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Howard Astronomical League (HAL) Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park now open!

The HAL Observatory features a 15-foot diameter dome that houses the restored Paul S. Watson telescope, a 12-inch Newtonian telescope originally built in 1937, and a library of more than 250 donated books. The Observatory will host monthly HAL public star parties and various programs offered by the county’s Department of Recreation & Parks.
Howard Astronomical League (HAL) Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park now open! Allan H. Kittleman accepts the County Cup from the Maryland Half Marathon and 5K New bank operations center opens in Howard County Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman visits Cub Scout rally Howard County principal receives top honors from State of Maryland and Executive Allan H. Kittleman
  • <h2>July 4th Festivities, Closings and Slide Schedule</h2><p class="quoteCreds">Join us this 4th of July as we celebrate our nation’s independence with the County’s annual <a href="http://www.howardcountymd.gov/july4th.htm" title="Festival and Fireworks" target="_blank">Festival and Fireworks</a> celebration!  Featuring live music, children’s entertainment and more, the fun begins at 5 p.m. Rain date for fireworks only is July 5. Howard County Government offices, animal shelter and senior centers are <a href="http://www.howardcountymd.gov/News061915c.htm" title="CLOSED" target="_blank">CLOSED</a> on Friday, July 3. Friday curbside collection will occur as usual on the 3rd; however, there will be no trash collection on Saturday, July 4. Click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hocogov/posts/849747758405803" title="HERE" target="_blank">HERE</a> for more information.<br /> </p>

    July 4th Festivities, Closings and Slide Schedule

    Join us this 4th of July as we celebrate our nation’s independence with the County’s annual Festival and Fireworks celebration! Featuring live music, children’s entertainment and more, the fun begins at 5 p.m. Rain date for fireworks only is July 5. Howard County Government offices, animal shelter and senior centers are CLOSED on Friday, July 3. Friday curbside collection will occur as usual on the 3rd; however, there will be no trash collection on Saturday, July 4. Click HERE for more information.
     

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