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Holidays Return to Ellicott City On Friday, Bringing Much-Needed Boost in Business

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The lit Christmas tree in front of the Howard County Welcome Center. Photo by Karmen Osei.
The lit Christmas tree in front of the Howard County Welcome Center. Photo by Karmen Osei.

It’s been a long four months for historic Ellicott City, but the town wasn’t going to let its arduous flood recovery stop it from having some holiday fun.

Historic Ellicott City Set for a Resurgent Small Business Saturday

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Shoppers outside "A Journey from Junk" on Main Street on Nov. 5, Courtesy Allan Kittleman/Facebook
Shoppers outside “A Journey from Junk” on Main Street on Nov. 5, Courtesy Allan Kittleman/Facebook

Nearly four months ago, a flash flood changed the lives of business owners on Ellicott City’s Main Street by dumping six inches of rain and sending a surge of water crashing through their historic section of town. Tomorrow morning, most of those merchants will finally be back in business.

After ‘Trump 2016’ Vandalism, Curtis Bay Company Donates Replacement Sign to Ellicott City Farm Stand

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The new sign. Courtesy Chris Merdon.
The new sign. Courtesy Chris Merdon.

Last week, Steven Strauss, owner of Sign Central, Inc., was saddened to hear of a politically motivated act of vandalism against one of his business’s clients. Within 24 hours of Donald Trump being elected president, someone had gone out to Carroll Farm-to-Table along Route 144 and spray-painted “Trump 2016” in crude red script on the stand and its sign out front.

Ellicott City Farm Stand Vandalized with “Trump 2016”

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Courtesy Chris Merdon
Courtesy Chris Merdon

This presidential election proved to be very ugly, with taunts and insults lobbed from both sides and an outcome that has rattled many Americans. But the aftermath is particularly unpleasant for Chris Merdon, who found that someone had spray-painted “Trump 2016” several times across his Ellicott City business sometime in the last day.

This Chili Cookoff Benefits Ellicott City Flood Recovery

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ecstrongchilicatch of the day fish (2)A lot of attention will be focused on costumes and frights this weekend, but there’s also a chance to experience another rite of fall.

Four Baltimore-Area Breweries Team Up on ‘Ryelief’ for Ellicott City

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Photo via @NEWeatherWx
Photo via @NEWeatherWx

A quartet of local craft beer creators are set to debut the second beer to help Ellicott City in as many weeks.

Kayaker Discovers Ellicott City’s Lost Clock

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Photo via @NEWeatherWx
Photo via @NEWeatherWx

Many things were lost in the historic floods that plagued Ellicott City over the weekend–including cars, businesses, and even lives. But at least one thing has been recovered.

Heroic Rescue Bright Spot in Ellicott City’s Tragic & Historic Flooding

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Photo via @NEWeatherWx
Photo via @NEWeatherWx

A historic flash flood tore through Ellicott City over the weekend, a once-in-a-thousand-years kind of weather event that left two dead. The toll might’ve been worse, though, if not for the heroic intervention of a group of bystanders.

Ellicott City Teen Heads to Olympic Swim Trials

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Ellicott City’s Jake Lamparella, 19, is one of 100 swimmers fighting it out for two open spots on Team USA.

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