Saturday, September 5, 2015

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Plan to Close Laurel Hospital Sparks Outrage »

Citizens and elected officials packed the Laurel City Council Chamber on Aug. 10 for a town hall meeting to address Dimensions Healthcare’s plans to close Laurel Regional Hospital (LRH) by 2018.

Enchanted Forest Comes Back to Life at Clark’s Elioak Farm »

As a child, Martha Clark visited the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Md., at least once a year — but she would have gone more often if she had her childhood wish. “I always wanted to have a birthday party there, but my birthday was in December [and the park wasn’t open],” said Clark.

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BizWeekly 9/1/2015

Distribution of the September issue of The Business Monthly begins today. It is available at more than 900 locations in Howard County, Northern and Western Anne Arundel County and Laurel. For a complete list of addresses, visit www.bizmonthly.com, look to the blue bar across the top of the home page and click on “Distribution.”

Kittleman Issues Statement on Passing of Former Gov. Marvin Mandel
“Former Gov. Marvin Mandel may have been short of stature, but he was a political giant who shaped Maryland’s government as we now know it. His career exemplified life’s complexity. He was a brilliant politician, a master of compromise, a consensus builder who won friends from all parties.

“He led full and varied public and private lives, and more than most, did things his way. He won elections by huge margins, and ruled the statehouse with the phrase, ‘We’ll work it out.’ He created the Shock Trauma Center; reorganized the entire state government; built s

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Guest Article

Enchanted Forest Comes Back to Life at Clark’s Elioak Farm

As a child, Martha Clark visited the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Md., at least once a year — but she would have gone more often if she had her childhood wishes. “I always wanted to have a birthday party there but my birthday was in December,” said Clark.

The Enchanted Forest opened in 1955. At that time, admission was $1 for adults and 50¢ for children. When the Enchanted Forest first opened, the park featured fairy tale buildings and characters, but no mechanical rides originally. Track rides were added later, including an “Alice in Wonderland” ride with teacup-shaped cars, and a Cinderella’s castle ride with mice for the cars.

As the years went by and the park closed —

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