Resources and Websites

News Outlets

Howard County Blogs and Podcasts

  • Scott E Blog: Scott E’s blog site will detail Howard County news, local politics, local sports articles and useful technology information for our readers. We hope you enjoy the posts and visit often.

  • HoCoBlogs publishes hundreds of local blogs, hosts fun and (mostly) free parties, and promotes the thoughtful and considerate use of social media in Howard County, Md.

  • HoCo Connect: Random musings of one Columbian, a place to connect and to learn more about issues and events in Howard County.

  • Forward Maryland: Commentary, Opinion and Information about America in Miniature! This is the blog site for the Forward Maryland audio podcast, video podcast, live broadcasts, etc.

  • Elevate Maryland: Elevate Maryland is a podcast and blog with a Maryland focus and Howard County roots.

  • Village Green/Town²: Where Columbia and Howard County Intersect

  • HoCo Nom Nom:  A blog about eating out in Howard County, Maryland. We'll be posting about restaurants, food, and events in Howard County, MD.

  • HoCoMDcc: Correspondence and Collaboration for a better Howard County, Md.

Howard County Websites

Downtown Columbia Music and Event Venues

Columbia Maryland Villages


Facebook Groups

  • Howard County MD: A place for sharing news, events, issue discussions, opinions, and politics, in Howard County, Maryland.  Members: 10,000+

  • Howard County Neighbors United: This is a non-partisan research & advocacy group committed to ensuring the comprehensive advancement and long-term sustained excellence of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). Howard County’s $1 billion public education system is one of its most precious assets, and together, we can safeguard its future by staying informed and engaged in the election of our local representatives, by providing transparency to the processes that impact our school system, by encouraging accountability for our school & county leadership, and by supporting activities that provide tailored assistive tools and resources to HCPSS students and schools. Members: 5,000+

  • Columbia Maryland Live: Exciting new Facebook Group providing up-to-the-minute events, happenings, history & goings on, in Columbia Maryland.  Members: 4,000+

  • Celebrating Columbia, Maryland, and its future.  You can discuss ANYTHING related to Columbia, Maryland. It is not meant to replace the popular "You Know you Grew up in Columbia" FB page, but to instead provide a better forum for more in depth, civil discussions about the future of Columbia, with an eye on the past and inclusive of all views.  Members: 3,000+

  • HoCo School Interest: We are working to build a better system for our community's children. Feel free to join the discussion by sharing your comments and posts about education and schools. Members: 5,000+

  • The Best Businesses of Howard County, Maryland: This group is for anyone looking for the Best Businesses in Howard County! The Best Businesses of Howard County as decided by you! Ask fellow members for recommendations on restaurants, salons, daycare, a mechanic or church.. whatever you are looking for! This group is not for direct sales, yard sale, or advertising of ANY SORT.

  • Better Howard Together:  I am starting a Better Howard Together (BHT) such that people can share ideas on our county affairs freely and unfiltered. Please just make sure what you say here can be said publicly using the same words. As Confucius says, treat others the way you want others to treat you. Members: 700+


Reddit Groups

  • Columbia MD: A subreddit for Columbia, Maryland, and its surrounding areas.

  • HoCoFood: A subreddit dedicated to local restaurants, events, and any other food-related content in Howard County, MD and its surrounding areas.


Blogs outside Howard County

  • Petworth News: Petworth News is a news blog about the Petworth area neighborhoods in Washington DC, written by Drew Schneider and other amazing contributing writers. It features facts and objective reporting, as well as an occasional subjective point of view and opinion. 

  • Popville: PoPville chronicles the happenings in Washington D.C.’s neighborhoods.  Topics covered include quality of life, real estate, restaurants, bars, retail, architecture, gardening, pets, transit, crime and other general observations about daily life in D.C.

  • DCist: DCist is the unofficial homepage of the District. We cover what matters to Washingtonians, whether that’s the latest piece of legislation before the D.C. Council or the best thing to order at the new restaurant around the corner.

  • Greater Greater Washington: The Washington, DC region is a great place to live for so many people, and the Greater Greater Washington community believes it can be a greater place to live for so many more. Greater Greater Washington is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that brings people together online and offline to discuss, organize, and advocate for an inclusive, diverse, growing Washington, DC region where all people can choose to live in walkable urban communities.  We want to live and work in places with sidewalks, bike lanes, and frequent transit; with grocery stores, parks, and plenty of housing choices at attainable prices; that is accessible and welcoming to people of all income levels and backgrounds.

  • Eater DC: Food news and dining guides for Washington, DC

  • Eater Baltimore: Food news and dining guides for Baltimore, MD.

  • Washington City Paper: The Washington City Paper is a U.S. alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. 

  • Just up the Pike: bloggin’ about the life and times of MoCo’s east side

  • The MoCoShow: The MoCoShow to be the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to get your Montgomery County information.

  • Baltimore Brew: BALTIMORE BREW is an independent daily news website, staffed by veteran journalists committed to providing fresh, fair, insightful and reliable reporting about Baltimore.

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