Entrepreneurship gets better with age

By: Robert Friedman
Posted on: September 24, 2019

You may not realize it, but if you are 50 years or older and thinking about starting a new business, you are in good company — and just might have a bright, wealthy future. “Studies have found that the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs are people older than 50 years — and especially women,” said Kerry Hannon, author and personal finance expert. Hannon will be the keynote... READ MORE

Family dynamics plus mystery in “Proof”

By: Dan Collins
Posted on: September 20, 2019

One of the most wonderful things about theater is that it isn’t math. That said, there is a sort dramatic arithmetic to theater, an equation where the figures are living, breathing human beings and the final answer (hopefully) results in a standing ovation, as was the case at the opening performance of Proof, at Everyman Theatre through October 6. Proof earned the Pulitzer Prize for... READ MORE

A winning artist paints the town at night

By: Erin Yu
Posted on: September 18, 2019

“Set up your easel and paint the town!” the Howard County Arts Council told artists during the Paint It Ellicott City event this summer. Local landscape painter Bruno Baran sometimes works from photographs. But on a sweltering Saturday in June he situated his easel on a sidewalk in historic Ellicott City and painted the old town directly from life. The painting he produced, named... READ MORE

Nia fitness method adapts to all levels

By: Catherine Brown
Posted on: September 17, 2019

When 72-year-old Carla Magarity moved to Richmond from Los Angeles, where she had lived for 35 years, she was thrilled to spend more time with her daughter and grandchildren here. A health insurance broker, she had been flying back and forth for years until deciding to retire. And Magarity wasn’t worried about finding a group of friends to connect with when she settled here. During her ... READ MORE

Try stand-up for a second act

By: Robert Friedman
Posted on: September 17, 2019

A funny thing happened to Rich Madzel on the way home from Brooklyn one night: He decided to open a comedy club. The idea came to him about a year ago on the New Jersey Turnpike, as he and his wife were returning to Columbia, Maryland after visiting their daughter. “It occurred to me that I was bored and needed more to do,” said the now 81-year-old businessman and theater... READ MORE

ABCs of September gardening chores

By: Lela Martin
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Although the blooming sunflowers, asters and zinnias may still be providing some color in your yard, September is a good month to finish up the summer season and get a good start on fall. With the yellow bus at the corner, you might remember those first days of school. Here are some suggestions for your garden chores based on the alphabet: A: Add cool weather annuals such as pansies,... READ MORE