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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD. We post & Twitter any function or event you may have to help your event get a wee bit more additional exposure, a free service offered to the local community. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated August 26, 2016 4:30 PM


Discoveries GoFundMe
Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed not only a business but a home aswell?
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Discoveries GoFundMe

Sally Fox Tennant owns Discoveries, a shop in downtown Ellicott City, Maryland, a very special place.   Discoveries is a funky little boutique chocked full (and I mean FULL) of the most creative and fascinating items:   hand-made jewelry, art, clothing, home décor and interesting stuff you’ve ever seen!   Each time I visited the store, there were customers perusing all the collections, “ooh-ing and aah-ing” over the myriad of unique choice purchases for gifts or for themselves. Discoveries showcased and sold the products created by several hundred of the  most talented artisans and craftspeople from all over the country.

Discoveries is located near the lowest point in Ellicott City, just a few steps from the Railroad Bridge, the historic Railroad station museum and the Patapsco River.   Last Saturday evening, a horrendous flash flood tore through downtown Ellicott City.  With 6.5" of rain falling in just 3 hours, the torrent devastated this historic town.   Without warning, shop and restaurant owners, pedestrians and shoppers were forced to take immediate refuge against the rushing waters.  Many buildings and shops were damaged  Some establishments, including the Discoveries shop. were completely destroyed.  Two people lost their lives in the flood, and many others had to be rescued.  

Sally not only runs her shop on Main Street, she also lived in her apartment above the store.   Like other Ellicott City residents and establishment owners, Sally became trapped in her building by the rising and rushing flood water that night.  She had no choice but to quicly gather up her cat, stuff it in a case and retreat to the roof of her building.  There, a neighbor on the roof of his building, helped them to squeeze through a small window to safety.  

You see... not only was Sally's business and life's work destroyed, but her home as well.  Her life as she’d known it completely changed.  For the foreseeable future, she and her kitty will be staying with her son.  

Sally and her store Discoveries have been a part of the downtown historic Ellicott City for more than 35 years.   She enjoys and cherishes the wonderful and loyal customer base created throughout and over the years.   Sally wants her customers to know just how much she appreciates getting to know them and having them as customers, too.  It’s her plan to rebuild and reopen.  It’s her hope that, with the help of all the friends she’s made through her store, that she’ll be able to do that.

At the end of the video below, you can see her shop, and how high the flood waters surged.  The waters swept away her inventory and nearly everything else inside.  It collapsed walls, flooring and fixtures.  She'll need to repair or replace the store's inventory and repair the building's structural damage:  floors, walls, fixtures, equipment, lighting, HVAC, etc.  
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Portalli's GoFundMe
Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed a local business?

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Portallis GoFundMe

On July 30th, historic Ellicott City was devastated by historic flash flooding.  This storm claimed two lives and countless businesses on Main Street.  Among the businesses destroyed was Portallis which is owned and operated by our good friends Evan Brown, Alan & Lee Biars, Keith Holsey and Jame Ingles.

For those of you that don’t know them, their character is most easily exemplified by the fact that their first concern after digesting the reality of the situation was the financial well-being of their employees that have faithfully served the restaurant since its opening in 2006.  This at face value is telling enough, but layer on the fact that losses incurred to replace items destroyed in the restaurant are not covered by insurance, and you get a peek into the type of men they are.   

Due to their humble nature, they would NEVER ask for help. For that reason, we have organized this Go Fund Me page to help them provide for the employees that will be displaced from work indefinitely. 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards supporting the line cooks, bartenders, dishwashers, chefs and servers that have contributed to the family atmosphere that countless patrons have experience over the years.  To the extent that we raise enough to support the displaced employees, we will donate the remaining proceeds to help absorb the significant property losses that Portalli's has incurred.  

No donation is too small!  These Go Fund Me pages are powered by word of mouth and small donations quickly accumulate to amounts that are truly impactful.

It’s situations like these that highlight the strength of our community and what is possible when we work together for a common cause. Let’s seize this opportunity to show the Portallis family that they have our loyal support during the challenging road ahead!
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Benefit Concert to Support EC's Portallis

Saturday, September 10 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Five Oaks Swim Club, 1817 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, Maryland 21228

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Five Oaks Swim Club will be hosting a benefit concert to support Ellicott City's Portallis. Evan Brown and his team have always been so supportive and generous to Five Oaks, it's time to give back. Portallis will be onsite to sell food and non-alcoholic beverages. This will be a BYOB event (No GLASS!!!). The event will be open to the public, ages 21+. Bring a chair and your favorite alcoholic beverages, kick back and enjoy the local talent. (The pool will be closed during this event, no swimming.) All proceeds will go directly to Portallis to support their efforts in rebuilding. 

Bands: TBA

Tickets: $15 pre-sale, $20 at door 
Tickets Sold at Five Oaks 

Tshirts: ECStrong shirts will be sold on-site by Chamber of Commerce
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The Wine Bin

Boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City

We're Reopening!

We are happy to announce that we are reopening on Thursday, August 25 at 10am.
Plus, we have plenty of fun events coming up!

Parking & Directions:
To visit The Wine Bin, the best access will be taking Route 40 to Rogers Avenue, and a right on Ellicott Mills Drive. Parking will be available along Ellicott Mills and The Wine Bin lot. Lot F behind The Bin will not be available until Saturday. Click to view parking & access map.
Please note: There is no parking on Main Street, and very limited parking in the historic district.
50% of Lot F will be available starting on Saturday. There will be no movie night this Saturday.

Old Town Farmers Market and Merchant Market Place

Saturday, August 27, 9am-4pm
The Old Town Farmer's Market has a temporary home at Mt. Ida, off the court house parking lot above Historic Ellicott City. Parking is available on Court House Drive.
The Marketplace gives us all a unique opportunity to support participating merchants and vendors, along with the traditional farmer's market. It also provides a forum for donation through various non-profits and sponsor organizations. Click here for updates.
The Wine Bin will be open on Saturday morning, so after a little market shopping, walk on down Court Avenue and visit us on Main Street!


Labor Day Weekend at
The Bin

Friday, September 2
Yappy Hour is returning next Friday, from 6-9pm. During nice weather, Yappy Hour is held in the parking lot with live music by MOR. Inside the store, guests can enjoy a wine and Parfections chocolate tasting.
Saturday, September 3
The Farmers Market is scheduled to return to The Wine Bin's parking lot from 9am to 1pm.
Join us later that evening for an outdoor movie screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding at 8pm. The Bin offers a wine tasting before each movie, and has coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine that you purchase from The Bin. Bring a chair and a picnic!
Parking is available along Ellicott Mills, Lot F and The Court House off Court House Drive.



The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street | Ellicott City, MD 21043
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday - Saturday 10am - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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Boliwalou GoFundMe
Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed a local business?
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Boliwalou GoFundMe

My friend Cris lost her store in the Ellicott City Thousand Year Flood. Cris is a single mom, who worked 50 to 60 hours a week to run her business . The store itself is covered in mud and under a foot of water. In addition, her entire Fall and Winter inventory was in the basement, which completely flooded with waist deep water. What wasn't damaged by the actual flood is now damaged from growing mold and other health concerns. Cris didn't have flood insurance as the monthly premiums are astronomical and she just couldn't afford it. 
My friend advocates for women's rights, gives back to Project Feast, mentors children in Sandown through her church, sells and is a proponent of Fair Trade items and just has a very giving and loving spirit.
Please help Cris recover some of her loss. Help spread the word!

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Ellicott Mills Brewery GoFundMe
Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed a local business?
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Ellicott Mills GoFundMe

After the historic flood that destroyed our little town Ellicott Mills Brewing Company would like to raise money for our employees that will lose their way of making a living while we repair. It could take a long time and they need the communities help. Thank you.
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Ethan Gochnour GoFundMe

Can you help after the devastating flood? (Started by for a work Colleague)
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Ethan Gochnour GoFundMe

I am a colleague of Ethan Gochnour from the local Home Depot in Ellicott City, and really feel he needs some help. After the devastating flood, he lost his car and was left with the clothes on his back. He is a humble guy, who lived above Sweet Cascades.  He still feels like, "Why would anyone help me?"  I am doing my best to do just that. Let's come together to help Ethan get some cash to buy a new car and to start again. Any help that you can give would be greatly appreciate it.   
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Joan Eve GoFundMe

Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed a local business?
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Joan Eve GoFundMe

Joan Eve has been apart of Old Ellicott City for over 20 years. Her shop was an adorable collection of antique pieces, handpicked by Joan herself. For Joan, her shop was her life and she poured her soul into it. You could tell by everything she did that she loved what she did. She loved seeing the people, she loved helping people, and she loved the comminuty of Old Ellicott City. On July 30th 2016, Ellicott City had a masive flood that destroyed Main Street. Entire stores, years worth of hard work, love and labor were washed away in a matter of minutes, including Joan Eve. Please help contribute to this fund so Joan can recreate her wonderful whimsical shop.

Help spread the word!
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Johnnys Bistro on Main GoFundMe
Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed a local business?
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Johnnys Bistro on Main GoFundMe

As you all know, the flooding in old ellicott has destroyed peoples business, homes, and lives. My uncle, who owns Johnnys Bistro on Main, has lost his business to the flood. He's an amazing uncle, father, and cook :-p Im putting this together in hopes that this could help him, as he has a lot to deal with at this point. Any donation can help! Help spread the word!

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Little French Market Cafe GoFundMe
Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed a local business?
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Little French Market Cafe GoFundMe

The Little French Market was devestated by a historic flash flood that recently hit Ellicott City, MD. 

The Market has been home to live music every weekend this summer. The owners put on shows every friday and saturday and welcome everyone into their community. I am completely heartbroken they are now forced to closed. The flood washed away the entire sidewalk in the courtyard.  Insurance is not covering any of these damages to the building.

Jeni Porter, Johnathan Postma, Cathy Ferguson, and Kimberly Kepnes, owners of the market, are leaders of Ellicott City. They give so much to our beautiful community.  It shows in the events they host, cater, and particpate in. They are my family and family to everyone in Ellicott City. 

100% of donations will go to the recovery of The Little French Market, the beautiful courtyard, and stage. 

Please share and donate if you can! The Little French Market is planning to come back bigger and stronger than ever!

-Kate Domingue
Help spread the word!

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The Clayground Studio and Gallery Employee GoFundMe
Can you help after the devastating flood destroyed a local job?
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Clayground Studio and Gallery

My name is Tabrina "Bree" Hughes and I work at the Clayground Studio and Gallery in Historic Ellicott City, Md. As most of you know Historical Ellicott City was destroyed by an unforgiving flood that absolutely devastated our amazing and beautiful community. Our teachers are now out of work and The Clayground is closed for the foreseeable future. Our teachers are in need of help and every little bit helps them while The Clayground and the rest of the community gets back to their feet. Every wee bit will help on our long journey back to a full Ellicott City Strong recovery!!!
Thank you for your time and please click on the link!
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The Vintage Vault & Gallery

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Ellicott Mills Brewery
Ellicott Mills Brewery

Flood 2016 Information:

Old Ellicott City Resident Update

Emergency Grant Relief Deadline Extended

In an effort to continue support our community, The Ellicott City Partnership has extended the deadline to submit your request for the Emergency Relief Grant.  Residents, businesses and property owners may request up to $500 in assistance. The new deadline is August 31.  You can download the form HERE.  It can be scanned and emailed to the address listed or sent via the mail.  No access to a scanner?  Take a photo of your application and attach to your email, just make sure it's legible.

The ECP is working on the larger grant process which residents will be eligible for along with businesses and property owners. An application date has not been set, but details will be coming soon. 

Disaster Relief Center

The center will remain open in the Ellicott City 50+ Center, 9401 Frederick Road, today and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for those who may need assistance.

From the County

Thurs Aug. 25 / Fri, Aug. 26 - Residents of those streets are asked to park in Lot F as          Merryman and Hill streets are to be re-paved
Sat, Aug. 27 - Half of Parking Lot “F” to reopen and will allow public parking
Early September  - Reopening of Patapsco River Bridge & the perimeter to move west of Maryland Avenue on Main Street 
NOTE: The County hotline available to help as well. Residents and businesses of the Main Street area may call 410-313-0863 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for assistance.  You may also visit the Howard County online flood recovery resource page at  droppable-1472138466979

Old EC Marketplace

The farmer's market is back at a temporary location on the lawn next to Mt. Ida.  Local farmers will be joined by 15+ of our shops and restaurants.  Many are offering various Old EC t-shirts to support recovery.

Saturday 9am - 1pm at Mt Ida, near the courthouse.  Event Details

Questions or Additional Assistance

  A dedicated email has been created to help match resources with those who need them.  Contact us at   The ECP offices can be reached at 410-579-2594


           Your Partners in Business on Main St.          

Due to Clean Up Day and Heat
EC Marketplace Has Changed the Schedule!
Evening Concert Cancelled

Howard County has announced that Saturday and Sunday will be Clean Up Days for merchants, residents and property owners from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. .  Many merchants have let us know that they will not be able to participate in the EC Marketplace because they need to access their buildings. 

We have also been advised by the weather service that Saturday will be an extremely hot day and health officials are warning people to take precautions like staying in air conditioning in the afternoon and evening hours.    

To this end, we have decided to adhere to the following schedule:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Farmer's Market.  Merchants are invited to set up during this time if they are not cleaning their business.

12:00 - 6 p.m. - We have decided to cancel the E.C. Marketplace.  If you are interested in setting up, please do so at the Farmer's Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please let Heather know TODAY if plan to participate in the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. market.  

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Concert is cancelled

Contact Heather Gaetano if you have questions.  We plan to have the E.C. Marketplace every Satuday beginning next Saturday, August 13 and continuing into the fall.  

Hope to see you Saturday at the Farmer's Market!

Residents and owners that need credentialing may go to the Disaster Assistance Center(DAC) during regular DAC hours. The DAC is located at the Ellicott City 50+ Center 9401 Frederick Road.  DAC hours are: Thurs., Aug. 11 - Sun., Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Call 410-313-2900 for more details. 

You've Got Mail

Everyone's mail is going to the Ellicott City Post Office and the postal workers have been very helpful in getting mail to the merchants and residents.  However, several people have reported that they have received other people's mail in their bundle of mail when they receive it from the post office.

Please check your mail before leaving the post office to ensure that it all belongs to you.  If you receive other people's mail, please return to the post office and they will redeliver.

 You can help support the recovery and rebuilding of historic Ellicott City by purchsing a ‪#‎ECStrong bracelet- All proceeds from these bracelets go to the Ellicott City Partnership for the recovery effort. They are available in all branches for a minimum $5 donation.

Click here to find a Howard Bank branch near you!

"Rise Above The Water" Shirts Available

  David Trapp from Mojo Art and Image has designed a fund raising t-shirt priced at $20, $15 of which will be going towards the flood relief. Shirts are  available for sale in sizes small through XXXL. Buy one while supplies last!  Click here!


Ellicott City is a Main Street, Maryland Community 

Ellicott City is proud to be one of the 28 Main Street, Maryland (MSM) communities.  The MSM program offers technical assistance and a proven formula for revitalizing Main Street. 

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(List compiled by Floria Volynskaya)

Joseph Anthony Blevins' family -

Jessica Watsula's family --


Jason Barnes -

Tina Callaway -

Sara Arditti and David Dempster -

Angel Ann Fulford -

Cody Goodin -

Sabrina Hogan -

Cindy and Chuck Knowler -

Jonny Maravetz -

Kelly and Scotty -

Chip Spencer -

Aaron Ross and Kate St John -

Theresa, Jason and Jessica -


A Diva'z Closet Boutique-

A Journey from Junk -

A La Mode Boutique -

Attic Antiques 'N Things -


Buddy McFreed at Antique Depot -

Gofundme for Cotton Duck -

ClayGround Studio & Gallery,LLC

Cotton Duck Art and Apparel -

Cottage Antiques -

Craig Coyne Jewelers -

Cunningham Studios -

Ghost Town Tattoo -

Great Panes Art Glass Studio -

HorseSpirit Art Gallery -

Maxines Antiques & Collectables -

Salon Marielle -

Shoemaker Country -

Simply Divine Boutique -

Sweet Elizabeth Jane -

The Archive Music & Games -


Restaurants / Food Places:

Bean Hollow Roastery & Espresso -

Cacao Lane Restaurant -

Ellicott Mills Brewing Company

Johnny's Bistro on Main

Judge's Bench -

La Palapa Mexican Grill & Cantina -

Little French Market

Park Ridge Trading Company -

Pure Wine Cafe -

Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant -

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier -

Tea on the Tiber -

The Phoenix Emporium -

The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant - /

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Dear Patapsco Heritage Greenway Volunteers,

The devastating storm on July 31 that dumped up to 6.5 inches of rain and triggered unprecedented stormwater runoff has had a tremendous negative impact on our watershed.  In addition to debris that we see washed into the river from storm drains, we are finding and reporting sewage leaks, washouts and major erosion and large debris in the water.  As you probably know, the area of the Patapsco Valley State Park from Ellicott City to Route 1 is indefinitely closed while DNR crews clear debris- including cars in the river- and reopen the trails. No one should be accessing these areas at this time.  

Additionally- the two most significant sewer line breaks, one at Miller's Branch and one at Sucker's branch, have dumped tens of millions of gallons of sewage into the water and so areas from Route 40 east along the Patapsco are not safe for water access. (It is never a good idea to swim in rivers after a major flood event). The Park has been in touch throughout the last week with PHG and is hoping that we can get in to help them manage flood relief, once they've stabilized the area. For now, they are sending park visitors to areas of the park further west and so those areas are also burdened with extra litter- in addition to stormwater debris. If you are visiting those areas, please consider bringing a trash bag to help pick up this litter. 

For now, we will wait to mobilize larger cleanups but we hope you'll stand by in case we need to mobilize earlier than our regular season.  If you are out and about in open sections of the park and you see sewage leaks or other damage above Ellicott City, please let us know and also report what you are seeing to the right departments, shown here:

Culvert blocked or broken:  Report to Highways.  Balto County 410-887-2560, HoCo 410-313-7450, AA Co 410-222-7940.
Culvert blocked or broken (near State Hwy):   Report to MD State Highway Administration.  BatoCo 410-363-1315, HoCo 800-545-8132, AA Co 410-766-3770.
Dams caused by debris:  Report to DEPS.  AA Co 410-537-3000. Ho Co contact
Hazardous waste spill:  Report to MDE.  Balto Co 866-633-4686, AA Co 410-222-7363.
Sewer overflows or breakage:  Report to Utilities.  Balto Co 410-887-7415, AA Co 410-222-8400.


Thank you so much for all that you do for the Patapsco!

Mary Catherine Cochran
Executive Director, Patapsco Heritage Greenway

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Ravens Donate $10K To Ellicott City Relief
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens announced they will be donating $10,000 to help those affected by the floods in Ellicott City last weekend.

Michael Campanaro grew up in Howard County and shared the news  of the large donation after explaining how his family was personally affected by the storms and devastating floods.

“It means a lot with the Ravens and the team , this organization supporting the families and victims and our prayers are out for all those people,” said Campanaro.

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Historic Ellicott City Fundraiser
August 20, 2016 @ 7-9:30pm

Giving one last nudge: LET'S FILL THE HOUSE for this FUNDRAISER for Ellicott City's Rebuilding efforts !! We need everyone's help reaching out to the community - PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!  Thanx MUCHO :)
INFO BELOW (or if easier, share this invite on Facebook:

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ECstrong Challenge Beer Festival
August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Victoria Gastro Pub - 8201 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045, USA

Manor Hill Tavern and Waverly Real Estate Group
are challenging all Howard County businesses, associates, supplier partners,
and friends to join us in raising funds for the
Ellicott City Partnership to assist those
that were adversely affected by the recent flood.

On August 27th from Noon-4pm
We are sponsoring a Beer Festival at Victoria Gastro Pub

150 Tickets will be sold at $60 each

100% of the proceeds will go to the Ellicott City Partnership

Manor Hill Tavern and Waverly Real Estate Group
will also each match, dollar for dollar, every ticket sold.
This means, at a minimum we will raise $27,000.

Contact for more information about becoming a sponsor

General Admission Tickets for the Event on sale NOW!

Ticket price includes Commemorative Glass,
Beer Tastings & Passed Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
More details to come on participating Breweries
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Fundraiser for Ellicott City
Saturday, August 27 at 5 PM

Dimitri's International Grille 2205 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, Maryland 21228
The Dimitri's family is very saddened to hear of the devestation of our neighbors in Ellicott City. In support of other local businesses and the community we will be holding the following events during the month of August:

Prizes, 50/50 Raffle (awarded foundations to be named soon!), Guest Bartenders, Happy Hour all night, Live Music!

Leading up to the fundraiser, Dimitri's will also be offering:

Walk in interviews:
August 3rd and 4th 
August 10th and 11th 
from 11 AM - 2 PM for any displaced individuals looking for employment.

If county officials need space to hold meetings, please contact Tom Wethern at (410) 747-1927. We look forward to raising money for all of those affected by these unfortunate events. Dimitri's Family and Staff

The Heavy Seas Tap Room will donate 50% of revenue made this weekend (noon to 10 pm on Saturday, Aug 6 & 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, August 7) to the Ellicott City Partnership. Click here for more details. 

The Howard County Arts Council is establishing Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund to aid to the many artists with studios and galleries in Ellicott City who suffered substantial losses of artwork and studio space. They will be extending their current exhibit, Paint It! Ellicott City 2016, until the end of September with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work donated to the fund. Several Paint It! artists have already generously agreed to donate 100% of their sales to help the relief effort. The Arts Council is also accepting individual donations to Re-create. 

Owners of Nacho Mama's and Mama's on the Half Shell in Baltimore say they will donate 20% of their sales this week to help the victims. 

Neighboring Sykesville is ready when the call for volunteers does arise. Check out their Facebook event to see what they're planning as things unfold. 

Sonoma's Bar & Grill in Columbia will donate 20% of its sales on Friday, Aug 5 from 7 pm to last call to Ellicott City's relief fund. 

Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick will donate proceeds from beer sales in its tasting room to the Ellicott City Partnership throughout the weekend. 

Two Noodles & Company locations in Columbia will donate a portion of their weekend sales to the Ellicott City Partnership. On Saturday and Sunday the restaurants at Columbia Crossing (6191 Old Dobbin Lane) and inside the Mall in Columbia's food court will donate 25& of sales to the organization. 

On Sunday, Aug 7 from 4 - 8 pm,the White Oak Tavern in Ellicott City will donate a portion of the proceeds from Flying Dog Beer and food sales to the Ellicott City Partnership. 

Great Sage in Clarksville will donate 10% of its sales on Sunday to the Ellicott City Partnership. 

A La Mode Boutique is selling "Hope" and "Believe" bracelets for the Ellicott City recovery efforts. 10% of all bracelet sales will go to the Ellicott City Partnership and the rest will go to help them rebuild their Main Street shop. 

On Aug 8, Daniel's Restaurant and Open Air Bar in Elkridge will match 100% if its burger sales with donations to Ellicott City relief. 

Twist and Turn Tavern in Fulton will be taking donations on Aug 19 during a live classic rock show by Out of Order. 

On Aug 27, Victoria Gastro Pub is holding the #ECStrong Beer Challenge Festival from noon to 4 pm to benefit the Ellicott City Partnership. 150 tickets are available and Manor Hill Tavern and Land Design & Development will also match, dollar for dollar, each ticket sold. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Ellicott City Partnership. Attendees will receive a commemorative glass, beer tastings and passed heavy hor d'oeuvres. 

Dimitri's International Grill, "The Dig" is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug 27 with prizes, 50/50 raffle, guest bartenders, happy hour all night and live music!

AsanaRoots is hosting a donation based yoga class on Saturday, Aug 6 to benefit Old Ellicott City

EVLUTN Apparel is a Howard County based clothing company. They are lending a hand by creating custom tee shirts that pay homage to the history of Ellicott City. All proceeds from the online sales will help community members in need. 

Through August 14, Olney Roots Market will donate $2 from every Manor Hill 6 pack of beer sold to the Ellicott City Partnership.

The National Center for Citizen Safety is donating $10 from every 5K registration (starting August 5). Make sure to put "ECSTRONG" in the comment section of the registration form. 

Dock Street is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Ellicott Mills Brewing Company with guest bartenders Timmy Kenzki (from Ellicott Mills) and Annapolis' own JB Jaeger. This event will raise money to provide relief for the EMBC staff who are indefinitely out of work as the damage to Ellicott Mills Brewing Company is repaired.  

An Etsy shop has created an Ellicott City "Hope is Higher Than Water" sticker and profits will go toward the relief fund. Find it here. 

Etsy store 'An Adventure Awaits' is selling a custom greeting card made for Ellicott City and is donating 100% of the proceeds from card sales to the small businesses affected by the flood damage. 

The Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will be seeking donations for Ellicott City's flood relief efforts during their next four Frederick Road Friday concerts, the Arts & Crafts Festival on September 11 and the Chamber's Crab Feast on September 30. The Chamber has also partnered with EmboidMe Catonsville to produce a t-shirt, these shirts will be given to each person who makes a donation of $10 to the fundraising effort. 

80% of the proceeds from sales of this Ellicott City art print will go to the Ellicott City Partnership or be donated to the GoFundMe efforts of individual businesses affected by the flooding. 

Fish Head Cantina presents A Benefit for Ellicott City, multi band concert on August 7 from 2 - 10pm. All ages show, $10 at the door. All proceeds to go to the Ellicott City Partnership. 

MaGerk's Pub is hosting a family friendly happy hour on Tuesday, August 9 from 6 - 9pm to benefit Ellicott City. $10 at the door gets you a light buffet and Flying Dog beer, as well as drink specials (all proceeds go to the Ellicott City Partnership). There will be a 50/50 raffle, raffle prizes and custom swag for sale too. 

Car Wash Fundraiser hosted by the teachers at The Young School on Tamar Dr. All proceeds go to the Ellicott City Partnership. August 13 from 9am - 12pm. (Rain date August 14)

1304 Photos is selling select 11x14 prints of the devastation caused by the flash flood for $40, 95% of the sales will be donated to help store owners rebuild their businesses. 

The Korean Society of Maryland and Howard County Korean Society has started a fundraiser to support residents, business owners and property owners impacted by the flooding.
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Della Rose's Ellicott City Fundraiser
August 28, 2016 @ 7pm - 2am

Fundraiser · Hosted by Ellicott Mills BRewing Company

10 percent of sales will go towards the cause. Ellicott City was destroyed in the flood. A feelow Curley Alumni Timothy Kendzierski is look to do a fundraiser to help his staff that lost their jobs while they rebuild. Come on out see old friends have a good time. 10 percent of sales will go to the Ellicott Mills BRewing staff fund. We cant thank the della rose family and their staff enough. Facebook
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Support Ellicott City at the YARD
Friday, September 23 at 7:05 PM - 11 PM

Oriole Park at Camden Yards 333 W Camden St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Support those affected by the Ellicott City flood by having fun at the YARD! $5 from every ticket sold for the Orioles game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept 23 will be split between two funds. One is for downtown Ellicott City residents and businesses thru the Ellicott City Partnership and the other is for residents in the surrounding areas who had damage done to their homes with money going to the Howard County Community Relief Fund.

The game is on Sept 23. All the information is on the attached picture or you can go directly to the link below. tix/ellicottcity

Please invite everyone you know! Buy your tickets today!
Let's Go O's & EC!
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Ascension Counseling Services
in partnership with Church of the Good Shepherd in Catonsville, is offering free, short-term crisis counseling to businesses, employees, and residents who were impacted by the Ellicott City flood.  Please contact us at 410-455-0098, ext.3, or by email at to schedule a group session for your employees/family or individual sessions.

Please spread the word that we're available to help individuals process the trauma, loss, and grief.

Thank you!

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Job Offers:

Monday 08/8/2016
From: Beth Johnson

Message: We are a small screen print & embroidery business located in Elkridge.  We have a position open for a shipper/receiver inventory specialist.  Is it possible to post this position through your organization?
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Personal Messages:

From: Amy DeHart
I am a resident of Ellicott City and have lived in Howard County my entire life. Thinking about ways to help the businesses in Old E.C. Please consider helping the shop owners to rent the space at the old Giant Food store to sell their items. It could be a Saturday only thing. Keep them local. I'm sure the support would be overwhelming. Incoming inventory and items not damaged by the flood waters could be sold. Just a thought. Please pass this along. Thanks!
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August 1, 2016 - So sorry for all of the loss in the downtown area...I am not an engineer by any stretch, but I wondered if while you are rebuilding the infrastructure, would it be possible to put in water diversion tunnels under the side walks similar to the Carroll creek project in Downtown Frederick, MD?  Someone may have already thought of this, but I just wanted to mention it since the flooding in your downtown area has become a reoccurring problem when there is heavy rain. I'm sure the recovery effort will be long from this event, again, sorry for the loss.
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Monday 08/1/2016
From: Cassandra Billotti
So sorry for all of the loss in the downtown area...I am not an engineer by any stretch, but I wondered if while you are rebuilding the infrastructure, would it be possible to put in water diversion tunnels under the side walks similar to the Carroll creek project in Downtown Frederick, MD?  Someone may have already thought of this, but I just wanted to mention it since the flooding in your downtown area has become a reoccurring problem when there is heavy rain. I'm sure the recovery effort will be long from this event, again, sorry for the loss.
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Wednesday 08/3/2016
From: Chris Serio
I am so sorry for any loss you may have incurred due to the flood on 7/30/16.  I truly hope that the damage and loss has been minimal.  I have shopped in your story many times and look forward to returning again once you re-open. From news videos and postings, there was a tremendous amount of damage to the area.  It's unbelievable what the power of water can do.  Sending prayers to you and all the shop owners and residents of Main Street Ellicott City. I know it will survive and be stronger than ever!  I will be sending in a donation to the ECP to help in the recovery.  Hope to see you soon.

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Monday 08/8/2016
E-Mail Message
From: Tony Freeman
I am a resident of North Yorkshire, England, but I visit friends at least twice a year, who live close to Turf Valley, on US40. I always love my trips into Ellicott City, usually for lunch, and to walk around your lovely city, looking at all the super colonial architecture. I was shocked when I heard about the dreadful floods on July 30th, and then saw video clips of the disaster. Would you please pass on my support and best wishes for a rapid recovery to the appropriate community members. With the community spirit you will fight back and restore the damage.
18, Grange Road,Dacre Banks, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4HA, England.

End of Disaster Relief Messages


Help Support Our Town at the New Old Town Ellicott City Marketplace!

9am to 1pm
on the Grounds of Mt. Ida at Sarah's Lane & Court House Avenue
Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043


Line Up

Historic Ellicott City Main Street

A Journey from Junk...Attic Antiques...Bear Fox Babe...Cunningham Studios...Discoveries...Park Ridge Trading...Patapsco Pendants...Shoemaker Country...Sweet Elizabeth Jane...Still Life Gallery...Syrianna Gallery...
The Wine Bin...and More

Ellicott City Old Town Market
Food & Farmers

Breezy Willow Farm & CSA...Orchard Breeze Farm...Baugher's Orchard & Farm...Shepherds Manor Creamery...Greenway Farms...Pongs Orchard...River House Pizza Co...Portalli's Restaurant...Matcha Time Cafe...and Many More

Non Profit & Sponsor Organizations

Historic Ellicott City, Inc (HEC)...Ellicott City Partnership (ECP)...Patpsco Heritage Greenway...Preservation Maryland...Howard County Government...Economic Development Authority and More

Additional Vendors
Fundraising Organizations

Becca Grogan, EC Posters...Gregg Ketterman, EC Photos...Victoria Richards...David Norman North, Leather Accessories...Shahana, Henna Art...Mauce,  EC Candles...Susan Morales,  Children's Accessories...Carol Zika, Camera/equipment and more


On the Grounds at Mt. Ida, 3691 Sarah's Lane,  Historic Ellicott City, Maryland 21043







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Howard County Historical Society Lunch Dates with History Lecture Series
March 4 - December 2, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Howard County Historical Society 8328 Court Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-480-3250

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Free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members

March 4: “In Carrie’s Footprints – The Long Walk of Warren Dorsey”  by Warren Dorsey and Jack McBride White
April 1: ” Remembering Streetcar No. 9 and Rails to Trails” by Dave Ditman and Maureen Sweeney Smith​
May 6: “Overview of Evolution of Howard County Cemeteries” by Fred Dorsey
June 3: “Cool Deliberate Courage – John Eager Howard in the American Revolution” by John Beakes
Aug. 5 “Historical Archaeology at Patapsco Female Institute” by Lee Preston
Sept. 2: “Benjamin Banneker” by Gwen Marabel
Oct. 7: “Patapsco Heritage Greenway” by Mary Catherine Cochran
Nov. 4: “So You Want to Buy An Old House? – What to Look Out for And What’s on The Market Now” by Shelley Wygant
Dec. 2: “The Enchanted Forest – Maryland’s Storybook Park” by Linda Harrison Gardiner, Martha Clark and Janet Kusterer
Bring your own lunch; drinks and treats provided. Tickets are free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lectures are given noon-1 p.m. followed by an optional tour of the museum.


Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Weekly on Friday & Sunday until December 31, 2016)

Kogiyaki 9469 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410 680-8034

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Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!

Kogiyaki, new in Ellicott City, is offering customers a complimentary buffet with any alcoholic beverages. Only valid during happy hour Mon-Fri from 4-7pm.

First Fridays Ellicott City
@ 5:00 pm (Monthly on Fridays)

Old Ellicott City Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

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First Fridays Ellicott City

Bring the family for an evening of specials and sidewalk sales plus late night dining and entertainment in the Ellicott City historic district. Live music featuring the best of local talent 6pm – 8pm in front of the B&O Railroad. Feel free to bring a chair and enjoy.


Wednesday Farmers Market
June 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Miller Branch Library 9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City, MD 21042

Wednesday Farmers Market

Fresh farmers market veggies, fruit and much more. Cheese, butter and breads; pizza, ice cream and goodies!

Directions to Market: From Route 29, take Exit 24B onto Route 40 West. Turn left at St. John’s Lane. Turn right onto Frederick Rd. The Miller library will be on the left.

Bowling Green Farm, LLC
Sykesville, MD
Bowling Green Farm is a 10th generation family farm located in Howard County, Maryland. We use our milk to make fresh local cheese and cheese spreads. Our delicious cheese starts with our cows raised from calves, access to pasture at all times and hormone free.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
Columbia, MD
Great Harvest gives you fresh made breads and mixes made from fresh milled flour, all natural ingredients, no additives and preservatives, made from scratch. Items available include: Delicious fresh baked whole wheat breads, fresh baked cookies, muffins, scones, a large selection of granolas, and a variety of mixes.

Hensing’s Hilltop Acres, LLC
Dayton, MD
Howard county farm offering: unpasteurized/ raw milk (labeled for pet consumption only) and pet treats, such as dehydrated pork liver dog treats.

Lewis’ Orchards
Cavetown, MD
We are a 4th generation family orchard, located in Cavetown, Maryland. In season, we grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, blueberries, nectarines, pears, plums, raspberries, apples, and apple cider.

Love Dove Farms
Woodbine, MD
All Naturally grown veggies without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. We use organic farming techniques, and grow tons of veggies including: Spinach, Kale, Arugula, Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Garlic, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Ginger, and so much more! Stop on by and visit us at the Farmers’ Market!

Penn Farm
Colonial Beach, VA
Seasonal offerings including: Asparagus, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Onions, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Various Greens, Beets, Lettuce, Radishes, Leeks, Pumpkins, Herbs, Potatoes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery

Renata’s Tasty Bites
Columbia, MD
We specialize in traditional handmade European cookies, pastries, and cakes. Made with natural ingredients, our products are top quality.
Variety includes: Tomato tarts, cheese rolls, scones, fruit galettes, German plum cake, Linzer cookies, Nutella cookies, vanilla walnut crescents, gluten-free almond crescents, honey walnut

River House Pizza Co., LLC
Ellicott City, MD
River House Pizza Co. works to make the freshest pizzas around! Using high quality flour that is never bleached or bromated, a slow fermentation process that takes two days and a 900 degree wood fired oven gives us the crust we desire.  We use seasonal ingredients from local farms to top our pizzas.  Giving you the BEST PIZZA EXPERIENCE you will ever enjoy.

Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream Company
Clarksville, MD
All natural, handmade ice cream available in single servings, pints, or sandwiched between handmade cookies. Ice cream available in a variety of classic and seasonal flavors.

Stone House Cakery & Café
Taneytown, MD
Stone House Cakery offers cupcakes-specialty cakes to wedding cakes. Sweet breads made from fresh fruits and farm fresh eggs as well as NY crumb cake. Cookies with old-fashioned flair. Brownies and bars of different varieties. Pies; just the way that Grandma Zentz taught me. And of course, our special ingredient… Love, is placed in all of our products. See you at the market!

Thai Spices, LLC
Ellicott City, MD
Locally homemade Thai products including many varieties of curry, including green, red, and panang, and sauces, ranging from hot to sweet and sour.

Thistle Rock Farm and Nursery
Sharpsburg, MD
We sell a wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable & fruit plants; Other plant products include hanging baskets, succulents/ cacti and flowering shrubs. We also offer cut flowers.

The Breadery
Catonsville, MD
Offering locally produced whole grain, white, artisan, quick and gourmet breads, as well as muffins and cookies.

The Vegedible
Ellicott City, MD

TLV Tree Farm
Glenelg, MD
Variety of spring, summer and fall vegetables, including but not limited to strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh herbs, bedding plants, flowers, honey, pumpkins, jellies, jams, fall squash, Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and much more. Don’t forget the Farm Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken and eggs! All raised in Howard County!


BLTeas, LLC @ Heron’s Meadow Farm
Woodbine, MD
Heron’s Meadow Farm is home to BLTeas, LLC and Mud Pi Studios. We are proud to be Maryland’s first and only producer of tea. In addition, we grow specialty herbs for our teas or for your culinary use. To round out your tea experience, we have handmade stoneware teapots and mugs created by Mud Pi Studios.
Dates: 5/18, 6/8, 7/13, 8/17, 9/7

Elk Run Vineyards
Mt. Airy, MD
Dates: TBD

Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours
@ 8:00 pm (Monthly on Third Tuesday)

Howard County Welcome Center - Ellicott City 8267 Main St Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours

Howard County Tourism Spirit Tour $5.00 Discount

This tour takes you inside some of Ellicott City’s haunted locales and gives you the chance to enjoy a drink if you would desire as you listen to tour guides regale you with tales of paranormal activity and spooky occurrences. You must be 21+ to attend the Spirits of Ellicott City Tour.

Enchanted Forest 61st Birthday Party and Book Signing
August 13-14, 2016

Our book about the Enchanted Forest, “The Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland’s Storybook Park” will be available for sale by the authors, Janet Kusterer and Martha Anne Clark, who will be signing the book on Saturday and Sunday.
There will also be special family activities throughout the day: Fairy tale characters, story times and crafts, and facepainting.

On Saturday, we will host the NINTH ANNUAL ENCHANTED FOREST EMPLOYEES REUNION from 12 noon to 4 PM.
All former Enchanted Forest Employees will be admitted free.
Enjoy the chance to reminisce with other employees about your adventures working at the Enchanted Forest.
Please spread the word to anyone else you think may have worked at the Enchanted Forest.
Thanks! If you are a former employee, please RSVP to: Fun for the whole family!

****  To those that may not be aware, after the Enchanted Forest had been closed for years, and before it was all cleared for development, Martha Clark and her farm, artists, businesses, and countless volunteers got together to help the farm save, relocate, and restore many of the remaining structures and figures that were once at the Enchanted Forest in Maryland.
Clark's Farm is just a little ways from the original location of where the Enchanted Forest used to be. ****

Much of what Clark's Elioak Farm has on display is from people that had saved these figures in their own private collections over the years, and then offered them to the farm. They can now be seen and enjoyed once again. As well as enchant a whole new generation of children and those who are just big kids at heart.
Please remember that Clark's Farm is always looking for any other figures and/or structures that may have been saved from the original Enchanted Forest They would love to display even more. Please contact them if you have any as well as photographs they may copy. These photographs not only help record such a wonderful part of Maryland's history, but are also a great reference when the farm would like to recreate a new figure.
10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) * Ellicott City* Maryland * 21042
410-730-4049  * ) Thank you!

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