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HoCo Let's Go !!
Howard County's Best Virtual Village
(HoCoBeViVi)
  

  
E-Mail Groups Directory
  
  
  
Newest Arrivals
(Not Yet Sorted by Category or Alphabetized)
  

Art, Literature, and Music
 
The Best of Howard County Business and Commerce

Citizen Innovations and Initiatives
 
Civic Action, Community Service and Development The Communities of
Howard County
Commuter and Transportation Issues Emergency Preparedness -- Family, Neighborhood, and Community
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
 
Ethnic and Gender Interest Groups
Gardening
 
Health Issues -- Physical and Mental
Higher Education
Hobbies and Handicrafts
 
International Focus

Internet and the World Wide Web
 
Local History and Historic Preservation Neighborhood Groups
Parent Teacher Associations, School and Educational Groups
Parenting
 
Pets and Animals
Political Organizations, Issues, and Campaigns Public Safety -- Police, Fire, and Rescue Services
Scouting, Venturing, and Exploring
 
Self-Reliant Sustainable Lifestyle Practices
Senior Citizens
 
Singles and Social Groups

  
 
Sports, Athletics, and Outdoor Adventure   

Adjacent Areas -- Selected Groups
 
Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area
State of Maryland
 
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Newest Arrivals -- Not Yet Sorted by Category or Alphabetized:
Cherry Tree Farm Neighborhood
"The group is for the Cherry Tree Farm Neighborhood in Howard County, MD."

Howard County Master Gardeners
"This is an electronic mailing for Howard county Master Gardeners."

Howard County Ballet - Members Group
"Howard County Ballet focuses on developing people through the rhythm of dance that runs through all of us."

Maryland Roman Catholic Homeschoolers
"Maryland Roman Catholic Homeschoolers is a support group with members in Howard County and Catonsville, Maryland."

The Mommy Corner of Howard County
"This is a group for stay-at-home, work-at-home, and work out of the home parents in Howard County, Maryland to get together, organize playgroups and outings, and share parenting resources and information."

Howard County Home Educators
"Homeschool networking and discussion."

Howard County New Moms Group
"For Howard County New Moms."

Howard County Coalition for the Environment
"This group serves the communication needs of the Howard County Coalition for the Environment, a coalition of environmental groups in Howard County seeking to champion the environment."

Howard County Environmental Society
"The Howard County Environmental Society is a loose association of individuals and organizations actively interested in the environment in Howard County, Maryland."

Howard County Parents
"A mailing list for topics of interest to parents in and around Howard County, Maryland."

Community Advisory Council (CAC)
"The Community Advisory Council to the Board of Education of Howard County is a State mandated advisory group, established to provide interested community members with ways to become involved with public education in Howard County."

Maryland Writers' Association, Howard County Chapter
"Group where members of the Maryland Writers' Association's Howard County Chapter can discuss the craft of writing and announce events of interest to the Maryland writers' community."

The Council of Elders
"Preserving and Promoting the African Culture that sustained our Ancestors to sustain our Posterity."

Committee for Palestinian Rights
"Committee for Palestinian Rights (CPR) is a group of concerned members of the Howard County community who come from diverse backgrounds but share a commitment to opposing the tragic denial of justice, dignity, and human rights to the Palestinian people that is a direct result of the military occupation of their lands by the state of Israel."

The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (HCCEIO)
"The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is a group of concerned members of the Howard County community who come from diverse backgrounds but share a commitment to opposing the tragic denial of justice, dignity, and human rights to the Palestinian people that is a direct result of the military occupation of their lands by the State of Israel."

Midget-Silver-U18
"Howard County Youth Hockey Club. Midget Silver U18A."

Howard County Gifted and Talented (G/T) Parent Representatives
"Group for the Howard County Gifted and Talented Advisory Parent Representatives. The major goal of the G/T Parent Representative Subcommittee is to support the implementation of the G/T Education Program at each school through effective communication and community outreach."

K-5 Educational Specifications
"Group for the use of the Howard County Maryland Community Committee developing educational specifications for future large elementary schools."

Howard County Moms
"Howard County Moms!"

Black Student Family CommUNITY Network
"Network to promote and facilitate the involvement of parents of Black students, their families and the community in positive collaboration with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), thus helping our children be successful and excel in their education and in life."

Western Howard County Girl Scout Leaders
"Western Howard County Girl Scout Leaders Networking Site."

Howard County Signers
"We are a group of people who want to enjoy social events while communicating in American Sign Language. Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing are welcome, as long as you are comfortable signing."

Howard County Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk
"Howard County Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Committee"

SAFE -- Support Group for Parents of Food-Allergic Children in Maryland
"This group is for members of SAFE; a support group for parents of food-allergic children."

HoCo Active Parents and Kids Club
"The Active Parents and Kids Club is a group of families in the Howard County Area who home-school or stay-at-home with their children."

Howard County Animal Control (HCAC) Volunteers
"E-mail group for volunteers at the Howard County Animal Control Facility."

Howard County Dog Park Advocates
"Howard County Dog Park Advocates."

Safe Haven Farm
"Safe Haven Farm provides English riding instruction for all ages by its owner, Tina Snyder. We are proud to utilize horses that have been rescued from terribly abusive and neglectful situations and give them new, purposeful lives under loving, devoted care."

Conexiones of Howard County
"Our mission is to promote the academic success of Howard County, Maryland Hispanic students."

Women's Giving Circle (WGC) - The Circle Team
"The Women's Giving Circle Team was created to support WGC efforts to fund programs that benefit women and girls, and to inspire others to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle."

Mid-Maryland Observer's Group
"This group is an informal venue for amateur astronomers living in mid-Maryland (more specifically, Frederick, northern Montgomery, and western Carroll & Howard Counties) to share observations, coordinate efforts to observe together, and talk astronomy."

Asperger's Support Group Howard County
"Asperger's Support Group of Howard County, Maryland."

Howard County CHADD P2P Training Class
"Parent to Parent: Family Training on AD/HD."

Howard County Autism Society (HCAS)
"The Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) works to advance awareness of persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), to provide support for individuals with ASD and families, information and referral, and to advocate for programs and services for individuals with ASD."

Howard County Citizens for a 50-Meter Pool
"Citizens of Howard County that want a public indoor (year-round) 50-meter pool; otherwise known as an 'Olympic-size' or 'long-course' pool."

Central Maryland YMCA Masters Swim Team
"Central Maryland YMCA Masters Swim Team with practice groups at Howard County and Catonsville YMCAs."

HoCo Aquatics Swim Team
"HoCo Aquatics is a USA Swimming competitive swim team located in Howard County, Maryland."

Howard County CHADD Parent Support Group
"The Howard County, Maryland CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder) Parent Support Group is a sub-chapter of Greater Baltimore CHADD."

Emerson Preschool Playgroup
"A forum for residents of Emerson Community Association in Howard County, Maryland who have children of preschool age to interact with similar residents on topics of interest."

Howard County AGAST
"We are trying to reduce human trafficking."

SOS Scarves for the Cure
"Survivors Offering Support (SOS) is to benefit women who have had radical breast surgery at Howard County Hospital, in Columbia, Maryland. Knitters from all over the country proudly make pink scarfs that are included in gift baskets for these women when they leave the hospital."

Our Brothers Keepers
"In October, 2010, thirty-five Howard County, Maryland, faith groups, together with human service agencies and non-profits, started a dialogue on how we might work together to more effectively help our neighbors in crisis."

NAACP Howard County Maryland
"Freedom is not free! Membership is power."

Free Talk Howard County
"This is a spin-off discussion group for residents and frequent visitors of Howard County, Maryland. Local events, yard sales, things to do, recommendations for restaurants, request services or information, ask for tips to get those stains out of the carpet, sell your diamond necklace, ask for a babysitter... anything. Discuss it all here!"

HoCo Recreation & Parks Indoor Soccer
"2011 Howard County Recreation and Parks Indoor Soccer League."

Citizens Group to Reform the Howard County Board of Education
"This group was originally formed by 11 of the candidates who ran in the Year 2000 Primary Election for the Howard County Board of Education. The group is now open and welcoming of all people who are interested in reforming the way the Howard County Board of Education is selected or operates or conducts business with the citizens of Howard County."

Vegan and Vegetarian Families Maryland
"We are vegans or vegetarians, or aspiring to be, and we're trying to raise children in a carnivore world."

Highland Day Fall Festival
"Information updates and details on Western Howard County's most amazing annual fall festival - Highland Day!"

Patapsco River Valley Climbers
"A group of local Baltimore Area climbers. We climb rocks all over the MD, PA, and WV states, but during the week we primarily climb in the Patapsco River Valley in Baltimore and Howard Counties."

Columbia MD Yoga
"This is a group for students and teachers of yoga who live in Columbia, MD or Howard County and surrounding areas."

Howard County Search and Rescue
"E-Mail Group designed for discussion about Howard County Search and Rescue activities."

Wine (Not Whine) for Stay at Home Mom's!
"We are a group of moms who are home raising their children in the Howard County area."

HoCoEducation
"A group for moderated discussion between individuals with ideas, concerns, or problems with Howard County Public Schools."

Maryland Biomedical Support Group
"A support group for parents, professionals, friends and family interested in meeting and discussing biomedical approaches for treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ADHD."

Columbia Figure Skating Club
"E-mail Group for the Columbia Figure Skating Club of Maryland."

Girl Scout Troop 543 Columbia
"For the girls of GSCM Troop 543, Columbia, Maryland and their families."

Boy Scouts of America Troop 601
"BSA Troop 601, Baltimore Area Council, National Pike District, Columbia, Maryland."

Howard County Yard Sale
"Howard County Yard Sale is for those who have items that you'd like to sell or for those looking to buy something in particular."

Columbia Maryland Yard Sale
"Columbia Yard Sale is for those who have items that you'd like to sell or for those looking to buy something in particular."

The Learning Cottage
"Preschool in Columbia, Maryland designed for 3-5 year olds."

Friends of Bicycling Advocates of Howard County
"Friends of Bicycling Advocates of Howard County"

Columbia Kids
"A local network for Columbia, Maryland area families who would like to exchange, sell or buy used baby or kid items."

Maryland XP
"Baltimore & Columbia Maryland area extreme programming group. Here we talk about XP and organize meetings."

Bicycling Advocates of Howard County
"The Bicycling Advocates of Howard County is a coalition of the representatives of several area bicycling clubs and representatives from the Columbia Association that are concerned with road safety issues in Howard County."

Wilde Lake Middle School
"E-mail group provided and maintained by the Wilde Lake Middle PTSA to facilitate communication about news, information, activities, and events of likely interest to parents of Wilde Lake Middle students."

Bryant Woods Elementary School PTA
"This is the Yahoo Group for the Bryant Woods Elementary School PTA"

Columbia Fun Bunch
"The Columbia Fun Bunch originated from an early 80's CB radio group in Columbia Maryland, and encompasses people from several walks of life, from high school students to grandmothers. If you have memories of this unique time in our lives, please join and share your stories and any pictures you may have."

The Trails at Woodlot Homeowner's Association
"Listserv to foster greater communication, sharing of resources and friendship in our idyllic community in Columbia, Maryland."

Swansfield, Harper's Choice Group
"The Swansfield Yahoo! group exists to provide a forum for residents in the Swansfield neighborhood of Columbia, Maryland to exchange thoughts and ideas."

Sebring Civic Association
"The Sebring Civic Association is a non-profit organization who's goal is to secure the improvement of and promote the welfare of the Sebring neighborhood, Columbia, and Howard County."

Columbia Town Center Apartment Residents
"Columbia Town Center Apartments Residents, Columbia, Maryland."

New Colony Village
"An informational site for residents and homeowners of New Colony Village in Elkridge, MD."

High Tide Court Neighborhood Watch
"Neighborhood Watch Program eGroup, connecting friends and family members residing on High Tide Court, Columbia, Maryland."

Deering Woods Condominium
"Deering Woods Discussion is the unofficial group for residents and friends of Deering Woods Condominiums in Columbia, Maryland."


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Art, Literature, and Music:
Art Guild -- Howard County
"Sponsors exhibitions, provides scholarships and awards for young artists, and organizes events. Based in Ellicott City, MD."

Candlelight Concert Society, Inc.
"The Candlelight Concert Society, Inc., serves the Howard County, Maryland region by presenting superb performers and inspiring programs to adults, children, and those in need."

Centennial Book Club
"A group of Ellicott City women who meet monthly to discuss selected books."

HoCoHaiku Group
"A group for Howard County residents who read, write, and enjoy Haiku -- short verses consisting of only seventeen syllables: five in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third."

Lookout Club Writers' Group
"The Lookout Club is a writer's group in Baltimore/Ellicott City, MD. We meet at the Columbia Barnes and Noble the third Monday of each month."

Science Fiction Book Group of Barnes & Noble, in Ellicott City, MD.
"Cyberspace home of the Science Fiction Book Group that meets on the fourth monday of every month at the Ellicott City Barnes Noble."

Writer's Group -- Ellicott City Barnes and Noble
"A group of writers who meet to share ideas about how to get published, find the right markets for our writing, and improve our writing skills. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at the B&N at Long Gate Shopping Center in Ellicott City."


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The Best of Howard County:
The Best of Howard County -- Your Choices
"Invites residents of Howard County to identify and recommend the County's very best businesses, services, organizations, public agencies, etc., of every kind that deserve special recognition, compliments and/or commendation."

Choosing Civility in Howard County
"Contribute your thoughts and opinions about observing and implementing the 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct, as enumerated in the highly acclaimed book 'Choosing Civility,' by Dr. P.M. Forni."

Forum for Recognition and Commendation of Outstanding Community or Public Service
"Enables citizens of Howard County to recognize and commend outstanding community or public service that has been rendered by individuals, groups, and/or organizations within the County."


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Business and Commerce:
Columbia Freecycle TM
"Columbia Freecycle TM , where one person's trash is another's treasure!  This group covers Howard County, Maryland.  The goal of the Freecycle Network is to reduce waste by connecting individuals who want to get rid of things with others who want those things.  No matter what condition it's in, don't throw it out - offer it on Freecycle!  From pianos to matchbox cars, from cars to tickets to a show you can't attend, from antique to brand new -- no item you want to give away is too big or too small, too old or too new, as long as it's free, legal and appropriate for all ages."

Columbia Virtual Garage Sale
"This is a group for residents of Columbia, Maryland (and vicinity), who have small items for sale, trade, bartering, etc."

Howard County Small and Family-Owned Business Operators' Network
"A network established to serve small and family-owned business operators of Howard County."

Howard County MD Yard Sale
"Howard County Yard Sale is for those who have items that you'd like to sell, or for those looking to buy something in particular."

Professional Business Builders, Inc.
"Our purpose is to build our business and the business of our members through personal referrals and introductions."


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Citizen Innovations and Initiatives:
Howard County Forum for Citizen Innovations and Initiatives
"A Group for communicating news and information about innovations and/or initiatives generated by citizens, groups, or organizations in Howard County."

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Civic Action, Community Service and Development:
Citizens Association -- Howard County
"A non-partisan citizens group devoted to fair and open government, fiscal responsibility, and orderly growth."

Civic Action Network -- Howard County
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations engaged in non-profit community service and development activities."

Howard County Maryland Food Assistance
"Howard County groups (including the Howard County Food Bank, pantries, human service agencies, faith/social groups, nonprofits, etc.) and individual advocates working together to strengthen food assistance services for our hungry neighbors."


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Communities of Howard County:
All-Howard County News and Views

Clarksville News and Views

Columbia's Virtual Village Groups

Cooksville News and Views

Dayton News and Views

Elkridge News and Views

Ellicott City News and Views

Fulton News and Views

Glenelg News and Views

Highland News and Views

Jessup News and Views

Lisbon News and Views

Marriottsville News and Views

Mount Airy News and Views

Savage News and Views

Sykesville News and Views

West Friendship News and Views

Woodbine News and Views
 
 
Columbia's Virtual Village Groups:

All-Columbia News and Information

The Village of Dorsey's Search

The Village of Harper's Choice

The Village of Hickory Ridge

The Village of King's Contrivance

The Village of Long Reach

The Village of Oakland Mills

The Village of Owen Brown

The Village of River Hill

The Village of Town Center

The Village of Wilde Lake


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Commuter and Transportation Issues:
Long Distance Commuters' Network
"Facilitate communication of ideas, information, and perspectives among Howard County residents who make a daily long-distance commute to the District of Columbia, Baltimore, or adjacent localities."

Motor-Mouths
"Discuss traffic, road, and commuter issues in Howard County."

Telecommuting Network -- Howard County
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations interested in encouraging -- and/or engaged in -- telecommuting."


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Emergency Preparedness -- Family, Neighborhood, and Community:
Emergency Preparedness Forum -- Howard County
"Discussion and exchange of information about family, neighborhood, and community emergency preparedness and response."

Howard County Forum on Self-Reliant Sustainable Lifestyles
"A forum for Howard County residents interested in all aspects of developing, testing, evaluating, and encouraging the adoption of self-reliant sustainable lifestyle practices by families, neighborhoods, and communities."

Howard County Neighborhood and Community Radio Networks Forum
"A forum for Howard County residents who want to participate in neighborhood and community radio networks -- for emergency and responsible general purpose use -- utilizing low-power, low-cost, portable radio transceivers that are now commercially available."

Red Cross Disaster Action Team -- Howard County
"Where the Howard County Red Cross Disaster Action Team can review schedules, ask questions, and post items of interest to the rest of the team."


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Energy and Environmental Sustainability:
Howard County Environmental Alliance
"The Howard County Environmental Alliance is a loose association of the environmental groups active in Howard County Maryland."

Howard County Forum on Green Energy and Sustainability
"A forum for Howard County residents interested in all aspects of identifying, discussing, publicizing, and encouraging the adoption of feasible, cost-effective green energy and environmentally sustainable innovations by families, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities."

Howard County Forum on Self-Reliant Sustainable Lifestyles
"A forum for Howard County residents interested in all aspects of developing, testing, evaluating, and encouraging the adoption of self-reliant sustainable lifestyle practices by families, neighborhoods, and communities."

UUCC Green
"Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC) Environmental Justice Task Force."


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Ethnic and Gender Interest Groups:
Association of Chinese Americans -- Howard County
"The Association of Chinese Americans of Howard County (ACA-HC) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization registered in the State of Maryland, representing all Chinese and Chinese Americans in the Howard County.  The mission of ACA-HC is to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation of the rich diversity in our community through participation, education and service, and to create and stimulate opportunities and benefits among members, thus to improve the overall well-being of the Chinese Americans in Howard County."

National Organization for Women -- Howard County Chapter
"Howard County Chapter of the National Organization for Women -- the largest feminist group in the United States and strives to promote economic equality, reproductive rights, civil justice, and equality for women."


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Gardening:
Columbia Gardens
"For members of Columbia Garden groups.  Receive the latest Columbia Garden news.  Share gardening tips.  Find plants and seeds you are searching for.  Help collect the names of birds, butterflies, and wildflowers sighted at the gardens."

Columbia Plant Exchange
"Do you have plants or schrubs in your garden that are thriving that you'd like to thin out but not throw out?  Maybe there is someone around Columbia, Maryland, that would enjoy having your extras.  Or, perhaps your in search of a plant or schrub and are wondering if somebody has one they would like to give away."


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Health Issues -- Physical and Mental:
Autism Society of Howard County
"The Howard County (Maryland) Chapter of the Autism Society of America (HCC-ASA) works to advance awareness of persons with autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, to provide support for parents, information and referral, and to advocate for programs and services for the autistic population."

Columbia MD Yoga
"A group for students and teachers of yoga who live in Columbia or Howard County, Maryland, and surrounding areas."

Howard County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition Group
"A health and wellness coalition comprised of Howard County residents and professionals who are helping to make Howard County, Maryland, a Healthier Place to Live, Work, and Play."

SOS Scarves for the Cure
"Survivors Offering Support (SOS) is to benefit women who have had radical breast surgery.  SOS is program at Howard County Hospital, in Columbia, Maryland.  Knitters from all over the country proudly make pink scarfs that are included in gift baskets for these women when they leave the hospital."


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Higher Education:
Howard Community College "Dragon's Breath"
"E-Mail Group to facilitate communication of news, information, and events likely to be of interest to HCC Students, Faculty, and Staff."

Howard Community College Nursing
"This group is for all Nursing students currently attending Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.  This will be were you can post questions about material, clinicals, or find a study group."


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Hobbies and Handicrafts:
Central Maryland Polymer Clay Guild
"A group consisting of artists in and around Maryland, DC, and Virginia who work with the versatile arts medium of Polymer Clay as a hobby or profession."

Hooking Crocheters We Are
"This group is for crocheting, knitting or whatever craft you do.  We are fun and flexible."

Howard Astronomical League  (HAL)
"Used to communicate impromptu observing sessions and information about amateur astronomy."

Knit Knite MD
"Knitters in Maryland, who meet once a month in Columbia."

Mars Exploration
"Purpose of the Mars Society is to further the goal of exploration and settlement of the Red Planet."


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International Focus:
Amnesty International, Chapter 228
"Information and Communication for members of Amnesty International Chapter 228, Columbia-Laurel, Maryland."

Virtual Institute for Peace and Constructive International Engagement -- Howard County
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations that support responsible, constructive international engagement and 'peacefare' activities."


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Internet and the World Wide Web:
Howard County and Columbia E-Mail Group Owners' Network
"A Group to facilitate easy communication among E-Mail Group Owners in Howard County and Columbia, Maryland, concerning items of news and information of general public interest."

Howard County Face Space
"An E-Mail Group that enables contact and communication among Howard County Residents who are members of all the different major Internet social and community networking services."


Howard County Web World  ("HoCoWeWo")
"A forum that welcomes your posts concerning the latest Internet News, most interesting Web Sites, and best 'Virtual Village' E-Mail Groups of Howard County."


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Local History and Historic Preservation:
Preservation Howard County
"A county-wide historic preservation non-profit corporation."

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Neighborhood Groups:
Allview Estates Neighborhood
"News and discussion group for the greater Allview Estates, Arrowhead, and Donleigh neighborhoods."

Beaverbrook
"Informal discussions and information gathering for the Beaverbrook Community and the Beaverbrook Community Association, Columbia, Maryland 21044."

Carter's Cove Residential Community
"Carter's Cove is a residential, suburban community in Columbia, Maryland (USA).  We are made up of about 100 townhouses on private roads."

Dorsey Hall
"The goal of this list is to connect people living in the neighborhood of Dorsey Hall to give us a greater sense of 'community'."

Fairway Hills
"Building community by connecting neighbors."

Faulkner Station
"This Group is intended for the use of residents of the Faulkner Station Community of Wilde Lake Village, in Columbia, Maryland.  It is intended to facilitate communication between neighbors about topics of local interest."

Gaither Hunt Home Owners Association
"The Gaither Hunt community consists of 74 single family homes located in Howard County, Maryland."

Glenshire Towne
"The Glenshire Towne community is a great place to live in Howard County Maryland.  This list is an informal resource for communication between homeowners, and provide information from the Board of Directors and Management."

Gray Rock Farm Community
"For for residents of Gray Rock Farm, Ellicott City, Maryland."

Greater Pine Orchard Meadows
"Greater Pine Orchard Meadows encompasses The Fairways, The Pine Orchard and Centennial West developments in Ellicott City."

Hammond & Patuxent Neighborhood Watch
"A forum for alerting neighbors to crime, vandalism and other suspicious activities within the Hammond Hills and Patuxent Springs community in Howard County, Maryland."

Hobbits Glen Neighbors
"This is a private list for communication among residents of the Hobbits Glen neighborhood in Columbia, Maryland."

Hollifield Farm Community
"For residents of Hollifield Farm Community in Ellicott City, MD."

Hollifield Station
"For residents of Hollifield Station community in Ellicott City, MD."

Hunt Country Estates
"This group is designed to provide an information sharing and gathering place for the Hunt Country Estates, in Howard County Maryland."

Lakeside at Town Center
"Welcome to the Lakeside at Town Center, a mid-rise condo in Columbia, Maryland."

Leishear Knolls
"For the dispersal of information to residents of Leishear Knolls, in Howard County, Maryland."

Owen Brown Estates
"A place where you can exchange news and ideas about your neighborhood and surrounding areas, including new stores, street construction, city services, robberies and break-ins, traffic, stuff for sale, schools, and more."

Pointers Run
"A forum for information and discussion among the residents and friends of the Neighborhood of Pointers Run, in the Village of River Hill, in Columbia, MD."

Rosecroft Terrace Neighborhood
"The Rosecroft Terrace group is a place for residents to share neighborhood news, talk about neighborhood issues, invite others to upcoming events, etc."

Stoney Run
"Discussion forum for residents of the Stoney Run community."

Tamar East
"A forum to discuss issues and solutions for the area on or near eastern Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD."

Terra Maria Neighborhood
"A group for the residents, used to disseminate information of common interest such as neighborhood events and happenings, neighborhood concerns, and important news."


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Parent Teacher Associations, School and Educational Groups:
Association of Student Councils -- Howard County
"Seeks to serve as an accumulation of all Student Government Associations in the County, and to represent those student governments to the Board of Education and the community."

Atholton Elementary School PTA
"E-mail group list for the Atholton Elementary School PTA, staff, and community."

Charter School Network
"Enables interested Marylanders to share information about charter schools."

Columbia Homeschool Community
"Inclusive and diverse homeschool community welcoming homeschoolers from throughout the Baltimore/Washington area."

Elkridge Elementry School Band
"Under the direction of Steven Wampler -- consists of 5th and 6th grade students, located in Elkridge, Maryland."

Gifted and Talented Parent Advisory Group -- Howard County Public School System
"This group is a mailing list of parents and others interested in receiving news and announcements concerning the Gifted and Talented program in the Howard County (Maryland) Public School System."

Glenelg High School Registry
"A communication tool for sharing information and discussing issues relating to Glenelg High School."

High School Views -- Howard County, Maryland
"Anyone who has an interest in commenting on teenagers and their activities, their interests, their viewpoints is welcome to post."

HoCo-Gifted-LD-ADHD
"E-mail Group for people interested in the Gifted Different Learners Association (GDLA). Provides information and support for the parents and teachers of gifted children with learning disabilities."

Howard County Home Educators
"Enable homeschooling families in our geographic region to find each other for the purpose of support, information, cooperative learning experiences, homeschooling advocacy, and friendship."

Howard County Public Education
"An electronic forum for the discussion of news, events and concerns by students, parents and educators in Howard County Public Schools."

Howard County Special Education
"Discussion of Special Education issues -- forum for all parents, teachers, and advocates of special education in Howard County."

Jeffers Hill Elementary School PTA
"Newsgroup to distribute information about activites and events of interest to children, parents, administrators, and friends of Jeffers Hill Elementary School."

Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters Club
"The Boosters Club is organized for the purpose of promoting public interest in, and providing financing and other support for, the extra-curricular activities of Marriotts Ridge High School, Howard County, Maryland."

Public Education -- Howard County
"Electronic forum for the discussion of news, events and concerns by students, parents and educators in Howard County Public School System."

River Hill E-Mail Register
"An open public forum for the students, parents, and educators of River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland."

Rockburn Elementary School PTA
"E-mail group for the Rockburn Elementary School community in Howard County."


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Parenting:
Columbia Area Moms Group
"The Columbia Area Moms Group is for those moms but not limited to SAHM, WAHM and Working Moms in the Columbia Maryland area.  We get together weekly for playgroups with the kids, scrapbooking, MOM's nights out and really anything that is fun with or sometimes without our kids."

Columbia New Moms
"This group was established in June 2007 and has a core group of active members along with several additional members.  We are a fun and supportive group of women with so much to offer others!"

Howard County Dads
"For dads in and around Howard County Maryland who stay at home to care for the children."

More Than Moms
"A network of moms in Howard County, Maryland, and local surrounding areas.  We share tips, advice, support, etc. with each other.  Working, non-working, and 'to-be' moms (and dads) are welcome."


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Pets and Animals:
Safe Haven Farm
"Safe Haven Farm provides English riding instruction for all ages by its owner, Tina Snyder. We are proud to utilize horses that have been rescued from terribly abusive and neglectful situations and give them new, purposeful lives under loving, devoted care."

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Political Organizations, Issues, and Campaigns:
Columbia Democratic Club Discussion
"Do you want to discuss national, Maryland or Howard County politics, public policy, the Democratic party, or any other issue concerning the Columbia Democratic Club?  Then this is the group for you."

Democracy for Howard County Discussions
"A list for those members of Democracy for Howard County who wish to engage in political discussions."

Democratic Central Committee of Howard County, Maryland

Howard County Coalition for Peace & Justice
"The moderated listserv for the Howard County Coalition for Peace and Justice."

Howard County DFA (Democracy for America)
"Organization established by Howard Dean for grass-roots activism."

Howard County Green Party
"Mailing list for the Howard County, Maryland Green Party."

Howard County Open Forum for Citizens, Elected Leaders, and Public Officials
"An open forum for responsible communication, discussion, and debate about all relevant issues among Citizens, Elected Leaders, and Public Officials in Howard County."

Howard County Political Candidates'  (and Citizens' Too !!)  Open Forum for Campaigning and Debate
"Provides provide a non-partisan open forum for political campaigning and debate about all relevant issues among candidates of every party who are currently running for office in Howard County."

Restore US.org
"A discussion group focused on positive change through innovative ideas and actions -- open to all who believe the United States' best years can still be in front of her if individuals embrace their civic duty and responsibility."


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Public Safety -- Police, Fire, and Rescue Services:
Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department
"An e-mail list for the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department, Ellicott City, MD."

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Scouting, Venturing, and Exploring:
Cub Scout Pack 373
"This is the E-Mail Group for Pack 373 of Columbia, MD."

Cub Scout Pack 702 -- Columbia, MD
"Cub Scout Pack 702 in Columbia, MD. Chartered by and meeting at Mount Zion United Methodist Church."

Cub Scout Pack 678 -- Phelp's Luck Elementary School, Columbia, Maryland.
"Cub Scout Pack 678 - Baltimore Area Council, National Pike District, Phelp's Luck Elementary School, Columbia, Maryland."

Cub Scout Pack 827 -- Lisbon, Maryland
"Cub Scout Pack 827 -- Lisbon, Maryland."

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM), Service Unit 53
"Works with girls and adults in the Atholton, Clarksville, Clemens Crossing, Fulton, Pointers Run and Triadelphia Ridge areas."

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Troop 1777
"For the girls of GSCM Troop 1777, Columbia, Maryland, and their families."

Troop 4906 -- Junior Girl Scouts
"The purpose of this group is to improve the quality and ease of access to information about the Troop with an underlying objective to reduce the amount of email hitting your inbox!"


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Self-Reliant Sustainable Lifestyle Practices:
Howard County Forum on Self-Reliant Sustainable Lifestyles
"A forum for Howard County residents interested in all aspects of developing, testing, evaluating, and encouraging the adoption of self-reliant sustainable lifestyle practices by families, neighborhoods, and communities."

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Senior Citizens:
Howard County Senior Citizens' Forum
"A forum to facilitate communication and the exchange of ideas and opinions among Senior Citizens -- as well as organizations and activities that serve Senior Citizens -- in Howard County."

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Singles and Social Groups:
Columbia Maryland Singles Over 21
"This Group was created to serve Columbia Maryland Singles.  It is open to anyone over 21 who wants to meet others in a similar situation."

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Sports, Athletics, and Outdoor Adventure:
Adult Soccer -- Howard County
"Advocacy of Adult Soccer in Howard County. Disseminates information about events, hearings, and decisions of interest to and impacting Adult Soccer players in the county."

Central Maryland YMCA Masters Swim Team
"Team practice groups at Howard County and Catonsville YMCAs. Swimmers 19 years or older are welcome to practice and compete."

Clemens Crossing Cyclones
"Clemens Crossing Cyclones Summer Swim Team of Columbia, MD."

Columbia Figure Skating Club
"E-Mail distribution group for the Columbia Figure Skating Club."

Friends of BAHC -- "Bicycling Advocates of Howard County"
"Friends of BAHC members support the initiatives of the Bicycling Advocates of Howard County, and bicycle in Howard County."

Howard County Cyclists
"For all cyclists in Howard County Maryland and surrounding areas.  Posts are limited to announcements of bikerides, ride summaries and official announcements."

IronChix
"Collection of women who are training for triathlons, specifically the Iron Girl in Columbia, MD.  Our significant others are welcome to join us and we'll even wait up for them!"

Oakland Mills High School Baseball
"Oakland Mills High School, Columbia, Maryland -- Varsity and JV Baseball Teams.  (Unofficial Site)"

Old Scouts
"Scouting lore and activities for adults."

Run Howard Run
"Running group based in Howard County. We run at varied locations and at different times of the week, for health, fun, and camaraderie."

Slayton Fencing Club
"The Slayton Fencing Club is located in the Wilde Lake Community Center in Columbia, Maryland.  It has been an organization; teaching fencing, since Fall of 1999."

Smashin' Gals (Tennis)
"This is a group of women who like to play tennis in the Howard County area of Maryland.  It can be used to find a sub for your blocktime or if you're just looking for someone to play with."

Sports, Athletics, and Outdoor Adventure Network -- Howard County
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations engaged in all types of sports, athletics, and outdoor adventure activities."

Striders -- Howard County
"Largest running club in Central Maryland. Discussion of topics related to or of general interest to members of the club."

Tigerfish Swimming
"This is an e-group of Taylor Village Summer Swim Team Members."

Washington Kendo Club
E-mail group for practice updates and general information on the Washington Kendo Club in Columbia, MD."

YMCA Swimming -- Howard County
"Age group swim team based out of Howard County YMCA, Ellicott City."


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Adjacent Areas -- Selected Groups:

1.  Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area

Greater Baltimore Metro Area Civic Action Network
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations engaged in non-profit community service and development activities."

Greater Baltimore Metro Area Emergency Preparedness Network
"Discussion and exchange of information about family, neighborhood, and community emergency preparedness and response."

Greater Baltimore Metro Area Outdoor Adventure Network
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations engaged in all types of outdoor adventure activities."

Greater Baltimore Metro Area Telecommuting Network
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations interested in encouraging -- and/or engaged in -- telecommuting."


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2.  State of Maryland

Maryland Civic Action Network
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations engaged in non-profit community service and development activities throughout the State."

Western Maryland Community and Economic Development Network
"Assist and support constructive community and economic development of all types in the rural and urban areas of western Maryland."


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3.  Washington, D.C., and National Capital Metropolitan Area

National Capital Metro Area Civic Action Network
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations engaged in non-profit community service and development activities."

National Capital Metro Area Emergency Preparedness Network
"Discussion and exchange of information about family, neighborhood, and community emergency preparedness and response."

National Capital Metro Area Outdoor Adventure Network
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations engaged in all types of outdoor adventure activities."

National Capital Metro Area Telecommuting Network
"Facilitate communication among people and organizations interested in encouraging -- and/or engaged in -- telecommuting."


 
As noted above,  if you know of additional worthwhile Groups that merit being included,  you are cordially invited to post them,  and/or recommend them to the Directory Facilitator.  Your contributions will be greatly appreciated !!

 
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