December 22nd Weekly e-Newsletter for the Village of Harper's Choice.
Harper's Choice Community Association Offices will be closed on December 23rd thru December 26th in observance of the Holiday. 

Thank You from Harper's Choice

Despite the challenges Saturday morning's weather brought us, Pizza with Santa was a success! We know not all registered guests and volunteers were able to attend, but we're sure glad those who did were able to enjoy Santa, pizza and fun! 

A special thank you to the Marriott's Ridge High School's Key Club Volunteers for assisting the staff and guests during the event. 

We were able to collect three boxes full of non-perishable food items for the Howard County Food Bank.
Didn't make the event?
 Don't worry, we have plenty of fun activities and events planned for our community in 2017!
Buy - A - Brick
Columbia Association is once again hosting its Buy-a-Brick program in honor of Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration that takes place in 2017. A section of the walkway at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront will be reserved for bricks placed around a large paver that says Columbia Maryland 50. 

To learn more about the program and how to purchase a brick, click here
League of Women Voters of Howard County
Host Legislative Luncheon
On Saturday, January 7, 2017, the League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold its annual Howard County Delegation Legislative Luncheon  with lunch starting promptly at 11:00 AM, The Senators and Delegates who make up our local delegation will discuss the League of Women Voters of Maryland's 2017 Legislative Priorities. After opening remarks by the delegation, League members and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the delegation.

Join us at this event held to help the citizens of Howard County learn more about our legislators' priorities for the 2017 General Assembly. The League's partners for the Legislative Luncheon are the Columbia Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and the Columbia Branch of the American Association of University Women. The cost to attend is $10 and there is no cost for anyone who brings a dish that will serve 8 people.

Please RSVP to the League office regarding your attendance at 410-730-0142 or by January 4. 

Where:  First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Elicott City, MD 21042
Time:  11:00 AM

Holiday Hours, Closings and Slide Schedules

This year, Christmas Day will be observed on Monday, December 26th and County offices are closed. All trash, recycling and yard trim collection will function on a slide schedule, sliding one day later in the week.

In addition, the Alpha Ride Landfill will be closed and the RTA Bus Service will operate on a Sunday schedule.

For additional information about Holiday closings, visit
A Shout out...
To all of our residents who, without being asked, take the time to pick up trash and debris on our sidewalks, open space and throughout Harper's Choice.  


Howard County has replaced the old tracking software with an improved system; it has lots of new and useful features.  

The tracker is found at  Howard County's online portal  and there is a helpful video tutorial.

Please do not use fertilizer to melt ice and snow.The nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizers can harm our local streams, groundwater and the Chesapeake Bay!  

For a free copy of "Melting Ice Safely," call the University of Maryland, Cooperative Extension Service at 800-342-2507 or view the information online .
Upcoming Meetings
Architectural Committee Meetings

Changes made to the exterior of homes in Harper's Choice require approval of the Village Architectural Committee (AC).

For 2017, the AC will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 PM to review applications. 

The deadline to submit applications for approval is two weeks prior to the next meeting date.
Village Board Meetings

The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for January 3rd at 7PM. Approved Agendas and Meeting Minutes are/will be available on our website.
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