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Celebrating Six Months of Recovery With Ellicott City

February 3rd, 2017
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On Monday, a commemorative ceremony was held at the Howard County Tourism Center. This signifies that we’re moving closer, every day, to a full recovery.

We just recently passed the six-month anniversary of the devastating flood that destroyed Main Street in Ellicott City.  On Monday, a commemorative ceremony was held at the Howard County Tourism Center.  This signifies that we’re moving closer, every day, to a full recovery.  Learning more about this flood and what happened will help us to move forward as a community.  Let’s take a quick look at the way the flood in July shaped Ellicott City and its residents into something resilient and better than ever before.

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What is the Ellicott City Partnership?

January 26th, 2017
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As Ellicott City recovers, you may be wondering exactly who is doing all the recovering. The Ellicott City Partnership is one of the most prominent influences in the process of reconstruction.

As Ellicott City recovers, you may be wondering exactly who is doing all the recovering.  The Ellicott City Partnership is one of the most prominent influences in the process of reconstruction.  With their help, they’ve managed to donate money, time and effort towards those who have been affected by the flood back in July.  As many of you know, this flood has put businesses out of work and people out of their homes, so it’s very important that Ellicott City get repaired as quickly as possible.  The Ellicott City Partnership is doing just that.

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How Do Flash Floods Cause So Much Destruction?

January 20th, 2017
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It’s important to understand, after events like this, why they occur in the first place. The best way to prevent disaster is to learn about the disaster itself!

The entire state was shaken when the recent flood in Ellicott City nearly leveled the area.  After all, Main Street has flooded in the past, but rarely does the county experience such destruction.  Even now, you may still be in awe at the level of devastation a single flood can cause.  It’s important to understand, after events like this, why they occur in the first place.  The best way to prevent disaster is to learn about the disaster itself!  Read on for more information about why flash floods cause so much damage.

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The Vibrant and Extensive History of Ellicott City

January 13th, 2017
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The flood may have wiped out businesses and roads, but even natural disasters can’t destroy history.

As Ellicott City moves closer to announcing a full recovery, it’s worth noting that this historic town has a lot of memories associated with it.  The flood may have wiped out businesses and roads, but even natural disasters can’t destroy history.  A common hashtag has been circulating since the devastating flood: #ECStrong.  Let’s prove how strong Ellicott City really is by going over its beautiful history.

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2017 Holds Promise for Ellicott City Flood Prevention Plan

January 6th, 2017
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Unforeseen disaster is what not only destroyed Main Street, but also what cost our community two lives. Because of this, Howard County officials are planning a new way to make Ellicott City flood-proof.

Though the flood was almost half a year ago, recovery is still a work in progress.  This just shows how devastating this natural disaster can truly be.  Ellicott City rarely sees the kind of rainfall that occurred in July, so a flood prevention plan was not fully in place; unforeseen disaster is what not only destroyed Main Street, but also what cost our community two lives.  Because of this, Howard County officials are planning a new way to make Ellicott City flood-proof.  Read on for more information.

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Get Caught Up on the Recovery Effort in Ellicott City

December 22nd, 2016
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In this week’s blog post, we’re going to cover Portalli’s recovery, as well as the general progress Ellicott City is making.

It’s been nearly five months since the devastating flood tore apart Main Street in Ellicott City.  Since then, recovery has been in full swing; businesses are rebuilding, people are moving back to their homes, and various charity groups are trying to help raise money and holiday cheer.  In this week’s blog post, we’re going to cover Portalli’s recovery, as well as the general progress Ellicott City is making.

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Top 5 Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

December 16th, 2016
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Because the Mediterranean presents a very specific environment and wildlife population, civilizations have created traditional food that reflects that.

Italy borders the Mediterranean Sea, which has a long history of culture and cuisine.  Because the Mediterranean presents a very specific environment and wildlife population, civilizations have created traditional food that reflects that.  Mediterranean cultures date back to the birth of mankind–so, we have a lot to cover!  Let’s explore the health benefits of eating the cuisine in this fascinating region.

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All About the Different Types of Pasta Sauce

December 5th, 2016
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Mix and match these sauces throughout your Italian cooking adventures to see which ones make your taste buds tingle. Which of these popular sauces have you tried?

There are tons of different types of delicious pasta sauces that are used throughout Italian cuisine, whether they are coating just fettuccine or generously poured over spaghetti and meatballs. Here are some of the most common types of pasta sauce found in Italian restaurants like Portalli’s and what they are made of. Mix and match these sauces throughout your Italian cooking adventures to see which ones make your taste buds tingle. Which of these popular sauces have you tried?

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Why is Italian Food Considered to Be So Romantic?

December 2nd, 2016
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The language, culture, and locations are all described as being romantic, all over the world. And perhaps this is true–but what makes Italian food romantic?

It’s  common thought that the word “romance” originated in Rome, referring to the city itself.  The truth to this is debatable,  but we know now that Italy is associated with a very romantic lifestyle.  The language, culture, and locations are all described as being romantic, all over the world.  And perhaps this is true–but what makes Italian food romantic?  Why is Italian food the perfect location for a beautiful first date?  Read on to find out.

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3 Pasta Recipes to Share During the Holidays

November 25th, 2016
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Our comfort foods served during the holiday season usually don’t include pasta! But there’s no better comfort food, and it can be served in a way that will be sure to please everyone you invite.

In America, our holiday dinners usually consist of ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and the like.  Our comfort foods served during the holiday season usually don’t include pasta!  But there’s no better comfort food, and it can be served in a way that will be sure to please everyone you invite.  To make sure your guests are presented with the best pasta dishes possible, take a look at some of these pasta recipes you can dish up!

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