Head Start Coming to Long Reach Village Center

Head Start Coming to Long Reach Village Center

The Community Action Council of Howard County’s early childhood education program, Head Start, is coming to the Long Reach Village Center. This new location will allow for more classroom capacity and reduce challenging transit needs.

Head Start and Pre-K provides free pre-school to eligible 3- to 5-year-old children. Programs provide family engagement services, speech & language therapy, mental health consulting, hearing & vision screening, and nutritional counseling.

To learn more, please visit https://www.cac-hc.org/

New Businesses Coming to Long Reach Village Center

New Businesses Coming to Long Reach Village Center

VM Services, a storefront selling cellular phones, phone plans, wire transfers and more, is moving into 1,643 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center. The owner, Nora Sanchez, previously rented a small space in Deli Town, another store in the Village Center, and is now expanding to her own space. Ms. Sanchez has two other business locations in Gaithersburg and Arlington. View full press release here.

Howard International Grocer, a market specializing in international foods and halal meat, is moving into 1,733 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center. Owner, Monzurul Islam, formerly lived in the Long Reach neighborhood, and has family still in the area. Mr. Islam has three other retail locations and a wholesale distribution business in Prince George’s County. The Howard International Grocer will sell fresh meat and fish, frozen meat and fish, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, milk, eggs, snacks, and more. View full press release here.

The Blooming Hope Dominican Hair Salon is moving into 1,272 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center. The salon will offer hair services for women, men and children, and offer beauty products and accessories. Angela Concepcion and Jardiel Morel, owners of Blooming Hope, have owned and operated salons for more than 30 years in the Dominican Republic. View full press release here.

In the past year, more than 45,000 square feet of office and retail space has been leased, including 25,000 square feet of the space that previously housed Safeway. The Village Center was built in the late 1970s and was designed to meet a variety of residential, office and commercial needs. The Long Reach Rising goal is to help stabilize the area through maintenance, repair, beautification, and placemaking. These businesses join Roving Radish, Manneq Art, Head Start, Every Kid Can Cook, Roll Up N Dye, the Columbia Arts Center, the Stonehouse Community Center, the African Art Museum of Maryland, and new Howard County Arts Council artists’ studios, as part of the emerging arts, culture, and entrepreneurship hub.

For more information visit howardcountymd.gov/longreach

Village Scavenger Hunts

Village Scavenger Hunts
Fall is here which means…it’s time for a new scavenger hunt!
As you explore outdoors, keep an eye out for these items.

Missed our first scavenger hunt? Don’t worry – it’s never too late!

Have any questions? Email events@longreach.org

Long Reach Village Cook Book

Long Reach Village Cook Book

What’s cooking Long Reach?

Join us as we collect and share our favorite recipes – new or old, simple or fancy – in the 2020 Long Reach Village Cookbook. Our goal is to make a digital version of this cookbook available for free to all residents. Depending on the amount of interest, we may offer a physical version available for purchase.

To submit your recipe, fill out this online form.

Questions? Email events@longreach.org

2020 Photo Contest Winners

2020 Photo Contest Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Long Reach Photo Contest!

Grand Prize: Cheryl Peluso of Phelps Luck

Runner-up: Sophia Abdali of Phelps Luck

Honorable Mention: Moses Undayag of Kendall Ridge

Special thanks to the following residents for their outstanding submissions:

  • Paul Willis of Jeffers Hill
  • Olivia Morrissette of Phelps Luck
  • Julia Lawton of Locust Park
  • Emma Vanderline of Kendall Ridge
  • Amy Weatherholtz of Phelps Luck
  • Andrew Ciandella of Kendall Ridge

Select an image below to view in gallery mode:

Weed Warriors Invasive Plant Clean-ups

Weed Warriors Invasive Plant Clean-ups

Meet up with us to pull invasive plants and weeds from an area in our village.

We plan to have recurring Weed Warrior events approximately every 2 weeks in various locations.

Know before you go:

  • Wear long pants and long sleeves. Bug repellent recommended.
  • Bring your favorite gardening gloves and pruners or loppers.
  • Masks will be required during interactions. We hope to be able to work while spreading out.
  • Please sign in with a Weed Warrior Leader in a yellow vest when you arrive.

Registration is recommended so that we can share any last minute updates due to weather or other circumstances.

For dates, locations, and to register visit LRCA.eventbrite.com

Organized by the Long Reach Watershed Advisory Committee and the Long Reach Community Association.