The Long Reach Community Association and the Columbia Association are teaming up with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to provide a FREE fishing tutorial geared for children ages 8-15. The tutorial reviews casting technique, angler ethics, catch and release, fish identification, safety, as well as a dedicated time for participants to fish.
The event will take place on Wednesday, July 27 at Jackson Pond in Long Reach.
Session 1 will be from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Session 2 will be from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
All fishing equipment will be provided. Please bring any personal gear you may need (hats, water bottle, etc.). Children of all ability and experience levels are welcome!
As the weather gets warmer, it’s the perfect time to gather with friends and enjoy the great tastes of Howard County. The County is excited to launch Food Truck Thursdays at the Long Reach Village Center.
The food trucks are returning to the Long Reach Village Center front parking lot on Thursday, June 30, 5-8pm. Stop by the Long Reach Village Center and enjoy a variety of food from local food trucks.
The County is in charge of scheduling the event, not Long Reach Community Association. We make every effort to post the accurate vendor schedule on our Facebook page. However, please check the County’s Twitter page for updates and cancellations.
We’re excited several neighbors have volunteered to show off the sustainable practices in their yards! We’re hoping this tour will help to acknowledge those who are already making sustainable choices, while also encouraging neighbors to give something new a try.
If you’d like to see some local examples of pollinator gardens, rain gardens, rain barrels, lawn-reduction, and much more, please consider registering for the self guided tour that will take place Saturday June 18th. You’ll receive the tour guide booklet with descriptions of each destination, and a list of local resources that can help you implement some of the sustainable practices on display.
Want to spruce up your street’s cul de sac? We can help! If your plan is approved, we will provide up to $200 for the purchase of plant materials. To be eligible, you must live on a county-dedicated road with a cul-de-sac island. You and your neighbors must agree to develop, plant, and maintain the landscaping plan. The grants are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meet at playground by Jackson Pond (off Lightspun Lane) Join Long Reach CARES (Community Action and Resources for Environmental Stewardship) on a birding morning. Participants will be looking to see what birds enjoy Jackson Pond and the beautiful beech grove nearby. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and binoculars if you have them. Complete trip takes approximately an hour and a half, but attendees can leave early if needed. Every level of expertise welcome! FREE! Register atlrca.eventbrite.com.
Use the map below to view streets participating in the May 14, 2022 Village-Wide Yard Sale
Sales start at 8am!
Participating Streets Include:
Black Star Circle Blue Pool Broken Wing Canyon Head Lane Coltsfoot Court Deep Earth Lane (2 sales on this street) Eaglebeak Row (2 sales on this street) Emersons Reach Footed Ridge Gold Sunset Way Goldamber Garth Graywing Court (2 sales on this street) Halflight Garth Hayshed Lane Helaine Hamlet Way Lapwing Court Majors Lane Phelps Luck Drive (4 sales on this street) Tamar Drive Tidesebb Court Waiting Spring (2 sales on this street) Warm Granite Drive
Saturday, June 4th, 11am-7pm at the Long Reach Village Center
ARTreach is a free, one-day, family festival designed to promote the arts, celebrate Long Reach Village Center, and engage the community. In 2015 and 2016, the Howard County Arts Council produced the ARTreach Festival in collaboration with Howard County, MD and our partners, the Columbia Art Center, Columbia Association, and Long Reach Community Association. We are thrilled to bring the festival back to Long Reach this year on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 11am to 7pm.
ARTreach 2022 will feature live music and performances by local and regional artists, children’s performers, and hands-on activities such as ceramics, print-making, tie dye, and piñata making. The festival will include an interactive photo booth, caricaturists, face painters, strolling magicians, and stilt walkers. Admission and all activities will be free!