We are proud to announce the release of Voices of Laurel, a new (and FREE!) newspaper produced by The Laurel History Boys.

What makes this a new kind of newspaper is that—in addition to some new content from The Laurel History Boys—it is an outlet for contributions from the Laurel community. People with stories, photos, and artifacts enhance our mission of bringing local history to you. If you have an idea for a future article, or if you just want to let us know how we’re doing, please contact us or leave a comment below!

Digital edition
The paper will be available quarterly (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) as a free downloadable PDF file. Click the links below to download and view complete digital versions of each issue.

Print edition
To help support Laurel’s small businesses, we hand-deliver a limited number of printed newspapers to local merchants for free to make available to their customers. We hope you will give them some added business when you go to pick up your free copy of Voices of Laurel. The current list includes:

Bart’s Barbershop
Caribe Express
Dottie’s Trophies
El Buen Gusto Panadería
Fulton Art & Framing
Green Point Wellness
Laurel Tavern Donuts
Main Street Pharmacy
More Than Java Café
Nutrición al Máximo Laurel
Oliver’s Old Towne Tavern
Ragamuffins Coffee House
Rainbow Florist
Rise Up Nutrition
Sip at C Street
Sports Card Heroes
Tastee Diner
Toucan Taco
White’s Barber Co.

If you are a local small business owner (or know of a businesses that might like to carry Voices of Laurel) pleases let us know!

Downloadable issues

Contributors to the Spring 2021 issue include:
Ann Bennett, Laurel Historical Society
Jack Bowen, Laurel historian and collector
Ken Boyer, Laurel resident
Wayne Carr, Laurel resident
Jim Clash, Forbes magazine (Laurel High School Class of 1973)
Charles Clyburn, local storyteller
Brian Coyle, Laurel for the Patuxent
Lenda Dincer, Laurel resident and licensed clinical social worker
Teddy Durgin, author
Robert Giuliani, former Laurel High School teacher
Shawn Gladden, Howard County Historical Society
Joe Kundrat, Laurel resident and professional photographer
Rick McGill, Laurel Police Department (ret.)
Marian Quinn, local artist
Patti Restivo, Laurel Leader
Stacey Sauter, author
Monica Sturdivant, Laurel Historical Society
Greg Sweitzer, Laurel Wreath Lodge

Spring 2021 Crossword Puzzle answers: click image to view


Contributors to our inaugural issue include:
Ann Bennett, Laurel Historical Society
Jack Bowen, Laurel historian and collector
Ken Boyer, Laurel resident
Wayne Carr, Laurel resident
Jim Clash, Forbes magazine (Laurel High School Class of 1973)
Charles Clyburn, local storyteller
Melanie Dzwonchyk, former editor of the Laurel Leader
Jeff Krulik, documentary filmmaker
Jhanna Levin, Laurel Historical Society
Paulette Lutz, Howard County Historical Society
Rick McGill, Laurel Police Department (ret.)
Mike McLaughlin, Laurel for the Patuxent
C. Philip Nichols, Chief Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland (ret.)
Marian Quinn, local artist
Patti Restivo, Laurel Leader
Chris Stanton, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department
Monica Sturdivant, Laurel Historical Society

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