A New Kind of Newspaper
Voices of Laurel is a free quarterly newspaper produced by The Laurel History Boys.
What makes this a new kind of newspaper is that—in addition to new content from us—it is an outlet for contributions from the diverse 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.
Now more than ever, Laurel needs independent journalism.
In July 2021, the Laurel Leader ceased local coverage after 124 years, opting instead to simply pull content from the Baltimore Sun and The Capital. Local contributors, including many who had written for the Leader for years, were summarily released. Voices of Laurel is filling that void by focusing exclusively on news and stories that directly relate to Laurel, albeit on a quarterly basis.
Pick Up a Free Copy!
Voices of Laurel is now available in newspaper boxes in front of the Post Office on Main Street, the B&O Railroad Station commuter parking lot, and in Food Lion on Sandy Spring Rd.
In addition, you can pick up a free copy at the Laurel Branch Library, Maryland City at Russett Library, Laurel Museum, and at locally-owned small businesses that display our sticker.
Advertise With Us
You can help support the all-volunteer Voices of Laurel by purchasing a tax deductible ad for your business or organization in the newspaper. Affordable ad rates start at just $150, and each issue remains on newsstands for three full months.
Contact us to discuss using an existing ad or having us produce one for you.
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Help Us With a 100% Tax Deductible Contribution
Your donations help us cover printing expenses and allow Voices of Laurel to grow.
We take pride in producing a substantive publication that puts local content first, and you can help us add pages and expand our circulation. All donations are 100% tax deductible. You can donate through the secure PayPal link below, by Venmo (@laurelhistoryboys), or by mailing a check (payable to The Laurel History Boys, Inc.) to
P.O. Box 759, Laurel, MD 20725-0759.
Download Digital Issues
All issues of Voices of Laurel are available here to download as a free PDF.
Voices of Laurel is an all-volunteer effort. In addition to content, editing, and design contributed by Kevin Leonard and Richard Friend, we have assembled a team of staff writers—including those who will regularly contribute columns focusing on specific neighborhoods. Please contact them with any news and community information for upcoming issues.
Angie Latham Kozlowski
Ann Bennett, Laurel Historical Society
Jack Bowen, Laurel historian and collector
Ken Boyer, Laurel resident
Jack Carr, author
Judy Carr, author
Wayne Carr, Laurel resident
Jim Clash, Forbes magazine (Laurel High School Class of 1973)
Charles Clyburn, local storyteller
Brian Coyle, Laurel for the Patuxent
Tom Dernoga, Prince George's County Council Member
Wayne Davis, Friends of the Guilford Industrial Historic District
Lenda Dincer, Laurel resident and licensed clinical social worker
Amy Dunham, Laurel resident
Teddy Durgin, author
Melanie Dzwonchyk, former editor of the Laurel Leader
Madison Feser, Project Manager, Patch.com
Virginia Mae Geis, Laurel resident
Robert Giuliani, former Laurel High School teacher
Shawn Gladden, Howard County Historical Society
Faye Green, author
Amy Knox, Laurel resident
Perry Koons, author and illustrator
Angie Latham Kozlowski, Ellicott City resident
Jeff Krulik, documentary filmmaker
Joe Kundrat, Laurel resident and professional photographer
Ron Ladue, former Laurel High School teacher and head football coach, real estate professional
Mary Lehman, District 21 Delegate, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
Elizabeth Ysla Leight, Laurel resident
Angelo Jo Petrucci Leonard, Former Laurel resident & business owner
Jhanna Levin, Laurel Historical Society
Scott Lilienthal, Laurel 4 the Patuxent
Cathy Passmore Lindberg, Laurel resident
Paulette Lutz, Howard County Historical Society
Maryland Department of Disabilities
Max Mason, Howard County Historical Society
Helen McClung, The Woman's Club of Laurel
Rick McGill, Laurel Police Department (ret.)
Mike McLaughlin, Laurel 4 the Patuxent
Diane Mezzanotte, Laurel resident
C. Philip Nichols, Chief Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland (ret.)
Rachel Podorski Orozco, St. Vincent Pallotti Assistant Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
Olen J. Prince, business owner
Marian Quinn, local artist
Frank Ragone, Laurel resident
Patti Restivo, former writer, Laurel Leader
DW Rowlands, human geographer
Stacey Sauter, author
Jim Smart, former Laurel resident
Barbara Sollner-Webb, President, West Laurel Civic Association
Mark J. Stout, Howard County Historical Society
St. Vincent Pallotti High School Staff
Chris Stanton, Laurel Volunteer Fire Department
Monica Sturdivant, Laurel Historical Society
Greg Sweitzer, Laurel Wreath Lodge
Stephen Taylor, RoofPRO
Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper
Laura Wellford, Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc.
Jimmy Williams, Knights of Columbus
Katherine Wright, Laurel resident