Author: CM

A Taste of the Far Far East

by Justin Arter, photography by Kelly Heck Let’s take a trip to the Far Far East… no, not Delaware. Let’s take a trip to Japan using our taste buds and the perfect mix of years of skill, high quality seafood, and a little struggle with chopsticks.  Our journey? — To the various restaurants in Carroll County that offer a delectable (and creative) array of sushi. Sushi is a broad term for all the different kinds of bite-sized morsels made by experienced Japanese sushi chefs. The options seem almost endless. Raw fish or cooked? Rice or no rice? Traditional Roll...

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Respect. LifelongLearning. Innovation.

From Service Center to Springdale Prep by Kym Liddick Byrnes, photography by Kelly Heck For much of its history, the rolling hills of New Windsor have been steeped in education and exploration by what is well-known as the New Windsor Service Center, originally a series of educational institutions. There are plans underway to revive the spirit of innovation, exploration and education in the small town with the vision of Springdale Preparatory Academy – a proposed co-educational day and boarding school. “New Windsor is well suited for anything,” New Windsor Mayor Neal Roop said. “But the small town rural atmosphere,...

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Take a Cat to Work

by Lisa Moody Breslin There are so many cats and kittens at the Humane Society of Carroll County that there is often little room at the inn. Executive Director Charles Brown and his team, especially Michelle Fidler, director of animal care, constantly brainstorm for ways to get their feline tenants into an environment that feels like home until they make it to their forever home. Their most recent venture places cats at local businesses so that, when possible, the cats can romp outside their crates and charm the customers. Inevitably, and often, their charm is so spellbinding that with items...

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Hang Up! IRS Fakes, Scams Abound

by Linda L. Esterson, photography by Bill Ryan Melanie Conley drove home early from work one late September day. A cell phone call would not only make her late for an appointment, but it would prove traumatic. Conley had noticed an unfamiliar phone number several times on her cell during the day, but failed to answer as is her practice during work hours. It was only after retrieving an urgent voicemail that she opted to return the call. The caller was from IRS Headquarters concerning a tax issue and a pending lawsuit against her. Conley did not find the...

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Wherever the Journey Leads

by Lisa Moody Breslin, photography by Walter P. Calahan Dr. Flavio Kruter has been in private practice in Carroll County since 1993, and serves as the medical director at the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center in Westminster. Kruter considers the notes and cards from his patients his resume. Trinkets and small, handmade whimsical gifts on a bookshelf in his office capture both the joys in his life (Brazil, soccer, laughter, living) and the joy he has brought to others. Beneath a stunning photo of a fishing line cast across a crisp water, one patient, Dennis, inscribed: “A good...

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Upcoming Events

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5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
May 26 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.
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5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.
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all-day Doo Wop & Barbershop 3 – Back to... @ Scott Cetner for the Performing Arts - Carroll Community College
Doo Wop & Barbershop 3 – Back to... @ Scott Cetner for the Performing Arts - Carroll Community College
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
Doo Wop & Barbershop 3 - Back to the Malt Shop @ Scott Cetner for the Performing Arts - Carroll Community College |  |  |
The Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, the Carroll County, MD Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of their founding by presenting two shows this year. Our goal is to fill[...]
8:30 am Hampstead Farmers’ Market @ Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department Grounds
Hampstead Farmers’ Market @ Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department Grounds
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hampstead Farmers' Market @ Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department Grounds |  |  |
An award-winning, producer-only farmers’ market offering locally grown, produced, baked or crafted items such as produce, eggs, meats, plants, flowers, artisan soaps, jewelry, glassware, wine, baked goods and more. Handicap parking available.
9:00 am 27th Annual Strawberry Festival @ Sykesville Freedom District Fire Dept Grounds
27th Annual Strawberry Festival @ Sykesville Freedom District Fire Dept Grounds
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fresh Strawberries, games, pony rides, entertainment, silent auction, food, crafts and antique vendors, and strawberry shortcake. An annual event sponsored by Messiah Lutheran Church. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking.

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