Author: CM

Open Wide: Your Mouth Offers Window to Your Health

by Mable Buchanan A healthy mouth is a healthy body. Dentists know this mantra well. They also know that they will share it often and with the widest audience possible if it means that more people will actually heed the call. After all, patients’ oral health contains several helpful indicators for the health of the rest of their bodies. An unhealthy diet, for example, sometimes translates into excessive plaque, tooth decay, or weakened enamel. Gum inflammation, though it is not a cause, might be a signal of heart disease, artery blockage, or stroke. Periodontal disease may also be connected with...

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Historic Glyndon: A Self Sustaining Victorian Town

by Linda Esterson A few miles south of the Carroll County line sits a quaint, charming town where neighbors are like family. The Victorian Village called Glyndon was a place where the affluent in Baltimore had summer homes. Two and three story Victorian Homes, with spacious, wrap-around porches, and large airy rooms accommodated the “city folk” who summered there. Many of these storied homes still stand today. The Western Maryland Rail Road first reached the area in 1860, and in 1871 the town’s founder, Dr. Charles Leas, began planning what we know as Glyndon today. The precursor to Glyndon was...

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Never Too Late… To Join A Band!

by Anne Blue, photography by Phil Grout WHO: A quick scan of the room shows the typical signs of an older crowd: mostly heads of white hair, lots of eye glasses, several hearing aids, and a walker. But don’t be fooled by their ages which range from 61 to 90. Rather, listen to the music as the fifteen members of the energetic, albeit older, Never Too Late Band recreate the toe-tapping, get-your-body-moving sounds of dance music hits from the era of jazz and swing big bands. Or, in the style of big band greats like Glenn Miller and Tommy...

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Manners Count

by Jim Rada, Jr., photography by Bill Ryan In today’s contentious world, it seems good manners have been forgotten. Cursing has become a part of our common language.  Work dress is jeans and a t-shirt. A recent survey showed that nearly half of families with children text each other even when they are in the same home. People don’t know how to treat each other or communicate with each other. Kelly Frager knows, though, and she is trying to teach others the rules of civility that we call etiquette. She runs a business called Etiquette for Everyday in Mt....

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Go Ask Gale

by Gale Davidson Editor’s Note:  Is your life on track or completely off the rails? Do you have a simple concern that cropped up last week or an issue that feels like it has dogged you for a lifetime? Go Ask Gale. Send your concerns in 125 words or less to: readerswrite@carrollmagazine.com. I’m 34 and really, truly still undecided as to whether I want to have kids. I am married, have a reasonably stable job – there’s nothing obvious holding me back and I’m starting to feel anxious about time running out. How can I make a decision I...

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Upcoming Events

May
26
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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.
Jun
2
Fri
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.
Jun
3
Sat
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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