Author: CM

Never Too Late: To Keep Dancing

by Anne Blue, photography by Phil Grout WHO: Even as a young child growing up in Westminster, Medora Lynn was always moving. She still remembers the library book her mother brought home, all about ballet dancing. Her love of ballet began as she danced around her house copying the pictures in the book. She started taking ballet lessons at age five. By the time she reached high school, Medora’s mother had to obtain special permission from the school superintendent for her to get out of school early twice a week to take more advanced ballet classes at Peabody in...

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Birthday Wish: The Crown

by Shelly Dark Kathleen “Katie” Masek received an early birthday present this year – the opportunity to represent Maryland in the 2018 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, just 10 days before her birthday. “The opportunity to have stepped foot on the Miss America stage was a feeling I will never forget and will cherish forever,” recalls Masek. “The rush of adrenaline, hope and love that ran through my body will forever remind me of a time that I worked so hard for and accomplished, and I am left with endless laughs, memories and...

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For the Love of the Land

by James Rada, Jr., photography by Bill Ryan Katelin Brower’s workday starts at 4 a.m. While her daily commute is a short one from the house to the barns at Whispering Breeze Farm in Taneytown, she will only be able to stop back in for lunch. Her day doesn’t end typically until 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. During that 16-hour day, she is busy milking cows, feeding livestock, working with customers, and dealing with the never-ending list of things that need doing on a farm. “I love the animals and find it rewarding,” says Brower, who works the farm...

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Zombies Made Cheap

photography by Amy McIntyre Devilbiss Turning your loved one into a zombie for under $10 takes inexpensive (and few) supplies along with limited expertise. We asked our two local colleges McDaniel and Carroll Community College to take on the challenge. Here are their creations and how you can create your own…. McDaniel College Zombie MCDANIEL TEAM: Lauren Pedersen Makeup Artist  •  Geoffrey Pearson Chief of Staff, President’s Office, McDaniel College, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Resident Zombie SUPPLIES: Vaseline Corn Starch Corn Syrup Spirit Gum Adhesive Liquid Foundation Fake Blood Gel Eyeshadow Palette HELPFUL HINTS: Fake Blood Gel...

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FLICC presents “Bottle Shock”

Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) hosted a screening of the 2008 film “Bottle Shock” on Friday, September 15, at the Carroll Arts Center. The evening’s audience was welcomed, via Skype, by Marcus Notaro of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, the creators of the winning cabernet in the films infamous blind tasting. The event also included a guided wine tasting by Bernie Vogel.  –  photography by Kelly Heck Rebecca Heaton & Debbie Dugan Bernie Vogel Courtney & Kyle Peiffer Mark Hoffman & René Forsberg Fran Nickolas & Jennifer Teeter Robin & Mark Hart Kati Townsley & Peggie Kozo Anne Marie...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
14
Thu
1:00 pm Living Healthy, Living Well with... @ North Carroll Senior & Community Center
Living Healthy, Living Well with... @ North Carroll Senior & Community Center
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm
Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions @ North Carroll Senior & Community Center |  |  |
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? You don’t have to stop doing the things you love to do. The key to getting the most out of life is learning to manage[...]
Oct
19
Thu
10:00 am 150 Years on The Hill @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
150 Years on The Hill @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm
150 Years on The Hill @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall |  |  |
In conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, this timeline exhibit highlights each decade of the college’s 150-year history. Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Founded in[...]
Oct
20
Fri
5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.
6:00 pm Alumni Association Awards Banquet @ Gill Center
Alumni Association Awards Banquet @ Gill Center
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm
Alumni Association Awards Banquet @ Gill Center |  |  |
McDaniel College’s Alumni Association honors alumni who personify the college’s 150-year tradition of excellence with the Alumnus of the Year, Professional Achievement, College Service and Community Service awards, as well as the Green Terror Sports[...]
Oct
21
Sat
8:00 am Rummage Sale @ St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Rummage Sale @ St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rummage Sale including clothing, books, toys, household items, and small furniture. Bake sale too!

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