Author: CM

Rain or Shine, Fireworks This Time

by Justin Arter There’s no better way to celebrate the warm weather and good times of the summer months than enjoying some fireworks. There are many different opportunities to see them all around the county, from carnival to carnival and, finally, the Carroll County Farm Museum. The Farm Museum provides a beautiful location, not far off of Route 140 for members of our community, young and old, to enjoy the explosive display. The 4th of July Fireworks show at the Carroll County Farm Museum is a 35-year tradition. Born from a partnership between The Lions Club and Rotary Club....

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Currents – June/July 2017

Carroll Students Bring 9/11 Memorial to Fruition in  Westminster The Carroll County Career and Technology Center partnered with the Volunteer Emergency Services Association to build a 9/11 Memorial at the Public Safety Training Center in Westminster. The Memorial features a steel I-Beam from the Twin Towers. Career and Technology Center teachers and students from multiple programs including masonry, welding and electrical construction helped with the design and construction of the memorial. “We’re excited and proud to be a part of it, it turned out so beautifully,” Carroll County Career and Technology Center Principal Bill Eckles said. “So many people pitched in...

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Carroll County Public Safety Awards

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce partnered with more than a dozen public safety and educational organizations to host the 1st Annual Public Safety Awards event recognizing the achievements of Carroll County public safety professionals. Close to 30 awards were presented at the breakfast ceremony. Visit www.carrollcountychamber.org for more information.   –  photography by Kelly Heck Mike McMullin, Chief Jeffrey Spaulding, Jennifer Franciotti, Brian DeLeonardo, Chief Michael Spaulding Denise Beaver, Kati Townsley Lynn Wheeler, Vince Campanella Melissa Hockensmith, Cara Frieman, Sandra Johnson Sherry McCuen Kalish, Jenni Utz Lisa Degitz, Officer Dinambi Butler, Mike McMullin Robert McCurdy, Detective Sergeant Padraic E....

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Legacy Gala: The Land of Oz at Emerald Hill

On April 29 the Historical Society of Carroll County celebrated its third annual gala with a Wizard of Oz themed party at Westminster’s Emerald Hill. The city of Westminster purchased Emerald Hill in 1939 to be used as City Hall. Visit www.hsccmd.org for more information.  –  photography by Kelly Heck Kim & Johnny Graham Susanna Herrick, Seth Shipley Don & Janice Hobart Gail Slater, Gianna Baccala Dort Mollett, Kathy Herrick, Beckie Herrick Robin Kable, Gainor Davis Peggy Steers, Loren...

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Boys & Girls Club Build Campaign

The Boys & Girls Club kicked off its “Build” capital campaign in late April at the Old Westminster Winery in Westminster. The organization is moving to 71 E. Main St. in Westminster to accommodate substantial growth in the coming years. Visit www.bgcwestminster.org to learn more.  –  photography by Bill Ryan Amy Yingling, Ken Kacmarski and Ben Yingling Jillian Jenkins, Nova Hood, Nasir Tate Richard Rothschild, Bill Finch Drew Baker, Ashli Johnson Kimberly Pollock Bonnae Meshulam Gail Mayr, Janet...

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Upcoming Events

Jun
28
Wed
8:00 pm Celtic Concert: Traditions Week 1 @ WMC Alumni Hall
Celtic Concert: Traditions Week 1 @ WMC Alumni Hall
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm
Celtic Concert: Traditions Week 1 @ WMC Alumni Hall |  |  |
Nationally and internationally known Celtic musicians perform, featuring the rising stars of Ireland, The Jeremiahs, winners of the 2015 Best Vocal & Instrumental Album (Live Ireland); Male Vocalist of the Year 2015 (Chicago Irish American[...]
Jun
29
Thu
8:00 pm Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen wi... @ WMC Alumni Hall
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen wi... @ WMC Alumni Hall
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with Bluegrass Staff: Traditions Week 1 @ WMC Alumni Hall |  |  |
Grammy-nominated band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen perform with staff from the Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Weeks/DC Bluegrass Union Bluegrass & Old-Time Camp, including Dede Wyland, David Morris, and Randy Barrett. All musicians[...]
Jun
30
Fri
5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Jun 30 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.
Jul
1
Sat
8:30 am Hampstead Farmers’ Market @ Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department Grounds
Hampstead Farmers’ Market @ Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department Grounds
Jul 1 @ 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 pm Common Ground on the Town: Chris... @ Rafael's
Common Ground on the Town: Chris... @ Rafael's
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm
Common Ground on the Town: Christopher James Band @ Rafael's |  |  |
Musicians from Common Ground on the Hill appear at 5 venues in downtown Westminster in this FREE musical event. The Harry Orlove Band with Eric Byrd perform jazz at Maggie’s Restaurant (310 E. Green Street);[...]

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