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Currents – April/May 2017

Celebrating America Weekend in Carroll County Friday–Saturday, May 19–20, Downtown Westminster Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in fun, local events and celebrate America at the same time. The 2017 theme is American Milestones: 1900 to 1919 Labor & Leisure. Activities include a presentation by Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler, an appearance by David Shuey as General John Pershing, students’ National History Day projects, Historic Courthouse tours, and much more. Celebrating America Weekend is sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County, Carroll County Public Library, Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County Genealogical Society, Union Mills Homestead and Carroll...

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Random House Book Fair

On March 3-4, Carroll Community College was bustling with thousands of people attending the 19th annual Penguin Random House Book Fair. The event, which strives to raise awareness of the importance of reading, literacy and learning, raises money to support students scholarships at Carroll Community College. For more information visit www.carrollcc.edu.  –  photography by Gregory Blank Anna Biddinger, Serenity Hart Lila Yingling Crissy & Trenton Stambaugh Makenna Steele, Erica McAndrew Ava Hall, Sharon Begin Patty O’Malley, Judy...

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Carroll Tech Council “Tech After 5”

On Feb. 21, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce connected with the Carroll Tech Council for a “Tech After Five” networking happy hour at Kohn Creative on Main Street in Westminster. For more information, visit www.carrolltechcouncil.org or www.carrollcountychamber.org.  –  photography by Beverly Wladkowski Mike McMullin, David Roush Davidson Dave, Ben Yingling Gary Ditto, Don McCombie Connie Scarlata, Bruce Wahlgreen, Bryan McLean Monica Rosen, Heather Akers, Suzette Covalt Tamar Osterman, Denise Rickell, Denise Beaver, Kati...

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The Power of Touch

by Linda L. Esterson, photography by Bill Ryan Last summer, Mr. Peterson, an 14-year-old American Bulldog mix, was diagnosed with sarcoma on his front leg. His veterinarian recommended amputation. But his owner, Megan Forshey, felt it unfair to change his gait, which relied heavily on his front paws. His back paws, too, were comprised as a result of the tumor and that caused a curvature in his back. “Health issues were throwing everything out of whack,” she explains. The Eldersburg resident visited an animal holistic center in Gaithersburg to try to help her beloved pet. There, she met Inez...

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Carroll County NAACP Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Jan. 28, the Carroll County NAACP hosted the 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at Martin’s Westminster. The Baltimore Sun sports columnist Mike Preston was the guest speaker. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ccnaacp.  –  photography by Gregory Blank Jean & John Lewis Lawerence Montgomery Commissioner Stephen Wantz, Charles Harrison, Betty Lee Patrick Minor, Virginia Harrison Michael W. Jones, Theresa Hebron Charles Collyer, Lynn Wheeler, Pam Zappardino, Richard Turner Kim Jones, Vaughn Paylor Ambassador Blango Ross, Jr., Demar...

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Upcoming Events

May
26
Fri
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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