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Create Cool Lunchtime Snacks

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Tara Hope Cofiell With back to school comes back to packing lunches. Beyond the sandwiches and juice boxes comes another consideration for moms and dads — the snacks. Naturally, kids will gravitate toward the snacks given the choice, so it’s up to the parents to pack snacks that are not only nutritious, but also ones that kids actually will want to eat. Up for the challenge? On the following pages, you’ll find five simple lunchtime snacks any child would want to find in a lunchbox, bag or tote. You can also get your children...

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Family Grown

by James Rada, Jr.   photography by Bill Ryan Baugher’s has been a name synonymous with fresh fruits and good food in Carroll County for more than a century. The farm first began operation in 1904 and today, some customers come from as far away as Florida for their favorite fruits whether it cherries, peaches, plums or apples. In 1948, Edward and Romaine Baugher opened Baugher’s Restaurant, which featured delicious home-style cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Customers enjoy an old-fashioned diner with a soda fountain and oak booths. “They became drawing cards each for the other business,” said...

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Diane Foster: Leading Taneytown and Chairing the Board of Trustees

by Lisa Moody Breslin    photo supplied by Carroll Community College Diane Foster is a council member of the Taneytown City Council, where she serves as Mayor Pro Tem. She is council liaison to the department of Economic Development. The Carroll Community College Board of Trustees elected Foster as the new board chair at its meeting on June 15, 2016. Foster was vice-chair prior to her election. She has served as a member of the board since 2012. Where and when are you happiest? I’m happiest sitting in my sunroom at home on a sunny day getting lost in...

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Tail-Waggin’ Good Homemade Pet Treats

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Tara Hope Cofiell While every dog has its day, not every pup gets the luxury of snacking on homemade treats. Making homemade pet treats is actually simpler than you may think. If you can bake cookies, you can prepare a batch of some tasty creations that get tongues licking and tails wagging. The following recipes for treats all use fine brown rice flour, which you can find in specialty baking stores and online. This flour not only gives these treats some crunch, but also makes these treats easier to digest. You can also find...

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Fireman’s Carnivals

A sign that summer has arrived, every week during the hot months Carroll County is treated to delicious food, fun rides and games, and live entertainment at the fireman’s carnivals. The carnivals serve as fundraisers for the volunteer fire organizations across the county, so be sure to have a really good time for a really good cause all summer long. May 28-June 4 Gamber Annual Fireman’s Carnival 3838 Niner Rd., Finksburg • www.gambervfd.org  May 30-June 4 Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival Carnival Grounds, Union Bridge • www.ubfc8.org  June 13-18 Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Memorial Dr., Taneytown • www.tvfc5.org ...

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