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Sykesville Fine Art and Wine Festival

6th Annual Sykesville Fine Art and Wine Festival Sunday, May 1  •  Noon – 5 p.m. As warm weather arrives and the days get longer, Sykesville Main Street is ready to kick off spring with the annual Sykesville Fine Art and Wine Festival. This year’s event will feature samples from wineries, showcases by local artists and artisans, live entertainment and more. The festival is free to attend with an optional fee for unlimited tastings and a collectible wine glass that is yours to keep. For more information visit...

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Dream Retirement Requires Early Financial Planning

SPECIAL SECTION: AGING WITH GRACE by Jeffrey B. Roth, photography by Kelly Heck Early planning can make the difference between a dream retirement and a retirement nightmare. “We started planning financially when we were in our 40’s,” said David Scott, who along with his wife, Carole, are independent living residents at Carroll Lutheran Village. “In our late 50s and early 60s, we started traveling up and down the East Coast trying to decide if there were some place we wanted to live other than Maryland.” Married for “fifty-and-a-half years,” David, 73, is originally from Yonkers, N.Y., and, Carole, 71,...

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Babs Condon: Leading a Non-Profit That Changes the World

by Lisa Moody Breslin, photography by Walter P. Calahan On June 14, 2014, Babs Condon was installed as the International President of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). A Westminster resident, Babs is a third generation clubwoman. Her grandmother, Olive Cole, was a member in Massachusetts and her mother, Barbara Peck, is a member of the Westminster club. Condon’s two-year term as international president ends this summer. Briefly describe a typical day as GFWC President: Each day is an opportunity to promote an organization that I truly love and believe to have tremendous value. I continuously interact with the...

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End of Life Care With Compassion & Dignity

SPECIAL SECTION: AGING WITH GRACE by Kym Liddick-Byrnes Hospice is end of life care that “wraps around the patient and family,” explains Regina Bodnar, executive director of Carroll Hospice. And that care unfolds according to the unique needs of each individual who falls into the hands of a team of professionals and volunteers. Nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers, grief specialists, aids and volunteers work together to provide compassionate care. That care unfolds in a host of ways. Most of the patients in Carroll Hospice receive care in their homes. Some patients who need more serious medical care, or who...

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Making Mobility Affordable

by James Rada, Jr.   photography by Bill Ryan In 2014, the six-year-old FR Conversions was growing so fast that the company actually put off taking on new business because it had nowhere to grow. The company was crammed into a 20,000-square-foot facility in Woodlawn. So the search began for a new location with room to grow. In 2015, the company moved to the old General Dynamics plant in Westminster. It was a $20 million investment in Carroll County. “We have almost 152,000 square feet now and we’re almost out of space again,” said Wayne Taylor, vice president of...

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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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