Author: CM

Habitat for Humanity Rebuilds Dutterer’s Park

On Friday, Oct. 9, more than 200 volunteers from Baltimore Gas & Electric, the City of Westminster, Boys & Girls Club of Westminster, Habitat for Humanity and KaBOOM! gathered at Dutterer’s Park in Westminster to rebuild the aging playground. Volunteers installed new equipment, placed new park benches, upgraded the landscaping and painted walkways with interactive activities.   – by Kym Byrnes, photography by Kelly Heck Evan Mynatt, Ade Popoola Delano Dunmore, Craig Hunter, Conor Ruff, Sean Bradshaw, Daivon Belt, Bill Sipes Stacy Sumedi, Dan Kurtz Bennett Wolf Diana Jeffcoat, Ranee Dacuycuy, Nikki Runkles, Rebecca Scott Kathy Roberts, Tom...

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Beards, Beers & Brats Festival

It was chilly and clouds threatened rain but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from descending on downtown Mount Airy Oct. 17 for the Beards, Beers & Brats Festival featuring a cornhole competition. Vendors sold goods ranging from handmade beard oils and trimming kits to cigars to food and of course, beer.  –  by Kym Byrnes Shanta Deal, Dustin Taylor Shannon Holliday, Sally Kimmel LuAnn and Tim Reed, Cadey Collier, Diane Frankenberger Caleb Scully, Kristen Lewis, Ben Lewis, John...

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Maryland Microbrewery Festival

An Afternoon of Brews, Music and Art Hundreds of thirsty folks showed up at Union Mills Homestead in Westminster on Sept. 26 to sample beers from 19 breweries for the 10th annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival. In addition to breweries there were food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and live music. Proceeds of the Festival support the Union Mills Homestead Foundation.  –  by Kym Byrnes Anthony Fink, Austin Lacoste Jim Breuer, Rick Elyar, Mike Wissel Kali & Kathy Edmondson Duane Anderson, Kim Anderson, John Hoover, Carole Hoover, Amy Boerner, Luke Hoover Eric Grayton, Selena Brown Henry Ruhlman, John Trainor, Greg...

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Amazing Peace

You might have noticed that I end each Editor’s Note with “Amazing Peace” as my salutation. The phrase is actually the title of a poem by Maya Angelou that captures the spirit of the holiday season so perfectly that I want to savor it year round. So by using it as my salutation in letters, emails and publications, I’m called back to the peace of Angelou’s poem. Angelou read “Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem” for the first time at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. in 2005. George W. Bush was president and Hurricane Katrina wiped...

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Keeping it in the Family

by Lisa Moody Breslin  photography by Walter P. Calahan Leslie Simmons, president of Carroll Hospital, has been a leader in the organization for nearly 15 years. She has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry. A resident of Westminster, Simmons earned her associate degree in nursing from Anne Arundel Community College and her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Management Administration from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She and her husband, Greg, have been married for 37 years. They have two daughters, both of whom are nurses who are married and...

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Upcoming Events

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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
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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
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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
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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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