Author: CM

A Spot for Dogs

by Anne Blue  photography by Phil Grout Like kids let out for recess, a trio of dogs chase each other around the open floor of The Maryland Dog Spot, happy to play in the vast indoor space that provides plenty of room to stretch their legs. Pearl, a long black-haired English shepherd, deftly weaves around the two bigger dogs, trying to herd them around the room. The largest dog, a lean black and white English pointer named Zwei, leads the trio’s romp. Poppy, a young Chesapeake Bay retriever, takes her cues from the older dogs and appears thrilled just...

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Hair or Bare

Body hair fashion trends range from no hair below to the au naturel by Jeffrey B. Roth Hair today, gone tomorrow — so goes the body hair-removal debate for both men and women. “Dare to be bare” is the motto for bare Skin Care & Laser Center, with locations in Westminster and Hanover, Pa. “No one wants hair — no hair anywhere on the body, except on the head, and with men, sometimes on the face,” said owner Theresa Haggerty. “We do not wax. We do permanent Laser Hair Removal for every man and every woman wherever they have hair they want removed as long as it’s darker than a blonde shade.” Haggerty’s clients range in age from 16 to 65. For both men and women, LHR provides freedom from shaving, she said. Treatment times vary in length from two minutes for an upper lip to one to two hours for legs. On average, achieving an 80 percent permanent hair reduction takes six sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. A trained medical aesthetician, Haggerty employs a Vairiable Pulsed Light system for LHR services. VPL is a safe and non-invasive procedure which utilizes light energy to remove hair and to treat skin imperfections. While some clients experience mild discomfort during treatment, contrary to misconceptions, LHR is not super painful, she said. Haggerty also provides a variety of aesthetic treatments,...

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Taking Elegant Eats to the Streets

by Michael Vyskocil  photography by Tara Hope Cofiell Come December, your social calendar tends to swell with family luncheons, office parties, church socials and myriad events that can max out your cooking muscles. Fortunately, you don’t have to resort to pre-purchased foods to bring something special to whatever table you’re seated at this holiday season. Make-ahead dishes are the salvation of time-pressed cooks. With a bit of preparation on the front end, you can enjoy festive and delicious fare in transportable dishes that can go from refrigerator or oven to buffet and table. Spinach and turkey empanadas are home-baked...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Fri
5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.
Aug
19
Sat
all-day Secret Keeper Girl Purple Party ... @ Uniontown Bible Church
Secret Keeper Girl Purple Party ... @ Uniontown Bible Church
Aug 19 all-day
Secret Keeper Girl Purple Party Tour @ Uniontown Bible Church | Union Bridge | Maryland | United States
Secret Keeper Girl ‘Purple Party Tour’ invites 7 – 12 year old girls and their moms to spend a fun-filled evening together with joyful music, upbeat activities and a live stage show that will provide[...]
8:00 am Heirloom Tomato Festival @ Ag Center
Heirloom Tomato Festival @ Ag Center
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Heirloom Tomato Festival @ Ag Center |  |  |
Free tomato tasting and tomato dishes tasting provided by Master Gardeners. 50 regular market vendors with all local produce, home baked goods, gourmet foods, meats and more.
6:30 pm Secret Keeper Girl @ Uniontown Bible Church
Secret Keeper Girl @ Uniontown Bible Church
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Secret Keeper Girl @ Uniontown Bible Church |  |  |
The Marriage & Relationship Education Center (MREC) announces that Secret Keeper Girl – a national touring stage show aimed at tween girls and their moms – is returning to Carroll County on Saturday, August 19,[...]
Aug
24
Thu
10:00 am Visions of the Circus @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Visions of the Circus @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm
Visions of the Circus @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall |  |  |
McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus. Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m. “Visions of the Circus”[...]

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