Author: CM

Make Mom a Homemade Breakfast in Bed

by Michael Vyskocil, photography by Kelly Heck Thank Mom for all she does by celebrating her on Mother’s Day with a breakfast bearing touches of the savory and the sweet. Serve poached eggs in homemade popovers with a drizzling of lemon hollandaise, a delightful variation on the classic eggs Benedict. Round out the breakfast in bed tray with a tropical fruit salad and a little lemon curd tartlet treat. Little Lemon Curd Tartlets For the tartlet shells: 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature One 3-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus...

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Celebrating Single Moms on Mother’s Day

by Kym Byrnes “Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”  — Mark Twain A lot of single moms don’t plan to land in the single-mom category. They start their journey with a partner, envisioning shared support and collaboration as they raise their children. And they often arrive at single motherhood only after slogging through heartache, stress, chaos and loss. Being a single parent tests a woman’s sense of spirit and self-confidence, forcing her to find strength and resolve she may have not known she possessed. “It’s really hard to find joy in my situation,” Denise Harmon...

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Clearing the Smoke About Pot in Carroll

by James Rada Jr., photography by Phil Grout The Crawford family traveled to the State of Washington in 2016 to check off one of the items on Randy Crawford’s bucket list. Randy wanted to see some of the waterfalls there with his family. To their dismay, the Crawfords discovered that it would take a short hike from the parking lot to the waterfalls, and that was something Randy couldn’t manage. He was suffering from multiple myeloma that had attacked the vertebrae in his spinal column. He couldn’t walk, and he was in constant pain. Randy’s wife, Lisa, and a...

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Nursing… A Calling For Generations To Carry on the Profession

by Linda L. Esterson, photography by Kelly Heck In the late 1990s, Julie Jarosinski enrolled in the business program at Salisbury University, but her mother’s heroism during Parents Weekend set her on a drastically different career path. During the Sunday service, the family sat in the back of the campus church. An elderly woman in the row ahead fell over, and Bonnie Dudash, Jarosinski’s mom, sprang into action. She checked the woman’s vital signs, called 911 and calmed her. Despite disliking science and blood, Jarosinski changed her major — to nursing. “She was there and knew what to do,” Jarosinski...

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Putting the Groom to Work

by Linda L. Esterson From the moment Scott Toth proposed, he knew there would be a “Honey Do” list.  His fiancee, Stephanie Barke, was a former wedding coordinator, so he knew there would be a list — and a big one at that. Stephanie and Scott married at the rustic Party Barn at Farmer Tom’s in Reisterstown on Sept. 30, 2017, after becoming engaged on Christmas Day. “Everything had to move fast to make it happen,” Scott says. “I was more of a ‘Yes, dear.’” “When I started in the business, it wasn’t uncommon to see the groom until...

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Upcoming Events

Mar
20
Tue
1:00 pm Diabetes Self-Management Workshops @ South Carroll Senior and Community Center
Diabetes Self-Management Workshops @ South Carroll Senior and Community Center
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – May 1 @ 3:30 pm
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Join a FREE 2 ½ hour workshop, held weekly for 6 weeks for adults with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or who live with someone that does. Many have learned the self-management approach and lowered their blood sugar,[...]
Apr
8
Sun
all-day 150 Years On The Hill @ Historical Society of Carroll County at Emerald Hill
150 Years On The Hill @ Historical Society of Carroll County at Emerald Hill
Apr 8 – May 19 all-day
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*Opening Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2–4 p.m., with remarks by college historian James E. Lightner In conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, this timeline exhibit highlights each decade of the college’s 150-year history. Hours[...]
Apr
10
Tue
12:30 pm Diabetes Self-Management Workshops @ Taneytown Senior & Community Center
Diabetes Self-Management Workshops @ Taneytown Senior & Community Center
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – May 15 @ 3:00 pm
Diabetes Self-Management Workshops @ Taneytown Senior & Community Center |  |  |
Join a FREE 2 ½ hour workshop, held weekly for 6 weeks for adults with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or who live with someone that does. Many have learned the self-management approach and lowered their blood sugar,[...]
Apr
17
Tue
all-day SENIOR CAPSTONE EXHIBITION I @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
SENIOR CAPSTONE EXHIBITION I @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Apr 17 – Apr 27 all-day
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m. This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in a range of media from two- and[...]
Apr
26
Thu
all-day Senior Capstone Exhibition I @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Senior Capstone Exhibition I @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Apr 26 all-day
Exhibit April 17 – 27, 2018.  This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media. Rice[...]

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