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Smart Home Improves In-Home Care

by Grace Miller Walk into a cozy home on West Main Street in Westminster and look into the future — a future where in-home monitoring combined with compassionate care make it possible for adults with disabilities to live healthier lives. Doctors and other caretakers have access to information about their patients that once took multiple visits or phone calls to glean. Years from now, they will know “how long it took a client in the home to get from the bed to the bathroom, how many times they woke up in the middle of the night, their blood pressure,...

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Beat the Winter Freeze

by Gunnar Ward With winter’s howl whipping through the trees, try these ways to warm up and beat the winter freeze. Relax under a blanket with a scent of lavender. When snow blankets the roads, schools are closed, and you’re stuck indoors, use the opportunity to relax under a cozy blanket and light some lavender aromatherapy candles from Silver Linings Lavender, available for purchase online or in-store. “Lavender is scientifically proven to calm people,” said Dawn Pritchard of Sykesville, owner of Silver Linings Lavender. So wrap yourself up in a favorite blanket, breathe in the scent of lavender, and...

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Five Reads for Romance

by Grace Miller In the spirit of the most romantic holiday of the year, here are some romance novels for the beginner sentimentalist, recommended by Pam Regis, an English professor at McDaniel College and director of McDaniel’s Nora Roberts Center for American Romance. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie is a lighthearted read about two people with contrasting personalities, the cranky and slightly uptight Minerva Dobbs, and the handsome and successful Calvin Morrisey. A cute, sugary-sweet tale about opposing characters brought together by fate. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase is a good choice for those who enjoy historical fiction. Following...

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Currents – Feb/Mar 2018

Foreign Film Festival Fridays throughout February, Screenings at 1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) hosts the 15th Annual Foreign Film Festival at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. The subscription price is $22 and all tickets must be for either 1 p.m OR 7:30 p.m, no mix & match. Tickets are available on-line or at the box-office.   Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, 410-848-7272 • www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org Maple Sugarin’ Festival Sunday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.,...

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2018 Winter Wine Warmer

The Historical Society of Carroll County hosted its 5th annual Winter Wine Warmer at Emerald Hill-City Hall in Westminster on Jan. 6. Attendees enjoyed delicious wines, tasty food and the music of pianist Herb Sell. Learn more at www.hsccmd.org. –  photography by Bill...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
8
Mon
all-day Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years Of... @ Carroll Arts Center
Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years Of... @ Carroll Arts Center
Jan 8 – Feb 24 all-day
The Carroll Arts Center celebrates McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary with an exhibition highlighting the fine arts program at McDaniel. Paintings, sculpture, metalsmithing, illustration, ceramic art and photography are on display by current and former McDaniel[...]
all-day Metrics at Carroll County Arts C... @ Carroll County Arts Council
Metrics at Carroll County Arts C... @ Carroll County Arts Council
Jan 8 – Feb 23 all-day
Metrics at Carroll County Arts Council @ Carroll County Arts Council
Carroll County Arts Council hosts Metrics, an exhibition featuring Baltimore artists Minas Konsolas, Cody Pryseski & Jarek Sparaco. Exhbition runs January 8 – February 23, 2018 RECEPTION: Thursday, February 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm 91[...]
Jan
10
Wed
all-day 150 Years On The Hill @ Miller Senate Office Building, Second Floor
150 Years On The Hill @ Miller Senate Office Building, Second Floor
Jan 10 – Mar 30 all-day
150 Years On The Hill @ Miller Senate Office Building, Second Floor |  |  |
In conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, this timeline exhibit highlights each decade of the college’s 150-year history. The Miller Senate Office Building is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Photo identification[...]
Jan
25
Thu
5:30 pm Flatlands: Paintings By Hannah L... @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Flatlands: Paintings By Hannah L... @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Flatlands: Paintings By Hannah Leighton @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall |  |  |
Artist Hannah Leighton of Baltimore showcases her contemporary paintings. Leighton says that her paintings are inspired by “the shapes of stories, sounds and memories.” Leighton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute[...]
Feb
5
Mon
12:30 pm Living Healthy, Living Well with... @ Sunnybrook Apartments
Living Healthy, Living Well with... @ Sunnybrook Apartments
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm
Living Healthy, Living Well with Chronic Conditions @ Sunnybrook Apartments |  |  |
Join a FREE 2 ½ hour workshop, held each week for 6 weeks. With mutual support, you can build confidence to make new choices and feel better. You set your goals and put new problem-solving[...]

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