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Taneytown Wine, Music & Art Fest 2016

Hundreds gathered at the Taneytown Memorial Park on June 18 to enjoy food, drinks and festivities at the Taneytown Wine, Music & Art Fest 2016. The free event featured local wineries and festivities included displays by local crafters and live music. Learn more about Taneytown events at www.taneytown.org.  –  photography by Kelly Heck Maureen Chamberlain, Michelle Sholun Norman & Alice Faber Bryan Lyburn, Courtney Agnoli, Nancy Stiles, Tonya Boczek, Frank Severa Kelly & Mimi Perez Debbie Titus, Patty Kesselring Debbie White, George & Marilyn Brooks, Betsy Baker Crystal Perry, Elaina Perry Sarah Miller, Haley Feltner, Gina...

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Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

The annual Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament took place under sunny skies on July 15 at the Links of Challedon golf course in Mount Airy. The event, which brought out 120 golfers, raises money to support the chamber’s programs and services. Visit www.carrollcountychamber.org for more information.   –  photography by Kelly Heck Dennis Twigg, Jason Stambaugh Sherry Cracium-Bolin, Lisa Albin Bobbi Koppenhaver, Jamie Fox, Laura Aquino Bruce & Patrick D’Anthony Keri & Matt Richard Geary Milliken, Mike McMullin, Roy Chiavacci Peggy Soper, Jane Sewell Janell Barrick, Lisa...

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Goodbye Old Friend

by Kym Byrnes Harry Sirinakis, of Harry’s Main Street Grille announced his plans to retire this summer after 30 years at the helm of the well-known local eatery in downtown Westminster. “Thirty years ago I began a wonderful and fulfilling journey as I put my footprint on this business…. it’s time for someone else to do the same,” Sirinakis said. Anyone who grew up in Westminster or who frequents the area likely has a menu favorite. Check out what these locals have to say about their favorite Harry’s food or memory. “My favorite memory of Harry’s is the exorbitant...

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Every Day is a Good Hair Day

by Kym Liddick Byrnes   photography by Kelly Heck Nancy Petrella gives new meaning to a good hair day. On Monday, she might be sporting a short bob or long curls. On Tuesday, she can be a flashy red, a platinum blonde or even a woman with warm chestnut locks. Every day is a good hair day for Petrella even though her hair is not her own. Petrella is a wig consultant at the Wig Shoppe at the Carroll Hospital Center. She brings hope to cancer patients who are expecting to, or have already, lost their hair as a...

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Returning the Wonder to Wakefield Valley

by James Rada, Jr. For years, Wakefield Valley Golf Course was a Westminster jewel with its rolling greens, sparkling water features, and historic buildings. Then the course foreclosed upon in 2012, and all of the attractiveness of the property disappeared as delayed maintenance issues began to make itself known. The current owner of the property, Richard Kress, has agreed to donate 187 acres of the property, which includes most of the structures, including the clubhouse, banquet facilities outbuildings and the Durbin House, to the City of Westminster, “with the expectation that these facilities will be refurbished,” according to the...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
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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
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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
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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
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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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