What Is Communication?

Written By Sherwood Kohn Several eons ago, when I was a teenager, I drove my parents nuts by tying up the family telephone for what they claimed was “hours,” talking to my friends (mostly girls). Now, almost every teenager has...

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Aw, Grow Up!

Written By Sherwood Kohn The amount of money spent by and for teenagers on consumer goods last year, according to the market research organization Packaged Facts, was in excess of $200 billion. That is more than half of all...

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Back to the Future?

Written By Sherwood Kohn What happened to “the future?” Not that there will be no future. It is just that no one seems to use the phrase these days, preferring to use “going forward” instead. Or maybe we are seeing a lack of...

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Happy New Year!

Written By Sherwood Kohn Six years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long), my sons dragged me grumbling and muttering out of journalistic retirement to start up this magazine. The year 2004 was a precarious time for print...

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Giving Back to the Community

Written By Sherwood Kohn Megan Webb is very talented and very grateful. For openers, the 30-year-old, tall, wiry Westminster housewife and mother of two, who has only a high school education and hardly any formal training as a...

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At the Turn of the Year: A Rededication

Written By Sherwood Kohn It has been four years since we started Carroll Magazine. We started publishing in good times, or at least most of us thought things were bearable. Now times are tough. The new president, Barack Obama,...

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Little Big Band

Written By Sherwood Kohn “By Heart” is a one-man band times three. No, not like the guys with bass drums strapped to their stomachs, cymbals tied on their knees and harmonicas wired to their mouths. This trio is high tech....

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Who’s Your Little Barbarian?

Written By Sherwood Kohn I guess you know this, so it shouldn’t come as a shock: Some people think body decoration – primarily tattooing and body piercing (see story page 68) – is barbaric. There are many arguments...

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An Epidemic of Greed

Written By Sherwood Kohn According to the statistics (see story, Page 30), the full effects of the subprime lending crisis have either (1) not been felt in Carroll County, or (2) been slow in hitting the local real estate,...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
16
Thu
all-day Business Employment Resource Cen... @ Carroll County Business Employment Resource Center
Business Employment Resource Cen... @ Carroll County Business Employment Resource Center
Jan 16 – Dec 31 all-day
Business Employment Resource Center Information Sessions provide details about services available to help match job openings and job seekers. Just spend 30 minutes with us and learn how BERC can support your career development and[...]
Sep
24
Thu
6:00 pm Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Festival Hours: 6pm to 10pm. Enjoy the Fun Run, Parade, and Rides. Plus enjoy Kid’s Zone, Bingo, Dime Pitch, Build-a-Scarecrow, Kiwanis Beer Garden and delicious food from vendors inside the park!
Sep
25
Fri
5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.
6:00 pm Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Corn Maze starts Friday, September 11th and runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 1st. Volunteer Service Learning Opportunities. Friday – 6-10pm; Saturday – 2-10pm; Sunday – 12-6pm Cash Only: age 4 and[...]
6:00 pm Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Cancelled* Festival Hours: 6pm to 10pm. Enjoy Amusement Rides, Kid’s Zone, Bingo, Dime Pitch, Build-a-Scarecrow, Kiwanis Beer Garden and delicious food from vendors inside the park!