Toward an Adequate Vocabulary

Written By Sherwood Kohn “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Baloney, unless you have the hide of a rhinoceros. Words matter. Why else does our society make lying illegal? Why does legend...

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Celebrating the 4th of July

Written By Sherwood Kohn On Independence Day, of all days, it seems to me, we ought to celebrate active participation; in society, in government, in life itself. From all indications, there is a spirit of apathy smothering our...

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Toward a New Civility

Written By Sherwood Kohn After the long winter’s dormancy, the arrival of spring and its accustomed reawakenings rekindle one’s kinder tendencies; a resurgence, if you will, of civility. And heaven knows, it is welcome. As if we...

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Out of the Air

Written By Sherwood Kohn Someone wrote me a note the other day, asking where we at Carroll Magazine get our ideas for stories. It was one of those questions that make you reexamine what you do and how you do it. To begin with,...

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Fear of Frying

Written By Sherwood Kohn It seems obvious that our country has a weight problem. From all accounts, we are in the grip of an obesity pandemic. As Patricia Rouzer reports in this issue, doctors are seeing more children who are...

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Renewed Dedication

Written By Sherwood Kohn We are one. That’s not unusual. Plenty of fledgling publications get to be one year old. The trick is to keep the contraption upright and going in the right direction. Last year at this time, like the...

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A Curmudgeonly Tribute to Father’s Day

Written By Sherwood Kohn Nobody but the department stores and various purveyors of greeting cards, gadgets and cheap cologne seems to take Father’s Day seriously, and least of all fathers themselves. Sure, everybody gets all...

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Editor’s Note

Written By Sherwood Kohn Gentle reader, you may have noticed that the publishers and I have the same last name. It is not a coincidence. It is a matter of sheer, unabashed nepotism. The publishers are my sons. Fate has a strange...

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Publisher’s Note

Written By Josh Kohn It was about a year ago to this month that we were driving down the road and noticing the vast changes that are occurring in Carroll County. Of course the changes have been happening for 15 years, but these...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
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all-day Business Employment Resource Cen... @ Carroll County Business Employment Resource Center
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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[...]
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10:00 am Ninth Biennial Faculty Exhibition @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, McDaniel College
Ninth Biennial Faculty Exhibition @ Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, McDaniel College
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm
This biennial exhibition of works by McDaniel Art and Art History faculty members encompasses a wide range of media, styles and subject matter, including paintings by professor Steven Pearson, chair of the art and art[...]
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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group... @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm
For adults. This month’s selection is All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani. Call 410.386.4488 for more information.
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3:30 pm Board Game Afternoon @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Board Game Afternoon @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm
For ages 11 – 17. Join us for an afternoon of board game fun! We will have a selection handy; if you have a favorite, consider bringing it from home and introducing it to your[...]
7:00 pm Zuzu African Acrobats at McDanie... @ Baker Memorial Chapel, McDaniel College
Zuzu African Acrobats at McDanie... @ Baker Memorial Chapel, McDaniel College
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
This five-person Kenyan acrobatic show, seen on “America’s Got Talent,” embodies the Bantu Culture of East Africa. The one-hour performance features fast pyramid building, limbo, chair balancing, comedy, fast skip rope, juggling and more –[...]

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