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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What Happened to Diction?

Written By Sherwood Kohn The other night, Monna and I were watching late night television, and at the end of the show — it could have been Leno, Letterman or Saturday Night Live — a rock band came on. It was called...

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A New Year’s Resolution

As we enter the New Year, Carroll Magazine will have been publishing for three years. One would imagine, after 18 issues, that we would have exhausted the subject, that is, Carroll County. Not so. In fact, the more we dig into...

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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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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[...]
Oct
31
Sat
2:00 pm Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Oct 31 @ 2:00 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[...]
Nov
1
Sun
12:00 pm Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 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[...]
Nov
6
Fri
9:00 am Christmas in the Country Bazaar @ Oakland U.M. Church Hall
Christmas in the Country Bazaar @ Oakland U.M. Church Hall
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Enjoy the following: Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts, Soups & Sandwiches and delicious desserts!
5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.