The Arcane Art of Coping With the Holidays

Written By Cathy Drinkwater Better Preparing for the holidays is an art. And like any art, it takes time to master. Give Doug and me another 20 or 30 yearsÉwe’ll get it right. Between us, we have 22 immediate family members for...

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At Least 22 Ways to Spice Up the Holiday Season

Written By Cari Pierce At this time of year, most of us find ourselves hurrying to complete familiar errands and participating in necessary, often routine, activities. We plan, decorate, shop, host, wrap and visit. In the midst...

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Does Winter Give You the Blahs?

Written by Mary Spiro You might think that short days, gray skies and chilly temperatures would make days at the beach a distant memory, and going down to the shore in the dead of winter might seem a little flaky. The truth is,...

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The Year’s Distinguished Carroll Countians

Meet Carroll Magazine’s distinguished Carroll Countians for 2005. We selected them on the basis of their ongoing commitment to our community and their tireless efforts to make Carroll a better place in which to live, work...

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County’s Nonprofits Get a Big, New Holiday Gift

Written By Patricia Rouzer This year Carroll County’s nonprofit community is getting a very special holiday gift, and, boy, is it a whopper. Around New Year’s, some 20 Carroll nonprofits will move into a brand new multi-story...

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Portrait of a Complex Matriarch

Written By Cari Pierce Many adults of retirement age are exploring the world through travel and relishing time spent with family, perhaps with grandchildren. Not Dr. Faye Pappalardo. Instead of looking toward retirement, she’s...

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Starting Christmas Shopping Early

Written By Linda Morton Although the Christmas shopping season seems to begin earlier each year, Carroll County benevolent organizations have compelling reasons to start holiday plans in October and November. Their kind of...

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Autumn’s Ambiguity

Written By Sherwood Kohn The cool, clear air of autumn has for some time now evoked mixed emotions. In the days before 9/11 and Katrina, one looked up at the dry, blue sky, smelled the coming fall breezes, and felt a sense of...

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