A Fish Named Lyndsey

Written By Patricia Rouzer On land, she is an ordinary teen; in the water she is a dolphin. Strawberry blonde, hazel-eyed Lyndsey Smith, 16, is sleek and swift in the pool. The bright, bubbly Westminster High School junior hopes...

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Looking for a Song or a Strad? Check the Web

Written By Mark Wisniewski Over the last decade, the Internet has become the single most important information retrieval tool for writers and researchers. The resource is no less valuable to musicians and students of music. Gone...

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Looking for a Summer Camp? Try One of These…

Written By Cari Pierce There’s so much more to camp than BUNKS, bug bites and BONFIRES. The youth camps and programs in Carroll County this summer are offering so many activities, diversions and LEARNING opportunities, your KIDS...

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Remembering the Holidays at Baldwin’s Station

Written By: Meryl Hellring As the last evidence of autumn falls away and gets raked into crunchy piles, thoughts turn to the holidays and all their inherent treats and traditions. And while many homeowners begin to ponder this...

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Blinging in the New Year

Written By Cari Pierce This year, forget about the little black dress. Forget about classic cherry red and hunter green decorations. Bling in the New Year by infusing color and sparkle into your look and the dŽcor of your home....

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How to Buy a Christmas Tree

Written By Cari Pierce Husband and kids? In the car and ready. Fleecy hats and gloves? Check. Warm boots? Roger. If you’re ticking through this list, it can only mean that it’s time to embark on the annual hunt for the perfect...

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The Highway vs. The Byway

Written By Anne Blue When Barry Boston bought a motel on Route 140 more than a decade ago, the former owner told him stories about sitting in his office overlooking the highway and watching only a few cars pass in a couple of...

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Gifting on the Right Side of the Brain

Written By Sandy Oxx The children are nestled all snug in their beds and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Legend says you should then be donning your kerchiefs and caps to settle down for that long winter’s...

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Resolved: An Artful Season

Written by Sandy Oxx “I’ll never eat chocolate again.” “This is my last puff on a cigarette.” “I’ll commit to at least four trips to the gym every week.” “I’ll only read non-fiction books.” Been there? Done that? Why not break...

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A Home for the Holidays

By Lisa Breslin Nestled on a quiet block in Westminster’s prestigious Wakefield Valley neighborhood is a new home that nods back to history. Needlepoint pillows, antique fixtures, custom cabinetry and deep crown molding pull the...

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