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 changes that we noticed were obvious.

Box stores, masses of large homes and even the number of restaurants that were being built. It dawned on us that the County’s demography was changing. Whether we like it or not, the population is increasing and the services necessary to sustain the population were becoming more complex.

It was time to provide a publication that will assist the residents with knowledge of the “goings on” in the area.

Apparently, publications like this have been tried and failed. We think that we have something here and intend to broaden our circulation in the coming months. This first issue includes touching subjects, such as Home for the Holidays, personal topics such as the short on Dr. Robert Wack and even timely content like the controversy over the expansion of Route 140.

In the coming months, we will be picking and choosing our stories to get down to the nitty gritty of what’s going on in the county. We are not a daily newspaper, nor are we a weekly. Our subjects are intended to provide the readers with interesting, entertaining reading. It’s Carroll’s magazine, not Baltimore’s, or Frederick’s.

We would like to thank the advertisers who put faith in us for this first issue. The confidence that they have shown us is overwhelming. We would also like to thank Jo Jennings for her tireless work of promoting and selling the magazine around the county. She has been a driving force. Thanks should also go out to my Dad who couldn’t stand the thought of seeing his sons produce a magazine without making sure they did it right. The staff at Kohn Creative should be commended on design of this publication. Probably about 90% of the ads in this book were designed by the artists at Kohn. We could go on and on with the thank yous.

We are looking forward to producing a high quality, full color magazine to support your interests. If you have an idea or would like to see something in Carroll Magazine, please feel free to contact us at the following address: info@carrollmagazine.com.

As we grow, we will be adding a website so that you may subscribe to Carroll Magazine and keep in contact with us.

Carroll County is our home, and we intend to keep it that way.

Keep the stories coming..

Josh & Matt Kohn, publishers