In Search of the Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie

Written By Cari Pierce THERE’S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A PIE. Choosing a favorite Thanksgiving pastry is surely a matter of taste — and for some, of tradition. Pumpkin pie is a likely preference. So, too, are pecan and apple....

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Going Grilling In Style

Written By Melinda Tennison Whether your ideal backyard barbecue has an international flair, traditional fare, or lighter offerings, you are sure to find this year’s sizzling outdoor ideas a delicious recipe for success. Just...

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The Sweetness of the Farmers’ Market

Written By Linda Morton Sunny skies and farmers’ markets are synonymous in places like Carroll County. Rolling hills to the north, south, east or west lead you to places where you can fill up your tote bags with the sweet smell...

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The Buttersburg Inn: Warm Ambiance and Comfort Food

Written By Jane Frutchey Annual trips to Vermont’s bed and breakfasts spurred Frank Tunzi and Jim Rowe’s interest in owning and operating The Buttersburg Inn, located in Union Bridge. By spring 2002, their dream became reality...

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Marina Cuisina Cafe

Written By Cari Pierce Marina Cuisina Cafe Found: A Captain’s Table in Eldersburg Marina Cuisina” could translate as “a happy family that cooks together,” because that is what you will find in this hidden-away cafŽ in...

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The Taste of Amore: Liberatore’s Restaurant

Written By Patricia Bianca Saying that amorŽ is an Italian word for love is like comparing The Amazon to Piney Creek. AmorŽ is all-consuming passion, the stuff of classic novels, ageless songs and timeless poetry. The Italians...

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Three for Tea

Written By Anne Blue The annual whirlwind of activity often makes it hard to find peace during the holiday season. Many Carroll residents have found a civilized antidote to the chaotic rush of celebratory preparations: hot cups...

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Which Came First, the Chicken or the Cake?

Written By Sherwood Kohn Jane Sussman used to be in the egg business. Now she breaks them–lots of them. Maybe 14 dozen a week. Not that they go to waste. They all get mixed into the more than 80 cakes she bakes every week....

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The Sense Appeal of “Pork & Beans”

Written By Mary Spiro   Few aromas put you “down on the farm” faster than the smell of a smoking ham and fresh brewed pot of coffee. For 87 years, Hahn’s of Westminster have been purveyors of that country fresh ideal with...

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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[...]
Sep
24
Thu
6:00 pm Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Festival Hours: 6pm to 10pm. Enjoy the Fun Run, Parade, and Rides. Plus enjoy Kid’s Zone, Bingo, Dime Pitch, Build-a-Scarecrow, Kiwanis Beer Garden and delicious food from vendors inside the park!
Sep
25
Fri
5:30 pm Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.
6:00 pm Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Carroll County Ag Center Corn Maze @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Sep 25 @ 6:00 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[...]
6:00 pm Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Westminster Fallfest @ Westminster City Park
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Cancelled* Festival Hours: 6pm to 10pm. Enjoy Amusement Rides, Kid’s Zone, Bingo, Dime Pitch, Build-a-Scarecrow, Kiwanis Beer Garden and delicious food from vendors inside the park!