Carroll County

A celebration of peaches, cars, tractors, summer in Carroll

A few bees hovered around the Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ on Saturday, but they couldn’t be blamed for being tempted as Bob and Diane Dougherty ladled just-peeled-that-morning peaches on top of bowls of frosty vanilla ice cream. A rainy night finally turned into a peachy keen morning...

A celebration of peaches, cars, tractors, summer in Carroll

Westminster

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Free Westminster concert builds on 125 years worth of tradition

Free Westminster concert builds on 125 years worth of tradition

In the year since their last concert in Belle Grove Square, the Westminster Municipal Band has been marking 125 years in their community. On Aug. 26, the band will return to the hometown venue that they have frequented for more than 50 years for their end-of-summer concert in Belle Grove Square...

Hampstead/Finksburg

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Sykesville/Eldersburg

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  • Tunnel under Md. 32 in Sykesville to be renamed after former mayor

    Tunnel under Md. 32 in Sykesville to be renamed after former mayor

    The Town of Sykesville has decided to name the pedestrian tunnel under Md. 32 after the former mayor who got the economic development project at Warfield off the ground: Jonathan Herman. “We wanted to recognize [Herman’s] effort in some fashion,” said Sykesville’s current mayor, Ian Shaw, Monday...

  • Eldersburg National Night Out postponed

    Eldersburg National Night Out postponed

    The National Night Out event originally scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for Aug. 14. According to a post on the Sykesville official Facebook page, the event was postponed due to poor ground conditions. The Sykesville Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff's Office will have members...

  • Joseph Smith named National Association of Home Builders' remodeler of the month

    Joseph Smith named National Association of Home Builders' remodeler of the month

    Joseph Smith, of Owings Home Services in Eldersburg, was named the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers July Remodeler of the Month. He was selected for leadership in craftsmanship, customer service and community involvement and exemplifies the best in the remodeling industry. Smith...

  • Burchett receives general dentistry fellowship

    Burchett receives general dentistry fellowship

    Dr. Julia Burchett, dentist and owner of Freedom Dental Care in Eldersburg, was honored June 8 in New Orleans. She received her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, which only 3 percent of dentists nationally are able to achieve. The requirements to attain Fellowship include being a...

Manchester/Lineboro

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  • After rains swell Cascade Lake, pressuring dam, officials plan to release water downstream

    After rains swell Cascade Lake, pressuring dam, officials plan to release water downstream

    After heavy rains overnight Friday filled Cascade Lake to the brim by Saturday morning, Carroll County officials cautioned that an uncontrolled breach of the lake’s dam, and thus further flooding, was possible. However, because engineering crews were able to lower the water level significantly...

  • Robert and Barbara Rill

    Robert and Barbara Rill

    Robert and Barbara Rill, of Manchester, celebrated their 60th anniversary Feb. 1, 2018. They were treated to a celebration dinner Feb. 10 at Greenmount Station hosted by their children, followed by a surprise reception with extended family at the home of their son, Craig Rill. The couple was married...

  • Heather Jackson and Tim Wineke

    Heather Jackson and Tim Wineke

    Heather Jackson and Tim Wineke, both of Hampstead, are engaged to be married. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kirk and Diane Jackson, of Manchester. She is a 2009 graduate of North Carroll High School. She is employed at Carroll Hospital. The groom-to-be is the son of Randy and Sherry Wineke,...

  • Ashlee Fidler and Ryan Kontz

    Ashlee Fidler and Ryan Kontz

    Ashlee Fidler and Ryan Kontz, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, are engaged to be married. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ryan and Michelle Fidler, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, formerly of Manchester. She is a medical assistant with Carroll Occupational Health in Westminster. The groom-to-be is the son...

Mount Airy

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  • Mount Airy approves funding for town's first-ever special election

    Mount Airy approves funding for town's first-ever special election

    The Mount Airy mayor and Town Council on Monday, Aug. 6, voted unanimously in favor of ordinance 2018-7, which amends the town’s 2018-2019 budget to include money for the impending special election — Mount Airy’s first. The election is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the...

  • State to resurface part of Md. 27 near Mount Airy

    State to resurface part of Md. 27 near Mount Airy

    The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has hired a contractor to resurface a more than 2-mile stretch of Ridge Road adjacent to Mount Airy, leading to one-lane closures overnight. “What happens with asphalt and pavement in general is that it has about a 15- to 20-year...

  • New agents join Weichert Realtors

    Weichert Realtors group has welcomed new employess. Brad Maxwell has joined the team of agents at Weichert, Realtors New Colony, located at 108 E. Ridgeville Blvd. in Mount Airy. Bryan Kotsher, is now part of the group of agents at the Weichert, Realtors New Colony office, at 1438 Liberty Road...

  • Science Fair Night at St. James Nursery School

    Science Fair Night at St. James Nursery School

    More than 100 children and parents gathered April 18 at St. James' Nursery School, in Mount Airy, for Science Fair Night, during the Week of the Young Child. The staff of St. James, led by pre-K teacher Laura Horn, presented a variety of science experiences. Children were involved in building a...

Taneytown/West Carroll

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  • Taneytown police get 'NSYNC' for viral video challenge

    Taneytown police get 'NSYNC' for viral video challenge

    The people had spoken — then it was time for the police to sing. Or at least dance. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Taneytown Police Department released their entry into the viral police lip sync video challenge that has public safety personnel across the United States showing off their moves. The department...

  • Hann receives employee award at Taney Corporation

    Hann receives employee award at Taney Corporation

    Steve Hann was named the Employee of the 2nd Quarter for 2018, at the Taney Corporation, a wood stairway and rail manufacturer located in Taneytown. Hann started his career with Taney in 1986.

  • Local restaurant honored for wine selection

    The Smokehouse Restaurant, at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel, 30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, has been honored in Wine Spectator's 2018 Restaurant Awards, which highlight restaurants around the world that offer the best wine selections. The complete list of winners is featured in Wine Spectator's...

  • McLane joins NWSB Bank in Taneytown

    McLane joins NWSB Bank in Taneytown

    Tonya L. McLane has joined NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank, in the position of assistant vice president/commercial loan officer. In this role, she is responsible for building business customer relationships by providing commercial loans, deposit accounts, and other banking services to assist...

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