Eldersburg resident cutting it close before leaving for Africa

Eldersburg resident cutting it close before leaving for Africa

Weeks before she is set to go to Africa with the Peace Corps, Paige Walters, 22, of Eldersburg, decided to cut her long, curly brown hair.

Impenetrably packaged and playing hard to get [For Better or Worse]

Impenetrably packaged and playing hard to get [For Better or Worse]

Retail packaging is getting out of hand. I'll bet it's easier to break into Fort Knox — or out of Shawshank — than it is to get into most products these days.

Dulaney boys cross country captures second straight Barnhart Invitational

Dulaney boys cross country captures second straight Barnhart Invitational

Two runners who have never won an invitational cross country meet race captured individual championships at the 32nd annual Richard Barnhart Invitational held at Dulaney High on Saturday morning.

Sykesville artist forms painting club to connect people, inspire creativity

Sykesville artist forms painting club to connect people, inspire creativity

A local art teacher is hoping to inspire, and perhaps reawaken, artists in the South Carroll area with the creation of the Sykesville Painting Club.

Flight of the honeybee keeps Howard enthusiasts buzzing

Flight of the honeybee keeps Howard enthusiasts buzzing

When the call came in that tens of thousands of honeybees had swarmed the cab of a tractor-trailer at the I-95 rest area in North Laurel, Jason Ellis was there in a flash.

Garden bounty snuffed by a kiss-of-death thumb [Column]

Garden bounty snuffed by a kiss-of-death thumb [Column]

By now I should be offering people bumper crops of homegrown vegetables. Sadly, my success with outdoor plants is no better than my aptitude with houseplants. Basically, if it's green, I will kill it....

Local gymnasts performing with AcroArmy on 'America's Got Talent'

Local gymnasts performing with AcroArmy on 'America's Got Talent'

Three local gymnasts who trained at a Columbia-based gymnastics studio are members of the group, AcroArmy, scheduled to perform Tuesday evening on the NBC television show, “America’s Got...

Experience worth the effort for volunteers at annual Maryland Wine Festival

Experience worth the effort for volunteers at annual Maryland Wine Festival

This September will mark 22 years that Pat Bussard has been working the gates at the annual Maryland Wine Festival.

Carroll parents discuss sending children to military academies

Carroll parents discuss sending children to military academies

When Rene Sykes envisioned her two daughters going off to college, she didn't imagine them in basic training, getting room inspections and parachuting out of airplanes at half-time for shows across...

Fading light brings shore life at Piney Run into focus

Fading light brings shore life at Piney Run into focus

It's practically a perfect evening for a Saturday sunset tour by kayak of Piney Run Reservoir, a 300-acre lake in Sykesville, just south of Liberty Road.

Violations of school bus stop law in Carroll decrease slightly

Violations of school bus stop law in Carroll decrease slightly

While drivers continue to ignore the stop arms on school buses at an alarming rate in the state, those in Carroll County are getting slightly better, according to a Maryland State Department of...

A tradition of Greek restaurants in Carroll County [Eagle Archive]

A tradition of Greek restaurants in Carroll County [Eagle Archive]

When Westminster was first laid out by William Winchester in 1764, it was located on one of the three main routes west in what we now know as Carroll County. Today these routes are known as Route 30,...

New security measures balance keeping schools welcoming and safe

New security measures balance keeping schools welcoming and safe

Going to visit your child at school this year?

Newcomers add to flavor of Restaurant Week in Carroll County

Newcomers add to flavor of Restaurant Week in Carroll County

Diane Hale was mulling what to do to attract attention to her winery, Galloping Goose, in Hampstead, when she started thinking about Carroll County's annual Restaurant Week promotion.

Carroll County bands getting warmed up for fall season

Carroll County bands getting warmed up for fall season

August means one thing for many teens around the county.

Oil from wormseed plants a cash crop for Carroll County farmers [Eagle Archive]

Oil from wormseed plants a cash crop for Carroll County farmers [Eagle Archive]

This Tuesday's topic for the monthly Box Lunch Talk presented by the Historical Society of Carroll County will be the history of the production of wormseed in Carroll County.

Customer service for new cellphone is never a direct line [For Better or Worse]

Customer service for new cellphone is never a direct line [For Better or Worse]

Originally, mobile phones were the size, shape and heft of your average brick. People would walk down the street yelling, "Guess where I'm calling from!" into the mouthpiece.

Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes

Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes

On a beautiful sunny evening, approximately 20 kids wearing bathing suits and swimming caps tear into Lake Linganore, swim feverishly and then bound out of the water.

Mini Cow Tri Club Youth Triathalon Team [Pictures]

Mini Cow Tri Club Youth Triathalon Team [Pictures]

Pictures of the Mini Cow Tri Club as they practice at Lake Linganore on Tuesday, July 29, preparing for the Youth Nationals in Ohio.

Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city's history [Column]

Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city's history [Column]

On Aug. 14, the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County agent for home horticulture, Steve Allgeier, will again conduct a walking tour of Westminster trees.

Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year's 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it...


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