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One million meal effort: Willet band, partners have overseen packaging efforts for disaster, hunger relief worldwide
One million meal effort: Willet band, partners have overseen packaging efforts for disaster, hunger relief worldwide
Early Sunday evening, while many folks were relaxing after watching the Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns, more than 450 people replaced their purple helmets with red hairnets, rolled up their sleeves and went to work at packaging 70,000 meals as part of Willet’s One Million Meal Celebration at...
Fire injures firefighter, damages three buildings in Westminster
Fire injures firefighter, damages three buildings in Westminster
A firefighter was injured and three buildings damaged due to a garage fire in Westminster on Saturday. Multiple calls for a garage fire were received at 4:17 p.m., with initial units from the Westminster fire company arriving on scene by 4:21 p.m., according to Public Information Officer Kevin...
Sykesville Art & Wine Festival celebrates its seventh year
Sykesville Art & Wine Festival celebrates its seventh year
Mother Nature smiled on Sunday and provided a beautiful day for folks to take over Sykesville's downtown and have a party. One of the many sure signs that spring has arrived in Carroll County are the sights, sounds and excitement of the annual Sykesville Fine Art & Wine Festival. This was the seventh...
Westminster Council President Suzanne Albert will be greatly missed after her retirement
Westminster Council President Suzanne Albert will be greatly missed after her retirement
Kevin Dayhoff
For the first time in more than 20 years there will be one name conspicuously absent from the ballot this coming Tuesday, May 9, when Westminster voters head to the polls to vote for mayor and two seats on the Common Council. Not included in the list of candidates is Councilwoman Suzanne P. Albert,...
Brethren Service Center in New Windsor holds closing worship service
Brethren Service Center in New Windsor holds closing worship service
Since 1944 the historic New Windsor facility has touched millions of lives all over the world
Warm weather, sunshine greeted runners at 36th annual Westminster Main Street Mile
Warm weather, sunshine greeted runners at 36th annual Westminster Main Street Mile
At 85 years old, runner Yvonne Aasen came across the finish line in the first of two race heats of the Westminster Main Street Mile on Wednesday evening to the wild applause and cheers of the hundreds who had crowded Main Street. Aasen seemed unfazed as she took deep breaths, looked up and simply...
Firefighters respond to house fire in Westminster
Firefighters respond to house fire in Westminster
Carroll County firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Western Chapel Road in Westminster. According to Westminster Volunteer Fire Company Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff, a call was received at about 10:30 a.m. for a house fire at a single family split-level home....
7 drug overdoses reported Friday morning
7 drug overdoses reported Friday morning
Health Department issues alert; Sheriff's Office investigating possible tie to bad batch of heroin
Westminster man charged after car collides with ambulance at crash scene
Westminster man charged after car collides with ambulance at crash scene
A Westminster man has been charged in a reported hit-and-run incident after he allegedly drove through a crash scene on Md. 140 on Friday, striking an ambulance, then drove away. Gregory M. Jones, 68, of the 1700 block of Peppermint Lane, is charged with failure to stop after a crash involving...
Firefighters respond to early morning house fire in Westminster
Firefighters respond to early morning house fire in Westminster
About 30 firefighters from responded to a house fire in the 600 block of Barnes Ave. in Westminster early Thursday morning June 16. Units from Westminster, Gamber, Reese, Winfield, Pleasant Valley and New Windsor fire companies responed according to Kevin Dayhoff, public information officer for...
Dayhoff: Wakefield Valley Trail network takes another step forward
Work will take a step forward this spring on completing another phase of an extensive walking and biking trail that is being built around and throughout the City of Westminster and central Carroll County.Roads, trails and transportation issues in Carroll County have been a contentious issue since...
Westminster native Stewart Zendgraft, witness to history, has died at the age of 97 [Eagle Archives]
Joseph "Buck" Stewart Zendgraft, a World War II veteran, local historian and community leader has died at the age of 97.Zendgraft was a widely known citizen and highly esteemed Westminster institution. He died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Lorien of Taneytown. A Westminster native, he was born Sept....
Police believe owner of JeannieBird bakery killed in Md. 27 crash
Police believe owner of JeannieBird bakery killed in Md. 27 crash
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Collision closed road for nearly 10 hours
Remembering the romance of the rails in Westminster [Eagle Archives]
Remembering the romance of the rails in Westminster [Eagle Archives]
On Dec. 26, 1896, an article in the local newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, carried a lead article on the new train station that had opened in downtown Westminster near the intersection of the railroad tracks and Main Street. Sadly, for reasons that no one today seems to fully comprehend, the...
Science halls at McDaniel closed after chemical spill
Science halls at McDaniel closed after chemical spill
Two science halls at McDaniel College in Westminster will remained closed as a precaution until Monday, following a minor chemical spill Thursday morning. No one was injured and the spill posed no danger to the public, according to college and Westminster fire company officials. The chemical, No....
There could be more than smoke in Carroll's Cuban connection [Eagle Archives]
The Dec. 30, 1899 issue of the Westminster American Sentinel newspaper carried a community report from the Manchester correspondent about the Christmas season. According to research for the Historical Society of Carroll County by Jay Graybeal, the paper reported, "Our cigar factories, the chief...
Historical society's meeting offers visitors a step back in time
Historical society's meeting offers visitors a step back in time
The history of Westminster and Carroll County is much more than buildings, signs and spaces and empty, memorized, meaningless dates without a human context. Carroll County has been fortunate to have many native sons and daughters who made a great difference and contribution to our community. This...
Learn from past when deciding fate of old school buildings
Learn from past when deciding fate of old school buildings
If you think that our present day public discourse regarding the various education issues in Carroll County is interesting, researching the contentious history of education in Carroll County is even more so. On May 4, 1923, the Democratic Advocate ran an article about a political war of words that...
Westminster's long history of meeting demands for green space [Eagle Archives]
Westminster's long history of meeting demands for green space [Eagle Archives]
Debate and discussion over Westminster's role in providing citizens with parks and room for recreational opportunities has ebbed and flowed since the 1870s. A case in point was an editorial written more than 90 years ago in which the Democratic Advocate lamented about "Westminster and the Recreation...
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