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Michel Elben

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Michel Elben is the agriculture/general assignment reporter for the Carroll County Times. Prior to the Times, Michel was a reporter for American Farm Publications. She is a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Communication Arts.

Recent Articles

  • Sykesville woman teaches sign language to community using social media

    Sykesville woman teaches sign language to community using social media

    With more than 950 likes, Ivy Brach has established quite a following on social media. Brach posts one sign in American Sign Language per day to her Facebook page, “Sign Lively With Ivy.” She also has a YouTube page under the same name. “I wanted to teach people sign language because people were...

  • Better smoke alarms required in new year

    Better smoke alarms required in new year

    By New Year’s Day on Monday, Harford County residents should have replaced their battery-operated smoke detectors with devices that have sealed-in, long-lasting batteries, in accordance with a state law enacted several years ago. “The old-style smoke alarms will eventually be no longer sold,” Rich...

  • Arundel flower grower hopes new Maryland website helps business bloom

    Arundel flower grower hopes new Maryland website helps business bloom

    David and Lina Brunton have been busy in recent days preparing flower beds, gathering tulips and daffodils, and planting seeds at Right Field Farm, their 13-acre operation in Millersville. The Bruntons have been running the flower farm for two years — with help from their four children — and are...

  • Local flower growers to benefit from new website

    Local flower growers to benefit from new website

    Dilly Dally Garden owner Diane Lutz, of Sykesville, has just tilled up 2,000 square feet of land for her first flower beds. She plans to grow a variety of annuals, herbs and some perennials. The Howard County nursery is one of 26 growers featured on the new Maryland Grown Flowers website, www.marylandgrownflowers.com...

  • Two Washington County horses rescued by Days End Farm

    Two Washington County horses rescued by Days End Farm

    WOODBINE — Veterinarian Peter O'Halloran and farrier Kenny Romjue carefully maneuvered Quest, an 18-year-old stallion, as they took X-rays of his overgrown hooves Monday afternoon at the Days End Farm Horse Rescue. "I've never seen feet that long. It may take us a year to get his feet back in decent...

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