Lois Szymanski

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Lois Szymanski has been a correspondent for the Carroll County Times for over 20 years. She is also the author of 27 books for children including novels and picture books. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and their dog Ryley and cat, K.C.

Recent Articles

  • Cornucopia of festivals to attend this autumn

    CRISP BREEZES ushered in the FallFest parade in downtown Westminster on Thursday evening. Streets were blocked and crowds huddled in blankets in front of Carroll County Public Library and along Main Street. With red-tipped noses and neighborly smiles, folks greeted each other and shared in autumn's...

  • Youths write about responsibility and affection for pets in essays

    IT IS SO important to take good care of our pets. It is a commitment I feel strongly about, and, apparently, quite a few Carroll County youngsters share my feelings. The youngsters expressed themselves well in essays they wrote for the "What My Pet Means To Me" contest, sponsored by the Humane Society...

  • Parade through Westminster to kick off four days of Fallfest

    THE ARRIVAL of autumn will be followed closely by Westminster's annual Fallfest, which is scheduled for Sept. 25-28. The popular weekend family event begins with a parade at 7 p.m. on that Thursday. The parade will start near Western Maryland College and continue along Main Street past the library...

  • Choral Arts Society is seeking new members

    THE CHORAL ARTS Society of Carroll County began its 20th season this month. "We're trying to get people who drifted away [to return], and new members," said Pat Rouzer, board member and past president. "We will be rehearsing every Sunday at 3 p.m. at Westminster United Methodist Church. We need...

  • Delirious Tremor releases first CD

    HE WORKS AT Coffey Music in Westminster and has taught music in Carroll County for seven years. Tim Jenkins' most exciting musical venture, however, is about to occur soon with the release of his first compact disk. He recorded the album with two friends. The three make up Delirious Tremor, a nontraditional...

  • Variety of crafts represented on planned tour of area studios

    ON SEPT. 6 and 7, Carroll County Crafts Guild will sponsor a studio tour, offering an opportunity for folks to meet with local crafts people and to see many of them at work. The tour will begin at Whye Clay Works in Finksburg, where visitors can meet Terry Whye and see her unusual birdbaths, garden...

  • Deer Park United Methodist plans fried chicken, ham dinner

    AS SUMMER winds down, churches are gearing up to celebrate the end of the season with picnics, peach festivals and membership gatherings. Churches are taking time to appreciate folks in the community and bring them together. Deer Park United Methodist Church will have a fried chicken and ham dinner...

  • Peach is celebrated at old-time church festival

    WE ALL love fresh, juicy peaches this time of the year. What's better than sliced peaches on top of vanilla ice cream or a thick slice of peach pie? How about an old-fashioned festival to celebrate peaches? Krider's United Church of Christ will hold its annual peach festival, a fund-raiser that begins...

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