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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

  • Zach Bair wins poster contest held by Carroll forestry board

    LAST WEEK in this column I reported on the winner of the Carroll County Forestry Board's annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The winning class was Penny Segessenman's third-grade class at Charles Carroll Elementary. What I didn't know last week is that the winning poster was not designed by the whole...

  • Charles Carroll students win poster contest

    THE THIRD-GRADE class of Penny Segessenman at Charles Carroll Elementary School in Silver Run was recognized recently as the winner of the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by the Carroll County Forestry Board. Each student in the class received a T-shirt with the winning poster reproduced...

  • Club to hold flea market, auto show

    ON MAY 11, the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) Boosters' Club is sponsoring a flea market, arts and crafts show with antique cars and trucks and a street rod show at Carroll County Career and Technology Center. The program is a fund-raiser to support the center and students participating...

  • 4-H therapeutic riding program kicks off spring season a day late with full session

    IT'S hard to believe, but rain and that awful S word, (snow) were responsible for many closings Tuesday evening. One of the canceled programs was the first day of the spring session of Carroll County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program. The program, held in the spring and fall at the Agricultural Center...

  • Westminster geography bee winner has eye on next year's competitions

    DO YOU KNOW what level of the atmosphere holds all life? Eleven-year-old Matthew Van Fossen knows the answer: troposphere. He answered this and many more geography questions in a recent test at William Winchester Elementary School in Westminster. Matthew speaks with maturity, his brown eyes sincere...

  • Youths win Optimist Club of Westminster's oratorical contest

    MARCH IS the month that Optimist Clubs across the nation stage their oratorical contests, and the Optimist Club of Westminster was no exception, holding its annual dinner and contest March 19 at American Legion Post 31 in Westminster. Male and female contestants competed in separate contests. This...

  • Annual awards banquet honors organization, members new Miss 4-H and Mr. 4-H are named

    THE ANNUAL 4-H Volunteer and Youth Awards Banquet was March 17 at Martin's in Westminster. More than 360 people turned out to honor 4-H, an organization with 1,200 youth members in Carroll County. With more than 700 volunteers and 50 clubs, 4-H is one of the largest youth organizations in the county....

  • Two churches unite to sponsor Country Gospel Music Show

    ON MARCH 31, Bethesda and Zion United Methodist churches will sponsor the 18th annual Country Gospel Music Show, featuring gospel talent from Nashville, Tenn. The show will be held at the Westminster High School auditorium. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. will give the public two opportunities to...

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