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

  • Hospice needs volunteers to aid the terminally ill

    IN TIMES of need, Carroll County residents tend to reach out, to be there, to care. At Carroll Hospice the concern is obvious. When a loved one is dying, the burden can be overwhelming. That is when hospice volunteers reach out with caring hands, warm words and a wealth of resources to share. L...

  • Treats from Maple Sugarin' Festival will sweeten sour days of winter

    AFTER ALL the snow and ice, wind and cold, it's nice to know one sweet sign of spring is on the way. The Maple Sugarin' Festival is scheduled at Hashawha Environmental Center and Bear Branch Nature Center on March 3. The day will feature maple sugar demonstrations, taste-testing, country crafts,...

  • From ambassador to author, students' skills garner honors

    THREE CHEERS for the youth of Carroll County. Here in the Central region, I have been getting great reports about our children and their achievements. From Charles Carroll Elementary School comes news that third-grade student Emily Oliver has become a published author. This student in Linda Yingling's...

  • 4-H club makes pizzas to raise money to help pay for girl's treatment after brain aneurysm

    A SMALL group of volunteers from the Carroll County 4-H Rabbit Club gathered at the Carroll County Agricultural Center on Thursday evening to make pizzas. That might not seem like an important event, but this was no ordinary pizza-making party. It was a fund-raiser for fellow 4-H member Heidi Meek...

  • Westminster resident is named state police Explorer of the Year

    Last week I reported on the need the Carroll County Choral Arts Society has for new vocalists to perform in a May 7 concert, Mozart's "Requiem." The concert will be held at Westminster United Methodist Church. I requested that interested people contact Patricia Rouzer, but her phone number was incorrectly...

  • A painter shares his love of art with children a principal wins big on 'Jeopardy' game show

    LAST WEEK, Charles Carroll Elementary art teacher Mary Mark Munday invited landscape artist John Hostalka to the school to conduct a watercolor workshop for her fifth-grade classes and got an enthusiastic student response and some very fine watercolor art. Mr. Hostalka was born in Germany, but moved...

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