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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

  • Moton fifth-graders working to convert pond to wetlands

    FIFTH-GRADE teacher Bruce Whalen sat on the loading dock of Robert Moton Elementary School and watched Canada geese fly into the pond at Carroll Community College. Watching the geese, Whalen said he thought, "Wow! That pond has been there for years and no one has ever done anything with it." He...

  • For graduating seniors, a stop at the crossroads of past, future

    THIS IS IT -- the last week of school for Carroll County TC students. Children and parents breathe a collective sigh of relief. The school year is over, but what will summer bring? For graduating seniors, the emotional mix must be bittersweet. I remember the feeling of trepidation and the exhilaration...

  • Community works to bring neighbor home from hospital

    WHEN THEIR only child was in kindergarten, Russell and Nancy Boone learned from an alert teacher that something was not quite right with their son, Russell. Tests revealed that R. J., as he is known to friends and family, had Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, the most common form of muscular dystrophy,...

  • Students' work honored with Knott scholarships

    WITH THE END of the school year comes a plethora of scholarship announcements. Many Carroll students have earned scholarships for the next academic year. At St. John School, three eighth-graders, Greg Cavanaugh, Maureen Hattrup and Jennifer Sikorski, have been awarded the Marion Burk Knott Academic...

  • Clydesdales to visit Carroll County Farm Museum

    ARE YOU LOOKING for something to take away the Monday blahs? A wise man once said, "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man," so maybe a horse would do the trick. If you think it might, visit Carroll County Farm Museum at 4 p.m. today to see the world-famous Clydesdale team. The Clydesdales...

  • Farm museum seeks participants for Antique and Collectible Show

    THE CARROLL County Farm Museum's Antique and Collectible Show, scheduled for June 1, will offer visitors a chance to step back in time. The authentic turn-of-the-century motif of the museum, coupled with the antiques show, will make visitors feel they have entered another era. Vendors are being accepted...

  • FLOWER MART, ANTIQUE SHOW SCHEDULED AT HOMESTEAD

    EACH YEAR, Union Mills Homestead holds its Flower Mart and Antique Show. But this year the celebration will be expanded because this is the year of the Homestead's 200th anniversary. "We have added some extra features to help us celebrate," said Esther Shriver, director of Union Mills Homestead...

  • COMMUNITY BUILDS PLAYGROUND FOR FRIENDSHIP VALLEY SCHOOL

    PARENT VOLUNTEERS and community members got together to build a playground for Friendship Valley Elementary School on Friday and Saturday. The school's PTO raised $5,595 for the project with the "Schools Now" program, sponsored by WMAR-TV (Channel 2) and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Scott Erickson....

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