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

  • Former Robert Moton students hold scholarship event Friday

    THE FORMER Students of Robert Moton School, a Westminster-based group, will hold its annual Scholarship Dinner / Dance at Martin's in Westminster on Friday. Organizers expect at least 300 people, all former students of the old Robert Moton School, which closed in 1965. It's a chance to remember...

  • Families of members build jumps to help pony club save, raise funds

    WAKEFIELD VALLEY Pony Club families saved the club more than $2,000 recently by building jumps. "The jumps will be used for fund-raisers for the club. Comparing what we spent to what these jumps would cost if we bought them, we saved several thousand dollars," said Kathy Schmitt, district commissioner...

  • 4 Carroll students perform with national chorus

    FOUR CARROLL students, members of Carroll Children's Chorus, had the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this month when they sang at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of the National Children's Chorus. Jocelyn Petit de Mange, Cora Lea Quinn, Jocelyn Anderson and LeNaya Crandall, all of whom auditioned...

  • Small Lions Club is big on fund raising for charity

    SILVER RUN/Union Mills Lions Club has just 25 members, and according to John Hopkins, club president, "Most of the members are retired." Yet this tiny club raised $9,800 for charity during the past year through its annual fall festival, golf tournament, raffles for hams and shopping sprees, bake...

  • Country Gospel Music Concert back for 19th year

    THIS IS THE 19th year that Zion United Methodist Church of Shipley and Bethesda United Methodist Church have brought some of the best gospel music around to Carroll County. The annual Country Gospel Music Concert will be held at 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Sunday at Westminster High School. Performing...

  • Prom Fair offers used gowns at reasonable prices

    WESTMINSTER High School Class of '97 Parent Boosters is gearing up for its annual Prom Fair on March 23. The fair features once-worn prom dresses for sale at reasonable prices, along with prom products and services from area businesses. Girls with prom dresses they want to sell can take them to the...

  • Westminster High School play features adventure, comedy

    WHAT HAPPENS when the richest kid in town is kidnapped by a backward band of desperadoes, and no one wants to pay the ransom to get the rotten kid back? The answer may surprise you, but you won't hear it from me. You'll have to see the play, "The Ransom of Emily Jane," which opens at 7 p.m. Friday...

  • Charles Carroll pupils, teachers celebrate spirit with fun attire

    SOMETHING WACKY was afoot at Charles Carroll Elementary School last week. Students filed into the school from their buses, teachers waited to teach classes everything seemed OK at first glance. But, upon closer inspection, everyone was dressed with their clothing backward, and inside out. Wednesday...

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