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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

  • Talented group of 4-H children hopes next act is finding leader

    A GROUP OF 13 children, ages 8 to 15, gathered at Pleasant Valley Fire Department on Tuesday to perform at the Carroll County Agricultural Board banquet. The program by Carroll County 4-H Performing Arts Club included song and dance, a flute solo and poetry reading. The audience laughed when Rachel...

  • Westminster group's carnival to raise funds for Dutterer's Park

    DID YOU feel that warm breeze? It brushed across my face like a whisper, like a promise of good weather. Then it was gone. Weather like that reminds me of summer, and summer reminds me of carnivals. But we don't have to wait until summer to find a carnival. Westminster Junior Chamber of Commerce...

  • Bishop will speak at luncheon at local United Methodist church

    ON SUNDAY, Westminster United Methodist Church will be honored with the presence of the Rev. Felton Edwin May, bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, who will speak at the annual "Two Bits a Dip" luncheon. May, who leads a 222,000-member conference, will offer...

  • Antique shop's display offers prayer for troops far from home

    SILVER IMAGE Antique Shop stands by the traffic light at Washington Road and East Main Street in Westminster. The building, an old home, has a large picture window in the front, which serves as a display case for the antique shop. A pine tree, surrounded by snow and covered with yellow ribbons,...

  • Wakefield Valley Pony Club travels to Horse World Expo

    ON JAN. 12, 10 members of Wakefield Valley Pony Club took a field trip to Horse World Expo. The expo, the first event of its kind in Maryland, offered goods for horse enthusiasts, with more than 100 vendors participating. Seminars, demonstrations, breed profiles, and training exhibitions ran at...

  • Girl honored for raising money for victims of Oklahoma bombing

    WESTMINSTER High School junior Shilah Carrel has never lived in Oklahoma, but it feels like home to her. Her parents grew up there, and Shilah has visited many times, creating a strong bond with her Oklahoma heritage. So the morning of April 19, 1995, Shilah sat glued to her television set watching...

  • Famous Billiards offers place for youths to dance, play pool

    ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, 117 youths, ages 12 to 16, gathered in Westminster to dance and party. Does the thought of 117 youngsters together in one spot make you nervous? It doesn't have to. They are in good hands at Famous Billiards, home of an under-21 dance club in Carroll County. Located on Route 27,...

  • Westminster woman with MS honored for her volunteer work

    IN 1989, at age 39, Westminster resident Donna Goonan was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She had exhibited the symptoms for some time, but no one could tell her that the numbness and tingling in her arms and legs were multiple sclerosis. "They just didn't know," she said. When she began to fall...

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