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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.

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  • Lions' District 22-W governor presents president's program

    SILVER RUN/Union Mills Lions Club had a special guest at its Oct. 10 meeting in Silver Run. Robert Miller, governor for Lions' District 22-W, was on hand to present the international president's program for the year and to share his goals -- including increased membership -- for the district, which...

  • Silver Run teen to compete in Columbus, Ohio, tournament

    FOR SILVER RUN resident Renata Ramonda, horsing around has paid off big. Fourteen-year-old Renata, who has been showing horses since she was very young, has won the opportunity to attend two national events because of her talent. On Wednesday, Renata will leave for Columbus, Ohio, where she will...

  • Westminster man is candidate for Maryland service award

    ON NOV. 6, Westminster resident Richard Duvall will attend a ceremony at St. John's College in Annapolis to see whether he is Maryland's Most Beautiful Person. Duvall was named Carroll County's Most Beautiful Person in a ceremony Sept. 11 at Bear Branch Nature Center. The contest honors people for...

  • Old-fashioned breakfast at park to feature morning favorites

    HOW OFTEN THESE days do you get an opportunity to sit down and enjoy an old-fashioned, home-cooked breakfast, the kind of meal that features all of your morning favorites? You are invited to join Silver Run/Union Mills Lions Club Fall Festival onSaturday and Sunday at Union Mills Homestead Park....

  • Westminster festival to feature autumn activities for families

    I CAUGHT a hint of briskness in the early morning air this week. Autumn might be camouflaged in rain showers and spurts of sunshine, but it's coming nevertheless. That means colored leaves, spice-scented air and crisp apples, pumpkins the size of bushel baskets and late night bonfires. This is the...

  • Local talents will shine in annual September Song fund-raiser

    THE CAST AND crew of September Song, a benefit show produced each year during the last two weeks of September, have gained a reputation as one of the finest community theater groups in the area. This month, the volunteer troupe will present the musical "Mame" in the Westminster High School auditorium,...

  • Honey harvest to be celebrated at Hashawha

    FUN, HONEY-RELATED FOODS and the opportunity to study bees in the wild can be found Sunday at the annual Honey Harvest Festival at the Hashawha Environmental Center outside Westminster. The event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., will feature hayrides for children, an auction and country crafts....

  • Steam and Gas Roundup offers look at antique farm machinery

    ONCE A YEAR the Mason-Dixon Historical Society Inc. offers young and old a chance to learn about our past with its Steam and Gas Roundup, an event that showcases antique farm equipment and machinery. Have your children ever seen a horse pull a plow? At the Roundup, held at the Carroll County Farm...

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