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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

  • Seven local studios open doors to show artisans' work Sept. 7-8

    WOULD YOU LIKE to spend a quiet day driving through the rolling hills of Carroll County, visiting the studios of crafts people? Seven Carroll County studios will reveal hidden treasures produced by 15 juried artisans during the annual Studio Tour, which takes place Sept. 7-8. The event is sponsored...

  • Finksburg circle dancers meet friends the old-fashioned way

    YEARS AGO, when towns were small and entertainment was scarce, folks gathered to square-dance in barns, churches, businesses or homes. It was a way of getting to know new neighbors, to celebrate plantings and harvests, and a way for young folks to meet others and court. Times have changed. Now, we...

  • 'Secret Garden' closes season for college's Theatre on the Hill

    THE LAST production of the 1996 season for Western Maryland College's Theatre on the Hill opened to audiences Aug. 2. According to Don Schumaker, public information officer for the college, "Ira Domser, producer, has told me that people have actually stopped him on the street to say that this is...

  • Petting farm lends a hand at 4-H fair

    THE CHILD, A VISITOR to the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair, backed away from the black-and-white calf, eyes wide. Beth Stambaugh knelt in the sawdust bedding beside the calf. Gently, she took his head in her hands. "The calf won't bite you. See, it can't," she said, lifting the calf's upper lip...

  • 'Predator and Prey' game at 4-H camp teaches survival skills

    ON JULY 22, about 70 children ages 8 to 11 got together at Camp Hashawha near Union Mills to participate in a weeklong 4-H-sponsored camp. It was the second session offered this year for 4-H'ers and others who wanted to experience fun, friendship, nature and education. With the theme "Out of This...

  • Scouts explore lakes, fields at Harford camp

    CUB SCOUT PACK 150 just returned from a fun-filled camping trip to Camp Oest in Harford County. Camp Oest is a Boy Scout camp with several thousand acres of forests and fields, lakes, streams and recreational facilities. "Camp Oest is wonderful, just wonderful," said Margarie White, a Finksburg...

  • WMC troupe puts musical twist on 'The Princess and the Pea'

    THE PROFESSIONAL SUMMER COMPANY in residence at Western Maryland College is stirring up a lot of fun with new productions at the Theatre on the Hill (TOTH). "The Princess and the Pea" is a production that children are sure to enjoy. This version of the classic fable includes audience participation...

  • Lions Club toasts winners of scholarship at annual event

    ON JUNE 27 THE Silver Run/Union Mills Lions Club held its annual Scholarship and Installation Night. Forty-one people attended the meeting at the St. Mary's United Church of Christ social hall in Silver Run. Speaker John Seaman, a Westminster High School vice principal, talked of the rewards ahead...

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