North Carroll: Tree planting aims to make everyone Safer in the Shade

North Carroll: Tree planting aims to make everyone Safer in the Shade
The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County planted three young trees, an elm and two willow oaks, at Cape Horn Park in Manchester on Sept. 27. (Courtesy photo)

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County planted three young trees, an elm and two willow oaks, at Cape Horn Park in Manchester on Sept. 27.

This was part of an event called Safer in the Shade, which has a purpose to raise awareness about the need to protect yourself from sun over-exposure. The planting was done with the assistance of the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks; and a generous donation was received from W.H. Boyer Inc toward the purchase of the trees.


During the event, participants took a walk around the park the park to celebrate the tree panting and to get some healthy exercise in. Per a news release, “the most important time to avoid sun exposure is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.”

In addition, people should use additional measures such as long-sleeved clothing, sunglasses, hats, and using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher all year round.

The Partnership does work with individuals, and organizations, around Carroll to address the community’s health. They encourage those wanting to take part in these efforts to visit and if you want information about Safer in the Shade, or skin cancer prevention, call Maggie Rauser at 410-876-4984 or email

End of the season

The ninth year for the Hampstead Farmers’ Market was a huge success, with attendance during the 18 Saturdays it was held, reaching 29,032 visitors.

Last year’s season garnished 23,029 visitors. The last day of the season was held on Sept. 29 and featured a great deal of fun, food and vendors.

“We were thrilled with the number of people who want to come spend their Saturday mornings with us; to shop, eat and just enjoy the live music and time with friends, neighbors or family,” said Marlene Duff, market manager, in a news release. “We were also pleased that the market has grown to a point of averaging 30 vendors each Saturday and that we can offer a variety of local items.”

The market featured everything from baked goods, fresh fruits and vegetables – local, flowers and plants; spiced and candied nuts; salsa, locally raised beef, chicken, quail and pork; range free eggs, hand-crafted soap and so much more.

“Although this wasn’t an ideal weather season,” said Sharon Callahan, manager, “with two rainy Saturdays, it still amazes me the number of visitors who come out. People know what they like and what they want to buy. It’s great to see the support for the market.

Next year’s season, the 10th anniversary, will run from Saturday, June 1, 2019 through Sept. 28, 2019.

The market is held at the carnival grounds of Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. For more information, visit, call 443-821-1339 or visit their Facebook page.

Trunk or Treat

Manchester Baptist Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

There will be candy, crafts, a moon bounce, a movie, bonfire and hot dogs. The church is located at 2933 Manchester Baptist Church Road, Manchester. For more information, visit or call 44-291-6317.

Crab & Oyster Feast

The sixth annual Hampstead Ravens Crab & Oyster Feast will be held Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company.

The event will be held from 12:30 until 5 p.m. All attending can enjoy the Baltimore Ravens take on the Carolina Panthers on multiple big screens while enjoying their feast.


Admission is $45 per person and the menu includes pit beef, pit ham, cold salads, crabs, oysters, and beer. There will also be raffles, score cards, pull tabs, a silent auction and a gun raffle.

The fire company is located at 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. For more information, or tickets, email Bethany Fish at

Sportsman’s Bingo

The Manchester Volunteer Fire Department and the United Coon Hunters Association are hosting a Sportsman’s Bingo on Nov. 3 at the MVFD activities building.

The doors open at 4 p.m., dinner served at 4:30 p.m. and the fun begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and includes dinner, and bingo.

They will play 10 games for $200 and 10 games for guns, plus two jackpot games sold separately.

Some of the items that attendees will have a chance to win include a Thompson Center Compass 7MM, a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380, a Browning Abolt III 30/06, a Glock 17 9MM, and more. The prizes for the jackpots are a T/C Venture Predator 22-250 Camo and a Weatherby Vanguard 243. In addition, a door prize will be awarded of a Savage BMAG 17 WSW S.S.

The activities building is located at 3297 York St., Manchester. For information or tickets, call Richard at 410-984-1404 or Jerry at 443-201-6959.

  • Bedlam in the Boro: Friday and Saturday nights in October, 4224 Main St., Lineboro. Ticket booth opens 7 p.m., closes 10:30 p.m. Prices vary depending upon age and attraction. Information: 410-239-GHOST/
  • LEGO and American Girl Bingo: Oct. 19, doors 5:30 p.m., games 7 p.m., Hampstead VFC, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. $15/advance; $20/door. Information/tickets: Jaclyn Raver, 410-236-8369.
  • Miller’s Ladies Aid Fall Yard Sale: Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Picnic Woods Building, 4224 Miller’s Station Road, Manchester. Information: Laura Geiwitz, 410-239-8935; Jean Mai, 410-374-5353.Crab Feast: Oct. 20, 4-8 p.m. food, 5-9 p.m. music, Upperco Volunteer Fire Company, 16020 Carnival Ave., Arcadia. $45/person. Must be 21 years or older. Information: Jen, 443-865-4695.
  • Food Pantry: Oct. 20, 8-10 a.m., Lazarus UCC Food Pantry, 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro. Information: 410-374-1304.