Doctors' office damaged in Westminster fireA brief...


Doctors' office damaged in Westminster fire

A brief fire damaged the Lewis Chiropractic Center in the 140 Village shopping center in Westminster about 5:30 p.m. yesterday

Dr. Gregory Lewis and Dr. Rosemary Lewis were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation. About seven patients were evacuated without incident, said Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Thomas.

Dr. Gregory Lewis contained the blaze before firefighters arrived, Mr. Thomas said.

"He definitely helped things by using that extinguisher," said Lt. Jeff Alexander, of the Westminster fire department.

About 40 firefighters from Westminster, Manchester, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Winfield responded to the blaze.

Mr. Thomas said the accidental fire was started by a malfunctioning exhaust fan above an X-ray processing machine.

The fire caused an estimated $5,000 damage, but the doctors' office will be open today, Mr. Thomas said.

Two county students to go to forestry camp

Ben Fair of Westminster and Betsy Wagster of Eldersburg will be going to the 1993 Forestry, Conservation and Natural Resources Week next week at Camp Hickory Environmental Educational Center in Garrett County.

"The program is designed to acquaint high school students with forestry and natural resource management career opportunities," said Torrey C. Brown, Maryland Department of Natural Resources secretary.

Students are selected for the program by local forestry boards who review a written application. They will study tree identification, forest ecology, forest insects and diseases, forest conservation, fisheries management and more in both classroom and field activities.

Students also tour state forests, wildlife management sites, fisheries, sawmills, paper mills and other related business sites.

Recreational activities include campfire programs and guest speakers. Resident camp staff includes DNR foresters and local foresters from Maryland counties and private industry.

The camp is sponsored by the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy Boards in cooperation with DNR's Public Lands and Forestry Division.

Maryland Wine Fest to return in September

The Maryland Wine Festival will return to the Carroll County Farm Museum Sept. 18 and 19 for two days of wine tastings, entertainment, wine-related memorabilia and food.

Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults over 21 and includes 10 one-ounce samples of Maryland wines for those of legal drinking age. Those under 21 will be admitted free if they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Activities during the weekend include strolling violinists, onstage entertainment, lectures on wine tasting, the awarding of the Governor's Cup Trophy to Maryland's best wine, and an American Lung Association bike tour.

The bike tour features 10-, 25- or 50-mile bicycling routes through Carroll County. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $15 registration and $60 pledge, which includes free admission to the festival, preferred parking, commemorative wine glass, wine coupons (for those 21 and over) and a long-sleeved festival T-shirt.

Amateur wine makers may enter their products for judging on Saturday. The wine with the highest score will receive the Best of Show award.

Wine festival memorabilia will be sold, along with arts, crafts and a variety of foods.

Information: 848-7775.

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