Carroll Digest


Council of Governments to meet Thursday in Westminster

The Carroll County Council of Governments will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Town representatives are asked to take any town ordinances pertaining to adequacy standards to the meeting for a discussion of county and town regulations.

The Council of Governments is made up of representatives of the eight incorporated municipalities, the county commissioners, Freedom Area Citizens and Finksburg Planning Area councils.

Meetings are open to the public.

Information: 410-848-9000.

College to recognize 3 for their writings

Carroll Community College will recognize three members of its faculty and staff for their latest writings at a forum, "Works in Progress," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Great Hall of the Washington Road campus in Westminster.

Edith Morris Hemingway, Donald Hoepfer and Robert Young will discuss and read from their newest works, some still in progress.

Hemingway, the college's coordinator of admissions, is the co-author of two historical novels for children, Broken Drum and Rebel Hart. She will read from Tater Hill, a middle-school grade novel-in-progress, which is her creative thesis for the Master's of Fine Arts program at Spalding University.

Philosophy Professor Hoepfer's work is a textbook, Living with Ethics, designed to introduce moral theory with practical moral issues.

Young, a history professor, will discuss the process of writing from conception to publishing. His second book, From Hard Coal to Hard Times: Greater Wilkes-Barre, 1918-1980, is being read by a publisher.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Session scheduled May 3 on Gillis Falls Park

The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks will present its preliminary master plan for Gillis Falls Park at 7:30 p.m. May 3 in the Mount Olive Methodist Church Educational Building.

The church is at 2927 Gillis Falls Road in Woodbine.

The community is welcome to attend and give its ideas on the proposed plan.

Information: 410-386-2103.

Democratic Club to meet May 3 at farm museum

The Carroll County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Hospitality Barn at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

A speaker from Annapolis will give a legislative wrap-up of the Maryland General Assembly session.

Officers will be installed for 2004-2005.

The cost is $10. Wine, cheese and other food will be served.

Information: 410-876-6201.

Hampstead firefighters get grant of $50,985

The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department has received a $50,985 grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Program. The money is to be used for the purchase of a back-up generator for the station.

The grants come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

Fire company officials were to hold a grant award ceremony last night.

Library appoints Herring and Hogan to its board

The Carroll County Public Library has appointed Gilda P. Hogan and Todd Herring to the board of trustees.

Hogan taught in Baltimore City and Baltimore County schools and has experience working with beginning readers. She has a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Millers.

Herring founded Carroll County Physical Therapy Inc. A past president of the Taneytown Chamber of Commerce, he is experienced in community service. He lives in Taneytown.

Prize drawing scheduled for Md. Tourism Week

The Tourism Council of Carroll County Inc. has announced a prize drawing in observance of Maryland Tourism Week, May 9-15.

Guests to the county's visitor's center, 210 E. Main St, Westminster, can enter to win a gift basket filled with $225 worth of items. The drawing will be held May 15. Information: 410-848-1388.

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