Carroll Digest


County public works department announces road projects for week

The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced road projects for the week.

For information on the following projects, contact Carroll County Bureau of Engineering at 410-386-2171:

Curb and storm drain installation: Gorsuch Road and Center Street roundabout.

Paving and storm drain installation: Old Westminster Pike at Fielding Drive and Seminole Lane.

Closed for bridge reconstruction: Stoney Lane (at the bridge) between Old Liberty Road and Buckhorn Road; Murkle Road (follow the detour).

Closed for bridge repairs: Bollinger Road.

Paving and reclaiming: Virginia Dare subdivision.

Republican Women's Club plans dinner, holiday party

The Republican Women's Club of Carroll County will meet Tuesday at Bullocks Family Restaurant, 2020 Sykesville Road, Westminster.

Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Christmas party and entertainment at 7 p.m.

Those attending are asked to bring a gift for the silent auction, a needy family and a soldier in Iraq.

Information: 410-876-7094.

Family center to offer weekly activity themes

The Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.

Parent/child weekly activity themes are: Hanukkah, lights, Christmas and New Year's.

The center will be closed Dec. 16 and 17 for Neighbors in Need, but child care will be available. The center will close at noon Dec. 23 and be closed Dec. 24, 27 and 31.

A snowman gift workshop will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Registration is required for materials.

Families will make and decorate gingerbread houses Tuesday and bake cookies Dec. 14.

A trip to Hershey, Pa., will be taken from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to see the holiday light display. The cost is $2 and tickets must be purchased by tomorrow. Tickets for rides also are available.

Holiday movies will be shown as follows: Jingle All the Way on Thursday, Prancer on Dec. 15 and Christmas Vacation on Dec. 20.

The group will make holiday sweat shirts Dec. 13. Registration is required by Thursday so shirts can be bought.

Santa Claus will come for breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21. Registration is required by Dec. 15.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster.

Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876-7805.

Preservation group to discuss work projects

The Carroll County Historic Preservation Commission will hold an open meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

The agenda will include appointments and election of officers and discussion of design guidelines.

Work projects at the following locations will be discussed: 795 Trevanion Road, 705 Trevanion Road, 3520 Middleburg Road, 3416 Uniontown Road and 3198 Uniontown Road.

Information: 410-386-2094.

Advisory group to meet on airport master plan

The Carroll County Regional Airport Master Plan Update Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

The committee will develop recommendations for the county commissioners for decisions on such items as runway length and the use and reuse of existing facilities and undeveloped airport property.

These decisions will be incorporated into a 20-year capital improvement program and business plan.

The public is welcome.

Information: 410-386-2340.

NARFE chapter plans annual holiday social

The Carroll County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold its annual holiday social at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Cactus Willies at 140 Village Center, Westminster.

Professional musicians Phil and Norma Hooks will perform.

The group also will hold a Yankee Swap. Those wishing to participate should bring a wrapped, gender-neutral gift of about a $5 value.

New members are welcome. For membership information, call Jim Barnett at 410-876-6208.

Information: 410-795-3625.

Historical society to hold talk on Springfield Hospital

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box lunch talk at noon Dec. 14 at American Legion Carroll Post 31, Green and Sycamore streets, Westminster.

Barbara Lilly, historical society president, will discuss the history and development of "The Hospital at Springfield: Governor Brown's Legacy to Carroll County."

Springfield was the state's second public mental health hospital and was designed to provide state-of-the-art care and rehabilitation.

Participants may bring a lunch or purchase a meal from the American Legion. Lunches can be ordered after 11 a.m. at 410-857-7953. Beverage and dessert will be provided.

Admission is $2 for nonmembers; free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6494.

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