Motorists reminded to lock their vehicles

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The Sykesville Police Department reminds residents to lock their vehicles when unattended and to keep valuables out of sight.

Several thefts have been reported recently from unlocked vehicles in the Dominique Court area.

Police also ask that residents report any suspicious activity to 410-795-0750.

Employees honored for service

The Carroll County commissioners, Sheriff's Office, State's Attorney's Office and the Circuit Court Administrative Judge of Carroll County will hold their 32nd annual Employee Recognition Program for employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.

The commissioners also will present Cost Savings and Exceptional Service awards.

The awards will be held Wednesday at Best Western Catering & Conference Center in Westminster. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. after a 7:45 a.m. breakfast.

Information: 410-386-2129.

Comprehensive plan available online

The Westminster Environs Community Comprehensive Plan will serve as the plan and guide for public and private decision-making for Westminster and the surrounding area, if approved by the county Planning and Zoning Commission and adopted by the county commissioners.

The draft plan includes an amendment to the Westminster Community Planning Area/Growth Area Boundary.

Comments on the plan are being taken through July 6 to Daphne Daly, Carroll County Bureau of Comprehensive Planning, Room 204, 225 N. Center St., Westminster, Md. 21157.

A public meeting on the plan will be held at 6 p.m. July 30 in Room 003 of the County Office Building.

The plan is available at n/westmin/default.asp, or through the Bureau of Comprehensive Planning, Room 204, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2145.

Shellman House is open for tours

The Historical Society of Carroll County has recently completed its renovation of the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House. The house, next door to the Historical Society in Westminster, is open for school and group tours. The house will officially open July 1 during the annual celebration of Mary Shellman's birthday.

The Shellman House and Shriver-Weybright Gallery will be open for walk-in visitors starting July 1 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

The house will be open evenings and weekends for groups by appointment. Admission will be a minimum of $60 for a group of 20 or smaller, and $3 per person for groups with more than 20 people.

Weekday tours are available for five or more, for $3 per person.

Training for docents will be offered this month.

Information: 410-848-6494.

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