Just as many families could hardly imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, for those who celebrate it, the Lunar New Year is often synonymous with special foods — many of them whose origins date back millennia.
Shortly after Thanksgiving each year, both the McElroys in Finksburg and the Lewins in Eldersburg set up holiday lights to synchronize with music on the radio, and this year both are accepting donations for nonprofits in need.
The journey of North Carroll over the last few years has had more twists and turns than the characters played Steve Martin and John Candy in their trip back to Chicago in the Thanksgiving classic, “Trains, Planes & Automobiles.”
While the Calvert Hall football team was getting the better of Loyola Blakefield on Thanksgiving, a huge collection of soccer enthusiasts — multiple family generations — were at CCBC-Essex playing their own Turkey Bowl, celebrating the event's 50th anniversary.
America’s experiences in the 1600s — and our understanding of those times, now — are rather much like the final, radiant glow of golden autumn in an unexpected November snow, or like the vaulted stars in the night sky.
The Westminster Volunteer Fire Department's Shift D worked 24 hours on Thanksgiving — their fifth consecutive year doing so. They break bread together like a loving family and respond to calls like a well-oiled, firefighting machine all in the same day.
Charlene Harven has faithfully kept a “thankfulness journal” for the last two years. As a Red Cross volunteer working with victims of the California Camp Fire she says it’s easy to count her blessings.
On the day before Thanksgiving, Goodwill Industries and CitiFam, a volunteers' group, to provide a free holiday dinner — and a jobs resource fair — for 3,000 people with disabilities and special needs.
At the Maryland House Travel Plaza near Aberdeen, business at the restaurant, shops, gas pumps and electric charging stations was brisk throughout the late morning and early afternoon Wednesday as the Thanksgiving Holiday travel rush was in full swing.
With Maryland gas prices at an average of $2.47 per gallon this week, and Carroll County’s average even lower — with multiple locations at $2.17 per gallon — residents have more to be thankful for this holiday season.
Those in need of a bite or company are Welcome at The Shepherd's Staff Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner at The Portico of St. John, Westminster. Shuttles will bring people in from around Carroll County, with pick up locations in Hampstead, Eldersburg and New Windsor.
There's nothing wrong with slapping together some bread, mayo and turkey in the days following Thanksgiving. But eating what seems like an endless stream of cold sandwiches after the holiday can get a bit dull.
Carroll Food Sunday is one of five beneficiaries of Holiday Hope, an annual campaign with the Carroll County Times aimed at driving donations to organizations that help those in need in the Carroll County community.
Hampstead Preowned is working to raise funds for the Humane Society of Carroll County, provide Thanksgiving dinners to those in need, collect coats and warm weather items for those that need them, and will be having a Christmas Party.
Each year at this time, some people, including us, pause to take stock of where we are and what, if anything, we have for which to be thankful. Invariably, most Americans don’t have to look very far to see they have plenty of reasons to be thankful.
The community is welcomed to a free meal hosted by The Shepherd's Staff on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22 from noon-3 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. RockSalt Grille and Hampstead Pre-Owned partnered to coordinate the event.
Last year Americans overwhelmingly dreaded political talk at Thanksgiving, and this year promises to be no different. As you pass the stuffing and gravy, how do you handle potentially fractious conversations that can sour the Thanksgiving celebration?
More than 1,400 free meals will be served in Havre de Grace on Thanksgiving Day. A similar meal will be served at the American Legion Post in Perryville. And a Thanksgiving dinner will be served Sunday in Bel Air.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires — 1 out of 3 home fires begins in the kitchen. The No. 1 cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. According to the NFPA Thanksgiving Day is the peak day all year for home cooking fires.
Carroll County Food Sunday (CCFS), having been inspired by one of their recent fundraising events, Dinner at the Captain’s Table and Silent Auction, held at Carroll Lutheran Village. Food Sunday operates to take care of people who are food-insecure right here in Carroll County.
Thanksgiving holiday should be a joyous time for all families in America, but far too often the celebration turns to tragedy on the nation’s highways. Everyone driving on our nation’s/state’s roads this holiday week should drive carefully and defensively, don’t drive impaired and always buckle up.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, Film Lovers In Carroll County presents “Babette’s Feast,” Friday, Nov. 16. Regarded as a masterpiece of culinary cinema, foodies will love this popular Danish film that tells the story of two spinster sisters who take in a French refugee.