Next month, November of 2018 marks the beginning of the Community Foundation’s 25th year of operation. I can write those words. I can even say them out loud, but it is really unbelievable to me that we have been around that long and have helped over 300 people realize their charitable goals
By Audrey Cimino — Community Foundation of Carroll County
Stillpointe Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a comical mashup of character studies as six children competing for a modest scholarship, academic prestige, their parents' pride (or mere appeasement), and their own sense of self-worth by way of orthography.
Vickie Venzen is an environmental protection specialist at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the mother of three children, including twins. She and her dog, Face, a cane corso breed, competed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York in February. We talk to her about what makes Face special and how she got into show business ¿ dog show business, that is.
Anyone who has spent a few hours glued to the televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, watching highly skilled dogs jump and hop their way to national recognition, can imagine just how much training and practice are required to get to the national stage.
When the Greenwood family purchased their first family pet, more than two decades ago, they would have never imagined that man's best friend would lead them to competitions across the country, and eventually to a coveted title at one of the most prestigious dog show's in the world.
In the den of Cynthia Hornor's spacious Ellicott City home sits a tall trophy honoring her border collie, Spice, as the U.S. Dog Agility Association's 2013 national grand prix champion. And this weekend, Hornor is competing at the first-ever Masters Agility Championship at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, in New York City, along with another duo from Howard County, Stephanie Fleming, of Columbia, and her 8 1/2 -year-old black miniature poodle, Diego.
Westminster's annual Fallfest kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 27, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 30, filling the downtown area with days and nights of activity and celebration. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.