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Sweet Ambition: Sykesville entrepreneur Pete Truby takes a savory approach to chocolate

Gourmet chocolate with sea salt proves a tasty prospect for business

Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

DAYHOFF: 147 years ago, a neighbor saved Westminster from ransom, or destruction

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Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

O'Malley appoints state redistricting committee

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Posted 7/08/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

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10 Days: A Guide to Upcoming Events in Carroll County

Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Bureau of Aging to host session on four-year plan

Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

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Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

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Posted 7/08/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

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Sykesville man sought by Sheriff's Office in assault case

Posted 7/04/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

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Posted 7/04/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Family fun to the Fourth power at the Carroll County Farm Museum

Posted 7/04/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Habitat for Humanity collects at landfill

Posted 7/03/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

sports

Shining Semones: Westminster's triple-threat is Student-Athlete of the Year

Posted 7/03/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Culture and code of yesteryear on display in ol' time baseball

Posted 7/03/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Former Winters Mill star is Division III lacrosse player of the year

Posted 6/26/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Ravens won't roost in Westminster for training camp this year due to ongoing NFL lockout

Posted 6/22/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

entertainment

South Carroll Fine Arts League hosts art exhibition

Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Carroll Movie Guide

Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

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Posted 7/04/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Carroll Movie Guide

Posted 7/03/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

education

12 Carroll schools fall shy of progress goals in MSA

Posted 6/30/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Liberty, Century high schools named to Newsweek list of top schools

Posted 6/25/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

American Legion Boys State program taps leadership lesson at McDaniel College

Posted 6/22/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Century High School Class of 2011

Posted 6/12/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

business

Pool parties designed to help youngsters chill out

Posted 7/09/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Former Sykesville mayor will be new tenant at Warfield complex

Posted 6/22/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Annapolis development firm eyes Sykesville's Warfield complex for senior housing

Posted 6/16/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Twele resigns post as Carroll County's director of Office of Economic Development

Posted 6/14/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

community

DAYHOFF: Fourth of July, circa 1925, presented a who's who of local business

Posted 7/03/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Shepherd's Staff collecting for students in need

Posted 7/03/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Carroll County Farm Museum again planning for an old-fashioned Fourth

Posted 7/03/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Sheriff's Office officially becomes primary law enforcement agency on July 1

Posted 6/29/11 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
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    This Week's Events

    A sampling of seminars, fundraisers and concerts in Carroll County.


    7/10 Sunday
    Cabin fever - Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, will host its annual Martin Cabin History Hike on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Take a walk back in time with a hike to Martin Cabin. See the inside of the log cabin and discuss what life was like before Hashawha.  For ages 6 to adult. Cost is $5. 410-386-3580.

    Sundae Sunday - The annual Ice Cream Sundae Social at the Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Union Mills, will be held 1 to 4 p.m. The Music by the Littlestown Municipal Band, as well as face painting, a clown, wagon rides and tours of the historic Shriver Homestead and Grist Mill (for a small fee). Stone ground flours from the mill can be purchased. 410-848-2288 or www.unionmills.org.

    KingTeddy on stage - The Month of Sundays concert series at Westminster City Park, off Longwell Avenue, Westminster, continues Sunday, 6:45 to 9 p.m., with KingTeddy performing swing music in a outdoor concert. Free, but donations of personal care items — baby food, diapers, formula, paper goods or cleaning supplies — will be collected to benefit the Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Food available for purchase. 410-848-4883.

    7/11 Monday
    Winfield carnival - The Winfield Fire Company Carnival opens Monday and continues through Saturday, July 16, 6 p.m. to midnight, at the fire department grounds, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville. Rides, food, games and entertainment, fireworks on Friday, July 15. 443-745-7715 or www.winfieldvfd.org.

    7/12 Tuesday
    Wish you were here - Eldersburg Library, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg, will host a Watercolor Postcard Workshop at 2 p.m., for ages 11 to adult. Learn how to make watercolor postcards featuring vacation locations. Materials will be provided. Call 410-386-4488.

    ‘Lassie’ comes home - “Lassie” will be shown Tuesday, at 7 p.m., as part of the Free Family Movies series at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance tickets or reservations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Mariah Belle Manor Grooming and Pets. 410-848-7272.

    7/13 Wednesday
    Talented torsos - A mother-daughter belly dancing class will be held at 1 p.m. at Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, for ages 3 to adults. Try out this dance form with the Carroll County School for the Performing Arts. Call 410-386-4488.

    Library magic - Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, will host two performances of the Magic of Roger Lindsay, at 1 and 7 p.m. Summer Reading ambassador Roger Lindsay and his bunny, Prop, transports kids to a realm of magical happenings, illusions and laughter. Call 410-386-4488.

    7/14 Thursday
    Potter parties - Harry Potter Hoopla will be held at the Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy, 2 to 4 p.m., for all ages. In celebration of the final Harry Potter movie, put on your Hogwarts finery for a Potter party. Enjoy wizarding fun and games and Hogsmeade refreshments. In addition, the Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, will host Harry Potterpalooza, also from 2 to 4 p.m., for all ages. Come in costume, if desired, and visit Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. Crafts, activities, games and magical snacks.

    Musical project - The Tom Garmin Project, featuring Westminster’s own “music man,” Bob Coffey, as well as Melody Workman on vocals, Michael Hirsh on drums, Dan Vogel on guitar and Dan Aitken on bass, will perform in a free concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster.

    7/15 Friday
    Books and music - Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, will host a Picnic Party in the Park  and book sale extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for all ages, in the Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park outside the library. Friday will include a noon concert by the Andy Poxon Band; and Saturday will feature a dance demonstration, also at noon, both on the stage in the park.

    24Karat rock - The Sykesville Concerts in the Park series continues Friday, 7 to 9 p.m., with the group, 24Karat, featuring acoustic, electric, classic and modern rock, and “Miss Lorraine” on vocals. Held at Cooper Park, Springfield Avenue, Sykesville. Free. The park’s playground and snack bar will be open. 410-795-8959 or www.sykesville.net/dconcert. No alcohol or pets permitted.

    7/16 Saturday
    Through the Mill - A Civil War Encampment and Living History will take place Saturday and Sunday at Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Union and Confederate troops camp along the Big Pipe Creek and relive some of the days following the Battle of Gettysburg. Drills and skirmishes, as well as tours of Union Mills and other attractions. 410-848-2288 or unionmills.org.

    Fair Preview - On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Town Mall of Westminster, 400 N. Center St., Westminster, will host Fair Day at the Mall, a preview of the events and attractions planned for the 2011 Carroll County Fair. Crafts to take home, a fashion revue and more. Free. 443-865-1074 or www.carrollcountyfair.com.

    Shelly and Drew - Nashville Recording Artist Shelly Rann, with guest Drew Stevyns, will perform country, rock and adult contemporary music in a performance at The Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Rann has had her songs featured on the NBC shows “The West Wing” and “Third Watch,” while Stevyns is a former Sykesville resident who advanced to the top 10 in the show, “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets are $15, adults; $12 for arts council members, students and seniors. 410-848-7272, www.ShellyRann.com or www.DrewStevynsMusic.com.

    7/17 Sunday
    Scramble paddle - A family paddle event — Kayak and Eggs — will be held Sunday, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Piney Run Nature Center, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville. Come for an early morning paddle to soak up the beauty at Piney Run, then enjoy a brunch of pancakes, bacon, and eggs. For ages 9 to adult. Cost is $15. 410-795-6043.

    Rockin’ Rockersons - The harmony vocals duo, the Rockersons, will perform Sunday, 6:45 to 9 p.m., as part of the Month of Sundays concert series at Westminster City Park, off Longwell Avenue, Westminster. Free, but donations of personal care items — baby food, diapers, formula, paper goods or cleaning supplies — will be collected to benefit the  Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Food available for purchase. 410-848-4883.

    7/18 Monday
    Chalk bored? - Then get drawing at the Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. At 11 a.m., the library will host its Summer Sidewalk Spectacular, for all ages. Add a creative touch to the plain old walkways. Guidelines and chalk will be available at the information desk. This program is weather dependent.

    7/19 Tuesday
    ‘Enchanted’ evening - The Free Family Movie series at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, will continue with a free showing of “Ella Enchanted,” 7 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance tickets; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Speech PATHways, the film will be screened with open captioning. 410-848-7272.

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