Fearns In 'Who's Who'


April 08, 1992

WESTMINSTER — Carol Fearns, president of The Theatre Shop, was voted to be included in the 1992 "Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans."

The honor is given to individuals who, by virtue of their achievement, occupy leadership positions in their profession. Each candidate's applicationis reviewed and judged by a nominating committee for inclusion.

Fearns graduated in 1978 from Western Maryland College and is working on her master's degree at Mount St. Mary's College.

She resides in Westminster with her husband, Tom.


Localhair-replacement specialist Earle Brewer, of The Esquire Salon in Westminster, was a judge of the hair-replacement styling competition atthe International Hair Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on March1.

Entries from the United States and Europe were judged for hairstyling structural form, adaptability and design. Live models and mannequins were used.

Brewer received a plaque in recognition of his professionalism and experience.

The annual conference is the largest hair-replacement event of its kind, attended by professionals worldwide.



WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a request from Alan D. Cress for a variance reducing the required minimum lot areaof 3 acres to 2.493 acres for a greenhouse.

The 22-by-60-foot greenhouse at 1230 Bachmans Valley Road was approved on condition that it not be enlarged without authorization from the board and that principal use of the property remains residential.

In other cases:

*The board approved expansion of a non-conforming use to allow offices in an existing building at 212 Pennsylvania Ave., as requested by Thomas L. Diffendal.

The board noted that a business office had been maintained on the property for many years and that apart from a small business sign, the residential appearance will not unduly affect adjacent properties.

* A request by Crickett Ltd. of Red Lion, Pa.,for a variance reducing the minimum distance for a proposed outdoor advertising sign at 3400 Baltimore Blvd. was approved.

The board found that the sign complies with minimum distance requirements and that any other location would require the removal of valuable landscapescreening.

* Penn Advertising of Baltimore Inc. requested a variance reducing the minimum distance of 300 feet from the center line to97 feet for an outdoor advertising sign at 2847 Baltimore Blvd.

The board approved the request after finding that the sign approximates the zoning ordinance requirements and its location will not unduly affect adjacent properties or the public interest.

* The board authorized a conditional use for an auto sales and service facility by the Ardwin Co. at 3226 Baltimore Blvd.

The board found that the property had been used for business purposes, and a real estate appraisal expert testified that such a facility would be compatible and beneficial to the area.

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