Family Center offers activities for familiesThe Carroll...

Carroll County Digest

September 06, 1998

Family Center offers activities for families

The Carroll County Family Center will offer special activities for member families during September.

A Unity Circle for parents to discuss their child's life with other parents is at 9 a.m. Mondays. A discussion of parenting issues is at 1 p.m. Mondays.

The center will be closed tomorrow for Labor Day. The holiday will be celebrated Wednesday with a luncheon.

Members can take a trip to Oxon Hill Farm to milk the cows and feed the chickens Sept. 22. Registration is required.

The center offers adult education, counseling, child development care, health care/education, parent/child activities, parent education, life skills and recreation to needy families.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0629.

County government offices closed tomorrow for holiday

Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for Labor Day and will reopen Tuesday morning.

Northern and Hoods Mill landfills and the recycling center also will be closed tomorrow. They will reopen Tuesday morning for normal business hours.

Reverse mortgage meeting in Westminster Sept. 17

The Bureau of Housing and Community Development will hold a free information meeting on reverse mortgages at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Westminster branch library.

A reverse mortgage can convert the equity in a home to cash for qualified senior citizens. The "reverse" of typical mortgages requires no monthly payments.

This informal seminar is open to the public and will be of special interest to seniors, their families or financial advisers. A housing counselor and reverse mortgage lender will be present to answer questions.

Participants may provide birth dates and home value information for an estimate of the amount of cash available in their home through the Federal Home Equity Conversion Program.

Senior citizen homeowners also can learn about options other than mortgages to help meet financial need, the financial implications of the reverse mortgage and maintaining the home.

The library is at 50 E. Main St. Information: 410-848-9707.

Historical Society to have a barn dance Sept. 26

The Historical Society of Carroll County will sponsor a barn dance Sept. 26 to celebrate the county's cultural heritage.

The dance will be in a red bank barn on the property of Dennis and Dawn Thomas near Westminster. The couple have donated the use of the barn, grounds and decorations for the dance.

The summer feast will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, pork, barbecued chicken, salads, calico beans, potatoes au gratin, corn pudding and rolls. Guests will have to work for their dessert in a traditional cakewalk.

After dinner, guests may take part in polkas, reels, clogging, square dancing and line dancing.

Potomac Thunder, a Peabody-trained group schooled in all genres of traditional American dance, will provide music.

Reservations are $50 per person, or $450 for a table of 10. Dress is casual.

Information: 410-848-6494.

County workers recognized for safety training activity

Carroll County employees have been recognized in the state for their participation in safety training programs and events held annually the first week of June.

The Public Risk Management Association publishes a national magazine each month related to the advancement of employee safety and insurance issues. The primary focus of the July issue was Carroll County's annual Safety Week activities.

One activity was a truck road-eo to test driver skills in maneuvering, backing and accuracy through simulated winter conditions. Carroll participated in a regional "road-eo" with four other counties.

State recognition also came from the Local Government Insurance Trust publication, which focused on participation in training programs for employees in "Reasonable Suspicion" testing, a Department of Transportation regulation.

Also during Safety Week, employees participated in radon and carbon monoxide detection, Safe House, safe handling of fire extinguishers, personal safety, stopping the aggressive driver and tours of the 911 Operations Center.

County road work schedule for this week announced

The Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations has announced road work for this week.

Deep milling and patching: Bethel Road from Old Westminster Pike to Carrollton Road; Roller Road from Falls Road to the end of paving.

Paving: Y Road from Route 194 to Middleburg Road; Brown Road from Halter Road to the gravel; Oak Hill Drive from Locust Lane to the cul-de-sac.

Patching: Jim Bowers Road from Bartholow Road to the end; Overbrook Drive from Bowersox Road to the cul-de-sac; Tupelo Road from Deer Park Road to Appleseed Road; Appleseed Road from end to end; Foxglove Court from Appleseed Road to the end.

Pipe work: Crouse Mill Road from Route 194 to Feeser Road North.

Shoulder work: Leppo Road from Geeting Road to Old Hanover Road; Barnhart Road from Old Hanover Road to Geeting Road; Gross Mill Road from Fairmount Road to Dave Rill Road; Clear View Road from Trevanion Road to Middleburg Road; Arthur Shipley Road from Bushey Road to Route 26.

Information on these projects: 410-848-6717.

Pipe work: Old Hanover Road from Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line.

Inlets: Water Tank Road from Route 86 to Millers Station Road.

Headwalls: Snydersburg Road from Route 27 to Route 482;

Paving: Bowersox Road from Route 407 to Stone Chapel Road; Sullivan Road from Beggs Road to Lemmon Road.

Shoulder installation: Nicodemus Road from Route 32 to Salem Bottom Road; Old Fort Schoolhouse Road from Albert Rill Road to the Manchester town line.

Information on these projects: Bureau of Engineering, 410-386- 2173.

Pub Date: 9/06/98

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