Taxpayers group to discuss increases in assessments...

Carroll Digest

March 04, 2001

Taxpayers group to discuss increases in assessments

Carroll County Taxpayers Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster Senior Center.

The topic will be property tax increases this year.

The association helps property owners read their property tax documents and protest high assessments.

Property owners are welcome. The senior center is at 125 Stoner Ave.

Information: William Hurlock, 410-857-1213.

Family Center offers activities for members

Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.

Dave Berry, caseworker for the Dads Works program, will present "Men -- What Women Need to Know" at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He will discuss the different ways men and women respond to things.

Families will visit the Westminster branch library at 10 a.m. Thursday as part of the Discovery Zone project.

A representative from Belk will visit at 1:30 p.m. March 13 and offer tips on how to "Dress for Success."

A program on lead poisoning and its implications in children's lives will be held at 11 a.m. March 22. Parents are invited.

A competition, "Building Bridges," will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 27. Prizes will be awarded.

Attorney James F. Brewer will be the guest at the Dads Works meeting at 6 p.m. March 28. He will address legal issues that men face.

Registration is required for all programs.

Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876-7805.

County historical society to hold box lunch talk

Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box lunch talk at noon March 13 at Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster.

Douglas Mathias, director of Greater Westminster Development Corp., will look at the history of businesses in downtown Westminster, especially along Main Street.

Participants should bring a lunch. A beverage and dessert will be provided. Admission is free for historical society members; $2 for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6494.

United Way to award grants to service programs

United Way of Central Maryland is prepared to award grants totaling $15,000 to health and human service programs in Carroll County that respond to community needs.

Grants will range from $500 to $3,000. They will go to programs that measurably demonstrate their effectiveness in the community and fall into one of four areas: investing in children and youths, building the work force, strengthening families and responding to crises.

Grants may also be awarded for start-up initiatives.

A volunteer committee will review applications and determine those that should receive money.

Deadline for applications is March 31. Applications: Carroll Henderson at 410-840-2837 or

Audrey Cimino accepts job as head of foundation

Audrey S. Cimino has accepted the position of executive director and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Carroll County.

She has been the volunteer executive director for the past six years.

She comes to the foundation from BB&T Co., where she worked for 10 years, most recently as vice president, business development officer.

She is a graduate of the University of Baltimore and the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland and federal bars.

Cimino lives in Westminster.

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