United Methodist churches to present outdoor concert...

Carroll Digest

May 19, 2002

United Methodist churches to present outdoor concert today

Carroll County United Methodist churches will sponsor an outdoor concert and worship service at 3:30 p.m. today at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.

The public is invited to bring picnic lunches and lawn chairs to this afternoon of music and fellowship.

Musical groups scheduled to perform include Race to Grace, a Christian rock group; Union Street Vocal Ensemble, a gospel choir; and bluegrass band the Instruments.

The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St.

Information: 410-636-2442.

Delays in Hampstead possible this week

Motorists traveling in Hampstead between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday might experience brief delays around Route 30 near Houcksville and Lower Beckleysville roads, the Hampstead Police Department has announced.

The delays will be caused by delivery of beams for construction of the Houcksville Road bridge.

Information: 410-239-8954.

County agency announces road construction projects

The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced road construction projects for this week.

For information about these projects, contact the Carroll County Bureau of Engineering: 410-386-2171.

Pipe work: Buckhorn Road from Route 97 to Woodbine Road; Gillis Road from Woodbine Road and Route 27; Old Kays Mill Road from Kays Mill Road to Hughes Road.

Road widening: Gorsuch Road from Route 140 to Center Street.

Bridge painting: Linton Road bridge, Stone Chapel Road bridge.

Waterline installation and grading: Hollenberry Road from Obrecht Road to the end.

Waterline installation: Obrecht Road from Wimmer Lane to Harlan Lane; Raincliffe Road from Route 32 to Slacks Road.

Bridge replacement: Houcksville Road bridge from Route 30 to Carroll Street.

Road construction: Ladiesburg Road, closed at Route 75.

Road widening and improvements: Uniontown Road from Rockland Road to Springdale Road; Old Westminster Pike from Brown Road to Route 140.

Road improvements: East Main Street at 140 Village Road from Route 97 to 140 Village Road.

For information on the projects below, contact the Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations, 410-386-6717.

Microsurfacing: Fridinger Mill Road from Old Bachmans Valley Road to Route 30; Salem Bottom Road from Route 854 to Muller Road; Stoner Avenue from Poole Road to Center Street; Streaker Road from Route 97 to Woodbine Road.

Patching operations: Stonesifer Road from Trevanion Road to Feeser Road North; Hawks Hill Road from Old New Windsor Road to Hoke Road; St. Paul's Road from the Pennsylvania line to the Baltimore County line; Shaffer Mill Road from Grave Run Road to the Pennsylvania line; Valen Road from Hook Road to Myersview Drive; Tecklen Drive from Arthur Shipley Road to the end; Anna Lane from Gaither Road to Clark Drive; Clark Drive from Gaither Road to the cul-de-sac; Rebecca Court from Streaker Road to the cul-de-sac.

Substance abuse summit to be presented Thursday

The Carroll County commissioners are sponsoring the annual drug summit, "Honoring Carroll's Heroes in the War on Drugs and Terrorism," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carroll Community College.

The program will feature a motivational speaker, a discussion of the state of substance abuse in Carroll County, and recognition of the men and women of Carroll County's fire and rescue and law enforcement departments, and National Guard.

Speakers will include representatives from the state's attorney's office, Maryland State Police, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and community youth.

Presentations will be made by Fool Proof and Students Helping Others and Understanding Themselves, with music by Mike O'Hara and Friends.

Organizations involved in dealing with substance abuse and youth will share information.

The event is being presented by Junction Inc. The college is at 1601 Washington Road. Information: 410-848-6100.

CHANGE Inc. receives governor's service award

CHANGE Inc. of Westminster, an organization that serves disabled people in Carroll County, recently was honored at the 19th annual Governor's Volunteer and Service Awards.

The only Carroll County organization to be honored, CHANGE was nominated by Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for its dedication to helping deliver meals to homebound clients in Westminster. Six CHANGE volunteers work two days a week for the service.

CHANGE volunteers, with two Meals on Wheels staff members, drove 1,152 miles and delivered 4,576 meals to clients last year.

Carol Meister, community volunteer services program manager for CHANGE, accepted the award for the organization. Also participating in the awards ceremony were Debbie Porterfield from Meals on Wheels, and CHANGE clients Dave Peak and Perrin Lassins.

3 Carroll municipalities benefit from state loans

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development recently celebrated the issuance of the 2002 Infrastructure Financing Bonds with a ceremony at Harry's Main Street Grille in Westminster.

Bonds are sold by the DHCD's Community Development Administration on behalf of local governments at lower-than-normal rates.

Recipients of loans from the bond sales include Westminster, Mount Airy and Sykesville.

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