Rudys' to hold annual masters' dinner Sept. 9 Rudys...

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August 25, 2002

Rudys' to hold annual masters' dinner Sept. 9

Rudys' 2900 restaurant in Finksburg will sponsor the annual Dinner with the Masters at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

Certified Master Chef Rudy Speckamp will lead eight chefs from all over the country in preparing a seven-course dinner, including a champagne reception with hors d'oeuvres.

The event is a celebration of the restaurant's 19th anniversary and of the continued partnership of Speckamp and maitre d' Rudi Paul.

The menu will include appetizers, game birds, a seafood entree, sorbet, a meat entree, salad/cheese, desserts and friandise (chocolate confections). Each course will be prepared by a visiting chef.

The visiting chefs will be: Ron Desantis and Victor Gielisse, Culinary Institute of America; Joe Decker, Schoolcraft College, Missouri; Hartmut Handke, Handke's Cuisine, Ohio; James Hanyzeski, culinary consultant, Houston; Gunter Heiland, Desserts International, Pennsylvania; David Kellaway, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas; Mike Russell, Motor City Casino, Detroit; Peter Timmons, the Greenbriar, West Virginia.

The cost of the dinner and reception is $185. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-833-5777.

Cygnus Wine Cellars offers newsletter online

Cygnus Wine Cellars winery in Manchester is reaching a world audience with its Web site, which offers its informative newsletter online.

The newsletter and Web site tells the condition of grapes, soils and vineyards. A recent issue gave a recipe for grilling turkey.

Every six months, the newsletter will be sent by e-mail to those on the winery's address list. To receive the newsletter, go to, click on "The Cellar," then choose "Mailing List."

Cygnus wines have recently attracted attention in Cecil County, where they are featured in tourism offices, the community college's promotional activities and in several restaurants.

Information: 410-374-6395.

Chamber of Commerce announces meetings

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has announced its monthly meetings.

A general membership luncheon will be held at noon Sept. 12 at New Windsor Conference Center, Ziegler Hall Dining Room. The cost is $16 and deadline for reservations is Sept. 4.

Cloe Murphy, vice president of Corp OHS will discuss "Ergonomics in the Workplace." Information will be given on preventing workplace injuries and the development of musculoskeletal injuries.

The Connections After Hours networking opportunity and business card exchange will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at New Windsor State Bank loan center, 181 E. Main St., Westminster. The new loan center houses a staff of commercial and consumer lenders. This is an informal gathering of members to network and exchange business cards. Reservations are required by Sept. 11.

The networking breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 24 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140. Terry Toney, president of the Literacy Council of Carroll County, will discuss literacy in the workplace. The cost for the meal is $11. Reservations are required by Sept. 17.

Information: 410-848-9050.

Edward Jones offers investing seminar

Edward Jones Investments will hold a free seminar, "Finding Opportunities in Today's Market," at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Westminster office.

Investment specialists will discuss taking advantage of opportunities in today's stock market, "weatherproofing" a portfolio for turbulent markets and realistic expectations for investors.

Reservations are recommended.

Edward Jones is at 56 W. Main St., second floor. Information: 410-848-4830.

Hoagie-eating contest reset for Sept. 14 at Giulianova

Giulianova Groceria has rescheduled its fourth annual Italian Hoagie Eating Contest for charity for 2 p.m. Sept. 14 in front of the store on East Main Street, Westminster.

The contest's original date was canceled because of the extreme heat.

Contestants will have 30 minutes in which to eat as many of store owner Tony D'Eugenio's Italian hoagies as they can. The contest raises money for Child Abduction Prevention Program Inc., which teaches parents and children how to protect young people from abduction.

Pledge jars will be set up at the site during the event for spectators to vote for their favorite contestant, who also can collect donations in advance.

Prizes will be awarded to the person who eats the most and who collects the most money.

Applications for the contest are available at the store, 11 E. Main St. Registration deadline is Sept. 11.

Information: 410-876-7425.

Business center offers job and career classes

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center offers a variety of workshops and programs to help individuals who are seeking a job or looking for a new career.

Topics of monthly programs include: career ability and orientation placement surveys, preparing for a job fair, employment goal identification, choosing child care, surviving layoffs, applying for a state job, computer and Internet basics, job discrimination, computerizing one's resume, interviewing, starting a business, registering and posting resumes on the Internet, time and money management, networking, professional cover letters and resumes, and job references.

Registration is required for programs. For a schedule of workshops, visit BERC at 224 N. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-386-2820.

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