Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

September 29, 2002

Uniontown Road improvements to begin tomorrow

Westminster will make improvements to Uniontown Road between New Windsor Road (Route 31) and West Main Street starting tomorrow.

Meekins Construction Inc. of Finksburg will install new retaining walls, an 8-inch water main, storm-water utilities, concrete curbs and paving.

Starting tomorrow, Uniontown Road will be closed to traffic between Route 1 and West Main Street.

Residents, emergency vehicles and school buses will be able to access the closed portion of the road.

Construction will continue through spring. Paving is expected to be completed by early summer.

Information: 410-848-2592.

Abortion opponents plan three gatherings Oct. 6

The Carroll County Life Chain of Prayer will be held Oct. 6 at three locations in the county.

The peaceful gatherings will focus on praying to end abortion and on praying for those who have had abortions, abortion providers and supporters, and elected officials.

One-hour prayer chains will be held:

At 2 p.m. in front of Church of the Nazarene, 351 Liberty Road near Eldersburg. 410-795- 0178.

At 2:30 p.m. at Baltimore and York streets, Taneytown. 410-751-1712.

At 3:30 p.m. at Route 140 and Sullivan Road, near Westminster Car Wash. 410-876-7984.

Participants will be given signs reading "Abortion Kills Children" and "Jesus Forgives and Heals" 15 minutes before the demonstrations.

Unusual objects are focus of historical society talk

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box-lunch talk at noon Oct. 8 at Church of the Ascension at 23 N. Court St., Westminster.

"Whatzits" will feature Mildred Strine's collection of unusual objects.

Participants can test their knowledge of history by guessing the functions and ages of the items.

Participants should take a lunch. A beverage and dessert will be provided.

Admission is $2 for nonmembers; free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Library events focus on `Greatest Generation'

Carroll County Public Library is sponsoring a monthlong reading program, "On the Same Page: Carroll County Reads Together," during October.

Part of a national program to encourage reading, "On the Same Page" will include book discussions and related activities centered on the book being read. October's book is The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.

Coming activities are:

A book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Westminster library branch, 50 E. Main St.

"Jive to the '40s Sound of the Reisterstown Jazz Band" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eldersburg library branch, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive. The band will play popular tunes from the 1940s.

A book discussion at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at North Carroll Senior Center, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

A book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at Carroll Lutheran Village, off old New Windsor Pike.

A book discussion at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at South Carroll Senior Center, 5745 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.

"The Films of the Greatest Generation: Films and Filmmakers of the 1940s" at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 and 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road. Clips from classic films will be shown, with discussion of the movies, filmmakers and actors of the era.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Mothers & More makes charitable contributions

The Carroll County chapter of Mothers & More, a mothers support group, recently made donations to community organizations from its fund-raising initiatives and member contributions.

Donations of $150 each were made to:

The Shepherd's Staff, a Christian outreach effort, for its back-to-school program. Every $10 buys a new pair of shoes or a backpack filled with school supplies for a child in need.

Gamber & Community Fire Company, for its continuing support of the community.

Mothers & More is a support and advocacy group for mothers and the work they do.

The group meets twice a month and holds activities for members and fund-raisers to support charitable causes.

Information: 410-549-9119.

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