Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

October 20, 2002

Chamber will hold candidates forum in Westminster

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidates forum at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers.

Wayne Barnes will moderate the forum. WTTR radio station will broadcast the forum live.

Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers is on Route 140 in Westminster.

Information: 410-848-9050.

League of Women Voters schedules series of forums

The League of Women Voters of Carroll County will hold a candidates forum for county commissioner and House of Representatives candidates from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winters Mill High School.

The group will hold a second forum for Board of Education, state senator and House of Delegates District 5 candidates from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school.

Winters Mill High is at 560 Gorsuch Road.

The group will invite candidates for other offices to the Channel 19 studio to participate in a forum that will be televised. The taping will not be open to the public.

Information: 410-876-3170.

Libraries plan events for reading initiative

The Carroll County Public Library is sponsoring a reading program, "On the Same Page: Carroll County Reads Together," this month.

Part of a national effort to encourage reading, the program will include book discussions and other activities focusing on Tom Brokaw's book, The Greatest Generation.

Activities include:

"Molly on the Home Front -- An American Girl Celebration" for children ages 4 to 10 at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Airy library branch, 705 Ridge Ave. Games, crafts and stories will show participants what children did for fun in the 1940s.

"Songs and Stories from the Great American Songbook with Gary Nichols" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Airy library branch. An acoustic guitarist from Tennessee, Nichols will play tunes from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and will give facts about the songs that are staples of our musical heritage.

"Ike and Mamie: A Social History" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Carroll library branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount. Participants will learn about what forces shaped President Eisenhower's life, the first lady's influence on him, and how the couple responded to duty and the country.

A book discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Westminster library branch, 50 E. Main St. Students from Winters Mill High School and senior citizens will discuss The Greatest Generation.

"An American Girl: Molly" for ages 7 to 10 at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive. Children can learn what it was like to be a kid during World War II. Registration is required.

"Fabulous '40s Fashion Show" at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Martin's Westminster in 140 Village Shopping Center. Fashions that were popular in the 1940s will be shown. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $12; $10 for senior citizens. They are available at all county library branches. Proceeds will benefit the library's endowment fund.

Book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the North Carroll library branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Information: 410-386-4488.

State of Carroll streams will be discussed by panel

The Friends of Carroll County Streams will hold a forum on the effects of drought and development on Carroll's streams, creeks and wells at 7 p.m. Friday at the Eldersburg library branch.

A panel of six experts will discuss the group's efforts to protect and restore the county's many miles of streams through education, advocacy and projects.

The panelists are Jim Slater, Carroll County drought manager; Tom Devilbiss, Carroll County geohydrologist; Jim Gerhart of the U.S. Geological Survey in Baltimore; Paul Kazyak of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Jenn Aiosa of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; and Gil Herschel of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.

The meeting is open to the public. The library is at 6400 W. Hemlock Drive.

Also, Friends of Carroll County Streams and Venturing Crew 2002, a co-ed Boy Scouts program, will conduct a fall tree planting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Morgan Run Natural Environmental Area. Volunteers are welcome.

Information: 410-848-0624.

Service set to remember Carroll Hospice patients

Carroll Hospice will hold its annual Service of Remembrance and Sharing at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Westminster Baptist Church.

This service is for families of patients who were served in hospice and home care who died in the past year. All are welcome, and invitations will be sent to the affected families.

The church is on Crest Lane off Route 97.

Information: 410-871-7231.

Program provides meals to children in day care

Human Services Programs of Carroll County has announced its participation in the Child and Adult Food Program for family day care homes in the county.

Meals will be provided to children who are registered for the program and enrolled in licensed family day care homes.

Information: Gertrude Robertson, 410-857-2999, Ext. 3019.

Rain prompts lifting of open-air burn ban

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has lifted the open-air burning ban that has been in effect since Aug. 27.

The ban was lifted after recent rainfall decreased fire risk. Restrictions on water use, however, remain in place.

The Carroll County Health Department is taking applications for open burning. Any nonrecreational open burning in requires a permit.

Applications, information: 410-876-1884.

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