Winter named new director of Brethren Service Center
Roy Winter has been named executive director of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor starting July 9.
He currently is director for emergency response at the center and will continue with management responsibilities there.
Winter began at the Brethren Service Center in June 2001 as coordinator of Disaster Child Care for the Emergency Response/ Service Ministries program.
The center, owned and operated by the Church of the Brethren General Board, houses organizations dealing with relief and development, disaster response, social justice, peace education and hospitality.
Sponsors needed for July 4 fireworks at farm museum
The Carroll County Farm Museum is still seeking sponsors for the July 4 celebration fireworks.
The Westminster Jaycees withdrew their sponsorship this year of the annual fireworks display because of a lack of volunteers and financial support. The fireworks display costs about $13,000.
Individuals, businesses and civic groups are being asked to "ignite the spark" to keep the fireworks a part of the July 4 celebration in Carroll County.
Several levels of sponsorship are available: Sparkler, $50 to $249; Fire Cracker, $250 to $499; Up, Up & Away, $500 to $999; Liberty, $1,000 to $2,499; Stars & Stripes, $2,500 to $4,999; Uncle Sam, $5,000 to $9,999; and Old Glory, $10,000.
The farm museum also is seeking volunteers to help out at the July 4 celebration, which opens at noon and goes until the fireworks display ends.
Physical therapist joins Md. SportsCare office
Kevin Durrant, certified physical therapist, has joined the staff of Maryland SportsCare & Rehab's Eldersburg office.
Maryland SportsCare & Rehab also has offices in Westminster and Owings Mills offering comprehensive physical and occupational therapy, as well as specialized programs.
Interfaith Housing group receives association award
The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers recently honored Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland with the 2002 Best Maryland Community Life Program award at its annual meeting in Falls Church, Va.
The award honors the advocacy work of Interfaith Housing on behalf of Maryland's affordable housing industry, particularly in working with the Frederick County Board of Commissioners to pass the Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit Law and to have designated "source of income" as a protected class in the Frederick City Housing Discrimination Code.
Interfaith Housing also has programs in Carroll County.
James Upchurch, president of Interfaith Housing, received the award from John Spencer, HAND president, and Christine Hobbs, director of community development investments for Freddie Mac. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts gave the keynote address at the meeting.
Two instructors added to adult fitness programs
Health and Fitness, Freedom Area Recreation Council's adult fitness program, has added two certified instructors to its team -- Heather Stewart and Sara Schwab.
Stewart, of Eldersburg, learned how to teach fitness programs while volunteering at the YMCA in California.
She is certified through the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She especially enjoys teaching step, hi/lo, weight training and water aerobics.
Schwab, also of Eldersburg, has almost 10 years of group fitness experience.
Originally from Towson, she has taught at Towson YMCA, Barehills Athletic Club, Dynamic Women of Towson and Gold's Gym in Timonium. She also is AFAA certified and has experience in teaching step, step/circuit and body-sculpting.
Health and Fitness is located inside Carrolltown Center. Information, 410-549-5583.