Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

May 02, 2004

County to present preliminary plan for Gillis Falls Park

The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks will present its preliminary master plan for Gillis Falls Park at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Mount Olive Methodist Church's Educational Building.

The community is encouraged to attend with comments and suggestions.

The church is at 2927 Gillis Falls Road in Woodbine.

Information: 410-386-2103.

Taxpayers association to meet in Westminster

The Carroll County Taxpayers Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

George Otto III will discuss "Constitutionally Limited Government - Honest Money and Lawful Taxation."

All property owners and interested residents are welcome.

Information: 410-840-9699 or 410-857-1213.

GOP women schedule dinner, program Tuesday

The Republican Women's Club of Carroll County will meet Tuesday at Bullock's Family Restaurant, 2020 Sykesville Road, Westminster.

Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Amada Boyd, special assistant in the governor's policy office, will talk about how she got her job in the Ehrlich administration.

Information: 410-876-7094.

Sheriff's Office plans detention center tours

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office will conclude Carroll County Correctional Employees Week with its annual detention center open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Correctional Employees Week is held to recognize the accomplishments of correctional officers and employees.

Tours of the detention center will be given to adults 18 and older with valid photo identification. The center reserves the right to deny anyone a tour of the facility.

The center is at 100 N. Court St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2445.

Family center slates activities, celebrations

The Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families this month.

Parent-child activity themes will be Mother's Day tomorrow; picnics on May 10; pets on May 17; and Memorial Day on May 24.

A Mother's Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The center will be closed Thursday and Friday for staff training and May 31 for Memorial Day.

Buggy Day will be held May 12 in honor of the return of the 17-year cicadas. Crafts, activities and lunch will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

A Dad's Work and Family Child Care Picnic in the Park will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 13 in King's Park. Food and games will be featured.

Knitting With Beth will be held at 1 p.m. May 17.

A birthday bash for members who have a birthday in May, along with a Memorial Day celebration, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon May 27 at Dutterer's Park. Transportation will be provided to those in need.

The center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster.

Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876-7805.

Society's lunch talk to explore Silver Run

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly boxed-lunch talk at noon May 11 at American Legion Carroll Post 31 at Green and Sycamore streets in Westminster.

Local author Lois Syzmanski will discuss "Tales of Silver Run," the northern county community that was started in 1729 by the first German settlers arriving from Pennsylvania.

Participants may take a lunch or buy a meal from the American Legion. Lunches can be ordered after 11 a.m. daily at 410- 857-7953. A beverage and dessert will be provided.

Admission is free for historical society members and $2 for others. Reservations are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Sheriff's Office names top jail officer, employee

Deputy 1st Class Joe T. Hernandez has been named the Carroll County Sheriff's Office 2004 Correctional Officer of the Year and Melissa Price the Correctional Employee of the Year.

Hernandez has been with the department since May 1996 as a classification officer. He was recognized for meeting deadlines and striving to improve his performance through creativity when dealing with complex issues.

Fluent in Spanish, Hernandez is also valuable as a translator. He also is the office's liaison to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a Spanish training program instructor and a gangs instructor.

Price has been an administrative assistant with the Sheriff's Office since October 1998. She was recognized for working to improve her efficiency, her organizational skills and her systematic approach to completing her duties.

Price also helps with other projects in the administrative services bureau and has computer software knowledge that assists in researching topics. Price also improves her skills through continuing education.

Mount Airy recognized as Main Street community

Mount Airy has been named a Main Street Maryland community by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

Main Street Maryland is a comprehensive downtown revitalization program designed to strengthen the economic potential of traditional main streets and neighborhoods.

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