Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

August 22, 2004

Electronic messages to be meeting topic

Carroll County Zoning Administrator Neil Ridgely will hold a work session on electronic message boards at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 124-C of the County Office Building.

The meeting will focus on the frequency of messages, the use of animation and scrolling messages and the use of electronic message centers on billboards.

County staff and members of the business community are to attend.

Information: 410-386-2980.

Homebuyer class canceled by county

The Carroll County Citizen Service Bureau of Housing has canceled its free homebuyer education class that was scheduled for Sept. 8.

Those needing counseling or information on home-buying programs should call Sandy Ebaugh at 410-848-9000.

Road work projects for week announced

The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced road projects for this week.

For information on the following projects, contact Carroll County Bureau of Engineering at 410-386-2171:

Inlet repair and grade adjustment: Virginia Dare subdivision streets.

Inlet repair: Village Green Estates, Village Green Drive; Valley Hill Farms subdivision streets.

Storm drain installation: Gorsuch Road and Center Street roundabout.

Closed for reconstruction (local traffic only): Obrecht Road from White Rock Road to Route 97.

Closed for bridge reconstruction: Stoney Lane and Freter Road (at the bridge) between Old Liberty Road and Buckhorn Road.

For information on the projects below, contact Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations at 410-386-6717.

Paving: Hollenberry Road from Obrecht Road to the end.

Prayer in the Park for new school year

The seventh Prayer in the Park will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster City Park, off Longwell Avenue.

This evening of praise, worship and prayer for the students and educators of Carroll County as they prepare for the new school year will feature the theme "Press On.".

Concession stands and information booths run by local non-profit groups will be open. Participants should take a blanket or lawn chairs. The event is free and all are welcome.

Information: 410-876-8714.

Historical Society plans gala barn dance

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its 65th anniversary gala barn dance and country dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Terra Rubra Farm in Keymar.

The evening will feature country dance lessons, music, auctions and food. Dress is creative country.

Terra Rubra is the birthplace of Francis Scott Key. The house, just off Keysville-Bruceville Road, has been renovated to its period decor when Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner. Reservations and tickets are required.

Information: 410-848-6494.

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