Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

September 05, 2004

Labor Day closings include government offices, schools

Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for Labor Day.

The northern landfill, the recycling center, county public libraries, schools and senior centers also will be closed.

Road projects set for this week

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

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

Paving: Kimberly Drive from Roop Road to the cul-de-sac.

Patching: Brehm Road from Old Manchester Road to Gorsuch Road.

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

Inlet repair: 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.

Retired federal workers to meet at restaurant

The Carroll County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Cactus Willie's in 140 Village Center, Westminster.

Catherine Baty, curator of collections at the Historical Society of Carroll County, will discuss "Westminster During Gettysburg."

The public is invited, and new members are welcome. For membership information, call Jim Barnett at 410-876-6208.

Information: 410-795-3625.

Democratic club to meet Sept. 13 in Westminster

The Carroll County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Frisco Family Pub in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center on Englar Road, Westminster.

Corynne Courpas, a delegate, and Scott Markle, a volunteer, will give reports on the National Democratic Convention. Visitors are invited to come early for an informal dinner before the program.

The club has sent mailings to Democratic households in the county and has received positive responses from more than 300 Democrats wanting to volunteer for this fall's campaign.

The club also has signs, bumper stickers and buttons for those wanting them.

Information: 410-876-6201 before 7 p.m.; or e-mail to carroll democraticclub@earthlink.net.

Antiques appraiser to speak on Uniontown

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box lunch talk at noon Sept. 14 at American Legion Carroll Post 31, Green and Sycamore streets in Westminster.

The village of Uniontown has been home through the years to a variety of talented craftspeople whose work still survives. Antiques appraiser and historian C. Robert Harrison will review the lives and work of those artists.

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

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

Information: 410-848-6494.

County to auction vehicles, other items

Wolfe Industrial Auctions Inc. will conduct an auction at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 for Carroll County Government and Carroll County Board of Education surplus items.

The auction will be held at the former Kessler Building at 191 Schaffer Ave., Westminster. All items will be sold on an "as is" basis.

Available vehicles will include two 1996 Ford 12 passenger vans; 1994 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4 x 4; 1993 Ford 3/4 ton F250 pickup; 1987 Ford pickup; three 1995 Ford Crown Victorias; 1995 Dodge Neon; plus several other vehicles.

Miscellaneous items will include two large commercial three phase heat pumps; Kohler generator, approximately 30-kilowatt diesel; Onan generator, approximately 7 kilowatt with transfer switch and charger; four large 20 horsepower commercial motors with pumps; slate pool table (disassembled); 4-foot by 8-foot honeycomb pool table; two 8-foot by 10-foot gates; drop in lights(2-foot by 2-foot and 2-foot by 4-foot); metal shelving; office chairs and desks; Mita copiers; counters, stools, overhead projectors, partitions and room dividers; blue print copiers; and many other items.

Complete payment must be made on the day of sale with cash or a cashier's check. Personal or company checks will be accepted only if accompanied by a Current Bank Letter of Guaranteed Payment.

Items must be removed on sale day with the exception of very large items, which must be removed the following day between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Information: 410-386-2181.

Tourism office readies calendar of events

The Carroll County Tourism Office is preparing the Tourism Calendar of Events for 2005.

The calendar will cover events from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 and inclusion is free of charge. The tourism office will print and distribute 100,000 copies around the county and state.

Organizations are invited to submit information about their 2005 activities. To be included in the calendar, events must take place in Carroll County, be a tourism-related event and draw at least 300 people.

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