Carroll Digest


September 26, 2004

County Public Works announces planned road work for week

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

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

Patching: Hook Road from Route 97 to Arnold Road.

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

Storm drain installation: Gorsuch Road and Center Street roundabout, Penn Hill Road in Valley Hill Farms.

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.

Paving: Alesia-Lineboro Road/Church Street, Alesia Road, Schalk Road No. 1.

Political forum slated for Thursday at McDaniel

The Concord Coalition will present a political forum on campaign issues that are not being addressed from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursday in McDaniel Lounge at McDaniel College.

The coalition's director of legislative affairs, Corey Davison, will discuss "What Bush and Kerry Won't Tell You -- The Neglected Issues of 2004."

The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization chaired by former senators Warren B. Rudman, a New Hampshire Republican, and Bob Kerrey, a Nebraska Democrat.

The group does not endorse, support or oppose candidates for political office or political parties.

The coalition is participating in forums across the country on economic issues and questions about the budget, Social Security and Medicare.

The McDaniel Political Science and International Studies Department is sponsoring the forum.

Information: 410-857-2293.

Historical Society sets antiques appraisal day

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its fourth annual Antiques Appraisal Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Best Western Conference Center in Westminster.

A panel of certified appraisers and nationally recognized experts will offer verbal appraisals of and insights into antiques and heirlooms, from jewelry to arts and crafts to furnishings.

Participants are encouraged to bring as many items as they wish for appraisal. The cost is $15 for the first item and $5 for each additional piece. Sets of objects, such as a tea service, will be charged as one item.

For large pieces of furniture, a drawer, photographs, measurements and notes about the item should be brought.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Demonstration against abortion scheduled

Carroll ministers, priests, church members, youth groups and others who oppose abortion will gather at the 13th annual Carroll County Life Chain Hour of Prayer on Oct. 3.

The hour-long chain will be held rain or shine at three locations:

Eldersburg: 2 p.m. at 351 Liberty Road, in front of South Carroll Church of the Nazarene, just east of White Rock Road. Information: The Rev. Joseph Ward, 410-795-0178.

Taneytown: 2:30 p.m. at Baltimore and York streets. Information: Vincent Perticone, 410-751-1712.

Westminster: 3:30 p.m. at Route 140 at Sullivan and Wimert roads. Information: Joanne Bohli, 410-876-7984.

Businesses launch United Way campaign

Volunteers from local businesses recently helped launch the United Way's annual Carroll County campaign by helping nonprofit organizations with projects in the area.

This year's campaign goal is $260,000.

Projects that volunteers worked on during the United Way's "Day of Caring" included a crew from New Windsor State Bank cleaning the vans at CHANGE Inc., T. Rowe Price employees reading to children, and employees of Marada Industries collecting items for the Carroll Child Care Centers. Staff from Westminster government helped Carroll Lutheran Village residents bake goodies for a fund-raising auction.

Shepherd's Staff received help from Carroll County government and United Way Community Partnership of Carroll County in packaging items to sell and sorting school supplies for needy children, and a team from BB&T bank waterproofed the deck and other outdoor equipment at one of Flying Colors of Success' facilities.

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