Carroll Digest


July 10, 2005

Farmers' market geared to WIC coupon recipients

The Carroll County Health Department Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, with the Carroll County Department of Economic Development, will hold a farmers' market tomorrow.

The market will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in a designated lot behind the Health Department and will coincide with the distribution of the WIC coupon checks for the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

Carroll County farms will have stands to sell fruits and vegetables. The market will be open to the public and will accept coupon checks from both the WIC program and the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.

The goal of the market is to allow primarily WIC clients a chance to become familiar with the farmers selling goods and the concept of the WIC nutrition services, and to increase the redemption rates for WIC coupons.

The Health Department is at 290 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-876-4899 or 410-386-2070.

Deputy State Fire Marshal McGhee honored for work

Deputy State Fire Marshal K. Arthur "Mac" McGhee has been named the Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year for the regional office that covers Carroll, Howard and Frederick counties.

McGhee was cited for exceptional success and high closure rate in arson investigations, as well as outstanding performance in enforcing the state's fire prevention code.

He also took on extra assignments in addition to code enforcement in the state's regional correctional facilities. McGhee has been with the state fire marshal's office for nine years.

As regional fire marshal, McGhee was a nominee for the statewide award.

State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard announced the award at the Maryland State Firemen's Association annual convention in Ocean City.

Digital camera use topic of tech council's TV show

Carroll Technology Council has produced a summer 2005 Technically Correct television show featuring "Digital Camera Know-How" that is airing on Community Media Center's Channel 19.

The feature segment was filmed at the Westminster Office Depot, where staff showcased a variety of digital camera equipment.

Office Depot also donated a Canon Power Shot A400 Digital Camera for the show's first trivia contest, which viewers can enter online at Viewers must watch the show for the correct answer to the question.

Other segments include:

Bob Young from America's Remote Help Desk and Nick Geier from Tier One Technology Partners discussing the best way to protect a personal computer from spyware and ad-ware, and the use of digital storage media, respectively.

BCRS K-9 Mold Detection, where Steve Yerger and his trained mold dog, Bear, demonstrate how molds can be detected to prevent serious health conditions.

Marc Seidler of the Computer Doctor explaining the Tech Council's adviser program.

The show will air through July at 9 p.m. Sundays, 9:30 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Information: 443-244-1262.

Hospice names Gambino director of development

Carroll Hospice has hired Jennifer Gambino of Taneytown for the newly created position of director of development.

She previously was director of annual giving for Sheppard Pratt Health System and is the former assistant director of special events at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Gambino graduated magna cum laude from Towson University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in music and a minor in English. She is on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Maryland chapter.

Carroll Hospice is a nonprofit organization providing end-of-life care to the terminally ill in the community.

Nominees sought for state's `Most Beautiful' volunteer

The Maryland's Most Beautiful People Volunteer Awards is seeking nominees for the 19th annual awards.

Coordinated by the Maryland You Are Beautiful program and Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, the awards recognize individuals who give of themselves to better life for everyone in the state.

This year's theme is "The Power of One," celebrating the impact that one volunteer or group can have on a community.

Carroll County is soliciting local nominations for a representative to attend the state ceremony in Annapolis in November.

Nomination forms are available at all Carroll County Public Library branches, County Office Building, Carroll County Department of Citizen Services (10 Distillery Drive, Westminster), and other locations.

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 12.

Information: 410-386-3610.

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