Carroll Digest

CARROLL DIGEST

October 23, 2005

Public meetings on comprehensive plan

Carroll County has scheduled grassroots gatherings for residents to get involved in the comprehensive plan.

The Pathways Web site (carrollpathways.org) includes a calendar of community meetings associated with the plan. Agendas for the meetings are available by clicking on the specific community meeting on the "Calendar" section of the Web site.

All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. This week's meetings include:

Freedom: tomorrow, Century High School media center.

New Windsor: 7 p.m. tomorrow, New Windsor Middle School media center.

McKinstry's Mill/Linwood/Marston: 7 p.m. tomorrow, Linwood Brethren Church, 575 McKinstry's Mill Road.

Pleasant Valley/Frizzellburg/Mayberry/Tyrone: tomorrow, Emmanuel (Baust) United Church of Christ parish hall, 2940 Old Taneytown Road.

Mount Airy: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Airy Public Library.

Harney/Starner's Dam: Wednesday, Harney fire hall.

Lineboro/Alesia/Millers/Melrose/Maple Grove: Wednesday, Lazarus Union Church, 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro.

Information: 410-386-2145.

County gets its first water tank for fires

The Carroll County commissioners will dedicate the county's first regional fire-protection water tank during a demonstration at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Keysville.

Firefighters from Taneytown will connect a fire engine to the 30,000-gallon fiberglass tank to demonstrate the way they can obtain the water to battle blazes in the Keysville area west of Route 194.

The tank cost $82,782. Also at the event will be members of the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association and the Regional Fire Protection Committee.

The site is about two miles down Keysville-Bruceville Road off Route 194.

Information: 410-386-2298.

Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Tour

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc. is sponsoring an educational Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Tour for clergy and pastoral care providers in response to a need identified by Carroll's faith community.

The tour will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 and will provide a firsthand look inside Carroll's premier cancer diagnosis and treatment facilities.

While touring specialty units at Carroll Hospital Center and the Carroll County Cancer Center, common processes and procedures such as chemotherapy and radiation treatment will be explained.

Registration is required by Oct. 31. Information: 410-876-4973.

County newsletter is named `superior'

The Carroll County Department of Economic Development's summer 2005 newsletter Business Expansion Issue has been named "superior/best of category" by the Northeastern Economic Developers Association as part of its 2005 Literature & Promotions Competition.

The association comprises economic development organizations from Maine to Maryland and east of Ohio. The award recognizes the best work in the profession, said Eric Anderson, the association's executive director.

"We are always happy to showcase our local business success stories, and this business expansion issue again shows that Carroll is a vibrant business destination," said the county's economic development director, Larry Twele.

Civil Air Patrol starts Web site

The Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has a new Web site, mdcap.org/.

The site was designed and developed by Maj. Christian Ready of Westminster, the wing's information technology officer. "Civil Air Patrol Today," the wing's syndicated radio program, is available as part of the site. The CAP has about 1,300 members in Maryland.

An advanced calendar system allows wing, group, and squadron events to be viewed simultaneously. Squadron commanders and other personnel can add information on the calendar.

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