February 25, 2012
A movie, workshops and visits by several national Random House authors will all be part of the annual Random House Book Fair, to be held Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.. The book fair draws visitors of all ages to hear author presentations and obtain signings, buy discounted books, and participate in a silent auction and children's activities. A kick-off to the fair will be held Friday, March 2, from 1 to 5 p.m., when seniors are invited to take part in discounted book sales, workshops and exhibitors.
February 24, 2012
There was barely a whisper about God during a Carroll County-sponsored seminar Friday on the state constitution. The speaker was introduced as Pastor David Whitney to an audience of about 50 county employees in a lecture hall at Carroll Community College, but he made no attempt to proselytize. "I am honored to be with people who care about their country," said Whitney, the pastor of a Pasadena church who frequently lectures for the Institute on the Constitution. "I commend the county commissioners for having the foresight to offer you an opportunity to study the supreme law of the state.
February 17, 2012
Artwork by Carroll County Public Schools students will be featured at two exhibits in celebration of Youth Art Month in March. An exhibit of art by elementary and middle school students will be held from Feb. 23 to March 14, at the Carroll County Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Receptions will be held Thursday, March 1, and Thursday, March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public during the center's normal operating hours. Then, high school artwork will be on display from Feb. 27 through March 27, at the Langdon Gallery at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.
February 12, 2012
WESTMINSTER — The Board of County Commissioners announced this week that they'll reorganize the county's Department of Economic Development — and won't hire a replacement for former director Larry Twele, who resigned in July 2011. WESTMINSTER — The Board of County Commissioners announced on Feb. 9 that it will reorganize the county's Department of Economic Development — and won't hire a replacement for former director Larry Twele, who resigned in July 2011. On Feb. 9, the commissioners announced that instead of replacing Twele, who left to take a similar post in Howard County, the county will leave the directorship vacant and hire two administrators for the department — one to oversee day-to-day operations and be the coordinator of the new Carroll Business Path project; and other to be responsible for business retention and outreach.
December 4, 2011
As a member of Encore Community Music Association since its beginnings in 1995, Andrew Spang has played various instruments - and has even conducted the community band. This year, he's playing the French horn for the first time, and has the pleasure of sitting next to his son. "This is our first year doing it (together)," said Spang, of his 11-year-old, French horn playing son, Benjamin. "My daughter is in the string orchestra. This is her first year, too. It's really neat.
October 23, 2011
When Luke Fisher of Westminster graduated from high school five years ago, he had doubts that he could excel at a four-year school. He turned down an offer to attend Towson University and opted instead for Carroll Community College. Fisher would become editor of the campus newspaper and a peer mentor for first-year college students. He is set to graduate this spring with an associate's degree, and plans now to pursue his bachelor's degree. He's found a couple of area schools - including the University of Maryland and Hood College - that appear particularly eager to have him. "Their transfer advisers went above and beyond trying to get me to visit their campuses," said Fisher.