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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1998
The toy trains pulling 12-hour shifts at the Westminster Wal-Mart will have to speed up if they're to deliver the Christmas freight sought by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.The Taneytown church is hoping the trains will raise $7,500 in a raffle to benefit Carroll County Food Sunday, a Westminster food bank.A similar Advent raffle last year netted $6,125 for Food Sunday -- enough to pay for a year's supply of milk for the 450 children served by the food bank each week.But this year, ticket sales for the church's "Advent Train Garden" have been slow.
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Susan Reimer | November 18, 2013
Table scraps aren't destined for the garbage disposal any more. At least not in Howard County, where executive Ken Ulman spent Friday morning delivering giant green bins to homeowners around Clarksville who signed on to recycle their kitchen waste so the county can turn it into compost at its new Alpha Ridge landfill. "They do this all over the West Coast," said Mr. Ulman, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. "There is no reason why we can't do this in Howard County.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1997
Representatives from two of Carroll's largest nonprofit agencies asked the County Commissioners yesterday to resolve dispute over use of a county-owned office building in Westminster.Human Services Programs Inc., which shares with Carroll County Food Sunday the space it leases for $1 a year in the Barrel House building, has asked the food bank to move out by spring to accommodate new programs' staff members.Officials of Carroll County Food Sunday say their operation, which serves up to 900 people a week, would be jeopardized if forced to leave the centrally located site at Route 27 and Distillery Drive.
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July 23, 2013
Baltimore County is poised to pass laws to keep food trucks from operating within 300 feet of restaurants ("Balt. Co. Planning Board passes new food truck laws," July 18). That would be a mistake. Food trucks create jobs, serve delicious food to happy customers and provide "eyes on the street" that keep neighborhoods safe. Further, establishing proximity restrictions between food trucks and restaurants is unconstitutional. Protecting businesses from competition is not a legitimate use of government power, which is why the Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, challenges these regulations nationwide.
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September 6, 1995
Many thanks to the people who contributed food or money to Carroll County Food Sunday on behalf of The Evening Sun or Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett's chal lenge to this newspaper to collect food for the local food bank produced two truckloads of groceries and canned goods and several very generous checks.The cans and money will supplement Carroll County Food Sunday's efforts to feed those in the county who are having trouble feeding themselves.As part of his effort to demonstrate that private philanthropy is capable of taking care of the county's -- and, for that matter, the nation's -- needy, Mr. Bartlett's office helped to arrange the delivery of two tractor-trailer loads of canned food from Feed the Children, an Oklahoma City-based organization that is part of the Larry Jones International Ministries.
NEWS
August 11, 1996
1st full-service bank branch opens in county food storeFarmers & Merchants Bank of Fowblesburg recently held an opening ceremony for its newest branch at Festival Foods in Hampstead.It is the first full-service bank branch in a county food store.The opening featured account specials, raffles and giveaways.Developer opens last phase of Finksburg subdivisionThe Community of Beaver Creek Estates in Finksburg is opening its final phase of home sites for custom building.The 105-home community offers 20 lots of 2 or more acres in its final phase.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1997
The County Commissioners say Carroll County Food Sunday may remain in a county-owned building in downtown Westminster, ending a dispute with Human Services Programs that could have jeopardized the food bank's operation.Human Services Programs Inc., which shares with Carroll County Food Sunday the space it leases for $1 a year in the Barrel House at Route 27 and Distillery Drive, had asked the food bank to move out by spring to accommodate staff members for new programs."Food Sunday is very relieved to be able to continue to operate out of a location convenient to our clients," said Anna Rollins, chairwoman of the board of directors.
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By CINDY PARR | April 19, 1993
As a parent of 2.5 children (one 7, one 3 and one on the way), I find that kids, as Art Linkletter said, really do say the darndest things.But recently, I have found that kids DO the darndest things, too.Over the past several months, I've been watching the actions of several children who attend Sandymount Elementary School, where my 7-year-old daughter is a second-grader. Their desire and initiative to become involved locally in social issues at such an early age has been inspiring.For example, during the month of April, fourth-grade students Morgan Bernstein, Dyanna Parker and Chad Zimmerman have taken it upon themselves to conduct a canned food drive at the school to benefit Carroll County Food Sunday.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | February 21, 1994
Carroll County Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will join other metropolitan area Scouts on Saturday to distribute more than 300,000 plastic grocery bags to residents in the organization's seventh annual Scouting for Food drive for the hungry."
NEWS
November 4, 1996
WHEN CARROLL COUNTY Food Sunday recently found its cupboard nearly bare, caring people responded to that need with money, other donations and food collection drives. The community response to this 14-year-old food pantry was impressive enough to leverage a $2,000 grant from the Maryland Food Committee and the promise of $1,000 more by year's end.That was the good news for the non-profit volunteer agency, and for some 350 working poor families who depend on its weekly distributions of nutritious groceries to make ends meet.
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By Nikki Gamer | April 16, 2013
For some people, baking is an enjoyable pastime that often ends in a delicious dessert. But for Ellicott City resident Jackie Gonzalez-Feezer, baking is much more than that. Gonzalez-Feezer is a food blogger, whose website, La Casa de Sweets ( lacasadesweets.com ), is an entree to recipes, vibrant pictures of her creations and a place to connect and raise money for charity. “The whole point of the site is to join together baking and blogging for a cause,” she says. Her site is part gourmet delight, part meeting place for fellow baking enthusiasts.
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October 20, 2012
Turning bologna, dry milk and rolled oats into gourmet cuisine is the challenge behind a special fundraising dinner being held this week for the benefit of Carroll County Food Sunday. The dinner — dubbed "Off the Shelf" — will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at Carroll Lutheran Village, 300 St. Luke Circle, Westminster The retirement community's chef, Chris Spear, and his crew will use food pantry staples to create a gourmet meal, with proceeds raising money for Carroll County Food Sunday, the nonprofit that helps families in need throughout the county.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
He has built a mini-Taj Mahal, a fleet of small cars and a bay's worth of miniature lighthouses - even a dollhouse-size version of the balloon-lofted home from the animated movie "Up. " But Ed Witles' creations aren't models. They're mailboxes. Many of the wooden works go to a single nonprofit organization, typically after they've completed a two-week stint receiving mail in front of the Glen Burnie home of their builder. Witles, 88, a retired steamfitter, said his joy is in the construction.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
The owners of Kooper's Tavern , Katie and Patrick Russell, will open a Baltimore County location in Lutherville's Round Wood Shopping Center. The new location will be called Kooper's North . A new food truck, Woody's Taco Island , is also on its way. The Lutherville location was formerly the home of Roddy Domacasse's Restaurant Sabor, which closed suddenly last summer. The Russells will operate Kooper's North in a partnership with Miles Perman, according to Patrick Russell, who said that he hopes to have the new location open by Aug. 21. In addition to Kooper's Tavern, the Russells own the Thames Street properties Slainte Irish Pub and Woody's Rum Bar and Celie's Waterfront Inn. They also own Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon, the first truck in Baltimore's food-truck fleet.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2011
Restaurant weeks come and go. Already this year, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Annapolis have mounted successful winter dining promotions. Frederick is wrapping up its winter restaurant week Sunday. Talbot County is up next. Some two dozen restaurants, clustered mostly in Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels, will be offering fixed-price, two-course lunch ($20.11) and three-course dinner menus ($30.11) March 20-27. Participating restaurants include a few I've written about lately — the Robert Morris Inn and Brasserie Brightwell — and others I've been wanting to go down and try. What distinguishes this year's Talbot County's restaurant week is its glamorous March 27 closing event at the Tidewater Inn . "An Evening with Julie and Julia" will feature a pair of best-selling food writers, Julie Powell and Amanda Hesser.
NEWS
June 8, 2003
Frederick Keys tickets offered at TownMall TownMall of Westminster is holding a Father's Day promotion with the Frederick Keys through June 15. Shoppers who present $50 in receipts from mall merchants will receive two free Frederick Keys minor-league baseball tickets at the customer service counter. Tickets are limited to one pair per family while supplies last. Children can visit the mall with their fathers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday for a Father's Day event. Two Frederick Keys players and the team mascot Keyote will be on hand for autographs.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | August 13, 1995
Carroll's providers of emergency food and shelter say they have been struggling to meet an increased demand for their services this summer, a season when requests for help typically decline.In the past two months, the county's largest food bank, Carroll Food Sunday, has had some of its busiest weeks of the year. And the county's emergency overnight shelter has been operating at capacity throughout the summer."My concern is we're seeing lots of new faces showing up and donations are down," said Tom Canon, the food bank manager.
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By Rona S. Hirsch and Rona S. Hirsch,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 22, 2002
As Americans nationwide load their shopping carts with frozen turkeys and sweet potatoes, several Howard County congregations are gearing up for their own Thanksgiving traditions of holiday worship and providing food to the needy. "Thanksgiving is an opportunity to look at what we're thankful for, to look at all the gifts we've been given," said Rev. Harry Brunett of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood. "Gratitude and sharing are our responses." St. Andrew's will conduct a Thanksgiving service for its outreach ministry, Journeys Community, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia.
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By Susan Harpster and Susan Harpster,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 23, 2002
THE SHELVES are almost bare in the food pantry at Bethel Assembly of God in Savage. That is not good news for the 50 or so neighborhood families that rely on the church for regular donations of food. Bethel's congregation provides most of the food that the pantry distributes to needy Savage-area families. The Howard County Food Bank also contributes about 80 cases of canned goods to the pantry each year. The county food bank is administered by the Community Action Council, a nonprofit organization serving low-income county residents.
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