September 8, 2012
Peggy Conrad vividly recalls attending the very first Maryland Wine Festival, held in September 1984, at the Shriver Homestead in Union Mills, on a whim. "I just heard about it and thought I would check it out and see how much I liked it," said Conrad, who worked for the county government for 31 years and is now retired. "I was not a big wine drinker back then. " Suffice it to say, it turned out that Conrad enjoyed that first festival quite a bit - and also ended up developing a fondness for white wines.
May 5, 1995
New Windsor has been overrun by progress. Once a sleepy farming town, it is now a hotbed of residential development. Like several other municipalities in Carroll County, New Windsor is bedeviled by the problems of an old town as well as those of a fast-growing suburb. Older sections need revitalization, while new subdivisions require additional sources of water and strain existing wastewater treatment capacity.For many years, New Windsor's town government operated on inertia. The election of Mayor Jack A. Gullo, Jr. two years ago has energized the government.
June 20, 1995
Something is not right when juveniles can vandalize a town for hours and nothing is done to stop them. Early on June 11, a band of kids rampaged through New Windsor, spray-painting cars, street signs and lampposts; breaking a window at a nearly completed middle school, and damaging bleachers and a portable toilet at the town park. When they were done, they had destroyed several thousand dollars' worth of property.Even though New Windsor, Carroll County's smallest incorporated municipality, appears to be the quintessential close-knit community, a small band of juveniles has systematically helped to ruin the town's civic life.
March 25, 2012
For the better part of two centuries, the stately circa-1804 Dielman Inn has been a dominant features of New Windsor's quiet Main Street and a centerpiece of the town's architectural and cultural heritage. But for nearly a decade, this cornerstone of New Windsor's historic district has stood vacant and dilapidated, ravaged by roof leaks, termites, occasional vandalism and general neglect. Those contrasting factors — the building's overriding historic importance and its precarious condition — have earned the Dielman Inn inclusion on Preservation Maryland's 2010 Endangered Maryland list.
November 17, 2012
Bob Nobles III plans to be a Santa's helper this year. He will distribute toys and other gifts to young people who come to the Kennedy Krieger Institute's upcoming Festival of Trees. But it won't be the first time that the New Windsor teenager has put a smile on someone else's face. Nobles, a junior at Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger High School, was chosen as the 2012 ambassador for the holiday gala known as Festival of Trees. Nobles, who has Asperger's Syndrome, is used to public appearances.
September 14, 1993
FIRE* New Windsor: Engines from the New Windsor station were dispatched to investigate an alarm sounding in a building on Cardinal Drive at 7:14 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 30 minutes.