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January 7, 2012
It was showdown time on the strip Saturday afternoon when Girl Scout Community 80 in Harford County held its Pinewood Derby. About 180 girls and their fathers gathered at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene for the derby. The colorful cars were built by the girls with the help of their fathers.
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January 7, 2012
It was showdown time on the strip Saturday afternoon when Girl Scout Community 80 in Harford County held its Pinewood Derby. About 180 girls and their fathers gathered at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene for the derby. The colorful cars were built by the girls with the help of their fathers.
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NEWS
By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 23, 1995
THIS IS MY FIRST column for The Sun, and I am excited about becoming the southwest Carroll correspondent. I hope to be able to carry on Kathy Sutphin's tradition of bringing you the community news and goings-on in an interesting and informative manner.The Mount Airy area has been my home for nine years now, and I can't imagine living anywhere other than Carroll County. I've written a community column for the past three years for a local weekly paper. I would like to hear from all the community $H organizations, churches, schools and civic groups in the southwest area, so please feel free to contact me with your group's announcements and information.
NEWS
By PETER JENSEN | March 4, 2006
The first three months of the year are too cold for camping - at least by middle-age parent standards - so Cub Scouts often devote this time of year to the Pinewood Derby. This is not to be confused with the Akron, Ohio, Soapbox Derby, where youngsters get behind the wheel of gravity-driven cars. In Pinewood Derby, kids are asked to carve model racing cars out of 7-inch blocks of pine to run on an inclined track. It's safer - and very popular. Cub Scouts have been building these cars for more than a half-century.
NEWS
By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 1, 2000
FREEZING WEATHER, icy sidewalks and unplowed roads couldn't stop the excitement of Cub Pack 115's annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday afternoon. Luckily, the racecourse was set up indoors. The Crofton Woods Elementary School gymnasium provided warmth and a nice, dry place for more than 90 Scouts and their families to test the result of months of hard work fine-tuning their wooden speedsters. Each car began as a plain block of pine. Boys and their parents spent hours planning how to build their cars, make them look good and go fast.
NEWS
By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 2, 1996
CUB SCOUT Pack 663, sponsored by American Legion Post jTC 276, celebrated the holiday season at its recent pack party. Scouts received a candy cane and a Pinewood Derby car kit. Bradley Clark received his Bear Badge and Chuck Snyder was awarded his Whitling Chip. The pack will hold a Pinewood Derby in January.Information: Linda Fonteneau, (301) 813-3115.Beginning with breakfastThe Knights of Columbus will kick off the 1996 calendar of events with its first breakfast of the year from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.
NEWS
By Andrew Ratner | March 16, 1996
MY DAY OF reckoning is here: Today's ''Pinewood Derby'' of Cub Scout Pack 973.Of the various challenges served up by parenting, this one unnerves me greatly.The annual derby is a series of short races along an inclined track between miniature wooden cars, built by scouts and their parents. It is meant to be fun. And no one shames the losers least of all my 8-year-old boy, who was just as happy to zoom his ''blue bomber'' across the checkerboard linoleum of a school cafeteria after his entry lost last year.
NEWS
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 1996
THE FARM came to the shopping mall Friday and Saturday with the annual Ag Days at Carrolltown Center. Exhibits and events celebrated farm life and gave a taste of life on the farm.The action was fast, furious and at times tasty as participants squared off at ice cream churns and joined a toy tractor pull.The churners put muscle and flavor into the making of ice cream. Girls from the Carroll County 4-H Dairy Club took first place for their peach ice cream. Boys of the club landed in third place with a frozen confection made from blackberries.
NEWS
By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1995
Tommy Taylor has more than 60 kids out to beat him.The 10-year-old Pasadena Cub Scout from Fort Smallwood Elementary School has won first place for two years in the Scouts' annual Pinewood Derby race. This weekend, he'll have to defend his title."I want to beat him bad," said Richard Cress Jr., another 10-year-old Scout. "I want to get first place."The competition for Cub Scout Pack 785 begins 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Venice on the Bay Community Center on Arundel Road. Students will weigh in their cars and await the 11 a.m. race.
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By Diane B. Mikulis and Diane B. Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 27, 2000
JIMMY MILLER, 11, winner of his Cub Scout Pack's Pinewood Derby, credits his success to "a little luck." Then again, maybe it was because of a special part Jimmy used to build his car -- a bolt that once belonged to his grandfather, John Miller, who died in 1965. Jim Miller, Jimmy's father, was a baby at the time. As a Scout in Pack 762, Jimmy entered his car in the Pinewood Derby on Jan. 8, held at the Howard County Fairgrounds. The event is a longtime Cub Scout tradition in which Scouts race handmade wooden cars on a 32-foot inclined track.
NEWS
By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 1, 2000
FREEZING WEATHER, icy sidewalks and unplowed roads couldn't stop the excitement of Cub Pack 115's annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday afternoon. Luckily, the racecourse was set up indoors. The Crofton Woods Elementary School gymnasium provided warmth and a nice, dry place for more than 90 Scouts and their families to test the result of months of hard work fine-tuning their wooden speedsters. Each car began as a plain block of pine. Boys and their parents spent hours planning how to build their cars, make them look good and go fast.
NEWS
By Diane B. Mikulis and Diane B. Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 27, 2000
JIMMY MILLER, 11, winner of his Cub Scout Pack's Pinewood Derby, credits his success to "a little luck." Then again, maybe it was because of a special part Jimmy used to build his car -- a bolt that once belonged to his grandfather, John Miller, who died in 1965. Jim Miller, Jimmy's father, was a baby at the time. As a Scout in Pack 762, Jimmy entered his car in the Pinewood Derby on Jan. 8, held at the Howard County Fairgrounds. The event is a longtime Cub Scout tradition in which Scouts race handmade wooden cars on a 32-foot inclined track.
NEWS
By Diane Mikulis and Diane Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 4, 1999
ANTON DeCESARE, 9, is establishing a reputation as a successful race-car designer. For the second year in a row, he placed first in his Cub Scout pack's Pinewood Derby."
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1998
Competitive car racing has never ranked among my top, oh, 5,000 interests. But now, when March arrives, bright little cars with saucy stripes and sleek contours start popping wheelies in my mind.It's Pinewood Derby season.If you're not a parent of one of the hundreds of thousands of Cub Scouts who take part in this 45-year-old annual ritual, those words are probably meaningless. But for those who know how to turn a 7-by-2-inch pine block, four plastic wheels and four finishing nails into a lean, mean gravity-using machine, Derby season means feverish preparation, strategizing and unbearable anticipation.
NEWS
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 1996
THE FARM came to the shopping mall Friday and Saturday with the annual Ag Days at Carrolltown Center. Exhibits and events celebrated farm life and gave a taste of life on the farm.The action was fast, furious and at times tasty as participants squared off at ice cream churns and joined a toy tractor pull.The churners put muscle and flavor into the making of ice cream. Girls from the Carroll County 4-H Dairy Club took first place for their peach ice cream. Boys of the club landed in third place with a frozen confection made from blackberries.
NEWS
By Andrew Ratner | March 16, 1996
MY DAY OF reckoning is here: Today's ''Pinewood Derby'' of Cub Scout Pack 973.Of the various challenges served up by parenting, this one unnerves me greatly.The annual derby is a series of short races along an inclined track between miniature wooden cars, built by scouts and their parents. It is meant to be fun. And no one shames the losers least of all my 8-year-old boy, who was just as happy to zoom his ''blue bomber'' across the checkerboard linoleum of a school cafeteria after his entry lost last year.
NEWS
By Diane Mikulis and Diane Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 4, 1999
ANTON DeCESARE, 9, is establishing a reputation as a successful race-car designer. For the second year in a row, he placed first in his Cub Scout pack's Pinewood Derby."
NEWS
By PETER JENSEN | March 4, 2006
The first three months of the year are too cold for camping - at least by middle-age parent standards - so Cub Scouts often devote this time of year to the Pinewood Derby. This is not to be confused with the Akron, Ohio, Soapbox Derby, where youngsters get behind the wheel of gravity-driven cars. In Pinewood Derby, kids are asked to carve model racing cars out of 7-inch blocks of pine to run on an inclined track. It's safer - and very popular. Cub Scouts have been building these cars for more than a half-century.
NEWS
By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 2, 1996
CUB SCOUT Pack 663, sponsored by American Legion Post jTC 276, celebrated the holiday season at its recent pack party. Scouts received a candy cane and a Pinewood Derby car kit. Bradley Clark received his Bear Badge and Chuck Snyder was awarded his Whitling Chip. The pack will hold a Pinewood Derby in January.Information: Linda Fonteneau, (301) 813-3115.Beginning with breakfastThe Knights of Columbus will kick off the 1996 calendar of events with its first breakfast of the year from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.
NEWS
By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 23, 1995
THIS IS MY FIRST column for The Sun, and I am excited about becoming the southwest Carroll correspondent. I hope to be able to carry on Kathy Sutphin's tradition of bringing you the community news and goings-on in an interesting and informative manner.The Mount Airy area has been my home for nine years now, and I can't imagine living anywhere other than Carroll County. I've written a community column for the past three years for a local weekly paper. I would like to hear from all the community $H organizations, churches, schools and civic groups in the southwest area, so please feel free to contact me with your group's announcements and information.
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