May 26, 2013
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says a man suffered minor injuries on Saturday evening when he lost control of a motorcycle he was driving in Sykesville. According to the report, at about 7:29 p.m., deputies responded to the 800 block of Avonshire Court, Sykesville, for a reported motorcycle accident. Deputies learned the 53-year-old victim was operating the motorcycle without a helmet, when he came to an intersection and lost control of the motorcycle. He sustained minor injuries, but was taken to Shock Trauma as a precaution.
May 25, 2013
Adam Benson is a different kind of weekend warrior. A former Marine marksman whose career in the military was derailed by a serious motorcycle accident, Benson has turned what he thinks is a natural ability to shoot into potential reality television stardom. An architectural engineer by training, the 48-year-old Sykesville resident was among 16 to make the cut on History Channel's first season of "Top Shot", and he was brought back earlier this year to participate in the show's fifth edition as one of its All-Stars.
May 1, 2013
Some restaurants just feel comfortable. E.W. Beck's Pub is one of those places. From the food to the service, dinner at the restaurant is easy, fun and enjoyable. Scene A Sykesville staple since 1992, E.W. Beck's occupies a large building right on the town's charming Main Street. The restaurant includes a bar and tons of dining space - most of which was filled during our Thursday night visit. E.W. Beck's is popular, and rightfully so. Between the friendly, prompt service and well-prepared takes on classic American food, it's no surprise that locals keep the restaurant busy.
April 17, 2013
Redevelopment plans for Carrolltown Center will be unveiled at the next Town Hall meeting, hosted by Carroll County Commissioner Doug Howard. Dixon Harvey, of Black Oak Associates, will discuss plans and a timetable for the project at the meeting on Monday, April 22. "At long last, our community will see plans for the redevelopment of Carrolltowne Mall," Howard said in a press release. "This is an important milestone in our community and should be an exciting meeting. " The troubled shopping center at Liberty and Ridge roads has seen K-Mart and Sears anchor stores shuttered.
April 9, 2013
Norman W. Meekins, founder of a Baltimore County paving company who was also a World War II veteran, died Thursday from complications of an infection at Carroll Hospital Center. The Sykesville resident was 94. Born in Stevenson, Mr. Meekins moved in 1921 to Stevensville, where he grew up on his family's farm. After graduating from Stevensville High School, he moved to Baltimore, where he worked delivering ice for Melvin J. Burnham Co. He then took a job as a salesman for the Formstone division of Lasting Products.
April 7, 2013
Sunday 4/7 Easter eggs An Easter egg hunt will be held April 7, at 10 a.m., at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster. Face painting, crafts, magic tricks and more. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefiting Carroll Hospice. 410-871-7220. Lake explore Hike the underdeveloped side of Piney Run Lake, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, April 7, at 10 a.m. A water bottle and light snack will be provided. Cost is $7. 410-795-6043. Owl focus Learn about owls at Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Road, Sykesville, April 7, at 1 p.m. Dissect an owl pellet with tweezers, gloves and a magnifying glass.