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May 5, 1991
The Tourism Office is run by the county government as part of the Department of Public Information and Tourism.Charged with the responsibility of promoting Carroll County as a tourism destination, the office focuses both on the individual and the group markets.The individual and family market is the target for the current advertising campaign, which won the coveted award for best tourism advertising campaign at the 1989 Maryland Governor's Tourism Conference.Additionally, a variety of brochures are produced by the office toprovide easy access to information needed by the traveler.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 4, 2014
Harford County's fifth annual Restaurant Week started Monday and will run through June 14, offering all kinds of valuable dining experiences around the county at a fraction of the normal cost. During Restaurant Week participating eateries are offering prix fixe (price fixed) menus consisting of three-course meals starting at $20.14 plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Limited service restaurants may offer other special values. Numerous restaurants are participating this year, and you can view their menu selections at http://www.harfordmd.com/harford-county-event-restaurant-week . In past years, thousands of county residents have taken advantage of the special values offered during Restaurant Week, which is sponsored by the Harford County offices of Economic Development and Tourism.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | November 2, 1993
Carroll County's office of tourism is applying for three state grants to help pay the advertising costs for certain events, director Joan Meekins told the county commissioners yesterday."
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By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com | December 24, 2013
Veteran Ellicott City community volunteer Ed Lilley announced Saturday that he would be resigning his post as Welcome Center manager for Howard County Tourism, effective immediately. "After 44 years on Main Street this has been one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make," Lilley wrote in an email. He has been a familiar face in Ellicott City's historic district since 1969, when he started work at an insurance agency with his father. From 1987 to 2001, he owned a year-round Christmas shop on Main Street called The Christmas Company.
NEWS
May 15, 1994
The Wicomico County Tourism Office is planning to build a Convention and Visitors' Bureau and Tourism Office at Leonard's Hill Pond in Salisbury next year, to offer information about vacation spots everywhere in Maryland.Each year, more than 12 million cars arrive in Salisbury and travel down U.S. 13, past Leonard's Mill Pond, so the location is perfect, says Lewis Carman, tourism director."Salisbury is a great day trip from Ocean City," Mr. Carman says. "We are the geographic center of this region, so within 30 or 40 minutes we can offer a variety of trips -- to Ocean City, Smith Island, the Salisbury Zoo or the Ward Foundation," he says.
NEWS
September 10, 2006
The Carroll County Office of Public Safety Support Services and Carroll County Health Department will hold a workshop for residents with special needs and their caregivers on how to prepare for emergencies from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Kristin Cox, secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities, will open the workshop. The event is geared toward individuals who face challenges, such as evacuating a wheelchair user or obtaining prescription medicine during a blizzard.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1996
In the next two years, Howard County business leaders say they want to see a major growth spurt in Howard County's infant tourism industry -- and are counting on the Ellicott City-based tourism office to lead the way.That office, recently relocated to the basement of the Post Office building on Main Street, is supposed to help Howard pull in a heftier chunk of the state's $5.9 billion tourism industry.For it to succeed, however, the county will have to make a bigger investment in promoting the tourism industry, which amounts to an estimated $119 million benefit to the local economy, said Karen Justice, executive director of the Tourism Council.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1996
In the next two years, Howard County business leaders say they want to see a major growth spurt in the county's infant tourism industry -- and are counting on the Ellicott City-based tourism office to lead the way.That office, recently relocated to the basement of the Post Office building on Main Street, is supposed to help Howard pull in a heftier chunk of the state's $5.9 billion tourism industry.For it to succeed, however, the county will have to make a bigger investment in promoting the tourism industry, which amounts to an estimated $119 million benefit to the local economy, said Karen Justice, executive director of the Tourism Council.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2004
Carroll County offers visitors and residents of all ages a variety of historical sites and contemporary activities they can attend year-round. From the Carroll County Farm Museum and Union Mills Homestead to the Carroll County Arts Council and Piney Run Park, there is something for everyone. Activities abound, from church dinners, art exhibits and family film shows to firemen's carnivals, strawberry festivals and Christmas house tours and craft shows. It is the job of Barbara Beverungen and Heather Johnson - manager and marketing assistant, respectively, at the Carroll County Tourism Office - to promote the attractions and events.
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By ELLIE BAUBLITZ and ELLIE BAUBLITZ,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2006
Carroll County thrives on its historical and tourist industry, which offers a variety of activities for all ages and interests, from the Carroll County Farm Museum's events, town festivals and the Danele Shipley Arena, to the Carroll Arts Center, firemen's carnivals and farmers' markets. Barbara Beverungen is manager of the Carroll County Office of Tourism and is responsible for promoting the county's tourist sites and activities, which the office publishes in an annual calendar. The tourism office operates a visitors center at 210 E. Main St., Westminster, at the Historical Society of Carroll County.
EXPLORE
April 19, 2012
Editor: I am Dave Glenn and I am really excited for the opportunity to run for the Havre de Grace City Council in the city I am so proud to call my home. Let me first introduce you to the candidate. I have been a resident of Havre de Grace since 1967. I have been happily married to the former Terri Culley for the last 29 years. I have two children: Kellie, a trauma nurse at Christiana Hospital and Shawn, who is serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. I am a proud graduate of Havre de Grace High School (class of 1975)
EXPLORE
June 2, 2011
Maryland's Gov. Warfield made the pages of the Times that week because he wanted to honor "young men who espoused the Southern cause in the Civil War" with a monument and stated so in a letter to the Ellicott City Times . "The Times has received the letter published below from Gov. Warfield, who has started the very proper movement to honor the brave young men of the county who left their homes and fortunes in the early sixties to...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
A move from Towson Town Center into rent-free space in downtown Towson next month promises to make the county's tourism office more visible, but officials are eyeing another relocation to an even more prominent location eventually - the Hampton National Historic Site. The agency's storefront visitor center on the mall's ground floor costs $1,000 a month to lease and rarely drew more than 75 people a month. A tourism advisory council, appointed earlier this year, strongly recommended a more visible location.
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By Janene Holzberg | January 11, 2008
The scent of printer's ink fills the minuscule lobby of Howard County Tourism Inc., where an overflowing rack of information guides greets visitors to the basement office in the old Ellicott City Post Office on Main Street. The hot-off-the-press, "Howard County Wildlife Driving Tour" guide is making its presence known among the brochures with a pungent aroma only the staff could love. "When the guides arrived, a staff member called me and said, `They're here, and they smell great!'" recounts Executive Director Rachelina Bonacci with a contagious laugh.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,sun reporter | July 6, 2007
The woman in charge of marketing Baltimore as a tourist destination is taking the reins of the Maryland Office of Tourism, the state said yesterday. Margot Amelia, who will step into the executive director role Monday, spent three years at the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association. Before that, while at a local advertising agency, she coordinated the marketing for a hotel chain.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun reporter | June 3, 2007
Carroll County thrives on its historical attractions and tourism. Barbara Beverungen is manager of the Carroll County Office of Tourism and is responsible for promoting the county's tourist sites and activities, which the office publishes in an annual calendar of events. The tourism office operates a visitors center at 210 E. Main St., Westminster, at the Historical Society of Carroll County. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, except for major holidays.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun reporter | June 3, 2007
Carroll County thrives on its historical attractions and tourism. Barbara Beverungen is manager of the Carroll County Office of Tourism and is responsible for promoting the county's tourist sites and activities, which the office publishes in an annual calendar of events. The tourism office operates a visitors center at 210 E. Main St., Westminster, at the Historical Society of Carroll County. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, except for major holidays.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2001
Increases in funds are needed now for Carroll County's economic development and tourism efforts, according to Jack Lyburn, Carroll's director of economic development, which promotes the county to prospective businesses. Lyburn is seeking a $50,000 increase in his marketing and tourism budgets from the Carroll County Board of Commissioners. "Our numbers are fine, but we need more money to go out" and try to attract visitors and new companies to Carroll, Lyburn said at a meeting of the county's economic development commission yesterday.
NEWS
September 10, 2006
The Carroll County Office of Public Safety Support Services and Carroll County Health Department will hold a workshop for residents with special needs and their caregivers on how to prepare for emergencies from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Kristin Cox, secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities, will open the workshop. The event is geared toward individuals who face challenges, such as evacuating a wheelchair user or obtaining prescription medicine during a blizzard.
NEWS
By ELLIE BAUBLITZ and ELLIE BAUBLITZ,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2006
Carroll County thrives on its historical and tourist industry, which offers a variety of activities for all ages and interests, from the Carroll County Farm Museum's events, town festivals and the Danele Shipley Arena, to the Carroll Arts Center, firemen's carnivals and farmers' markets. Barbara Beverungen is manager of the Carroll County Office of Tourism and is responsible for promoting the county's tourist sites and activities, which the office publishes in an annual calendar. The tourism office operates a visitors center at 210 E. Main St., Westminster, at the Historical Society of Carroll County.
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