September 18, 2012
Bean, a 5-foot-7, 155-pound wide receiver, tied a state record with five touchdown catches in the No. 6 Owls' 49-14 victory at Linganore on Friday. His touchdowns went for 53, 52 and 4 yards as well as twice for 22 - all on passes from quarterback Deryk Kern. Bean totaled seven receptions for 188 yards against the Lancers. His five touchdown receptions tied the record set in 1993 by City's Dwight Banks. For the season, Bean has 16 receptions for 432 yards and seven touchdowns as the Owls are off to a 3-0 start.
June 24, 2011
John Houser III enjoyed his meal at Cafe Tuscany (formerly A Little Bit of Tuscany) more than he thought he would. He reports in his review that Cafe Tuscany was worth the one-hour drive. But, of course, Cafe Tuscany is in a lot of our readers' neck of the woods. Here's John on the shrimp picatta: "This recipe was run into the ground during the 1990s and became a culinary pariah. Here it is un-ironic and delicious, showing why it became popular in the first place. " I love that feeling of "OH, that's what this is supposed to be!
December 29, 2012
Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Guthrie will be the featured speaker at a Family Forum hosted by the CCPS Parent Guides group on Monday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Board of Education offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster. The topic will be "The Future of Carroll County Public Schools. " Light refreshments will be served, and child care and activities for children will be provided. Those attending are asked to RSVP before Jan. 3 by calling Pat Levroney at 410-386-1680, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
May 29, 2012
A 27-year-old Finksburg man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of stabbing another man in the middle of E. Main Street in Westminster on Monday, according to Westminster police. Frank Anthony Douma Jr., of the 1600 block of Deer Park Road in Finksburg, was arrested about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday without incident at his girlfriend's apartment, which is in the same 200 block of E. Main Street where the stabbing occurred, said Lt. Patrick Bassler, a police spokesman. Police had first responded to the block about 5 p.m. Monday after reports of a fight between five or six people, and found Jack Hohn, 37, stabbed in his left side in front of a Pizza Boli's restaurant, Bassler said.
December 7, 2011
For me and many of my old school friends, sport is not about efficiency, titles and "winning" but rather about fairness and appreciation of athletic ability and the effort it takes. Instilling those values in children, whether they go on to become athletes or not, is something most parents are challenged by. Having the Ravens' training camp in a small town is right for many reasons, the biggest being the opportunity it gives the team to engage children, especially those from families who can't afford game day at the stadium.
May 20, 2010
Defense contractor General Dynamics said Thursday that it expects to lay off 31 Westminster-based employees in July, a smaller second round of cuts after eliminating 80 jobs at the Carroll County operation earlier this month. The cuts hit workers in the robotics systems division. About 370 employees will remain after the newest layoffs. General Dynamics worked as a subcontractor on a job building mail sorters for the U.S. Postal Service, but that contract is finished, the company said.