Sunday, May 26, 2013
It's strawberry season at Baugher's in Westminster. Pick-your-own while they last.
Buying fruit has become a family outing at local pick-your-own farms that provide hay rides to the crops, containers for picking, and the ability to pick your own produce directly from the vine. Strawberries are typically the opening pick-your-own crop for local orchards, with Baugher's in Westminster being the first with ripe berries ready for picking. Baugher's Orchard, 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster Larriland Farms, 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine Rock Hill Orchard, 28600 Ridge Road, Mount Airy Find other pick-your-own orchards and farms in surrounding counties at www.pickyourown.org. The website also offers tips on picking fruit, canning and freezing. Know of other pick-your-own orchards around Carroll County? Tell us in comments.
Friday, May 24, 2013
This week’s featured piece of high-end real estate in Westminster is a brick colonial located on 18.5 scenic acres.
Would your family love a ‘charming home on 18.53 acres with gorgeous views and peaceful surroundings’? According to the listing at ziprealty.com this Colonial offers all this plus spacious living areas and a brick wood burning fireplace. Located at 2636 Stone Rd in Westminster this home includes 4-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms. The home resides in Silver Run Estates, sitting on Big Pipe Creek with its back to trees and provides the option for a subdivided lot. Other desirable features in the home include built-in bookshelves, a garage and large kitchen with a sliding door that provides access to an expansive rear deck. This home is listed with an asking price of $650,000 according to the listing. This home has no open houses scheduled …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Four local businesses are being recognized by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
Four Carroll County businesses are finalists for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Breakthrough Awards. In 2001, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, along with its local chamber and association partners, established a new program to recognize the excellence in innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit of Maryland’s small businesses, according to a news release. Renamed the Maryland Business Breakthrough Awards in 2013, the recognition is presented based on company size, growth and innovation, competitiveness in the market and contributions to the community, according to a news release. Here are the finalists: 1-10 Employees 11-50 Employees 51-200 Employees 200+ Employees Large Employer Partner in Business Join us on June 6…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
In the market for a new house? Just curious? Check out these recently listed homes for sale in Carroll County.
These videos of Carroll County homes for sale were recently uploaded to YouTube. Each listing links to the YouTube video (also attached to this article). Each home is also shown on the map attached to this article: For sale this week: Westminster: 806 Windsor Drive 914 Burning Tree Court 1270 Fairway Drive 553 Leppo Road 166 Main Street Eldersburg/Sykesville: 5910 Snowdens Run Road, Sykesville 4119 London Bridge Road, Sykesville 5876 Philben Circle, Eldersburg Check back next week for more virtual tours.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels has been officially invited to Westminster to celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of Dani's Gym.
Dani Knight, owner of Dani's Gym in Westminster, is crossing her fingers that celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels will consider her invite to come to Westminster. "I've met her a few times, she's a great inspiration," Knight said. Knight said when The Biggest Loser, a TV show on which Michaels was a trainer, first aired she had clients tell her she was just like Michaels. Knight said she didn't watch the show because she didn't want people to think she was imitating Michaels. Then, in the ninth season, Knight said she watched the show one evening out of boredom. She said she fell in love with the show and Michaels' style. "It was more of a confirmation of what I do -- she’s one of the best trainers in the world and I’m doing what she …
This week’s featured piece of high-end real estate in Carroll County is a 5-Bedroom, 4-Bathroom single family home with energy efficient appliances.
Would your family love an ‘immaculately kept home’ located on a lush 2.05 acres? According to the listing at cbmove.com this Colonial offers all of that plus hardwood floors, ceiling fans, walk-in closets and Energy-Star rated upgraded appliances. Located at 818 Avonshire Court, Eldersburg this home also offers an open concept layout, crown molding, double vanities, granite counters, and a morning room that looks out onto a flag stone patio. Built in 2003 this home rests on a private cul-de-sac, it backs up to trees and includes custom landscaping. Other desirable features include a finished basement, a wet-bar, luxury bath, recreation area, game area and garage. This home is listed with an asking price of $675,000 according to the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Knorr Brake Corporation was located on Baltimore Blvd in Westminster for 18 years before moving to its new facility near the airport in Westminster.
Knorr Brake Corporation showed off its new building on Arthur Peck Drive in Westminster on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Knorr Brake Corporation is a manufacturer of braking, door, and HVAC systems for the mass transit rail industry. Knorr's new $28 million, 235,000-square-foot facility across from the Carroll County Regional Airport is an upgrade from its previous location on Baltimore Blvd. Knorr's previous building was purchased by Land Sea Air, a newly formed manufacturing company for $3.5 million.