Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Craig Marvin Hollinger, 49, of Westminster

Craig Marvin Hollinger, 49, of Westminster


Craig Marvin Hollinger, 49, of Westminster, died Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  Born August 3, 1965 in Westminster, he was the son of Janet Bixler Hollinger and S. Marvin Hollinger of Westminster.

He worked as a Scale House Operator for Buffalo Construction and was a Dump Truck Driver.  He was a 1983 graduate of Westminster High School, was a member of the VFW Post No. 467 Men’s Auxiliary where he was in the pool league, Moose Lodge No. 1381, member of the Maryland Troopers Association Lodge No. 20 and Zion United Methodist Church, where he helped with the youth group, and Zion United Methodist Men.  He also coached in the Girls' Softball League.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother and sister-in-law, David G. and Suzanne Hollinger of Westminster, nieces Taylor Ann Hollinger of Waynesboro, Pa., Riley Grace Hollinger of Westminster and a nephew Evan Grant Hollinger of Westminster, aunts and uncles, Dolores and Raymond Bankert, Vivian and Bob Seipp, of Westminster, and Betty Bitzel Mikesell, of Emmitsburg.  Also survived by special friends Michael and Connie Harris of Westminster, David Dix of Westminster and Craig Mann of Spring Grove, Pa., and numerous cousins.

Predeceased by aunt, Carol Head, and uncles, Guy Wolf, Eugene and Raymond Hollinger.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster and at the church on Thursday from 10-11 A.M.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, 2716 Old Washington Rd., Westminster, MD 21157, with his Pastor, Rev. David Carter-Rimbach officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Letters to Santa: Why charity groups fought to have kid’s letters end up in the dead letter office.

Letters to Santa: Why charity groups fought to have kid’s letters end up in the dead letter office....



Letters to Santa: Why charity groups fought to have kid’s letters end up in the dead letter office.: "A century ago, charities fought to have children’s wish lists sent to the dead letter office. They lost.  By Alex Palmer" 

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2014/12/letters_to_santa_why_charity_groups_fought_to_have_kid_s_letters_end_up.html

What could be more innocent than a letter to Santa? A child jotting down her heart’s desires in pencil or crayon and dropping it in the mailbox, naively hoping the wish will be granted by Christmas morning: It’s a tradition that goes back at least to the mid-1800s, and it is a reminder of the holiday’s more idyllic past.

These days, such letters are viewed as an opportunity to help the less fortunate. In many cities across the U.S., the Postal Service mak
es available Santa letters to groups or individuals who want to fulfill the wishes enclosed within. It’s a small gesture, multiplied hundreds of thousands of times a year, that brings joy to both the giver and the recipient. What harm could come from that?

Oh, just teaching kids to beg, cheat, and lie—at least, that was the conventional wisdom of charity groups in the early 1900s. As such, the Post Office Department, now known as the U.S. Postal Service, found itself in the middle of a wild confrontation between a press and public that never failed to find delight in a note opening with “Dear Santy,” and groups that claimed Santa letters were the product of con artists in training.

“The Post Office Department does not believe in Santa Claus,” lamented the New York Times in a 1906 article about the government policy that undeliverable mail—including letters addressed to a certain chubby, sleigh-riding fellow—be sent to the dead letter office and destroyed. ... 

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2014/12/letters_to_santa_why_charity_groups_fought_to_have_kid_s_letters_end_up.html

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

The historic Circuit Court in the Carroll Co. Court House on the holiday tour.

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We really enjoyed the Holiday House Tour at the Carroll County Farm Museum

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September 2001 aerial photograph of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel College

September 2001 aerial photograph of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel College
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

October 25, 2011: Cricket making its way to Carroll County

Cricket making its way to Carroll County

October 25, 2011|By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun


When Debbie Buenger, a former elementary school physical education teacher now at East Middle School in Westminster, introduced the game of cricket to her class one rainy afternoon last year, the excitement blew her away.

"The kids absolutely loved it," Buenger said.

Within the first hour, the class started to grasp the basics and was off playing its first competitive game. There were a few hitches, like remembering to hold onto the bat, but overall Buenger couldn't have been more surprised.

Last year, the United States Youth Cricket Association donated plastic cricket sets to each of the public elementary schools in Carroll County, including Eldersburg, where Buenger had taught.


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Friday, November 28, 2014

Taylorsville United Methodist Church: Footsteps of Paul ~ 5 Big insights ~Mars Hill Athens


NOV 26, 2014 Posted by taylorsvilleumc


What does it mean when you are so influential that people want to retrace your footsteps? Saint Paul was that kind of man. I wanted to walk in Saint Paul’s footsteps; To maybe come to know a little of what drove and empowered him to share the Gospel of Jesus to “the ends of the earth;” to understand a little of what the Roman world was like at that time in history; and to better understand how one person can, literally, “Change the world.”

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some insights from this journey. The Christians near Jerusalem say that the land is “the fifth Gospel.” In other words, when you see the land and understand where the historical places are located, what the citizens were doing and what the geography looked like, then we can have a better understanding of the biblical witness. This is definitely true of Paul’s witness in the New Testament.

Can we change the world too? Paul believed that he was making a difference in the known world. He was commissioned by the resurrected Jesus to preach to the gentiles. We are all commissioned by Jesus, just sometimes that commissioning is less obvious than a blinding light and a stay in Damascus. An encounter with Jesus changes lives, and in turn, we are to be God’s agents to transform the world. What has Jesus commissioned you to do?


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 19, 2004: The Campaign for Carroll Community College

Last Friday, Dr. James Ball was inaugurated as the third president of Colleges Carroll Community College in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland.

Ten years ago, in the summer and fall of 2004; the college produced a PowerPoint celebrating a brief review of the college from the 1970s to 2004.


Carroll County, community college, Westminster, Maryland




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John Sharp delivers address at American Legion Post No. 31 Veterans Ceremonies

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Westminster Municipal Band director Sandy Miller leads the band at practice.

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Oct. 10, 2014 CC NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet program

Oct. 10, 2014 Carroll Count, MD NAACP Branch 7014 Freedom Fund Banquet program

This year’s Carroll County Chapter NAACP Branch 7014 Freedom Fund Banquet was a huge success. The well-attended event featured Mr. Bert Hash Jr., retired president and CEO of MECU of Baltimore; who delivered a keynote address: “Don’t Work for Money, Make Your Money Work for You”
Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014.

The 2014 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet was held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Martin’s of Westminster.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

HSCC Treasure Chest Raffle - Take a Chance!

HSCC Treasure Chest Raffle - Take a Chance!
We are excited to share with you an opportunity to win the 75th Anniversary Treasure Chest!  Please view the amazing gems, jewels and coins in the photos - our community has been quite generous creating this unique Raffle.

~Treasure Chest Valued over $6000~
Take a chance and purchase a ticket -  but mostly support your Historical Society!
 
Treasure Chest Contents

½ Carat Round Loose Diamond 
614 - New presidential dollars
5 - Silver Eagles 2009 thru 2013
1999 Colorized Silver Eagle
1898 $10 gold coin
22" 10K rope chain/14K rope frame for $10 gold coin
7 - The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci
65" 8mm Peacock Freshwater Pearl Knotted Necklace
18K yellow gold bar pin with gem quality Jadeite, 3.6 grams
10K yellow gold ring with 20mm x 10mm marquise cubic zirconia, 5.6 grams
Cameo pin-costume
Brooch
Bracelet-costume
Assorted foreign coins



To purchase tickets, click on the Paypal "Buy Now" link below or call the Historical Society at 410-848-6494.  The HSCC will contact you to coordinate how you would like to receive your ticket stubs.  This online offer expires at midnight on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
Raffle Tickets
 
Raffle drawing will be on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Diamond Jubilee Gala - winner will be contacted by the Historical Society of Carroll County.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Program from the Westminster Municipal Band Annual Concert Sunday, November 2, 2014




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Program from the Westminster Municipal Band Annual Concert Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3 pm

The concert was well-attended and the band sounded just great.

Community, Concert Band, Westminster Municipal Band, Carroll Arts center, Westminster, Maryland




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Our town's favorite marching band takes the stage for a free concert. This all-volunteer band was incorporated in 1893 and is celebrating their 121st year.

The band will present a concert with many types of music including two holiday selections. Our award winning Color Guard will present the Colors at the beginning of the concert.

FREE - Donations appreciated.

Utz Properties is sponsoring our concert and will have a Happy Hour set up beginning at 2:00 p.m. Come-out and talk with the Utz team and the Band Members.

Source: Carroll County Arts Council and Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1497184133875964/


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nov. 1, 2014 Westminster newsletter for Nov. – January 2015

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Recalled G.M. Cars Remain Unrepaired - NYTimes.com

Recalled G.M. Cars Remain Unrepaired - NYTimes.com



http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/business/Recalled-GM-cars-remain-unrepaired-as-safety-concerns-persist.html?emc=edit_th_20141104&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45685287&_r=0

"YONKERS — Nearly nine months after General Motors began recalling millions of its cars for a dangerously defective ignition switch, almost half of the vehicles still have not been fixed. 

 A spokesman for the automaker said it was increasing its outreach to owners through social media and a new call center staffed with 72 employees dedicated to contacting those who have not scheduled repairs. 

 But even owners who requested repairs months ago have been waiting, with dealers managing wait-lists and dozens of drivers writing to federal regulators in recent weeks asking why it was taking so long. Some of them are also raising safety concerns about the drawn-out timetable, as a recent fatal accident here suggests."

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The long timetable for the ignition switch repairs — the replacement parts had to be manufactured and the first repairs did not come until two months after the recall was announced in February — highlights a continuing problem with recalls. Even in highly publicized cases, the fix can be elusive, and while some owners remain ignorant of the issue, even those who try to act can be left vulnerable.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Which Tablet Should You Buy, the Nexus 9 or the iPad Air 2? | WIRED

Which Tablet Should You Buy, the Nexus 9 or the iPad Air 2? | WIRED:

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/nexus-9-tablet/

BY BRENT ROSE   11.03.14

"It’s been roughly 16 months since we last saw a Nexus tablet come out of Mountain View. (Can we get a moment of silence for the much-beloved Nexus 7? RIP.)

And it’s been two full years since the Nexus 10 came and quietly went. So, when Google announced the Goldilocks-sized, spec’d out Nexus 9, there was much anticipation.

But after a few days of playing with it, I am, well, a bit confused. This tablet clearly has the potential to be great, and yet, it isn’t. Not yet at least.

 While I don’t feel like I’ve been able to spend enough time with the Nexus 9 to give it the full review treatment just yet, it seems appropriate to compare it to Apple’s similarly-sized and wildly-popular new tablet, the iPad Air 2. And that’s just what I’m going to do." http://www.wired.com/2014/11/nexus-9-tablet/

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Looking forward for the Westminster Municipal Band to play at Carroll Theater

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Human Services Program in Carroll County MD announces end to annual holiday progam

Human Services Program in Carroll County MD announces end to annual holiday progam

Neighbors In Need Year Round


In 2012, HSP transitioned our traditional holiday giving program into an expanded format titled Neighbors in Need Year Round (NINYR). NINYR has mobilized the generosity of our community to meet the critical needs our low-income and at-risk neighbors face every day, in every season...housing, essential utilities, help working toward financial stability, and self-sufficiency.

Holiday Program of Neighbors in Need Year Round

Press Release
HSP ANNOUNCES END TO HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Neighbors in Need Year Round will Continue; Holiday Program Ends Following this Season
Westminster, MD - As Carroll County's Community Action Agency, Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. (HSP) is committed to improving the quality of life quality of at-risk and low-income Carroll County residents, by assisting with basic needs, advocacy and linkages to resources to enhance life skills. 
As part of its outreach, in prior years, HSP's Neighbors in Need program matched families with adopters and provided a holiday shop filled with gifts and household goods for families not adopted by volunteers. 
In 2012, HSP expanded the program to create "Neighbors in Need Year Round", to deliver vital resources and services not only during the holidays but throughout the entire year. 
Following a critical analysis and evaluation of available resources, HSP has determined that Neighbors In Need Year Round will continue, but the holiday component will end after this season.
"This was a very difficult but necessary decision for our agency and our Board," explained Cindy Parr, HSP Executive Director. "The Holiday Program has served thousands of families for many years, but the continuous needs of our low-income and at-risk families, all year long, must be the priority for our agency."
This year, for the last time, HSP will provide the holiday component of Neighbors in Need Year Round in a modified version. HSP will again seek benefactors to adopt families for the holidays, which is an essential component of success for the program. Families not adopted, and who formerly visited the Holiday Shop, will instead pick up a package of gifts at a distribution center. Inventory stored from prior years will be assigned and distributed to families who are not adopted. Families will receive a letter with information stating the date, time and location for their gift bag pick-up.
"Our modified version will still provide our clients with gifts and goods," said Parr. "Volunteers are still greatly needed to assist us in this modified effort." Volunteer opportunities will be listed as a link on the HSP website.
Donations received from the Carroll County Times-sponsored "Holiday Hope" program will continue to be used for HSP's Neighbors In Need Year Round initiative. Members of the community who have previously collected gifts for the Holiday Shop should plan to provide these gifts to other organizations, or volunteer through HSP to adopt one or more families.
"Our mission is to provide a "hand up" for those who are struggling to maintain or achieve self- sufficiency," said Parr. "We believe that our limited resources, both financial and man-power, will be better used by focusing on our year-round assistance to more than 12,000 at risk residents."
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