Category archives for: Carroll Life

Maryland’s Underage College Students More Likely to Drink Booze


A new study says the difference between Maryland and other states on underage college drinking is significant. Read More >>

Maryland Wine Festival – Music and More!

Maryland Wine Festival

This years Maryland Wine Festival will feature two stages of music and a variety of music to entertain.  The festival will be held the weekend of Sept 21-22 this year.  Read More >>

The Maryland Wine Festival® 2013 Poster Design Competition

Maryland Wine Festival

The Carroll County Farm Museum is pleased to announce the annual design competition for The Maryland Wine Festival® 30th Anniversary Poster for 2013. A winning design and five Honorable Mentions will be chosen by a qualified panel of judges from the designs submitted. The winning artist(s) will receive a $1,000 cash prize. The winning design […]

31 st Annual Early Bird Fishing Tournament at Piney Run Park


Piney Run Park and Nature Center will host the 31 st Annual Early Bird Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 30, 2013. This years’ tournament will start at 6 am and end at 12 Noon. Park gates will open at 5:00 am. The Pre-Registration fees are $35 for shore anglers and $40 for boat anglers until […]

Piney Run Park and Nature Center Upcoming Programs


Sykesville, Maryland, January 4, 2013 – The cold weather shouldn’t keep you inside! Come see what Piney Run Park and Nature Center has to offer! Black, White Green & Blue – Take a Look at What’s Around You – Program #12PR95 Friday, January 18 th , 11 am – 12 pm, for ages 3 – […]

Big Apple Days & Night with Annie Tickets

New York City

Carroll County Recreation and Parks has planned an overnight bus trip to New York City that includes lunch, breakfast, and tickets to see the Broadway Show Annie! Lunch is on the way to NY at the world famous Mastoris Diner in Bordentown, NJ. In NYC you will sleep and have breakfast at the New York […]



Carroll County Government offers TREE-Cycling After the holidays, consider giving your tree a second life as compost, mulch or chips to be used later in a garden or in a landscape project. Trees ground into mulch provide good ground cover that reduces soil erosion, deters weed growth and conserves water in landscaping. Drop off your […]

County to Improve School Security


Carroll County Public School Superintendent Steve Guthrie emailed school system parents Tuesday outlining increased security initiatives in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Read More >>

2012 Building Inspector of the Year


The Board of Carroll County Commissioners is proud to announce that Tom Harris, the Chief Building Inspector for Carroll County, has won the 10th Annual Maryland Building Officials Association (MBOA) Building Inspector of the Year Award. The Board of County Commissioners formally recognized Mr. Harris for this honor during open session today. He was nominated […]

Rec & Park Vacancy


The Carroll County Recreation & Parks Advisory Board currently has several openings and is in need of new members. The Board meets seven (7) times per year on the 4th Wednesday of each month with most meetings held at 7:30 pm in the County Office Building in Westminster. Board members are appointed by the County […]

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