Michel Elben is the agriculture/general assignment reporter for the Carroll County Times. Prior to the Times, Michel was a reporter for American Farm Publications. She is a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Communication Arts.
Hampstead bakery creates cakes for Baltimore Ravens' wins
RockSalt Grille’s kitchen managers were hard at work roasting turkeys for The Shepherd’s Staff 24th annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner on Tuesday. The traditional home-cooked meal will be offered to the community free of charge from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Westminster.
Carroll County’s Operation CatSnip has trapped, neutered, and released more than 1,075 farm cats since March 2015 and the flourishing volunteer organization will be featured on Maryland Public Television's “Maryland Farm & Harvest” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28. “There’s severe overpopulation of cats in Carroll County, especially on farms,” said Joanna Spencer, the organization’s co-founder.
Get into the holiday spirit with the city of Westminster’s Miracle on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 25. According to Heather Mullendore, Westminster Department of Recreation and Parks assistant director, the activities include a 1-mile Jingle Bell Run at 4:55 p.m. and a Holiday Electric Parade at 5 p.m.“It’s one of the most unique parades that we do,” Mullendore said. “Most of the floats are lit and people put a lot of effort into it.
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Selecting a term
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