Community News

Commissioner Doug Howard will be holding a Community Outreach Summit for District 5 residents on Thursday, May 12th at the South Carroll Senior Center from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. The outreach summit is designed to be an opportunity for the community to bring their concerns, comments and ideas to the table for discussion with the hope of making...

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Carroll County Bureau of Utilities is announcing routine flushing of fire hydrants in the Northeast section of the Freedom District, Eldersburg, MD. Areas of flushing will include subdivisions from Pine Knob Road to Liberty Road and from Sykesville Road to Mineral Hill Road.

Flushing will take place Monday through Friday, starting...

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Eldersburg, a town of approximately 30,000 people, has rather undefined town limits, is unincorporated, and as such, it is not always specifically represented in local political decisions.

Who do residents call if they have questions or concerns about developments in their area?  Many people call FACC.  Freedom Area...

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Perhaps you have seen the box at the Eldersburg Library, for collecting unwanted eyeglasses that the Lions use in helping the visually impaired.

You may also have seen a sign on route 32 in Eldersburg, indicating that local Lions club members voluntarily perform litter clean-up for a half-mile stretch of that road.

Or, around...

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The fourth annual Chocolatefest, sponsored by The Freedom District Lioness Club, will celebrate everything chocolate and showcases our region’s best chocolatiers.   Chocolatefest will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10th at the Gamber Fire Department social hall, 3838 Niner Road, Gamber...

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by Laurel Robinson

In Eldersburg Tuesday night, there were nearly 100 people gathered in the public library by 6:45. By 7:00, there were another 50 people standing around the edges of the room and outside the doors. The speaker was almost late, due to the fact that all the library parking was full.

The topic?  The Brown...

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Closely Monitoring Weather in Anticipation of Possible Power Outages Resulting from Another Round of High Wind Forecasted for Today and Tomorrow

Trees and tree limbs already weakened by wet ground and last weekend’s wind storm could come down onto power lines, causing outages...

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Eldersburg business and residents will unite once again this spring to welcome warmer weather, enjoy community camaraderie, and benefit locals in need. Saturday, May 7, 2011 is the date for the 29th South Carroll Spring Fling sponsored by the Freedom District Lions Club. The event will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the Sykesville Volunteer Fire...

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Have you ever had the experience of giving your address to a customer service representative who is using a computerized system?  Upon entering your ZIP code into their system, they usually say, “I have a ‘Sykesville’ on my list, but no ‘Eldersburg.’”  Eldersburg residents have grown accustomed to...

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At the intersection of Route 26 (Liberty Road) and Route 32 (Sykesville Road) in Eldersburg, there is now a friendly greeting, in the form of a ten-foot wide sign reading “Welcome to Eldersburg:  settled 1750.”  There is also a depiction of a Black-Eyed Susan, the Maryland state flower, above the words.  The sign was erected...

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Planning Ahead:  Valentine’s Day 2011

There is always a nice bouquet, and your favorite Eldersburg restaurant probably has a special dinner to offer as well.  Here are a couple of refreshing options for romantic Valentine’s Day gifts:

For the women looking for an unforgettable gift: Elements of Style Salon &amp...

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Drivers headed northbound on route 32 may have noticed that the right lane was closed, as workers installed a new sidewalk between Eldersburg Marketplace (home of Martin’s, Home Depot, Kohl’s) and the Eldersburg Post Office.

As of Thursday, the sidewalk is complete up to Progress Way, and there is one loose end to tie up. The median...

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