November 12, 1995

25 Years Ago

Carroll County YMCA Announces Up-Coming Events-Newcomers To Meet —Safari Club Plans Trip—Bridge And Ballet Lessons Scheduled – The Carroll County YMCA has announced several upcoming events of interest to citizens in the locale. Newcomers—a program designed to meet the needs of the new women who have resided in this community for less than two years—will have its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Scheduled to convene at 9:30 a.m. in the Strawbridge Room of the Westminster United Methodist Church, the ladies will then visit the Historical House for a tour of its premises and for a visit to the Gift Shop. Membership in the “Y” is not required; all that is needed is an interest in learning more about the community. Babysitting services are provided so that young mothers may take advantage of this opportunity. Another activity for the entire public is part of the Safari Club program—devised for non-members as well as members. On Friday, Nov. 27, an afternoonevening bus trip is planned for Roadside America and Kozier’s Christmas Village near Bernville, Pa. Leaving the YMCA office at 3:00 p.m. and returning by 10:00 p.m., the travelers will visit the world’s greatest indoor miniature village which is an unforgettable panorama of life in the United States and will continue on to view the Christmas Village display and Santa’s workshop for a breathtaking night display of the unique decorations and lighting effects. Community Reporter, November 13, 1970.

50 Years Ago

SPECIAL MEMORIAL SERVICES NOV. 11 – Carroll Post No. 31, The American Legion met on Tuesday evening at the Legion Home in the Gehr Building with sixty-five members present. Commander John R. Eckard presided. Twenty applications for membership in Carroll Post were received and accepted. Reports were received from various standing committees, and a detailed report was received from J. Albert Mitten, general chairman of the community Hallowe’en celebration. Lawrence B. Fink, chairman of the Americanism Committee, announced the final plans for the Memorial service to be held on Armistice Day, November 11. The service in honor of all Carroll county men who have made the supreme sacrifice, will be held in the Armory on Sunday at 3 p.m. The service will be impressive and will appropriately memorialize the loss of Carroll county’s sons. The general public is cordially invited to participate in the service by their attendance. Joseph A. Cantrel, the Maryland Department Commander of the American Legion, will be the memorial speaker. Members of the Post participated in Victory celebrations and services at Brunswick last Sunday and at Emmitsburg on Thursday evening. The next meeting of the Post will be held on November 20 at 8:15 p.m. The meeting will feature the obligation of new members and program and refreshments after a short business session. Honorably discharged veterans are invited to attend the meeting and are urged to apply for membership in Carroll Post.Democratic Advocate, November 9, 1945.

75 Years Ago

Mrs. Thomas Fowler killed two chicken hawks on Monday last in less than half an hour. The first one was on a tree a long way off, but she brought it down and when she went over to get it a
second bird had attacked the wounded one and a shot from her gun blew his head off. The first one was very large, measuring 4 feet 8 inches from tip to tip. Union Bridge Pilot, November 12, 1920. 100 Years Ago Hampstead Items – A somewhat serious accident occurred on the Houcksville road near town, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Thomas Alban and another young man were engaged in a running race on a part of the road which is used for that purpose. About the middle of the course the horse which Mr. Alban was riding fell, presumably from exhaustion, throwing the rider with great force to the ground upon his head and face. Mr. Alban received a severe scalp wound besides sustaining a number of bruises in other parts of the body and scarring his face badly. He was taken to the office of Dr. R. C. Wells, who dressed his wounds. His condition is not considered critical. The horse killed itself in the fall. American Sentinel, November 9, 1895