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Starter Dishes for a Week of Dinners

We are all looking for a little help in the kitchen, and I am not just talking about an extra pair of hands to assist with prep work. But with a few reliable starter dishes at the ready, weeknight dinner prep can be simple.Not to be confused with ap...

What 19th-Century British Melody is the Basis of Our National Anthem?

As the nation celebrates the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” it may come as a surprise that the anthem’s tune was a popular British melody.

Are we Overmedicating Our Children?

When the modern parent is confronted with behavioral problems, many tend to reach for psychotropic medications.  The result can be more serious disabilities.

People-Izing Pets

Westminster veterinarian Dr. Heather Bowles, right, applies an acupuncture needle to her patient, Eva, with help from vet assistant Barbara Wastler. Eva recently had knee surgery and the acupuncture helps cope with pain in her recovery. Fashionista...

Carroll County's Agents of Change

In May, Carroll Magazine sent an email to the leaders of several Carroll County organizations, including, but not limited to, the Chamber of Commerce, The Carroll Community Foundation, Carroll County Public Library, Carroll Community College, McDanie...

September Song Theatre Opens Season with "The Music Man"

When the rousing show “The Music Man” debuts this month, no one will be happier than Susan Thornton. As director of the show, the annual production of September Song Musical Theatre, she has been working with the 76-person cast since last spring....

Brad Wilson: A Passion for Coaching

Westminster High School’s head football coach, Brad Wilson, is passionate about his job, which he views as a year-around commitment.

Song of the Swan

I could say, “It’s been fun.” (You know where I’m going with this.) But that would not be precise. “Satisfying, challenging, or even exhilarating” would be closer to the truth.Of course, I’m talking about the last 10 years that I have d...