The Strawberry Festival will be held on June 1 at the Sykesville Freedom fire hall grounds.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
What is now known as Carrolltown Mall will be replaced by the Eldersburg Commons, according to a Black Oak Development representative.
As many Patch readers speculated last week, a Walmart Supercenter will be included in the future plans of the redeveloped Carrolltown Mall site. Dixon Harvey of Black Oak Associates revealed the plans at a Town Hall meeting Monday night hosted by Commissioner Doug Howard. Harvey told Patch last week that the project would include a $50 million total redevelopment of the site. According to a Black Oak Associates news release, Eldersburg Commons will replace the 35-year-old Carrolltown Center complex located at 6400 Liberty Road. Retailers will include fashion, beauty and home goods, as well as a steak house, leading “fast casual” restaurants and more than 20 merchants that are new to the Eldersburg market. “The ground-up redevelopment of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
"[This is] something the community has waited for patiently for a long time." -- a Black Oak Development representative.
Carrolltown Mall will see a $50 million "total redevelopment" to include new stores and restaurants, according to Dixon Harvey of Black Oak Associates. Earlier this week, Commissioner Doug Howard stated in a news release that the owner of Carrolltown Mall, Black Oak Associates, would be announcing redevelopment plans for the mall at a Town Hall meeting taking place Monday. Harvey, a partner at Black Oak Associates, told Patch that they are excited to share the redevelopment plans for Carrolltown Mall at Monday's meeting. "We are obviously very excited to be announcing it, [this is] something the community has waited for patiently for a long time and we've been working on it a long time, going on 10 years," Harvey said. Harvey said that…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch looks at the year-long battle between Eldersburg residents and a developer who wants to build an assisted living facility on Oklahoma Road.
The board of Carroll County commissioners received an update on the proposed "Adam's Paradise" assisted living development in Eldersburg on Thursday from County Attorney Timothy Burke. Burke said a challenge to a decision made by the county Board of Zoning Appeals has been filed with the Carroll County Circuit Court, who has not yet heard arguments in the case. The zoning appeals board had said the development could proceed and that approval is being challenged by another county agency, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and neighbors of the proposed development. Commissioner Richard Rothschild asked his fellow board members if that board wanted to take a position in the case. Commissioner Doug Howard, who represents District 5 where …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A Patch user shared this photo on Patch Monday, can you come up with a fitting caption?
Patch user Brenda Bowman added this photo to the Eldersburg Patch community photo gallery Monday during the late March snow storm. Bowman wrote that the photo was taken of the field behind Piney Ridge Elementary School. Offer a caption for the photo in the comment section below. Have photos you think the community would enjoy? You can add photos and videos to the community gallery, just click here: http://eldersburg.patch.com/pics.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
How is Carroll County handing the snow storm?
Carroll County Roads Bruce Lockard of the Carroll County Roads Department said that all 64 routes in the county have been salted and plowed. "Right now we're just looking at wet snow and minor slush," Lockard told Patch. Lockard said the roads crews are anticipating more snow. "Our forecasts still say more snow this afternoon into the evening hours so we'll be out and about at least through rush hour," Lockard said. "Then we'll assess what we have." According to Lockard there are about 74 pieces of equipment out on the roads, including contractual trucks. Power Outages BGE is reporting that Carroll County has fewer than five customers without power as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. In fact, BGE is reporting just over 700 customers are …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Here's the latest 'SnowQuester' forecast for Eldersburg.
A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening in Carroll County where, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), more than 5 inches of snow is possible, "With the potential for more than a foot" in some areas. It's not forecast to be the light, fluffy stuff, either. "Heavy, wet snow" coupled with "gusty winds" could lead to hazardous roads and power outages, according to NWS. The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) was making staffing plans as of Monday afternoon, according to the MSHA Facebook page. MSHA warned, "If we do get many inches of snow it will take time (possibly several hours) before bare pavement is feasible. Please allow our crews the space they need to do their job safely…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Find out how Eldersburg stacks up against other Maryland communities in terms of earning.
Eldersburg ranked as the 6th highest earning town in Maryland, with an average income of $131,840, according to a recent Wbaltv.com report. According to census.gov this average income has increased by more than $30,000 since the collection of the 2007-2011 census data. The wbaltv.com 50 Highest Earning Towns countdown starts with Hagerstown, ranked as #50, with an average income of $46,950. Other highest earning cities listed in the countdown include: Finally, the highest earning town in Maryland: According to the data, #1: Potomac has an $186,329 average income increase over #50: Hagerstown. Census data shows Eldersburg’s population to be more than 30,500 residents living across more than 10,800 housing units. The census also shows 42% …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Jack B. Downs said the Eldersburg community helped him complete his first mystery novel.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The National Weather Service reports that Carroll County could see sleet and snow after 1 p.m.
You shouldn't be surprised to hear that we are expecting wintry weather as it seems that wintry weather on Friday has been a recurring theme in 2013. The National Weather Service predicts that there is a 60 percent chance of snow and sleet between noon and 3 p.m. with little or no ice or snow accumulation expected. Friday night freezing rain is likely before 3 a.m., then a chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet according to NWS. There is a 70 percent chance of precipitation and little to accumulation is expected. On Saturday, expect snow, freezing rain and sleet before 9 a.m., then rain. The high will be near 40 according to NWS.