Michel Elben, Carroll County Times

Michel Elben

Carroll County Times

Westminster, MD, United States

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Past articles by Michel:

Carroll County Arts Council names new executive director

Judy Morley was recently named the new executive director of the Carroll County Arts Council. She will start in May. → Read More

Artist Virginia Sperry to unveil sculpture at Piney Run Park

Sykesville artist Virginia Sperry will unveil her welded steel sculpture “The Great Blue Heron” at Piney Run Park on April 12. → Read More

Everyone's a winner at McDaniel College's Tournament of Champions

More than 100 students with special needs participated alongside McDaniel student-athletes in a variety of athletic activities during the 29th annual Tournament of Champions Friday morning. → Read More

Gov. Hogan invites chefs to submit recipes for Buy Local Cookout

Chefs are encouraged to submit simple but creative recipes that showcase ways the average Maryland family can prepare delicious, nutritious meals with locally produced food at home for the annual Buy Local Cookout. → Read More

Carroll Community College’s stereotype-breaking motorcycle maven talks teaching style

Motorcycle maven Julie Gelsinger will be teaching riders how to navigate with confidence at Carroll Community College this April. → Read More

Carroll County 2018 Seniors on the Go Expo to offer free therapies, health screenings

The Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities' Seniors on the Go Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center’s Shipley Arena. → Read More

2017 PEEPshow grand prize winner reflects on her creative process

Last year, artist Vivian Davis spent many cold afternoons in her garage creating an 8.5-foot sugary sculpture for Carroll County Arts Council’s PEEPshow. She won the grand prize award. The 11th annual PEEPshow will be held Thursday, March 29, through Tuesday, April 10. → Read More

'Egg-cellent' hunts around Carroll County

Carroll County offers a variety of egg hunts for all ages this Easter season. → Read More

Westminster woman to compete on 'Naked and Afraid' for a second time

Gabrielle Balassone did so well on Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid” that she was asked to return for a 21-day challenge. The episode will air at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 25 on the Discovery channel. → Read More

Celtic concerts continue in Carroll

The spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland continue into late March with chances to see guitarist Robin Bullock and local favorite Wherligig. → Read More

First day of spring starts with what will likely be the biggest snow of the season

The first day of spring Tuesday began with a series of winter storms that are expected to continue through Wednesday evening. National Weather Service meteorologist Isha Renta said she expects 8 to 12 inches of snow in most of Carroll County by 8 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Taneytown Elementary, Knorr Brake partner to make science fun for everyone

Endeavoring to make science fun for everyone, the Knorr Brake Co. sponsored a science, technology, engineering and mathematics night at Taneytown Elementary School on Thursday. Sixty-seven students and their families attended the Olympics-themed event. → Read More

Barleyjuice goes beyond the ‘Great Irish Songbook’

With six studio albums and a double CD collection to date, Barleyjuice has been featured in television episodes of “The Office” and “King of the Hill” as well as feature films such as “Driven." Saturday's show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Friday, March 16. → Read More

Sounds of spring start on mellifluous notes

This weekend, gear up for spring at Carroll Concert Band’s Spring Concert or take a trip to Marriottsville to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. → Read More

St. Patrick's Day comes early at Westminster's Celtic Canter 5K & Irish Celebration

Downtown Westminster hopes to get the St. Patrick's magic started a little early at this year’s Celtic Canter 5K & Irish Celebration taking place Saturday, March 10. → Read More

Teelin Irish Dance Company offers more than standard Irish dance performance

Teelin Irish Dance Company will perform at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster. These world-class Irish step dancers have been enthralling audiences with their award-winning choreography since 2001. → Read More

Opportunities to see a cartoon come to life, a comedy in Crete, Irish rockers

Support local students at Liberty High School’s production of “The Little Mermaid” March 9, 10, 16, and 17. Two showings of the Academy Award-winning “Zorba the Greek” will be screened Friday, March 9. → Read More

Troop 1310 earns Bronze Award teaching community about container gardening

Girl Scout Troop 1310 earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve, by teaching their community about container gardening. → Read More

Westminster High students to compete in International Wood Bridge Engineering Challenge

According to the Maryland Engineering Challenges website, participating in the challenges helps students develop comprehension, problem-solving, and comprehension skills; encourages teamwork and self-confidence; and can promote meaningful mentor relationships with engineering professionals. → Read More

Burgerman shows there's no great barrier to being an artist or a writer

Author and artist Jon Burgerman is often credited as the leading figure in the popular 'Doodle' art style. He has collaborated with brands including Samsung, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Nike, Sony, Sky, BBC, Puma, Nintendo, MTV, Levis, Miss Sixty, AOL, Size? and Rip Curl. → Read More