10 Things I'm Thankful For in Eldersburg

Thanksgiving's just around the corner. Share what you're thankful for about Eldersburg and Sykesville.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time to share what we're thankful for. Below is a list of 10 things I'm thankful for in Eldersburg and Sykesville.

I can go on and on but I want to hear from you. Comment below with what you're thankful for in the area. Share your stories in the spirit of the holiday and we'll feature them on Thanksgiving Day.

10. Crab and Shrimp tatertots at . In the midst of life's craziness I stopped into Beck's on Main Street a couple of months ago for some comfort food and came across these amazing gems.

9. Local arts programs. I'm a dancer and a dance teacher and I thoroughly enjoy getting to see local performances by the award winning , the many local dance studios and the numerous local performing arts groups.

8. . This is my hangout in Eldersburg. I often sit with my "Patch" laptop, breaking news, enjoying the company of local residents who stop by, and chowing down on my favorite Sierra Turkey sandwich and broccoli cheese soup.

7. Passionate commenters. From the to the , local voices of those who matter the most make writing for Eldersburg Patch worth it.

6.  The former London Fog factory. Yes, I'm thankful for the large warehouse at the bottom of the hill. It's unbelievable watching the building transform from a factory and store to a , a and a .

5. The Carrolltown Mall. No, , but it's definitely still an icon to me. I remember visiting the mall as a child with my good friends. When the inside space was still open, we would enjoy Fun Quarters, the shops and cafeteria. One of my favorite Facebook finds is the group "I Used To Hang Out On The Carrolltown Mall Parking Lot-80's/90's," which is a fun page to read reminisce. 

4. The . Currently being constructed at the South Carroll Senior Center, this memorial garden and the heartbreaking story behind it is uplifting. I look forward to being able to visit it once it's completed.

3. Main Street Sykesville. This one explains itself. From the history to the people and the quaint shops, how can you not be thankful for it?

2. . I grew up in nearby Ellicott City and would always look forward to visiting the Eldersburg Dairy Queen for a treat and a good time with my Mom, brother Christopher and childhood friends Brittany, Megan and Christine.

1. The Liberty Reservoir. The beautiful views are just a step away from the busy streets of Eldersburg and Sykesville. If you ever need a break from life's craziness there's always the reservoir to be thankful for.

Jeanine N. November 22, 2011 at 11:57 AM
I am thankful for our outstanding schools, especially Oklahoma Road Middle School, a State and National Blue Ribbon School.
Ross Dangel November 22, 2011 at 06:35 PM
Well, I'm thankful for Patch! In this day and age when so few people read newspapers and likely fewer still really know what's going on around our community (or in our county in general), it's great to have a news source dedicated almost exclusively to our community. You write very well, Valerie (and Michelle) and you do a great job investigating the story behind the stories. You format is top notch and you provide an important unfiltered outlet for the community to weigh in on any issue you cover. You have always been open to suggestions about what to cover and you are seemingly always available. My one question is do you ever sleep? You are often posting stuff at 2 and 3 am! Have a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family Valerie!
WatchingInMtAiry November 22, 2011 at 10:02 PM
With the economy the way it is, I'm quite happy for Half Price Burger Night (Tues) at GL Shacks. We gather the whole extended family, get a big table (that's right - it's us AGAIN) and chat the early evening away. Best way to keep in touch with everyone.
Brittany Hoke November 23, 2011 at 01:01 AM
I'm thankful for the safe community and for the growth and development of Eldersburg. As a college student, I am very thankful for the library and Dunkin Donuts!
George Welty November 24, 2011 at 02:27 AM
I enjoy life in Eldersburg including spending time with family at local events like Sykesville carnival, festivals and school functions. Valerie mentioned Liberty, but we like to head to Morgan Run to reflect on life, big cities are close by, but peaceful living in Eldersburg. Besided Beck and Panera, also Country Wine Pub and Baldwin's. Ther is also hearing the train whistle as the train goes through Sykesville.


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