Sunday, September 24, 2017

Grammy Evelyn, Caroline, and I really enjoyed the banquet

Grammy Evelyn, Caroline, and I really enjoyed the banquet held at Grace Lutheran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the church at 21 Carroll St. in Westminster. Sat. evening Sept. 23rd, 2017.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The nicely dressed tree may be found at the Winchester Exchange at 15 East Main St

The tree all dressed-up in the knitted attire does make me smile. The nicely dressed tree may be found at the Winchester Exchange at 15 East Main Street in historic downtown Westminster. I take my hat off for the folks who dressed the tree. Each of us needs to do whatever we can to promote the community we love. The best progress comes from a positive approach. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lonely is the runner who comes upon a truck on the Wakefield Valley Trail

Lonely is the runner who comes upon a truck on the Wakefield Valley Trail that obviously took a wrong turn off the Baltimore Beltway. Just saying. Thurs. Sept. 21, 2017


Mr. Truck looks like it is emerging from a brief visit to the woods and returning to the trail.


Over the years, I have seen many things on the Wakefield Valley Trail. Large bunnies, and spacecrafts, and attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate… Oh, sorry. That's another story for another time…


I really did see the truck. Really I did. 

Sept. 20, 2017, I ate lunch at Sclafani’s New York Bagels and Bread in Winchester Va.

On Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, I ate lunch at Sclafani's New York Bagels and Bread in Winchester Va. #sclafanis My coffee and cinnamon raisin bagel were great. Wonderful family christian atmosphere. And they support law enforcement and military. I also really liked the idea that they gave away free Bibles at the door. And I witnessed several folks picking,through the Bibles, and carrying them out the door with them.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Josh Gursky, Guy Garheart, Kyle Stull, and Chris Orrison

Josh Gursky, Guy Garheart, Kyle Stull, and Chris Orrison of the Westminster Fire Dept. stopped by Westminster Fallfest to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pam and Charlie at Buttersburg Inn on Sat..Sept. 9, 2017

Pam and Charlie at Buttersburg Inn on Sat..Sept. 9, 2017. The past several weeks have way too busy and I cannot recall if I posted this picture of my sister Pam - and Charlie, over at the Buttersburg Inn, or not. I really like this picture...


Caroline, Grammy and I went to dinner at the Buttersburg Inn, in Union Bridge. It was really good to see Jim and Frank, Pam Zappardino and Charlie Collyer there. The place was full. Our dinner was great. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Coca Cola Syrup distributed by Rasinsky’s Pharmacy, 30 West Main Street, Westminster, Md

Coca Cola Syrup distributed by Rasinsky's Pharmacy, 30 West Main Street, Westminster, Md Tilden 8-7100.


I found this in an upper cupboard in the family kitchen. I was fascinated that the ingredients listed on the label read, "Prepared with sugar and water; phosphoric acid, caffeine, extractives from coca leaves (cocaine removed) and cola nuts, and other flavoring materials, colored with caramel."


Sadly there is no date on the bottle anywhere.


Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Caroline and I had a late lunch at Mollies Cafe

Caroline and I had a late lunch at Mollies Cafe, 199 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 We really liked our lunch - and especially the friendly, homely atmosphere of the restaurant. It reminded me of places to eat in Westminster when I was growing-up in town. We really recommend Mollies. Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Phil Grout, Kevin Dayhoff, Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, and Keith Meisel

Stop the presses, Phil Grout, Kevin Dayhoff, Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, and Keith Meisel got together this afternoon at Birdie's for a mini writers' conference. Photo by Lance Garber. Sept. 12, 2017.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

A great tribute by Fred Rasmussen to a wonderful member of the community, Dr. Pete Nickolas

A great tribute by Fred Rasmussen to a wonderful member of the community, Dr. Pete Nickolas. He will be greatly missed. Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 in the Carroll County Times.

Caroline, Grammy and I went to dinner at the Buttersburg Inn, in New Windsor

Caroline, Grammy and I went to dinner at the Buttersburg Inn, in New Windsor. It was really good to see Jim and Frank, Pam Zappardino and Charlie Collyer there. The place was full. Our dinner was great. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

We are privileged to be at an event with so many friends to celebrate the sculpture garden

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 We are privileged to be at an event with so many friends to celebrate the sculpture garden at the Westminster Branch of the Carroll County Public Library in historic downtown Westminster. As usual, the library staff put on a fantastic event. With Lynn Wheeler, Sarah Syzmanski, and Amber Maurer Farran. We had a great time. Thanks.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“The art of bicycling” at the Denver Civic Center Park

"The art of bicycling" at the Denver Civic Center Park and Colorado Capital and Denver City and County Building Complex Aug. 29, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Touring the Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder CO. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Touring the Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder CO. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017 with Caroline and David. It is quite fascinating

For a late lunch, Caroline, David, and I went to the Avery Brewing Co

For a late lunch, Caroline, David, and I went to the Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder CO. We had collard greens, smoked pulled pork barbeque, fried green tomatoes, and andouille  sausage - and great company and conversation. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Celestial Seasonings Factory and Tour Center

Celestial Seasonings Factory and Tour Center, 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder, CO www.celestialseasonings.com Caroline, David and I are visiting the Celestial Seasonings facility. We are all big tea drinkers - and this must be what heaven looks like. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Best bumper sticker of the year - so far. “I brake for squirrels. (Then yell at them like a concerned parent.)”

Best bumper sticker of the year - so far. "I brake for squirrels. (Then yell at them like a concerned parent.)" Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For dinner we ate at Sushi North www.sushinorth.net in Westminster Colorado

For dinner we ate at Sushi North www.sushinorth.net in Westminster Colorado - - With David Babylon and Caroline Babylon. We had Miso soup, Colorado, Reg. Dragon, and a House Roll. Thurs. August 24, 2017. 

Everything is bigger out west in Big Sky country. Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado

Everything is bigger out west in Big Sky country. Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado. Thurs. August 24, 2017.

We interviewed the prairie dogs at the Big Dry Creek Exploration Trail at Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado.

We interviewed the prairie dogs at the Big Dry Creek Exploration Trail at Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado. We need to have prairie dogs in Westminster Md. According to Caroline, "they are precious." Thurs. August 24, 2017. 

Bart Walters’ “Wapiti Circle,” in Westminster, Colorado

Caroline and I are visiting Bart Walters' "Wapiti Circle," in Westminster, Colorado. Thurs. August 24, 2017. It appears that municipalities in Colorado have a vibrant public art public policy. Westminster Colorado is huge, both in size and population. There are approximately 100,000 folks living here, just north of Denver, in what appears, at first impression, to be in reclaimed desert, within sight of the Rocky Mountains.


Of course, Mr. Walters is a local Westminster, Md. artist. Caroline and I visited the elks featured in this sculpture display at Reed St. and Walnut Creek, when they were being created in Westminster Md.


The sculptures are magnificent.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

“Murder and Mayhem in Carroll County” - Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk for August 15, 2017 by Kevin Dayhoff


“Murder and Mayhem in Carroll County” - Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk for August 15, 2017 by Kevin Dayhoff

The next Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk is next Tuesday on August 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Grace Hall at Grace Lutheran Church at 21 Carroll Street. The talk is on “Murder and Mayhem in Carroll County.”

Admission to the Box Lunch Talk is $3 for members and $7 for non-members. The price of admission includes a small selection of beverages and dessert.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. Free parking is available in the nearby Carroll Street parking lot.

For more information check the historical society’s web site at http://hsccmd.org, or call them at 410-848-6494.

On August 1, 2017, Carroll County Times writer Lois Szymanski provided a preview of the talk in an article, “Central Carroll: Murder & Mayhem during box lunch talk,” in the Carroll County Times: Find it here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/neighborhoods/cc-nh-central-carroll-20170726-story.html

Ever since Biblical times when Cain committed the first murder when he killed his brother Able, crime, murder, and mayhem has been the focus of an unexplained fascination of any society and Carroll County is no different. Kevin Dayhoff reports upon many of the high crimes and misdemeanors that have stained the history of the county over the years.

From 1859 to 1916 three people were hanged in Westminster for heinous murders. Rebecca McCormack killed a 13-year-old boy by stabbing him with a pitchfork. She was convicted of murder and hanged in June 1859 outside the jail. She was the first person hanged in Carroll County, and the only woman ever to have been executed here. Joseph Davis was hanged in 1874, and Solomon Sudler, a 16-year-old, was hanged in 1916.

Over the years, not everyone liked the entertainment provided at the Odd Fellow’s Hall in Westminster. Around the time of the American Civil War a show at the hall featured unflattering impressions of Lincoln, Grant and other national leaders. The next day morning, the decapitated body of the entertainer was found in a rear stable.

Statewide, many folks are not aware that Maryland had a brief spell of dealing with witches long before the famous Salem witchcraft trials in 1692. The earliest cases in Maryland “involved the hanging of women assumed to be witches while aboard ships traveling from England to the colonies in 1654 and 1658.”

In April 1865 the editor of the Western Maryland Democrat, Joseph Shaw, was lynched in Westminster at the corner of Anchor and West Main Street for an editorial that he had published in the paper just days before President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14th 1865. "Joseph Shaw, the outspoken, pro-southern newspaperman, was Carroll County's final casualty of the war."

It might be noted, that murdering editors is on the disapproved behavior list in Westminster. You can complain and mutter epitaphs – but you can’t harm them.

Admission to the Box Lunch Talk is $3 for members and $7 for non-members. The price of admission includes a small selection of beverages and dessert.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. Free parking is available in the nearby Carroll Street parking lot.

For more information check the historical society’s web site at http://hsccmd.org, or call them at 410-848-6494.


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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Celebrate Local Heroes Festival at Dutterer's Family Park on August 17th, 2003


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Celebrate Local Heroes Festival at Dutterer's Family Park on August 17th, 2003

Westminster police officer Robert Bollinger runs his dog, Rex, through a series of demonstrations at the inaugural Celebrate Local Heroes Festival at Dutterer's Family Park on August 17th, 2003.

Westminster police officer Robert Bollinger runs his dog, Rex, through a series of demonstrations from biting at Benfer's arm while it was inside a protective sleeve, to hopping in and out of the car before it was smashed by a city work crew; at the inaugural Celebrate Local Heroes Festival at Dutterer's Family Park on August 17th, 2003.

In the background, volunteers from the Westminster Fire Department were waiting in the wings for the opportunity to demonstrate lifesaving techniques by dismantling a car.

According to an article about the event by Carroll County Times writer, Jonathan D. Jones, bringing the fire, police, and other city departments together for recognition is important, Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff said. “I always say public safety is the beginning of community," Dayhoff said. "I think it's an appropriate time to recognize the fire department, the police department, and the street department.”

“The festival was also an opportunity to showcase Dutterer's Family Park, said Lori Graham, who helped organize the event.


“‘There's never been a festival here before, and we thought [the first one] should be fun and community oriented,’ Graham said.”
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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lightning killed several trees in the backyard last summer

The work never stops. Lightning killed several trees in the backyard last summer. Made us sad. Sat. Aug. 5, 2017

Anyone who has a verse from Romans on his equip. is okay with me

Anyone who has a verse from Romans on his equip. is okay with me. Just saying. 9Aug2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

At the annual livestock auction at the Carroll Co. Fair

At the annual livestock auction at the Carroll Co. Fair. This is where the very foundation of Carroll Co. gives back to 4H, FFA, and the future leaders of the community. 4Aug2017

A visit with the chickens in the poultry building at the Carroll County Fair

A visit with the chickens in the poultry building at the Carroll County Fair. 3Aug2017

At the Carroll County Fair, when the National Anthem is played, everyone stops immediately and stands

At the Carroll County Fair, at the CC AG Center, when the National Anthem is played, everyone stops immediately and stands. It gives you goosebumps. 4Aug2017

We had lunch with Bob Shirley in the dining hall at the Carroll Co Fair

We had lunch with Bob Shirley in the dining hall at the Carroll County Fair. 4Aug 2017

One of the new features, at the Carroll County Fair


One of the new features, at the Carroll County Fair that we really like, are the American flags that line the pedestrian walkway from the parking. And every time we walk up the walkway, Caroline stops to stand and straighten each flag. She's a keeper. 4Aug2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

National Night Out on Crime activities at the Westminster Greens Community Center on August 3, 2004.






National Night Out on Crime activities at the Westminster Greens Community Center on August 3, 2004.

With Westminster Councilman Roy Chiavacci, Jeff Spaulding, Dean Brewer, Steve Shatzer, Stu Kozak, Randy Barnes, Mike Bible, Tom Kowalczyk, Keith Benfer, Keith Sautter, Doug Johnston, Mark Shobert, Pat Bassler, and Eric Helm from the Westminster Police Department and Julianna Albowicz from the office of Senator Mikulski

Pictures:

National Night Out on Crime at the Westminster Greens Community Center on Aug. 3, 2004 with Mike Bible and Jeff Spaulding. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster police officer Mark Shobert with Dano at the National Night Out On Crime activities at the Westminster Greens Community Center on Aug. 3, 2004. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff

August 3rd, 2004 Group Picture at the Westminster Greens Community Center during Westminster’s Recognition of National Night Out On Crime.
Left to right: Major Dean Brewer; Westminster Councilman Roy Chiavacci; Westminster Police Chief Jeff Spaulding; unknown; Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff; Julianna Albowicz, representing US Senator Barbara Mikulski; Lt. Steve Shatzer.

National Night Out on Crime activities at the Westminster Greens Community Center on August 3, 2004 with Westminster Kevin E. Dayhoff and Julianna Albowicz from the office of Senator Mikulski.



Labels: Law Order Natl Night Out, National Night Out on Crime, Westminster Council Pres Chiavacci-Roy, Westminster File The Greens, Westminster Police Chief Spaulding, Westminster Police Dept Natl Night Out


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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. at “National Night Out” Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Dutterer's Family Park


Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. at “National Night Out” Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:30-8:00 Dutterer's Family Park

Food, Games, Door Prizes, Music

Police and community partnerships: National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It's also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better. See you there.

Hosted by: GFWC Junior Woman's Club of Westminster/City of Westminster Police Department

Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. at “National Night Out” Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:30-8:00 Dutterer's Family Park https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10211649355883023

“National Night Out” Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:30-8:00 Dutterer's Family Park https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10211649308081828



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Tumblr: Kevin Dayhoff Banana Stems www.kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/
Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:
Baltimore Sun - Carroll County Times - The Carroll Eagle: www.explorecarroll.com: http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/
Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/

E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com

My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/


See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Baltimore Sun - Carroll County Times - The Carroll Eagle: www.explorecarroll.com: http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/
Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/

E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com

My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/


See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Treasurer C. Babylon, Pres. B. Cumberland and I are at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept., St. Mary's Co.

Treasurer C. Babylon, Pres. B. Cumberland and I are at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept., St. Mary's Co. Sunday, July 30, 2017

Treasurer C. Babylon, Pres. B. Cumberland and I are at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept.

Treasurer C. Babylon, Pres. B. Cumberland and I are at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept. for a MSFA fire equipment funding committee meeting. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

EMS providers from Westminster, Hampstead, and Pleasant Valley Fire companies

EMS providers from Westminster, Hampstead, and Pleasant Valley Fire companies provide stand by emergency medical services at the rodeo at the Carroll County Fair 29Jy2017

Katie Bryan, Becki Stem, and Caroline review details in the Carroll Co. Fair dining hall recipe ‘bible.’

Katie Bryan, Becki Stem, and Caroline review details in the Carroll County Fair dining hall recipe 'bible.' 29Jy2017