Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Monday, July 24, 2017

“Living History campers experience 1800s life” by Michel Elben

"Attempting tinsmithing, rising fourth-grader Colby Petry said in the middle of his camp last week that he signed up because he is 'really into history.'"


http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-living-history-camp-2017-20170719-story.html


"Living History campers experience 1800s life" by Michel Elben


"Twenty-four fourth-grade campers, some dressed in period garb, tried their hands at sewing, cooking, painting, tinsmithing, weaving, ropemaking, cane-fishing and candy-making last week during the Carroll County Farm Museum's annual Living History Camp. This week, fifth-graders are getting their turn…"

Dinner at the Westminster Vol. Fire Dept

Dinner at the Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. 24Jy2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Welcome to church services at Grace Lutheran this morning

Welcome to church services at Grace Lutheran this morning, the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. We enjoyed Pastor Martha's message about the parable of the wheat and the weeds found in Matthew chapter 13. 23Jy2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lunch at Westminster Vol. Fire House. Sun. 16Jy2017

Lunch at Westminster Vol. Fire House. Sun. 16Jy2017. Life is good. Covering for Lt. Darby. Congratulations, we miss you.

My article on the Estonian dancers is in the Sunday print edition of the Carroll County Times

https://www.google.com/amp/www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/ph-cc-dayhoff-071617-20170713-column,amp.html My article on the Estonian dancers is in the Sunday print edition of the Carroll County Times.. Please enjoy Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summertime in Carroll County. Life is good

Summertime in Carroll County. Life is good. Sat. 15Jy2017

Summertime in Carroll County. Life is good

Summertime in Carroll County. Life is good. Sat. 15Jy2017

Sunday morning at Grace Lutheran Church

Sunday morning at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. Pastor Kevin spoke to us about "touching the lives of those in need." 16Jy2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Terry Smack elected to the board of directors of Farmers and Merchants Bank

Terry Smack elected to the board of directors of Farmers and Merchants Bank

Huge congratulations to my friend Terry Smack for being elected to the board of directors of Farmers and Merchants Bank. She will do a great job. It is about time. 

This speaks well of Farmers and Merchants Bank as it is about time, that boards of directors start looking like the local community by adding women, and men and woman of color. Just saying.

If you are not aware of the epic accomplishments of Ms. Smack; she is the owner of Terry's Tag and Title Service, a tag and title agent for the State of Maryland. 

And she understands that as a responsible business owner, she has a social contract with the community. 

She gives back to the community and in spite of her phenomenal success, she is still fun, friendly, approachable, and has never forgotten her roots. 

And the greater community has recognized her efforts by naming her, and her business, in the business category, as one of the Community Foundation of Carroll County's 11th annual Philanthropists of the Year in October 2016.

Join me in recognizing and congratulating bank director Terry Smack. June 29, 2017

Read more here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/business_technology/farm-merch-employee-news-20170629-story.html and here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-philanthropist-terrys-tag-and-title-20161016-story.html

For dinner this evening, Caroline, Grammy and returned to Buttersburg

For dinner this evening, Caroline, Grammy and returned to Buttersburg. It was too fun. 

It is great to be alive in the year 2017. Jim Rowe had posted on my Facebook page that he had baked a cherry custard pie. 

I had planned to stay in the office and work through dinner with a sandwich. However, with the information that a cherry custard pie was available, 

Caroline weighed-in, the presses stopped and all plans were changed. 

Jim Rowe greeted us at the door, and seated us in the back. We had a great dinner. 

Caroline ordered salmon cakes, Grammy got the soft shell crab again and I went for the meatloaf. Meatloaf is a specialty dish for both Caroline and me, so we know meatloaf – and it was the best. 

Our server was Tessa Howard – the best. 

For dessert, Caroline and Grammy had the cherry custard pie and I had the carrot cake. It was to die for. 

Frank Tunzi came out from the kitchen to say hi, and to remind us that he made the flowers for our wedding. He even remembered all the details. (I know flowers – it was my business for 25-years.) 

And for a bonus, we got to see Stephen Howard, who was helping-out in the kitchen of whom, I was just reminded, is Larry L Brumfield's son. It is a small world. 

It's great to live in Carroll County. Love, love, love Buttersburg Inn. 

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Breakfast at Applebee’s supports Carroll Co NAACP education fund

Breakfast at Applebee’s supports Carroll Co NAACP education fund

July 29th fundraising event at the Applebee’s in Westminster supports Carroll County NAACP education fund

Westminster, June 30, 2017 - - Attached please find a flyer of our annual Carroll County NAACP “Continuing Education Grant” fundraiser at Applebee's in Westminster on Saturday, July 29th at 8 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Every year, along with the Pehl Foundation, the Carroll County NAACP gives at least one $1,000 Continuing Education Award to a high achieving student in Carroll County Public Schools planning to go to a trade school, college, or university. The money raised from the Applebee’s event goes directly into the CC NAACP continuing education fund.

Tickets are only $10/person – and children under 12 are $5.00 apiece.

Please mark your calendars now and begin informing your family and friends.

The GPS address is: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 634 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, MD 21157

I have attended several fundraisers at Applebee’s over the years for a number of different community organizations. It is actually a really unique experience in that the community organization that benefits from the fundraiser actually takes over the restaurant. Essentially every booth is filled with a family that you either know or want to get to know because you share a common interest in supporting an organization that supports the greater community. It’s like a big extended family get together.

Looking forward to seeing you on July 29th, 2017



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This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area


This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area

In the last several meetings of the Carroll County NAACP, we have discussed Juneteenth.

June 30th, 2017 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

Westminster Md. - This year the Juneteenth celebration in Carroll County, June 19th, 2017 at the Carroll Arts Center, featured a special premiere screening of “The Rock of our Ancestors,” a Community Media Center (CMC) produced documentary about the origins, history, and impact of Carroll County’s small, African-American Churches. For more information go here: http://www.carrollmediacenter.org/the-rock-of-our-ancestors/

According to the April 27, 2017 minutes of the Carroll County NAACP: “It was mentioned that the Community Media Center http://www.carrollmediacenter.org/ and the CC NAACP will partner in an upcoming event involving a movie that has been made about the history of the Black churches in Carroll County.

The event will take place this year on June 19th, 2017 at the Carroll Arts Center http://www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org/index.asp.

For those not familiar with Juneteenth, it is a celebration of the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching Galveston Texas and being publicly announced by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19th, 1865 - two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had been signed on January 1, 1863.

To watch a short trailer of the documentary film on the black churches in Carroll County go here: https://youtu.be/ozGHZczQt1k

According to Sherry Taylor with the Carroll Community Media center, “Throughout our history, the church has been the cornerstone around which people have gathered to build their communities. It is the rock of faith that sustains us in times of uncertainty, the foundation that supports us as we grow, and a touchstone to guide us day-by-day.

“But, some of our small churches are finding themselves on shifting sand, facing an uncertain future. Shrinking congregations, competing interests, and financial pressures create significant challenges in their survival.

“Carroll County’s houses of worship not only serve as a source of strength and comfort, but also have been vessels of history; some tracing their roots back over 100 years.

“For these parishioners, the loss of the church, is the loss of their legacy. Today, it’s not just the building or the congregation that is at risk, it is the very heritage of their ancestors and the identity of an entire community that is at stake.”

I recently wrote an article on Juneteenth that appeared in the Carroll County Times - “Time Flies: June 19 is Juneteenth Independence Day,” by Kevin Dayhoff June 16, 2017:

“June 19, is "Juneteenth," a relatively little-known holiday in approximately 45 of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia. In June 2011, when I first wrote about the importance of Juneteenth and advocated that Maryland recognize 'Juneteenth Independence Day,' only 38 states observed the holiday. Today, according to some recent research, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota still do not recognize the ‘19th of June.’ …”


This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/year-s-celebration-juneteenth-carroll-co-featured-documentary-black-churches

This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area


This year’s celebration of Juneteenth in Carroll Co. featured a documentary on the black churches in the area https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/this-years-celebration-of-juneteenth-in-carroll-co-featured-a-documentary-on-the-black-churches-in-the-area/

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1931 Model A Ford


Caroline and I visited the vendor's booths at the #MSFA 2017 Maryland State Firemen's Association Convention, but after some thought and consideration we have decided that we want the Westminster Fire Dept. to buy the 1931 Model A Ford, for its next piece of equipment. Just saying. Monday, June 19, 2017.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Hill: Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia

News Alert

The Hill: Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia
June 24, 2017

Frustrated Democrats hoping to elevate their election fortunes have a resounding message for party leaders: Stop talking so much about Russia.
Democratic leaders have been beating the drum this year over the ongoing probes into the Trump administration’s potential ties to Moscow, taking every opportunity to highlight the saga and forcing floor votes designed to uncover any business dealings the president might have with Russian figures.
But rank-and-file Democrats say the Russia-Trump narrative is simply a non-issue with district voters, who are much more worried about bread-and-butter economic concerns like jobs, wages and the cost of education and healthcare.
Read the full story here
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

For dinner on Wed., on our eating tour of Ocean City Md., we ate at Huggins #MSFA2017

For dinner on Wed., on our eating tour of Ocean City Md., we ate at Huggins Crab House www.higginscrabhouse.com at 31st St. 410-289-2581

We choose to eat outside on the rooftop, which worked out well because it gave us a great view of the sunset.

I ordered the Seafood Pasta, which includes over ½ pound of shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels sauteed, and served with a choice of Alfredo or marinara sauce $25.99.

Caroline ordered Seafood Tacos, with Mahi Mahi. It included two tacos with a fresh vegetable blend that has been infused with a special Asian sauce. $15.49.

Our dinners were wonderful. The service was great. The restaurant was nicely appointed and decorated and quite appealing.

If you go, ask for our server, Sherwood, he was friendly and very good. We liked him.

Or ask for Emily Mitrovich. Emily is a Winter's Mill High School graduate from Westminster, who recently graduated from Salisbury University. She has a teacher's certificate in early childhood education and is currently looking for work in Carroll and Baltimore County public schools. Of course we encouraged her to to come back to Carroll County.

It is a small world, after talking with Emily, she was able to recall that she came to the Westminster mayor's office to interview me when she was in the third grade. I remember it well. What fun

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Westminster Municipal Band marches on the Ocean City Boardwalk

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The Westminster Municipal Band marches on the Ocean City Boardwalk as it prepares to join the annual #MSFA2017 Md. St. Firemen’s Annual Ocean City parade. 21Je2017 



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The Westminster Municipal Band prepares to join the annual #MSFA2017 parade


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The Westminster Municipal Band prepares to join the annual #MSFA2017 Md. St. Firemen’s Annual Ocean City parade. 21Je2017 https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10211224821669933

Westminster Municipal Band, MD muni Ocean City, Fire CC Depts 03 Westminster, Fire Md St Firemen's Assoc, #MSFA #MSFA2017
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

We ate at The Dough Rollers at 41st Street and the Coastal Highway #MSFA2017

We ate at The Dough Rollers at 41st Street and the Coastal Highway - right next to the OC Convention Center,  after the memorial service. It was nice to sit down for a dinner and the place was very pleasant - almost like a country restaurant. Our servers were really nice, the food was not over-priced, and we both enjoyed our dinner. www.DoughRollerRestaurants.com Sunday, June 18, 2017. #MSFA2017

Md State Firemen’s Association Convention JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICE

Maryland State Firemen's Association Convention JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICE – Roland E. Powell Convention Center Bay Front Hall Room 1700 hours Sunday, June 18, 2017 #MSFA2017

Class at the Maryland State Firemen’s Association convention in Ocean City on “Social Media Best Practices and Tips”

Class at the Maryland State Firemen's Association convention in Ocean City on "Social Media Best Practices and Tips" presented by Jennifer Williams, the Public Relations Specialist with MFRI Sunday, 1445 hours June 18, 2017 #MSFA2017

Most fire and EMS departments have some type of social media profile, but do they know how to manage it properly? This workshop will provide best practices and tips from experienced Maryland PIOs and allow time for Q and A with some of the experts! 

Maryland State Firemen’s Assoc. Convention


Maryland State Firemen's Assoc. Convention at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017

Chaplain Charlie Barnhart leads the Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. at the Maryland State Firemen’s Assoc. Convention

Carroll County Chaplain Charlie Barnhart leads the Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. at the Maryland State Firemen's Assoc. Convention at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. This is the 10th annual worship service. It was initiated by Chaplain Charlie Barnhart 10 years ago. Music is provided by Westminster Municipal Band members David and Dandy Miller, Lisa Warner, and Ellen Nash-West. Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Friday, June 16, 2017

This scale does not measure character, beauty, or talent.


“This scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure character, beauty, talent, purpose, possibility, strength, or love.”

Smile, this sign is attached to the wall in my sister’s doctor’s office above the scales – where you weigh-in. Too fun. So true. June 16, 2017


And yes, my sister is awesome. And yes, she is a brainiac. Just saying.
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MARYLAND STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION Convention in Ocean City, Md. #MSFA2017


MARYLAND STATE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION Convention in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday, June 17, 2017 and continue through Friday, June 23, 2017.

#MSFA2017

We are excited to bring this packet of information to you about the upcoming 125th Annual Convention and Conference of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) and the Ladies Auxiliary. The 125th Celebration has been taking place all year long throughout the Great State of Maryland and will climax with the Convention in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday, June 17, 2017 and continue through Friday, June 23, 2017. This year the Convention Committee has been working extremely hard to create more family participation activities as a part of the week-long schedule of events. We encourage you to bring the family to the beach and experience a unique Ocean City Family Memory.

We hope that you take advantage of the many opportunities for informative presentations, networking with your peers from around the state, getting additional training and education by attending one of the many conference seminars offered, and getting hands-on-opportunities to view new product/technology at our two exhibit halls. In addition, take some time to attend our Sunday Joint Memorial Service and our Awards Presentation on Tuesday morning as we recognize the achievement, accomplishments, and dedication of many departments and individuals within the MSFA and the Ladies Auxiliary. Look for events marked “NEW” to see what has been added or changed.

It is important that you take some time to look over the entire convention and conference schedule to make sure you do not miss anything. The convention committee is committed in bringing you the best annual gathering possible. We appreciate your comments and feedback about the week’s activities, and will be circulating a convention and conference survey again this year. The following detailed information is being provided to enhance your convention experience:


1.    ENTRY AND ACCESS FOR THE CONVENTION CENTER
2.    CONVENTION AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM
3.    EDUCATION AND TRAINING SEMINARS ***NEW TOPICS***
4.    HANDS-ON TRAINING SESSIONS (Expanded Offerings)
5.    FREE BUS PASSES
6.    SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
7.    FIRE AND EMS MEMORABILIA PLEA MARKET
8.    MISS FIRE PREVENTION CONTEST
9.     JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICE
10. FAMILY NIGHT AT JOLLY ROGER AMUSEMENT PARK
11. PURSE AND BAG BINGO
12. 2nd ANNUAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
13. MACK FIRE TRUCK RALLY
14. MSFA/ LAMSFA JOINT INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
15. OC FOOLS BLOCK PARTY
16. WEDNESDAY PRAYER BREAKFAST
17. PARADE, TROPHIES, AWARDS, AND RULES
18. FAMILY DAY AT FRONTIER TOWN WATER PARK

19. ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

For lunch Sat, June 10, 2017, Grammy, Caroline and I ate at local Korean Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

For lunch Sat, June 10, 2017, Grammy, Caroline and I ate at local Korean Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich in Newport News, Virginia.

We got off 64 at Rte 17 north, exit 259a. At the intersection of Rte 17 and Old Oyster Point Road, we found "Straight Outta Philly," at 12:15. Lunch took an hour. We left at 1:15 and resumed driving up Rte 17.

I got a Philly Cheese Steak Pizza. I am not kidding. Grammy actually got a Philly Cheese Steak. Caroline got the Korean Beef Bolgogi, with three Mondoos and no Kimchi. All of our food was quite good.

The restaurant was clean, well-lit and nicely decorated in a vinyl record musical theme. I especially appreciated several home-made signs that the server explained, were made by a local regular customer.

One sign explained that 'Tipping' was not a faraway Chinese city… We sat under a very large neon sign with the restaurant's name.

We always take a great deal of pride in finding locally-owned restaurants for eating when we are on the road. We like supporting local small businesses. More often than not, they have a story to tell, the food is great and the restaurant employees and servers are fun.

Straight Outta Philly was great. Our server was a local girl, who wants to go to school to be an ultrasound technician. While we were there a number of local folks came to eat, including two post office employees.

Straight Outta Philly
809 Old Oyster Point Road
Newport News, Virginia 23602
757-595-7860

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar. 201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo


Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar. 201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo

Ortega'z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar. 201 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Downtown Manteo. 252-473-5911 ortegazgrill@yahoo.com www.ortegaz.com

Guy Fieri has visited here with Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Cubano Press sandwich - Mojo roasted pulled pork, thinly sliced ham, Swiss cheese and dill pickles and grain mustard grilled on an authentic Cuban roll. $10.99

Seafood Enchilada: crab, shrimp, spinach, roasted red peppers, corn tortillas, in a light Verde sauce, served with rice and beans. $15.99



Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Today is the anniversary of D-Day in France during WWII

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Today is the anniversary of D-Day in France during WWII

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My morning conversation with Mrs. Sun. Mrs. Sun struggled to awaken this morning. But a fresh cup of coffee finally did the trick. #OBX June 6, 2017. I got up early at 5:45 - 6 a.m.
Today is the anniversary of D-Day in France during WWII.

Yes - as I listen to the waves, I remember that today is the anniversary of D-Day in France during WWII.

And I listen in silence so that I may hear the waves clearly speak for all the silent voices of the past.

I say a morning prayer for the folks many decades ago, who made it possible that I can sit by a tranquil seashore all these years later. I do not take it for granted and I will never forget. I pay homage to those who made it possible. Many of them left a simple young life, full of the future and a life of possibilities ahead of them, from my hometown - and they never came home.

I say a prayer for my Dad who served in the Pacific. I say a prayer for my friends who served in Vietnam while I was stationed stateside. All I could was worry - and pray. I say a prayer for my friends who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I say a prayer for the continued loss of life in London to the forces of sheer madness.

God bless those brave souls who served at D-Day, for their sense of duty and for their sacrifice so many decades ago. I am simply at a loss to imagine the terror, sense of duty, fate and destiny, and the fear.


All we can do now is pray and live a full life - to do honor for their sacrifice. And never-ever forget...

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Today is the anniversary of D-Day in France during WWII

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