Sunday, October 15, 2017
The 25 riders who were called back to ride-off for the finals, study the course at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Sunday morning services at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster. www.gracelc.org Kayla Sherfey officiated - somewhat. 8Oct2017 The takeaway from the service this morning comes from Matthew 21: 33-46, "The Trouble with Vineyards."
At the prelude discussion by Bill Scanlon Murphy and composer Andrew Earle Simpson at the Columbia Orchestra for a performance of Sibelius and Chaplin, Sat. Oct. 7, 2017 at the Jim Rouse Theater. Tonight's performance is music to accompany the 1917 silent film, "The Immigrant," by Charlie Chaplin. A discussion of Chaplin's ability to place pathos and comedy next to each other. An observation that a film about the challenges of immigration portrayed in a movie from 100 years ago. Murphy always delights in explaining the obscure intracacies and complexities of the music that is about to be performed.
At the Columbia Orchestra for a performance of music to accompany the 1917 silent film The Immigrant
Friday, October 06, 2017
At the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop took place at the Westminster Fire Department on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Dr. Bruce Fraederich presented the latest research in the goals and objectives of pruning systems.
A regulatory update was presented by Veronica Johnson, from the Maryland Department of Agriculture at the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop took place at the Westminster Fire Department on Friday, October 6, 2017.
An update on insect pests and problems was presented by Dr. Mike Raupp, University of Maryland.
According to the City of Westminster and the Westminster Tree Commission, the workshop was, "Presented by Bartlett Tree Experts, the Westminster Tree Commission, and the City of Westminster.
"The annual workshop was established with the goal of improving the skills of arborists, foresters, gardeners, and landscapers from government agencies. To this end, the one day event brings in industry experts from around the country to provide professional training and education. State Foresters and private arborists and foresters are welcomed as well.
"All eligible attendees receive Maryland Pesticide Applicator--Full Recertification and Continuing Education Credits from SA (International Society of Arborists) and the American Society of Foresters. Offering these re-certification and continuing education credits is an ongoing service which recognizes the professional achievements of the attendees."
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Congratulations to Commissioner Steve Wantz for graduating from the Univ. of MD Academy for Excellence in Local Governance
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Caroline, Grammy Evelyn, and I enjoyed dinner with our friend Joyce Hashert and her dad, Mr. Hashert
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.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 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 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
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Best bumper sticker of the year - so far. “I brake for squirrels. (Then yell at them like a concerned parent.)”
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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.
We interviewed the prairie dogs at the Big Dry Creek Exploration Trail at Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado.
The sculptures are magnificent.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Friday, August 04, 2017
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