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

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year from "A" shift at the Westminster Fire Dept


Happy New Year from "A" shift at the Westminster Fire Dept. and Thomas. Don't drink and drive. You might not make it home and your dog will miss you. Besides we're the folks that will scoop you off the road... 31Dec2016

Do not drink and drive. Your dog would not understand why you never came home. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/01/do-not-drink-and-drive-your-dog-would.html #HappyNewYear

Dec. 31, 2016 - Do not drink and drive. Your dog would not understand why you never came home. I mean, I can explain to your family, friends and loved-ones that you had a terrible accident – but how will I be able to tell your dog? Help me out here – do not drink and drive. Give it a rest. Give me a break. Give the keys to a designated driver. Just saying. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209669173819709&set=a.1514955267414.75651.1040426835&type=3&theater

Dec. 31, 2016 - Happy New Year from "A" shift at the Westminster Fire Dept. and Thomas. Don't drink and drive. You might not make it home and your dog will miss you. Besides we're the folks that will scoop you off the road... 31Dec2016 https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10209667034766234?pnref=story


Friday, December 30, 2016

Caroline and I visited with family members at Krider's St. Ben's Cemetery

Caroline and I visited with family members at Krider's St. Ben's Cemetery in Westminster last Wed. to pay our respects to family members that have gone before us and made the the holidays what it is for us today. 28Dec2016

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April,1942 left to right: the late David S. Babylon, Jr., Harry Emigh, and Paul Cover


April,1942 left to right: the late David S. Babylon, Jr., Harry Emigh, and Paul Cover, in Westminster. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Evelyn Babylon and family.

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Caroline and I visited with retired Westminster Fire Dept. Fire Police Officer Wayne Spencer


Caroline and I visited with retired Westminster Fire Dept. Fire Police Officer Wayne Spencer at Grace Lutheran Church the other day. Wayne asked us to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to his Westminster firefighter friends and colleagues. 28 Dec 2016

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Lonely is the runner that braves the cold temps to run 2 miles on the Wakefield Valley Trail


Lonely is the runner that braves the cold temps to run 2 miles on the Wakefield Valley Trail listening to Nickelback. Don't judge. Happy New Year 30Dec2016


Music, Music Nickelback, Sports Running Wakefield Valley Trail, #running, Dayhoff running,

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dec. 27, 1976: “Don’t discard your Christmas Tree”



Dec. 27, 1976: “Don’t discard your Christmas Tree”

Dec. 27, 1976: “Don’t discard your Christmas Tree” – “Don’t discard your Christmas tree when it has outlived its utility in the house – it can be put to advantageous use around the garden…” From the Dec. 27, 1976 edition of the Carroll County section of the Hanover Evening Sun.


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David Schaeffer, 96, of Westminster, MD June 9, 1920 ~ December 20, 2016 (age 96)


David Schaeffer, 96, of Westminster, MD June 9, 1920 ~ December 20, 2016 (age 96)


VISITATION: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, Westminster, MD,  Directions Text Details Email Details

FUNERAL SERVICE: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 12:00 PM, Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home Westminster, MD

F. David Schaeffer, 96, of Westminster, MD, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at Brightview Westminster Ridge in Westminster. Born June 9, 1920 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Noah Luther and Elizabeth Gilmore (Slagle) Schaeffer. He was the husband of Hilda M. “Bobbye” (McDaniel) Schaeffer, to whom he was married for 72 years.

David graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1937 with Cum Laude honors. While attending Gettysburg College, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was selected to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He graduated in 1941 earning a B.A. degree in Economics with Magna Cum Laude honors.

Upon graduation from Gettysburg College, David received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army from his ROTC training. He trained at various Army camps, including Camp Van Dorn, MS, where he met his future wife, Bobbye McDaniel of Baton Rouge, LA, at a USO dance.

While training with the 63rd Infantry Division, David was ordered to report to the Tenth Army at Fort Sam Houston, TX to train for the invasion of Okinawa toward the end of World War II. He remained in the Army Reserve as Lt. Colonel until 1953. He was a member of Westminster American Legion Post 31 and VFW Post 467.        

David was co-owner of the former Schaeffer Lumber Company in Westminster, a business that he opened with his father and brother in 1946. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are daughter, Dianne S. Bennett and husband Michael of Taneytown; sons, David “Mac” Schaeffer and wife Mary Ellen Melchiorre of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Lloyd Schaeffer and wife Cindy of Gettysburg, PA; grandsons, Jason Bennett and wife Laura of Westminster, and Matthew Schaeffer and wife Kimberly of Chantilly, VA; great-granddaughters, Brooke and Mackenzie Bennett, and Jaiden and Kennedy Schaeffer; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Edgar A. Schaeffer, and grandsons, Daniel and Steven Schaeffer.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis Street, Westminster, MD with the Rev. Kevin Clementson officiating. Interment will follow at Kriders Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD, 21157, or to the charity of one’s choice.
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Sunday, December 25, 2016

The legend of Santa Claus and the nine reindeer by Kevin Dayhoff


The legend of Santa Claus and the nine reindeer by Kevin Dayhoff Merry Christmas.


The tradition that Santa Claus, or Father Christmas as he is known in England, traveled through the night in a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer is thought to be a Scandinavian myth.

We got the ninth reindeer, Rudolf, from the department store, Montgomery Ward. The character first appeared in a 1939 publication by Robert L. May, which was marketed by Montgomery Ward. According to many sources, including a December 25, 2013 story on "Morning Edition," on NPR, the author considered the name 'Reginald' or 'Rollo,' before settling upon the name Rudolf...

The legend of Santa Claus and the nine reindeer by Kevin Dayhoff Merry Christmas. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-legend-of-santa-claus-and-nine.html



USMC – 1991 Barbie and Ken dolls



USMC Barbie and Ken dolls - - I got the best Christmas present ever from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, both retired US Army Colonels, and Liz, an awesome niece; who gave me a vintage 1991 Barbie and Ken doll, still in the original box, complete with a Good Conduct Medal, and Desert Storm participation medal. "Sergeants Barbie and Ken serve their country with spirit and pride as they follow the United States Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful.)" 25Dec2016


Saturday, December 17, 2016

First snow and ice of the season hits Carroll County


First snow and ice of the season hits Carroll County

Dec. 17, 2016

We did not enjoy the cold and the snow today as we ran a few errands. I do not like winter. Dec. 17, 2016

The roads were in fairly good shape this afternoon thanks to the hard work of the Westminster, Carroll County, and Maryland snow removal crews. They are rock stars and rank up there with Santa Claus this time of the year.

However, I imagine all the wet roads are going to turn to ice this evening. If you do not have to go out, stay home. If you must go out on the roads, please be safe.

The firefighters, EMS providers, and police work hard to keep you safe and we want all our men and woman in uniform to go home safe to their families at the end of the day. Do your part, and make some hot chocolate and watch the Hallmark channel from the warmth and safety of your living room couch.


Meanwhile according to the Maryland State Police: Travel Advisories Remain In Effect Through Tomorrow

12/17/2016 02:05 PM EST


(PIKESVILLE, MD) — Despite the warming temperatures this afternoon, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remain cautious as the weather continues to cause hazardous driving conditions around the state and dropping temperatures tomorrow evening could create a scenario similar to this morning. As of 1:00 p.m. today, preliminary figures indicate Maryland state troopers have… Read the Rest... http://news.maryland.gov/msp/2016/12/17/travel-advisories-remain-in-effect-through-tomorrow/
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Westminster, Carroll County Maryland proposed 1994 – 1995 budget


Westminster, Carroll County Maryland proposed 1994 – 1995 budget http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2016/12/westminster-carroll-county-maryland.html

April 20, 1994

Cleaning out some old boxes of papers. I remember attending the budget hearing well. Please enjoy the attached.

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Westminster, Maryland, Carroll County, budget, municipality, 1994, government



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First president racks-up $300,000 in overdue library fines - May 10, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff


Our nation’s first president may never have told a lie, but he was not without his faults. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not_15.html  

First president racks-up $300,000 in overdue library fines. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not_15.html

Too funny. Sadly, the links for most of 1,000 stories I wrote in the Carroll Eagle Section, all its predecessors, the Westminster Eagle et al; from the years before The Baltimore Sun purchased the Carroll County Times – are now all dead. Really bums me out.

However, I cross-posted a link to many of the stories on my websites, kevindayhoff.net and kevindayhoff.org …

I was recently reminded of one of my all-time favorite stories of my all-time favorite stories in response to a colleague’s (CAMK) confession on Facebook that she owes the library late-fees. Too funny. Epic… Dec. 14, 2016 / ked. All of you are in good company: First president racks-up $300,000 in overdue library fines. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not_15.html

May 10, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff

The BBC is reporting that archivists in New York’s oldest library have uncovered a surprising borrower with overdue books.

It has been recently revealed that on October 5, 1789, our nation’s first president, George Washington, borrowed two books from what was then the only library in Manhattan, the New York Society Library.

According to the BBC, on October 5, 1789, a time when New York City was serving as our nation’s capital, President Washington borrowed the “Law of Nations,” a dissertation on international relations, and volume 12 of a collection of transcripts of debate transcripts from Britain's House of Commons. 

Now this in itself may not be earth-shattering news.  However there is a catch.  It appears that the books were due a month later but they were never returned.

At the moment, the overdue fines for this lapse, by the president who never told a lie, have grown to $300,000.00 in the ensuing 220 years.

The BBC reports that although the library is willing to excuse the fine from the first president, it does, however, want the books back. “Sadly for fans of 18th-Century political literature, they appear to have vanished,” laments the BBC.

Locally, in Carroll County, the first library did not open until 1863, so that rules-out the opportunity for President Washington to have any overdue library fines in Carroll County.

Furthermore, the Carroll County Public Library is not aware of any president who has any overdue library books, according to Gregor Becker, an information specialist with the local library.



http://bit.ly/cBgZnY - sadly, this is now a dead links – updated Dec. 14, 2016

20100510 d1 SCE Washington failed to return library books. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not_15.html

Our nation's first president may not have told a lie, but he was not without his faults Posted 5/10/10 by Carroll Eagle – Updated Dec. 14, 2016 - the link to the Carroll Eagle is now dead. For a while, the Baltimore Sun picked-up the stories, but alas, all the links are now dead – the link simply takes you to the Baltimore Sun…. It was updated in response to a colleague’s (CAMK) confession on Facebook that she owes the library late-fees. Too funny.


Related: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not.html - Our nation's first president may not have told a lie, but he was not without his faults Tuesday, May 11, 2010


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tree-lighting at the Carroll Co Office Building http://fw.to/S75zF8f Gr8 pics by Carroll Co Times photographer Steve Ruark #photography


Tree-lighting at the Carroll Co Office Building http://fw.to/S75zF8f Gr8 pics by Carroll Co Times photographer Steve Ruark #photography

Christmas tree-lighting at the Carroll County office building. 12Dec2016. This year’s tree donation were provided by Hirt Tree Farm and Zepp's Tree Farm.


For more great coverage of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners tree-lighting at the Carroll County Office Building on December 12, 2016 by Steve Ruark, go to the Carroll County Times http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/cctnews-tree-lighting-at-the-carroll-county-office-building-20161212-photogallery.html

Christmas Tree-lighting Steve Ruark / Carroll County Times Holiday lights glow outside the Carroll County Office Building after a tree-lighting ceremony. Dec. 12, 2016. (Yes, that is I in the red WFD coat. I was there with Caroline, but sadly, I do not see her in the picture.) Another great job by the Carroll County Board of Commissioners – just saying Merry Christmas

http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/ Carroll County MD Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Tree-lighting at the Carroll Co Office Building http://fw.to/S75zF8f Gr8 pics by Carroll Co Times photographer Steve Ruark #photography http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2016/12/tree-lighting-at-carroll-co-office.html

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Happy Birthday to the @NationalGuard Dec.13, 1636

Happy Birthday to the @NationalGuard Dec.13, 1636

Happy Birthday to the @NationalGuard. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have proudly served our nation. #troopthanks
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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Block Unknown Number From Calling

#Block on your phone: 786-209-0861 Florida unknown caller Dec. 13, 2016

#Block on your phone: 786-209-0861 Florida unknown caller Dec. 13, 2016 1:13 p.m. No one on the phone when I answer. Telemarketer fraudster spammer scammer that says that we have "we've been pre-approved for a loan... "

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Block this number on your ph: I just got a #Unwanted_phone_call from this number: 786-209-0861 Florida Dec. 13, 2016 1:13 p.m.

#Block on your phone: 339-204-9443 Massachusetts Robot call to tell me that I qualify for a $250,000 business loan with no credit check. Dec. 9, 2016

#Block on your phone (877) 582-7457 did not hear it well. Global Insurance (?) Selling back or knee braces. 18 Nov2016

#Unwanted_phone_call, Scams Fraud, Unwanted, Unwanted phone calls

For more number to block on your phone go to http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/search/label/%23Unwanted_phone_call

You may want to consider taking a moment of your time right now to add this number to your phone contacts and put it on your blocked phone number list. The time you take right now may save you time and aggravation later.



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I believe in Santa Claus by Kevin Earl Dayhoff


December 9, 2016

Throughout history, Westminster and Carroll County have been filled with the spirit of the season for the Christmas holidays. No Grinches here.

I hope that by now you are putting the final touches on your Christmas decorations and wrapping presents with some soothing heavy metal Christmas music on in the background.

Actually, some of my all-time Christmas favorites include "The Chipmunk Song" sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks in 1958 and "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" written by John Rox and performed by Gayla Peevey, 10 years old at the time, in 1953.

Another classic that comes to mind is a little more offbeat, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Tommie Connor. He was only 13 years old when it was recorded in 1952. The song was actually banned by the Catholic Church in several cities.

Yes, of course, I believe in Santa Claus.

I believe because Dolly Pardon and local community leader Mary Bostwick Shellman have told me that Santa exists...



‘Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember’, Published November 15, 1984 / Last Updated August 23, 2015: ‘Kenny & Dolly – Christmas To Remember’ is a network television Christmas special inspired by their popular album, ‘Once Upon a Christmas’

In 1984, Dolly Parton starred alongside of Kenny Rogers in “Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas To Remember,” a network television special inspired by “Once Upon A Christmas,” a popular Christmas album recorded by Dolly and Kenny Rogers.

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Yes, of course, I believe in Santa Claus. I believe because Dolly Pardon and local community leader Mary Bostwick Shellman have told me that Santa exists. http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/ph-cc-dayhoff-121116-20161209-column.html

Parton told the world that she believes in Santa Claus on December 2, 1984 when she sang “I Believe in Santa Claus” with Kenny Rogers in a Christmas special on CBS, “Kenny & Dolly – Christmas To Remember.” According to her website, dollyparton.com, the Christmas special show was “inspired by their popular album, ‘Once Upon a Christmas.’” http://dollyparton.com/life-and-career/movies-television/christmas-to-remember/463 


‘Kenny & Dolly’ sang, “… I believe in Santa Claus I'll tell you why I do… I believe that dreams and plans and wishes can come true. I believe in miracles I believe in magic too. I believe in Santa Claus and I believe in you. I believe in family in country and in smiles. I believe in turning negatives to positives in life…”





Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas tree-lighting at the Carroll County office building


Christmas tree-lighting at the Carroll County office building. 12Dec2016 This years tree donation were provided by Hirt Tree Farm and Zepp's Tree Farm.

Video: Westminster Municipal Band annual awards dinner at the American Legion

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Westminster Municipal Band annual awards dinner at the American Legion. Celebrating over 123 years of great representation of our community. 12Dec2016

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Westminster Municipal Band annual awards dinner at the American Legion


Westminster Municipal Band annual awards dinner at the American Legion. Celebrating over 123 years of staying in tune, err - touch; with great representation of our community. 12Dec2016

Residents voice concerns over increased traffic on Westminster road

And again we get a call to Rte 27 and Kate Wagner Road: 8:11 AM Monday 12Dec2016: [Sta 3 Fire] 08:11 CT: VEHICLE COLLISION KATE WAGNER RD / RT 27 BOX: 0302 DUE: X39

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carrollcountytimes.com

In Carroll County, we are dealing with the consequences of years of paying high Maryland state taxes and contributing to the Maryland transportation fund and getting nothing in return.

We are long overdue to have the state address many of the neglected but much needed road and intersection upgrades.

Not only are the roads not designed in Carroll County to handle the current traffic loads but also it seems many folks could stand to be more patient and polite. Just saying


Nov. 26, 2016 by Heather Mongilio

Residents voice concerns over increased traffic on Westminster road




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