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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Carroll and Frederick County Canneries

Carroll and Frederick County Canneries

Sometime ago, several folks were interested in additional information about the canning industry in Carroll County. I have written several articles about the canning industry and it is quite fascinating.

A quick and easy way to get to know some of the history of the canning industry is to get a copy of: “Carroll and Frederick County Canneries” by Harry Conover and John H. Foertschbeck, Sr. and edited by Mimi Ashcraft and Michael Freeman, Sr.

The ISBN number is 0-9829344-0-8

This is an excellent book on the canning industries in Carroll and Frederick Counties.

I believe that it is available at the Historical Society of Carroll County. http://hsccmd.org/ 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157


HSCC Offices: 410-848-6494, ext. 200 Library & Research: 410-848-6494, ext. 204
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Please remember why we have Memorial Day. It is not to buy 3 tires and get one Free. Thank you Veterans #Memorial Day


Please remember why we have Memorial Day. It is not to buy 3 tires and get one Free. Thank you Veterans #Memorial Day

I try to keep track of businesses that have Memorial Day sales; then try to never-ever do business with them.

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My Memorial Day story this Sunday, May 21, 2017, is on Sgt. Joe Oreto, who died in Tay Ninh Province Vit Nam up along the Cambodian border, during Operation Toan Thang II, on April 13, 1969.

I began researching my article for this Memorial Day a long time ago. It is another installment on one the Carroll County military personnel who appear on the wall at the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial next to the courthouse. In the past I have shared the stories of nine of the eighteen fallen heroes from the Vietnam War.

This year’s installment was one Tony Oreto… “On May 29, Carroll County will mark its 150th continuous annual observance of Memorial Day with a parade on Main Street in Westminster and ceremonies at the Westminster Cemetery. The annual tradition was first organized by Mary Bostwick Shellman on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War. Near the cemetery... “Time Flies: Remembering Joseph Oreto's service and sacrifice for Memorial Day” http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/ph-cc-dayhoff-052117-20170520-column.html

My law enforcement friends might note that when he was drafted, after two-years of college at St. Mary’s College – then a two-year school, he was a cadet training to be a police officer with the Washington D.C. Police. His father was a U.S. Marshal stationed in Chattanooga, TN.

In past years I have told the stories of Fred Magsamen, Christopher Jesse Miller, Jr., Stanley Groomes, Joseph Blickenstaff, Herbert Eugene Mulkey, Jr., James Norman Byers, Ronald Kenny, and Sherman E. Flanagan, Jr.

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Michel Elben Carroll County Times twitter.com/MichelElben


Proudly waving American flags, over 40 people walked half a mile from the St. Matthew United Church of Christ to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Sunday afternoon to honor those killed in service to their country in observance of Memorial Day.

"We honor the people that have given the utmost to our country and kept America free," said Arthur Jenne, a retired Marine Corps officer from Pleasant Valley.

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Kevin Dayhoff, who served in the Marine Corps Reserves, was the keynote speaker.

"It is our duty and responsibility as citizens, to remember these brave sons of Carroll County and never forget the men and women who know all too well the cost of our freedom, for their service to our country is the greatest gift of all," Dayhoff said.

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Originally published May 25, 2013

Say no to #MemorialDay sales http://tinyurl.com/qakbohk


Memorial Day 2013 To those who serve thank you

Please remember why we have Memorial Day. It is not to buy 3 tires and get one Free. Thank you Veterans http://tinyurl.com/7pbef68 http://twitpic.com/9q5f4x

I try to keep track of businesses that have Memorial Day sales Then try to never-ever do business with them.

Memorial Day To those who serve thank you http://tinyurl.com/o6msbgl





Memorial Day To those who serve thank you http://tinyurl.com/7pbef68  - http://twitpic.com/9q5f4x

For more stories on Memorial Day, on Kevin Dayhoff Soundtrack click on: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/search/label/Annual%20Memorial%20Day http://tinyurl.com/o6msbgl

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Memorial Day To those who serve thank you










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Eagle Archive: For Memorial Day, we recall a fallen soldier who made sure we remembered others By Kevin Dayhoff, May 26, 2012 ... on the granite Vietnam Memorial, in Washington. More ... County. After attending Memorial Day ceremonies at the Westminster ... Cemetery on May 28, Kevin Dayhoff may be found at the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park on Willis Street ...

Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on Memorial Day By Kevin Dayhoff, May 19, 2012 ... and proud veteran. He was the Memorial Day parade marshal for more than 44 ... missed, but not forgotten. This Memorial Day, I'll be saying a prayer for ... sacrifice for our country, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff ...

... represent "Miss Poppy" for the observance of Memorial Day. In the United States, the poppy is most often worn on Memorial Day. Pat Davis, who is assisting the ... this," said Amass of Krauss. Kevin Dayhoff

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, June 2, 2012 ... Westminster for the expanded 145th Memorial Day parade and ceremonies. Main ... had been the focal point of many Memorial Day observances in Westminster ? after ... May 30, 1868. This year's Memorial Day address was delivered by Navy Commander ...

... to visit the USS Maine Memorial Plat in the middle of ... Cemetery. The Maine Memorial area, surrounded by ... It was on the second day of military operations ... Well," and, to this day, the battle is commemorated ... south in February Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at…

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, Story January 28, 2013
... cemetery when they attend the annual Memorial Day parade. The annual observance ... before, make plans to attend the Memorial Day ceremonies in Westminster. This ... the Westminster Cemetery, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, January 12, 2013 ... A. P. Schultz, Monuments and Tombstones ... The good ole' days were indeed hard ... often took several days, and it was made ... microwave oven, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at ... A. P. Schultz, Monuments and Tombstones ... much easier than day-to-day life in ...

Charles Fisher Sr., 95, attorney and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, dies By Kevin Dayhoff, June 26, 2012 ... Department of Public Welfare during the day, and attended classes three evenings ... head of Westminster's annual Memorial Day parade with other local veterans ... John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, May 26, 2012 ... will be remembered on the first Memorial Day since his death in January ... Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens' Memorial Day observance, in Timonium ... Valley has conducted an annual Memorial Day observance since 1967. The memorial ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, September 9, 2011 ... cookouts over the three-day Labor Day weekend, men and women ... have any memory of that day or weren't yet born ... attend one of the several memorial services that will take ... 11 anniversary, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, November 1, 2011 ... Shellman founded Westminster's Memorial Day Parade in 1868 ? today believed ... the longest continuously running Memorial Day parade in the country. She ... Arlington National Cemetery," the Memorial Day poem for Antietam Battlefield and ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll Eagle and Steve Kilar, Baltimore Sun, January 12, 2012 ... Base. "This is a tragic day for (Seidler's unit), and ... Interment will be later that day at Arlington National Cemetery ... join the military. In the days following news of Seidler ... payable to: The Matthew Seidler Memorial Fund, c/o Susquehanna Bank...

By Kevin Dayhoff, January 7, 2012 ... no additional details were released. "This is a tragic day for (Seidler's unit), and especially for Matt's family ... the pride we'll feel when we see Matt's name on the EOD Memorial Wall at Eglin Air Force Base will not extinguish the sorrow ...



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Say no to #MemorialDay sales

May 25, 2015

Please remember why we have Memorial Day. It is not to buy 3 tires and get one Free. Thank you Veterans

I try to keep track of businesses that have Memorial Day sales; then try to never-ever do business with them.


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Michel Elben Carroll County Times twitter.com/MichelElben


Proudly waving American flags, over 40 people walked half a mile from the St. Matthew United Church of Christ to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Sunday afternoon to honor those killed in service to their country in observance of Memorial Day.

"We honor the people that have given the utmost to our country and kept America free," said Arthur Jenne, a retired Marine Corps officer from Pleasant Valley.

[…]

Kevin Dayhoff, who served in the Marine Corps Reserves, was the keynote speaker.

"It is our duty and responsibility as citizens, to remember these brave sons of Carroll County and never forget the men and women who know all too well the cost of our freedom, for their service to our country is the greatest gift of all," Dayhoff said.

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Originally published May 25, 2013

Say no to #MemorialDay sales http://tinyurl.com/qakbohk


Memorial Day 2013 To those who serve thank you

Please remember why we have Memorial Day. It is not to buy 3 tires and get one Free. Thank you Veterans http://tinyurl.com/7pbef68 http://twitpic.com/9q5f4x

I try to keep track of businesses that have Memorial Day sales Then try to never-ever do business with them.

Memorial Day To those who serve thank you http://tinyurl.com/o6msbgl





Memorial Day To those who serve thank you http://tinyurl.com/7pbef68  - http://twitpic.com/9q5f4x

For more stories on Memorial Day, on Kevin Dayhoff Soundtrack click on: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/search/label/Annual%20Memorial%20Day http://tinyurl.com/o6msbgl

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For more stories on Memorial Day, on Kevin Dayhoff Soundtrack:

Memorial Day To those who serve thank you










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Eagle Archive: For Memorial Day, we recall a fallen soldier who made sure we remembered others By Kevin Dayhoff, May 26, 2012 ... on the granite Vietnam Memorial, in Washington. More ... County. After attending Memorial Day ceremonies at the Westminster ... Cemetery on May 28, Kevin Dayhoff may be found at the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park on Willis Street ...

Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on Memorial Day By Kevin Dayhoff, May 19, 2012 ... and proud veteran. He was the Memorial Day parade marshal for more than 44 ... missed, but not forgotten. This Memorial Day, I'll be saying a prayer for ... sacrifice for our country, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff ...

... represent "Miss Poppy" for the observance of Memorial Day. In the United States, the poppy is most often worn on Memorial Day. Pat Davis, who is assisting the ... this," said Amass of Krauss. Kevin Dayhoff

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, June 2, 2012 ... Westminster for the expanded 145th Memorial Day parade and ceremonies. Main ... had been the focal point of many Memorial Day observances in Westminster ? after ... May 30, 1868. This year's Memorial Day address was delivered by Navy Commander ...

... to visit the USS Maine Memorial Plat in the middle of ... Cemetery. The Maine Memorial area, surrounded by ... It was on the second day of military operations ... Well," and, to this day, the battle is commemorated ... south in February Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at…

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, Story January 28, 2013
... cemetery when they attend the annual Memorial Day parade. The annual observance ... before, make plans to attend the Memorial Day ceremonies in Westminster. This ... the Westminster Cemetery, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, January 12, 2013 ... A. P. Schultz, Monuments and Tombstones ... The good ole' days were indeed hard ... often took several days, and it was made ... microwave oven, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at ... A. P. Schultz, Monuments and Tombstones ... much easier than day-to-day life in ...

Charles Fisher Sr., 95, attorney and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, dies By Kevin Dayhoff, June 26, 2012 ... Department of Public Welfare during the day, and attended classes three evenings ... head of Westminster's annual Memorial Day parade with other local veterans ... John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, May 26, 2012 ... will be remembered on the first Memorial Day since his death in January ... Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens' Memorial Day observance, in Timonium ... Valley has conducted an annual Memorial Day observance since 1967. The memorial ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, September 9, 2011 ... cookouts over the three-day Labor Day weekend, men and women ... have any memory of that day or weren't yet born ... attend one of the several memorial services that will take ... 11 anniversary, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, November 1, 2011 ... Shellman founded Westminster's Memorial Day Parade in 1868 ? today believed ... the longest continuously running Memorial Day parade in the country. She ... Arlington National Cemetery," the Memorial Day poem for Antietam Battlefield and ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll Eagle and Steve Kilar, Baltimore Sun, January 12, 2012 ... Base. "This is a tragic day for (Seidler's unit), and ... Interment will be later that day at Arlington National Cemetery ... join the military. In the days following news of Seidler ... payable to: The Matthew Seidler Memorial Fund, c/o Susquehanna Bank ...

By Kevin Dayhoff, January 7, 2012 ... no additional details were released. "This is a tragic day for (Seidler's unit), and especially for Matt's family ... the pride we'll feel when we see Matt's name on the EOD Memorial Wall at Eglin Air Force Base will not extinguish the sorrow ...



[20130525 Say no to Memorial Day sales]

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands


On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands - Concurrent Session 14: In it Together: UGRR Networks at work. A portion of the National Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference. Saturday May 20, 2017

Presentation 1: Tracking Harriet Tubman's network from Maryland to Canada West by Don Papaon.

Presentation 2: by Michael Boston: Platt H. Skinner -  Abolishionist and teacher of Deaf, Blind and Mute Black Children.

Saturday May 20, 2017

See also: Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center 20 May 2017

Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center
424 Race St, Cambridge, MD 21613


20 May 2017 Saturday for potions of the National Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference.


Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center


Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center
424 Race St, Cambridge, MD 21613

Monday, May 15, 2017

Karen Woodward: The Trouble With Adverbs



Karen Woodward: The Trouble With Adverbs: I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs .... - Stephen King, On Writing Why do many writers hate adverbs? When I first read ...

I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs ....
- Stephen King, On Writing
Why do many writers hate adverbs?

When I first read Stephen King's On Writing I confess I thought his stance toward adverbs a tad harsh. How could a part of speech be categorically condemned? As Jeff Chapman writes:
Adverbs shade the meaning of the words they modify. They are grammatical and an accepted part of speech. I've seen them used by well-respected writers. So, what's behind the injunctions against adverbs? (Why No Adverbs?)
As I investigated the roots of the prejudice against the adverb (I was tempted to write "the lowly adverb" but restrained myself) I came to agree with the admonition to eschew the use of adverbs, or at least to try. This blog post is my attempt at a partial explanation of why we should treat the adverb with caution.

Much of what follows has been drawn from Charlie Jane Anders' article, Seriously, What's So Bad About Adverbs?

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My upcoming story this Sunday, May 21, 2017, will be on Sgt. Joe Oreto

My upcoming story this Sunday, May 21, 2017, will be on Sgt. Joe Oreto


Biên Hòa Memories # 32 -  Biên Hòa Air Base 1960-1970 - VNAF

May 15, 2017

On May 29, Carroll County will mark its 150th continuous annual observance of Memorial Day with a parade and ceremonies at the Westminster Cemetery. The annual tradition was first organized by Mary Bostwick Shellman on May 30, 1868.

Please remember why we have Memorial Day. The day is not set aside to have a cookout with hamburgers and hotdogs or eat crabs. It is not day off from work to go buy 3 tires and get one free. I try to keep track of businesses that have Memorial Day sales and then vow, if at all possible, to never-ever do business with them.

My upcoming story this Sunday, May 21, 2017, will be on Sgt. Joe Oreto, who died in Tay Ninh Province Vit Nam up along the Cambodian border, during Operation Toan Thang II, on April 13, 1969.  http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Kevin+Dayhoff&target=all&spell=on

He was 21 years-old and had only been married for six months to a local Westminster girl who lived on Augusta Drive. He was deployed to Vietnam in November 1968, right after he married Georgia Croft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Croft, Westminster, in October 1968. According to a Carroll County Times article on May 28, 1989, “He was against killing of any kind, but felt he should do his duty," a relative said at the time of his death.

I lost track of the Croft family, many years ago. Have any of my Facebook friends kept-up with the family. Where is Georgia today? Does the family still live in Westminster?

I am amazed by the folks I hear from by way of Facebook. Folks I served with almost 45-years ago. I hear from the families of the folks I have written about, from all over the world.

My law enforcement friends might note that when he was drafted, after two-years of college at St. Mary’s College – then a two-year school, he was a cadet training to be a police officer with the Washington D.C. Police. His father was a U.S. Marshal stationed in Chattanooga, TN.

On May 29, Carroll County will mark its 150th continuous annual observance of Memorial Day with a parade and ceremonies at the Westminster Cemetery. The annual tradition was first organized by Mary Bostwick Shellman on May 30, 1868.

The Carroll County Maryland Vietnam Memorial Park at the corner of Willis and Court Street, next to the historic Courthouse was dedicated on May 28, 1990. Ever since then many of us who served, stateside, as I did, or were deployed, have spontaneously gathered there after the Memorial Day Services at the Westminster Cemetery.

There we pay homage to our friends, colleagues, and loved ones from Carroll County who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam, to tell their stories for them...

The faces of the nineteen names on the monument, 17 killed in action, one missing in action, and one prisoner of war, are frozen in time. Some we knew. Some we didn’t. But they were all someone’s son or father or brother or uncle – or a cherished childhood friend. Their faces have been silent for many years, but they all have a story to tell.

The first person listed on the Carroll County Vietnam memorial was Ronald Kenny, February 1966. The last was Herbert Mulkey, Jr., March 1971. The deadliest year for Carroll County – and the war – was 1968, when Carroll County lost seven men to the memorial.

In past columns, I have shared the stories of eight of the eighteen fallen heroes from the Vietnam War whose faces are etched in the black granite memorial in the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park on Willis Street.

The stories of Fred Magsamen, Christopher Jesse Miller, Jr., Stanley Groomes, Joseph Blickenstaff, Herbert Eugene Mulkey, Jr., James Norman Byers, Ronald Kenny, and Sherman E. Flanagan, Jr., have been re-told in hopes that they will not be forgotten.

Of the 19 names on the monument at the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial, two served in the famed 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) – known as the Black Horse Regiment.

On July 18, 2009 members of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Air Cavalry Troop – the Black Horse Regiment, came from all over the world to hold a memorial service to remember the fallen from the Vietnam War at the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park at Willis and Court Streets in Westminster.

Oreto was stationed at the Bien Hoa Air Base, about 16-miles above Saigon and killed in Tay Ninh Province up along the Cambodian border, during Operation Toan Thang II.

Not that any of the Vietnam years – or the 1960s were easy, but 1968 and 1969 were especially difficult years.

Many folks who grew-up in the 1960s remember Walter Cronkite for many different reasons. I mention this because in the late 1960s, I referred to his newscast as “Walter Cronkite and the blues.”

It was sometime after the Tet Offensive began on January 30, 1968 that I wrote one my first essays on Vietnam. I called it “There is nothing casual about casualties.”

In that essay, which I have since, unfortunately, lost, I questioned the strategy of the war; especially why Cronkite was so fixated on the numbers. 

I suggested in the essay that all those numbers had a painful personal story and that something was wrong with the picture… I felt that the death of American servicemen – in ever-increasing numbers – was certainly more meaningful than a statistics box on the screen over the shoulder of Walter Cronkite.

I guess I got into a little hot water over the essay… I guess that’s a long story for another time; but by the end of 1968, 536,040 American servicemen were stationed in Vietnam, an increase of over 50,000 from 1967. In 1968 the war cost 14,584 Americans their lives - a 56 percent increase over 1967.


For those not familiar, there is a YouTube about the Biên Hòa Air Base 1960-1970: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTLV-9pR_-k

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday, May14, 2017 Carroll County Times Section D, page 1: “Email identity experiment.”


Absolutely fascinating article. I read it twice. Sunday, May 14, 2017 Carroll County Times Section D, page 1: "Email identity experiment." This reminds of my classes and lengthy conversations with Dr. Zepp at Westminster United Methodist Church and Western Maryland College; that were so enlightening. I will forever be indebted. Pam Zappardino has done a great job picking up that ball and running with it. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Country View Tuxedo & Wedding Accessories is relocating to a shop almost right next door on Main St in Westminster



Country View Tuxedo & Wedding Accessories is relocating to a shop almost right next door on Main St in Westminster https://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2016/11/country-view-tuxedo-wedding-accessories.html

Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Hello Kevin,

We really appreciate you sharing this information.

Country View Tuxedo & Wedding Accessories was founded February 1998.

Has always been in the Winchester Exchange building in downtown Westminster. And now has relocated into a more convenient and customer friendly location.

I know how important it is for my customers to look the best for their wedding, prom, or social event. I want to give my customers great prices, great selection, and great service. If I would make an error. I am willing to go beyond to make it the best experience. I am a Christian and feel I have a calling here. Saying a silent prayer for the bride and groom that they have a beautiful and wonderful wedding day. Or that the students make it to and from the prom safely.

Styles have changed since I have opened and I have had to adjust to the changes. Suits are being rented as much as tuxedos. So we offer suits and tuxedos, for sale beside as a rental.

The store also has a gift shop with unique items made with forks and spoons, we also have jeeps, motorcycles, and tractors made from car parts.

I am now selling fireman uniforms to local fire departments. I look forward to including service to the police department. My plans are to expand future my services.

Shelly will be sending her information very soon.

Thank You'
Robin Pool-Reese
Country View Tuxedo &

Wedding Accessories

Robin Reese, Country View Tuxedo
15 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
410-857-7601

Shelly Seitz, Tailor

410-596-5952
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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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Monday, May 08, 2017

Sykesville Art & Wine Festival celebrates its seventh year by Kevin Dayhoff May 7, 2017 Carroll County Times


Sykesville Art & Wine Festival celebrates its seventh year by Kevin Dayhoff May 7, 2017 Carroll County Times http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/sykesville/ph-cc-sykesville-art-wine-festival-2-20170507-story.html

Mother Nature smiled on Sunday and provided a beautiful day for folks to take over Sykesville's downtown and have a party. One of the many sure signs that spring has arrived in Carroll County are the sights, sounds, and excitement of the annual Sykesville Fine Art & Wine Festival.

This was the seventh year for the event, according to Julia Della-Maria, Sykesville's Main Street Association coordinator. This year the festival brought about 6,000 visitors to downtown Sykesville, according to Della-Maria.

This a great boost to the "over 30 unique and eclectic businesses (in town) — many of them have received awards for their originality and success," said Della-Maria.

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In a recent release it was announced that Sykesville was named as a quarterfinalist in the competition. Nationwide, "More than 156,000 votes were cast for 242 nominees during the nominations phase," according to the release. "Quarterfinalist voting begins May 1 at www.votesykesville.com and runs through May 28." You really can vote early and often for Sykesville.


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