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

Friday, August 04, 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

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

For dinner at the Carroll County Fair

For dinner at the Carroll County Fair this we had pork chops, mashed potatoes,  sauerkraut, and cran-apple crisp. We really enjoyed our dinner. 29Jy2017

At the Carroll County Fair for dinner

At the Carroll County Fair for dinner. I really like the American flags lining the pedestrian walkway. 29Jy2017

This evening's 5 o’clock service at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster

This evening's 5 o'clock service at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster 29Jy2017

We had a great this worship assistant lay leader at this evening's 5 o’clock service at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster

We had a great this worship assistant lay leader at this evening's 5 o'clock service at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster 29Jy2017

Professor Ted Dix takes another look at the music for this evening's service at Grace Lutheran

Professor Ted Dix takes another look at the music for this evening's 5 o'clock service at Grace Lutheran 29Jy2017

Our weekly visit to the Downtown Westminster Farmers’ Market for our weekly CSA

After our breakfast at Applebees, for the fundraiser for the Carroll County NAACP, we stopped by for our weekly visit to the Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market for our weekly CSA - with Grammy and Caroline. 29Jy2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Grammy Babylon, Bob Ruby, Caroline and I enjoyed our chicken pot pie dinner at the dining hall at the Carroll County Fair

Grammy Babylon, Bob Ruby, Caroline and I enjoyed our chicken pot pie dinner at the dining hall at the Carroll County Fair. We really liked our dinner and it's great to see all our friends and neighbors at the fair. Hopefully we will see you tomorrow at the fair for Beef tacos, pork chops, with a side of cran-apple crisp. 28Jy2017 With Katie Bryan.

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. 

July 1, 2017 Sat.

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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