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Monday, September 16, 2019

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, are dressed appropriately

The stone bunnies, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, are dressed appropriately for the upcoming chilly fall nights, while they look over the progress of the Monarch caterpillars. 12Sep2019

Say no to winter

Leaves are already falling upon my back patio. This psychologically violent and wrong on so many levels. Say no to the coming winter. 15Sep2010

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Cheez-It white cheddar crackers.

When the going gets tough, the tough reach for Cheez-It white cheddar crackers.

Ann Thomas Gilbert

The lay leader for the 9 a.m. Sunday church service at Grace Lutheran Church is Ann Thomas Gilbert. Ann rocks. Just putting out there. Grace Lutheran, http://gracelc.org/ 21 Carroll Street Westminster, MD 21157, Phone: 410.848.7020, Email: info@gracelc.org

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 news and information

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 news and information

There are events all throughout Carroll County…

According to a release from the Westminster Police Department:

WESTMINSTER COMMUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN 2019 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, seven neighborhoods throughout the City of Westminster will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 36th Annual National Night Out event. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) sponsors NNO in partnership with law enforcement and community groups. Westminster neighborhoods will host a variety of special events, including block parties, cookouts, youth activities, and visits from police officers, fire/EMS and elected officials.

Chief Thomas Ledwell states, “National Night Out is a great opportunity for community members to get to know their local police officers and fellow neighbors during a fun event designed to promote crime prevention awareness. We encourage everyone who is able to participate to bring your families out and enjoy your local neighborhood event with us.” 

In a recent newsletter, Delegate Susan Krebs wrote:

Come out and join your neighbors for National Night Out. NNO is a FREE Family Event bringing neighbors together to promote a positive community-police relationship- making our communities safer. The fun- filled event hosts vendors, food, and interactive activities for kids, while learning about the services of the Police and Emergency Services.

Residents in Carroll County are invited to join our First Responders at one of the locations below. You are encouraged to lock your home, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening meeting and greeting neighbors and police.

LOCATIONS, ACTIVITIES & TIMES

Freedom- Sykesville Area at Sykesville Carnival Grounds, 6680 Sykesville Road - 6:00- 9:00 pm

Hosted by the Sykesville Police Department, Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department and the Freedom District Lions Club, neighbors can enjoy foods from Jimmy Johns and Oscar's, hot dogs and snow cones served by the volunteer fire department and the Lions Club's famous french fries.  Carroll County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center 1 will exhibit their K-9 team and drone. Participate in safety demonstrations, face painting, and giveaways from 20+ community businesses and organizations.     

Hampstead Fire Department 6:30-9:00 pm

The Hampstead Police will be hosting this special event, a "FREE Block Party", featuring face painting, entertainment of Daniel Israel, bounce obstacle course, FREE raffle with many prizes including new bicycles…  Carroll County Sheriff's Office K-9 Demonstration, FREE food donated by Outlaw BBQ Smokehouse, Dunkin', Beijing Palace Restaurant, Ricky's Bistro, Illiano's J&P Restaurant, JJ Hoffman's Creamery, Daughter's Café, Jiffy Mart, Snickerdoodles, Luna Zul, and more.

Manchester Carnival Ground 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Meet and Greet local police and fire personnel, enjoy area Boy Scout Troop kid activities, interactive demonstrations to include "Jaws of Life", fire hose and drunk driving simulation, Carroll County Sheriff K-9 Team and drone demonstrations, hot dogs, popcorn, snowballs and drinks.         

Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds 6:00 - 8:00 pm   
Enjoy food, entertainment, and demonstrations                         

Taneytown Carnival Grounds    49 Memorial Drive, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

An evening of pony rides, 40 foot obstacle course, information and demonstrations by Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department, US Army Reserves, Carroll County Animal Control, Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory, "Dunk-A-Cop" dunk tank, Carroll County Sheriff's Office, food and beverages.  FAMILY FUN and much more...... 

New Windsor Carnival Grounds 101 High Street 6:30-8:30 pm
Over 40 vendors, food by Uncle B's snow ball stand, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and drinks- Lions Club, moon bounce, bean bag toss, obstacle course, Stars and Strips Petting Corral, McGruff Suit by Carroll County Library,  photo booth and police tape maze. Carroll County Sheriff's Office's Mobile Command Center 1 will exhibit their K-9 team and drone.

Westminster Participating Neighborhoods:

Dutterer's Park & Pavilion Area 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Sponsored by the GFWC- JWC of Westminster, the event features pizza, cake, drinks, 15+ informational tables, kids' door prizes and more!

Belle Grove Square / Park Avenue side 7:00 to 8:30pm
11th Annual NNO with an ice cream social sponsored by Historic Belle Grove Square Neighborhood Association

The Green's of Westminster 7:00 to 9:00pm
City Pool parking lot and community room

Eagle View 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Firestone Road and Tahoma Farm Road
Meet our local Police and Fire Department

Furnace Hills 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Palmer Terrace Overflow Parking

Carroll Lutheran Village- Garden of Memories 7:00 to 8:00 pm

King Park 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Neighbors will be greeted by mascot "Armadillo" from Texas Roadhouse handing out coupons, "the Cow" from a local frozen custard restaurant offering frozen treats, pizza, Tristar Martial Arts demonstrations, Kelly's face painting, music and more...

Bring back the "True Sense of Community" by attending National Night Out

https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/national-night-out-tuesday-august-6th-2019-news-information

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/national-night-out-tuesday-august-6th-2019-news-and-information/

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/08/national-night-out-tuesday-august-6th.html

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Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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October 5, 2014: Westminster Community Pond

Westminster Community Pond gets major plastic surgery at age 60

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By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sixty years ago on Sat., Sept. 18, 1954, the Route 140 “Roadside Picnic Area and Community Fish Pond” was dedicated with great fanfare by then-Md. Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin in a program that lasted all afternoon beginning at 2 p.m..

Today most folks know the ‘Community Fish Pond’ at the intersection of Routes 97-north and 140 as the ‘Westminster Community Pond’ but many know it as the ‘Westminster Duck Pond.’ In the late 1950s it simply known as Bloom Pond – named after the family, Russell and Mary Bloom that ‘sold’ the property for $10.00 to “the State of Maryland, to the use of the Department of Game and Inland Fish of Maryland” as described in a deed executed on June 10, 1954.

Recently the pond has been in the news. It is undergoing major reconstruction. Many folks have asked about the work being done on the pond – and curious about the history of the park.

A January 13, 2014 press release from Jeff R. Degitz, administer of Carroll County recreation and parks explained the “Pond will be closed for construction and major renovations beginning Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Planned renovations include the enlargement of the pond… and additional parking…”

On Feb. 27, 2011, writer Katie V. Jones reported in the Carroll Eagle that the “popular Westminster park could see its pond triple in size with the addition of walking trails and a fishing pier…”

It just so happens that I was getting a haircut at Cal Bloom’s Barber Shoppe, just after 2 in the afternoon a couple of weeks ago on Sept. 18. The barber, Cal Bloom, is the son of Russell and Mary Bloom.

And of course, our conversation drifted to the history of the pond and the barber shop that he opened on May 1, 1985. Bloom explained that his father started the pond in the middle of what was then, a large swamp; in part, in an attempt to drain the area to help protect the family farm’s livestock that were getting stuck in the wetlands.

The pond was dedicated just a few short months after Route 140 opened in July 1954. In his remarks McKeldin noted, “The increase in travel, the expansion of tourist business which we are encouraging, and the rapid growth of our highway system under our 12-year road construction program creates some problems…The Kiwanis Club of Westminster is due high praise for sponsoring this Community fish pond and roadside picnic area.”

After the pond and park area was turned-over to the state, the picnic area and other improvements to the pond were undertaken by the Kiwanis Club of Westminster and the Carroll County Chapter of the Isaac Walton League.


Although the practice of taking bread to the pond to feed the ducks has been discredited for many years; some of my fondest childhood memories are of feeding the ducks on a Saturday afternoon or after church on Sunday after having lunch at Baugher’s restaurant or the nearby “Snaks By Twin Kiss Drive-In.” 
Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
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Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Municipal Program Open Space Projects Approved

Municipal Program Open Space Projects Approved

Westminster, MD, According to a Carroll County press release on Thursday, August 1, 2019:

Today, during Open Session, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the recommendations of the local chapter of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) to provide funding for four (4) FY2020 municipal Program Open Space (POS) projects.

Each year, the county allocates 25% of Program Open Space funds to municipalities, four of the eight municipalities each year, rotating yearly. The local chapter of the MML recommends spending for projects, the Department of Recreation and Parks reviews the projects and determines its support before presenting the projects to the BOC for approval.

This year, the four projects approved are: a new park in New Windsor; playground improvements at Taneytown High School Park; parking lot enhancements at the Union Bridge Community Center; and phase I construction of Wakefield Valley Park in Westminster. Each project will receive $81,128 in POS funds.

Commissioner Ed Rothstein, District 5, noted, “This highlights another great partnership between the county and its municipalities.”

Now approved, these municipal projects will be included in Carroll County’s FY2020 Project Open Space Annual Program with other county POS park projects.

Open session is available for viewing on the county meeting portal and the county YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.


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Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Monday, August 05, 2019

This is the day I graduated from the Detroit police academy

Inside The Fire: A Page for First Responders: This is the day I graduated from the Detroit police academy. July 14, 2017

"This is me at 21 years old. This is the day I graduated from the Detroit police academy at 4:00 pm, went home and took a couple hour nap, woke up at 9:30 that night and reported to my first tour of duty at the 12th Precinct for midnight shift. Look at that smile on my face. I couldn't have been more excited, more proud.

Armed with my dad's badge that he wore for 25 years on my chest, one of my mom's sergeant stripe patches in my pocket, my lucky $2.00 bill tucked into my bulletproof vest, a gun I was barely old enough to purchase bullets for on my hip and enough naive courage for a small army… I headed out the door...my mom snapped this photo on my way.

The next 17 years would bring plenty of shed blood, black eyes, torn ligaments, stab wounds, stitches, funerals, a head injury, permanent and irreparable nerve damage, 5 ruptured discs, some charming PTSD and depression issues and a whole lot of heartache. They brought missed Christmases with my family, my absence from friends' birthday get-togethers, pricey concert tickets that were forfeited at the last minute because of a late call and many sleepless nights.

I've laid in wet grass on the freeway for three hours watching a team of burglars and orchestrating their apprehension. I've dodged gunfire while running down a dark alley in the middle of the night chasing a shooting suspect, I've argued with women who were too scared to leave their abusive husbands until they realized they had to or they would end up dead.

I've peeled a dead, burned baby from the front of my uniform shirt. I've felt the pride of putting handcuffs on a serial rapist and I've cried on the chest of and kissed the cheek of my dead friend, coworker and academy classmate even though it was covered in his own dried blood and didn't even look like him from all the bullet holes. I know what a bullet sounds like when it's whizzing past your ear, a few inches away.

I know what the sound of a Mother's shrilling scream is like when she finds out her son has been killed in the middle of the street and I know what it's like to have to tell a wife and mother of 3 that her husband was killed in a car accident while on his way home from work.

Smells, pictures, sounds, and sights are burned and engrained into our minds...things we can never forget, no matter how hard we try; things that haunt our sleep at night and our thoughts during the day; things that we volunteered to deal with so that you don't have to. Things I don't want my sister, little cousins, or YOU to even have to KNOW about.

I never once went to work thinking, "I'm gonna beat someone tonight."; "Hmmm...I think I'm gonna kill someone tonight." I DID, however, go to work every night, knowing that I was going to do the best I could to keep good people safe, even if that meant that I died doing so.

We ALL need to start being more understanding and compassionate toward one another. Violence doesn't cure violence and hate doesn't cure hate. I've seen and experienced both sides of the spectrum since I left the PD and I get it. I truly do. But this all has to stop.

Are cops perfect? No. Are there bad cops? Yes. But please...understand that the vast majority of police are good, loving, well intentioned family people. They have husbands and wives and children and parents and pets and cousins and mortgages and electric bills and lawns that need cutting, just like you. They have hearts and consciences. They aren't robots, they're not machines, and they just want to help keep the wolves away from the sheep. I KNOW there's people who don't deserve to wear the badge but they're SO VERY few and far between. It breaks my heart to see all this hatred and anger flying around. All it's doing is encouraging more of the same.

If you've read this far, thank you for listening. I'm not gonna sit here and tell you that if you hate or don't support one side or the other, to unfriend me and never speak to me again...I hope those are the people who come straight TO me. Because I'll be more than happy to hug you and pray or meditate with you. I'll be more than happy to listen to your concerns and let you vent and empathize with your feelings. But then I'll encourage you to help me find a solution to end all this nonsense because if we're not part of the solution, we're part of the problem. Love to all of you. ALL OF YOU. We're all SO much better than this."

Credit: Merri McGregor

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/08/this-is-day-i-graduated-from-detroit.html

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Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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It is a felony to assault a first responder


https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/08/it-is-felony-to-assault-first-responder.html
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Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Sunday, August 04, 2019

“Barbecue In The Park” Hosted by Mocha LowDown, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM

“Barbecue In The Park” Hosted by Mocha LowDown, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM

“Barbecue In The Park” Hosted by Mocha LowDown, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM. Pavilion #4, Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown Pike and Park Road. 21787. Go here for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hBN1DsNWZWHuW4He7

Come party with Mocha LowDown in the park. Hope to see you there. Don't miss it. Bring your sneakers, and your fun loving attitude. We'll provide the music and the hospitality. This event is free. Just bring your food and enjoy the music by DJ Twice as Nice. Be prepared to join the kickball fun. It’s not just for kids anymore.

For more information – go to the Mocha LowDown event page on Facebook for “Barbecue In The Park here:” https://www.facebook.com/events/2638674782844002/permalink/2652755021435978/

For more information on Mocha Lowdown go here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MochaLowDownCC/: “In 2017 two friends/coworkers started looking at ways to become more aware of social activities happening in Carroll County, MD for the adult community. We wanted to be able to share that information with our friends and to encourage them to join us.

“Our solution, we created Mocha LowDown. We will give you the low-down on current events happening throughout Carroll County. This is your chance to get involved, meet new friends, and enjoy what our county has to offer.

“In addition to keeping you informed, we Party With a Purpose. We’ve partnered with a local nonprofit and for every event we host we will give back to help minority students in Carroll County attend college. So please Follow Us, Like Us and Share our story and our page.

“We know we’ll see you hanging out with the Mocha Family soon!”


https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/calendar/event/20190817/611462/barbecue-in-the-park-hosted-by-mocha-lowdown
Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Saturday, August 03, 2019

Six new officers into the Westminster Police Department

Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick wore-in six new officers into the Westminster Police Department early this morning. They look like a wonderful addition to a great agency. 2Aug2019

The Community Foundation of Carroll County, presented 4-H related scholarships

Caroline Babylon, representing the Community Foundation of Carroll County, presented quite a number of 4-H related scholarships to a wonderful group of individuals. From the looks of this group of Future Leaders, the future looks bright. #CCFair2019 2Aug2019 at the Carroll County Fair at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in historic Westminster, Md.

Friday, August 02, 2019

At the #CCFair2019 at the annual livestock auction

At the #CCFair2019 at the annual livestock auction, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster. 2Aug2019 with Dave Bollinger, Caroline Babylon, and Mark Bollinger. Great supporters of the fair.

The clouds of the fair. #CCFair2019

The clouds of the fair. #CCFair2019 2Aug2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

At the Chamber of Commerce breakfast

At the Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Carroll County Fair with many good friends and community leaders. A big thanks to the sponsors of this year's breakfast, Bollinger Insurance and MidAtlantic Farm Credit. 29Jy2019 #CCFair2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

On Monday, July 22, 2019 Comptroller Franchot visited the Liberty Shop in Westminster

On Monday, July 22, 2019 Comptroller Franchot visited the Liberty Shop in Westminster

On Monday, July 22, 2019 Comptroller Franchot visited the Liberty Shop in Westminster to remind residents of the upcoming Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which runs from Sunday, August 11th, through Saturday, August 17th.

There he was joined by Westminster City Councilwoman Ann Thomas Gilbert, and Councilmembers Kevin Dayhoff, and Ben Yingling, Md. State Delegate Susan Krebs, and Carroll County Commissioners Richard Weaver and Steve Wantz.

Franchot visited the newly renovated tap room of Pub Dog Brewing in Westminster off of New Windsor Road, and was also joined, by state, county, and local representatives.

During the week, qualifying clothing and footwear priced $100 or less will be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. And for the third year, the Comptroller is partnering with the Maryland Retailers Association to provide scholarships of $2,500 and $1,000 to two students attending Maryland public colleges or trade schools.

Brewer and President George Humbert talked a little about the renovation, as well as his experience of the regulatory side of the brewing business.

Read more here in an article by Catalina Righter for the Carroll County Times, https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-comptroller-20190722-me53zc7vcncdvjfnyexwfmwagq-story.html “Comptroller visits Carroll to kick off tax-free shopping, check in on burgeoning brewery industry.”

Later in the day, members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce were joined by Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick, and council members Kevin Dayhoff and Ann Thomas Gilbert for the ribbon cutting of “Battleground,” a video gaming salon in the Westminster TownMall. 22Jy2019


Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
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Animal shelter answering machine

Animal shelter answering machine

SAW THIS AND HAD TO SHARE. THIS SHOULD BE ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE AT ALL SHELTERS AND RESCUES.

Press 1 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home right away.

Press 2 if you are moving today and need to immediately place your 150 pound, 8-year-old dog.

Press 3 if you have three dogs, had a baby, and want to get rid of your dogs because you are the only person in the world to have a baby and dogs at the same time.

Press 4 if you just got a brand new puppy and your old dog is having problems adjusting so you want to get rid of the old one right away.

Press 5 if your little puppy has grown up and is no longer small and cute and you want to trade it in for a new model.

Press 6 if you want an unpaid volunteer to come to your home TODAY and pick up the dog you no longer want.

Press 7 if you have been feeding and caring for a “stray” for the last three years, are moving and suddenly determine it’s not your dog.

Press 8 if your dog is sick and needs a vet but you need the money for your vacation.

Press 9 if you are elderly and want to adopt a cute puppy who is not active and is going to outlive you.

Press 10 if your relative has died and you don’t want to care for their elderly dog because it doesn’t fit your lifestyle.

Press 11 if your cat is biting and not using the litter box because it is declawed, but you are not willing to accept the responsibility that the cat’s behavior is altered because of your nice furniture.

Press 12 if your two-year old male dog is marking all over your house but you just haven’t gotten around to having him neutered.

Press 13 if you previously had an outdoor only dog and are calling because she is suddenly pregnant.

Press 14 if you are calling at 6 a.m. to make sure you wake me up before I have to go to work so you can drop a dog off on your way
to work.

Press 15 to leave us an anonymous garbled message, letting us know you have left a dog in our yard in the middle of January, which is, in fact, better than just leaving the dog with no message.

Press 16 if you are going to get angry because we are not going to take your dog that you have had for fifteen years, because it is not our responsibility.

Press 17 if you are going to threaten to take your ten-year old dog to be euthanized because I won’t take it.

Press 18 if you’re going to get angry because the volunteers had the audacity to go on vacation and leave the dogs in care of a trusted volunteer who is not authorized to take your personal pet.

Press 19 if you want one of our PERFECTLY trained, housebroken, kid and cat friendly purebred dogs that we have an abundance of.

Press 20 if you want us to take your dog that has a slight aggression problem, i.e. has only bitten a few people and killed your neighbor’s cats.

Press 21 if you have already called once and been told we don’t take personal surrenders but thought you would get a different person this time with a different answer.

Press 22 if you want us to use space that would go to a stray to board your personal dog while you are on vacation, free of charge, of course.

Press 23 if it is Christmas Eve or Easter morning and you want me to deliver an eight week old puppy to your house by 6:30 am before your kids wake up.

Press 24 if you have bought your children a duckling, chick, or baby bunny for Easter and it is now Christmas and no longer cute.

Press 25 if you want us to take your female dog who has already had ten litters, but we can’t spay her because she is pregnant again and it is against your religion.

Press 26 if you’re lying to make one of our younger volunteers feel bad and take your personal pet off your hands.

Press 27 if you have done “everything” to housebreak your dog and have had no success but you don’t want to crate the dog because it is cruel.

Press 28 if you didn’t listen to the message asking for an evening phone number and you left your work number when all volunteers are also working and you are angry because no one called you back.

Press 29 if you need a puppy immediately and cannot wait because today is your daughter’s birthday and you forgot when she was born.

Press 30 if your dog’s coat doesn’t match your new furniture and you need a different color or breed.

Press 31 if your new love doesn’t like your dog and you are too stupid to get rid of the new friend (who will dump you in the next month anyway) instead of the dog.

Press 32 if you went through all these ‘options’ and didn’t hear enough. This press will connect you to the sounds of tears being shed by one of our volunteers who is holding a discarded old dog while the vet mercifully frees him from the grief of missing his family.

Author Unknown, but much appreciated!

Please remember that if you can not commit to fur-always or at least the next 13-17 years, DON’T BUY A PET! it is not a shelter or rescue’s obligation to take on your commitments, they do so out of fear that you will kill them if they don’t, and dumping them anywhere, even alone on the side of a road is abuse!

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/07/animal-shelter-answering-machine.html
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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Md Comptroller Franchot came to town for several events on July 22, 2019


Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot came to town for several events on Monday, July 22, 2019.

His first stop was the Pub Dog Brewing in Westminster.

There he was joined by Westminster City Councilwoman Ann Thomas Gilbert, and Councilmembers Ben Yingling, and Kevin Dayhoff, Md. State Delegate Susan Krebs, and Carroll County Commissioners Richard Weaver and Steve Wantz.

Read more here in an article by Catalina Righter for the Carroll County Times, https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-comptroller-20190722-me53zc7vcncdvjfnyexwfmwagq-story.html "Comptroller visits Carroll to kick off tax-free shopping, check in on burgeoning brewery industry."

Monday, July 22, 2019

Rafael's for Lunch About Nothing

Today it is a full house at Rafael's for Lunch About Nothing, hosted by Lyndi McNulty – and Ann Bollinger. Lots of new faces. Another great event. 22Jy2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Dayhoff Time Flies: Ocean City - Down the ocean, hon.


Dayhoff Time Flies: Ocean City - Down the ocean, hon.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

This year I enjoyed the summer solstice, Friday, June 21, by doing a 2.25-mile run on the boardwalk in Ocean City. According to the Washington Post, “The summer solstice is … our longest day and shortest night of the year, and the first day of astronomical summer in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere… In Washington, the sun (was) up for 14 hours and 54 minutes on June 21, rising in the northeastern sky (at) 5:43 a.m. and setting in the northwest at 8:37 p.m. (For perspective, that’s about 5½ hours more daylight than seen on the winter solstice in December.)”

I could not think of a better way to spend the longest day of the year than to spend it in Ocean City “down the ocean, hon.”

Some of my fondest childhood memories include leisurely vacations on the Chesapeake Bay, explorations throughout the Eastern Shore and walking on the boardwalk in Ocean City. For some reason French fries, pizza and ice cream, always taste better when it is mixed with an ocean salt breeze, walking the boardwalk, while fighting off the seagulls.




Dayhoff Time Flies - Maryland State Police Major (Retired) Krome, 79, of Carroll County

Dayhoff Time Flies - Maryland State Police Major (Retired) Krome, 79, of Carroll County

Sunday, June 23, 2019 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

On Monday, June 10, 2019, Maryland State Police Major (Retired) Morris (Moe) L. Krome, 79, of Carroll County, passed away at Carroll Hospice Dove House. Krome was the husband of Carolyn Dudley Krome for 55-years. Together they owned a farm in rural Carroll County where they trained show horses.

Krome was the unofficial Dean Emeritus of Maryland Troopers and considered by many to be an icon of the discipline, professionalism, excellence and intelligence that we have come to know as the Maryland State Police (MSP) since its earliest beginnings in 1921.

For decades Krome held court at a small table at the VFW with his lifelong friend, Special Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) Agent (Retired) Tim Clark, the first Monday of every month at the monthly meeting of the Maryland Troopers Association (MTA) Lodge 20.

Read more here: https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/cc-lt-dayhoff-062319-story.html

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10216717247057135

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Sunday, July 07, 2019

“First responders, medics carry burden when deaths occur” by Heather Mongilio

“First responders, medics carry burden when deaths occur” by Jeremy Arias, Heather Mongilio, The Frederick News Post, June 30, 2019

For police officers [fire and police chaplains] and doctors alike, telling family members a loved one died is part of the job.

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New officers are taught to avoid using euphemisms or phrases like "your family member is in a better place," or "your loved one has moved on," preferring instead to use more direct language, while remaining as sympathetic as possible.

Frederick police send two officers on death notifications, preferably a male and a female, along with one of several volunteer chaplains the department rotates between to assist.


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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff Arts Council report for the June 10, 2019 Westminster mayor and Council meeting:

Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff Arts Council report for the June 10, 2019 Westminster mayor and Council meeting:

There are quite a number of other events coming to the Arts Council. 

For the sake of time, I will just mention two events here. For more information go to: www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org


I was not able to attend the annual Art in the Park festival held on the grounds of Westminster City Hall. In 1993 I exhibited at the first Art in the Park and have exhibited a number of times in the past, but this year I volunteered to help with the horses at the annual Equestrian Special Olympics.

By all reports, this year’s Art in the park went well – and was well-attended. This year, according to a May 29, 2019 article by Cat Righter in the Carroll County Times - Susan Williamson, the visual arts coordinator with the Carroll County Arts Council, said that about 58 artists participated. Read the full story here: https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/entertainment/cc-en-art-park-20190528-story.html

“The Art of the Musical Instrument” June 20 through August 9, 2019

Some of the highlights include: “The Art of the Musical Instrument” Exhibit at the Carroll Arts Center

The Carroll Arts Center is proud to be hosting a new exhibit in the Tevis Gallery from June 20 through August 9, 2019. The “The Art of the Musical Instrument” weaves together sound, narrative, history, and actual musical instruments. Guest curator Ryan A. Koons, PhD, focuses on musical instruments as crafted art objects with diverse histories as well as objects that create beautiful sounds.

This exhibit coincides with a performance by Wherligig, the Carroll-based traditional Celtic and Nordic acoustic ensemble, who will perform on Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm using several instruments from the exhibit.

Also on exhibit in the Community Gallery are artworks by members of the Carroll County Camera Club in a show titled “Lens Art” featuring new works in a variety of photographic styles.

The public is invited to a … reception for both exhibits on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be part of the festivities. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Respectfully submitted Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff. Any questions, never hesitate to be in touch.

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Additional information that will not be announced at the council meeting. From the Carroll Arts Center website: www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

June 18: Free Family Movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
June 25: Free Family Movie "A Bug's Life"
June 29: Wherligig - acoustic Celtic quartet

Spotlight Musical Theatre presents The Lion King, Jr Saturday, June 8, 1 pm & 5 pm Sunday, June 9, 1 pm & 5 pm A fun-filled show for the whole family featuring local students. $15 Adults / $12 children ages 4-17 (3 and under free but must sit on parent's lap)

Ryan McNulty presents Westminster Film Festival Saturday, June 15, 1 pm Come see incredible short films from local filmmakers! The first official Westminster Film Festival showcases the work of student, independent, and amateur filmmakers from DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. $11 General Admission

FLICC presents Leave No Trace Friday, June 21, 1 pm, & 7:30 pm
2018; 1 h 59 m; PG Captioned - A powerful tale of self-reliance about a veteran with PTSD and his daughter who are forced to abandon their peaceful, voluntary isolation in the forests. Will (Ben Foster) and Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) embark on a harrowing journey back to their home in this tender story about the complex bond between a father and daughter. $7 Adults / $6 ages 25 & under, and ages 60 & Up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off

In Our Galleries Two New Exhibits On View Now thru June 14 Rock, Paper, Scissors (Tevis Gallery) - Featuring just two artists, this intimate exhibit will allow visitors time to contemplate each work. Emily White (York, PA) adds her own twists and turns to the German papercut art called “scherenschnitte” with her clean angular cuts along and flowing arabesques and circles (pictured at right). Ann Rupert (Silver Spring, MD) sculpts soft, curvilinear lines in wood and stone.

DepARTures Bus Trip "West Side Story" performed by the BSO at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Thursday, June 13, 6:15 pm - 11:45 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic winner of 10 Oscars – the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Leonard Bernstein's score live with the re-mastered film as part of their "Movie with Orchestra" series.

It's Your Time to Shine! Auditions for Carroll's Got Talent Registration deadline: June 21, 2019 On July 31, 2019, the Carroll County Arts Council will host the annual Carroll's Got Talent competition at the Carroll County 4H/FFA Fair! Musicians, singers, dancers and all talented community members are invited to apply to compete in this year’s live show. Completed applications should be submitted by June 21, and video auditions are due by June 24. For more info, call Lindsay Sier at 410-848-7272

Summer is coming! Register Today! Art and Theatre Camps
Summer will be here before you know it and we have some amazing camp experiences waiting for your child at the Carroll Arts Center! Register your child today - our Summer Camps fill up fast!


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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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