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, April 03, 2021

A Marine’s Easter dinner

A Marine's Easter dinner. Happy Easter and Semper Fi to all my brothers and sisters in uniform. God bless. Be safe out there.

A trip to the grocery store

A trip to the grocery store to pick-up essentials. (1Apr2021)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, 1973: 

Today - March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973. 

Caroline and I stopped by the Vietnam Memorial at Willis and Court Street over the weekend and cleaned-up the area. This is the 4th year of Vietnam Veterans Day – I think in the future we ought to hold a small ceremony at the memorial like we do for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

This year, for Woman's History Month and National Vietnam War Veterans Day, I wrote a story about Barbara Robbins. Robbins is something of a legend - in a hushed tone of voice - in the agency. I have always found this story so haunting and sad: Barbara Robbins was the first female killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. Please find the story here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/lifestyles/cc-lt-dayhoff-032121-20210319-zsdd6doivjadbi275p234jsqyy-story.html

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster where Friendly's Restaurant used to be located at 584 Jermor Way

Friendly's had closed at that location on Nov. 27, 2018. According to an article in the Carroll County Times on Nov. 28, 2018, "The company that was founded in 1935 the middle of the Great Depression in Springfield, Massachusetts, and would become Friendly Ice Cream Corp. filed for bankruptcy in 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal.."

It was a great day. At 12-noon, Westminster Police Officer Terrence McGowan sang the National Anthem as fire equipment surrounded the restaurant and Westminster Fire Department Tower 3 flew the American Flag. 

Vietnam vets were treated to sandwich. Mission BBQ chose to open today - March 29th on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973.

Friday, February 19, 2021

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Hiking Shoes

13th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event


Leslie Krebs-White, the community educator at Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, https://www.rapecrisiscc.org/ has been in touch with the CC NAACP branch and asked that we help spread the word about a popular fundraiser - the 13th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

Since 1978 RCIS has provided free counseling and support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. RCIS also offers prevention education programs and professional training. Rape Crisis provides a 24-hour hot line and therapy services to both male and female victims of sexual violence. All services are free and confidential. Every dollar donated makes a huge difference in a survivor’s healing journey at RCIS.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event helps provide awareness to these valuable services in our community.

Please see the attached flyer and visit www.walkamilecc.org for more information. 

Ms. Krebs-White reported, “We are also looking for sponsors if you know anyone who may be interested. Thank you so much for all your help…” 

Sincerely, Leslie Krebs-White, Community Educator 

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County

https://www.rapecrisiscc.org/ 

224 North Center Street, Room 102

Westminster, MD  21157

24-hour crisis hotline: 410.857.7322

Office:  410.857.0900

Disclosure: Yup – in full disclosure I have helped support RCIS, anonymously as a private citizen, as a public official and as a fire and police chaplain since the days in which it was known as the “The Carroll County Sexual Assault Center,” before it changed its name in 1985 to RCIS. For many years the director of Rape Crisis was a Carroll County Public School classmate of mine, and from time to time I have ghost-written a few articles for the organization. 

On March 25, 1996, I wrote, in part, “Rape Crisis provides a valuable service to the community involving an ugly crime. In an ideal world, such services would not be needed, unfortunately, Rape Crisis provides a needed program in Carroll County. A few of the services that come quickly to mind are: 1.Victim walk-in service. 2. Accompaniment for medical attention, police investigation and court appearances. 3. Individual, group and support group therapy service, 4. 24 Hour hotline, and 5. Community education and professional training. “Rape Crisis provides these valuable counseling, support and advocacy programs for free and maintains a person's ability to seek help anonymously…” 

https://www.facebook.com/ccnaacp/posts/4142110702474241 

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The snow is just starting to stick to the roads

The snow is just starting to stick to the roads and get slippery. Might be a good time to stay at home and enjoy some time with your family until the storm passes, and the Westminster Street Department and the county and state roads department gets the roadways cleared. Stay safe. Wed. 10:30 PM Feb. 10, 2021

Friday, February 05, 2021

‘Priests on the Roof!’ event on Feb. 4, 2021

Last week on Thursday, January 28, 2021 Donna Jean Shybunko, Father Mark, Jimmy DeWees, and I got together at WTTR to tape a few promotional spots for the 'Priests on the Roof!' event on Feb. 4, 2021. Father Mark climbed up on the roof at 7:30 a.m. on February 4th at St. John Catholic School, and stayed up there until $15,000 was raised for St. John Catholic School's Day of Giving!!" https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10221668716120767

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Carroll Food Sunday Taneytown

Caroline and I stopped by the Carroll Food Sunday distribution Center at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, 30Jan2021, to do some after hours maintenance.

Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Taneytown

On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, Caroline and I visited the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Taneytown, after we stopped by the Carroll Food Sunday distribution Center to do some after hours maintenance.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Historical Society talk on pre-colonial government in Carroll County by Kevin Dayhoff


Celebrating the legacy of the “Six Nations” – the Haudenosaunee Confederation pre-colonial government in Carroll County. A Historical Society of Carroll County 184th County Birthday presentation by local historian and writer Kevin Dayhoff on January 23, 2021 2:00-4:00 p.m. Registration is available at https://hsccmd.org/event/virtual-carroll-county-birthday/

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Historical Society talk on pre-colonial government in Carroll County by Kevin Dayhoff

January 23, 2021

Celebrating the legacy of the “Six Nations” – the Haudenosaunee Confederation pre-colonial government in Carroll County

A Historical Society of Carroll County 184th County Birthday presentation by local historian and writer Kevin Dayhoff on January 23, 2021 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Every year the Historical Society of Carroll Co. hosts a celebration of our county’s birthday in mid-January.

Out of respect for the safety protocols for the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, this year, the 184th anniversary is celebrated live by way of Zoom. Registration is required to access the program. Registration is available at https://hsccmd.org/event/virtual-carroll-county-birthday/

Before 1744, the predominant government in Carroll County was the Haudenosaunee Nation — the “Six Nations.” The Haudenosaunee played a key role in the evolution of American democracy.

“Much of our current way of life is owed to the heritage and legacy of the Haudenosaunee Nation. Several main roads in Carroll County have their beginnings as Haudenosaunee trading routes. And several towns in Carroll County — Patapsco for example — had their beginnings as Haudenosaunee settlements.

It is interesting to note that the Haudenosaunee were a matriarchal society – that is a society that is run by women. Women owned all of the property in the long house. They were also in charge of the farming operations. As a matter of fact - Iroquois men moved into the house of his wife’s family after they got married.

The Algonquians arrived around 800 B.C. The original Algonquians divided into a number of distinct tribe-nations, which formed a multi-nation government under a constitution that dates to approximately Aug. 31, 1142.

The Algonquians called themselves the “Haudenosaunee” meaning “People of the Longhouse” and their government was one of the first true participatory democracies in history. It also incorporated full political and leadership rights for women.

“It was not until after the Treaty of the Six Nations was signed on July 4, 1744, with the Haudenosaunee Nation, and the dispute over the Mason-Dixon Line was settled in 1767 that settlers started to come to Carroll County in greater numbers…

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CARROLL COUNTY

210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

https://hsccmd.org/

 HSCC Offices: 410-848-6494, ext. 200

Library & Research: 410-848-6494, ext. 204

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10221539646814115

https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/historical-society-talk-pre-colonial-government-carroll-cou

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/historical-society-talk-on-pre-colonial-government-in-carroll-county-by-kevin-dayhoff/

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Lessons From a Tourism Pushback in Hawaii – Skift

https://skift.com/2021/01/07/lessons-from-a-tourism-pushback-in-hawaii/ 

Fascinating discussion about post-COVID-19 tourism... FTA: Maui resident comments range from "[a]ll of Hawaii needs to get rid of tourism and go more into agriculture" to suggestions on controlling the amount of rental car availability.

Kauai's survey results express disappointment in the proposed destination plan's failure "to acknowledge the core problem (overtourism)" and that "the Steering Committee is deluding itself if it believes that Kauai residents' tourism-related concerns and hostility are primarily due to insensitive tourists, rather than the direct result of there being too many tourists."

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

The holidays at the Westminster Md. Police Department

The holidays at the Westminster Police Dept. were brightened by donuts delivered by Westminster Councilmembers Kevin Dayhoff and Ann Gilbert. From left to right: Dayhoff also serves as the Westminster Fire Dept. and Md. Troopers Association Lodge 20 Chaplain. Gilbert serves on the Westminster Common Council public safety committee. They were joined by Westminster Police Chief Tom Ledwell. Photo by Major Rich Gibson. Merry Christmas 9Dec2020

Monday, December 07, 2020

How to: New SSD or HDD Not Showing up [Solution]

How to: New SSD or HDD Not Showing up [Solution]



How to: New SSD or HDD Not Showing up [Solution]
This is a short guide showing the solution of how to fix your new SSD or HDD not being recognized in Windows.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Carroll County Food Sunday’s ‘tremendous’ executive director helped strengthen organization’s community involvement

Holiday Hope: Carroll County Food Sunday's 'tremendous' executive director helped strengthen ... Baltimore Sun Leister plans to retire at the end of the year and Caroline Babylon will take over as executive director Jan. 4. Leister will continue to work until March to...

FTA: “Dominic Jollie founded Carroll Food Sunday in 1982. Members of his church would bring in food to be distributed to people in need and Jollie would deliver the items from the trunk of his car after church services. Awareness of Jollie’s efforts continued to grow, and he developed the idea to serve even more families in crisis…”

Holiday Hope: Carroll County Food Sunday’s ‘tremendous’ executive director helped strengthen organization’s community involvement by MEGAN WOODWARD CARROLL COUNTY TIMES | NOV 29, 2020

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-holiday-hope-carroll-food-sunday-20201129-a6eksxxdnbe3zam4xfumewh4ke-story.html

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10221145562042242

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org

November 29, 2020 Worship Service at Center and Main

Westminster United Methodist Church service Sunday, 29Nov2020

November 29, 2020 Worship Service at the Westminster United Methodist Church at Center and Main Westminster UMC Westminster, MD Join us as we begin the season of Advent and Churchwide series, Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjuBAABBaE0

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10221148727281371


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A shout out to those working the long Thanksgiving holiday.

A shout out to those working the long Thanksgiving holiday. Please keep in your prayers, our men and women in uniform, our police officers, firefighters, emergency dispatchers and EMS providers; who will all through the holiday in harm's way, giving us an opportunity to have a safe holiday.

As we gather with our families over the holidays, may we ask that we be given patience, resolve, and wisdom in all that lies ahead for our great nation? At a time like this in our nation's history, I am reminded that Thomas Jefferson once advised, "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

On this Thanksgiving weekend be ever thankful that we can laugh, enjoy our families, revel in our freedoms, celebrate our great community, and be stronger because of our differences.

As we gather with our families over the holidays, may we ask that we be given patience, resolve, and wisdom in all that lies ahead for our great nation? At a time like this in our nation's history, I am reminded that Thomas Jefferson once advised, "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

On this Thanksgiving weekend be ever thankful that we can laugh, enjoy our families, revel in our freedoms, celebrate our great community, and be stronger because of our differences. Westminster Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff 25Nov2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A visit to the Westminster Family Center

Councilwoman Ann Thomas Gilbert and I had a wonderful visit at the Westminster Family Center on Longwell Avenue on Thursday, 17Nov2020. Abby Gruber, Heather Mullendore

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The training never stops 3

The training never stops. Set #3 Live burn training exercise at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center.15Nov2020

Set #2 Firefighter training

The training never stops. Set #2 Live burn training exercise at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center.15Nov2020

The two most important days of your life…

The two most important days of your life…

The training never stops

The training never stops. 7 a.m. for a live burn training exercise at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center. Big shout-out to Panera for coming in early to provide us with some breakfast sandwiches.15Nov2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Baugher's Set # 2

Friday evening's travels took Caroline and I to Baugher's to buy fruits – bananas and apples for the firefighter training at the Public Safety Training Center on Sunday. 13Nov 2020 Set ,#2

Baugher's set #1

Friday evening's travels took Caroline and I to Baugher's to buy fruits – bananas and apples for the firefighter training at the Public Safety Training Center on Sunday. 13Nov 2020 Set #1

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Richie Porte secures place on final Tour de France podium in Paris

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/richie-porte-secures-place-on-final-tour-de-france-podium-in-paris/ 

FTA: "Porte has ridden the Tour de France 10 times in his career, placing as high as fifth in 2016, but has twice crashed out and been scarred by the emotions of defeat. 

"He missed the birth of his second child to compete at this year's race and never gave up hope of pulling off a result in his final Tour de France as a team leader, despite setbacks and minor time losses during the three weeks. Porte is expected to join Ineos Grenadiers as a key support rider for Egan Bernal in 2021..."

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Food truck event at the Westminster Fire Department Saturday

Food truck event at the Westminster Fire Department from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020. Come on over to the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1, grab some dinner and help support your local firefighters and EMS providers.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Today we made a new friend

Today, while Caroline and I were taking care of some yard work for a friend, we made a new friend. Our new friend did not have much to say. 13Sep2020

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Robert McCurdy 2018 newspaper article - Pleasant Valley Fire Company firefighter bagpiper


Robert McCurdy 2018 Pleasant Valley Fire Company firefighter bagpiper - - Re-reading a really nice Carroll County article from May 21, 2018, about a local hero, Robert McCurdy, written by Jon Kelvey. Give it a minute or two to read. It is well-worth your time.

Pleasant Valley firefighter lends his pipes to 12 years of 'Amazing Grace' in Dulaney Valley by JON KELVEY CARROLL COUNTY TIMES | MAY 21, 2018

McCurdy is a retired Baltimore City firefighter and a volunteer firefighter with the Pleasant Valley fire company and first performed at Dulaney Valley in 2007 in honor of Sgt. Brian R. Conner, a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, who was killed in action in Iraq. Conner was also a Baltimore City firefighter.

“The deputy chief in charge of the honor guard at the time had asked the folks down there if I would be able to join in since they were honoring a firefighter as well as his being in the military,” McCurdy said. “They graciously said yes.”

McCurdy has been playing there ever since.

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https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-mccurdy-robert-bagpipes-20180516-story.html

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10220555589973309

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/robert-mccurdy-2018-newspaper-article-pleasant-valley-fire-company-firefighter-bagpiper/

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org

Monday, September 07, 2020

McDaniel College set#1

Caroline and ran three-miles at McDaniel College on Saturday, August 5, 2020

McDaniel College essay #2

Caroline and ran three-miles at McDaniel College on Saturday, August 5, 2020

RunMoore running shoe store, Westminster Maryland

I finally got around to replacing a pair of worn-out running shoes at RunMoore, the shoe store for runners at 28 W. Main Street, in Westminster. www.letsrunmoore.com 443-201-8203

Caroline and I have purchased a lot of shoes from this store. For the casual or serious runner or walker, this store is epic.  The customer service is like the old days in Westminster when the stores were all family owned and the sales representatives were actually personally interested in you having a positive customer experience.  

Earlier in the year, at the beginning of the pandemic, and stores were being shuttered, Caroline called the store about replacing a pair of shoes. They keep great records of your past purchases - and Caroline pretty-much knew what she needed. Later in the day, Caroline was able to pull-up in front of the store, give them a call, at which time, they brought the shoes to the car and put them in the trunk. No contact. Engage, adapt, overcome.

Downtown Westminster is awesome.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Leave a bottle of wine on the porch week

It's national leave a bottle of wine on the porch of anyone who works in education week. Tell the others.

Carroll County Temporary Rental Support Program

Carroll County Temporary Rental Support Program

Carroll County Government, in Partnership with Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Launches Temporary Rental Support Program Beginning September 1, 2020

Westminster, MD, Monday, August 31, 2020 – On August 13th, the Board of Carroll County Commissioners authorized $500,000 of Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding (CRF) to be used for eviction prevention for Carroll County citizens.

The funding will provide a temporary rental support program to assist people who lost income because of COVID-19 and were unable to pay their rent. Support for up to 6 months of rental arrears may be available to those households meeting eligibility guidelines.

Human Services Programs of Carroll County will administer the program which will begin accepting applications on September 1st and continue through November 20th or until funding is depleted. 

To access additional information about the program, please visit the county Housing & Community Development webpage: https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/directory/citizen-services/housing-community-development/.

If you wish to apply, please contact Human Services Programs of Carroll County at 410-857-2999 or visit their website https://hspinc.org/.


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Westminster Skateboard Park

Westminster Skateboard Park: I drove by the Westminster Skateboard Park and was happy to see so many families there enjoying a lazy Westminster summer day in the park with their kids. Sat., August 22, 2020.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Spacemind - Rainy Days



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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org

Monday, August 10, 2020

Quality Cleaners, Center Street, Westminster

Quality Cleaners, Center Street, Westminster, Maryland "Looks new when we're through." Call 1055

A run after lunch

Today's schedule gave me a great opportunity to get out of the office just after lunch for run on the Wakefield Valley Trail. 10Aug2020

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Thursday, August 06, 2020

“Cranberry Station - Railroad to the moon”

"Cranberry Station - Railroad to the moon" Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:12 p.m. in Cranberry Station, Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. The full moon created a stunning backdrop as just to the left of the picture the Westminster public works utility maintenance crew was working together as if they were performing in a carefully choreographed ballet and they worked to remove and replace a section of a broken water main pipe. The hum of the diesel engines added to the musical backdrop and they sang instructions to each other. It was actually quite a performance. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020