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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kevin Earl Dayhoff to run for Westminster City Council

Kevin Earl Dayhoff to run for Westminster City Council

April 7, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff

Kevin Dayhoff: From Westminster for Westminster creating a sense of place

Kevin Dayhoff filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for the upcoming May 14th Westminster City Council election

Tuesday afternoon, 2April2019, Caroline, and I went over to the Westminster City offices where I submitted the paperwork to run for one of the three Westminster Common Council seats available in the next municipal election on May 14th, 2019. I am pretty excited about it. I am looking forward to hopefully having another opportunity to serve.

It has almost been 15-years since I served as an elected official. (I served as a Westminster Common Council Member from 1999-2001 and the Westminster Mayor from 2001-2005.)

Over the years I have stayed pretty active in the community. However, I would like another opportunity to make a positive difference in the community by serving as an elected official. I want to be part of something bigger than me, my art, my farm, my writing. During the election I am on leave from the newspaper. I have very much enjoyed writing for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and I have been assured that after the election I can go back to my old job. Taking 6-weeks off from writing is hard. It’s like telling me not to breathe.

At this point in my life, I really want to take another turn in government because I think I can make a difference. I know the history and traditions of Westminster (and Carroll County) government. Before I was first elected to the Westminster Common Council in May of 1999, I had spent 20-years as an appointed official with various boards, commissions, and committees. Those experiences served me well. I would like to have another opportunity to put those experiences to work.

A fresh perspective and new ideas are needed in any organization. As times change, so must the City of Westminster. And the changes that are necessary in our community are best served with a relentlessly positive attitude – building upon the successes of the past work of city officials. I applaud their work and accomplishments. However it is time to let someone else have a turn.

Support public safety.

My vision for Westminster includes getting back to basics and enhancing public works and safety. The public works department, the Westminster Police and the Westminster Fire Company play a basic and critical role in our quality of life in Westminster and need our renewed support.

I understand public works. I farmed for 25 years from 1974-1999. In those years I worked as a landscape designer contractor and property manager. I have served for many years as a fire and police chaplain and public information officer. The many years of experience has given me a good working knowledge of the operations and the challenges that lie ahead.

Support economic development

I look forward to supporting our historic downtown shopping and business district by working to continue to attract special events, businesses, shopping and local jobs.

I owned a business for 25 years. I have been self-employed as a writer and an artist since 1973. I have written for several newspapers and magazine since I left office in 2005. I wrote about local government, ‘cops, courts, and crime,’ community events, politics, and history. I look forward to building upon my experiences as a business owner, elected, and appointed official, and work as an historian and writer - to promote the business of Westminster.

Support working with other public officials.

I was born and raised in Westminster. I have held various appointed and elected positions in local, county, and state government since 1978. I look forward to using that background and experience to Westminster’s advantage and benefit.

Over the years I have enjoyed working with many local municipal, county, and state officials. I served on the statewide MML Board of Directors for five years.

Increasingly, the future of Westminster and all local government depends on how well we work with other governments, law enforcement agencies, fire and EMS services, education officials, non-governmental organizations, and government officials. I look forward to continue to working my fronds and colleagues.

I look forward to continuing to work for the citizens of Westminster. I am excited about the opportunities and the future.

My six principles of public service have not changed since 1999:

My Basic Six Principles - May 1999

1. Fiscal responsibility – Expanding Commercial, Industrial, Retail and Community Based Employment Tax Base

2. Public Safety

3. Promoting Citizen Based Community Based Grass Roots Customer Service Oriented Government

4. Economic Development – which includes a strong approach to annexation, Community Based Employment, and continued downtown revitalization.

5. Enhancing Family Quality of Life – to include expanded recreational opportunities and emphasizing basic municipal services: snow removal, trash collection, water and sewer service and education.

6. Infrastructure improvements – Water, sewer and roads.

Fundraising

I am really looking forward to taking another turn as a Westminster elected official. We have been slowly and thoughtfully putting together our campaign.

On March 20, 2019 we opened-up a campaign finance checking account. We are looking forward to working hard on a relentlessly positive campaign. If you would like to help, please consider contributing to our campaign at:

Kevin Dayhoff
Dayhoff for Westminster
PO Box 124
Westminster, MD. 21158

Make the checks out to Kevin Dayhoff and put 2019 campaign in the memo line. Thanks. Any questions, txt me at 410-259-6403 or email me at kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Authority Caroline Babylon Treasurer


Kevin Dayhoff Brief Bio March 6, 2019

From 1999 to May 2005, Kevin Dayhoff served on the Westminster Common Council and as the Westminster mayor (2001-2005.) Kevin retired from farming, property management, landscape design, and contracting in 1999.

He is a second generation member of the Westminster Fire Company. He has been a member since 2001. He has served as a Chaplain for the Westminster Fire Company and Maryland State Police Troopers’ Lodge #20 since January 2011. He has served as the Public Information Officer of the Westminster Fire Company since 2007 and assistant secretary since Jan. 2018.

Kevin served in the US Marine Corps Reserves from 1971 – 1973.

He has served as a non-partisan appointed official on various state, county and local government boards and commissions since 1978. Including his extended family, the Babylon family; members of the family have served as Westminster, Carroll County, and Maryland State elected officials since the 1890s, and in the military since the 1600s.

Since 2004 Kevin has written for a number of national and local publications. He currently writes for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and is assigned to the Carroll County Times. His current primary assignment is local history, but in the past he has covered ‘cops, courts, and crime,’ politics, and local, state and national government. The Maryland Delaware DC Press Association awarded him an editorial award in 2009, and a religion reporting award on May 12, 2017.

Although his ancestors were historically Quakers, he was raised in the United Methodist Church. Since 1998, he has been an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. He served on the Grace Lutheran Church council from 2012 - 2018.

Kevin served in the Civil Rights movement in the south from 1971 to 1973. He is a member of the Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 and served on the executive board since November 2012 and secretary since Nov. 2016. Many members of the local Carroll County NAACP are retired law enforcement officers or defense contractors.

He has exhibited art and photography since 1981. An avid artist and writer, he continues his interest in art, music and books, government and politics, technology, the environment, business and Ag issues.

His family, the Wrights, Warfields, Gillis and Haines family have lived in the central-Maryland - Carroll County area since the 1600s. He was born and raised in Westminster and lives in Westminster with his wife Caroline.

For more information and background, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/ and www.kevindayhoff.info

By Authority, Caroline Babylon, Treasurer


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Lenten monologue collection: “Twelve Ask: 'Is it I, Lord?'”

A Lenten monologue collection: "Twelve Ask: 'Is it I, Lord?'" Performed at Grace Lutheran Church. April 14, 2019 with a bunch of my friends. It was good. I appreciated hearing the story of Matthew 26: 20-22 in the narrative story form. With folks playing the role of the Disciples including Kris McMasters, Pastor Dave Schafer, Rich Schuster, Laura Russell, and Mike Harrod – as Jesus 

When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.[a] 21 And as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." 22 And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?" Matthew 26: 20-22

5th annual Westminster Wine Stroll - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Caroline and I enjoyed seeing a lot of friends and neighbors at the 5th annual Westminster Wine Stroll - Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3 PM – 7 PM

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bill Rehkopf, PIO for the Sykesville Fire Company is providing commentary on the Notre-Dame fire on CBSN

Bill Rehkopf, the extraordinary PIO for the Sykesville Fire Company in Carroll County – is providing commentary on the Notre-Dame fire on CBSN. I was half-asleep listening and watching the coverage on CBSN and fascinating enough, I heard a familiar and knowledgeable voice accurately explaining various dynamic of the fire. I looked-up at the TV and sure enough, it was Bill Rehkopf. 

Enter "Bill Rehkopf CBSN Notre-Dame fire" in your favorite search engine… https://www.cbsnews.com/news/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-notre-dame-68-million-renovation-massive-fire-today/. This is so sad – we were just there not too long ago. Notre-Dame is an international and historic witness to history. This is such a tragedy. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Westminster Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Open House

Westminster Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Open House

Open House at Westminster Fire Company Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21158.

By Westminster Fire Company PIO and Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff April 8, 2019

The Westminster Volunteer Fire Department will be participating in the Maryland State Fireman's Association's statewide recruitment event on Sunday April 14th at the station on John Street in Downtown Westminster. Station and Apparatus tours will be offered and personnel will be available to answer any questions about becoming a member. Stop by between 12-5 PM to start your journey as a volunteer.

Interested in joining our growing professional team? Our team is comprised of individuals of many walks of life. As is the fire service in a whole, WFD fosters a “family” environment. Challenge yourself, build new skills, meet new people, and become a part of a tight-knit public safety community all while serving a purpose greater than yourself.

Benefits: While most members will agree that there are many intangible benefits of membership, there are also several other   valuable benefits available to volunteers.

Following three years of qualifying active membership, members are eligible for the LOSAP program: $4,500.00+ Maryland income tax credit. And: Monthly retirement stipend after 25 years of active volunteer membership.

FREE World-Class training provided. All turnout gear and equipment provided.
On-duty insurance coverage/Workers’ Compensation. Tuition reimbursement program for College/Technical School students.

Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company
28 John Street
Westminster, MD 21158
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm
For more information call: (410) 848-1800

Westminster Fire Company Open House recruitment Family Friendly

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/04/westminster-fire-department-volunteer.html 

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Open House at Westminster Fire Company Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21158. https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/westminster-fire-department-volunteer-recruitment-open-house


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

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary Auxiliary Spring Fashion Show

Attending the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary "Under Construction Auxiliary Spring Fashion Show" with Grammy and several hundred of my best friends. 12April2019

Westminster celebrates the 38th running of the Main Street Mile

Westminster celebrates the 38th running of the Main Street Mile

April 10, was the scene of the 38th annual Westminster rite of spring – the Westminster Road Runners Club Main Street Mile

April 10, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com


https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/04/westminster-celebrates-38th-running-of.html

Main Street in Westminster on Wednesday evening, April 10, was the scene of the 38th annual Westminster rite of spring – the Westminster Road Runners Club Main Street Mile – co-sponsored by the Westminster Recreation and Parks Department.

The annual event dates back to 1981 and is known as one of the fastest one-mile courses in the world, because it begins at the top of East Main Street at Fair Avenue and follows Main Street west to the Westminster Branch of the Carroll County Public Library - all downhill, with a total vertical drop of 144 feet.

This year the weather was nearly perfect as friends, families, and neighbors gathered on Main Street to take part in the historic event. In keeping with tradition the first heat began at 7 p.m. The race is run in two “heats.” Heat #1 is officially timed and scored with prizes awarded. To qualify for Heat #1, you must be age 11 or older and be capable of running a mile in less than 10 minutes.

Heat #2 is the “Connor Smith Memorial Fun Run.” It is neither officially timed nor scored. A clock showing an unofficial race time, however, will be at the finish line.

Because so many young people participate, the Main Street Mile is really quite a fun family event.  Even the “race numbers” are fun, since everyone under the age of 10 wears a race identification badge, which bears the number “1.” 

The cheers for the “number 1’s” always seem the heartiest, since finishing is quite an accomplishment for the little runners. Every “number 1” is awarded a medal at the finish line.

Hats off to the Westminster Road Runners Club - WRRC. The Main Street Mile is a five-star community event that brings together many different folks for an enjoyable family-oriented experience.

The quality of the WRRC and the greater Westminster community shines through as the race itself has regional “cult” status in the running community and brings many visitors to Carroll County.

Organizing the Main Street Mile is a feat all to itself. The race seems simple enough - a one-mile straight shot. But organizing the race is deceivingly complicated as it involves closing Main Street and many intricately moving gears which all need to come together perfectly at a precise time.

Fortunately, getting complicated things done for the greater benefit of the community is something that is second nature for Carroll County. Thanks to over 50 volunteers and the help of the Westminster Police Department and Fire Police, this year’s event was another great success.

Credit also belongs to the “Race Director.”  There have been many great Main Street Mile race directors over the years, including Beth Weisenborn, Liuda Galinaitis, and one of the founders of the event, the late Dave Herlocker.

This year’s race director extraordinaire is once again the totally unflappable Sandy Cole Matthias.

The very busy Westminster Family Center in the Jerome Day historic armory building on Longwell Avenue graciously opened its doors for pre-race registration and the after-race ice cream and results.

Yes, ice cream, the key ingredient of all successful community events.

For additional information the Westminster Road Runners web site can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/wrrclub/

Our correspondent Kevin Dayhoff has covered the Westminster Main Street Mile for over 20-years. Some portions of this article have appeared in previous stories in previous publication.

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Photo captions:

The Westminster Road Runners Club is a non-profit organization, based in Carroll County, Maryland. The goal of the club, according to information obtained from its website, https://sites.google.com/site/wrrclub/, is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through running. Courtesy Westminster Road Runners Club

Main Street in Westminster on Wednesday evening, April 10, was the scene of the 38th annual Westminster rite of spring. Kevin Dayhoff | www.KevinDayhoff.net

Ice cream is distributed after the race. Yes, ice cream, the key ingredient of all successful community events. Kevin Dayhoff | www.KevinDayhoff.net



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Downtown Westminster, Maryland https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWestminsterMD/



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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lunch at Cabrito Mexican Grill

Caroline and I had lunch at Cabrito Mexican Grill at 10209 South Dolfield Rd., in Owings Mills, MD 21117. Our lunch was really good. 11April2019. 

20071008 Jeff and Joe discover a giant lava lamp





Jeff and Joe discover a giant lava lamp October 8th, 2007 by Kevin Dayhoff

Recently while Joe and Jeff were working late one night, they stumbled upon a giant spacecraft lava lamp submerged underwater at the northeast end of town.

Of course, this discovery piqued their curiosity.

The 900,000-gallon reservoir had not been emptied in years.  Jeff was at once concerned about the discovery and consulted a local historian, Kevin.

According to Kevin, in ancient Westminster folklore, a Giant Spacecraft Lava Lamp was once the focal point of an ancient Westminsterian religion of which it had always been suggested that it was based on an ancient historical fact.  

That the ancestors of the Westminster area had arrived by a giant lava lamp spacecraft – and that the spacecraft had been secreted away, somewhere near the City of Westminster.

A religion evolved over the worship of the giant lava lamp spacecraft.  It has persistently been rumored to still be secretly practiced in and around the hills of Westminster.

Could Jeff and Joe have discovered the ancient lava lamp spacecraft?  Well first they needed to drain the reservoir in order to investigate.

That needed to be done as confidentially as possible so as to not start a media feeding frenzy.

In this ancient religion, every residence maintained an altar, centered on a gazing ball, many of which can still be found in the area.  

This gazing ball altar was used to communicate with the spirit of the Great Lava Lamp Parent who resided in the Temple of the Great Lava Lamp.  

Pink Flamingos, which are indigenous to the Westminster area, were considered to be the messenger bird of the Great Lava Lamp Parent.

Pink Flamingos are now on the endangered species list and, where their nests - inverted tractor tires - are found; by law they cannot be disturbed.  

It is hoped that further excavations will provide insight into the culture of the Carthaginians who settled Westminster after the Third Punic War.

This, of course had Joe and Jeff curious as they found no gazing ball or pink flamingos in the area…  But they were determined to investigate further…

As further details become available we will keep you informed.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0vV59u5c-E&t=234s 

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

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Westminster Md. Train 10Apr2019



Westminster Md. Train 10Apr2019

Westminster Train: The arrival of the 7 p.m. Maryland
Midland train in Westminster at the beginning of the annual Westminster Main
Street Mile has become a tradition all to itself. 10April2019

Train, Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland

















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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, April 07, 2019

St. Paul's United Church of Christ at 17 Bond Street in Westminster

Weekend church adventures: This week's adventures take me to St. Paul's United Church of Christ at 17 Bond Street in Westminster. Sunday, 7April2019.

I had a rare early Sunday morning meeting. I found myself looking at the clock at 10:30 and decided to venture over to St. Paul's UCC for the 10:45 a.m. service. It could not have been more convenient.

Pastor Marty Kuchma's sermon was on the history and traditions of communion, one of the two sacraments in the United Church of Christ. 

C. S. Lewis once said, the commandment is 'come and eat,' not necessarily, 'come and understand.'


Adaptive Recreation Drama production of “Sock Hops and Malt Shops"

Caroline and I are enjoying an Adaptive Recreation Drama production of "Sock Hops and Malt Shops," at the Carroll Arts Center 7April2019 with Kim Darby.

Gamber and Westminster hold a recruitment open house

Gamber and Westminster hold a recruitment open house

Two Carroll County fire stations hold a retention and recruitment open house in April

April 7, 2019 by Westminster Fire Company PIO and Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff

Gamber and Community Open House will hold an open house today, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3838 Niner Rd, Finksburg, Maryland 21048. And Westminster will hold an open house on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/04/gamber-and-westminster-hold-recruitment.html

Today, Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Gamber, there will be live demonstrations and plenty of activities to see and do for the kids and the whole family. Stop by if you are in the area from Noon til 4 pm. on Sunday.

Other activities include:

Inflatable Safety House to teach important fire safety lessons,
Child ID Kits, Games, Food, and More.

Public Safety Displays by State Fire Marshal’s Office, Carroll County
Sheriff’s Office, Department, Emergency Management, Humane Society, Health Department, Bureau of Aging, Citizen Services, State’s Attorney’s Office, Baltimore Environmental Police, Maryland Poison Center, and local Fire Equipment on display.

Demonstrations throughout the day
K9 Demo by Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
Auto Extrication Demo
Special appearance by Flash Max

New this year – Activities to see what it’s like to be a firefighter
Dragging fire hose
Simulating putting out a fire
Find your way through a simulated house
Putting on a firefighters gear

For more information please call (410) 795-3445 or Bridget at 443-375-0449

In the past I have covered the Gamber Open House in the spring for the newspaper. Find my article here: https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-gamber-open-house-2-20170423-story.html

And Westminster will hold an open house on Sunday, April 14, 2019

"The Westminster Volunteer Fire Department will be participating in the Maryland State Fireman's Association's statewide recruitment event on Sunday April 14th at the station on John Street in Downtown Westminster. Station and Apparatus tours will be offered and personnel will be available to answer any questions about becoming a member. Stop by between 12-5 PM to start your journey as a volunteer."

Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company
28 John Street
Westminster, MD 21158
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12pm – 5 pm
For more information call: (410) 848-1800




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

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Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

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Saturday, April 06, 2019

Coffee with a Westminster Cop

Coffee with a Cop – Sat. morning, 6April2019. I thought Coffee with a Cop went well. A number of folks stopped by. We had a good number of police officers on hand to answer questions. One of the police officers brought his family to the event. It was all good. A fresh perspective and new ideas are needed in any organization – I think we are headed in the correct direction.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Spring is really trying hard to arrive

Spring is really trying hard to arrive. Friday, 29March2019

Carroll County Public Safety Training Center

On Tuesday, 26March2019, I arrived early at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center to take one the two final exams for the Emergency Vehicle Operations Class – and grabbed a couple of photographs while I waited for the class to begin. 

Grace Lutheran Church. Saturday late afternoon, 30March2019


Grace Lutheran Church. Saturday late afternoon, 30March2019, Caroline, and I had Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster all to ourselves as we took care of some altar guild responsibilities. Just as folks have done since 1867. 

When we have the church sanctuary all to ourselves, I always want to whisper aloud to the stained glass windows that there is no one around – tell me all your stories. Often I want to just sit on a pew and just absorb it all. 

Can you imagine all the stories that the sanctuary has to tell?

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/04/grace-lutheran-church-saturday-late.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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Shepherd’s Staff Empty Bowl Soup Meal on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at St. John's Portico

Caroline, Grammy, and I really enjoyed attending the 3rd annual Shepherd's Staff Empty Bowl Soup Meal on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at St. John's Portico. The place was packed. We saw lots of good friends and really enjoyed the soup. That said, I usually enjoy any event in which food is served and Caroline and I are real soup hounds. And we helped raise money for a good cause.

The ticket price included soup, bread, water and a take-home ceramic bowl as a reminder of those whose bowls remain empty. 

At Empty Bowls we had a delicious sampling of soups provided and served by some of the area's best restaurants – and many of our favorite restaurants including Bud's at Silver Run, Buttersburg Inn, The Food Chick, Forbidden City, Giulianova's, Greenmount Station, Maggie's, Mediterraneo, Mollie's Cafe, O'Lordan's, Oscar's Alehouse, and Rare Opportunity Bakehouse.

The Empty Bowls event was created to bring awareness to hunger of all types, foster community, and raise funds to support those in need.

Grocery shopping with The Pioneer Woman

Caroline and went grocery shopping Sunday after church with The Pioneer Woman. 31March2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Dinner of the Westminster Fire Company

Dinner of the Westminster Fire Company. 24March2019

24Mar2019 Annual 4H Therapeutic Riding Program Fair Tack Sale at the Ag Center


24Mar2019 Annual 4H Therapeutic Riding Program Fair Tack Sale at the Ag Center

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/03/24mar2019-annual-4h-therapeutic-riding.html 

Shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all sorts of horse-related items. Purchase gifts for others, or for yourself and your horse or pony, at this huge tack sale. Look for Breyer models, horse books, buckets, treats, grooming tools, new and used tack, equipment, clothes, and supplies. The sale comes just in time for spring riding. There’s no entry fee to shop and you’ll find everything horse inside the double doors of the Shipley Arena.

Central Carroll: Horse Fair Tack Sale coming to Agriculture Center; bingo and more bingo March 12, 2019 Lois Szymanski Central Carroll Neighborhoods

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/neighborhoods/cc-nh-central-carroll-031319-story.html


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

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Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

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Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County, MD Local 3666

Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County, MD Local 3666

https://www.facebook.com/fredericklocal3666/ and here: http://www.iafflocal3666.org/


About Frederick County Local 3666

The Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County Maryland was chartered by the International Association of Firefighters in 1995 and currently represents over 400 men and women employed with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue. The members of local 3666 respond to over 50,000 calls annually protecting approx. 667 square miles and serving more than 250,000 citizens. The current collective bargaining law was implemented in 2006. 

Professional firefighters and paramedics in Frederick County provide coverage at 23 of Frederick Counties 29 Fire/Rescue stations. Local 3666 members staff fire and EMS units providing fire and rescue services as well as both basic and advanced life support services. In addition to these services are members staff several support services that provide training and education (Frederick County Training Center), communications (9-1-1 Center), fire investigations and inspections (Fire Marshal's Office).

This association is dedicated to ensuring members are provided with all the tools they require to ensure the citizens and visitors of Frederick County receive the highest level of emergency medical service and transportation, fire protection, hazardous material mitigation and technical rescue services. Like many metropolitan jurisdictions throughout the country, Frederick County established a paid fire department to meet the growing needs of the community. Today, most 9-1-1 calls in Frederick County are answered by career firefighters and paramedics employed by the Department of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS).

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

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Dinner at the Westminster Fire Co.

Dinner at the Westminster Fire Co. 23Mar2019

March 2004 Board of Commissioners begin community discussion session

March 2004 Board of Commissioners begin community discussion session

MEDIA RELEASE: BOARD INITIATES COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

Beginning the month of March, 2004, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners will introduce an additional opportunity for the public to comment on current issues facing Carroll County. In an effort to further enhance their desire to make government more open to the community, the County Commissioners will provide this forum twice a month preceding their scheduled public agenda. The Commissioner Discussion time will begin at 9:30 AM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

The Board encourages all residents to take advantage of this opportunity for public discussion on concerns and issues facing Carroll County. The meetings will be held for 30 minutes in room 300A of the County Office Building. Citizens will be requested to submit their questions in writing regarding their specific concerns. Any questions that are not addressed during this period will be forwarded to the appropriate County staff, and a response will be forwarded in a timely manner.

The first such session will be this coming Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 300A of the County Office Building. The 30-minute time slot will be re-evaluated for future sessions as participation merits.

https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-2004-board-of-commissioners-begin.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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Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

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Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Time Flies: https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/