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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Lisa Murray Gregory interviews my boss, Bob Blubaugh is the editor of the Carroll County Times

Lisa Murray Gregory interviews my boss, Bob Blubaugh is the editor of the Carroll County Times

Hat Tip: Lisa Murray Gregory. The Human Condition with Lisa Gregory

How Journalism is Changing in Today's World NOVEMBER 17, 2019

In today's world journalism has become a risky business. Newspapers are closing up shop every day in light of the digital age and in many ways it seems the profession is under attack both figuratively and literally. Reporters are being gunned down in newsrooms and the public is becoming more and more suspicious of the profession as the result of the concept of fake news. Bob Blubaugh is the editor of the Carroll County Times in Maryland and has been in the journalism field first as a sports reporter and now as an editor for over 20 years. He is experiencing these concerns firsthand and yet remains committed to the idea of community journalism and the important role it continues to play in our lives.

The profession of journalism is in a precarious state these days as a result of the concept of "fake news," the influence of social media and the threat to the very existence of print media as a result of the digital age.

Bob Blubaugh, editor of the Carroll County Times in Maryland, recently talked with me for my first episode of The Human Condition with Lisa Gregory. He gives an insider's view of the challenges editors and reporters are facing, including the very real threats and violence inflicted upon on them, as well as talking about his love of community journalism and how important it is now more than ever.

Please view my podcast at thehumanconditionpodcast.com.



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Women have served voluntarily since this nation began.


Women have served voluntarily since this nation began.

Last mission: On May 18, 1944, 2nd Lt. Eloise M. Richardson was on a routine flight between the western coast of Bougainville and Guadalcanal. The plane was carrying wounded men including officers and parcels of mail. The plane never arrived at its destination. No evidence of its whereabouts has ever been recovered.

I had this in the back of my mind when Tom Beyard and I did the "Missing American Table and Honors Ceremony" at the Veterans Independence Project Second Annual “Red, White & Blue” Gala – Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at the Westminster Riding Club, 366 North Colonial Ave. Westminster, MD 21157

The empty place setting represents Americans, men and women, still missing in action - from each of the five services -- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard – and civilians. This Honors Ceremony symbolizes that they are with us tonight in spirit.


Most of the stories about military personnel MIA - Missing in Action - are about men. One doesn't think of women in those terms. One family does and they were gracious enough to share that story.

2nd Lt. Eloise M. Richardson was born April 18, 1920, the second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. and Cora (Corrigan) Richardson. Their home was in Marseilles (LaSalle County) Illinois. Eloise was graduated from Marseilles High School at the age of 17. She needed only three years of high school to earn her diploma.

Eloise had planned to attend Ryburn-King School of Nursing in Ottawa, Illinois but was forced to defer her plans until she met the age requirement of 18 years. She began her nursing training in February of the following year. Upon graduation from Ryburn-King, Eloise was on the nurses staff at the hospital and later did general duties at Cook county hospital in Chicago.

In 1942, Eloise enlisted in the Army with the 24th evacuation unit and received her basic training at Breckenridge, KY. She earned her gold wings from an air evacuation unit at Bowman Field, Kentucky in October, 1943.

In December of 1943, at age 23, 2nd Lieutenant Eloise Richardson transferred to the Army Air Force division of nurses. She came home on leave sometime around the first of November, 1943.

On March 8th of 1944, Eloise left San Francisco for overseas duty. She was stationed on Guadalcanal as a flight nurse. Flight nurses duties included removal of the wounded from combat areas by air. On the trip between the combat zone and the hospital behind the lines the flight nurse is in complete control of the C-47 hospital ships.

A WWII Flight Nurse tending wounded troops on board an air evac flight.

On May 18, 1944, Eloise was on a routine flight between the western coast of Bougainville and Guadalcanal. The plane was carrying wounded men including officers and parcels of mail. The plane never arrived at its destination. No evidence of its whereabouts has ever been recovered.

On May 19, 1945, one year and a day after her disappearance, Eloise was declared officially dead. In August of 1945, Eloise was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. The decoration was sent by Brig. Gen. Roland Walsh of the Philadelphia Quartermaster depot. The medal was received by her parents.

Lt. Eloise M. Richardson, N-731623, Army Nurse Corps, MIA May 18, 1944, FOD May 19, 1945, gave her life in service to her country.

Let history remember that women have served voluntarily since this nation began.


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Lots of great folks turned out for the 2nd Annual CCVIP Red, White & Blue Gala November 16, 2019 at The Riding Club in Westminster.

Hats off to everyone who made the evening a success – in particular, the gala committee members: Ann Gilbert, Donna Jean Shybunko, Lexi Schafer, Robin Marinucci, Lauren Hickey, Anna-Maria Halstead, Bobbi Hollingsworth, and Kimberly Harris

And the board Members - Frank Valenti – President, Ed Cramer - Vice President, Ann Gilbert – Secretary, Ken Bonner-Treasurer, Anna-Maria Halstead – Director, Sam Cangewsi, and Cristina Holmes







Be Determined on Your Goals

Be Determined on Your Goals
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Grilled cheese sandwich at the VFW for lunch

Grilled cheese sandwich at the VFW for lunch. The food of champions. Good food with good friends. It does not get any better. 23Oct2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

Warum läuft Herr R. Amok, 1970 Reiner Werner Fassbinder


Le titre et l'extrême monotonie du film anticipent le destin fatal, la folie. M. Raab est un anti-héros qui a la vie commune d'un homme de la classe moyenne, l'allemand. Ses passions génèrent de la pitié et de la nostalgie. Lentement, ils révèlent différents facteurs de sa vie, sa mère curieuse, la relation qu’il entretient avec sa femme, avec ses collègues de travail, et rien n’est passionnant, tout est plat, cette monotonie qui grandit est insupportable et constitue un la répression qui mène à la folie et à l'effondrement total. ce qui est surprenant mais pas complètement éloigné d’une réalité possible.

L'ennui est insupportable, et la photographie parvient à générer ce sentiment, de longues séquences de photos dans lesquelles rien ne se passe, la caméra à la main suggère que quelque chose va se passer, son aspect pratique implique que le personnage soit suivi car il bouge, bouge beaucoup, cependant rien ne se passe et il n'y a personne à suivre et cette attente insatisfaite génère encore plus d’ennui, peu de couleurs, des lumières blanches qui tendent vers le bleu, les salles ennuyeuses donnent également un sens.

Bien que je pense que la signification du film va à l’exploration psychologique et mentale qui mène à la folie, je peux aussi croire que c’est une critique sociale de l’homme allemand ordinaire, qui garde en lui les ravages de la guerre et un potentiel de mal.

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The title and the extreme monotony of the film anticipate fatal fate, madness. Mr. Raab is an anti-hero who shares the life of a middle-class man, German. His passions generate pity and nostalgia. Slowly, they reveal different factors of his life, his mother curious, the relationship he has with his wife, with his colleagues at work, and nothing is exciting, everything is flat, this monotony that grows is unbearable and constitutes a the repression that leads to madness and total collapse. which is surprising but not completely removed from a possible reality.

Boredom is unbearable, and photography manages to generate this feeling, long sequences of photos in which nothing happens, the camera in hand suggests that something will happen, its practical aspect implies that the character is followed because it moves, moves a lot, however nothing happens and there is nobody to follow and this unfulfilled expectation generates even more trouble, few colors, white lights that tend to blue, boring rooms also give a meaning.

Although I think that the meaning of the film goes to the psychological and mental exploration that leads to madness, I can also believe that it is a social criticism of the ordinary German man, who keeps the ravages of the war in him and a potential for harm.

https://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/188039438258/clasedelmartes-warum-l%C3%A4uft-herr-r-amok-1970

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Judge Charles Harrison

It was great to catch up with my good friend Judge Charles Harrison at the annual Westminster Fallfest Touch a Truck event. 29Sep2019

Westminster Fire Dept. has on display it’s new Engine 32

Today at the annual Westminster Fallfest Touch a Truck event, the Westminster Fire Dept. has on display it's new Engine 32. It is a custom built 2018 Rosenbauer pumper with a 1,000 gallon water tank, and a 450 Cummins motor. Engine 32 is an efficient and user friendly piece of fire suppression equipment for our firefighters. It keeps us moving quickly and safely to serve our city. 29Sep2019.

I had a chance to catch-up some with the awesome Sgt. Rachel Krumheuer Walter

At the annual Westminster Fallfest Touch a Truck event, I had a chance to catch-up some with the awesome Sgt. Rachel Krumheuer Walter with the Maryland National Guard. 29Sep2019 The Maryland National Guard has in the past, always stood ready to help emergency responders in Carroll County – at the drop of a hat. RESPECT. Thank you.

Md. Dept. of Transportation - State Highway Administration at the annual Westminster Fallfest Touch a Truck event

It was good to see the Md. Dept. of Transportation - State Highway Administration at the annual Westminster Fallfest Touch a Truck event. The State Highway Administration has in the past, always helped emergency responders in Carroll County, night and day – in all kinds of weather. Thank you. 29Sep2019

Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick and First Lady Andi Dominick,

Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick, First Lady Andi Dominick, and Max Dominick all stopped by to visit the new Westminster Fire Department Engine 32 at the annual Westminster Fallfest Touch a Truck event. It is a custom built 2018 Rosenbauer pumper with a 1,000 gallon water tank, and a 450 Cummins motor. Mayor Dominick has always been a strong supporter of public safety – and it was good to see the mayor and his family at Fallfest. 29Sep2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

PFLAG in the annual Westminster Fallfest Parade. 26Sep2019

It was good to see my friends Bob Lord, Erin Snell, Joy Fisher, and the rest of the folks from PFLAG in the annual Westminster Fallfest Parade. 26Sep2019

Welcome to this year's Westminster Fallfest.

Welcome to this year's annual Westminster Fallfest. The opening parade was a lot of fun. 26Sep2019

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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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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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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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

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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


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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, 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!”


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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, 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
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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

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