Historical Society of Carroll Co Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history

Historical Society of Carroll Co Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/historical-society-of-carroll-county-md.html

Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history Historical Society of Carroll County MD Box Lunch Talk by former Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff JULY 8, 2014

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Westminster!

http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/93657552003/historical-society-of-carroll-co-celebrating

http://www.westminstermd.gov/celebrate250

Westminster was founded in 1764 by William Winchester (1711 – 1790) of England. This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary, or sestercentennial, of our great City’s founding with many wonderful events. See more: http://www.scribd.com/doc/235698509/Celebrate-the-250th-Anniversary-of-Westminster

A Storied History

Watch an historical presentation on the City of Westminster, presented by Kevin Dayhoff (Mayor, 2001 - 2005) by clicking here (YouTube video).

You're invited!

See information about the Sestercentennial Block Party below.

250 Years & Counting Contest

We’re counting on you! As part of Westminster’s 250th Anniversary celebration, the City of Westminster Recreation & Parks is sponsoring the “250 Years & Counting” Contest. Click here for more information!

See also: Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city's history [Column] http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0803-20140730,0,6529042.story

History, 250 Sestercentennial, Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland,

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/historical-society-of-carroll-county-md.html

Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history Historical Society of Carroll County MD Box Lunch Talk by former Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff JULY 8, 2014

Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014 Historical Society of Carroll County MD Box Lunch Talk: William Winchester founded the city of Westminster MD 250 years ago in 1764 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ZJszwlbyA&list=UU3II1CrxPqubFKXY6D8p7WQ

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Westminster!

Westminster was founded in 1764 by William Winchester (1711 – 1790) of England. This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary, or sestercentennial, of our great City’s founding with many wonderful events. http://westminstermd.gov/369/Celebrate-250-Years

A Storied History - Watch an historical presentation on the City of Westminster, presented by Kevin Dayhoff (Mayor, 2001 - 2005) by clicking here (YouTube video.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ZJszwlbyA&list=UU3II1CrxPqubFKXY6D8p7WQ

In 1764 William Winchester developed a plan to sell forty-five lots along “King Street” on a sixteen-acre portion of the northern end of “White’s level” on the main road to Baltimore Town. The “piece of ground” was to be called “Westminster.” Come celebrate the 250th anniversary of Westminster with local Baltimore Sun history writer Kevin Dayhoff as he traces the storied history of Westminster, the Carroll County seat of government.

Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talks: http://www.hsccmd.org/programs-box-lunch-talks.asp

The Box Lunch Talk (BLT) program attracts scores of local history enthusiasts every month! These hour-long events – easily our most popular – begin promptly at Noon on the second Tuesday of every month in Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. http://gracelc.org/

Free parking is available in the lot on Carroll Street. Enter the building through Entrance #2, on Carroll Street.

Past topics include The Wines of Central Maryland, Past Present & Future; “Historic Barns of Carroll County;” and “Where is Grandma Hiding?” which showed guests how to explore their genealogy.

Participating is inexpensive and easy! Guests bring their lunch and enjoy a small selection of beverages and dessert. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

To see our current BLT schedule, pick up a copy of our newsletter The Courier, check out our calendar online, or give us a call at 410-848-6494. Programs are subject to change without prior notice.

+++++++++++++++++++
Noon-1 p.m., in Grace Hall at the historic Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street in Westminster. Lunch is not available for purchase; participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided. Admission is $2.00 for Historical Society of Carroll County members and $5.00 for non-members.

#History, #CarrollCounty, Maryland, Westminster MD, Grace Lutheran Church, historian Kevin E. Dayhoff, #Westminster250

Cycling's connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0727-20140723,0,1871392.story

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, July 23, 2014 http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/08/cyclings-connection-to-carroll-county.html

According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year's 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it will mark the end of a journey of 3,664 kilometers, from England to Paris by way of much of France that began on July 5.

Did you know that a number of celebrated bicycle races took place in Carroll County, years before the Tour de France began in 1903?

In Carroll County in the late 1890s, bicycle races, tours and clubs were quite the rage.

Cathy Baty, curator for the Historical Society of Carroll County, reported in a July 28, 2013 program, "Old Roots, New Roots," on WTTR, that "The first machine that we would recognize as a bicycle was developed in 1865.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0727-20140723,0,1871392.story

Sports Bicycling Tour de France, Sports Bicycling, Bicycles,

*****
Kevin Dayhoff Soundtrack: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.net/
Kevin Dayhoff Art: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/ or http://kevindayhoffart.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.com/
Kevin Dayhoff Westminster: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/ or http://www.westgov.net/ = www.kevindayhoff.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoff Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net
Explore Carroll:www.explorecarroll.com The Tentacle: www.thetentacle.com

Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed on Sat., July 26, 2014 9 to 1 [Eagle Archives]

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/eldersburg-sykesville/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0713-20140709,0,894842.story

Labels: Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, Water Sewer Carroll Co Liberty Res - See more at: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/liberty-reservoir-day-celebrates-local_26.html#sthash.Ei0rsGwS.dpuf

Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed on Saturday July 26, 2014. Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, co-chair of of the US Conference of Mayors Water Council, will be in attendance and is looking forward to seeing all of you.

There will be lots of entertainment and big trucks for the kids to climb aboard…

Baltimore Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow said that with events like Liberty Reservoir Day, “It is important that we provide our water customers the opportunity to learn about our watershed lands through educational, yet also fun, events like Liberty Reservoir Day.”

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, July 11, 2014

On July 26, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works will again celebrate Liberty Reservoir Day in the recreation area right above the reservoir dam on the North Branch of the Patapsco River.

Last year's Liberty Reservoir Day event was well attended and according to Kurt Kocher, the department's spokesman, the department would like to build upon last year's success.

[…] http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/liberty-reservoir-day-celebrates-local_26.html

"Baltimore and Westminster have a long standing partnership that goes back decades," said Westminster public works director Jeff Glass. "Maintaining a sustainable water supply for all our customers is a constant focus."

[…]

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the dam on Liberty Dam Road off Wards Chapel Road. Parking is free. For information, call 410-545-6541 or go to http://www.baltimorecity.gov.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the dedication of Liberty Dam, which is located in eastern Carroll County at the border with Baltimore County.

According to a history of Liberty reservoir written for the Historical Society of Carroll County by historian Mary Ann Ashcraft several years ago in the Carroll County Times, "Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. dedicated Liberty Dam on September 21, 1954 …."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/eldersburg-sykesville/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0713-20140709,0,894842.story

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/liberty-reservoir-day-celebrates-local.html

Liberty Reservoir Dam (Photo by Kevin E. Dayhoff July 27, 2013 www.kevindayhoff.com)

A Celebration of Prettyboy Reservoir and Watershed Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pretty

A Celebration of Prettyboy Reservoir and Watershed Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prettyboy Dam.
Labels: Baltimore, Baltimore city public works, Baltimore water sewer, Baltimore water sewer Prettyboy Reservoir - See more at: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/05/success-breeds-another-prettyboy-day-by.html#sthash.0Foju5Zo.dpuf
BALTIMORE, MD (April 30, 2014) – Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will be holding Prettyboy Day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prettyboy Dam.
The event is to celebrate and educate attendees about Prettyboy Dam and Reservoir, one of Baltimore's three raw drinking-water reservoirs. The event will feature live musical entertainment by singer/guitarist Dave Huber, face painting and balloon animals for the kids, educational displays, a surprise competition, and food.
Attendees of all ages can take a tour inside the Dam which will be open to the public only for this special day. Learn about Baltimore's drinking water system, resource issues and conservation efforts. Rescued native wildlife from Scales and Tales will be on display and experts from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to tell all about them.
Last year 150 new trees were planted near the Dam. This year attendees can participate in applying protective wrappings on them. Local historian George Lang will also be on hand again with his historic archives.
“We are very happy to be able to showcase Prettyboy Reservoir and Dam, vital elements of our drinking-water system,” said Director Chow. “This is a tremendous opportunity to have fun while learning at a beautiful, outdoor location.”
Prettyboy Day is sponsored by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance and RK&K. Additional support is provided by Baltimore County. The dam is located at Prettyboy Dam Road, 21120.
Prettyboy Day celebrates National Drinking Water Week, May 4-10. The theme is “What do you know about H20?” and encourages all citizens to learn more about the critical role water plays in our lives and the quality of life we enjoy because of clean drinking water.
The event and parking are free. For more information about Prettyboy Day call 410-545-6541.
Related is last year’s article on Prettyboy Day: Prettyboy Reservoir Day on April 27 celebrates region's liquid asset
By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 26, 2013
Since the 1930s, warm weather and sunshine is a signal for many in Carroll and Baltimore counties to venture outdoors for biking, hiking fishing and boating trips in the Gunpowder River and Prettyboy watershed in the Hereford area. Spring has arrived just in time to help celebrate Prettyboy Reservoir Day this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Carroll and Baltimore County have joined forces for the one-day event as a part Earth Day celebrations and Baltimore Green Week.
Related Articles
Steady stream of data Study: Researchers studying the... March 11, 1998
Gunpowder River tests high on bacteria levels Early data... July 10, 1998
Many hands give Gunpowder trout lift October 6, 2005
Nature in the balance September 10, 2001
Putting the public to work with public works November 1, 2010
Also see: Success breeds another Prettyboy Day By Pat van den Beemt
Public invited to learn about the dam, health of watershed
Labels: Baltimore, Baltimore city public works, Baltimore water sewer, Baltimore water sewer Prettyboy Reservoir
Some communities have festivals in early May to sell plants and flowers for Mother's Day. Others celebrate the start of kids' baseball and softball seasons. Only North County would hold a festival for a dam.
The public is invited to attend Prettyboy Day at the dam on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …
[…]
"Last year's Prettyboy Day was quite a success. There were cars parked on either side of the dam as far as the eye could see," said Kurt Kocher, Baltimore City Department of Public Works public information supervisor. He estimates 1,000 people attended last year's festivities…
[…]
The nonprofit Alliance, formed in 2003 to protect and restore the land and streams draining into the reservoir, will have several displays, said the group's president, Sharon Bailey.
[…]
The event will be held rain or shine. Prettyboy dam is at 18100 Prettyboy Dam Road, Parkton.
*****
Kevin Dayhoff Soundtrack: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.net/  Kevin Dayhoff Art: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/ or http://kevindayhoffart.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.com/ Kevin Dayhoff Westminster: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/ or http://www.westgov.net/ = www.kevindayhoff.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoff Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net Explore Carroll: www.explorecarroll.com The Tentacle: www.thetentacle.com

Success breeds another Prettyboy Day

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/ph-nc-prettyboy-dam-0417-20140417,0,4049830.story

Success breeds another Prettyboy Day By Pat van den Beemt

Public invited to learn about the dam, health of watershed

April 16, 2014 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/05/success-breeds-another-prettyboy-day-by.html

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/ph-nc-prettyboy-dam-0417-20140417,0,4049830.story

Some communities have festivals in early May to sell plants and flowers for Mother's Day. Others celebrate the start of kids' baseball and softball seasons. Only North County would hold a festival for a dam.

The public is invited to attend Prettyboy Day at the dam on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

[…]

"Last year's Prettyboy Day was quite a success. There were cars parked on either side of the dam as far as the eye could see," said Kurt Kocher, Baltimore City Department of Public Works public information supervisor. He estimates 1,000 people attended last year's festivities…

[…]

The nonprofit Alliance, formed in 2003 to protect and restore the land and streams draining into the reservoir, will have several displays, said the group's president, Sharon Bailey.

[…]

The event will be held rain or shine. Prettyboy dam is at 18100 Prettyboy Dam Road, Parkton.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/ph-nc-prettyboy-dam-0417-20140417,0,4049830.story

Baltimore, Baltimore city public works, Baltimore water sewer, Baltimore water sewer Prettyboy Reservoir - See more at: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/05/success-breeds-another-prettyboy-day-by.html#sthash.NP4Ia18W.dpuf
+++++++++++++++

Schaefer Award honors legacy of service to the county by Shepherd's Staff [Eagle Archives]

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0511-20140507,0,5250525.story

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, 3:36 p.m. EDT, May 7, 2014

On April 30, The Shepherd's Staff, in Westminster, received the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.

Franchot created the annual award to honor the legacy of public service exemplified by the former Maryland governor and comptroller and Baltimore City mayor, according to the comptroller's office, and it is presented to one winner in each of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions.

It is only fitting and appropriate that The Shepherd's Staff be honored with such an award. This year, Shepherd's Staff will celebrate 20 years of service at its current location, a 10-room house at 30 Carroll Street owned by Grace Lutheran Church.

The idea for a cooperative ministry of churches began in 1989 with the clergy of the Westminster Ministerium and other community lay people.


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0511-20140507,0,5250525.story#ixzz314Jrk2q4

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0511-20140507,0,5250525.story

Powell joins distinguished club of former Carroll County Chiefs of Staff by Kevin Dayhoff

Powell joins distinguished club of former Carroll County Chiefs of Staff Eagle Archives by Kevin Dayhoff May 5, 2014

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0504-20140505,0,6364637.story

http://tinyurl.com/obrxrho

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/05/powell-joins-distinguished-club-of.html

http://twitpic.com/e322ou

The recent resignation of Steve Powell, chief of staff for the Board of Commissioners for Carroll County, brought back memories of other distinguished individuals in county history who have endured that arduous position: Richard "Pat" Hill, Robert A. "Max" Bair and George A. Grier, to name a few.

In full disclosure, this writer had the honor and privilege to have worked with every county chief of staff — executive assistant — since the position was created in 1959.

[…]

Whether you agreed or disagreed with them, those who have held the position deserve a special place in our hearts and prayers for their service and commitment to Carroll County; for it is a wonder they are able to retire and not be committed: On any given day, the chief must keep the wheels of government running smoothly.

[…]

Often, my visits to the office of the chief of staff reminded me of the lyrics to the 1970 David Bowie song, "All the Madmen": "Day after day / They take some brain away / Then turn my face around / To the far side of town / And tell me that it's real / Then ask me how I feel." http://youtu.be/jb7Xdu7STx8 Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0504-20140505,0,6364637.story
[…]

Meanwhile, it is only fitting that Powell will be leaving to take a job in a retirement home — as vice president of finance for Carroll Lutheran Village. Join me in wishing him the best.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0504-20140505,0,6364637.story

http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/84902661118/powell-joins-distinguished-club-of-former-carroll

Powell joins distinguished club of former CC Chiefs of Staff by Kevin Dayhoff 5May2014 http://tinyurl.com/obrxrho

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/05/powell-joins-distinguished-club-of.html

Sherrill Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for May and June 2014

Sherrill Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for May and June 2014

Off Track Art, an artists’ cooperative in downtown Westminster, will host an opening reception for Sherrill Cooper on Friday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for May and June 2014.

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html Labels: Art Off Track Art, Art Off Track Art news info - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html#sthash.tAgAYPxP.dpuf

Sherrill has an extensive body of work that reflect her love of the figure.

"I love people watching,” says Ms. Cooper. “The way they sit, stand, their overall posture and attitude fascinates me. I am drawn to the figure absorbed in contemplation—capturing their inner sense of isolation. I seek to communicate their emotions at that particular time. I want the viewer to feel what the subject is feeling…

According to her artist’s statement and brief biographical sketch, “Sherrill Cooper's studio feels like a tree house. It overlooks a lush, dense oak forest in Finksburg, MD.

In this setting Sherrill has found a way to merge her two passions: illustration and painting in oil.

She has enjoyed a successful 30 year career as an illustrator.  Now that she has raised two children, she finds more time to paint. 

Illustration has taught her composition, color, creativity, expression, and most of all draftsmanship.

These disciplines serve her well when she applies paint to canvas.  She seeks to distill all of her experiences in to each painting with fresh concepts, strong design sensibilities, emotional brushstrokes, and rich and textural color. 

The figure interests Sherrill most.  Particularly those moments of contemplation when people are caught-up in their thoughts and emotions.

Attitude, body language and posture are what she seeks to communicate with the viewer.

Choosing the correct value is essential.  Putting it down only once, with the appropriate brush and stroke. These are choices that I make very carefully. If I get them right, the painting, like the person moves and breathes. - Sherrill Cooper

For inquires, or to see more paintings, visit www.sherrill@tsherrillcooper.com.

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland.

For over 5-years, the partners in the coop have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

The coop partners include, Kevin Dayhoff, Gail Elwell, Linda Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Robert Waddell, Nick Corso, and Gordon Wickes.

The inspiration for forming the co-op was spearheaded by local artists Susan Williamson & Pam Zappardino. After discussions and organizational meetings in December 2008, Off Track opened its doors in January 2009 and had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.

If you come: the Opening Reception for painter Sherrill Cooper is scheduled for May 2, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information go to: www.offtrackart.com

Labels: Art Off Track Art, Art Off Track Art news info

- See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2013/11/directions-and-more-information-for-off.html#sthash.kgv0lBrK.dpuf

http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/67080125072/directions-and-more-information-for-off-track-art

Off Track Art Gallery
11 Liberty St., Side Entrance
Westminster, MD 21157

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2013/11/directions-and-more-information-for-off.html

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215239526327018628982.0004eb31f098b83a0723c&msa=0

www.offtrackart.org  or
http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/

http://tinyurl.com/b3h2zh

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2009/01/off-track-art_31.html

For more info: http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/

View Off Track Art Cooperative and Gallery in a larger map
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland.

For over 5-years, the partners in the Off Track Art coop have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

Sherrill Cooper's studio feels like a tree house. It overlooks a lush, dense oak forest in Finksburg, MD. In this setting Sherrill has found a way to merge her two passions: illustration and painting in oil. She has enjoyed a successful 30 year career as an illustrator.  Now that she has raised two children, she finds more time to paint.

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html

http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html

Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree of history by Kevin E. Dayhoff 27Apr2014 http://tinyur

Several weeks ago, just as spring was beginning to finally appear, several city workers joined city arborist Eric Schlitzer to dig-up a six-foot oak sapling growing under the huge historic white oak tree in front of the Babylon-Shriver House at the corner of North and Willis Street in the front yard of Evelyn Babylon … The Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree rings of history
Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, Sunday, April 27, 2014

Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree of history by Kevin E. Dayhoff 27Apr2014 http://tinyurl.com/myjkodv

+++++++++++

The Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree rings of history

Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, Sunday, April 27, 2014

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0427-20140428,0,1248236.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-westminster-sestercentennial.html

On Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Westminster will continue the year-long commemoration of the community’s 250th anniversary and celebrate Arbor Day on the historic grounds of Westminster City Hall at Emerald Hill on Longwell Avenue.

Several weeks ago, just as spring was beginning to finally appear, several city workers joined city arborist Eric Schlitzer to dig-up a six-foot oak sapling growing under the huge historic white oak tree in front of the Babylon-Shriver House at the corner of North and Willis Street in the front yard of Evelyn Babylon, (my wife’s mother.)

The sapling was then moved down the street to the grounds of Westminster City Hall. On Monday, the city will recognize the sapling as the Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak as part of the Westminster Tree Commission’s annual Arbor Day celebration - as a portion of the city’s ‘tree rings’ of history comes full circle back to City Hall…. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0427-20140428,0,1248236.story

Labels: Ag Horticulture Plants Trees, Babylon Family Willis St, History Westminster, Westminster City Hall, Westminster File Willis St, Westminster Trees - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/celebration-of-historic-oak-tree.html#sthash.HsjIU2eR.dpuf


http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/celebration-of-historic-oak-tree.html

+++++++++++++++

Westminster warming up for birthday celebration Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 21, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/lu5qo8g

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0420-20140421,0,4201943.story

As the city emerges from an unusually hard winter, Westminster officials have begun turning their attention toward celebrating the city's sestercentennial (250 years) birthday this year. Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0420-20140421,0,4201943.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/westminster-warming-up-for-birthday.html

Labels: Ag Horticulture Plants Trees, Babylon Family Willis St, History, History Westminster, History Westminster 1760s, Westminster City Hall, Westminster File Willis St, Westminster Trees - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/westminster-warming-up-for-birthday.html#sthash.KXUvu0wl.dpuf

[…]

But with warmer weather on the horizon, it is time to celebrate not only Westminster's 250 years of history but also the anniversary of two important institutions in town, the Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Society of Carroll County.

[…]

In the coming months, this space in the Carroll Eagle will revisit several of the articles published in the past 10 years on the history of Westminster, the Chamber of Commerce and its historical society.

Those interested in the area's rich past should not overlook the historical society's monthly box lunch lecture series on Tuesdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St. in Westminster.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0420-20140421,0,4201943.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

#History, #Westminster, #Carroll_County, #Trees,

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest Eagle Archives By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 15, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/lky5xqp

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0413-20140415,0,5578204.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/vehicle-license-plates-long-topic-of.html

Labels: Gov O'Conor-Herbert, History, History 1940s, History MD General Assembly, MD Gen Assembly Opera, People MD General Assembly, Vehicles, Vehicles car - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/vehicle-license-plates-long-topic-of.html#sthash.YfR9QHDC.dpuf

On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper.

The Westminster newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, reported O'Conor to have "declared," that using two license plates on each motor vehicle in the state will "save $60,000 annually."

More research is needed to understand how two license plates would save the state money.

"This is the plan we intended to inaugurate a few years ago, but due to the war, and the shortage of metals, our plan had to be delayed," O'Conor said.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0413-20140415,0,5578204.story

One thing is for sure. A quick search of the Maryland General Assembly website indicates that license plates are a perennial hot topic.

During the 2013 regular session, for example, there were 11 bills proposed, ranging from providing special tags for "United States Armed Forces," to changing the law so that only one "registration plate" would be required per vehicle.

For a number of years, the single plate legislation has been introduced by Del. Donald Elliot, a Republican who represents District 4B that includes parts of Carroll and Frederick counties.

In the session that concluded last week, legislators submitted eight bills for consideration, including Elliott's.

The 2014 legislative initiative failed, after receiving an unfavorable report from the Environmental Matters Committee.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0413-20140415,0,5578204.story

+++++++++++++++++++++

Oriole baseball history includes loss to Westminster in 1885 [Column]
Eagle Archives

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0406-20140408,0,6888928.story

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 8, 2014 Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://www.baltimoresun.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Dayhoff&target=adv_article

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/oriole-baseball-history-includes-loss.html

Labels: Baseball, Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, Sports Baltimore Orioles - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/oriole-baseball-history-includes-loss.html#sthash.6ZE66TWn.dpuf

#Baseball, #Westminster, #Orioles, #History, #Carroll County, #Maryland,

Roses are red, violets are blue. I hate snow ... and you should too.

For those with a bad case of chionophobia — a fear of snow — no worries, spring is near. We know this because last Monday was Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles.

After yet another unexpected Maryland snowstorm, the weather gave way to warmer temperatures and blue skies on March 31.

According to The Baltimore Sun, "a sellout crowd of 46,685 filled the ballpark" to see the Orioles defeat the defending world champion Boston Red Sox, 2-1.

Baseball has a long history in Baltimore. The current Baltimore Orioles franchise began playing baseball in 1954 in the old Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street, after it was announced on Sept. 28, 1953, that the St. Louis Browns were moving to Baltimore.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0406-20140408,0,6888928.story

Historian Jay Graybeal researched the event for the Historical Society of Carroll County several years ago and wrote, "One of the great stories from the County's sports history is the June 1885 baseball game between the Westminster Base Ball Club and the Baltimore Orioles. …"

Graybeal quoted an old newspaper article which noted, "The Westminster Base Ball Club on Monday last, the 22d, won the most remarkable victory in their history, defeating (the) Baltimore team by a score of 9 to 7."

On that same date in 1962, Boog Powell became the first player to hit a ball over the hedge in center field at Memorial Stadium, according to a book of Orioles history by Ted Patterson.
Go Orioles.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0406-20140408,0,6888928.story

++++++++++++++++++++++++

March 30, 1923: A gang of 25 Baltimore men attempted to rob Carroll County distillery.

The robbers received some buckshot in the hide, but no liquor.

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 30, 2014
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://www.baltimoresun.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Dayhoff&target=adv_article

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/march-30-1923-gang-of-25-baltimore-men.html

Labels: Carroll Co history, Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, History 1920s, History 1920s Carroll Co, Law Order Alcohol enforcement - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/march-30-1923-gang-of-25-baltimore-men.html#sthash.2DMHFmNd.dpuf

On March 30, 1923, in the depths of prohibition, a local newspaper rang the alarm that “About 25 men, all from Baltimore, it is reported, attempted to raid McGinnis Distillery in Carroll County, just east of Westminster.”

It needs to be noted that although prohibition, known as the “Volstead Act,” did not go into effect throughout the nation until January 20, 1920; Carroll countians voted to outlaw the sale of alcohol in the county six-years earlier - in 1914, according to research by historian Jay Graybeal for the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Prohibition remained the law of the land until President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 23, 1933.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Westminster Methodist minister Lowell Ensor helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

Anyone remember the Rev. Dr. Lowell Ensor, the pastor at the Westminster United Methodist from 1940 – 1947 and later became the president of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel, from 1947 – June 30, 1972? http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

[...]

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 25, 2014

In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But because of housing segregation laws, the city's black population was squeezed into 2 percent of the city's land mass.

Lowell Ensor would later assume the office of president of the college, now McDaniel, on July 1, 1947, according to Lightner's history of the college, "Fearless and Bold." He served until June 30, 1972, and died in 1975.

Lowell Ensor would later assume pres of college now McDaniel 1Jy1947, according to Lightner's, "Fearless and Bold." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Current tensions in Ukraine bring back memories of Cold War
Eagle Archives

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 19, 2014

Who can remember the school air raid drill in which you were to hide underneath your desk – or in the hallway? Remember, drop to the floor, duck and cover your head, to protect yourself from flying debris and getting burned by the nuclear blast. Some schools distributed dog tags so that the bodies of the dead students could easily be identified.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0316-20140319,0,4825108.story

On March 16, 1972, an article in The Carroll Record explained one of the basic building blocks of the Cold War era, the fallout shelter.

"Today's Paper Has Community Fallout Shelter Plan — The new community fallout shelter plan for Carroll County is included in this newspaper. …"

The article reported, "According to the County commissioners, 'The information developed in the plan could save the lives of thousands of persons in the event of attack. …' "

The recent tensions between Russia and the West over the civil unrest in the Ukraine and Crimean Peninsula have renewed an interest in Cold War nostalgia.

[…]

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0316-20140319,0,4825108.story

+++++++++++++++++++++

Streets and history of Westminster intersect at odd angles [Eagle Archives]

By Kevin Dayhoff March 4, 2014 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0302-20140304,0,1024009.story

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/03/streets-and-history-of-westminster.html

Many residents today may not recall the crazy-quilt "dog leg" intersection of John, Bond and Main streets, or the equally mismatched collision of Main and Liberty streets, Railroad Avenue, and the train tracks in Westminster.

Years ago, these intersections did not look anything like they do now. Today, they form a perfect "cross."

But years ago, a motorist traveling south on John Street or Railroad Avenue had to make a 90-degree right turn onto Main Street, then hang a quick left to get on either Liberty or Bond Street and get through the intersection.

It may have worked well enough in the horse and buggy days. But by the 1970s, it was nuts.

Finally, sanity ruled and the two intersections and the bridge over the railroad tracks on East Green Street were rebuilt in the mid-1970s.

Many years ago, the area that we now know as John and Carroll streets in Westminster was known as the "space between."

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0302-20140304,0,1024009.story

Related

Wormseed was once a growing industry in the county [Eagle Archives]

Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]

When cigars meant major industry in Manchester [Column]

Carroll County faced threat of war in first month of new year [Eagle Archives]

Westminster celebrated new year in 1897 with new train station [Eagle Archive]

Carroll's Christmas celebrations tempered by news of war, Great Depression [Eagle Archive]

When a gift of oranges was a Christmas treat in Westminster [Eagle Archives]

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

####

Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://www.baltimoresun.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Dayhoff&target=adv_article
Westminster Patch:
http://westminster.patch.com/search?keywords=Kevin+Dayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Online: http://www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Art: www.kevindayhoff.com
Kevin Dayhoff Politics: www.kevindayhoff@net
Kevin Dayhoff Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KevinDayhoff/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Westminster Methodist minister Lowell Ensor helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

Anyone remember the Rev. Dr. Lowell Ensor, the pastor at the Westminster United Methodist from 1940 – 1947 and later became the president of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel, from 1947 – June 30, 1972? http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

[...]

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 25, 2014

In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But because of housing segregation laws, the city's black population was squeezed into 2 percent of the city's land mass.

Lowell Ensor would later assume the office of president of the college, now McDaniel, on July 1, 1947, according to Lightner's history of the college, "Fearless and Bold." He served until June 30, 1972, and died in 1975.


Lowell Ensor would later assume pres of college now McDaniel 1Jy1947, according to Lightner's, "Fearless and Bold." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story
_____________________________

Westminster warming up for birthday celebration
By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com
Story | April 21, 2014 | 12:04 PM
... just endured are hard on a city — and expensive. In a recent edition of the city's newsletter, Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz wrote, "The City has spent all $100,000 of our snow budget plus an additional $50,000 in contingency funds purchasing ...

Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest [Column]
By Kevin E. Dayhoff,
Story | April 15, 2014 | 5:52 AM
On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper.

Oriole baseball history includes loss to Westminster in 1885 [Column]
By Kevin E. Dayhoff,
Story | April 8, 2014 | 5:38 AM
There were actually at least two sports stadiums in Northeast Baltimore at 33rd Street and Ellerslie Avenue in what was once a city park by the name of Venable Park. The first, Baltimore Municipal Stadium, began operations Dec. 2, 1922.

Westminster minister helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s
By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com
Story | March 25, 2014 | 12:16 PM
In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black.

Current tensions in Ukraine bring back memories of Cold War
By Kevin Dayhoff,
Story | March 19, 2014 | 8:06 AM
"Today's Paper Has Community Fallout Shelter Plan ? The new community fallout shelter plan for Carroll County is included in this newspaper. ?"

When cigars meant major industry in Manchester [Column]
By Kevin Dayhoff,
Story | February 5, 2014 | 4:37 AM
... received an imported breech-loading shotgun. Throughout his career he gave away 5,000 guns representing sales of 5,000,000 cigars!" When he is not admiring the artwork on the old cigar labels,Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at .
Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]
By Kevin E. Dayhoff,
Story | February 17, 2014 | 1:57 PM
... City, a vast collection of skyscrapers and a thriving economic center that may be best described as the Hong Kong of Latin and South America. If he is not showing pictures of his trip to Panama to friends, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at

Wormseed was once a growing industry in the county [Eagle Archives]
By Kevin Dayhoff Story | February 12, 2014 | 3:15 AM
... College: 621 employees • Carroll County Commissioners: 587 employees • Carroll Community College: 509 employees • Evapco: 440 employees When he is not counting the days until spring, KevinDayhoff may be reached at .

Streets and history of Westminster intersect at odd angles [Eagle Archives]
By Kevin Dayhoff, Story | March 4, 2014 | 8:42 AM Many residents today may not recall the crazy-quilt "dog leg" intersection of John, Bond and Main streets, or the equally mismatched collision of Main and Liberty streets, Railroad Avenue, and the train tracks in Westminster. Years ago, these intersections did not look anything like they do now.

Long-standing history of ground-rent on property in Westminster [Column] By Kevin E. Dayhoff, Story | March 11, 2014 | 1:12 PM In the last several weeks, articles in the Baltimore Sun report that a ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals "tossed-out” an ambitious legislative effort" to address what some lawmakers perceived as abusive practices on the part of some ground-rent owners in Maryland.

Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for: Patuxent Publishing Co., The Carroll Eagle: www.explorecarroll.com: http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

The Tentacle: www.thetentacle.com http://www.thetentacle.com/author.cfm?MyAuthor=41

Westminster Patch: http://westminster.patch.com/search?keywords=Dayhoff

Soundtrack: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.net/

Kevin Dayhoff Art: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/ or http://kevindayhoffart.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.com/

Kevin Dayhoff Westminster: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/ or http://www.westgov.net/ = www.kevindayhoff.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoff

Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff

Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

Tumblr: Kevin Dayhoff Banana Stems www.kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/

Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/

Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/

E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com

My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/
+++++++++++++++

Westminster warming up for birthday celebration Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 21, 2014

Westminster warming up for birthday celebration Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 21, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/lu5qo8g

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0420-20140421,0,4201943.story

As the city emerges from an unusually hard winter, Westminster officials have begun turning their attention toward celebrating the city's sestercentennial (250 years) birthday this year. Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0420-20140421,0,4201943.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/westminster-warming-up-for-birthday.html

Labels: Ag Horticulture Plants Trees, Babylon Family Willis St, History, History Westminster, History Westminster 1760s, Westminster City Hall, Westminster File Willis St, Westminster Trees - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/westminster-warming-up-for-birthday.html#sthash.KXUvu0wl.dpuf

[…]

But with warmer weather on the horizon, it is time to celebrate not only Westminster's 250 years of history but also the anniversary of two important institutions in town, the Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Society of Carroll County.

[…]

In the coming months, this space in the Carroll Eagle will revisit several of the articles published in the past 10 years on the history of Westminster, the Chamber of Commerce and its historical society.
Those interested in the area's rich past should not overlook the historical society's monthly box lunch lecture series on Tuesdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St. in Westminster.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0420-20140421,0,4201943.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree rings of history

Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, Sunday, April 27, 2014

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0427-20140428,0,1248236.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/celebration-of-historic-oak-tree.html

On Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Westminster will continue the year-long commemoration of the community’s 250th anniversary and celebrate Arbor Day on the historic grounds of Westminster City Hall at Emerald Hill on Longwell Avenue.

Several weeks ago, just as spring was beginning to finally appear, several city workers joined city arborist Eric Schlitzer to dig-up a six-foot oak sapling growing under the huge historic white oak tree in front of the Babylon-Shriver House at the corner of North and Willis Street in the front yard of Evelyn Babylon, (my wife’s mother.)

The sapling was then moved down the street to the grounds of Westminster City Hall. On Monday, the city will recognize the sapling as the Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak as part of the Westminster Tree Commission’s annual Arbor Day celebration - as a portion of the city’s ‘tree rings’ of history comes full circle back to City Hall…. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0427-20140428,0,1248236.story

Labels: Ag Horticulture Plants Trees, Babylon Family Willis St, History Westminster, Westminster City Hall, Westminster File Willis St, Westminster Trees - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/celebration-of-historic-oak-tree.html#sthash.HsjIU2eR.dpuf

++++++++++++++++++

Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest Eagle Archives By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 15, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/lky5xqp

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0413-20140415,0,5578204.story

http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/vehicle-license-plates-long-topic-of.html

Labels: Gov O'Conor-Herbert, History, History 1940s, History MD General Assembly, MD Gen Assembly Opera, People MD General Assembly, Vehicles, Vehicles car - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/vehicle-license-plates-long-topic-of.html#sthash.YfR9QHDC.dpuf

On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper.

The Westminster newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, reported O'Conor to have "declared," that using two license plates on each motor vehicle in the state will "save $60,000 annually."

More research is needed to understand how two license plates would save the state money.

"This is the plan we intended to inaugurate a few years ago, but due to the war, and the shortage of metals, our plan had to be delayed," O'Conor said.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0413-20140415,0,5578204.story

One thing is for sure. A quick search of the Maryland General Assembly website indicates that license plates are a perennial hot topic.

During the 2013 regular session, for example, there were 11 bills proposed, ranging from providing special tags for "United States Armed Forces," to changing the law so that only one "registration plate" would be required per vehicle.

For a number of years, the single plate legislation has been introduced by Del. Donald Elliot, a Republican who represents District 4B that includes parts of Carroll and Frederick counties.

In the session that concluded last week, legislators submitted eight bills for consideration, including Elliott's.

The 2014 legislative initiative failed, after receiving an unfavorable report from the Environmental Matters Committee.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0413-20140415,0,5578204.story

+++++++++++++++++++++

Oriole baseball history includes loss to Westminster in 1885 [Column]
Eagle Archives

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0406-20140408,0,6888928.story

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 8, 2014 Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://www.baltimoresun.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Dayhoff&target=adv_article

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/oriole-baseball-history-includes-loss.html

Labels: Baseball, Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, Sports Baltimore Orioles - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/oriole-baseball-history-includes-loss.html#sthash.6ZE66TWn.dpuf

#Baseball, #Westminster, #Orioles, #History, #Carroll County, #Maryland,

Roses are red, violets are blue. I hate snow ... and you should too.

For those with a bad case of chionophobia — a fear of snow — no worries, spring is near. We know this because last Monday was Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles.

After yet another unexpected Maryland snowstorm, the weather gave way to warmer temperatures and blue skies on March 31.

According to The Baltimore Sun, "a sellout crowd of 46,685 filled the ballpark" to see the Orioles defeat the defending world champion Boston Red Sox, 2-1.

Baseball has a long history in Baltimore. The current Baltimore Orioles franchise began playing baseball in 1954 in the old Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street, after it was announced on Sept. 28, 1953, that the St. Louis Browns were moving to Baltimore.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0406-20140408,0,6888928.story

Historian Jay Graybeal researched the event for the Historical Society of Carroll County several years ago and wrote, "One of the great stories from the County's sports history is the June 1885 baseball game between the Westminster Base Ball Club and the Baltimore Orioles. …"

Graybeal quoted an old newspaper article which noted, "The Westminster Base Ball Club on Monday last, the 22d, won the most remarkable victory in their history, defeating (the) Baltimore team by a score of 9 to 7."

On that same date in 1962, Boog Powell became the first player to hit a ball over the hedge in center field at Memorial Stadium, according to a book of Orioles history by Ted Patterson.
Go Orioles.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0406-20140408,0,6888928.story

++++++++++++++++++++++++

March 30, 1923: A gang of 25 Baltimore men attempted to rob Carroll County distillery.

The robbers received some buckshot in the hide, but no liquor.

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 30, 2014
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://www.baltimoresun.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Dayhoff&target=adv_article

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/march-30-1923-gang-of-25-baltimore-men.html

Labels: Carroll Co history, Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, History 1920s, History 1920s Carroll Co, Law Order Alcohol enforcement - See more at: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/04/march-30-1923-gang-of-25-baltimore-men.html#sthash.2DMHFmNd.dpuf

On March 30, 1923, in the depths of prohibition, a local newspaper rang the alarm that “About 25 men, all from Baltimore, it is reported, attempted to raid McGinnis Distillery in Carroll County, just east of Westminster.”

It needs to be noted that although prohibition, known as the “Volstead Act,” did not go into effect throughout the nation until January 20, 1920; Carroll countians voted to outlaw the sale of alcohol in the county six-years earlier - in 1914, according to research by historian Jay Graybeal for the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Prohibition remained the law of the land until President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 23, 1933.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Westminster Methodist minister Lowell Ensor helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

Anyone remember the Rev. Dr. Lowell Ensor, the pastor at the Westminster United Methodist from 1940 – 1947 and later became the president of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel, from 1947 – June 30, 1972? http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

[...]

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 25, 2014

In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But because of housing segregation laws, the city's black population was squeezed into 2 percent of the city's land mass.

Lowell Ensor would later assume the office of president of the college, now McDaniel, on July 1, 1947, according to Lightner's history of the college, "Fearless and Bold." He served until June 30, 1972, and died in 1975.

Lowell Ensor would later assume pres of college now McDaniel 1Jy1947, according to Lightner's, "Fearless and Bold." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Current tensions in Ukraine bring back memories of Cold War
Eagle Archives

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 19, 2014

Who can remember the school air raid drill in which you were to hide underneath your desk – or in the hallway? Remember, drop to the floor, duck and cover your head, to protect yourself from flying debris and getting burned by the nuclear blast. Some schools distributed dog tags so that the bodies of the dead students could easily be identified.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0316-20140319,0,4825108.story

On March 16, 1972, an article in The Carroll Record explained one of the basic building blocks of the Cold War era, the fallout shelter.

"Today's Paper Has Community Fallout Shelter Plan — The new community fallout shelter plan for Carroll County is included in this newspaper. …"

The article reported, "According to the County commissioners, 'The information developed in the plan could save the lives of thousands of persons in the event of attack. …' "

The recent tensions between Russia and the West over the civil unrest in the Ukraine and Crimean Peninsula have renewed an interest in Cold War nostalgia.

[…]

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0316-20140319,0,4825108.story

+++++++++++++++++++++

Streets and history of Westminster intersect at odd angles [Eagle Archives]

By Kevin Dayhoff March 4, 2014 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0302-20140304,0,1024009.story

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/03/streets-and-history-of-westminster.html

Many residents today may not recall the crazy-quilt "dog leg" intersection of John, Bond and Main streets, or the equally mismatched collision of Main and Liberty streets, Railroad Avenue, and the train tracks in Westminster.

Years ago, these intersections did not look anything like they do now. Today, they form a perfect "cross."

But years ago, a motorist traveling south on John Street or Railroad Avenue had to make a 90-degree right turn onto Main Street, then hang a quick left to get on either Liberty or Bond Street and get through the intersection.

It may have worked well enough in the horse and buggy days. But by the 1970s, it was nuts.

Finally, sanity ruled and the two intersections and the bridge over the railroad tracks on East Green Street were rebuilt in the mid-1970s.

Many years ago, the area that we now know as John and Carroll streets in Westminster was known as the "space between."

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0302-20140304,0,1024009.story

Related

Wormseed was once a growing industry in the county [Eagle Archives]

Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]

When cigars meant major industry in Manchester [Column]

Carroll County faced threat of war in first month of new year [Eagle Archives]

Westminster celebrated new year in 1897 with new train station [Eagle Archive]

Carroll's Christmas celebrations tempered by news of war, Great Depression [Eagle Archive]

When a gift of oranges was a Christmas treat in Westminster [Eagle Archives]

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

####

Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://www.baltimoresun.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Dayhoff&target=adv_article
Westminster Patch:
http://westminster.patch.com/search?keywords=Kevin+Dayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Online: http://www.kevindayhoff.org
Kevin Dayhoff Art: www.kevindayhoff.com
Kevin Dayhoff Politics: www.kevindayhoff@net
Kevin Dayhoff Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KevinDayhoff/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Westminster Methodist minister Lowell Ensor helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

Anyone remember the Rev. Dr. Lowell Ensor, the pastor at the Westminster United Methodist from 1940 – 1947 and later became the president of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel, from 1947 – June 30, 1972? http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

[...]

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 25, 2014

In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But because of housing segregation laws, the city's black population was squeezed into 2 percent of the city's land mass.

Lowell Ensor would later assume the office of president of the college, now McDaniel, on July 1, 1947, according to Lightner's history of the college, "Fearless and Bold." He served until June 30, 1972, and died in 1975.


Lowell Ensor would later assume pres of college now McDaniel 1Jy1947, according to Lightner's, "Fearless and Bold." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story
_____________________________

Westminster warming up for birthday celebration
By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com
Story | April 21, 2014 | 12:04 PM
... just endured are hard on a city — and expensive. In a recent edition of the city's newsletter, Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz wrote, "The City has spent all $100,000 of our snow budget plus an additional $50,000 in contingency funds purchasing ...

Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest [Column]
By Kevin E. Dayhoff,
Story | April 15, 2014 | 5:52 AM
On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper.

Oriole baseball history includes loss to Westminster in 1885 [Column]
By Kevin E. Dayhoff,
Story | April 8, 2014 | 5:38 AM
There were actually at least two sports stadiums in Northeast Baltimore at 33rd Street and Ellerslie Avenue in what was once a city park by the name of Venable Park. The first, Baltimore Municipal Stadium, began operations Dec. 2, 1922.

Westminster minister helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s
By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com
Story | March 25, 2014 | 12:16 PM
In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black.

Current tensions in Ukraine bring back memories of Cold War
By Kevin Dayhoff,
Story | March 19, 2014 | 8:06 AM
"Today's Paper Has Community Fallout Shelter Plan ? The new community fallout shelter plan for Carroll County is included in this newspaper. ?"

When cigars meant major industry in Manchester [Column]
By Kevin Dayhoff,
Story | February 5, 2014 | 4:37 AM
... received an imported breech-loading shotgun. Throughout his career he gave away 5,000 guns representing sales of 5,000,000 cigars!" When he is not admiring the artwork on the old cigar labels,Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at .
Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]
By Kevin E. Dayhoff,
Story | February 17, 2014 | 1:57 PM
... City, a vast collection of skyscrapers and a thriving economic center that may be best described as the Hong Kong of Latin and South America. If he is not showing pictures of his trip to Panama to friends, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at

Wormseed was once a growing industry in the county [Eagle Archives]
By Kevin Dayhoff Story | February 12, 2014 | 3:15 AM
... College: 621 employees • Carroll County Commissioners: 587 employees • Carroll Community College: 509 employees • Evapco: 440 employees When he is not counting the days until spring, KevinDayhoff may be reached at .

Streets and history of Westminster intersect at odd angles [Eagle Archives]
By Kevin Dayhoff, Story | March 4, 2014 | 8:42 AM Many residents today may not recall the crazy-quilt "dog leg" intersection of John, Bond and Main streets, or the equally mismatched collision of Main and Liberty streets, Railroad Avenue, and the train tracks in Westminster. Years ago, these intersections did not look anything like they do now.

Long-standing history of ground-rent on property in Westminster [Column] By Kevin E. Dayhoff, Story | March 11, 2014 | 1:12 PM In the last several weeks, articles in the Baltimore Sun report that a ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals "tossed-out” an ambitious legislative effort" to address what some lawmakers perceived as abusive practices on the part of some ground-rent owners in Maryland.

Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for: Patuxent Publishing Co., The Carroll Eagle: www.explorecarroll.com: http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO

The Tentacle: www.thetentacle.com http://www.thetentacle.com/author.cfm?MyAuthor=41

Westminster Patch: http://westminster.patch.com/search?keywords=Dayhoff

Soundtrack: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.net/

Kevin Dayhoff Art: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/ or http://kevindayhoffart.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.com/

Kevin Dayhoff Westminster: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/ or http://www.westgov.net/ = www.kevindayhoff.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoff

Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff

Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

Tumblr: Kevin Dayhoff Banana Stems www.kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/

Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/

Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/

E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com

My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/
+++++++++++++++