Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Application for Westminster Fallfest parade participation

September 25, 2014 07:00 PM

Westminster FallFest Parade

Application for parade participation… Read on
DateSep 25 — Sep 25
Time7:00 PM
LocationBeginning at Monroe Street, traveling down Pennsylvania Avenue, east on Main Street, left on Longwell Avenue, ending at East Middle School
Westminster, MD 21157
CostFree

WESTMINSTER FALLFEST
PARADE RULES AND REGULATIONS

FALLFEST PARADE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, AT 7:00 P.M.

Fallfest Parade Application:  http://www.westgov.com/DocumentCenter/View/522

1.     Parade formation will be on Monroe Street (between Pennsylvania Avenue and West Middle School). Participants should enter from Englar Road.

2.   Please follow instructions from the Police Officer on duty.

3.    Only parade vehicles will be allowed beyond the drop off point. Parade       vehicles should arrive between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. Walkers and riders must be dropped off and then walk to the formation area.  Buses will not be          allowed to stop on Monroe Street to unload passengers; buses should pull into either the West Middle School lot or the St. John’s Church lot to unload.

4.    The parade will leave the formation area shortly after 7:00 p.m., following the Fallfest Mile Run. The parade will move down Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street, east on Main Street to Longwell Avenue, ending at East Middle School. Any group not ready to enter the formation when called upon will be moved to the rear of the parade.

5. It is necessary for all groups to move forward as promptly as possible. Performance in front of the judging stand (on Longwell Avenue near the      Armory) will be limited to two minutes. Committee members will be along the parade route to ensure that the parade moves forward promptly. Failure to comply could result in disqualification in any judging and exclusion from   participation in future parades.

6. Throwing candy will not be permitted.  Treats may be handed out along the parade route.

7.  Animal units must provide manure clean up.

8. Driving in an unsafe manner will result in immediate removal from the parade.

9. All entries in the parade MUST be family friendly.

10.   No political entries accepted.
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Westminster!


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. 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 and 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,


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



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.

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.

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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
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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

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

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



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.

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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: 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/
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed [Eagle Archives]




Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed on Sat., July 26, 2014 9 to 1 [Eagle Archives] http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/liberty-reservoir-day-celebrates-local_26.html


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. 
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"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."

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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

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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

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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/
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Baltimore Sun publishes IMA World Health Broken Silence editorial

Advising faith leaders on addressing violence

In June, IMA World Health, WeWillSpeakOut.US and Sojourners teamed up to release a report called Broken Silence: A Call for Churches to Speak Out. The report was based on a survey that LifeWay Research conducted among 1,000 US Protestant pastors.

The Baltimore Sun just published an editorial that I co-wrote with Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis and Amy Gopp, Director of Member Relations and Pastor Care at Church World Service.

We invite you to read this editorial, leave your comments, and share it so that we can continue spreading the word about this important research and the opportunity for our faith leaders to take responsible action to end sexual and domestic violence.

In partnership,

Rick Santos
President and CEO
Check out our editorial in the Baltimore Sun today!
Haven't read the Broken Silence report? Click here
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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

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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/
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Park designation for July a signal for Carroll residents to get out and move

Park designation for July a signal for Carroll residents to get out and move

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-park-month-0713-20140706,0,7254716.story

By Katie V. Jones, July 6, 2014

Since 1985, July has been declared National Parks and
Recreation Month by the National Recreation and Park Association.

For residents of Carroll County, the designation is another
signal that it's a great time to take advantage of the many outdoor facilities
both the county and local municipalities offer.

"It's a good to get outside," said Jeff Degitz,
administrator for the Carroll County Recreation and Parks, citing fitness and
social benefits as well as learning more about the environment and world.
"I encourage everyone to come out and hit the trails and use our
parks."

Several special programs are being offered by both the
county and City of Westminster to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors. The
offerings are the result of some get-togethers, sharing of ideas and evaluating
past suggestions.

"We get together and brainstorm," said Kristi
Turgeon, administrator coordinator for Westminster's Department of Recreation
and Parks. "What kind of stuff went well? Anything we want to change?
Anything new we can bring?"

As a result of the brainstorming, the city offers an
activity every day, from free snow cones at Locust Lane Park on Wednesdays, to
free Zumba and yoga classes. While last year's outside movie night had some
issues, they decided to give it another try this year, she said.

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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

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The Historical Society of Carroll County The Shop at Cockey's Newsletter July


July 2014
The Shop at Cockey's Newsletter
Your Hometown Shop for Unique Gifts, Books,
 Jewelry and More.
 
 Featuring the works of local artists and artisans.
Located on Main Street in the beautiful historic
 1820s Cockey's Tavern.

June
Everything Historical
What's on Your Reading List?
Give the Gift of Choice!


Everything Historical
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 That's everything Historical Society!
 
  Visit our discount table and find a variety of HSCC items at20% off!   
We have hats, shirts, toys, ornaments, cups, and more available in the Shop.  This offer cannot be combined with membership discounts or other discounts.
 
 HSCC Logo Shirts
  
       HSCC Cups and Shellman Plate
Collectible Toy Truck
 HSCC Hats

Cockey's sign
 The Shop at Cockey's is also online at

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NEWS!

We are now offering 15% discounts on select items for all active HSCC members. 
To receive your membership discount, you must present your membership card at the time of purchase.  Discounts cannot be given on our select merchandise without proof of membership.  


Don't have a membership?  No problem!  You can purchase one online right here!


What's on your reading list this month?

 Here are some summer reading suggestions!
     
The Images of America series chronicles the history of small towns and down-towns across the country. Each title features more than 200 vintage images, capturing often forgotten bygone times and bringing to life the people, places, and events that defined a community.
Take a look into the past with our selection of titles:
Westminster, Taneytown, Sykesville, Farming in Carroll County,
Carroll County, and Then and Now: Carroll County.
  
   


20% O
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You can find these and other great books at


Give the Gift of Choice!


Don't know what to buy for that special someone? Stressed about giving a gift they may not want? We've got the answer! 
 
Give them a gift certificate for The Shop at Cockey's and let them enjoy the atmosphere of our shop while browsing for the perfect gift.  You can't go wrong with the gift of choice!

Come and share your thoughts with us on Facebook!
  
 Like us on Facebook       



The Shop at Cockey's
216 E. Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-6494
Open: Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Museum Shop of the Historical Society of Carroll County, MD, Inc.  
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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: 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/
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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/
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Wesley Theological Seminary: Dr. Mary Alice Douty Edwards, professor emerita of Christian education passed away on July 10 at age 100.

We are mourning the loss of Dr. Mary Alice Douty Edwards, professor emerita of Christian education, who passed away on July 10 at age 100.

She taught at Wesley from 1957 until 1983. She served as interim dean when Dr. Phil Wogaman stepped down. President Doug Lewis remembers her dedication to her students, her love of the institution and her firm resolve.

She was the last surviving faculty member who taught in Westminster, Maryland before the seminary moved to Washington in 1958. "It was a smaller group in those days. But, like our faculty today, Mary Alice exemplified the essential quality of this community: the care professors have for their students," says Wesley President David McAllister-Wilson.

There will be a service celebrating Dr. Mary Alice Edward's life at Wesley's Oxnam Chapel on Tuesday, September 2 at 4:30 p.m. We hope you can join us for this service.
Wesley Theological Seminary: Dr. Mary Alice Douty Edwards, professor emerita of Christian education passed away on July 10 at age 100.
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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: 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/
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