Monday, July 27, 2015

Edwin Singer Named Carroll County Md Health Officer



Ed Singer is a Carroll County veteran that served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. On June 30, 2015 he talked to the Carroll County history project about how he was initially skeptical to join the military but ended up serving 27 years. Photo courtesy of http://carrollhistory.org/ed-singer/. The county could not have chosen a better candidate to be the county health officer… / Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster, Md. - - On Monday, July 27, 2015 – The Carroll County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH) announced, “The hiring of Mr. Edwin Singer, as the Health Officer for Carroll County. Mr. Singer will assume these new duties on July 29, 2015.

“Mr. Singer earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Tract, from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in 1987. He is a licensed Environmental Health Specialist and was previously Chairman and served on the State licensing Board for Environmental Health Specialists.

“Mr. Singer has worked for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since 1998; over the last 11 years he’s served as the Director of Environmental Health at the Carroll County Health Department.

“Mr. Singer has dedicated his career to public health. The vast majority of his civilian professional career has been at the Carroll County Health Department (CCHD). He began his career reviewing development plans, conducting soil evaluations, and inspecting on-site water and wastewater systems for the CCHD.  In 2004 Mr. Singer was promoted to the Environmental Health Director for the CCHD.

“ ‘I’ve worked with Ed for over 4 years in his role as Director of Environmental Health and I’m confident he’ll be an excellent Public Health Officer for Carroll County,’ said Commissioner Doug Howard. ‘Ed’s a proactive leader who is dedicated to those served by the Health Department.  He has demonstrated a willingness to work with citizens as well as government entities to get the best result for those affected by the public health system.’

“Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services at DHMH, Dr. Howard Haft says, ‘We are excited to have Ed become the Local Health Officer for Carroll County. There is no doubt his breadth of experience will provide significant contributions both locally and overall to the State of Maryland.’

“Mr. Singer has served on the State Water Quality Advisor Council and the Patapsco/Back River Tributary Strategies Team, and Maryland Conference of Local Environmental Health Directors. He has also worked closely with county agencies and elected officials on state laws, regulations, and policies that impact the citizens of Carroll County.


“Mr. Singer served for 27 years in the Maryland Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve retiring as a Major in September of 2013. He lives in Manchester with his wife and children. He and his family are very actively involved in the local community.
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We have solved all the problems of the world at dinner at IHOP.

The country can now rest, assured in the knowledge that Kevin and Caroline, and Brenda Johnson Roper and Gil Roper have solved all the problems of the world at dinner at IHOP.


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My CIC - Combat Information Center...





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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Westminster Volunteer Fire Department



Westminster Volunteer Fire Department http://www.westminstervfd.org/

Retrieved July 23, 2015

Our Mission:  The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, is dedicated to providing quality Emergency Services to our community through the combined team efforts of our members, the local government organizations, and the citizens of our community to enhance our ability to protect life, property, and the environment.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Grammy Evelyn Babylon, Caroline, Pastor Sarah B. Dorrance, and I are enjoying a meal at Harry's with the family and friends of Cora Deruette from France.





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1950 Westminster Sammy Safety traffic safety reminder


1950 Westminster Sammy Safety traffic safety reminder



Throughout the history of the city of Westminster, the community has felt strongly about traffic and pedestrian safety. Much of the early history of the police department was full of stories about enforcement matters involving speeding horse and buggies and pedestrian safety. In this picture, from around 1950, a sign character we called “Sammy Safety,” at the corner of Liberty Street and West Main Street at the railroad tracks, proudly proclaims “No traffic deaths since Sept. 3, 1949. Although I have long since forgotten, oral history used to recite the story of the Sept. 3, 1949 traffic death as a cautionary tale. 
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Johansson's Restaurant in Westminster, MD


Johansson's Restaurant in Westminster, MD

Johansson's History


A long time ago....during World War II, aboard the Finland/South American Lines, David Johansson was but a gleam in Chef Birger Johansson's eye. It may however explain young David's early desire to become a restaurateur.

And so the story goes, after twenty years in the Carroll County area, David finally found a home at 4 West Main Street. The rich history of the building was always attractive to David. Having been built 1913, it housed a clothing store and tailor shop until 1940 when it was leased to G. C. Murphy for the next forty years.

In 1980 Terry Burke opened The Treat Shop on the first floor. At that time an antique mall occupied the basement. When the antique mall closed a restaurant called The Cellar Door Johansson's Dining House of downtown Westminster Maryland opened.

With the opening of Cranberry Mall in 1987, The Treat Shop moved its retail operation there and The Cellar Door went out of business.

It was at this time that David Johansson leased the downstairs and opened Champs. When the building became available for sale in 1994, David's dream came full circle and so began construction of Johansson's Dining House. Not long after came the construction of Johansson's Microbrewery.


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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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The Maryland State Police are investigating a child’s death in Westminster


Maryland State Police Investigate Child Death

July 20, 2015

Westminster Md. – According to information from the Maryland State Police, “Members of the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continue an investigation into the death of a child in Carroll County.

“The infant is identified as Davion Harrison, 2 months old, of the unit block of Charles Street in Westminster.  Davion was at the hospital when he was pronounced deceased. Davion did not appear to have any outward signs trauma. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.”

On Sunday, July 19, 2015, “at around 9:30 a.m., members of the Westminster Police Department responded to Carroll County General Hospital for the report of a deceased infant. 

“The infant was transported to the hospital by his mother who reported the child was provided CPR by a neighbor, but was unresponsive.  Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit were called to the hospital at approximately 11:00 a.m. to assist with the investigation.

“Maryland State Police continue to conduct interviews as the investigation continues.”

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Grace Lutheran Church council member Bob Lichfuss and council president Ron Fairchild lead a special congregational meeting

Grace Lutheran Church council member Bob Lichfuss and council president Ron Fairchild leads council members and members of the congregation in a special discussion on strategies for the future of the church.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Nothing says summer in Carroll County better than crabs at the Westminster Fire Dept





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Westminster Fire Department Crab Feed July 18, 2015



Westminster Fire Department Crab Feed July 18, 2015

Westminster Fire Department
28 John St, Westminster, Maryland 21157
Doors open at 5:30.
Steamed crabs - by Crabby Scotts
Pit Beef & Pit Ham
Sides
Dessert
Soda, Water & Beer
Tickets - $45.00 a person
No outside cooler
For tickets call 410-848-1800

410-848-8004 or 443-340-5527
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Olive the typist

I loved my typewriter....


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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Carroll County Maryland Sheriff Jim DeWees


Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees

CARROLL COUNTY SWEARS IN 58TH SHERIFF FIRST NEW SHERIFF IN 16 YEARS


Westminster – Sheriff Jim DeWees was sworn in as the 58th Sheriff of Carroll County during an inauguration ceremony at Carroll Community College’s Scott Auditorium on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Sheriff DeWees is a retired Captain with the Maryland State Police and is the first new Sheriff of Carroll County in 16 years.  Sheriff DeWees won both contested primary and general elections by overwhelming margins to become Sheriff.  Sheriff DeWees took control of the sheriff’s office from retiring Sheriff Kenneth Tregoning, who was first elected to office in 1998.

Sheriff DeWees was raised in Carroll County and is a 1988 graduate of South Carroll High School in Winfield, Maryland.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland and a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from Seton Hall University in Trenton, New Jersey.  Sheriff DeWees is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Sheriff DeWees is married with three children who attend Carroll County Public Schools.  His wife of 16 years, Heather, is a teacher for Carroll County Public Schools and the girls’ varsity basketball coach at Manchester Valley High School.  Sheriff DeWees is the second youngest of the six children of Joan and the late Thomas DeWees of Thurmont, Maryland.

Sheriff DeWees retired as a Captain from the Maryland State Police.  His career with the Maryland State Police started after high school when he became a cadet at the age of 18.  Sheriff DeWees rose through the ranks of the Maryland State Police and held numerous operational and command assignments within the organization.  Sheriff DeWees spent the majority of his career as a patrol and investigative trooper, supervisor and barrack commander in Carroll County, assigned to the Westminster Barrack.  Sheriff DeWees was commander of both the Westminster and Golden Ring Barracks, Operations Commander for the Washington Metropolitan Area and ended his 25-year career as the Special Operations Division Commander, overseeing Emergency Operations, K9, S.T.A.T.E. Team and the Motor Unit.  He also served as an instructor at the State Police Academy.  For most of his career, Sheriff DeWees served as an operator, team leader and commander of the Maryland State Police SWAT Team known as S.T.A.T.E.

In 1998, Sheriff DeWees was awarded the Governor’s Citation of Valor after he shot the gun out of a suicidal man’s hand, ending a two-hour standoff in Keymar, Maryland.  He is also a recipient of the Superintendent’s Citation of Valor for his role in ending two separate armed standoffs in 2000 and 2002.  Sheriff DeWees has received numerous awards for excellence in investigations and leadership.

Sheriff DeWees brings a diverse background of law enforcement experience and leadership to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.   Continuing a career of public service, Sheriff DeWees now leads 260 dedicated employees who staff a full service law enforcement agency providing road patrol and criminal investigative services, a detention center, and courthouse security.  Sheriff DeWees considers it one of the highest honors of his career to serve the citizens of Carroll County as their Sheriff.

Sheriff DeWees appointed Eldersburg resident Larry Suther as Chief Deputy of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.  Suther is a retired major from the Baltimore County Police Department where he spent 38 years working his way through the ranks from cadet to major and retiring as commander of the Special Operations Division.  Suther will hold the rank of Colonel and oversee the operations for the Office.  Colonel Suther has extensive operational, tactical and investigative experience.  Colonel Suther holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Baltimore and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Sheriff DeWees also appointed Manchester resident Vicky McDonold as Director of the Management Services Bureau.  Director McDonold comes to the Sheriff’s Office from the private sector where she was a project manager for Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Owings Mills.  Director McDonold holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Towson University in finance and a Master’s Degree from University of Maryland University College in Technology Management.




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Friday, July 17, 2015

Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?


Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?
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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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1910 Westminster Carroll County Maryland Main Street


1910 Westminster Carroll County Maryland Main Street

At any given time, most any of my old family post cards are “one of my favorites.” But I guess this one really is.

Postmarked from 1910, this post card looks east on Westminster’s Main Street from the rail road tracks. If you were to see the original post card, you would notice that the street was still dirt. Amazingly, Westminster’s Main Street was dirt up to around 1923.

I remember many dirt streets, alleys and roads while growing-up in Westminster in the 1950s and 1960s.


This image was published by my good friend, historian, artist, musician and photographer, Ken Koons over at the Carroll County Times. If you have any old photos of Carroll County, consider contacting Kenny and sharing them in the “Reflections of Carroll’s Past” section of the newspaper. 
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WTTR Westminster MD PROGRAM AND AIR STAFF INFORMATION


WTTR Westminster MD PROGRAM AND AIR STAFF INFORMATION


Retrieved July 17, 2015 http://www.wttr.com/program.html


WTTR plays 'The Greatest Hits of All Time'. Our mix of hit songs from the mid- 60’s through the mid 80’s is played by some of the area's most well-known and best loved personalities. Add to that local and national news, information about community events, traffic and weather specifically tailored for people who live and work in Carroll County, high school sports, Ravens, and the Orioles, and you have a station that serves Carroll County like no other, The Voice of Carroll County AM 1470 WTTR.
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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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