Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The French Boys' Choir at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster.





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Leslie Petite Chanter de Paris France in concert at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster August 26, 2015 www.petitschanteursdefrance.fr





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The French Boys' Choir share a meal with parishioners before this evenings concert at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster.





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The French Boys' Choir share a meal with parishioners before this evenings concert at Grace Lutheran Church.





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French Boys’ Choir to perform Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church


Les Petits Chanteurs de France to perform Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/08/french-boys-choir-to-perform-wednesday.html 

Grace Lutheran Church will be co-hosting, with the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County, a performance by Les Petits Chanteurs de France in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm, as part of our Pot Luck and Song series. 

Les Petits Chanteurs de France is a French Boys’ Choir consisting of 22 boys from the ages of 7 to 17 performing classical repertoire as well as folk, Broadway and even Disney tunes.

They have received notoriety through their many concerts in prestigious places, TV shows, national and international tours, radio broadcastings, religious ceremonies, charity galas, etc (http://www.petitchanteursdefrance.fr/).

Please do not miss what will truly be a memorable musical event for Grace Lutheran Church!





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Hellen C. Widerman, 87, of Westminster, Maryland died Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hellen C. Widerman, 87, of Westminster, Maryland died Tuesday, August 25, 2015  http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/08/hellen-c-widerman-87-of-westminster.html


Hellen Widerman

Born: Wed., Dec. 7, 1927
Died: Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
Location: Westminster Location

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
Location: Westminster Location

Hellen C. Widerman, 87, of Westminster, Maryland died peacefully Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.  Born December 7, 1927 in Melrose, she was the daughter of the late John and Mabel (Anderson) Chamberlin.

Hellen was a secretary, having worked for Atty. Ralph G. Hoffman, and as a civil and criminal clerk in District Court.  She retired in 1991 while serving as secretary for the Honorable Luke K. Burns, Jr.  She was the first woman named to the Board of Carroll County General Hospital, where she also volunteered for many years and served as president of the Hospital Auxiliary.  Hellen was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster.  She taught Senior High Sunday School at Leister’s Lutheran Church for many years.

Surviving are daughters, Carol S. Richard and husband Clayton E. Richard, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, and Connie S. Buczkowski and husband Ron Buczkowski of Westminster; grandchildren, 1st Lt. Jade C. Hill, USMC, of Okinawa, Japan, and Molly Hill of Westminster; and great-grandchildren, Landon G. McQuin and Ella R. Harris; and step-son, Ronald Siegman and wife Joanne of Westminster.  She is also remembered by devoted friend and long-time companion, John V. Lowe, of Westminster.  She was predeceased by son, James Allen Siegman; first husband, George C. Siegman; second husband, Bernie Widerman; and brother, James Chamberlin.

A memorial service to celebrate Hellen’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2015 at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St, Westminster, MD, with the Rev. Kevin Clementson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be private.
  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD, 21157.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

» ‘The rapacious Ms. Huffington seems to believe that journalism skills are worth nothing’ JIMROMENESKO.COM

» ‘The rapacious Ms. Huffington seems to believe that journalism skills are worth nothing’ JIMROMENESKO.COM

"‘THE RAPACIOUS MS. HUFFINGTON SEEMS TO BELIEVE THAT JOURNALISM SKILLS ARE WORTH NOTHING’ 

 David Sze, who works for Arianna Huffington, sent this note to veteran journalist Lauren Lipton last week:"

This. is. epic. What a great response. Lauren Lipton spoke for all of us, "I am very, very good at what I do. Unfortunately, your boss’s predatory business practices have deeply undercut the ability of all reporters, writers and editors to make any kind of living wage. The rapacious Ms. Huffington seems to believe that journalism skills are worth nothing, and that my beleaguered colleagues and I should be thrilled to help her make hundreds of millions of dollars in return for “exposure.”

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Richard Devilbiss stops to chat after a long day at Westminster Transmission.





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Checking out all the pretty flowers (and hot babes) at Birdie's in Westminster.

Checking out all the pretty flowers  (and hot babes) at Birdie's in Westminster; where the coffee is always great, the conversation enlightened and the scenery is awesome.

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I love visiting my friend Steve Allgeier, the county hoticultural University of Md extension agent.


I love visiting my friend Steve Allgeier,  the county hoticultural University of Md extension agent. His office is awesome and Steve is always so much fun. I always learn something.

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Thanks to the state trooper who went beyond the call of duty - Opinion - The Cumberland Times-News

Thanks to the state trooper who went beyond the call of duty - Opinion - The Cumberland Times-News: "Letter to the Editor | Posted Yesterday [Retrieved August 25, 2015]

http://m.times-news.com/opinion/thanks-to-the-state-trooper-who-went-beyond-the-call/article_cadbbddc-4830-11e5-8cfe-c3351e316371.html?mode=jqm

 I was at the house of an elderly couple I work for, and while I was there they came home followed by a Maryland state trooper.

I thought maybe she had made a wrong -lane change or something of this nature. I made my way up from behind the house to see what was going on.

I was very surprised to see the trooper helping the elderly wife get her husband and into a wheelchair."


Read more: http://m.times-news.com/opinion/thanks-to-the-state-trooper-who-went-beyond-the-call/article_cadbbddc-4830-11e5-8cfe-c3351e316371.html?mode=jqm

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Life in Carroll County midway through August meant riding shows and tractor pulls


Life in Carroll County midway through August meant riding shows and tractor pulls http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-archives-ridingclub-0812-20150816-story.html

In a longer version of my story that did not make it to publication in The Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-archives-ridingclub-0812-20150816-story.html, I wrote, “Of course, not to be overlooked, it is also Madonna’s birthday. The pop singer was born in Michigan on August 16, 1958. Now you know.


Nationally, it was on this day in 1966 that over 50 people were arrested when they disrupted the proceedings of the House Un-American Activities Committee as it began investigating Americans who were believed to be actively engaged in aiding the Viet Cong. In an unrelated matter, the first color cartoon, “Fiddlesticks,” was made by the American animator Ubbe Eert Iwerks, a friend of Walt Disney’s and a co-creator of Mickey Mouse. 

In the mid-1950s, the Westminster Riding Club abandoned its horse activities and began the construction of a swimming pool. The clubhouse in the background of this picture was dedicated May 13, 1939, by Westminster Mayor Frank Myers. The swimming pool was built around 1957. Photo courtesy of Evelyn and Caroline Babylon.


On this date, August 16, 1946, in years past, a tractor pull at the county fair, a horse show at the Westminster Riding Club, and the opening of the Carroll County Vocational Technical Center were all in the news.

In 1946, the Democratic Advocate observed that a large crowd attended the twelfth annual horse and pony show at the Westminster Riding Club. "There were 76 ponies and horses shown on the picturesque show grounds…”

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Immediately beside the Riding Club is the historic location of the storied 'Fair Grounds' where agricultural fairs took place in the second-half of the 1800s. This was the site of large and long horse stables which lined North Colonial Avenue and East Main Street — and the location of a large racetrack. Yes, that is the origin of what we now know as Fair Avenue.

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Today, most folks associate the Riding Club with the swimming pool or a social occasion at the "club house" banquet hall. The roots of the club are in horses and equestrian activities, just as the name implies. The grounds of the Riding Club were once the location of a nice riding arena located just beyond the edge of town — the focal point of the club's social and equestrian activities.

In 2010 I wrote about the Riding Club for The Baltimore Sun. In that story I wrote, “The swimming pool was built around 1957, and I should note that retired local physician Dean Griffin, now a gentleman asparagus farmer, was the first lifeguard and taught many classes. He also started the club's first swim team…


The riding club's history goes back 75 years to March 14, 1935, according to Reifsnider. She wrote that it was on that date that "a group of horse lovers under the guidance of Mrs. John L. Bennett and (Reifsnider), organized the Westminster Riding Club. ... (T)he Charter membership list (included) F. Kale Mathias, Eleanor C. Babylon, John L. Reifsnider, Jr., Joseph L. Mathias, Sr., Dr. Charles H. Kable, George R. Mitchell, Ralph S. Reifsnider, Catherine Baumgartner, Mrs. Paul M. Wimert, Albin N. Duvall, Sidney Hausman and Bruce T. Blair."

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Life in Carroll County midway through August meant riding shows and tractor pulls
Life in Carroll County midway through August meant riding shows and tractor pulls
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
On this date in years past, a tractor pull at the county fair, a horse show at the Westminster Riding Club, and the opening of the Carroll County Vocational Technical Center were all in the news.
Official: Westminster fires intentionally set
Official: Westminster fires intentionally set
MICHEL ELBEN
Two shed fires that occurred in close proximity and just a few hours apart early Thursday morning in Westminster were intentionally set, likely by the same person, according to a spokesman of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Westminster mayors often had short terms in office
Westminster mayors often had short terms in office
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
Though it had happened more than a week earlier, in early August of 1981, the greater Westminster and Carroll County community was still mourning the death of Joseph (Jack) Hamilton Hahn, Jr.
Roots of a county fair in Carroll hard to follow before the Civil War
Roots of a county fair in Carroll hard to follow before the Civil War
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
All last week, preparations were in full swing for this year's annual Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair that set up at the Agriculture Center, just south of Westminster. This year's fair will continue to Saturday morning, Aug. 8.
Fire damages vacant cabin in New Windsor
Fire damages vacant cabin in New Windsor
TIMES STAFF
A fire that burned late Tuesday night in the 1300 block Western Chapel Road in New Windsor damaged a vacant cabin that was being prepared for demolition according to a State Fire Marshal's office press release.
Sheriff's Office took long road to leading role in Carroll County law enforcement
Sheriff's Office took long road to leading role in Carroll County law enforcement
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
The idea to develop a Carroll County police force began as a whisper campaign in the mid-1960s. It would take a half a century of studies, commissions, elections, and acrimony to finally decide to make the county sheriff's department the lead police agency in the county.
Memories of Henryton State hospital fading with buildings demolished
Memories of Henryton State hospital fading with buildings demolished
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
It was 30 years ago that Henryton State Hospital was closed by the state of Maryland. The sprawling facility included 19 buildings with a total footprint of 30 acres in Marriottsville, about seven miles from Sykesville in southern Carroll County.
Annual commemoration brings home Carroll County connection to Civil War
Annual commemoration brings home Carroll County connection to Civil War
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
By July 5, 1863, the horrific results of one of the most cataclysmic events of the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, were really settling in on that small town in southern Pennsylvania.
Remembering Carroll's statuesque and statue sculptor
Remembering Carroll's statuesque and statue sculptor
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
Many would be surprised to learn that Blaze Starr, who passed away on June 15, is not the only creative statuesque figure with a Carroll County connection.
Shrine in New Windsor honors site where Methodism got its start
Shrine in New Windsor honors site where Methodism got its start
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
On June 18, 1937, the Strawbridge Shrine Association was formed just outside of New Windsor, where many historians believe the origins of Methodism in America are located.
Study of schools in Carroll provides an interesting education
Study of schools in Carroll provides an interesting education
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
The first weeks of June are a time when many young adults in Carroll County look forward to the end of the school year and graduation ceremonies.
Memorial Day and memories of native son killed in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago
Memorial Day and memories of native son killed in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF, KEVINDAYHOFF@GMAIL.COM
On May 25, the 148th Carroll County Memorial Day observances in Westminster were once again organized by Carroll Post 31 of the American Legion.
Carroll County pays last respects to emergency responder [Eagle Archives]
Carroll County pays last respects to emergency responder [Eagle Archives]
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF
Friends, family, colleagues and law enforcement officers from throughout the central-Maryland region filled Legacy Hall at the Sykesville Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department recently to pay their last respects to fellow firefighter and EMS provider Robin Flater Chenoweth.
Westminster band in third century together
Westminster band in third century together
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF
Eagle Archives
Fire department dinner meeting an annual tradition in Westminster [Eagle Archives]
Fire department dinner meeting an annual tradition in Westminster [Eagle Archives]
KEVIN E. DAYHOFF
Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 recently held its 136th annual meeting and banquet at the fire station at 28 John Street in Westminster.

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