Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 19, 2004: The Campaign for Carroll Community College

Last Friday, Dr. James Ball was inaugurated as the third president of Colleges Carroll Community College in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland.

Ten years ago, in the summer and fall of 2004; the college produced a PowerPoint celebrating a brief review of the college from the 1970s to 2004.


Carroll County, community college, Westminster, Maryland




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John Sharp delivers address at American Legion Post No. 31 Veterans Ceremonies

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Westminster Municipal Band director Sandy Miller leads the band at practice.

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Oct. 10, 2014 CC NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet program

Oct. 10, 2014 Carroll Count, MD NAACP Branch 7014 Freedom Fund Banquet program

This year’s Carroll County Chapter NAACP Branch 7014 Freedom Fund Banquet was a huge success. The well-attended event featured Mr. Bert Hash Jr., retired president and CEO of MECU of Baltimore; who delivered a keynote address: “Don’t Work for Money, Make Your Money Work for You”
Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014.

The 2014 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet was held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Martin’s of Westminster.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

HSCC Treasure Chest Raffle - Take a Chance!

HSCC Treasure Chest Raffle - Take a Chance!
We are excited to share with you an opportunity to win the 75th Anniversary Treasure Chest!  Please view the amazing gems, jewels and coins in the photos - our community has been quite generous creating this unique Raffle.

~Treasure Chest Valued over $6000~
Take a chance and purchase a ticket -  but mostly support your Historical Society!
 
Treasure Chest Contents

½ Carat Round Loose Diamond 
614 - New presidential dollars
5 - Silver Eagles 2009 thru 2013
1999 Colorized Silver Eagle
1898 $10 gold coin
22" 10K rope chain/14K rope frame for $10 gold coin
7 - The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci
65" 8mm Peacock Freshwater Pearl Knotted Necklace
18K yellow gold bar pin with gem quality Jadeite, 3.6 grams
10K yellow gold ring with 20mm x 10mm marquise cubic zirconia, 5.6 grams
Cameo pin-costume
Brooch
Bracelet-costume
Assorted foreign coins



To purchase tickets, click on the Paypal "Buy Now" link below or call the Historical Society at 410-848-6494.  The HSCC will contact you to coordinate how you would like to receive your ticket stubs.  This online offer expires at midnight on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
Raffle Tickets
 
Raffle drawing will be on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Diamond Jubilee Gala - winner will be contacted by the Historical Society of Carroll County.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Program from the Westminster Municipal Band Annual Concert Sunday, November 2, 2014




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Program from the Westminster Municipal Band Annual Concert Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3 pm

The concert was well-attended and the band sounded just great.

Community, Concert Band, Westminster Municipal Band, Carroll Arts center, Westminster, Maryland




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Our town's favorite marching band takes the stage for a free concert. This all-volunteer band was incorporated in 1893 and is celebrating their 121st year.

The band will present a concert with many types of music including two holiday selections. Our award winning Color Guard will present the Colors at the beginning of the concert.

FREE - Donations appreciated.

Utz Properties is sponsoring our concert and will have a Happy Hour set up beginning at 2:00 p.m. Come-out and talk with the Utz team and the Band Members.

Source: Carroll County Arts Council and Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1497184133875964/


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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nov. 1, 2014 Westminster newsletter for Nov. – January 2015

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Recalled G.M. Cars Remain Unrepaired - NYTimes.com

Recalled G.M. Cars Remain Unrepaired - NYTimes.com



http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/business/Recalled-GM-cars-remain-unrepaired-as-safety-concerns-persist.html?emc=edit_th_20141104&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45685287&_r=0

"YONKERS — Nearly nine months after General Motors began recalling millions of its cars for a dangerously defective ignition switch, almost half of the vehicles still have not been fixed. 

 A spokesman for the automaker said it was increasing its outreach to owners through social media and a new call center staffed with 72 employees dedicated to contacting those who have not scheduled repairs. 

 But even owners who requested repairs months ago have been waiting, with dealers managing wait-lists and dozens of drivers writing to federal regulators in recent weeks asking why it was taking so long. Some of them are also raising safety concerns about the drawn-out timetable, as a recent fatal accident here suggests."

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The long timetable for the ignition switch repairs — the replacement parts had to be manufactured and the first repairs did not come until two months after the recall was announced in February — highlights a continuing problem with recalls. Even in highly publicized cases, the fix can be elusive, and while some owners remain ignorant of the issue, even those who try to act can be left vulnerable.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Which Tablet Should You Buy, the Nexus 9 or the iPad Air 2? | WIRED

Which Tablet Should You Buy, the Nexus 9 or the iPad Air 2? | WIRED:

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/nexus-9-tablet/

BY BRENT ROSE   11.03.14

"It’s been roughly 16 months since we last saw a Nexus tablet come out of Mountain View. (Can we get a moment of silence for the much-beloved Nexus 7? RIP.)

And it’s been two full years since the Nexus 10 came and quietly went. So, when Google announced the Goldilocks-sized, spec’d out Nexus 9, there was much anticipation.

But after a few days of playing with it, I am, well, a bit confused. This tablet clearly has the potential to be great, and yet, it isn’t. Not yet at least.

 While I don’t feel like I’ve been able to spend enough time with the Nexus 9 to give it the full review treatment just yet, it seems appropriate to compare it to Apple’s similarly-sized and wildly-popular new tablet, the iPad Air 2. And that’s just what I’m going to do." http://www.wired.com/2014/11/nexus-9-tablet/

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Looking forward for the Westminster Municipal Band to play at Carroll Theater

 Looking forward for the Westminster Municipal Band to play at Carroll Theater #KED

Human Services Program in Carroll County MD announces end to annual holiday progam

Human Services Program in Carroll County MD announces end to annual holiday progam

Neighbors In Need Year Round


In 2012, HSP transitioned our traditional holiday giving program into an expanded format titled Neighbors in Need Year Round (NINYR). NINYR has mobilized the generosity of our community to meet the critical needs our low-income and at-risk neighbors face every day, in every season...housing, essential utilities, help working toward financial stability, and self-sufficiency.

Holiday Program of Neighbors in Need Year Round

Press Release
HSP ANNOUNCES END TO HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Neighbors in Need Year Round will Continue; Holiday Program Ends Following this Season
Westminster, MD - As Carroll County's Community Action Agency, Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. (HSP) is committed to improving the quality of life quality of at-risk and low-income Carroll County residents, by assisting with basic needs, advocacy and linkages to resources to enhance life skills. 
As part of its outreach, in prior years, HSP's Neighbors in Need program matched families with adopters and provided a holiday shop filled with gifts and household goods for families not adopted by volunteers. 
In 2012, HSP expanded the program to create "Neighbors in Need Year Round", to deliver vital resources and services not only during the holidays but throughout the entire year. 
Following a critical analysis and evaluation of available resources, HSP has determined that Neighbors In Need Year Round will continue, but the holiday component will end after this season.
"This was a very difficult but necessary decision for our agency and our Board," explained Cindy Parr, HSP Executive Director. "The Holiday Program has served thousands of families for many years, but the continuous needs of our low-income and at-risk families, all year long, must be the priority for our agency."
This year, for the last time, HSP will provide the holiday component of Neighbors in Need Year Round in a modified version. HSP will again seek benefactors to adopt families for the holidays, which is an essential component of success for the program. Families not adopted, and who formerly visited the Holiday Shop, will instead pick up a package of gifts at a distribution center. Inventory stored from prior years will be assigned and distributed to families who are not adopted. Families will receive a letter with information stating the date, time and location for their gift bag pick-up.
"Our modified version will still provide our clients with gifts and goods," said Parr. "Volunteers are still greatly needed to assist us in this modified effort." Volunteer opportunities will be listed as a link on the HSP website.
Donations received from the Carroll County Times-sponsored "Holiday Hope" program will continue to be used for HSP's Neighbors In Need Year Round initiative. Members of the community who have previously collected gifts for the Holiday Shop should plan to provide these gifts to other organizations, or volunteer through HSP to adopt one or more families.
"Our mission is to provide a "hand up" for those who are struggling to maintain or achieve self- sufficiency," said Parr. "We believe that our limited resources, both financial and man-power, will be better used by focusing on our year-round assistance to more than 12,000 at risk residents."
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Carroll Community College Celebrates the Inauguration of the College’s Third President


Carroll Community College Celebrates the Inauguration of the College’s Third President

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Westminster, Md., Oct. 28, 2014—Carroll Community College (Carroll) will celebrate the Inauguration of the college’s third president, Dr. James D. Ball, on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 in the theater. Invited guests include members of the board of trustees, faculty and staff, elected officials and dignitaries, presidents and emissaries from colleges across Maryland, community supporters, and friends of the college. 

“A college president’s Inauguration is a humbling event; and, it is one of great importance to the college,” said  Ball. “Most importantly, this is a day to celebrate the college, our mission, and our students, faculty and staff. It is a day to reaffirm Carroll’s contributions to enhancing the quality of life in our fair county. I am truly proud and honored to be the president of such an exceptional institution of higher learning.”

The event will be marked by formal greetings from internal and external constituents, musical interludes, a formal installation ceremony and remarks by the president. Additional inaugural events prior to and after the ceremony include a celebration by students, as well as visual arts exhibits, theatrical and musical performances, showcases of student work and other specially-designated events on campus.

Ball became president on July 1, 2014. He has over thirty years of progressively responsible experience in the community college setting, including 18 years as a senior level executive. He has extensive academic and administrative background at Carroll. Ball is the former vice president of Academic and Student Affairs and dean of the faculty at Carroll, a position he held since 1999. His expertise includes academic and student affairs administration, curriculum development, technology planning and integration, faculty and staff development, strategic planning, budget development/administration, facilities planning and development, fundraising, accreditation processes and policy development.

Prior to joining Carroll in 1999, Ball was vice president of student services at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md. He is also a former assistant vice president and dean of instruction at Howard, as well as director of adult and evening services and assistant professor of psychology there. Ball is also a former adjunct professor at the Morgan State University Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership. Ball holds an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Higher Education Administration from the same university. He has an M.Ed. in Counseling and Student Services/Psychology and a BS in Education with a minor in psychology from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas).


“I look forward to the challenges and successes that lie ahead for Carroll as higher education continues to evolve and meet the needs of students from all backgrounds and walks of life,” said Ball.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Taneytown Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade project – Carroll County

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Taneytown Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade project – Carroll County

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay
Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater infrastructure 

BALTIMORE, MD (Oct. 29, 2014) - The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $173 million in funding today for projects to upgrade wastewater treatment plants, improve sewer infrastructure and restore and stabilize streams. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“Projects such as these are an important part of our effort to improve Maryland waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay,” said Governor O’Malley. “These projects reduce pollution and protect the environment and public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders.” 

The following funding was approved:

Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade project – Baltimore County, Baltimore City 
Further funding totaling $146,259,867 – a $72,103,000 Water Quality State Revolving Loan and a $74,156,867 Bay Restoration Fund Grant, in addition to a previous $141,000,000 Bay Restoration Fund Grant, to Baltimore City will help fund the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade project. The project entails the planning, design and construction of Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) and Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) facilities at the 180 million gallon per day Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. After the upgrades, the facility will reduce its nitrogen discharge by 67 percent, significantly reducing the amount of nutrients discharged to Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. The plant is currently achieving phosphorus discharge levels that are better than the Enhanced Nutrient Removalgoal. Excessive amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus lead to lowered levels of oxygen needed to support aquatic life in waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay. Enhanced Nutrient Removal upgrades of the state’s major wastewater treatment plants are a critical component of Maryland’s Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan.

Gwynns Falls (Southern) Sewershed Improvements, Low Level Sewershed (Eastern) Sewer Improvements and Outfall Sewershed Sewer Improvements projects – Baltimore City
Loans totaling $21,724,000 from the Water Quality State Revolving Loan Fund to Baltimore City will help fund the Gwynns Falls (Southern) Sewershed Improvements, Low Level Sewershed (Eastern) Sewer Improvements and Outfall Sewershed Sewer Improvements projects. The project entails planning, design, and construction of improvements to correct deficiencies in the sewersheds, including replacement and rehabilitation of sewers, improvements or upgrades to existing pump stations to reduce infiltration and inflow, point repairs to lines and manholes, disconnection of illegal connections and new sewers for additional capacity. This is a continuation of Baltimore City's efforts to prevent sanitary sewer overflows as required by the Consent Decree initiated by the Maryland Department of the Environment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the City’s own initiatives on infrastructure rehabilitation. 

Taneytown Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade project – Carroll County
A $4,986,494 Bay Restoration Fund Grant to the City of Taneytown will help fund the Taneytown Wastewater Treatment Plant Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade project. The project entails the planning, pilot testing, design and construction of Enhanced Nutrient Removal upgrades at the 1.1 million gallon per day Taneytown Wastewater Treatment Plant.  After the upgrades, the facility will reduce its nitrogen discharge by 63 percent and its phosphorus discharge by 85 percent, significantly reducing the amount of nutrients discharged to the Monocacy River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Excessive amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus lead to lowered levels of oxygen needed to support aquatic life in waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay. Enhanced Nutrient Removal upgrades of the state’s major wastewater treatment plants are a critical component of Maryland’s Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan.

West Boniwood Turn Drive Streambank Stabilization project– Prince George’s County 
A $159,800 Water Quality State Revolving Loan Fund Green Grant to Prince George’s County will help fund the West Boniwood Turn Drive Streambank Stabilization project. This project entails the stabilization of approximately 200 linear feet of severely eroded stream channel along Butler Branch Stream. The work includes construction of wood and rock weirs, installation of rip rap, planting of native trees and shrubs and implementation of other natural features.

The Pyles Drive Stream Stabilization project– Prince George’s County
A $145,900 Water Quality State Revolving Loan Fund Green Grant to Prince George’s County will help fund the Pyles Drive Stream Stabilization project. The project entails stabilization of approximately 600 linear feet of severely eroded stream channel. The work includes construction of wood and rock weirs, installation of rip rap, planting of native trees and shrubs and implementation of other natural features.

Kenny Road Stream Restoration project– Prince George’s County
A $92,000 Water Quality State Revolving Loan Fund Green Grant to Prince George’s County will help fund the Kenny Road Stream Restoration project. The project entails stabilization of approximately 124 linear feet of severely eroded stream channel with green infrastructure practices designated to restore or establish riparian buffers, bioengineered stream bank protection, steep pools in the stream and other natural features.

Regency Village Stream Restoration project– Prince George’s County 
A $70,000  Water Quality State Revolving Loan Fund Green Grant to Prince George’s County will help fund the Regency Village Stream Restoration project. The project entails stabilization of approximately 140 linear feet of severely eroded stream channel. The work includes construction of step pools in the stream, installation of rip-rap, planting of native trees and shrubs and implementation of other natural features.  These improvements will restore and establish riparian buffers and control surface and subsurface hydrology to reduce erosion and sediments and nutrients in the stream.

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An old log cabin stands a silent sentry for Fall along the Wakefield Valley Tr

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Lonely is the old Marine runner that slogs along on a damp Wakefield Trail #KED


Lonely is the old Marine runner that slogs along on a damp Wakefield Trail
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A collection of articles by Kevin E. Dayhoff published in Patch over the years… Retrieved on October 28, 2014

A collection of articles by Kevin E. Dayhoff published in Patch over the years… Retrieved on October 28, 2014

Readers had been saying recently that they have been unable to easily find my content on the Westminster Patch web site http://patch.com/maryland/westminster or http://patch.com/maryland/westminster/kevin-e-dayhoffs-blog in recent months. I could not find it either. I had to do a search on “Dayhoff Patch” to find it…. Here are the results…





KEVIN EARL DAYHOFF

Carroll County history and community reporter Kevin E. Dayhoff has been a freelance writer and artist since 1971. In addition to Westminster Patch, he currently contributes to several publications, including several online media sites. In 2009 he won a Maryland Delaware DC Press Association award for editorial critical thinking for an investigation into a racial incident involving a Carroll County school board member. In 2006, he was recognized by George Washington University for authoring one of the top 12 Maryland and Virginia political websites. He served as the mayor of Westminster from 2001 to 2005 and as a Westminster city councilman from 1999 to 2001. He was a self-employed nursery stock farmer, landscape designer, property management consultant, and freelance technical writer from 1974 to 1999. He served as a statewide elected member of the Maryland Municipal League Board of Directors 2000 to 2005. He is currently a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Capitol Beat - Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, a Silver Life member of the NAACP, and serves on the executive board of the Carroll County NAACP. Kevin Dayhoff has served as the chaplain of the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 and the Maryland Troopers Association Lodge #20, since January 1, 2011. He also serves as a member of the church council at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. It is believed that several branches of his family have believed in what we now know as Carroll County since the 1600s. He is a native of Westminster, Carroll County, MD, where he currently lives. kevindayhoff@gmail.com. www.kevindayhoff.org

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

An opening reception for Sherrill Cooper will take place on Friday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Off Track Art... “Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in t

Updated April 30, 2014 at 2:13 am

Westminster, Maryland LIFESTYLE


The Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak to be dedicated April 28, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Westminster will continue the year-long commemoration of the community’s 250th anniversary on the grounds of Westminster City Hall.

Updated April 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Westminster, Maryland LIFESTYLE

http://patch.com/maryland/westminster/the-carroll-county-chapter-of-the-maryland-municipal-league-will-offer-three-1000-scholarships-to-carroll-county-high-school-students

The Carroll County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League will offer three $1,000 scholarships to Carroll County high school students
The Carroll Co. chapter of the MML will offer three $1,000 scholarships to Carroll Co. high school students. Applications may also be dropped off at the Taneytown Town Office during business

Updated April 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Westminster, Maryland LIFESTYLE


Flyer, information and entry form for the Easter 5K Run to the Cross April 19, 2014 at Taylorsville United Methodist Church
Join us for our first ever Run To The Cross. This is a 5 K run from South Carroll High School to Taylorsville United Methodist Church (TUMC). (You can run this or walk this 5 K.) on Saturday

Updated April 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Westminster, Maryland

LIFESTYLE


Jane Greenwood Stephan, office manager at Westminster and North Carroll High Schools, 89, of Westminster

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 1200 to 200p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster, chapel entrance.

Updated March 22, 2014 at 12:27 am

Westminster, Maryland LIFESTYLE

Textile artist Sue Helmken to open exhibit at Off Track Art in Westminster Friday evening March 7, 2014


Sue Helmken is a textile artist with over 30 years’ experience in weaving, dyeing and teaching. She will open a new exhibit at Off Track Art in Westminster Friday evening March 7, 2014
Updated March 7, 2014 at 2:00 am
Westminster, Maryland
LIFESTYLE

University of Delaware students skip spring break to volunteer in Dominican Republic


This spring break, 10 University of Delaware Honors students will be traveling to the Dominican Republic to work with Yspaniola, an education-based non-profit working towards the promotion o

Updated March 6, 2014 at 7:39 pm Westminster, Maryland LIFESTYLE

Feeling Blue at the holidays – When in hole stop digging.
Sadly the holidays can also be a difficult time for folks who have suffered a personal loss in recent years. Especially if that personal loss occurred in the past year… Fortunately there a


Updated December 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm  0
Westminster, Maryland
LIFESTYLE

History indicates that this time of the year has always been busy.
Thanksgiving has always been a special holiday in Carroll County. Of course, most Carroll countians are a fan of any holiday in which food is involved, especially turkey.


Updated December 7, 2013 at 1:51 am Westminster, Maryland
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The Thai restaurant at 17 East Main Street recently changed hands.
There has been a restaurant at 17 East Main Street as long as most folks can remember. It is believed that the “Central Restaurant” was located there as far back as the 1950s.

http://patch.com/maryland/westminster/the-thai-restaurant-at-17-east-main-street-recently-changed-hands

Updated November 21, 2013 at 12:28 am
Westminster, Maryland
LIFESTYLE


Artists John and Deborah Sosnowsky exhibit at Off Track Art

Meet award-winning nationally acclaimed artists John and Debby Sosnowsky, creators of jewelry, art and music; at Off Track Art. The opening for their month-long exhibit in Westminster will b

Updated November 15, 2013 at 1:45 am Westminster, Maryland

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Runners raise funds to assist MSP Trooper Jackie Kline at 5K race
Sun. morning, Nov.10, over 800 runners participated in a 5K race at the Md State Police Training Academy in Sykesville to raise money for Md State Police Trooper Jackie Kline, who was


Updated November 11, 2013 at 1:47 am Westminster, Maryland
LIFESTYLE

Fall is great for running trails in Carroll Co.
What can be better than the sights, sounds and smells of running trails in the fall in Carroll County?


Updated October 22, 2013 at 12:58 am  5
Westminster, Maryland
LIFESTYLE

Carroll County firefighters respond to fire at Vetville in Westminster
Updated October 21, 2013 at 8:51 am Westminster, Maryland


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Pen and ink artist Stan Gilmore to exhibit at Off Track Art


Updated November 1, 2012 at 3:41 am Westminster, Maryland LIFESTYLE

Looking Back: The Westminster Fire of July 3, 1938

Over seventy years ago, Carroll County was still reeling from one of the biggest fires in the county’s history – the July 3, 1938 Smith and Reifsnider fire on John Street.


Updated July 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm Westminster, Maryland
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Blog: 1931 Maryland State Firemen’s Association Convention
In July 1931, the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department and Westminster Municipal Band attended the Maryland State Firemen’s Association annual convention in Ocean City.


Updated July 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm Westminster, Maryland

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Blog: Public Safety Personnel Gather at Westminster Fire Hall to Mark EMS Week

This week, May 20 – May 26, is National EMS Week. To mark the occasion, EMS providers and firefighters at the Westminster Fire Department gathered for a luncheon on Tuesday.


Updated May 24, 2012 at 3:32 am Westminster, Maryland
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Blog: A History of Heroes in Westminster's Fire Department
The 2012 Westminster Fire Department officers were sworn into office at the Jan. 5, 2012 meeting. These officers become a part of a history in Westminster of volunteers protecting lives and


Updated January 20, 2012 at 4:46 am Westminster, Maryland
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Blog: The first Carroll County Firemen’s Association Convention, May 15, 1924
Firefighters from across the county held the first-ever Carroll Co. Firemen’s Assoc. county convention on May 15, 1924 at the Westminster fire station located at 66 E. Main St. Westminster


Updated June 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Westminster, Maryland LIFESTYLE

Take this Time to Educate Yourself about the Dangers of Heat Exposure
As we begin to experience excessive periods of heat, the Westminster Fire Department, along with other health care partners, would like to remind the public of the dangers of prolonged heat


Updated June 9, 2011 at 2:10 am
Westminster, Maryland
LIFESTYLE

Welcome to the Blog for Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1
The volunteers of the Westminster fire department appreciate this opportunity to acquaint you with the vital work they do every single day of the year.


Updated June 6, 2011 at 3:29 am
Westminster, Maryland
LIFESTYLE

Accident scene responders face increasing dangers
Accident scene responders face increasing dangers as roadways are more congested with motorists who aren't always taking necessary precautions in moving past an accident scene.
Updated June 8, 2011 at 1:57 am
Westminster, Maryland



Expanded Westminster Memorial Day parade Well Attended
Westminster Main Street was packed for the May 29 145th Memorial Day parade of military units, floats, community organizations, antique vehicles, firefighting equipment, re-enactors and marc

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Updated May 30, 2012 at 1:55 am
Westminster, Maryland

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Westminster Memorial Day Address Delivered by Navy SEAL Matt Shipley
Navy SEAL CDR Shipley, a 1984 Westminster High School graduate, brought the loss and sacrifice of war home as he described his own sense of personal loss in Iraq.


Updated May 30, 2012 at 1:51 am
Westminster, Maryland

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Orioles Spring Training: Paying Homage to History, Looking to the Future
The history of Baltimore baseball goes back 130 years.
Updated February 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm


Westminster, Maryland
SPORTS

Florida Spring Training History: Wrestling Alligators and Cash
Spring training in Florida has had a colorful history with the temptations of the warm climate for players and temptations of cash for owners.
Updated February 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm Sarasota, Florida
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Orioles Spring Training Pays Homage To History And Looks To The Future
The history of Baltimore baseball goes back 130 years. This year much of the Orioles history is not taking place on the field as much as the personnel – and physical changes - in the opera
Updated February 24, 2012 at 2:11 am
Sarasota, Florida
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Annual 4-H and FFA Fair: 140 Years of Carroll County Tradition
A historical perspective on the celebration of agriculture in Carroll County and the birth of the 4-H Fair.

Updated August 6, 2011 at 2:51 am


Eldersburg, Maryland

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Annual 4-H and FFA Fair: 140 Years of Carroll County Tradition
A historical perspective on the celebration of agriculture in Carroll County and the birth of the 4-H Fair.
Updated August 4, 2011 at 3:27 am


Westminster, Maryland
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Curious Laws in Westminster, Have you broken any?
Did you know that in July of 1840 a Westminster town law was passed that it was unlawful to "fly kites" on Main Street?
Updated July 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm


Westminster, Maryland
OPINION

Carroll County Farm Museum Gears Up for an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
The Farm Museum fireworks, a Carroll County tradition, will kick off at 9:30 p.m. on July 4.
Updated July 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm


Eldersburg, Maryland OPINION

Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July
The real meaning of Independence Day in Carroll County is steeped in history.
Updated July 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm


Eldersburg, Maryland
OPINION

Carroll County Farm Museum Gears Up for an Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Farm Museum fireworks, a Carroll County tradition, will kick off at 9:30 p.m.


Updated July 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Westminster, Maryland
OPINION

Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July
The real meaning of Independence Day in Carroll County is steeped in history.
Updated June 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm Westminster, Maryland


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North Baltimore Legislators Teach Future Leaders at McDaniel College
Councilman Bill Henry and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg taught legislative process at the annual American Legion’s 2011 Maryland Boys State program.
Updated June 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm


North Baltimore, Maryland
OPINION

 Juneteenth Independence Day and Slavery's History in Carroll County
The holiday dates back to the end of the Civil War and celebrates freedom for more than 250,000 slaves.


Updated June 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm Eldersburg, Maryland

Juneteenth Independence Day and Slavery's History in Carroll County
The holiday dates back to the end of the Civil War and celebrates freedom for more than 250,000 slaves.
Updated June 17, 2011 at 10:22 am  4
Westminster, Maryland



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