Sunday, November 29, 2020

Carroll County Food Sunday’s ‘tremendous’ executive director helped strengthen organization’s community involvement

Holiday Hope: Carroll County Food Sunday's 'tremendous' executive director helped strengthen ... Baltimore Sun Leister plans to retire at the end of the year and Caroline Babylon will take over as executive director Jan. 4. Leister will continue to work until March to...

FTA: “Dominic Jollie founded Carroll Food Sunday in 1982. Members of his church would bring in food to be distributed to people in need and Jollie would deliver the items from the trunk of his car after church services. Awareness of Jollie’s efforts continued to grow, and he developed the idea to serve even more families in crisis…”

Holiday Hope: Carroll County Food Sunday’s ‘tremendous’ executive director helped strengthen organization’s community involvement by MEGAN WOODWARD CARROLL COUNTY TIMES | NOV 29, 2020

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-holiday-hope-carroll-food-sunday-20201129-a6eksxxdnbe3zam4xfumewh4ke-story.html

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A shout out to those working the long Thanksgiving holiday.

A shout out to those working the long Thanksgiving holiday. Please keep in your prayers, our men and women in uniform, our police officers, firefighters, emergency dispatchers and EMS providers; who will all through the holiday in harm's way, giving us an opportunity to have a safe holiday.

As we gather with our families over the holidays, may we ask that we be given patience, resolve, and wisdom in all that lies ahead for our great nation? At a time like this in our nation's history, I am reminded that Thomas Jefferson once advised, "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

On this Thanksgiving weekend be ever thankful that we can laugh, enjoy our families, revel in our freedoms, celebrate our great community, and be stronger because of our differences.

As we gather with our families over the holidays, may we ask that we be given patience, resolve, and wisdom in all that lies ahead for our great nation? At a time like this in our nation's history, I am reminded that Thomas Jefferson once advised, "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

On this Thanksgiving weekend be ever thankful that we can laugh, enjoy our families, revel in our freedoms, celebrate our great community, and be stronger because of our differences. Westminster Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff 25Nov2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A visit to the Westminster Family Center

Councilwoman Ann Thomas Gilbert and I had a wonderful visit at the Westminster Family Center on Longwell Avenue on Thursday, 17Nov2020. Abby Gruber, Heather Mullendore

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The training never stops 3

The training never stops. Set #3 Live burn training exercise at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center.15Nov2020

Set #2 Firefighter training

The training never stops. Set #2 Live burn training exercise at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center.15Nov2020

The two most important days of your life…

The two most important days of your life…

The training never stops

The training never stops. 7 a.m. for a live burn training exercise at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center. Big shout-out to Panera for coming in early to provide us with some breakfast sandwiches.15Nov2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Baugher's Set # 2

Friday evening's travels took Caroline and I to Baugher's to buy fruits – bananas and apples for the firefighter training at the Public Safety Training Center on Sunday. 13Nov 2020 Set ,#2

Baugher's set #1

Friday evening's travels took Caroline and I to Baugher's to buy fruits – bananas and apples for the firefighter training at the Public Safety Training Center on Sunday. 13Nov 2020 Set #1

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Richie Porte secures place on final Tour de France podium in Paris

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/richie-porte-secures-place-on-final-tour-de-france-podium-in-paris/ 

FTA: "Porte has ridden the Tour de France 10 times in his career, placing as high as fifth in 2016, but has twice crashed out and been scarred by the emotions of defeat. 

"He missed the birth of his second child to compete at this year's race and never gave up hope of pulling off a result in his final Tour de France as a team leader, despite setbacks and minor time losses during the three weeks. Porte is expected to join Ineos Grenadiers as a key support rider for Egan Bernal in 2021..."

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Food truck event at the Westminster Fire Department Saturday

Food truck event at the Westminster Fire Department from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020. Come on over to the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1, grab some dinner and help support your local firefighters and EMS providers.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Today we made a new friend

Today, while Caroline and I were taking care of some yard work for a friend, we made a new friend. Our new friend did not have much to say. 13Sep2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Robert McCurdy 2018 newspaper article - Pleasant Valley Fire Company firefighter bagpiper


Robert McCurdy 2018 Pleasant Valley Fire Company firefighter bagpiper - - Re-reading a really nice Carroll County article from May 21, 2018, about a local hero, Robert McCurdy, written by Jon Kelvey. Give it a minute or two to read. It is well-worth your time.

Pleasant Valley firefighter lends his pipes to 12 years of 'Amazing Grace' in Dulaney Valley by JON KELVEY CARROLL COUNTY TIMES | MAY 21, 2018

McCurdy is a retired Baltimore City firefighter and a volunteer firefighter with the Pleasant Valley fire company and first performed at Dulaney Valley in 2007 in honor of Sgt. Brian R. Conner, a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, who was killed in action in Iraq. Conner was also a Baltimore City firefighter.

“The deputy chief in charge of the honor guard at the time had asked the folks down there if I would be able to join in since they were honoring a firefighter as well as his being in the military,” McCurdy said. “They graciously said yes.”

McCurdy has been playing there ever since.

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https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-mccurdy-robert-bagpipes-20180516-story.html

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10220555589973309

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/robert-mccurdy-2018-newspaper-article-pleasant-valley-fire-company-firefighter-bagpiper/

https://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2020/09/robert-mccurdy-2018-newspaper-article.html 

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Monday, September 7, 2020

McDaniel College set#1

Caroline and ran three-miles at McDaniel College on Saturday, August 5, 2020

McDaniel College essay #2

Caroline and ran three-miles at McDaniel College on Saturday, August 5, 2020

RunMoore running shoe store, Westminster Maryland

I finally got around to replacing a pair of worn-out running shoes at RunMoore, the shoe store for runners at 28 W. Main Street, in Westminster. www.letsrunmoore.com 443-201-8203

Caroline and I have purchased a lot of shoes from this store. For the casual or serious runner or walker, this store is epic.  The customer service is like the old days in Westminster when the stores were all family owned and the sales representatives were actually personally interested in you having a positive customer experience.  

Earlier in the year, at the beginning of the pandemic, and stores were being shuttered, Caroline called the store about replacing a pair of shoes. They keep great records of your past purchases - and Caroline pretty-much knew what she needed. Later in the day, Caroline was able to pull-up in front of the store, give them a call, at which time, they brought the shoes to the car and put them in the trunk. No contact. Engage, adapt, overcome.

Downtown Westminster is awesome.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Leave a bottle of wine on the porch week

It's national leave a bottle of wine on the porch of anyone who works in education week. Tell the others.

Carroll County Temporary Rental Support Program

Carroll County Temporary Rental Support Program

Carroll County Government, in Partnership with Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Launches Temporary Rental Support Program Beginning September 1, 2020

Westminster, MD, Monday, August 31, 2020 – On August 13th, the Board of Carroll County Commissioners authorized $500,000 of Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding (CRF) to be used for eviction prevention for Carroll County citizens.

The funding will provide a temporary rental support program to assist people who lost income because of COVID-19 and were unable to pay their rent. Support for up to 6 months of rental arrears may be available to those households meeting eligibility guidelines.

Human Services Programs of Carroll County will administer the program which will begin accepting applications on September 1st and continue through November 20th or until funding is depleted. 

To access additional information about the program, please visit the county Housing & Community Development webpage: https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/directory/citizen-services/housing-community-development/.

If you wish to apply, please contact Human Services Programs of Carroll County at 410-857-2999 or visit their website https://hspinc.org/.


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Westminster Skateboard Park

Westminster Skateboard Park: I drove by the Westminster Skateboard Park and was happy to see so many families there enjoying a lazy Westminster summer day in the park with their kids. Sat., August 22, 2020.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Quality Cleaners, Center Street, Westminster

Quality Cleaners, Center Street, Westminster, Maryland "Looks new when we're through." Call 1055

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Historic Carroll County Maryland Court House

Historic Carroll County Maryland Court House. Other random photos from todays' walk. 8Aug2020

Anything is possible

"Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you." Amen.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Commissioner Dennis Frazier Delivers Important Message - Carroll Forward




Commissioner Dennis Frazier Delivers Important Message - Carroll Forward


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Friday, July 24, 2020

Hello, it's me.


Hello, it's me. I've thought about us for a long long time...

Monday, July 20, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020

A walk around the house to check-out the flowers

A walk around the house to check-out the flowers and the landscaping. Sat. July 18, 2020.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

McDaniel’s campus 17July2020 Friday

Last night Caroline and I walked around McDaniel's campus before getting-in our run. 17July2020 Friday

Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory MAGIC NEWS BRIEF July 14, 2020

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Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory MAGIC NEWS BRIEF July 14, 2020


ANNOUNCING OUR BIG DATA BOOTCAMP!


For four years in a row, the role of data scientist has been named the number one job in the U.S. by Glassdoor. What's more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for data science skills will drive a 27.9 percent rise in employment in the field through 2026.  Whether you are a student or a professional looking to expand your skillset, this FREE introductory course is for you!  Big Data Bootcamp is an 8 week virtual course designed to expose curious and independent learners to python and basic data science and machine learning techniques. We’ll cover the python language, general programming principles, important libraries and tools, and basic ML algorithms.
Class size is limited to the first 15 registrations, so sign up quickly!
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ONLINE CTF 002 IS THIS WEEKEND!


Speaking of in-demand careers... our popular entry-level, cybersecurity competition is this Saturday from 11am-3pm EST!  Registration for our Online Capture The Flag (oCTF) competition opens tomorrow, July 15th, so be sure to check back and register for this FREE online event!  Thanks to our sponsor CTC Technology & Energy, participants will compete for Amazon gift cards while learning ethical hacking skills!
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OUR TWO GAME DEVELOPMENT CLASSES NOW STARTING IN AUGUST
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[UPDATE: These 13 week courses are now scheduled to begin in August.] Aspiring game developers can choose from our online classes: Intro to Game Development and Intermediate Game Development.  Both classes will teach Unity and C#, and both will conclude with a Game Demo Day where students can share their games with the public via Zoom.

The intro class will focus on learning the basics of game design for 2D scrolling puzzle games, while the intermediate class will introduce 3D design elements and more complex challenges with enemy characters.

Loaner laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. Financial aid is also available.

[Click here to register!]


SPEAKING OF WHICH...

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a student for our Game Development courses, or even the entire class, please use this form to become a sponsor! This could be a game changing (pun intended) opportunity for students with an interest in games to learn in-demand skills for the $140 Billion video gaming industry. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to provide over $800 in financial aid to students in our inaugural class. heart

[Click here to sponsor a student for our Game Development class]


AND DON'T FORGET OUR CONVENIENT FUNDRAISING OPTIONS!

If you need to stock up on coffee or get that thing you need by tomorrow on Amazon, please remember our fundraising programs:

MAGIC Beans: MAGIC and Furnace Hills Coffee have partnered to offer great roasts like Hacker Roast (our personal favorite) - a portion of purchases goes to MAGIC.
Amazon Smile: MAGIC will automatically receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases as a donation from Amazon.  The only catch is that you have to be sure you start your shopping from https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-1092703 - so be sure to bookmark it as your default Amazon home page! Once you have it set-up you can just start shopping from smile.amazon.com.


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The Harford County Lynching Memorial Committee


The Harford County Lynching Memorial Committee

Lynching Victims in Harford County

Issac Moore, died July 22, 1868
Jim Quinn, died Oct. 2, 1869
Lewis Harris, died March 26, 1900

The Harford County Lynching Memorial Committee, established in March 2019, is working to memorialize the victims of this terrible era in the County. The project included plans for a soil collection ceremony in March 2019 and later in the year a marker dedication. However, as the pandemic has resulted in stay-at-home and social distancing orders, the committee's outreach work has been disrupted. Thus, we are using the blog to keep the community informed about our research, plans, and activities. Be sure to follow the blog since we will provide updated content here as we continue our work to document and memorialize victims of these crimes.

Find the web site here: https://harcomlmp.blogspot.com/

Retrieved May 31, 2020
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Carroll Forward is open for business

After weeks and weeks of really hard work, Carroll Forward is open for business: https://carrollcountymd.gov/carrollforward

Please share Carroll Forward site to your Facebook page. Please call it to the attention of your friends and neighbors. We are trying to bring forward a definitive single site for the purpose of consistent messaging and sharing accurate cutting-edge information with the public in an attempt to protect and save as many folks as possible. 





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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
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Carroll Forward- Commissioner Stephen Wantz



After weeks and weeks of really hard work, Carroll Forward is open for business: https://carrollcountymd.gov/carrollforward 

+++ Dayhoff Carroll +++

Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

Carroll County Times: www.tinyurl.com/KED-CCT
Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://tinyurl.com/KED-Sun

Facebook Dayhoff for Westminster: https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/
Facebook: Kevin Earl Dayhoff: https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff

Dayhoff for Westminster: www.kevindayhoff.city
Dayhoff Soundtrack: www.kevindayhoff.net
Dayhoff Carroll: www.kevindayhoff.org