Sunday, October 22, 2017

If you are near a TV, “Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown” is in Pittsburgh


If you are near a TV, "Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown" is in Pittsburgh on CNN - Comcast Ch 48.

"S10 E04 · Pittsburgh Today, Oct. 22, 2017 9 PM on CNN • Season 10 Bourdain delves into a dining scene at a crossroads; partly defined by blue-collar, working-class comfort food and partly by foodie boom town catering to the new high-tech industry."

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Caroline Babylon helps lead services at Grace Lutheran Church

Caroline Babylon helps lead services at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. 22Oct2017

Pastor Kevin Clementson begins Sunday services at Grace Lutheran Church

Pastor Kevin Clementson begins Sunday services at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. There are many activities this week revolving around the 500th anniversary of the Reformation 22Oct2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Appy Time for Learning breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s Sat. morning, Oct. 21, 2017 8 to 10 a.m.

Appy Time for Learning breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s Sat. morning, Oct. 21, 2017 8 to 10 a.m.

Come out this morning to help support Carroll County NAACP member Patricia Mack-Preston’s “Appy Time for Learning” education initiative on Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

$9.00 per person - Children 8 and under - $4.50

At: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 634 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, MD  21157

Our last Carroll County NAACP meeting September 28, 2019 began with a presentation by Patricia Mack-Preston on “Appy Time for Learning,” A nonprofit 501(C) (3) fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County.

Patricia began her PowerPoint presentation by explaining that when she retired from teaching in Howard Co. in 2015, she wanted to put into practice Proverbs 16:3: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.”

After she retired, she remained committed to teaching and education. Programmatically “Apply Time for Learning” emphasizes technology.

Appy Time consists of educators, parents, and community members who want to be part of the solution to the academic achievement gap present in today's educational institutions. “By volunteering our time and talents to help children close the learning gap, we are impacting the success of future generations.”

Please bring new or gently used books appropriate for children through second grade (birth through 7 years of age) to the breakfast and help bridge the achievement gap for young children.

Learn more about opportunities to help by checking out their website at Appy Time for Learning, emailing appytime@icloud.com or calling 410-876-4137. For more information on Appy Time, please go to: http://www.appytimeforlearning.com/index.html

“Appy Time for Learning,” A nonprofit 501(C) (3) is a fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County.

Thank you in advance,
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255 Clifton Blvd., Suite 310,
Westminster, MD 21157
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday afternoon at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Sunday afternoon at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. 15Oct2017

The final 25 riders have completed the ride-off of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

The final 25 riders have completed the ride-off of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Oct. 15, 2017...

The 25 riders who were called back to ride-off for the finals, study the course at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

The 25 riders who were called back to ride-off for the finals, study the course. With the National Horse Show Foundation, and Caroline Babylon, of the 4H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll co. at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Oct. 15, 2017.

Chocolate zen master Kevin Dayhoff at your service

Chocolate zen master Kevin Dayhoff at your service at the Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet in Carlisle Pa. 14 Oct 2017

Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet in Carlisle Pa.

Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet in Carlisle Pa. 14 Oct 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Westminster Carroll County PFLAG celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

Westminster Carroll County PFLAG celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month

Sunday October 15, 2017 5pm-7pm

Hosted by PFLAG Westminster - Carroll County

Come join PFLAG as we celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month October 15 2018 5pm at our PFLAG community meeting.

Test your knowledge with our FACTs quiz. How many queer figures in history can you name?

Come dressed as your favorite LGBTQ+ person or just come to learn about queer history.

We hope to see you on Sunday October 15, 2017 5pm-7pm

St. Paul’s UCC
17 Bond Street (at Bond and Green Streets)
Westminster, MD 21157

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Film: Alice's Ordinary People at the Carroll Arts Center, Monday, October 16 at 7:00 pm.

Film: Alice's Ordinary People at the Carroll Arts Center, Monday, October 16 at 7:00 pm.

The documentary tells the story of Alice Tregay, a woman from Chicago who confronted injustice in her community by joining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in marches for fair housing, desegregation in Chicago Public Schools

In Honor of National Work and Family Month, the Carroll County Public Library presents, in partnership with Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality, The Community Media Center of Carroll County and the NAACP Carroll County, will present a free screening of Alice's Ordinary People with filmmaker Craig Dudnick at the Carroll Arts Center, Monday, October 16 at 7:00 pm.

ABOUT THE FILM

Born in 1929, civil rights activist Alice Tregay was best known for fighting segregation in Chicago schools. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s to improve educational opportunities for blacks. She directed local and national voter registration campaigns under Operation Breadbasket, which worked to improve job opportunities for African Americans. In the 1990s, she marched in Washington D.C. to demand that Congress and the White House create jobs.

She received many prestigious awards for her outstanding work in civil rights and community service, most notably one presented in March of 2004 by young Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, who would become the 44th President of the United States and the first African American to hold that office.

The screening will take place at the Carroll County Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD. A Celebrating America program.

For more information contact the Carroll County Public Library 410.386.4488

To register for this event click here: https://library.carr.org/programs/reg_one.asp?record=44136




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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Phil Hooks plays the Alpine Horn at Carroll Lutheran Village on Sept. 13, 2017

 

Phil Hooks plays the Alpine Horn at Carroll Lutheran Village on Sept. 13, 2017

Carroll Lutheran Village commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by planting trees

October 8th, 2017 by Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster Md. - Last month, on September 13, 2017, Carroll Lutheran Village held a tree planting ceremony on the Mission Square near the center of the sprawling retirement complex, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which began in Germany in 1517.

The Rev. William G. Gohl, Bishop of the DE-MD Synod of the ELCA officiated, and was joined by The Rev. Dr. Rev. Fred Eckhardt, Carroll Lutheran Village Chaplain Jimmie Schwartz, Deacon Laura Heller, the coordinator of the Creation Care Ministry of the Delaware-Maryland Synod, Carroll Lutheran Village Associate Chaplain Deacon Don Myers, and Justin Durboraw, local funeral director, Gettysburg Lutheran College roommate of Bishop Gohl.

At the ceremony, Carroll Lutheran Village resident Phil Hooks played an original musical composition on the Alpine Horn, titled, “Fanfare to a Tree.” Later in the program, Hooks played Sousa marches while folks in attendance enjoyed a root beer and soft pretzel reception. Photos by Kevin Dayhoff.



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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sunday morning services at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster


Sunday morning services at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster. www.gracelc.org Kayla Sherfey officiated - somewhat. 8Oct2017 The takeaway from the service this morning comes from Matthew 21: 33-46, "The Trouble with Vineyards."

At the Columbia Orchestra for a performance of Sibelius and Chaplin

At the prelude discussion by Bill Scanlon Murphy and composer Andrew Earle Simpson at the Columbia Orchestra for a performance of Sibelius and Chaplin, Sat. Oct. 7, 2017 at the Jim Rouse Theater. Tonight's performance is music to accompany the 1917 silent film, "The Immigrant," by Charlie Chaplin. A discussion of Chaplin's ability to place pathos and comedy next to each other. An observation that a film about the challenges of immigration portrayed in a movie from 100 years ago. Murphy always delights in explaining the obscure intracacies and complexities of the music that is about to be performed. 

At the Columbia Orchestra for a performance of music to accompany the 1917 silent film The Immigrant

At the Columbia Orchestra for a performance of Sibelius and Chaplin, Sat. Oct. 7, 2017 at the Jim Rouse Theater. Music to accompany the 1917 silent film, "The Immigrant," by Charlie Chaplin. This is the world premiere of a work commissioned by the Columbia Orchestra in honor of the 4th anniversary of the Columbia Orchestra. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Annual Carroll County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet set for Friday, October 20, 2017

Annual Carroll County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet set for Friday, October 20, 2017

October 6th, 2017

The Carroll County NAACP is busily planning our 15th annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday, October 20 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Martin's Westminster
505 Jermor Ln, Westminster, Maryland 21157.

Have you purchased your annual Carroll County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet tickets yet?

The highest ranking African American in the Maryland State Police Major Roland Butler, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations, is our Keynote Speaker for the evening

Receive a $5 discount by purchasing your tickets in advance. $60 at the door.


Or Contact President Jean at 410-861-6872 or email jjlewis2@comcast.net before Monday, October 16th to your guarantee your seat!

Bring a new or gently used children’s book for our Appy Time For Learning Book Drive. For more information on Appy Time, please go to: http://www.appytimeforlearning.com/index.html

Visit our local author’s tables and get a personalized copy of their books.

Confirmed local authors and Carroll County NAACP Members Dr. Charles Collyer and Elizabeth Plume Fuss will be present along with Carroll County native Warren Dorsey.

Come early and bid on a few African American framed prints at 6:30 pm while enjoying a cash bar and networking with others.

A special prize will be given to one lucky member that signs up by the end of the evening

Please make checks payable to: Carroll County NAACP Branch7014 and mail to 255 Clifton Blvd. Ste. 203 Westminster, MD 21157

Contributions or gifts to this NAACP unit are generally not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

Join us for our next meeting: Every 4th Thursday of the month @ 7pm in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Center on 255 Clifton Blvd.  November and December meetings are held on 3rd Thursdays.

Carroll County MD NAACP Branch #7014
255 Clifton Blvd.
Westminster, MD  21157
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Friday, October 6, 2017

At the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop


At the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop took place at the Westminster Fire Department on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Dr. Bruce Fraederich presented the latest research in the goals and objectives of pruning systems.

A regulatory update was presented by Veronica Johnson, from the Maryland Department of Agriculture at the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop took place at the Westminster Fire Department on Friday, October 6, 2017.

An update on insect pests and problems was presented by Dr. Mike Raupp, University of Maryland.

According to the City of Westminster and the Westminster Tree Commission, the workshop was, "Presented by Bartlett Tree Experts, the Westminster Tree Commission, and the City of Westminster.

"The annual workshop was established with the goal of improving the skills of arborists, foresters, gardeners, and landscapers from government agencies. To this end, the one day event brings in industry experts from around the country to provide professional training and education. State Foresters and private arborists and foresters are welcomed as well.

"All eligible attendees receive Maryland Pesticide Applicator--Full Recertification and Continuing Education Credits from SA (International Society of Arborists) and the American Society of Foresters. Offering these re-certification and continuing education credits is an ongoing service which recognizes the professional achievements of the attendees."

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25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop

Dr. Bruce Fraederich presented the latest research in the goals and objectives of pruning systems at the 25th annual Westminster Urban and Community Forestry Workshop took place at the Westminster Fire Department on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Grammy Evelyn, Caroline, and I really enjoyed the banquet

Grammy Evelyn, Caroline, and I really enjoyed the banquet held at Grace Lutheran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the church at 21 Carroll St. in Westminster. Sat. evening Sept. 23rd, 2017.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The nicely dressed tree may be found at the Winchester Exchange at 15 East Main St

The tree all dressed-up in the knitted attire does make me smile. The nicely dressed tree may be found at the Winchester Exchange at 15 East Main Street in historic downtown Westminster. I take my hat off for the folks who dressed the tree. Each of us needs to do whatever we can to promote the community we love. The best progress comes from a positive approach. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lonely is the runner who comes upon a truck on the Wakefield Valley Trail

Lonely is the runner who comes upon a truck on the Wakefield Valley Trail that obviously took a wrong turn off the Baltimore Beltway. Just saying. Thurs. Sept. 21, 2017


Mr. Truck looks like it is emerging from a brief visit to the woods and returning to the trail.


Over the years, I have seen many things on the Wakefield Valley Trail. Large bunnies, and spacecrafts, and attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate… Oh, sorry. That's another story for another time…


I really did see the truck. Really I did. 

Sept. 20, 2017, I ate lunch at Sclafani’s New York Bagels and Bread in Winchester Va.

On Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, I ate lunch at Sclafani's New York Bagels and Bread in Winchester Va. #sclafanis My coffee and cinnamon raisin bagel were great. Wonderful family christian atmosphere. And they support law enforcement and military. I also really liked the idea that they gave away free Bibles at the door. And I witnessed several folks picking,through the Bibles, and carrying them out the door with them.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Josh Gursky, Guy Garheart, Kyle Stull, and Chris Orrison

Josh Gursky, Guy Garheart, Kyle Stull, and Chris Orrison of the Westminster Fire Dept. stopped by Westminster Fallfest to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pam and Charlie at Buttersburg Inn on Sat..Sept. 9, 2017

Pam and Charlie at Buttersburg Inn on Sat..Sept. 9, 2017. The past several weeks have way too busy and I cannot recall if I posted this picture of my sister Pam - and Charlie, over at the Buttersburg Inn, or not. I really like this picture...


Caroline, Grammy and I went to dinner at the Buttersburg Inn, in Union Bridge. It was really good to see Jim and Frank, Pam Zappardino and Charlie Collyer there. The place was full. Our dinner was great. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Coca Cola Syrup distributed by Rasinsky’s Pharmacy, 30 West Main Street, Westminster, Md

Coca Cola Syrup distributed by Rasinsky's Pharmacy, 30 West Main Street, Westminster, Md Tilden 8-7100.


I found this in an upper cupboard in the family kitchen. I was fascinated that the ingredients listed on the label read, "Prepared with sugar and water; phosphoric acid, caffeine, extractives from coca leaves (cocaine removed) and cola nuts, and other flavoring materials, colored with caramel."


Sadly there is no date on the bottle anywhere.


Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Caroline and I had a late lunch at Mollies Cafe

Caroline and I had a late lunch at Mollies Cafe, 199 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 We really liked our lunch - and especially the friendly, homely atmosphere of the restaurant. It reminded me of places to eat in Westminster when I was growing-up in town. We really recommend Mollies. Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Phil Grout, Kevin Dayhoff, Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, and Keith Meisel

Stop the presses, Phil Grout, Kevin Dayhoff, Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, and Keith Meisel got together this afternoon at Birdie's for a mini writers' conference. Photo by Lance Garber. Sept. 12, 2017.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

A great tribute by Fred Rasmussen to a wonderful member of the community, Dr. Pete Nickolas

A great tribute by Fred Rasmussen to a wonderful member of the community, Dr. Pete Nickolas. He will be greatly missed. Sat. Sept. 9, 2017 in the Carroll County Times.

Caroline, Grammy and I went to dinner at the Buttersburg Inn, in New Windsor

Caroline, Grammy and I went to dinner at the Buttersburg Inn, in New Windsor. It was really good to see Jim and Frank, Pam Zappardino and Charlie Collyer there. The place was full. Our dinner was great. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

We are privileged to be at an event with so many friends to celebrate the sculpture garden

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 We are privileged to be at an event with so many friends to celebrate the sculpture garden at the Westminster Branch of the Carroll County Public Library in historic downtown Westminster. As usual, the library staff put on a fantastic event. With Lynn Wheeler, Sarah Syzmanski, and Amber Maurer Farran. We had a great time. Thanks.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

“The art of bicycling” at the Denver Civic Center Park

"The art of bicycling" at the Denver Civic Center Park and Colorado Capital and Denver City and County Building Complex Aug. 29, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Touring the Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder CO. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Touring the Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder CO. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017 with Caroline and David. It is quite fascinating

For a late lunch, Caroline, David, and I went to the Avery Brewing Co

For a late lunch, Caroline, David, and I went to the Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder CO. We had collard greens, smoked pulled pork barbeque, fried green tomatoes, and andouille  sausage - and great company and conversation. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Celestial Seasonings Factory and Tour Center

Celestial Seasonings Factory and Tour Center, 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder, CO www.celestialseasonings.com Caroline, David and I are visiting the Celestial Seasonings facility. We are all big tea drinkers - and this must be what heaven looks like. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Best bumper sticker of the year - so far. “I brake for squirrels. (Then yell at them like a concerned parent.)”

Best bumper sticker of the year - so far. "I brake for squirrels. (Then yell at them like a concerned parent.)" Sat. Aug. 26, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For dinner we ate at Sushi North www.sushinorth.net in Westminster Colorado

For dinner we ate at Sushi North www.sushinorth.net in Westminster Colorado - - With David Babylon and Caroline Babylon. We had Miso soup, Colorado, Reg. Dragon, and a House Roll. Thurs. August 24, 2017. 

Everything is bigger out west in Big Sky country. Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado

Everything is bigger out west in Big Sky country. Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado. Thurs. August 24, 2017.

We interviewed the prairie dogs at the Big Dry Creek Exploration Trail at Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado.

We interviewed the prairie dogs at the Big Dry Creek Exploration Trail at Butterfly Park in Westminster Colorado. We need to have prairie dogs in Westminster Md. According to Caroline, "they are precious." Thurs. August 24, 2017. 

Bart Walters’ “Wapiti Circle,” in Westminster, Colorado

Caroline and I are visiting Bart Walters' "Wapiti Circle," in Westminster, Colorado. Thurs. August 24, 2017. It appears that municipalities in Colorado have a vibrant public art public policy. Westminster Colorado is huge, both in size and population. There are approximately 100,000 folks living here, just north of Denver, in what appears, at first impression, to be in reclaimed desert, within sight of the Rocky Mountains.


Of course, Mr. Walters is a local Westminster, Md. artist. Caroline and I visited the elks featured in this sculpture display at Reed St. and Walnut Creek, when they were being created in Westminster Md.


The sculptures are magnificent.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

“Murder and Mayhem in Carroll County” - Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk for August 15, 2017 by Kevin Dayhoff


“Murder and Mayhem in Carroll County” - Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk for August 15, 2017 by Kevin Dayhoff

The next Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talk is next Tuesday on August 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Grace Hall at Grace Lutheran Church at 21 Carroll Street. The talk is on “Murder and Mayhem in Carroll County.”

Admission to the Box Lunch Talk is $3 for members and $7 for non-members. The price of admission includes a small selection of beverages and dessert.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. Free parking is available in the nearby Carroll Street parking lot.

For more information check the historical society’s web site at http://hsccmd.org, or call them at 410-848-6494.

On August 1, 2017, Carroll County Times writer Lois Szymanski provided a preview of the talk in an article, “Central Carroll: Murder & Mayhem during box lunch talk,” in the Carroll County Times: Find it here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/neighborhoods/cc-nh-central-carroll-20170726-story.html

Ever since Biblical times when Cain committed the first murder when he killed his brother Able, crime, murder, and mayhem has been the focus of an unexplained fascination of any society and Carroll County is no different. Kevin Dayhoff reports upon many of the high crimes and misdemeanors that have stained the history of the county over the years.

From 1859 to 1916 three people were hanged in Westminster for heinous murders. Rebecca McCormack killed a 13-year-old boy by stabbing him with a pitchfork. She was convicted of murder and hanged in June 1859 outside the jail. She was the first person hanged in Carroll County, and the only woman ever to have been executed here. Joseph Davis was hanged in 1874, and Solomon Sudler, a 16-year-old, was hanged in 1916.

Over the years, not everyone liked the entertainment provided at the Odd Fellow’s Hall in Westminster. Around the time of the American Civil War a show at the hall featured unflattering impressions of Lincoln, Grant and other national leaders. The next day morning, the decapitated body of the entertainer was found in a rear stable.

Statewide, many folks are not aware that Maryland had a brief spell of dealing with witches long before the famous Salem witchcraft trials in 1692. The earliest cases in Maryland “involved the hanging of women assumed to be witches while aboard ships traveling from England to the colonies in 1654 and 1658.”

In April 1865 the editor of the Western Maryland Democrat, Joseph Shaw, was lynched in Westminster at the corner of Anchor and West Main Street for an editorial that he had published in the paper just days before President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14th 1865. "Joseph Shaw, the outspoken, pro-southern newspaperman, was Carroll County's final casualty of the war."

It might be noted, that murdering editors is on the disapproved behavior list in Westminster. You can complain and mutter epitaphs – but you can’t harm them.

Admission to the Box Lunch Talk is $3 for members and $7 for non-members. The price of admission includes a small selection of beverages and dessert.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. Free parking is available in the nearby Carroll Street parking lot.

For more information check the historical society’s web site at http://hsccmd.org, or call them at 410-848-6494.


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