Thursday, June 22, 2017

For dinner on Wed., on our eating tour of Ocean City Md., we ate at Huggins

For dinner on Wed., on our eating tour of Ocean City Md., we ate at Huggins Crab House www.higginscrabhouse.com at 31st St. 410-289-2581


We choose to eat outside on the rooftop, which worked out well because it gave us a great view of the sunset.


I ordered the Seafood Pasta, which includes over ½ pound of shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels sauteed, and served with a choice of Alfredo or marinara sauce $25.99.


Caroline ordered Seafood Tacos, with Mahi Mahi. It included two tacos with a fresh vegetable blend that has been infused with a special Asian sauce. $15.49.


Our dinners were wonderful. The service was great. The restaurant was nicely appointed and decorated and quite appealing.


If you go, ask for our server, Sherwood, he was friendly and very good. We liked him.


Or ask for Emily Mitrovich. Emily is a Winter's Mill High School graduate from Westminster, who recently graduated from Salisbury University. She has a teacher's certificate in early childhood education and is currently looking for work in Carroll and Baltimore County public schools. Of course we encouraged her to to come back to Carroll County.


It is a small world, after talking with Emily, she was able to recall that she came to the Westminster mayor's office to interview me when she was in the third grade. I remember it well. What fun

Monday, June 19, 2017

Caroline and I went to dinner at Phillips Crab House

Caroline and I went to dinner at Phillips Crab House at 2004 Philadelphia Ave. C had decided that having soft shell crab for dinner was calling her. www.phillipsseafood.com Mon. June 19, 2017 #MSFA2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

We ate at The Dough Rollers at 41st Street and the Coastal Highway #MSFA2017

We ate at The Dough Rollers at 41st Street and the Coastal Highway - right next to the OC Convention Center,  after the memorial service. It was nice to sit down for a dinner and the place was very pleasant - almost like a country restaurant. Our servers were really nice, the food was not over-priced, and we both enjoyed our dinner. www.DoughRollerRestaurants.com Sunday, June 18, 2017. #MSFA2017

Md State Firemen’s Association Convention JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICE

Maryland State Firemen's Association Convention JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICE – Roland E. Powell Convention Center Bay Front Hall Room 1700 hours Sunday, June 18, 2017 #MSFA2017

Class at the Maryland State Firemen’s Association convention in Ocean City on “Social Media Best Practices and Tips”

Class at the Maryland State Firemen's Association convention in Ocean City on "Social Media Best Practices and Tips" presented by Jennifer Williams, the Public Relations Specialist with MFRI Sunday, 1445 hours June 18, 2017 #MSFA2017

Most fire and EMS departments have some type of social media profile, but do they know how to manage it properly? This workshop will provide best practices and tips from experienced Maryland PIOs and allow time for Q and A with some of the experts! 

Maryland State Firemen’s Assoc. Convention

Maryland State Firemen's Assoc. Convention at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017

Chaplain Charlie Barnhart leads the Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. at the Maryland State Firemen’s Assoc. Convention

Carroll County Chaplain Charlie Barnhart leads the Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. at the Maryland State Firemen's Assoc. Convention at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. This is the 10th annual worship service. It was initiated by Chaplain Charlie Barnhart 10 years ago. Music is provided by Westminster Municipal Band members David and Dandy Miller, Lisa Warner, and Ellen Nash-West. Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

For lunch Sat, June 10, 2017, Grammy, Caroline and I ate at local Korean Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

For lunch Sat, June 10, 2017, Grammy, Caroline and I ate at local Korean Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich in Newport News, Virginia.


We got off 64 at Rte 17 north, exit 259a. At the intersection of Rte 17 and Old Oyster Point Road, we found "Straight Outta Philly," at 12:15. Lunch took an hour. We left at 1:15 and resumed driving up Rte 17.


I got a Philly Cheese Steak Pizza. I am not kidding. Grammy actually got a Philly Cheese Steak. Caroline got the Korean Beef Bolgogi, with three Mondoos and no Kimchi. All of our food was quite good.


The restaurant was clean, well-lit and nicely decorated in a vinyl record musical theme. I especially appreciated several home-made signs that the server explained, were made by a local regular customer.


One sign explained that 'Tipping' was not a faraway Chinese city… We sat under a very large neon sign with the restaurant's name.


We always take a great deal of pride in finding locally-owned restaurants for eating when we are on the road. We like supporting local small businesses. More often than not, they have a story to tell, the food is great and the restaurant employees and servers are fun.


Straight Outta Philly was great. Our server was a local girl, who wants to go to school to be an ultrasound technician. While we were there a number of local folks came to eat, including two post office employees.


Straight Outta Philly

809 Old Oyster Point Road

Newport News, Virginia 23602

757-595-7860

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

James and Uncle Kevin discuss...

James and Uncle Kevin discussed watermelon, Hegel's Dialectic Progression, and the meaning of life. Not necessarily in that order. Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

When the going gets tough, the tough go for Blue Bunny

When the going gets tough, the tough go for Blue Bunny caramel mini swirls. Sunday, June 4, 2017 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 2017 Westminster Maryland Carroll County Events


Eat, Shop, Experience...
Westminster, Maryland

           
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June 2017       
             
Get ready for Summer in the City!
June is chock-full of great events to get your summer started.  Check out Art in the Park on June 3 on the City Hall grounds, featuring incredible and original artwork from amazing artists and artisans. On June 10, join us for our 2nd Annual Beer & BBQ Stroll -- we've added more than 15 microbreweries to the event to bring you a downtown experience unlike any other!  And that's not all -- that date features the return of our 2nd Saturday Pop UP Art Market, now co-located with our Farmers' Market on the Conaway lot! The County's oldest producer-only market features meats, sweets, wine and spirits, bath products, produce, and much more!

Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook.
  
  
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Downtown Westminster
Saturday, June 10
12 Noon - 4pm on Main Street


Tickets: $10 advance ticket includes a commemorative mug and 5 tickets for beer tastings.

Purchase your advance tickets online by clicking here through 5pm June 9. Tickets purchased before 11:59pm on June 4 will be mailed out. Tickets purchased June 5-9 will be available for pick-up at WILL CALL on the day of the event.

Tickets can be purchased at the event for $15.

Stroll Main Street between Route 27 and Center Street for microbrews and bar-b-ques!

BBQ Bites$1 each! Large portion sizes available for sale.

Suds Samples- 5 sample tickets included in cost of admission. Full pours available for sale!

Live Music
  • "What's Next" Noon on the Locust Lane Stage
  • "Red Dirt Revolution" 2pm on the Library Stage 
   
  
 For more information call 410-848-9000 or click here.

Farmers' Market

 
Downtown Westminster
Saturdays
8:00 am - 12 Noon

  
This year's Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings from 8:00 am - 12 noon. The Market is the oldest "Producer Only," open air, seasonal farmers' market operating in Carroll County. Located on the Conaway Parking Lot off Railroad Avenue (MD27). Vendorofferings typically include:
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Pickles
  • Pasture-Raised Meats
  • Homemade Body Products
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Baked Goods
  • Eggs, Cheeses, Honey
  • Herbs and Plants
  • Naturally Grown Flowers
  • Fresh-Made Soups, Dips, and Packaged Foods
  • Wine and Cider
The Farmers' Market is held rain or shine. The Market site is handicap accessible, with ample free parking.
 
For more information call  410-848-5294 or click here.

Art in the Park
Saturday, June 3rd
10 am - 4 pm
Westminster City Hall grounds on Longwell Avenue
  
This annual event features fine art and craft displays by accomplished regional artists. Held rain or shine on the beautiful grounds of Westminster's City Hall.  Bring the kids for a free craft activity to inspire artists of the future! A small food court and live music round out this family friendly outdoor festival!
FREE admission. Rain or Shine.  
For more information call 410-848-7272 or click here.
  
  
   
 Saturday, June 10
  • Farmers' Market, Conaway Lot, 8 am - Noon
  • Pop-Up Art Market, Conaway Lot, 8 am - Noon
  • BBQ Stroll, Downtown, Noon - 4 pm 
 For more information call 410-848-9000 or click here.

Two Gallery Exhibits On View
June 12 through August 5
Carroll Arts Center
91 West Main Street
  
        
"The Art of the Story"
  
From hand-drawn to computer-generated characters, this exhibit fosters appreciation for those artists who bring authors' words to life in books, stories and poetry. Featured artists include: Thomas Baker, Jessica Boehman,  Amber Harte Maurer-Farran, John Kasick, Marsha Leiter, Christopher Saghy, and Carolyn Seabolt, and Shelley Steinle.

  
  
"On the Road: Works by the
Carroll County Artists Guild"
  
The Carroll County Artists Guild invites you to take a walk, drive down a winding country road, or visit a foreign land through the eyes of their member artists. Photorealist and impressionist styles combine with abstract and mixed media to make this a delightful show.
  
 For more information call 410-848-7272 or click here.

Common Ground on the Hill   
"Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention"
  
Saturday, June 3
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Carroll County Farm Museum
  
        
Band and Individual Competitions with Cash Prizes

2017 Prizes: 
  • Bluegrass Band
  • Old-time, Celtic & Clogging
  • Instrumental, Judges Choice
  • NEW: Songwriting

Food Vendors, Children's Area, Juried Arts & Crafts,
Wine and Beer Garden

Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65, Children 12 and under FREE.
  
For more details, tickets and early registration call 410-857-2771 or click here.
  
"Corbit's Charge"
The Civil War in Carroll County
154th Anniversary Civil War Encampment
  
Saturday, June 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 and
Sunday, June 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  
1838 Emerald Hill Lane, Westminster, MD
  
        
 
Each year during the last weekend in June, the Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table (PCCWRT) and other historical groups commemorate the tragedy of war that took place on Westminster's streets and within surrounding Carroll County, MD. The annual event exhibits a great experience for visitors of all ages by providing children's activities, concerts, military demonstrations, vignette skits, skirmishes between the armies, and presentations by living historians. Traditional artisans, such as blacksmiths and tinsmiths, will be present at the event. There are also guided tours of Westminster detailing the historic landmarks of the city and battle. Authors, local historic societies, and historic artifacts will be featured inside the Emerald Hill house, Westminster City Hall.
 
The paramount activity will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 24th located at the Corbit's Charge Monument at 200 Willis St. which recognizes the sacrifice of the Civil War era civilians of Westminster, as well as the soldiers of both the Union and Confederate Armies. This memorial service concludes at the graveyard of Westminster's Ascension Episcopal Church located at 23 N. Court St. with the laying of two wreaths on the graves of two Civil War Veterans: 1st Lt. John Murray, Co. E 4th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate, killed during Corbit's Charge) and Samuel Butler Co. C 32nd Inf. U.S.C.T. (Union)

So, please join the Pipe Creek Civil War Roundtable, Historical Society of Carroll County, and fellow historical groups in attendance at the 154th Anniversary of Corbit's Charge Encampment to honor and commemorate the Civil War history in Westminster, MD.
  
For More information visit here.
In This Issue
Other June Events
   
Now through Wednesday, June 28
Exhibit: A Passion for Pigment by Donna Yarish
Off Track Art
 
Saturday, June 3
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Carroll County Farm Museum
  
Saturday, June 10
1:00 pm3:45 pm, and 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 11
1:00 pm3:45 pm, and 5:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
  
Friday, June 16
12 Noon
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
  
Friday, June 16
1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
 Carroll Arts Center
  
Saturday, June 17
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center
        
  Saturday, June 17
7:30 pm
Carroll Arts Center
  
Tuesday, June 20
7:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center 
  
Friday, June 23
12 Noon
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
  
Sunday, June 25 thru
Friday, June 30
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Alumni Hall Theater
McDaniel College
  
Tuesday, June 27
7:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
  
Friday, June 30
12 Noon
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
    
For more information call
410-848-5294  
  
  
  
Box Lunch Talks sponsored by the Historical Society of Carroll County
  
Tuesday, June 20
12 Noon
  
"Corbit"
  
On June 29th, 1863, the tragedy of war unfolded upon the streets of Westminster, MD. This ferocious battle, although brief, caused major implications upon the battle of Gettysburg, and the Civil War as a whole. Historian Steven W. Carney describes the events leading up to "Corbit's Charge," the battle itself, the aftermath, and the major impacts it had upon the Civil War.
 
Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster
 
Members $3, All Others $7
 
Bring your bag lunch and refreshments will be provided.
 
For more information call
410-848-6494 or click here.
 
  
July Events
 
     
"July is Recreation & Parks Month"
 
Saturday, July 1
9:00 pm - Midnight
Various Venues
Downtown Westminster

Sunday, July 2 thru
Friday, July 7
McDaniel College

  Sunday, July 9
6:45 pm
Featuring "Endless Summer"
Beach Boys Tribute Band
Westminster City Park
Tuesday, July 4
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carroll County Farm Museum
  
Friday, July 7
1:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Carroll Arts Center
  
Friday, July 7
12 Noon
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch
  
Saturday, July 8
Carroll County Farm Museum
  
Tuesday, July 11
7:00 pm
 Carroll Arts Center

Thursday, July 13
10:30 am
Carroll Arts Center
  
Friday, July 14
12 Noon
Carroll County Library
Westminster Branch

Saturday, July 15
10:30 am
Carroll Arts Center

Sunday, July 16
6:45 pm
Featuring: "Gringo Jingo"
Ultimate Santana Band
Westminster City Park

Saturday, July 15 and
Sunday, July 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Union Mills Homestead & Grist Mill
    
Tuesday, July 18
 12 Noon - 1:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
  
Tuesday, July 18
7:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center

Wednesday, July 19
10:30 am
Carroll Arts Center
    
Friday, July 21
12 Noon
Carroll County Library
Westminster Branch
Sunday, July 23
6:45 pm
Featuring: "Ja Works"
Reggae
Westminster City Park
   
Tuesday, July 25
7:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
  
Friday, July 28
12 Noon
Carroll County Public Library
Westminster Branch

Sunday, July 30
6:45 pm
Featuring: "Caribbean Chillers"
Jimmy Buffet Tribute
Westminster City Park
  
For more information call
410-848-5294  
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