Dayhoff Westminster

Dayhoff Westminster
www.kevindayhoff.city Address: PO Box 124, Westminster MD 21158 410-259-6403 kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Friday, October 15, 2021

Weekly Bingo at the Westminster Fire Department

Weekly Bingo at the Westminster Fire Department with  firefighter Dr. Tim Bangerd serving as the caller for the 2nd half of the games. I called the first half. It's great to see some many folks coming week after week to join us. October 15, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Westminster Farmers' Market

The weather was beautiful for the Westminster historic downtown Farmers' Market on Sat. 18Sep2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Never forget

Never forget

Dessert

Dessert - Sunday, September 12, 2021

Dinner - macaroni and cheese

Dinner - macaroni and cheese. 12Sep2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

Take-out form Molli's Cafe for lunch.

Caroline and I got take out for lunch at Molli Cole and Matt Cole's Molli's Cafe. We loved our lunch. I had - of course, a grilled cheese sandwich (and a few Semper Fi crayons.) Caroline had the Rachel. It was the perfect lunch after working at the 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program barn - getting ready to bring the horses in next week. Have a great day. 23Aug2021 Monday

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Rest easy Capt. Josh Laird

Rest easy Capt. Josh Laird - The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 sends our heartfelt condolences to the Brothers and Sisters of the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Department on passing of Captain Josh Laird, who gave his life in the line of duty while fighting a house fire 11August2021. Brother Laird was injured on a house fire in Ijamsville and later succumbed to his injuries sustained at the fire. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with his family. https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10222889994171955:0

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Vaccination Clinic Sat. July 24, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

Vaccination Clinic Sat. July 24, 2021 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

The location for the vaccine is 160 S. Center Street Westminster, MD 21157.

Do you know family or friends that still need to be vaccinated?

Fairview UMC, Strawbridge UMC, Union Memorial Baptist Church, Union Street United Methodist Church, and West Falls Christian Community Church have joined with The Carroll County NAACP and the Carroll County Health Department to bring our community the COVID Vaccine because we know how important it is.

We are offering a free vaccine on July 24, 2021 to ages 12 and over. Come out and join us from 9:00am - 12:00pm. The location for the vaccine is 160 S. Center Street Westminster, MD 21157.

We Stand Together Because - We know the importance of Our Community

We Stand Together Because - Brown people matter

We Stand Together Because - It's not over!

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10222784743980766

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Westminster Water Main Break, Sunday evening. July 18, 2021

Update: 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening. July 18, 2021 - After some preliminary investigation city workers determined that the small water leak needed some additional study before digging into the street and suspended operations this evening. The workers will deploy some leak detection equipment and revisit the leak tomorrow.  

Westminster Water Main Break, Sunday evening. July 18, 2021 - currently the City of Westminster is responding to a water main break at the corner of Anchor Street and Westmoreland Street. 

Crews first responded around 5 p.m. The break in the pipe has been located and crews are currently working to make the necessary repairs. The water will be temporarily turned-off while the repairs are taking place. We hope to have it repaired quickly. We thank for your patience, and we are sorry for the inconvenience.

 If the water is discolored when the water service is restored, let it run for a minute or two until it runs clear.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Grace Lutheran Church

Worship at Grace Lutheran Church. Sunday, July 11, 2021. This weekend we welcome our Interim Pastor Team, Pastor John Spangler and Pastor Becca Ajer Frantz.

This is the second in-person service with our interim pastor's: Pastor Becca and Pastor John. Pastor's Martha and Kevin Clementson retired in May. As of July 1, 2021, the CDC lifted most of the pandemic safety guidelines. 

In person services are held on Saturday at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary and on Sunday at 10:00 am in Grace Hall. The online service can be viewed on YouTube Channel gracelc21 beginning at 8:00 am on Sunday.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Classico Pizzeria Westminster MD.

Hi from Caroline, Grammy – Evelyn Babylon, and me.  We picked-up our dinner at Classico Pizzeria at the College Square Shopping Center. We loved our dinners. We each got one of the specials. Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Tiombe Paige at Cutivated

Caroline and I were happy to have a chance to stop by to see our friend and former neighbor, Tiombe Paige, at Cutivated in historic downtown Westminster. Next stop, Giulianova Groceria for pit beef sandwiches. It was a great day in historic downtown Westminster. May 22, 2021 Saturday.

Westminster Farmers’ Market

Westminster Farmers' Market - Saturday, May 22, 2021: Caroline and I enjoyed seeing so many friends at the Westminster Downtown Farmers' Market.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Westminster Downtown Farmers'Market

It is wonderful to have the Westminster Downtown Farmers' Market begin a new season. We saw so many friends and really enjoyed getting outside to spend time with local vendors. Hats off to the newly elected Mayor Mona Becker and looking forward to another season with the market's manager and huge downtown Main Street promoter Brooke Hagerty. Thanks for all your great leadership. Sat. May 15, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Westminster Mayoral Candidates Forum 2021


The Community Media Center (CMC) partnered with the Carroll County Times to hold a virtual Westminster Mayoral Candidates Forum on 4/21/2021. Mr. Bob Blubaugh, editor of the Carroll County Times will serve as the moderator for the event.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

A Marine’s Easter dinner

A Marine's Easter dinner. Happy Easter and Semper Fi to all my brothers and sisters in uniform. God bless. Be safe out there.

A trip to the grocery store

A trip to the grocery store to pick-up essentials. (1Apr2021)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29

National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29, 1973: 

Today - March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973. 

Caroline and I stopped by the Vietnam Memorial at Willis and Court Street over the weekend and cleaned-up the area. This is the 4th year of Vietnam Veterans Day – I think in the future we ought to hold a small ceremony at the memorial like we do for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 

This year, for Woman's History Month and National Vietnam War Veterans Day, I wrote a story about Barbara Robbins. Robbins is something of a legend - in a hushed tone of voice - in the agency. I have always found this story so haunting and sad: Barbara Robbins was the first female killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. Please find the story here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/lifestyles/cc-lt-dayhoff-032121-20210319-zsdd6doivjadbi275p234jsqyy-story.html

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster

Mission BBQ opened today in Westminster where Friendly's Restaurant used to be located at 584 Jermor Way

Friendly's had closed at that location on Nov. 27, 2018. According to an article in the Carroll County Times on Nov. 28, 2018, "The company that was founded in 1935 the middle of the Great Depression in Springfield, Massachusetts, and would become Friendly Ice Cream Corp. filed for bankruptcy in 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal.."

It was a great day. At 12-noon, Westminster Police Officer Terrence McGowan sang the National Anthem as fire equipment surrounded the restaurant and Westminster Fire Department Tower 3 flew the American Flag. 

Vietnam vets were treated to sandwich. Mission BBQ chose to open today - March 29th on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, marking the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished on March 29, 1973.

Friday, February 19, 2021

13th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event


Leslie Krebs-White, the community educator at Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, https://www.rapecrisiscc.org/ has been in touch with the CC NAACP branch and asked that we help spread the word about a popular fundraiser - the 13th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

Since 1978 RCIS has provided free counseling and support services to victims of sexual violence and their families. RCIS also offers prevention education programs and professional training. Rape Crisis provides a 24-hour hot line and therapy services to both male and female victims of sexual violence. All services are free and confidential. Every dollar donated makes a huge difference in a survivor’s healing journey at RCIS.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event helps provide awareness to these valuable services in our community.

Please see the attached flyer and visit www.walkamilecc.org for more information. 

Ms. Krebs-White reported, “We are also looking for sponsors if you know anyone who may be interested. Thank you so much for all your help…” 

Sincerely, Leslie Krebs-White, Community Educator 

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County

https://www.rapecrisiscc.org/ 

224 North Center Street, Room 102

Westminster, MD  21157

24-hour crisis hotline: 410.857.7322

Office:  410.857.0900

Disclosure: Yup – in full disclosure I have helped support RCIS, anonymously as a private citizen, as a public official and as a fire and police chaplain since the days in which it was known as the “The Carroll County Sexual Assault Center,” before it changed its name in 1985 to RCIS. For many years the director of Rape Crisis was a Carroll County Public School classmate of mine, and from time to time I have ghost-written a few articles for the organization. 

On March 25, 1996, I wrote, in part, “Rape Crisis provides a valuable service to the community involving an ugly crime. In an ideal world, such services would not be needed, unfortunately, Rape Crisis provides a needed program in Carroll County. A few of the services that come quickly to mind are: 1.Victim walk-in service. 2. Accompaniment for medical attention, police investigation and court appearances. 3. Individual, group and support group therapy service, 4. 24 Hour hotline, and 5. Community education and professional training. “Rape Crisis provides these valuable counseling, support and advocacy programs for free and maintains a person's ability to seek help anonymously…” 

https://www.facebook.com/ccnaacp/posts/4142110702474241 

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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/
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

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The snow is just starting to stick to the roads

The snow is just starting to stick to the roads and get slippery. Might be a good time to stay at home and enjoy some time with your family until the storm passes, and the Westminster Street Department and the county and state roads department gets the roadways cleared. Stay safe. Wed. 10:30 PM Feb. 10, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

‘Priests on the Roof!’ event on Feb. 4, 2021

Last week on Thursday, January 28, 2021 Donna Jean Shybunko, Father Mark, Jimmy DeWees, and I got together at WTTR to tape a few promotional spots for the 'Priests on the Roof!' event on Feb. 4, 2021. Father Mark climbed up on the roof at 7:30 a.m. on February 4th at St. John Catholic School, and stayed up there until $15,000 was raised for St. John Catholic School's Day of Giving!!" https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10221668716120767

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Carroll Food Sunday Taneytown

On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, Caroline and I visited the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Taneytown, after we stopped by the Carroll Food Sunday distribution Center to do some after hours maintenance.

Carroll Food Sunday Taneytown

Caroline and I stopped by the Carroll Food Sunday distribution Center at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, 30Jan2021, to do some after hours maintenance.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Historical Society talk on pre-colonial government in Carroll County by Kevin Dayhoff


Celebrating the legacy of the “Six Nations” – the Haudenosaunee Confederation pre-colonial government in Carroll County. A Historical Society of Carroll County 184th County Birthday presentation by local historian and writer Kevin Dayhoff on January 23, 2021 2:00-4:00 p.m. Registration is available at https://hsccmd.org/event/virtual-carroll-county-birthday/

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Historical Society talk on pre-colonial government in Carroll County by Kevin Dayhoff

January 23, 2021

Celebrating the legacy of the “Six Nations” – the Haudenosaunee Confederation pre-colonial government in Carroll County

A Historical Society of Carroll County 184th County Birthday presentation by local historian and writer Kevin Dayhoff on January 23, 2021 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Every year the Historical Society of Carroll Co. hosts a celebration of our county’s birthday in mid-January.

Out of respect for the safety protocols for the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, this year, the 184th anniversary is celebrated live by way of Zoom. Registration is required to access the program. Registration is available at https://hsccmd.org/event/virtual-carroll-county-birthday/

Before 1744, the predominant government in Carroll County was the Haudenosaunee Nation — the “Six Nations.” The Haudenosaunee played a key role in the evolution of American democracy.

“Much of our current way of life is owed to the heritage and legacy of the Haudenosaunee Nation. Several main roads in Carroll County have their beginnings as Haudenosaunee trading routes. And several towns in Carroll County — Patapsco for example — had their beginnings as Haudenosaunee settlements.

It is interesting to note that the Haudenosaunee were a matriarchal society – that is a society that is run by women. Women owned all of the property in the long house. They were also in charge of the farming operations. As a matter of fact - Iroquois men moved into the house of his wife’s family after they got married.

The Algonquians arrived around 800 B.C. The original Algonquians divided into a number of distinct tribe-nations, which formed a multi-nation government under a constitution that dates to approximately Aug. 31, 1142.

The Algonquians called themselves the “Haudenosaunee” meaning “People of the Longhouse” and their government was one of the first true participatory democracies in history. It also incorporated full political and leadership rights for women.

“It was not until after the Treaty of the Six Nations was signed on July 4, 1744, with the Haudenosaunee Nation, and the dispute over the Mason-Dixon Line was settled in 1767 that settlers started to come to Carroll County in greater numbers…

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CARROLL COUNTY

210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

https://hsccmd.org/

 HSCC Offices: 410-848-6494, ext. 200

Library & Research: 410-848-6494, ext. 204

https://www.facebook.com/kevindayhoff/posts/10221539646814115

https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/historical-society-talk-pre-colonial-government-carroll-cou

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/historical-society-talk-on-pre-colonial-government-in-carroll-county-by-kevin-dayhoff/

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/historical-society-talk-on-pre-colonial-government-in-carroll-county-by-kevin-dayhoff/

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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/
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

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Lessons From a Tourism Pushback in Hawaii – Skift

https://skift.com/2021/01/07/lessons-from-a-tourism-pushback-in-hawaii/ 

Fascinating discussion about post-COVID-19 tourism... FTA: Maui resident comments range from "[a]ll of Hawaii needs to get rid of tourism and go more into agriculture" to suggestions on controlling the amount of rental car availability.

Kauai's survey results express disappointment in the proposed destination plan's failure "to acknowledge the core problem (overtourism)" and that "the Steering Committee is deluding itself if it believes that Kauai residents' tourism-related concerns and hostility are primarily due to insensitive tourists, rather than the direct result of there being too many tourists."