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Aug 3

Historical Society of Carroll Co Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/historical-society-of-carroll-county-md.html

http://www.westminstermd.gov/celebrate250

Westminster was founded in 1764 by William Winchester (1711 – 1790) of England. This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary, or sestercentennial, of our great City’s founding with many wonderful events. See more: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/08/celebrate-250th-anniversary-of.html

http://www.scribd.com/doc/235698509/Celebrate-the-250th-Anniversary-of-Westminster

A Storied History

Watch an historical presentation on the City of Westminster, presented by Kevin Dayhoff (Mayor, 2001 - 2005) by clicking here (YouTube video).

You’re invited!

See information about the Sestercentennial Block Party below.

250 Years & Counting Contest

We’re counting on you! As part of Westminster’s 250th Anniversary celebration, the City of Westminster Recreation & Parks is sponsoring the “250 Years & Counting” Contest. Click here for more information!

See also: Tour of Westminster trees taps roots of city’s history [Column] http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0803-20140730,0,6529042.story

History, 250 Sestercentennial, Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland,

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/historical-society-of-carroll-county-md.html

Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history Historical Society of Carroll County MD Box Lunch Talk by former Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff JULY 8, 2014

Celebrating 250-years of Westminster MD history

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014 Historical Society of Carroll County MD Box Lunch Talk: William Winchester founded the city of Westminster MD 250 years ago in 1764 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ZJszwlbyA&list=UU3II1CrxPqubFKXY6D8p7WQ

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Westminster!

Westminster was founded in 1764 by William Winchester (1711 – 1790) of England. This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary, or sestercentennial, of our great City’s founding with many wonderful events. http://westminstermd.gov/369/Celebrate-250-Years

A Storied History - Watch an historical presentation on the City of Westminster, presented by Kevin Dayhoff (Mayor, 2001 - 2005) by clicking here (YouTube video.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ZJszwlbyA&list=UU3II1CrxPqubFKXY6D8p7WQ

In 1764 William Winchester developed a plan to sell forty-five lots along “King Street” on a sixteen-acre portion of the northern end of “White’s level” on the main road to Baltimore Town. The “piece of ground” was to be called “Westminster.” Come celebrate the 250th anniversary of Westminster with local Baltimore Sun history writer Kevin Dayhoff as he traces the storied history of Westminster, the Carroll County seat of government.

Historical Society of Carroll County Box Lunch Talks: http://www.hsccmd.org/programs-box-lunch-talks.asp

The Box Lunch Talk (BLT) program attracts scores of local history enthusiasts every month! These hour-long events – easily our most popular – begin promptly at Noon on the second Tuesday of every month in Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster. http://gracelc.org/

Free parking is available in the lot on Carroll Street. Enter the building through Entrance #2, on Carroll Street.

Past topics include The Wines of Central Maryland, Past Present & Future; “Historic Barns of Carroll County;” and “Where is Grandma Hiding?” which showed guests how to explore their genealogy.

Participating is inexpensive and easy! Guests bring their lunch and enjoy a small selection of beverages and dessert. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

To see our current BLT schedule, pick up a copy of our newsletter The Courier, check out our calendar online, or give us a call at 410-848-6494. Programs are subject to change without prior notice.

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Noon-1 p.m., in Grace Hall at the historic Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street in Westminster. Lunch is not available for purchase; participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided. Admission is $2.00 for Historical Society of Carroll County members and $5.00 for non-members.

#History, #CarrollCounty, Maryland, Westminster MD, Grace Lutheran Church, historian Kevin E. Dayhoff, #Westminster250

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/historical-society-of-carroll-county-md.html Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Westminster! http://preview.tinyurl.com/qbbxbuh http://twitpic.com/e9fb00

Historic presentation on Westminster MD by Kevin Dayhoff (Mayor, 2001 - 2005) http://preview.tinyurl.com/nb33ys5 YT http://twitpic.com/e9fb6x

This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary, or sestercentennial, of Westminster MD http://preview.tinyurl.com/qbbxbuh

Aug 3

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America’s Funniest Robots

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Aug 2

Cycling’s connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

Cycling’s connection to Carroll County includes clubs and races in 1800s [Eagle Archives]

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0727-20140723,0,1871392.story

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, July 23, 2014 http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2014/08/cyclings-connection-to-carroll-county.html

According to the website for the Le Tour de France (Letour.com), the final, 21st stage of this year’s 101st edition of the famed European bicycle race will take place on July 27. For the riders, it will mark the end of a journey of 3,664 kilometers, from England to Paris by way of much of France that began on July 5.

Did you know that a number of celebrated bicycle races took place in Carroll County, years before the Tour de France began in 1903?

In Carroll County in the late 1890s, bicycle races, tours and clubs were quite the rage.

Cathy Baty, curator for the Historical Society of Carroll County, reported in a July 28, 2013 program, “Old Roots, New Roots,” on WTTR, that “The first machine that we would recognize as a bicycle was developed in 1865.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0727-20140723,0,1871392.story

Sports Bicycling Tour de France, Sports Bicycling, Bicycles,

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Aug 2
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Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed on Sat., July 26, 2014 9 to 1 [Eagle Archives]

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/eldersburg-sykesville/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0713-20140709,0,894842.story

Labels: Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, Water Sewer Carroll Co Liberty Res - See more at: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/liberty-reservoir-day-celebrates-local_26.html#sthash.Ei0rsGwS.dpuf 

Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed on Saturday July 26, 2014. Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, co-chair of of the US Conference of Mayors Water Council, will be in attendance and is looking forward to seeing all of you.

There will be lots of entertainment and big trucks for the kids to climb aboard…

Baltimore Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow said that with events like Liberty Reservoir Day, “It is important that we provide our water customers the opportunity to learn about our watershed lands through educational, yet also fun, events like Liberty Reservoir Day.”

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, July 11, 2014

On July 26, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works will again celebrate Liberty Reservoir Day in the recreation area right above the reservoir dam on the North Branch of the Patapsco River.

Last year’s Liberty Reservoir Day event was well attended and according to Kurt Kocher, the department’s spokesman, the department would like to build upon last year’s success.

[…] http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/liberty-reservoir-day-celebrates-local_26.html 

"Baltimore and Westminster have a long standing partnership that goes back decades," said Westminster public works director Jeff Glass. "Maintaining a sustainable water supply for all our customers is a constant focus."

[…]

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the dam on Liberty Dam Road off Wards Chapel Road. Parking is free. For information, call 410-545-6541 or go to http://www.baltimorecity.gov.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the dedication of Liberty Dam, which is located in eastern Carroll County at the border with Baltimore County.

According to a history of Liberty reservoir written for the Historical Society of Carroll County by historian Mary Ann Ashcraft several years ago in the Carroll County Times, “Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. dedicated Liberty Dam on September 21, 1954 ….”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/eldersburg-sykesville/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0713-20140709,0,894842.story 

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/liberty-reservoir-day-celebrates-local.html 

Liberty Reservoir Dam (Photo by Kevin E. Dayhoff July 27, 2013 www.kevindayhoff.com)

Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed [Eagle Archives]

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Andy Freeberg

Guardians

In the art museums of Russia, women sit in the galleries and guard the collections. When you look at the paintings and sculptures, the presence of the women becomes an inherent part of viewing the artwork itself. I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each day to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.” She would rather be at the museum enjoying the people watching, surrounded by the history of her country.

1. Stroganov Palace, Russian State Museum

2.Matisse Still Life, Hermitage Museum

3.Konchalovsky’s Family Portrait, State Tretyakov Gallery

4. Veronese’s Adoration of the Shepherds, Hermitage Museum

5. Rublev and Daniil’s The Deesis Tier, State Tretyakov Gallery

6. Michelangelo’s Moses and the Dying Slave, Pushkin Museum

7.Malevich’s Self Portrait, Russian State Museum

8. Nesterov’s Blessed St Sergius of Radonezh, Russian State Museum

9. Petrov-Vodkin’s Bathing of a Red Horse, State Tretyakov Gallery

10. Kugach’s Before the Dance, State Tretyakov Gallery

If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.

- Robert Brault (via picsandquotes)

Recreation in Westminster always a hot topic during summer [Column]

Woman, 105, Takes Pitching Mound for San Diego Padres

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Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed [Eagle Archives]

Liberty Reservoir Day celebrates local watershed [Eagle Archives]

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/eldersburg-sykesville/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0713-20140709,0,894842.story

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, July 11, 2014

On July 26, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works will again celebrate Liberty Reservoir Day in the recreation area right above the reservoir dam on the North Branch of the Patapsco River.

Last year’s Liberty Reservoir Day event was well attended and according to Kurt Kocher, the department’s spokesman, the department would like to build upon last year’s success.

[…]

"Baltimore and Westminster have a long standing partnership that goes back decades," said Westminster public works director Jeff Glass. "Maintaining a sustainable water supply for all our customers is a constant focus."

[…]

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the dam on Liberty Dam Road off Wards Chapel Road. Parking is free. For information, call 410-545-6541 or go to http://www.baltimorecity.gov.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the dedication of Liberty Dam, which is located in eastern Carroll County at the border with Baltimore County.

According to a history of Liberty reservoir written for the Historical Society of Carroll County by historian Mary Ann Ashcraft several years ago in the Carroll County Times, “Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. dedicated Liberty Dam on September 21, 1954 ….”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/eldersburg-sykesville/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0713-20140709,0,894842.story

Jul 9

Former mayor discusses 250 years of Westminster history

By Ericka Dixon, Times Correspondent
11:28 p.m. EDT, July 8, 2014
Using pictures, maps and statistics and referring to other historians’ findings, former mayor of Westminster and Carroll Eagle history writer Kevin Dayhoff took the audience on a journey back to the time before the City of Westminster was established 250 years ago.
During the one-hour boxed lunch talk hosted by the Historical Society of Carroll County at the Grace Lutheran Church Tuesday, many interested residents attended to learn about the founding of Westminster as the city prepares to celebrate its upcoming 250th anniversary in September.
Dayhoff used old pictures to describe the historical factors that have contributed to Westminster’s success and present-day high quality of life.
- See more at: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-westminster-250-20140708,0,3258368.story#sthash.7BmqIkFB.dpuf

Pippa's team latest attraction for Carroll County cycling fans

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, 7:05 a.m. EDT, June 26, 2014

In stark contrast to the reported throngs of spectators, who, according to newspaper accounts, were in Carroll County for a “great Bicycle Race Meet under the supervision of the Cycling Ramblers of Westminster” more than 100 years ago, my wife and I were the only persons on Main Street at the railroad tracks when an internationally known cyclist came through town at 10:48 p.m. on a Friday last month.

Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, and the sister-in-law of Prince William, duke of Cambridge and an heir to the British throne, joined a long and storied history of bicycling in Carroll County when she came through Westminster in a cross-country bicycle race.


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0702-20140624,0,5021714.story#ixzz35o3yhlEF


A Celebration of Prettyboy Reservoir and Watershed Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prettyboy Dam.

http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/PublicInformation/PressReleases/tabid/2382/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/5310/A-Celebration-of-Prettyboy-Reservoir-and-Watershed.aspx

BALTIMORE, MD (April 30, 2014) – Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will be holding Prettyboy Day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prettyboy Dam.

The event is to celebrate and educate attendees about Prettyboy Dam and Reservoir, one of Baltimore’s three raw drinking-water reservoirs. The event will feature live musical entertainment by singer/guitarist Dave Huber, face painting and balloon animals for the kids, educational displays, a surprise competition, and food.

Attendees of all ages can take a tour inside the Dam which will be open to the public only for this special day. Learn about Baltimore’s drinking water system, resource issues and conservation efforts. Rescued native wildlife from Scales and Tales will be on display and experts from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to tell all about them. 

Last year 150 new trees were planted near the Dam. This year attendees can participate in applying protective wrappings on them. Local historian George Lang will also be on hand again with his historic archives.

“We are very happy to be able to showcase Prettyboy Reservoir and Dam, vital elements of our drinking-water system,” said Director Chow. “This is a tremendous opportunity to have fun while learning at a beautiful, outdoor location.”
Prettyboy Day is sponsored by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance and RK&K. Additional support is provided by Baltimore County. The dam is located at Prettyboy Dam Road, 21120.

Prettyboy Day celebrates National Drinking Water Week, May 4-10. The theme is “What do you know about H20?” and encourages all citizens to learn more about the critical role water plays in our lives and the quality of life we enjoy because of clean drinking water.

The event and parking are free. For more information about Prettyboy Day call 410-545-6541.


See also: http://www.baltimorecity.gov/portals/publicworks/documents/Prettyboy%20Day%202014%20Flyer.pdf

Related is last year’s article on Prettyboy Day: Prettyboy Reservoir Day on April 27 celebrates region’s liquid asset

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 26, 2013

Since the 1930s, warm weather and sunshine is a signal for many in Carroll and Baltimore counties to venture outdoors for biking, hiking fishing and boating trips in the Gunpowder River and Prettyboy watershed in the Hereford area. Spring has arrived just in time to help celebrate Prettyboy Reservoir Day this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Carroll and Baltimore County have joined forces for the one-day event as a part Earth Day celebrations and Baltimore Green Week.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-04-26/explore/bal-prettyboy-reservoir-liquid-asset-20130426_1_drinking-water-water-supply-baltimore-city-department

Related Articles

Steady stream of data Study: Researchers studying the… March 11, 1998

Gunpowder River tests high on bacteria levels Early data… July 10, 1998

Many hands give Gunpowder trout lift October 6, 2005

Nature in the balance September 10, 2001

Putting the public to work with public works November 1, 2010

Also see: Success breeds another Prettyboy Day By Pat van den Beemt

Public invited to learn about the dam, health of watershed

April 16, 2014 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/05/success-breeds-another-prettyboy-day-by.html

Labels: Baltimore, Baltimore city public works, Baltimore water sewer, Baltimore water sewer Prettyboy Reservoir

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/ph-nc-prettyboy-dam-0417-20140417,0,4049830.story

Some communities have festivals in early May to sell plants and flowers for Mother’s Day. Others celebrate the start of kids’ baseball and softball seasons. Only North County would hold a festival for a dam.

The public is invited to attend Prettyboy Day at the dam on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

[…]

"Last year’s Prettyboy Day was quite a success. There were cars parked on either side of the dam as far as the eye could see," said Kurt Kocher, Baltimore City Department of Public Works public information supervisor. He estimates 1,000 people attended last year’s festivities…

[…]

The nonprofit Alliance, formed in 2003 to protect and restore the land and streams draining into the reservoir, will have several displays, said the group’s president, Sharon Bailey.

[…]

The event will be held rain or shine. Prettyboy dam is at 18100 Prettyboy Dam Road, Parkton.


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/ph-nc-prettyboy-dam-0417-20140417,0,4049830.story


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A Celebration of Prettyboy Reservoir and Watershed Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prettyboy Dam.

http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/PublicInformation/PressReleases/tabid/2382/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/5310/A-Celebration-of-Prettyboy-Reservoir-and-Watershed.aspx

BALTIMORE, MD (April 30, 2014) – Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will be holding Prettyboy Day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prettyboy Dam.

The event is to celebrate and educate attendees about Prettyboy Dam and Reservoir, one of Baltimore’s three raw drinking-water reservoirs. The event will feature live musical entertainment by singer/guitarist Dave Huber, face painting and balloon animals for the kids, educational displays, a surprise competition, and food.

Attendees of all ages can take a tour inside the Dam which will be open to the public only for this special day. Learn about Baltimore’s drinking water system, resource issues and conservation efforts. Rescued native wildlife from Scales and Tales will be on display and experts from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to tell all about them. 

Last year 150 new trees were planted near the Dam. This year attendees can participate in applying protective wrappings on them. Local historian George Lang will also be on hand again with his historic archives.

“We are very happy to be able to showcase Prettyboy Reservoir and Dam, vital elements of our drinking-water system,” said Director Chow. “This is a tremendous opportunity to have fun while learning at a beautiful, outdoor location.”

Prettyboy Day is sponsored by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance and RK&K. Additional support is provided by Baltimore County. The dam is located at Prettyboy Dam Road, 21120.

Prettyboy Day celebrates National Drinking Water Week, May 4-10. The theme is “What do you know about H20?” and encourages all citizens to learn more about the critical role water plays in our lives and the quality of life we enjoy because of clean drinking water.

The event and parking are free. For more information about Prettyboy Day call 410-545-6541.

See also: http://www.baltimorecity.gov/portals/publicworks/documents/Prettyboy%20Day%202014%20Flyer.pdf

Related is last year’s article on Prettyboy Day: Prettyboy Reservoir Day on April 27 celebrates region’s liquid asset

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 26, 2013

Since the 1930s, warm weather and sunshine is a signal for many in Carroll and Baltimore counties to venture outdoors for biking, hiking fishing and boating trips in the Gunpowder River and Prettyboy watershed in the Hereford area. Spring has arrived just in time to help celebrate Prettyboy Reservoir Day this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Carroll and Baltimore County have joined forces for the one-day event as a part Earth Day celebrations and Baltimore Green Week.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-04-26/explore/bal-prettyboy-reservoir-liquid-asset-20130426_1_drinking-water-water-supply-baltimore-city-department

Related Articles

Steady stream of data Study: Researchers studying the… March 11, 1998

Gunpowder River tests high on bacteria levels Early data… July 10, 1998

Many hands give Gunpowder trout lift October 6, 2005

Nature in the balance September 10, 2001

Putting the public to work with public works November 1, 2010

Also see: Success breeds another Prettyboy Day By Pat van den Beemt

Public invited to learn about the dam, health of watershed

April 16, 2014 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2014/05/success-breeds-another-prettyboy-day-by.html

Labels: BaltimoreBaltimore city public worksBaltimore water sewerBaltimore water sewer Prettyboy Reservoir

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/ph-nc-prettyboy-dam-0417-20140417,0,4049830.story

Some communities have festivals in early May to sell plants and flowers for Mother’s Day. Others celebrate the start of kids’ baseball and softball seasons. Only North County would hold a festival for a dam.

The public is invited to attend Prettyboy Day at the dam on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

[…]

"Last year’s Prettyboy Day was quite a success. There were cars parked on either side of the dam as far as the eye could see," said Kurt Kocher, Baltimore City Department of Public Works public information supervisor. He estimates 1,000 people attended last year’s festivities…

[…]

The nonprofit Alliance, formed in 2003 to protect and restore the land and streams draining into the reservoir, will have several displays, said the group’s president, Sharon Bailey.

[…]

The event will be held rain or shine. Prettyboy dam is at 18100 Prettyboy Dam Road, Parkton.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/north-county/ph-nc-prettyboy-dam-0417-20140417,0,4049830.story

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May 7

Schaefer Award honors legacy of service to the county by Shepherd's Staff [Eagle Archives]