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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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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)

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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]

May 6

Powell joins distinguished club of former Carroll County Chiefs of Staff

Often, my visits to the office of the chief of staff reminded me of the lyrics to the 1970 David Bowie song, “All the Madmen”: “Day after day / They take some brain away / Then turn my face around / To the far side of town / And tell me that it’s real / Then ask me how I feel.” http://youtu.be/jb7Xdu7STx8 Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0504-20140505,0,6364637.story

Off Track Art will host an opening reception for Sherrill Cooper on Friday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. http://tinyurl.com/otuwfez

Sherrill Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for May and June 2014 http://tinyurl.com/otuwfez

Off Track Art, an artists’ cooperative in downtown Westminster, will host an opening reception for Sherrill Cooper on Friday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for May and June 2014.

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html Labels: Art Off Track Art, Art Off Track Art news info - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html#sthash.tAgAYPxP.dpuf

Sherrill has an extensive body of work that reflect her love of the figure.

"I love people watching,” says Ms. Cooper. “The way they sit, stand, their overall posture and attitude fascinates me. I am drawn to the figure absorbed in contemplation—capturing their inner sense of isolation. I seek to communicate their emotions at that particular time. I want the viewer to feel what the subject is feeling…

According to her artist’s statement and brief biographical sketch, “Sherrill Cooper’s studio feels like a tree house. It overlooks a lush, dense oak forest in Finksburg, MD.

In this setting Sherrill has found a way to merge her two passions: illustration and painting in oil.

She has enjoyed a successful 30 year career as an illustrator.  Now that she has raised two children, she finds more time to paint. 

Illustration has taught her composition, color, creativity, expression, and most of all draftsmanship.

These disciplines serve her well when she applies paint to canvas.  She seeks to distill all of her experiences in to each painting with fresh concepts, strong design sensibilities, emotional brushstrokes, and rich and textural color. 

The figure interests Sherrill most.  Particularly those moments of contemplation when people are caught-up in their thoughts and emotions.

Attitude, body language and posture are what she seeks to communicate with the viewer.

Choosing the correct value is essential.  Putting it down only once, with the appropriate brush and stroke. These are choices that I make very carefully. If I get them right, the painting, like the person moves and breathes. - Sherrill Cooper

For inquires, or to see more paintings, visit www.sherrill@tsherrillcooper.com.

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland.

For over 5-years, the partners in the coop have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

The coop partners include, Kevin Dayhoff, Gail Elwell, Linda Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Robert Waddell, Nick Corso, and Gordon Wickes.

The inspiration for forming the co-op was spearheaded by local artists Susan Williamson & Pam Zappardino. After discussions and organizational meetings in December 2008, Off Track opened its doors in January 2009 and had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.

If you come: the Opening Reception for painter Sherrill Cooper is scheduled for May 2, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information go to: www.offtrackart.com

Labels: Art Off Track Art, Art Off Track Art news info

- See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2013/11/directions-and-more-information-for-off.html#sthash.kgv0lBrK.dpuf

http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/67080125072/directions-and-more-information-for-off-track-art

Off Track Art Gallery

11 Liberty St., Side Entrance

Westminster, MD 21157

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2013/11/directions-and-more-information-for-off.html

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215239526327018628982.0004eb31f098b83a0723c&msa=0

www.offtrackart.org  or

http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/

http://tinyurl.com/b3h2zh  

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2009/01/off-track-art_31.html

For more info: http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/

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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland.

For over 5-years, the partners in the Off Track Art coop have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

Sherrill Cooper’s studio feels like a tree house. It overlooks a lush, dense oak forest in Finksburg, MD. In this setting Sherrill has found a way to merge her two passions: illustration and painting in oil. She has enjoyed a successful 30 year career as an illustrator.  Now that she has raised two children, she finds more time to paint. 

http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html

http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/2014/04/sherrill-cooper-is-featured-artist-at.html

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My writing lately

jamiek:

Cliché, cliché, cliché, cliché, trite observation, cliché, chliche, cliché, banal conclusion.

JK, I’m betting that you are being too hard on yourself. Then again, I’ve now been writing for 50 years and I can tell you about falling into a rut… Just saying.

Verbatim: What Is a Photocopier?

In this dramatization of transcripts from a legal deposition, a lawyer becomes embroiled in an absurd argument about the definition of a photocopier.