Friday, July 4, 2014

The Artists Gallery of Frederick 216 N. Market St., Frederick, MD Best of TAG



Join us at the BEST OF TAG at our new address:

216 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701


July 4 - July 27

 OPENING RECEPTION 
July 5, 5 - 9 pm


BEST OF TAG

In July The Artists’ Gallery will hold it's second show at our new location at 216 North Market Street. The members of the artist-owned gallery will have a show entitled “Best of TAG.”  The pieces on view will be drawn from the bodies of work for which TAG members have become best known over the years. The show will run from July 4th through 27th, with a reception from 5 to 9pm during First Saturday on July 5. 



The Artists Gallery of Frederick
216 N. Market St., Frederick, MD  21701
www.the-artists-gallery.org

GALLERY HOURS
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon - 5 pm, or by appointment
Please call (301) 696-8187 during gallery hours.


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The Artists Gallery of Frederick is an artist-owned gallery established in 1990 and features monthly solo exhibitions by members, as well as ongoing group exhibitions. A rich variety of subjects and mediums is always on view, ranging from realistic to abstract, and traditional to experimental mixed media creations. Please drop in and discover the wealth of talent right here in Frederick!

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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op 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 historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Off Track Art Reception for photographer Bob Boner will take place July 18, 2014

Off Track Art Reception for photographer Bob Boner will take place July 18, 2014

An exhibition featuring photographer Bob Boner will begin July 1, 2014 and run through August 31, 2014 at Off Track Art in Westminster.

A reception will take place on July 18th, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Off Track Art partner Nolly Gelsinger recently wrote, “ff Track Art is pleased to welcome July-August* guest artist, photographer Bob Boner.  Bob’s lens captures nuances of the natural world:  small and large mammals, birds, plants, and landscapes.

“Bob is essentially self-taught, though he admits to pestering more experienced photographers with “countless questions.”  He taught both traditional and digital photography at WMC/McDaniel College in addition to his regular classes for the mathematics department. 

“Since his retirement in 2007, Bob has been able to travel to find a wider range of subjects and at home, his growing grandchildren are favorite models.”

In a recent e-mail Mr. Boner wrote, “I became interested in photography in 1968 when I lost my wife's camera in a canoe accident. Fortunately, I didn't lose her.

“I am essentially self-taught in the sense that I have taken no formal photography classes, but pestered more accomplished photographers with countless questions.

“A chemist, an artist, and I taught the first photography class at Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College in 1972. After that, I taught it by myself, whenever I could, in the January Term, regular semesters, and summer school, until the college hired a full-time photography teacher.

“With the advent of digital photography, I began teaching photography again. In 2007 I retired from my full-time position in the mathematics department after 37 years, but continued teaching photography in the January Term.

“My photographic interests are primarily nature/wildlife and grandchildren. My original interest in wildlife was in bird photography. But since retiring, I have been able to get out west in late fall to photograph other species of wildlife.”

For more information on the work of Mr. Boner, go to: http://www.naturescapes.net/portfolios/portfolio.php?cat=10330
Directions and more information for Off Track Art Gallery




Off Track Art Gallery
11 Liberty St., Side Entrance
Westminster, MD 21157



Nov. 15, 2013 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

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

The inspiration for forming the co-op was spearheaded by local artists Susan Williamson & Pam Zappardino. Off Track had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.

For the past 4-yrs, the partners in the co-op have changed; however the artist-partners in the co-op have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

The co-op partners currently include, Kevin Dayhoff, Linda Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Sherrill Cooper, Nolly Gelsinger, Kasey Keefer & Robert Waddell. 




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Friday, May 9, 2014

Gordon F. Wickes, Jr, 67, of Finksburg, died early Thursday morning, May 8, 2014



Born June 30, 1946 in Catonsville, he was the son of the late Gordon F. Wickes, Sr. and Hilda Stull Wickes.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret Smith Wickes. 

Gordon was a graduate of LeMalay Arts School and president of Cross Countries Travel in Westminster.

He was a member of Westminster Church of the Brethren and the Carroll County Arts Council and was a contributing artist for Off-Track Art.  Gordon was a world traveler, travelling over 15 times to his beloved Ireland.

He enjoyed dancing, photography and spending time with his family and beloved grandson, Ethan.  He also enjoyed talking to everyone he met. 

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son and wife, Ian R. and Marina Wickes of Taneytown, daughter Leah T. Wickes of Finksburg; brothers, Wesley Wickes and wife, Judi, of Dagsboro, DE and Richard Wickes of Lewes, DE; and a grandson, Ethan V. Wickes.  He was pre-deceased by a sister, Annette Noel Snyder. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis Street, Westminster, with Pastor Herb Ruby officiating.   Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.  There will be a gathering of friends after the service at 2056 Brown Road in Finksburg.   

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. 

Contributions may be made in his name to the Carroll County Arts Council, 91 W Main Street, Westminster, MD  21157 or to the ARC of Carroll County, 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster, MD   21158.



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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op 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 historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May at the Artists' Gallery: Painter Lisa Tarket Reed and Photographer Marc Weinberg solo show

May at the Artists' Gallery: Painter Lisa Tarket Reed and Photographer Marc Weinberg solo show

In May The Artists’ Gallery in Frederick will feature solo shows by two members as well as a show of work by the other members of the gallery.
May 2 through June 30 

OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, May 3, 5 to 9 pm

In May The Artists’ Gallery in Frederick will feature solo shows by two members as well as a show of work by the other members of the gallery.
 

In “Pattern and the Transformation of People and Things,” Lisa T. Reed will present repurposed salsa jars, appropriated and collaged illustrations, and colorful patterned paintings to explore ideas about relationships, learning, and transformation.  

Marc Weinberg’s show is a change from his recent big, framed photographs. In this show, Weinberg invites you to explore his world through much smaller visual windows that pull you closer for intimate enjoyment.  

For more information please visit our website or our facebook page.

Gallery Hours:
12-5 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday
and by appointment
 
Our mailing address is: The Artists' Gallery
4 East Church Street, Frederick MD 21701

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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op 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 historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

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

 Sherrill Cooper is the featured artist at Off Track Art for May and June 2014  

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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.

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




Off Track Art Gallery
11 Liberty St., Side Entrance
Westminster, MD 21157







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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op 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 historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree rings of history Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, Sunday, April 27, 2014


Several weeks ago, just as spring was beginning to finally appear, several city workers joined city arborist Eric Schlitzer to dig-up a six-foot oak sapling growing under the huge historic white oak tree in front of the Babylon-Shriver House at the corner of North and Willis Street in the front yard of Evelyn Babylon … The Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree rings of history
Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, Sunday, April 27, 2014

Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree of history by Kevin E. Dayhoff 27Apr2014 http://tinyurl.com/myjkodv

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The Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak tree rings of history

Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, Sunday, April 27, 2014



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On Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. Westminster will continue the year-long commemoration of the community’s 250th anniversary and celebrate Arbor Day on the historic grounds of Westminster City Hall at Emerald Hill on Longwell Avenue.

Several weeks ago, just as spring was beginning to finally appear, several city workers joined city arborist Eric Schlitzer to dig-up a six-foot oak sapling growing under the huge historic white oak tree in front of the Babylon-Shriver House at the corner of North and Willis Street in the front yard of Evelyn Babylon, (my wife’s mother.)

The sapling was then moved down the street to the grounds of Westminster City Hall. On Monday, the city will recognize the sapling as the Westminster Sestercentennial Babylon Oak as part of the Westminster Tree Commission’s annual Arbor Day celebration - as a portion of the city’s ‘tree rings’ of history comes full circle back to City Hall…. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0427-20140428,0,1248236.story




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Westminster warming up for birthday celebration Eagle Archives by Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 21, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/lu5qo8g


As the city emerges from an unusually hard winter, Westminster officials have begun turning their attention toward celebrating the city's sestercentennial (250 years) birthday this year. Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0420-20140421,0,4201943.story




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But with warmer weather on the horizon, it is time to celebrate not only Westminster's 250 years of history but also the anniversary of two important institutions in town, the Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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In the coming months, this space in the Carroll Eagle will revisit several of the articles published in the past 10 years on the history of Westminster, the Chamber of Commerce and its historical society.

Those interested in the area's rich past should not overlook the historical society's monthly box lunch lecture series on Tuesdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St. in Westminster.



#History, #Westminster, #Carroll_County, #Trees,

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Vehicle license plates long a topic of interest Eagle Archives By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 15, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/lky5xqp





On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper.

The Westminster newspaper, the Democratic Advocate, reported O'Conor to have "declared," that using two license plates on each motor vehicle in the state will "save $60,000 annually."

More research is needed to understand how two license plates would save the state money.

"This is the plan we intended to inaugurate a few years ago, but due to the war, and the shortage of metals, our plan had to be delayed," O'Conor said.


One thing is for sure. A quick search of the Maryland General Assembly website indicates that license plates are a perennial hot topic.

During the 2013 regular session, for example, there were 11 bills proposed, ranging from providing special tags for "United States Armed Forces," to changing the law so that only one "registration plate" would be required per vehicle.

For a number of years, the single plate legislation has been introduced by Del. Donald Elliot, a Republican who represents District 4B that includes parts of Carroll and Frederick counties.

In the session that concluded last week, legislators submitted eight bills for consideration, including Elliott's.

The 2014 legislative initiative failed, after receiving an unfavorable report from the Environmental Matters Committee.


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Oriole baseball history includes loss to Westminster in 1885 [Column]
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By Kevin E. Dayhoff, April 8, 2014 Baltimore Sun Carroll Eagle: http://www.baltimoresun.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=Dayhoff&target=adv_article



#Baseball, #Westminster, #Orioles, #History, #Carroll County, #Maryland,

Roses are red, violets are blue. I hate snow ... and you should too.

For those with a bad case of chionophobia — a fear of snow — no worries, spring is near. We know this because last Monday was Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles.

After yet another unexpected Maryland snowstorm, the weather gave way to warmer temperatures and blue skies on March 31.

According to The Baltimore Sun, "a sellout crowd of 46,685 filled the ballpark" to see the Orioles defeat the defending world champion Boston Red Sox, 2-1.

Baseball has a long history in Baltimore. The current Baltimore Orioles franchise began playing baseball in 1954 in the old Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street, after it was announced on Sept. 28, 1953, that the St. Louis Browns were moving to Baltimore.


Historian Jay Graybeal researched the event for the Historical Society of Carroll County several years ago and wrote, "One of the great stories from the County's sports history is the June 1885 baseball game between the Westminster Base Ball Club and the Baltimore Orioles. …"

Graybeal quoted an old newspaper article which noted, "The Westminster Base Ball Club on Monday last, the 22d, won the most remarkable victory in their history, defeating (the) Baltimore team by a score of 9 to 7."

On that same date in 1962, Boog Powell became the first player to hit a ball over the hedge in center field at Memorial Stadium, according to a book of Orioles history by Ted Patterson.
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March 30, 1923: A gang of 25 Baltimore men attempted to rob Carroll County distillery.

The robbers received some buckshot in the hide, but no liquor.

By Kevin Dayhoff, March 30, 2014



On March 30, 1923, in the depths of prohibition, a local newspaper rang the alarm that “About 25 men, all from Baltimore, it is reported, attempted to raid McGinnis Distillery in Carroll County, just east of Westminster.”

It needs to be noted that although prohibition, known as the “Volstead Act,” did not go into effect throughout the nation until January 20, 1920; Carroll countians voted to outlaw the sale of alcohol in the county six-years earlier - in 1914, according to research by historian Jay Graybeal for the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Prohibition remained the law of the land until President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 23, 1933.

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Westminster Methodist minister Lowell Ensor helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

Anyone remember the Rev. Dr. Lowell Ensor, the pastor at the Westminster United Methodist from 1940 – 1947 and later became the president of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel, from 1947 – June 30, 1972? http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

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By Kevin Dayhoff, March 25, 2014

In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But because of housing segregation laws, the city's black population was squeezed into 2 percent of the city's land mass.

Lowell Ensor would later assume the office of president of the college, now McDaniel, on July 1, 1947, according to Lightner's history of the college, "Fearless and Bold." He served until June 30, 1972, and died in 1975.

Lowell Ensor would later assume pres of college now McDaniel 1Jy1947, according to Lightner's, "Fearless and Bold." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

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Current tensions in Ukraine bring back memories of Cold War
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By Kevin Dayhoff, March 19, 2014

Who can remember the school air raid drill in which you were to hide underneath your desk – or in the hallway? Remember, drop to the floor, duck and cover your head, to protect yourself from flying debris and getting burned by the nuclear blast. Some schools distributed dog tags so that the bodies of the dead students could easily be identified.


On March 16, 1972, an article in The Carroll Record explained one of the basic building blocks of the Cold War era, the fallout shelter.

"Today's Paper Has Community Fallout Shelter Plan — The new community fallout shelter plan for Carroll County is included in this newspaper. …"

The article reported, "According to the County commissioners, 'The information developed in the plan could save the lives of thousands of persons in the event of attack. …' "

The recent tensions between Russia and the West over the civil unrest in the Ukraine and Crimean Peninsula have renewed an interest in Cold War nostalgia.

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Streets and history of Westminster intersect at odd angles [Eagle Archives]



Many residents today may not recall the crazy-quilt "dog leg" intersection of John, Bond and Main streets, or the equally mismatched collision of Main and Liberty streets, Railroad Avenue, and the train tracks in Westminster.

Years ago, these intersections did not look anything like they do now. Today, they form a perfect "cross."

But years ago, a motorist traveling south on John Street or Railroad Avenue had to make a 90-degree right turn onto Main Street, then hang a quick left to get on either Liberty or Bond Street and get through the intersection.

It may have worked well enough in the horse and buggy days. But by the 1970s, it was nuts.

Finally, sanity ruled and the two intersections and the bridge over the railroad tracks on East Green Street were rebuilt in the mid-1970s.

Many years ago, the area that we now know as John and Carroll streets in Westminster was known as the "space between."


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Westminster Methodist minister Lowell Ensor helped raise awareness of civil rights in 1940s

Anyone remember the Rev. Dr. Lowell Ensor, the pastor at the Westminster United Methodist from 1940 – 1947 and later became the president of Western Maryland College – now McDaniel, from 1947 – June 30, 1972? http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story

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By Kevin Dayhoff, March 25, 2014

In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black. But because of housing segregation laws, the city's black population was squeezed into 2 percent of the city's land mass.

Lowell Ensor would later assume the office of president of the college, now McDaniel, on July 1, 1947, according to Lightner's history of the college, "Fearless and Bold." He served until June 30, 1972, and died in 1975.


Lowell Ensor would later assume pres of college now McDaniel 1Jy1947, according to Lightner's, "Fearless and Bold." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0323-20140325,0,3448847.story
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By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com
Story | April 21, 2014 | 12:04 PM
... just endured are hard on a city — and expensive. In a recent edition of the city's newsletter, Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz wrote, "The City has spent all $100,000 of our snow budget plus an additional $50,000 in contingency funds purchasing ...

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, 
Story | April 15, 2014 | 5:52 AM
On April 12, 1946, Maryland Gov. Herbert O'Conor "announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the State," according to a local newspaper.

By Kevin E. Dayhoff, 
Story | April 8, 2014 | 5:38 AM
There were actually at least two sports stadiums in Northeast Baltimore at 33rd Street and Ellerslie Avenue in what was once a city park by the name of Venable Park. The first, Baltimore Municipal Stadium, began operations Dec. 2, 1922.

By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com
Story | March 25, 2014 | 12:16 PM
In 1945, institutional racism in Maryland was a hot topic. In part, the discussion was driven by pragmatism in that, according to research by historian Kenneth D. Durr, more than 20 percent of the population in Baltimore was said to be black.

By Kevin Dayhoff, 
Story | March 19, 2014 | 8:06 AM
"Today's Paper Has Community Fallout Shelter Plan ? The new community fallout shelter plan for Carroll County is included in this newspaper. ?"

By Kevin Dayhoff, 
Story | February 5, 2014 | 4:37 AM
... received an imported breech-loading shotgun. Throughout his career he gave away 5,000 guns representing sales of 5,000,000 cigars!" When he is not admiring the artwork on the old cigar labels,Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at .
By Kevin E. Dayhoff, 
Story | February 17, 2014 | 1:57 PM
... City, a vast collection of skyscrapers and a thriving economic center that may be best described as the Hong Kong of Latin and South America. If he is not showing pictures of his trip to Panama to friends, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at

By Kevin Dayhoff Story | February 12, 2014 | 3:15 AM
... College: 621 employees • Carroll County Commissioners: 587 employees • Carroll Community College: 509 employees • Evapco: 440 employees When he is not counting the days until spring, KevinDayhoff may be reached at .

By Kevin Dayhoff, Story | March 4, 2014 | 8:42 AM Many residents today may not recall the crazy-quilt "dog leg" intersection of John, Bond and Main streets, or the equally mismatched collision of Main and Liberty streets, Railroad Avenue, and the train tracks in Westminster. Years ago, these intersections did not look anything like they do now.

Long-standing history of ground-rent on property in Westminster [Column] By Kevin E. Dayhoff, Story | March 11, 2014 | 1:12 PM In the last several weeks, articles in the Baltimore Sun report that a ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals "tossed-out” an ambitious legislative effort" to address what some lawmakers perceived as abusive practices on the part of some ground-rent owners in Maryland.

Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for: Patuxent Publishing Co., The Carroll Eagle: www.explorecarroll.com: http://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO








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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op 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 historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art