Sunday, January 22, 2012

Baltimore football championship seasons have always started in Westminster … so should we be worried?

Baltimore football championship seasons have always started in Westminster ... so should we be worried?


Many Carroll County residents are getting a case of nostalgic Super Bowl fever as they look forward to Sunday's AFC championship contest between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.

For more than 120 years — since football debuted at then-Western Maryland College on Oct. 31, 1891 — football has been a part of the history of Carroll County.

Not to be overlooked is the fact that since July 1949, Baltimore football teams have held summer practice in Westminster. Names like Raymond Berry, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Eugene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb, Alan Ameche, and Wilbur (Weeb) Ewbank, just to mention a few, have become an important part of our Carroll County cultural history.

And yes, there is also that quarterback that was cut by the Pittsburg Steelers in 1956.

What was his name? Oh yeah, right. Johnny Unitas.

Unbelievable. According to an old history of the Baltimore Colts in my files, "Unitas was cut by… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0122-20120119,0,3298374.story


Related Read more: Of course, summer practice in Westminster is probably why the Baltimore Colts won its first National Football League division title in 1958:http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1211-20111207,0,828252.story

And: For over 120 years, since football debuted at Western Maryland College on October 31, 1891, football has been a part of the history of Carroll County…



*****

Friday, January 20, 2012

Artist Profile of Lyndi Steward McNulty of Gizmos Art and more from Westminster Patch



Artist Profile of Lyndi Steward McNulty of Gizmos Art and more from Westminster Patch

Today s 41° 24° Tomorrow s 34° 28°

January 19, 2012

Your News

January 19, 2012

Maryland Wine Festival Poster Design Contest

Kym Byrnes | Jan 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

image
It's time to start gearing up for the Maryland Wine Festival, for the poster design competition that is.

Artist Profile: Lyndi Steward McNulty of Gizmos Art

Kerri Gaither | Jan 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

image
Local Award-Winning Artist and owner of Gizmos Art helps promote, encourage and support artists in any way she can.

Roundup of McDaniel College Athletics

Jan 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

image
Two swimmers were chosen as McDaniel's Athletes of the Week.
daily

newsletter_1

Local Voices

January 19, 2012

15281926391e42c83ef5db374a8f3c6d

New Blog: Letter to the Ravens from a Very Excited Fan

sharon barski

A fan with Ravens fever shares her fun, somewhat funny, and PROUD letter to the Ravens and Mr. Harbaugh!
15281926391e42c83ef5db374a8f3c6d

Blog: Sandymount United Methodist Church--Small but Mighty

Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc.

Human Services Program staff acknowledge the amazing volunteer efforts of individuals and organizations in the community.
holiday

newsletter_2

You can also:
Follow us
Follow Patch on Twitter Follow Patch on Facebook Follow Patch on Rss

“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, January 18, 2012

Maryland Senate Session Adjourned in Memory of Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler



Maryland Senate Session Adjourned in Memory of Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler - Marylanders for Joe Getty January 18, 2012

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and I attended the funeral yesterday for Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler. In our official capacities, we offered condolences from all Maryland citizens to the family for their loss.

Today, at the end of the Senate legislative session, I moved that the Senate adjourn in memory of Airman 1st Class Seidler as a tribute to this Maryland Fallen Hero.

Seidler was 24-years-old and lived in Westminster where he graduated from Westminster High School in 2006.

When he joined the Air Force, he was accepted into the elite EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit. He was well-aware of the dangers he faced - the EOD personnel comprise only 1% of the Air Force but suffer 25% of the casualties.

On January 5, 2012, Seidler was part of a military convey of 27 vehicles engaged in hostile combat operations in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Earlier that day, his unit had defused two IEDs (improvised explosive devices) so that the convoy could continue its maneuvers. Tragically, his truck was hit by a third IED that killed Seidler and two other airmen.

The article by Kevin Dayhoff of the Carroll Eagle does an excellent job of capturing the outpouring of emotion and the honor and dignity given to this local hero during the funeral at Sol Levinson's & Bros. in Reisterstown. (click here)

Please keep the family of Airman 1st Class Matthew Seidler in your prayers.



+++++++++++++++

Military, Military Air Force, Military Department of Defense, Military Fallen Hero, Military Fallen Hero Carroll Co, Military ISAF, World Middle East Afghanistan, Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, MD Gen Assembly Senate, People Getty-Joe Getty, People Cardin Ben, People Brown Anthony,

The Carroll Eagle: www.explorecarroll.comhttp://www.explorecarroll.com/search/?s=Dayhoff&action=GO
Soundtrack: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.net/
Kevin Dayhoff Art: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/ or http://kevindayhoffart.com/ = http://www.kevindayhoff.com/
Kevin Dayhoff Westminster: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/ or http://www.westgov.net/ = www.kevindayhoff.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoff Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net
The Tentacle: www.thetentacle.com http://www.thetentacle.com/author.cfm?MyAuthor=41
Tumblr: Kevin Dayhoff Banana Stems www.kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/
Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/
Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/
Westminster Patch: http://westminster.patch.com/search?keywords=Dayhoff
E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com BEST VIEWED IN Chrome
My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/
+++++++++++++++

“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

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Guest at Carroll County's birthday recalls role in the War of 1812

Guest at Carroll County's birthday recalls role in the War of 1812

Guest at Carroll County's birthday recalls role in the War of 1812


Dr. William Beanes, guest at Carroll County's 175th birthday recalls role in the War of 1812

Eagle Archive By Kevin Dayhoff January 15, 2012 http://tinyurl.com/6q6fnf9

On Jan. 19, 2012 Carroll County will celebrate its 175th birthday. For the occasion, the Historical Society of Carroll County is inviting everyone to a party with cake — and a conversation with Dr. William Beanes… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/baltimorecounty/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0115-20120115,0,6252975.story

Dr. William Beanes, guest at Carroll County's 175th birthday recalls role in the War of 1812




 See also: Historical Society of Carroll Co to celebrate Carroll County’s 175 birthday Jan. 19 http://tinyurl.com/764x2tk http://twitpic.com/87uxln


[20120115 seo SCE guest at Carroll County's birthday]

*****

On Saturday evening I enjoyed Sushi at Asian Sakae restaurant in Westminster


On Saturday evening I enjoyed Sushi at Asian Sakae restaurant in Westminster



“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, January 12, 2012

Historical Society of Carroll Co to celebrate Carroll County’s 175 birthday Jan. 19

The Historical Society of Carroll County Invites You to the County's 175th Birthday on January 19, 2012 at 7:00p.m. Holy Cross Hall at the Church of the Ascension - Westminster

Holy Cross Hall in the Church of the Ascension will be the site of the annual Carroll County birthday party on January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy cake and punch with fellow Carroll Countians as we celebrate the 175th anniversary of the County's founding in 1837.

"Meet Dr. Beanes."

Through a first-person living history presentation by Paul E. Plamann, a senior staff member at Fort McHenry National Monument, we will discover a lesser known, but very important, figure in the story behind the 1814 British attack on Baltimore and the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

After the Battle of Bladensburg in August 1814, as the British forces were withdrawing from Upper Marlboro, two drunken stragglers were arrested by Dr. William Beanes, and thrown into jail.

One escaped, caught up to his unit and reported what had happened. A detachment of British soldiers returned to Upper Marlboro to free the imprisoned soldier and to arrest Dr. Beanes.

In order to obtain the release of Dr. Beanes, the townspeople of Upper Marlboro enlisted the help of Francis Scott Key of Georgetown.

Beanes, Key and an American army colonel (Skinner) were taken into custody by the British and detained eight miles off-shore from the shelling of Ft. McHenry. "By dawn's early light," they saw the American flag still flying over Ft. McHenry which led to Key's penning what became our national anthem.

Location:

The Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall
23 N. Court St. Westminster, MD 21157
Free parking is available in the lot on Ralph Street. Free admission.
For more information, call the HSCC at 410-848-6494


“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, January 9, 2012

Monte Leister and Friends concert at Birdies Café on Jan. 13


Join Monte Leister, Marc Scott, Nicole Lewis Swartz, and a few more friends for an evening of Music and more at Birdie’s Café in Westminster

Birdie’s Café Coffee House is located at 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157.

Monte Leister, Marc Scott, Nicole Lewis Swartz, will be playing at Birdies on Friday, January 13, 2012, 7 to 10 p.m.

Come on out, bring your friends grab a bite to eat or a great coffee and enjoy!

[20110113 Monte Leister and Friends Birdies]




“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

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Baltimore Bead Society Winter Bead and Jewelry Show Jan. 7 and 8 2012







Saturday, January 7-10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, January 8-10 am to 4 pm
GARY J. ARTHUR COMMUNITY CENTER AT GLENWOOD
COOKSVILLE, MD

Details

GETTING THERE
The Gary J. Arthur Community Center is in Glenwood in Cooksville, MD. There is ample free parking adjacent to the Center.

ADMISSION & FEES

Admission is $5. Additional class fees and kits are reasonably priced for people who want to take multiple classes.

ADA ACCESS
The Center is completely handicap accessible.

FOOD
Salazar Catering, "Striving to Deliver Perfection Since 1994"
Eduardo G. Salazar Owner/Operator

[20120107 and 8 Baltimore Bead Soc Winter Bead Jewelry Show] [20120107 Winter Bead and Jewelry Show]


“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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Westminster Patch Artist Profile: Carolyn Seabolt Keeps the Art of Tinsel Painting Alive


++++++++++++++
++++++++++++++


Carolyn Seabolt, artist, teacher and illustrator aims to revive the dying art of tinsel painting.

By Kerri Gaither January 3, 2012




Carolyn Seabolt is working to keep the art of tinsel painting alive. 

Seabolt, who was the art department chair at Westminster High School, said that when she was in her 20s she saw a woman exhibiting the now-rare tinsel painting at a fair in Pennsylvania. She was so impressed that she learned as much as she could about the craft; gaining knowledge and skills that she now passes on to her own students in an effort to keep this “dying art” alive. 

Tinsel painting was highly popular in England and France in the 1800s. It started as an artistic way for women to re-purpose foil, or tinsel, as the English called it, from teas that their husbands brought home. Tinsel painting involves painting in reverse on glass with stains and acrylic paint. Once painted, foil, or tinsel, is placed behind the transparency, giving it a glitter.

“Tinsel painting is a beautiful type of art that is not around anymore. I teach it in hopes that the craft will not die out completely” Seabolt said.

Seabolt spends her summers teaching silk scarf painting and tinsel painting at Common Ground held at McDaniel College. She also teaches watercolor classes at Carroll Community College and at her very own Cat Tracks Studiohttp://westminster.patch.com/articles/artist-profile-carolyn-seabolt-keeping-the-art-of-tinsel-painting-alive

[…]


Seabolt’s works can be viewed at the Shop at Cockey’s, Mat About You in Ellicott City, and by appointment in her own Cat Tracks Studio.















“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

Friday, January 6, 2012

Kelly Heck Photography: Come check out the exhibit, "Beautiful Silence", by Kelly Heck - Feb 4 2012

Kelly Heck Photography: Come check out the exhibit, "Beautiful Silence", b...: http://kellyheckphotography.blogspot.com/2011/12/come-check-out-exhibit-beautiful.html

In exactly one month, the reception for my solo show opens! I hope to see many of my local friends and community out to enjoy the show. G...

Kelly Heck Photography: Come check out the exhibit, "Beautiful Silence", by Kelly Heck - Feb 4 2012

Come check out the exhibit, "Beautiful Silence", by Kelly Heck - Feb 4 2012

Photography by Kelly Heck, Westminster, MarylandIn exactly one month, the reception for my solo show opens! I hope to see many of my local friends and community out to enjoy the show.

Guests will also enjoy shows in the center’s other gallery spaces when stopping by. Other February shows include Michael Langley, Brooklyn NY based painter, the Baltimore Watercolor Society juried show, Richard Weiblinger macro photography and Cardew Evans, mixed media wall sculpture.

For more details about the show (date/time/location), please continue reading the invitation, below! Thanks!

You are invited to attend a photographic exhibition at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD. Meet the artist, Kelly Heck, on February 4, 2012 from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm and enjoy the Beautiful Silence series, which features winter landscapes in and around Carroll County, Maryland. If you cannot attend the reception, please consider stopping by during the show from January 28th till March 25th.

If you could, please RSVP! I would love to know who's able to attend. You can RSVP on Facebook or LinkedIn:
RSVP on Facebook
RSVP on LinkedIn

CAN’T MAKE IT? CONNECT WITH KELLY ONLINE:
PORTFOLIO: www.kellyheckphotography.cm
SHOP: kellyheckphotography.storenvy.com
BLOG: kellyheckphotography.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/kellyheckphotography
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/KellyHeckPhoto

http://kellyheckphotography.blogspot.com/2011/12/come-check-out-exhibit-beautiful.html

If you have any questions feel free to contact me (Kelly) or contact The Delaplaine directly at 301.698.0656.
Thanks so much, and hope to see you soon!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Main Street Happenings This Weekend - Westminster, MD Patch

Main Street Happenings This Weekend - Westminster, MD Patch:

"Main Street Happenings This Weekend

Live music, art and the Civil War for kids--all on Westminster's Main Street this weekend.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Big turn out for first annual Westminster New Year’s Eve celebration


At the stroke of midnight New Year’s Day in downtown Westminster, nothing dropped. Not a brightly lighted ball - or anything, for that matter.

As the crowd shouted in unison, “five, four, three, two, one; Happy New Year” - a large American flag was raised on a bright yellow bucket lift donated by Ben’s Rental. “2012” accompanied the flag in numbers in bright lights on a homemade four-by- eight Styrofoam backboard powered by a portable generator.

“Hey, you know, I mean, why not, we’re always looking up in Westminster…and if anything, we’re patriotic…,” said Westminster Kevin Utz with a broad grin, as he nodded approvingly at the flag suspended about thirty-five-feet in the air above Main Street.

With the temperature in the lower 40s, no snow and hardly any wind, the weather was perfect for almost 500 people who attended the first annual Westminster New Year’s Eve celebration in historic downtown Westminster Saturday night.

Lori Graham, who spearheaded the event, had put a great deal of thought as to “what the heck do you drop” for a new Westminster New Year’s Eve tradition. Oh, there were plenty of silly ideas, smiled Graham devilishly. In the end, it was decided to not drop anything at all.

In honor of the troops, the men and women in uniform, coming home from the Middle East, Graham wanted to honor their service by raising the flag for the Carroll County New Year’s celebration in the first unit block of West Main Street. “I wanted a patriotic Westminster family-oriented event.”

The Westminster police and the Westminster street department blocked-off the area just minutes before 11:30 p.m., Saturday evening, as folks had already begun to gather.

Westminster Councilman Tony Chiavacci was there, with thirty folks from his New Year’s Eve party. “I brought the whole party here,” said Chiavacci as he peered over the crowd. “Great to see everyone here… Give us a couple of years and look out Times Square,” in a reference to the hundreds of thousands who attend the traditional dropping of an expensive Tiffany Ball.

New York City got started on its New Year’s Eve celebration over a hundred years ago - in 1906. This was Westminster’s first year for a family-community celebration and Graham and city officials and other community leaders got started on last Saturday’s event, about 100-days ago...

“Just like New York,” said Bernie Stallknecht, from Hampstead. She was there with her family. “We unusually go the (Baltimore) harbor. We wanted to support a Carroll County celebration… (This was) just wonderful. Keep it local.”


“No wonder they came here. New York hasn’t got anything on Westminster,” added Graham, as families hugged and kissed and strangers greeted each other with “Happy New Year.”

Westminster Volunteer Fire Department President Bob Cumberland, watched from the back of the crowd with fire department treasurer Bob Ruby and Westminster Police Chief Jeff Spaulding – who was busy coordinating crowd control with Captain Nancy Yeager.

“Happy New Year – be safe in 2012. We’re thankful for all the community support last year and looking forward to even better things this year,” said Cumberland.

Ruby, who also serves with the fire police, stopped in the middle of his greeting to listen to his radio. “Happy… wait a minute. Well, there goes the first call of the year, shrubs on fire from fireworks… Where was I? Oh, Happy New Year.”

Utz noted that he was “overwhelmed with the turn-out. We thought we might just get a few folks – a Westminster crowd - from the downtown restaurants. But, families came from all over Carroll County,” said Utz.

Long after midnight, Utz, Graham, Westminster Street Superintendent Larry Bloom, Westminster Administrator of Economic Development Stan Ruchlewicz and his wife, Pat, waited patiently to dismantle the flag and lights while families lined-up to have their pictures taken with the “2012” display.

Ruchlewicz was all smiles as he and his wife clicked-away with cameras handed to them. “Great turn out for a first time event,” said Ruchlewicz, a seasoned urban planner and veteran of helping putting together many events over the years. “Especially for a family-centered event at midnight…”

Mike Johnson, from Westminster, was also pleased with the event and added, “All traditions have to start somewhere…” as he surveyed the families having their pictures taken.

Bloom, who is also in charge of the city’s snow clearing operations, was glad for good weather. “This weather was great for a good turn out,” said Bloom as he began to unplug the lights.

“This was awesome,” Graham kept saying to no one in particular. “Just awesome that so many families came out. It’s good to have a local community event for families right here in Carroll County.”


+++++++++++++++


Labels: Maryland Municipal League see MML, MML, MML Municipal League
Kevin Dayhoff Soundtrack: http://www.kevindayhoff.net/ 
Kevin Dayhoff Art: http://www.kevindayhoffart.com/
My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/

“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