Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Charles Fisher Sr., 95, attorney and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, dies

Charles Fisher Sr., 95, attorney and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, dies http://tinyurl.com/7hsohej

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Charles Osborne Fisher Sr., 95, a long standing Westminster attorney, bank director, past chair of the Health Services Cost Review Commission and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, died June 22 at his home after a brief illness.

In addition to his leadership in local, state and national legal circles, Fisher was also known as a distinguished member of the banking, medical and political community and was a member of St. John Catholic Church.

He was a member of the New Windsor State Bank board of directors for more than 60 years. In addition to being one of the co-founders of Carroll Hospital Center in 1961, Fisher also served on the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission for 11 years, beginning in 1986…. http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-charles-fisher-0701-20120626,0,6763917.story


Charles Fisher Sr., 95, attorney and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, dies

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Charles Fisher Sr., 95, attorney and last surviving co-founder of Carroll Hospital Center, dies

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Eagle Archive: Recalling Richard Dixon, and a son's pride in his father's legacy

Eagle Archive: Recalling Richard Dixon, and a son's pride in his father's legacy

Kevin Dayhoff – Baltimore Sun Recalling Richard Dixon

Eagle Archive: Recalling Richard Dixon, and a son's pride in his father's legacy




On March 5, 2010 Bernie Jones, a member of the Carroll Community College Foundation board of directors, introduced Timothy A. Dixon as a guest speaker for an author’s book talk at the 13th annual Random House Book Fair. Tim Dixon wrote a book, “Maryland’s First Black State Treasurer” about his father Richard N. Dixon. (2005 Photo by Kevin Dayhoff / June 15, 2012)  

1994 election campaign poster photo courtesy of “Maryland's First Black Treasurer-Richard Dixon” by Richard N. Dixon’s son, Timothy A. Dixon. The book is available at the Historical Society of Carroll County.


On March 5, 2010 Bernie Jones, a member of the Carroll Community College Foundation board of directors, introduced Timothy A. Dixon as a guest speaker for an author’s book talk at the 13th annual Random House Book Fair. Tim Dixon wrote a book, “Maryland’s First Black State Treasurer” about his father Richard N. Dixon. (2005 Photo by Kevin Dayhoff / June 15, 2012)


It is a sad circumstance that in the past two weeks, we have said farewell to two people who have meant so much to our community.

Last week we mourned the loss of Westminster's Stan Ruchlewicz.

This week, our county and our state said good-bye to a dedicated public official and pioneer, Richard N. Dixon.

Dixon, 74, a New Windsor resident, former Maryland state treasurer and member of the House of Delegates, died June 7 from complications of a stroke. After a service on June 12, in the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University, he was laid to rest in St. Luke's United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sykesville.


Those active in Carroll County leadership in the 1970s through the 2002 knew Dixon as a steadfast, consistent and stalwart public servant.

He set the standard for representational government and constituent service. He never failed to represent the best interests of the voters from Carroll County, and did so with uncommon wisdom and uncanny common sense.

I vividly recall several years ago — it was March 5, 2010 — when Dixon's son, Timothy Dixon, gave an author's book talk at the 13th annual Random House Book Fair at Carroll Community College… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0617-20120615,0,2507351.story









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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Appreciation: Stan Ruchlewicz brought knowledge, expertise and main street values to Westminster

Appreciation: Stan Ruchlewicz brought knowledge, expertise and main street values to Westminster




This is a photo that I took of Stan from the roof of the old firehouse building on Main Street, on May 8, 2004. Stan and I had gone there to gather a bird's eye view of the city. That day we were up there for hours, brainstorming and discussing economic development and planning ideas for Westminster.

Stan was recognized by many as a leading authority on planning and economic development for small communities. Because he was also an artist, he understood the value of a vibrant arts and culture presence in a community and he was good at thinking out of the box. He had a wonderful sense of humor and he clearly understood that it was not good enough to be the best, you had to be nice, and Stan was one of the nicest public officials I have ever worked with in my forty-years of working with the public.

I'm really sad about Stan's passing. It is a great personal loss for me and a huge loss for the Westminster and Maryland.

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Stan Ruchlewicz, the City of Westminster's administrator of economic development and Main Street manager, died June 5.

The news in Westminster spread quickly Tuesday that he had suffered a heart attack earlier in the day.

Ruchlewicz came to Westminster in May 2001 from Havre de Grace, where he had been hired in 1989 as the town's director of planning and zoning. During his time there, he worked with then-mayor, now Harford County Executive David Craig…. READ MORE: http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-stan-ruchlewicz-0610-20120606,0,4825178.story

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