Monday, November 26, 2012

Eagle Archive: Big Baker Chapel hangs as an ornament of Westminster history

Eagle Archive: Big Baker Chapel hangs as an ornament of Westminster history
Baltimore Sun Carroll Explore Carroll Eagle Archive: Big Baker Chapel hangs as an ornament of Westminster history By Kevin E. Dayhoff, November 24, 2012 http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1125-20121124,0,5911926.story

Recently the General Federation of Women's Clubs' Woman's Club of Westminster unveiled Big Baker Chapel as its ninth holiday ornament for the Christmas season.

The ornament sale is a fundraiser for the club, which for the last 101 years has provided community service and support. According to the club, "The sales from these ornaments enable our Club to help serve the needs in our community including the arts, conservation, education, home life, international outreach and public issues."

In past years, the Woman's Club has paid tribute to McDaniel College's (Little) Baker Chapel and Ward Memorial Arch, Westminster City Hall and the Carroll County Courthouse.

Other buildings recognized by the club include the Westminster Armory, the bell and clock tower that sits atop the old Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1 fire hall, the Old Stone Building on Liberty Street and the Shellman house on the campus of the Historical Society of Carroll County… Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1125-20121124,0,5911926.story

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eagle Archive: Recalling when a Bull Moose 'Teddy' charged through Westminster

Eagle Archive: Recalling when a Bull Moose 'Teddy' charged through Westminster



Eagle Archive: Recalling when a Bull Moose 'Teddy' charged through Westminster

In this 1912 photo by Philip Myers, former President Teddy Roosevelt delivers a campaign speech from the front of the American Sentinel newspaper office in Westminster. (Historical photo by Philip Myers / November 17, 2012)

By Kevin E. Dayhoff November 17, 2012

Presidential election politics are over for 2012 (well, sort of), but we can still recall local history related to our nation's chief executives. For instance, the Nov. 15, 1964, edition of the Baltimore Sun's Sunday Magazine carried a story by Philip Myers with the headline, "I Remember … Theodore Roosevelt in Westminster."

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In 1912, Myers was a freshman at then-Western Maryland College — now McDaniel — and one of his hobbies was photography…. http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1118-20121114,0,4694880.story
“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

Angel tree unveiling launches Westminster's Shop With A Cop drive

Angel tree unveiling launches Westminster's Shop With A Cop drive


“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

Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus

Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus


Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus By Kevin Dayhoff, November 20, 2012 Planning for Christmas in Westminster is almost as much a cherished tradition as the holiday itself… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-remembering-stan-1118-20121119,0,4483663.story

But for many, Christmas 2012 will not quite be the same without Stan Ruchlewicz, the City of Westminster's administrator of economic development and Main Street manager, who died of a heart attack on June 5 at age 56.

During the holiday season, Ruchlewicz was a perennial fixture at the Locust Lane Santa House, serving as "Stanta" Claus to the delight of children and parents alike.

But he was also a driving force behind many of the events that make up the annual Miracle on Main Street activities in Westminster: the parade, the tree lighting and other special events that bring people, businesses and organizations together… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-remembering-stan-1118-20121119,0,4483663.story


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Carroll County Times: Westminster holiday events


And for more news and information on Westminster holiday events go to:


November 10, 2012

Small Business Saturday Shopping Extravaganza

What it is: Small Business Saturday takes place one day after Black Friday. It gives shoppers an opportunity to visit Main Street businesses for potential holiday gifts.

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24 at businesses throughout downtown Westminster
Miracle on Main Street parade

What it is: The annual holiday electric light parade features floats from area businesses and nonprofits traveling along Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street.


When: "Miracle on Main Street" airs at 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Parade starts at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 Youth activities to follow from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Westminster Family Fitness Center.

Carroll County Arts Council Festival of Wreaths

What: The annual fundraiser will feature wreaths decorated by dozens of area businesses and artists. Each wreath goes to the highest bidder in a weeklong silent auction

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Nov. 24-Dec. 1 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster

Starlight Shopping

What: Main Street businesses stay open late for a chance to shop for gifts.

When: 5-10 p.m. Dec. 7 at various area downtown Westminster businesses



“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, November 5, 2012

Area artists paint the town during book signing

Area artists paint the town during book signing


Area artists set up easels and painted in the cold morning air Saturday as throngs of best-selling author Nora Roberts’ fans lined up for a noon book signing.

Promotions bill Roberts’ “Inn BoonsBoro” trilogy as being “inspired by the inn (she) owns and the town she loves.” The inn referenced is the boutique-style bed-and-breakfast hotel of the same name as the trilogy on the square in Boonsboro. Roberts updated the property in 2008 with a $3 million renovation. ... http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-area-artists-paint-the-town-during-book-signing-20121103%2C0%2C2685631.story