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Monday, July 28, 2008

Fans of L.E.D.’s Say This Bulb’s Time Has Come by ERIC A. TAUB July 28, 2008


Fans of L.E.D.’s Say This Bulb’s Time Has Come by ERIC A. TAUB July 28, 2008

When the Sentry Equipment Corporation in Oconomowoc, Wis., was considering how to light its new factory last year, the company’s president, Michael Farrell, decided to try something new:
light emitting diodes, or L.E.D.’s.

“I knew L.E.D.’s were used in stoplights. I wondered why they can’t be used in buildings,” Mr. Farrell said. “So I went on a mission.”

What Mr. Farrell found was a light source that many of the biggest bulb manufacturers are now convinced will supplant incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs.

[…]

L.E.D. bulbs, with their brighter light and longer life, have already replaced standard bulbs in many of the nation’s traffic lights. Indeed, the red, green and yellow signals are — aside from the tiny blinking red light on a DVD player, a cellphone or another electronic device — probably the most familiar application of the technology.

But it is showing up in more prominent spots. The ball that descends in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is illuminated with L.E.D.’s. And the managers of the
Empire State Building are considering a proposal to light it with L.E.D. fixtures, which would allow them to remotely change the building’s colors to one of millions of variations.

The nation’s Big Three of lighting —
General Electric, Osram Sylvania and Royal Philips Electronics — are embracing a new era of more efficient technologies, like halogen, compact fluorescent and solid-state devices. Encouraged by legislation and the rising cost of energy, as well as concerns about greenhouse gases, consumers are swapping out incandescent bulbs.

The switch is forcing a fast change in strategy, as companies reposition their manufacturing lines. General Electric, for instance, said earlier this month that it was spinning off its unit that makes bulbs.

The bulb makers face a tough problem. Their businesses were built on customers who regularly replaced light bulbs. How do you make a profit when new lighting may commonly last 50 to 100 times as long as a standard bulb? Compact fluorescents, which use less than one-third the power and last up to 10 times as long as standard bulbs, have replaced incandescent bulbs in many homes and offices.

[…]


Read the rest of the article here:
Fans of L.E.D.’s Say This Bulb’s Time Has Come by ERIC A. TAUB July 28, 2008


20080728 Fans of L.E.D.’s Say This Bulb Time Has Come by Eric Taub

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Westminster's sacred places are shrines of community life



My Sunday Carroll Eagle column is up…


Westminster's sacred places are shrines of community life

EAGLE ARCHIVE By Kevin Dayhoff Posted on
www.explorecarroll.com on 7/25/08


Since this is a Sunday column, I do hope it's fitting to talk about sacred places.

Not necessarily houses of worship, mind you, though those are most often considered sacred places.

I'm thinking of the sacred public places as described in a 1981 book by Dr. Ira Zepp [pictured here in a 1996 file photo] and Marty Lanham, "Sacred Spaces of Westminster."

I thought of the book as I sat in a recent Common Council meeting at Westminster City Hall -- a building that many consider one of the true sacred places in Carroll County.

At the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Tom Ferguson read a proclamation recognizing July as Recreation and Parks Month, and paid tribute to the city's recreation and parks director Ron Schroers, as well as other employees who work tirelessly for our benefit.

One of the recreational facilities that Schroers oversees is the popular Westminster playground in the heart of the city.

The playground is one the first pictures, taken by Lanham, in that 1981 book.

Moreover, toward the end of the book, the authors discuss one of the overlooked sacred landmarks in Westminster: the Memorial Gateway to the Westminster playground off of Center Street.

Zepp and Lanham explain that the "gateway was given to the city by H. Peyton Gorsuch in 1937. Its primary purpose was to acknowledge the community's debt to Carroll Countians who had served in the nation's wars."

The book goes on to highlight public places such as Belle Grove Square, various other parks, gardens, memorials and monuments.

Read the entire column here:
Westminster's sacred places are shrines of community life

When he is not watching the ducks at the Westminster Community Pond, Kevin Dayhoff can be reached at kdayhoff@carr.org. Please don't feed the ducks ... or the Dayhoff.

20080725 Westminster's sacred places are shrines of community life

Labels and related: People Carroll County Zepp – Dr. Ira Zepp, Religion Dayhoff articles and essays, Art The Library, Art The Library Carroll County, History Westminster, Dayhoff Art writing essays and articles,

Westminster Dept Recreation and Parks Westminster Playground, Westminster Dept Recreation and Parks Dir Ron Schroers, Westminster Mayor 200505 to 2009 Thomas K. Ferguson

Dear Parents: Please Relax, It’s Just Camp July 26, 2008 By TINA KELLEY for the New York Times

Whether or not you are involved in the customer service business – working for the public in the private or public sector, you will understand this piece all too well: Dear Parents: Please Relax, It’s Just Camp July 26, 2008 By TINA KELLEY for the New York Times.
July 26, 2008 By TINA KELLEY

HONESDALE, Pa. — A dozen 9-year-old girls in jelly-bean-colored bathing suits were learning the crawl at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp one recent morning as older girls in yellow and green camp uniforms practiced soccer, fused glass in the art studio or tried out the climbing wall.

Their parents, meanwhile, were bombarding the camp with calls: one wanted help arranging private guitar lessons for her daughter, another did not like the sound of her child’s voice during a recent conversation, and a third needed to know — preferably today — which of her daughter’s four varieties of vitamins had run out. All before lunch.

Answering these and other urgent queries was Karin Miller, 43, a stay-at-home mother during the school year with a doctorate in psychology, who is redefining the role of camp counselor. She counsels parents, spending her days from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. printing out reams of e-mail messages to deliver to Bryn Mawr’s 372 female campers and leaving voice mail messages for their parents that always begin, “Nothing’s wrong, I’m just returning your call.”

Jill Tipograph, a camp consultant, said most high-end sleep-away camps in the Northeast now employ full-time parent liaisons like Ms. Miller, who earns $6,000 plus a waiver of the camp’s $10,000 tuition for each of her two daughters. Ms. Tipograph describes the job as “almost like a hotel concierge listening to a client’s needs.”

The liaisons are emblematic of what sleep-away camp experts say is an increasing emphasis on catering to increasingly high-maintenance parents, including those who make unsolicited bunk placement requests, flagrantly flout a camp’s ban on cellphones and junk food, and consider summer an ideal time to give their offspring a secret vacation from
Ritalin.

One camp psychologist said she used to spend half her time on parental issues; now it’s 80 percent. Dan Kagan, co-director of Bryn Mawr, has started visiting every new family’s home in the spring and calling those parents on the first or second day of camp to reassure them.

[…]

Read the rest here:
Dear Parents: Please Relax, It’s Just Camp

Friday, July 25, 2008

Parents Can Help Ease the Burden By Mara Lee Special to The Washington Post Saturday

Parents Can Help Ease the Burden By Mara Lee Special to The Washington Post Saturday

See also:
20080719 Mom's House, Your Responsibility by Mara Lee, Special to The Washington Post

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2008/07/moms-house-your-responsibility-by-mara.html

Related:
Business and Economics, Business and Economics Wills and Estates, Children Parenting and Intergenerational studies, Real Estate, Real Estate property management

By Mara Lee Special to The Washington Post Saturday, July 19, 2008; F02

There are things parents can do to make it easier for their children to handle their affairs after they die or if they should become unable to manage them.

Most important: Tell them where everything is. Where's your will? Where do you have bank accounts, stock holdings or safety deposit boxes? Where are those statements? Where are your tax records? Your utility bills?


Read the rest here:
Parents Can Help Ease the Burden

Mom's House, Your Responsibility by Mara Lee, Special to The Washington Post

Mom's House, Your Responsibility by Mara Lee, Special to The Washington Post
Special to The Washington Post, Saturday, July 19, 2008
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/18/AR2008071801413.html
Labels:
Business and Economics
Business and Economics Wills and Estates
Real Estate
Real Estate property management
Children Parenting and Intergenerational studies

With the experience of 25 years in the property maintenance business, I thought the article that follows – and the companion piece, “
Parents Can Help Ease the Burden,” by Mara Lee, was an excellent introduction to a difficult subject…

Managing the home after a parent dies can be fraught with difficulties. Here's a guide to bringing about a successful sale.

By Mara Lee, Special to The Washington Post, Saturday, July 19, 2008; F01

Carylin Waterval's mother had no will -- and no time to prepare one.
At 63, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and died within three weeks, leaving behind a small business and a four-bedroom house in Ashburn. Waterval, who lives in Alexandria and whose brother lives in Texas, found herself in charge of all the financial paperwork -- bank accounts, stock holdings, tax records and unpaid bills. Even though Waterval, 42, is an accountant, she found the volume overwhelming.

Selling a house after a parent's death can be a lengthy and daunting undertaking. Household bills still have to be paid. Then there's the matter of deciding who wants what, how to ship it to them and how to dispose of the rest. There's finding a real estate agent, deciding how to present the house and arriving at a price. And all this work may have to be done from out of town.

Until you sell the house, you have to manage it.


Read the rest here:
Mom's House, Your Responsibility

A Reader question about Frederick Douglass visiting Westminster


A Reader question about Frederick Douglass visiting Westminster

July 24, 2008

Fredrick Douglass, pictured here in an 1879 photograph by George K. Warren, was born near Hillsboro, Talbot County, Maryland in February 1818.

A reader recently asked if I had ever written about Frederick Douglass visiting Westminster, Maryland.

I briefly mentioned Mr. Douglass’ visit on October 13, 1870 in a Westminster Eagle Article on July 11, 2007:

20070711 The Davis Library part 2

“The continuing odyssey of the Library”

The Davis Library part 2 (See also: 20070627 Davis Library part 1)

Or here:
http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/tag/westminster+scrapbook+davis+library

Westminster Eagle

July 11, 2007 © by Kevin Dayhoff (669 words – as filed)

[…]

In the beginning “it was open to the public on Friday afternoons at the Odd Fellow’s Hall” – now known as Opera House Printing Company, at 140 East Main Street.

[…]

A brief word about the Odd Fellow’s Hall. According to Chris Weeks’ book, “The Building of Westminster,” the hall is located on what “was the site of Jacob Mathias’ tanyard, shop, and residence” before he sold it for $375.00 in 1854.

According to Ms. Warner [“Carroll County Maryland – A History 1837-1976,” by Nancy Warner,] the building was dedicated in 1858. At the time, it was “the largest building in town except the court house…”

The Odd Fellow’s Hall is a storied place that is involved with much of Carroll County’s history and tradition of moving the ball forward. Ms. Warner notes that over the years, it has “provided rooms for a printing press, schools, libraries, an oyster saloon, plays, club meetings, concerts, and lectures in the nineteenth century, plus movies and a (sewing) factory in the early twentieth century.”

It is also little known that the famed national leader and orator, Frederick Douglass once spoke at the Odd Fellow’s Hall. Ms. Warner notes an October 13, 1870 “American Sentinel” account of his address in which it would appear that he was well received.

[…]

Read the rest here:
20070711 The Davis Library part 2

20080724 A Reader question about Frederick Douglass visiting Westminster

See also:

20070627 Davis Library part 1

20070711 The Davis Library part 2

Thursday, July 24, 2008

2008 CARROLL COUNTY 4-H & FFA FAIR SCHEDULE

2008 CARROLL COUNTY 4-H & FFA FAIR SCHEDULE

http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/2008/PDFs/Schedule%20of%20Events.pdf

http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/


Saturday, July 26, 2008, 7:00 PM Combine Demolition Derby - Upper Horse Ring:

http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/2008/PDFs/2008%20Combine%20Demo%20Derby%20%20Good%20_3_.pdf

Westminster, MD 21158 - Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair weather forecast from “Weatherbug.”


Friday July 25, 2008 through Sunday night

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
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(Subject to change without notice)

May 16, 2008 Activity Book

May 16, 2008 Writing Entries Due

June 16, 2008 Fair Entry Deadline

July 3, 2008 Grandparent Essay Contest Entries due

July 7, 2008 Vegetable, Flower & Herb Gardens Judged

July 12, 2008 Fashion Fun Fest

July 16, 2008 Rabbit Judging Practicum

July 19, 2008- 8:00 Barn Setup Livestock Area - Shipley Building

July 19, 2008- 12:00 Mandatory Livestock Orientation - Shipley Building

July 19, 2008- 8:00-3:00 Exhibitor packets & parking passes handed out - Shipley Building

July 19, 2008- 9:00 AM Arc Welding Contest

July 20, 2008- 8:00AM Red Building (Indoor Exhibit Area) Setup

July 20, 2008- 8:00AM-2:00 Exhibitor packets & parking passes handed out - Red Building

July 20, 2008-8:00AM Livestock Area Setup if needed - Shipley Building

THURSDAY JULY 24, 2008

8:00 AM Fair Beautification Set-up - Fair Grounds

9:00AM - 12:00PM Booths & Banners Entered - Red Building

9:00 AM -12:00 PM Engineering & Technology Exhibits Entered & Judged - Red Building

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Shoe Box Floats Entered - Red Building

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Craft Department Exhibits Entered & Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM General Dept. Exhibits Entered & Judged - Red Building

FRIDAY JULY 25, 2008

9:00 AM Tractor Operator Contest & Certification - Gessell Parking Lot

10:00AM Fair Beautifications Exhibits Judges - Fair Grounds

11:00AM Garden Tractor/ Small Engine Operator Contest - Gessell Parking Lot

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Garden Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mechanical Arts Entered - Therapeutic Ring

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Photography Dept. Entered and Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Clothing Entered & Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Silk & Dried Floral Exhibits Entered - Red Building

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Art Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

12 Noon -5:00 PM Poultry Exhibits Entered - Poultry Barn

5:00 PM Tractor Pull - Farm Stock (Gates open at 4pm) - Upper Horse Ring

7:30 PM Tractor Pull - Interstate Tractor Pullers - Upper Horse Ring

SATURDAY JULY 26, 2008

8:00 AM Breeding Swine, Breeding Sheep, Breeding Meat Goats Exhibits in Place - Shipley Building

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Carroll County Farmers Market - Lower Parking Lot

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Woodworking Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM INDOOR BUILDING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR JUDGING - Red Building

9:00 AM Bicycle Contest - Farm Museum

9:00 AM Breeding Beef Heifer Exhibits in Place - Shipley Building

9:00 AM Breeding Swine show followed by Breeding Meat Goat, Breeding Beef Heifer and Breeding Sheep Show - Shipley Building

9:00 AM Rocket Entry and Judging – Gessell

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ag Commodities Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Canning Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Club Books Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Natural Resources Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Home Environment Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Family Life Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wool Exhibits entered only (Judging on Tuesday) - Red Building

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Plants and Flowers Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Clover Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Robotics Demonstration - Activity Tent

9:00 AM Antique Tractor Show - Vendor Area

10:00 AM Alpaca Show - Shipley Building

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lost Arts Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

12:00 PM Rockets Launched – Gessell

12:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull Registration - In Front of Shipley Building

1:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull - In Front of Shipley Building

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM Indoor Exhibits Open to the Public - Red Building

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Service Learning Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM Consumer Education Judging Contest - Extension Office

4:00 PM Clover Food Entry Bake Sale - Red Building

5:00 PM Family Fun Fest - Activity Tent

7:00 PM 21 the Difference (Band) - Activity Tent

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Market Livestock Arrive at Fair - Shipley Building

6:30 PM Be a Farmer Contest - Ag Sravgantza Tent

7:00 PM Combine Demolition Derby - Upper Horse Ring

Sunday July 27, 2008

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Market Livestock Exhibits arrive at Fair - Shipley Building

8:00 AM Automotive Contest - Gessell Parking Lot

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building open to the public - Red Building

9:00 AM Dog Show – TBD

9:00 AM Market Goat Weigh In - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rabbit Exhibits Entered - Rabbit Barn

9:00AM - 3PM Antique Tractor Show - Vendor Area

10:00 AM Non-Denominational Worship (Christian Farmers) - Shipley Building

10:00 AM Market Swine followed by Market Sheep weigh In - Shipley Building

10:00 AM Carriage ShowUpper - Horse Ring

11:00 AM Mule Show and Jump Lower - Horse Ring

12:00 PM Gospel Travelers Concert - Activity Tent

12:00 PM Livestock Orientation - Shipley Building

12:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull Registration - In Front of Shipley

1:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull - In Front of Shipley

2:30 PM Battle of the Gospel Groups - Activity Tent

3:00 PM Clover Small Pet Show - Shipley Building

3:30 PM Small Animal Dress Up - Shipley Building

4:00 PM Clover Poultry Exhibits Judged - Poultry Barn

5:30 PM Parade Line Up - Farm Museum

6:00 PM Parade - Fair Grounds

7:30 PM Carroll County Farm Bureau Ambassador Contest - Activity Tent

7:30 PM Exhibitor Appreciation Concert with Twenty For Seven - Upper Horse Ring

Monday July 28, 2008

8:00 AM Rabbit Exhibits Judged - Rabbit Barn

8:00 AM English Horse Show - Lower Horse Rings

8:00 AM Beef Steers in Place/Weigh In - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building Open to the Public - Red Building

9:00 AM Poultry Exhibits Judged - Poultry Barn

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Dairy Cattle Exhibits Entered - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Dairy Steers Exhibits Entered - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Dairy Goat Exhibits Entered - Shipley Building

12:00 PM Meat Goat Department Show - Shipley Building

2:00 PM Poultry Showmanship Contest - Poultry Barn

3:00 PM Beef Clip Out Contest - Shipley Building

5:00 PM Mini Fashion Review - Activity Tent

5:30 PM Sheep Showmanship, Shepherd Classes and Club Groups to follow -
Shipley Building

6:00 PM Carroll County Performing Arts Club - Activity Tent

7:00 PM Dairy Cattle Exhibits in Place - Shipley Building

7:15 PM Dairy Goat Orientation - Tent in front of Shipley

7:30 PM Demolition Derby - Upper Horse Ring

7:30 PM Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Orientation - Tent in front of Shipley

8:30 PM Dairy Fit Out Contest - Shipley Building

Tuesday July 29, 2008

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Dairy Steer Weigh In - Shipley Building

8:00 AM Swine Showmanship - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building Open to Building - Red Building

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Children's Day Activities - Activity Tent

9:00 AM Dairy Goat Fitting & Showing Followed by Breeding Goat Show - Tent in front of Shipley

9:30 AM Horticulture Judging Contest - Extension Building

3:00 PM Dairy Goat Team Fit-Out Contest - Shipley Building

4:00 PM Shepherds Lead Contest- Shipley Arena - Shipley Building

5:30 PM Market Sheep Show - Shipley Building

7:00 PM Skid Steer Contest - Upper Horse Ring

7:00 PM Entertainment-TBA - Activity Tent

Wednesday July 30, 2008

8:00 AM Western Horse Show - Lower Horse Rings

9:00 AM Rabbit Fitting & Showing - Rabbit Barn

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Indoor Building Closed to the Public for Judging of Baked Goods – Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Food Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Nathan Blizzard Hall Closed for Cake Auction - Nathan Blizzard Halls

3:00 PM Market Swine Show - Shipley Building

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM Medford & Alesia Buildings Open to the Public - Medford & Alesia

6:15 PM Hall of Fame and Friends of the Fair Awards - Activity Tent

6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Bake sale items (not included in cake auction) - Red Building

7:00 PM Cake Auction - Activity Tent

7:00 PM Horse Pull - Upper Horse Ring

Thursday July 31, 2008

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sr. Citizen Exhibits Entered and Judged - Blizzard Building

9:00 AM- 10:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building Open to Public - Red Building

8:30 AM Dairy Judging Contest - Shipley Building

10 AM - 12:00 PM Small Pet Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building - Small pet Exhibits will be released after judging

10:00 AM Poultry Judging Contest - Poultry Barn

12:00 PM Beef Cattle Fitting & Showing Contest followed by Dairy Steer Fitting and Showing Contest starting approx. 2:30 - Shipley Building

1:00 PM Written Rabbit Judging Contest - Rabbit Barn

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sr. Citizen Social - Activity Tent

5:00 PM Market Steer Show - Red Building

6:30 PM Grandparents contest Winners Announced - Activity Tent

7:00 PM DJ and Dancing - Activity Tent

7:00 PM Mule Pull - Upper Horse Ring

7:00 PM Rabbit Awards Program - Rabbit Barn

7:00 PM Poultry Awards Program - Poultry Barn

Friday August 1, 2008

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Indoor Building Open to the Public - Red Building

9:00 AM Dairy Cattle Fitting and Showing followed by Dairy Breed Shows -
Shipley Building

9:00 AM Livestock Judging Contest - Shipley Building

2:30 PM Sr. Citizen Exhibits Released - Blizzard Hall

3:30 PM 4-H FFA Fair Exhibitor Awards Program - Activity Tent

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pit Beef & Pork Dinner – Cafeteria

5:30 PM Livestock Sale - Shipley Building

6:00 PM Jay Henley & Stone Broke Band - Upper Horse Ring

8:00 PM Lady Antebellum Concert - Upper Horse Ring

8:00 PM Silent Auction closes - Shipley Building

9:00 PM Silent Auction winners posted - Shipley Building

10:00 PM Raffle Drawing winner announced - Information Booth

Saturday August 2, 2008

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Carroll County Farmers Market - Parking Lot

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Poultry Exhibits Released - Poultry Barn

9:30 AM Indoor Exhibits Released - Red Building

9:30 AM All remaining Livestock exhibits release - Shipley Building

FOR EVERY EXHIBITOR - following exhibit release, Fair Clean Up begins and continues through Sunday August 3 until grounds returned to pre-fair condition.

Wednesday August 6, 2008

7:30PM Fair Evaluation Meeting open to all Extension Office


20080724 CC 4H FFA Fair Schedule

2008 CARROLL COUNTY 4-H & FFA FAIR SCHEDULE

2008 CARROLL COUNTY 4-H & FFA FAIR SCHEDULE

http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/2008/PDFs/Schedule%20of%20Events.pdf

http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/


Saturday, July 26, 2008, 7:00 PM Combine Demolition Derby - Upper Horse Ring:

http://www.carrollcountyfair.com/2008/PDFs/2008%20Combine%20Demo%20Derby%20%20Good%20_3_.pdf

Westminster, MD 21158 - Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair weather forecast from “Weatherbug.”


Friday July 25, 2008 through Sunday night

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
_____

(Subject to change without notice)

May 16, 2008 Activity Book

May 16, 2008 Writing Entries Due

June 16, 2008 Fair Entry Deadline

July 3, 2008 Grandparent Essay Contest Entries due

July 7, 2008 Vegetable, Flower & Herb Gardens Judged

July 12, 2008 Fashion Fun Fest

July 16, 2008 Rabbit Judging Practicum

July 19, 2008- 8:00 Barn Setup Livestock Area - Shipley Building

July 19, 2008- 12:00 Mandatory Livestock Orientation - Shipley Building

July 19, 2008- 8:00-3:00 Exhibitor packets & parking passes handed out - Shipley Building

July 19, 2008- 9:00 AM Arc Welding Contest

July 20, 2008- 8:00AM Red Building (Indoor Exhibit Area) Setup

July 20, 2008- 8:00AM-2:00 Exhibitor packets & parking passes handed out - Red Building

July 20, 2008-8:00AM Livestock Area Setup if needed - Shipley Building

THURSDAY JULY 24, 2008

8:00 AM Fair Beautification Set-up - Fair Grounds

9:00AM - 12:00PM Booths & Banners Entered - Red Building

9:00 AM -12:00 PM Engineering & Technology Exhibits Entered & Judged - Red Building

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Shoe Box Floats Entered - Red Building

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Craft Department Exhibits Entered & Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM General Dept. Exhibits Entered & Judged - Red Building

FRIDAY JULY 25, 2008

9:00 AM Tractor Operator Contest & Certification - Gessell Parking Lot

10:00AM Fair Beautifications Exhibits Judges - Fair Grounds

11:00AM Garden Tractor/ Small Engine Operator Contest - Gessell Parking Lot

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Garden Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mechanical Arts Entered - Therapeutic Ring

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Photography Dept. Entered and Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Clothing Entered & Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Silk & Dried Floral Exhibits Entered - Red Building

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Art Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

12 Noon -5:00 PM Poultry Exhibits Entered - Poultry Barn

5:00 PM Tractor Pull - Farm Stock (Gates open at 4pm) - Upper Horse Ring

7:30 PM Tractor Pull - Interstate Tractor Pullers - Upper Horse Ring

SATURDAY JULY 26, 2008

8:00 AM Breeding Swine, Breeding Sheep, Breeding Meat Goats Exhibits in Place - Shipley Building

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Carroll County Farmers Market - Lower Parking Lot

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Woodworking Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM INDOOR BUILDING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR JUDGING - Red Building

9:00 AM Bicycle Contest - Farm Museum

9:00 AM Breeding Beef Heifer Exhibits in Place - Shipley Building

9:00 AM Breeding Swine show followed by Breeding Meat Goat, Breeding Beef Heifer and Breeding Sheep Show - Shipley Building

9:00 AM Rocket Entry and Judging – Gessell

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ag Commodities Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Canning Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Club Books Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Natural Resources Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Home Environment Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Family Life Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Wool Exhibits entered only (Judging on Tuesday) - Red Building

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Plants and Flowers Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Clover Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Robotics Demonstration - Activity Tent

9:00 AM Antique Tractor Show - Vendor Area

10:00 AM Alpaca Show - Shipley Building

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lost Arts Department Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

12:00 PM Rockets Launched – Gessell

12:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull Registration - In Front of Shipley Building

1:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull - In Front of Shipley Building

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM Indoor Exhibits Open to the Public - Red Building

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Service Learning Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

3:00 PM Consumer Education Judging Contest - Extension Office

4:00 PM Clover Food Entry Bake Sale - Red Building

5:00 PM Family Fun Fest - Activity Tent

7:00 PM 21 the Difference (Band) - Activity Tent

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Market Livestock Arrive at Fair - Shipley Building

6:30 PM Be a Farmer Contest - Ag Sravgantza Tent

7:00 PM Combine Demolition Derby - Upper Horse Ring

Sunday July 27, 2008

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Market Livestock Exhibits arrive at Fair - Shipley Building

8:00 AM Automotive Contest - Gessell Parking Lot

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building open to the public - Red Building

9:00 AM Dog Show – TBD

9:00 AM Market Goat Weigh In - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Rabbit Exhibits Entered - Rabbit Barn

9:00AM - 3PM Antique Tractor Show - Vendor Area

10:00 AM Non-Denominational Worship (Christian Farmers) - Shipley Building

10:00 AM Market Swine followed by Market Sheep weigh In - Shipley Building

10:00 AM Carriage ShowUpper - Horse Ring

11:00 AM Mule Show and Jump Lower - Horse Ring

12:00 PM Gospel Travelers Concert - Activity Tent

12:00 PM Livestock Orientation - Shipley Building

12:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull Registration - In Front of Shipley

1:00 PM Children's Pedal Pull - In Front of Shipley

2:30 PM Battle of the Gospel Groups - Activity Tent

3:00 PM Clover Small Pet Show - Shipley Building

3:30 PM Small Animal Dress Up - Shipley Building

4:00 PM Clover Poultry Exhibits Judged - Poultry Barn

5:30 PM Parade Line Up - Farm Museum

6:00 PM Parade - Fair Grounds

7:30 PM Carroll County Farm Bureau Ambassador Contest - Activity Tent

7:30 PM Exhibitor Appreciation Concert with Twenty For Seven - Upper Horse Ring

Monday July 28, 2008

8:00 AM Rabbit Exhibits Judged - Rabbit Barn

8:00 AM English Horse Show - Lower Horse Rings

8:00 AM Beef Steers in Place/Weigh In - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building Open to the Public - Red Building

9:00 AM Poultry Exhibits Judged - Poultry Barn

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Dairy Cattle Exhibits Entered - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Dairy Steers Exhibits Entered - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Dairy Goat Exhibits Entered - Shipley Building

12:00 PM Meat Goat Department Show - Shipley Building

2:00 PM Poultry Showmanship Contest - Poultry Barn

3:00 PM Beef Clip Out Contest - Shipley Building

5:00 PM Mini Fashion Review - Activity Tent

5:30 PM Sheep Showmanship, Shepherd Classes and Club Groups to follow -
Shipley Building

6:00 PM Carroll County Performing Arts Club - Activity Tent

7:00 PM Dairy Cattle Exhibits in Place - Shipley Building

7:15 PM Dairy Goat Orientation - Tent in front of Shipley

7:30 PM Demolition Derby - Upper Horse Ring

7:30 PM Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Orientation - Tent in front of Shipley

8:30 PM Dairy Fit Out Contest - Shipley Building

Tuesday July 29, 2008

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Dairy Steer Weigh In - Shipley Building

8:00 AM Swine Showmanship - Shipley Building

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building Open to Building - Red Building

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Children's Day Activities - Activity Tent

9:00 AM Dairy Goat Fitting & Showing Followed by Breeding Goat Show - Tent in front of Shipley

9:30 AM Horticulture Judging Contest - Extension Building

3:00 PM Dairy Goat Team Fit-Out Contest - Shipley Building

4:00 PM Shepherds Lead Contest- Shipley Arena - Shipley Building

5:30 PM Market Sheep Show - Shipley Building

7:00 PM Skid Steer Contest - Upper Horse Ring

7:00 PM Entertainment-TBA - Activity Tent

Wednesday July 30, 2008

8:00 AM Western Horse Show - Lower Horse Rings

9:00 AM Rabbit Fitting & Showing - Rabbit Barn

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Indoor Building Closed to the Public for Judging of Baked Goods – Red Building

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Food Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Nathan Blizzard Hall Closed for Cake Auction - Nathan Blizzard Halls

3:00 PM Market Swine Show - Shipley Building

1:00 PM - 10:00 PM Medford & Alesia Buildings Open to the Public - Medford & Alesia

6:15 PM Hall of Fame and Friends of the Fair Awards - Activity Tent

6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Bake sale items (not included in cake auction) - Red Building

7:00 PM Cake Auction - Activity Tent

7:00 PM Horse Pull - Upper Horse Ring

Thursday July 31, 2008

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sr. Citizen Exhibits Entered and Judged - Blizzard Building

9:00 AM- 10:00 PM Indoor Exhibit Building Open to Public - Red Building

8:30 AM Dairy Judging Contest - Shipley Building

10 AM - 12:00 PM Small Pet Exhibits Entered and Judged - Red Building - Small pet Exhibits will be released after judging

10:00 AM Poultry Judging Contest - Poultry Barn

12:00 PM Beef Cattle Fitting & Showing Contest followed by Dairy Steer Fitting and Showing Contest starting approx. 2:30 - Shipley Building

1:00 PM Written Rabbit Judging Contest - Rabbit Barn

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sr. Citizen Social - Activity Tent

5:00 PM Market Steer Show - Red Building

6:30 PM Grandparents contest Winners Announced - Activity Tent

7:00 PM DJ and Dancing - Activity Tent

7:00 PM Mule Pull - Upper Horse Ring

7:00 PM Rabbit Awards Program - Rabbit Barn

7:00 PM Poultry Awards Program - Poultry Barn

Friday August 1, 2008

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Indoor Building Open to the Public - Red Building

9:00 AM Dairy Cattle Fitting and Showing followed by Dairy Breed Shows -
Shipley Building

9:00 AM Livestock Judging Contest - Shipley Building

2:30 PM Sr. Citizen Exhibits Released - Blizzard Hall

3:30 PM 4-H FFA Fair Exhibitor Awards Program - Activity Tent

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pit Beef & Pork Dinner – Cafeteria

5:30 PM Livestock Sale - Shipley Building

6:00 PM Jay Henley & Stone Broke Band - Upper Horse Ring

8:00 PM Lady Antebellum Concert - Upper Horse Ring

8:00 PM Silent Auction closes - Shipley Building

9:00 PM Silent Auction winners posted - Shipley Building

10:00 PM Raffle Drawing winner announced - Information Booth

Saturday August 2, 2008

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Carroll County Farmers Market - Parking Lot

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Poultry Exhibits Released - Poultry Barn

9:30 AM Indoor Exhibits Released - Red Building

9:30 AM All remaining Livestock exhibits release - Shipley Building

FOR EVERY EXHIBITOR - following exhibit release, Fair Clean Up begins and continues through Sunday August 3 until grounds returned to pre-fair condition.

Wednesday August 6, 2008

7:30PM Fair Evaluation Meeting open to all Extension Office


20080724 CC 4H FFA Fair Schedule

Carroll County Times Editorial for Sunday, July 20, 2008: Westminster shutting out the public

Carroll County Times Editorial for Sunday, July 20, 2008: Westminster shutting out the public

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/articles/2008/07/22/news/opinion/editorial/editorial572.txt

Last week's aborted attempt by Westminster officials to circumvent the bidding process for a multi-million dollar roadwork contract was just the latest in a string of questionable actions that should have residents concerned about how their government is being run and whether the city is fiscally sound.

In May, the city advertised as required by law that it would not be lowering the tax rate to maintain a constant yield with rising revenue. As tax and assessment revenues increase, the state says that governments should lower the tax rate to maintain a constant yield. If they don't, they have to advertise the defacto tax increase.

Most municipalities don't decrease taxes, so Westminster not doing so wasn't unusual. What was unusual, however, was that city officials could provide no expense numbers prior to the May constant yield hearing, and they could not explain how they knew they would need additional tax revenue if they didn't have the expense numbers.

To further muddy the picture, the city then produced a "narrative" budget, touting it as easier to follow and good for residents. The narrative, however, did not include a breakdown of revenues and expenses.

Not surprisingly, with no real numbers and scant facts on expenses and revenues available, few people attended the constant yield hearing.

Weeks later, after not holding a public hearing on the budget, and with little discussion of the budget in open sessions, the council approved the current fiscal year's budget.

Officials never could explain why they didn't want to hold a public hearing.

Given the lack of open discussion, as well as the unavailability of real budget numbers, residents may be concerned that either their council voted on something they had no real knowledge of, or the council talked secretly - and illegally - outside public meetings to hash out the details and hid that from residents.

Last week, the city announced it would be firing several employees and consolidating some positions in an effort to save money. The week before, the city had to hold an emergency meeting in order to give the mayor the authority to sign for a $3.5 million loan for road projects. Originally city officials planned to circumvent the bidding process and give the contract to C.J. Miller. But last week they thought better of ignoring the city charter on putting contracts out to bid and removed the rubber stamp approval from the constent agenda.

Juggling the intricacies of a municipal government can be challenging for anyone, and there are sure to be missteps along the way. But what has emerged in Westminster since the beginning of this year's budget process is more than a few simple missteps and more closely resembles a concerted effort to hide the city's finances from public view.

The mayor and council need to return to the basic concept of doing public business at public meetings. They need to stop treating the public as intruders, and they need make a full accounting of the city's finances and why they have thrown up so many barriers to public participation in the budget process this year.


20080720 Carroll County Times Westminster shutting out the public


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Taylorsville United Methodist Church sermons by Pastor Sarah Dorrance

Taylorsville United Methodist Church sermons by Pastor Sarah Dorrance

July 24, 2008

Full link to download sermons:
http://www.taylorsvilleumc.org/Sermons/



July 6, 2008: “Divine Appointments” Isaiah 52: 6-9 ; Romans 10: 9-15
2008-07-06 divine appointments.mp3

July 13, 2008: “God of all Comfort” Psalm 40: 1-5; 1-2; 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7
2008-07-13 God of all comfort.mp3

July 20, 2008: “Blessed to be a Blessing” Genesis 12: 1-5; Romans 4: 13-16
2008-07-20 blessed to be a blessing.mp3

July 27, 2008: “Why am I a Methodist?” Matt 22: 34-40; Ephesians 2: 1-8

4356 Ridge Road
Mt Airy, MD 21771

Tel: 410-875-4101

Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9:00 am—Noon
Other Office Hours by appointment
E-mail:taylorsvilleumc@comcast.net

Schedule of Special Events

August 3rd– 6:00 pm Pizza and movie night for youth with Pastor Sarah. Come talk about next year’s plans.

August 24th Church Picnic—All are invited! Worship will be at 10:30 am at the Lions Club Ball Field. We will have worship outside, pot luck lunch, softball, games and more.

Worship—Every Sunday at 11:00 am
Sunday School at 9:45 am


Related: For other posts and information on Taylorsville United Methodist Church see:

religion taylorsville united or Religion Taylorsville United Methodist Church or Religion Taylorsville United Methodist Church

Taylorsville United Methodist Church videos on Kevin Dayhoff’s YouTube account

20080724 Taylorsville United Methodist Church sermons by Pastor Sarah Dorrance


Recent Westminster Eagle and Sunday Carroll Eagle columns by Kevin Dayhoff – July 23, 2008


Recent Westminster Eagle and Sunday Carroll Eagle columns by Kevin Dayhoff – July 23, 2008

Related:
“explorecarroll” website unveiled for the Westminster, Eldersburg and Sunday Carroll Eagle

July 23, 2008


Viva la bicyclette de Carroll
Published July 23, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
Today, as you are reading this, the 95th Tour de France is in Stage 17. This year's race began on July 5. After 23 days,...

Memories from City Hall and e-mail from the great beyond
Published July 20, 2008 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
Westminster purchased the property for its City Hall, on Emerald Hill Lane, from the estate of George W. Albaugh in September 1939 for the grand...

Appreciating Tony Snow's passion for life
Published July 16, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
Saturday, July 12, former White House press secretary Tony Snow, 53, died of cancer. I certainly never knew him, yet after following his too-short career for...

Westminster's Civil War role didn't end at Corbit's Charge
Published July 13, 2008 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
The last several weeks have been busy in Carroll County, and one of the busiest was during the June 27-29 events surrounding the commemoration of...

Smith & Reifsnider was too hot to handle in July 1938
Published July 9, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
Seventy years ago, Carroll County was reeling from the aftermath of fireworks of an unwelcome variety -- one of the biggest fires in the county's...

What a concept: sharing the wealth and pain of tax increases
Published July 6, 2008 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
"Gov. (William Preston) Lane does not like taxes ... but as long as you have colleges to take your money, ... you are to have...

The merry marry month of June
Published July 2, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
As we say goodbye to the month of June, bachelors can breathe a sigh of relief that they've survived what has historically been the traditional...

Years ago, trip to the beach required help from a little ferry
Published June 29, 2008 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
EAGLE ARCHIVE For many Carroll County residents, summertime means an opportunity to make an annual family trek to Ocean City, Md. Some of my fondest childhood memories...

Westminster's past included days of swine and meters
Published June 25, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
There have been many critter problems in the history of Westminster, but none seems to have caused as much a stir as what to do...


20080723 Recent WE and SCE columns by Kevin Dayhoff

Monday, July 21, 2008

20080721 Nags Head Outer Banks North Carolina The Three Lifeguards


Nags Head, Outer Banks North Carolina: "The Three Lifeguards"

© Kevin Dayhoff http://www.kevindayhoff.net/

20080721 Nags Head Outer Banks North Carolina The Three Lifeguards

20080716 Being and artist and growing up in Carroll County by Lyndi McNulty

20080716 Being and artist and growing up in Carroll County by Lyndi McNulty
16.JUL.08 Eye for Art: Being an artist and growing up in Carroll

Eye for Art: “Being an artist and growing up in Carroll” by Lyndi McNulty


“There is no better place to be an artist than Carroll County,” exclaimed Kevin Dayhoff of Westminster. “Lots of people have asked me what it is like to grow up an artist here. It’s great. Growing up in Carroll County you learn self-sufficiency, independent thinking and personal responsibility. You learn that the world doesn’t owe you a living because you are a writer and an artist,” he said.

“There is a great sense of artistic collaboration in Carroll County that comes from our agricultural heritage, such as when folks got together and did barn raising,” he said.

“I grew up an artist and a writer. My mom, my dad and my friends were very supportive. My father was a painter and a woodworking artist, creating both art and beautiful furniture out of wood, and mother is a culinary artist,” Dayhoff reflected.

“One of my earliest discoveries with art was drawing cartoons and caricatures. I used to sit in class and draw caricatures of the teachers. Even today, I continue to draw postcard size caricatures of daily events, vacations and people in the news. I make my own vacation ‘mail art’ postcards,” he said, laughing.

“‘Mail art’ opened up the world for me long before the internet. After almost two decades, I still have a collaborative mail art partner in Japan.”

Combination of talents

“My main preoccupations growing up were reading, art, writing short stories, and plants. I was very fortunate to put them all together and make a living. That is how I got into landscaping. After all, landscaping is a 3-D mixed media assemblage with plants,” Dayhoff said.

“I also learned that if I spent hours doing a collage I ended up with a storage problem. But, if I drew a landscape design and did a landscape collage with plants, I got paid for it.” In 1974 Dayhoff started a landscaping, designing and nursery business. That business also gave him time to do art and write.

Dayhoff’s work from the 1980s and 1990s included art created on copying machines, color experimentation, collaging and new technologies.

Since his first art show at the Theatre Project in Baltimore in 1981, Dayhoff has been exhibiting art, including mixed media collages, drawings, sculpture and photography.

“I have had a lifelong interest in color [and] spatial relationships putting together incongruent objects. In recent years I have expanded my use of technology to collage with a digital camera, a scanner and a computer. I was inspired by Sue Bloom, a McDaniel art professor, who uses computers to create art,” he said.

“The collages are about putting seemingly disparate items and qualities together to give them a new meaning and a new purpose,” Dayhoff explained. “A lot of the collages began to come off the page into a much more sculptural element as a result of the inspiration of Wasyl Palijezuk, a now retired art professor at McDaniel College.”

Dayhoff has taught art, horticultural and landscape design as an adjunct faculty member for Carroll Community College.

On display

He has exhibited his art for the Carroll County Arts Council for the past two decades as well as at other venues.

“There are so many opportunities for art and culture to flourish in Westminster,” he said. “Capitalizing upon the successes of Common Ground on the Hill, the McDaniel and Carroll Community College Art community and the Carroll Arts Center Carroll, Westminster is the perfect place for art studios, art galleries and artists to live and work, especially on Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street.”

“Growing up an artist has always been an advantage in my life as it teaches you to be a collaborative and creative problem solver and think outside of the box,” Dayhoff said.

He can be contacted at
kdayhoff AT carr DOT org.

— Lyndi McNulty is owner of Gizmos Art in Westminster.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Grammy and Aunt Betty patrol for dolphins

Grammy and Aunt Betty patrol for dolphins

The Babylons at Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina July 18-26, 2008

Grammy and Aunt Betty take a walk on the beach and keep an eye out for dolphins...

07/20/2008 © Kevin Dayhoff


20080720 Grammy and Aunt Betty patrol for dolphins

Friday, July 18, 2008

Westminster will impose job cuts by Katie Jones for the Westminster Eagle

20080718 Westminster will impose job cuts by Katie Jones for the Westminster Eagle

Westminster will impose job cuts

Layoffs, revision of benefits announced

By Katie V. Jones

Originally Posted on the Westminster Eagle 7/16/08

Westminster Mayor Thomas Ferguson announced Monday the elimination of several jobs within city government as a means to cut the city’s budget in the face of what he called a “challenging year.”

A press release issued Monday said the cuts are needed “to facilitate a balanced budget.”

The city will not fill two vacant positions in the Office of Finance and the Mayor’s Office, and will eliminate the position of Housing Rehabilitation Coordinator and Manager of Planning.

Additionally, the city’s Code Enforcement Officer and Section 8 Housing Inspector positions will be merged into one job, and the City Clerk position will be trimmed from a full-time position to part-time.

Two administrative assistant positions will be cut, but two “staff assistant” positions will be created.

The release said a severance package, including pay and benefits, will be set up for employees whose positions have been eliminated.

In addition, the release announced changes to current city employees’ benefit packages.

Employees will be asked to double their contribution to health care policies from 7 percent to 14 percent.

Also, retirees’ health care benefits will be modified, and employees hired after July 1 of this year will not be eligible for this benefit, the press release stated.

“This has been a challenging year for the city as revenues have declined and expenditures have continued to increase,” said Ferguson in the release.

“Our three-year operating projections do not indicate this situation will improve significantly in the immediate future,” he addded. “Accordingly, I am reluctantly outlining the steps we have taken to adapt to this financial situation.”

Borrowing $3.5 million

The job cuts were not discussed at Monday’s meeting of the mayor and council.At the meeting, though, city officials did discuss how they would spend the $3.5 million loan that the council authorized in a special session July 9.

The bond money is targeted at road overlay projects, and Jeff Glass, director of public works, briefed the council on which streets would be slated for repairs and the possible order of completion.

Glass said that while his office has organized 11 groupings of streets for “some orderly fashion,” the future contractor of the project may have their own suggestions on how the work should proceed.

Glass noted that while plans are to complete all 11 groups, the rising cost of asphalt could prevent all from completion.

At the special session on July 9, Ferguson had noted that if asphalt prices continue to rise, the city may opt to stall the road repair program and return some of the $3.5 million without using it.

Prices, he said at last week’s meeting, are “going due north,” and will already affect the number of projects the city thinks it can accomplish.

The general obligation bond will be with BB&T Bank and is structured for nine years, with a two-year interest-only component. If the city chooses not to use the full amount, there is no penalty for early repayment, officials said.

At Monday’s session, the council agreed to put the overlay project out to bid instead of extending an existing order with C.J. Miller. While this will delay the project, it is necessary, Ferguson said, to get “the best price we can.”

That process will take 30 days, which Glass described as “the fast track.”

“It has to be advertised and the companies have to put their bids together,” he said. “Thirty days is cutting it.”

While Glass was fairly confident that the first two groups of streets would proceed as planned, Ferguson reminded everyone that the proposal was a “plan.”

“This is a plan and it is subject to modifications and change,” he said.


Jim Joyner contributed to this story.


http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/221/westminster-will-impose-job-cuts/

Thursday, July 10, 2008

20080709 22 ways to be a good Democrat

20080709 22 ways to be a good Democrat

22 WAYS TO BE A GOOD DEMOCRAT

July 9th, 2008

1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat than nuclear weapons technology in the hands of the Iranians, Chinese and North Korea.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical documented changes in the earth's climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV's.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach fourth graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make "The Passion of the Christ" for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14.. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, and A.G. Bell.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and is a very nice person.

17. You have to believe that the only reason Socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge.

18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democrat Party funding by the Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest to the United States.

21. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right wing conspiracy.

22. You have to believe that it's okay to give Federal workers the day off on Christmas Day ..........but it's not okay to say "Merry Christmas."

Ready to vote???

Humor Political, Politics Democrats and Liberals, Politics Liberal double standards

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Recent Westminster and Sunday Carroll Eagle columns by Kevin Dayhoff


Recent Westminster and Sunday Carroll Eagle columns by Kevin Dayhoff

July 6th, 2008 – posted July 9, 2008

What a concept: sharing the wealth and pain of tax increases
Published July 6, 2008 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
"Gov. (William Preston) Lane does not like taxes ... but as long as you have colleges to take your money, ... you are to have...

The merry marry month of June
Published July 2, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
As we say goodbye to the month of June, bachelors can breathe a sigh of relief that they've survived what has historically been the traditional...

Years ago, trip to the beach required help from a little ferry
Published June 29, 2008 by Sunday Carroll Eagle
EAGLE ARCHIVE For many Carroll County residents, summertime means an opportunity to make an annual family trek to Ocean City, Md. Some of my fondest childhood memories...

Westminster's past included days of swine and meters
Published June 25, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
There have been many critter problems in the history of Westminster, but none seems to have caused as much a stir as what to do...

My columns are found on the website here:
http://www.explorecarroll.com/opinion-talk/

I write for three of the newspapers in the Patuxent Publishing Group, the Sunday Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle and Eldersburg Eagle. The Patuxent Publishing Group is owned by “
Tribune.” Tribune also owns the Baltimore Sun – and as a matter of fact, the Sunday Carroll Eagle is distributed in the Sunday edition of the Baltimore Sun – see: 20071021 Baltimore Sun: “To our readers”)

My columns and articles appear in
Westminster Eagle Opinion: http://www.explorecarroll.com/opinion-talk/ - The Westminster Eagle: http://www.explorecarroll.com

and The Sunday Carroll Eagle Opinion:
http://www.explorecarroll.com/opinion-talk/ - The Sunday Carroll Eagle: http://www.explorecarroll.com/ – distributed in the Sunday Carroll County section of the Baltimore Sun.
20080706 recent Westminster and Sunday Carroll Eagle columns by Kevin Dayhoff

“explorecarroll” website unveiled for the Westminster, Eldersburg and Sunday Carroll Eagle


“explorecarroll” website unveiled for the Westminster, Eldersburg and Sunday Carroll Eagle

June 26th, 2008 – posted July 9, 2008

On June 26, 2008 our new Westminster, Eldersburg and Sunday Carroll Eagle website were all combined into a new website: http://www.explorecarroll.com/.

Check it out and bookmark it.

My columns are found on the website here: http://www.explorecarroll.com/opinion-talk/

I write for three of the newspapers in the Patuxent Publishing Group, the Sunday Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle and Eldersburg Eagle. The Patuxent Publishing Group is owned by “Tribune.” Tribune also owns the Baltimore Sun – and as a matter of fact, the Sunday Carroll Eagle is distributed in the Sunday edition of the Baltimore Sun – see: 20071021 Baltimore Sun: “To our readers”)

My columns and articles appear in Westminster Eagle Opinion: http://www.explorecarroll.com/opinion-talk/ - The Westminster Eagle: http://www.explorecarroll.com/

and The Sunday Carroll Eagle Opinion: http://www.explorecarroll.com/opinion-talk/ - The Sunday Carroll Eagle: http://www.explorecarroll.com/ – distributed in the Sunday Carroll County section of the Baltimore Sun.

20080626 “explorecarroll” website unveiled for the Westminster, Eldersburg and Sunday Carroll Eagle

Friday, July 04, 2008

20080703 Westminster Fire Department Engine 32 on Main Street

Westminster Fire Department Engine 32 on Main Street in Westminster

July 3rd, 2008 Kevin Dayhoff

Engine 32 of the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department in Westminster, MD is seen here returning from a call at the crosswalk on Main Street in front of the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library and Locust Street park.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Pam Zappardino Columns from Jan 1 2008 to July 1 2008

Pam Zappardino Columns from Jan 1 2008 to July 1 2008

July 1, 2008

Real flowers take center stage in 'Art is Blooming'
I was at the Taneytown Business Breakfast some weeks ago - a miracle in itself as my being outside the house and semi-awake at that hour is a rare occurrence - when I heard about an exhibit at the Taneytown History Museum that was coming up fast. I g... Jun. 26, 2008


Art bars: As good as it gets
Let me be right up front. Not only should chocolate be acknowledged as one of the basic food groups, it should be the one at the bottom of that pyramid in the spot reserved for foods we're supposed to eat morning, noon, night, and several times in be... Jan. 3, 2008


'Go Fish' exhibit is cool, fun, refreshing
A master of understatement, curator Susan Williamson noted that "It's a little fishy" in the Tevis Gallery at the Carroll Arts Center. It's a lot fishy. They're everywhere, but maybe not as you might expect to see them. Lou Frisino takes the exhibit'... Jun. 19, 2008


Wide angle on Art in the Park
My camera and I went to Art in the Park last Saturday, in the heart of Westminster. The first heat wave of the summer was upon us, and "sweltering" doesn't quite capture the weather, but being a working artist isn't for the faint of heart. They all s... Jun. 12, 2008


Botero's work filled with rich color
Fernando Botero doesn't look larger than life. His work, on the other hand, is astonishingly so. And it started with a mandolin. He was always interested in volume and strength, Botero remembers. At 24, he drew that mandolin, making the sound hole ve... Jun. 5, 2008


'Distant Voices' chronicles life of Japanese AmericansThere was some amazing theater here in Carroll County last week, and unfortunately too few people took the opportunity to experience it. The Carroll County Public Library brought the Distant Voices Touring Company to the Carroll Arts Center for a per... May. 29, 2008


Stories connect us to ourselves
Knock, knock. Who's there? Gabriel. Gabriel who? Not exactly what you'd expect in a speech by a world leader. But this world leader understands the art of the story; the power story has to build relationships, even in the course of a 20-minute talk; ... May. 22, 2008


11 students display works in spring show 'Gestalt'
"Gestalt" is the thing over at McDaniel College's Rice Gallery this week: the whole, more than the sum of the parts, seeing the big picture. Eleven seniors are doing just that in the last of this spring's student shows there. Melinda Hirt opens up th... May. 15, 2008


Art integral in all aspects of life
Some folks believe art is a luxury. "Nice but not necessary" seems to be the thinking. Yet humans as far back as we can trace made art, and that art has been integral in ceremony, tradition, religion and government. It reflects who we are. It is made... May. 8, 2008


Look closely at "The Right Side of the Brain"
In another life, I did research on that gray matter inside our heads, so the "The Right Side of the Brain" seemed right up my alley. Far from a physiological endeavor, it's actually the name of the senior capstone exhibition at the Rice Gallery on th... May. 1, 2008


Unchosen art on display for 'Salon de Refuses'
Spring is in the air, and the juried student art shows are popping up on the McDaniel College campus at about two-week intervals. Students compete to get their work into these shows and as in all competitions; many works aren't selected. While disapp... Apr. 24, 2008


Looking upon the moon differently
There's something about the moon. It holds an important place in nearly all cultures and evokes emotional responses from all of us at one point or another. Christina Collins-Smith calls it "one of God's most elegant and powerful creations ... whose m... Apr. 17, 2008


Restated, the arts in Carroll are just fine
Five years ago, the Carroll County Arts Council packed itself up and moved west, up the street to the site of the former Carroll Theater. It settled into its new home, redone in art deco splendor, and started in to make art. The first exhibit was "Th... Apr. 10, 2008


Legendary artist's work 'a ribbon around a bomb'
At first blush, Frida Kahlo's work is complex, striking, seductive, haunting, earthbound, otherworldly. Her sense of color is perfect, her lines exact, her moods palpable, her light subtly reinforcing intent, her forms precisely what the composition ... Apr. 3, 2008


Society often overlooks artists' contributions
I watched the American Masters special "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song" debut on PBS a few weeks back. It's the story of 89 year-old Pete Seeger's life, but it's much more than that. It's the story of the power of music, and by extension, all of the ... Mar. 27, 2008


Singer-songwriter puts on show unlike any other
Cheryl Wheeler walked onstage at the Carroll Arts Center last week without, as she noted, even checking her hair in the mirror. "Too late now," she mused, doing some one-handed tidying. Wheeler's self-deprecating sense of humor is still intact. So is... Mar. 20, 2008


Take time to appreciate Jones' works in exhibit
"About a Hundred Things I Forgot," at McDaniel's Rice Gallery, is a very unusual exhibit that doesn't seem like it should be. The subtitle: "Figure Paintings" might lead you to expect an emphasis on those figures. Robert Jones has some other ideas. F... Mar. 13, 2008


Art rules in Carroll schools
This time of year, I, a self-confessed lover of winter, get giddy about two things. I can't wait for my first crocus sighting. There's something about it that just makes me happy. The second thing has the same effect. It's the Annual Youth Art Month ... Mar. 6, 2008


South Carroll league takes its show on the road
The South Carroll Fine Arts League is on the move - in more ways than one. This no longer fledgling group has increased its membership and has a couple successful members' shows under its belt. Headquartered in South Carroll, the league has members w... Feb. 28, 2008


Aldrich puts together powerful exhibition
It takes a lot to render me speechless, but Cynthia Aldrich managed to do it last Sunday with the opening of her installation "Bearing Witness" in the Gallery at Carroll Community College's Scott Center. It is simply the most powerful exhibit I have ... Feb. 21, 2008


Planes, parallels worth the effort
The Rice Gallery at McDaniel College can be challenging. A long, somewhat narrow space with a wall of west-facing windows, it has rather inflexible lighting that can't quite compensate during the day nor illuminate well at night. And then there are t... Feb. 14, 2008


Exhibit showcases the beauty of glass
SiO2. Silicon dioxide. An everyday chemical we use constantly, paying little or no attention. It holds stuff, like water, flowers, maybe a martini. It keeps things out or in: rain, dearly bought heat. Sometimes we notice that it's pretty. Sometimes, ... Feb. 7, 2008


Light provides different view of art
This dark thing is starting to get old. Don't get me wrong, I'm one of those weird people who actually loves winter, but the excessive amount of darkness gets to me. Depression can set in around this time of year and doctors say some of it can be tra... Jan. 31, 2008


Hopper's National Gallery exhibit is full of surprises
"What I wanted to do was paint sunlight on the side of a house." A bit surprising coming from Edward Hopper, perhaps best known for his images of a gritty New York. I caught the traveling exhibition of Hopper's work at the National Gallery last week... Jan. 24, 2008


'Expressions of Carroll' exhibit lacks energy
The Carroll County Artists' Guild has many talented artists, and attending one of its shows usually interesting. I was a bit surprised, though, by "Expressions of Carroll," the guild's current exhibit in the Community Gallery at the Carroll Arts Cent... Jan. 17, 2008


Comedy Pigs 'Wreck the Halls'
Jesus and Santa Claus walk into a bar, and from that opening scene on, even if you managed to miss the broad hint in the title, you know that "Wreck the Halls" is not going to be the most reverent of holiday fare. The nearly sellout crowd in Frederic... Jan. 10, 2008


Rock Ball to benefit nonprofit
Group seeks to help offset rising medical costs For the second straight year, Granite House is holding a fundraiser to subsidize the costs of mental health care for people who cannot afford it. Granite House is an affiliate of the Sheppard and Enoch ... Apr. 17, 2008

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