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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Neighborhood meets to discuss crime issues

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October 30, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff

All eyes are on Westminster Police Chief Jeffrey Spaulding during a community meeting at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Church at 17 Bond Street – Bond and West Green Street in Westminster.

About 75 citizens from the south-western section of the old part of town attended the meeting to discuss crime and quality of life issues in that part of Westminster. The West Green St., Anchor St., Ridge Road, Fitzhugh Avenue, Arnold Road, and Chase Street area of town has recently experienced a number of acts of vandalisms and thefts.

The address the recent spat of events, Westminster councilman Dr. Robert Wack, Westminster mayor Kevin Utz, Westminster city administrator Marge Wolf and the police chief scheduled the well-attended community meeting at 7 pm, Friday, October 31, 2009.

Check back with Westminster Maryland Online [http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/ ] and Explore Carroll [http://www.explorecarroll.com/] for a more complete report.
Links:

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Church [http://www.stpauls-ucc.org/]

Westminster Police Chief Jeffrey Spaulding [http://www.westgov.com/police/police_chief.html] [http://www.westgov.com/police/police_main.html]

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All eyes are on Westminster Police Chief Jeffrey Spaulding during a community meeting at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Church at 17 Bond Street – Bond and West Green Street in Westminster MD. October 30, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff

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No Dumping

No Dumping

October 30, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Explore Carroll most read most emailed

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Westminster to get federal stimulus grant
Posted: October 29th, 2009 in Westminster Eagle

Officials may face sharp critics, but in 1946 it was real knives
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

Sykesville police investigating burglary
Posted: October 29th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle

Police seek suspect in ID theft scheme
Posted: October 19th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

Schaum weaves a creative display at Westminster's Off Track Art
Posted: October 21st, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

SHA to add turning lanes at busy Liberty intersection
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Sykesville approves trimmed budget
Posted: October 27th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle

Eldersburg family turns trick-or-treat into food drive
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle

Fire destroys home at Liberty, White Rock roads
Posted: October 23rd, 2009 in Eldersburg Eagle

Sykesville warms up to fall festival
Posted: October 18th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle
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Ramps on Md. 140 and 27 to be closed for construction
Posted: October 28th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

County's Pathways Plan falls off the trail
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

Mason-Dixon Mayhem
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

CULLETON: Perhaps people are finally coming 'round to my roundabout disdain
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

Fueling a few thoughts for warmth as we head into winter
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

County rejects all bidders for Krimgold Park
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

County schools posting attendance-absentee info
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

Float, march or play in Westminster parade
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Sykesville-Catonsville connection links cafe patrons and soldiers
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle

Sibling Rivals
Posted: October 25th, 2009 in Carroll Eagle

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Fun Dutch department store advertising


Fun Dutch department store advertizing

Hat Tip: Grammy

October 30, 2009

HEMA is a Dutch department store

Take a look at HEMA's product page - just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens.

DON'T click on any of the items in the picture; just wait.

This company has a sense of humor and a great computer programmer, who has too much time on his hands.

Click on this link........... http://producten.hema.nl/

Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nighttime at the Lehigh cement factory

Nighttime at the Lehigh cement factory, Union Bridge, MD September 30, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/yknh4q9

Number 4 of a series of 4 photographs of the Lehigh cement factory, Union Bridge, MD September 30, 2009 [20090930 Lehigh 7 night]
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Find the third in the series, [20090930 Lehigh 5 dusk] here: Dusk settles on Lehigh cement factory, Union Bridge, MD 30Sep09 by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/yhrvh6l http://twitpic.com/mv71l #art http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/10/dusk-settles-on-lehigh-cement-factory.html http://tinyurl.com/yhrvh6l Click here for a larger image: or here: http://twitpic.com/mv71l http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/222638188/dusk-settles-on-lehigh-cement-factory-union

Find the second in the series, [20090930 Lehigh 3c late morning] here: Late morning at the Lehigh cement factory, Union Bridge, MD September 30, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff http://twitpic.com/m3u6h or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/216990353/late-morning-at-the-lehigh-cement-factory-union http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/10/late-morning-at-lehigh-cement-factory.html http://tinyurl.com/yhf4psu

Find the first in the series, [20090930 Lehigh 6 early morning,] here: The sun rises on the Lehigh cement factory Union Bridge MD 30Sept9 Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/yhg5zfx #art http://twitpic.com/luiyt http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/215351641/the-sun-rises-on-the-lehigh-cement-factory-union http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2009/10/sun-rises-on-lehigh-cement-factory.html http://tinyurl.com/yfwh88n

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News brief: Westminster to get fed stimulus grant, names arts task force

Westminster to get fed stimulus grant names arts task force http://tinyurl.com/ygpgt76

Photo caption: Westminster director of public works Jeff Glass explains
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Westminster director of public works, Jeff Glass, explained the Westminster water department water meter replacement initiative at the Monday, October 26, 2009 meeting of the Westminster MD mayor and Common Council meeting at Westminster city hall. October 26, 2009 photo by Kevin Dayhoff [20091026 CowMCC Mtg (11)eGlass]

Westminster to get federal stimulus grant and names arts and culture task force

By Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster announced at last Monday night’s mayor and Common Council meeting, that skillful navigation of a “sea of paperwork” enabled the city to double a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – “ARRA” federal stimulus funds, to replace aging water meters throughout town.

Westminster director of public works, Jeff Glass, explained at the meeting that last May the city applied for a grant 2009 in the amount of $400,000 for water meter replacements.

The grant application process was complicated. “To our credit we met the deadlines… To our credit others did not,” explained Glass. As a result, “the City’s grant was increased to $821,200 which is sufficient to install ‘wireless’ read capable meters for the remainder of the City’s meter inventory and cover all costs associated with the project such as required advertisement etc...,” said Glass with visible pride.

The bidding process was performed in August and September; and the Maryland Department of the Environment signed off on the project on October 13. Glass presented the council with a proposal to approve a winning bid from Ben Franklin/PHS Burgemeister Bell, Inc. in the amount of $817,139.19 to complete the water system upgrade.

Just before the council voted to approve the project, council president Damian Halstad said that the grant will “go a long way in our budget process… It is always nice to ask for $400,000 and get $800,000.”

Under new business councilman Greg Pecoraro gave a detailed six-month status report on the findings of the Tri-Street Advisory Committee.

The committee had been established by the city “on August 25, 2008 to address neighborhood issues and concerns in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue, Union Street and West Main Street, with the objective of creating an action plan for improvement,” explained Pecoraro.

One of the recommendations acted-on by the council at the end of Pecoraro’s report was “under the goal of building economic vitality.

“The report recommended the creation of a task force of representatives from the City, Carroll County Arts Council, Tri-Street Area Advisory Committee, property owners, artisans and others, to be called the ‘Arts and Culture Task Force,’ to develop an ‘arts, culture and small business overlay zone’ for the Tri-Street neighborhood. The report urged the task force to focus on the Carroll Arts Center as a critical anchor in the Tri-Street neighborhood.”

For more, read the Nov. 1 edition of the Carroll Eagle http://www.explorecarroll.com/

Read the Westminster press release on the water meter replacement project pasted below:

MEMORANDUM

TO: The Mayor and Common Council

FROM: Jeffery D. Glass, Director of Public Works

DATE: October 21, 2009

RE: Water Meter Replacement Project- ARRA Stimulus Funds

The Department of Public Works applied for a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Funds) in May 2009 in the amount of $400,000 for water meter replacements.

Due to the complicated nature of requirements and stringent deadlines, a number of applicants were culled from the initial applications. This decrease in applicants provided an increase in available funding available to the City.

As a result, the City’s grant was increased to $821,200 which is sufficient to install “wireless” read capable meters for the remainder of the City’s meter inventory and cover all costs associated with the project such as required advertisement etc.

This project was put out to bid on August 12th, 2009. Three bids were received, opened and read aloud on September 8th, 2009. The bids ranged from $817,139.19 to$1,043,752.00 with one bid disqualification. The apparent low bidder was Benjamin Franklin/PHS Burgemeister Bell, Inc. This bid was reviewed by staff and found to be complete and acceptable for forwarding to MDE for review.

The City received a letter of confirmation from MDE on October 13 2009, which acknowledges the review and approval of the project, which in general terms provides the green light to proceed. The next step is to provide the notice of award to Ben Franklin, the low bidder

I recommend The Mayor and Common Council accept the bid of Ben Franklin/PHS Burgemeister Bell, Inc. in the amount of $817,139.19 to complete the Water meter Replacement Project. This action will allow Notice of Award, and Contractual Documents to be executed.


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Westminster MD appoints Arts and Culture Task Force

Westminster MD appoints Arts and Culture Task Force http://tinyurl.com/yfnr6yr #art

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At the October 26, 2009 meeting of the Westminster mayor and Common Council, the council approved the recommendations of mayor Kevin Utz to appoint councilwoman Suzanne Albert; Sandy Oxx, from the Carroll County Arts Council; Beth Gerl and Sue Bloom, from McDaniel College; Jackie Finch and Lyndi McNulty, from the Tri-Street Area Advisory Committee; property Owners Ed Maiello, Lou Chang, Lloyd Helt; artists Sarah DeLuca and Bob Coffey; to the new committee. Pamela Zappardino will serve as the Chairperson of the Task Force.

Pictured are left to right: Westminster councilwoman Suzanne Albert, Lyndi McNulty, Westminster mayor Kevin Utz, Sandy Oxx, Jackie Finch, and committee chair Dr. Pam Zappardino. October 26, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff [20091026 CowMCC Mtg (10)]

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Related: “The Journalist and the snallygaster” http://tinyurl.com/yhnjnb6 Witches politicians journalists too http://twitpic.com/n4dt9 & http://twitpic.com/n4k7r - - “Journalist may have been startled by snallygaster at city meeting - The snallygasters of Westminster’s Emerald Hill” - The Westminster city council report by Kevin Dayhoff October 26, 2009 Read the entire story here: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/10/journalist-and-snallygaster.html http://tinyurl.com/yhnjnb6

Also related: Nancy Hernandez gives a presentation about upcoming services and programs from the Community Media Center to a friendly witch and the Westminster mayor and Common Council at their meeting at Westminster City Hall last Monday, October 26, 2009 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/10/hernandez-gives-presentation-to.html http://tinyurl.com/yzsdexq http://tinyurl.com/yzsdexq or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/226357461/hernandez-gives-presentation-2-friendly-witch

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The press release from the city of Westminster is pasted below:

CITY OF WESTMINSTER
56 West Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone 410-848-9000
Fax 410-857-7476

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Thomas Beyard
October 26, 2009 Phone: 410-848-9000

ARTS AND CULTURE TASK FORCE APPOINTED

Tri-Street Area Advisory Committee selects members for important group

Westminster, MD - Mayor Kevin Utz appointed the newly formed "Arts and Culture Task Force" as part of the Tri-Street Area Advisory Committee Task Force activities. The Mayor and Common Council created the Tri-Street Area Advisory Committee ('Tri-Street Committee") in 2008 to address neighborhood issues and concerns in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue, Union Street and West Main Street, with the objective of creating an action plan for improvement. The Task Force was chaired by Councilman Greg Pecoraro and Councilwoman Suzanne Albert served as the vice chair. The twenty member committee met five times and presented its final report on March 9, 2009. That report was unanimously accepted by the Mayor and Common Council and implementation of its recommendations has begun.

Under the goal of building economic vitality, the report recommended the creation of a task force of representatives from the City, Carroll County Arts Council, Tri-Street Area Advisory Committee, property owners, artisans and others, to be called the "Arts and Culture Task Force", to develop an "arts, culture and small business overlay zone" for the Tri-Street neighborhood. The report urged the task force to focus on the Carroll Arts Center as a critical anchor in the Tri-Street neighborhood and to work to generate public support for the efforts of the Carroll County Arts Council to enhance this important facility and its programs.

Mayor Utz offered the following appointments to the newly formed "Arts and Culture Task Force."

"Arts and Culture Task Force"

Mayor and Council: Councilwoman Suzanne Albert

Carroll County Arts Council: Sandy Oxx and Councilwoman Suzanne Albert (Council Liaison to the Carroll County Arts Council)

McDaniel College: Beth Gerl and Sue Bloom

Tri-Street Area Advisory Committee: Jackie Finch and Lyndi McNulty

Property Owners Ed Maiello, Lou Chang, Lloyd Helt

Artisans Sarah DeLuca and Bob Coffey

Pamela Zappardino will serve as the Chairperson of the Task Force.

The date, time, and location for the first meeting has not been finalized, but the group will hold the meetings at the Carroll County Arts Center.

For questions or further information, please contact Tom Beyard at 410-848-9000.

# # #

The City of Westminster Administration Department is located at 56 West Main Street. This department oversees all of the departments in the General Government and is the central location for the City. For more information, call 410-848-9000 or visit www.westmmstermd.gov.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hernandez gives presentation to a friendly witch


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Nancy Hernandez gives a presentation about upcoming services and programs from the Community Media Center to a friendly witch and the Westminster mayor and Common Council at their meeting at Westminster City Hall last Monday, October 26, 2009

From left to right: public works director Jeff Glass; Nancy Hernandez, Beth Fahey, Administrative Coordinator, City Hall; councilmembers Dr. Robert Wack and Tony Chiavacci; council president Damian Halstad; mayor Kevin Utz; councilmember Greg Pecoraro. Un-pictured, except for her folded hands is councilwoman Suzanne Albert. And yes, that is a witch that kindly attended the council meeting, in the foreground.

Picture by Kevin Dayhoff October 26, 2009 [20091026 CowMCC Mtg (2)]

Related: “The Journalist and the snallygaster” http://tinyurl.com/yhnjnb6 Witches politicians journalists too http://twitpic.com/n4dt9 & http://twitpic.com/n4k7r - - “Journalist may have been startled by snallygaster at city meeting - The snallygasters of Westminster’s Emerald Hill” - The Westminster city council report by Kevin Dayhoff October 26, 2009 Read the entire story here: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/10/journalist-and-snallygaster.html http://tinyurl.com/yhnjnb6

For more information, please see: Dayhoff literature of the absurd, Dayhoff writing essays, Journalists Schutt-Bryan Schutt, People Zappardino-Pam, Westminster Annual Halloween, Westminster Council Mtgs, Westminster PW Dir Jeff Glass, Annual Halloween, Dayhoff erratum reductio ad absurdum, Dayhoff writing essays people, Dayhoff writing essays politics, People Glass-Jeff, Westminster Council Meeting Notes, , , , , , , , , , #art #writing #Halloween

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cowgirl In The Sand

Neil Young & Crosby Stills Nash - Cowgirl In The Sand (4 Way Street)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq9hEZNCFwI



From 4 Way Street

Released April 7, 1971 (original)

Recorded June 2 July 5, 1970, New York, Chicago & Los Angeles

Original album

LP side one

1. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (coda)" (Stephen Stills) 0:33
2. "On the Way Home" (Neil Young) 3:19
3. "Teach Your Children" (Graham Nash) 2:46
4. "Triad" (David Crosby) 5:07
5. "The Lee Shore" (Crosby) 4:14
6. "Chicago" (Nash) 3:03

LP side two

1. "Right Between the Eyes" (Nash) 2:19
2. "Cowgirl in the Sand" (Young) 3:50
3. "Don't Let It Bring You Down" (Young) 2:35
4. "49 Bye-Byes/America's Children" (Stills) 5:30
Includes a live version of Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth"
5. "Love the One You're With" (Stills) 2:57

LP side three

1. "Pre Road Downs" (Nash) 2:48
2. "Long Time Gone" (Crosby) 5:33
3. "Southern Man" (Young) 13:15

LP side four

1. "Ohio" (Young) 3:24
2. "Carry On" (Stills) 13:06
3. "Find the Cost of Freedom" (Stills) 2:16

COWGIRL IN THE SAND

Hello cowgirl in the sand
Is this place at your command
Can I stay here for a while
Can I see your sweet sweet smile
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same?
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Hello ruby in the dust
Has your band begun to rust
After all the sin we've had
I was hopin' that we turn back
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Hello woman of my dreams
This is not the way it seems
Purple words on a grey background
To be a woman and to be turned down
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

20091026 sdsom CSNY Cowgirl in the Sand
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The Journalist and the snallygaster


Journalist may have been startled by snallygaster at city meeting - The snallygasters of Westminster’s Emerald Hill

The Westminster city council report by Kevin Dayhoff October 26, 2009 http://tinyurl.com/yhnjnb6

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Unforeseen drama erupted last Monday night, on October 26, 2009, just days before Halloween; as the bright light of a snallygaster suddenly shone upon Carroll County Times writer Bryan Schutt.

All the while, Mr. Schutt kept a steady and wary eye on the “witch” seated directly in front of him while he covered the meeting of the Westminster mayor and Common Council well into the dark of the night.

Outside, the winds howled, dogs barked and the moon winked from behind passing dark clouds as the august common council body deliberated passionately upon the various imperatives of the small principality in the shining white castle on Emerald Hill – Westminster City Hall.

In the background, calm and oblivious to the sudden appearance of the snallygaster, were Westminster volunteer fire department president Bill Brehm and Westminster director of public works Rev. Jeff Glass, who never skipped a beat as he waxed poetically and eloquently about the subtle nuances and ecstasies of the Westminster water meter replacement installation initiative...

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As Rev. Glass’ voice rose in quivered and fevered praise of being stimulated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Mr. Schutt stoically continued with his hypergraphic note taking and Dr. Pam Zappardino surveyed the room the room adorned with her capital ornamentation and the studied pique of Elizabethan puritan curiosity and bemusement.

One wondered if Dr. Zappardino’s capital ornamentation was constructed of velvet, taffeta, or the wool of a cottager’s hand. One could only wonder if she were acting-out on strict obedience to Elizabethan sensibilities or maybe the Westminster Common Council had recently reenacted, in closed session, the Westminster Sumptuary Laws which dictated the styles of hats for dignified women of class and stature.

If you will recall it was during the years between 1968 and 1974 in Westminster – err, strike that - 1568 and 1574 that “all Citizens wives in generall were constrayned to weare white knit Caps of woolen yarne, unlesse their husbands were good value in the Queenes booke, or could prove themselves Gentlemen by descent.”

The curiosity of the hat was only one of the many subplots and oblique soliloquies that played out in the audience as Rev. Glass reported that he was infused with the idea of receiving the wireless signals of the new water meters with their variable attenuators and adjustable phase-shifters and that as a result he saw an apparition of Ben Franklin himself as he found himself awash in a sea of paperwork.

But wait; was that really a drop of sweat appearing on Mr. Schutt’s brow or was he simply moved by the shared spirit of the moment or the contemplation of actually being able to use a semi-colon in his news article?

Perhaps we’ll never know.

Moments later, the councilmembers gratefully accepted the bidding of Rev. Glass so that Westminster water meter reader officials may be turned-on as they stalked city neighborhoods in search of a sign or a wireless signal or perhaps even a glimpse of Mr. Franklin himself.

Over the years, paranormal apparitions and unusual occurrences have come to be accepted as de rigueur at Westminster council meetings.

Sudden chilly air, unaccounted brief gusts of winds, the odd clapping of hands, folks cackling to themselves as they clanked weaving utensils and others lapsing into the speaking in tongues are nothing unusual at the bi-monthly meetings of Emerald Hill.

Many have attributed such occurrences to the appearance of snallygasters…

For those who are not aware of snallygasters; in Carroll County Maryland, the belief in witches and supernatural spirits were part of the northern European-German culture brought into this area by its settlers.

For example, the word "snallygaster" doesn't seem to be used as much in recent years, but it comes from a combination of two German words: “schnell geiste,” meaning “quick spirit.”

Not to be confused with the “außenseiters” or “aus landers,” which have recently visited upon the city with their sea gull daze, wanting us to quit our redneck ways…?

At this point, please join Elton John, Bernie Taupin and the Greek chorus as we sing the honky cat blues: “When I look back boy I must have been green, Bopping in the country, fishing in a stream, Looking for an answer trying to find a sign, Until I saw your city lights honey I was blind.

“They said get back honky cat, Better get back to the woods, Well I quit those days and my redneck ways, And oh the change is gonna do me good…

“And all the folks back home well, said I was a fool, They said oh, believe in the Lord is the golden rule…

“They said stay at home boy, you gotta tend the farm, Living in the city boy, is going to break your heart, But how can you stay, when your heart says no, How can you stop when your feet say go…”

Anyway, where were we? Oh - for those of us who grew up in Carroll County, the “Schnell Gieste” or snallygasters were often responsible for the shivers that resulted from a sudden drop in the temperature or gusts of wind that closed doors and scattered papers.

Anyone who has spent time in Westminster’s city hall is well aware of the unaccounted-for footsteps on the stairs, apparitions in the windows, the eerie creaking of woodwork, the moans of sheer delight, and the groans of the ancient historic structure that has bore witness to the vagaries of the American Civil War, deaths of children during the Spanish Influenza outbreak in 1918; and contemporary personal character assassinations that accompany small-town politics.

This brings to mind a curious remark by Mr. Schutt as he was leaving City Hall that evening. For some background, as you may be aware, the unofficial symbol of Halloween, the jack-o'-lantern, has its origins in the carving of a turnip. Not as tasty, by the way, if you are making pie.

Although several hundred years ago pumpkins were quite smaller than they are today, colonials used a pumpkin because it was more easily available than turnips.

The practice of carving a frightening face and placing fire inside the pumpkin was to frighten away banshees or “schnell geistes” from the spirit world.

Mr. Schutt was apparently unfazed by the appearance of Mr. Schell Geiste and labored-on with his work, without flinching…

Although unconfirmed reports indicate that as Mr. Schutt left the council meeting, he quietly inquired as to where might be the best place to buy a carving pumpkin in Carroll County.

Hmmm. Maybe after all – he believes. Ask him. Inquiring minds want to know…

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Okay, okay – OKAY - - I’ll write a different account for the newspaper. But my gosh I love it on this side of the note pad. Meanwhile stay in the shallow end of the pool.

Kevin Dayhoff October 26, 2009
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The bright light of a snallygaster suddenly shone upon Carroll County Times writer Bryan Schutt and he kept a steady eye on the “witch” seated directly in front of him while covering the meeting of the Westminster mayor and Common Council on Monday night, October 26, 2009.

In the background, oblivious to the sudden appearance of the snallygaster, is Westminster volunteer fire department president Bill Brehm and Westminster director of public works Rev. Jeff Glass. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff October 26, 2009 [20091026 CowMCC Mtg (3)b] Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/n4dt9 or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/224678669/journalist-may-have-been-startled-by-snallygaster

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Westminster director of public works Rev. Jeff Glass never skipped a beat as he waxed poetically and eloquently about the subtle nuances and ecstasies of the Westminster water meter replacement installation initiative at the Monday, October 26, 2009 meeting of the Westminster MD meeting of the Common Council.

As Rev. Glass’ voice rose in praise of being stimulated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Carroll County Times writer Schutt stoically continued with his hypergraphic note taking and Dr. Pam Zappardino studied the room adorned with her capital ornamentation... Photo by Kevin Dayhoff October 26, 2009 [20091026 CowMCC Mtg 4 5 6] Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/n4k7r or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/224740261/westminster-director-of-public-works-rev-jeff

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Monday, October 26, 2009

“Autumn in Carroll County”

A view of Carroll County, MD countryside as seen from Bullocks restaurant off of Route 32 just east of Route 97.

October 19, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

My recent stories in Explore Carroll

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Officials may face sharp critics, but in 1946 it was real knives
Published October 25, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... ..." If you ask me, it's refreshing to hear an elected official level with you and tell it like it is. When he's not under a pile of rocks, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff AT gmail.com or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/. ...

Schaum weaves a creative display at Westminster's Off Track Art
Published October 21, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... In addition to displaying her work at Off Track Studio, Schaum will also join other artists on the Carroll County Artisans Studio Tour this coming December 5 and 6. For more information go to: www.ccartists.com/index.html. — submitted by Kevin Dayhoff...

DAYHOFF: Honoring the 'Hell Drivers of Taneytown,' in 1948 and today
Published October 18, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... just raise your finger, err, hand. Drop us a note or share it in the comment section on www.explorecarroll.com. When he is not risking his life on Route 140, Kevin Dayhoff may reached at ... , or go to http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/ ....

Community mourns the loss of photographer Charlie Magee
Published October 17, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... s choice.Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.prittsfuneralhome.com/. Kevin Dayhoff may reached at ... or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/...
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ARCHIVE: Guy Babylon made world class music, but never really left Carroll
Published October 11, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... a kind-hearted family man and friend ... who happened to play keyboard for Elton John. When he is not listening to "Madman Across the Water," Kevin Dayhoff may reached at ... or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/. ...

Westminster city clerk dies
Published October 9, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
Westminster and Carroll County officials are mourning the loss of City Clerk Laurell Taylor, who died at her home Thursday morning. “She was a very dedicated city employee,” Mayor Kevin Utz said in an interview with The Eagle. “She did everything asked of her ... ...

Budget woes dominate Westminster council meeting
Published October 5, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
The meeting of the Westminster mayor and Common Council last on Sept. 28 began with plenty of smiles, but the mood quickly turned somber as a discussion on budget woes dominated the balance of the evening.Mayor Kevin Utz conducted a public hearing on the ... ...

Truman on television and German POWs on the farm
Published October 4, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... has had a lasting impact that certainly wasn't predicted at the time. When he's not watching President Barack Obama on television seven days a week, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at ... or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/....

DAYHOFF: Dedication of fire hall in 1899 was a hot time in Manchester
Published September 27, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... They protect you night and day, 365 days out of the year.When he's not putting out fires somewhere, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at ... or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/. ...

DAYHOFF: Silver Run is rich in history, yet still a real hometown
Published September 20, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
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