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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Recent stories in Explore Carroll by Kevin Dayhoff


Carroll County's 173rd birthday celebrates a patchwork quilt of history
Posted 1/24/10 by Carroll Eagle

New year means a new city attorney in Westminster
Posted 1/12/10 by Westminster Eagle

'Coach' Charlie Havens was a good sport, and a patriot, too
Posted 1/17/10 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Winter miseries include cold, wind and a threat to our ice cream supply
Posted 1/10/10 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Santa Claus is coming to town
Posted 12/14/09 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Westminster's holiday glow, from 'Kringling' to a parade of lights
Posted 12/13/09 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Memorial service set for 'Voice of Carroll County,' Dwight Dingle
Posted 12/02/09 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Community mourns the loss of photographer Charlie Magee
Posted 10/17/09 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

Winter miseries include cold, wind and a threat to our ice cream supply
Published January 10, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... ice cream in the middle of a snowstorm. It, too, would probably result in a lot of paperwork. When he is not looking for ice cream in a snowstorm, visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/....

DAYHOFF: New years of the past carried doom, gloom ... and a few local bright spots
Published January 3, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... Year, we should all hold brighter hopes of the future, and make some good resolutions." Amen to that. When he is not partying in Taylorsville, visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/....

Crime and vagrants greeted the new year in days gone by
Published December 27, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... it, but he is not sure. Like everybody else, Mr. Tuck is frustrated but isn't sure who to blame." When he's not wearing a New Year's party hat, visit him at www.westminstermarylandonline.net....
Snow day like this
Published December 20, 2009 by Carroll Eagle

Mary, Dolly and I all believe in Santa Claus, and you should, too
Published December 20, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... holidays with your family friends and loved ones. Merry Christmas and a happy Hanukah, too. When he is not listening to Dolly Parton Christmas music, visit him at www.westminstermarylandonline.net. ...

Westminster electric Christmas parade winners announced
Published December 15, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
John Street Quarters at the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department was packed Monday night with participants from this year's Westminster Miracle on Main Street Holiday Electric Parade.The 10 winners in Westminster's first-ever electric light parade held ... ...

Westminster's holiday glow, from 'Kringling' to a parade of lights
Published December 13, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... the best place in the world for the Christmas holidays. No Grinches allowed. When he is not masquerading through town looking at Christmas lights, visit him at www.westminstermarylandonline.net. ...

20100124 sdosm Recent stories in Explore Carroll by Kevin Dayhoff Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, Newspapers Explore Carroll

Recent stories in Explore Carroll by Kevin Dayhoff http://www.explorecarroll.com/ http://tinyurl.com/yekyy84
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The Tubes - Don't Touch me There


Perfect music for a snow day - turn the volume up to eleven:

The Tubes – “Don’t Touch me There”

From 1976

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdqqSUu5ggU

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/01/tubes-dont-touch-me-there.html http://tinyurl.com/yd7wt2t

Music, Music The Tubes, YouTube

Hat Tip: JFS “This tune charted in the summer of 1976 - I loved it. This album, "Young and Rich" (the Tubes 2nd) also featured the wild song, ‘Slipped My Disco.’”





Nagle/Dornacker

Oooo baby,
Move closer to me
I've had all that I can stand
Take hold of me with your hands

Oh baby,
You give me the chills
Whisper low in my ear
Let knows how it feels
just to know you are near

Your body gives me a thrill
as it leans against mine
I love how it feels
with your jeans against mine

The smell of burning leather
as we hold each other tight
As our rivets rub together
flashing sparks into the night
At this moment of surrender darling
if you really care
Don't touch me there

Unzip that jacket
That leather smells so sweet
Put your chest against mine
Feel my heart beat

I love the way your belt fits
The way it hangs so low
So low on your hips my darling
I want you so

I love your sweet, sweet lips
I love your salty taste
I love your finger tips
When I reach for your waist?! Uh-huh...

The smell of burning leather
as we hold each other tight
As our rivets rub together
flashing sparks into the night
At this moment of surrender darling
if you really care
Don't touch me there

I will give my love forever
if you promise me you'll
never never never touch me there
Don't touch me there

Don't touch me there
Please don't
Don't touch me there
Oh no not there
Don't touch me there
Anywhere but there
Don't touch me there
Never--don't ever
Don't touch me there
Do you care?
Don't touch me there
Then don't touch me there
Don't touch me there

*****
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LADY GAGA / Bad Romance New Single

LADY GAGA / Bad Romance New Single

Hat Tip: YouTube - TheVideoMashUp October 22, 2009

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/01/lady-gaga-bad-romance-new-single.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uceCz0nltQ

© 2009 INTERSCOPE RECORDS
No Copyright Infringement Intended.

DOWNLOAD SINGLE HERE :
http://itunes.apple.com/album/oh-oh-feat-angelika-ep/id35...

LADY GAGA - BAD ROMANCE (NEW SINGLE)
[RedOne]

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as its free
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

I want your drama
The touch of your hand
I want you leather studded kiss in the scene
And I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a bad,your bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your loving
All your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

I want your horror
I want your design
Cause youre a criminal
As long as your mine
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

I want your psycho
Your vertical stick
Want you in my room
When your baby is sick
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want a bad,your bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your loving
All your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy

Walk walk fashion baby
Work it
I'm a Freak bitch baby

I want your love
And I want your revenge
I want your love
I dont wanna be friends

J'veux ton amour
Et je veux ton revenge
J'veux ton amour
chorus-(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance, Caught in a bad romance...)
I dont wanna be friends
I dont wanna be friends
I dont wanna be friends
Want your bad romance
Caught in a bad romance
Want your bad romance

I want your loving
And I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your loving
and all your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

chorus-(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!)
Want your bad romance
chorus -(Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance)
Want your bad romance

chorus-(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!)
Want your bad romance
chorus -(Oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance)

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-Roma-ma-ah!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance!

lady gaga bad romance new single album music video official world premiere vevo the fame monster full uncensored director's cut alternate version redone red one remix mashup z100 sexy hot hq hd cd quality 2009 2010 radio edit mix dub vocal instrumental acapella live concert tv exclusive preview interview ad commercial recording studio charts night club electro electropop dance house techno pop lyrics nouveau neue nuevo novo nuovo sencillo новый сингл 新しいシングル jérémy amelin jeremy jey alejandro monster so happy i could die speechless dance in the dark telephone teeth just dance lovegame paparazzi poker face eh eh nothing else i can say beautiful dirty rich money honey starstruck boys boys boys paper gangsta brown eyes i like it rough summerboy disco heaven again again retro dance freak

jérémy amelin jeremy jey hd hq 2010 oh oh what more dans l'un l'une fantasize music video new single album live concert preview interview ad commercial recording studio james rendon britney spears madonna david guetta martin solveig bob sinclar joachim garraud benny benassi tiesto laurent wolf carl cox fedde le grand antoine clamaran ocean drive cerrone fg fun nrj radio tv charts night club electro electropop dance house techno pop mix remix dub vocal edit instrumental english french paris france

20100130 LADY GAGA Bad Romance New Single

Music, Music Lady GaGa, YouTube
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

January/February 2010 E-newsletter of Off Track Art


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An E-newsletter of Off Track Art, an artists’ cooperative gallery
January/February 2010 by Charlotte Laslo, cqlaslo@netscape.net
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11 Liberty Street (Side Entrance)
Westminster, MD




New Year, new hours:

Tue-Wed: noon -6 PM
Thu-Fri: noon -7 PM
Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
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CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday, Off Track Art, celebrating one year as a coop gallery!

Join us in celebrating this young venue, along with celebrating Nancy Schmitt, who this winter becomes the second of rotating guest artists exhibiting with Off Track Art.

Come to our Opening Reception to see her wonderful, richly-colored felted objects.

New work in the gallery also include Linda Van Hart’s Meditation: Sense of Self and The Three Graces, beautiful collage statements created while in Budapest; vibrant new photographs by Gordon Wickes; Mary Decker’s bright, framed assemblages and other fun objects; Melinda Byrd’s intimate gestural drawings of jazz & blues musicians; and many more drawings, paintings, jewelry, and mixed media works that will delight and surprise!

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 2010... 5:30-7:30 PM. See you there!

GUEST ARTIST

By combining her fine arts and textile design backgrounds, Nancy Schmitt creates unique vessels, wall hangings and wearables made of felted wool. Her passion for working with wool fiber, along with the organic nature of the medium, help her connect the ancient traditions of felt making with modern artistry. Because wool is an organic medium, she must be willing to surrender preconceived design notions and allow the fiber to develop its own unique shape and form. The surface becomes truly three dimensional with the addition of beads that capture and reflect light. Sculptural cuts in the matte wool add texture and expose color changes in the fiber layers.

NEW WEBSITE

Off Track Art can now be found on the web. Many thanks to Gail Elwell for organizing things and getting our website launched. Look for art images and info on our new website: http://www.offtrackart.org/.

ARTISTS AT WORK at Off Track Art:

Feb. 5, 11, and 26, noon - 5 PM, Charlotte Laslo will be working on her jewelry creations at Off Track Art. Stop by and see them being made using wirework and knotting techniques.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, noon- 6 PM, Melinda Byrd will be at Off Track Art designing and constructing Valentine inspired cards with watercolors, collage, and printmaking. Come and request a custom made card for your loved one—bring photos if you like.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, noon – 3 PM Melinda Byrd will be at Off Track Art, doing watercolor highlighting a limited edition of “Monarchs & Milkweed in Color.”

OUT and ABOUT:

“Off Track goes off track,” an exhibit by gallery members will show this Spring in the Great Hall at Carroll Community College, opening April 18, runs through May 21, 2010.

Melinda Byrd’s work will be featured on Sunday, Jan. 31 in the Carroll County Times, in a photo-documentary of her woodcut process from design inception, transfer to wood, carving, to printing. An on-line video documentary of Handcrafted Traditions by Ken Koons will soon after be offered at: http://www.carrollcounty.tv/handcrafted_traditions/ Watch the process of the development of "May the Wind be Always at Your Back," the print soon to be available in Melinda’s print rack.

Gail Elwell is involved with The Artchicks, "Gathering," running February 7-March 19, 2010, with an opening on February 7, 2-4 PM at the Scott Gallery, Carroll Community College. “Gathering” then travels to Lubbock, Texas, May 17-June 18, at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.

Looking forward, Gail’s collage project "52 Weeks" will open at the Christina Collin-Smith Gallery in Cumberland, Md., in June.

Cathy Sawdey participates in the Antreasian Gallery’s exhibit, “Nudes 2010,” February 5 through February 26, 2010, in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. Reception is Friday, Feb. 5th, 6-9 PM.

Linda Van Hart is teaching Mixed Media Collage I & II, Design I, and Jewelry I, II, & III at McDaniel College spring semester. She will teach Reticulation and Hot Connections this summer at Common Ground Week II, July 12-16, 2010. For information and registration: http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/. These classes may be taken for fun or for undergraduate or graduate credit.

FAREWELL to MEMBERS

We are sad to bid adieu to our creative colleagues and wish them all success as they continue their artistic pursuits on other paths...

Becki Maurio, photographer.
Bob Sapora, sculptor.


MEMBERS:
Vestal Abbott
Melinda Byrd: http://www.byrdcallstudio.com/
Kevin Dayhoff: kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com
Mary Decker: http://www.chartruesemoose.com/
Gail Elwell: http://www.gailelwell.com/
Judy Goodyear
Charlotte Laslo
Cathy Sawdey
Gordon Wickes
Linda van Hart: http://www.tollhousestudio.com/
Bobby Waddell
Susan Williamson
Pamela Zappardino
GUEST, Nancy Schmitt: http://www.iveneverfeltsogood.com/

http://www.offtrackart.org/
Visit us on Facebook, too!

Related:

Off Track Art E-newsletter for October and November 2009 http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2009/10/off-track-art-e-newsletter-for-october.html

Off Track Art Tracks August 2009 Newsletter Westminster MD http://tinyurl.com/pc4eok

Off Track Art
Off Track Art artist profiles
Off Track Art news and info
Off Track Art newsletters
Off Track Art on Facebook

Art Artists Culture Carroll Co, Art Artists Culture Westminster, Art Off Track Art, Art Off Track Art newsletter, Current Events

20100129 Enewsletter of Off Track Art

Friday, January 29, 2010

Taylorsville United Methodist Church transom window

Taylorsville United Methodist Church transom window

Transom window over front door - - Taylorsville United Methodist Church, Taylorsville, Carroll County MD, Founded in 1878. By Kevin Dayhoff December 24, 2009

Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/10aa0l or here; http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/359383267/taylorsville-united-methodist-church-transom

4356 Ridge Road, Mt Airy, MD. 21771, Tel: 410-875-4101

http://www.taylorsvilleumc.org/

[20091224 TUMC 10 overdoorb] Annual Christmas, Annual Christmas Carroll Co, Dayhoff Daily Photoblog, Dayhoff photos, Dayhoff photos churches, Religion Taylorsville United Methodist

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Taylorsville United Methodist Church transom window http://tinyurl.com/yzxe4ry http://twitpic.com/10aa0l http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/359383267/taylorsville-united-methodist-church-transom http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2010/01/taylorsville-united-methodist-church.html

4356 Ridge Road, Mt Airy, MD. 21771, Tel: 410-875-4101

http://www.taylorsvilleumc.org/

Related:

The congregation of Taylorsville United Methodist Church stops to chat right after the Christmas Eve services on December 24, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/y8my5y4 #photos http://twitpic.com/vp3yf http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/12/congregation-of-taylorsville-united.html [20091224 TUMC 7]

Candles singing in K minor at Taylorsville United Methodist Church on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2009 by Kevin Dayhoff Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/vdpwk or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/301906297/candles-singing-taylorsville-united-methodist [20091224 TUMC 5candle] http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/12/candles-singing.html http://tinyurl.com/y8wr36t

Candles at the Christmas Eve service at Taylorsville United Methodist Church by Kevin Dayhoff December 24, 2009 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/12/candles-at-christmas-eve-service-at.html http://tinyurl.com/yeqhg4s

[20091224 TUMC (2)acandle] Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/vcofn http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/301671841/candles-christmas-eve-service-taylorsville

[20091224 TUMC candle] Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/vcpmv or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/301680572/candles-christmas-eve-service-taylorsville

Signs in front of the Taylorsville United Methodist Church announce the December 24, 2009 Christmas Eve service.
Christmas Eve services at Taylorsville United Methodist Church [20091224 TUMCsign] http://tinyurl.com/yz7dtmg http://twitpic.com/valdz

Annual Christmas, Annual Christmas Carroll Co, Dayhoff Daily Photoblog, Dayhoff photos, Dayhoff photos churches, Religion Taylorsville United Methodist

Kevin Dayhoff December 24, 2009

*****
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The opera singer waits in the wings

The opera singer, Lara Bruckmann, waits in the wings as she studies the drama unfolding in the roller derby oval… January 23, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff
Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/10a6dm or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/359353122/the-opera-singer-waits-as-she-studies-the-roller

Lara Bruckmann, a lyric soprano classical opera singer, sang the national anthem during the opening ceremonies for roller derby skating bout between the local Chesapeake Roller Derby team, “Mutiny,” and the South Jersey Derby Girls last Saturday evening, January 23, 2010, at the Danele Shipley Memorial Arena at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster. photo by Kevin Dayhoff January 23, 2010. [20100123 RollerDerbyAgCtr (38)c opera singer]
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The opera singer waits in the wings

January 23, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff


The local Chesapeake Roller Derby team, “Mutiny” defended the ship well, but it was the South Jersey Derby Girls who staged the mutiny last Saturday evening at the Danele Shipley Memorial Arena at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster and took the flag.

Reinforcing the opera component of the drama of the skating event at the arena last Saturday evening, January 23, 2010, was Lara Bruckmann, a lyric soprano classical opera singer, who sang the national anthem during the opening ceremonies.

Bruckmann, whose skater name is “Doris Day of Reckoning,” also skates with the Junkyard Dolls with the Charm City Roller Girls. She said, “our opener is Saturday, January 30 at the Du Burns Arena in Canton, Baltimore.

I haven’t figured how to use my voice as a weapon on the track yet because I become too winded from skating,” said Bruckmann with a wry smile.

Bruckmann added, “One of the things that makes (local) roller derby so effective as a grass roots is there are so many of the skill sets required represented by all the professionals who skate in the leagues. We have graphic artists, lawyers, nurses…” and it’s all good family fun.

For more information as to the rules and intricacies of roller derby, be sure to read Explore Carroll writer, Charles Schelle’s “Shipwrecked in a concrete jungle,” and “Mutiny at the Ag Center” in the January 17 Carroll Eagle.

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20100123 The opera singer waits in the wings

[20100123 RollerDerbyAgCtr (38)c opera singer] Ag Carroll Co MD Ag Center, Art Artists Culture, Sports Roller Derby

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/01/opera-singer-waits-in-wings.html http://tinyurl.com/y8be33p

The opera singer waits as she studies the roller derby oval 23Jan10 - Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/y8be33p http://twitpic.com/10a6dm http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/359353122/the-opera-singer-waits-as-she-studies-the-roller
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And the point is…

Click here for a larger image: http://twitpic.com/10a4hp or here: http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/359334499/westminster-dir-tom-beyard-watches-as-city

Westminster planning director Tom Beyard on the left, watches the mayor and council members as the new Westminster city attorney Elissa Levan on the right, explains a point; at the January 25, 2010 meeting of the Westminster mayor and Common Council at Westminster City Hall in Westminster Maryland.

January 25, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff

[20100125 MCC TBB Elissa Levan] Dayhoff Daily Photoblog, Dayhoff photos, Westminster city attorney Elissa Levan, Westminster Council Mtgs, Westminster govt, Westminster Planning Dir Tom Beyard

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2010/01/and-point-is.html http://tinyurl.com/y9hfakp

Twitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff

Westminster dir Tom Beyard watches as city attorney Elissa Levan explains a point http://tinyurl.com/y9hfakp http://twitpic.com/10a4hp http://kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/post/359334499/westminster-dir-tom-beyard-watches-as-city

*****
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My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Top stories for Explore Carroll by Kevin Dayhoff in 2009


I was recently asked what I felt were the “noteworthy” stories that I wrote for Explore Carroll in 2009. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2010/01/top-stories-for-explore-carroll-by.html http://tinyurl.com/ybzd7wf

That’s always a tough question… I worried about the term “noteworthy.” It sounds so pretentious. Nevertheless, pressed - - if I had to choose, I think they would be, in random order:

60 years ago, Davis opened the first chapter of the library book Published January 16, 2009 by Carroll Eagle ... , 1870? Think you know? …with "Sunday Carroll Eagle" in the subject line. When he's not talking with his pet stuffed animal named "Mr. Moose,"

Martin Luther King and Marvin Gaye still show us the way Published January 14, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... quot;: "For only love can conquer hate, You know you've got to find a way, To bring some understanding here today ... Talk to me so you can see, Oh what's going on ..." Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster.

Sheryl gives advice on banking and toilet paper, one square at a time Published March 4, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... units. In the end, this is one of those messy pesky problems when we may need more than two or three squares. Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster. . ...

Studying the economics of rewarding bad behavior Published March 18, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... paying for food with change, is comforted by the fact that the folks who caused this mess will be keeping their jobs. And now I'm sure that you, too, will sleep easier at night. Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster. ....

Dayhoff says: When it comes to Obama on Jay Leno, get over it Published March 26, 2009 by Westminster Eagle

DAYHOFF: Cutting a ribbon on history at the Westminster Water Treatment Plant Published April 29, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... prosper. Note: next week's column will review a more in-depth history of the story of the early Westminster water systems. Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster, where he served as mayor from 2001 to 2005. When he is not enjoying a great glass of Westminster ... ...

Crunching numbers, and historic perspective, in Westminster election
Published May 12, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... “I’m humbled and anxious to get started.” The writer, Kevin Dayhoff, is a history columnist for The Eagle newspapers. He served as ... did his grandfather Frank Thomas Babylon for several years in the 1890s.

Dayhoff: The rebirth of the Cockey's Tavern building in Westminster Published May 12, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... column in the Carroll Eagle of The Baltimore Sun for more of the rich history of Cockey’s. Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster.

Dayhoff: New councilmember tackles alleged hit and run driver Published June 1, 2009 by Westminster Eagle, Carroll Eagle ... Westminster city police arrived and took control of the situation The accident is under investigation. All in a day’s work. Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster. ...

Remember when you could walk to work in Westminster? Published June 7, 2009 by Carroll Eagle ... . Think you know? If so, drop me a line at ... , and be sure to put Carroll Eagle in the subject line. Thank you. When he's not on a "walk-about" in Westminster, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at ... . ...

'Year without summer' killed crops ... and created a monster Published June 21, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle ... village folk that it's not a bad idea to keep a torch handy on these cool summer nights. When he is not playing with laboratory-harnessed lightning, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at ... or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/. ...

DAYHOFF: 11th Air Cavalry Troop memorial recalls service of Carroll natives Published July 11, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... to help honor these men and their families, as well those others named on the memorial who paid so dearly in the service of their community and nation. Kevin Dayhoff may reached at ... , or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/....

Westminster council meeting details city improvements and comprehensive plan Published July 25, 2009 by Westminster Eagle ... for the annual Christmas parade. With that, council president Damian Halstad gaveled the meeting to a close and folks quickly paraded out the door. Kevin Dayhoff may reached at ... or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/...

Dr. Ira Zepp, 79, McDaniel College and Westminster civil rights leader, dies Published August 4, 2009 by Westminster Eagle The Rev. Dr. Ira Gilbert Zepp Jr., professor emeritus of the religious studies department at McDaniel College, died peacefully at his home on Aug. 1. He was 79. In a memorial tribute by McDaniel College president Joan Develin Coley, she recalled that Dr. ... ...

Shriver remembered for Special Olympics and also for a connection to Carroll Published August 16, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle ... ; and the mother-in-law of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, it is through the Special Olympics that she will live on through the ages. Kevin Dayhoff may reached at ... or visit him at 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/ ...

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 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 ... ...

Westminster to get federal stimulus grant Published October 29, 2009 by Westminster Eagle Westminster announced at Monday night’s mayor and Common Council meeting that 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 ... ...

Black & Decker has been an important tool for Carroll County Published November 8, 2009 by Carroll Eagle ... a brain drain in the community. When he is not in the shop working with Black & Decker tools, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at ... or visit him at http://www.westminstermarylandonline.net/....

Hundreds attend Cartwright memorial in Union Bridge Published November 22, 2009 by Carroll Eagle UNION BRIDGE — More than 500 people crowded into the social hall at the Union Bridge fire station on Nov. 16 to pay respects to Staff Sgt. Charles Isaac Cartwright, 26, of Union Bridge, who was killed Nov. 7 in action while supporting combat operations in ... ...

Public safety, code issues among items at Westminster roundtables
Published November 29, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... recommended continuing the Main Street roundtable meetings on a monthly basis with the property owners and church representatives. — Kevin Dayhoff

'Voice of Carroll County,' Dwight Dingle, dies at age 63 Published December 6, 2009 by Carroll Eagle At a Memorial Mass celebrated Dec. 3 at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster, about 250 family members and friends recalled Dwight O. Dingle as a community leader, a trusted voice and a man who always advocated for Carroll County. Dingle, the popular, ... ...

Memorial service set for 'Voice of Carroll County,' Dwight Dingle Published December 2, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle Perhaps Vivian Laxton, Carroll County public information administrator, said it best last week when she said, “The voice of Carroll County fell silent this week.” Dwight O. Dingle, the popular, larger-than-life community cheerleader and longtime on-air ... ...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The new year means a new city attorney in Westminster

Last Monday was the second meeting of the Westminster mayor and common council for Westminster’s new attorney, Elissa Levan of the law firm of Funk & Bolton.

Folks have asked where my story appeared on the new attorney. It may be found here: http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/3801/attorneys/ 1/12/10 http://tinyurl.com/yeqxmcb or here: http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-year-means-new-city-attorney-in.html http://tinyurl.com/yeqxmcb

Posted below is the original copy I filed, before it was edited for length, for the newspaper:

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Photo caption: Westminster appoints new city attorneys. New Westminster city attorney Karen Plumer Ruff (right) looks up to follow the discussion at the Westminster Common Council meeting last Monday as Elissa Levan (left in the background) studies her meeting notes. Seated beside Ms. Levan is the Westminster director of planning Tom Beyard. Picture by Kevin Dayhoff [20100111 MCCmtg (15)d]

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The new year means a new city attorney in Westminster

Elissa Levan and Karen Plumer Ruff of the law firm of Funk & Bolton appointed to be the new Westminster city attorneys

By Kevin Dayhoff for the Westminster Eagle January 12, 2010

The new year for Westminster city government will begin with new municipal attorneys for the first time in 30 years.

At the first meeting of the Westminster mayor and Common Council for 2010, the city announced the appointment of Elissa Levan and Karen Plumer Ruff to take the place of Westminster city attorney John Walsh who retired last December after serving the city for over 30 years.

In the meeting the council voted to authorize the Westminster mayor Kevin Utz to execute a letter of engagement, dated December 23, with the law firm of Funk & Bolton, with offices in Baltimore, Annapolis, and Chestertown, to represent the town.

A city press release, noted that the process for finding a new attorney began last November. Westminster council president Damian Halstad said that the city had sent out a request for proposals for legal services and received six responses. “We interviewed all of them and it was really, I think, an impressive crew. I think we hired – um … we made an excellent choice,” said Halstad.

Halstad introduced both attorneys who were in attendance for the council meeting. “We welcome them and look forward to a long relationship because we sure don’t like interviewing lawyers. The last one we kept for what, 30 years. So ah, that would make me 78, when they retire, and that would be fine.”

Councilman Greg Pecoraro responded when Halstad asked if there were any questions by saying “… it was a very good process as you mentioned. I was pleased that everyone was able to participate. I think that we did have a difficult choice to make…”

“It was helpful to go through it for learning. I mean you learn things when you go through the interview process... This firm … and ah, Ms. Levan and Ms. Ruff had read our comprehensive plan. They had a lot of good questions for us. And they just knew - I think they knew the most about the city. And that goes a long way towards winning over a prospective employer. We were all impressed,” said Halstad.

The firm’s web site notes that “Funk & Bolton, P.A. is a Mid-Atlantic-based law firm practicing primarily in five areas: commercial litigation, insurance regulation, government relations, local government law, and creditors' rights.

“We provide counseling, litigation and legislative services to insurers, other financial services companies, health maintenance organizations, managed care organizations, health plans, dental plans, counties, municipalities, businesses, and trade associations.”

According to the city press release, “With eleven attorneys, this firm is the most experienced of its kind, providing representation to numerous municipal corporations, counties, and other public entities in the state of Maryland, including the cities of Bowie, College park, Church Hill, Rock Hall, St. Michaels, Upper Marlboro, and Forest Heights.”

The release explained that Levan will be designated the city attorney and that Ruff will serve to “provide backup representation… Levan will have the overall responsibility of coordinating the legal services to the city.”

Funk & Bolton announced in April 2009 that Levan had “rejoined the firm after a year as a Maryland Assistant Attorney General. Ms. Levan is a member of the Local Government Practice Group in the firm's Baltimore office. With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Levan will resume her practice of counseling Maryland municipalities and public entities.”

Levan’s web site bio indicates that she “has been representing governmental clients since 1992, when, after a few years at other firms, she joined Levan, Schimel, Belman & Abramson, P.A. in Howard County (later, a regional office of Miles & Stockbridge, P.A.)

“Since then, Ms. Levan has provided advice and counsel to a diverse group of Maryland municipalities, including several of the largest jurisdictions in the State, the Cities of Bowie, and College Park, and many smaller towns, such as the Town of Church Hill on the Eastern Shore.

“She has recently been designated as the town attorney for the Town of Chesapeake Beach. She also spent a year in the Office of the Attorney General, representing the twenty-four Maryland sheriffs and their sworn deputies.”

Her bio also indicates she “has also provided general representation to private sector businesses, including several not-for-profit entities, such as the Corridor Transportation Corporation.

“Ms. Levan has been active for many years in the Maryland Municipal Attorney's Association and served, among other capacities, for several years as its liaison to the Maryland Municipal League's Legislative Committee. She has also been a member of the Maryland State Bar Association's Local Government and Administrative Law Sections, for both of which sections she has served on the governing Councils. She is currently completing her term as Chair of the Administrative Law Section (2008-09).

“She is a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation. Ms. Levan was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce and for several years chaired its Public Affairs Group, which undertook legislative education and advocacy functions for the Chamber.”

Levan is a 1985 graduate, with distinction, from University of Michigan. She was awarded her J.D. from George Washington Law School, where she graduated with honors in 1988.

Ruff’s Funk & Bolton web site bio indicates that she “began her career practicing in the area of zoning and land use law at Zanecki, Lally and McDonough, in Prince George's County, Maryland. In 1989, she joined the Howard County firm of Levan, Schimel, Belman & Abramson, P.A. (later, a regional office of Miles & Stockbridge, P.A.)

“For the past twenty years, Ms. Ruff has provided advice and counsel to a diverse group of Maryland municipalities, including the City of Bowie, the City of College Park, the Town of Church Hill, the Town of Edmonston and the Town of St. Michaels.

“Additionally, from 1998 until 2002, Ms. Ruff was the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Annapolis. Ms. Ruff has also served as counsel to the Annapolis Board of Appeals. Ms. Ruff has been a member of the Maryland Municipal Attorney's Association of the Maryland Municipal League for many years. She has served as President and Secretary. Ms. Ruff is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association.

Ruff earned her J.D from Catholic University of America in 1987, and graduated with a B.A. cum laude, from LaSalle University in 1984.

Halstad later indicated that Funk & Bolton will charge the city a rate of $150.00 per hour which is a slight increase over the $125.00 an hour charged by the previous city attorney.

A review of past court cases and council minutes of other municipalities throughout the state indicates that both attorneys have an extensive background in all aspects of municipal law ranging from zoning and land use law to immigration law enforcement.

After the meeting, the two attorneys then got right to work as the mayor and council convened a closed meeting to discuss property acquisition and emergency response procedures for the city.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sopranos Last Supper by Annie Leibovitz


Sopranos Last Supper by Annie Leibovitz

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Sopranos Last Supper by Annie Leibovitz

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Bardelys The Magnificent 1926 The Boat Ride


Bardelys The Magnificent 1926 The Boat Ride


Theaterpalace wrote: This is an exclusive Valentine Special. John Gilbert and Eleanor Boardman from King Vidor's long lost Silent Classic. Now Beautifully restored by David Shepard's group Film Preservation Associates, and Lobster of Paris. That is except for the missing Third reel.

Jack Gilbert was at the height of his fame and popularity. Reigning as MGM's biggest Star. Boardman the new "Mrs. King Vidor" was never more lovely as the "Lady Roxalanne"

Since this movie is coming out on DVD in the next few months from Flicker Alley, (not with this music by Antonio Coppolla), I won't be posting anything else from the picture anytime soon on these boards.

Hope everyone will buy the DVD! This two disc set is also expected to include another Lost and Found Gilbert feature MONTE CRISTO (1922) with Estelle Taylor!


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There are many great lines in the movie. The one that really made me smile was : “Roxalanne, my beloved – unworthy wretch that I am – I have no right to your love- - ” “Je suis tellement indigne d’un amour comme le votre!” John Gilbert and Eleanor Boardman from King Vidor's long lost 1926 silent classic, “The Boat Ride.”

Of course, this movie is not to be confused with “I’m on a boat” Hmmmm – please heed the strong language warning – NSFW! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU

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Photo caption: “Je suis tellement indigne d’un amour comme le votre!” John Gilbert and Eleanor Boardman from King Vidor's long lost 1926 silent classic, “The Boat Ride.”

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Clair de lune (Moonlight), 1925.

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Clair de lune (Moonlight), 1925.

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