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Friday, August 27, 2010

Off Track Art opening reception Friday, August 27th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

Off Track Art opening reception Friday, August 27th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

Off Track Art welcomes weaver textile artist Gwen Handler

Friday, August 27th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

11 Liberty Street (Side Entrance) Westminster, MD

Off Track Art

an artists cooperative gallery


I'm so sorry for the late-late notice.  Sometimes my life and work interfere with my art...

If you cannot make it over yet this evening, stop sometime in the near future and Gwen Handler's amazing work...


OPENING: Our Guest Artist for September/October brings the fine weavings and photographs of Gwen Handler. Please plan to come by the gallery and meet the artist at a Reception: Friday, August 27th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

GUEST ARTIST:

Gwen Handler 's specialty is weaving blankets of yarn from sheep raised on Hill Farm.

Handler and her family live on the Hill Farm outside Westminster with a flock of Leicester Longwool Sheep and a herd of Norwegian Fjord ponies.

She is chairperson of the prestigious Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and has taught weaving, photography and ceramics at the Sandy Springs Friends School for 30 years.

She has traveled with students extensively through the U.K. Gwen knows the weaving process from “sheep to shawl.”

For more information, Handler’s website may be found here: http://www.hillfarm.biz/

11 Liberty Street (Side Entrance) Westminster, MD

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Sat 10 AM - 5 PM

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DAYHOFF: Clock docs make house call to fix historic Westminster clock tower on Main Street

DAYHOFF: Clock docs make house call to fix historic Westminster clock tower on Main Street


DAYHOFF: Clock docs make house call to fix historic Westminster clock tower on Main Street




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(Enlarge) Wayne Reifsnider, assistant superintendent for the City of Westminster Street Department, works to replace the hands of the 1896 Westminster town clock in the early morning hours of Aug. 3. Reifsnider was assisting a crew from Precision Repair, a timepiece restoration company, which performed a bit of delicate surgery four stories above Westminster's Main Street as part of an overall restoration project for the historic clock. (Photo by Kevin E. Dayhoff)
In the early morning hours of Aug. 3, the old clock atop the old Westminster fire hall -- which served Westminster from 1896 to 1998 at 66 E. Main St. -- got a brand new shiny pair of hands. The venerable timepiece has been a fixture in town since it was dedicated at 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1896.

City of Westminster workers used a crane from Thomas Bennett and Hunter, a local road-building firm; and Dave Booth of Precision Repair, a timepiece restoration firm, to accomplish the delicate surgery performed four stories in the air.
Clock doctor Booth was assisted by Wayne Reifsnider, assistant city Street Department superintendent. Meanwhile, Superintendent Larry Bloom, along with Jeff Glass, the city public works director; and city workers Shawn Lockard and Alan Miller, served as ground support.
Keeping the old timepiece working has been challenging for the city workers in the last number of years.
Miller said it was good to get it worked on, as he looked briefly up at the old clock. Lockard added, “I’m glad that we’re finally getting it fixed.”
Booth and Reifsnider subsequently jumped into the steel cage and away they were whisked into the air four stories to replace the clock hands on the old historic clock that has been a fixture in the center of town since it was dedicated at 3:30 in the afternoon on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1896...


Wayne Reifsnider, assistant superintendent for the City of Westminster Street Department, works to replace the hands of the 1896...


A YouTube of the event may be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvICD3mOouw

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Wayne Reifsnider works away at replacing the clock hands of the 1896 Westminster town clock Tuesday morning 

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Left to Right: Wayne Reifsnider, David Booth, and Alan Miller examine the new powder coated aluminum clock hands that were later installed on the face the historic Westminster clock Tuesday morning. 20100803 clocktowerhands (2)
  
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City workers used a Thomas Bennett and Hunter crane to replace the clock hands on the face of the 1896 timepiece that overlooks Westminster.  20100803 clocktowerhands (5)

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Left to Right: Wayne Reifsnider, Shawn Lockard and Alan Miller prepare a steel cage that was used to hoist workers up four stories to do repairs on the old town clock Tuesday morning. 20100803 clocktowerhands (9)

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City workers had to use a big Thomas Bennett and Hunter crane to perform repairs on the clock tower Tuesday morning.

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Wayne Reifsnider works away at replacing the clock hands of the 1896 Westminster town clock Tuesday morning.

DAYHOFF: Clock docs make house call to fix historic Westminster clock tower on Main Street

August 8, 2010

There are three versions of my story on the Westminster clock tower.


There was a short version published in my Sunday history column, “Archives,” that appears in the Baltimore Sunday Sun.  It only appeared in the print version of the newspaper.

Then, there is a much longer version of the piece that was submitted, but edited a good bit for length.  I will eventually put that on my website…

A YouTube of the event may be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvICD3mOouw



Westminster MD Clock Tower Fund

Keeping the old timepiece working has been challenging for the city workers in the last number of years.

The project was part of an ongoing restoration of the clock, which at 114 years of age has indeed suffered the ravages of time. To make matters worse, several years ago a few youngsters broke into the clock tower and vandalized the historic icon of the community.

Although Booth is donating his time, other expenses incurred in the clock repair are being covered by private donations collected by a fund spearheaded by Westminster councilwoman Suzanne Albert.

For more information, please see my Explore Carroll article on the clock tower repairs here: http://tinyurl.com/2bnrsrg or here: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2010/08/dayhoff-clock-docs-make-house-call-to_10.html

If you would like to contribute, send a donation to the Westminster Clock Tower Fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County, 255 Clifton Boulevard, Westminster, Md. 21158.

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Gathering a few ideas for a library addition to my house




Gathering a few ideas for a library addition to my house.  What do you think? Think I could convince my wife to let me build a library addition like some of the libraries depicted here: http://usedbooksblog.com/blog/libraries-by-candida-hofer/

Libraries by Candida Höfer is …

Here’s an excerpt from publisher Thames & Hudson.

This sumptuous volume contains Höfer’s famously ascetic images of the British Library in London, the Escorial in Spain, the Whitney Museum and the Pierpoint Library in New York, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, the Villa Medici in Rome and the Hamburg University Library, among others…   http://usedbooksblog.com/blog/libraries-by-candida-hofer/


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Recent articles in Explore Carroll by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/3a69wdt

Recent articles in Explore Carroll by Kevin Dayhoff  http://tinyurl.com/3a69wdt

    A Tribute to former Westminster City Clerk John D. Dudderar
    Published August 25, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
    ... on my desk contained John's notes from the previous council meeting.  Instead, it was a handwritten note from John."Dear Mayor Dayhoff, I intend to retire from the City of Westminster on Feb. 1, 2002.  It has certainly been a pleasure working for the ... ...
    Former Westminster City Clerk John Dudderar dies
    Published August 24, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
    ... , Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline Street #5064, Baltimore, MD 21287. Arrangements are by the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.Visit explorecarroll.com to read more from Kevin Dayhoff about the life and times of John Dudderar....
    DAYHOFF: Change is coming, but not as much as we've already seen
    Published August 22, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
    ... districts, along with 36 election precincts and 14 election districts. I wonder how long this latest experiment will last. When he's not busy keeping track of who's on first and what's on second, KevinDayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com. ...
    State trooper shoots, wounds Mount Airy man
    Published August 21, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
    A Maryland state trooper shot and wounded a Mount Airy man Friday night after witnesses said the man refused to drop a gun and pointed it at the trooper, police said.The officer, Trooper First Class Edward J. Witanowski, a five-year veteran, was ... ...
    Freight train injures woman in Westminster
    Published August 17, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
    A westbound freight train passing through Westminster struck and injured a woman standing the in the middle of the tracks Monday evening.After the Maryland Midland train slowly passed the intersection at Main Street in Westminster and passed underneath ... ...
    DAYHOFF: Mike Eaton Room to be dedicated at the Historical Society of Carroll County on Aug. 22
    Published August 16, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
    Most folks in Carroll County have “indubitably” heard of William Granville “Mike” Eaton at some point in their life.“Well, I do declare,” if you are not familiar with Eaton or his extensive legacy in our community, “this too shall pass,” as I will, may “God help ... ...
    DAYHOFF: 'Mike' Eaton Room is fitting addition at historical society
    Published August 14, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
    ... . For more information, contact Timmi Pierce, the executive director of the Historical Society, at 410-848-6494. When he is not busy sharing Mr. Eaton memories, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com. Photo of Mike Eaton by Kevin Dayhoff. ...
    DAYHOFF: Clock docs make house call to fix historic Westminster clock tower on Main Street
    Published August 8, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
    ... of Carroll County, 255 Clifton Boulevard, Westminster, Md. 21158. When he is not fighting the ravages of time himself, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com.
    Birdie's Cafe; has Westminster's Main Street percolating once again
    Published August 8, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
    Sherri Hosfeld Joseph sat with a sigh and a big smile. “Hi.  How are ya?  How’s the coffee?”To the delight of many a Westminster caffeine addict, Hosfeld recently opened a coffee shop — Birdie’s Café — in an historic brick building at 233 E. Main St.After a run of ... ...
    Busy night in Westminster area for Carroll County fire companies
    Published August 5, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
    Wednesday night and early Thursday morning proved to be a busy time for Carroll County fire companies, as firefighters first responded to a roof fire at a Westminster area shopping center — then were called several hours later to basement fire south of ... ...
      Crash queen's debut among highlights of Carroll County fair demolition derby
      Published August 3, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
      Her black, hulking 1971 Cadillac was frightfully banged up as it sat off to the side of the arena at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster.And when all the crashing and banging stopped, out from among the burley men in dirty, torn T-shirts and ... ...
      Parade of agriculture and civic pride at Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair
      Published August 2, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
      Bunnies, dogs, chickens, horses, ponies, tractors, trucks, proud moms and dads and plenty 4-H children and young adults were on display at the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair parade Sunday evening.The hour-long parade featured some 31 floats, according to ... ...
      Combine Demolition Derby is smashing good time at the Carroll 4-H and FFA Fair in Westminster
      Published August 1, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
      The afternoon at the annual Carroll County 4-H FFA Fair started out tame enough. Children were giggling. There was ice cream, burgers and french fries to eat; the weather was appropriately hot, and antique tractors were performing the stylized minuet of ... ...
      DAYHOFF: Buell College in Westminster started with 8 acres and $10,000
      Published August 1, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
      ... for clarifying -- I appreciate the feedback. In a future column, I'll go over more of the history of Westminster Theological Seminary. When he is not being told, "Get thee to a nunnery," KevinDayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com. ...
      Carroll County Sheriff's Office: Inmate accidentally released from jail and captured again
      Published July 30, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
      The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office announced that they have an inmate back in custody after he was accidentally released from the county detention center just before noon Friday.Thomas Manley Raver, 42 of the 100-block of Pennsylvania Ave. in Westminster, ... ...
      DAYHOFF: WMC renovation project marks birthplace of McDaniel College
      Published July 25, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
      ... pick up the story in our next class. For your homework assignment, who can tell me why Buell's college was named "Western Maryland College?" Class dismissed. When he's not in summer school, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com....
      State police recover body from Liberty reservoir near Finksburg
      Published July 20, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
      The body of a Catonsville man who disappeared Sunday under the surface of Liberty Reservoir in Finksburg was recovered today around noon by dive team members from the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore County Police, according to Maryland State ... ...
      Maryland State Police continue search for missing swimmer in Liberty Reservoir
      Published July 19, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
      FINKSBURG — Maryland State Police report tonight that the search for a Catonsville man who disappeared Sunday under the surface of Liberty Reservoir in Finksburg was temporarily suspended late Monday evening.“State Police and search teams are expected to ... ...
      EAGLE ARCHIVE: From the rails to the pews, new churches are big deal in Carroll County
      Published July 18, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
      ... the building fund of the new church; a nickel and a copper coin of 1897 ..." I wonder if the church has ever re-opened the time capsule? When he is not sitting in a pew all the way in the back, KevinDayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com....
      Ehrlich joins the party for Manchester's 125th anniversary
      Published July 11, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
      Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich and his lieutenant governor running mate, Mary Kane, visited Manchester Volunteer Fire Department’s 125th annual carnival on Saturday night.The weather gave those attending the carnival a brief ... ...
        ARCHIVE: Cornerstone for St. Paul's was celebrated across Carroll County
        Published July 11, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        ... better to stick to my historical sermon, and I'll tell more about the laying of the cornerstone for St. Paul's in July 1897. When he is not eating all the cookies in the greeting room before church, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com....
        Haddad to step down as Carroll County Chamber of Commerce president
        Published July 10, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        The president of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Richard Haddad, 68, has announced that he will be stepping down from his post.Haddad, who has held the reins of the chamber since he was hired on February 27, 2006, is looking forward to ... ...
        George H Miller, 'true patriot' of Westminster, dies at 89
        Published July 6, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        Friends and family gathered at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home June 30 to say goodbye George Henry Miller.  He died at his home June 24, 2010.  He was 89.Miller wore many hats over the years and was known by many as a tireless supporter of the community.  He ... ...
        Freedom is truly not free, and it carried a hefty price in 1863
        Published July 4, 2010 by Carroll Eagle
        ... �� remember freedom isn't free. Much of it came at a high price, and it sure was messy. When he's not "mustering" a hot dog, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com....
        History and humor prevail at annual Corbit's Charge weekend
        Published June 29, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        The smells of campfires, gun smoke and southern fried chicken joined forces with the sounds of children and minstrel musicians playing last Saturday at the Corbit's Charge encampment at 224 N. Center St. in Westminster.All were smothered with the sticky ... ...
        EAGLE ARCHIVE: Tale of a long and bitter rivalry in the heart of Westminster
        Published June 27, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        ... Pennsylvania Avenue by way of zoning. Some would say out of spite. Others would say it was to remove the competition. Pennsylvania Avenue never recovered. When he's not praying for peace in our time, Kevin Dayhoff can be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com....
        Dr. Douglas Chilcoat, 71, formerly of Westminster, dies in Alaska
        Published June 24, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        Dr. Douglas Chilcoat, 71, a longtime veterinarian in the Westminster area, died unexpectedly June 17, 2010, at his home in Talkeetna, Alaska.Chilcoat began practicing veterinary medicine in the early 1970s in Westminster.  For more than 30 years, he ... ...
        Man struck and killed on Route 97 north of Westminster
        Published June 21, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        State police were searching Monday for a driver who they say struck and killed a Carroll County man along Route 97 (Littlestown Pike) north of Westminster — possibly in the early morning hours of Sunday.Shortly before 2:45 p.m. Monday afternoon, a police ... ...
        Attempted murder suspect returned to Carroll County
        Published June 21, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        Brian Joseph Hill, who was arrested last Friday in Hagerstown, Washington County, for the alleged attempted murder of a Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy during a June 14 traffic stop, has been delivered to the Carroll County Detention Center.Hill had been ... ...
        EAGLE ARCHIVE: Westminster Riding Club has been galloping through history
        Published June 20, 2010 by Carroll Eagle, Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
        ... 's first swim team. For 75 years, the club has contributed to our community and remains woven into our social fabric. Happy trails, and happy 75th birthday. When he is not racing around in circles, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com....

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