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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The sanctuary at Grace Lutheran Church, in Westminster



The sanctuary at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, in Westminster, MD, on August 15, 2010.  Photo by Kevin Dayhoff

More on Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, in Westminster, MD.

Welcome to Grace http://gracelc.org/

Grace Lutheran Church welcomes you to join us for worship, learning, service, and fellowship. We are a faith community in which relationships are important. Jesus Christ is the foundation of our life together. In Christ, we embrace one another with love and joyfully serve the local and global community. We'd love to meet you!

Brief Historical Sketch of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church at 21 Carroll Street  The Old Union Meeting House at the Westminster Cemetery was used by Lutherans prior to Grace Lutheran Church.  The First Grace Lutheran Church was completed in 1868.  It was destroyed by fire in 1883.

The Second Grace Lutheran Church was rebuilt in 1883 at a cost of $17,000. 
1890 exterior painted… 1905 steeple lowered due to lightning strike…  1920 interior dramatically changed…

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rubén Darío, el príncipe de las letras castellanas

January 19, 2011

Rubén Darío, the Prince of Castilian Letters
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Kevin E. Dayhoff  
Yesterday was the anniversary of the birthday of one of great literary giants of Latin America, Rubén Darío – “El Nino Poeta,” the father of the Spanish language writers’ era, known as “modernismo.”

Or, in Catalan, the term for the literary-artistic movement is “Modernisme.” It lasted from approximately 1885 to around 1915. It is often associated with Art Nouveau and the Edwardian era and romantically remains one of my favorite eras in history, art and literature.

The movement, and the various eras associated with it, arguably and esoterically influence art and writing in many ways, to this very day; although, the recent digital age continues to march art and literature in a new shallow and superficial direction devoid of the depth and feeling of a more passionate involvement with the art of letters.

Of course, the constant politically correct barrage of banality of our contemporary world is enough the beat the daylights out of even the most passionate artist. Give witness to the synthetic, meaningless manifestation of anyone with a keyboard and Internet access is a newly minted microwaved-journalist or a political pundit – or writer.

And everyone with any technological acumen and the ability to color-coordinate a painting or work of art with a beige couch is a plastic-fantastic artist. But I digress into an artistic nether world, known as the banality of beige hell.

I cannot even pretend to be scholarly about the life of Mr. Darío or his work. Just color me curious and vicariously intrigued. Hopefully you are not looking here for a definitive essay on him. I appear before you here, stage right, no more authoritative about Mr. Darío than Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were about Hamlet.

I just wish to give him cursory homage and hopefully pique your curiosity enough that you will keep an eye out for his work in the future... 


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19 de enero 2011

Rubén Darío, el príncipe de las letras castellanas
Kevin E. Dayhoff
Ayer fue el aniversario del nacimiento de uno de los grandes gigantes de la literatura de América Latina, Rubén Darío - ". Modernismo", "El Niño Poeta", el padre de la era de los escritores en lengua española ', conocido como

O, en catalán, el término para el movimiento literario y artístico es "Modernismo." Duró aproximadamente desde 1885 hasta alrededor de 1915. A menudo se asocia con el Art Nouveau y la era eduardiana y romántica sigue siendo una de mis épocas favoritas de la historia, el arte y la literatura.

El movimiento y las distintas épocas asociados a ella, sin duda, y esotéricamente la influencia del arte y la escritura de muchas maneras, hasta este mismo día, aunque, en la era digital recientes continúa con el arte y la literatura de marzo en una nueva dirección somero y superficial carece de la profundidad y el sentimiento de una participación más apasionado con el arte de las letras.

Por supuesto, el constante bombardeo políticamente correcto de la banalidad de nuestro mundo contemporáneo es suficiente el ritmo de las luces del día, incluso el artista más apasionado. Dar testimonio de la manifestación de síntesis, sin sentido de cualquier persona con un teclado y acceso a Internet es un flamante horno de microondas, periodista o comentarista político - o el escritor.

Y todo el mundo con cualquier capacidad tecnológica y la capacidad de color-coordinar una pintura o una obra de arte con un sofá beige es un artista plástico-fantástico. Pero estoy divagando en un mundo inferior artística, conocida como la banalidad del infierno beige.

Ni siquiera puede pretender ser científica sobre la vida del señor Darío o su trabajo. Sólo el color me curioso e intrigado indirectamente. Espero que usted no está buscando aquí para un ensayo definitivo sobre él. Me presento ante ustedes, la derecha del escenario, no autorizada por el señor Darío de Rosencrantz y Guildenstern son sobre Hamlet.

Me hubiese gustado darle un homenaje superficial y espero despertar su curiosidad suficiente como para que se mantenga atento a su trabajo en el futuro.

Aunque el Sr. Darío no es muy conocida fuera de América Latina, es una palabra familiar en la mayor parte del mundo de habla española. Un diplomático, prolífico poeta, periodista y novelista, era un genio literario que vivió una vida desmesurada aventura de proporciones épicas de Hollywood proporciones que puede ser mejor descrito como Tom Stoppard, "Travestis", cumple con Indiana Jones cumple con Forrest Gump conoce a Ernest Hemingway - clasificados "R."

La ironía abunda en la vida del señor Darío y en función de su predisposición, se puede recoger tantos aspectos de su vida y ser hechizado. Si se trataba de su participación constante en la intriga política en América Central y del Sur, su calificación X escapadas románticas, su descenso en el alcoholismo, su genio intelectual, o de su fecunda obra, no había nada aburrida de su vida y la época que trae a la mente la vieja frase - "la vida es más extraña que la ficción".

Me han dicho que cuando usted vuela en Managua, Nicaragua, y caminar hacia el aeropuerto, inmediatamente se te presentó al señor Darío a través de una más grande que la vida - como en el enorme - la imagen de él. Con los años, tengo, sin éxito, pidió a varias personas para obtener una imagen del retrato.

Uno puede encontrar referencias a su trabajo académico en los círculos literarios y el periodismo, o en un estudio de la historia de la Guerra Española-Americana, o cualquier examen superficial en la política de América Latina, o los estragos y las consecuencias de mujeriego y el alcoholismo - y se sorprenderá.

Se desea una lectura un rápido, un poco subidas de tono, la versión de su vida, no muy adecuado para esta publicación, no se quiere perder el 18 de enero 2011 edición de Garrison Keillor "Almanaque del escritor." Después de leerlo, se unan a mí en preguntaba cuando encontró tiempo para escribir y cómo se las arregló para tener un impacto enorme en la literatura cuando se tiene en cuenta que sólo vivió hasta la edad de 49 años - murió el 6 de febrero de 1916.

Sr. Darío nació Félix Rubén García Sarmiento en Matapa, Nicaragua, que desde entonces ha pasado a denominarse Ciudad Darío, el 18 de enero de 1867. Más tarde, según numerosos testimonios, optó por tomar el nombre de "Darío", un nombre de familia de edad.

Sr. Keillor, explica. "Los eruditos dicen que no hay un solo escritor en Inglés que ha tenido tanto efecto en la literatura de Inglés como Rubén Darío ha tenido en la literatura española. Es un nombre muy conocido en toda América Latina, pero Darío es apenas conocido en el mundo de habla Inglés, porque sus poemas son difíciles de traducir al Inglés. "

De acuerdo con el señor Keillor, "pasado el New York Times el periodista Stephen Kinzer más de una docena de años como corresponsal extranjero en Nicaragua, que cubre el aumento de los sandinistas. Sin embargo, dijo que a través de todos los que "más mágica y más inesperado" aventura de Nicaragua fue la lectura de la poesía de Rubén Darío. (Casi) un siglo después de su muerte, Darío es reverenciado como un héroe popular en todo Centroamérica ".

Varias cuentas la historia de su vida mencionar que el Sr. Darío comenzó a leer a la edad de tres años y fue un poeta publicado por el momento tenía 12 años.

Sr. Darío fue publicado entre 1879 y 1914. Su carrera involucrados dormir, escribiendo y bebiendo su camino a lo largo de América Latina y Europa, trabajando con los periódicos de Managua a trabajar por la Biblioteca Nacional de Nicaragua, donde en 1884 fue declarado culpable de "vagancia" y condenado a ocho días de servicio público.

Posteriormente fue nombrado un consulado por el presidente de Columbia. Durante la Guerra de la América española, que escribió para un periódico de Argentina. Más tarde se desempeñó como embajador de Nicaragua en Francia.

Para ver ejemplos de su obra en poesía, en busca de su publicación 1905, "Azul". Su libro más famoso, "Cantos de Vida y Esperanza", fue publicado en España en 1905. "Los raros", una colección de sus artículos sobre los escritores fue publicada en Buenos Aires en 1896, al igual que "Prosas profanas y Otros Poemas", la percepción definitiva de los poemas que firmemente establecido y reforzado su prestigio como la fuerza intelectual detrás del español literario el movimiento "modernista" y el "Príncipe de las letras castellanas".


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The life, work, and wisdom of Sargent Shriver began in Westminster

The life, work, and wisdom of Sargent Shriver began in Westminster by Kevin Dayhoff




Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., of Westminster has died.

Shriver, who was born November 9, 1915, lived several childhood years on Willis Street in Westminster

Shriver was a member of the historic Shriver family in Carroll County, known as community, political and business leaders; whose heritage has been, in part, preserved by the Union Mills Homestead.

He was predeceased by his wife, Eunice Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s sister, and the daughter of Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy.  They were married on May 23, 1953.  Mrs. Shriver was the founder and chair of Special Olympics International and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation.

The Shrivers had five children, one of whom, Maria Owings Shriver, is married to another well-known national personality, the former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Throughout the Shriver’s lifetime they received numerous awards for their work with children.  In 1962, when no one spoke in public about the mentally handicapped, the Shrivers broke the ice to highlight the plight of the handicapped. 

It was then that Eunice Shriver “revealed her sister's condition to the nation during her brother's presidency in a 1962 article for the Saturday Evening Post,” according to a number of historical accounts of Shriver’s incredible life of service to our nation.

A year earlier, in 1961, President Kennedy “signed a bill the Shrivers championed to form the first President's Committee on Mental Retardation,” according to news accounts.

It was on November 18, 1988, the community was abuzz in anticipation of one of Carroll County’s most celebrated native sons, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. returning to town to help celebrate the “City of Westminster’s 150th Anniversary Dinner”.

The program for the 1988 event listed Shriver’s “unparalleled record of public service at the local, national, and international level: International lawyer … advocate for the poor…  He is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School and he served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years.

“He worked briefly as an editorial assistant at Newsweek Magazine before joining the staff of Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy.”  Later he became one of the guiding forces of programs developed and supported by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation.

He served under President Kennedy, as the organizer and first Director of the Peace Corps and as the first Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity.

He “created VISTA, Head Start, Community Action, Foster Grandparents, Job Corps, Legal Services, Indian and Migrant Opportunities, and Neighborhood Health Services…”

He also served, as Special Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson and as ambassador to France.  He was nominated as Senator George McGovern's running mate in the presidential election of 1972 and ran for president himself in 1976. 

Known as a devout Catholic, he remains the last - since 1976 - anti-abortion candidate to run for president or vice president for the Democratic Party.

In 1984 he was elected President of Special Olympics International, where he administered the operation and development of sports programs for individuals with mental retardation in every state… and 65 foreign nations.

Shriver also has a special connection with the burial of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1963.  It was Shriver who suggested that Arlington Cemetery be the fallen president’s final resting place.

A November 30, 1988 newspaper account of the event described that Shriver spoke to “an audience of about 520 gathered at Martin’s Westminster about the Carroll County” in which he was raised.

“We really didn’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day because we lived it and so did everyone in Westminster…  The things I’ve learned here (in Westminster) are more important than what I’ve learned in all the other places I’ve lived since.”

Sadly, in recent years, Shriver suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.  His daughter, Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, published a children’s book in 2004, “What's Happening to Grandpa?” to help explain Alzheimer's to children.

Sargent Shriver, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 8, 1994, once summed it best: “Nearly everybody in their life needs someone to help them.  I don't care whether you're the greatest self-made man; the fact is, somebody has helped you along the way.”

We can all be proud that Sargent Shriver found the roots for his lifetime commitment to public service in Westminster.  Our nation and the world have all greatly benefited from the life, wisdom, and work of this great man - who began his journey on Willis Street.

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Birdie's café is conveniently located at 233 East Main Street, in Westminster



Birdie's café is conveniently located at 233 East Main Street, in Westminster http://tinyurl.com/4t9s5un



Birdie's café is the epicenter of cool in Westminster, MD.  Birdie's café is owned by Westminster native Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, a local businesswoman and professional photographer.


Birdie's café is conveniently located at 233 East Main Street, in Westminster, to meet all of your socializing-over-a-delicious-cup-of-top-notch-java needs. 

Birdie's Café 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 website: http://www.birdiescoffee.com/; e-mail: coffeebird@comcast.net; 410-848.7931 Birdie’s hours are: Monday – Tuesday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Off Track Art Lucky 13 exhibit at Birdie’s continues through February

Phil Grout art exhibition ends at Birdie's Cafe Gallery in Westminster Maryland

Next up at Birdie’s is a show by Off Track Art opening Friday, January 7, 2011 from 6 to 10 p.m.  http://www.explorecarroll.com/community/5062/birdies-new-gallery-show-features-off-track-artists/

By Kevin Dayhoff  January 4, 2011

Phil Grout’s exhibition at Birdie's Cafe Gallery in Westminster ended on January 2, 2011 after a well-received two-month showing.

Grout, an award-winning photojournalist, fine art photographer appeared for the opening of a retrospective show of his work on November 5, 2010 at Birdie's Café 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD  http://www.birdiescoffee.com/

The show titled “44/40,” spanned over four decades of Grout’s work, from Vietnam to Africa, Plains Georgia, to Carroll County; and includes almost 70 pieces of work.  (See also: http://www.scribd.com/doc/41131999/Phil-Grout-award-winning-photojournalist-to-appear-at-Birdie%E2%80%99s-Cafe-Gallery-in-Westminster)

An article about Grout’s critically acclaimed show appeared in the Carroll Eagle on November 7, 2010.  The article may be found at: http://www.explorecarroll.com/community/4918/photojournalist-phil-grout-shows-decades-work-birdies-caf/

At that time, Sherri Hosfeld Joseph, the owner of Birdie’s and an artist herself, added, “Phil Grout is one of the greatest photojournalists of his generation.  We are truly blessed as a community that he has chosen our stories to document.  Phil has an amazing ability to find the extraordinary in everyday life - and this show, a retrospective of forty-four years of his work, will leave you awestruck.”

On November 6th, 2010, Grout published the following notes and anecdotes about his show, the art exhibited and his four-decade journey as an artist: “Phil Grout 44/40 in Light.” http://www.scribd.com/doc/46301381/Phil-Grout-art-exhibition-ends-at-Birdie-s-Cafe-Gallery-in-Westminster-Maryland

Birdie’s Café, at 233 East Main Street, in Westminster will kick off the art and culture scene in Carroll County for the New Year with an exhibition entitled “Lucky 13” featuring the artists of Off Track Art, a co-op of local Carroll County artists, for the months of January and February 2011. 

The 13 partners of Off Track Artists will have a reception for the exhibition at Birdie’s Café on the 13th day after Christmas, Friday, January 7, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  In the event winter weather closes Carroll County Public Schools that day, the reception will be held the following evening. 

Off Track Art is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the lower level of the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street in downtown Westminster.  The co-op is dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster and Carroll County, as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its partners.

“Lucky 13” By Off Track Art will feature the work of Kevin Dayhoff, Mary E. Decker, Gail Elwell, Judy Goodyear, Phil Grout, Charlotte Laslo, C.Z. Sawdey, Carolyn Seabolt, Linda Van Hart, Robert J. Waddell, Gordon Wickes, and Pam Zappardino.

An extensive collection of Phil's work can be viewed at www.philgrout.com

For additional information: “Birdie's Cafe; has Westminster's Main Street percolating once again - New cafe opens in place of former Pour House,” By Kevin Dayhoff Posted 8/08/10 http://t.co/aZ8XWbe

An article about Grout’s critically acclaimed show appeared in the Carroll Eagle on November 7, 2010.  The article may be found at: http://www.explorecarroll.com/community/4918/photojournalist-phil-grout-shows-decades-work-birdies-caf/

Both Phil Grout and Kevin Dayhoff are journalists with Patuxent Publishing.


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"Lucky 13" by Off Track Art Showing at Birdie's Café By Kym Byrnes


Twelve different artists are displaying their artwork at Birdie's Cafe on Main Street through the end of February.

By Kym Byrnes | Email the author | January 13, 2011 View full size


The walls of Birdie's Cafe at 233 East Main Street were adorned in November and December with the inspiring work of award-winning photojournalist (and local resident) Phil Grout. 

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“Lucky 13” By Off Track Art is featuring the work of Kevin Dayhoff, Mary E. Decker, Gail Elwell, Judy Goodyear, Phil Grout, Charlotte Laslo, C.Z. Sawdey, Carolyn Seabolt, Linda Van Hart, Robert J. Waddell, Gordon Wickes, and Pam Zappardino.

The show will run through the end of February.

Birdie's Café is owned by Westminster native Sherri Hosfeld Joseph…  http://westminster.patch.com/articles/lucky-13-by-off-track-art-showing-at-birdies-cafe#c

[20110113 Kym Byrnes Patch Lucky 13 OTA at Birdies]




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Monday, January 17, 2011

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Carroll County NAACP Breakfast by Joe Getty

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Getty for Senate on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 2:35pm
Congratulations to the Carroll County Chapter of the NAACP for their excellent tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this past Saturday morning. I attended the eighth annual breakfast organized by Jean Lewis, President of Branch No. 7014, and other members of the local chapter.

An uplifting message was delivered by Ambassador Blango Ross, pastor of the Strawbridge United Methodist Church, New Windsor. While quoting scripture, Dr. King and text messages from his children, Pastor Ross offered an extraordinary commentary about the relevance of Dr. King's teachings in our modern world of technology.

As he referred to quotations from Dr. King's early speeches ("Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction"), Pastor Ross repeatedly returned to the role of love, family and a Christian lifestyle to counter the corrupting forces in modern society.

Another highlight of the morning was a presentation by Carroll County students Jordan Costley, Janae Henson, Troy Henson, Jasmine Rock and Tyrice Rock who read "Letters to Dr. King" from a book published to show how today's students feel about the legacy of Dr. King.

The entire program was admirably coordinated by master of ceremonies Doug Metz. A presentation of artwork for the NAACP headquarters was made by former Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff and Caroline Babylon.
I encourage you to view the video of this event when it becomes available from the Carroll County Community Media Center (http://www.carrollmediacenter.org/)

While much of state government is closed today in honor of Dr. King, the Maryland General Assembly will convene at 8:00 p.m. this evening. I plan to attend the annual wreath-laying ceremony in front of the State House and then attend the traditional MLK speech in the Senate Chamber which this year will be given by my Baltimore County colleague, Senator Delores G. Kelley.

Additional information about the Carroll County Chapter of the NAACP is available on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carroll-County-NAACP/108954305789921).
A presentation of a print of Dr. Martin Luther King was made by Kevin Dayhoff and Caroline Babylon for the offices of the Carroll County NAACP.
Ambassador Blango Ross, pastor of Strawbridge United Methodist Church, gave the keynote address at the breakfast.

May 24, 1960 Certificate of Appreciation to Pastor William A. Fluck, D.D.



Certificate of Appreciation upon the retirement from active service in the ministry of the gospel in the evangelical Lutheran Church.

To all who shall see these presents, Christian greeting

This is to certify that

The Reverend

William A. Fluck, D.D.

Having retired from active service in the gospel ministry after 46 years of faithful service therein is awarded this testimonial as an acknowledgement of Christian duty faithfully performed and as a witness to the esteem and affection in which he is held by a grateful church.

Given this twenty-fourth day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty.

{The granddaughter of Pastor Fluck, Sarah Babylon Dorrance, is the pastor of Taylorsville United Methodist, in Carroll County Maryland, (http://www.taylorsvilleumc.org/)}
[19600524 Wm A Fluck 46 yrs of service]
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