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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Explore Carroll: Municipal league convention is hot spot for meeting, and training, Carroll officials

Explore Carroll: Municipal league convention is hot spot for meeting, and training, Carroll officials

A seagull chattered away in the parking lot of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City (Md.) as, indoors, hundreds of elected officials gathered for the Maryland Municipal League annual meeting, June 26-29.

Just inside, in the front lobby, Taneytown Mayor Jim McCarron and city administrator Henry Heine; Union Bridge Mayor Perry Jones; Hampstead Mayor Chris Nevin; and Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz and Councilmember Dennis Frazier gathered to compare notes after attending a roundtable forum with state cabinet secretaries.

This year the MML, which represents 157 Maryland cities and towns, is celebrating its 75th anniversary and its annual meeting focused on classes, workshops, lectures, roundtable discussions and seminars that spanned four days, beginning as early as 7:30 a.m. and lasting until 10:30 p.m...
http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/5514/municipal-league-convention-hot-spot-meeting-training-carroll-officials/

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Patch: Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July

Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July

The real meaning of the Fourth in Carroll is steeped in history.

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Today, the 4th of July is accepted in modern history as the annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia.
However, the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August 1776.  The holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played.
On July 9, 1777, The Pennsylvania Gazette wrote, “[…] Friday, the 4th of July inst. being the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, was celebrated in this city with demonstrations of joy and festivity.
“[…]  The evening was closed with the ringing of bells, and at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks (which began and concluded with thirteen rockets) on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated.  Every thing was conducted with the greatest order and decorum, and the face of joy and gladness was universal.”
Independence Day – the 4th of July was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.
Nevertheless, in many respects, the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 “had a profound impact on the lives of the settlers who lived the area that was to become Carroll County,” observed local historian Jay Graybeal in an article he wrote for the Historical Society of Carroll County many years ago...  http://westminster.patch.com/articles/carroll-county-celebrates-its-own-history-on-the-fourth-of-july



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Kevin Dayhoff Westminster Patch: Carroll County Celebrates its Own History on the Fourth of July
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Explore Carroll: DAYHOFF: Promoting fun and games has been serious business in Westminster

Explore Carroll: DAYHOFF: Promoting fun and games has been serious business in Westminster

Summer’s arrival this past week makes one think of summer activities, and it strikes us that it was 61 years ago today — June 26, 1950 — that was the official opening day for Westminster’s first playgrounds, according to newspaper articles of the past... http://www.explorecarroll.com/community/5506/dayhoff-promoting-fun-games-has-been-serious-business-westminster/

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Explore Carroll: American Legion Boys State program taps leadership lesson at McDaniel College

Explore Carroll: American Legion Boys State program taps leadership lesson at McDaniel College

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(Enlarge) Students in this year's Boys State march around at McDaniel College in formation. The annual summer camp focuses on leadership and government education. (Photo by Kevin Dayhoff)

For those who may have noticed groups of young men marching around McDaniel College’s campus this week in formation and chanting, rest assured that it’s not a new approach to freshman orientation.

It’s Boys State.

The annual American Legion-sponsored summer program aimed to expose rising high school seniors to the intricacies and working of the federal, state, and local government, came to Westminster this week for its annual session.

During the week, the young future leaders attend hours of classroom instruction, lectures, group discussion and physical training.

This year, 160 boys from throughout Maryland — and three from Germany — are attending the summer residence program on The Hill at McDaniel College. The camp runs June 19-25... http://www.explorecarroll.com/news/5498/american-legion-boys-state-program-taps-leadership-lesson-mcdaniel-college/

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kevin Dayhoff The Tentacle: Boys State and Helmet Laws

June 22, 2011

Boys State and Helmet Laws
Now how’s that for a combination. Allow me to explain. Today I will be part of a team, at the annual, weeklong American Legion Boys State 2011 citizenship-training event at McDaniel College, facilitating a discussion on the pros and cons of mandatory motorcycle helmet laws.

Perhaps when Dr. Herb Smith, my former political science professor at McDaniel, first asked me if I could once again participate in helping out at Boys State, I should have run for the hills or asked for second prize.

However, I cannot turn Dr. Smith down. Not only was he an invaluable professor for a number of great classes at McDaniel, then Western Maryland College, he has since become a good friend and colleague along the way.

I’m looking forward to participating in Boys State. I have been asked to help off-and-on for years. I’m in good company – with the likes of Maryland State Sens. Joe Getty (R., Carroll/Baltimore Co.) and David Brinkley (R., Frederick/Carroll)...  http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=4473

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