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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster has just illustrated a new book titled “Blackie’s First Christmas”





October 26, 2012

Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster, local artist and cat lover, has just illustrated a new book titled “Blackie’s First Christmas” which was released October 1, 2012.

It is authored by James Huckleberry, who has worked with Seabolt on two other books. The book is available locally at Off Track Art and Cat Tracks Studio. Contact Seabolt at cattracksstudio@aol.com for more information.







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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Carroll Co Ag Center annual corn maze For more info go to www.ccag.biz

Pen and ink artist Stan Gilmore to exhibit at Off Track Art


Please join us at Off Track Art on November 2, 2012 at 5:30 in the evening for a reception for our next guest artist, Stanley F. Gilmore, Jr.

Mr. Gilmore specializes in pen and ink drawings of various buildings and structures found in and around Carroll County. He enjoys this medium as it suits the character and structure of many historic buildings.

The drawings are all limited and numbered edition prints with each subject not just rendered in ink, but many are hand colored with watercolors as well. A few different subjects other than Carroll County scenes will be on exhibit and for sale as well.

In addition, Mr. Gilmore has also illustrated two children’s books for Old Line Publishing, found at Old Line Publishing.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.com.

One book is “The Little Match Girl,” by Hans Christian Anderson, and the other is “The Birth of Christ,” as found in the gospel of Luke. These two books will be available for purchase and signing at the opening of his art show on November 2, 2012.

Mr. Gilmore is now a retired art teacher who taught elementary, middle school, and high school art for 38 years in various schools in the county.

He is presently teaching art at the Carroll Lutheran School K - 8, one day a week, and varied drawing classes in the evenings at the Carroll Community College in their Continuing Education Program.

He is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Art Education, 1970, and Towson University with a MS degree in Instructional Technology, 2000.

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in downtown Westminster, Maryland.

For almost 4-years, the ten partners in the coop have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

The coop partners include, Kevin Dayhoff, Gail Elwell, Linda Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Amanda Beck Mauck, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Robert Waddell, and Gordon Wickes.

After discussions and organizational meetings in December 2008, Off Track opened its doors in January 2009 and had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.

Off Track Art’s hours are: Wednesday through Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

Our opening reception for Mr. Gilmore is scheduled for November 2, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information go to: www.offtrackart.com


Pen and ink artist Stan Gilmore to exhibit at Off Track Art

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Eagle Archive: Strictly speaking, Carroll's predominant language was once German

Eagle Archive: Strictly speaking, Carroll's predominant language was once German


Press 1 for German


In October 1833, in the area we now know as Carroll County, a vote was taken as to whether or not we should form a new county in Maryland from portions of Baltimore and Frederick counties.

A bill authorizing the vote passed the General Assembly on March 2, 1833, according to "Carroll County Maryland, A History 1837-1976," by Nancy Warner, and "Advocates of the new county sprang into action" to help promote the vote.

They formed committees to write pamphlets containing arguments advocating a vote in favor of a new county. Several of my ancestors, the Warfields were members of this committee.
Some of the pamphlets were even printed in English — a special consideration, since the predominant language in Carroll County at the time was German.

Anecdotal accounts indicate that German was the predominant language in Carroll up to around the time of the Civil War, especially in the northern and western portions of the county… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1021-20121020,0,7714126.story

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

I found the answer to question 4 in the Carroll Co corn maze at www.ccag.biz

Deep in the middle of the Carroll County Corn Maze proceeds to benefit CC Ag Ctr

One of the image rubbing posts in the www.ccag.biz corn maze

Doing the 150th Civil War design rubbings at the www.ccag.biz corn maze

Hayrides at the Carroll County Ag Center www.ccag.biz Corn Maze

Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St Westminster Md www.gracelc.org Sunday morn

Harry Heifer says... Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sherri Joseph discusses her latest Westminster downtown promotion at Birdie's

Marathon Thoughts



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Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day


Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day; concentrating especially, but not exclusively, on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific. Use semi-colons if needed.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Smallwood artist Jerry DeWitt to display critically acclaimed rural farm paintings at Off Track Art in Westminster.


Smallwood artist Jerry DeWitt to display critically acclaimed rural farm paintings at Off Track Art in Westminster.

Show opens with a reception for the artist on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5:30 to 7:30 at Off Track Art, [http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/] 11 Liberty Street – side entrance in the Liberty Building in historic downtown Westminster. The show will continue through October.

By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com


Off Track Art is celebrating the art of Jerry DeWitt for its first opening of the fall season on Friday, Sept. 7th, 2012 from 5:30--7:30, to show his beautiful watercolors from a variety of locales including Carroll County.

Mr. DeWitt, a Smallwood, Carroll County Maryland artist, has just returned from Montana and Michigan. Earlier in the year, this past March, Mr. DeWitt was the featured artist in the Babylon Great Hall at Carroll Community College. [http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2012/03/jerry-dewitt-discusses-his-farm.html] The highly successful show was well-received and the opening was packed. It has been reported that Mr. DeWitt sold a large number of painting at the Carroll Community College show…

“Jerry DeWitt was born in Michigan in 1933 and has been painting, primarily watercolors, since his teenage years,” according to information provided by the artist…

“Over 300 paintings hang in homes and businesses from Alaska to Florida. His work has been shown in galleries in Washington, DC; Montana; and Maryland. Mr. DeWitt’s Montana paintings were featured in American Artist magazine. 

“Mr. DeWitt enjoys traveling, and has series of paintings from Maine and from Frederick and Carroll Counties. His subjects are often old farm buildings or homes, as he strives to capture and retain the spirit of American places of the heart.

“Viewers may be drawn to tranquil scenes and transported to a quieter, more peaceful time. He has a special affinity for birds and has painted many species. Jerry has framed many of his paintings in old barn wood, sometimes from the very site portrayed.

“Most notable of these paintings is his award-winning portrait of the Wye Oak, framed in the wood from that famous tree.

According to an article about Mr. DeWitt’s work by critically acclaimed Carroll County artist, photographer, and writer, Phil Grout, “When Jerry DeWitt paints a barn, there's a bit of the gentle clanging of cowbells mixing in with the watercolors. [http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2012/03/smallwood-artist-jerry-dewitt-draws.html]

“That sound echoes back to his grandfather's Depression-era farm at the end of a lane in Bedford County, Pa. He was just 2 years old when his father left home for good and the youngster was uprooted from Lansing, Mich., to live with his grandparents.

“And in between trips to the pasture to the hand-dug well for another bucket of water, or out to the shed for an arm load of firewood, the sights and sounds and smells of farm life wrapped themselves around Jerry's memory, eventually finding their way to paint and paper more than 30 years later…

After Mr. DeWitt served in the Navy during the Korean War, “became a house carpenter building houses in Maryland and Florida.

“Years later, with his wife, Kris, and four children, Jerry answered his calling — back on the farm, with paints and brushes instead of water bucket and firewood. The family went to Florida for a visit to his wife's parents. Jerry stayed behind in Hagerstown.

“He had a week all to himself. So he went to a five and 10 store in town and bought a set of watercolors and some brushes and then headed out to a barn he'd spotted many times along Interstate-70 on his way to a house construction site.

“DeWitt was 37 when he sat out there on the east side of Cosen's Barn with his new set of paints.

“‘That was it. Time disappeared,’ he says. ‘Something was opening up inside of me, and I could hear those cowbells. I could smell my grandfather's barn.’”

For more information and photographs of Mr. DeWitt and his work, see Phil Grout’s article, “Smallwood artist Jerry DeWitt draws creative inspiration from his farm past,” in the Baltimore Sun on March 17, 2012, about Mr. DeWitt’s work and his well-received and highly successful show at Carroll Community College. [http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-03-17/explore/ph-ce-dewitt-and-wisdom-0318-20120317_1_oil-painting-smallwood-farm-life]

Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com. Writer Phil Grout contributed to this article.


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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
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The Tentacle: New history book on Maryland Politics by John Willis and Herb Smith discussed at McDaniel College


State’s Political History Has A New Review
Kevin E. Dayhoff October 3, 2012

“Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance,” written by Drs. John T. Willis and Herbert C. Smith, is an in-depth look at Maryland’s political identity.

Steeped in history and tradition, the dark wood paneling of McDaniel Hall on the campus of McDaniel College was the perfect setting for a recent book talk on the arcane, distinctive, and uniquely byzantine political history of the State of Maryland.. 

The University of Nebraska noted that the reference book is “certain to set the standard for understanding the politics of Maryland for years to come…”

“There are fifteen chapters and well over 300 pages of text. Considering we submitted an 800-page manuscript, one has to marvel at the editorial acumen out there”… Dr. Smith said at the University of Nebraska.... http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5375


“It’s truly a labor of love,” Dr. Smith says, “explaining that he and Dr. Willis have gone through a number of updates trying to capture a political system that is essentially a moving target,” according to an article on the McDaniel College website.

The long-awaited 432-page book, written by two longstanding friends of mine, was released on January 1, 2012, and is part of the Politics and Governments of the American States Series by the University of Nebraska Press.

Dr. Willis is the director of the government and public policy program at the University of Baltimore. He has served as Maryland’s secretary of state from 1995 to 2003 and is the author of “Presidential Elections in Maryland.”

Dr. Smith, the director of government relations at the college, has been a professor of political science and international studies at McDaniel College since 1973.

“Maryland, in all candor, is neglected, overlooked… http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5375

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Related – see also: http://marylandreporter.com/2012/01/06/video-authors-smith-and-willis-discuss-new-book-on-maryland-politics/ January 06, 2012 Herb Smith and John Willis discuss their new book “Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance” with Maryland Reporter editor Len Lazarick.

For more information on the book go to the University of Nebraska website here: http://tinyurl.com/7n92yuw


Click here to read an excerpt from Maryland Politics and Government:  Democratic Dominance.

Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance John T. Willis, Herbert C. Smith

January 1, 2012

Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/.../excerpts/.../9780803237902_excerpt.... File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View Copyrighted Material. Buy the book. Maryland Politics and Government. Democratic Dominance. Herbert C. Smith and John T. Willis contents. List of Tables, vii ... http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/supplements/excerpts/Fall%2011/9780803237902_excerpt.pdf

Sets the standard for understanding the politics of Maryland for years to come

Then, an in-depth look at Maryland’s political identity, with longtime political analyst Herb Smith and party official John Willis, authors of “Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance.” Herb Smith is a professor of political science and international studies at McDaniel College. John Willis is director of the government and public policy program at the University of Baltimore. He has served as a Democratic party official and was Maryland’s secretary of state from 1995 to 2003.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents:

The Maryland identity
A Maryland political history
Contemporary political patterns
Maryland public opinion
Political parties, interest groups, and corruption
The Maryland Constitution
The Maryland General Assembly
The Maryland governor and the executive branch
The Maryland judiciary
The politics of taxation and spending
"Pleasant living" policies and politics
Maryland in the federal system
Local governments in Maryland
Maryland's future
Further reference for Maryland study.

Tucked between the larger commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia and overshadowed by the political maneuverings of its neighbor, Washington, D.C., Maryland has often been overlooked and neglected in studies of state governmental systems.

With the publication of Maryland Politics and Government, the challenging demographic diversity, geographic variety, and dynamic Democratic pragmatism of Maryland finally get their due.

Two longtime political analysts, Herbert C. Smith and John T. Willis, conduct a sustained inquiry into topics including the Maryland identity, political history, and interest groups; the three branches of state government; and policy areas such as taxation, spending, transportation, and the environment.

Smith and Willis also establish a “Two Marylands” model that explains the dominance of the Maryland Democratic Party, established in the post–Civil War era, that persists to this day even in a time of political polarization. Unique in its scope, detail, and coverage, Maryland Politics and Government sets the standard for understanding the politics of the Free State (or, alternately, the Old Line State) for years to come.

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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Frederick 1st Saturday is packed with familes at S Market at Carroll Creek


Yeah, it really was not the best picture... I saw some better pictures later, but my camera battery died on me... Anyway, moving right along here.

We really enjoyed spending the evening in downtown Frederick for 1st Saturday. The streets and sidewalks were packed with families. We had a great dinner at La Paz.... It was certainly not hard to pick a place to eat. There are so many wonderful restaurants from which to choose.

For the folks who wanted more information on events in Frederick, you can start here: http://www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar/events/view/439/redirTo:L2VuX3Vz or here: http://www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar. See ya in Frederick.




MURDER & MAYHEM WALKING TOURS

  • Every Friday & Saturday in October

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE & OTHER STORY BOOKS

  • Thursday, October 11 10 AM

THE KID BROTHER (1927)

  • Friday, October 12 8 PM

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

  • Saturday, October 13 8PM

STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES

  • Sunday, October 14, 2012 • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

HISTORY HOUR

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

FREE BROWNBAG CONCERTS

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 • 12:00 PM
Bring your lunch and enjoy live music!

72 FILM FEST

  • Friday, October 19 6PM & Saturday, October 20 7PM

FREDERICK CITY MARKET

  • Every Saturday morning from 9am-12pm

CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 • 11:00 AM

FOUR BITCHIN’ BABES PRESENTS MID LIFE VICES

  • Sunday, October 21 3PM

"MID LIFE VICES" AT WEINBERG CENTER

  • Sunday, October 21, 2012 • 3:00 PM

TED NEELEY & THE LITTLE BIG BAND

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012 • 8:00 PM
Come listen to Ted Neeley & The Little Big Band at the Weinberg Center!

SQUIRM BURPEE: A VAUDEVILLIAN MELODRAMA

  • Friday, October 26 8PM

GOODS FROM THE HEARTH

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SECOND CITY FOR PRESIDENT

  • Saturday, October 27 8PM

HALLOWEEN IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICK

  • Sunday, October 28, 2012 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Trick or treat!

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY TAMBURITZANS

  • Sunday, October 28 3PM

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)

  • Wednesday, October 31 8PM

Late lunch at Beans in the Belfry at Brunswick Railroad Days

Brunwick Railroad Days

Pam and Jim Ward work at the Republican booth at Brunswick Railroad Days

The Tentacle monthly breakfast at Homewood in Frederick to help out the Kiwanis

It's fall in Maryland

Tentacle writers spend some time discussing current events