February is Black History Month.

February is Black History Month. The annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history can trace its origins to 1926, when a black scholar named Carter G. Woodson launched a week-long campaign to focus national attention on the contributions of black people on American society. … Continue reading February is Black History Month.

McDaniel hosts Black History Month Convocation Feb. 16 featuring Rev. Tutu

The Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu is the featured speaker for McDaniel's inaugural Black History Month Convocation at Wed., Feb. 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall. The event is free and open to the public. This inaugural Black History Month Convocation was founded by McDaniel College President Julia Jasken as a new signature … Continue reading McDaniel hosts Black History Month Convocation Feb. 16 featuring Rev. Tutu

Carroll County Yesteryears: An iconic photo with an intriguing history

Carroll County Yesteryears: An iconic photo with an intriguing history In this iconic Carroll County photograph, Mary B. Shellman was captured kneeling at the grave of Robert H. Clark, a Civil War soldier who died in Westminster on June 30, 1863 and was buried in Westminster Cemetery. In the 1880s, the Westminster Cemetery Company gave … Continue reading Carroll County Yesteryears: An iconic photo with an intriguing history

On January 26, 1931, Westminster Firefighter Joe Hahn died.

On January 26, 1931, Westminster Firefighter Joe Hahn died. On January 26, 1931, our brothers and sisters in the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 and the greater Carroll County community suffered one the two Line of Duty Deaths in the company's history when Fireman Joseph G. Hahn died. Honoring & Remembering Maryland … Continue reading On January 26, 1931, Westminster Firefighter Joe Hahn died.

Former Westminster police officer Don Hood has died at age 80. 

Former Westminster police officer Don Hood has died at age 80. Don Hood, 80; of Westminster, formerly of Sykesville, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Bridging Life (Dove House) in Westminster. I am not sure when Westminster Police Officer Don Hood started with Westminster. I remember him from the 1970s. He retired as … Continue reading Former Westminster police officer Don Hood has died at age 80. 

The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books

The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books - Librarians are amazing. BY ANIKA BURGESS AUGUST 31, 2017 The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books - Librarians are amazing. BY ANIKA BURGESS AUGUST 31, 2017 I was looking for Erin Snell in the pictures… FTA: They were known … Continue reading The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books

Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95 HANOI, Vietnam — Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Zen Buddhist monk who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulness in the West and socially engaged Buddhism in the East, has died. He was 95. Nhat Hanh distilled Buddhist teachings on compassion and suffering into easily grasped … Continue reading Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

Line of Duty Death of Paramedic/Firefighter Robert A. Jones

Line of Duty Death of Paramedic/Firefighter Robert A. Jones According to information provided by the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company, “Paramedic/Firefighter Jones was exposed to and contracted COVID-19 while performing his duties serving the citizens of Carroll County, Maryland in December 2021. After a hard fight and multiple complications, he succumbed to the virus … Continue reading Line of Duty Death of Paramedic/Firefighter Robert A. Jones

NIH: Life expectancy in police officers: a comparison with the U.S. general population

Life expectancy in police officers: a comparison with the U.S. general population John M Violanti, Desta Fekedulegn, Tara A Hartley, Michael E Andrew, Ja K Gu, Cecil M Burchfiel PMID: 24707585 PMCID: PMC4734369 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24707585/ Abstract: Previous epidemiological research indicates that police officers have an elevated risk of death relative to the general population overall and … Continue reading NIH: Life expectancy in police officers: a comparison with the U.S. general population