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Women of Hope Project Empowers Afghan Women

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Christmastime in the City: 50 Years Ago

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70 Festival of Greens Celebrates the Arts and the Holidays

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Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship Celebrates 25th Anniversary By: Michelle Kershner, Tourism Council of Frederick County Celebrate the 25th annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship this holiday season in downtown Frederick on Monday, December 26, 4-9 p.m. As the sun begins to set, visitors are welcomed to tour many of Frederick’s famous clustered spires and other historic houses of worship by candlelight. At nearly a dozen sites, guests are greeted with special programs, angelic choirs, and nativity scenes on this special open house that celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season.

Church spires that shape the Frederick skyline have become a symbol of Frederick’s distinguished heritage and beauty. Frederick’s iconic clustered spires are immortalized in John Greenleaf Whittier’s Civil War-era poem, “Barbara Frietchie.” “The clustered spires of Frederick stand, green walled by the hills of Maryland,” he wrote. Beyond mention in Whittier’s poem, Frederick’s clustered spires and churches stood as witness during the Civil War, shaping their history and identity.

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performed by vocalists, pianists, organists or instrumentalists, with some sites offering complimentary beverages and light refreshments. Congregational members act as hosts to greet visitors and answer questions about the history of the churches. Outside, luminaries guide visitors from one site to the next.

“We’re in the midst of 150th anniversary commemorations of the Civil War,” says Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Director, Liz Shatto. “Many people are unaware that most of the historic houses of worship featured on this tour were critical during the battles of Antietam and Monocacy.” In the days after these battles, Frederick became a major hospital center. Most of the churches in town were used to house and provide compassionate care for the injured, sick and dying. Evangelical Lutheran Church even has photos showing the church as a Civil War hospital. For more information about Frederick’s churches during the Civil War and caring for the wounded, be sure to visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine located at 48 E. Patrick Street in Frederick during museum hours. Celebrating its 25 year, the tour was a concept originally developed by Peter Plamondon Sr., founder of the Plamondon Companies. “So many people walk by these churches every day, yet very few have the opportunity to see the beautiful interiors,” he said. Over the years, the program grew and today visitors enjoy tours, interpretations, and seasonal music 16

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During the tour, visitors experience three centuries of American architecture and history, providing the perfect setting for joyful celebrations and camaraderie. “It’s a great way to bring the community and families together during the holiday season,” says event coordinator Patsy Ensminger, Operations Director for the Tourism Council. The Tourism Council of Frederick County coordinates this tour with sponsorship from the Plamondon Companies, Everedy Square & Shab Row, and The Gazette this year. For more information, call the Frederick Visitor Center at 301600-4047. After November 1, print and online brochures will be available at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East Street, Frederick, or online at www.fredericktourism.org. Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship Celebrates 25th Anniversary Monday, December 26, 2011, 4-9 p.m.

Downtown Frederick, Maryland www.fredericktourism.org 301-600-4047


Performances, Tours & Events During the 25th Anniversary of the Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship Asbury United Methodist Church

101 W. All Saints Street Seasonal Music (4-5 p.m.) Live Nativity (5, 6, & 7 p.m.) Mass Choir (7-9 p.m.)

Grace United Church of Christ

25 E. 2nd Street Terry Sparks Music Studio (4-5 p.m.) One God, One Voice Choir (5-6 p.m.) Music presentation by the Noel Lester family (6-7p.m.) Choir Sing-Along (7-8 p.m.) Seasonal Music (8-9 p.m.) St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

118 E. 2nd Street Calvary United Methodist Church

131 W. 2nd Street (corner of N. Bentz & W. 2nd Street) Tri-State Harp Ensemble (4-7 p.m.) Calvary’s Peal Bells (7-7:15 p.m.) Sounds of the Season (7:15-9 p.m.) Carillon Recitals Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park

John Widmann, City Carillonneur will perform on the Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park each hour for half an hour at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.

Short tours every hour: 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. St. Katherine Drexel Choral Ensemble (4:10-4:30 & 4:45 – 5 p.m.) Organ Solo (4:30-4:45 p.m. & 6:40-7 p.m.) Tim Keuberth – vocal soloist (5:10-5:35 p.m.) Bill Powell – organ solo (5:35-6 p.m.) Children’s Choir, SJE (6:10-6:40 p.m.) “Sister Act” Celeste Pridemore and sister, Maria (7:10-7-35 p.m.) Nate Wunderlich — vocal and guitar (7:35-8 p.m.) Hispanic Music Ministry, SJE (8:10-8:45 p.m.) Rozanne Richards, Organist (8:45-9 p.m.)

Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Trinity Chapel

Dr. Elizabeth Krouse - Organ (4-5 p.m. & 8-9 p.m.) Evangelical Bells playing seasonal music (5-6 p.m.) Massed choirs of Evangelical Lutheran Church (6-7 p.m.) Frederick Flute Choir (7-8 p.m.)

15 W. Church Street Bell-chime demonstrations throughout the evening Visitation Academy

200 E. 2nd Street Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ

15 W. Church Street Christmas Putz (Nativity Scene) in the lower level of the church

Just Because Ladies Quartet (4-5 p.m.) Primary Chorus (5:30-5:45 p.m.) Upper School Chorus (6-7 p.m.) Ahdia Bavari, soloist (7-7:20 p.m.) A Capella Choir (8-9 p.m.)

Frederick Presbyterian Church

115 W. 2nd Street Piano (4-4:40 p.m., 5:30-6 p.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.) Classical Guitar (4:40-5 p.m. & 8-8:20 p.m.) Soprano Soloist and Piano (5-5:30 p.m. & 6:30-7 p.m.) Brass Quintet (6-6:30 p.m. & 7:30-8 p.m.) Organ (8:20-9 p.m.)

These events are subject to change. Please contact the Frederick Visitor Center at 301-600-4047 for more event information or to confirm events.

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United Way of Frederick County:

Leading the Effort to Advance the Common Good By: Pamela S. Dalton, UWFC Director of Marketing & Communications Although United Way of Frederick County has been impacting the Frederick community for 73 years, this is certainly not your grandfather’s United Way anymore. Nestled among other local nonprofit organizations in the Federated Charities building on South Market Street, United Way has evolved tremendously over the years. Historically, United Way has been a strong and steady community staple, consistently and thoroughly reviewing its partner agencies and dutifully raising funds to distribute to those particular agencies. Nationwide, however, many community issues were getting worse, and those conditions were no different right here in Frederick. For millions of hardworking families, the basic ingredients for a good life were increasingly beyond reach. Why were problems getting worse? Simply stated, there wasn’t a financial gap; there was a strategy gap. In response, United Way drew on research and sought input from a broad range of partners to gauge where progress has—and has not— been made over the last 10 years. It was clear that creating opportunities for a better life for everyone would involve focusing in on three key areas: education, income and health, which are the building blocks for a good life. “Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent,” stated Josh Pedersen, United Way of Frederick County’s Chief Executive Officer. It takes everyone in the community working together to achieve lasting change. Some will give, some will lend their voice to advocate for a cause, and some will volunteer. “We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy,” he continued.

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History has shown time and again that when the stakes are high, Americans will rise to the occasion. That leads to partnership, a critical element in the road to community impact. This community impact work requires collaboration across all sectors—big businesses, small businesses, elected officials, nonprofits, academia, the faith community, parents and neighbors. By working together, we can accomplish things that no organization, no individual and no government can accomplish on its own. As part of this new way of conducting business, United Way of Frederick County recognizes the need to be nimble and responsive to emerging needs affecting the community. The organization has implemented quarterly mini-grants to community programs as a mechanism for funding outside its existing grants-making channels. And that’s where United Way of Frederick County stands today, completing the journey from serving as a pass-through fundraising entity to a full community impact organization. The organization’s transition produces a more tangible outcome, focusing on long-term solutions, not short-term outputs. This hands-on approach assures donors their generous contributions are being invested in the most efficient manner to affect the most pressing needs. In short, today’s United Way of Frederick County aims not so much for a monetary goal as much as a goal to use the resources of generous donors to improve lives, raise awareness and influence the conditions that contribute to a healthy and productive community. One thing is certain, no person in Frederick County is completely untouched by the work of United Way. www.unitedwayfrederick.org


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Women of Hope Project Empowers Afghan Women By: Sharon D. Jacko, President, WOHP photos credits: Sharon D. Jacko and Women of Hope Project Frederick resident Sharon Jacko proudly served her country for 26 years, retiring in 2008 as a Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel. Her love and passion for the women of both Iraq and Afghanistan began during her Iraq tour in 2004 when she was eyewitness to their despair. She made a promise to herself then that she would somehow find a way to help her sisters. She just didn’t know what that way looked like at the time. A good friend was insistent in Jacko meeting Betsy Beamon, founder of Women of Hope Project (WOHP). Beamon had a vision to restore hope, dignity and empowerment to Afghan women by providing the necessary training and resources to help set them free from poverty and oppression. She created

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WOHP, a non-profit organization, as a way for women to work together in carrying out this mission in Afghanistan. Three months after retiring from the Marine Corps, Jacko was on an airplane heading back to Afghanistan. Mission: to meet Betsy Beamon and the WOHP. Jacko and her good friend’s wife left Frederick to teach the women business classes and self-esteem building. Jacko said, “What had me was when I looked into the eyes of these beautiful Afghan women. What I saw in those eyes that have seen nothing but despair all of their lives, was hope.” From that moment on, Jacko was committed to WOHP.


The project began in 2001 by teaching the women in the camps how to grow soilless gardens. This was a wonderful project that not only trained them to grow their own food in small spaces, but the process of growing produce from seed lifted their depression and gave them hope. Project volunteers continued with this same community, after the Afghan government moved them to permanent land, to help them establish permanent homes for themselves and to develop their new neighborhoods. WOHP provided wood for their rooftops, helped build wells, established a House of Prayer and created a school for 200 children. They also planted over 750 fruit trees and 700 fir trees to provide food and shade in an otherwise barren landscape. They hope to create a soccer league to give the young men in the community a positive activity, and to establish a bazaar to sell their goods, which will launch their ability to be completely self-sufficient. WOHP volunteers also work in Kuchi Camps. Kuchis are nomads and shepherds. However, during the war, all of the animals died, which made it impossible for the Kuchis to make a living and it sent them spiraling into extreme poverty. Since they are nomadic, they have no land and no rooted community so they have been living as refugees ever since. WOHP started a school there for 65 children where the parents are supportive and involved in their children’s education. The teacher of this school asked WOHP if they could provide a lunch program of rice and nan (Afghan bread) for the children while they are in school. WOHP is currently raising funds to do so. Winter is coming and the Afghan school break takes place from late November until early March because the weather is too cold for the children to attend school. The goal is to start the new school year with the funds to begin a lunch program. For most of these children, this will be their only consistent meal of the day. WOHP discovered that the Afghan families they work with only average about four to five meals per week! Some not even that! Usually, these are not nutritionally balanced meals, as they consist of all starches that contribute to the high percentages of diabetes in the refugee communities. WOHP also runs 25 Self Help Groups for very poor women. These groups of women each save a very small amount of money in a collective savings account and are taught business skills by a facilitator. After their collective savings accumulates, they take turns starting small business, which grow to support their families.

In addition, there is a Push Cart program to help unemployed men start a small business to support their families. Carts, training and a supply of initial product are provided. Training in business and marketing skills ensures a sustainable income while helping to pay for children’s education. The requirement is that their daughters go to school, a rare opportunity for Afghan girls.


IN THE COMMUNITY The WOHP focuses on the needs of the poorest of the poor. All of its projects are planned to promote self-sufficiency for the people they serve. Their work is supported by the sales of embroidered handcrafts made by the Afghan women in their embroidery and textile design project and donations. There are over 1,500 women being trained and supported through the sale of these goods. WOHP works to provide life-changing skills and opportunities to help Afghan women and their families break the cycle of poverty. Today, WOHP’s mission has expanded to help hundreds of children return to school and to offer vocational training to men. By learning and working an incomeproducing trade, men and women become contributing members of society, strengthening themselves, their families and their communities.

How You Can Get Involved: Volunteers are the backbone of the Women of Hope Project. If you would like the opportunity to help, email info@ womenofhopeproject.org. Watch for WOHP sales throughout the community for the opportunity to purchase embroidery products and other products made by the WOHP women. For more information or to make a donation, please check the website at www.womenofhopeproject.org.

“It’s about dignity, respect, and restoring the role of women in Afghanistan’s society.” – Betsy Beamon, Founder, WHOP

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CONNECTING FREDERICK COUNTY QUICK REFERENCE contact guide EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police/Fire/Ambulance

911 Poison Control

toll free: 1-800-222-1222 National Response Center: Report Chemical/Oil Spills and Chemical Biological Terrorism

toll free: 1-800-424-8802

Hospice of Frederick County

240-566-3030 Missing Children Maryland

toll free: 1-800-843-5678 National Runaway Switchboard

toll free: 1-800-RUN-AWAY Substance Abuse (Frederick County)

301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

Library Information 301-600-1630 Parks and Recreation 301-600-1646 Permits and Inspections 301-600-2313 Planning and Zoning 301-600-1138 Recycling 301-600-2960

toll free: 1-800-422-0009

TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065

toll free: 1-800-255-3443

GENERAL NUMBERS

Gas - Washington Gas

Frederick County Government Information

Tourism Council 301-600-2888

Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

toll free: 1-800-752-7520 Water/Sewer

301-600-2194 or 301-600-2187 NON-URGENT NUMBERS

301-600-9000 www.co.frederick.md.us Animal Control 301-600-1546 301-600-2558 (emergency after hours)

301-600-2100

Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Citizen Services 301-600-1063

Frederick Police Department

301-600-2071 Frederick County Fire Marshall

301-600-1479 Maryland State Police (Frederick Barracks)

301-600-4151 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)

443-965-2000 HELPLINES/CRISIS INFORMATION CUT OUT AND KEEP FOR REFERENCE

Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

County Commissioners 301-600-1100 County Courthouse 301-600-1976 Department of Aging 301-600-1605 Department of Health 301-600-1029 Department of Social Services 301-600-4555 Elections 301-600-VOTE Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000

301-600-2635

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

301-600-2464

Human Resources 301-600-1070 301-600-2315 (24-Hour Job Line)

Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline

Landfill Information 301-600-1848

Vital Records 301-600-1029 Workforce Services 301-600-2255 Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

240-566-3300 www.fmh.org Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles

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Snow White Grill and Schroeder’s Men’s Ware, 7-9 E. Patrick Street in 1961

Christmastime in the City: 50 Years Ago

By: Duane Doxzen, Assistant Director, The Historical Society of Frederick County photo CREDITS: Historical Society of Frederick County

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Former Frederick Mayor Jacob Ramsburg—with an assist from the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus—officially opened the holiday shopping season on Friday, November 24, 1961 with the lighting of the aluminum Christmas tree and Nativity display at the Frederick Shopping Center’s “Santa Land.” Santa made a quick trip downtown to lead a Christmas parade courtesy of the Downtown Merchants Committee and host a concert by the Frederick High School Band on the steps of the


Evangelical United Church of Christ on West Church Street. The Elm Street Glee Club sang, and other local glee clubs were scheduled to serenade downtown shoppers throughout the holiday season. Fifty years ago, downtown Frederick was a bustling and vibrant commercial center, despite the competition of the new Frederick Shopping Center on Seventh Street. The “Golden Mile” and Francis Scott Key Mall were still more than a decade in the future, and if you wanted to purchase that perfect holiday gift in 1961, you were probably shopping downtown. Downtown merchants boasted “over 367 fine stores to help solve your gift-giving problems.” You could find RCA televisions at Storm and Shipley’s, models at Scotty’s Toy and Hobby Shop, and a little of everything at Crest 5-and-10 Store. Hendrickson’s on North Market—one of Frederick’s oldest family-owned businesses and now home to Isabella’s Taverna and Tapas Bar—wished their customers the “marvelous joys of Yuletide” as they shopped.

New Year’s Day had to be celebrated in style. For the ladies who wanted to make a statement, “Adolph puts Mink in your hair for New Year’s Beauty” with a $9.95 Mink Permanent at Adolph’s Beauty Salon at the Frederick Shopping Center. After a morning of pampering, you could swing by Carmack’s Supermarket on Market Street for your county-grown dessert apples (six pounds just 49 cents!). For those wanting to make a really momentous New Year’s purchase, a fully equipped 1961 Corvair could be yours for $1,595 (negotiable, of course) at Moyer’s Used Car Center on South Street. And, for that new electric train that just wouldn’t smoke, or console TV with rolling squiggles that just won’t quit, there was a quick stop to Wayside Service on East Patrick, bringing it all full circle.

The newly opened Frederick Shopping Center boasted over 1,500 parking spaces and stores like People’s Drug, High’s Dairy Store, Melart Jewelers, Woolworth’s, Mays’ Hardware, Vater’s Shoes, Rob Ellen Gift Shop, Davis Studio and Camera Mart. The savvy holiday saver could begin their shopping by cashing in their Christmas Club account check at the Farmers and Mechanics-Citizens National Bank at the shopping center, which today still serves customers as PNC Bank. After a busy day in search of bargains, foot-weary shoppers could take a load off with some entertainment at the Tivoli theater downtown on Patrick Street, now home to the Weinberg Theater, to see Jerry Lewis’ latest comedy, “The Errand Boy.” The kiddies would have to wait a few more weeks to see Walt Disney’s Christmastime appropriate “Babes in Toyland.”

Ormond Hosiery Shop and Gilbert’s, first block of North Market Street, west side

Like today, the holiday savings didn’t end with Christmas. Frederick Countians could pick up a five-piece dinette set for just $33 or a six-piece Early American living room suite for $249 (or just $12 a month) at Routzahn and Son’s, a child’s “car coat” for just $3 at Henry’s, or a “greaseless” fry pan for $3.95 (hurry, limited quantities!) at Kemp’s, during the many local after-Christmas sales. At the Young Men’s Shop on North Market all men’s slacks were 20 percent off (alterations extra). You also could enjoy the big sale at Gilbert’s on North Market the day after Christmas, but “Sorry—No Christmas Exchanges” on December 26. Colonial Music Shop, 14 East Patrick Street FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

A Great Place to Live Real Estate in Frederick County

By: Sandy Fouche, President, Frederick County Association of REALTORS® Real Estate is still a great investment and the Frederick area is a great place to live. It shows in our home sale statistics. Frederick County’s real estate market has continued to be better statistically than the national or state averages. As a bedroom community of Washington D.C., the job market has not taken as bad of an Sandy Fouche, economic downturn as the President, Frederick County rest of the United States or Association of REALTORS® some counties in Maryland that are farther from the D.C. job market. In a healthy market, we like to see an average of six months or so of inventory (the total amount of homes on the market divided by the sales for the month.) Right now Frederick County has a 5.5 month supply of homes. While that is considered healthy, we do have what we call a split market. The homes priced under $300,000 have a 4.5 month supply while the homes over $300,000 have an eight month supply of inventory. We would like to see those averages more even for all sales prices. Overall, however, there is a positive trend. Sellers in the lower range are seeing multiple offers on some of their properties which provide them with a better price and better terms than a few years ago. Sellers in the upper end still need to make sure that their properties are in very good condition and priced very competitively with other homes that are similar to theirs. Frederick County has faired better than the average for

the state. Maryland has an average of 7.6 months of inventory. That is down overall from last year when the average was nine months of inventory. We are still seeing a decline in pricing especially for the upper levels, which is good news for buyers. Interest rates are low and prices continue to be low so even though it is a tougher lending environment, homes are as affordable as they have been in a long time. Rental rates have shown an increase recently which is good for investors looking for a long term investment. Pending home sales (homes that are under contract and scheduled to settle) have also increased. This has been the trend nationwide. There are many short sales (a home that sells for less than what is owed on the property) and bank foreclosures still on the market, which take a longer time than average from contract date to settlement. This can be why we are seeing an upward trend in pending sales. If those sales were closing on a traditional schedule, the inventory would be even less than what we are seeing today. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, studies show that home ownership has a significant positive impact on net worth, educational achievement, civic participation, health and overall quality of life. People who own homes vote more, volunteer more and contribute more to their neighborhoods. Children of home owners do better in school, stay in school longer, are more likely to participate in organized activities and spend less time in front of the television. Home ownership matters and Frederick County is a great place to own a home.

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC-GAS Allegheny Power

Frederick, MD 24 hours/7 days toll free: 1-800-255-3443 TDD toll free: 1-800-955-9445 Ferrellgas

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

Lock Haven, PA Serving parts of Frederick County toll free: 1-800-652-0550

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-1770 toll free: 1-888-238-5258

Brunswick, MD 301-834-9701 301-663-3833

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

Hagerstown, MD Servicing Myersville, Thurmont, Emmitsburg, and Burkittsville 301-797-4887

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3199

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

Washington Gas-Frederick Division

Suburban Propane

Frederick, MD 24 hours/7 days 301-662-2151

Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service

GAS-PROPANE Aero Energy

Frederick, MD 301-662-4101 toll free: 1-800-998-4311 Amerigas (Columbia Propane)

toll free: 1-800-258-0606 toll free: 1-800-768-6612 United Propane, Inc.

Mt. Airy, MD 301-831-5551 OIL COMPANIES Aero Energy

Frederick, MD 301-662-4101 toll free: 1-800-998-4311

Carroll Independent Fuel

Carroll Independent Fuel

Westminster, MD Delivering to Frederick County 410-848-4477 toll free: 1-800-834-8590

Westminster, MD Delivering to Frederick County 410-848-4477 toll free: 1-800-834-8590

Columbia Propane

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303

Ferrellgas

Damascus Fuel Company

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

Damascus, MD Serving southern Frederick County 301-253-2161 Farmer’s Cooperative Association, Inc.

Lee’s Gas Supply

Frederick, MD 301-663-5422 toll free: 1-800-255-0023

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Penn Fuel Propane

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Service provided to most of Frederick Serving oil to Mt. Airy, Libertytown, Monrovia, and New Market 410-875-2600 toll free: 1-888-468-4949 Voneiff Oil

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-0244 West Oil, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046 toll free: 1-800-545-6103

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick, MD 301-663-3111 toll free: 1-800-486-2477

Thurmont, MD 301-898-7116 WELL AND SEPTIC INFORMATION Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management

Public Water Information 301-696-2997 Billing Department 301-600-2354 County Water/Sewer Emergencies 301-600-2187 (Daytime) 301-600-2194 (Evening) Frederick City Water/Sewer Emergencies 301-600-1440 Frederick County Health Department

Environmental Health Services 301-600-1719 Water Quality Problems 301-631-3168


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BUSINESS

YouTube for Business:

Tips on how to plan it, create it and get your videos seen on the second largest search platform in the world By: Whitney Hahn, Digital Bard Video. Web. Marketing.

Many business owners are aware of the benefits of using online video to connect with new prospects, communicate with clients and make customers raving fans. The use of Internet video increases sales conversions, some studies say by 30 percent or more. It has also been shown to decrease returns, increase engagement and improve search engine optimization (SEO). YouTube is the second most popular search engine today, so you might as well make the most of it. But HOW do you do this on a tight budget and with little or no video experience? Increase your chances for more success and less “cheese” by following these basic tips for planning, creating and publishing your business videos. Planning

Product demo videos, client testimonials and how-to tutorials are great ways to expand your brand and increase sales. The Internet is the ultimate short attention span arena, so most online videos need to be two minutes or less in length. Is the type of video you create an attempt to sell something? If so, then the video’s purpose is to nudge the consumer past the final step of consideration and into a purchase. Is it meant as a how-to or tip? Then a longer format may be acceptable. Is it meant as entertainment? Commentary? News coverage?

Being clear on what style of video you are producing helps you maintain consistency among the graphics, music, animation, length and camera shots you choose. It also will assist you in determining what conversion, or next step in the sales funnel, you are seeking. Creating

For under $500, you can get a simple camera, clip-on microphone, light kit and editing software. Don’t over-buy, become intimidated, and then never use your gear. Keep it easy to use, and then do so. • We recommend the Kodak Zi8, a “point and shoot” style camera that is small, portable, fun and not complicated. It comes with some basic editing software, plugs right into your computer via USB and has quick settings for Internet video. • Bad audio will ruin an otherwise fine video, so get a clipon (lavalier) microphone with a good windscreen. • We’ve fallen in love with the new florescent kits that are available. Get one with a nice light box or diffuser for even skin tones. Bounce umbrellas will also work well; they just require a bit more space. A basic two-light kit with a small green screen can get you started and give you plenty of options.

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BUSINESS • You’ll need to edit what you capture somehow, and export it in a format that’s right for online viewing. For PC users, we like Adobe Premiere Elements and for Mac users, we like Final Cut Express. Both editing programs offer great online support, video tutorials and user forums to help you learn it quickly. Publishing

Now that you’ve got a well-planned, simply created video, you want people to see it. The easiest, all-purpose encoding format for YouTube, Facebook and iPad/iPod is H.264 (a form of Quicktime .mov files). Export your file in this format and get uploading! Remember to take advantage of the SEO benefits of online video. Use a relevant and intriguing title, fill in the description (100 words or more), add keywords (try for 10-12), and geotag

it for your business address. Use a full URL of your website as the first item in the description for a live link, and consider using YouTube’s captions and annotations for extra power. Check the help files and tutorials available through YouTube for details. As a friend of mine is fond of saying, “You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going.” Short, clean and simple videos can make a huge difference for your company, so jump in and get going today! Whitney Hahn is the co-founder of Digital Bard Video. Web. Marketing. in downtown Frederick, MD. She speaks to entrepreneur’s groups about the power of online video, marketing, and product creation, writes and hosts most of the www.DigitalBard.com video blog, and is an EzineArticles.com Expert Author. Contact her for a free assessment of how your company’s website can improve its use of video.

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Michael McIntyre 240-529-1550

Shirley Shadle 240-529-1551

Walkersville Branch Office 200 Commerce Drive 240-529-1524

Yvonne Reeder 240-529-1519

Jane Barthlow 240-529-1521

Crestwood Branch Office 6910 Crestwood Boulevard 240-529-1548

Mary K. Barry 240-529-1544

Maryann Fox 240-529-1545

FREDERICK COUNTY BANK

Fern Mercer 240-529-1542

The Community Bank for Frederick County

301-620-1400

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

Proud to Serve Our Community

Frederick County Public Schools By: Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools As Frederick County’s new superintendent of schools, I spent my summer visiting all 64 of our public schools. The visits— usually two or three a day— started with a tour of the building and concluded with a meeting with the school administrators and sometimes a teacher or two.

County public high schools serving traditional grades 9-12 in the nation’s top seven percent in encouraging students to take AP or International Baccalaureate tests. Even with such challenging courses, our dropout rate at 1.19 percent is Maryland’s second lowest.

Without exception, everyone I met showed enormous pride in their schools, their staffs, their work and, of course, their students. Our conversations highlighted what I fundamentally believe: Public education is about service. And the service we provide in our schools—for children—is the most important work one can do.

Obviously, a great deal of credit for these accomplishments goes to the students themselves. Then there are the thousands of adults at home who support, coach, mentor and encourage their children to aim for success. Nor can we overlook the support of elected officials, businesses, houses of worship, charitable organizations and others.

Since arriving in Frederick County in July, I have been asked to describe my impression of FCPS. My reply: “striving for excellence.” By that I mean that employees throughout the system are giving their best to achieve excellence, and leaders are focused on exemplifying and expecting excellence.

I very much look forward to a positive partnership with the entire Frederick community, a community in which school enrollment has more than doubled since 1970 to over 40,000 students, bringing us close to the country’s top 100 largest school systems.

The positive results are everywhere. Examples include our Maryland testing scores, SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) standings, and the number of employees and schools that have earned top state and national honors. FCPS is the proud employer of America’s 2011 National Teacher of the Year: Urbana High School chemistry teacher Michelle Shearer. The Washington Post 2011 Challenge Index ranked all Frederick

Putting the Public in Public Education

Serving so many families, FCPS makes Web updates a high priority at www.fcps.org. We post FCPS Television programming online for those unable to view Comcast Cable 18. More than 32,000 family and community members subscribe to school news from our FCPS FindOutFirst email and text messaging service. These tools, along with technology

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that provides parents online access to grades including email grade alerts, improve communication while conserving resources and printing expenses. Accountability Matters at FCPS

In a school system our size, cost efficiencies are essential. We are Frederick County’s largest employer with 5,500 employees, and we are good stewards of taxpayer funding. We recycle, are diligent about saving energy, maintain a very low ratio of central-office staffing to total employees, and rank in the top tier among Maryland’s public schools for return on investment, according to the 2011 Center for American Progress report. Our most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report earned us the Association of School Business Officials’ Certificate of Excellence for integrity in financial reporting (for the third year in a row), the highest recognition conferred upon school systems that have met or exceeded the program standards. For purposes of fiscal transparency and public

accountability, we post budget details and answers to frequently asked questions online at www.fcps.org/budget. Starting with this year’s ninth graders, we join all Maryland schools in teaching personal financial literacy, preparing students to make informed decisions. There are areas in which we believe FCPS must accomplish more. What we strive to achieve and the progress we have made are solid evidence of employees’ commitment to reach, challenge and prepare every child for success. Our involved families and supportive community complete the partnership to equip students for the expertise and services that our 21stcentury world requires. Schedule a visit or attend an event at your neighborhood school. Browse the FCPS website at www.fcps.org and sign up for FindOutFirst email news to learn more about the excellent value that public education provides Frederick County taxpayers and students.

WORK OUT HERE EVERYONE GETS STRONGER JOIN IN

Choose the membership that supports your community’s well-being

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YMCA of Frederick County

1000 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-663-5131

Green Valley Branch

11791 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia 301-607-6900


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

About Frederick County Public Schools 2011-12 Projected Enrollment – 40,480

36 elementary schools, grades pre-K through 5

Enrollment Growth Since 2001 – 2,360 students

• all provide full-day kindergarten

*Maryland schools rank #1 in America for a third straight year.

• pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals

Student Demographics

13 middle schools, grades 6-8

• 11% receive special education services • 23% qualify for free or reduced-price meals • 68% White, 11% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic of any race, 5% Asian, 5% two or more races, and less than 1% are Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Per Pupil Expenditure $12,154 per year. About 81% of the FCPS $488.4 million operating budget goes directly to schools and school support, with 12% spent on the physical plant, 5% on student transportation and 2% on administration. Combined SAT Scores – 1,559 Frederick County, 1,502 Maryland, 1,509 U.S. Advanced Placement – 4,981 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

9 high schools, grades 9-12, Plus: • Oakdale High (grades 9-11 its 3rd year) • a flexible evening high program • Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide • Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs • Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori, grades pre-kindergarten through 8 Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades FCPS outpaces the state average by providing 1 computer for every 3 students. School Bus Riders – 29,000+ **Meals Served Daily – 15,000+ lunches, 3,700+ breakfasts

*Education Week’s 2009, 2010 and 2011 Quality Counts reports and the College Board’s Annual AP Report to the Nation. **Free and reduced-price meals are available for students whose families have limited ability to pay ( for details, call 301-644-5065 or contact the child’s school)

CHILD CARE RESOURCES

PRESCHOOLS

Child Care Choices/Referral

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320

FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the pre-kindergarten program for 2011-2012, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2011. Students are selected first on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Additional factors that increase a child’s risk of not being successful in school may then be considered. Applications are available at the designated schools, and registration begins the first day of parentteacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from www.fcps.org.)

Beth Sholom Nursery School

Frederick, MD 301-662-4549 or 1-800-753-6841 LOCATE 301-695-4508 or 1-877-230-7422 TDD: 301-695-7225 www.fcmha.org Maryland Committee for Children

Baltimore, MD 21202 410-752-7588 www.mdchildcare.org

The Banner School

Frederick, MD 301-663-3437 Brook Hill Weekday Preschool

Frederick, MD 301-662-2232 Calvary Methodist Weekday School

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

Frederick, MD 301-620-9990, 301-668-9881

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION The Children’s Center for Discovery

The Goddard School

Stepping Stone Centers

Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

Frederick & Middletown, MD 301-662-4242, 301-371-4711

The Children’s Center of Walkersville

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006

St. John Regional Catholic School

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803 Children’s World Early Learning Center

Walkersville & Frederick, MD 301-845-4984, 301-662-3004

Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722 St. Paul’s Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Myersville, MD 301-293-1980

Green World Nursery School

St. Thomas More Academy

Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Mt. Airy, MD 301-865-0911

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730

The Kiddie Academy of Whittier

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool

Frederick, MD 301-473-7680 Emmitsburg Early Learning Center

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100 Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School

Frederick, MD 301-663-5117 Fort Detrick Child Development Center

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

Frederick, MD 301-473-8990 Frederick Community College Children’s Center

Frederick, MD 301-846-2612 Frederick Country Day Montessori School

Frederick, MD 301-694-7000 Frederick County Head Start

Frederick County, MD 301-600-1024 Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K

Frederick County, MD 301-644-5000 Friends Meeting School

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool

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Frederick, MD 301-620-7790 Kids Come First Learning Center, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

Kindercare Learning Centers

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

Frederick, MD 301-695-7227 Learning Tree Early Learning Center

Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577 Lucy School: An Arts-Based Preschool and Kindergarten

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Meadows Montessori

Frederick, MD 301-662-8910 Middletown United Methodist Church

Middletown, MD 301-371-8681 Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Frederick, MD 301-631-3888 Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

Yes I Can Children’s Center

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166 YMCA

Frederick & Monrovia, MD 301-663-513, 301-607-6900

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

Superintendent, Dr. Linda Burgee General Information: 301-644-5000 www.fcps.org Frederick County Board Of Education

191 S. East Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-696-6850

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Carroll Manor Elementary

Middletown Primary

Valley Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Centerville Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

Walkersville Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Deer Crossing Elementary

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Waverley Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200 Kemptown Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500 Lewistown Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800 Lincoln Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650 Middletown Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100 To learn more about FCPS programs:

• Watch FCPS-TV, cable channel 18 • Visit www.fcps.org and sign up for Find Out First e-mail news • Contact FCPS Communication Services 301-696-6900

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 Myersville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-1300 New Midway Elementary

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500 North Frederick Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900 Whittier Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100 Wolfsville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

Oakdale Elementary

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Orchard Grove Elementary

Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Parkway Elementary

Brunswick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400

Sabillasville Elementary

Crestwood Middle

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

Spring Ridge Elementary

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Thurmont Elementary

Middletown Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Thurmont Primary

Monocacy Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Tuscarora Elementary

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300 Urbana Elementary

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200 Walkersville Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS

Tuscarora High

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

Brunswick High

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600

Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600

Catoctin High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100

Walkersville High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200

Frederick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000 Governor Thomas Johnson High

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

(Information is excerpted from the FCPS Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.)

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400

Adult Education/Flexible Evening High

Middletown High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Career and Technology Center

240-236-8500 FCPS Excel Schools

At designated schools, students performing below grade-level standards are required to attend school beyond the regular hours and/or days of operation in order to receive specialized instruction. FCPS Fast Forward

Through agreements with various postsecondary institutions, the FCPS Fast Forward program is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for certain high school classes in which they achieve a grade of “B” or better. FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment

301-696-6891 Based on multiple performance criteria, students with outstanding capabilities and specific academic aptitudes participate in enriched and accelerated learning activities.

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

240-236-2694 The Earth and Space Science Laboratory is located at Lincoln Elementary School and may be used by all students in Frederick County. Emphasis is placed on use by grades 1-5. Planetarium programs are open to the public.

Our schools offer a variety of summer remedial, enrichment, and credit courses for all grades during the summer. An elementary Summer Success Program helps currently enrolled students who have not met the county readiness standard for the next level. In addition, regular summer school is offered to middle school students who need to repeat or review a core course taken during the school year. High school students can make up a failing grade, have an opportunity to improve a previously earned grade, or earn credit for a course not taken. Information about courses, locations, and fees is available in the spring from school principals.

English Language Learning (ELL)

Judy Center

301-668-5013 Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students are enrolled through a lottery system and attend classes grouped in mixed ages and abilities. OTHER EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH FCPS Earth And Space Science Laboratory

240-236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development.

240-236-8763 Promotes successful integration into mainstream academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 whose first, or primary, language is not English and who have limited English proficiency. ELL students new to Frederick County are assessed for English language proficiency. The ELL department recognizes the importance of parental involvement and provides interpreters for parent conferences and many translated documents.

FCPS High School Academies

Even Start

FCPS Heather Ridge School

The following programs are available to students countywide at the high schools listed: Brunswick­–Teaching Academy; Catoctin–Environmental Academy; Frederick–Advanced Placement Diploma Academy; Governor Thomas Johnson– Arts & Communications Magnet; Linganore–Junior ROTC Magnet; Middletown–Advanced Placement Experience Academy (APEX); Tuscarora–Pre-Engineering Academy; Urbana–International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet; Walkersville–Pre-Engineering Academy. Out-of-district students must provide their own transportation, and enrollment may be limited. For more information, contact the school guidance office.

FCPS Summer Programs

240-236-8780 Located at Hillcrest Elementary and Rock Creek School, Even Start is a federally funded grant program offering classes four days per week for qualifying families served by Waverley and Hillcrest elementary schools. This family literacy program targets families in need of Adult Basic Education or English Language Learner classes. Parents and their young children birth through age 8 participate in various program components: adult education, parenting, early childhood education, interactive literacy activities, and home visits.

240-236-8770 Prepares students for academic success in school through a combination of high-quality childcare, educational experiences, and comprehensive family services. Based at Waverley Elementary, the program also offers services at Hillcrest and Lincoln Elementary. Judy Center services are available to all families residing in those school districts with a child through age 5. Learning/Language Support

301-696-6887 The Learning/Language Support Program provides specialized intervention addressing the needs of students identified as having phonicsbased reading difficulties. Teachers are trained to identify appropriate students and implement strategies for remediation. This program is available in all elementary and middle schools. TITLE I

301-696-6894 Provides supplemental instructional services to meet student needs in some schools with a high concentration of low-income families. Emphasis is on additional assistance in reading and mathematics.

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

In addition to providing outstanding public schools, Frederick County also offers a generous and varied selection of truly excellent independent schools, with something to fit each individual student and family. Call the school’s phone number for more information and enrollment criteria. The Banner School (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320

St. John’s Catholic Prep High School (9 - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-662-4210 Trinity School of Frederick (K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-228-2333 Visitation Academy (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-662-2814

The Barnesville School (Pre-K - 8)

Barnesville, MD 301-972-0341 Beth Sholom Day School (Pre-K - K)

Frederick, MD 301-663-3427 Frederick Adventist School (K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-663-0363 Frederick Christian Academy (K - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-473-8990 Friends Meeting School (Pre-K - 11)

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 The Goddard School (Pre-K - K)

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Grace Baptist Academy (K-12)

Brunswick, MD 301-834-5000 Lucy School (Pre-K - 2)

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8)

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3161 New Life Christian School (K - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8)

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014 St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8)

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HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel

301-644-5238 When new to Frederick County and considering homeschooling, contact the Frederick County Public School’s Office of Pupil Personnel for information on how to proceed with home instruction. Maryland State Department of Education

For a list of “Nonpublic entities registered with the Maryland State Department of Education to Supervise Home Instruction of Maryland Students” visit: www. msde.state.md.us/nonpublic/home_ instruction/table_contents.htm. Homeschool Frederick!

An educational portal for the homeschool community in Frederick, this site provides resources available through umbrella groups, Student Services personnel in Frederick County Public Schools, hybrid organizations, businesses, and others interested in the homeschool community. The site provides an extensive list of homeschool support groups or umbrella organizations in Frederick County. www.homeschoolfrederick.com Telos Academy of Mindworks

301-898-7222 Provides tutorial programs for 6th10th grade homeschooled students. www.mindworkslearning.net

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES in FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

(Information is excerpted from the 2010-2011 Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.) FCPS Director of Special Education

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

Housed in a regular school setting, this program is designed to meet the needs of moderately disabled students that are not diploma bound. Small-group instruction is based on IEP goals and students have opportunities for inclusion with nondisabled peers, as appropriate. Students learn functional life skills as well as academics. FCPS Child Find Project

301-644-5292 Child Find is the process for identifying all children from birth through age 21 who have special needs. FCPS Challenges Program

301-644-5281 Provides integrated support to students with special needs in communication, social skills, academics, and prevocational/vocational skills. Services are available for children age 3 through 21. Infants and Toddlers Program

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, socialemotional, or self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf.


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION FCPS Partners for Success

240-236-8430 Serves parents and educational professionals of all Frederick County children and youth with disabilities from ages 3 through 21. For parents, Partners for Success offers individual consultation, an information and referral service, problem-solving assistance, training, and support. For educators, the program offers information on disabilities and support for making accommodations for students with special needs. FCPS Pyramid Program

Serves students with significant emotional/behavioral needs who require intensive special education and therapeutic services in a small-group setting. Students have opportunities for inclusion with non-disabled peers, as appropriate. Most students also receive special transportation and other related services. This program is housed at Lewistown Elementary, Ballenger Creek Middle, New Market Middle, Tuscarora High, and Walkersville High. FCPS Rock Creek School

301-236-8700 Provides individualized special education programs for eligible students with more severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, visual, and learning disabilities, from age 3 through the school year they reach age 21. Students are admitted by the county IEP team process. FCPS Success Program

240-236-8436 Provides post-secondary transition education for students ages 18-21 who have completed at least four years in a comprehensive high school and exhibit potential for competitive employment. Students earn a Maryland Certificate of Completion. They work in a community-based setting to learn skills for independent living and are exposed to the world of work.

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

301-644-5281 The Frederick County SECAC meets monthly, September-May, to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education Office. Membership includes parents, community representatives, students, and FCPS staff. Meetings are open to the public and new membership is solicited each year.

OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Frederick County-based group formed to connect with other families to lend support, network, and educate each other on Down Syndrome. www.friendsoffredco.org/index.htm The Jefferson School

Jefferson, MD 301-624-8400 For students with primary emotional disturbance and/or behavior disorders and secondary learning, developmental, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Job Training Association (JTA)

LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566

toll free: 1-800-999-0120 TDD: 410-385-1042

Kennedy Krieger Institute

The ARC of Frederick County

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

301-746-8080 www.frederick-autism.org Challenger Baseball

Frederick, MD 301-694-8673 www.challengerfrederick.org Dept. of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Frederick, MD 301-699-3075 Frederick County Developmental Center

Frederick, MD 301-600-1611 Provides funding of respite services for children with special healthcare needs and their families. Frederick County Special Olympics

Frederick, MD 301-694-7779 www.somdfrederick.org

Baltimore, MD toll free: 1-888-554-2080 www.kennedykrieger.org Maryland School for the Deaf

Frederick, MD

301-360-2000 TDD: 301-360-2001 www.msd.edu

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES College of Notre Dame of Maryland at Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD 410-532-5500 www.ndm.edu Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD 301-846-2400 www.frederick.edu Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411 www.frostburg.edu Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800 www.hagerstowncc.edu

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

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Hood College

Frederick, MD 301-663-3131 www.hood.edu McDaniel College

(Formerly Western Maryland College) Westminster, MD 410-857-2260 toll free: 1-800-638-5005 www.mcdaniel.edu Mount Saint Mary’s University

Emmitsburg, MD toll free: 1-800-448-4347 www.msmary.edu

Mount St. Mary’s University Center for Professional and Continuing Studies and Frederick Conference Center

Frederick, MD 301-682-8315 toll free: 1-877-982-2329 www.msmary.edu/frederick

University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060 www.hagerstown.usmd.edu

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000 www.shepherd.edu University of Maryland at College Park

College Park, MD 301-405-1000 www.umd.edu

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HEALTH CARE

Mental Health Association Moves By: Patricia G. Hanberry, CEO, Mental Health Association of Frederick County The Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA), a private non-profit organization, will have a brand new look come spring of 2012. In a move to be more visible, available and accessible to everyone in Frederick, MHA has purchased a building at 226 South Jefferson Street, in the center that includes Dance Unlimited and The Fight Club, a martial arts training facility. Extensive renovations, both inside and out, have already begun. This move is symbolic of what the agency is working to accomplish in the community – making the issue of mental illness more visible, bringing the need for good mental health to light, and making mental health programs as understandable and sought after as physical health services. Good mental health is every bit as integral to our sense of well being as good physical health, and it impacts just as many facets of our lives. MHA therefore offers a wide variety of services that touch people of every age and life situation. Services available for children include education about how to recognize and report abuse when it occurs, as well as educating parents about their children’s growth and development and how to communicate with and discipline them in a way that promotes positive outcomes. The MHA staff also proactively helps families establish healthy environments for their children by working with parents and

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other child care providers to ensure that they are equipped to provide the safest, most stable and nurturing environment possible for the children in their care. MHA staff meets child care providers in the classroom as well, educating over 3,000 of them every year on topics as diverse as first aid/CPR, how to create a literacy-rich environment and early childhood mental health. MHA’s child programming additionally includes Court Appointed Special Advocates for foster children. These highly trained volunteers follow every aspect of a foster child’s life, ultimately making an informed recommendation to the court as to the living situation that is in the child’s best interest. For children who may come from caring, supportive families but who find themselves pulled in a lot of different, often unhealthy directions, MHA has established after school programs in two Frederick schools. The programs offer middle school youth wholesome, stimulating and lively activities, as well as tutoring, to keep them occupied, motivated and supported emotionally in those otherwise ‘treacherous’ unsupervised after school hours. For society’s oldest members, MHA has a Telephone Reassurance program in which caring staff make daily phone calls to isolated seniors. This ensures that people who otherwise may not have anyone to talk with all day know that someone cares about their physical and emotional well-being.


For people of all ages, MHA offers counseling services that provide a confidential and comfortable environment for people to work on their issues related to depression, anxiety, marital discord, abuse, trauma, and a myriad of other concerns. This program is geared specifically toward people who do not have private insurance or a means to pay for therapy.

previously) with an additional 4,000 square feet available for future expansion as needed. The extended space will enable MHA to:

MHA also offers a Survivors of Suicide Support Group for people who are dealing with the suicide of a friend or loved one.

• Expand the hotline call center stations from three to six, increasing overall call capacity

Anyone seeking help can simply dial 2-1-1, day or night, to speak with a MHA Call Specialist in the event of a personal crisis, or to receive information about health and human services throughout Maryland. Finally, MHA offers a number of educational programs including Mental Health First Aid—a course to teach nonprofessionals how to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis—and a number of educational sessions on stress, depression, anxiety and other topics to businesses, churches and other community groups. The proliferation of all of these services has caused MHA to outgrow their current, very cramped quarters on West Patrick Street downtown, thus necessitating the move to the new building. The new facility, once renovated, will have over 11,000 square feet of space (compared to their 7,100

• Expand the number of therapy rooms from six to nine as well as add a state-of-the-art play therapy room in order to serve more clients

• Create two group therapy rooms, one of which will be the new home for the Survivors of Suicide Support Group • Create a large training room for parent education classes as well as for training child care providers and MHA volunteers - both of which require training in excess of 33 hours • Create safe space to host the Supervised Visitation and Monitored Transfer program in-house • Build a child-friendly room to provide care while parents receive services MHA’s hope is that the prominent new location of the building will help to bring greater visibility and awareness to how vital mental health is in all of our lives. With a welcoming new facility to support such essential programs and services in the Frederick community, MHA is the place where anyone can go to seek and receive caring and compassionate support to face life’s many challenges.

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Ballenger Creek Office: 301-668-6347 6550 Mercantile Dr. East, St. 106, Frederick, MD 21703 Mt. Airy Office: 301-829-6146 1502 S. Main St., Suite 206, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Frederick Office: 301-694-0606 87 Thomas Johnson Dr., Frederick, MD 21702


HEALTH CARE FREDERICK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

350 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD 21702 301-600-1029

FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

Main Campus; 400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 www.fmh.org General Information 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700 Emergency Room 240-566-3500 TTY: 240-566-3592 Patient Information 240-566-3380 The BirthPlace 240-566-3300 Volunteer Services 240-566-3567 FMH Immediate Care at Oak Street

850 Oak Street, Frederick, MD 21701 301-698-8374 A walk-in, no appointment needed healthcare facility. FMH Immediate Care Mount Airy

Mount Airy Plaza 1502 S. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-5888 A walk-in, no appointment needed healthcare facility. FMH Advanced Skin and Wound Care

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3840 Interdisciplinary care of wounds, ostomies, and skin conditions. FMH Crestwood

7211 Bank Court Frederick, Maryland 21703 240-215-1420 Serving south Frederick, FMH Crestwood provides state-of-the-art imaging and rehabilitation services, as well as a laboratory draw and specimen collection stations. FMH Diabetes Center

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Frederick, MD 21703 240-379-6045 Diabetes self-management training. Certified by the American Diabetes Association.

Located across the street from the hospital, provides quality cancer care for patients and aids efforts to finding a cure for the disease.

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

240-566-3568 Comprehensive home health care system. Medicare certified and JCAHO accredited with commendation organization.

Rose Hill Plaza 1562 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702 240-566-3100 State-of-the-art outpatient facility providing laboratory services, imaging and rehabilitation services, and pre-admission testing.

FMH Medical Fitness

FMH Urbana

1845 Brookfield Court Frederick, MD 21702 301-620-1250 Medically monitored exercise programs to promote good health and prevent disease. FMH Mount Airy

Mount Airy Plaza 1502 S. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-5800 Mount Airy location extends FMH services to local residents. Offers imaging services, home health care, laboratory, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and immediate care. X-Ray and Imaging Services 301-829-5830 Rehabilitation Services (Physical-Occupational-Speech-Therapy) 301-829-5880 FMH Preventative Cardiology and Rehabilitation

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3229 Outpatient, hospital-based program designed for patients who have experienced a recent cardiac event. FMH Psychiatric Services

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3904 Crisis intervention. Inpatient and outpatient care. Behavioral health partners. Outpatient clinic. FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

Radiation Oncology: 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy: 301-694-5580

FMH Rose Hill

3430 Worthington Blvd. Frederick, MD 21704 301-874-2163 Provides x-ray imaging services, a lab draw and specimen collection station, and immediate care for non-life threatening emergencies on weekends. FMH Wellness Center

FSK Mall 5500 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21703 240-379-6000 240-379-6010 Provides wellness education and health screenings. Promotes healthier lifestyles by providing health education classes, health screenings, and individual services. Hospice of Frederick County

516 Trail Avenue, Suite C Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3030 Medical, emotional, and spiritual support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Offers bereavement support. REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

9909 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-864-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com Brook Lane Health Services

Mental Health Services 13218 Brook Lane Drive P.O. Box 1945 Hagerstown, MD 21742 301-733-0330 toll free: 1-800-342-2992 www.brooklane.org

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The Gettysburg Hospital

Mercy Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center

Good Samaritan Hospital

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000 www.ccgh.com

111 Michigan Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-884-5000 toll free: 1-800-787-0021 www.cnmc.org

Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3300 www.fmh.org

Frederick Surgical Center

915 Toll House Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 301-694-3400

Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000 www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org

147 Gettys Street Gettysburg, PA 17325 717-334-2121 www.gettysburghosp.org

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239 410-532-8000 www.goodsam-md.org Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

6701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204 443-849-2000 www.gbmc.org Holy Cross Hospital

1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000 www.holycrosshealth.org Johns Hopkins Medical Center

600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287 toll free: 1-800-455-6467 www.hopkinsmedicine.org

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Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3990 www.sheppardpratt.org/index.cfm Washington Adventist Hospital

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SENIOR LIVING

Making the Holidays Enjoyable for Everyone By: Kitty Devilbiss, Community Services Manager, Frederick County Department of Aging Holidays are a time that can bring a mixture of emotions for all of us. We get so caught up in the rush of shopping, cooking and decorating that we can feel overwhelmed. In addition to the chaos of getting ready, many older adults may experience feelings of sadness around the holidays. They remember and miss friends and family who are no longer alive. They 54

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recall family gatherings or special activities they are unable to attend, or no long occur. They may feel guilty, angry or disappointed that they no longer are able to physically shop for gifts or celebrate as they once did. They may feel embarrassed that they can no longer afford to entertain or buy gifts for their loved ones.


Older adults and their families can make the upcoming holiday season more enjoyable for everyone by acknowledging the validity of these emotions and making positive changes. The following tips can help families be prepared for and accommodate any changes that may be taking place in their aging loved ones’ overall health, physical appearance or memory. 1. Minimize overstimulation. Provide all family members with a space for rest and quiet times alone. 2. Encourage memories. Play favorite music, look at photographs, and talk about favorite holiday traditions, family stories and memories. Better yet, record the stories for future generations. 3. Establish new traditions. Instead of Grandma cooking a complete holiday dinner, have everyone bring one item. Invite friends and neighbors who would otherwise be alone to a pot-luck dinner. Do away with the sit-down formal dinner and serve appetizers and dessert as family and friends drop in for a visit. Take a trip. Donate time or other resources to a nursing home, animal shelter or child care center. 4. Limit or redefine gift giving. Set a price limit, draw names, give family treasures or heirlooms, exchange handmade gifts, or choose practical items like stamps or grocery gift cards. 5. Include multiple generations in the preparations. Perhaps it’s time for Grandmother to show her teenage grandson how to make an applesauce cake, or the youngest grandchildren bake cookies with their great-grandfather. While these positive changes can help, the holidays may still be a painful reminder for some older adults. Changes in appetite or sleep patterns and feelings of sadness, disappointment, guilt, anger, pain, nervousness or anxiety are all legitimate emotions and concerns for older adults at holiday time. However, if these emotions persist or become overwhelming, then talk with the older adult about getting help and schedule an appointment with a health provider, counselor, social worker or psychologist for a depression screening and further evaluation. With some professional help and/or family support, older adults can find happiness in the holidays again.

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TRANSPORTATION

Is Your Car Ready for Nasty Weather? Nine Things to Ask Your Vehicle Technician By: Michael Allen, Managing Partner, Fredericktowne Auto Repair & The Lube Center It may be hard to believe, but cold and nasty weather is just around the corner. That means preparing your vehicle now to avoid breakdowns and to keep your family safe in rain, sleet and snow. Now is a good time to ask your technician to check on certain things they may not ordinarily take time to inspect on routine visits—the seldom-noticed parts of your car that can be a huge headache and expensive to repair if warning signs aren’t caught early enough. 1. Noises

All cars make noises, but if your car has been making strange ones lately, it might be worth asking a technician to try and pinpoint the source of the sound. Squeals, grinding and screeching could indicate a problem with your brakes, while

squeaks, knocking and ticking could be coming from your engine or one of its accessories. 2. Warning Lights

Car manufacturers don’t make warning lights amber or red for nothing. They’re meant to attract your attention and alert you to a problem. Let your technician know if you have a warning light on. You never know, sometimes whatever caused the light to illuminate can be an easy fix. 3. Tire Pressure

Ask your technician what your tires’ air pressures were when you first brought the vehicle in. A tire that was considerably low on pressure could indicate a slow leak—something that can be patched before it grows larger and leaves you on the side of the road with a flat tire. Continued on page 62

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TRANSPORTATION 4. Tire Wear

8. Battery Power

Technicians can often spot a problem with your car’s alignment or steering just by looking at your tires. Tires that are wearing unevenly or that are “cupped” or “scalloped” could mean your car needs further attention.

Many auto service facilities have battery testers that can quickly and easily tell you the health of your battery. With the cold winter months on the horizon, now is the perfect time to ask your technician to test your battery and see if it needs to be replaced.

5. Brake Pads

This is a great thing to ask if you’re getting a tire rotation. Once your car’s tires are off, it’s a simple matter to peek at the brakes and see how much lining is left. Doing so can alert you to the fact that you may need a brake job in the near future. 6. CV Boots

These little plastic or rubber boots wrap around the flexible CV joint that pairs your car’s axles with its tires (especially on front-wheel-drive cars). If your CV boots crack or wear out, they can let dirt and debris into the CV joint, causing premature failure and an expensive repair job. Replacing broken CV boots is a much more pleasant alternative. 7. Exhaust System

One of the places we rarely see is the underside of our vehicles. That’s why a technician who is under the car anyway can easily spot damage to your car’s exhaust system. Damage could be in the form of a bent or crimped exhaust pipe or an exhaust leak or hole in your muffler. Either way, it’s important to have a damaged exhaust system repaired in order to keep exhaust fumes as far away from the car’s cabin as possible.

Public Transit

TransIT’s Connector routes operate in Frederick City and urbanized areas of Frederick County serving medical, employment, education, and shopping centers. These routes operate MondayFriday from approximately 5:40AM to 9:30PM (9:45PM on Fridays) and from 7:30AM to 9:45PM on Saturday. Fares are $1.10 each way for all routes except the Frederick-Emmitsburg route which is $1.25. Seniors and disabled citizens may ride for half price. Ten-trip tickets and monthly passes are available and there are discounts for seniors and students. Commuter Shuttle Service:

• The Brunswick Shuttle operates between Brunswick, Knoxville, Jefferson, and Frederick.

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9. Upcoming Services

How many of us really read our car owner’s manual well enough to know that we’ll need to service some component or fluid at X number of miles? Fortunately, your technician has access to a computerized database of the services your car requires and will require in the future. Ask what services your car will need in coming months so you won’t be taken by surprise on your next visit. Contact Fredericktowne Auto Repair for all your fall vehicle care needs. 1395 West Patrick Street, Suite D & B, Frederick, MD 301-663-6304 www.theautorepairs.com

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• The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick. • The Meet-the-MARC Shuttles operate between Walkersville and Frederick, and between Frederick and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are timed to meet many of the MARC trains to and from Washington D.C. • The Route 85 Shuttle serves the business centers along Route 85 and Crestwood Boulevard. • The East County Shuttle operates between Frederick and Spring Ridge and provides service to Lake Linganore, New Market, and eastern Frederick County upon request.

For specific shuttle routes or schedule information, please refer to the individual route brochures or call the TransIT office at 301-600-2065 or link to the Transit schedule site at www. FrederickCountyMD.gov/transit. Transit-plus

TransIT-plus is a shared-ride, demandresponse transportation service for seniors and persons with disabilities. After registering with TransIT, these individuals contact TransIT to schedule a ride. For fares and to schedule a TransIT-plus trip call 301-600-1725.


Commuter Services MARC train to Washington, DC

Frederick MARC Train Schedule The trains run Monday-Friday, departing Frederick three times in the morning and returning three times in the evening. Link to the MTA Train site for train info: www.mtamaryland.com/services/ marc Trains depart from two stations: Departing: Downtown Monocacy (East Street extended) (Riverview Plaza) 5:12AM

5:18AM 6:05AM 6:11AM 7:10AM 7:16AM Returning: Downtown

410-539-5000 (voice system) toll free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA (voice system) TTY: 410-539-3479 Montgomery Ride-On 240-777-7433 TDD: 240-777-5869 Rideshare

As a member of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Commuter Connections, TransIT provides car and vanpool matching services free to Frederick area commuters. For general TransIT information 24 hours a day, access the website at www.co.frederick.md.us/transit. Local and Regional Airports

Monocacy

(East Street extended) (Riverview Plaza) 5:22PM

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore, MD 21240 5:14PM 6:58PM toll free: 1-800-435-9294 6:50PM 8:07PM www.bwiairport.com 7:59PM For more information on arrival and departure times at specific stops, call MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. Parking Monocacy Station: 800 free parking spaces Downtown Station: No parking. TransIT provides two commuter shuttles to transport commuters to the train: Meet-the-MARC shuttles from Walkersville and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Fares The fare for the TransIT Meet-theMARC shuttle is $1.10 each way, but shuttle service is free to commuters who purchase MARC tickets or monthly passes in advance.

Frederick Municipal Airport

111 Airport Drive East Frederick, MD 21701 301-600-2262 www.cityoffrederick.com Hagerstown Regional Airport

Hagerstown, MD 21742 240-313-2777 www.hagerstown.com Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 www.mwaa.com

Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration Customer Assistance Operators

toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA License, Emissions, Vehicle Registration Information

Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM Saturday: 8AM-1PM www.mva.state.md.us TDD (Hearing Impaired)

toll free: 1-800-492-4575 Out of State

301-729-4550 Local MVA Branch Office Full Service: Frederick County

1601 Bowman’s Farm Road Frederick, MD 21701 toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA Monday through Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Full Services) Saturday: 8:30AM-12:00PM (Driver License Services Only) Closed State Holidays Vehicle Registration and Tags

Vehicle owners have 60 days to register their vehicles after relocating to Maryland. You will need to supply proof of ownership and a Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate issued within 90 days prior to registering your vehicle. Safety inspections are not completed on rainy days. More information for new residents of Maryland can be found at www.mva.state.md.us/driverserv/apply/ newtomd.htm.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Sterling, VA 20041 703-572-2700 www.mwaa.com

MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

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ARTS & LEISURE

Maryland Shakespeare Festival Announces 2011-2012 Season By: Candace Sorensen, Managing Director, Maryland Shakespeare Festival Maryland Shakespeare Festival is a nationally regarded professional classical theatre company. Entering its 13th year, MSF promises a full season of classic theatre with a contemporary twist. For its 2011-2012 season, MSF will present four of William Shakespeare’s productions at All Saints Episcopal Church: Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice. MSF’s ensemble of professional local actors will present these plays in their signature Bare Bard style, which was inspired by the stage practices of Shakespeare’s original acting company and performed in the spirit of lively, raucous, and improvisational theatre. Performances of Julius Caesar will take place October 7-9; All’s Well That Ends Well, December 9-11. The two plays will be presented once again in the spring along with Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice, March 9 through April 1. The four productions will be performed over four weekends; the

audience can attend three different plays each weekend. This is MSF’s first-ever repertory Shakespeare adventure. In addition to the Bare Bard series, the theatre company, in collaboration with OMBELICO Mask Ensemble, will present an original play, Dead Man’s Mambo, January 20-22 and 27-29, 2012 at the Frederick Cultural Arts Center. Dead Man’s Mambo is a dynamic mix of highly structured scenario, wildly improvised performance, and live music. The play was written and conceived by Brendon Gawel and MSF Artistic Director, John Bellomo. In addition to the main stage productions, MSF’s teen acting company Riotous Youth will perform The Tempest, November 18-19 and Twelfth Night, May 18-19. Come see Frederick’s only true classical theatre. For more information and a season brochure, visit www.mdshakes.org or call 301-668-4090.

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Local Fall Events to Enjoy with Children By: Amanda Rodriguez

As the air turns colder and the leaves begin to change color, families begin looking for activities to do indoors to avoid the harsh temperatures of the impending winter. As a mom to three energetic little boys, finding things to keep them occupied during the winter break and during the holiday season is of utmost importance. Fortunately we live in an area filled with numerous opportunities to expose children to arts, athletics, and much more. From annual festivals to impromptu day trips, Frederick and the surrounding area is a great place to raise an active family. 5 Local Events to Enjoy with Children During the Fall 1. Head to the farm. Frederick is a traditionally rural county,

and while industry and commerce have taken over many parts of the city, there are still many farms in the area that are open to the public. Many of them host fall festivals and activities designed

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specifically for families with children. One of our favorite local events is Family Festival @ the Farm. It’s an annual event that over 20 area farms participate in, offering a variety of acitivities in a “self-guided adventure” format. Families are invited out to enjoy fall on the farm free of charge. We love it because we can go to our favorite places and check out some new ones while we’re at it! This year’s event is scheduled for October 15 and 16. 2. Artomatic. Are you an art lover who wants to share that love with your children? The Frederick version of Artomatic is slated to be a wonderful opportunity to do just that as a collection of more than 300 artists descend on the old Department of Education building in downtown Frederick. The event, modeled after and supported by the original Artomatic that made its debut in Washington D.C. in 1999, is going to bring all medium of art to the building and allow the community to interact with the artists and their work. Plus, just to up the awesome on the entire event, they will offer workshops and fun programming for kids in addition to other interesting events.


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Find something fun this season: On the farm: Family Festival @ the Farm

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http://summersfarm.com/adventures.php Gaver Farm Fall-Fun-Festival

www.gavertreefarm.com/FallFestival.htm Green Meadows Fall Petting Farm

www.greenmeadowsevents.com/gm/ijamsville.htm

ART: 3. Santa comes to town. Santa Claus makes his yearly

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appearance in Frederick every year on the Friday following Thanksgiving. Head out to the Everyredy Square/Shab Row area and await the big guy’s arrival. It’s quite an exciting event with entertainment and activities lined up for the big day. Santa rolls into town in his horse drawn carriage at precisely 7 p.m. Don’t be late! But in case you are, there are a number of other Frederick area events to get you and the kids in the holiday spirit (see below for more).

www.artomaticfrederick.org/ September 28 - Novemebr 6, 2011

4. Go to the theater. Not the movie theater, the theater theater!

www.wsrr.org/events.htm

Frederick is home to a pretty active theater arts community. There are a number of playhouses and performing arts theaters, and each year they have various programs scheduled for children and/or families. This season, both The Maryland Ensemble Theater’s F.U.N Company and the children’s theater of Way Off Broadway have some exciting events planned specifically for children. Check out their websites for updates on the season’s shows and events. 5. Get out of town. Everyone goes on vacation during the summer, but fall and winter vacations can be just as fun! It’s harder to get away when you’re up to your ears in work deadlines, school events, and after school activities for the kids, but if you can do it, off-season vacations are a great way to take a break, reconnect with the family, and possibly save loads of money while you’re at it. Often, great savings are to be found when you go to beach locales and other summertime destinations during the off-season! We like to head to area amusement parks (like Hershey and Busch Gardens) before they close for the season, but once all of the summer crowds have cleared out. There are considerably fewer patrons and the cooler weather makes a day walking around the park much more comfortable!

Holiday Events: Santa’s Arrival

www.everedysquare.com/entertainment/index.asp Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Trains

Adventure Park USA hosts Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

www.adventureparkusa.com/events.php Crumland Farms Holiday Light Spectacular.

www.crumland.com/holiday_lights.html Kris Kringle Procession.

www.celebratefrederick.com/Events/Index.aspx?page=122

At the theater: Maryland Ensemble Theater’s The FUN Company

www.marylandensemble.org/ The 2011 season starts in September Way Off Broadway Children’s Theater

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NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department

301-600-1492 (City, G9)

Harper’s Ferry, WV 304-535-6331

301-387-6938

Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors’ Center

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

301-600-1646 (City, I9)

301-663-9388

MUSEUMS

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

C & O Canal National Park

301-739-4200 (County, G3) National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-1365 (County, J2) Shenandoah National Park

Washington Monument State Park

Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

301-698-0630 (City, G11) Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum

301-293-2215 (County, J9) The Frederick County Historical Society

301-663-1188 (City, I9)

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500

Brunswick Railroad Museum

STATE PARKS

George Alfred Townsend Museum

Reservations: 1-888-432-CAMP (2267) www.reservations.dnr.state.md.us Big Run State Park

301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

301-271-7574 (County, G4) Dans Mountain State Park

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

Big Pool, MD 301-842-2155

301-834-7100(County, C14) 301-371-4575 National Museum of Civil War Medicine

301-695-1864 (City, I11) Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum

301-600-1646 (County, H10) Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

301-663-3885 (County, H11) Seton Shrine Center

301-447-6606 (County, J2) Taney House Museum

Frederick County Parks and Recreation

240-215-4040 (County, H10) Frederick Ski Club

301-695-4417 Girl Scouts

301-662-5106 Middletown Rec Center

240-566-0222 (County, E11) Oakdale Rec Center

301-600-1359 (County, J11) Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 (County, I10) Tuscarora Rec Center

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1) SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED Baltimore Chapter-Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports [BARS]

410-771-4606 www.barsinfo.org

301-663-7880 (City, E13)

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

301-271-7574 (County, F9)

ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS COUNTYWIDE

410-626-0273 www.crab-sailing.org

Gathland State Park

301-865-6800 (County, L12)

Gambrill State Park - Tea Room

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

301-791-4767 (County, C7) Herrington Manor State Park

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park

301-777-2139 South Mountain Recreation Area

301-791-4767

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Boy Scouts

301-739-1211 Catoctin Rec Center

301-600-1358 (County, I5) Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

301-271-3180 (County, H6) Centerville Rec Center

240-629-6639 (County, J13) Deer Crossing Rec Center

301-865-1769 (County, K11) Fountain Rock Recreation Center

301-898-1460

Disabled Sports USA

301-217-0960 www.dsusa.org Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

410-825-5359 www.mdravens.org LINKS TO AREA SPORTS If you coach a sport you’d like to see listed in future Guides, please email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. If you see an error or note a change in any of the listings above, please update us ASAP. Thanks!


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Festival of Greens Celebrates the Arts and the Holidays By: Shuan Butcher, Executive Director, Frederick Arts Council Frederick has a lot of holiday activities and traditions. One of the newest ones has taken the community by storm. The annual Festival of Greens, now in its fourth year, is a 10-day celebration of the arts and the holidays. The Cultural Arts Center, a 14,000 square foot arts incubator and community arts facility, has played host to the festivities since the beginning. The center is adorned with approximately 100 decorated or themed wreaths and trees, ranging from fancy to funky, and contributed by artists, businesses, community organizations, school groups, and local residents. The event provides a great forum for anyone interested in expressing their creativity, promoting their business, or just wanting to get into the festive spirit. The Festival of Greens runs from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 4. During this timeframe, the submitted wreaths and trees are part of a silent auction, allowing potential bidders to purchase these one-of-a-kind creations that they can use to decorate their homes, businesses, or give as gifts in time for the upcoming holidays. As an added bonus, many of the wreaths 70

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and trees have gift certificates and other goodies that come along with them. Bids will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 4 and the wreaths and tress will be available for pickup that evening or the following days. But the decorated wreaths and trees aren’t the only holiday activities taking place during the festival. On Friday, November 25, also known as Frosty Friday in downtown Frederick, a holiday artist market is held where the work of up to 25 artists is on display and available for purchase. From 10-6 p.m., shoppers can buy locally-made products such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and other hand-crafted items that make great gifts for friends and family members. Free giftwrapping will also be available at the event. Later that evening, at 8 p.m., the Fredericktowne Players will hold its first of many performances of the classic holiday play, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.� This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling book and is one of the most


successful shows FTP has ever produced. In fact, every show sold out last year. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Other performance times for this show include Saturday, November 26 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 27 at 2 p.m.; Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. On Thursday, December 1, Celebrate Frederick’s annual Scents and Sweets event will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Amateurs and professionals alike participate in this annual event showcasing the holiday season through sight and smell. Attendees will have a chance to check out and vote on their favorite gingerbread structures and floral arrangements that reflect the general mood of the holidays. As part of December’s First Saturday activities in downtown Frederick, a Frederick Artist Market will be held on December 3 from 5-9 p.m. Nearly 25 artists will have their artwork on display and available for purchase to provide shoppers with another opportunity to peruse local artwork for unique gift ideas.

In addition, Dancing Bear Toys will also host their ninth annual Holiday Market for Kids at the Cultural Arts Center. Young shoppers can find something special for family, friends, and teachers at this seasonal shop. All products are $8 and under, and the selection is exclusively fair trade. The holiday market will be open on both weekends of the festival and continue for additional weekends in December. Check the Cultural Arts Center website for specific dates and times. And finally, book signings and other activities are planned during the Festival of Greens, including a popular cookbook author appearance and more. Although the theater production has an admission fee, the other activities are free and open to the public. The presenting sponsor of the Festival of Greens is Gaver Holdings with additional support from PNC Bank, Christmas Décor, and Text Design. For theater tickets or for more information, including how to participate, contact the Frederick Arts Council at 301-662-4190 or visit www.frederickartscouncil.org.

Here Comes Trouble: An Evening with Michael Moore

Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra

October 1, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.

December 3, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.

The Steel Wheels

Maryland Regional Ballet presents

October 6, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker

October 22, 2011 – 8:00 p.m.

December 9, 2011 – 8:00 p.m. December 10, 2011 – 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. December 11, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.

An Evening with Emily Wells

Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s The FUN Company presents

November 10, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.

A Christmas Carol

Tap Kids

Women Fully Clothed November 12, 2011 – 8:00 p.m. Neil Berg presents

102 Years of Broadway November 13, 2011 – 3:00 p.m.

Gerald Clayton Trio December 1, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.

December 15, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. December 16, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. December 17, 2011 – 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. December 18, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.

17th Annual Messiah Sing-Along December 22, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.

The Deanna Bogart Band December 29, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuba Christmas Winterfest December 3, 2011 – 12:00 p.m.

20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701 | 301.600.2828 | www.weinbergcenter.org

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October 1 – 31

October 1 & 2

October 1 & 2

SUMMERS FARM ADVENTURE FALL FESTIVAL

MT. AIRY FALL FESTIVAL

FREDERICK’S OKTOBERFEST

Hours: 10AM-7PM weekends, 1-7PM weekdays Location: 5614 Butterfly Lane, Frederick 21703 Contact: 301-620-9316 www.summersfarm.com

Hours: Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 10AM-5PM Location: Historic Main Street, Mt. Airy 21771 Contact: 301-829-2112 www.mtairylions.com

Hours: Sat 11AM-10PM, Sun 11AM-8PM Location: E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 240-599-0660 www.frederickoktoberfest.org

October 1 – November 6 GAVER PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL-FUN-FESTIVAL

Hours: 10AM–6PM Location: 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy 21771 Contact: 301-865-3515 www.gavertreefarm.com

October 1 & 2 39TH ANNUAL CATOCTIN ANTIQUE GAS ENGINE SHOW

Hours: 9AM-5PM Location: Wolfsville Ruritan Community Park, 12708 Brandenburg Hollow Road, Myersville 21773 Contact: 301-293-2281

October 1 & 2 FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

Hours: 12-6PM Location: Elk Run Vineyards 15113 Liberty Road, Mt. Airy 21771 Contact: 410-775-2513 www.elkrun.com

October 1 & 2 October 1 - 31

FALL FESTIVAL

October 1, 2, 8 & 9

LAWYER’S MOONLIGHT MAZE

Hours: Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 12-4PM Location: The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-1650 www.rosehillmuseum.com

THE STOMP FESTIVAL

October 1 & 2

October 1 & 15

BRUNSWICK RAILROAD DAYS: TRACKIN’ THROUGH THE 50s

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD DINNER TRAINS

Hours: 10AM-5PM Location: Downtown Brunswick Contact: 240-508-3049 www.brunswickmd.gov

Hours: 6PM Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad; 34 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 21793 Contact: 301-898-0899 www.wsrr.org

Hours: Fri 5-10PM, Sat 12PM-10PM, Sun 12PM-5PM Location: 13003 Creagerstown Road, Thurmont 21788 Contact: 240-315-8133 www.lawyersmoonlightmaze.com

October 1 OCTOBER FIRST SATURDAY: INTO THE NIGHT

Hours: 5-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org

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Hours: 12-5PM Location: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard 18125 Comus Road, Dickerson 20842 Contact: 301-605-0130 www.smvwinery.com


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October 2

October 8

October 15 & 16

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FOR THE SEA SERVICES

SUPER ART FIGHT

FESTIVAL @ THE FARM

Hours: 8PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190 www.frederickartscouncil.org

Hours: Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 12-4PM Contact: 301-600-1058 www.discoverfrederickmd.com/funfarm

Hours: 3PM Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 333 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 21727 Contact: 301-447-6606 www.setonshrine.org

October 6 THE STEEL WHEELS

Hours: 7:30PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org

October 7 AN EVENING ON THE RIVIERA

Hours: 7PM Location: E-ventplex, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 240-357-6211 www.eveningontheriviera.com

October 7 & 8 72 FILM FEST

Hours: 8PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org

October 8 & 9 CATOCTIN COLORFEST

Hours: 9AM-5PM Location: Thurmont Community Park, Guardian Hose Activities Ground, E. Main Street, Thurmont 21788 Contact: 301-271-7533 www.colorfest.org

October 8 & 9 THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH

Hours: 12-5PM Location: Old National District Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Highway 144, Mt. Airy 21771 Contact: 301-600-2936 www.recreater.com

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL

Hours: 8PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190 www.frederickartscouncil.org

October 15 & 16 FREDERICK’S ORIGINAL OCTOBERFEST

Hours: Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12-5PM Location: Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-668-6088 www.frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org

October 15 & 16 MYERSVILLE TROLLEY FESTIVAL

Hours: 10AM-5PM Location: 2450 Canada Hill Road, Myersville 21773 Contact: 301-293-2888 www.myersvilletrolleyfestival.com

October 16 CARRIAGE DRIVE

Hours: 1-3PM (carriage drive); 12-4PM (carriage museum open) Location: The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-1650 www.rosehillmuseum.com

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October 22

October 23

October 29

MONOCACY BATTLEFIELD HIKES

BACK FROM THE DEAD

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Hours: 9AM, 11:30AM & 2PM Location: Meet at Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick 21704 Contact: 301-662-3515 www.nps.gov/mono

Hours: 6-9PM Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, The Cemetery 333 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 21727 Contact: 301-447-6606 www.setonshrine.org

Hours: 6PM Location: Square Corner, 1 E. Potomac Street, Brunswick 21716 Contact: 301-834-5591 www.brunswickmainstreet.org

October 22 SPIRITS OF THE FURNACE

October 26, 27 & 28

Hours: 7-9:30PM Location: Cunningham Falls State Park Manor Area off Rt. 15 S., Thurmont 21788 Contact: 301-271-3676 or 301-271-7574 www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/ cunninghamfalls.html

HALLOWEEN IN BAKER PARK

October 22

October 27

TAP KIDS

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Hours: 8PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: 5:45PM costume judging; 6:15PM parade. Location: Downtown Middletown Contact: 301-371-6171 www.middletown.md.us

October 22 & 23

October 29

THE MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COLLECTORS CLUB CHAPTER 39 FALL HARVEST

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING

Hours: 9AM-4PM Location: The Murphy’s Farm 11502 Browningsville Road, Ijamsville 21754 Contact: 301-418-0635 www.mdihcc39.org

Hours: Wed-Thurs 6:30-8PM, Fri 6:30-8:30PM Location: Baker Park & Bandshell 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-1492 www.cityoffrederick.com

Hours: 11AM-1PM Location: Westview Promenade Buckeystown Pike (Route 85) & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick 21703 Contact: 410-561-1300 www.shopwestview.com

October 29 HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

Hours: 6PM Location: Community Park Frederick Road, Thurmont 21788 Contact: 301-418-8641 www.thurmontfirst.com

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October 29 GHOST TRAIN

Hours: 7 & 8:30PM Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 21793 Contact: 301-898-0899 www.wsrr.org

November 4 & 5 A NIGHT AT THE BRUNSWICK RAILROAD MUSEUM

Hours: 8PM Location: 40 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 21716 Contact: 301-834-7100 www.brrm.net

November 5 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Hours: 4-9PM Location: Everedy Square and Shab Row East & Church Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-662-4140 www.everedysquare.com

November 5 NOVEMBER FIRST SATURDAY – HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Hours: 5-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market Patrick, East, Church & Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org


Calendar of events

N O V E M B E R November 5

November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27

November 20

IMPROV WITH THE (LOCAL) STARS

MARYLAND CHRISTMAS SHOW

Hours: 8PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190 www.frederickartscouncil.org

Hours: Fri, Sat 10AM-6PM; Sun 10AM-4PM Location: Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-845-0003 www.marylandchristmasshow.com

BASTILLE DAY FRENCH AND ELK RUN COMPARISON TASTING

November 6 79TH ANNUAL BRUNSWICK VETERANS PARADE

Hours: 1PM opening ceremonies; 2PM parade Location: Square Corner Park Downtown Brunswick 21716 Contact: 240-508-3049 www.brunswickmd.gov

November 11 7TH ANNUAL ECHO TAPS

Hours: 10AM-11AM Location: 2nd & Bentz Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-694-0829

November 18 – January 8

November 25

DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

FROSTY FRIDAY

Location: Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Road, New Market 21774 Contact: 301-865-6800 www.adventureparkusa.com

Hours: 9AM-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org

November 19 TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Hours: 5-8PM Location: Westview Promenade Buckeystown Pike (Route 85) at Crestwood Blvd., Frederick 21703 Contact: 410-561-1300 www.shopwestview.com

November 12 WOMEN FULLY CLOTHED

November 19 & 20

Hours: 8PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org

HOLIDAY STUDIO TOUR OF THE VALLEY CRAFT NETWORK

November 18 & 19

Hours: 10AM-5PM Loacation: Frederick County & Washington County Contact: 301-371-4274 www.valleycraftnetwork.org

THE TEMPEST PERFORMED BY RIOTOUS YOUTH

November 19 & 20

Hours: Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat 2PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-668-4090 www.mdshakes.org

Hours: 2-4PM Location: Elk Run Vineyards 15113 Liberty Road, Mt. Airy 21771 Contact: 410-775-2513 www.elkrun.com

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Hours: Sat 7:30PM, Sun 3PM Description: Hood College’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. ($) Location: Coffman Chapel, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-696-3429 www.hood.edu

November 25 SANTA’S ARRIVAL AT EVEREDY SQUARE & SHAB ROW

Hours: 7PM Location: Everedy Square and Shab Row, East & Church Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-662-4140 www.everedysquare.com

November 25 – December 4 FESTIVAL OF GREENS

Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 N. Market Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190 www.frederickartscouncil.org

November 26 MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS

Hours: 12PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-432-7121 www.tubachristmas.com

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November 26

December 1

December 3

THURMONT CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

SCENTS & SWEETS COMPETITION

FREDERICK FAMILY REVELS

Hours: 6:30-7PM Location: Mechanicstown Park, Thurmont 21788 Contact: 301-271-7313 www.thurmontfirst.com

Hours: 5:30PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

Hours: Preshow 6:30PM, Show 7:15PM Location: First Baptist Church 7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 21702 Contact: 301-371-4668 www.frederickchorale.org

December 1 November 26 & 27

GERALD CLAYTON TRIO

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Hours: 7:30PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 1-4PM Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum 40 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 21716 Contact: 301-834-7100 www.brrm.net

November 26 & 27 & December 3, 4, 10, 11 & 17 WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD SANTA TRAINS

Hours: 11AM, 1PM, 3PM Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 21793 Contact: 301-898-0899 www.wsrr.org

November 30 HOLIDAY ART COMPETITION

Hours: 5:30PM Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

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December 2 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Hours: 7PM Location: City Hall Courtyard 101 N. Court Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

December 2 CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY

Hours: 7-9PM Location: Downtown Middletown Contact: 301-371-6171 www.middletown.md.us

December 3 CHRISTMAS IN THURMONT

Hours: 10AM-5PM Location: Mechanistown Park, Thurmont 21788 Contact: 301-271-7313 www.thurmontfirst.com

December 3 ACADEMY OF ST. CECILIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Hours: 7PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org

December 3 DOC SCANTLIN & HIS IMPERIAL PALMS ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY DANCE & FLOOR SHOW

Hours: 8:30PM–11:30PM Location: Wm. Talley Rec Center 121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-1492 www.cityoffrederick.com

December 3, 10 & 17 THREE SATURDAYS IN DECEMBER

Hours: 5-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org


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D E C E M B E R December 3 & 4

December 10

December 10 & 11

CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR

MUSEUMS BY CANDLELIGHT

Hours: Sat 5-9PM, Sun 12-4PM Location: Downtown Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

Hours: 12-7PM Location: Various museums Contact: 301-600-4047 www.fredericktourism.org

FREDERICK COUNTY SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS (FCSME) OPEN House

December 9

December 10

KRIS KRINGLE PROCESSION

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS

Hours: 6:30PM Location: Downtown Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

Hours: All day Location: Downtown Brunswick 21716 Contact: 301-834-5591 www.brunswickmainstreet.org

December 9, 10 & 11

December 10

MARYLAND REGIONAL BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY CHURCH TOUR

Hours: Fri 8PM, Sat 2 & 8PM, Sun 2PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 or 301-662-9441 www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: 3-7PM Location: Brunswick 21716 Contact: 301-834-7316

December 10 & 11 CHILDREN’S WEEKEND

Hours: Sat. and Sun. all day Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

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December 22 ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Hours: 7PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org

December 26 CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HISTORIC HOUSES OF WORSHIP At 4-9PM Plum District Hours: Saving Money Is Location: Downtown Frederick Like Making Money. Contact: 301-600-4047 www.fredericktourism.org

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TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES BRUNSWICK Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists from far and wide. The city’s downtown area is home to a bookstore/coffee shop, railroad museum, children’s clothing store, some curiosity shops, outdoor goods shopping, professional offices, and more. Brunswick is nestled near the scenic Potomac River, with camping and fishing amenities just a stone’s throw from downtown. Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast, history buff, train watcher, or just enjoy the warmth and coziness of a small town, Brunswick has what you’re looking for! Don’t miss Brunswick’s “First Friday” events each month from 5-9PM downtown and many citysponsored recreation events throughout the year!

Mayor

Carroll Jones Population

5,242 Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 Town Hall

1 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov Police Department

301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Department

301-834-8300 Volunteer Ambulance

301-834-8102 Libraries

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-600-7250 1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 Post offices Brunswick Post Office

315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

Jefferson Post Office

First Church of God

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

503 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-6971

Point of Rocks Post Office

Gospel Temple Church (Pentecostal)

1597 Bowis Drive, Point of Rocks 301-874-2131 Town Park Brunswick City Park

46 W. J Street, Brunswick 301-834-7204 Grace Baptist Church

301-834-7500

25 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 301-834-5000

SWIMMING POOL

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Brunswick Swimming Pool

301-834-7567

26 W. J Street, Brunswick 301-834-8600

Grocery Store

New Hope United Methodist Church

Super Fresh

40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895 Local Newspaper The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

A Street & 1st Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-8003 Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church

720 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-8767 Faith Assembly of God

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632

7 S. Maryland Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-7320 Point of Rocks Assembly of God

1508 Bank Street, Point of Rocks 301-874-2214 Potomac Believers Fellowship

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

113 First Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9185 St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Catholic Church Road, Petersville 301-834-9185

First Baptist Church

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St. Paul Lutheran Church

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

1914 Ballenger Creek Road, Point of Rocks 301-874-2995

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA)

www.pvya.com Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select www.eteamz.com/brunswickjrbb Brunswick Little League

www.eteamz.com/brunswickll

Cross Country

Jefferson, Burkittsville, Point of Rocks, and Pleasant Valley, Washington County regions 301-834-8045 email: zum50@hotmail.com Football

Brunswick Junior Railroaders www.bjrfootball.com

BURKITTSVILLE Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Burkittsville is a well preserved, virtually unchanged example of an American townscape of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the town was a service center for the rural area around it. Churches, houses, and trade establishments along Main Street were bordered at the rear by fields surrounding the town. The mountains rose to the west. To this day, the town retains those early visual characteristics. Main Street’s buildings are still bordered by fields of crops and dairy farms, although there are no longer any commercial establishments in the town. Burkittsville became closely involved with the Civil War when forces of the Union and Confederate armies engaged in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, a bloody prelude to the Battle of Antietam. The town’s inhabitants fled for safety to nearby villages. Today, many of Burkittsville’s residents commute to jobs in the nearby metropolitan areas, but the town maintains a strong sense of community through its many services, social activities, special events, and town meetings.

Mayor

Debby Burgoyne Population

186

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code

21718

Post Office

Town Office

8 E. Main Street, Burkittsville 301-834-9592

500 E. Main Street, Burkittsville Phone and fax: 301-834-6780 www.burkittsville-md.gov

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CHURCHES St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

5 E. Main Street, Burkittsville 301-834-9866 Youth SPORTS Town youth typically join teams from nearby Middletown or Brunswick. Some find appropriate placement on Frederick City or County teams. Check the information listings under “youth sports” in these neighboring towns for sign-up information.


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EMMITSBURG Emmitsburg, a quiet little town nestled at the foot of the mountains, offers peace and tranquility. Incorporated in the early 1800s, Emmitsburg was the home of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She established the first free school that grew into St. Joseph’s College, now home to the National Fire Academy and Homeland Security. A short mile away is Mt. Saint Mary’s University. In Emmitsburg you can relax but still be within driving distance to major cities such as Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Harrisburg. You are just a few miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski Liberty Resort, and numerous golf courses. Emmitsburg has it all!

Mayor

Jim Hoover Population

2,369 Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

300 A S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-600-6300 www.emmitsburgmd.gov www.emmitsburg.net Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

25 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-2728 Emmitsburg Ambulance Company

301-447-6626 Library

300 A S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-600-6329

Town ParkS Community Park

churches Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

100 W. North Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-6239

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

124 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-2270

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL Emmitsburg Pool

333 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-6606 St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish (Catholic)

301-447-9820

16150 St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg 301-447-2367

GROCERY STORE

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Jubilee

515 E. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-6688 Local Newspaper The Emmitsburg Dispatch

9 E. Main Street Box 358, Emmitsburg 301-447-3039 Business and Professional Association Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA)

301-447-3110 email: ebpa@emmitsburg.net

47 DePaul Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-2326 Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church

10926 Simmons Road, Emmitsburg 301-447-3171 Trinity United Methodist Church

313 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-3740 Youth Sports

Please check general county information or your neighboring town section for more information regarding tennis, volleyball, basketball, youth sports, and activities.

Post Office

305 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-2655

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FREDERICK CITY One of the largest cities in Maryland, the City of Frederick is home to a diverse and thriving business community that includes Fort Detrick, the Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, and MedImmune. In addition to a strong employment base, downtown Frederick is the hub of arts, culture, and entertainment within the county. Downtown Frederick offers a thriving business district of 200+ eclectic and specialty retailers, restaurants, and antique shops. Nearly 1.5 million tourists visit downtown each year, drawn by Civil War history and beautifully restored 18th, 19th, and 20th century architecture. Activities and events can be enjoyed nearly every weekend throughout the year. Fire departments

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company

Population

6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

110 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-600-1630 www.fcpl.org

Mayor

59,618 Postal Zip Codes

21701 21702 21703 21704 21705 21709 Adamstown 21710 Braddock Heights 21714 Buckeystown 21717 Tuscarora 21790 City Hall

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

2795 Adams Street, Adamstown 301-874-5111 or 301-694-8111

201 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-662-2131

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

9 S. Court Street, Frederick 301-600-1713

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office

301-600-9250

4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

101 N. Court Street, Frederick 301-600-1380 fax (Mayor/Alderman): 301-600-1381 www.cityoffrederick.com

310 Baughman’s Lane, Frederick 301-600-1720

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office

301-473-5150

1301 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-662-6115

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

535 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-600-2286

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

301-600-2071

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office

FREDERICK CITY CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal

301-600-1479

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6061 Spring Ridge Parkway, Frederick 301-600-9330 79 S. Market Street, Frederick 301-600-1711 United/Westview Fire Station

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

5709-A Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora 301-874-2303 TOWN PARKS Baker Park

121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick 301-600-1493 City Recreation Department

301-600-1492


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES SWIMMING POOLS Baker Park Swimming Pool

301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-846-4623 Bottom Dollar

Crestwood Boulevard, Frederick 301-846-4704 The Common Market

5728 Buckeystown Pike Unit 1-B, Frederick 301-663-3416 Giant

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200 Kingsbrook Crossing, Frederick 301-698-9411 1700 Kingfisher Drive, Frederick 301-698-9411 Giant Eagle

W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-694-6895

Weis

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rt. 40 and Old Camp Road, Frederick 301-473-5385

10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100

199 Motter Avenue, Frederick 301-662-8065

Anglican

Prospect Boulevard, Frederick 301-663-9075 Spring Ridge, Frederick 301-631-8162 Local Newspapers The Frederick News-Post

301-662-1177 Gazette Newspapers

301-846-2100 The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

6938 N. Clifton Road, Frederick 301-293-8938 Assembly of God Victory Christian Center

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253 Baha’I Faith Baha’i Faith

PO Box 1424, Frederick 301-694-3107

101 N. Court Street, Frederick 240-629-6360 fax: 240-629-6363 www.cityoffrederick.com

Baptist

SYNaGoGuES

Faith Baptist Church

Beth Sholom Congregation

1011 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-663-0267 fax: 301-663-8154 Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 240-575-9690

Ambassador Baptist Church

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-620-7729 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755 First Baptist Church of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283 First Missionary Baptist Church

899 Swallowtail Drive, Frederick 301-662-3110

W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-631-3822

Messianic

MOM‘s (My Organic Market)

226 S. Jefferson Street, Frederick 301-695-4496

5305 Mt. Zion Road, Frederick 301-473-8900

CHURCHES

Frederick Korean Baptist Church

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

927 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-695-2833 Super Fresh

Ballenger Creek, Frederick 301-682-6700 Wegmans

7830 Wormans Mill Road, Frederick (240) 575-7300

El Shaddai Congregation

Frederick Baptist Temple

African Methodist Episcopal

55 Winchester Street, Frederick 301-695-6446

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

People’s Baptist Church

106 E. 3rd Street, Frederick 301-663-1550

6648 Carpenter Road, Frederick 301-473-5635

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

South End Baptist Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347

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FREDERICK CITY Con’t

Victory Baptist Church

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153 Brethren

First Church of Christ Scientist

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

5 E. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-3015

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Full Gospel

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262

First Love Church

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Church of God

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

Edgewood First Church of God

Holiness

Buddhist Tibetan Meditation Center

9301 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-5750

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

517 S. Market Street, Frederick 301-695-9148

Maranatha Church of God

123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Independent

Catholic

Parkway Community Church

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686

112 E. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-8288 St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church

2037 William Franklin Drive, Frederick 301-360-9581 Charismatic Harvest Christian Fellowship

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206 Christian District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Lutheran

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Family History Center, Frederick 301-698-0406 Community Emmanuel Bible Church

Emmanuel Alliance Church

Frederick Christian Fellowship

1631 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-1199 Grace Community Church

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240 Christian Science Church of Christ

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Korean Emmanuel Church

8325 Yellow Springs Pike, Frederick 301-662-4796

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686

Frederick Alliance Church

Independent Fundamental

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934 7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

Emmanuel Bible Church

14 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-620-2255

Bethel Lutheran Church Office

9664 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-694-8280 Evangelical Lutheran Church

35 E. Church Street, Frederick 301-663-6361 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1415 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-663-3344 Mount Zion Lutheran Church

5709 Mt. Phillip Road, Frederick 301-473-8566

Grace Brethren Church of Frederick

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737

Episcopal

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

All Saints Episcopal Church

108 W. Church Street, Frederick 301-663-5625 Church of the Transfiguration

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838 St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

4004 Ballenger Creek Road, Frederick 301-874-5838


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES Buckeystown United Methodist Church

Nazarene

Presbyterian Reformed

Church of the Nazarene

New Hope Presbyterian Church

7899 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-6271

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-694-3595

Non-Denominational

Seventh-Day Adventist

Frederick Christian Fellowship

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

10142 Hansoville Road #5, Frederick 301-620-2255

6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5254

Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Unitarian Universalist

8 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5273

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

Christ United Methodist Church

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206 SURE Fellowship Church

10142 Hansonville Road, Bldg 1, Frederick 301-845-9870 Unity in Frederick

1 W. 9th Street, Frederick 301-846-0868 Orthodox Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

920 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-663-0663 Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680 United Church of Christ Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

15 W. Church Street, Frederick 301-662-2762 Faith United Church of Christ

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550 Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088 Grace United Church of Christ

7857 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-8788

25 E. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-3312

Victory Christian Center

Trinity E & R United Church of Christ

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253

5603 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-2633

Presbyterian Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662 Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

115 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5338 Good News Presbyterian Church

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

United Methodist Araby United Methodist Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313 Calvary United Methodist Church

133 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-1464

5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick 301-695-0731 Flint Hill United Methodist Church

2732 Parkmills Road, Adamstown 301-874-0890 Hopehill United Methodist Church

7648 Fingerboard Road, Frederick 301-874-1166 Jackson United Methodist Church

6027 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-694-7315 Linganore United Methodist Church

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291 Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303 Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

3425 Green Valley Road, Ijamsville 301-865-5443 Trinity United Methodist Church

705 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-662-2895

Asbury United Methodist Church

W. All Saints & Court Street, Frederick 301-663-9380

Various Denominations

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

223 W. 5th Street, Frederick 301-662-2311

8946 Indian Springs Road, Yellow Springs 301-662-1727

Salvation Army

Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-663-5214

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FREDERICK CITY Con’t

Frederick Academy of Self-Defense

301-662-1972 Frederick City Recreation Department

YOUTH SPORTS YMCA

301-663-5131 www.frederickymca.org Gymnastics Frederick Gymnastics Club

301-695-9414 Karate American Karate Academy

301-694-1492 Golden Knights Karate

301-416-7959 Kreimer’s Karate

301-695-3347 Martial Arts USA

301-694-3330 Super Sport Karate

301-682-8866

301-698-5468 Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589

Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040

Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick

www.fcfrederick.com Frederick Soccer Club

301-696-9398 www.fredericksoccerclub.com Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Volleyball Frederick City Recreation (Adults)

301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040

urbana

(subsection of Frederick City)

Source: www.urbanamaryland.com Rapidly completed, Urbana’s population and housing have boomed since 2003. Young families, older residents, and community spirit envelop the atmosphere. The Urbana online newsletter at www.urbanamaryland.com provides detailed information about this unique region, combining long established homes with newly developed communities.

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

9020 Amelung Street, Frederick 301-600-7000 Community Agency School Services (CASS) Urbana High School

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658

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Members provide recreation scheduling for the nearby communities of Urbana, Kemptown, Green Valley, Windsor Knolls, and the surrounding areas. www.urbanarec.com Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

Baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer. www.luyaa.org

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

(ages 5 - 18) email: urbanaball@aol.com Urbana Lacrosse

email: abel6psu@aol.com Urbana Soccer Association

301-363-8739 www.urbanasoccer.org


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

Middletown Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Middletown is a small, rural community steeped in American history. It is located in the beautiful Middletown Valley that stretches between the Catoctin Mountains on the east and South Mountain on the west. A young Lieutenant George Washington, while surveying the South Mountain area, reported that the valley to the east was one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen. Middletown continues to evolve from a settlement of farmers and ranchers to one of tradesmen, craftsmen, businessmen, clergymen, commuters, and retired folk—without losing its agricultural roots. From the stately old Victorian-style homes and soaring church steeples to the rustic dairy farms and modern housing developments, residents find in Middletown a refuge where they can enjoy small-town life as it used to be. Burgess

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

2,860

GROCERY STORE

Postal Zip Code

21769

815 E. Main Street, Middletown 301-371-3126

Town Office

Local Newspapers

31 W. Main Street, Middletown 301-371-6171 fax: 301-371-6474 www.middletown.md.us Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

101 Prospect Street, Middletown 301-371-7560 Post Office

7227 Hollow Road, Middletown 301-371-6880 TOWN PARKS Middletown Community Park

Safeway

The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300 The Middletown Valley Citizen

301-834-7722

7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown 301-473-4800 Jefferson United Church of Christ

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262 Jefferson United Methodist Church

3882 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-4022 Locust Valley Bible Church

1323 Marker Road, Middletown 301-371-7476 Middletown United Methodist

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

P.O. Box 33, Middletown www.middletownmomsathome.org CHURCHES Christ Reformed Church United Church of Christ

12 S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6610 Cornerstone Baptist Church

4802 Broad Run Road, Jefferson 301-473-8777 Faith Baptist Church

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

7108 Fern Circle, Middletown 301-371-5550 Pleasant View Church of the Brethren

Corner of Rt. 17 and Picnic Woods Road, Jefferson 301-371-7707 Valley Baptist Church of Middletown

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

301-371-3344 www.middletownrec.com Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA)

301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com

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Mount Airy The Town of Mount Airy is a nationally accredited “Main Street Maryland Community” and holds the State of Maryland’s esteemed “Community Legacy” designation. Located directly off of Interstate 70, it is approximately 45 minutes from both the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan job markets. One can quickly become enamored with downtown Mount Airy and its small-town charm, quaint old buildings, and friendliness that takes you back to a time long past. Mount Airy has experienced a dramatic increase in growth, but because of effective growth management and land use strategies, still retains that quaint, small-town atmosphere. It boasts a booming downtown with community and cultural events, retail establishments, antique and craft collectible shops, cafes, and restaurants. Mayor

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

8,200 Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park

301-829-8373

21771

GROCERY STORES

Town Government

1312 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-5966

110 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-1424 fax: 301-829-1259 www.mountairymd.org Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

301-829-0100 Carroll County Branch Library Mount Airy Branch

705 Ridge Avenue, Mt. Airy 410-386-4470 Frederick County Number: 301-829-5290

Food Lion

Safeway

337 E. Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy 301-829-6517 Super Fresh

504 E. Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy 301-829-6400 Weis

1001 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1071 26075 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-9787 Local Newspapers Mount Airy Courier Gazette

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger

301-829-2814

as a network for individual business owners. Most member businesses are locally owned and operated. 301-829-5426 www.mtairybusiness.com CHURCHES Bethesda United Methodist Church

328 Klee Mill Road, Mt. Airy 301-253-3222 Calvary United Methodist Church

402 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-0358 Church of Christ at Mount Airy

703 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-5443 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

27 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1904 Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God

1134 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1255 Hebron Christian Church

(Non-denominational) 3456 Kemptown Church Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-8616 Locust Grove Church of the Brethren

Post Office

505 Windy Knoll, Mt. Airy 301-829-1199

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The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is proactive in assisting business owners in their mission to succeed and grow to their fullest potential. Chamber officials offer information to local businesses and serve

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy

301-829-2100


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

MOUNT AIRY CON’T Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

27015 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-3000 Montgomery United Methodist Church 28325 Kemptown Road,

Damascus

301-253-4460­ Mount Airy Baptist Church

1402 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-2185

Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

(Non-Denominational) 13949 Penn Shop Road, Mt. Airy 410-795-6511

1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mt. Airy 410-489-2979

Mount Airy Presbyterian

West Falls Christian Community Church

13515 Old Annapolis Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-5223

5330 Buffalo Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-0733

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Youth Sports

609 Center Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-8509 St. James’ Episcopal Church

204 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-0325

Four County Little League

www.fcllbaseball.org Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

www.geocities.com/Colosseum/ Lodge/1501 Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA)

301-829-2027

Myersville

Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and US Route 40 to the north, yet nicely buffered from both by a mile of local road. The outstanding location and beautiful, hilly terrain combined to make the town an attractive location for residential development during the last decades of the 20th century. Today, Myersville takes care to ensure by ordinance and zoning control that its attractive location is matched by attractive development. The Canada Hill development and three other developments built in the 1990s—Ashley Hills, Meadowridge, and Terraces of South Mountain—exemplify the same standards of appearance set by the town. Mayor

Wayne Creadick Population

1,500 Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

1 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1180 Town Parks Doub’s Meadow Park

Corner of Route 40 and Route 17 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-4281

PO Box 295 301 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-4281 fax: 301-293-3080 www.myercity.sailorsite.net

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff

301-600-2071

308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-1453

8 Harp Place, Myersville 301-293-4281 GROCERY STORE Main Street Market & Deli

The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

CHURCHES Church of the Saviour

200 High Street, Middletown 301-665-9600 Grossnickle Church of Brethren

11301 Meeting House Road, Myersville 301-293-9516 Harmony Church of the Brethren

3924 Brethren Church Road, Myersville 301-371-4297 Harmony Community Lutheran Church

3939 Brethren Church Road, Myersville 301-371-5188 Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

603 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-1401 Myersville Baptist Church

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MYERSVILLE CON’T Myersville Church of the Brethren

201 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-9513 Salem United Methodist Church

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

400 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2979 Youth Sports

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

PO Box 195, Myersville 301-293-3115 www.eteamz.com/wmaasports

Myersville Junior Baseball League

www.myersvillebaseball.com

new market Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Known as the “Antiques Capital of Maryland,” New Market now offers a concentration of establishments where visitors can browse and purchase the treasures of yesteryear. Fine bed and breakfast accommodations and dining facilities in formal and casual settings are available. In 1975, New Market was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1986, the town received the Maryland Preservation Service Award. Mayor

GROCERY STORE

Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion

PopulaTion

8,620 Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

39 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-5544 fax: 301-865-5638 www.townofnewmarket.org Frederick County Sheriff

11802 Old National Pike, New Market 301-865-6950 CHURCHES Bush Creek Church of the Brethren

4821A Green Valley Road, Monrovia 301-663-3025 Daybreak Community Church

PO Box 465, New Market 301-865-8877 Dorsey’s Chapel United Methodist Church

11851 Lime Plant Road, New Market 301-865-5680 First Baptist Church of Green Valley

301-600-2071

11402 Ridge Lane, Monrovia 301-865-5566

New Market District Fire Co.

Grace Episcopal Church

301-865-5700 Post Offices

168 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-3333 4411 Green Valley Road, Monrovia 301-865-5432

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Main Street, New Market 301-865-3270 Light of Christ Lutheran Church

Meets at New Market Elementary School P.O. Box 577, New Market 301-606-7349

Monocacy Valley Church

9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville 301-865-9100 New Market United Methodist Church

Route 874 & North Alley, New Market 301-865-3530 St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville 301-695-8845 Youth Sports Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

www.luyaa.org


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

rosemont Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Rosemont is a village in southern Frederick County, one mile southeast of Route 340 and one mile north of the Potomac River. It is a quiet residential community where lawns are meticulously cared for, trees are neatly pruned, and flower plantings abound. Views of rolling farmland and mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town. There are no apartment buildings, condominiums, or row houses. Several of the homes are of architectural interest. Burgess

Fire departments

Jackie Ebersole

Volunteer Fire Department

Population

308 Postal Zip Code

21758

Lions Merryland Park

301-834-8300

3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

1219 Rosemont Drive, Rosemont 301-834-7444, fax: 301-834-4458

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

301-600-2071

Town Park

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290 Youth Sports

See the Brunswick section.

Thurmont Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Thurmont is a small city in northern Frederick County established in 1751. It is known as the “Gateway to the Catoctin Mountains” where Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park are located. There are three covered bridges nearby: Loy’s Station Bridge, Roddy Road Bridge, and Utica Mills Bridge. Catoctin Iron Furnace and forge, built during the Revolutionary War, is just down the road. Frederick is about 15 miles south and Gettysburg is 20 miles north. Baltimore and Washington, DC are each about 60 miles away. The President’s retreat, Camp David, is also nearby. Thurmont is proud to have been designated a “Main Street Maryland Community.”

mayor

Martin A. Burns Population

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

10 Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-271-7313 fax: 301-271-2155 www.thurmont.com

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

14026 Graceham Road, Thurmont 301-271-2000 Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

13516 Motter’s Station Road, Rocky Ridge 301-271-2666 Library

76 East Moser Road, Thurmont 301-600-7200 Post Offices Thurmont Post Office

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226

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THURMONT CON’T

Catoctin United Methodist Church

Thurmont Church of the Brethren

7009 Kelly’s Store Road, Thurmont 301-271-3885

14 N. Altamont Avenue, Thurmont 301-271-2634

Evangelical Bible Church

Thurmont United Methodist Church

(Pentecostal) 14698 Albert Staub Court, Thurmont 301-271-3633

13880 Long Road, Thurmont 301-271-4511

301-271-7574

Harriet Chapel Episcopal

101 E. Main Street, Thurmont 301-271-2305

GROCERY STORE Food Lion

12625 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont 301-271-4554

233 Tippin Drive, Thurmont 301-271-9949

Lewistown United Methodist Church

4 W. Main Street, Thurmont 301-271-0123

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

Weller’s United Methodist Church

Rocky Ridge Post Office

13516 Motter Station Road, Rocky Ridge 301-271-4920 SWIMMING Cunningham Falls State Park

Local Newspapers Catoctin Banner News

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

9 E. Main Street, Box 358, Emmitsburg 301-447-3039 Thurmont Times

240-626-9980 CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

Trinity United Church of Christ

Walkersville Christian Fellowship

St. John’s Lutheran Church

101 N. Altamont Avenue, Thurmont 301-271-2802

15 N. Church Street, Thurmont 301-271-7877

Youth Sports

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Creagerstown

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League

301-271-4397

10625 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-898-9454

7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont 301-271-2087

Walkersville Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Walkersville is a combination of two villages that were settled by German immigrants in the mid 1700s and early 1800s. By the late 1800s, the villages of Georgetown and Walkersville had grown so intertwined that it made sense to combine them into one entity, which was named Walkersville. Today, Walkersville aggressively pursues fiscal responsibility, recycling projects, and innovation. In 1995, it was credited with having the first State Police bicycle patrol in the nation. There are four schools, residential developments, a shopping center, several businesses and institutions, and numerous restaurants in the town. Walkersville has managed a rapid population growth wisely, enabling it to maintain a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Burgess

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,593 Postal Zip Code

21793

Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

PO Box 249 21 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-4500 fax: 301-845-2406 www.walkersville-md.com

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

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WALKERSVILLE CON’T TOWN PARKS Creamery Park

Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and S. Glade Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500 Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Corner of Sandstone and Bedrock Drive, Walkersville 301-845-4500 Heritage Farm Park

Devilbiss Bridge Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500 Walkersville Community Park

Kenneth Drive off Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500 GROCERY STORES Bloom

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

CHURCHES Brethren in Christ

207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544 Calvary Assembly of God

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811 Faith Community Mennonite Church

30 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-0800 Fredericktowne Baptist Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

19 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-4600 St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church

8651 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-845-8025 United Methodist Church

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ

301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

21 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6775 Glade Valley Church of the Brethren

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC)

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC Walkersville Baseball Association

www.walkersvillebaseball.com/

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

Woodsboro Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Early history suggests that the Woodsboro area was a hunting and trapping ground for a wandering tribe of Susquehanna Indians. From early times, the settlement was located at a crossroads on the Indian trail running from the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains. When the stagecoach became the primary mode of transportation, the place became an important stop on its itinerary. After the Civil War, the town developed some notoriety as a train stop that offered exceptional accommodations and relaxing pursuits. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town. There are small commercial activities and service providers within the town itself. Burgess

Gary Smith Population

912 Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

2 S. 3rd Street, Woodsboro 301-898-3800 www.woodsboro.org Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-5100

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

602 S. Main Street, Woodsboro 301-845-8408 Ladiesburg Post Office

12509 Woodsboro Pike, Ladiesburg 1-800-ASK-USPS

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

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Woodsboro

Con’t

Libertytown Post Office

11941 Main Street, Libertytown 1-800-ASK-USPS New Midway Post Office

12048 Woodsboro Pike, New Midway 1-800-ASK-USPS TOWN PARK Woodsboro Town Park

CHURCHES

Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chapel Lutheran Church

10601 Daysville Road, Frederick 301-845-2332 St. John’s United Church of Christ

8 N. 2nd Street, Woodsboro 301-845-7703

101 S. Main Street, Woodsboro 301-845-4533 YOUTH SPORTS Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

PO Box 303, Woodsboro www.woodsboro.org/wnmrc/rec.htm

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

3 N. Main Street, Woodsboro 301-845-8674

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