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14 IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 15 Experience Barbara Fritchie’s Frederick 19 Be it the Changing Colors 22

Green Vested Volunteers

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Genealogical Research

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HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

27 How Much Homeowner’s Insurance Do I need?

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59 How to Deal with Family Conflict Caused by Alzheimer’s

62 TRANSPORTATION 63 Improved Mobility in the “Golden Years”

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New Market

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Experience Barbara Fritchie’s Frederick By:  Michelle Kershner

Photography courtesy of Tourism Council of Frederick County

“Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag...” Barbara Fritchie’s life spanned an amazing time in our country’s history, including three major conflicts on American soil. Born Barbara Hauer in 1766, she is reported to have come in contact with some of the most famous people of the time. Her long life was humble and frugal, since her husband, John Fritchie, worked as a glove maker.

Barbara Frietchie, was originally published in the October 1863 issue of Atlantic magazine. The poem recounted how Fritchie was threatened by a Confederate soldier as she waved the American flag, and defiantly retorted, “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag...” Barbara Fritchie personified the stubborn Union spirit of Frederick.

Events that made Barbara Fritchie a household name unfolded 150 years ago. During the 1862 Maryland Campaign of the Civil War, Confederate troops marched through downtown Frederick along West Patrick Street on their way to what would be known as the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. Legend has it that Frederick native Barbara Fritchie, aged in her 90s, waved the Union flag out her window as the Confederate soldiers marched through town. The famed John Greenleaf Whittier ballad,

The poem’s popularity eventually bolstered Frederick’s Fritchie to American heroine status. It was this poem that also coined the popular phrase “clustered spires,” used to this day to describe Frederick’s skyline of church steeples and towers. Whittier’s poem created a patriotic fervor rivaling that of another ode to the flag during wartime and written by a former Frederick resident nearly 50 years earlier. This was Francis Scott

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in the community Key’s Defence of Fort McHenry, more commonly known as The Star-Spangled Banner. Since its creation, the ballad Barbara Frietchie has introduced Frederick, Maryland to generations of people across the world. Thousands of tourists have come to her hometown seeking Whittier’s unusual heroine and “the clustered spires of Frederick.” Her Legacy Lives On Visit these Frederick sites linked to Barbara Fritchie. THE BARBARA FRITCHIE HOUSE 154 W. Patrick St. Frederick, MD

This building is a 1927 reconstruction of the house that once stood along Carroll Creek. Visit the exterior year round. EVANGELICAL REFORMED UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 15 W. Church St. Frederick, MD

Built in 1848, this Greek Revival style church is where Barbara Fritchie worshipped regularly. The twin copulas are part of Frederick’s dramatic skyline. BARBARA FRITCHIE GRAVESITE & MONUMENT Mt Olivet Cemetery 515 S. Market St. Frederick, MD

Never having the chance to hear the poem that bore her name, Barbara Fritchie died December 18, 1862 at the age of 96.The Barbara Fritchie Monument was unveiled September 9, 1914. Visit from dawn to dusk. BARBARA FRITCHIE RESTAURANT 1513 W. Patrick St. Frederick, MD

Known by locals simply as “The Fritch,” the throwback eatery has been at this location since 1959. It originally opened in 1910 as a candy shop & soda fountain. SPECIAL EXHIBIT – THE FRITCHIE PHENOMENA: BARBARA FRITCHIE IN POPULAR CULTURE 


Exhibit runs through December 31, 2012 Museum of Frederick County History 24 E. Church St. Frederick, MD

This exhibit at the Museum of Frederick County History examines the marketing of Barbara Fritchie and the use of her name and image (real and imagined) to promote consumer products from the 1920s through 2000. The Whittier poem, a

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Since its creation, the ballad Barbara Frietchie has introduced Frederick, Maryland to generations of people across the world. combination of actual events and “poetic license,” was intended to rally the morale of Union sympathizers during the Civil War. After the war ended, little attention was paid to the poem or the alleged “event” described in it. In 1927, local Frederickarea residents created a partnership to rebuild Barbara Fritchie’s house as a tourist attraction along the National Road. It was then that Barbara Fritchie took on another life. Souvenirs, businesses, events and consumer products, from women’s hosiery to hams and candy, used Fritchie’s name to capitalize on the patriotic popularity of the poem’s heroine. She showed up in films, plays and music, often portrayed as a young lady instead of the elderly woman that she was in 1862. This exhibit explores the marketing of Barbara Fritchie and the use of her name and image to promote products. The brochure, “Barbara Fritchie’s Frederick,” is available at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East St., Frederick. Visit www. fredericktourism.org to learn more about things to see and do in Frederick County, Maryland.


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

Landfill Information 301-600-1848 Library Information 301-600-1630 Office for Children and Families 301-600-1063 Parks and Recreation 301-600-1646 Permits and Inspections 301-600-2313

toll free: 1-800-422-0009

Planning and Zoning 301-600-1138

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GENERAL NUMBERS

Gas - Washington Gas

Frederick County Government Information

Recycling 301-600-2960

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 Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

County Commissioners 301-600-1100 County Courthouse 301-600-1976 Frederick Senior Center 301-600-1605 Department of Health 301-600-1029 Department of Social Services 301-600-4555 Elections 301-600-VOTE Family Partnership 301-600-22062

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Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

301-600-2464 Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline

301-662-2255

Human Relations 301-600-11093 Human Resources 301-600-1070 301-600-2315 (24-Hour Job Line)

TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065 Tourism Council 301-600-2888 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

toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA www.mva.state.md.us Mental Health Association of Frederick County

301-663-0011 The ARC of Frederick County

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Be it the changing colors By: Eli Roth, Associate Director, Promotion & Development Downtown Frederick Partnership Photography by Eli Roth, Downtown Frederick Partnership

Be it the changing colors, the smell of neighborhood fireplaces being lit for the first time, the pleasantly cool weather or the excitement of the approaching holiday season, the streets of Downtown Frederick come alive through the autumn and holiday season. This year, residents and visitors alike will enjoy several events highlighting all that our historic district has to offer. Are you a foodie? In October, a Progressive Dinner features four courses served by four distinctive and delicious downtown restaurants with proceeds from tickets benefiting the Downtown

Frederick Partnership, the city’s designated Main Street Maryland organization. The dinner takes place on October 2, with four available seating times. Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturday events celebrate a different theme every month of the year. This fall, October’s First Saturday, called Into the Night, is sponsored by Hood College and Criswell Automotive of Gaithersburg. Its Halloween theme includes trick or treating at participating downtown merchants, a Haunted House provided by Federated Charities, pumpkin

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in the community December is a special month in the downtown. Holiday lights line the trees along historic streets, holiday cheer is in the air, and few things are as captivating as the image of Downtown Frederick blanketed in snow. painting and other children’s activities, live entertainment, creepy characters, a flash mob and more. First Saturday is set for 5-9 p.m., on October 6 throughout Downtown Frederick. November’s First Saturday, with a theme of Holiday Open House, is sponsored by Wegmans. This is downtown’s true introduction to the holiday season. Complete with food and wine tastings, horse-drawn carriage rides, and plenty of merchant activities, the Holiday Open House is an opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of downtown. Remember, by shopping downtown, you support the local businesses that make Downtown Frederick unique. Don’t get stuck in traffic at the mall or a big box store on “Black Friday” this year. Instead, bring your family to Downtown Frederick for Frosty Friday on the day after Thanksgiving. BB&T BANK, Criswell Automotive of Gaithersburg, and TownePlace Suites by Marriott sponsor the event. Frosty Friday is an all-day affair, with live entertainment, prizes and gifts, free hot cocoa and s’mores, carolers, Frosty the Snowman, and the Grinch characters roaming the streets, horse-drawn carriage rides, and so much more. Frosty Friday is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., on November 24. December is a special month in the downtown. Holiday lights line the trees along historic streets, holiday cheer is in the air, and few things are as captivating as the image of Downtown Frederick blanketed in snow. Downtown Frederick Partnership presents not one, but four special Saturday events throughout the month – The Four Saturdays in December – Eat, Drink, Be Merry, & Shop. All four events will feature holiday music, live entertainment, free hot cocoa and s’mores and a Downtown Frederick Recipe Book activity. On four consecutive Saturdays, visitors will collect recipes for holiday food, drinks, and merriment from participating merchants and bind them together to create a cute and useful holiday recipe book. The fourth Saturday will feature special deals

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for the New Year from participating merchants for those doing last-minute holiday shopping. The Four Saturdays in December take place on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 – every Saturday in December before Christmas. When you’re planning your autumn and for the holidays this year, keep Downtown Frederick in mind. With the help of Downtown Frederick Partnership, our small but vibrant town provides an excellent, family-friendly holiday experience to visitors and residents alike. We look forward to seeing you on Market Street, and remember, Downtown Frederick gift cards make an excellent holiday gift for friends and family!

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Green Vested Volunteers By: Sharon M. Hannaby, BA, MS, Director, Volunteer Services Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

The Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently celebrated its 60th anniversary serving the hospital and the surrounding community. The dynamic group of green-vested volunteers shares time and talent in a wide variety of service areas. In fact, it would be difficult to go to the hospital without coming in contact with one of them during your visit. Annually, nearly 800 volunteers give more than 97,000 hours — this includes adult volunteers who are Auxiliary members, as well as college and high school students. Auxiliary volunteers work at information desks, assist with patient discharges, make deliveries, offer books and magazines to patients, manage the gift shop, and serve in many of the hospital departments offering non-medical care of patients and performing clerical tasks.

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Volunteering reaches beyond the main hospital building, as volunteers assist at the various offsite locations throughout the Frederick Regional Health System. They also operate one of the best thrift shops in the region, Select Seconds, at 8 E. Patrick St., in downtown Frederick. In addition to all of the time shared, the Auxiliary also raises funds for the health system. Auxiliary-sponsored fundraising activities include the gift shop and thrift shop as well as special sales events with vendors, such as book sales and uniform sales. This past year, the Auxiliary gave more than $260,000 to the hospital, to help purchase special equipment and fund scholarships for nurses to advance their education.


Annually, nearly 800 volunteers give more than 97,000 hours — this includes adult volunteers who are Auxiliary members, as well as college and high school students. During its 60-year history, the Auxiliary has given more than $8.7 million to the hospital. From the first fundraiser in 1952 to help purchase air conditioners for operating rooms to the present day, this group has been working to support the hospital as it has grown to become the Regional Health System we know today. Research shows that volunteering improves your health in many ways — emotionally, and even physically. Volunteering also improves self-esteem, helps develop empathy for the problems of others, affirms personal values, and aids in personal development. Volunteering helps you feel connected to your community, and is a great opportunity to meet new people. If you are interested in becoming a part of this dedicated group of individuals, contact FMH Volunteer Services at 240-566-3567 or visit www.fmh.org/volunteer.

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Genealogical Research By: Rebecca Crago, Research Center Coordinator, Historical Society of Frederick County Tracing African-American ancestors prior to the Civil War presents one of the biggest obstacles in American genealogical research. After emancipation, lineage can be traced in many of the same ways as European ancestry, with the use of vital records, census records, church records, etc. It is important, however, to be aware that in Maryland and other old slave states, most birth, marriage, and death records were recorded separately from white records until the end of segregation. To begin African-American genealogical research, follow the same principles as you would for any ancestral research: start with oral histories from your relatives and then direct your search to the U.S. Census. The first federal census, taken in 1790, lists free African Americans who were heads of households by name, while other household members are numbered. Slaves are listed by number under the household of the slave owner. After 1820, the census lists non-heads of household members by number, but within age groups (under 14, 14-26, 26-45, and 45 and over). The census of 1850 is the first to include separate free and slave schedules. Free schedules list by name all members of the household, along with age, sex, color, place of birth, and profession. Slave schedules list the number of slaves by age and sex under the owner’s name. The 1870 census is the first federal census to list all names of people counted.

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Researching ancestry prior to emancipation can be cumbersome, but the records do exist. There are numerous types of documentation dealing with the buying, selling, and trading of slaves in the United States, beginning with ship manifests recorded by captains. Once off the ship, if they survived the voyage, slaves’ lives were recorded in a number of ways, most commonly through the business dealings of their owners. These records appear in published abstracts and inventories from the Prerogative Court in colonial Maryland, intestate and administrative accounts, as well as wills and probate records. Slave trading records can be requested through the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and at locations throughout the country, or through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), and its Family History Centers throughout the country. Bills of sale recording the sale of slaves are largely found within deeds, or land records, which are held at the Frederick County Courthouse. Manumission records are also found within these documents, and efforts to index and publish this information have become more prevalent in recent years. Recently the Commissioner of Slave Statistics Records for Frederick County, Maryland, 1864 was transcribed and published by Richard H. Smith, Jr. Smith also maintains an online tool for local researchers of African-American history: FrederickRoots.com. He is involved in a variety of local African-American research projects.


Another recent title, Frederick County, Maryland Certificates of Freedom, by L. Tilden Moore, is a three-volume set documenting original certificates of freedom, affidavits, and manumissions from the Register of Wills (Frederick County Courthouse) and the Circuit Court department records. Both of these publications, along with reference books on how to research your African-American ancestors are available at the Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St., Frederick. To wrap up this final article in my four-part series on genealogy, I will briefly touch upon what to do when you researching your ancestry overseas. The LDS library maintains several databases for international ancestral records. FamilySearch is the umbrella name for the various record aids in their holdings, with various international components including but not limited to: The International Genealogical Index; Personal Ancestral File; Vital Records Indexes; and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). Unfortunately for many Frederick-based researchers, German ancestry can be the most difficult to trace in Europe since it was not a unified nation until 1871, and was then divided after 1945.

During the period in which Germany was unified, there was little or no attempt to centralize records from places such as Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony, and Bremen. Angus Baxter’s In Search of your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe provides details for overcoming these investigative barriers for European genealogy, and is part of the Historical Society of Frederick County’s library collection.

After emancipation, lineage can be traced in many of the same ways as European ancestry, with the use of vital records, census records, church records, etc. For questions on Frederick County genealogical research, contact Rebecca Crago at rcrago@frederickhistory.org.

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How Much Homeowner’s Insurance Do I need? By: Danielle Leonard, State Farm Agent

As far as your home’s contents are concerned, the best thing to do is take a roomby-room inventory of your valuables. Keep this list somewhere outside the home, for example a safe-deposit box at a bank. How much homeowner’s insurance do you really need? The answer varies, depending on each person’s situation. As a rule, you should insure your home for its whole value, which means the actual building and all of its contents. In order to find out exactly how much your home is worth, you must have it appraised. An appraiser, builder, or insurance agent can give you an estimate on your home’s value. Remember though, if you ever re-model or add on to your home, its value will increase, and you must re-evaluate your home’s worth.

As far as your home’s contents are concerned, the best thing to do is take a room-by-room inventory of your valuables. Keep this list somewhere outside the home, for example a safe-deposit box at a bank. For any particularly valuable possessions kept in your home, you can purchase extended coverage in addition to regular homeowner’s insurance. To determine if valuable possessions, such as televisions, stereos, or computers are covered by your policy, or if you have any other questions about homeowner’s insurance, contact your State Farm Insurance agent.

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Frederick, MD 301-663-6168 Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

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

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Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

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

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

Westminster, MD Delivering to Frederick County 410-848-4477 toll free: 1-800-834-8590 C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

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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

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journals or books. And the information is more credible than what you are likely to find by merely searching Google. Databases are available via the Internet on the FCPL website (www.fcpl.org). A library card is your gateway to these comprehensive resources wherever and whenever you are ready to research. Here is a look at some of the most-used business databases FCPL subscribes to, beginning with the categories which fall under the heading Virtual Reference Library. Reference USA This database includes detailed records on about 12 million U.S. businesses. Use it to conduct job searches, look for sales leads,

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business find new business opportunities and suppliers, locate out-oftown companies, track down addresses and phone numbers, and conduct market research. Search for companies by state, county, area and ZIP codes, industry, product code, revenues and more. Value Line Research Center This database allows access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks. Encyclopedia of Small Business Find practical information for entrepreneurs on topics such as financing, financial planning, writing business plans, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning and more. Business Reference eBooks Search several business reference electronic books on management, small business, green industries and jobs, and e-commerce information. In addition to these resources, you can find another on the FCPL website. FCPL offers eBooks in popular categories such as fiction and biography, but did you know the library also provides more

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Frederick Community College adds new president, among other changes By:  Mike Pritchard

This fall brought several changes for the more than 7,000 students attending classes at Frederick Community College. In addition to welcoming a new president, campus officials opened a new three-story, 350-space parking deck to accommodate growth, a new Enrollment Services building and a new health care training center in Mount Airy. Dr. Frederico Talley became the college’s eighth president on July 1. Dr. Talley has worked at several colleges and universities since 1980 and as vice president and dean of the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Leonardtown Campus since 2005.

Dr. Talley helped raise enrollment there to record levels—the CSM campus serves about 8,500 students in credit classes and another 15,000 in workforce programs. He successfully built new partnerships with the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, the Leonardtown Business Association and with local, county, and state legislators. He dramatically raised the profile of that college, and supervised the design and construction of a 32,000 square-foot Wellness and Aquatic Center. He also helped bring a faculty development center and a Student Success Center to the campus.

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The new Enrollment Services building will serve as a “one-stop shop” for current and future students who need to register, get information on financial aid, or speak to an academic adviser. Prior to joining FCC, Dr. Talley was also a faculty member at Northwest State Community College in Ohio; was a founding dean of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, dean of enrollment management, and professor in the behavioral and applied social sciences at Defiance College in Ohio; president and professor of education at Olivet College in Michigan; associate provost for academic student services and associate professor at Rowan University in New Jersey; vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Bryant University in Rhode Island; and associate dean of student affairs at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. Another new addition to campus, FCC’s new parking deck, has received rave reviews from students and employees. During prior semesters, parking was at a premium as students circled the campus to find spaces. While parking areas near the Classroom Student Center still fill quickly, the deck and outlying lots routinely have openings. The new Enrollment Services building will serve as a “one-stop shop” for current and future students who need to register, get information on financial aid, or speak to an academic adviser. Previously, these services were spread across multiple buildings on campus, making the enrollment process confusing for those new to campus. In partnership with Howard and Carroll community colleges, FCC opened the Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education in August. The center will provide training in a number of health-care professions including health information technology, respiratory care, medical assisting, EMT, as well as short-term and noncredit programs. The changes on the campus landscape this fall are a far cry from when the college first opened its doors 55 years ago to 77 students--as classes were held in the evenings at Frederick High School. The college will continue to adapt and change to meet the educational needs of students of all ages in Frederick County.

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Brand-new Center, Brand-new Ideas By:  Rachel Pyles

When the First Baptist Church of Frederick relocated from Dill Avenue to Bowers Road in 2008, its members planted a seed of hope to one day open the Little Lights Child Development Center, to reach out and to be a light in the community by helping families and children. After nearly five years, the fruits of the church’s labor have come to fruition. Three years ago the church partnered with Waverley Elementary School in Frederick and have spent the last three years filling backpacks of food for families in need, running free clothing drives, paying for field trips, providing holiday turkey dinners, and providing the needs identified by this school. The relationship between FBC and Waverley Elementary School solidified and highlighted the need for a program for young children that would help families with the high cost of childcare as well as helping families who work unconventional hours.

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The church’s future goal is to create after-hours care during which children will receive homework help, dinner, and a safe place to be while their parents are working. Many parents in the region have no choice but to work extended hours into the evening, leaving their children sometimes without adequate care. Income generated from students who attend during the center’s day program will be used to support not only the staff and supplies necessary for an excellent and successful day program, but also to fund an extended-hour child-care session until 10 p.m., provided free to families in need.


The relationship between FBC and Waverley Elementary School solidified and highlighted the need for a program for young children that would help families with the high cost of childcare as well as helping families who work unconventional hours. The Little Lights Child Development Center wants to help children become successful and “shine” academically, spiritually, and socially, while making childcare affordable without compromising the level of care. The center’s teaching staff has studied early childhood education and development and many of them have obtained an associate degree or bachelor’s degree as well. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, offering care for children age 2 and older, including

before- and after-school care. The center currently transports children to and from Whittier and Monocacy elementary schools for before and after-school care. Visit the website www.littlelightscdc.org, to see photos and get to know the teaching staff. Call 301-473-8283, ext. 206, to schedule a tour of the facility, which includes views of Frederick and a large gymnasium.

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childcare & education CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral

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 PRESCHOOLS Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs

FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the prekindergarten 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 parent-teacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from www.fcps.org.) The Banner School

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320 Beth Sholom Nursery 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 The Children’s Center for Discovery

Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223

The Children’s Center of Walkersville

The Goddard School

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

Children’s World Early Learning Center

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006

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

Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730

Green World Nursery School

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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Mt. Airy, MD 301-865-0911 The Kiddie Academy of Whittier

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

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162 Kindercare Learning Centers

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

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

Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577 Little Lights CDC

Frederick, MD 301-473-8283 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

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Frederick, MD 301-696-3416 Stepping Stone Centers

Frederick & Middletown, MD 301-662-4242, 301-371-4711 St. John Regional Catholic School

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

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Carroll Manor Elementary

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Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

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Deer Crossing Elementary

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Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

St. Thomas More Academy

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728 Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

Green Valley Elementary

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200 Kemptown Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500

About Frederick County Public Schools Projected 2012-13 Enrollment—40,904 Maryland schools rank #1 in America for a fourth straight year (Education Week’s 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Quality Counts reports and the College Board’s Annual AP Report to the Nation). Student Demographics • 11% receive special education services • 23% qualify for free or reduced-price meals • 67% 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 $12,266* per year. About 81% of the FCPS $493.5 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 – 1,545 Frederick County, 1,509 U.S. Advanced Placement – 5,237 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

36 elementary schools, grades pre-K through 5 • All provide full-day kindergarten • Pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13 middle schools, grades 6-8 9 high schools, grades 9-12, Plus: • Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide • Flexible Evening High Program • Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs • Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori, pre-k through 8; and opening this fall: Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades Technology – A computer for every 2.3 students School Bus Riders – 30,000+ **Meals Served Daily – 15,000+ lunches, 3,700+ breakfasts

* Most recent audited report, 2010-11

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Myersville Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900

Liberty Elementary

New Market Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800

New Market, MD 240-236-1300

Lincoln Elementary

New Midway Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

Middletown Elementary

North Frederick Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

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Oakdale Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Monocacy Elementary

Orchard Grove Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

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Valley Elementary

Oakdale Middle

Walkersville High

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200

Walkersville Elementary

Thurmont Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Waverley Elementary

Urbana Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Whittier Elementary

Walkersville Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Wolfsville Elementary

West Frederick Middle

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000

Woodsboro Elementary

Windsor Knolls Middle

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700 FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS

FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS Brunswick High

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600

Ballenger Creek Middle

Catoctin High

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100

Brunswick Middle

Frederick High

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Crestwood Middle

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

(Information is excerpted from the FCPS Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.) Adult Education/ Flexible Evening High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450 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

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700

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

Middletown Middle

Oakdale High

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400

FCPS Heather Ridge School

Monocacy Middle

Middletown High

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Tuscarora High

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400 Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600

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childcare & education graduation, post-secondary education, and career development. FCPS High School Academies

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. Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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

240-236-2694 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. English Language Learning (ELL)

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. 48

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Even Start

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. FCPS Summer Programs

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. Judy Center

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 phonics-

based 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. 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 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)

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722 St. John’s Catholic Prep High School (9 - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-662-4210

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

Trinity School of Frederick (K - 8)

301-644-5281

Frederick, MD 301-228-2333

FCPS Learning for Life Program

Visitation Academy (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-662-2814 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

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. 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.

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childcare & education 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 LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service

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

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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 Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

Frostburg State University

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

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

Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 www.fc4htrp.org

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

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

McDaniel College

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

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

The Jefferson School

Mount Saint Mary’s University

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

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

Job Training Association (JTA)

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

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

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 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 University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

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


health care


health care

Questions are the Answer

By: Amanda Changuris Marketing and Communications Specialist Frederick Regional Health System Questions are the Answer: This sounds like the kind of riddlespeak reserved for intense feature-length dramas, but it’s exactly the kind of advice you need to hear before you visit your doctor. It’s a strange phenomenon. We’ll ask 10 questions before we order dinner at a restaurant, 20 or more before we settle on which mobile phone to purchase, but when it comes to our health, we’re stumped.

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So, what kinds of questions do you need to ask next time you’re the one sitting on the exam table? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (www.ahrq.gov) has a tool you can use to build a list based on your medical needs. The agency breaks questions down into categories such as, “Did your clinician give you a prescription?” and “Are you choosing a health plan?” and then provides lists of related questions you may want to ask. You can select the questions you want to ask and print a personalized list to take to your next appointment.


Be your own best advocate and don’t be afraid to speak up; if your doctor makes you feel uncomfortable asking questions it may be time to find another provider. Questions are the answer because you are the most important part of your health care team. You know yourself better than any doctor, nurse, technician, or clinician ever could — so it’s vitally important you understand what’s going on, what’s being asked of you (in terms of a treatment plan, for example) — and why.

Do You Know the Right Questions to Ask?

The agency suggests reviewing the following points as you prepare for an appointment with your doctor:

1. What is the test for?

• Give information tell your clinician about your health history, symptoms, medications and any allergies you have. • Get Information ask questions, take notes — don’t be shy about asking your clinician to repeat information. • Follow Up call if you think of more questions, experience side effects, or if your symptoms get worse. If your doctor asked you to make a follow-up appointment for tests or lab work, take the time to schedule and complete them. • Understand Your Diagnosi sseek out more information from trusted sources (Try www.mayoclinic.com or www.cdc.gov, for example). • Choose Quality Care talk to your clinician about what is best for you: > Getting the services you need when you need them. > Using the right test or procedure to achieve the best possible results. Having the correct questions and getting all of them answered in a way you understand is a great first step toward a healthier lifestyle. Be your own best advocate and don’t be afraid to speak up; if your doctor makes you feel uncomfortable asking questions it may be time to find another provider.

2. H ow many times have you

done this procedure before?

3. When will i get the results? 4. Why do I need this treatment? 5. Are there any alternatives? 6. W hat are the possible complications?

7.W hich hospital is best for my needs?

8. H ow do you spell the name of that drug?

9. Are there any side effects? 10. W ill this medicine interact with medications that I’m already taking?

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Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

Evelyn G. Clarence, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Radha Nathan, M.D., F.A.A.P. Nahid B. Sobhani, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Patricia Hough, M.D., F.A.A.P Makaya Mulato, M.D., F.A.A.P • Gunpreet Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P Sangeetha Vimal, F.A.A.P. • Sheetal Dhote, M.D. Brian Swinton, M.D. • Bophany Chea, M.D., F.A.A.P Kari Pratt, C.R.N.P • Patricia Duley, C.R.N.P We accept most insurances. Practice limited to newborns to age 21 years.

Sick Walk-in Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 – 9:00 am

AD TK

Regular & Evening Hours Monday – Friday By Appointment

Saturday & Sunday Morning Hours By Appointment

Frederick Office: 301-694-0606 87 Thomas Johnson Dr., Frederick, MD 21702 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

Urbana Office: 301-874-6107 3500 Campus Drive, Suite 102, Urbana, MD 21704

www.FrederickPediatrics.com


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

FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

Radiation Oncology: 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy: 301-694-5580 Located across the street from the hospital, provides quality cancer care for patients and aids efforts to finding a cure for the disease.

FSK Mall 5500 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21703 240-379-6045 Diabetes self-management training. Certified by the American Diabetes Association.

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

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.

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Rose Hill

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 Urbana

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.

FMH Psychiatric Services

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

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health care 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

Carroll County General Hospital

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

Children’s National Medical Center

The Gettysburg Hospital

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

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

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

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Mercy Medical Center

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

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

301 St. Paul’s Place Baltimore, MD 21202 410-332-9000 www.mdmercy.com

Frederick Surgical Center

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

708 W. Rogers Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 410-578-8600 www.mwph.org

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

14901 Broschart Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-4500 www.potomacridge.com Saint Agnes Hospital

900 S. Caton Avenue Baltimore, MD 21229 410-368-6000 www.stagnes.org

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com

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

7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.adventisthealthcare.com

Washington County Hospital Association

251 E. Antietam Street Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-790-8000 www.wchsys.org

Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-877-7000 www.whcenter.org


301-663-6171 • W W W. C WCA RE . N E T Our physicians and nurse practitioners work together to provide warm, compassionate, and quality care for women of all ages. • Obstetrics & Gynecology • UroGynecology • Bone Density Scans • Minimally invasive Surgery • Office Based Surgery • In office Ultrasound & Laboratory Services • Robotic Surgery • Weight Loss Program

61 Thomas Johnson Drive Frederick, MD 21702 Phone: (301) 663-6171

Frederick OB/GYN

3430 Worthington Boulevard Suite 202 Urbana, MD 21704 Phone: (301) 663-6171

1502 South Main Street Suite 205 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Phone: (301) 663-6171

Welcoming New Patients Welcoming New Patients

Comprehensive Pediatric Care Comprehensive Pediatric Care Six Seven Offices totoBetter Serve Offices Better Serve You You Convenient Office Hours Including Nights & Weekends Convenient Office Hours Including Nights & Weekends Telephone Advice From Nurses During Office Hours Telephone Advice FromOur Our Nurses During Office Hours Online Referral & Prescription Refill Requests Online Referral & Prescription Refill Requests Available Available Committed to Patient Service & Satisfaction Committed to Patient Service & Satisfaction Taney Avenue • Frederick | 610 SolarexSolarex Court • Frederick 1475 Taney 1475 Avenue • Frederick | 610 Court • Frederick 1502 S. Main Street • Mt. Airy | 9093 Ridgefield Drive • Frederick 1502 S. Main Street • Mt. Airy | 9093 Ridgefield 187 Thomas Johnson Drive #4 • Frederick | 3020 B Ventrie Court •Drive Myersville• Frederick 3430 Worthington Boulevard #102 • Urbana 3020 B Ventrie Court • Myersville | 3430 Worthington Boulevard #102 • Urbana

Please call 301.662.0133 for more information, or visit www.thepedcenter.com

Please call 301.662.0133 for more information, or visit www.thepedcenter.com


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senior living

How to Deal with Family Conflict Caused by Alzheimer’s article contributed by Home Instead of Frederick

Only when families work together as a team can their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease receive the best love and care possible. Only when families work together as a team can their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease receive the best love and care possible. Sadly, an ill loved one is the No. 1 trigger for family conflict, according to a study conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network. Coping with the reality of a loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease not only has its emotional difficulties, but also logistical ones, especially in terms of decision-making and bearing the responsibility of caregiving. Despite these challenges, the following tips may help you unite your family around your loved one with Alzheimer’s when that person needs family support the most. Communicate Regularly Don’t allow weeks to turn into months and years of not communicating with family members who you feel should take a vested interest in your loved one’s condition and care. If you’ve fallen out of touch with a member of your family, reach out through a phone call, email, card, or letter.

Photo Source: www.Caregiverstress.com, February 6, 2012

Empathize Difficult situations affect everyone differently, so try to understand a sibling’s point of view before getting angry or upset. Approaching the issue this way will help you suggest an

Ask for Help If you feel over-burdened by the responsibility of caregiving, inform the rest of your family (without complaining or blaming others). Your sibling(s) may assume you’re doing just fine

appropriate solution. Maybe your brother can’t emotionally deal with Mom “losing her mind.” If that’s the case, maybe he can help you by contributing financially to her care instead. Empathy can keep a family united.

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senior living handling everything on your own unless you tell them what challenges you’re facing and specific ways they can help. As the maxim goes, “a burden shared is a burden halved.” Make Decisions Together Even if you serve as the primary caregiver of your parents, involve your sibling(s) when you need to make a major care decision. Maybe you feel Dad’s Alzheimer’s has progressed to a point where he needs additional assistance, and you’re looking into hiring a professional in-home caregiver for him. Talk through the pros, cons, financial considerations, and possible alternatives with your siblings before you make a decision. Taking their thoughts and opinions into account will help to eliminate any hard feelings, grudges, or resentments. Leave Childhood Rivalries Behind Easier said than done, of course, but try to approach the issue as the adult you are now, not as the younger person your siblings may still see you as. Stepping back and realizing how unresolved issues from long ago influence your present relationships may put a helpful new perspective on your current situation.

Enlist the Help of a Mediator Sometimes family issues become too complicated or emotionally charged to solve on your own. A third-party resource, particularly a professional such as a counselor, mediator, or even a doctor or geriatric care manager, can provide an impartial voice of reason. Only when families work together as a team can their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease receive the best love and care possible. Remember that regardless of your past history or current situation, all relationships are a work-in-progress. Envisioning how efforts to make amends will ultimately benefit everyone and can help steer you and your family members on a path toward reconciliation. For additional support managing family relationships and resolving family conflict, explore the resources in our 50/50 RuleSM program. Free Alzheimer’s e-Learning Course for Family Caregivers http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com

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(888) 845-0533

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transportation


transportation

Improved mobility in the “golden years”

By: Ronald S. Laneve, AA-Eastern Mobility

If you live in a two-story house and have difficulty going up and down the stairs, then a stair lift can make that much easier. It can allow you to stay in the home you love instead of moving to an assisted-living facility. The “golden years” are not all that they are cracked up to be, but they are better than the alternative. My wife has severe arthritis, which makes it difficult for her to stand and to walk. My best friend had a stroke several years ago and his mobility is severely limited. They both have something in common: they both resist special equipment to enhance their mobility. My friend who had a stroke would not consider a stair lift until he had fallen down the stairs a few times and needed the rescue squad more than once to get back on his feet. I guess they are like that lady on TV who says, “I don’t want those things; they’re for old people.” They’re in denial!

Eastern Mobility sells, installs, and services all types of mobility equipment. If you live in a two-story house and have difficulty going up and down the stairs, then a stair lift can make that much easier. It can allow you to stay in the home you love instead of moving to an assisted-living facility. Stair lifts are relatively inexpensive, and in reality, a stair lift costs a great deal less than the medical bills would after one bad fall. Scooters and power chairs are extremely affordable, but remember that if you get a scooter or power chair you need to think about how you will transport it and get it in and out of your vehicle. The wide range of mobility equipment for vehicles

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transportation is amazing. Some small scooters come apart and are easy to load and unload if you are reasonably mobile. For larger scooters and power chairs, several types of lifts and ramps are available to add on to automobiles. The best vehicle to use to transport mobility equipment is a van. Most people who drive a van for a while fall in love with it, as it is easier to get in and out of, and also offers better vision because you sit a little higher up. The extremely large rear door provides for the entry and exit of most chairs, scooters, and other equipment. It is important not to buy a vehicle until you know what type of equipment you will need, so you can be certain that your equipment will fit into the vehicle you purchase. Not all equipment fits into all vehicles. Individuals who are confined to a wheelchair 24/7 may need a lowered-floor minivan or a full-size van with a wheelchair lift. Most individuals sitting in a wheelchair are 50 inches to 51 inches tall from head to floor. A standard minivan has a 44-inch opening and a full size van has a 48-inch opening. The result is that the top of the door opening is usually at the user’s nose level. So, to get a wheelchair-bound person into the van while sitting in a wheelchair, you would have to lower the floor of the van or raise its roof and doors. Both are expensive options. Different types of wheelchair vans include side-entry or rearentry vans with automatic or manual foldout ramps. Some vans come with lifts installed.

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

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Helping an individual with a disability to select mobility equipment is similar to fitting a person for a pair of shoes. Helping an individual with a disability to select mobility equipment is similar to fitting a person for a pair of shoes. It’s important to consider three things when doing this. One is a vehicle, second is the mobility equipment, and third is the individual’s needs and the needs of his or her family. These three pieces must fit together into a perfect circle if they are to result in excellent mobility. Once you have selected the mobility equipment that you need then select the correct vehicle, have the proper equipment installed, and off you go with access to the world! Mobility is more about attitude than anything else. Even if your disability requires you to be in a wheelchair 24/7, this can merely mean that it takes you a little bit longer to get where you are going, along with some specialized mobility equipment to get there. You can truly have access to the world and travel all over it! If you are in need of mobility equipment or would simply like to explore what is available prior to having a need, the staff at AA-Eastern Mobility can explain and demonstrate everything that is available to make it possible for you to have full access to the world for the rest of your life.

tickets and monthly passes are available and there are discounts for seniors and students. Commuter Shuttle Service:

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

• The Route 85 Shuttle serves the business centers along Route 85 and Crestwood Boulevard.

• The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick.

• The East County Shuttle operates between Frederick and Spring Ridge and provides service to Lake Linganore, New Market, and eastern Frederick County upon request.

• The Meet-the-MARC Shuttles operate between Walkersville and


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

train: Meet-the-MARC shuttles from Walkersville and Point of Rocks.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

The shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

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

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. MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

Commuter bus service to the Shady Grove Metro station is provided by MTA #991 from the Monocacy Station. This schedule may be viewed on the MTA website, www.mtamaryland.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

Montgomery Ride-On 240-777-7433 TDD: 240-777-5869

toll free: 1-800-492-4575

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 Baltimore Washington International

5:14PM 6:58PM Airport (BWI) 6:50PM 8:07PM Baltimore, MD 21240 7:59PM toll free: 1-800-435-9294 www.bwiairport.com For more information on arrival and departure times at specific stops, call Frederick Municipal Airport MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. 111 Airport Drive East Frederick, MD 21701 Parking 301-600-2262 Monocacy Station: 800 free parking www.cityoffrederick.com spaces Downtown Station: No parking. TransIT provides two commuter shuttles to transport commuters to the

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

410-539-5000 (voice system) toll free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA (voice system) TTY: 410-539-3479

Monocacy

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

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Hagerstown Regional Airport

TDD (Hearing Impaired)

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.

Hagerstown, MD 21742 240-313-2777 www.hagerstown.com FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Girls Day Out By:  Amanda Rodriguez

Frederick County is bursting with fun and exciting ways to spend an evening. Live bands, dancing, theater, and even lively pub crawls can all be found on the city streets of Frederick. If you’re looking to book a memorable date night or enjoy a girl’s night on the town, the possibilities are nearly endless. But, what about a girl’s day out? Did you know that there are multiple day spas in Frederick County, happy, feel-good establishments of relaxation where you can lose yourself with a friend? In an effort to enjoy a wonderful day of reconnection and reinvigoration, I grabbed a pal and headed out to Daisy’s, A Salon and Body Boutique in the Shab Row/Everedy Square area of downtown Frederick. The well-appointed spa provides a serene and relaxing environment. It provides everything from bridal hair and make-up packages to full body waxing in house. You can get massaged, styled, glittered, and glammed in more ways than you can imagine. My friend started her day with a pumpkin anti-aging facial followed by a therapeutic aromatherapy relaxation massage, followed by a pumpkin spice body wrap! Not being much of a massage fan (I know, I’m not sane), I decided to take advantage of some of the beauty services they offer by getting an up-do. It was a very exciting opportunity for a curly-haired girl like myself who hasn’t rocked an up-do of any sort (I don’t count my messy bedtime buns) since my own wedding day.

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Following my time in the chair of Sarah Adolf, resident up-do extraordinaire, I was pleasantly surprised with the intricate style she created. Too bad there is no chance I will ever be able to duplicate it on my own. After admiring my hair in the mirror and soliciting compliments from fellow clients, I was whisked away to have my make-up done by Kris Staley. I am convinced that woman is a miracle worker! I am not traditionally much of a make-up wearer (as in I wear foundation, and, um, foundation), but I loved every single brush stroke she applied to my face. Nothing was too heavy. Nothing made me feel oily or sticky. And, when she finished doing her full bridal treatment to my already very married face, I felt like I might even be able to convince my husband to remarry me (note: he loves me bunches, but he hates weddings like nobody’s business).

I do recall that it involves specialized training and being awesome, but that’s about it! While I was getting worked over by Daisy’s bridal team, my friend was being pampered, massaged, wrapped, and rejuvenated by the day spa and in-house skin care professionals. I swear she looked younger the moment I saw her, (boy those pumpkin enzymes are magic!) but maybe that was just joy bursting out of her pores. She was a little worried that she would come out smelling like a freshly baked pumpkin muffin, but while she did smell delicious, it wasn’t an overwhelming pumpkin spice smell... just a soft, warm fragrance that almost made me relax even more, if that is even possible!

I tried to convince Kris to move into my basement, but apparently she really loves her job and would miss making brides around Maryland sparkle for their special days. I finished my day off with an aromatherapy infused mani-pedi.  If you don’t know what reflexology is all about, I urge you to contact Daisy’s Salon & Spa to find out. I’d tell you, but I only remember how amazing I felt afterwards. I’m pretty sure that I fell into a pleasure coma the moment she touched me and missed all of the technical details she relayed to me about the technique.

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a rts & le i s u r e Asked what she thought of the day and she had three words for me, “Delightful, relaxing, transcendent.” Which is code for AWESOME.

Let’s Eat Getting buffed, beautified, and relaxed to pieces does something fierce to your appetite. So, what better way to follow up a relaxing day at the spa than by finding a nearby eatery to fill your belly? It was either that or I chew my friend’s pumpkin-y delicious scented arm clean off.

Fortunately, located conveniently nearby in the Shab Row area, is the wine bar and eatery, Shab Row Bistro. With its impressive wine list and fun cocktails (they have a mixologist, people!), it is the perfect place to turn a quiet afternoon into a girls-gone-slightly-wild-but-not-over-the-top afternoon party! So we spent the entire time talking about our spouses and complaining about our busy schedules ⎯ I’m still convinced that there is potential for some serious girl’s day out bonding experiences involving specialty cocktails. And also, they have food. Delicious, so-gorgeously-platedyou’re-kind-of-scared-to-touch-it food! Don’t worry, I touched it a lot and was pleasantly surprised to note that every single thing tasted just as fabulous as it looked. My favorite thing? The asparagus soup. I LOVED it! And, I talked about it for days. I’ve never been so excited about soup or asparagus in my life. My gal-pal went with the classic burger served with a Gruyere twist, which was served with perfectly prepared fries. It looked beautiful and my friend declared it one of the best she’s had yet.

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Dessert Please Somehow, after all of the edible goodness at Shab Row Bistro, I was able to save room for dessert! Which is fortunate because we decided to end our day with a visit to the local chocolate factory in Shab Row, The Perfect Truffle. Situated just across from Daisy’s, The Perfect Truffle is not only a local favorite, but a tourist destination, too. Probably this is due to the chocolatiers’ ability to turn out some of the tastiest chocolate truffles in the DC Metro area, but I like to think it’s because they have chocolate mixed with bacon. No one in her right mind can turn down bacon-flavored chocolate; it’s not human. I indulged by experiencing a number of their chocolate offerings before calling it a day. Looking to book a girl’s day out of your own? I hope this points you in the right direction, but if you need more ideas, feel free to reach out to us, we’d love to help you find your Frederick County happy place! Daisy’s, A Salon and Body Boutique

14 N. East Street, Frederick 301-695-1515 www.daisyssalononline.com Shab Row Bistro and Wine Bar

221 N. East Street, Frederick 301-631-8102 www.shabrowwine.com The Perfect Truffle

16A N. East Street, Frederick 301-620-2448 www.theperfecttruffle.com

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a rts & le i s u r e NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

Harper’s Ferry, WV 304-535-6331 Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors’ Center

301-663-9388 C & O Canal National Park

South Mountain Recreation Area

Fountain Rock Recreation Center

301-791-4767

301-898-1460

Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department

301-387-6938

301-600-1492 (City, G9)

Washington Monument State Park

Frederick County Parks and Recreation

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

301-600-1646 (City, I9)

301-739-4200 (County, G3)

MUSEUMS

National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park

301-698-0630 (City, G11)

Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

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

301-695-4417

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-1365 (County, J2)

Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum

301-293-2215 (County, J9)

Girl Scouts

Shenandoah National Park

The Frederick County Historical Society

Middletown Rec Center

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500 STATE PARKS

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 Gambrill State Park - Tea Room

301-271-7574 (County, F9) Gathland State Park

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

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301-662-5106

301-663-1188 (City, I9)

240-566-0222 (County, E11)

Brunswick Railroad Museum

Oakdale Rec Center

301-834-7100(County, C14)

301-600-1359 (County, J11)

George Alfred Townsend Museum

Skate Frederick

301-371-4575

301-662-7362 (County, I10)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Tuscarora Rec Center

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

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1)

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

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

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

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

ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS COUNTYWIDE

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

Adventure Park USA

Disabled Sports USA

301-865-6800 (County, L12) 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)

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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Calendar O ctober October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

October 1 - 31

October 6 & 20

MURDER AND MAYHEM TOURS

LAWYER’S MOONLIGHT MAZE

CIVIL WAR WALKING TOURS

Hours: 7pm Location: Museum of Frederick Cnty History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick www.frederickhistory.org

Hours: Fri 5-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-5pm Location: Lawyer’s Farm, 13003 Creagerstown Rd, Thurmont www.lawyersmoonlightmaze.com

Location: Museum of Frederick Cnty History, 24 E Church St, Frederick www.frederickhistory.org

October 6

MT. AIRY FALL FESTIVAL

CREATIVE OUTLET DROP-IN ART SESSION

October 6

Hours: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick www.delaplaine.org

OCTOBER FIRST SATURDAY: INTO THE NIGHT

October 1 - November 6 SUMMERS FARM FALL HARVEST

Hours: M-Th 1-7pm, Fri 1-10:30pm, Sat 10am-10:30pm, Sun 10am-7pm Location: Summers Farm, 5614 Butterfly Lane, Frederick www.summersfarm.com

October 1 - 28, 2012

Hours: 5-9pm Location: Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll streets, including Everedy Square & Shab Row Downtown Frederick www.downtownfrederick.org

October 6 MACEO PARKER

Hours: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

October 6

Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm Location: Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd, Frederick www.crumland.com/2011_ fallfun.html

Hours: 9am–1pm Location: Baker Park/William Talley Rec Center, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick www.pinkribbonproject.org

October 1 – November 6, 2012

October 6 & 20

GAVER FARM PUMPKIN PATCH & FALLFUN-FESTIVAL

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD DINNER TRAINS

Hours: 10am-6pm daily Location: Gaver Farm, 5501 Detrick Rd, Mt Airy www.gavertreefarm.com

Hours: 6pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville. www.wsrr.org

FALL 2012

Hours: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Location: Historic Main St., Mt Airy www.mtairylions.com

October 6 & 7 40TH ANNUAL CATOCTIN ANTIQUE GAS ENGINE SHOW

Hours: 9am-5pm Location: Wolfsville Ruritan Community Park, 12708 Brandenburg Hollow Rd, Myersville Contact: 301-293-2281

October 6 & 7 FALL FESTIVAL AT ROSE HILL MANOR

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PINK RIBBON PROJECT 5K RUN/WALK

Hours: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun Noon-4pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum, 1611 N Market St., Frederick www.rosehillmuseum.com

October 6 & 7 BRUNSWICK RAILROAD DAYS

Hours: 10am-5pm Location: Downtown Brunswick www.brunswickmd.gov


of events O ctober

October 7 ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FOR THE SEA SERVICES

Hours: 3pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton The Basilica, 333 S Seton Ave., Emmitsburg www.setonshrine.org

October 13 PINK RIBBON GALA

Hours: 7pm Location: Colonial Jewelers, 1 S Market St., Frederick www.colonialjewelers.com

October 13 & 14 CATOCTIN COLORFEST

Hours: 9am-5pm Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont www.colorfest.org

October 13 & 14 THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH

Hours: Noon-5pm Location: Old National District Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Highway 144, Mt. Airy www.recreater.com

October 15 & 16 FESTIVAL @ THE FARM

Hours: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun Noon-4pm Location: Various throug Frederick Cnty www.discoverfrederickmd.com/funfarm

October 19 & 20

October 24, 25, & 26

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HALLOWEEN IN BAKER PARK

Hours: Fri 6pm, Sat 7pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: W-Th 6:30-8pm, Fri 6:30-8:30pm Location: Baker Park Bandshell, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick www.cityoffrederick.com

October 20

October 27

MONOCACY BATTLEFIELD HIKES

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick www.nps.gov/mono

Hours: 11am-1pm Location: Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike (Route 85) & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick www.shopwestview.com

October 20 SPIRITS OF THE FURNACE

October 27

Hours: 7-9:30pm Location: Cunningham Falls State Park Manor Area off Route 15 South, Thurmont www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/ cunninghamfalls.html

GHOST TRAIN

October 20 & 21 FREDERICK’S ORIGINAL OctoberFEST

Hours: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-5pm Location: Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick www.frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org

October 21 CARRIAGE DRIVE

Hours: 1-3pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum, 1611 N Market St., Frederick. www.rosehillmuseum.com

Hours: 7 & 8:30pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville www.wsrr.org

October 27 GOODS FROM THE HEARTH

Hours: 10am-4pm Location: Roger Brooke Taney House, 121 S Bentz St., Frederick www.frederickhistory.org/events

October 27 & 28 THE MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COLLECTORS CLUB CHAPTER 39 FALL HARVEST

Hours: 9am-4pm Location: The Murphy’s Farm, 11502 Browningsville Rd., Ijamsville www.mdihcc39.org

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&

N O V E M B E R

October 28

November 3, 2012

November 17

BACK FROM THE DEAD

ACOUSTIC AFRICA

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Hours: 6-9pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery, 333 S Seton Ave., Emmitsburg www.setonshrine.org

Hours: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: 5-7pm Location: Westview Promenade Buckeystown Pike (Route 85) at Crestwood Blvd., Frederick www.shopwestview.com

October 28, 2012

November 4 80TH ANNUAL BRUNSWICK VETERANS PARADE

November 17, 2012

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY TAMBURITZANS

Hours: 2pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: Parade at 2pm Location: Square Corner Park, Downtown Brunswick www.brunswickmd.gov

Hours: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

November 2 & 3

November 7, 2012

November 17 & 18

A NIGHT AT THE BRUNSWICK RAILROAD MUSEUM

CINDY WILLIAMS IN NUNSET BOULEVARD: THE NUNSENSE HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW

HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”

Hours: 8pm Location: 40 W Potomac St., Brunswick www.brrm.net

Hours: 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

November 3

November 8, 2012

EVEREDY SQUARE AND SHAB ROW HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS

Hours: 4-9pm Location: Everedy Square and Shab Row, East & Church St., Frederick www.everedysquare.com

November 3 November FIRST SATURDAY – HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Hours: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick: Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row www.downtownfrederick.org

November 3 CREATIVE OUTLET DROP-IN ART SESSION

Hours: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick www.delaplaine.org

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Hours: 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

November 11

TOM RUSH

Hours: Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm Location: Coffman Chapel, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick www.hood.edu

November 23 FROSTY FRIDAY

Hours: 8am-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick: Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row www.downtownfrederick.org

7TH ANNUAL ECHO TAPS

November 23

Hours: First musician plays Taps at 1:30pm, the last bugler plays at 1:59pm to start the ceremony at Memorial Park Location: 2nd and Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-694-0829

SANTA’S ARRIVAL AT EVEREDY SQUARE & SHAB ROW

November 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25

Hours: 7pm Location: Everedy Square and Shab Row, East & Church streets, Frederick www.everedysquare.com

MARYLAND CHRISTMAS SHOW

November 23 – December 2

Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick www.marylandchristmasshow.com

FESTIVAL OF GREENS

Location: Cultural Arts Center, 15 N Market St, Frederick www.frederickartscouncil.org


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N O V E M B E R November 24 MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS

Hours: Noon Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick www.tubachristmas.com

November 24 & 25

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December 1 DOC SCANTLIN & HIS IMPERIAL PALMS ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY DANCE

Location: Wm Talley Rec Center, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick www.cityoffrederick.com

December 1

December 7, 8 & 9 MARYLAND REGIONAL BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

Hours: Fri 8pm, Sat 2 & 8pm, Sun 2pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

CREATIVE OUTLET DROP-IN ART SESSION

December 8

Hours: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W Potomac St., Brunswick www.brrm.net

Hours: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick www.delaplaine.org

MUSEUMS BY CANDLELIGHT

Hours: Noon-7pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.fredericktourism.org

December 1 & 2

November 24 & 25

CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR

December 8

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD SANTA TRAINS

Hours: Sat 5-9pm, Sun Noon-4pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.celebratefrederick.com

Hours: Reservations required. 11am, 1pm, 3pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville www.wsrr.org

November 28 HOLIDAY ART COMPETITION

Hours: 5:30pm Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St., Frederick www.celebratefrederick.com

November 29

December 1, 8, 15, 22

December 8

Hours: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick: Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row www.downtownfrederick.org

Hours: 10am–2pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.celebratefrederick.com

December 1, 2, 8, 9, & 15 WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD SANTA TRAINS

Hours: 5:30pm Location: Cultural Arts Center, 15 W Patrick St., Frederick www.celebratefrederick.com

November 30

December 7

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Hours: 7pm Location: City Hall Courtyard, 101 N Court St., Frederick www.celebratefrederick.com

Hours: 3-7:30pm Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum, & downtown businesses Contact: 301-834-7316

SATURDAYS IN December IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICK

Hours: Reservations required. 11am, 1pm, 3pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville www.wsrr.org

SCENTS & SWEETS COMPETITION

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY CHURCH TOUR

KRIS KRINGLE PROCESSION

Hours: 6:30pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.celebratefrederick.com

SNOW GLOBAL CELEBRATION

December 9 Equinox Dance company children’s performance

Hours: 1 7 3pm Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St., Frederick www.equinoxdance.org

December 8 & 9 THURMONT CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR 2012

Hours: Sat 4-8pm, Sun 2-6pm Contact: 301-271-7636

December 8 & 9 FREDERICK COUNTY SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS (FCSME) OPEN HOUSE

Hours: 1-4pm Location: 423 E Patrick St., Frederick www.fcsme.com/schedule.htm

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D E C E M B EM RO N & T H J A N U A R Y December 15 & 16

December 26

January 5

FREDERICK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD”

CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HISTORIC HOUSES OF WORSHIP

CREATIVE OUTLET DROP-IN ART SESSION

Hours: Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm Location: JB Kussmaul Theater, Frederick Community College, 932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick www.fredericksymphony.org

Hours: 4-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.fredericktourism.org

Hours: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick www.delaplaine.org

December 20

January 5 JANUARY FIRST SATURDAY – WINEDOWN

January 6, 13, 20, 27

ANNUAL MESSIAH SING ALONG

Hours: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick: Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row www.downtownfrederick.org

Hours: 7pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick www.weinbergcenter.org

FREDERICK COUNTY SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS (FCSME) OPEN HOUSE

Hours: 1-4pm Location: 423 E Patrick St., Frederick www.fcsme.com/schedule.htm

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The Four Bitchin’ Babes Presents Mid Life Vices! Starring: Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Marcy Marxer, & Deirdre Flint Oct 21, 2012 • 3:00 PM The Handsome Little Devils Present Squirm Burpee: A Vaudevillian Melodrama Oct 26, 2012 • 8:00 PM Second City for President Oct 27, 2012 • 8:00 PM

Ben Williams and Sound Effect Nov 1, 2012 • 7:30 PM Acoustic Africa Nov 3, 2012 • 8:00 PM Cindy Williams in Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show Nov 7, 2012 • 7:30 PM

Tom Rush Nov 17, 2012 • 8:00 PM “1964” The Tribute Jan 18, 2013 • 8:00 PM Jesse Cook Jan 26, 2013 • 8:00 PM Kathy Mattea Calling Me Home Feb 2, 2013 • 8:00 PM

Squirm Burpee: A Vaudevillian Melodrama

Carolina Chocolate Drops Nov 8, 2012 • 8:00 PM

Duquesne University Tamburitzans Oct 28, 2012 • 3:00 PM

Movie Series Rocky Dec 26, 2012 • 7:30 PM

Jesse Cook

Cartoon Fest Jan 5, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Ben Williams and Sound Effect

Peter Pan (silent film) Jan 12, 2013 • 2:00 PM Strange Brew Jan 30, 2013 • 7:30 PM Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Feb 27, 2013 • 7:30 PM

Kathy Mattea

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Box Office 301-600-2828 20 West Patrick Street Downtown Frederick, MD

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Skin & Body Services, Relaxing Massages, Reflexology Cut & Color Designs, Nail & Make-up Services

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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

Post offices

Carroll Jones

Brunswick Post Office

Population

315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

5,242 Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 Town Hall

Jefferson Post Office

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484 Point of Rocks Post Office

1597 Bowis Drive, Point of Rocks 301-874-2131

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

Town Park

Police Department

SWIMMING POOL

301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff

301-600-2071

Brunswick City Park

301-834-7500

Brunswick Swimming Pool

301-834-7567

Faith Assembly of God

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632 First Baptist Church

3 E. A Street, Brunswick 301-834-8166 First Church of God

503 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-6971 Gospel Temple Church (Pentecostal)

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

25 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 301-834-5000 Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Super Fresh

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

301-834-8300

40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895

New Hope United Methodist Church

Volunteer Ambulance

Local Newspaper

Volunteer Fire Department

301-834-8102

Grocery Store

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Libraries

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-600-7250 1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 Brunswick Senior Center

301-834-8115

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

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

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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 St. Paul Lutheran Church

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Brunswick Little League

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

www.eteamz.com/brunswickll

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA)

www.pvya.com Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select www.eteamz.com/brunswickjrbb

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.


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Post Office

Jim Hoover

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

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

Town ParkS

churches

Population

2,369

Community Park

Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

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

Frederick County Sheriff

Professional Association (EBPA)

Emmitsburg Pool

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

301-600-2071

301-447-9820

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

Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

GROCERY STORE

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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

301-447-6626

Jubilee

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

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

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

Library

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

Business and Professional Association Emmitsburg Business and

Emmitsburg Senior Center

301-600-6350

Youth Sports

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

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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

Weis

Rt. 40 and Old Camp Road, Frederick 301-473-5385 199 Motter Avenue, Frederick 301-662-8065 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

Giant

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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200

SYNaGoGuES

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

W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-694-6895 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-631-3822 MOM‘s (My Organic Market)

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

Beth Sholom Congregation

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 Baptist Ambassador Baptist Church

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-620-7729 Faith Baptist Church

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 240-575-9690 Messianic El Shaddai Congregation

226 S. Jefferson Street, Frederick 301-695-4496 CHURCHES African Methodist Episcopal

Super Fresh

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

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

Anglican

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Wegmans

10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100

1011 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-663-0267 fax: 301-663-8154

927 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-695-2833 Ballenger Creek, Frederick 301-682-6700

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

First Baptist Church of Frederick

First Missionary Baptist Church

899 Swallowtail Drive, Frederick 301-662-3110 Frederick Baptist Temple

5305 Mt. Zion Road, Frederick 301-473-8900 Frederick Korean Baptist Church

55 Winchester Street, Frederick 301-695-6446 People’s Baptist Church

6648 Carpenter Road, Frederick 301-473-5635 South End Baptist Church

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347

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Christian Science

Episcopal

Church of Christ

All Saints Episcopal Church

Victory Baptist Church

1305 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-662-5789

108 W. Church Street, Frederick 301-663-5625

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153

First Church of Christ Scientist

Church of the Transfiguration

Brethren

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

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Jefferson United Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505

Con’t

201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262

Buddhist

Church of God

Tibetan Meditation Center

Edgewood First Church of God

9301 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-5750 Catholic St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

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

Maranatha Church of God

Holiness

123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

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

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741

Independent

Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Parkway Community Church

Christian

Emmanuel Alliance Church

Full Gospel First Love Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686 Frederick Christian Fellowship

14 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-620-2255 Grace Brethren Church of Frederick

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

Emmanuel Bible Church

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686 Independent Fundamental Korean Emmanuel Church

8325 Yellow Springs Pike, Frederick 301-662-4796 Lutheran 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 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

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Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838

115 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5338

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

Good News Presbyterian Church

4004 Ballenger Creek Road, Frederick 301-874-5838 Nazarene Church of the Nazarene

7899 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-6271 Non-Denominational Frederick Christian Fellowship

10142 Hansoville Road #5, Frederick 301-620-2255 Harvest Christian Fellowship

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-694-3595 Seventh-Day Adventist Seventh-Day Adventist Church

6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5254 Unitarian Universalist Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

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

United Church of Christ

Orthodox

Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550

920 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-663-0663

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

7857 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-8788 Victory Christian Center

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253 Presbyterian

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

SURE Fellowship Church

1 W. 9th Street, Frederick 301-846-0868

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

Presbyterian Reformed

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Unity in Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

133 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-1464 Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

8 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5273 Christ United Methodist Church

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

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Grace United Church of Christ

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303

25 E. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-3312 Trinity E & R United Church of Christ

5603 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-2633 United Methodist Araby United Methodist Church

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

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 Various Denominations Salvation Army

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

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Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589 Frederick Academy of Self-Defense

301-662-1972

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

Frederick City Recreation Department

YOUTH SPORTS

Golden Knights Karate

301-694-1492

YMCA

301-416-7959

301-663-5131 www.frederickymca.org

Kreimer’s Karate

Gymnastics

Martial Arts USA

Frederick Gymnastics Club

301-694-3330

301-695-9414 Karate

301-695-3347

Super Sport Karate

301-682-8866

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

American Karate Academy

Frederick City Recreation (Adults)

301-698-5468

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 Urbana Senior Center

301-600-7020 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

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

301-253-4460­

609 Center Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-8509

Mount Airy Baptist Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

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 Church of the Brethren

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

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

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

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


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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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Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

233 Tippin Drive, Thurmont 301-271-9949 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

7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont 301-271-2087 Catoctin United Methodist Church

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

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

12625 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont 301-271-4554 Lewistown United Methodist Church

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

10625 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-898-9454 Thurmont Church of the Brethren

14 N. Altamont Avenue, Thurmont 301-271-2634 Thurmont United Methodist Church

13880 Long Road, Thurmont 301-271-4511 Trinity United Church of Christ

101 E. Main Street, Thurmont 301-271-2305 Walkersville Christian Fellowship

4 W. Main Street, Thurmont 301-271-0123 Weller’s United Methodist Church

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

15 N. Church Street, Thurmont 301-271-7877 St. John’s Lutheran Church of Creagerstown

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League

301-271-4397

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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57 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-8880

7 E. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-8342


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

WALKERSVILLE

CHURCHES

TOWN PARKS

207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544

CON’T

Creamery Park

Brethren in Christ

Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and S. Glade Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500

Calvary Assembly of God

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Faith Community Mennonite Church

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

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

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

30 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-0800

Heritage Farm Park

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ

301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

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

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

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

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

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

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

Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

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