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*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. Deadline for the Winter issue is November 16, 2014. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.


FROM THE EDITOR Welcome to the new Frederick County Guide! You may have noticed that this fourth and final edition of the Guide for 2014 has a new look, and a fresh perspective. We’re excited to bring our readers the same great information as you’re used to, but with an updated format. Stay tuned as we continue to upgrade and improve your favorite resource guide in the region!

PUBLISHER Donna S. Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net EDITOR Molly Fellin Spence molly@pulsepublishing.net CREATIVE Kim Dow, Creative Director kim@kalicodesign.com www.kalicodesign.com Jen Tyler, Designer info@kalicodesign.com COVER PHOTOGRAPHY David S. Spence/Spence Photographics ­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net 301-662-6050, x 11 CONTRIBUTORS­­­­ Terry Alban, Cassandra Bailey, Duane Doxzen, Rosa Garcia, Nicole Holovach, Cynthia Miller, Denise Watterson ACCOUNTING­­­ Joanne Baum bookkeeper@pulsepublishing.net DISTRIBUTION Cathy Stracener cathy@pulsepublishing.net PUBLISHING COMPANY Pulse Publishing, LLC 12 S. Market St., Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 p. 301-662-6050 | f. 301-662-5102 WEBSITE www.thefrederickguide.com The Frederick County Guide is a quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC. Manuscripts, drawings, photography, and other submissions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Frederick County Guide is not responsible for unsolicited material. All contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior consent of the publisher. The Frederick County Guide makes every effort to ensure accuracy of its resource listings, but does not hold responsibility for incorrect or missing information. Advertising Information, Comments, Questions Please call 301-662-6050 or email us at publisher@pulsepublishing.net We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support! Many thanks to the countless Frederick County residents and employees who offered their time and insight to add to the content of this issue.



Speaking of a great resource, did you know that Frederick County is home to the oldest and largest Chamber of Commerce in the whole State of Maryland? It’s true, and the Frederick Chamber is hosting its biggest event of the year this autumn. Find out all about the Chamber Expo, starting on Page 19.

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The last several months of the year are a fantastic time to explore all that Frederick County has to offer, whether it’s visiting one of the county’s 1,400+ farms for pumpkinor apple-picking or just taking in the beautiful, serene landscapes. Finding space to breathe in the cool, crisp air, and reveling in open spaces is just what the kids who benefit from the Camp Journey program north of Frederick, discover, too. Find out more about this unique program, starting on Page 12. As the weather turns even cooler, and twinkling lights start to pop up on trees and homes across the region, it can mean only one thing: The holiday season has arrived in Frederick! You’ll find no shortage of special events for every age available throughout the county. Annual celebrations such as the Kris Kringle Procession and the Festival of Lights brighten the season in Frederick. Find out more in the story that begins on Page 46, or in the extensive Calendar listings, starting on Page 52. Speaking of listings, need a handy way to keep track of all the important offices or government agencies available where you live? In every issue of the Guide, we bring you an extensive layout of services and resources in each town and municipality in Frederick County. Find up-to-date information on your neck of the woods starting on Page 62. If you’re looking to improve your health as the year comes to a close, check out our Health Care section (starting on Page 36). Local nutrition expert Nicole Holovach explains why taking just any multivitamin without serious consideration for what it contains and what your body actually needs could actually be harmful to your overall health. You’ll find these stories and much more great information in the pages that follow. So, take some time to meander through this edition of the Guide, and let us know how we can continue to improve it in the new year by contacting us at the email below!

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IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 12 Camp Journey Gives Breath of Fresh Air 15 Giving Back Makes a Difference 16 POW Retains Warm Feelings for Frederick ‘Home’ BUSINESS 19 Frederick County’s Largest Trade Show Benefits Local Businesses REAL ESTATE 24 A For Sale Sign for the Holidays CHILD CARE & EDUCATION 28 Why Technology NOW?

12 C amp Journey Gives Breath of Fresh Air

16 POW Retains Warm Feelings for Frederick ‘Home’

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Camp Journey Gives Breath of Fresh Air by Rosa Garcia About 10 miles north of Downtown Frederick, located in the Tuscarora Creek Watershed, there is a place where kids diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities find camaraderie. At Camp Journey, a recreation-based youth respite program, children ages 11 to 17 learn how to manage their behavior through play.

“We use games to help kids develop social skills like team work and taking turns through the use of recreation,” said Claudia Weakland, director of Child and Adolescent Programs for Way Station, Inc. “They learn how to be friends in a safe environment.” Camp Journey takes place in an 8-bed home-like environment where youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities stay several hours to a few days. It is offered year-round, and families can determine the amount of time needed for children to stay, a few hours per day or as long as a weekend twice each month. There is no set length of time for participation as long as kids stay within the criteria for eligibility. Families are referred to the program via The Way Station, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing compassionate and quality behavioral health care, housing and employment services to adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance addictions; children and adolescents with emotional and
behavioral challenges; and veterans with service needs. “Families with children diagnosed with a mental illness face many challenges and often feel like ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ We are here to give caretakers a break. Whether it’s taking another kid to soccer without worry or just taking time to reenergize,” Weakland said. 12


sect Community io n he ade r Campers, on the other hand, get exposed to countless activities designed to teach them coping mechanisms that they can use at home and school. They aren’t lacking choices either. Camp Journey is fully equipped indoors with craft supplies, foosball, ping pong and pool tables as well as a teen-appropriate video and book library. Outside, you can set your heart on a game of basketball, take a shot at gardening or relax with friends around a fire pit. Recreation activities include, but are not limited to, trips to museums, swimming, camping, attending professional ball games, snow tubing, roller skating and fishing. Camp Journey is all fun and games, but kids are also expected to help their adult mentors with chores. “Kids do help with meal preparation, sweeping, taking out the trash and other housekeeping duties,” said Dave Evason, manager of Respite Services for Camp Journey. “Parents are really happy to hear about that part, too.” The combined work and play help promote open communication, relationship building and problem-solving skills. A strength-based program, Camp Journey facilitators promote resiliency and directors attended a break-through collaborative that helped them put resiliency practices in place. Some core concepts of this approach are sense of competency, caring and respect of Camp Journey self and others, problem www.waystationinc.org/Child_Adol.htm solving and coping skills, 301-682-3446 optimism and hope for the future, ability to The Arc of Frederick County reframe stress and sense arcfc.org of purpose and meaning. 301-663-0909 There is also a Parent Support Group giving parents and guardians an opportunity to interact with others facing similar challenges. Camp Journey accepts medical assistance, but insurance doesn’t cover camp services. If you are interested in donating to their scholarship program, please call for more information.

Daybreak Community Church www.daybreak-church.com/rooftop 301-865-8877 Frederick Community Developmental Center frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=2496 301-600-3367 PERKS: Partnership for Emotionally Resilient Kids www.fcmha.org/childcarechoices/index.p?p=Supp ortForProfessionals 301-662-4549



Museum of Frederick County History Research Center and Heritage Garden

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Enjoy tours, exhibits, programs for all ages, our store, and more! Visit our Library and research your family history and house – or we’ll do it for you!

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Giving Back Makes A Difference by Rosa Garcia At some point in your life, you’ve likely heard the sayings “every little bit helps,” and “even one can make a difference.” Often, when we think about the larger issues of poverty, abuse and homelessness, these sayings may seem too idealistic. However, people’s lives can be changed with an act of kindness and Frederick County has proven that its wide-range of governmental, nonprofit, private and faithbased organizations continue to improve the futures of thousands. According to Catholic Charities USA, more than 13,500 people were living in poverty in Frederick County in 2012 and nearly 8 percent of them were children. Choosing to volunteer your time, donate money or provide food and clothing is all it takes to give some of these folks some hope. This article features some of Frederick’s charitable organizations that want your help and there is no better time to start than during the holiday season. Knowing that the donations and volunteers of Frederick County have made such vast efforts to help those in need gives the principle of “every little bit helps” great promise. Your involvement alone could change the course of a person’s life. Visit the listed websites or call to find out more about volunteering or donating to make a difference.

Heartly House

www.heartlyhouse.org | 301-662-8800 Servicing an estimated 2,900 people and 200 families each year who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, Heartly House offers a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, transitional housing, community outreach and more.

Seton Center

www.setoncenterinc.org | 301-447-6102 Assisting low-income families primarily in northern Frederick County, the Seton Center’s programs are designed to stem homelessness, build stronger families, support the transition out of poverty and address basic human needs.

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs

www.thereligiouscoalition.org | 301-631-2670 Reaching out to help families in need of food, rental assistance, paying utility bills, healthcare and shelter, The Religious Coalition’s ministry touches the lives of more than 800 clients per month who come seeking aid and shelter programs. housands more seek out their eight affiliated food banks and referral services.

Advocates for Homeless Families www.af hf88.org | 301-662-2003

Making a two-year commitment to any family that meets eligibility requirements, the Advocates for Homeless Families operates a transitional housing program and an economic crisis program that helps those at risk of losing their homes.

Frederick Rescue Mission www.therescuemission.org | 301-695-6633 As part of the Frederick community for 50 years, The Frederick Rescue Mission offers a variety of services including the Bread of Life Food Resource Centers, Rescued Treasures and Outreach program and Changed Life Recovery program. Plus, in 2015, The Frederick Rescue Mission is launching Faith House for homeless women and children. The shelter will house up to 10 women with or without children and assign each a case manager to help remedy the causes for their homelessness.




POW Retains Warm Feelings for Frederick ‘Home’ by Duane Doxzen It’s true, there’s no place like home for the holidays. During the 1948 holiday season one former “resident” of Frederick expressed his warm feelings for a place he called home during World War II.

PW Branch Camp 6 — also known as Camp Frederick — housed as many as 400 prisoners at any one time from its opening in Fall 1944 to its closure in Spring 1946. Prisoners at Camp Frederick worked under guard on local farms and in canneries, quarries and factories to help overcome wartime labor shortages. Paid 40 to 50 cents per hour, they were permitted to keep 80 cents each day, the rest being paid to the U.S. Treasury. The program was a great success for local 16


farmers and for participating prisoners, who also usually received better food on the farms where they worked and relief from the monotony of camp life. The prisoners were generally regarded as well behaved, industrious and cooperative. In fact, a Frederick newspaper reported that problems did not come from prisoners, but from locals “who endangered the program by trying to give clothes, tobacco, money and other gifts to the prisoners in abuse and violation of the regulation.” Peter Muetzel had the distinction of being one of only two prisoners who escaped from Camp Frederick (even if they were later apprehended on a bus bound for Hagerstown). The escape was possible by the unwitting assistance of the family on the farm where

Photo courtesy Historical Society of Frederick County

Peter Siegfried Muetzel was a German soldier captured in 1945 who ended up interred at Prisoner of War (PW) Branch Camp No. 6, located just outside Frederick, on Old Camp Road. He was among the more than 425,000 mainly German prisoners of war imprisoned in the U.S. during World War II.

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he worked, where he was provided unmarked pants to replace the pair he had torn while working. During the holidays in 1948, Muetzel wrote to the local orchard owner who employed him during his imprisonment several years earlier. The Frederick News-Post printed the missive on Jan. 8, 1949: “Another year has passed by and Christmas is approaching again. And again do I remember the time I’ve spent in Frederick, though as a prisoner of war and again do I want to wish you and all the people of Frederick a very merry Xmas and that you all may spend it in the best of health and all the very best for the new year of which I sincerely hope that it may become a year of peace and better understanding between all nations of the world. “The friendliness of you and of all people of Frederick showed to me while I was over there makes me feel under an obligation to show you, from time to time, that I do remember you all. I have been released from prisonership, last January and was allowed to stay in England as a civilian, but only on condition I work on the land, which is rather hard for me, as I am a research chemist. Yet, considering the circumstances, I preferred to stay here as my home is in the Russian zone of Germany, besides my “home” is entirely destroyed.

relationship between nations. I also have founded a ‘Translation-Center for European Languages’ and I and my other interpreters translate letters free of charge, just to keep international friendships going. I wish America also would pick up the ideas and ideals of the ‘International-Friendship-League’ as friendship is such a marvelous thing, especially when it is exercised by people of different nationalities.

“Once again, dear people forget about my escape from the PW Camp in February 1946, I didn’t mean to do harm. Merry Xmas and a happy New Year and God bless you all.” Hearty sentiments, indeed. Here’s to celebrating your “home” this holiday season.

“In the meantime I was elected as the service secretary of the local branch of the “International Friendship League” and most of my spare time is occupied by work for the sake of friendly FALL/HOLIDAY 2014


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Frederick County’s Largest Trade Show Benefits Local Businesses by Cynthia Miller, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce is the oldest (started in 1912) and largest (over 1,000 members) Chamber of Commerce group in the State of Maryland. The organization produces more than 130 events each year to give its members exposure to each other and the business community at large. FALL/HOLIDAY 2014


sect b u siness io n he ad er Monthly business card and lunch exchanges, plus local business and legislative updates, seminars, workshops and awards programs allow members multiple opportunities to gain business exposure. But the largest event that the Frederick County Chamber organizes each year is the Business Expo, which attracts more than 100 exhibitors and more than a thousand attendees each year. The 2014 Business Expo is set for Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 7495 New Horizon Way, in Frederick. On two floors of premium exhibit space, exhibitors and consumers will be able to interact with each other. New guest data capture technology will be provided by Chamber member and Expo sponsor Experient. Exhibitors and consumers will be able to exchange contact data instantly, increasing the return on investment for exhibitors, and accelerating the sales process for attendees. Attendance is free to the public. In addition to events, a mutually beneficial relationship exists between the Chamber’s major employers with more than 200 employees, and small businesses of 25 or fewer employees (which constitute about 85% of the Chamber’s members). Major employers “pay it forward” to small

business members by contracting with them when appropriate, connecting them with other companies who need their services, or offering their own resources to allow them to offer their employees benefits they wouldn’t otherwise enjoy. For example, a new joint venture between Frederick Regional Health System and the Chamber is the new Healthy Business program, which advises and connects small businesses and the Frederick County community at large to service providers similar to those found in larger employers’ Employee Assistance Programs. Interested parties can simply contact the Chamber and be connected to providers of weight-loss education programs, exercise program specialists, mental health professionals, smoking cessation programs and even more specialized providers in the “wellness” industry. The Chamber’s physical location at 8420-B Gas House Pike is also referred to by some in the business world as “Switzerland” because it allows special interest group members to meet in a neutral territory. The Chamber currently supports the events and goals of numerous groups, including:

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The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce is truly the first place anyone doing business in Frederick County should contact. Contact the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce for help with your business at 301-6624164, or stop by the office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on weekdays. www.frederickchamber.org



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Homes for the Holidays by Cassandra Bailey, The Bailey Group with RE/MAX Achievers Listing your home during the holiday season is a controversial topic, with real estate professionals divided on the subject of whether or not it’s a good time to try to sell. In our local Frederick market, the stats are positive. In 2012, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 20, 383 homes sold. Of that number, 65 of them came on the market in December and sold before Christmas. By comparison, in 2013, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 20, 357 homes sold. Of that number, 80 of them came on the market in December and sold before Christmas. Not too shabby! The traditional mindset that the holiday season is too busy for home shopping – there are presents to wrap, meals to prepare, out-of-town guests to look after, holiday travel to plan – has changed drastically since the evolution of smartphones and tablets. These pieces of technology give buyers instant access to their current market, and make it easy for them to zip through new listings while waiting in line at the deli, or watching their child rehearse a holiday pageant. We live in a fast-paced world in which most people schedule their holiday time around work and other commitments. If buyers are keeping current with jobs, stocks, year-ahead planning, what’s to stop them from monitoring the housing market? Often, serious buyers are frustrated by the lack of inventory in the final months of the year, so listing your home during this time could prove to be a savvy idea. Another train of thought in support of holiday listings is for the group of sellers whose homes have been on the market too long and are becoming stagnant. As the number of days on the market increases for your listing, interest in your property decreases, no matter how wonderful it may be. Most buyers believe that the longer a house has been listed, the more overpriced it is from its comparables.



Holiday listing can help! Take this time to reduce the price or fix up one of the obstacles that is preventing buyers from moving forward. Breathe fresh life into your home, spruce it up for the holiday season, and put it back out there while pickings are slim! That leads us to the discussion of how to stage your home for a holiday listing. First, don’t scare them away with giant blow-up penguins, snowmen, Santas, snow globes, [insert any form of these decorations here]. While you want your home to emanate a jolly feeling, you also don’t want it to be gaudy or over-the-top. Potential buyers want to imagine themselves living in your home. Keep personal decorations, such as photographs, to a minimum. Yes, everyone loves a good “child crying on Santa’s lap” picture, but don’t overwhelm the buyers with too many of these personalizations. Do focus on curb appeal! Keep it classic – a simple evergreen wreath, white lights framing the door, candles in the windows – less is always more when selling. Follow this same plan inside – a clutterfree tree, holiday scents wafting through the house, and a garland on the banister – these will do the trick. Your home should be warm, cozy, and inviting, but generic in an elegant way. The No. 1 issue with selling your home at the holidays is that you’ll have to be ready, on a moment’s notice, to hustle yourself, your children, your pets and any other additional people visiting with you for the season, out the door. If you are a motivated seller and can do this, contact your favorite real estate agent and start planning your holiday listing. What better Christmas gift to give yourself than “SOLD!” Photo Courtesy Cassandra Bailey

When selling your property, what you are really selling is a dream — a place for families to begin and grow, a place for friends to share fellowship, a place for people to find comfort and respite from the daily activity of our busy world. A place to make holiday memories.

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Q UICK REFERENCE CO NTA CT G UI DE 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 Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power toll free: 1-800-255-3443 Gas - Washington Gas toll free: 1-800-752-7520 Water/Sewer 301-600-2194 or 301-600-2187 NON-URGENT NUMBERS Frederick Police Department 301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff’s Office 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) 301-600-2635 Child Protective Services (Frederick County) 301-600-2464 Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline 301-662-2255 Hospice of Frederick County 240-566-3030

GENERAL NUMBERS Frederick County Government Information 301-600-9000 www.co.frederick.md.us Animal Control 301-600-1546 301-600-2558 (emergency after hours) Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035 Citizen Services 301-600-1063 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 Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000 Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061 Human Relations 301-600-11093 Human Resources 301-600-1070 301-600-2315 (24-Hour Job Line) 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 Planning and Zoning 301-600-1138 Recycling 301-600-2960 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 301-695-2803

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 toll free: 1-800-422-0009



Childcare & Edu cation

Why Technology NOW?

FCPS News for the 2014-2015 School YeaR By Dr. Terry Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools

Twenty-five years later, with technology changing almost constantly, today’s students are quick to embrace innovation. Most are comfortable using technology in their daily lives, and do so routinely. Parents expect to receive emails about what’s happening in their children’s schools and text messages about any emergency that unexpectedly closes a school. Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) and our larger community have accepted the challenge to keep pace with students 28


and adapt to meet rapid changes. Our educators realize that technology is essential in providing instruction to engage students in learning up-to-date information and to provide them with the work and life skills they will need leading up to, and after, graduation. In this 20142015 school year, for example, many students in grades 3 and higher will take required testing via the Internet access that all our schools provide. Last year, several of our schools launched a program called Bring Your Own

Device, or BYOD. This year, even more invite students to bring a computer tablet, smart phone or other technology device to school. Of course, many students were already bringing their phones for personal reasons, but in BYOD schools, students are invited to use them for classwork. More and more students no longer have to turn off their technology resources when they enter a classroom; instead we invite them to use their devices for interactive, real-time collaboration and learning from current digital sources.

Photo Courtesy Frederick County Public Schools

You have no doubt heard of text messaging, blogging and connecting to the Internet via mobile phone. It’s important to note that as recently as 1990, these technology options did not exist. Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging from one mobile phone to another began in the 1990s. The WorldWideWeb browser launched in 1990.

childcare & education The changing face of technology use in schools allows for exciting teaching approaches that engage students as never before. In Kim Brandenburg’s fifth grade class at Oakdale Elementary, for example, students have Discovery Education Techbook accounts to access science videos, simulations and e-books on topics they are studying in class. When they performed hands-on experiments with fossils, students also got to experience working as a paleontologist, discovering via the Internet how fossils are created in ways they could not explore within the classroom walls. Windsor Knolls Middle world languages teacher Nissa Quill uses Quick-Read (QR) codes that students can scan to download some of the apps they may use in class this year. If they don’t use a device, that’s OK, she says, as she provides other types of activities as well. Using technology allows students to access the world of languages in a new and wonderful way, she says. “When I was in school,” she tells students, “my teacher was my only link to the world of French or Spanish speakers. You

have the whole world available to you. This is going to be so much fun!” She recommends that students download Zondle, Edmodo, Remind, Tellegami and Aurasma (for speaking assignments), Celly (for teacher communication) and Duolingo, the 2013 App of the Year for language learning. Plickers is software that enables Quill to scan student answers using her iPhone, providing immediate data to guide instruction. Zondle reinforces vocabulary in a game-like format in which students use their devices as “clickers” to play as teams during extended learning time. QuickKey helps her assess learning at the end of class; as students hold up laminated forms to indicate their answers, she can scan the room in seconds and gauge their comprehension at a more detailed level than a show of hands would provide. Linganore High School Principal David Kehne was excited to see how staff reached out to special needs students with hands-on opportunities in band teacher Kevin Lloyd’s percussion class. They used

Skype to extend the inclusive experience and share the lesson with a student unable to attend the class. The socialization skills that the student, who was confined to her home, gained are very important in helping her achieve her goals, he explains. It’s a priority at FCPS to help all students master Maryland Technology Literacy Standards, building the skills they need to succeed. We also use technology to gather data that improves productivity, collaboration and efficiency at all levels of the school system, to report student progress to parents and to help students understand digital citizenship and privacy issues in a secure environment that provides safe access. Our goal is to equip students to excel in this new millennium.

For more information and to learn about supporting technology in local schools, please visit www.fcps.org/ technologynow

About Frederick County Public Schools Projected 2014-15 Projected Enrollment—40,668

36 elementary schools, grades Kindergarten – 5

2013 Graduation Rate—93.3%

• All provide full-day kindergarten

2013 Dropout Rate—3.84%, (Maryland’s 2nd lowest)

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

Employees— 5,650, of which about 3,000 are teachers (full-time equivalent positions) Student Demographics 66% White, 11% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic/ Latino 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 $12,497* per year. Combined SAT Scores – 1,483 Maryland, 1,538 Frederick County, 1,498 U.S. Advanced Placement – 5,463 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit * Most recent audited report, 2012-13

13 middle schools, grades 6-8 10 high schools, grades 9-12, Plus a virtual (online) school program Plus: C  areer & Technology Center for high school students countywide; Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs; Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori; Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter; and Frederick Classical Charter School Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades School Bus Riders – 30,000+ Meals Served Daily – 15,000+ lunches, 3,700+ breakfasts



CH I L D C ARE & ED UC ATI ON 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 pre-kindergarten program for 20112012, 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 Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803 Children’s World Early Learning Center Walkersville & Frederick, MD 301-845-4984, 301-662-3004 Church of the Brethren Learning Center Frederick, MD 301-662-4730 Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool Frederick, MD 301-473-7680



Emmitsburg Early Learning Center Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100

Learning Tree Early Learning Center Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577

Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School Frederick, MD 301-663-5117

Little Lights CDC Frederick, MD 301-473-8283

Fort Detrick Child Development Center Frederick, MD 301-619-3300

Lucy School: An Arts-Based Preschool and Kindergarten Middletown, MD 301-293-1163

Frederick Christian Academy Frederick, MD 301-473-8990

Meadows Montessori Frederick, MD 301-662-8910

Frederick Community College Children’s Center Frederick, MD 301-846-2612

Middletown United Methodist Church Middletown, MD 301-371-8681

Frederick Montessori & Arts 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 Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152 The Goddard School Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305 Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College 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 Myersville, MD 301-293-1980 St. Thomas More Academy Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014 Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

Green World Nursery School Mt. Airy, MD 301-865-0911

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

The Kiddie Academy of Whittier Frederick, MD 301-620-7790

Yes I Can Children’s Center Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166

Kids Come First Learning Center, Inc. Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162

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

Kindercare Learning Centers Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy Frederick, MD 301-695-7227

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS) Superintendent, Dr. Theresa Alban General Information: 301-644-5000 www.fcps.org

CHILDCA RE & EDUCAT I ON Frederick County Board Of Education 191 S. East Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-696-6850 FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 Carroll Manor Elementary Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800 Centerville Elementary Frederick, MD 240-566-0100 Deer Crossing Elementary New Market, MD 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-3200 Kemptown Elementary Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500 Lewistown Elementary Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800 Lincoln Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2650 Middletown Elementary Middletown, MD 240-236-1100 Middletown Primary Middletown, MD 240-566-0200 Monocacy Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-1400 Myersville Elementary Myersville, MD 240-236-1900

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

Yellow Springs Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

New Midway Elementary Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

North Frederick Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2000 Oakdale Elementary Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300 Orchard Grove Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2400 Parkway Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2600 Sabillasville Elementary Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000 Spring Ridge Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-1600 Thurmont Elementary Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900 Thurmont Primary Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800 Tuscarora Elementary Frederick, MD 240-566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300 Urbana Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2200 Valley Elementary Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000 Walkersville Elementary Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000 Waverley Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-3900 Whittier Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-3100 Wolfsville Elementary Myersville, MD 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700

Brunswick Middle Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle Frederick, MD 240-566-9000 Governor Thomas Johnson Middle Frederick, MD 240-236-4900 Middletown Middle Middletown, MD 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle Frederick, MD 240-236-4700 New Market Middle New Market, MD 240-236-4600 Oakdale Middle Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200 Walkersville Middle Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000 FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS Brunswick High Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High Frederick, MD 240-236-7000 Governor Thomas Johnson High Frederick, MD 240-236-8200



CH I L D C ARE & ED UC ATI ON Linganore High Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High Middletown, MD 240-236-7400 Tuscarora High Frederick, MD 240-236-6400 Urbana High Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600 Walkersville High Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200 OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs Adult Education/Flexible Evening High Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450 Career and Technology Center 240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School 240-578-0452 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 post-secondary institutions, the FCPS Fast Forward program is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for certain high school classes in which they achieve a grade of “B” or better. FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment 301-696-6891 Based on multiple performance criteria, students with outstanding capabilities and specific academic aptitudes participate in enriched and accelerated learning activities. FCPS Heather Ridge School 240-236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development. 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. Frederick Classical Charter School 240-236-1200 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. 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 - 12) 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

CHILDCA RE & EDUCAT I ON 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-K3 - 8) Middletown, MD 240-490-5479 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 Trinity School of Frederick (K - 8) Frederick, MD 301-228-2333 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 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 6th-10th grade homeschooled students. www.mindworkslearning.net

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES in FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FCPS Director of Special Education 301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program Housed in a regular school setting, this program is designed to meet the needs of moderately disabled students that are not diploma bound. Small-group instruction is based on IEP goals and students have opportunities for inclusion with non-disabled 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 pre-vocational/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, social-emotional, 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. 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 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



CH I L D C ARE & ED UC ATI ON Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 www.fc4htrp.org F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Frederick County-based group formed to connect with other families to lend support, network, and educate each other on Down Syndrome. www.friendsoffredco.org/index.htm The Jefferson School Jefferson, MD 301-624-8400 For students with primary emotional disturbance and/or behavior disorders and secondary learning, developmental, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Job Training Association (JTA) 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 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411 www.frostburg.edu Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800 www.hagerstowncc.edu Hood College Frederick, MD 301-663-3131 www.hood.edu McDaniel College (Formerly Western Maryland College) Westminster, MD 410-857-2260 toll free: 1-800-638-5005 www.mcdaniel.edu

Mount Saint Mary’s University Emmitsburg, MD toll free: 1-800-448-4347 www.msmary.edu Mount St. Mary’s University Center for Professional and Continuing Studies and Frederick Conference Center Frederick, MD 301-682-8315 toll free: 1-877-982-2329 www.msmary.edu/frederick 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

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The Problem with Multivitamins by Nicole F. Holovach, MS, RD, LDN

People keep buying, and taking, multivitamins, even though the research is all over the place as to whether or not multivitamins do anything for our health. About 40 percent of Americans take a multivitamin regularly, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. That data is almost 10 years old, and I would say that the percentage is likely even higher now, at least among my client population. Much of the recent research has pointed to the detrimental effects of taking a multivitamin, but many people have a “why not” or “it can’t hurt” attitude when it comes to taking multivitamins. Well, I’m here to tell you that yes, they could hurt!



Let’s go over the specific reasons why I’m not a fan of multivitamin use.

1 Multivitamins typically contain cheap, poorly absorbed ingredients and binders.

Most consumers shop just on price, so many companies who manufacture supplements look for the cheapest ingredients, not the ones that perform best in humans. Ever wonder why your stomach hurts after taking a multivitamin? Common ingredients such as magnesium oxide are notorious tummy busters.

2 Most contain folic acid, the synthetic form of folate. This is understandable, since folic acid is a much cheaper ingredient than folate. But it’s speculated that up to 50 percent of people have a gene defect which does not allow them to convert folic acid to folate, the more usable form. This could be why researchers have found that high intake of folic acid may contribute to an increased risk of certain cancers. And given that folic acid is also added to grain products in the U.S., people who take a multivitamin could be getting too much.

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3 Most contain calcium. Calcium supplements in the wrong context can wreak havoc. Without certain nutrients to shuttle calcium into the bones and teeth, excess calcium can often end up in the body’s tissues, contributing to increased risk of heart disease and arthritis, among other health issues.

4 Most contain copper. Just like calcium, copper in the wrong context can cause problems. Excess copper, especially in relation to zinc, is associated with many mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Copper levels often are increased considerably in women using oral contraceptives. So, a multivitamin combined with birth control pills could be a recipe for disaster.

5 They don’t address nutrient synergy.

Vitamins and minerals interact with each other. Raising the levels of one in the body can cause the levels of another to rise or drop. Multivitamins throw copious amounts of nearly every vitamin and mineral at you, with no respect for that powerful synergy. It’s not that I’m against supplements in general; I use them often in my practice. I just think, ultimately, multivitamins aren’t targeted at individual needs. I use easy and affordable functional medicine testing in my practice to target individual needs.

Nicole Holovach, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered and licensed dietitian specializing in integrative and functional medicine, or, “troubleshooting humans.” She cares about food quality, food systems, environmental effects on health, food anthropology and culture, and body image issues. She owns a farm and vineyard with her family in Washington County, and shares her expertise at www.WholeHealthRD.com.

Instead of taking a multivitamin as insurance against nutrient deficiency, it’s a better idea to eat a varied whole foods diet and get tested for any specific nutrient deficiencies you may have. Then, you can take only the supplements your body really needs. FALL/HOLIDAY 2014


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The Sandwich Generation and Grief by Denise Watterson, M.A., F.T., Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice of Frederick County People are living longer than ever, which means more middle-aged adults are taking care of their parents. Many families are also having children at an older age and are now caring for elderly parents and young kids. Even adult children can need financial support longer than previous generations. In other words, enter the Sandwich Generation. When parents become elderly, we often stop using them as confidantes because we don’t want them to worry. In addition, we don’t want to dump our problems on our children, even adult children, so we find ourselves grieving and hurting alone. When a parent dies, grief can have an even more direct impact for the Sandwich Generation. Your grief may be affected by: 40


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Senior and be an unhealthy means of escaping grief. This will emotionally deplete and cripple you. When you eventually reach your limit, you will not be able to offer adequate care for anyone. What can you do? Where will you find encouragement and understanding? From others in the same generation and position, and from taking care of your needs. Make sure you take care of your own physical and emotional health when grieving: nS ee

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It’s like the “oxygen mask” on an airplane. You are so busy taking care of your family and meeting others’ demands that you don’t stop to care for your own grief. Take care of yourself first! As you begin to feel stronger and understand you own grief more, you will find you will be more understanding of the grief of those around you.

Support Groups The following support groups are offered by Hospice of Frederick County at various times throughout the year. Refer to the Calendar of Events at www.hospiceoffrederick.org to view dates and times offered or call 240-566-3030. Annual Remembrance Service

Each year, Hospice of Frederick County hosts a non-denominational Memorial Service for the families and friends of loved ones who have died. Hospice staff and volunteers join with the families and friends to celebrate the lives of these individuals. Coping With the Holidays Workshop
The holiday season can

be difficult under the best of circum-

stances. Add to that the cloud of sadness when facing the holidays without a loved one for the first time. The holidays can provoke anxiety, bouts of depression and other emotional reactions. This workshop provides some practical ideas to help cope with the upcoming holidays and learn ways to commemorate the death of your loved one. Financial Speed Bumps of Grief

The emotional impact of grief evokes a variety of reactions during the grief journey. Often the emotional waves of grief may often be interrupted by “speed bumps” of complicated and complex financial red tape. These legal issues have a priority of their own and the grieving person becomes diverted from doing the work of grief. A seminar open to individuals who have experienced the death of their spouse and for adult children dealing with the death of parents. Grief Education/Support Group
(1-3 months after the death)
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support group that will focus on providing knowledge and insight into the grief journey, while allowing time to process the many difficult and unexpected emotions that you may be experiencing. The support group is offered to those who are recently bereaved. Each session will offer education about grief and also provide a time for you to be able to share your experiences with others. Ongoing Grief Support Group (evening and daytime)
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ended, self-help group designed to provide support to individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group provides a safe place where group members can share their story and express their grief. Parental Grief Support Group

8-week, closed-ended grief support group, open to parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. The purpose of the group is to help affirm

parents and to help them understand that there are many ways to grieve with no set timetables, rules, boundaries or protocols. Spousal/Partner Support Group

An eight-week, closed-ended educational and emotional support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse or a life partner. The focus is on issues relevant to the grieving process. Suicide Survivor Support Group

A six-week grief support group for those whose loved one died from suicide. The death from one’s own hand brings with it an overwhelming amount of unanswered questions and often guilt and anger. It represents a disenfranchised grief in our society often with unwarranted judgment attached. Having a safe place to share that grief can be invaluable in the healing process. Traumatic Grief Support Group

An eight-week group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one from a sudden death; homicide; suicide or accident. The grief that results from a traumatic death is particularly difficult to deal with. The group will offer education and insight into the characteristics of grief of people who have experienced a traumatic loss, and it will also provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share your grief. Young Widows/Widowers Group
 The death of a young spouse/

life partner brings with it its own unique dynamics and issues. How do you define yourself in a new role as a widow? How do you cope with being mother and father to the children still at home? How are you handling feelings of being cheated out of growing old together and the loss of dreams? An eight-week, closed-ended support group specifically for young widows and widowers, ages 18-55 years.





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TransIT Connector and shuttle buses serve many of the places you’ll want to go to shop this holiday season.

When heading out to Downtown Frederick, shopping centers or area malls to do a little holiday gift shopping or buy supplies for your holiday open house, feelings of dread can occur – how much traffic will you have to get through on your way there, and how in the world will you find parking? There’s a solution for these challenges that you may have never considered before now: Public and shared transportation. Frederick has an award-winning bus system that serves the urbanized areas of Frederick six days a week. TransIT Connector and shuttle buses serve many of the places you’ll want to go to shop this holiday season: Downtown Frederick (including Shab Row, Everedy Square, and the Square Corner and surrounding shops and restaurants), FSK Mall, the Golden Mile, both Wal-mart locations, Westview Promenade, and even Clemson Corner. At many locations, the bus drops riders off directly at or very close to retail entrances; no searching for a parking space, no trying to force your way into the line of traffic exiting the shopping centers. The fare is only $1.25 one way (cash) and multiple trip tickets can be purchased for further savings. And should you need it, transferring between bus lines is free. Don’t forget that for those who want to go into Washington, D.C., to shop the MARC train leaves Frederick from the Monocacy Station (behind Target) three times early each weekday morning and returns in the evenings for just $7 one way. Don’t live on a bus route or care to drive to an area where the bus stops to catch a ride? Consider participating in “collaborative consumption.”

More plainly said – share a ride! Are family members, friends, or neighbors also heading out to shop for gifts, groceries or party supplies? Ask if you can join them, or offer to drive. Not only will this help to decrease the number of cars on the congested roads, but also you’ll have company along the way. Ever find it interesting that you have hundreds or even thousands of Facebook friends, yet you are in your car alone most of the time? Decrease emissions and traffic congestion and at the same time you will have real social interactions with someone you enjoy spending time with. Finally, consider the health benefits, both physical and mental, of sharing a ride. You’ll have to walk to the bus stop, or maybe to your neighbor’s house. People who rideshare or use public transportation tend to weigh less, have better stamina, and are happier in general. They benefit from increased social contacts and the knowledge that they are making the environment healthier. So this year, before you make your list and check it twice, consider how you might share a ride to your shopping destinations. Just think – with all the money you’ll save from not needing as much gas or car maintenance, you just might be able to buy more gifts for those you love.

TransIT schedules and information about how to purchase fare tickets can be found online at www.frederickcountymd.gov/transit. There you can find a video tutorial explaining how to plan trips if you are new to this, and we are always glad to help by phone as well – call 301-6002065 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.



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A Whimsical Holiday in Frederick Courtesy of Celebrate Frederick

The event series kicks off as the Holiday Art Competition takes center stage at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll Street, on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Art lovers, both young and old, delight in the annual competition in which local and regional artists’ depictions of the holidays in Frederick are showcased. The winning artwork, this year submitted by Susan McCarrick, serves as inspiration for the annual Frederick Brass Ornament and Print sold exclusively at the Holidays in Historic Frederick event series. Caroling, holiday greetings and an inspirational message are hallmarks of the Festival of Lights, held Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., in the courtyard of City Hall, 101 N. Court Street. Attendees join in the program with a moving candlelighting ceremony, filling the courtyard with magnificent light illuminating all in the true meaning of the holiday season. If your interest lies more in historical architecture, holiday decorating or simply taking a rare glimpse inside some of Downtown Frederick’s most magnificent historical homes, you will not want to miss the Candlelight House Tour. Held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 5-9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon–4 p.m., this self-guided tour is a holiday favorite and features eight beautifully decorated homes in Frederick’s Historic District. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the days of the tour. They can be purchased online at CelebrateFrederick.com. A portion of the tour proceeds will support

Rediscover the magic of the holiday season with a series of events that range from the whimsical and fanciful, to the elegant and refined: The Holidays in Historic Frederick.

Flowers Over Frederick and the FMH Auxiliary, to support the new Frederick Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute. The fun continues in the following week with the Scents and Sweets Competition and Auction. This annual event features the creative works of professional and amateur bakers and florists. Prizes are awarded to entries in a variety of categories, including People’s Choice. The event takes place on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m., at The Faux School, 35 S. Carroll Street. The Holidays in Historic events series is capped by the Kris Kringle Procession, celebrating Old World Holiday charm with a walking parade through Downtown Frederick. Featuring traditional German and English holiday characters alongside modern favorites such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the procession begins at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 12. Guests are encouraged to follow the procession to the Baker Park Band Shell for a closing message from Kris Kringle and lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. The annual Holidays in Historic Frederick offer events and activities for the young and the young at heart. Join us in making these events part of your holiday tradition, and in making Frederick your hometown this holiday season. For more information call 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit CelebrateFrederick.com.



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MET Brings Out the Fun for Kids and Adults Courtesy Maryland Ensemble Theatre

The Comedy Pigs, Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s (MET) hilarious improv troupe, is returning for a 22nd season with 26 performances, including a brand-new sketch show. And while those shows are primarily for adults to enjoy, kids will have plenty of opportunity for theatre entertainment through the MET’s family theatre The Fun Company, which has an exciting new season in store, featuring an expanded schedule of five plays in a brand new performance venue in Downtown Frederick. Since the Comedy Pigs debuted in 1993, the troupe has performed more than 500 shows. The upcoming season promises plenty of laughs with some new twists and audience favorites. The lineup of returning Pigs this year includes Giovanni Kavota, Julia Williams, Jeff Schnorr, Thomas Scholtes, Laura Stark and Anne Raugh. They will be joined on stage by a litter of newbie piglets.

Photograpy: Joann Lee

“We have five new Pigs joining us this year,” Raugh said. “Auditions were tough… but each new Pig had a special something about them that we just couldn’t resist.”

Isabel Duarte, Jon Paul Duvall, Sonny Etzlers, Kelly Greenwood, and Cal Holderbaum round out the new Pigs joining the more hardened and veteran swine. It’s always exciting to start out the season with new, enthusiastic, young members joining us,” Raugh said. “I look forward to draining the life energy from them in the coming months.” The Pigs’ performances are usually at 10:30 p.m., following a Mainstage performance. Tickets are $12 plus ticketing fees, but if you bring a ticket stub from the Mainstage show to any 10:30 p.m. Pigs show you can purchase tickets for half price. In September 2013, the MET began a $100,000 capital campaign to convert 1,700 square feet of offices adjacent to current spaces into a new performance venue. The new space will primarily service MET’s educational programming and serve as the home of The Fun Company, the MET’s family theatre. “We are hoping that by having its own performance space, The Fun Company



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The Fun Company is planning new programming, to include shows for some of the smallest theatre-goers. “We’ve had several requests to offer shows for 2-5 year olds and we plan on doing just that, now that we have the space and time to do that,” Herber said. The Fun Company season opened in September with a stage adaptation of the popular children’s book “Stellaluna,” by Jannell Cannon, adapted for the stage by playwright Saskia Janse and composer Guus Ponsioen. Herber directed the show.

SEE THE SHOWS! Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick 301-694-4744 marylandensemble.org Box office open: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or 1 hour before each show.



On Nov. 29, “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells” returns after its sold-out extended run last year. “I can’t tell you how many requests we’ve had to bring back Junie B. Jones and her group of lovable friends,” said Herber, who will once again direct. “The show filled houses last season and we look forward to sharing the holidays once again with the kids in Room One.”

by MET Ensemble Member Devin Gaither. MET Ensemble member and Comedy Pigs member, Laura Stark, will direct the show.

“Junie B. Jones,” adapted by Allison Gregory from the book by Barbara Park, tells the story of Junie B., who must play Secret Santa to her least favorite classmate, Tattletale May.

The final show of The Fun Company season will be yet another world premiere, as Caitlyn Joy brings, “A Wish Come True” to the MET beginning June 6, 2015. The show is a twist on the Aladdin story written by the MET Ensemble Member and author of previous Fun Company shows “The Star Stealer” and “The Pirates of Pelican Point.” Joy also created the MET’s recent community collaboration at FCC, “The Wizard of Odd.” The show will be directed by MET Company Member Lia Seltzer.

Beginning Feb. 7 is the stage version of the classic tale by Antoine de SaintExupéry, “The Little Prince.” The mostread and most-translated book in the French language was adapted for the stage by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar and will be directed by MET Ensemble Member, Matt Lee. “It’s a true ensemble piece that is full of enchantment and heart. This is going to be a special treat for families to share together and it’s our hope that it will spark many thoughtful discussions,” Herber said. Another classic tale, Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid,” will be the fourth show in The Fun Company’s season and will begin April 4, 2015. The show will be a world premiere adaptation

“Devin’s scripts are always full of much more than just fluff and I’m sure she’s got a lot up her sleeve to bring this undersea world to life that will give Disney a run for their money,” Herber said.

“Caitlyn’s storytelling is so appealing to new generations of audiences and I know that audiences are not going to be disappointed,” Herber said. When seeing a Fun Company show at the MET, kids can enjoy activities such as face painting before the show and meet the cast after. Tickets are $12 (plus a $1.50 service fee) or just $50 for a season subscription. The Fun Company also offers group rates and birthday party packages.

Photography: Left: Ken Poisson; Right: Joann Lee

can create an even more inviting and interactive experience for our young theatergoers,” said Julie Herber, artistic director of The Fun Company. “We have some great classic titles and a dash of new and exciting stories to share with our family audiences.”

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Ride in vintage 1920’s passenger cars or an open flatcar. Time: 11am and 2pm. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899, www.wsrr.org

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September 19-November 2 Lawyer’s Farm and Moonlight Maze

Corn mazes, pumpkin cannons, indoor playground, and more. Time: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-5pm. Location: 13001 Creagerstown Rd. Thurmont Contact: 240-315-8133 www.lawyersfarm.com

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Summers Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, slides, pig races, and more. Mon-Thu Time: 1-7pm, Fri 1-10:30pm, Sat 10am-10:30pm, Sun 10am-7pm. Location: 5620 Butterfly Ln. Frederick Contact: 301-620-9316 www.SummersFarm.com

September 27-November 1 Crumland Farms Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, and Screamland Farms

10am-6pm daily; Starlight Maze & Screamland Farms Time: Fri & Sat 7-10pm. Location: 7612 Willow Rd. Frederick Contact: www.crumland.com






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Story time, music, games, crafts, food samples and other monthly themed events. Time: 10am-11:30am. Location: Westview Promenade, MD 85 & Crestwood Blvd. Frederick Contact: 240-446-2303 www.shopwestview.com



Celebrate fall in Downtown Frederick! Shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late and offer special activities, live music, and more.Visit Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for each month’s theme. Time: 3-9pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org



Doo wop-influenced R&B quintet in the ‘60s; Sweet smooth soul balladeers in the ‘70s. Known for the hit “Kiss and Say Goodbye.” Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org



5K run/walk to benefit the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Time: 8am. Location: Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-663-9252 www.pinkribbonfrederick.org



Enjoy a four course meal in an elegant dining car. Time: 6-8pm. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899, www.wsrr.org



Activities for children, candle-dipping, blacksmith, carriage museum, tractor pull. Time: Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12pm-4 pm. Location: 1611 N Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1650 www.frederickcountyfarmmuseum.org

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OCTOBER 18-19, 25-26

A celebration of Brunswick’s rich railroading history and heritage. Time: 10am-5pm. Location: Downtown Brunswick, 1 W Potomac St. Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov/railroaddays

Learn about local history while enjoying craft demonstrations and children’s activities. Time: 10am-4pm. Location: 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd. Thurmont Contact: 410-243-2626 www.catoctinfurnace.org

Annual art event, held in a barn on the oldest organic farm in Maryland. Come for the art, the views, and a drive in the country. Location: Country Pleasures Farm 6219 Harley Rd. Middletown Contact: 301-606-5772 www.fineartsinthevalley.wix.com/fav






An old fashioned street festival. Time: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Location: 1008 Twin Arch Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-829-5466 www.MtAirylions.com





Corn maze, hay slides, farm animals, pumpkin patch, pig races, jumping pillow, live music, hay rides and more. Time: 10am-5pm. Location: 5620 Butterfly Ln. Frederick Contact: 301-620-9316 www.SummersFarm.com

Members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and The United States Public Health Service gather at the Basilica. Time: 3pm. Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606 www.setonheritage.org





Regional filmmakers write, direct, edit, and score a short movie in just 72 hours. Time: Fri & Sat 7pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org



Pick your own apples, bee-keeping demonstrations, pressing demonstrations, cider tastings, and local musicians. Time: 10am-5pm. Location: Distillery Lane Ciderworks. 5533 Gapland Rd. Jefferson Contact: 301-834-8920 www.distillerylaneciderworks.com


Celebrate Pumpkin Season with face painting, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Time: 12-5pm. Location: Old National Pike District Park, 12406 Old National Pk. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-600-2983 www.recreater.com ALPACA FIBER AND ARTISAN FAIR

Meet fiber-producing alpacas and artisans. Shop for Maryland grown and spun yarns, crafts, and fashions made from locally-grown alpaca fiber. Time: 10am-4pm. Location: Sugarloaf Alpacas, 1347 Buckeystown Pk. Adamstown Contact: 240-500-0007 www.sugarloafalpacas.com/special_ events.php



Silent Auction Fundraiser; black tie optional; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Time: Sat 7pm. Location: Colonial Jewelers, 1 S Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-663-9252 www.pinkribbonfrederick.org



Listen to GRAMMY-nominated David Sedaris as he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, proof that he is one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Time: 8pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org



Hikes highlighting the tactics and troop movements that transpired on July 9, 1864. Time: 9am, 11:30am, 2pm. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pk. Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 www.nps.gov/mono



51st annual nationally-recognized juried artisan and craft show. Time: 9am-5pm. Location: Community Park, Frederick Rd., N of Cozy Restaurant Thurmont Contact: 301-271-7533 www.colorfest.org FALL/HOLIDAY 2014



Calendar of Events OCTOBER 18


Middletown Valley’s 7th Annual Scarecrow Contest. Time: 2-5pm. Location: Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd. Middletown Contact: 301-371-6171 www.middletown.md.us




Spend a day of fun on the farm. Select farms around Frederick County,Visit website for a list of farms. Time: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Location: Frederick Contact: 301-600-3037 www.discoverfrederickmd.com/funfarm

Medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Time: 8pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org






Wine, music, and arts. Time: 11am-6pm. Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889 www.linganorewines.com/events/ events-at-the-winery

Parade of carriages as drivers from across the region navigate the streets of Frederick with horse-drawn carriages. Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1650 www.rosehillmuseum.com



Juried arts and crafts show, live oompah band, craft beers, and German food. Time: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Location: Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick Contact: 301-663-3885 www.fredericklandmarks.blogspot.com

A dominant presence in Irish music for the past quarter-century. Don’t miss her farewell tour, The Last Call. Time: 7:30pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org




Interactive farm festival. Feed the calves, take a tour, watch cows being milked, and more. Location: South Mountain Creamery, 8305 Bolivar Rd. Middletown Contact: 301-371-8565 www.southmountaincreamery.com






Zombies, goblins, and creatures of the night will appear on this haunted guided walking tour. Time: 6:30pm. Location: Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1492 www.cityoffrederick.com



Explore 18th and 19th century methods of food preparation and preservation. Time: 10am-4pm. Location: Roger Brooke Taney House, 121 S Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-663-1188 www.frederickhistory.org



A night hike to the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace. Time: 7-9:30pm. Location: Cunningham Falls State Park, Manor Area, Route 15 South Thurmont Contact: 410-243-2626 www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/cunningham.asp



An interactive drama allowing visitors to walk through the old cemetery of St. Joseph to encounter saints, martyrs and others who returns from the dead to tell their stories. Time: 7pm. Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S Seton Ave. Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606 www.setonheritage.org

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Games, crafts, and trick-or-treating. Time: 11am-1pm. Location: Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pk. at Crestwood Blvd. Frederick Contact: 240-446-2303 www.shopwestview.com

Fill your bag with goodies as you take a walk through history. Enjoy meeting costumed characters such as Cleopatra, Abraham Lincoln and more. Time: 6:30-8:30pm. Location: Rose Hill Manor, 1611 N Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2743 www.rosehillmuseum.com

Enjoy a four course meal in an elegant dining car. Time: 6-8pm. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899, www.wsrr.org




All aboard for a spook-tacular night ride. Time: 7:30 & 9pm. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899, www.wsrr.org



Watch corn harvested with a corn binder and see the corn stalks put through a husker/shredder. Tractor and wagon rides, tractor displays, shingles cut and branded. Time: 9am-4pm. Location: 11502 Browningsville Rd. Ijamsville Contact: 301-418-0635 www.mdihcc39.org




A four-course meal including Murder Mystery. Two hour ride, costumed event. Time: 6pm. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899, www.wsrr.org



Halloween fun and trick-or-treating. Time: 12-4pm. Location: Downtown Frederick, Patrick and Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org

Check out what Downtown Frederick has in store for the holiday season! Shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late and offer special activities, live music, and more.Visit Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for each month’s theme. Time: 3-9pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org



Premiere showing of the three-hour documentary entitled, “Almost Blue Mountain City. The history of Thurmont, Maryland,” a film by Chris Haugh. Viewing and catered reception. Time: 2pm-6pm. Location: Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery, 11836 Auburn Rd. Thurmont Contact: 301-271-1860 thurmonthistoricalsociety.com

The festively decorated shops and eateries of Everedy Square and Shab Row are ablaze with 50,000 twinkling white lights and alive with the sounds of the season. Costumed characters, live music and free carriage rides. Location: East & Church Sts. Frederick Contact: 301-676-1029 www.EveredySquare.com








Pay tribute to our veterans and active military at one of the oldest parades in our nation. Time: 1pm. Location: Downtown Brunswick, Potomac St., Brunswick Contact: 240-344-4757 www.brunswickmd.gov/veteransparade


Inter-galactic show combines a cappella singing and the art of beat box to feature favorites from artists like Justin Timberlake, Queen, Macklemore, Bruno Mars and more. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org



Brass musicians line Market and 2nd Sts., each musician plays Taps twice in turn, passing the call from Mt. Olivet Cemetery to Memorial Park. Time: 10:40am. Location: Market & 2nd Sts. Frederick Contact: 301-694-0829



Live music, dance performances, and storybook characters. Time: 5:30-8pm Location: Westview Promenade, Rt. 85 at Crestwood Blvd. Frederick Contact: 410-561-1300 www.shopwestview.com



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Calendar of Events NOVEMBER 22-23


The oldest studio tour in the area. Pottery, wood, paintings, goat cheese, craft ciders, jewelry, fiber, and metal. 10 Artist Studios. Time: 10am-5pm. Location: Frederick Contact: 301-371-4274 www.valleycraftnetwork.org

NOVEMBER 21-23 & 28-30


A fine art and craft show just in time for the holidays. Time: Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-845-0003 www.marylandchristmasshow.com



Featuring the Hood College Choir, professional soloists, and an orchestra. Time: Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm. Location: Hood College, Coffman Chapel, 401 Rosemont Ave. Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 www.hood.edu




Santa Claus arrives in a horse-drawn carriage to greet children. Time: 7pm. Location: Everedy Square and Shab Row, East & Church Sts. Frederick Contact: 301-676-1029 www.everedysquare.com

Victorian Christmas decorations, crafts, music, and more. Time: Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm. Location: Brunswick Heritage Museum, 40 W Potomac St. Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7100 www.brunswickmuseum.org



Trees and traditions will be celebrated at the Historical Society’s Museum of Frederick County History. Time: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 1-4pm. Location: 24 E Church St. Frederick . Contact: 301-663-1188 www.frederickhistory.org

Ride the train with Santa. Time: 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899, www.wsrr.org





Farm Market includes trees, wreaths, produce, gifts and more. Cut-your-own Christmas trees. Time: 9am-5pm Location: Gaver Farm, 5501 Detrick Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-865-3515 www.gaverfarm.com/christmas-trees






A juried art competition for the holidays in Frederick. Time: 5:30pm. Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com




Have an early breakfast and enjoy a day and evening of characters, carolers and entertainment.You may see Frosty, Scrooge, the Grinch or even Ol’ Saint Nick! Time: 9am-9pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org

Regional tuba & euphonium players perform 4-part Christmas carols. Afterwards, stay for a sing-along featuring the mighty Wurlitzer and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-602-5041 www.tubachristmas.com

GRAMMY®- awarded, Emmy®nominated violinist performs. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org




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A moving candle lighting ceremony that fills the courtyard with magnificent light. Time: 7pm. Location: City Hall Courtyard, 101 N Court St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

Visit private homes elaborately adorned with holiday decor in historic Frederick. Time: Sat 5-9pm, Sun 12-4pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com

Celebrate Old World holiday magic with this walking procession featuring German/English characters. Time: 6:30pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com





A holiday market featuring handcrafted works by local artists. Time: 11am-6pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656 www.delaplaine.org



Handmade crafts, gifts, made to order wreaths, and greenery for the holidays. Time: 10am-4pm. Location: Collier’s Log House, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd. Thurmont Contact: 410-243-2626 www.catoctinfurnace.org



Hands-on crafts include creating magic kits.Visit Santa in the carriage museum Time: Magic shows 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30. Location: Rose Hill Manor, 1611 N Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2936 www.rosehillmuseum.com

DECEMBER 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 SANTA TRAINS

Ride the train with Santa. Time: 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899, www.wsrr.org


DECEMBER 6, 13, & 20

Each Saturday will feature carriage rides, cocoa, music, live entertainment, and more. Time: 3pm-9pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org



Model railroad club open house and exhibit. Time: 1-4pm. Location: FCSME, 423 E Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-7271 www.fcsme.com/schedule.htm


Equinox Dance COmpany Annual Children’s SHow

Equinox Dance Company presents “Invincible: A Super Powered Dance Show” featuring super powers—from flying to freezing to super fast speeds and much more! Time: Shows at 1pm & 3pm. Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick Contact: www.equinoxdance.org






Featuring guest artists from New York City Ballet and students from Frederick School of Classical Ballet. Time: Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm, Sun 2pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-662-9441 www.weinbergcenter.org



All day celebration of the holiday season in downtown Brunswick. Includes Santa breakfast, horse-drawn carriage rides. Time: 12noon-6:30pm. Location: Downtown Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7500 www.brunswickmainstreet.org/events/ hometown-holidays



Delicious buffet breakfast with Santa. Purchase 3 hour Combo attraction passes online and save. Location: Adventure Park USA, 11113 West Baldwin Rd. New Market Contact: 301-865-6800 www.adventureparkusa.com/events.php

Bakers and florists create gingerbread structures and floral arrangements for this judged competition. Time: 5:30pm. Location: TBD. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 www.celebratefrederick.com



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Calendar of Events DECEMBER 13


Various historic sites and museums throughout Frederick City and County offer free programs, entertainment and open houses exploring winter traditions of yore. Self-guided. Time: 12-7pm. Location: Start at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S East St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-4047 www.visitfrederick.org

Conductor Judy DuBose leads the Frederick Chamber Singers, orchestra, soloists, and all who want to sing-along in G.F. Handel’s Christmas masterpiece. Time: 8pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org





Tour the vineyard and winery by candlelight, finishing with a tasting of wines. Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 www.elkrun.com/events



This clever and heartwarming adaptation will delight audiences of all ages! Presented by Maryland Ensemble Theater. Time: Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org,





Self-guided walking tour of historic worship sites in Frederick’s downtown historic district. Time: 4-9pm. Location: Historic downtown Frederick, Church St., 2nd St. & All Saint’s St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-4005 www.visitfrederick.org



Dance the night away with 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sounds. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org



Join us to ring in 2015 as we lower the giant lighted key from the top of the Carroll Creek suspension bridge at midnight. Sponsored by the Civitan Club of Frederick. Location: Carroll Creek Linear Park Frederick Contact: 240-285-6596 www.frederickcivitan.org



Ring in the New Year with a light dinner, music, video games, balloon drop at midnight. Location: Adventure Park USA, 11113 West Baldwin Rd. New Market Contact: 301-865-6800 www.adventureparkusa.com/events.php

Make yourself merry in

Downtown rederick F November First Saturday November 1, 3-9pm

Frosty Friday November 28, 9am-9pm Three Saturdays in December December 6, 13, 20, 3-9pm Each of these events offer extended shopping hours, live music & entertainment, and holiday fun for all in Historic Dowtown Frederick.

More info: downtownfrederick.org or 301.698.8118




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Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown 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. MAYOR Karin B. Tome


POPULATION 5,870 as of 2010 Census

LIBRARIES 915 Maple Ave., Brunswick 301-600-7250

CITY HALL 1 W. Potomac St., 301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-834-9101

1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 BRUNSWICK SENIOR CENTER 301-834-8115


POST OFFICES Brunswick Post Office 315 Brunswick St., 301-834-9944 Jefferson Post Office 3702 Jefferson Pk., 301-473-8484 Point of Rocks Post Office 1597 Bowis Drive, 301-874-2131 SWIMMING POOL Brunswick Swimming Pool 301-834-7567


Burkittsville is a 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. Today, 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. MAYOR Debby Burgoyne POPULATION 151 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 500 E. Main St., 301-834-6780 www.burkittsville-md.gov

POST OFFICE 8 E. Main St., 301-834-9592


Emmitsburg, a quiet 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 Catholic school in the U.S., that grew into St. Joseph’s College. The property is now home to the National Fire Academy and Homeland Security. A short drive away is Mount Saint Mary’s University. In Emmitsburg you can relax but still be within driving distance to major cities such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Harrisburg. You are just a few miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski Liberty Resort and numerous golf courses. MAYOR Donald N. Briggs POPULATION 2,814 as of 2010 Census TOWN OFFICE 300 A S. Seton Ave., 301-600-6300 www.emmitsburgmd.gov

EMMITSBURG FIRE STATION # 6 25 W. Main St., 301-447-2728

POST OFFICE 305 S. Seton Ave., 301-447-2655


BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA) 301-447-3110 email: ebpa@emmitsburg.net

LIBRARY 300 A S. Seton Ave., 301-600-6329 EMMITSBURG SENIOR CENTER 301-600-6350



town listings


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.Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown 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. MAYOR Randy McClement POPULATION 65,239 as of 2010 Census CITY HALL 101 N. Court St., 301-600-1380, www.cityoffrederick.com FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-600-2100 FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF 301-600-2071 FIRE DEPARTMENTS Citizen’s Truck Company 9 S. Court St., 301-600-1713 Independent Hose Company 310 Baughman’s Lane, 301-600-1720 Junior Fire Company 535 N. Market St., 301-600-2286


(subsection of Frederick City)

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33 6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy., 301-600-9330

Tuscarora Post Office 5709-A Tuscarora Rd., 301-874-2303

United Steam Fire Engine Co. 79 S. Market St., 301-600-1711

TOWN PARKS Baker Park 121 N. Bentz St., 301-600-1493

United/Westview Fire Station 5525 New Design Rd., 301-600-9330 C. BURR ARTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY 110 E. Patrick St., 301-600-1630, www.fcpl.org POST OFFICES Frederick City Post Office 201 E. Patrick St., 301-662-2131 College Estates Station Post Office 1301 W. 7th St., 301-662-6115

URBANA REGIONAL LIBRARY 9020 Amelung St., 301-600-7000 URBANA SENIOR CENTER 301-600-7020

URBANA FIRE DEPARTMENT 3602 Urbana Pk., 301-663-3822

YMCA (Green Valley) 301-607-6900 www.frederickymca.org/green-valley

City Recreation Department 301-600-1492 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

Urbana Recreation Council 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



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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 Lt. 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. POST OFFICE 7227 Hollow Rd., 301-371-6880

PARENTING SUPPORT Middletown Moms at Home www.middletownmomsathome.org

TOWN PARKS Middletown Community Park Coblentz Rd., 301-694-1646

YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council 301-371-3344 www.middletownrec.com


Middletown Memorial Park South Church St., 301-371-6171

LIBRARY 101 Prospect St., 301-371-7560

Wiles Branch Park Knoll Side Ln., 301-371-6171

Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA) 301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com

BURGESS John D. Miller POPULATION 4,136 as of 2010 Census TOWN OFFICE 31 W. Main St., 301-371-6171, www.middletown.md.us

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 about 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 POPULATION 9,288 as of 2010 Census TOWN GOVERNMENT 110 S. Main St., 301-829-1424, www.mountairymd.org RESIDENT TROOPERS 301-829-0218 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 301-829-0100 CARROLL COUNTY BRANCH LIBRARY Mount Airy Branch 705 Ridge Ave., 410-386-4470, 301-829-5290



POST OFFICE 505 Windy Knoll, 301-829-1199 TOWN PARKS Prospect Park and East West Park 301-829-1424 Watkins Park 301-829-8373 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 as a network for

individual business owners. Most member businesses are locally owned and operated. 301-829-5426 www.mtairybusiness.com YOUTH SPORTS 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

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Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and U.S. 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. MAYOR Wayne Creadick

Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company 301-293-1453

POPULATION 1,626 as of 2010 Census

POST OFFICE 1 Wolfsville Rd., 301-293-1180

TOWN OFFICE 301 Main St., 301-293-4281, www.myersvillemd.govoffice2.com FIRE DEPARTMENTS Myersville Volunteer Fire Company 301-293-9817

TOWN PARKS Doub’s Meadow Park Corner of Rte. 40 and Rte. 17 Wolfsville Rd., 301-293-4281

Town Park 8 Harp Place, 301-293-4281 YOUTH SPORTS Myersville Junior Baseball League www.myersvillebaseball.com Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA) 301-293-3115, www.eteamz.com/wmaasports

new market

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. MAYOR Winslow E. Burhans III


POPULATION 656 as of 2010 Census

POST OFFICES 168 W. Main St., 301-865-3333

TOWN GOVERNMENT 39 W. Main St., 301-865-5544, www.townofnewmarket.org

YOUTH SPORTS Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA) www.luyaa.org

4411 Green Valley Rd., Monrovia 301-865-5432


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. Views of rolling farmland and mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town. BURGESS Thomas Watson POPULATION 294 as of 2010 Census

TOWN GOVERNMENT 1219 Rosemont Dr., 301-834-7444, https://sites.google.com/site/rosemontmd/ home FIRE DEPARTMENTS Volunteer Fire Department 301-834-8300

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue 301-834-8102 TOWN PARK Lions Merryland Park 3673 Petersville Road



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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, D.C. 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 John A. Kinnaird POPULATION 6,036 TOWN OFFICE 10 Frederick Rd., 301-271-7313, www.thurmont.com FIRE DEPARTMENTS Thurmont Fire Department 301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department 14026 Graceham Rd., 301-271-2000

Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department 1101 Hessong Bridge Rd., 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Post Office 13516 Motter Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, 301-271-4920

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department 13516 Motter’s Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, 301-271-2666

SWIMMING Cunningham Falls State Park 301-271-7574

LIBRARY 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont 301-600-7200 POST OFFICES Thurmont Post Office 110 Water St., Thurmont 301-271-2226

YOUTH SPORTS Catoctin Youth Association 301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League 301-271-4397


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 5,800 as of 2010 Census

LIBRARY 57 W. Frederick St., 301-845-8880

POSTAL ZIP CODE 21793 TOWN OFFICE PO Box 249 21 W. Frederick St., 301-845-4500, www.walkersvillemd.cgov POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-898-0200



POST OFFICE 7 E. Frederick St., 301-845-8342 TOWN PARKS Creamery Park Corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and S. Glade Rd., 301-845-4500 Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park Corner of Sandstone and Bedrock Dr., 301-845-4500

Heritage Farm Park Devilbiss Bridge Rd., 301-845-4500 Walkersville Community Park Kenneth Dr. off Biggs Ford Rd., 301-845-4500 YOUTH SPORTS Glade Valley Athletic Association 301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com Walkersville Baseball Association www.walkersvillebaseball.com

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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. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town. BURGESS Gary Smith

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-9193

POPULATION 1,141 as of 2010 Census

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-0543

TOWN OFFICE 2 S. 3rd St., 301-898-3800, www.woodsboro.org

POST OFFICES Woodsboro Post Office 602 S. Main St., Woodsboro 301-845-8408

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-5100

Ladiesburg Post Office 12509 Woodsboro Pke., Ladiesburg

TOWN PARK Woodsboro Town Park 301-898-3800 YOUTH SPORTS Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council PO Box 303, Woodsboro www.woodsboro.org/wnmrc/rec.htm


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