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It’s difficult to believe, but we are starting to wrap up 2017 already, here in Frederick County! With October comes thoughts of pumpkins, harvest festivals and Halloween. Then November brings Thanksgiving and the kick off of the holiday season. As you plan out the rest of your year, be sure to consult our Calendar of Events listings, beginning on Page 58. There you’ll find a bevy of interesting activities happening throughout the next few months all across Frederick County. One of those great annual events is Catoctin Colorfest, which occurs every year in October, in the great town of Thurmont. We’re highlighting the many wonderful things about Thurmont in this issue, in our Towns section. Check out what this community has to offer by paging through to Page 62. And one more thing to add to your to-do list: visit an escape room! One of the area’s newest live action game rooms is now open in Mount Airy. It’s called Enter Exit Escape, and you can read all about how its owners created this unique experience starting on Page 22. Thanks for picking up this edition of Frederick County Guide! We look forward to providing you with even more great Frederick-based information and activities in 2018, too.

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// Q U I C K R E F E R E N C E C O N TA C T S

EMERGENCY NUMBERS POLICE/FIRE/ AMBULANCE

  O 911

POISON CONTROL

  O 1-800-222-1222

NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER Report Chemical/Oil Spills & Chemical Biological Terrorism

  O 1-800-424-8802

UTILITIES EMERGENCY Electric Potomac Edison

  O 1-800-686-0011 Gas Washington Gas

  O 1-800-752-7520 Water/Sewer

  O 301-600-2194   O 301-600-2187

NON-URGENT NUMBERS

GENERAL NUMBERS

LANDFILL INFORMATION

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE

  O 301-600-1630

  O 301-600-2100 FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

  O 301-600-2071 FREDERICK COUNTY FIRE MARSHALL

  O 301-600-1479 MARYLAND STATE POLICE (FREDERICK BARRACKS)

  O 301-600-4151 BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

  O 443-965-2000

HELPLINES/ CRISIS INFO ADULT ABUSE/ PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY)

  O 301-600-2635 CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY)

  O 301-600-2464 FREDERICK COUNTY CRISIS & INTERVENTION HOTLINE

  O 301-662-2255 HOSPICE OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 301-600-1848 LIBRARY INFORMATION

  O toll free: 1-800-422-0009 FREDERICK COUNTY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

  O 301-600-9000 w co.frederick.md.us

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

  O 301-600-1063 PARKS AND RECREATION

  O 301-600-1646

ANIMAL CONTROL

  O 301-600-1546   O 301-600-2558

PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

  O 301-600-2313

(emergency-after hours)

PLANNING AND ZONING

BULK TRASH PICK-UP

  O 301-600-1138

  O 301-600-1035

RECYCLING

CITIZEN SERVICES

  O 301-600-1063

  O 301-600-2960

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

TRANSIT (TRANSPORTATION)

  O 301-600-1100

  O 301-600-2065

COUNTY COURTHOUSE

TOURISM COUNCIL

  O 301-600-1976

  O 301-600-2888

FREDERICK SENIOR CENTER

VITAL RECORDS

  O 301-600-1605

  O 301-600-1029

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

WORKFORCE SERVICES

  O 301-600-1029

  O 301-600-2255

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

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FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1888 N. Market St.

  O 301-662-4164

Frederick, MD 21701

O 301-600-4555

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dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/

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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

  O 301-663-5895 FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

  O 301-600-2466 w foster.careinfo@maryland.gov

  O 240-566-3300 w fmh.org

  O toll free: 1-800-843-5678

ELECTIONS

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

  O 240-566-3030 MISSING CHILDREN MARYLAND

  O toll free: 1-800-RUN-AWAY SUBSTANCE ABUSE (FREDERICK COUNTY)

  O 301-600-1775

  O 301-600-VOTE   O 301-600-2206 FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  O 301-644-5000 HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  O 301-600-1061 HUMAN RELATIONS

  O 301-600-1109 HUMAN RESOURCES

  O 301-600-1070   O 301-600-2315

  O toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA w mva.state.md.us MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 301-663-0011 THE ARC OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 301-663-0909 w arcfc.org U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  O 301-695-2803

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC – GAS Allegheny Power

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 1-800-255-3443 1-800-955-9445 24 hours / 7 Days

Ferrellgas

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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Lock Haven, PA

  O 1-800-652-0550

Columbia Propane

OIL COMPANIES

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Aero Energy

Frederick, MD

  O 301-620-9046 Ferrellgas

 ,

Frederick, MD

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-1885 Lee's Gas Supply

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-5306 Penn Fuel Propane

 ,

Emmitsburg, MD

Washington Gas – Frederick Division

The Plumbery

 ,

  O 301-829-1770   O 1-828-238-5258

24 hours / 7 Days

GAS – PROPANE Aero Energy

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311

Mt. Airy, MD

Shawley's Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

 ,

Hagerstown, MD

  O 301-797-4887

Servicing Myersville, Thurmont,

Emmitsburg, and Burkittsville

Amerigas (Columbia Propane)

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-620-9046   O 1-800-545-6103 Carroll Independent Fuel

 ,

Westminster, MD

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

Delivering to Frederick County

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-6168 Suburban Propane

  O 1-800-258-0606 Thompson's Gas & Electric Service

  O 1-800-768-6612 United Propane

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-831-5551

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  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311 Carroll Independent Fuel

Serving Parts of Frederick County

Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-1531

  O 301-447-6110   O 1-800-464-6110

  O 301-662-2151

 ,

Westminster, MD

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

Delivering to Frederick County

Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

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Monrovia, MD

  O 410-875-2600   O 1-888-468-4949

Service Provided to most of Frederick. Serving oil to Mt. Airy, Libertytown, Monrovia, and New Market

Voneiff Oil

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Mt. Airy, MD

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

  O 301-829-0244

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West Oil, Inc.

Thurmont, MD

  O 301-271-7303 Damascus Fuel Company

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Thurmont, MD

  O 301-898-7116

Damascus, MD

  O 301-253-2161

Serving southern Frederick County

WELL AND SEPTIC INFORMATION

Farmer's Cooperative Association, Inc.

Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-5422   O 1-800-255-0023

Public Water Information

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Billing Department

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-3111   O 1-800-486-2477 LS Fuel Oil

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Brunswick, MD

  O 301-834-9701   O 301-663-3833 Mason Dixon Oil Company

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Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-3199 Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-668

  O 301-696-2997   O 301-600-2354 County Water/Sewer Emergencies

  O 301-600-2187 (Daytime)   O 301-600-2194 (Evening) Frederick City Water/Sewer Emergencies

  O 301-600-1440 Frederick County Health Department Environmental Health Problems

  O 301-600-1719 Water Quality Problems

  O 301-631-3168


CONTENTS Fall 2017

HISTORY 14 Music Has Long Tradition in Frederick County REAL ESTATE 18 What Do Realtors Do All Day? BUSINESS 24 New Escape Room Opens in Mount Airy EDUCATION 26 Home-schooling Offers Alternatives

for Frederick Families

HEALTHCARE 14

32 Mental Health Association Offers Vital Services

to Frederick

SENIORS 38 SOAR Aims to Help Older Fredericktonians TRANSPORTATION 42 Find A Fall Commuting Alternative with

TransIT Rideshare

ARTS & LEISURE 24

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46 Specialty Food Shops Give Frederick Flavor 58 Events Throughout Frederick County

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FREDERICK COUNTY TOWNS 62 Get Lost In Nature Just Minutes From Thurmont 70 Towns Throughout Frederick County

Brunswick / Burkittsville / Emmitsburg / Frederick City / Middletown / Mount Airy / Myersville / New Market / Rosemont / Urbana / Walkersville / Woodsboro

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FITNESS

PET CARE

Barre East

Care Veterinary Center

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Frederick, MD   O 301-378-2938

William R. Talley Recreation Center

Habitat For Humanity Of Frederick County Restore

, 917 N. East Street

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1080 West Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21703   O 301-662-2273 w carefrederick.com

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-662-2988 w frederickhabitat.org

Shop, donate and volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore! Bring your donation of furniture, appliances, household goods, and building materials and shop for a deal. Every donation and every purchase gives more families in Frederick County the strength, stability and selfreliance that comes through affordable homeownership.

, Frederick, MD

O 301-600-1492 The YMCA Of Frederick County DOWNTOWN Y

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1000 North Market St. Frederick, MD 21701   O 301-663-5131 w frederickymca.org

GREEN VALLEY Y

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11791 Fingerboard Rd. Monrovia, MD 21770   O 301-607-6900 w frederickymca.org

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

United Way Of Frederick County

Zonta Club Of Frederick

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P.O. Box 3896 Frederick, MD 21705   O 301-606-8161 m pbrosensteel@aol.com w zontafrederick.com They are dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide and work alongside the community to eradicate violence against women, provide literacy tutoring, and raise funds for scholarships to benefit women in their education.

, 629 N. Market St

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-663-4231 w unitedwayfrederick.org

@UnitedWayFrederick United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Frederick County.

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If you can open your heart and home to a child or teen in need, contact us for more information. FREDERICK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 301-600-2466 foster.careinfo@maryland.gov

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MUSIC HAS LONG TRADITION in Frederick County BY MARY BOSWELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HERITAGE FREDERICK

[Music] is something that everyone can relate to, something that’s inherent in our being. Everyone has a heartbeat, everyone has a sense of rhythm . . . It’s a social, biological thing.

-Scott Ambush, on the magic of music When Frederick County was formed in 1748, immigrants brought their musical traditions with them. After arriving in the New World, they acquired new experiences that affected their music. From the time of early settlement to today, artists who were born here, raised here, and/or worked here, have contributed to the evolution of Frederick’s music scene. One of the earliest examples of music recorded and performed in colonial Frederick comes from the beautifully hand-illuminated songbooks of German immigrant Johannes Thomas Schley (1712-1790), one of the first settlers of Frederick. Schley worked as a schoolmaster, choirmaster and organist for the German Reformed Church. According to a traveling Reformed minister, Schley was the “best schoolmaster . . . in America. He spares neither labor nor pains in instructing the young and edifying the congregation.”

Johannes Schley’s songbooks show a great deal of sophistication. They include a wide variety of music, as well as music theory and charts in English, and a quotation from Shakespeare on music. Photo courtesy of Heritage Frederick.

Schley began recording in his music books in Germany and included chorales, psalms, works by Handel and Corelli, as well as country dance tunes and American patriotic and English theater songs. He also documented his own sonatas, organ preludes and other compositions. These were nearly all copied for pianoforte, harpsichord or organ. Schley’s son, John, carried on the family tradition. In 1776, the Continental Army’s capture of the Hessian soldiers who fought on behalf of the British government at the Battle of Trenton was a significant moment not only in the American Revolutionary War, but also in the daily life of Frederick residents. The captured Hessians were imprisoned in Frederick, and after the war many stayed here rather than return to Germany. Hessian musicians made public performances, and one Hessian corporal, Philip Phile, settled in Philadelphia as a composer, conductor and instrumentalist. His composition “The President’s March” appears in Schley’s songbook. Schley lived 4 miles from the Hessian prison. After Schley died, another Hessian, William Peter Hardt, replaced him as the organist for the German Reformed Church in Frederick. Another contributor to the national music scene was Frederick’s own Francis Scott Key (1779-1843). After the War of 1812, Key wrote lyrics to “The Defence of Fort M’Henry,” which he set to a familiar tune that had originated at a men’s social club. With Key’s inspiring words and choice of popular tune, the song was quickly reproduced in newspapers and broadsides. Within 2 months, Baltimore publisher Thomas Carr issued the first sheet-music arrangement, and the title evolved into “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which eventually became our national anthem. With the 19th century came improved living standards and even more choices for musical entertainment. One of Frederick’s leading citizens, Jacob Engelbrecht (1797-1878), recorded in his diaries a vibrant music scene. Engelbrecht was the son of a Hessian soldier

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S. Fenton Harris, the “father of school bands,” is sitting in the back row of this photo, taken about 1920-1921. By this time the military training had

Harris, wearing his Boys’ High

stopped, but the band played on. In 1922 the boys and girls high schools

School Band uniform.

were consolidated, and girls joined the band. Photo courtesy of Heritage Frederick.

Photo courtesy of Heritage Frederick.

Jacob Engelbrecht was a tailor, lead chorister, French horn player and mayor of Frederick. He recorded a vibrant music scene in Frederick in his diaries from 1818 to 1878.

John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem about Barbara Fritchie in 1863 inspired many

Photo courtesy of Heritage Frederick.

musical productions. Photo by Turner Photography Studio.

who had been imprisoned in Frederick and had decided to stay. A tailor, lead chorister, band musician and mayor, Engelbrecht was active in the Lutheran Church, which served Frederick as a both a spiritual center and a community music center. Engelbrecht and members of his family were participants in the church’s band. His son, Philipp, conducted the groups for the Centennial Celebration in 1876. His nephew, John Conrad Engelbrecht, was a composer and musician. Another Frederick contributor to the national music scene was Barbara Fritchie (1766-1862), although her fame was not of her

own intent. After her death, the nationally known poet John Greenleaf Whittier published a poem about her in “The Atlantic Monthly” magazine in 1863. According to a story that is still not proven, Fritchie waved the Union flag in defiance of Confederate soldiers marching by her house. Whittier’s poem inspired a host of commercial products, including a play, a song, an operetta and three silent films. “My Maryland,” a musical romance, was based on Clyde Fitch’s play, “Barbara Frietchie (sic), the Frederick Girl,” completed in 1899. The music for “My Maryland” was written by Sigmund Romberg, with book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. The operetta opened at Jolson’s Theater in New York in 1927. Fall 2017 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Field musicians performed patriotic music inspired soldiers during battle. This drum was reportedly dropped by the Union army while pursuing Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War in 1863. Photo courtesy of Heritage Frederick.

African Americans contributed to the music scene from the earliest days of their arrival in the New World. White audiences often relied upon African-American musicians for entertainment. In his journal while visiting Maryland in the 1770s, Nicholas Cresswell described “less privileged” whites as having a barbecue and dancing “to some Negro tunes under a large Tree. A great number of young people met together with a Fiddle and Banjo played by two Negroes, with Plenty of Toddy.” African-American spirituals, hymns, camp-meeting songs and work songs provided comfort and support through the Civil Rights era.

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Brass bands also provided inspiration and entertainment, performing at fairs, taverns, circuses, horse races and Fourth of July celebrations. Although commonplace today, band music did not exist in Frederick County schools until the early 20th century. S. Fenton Harris (1883-1979), the “Father of School Bands,” introduced music into Frederick’s school system in 1913. As a musician, Harris was self-taught. He attended a two-room school near Yellow Springs and graduated from Boys High School in Frederick in 1903. He later earned various degrees through correspondence courses. After teaching himself to play several


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Scott Ambush is a five-time Grammy-nominated bassist, composer and luthier. He is also the lead bassist for the contemporary jazz fusion group

Tracie Luck of Frederick has

Spyro Gyra. Ambush is from

performed at Carnegie Hall and in

Frederick and calls it his home.

the New York City Opera.

The second half of the 20th century was a great time for music in Frederick. The Jade Brothers, The Shades and Damien and the Classics were playing the clubs and the high school dances. By the 1970s, Demitri Callas was touring with Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons. instruments, he joined the Yellow Springs Band, the Braddock Heights Concert Band, and the choir of the Pleasant Hill Reformed Church in Yellow Springs, where he became its director. In 1913, while head of the Boys High School’s commercial department, Harris organized a marching band to help the school’s cadet corps. The young musicians bought their own uniforms and borrowed instruments to practice weekly in the library after school. Harris also formed a concert band, which gave annual performances for the school and the community. Soon nearly every high school in Frederick County had a band. Harris retired from his band and orchestra work in 1940. Another contributor to the national music scene is Tracie Luck. A mezzo soprano, Luck was Miss Frederick 1993 and Frederick’s Young Woman of the Year in 1992. She made her New York City Opera debut in the title role of “Margaret Garner,” an opera by Grammy award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and librettist Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. In 2009 Luck made her Carnegie Hall debut with world renowned opera singer Jessye Norman and The Roots in “Ask Your Mama,” composer Laura Karpman’s multimedia work based on Langston Hughes’ epic 1961 poem. The second half of the 20th century was a great time for music in Frederick. The Jade Brothers, The Shades and Damien and the Classics were playing the clubs and the high school dances. By the 1970s, Demitri Callas was touring with Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons. Gary St. Clair’s album was selling out in the records department at Montgomery Ward. The country music scene was going strong at the Golden Horseshoe,with Don Barns and Debbie Williams, Jeannie C and the Country Caravan, Allen

Brown and the Wishing Well. Rock ‘n Roll was bringing in the crowds at the Rabbit’s Foot and Lucas McCains and the Red Horse with Too Many People and Marlin King and Joker’s Wild. Band uniforms were in vogue at the time—all the boys had matching crushed velvet tuxedos. About this time disco took a bite out of the live music scene. An alternative to disco emerged on Market Street when the Carroll Creek Dam opened in 1978 with music seven days a week. This small venue, at 39 S. Market St., gave a stage to novice and seasoned musicians alike. A teenage Scott Ambush could often be seen. Ambush went on to join the internationally renowned jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra. The live music scene thrives to this day in Downtown Frederick with places such as Café Nola, the Cellar Door, Champions, and Vini Culture providing space for local acts. Fuzzy Match, Hard Swimmin’ Fish and Silent Old Mountains are the new names in a very old music scene.

+ Thanks to Ken Kerr for reporting on today’s music scene, and to David K. Hildebrand and his new publication, “Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio.” This book is available at Heritage Frederick, a nonprofit educational and cultural organization located at 24 E. Church St., Frederick. Heritage Frederick offers an exhibit on The Musical Traditions of Frederick County. For details, contact Mary Boswell at Heritage Frederick, at mboswell@ frederickhistory.org or 301-663-1188, ext. 107.

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R E A L E S TAT E \ \

WHAT DO REALTORS DO ALL DAY?

BY KAREN HIGHLAND, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, FREDERICK COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

A Realtor.com survey found that for every hour an agent spends in your presence, he or she will spend an average of nine hours out of eyesight, working on your behalf. Unlike many professions, in which people are paid hourly or are on a salary with weekly or bi-weekly paychecks, in most cases agents don’t get paid until the deal closes. In the meantime, they are doing a litany of tasks for weeks, sometimes months, to accomplish a successful real estate settlement. In today’s complicated real estate environment, those tasks are many. While each day is different, here’s some insight into the what, when, where and why in the day of a Realtor®. Knowing the Local Market Both buyer’s agents and seller’s agents must keep an ongoing understanding of the homes that are on the market, the homes that have recently sold, as well as the latest market statistics in every neighborhood, community and area in which they work. Proficient agents must know the market trends, such as how long homes are taking to sell, what the average and median prices are, how much sellers are getting in sales price, compared to their list price, and much more. Staying on top of the market takes hours of research, whether it’s combing the multiple list service daily to see what’s new on the market, or seeing what the sales prices were, or how much homes are selling for on average compared to their list price, or conducting numerous comparative market analyses (CMA). The inventory and data is changing every day and requires constant review.

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(CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission. Buying and selling real estate is complicated in 2017 and is governed by state and numerous jurisdictional contracts and addenda. Maryland contracts are upwards of 35 to 50 pages these days, depending on the jurisdiction. A Realtor® must stay aware and informed on all real estate laws and forms used in the process. In an effort to be a trusted adviser to their clients, Realtors® take hours of required continuing education every two years, as well as untold hours of non-accredited education to enhance their business acumen, and their skills. Real estate is one of the top industries affected by constantly advancing technologies. Today’s real estate agents must stay on top of the latest tools available to best serve their clients.

Communication and Follow-up

Market knowledge also requires that agents personally tour homes, whether through broker’s opens or a personal preview. Real estate agents must be familiar with nuances in home styles, floor plans, construction details, and more, to provide information to their buyers and their sellers. Knowledge of the lifestyle and amenities afforded by various neighborhoods and communities is crucial.

Much of a real estate agent’s day is spent in communicating. The mobile phone is a constant companion, with text messages, emails and old-fashioned phone calls an ever-present aspect of business. Whether communication comes from buyers, sellers, cooperating agents, lenders, title services, inspectors, office personnel or third-party vendors, communication and follow-up is vital in today’s on-demand world of business. It rarely, or never, ends at 5 p.m., Friday afternoon.

Knowing Real Estate Laws and Practices

Managing the Real Estate Process

To protect consumers, the Maryland Real Estate Commission has oversight of roughly 40,000 licensed real estate agents. Federal oversight includes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Buying and selling real estate is never an event, it’s a process. Like an orchestra, the real estate process has many moving parts and many human beings playing their parts. The Realtor® is the

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conductor. From the first connection with the homebuyer or home seller to the crescendo moment when they hand over the keys to the new home, the agent manages numerous aspects of the real estate transaction. There are literally hundreds of tasks that go into ensuring a successful outcome. Check out the following illustration:

divorce, new marriage, new baby, downsizing, change in job, relocation and many other positive and negative life changes. Because of this, Realtors® regularly find themselves in the role of manager, scheduler, concierge, researcher, paper-pusher, negotiator, coordinator, mediator, shrink/marriage counselor, child entertainer, messenger, problem-solver, and all-around chief cook and bottle washer, to name only a few. Local Realtors® offer buyers and sellers the benefit that comes from immersing themselves in every aspect of their local market every day of the year. To assure the best possible outcome in your real estate goals, take advantage of the expertise of a local qualified Realtor®.

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A Realtor® is a rare breed of business person, motivated to help people navigate through what is often the most complicated and expensive purchase of their lifetime. Buying or selling a home can be among the top stressful life events. Additionally, it is often accompanied by stressful life circumstances: new relationship,

A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and is guided by the standards of the Realtors® Code of Ethics. Local Realtors® are members of The Frederick County Association of Realtors® (FCAR), the Maryland Association of Realtors® (MAR) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). We are proud to serve our members and work to ensure professionalism in the industry, and to serve our community and work to protect homeownership and property rights

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HOUSING

REALTORS

Embrace Home Loans

The Residences At The Manor

Michelle Hodos

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30 W. Patrick St. Ste 300

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-360-9662 w embracehomeloans.com

141 Willowdale Dr.

Frederick, MD 21702

  O 301-662-3303 w theresidencesatthemanor.com

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Estate MAX & Mission Transition

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93 Monocacy Blvd.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 844-378-6291 w estatemax.net/missiontransition The Grove At Alban

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Frederick, MD

  O 855-513-7042

Tuscarora Creek Homes & Townhomes

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-620-9455

5301 Buckeystown Pk. Suite 250

Frederick, MD 21704

  O 301-644-1056 m michelle@yourtriphome.com w thehodosgroup.com Kristi Jacob Woods

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Frederick MD

  O 301-788-4236

Willowdale Crossing Apartment Homes

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150-A Willowdale Dr.

Frederick, MD 21702

  O 844-467-1356 m willowdale@bhmanagement.com w willowdalecrossing.com

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Jennifer Coates-Wang Associate Broker, GRI, SRS, MRP

Specializing in Frederick Real Estate!

351 Ballenger Center Drive. Ste. 201 Frederick, MD 21703 Team Office: 301-663-1113 Broker Office: 240-309-6000 Mobile: 240-578-3235 Website: www.thelandmarkgroup.us

Make the vision of your home a reality with your local lending team! Embrace Home Loans is your full-service lender for purchases and refinancing, specializing in FHA, VA, Conventional, Jumbo, USDA, Construction-to-Perm, and 203(k) & HomeStyle Renovation loans. Turn to us for all your lending needs, whether you’re looking for your first home, upgrading to your dream house, or looking for a vacation home or condo.

Give us a call today!

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Branch Manager NMLS ID # 486208 ph: 800.333.3004 x3289 c: 301.748.1694

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Charlene Johnson

Senior Loan Officer NMLS ID # 460981 ph: 800.333.3004 x3255 c: 240.674.6309

Frederick Office

30 West Patrick Street Suite 300 Frederick, MD 21701

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Make yourself at home As a resident, your needs are our first priority. Schedule your personal tour today. We look forward to welcoming you to the community you have been searching for.

Unique Historical Clubhouse • 24hr Fitness Center Historical Gardens • Billiard Room Cyber Cafe w/Complimentary Gourmet Coffee Creekside Picnic Area • Tot Lot • Tennis Court Business Center • Covered Parking Veranda w/Wi-Fi & Rocking Chairs Shimmering Swimming Pool w/2-Tier Sundeck Bark Park & NEW Indoor Pet Grooming Spa! Easy Access to Shopping & Commuter Highways

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Check out our communities in Frederick County today and see why we’re so successful.

Eastchurch

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Single-family homes with stunning architectural and interior details just 1.5 miles from downtown Frederick, Carroll Creek and the MARC Rail Station.

Spacious single-family homes with two- or three-car garages (per plan) in an amenity-filled community offering breathtaking views of Sugarloaf Mountain less than five miles from Urbana.

Innovative townhome-style living with on-site amenities, a planned town center and breathtaking pastoral and mountain views just off Rt. 340.

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CalAtlanticHomes.com No view is promised. Views may also be altered by subsequent development, construction and landscaping growth. Plans to build out this neighborhood as proposed are subject to change without notice. Prices, plans and terms are effective on the date of publication and subject to change without notice. Depictions of homes or other features are artist conceptions. Hardscape, landscape and other items shown may be decorator suggestions that are not included in the purchase price and availability may vary. This ad contains general information about a new home community in Maryland and it is not an offer or the solicitation of an offer for the purchase of a new home. This information is not directed to residents of any other state that requires registration or permit issuance prior to the publication of such information. MHBR #128. CAMA029


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NEW ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE Opens in Mount Airy Kristen Ellis and Lisa Yzaguirre met many years ago, when their children began attending the same Frederick-area preschool, and have been friends ever since. Their children are much older now, and their friendship has endured the test of time, and also the test of building a business together. Ellis and Yzaguirre recently celebrated the opening of their business, Enter Exit Escape, in Mount Airy. It’s an escape room experience, a live action game during which a group of players works together to look for clues and solve puzzles that will lead to their escape of the room. Each room is built on themes that are accessible to all, which was important to both women. “Our themes and rooms are not scary, they are interesting and fun, but they are challenging,” Ellis said. “Although everyone will have a grand time and a full experience, only some will escape with the glory of a completed mission.” Ellis and Yzaguirre were the 2016 winners of the Carroll Biz Challenge, and were awarded $5,000 toward opening Enter Exit Escape. In August, they opened their doors and welcomed the first players into their labor of love. “Our friendship has grown ever stronger since embarking on this business partnership,” Ellis said. “And we are both fortunate to have wonderfully supportive and helpful husbands and families who have encouraged us and been patient with us during this exciting, but challenging, journey.” We asked Ellis and Yzaguirre to tell us about the experience of opening Enter Exit Escape, and to share the challenges and successes of beginning their business. Q How would you describe your business to someone who knows nothing about it? A An escape room, in general, is a themed room filled with clues, codes and puzzles that a group of up to 10 adventurers must find, solve and put together in order to complete a mission before time runs out. Whether they complete their mission within the 60 minutes or not, we 24

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want our escapees to leave feeling like their experience was engaging, interactive, challenging, immersive, rewarding, exciting and memorable. We aim to provide a friendly atmosphere with top-notch customer service and high-quality games that will leave participants excited and ready for more. Our weekend customers include a wide variety of groups, from teams of friends, couples and families, to ladies or guys having a unique night out. Our weekday customers include groups of coworkers looking to have a valuable team-building experience, which may include a workshop led by a professional team-building facilitator. Our fully equipped conference room and tailored event space offers businesses, groups or teams a comprehensive, professional and unique performance improvement solution designed to provide benefits far beyond a thrilling escape room experience. Q Describe when and how your business got started — where did the idea come from? A Early in 2016, we were victorious in our first escape room mission. With a group that included individuals ages 12 to 72, we were thrilled to have found an activity that could engage and excite


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Q Why is the Frederick County region a great home for your business? A Frederick County is a lively area full of folks who are excited to try new things, engage with others and challenge themselves in a fun atmosphere. Residents are genuinely interested in getting to know local business owners and feel like they are a part of something personal and unique. Mount Airy lies on the eastern side of Frederick County, which is easy to access and boasts a whole host other great places to explore, including top-notch wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, hiking and walking areas and a vibrant downtown district. Some who book an escape room like to make a day of it.

three generations at once! We knew we wanted to bring this kind of unique fun to our hometown. We started working on the idea as an independently owned escape room venue in March 2016 and opened a year-and-a-half later in our beautiful new building in Mount Airy. Q What lessons have you learned in creating this business? A With all that goes into starting a small, independently owned business, we have learned the value of staying true to ourselves and networking with other amazing people and businesses in the region. The encouragement, support, and resources we have received and, in turn, shared with others, have been phenomenal and crucial. We believe our success lies in being active members of our community by positively impacting individuals and teams and working cooperatively with a variety of local partners to foster wellness and growth. We hope this goal shines through as customers engage with us and with the games we have created.

Q What are your backgrounds, including education and training, and how has that helped in starting this business? A With backgrounds in education and mental health, we have always worked to support people in being their best selves. Both of our families are longtime residents of Mount Airy, with more than 60 years combined! We are deeply invested in and active members of our community, continually looking for ways to help our region and its residents thrive. Given our passion for games and a desire to take on a new challenge in our own lives, the idea of opening an independent escape room took hold. We accessed every resource we could find for new businesses, including SCORE mentors, classes at FCC, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce networking events, entrepreneur trainings, online workshops and the advice of other escape room owners. We have been overwhelmed by how knowledgeable, welcoming and supportive everyone in the county has been.

+ Find this business: Enter Exit Escape • 1902 Back Acre Circle, Mt Airy • 301-703-5258 • enterexitescape.com

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HOME-SCHOOLING Offers Alternatives for Frederick Families BY DIANA MOTA

Parents of school-aged children choose home-schooling for a variety of reasons. For Wendy McLean, of Frederick, it just made sense and it fit well with her family’s life.

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Her husband’s job with the U.S. Army Crops of Engineers has meant multiple moves, but her children’s education has remained consistent. The mother of three has always home-schooled her children, now ages 14, 16 and 18. She initially made the decision after reading about how parents establish attachments with their children and then send them to a stranger to teach them. Intuitively, it did not make sense to her. “Home-schooling is a great responsibility,” McLean said, “but it’s never felt like a lot of work.” Each state has its own laws about home-schooling, McLean said. Under Maryland law, home-schooled children must receive “regular, thorough instruction during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public schools to children of the same age,” according to the Maryland State Department of Education website. At least 15 days prior to starting a program, parents or guardians must sign and submit to the local superintendent, or other designee, a Maryland State Department of Education form that indicates their consent to home instruction requirements. McLean considers Maryland requirements as “easy to follow,” she said. Twice each year, parents either meet with someone from the local school system or someone from a nonpublic school that holds a Certificate of Approval from the Maryland State Department of Education; a church-exempt nonpublic school; or an institution (education ministry) offering an educational program operated by a bona fide church organization. “It’s their choice,” McLean said. At the start of her school year, McLean presents her plans for each of her children to her designee and then at the end of the school year, she reviews with her what they did. “It proves we’re doing what we say we’re doing,” she said. To demonstrate what students do, parents maintain portfolios throughout the year for each of their children, McLean said. For

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example, her children’s portfolios may contain anything from examples of work to ticket stubs for an event they attended, she added. During the review process, if the designee deems a program as deficient, parents have 30 calendar days from receipt of the written notification to provide evidence that the deficiency has been or is being corrected, the state website states. Parents have a lot of flexibility and choices when it comes to selecting, delivering and using a curriculum or instructional materials. Some families mimic the regular school year, while others adjust schedules to accommodate their families, McLean said. Programs do not have to align with Maryland’s College- and CareerReady Standards, but certain subjects are mandatory, including English, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health and physical education. A quick search online will uncover so many options, McLean said. Parents can choose curriculum-in-a-box programs or develop their own using textbooks, unit studies, online courses, and other instructional materials or delivery methods. In addition, they can teach their children inside or outside their home, or arrange for individualized instruction delivered by


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another person. Regardless of how they deliver the program, they remain responsible for complying with state regulations. McLean somewhat follows an educational method and philosophy known as unschooling, where children learn through everyday experiences, including play, household responsibilities, personal interests or natural curiosity, she said. She develops her own lessons as well as participates in an educational co-op that “meets once a week and offers loads of classes for all ages,” she added. Co-op arrangements vary widely, McLean said. Some of them focus on particular subjects or interests. Regardless, the state website cautions that these arrangements “can supplement a program, but they cannot provide regular daily instruction to an organized group of students who are not in the same family because this may constitute an unapproved nonpublic school.” (For a list of some of the co-ops in the Frederick area, visit www. frederickhomeschooling.com/co-ops--groups.html.) Socialization has never been a concern, McLean said. If anything, her children’s interaction with others has not been limited to one type of socialization such as in a school setting, she explained.

If parents choose, their home-schoolers may participate in regularly scheduled standardized testing programs administered by the public school system. And upon acceptance and admittance, they may enroll in courses offered by accredited or unaccredited colleges. Similarly, they can participate in private school courses. In addition, students who meet Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association standards are allowed to “compete as a member of a private school sports team against MPSSAA member schools. Such participation, however, is at the discretion of the private school,” according to the state. Upon completion of a home-school program, secondary students will not receive a Maryland high school diploma, unless they successfully complete the General Educational Development (GED) test. “If a child is 16 years old or over, and is either participating in a home instruction program or has completed such a program, he or she may register for the GED test,” according to the state website. Other options for a high school diploma allow for parents or a supervising nonpublic school or institution to issue their own diplomas as long as it does not imply that it is a state diploma.

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EDUCATION throughout FREDERICK COUNTY COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Saint John’s Regional Catholic School

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8414 Oppossumtown Pk.

Frederick, MD 21702

Frederick Community College

Banner School

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7932 Opossumtown Pk.

Frederick, MD 21702

1730 N. Market St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-846-2400 w frederick.edu

  O 301-695-9320 w bannerschool.org

Hood College

Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center

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401 Rosemont Ave.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-696-3400 m admission@hood.edu w hood.edu Mount St. Mary’s University

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16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

  O 301-447-6122 m admissions@msmary.edu w msmary.edu Mount St. Mary’s University, Frederick Campus

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5350 Spectrum Dr.

Frederick, MD 21703

  O 301-682-8315 m inquiry@msmary.edu w msmary.edu Shepherd University

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301 N. King St.

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

  O 301-876-5000 w shepherd.edu

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1011 North Market St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-663-3427 w bethsholomfrederick.org Friends Meeting School

 Friends Meeting School is a premiere K-12 Quaker school which inspires students to change the world. Our confident and compassionate students, encouraged by passionate teachers, become inquisitive leaders who aim to Seek and Speak Truth and Love.

, Ijamsville, MD

  O 301-798-0288 w friendsmeetingschool.org Lucy School Arts-Integrated Curriculum

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9117 Frostown Rd.

Middletown, MD 21769

  O 301-293-1163 w lucyschool.com Mother Seton School

Small classes, hands-on learning, and a well-rounded curriculum are complimented by a beautiful natural setting adjoining the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who founded in 1810 the pioneering school that became Mother Seton School. Today we continue her mission to provide an excellent, affordable Catholic PK-Grade 8 education to all who seek it.

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100 Creamery Rd.

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

  O 301-447-3161 w mothersetonschool.org

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  O 301-662-6722 w sjrcs.org

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Frederick Adventist School (K–8)

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-0363 Frederick Christian Academy (K–12)

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-8990 The Goddard School (Pre-K–K)

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Frederick, MD

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Urbana, MD

  O 301-631-6699   O 240-699-0006 New Life Christian School (K–12)

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K, 3–8)

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Middletown, MD

  O 240-490-5479 St. John’s Catholic Prep High School (9–12)

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-4210 Visitation Academy (Pre-K–8)

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-2814


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

Educare Learning Center

Full-day, year-round child care program for children 8 weeks through school-age, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Additional part-time preschool program available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. during the school-year. Educare is MSDE Accredited, EXCELS Level 5, Approved Non-Public Educational Program (for 3-5 year olds), and Licensed (#65870).

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2538 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, MD

O 301-834-9007 w educatewithcare.com Frederick County Head Start

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Frederick County, MD

  O 301-600-1024 Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K

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Frederick County, MD

  O 301-644-5000

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

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5250 Kingsbrook Drive, Frederick

Myersville Elementary

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400 Central Ave., Brunswick

  O 240-236-2900 Carroll Manor Elementary

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5624 Adamstown Road, Adamstown

  O 240-236-3800 Centerville Elementary

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3601 Carriage Hill Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-0100 w education.fcps.org/ces Deer Crossing Elementary

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10601 Finn Drive, New Market

  O 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary

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300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

  O 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary

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9525 Glade Road, Walkersville

  O 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary

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11501 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia

  O 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary

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1285 Hillcrest Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-3200 Kemptown Elementary

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3456 Kemptown Church Road, Monrovia

  O 240-236-3500 w education.fcps.org/kes

Liberty Elementary

fcps.org/boe

Main Administrative Office

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191 S. East St., Frederick

  O 301-644-5000 (General Information) w fcps.org

Monocacy Elementary

Brunswick Elementary

Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban

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403 Franklin St., Middletown

  O 240-566-0200 w education.fcps.org/mps

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Lewistown Elementary

Frederick County Board of Education

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  O 240-236-2500 w education.fcps.org/bces

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)   O 301-696-6910

Middletown Primary (grades K–2)

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11119 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-3750

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11820 Liberty Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1800 Lincoln Elementary

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200 Madison St., Frederick

  O 240-236-2650 Middletown Elementary (grades 3–5)

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201 E. Green St., Middletown

  O 240-236-1100

7421 Hayward Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1400

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429 Main St., Myersville

  O 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

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93 W. Main St., New Market

  O 240-236-1300 w education.fcps.org/nmes/ New Midway Elementary School (grades 3–5)

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12226 Woodsboro Pike, Keymar

  O 240-236-1500 North Frederick Elementary

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1010 Fairview Ave., Frederick

  O 240-236-2000 Oakdale Elementary

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5830 Oakdale School Road, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-3300 Orchard Grove Elementary

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5898 Hannover Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-2400 w education.fcps.org/oges/ Parkway Elementary

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300 Carroll Parkway, Frederick

  O 240-236-2600 Sabillasville Elementary

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16210-B Sabillasville Road, Sabillasville

  O 240-236-6000 Spring Ridge Elementary

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9051 Ridgefield Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-1600 Thurmont Elementary (grades 3–5)

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805 East Main St., Thurmont

  O 240-236-0900 Thurmont Primary (grades Pre-K–2)

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7989 Rocky Ridge Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-2800 w education.fcps.org/tps

Tuscarora Elementary

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6321 Lambert Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-0000 w education.fcps.org/tues

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ABOUT FCPS

Twin Ridge Elementary

2016–17 Enrollment

> 41,378

  O 240-236-2300 w education.fcps.org/tres

Enrollment Growth in Past Year

Urbana Elementary

> 658 students, biggest single-year increase since 2001 Graduation Rate

> 92% Employees

> 5,787, of which nearly 3,000 are teachers (fulltime equivalent positions) Student Demographics

> 62% White, 16% Hispanic of any race, 12% Black or African American, 5% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

> 26.6% Eligible for free or reduced-price school meals (about 11,000)

> 10% Receiving Special Education services (about 4,200)

> 6% Families for whom English is not the primary language (about 2,400) Per Pupil Expenditure

> $13,003 per year (2015–16) Combined SAT Scores (2016)

> 1,456 Maryland, 1,484 U.S.,

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1106 Leafy Hollow Circle, Mount Airy

3554 Urbana Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-2200 w education.fcps.org/ues Valley Elementary

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3519 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson

  O 240-236-3000 w education.fcps.org/ves Walkersville Elementary

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83 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-1000 Waverley Elementary

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201 Waverley Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-3900 w education.fcps.org/waves Whittier Elementary

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2400 Whittier Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-3100 w education.fcps.org/whes Wolfsville Elementary

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12520 Wolfsville Road, Myersville

  O 240-236-2250

New Market Middle

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125 W. Main St., New Market

  O 240-236-4600 w education.fcps.org/nmms Oakdale Middle

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9840 Old National Pike, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

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408 E. Main St., Thurmont

  O 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle

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3511 Pontius Court, Ijamsville

  O 240-566-9200 w education.fcps.org/ums Walkersville Middle

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55 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

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515 W. Patrick St., Frederick

  O 240-236-4000 w education.fcps.org/wfms Windsor Knolls Middle

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11150 Windsor Road, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-5000 w education.fcps.org/wkms

1,558 Frederick County

Woodsboro Elementary (grades Pre-K–2)

FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS

Advanced Placement (2016)

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Brunswick High

> 4,462 tests taken, with 72% of scores

101 Liberty Road, Woodsboro

  O 240-236-3700

qualifying for college credit

Yellow Springs Elementary

36 Elementary Schools, Grades

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Kindergarten–5

> All provide full-day kindergarten > Pre-kindergarten is offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13 Middle Schools, Grades 6–8 10 High Schools, Grades 9–12, and a Virtual (Online) School Program

> Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide

> HeatherRidge 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. School Bus Riders

> 30,000+

8717 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1700 w education.fcps.org/yses

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

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5525 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

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301 Cummings Drive, Brunswick

  O 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

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7100 Foxcroft Drive, Frederick

14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-8100 Frederick High

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650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick

  O 240-236-7000 Gov. Thomas Johnson High

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1501 N. Market St., Frederick

  O 240-236-8200 w education.fcps.org/gtjhs Linganore High

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12013 Old Annapolis Road, Frederick

  O 240-566-9700

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1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard, Frederick

  O 240-236-4900

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Free and reduced-price meals available to families with limited ability to pay (For details, call 301-644-5061, visit fcps.org/meals or contact the child’s school.)

 ,

Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle

> 12,500 lunches, about 6,200 breakfasts

*

Catoctin High

Middletown High

Middletown Middle

> Elementary: $2.25 lunch, $1.45 breakfast > Middle/High: $2.50 lunch, $1.70 breakfast

101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick

  O 240-236-8600

  O 240-566-9000

Meals Served Daily

Meal Cost*

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100 Martha Mason St., Middletown

  O 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle

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8009 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-4700 w education.fcps.org/moms

200 Schoolhouse Drive, Middletown

  O 240-236-7400 w education.fcps.org/mhs Oakdale High

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5850 Eaglehead Drive, Ijamsville

  O 240-566-9400 w education.fcps.org/ohs Tuscarora High

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5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-6400


// E D U C AT I O N Urbana High

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

The Jefferson School

Walkersville High

  O 301-898-3587 w fc4htrp.org

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

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

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 ,

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-7600 81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-7200

FCPS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

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A Down Syndrome Advocacy group in Frederick County

w

friendsoffredco.org

2940 Point of Rocks Road, Jefferson

  O 240-315-0200 Maryland School for the Deaf

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101 Clarke Place, Frederick

  O 301-360-2000

TDD: 301-360-2001

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msd.edu

7215 Corporate Court, Frederick

  O 301-663-7970 w education.fcps.org/ccmpcs Frederick Classical Charter School

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8445 Spires Way, Frederick

  O 240-236-1200 w frederickclassicalcharterschool.org Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

 ,

217 Dill Ave., Frederick

  O 301-668-5013 w education.fcps.org/mvmpcs

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS Adult Education/ Flexible Evening High

  O 240-236-8450 w education.fcps.org/flex/fehs

Career and Technology Center

 ,

7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-8500 w education.fcps.org/ctc Earth and Space Science Lab

 ,

210 Madison St., Frederick

  O 240-236-2694 w education.fcps.org/essl

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES w

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SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Enroll Today!

The ARC of Frederick County

  O 301-663-0909 w arcfc.org

Frederick County Special Olympics

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somd.org/frederick-county

Pre-K3 through 8th Grade

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MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Offers Vital Services to Frederick BY KATE BURKE, DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING DIRECTOR, MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF FREDERICK COUNTY

Mental health matters: Nothing does more to shape the course of our lives. Our mental health empowers us to connect with others, and to become the people we want to be: good friends, family members, colleagues and neighbors.

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Since 1965, the Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA), a private, nonprofit organization, has been a leader in providing mental health services to our community. MHA’s Counseling Services program provides accessible and affordable mental health services to Frederick County residents. Most clients served have no health insurance and have low or moderate income. MHA therapists provide services in a confidential and supportive environment for issues such as: • Depression • Anxiety disorders • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD) • Anger management • Child behavior issues • Couples/marital issues • Life transitions or trauma MHA’s Counseling Services’ goal continues to be providing critically needed individual, couple, and family services in a timely and effective manner. In 2016, to better serve the Frederick community’s needs, MHA added a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Clients are covered by Medical Assistance, Medicare or may access MHA’s sliding scale fee, which is based on annual household income and family size. Client fees, along with public grants and private donations, help fund this vital program. Counseling Services also serves as a clinical field placement for graduate students training to be mental health professionals.

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+ Fast Facts: Mental Health Association of Frederick County, 226 S. Jefferson St., Frederick All ages served. Open 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., weekdays; evening hours by appointment. Call 301-663-6135 to schedule an appointment Payment/Insurance Accepted: Medicaid and Medicare. Commercial insurance is not currently accepted; however, sliding scale payments are accepted.

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MHA’s programs, including Counseling Services, prepare resilient children, secure vulnerable families and help people face crises together. Many family and life situations present pressing challenges that affect everyone in them. MHA programs meet you wherever you are in life—from before birth to old age.

Experiencing a crisis?

Good mental health is about more than one person, it’s about everyone you see every day. It’s about all of us. Saving lives, saving families and making our community whole that’s MHA.

MHA’s 24-Hour Call center provides a caring and compassionate voice and offers information and referral, and support and crisis intervention. Call 211 or 866-411-6803.

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MHA’s Walk-in Behavioral Health provides FREE, immediate, face-to face support for anyone experiencing a non-life threatening emotional, mental, family or relationship crisis. Walk-in is open noon to 8 p.m., weekdays; and noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.


Radha Nathan, M.D., F.A.A.P. Evelyn G. Clarence, M.D., F.A.A.P. Sheetal Dhote, M.D., F.A.A.P. Bophany Chea, M.D., F.A.A.P. Brian Swinton, M.D. Kari Pratt, C.R.N.P. Maravanna Chan, C.R.N.P. Wendi Trabilsy, C.R.N.P. Patricia Duley, C.R.N.P. Brittany Henry, P.A.

FREDERICK (TJ) OFFICE 87 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 101, Frederick, MD 21702 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–7pm (6pm in summer); Walk-Ins 8–9am Saturday, 9am–noon (by appointment only, no walk-ins) PHONE: 301-694-0606 BALLENGER CREEK OFFICE 6550 Mercantile Drive, Suite 106, Frederick, MD 21703 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm; Walk-ins 8–9am PHONE: 301-668-6347 MOUNT AIRY OFFICE 1311 South Main Street, Suite 304, Mount Airy, MD 21771 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm; Walk-ins 8–9am PHONE: 301-829-6146 URBANA OFFICE 3500 Campus Drive, Suite D, Urbana, MD 21704 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm; Walk-ins 8–9am PHONE: 301-874-6107

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DENTISTS Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates Dr. David Hasson Dr. Allison Green Dr. Stuart Sheer

 ,

602 Center St.

Mt. Airy, MD 21771

  O 301-829-6588 w mtairysmiles.com

FMH Center For Diabetes & Nutrition Services

FMH Rose Hill

 ,

1562 Opossumtown Pk.

7211 Bank Ct., Suite 240

Frederick, MD 21703

FMH Crestwood

FMH Urbana

 ,

7211 Bank Ct.

Frederick, MD 21703

  O 240-215-1420 FMH Home Health Services

  O 240-566-3568

 , Mt. Airy, MD 21771

1502 S. Main St.

 ,

Mt. Airy Plaza

Mt. Airy, MD 21771

  O 301-829-5888 FMH Immediate Care Oak St.

 ,

850 Oak St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-698-8374 BIOMAT USA

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-360-2400 Frederick Memorial Hospital System (FMH) Main Campus

 ,

400 W. 7th St.

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Frederick, MD 21701

General Information

  O 240-566-3300

FMH Mt. Airy

 ,

Mt. Airy Plaza

1502 South Main St. Mt. Airy, MD 21771

  O 301-829-5800 X-Ray and Imaging Services

  O 301-829-5830 Rehabilitation Services

  O 301-829-5880 FMH ProMotion Fitness +

TTY: 240-566-3700

 ,

Emergency Room

  O 240-215-1470

  O 240-566-3500

7211 Bank Ct., Suite 220

Frederick, MD 21703

TTY: 240-566-3592

FMH Preventative Cardiology and Rehabilitation

Patient Information

 ,

  O 240-566-3380 The Birth Place

400 W. 7th St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 240-566-3229

  O 240-566-3534

FMH Psychiatric Services

Volunteer Services

Frederick, MD 21701

 ,

400 W. 7th St.

  O 240-566-3567

  O 240-566-3904

FMH Advanced Skin & Wound Care

FMH Therapy Center

 ,

Frederick, MD 21701

400 W. 7th St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 240-566-3840

 ,

501 West 7th St.

Radiation Oncology

  O 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy

  O 301-694-5580

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SENIOR SERVICES

Frederick, MD 21702

  O 240-566-3100

FMH Immediate Care Mt. Airy

MEDICAL CENTERS

Rose Hill Plaza

  O 240-215-1474

Scott, Pitrone, Sorkin & Jarvic

  O 301-829-1660

 ,

 ,

3430 Worthington Blvd.

Frederick, MD 21704

  O 301-874-2163 FMH Wellness Center

 ,

Francis Scott Key Mall

5500 Buckeystown Pk. Frederick, MD 21703

  O 240-379-6000 240-379-6010

Holistic Health Associates Acupuncture, Massage, Nutrition

 ,

603-B W. Patrick St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-620-1414 w hhamd.com Hospice of Frederick County

 ,

516 Trail Ave., Suite C

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 240-566-3030 The Parkway Neuroscience And Spine Institute, Llc Hagerstown Office

 ,

17 Western Maryland Parkway,

Suite 100 Hagerstown, MD 21740

  O 301-797-9240 w pnsi.org Neil P. O’Malley, M.D., FACS Brian Holmes, M.D., FACS Charles J. Winters, M.D., FAANS Cheunju Chen, M.D. Ali I. Khawaja, M.D. Rehan Waheed, D.O, J.D. Omobonike Olowosuko, D.O. Juliet Gyebi-Foster, M.D., DABA Thomas Larkin, M.D. Michael Jacobs, M.D.

 Frederick Office  , 194 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite C

Frederick, MD 21702

  O 301-797-9240 w pnsi.org Rehan Waheed, D.O, J.D. Ali I. Khawaja, M.D. Charles J. Winters, M.D., FAANS Omobonike Olowosuko, D.O. Juliet Gyebi-Foster, M.D., DABA

Senior Helpers In-Home Senior Care Agency

 ,

Rockville, MD

 ,

Eldersburg, MD

 ,

Silver Spring, MD

  O 301-590-1234   O 410-692-8991   O 301-592-1611 w SeniorHelpers.com Brooklawn Apartments

 ,

1001 Carroll Pkwy.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-663-6115 w oconnellseniorliving.com/ brooklawn-apartments welcome.html

Frederick County Health Department

 ,

350 Montevue Ln.

Frederick, MD 21702

  O 301-600-1029 Vindobona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

 ,

6012 Jefferson Blvd.

Frederick, MD 21703

  O 301-371-7160 w thevindobona.com Vindobona is a licensed 65bed nursing and rehabilitation facility located in the picturesque community of Braddock Heights, Maryland. We offer skilled nursing, post-hospital rehabilitation services, wound care, long-term care and respite stays. Warm and personalized care is delivered in a home-like setting.


REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

 ,

Rockville, MD

  O 240-864-6000 Brook Lane Health Services

 ,

Hagerstown, MD

  O 301-733-0330

1-800-342-2992

Carroll County General Hospital

 ,

Westminster, MD

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 240-566-3300 Frederick Surgical Center

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-694-3400 Georgetown University Hospital

 ,

Washington, D.C.

  O 202-444-2000 The Gettysburg Hospital

 ,

Gettysburg, PA

  O 717-334-2121

  O 410-848-3000

Good Samaritan Hospital

Children’s National Medical Center

  O 410-532-8000

 ,

Washington, D.C.

  O 202-884-5000

1-800-787-0021

 ,

Baltimore, MD

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

 ,

Baltimore, MD

  O 443-849-2000

Silver Spring, MD

  O 301-754-7000 Johns Hopkins Medical Center

 ,

Baltimore, MD

  O 1-800-455-6467 Mercy Medical Center

 ,

Baltimore, MD

  O 410-332-9000 Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

 ,

Baltimore, MD

  O 410-578-8600 Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

 ,

Rockville, MD

  O 301-251-4500 Saint Agnes Hospital

 ,

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

 ,

Rockville, MD

  O 301-279-6000 Sheppard Pratt Services at FMH

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 240-566-3990 Washington Adventist Hospital

 ,

Takoma Park, MD

  O 301-891-7600 Washington County Hospital Association

 ,

Hagerstown, MD

  O 301-790-8000 Washington Hospital Center

 ,

Washington, D.C.

  O 202-877-7000

Baltimore, MD

  O 410-368-6000

Comprehensive Pediatric Care Seven Offices to Better Serve You Convenient Office Hours Including Nights & Weekends Telephone Advice From Our Nurses During Office Hours Online Referral & Prescription Refill Requests Available Committed to Patient Service & Satisfaction 1475 Taney Ave • Frederick | 610 Solarex Ct • Frederick 504 E. Ridgeville Blvd, Ste 101 • Mt. Airy | 9093 Ridgefield Dr • Frederick 3020 B Ventrie Ct • Myersville | 3430 Worthington Blvd #204 • Urbana

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I treat 200 cancer patients each year. Dr. Susan Bahl is a

For Dr. Bahl, treating breast cancer is more than treating

breast surgeon and

the patient—it’s treating their entire family, too. With

the medical director at Monocacy Health Partners Center for Breast Care.

her compassionate approach to patient care and Frederick Regional Health System’s affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Bahl and the oncology team are one step closer to reaching their goal: ending cancer.

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SOAR AIMS TO HELP Older Fredericktonians SOAR, Supporting Older Adults through Resources, Inc., formed its board through a desire to make a difference in the lives of seniors in Frederick County who are having challenges meeting their basic needs. These challenges may be financial, may be access to needed resources, and may be education as to what is available to older adults, their families, and caregivers, to help ease those burdens. SOAR’s mission is to provide financial assistance to older adults in Frederick County, to help meet their essential needs in a confidential, respectful and dignified manner.

and other equipment has been purchased, and an equipment closet allows SOAR to donate gently used home medical equipment to seniors to help with functioning more independently and safely

Seniors are the largest growing population in our community and the limited number of resources for seniors without the finances to meet their own needs is even greater than most can imagine. Many older adults who have served our country, communities and families in countless ways now struggle to meet their basic needs. The members of SOAR pledge to help alleviate those burdens.

SOAR, in essence, bridges the gap of services and makes a difference every day in Frederick County.

+ To apply for services, call 240-575-9665 or apply online at www. soarfrederick.org.

SOAR’s purpose is to: • Provide much-needed support to vulnerable seniors to help them obtain unmet essential needs such as physician-ordered medications, transportation, food and in-home support. • Assist as many seniors as possible with connections to services in our community. • Provide resources, support and education to families and caregivers of seniors in need. • Be a voice that encourages the community to come together to make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable older adults. SOAR assists anyone who is a Frederick County, Maryland resident, aged 65 and older, with a monthly income of $2,100 for an individual, or $3,000 for a couple. SOAR volunteers and board members work tirelessly to match the needs requests with an organization currently providing that service. SOAR then attempts to work with the organization to determine if the service can be done free, at a reduced rate, or SOAR pays the organization for performing the needed service to a senior in need in Frederick County. The members of SOAR are proud to have helped the homeless to be re-housed, relocated seniors living in sub-par conditions to a safe environment, paid for countless medications, purchased grocery gift cards for food, obtained in home care (short-term) and paid for utility bills to keep seniors warm. SOAR has also completed countless home modifications for safety to include obtaining and installing stair lifts, ramps, grab bars, and replaced stairs in homes for safety. The program has also obtained beds when a few seniors were without a bed to sleep on and obtained lift chairs for those needing the added assistance getting up and down. Dentures, glasses, hearing aids, 38

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Frederick County Department of Aging is proud to be your Maryland Access Point (MAP)

MAP Serves

MAP Provides

» Older adults » Information » Adults with disabilities » Assistance » Family members » Resources » Referrals and caregivers who » Options counseling support them

MAP is located at the Frederick County Department of Aging 1440 Taney Avenue Frederick, MD 21702 Telephone: 301.600.1605 Maryland Relay: 711 www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/Aging www.MarylandAccessPoint.info

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Find A Fall Commuting Alternative with TransIT RIDESHARE

BY KENDALL TIFFANY, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, TRANSIT SERVICES OF FREDERICK COUNTY

Each year, commuters find some relief from commuting stress during summer months, when more people are on vacation and the roads are clearer. So, September traffic may come with shock as people get back into the hustle and bustle of a new school year and everything that comes with it. Studies conducted within the Washington, D.C., region show time spent in traffic will jump from 15 percent of your commute to 45 percent from late summer to early fall. To limit September shock with your commute, start planning for alternatives. Here’s a quick guide to assist you in finding the best alternative to driving alone. iSTOCKPHOTO.COM / STEFANOLUNARDI

1. MARC Train – This train conveniently connects Frederick County residents to Washington, D.C. and many points in between. The Brunswick Line has 9 departure times from Frederick County in the morning, with 10 return trips to Frederick County in the evening. TransIT Services of Frederick County has two Meet-the-MARC bus routes to help connect riders from the Point of Rocks MARC station to Frederick and Walkersville. 2. MTA Commuter Bus – This bus runs three different routes from Frederick County to the Shady Grove Metro Station and points as far east as College Park. The three routes from Frederick County are the 505, 515 and 204, with multiple departure and return trip times available for commuters. 3. Vanpools & Carpools – Commuter Connections provides a free ride-matching database for commuters to find carpools commuting to the same location during similar hours. Larger groups of commuters with similar commute patterns can set up a vanpool to get to and from work. New vanpools departing from or arriving in Frederick County are eligible for a financial incentive for any unused seats for the first year of operation. If any of these options will not work for you, then try to work with your employer to see if flexible scheduling is available to avoid peak commute times or telework at home a few days each week.

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All current schedules and listed information can be found on TransIT’s website under Commuter Assistance at www. frederickcountymd.gov/transit. Don’t forget, if you take public transit or carpool at least twice each week, you are eligible for “Guaranteed Ride Home,” a ride free service up to four times per year available to commuters to get you home in cases of illness, family emergency or unscheduled overtime.

+ For more information on alternative commutes or for assistance on commute planning, contact TransIT Rideshare by calling 301600-RIDE or e-mail transitrideshare@frederickcountymd.gov.


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Local neighborhood American restaurant and bar, serving up fresh soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees. We also serve hand tossed Mamma Lucia Pizza and made from scratch breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays until 2pm.

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3531 John Simmons St. • Frederick, MD 21704

ATouchOfClassLimousines.com 301-698-2650

Atlanticgrilleurbana.com • Atlanticgrille@aol.com

301-810-5220


HOURS: MON-THURS: 11:30am-8:30pm | FRI-SAT: 11:30AM-10PM | SUN: 12-8PM 9 E. patrick st., frederick, md 21701

301-663-1036

www.sabordecubarestaurant.com

JOIN US!

Mondays

Half-price Bottles of Wine All Day

NOW OPEN

Tini-Tuesdays! $5.99 Martinis Served All Day

Café Roma

COURTESY OF MICHAEL WEDDLE/REMOTELY FILMED

12166 Darnestown Road | Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301-977-4600 | www.caferomarestaurant.com

LUNCH SPECIALS Insalata la Toscanella $11.99 Rainbow Trout ............... $12.99 Combo Pasta .................... $11.99 Chicken Fiorentina ....... $10.99 Veal Margherita ........... $11.99 Pasta Portobello ........... $11.99 Chicken Il Porto ............ $10.99

200 S. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 301.620.7480 245 Muddy Branch Road Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301.590.0735

Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ COURTESY OF HERITAGE FREDERICK

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SPECIALTY FOOD SHOPS Give Frederick Flavor

BY MELISSA JOSEPH MUNTZ, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, VISIT FREDERICK

It is no secret that Frederick County is full of delicious restaurants, but it may surprise you to learn that the area is also full of great places to take food home with you. From specialty items found across the country to treats that are made right here in our backyard, you are going to love what you taste here in Frederick. Check out these five specialty food shops and see for yourself. Lebherz Oil and Vinegar Emporium 214 N. Market St., Frederick | loveoliveoilvinegar.com L.O.V.E. offers more than 50 varieties of oil and vinegar, ranging from black truffle oil to jalapeño white vinegar. The shop encourages visitors to sample anything that sounds good and their friendly staff is happy to offer guidance, if needed. It is truly amazing what a difference cooking with fresh oil and vinegar can make. Take home a bottle or two of your favorites, or the shop can package up several for you to give as gifts.

The Perfect Truffle

25 N. Market St., Frederick | theperfecttruffle.com

Zoe’s Chocolate Co.

121A N. Market St., Frederick | zoeschocolate.com Anyone with a sweet tooth is going to enjoy these two shops. The Perfect Truffle creates chocolates from scratch in their open kitchen while onlookers witness the magic. Gift boxes can be custom filled and personalized to suit any taste.

With three generations of chocolate making experience, the owners of Zoe’s Chocolate Co. work with fresh and sustainable ingredients to create chocolates, toffee, candies and more. The creative chocolate bars here are to die for.

McCutcheon’s Factory Store

13 S. Wisner St., Frederick | mccutcheons.com/ factory-store/ Since 1938, this producer of fine fruit products has been perfecting locally made delicious goods. Nothing says homegrown like a farm fresh jar of McCutcheon’s apple butter. Preserves, jellies, nuts, juice blends, dressings, honey, cider, hot sauces and gift baskets are all available here. This shop always has something new and different to offer, so it is well worth visiting often. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF VISIT FREDERICK

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Gravel & Grind

124 S. Carroll St., Frederick | gravelandgrind.com This unique shop specializes in artisan coffee and bicycles. The front counter features a pour-over bar where you can order up single-origin coffee, classic espresso or locally sourced tea. The coffee is Native Shade Grown Peruvian Single Estate Coffee and it is batch-roasted in small quantities. Available by the cup or in a 12 oz. bag, it’s always on the menu along with two other single origin coffees from like-minded craft roasters. If you love any kind of bicycling, you’re bound to find some great products for sale and you can even rent bikes to explore Frederick. 

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Firestone’s Market on Market

113 N. Market St., Frederick | firestonesrestaurant.com/ market-on-market/about-market-on-market/ This neighborhood gourmet market offers fresh-baked bread, artisan cheeses, wine and beer and loads of other tasty foods. This is a great place to try something you’ve never heard of before or something you’ve had your eye on but weren’t quite sure about. Whether you are planning to cook a meal at home, bring someone a gift or just need a fresh, warm sandwich for lunch, Firestone’s Market is not to be missed. (Be sure to try the pastrami.)

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF VISIT FREDERICK

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Advancing and investing in a vibrant and cohesive


Arts community for the people of Frederick County.


“Its All Yours” Exclusivity at The Lodges When was your last off site training, development or strategic planning mee�ng? If it’s been a while, it’s �me to consider a Lodges road trip!

Boost produc�vity and moral by hos�ng a retreat for your company O�� �����

Use of our 63 well manicured, rolling acres Picturesque views of the Ge�ysburg ba�leeld and valley Complete uninterrupted privacy (unlike a tradi�onal hotel) 6,300 square feet of versa�le space across ve beau�ful rooms State of the art audio visual services Secure high speed DSL and wireless internet Full service food and beverage op�ons Private lodging with upscale hotel ameni�es Onsite Tavern for a�er mee�ng enjoyment Hiking trails, Stocked lake for catch & release shing Team building ac�vi�es and Leadership training Hot Air balloon excursions by the US Hot Air Balloon Team

Fuel Productivity The Carriage House culinary team will mo�vate your group with customized menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our highly trained, dedicated event planners work with you to create the perfect retreat genera�ng the outcome you envisioned. The overnight private accommoda�ons/lodges offer superior ameni�es combined with a serene atmosphere to ensure a great nights sleep, bringing out the best in your group.

Beautiful Space to Inspire Your Team Whether your group is for a day�me mee�ng or an overnight retreat from 2 to 200 people, we have the perfect packages for you. Stop in or call any�me, we would love to discuss the endless possibili�es of hos�ng your next successful mee�ng. 685 Camp Ge�ysburg Road, Ge�ysburg, PA 17325 Call us Toll-Free at (877) 607-2442

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Happy Holidays from our home to yours! Looking for an affordable way to reward and celebrate the holiday with your employees? Maybe you will be looking for a night out to escape the hustle and bustle of shopping. Whatever the case may be, come to the Lodges at Ge�ysburg for some holiday fun!

Explore, Shop and Stay at The Lodges at GeƩysburg this year Our town is full of great bou�que shops as well as a large outlet mall for your holiday needs. We have great overnight packages to help you relax a�er you have spent the day shopping. Wind down in a private lodge, have a glass of hot cider or wine in our Tavern or we can suggest a restaurant for you to enjoy a nice evening out.

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Affordable holiday par�es and gatherings Fes�ve holiday décor Customized menus to match your budget Professional, hospitable team 45 Guest lodges and suites Great lodge rates to spend the night Stunning views of Ge�ysburg Full service food and beverage

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Cooking Classes for all ages

Have fun, learn new techniques, try new foods, make it a date night, perfect a dish, cook like a pro... and we’ll clean up the mess! Cooking classes are held at the Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen. For an upcoming schedule, visit www.recreater.com or call 301-600-2936

Use code FGCOOK17 and get 30% off. Offer expires 12/31/17. Limit one per customer.

meanderings DISTINCTIVE STYLE, FABULOUS GIFTS!

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STRETCH YOURSELF IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming

healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging.

For more than a workout. For a better us.

YMCA OF FREDERICK COUNTY DOWNTOWN Y 1000 North Market Street Frederick • 301-663-5131

GREEN VALLEY Y 11791 Fingerboard Road Monrovia • 301-607-6900

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ART CENTERS & GALLERIES Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-698-0656

DINING Golden Corral

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Frederick, MD

The Wine Kitchen

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50 Carroll Creek Way #160

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-663-6968 w thewinekitchen.com

Edgeworks Knife & Supply

Monocacy Crossing

  O 800-520-0321 w edgeworksonline.com

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-9656 Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

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Lovettsville, VA

  O 540-822-9017 Sabor De Cuba

 ,

9 E. Patrick St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-663-1036 w sabordecubarestaurant.com Sumittra Thai Cuisine

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-668-2303 The Carriage House Inn Restaurant & Catering

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200 S. Seton Ave.

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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200 N. Market St.

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4424A Urbana Pk.

Frederick, MD 21704

MUSEUMS

Vini Culture Wine Bar & Cafe

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Frederick, Maryland

  O 301-695-2816

LODGING Best Western

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  O 301-663-0704 w voilaspecialteas.com

SPECIALTY FOODS

420 Prospect Blvd.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-695-6200 w bestwesternfrederick.com Days Inn

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10 N. Market St.

Frederick, MD 21701

Hillside Turkey Farm

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30 Elm St.

Thurmont, MD 21788

685 Camp Gettysburg Rd.

  O 717-642-2500 w gettysburgaccommodations.com

SALONS & SPAS

Other Voices Theatre at the Performing Arts Factory

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244 B S. Jefferson St.

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-662-3722 w othervoicestheatre.org

Middletown, MD 21769

Mystique Color Salon

  O 301-371-4433 w themaincuprestaurant.com

Big Cork Vineyards

Frederick, MD 21701

 ,

Frederick, MD

8303 River Run Rd.

The Frederick County Historical Society

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-1188

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Brunswick, MD

  O 301-834-7100

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Jefferson, MD

  O 301-791-4767

  O 301-810-5740

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-668-2086

George Alfred Townsend Museum

The Lodges at Gettysburg Gettysburg, PA 17325

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THEATRE COMPANY

Frederick, MD 21704

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Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum

Brunswick Railroad Museum

5646 Buckeystown Pk.

  O 301-694-6600 w daysinn.com/frederick

Frederick, MD

  O 301-600-4047

  O 301-271-2728 w hillsideturkey.com

The Main Cup

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4236 Main St.

Rohrersville, MD 21779

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-1864 Rose Hill Manor Children's Museum

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-600-1650 Schifferstadt Architectural Museum Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-3885 Seton Shrine Center

  O 301-662-0212 w hairsalonfrederick.com

  O 301-302-8032 w bigcorkvineyards.com

Six East Street Hair Salon & Spa

Elk Run Vineyard & Winery

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Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Roger Brooke Taney House Museum

  O 410-775-2513 w elkrun.com

  O 301-663-7880

Frederick, MD

  O 301-698-0800

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  O 301-831-5889 w linganorewines.com

Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

VINEYARDS & WINERIES

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Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Voila! In Frederick Special Teas & Other Goodness

Alazzo Med Spa

14 W. Main St.

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  O 301-846-4204 w monocacycrossing.com

  O 301-447-2366 w carriagehouseinn.info

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Linganore Winecellars

Frederick, MD 21701

  O 301-662-5922 Lazy Fish Asian & Sushi Bistro

SHOPPING

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15113 Liberty Rd.

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Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-6606

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ACTIVITIES & SPORTS COUNTYWIDE

Frederick Ski Club

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-694-9400 Girl Scouts

Adventure Park USA

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Monrovia, MD

  O 301-662-5106

  O 301-865-6800

Middletown Rec Center

Boy Scouts

  O 301-566-0222

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Thurmont, MD

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Middletown, MD

  O 301-600-1646

Oakdale Rec Center

Catoctin Rec Center

  O 301-600-1359

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Thurmont, MD

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Ijamsville, MD

  O 301-600-1358

Tuscarora Rec Center

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

  O 240-566-0025

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Thurmont, MD

  O 301-271-4922

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Frederick, MD

YMCA

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-5131

Centerville Rec Center

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-600-1646 Deer Crossing Rec Center

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New Market, MD

  O 301-865-1769 Fountain Rock Rec Center

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Walkersville, MD

301-898-1460

Frederick City Rec Department

 ,

Frederick, MD

301-600-1492

Frederick County Parks and Rec

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-600-1646 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

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Frederick, MD

  O 240-215-4040

SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED Baltimore Chapter – Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS)

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Baltimore, MD

  O 410-771-4606 Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

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Frederick, MD

  O 410-266-5722 Disabled Sports USA

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Rockville, MD

  O 301-217-0960 Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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Baltimore, MD

  O 301-825-5359

NATIONAL PARKS

Fort Frederick State Park

Appalachian Trail

Gambrill State Park – Tea Room

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Big Pool, MD

  O 301-842-2155

Harper’s Ferry, W.V.

  O 304-535-6331

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Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors' Center

Gathland State Park

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Thurmont, MD

Greenbrier State Park

C & O Canal National Park

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Williamsport, MD

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-477-1000 Shenandoah National Park

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Front Royal, VA

  O 540-999-3500

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Oakland, MD

  O 301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

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Grantsville, MD

  O 301-895-5453

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Gaithersburg, MD

  O 301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park

State Park Reservations

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Flintstone, MD

  O 301-722-1480

  O 1-888-432-CAMP (2267)

South Mountain Recreation Area

Bug Run State Park Swanton, MD

  O 301-895-5453

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Cunningham Falls State Park

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Herrington Manor State Park

Patuxent River State Park

STATE PARKS

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Boonsboro, MD

  O 301-791-4767

  O 301-582-0813

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-791-4767

  O 301-663-9338

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-271-7574

Thurmont, MD

  O 301-271-7574

Swallow Falls State Park

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Dans Mountain State Park

Boonsboro, MD

  O 301-791-4767 Oakland, MD

  O 301-387-6938

  O 301-465-5487

Washington Monument State Park

Deep Creek Lake

  O 301-791-4767

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Lonaconing, MD

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Middletown, MD

Swanton, MD

  O 301-387-5563

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EVENTS throughout FREDERICK COUNTY Autumn Reggae Wine Festival

OCTOBER

Fall Festival Gallery Show Oct. 4, 11AM

Oct. 7-8, 10AM-6PM

Walkersville Southern Railroad Fall Foliage Train Rides

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Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy

Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM-2pm

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34 W Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville

  O 301-898-0899

14 S Market St., Frederick

  O 301-360-0640 Flying Dog University: Pairing Beer and Chocolate

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, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St.,

4607 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick

Saturday, Sept. 30, 11AM - 10 PM Sunday, Oct. 1, 11 AM - 6 PM

Fall Festival at Rose Hill Manor

  O 240-599-0660 Pilgrimage for the Sea Services Oct. 1, 3-5PM

 , 339 S Seton Ave., Emmitsburg   O 301-447-6606

Rhiannon Giddens - The Freedom Highway Tour Oct. 1, 7:30PM

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20 West Patrick St., Frederick

  O 301-600-2828 Beer Geek Tour at Flying Dog Brewery Oct. 1, noon and 3PM

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4607 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick

  O 301-694-7899 Birth & Babies Fair 2017 Oct. 1, noon-5PM

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Carroll Creek Park, Downtown Frederick

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Alif Laila, Classical Indian Music Oct. 4, 7-8:30PM

 ,

401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick

  O 301-696-3782 58

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Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate Oct. 7, 1-2:30PM

Frederick’s Octoberfest

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w linganorewines.com

Oct. 6, 6-8PM

  O 301-694-7899

Great Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick

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Oct. 7-8, 10AM-4PM

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1611 N Market St., Frederick

  O 301-600-1650 34th Annual Brunswick Railroad Days 2017 Oct. 7-8, 10AM-5PM

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Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour Oct. 7, 7-8:30PM (weekly on Saturdays)

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24 E Church St., Frederickk

  O 301-663-1188 Washington Metro DachtoberFest 2017 Oct. 7, 9AM-4:30PM

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Great Frederick Fair grounds, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick

   w washingtonmetrodachtoberfest.org Explorer’s Festival Oct. 7-8, 10AM-5PM

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Distillery Lane Ciderworks, 5533 Gapland Road, Jefferson

  O 240-344-8856 w distillerylaneciderworks.com

Frederick

  O 301-600-3760 Retired NASA Hall of Fame Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. will share stories and photos about his time as a Navy pilot and U.S. Astronaut.

Maryland in World War I Book Signing with Author William M. Armstrong Oct. 10, 7-8:30PM

, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick

  O 301-600-3760 Beer 101: The Foundation of Beer at Flying Dog Brewery Oct. 12, 6-8PM

, 4607 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick   O 301-694-7899

Fallfest at Catoctin Furnace Oct. 13-14, 10AM-4PM

, Cunningham Falls State Park, 12525 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont

  O 443-463-6437 Flying Dog University Cooking with Beer Oct. 13, 6-9PM

, The Kitchen Studio Cooking School, 5301 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 125, Frederick

  O 301-694-7899 72 Film Fest Oct. 13-14

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October-November-December Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

Spirits of the Furnace

Oct. 14-28 (recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday) 6:30-8:30 PM

Oct. 21, 6:30-9PM

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National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

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Catoctin Furnace at Cunningham Falls State Park, 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont

Adventure Park USA’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Oct. 28, 6:30-9PM

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Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Road, Monrovia

  O 301-447-6606 w setonshrine.org

  O 301-271-7574

  O 301-865-6800

Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt

Catoctin Colorfest

Oct. 21-22, 10AM-5PM

Halloween Celebration at Westview Promenade

Oct. 14-15, 9AM-5PM

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Oct. 28, 11AM-2PM

, Thurmont Community Park, 21 Frederick Road   O 301-271-7533 w colorfest.org

Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour Oct. 14-28 (recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 7-8:30PM

, Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick   O 301-663-1188 w facebook.com/fredcohistory

Grave Yards and Genealogy

Schifferstaft Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick

  O 301-663-3885 w frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org Family Festival at the Farm

Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show

  O 301-600-1058 w homegrownfrederick.com/family-festival

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Food Day Celebration Oct. 24, 7-9PM

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Oct. 15, 2-3:30PM

 ,

  O 301-696-3600

  O 301-600-7625

Safe Harvest

Isabelle Demers Organ Concert

  O 410-561-1300 w shopwestview.com/special-events

Oct. 21, 10AM-4PM Oct. 22, noon-4PM

Hood College, Whitaker Campus Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick

C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick

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Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Boulevard, Frederick

Oct. 26, 5-8PM

 ,

Oct. 28, 9AM-4PM Urbana Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick

  O 301-662-5769 Light The Night Walk Oct. 28, 5PM

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Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

  O 443-471-1628 w lightthenight.org/events/Frederick Fermented Fun Brewery Tours

Oct. 15, 3-5PM

Hood College, Whitaker Campus Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick

 ,

w More information: nonemaker@hood.edu

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  O 301-663-6361

Trick-or-Treat Through History

  O 301-834-9950 w rivertrail.com/package/brewery-tour-tastings

Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick

“Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee?” Oct. 18, 7-8:30PM

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Flying Dog Brewery, 4607 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick

  O 301-696-3803 Halloween in Baker Park Oct. 20, 6:30PM

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Baker Park 121 N Bentz St., Frederick

  O 301-600-1492

Oc. 27, 6:30-8:30PM

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Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St., Frederick

  O 301-600-1650 Halloween in Downtown Frederick

Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 10 Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick

Search for the Snallygaster Oct. 28, 3-6PM

 ,

Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick

  O 301-663-1188

Oct. 28, 10AM-noon

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Downtown Frederick, Patrick and Market streets, Frederick

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NOVEMBER Setting the Holiday Table Gallery Show

Annual Tree Lighting at Westview Promenade Nov. 18, 3-6PM

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Nov. 1-30 (recurring daily), 11AM

Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Boulevard, Frederick

 ,

The Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 14 S. Market St., Frederick

  O 410-561-1300

  O 301-360-0640

Santa’s Arrival

The Frederick Coin & Currency Show

Nov. 24, 7-8:30PM

Nov. 4-5, 9AM-4:30PM

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 ,

Frederick Elks Club, 289 Willowdale Drive, Frederick

  O 301-662-4140

  O 443-623-7025 w coinshows.com/frederick_co.html

Santa Train

Holiday Open House

 ,

Nov. 4, 10AM-8PM

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Everedy Square & Shab Row, 125 N. East St., Frederick

  O 301-662-4140 w everedysquare.com 85th Annual Brunswick Veterans Day Parade

Everedy Square & Shab Row, corner of East & Church streets, Downtown Frederick

Nov. 25-Dec. 23 (recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday), 11AM, 1PM and 3PM Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville

  O 301-898-0899 Tuba Christmas Nov. 25, noon

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Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick

w

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Nov. 5, 1-4PM

 ,

Downtown Brunswick, 1 E. Potomac St., Square Corner Park

  O 240-344-4757 w brunswickmd.gov/veterans_parade 14th Annual Echo Taps Nov. 11, 10:40-11:40AM

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Market and 2nd streets, Frederick

  O 301-694-0829 The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

Weinberg Winterfest Nov. 25, 3PM

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Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick

w

weinbergcenter.org

Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert at Seton Shrine Nov. 26, 4-5PM

Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick

Nov. 12, 3PM

Live Nativity Dec. 3, 6-8PM

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Urbana Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick

  O 301-662-5769 Kris Kringle Procession Dec. 8, 6:30-8PM

 ,

Market Street & Baker Park Bandshell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

  O 301-600-2489 Holiday Open House at Thorpewood Dec. 9, 3-8PM

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ThorpeWood, 12805B Mink Farm Road, Thurmont

w

thorpewood.org

Museums by Candlelight Dec. 9, noon-7PM

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Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St., Frederick

  O 301-663-1188 Festival of Lights Dec. 15, 7PM

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Dec. 26, 4-9PM

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Downtown Frederick, 19 E Church St., Frederick

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  O 301-600-4047 w visitfrederick.org/events/annual-events/

Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction

Scottish First Footing

Dec. 1, 5:30PM

  O 301-663-6361 w twinspires.org/concerts

Traditional Village Christmas

William R. Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

Dec. 2, 10AM-4PM

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Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, 12607 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont

  O 443-463-6437 thefrederickguide.com

  O 301-600-2489

  O 301-447-6606

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William R. Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship

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Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick

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National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

  O 301-600-2828 Reformation Hymn and Organ Festival

Dec. 2-3, 5-9PM

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Nov. 11, 7:30PM

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Candlelight House Tour

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Dec. 31, 11:45PM-midnight

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Square Corner Park, 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick


Open Markets 1st & 3rd weekends each month.

Unique home décor in over 6,000 square feet filled with revitalized furnishings and upscale vintage pieces from many talented artisans from our local area just 20 minutes south of Frederick.

Fridays 10-6 Saturdays 10-6 Sundays 12-5 Complete Custom Interior Design Services Home Staging Space Planning Upholstery Window Treatments Paint Color Pallets Authorized Stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

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HALLOWEEN EVENT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 • 11AM–2PM Daytime Trick-or-Treating (Ages 12 & Under in Costume) Free Candy, Games, Prizes, Costumed Characters, Crafts Station

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING EVENT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 • 3–6PM

Live Holiday Music, “Iceless” Skating Rinks, Dancers, Costumed Characters, Free Games & Prizes

FANTASTIC EATS

AND

Starbucks • Chipotle • Matsutake Steakhouse • TGI Friday’s • Macaroni Grill Oil & Vinegar • Noodles & Company • IHOP • Panda Express Mediterranean Grill • Jerry’s Subs & Pizza • WildBerries Bakery & Juice Bar McDonald’s • Mom’s Organic Market • Marble Slab Creamery MOD Pizza • Champion Billiards & Sports Café

CURRENT FASHION

Chico’s • Soma Intimates LOFT • Jos. A. Bank • J.Jill Francesca’s • Charming Charlie Comfort One Shoes White House | Black Market

SERVICES & MISC.

Regal Cinemas • Lenscrafters Nail Trix • Medifast • Gymboree NUVO Salon & Spa • PNC Bank The UPS Store • Plow & Hearth Verizon Wireless

Located at Buckeystown Pike (Rt. 85) & Crestwood Blvd. Exit 31B off I-270 • www.ShopWestview.com

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Summer may be the busiest season for Cunningham State Falls State Park, located in the Catoctin Mountains of Thurmont, but you’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful location in the autumn for fall foliage. Paint samples at home improvement stores can’t match all the different hues of red, orange and yellow visible to folks who hike, camp or visit the park.

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“Fall is actually my most favorite time of the year here because it’s so cool and crisp and it’s not as crowded but you can still get to trails and enjoy the season,” says Mark Spurrier, park manager. “[The park is] a great place to come to because it is close to major avenues of travel, but it is off the beaten path enough to that you don’t have the traffic. You get a chance to just experience nature in a variety of ways depending on what time of year you come. “It is very peaceful. The waterfall area — if you can get there early in the morning and just sit and listen to the water coming down and watch the leaves change in the color of the trees — it is a great place for personal reflection.” Folks who visit the park now and during the coming months will notice a number of construction projects designed to improve guests’ experiences. Crews are working to replace and upgrade the park’s water treatment plant and distribution lines near the William Houck day-use and campground area. The South Beach area will be closed to the public beginning in September while crews complete the job. Fall 2017 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Other day-use area projects include renovating the Houck Nature Center to do more educational programs to give children and adults a chance to experience nature in a different way, upgrading South Beach picnic pads and redoing beach area to conserve sand to help improve water quality and expanding the entrance station to help reduce lines. Probably the most noticeable change — at least for families — is the disappearance of the Manor Area Playground, better known as Tire Park. The site no longer met current safety standards, so the creative, repurposed rubber tire structures were removed and will be replaced with a new accessible play area. Spurrier says the large amount of rain over the summer months has caused delays in the installation. The nearly 50-year-old park has far surpassed its original design, so in order to meet the needs of guests, Spurrier says the improvements and updates are needed. “We are working very hard to preserve and protect some of our historic structures so that they are here for generations,” he said. “It is all for the future and it is all right now so it is a very exciting time. The next couple years at Cunningham Falls is going to be something new for everybody.” The 43-acre manmade Houck Lake and 78-foot falls are just two of the reasons why folks from all over flock to Thurmont, 64

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no matter the season. The President of the United States even comes to the small town, which hosts the retreat Camp David, built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and named Shangri-La by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. President Dwight D. Eisenhower renamed the retreat in honor of his father and grandson, both named David. Thurmont was founded in 1751, and the town was originally known as Mechanicstown before its name was changed in 1894 by an act of the Maryland General Assembly. At the time, the town had about 1,000 residents. In 2010, the U.S. Census estimated the town had more than 6,000. In an effort to keep history and cultural heritage alive, the volunteerrun Thurmont Historical Society is open for tours on Sundays at its historic home known as Creeger House. Formerly the home of Civil War colonel and prominent state politician John R. Rouzer, the society moved to the location in 1989. Home to many town artifacts along with ancestral records, the society is currently in a fundraising campaign to save the historic brick and mortar facade. In October, the town holds its nationally recognized arts and crafts festival, known as Colorfest. This year, the historical society will host a biergarten in its backyard to help raise funds: “an Oktoberfest during Colorfest,” jokes Donna Voellinger, society president.


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A Colorado native who moved to Thurmont in 1974, she encourages folks to stop in during regular hours or by appointment to visit the society to see what they have on display. “I think people are amazed (by what we have),” she said. “They will come in and say ‘Oh, I never knew that was there!’” Thurmont has many activities for families and groups to enjoy. Who needs D.C. or Baltimore when you’ve got the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. The 100-acre nonprofit animal sanctuary features a bevy of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, including wallabies, alligators, a jaguar and emus. While some zoos have a look-but-don’t-touch rule, Catoctin Zoo allows guests to feed some of their animals by purchasing approved feed located near the enclosures. For an even greater interactive experience, add on a daily safari ride, during which you will get to feed North American bison, Asian and African antelopes and European deer. Another can’t- miss experience is the canary feeding during the summer months. Guests are escorted by staff into the enclosure and given sticks caked with approved seed. Have your camera ready because the birds will land on heads, arms and shoulders in order to get first dibs on the meal.

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For those looking for a wedding or corporate meeting venue, ThorpeWood is a 155-acre mountain retreat that will make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, yet still close to town. Its annual open house event is a highlight of the holiday season. This year, it’s set for 3-8p.m., on Dec. 9. Another fun spot that should be on your radar is Catoctin Mountain Orchard, a locally owned spot where you can pick your own produce, including apples, black raspberries, dark sweet cherries and blueberries. If you need a floral centrepiece to go with a meal, try the half-acre flower garden, where you may cut your own flowers, choosing from more than 25 varieties. For those who just want to relax, head to the orchard’s bakery, where delicious homemade desserts such as cookies, bread, pies and cake, are just waiting to be consumed. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID S. SPENCE/SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

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KEY THURMONT EVENTS Catoctin Colorfest Arts and crafts lovers from around the region descend upon Thurmont for this annual October festival, a juried event featuring more than 300 crafters. Crafting demonstrations, food vendors and kids’ activities included. Parking can be an issue, so try to take advantage of the many shuttles offered. This year’s event is set for Oct. 14 and 15.

TOWN FACTS (Data from 2010 Census and estimates)

Population:

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

Hobbs Hardware Inc.

6,528

Bollinger’s Family Restaurant  , 210 N. Church St.   O 301-271-3500 w Bollingersrestaurant.com

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Number of households: 2,608

Median household income: $68,043

People under the age of 5: 5.3 percent

People under the age of 18: 25.8 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 13.1 percent

Language other than English spoken in home: 4.6 percent High school graduate or higher (aged 25+): 95.1 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 26.6 percent

ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR John A. Kinnaird

TOWN COUNCIL Bill Buehrer, Martin A. Burns, Wes Hamrick, Wayne Hooper

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Town Hall  , 615 E. Main St., P.O. Box 17   O 301-271-7313 w Thurmont.com

LIBRARIES Frederick County Public Libraries Thurmont Branch  , 76 E. Moser Road   O 301-600-7200 w FCPL.org

The Furnace Bar & Grill  , 12841 Catoctin Furnace Road   O 240-288-8942 w facebook.com/FurnaceBarandGrill Hoffman’s Market  , 405 E. Main St.   O 301-271-4707 Mountain Gate Family Restaurant  , 133 Frederick Road   O 301-271-4373 w Mountaingatefamilyrestaurant.com Rocky’s Pizza  , 205 Tippin Drive   O 301-271-7181 w RockysThurmont.com

15 E. Main St.

  O 301-271-2233 Timeless Trends Boutique  , 21 E. Main St.   O 240-288-8226 w Timelesstrendsboutique.com

LEARN AND EXPLORE Cunningham Falls State Park   O 301-271-7574 w dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/ western/cunningham.aspx Thurmont Historical Society   O 301-271-1860 w thurmonthistoricalsociety.org Catoctin Mountain Park   O 301-663-9388 w nps.gov/cato/index.htm

Fitzgerald’s Shamrock Restaurant  , 7701 Fitzgerald Road   O 301-271-2912 w Shamrockrestaurant.com Thurmont Bar & Grill  , 10 E. Main St.   O 301-271-7422 Thurmont Kountry Kitchen  , 17 Water St.   O 301-271-4071

SHOPS At Home Primitives  , 14802 N. Franklinville Road   O 301-271-2524 w facebook.com/AtHomePrimitives Gateway Market and Candyland  , 14802 N. Franklinville Road   O 301-271-2322 w Gatewaycandy.com

Only six covered bridges remain in the State of Maryland, and three of them are in Northern Frederick County. Two are in close proximity to Thurmont. They are: Roddy Road Covered Bridge, built in 1856, just north of Thurmont off U.S. Route 15, where Roddy Creek Road meets Roddy Road at Owens Creek; and Loys Station Bridge, built around 1880, and located on Old Frederick Road, just south of Md. Route 77.

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Daily Full Service Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner We offer Smoked Meats and provide Catering for any parties or special events.

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Bollinger’s Restaurant

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THURMONT Gateway to the Mountains!

EXPLORE

EXPERIENCE

ENJOY

A Maryland Main Street Designated Community ThurmontMainStreet.com

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BRUNSWICK

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The once-sleepy City of Brunswick, located along the Potomac River, with close proximity to the C&O Canal, Harper’s Ferry, Antietam, Leesburg and Charlestown, is now filled with a new air of excitement.

Elected Officials

SHOPS

MAYOR

Residents (about 6,000 currently), business owners and city officials are stepping up efforts to revive and reinvent their community. Seeking to redefine Brunswick as an attractive outdoor destination, they are working to fill empty downtown storefronts, opening new businesses and building trails for hiking and biking.

Jeff Snoots (term expires August 2020)

Antiques & Ole Stuff O 301-514-6220

With the city working on a new municipal building, a new music and events venue opening downtown, and the continuous expansion of Brunswick Crossing – a population-doubling housing development – Brunswick may finally be on track to change its fortune from the 1950s, when the railroad pulled out of the city abruptly..

Mayor Pro Tem Angel White (exp. 8/2020) Wayne Allgaier (exp. 8/2018) Carroll Jones (exp. 8/2018) Harry Lashley (exp. 8/2018) Vaughn Ripley (exp. 8/2020) Tom Smith (exp. 8/2020)

CITY COUNCIL

CITY HALL

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1 W. Potomac St.   O 301-834-7500

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LIBRARIES Brunswick Library

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915 Maple Ave.

  O 301-600-7250 w fcpl.org

Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks

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1635 Ballenger Creek Pike,

Point of Rocks

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KEY CITY EVENTS: Railroad Days An annual event celebrating the town’s railroad history with passenger train rides, local food, live entertainment, model train exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, passenger train rides, kids’ activities, pony rides and more. Traditionally held on the first weekend of October.

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Veterans Day Parade Brunswick’s Veterans Day Parade is one of the oldest in the country. It began in 1932, six years before Veterans Day became recognized as a national holiday. Brunswick is one of only two Veterans Day sites in Maryland to be officially sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which allows official military groups — such as the Armed Forces Color Guard of Washington, D.C. — to participate. This year, the event is set for Nov. 5.

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Brunswick Hardware & Sporting Goods

  O 301-834-9207 Past & Present Antiques

  O 301-969-0800 Pedal Pushers

  O 202-642-1902 w pedalpushersclub.com Public Spectacle

  O 301-834-6400 Three Points Cycle

  O 301-834-7199 w threepointscycle.net HEALTH AND WELLNESS Five Dances Wellness Center O 301-834-7411

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Roots and River Yoga

  O 240-938-8622 w rootsandriveryoga.com ACCOMMODATIONS

  O 301-874-4560 w fcpl.org

Brunswick Family Campground O 301-695-5177

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

Oak Tree Inn

A Better Choice Bakery O 301-969-0341

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Benancio’s Southwest Grill

  O 301-969-0201 Beans in the Belfry

  O 301-834-7178 w beansinthebelfry.com King’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant

  O 301-834-9999 Potomac Street Grill

  O 301-969-0341 Smoketown Brewing Station

  O 301-834-4828 w smoketownbrewing.com

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  O 240-772-9099 w oaktreeinn.com/hotels/ LEARN AND EXPLORE Brunswick Heritage Museum O 301-834-7100

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C&O Canal Towpath Walk or bike a historic trail located just a short walk from Brunswick downtown. Scenic Potomac River Kayaking, tubing, fishing, nature watching River and Trail Outfitters O 301-834-7100

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BURKITTSVILLE 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.

BURKITTSVILLE MAYOR

TOWN OFFICE

POST OFFICE

CHURCHES

Debby Burgoyne

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St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

POPULATION

500 E. Main St.

  O 301-834-6780 w burkittsville-md.gov

8 E. Main St.

  O 301-834-9592

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Burkittsville, MD

  O 201-834-9866

151 as of 2010 Census

EMMITSBURG 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.

EMMITSBURG MAYOR

LIBRARY

Donald N. Briggs

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POPULATION 2,814 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE

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300 A S. Seton Ave.

  O 301-600-6300 w emmitsburgmd.gov EMMITSBURG FIRE STATION #6

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25 W. Main St.

300 A S. Seton Ave.

  O 301-600-6329 SENIOR CENTER

  O 301-600-6350

POST OFFICE

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305 S. Seton Ave.

  O 301-447-2655 TOWN PARKS Community Park

  O 301-447-2728

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EMMITSBURG AMBULANCE COMPANY

Memorial Park

  O 301-447-6626

W. Lincoln Ave. at Jamison Ave.

Emmitsburg, MD

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Chesapeake Ave. at Potomac Ave.

Emmitsburg, MD

Silo Park

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St. Anthony's Shrine Parish (Catholic)

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

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Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

  O 301-447-3110

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Tom's Creek United Methodist Church

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Emmitsburg, MD

Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-3171

  O 301-447-6239

Trinity United Methodist Church

Incarnation of United Church of Christ

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Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-2326

CHURCHES

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Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-2367

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Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-3740

Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-2270 National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

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Emmitsburg, MD

  O 301-447-6606

Silo Hill Rd.

Emmitsburg, MD

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

FREDERICK CITY MAYOR

LIBRARY

GROCERY STORES

SYNAGOGUES

Randy McClement

C.Burr Artz Central Library

The Common Market

Beth Sholom Congregation

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POPULATION 65,239 as of 2010 Census

CITY HALL

 ,

101 N. Court St.

  O 301-600-1380 w cityoffrederick.com FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

  O 301-600-2100

CITY OF FREDERICK DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  O 301-629-6360

110 E. Patrick St.

  O 301-600-1630 w fcpl.org POST OFFICES Frederick City Post Office

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201 E. Patrick St.

  O 301-662-2131 College Estates Station Post Office

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1301 W. 7th St.

5709-A Tuscarora Rd.

  O 301-874-2303 TOWN PARKS

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121 N. Bentz St.

  O 301-600-1492

Independent Hose Company

  O 301-600-1720

SWIMMING POOLS Baker Park Swimming Pool

Junior Fire Company

  O 301-663-5666

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Diggs Memorial Pool

535 N. Market St.

  O 301-600-2286 Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

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6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy.

  O 301-600-9330

Frederick, MD

  O 301-815-2200

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Kingsbrook Crossing

  O 301-600-6364

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-0267 Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-575-9690

Frederick, MD

MESSIANIC

  O 301-698-9411

El Shaddai Congregation

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Sugarloaf Pkwy.

Frederick, MD

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W. Patrick St.

Frederick, MD

  O 301-668-8712

City Recreation Department

310 Baughman’s Ln.

Monocacy Crossing

Giant Eagle

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Tuscarora Post Office

  O 301-600-1493

9 S. Court St.

Giant

  O 301-874-1200

Citizens Truck Company

  O 301-600-1713

  O 301-663-3416

  O 301-662-6115

Baker Park

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Frederick, MD

 ,

W. 7th St.

Frederick, MD

  O 301-631-3822 MOM's (MY Organic Market)

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Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-4496 CHURCHES Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-1550 St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-6167

  O 301-566-1444

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

Safeway

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-2833 Wegmans

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Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-898-7100 St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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Frederick, MD

  O 240-575-7300

  O 301-293-8938

Weis

Victory Christian Center

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Rt. 40 and Old Camp Rd.

 ,

Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-5253

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

  O 301-473-5385

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Ambassador Baptist Church

 ,

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79 S. Market St.

  O 301-600-1711 United/Westview Fire Station

 ,

5525 New Design Rd.

  O 301-600-9330

Prospect Blvd.

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-9075

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Spring Ridge

Frederick, MD

  O 301-631-8162

Frederick, MD

  O 301-620-7729 Faith Baptist Church

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Knoxville, MD

  O 301-834-7755 First Baptist Church of Frederick

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Frederick Church of Christ

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Good News Presbyterian Church

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-3110

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-5789

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-3344

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-7070

Frederick Baptist Temple

First Church of Christ Scientist

Mount Zion Lutheran Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-8900

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-7852

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-4737

Frederick, MD

  O 301-694-3595

Frederick Korean Baptist Church

Jefferson United Church of Christ

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-6446

Jefferson, MD

  O 301-473-8262

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-4737

People's Baptist Church

Edgewood First Church of God

Hope Christian Fellowship Church

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Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-5635

Frederick, MD

  O 301-682-5007

Adamstown, MD

Parkway Community Church

Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

  O 301-662-4347 Victory Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-5153 Frederick Church of the Brethren

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-1819 Tibetan Meditation Center

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-5750 St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-8288

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-0741

Faith United Church of Christ

Frederick Christian Fellowship

  O 301-695-6550

  O 301-695-9053 Emmanuel Bible Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-4686 Frederick Christian Fellowship

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-620-2255 All Saints Episcopal Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-5625

 ,

Frederick, MD

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-9148

 ,  ,

Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

Harvest Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-0002 Frederick Alliance Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

  O 301-662-1727

  O 301-663-1199 Grace Community Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-4337

Frederick, MD

Evangelical Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-6361

Frederick, MD

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

Frederick, MD

 ,

  O 301-694-8280

 ,

  O 301-473-8788

 ,  ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-9380

Frederick, MD

Victory Christian Center

Bethel Lutheran Church Office

 ,

  O 301-663-0663

Korean Emmanuel Church Frederick, MD

Asbury United Methodist Church

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-694-8772

  O 301-846-0868

 ,

  O 301-662-4796

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-4686

Frederick, MD

Araby United Methodist Church

Unity in Frederick

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-3312

  O 301-845-9870

 ,

 ,

 ,

Walkersville

 ,

Emmanuel Alliance Church

Grace United Church of Christ

SURE Fellowship Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-2088

  O 301-662-0206

Emmanuel Bible Church

  O 301-620-9934

Frederick, MD

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

District Office of Christian Missionary Alliance

Frederick, MD

 ,

  O 301-620-2255

Apostolic Lighthouse United (Pentecostal Church)

Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-2762

  O 301-663-6271

Frederick, MD

  O 301-694-8435

  O 301-662-0206

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

Church of the Nazarene

First Love Church

  O 301-360-9581

Frederick, MD

  O 301-624-5838

Frederick

  O 301-473-7680

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church Frederick, MD

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

 ,

  O 301-874-5838

South End Baptist Church Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-5254

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-874-2313

Frederick, MD

  O 301-473-5253

Calvary United Methodist Church

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

  O 301-662-1464

 ,

 ,

Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-0662 Frederick Presbyterian Church

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-5338

Frederick, MD

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-663-5273 Flint Hill United Methodist Church

 ,

Adamstown, MD

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F R E D E R I C K C O U N T Y T O W N S \\ Hopehill United Methodist Church

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-874-1166

Ijamsville, MD

  O 301-865-5443

Jackson United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

 ,

  O 301-662-2895

Frederick, MD

  O 601-694-7315 Linganore United Methodist Church

 ,

Union Bridge, MD

 ,

Frederick, MD

Salvation Army

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-2311

  O 410-795-1291

YMCA

 ,

Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-600-1492

Frederick Gymnastics Club

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD

  O 301-695-3347

  O 301-695-9414

Choi's Martial Arts USA

American Karate Academy

 ,

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-698-5468

Frederick, MD

  O 301-682-8589

  O 301-662-1303

 ,

Kreimer's Karate

 ,

Frederick, MD

Frederick City Rec. Department

  O 301-633-1651

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

 ,

YOUTH SPORTS

Frederick Academy of Self-Defense

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 240-482-8081

Frederick, MD

  O 301-694-3330 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 240-215-4040 Skate Frederick

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-662-7362 Frederick City Recreation (Adult)

 ,

Frederick, MD

  O 301-600-1492

MIDDLETOWN 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.

BURGESS

TOWN PARKS

John D. Miller

Middletown Community Park

POPULATION 4,136 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

31 W. Main St.

Coblentz Rd.

 ,

 ,

S. Church St.

  O 301-371-6171 Wiles Branch Park

VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

101 Prospect St.

  O 301-371-7560 POST OFFICE

 ,

7227 Hollow Rd.

  O 301-371-6880 thefrederickguide.com

  O 301-834-7755 Garfield United Methodist Church

CHURCHES

 ,

Knoxville, MD

Middletown Memorial Park

  O 301-371-6171 w middletown.md.us

LIBRARY

 ,

  O 301-694-1646

 ,

  O 301-371-6907

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Faith Baptist Church

Knoll Side Ln.

  O 301-371-6171

Christ Reformed Church United Church of Christ

 ,

Middletown, MD

Smithburg, MD

  O 301-416-0350 Holy Family Catholic Community

 ,

Middletown, MD

 ,

Jefferson, MD

  O 301-371-8758

 ,

Middletown, MD

Middletown, MD

  O 301-473-8262

YOUTH SPORTS

Jefferson United Methodist Church

Middletown Recreation Council

 ,

  O 301-371-3344 w middletownrec.com

Jefferson, MD

 ,

Middletown, MD

  O 301-371-7505

  O 301-371-7476

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Middletown United Methodist

  O 301-473-8777

 ,

  O 301-371-6500

Locust Valley Bible Church

Jefferson, MD

Valley Baptist Church of Middletown

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Church of the Transfiguration

 ,

Jefferson, MD

  O 301-371-7707

Zion Lutheran Church

  O 301-473-4022

Braddock Heights, MD

 ,

  O 301-473-4800

  O 301-371-6610

 ,

Pleasant View Church of the Brethren

 ,

Middletown, MD

  O 301-371-5550

Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA)

  O 301-371-3423 w mvaasports.com


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MOUNT AIRY The Town of Mount Airy is a nationally accredited “Main Street Maryland Community” and holds the State of Maryland’s esteemed “Community Legacy” designation. Located directly off of Interstate 70, it is 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.

MOUNT AIRY MAYOR

GROCERY STORES

CHURCHES

Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

Pat Rockinberg

Food Lion

Bethesda United Methodist Church

  O 301-829-2199

POPULATION

  O 301-829-5966

9,288 as of 2010 Census

TOWN GOVERNMENT

 ,

110 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1424 w mountairymd.org

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

Safeway

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-6517 Weis

 ,

Twin Arch Rd.

Mt. Airy, MD

RESIDENT TROOPERS

  O 301-829-0218

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

  O 301-829-0100

CARROLL COUNTY BRANCH LIBRARY Mount Airy Branch

 ,

705 Ridge Ave.

  O 410-386-4470   O 301-829-5290

  O 301-829-1071

 ,

Ridge Rd.

Damascus, MD

  O 301-253-9787 POST OFFICE

 ,

505 Windy Knoll

  O 301-829-1199 TOWN PARKS Prospect & East West Park

  O 301-829-1424 Watkins Park

  O 301-829-8373 THE GREATER MOUNT AIRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  O 301-829-5426 w mtairybusiness.com

 ,

 ,

Damascus, MD

Mount Airy Presbyterian Church

  O 301-253-3222

 ,

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Mt. Airy, MD

 ,

  O 301-829-0358 Church of Christ at Mount Airy

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-5223

Calvary United Methodist Church

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-8509 St. James' Episcopal Church

  O 301-829-5443

 ,

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

St. Michael's Catholic Church

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-1904 Hebron Christian Church

 ,

Monrovia, MD

  O 301-829-8616 Locust Grove Church of the Brethren

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-2100 Redeemer Lutheran Church

 ,

Damascus, MD

  O 301-253-3000 Montgomery United Methodist Church

 ,

Damascus, MD

  O 301-253-4460

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-0325

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 410-489-7667 West Falls Christian Community Church

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-0733 YOUTH SPORTS Four County Little League

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fcllbaseball.org

Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

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geocities.com/Colosseum/

Lodge/1501

Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA)

  O 301-829-2027

Mount Airy Baptist Church

 ,

Mt. Airy, MD

  O 301-829-2185

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MYERSVILLE 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.

MYERSVILLE MAYOR

POST OFFICE

CHURCHES

Wayne Creadick

 ,

Church of the Saviour

POPULATION 1,626 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

301 Main St.

  O 301-293-4281 w myersvillemd.govoffice2.com FIRE DEPARTMENTS Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-293-1453

1 Wolfsville Rd.

  O 301-293-1180

 ,

Rohersville, MD

  O 301-665-9600 TOWN PARKS Doub’s Meadow Park

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

 ,

 ,

Corner of Rte. 40 and Rte. 17

Wolfsville Rd.

  O 301-293-4281 Town Park

 ,

8 Harp Pl.

  O 301-293-4281 YOUTH SPORTS Myersville Junior Baseball League

w

myersvillebaseball.com

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

  O 301-293-3115 w eteamz.com/wmaasports

Myersville, MD

Myersville Baptist Church

 ,

Myersville, MD

  O 301-293-1335 Myersville Church of the Brethren

 ,

Myersville, MD

  O 301-293-9513

  O 301-293-9516

Salem United Methodist Church

Harmony Church of the Brethren

 ,

 ,

Myersville, MD

  O 301-371-4297 Harmony Community Lutheran Church

 ,

Myersville, MD

  O 301-293-1616 St. Paul's Lutheran Church

 ,

Myersville, MD

  O 301-293-2979

Myersville, MD

  O 301-371-5188 Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

 ,

Myersville, MD

  O 301-293-1401

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.

NEW MARKET MAYOR

POST OFFICES

CHURCHES

Grace Episcopal Church

Winslow E. Burhans III

New Market Post Office

Bush Creek Church of the Brethren

  O 301-865-3270

 , POPULATION 656 as of 2010 Census

TOWN GOVERNMENT

 ,

39 W. Main St.

  O 301-865-5544 w townofnewmarket.org

168 W. Main St.

  O 301-865-3333 Monrovia Post Office

 ,

4411 Green Valley Rd.

Monrovia, MD

  O 301-865-5432 GROCERY STORES Food Lion

NEW MARKET DISTRICT FIRE CO.

  O 301-865-5700

 ,

New Market, MD

  O 301-865-6950 YOUTH SPORTS Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

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 ,

Monrovia, MD

  O 301-663-3025 Daybreak Community Church

 ,

New Market, MD

  O 301-865-8877 Dorsey's Chapel United Methodist Church

 ,

New Market, MD

  O 301-865-8680 First Baptist Church of Green Valley

 ,

Monrovia, MD

  O 301-865-5566

 ,

New Market, MD

Monocacy Valley Church

 ,

Ijamsville, MD

  O 301-865-9100 New Market United Methodist Church

 ,

New Market, MD

  O 301-865-3530 St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

 ,

Ijamsville, MD

  O 301-695-8845


// F R E DE RI C K C O U N T Y TOW NS

URBANA Nestled in the southeastern section of the county near major arteries such as Interstate 270 and Md. Routes 355 and 80, Urbana has become a haven for Montgomery County residents looking to move north and Frederick or Pennsylvania folks aiming to be closer to Washington, D.C., yet still live in a quiet, country setting. Villages of Urbana and Urbana Highlands subdivisions comprise the largest communities. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the Urbana region has more than 9,000 residents, and that number is still climbing.

TOWN FACTS

Atlantic Grille

*Data from 2010 U.S. Census

  O 301-810-5220

 ,

3531 John Simmons St.

Population 9,175 Number of households 2,804 Median age 33.4 years People under the age of 5 10.5% People 16 years and older 67.3% People aged 65 years and older 4%

Buffalo Wild Wings

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

 ,

Black Hog BBQ

 ,

3323 Worthington Blvd.   O 240-699-0070

Ledo Pizza

 ,

3303 Worthington Blvd.   O 240-699-0303

Surf House Island Cantina

 ,

8925 Fingerboard Rd.

  O 240-341-7157

 ,

3335 Worthington Blvd.

  O 240-699-0313 Jimmy John’s

 ,

3321 Worthington Blvd.

  O 301-874-0700

Mangia Bevi Italiano 8927 Fingerboard Rd.   O 301-874-0338

RETAIL CENTERS

Turning Point Shopping Center

 ,

8900 block of Fingerboard Road

Urbana Village Center

 ,

Intersection of Md. Route 355 and Md. Route 80

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID S. SPENCE/SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

Urbana Town Center

 ,

3500 block of Sugarloaf Parkway

RECREATION

Worthington Manor Golf Club

 ,

8329 Fingerboard Road

  O 301-874-5400 Urbana Community Park

 ,

3636 Urbana Pike

Urbana District Park

 ,

3805 Urbana Pike

HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS Villages of Urbana

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villagesofurbana.net

Urbana Highlands

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urbana-highlands.com

RESOURCES Frederick County Public Libraries / Urbana Branch

 ,

9020 Amelung St.

Centerville Recreation Center

  O 301-600-7000 w FCPL.org

 ,

Urbana Senior Center

3601 Carriage Hill Drive

  O 301-600-1646

, 9020 Amelung St.   O 301-600-7020 w frederickcountymd.gov/318/ Urbana-Senior-Center

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ROSEMONT 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. Rolling farmland and mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town.

BURGESS

TOWN GOVERNMENT

Thomas Watson

 ,

POPULATION

1219 Rosemont Dr.

  O 301-834-7444 w sites.google.com/site/ rosemontmd/home

294 as of 2010 Census

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Volunteer Fire Department

BRUNSWICK VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE & RESCUE

  O 301-834-8102

CHURCHES Faith Assembly of God

 ,

Brunswick, MD

  O 301-834-8632 TOWN PARK Lions Merryland Park

 ,

3673 Petersville Rd.

Rosemont Alliance Church

 ,

Knoxville, MD

  O 301-834-8290

  O 301-834-8300

WALKERSVILLE 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.

WALKERSVILLE BURGESS

POST OFFICE

YOUTH SPORTS

Chad W. Weddle

 ,

Glade Valley Athletic Association

POPULATION 5,800 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

  O 301-845-8342 GROCERY STORES Safeway

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-2844

21 W. Frederick St.

  O 301-845-4500 w walkersvillemd.gov POLICE DEPARTMENT

  O 301-898-0200

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

  O 301-600-9110 LIBRARY

 ,

7 E. Frederick St.

57 W. Frederick St.

  O 301-845-8880

TOWN PARKS Creamery Park

 ,

Corner of Pennsylvania Ave.

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walkersvillebaseball.com

CHURCHES Brethren in Christ

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-2544 Calvary Assembly of God

  O 301-845-4500

 ,

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

 ,

Corner of Sandstone and

Bedrock Dr.

  O 301-845-4500 Heritage Farm Park

 ,

Devilbiss Bridge Rd.

  O 301-845-4500

 ,

Kenneth Dr. off Biggs Ford Rd.

  O 301-845-4500

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Walkersville Baseball Association

and S. Glade Rd.

Walkersville Community Park

80

  O 301-845-2617 w gvaasports.com

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-898-7811 Faith Community Mennonite Church

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-0800 Fredericktowne Baptist Church

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-8700

Glade United Church of Christ

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-6775 Glade Valley Church of the Brethren

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-898-0886 Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-6300 St Paul's Lutheran Church of Walkersville

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-4600 St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-8043 United Methodist Church

 ,

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-9860


// F R E DE RI C K C O U N T Y TOW NS

WOODSBORO 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.

WOODSBORO BURGESS Gary Smith

POPULATION 1,141 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

2 S. 3rd St.

  O 301-898-3800 w woodsboro.org FIRE DEPARTMENTS Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-898-5100

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-898-9193 New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-898-0543 POST OFFICES

GROCERY STORE

CHURCHES

Trout’s Market

Chapel Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

Woodsboro, MD

  O 301-898-4103 TOWN PARK

St. John's United Church of Christ

Woodsboro Town Park

 ,

  O 301-898-3800

Woodsboro Post Office

 ,

602 S. Main St.

  O 301-845-8408 Ladiesburg Post Office

 ,

12509 Woodsboro Pk.

Walkersville, MD

  O 301-845-2332

Woodsboro, MD

  O 301-845-7703

YOUTH SPORTS

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

  O 301-898-5111

 ,

Woodsboro, MD

woodsboro.org/wnmrc/ rec.htm

 ,

Union Bridge, MD

Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

 ,

Woodsboro, MD

  O 301-845-4533

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MARYLAND GOLF

at its finest

With a county population of 300,000 and 13 golf courses, Clustered Spires has earned “Best of Frederick Golf Course” for the 3rd straight year and our 17th time out of 20 years! Golf Digest awards Clustered Spires a HHHH rating. Clustered Spires reputation is a great conditioned golf course with wonderful greens and considered the best value golf course in central Maryland.

CLUSTERED SPIRES GOLF CLUB NON-SENIORS RATE

Monday–Thursday ......... $43 Friday ............................. $47 Saturday & Sunday ........ $61

SENIORS/60+ RATE

Monday–Friday .............. $33

TWILIGHT RATE

5 pm–Dusk ..................... $27

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HAPPY PRICE just West of Frederick! ASPEN GREENS Estate Homes from the $300’s

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Charles Town’s Most Anticipated Community! With grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 110 acre neighborhood will include just 203 well-appointed homes, offering the luxury, privacy and open space you’re looking for.

MAPLE VALLEY ESTATES

GREENFIELD at Collegiate Acres

ROSEWOOD VILLAGE

WESTFIELDS

STONECREST

Single Family Homes From the Mid $270’s

3 Story TownHomes From the Low $170’s

2 and 3 Story Townhomes From the Low $200’s

Single Family Homes From the Low $260’s

Single Family Homes From the Low $260’s

• Executive-Style Homes! Homesites from 1/4 to just under a 1/2 acre.!

• Convenience Abounds! - Less than 2 miles from an abundance of shopping and restaurants!

• Hagerstown’s Only 30 Foot Townhomes! Located in the Hub of Hagerstown!

• Hagerstown’s #1 Planned Community! Located off of Sharpsburg Pike near I-70.

• Limited Opportunity! Home sites with most backing to trees. You won’t want to miss this opportunity in Keedysville!

240-608-6794

240-608-6796

240-420-6057

240-608-6795

240-329-0523

19000 Maple Valley Circle Hagerstown, MD 21742 Open Daily: 10am-5pm

18253 Hurricane Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740 Open Daily: 10am-5pm

11236 Robinwood Drive. Hagerstown, MD 21742 Open Mon: 1-5pm | Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

9424 Morning Dew Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740 Open Mon: 1-5pm | Tues-Sun: 10am-5pm

14 Dogstreet Road Keedysville, MD 21756 Open Mon: 1-5pm | Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Now Pre-selling at Brunswick Crossing! Single Family Homes from the $330’s! Join our VIP List: 301-360-4302

Everywhere You Want to Be -

Better Value. Better Living.™

westinfo@danryanbuilders.com | DanRyanBuilders.com *Prices, terms and availability subject to change without notice. Sales in WV by Dan Ryan Builders Realty, LLC/Katy M. Fidler, Broker and Dan Ryan Builders, LLC. MHBR# 310 and Dan Ryan Builders Mid-Atlantic, LLC. MHBR # 7041.

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