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With a county population of 300,000 and 13 golf courses, Clustered Spires has earned “Best of Frederick Golf Course”! 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.

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­­­­­ FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE A MOVE AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY. No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. Deadline for the Winter issue is November 30, 2020. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.

LETTER

from the editor

PUBLISHER

Donna S. Elbert

publisher@pulsepublishing.net

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Molly Fellin Spence

molly@pulsepublishing.net

COPY EDITOR

Lauren LaRocca

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Ana Lazo Eastep

­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert

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CONTRIBUTORS­­­­

Terry Alban, Brenda Fisher, Gina Gallucci-White, Hugh Gordon, Lauren LaRocca, Kelsey Shupe, Kendall Tiffany

ACCOUNTING­­­

Happy fall, Frederick County! What are you thankful for this holiday season? Cooler temperatures, cozy time with family, and warm feelings of friendship are tops on my list this year. There’s so much to be thankful for in Frederick County. Our beautiful public park system recently welcomed a new regional park gem with Othello Regional Park. Its name honors a 19th century farmer who began life as an enslaved man and ended it as a successful farmer. His descendants still live in Frederick County, and honor his legacy alongside all of us, when we visit the park or walk the trail there that bears his name. Read more about the park and the man in our History section. Our Health section celebrates the outstanding healthcare system we enjoy here in Frederick County. Frederick Health’s outstanding nursing staff recently earned an honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognized among the top hospitals in the world. And in the Business section, we feature the group SOUL Street Collective, whose aim is to highlight Black-owned businesses in the county. As you reflect on the year 2020, may you find many things to be thankful for. I wish you health and happiness as this year comes to a close.

Erica Murray

bookkeeper@pulsepublishing.net

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12 S. Market Street, Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 p. 301-662-6050 | f. 301-662-5102 www.TheFrederickGuide.com The Frederick County Guide is a quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC. Manuscripts, drawings, photography, and other submissions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Frederick County Guide is not responsible for unsolicited material. All contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior consent of the publisher. The Frederick County Guide makes every effort to ensure accuracy of its resource listings, but does not hold responsibility for incorrect or missing information. We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support! Many thanks to the countless Frederick County residents and employees who offered their time and insight to add to the content of this issue.

PLEASE NOTE: As our community works together to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the events listed in this publication will be rescheduled or canceled, and some of the shops and restaurants listed within may be closed or temporarily offering different services. Please check the specific events’ and shops’ websites or call them for updates.

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Enjoying apples fresh from the trees in Frederick County is an autumn tradition that endures. Photo by Molly Fellin Spence at Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Jefferson.


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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 240-566-3030 MISSING CHILDREN MARYLAND

  O toll free: 1-800-843-5678 NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD

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

  O 301-600-1775

  O 301-600-1848 LIBRARY INFORMATION

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

  O 301-600-9000 w www.frederickcountymd.gov

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

  O 301-600-1063 PARKS AND RECREATION

  O 301-600-1646

ANIMAL CONTROL

PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

  O 301-600-1546   O 301-600-2558

  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 301-600-2960

  O 301-600-1063

TRANSIT (TRANSPORTATION)

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

  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

O 301-600-4555

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

offices/frederick-county/

  O 301-663-5895

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE

FREDERICK HEALTH HOSPITAL

w

www. dhr.maryland.gov/local-

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

  O 301-600-VOTE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

  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 240-566-3300 w www.fhh.org MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

  O toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA w www.mva.maryland.gov MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 301-663-0011 THE ARC OF FREDERICK COUNTY

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

  O 301-695-2803

  O 301-600-1070   O 301-600-2315

(24-Hour Job Line)

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC – GAS Potomac Edison

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Frederick

  O 1-800-686-0011

24 hours / 7 Days

Ferrellgas

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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Lock Haven, PA

  O 1-800-652-0550

Serving Parts of Frederick County

Washington Gas – Frederick Division

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Frederick

Columbia Propane

OIL COMPANIES

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Aero Energy

Frederick

  O 301-620-9046 Ferrellgas

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Frederick

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Mount Airy, Libertytown,

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1885 Lee's Gas Supply

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Frederick

  O 301-662-5306 Penn Fuel Propane

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Emmitsburg

  O 301-447-6110   O 1-800-464-6110 The Plumbery Mount Airy

Aero Energy

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Hagerstown

  O 301-797-4887

Servicing Myersville, Thurmont,

  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311

Emmitsburg, and Burkittsville

Amerigas (Columbia Propane)

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

Delivering to Frederick County

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

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Thurmont

  O 301-271-7303 Damascus Fuel Company

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  O 1-800-768-6612 United Propane

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Mount Airy

  O 301-831-5551

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Thurmont

  O 301-898-7116

Frederick

  O 301-663-5422   O 1-800-255-0023

Public Water Information

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Billing Department

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Frederick

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

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Brunswick

Mason Dixon Oil Company

Delivering to Frederick County

West Oil, Inc.

Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management

Suburban Propane Thompson's Gas & Electric Service

Mount Airy

  O 301-829-0244

Farmer's Cooperative Association, Inc.

Carroll Independent Fuel

  O 1-800-258-0606

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WELL AND SEPTIC INFORMATION

Serving southern Frederick County

  O 301-663-6168

Westminster

Voneiff Oil

  O 301-253-2161

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Frederick

Monrovia, and New Market

Damascus

  O 301-620-9046   O 1-800-545-6103

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

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Westminster

  O 301-834-9701   O 301-663-3833

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Service Provided to most of Frederick. Serving oil to

GAS – PROPANE

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Monrovia

  O 410-875-2600   O 1-888-468-4949

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Shawley's Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Frederick

  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311

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Carroll Independent Fuel

  O 301-829-1770   O 1-828-238-5258

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1531

24 hours / 7 Days

  O 301-662-2151

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Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

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Emmitsburg

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

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Frederick

  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 2020

COMMUNITY 12 Frederick’s Phoenix Foundation Opens Only

Recovery High School In Maryland

HOMES/REAL ESTATE 18 Home Buying and Selling Made Easier

with Technology

BUSINESS 22 SOUL Street Collective Forms to Highlight Local Black Businesses

EDUCATION 26 Virtual Classes, Real Education

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Pandemic Takes Frederick Public Education Online

HEALTH 36 Frederick Health Achieves Magnet Recognition from

American Nurses Credentialing Center

SENIORS 42 Nonprofit Helps Older Adults with Financial Needs TRANSPORTATION 44 Tips for Teleworking During a Pandemic ARTS & LEISURE 26

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46 Frederick Traditions Continue this Holiday Season 56 Special Events Advertising HISTORY

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54 Bernard Howard Trail Celebrates Contributions of

19th Century Frederick Farmer

FREDERICK COUNTY TOWNS 62 Towns Throughout Frederick County

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

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Help us help them. When the bond between a person and their beloved pet is jeopardized, the anxiety and pain for both can be almost unbearable. The Frederick County Humane Society (FCHS) understands this pain and works hard to assist with the cost of veterinary care or food. Please help us help animals in need by contributing food or financial assistance to our programs. No matter the size, your donation to Frederick County Humane Society will go a long way to assist Frederick County residents at their most vulnerable. Donations may be dropped off or mailed to 550 Highland Street, Suite 200, Frederick, MD 21701. Or you may make a donation by phone 301-694-8300, or on our website, www.fchs.org.

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Rustic Elegance & Historic Charm

for the Holidays Perched atop one of the highest ridgelines in Gettysburg, framed by historic wood and stone architecture and stunning views of historic Gettysburg battlefields and Hunter Lake, The Lodges at Gettysburg is a destination unlike any other in the area. The best place to warm your hearts for the holidays. Come join us for festive events such as family gatherings, company holiday and appreciation parties or enjoy a spectacular meal in Gloryridge Restaurant & Tavern while taking in our beautifully decorated lodge. Want to bring your meal home or to the office? Ask us about carry-out options! It’s peaceful here with a timeless tranquility and rustic elegance that settle you into a relaxed state of mind. Beautifully maintained grounds and lodging are surrounded by 63 acres of rolling Gettysburg countryside, the perfect backdrop for family vacations, outside-the-box meetings and romantic weddings with a dash of historic charm.

685 Camp Gett ysburg Road Gett ysburg, PA 17325 717-642-2500 www.thelodgesatgettysburg.com

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FREDERICK’S PHOENIX FOUNDATION opens only recovery high school in Maryland BY LAUREN LAROCCA

For many teens suffering from alcohol and drug addiction, few resources exist. The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland formed in Frederick to support this population and help change the course of their lives.

The nonprofit’s mission includes establishing an after-school peer group for adolescents throughout the region, creating sober living homes in Frederick, and opening a recovery high school that supports a positive lifestyle and community. The Foundation can officially mark that third item off its “to-do” list. On Aug. 31, the nonprofit opened Phoenix Recovery Academy, the only recovery high school in the State of Maryland. The secondary school is located in the former Board of Education building on East Church Street in Downtown Frederick and opened in partnership with the Ausherman Family Foundation. Phoenix Foundation founder and president John Edmonds knows firsthand how impactful a recovery school can be. As a teen growing up in Montgomery County, he attended the first recovery high school in the nation in 1989, which has since closed. “I started using alcohol and drugs as a teenager and quickly became addicted,” Edmonds said. “When I was 17, I got arrested a bunch of times and was facing a bunch of felonies. The judge gave me the opportunity to go to the Phoenix School in Gaithersburg. It was obviously a no-brainer, right? Go there or do jail time. “I went with just enough willingness to get there. I wasn’t really ready to change my life,” he went on. “But the positive, peerpressure environment they had created was intoxicating. ‘Rising tide rises all boats,’ right? And that’s pretty common with young people getting sober: at first you kind of have to, and then it’s that you ought to, and then it’s because you want to.”

Edmonds, who has lived in Frederick for the last 20 years, remained sober and went on to pursue a career in printing. Phoenix Foundation is his passion project, and one he doesn’t get paid for monetarily. The nonprofit was born out his involvement in a group that formed in Washington, D.C., about five years ago with the aim to start a recovery charter school. A few people, including Edmonds, branched off and formed a board of directors that

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would ultimately become the Phoenix Foundation. When creating Phoenix Recovery Academy, board members met with officials of the National Association for Recovery Schools for guidance and studied other recovery high schools throughout the country.

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Phoenix Recovery Academy is a private school with a slidingscale tuition, but the nonprofit’s goal is to turn no one away due to not being able to pay. The nonprofit has raised money through grants, donations and event fundraisers to assist with building a staff and bringing in students. Its first class has three students, but additional families and students from throughout the state are being interviewed to grow the program. “We have budgeted for it to grow slowly,” Edmonds said. “The most important part is getting the right students.” The year-round school accepts rolling admissions, and enrollment will likely reach five to 10 students this semester and eventually grow to 20 to 40 total students. The student-to-teacher ratio will be kept low.

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“We have a check-in meeting every morning: how was your evening, were there any struggles, are things OK at home, did you get to a meeting, were you tempted to use,” Edmonds said. “Because if there’s a crisis at night, until that’s addressed, no education is going to get done.”

+ What is a recovery school? From the Phoenix Foundation of Maryland website: Recovery high schools are secondary schools designed specifically for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency. Although each school operates differently depending on available community resources and state standards, each recovery high school shares the following goals: • To educate all available and eligible students who are in recovery from substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. • To meet state requirements for awarding a secondary school diploma. • To support students in working a strong program of recovery. The staff of recovery high schools most often includes administrative staff, teachers, substance abuse counselors and mental health professionals that each play a critical role in supporting students. Recovery schools also provide support for families learning to how to live with, and provide support for, their teens entering into the recovery lifestyle. For more information, visit www.phoenixfoundationmd.org.

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The school provides an intimate environment where students get the attention they need and can also enjoy a meditation room and library. It incorporates counseling and integrates the 12-step recovery process.


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9 Varieties of Apples ❦ Bosc, Magness & Seckel Pears Pumpkins ❦ Apple Cider ❦ Kale ❦ Cabbage ❦ Gourds White and Sweet Potatoes ❦ Jams and Jellies Home Baked Goods ❦ Local Crafts

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FITNESS William R. Talley Recreation Center

, Frederick

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Restore

Zonta Club of Frederick

  O 301-662-2988 w www.frederickhabitat.org

O 301-600-1492

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The YMCA of Frederick County

  O 301-606-8161 m pbrosensteel@aol.com w www.zontafrederick.com

DOWNTOWN Y

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1000 N. Market St. Frederick 21701

  O 301-663-5131 w https://www.frederickymca.org GREEN VALLEY Y

P.O. Box 3896 Frederick 21705

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.

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917 N. East St. Frederick 21701

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.

United Way of Frederick County

, 629 N. Market St. Frederick 21701

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11791 Fingerboard Road Monrovia 21770

  O 301-663-4231 w www.unitedwayfrederick.org

  O 301-607-6900 w https://www.frederickymca.org

@UnitedWayFrederick

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

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H O M E S \ R E A L E S TAT E \ \

HOME BUYING AND SELLING Made Easier with Technology BY HUGH GORDON, ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE, FREDERICK COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

Let’s face it: the process of buying or selling a home can overwhelm even the calmest of persons. Sorting through various websites can be confusing and sometimes contradictory, but what if you had a single source of information to answer your questions? Look no further than MarylandHomeownership.com. This website, administered by Maryland Realtors, the professional trade association for Realtor members, seeks to inform and educate consumers about all topics related to home buying and selling. Although the website has been in existence for many years, it has recently been updated to include a suite of new resources as part of the association’s ongoing outreach to encourage and reassure would-be buyers and sellers that now — today — is a great time to transact real estate, despite any pandemic concerns. In many ways, the time has never been better. Historically low interest rates mean more buying power. People have spent more time at home this year, and many are reevaluating their living situations, identifying needs for dedicated home office space and desires for upgraded outdoor areas. People are looking to move, and this isn’t just anecdotal: in July 2020 alone, Maryland Realtors recorded housing sales at 8 percent more than last year. If you have health safety concerns regarding real estate, you’ll be happy to know the safeguards that Realtors have put in place for everyone’s safety. These include limits on how many people may view a property at one time, sanitizing protocols, increased use of virtual tours, and remote or distanced closing procedures. For buyers, sellers and real estate professionals alike, health is of utmost concern.

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If you are among those who’ve been contemplating buying your first home, your next home, or a vacation property, MarylandHomeownership.com has something for you. Upon first visiting the site, you have the option to sign up for an e-newsletter to keep you apprised of the latest information and events (such as free webinars) related to home buying and selling. From there, you will see featured downloadable toolkits with in-depth information about the specific steps buyers and sellers must take to prepare for one of the most significant transactions of their lifetimes. The website contains resources related to credit and finance, the importance of working with a Realtor, homebuyer education, tips for readying a home for sale, mortgage programs and avoiding foreclosure.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for? Send an email and you will be connected to what you need.

+ For more information about the website or other housing resources in Maryland, reach out to Laurie Benner, Director of Housing Programs for Maryland Realtors® at laurie.benner@mdrealtor.org.

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‘THIS IS OUR ACTIVISM’ SOUL Street Collective forms to highlight local Black businesses BY LAUREN LAROCCA

In the midst of protests across the nation and world after the death of George Floyd this summer, a new collective was born in Frederick with the goal of bringing awareness to and uplifting local, Black-owned businesses. Shana Knight founded Sustaining Our Unique Legacy, also known as the SOUL Street collective, after a friend suggested that Frederick needed a Black-owned grocery store. Knight thought she could pull together the community to create a Black farmers’ market — at least to start. Knight gathered a group of about a dozen local business owners, activists, artists and others in the community, and they began brainstorming ways to highlight Black businesses as a way to support the community. Their first pop-up market was held on July 4 at Sky Stage in Downtown Frederick and featured a handful of local, Black-owned businesses. Vendors sold everything from beauty products to clothing to fresh flower bouquets, food and herbal teas. Jarad Bowens, a longtime DJ and event planner, was called in to help plan the event and also to provide music. “It was a huge success,” he said, adding that about 370 people visited. The event organizers were mindful of best practices for social distancing to keep the community safe and required everyone in attendance to wear a mask or face covering. In August, SOUL Street expanded to 14 vendors and drew about 400 visitors to the second pop-up market, this time at the YMCA of Frederick County parking lot off Market Street in Frederick. Organizers say they like the idea of pop-up markets held at different venues, to showcase different areas of Frederick and potentially to bring in different vendors. The markets are also a way to generate conversation within the community. Black businesses feel more ALL PHOTOS BY ADRIAN HAWKINS/IMPERIAL MEDIA

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supported and the community at large becomes aware of all they offer and how to directly support their growth and expansion. “There are inherent challenges in being a Black business owner. We are in the minority, and it’s hard for us to get exposure,” said Bowens, owner and operator of Benefactor Events. “People aren’t really aware of what’s out there. We talk to people in the community who are really appreciative of what we’re doing and really shocked to see the diversity of products and services.” Several more events are in the works, including artist markets, workshops and wedding expos. The idea, Bowens explained, is to be a resource for the community and provide information and education where it’s needed. The collective hopes to eventually also have a permanent or semi-permanent space that will act as a hub for SOUL Street, whether it’s a pick-up point or a small grocery store, indoors or outdoors. “This is our way of protesting. This is our way of advocating for change,” Bowens said. “Generational wealth is real, and we want to help these businesses grow. That is our activism. That’s the soul in SOUL Street.”

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VIRTUAL CLASSES, REAL EDUCATION Pandemic Takes Frederick Public Education Online BY DR. TERRY ALBAN, SUPERINTENDENT, FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Musical artist Jon Bon Jovi wrote a song as a tribute to the essential workers in New York City. Part of the chorus is, “When you can’t do what you do, you do what you can.” This is an apt description of life during a pandemic. Everyone had hoped to have classrooms filled with excited (and sometimes sleepy) faces to begin the 2020-21 academic year at Frederick County’s public schools, in the same way as previous years. But as the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continued, schools adjusted, and teachers met those excited faces on a computer screen. No one knew exactly what to expect as nearly 3,000 teachers and 44,000 students engaged online in a virtual learning format. The first small steps were taken, and a successful launch to the school year began. There were many sighs of relief, many smiles, and a few technology glitches. Most importantly, there were personal connections established and relationships formed. Whether they commenced face-to-face or virtually, those relationships began the foundation for a successful school year. Relationships are an area in which teachers and students can always do what they do.

then distance learning that lasted through the end of the 2019-20

online instruction each week. In this model, students participate in

school year, administrators developed plans for three scenarios

high-quality distance learning. They attend real-time Google Meet

based on stages in Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education and

classes at least three-and-a-half hours daily, view videos (which

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on

may include recorded sessions they missed or wish to review), and

reopening schools. Stage 3 addressed a traditional opening of schools

submit work for feedback and grading. The BOE voted to provide for

with intensified safety and health measures. Stage 2 introduced a

small groups of students to attend school in person, when needed to

hybrid model, incorporating face-to-face instruction and distance

ensure equity, such as for students whose individualized education

“virtual” learning. Stage 1, which the FCPS Board of Education

program (IEP) needs could not be met online.

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By the time readers see this article, schools may have transitioned to the hybrid model, or they may be offering options for either the fully virtual or hybrid models, or FCPS may have reached the traditional face-to-face mode. Hybrid was the most complex model to schedule for staff and students, and it varies by elementary, middle and high school levels. The hybrid model assigns students to either Group A or Group B, with one group attending school in person Mondays and Tuesdays, the other group attending Thursdays and Fridays, and buildings cleaned between the groups on Wednesdays and weekends. In the hybrid model, distance learning occurs for each

FCPS Fast Facts • 38 elementary schools, grades kindergarten to 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 Plus: Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide; Frederick County Virtual School, Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs; Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori; Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter; and Frederick Classical Charter School.

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age siblings, staffing, special student needs, facilities resources, and modes of transportation. Whatever model is active when you read this, FCPS leaders are extremely grateful to the teachers and all staff, students, families, and community members who have supported each other in launching this historic school year.

+ For more about FCPS: • Visit www.fcps.org • Parents get FindOutFirst school email news when they provide their email address to the school and can get emergency text messages when they log in to enter a mobile phone number. Community members are encouraged to sign up at www.fcps.org/fof • Like FCPS MD on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube • Read the FCPS Calendar Handbook • Watch FCPS-TV on Comcast cable channel 18 and online at www. fcps.org/tv • Contact the FCPS Office of Public Affairs, 191 S. East St., Frederick, MD 21701, 301-696-6900

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EDUCATION throughout FREDERICK COUNTY COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Frederick Community College

Banner School

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7932 Opossumtown Pike

Frederick

1730 N. Market St.

Frederick

  O 301-846-2400 w frederick.edu

  O 301-695-9320 w www.bannerschool.org

Hood College

Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center

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401 Rosemont Ave.

Frederick

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

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16300 Old Emmitsburg Road

Emmitsburg

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

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5350 Spectrum Drive

Frederick

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

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1011 North Market St.

Frederick

Mother Seton School

Small classes, hands-on learning, and a well-rounded curriculum are complemented 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 pre-k to grade 8 education to all who seek it.

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100 Creamery Road

Emmitsburg

  O 301-447-3161 w www.mothersetonschool.org

  O 301-663-3427 w www.bethsholomfrederick.org

Saint John’s Regional Catholic School

Friends Meeting School

Frederick

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3232 Green Valley Road

Ijamsville

  O 301-798-0288 w www.friendsmeetingschool.org 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.

Lucy School Arts-Integrated Curriculum

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9117 Frostown Road

Middletown

  O 301-293-1163 w www.lucyschool.com

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8414 Oppossumtown Pike

  O 301-662-6722 w www.sjrcs.org

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Frederick Adventist School (pre-K–8)

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6437 Jefferson Pike

Frederick

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

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6642 Carpenter Road

Frederick

  O 301-473-8990 New Life Christian School (pre-K–12)

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5909 Jefferson Pike

Frederick

  O 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (pre-K-8)

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103 Prospect St.

Middletown

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

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3989 Buckeystown Pike

Buckeystown

  O 301-662-4210

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PRESCHOOLS Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs The FCPS Pre-Kindergarten program is a state-funded program for 4-year-olds who meet the following eligibility requirements: - Must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of current school year.

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Lincoln Elementary

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Middletown Elementary (grades 3–5)

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5250 Kingsbrook Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-2500 w http://education.fcps.org/bces Brunswick Elementary

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200 Madison St., Frederick

  O 240-236-2650

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201 E. Green St., Middletown

  O 240-236-1100 Middletown Primary (grades K–2)

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403 Franklin St., Middletown

- Must reside in Frederick County.

  O 240-236-2900

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

- Those who qualify under the Free and Reduced-Price Meal guidelines or who are homeless or in foster care receive automatic placement.

Butterfly Ridge Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

For more information, visit http://www.fcps. org/academics/prekindergarten

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400 Central Ave., Brunswick

601 Contender Way, Frederick

  O 240-566-0300 Carroll Manor Elementary

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5624 Adamstown Road, Adamstown

  O 240-236-3800

Educare Learning Center

Centerville Elementary

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

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

Provides 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families a comprehensive preschool program. Focus is on language skills, problem solving, creativity, personal growth, organizational skills and readiness for the public school system. Also offers parent education and special services.

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801 N. East St., Frederick

  O 301-378-9140

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS) Superintendent Theresa Alban

3601 Carriage Hill Drive, Frederick

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

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10601 Finn Drive, New Market

  O 240-236-5900

191 S. East St., Frederick

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

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 http://education.fcps.org/nmes/ New Midway Elementary School (grades 3–5)

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12226 Woodsboro Pike, Keymar

North Frederick Elementary

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

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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 http://education.fcps.org/oges/

  O 240-236-3200

Parkway Elementary

Kemptown Elementary

  O 240-236-2600

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3456 Kemptown Church Road, Monrovia

Lewistown Elementary

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Frederick County Board of Education Main Administrative Office

Myersville Elementary

  O 240-236-1500

  O 301-696-6910

http://fcps.org/boe

7421 Hayward Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1400

Emmitsburg Elementary

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

w

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11119 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary

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11820 Liberty Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1800

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300 Carroll Parkway, Frederick

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

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ABOUT FCPS 2019–20 Enrollment

> nearly 44,000 Enrollment Growth in Past Year

> 1,111 students Graduation Rate

> 92% Employees

> 6,000, of which nearly 3,000 are teachers ( fulltime equivalent positions) Student Demographics

> 58% White, 18% Hispanic/Latino of any race, 13% Black or African American, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

> 27% Eligible for free or reduced-price

school meals

> 11% Receiving Special Education services > 13% Families for whom English is not the

Thurmont Primary (grades Pre-K–2)

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7989 Rocky Ridge Road, Thurmont   O 240-236-2800

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http://education.fcps.org/tps

Tuscarora Elementary

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6321 Lambert Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-0000 w http://education.fcps.org/tues Twin Ridge Elementary

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1106 Leafy Hollow Circle, Mount Airy

  O 240-236-2300 w http://education.fcps.org/tres Urbana Elementary at Sugarloaf

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3400 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-0500 w http://education.fcps.org/ues Valley Elementary

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3519 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson

primary language

  O 240-236-3000 w http://education.fcps.org/ves

Per Pupil Expenditure

Walkersville Elementary

> $13,800 per year (2018–19) Combined SAT Scores (2019)

> 1,041 Maryland, 1,039 U.S., 1,058 Frederick County Advanced Placement Mean Scores (2018)

> 3.03 Maryland, 2.84 Global, 3.27 Frederick 37 Elementary Schools, Grades 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

> 31,000+ Meals Served Daily

> 12,500 lunches, about 7,000 breakfasts Meal Cost*

> Elementary: $2.65 lunch, $1.60 breakfast > Middle/High: $2.90 lunch, $1.85 breakfast 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.)

*

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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 http://education.fcps.org/waves Whittier Elementary

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2400 Whittier Drive, Frederick

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

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12520 Wolfsville Road, Myersville

  O 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary (grades Pre-K–2)

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101 Liberty Road, Woodsboro

  O 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

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8717 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1700 w http://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

  O 240-566-9000 Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle

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1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard, Frederick

  O 240-236-4900 Middletown Middle

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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 http://education.fcps.org/moms New Market Middle

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125 W. Main St., New Market

  O 240-236-4600 w http://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 Ct., Ijamsville

  O 240-566-9200 w http://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 http://education.fcps.org/wfms Windsor Knolls Middle

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11150 Windsor Road, Ijamsville

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


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FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS Brunswick High

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101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick

  O 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

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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 http://education.fcps.org/gtjhs Linganore High

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12013 Old Annapolis Road, Frederick

  O 240-566-9700 Middletown High

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200 Schoolhouse Drive, Middletown

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Career and Technology Center

The ARC of Frederick County

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7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

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

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210 Madison St., Frederick

  O 240-236-2694 w http://education.fcps.org/essl Frederick County Virtual School (includes Flexible Evening High School)

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At Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School

1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard, Room 116

  O 240-236-8450

For a complete listing of Other schools, see the FCPS Calendar Handbook p 53, online here:

w

http://www.fcps.org/calendar

  O 240-236-7400 w http://education.fcps.org/mhs

  O 301-663-0909 w http://arcfc.org

Frederick County Special Olympics

w

http://somd.org/frederick-county

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

  O 301-898-3587 w http://fc4htrp.org F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

A Down Syndrome Advocacy group in Frederick County

w

http://friendsoffredco.org

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

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2940 Point of Rocks Road, Jefferson

  O 240-315-0200 Maryland School for the Deaf

Oakdale High

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 ,

101 Clarke Place, Frederick

  O 301-360-2000

5850 Eaglehead Drive, Ijamsville

TDD: 301-360-2001

  O 240-566-9400 w http://education.fcps.org/ohs

w

http://msd.edu

Tuscarora High

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5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-6400 Urbana High

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3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

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An educational program serving children 8 weeks to school-age

81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-7200

FCPS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

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7215 Corporate Court, Frederick

  O 301-663-7970 w http://carrollcreekmontessori.org Frederick Classical Charter School

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8445 Spires Way, Frederick

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

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217 Dill Ave., Frederick

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

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Catholic Schools FREDERICK COUNTY FREDERICK COUNTY St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) Catholic Schools COUNTY 8414FREDERICK Opossumtown Pike | Schools Frederick, MD 21702 Catholic SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358Schools FREDERICK COUNTY FREDERICK COUNTY Catholic St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K 8th Grade St. John Regional CatholicSchools School (Pre-K - 8th -Grade) Catholic 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick, MD 21702 St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 8414 Opossumtown Pike | (Pre-K Frederick, MD 21702 Mother Seton School - 8th Grade) Catholic Schools SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 St.Catholic John Regional School MD (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Schools Frederick, MD 21702 100 Creamery RoadCatholic | Emmitsburg, 21727 SJRCS.org MotherSetonSchool.org |SJRCS.org 8414 Opossumtown Pike| |301-447-3165 Frederick, MD 21702 | 301-695-9358 St.301-695-9358 John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade)

St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick, MD 21702 100 Creamery Road | (Pre-K Emmitsburg, MDMD 21727 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick, 21702 Mother Seton School - 8th Grade) SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 Seton School (Pre-K - (Pre-K 8th MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 Mother Seton School - 8th Grade) Grade) 100 Creamery Road | (Pre-K Emmitsburg, SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 St. Thomas More Academy -MD 8th21727 Grade)

Mother 100 Creamery Road | (Pre-K Emmitsburg, MD 21727 MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 Mother Seton School - 8thMD Grade) 103 Prospect Street | Middletown, 21769 100 Creamery Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727 MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 100 Creamery Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727 STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 Mother Seton School - 8th Grade) St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) MotherSetonSchool.org | (Pre-K 301-447-3165 MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 100St. Creamery Road || Middletown, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 103 ProspectMore Street MD 21769 Thomas Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) Saint John'sMore Catholic Prep (High School) MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 St. Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 103Thomas Prospect Street | Middletown, MD 21769

3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD 21717 103 Prospect Street | Middletown, MD 21769 STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) SaintJohnsprep.org | 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 103 Prospect | Middletown, 21769 Saint John's Street Catholic Prep (HighMD School) St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K 8thGrade) Grade) STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K 8th 3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD Saint John's Catholic Prep (High School) 21717 103 Prospect Street | Enroll Middletown, MD 21769 | Today! 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade 103 SaintJohnsprep.org Prospect Street | Pike Middletown, MD 21769 Saint John's Catholic Prep (High School) 3989 Buckeystown | Buckeystown, MD 21717 3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD 21717 SaintJohnsprep.org | 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 Saint John's Catholic Prep (High School) STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 SaintJohnsprep.org | 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade 3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD 21717 Enroll Today! SaintJohnsprep.org | 9th-12th Grade Enroll| 301.662.4210 Today!

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Opp ortu n it y Driven 20+ Student Led Clubs & Activities 27 Athletic Teams and Counting Student Ambassador & Leadership Programs Spiritual & Servant Growth Opportunities NEW Delaplaine Fine Arts Center FUTURE Viking Athletic Stadium

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FREDERICK HEALTH ACHIEVES MAGNET RECOGNITION from American Nurses Credentialing Center BY KELSEY SHUPE, DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS, FREDERICK HEALTH

Magnet recognition is the gold standard of nursing excellence, positive practice environments and high-quality patient care. Only about 9 percent of hospitals worldwide receive Magnet designation and this is Frederick Health’s first time receiving this outcomes-driven credential from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Frederick Health received Magnet® status because: • Patients and their families are at the forefront of care. • Patients experience fewer complications, lower mortality rates and higher satisfaction scores. • Nurses identify Frederick Health as a supportive work environment. • Nurses are empowered, and leadership is visible and accessible. • Nursing practices are based on evidence, and nurses advance professionally. “It is a true honor to earn this prestigious designation as a reflection of the high-quality care provided by our hospital and health system,” said Cheryl Cioffi, senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of Frederick Health. “This has been a rigorous and lengthy process and we could not be more proud of our nursing staff and our entire team’s hard work and dedication.” Frederick Health submitted more than 3,500 pages of supportive evidence to the ANCC describing its nursing practices and positive patient outcomes. These pages described how nurses identify and improve processes, contribute to addressing the organization’s strategic priorities, are involved in the design and implementation of technology to enhance the patient experience and participate to improve workflows and the work environment. The ANCC said it was especially impressed with how collaboratively all departments work together at Frederick Health to achieve the health system’s mission.

“It takes teamwork across many different disciplines to receive Magnet recognition,” said Frederick Health President & CEO Tom Kleinhanzl. “This is a culmination of years of hard work within our organization. Magnet recognition speaks to our high standards and dedication to our mission to positively impact the well-being of every individual in our community. This is a nursing honor, and an honor for all of us, and we’re very proud of this accomplishment.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF FREDERICK HEALTH

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Jamie White, vice president of Quality Assurance and Patient Experience at Frederick Health called the designation “a celebration and validation of the amazing work our nurses do every day.

such as increasing the percentage of nurses with advanced degrees, having additional research studies and increasing quality patient outcomes and satisfaction.

“It is a symbol that says Frederick Health is an organization that always functions at a high level, strives to provide the best care possible, and supports staff to have the best possible work environment to be outstanding.”

“Magnet represents the highest quality outcomes and a supportive work environment that allows nurses and the entire healthcare team to provide exemplary patient care,” said Diane McFarland, vice president of Patient Care Services at Frederick Health. “We are up to the challenge of continuing to raise the bar to improve care for this community.”

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Members of Frederick Health’s Board of Directors were present for the announcement and echoed that this recognition confirms what many already knew, that Frederick Health has an excellent team of nurses throughout the health system.

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“Our nurses keep the patients and their families at the center of their daily care. We want to support a workforce that feels hopeful, confident, and safe,” said Denise Owen, clinical specialist, Nursing Quality & Magnet Recognition at Frederick Health. “Joy in work is an essential resource for the practice of nursing.”

About Frederick Health

With this recognition, Frederick Health also received three exemplars from the ANCC related to Central Line Acquired Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), Extravasation Rates and the collaborative work of the Chronic Care Management Home Care nurses and Care Clinic nurses.

Frederick Health Medical Group is a multi-specialty practice with more than 100 providers, 17 specialties and multiple locations across the county. The system has several ambulatory care locations, a freestanding cancer institute, two urgent care locations, and Frederick Health Village.

Standards for this designation increase every four years when organizations seek renewal of their Magnet status. To maintain this designation, Frederick Health will need to show improvements

Frederick Health provides comprehensive healthcare services to the residents of Frederick County. The system includes Frederick Health Hospital (founded in 1902), Frederick Health Medical Group, Frederick Health Employer Solutions, Frederick Health Home Care, and Frederick Health Hospice.

With more than 3,000 employees, Frederick Health provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness services to support its mission to positively impact the well-being of every individual in the community. For more information, visit frederickhealth.org.

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H E A LT H L I S T I N G S \\ Frederick Health Mount Airy

 Primary Care , 1502 S. Main St., Suite 303 Mount Airy

Frederick Health Hospital

, 400 W. Seventh St.

Frederick

w FrederickHealth.org   O 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700

Volunteer Services

  O 240-566-3567 Frederick Health Aspen Ridge

 ,

163 Thomas Johnson Drive,

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

O 240-566-313

Frederick Health Myersville

 ,

3000-D Ventrie Ct., Myersville

  O 240-215-6310 Frederick Health Rose Hill

 , 1562 Opossumtown Pike Frederick

Primary Care, Suite 302

  O 240-215-6310

Suite A, Frederick

Imaging

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

  O 240-566-3400

  O 240-566-3132

Laboratory

Frederick Health Crestwood

 ,

7211 Bank Court,

Frederick

Breast Surgery, Suite 110

  O 301-418-6611 Sleep Medicine, Suite 200

  O 240-566-3101 Frederick Health Thomas Johnson

 ,

75 Thomas Johnson Drive

Frederick

Hearing Care, Suite A

  O 240-566-7378

  O 240-575-2526

Primary Care, Suite 230

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, Suite B

  O 240-215-6310 Endocrine & Thyroid, Suite 240

  O 240-215-1454 Imaging, Suite 100 and 101

  O 240-566-3400 Nutrition & Weight Management, Suite 240

  O 240-575-2526 Frederick Health Toll House

 ,

501 W. Seventh St., Frederick

Ear, Nose & Throat Care (Otolaryngology), Suite 102

  O 240-575-2536

  O 240-215-1474

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Suite 101

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, Suite 120

Surgery, Suite 102

  O 240-566-3132 Laboratory, Suite 130

  O 240-215-1440 ProMotion Fitness, Suite 220

  O 240-215-1470

  O 240-566-4373   O 240-566-4373 Primary Care, Suite 104

  O 240-215-6310 Urgent Care, Suite 104

Frederick Health Urbana

 ,

3430 Worthington Blvd.

Frederick

Urgent Care

O 240-566-7300 Primary Care

O 240-215-6310 Imaging

O 240-566-3400

1 Frederick Health Way

Frederick

Home Care

O 240-566-3568 Hospice

O 240-566-3030 Frederick Health Walkersville

 ,

15 E. Frederick St.

Walkersville

Primary Care

O 240-215-6310 James M. Stockman Cancer Institute Frederick Health Medical Group

 ,

1562 Opossumtown Pike

Frederick

490-L Prospect Blvd., Frederick

  O 240-566-3001 Mount Airy Health & Wellness Pavilion

 ,

504 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

Mount Airy

Frederick Health Medical Group – Endocrine & Thyroid, Suite 120

  O 240-215-1454 Frederick Health Medical Group – Oncology & Hematology, Suite 120

  O 301-662-8477 Frederick Health Medical Group – Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

  O 301-663-9573 Frederick Health Medical Group – Urology, Suite 120

  O 240-575-2526

Laboratory, Suite 105

Support Services

  O 301-829-5800

  O 240-566-4100

Primary Care, Suite 120

Chest Surgery

  O 240-566-4373 Urology

Infusion Therapy O 240-566-4100

Laboratory, Suite 105

Supportive & Geriatric Care

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  O 301-663-4774

  O 240-566-3400

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Cancer Surgery

Imaging, Suite 104

  O 301-698-8374

 ,

Frederick Health Employer Solutions

 ,

Frederick

Hood Student Health & Counseling Services

  O 240-566-7005

Frederick Health Village

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, Suite B

  O 240-215-6310

516 Trail Ave.

Frederick

  O 240-566-3030

  O 240-566-4100

Primary Care, Suite A

 ,

O 240-566-3132

Oncology & Hematology

  O 240-566-3410

Frederick Health Dental Clinic

Mount Airy

  O 301-360-2574

  O 240-566-3132

  O 240-566-4500

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab  

Care Clinic, Suite 103

194 Thomas Johnson Drive

Radiation Medicine

Frederick Health Hospice – Kline House

  O 240-566-4373

 ,

  O 240-566-4100

O 301-874-2163

Laboratory

  O 301-698-8374

Frederick Health Liberty

Integrative Services

  O 240-566-3031

  O 240-215-6310

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MEDICAL CENTERS


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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REGIONAL HOSPITALS

Frederick Health Hospital

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Frederick

  O 301-694-3400

Rockville

  O 240-864-6000 Brook Lane Health Services

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  O 301-733-0330

Washington, D.C.

Carroll County General Hospital

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Children’s National Medical Center

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Washington, D.C.

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Baltimore

  O 410-532-8000 Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  O 202-884-5000

1-800-787-0021

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Baltimore

Frederick

Washington Adventist Hospital

Baltimore

Baltimore

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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Rockville

Takoma Park

  O 301-891-7600

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Hagerstown

  O 301-790-8000 Washington Hospital Center

  O 301-251-4500

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Washington County Hospital Association

  O 410-578-8600

Saint Agnes Hospital

  O 443-849-2000

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 ,

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Good Samaritan Hospital

Sheppard Pratt Services at FHH

Mercy Medical Center

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

Gettysburg, Pa.

Rockville

  O 301-279-6000

  O 240-566-3990

The Gettysburg Hospital

  O 717-334-2121

  O 410-848-3000

  O 1-800-455-6467

  O 202-444-2000

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Westminster

Baltimore

  O 410-332-9000

1-800-342-2992

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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Georgetown University Hospital

Hagerstown

Silver Spring

  O 301-754-7000

Frederick Surgical Center

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Holy Cross Hospital

 ,

  O 240-566-3300

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

 ,

Frederick

Baltimore

 ,

Washington, D.C.

  O 202-877-7000

  O 410-368-6000

Mental Health Association of Frederick County

Walk-In Behavioral Health Services 2020 has been a year filled with change, challenge, and crisis. If you or a loved one are beginning to struggle with daily life or begin to feel overwhelmed, MHA's Walk-In Services may be able to help. To ensure everyone in the community has access to our services, Walk-In Behavioral Health can be accessed in-person or online through our virtual telehealth platform.

In-person Walk-In services follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff. Walk-In services are available at our office located at 226 South Jefferson Street, Frederick, MD 21701. If you prefer to access the Virtual Walk-in Service, visit fcmha.org/coronavirus.

Hours Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm For telephone support call 211 or 301-662-2255, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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226 South Jefferson Street Frederick, MD 21701

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Now Welcoming New Patients

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

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

SERVING THE FREDERICK AREA OVER 20 YEARS

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Joseph Camacho, DDS and Associates • Relaxing Private Rooms • Sedation Dentistry • Laser Lip and Tongue Tie Release • Babies Under 18 Months Complimentary Exam • Orthodontics Parents Welcome During Treatment for Children & Adults FREDERICK, MD: 77 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite A • Frederick, Maryland 21702 • 301-682-3887 HAGERSTOWN, MD: 1150 Omega Drive, Suite 102 • Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 • 240-513-6161

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NONPROFIT HELPS OLDER ADULTS with financial needs BY GINA GALUCCI-WHITE

When days get tough, Leslie Schultz, founder and president of Supporting Older Adults through Resources Inc. (SOAR) thinks of one particular woman. She could not afford food and wasn’t eating, and so she called SOAR for help. SOAR was able to provide her with food and several other needs during an 18-month period. One day, a funeral director called Schultz to tell her the woman had died at a local nursing home, and the only phone number found in her contact list was for SOAR. “She knew that she had someone in her final days,” Schultz recalled. “That story has resonated with me since it happened. I reflect on that often. When there are days when you get frustrated and you are like, ‘How can this all work?’ You reflect on that story and similar ones like it. You know you make a difference in someone’s life and, in many instances, it is in the final days, so that has great meaning.” Schultz has been helping older adults since 2000, working in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. “I saw seniors that had the money to obtain services and pay for the things that they needed and I saw seniors that didn’t have the resources and there was really nowhere to turn,” she said. “Nobody to help you pay a utility bill or pay some additional medical bills or understand your particular situation. There was no one doing that.”

Requests to SOAR can run the gamut from repairing a mailbox to helping to find a home for a homeless senior. Once a need is met, the nonprofit will often help the senior in other areas as well. There are five main areas where they see a large number of requests: food, housing, medication, transportation and medical equipment.

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The nonprofit helps an average of 30 people each month. “The average applicant that we get makes about $900 a month and that doesn’t go very far in Frederick County,” Schultz said. About 75 percent of SOAR’s clients are from professional referrals including doctors, social workers, nurses, therapists and hospice workers. The rest are self-referrals, but anyone may request help for an older adult. Schultz notes the nonprofit has grown so quickly because the demand was there.

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After SOAR’s founding in 2013, the nonprofit took about 18 months to generate funds and infrastructure before taking its first clients in 2015. Basic requirements for aid include that clients must be at least 65 years old, live in Frederick County and have an income of less than $2,100 per month.


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“We didn’t have a choice but to grow,” she said. “We needed to meet the demand. In some ways, I still consider us a grassroots organization. We don’t really have any paid staff. We do this all on a volunteer basis.”

“Seniors are isolated,” she said. “Many of them don’t have family members nearby and some don’t even have family members involved so they don’t really get seen. It really helps us to be a place where they can access us.”

Schulz runs the nonprofit from her home and says it is like a second full-time job.

For Schultz, this generation of older adults has given so much of their lives to the country including as veterans, teachers and community members. “Now is their time,” she says. “Now they should not be suffering in silence. They should be asking for any little bit of help that we can provide as a community back to them. Now more than ever they need to know that someone is there for them even if it is just to bring them a sack of groceries or a holiday meal.”

“I don’t get paid for but it brings me and the Board of Directors a lot of joy that we are making a difference here in this community,” she said.

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And they truly are: in about five years, the nonprofit has offered more than $300,000 in services to older adults in need. Traditionally, the nonprofit raises most of its operating budget through an annual auction fundraiser, A Toast to the Holidays, in November. This year, the event had to be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit also receives funds through grant writing and local foundations. Schultz notes many donors like the direct giving aspect of the nonprofit. Seniors are a large and growing population. Schultz believes they are a vulnerable population that are underserved and sometimes hidden away.

+ SOAR offers financial assistance to seniors aged 65+ who meet financial criteria to help with, for example:

• purchasing physician-ordered medications • transportation services • in-home support services • purchasing food, clothing and personal care items • in home modifications and supplies • Assistance with accessing services available in Frederick County • Assistance for caregivers providing care to a person aged 65+

Find out more at https://soarfrederick.org/

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TIPS FOR TELEWORKING During a Pandemic

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

Both employers and employees have had a unique telework situation presented to them this year due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. While some were prepared for the transition to full-time work from home, others had some adjustments to make to comfortably run operations. To further understand the telework situations locally, TransIT’s Employer Connection contractor created and distributed a survey for employees in Frederick. Results from the survey showed only about four in 10 people were allowed to telework at least once per week prior to the pandemic, but more than 90 percent felt they were just as or more productive working from home as in their offices. They all mentioned that they have been satisfied with the opportunity to telework but having children home at the same time created some challenges. If you are still working from home with children, here are some tips to help ease some of the stress that may be present while everyone is working and learning under one roof. • Communication is key! Make sure to communicate with your supervisor about your home situation during this time. Could a meeting time be changed?

create a better work-life balance? For example, could you begin the day sooner to tackle important tasks and meetings with colleagues and finish smaller projects later in the day? • Set a schedule and stick to a routine. Sit down with your family or household on Sundays to plan out your week. Involve children

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• Be flexible – in all aspects. Can you shift your hours slightly to


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and caretakers if possible. Put everything on a shared calendar so there are not any surprises. Continue to treat your routine like you are going into the office or going to school. • Set expectations and reward positive weeks. Let your family or household know when you are available during the day to limit confusion and interruptions. At the end of the week, if everything goes well, reward positive behavior with going for ice cream or order from your favorite restaurant or do a fun activity together. • Don’t forget to practice self-care. Eat well, get enough rest, some fresh air and exercise. Disconnect at the end of the work day. Staying healthy and as active as you can will help your

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overall wellbeing during a time of uncertainty.

+ More Information TransIT’s Employer Connection Program offers free telework assistance to Frederick County employers. For more information on the program, please visit TransIT’s website at www.frederickcountymd. gov/transit or contact TransIT Rideshare at transitrideshare@ frederickcountymd.gov or by phone at 301-600-RIDE.

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FREDERICK TRADITIONS CONTINUE this holiday season BY GINA GALLUCCI-WHITE

This year, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, most normal holiday activities are either cancelled or looking a lot different in Frederick County and beyond. We rounded up some ideas for holiday fun, from Halloween through the new year, for Frederick-area families to participate in this year. Halloween is on at Ijamsville House Russ and Alena Whitt spend all year getting ready for the two annual outdoor events they run out of their home — The Halloween House of Ijamsville and The Holiday House of Ijamsville. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the couple was unsure about hosting the displays this year, so they asked those who follow their event pages on Facebook in late June if they should proceed with their family tradition this year. The response was overwhelmingly in favor, as long as social distancing measures were put into place and guests were required to wear masks. So, the Whitts are planning to host their events once again, and say it will be “the biggest year ever.” “I want to offer something to do,” Russ Whitt says. “I feel like everybody is stuck inside.” For nearly a decade, the couple has welcomed thousands of visitors to see terrifying displays featuring phobias and horror film icons such as Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees during the month of October. They have a pirate ship filled with a skeletal crew, a cemetery with more than 100 tombstones, a creepy dessert table, a haunted playground, “Area 51” and a nightmare nursery, to name just a few displays. “Basically this year we decided to (take) a lot of the stuff that we already had but make it better,” Russ Whitt says.

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A few years ago, they added a holiday display in December, showcasing large plywood cutouts of cartoons through the ages including “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and characters from “Peanuts” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.” While the experience is free, donations are encouraged, as the couple puts funds toward their children’s medical needs. Their daughter, Sera, was diagnosed several years ago with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. Around the same time, their son Jake suffered symptoms similar to a traumatic brain injury and he could not talk or use one of his arms. His condition has since improved. Due to the pandemic, Whitt will fence off his whole field so people have to start at the driveway and follow the trail, where paths have been increased in width. Times and dates for the displays may be found on the family’s Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/halloweenhouseofijamsville and https://www.facebook.com/holidayhouseijamsville.

Brats and Beers Still Flow at Oktoberfest Folks will still be able to enjoy Frederick’s Oktoberfest this year, put on by the Rotary Clubs of Frederick County on Oct. 3, but this time in a carryout and delivery format. “For us, it was kind of a no-brainer to try to find something to keep the event alive, even in an adapted format,” said Ashley Waters, event co-chair.


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The event offers community fellowship, Waters said, while at the same time raising needed funds for local Rotary Clubs to support local nonprofits. For the first time, participants began celebrating German heritage at brunch (10 a.m. to noon) with Kegs and Eggs, featuring egg and bratwurst casserole, kinklings and a commemorative 64-ounce growler filled with Flying Dog beer. The dinner menu, served from noon to 7 p.m., showcased all the event favorites, such as schweinbratin (pork loin), gourmet hot dog, sauerkraut, German potato salad and strudel. Beer offerings included growlers and six-pack Oktoberfest and full samplers to go. The annual attendance at the Great Frederick Fair grounds usually averages 7,000 people. This year, Waters says she hopes for about 1,000 carryout orders. Those who order must choose specific time slots for pickup, and by early September many were already securing their spots. “...We really just hope they enjoy the German food … while knowing they are supporting the community,” Waters said. “The cool thing about this is that you are helping organizations continue their good work while enjoying fun times in your backyard.”

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All Aboard for the Holidays in Walkersville The Walkersville Southern Railroad (WSRR) plans to host one of its most popular events of the year — Train Rides with Santa — on select dates from the end of November through Dec. 20. “Due to the pandemic, we have had to limit our coach ticket counts to allow for our guests to safely social distance,” says Rachel Shipley, director of special events. “We also collectively came up with new ways to allow our guests to enjoy Santa Trains in their own private space.” This year, guests can rent tables in the parlor car or can rent an entire lounge car. Private caboose rentals are also on offer. “These new options have been received very well and we hope to continue to offer these spaces in the future,” Shipley said. Due to the pandemic, the WSRR is offering a small gift from Santa to all children, instead of the usual cookies and hot chocolate.

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New this year, the WSRR is offering two evening Winter Express train rides at 6 p.m., Nov. 28 and Dec. 12. Guests may reserve a private table or lounge area and enjoy Christmas crafts, cookies, hot chocolate and a private performance from Mr. Jon and Friends.

WHAT’S HAPPENING FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICK

“While many events were cancelled this year, the magic of Christmas is still going strong,” Shipley said. “Children have endured many changes this year and we think it is important to provide some sense of ‘normalcy’ in the safest way possible, during the holiday season.”

As of press time, no final decisions had been made about these events. Check the website CelebrateFrederick.com to find out more as the holiday season nears.

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Celebrate Frederick plans a number of holiday activities over multiple weeks each December, to mark the holidays. These include the Scents and Sweets Competition, Holiday Art Competition, Kris Kringle Procession, Candlelight House Tour and the Festival of Lights.

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ART CENTERS & GALLERIES The ArtistAngle Gallery

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124 S. Carroll St.

Frederick

  O 240-285-4393 w www.theartistangle.com Delaplaine Arts Center

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40 S. Carroll St.

Frederick

  O 301-698-0656 w www.delaplaine.org The Frederick Arts Council

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5 E. Second St. and

11 W. Patrick St., Suite 201, Frederick

  O 301-662-4190 w www.frederickartscouncil.org

MUSEUMS Beatty Cramer House

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Liberty Road, Frederick

  O 301-668-2086 Brunswick Heritage Museum

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B40 W. Potomac St.

Brunswick

  O 301-834-7100 w www.brunswickmuseum.org

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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339 S. Seton Ave.

Emmitsburg

  O 301-447-6606 w www.setonshrine.org Roger Brooke Taney House

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121 S. Bentz St.

Frederick

  O 301-663-7880 w www.frederickhistory.org

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS City of Frederick Parks & Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department was founded in 1927 to provide recreational opportunities to all Frederick city residents, regardless of age, race or religion, and to provide and maintain parks, swimming pools, and sports facilities for public use and benefit.

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Frederick

  O 301-663-1188 w www.frederickhistory.org National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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48 E. Patrick St.

Frederick

  O 301-695-1864 w www.civilwarmed.org Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum

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1611 N. Market St.

Frederick

  O 301-600-1650 w www.rosehillmuseum.com Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

, 1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick

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Baltimore

  O 301-825-5359 w www.marylandravens.org

NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a footpath across 2,168 miles from Georgia to Maine. Almost 40 miles cross Maryland, most following the ridgeline of South Mountain. There is only a 1,650-foot change in elevation from the low point at the Potomac River to the high point at High Rock.

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Catoctin Mountain Park

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Frederick County Parks & Recreation

184.5-mile linear park that interprets the role of canals in America’s westward expansion. A towpath cuts through the Catoctin Mountains at Point of Rocks. Eight miles west, the towpath comes to the railroad town of Brunswick.

Parks-Recreation

YMCA

Thurmont

Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

  O 301-600-1300 w cityoffrederick.com/255/

121 N. Bentz St. Frederick

Heritage Frederick

12610 Catoctin Furnace Road,

  O 301-217-0960 w www.disabledsportsusa.org

, Talley Recreation Center

  O 240-288-7396 w www.catoctinfurnace.org

 ,

 ,

Rockville

Contains 25 miles of hiking trails, camping and lodging, and scenic overlooks.

Frederick County offers a variety of parks and recreation programs for its residents. Find out about seasonal activities for all ages at recreater. com. For a map of all Frederick County parks facilities, go to: http:// maps.frederickcountymd.gov/ parksandrecreation.

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.

Disabled Sports USA

 ,

1000 N. Market St.

Frederick

 O 301-663-5131 w www.frederickymca.org

SPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Baltimore Chapter – Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS)

 ,

Baltimore

  O 410-771-4606 w www.barsinfo.org Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

 ,

Annapolis

  O 410-266-5722 w www.crabsailing.org

C & O Canal National Historical Park

w nps.gov/pohe National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park

 ,

South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg

  O 301-477-1000 w firehero.org

STATE PARKS State Park Reservations

  O 1-888-432-2267 w https://parkreservations. maryland.gov

Cunningham Falls State Park The William Houck Area is 3 miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 (lake, falls and camping); the Manor Area is 3 miles south of Thurmont off U.S. Route 15 (aviary, camping, Catoctin Iron Furnace). Swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing, campsites and camper cabins available April through October.

w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/pages/western/ cunningham.aspx

Gambrill State Park

Located on the ridge of the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick. Includes 16 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Three stone overlooks offer views of Frederick and Middletown Valley. Nature center, wooded picnic areas, a small fishing pond, picnic shelters. The Tea Room lodge is available for reservation.

w https://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/Pages/western/ gambrill.aspx Gathland State Park

Once the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. A large stone monument dedicated to the memory of Civil War. Hiking trails and picnic pavilion available.

 ,

Jefferson

w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/Pages/western/ gathland.aspx

Greenbrier State Park

Multi-use park with a 42-acre manmade freshwater lake and beach. Swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing. Visitor center open yearround. 11 miles of hiking trails.

 ,

Boonsboro

  O 301-791-4767 w https://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/Pages/western/ greenbrier.aspx

South Mountain Recreation Area

40-mile multi-use state park weaving along the South Mountain ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. It has no distinguishable boundary or entrance facility and can be accessed at a number of locations. Most of the park is only accessible by foot. Guided climbing at Annapolis Rocks requires a special use agreement to be completed in advance.

w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/pages/western/ southmountain.aspx

Washington Monument State Park

Located atop South Mountain and named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. The monument is a rugged stone tower that was initially erected in 1827. Stop by the park office or museum to learn more about the first major Civil War battle fought in Maryland.

, Middletown

  O 301-791-4767 w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/pages/western/ southmountain.aspx


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DINING

Chipotle Mexican Grill • IHOP • Kulfi Ice Cream & Italian Ice • Matsutake Sushi & Steak • McDonald’s MOD Superfast Pizza • Noodles & Company Panda Express • Poke Bowl • Starbucks TGI Friday’s • WildBerries Bakery & Juice Bar

FASHION

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

SERVICES & SHOPPING

Bank of America ATM • Lenscrafters MOM’s • Nail Trix • Oil & Vinegar Plow & Hearth • PNC Bank Pure Barre Fitness • Slim Life Health & Wellness Sola Salon Studios • The UPS Store

ENTERTAINMENT

Champion Billiards & Sports Café Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 & IMAX

Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Boulevard, Frederick • Exit 31B off I-270 • www.ShopWestview.com • F d

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BERNARD HOWARD TRAIL celebrates contributions of 19th Century Frederick farmer In early September, Frederick County celebrated the opening of Othello Regional Park, the county’s newest park located between Brunswick and Rosemont. The park’s first phase is now finished, and includes a synthetic turf field, picnic shelters, baseball and softball fields, a playground and walking trails. Once complete, the park will encompass 214 acres and will include a primitive campground, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, ball fields, and hiking and biking trails. The county named the park Othello Regional Park, to honor the memory of a farmer who lived his life nearby and whose descendants still call Frederick County home. Bernard “Barney” Howard was born into slavery in 1798 and lived as an enslaved person on the Needwood Forest property near to where Othello Regional Park now exists. Needwood Forest was the property of Mary Digges Lee Gouverneur, family to Maryland’s first governor under the Articles of Confederation government, Thomas Lee. Needwood Forest was a successful farming operation which in the year 1850 produced: 800 bushels of wheat, 1,000 bushels of Indian corn, 100 bushels of oats, 100 pounds of wool, 50 pounds of honey, 200 pounds of butter, as well as potatoes, beans, hay and orchard products. As an enslaved man, Howard was called “Othello,” and he was forced to labor on the Needwood Forest farm until he gained his freedom in 1864, whereupon he gave himself the name Bernard Howard. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was declared

After spending most of his life being forced to labor for others,

in 1862, enslaved people in Maryland were not freed until Nov.

Howard and his wife, Sarah, and children were freed as part

1, 1864.

of the passing of the new Maryland Constitution. Their eldest

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child, Daniel, was about 20 years old at the time; his youngest, Judson, was 6. Howard and his family remained in the area and began farming; In 1869, he purchased 5 acres of land from Gouverneur, on which he built a small stone house located 3 miles from where Othello Regional Park now stands. The home was later passed down to his daughter, Julia Ann Smothers. Julia and Daniel remained in the region, working on farms throughout the area. Daniel’s daughter, Mary, later became the housekeeper and cook for the Charles Flook family, who lived on the property where Othello Regional Park is now located. Howard continued to work in local agricultural production until about 1880, when his health prevented him from continuing to labor. He died on July 17, 1881, having spent nearly 80 years helping to grow and harvest the agricultural goods of Frederick County. Today, visitors to Othello Regional Park may walk the Bernard Howard Trail, enjoy the natural beauty of the area, and appreciate the contributions of Howard to the region’s rich agricultural history.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

& THINGS TO DO

*** PLEASE NOTE: Events included on the following pages were confirmed to the best of our ability at press time. Please note that event dates and times are subject to change due to COVID-19-related restrictions. Please check with organizers listed to confirm events before heading out.

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THURMONT, MD GETAWAY TO THE GATEWAY!

Historic Main Street

Murals On Main

3 Orchards

3 Wineries

Covered Bridges

Winterbrook Farms Fall Festival Weekends thru Nov. 1

Shop Small Thurmont Saturday, Nov. 28

ART | WINERIES | ORCHARDS | DINING | CORN MAZE For more information please visit

ThurmontMainStreet.com We’ve Been Social Distancing For Decades!

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African American Cemetery Trail At least 271 enslaved people of African ancestry worked at Catoctin Furnace between the 1770s and the 1840s. Panels along this trail tell the story of the furnace and village. They also provide a window into the lives of the people who lived and labored here and were buried in the cemetery.

Open 7 days a week dawn to dusk.

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. 12610 Catoctin Furnace Rd | Thurmont, MD 21788 catoctinfurnace.org | info@catoctinfurnace.org 240-288-7396

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Happy Holidays!

The Frederick Arts Council’s Sky Stage will see you next season.

Join the Ghosts of Shepherdstown For a tour of the town they call home…

Shepherdstown Mystery Walks OPEN ALL YEAR Make reservations today:

301-639-0351

www.shepherdstownmysterywalks.com

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Shop

Local This Holiday Season! Follow The Frederick County Guide on Facebook to learn about upcoming holiday events, special sales at local shops, and enticing offers from regional restaurants! We make it easy for you to shop local throughout the holiday season.

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TOWNS throughout FREDERICK COUNTY


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BRUNSWICK ACTIVITIES: Brunswick Community Carnival (late June): Live and activities including a petting zoo, face painting, food, vendors and a balloon artist, at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Hall. Brunswick Railroad Days: The annual festival occurs on the first weekend of October to celebrate the city’s history with the B&O Railroad. Model train display, rides aboard MARC trains and multiple food vendors and musical entertainers. Veterans Day Parade: Annual parade through downtown Brunswick with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The parade honors those who have served the country both past and present, starting at 2 p.m.

CITY FACTS: * Data as of 2010, based on the U.S. Census

Population: 5,870

City Hall

Number of households:

 ,

31 W. Potomac St.

2,144

  O 301-834-7500 w BrunswickMD.gov

Median value of owner occupied household:

LIBRARY

$220,700

Frederick County Public Libraries Brunswick branch

People under the age of 5:

 ,

6.4 percent

People under age of 18: 25.5 percent

915 N. Maple Ave.

  O 301-600-7250 w fcpl.org LOCAL DINING A Better Choice Bakery

People aged 65 years or older: 10 percent

, 6 W. Potomac St.

Language other than English spoken in the home:

Beans in the Belfry

6.2 percent

High school graduate or higher over the age of 25: 92 percent

Bachelor’s degree or higher over the age of 25: 33.8 percent

ELECTED OFFICIALS

  O 301-712-4137

 ,

122 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-834-7178 Boxcar Burgers

 ,

12 S. Maple Ave.

  O 202-642-1902 The Hive

 ,

318 Petersville Road

  O 301-696-6506 King’s Pizza

 ,

215 W. Potomac St.

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Towpath Creamery

Brunswick Service Center

 ,

 ,

12 S. Maple Ave.

  O 301-969-6480

98 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8006

Wing N Pizza Shack

C.M. Bloomers

 ,

 ,

100 Souder Rd

  O 301-834-5555 SHOPS American Tattoo Studio

 ,

1434 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8335

76 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8200 Jerry’s Liquors

 ,

30 Petersville Road

  O 301-834-7133 Niningers Tire and Auto Center

 ,

  O 301-834-9999

Antiques N’ Ole Stuff

Term expiring August 2024 Nathan Brown

New China Chinese Restaurant

 ,

MAYOR PRO TEM

  O 301-834-4444

Term expiring August 2022 John Dayton

Blue Ridge Automotive

Penny’s Diner

 ,

COUNCIL MEMBERS

  O 240-772-9099

Brunswick Auto Repair

Three Points Cycle on the C & O Canal Trail

Potomac Street Grill

 ,

 ,

MAYOR

Terms expiring August 2024 Vaughn Ripley, Christopher Vigliotti, Angel White Term expiring August 2022 Andrew St. John

 ,  ,  ,

66 Souder Road

620 Souder Roa

31 E. Potomac St.

1434 Souder Road

  O 301-834-7863

 ,

52 Souder Road

  O 301-969-0812

5 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-834-7199

Brunswick Barber Shop

Tri State Liquors

Stroker’s BBQ

 ,

 ,

6 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-712-4137

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  O 301-969-0088

R & R Guns and Ammo LLC

  O 301-969-0548

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  O 703-887-1244

302 Petersville Road

  O 301-834-9855

56 Souder Road

  O 301-834-5420

96 Souder Road

  O 301-834-4448


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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

 ,

 ,

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

POPULATION 151 as of 2010 Census

500 E. Main St.

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

8 E. Main St.

  O 301-834-9592

 ,

Burkittsville

  O 201-834-9866

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 St. 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.

TOWN FACTS * Data based on 2010 U.S. Census

Population: 3,090 (2017 estimate)

Number of households: 997 People under the age of 18: 5.4 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 16.3 percent ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR: Donald N. Briggs (Term expires October 2023) TOWN COMMISSIONERS Term expiring October 2023 Joseph Ritz III Terms expiring October 2021 Clifford Sweeney, president Timothy O’Donnell, vice president Terms expiring October 2022 TJ Burns Frank Davis Town Hall

 ,

300A S. Seton Ave.

  O 301-600-6300 w www.emmitsburgmd.gov LIBRARY Frederick County Public Libraries Emmitsburg Branch

 ,

300A S. Seton Ave.

  O 301-600-1630 w www.fcpl.org PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS Fall 2020 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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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.

CITY FACTS *Data as of July 1, 2016 based on U.S. Census

Population: 70,060

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Number of households:

 ,

26,591

Median household income:

Citizens Truck Company 9 S. Court St.

  O 301-600-1713 Independent Hose Company

$64,700

 ,

People under the age of 5:

Junior Fire Company

7.7 percent in 2010

People under the age of 18:

310 Baughman’s Lane

  O 301-600-1720

 ,

535 N. Market St.

  O 301-600-2286

23.7 percent in 2010

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

People aged 65 years or older:

  O 301-600-9330

10.8 percent in 2010

 ,

6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy.

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

 ,

79 S. Market St.

Language other than English spoken in home: 23.9 percent

  O 301-600-1711

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+):

  O 301-600-9330

United/Westview Fire Station

 ,

5525 New Design Road

89.2 percent

LIBRARY

Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 37.7 percent

 ,

ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR

Michael O’Connor (Sworn in December 2017 for a 4-year term)

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

Kuzemchak, Ben MacShane, Kelly Russell, Derick Shackelford and Roger Wilson. (Sworn in for 4-year term in December 2017) City Hall  , 101 N. Court St.   O 301-600-1380 w www.CityOfFrederick.com

C.Burr Artz Central Library

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

 ,

201 E. Patrick St.

  O 301-662-2131 College Estates Station

 ,

1301 W. Seventh St.

  O 301-662-6115 Tuscarora

 ,

5709-A Tuscarora Road

  O 301-874-2303 TOWN PARKS Baker Park

 ,

121 N. Bentz St.

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

  O 301-600-1493

  O 301-600-2100

  O 301-600-1492

CITY OF FREDERICK DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

SWIMMING POOLS

  O 301-629-6360

City Recreation Department

Baker Park Swimming Pool

  O 301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

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110 E. Patrick St.

LEARN & EXPLORE National Museum of Civil War Medicine  , 48 E. Patrick St. 301-695-1864 Scheifferstadt Architectural Museum

 ,

1110 Rosemont Ave.

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-575-9690 MESSIANIC

El Shaddai Congregation

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-4496

  O 301-663-3885

CHURCHES

Roads and Rails Museum  , 200 N. East St.   O 301-624-5524

 ,

Rose Hill Manor Park and Museum  , 1611 N. Market St.   O 301-600-1650

Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Frederick

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

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-6167

Roger Brooke Taney House  , 121 S. Bentz St.   O 301-663-7880

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

SYNAGOGUES

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

 ,

 ,

Beth Sholom Congregation Frederick

  O 301-663-0267

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-898-7100 Frederick

  O 301-293-8938


/ / F R E D E R I/C/ KS EC COTUI N O TNY HTEOAW DN ER S Victory Christian Center

Grace Community Church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5253

Frederick

  O 301-473-4337

Faith United Church of Christ

 ,

Frederick

Ambassador Baptist Church

Frederick Church of Christ

Hope Christian Fellowship Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-620-7729

Frederick

  O 301-662-5789

Adamstown

First Church of Christ Scientist

Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

  O 301-834-7755

Frederick

  O 301-662-7852

Frederick

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Church of the Nazarene

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-8283

Jefferson

  O 301-473-8262

 ,

Edgewood First Church of God

Frederick Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

  O 301-662-3110

  O 301-682-5007

Frederick

Parkway Community Church

Harvest Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-8900 Frederick Korean Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-6446 People’s Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5635 South End Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-4347 Victory Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-5153 Frederick Church of the Brethren

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1819 Tibetan Meditation Center

 ,

Frederick

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

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-8288

Frederick

  O 301-663-0741

 ,

  O 301-845-9870

Frederick

  O 301-695-9053 Emmanuel Bible Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4686

All Saints Episcopal Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-5625 First Love Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-694-8435 Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-9148 Emmanuel Bible Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4686

 ,

  O 301-662-4796

Harvest Christian Fellowship

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-0206 District Office of Christian Missionary Alliance

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-620-9934 Emmanuel Alliance Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-0002 Frederick Alliance Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-1199

 ,

Frederick

Bethel Lutheran Church Office

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-694-8280 Evangelical Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-6361 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-3344 Mount Zion Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4737

 ,

Calvary United Methodist Church

 ,

Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

Frederick

 ,

Flint Hill United Methodist

 ,

Frederick

Hopehill United Methodist

Victory Christian Center

 ,

Frederick

Jackson United Methodist

Faith Reformed Presbyterian

 ,

Frederick

Linganore United Methodist

Frederick Presbyterian

 ,

Frederick

Mount Carmel United Methodist

Good News Presbyterian

 ,

Frederick

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

New Hope Presbyterian Frederick

 ,

  O 301-694-3595 Seventh-Day Adventist Church Frederick

Ijamsville

  O 301-865-5443 Trinity United Methodist Church

 ,

  O 301-662-5254

Frederick

  O 301-662-2895

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1303

  O 301-473-7070

 ,

Union Bridge

  O 410-795-1291

  O 301-663-5338

 ,

Frederick

  O 601-694-7315

  O 301-662-0662

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-874-1166

  O 301-473-5253

 ,

Adamstown

  O 301-874-0890

  O 301-473-8788

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-5273

Apostolic Lighthouse United (Pentecostal Church)

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1464

  O 301-663-0663

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-874-2313

  O 301-846-0868

 ,

Frederick

Buckeystown United Methodist

Frederick

 ,

Korean Emmanuel Church

Frederick

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1727

Unity in Frederick

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

  O 301-620-2255

 ,

Walkersville

Frederick Christian Fellowship

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

  O 301-360-9581

 ,

Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist

Frederick

SURE Fellowship Church

Asbury United Methodist

  O 301-663-9380

  O 301-662-0206

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Frederick

  O 301-694-8772

 ,

  O 301-620-2255

Frederick Baptist Temple

Frederick

Araby United Methodist

Frederick

  O 301-663-6271

 ,

Frederick

Grace United Church of Christ

  O 301-662-3312

First Missionary Baptist Church Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-2088

 ,

  O 301-624-5838

First Baptist Church of Frederick

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

 ,

  O 301-874-5838

Faith Baptist Church Knoxville

Frederick

  O 301-695-6550

  O 301-473-4737

Salvation Army

 ,

Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-2311

  O 301-473-7680 Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

 ,

Frederick

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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.

TOWN FACTS: * Data as of 2010, based on the U.S. Census

Population: 4,136

Middletown Municipal Center

Number of households:

 , 31 W. Main St.

1,665

Median household income: $125,227

Residents under age of 5: 6 percent

  O 301-371-6171 w Middletown.md.us LIBRARY

Frederick County Public Libraries Middletown branch

 ,

101 Prospect St.

Residents under age of 18:

  O 301-600-7560 w fcpl.org

27 percent

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

People aged 65 years or older: 11 percent

Abbraccio Gelato

Language other than English spoken in the home:

Aleko’s Village Cafe

, O

 ,

203B E. Main St. 301-473-5335 11670 Old National Pike

9.1 percent

  O 301-882-7889

ELECTED OFFICIALS

 ,

BURGESS

John D. Miller (Serving his fourth four-year term, expiring in 2020)

TOWN COMMISSIONERS (Serving 4-year terms) Larry K. Bussard Richard L. Dietrick Jennifer J. Falcinelli Christopher I. Goodman Jean B. LaPadula

MYERSVILLE

Asian Cafe

7 N. Church St.

  O 301-371-5988

PHOTOGRAPH BY MOLLY FELLIN SPENCE

Dunkin Donuts

Tapia’s On Main

  O 240-490-8681

  O 240-490-8461

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway

Fratelli’s Italian and Seafood

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway   O 301-371-4000

The Main Cup

 ,

14 W. Main St.

Black Hog BBQ

  O 301-371-4433

Cinco De Mayo

13 W Main St.   O 240-490-5337

Dempseys Grill

809 E. Main St.   O 301-371-7777

 ,

100 Middletown Parkway   O 240-490-8147

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway   O 240-870-2131

 ,

116 W. Main St.

  O 301-371-7400 Domino’s Pizza

 ,

4316 Old National Pike

More Ice Cream

 ,

James Gang Pizzeria

 ,

Schroyer’s Tavern at Maryland National Golf Club

 ,

8836 Hollow Road

  O 301-371-0000

  O 301-371-5801

 ,

203 E. Main St

Valley Grill Sports Bar

 ,

50 Glenbrook Drive

  O 301-371-0400 SHOPS

Classic Barber Shop

 ,

205 S. Church St.

O 240-674-6747

Gladhill Furniture Company

 ,

10 Walnut St.

O 301-371-6800 Middletown Sportsland

 ,

108 W. Main St.

O 301-371-4242

Middletown Pharmacy

 ,

4317 Old National Pike

O 301-371-8145

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 Mark Hinkle Term expires May 2024

Population: 1,626 as of 2010 Census

TOWN COUNCIL

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

CHURCHES

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

  O 301-293-9817

 ,

  O 301-293-1401

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-293-1453 POST OFFICE

Terms expire May 2022 Mark Flynn, Robert Berkey, Robert Ziegler

 , 1 Wolfsville Road

Terms expire May 2024 Sheldon Shealer, Daniel Long

Doub’s Meadow Park

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

301 Main St.   O 301-293-4281

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www.myersvillemd.govoffice2.com

thefrederickguide.com

  O 301-293-1180

Church of the Saviour Rohersville   O 301-665-9600

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-9516

Harmony Church of the Brethren

TOWN PARKS

 ,

 ,

Harmony Community Lutheran Church

Corner of Rte. 40 and Rte. 17 Wolfsville Road   O 301-293-4281

Town Park

 ,

8 Harp Pl.

  O 301-293-4281

Myersville

  O 301-371-4297

 ,

Myersville   O 301-371-5188

 ,

Myersville

Myersville Baptist Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-1335

Myersville Church of the Brethren

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-9513

Salem United Methodist Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-1616

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-2979


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MOUNT AIRY EVENTS Farmers’ Market: 3 to 7 p.m., every Wednesday, May 13 through Sept. 30, in the rail yard behind the historic Mount Airy Train Station, 3 N. Main St. Hometown Chili Cook Off and Custom Car Show: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 20, Downtown Mount Airy; mountairymainstreet.org/chili-cook-off Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company (MAVFC) annual carnival: Last week of July at the MAVFC Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road. mavfc.org Cars and Coffee: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 8-11 a.m., April through October, at the Mount Airy Municipal Lot Mount Airy Slow Jam: Second Sundays, 6-8 p.m., Town Hall, 110 S. Main St.

TOWN FACTS * Data as of July 1, 2016 based on U.S. Census

Population: 9,374

Concetta’s Main Street Bistro

Number of households: 3,130

,

Median household income:

231 S Main St.

  O 301-829-7571

$108,578

Cryin Johnnies

Median value of owneroccupied housing:

,

$351,300

Jimmie Cone

People under the age of 5:

,

235 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-6555 1312 S. Main St. Suite 14

7.1 percent (2010 data)

  O 301-829-6047

People under the age of 18:

Katana Sushi Bar

32 percent (2010 data)

,

People aged 65 years or older: 8.3 percent (2010 data)

Kozy Corner Sport & Ale House

Language other than English spoken in home: 4.4 percent High school graduate or higher (aged 25+): 94.5 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 42.5 percent ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR Patrick Rockinberg (term ends 2021)

CITY COUNCIL

1311 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-9333

,

11 W. Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 301-829-2700 Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe

,

114 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-6900 Lu & Joe’s Restaurant and Lounge

,

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BEN GUE GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES

1024 Ridge Road

  O 301-831-5577 Mamma Angela Ristorante

Siempre de Fiesta

Blossom & Basket Boutique

,

,

,

5 Ridgeside Ct.

  O 301-829-1575

1001 Twin Arch Road

  O 301-829-1423

3 N. Main St.

  O 301-829-8300

Terms ending 2021: Larry Hushour, Patricia Washabaugh Terms ending 2023: Karl Munder, Jason Poirier, Pamela Reed

Memories Charcoal House

Superfoods Cafe and Market

Deja Vu Boutique

,

,

,

City Hall

Mount Airy Big Chef

Tutti Frutti

Patapsco Bicycles

,

,

,

 ,

110 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1424 w mountairymd.org

403 E Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 301-829-2264 1001 Twin Arch Road

  O 301-829-5028

106 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-9464

200 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1707

411 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 240-475-1304

5 N. Main St.

  O 301-829-5604

Mount Airy Inn Restaurant

Wings of Angels Chicken To Go

Patches, Quilting & Sewing LLC

TOWN RESOURCES

,

,

,

 ,

Mount Airy Tavern

Anita’s Liquors

The Toy Exchange

  O 410-386-4470 w www.library.carr.org

,

,

,

CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling

Olde Town Restaurant

Ben Gue Gifts & Collectibles

The Train Depot

 ,

,

,

,

Carroll County Public Libraries Mount Airy Branch 705 Ridge Ave.

1310 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-2222

1401 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1400 1001 Twin Arch Road, Suite 20

  O 301-829-3212 206 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-4257

502 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 240-409-0877 1408 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-4121 4 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-2112

308 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-5604 1001 Twin Arch Road, Suite 12

  O 301-829-0700 1 S. Main St.

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NEW MARKET Follow the town on Instagram @newmarketevents or online at www.NewMarket.Events. New Market Founders Day To be celebrated in June with a Historic Houses Walking Tour as well as attractions and activities throughout the downtown area. Community Appreciation Day Held in mid-August, the town invites family, friends and neighbors to visit New Market for the chance to meet and speak with state and local officials about important issues that affect your daily life. Music, shopping, food offerings including local ice cream, and more. Christmas in New Market Beginning each December, as a way to usher in the holiday season, the town hosts a day devoted to merriment including a parade, meetings with Santa all day long and a tree-lighting in the evening.

TOWN FACTS * Data as of 2010, based on the U.S. Census

Population: 1,174

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

Number of households:

Asian Bistro

3,274

, 11670 Old National Pike

Median household income:

Blue Sky Bar & Grill

$120,625

People under the age of 5:

, 10519 Old National Pike O 301-865-1116

7.9 percent

The Derby Restaurant and Bar

People under the age of 18:

O 301-865-2222

29.0 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 9.4 percent Language other than English spoken in the home: 6.7 percent

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+):

, 83 Old National Pike Dunkin’ Donuts

, 11715 Old National Pike O 301-865-1509

Lighthouse Seafood

, 12051 Old National Pike O 301-865-8925

,

11717 Old National Pike

O 301-865-8100 Pasquale’s

Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 59 percent

, 11670 Old National Pike

ELECTED OFFICIALS

, 8 W. Main St.

MAYOR:

Winslow F. Burhans III

TOWN COUNCIL

Lawrence “Jake” Romanell Michael Davies Dennis Kimble Scott Robertson Shannon “Shane” Rossman

TOWN HALL

 , 39 W. Main St.   O 301-865-5544 w

TownOfNewMarket.org

thefrederickguide.com

PHOTOGRAPH BY MOLLY FELLIN SPENCE

Morgan’s American Grill

98 percent

(All are elected to the same 4-year term. The next election is set for 2021.)

70

O 301-882-7889

301-882-7103

Vintage

O 301-882-7674 SHOPS 1812 House

,

48 W. Main St.

O 301-865-3040 Country Side Liquors

,

11717 Old National Pike

O 301-695-9544 Fleshman’s Antiques

, 2 W. Main St.

O 301-602-2985 Happiloo

, 26 W. Main St. O 301-882-4293

Hilltop Convenience and Liquors

Santa Fe Trading Company

, 10519 Old National Pike

O 301-305-0571

O 301-865-3354

Jim’s House of Music

, 33 W. Main St. Smith Tavern Antiques

, 11670 Old National Pike

, 17 E. Main St.

New Market Liquors

Tulip Tree Fiber Arts & Antiques

O 301-882-4298

,

11670 Old National Pike

O 301-882-4913 Peridot

, 41 W. Main St. O 240-397-1318

R P Brady Antiques

, 3 E. Main St.

O 301-865-3666 Robert Esterly Antiques

, 20 W. Main St. O 301-865-8000

O 301-865-3597

, 9 W. Main St.

O 301-865-2879 The Village Potter

, 73 W. Main St. O 252-412-6776

LEARN & EXPLORE The Original Playhouse

, 4 W. Main St.

O 301-865-6500


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THURMONT EVENTS 50th Annual Maple Syrup Festival As a way to welcome spring, Cunningham Falls State Park hosts this annual festival on two weekends in March. Attendees may purchase a sausage and pancake breakfast and watch sugaring demonstrations, participate in children’s crafts and listen to live music throughout each day. In 2020, the event is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at the Houck Lake area; it is cash only. http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html Catoctin Colorfest Arts and crafts lovers from around the region descend upon Thurmont for this annual October event. The juried show features more than 300 crafters as well as demonstrations. Food from various vendors is also available to purchase. Parking can be an issue, so try to take advantage of shuttles. The 2020 event is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 11 at Thurmont Community Park. http://colorfest.org

THURMONT FACTS (Data from 2010 Census and estimates)

Population: 6,528 Number of households: 2,608 Median household income: $68,043

People under the age of 5:

THURMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief of Police Gregory Eyler https://www.thurmont. com/2158/Police-DepartmentResources

5.3 percent

TOWN HALL

People under the age of 18:

 ,

25.8 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 13.1 percent

615 E. Main St., P.O. Box 17

  O 301-271-7313 w www.Thurmont.com LIBRARIES

Language other than English spoken in home: 4.6 percent

Frederick County Public Libraries Thurmont Branch

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+): 95.1 percent

  O 301-600-7200 w www.fcpl.org

 ,

76 E. Moser Road PHOTOGRAPH OF JIM HUMERICK BY DAVID S. SPENCE, SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 26.6 percent

LOCAL BUSINESSES

Peking Palace Restaurant

Gateway Market

  O 301-271-7280

TOWN GOVERNMENT https://www.thurmont.com

  O 301-271-3500 w Bollingersrestaurant.com

Rocky’s Pizza

  O 301-271-2322 w Gatewaycandy.com

Jim Humerick is Thurmont’s chief administrative officer and Joyce Linda is the chief financial officer. The town has a Board of Commissioners, consisting of the mayor and four town commissioners, each serving four-year terms with no term limits. The mayor and two commissioners are elected during one election cycle, and the two remaining commissioners are elected two years later. The mayor earns $12,000 annually, and commissioners earn $8,000 annually.

MAYOR

John A. Kinnaird (term expires in 2021) Board of Commissioners: Bill Buehrer (term expires in 2023), Martin A. Burns (term expires in 2021), Wes Hamrick (term expires in 2023), Wayne Hooper (term expires in 2021)

Bollinger’s Restaurant, Catering and BBQ

Fratelli’s NY Pizza

  O 301-271-0272 w https://fratelli-s-md.hub.biz/ The Furnace Bar & Grill

  O 240-288-8942 Hoffman’s Market

  O 301-271-4707 Hillside Turkey Farms

  O 301-271-2728 w https://hillsideturkey.com/ Mountain Gate Family Restaurant

  O 301-271-4373 w Mountaingatefamilyrestaurant. com

New Win Hing

  O 301-271-3688

  O 301-271-7181 w RockysThurmont.com

Hobbs Hardware Inc.

Simply Asia

Red Canary Tattoo

  O 301-271-2858 w Simplyasiamd.com/

  O 240-288-7138

Thurmont Bar & Grill

  O 240-288-8226 w Timelesstrendsboutique.com

  O 301-271-2233

Timeless Trends Boutique

  O 301-271-7422 Thurmont Kountry Kitchen

LEARN AND EXPLORE

  O 301-271-4071

Cunningham Falls State Park

  O 301-271-7574 w www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/   O 301-271-2524 Pages/western/cunningham.aspx w https://m.facebook.com/ At Home Primitives

Thurmont Historical Society

AtHomePrimitives

Brown’s Jewelry and Gift Shop

  O 301-271-7652 Discount Fabrics USA

  O 301-271-2266 w http://www.

  O 301-271-1860 w www.thurmonthistoricalsociety.org Catoctin Mountain Park

  O 301-663-9388 w www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm

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URBANA EVENTS: Urbana Fire and Rescue Company Carnival: Hosted annually in mid-July, this weeklong event combines live entertainment, rides for young and young at-heart, raffles and buffet dinners and food items made by dedicated company volunteers. The money raised goes into the company’s general fund to support operational expenses such as buying new response vehicles and equipment.

AREA FACTS: * Data from 2010 U.S. Census

Population: 9,175 Number of households: 2,804

Median age: 33.4 People under the age of 5: 10.5 percent

People 16 years and over: 67.3 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 4 percent

China Taste

 ,

3309 Worthington Blvd.

  O 240-699-0077 Cinco De Mayo Urbana

 ,

3501 John Simmons St.

  O 240-341-7188 Grace of India

 ,

3531 John Simmons St.

  O 301-874-5000 Jasmine Al-Sham Mediterranean Grill

 ,

3532-B Urbana Pike

RESOURCES

  O 301-363-5877

Frederick County Public Libraries Urbana branch

Kyo Sushi

 ,

9020 Amelung St.

  O 301-600-7000 w fcpl.org Urbana Senior Center

 ,

9020 Amelung St.

  O 301-600-7020 w https://frederickcountymd. gov/318/Urbana-Senior-Center

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS Atlantic Grille

 ,

3531 John Simmons St.

  O 301-810-5220 Black Hog BBQ

 ,

3323 Worthington Blvd.

  O 240-699-0070

 ,

3532A Urbana Pike

  O 301-798-8415

Surf House Island Cantina

 ,

8925 Fingerboard Rd

  O 240-341-7157 RETAIL CENTERS Turning Point Shopping Center

 ,

8900 block of Fingerboard Road

Urbana Village Center

 ,

Intersection of Md. 355

and Md. 80

Urbana Town Center  , 3500 block of Sugarloaf Parkway

PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

RECREATION

HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

Worthington Manor Golf Club

Villages of Urbana

 ,

http://www.villagesofurbana. net/home.asp

8329 Fingerboard Road

   O 301-874-5400

Urbana Community Park

  ,

3636 Urbana Pike

  ,

3805 Urbana Pike

 ,

3601 Carriage Hill Drive

Urbana District Park

w

Urbana Highlands

w

http://www.urbana-highlands. com

Centerville Recreation Center

  O 301-600-1646

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

294 as of 2010 Census

1219 Rosemont Drive

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

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Volunteer Fire Department

  O 301-834-8300 72

thefrederickguide.com

BRUNSWICK VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE & RESCUE

CHURCHES

Faith Assembly of God

  O 301-834-8102

 ,

TOWN PARK

Rosemont Alliance Church

Lions Merryland Park

 ,

3673 Petersville Road

Brunswick

  O 301-834-8632

 ,

Knoxville

  O 301-834-8290


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WALKERSVILLE • Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company Carnival: First week in July at 79 W. Frederick St. • Walkersville Day: On the third Saturday in May each year. The event celebrates the town with yard sales, church fundraisers, an open house at the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company and a Strawberry Festival at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

TOWN FACTS * Data based on 2010 U.S. Census

Population: 5,800

TOWN COMMISSIONERS:

Number of households: 2,094

Michael Bailey, Mary Ann BrodieEnnis, Tom Golbert, Michael L. McNiesh, John T. Zimmerman, Jr.

Median household income: $65,581

5.9 percent

Town meetings with the burgess and commissioners are on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. (One meeting on the second Wednesday only in July, November and December.)

People under the age of 18:

Town Hall

40.1 percent

 ,

Median value of owneroccupied housing: $351,300 People under the age of 5:

People aged 65 years or older: 24.2 percent TOWN GOVERNMENT BURGESS: Chad W. Weddle (walkersvilleburgess@comcast.net)

21 W. Frederick St.

  O 301-845-4500 w Walkersville-md.com LIBRARIES

Frederick County Public Libraries Walkersville Branch

 ,

2 S. Glade Road

  O 301-600-8200 w fcpl.org/branches-hours/ walkersville-branch-library

PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

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.

BURGESS Bill Rittelmeyer

POPULATION

1,141 as of 2010 Census

COMMISSIONERS Gary Smith Jason Boyer Dana Crum John Cutshall

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

2 S. Third St.

  O 301-898-3800 w www.woodsboro.org

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

GROCERY STORE

St. John's United Church of Christ

  O 301-898-5100

 ,

  O 301-845-7703

Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

Trout’s Market Woodsboro

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-898-4103

  O 301-898-9193

Woodsboro Town Park

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

TOWN PARK

  O 301-898-3800

 ,

Woodsboro

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

 ,

Union Bridge

  O 301-898-5111

  O 301-898-0543

CHURCHES

Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

POST OFFICES

 ,

  O 301-845-4533

Woodsboro Post Office

 ,

602 S. Main St.

Chapel Lutheran Church Walkersville

  O 301-845-2332

 ,

Woodsboro

  O 301-845-8408 Ladiesburg Post Office

 ,

12509 Woodsboro Pike

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