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COMMUNITY & RELOCATION

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EDITOR’S DESK

SPRING 2011 Vol. 9 Issue 4 ­­­­­A FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE MOVE AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY.

Let’s face it, sometimes moving can be stressful. There are so many details to take care of and so many boxes to unpack. As a relocation guide, we sympathize and offer tips for dealing with the transition. And as long-time residents of Frederick County, we recommend that you put down those boxes and take a break. This issue is all about fun! Local residents and business owners share great ideas on how and where to take your “spring break.” We highlight garden tours, sporting events, family activities, and historic rambles through time. We also feature tips on night-time fun. Check out the one of a kind Breakfast at Tiffany’s fundraiser for the Patty Hurwitz Breast Cancer fund, or our own Comedy Pigs at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. At events like these, you’ll find what we know—Frederick County is a treasure for more than just its history. Our community also knows how to have a good time! So whether you’re new and need a break, or just ready to celebrate spring, get out and have some fun!

Sincerely,

*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 Summer issue is May 15, 2011. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing. PUBLISHER Donna Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net EDITOR Elizabeth Redmond beth@pulsepublishing.net MAGAZINE DESIGN Garbo Design House www.garbodesignhouse.com DESIGNER Kimberly Dow, Kalico Design kim@kalicodesign.com ­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net 301-662-6050, x 11 CONTRIBUTORS­­­­ Jon-Mikel Bailey, Rene Beaupain, Donna Binney, Dr. Linda D. Burgee, Maryn Forney, Charles Gischlar, Patty Hurwitz, Michelle Kershner, Celia Kibler, Jennifer Martin, Ginny Michaels, Anne Raugh, William Smith, Melissa Sines, Nancy D. Sweet ACCOUNTING­­­ Joanne Baum bookkeeper@pulsepublishing.net DISTRIBUTION Cathy Stracener cathy@pulsepublishing.net PUBLISHING COMPANY Pulse Publishing, LLC 12 S. Market St., Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 Phone 301-662-6050 Fax 301-662-5102

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WEBSITE www.thefrederickguide.com

The Frederick County Guide is a quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC. Manuscripts, drawings, photography, and other submissions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Frederick County Guide is not responsible for unsolicited material. All contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior consent of the publisher. The Frederick County Guide makes every effort to ensure accuracy of its resource listings, but does not hold responsibility for incorrect or missing information. Advertising Information, Comments, Questions Please call 301-662-6050 or email us at publisher@pulsepublishing.net We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support! Many thanks to the countless Frederick County residents and employees who offered their time and insight to add to the content of this issue.


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13 IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 14 10 Tips for Finding Fun in Frederick County 17 Family Volunteering in the Community 18 Take a Peek Beyond the Garden Gates 20 Frederick County Map 21 Our “Grand Old Lady”– Rose Hill Manor

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10 TIPS FOR FINDING FUN IN FREDERICK COUNTY BY: MICHELLE KERSHNER, TOURISM COUNCIL OF FREDERICK COUNTY Whether you’ve lived in Frederick County for decades or are just starting to explore, you’ll discover boredom busters around every corner. Festivals, sites, and attractions are eager to host visitors and the area’s natural beauty and resources provide opportunities to enjoy simple pleasures.

Fun on the Farm is Ripe for the Picking

Agri-tourism may be a new buzzword in the travel industry, but for residents in Frederick County, it’s a way of life. Spring and early

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summer are prime growing seasons, and both Catoctin Mountain Orchard and Pryor Orchards near Thurmont offer a variety of local favorites in their markets. However, locals know the real fun is picking your own. Visitors can pluck firm, ripe blueberries and other select fruit right from the limb and friendly staff will lead you to the ripest patches. Wind through western Frederick County’s country roads to South Mountain Creamery for an authentic—and free—dairy farm experience. Visitors can stop in the milking parlor from 1:30-5:30 PM daily to watch the milking action or help bottle-feed


the baby calves at 4:00 PM daily. Round off your trip with a visit to their store to try their homemade ice cream.

Explore Our Wild Side

Thanks to the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, there’s no need to travel great distances for a safari experience. Located in northern Frederick County, visitors can hop aboard the wildlife preserve’s army surplus troop carrier for the hour-long Global Wildlife Safari Ride. This is one of the mid-Atlantic’s only escorted truck safaris, and visitors can have close encounters with zebra, bison, antelope, deer, sheep, llamas, and more on the adventure. Tucked away near Walkersville is the beautiful 22.5 acre Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center. It contains one of Maryland’s strongest springs, a playground, trout pond, and historic lime kilns. But inside the nature center is where the wild things are. Visitors can get up close and personal with snakes, toads, tarantulas, turtles, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. The staff frequently brings out animals to interact with guests, and there are plenty of hands-on activities for children. Newly opened, the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center also offers grounds to roam and educational exhibits. Put your quick-fire skills and mettle to the test at Adventure Park USA. At this Wild West-themed entertainment center, you can challenge yourself on a ropes course, ride the Wildcat rollercoaster, or restore peace in a multi-level Western laser tag town. For more Wild West fun, board the Walkersville Southern Railroad for their Jesse James Day train ride. Experience an Old West train raid, complete with (fake) jewels and money for the heist. From vintage 1920s passenger cars, riders will also enjoy breathtaking views.

Ring in Spring

This year, there’s an extra reason to celebrate–the first weekend in April marks the grand opening of the new Frederick Visitor Center on East Street. All are invited to see this former cannery warehouse’s remarkable transformation into a state-of-the-art visitor center where visitors can take in the space’s dramatic murals, exhibits, and newly released visitor orientation film, “A Turn of the Wheel.” Luckily in Frederick City and County, fun isn’t limited to just one season. A packed special events calendar and numerous attractions offer a variety of activities throughout the year. For more information about these attractions, area events, and other things to see and do in Frederick County, visit www.FrederickTourism.org or call 301-600-2888.

photo credits: Top & Middle: Courtesy of the Tourism Council of Frederick County Bottom: Courtesy of Walkersville Southern Railroad

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IN THE COMMUNITY

FAMILY VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMmunity BY: MELISSA SINES, HANDS ON FREDERICK

Volunteering as a family is something we can all do to help teach our children about thinking beyond their own concerns. It is a hands-on way to teach children the values of kindness, compassion, tolerance, community responsibility, and good citizenship. When volunteering as a family, all family members can use their existing talents, learn new skills, and feel valued for their contributions. You will also gain quality family time, strengthen bonds by sharing in a volunteer experience, and give your family members an opportunity to lead. And, of course it’s fun! Whether there are two of you or you have a big extended family, if you combine efforts to help others–that’s volunteering! There are countless ways your family can volunteer in the local community. Around the holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc., consider making cards for residents of a local nursing home. Spend a morning delivering your handmade creations and take the time to chat with each of the residents.

If you are looking for something a little more involved, consider signing your family up as a team for the annual BIG Sweep event that takes place each spring. The BIG Sweep is HandsOn Frederick County’s county-wide beautification project that raises money for participating area non-profits. Structured like a walk-a-thon, teams collect donations from family, friends, and other supporters for their chosen non-profit. Instead of walking, however, BIG Sweep participants pick up trash from Frederick County roadsides and dump sites. In 2010, over 1,000 people participated in the BIG Sweep. They cleared over 13 tons of trash and recyclables and 344 tires from Frederick County roads, parks, and waterways. In 2011, this event will be celebrated along with a grassroots Earth Day event celebrated in the heart of Downtown Frederick. For more information about family volunteer opportunities or to sign your family up for the BIG Sweep contact HandsOn Frederick County at 301-663-5214 or check out our website at www.handsonfrederickcounty.org.

Does your family like to read together? Share your love for reading with those less fortunate. Gather up all the books that your family has outgrown or no longer reads, make a few decorative bookmarks and donate them to a homeless shelter for families. Want to help animals in need? Contact the Frederick County Animal Control office or any other pet rescue and ask what type of supplies they need. Ask your friends and family members if they are willing to donate items for your chosen pet rescue organization and then as a family, sort your donations and take them to the shelter. During the winter months it is important to consider our local wildlife. A very fun, yet easy to-do project is for the birds! Gather up some pine cones from your yard or a nearby park, spread peanut butter on them, and roll them in bird seed. Hang them from a tree in your yard and watch the birds enjoy their feast.

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TAKE A PEEK BEYOND THE GARDEN GATES BY: JENNIFER MARTIN, CELEBRATE FREDERICK! Have you ever wondered what lies behind the charming wrought iron gate you’ve passed by? If you walk through the gate will you find a relaxing garden oasis, a whimsical playground of color, or an elegant space filled with Old World charm? You are invited to find out during the annual Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour and Marketplace on Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd held from 1:00 to 5:00 PM each day. The 2011 tour will feature seven private and three public gardens to explore, enjoy, and be inspired by. All of the gardens are located in the vicinity of Downtown Frederick, many within walking distance of one another. In addition to taking in the sights and scents of the gardens, guests are encouraged to take time to meet the local artists working in many of the spaces. Their visions of the gardens will come alive on canvas right before your eyes. Returning for the second year is the Garden Marketplace, located at the Official Garden Tour Hospitality Center. Here tour attendees can browse garden-related merchandise, purchase refreshments, or enjoy a performance by local musicians. Tickets for the tour, which is held rain or shine, cost $20.00 per person and can be purchased beginning in April at www.CelebrateFrederick.com. Proceeds from the tour support two worthy causes. Half of the funds will be allocated to the participating garden club. This year’s recipient is the Green Walled Garden Club, to help support community projects like the maintenance of local parks and youth-oriented programming. The remaining balance benefits a beautification project selected by the Garden Tour Committee. The Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour & Marketplace is a project of Celebrate Frederick. Celebrate Frederick is a private, non-profit corporation working in partnership with The City of Frederick to plan and implement special events and activities to

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offer the community a shared cultural experience. In addition to the Garden Tour, Celebrate Frederick coordinates seven other annual events including: Summer Concert Series, Summerfest Family Theatre, Frederick’s 4th–An Independence Day Celebration, Light The Creek, In The Street, Up The Creek, and The Holidays in Historic Frederick. For more information please call The City of Frederick Off ice of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


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OUR “GRAND OLD LADY” – ROSE HILL MANOR BY NANCY D. SWEET, PROGRAM COORDINATOR, THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ROSE HILL MANOR PARK A grand old Fredericktonian resides at 1611 North Market Street in Frederick. With doors open wide, and porticos welcoming, Rose Hill Manor beckons one to enter and stay awhile. Indeed, over the last 200 years hundreds of thousands of guests have done so.

Also, Rose Hill offers pre-arranged and walk-in tours, an Easter Egg Roll, spring and fall festivals (with the Frederick County Farm Museum Association), a Colonial Faire, a Civil War encampment, an ice cream social /antique car show, and holiday programming.

Within its rooms resided Maryland’s first elected governor with his daughter’s family who entertained cousin Louisa Johnson Adams, US First Lady. Political rallies occurred on the property; Civil War troops encamped; Margaret Hood would journey over to visit Uncle David Thomas; and in the 1930s visitors could get a meal of “Southern cooking” and lodging. In the 1960s the property would become one of the country’s first hands-on children’s history museums.

Programs reach all ages: Toddler Time, Play-time Mondays; First Friday Fun; Wee Historians for ages 4 & 5; Second Wednesdays for ages 5-10; Second Tuesdays for homeschoolers, and summer camps.

The property was not special except for its resident, Thomas Johnson–Maryland’s first elected governor–and his historical contributions. Johnson, a lawyer and George Washington’s friend, was part owner of the Catoctin Iron Furnace, a First Continental Congress delegate, nominator of Washington as Commanderin-chief of the continental army, state legislature member, and Supreme Court associate justice. So this historically important property caught the eye of Frederick County Parks and Recreation. Their committee for the preservation of Rose Hill Manor began to investigate acquisition, did so in 1969, and the museum officially opened on December 29, 1972. From its inception, Rose Hill has offered tours focusing on 19th century lifestyles. Those early county commissioners’ intentions are still museum principles: “to preserve for future generations a look into history so they may understand that our society has a tradition and that the past is an essential element of the future.” Its history spans from the 1740s-1950s. Evolving from a few exhibits in the manor, the museum includes a blacksmith shop, ice house, carriage museum, log cabin, farm/family building, and gardens in the 40+ acre park.

As tour guide and now program coordinator, I have been privileged to work with Frederick County Parks and Recreation for over thirty years. Little did I realize in 1979 that the home would capture my heart and soul with its ambience, friendliness, and opportunity to help bring history alive for “children of all ages.” And–this hasn’t just happened to me. The “grand old lady” beckons employees to stay and visitors to return again and again with family and friends. There is a welcoming spirit here at this gem of a park. You are invited to come experience it personally and view the 2011 museum season opening exhibit “Visitor Voices” highlighting visitors’ experiences with photos, memorabilia, or written accounts.

The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, operated by Frederick County Division of Parks & Recreation, is open April 1-October 31, Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM, and November weekends. Reservations: 301-600-1646 Programs: 301-600-2936 Information: 301-600-1650 Visit www.recreater.com or www.rosehillmuseum.com.

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

911 Poison Control

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

toll free: 1-800-424-8802

Hospice of Frederick County

240-566-3030 Missing Children Maryland

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

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

301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

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

toll free: 1-800-422-0009

TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065

toll free: 1-800-255-3443

GENERAL NUMBERS

Gas - Washington Gas

Frederick County Government Information

Tourism Council 301-600-2888

Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

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

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

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

301-600-2100

Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Citizen Services 301-600-1063

Frederick Police Department

301-600-2071 Frederick County Fire Marshall

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

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

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

Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

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

301-600-2635

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

301-600-2464

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

Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline

Landfill Information 301-600-1848

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

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

301-663-0011 The ARC of Frederick County

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

301-695-2803

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HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEW TOWN BY: GINNY MICHAELS, GRI, CDPE, REMAX REALTY GROUP When you move to a new city or town, sometimes all the logistics, packing, and unpacking can be extremely stressful. Figuring out the ins and outs of your new town, getting children registered in new schools, utilities set up, and mail transferred can be mentally exhausting and overwhelming. If the details and unpacking are getting you down, stop for an afternoon or evening and take a break! Get away from the boxes in your living room and take in a local event to remind you of the good things about your new home town.

Each month there is a themed event in Downtown Frederick called “First Saturday.” During the first Saturday of each month, the merchants of Downtown Frederick hold gallery exhibits, food tastings, live entertainment, and other special events designed to showcase the best shops, art galleries, and restaurants of Downtown Frederick. The event spans a ten block area and takes place from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

If the details and unpacking are getting you down, stop for an afternoon or evening and take a break! Get away from the boxes in your living room and take in a local event to remind you of the good things about your new home town.

Some of the annual spring and summer events that bring people to Frederick year after year include the Frederick Keys baseball games and the “First Saturday” events in Downtown Frederick. The Frederick Keys are the local minor league baseball team that bring loads of entertainment to Frederick. Starting in April, there are usually three to five home games a week. Usually, after one or two games a week, there are fireworks displays that can be seen for miles. These have become a local tradition that people young and old look forward to. The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park hosts a Spring Festival on April 30th and May 1st. The museum is located in Downtown Frederick, off of North Market Street. It will be a great event for children of all ages who can enjoy toys and games, craft-making, animals, hayrides, music and food, plus many more events as well. Another event going on the same weekend is the Bud Break Festival at the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Enjoy winetasting, live music, food, and tours of the vineyard and winery while celebrating the buds breaking out from the grapevines after the long winter!

Another highly anticipated event in Frederick is the Fourth of July celebration in Baker Park, called Frederick’s 4th. Each year, a multitude of vendors gather in the heart of Frederick, Baker Park, to celebrate Independence Day. Thousands of people attend for games, pony rides, live entertainment, food, shopping, and much more. The evening is concluded with a spectacular fireworks display.

These are just a few of the many events that Frederick has to offer. Throughout the year, thousands of locals, as well as tourists enjoy the events and celebrations that this great city presents.

AD TK

Information throughout this article was gathered from the event calendar on the Frederick Tourism website, www.fredericktourism.org.

Ginny Michaels, GRI, CDPE, Remax Realty Group, lives in New Market, MD and is a Certified Distressed Property Expert. She also enjoys working as a Buyers Agent. She has been licensed since 1988 and can be reached at 301-639-8057 or ginnymichaels@comcast.net

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC-GAS Allegheny Power

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

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

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

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

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

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3199

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

Washington Gas-Frederick Division

Suburban Propane

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

Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service

GAS-PROPANE Aero Energy

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

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

Mt. Airy, MD 301-831-5551

Aero Energy

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

Carroll Independent Fuel

Carroll Independent Fuel

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

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

Columbia Propane

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303

Ferrellgas

Damascus Fuel Company

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

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

Lee’s Gas Supply

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Penn Fuel Propane

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

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

OIL COMPANIES

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

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

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

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

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


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BUSINESS

3 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE BY: JON-MIKEL BAILEY, WOOD STREET, INC. For local businesses, having a strong online presence is very important. With the tools available and a well thoughtout plan, even the smallest local business can experience success online. Here are three things you can do today to promote your business online:

One – Make Your Web Site a Priority

More often than not, your web site is going to be where you make your first impression. These days, your clients will start their search for YOU online! You want to make sure they find you and they like what they see.

Consider a redesign for your web site. Set up a blog for tips and updates and develop an editorial calendar. You want your site to be a resource for potential clients, not a liability. In order to be considered a trusted resource with some subject matter authority online, you want to write about what you know. If you are a plumber, write about plumbing maintenance tips for the average homeowner. If you own a clothing store, talk about the latest fashions. Just make sure the blog is part of your site so you know you own the content, for example: www.yoursite.com/blog and NOT yoursite.wordpress.com.

Two – Use Social Media Wisely

Yes, social media is huge right now. It is also hugely mis-used. Social media marketing is most effective when done with a strategic plan.

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BUSINESS You don’t want a Facebook page just because everyone tells you to get one. You want a Facebook fan page because Facebook is where your clients are. Remember, these are just tools. They can be effective but only if you use them correctly. You may not need to be on Twitter or Facebook, but if your clients are there, you should be there. What are you going to say to them, share with them, and ask them to do? Your web site is the hub of your marketing wheel. Social media marketing components are the spokes leading to the hub. Don’t make your Facebook page your hub. It is not yours, it is Facebook’s. You want to own your web site.

Three – Don’t Forget the Search Engines

People still use search engines to find you. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), the process of optimizing your web site for maximum search engine visibility, is still very important. SEO is about content, structure, and code:

• Content - make sure you have a fair amount of content on your web site and that it contains the keywords and phrases that your clients will use to find you. • Structure - make sure it’s set up correctly and does not contain anything that might stop search engines from indexing your content. This could mean Flash, bad URLs, etc. Check with your webmaster and ask if Google is getting to your content. • Code for your site should contain keywords as well. This can occur in the Page Title, Heading Tags, ALT Attributes, etc. I hope these tips are useful. Good luck and happy marketing!

Jon-Mikel Bailey is the co-founder of Wood Street, Inc. (www.woodstreet.com), a web design and development company located in Frederick. Wood Street, Inc. offers a full range of web development and marketing services for large and small projects. Jon may be reached at 301-668-5006 or by email at contact@woodst.com.

FREE CLASSES AT THE FCPL BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAMS

RÉSUMÉ TRIAGE

All business events are held at C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick unless otherwise noted and require advanced registration. Please submit ASL interpreter requests three weeks prior to the date of the program.

Bring your résumé on a flash drive. Prerequisite: Open Office Writer, or experience using word processing software. Part 1 – Saturday at 8:50 AM (was held March 19) Part 2 – Saturday at 8:50 AM, April 2

HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Learn about regulatory requirements, legal business structures to consider, how to begin, and money matters with a MD Small Business Development Center counselor. Mondays at 6:00 PM: May 2, June 6 ( no class held in April) Register online at www.fcpl.org/programs or call the Information Desk at 301-600-1630 x3.

TECHNOLOGY CENTER PROGRAMS

Free one-hour classes for adults are held at C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick on Saturdays at 8:50 AM unless otherwise noted and require advance registration. Call the Information Desk at 301-600-1630 x3 to register.

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Part 1 Basic – Saturday at 8:50 AM, April 16 Part 2 – Prerequisite: Intro. to Computers, Part 1 Saturday at 8:50 AM, April 30 HOW TO SET UP AN EMAIL ACCOUNT

Learn how to create an account in this class. Saturday at 8:50 AM, May 14 ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TUTORING

Basic one-on-one computer tutoring is available in English/Spanish. Call Patty Stephens, 301-600-1371, for details.


True Community Banking!

Our value proposition is simple...We are here to provide our customers with the best true community banking experience possible. Whether you are an individual or a business, FCB is staffed with highly experienced, local community bankers who are here to serve you! Convenient Locations in Frederick Patrick Center Branch Office 30 West Patrick Street 240-379-7671

Lori Cromwell 240-529-1541

Joy Reichard 240-529-1543

Antietam Branch Office 198 Thomas Johnson Drive 240-379-7677

Michael McIntyre 240-529-1550

Shirley Shadle 240-529-1551

Walkersville Branch Office 200 Commerce Drive 240-529-1524

Yvonne Reeder 240-529-1519

Jane Barthlow 240-529-1521

Crestwood Branch Office 6910 Crestwood Boulevard 240-529-1548

Mary K. Barry 240-529-1544

Maryann Fox 240-529-1545

FREDERICK COUNTY BANK

Fern Mercer 240-529-1542

The Community Bank for Frederick County

301-620-1400

MEMBER FDIC

www.frederickcountybank.com


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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!

SPRING IS TEST TIME IN LOCAL SCHOOLS BY: DR. LINDA D. BURGEE, SUPERINTENDENT, FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PHOTOS COURTESY OF FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAT-10, MSA, CRES, HSA…What do the tests mean and what do they measure? To help prepare school-age children for success, learn about the exams that give students the chance to show what they know. Here is an overview of tests in local schools. Tests at FCPS

• Each spring, second graders take the multiple-choice Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) in reading, math, and environment (social studies/science) to help teachers gauge their readiness for third grade. This test also compares student scores to a sample group across the U.S.

• The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) meets federal No Child Left Behind requirements. Students in grades 3-8 take MSAs in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 they take the science MSA. The format includes multiple-choice and student-constructed responses. Parents receive individual, school, and state results. The biology, algebra, and English 10 High School Assessments (described later) serve as the 10th grade MSA measure. • The Criterion-Referenced Evaluation System (CRES) is an FCPS testing program to determine how students are mastering essential curriculum. Multiple-choice, essay, and short-answer results help us evaluate and improve student and school progress. Report cards include CRES results. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Tests give only a partial snapshot of a student’s knowledge, ability, or aptitude. • a good night’s rest • meals that are nourishing but not too heavy If children are anxious about test performance: • reassure them that some concern is normal and can help them do well • encourage a positive attitude that helps them decide to do their best and not blame themselves for what they don’t yet know • FCPS finals are CRES tests that comprise 20% of final course grades in: high school English, math, social studies, science, and art; 9th-grade physical education/health; and levels I and II foreign language courses. Scores appear on report cards. • High School Assessments (HSAs) are state exams that students take at the end of algebra/data analysis, biology, English 10, and government courses. To receive a diploma, students must pass each exam, earn a minimum combined score, or complete a state-approved academic validation project. • Advanced Placement (AP) tests are national College Board exams that FCPS strongly encourages students enrolled in AP classes to take. Many Frederick County students earn scores that qualify for college credit. • The SAT is a national college-entrance exam to measure critical reading, writing, and math skills. • The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) determines scholarship eligibility and is a practice exam for the SAT. FCPS provides the PSAT free to all 10th graders to assess their progress and prepare them for taking it again in 11th grade when good results can qualify students for scholarships. • The American College Test (ACT) is a national exam some colleges require. In addition to understanding types and purposes of tests, families can set their children on the path to good grades by assuring they have: • a regular time and place for homework • regular exercise 34

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• teach them to take a few slow, deep breaths to relax • remind them that paying close attention to one question at a time will help them overcome anxiety, as their power of concentration kicks in. Tests give only a partial snapshot of a student’s knowledge, ability, or aptitude. For more about testing, contact your child’s teacher, visit www.fcps.org, www.pta.org, and www.HSAexam.org, or call 1-877-HSA-EXAMs.


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About Frederick County Public Schools 2010-11 Enrollment – 40,236 36 elementary schools, grades pre-kindergarten - 5 • all provide full-day kindergarten • pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13 middle schools, grades 6-8

Employees – 5,500, of which about 3,000 are teachers, including Maryland’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, Michelle Shearer, 1 of 4 finalists for National Teacher of the Year Student Demographics – 73% White, 13% African American, 9% Hispanic, 5% Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian, or Alaskan Native Per Pupil Annual Expenditure – $12,093

10 high schools, grades 9-12, plus: • a flexible Evening High Program,

Combined SAT Scores – 1,502 Maryland, 1,509 U.S., 1,559 Frederick County

• Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide,

Advanced Placement – 4,981 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

• Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs, and

Internet connectivity – all schools meet or exceed the Maryland standard, with 1 mid/high-capacity computer for every 3 students

• Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori, prek-8 Newsweek’s 2010 Challenge Index ranked all 9 eligible FCPS high schools in the nation’s top 6%. (Our 10th high school, Oakdale just opened this year.) Maryland schools rank 1st nationwide for a third year in a row in Education Week’s 2009, 2010, and 2011 Quality Counts reports. Dropout Rate – 1.65%, among Maryland’s lowest

School Bus Riders – 29,000+ Meal Cost* • Elementary: $2 lunch, $1.10 breakfast • Middle/High: $2.25 lunch, $1.35 breakfast • 21% of students are eligible for free or reduced price meals. • Free and reduced-price meals available to families with limited ability to pay. For details, contact the school or call 301-644-5065.

Most figures are based on the most recent audited financial report; some are estimates based on most recently available data.

CHILD CARE RESOURCES

PRESCHOOLS

Child Care Choices/Referral

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320

FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the pre-kindergarten program for 2010-2011, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2010. Students are selected first on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Additional factors that increase a child’s risk of not being successful in school may then be considered. Applications are available at the designated schools, and registration begins the first day of parentteacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from www.fcps.org.)

Beth Sholom Nursery School

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

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

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The Banner School

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION The Children’s Center for Discovery

The Goddard School

Stepping Stone Centers

Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

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

The Children’s Center of Walkersville

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006

St. John Regional Catholic School

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722

Children’s World Early Learning Center

Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

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

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Myersville, MD 301-293-1980

Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Green World Nursery School

St. Thomas More Academy

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730

Mt. Airy, MD 301-865-0911

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool

The Kiddie Academy of Whittier

Frederick, MD 301-473-7680

Frederick, MD 301-620-7790

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Emmitsburg Early Learning Center

Kids Come First Learning Center, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School

Kindercare Learning Centers

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

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

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

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

Frederick, MD 301-846-2612

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

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

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

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Meadows Montessori

Frederick Country Day Montessori School

Frederick, MD 301-662-8910

Frederick, MD 301-694-7000

Middletown United Methodist Church

Frederick County Head Start

Middletown, MD 301-371-8681

Frederick County, MD 301-600-1024

Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K

Frederick County, MD 301-644-5000

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305

Friends Meeting School

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288

Frederick, MD 301-631-3888

Glade Valley Preschool

Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152

Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

St. Paul’s Learning Center

Yes I Can Children’s Center

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166 YMCA

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

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

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

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

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Carroll Manor Elementary

Middletown Primary

Valley Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Centerville Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

Walkersville Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Deer Crossing Elementary

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Waverley Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200 Kemptown Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500 Lewistown Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800 Lincoln Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650 Middletown Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

To learn more about FCPS programs:

• Watch FCPS-TV, cable channel 18

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Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 Myersville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

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

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500 North Frederick Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900 Whittier Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100 Wolfsville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

Oakdale Elementary

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Orchard Grove Elementary

Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Parkway Elementary

Brunswick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400

Sabillasville Elementary

Crestwood Middle

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

Spring Ridge Elementary

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Thurmont Elementary

Middletown Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Thurmont Primary

Monocacy Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

• Visit www.fcps.org and sign up for Find Out First e-mail news

Tuscarora Elementary

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

• Contact FCPS Communication Services 301-696-6900

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

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Frederick, MD 240-566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary

Urbana Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2200

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200 Walkersville Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS

Tuscarora High

Brunswick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

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

Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Career and Technology Center

240-236-8500 FCPS Excel Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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

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

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

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

FCPS Summer Programs

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

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

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

301-696-6894 Provides supplemental instructional services to meet student needs in some


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION schools with a high concentration of lowincome families. Emphasis is on additional assistance in reading and mathematics. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

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

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320 The Barnesville School (Pre-K - 8)

Barnesville, MD 301-972-0341

Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8)

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-228-2333

Frederick Adventist School (K - 8)

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

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

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-8418

FCPS Director of Special Education

FCPS Learning for Life Program

The Goddard School (Pre-K - K)

Grace Baptist Academy (K-12)

(Information is excerpted from the 20102011 Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.) 301-644-5281

Maryland State Department of Education

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES in FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Frederick, MD 301-662-2814

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

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

Visitation Academy (Pre-K - 8)

Beth Sholom Day School (Pre-K - K)

Frederick, MD 301-663-3427

Telos Academy of Mindworks

Homeschool Frederick!

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

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

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

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

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, social-emotional, or selfhelp skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. FCPS Partners for Success

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

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

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

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

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independent living and are exposed to the world of work.

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

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

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

OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service

toll free: 1-800-999-0120 TDD: 410-385-1042 The ARC of Frederick County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

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

Frederick, MD

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

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

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

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

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

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

4 WORDS TO SUCCESS! BY: CELIA KIBLER, FUNFIT FAMILY FITNESS Here’s the best way to get your family feeling good and energized for school and work. Try my four favorite words… food, fitness, family, and fun.

FOOD!

Meal planning seems to be an added stress for a busy family. Here’s a way to get everyone involved and having fun. Stand up four paper lunch bags. Mark one “meats”, the 2nd “grains”, the 3rd “veggies”, and the 4th “fruit.” Do this for every meal. You can review the food pyramid first if needed. Have family members write down their three favorite foods in each category. Cut apart each list and put ideas into the appropriate bag. Then like a game, take turns having each member of the family pick out one item from each bag to create a 4-course meal. This continues until there are three meals for each day and a complete shopping list made. Add to the fun by having everyone find a related recipe to jazz up “their” meal of the day. Bring the kids along to shop, let them help you prepare, cook, set the table, and clean up too. Meals become a lot more fun when everyone joins in.

Nurturing your family and creating a positive, healthy environment is the most important thing you can do for your kids. FAMILY!

We all spend a lot of time apart, so when you are able, make an effort to do activities with your kids. Kids love to have parents take an active role in their lives. What better way to show you care than to create a healthy and active lifestyle for your kids to enjoy and duplicate when they have a family. Nurturing your family and creating a positive, healthy environment is the most important thing you can do for your kids. Through healthy eating and exercise, everyone will enjoy increased energy and self-confidence, have better body images, stronger bodies and minds, and smiles as they start their day.

FITNESS!

Fun for the whole family is hidden inside and outside your home. Do things as a family as often as you can. A family walk around the block can refresh and makes a great time for family discussions. Inside you can collect pieces in the house that can create an obstacle course like chairs, blanket, and tables. Be creative and create a course that you can go over, under, around, and through. Sign up for activities that the family can do together and benefit everyone physically. Try this: take a calendar and write down one family activity for each day. Have everyone make suggestions and make time to do them.

FUN!

Fun ties it all together. Laughter and love builds strength and binds each family member to the other through respect and a true joy of family time. It continually tells your kids that you believe in them and you believe in yourself. Keep up a positive environment and your family will follow suit. Laughter really is the best medicine, not to mention it can help build a great set of abs. Enjoy!

Celia Kibler is the founder & President of Funfit Family Fitnessand is certified in Youth Fitness, Sports Nutrition, Radiant Child Yoga, and Laughter Yoga. Funfit Family Fitness provides affordable family programs through expert instruction and loads of fun since 1987. Contact www. funfit.us or 301-975-0099.

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION continued from page 42 Hood College

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

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

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

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

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

University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

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

Shepherd University

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

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

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Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

Evelyn G. Clarence, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Radha Nathan, M.D., F.A.A.P. Nahid B. Sobhani, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Patricia Hough, M.D., F.A.A.P Makaya Mulato, M.D., F.A.A.P • Gunpreet Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P Kari Pratt, CRNP • Patricia Duley, C.R.N.P Sangeetha Vimal, F.A.A.P. • Sheetal Dhote, M.D. Amit Kamath, M.D. We now accept Blue Shield and most other insurances. Practice limited to newborns to age 21 years.

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HEALTH CARE

Colonial Jewelers’ Hollys get in character before the event. From left-to-right: Back: Alaina Poss, Nicole Keller, Julie Lubin, Maggie Kelly, Emily Meacham, Patty Hurwitz, Lorraine Brantner, Mary Ann Ritchie Front: Maryn Forney, Sarah Hurwitz

BREAK OUT YOUR LITTLE BLACK DRESS! PARTY FOR A GOOD CAUSE BY: MARYN FORNEY, COLONIAL JEWELERS PHOTO COURTESY: CRAIG SHIPP Colonial Jewelers is hosting its 2nd annual Breakfast at Tiffany’s event Wednesday, May 25th. Last year 275 women flaunted their little black dresses and flooded the downtown streets of Frederick. Restaurants were bombarded with women in black dresses, gloves, and tiaras. Local salons volunteered their time to create the classic Audrey Hepburn updo and rose-pink pout. Colonial is anticipating another great turnout this year.

party, and the full Holly Golightly look-alike costume (minus the little black dress). Local salons will donate their time this year to give makeovers and hair updos for those who purchase the VIP kits.

This vivacious girls’ night out is not your average dinner and movie combo. Each woman purchases a “Holly Golightly kit” which not only contains a ticket to watch the movie at The Weinberg Center, but also includes downtown restaurant discounts before and after the movie, entrance into Colonial Jewelers’ pre-movie cocktail

The pre-movie cocktail party at Colonial Jewelers will be held between 6:00 and 7:30 PM. Complimentary finger-foods and drinks will be served while women can socialize and browse the jewelry cases. Following the cocktail party there will be a red carpet walk to the private movie showing at The Weinberg Center.

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Within each kit, women will find their essential accessories for the evening: black gloves, sunglasses, necklace, earrings, tiara, and cigarette holder.


Another exciting part of this year’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s event is the potential to have Frederick set a Guinness World Record! If this event brings enough women to dress as Holly Golightly, Frederick could make the Guinness World Records for “Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Film Characters”! Although this event is fun in and of itself, participants can enjoy the night even more knowing they are supporting the fight to cure breast cancer. All proceeds from this event will go to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH). Jeff and Patty Hurwitz established the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at FMH in 1999 after Patty’s diagnosis of breast cancer. The goal of the fund has been to provide the most innovative options in early detection and treatment for breast cancer. To date the fund has raised nearly $700,000 and has funded some valuable enhancements to the Radiology and Breast Center departments. The fund’s most recent purchase is a device that enables the surgeon and radiologist to examine biopsy tissue in the operating room. In addition to other early detection equipment, the fund was instrumental in providing physical upgrades to the new Breast

Center to create a more comforting, healing environment. Every dollar donated to the fund is used for direct patient benefit; there are no administrative costs. So join in the festivities on May 25th and help a great cause. Giving back to the women of Frederick has never been more fun! To participate in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, purchase your kits at Colonial Jewelers starting April 15th. Please visit www.colonialjewelers.com for more details or call 301-663-9252.

This vivacious girls’ night out is not your average dinner and movie combo.

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HEALTH CARE

FREDERICK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

350 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD 21702 301-600-1029 FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

Main Campus 400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 www.fmh.org

FMH Crestwood

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

General Information 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700

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

Emergency Room 240-566-3500 TTY: 240-566-3592

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

Patient Information 240-566-3380 The BirthPlace 240-566-3300 Volunteer Services 240-566-3567 FMH Immediate Care at Oak Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

FMH Preventative Cardiology and Rehabilitation

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 Radiation Oncology: 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy: 301-694-5580 Located across the street from the hospital, provides quality cancer care for patients and aids efforts to finding a cure for the disease. FMH Rose Hill

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

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

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Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

Hospice of Frederick County

Georgetown University Hospital

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

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

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

200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000 www.ccgh.com Children’s National Medical Center

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

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Frederick Surgical Center

915 Toll House Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 301-694-3400 3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000 www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org The Gettysburg Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

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

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

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.adventisthealthcare.com Washington County Hospital Association

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

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


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SENIOR LIVING

PLANNING FOR YOUR RETIREMENT MOVE BY: DONNA BINNEY, CARING TRANSITIONS OF FREDERICK, HOWARD, AND CARROLL COUNTIES The anticipation of a retirement move to a new area is exciting and adventurous, but it can also be physically and emotionally overwhelming. At any age, home relocation is acknowledged by experts to be one of life’s greatest stressors. It is particularly challenging for older adults and their children, especially if the move entails leaving a lifetime’s collection of possessions, memories, and friendships. Simplifying life often involves planning for living in a smaller space–something we call RightSized Living.

What About the Rest?

Elicit the support of family members to help you determine what things they would like to have that are special to them. You can seek support from family, friends, or professionals, such as senior move managers to sort through your possessions. Working in each area of your home, tag items to pack, donate, sell, or throw away. A move manager is a certified professional that can also help you work with other professionals to plan estate sales, auctions, or consignments. It is more economical to sell these items prior to your move to avoid the costs of packing, moving, and storing items near your new home.

Define Your Needs

Visualizing your new home and space can help you determine what you will bring with you on your move. The cost of packing, moving, and storing items you will not use can be avoided by making key decisions before you move. Having a floor plan of your new home is essential. The first step is to identify all the things you must have for daily living. Most people would list a bed, table and chairs, a sofa, and a favorite easy chair among these. Some would also list the TV, stereo system, and computer and desk as essential. By placing these pieces of furniture in your new space plan, you can visualize what will fit, and make appropriate decisions.

Identify What You Love

Next, review the things you love–the things that define your life and who you are. These could be artwork, pictures, woodworking or camera gear, special quilts, and the like. Think ahead to your lifestyle. What will your new activities be? Will you garden, woodwork, golf, hike, or camp? These pastimes will help you decide what you need to bring to your new home. How much patio furniture will go? What about the collections of books and albums? Will there be space for those? Can you find ways to record these items digitally to reduce the space they require?

Settling In

Moving day is most stressful. Remember to keep medications, checkbooks, cell phones, and chargers close at hand, so that they are not packed away during the move. Consider using a service to unpack and organize your new home based on your floor plan, so you can focus on exploring your new surroundings!

Donna Binney owns Caring Transitions of Frederick, Howard, and Carroll Counties. She is a Certified Senior Move Manager and a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. You can contact Donna at 301-829-3460 or at her website www.CaringTransitions.net/MtAiry.

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transportation


TRANSPORTATION

ZOINKS!!! IT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER MYSTERY SCOOB! BY: CHARLES GISCHLAR, MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PHOTO COURTESY OF maryland STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION The State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning a $50 million project to widen I-70 between Patrick Street and MD 85 (Buckeystown Pike) and to replace the two aging I-70 bridges over Patrick Street. Prior to the construction of this project, the planning and design process considered impacts to potential archaeological sites. Federal and state laws require that transportation agencies consider potential impacts to environmental, residential, commercial, and cultural resources. Last summer SHA’s Cultural Resource Section uncovered a hidden mystery near a limestone quarry southwest of the City of Frederick. Buried under several feet of fill, a “mystery building” was unearthed to the astonishment of SHA archaeologists; but they were left with one perplexing question–what was this building? “It’s basically a big stone box that was four feet below a pile of fill and artifacts deposited there between the 1930s and 1940s,” said SHA Chief Archaeologist, Dr. Julie Schablitsky. The structure is constructed of limestone and sand mortar and was white-washed at some point in time. At first, Dr. Schablitsky and her team thought the building was a furnace, smokehouse, or oven kiln due to the single, small iron door at the base. These were relatively commonplace in the early 19th century. However, there were no ashes, signs of burning, or soot deposits within the “mystery building.” To confirm their suspicions, there was no chimney.

“Mystery Building” uncovered near I-70 in Frederick

“mystery building” may be the base floor of an old spring house; a second story would have been built on top. Spring houses were constructed to both protect the spring and serve as a refrigerator. This is the same method used by today’s Amish in Southern Maryland and Pennsylvania to store milk, cheese, and other perishable items. While the springhouse hypothesis has not been confirmed, SHA’s team of time travelers believes that they are on the right track.

Upon subsequent investigation, using archival research, Dr. Schablitsky and her team currently believe the excavated

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TRANSPORTATION Public Transit

Commuter Services

TransIT’s Connector routes operate in Frederick City and urbanized areas of Frederick County serving medical, employment, education, and shopping centers. These routes operate MondayFriday from approximately 5:40AM to 9:30PM (9:45PM on Fridays) and from 7:30AM to 9:45PM on Saturday.

MARC train to Washington, DC

Fares are $1.10 each way for all routes except the Frederick-Emmitsburg route which is $1.25. Seniors and disabled citizens may ride for half price. Ten-trip tickets and monthly passes are available and there are discounts for seniors and students.

Trains depart from two stations: Departing: Downtown Monocacy

Commuter Shuttle Service:

• The Brunswick Shuttle operates between Brunswick, Knoxville, Jefferson, and Frederick. • The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick. • The Meet-the-MARC Shuttles operate between Walkersville and Frederick, and between Frederick and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are timed to meet many of the MARC trains to and from Washington D.C. • The Route 85 Shuttle serves the business centers along Route 85 and Crestwood Boulevard. • The East County Shuttle operates between Frederick and Spring Ridge and provides service to Lake Linganore, New Market, and eastern Frederick County upon request. For specific shuttle routes or schedule information, please refer to the individual route brochures or call the TransIT office at 301-600-2065 or link to the Transit schedule site at www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/transit. Transit-plus

TransIT-plus is a shared-ride, demandresponse transportation service for seniors and persons with disabilities. After registering with TransIT, these individuals contact TransIT to schedule a ride. For fares and to schedule a TransIT-plus trip call 301-600-1725. 62

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Frederick MARC Train Schedule The trains run Monday-Friday, departing Frederick three times in the morning and returning three times in the evening. Link to the MTA Train site for train info: www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc

(East Street extended)

(Riverview Plaza)

5:12AM 6:05AM 7:10AM

5:18AM 6:11AM 7:16AM

Returning: Downtown

Monocacy

(East Street extended)

(Riverview Plaza)

5:22PM 6:58PM 8:07PM

5:14PM 6:50PM 7:59PM

For more information on arrival and departure times at specific stops, call MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. Parking Monocacy Station: 800 free parking spaces Downtown Station: No parking. TransIT provides two commuter shuttles to transport commuters to the train: Meetthe-MARC shuttles from Walkersville and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Fares The fare for the TransIT Meet-theMARC shuttle is $1.10 each way, but shuttle service is free to commuters who purchase MARC tickets or monthly passes in advance. MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

Commuter bus service to the Shady Grove Metro station is provided by MTA #991 from the Monocacy Station. This schedule may be viewed on the MTA website, www.mtamaryland.com. 410-539-5000 (voice system) toll free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA (voice system) TTY: 410-539-3479 Montgomery Ride-On 240-777-7433 TDD: 240-777-5869

PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR SOON TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION In Frederick County Submitted by the Maryland State Highway Administration (www.marylandroads.com) US 15

Limits: At Mount Zion Road Work: Ride sharing facility construction Start Date: Summer 2010 Est. Comp: Spring 2011 I-70

Limits: East of MD 144 (Patrick Street) to west of MD 355 (Urbana Pike) Work: Interchange reconstruction Start Date: Summer 2010 Est. Comp: Summer 2013 US 40 Alternate

Limits: At Beechtree Drive and Willow Tree Drive Work: Intersection widening and resurfacing Start Date: Spring 2011 Est. Comp: Fall 2011 I-270

Limits: Bridges over MD 80 (Fingerboard Road) and Bennett Creek Work: Bridge deck replacement and widening Start Date: Spring 2011 Est. Comp: Fall 2012


Rideshare

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

Baltimore, MD 21240 toll free: 1-800-435-9294 www.bwiairport.com

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

1601 Bowman’s Farm Road Frederick, MD 21701 toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Saturday: 8:30AM-12:00PM (Driver License Services Only)

Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration

Vehicle Registration and Tags

Closed State Holidays

License, Emissions, Vehicle Registration Information

Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM Saturday: 8AM-1PM www.mva.state.md.us

Hagerstown Regional Airport

Monday through Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Full Services)

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

toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA

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

Performance brought to you, in part, by a grant from the Frederick Arts Council.

Local MVA Branch Office Full Service: Frederick County

Customer Assistance Operators

Frederick Municipal Airport

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

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

TDD (Hearing Impaired)

toll free: 1-800-492-4575

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

Out of State

301-729-4550

equinoxdancecompany presents their 2011 annual spring performance:

friday, april 15 saturday, april 16

8 pm 2 & 8 pm

Cultural Arts Center, Frederick MD To purchase tickets, please visit:

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ARTS & LEISURE

Comedy Pigs, left-to-right are: Anne Raugh, Thomas Scholtes, Laura Stark, Tres Dillon, and Paula Pitts

COMEDY PIGS TAKE THE STAGE BY: ANNE RAUGH, THE COMEDY PIGS; PHOTO by FRANKY ORR The Comedy Pigs have been making merry in and around Frederick town for 18 years as the inaugural troupe of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET). They specialize in shortform improv–quick, unscripted scenes and theater games as seen in the Who’s Line Is It Anyway? British and American TV series– with a dash of scripted sketch comedy blended in. A staple in the MET schedule, barely a month goes by without the Pigs swarming the stage and making a bold assault on reality. The Pigs take the stage late-night following the MET main stage (8:00 PM) show on the second and third Saturday of each new

production. For those with earlier bedtimes, the Pigs are also featured on the main stage starting at 9:00 PM several times during the season, and their annual Anniversary Show is one of the hottest tickets in town every summer. Their typical late-night show begins with a set of improv games and scenes based on suggestions shouted from the audience, occasionally including audience volunteers. It ends with a set of free-form, rapid-fire improv scenes based on written suggestions collected from the audience during intermission. And of course during that intermission the audience has ready access to cheap

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A staple in the MET schedule, barely a month goes by without the Pigs swarming the stage and making a bold assault on reality. beer and not-at-all-healthy snacks, which serve to enhance the entire Comedy Pigs Improv experience far more than would, say, a cup of tepid water and a large serving of brussels sprouts. The 9:00 PM shows generally feature a set of original sketches, songs and videos, produced and performed by the Comedy Pigs and created brand spankin’ new for each show. In addition to providing a change of pace and an additional creative outlet

for the members of the troupe, these shows clearly demonstrate that the Pigs love their loyal fans so much they are willing to memorize lines for them. Greater love hath no improv comedian. The annual Comedy Pigs Anniversary show features audiencefavorite sketches culled from the entire Comedy Pigs opus performed by current and former company members, followed by an all-in improv jam. In addition to their MET performances, the Comedy Pigs travel abroad to perform at venues like the Carroll County Arts Center, regional improv festivals, and other public and private occasions. And they’ve also left traces in places like YouTube, because it looks like this whole inter-webs thing might be catching on! For ticket sales and information about upcoming Comedy Pigs shows, please contact the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 301-694-4744 or visit www.marylandensemble.org/comedy_pigs.

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NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

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

301-663-9388 C & O Canal National Park

South Mountain Recreation Area

Fountain Rock Recreation Center

301-791-4767

301-898-1460

Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department

301-387-6938 Washington Monument State Park

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

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

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

MUSEUMS Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

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

301-293-2215 (County, J9)

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500

The Frederick County Historical Society

STATE PARKS

Brunswick Railroad Museum

301-663-1188 (City, I9)

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

301-834-7100(County, C14)

Big Run State Park

301-371-4575

301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

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

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

Big Pool, MD 301-842-2155 Gambrill State Park - Tea Room

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

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

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

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park

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George Alfred Townsend Museum

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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

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

301-600-1492 (City, G9) Frederick County Parks and Recreation

301-600-1646 (City, I9) Frederick Indoor Sports Center

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

301-695-4417 Girl Scouts

301-662-5106 Middletown Rec Center

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

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

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

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1)

301-663-3885 (County, H11)

SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED

Seton Shrine Center

Baltimore Chapter-Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports [BARS]

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

301-663-7880 (City, E13) ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS COUNTYWIDE Adventure Park USA

301-865-6800 (County, L12) Boy Scouts

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

410-626-0273 www.crab-sailing.org Disabled Sports USA

301-217-0960 www.dsusa.org

301-739-1211

Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

Catoctin Rec Center

410-825-5359 www.mdravens.org

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

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

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

301-865-1769 (County, K11)

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


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TAKE A RIDE WITH THE FREDERICK PEDALERS BY: WILLIAM SMITH, FREDERICK PEDALERS BICYCLE CLUB PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE FREDERICK PEDALERS BICYCLE CLUB The Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club, founded in 1973, is an allvolunteer organization whose primary purpose is organizing friendly bicycle rides for cyclists of all abilities. The club also strives to promote safe bicycling, to defend and protect the rights of bicyclists, and to promote recognition of the bicycle as a vehicle used for pleasure, health, and transportation. The club sponsors year-round weekend rides, ranging from short social rides of 10-20 miles, to longer fast-paced workouts of up to 100 miles and more. Rides are scheduled on most weekends year-round, several weeknights during summer, and Wednesday evenings in the fall, winter, and spring (topped off by a visit to a local pizza shop). Each ride is led by a friendly, knowledgeable

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member of the club. Bicyclists sixteen years of age and younger are welcome when accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. The club participates in both cycling and non-cycling volunteer activities. Several times each year the club holds classes for lessexperienced road riders. Topics covered include cycling on roadways, riding safely in groups, properly shifting gears, the laws as they apply to bicyclists, bicycle maintenance including changing flat tires, and nutrition. For several years, the club members have volunteered at bike safety rodeos held at local schools. Three to four times per year club members pick up litter in conjunction with the Frederick County Adopt-A-Road program (now in our eighth year of participation).


The club newsletter, Gearing Up, is emailed to club members ten times per year and contains news and topics of interest to bicyclists, both local and national. The newsletter also includes stories, riding and/or mechanical tips, and other information concerning local cycling events, such as other rides (local and far-away), upcoming legislation concerning bicyclists, etc. The club web site (www.frederickpedalers.org) contains the ride schedule for the month, which lists the pace and description of the ride, the ride start location, and how to contact the ride leader for more information. The website also contains information about the club, such as its officers, ride routes (cue sheets), a calendar of events, newsletter archives, a photo gallery, and interesting Web links to other sites. In addition to regular monthly business/social meetings, the club’s annual meeting/election of officers is held every March. Members may also enjoy our Summer Picnic, Fall Banquet, and traditional Century/Metric Century rides (100/63 miles) every March and September. Non-members are welcome to come and try out a ride with the Frederick Pedalers. Check the club web site for a ride that

appeals to you (it is best to choose your first ride conservatively– slower than you would typically expect to ride). Arrive at the start fifteen minutes early with your bicycle in good working order. You should be prepared with a helmet, flat tire repair kit, bicycle pump (the small kind that fits on your bike), a water bottle to carry liquids, and a snack or money for a food stop at a local store if needed. For more information on the Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club see www.frederickpedalers.org.

When Only Quality Will Do!

Art of Nails & Hair 2

Specializing in Locally Handcrafted FUNctional Gifts!

On the Carroll Creek Linear Park

38 S. Market Street, Suite 5 | Frederick, MD

301.662.3419

19 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701

301 663 3632 www.shopthemuse.com Gift Certificates Available

2009 & 2010

Hours: Sun & Mon closed | Tue-Thurs 10-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat 9-3 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Calendar APRIL

April 2, 2011

April 3, 2011

April 7, 2011

FIRST SATURDAY: EGG-STRAVAGANZA

CARILLON RECITAL

Description: Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt throughout Downtown Frederick. Pick an egg from participating merchant locations and receive a special treat.

Description: Monthly recital begins at noon on the first Sunday of each month. The tower is open and guests may ascend the 50 steps to see the City Carillonneur play the carillon of 49 bells, played with fists and feet on a keyboard of batons and pedals. The bells range from 22 pounds to 3,400 pounds each, and are made of bronze.

EVENING PLANETARIUM SHOW: EXTREME PLANETS

Hours: 5-9 PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church, and Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118

April 2, 2011 BELL & HISTORY DAY

Description: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is one of 20 historic sites in Frederick City and County celebrating the opening of our 2011 season. Hours: 10 AM-4 PM Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-695-1864

Hours: Noon to 12:30 PM Location: Joseph Dill Baker Carillon Baker Park Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-846-4781

April 3, 2011 FREDERICK FLUTE CHOIR PRESENTS A BAROQUE FEASTE!

Description: Experience the Baroque with the Frederick Flute Choir as they meld the flavors of piccolos, C flutes, alto flutes, and bass flute in a feast for the ears. Free concert, no tickets required. Hours: 3 PM Location: Evangelical Lutheran Church 35 E. Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 240-397-3585

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Description: Just two decades ago there were no known planets orbiting sunlike stars outside our own solar system. Since 1995, fast-paced developments in astronomy have revealed over 400 extrasolar planets. Though it will be years before we have direct images of the surfaces of these worlds, this show gives us an idea of what they might look like up close and personal. Hours: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 PM Location: Earth and Space Science Laboratory 210 Madison Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 240-236-2694

April 8, 2011 THE HARLEM BLUES & JAZZ BAND

Description: Founded in 1973 by King Oliver’s trombonist/blues singer Clyde Berhardt and jazz aficionado Al Vollmer, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band keeps significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period working and not forgotten. The band has been declared a national treasure and one of the most authentic swing bands playing today. The band has performed at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Ordway Theater in Minnesota, countless jazz festivals, as well as main venues


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in Europe, including the American Embassy and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Russia.

April 9, 2011

April 12, 2011

CIVIL WAR TALK - “CHILDREN OF THE CIVIL WAR”

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL HOME OPENER

Hours: 8 PM

Description: Celebrate Military Children’s Month with a talk on the children of the Civil War–their wit and humor in the face of adversity, those that served in the military, and those who served their country and community at home. The NMCWM is located in the heart of historic Frederick’s restaurant district. Program fee included in museum admission fee. Free to members.

Location: Frederick Community College Jack B. Kussmaul Theatre 7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-846-2514

April 9, 2011 THE BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Description: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Hours: 8 PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

Hours: 11 AM-Noon Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-695-1864

Hours: 7 PM Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive Frederick, MD 21703 Contact: 301-662-0013

April 12–15, 2011 THE POTOMAC LABRADOR RETRIEVER SPECIALTY

Description: The largest Labrador Retriever specialty dog show in the world, including conformation, obedience, and rally trials all four days. Hours: 9 AM-5 PM

Contact: 301-600-2828

April 10, 2011

April 9 & 10, 2011

IF IT AIN’T BAROQUE, DON’T FIX IT (BUT THE MIGHTY WURLITZER DOES NEED ORGAN DONORS!)

AS YOU LIKE IT

Description: The Frederick Keys take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in their home opener.

Description: Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It is an audience favorite. “All the world’s a stage...” as Shakespeare looks at the delights of live and human experience. Part of the Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s Bare Bard series “A Season in Exile.”

Description: The Frederick Chorale and The Chorale Arts Society will combine to offer a lighthearted look at the Baroque Period and some of its amazing characters. The Mighty Wurlitzer will play a starring role. Concert proceeds will benefit the Weinberg Organ Fund.

Hours: Sat 8 PM, Sun 2 PM

Hours: 3 PM

Location: All Saints Episcopal Church 106 W. Church Street Frederick, MD 21701

Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

Contact: 301-668-4090

Contact: 240-397-3585

Location: Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center at FSK Mall 5400 Holiday Drive Frederick, MD 21703 Contact: 301-972-0999

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APRIL April 12, 2011

April 23, 2011

April 30 & May 1, 2011

SNEAKS, PEEKS, AND WIKILEAKS: ANARCHY, CENSORSHIP AND THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF DIGITAL MEDIA

SURREYBROOKE SCAVENGER HUNT

HISTORIC SITES RAMBLE: WASHINGTON COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS, PRY HOUSE FIELD HOSPITAL MUSEUM WEEKEND

Description: Mark Feldstein, an awardwinning investigative reporter and professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University, will discuss the recent controversies surrounding WikiLeaks and the role of the mainstream news media in the age of the Internet.

Description: Visit the children’s garden to find clues for the scavenger hunt that leads through the maze, the alphabet garden, and more. Hours: 11 AM-1 PM Location: Surreybrooke 8537 Hollow Road Middletown, MD 21769 Contact: 301-371-7466

Hours: 7 PM Location: Whitaker Campus Center, Commons Room Hood College 401 Rosemont Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-696-3211

April 15 & 16, 2011 equinox dance company’s “Classics with a twist”

Description: Equinox Dance Company, Frederick’s premiere adult contemporary dance troupe presents their annual full-length Spring performance. This year’s show takes a closer look at familiar things. See dancers move in unexpected ways to your favorite music. Explore ways to twist cultural icons through comedy, photography, and video. Hours: Evening Shows 8 PM, Saturday Matinee 2 PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 240-401-7484

April 23, 2011 ROSE HILL EGG ROLL

Description: Egg roll for children ages 2-12 years includes age-appropriate egg rolls, crafts, games, activities, prizes, and hayride with Easter Bunny. Bring an Easter basket with grass to fill with crafts and prizes. Hours: 1-4 PM Location: The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-1650

Description: The Pry House Field Hospital Museum at Antietam National Battlefield opens its 2011 season as one of the stops on the Washington County Historic Sites Ramble. See the exhibit on the development of the Union Army’s field hospital system, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Letterman, just before the Battle of Antietam. Hours: 11 AM-5 PM Location: Pry House Field Hospital and General McClellan’s Headquarters 18906 Shepherdstown Pike Antietam National Battlefield Keedysville, MD 21754 Contact: 301-416-2395

May 1, 2011 HAYDN, BARTOK & MENDELSSOHN

Description: The BSO Ensemble plays Hadyn, Bartok & Mendelssohn. Hours: 3 PM

April 30 & May 1, 2011 SPRING FESTIVAL

Description: Children’s old-fashioned toys and games, hands-on crafts, blacksmith at the forge, and manor house tours. Also farm exhibits, hayrides, animals, food, crafts, and music. Saturday morning tractor pull and Sunday kiddie pedal tractor pull. Hours: Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sun 12-4 PM Location: The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
 1611 N. Market Street
 Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-1650


Location: All Saints Episcopal Church 106 W. Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 877-276-1444

May 1, 2011 BAKER PARK BELLS GO BAROQUE

Description: Frederick’s own City Carillonneur, John Widmann, plays Bach, Handel, de Fesch, van den Gheyn, and other Baroque masters on the Joseph Dill Baker Carillon. Hours: 3 PM Location: Joseph Dill Baker Carillon Baker Park Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 240-397-3585

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May 7, 2011

May 12, 2011

“RUSSIAN FANTASY” FREDERICK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MAYFEST

ALIVE @ FIVE

Description: A celebration of spring with live music, kids’ activities and more. Come downtown to builda-bouquet and pick up a free flower from participating merchants while supplies last.

Description: Each happy hour offers a great way to enjoy the ambience of Downtown Frederick with a live band and a refreshing beverage. Beer, food, water, and wine are available at each happy hour. Proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership and are invested back into the downtown community.

Description: Led by FSO Music Director Elisa Koehler, the FSO performs Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok; Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Rachmaninoff; and Symphony #5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Shostakovich. Hours: 8 PM Location: Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmaul Theatre 7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21701

Hours: 10 AM-5 PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church, and Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118

Contact: 301-663-8476

May 7, 2011 BARK IN THE PARK

Description: Enjoy a fantastic afternoon with your furry, four-legged friend, at the 5th annual Bark in the Park. Your pooch may run free in one of our off-leash areas, test and sharpen his or her skills on the agility course, sample dog-related products, participate in contests, and much more! Opportunities for families to adopt a dog, learn different training techniques, and visit exhibit booths. Pre-register now or register on site the day of the event. Dog owners must bring a collar, leash, and proof of rabies vaccination for entry. $5 per dog

Hours: 5-8 PM Location: Downtown Frederick Carroll Creek Amphitheater Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118

May 7, 2011 MAY FIRST SATURDAY

May 14, 2011

Description: Gallery openings, guest artists, live entertainment, and more await as attendees stroll the streets of Downtown Frederick.

EAST SIDE ART & CRAFT SHOW

Hours: 5-9 PM

Hours: 10 AM-5 PM

Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church, and Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701

Location: Downtown Frederick East and Church Streets Frederick, MD 21701

Contact: 301-698-8118

May 12–15, 2011 ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL

Location: Utica District Park 10200-B Old Frederick Road Frederick, MD 21701

Description: Authentic Greek food (including hand carved gyros and homemade pastries), live music, kids’ corner, and various Greek vendors.

Contact: 301-600-2936

Hours: 11 AM-8 PM Location: Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church 920 W. 7th Street Frederick, MD 21701

Description: Handmade works of art and crafts from local and regional exhibitors. Music and kids’ activities.

Contact: 301-662-4140

May 14 & 15, 2011 SLEEPING BEAUTY

Description: Maryland Regional Ballet presents Frederick School of Classical Ballet in this classic fairy tale set to Tschaikovsky’s beautiful score with guest artists from Miami City Ballet. Hours: 2 PM Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-9441

Contact: 301-663-0663

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MA May 14 & 15, 2011 MOUNT AIRY MAYFEST

Description: Old fashioned street fair, arts and crafts, entertainment, good food, and lots more. Hours: Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM Location: Historic Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771

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May 26, 2011

FREDERICK AMERICAN INDIAN POW-WOW

ALIVE @ FIVE

Description: American Indian Festival/ Pow-wow featuring the best in American Indian arts, food, dancing, crafts, and family entertainment. Hours: Fri 8 AM-2 PM, Sat 11 AM-7 PM, Sun 11 AM-6 PM

Description: Each happy hour offers a great way to enjoy the ambience of Downtown Frederick with a live band and a refreshing beverage. Beer, food, water, and wine are available at each happy hour. Proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership and are invested back into the downtown community.

May 14, 2011

Location: Eventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

GARDEN PARTY

Contact: 252-532-0821

Location: Downtown Frederick Carroll Creek Amphitheater Frederick, MD 21701

May 20–June 18, 2011

Contact: 301-698-8118

Contact: 301-829-2112

Description: Join the staff at the Pry House for a garden party to prepare the 19th century-style kitchen and medical garden. Bring your gardening tools and prepare to dig in! Learn about gardening techniques, heirloom vegetables and recipes of the Civil War era, and enjoy traditional 19th century refreshments. Hours: 9 AM-3 PM Location: Pry House Field Hospital and General McClellan’s Headquarters Antietam National Battlefield 18906 Shepherdstown Pike Keedysville, MD 21754 Contact: 301-416-2395

May 15, 2011 THE FREDERICK CHORALE GOES BAROQUE FOR VIVALDI AND BACH

Description: The Frederick Chorale, with professional orchestra, perform Bach’s “Magnificat” and Vivaldi’s newly discovered work “Dixit Dominus.” Hours: 3 PM Location: Frederick Church of the Brethren 201 Fairview Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 240-397-3585

Hours: 5-8 PM

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Description: Forget your memories of the cult film, this infamous darkly comic morality tale will bend your mind in a whole new way. Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-694-4744

May 21, 2011 SPIRES BRASS BAND PRESENTS MUSIC OF WWII

Description:A concert of music from the World War II era, featuring vocalists Holly Bingham, Sara Dell’Omo, and Leigh Ann Hinton performing music of the Andrews Sisters. Tickets may be purchased only at the Theater Box Office the evening of the performance, $12 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. Hours: 8 PM Location: Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmaul Theatre 7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-8320

June 4, 2011 JUNE FIRST SATURDAY: I ART DOWNTOWN FREDERICK

Description: Artists creating interactive works of art LIVE on the streets of Downtown. Hours: 5-9 PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church, and Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118

June 4 & 5, 2011 18TH ANNUAL FREDERICK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Description: This juried Fine Arts and Craft Festival will host over 115 visual artists from around the country. The Festival will also include top-notch performing artists and children’s activities. This year festival admission is FREE to all! Hours: Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM Location: Carroll Creek Linear Park Historic Downtown Frederick Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190

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June 4–July 6, 2011

June 9, 2011

POTTERS’ GUILD OF FREDERICK MEMBERS’ SHOW

ALIVE @ FIVE

Description: The pottery exhibit will be displayed June 4-July 6 in the Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery. Hours: Opening reception June 4, 5-7 PM Location: Frederick Community College, Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery 7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-846-2513

June 5, 2011 CARILLON RECITAL

Description: Monthly recital begins at noon on the first Sunday of each month. The tower is open and guests may ascend the 50 steps to see the City Carillonneur play the carillon of 49 bells, played with fists and feet on a keyboard of batons and pedals. The bells range from 22 pounds to 3,400 pounds each, and are made of bronze. Hours: Noon to 12:30 PM Location: Joseph Dill Baker Carillon Baker Park Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-846-4781

June 5, 2011 THE ORIGINAL BRITISH CAR DAY

Description: British Car and Motorcycle Show and vendor flea market. Hours: 8 AM-4 PM Location: Lilypons Water Gardens 6800 Lilypons Road Adamstown, MD 21710 Contact: 410-775-0500

Description: Each happy hour offers a great way to enjoy the ambience of Downtown Frederick with a live band and a refreshing beverage. Beer, food, water, and wine are available at each happy hour. Proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership and are invested back into the downtown community. Hours: 5-8 PM Location: Downtown Frederick Carroll Creek Amphitheater Frederick, MD 21701

June 18, 2011 “POPS CONCERT: SUPERHEROS” FREDERICK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Description: Led by FSO Music Director Elisa Koehler, the FSO performs “Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin” by Wagner; “Egmont Overture” by Beethoven; “Marche Solennelle (Coronation March)” by Tchaikovsky; “Poet and Peasant Overture” by Suppe (conducted by FSO Assistant Conductor William Spencer), plus music from Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, and more. Hours: 8 PM

June 11 & 12, 2011

Location: Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmaul Theatre 7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21701

COLONIAL FAIRE

Contact: 301-663-8476

Contact: 301-698-8118

Description: Discover daily life in the 18th century while visiting with tradesmen, Native Americans, soldiers, and other pioneers. View and purchase period wares from professional artisans. Kids–make your own candle, learn to write with a quill pen, and more. Hours: Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sun 12-4 PM Location: The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-1650

June 18, 2011 MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

June 23, 2011 ALIVE @ FIVE

Description: Each happy hour offers a great way to enjoy the ambience of Downtown Frederick with a live band and a refreshing beverage. Beer, food, water, and wine are available at each happy hour. Proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership and are invested back into the downtown community. Hours: 5-8 PM Location: Downtown Frederick Carroll Creek Amphitheater Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118

Description: Stroll the gardens while pausing to listen to musicians playing classical guitar, fiddle, harp, and more. Hours: 6-9 PM Location: Surreybrooke 8537 Hollow Road Middletown, MD 21769 Contact: 301-371-7466 Source: www.fredericktourism.org FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES BRUNSWICK Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists from far and wide. The city’s downtown area is home to a bookstore/coffee shop, railroad museum, children’s clothing store, some curiosity shops, outdoor goods shopping, professional offices, and more. Brunswick is nestled near the scenic Potomac River, with camping and fishing amenities just a stone’s throw from downtown. Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast, history buff, train watcher, or just enjoy the warmth and coziness of a small town, Brunswick has what you’re looking for! Don’t miss Brunswick’s “First Friday” events each month from 5-9PM downtown and many city-sponsored recreation events throughout the year! See page 3 for TransIT information. Mayor

Carroll Jones Population

5,242 Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 Town Hall

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

301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Department

301-834-8300 Volunteer Ambulance

301-834-8102 Libraries

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065 1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 Post offices Brunswick Post Office

315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

Jefferson Post Office

First Church of God

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

503 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-6971

Point of Rocks Post Office

Gospel Temple Church (Pentecostal)

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

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

301-834-7500

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

SWIMMING POOL

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Brunswick Swimming Pool

301-834-7567

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

Grocery Store

New Hope United Methodist Church

Super Fresh

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

301-834-7722 CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

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

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

Catholic Church Road, Petersville 301-834-9185

First Baptist Church

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St. Paul Lutheran Church

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

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA)

www.pvya.com Baseball

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

www.eteamz.com/brunswickll

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders www.bjrfootball.com

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

Mayor

Frederick County Sheriff

CHURCHES

Debby Burgoyne

301-600-2071

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

Population

Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

5 E. Main Street, Burkittsville 301-834-9866

186

301-371-6907

Postal Zip Code

Post Office

21718

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

Town Office

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

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


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

EMMITSBURG Emmitsburg, a quiet little town nestled at the foot of the mountains, offers peace and tranquility. Incorporated in the early 1800s, Emmitsburg was the home of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She established the first free school that grew into St. Joseph’s College, now home to the National Fire Academy and Homeland Security. A short mile away is Mt. Saint Mary’s University. In Emmitsburg you can relax but still be within driving distance to major cities such as Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Harrisburg. You are just a few miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski Liberty Resort, and numerous golf courses. Emmitsburg has it all! See page 3 for TransIT information. Mayor

Town ParkS

churches

Jim Hoover

Community Park

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Population

2,369 Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

301-600-2071 Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

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

301-447-6626 Library

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

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL Emmitsburg Pool

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

301-447-9820

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

GROCERY STORE

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Jubilee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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

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

Mayor

Fire departments

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company

Population

6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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

59,618 Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office

301-600-9250

4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office

301-473-5150

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

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

301-600-2071

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office

FREDERICK CITY CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603

6061 Spring Ridge Parkway, Frederick 301-600-9330 79 S. Market Street, Frederick 301-600-1711

Fire Marshal

United/Westview Fire Station

301-600-1479

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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

301-600-1492


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES SWIMMING POOLS Baker Park Swimming Pool

301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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

Weis

Rt. 40 and Old Camp Road, Frederick 301-473-5385 199 Motter Avenue, Frederick 301-662-8065 Prospect Boulevard, Frederick 301-663-9075 Spring Ridge, Frederick 301-631-8162 Local Newspapers The Frederick News-Post

301-662-1177 Gazette Newspapers

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

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100 Anglican St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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

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

PO Box 1424, Frederick 301-694-3107 Baptist

Giant

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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200

SYNaGoGuES

Faith Baptist Church

Westridge Shopping Center, Frederick 301-695-4420 Kingsbrook Crossing, Frederick 301-698-9411 1700 Kingfisher Drive, Frederick 301-698-9411 Giant Eagle

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

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

Ballenger Creek, Frederick 301-682-6700

Beth Sholom Congregation

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

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

Ambassador Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCHES

Frederick Korean Baptist Church

African Methodist Episcopal

55 Winchester Street, Frederick 301-695-6446

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

People’s Baptist Church

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

6648 Carpenter Road, Frederick 301-473-5635

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

South End Baptist Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347

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Victory Baptist Church

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153 Brethren Frederick Church of the Brethren

201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819 Buddhist Tibetan Meditation Center

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

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

First Church of Christ Scientist

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Full Gospel

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262 Church of God

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Edgewood First Church of God

Holiness

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

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

123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Independent

Parkway Community Church

Emmanuel Bible Church

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686

Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

Independent Fundamental

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Family History Center, Frederick 301-698-0406 Community

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

Emmanuel Bible Church

Emmanuel Alliance Church

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002 Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

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

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

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337 Episcopal All Saints Episcopal Church

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

Christian Science

Church of the Transfiguration

Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505

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

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Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

Maranatha Church of God

Christian

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

First Love Church

Korean Emmanuel Church

8325 Yellow Springs Pike, Frederick 301-662-4796 Lutheran Bethel Lutheran Church Office

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

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

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

5709 Mt. Phillip Road, Frederick 301-473-8566 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

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

4004 Ballenger Creek Road, Frederick 301-874-5838


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES Nazarene

Presbyterian Reformed

Church of the Nazarene

New Hope Presbyterian Church

7899 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-6271

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-694-3595

Non-Denominational

Seventh-Day Adventist

Frederick Christian Fellowship

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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

6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5254

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Unitarian Universalist

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

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

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

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

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

United Church of Christ

7648 Fingerboard Road, Frederick 301-874-1166

Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

Jackson United Methodist Church

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

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

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

7857 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-8788

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

Victory Christian Center

Trinity E & R United Church of Christ

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253

5603 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-2633

Presbyterian

United Methodist

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

Araby United Methodist Church

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

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

Good News Presbyterian Church

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

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

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

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

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

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

705 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-662-2895 Various Denominations Salvation Army

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

31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-663-5214 www.volunteerfrederick.org

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

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Con’t

YOUTH SPORTS YMCA

Frederick Academy of Self-Defense

301-662-1972 Frederick City Recreation Department

301-694-1492

301-663-5131 www.frederickymca.org

Golden Knights Karate

Gymnastics

Kreimer’s Karate

Frederick Gymnastics Club

301-695-9414 Karate American Karate Academy

301-698-5468

301-416-7959 301-695-3347 Martial Arts USA

301-694-3330 Super Sport Karate

301-682-8866

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

Lacrosse

301-682-8589

240-215-4040

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick

www.fcfrederick.com Frederick Soccer Club

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

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

301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040

urbana

(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658

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

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

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

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

email: abel6psu@aol.com Urbana Soccer Association

301-363-8739 www.urbanasoccer.org


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Burgess

Wiles Branch Park

Holy Family Catholic Community

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown 301-473-4800

2,860

GROCERY STORE

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Postal Zip Code

21769

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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

John D. Miller Population

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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

Safeway

The Gazette

Jefferson United Methodist Church

3882 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-4022

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

Locust Valley Bible Church

The Middletown Valley Citizen

1323 Marker Road, Middletown 301-371-7476

301-834-7722

Middletown United Methodist Middletown Moms at Home

7108 Fern Circle, Middletown 301-371-5550

P.O. Box 33, Middletown www.middletownmomsathome.org

Pleasant View Church of the Brethren

Parenting support

CHURCHES Christ Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

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

301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com

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

Mayor

Town Parks

Pat Rockinberg

Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

8,200 Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park

301-829-8373

21771

GROCERY STORES

Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion

Safeway

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is proactive in assisting business owners in their mission to succeed and grow to their fullest potential. Chamber officials offer information to local businesses and serve as a network for individual business owners. Most member businesses are locally owned and operated. 301-829-5426 www.mtairybusiness.com

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

CHURCHES

Super Fresh

328 Klee Mill Road, Mt. Airy 301-253-3222

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

1001 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1071

Bethesda United Methodist Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

26075 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-9787

703 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-5443

Local Newspapers

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

301-549-1846

27 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1904

Mount Airy Messenger

Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God

Mount Airy Courier Gazette

301-829-2814

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

Post Office

Hebron Christian Church

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

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

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy

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MOUNT AIRY CON’T Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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

28325 Kemptown Road, Damascus

Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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

Mount Airy Presbyterian

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

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

301-253-4460­

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Mount Airy Baptist Church

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

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

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

West Falls Christian Community Church

Youth Sports Four County Little League

www.fcllbaseball.org Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

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

301-829-2027

Myersville

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

Post Office

CHURCHES

Wayne Creadick

1 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1180

Church of the Saviour

Population

1,500

Town Parks Doub’s Meadow Park

Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

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

301-600-2071 Fire departments Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

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

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

308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330 Local Newspapers The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

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

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

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

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

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

Route 40, Myersville 301-293-1335

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Myersville Church of the Brethren

400 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2979

201 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-9513

Youth Sports

Salem United Methodist Church

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

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

Myersville Junior Baseball League

www.myersvillebaseball.com

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

Mayor

GROCERY STORE

Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion

PopulaTion

8,620 Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville 301-695-8845

www.luyaa.org

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

Grace Episcopal Church

4411 Green Valley Road, Monrovia 301-865-5432

Route 874 & North Alley, New Market 301-865-3530

Dorsey’s Chapel United Methodist Church

New Market District Fire Co.

168 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-3333

New Market United Methodist Church

Youth Sports

11402 Ridge Lane, Monrovia 301-865-5566

Post Offices

9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville 301-865-9100

PO Box 465, New Market 301-865-8877

301-600-2071

301-865-5700

Monocacy Valley Church

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

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

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Fire departments

Town Park

Jackie Ebersole

Volunteer Fire Department

Lions Merryland Park

301-834-8300

3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

Population

308 Postal Zip Code

21758

301-834-8102

301-834-7722

Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

301-600-2071

The Brunswick Citizen

Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

Thurmont Source: www.mdmunicipal.org Thurmont is a small city in northern Frederick County established in 1751. It is known as the “Gateway to the Catoctin Mountains” where Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park are located. There are three covered bridges nearby: Loy’s Station Bridge, Roddy Road Bridge, and Utica Mills Bridge. Catoctin Iron Furnace and forge, built during the Revolutionary War, is just down the road. Frederick is about 15 miles south and Gettysburg is 20 miles north. Baltimore and Washington, DC are each about 60 miles away. The President’s retreat, Camp David, is also nearby. Thurmont is proud to have been designated a “Main Street Maryland Community.” See page 3 for TransIT information. mayor

Frederick County Sheriff

Martin A. Burns

301-600-2071

Population

Fire departments

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

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

Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226

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THURMONT CON’T Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

233 Tippin Drive, Thurmont 301-271-9949 Local Newspapers Catoctin Banner News

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

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

Catoctin United Methodist Church

Thurmont Church of the Brethren

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

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

Evangelical Bible Church

Thurmont United Methodist Church

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

13880 Long Road, Thurmont 301-271-4511

Harriet Chapel Episcopal

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888 St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

240-626-9980

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

CHURCHES

10625 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-898-9454

Trinity United Church of Christ

Walkersville Christian Fellowship

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

101 N. Altamont Avenue, Thurmont 301-271-2802 Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League

301-271-4397

Apples United Church of Christ

7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont 301-271-2087

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

Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

Ralph W. Whitmore

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

301-600-9110

Police Department

Post Office

Population

5,593 Postal Zip Code

21793

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

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Library

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

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


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

WALKERSVILLE CON’T

CHURCHES

TOWN PARKS

207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544

19 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-4600

Calvary Assembly of God

St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church

Creamery Park

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

Brethren in Christ

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

8651 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-845-8025

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

Faith Community Mennonite Church

United Methodist Church

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

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Heritage Farm Park

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

Youth Sports

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Devilbiss Bridge Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Walkersville Community Park

Glade United Church of Christ

Glade Valley Athletic Association

301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

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

21 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6775

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC)

Glade Valley Church of the Brethren

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

Walkersville Baseball Association

GROCERY STORES Bloom

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC www.walkersvillebaseball.com/

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

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

Gary Smith Population

912 Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-5100

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

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Woodsboro

Con’t

Libertytown Post Office

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

12048 Woodsboro Pike, New Midway 1-800-ASK-USPS

GROCERY STORE

Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Trout’s Market

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

101 S. Main Street, Woodsboro 301-845-4533

CHURCHES

YOUTH SPORTS

Chapel Lutheran Church

Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

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

TOWN PARK Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800

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

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

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartment Homes Full Size Washer & Dryer in Every Unit 24 Hour Fitness Center • Controlled Access Buildings Business Center with High Speed Internet & Customer Service Contact Center Convenient to I-270, I-70, Rt. 340, & Rt. 15 Pet Friendly* • Flexible Lease Terms * Call for specific pet breed and size restrictions

4901 Meridian Way, Frederick, Maryland 21703 1-888-703-0982 | www.wellingtontracemd.com EQUAL HOUSING

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• Stretch out and relax in the large living and dining rooms. • Light and airy eat-in kitchens are featured in every apartment home. • A variety of one, two, and three bedroom floor plans provide comfortable living for everyone.

• Roomy walk-in closets and interior storage area maximize space in each residence.

• Security Intercom and Entry System • Modern Fitness Center • Community Swimming Pool and Tennis Courts • “Tot-lot” Playgrounds • Wall-to-Wall Carpeting • Energy-Saving Appliances and Garbage Disposal • Convenient Access to Major Highways: I-270, I-70, US 40, and US 340 • Less Than One Hour to Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

5708 Trailview Court, Frederick, MD 21703 Located 1 block west of the corner of New Design Rd. & Crestwood Blvd.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm • Saturday 9am-2pm

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Frederick County Guide – Spring 2011  

Whether you are a long-time resident or newcomer to the community, turn to the FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE for current information about life in...

Frederick County Guide – Spring 2011  

Whether you are a long-time resident or newcomer to the community, turn to the FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE for current information about life in...