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Beyond the Garden Gates Businesses in Frederick County: LaPaz Restaurant Public Education is the 10 Questions are the Answers Heart of our Community Girlsto Day Out Day Bike Work Experience Barbara Fritchie’s Frederick African-American Genealogical Research




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*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email Deadline for the Spring issue is June 1, 2013. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.



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9 IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 10 Experience Francis Scott Key’s Frederick 13 Seed of Life Nurseries 17 Drink a Jocund Cup: Taverns & Inns in Frederick County



21 Frederick’s Real Estate Market




27 La Paz Mexican Restaurant 30 Business Matters for the Small Business Owner



32 The Promise of Education

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43 How to Choose an Urgent Care Center

C O N T E N T S 47


48 Meals on Wheels is More Than a Meal

51 TRANSPORTATION 52 Annual Bike to Work Day



56 Celebrate Spring by Going ‘Beyond the Garden Gates’



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Frederick City

78 Urbana 79 Middletown 80

Mount Airy

81 Myersville 82

New Market

83 Rosemont 83 Thurmont 84 Walkersville 85 Woodsboro


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in the community

Experience Francis Scott Key’s Frederick By Michelle Kershner

New visitor experiences will be unveiled this spring to honor the author of the country’s national anthem, Francis Scott Key. Frederick is preparing for the approaching 200th anniversary of Key’s writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1814 with a series of interpretive markers and a special “Key” exhibit. On June 14-15, 2013, visitors can see Key’s original lyrics in Frederick. It will be the first time the manuscript will be on display there. Frederick is an ideal place to explore Francis Scott Key’s legacy. Frederick’s Mount Olivet Cemetery is Key’s final resting place, and the cemetery also has an impressive monument dedicated to him. He was born in 1779 at Terra Rubra, in a part of Frederick County that later became part of Carroll County. He began his legal career and married life in Frederick in the early 1800s. Key was aboard a ship near Baltimore Harbor during the bombardment of Fort McHenry on Sept. 13-14, 1814 when he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Here are some ways you can experience Francis Scott Key’s Frederick and honor this great patriot. Francis Scott Key’s original Star-Spangled Banner song lyric manuscript comes to Frederick 
June 14-15, 2013 In conjunction with the dedication of new interpretive markers being installed at Frederick sites connected to the author of our national anthem, Francis Scott Key’s original 10 SPRING 2013

manuscript for “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be brought to Frederick on Flag Day, June 14, on loan from the Maryland Historical Society. The song lyrics, which Key had called “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” are not believed to have been back in proximity to Key since he handed them to a relative in September 1814. View the detailed schedule and learn more at StarSpangledBannerFrederick2013 Begin Exploring Francis Scott Key’s Frederick at the Frederick Visitor Center Start your Key exploration at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East St., Frederick, where you can learn about the area sites related to Key and pick up brochures that will help you experience Francis Scott Key’s Frederick. At the Frederick Visitor Center, you can... • View the original artwork commissioned for the center that depicts Key aboard the ship as he stood witness to the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. • See the new exhibit featuring a fragment of one of the British bombs that exploded over Fort McHenry at the Frederick Visitor Center (exhibit opens on June 14, 2013). • Explore 10 Key Sites (coming spring 2013) - “Francis

in the community Scott Key’s Frederick” is a self-guided tour of sites related to Francis Scott Key or the War of 1812. New interpretive panel sites including Court House Square, Mount Olivet Cemetery, the Hessian Barracks, and Harry Grove Stadium are included on the tour. Brochures are available at the Frederick Visitor Center. • Learn about Key and his final resting place, historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, with the “Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery Key Gravesite and Monument Brochure.” This 12-panel brochure is available at the Frederick Visitor Center. To learn more about how to experience Francis Scott Key’s Frederick, visit

For additional information The Tourism Council of Frederick County (TCFC) is the recognized Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick City and Frederick County, Md. It operates the Frederick Visitor Center and related programs that include Destination Marketing, Group Tour Marketing, Frederick Historic Sites Consortium, and more. For information about more things to see and do in Frederick County, visit or call 1-800-999-3613

“The Star-Spangled Banner” will be brought to Frederick on Flag Day, June 14, on loan from the Maryland Historical Society.

Top: Original artwork of Francis Scott Key commissioned for the Frederick Visitor Center Right: Francis Scott Key monument located in Frederick, MD

Photos courtesy of the Tourism Council of Frederick County



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Seed of Life Nurseries By Michael Dickson

My wife and oldest daughter chuckle when I complacently say, “It’s what we do,” when discussing my endeavors with those who ask me. It’s part of my humble side peeking out as I discuss why I help those in need. I’m passionate about my endeavors. There’s nothing complacent about walking with a 6-year-old boy who was left behind at a community cookout last summer. He was forgotten, and so I walked him with him nearly a mile, helping him carry leftover vegetables and bread because he wanted his mama and the new baby to have it. I protect and honor him with his endeavor as we walk through one of Frederick’s highest crime areas passing the box of food back and forth because he was proud of what he was bringing home. There is nothing complacent about this child willfully carrying a 20-pound box up three flights of stairs and bursting through a door proudly yelling, “Mama, look what I got for you and the new baby.” Looking around I see only one chair and a small television on the floor. Confused and slightly scared, she asks “Who are you,” and after I tell her who I am, she says a “friend” was watching her son. I spoke of her son’s aspiration to bring food home and she asked him with tears in her eyes and voice cracking slightly, “You did this for me?” He replied vibrantly “and for the new baby,” which was still in Mama’s womb. This is why I do what I do.

Seed of Life Nurseries, Inc., is a local community-supported agriculture program that provides vegetables at farmers markets. Behind that laid-back farmer exterior I portray, I have created something more special, along with my wife: A program that also feeds families in need with our produce. We adopt and feed families with equal amounts as to our paying shareholders without discrimination, because hunger and humility doesn’t discrimination. We help families who are caught up in the cycle of welfare to families who have lost their jobs. Humility affects us all. One thing is true of me though, all my clients get the same treatment; a bag with fresh vegetables, a hug and a bunch of “corny” jokes. What they receive most of all is assurance that their families can eat well through the week, no matter their circumstances.

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frederick county history Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Frederick County.

The Old Stone Tavern was located on the southwest corner of Patrick and Jefferson streets in Frederick until it was demolished in 1927. In addition to satiating the thirst of locals, notable visitors who were reportedly wined and dined here include George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Daniel Webster.

Drink a Jocund Cup:

Taverns and Inns in Frederick County by Holly Kinnamont, Historical Society of Frederick County intern Taverns represent a slice of history in the towns where they are located, and serve as a hub for important social functions. Frederick County’s own merry-making establishments were no different; as local artist and historian Harry L. Decker wrote, “We can be certain that taverns were synchronous with the establishment of Frederick... both the lowly and the lofty, the humble and haughty talked, drank, argued, insulted, ridiculed, boasted, schemed and dreamed, and through it all wove the checkered tapestry of history.” Much of what we have written about Frederick’s taverns romanticized the role of the tavern and early Frederick history. Famous historical figures schemed, drank, and danced at places such as Catherine Kimball’s tavern on West Patrick Street, on the site that is now the FSK Hotel. According to historian E.R. Goldsborough, taverns were a “necessity to the traveling public and with the laying out of the town came the tavern.” Indeed, as Frederick grew, taverns dotted the National Road (U.S. Route 40) every few miles. Taverns throughout the

county, such as Fox’s Tavern and South Mountain House (both of which are close to Middletown), hosted important figures from the French & Indian War and the Civil War. There were taverns by the dozens in downtown Frederick alone, including Talbott’s Tavern (which hosted General Marquis de Lafayette when he visited the area in 1824), The Sign of the Golden Lamb, and Black Horse Tavern. Taverns brought history together for those of us looking into the past. Inns and taverns were versatile, multipurpose establishments. Mrs. Thomas Charlton’s Tavern hosted the Frederick County Court in the late 18th century. John Ross Key, a member of the court, met the innkeeper’s daughter, Anne Charlton, there; they later married and bore Francis Scott Key and Anne Phoebe Carlton Key. The owner of the Black Horse Tavern on Patrick Street noted hosting both Confederate and Union soldiers on their way to the battles of South Mountain and Antietam in 1862, as well as the discussions surrounding Confederate General Jubal FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


frederick county history Early’s $200,000 ransom. It’s clear that this owner—and, by extension, his tavern—served as the eyes and ears for the town. Few taverns have been so praised or have had an impact on Frederick as Catherine Kimball’s tavern, however. Catherine Kimball, who lived from 1745 to 1831, served as her inn’s proprietor for more than 30 years. Kimball’s Inn was seen as the highest-caliber establishment of its kind in Frederick County and hosted a wealth of events throughout its long tenure. Frederick mayor and diarist Jacob Engelbrecht reported on a ventriloquist’s performance at Kimball’s tavern in January 1828. In 1791, when George Washington rode through Frederick on his way to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, he stayed at Brother’s Inn and visited a dance at Kimball’s Inn. According to Frederick legend, one (very young) Barbara Hauer (Fritchie) served Washington at Kimball’s that night. According to Goldsborough, “At that

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time not every tavern was suitable for public entertainment purpose; Mrs. Kimball’s was one of the few.” Though most of these taverns no longer stand in Frederick County, their mark on the region’s history is clear and longlasting.

There were taverns by the dozens in downtown Frederick alone, including Talbott’s Tavern, The Sign of the Golden Lamb, and Black Horse Tavern.


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301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

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

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Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

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

301-600-9000 Animal Control 301-600-1546 301-600-2558 (emergency after hours)


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

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

443-965-2000 HELPLINES/CRISIS INFORMATION Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

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


Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

301-600-2464 Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline


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

TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065 Tourism Council 301-600-2888 Vital Records 301-600-1029 Workforce Services 301-600-2255 Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

240-566-3300 Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles

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




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Frederick’s Real Estate Market By Mary Richeimer

In the City of Frederick, the question really isn’t so much “How is the real estate market?” The better question to ask is “Just how good is the real estate market?” Downtown Frederick’s Historic District is its own world within the greater Frederick County market, and often shows quite different trends with long-term positive results. For example, the Historic District stayed relatively strong compared to the rest of the county in the recent downturn of 2008 through 2011, with far fewer foreclosures and short sales, as well as little turnover - all signs of a strong market.

In the City of Frederick:

The Historic District is bound, roughly, by 7th Street to the north, Mount Olivet Boulevard and Mount Olivet Cemetery to the south, Bentz Street to the west (including Baker Park and several blocks of West Patrick Street), and by East Street on the east. A map of the Historic District can be found at maps. For the purposes of this article, the Hood College/Baker Park area is included, though it is not technically located in the city’s Historic District.

Many of the more expensive homes in the City of Frederick do not come onto the market. But when they do, many sell for far more than their asking prices. n the words of Wayne Six of Six and Associates Appraisers, “The downtown market is HOT!”

Because there is so little turnover, the supply of homes in the downtown area simply does not meet the demand. The State of Maryland has been offering rehabilitation tax credits to owners of historic homes and businesses to offset the cost of restoration and maintenance, and this has further increased the interest in owning an historic property. The tax credits help to preserve these places so that they can be enjoyed for many years to come. The real estate statistics for the Historic District compared to the county as a whole show some interesting numbers. Let’s look at January 2013 compared to one year earlier. In Frederick County: • The average home sold at an average price of $265,000, an increase of 16%

• The average sale price was $212,000, an 85% increase • Only 7 homes were sold, but that was a nearly 100% increase • On average, a home was on the market for 34 days before selling

As with most desirable areas with little turnover, Frederick’s Historic District could sell far more homes than are currently on the market. Homes in historic districts throughout the state typically hold their values better than surrounding areas, and Frederick is no different. From an investment point of view, residential properties in the downtown area are an excellent choice, particularly those on streets that are transitioning and have many homes that are being restored or rehabbed. All the things that make Downtown Frederick so appealing to visitors also make it appealing to residents and homebuyers. Living in the Historic District provides an opportunity to enjoy all the amenities that led to Frederick being named one of the country’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” and a “Great American Main Street Community” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More than just a historic place to live, Frederick is a vibrant town with a very alive arts and entertainment district, really great restaurants, employment opportunities, wonderful shopping and antiquing, and easy access to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

• There were 165 total sales, an increase of 37.5% • On average, a home was on the market for 76 days before selling




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La Paz Mexican Restaurant by Molly Fellin Spence

For decades, Frederick residents and visitors alike have grown accustomed to gathering around baskets of fresh tortilla chips and bowls of tasty salsa and pitchers of refreshing margaritas at La Paz Mexican restaurant in downtown Frederick. First located “off the beaten path” between North Market Street and West Second Street for many years, the popular Mexican joint lived for 28 years happy and cozy, filled with customers every day. About seven years ago, the Frederick institution moved to a much more central location, on Market Street along Carroll Creek, where it now offers patio dining and many more tables and chairs for guests to occupy. Graham Baker, the owner and operator behind La Paz, offered to share the story of creating the successful business that has sustained itself in Downtown Frederick for nearly three decades. Baker, a 1976 graduate of the University of Denver, studied psychology and never really saw himself going into the hospitality field. “Every day my walk to class (in Denver) would take me right past one of the best hotel/hospitality schools in the country. I did not take one class,” Baker said. “Little did I know that the hospitality field was going to be my life.” Baker calls La Paz a “truly family restaurant.” He met his wife at the restaurant, and all three of their children grew up there, busing tables, serving, cooking, and managing. Several staff members have gotten married to each other through the years, and some staff members’ children have started their first jobs there, as well. When La Paz first opened in Frederick in 1978, the Frederick’s downtown region was much different than it is today. But through

it all, Baker and his dedicated staff have persevered, offering enchiladas, burritos, and tacos to Frederick’s hungry masses. When and how did your business get started, and what inspired you as you made plans? La Paz opened to the public on April 4, 1978. After

attending college in Denver, Colo., I returned to Frederick to recuperate from a dislocated shoulder operation from a skiing accident. At that time, when Ron Young was mayor of the city, there was renewed energy for the rebirth of Frederick. I saw the opportunity for a restaurant in the downtown area. I was 24 years old at the time, and anything seemed possible. Everyone who I spoke to about this project was very supportive and the idea took hold. I cooked Mexican food for myself in Denver and it just seemed right that Frederick needed its first Mexican restaurant. There was tremendous spirit in downtown Frederick then and La Paz was going to keep that feeling going. Old friends reunited and new friends were made during the six-month rehab of the old restaurant located at 18 Market Space. Acquiring a bank loan from Frederick County National Bank got me off and running. Having never owned a business of any nature, the learning curve was fast and huge for me. We probably made a few mistakes in the process, but it made us smarter as we adapted on the fly. It did not hurt that my future wife, Marcie, was one of the first employees that I hired. (I have made a few great decisions, including that hire, along the way.) Where did the restaurant’s name come from?

I wanted an easy name for the restaurant, a name that could be written and spoken very easily. After many possibilities, from FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


Business a map of Mexico, I settled on La Paz, located on the southern Baja Peninsula. How would you describe your business to someone who knows nothing about it?

La Paz is a relaxed restaurant that serves fresh Mexican cuisine with non-Mexican alternatives. We have a very close-knit staff that wants all guests to have the best experience possible. La Paz has just celebrated seven years at our location along Carroll Creek, after 28 years tucked beside the Church Street Parking Deck. What goals do you have in mind with regard to how you want to serve your customers? Baker: Our ideal client is anyone who wants

to enjoy the La Paz experience. Our regulars are our bread and butter. It truly becomes one, big, extended family. What lessons have you learned in creating this business? Baker: Lessons are learned every day at the

alone has its own set of challenges. Probably the biggest lesson I follow is to never ask a staff member to do something I would not do myself. Keep humble, be fair, listen to all, and try to make informed decisions. Talk about Frederick County as a home for your business. What is it about the area that you think supports your particular vision? Why does it work here rather than elsewhere? Baker: Frederick city and Frederick County

are great places to do business. Even though the area has really expanded since La Paz started in 1978, the general feel of the community has remained positive. We are especially drawn to the downtown area. We love the uniqueness and the diversity of downtown. Many independent projects have rooted downtown, making it a great destination for shoppers, diners, business people, and tourists alike. Frederick city and county are both poised for a great future. La Paz is thrilled to be a small part of all of it.

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Business matters for the small business owner by Joanne Poole Baum, Details Matter Bookkeeping Service

Canceled checks and credit card statements will not stand as receipts for the IRS. You must be able to provide a receipt for each purchase. With more companies sending receipts by e-mail you need to find a way to save them. During a recent free program called “Money Matters – What Your Accountant Wishes You Knew About Your Business,” panelists shared a variety of great tips and information regarding small businesses.

are due to employee theft. To protect your business, set up internal controls, and use technology to help you. Look for warning signs, such as an employee who never needs a vacation or who does not want to share work.

The panel included Jim Draper of Draper McGinley, Brett Hess of Business Management Co., Inc., and Kevin Hessler with Linton Shafer Warfield and Garrett. Some of their best advice is summarized below.

Negotiating Leases:

Business plans:

Create a short-term (one-year) and long-term (five-year) business plan, so you are not just working, but working toward something. Compare yourself to similar businesses, and connect with those businesses through a peer group or association. Set goals as you do this. Risk management:

Setting up a corporation or an LLC is not just a tax strategy. Is your entity titled to protect you? Consider any threats to your business, such as whether you have the proper type of insurance, or who will run your business in case of your absence. Protect your intellectual property by making use of copyrights and trademarks. SWOT Analysis:

Complete a Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats worksheet, then talk to your employees and customers to gain a better perspective on each of these. Employee Theft:

One in 30 employees steals, and small retailers and small businesses are the usual targets. Thirty percent of bankruptcies

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When negotiating a lease, hire a professional who understands all the fine print. Beware of long-term leases, as you could be personally liable for any unpaid rent if your business moves or closes. Talk to other tenants to get feedback, such as whether repairs are made in a timely fashion. Be sure to talk to the landlord, not just his agent. Loan documents:

Make sure to read all the stipulations in loan agreements. Banks look for the three Cs: cash flow, collateral, and co-signers. Be sure your business plan is realistic, as lenders use that information to set the repayment plan. Cash flow:

Understanding your cash flow report is vital not just to operating your business, but to growing your business. Receipts:

Canceled checks and credit card statements will not stand as receipts for the IRS. You must be able to provide a receipt for each purchase. With more companies sending receipts by e-mail you need to find a way to save them. Remember: the IRS expects you to keep 7 years of documentation. And finally, details matter! If you don’t have time to worry about them, hire a bookkeeper.

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The Promise of Public Education Leading the State That Leads the Nation By Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools Dr. Theresa B. Alban, superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools checks in with a student recently.

I welcome everyone to learn more and get involved in our common mission to reach, challenge and prepare every student for success. Public education is at the heart of our community; it shapes who we are. Frederick County is as strong as the citizens we prepare and empower to excel. Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) prepares every one of our 40,527 students to succeed, regardless of background or circumstances. That’s the promise of public education. Our teachers care about each of our students as individuals. We know more than students’ names; we know their families, we know their struggles, and their strengths. FCPS equips students to succeed. The facts and statistics confirm this success. 32 SPRING 2013

When you visit or a local school, you will see the outstanding results our public schools have delivered in terms of student achievement. It’s not by chance that Frederick County has the highest-rated school district in Maryland. We lead the state that leads the nation in public education. The people of Frederick County have realized remarkable returns for their investment in public education. We achieved Maryland’s No. 1 ranking in this year’s School Progress Index, the first results the state issued under its new school accountability model. The new index includes overall student

childcare & education performance, closing achievement gaps, student growth and college and career preparation. By investing in public education, we lay the foundation that helps our community thrive. I welcome everyone to learn more and get involved in our common mission to reach, challenge and prepare every student for success. Remember, the students we educate today are the people most likely to provide the care and services Frederick County residents will need to maintain health, homes, businesses, neighborhoods and more. That’s why it’s important that schools deliver on the promise. We partner with every sector of the community, from families to businesses of every size, from retirees and veterans to preschool parents and volunteers, all with a common goal for an excellent quality of life.

Let teachers and students know you value what they do. Make your priorities known at budget time. Make a positive difference, if only in the life of one child. Each kindness will benefit our community in days and years to come.

Our teachers care about each of our students as individuals. We know more than students’ names; we know their families, we know their struggles, and their strengths.

Contact a school to see how you can help. Follow FCPS on Comcast cable channel 18 or online at, via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and FindOutFirst e-mail and text messages.

About Frederick County Public Schools Projected 2012-13 Enrollment—40,487 Maryland schools rank #1 in America for a fifth straight year (Education Week’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Quality Counts reports and the College Board’s Annual AP Report to the Nation). Student Demographics • 11% receive special education services • 23% qualify for free or reduced-price meals • 68% White, 11% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic of any race, 5% Asian, 5% two or more races and less than 1% are Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Per Pupil Expenditure $12,266* per year. About 81% of the FCPS $516.8 million operating budget goes directly to schools and school support, with 12% spent on the physical plant, 5% on student transportation and 2% on administration.

36 elementary schools, grades pre-K through 5 • All provide full-day kindergarten • Pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13 middle schools, grades 6-8 10 high schools, grades 9-12, Plus: • Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide • Flexible Evening High Program • Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs • Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori, pre-k through 8; and newly opened Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

Combined SAT Scores – 1,544 Frederick County, 1,498 U.S.

Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades

Advanced Placement – 5,460 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

School Bus Riders – 30,000+

Technology – A computer for every 2.3 students Meals Served Daily – 15,000+ lunches, 3,700+ breakfasts

* Most recent audited report, 2011-12 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


Effective April 1, 2012

childcare & education CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral

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

Baltimore, MD 21202 410-752-7588 PRESCHOOLS Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs

FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the prekindergarten program for 2011-2012, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2011. Students are selected first on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Additional factors that increase a child’s risk of not being successful in school may then be considered. Applications are available at the designated schools, and registration begins the first day of parent-teacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from The Banner School

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320 Beth Sholom Nursery School

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

Frederick, MD 301-620-9990, 301-668-9881 The Children’s Center for Discovery

Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223 The Children’s Center of Walkersville

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Children’s World Early Learning Center

Walkersville & Frederick, MD 301-845-4984, 301-662-3004 Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730 Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool

Frederick, MD 301-473-7680 Emmitsburg Early Learning Center

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100 Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School

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

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

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

Frederick, MD 301-846-2612 Frederick Country Day Montessori School

Frederick, MD 301-694-7000 Frederick County Head Start

Frederick County, MD 301-600-1024 Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K

Frederick County, MD 301-644-5000 Friends Meeting School

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152

The Goddard School

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855 Green World Nursery School

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

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

Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577 Little Lights CDC

Frederick, MD 301-473-8283 Lucy School: An Arts-Based Preschool and Kindergarten

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Meadows Montessori An authentic Montessori school serving Infants through KG. Our credentialed and certified Montessori teachers have over 50 years of experience combined, and engage children in active, self-directed, hands-on learning. The Montessori method awakens and nurtures the child’s curious spirit within a peaceful setting where children are respected as individuals, set their own pace of learning, gain self-confidence, achieve independence, are given freedom within limits, and evolve into a community.

Frederick, MD 301-662-8910 Middletown United Methodist Church

Middletown, MD 301-371-8681



childcare & education Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

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

Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery


Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

Stepping Stone Centers

Yes I Can Children’s Center

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166

St. John Regional Catholic School


Frederick, MD 301-662-6722

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

Carroll Manor Elementary


Centerville Elementary

St. Paul’s Learning Center

Myersville, MD 301-293-1980 St. Thomas More Academy

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

Superintendent, Dr. Linda Burgee General Information: 301-644-5000

Frederick County Board Of Education

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800 Frederick, MD 240-566-0100 Deer Crossing Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900

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childcare & education Emmitsburg Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

North Frederick Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Glade Elementary

Middletown Elementary

Oakdale Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Green Valley Elementary

Middletown Primary

Orchard Grove Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Hillcrest Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Kemptown Elementary

Myersville Elementary

Sabillasville Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Lewistown Elementary

New Market Elementary

Spring Ridge Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750

New Market, MD 240-236-1300

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Liberty Elementary

New Midway Elementary

Thurmont Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

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Currently registering for Fall 2013 Programs For more info call: 301-663-3437 or e-mail “Come home to Beth Sholom” FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


childcare & education Thurmont Primary

Monocacy Middle

Urbana High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600

Tuscarora Elementary

New Market Middle

Walkersville High

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200

Twin Ridge Elementary

Oakdale Middle

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500

Urbana Elementary

Thurmont Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2200

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Valley Elementary

Urbana Middle

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Walkersville Elementary

Walkersville Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Waverley Elementary

West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000

Whittier Elementary

Windsor Knolls Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Wolfsville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700 FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000 Governor Thomas Johnson Middle


Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

(Information is excerpted from the FCPS Calendar Handbook available at Adult Education/ Flexible Evening High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450 Career and Technology Center

240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

240-578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

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.

Governor Thomas Johnson High

FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

Middletown Middle

Tuscarora High

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

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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.

childcare & education FCPS High School Academies

Even Start

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

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.

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.

FCPS Summer Programs

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

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

301-696-6887 The Learning/Language Support Program provides specialized intervention addressing the needs of students identified as having phonicsbased reading difficulties. Teachers are trained to identify appropriate

students and implement strategies for remediation. This program is available in all elementary and middle schools. TITLE I

301-696-6894 Provides supplemental instructional services to meet student needs in some schools with a high concentration of low-income families. Emphasis is on additional assistance in reading and mathematics. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

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

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

Barnesville, MD 301-972-0341 Beth Sholom Day School (Pre-K - K)

Frederick, MD 301-663-3427 Frederick Adventist School (K - 8)

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

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 The Goddard School (Pre-K - K)

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Grace Baptist Academy (K-12)

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

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163



childcare & education Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8)

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8)

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-228-2333 Visitation Academy (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-662-2814 HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel

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

For a list of “Nonpublic entities registered with the Maryland State Department of Education to Supervise Home Instruction of Maryland Students” visit: www. instruction/table_contents.htm. Homeschool Frederick!

An educational portal for the homeschool community in Frederick, this site provides resources available through umbrella groups, Student Services personnel in Frederick County Public Schools, hybrid organizations, businesses, and others interested in 40 SPRING 2013

the homeschool community. The site provides an extensive list of homeschool support groups or umbrella organizations in Frederick County. Telos Academy of Mindworks

301-898-7222 Provides tutorial programs for 6th10th grade homeschooled students. SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES in FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

(Information is excerpted from the 2010-2011 Calendar Handbook available at FCPS Director of Special Education

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

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

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

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

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, socialemotional, or self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and

physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. FCPS Partners for Success

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

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

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

240-236-8436 Provides post-secondary transition

childcare & education education for students ages 18-21 who have completed at least four years in a comprehensive high school and exhibit potential for competitive employment. Students earn a Maryland Certificate of Completion. They work in a community-based setting to learn skills for independent living and are exposed to the world of work. Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

301-644-5281 The Frederick County SECAC meets monthly, September-May, to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education Office. Membership includes parents, community representatives, students, and FCPS staff. Meetings are open to the public and new membership is solicited each year. OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909

Frederick County Special Olympics

Hagerstown Community College

Frederick, MD 301-694-7779

Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

Hood College

Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 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. 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

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Maryland School for the Deaf


301-360-2000 TDD: 301-360-2001

Challenger Baseball

Frederick, MD 301-694-8673 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, MD

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

Frederick, MD 410-532-5500

Frederick, MD 301-663-3131 McDaniel College

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

Emmitsburg, MD toll free: 1-800-448-4347 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 Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000 University of Maryland at College Park

College Park, MD 301-405-1000 University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060

Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD 301-846-2400 Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411



health care

Health Care

How to Choose an Urgent Care Center by Leonard A Kazanov, MD

Dr. Leonard Kazanov

Urgent care facilities can be a good resource when you’re traveling and far away from your usual primary care physician. But how does one choose an urgent care center. As it turns out, it’s not so easy. Urgent care centers began to open in the mid-1970s. Physicians opened walk-in medical facilities to treat patients with sudden illnesses or injuries or when family physicians were unable to see them. The concept grew and now there are roughly 10,000 urgent care centers in the U.S. In terms of medical specialty, the practice of urgent care is a natural extension for emergency physicians. They are trained and board certified to handle adult and pediatric emergencies, are comfortable with procedures such as laceration repairs or care for orthopedic injuries, interpretation of x-rays, and performance of work-ups for abdominal pain and chest pain. They are also natural multitaskers and are comfortable managing multiple patients at the same time, and are usually quite fast in doing so. Their training made this mandatory. This is not to say that fast, quality care cannot be received from another type of doctor, but to an emergency physician, this type of care comes naturally. It is what they did in residency and are trained to do for their professional careers. In other words, practicing urgent care for an emergency physician is second nature.

Now, when something happens to you when traveling or when your regular doctor cannot see you, you have to decide whether to go to the local emergency department at a hospital or to an urgent care center. So, how do you decide? Here’s an easy way to make the choice: If you think you have a life-threatening condition, you need to go to the emergency department. The degree of the emergency is in the eyes of the beholder. You and only you, as the patient, can make that initial judgment. If you think you are really sick and your life is in danger then the ER is the place for you. If you go somewhere else, precious time is lost and this can seriously affect the outcome of your health and even life. I cannot stress that enough. If you don’t think your condition is life threatening, you can likely be safely seen at an urgent care center. What ultimately will determine the quality of care is the health provider who you will see, the ancillary staff assisting your care, and the services that are available to make the diagnosis. Unfortunately, there are currently no specific regulations as to what an urgent care center really is or what services are delivered. In essence, there is no consistency. Some urgent care centers are staffed by emergency physicians, primary care physicians, internists, and family physicians. Many family practice offices provide “urgent care services” that are essentially after-hours office visits. The question is what additional diagnostic services will be available?



Health Care An emergency physician has the necessary training to quickly decide if you as the patient have underestimated your illness. Perhaps that feeling of indigestion is actually a heart attack, perhaps that feeling of constipation is actually appendicitis, diverticulitis, or even an ectopic pregnancy, or another serious surgical emergency. For emergency physicians this automatic determination of severity of illness, or what we call triage, is second nature. To further make the diagnosis, the emergency physician will quickly deploy available diagnostic tools, such as EKG, labs, x-ray, and even a CT scan (if readily available). The ancillary staff that takes care of you is also very important. Who will take your x-ray? Is this person licensed by the state? Will appropriate shielding precautions be made? Is a radiologist immediately available to help read an x-ray? Do the staff members seeing you have extensive experience in urgent care or the emergency department? These essential elements are very important to proper delivery of urgent care services.

referral to a specialist if the diagnosis is less clear or if you need more specialized care. Bottom line, if possible, seek out an urgent care center that is staffed by board certified emergency physicians. This center will likely be an extension of their natural work place. Make sure that ancillary services (labs, EKG, x-ray) are available. Get recommendations and call ahead if you can. You will rarely be wrong with such a choice.

In terms of medical specialty, the practice of urgent care is a natural extension for emergency physicians.

Your visit to an urgent care center should result in a rapid diagnosis, stabilization of any injury, treating the underlying condition that caused you to present in the first place, and a

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FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

Main Campus; 400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 General Information 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700 Emergency Room 240-566-3500 TTY: 240-566-3592 Patient Information 240-566-3380 The BirthPlace 240-566-3300 Volunteer Services 240-566-3567 FMH Immediate Care at Oak Street

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

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

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

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

FMH Diabetes Center

FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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

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

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

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

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Rose Hill

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

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

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

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

FMH Psychiatric Services

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




Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

9909 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-864-6000

The Gettysburg Hospital

147 Gettys Street Gettysburg, PA 17325 717-334-2121

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239 410-532-8000 Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Carroll County General Hospital

200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000

6701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204 443-849-2000

Children’s National Medical Center

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

Holy Cross Hospital

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000

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

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

Frederick Surgical Center

Mercy Medical Center

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

915 Toll House Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 301-694-3400

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Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

14901 Broschart Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-4500 Saint Agnes Hospital

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3990 Washington Adventist Hospital

7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600

Washington County Hospital Association

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

Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-877-7000

in the community•county senior history living

senior living

meals on wheels is more than a meal

By Kitty L. Devilbiss Community Services Manager, Frederick County Department of Aging

The Department of Aging has over 150 registered volunteers delivering meals each week day, on one of 18 routes in Frederick city, Walkersville, Woodsboro, Emmitsburg and the greater northern Frederick County area, Brunswick, and Urbana. Families, friends and neighbors have been delivering food baskets and cooking meals as long as there have been communities with homebound, sick or recovering people residing within. Meals on Wheels originated in England during World War II as relief workers transported prepared meals to the elderly, injured and others displaced during the Blitz. The program was replicated in the United States in 1954 when a Philadelphia community center established a meal delivery program for homebound elderly and shut-ins to assure they received at least one hot meal each day. Meals on Wheels of Frederick County was founded by Church Women United under the guidance of Patricia Throne, first director of the Department of Aging, soon after the Older

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Pictured: MoW Volunteer Burt Shauver (left) delivered a balloon, along with regular meals, to MoW recipient Margaret Reagan (right) on her 100th birthday. Ms. Reagan celebrated her 102nd birthday last month and still lives independently with the support of daily visits and meals from Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Americans Act was passed by congress. The Frederick County Department of Aging assumed responsibility for the service in the late 1990’s. By 2012, over 51,000 meals were being delivered to two hundred twenty-seven clients annually. Even though meals are purchased from local vendors such as Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center, Homewood at Crumland Farms, The Frederick County Adult Detention Center and Business Food Solutions, the Meals on Wheels program still relies heavily on the community for support. Frederick County continues the tradition of volunteers deliver a meal along with a friendly smile and greeting to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities each day. The Department

senior living of Aging has more than 150 registered volunteers delivering meals each week day, on one of 18 routes in Frederick City, Walkersville, Woodsboro, Emmitsburg and the greater northern Frederick County area, Brunswick, and Urbana. Routes are planned so deliveries can be accomplished in about an hour. Volunteers receive training before assuming delivery responsibilities, in addition to periodic training opportunities throughout the year. Volunteers must have reliable transportation, and be at least 18 years old. Volunteers younger than 18 are welcome to accompany a parent or guardian on delivery routes. Most volunteers choose to deliver a weekly route to the same people, while others prefer the variety of substituting for fellow volunteers. No matter which route, or how often; volunteers routinely report the benefits of delivering meals are far greater than their initial gift of time and gas. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop caring relationships with older adults who have a variety of life experiences to share. Meals on Wheels recipients are generally senior citizens who need just a little support in order to remain safely and successfully

at home. Often Meals on Wheels is the only service they need, but Meals on Wheels staff is prepared and able to make referrals for additional services and benefits when necessary. Meals on Wheels is not free. It costs about $50 per week to provide one person with two meals per day, Monday through Friday. The Department of Aging encourages recipients to contribute financially as they are able toward that cost, but no senior citizen is denied meals due to his or her inability to make a contribution. While the Department of Aging does receive federal, state and county funding, generous donations from the community are welcome to supplement meal costs for seniors.

For additional information about Meals on Wheels, volunteer opportunities or donation options; please contact the Department of Aging Meals on Wheels program at 301.600.3524 or visit the website at


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Photos courtesy of TransIT Services of Frederick County

Annual Bike to Work Day by Margie Weaver

Bike to Work Day was originated by the League of American Bicyclists ( in 1956 and is a part of Biketo-Work Week, which is in turn part of National Bike Month. Bike to Work Day has grown into a large event with thousands of bicyclists taking to the streets nationwide in an effort to get commuters to try bicycling as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone. In the Metropolitan Washington region, Bike to Work Day began as a small group of a few hundred in 2001 to more than 12,000 participants in 2012. In Frederick and all of the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, Bike to Work Day is scheduled for Friday, May 17. Frederick is now a nationally recognized bronze-level Bike Friendly Community, listed on the League of American Bicyclists’ website. 52 SPRING 2013

Frederick’s “Pit Stop” on Bike to Work Day will be staged at the Frederick Transit Center (MARC Station) on East Street from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. There, cyclists can gather before or during their ride to enjoy a free breakfast, giveaways, and raffles, including a chance to win a new bike donated by The Bicycle Escape. Many other Frederick businesses donate coffee, refreshments, and raffle items. Avid cyclist volunteers and staff from The City of Frederick, TransIT Services of Frederick County, Wells Fargo, Fort Detrick, Life Technologies, Frederick City Police and Frederick Memorial Hospital organize the route and make sure the participants have a safe and celebratory time.

transportation A “ceremonial” ride will span about 4.4 miles, starting at Hood College’s Alumnae Hall at 6:45 a.m., swinging by City Hall to pick up Frederick Mayor Randy McClement and others before continuing on to the Pit Stop. While it isn’t required that riders participate in the ceremonial ride, some people feel more willing to try commuting by bicycle if they can do it with a few hundred friends! For those commuting locally, TransIT offers free rides to cyclists on Bike to Work Day. All TransIT buses are equipped with an easy to load bike rack. Cycle to a bus stop, load your bike on the bus and your bus ride is free! It takes less than a minute to unload a bicycle from the bus rack upon disembarking. TransIT riders can then cycle the rest of the way to their destinations. Bike To Work Day is a “gateway event,” meaning that if cyclists have a positive experience, they may ride their bikes to work more often, especially in the nicer weather. Cycling saves money (buying and maintaining a bike costs far less than buying and maintaining a car), helps folks get in or stay in shape, and eliminates the need for costly gym memberships.

additional information All registered participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and water bottle. To register, visit

Public Transit

TransIT’s Connector routes operate in Frederick City and urbanized areas of Frederick County serving medical, employment, education, and shopping centers. These routes operate MondayFriday from approximately 5:40AM to 9:30PM (9:45PM on Fridays) and from 7:30AM to 9:45PM on Saturday. Fares are $1.10 each way for all routes except the Frederick-Emmitsburg route which is $1.25. Seniors and disabled citizens may ride for half price. Ten-trip tickets and monthly passes are available and there are discounts for seniors and students. 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. 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.



transportation Commuter Services

MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

MARC train to Washington, DC

Frederick MARC Train Schedule The trains run Monday-Friday, departing Frederick three times in the morning and returning three times in the evening. Link to the MTA Train site for train info: marc Trains depart from two stations: Departing: Downtown Monocacy (East Street extended) (Riverview Plaza) 5:12AM

5:18AM 6:05AM 6:11AM 7:10AM 7:16AM Returning: Downtown


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

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, 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 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 5:14PM 6:58PM 24 hours a day, access the website 6:50PM 8:07PM at 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: Meet-the-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.

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Local and Regional Airports Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore, MD 21240 toll free: 1-800-435-9294 Frederick Municipal Airport

111 Airport Drive East Frederick, MD 21701 301-600-2262 Hagerstown Regional Airport

Hagerstown, MD 21742 240-313-2777 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Sterling, VA 20041 703-572-2700 Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration Customer Assistance Operators

toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA License, Emissions, Vehicle Registration Information

Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM Saturday: 8AM-1PM TDD (Hearing Impaired)

toll free: 1-800-492-4575 Out of State

301-729-4550 Local MVA Branch Office Full Service: Frederick County

1601 Bowman’s Farm Road Frederick, MD 21701 toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA Monday through Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Full Services) Saturday: 8:30AM-12:00PM (Driver License Services Only) Closed State Holidays Vehicle Registration and Tags

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

arts & leisure

in the community•county history

arts & leisure

Celebrate spring by going

‘Beyond the Garden Gates’ By Jen Martin Discover what lies beyond the charming gates and hedges of downtown Frederick’s homes during the annual Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, set for 1 to 5 p.m., on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. The 2013 tour will feature 11 gardens for participants to explore and enjoy. All of the gardens are located in the vicinity of downtown Frederick. Many are within walking distance of each other. Homes that will inspire gardeners on this year’s tour include: • Malcolm Bohlayer & Gerard Mulcahy – 104 Clarke Place • John C. Connors and John C. Myers – 15 Mount Olivet Boulevard • Gilbert and Barbara Early – 221 South Market Street 56 SPRING 2013

• Kevin and Nazgol Fearnow – 118 West 3rd Street • Frank and Lisa Grimaudo – 219 South Market Street • Tal and Patti Hart – 314 Rockwell Terrace • Lauren Kremers – 248 East 3rd Street • Larry and Mary Marsh – 327 Lindbergh Avenue • Jeff and Ellen Roehl – 109 East 3rd Street • Rachel and Bob Toft – 207 Magnolia Avenue • Kecia and Tom Wherry – 611 West 2nd Street Several fascinating public gardens will also be included on the 2013 tour, including the South Frederick Arboretum and Carroll Creek Linear Park.

arts & leisure

The 2013 tour will feature 11 gardens for participants to explore and enjoy. All of the gardens are located in the vicinity of downtown Frederick. Many are within walking distance of each other. Part of Frederick County Public Schools property, the South Frederick Arboretum is a 2-acre parcel planted entirely with “native species” that can be found growing throughout Frederick County. The arboretum is located at 210 Madison Street.

For more information on any of these events, call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-2489 or visit www.

Carroll Creek Linear Park will be alive with color during the tour as organizers of “Color on the Creek” plan to plant 120 pots of tropical lilies and bog plants in the creek. “Color on the Creek“ is a community-based project that aims to improve the aesthetics and water quality of Carroll Creek through the introduction of aquatic plants. The surface foliage of 900 lilies, lotus and bog plants will shade and cool the water, helping to limit the frequent algae blooms seen in summer months. Colorful day and night blooming varieties will be installed to bloom from May through October. In addition to taking in the sights and scents of the gardens, guests are encouraged to take time to meet the plein air artists working in many spaces. Their visions of the gardens will come alive on canvas right before visitors’ eyes. Tickets for the tour, which is held rain or shine, are $20 in advance and $25 on the days of the tour. Tickets are available for purchase now; for sales locations, or to purchase tickets online, visit Proceeds from the tour support two worthy causes. Half of the funds will be allocated to The Garden Club of Frederick to assist in supporting community beautification projects. The remaining balance benefits Celebrate Frederick. The Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour is a project of Celebrate Frederick, a private, nonprofit corporation working in partnership with The City of Frederick to plan and implement special events and activities to offer the community a shared cultural experience. In addition to the Garden Tour, Celebrate Frederick coordinates the following six annual events: Summer Concert Series, Summerfest Family Theatre, Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration, In The Street, Up The Creek, and The Holidays in Historic Frederick. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


Cheese & Wine Pairing

12-6pm. Enjoy live music, tastings, guided tours, fine arts and crafts, and great food!

“French Fare”





“Summer Sangria”

A Latin-inspired Pairing

njoy a delicious wine and food pairing event this spring at Linganore Winecellars! And don’t miss our Spring Music Festivals on the Winery grounds. Clip out this ad as a reminder, and visit for complete festival details! 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-831-5889 / 410-795-6432 Visit us on Facebook!

12-6pm. Enjoy live music, tastings, guided tours, fine arts and crafts, and great food!

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Festa Italiana Proceeds Benefit

Fun for all ages!


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Farms •‘Festa 05.25.13Italiana’ Plans set Crumland for inaugural in Frederick!

Kids Under Two Are Free

Live Entertainment • Kids Activities • Authentic Italian Food

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County recently announced plans for the inaugural Festa Italiana Frederick, set for May 25, at Crumland Farms in Frederick. The festival will feature a variety of homemade Italian food, desserts and beverages, a wine and beer garden, musical entertainment, a Spaghetti Sauce Cook-Off, children’s activities, as well as contests for all ages. Festa Italiana Frederick will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is $5 for anyone age 6 and older. Children 5 and younger will be admitted for free. The festival food committee will prepare most items from scratch. Planned entrées include homemade lasagna and fettuccine alfredo, Italian sausage sandwiches, and fresh pizza by Papa Murphy’s. Italian desserts such as tiramisu and cannoli, as well as Rita’s Italian Ice, also be served. The wine garden will feature a variety of Italian wines, beer and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Award will also be given. An application to participate is posted on the event website, at Crafts and a “Top your Own Spaghetti Tent” will be offered for children. In the tent, kids may build a unique pasta creation topped with a variety of fixings such as gummy bears or chocolate. A soccer shoot-out will also be offered. Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry, which invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

For more information, about Habitat for Humanity, go to or call 301-698-2449.

A Spaghetti Sauce Cook-Off is also planned for those who want to share their most outstanding, home-made original sauce that is award-worthy. Anyone who loves to cook may enter the judged competition for prizes; a People’s Choice



arts & Leisure 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



Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department


301-600-1492 (City, G9)

Washington Monument State Park

Frederick County Parks and Recreation

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

301-600-1646 (City, I9)

301-739-4200 (County, G3)


National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park

301-698-0630 (City, G11)

Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

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


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

Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum

301-293-2215 (County, J9)

Girl Scouts

Shenandoah National Park

The Frederick County Historical Society

Middletown Rec Center

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500 STATE PARKS

Reservations: 1-888-432-CAMP (2267) Big Run State Park

301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

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

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

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

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

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

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

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park


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301-663-1188 (City, I9)

240-566-0222 (County, E11)

Brunswick Railroad Museum

Oakdale Rec Center

301-834-7100(County, C14)

301-600-1359 (County, J11)

George Alfred Townsend Museum

Skate Frederick


301-662-7362 (County, I10)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Tuscarora Rec Center

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

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1)

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

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

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

SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED Baltimore Chapter-Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports [BARS]


301-663-7880 (City, E13)

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating



Adventure Park USA

Disabled Sports USA

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

301-739-1211 Catoctin Rec Center

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

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

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

301-865-1769 (County, K11)

301-217-0960 Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

410-825-5359 LINKS TO AREA SPORTS If you coach a sport you’d like to see listed in future Guides, please email If you see an error or note a change in any of the listings above, please update us ASAP. Thanks!


Coming Soon! Jim Brickman In Concert

Terry Gross

Colin Powell

The Klezmatics

Friday, April 26 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 13 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29 – 9:00 p.m.

Scan this code with your smartphone & get your tickets now!

Visit for a full listing of events. 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701 301.600.2828 •

Calendar A P R I L The First Saturday of Every Month

April 13, May 11, June 22

Shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late and offer special activities, live music, and more. Visit Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for each month’s theme. Time: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or



Fish for over 15,000 in cash and prizes in the most exclusive private lake in the area. Time: 6:30am-2:30pm Location: Lake Royer, Lake Royer Dr. Cascade Contact: 301-241-5085 or

Ride in vintage 1920’s passenger cars or an open flatcar as your rail excursion runs out into picturesque farm country. Time: 11am and 2pm Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville 21793 Contact: 301-898-0899 or

First and Third Sunday of Every Month

Every Friday, May–October


May 4, June 1


City Carrilloneur John Widman performs. Time: 12:30-1pm Location: Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-846-4781

Watch the sunset over the vineyard with a glass of wine as local songwriters and instrumentalists perform. Farmers market Time: 3-7pm, music 6-9 pm Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd. Contact: 410-775-2513 or

Enjoy a 4 course meal in an elegant dining car with the soothing sounds of live piano music. Time: 6-8pm Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville 21793 Contact: 301-898-0899 or



Every Friday through December


Enjoy live music along with your favorite Black Ankle wines. Time: 6-9pm Location: Black Ankle Vineyards, 14463 Black Ankle Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-829-3338 or

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Every Saturday and Sunday, May–October


Enjoy wine tastings while listening to local songwriters and instrumentalists. Time: 3-5pm Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd. Contact: 410-775-2513 or

Every Saturday May–September

Every Thursday, May 16-September 5 ALIVE @ FIVE

Outdoor happy hour event featuring live music, local beverages, and prizes. Time: 5-8pm Location: Downtown Frederick, Carroll Creek Amphitheater Contact: 301-698-8118 or

of events A P R I L May 18, June 15


Adults may enjoy an elegant meal along with an interactive murder mystery. Time: 6-8pm Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15

April 3

A free children’s entertainment series held at the Baker Park Bandshell. Time: 10:30am. Location: Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844 or

Neeley, this time without the robe, will feature selections from Hair, Tommy, Sgt Pepper’s, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or


Throughout Spring & Summer May 25, June 22


Guided kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. Time: 6pm-9pm Location: River & Trail Outfitters, 604 Valley Rd. Knoxville Contact: 301-695-5177 or

Location: 5 Willowdale Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoff Mainstage: Fri, Sat, and select Sun March 22-June 1: “9 to 5 – The Musical” June 14 – August 24: “Legally Blonde” Children’s Theater: Sat and select Sun April 6 – July 28: Disney’s “Cinderella”

June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25




A free Sunday evening music concert series held at the Baker Park Bandshell. Time: 7pm Location: Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844 or

Throughout Spring & Summer Location: 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or Mainstage: Thu-Sun April 4-28: “Finally Heard: Feminine Heros of an Uncivil War” May 16 – June 9: “Pickle My Monkey” An Original Production Children’s Theater: Sat and select Sun April 13 – May 5: “My Monster & Me” May 25 – June 16: “Daytona McKane and the Quest for the Golden Mole” April 13, 20, May 25 10:30pm; May 3, 4, June 14, 15 9pm: The Comedy Pigs – Comedy Improv Troupe


April 5-7


25th season opener vs Salem Red Sox. Time: Fri 6pm, Sat-Sun 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

April 6


Create four different art projects while exploring the popular Japanese holiday, Children’s Day. Time: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656 or



Calendar of events

A P R I L April 6


A discussion about wine styles and varietals, then a blind taste test to attempt to guess which varietal is which. Time: 2-4pm Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 or

April 6


America’s premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, breathes new life into the legendary rocker’s music. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or

April 6

Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S Seton Ave. Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606 or

April 7


Enjoy local homemade ice cream and bring your favorite games to play with friends and family. Time: Sun 2pm Location: Thorpewood, 12805A Mink Farm Rd. Thurmont Contact: 301-271-2823 or

April 9-11


vs Winston-Salem Dash. Time: Tue-Thu, 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or


Tours, hands-on activities, living history interpretations, and Passport to History program with prize incentives. Time: 10am-4pm Location: Various sites throughout Frederick County. Start at the Frederick Visitor’s Center, 151 S East St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-4047 or

April 7


Handbell groups from across the region will come together for this unique concert, which willl feature an original piece entitled, “An American Pastiche”, written by Amber Ion to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. Time: 5pm

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April 11


Will Allen, co-author of “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities” will discuss and sign his book. Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1629 or

April 12


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs music by Mozart, Britten, Holst, and Dvorak. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 410-783-8021 or

April 13


The world-famous bluegrass band with local roots. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-4047 or

April 15-17


vs Lynchburg Hillcats Time: Mon, Tues, & Wed 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

April 20


Festival highlights international origins of FCC students. Costumes, exhibits, artifacts, posters, performances, and crafts. Time: 5:30-8:30pm Location: Frederick Community College, Cougar Grille, 7932 Oppossumtown Pk. Frederick Contact: 301-624-2834 or

Calendar of events

M A Y April 20

April 26-28

April 27

Black-tie event featuring a dance competition with couples chosen for their leadership in the community. Time: 7-11pm Location: Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 5400 Holiday Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-696-0315 or

vs Carolina Mudcats. FIREWORKS Time: Fri. Fri 7pm, Sat-Sun 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

Ranger led interpretive wildflower walk. Time: 11am Location: Catoctin Mountain Park, Owen Creek Picnic Area, 6602 Foxville Rd. Thurmont Contact: 301-663-9388 or


April 20


Gail Stephens, author of Shadow of Shiloh, will talk about the Battle of Chancelorsville in which General Jubal Early played a critical role. Time: 1:30pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pk. Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or

April 20


Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or

April 26


A solo piano artist who defies comparison, blending romance and music for an unforgettable concert experience. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or


April 27



April 27 & 28

Hands-on activities and entertainment for children and local early childhood programs and services on hand for parents. Time: 10am-3pm Location: Baker Park Bandshell, 121 N Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-662-4549 or


Celebrate Frederick’s agricultural heritage with music, hay rides, crafts, and more. Time: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1650 or

April 27

April 29-May 2

Come plain or fancy to Frederick’s biggest art party of the year! Time: 6:30-11pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St. Frederick 301-698-0656 or

vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Time: Mon-Wed 7pm, Thu 11am. Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

April 27

May 3-4



Guided hikes highlighting the tactics and troop movements that transpired in those areas on July 9, 1864. Time: 9am, 11:30am, 2pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pk. Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or


Equinox Dance Company Presents “Fine Tuned” Annual Spring Performance

Contemporary Dance Company collaborates with local musicians and artists! Time: Friday 8pm; Saturday 1pm & 8pm Location: Performance Arts Factory Theater, 244B South Jefferson St., Frederick Contact:



Calendar of events




May 4

May 10-13

Celebrate Hawaiian Lei Day by creating your own unique flower necklace and beautiful floral paintings in tempura and oil pastel. Time: 3-5pm Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656 or

vs Wilmington Blue Rocks; Fireworks Time: Fri-Sat. Fri 7pm, Sat 6pm, Sun 2pm, Mon 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or



May 11

May 11 & 12


New wines for the season, early garden plants, and heirloom tomatoes. Time: Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10-6pm Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 or


May 11 & 12

The 11th annual CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Frederick Running Festival. Time: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 7am-2pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 410-605-9381 or

Baked goods, homemade soaps, baskets, pottery, crocheted and sewn items, spring flowers. Time: 10am-4pm Location: Collier’s Log House, Village of Catoctin Furnace, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd. Thurmont Contact: 410-243-2626 or

Over 125 alpacas will be sheared and their fleece will be sorted and graded. Time: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm Location: Sugarloaf Alpaca Co, 1347 Buckeystown Pk. Adamstown Contact: 240-500-0007 or

May 4 & 5

May 11

May 4-5



Featured Music: Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96, Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, and D. 759 “Unfinished.” Time: Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm Location: International Community Church, 123 Byte Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-685-3585 or

May 9


General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, will share inspirational lessons and stories that have shaped his life and career. Time: 7:30-9pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1629 or

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Scottish Athletes, Celtic dancing, food, vendors, living history, dog exhibitions, pipe bands, and more. Time: 9am-6pm Location: Mt Airy Carnival Grounds, 1003 Twin Arch Rd. Mt Airy Contact: 301-846-0406 or

May 11


Dogs play, socialize, parade, and compete. Time: 10am-2pm Location: Utica District Park, 10200B Old Frederick Rd. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2983 or


May 12


See April 27

May 16-19


Celebrate Greek customs, food, and culture. Time: 11am-8pm Location: Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W 7th St. Frederick Contact: 301-663-0663 or

May 18 & 19


A tour of public and private gardens. Time: 1-5pm Location: Downtown Frederick, Hospitality Center, 101 N Court St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844 or

Calendar of events

M A Y May 18 & 19


Antique tractor pull, music, pie auction, crafts, games, and more. Time: 9am-4pm Location: Clover Dr & Green Valley Rd. Johnsville Contact: 410-775-0169

May 18 & 19


An old-fashioned street festival. Sat Time: 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Location: Historic Main Street, Mt. Airy Contact: 301-829-5466 or

May 18 & 19


Dogs compete in the long and high jump. Time: 8:30am-5pm Location: Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd. Adamstown Contact: 800-999-5459 or

May 18 & 19, May 25-27


Traveling Steam Engine Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126, a.k.a. Sadie, comes to visit. Time: 11am, 1pm, 3 pm Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or



May 21-23

May 25 & 26

vs Potomac Nationals. Time: Tue-Wed 7pm,Thur 11am Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or



May 24-26


vs Salem Red Sox. FIREWORKS after each game. Time: Fri 7pm, Sat-Sun 6pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

May 25


Italian food, activities, entertainment, exhibitors, and more. Time: 11am-6pm Location: Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd. Frederick Contact: 301-698-2449 or

May 25


Middletown celebrates Memorial Day with free ice cream, fun activities, a clown, a DJ,and a kid’s parade. Time: 11am-2pm Location: Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd. Middletown Contact: 301-371-6171 or


Caribbean music, wine, and art. Time: 11am-6pm Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889 or

May 25-27


A memorial flag display in honor of those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Monocacy. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 4801 Urbana Pk. Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or

June 1 & 2


See May 18

June 1 & 2


A free, juried Fine Arts and Craft Festival with over 100 visual artists from around the country. Time: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm Location: Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190 or

June 1 & 2


Free art activities and programs as part of the Frederick Festival of the Arts. Time: 12-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656 or



Calendar of events

J U N E June 2

June 8

June 13-16

A gathering of all British marques in one setting and the beauty of the water gardens. Time: 8am–4pm Location: Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd. Adamstown Contact: 401-775-0500 or

A picnic lunch with Everedy Teddy & Shabby Bear, face painting, crafts, pony rides, moon bounce, and entertainment. Time: 11am-2pm Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row, N East St. and E 2nd St. Frederick Contact:

vs Potomac Nationals. FIREWORKS Time: Fri-Sat. Thu-Fri 7pm, Sat 6pm, Sun 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

June 8

June 14 & 15

Susan Rosenvold, Superintendent of Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office, will highlight Ms. Barton’s career that spanned half a century. Time: 2-3pm Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-695-1864 or

An official CKBS BBQ competition and Backyard Grillers Competition. Time: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-7pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-829-2222 or


June 3-6


vs Lynchburg Hillcats. Time: Mon-Thu 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

June 5-30






June 15 & 16


All the usual farm fun, plus a scavenger hunt and free ice cream for all! Time: Wed-Fri 9:30am-2pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm Location: Green Meadows Petting Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Rd. Ijamsville Contact: 301-865-9203 or

June 8

June 8

June 13

Visit and learn about these beautiful old structures and their importance to agricultural heritage featuring barns in the Green Valley area. Time: Barn tour 10am-4pm; Art show 5-7pm Frederick County Contact: 301-668-6088 or frederickcountylandmarks


Terry Gross will share insights from her longstanding career as host of NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Time: 7:30-9pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1629 or

Music by Bernstein, Berlin/Ades, Irving Berlin. Time: 8pm Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Oppossumtown Pk. Frederick Contact: 301-685-3585 or


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The fastest mile you may ever run! Time: 4pm Location: Square Corner Park at Potomac St. Brunswick Contact: 301-834-5591 or


Jazz music, local artisans, wine tastings, and hay rides. Time: 10am-6pm Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd Mt. Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 or

June 15

Calendar of events

J U N E June 18-22

June 22

Juried artists paint Downtown Frederick and the outlying countryside! A private art collector’s party, Quick Draw contest, and public reception round out the festivities. Time: Times vary by date. Location: Throughout Frederick County Contact: 301-662-4190 or

Stroll through the gardens while listening to live music. Time: 6-9pm Location: Surreybrooke Garden, 8537 Hollow Rd. Middletown Contact: 301-676-8263 or


June 20


The Quintet opens the College’s annual music festival. Time: 7:30pm Location: Hood College, Rosenstock Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave. Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or

June 21 & 22


National Camaro show with 50 classes of judging. Time: 8am-4pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 610-921-3721 or

June 21-23


vs Myrtle Beach Pelicans. FIREWORKS after each game. Time: Fri 7pm, Sat-Sun 6pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or


June 22


Annual celebration of music and art. Crafters, special guests, and other amusements throughout the day. Time: 12-6pm Location: Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1629 or

June 22 & 23


Hit music from the 70’s–90’s, wine, and art. Time: 11am-6pm Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889 or

June 22 & 23


Alpaca babies are on display as they chase and romp across the pasture. Time: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm Location: Sugarloaf Alpaca Co, 1347 Buckeystown Pk. Adamstown Contact: 240-500-0007 or

June 22


Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick and a beer tasting at Barley & Hops grill and microbrewery.

Time: 10am-4pm Location: Barley and Hops, 5473 Urbana Pk. Frederick Contact: 301-695-5177 or

June 27


Wayne Wold, organist, is the featured performer. Time: 7:30pm Location: Hood College, Rosenstock Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave. Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or

June 28 & 29


Regional and statewide premieres of independent films. Time: Fri 7pm, Sat 12pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or

June 28-30


vs Winston-Salem Dash. FIREWORKS all weekend after the game. Time: Fri 7pm, Sat-Sun 6pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick 21703 Contact: 877-846-5397 or

June 29


A scenic paddling tour and visit to a historic distillery to taste artisan fruit cordials. Time: 11am-6pm Location: River & Trail Outfitters, 604 Valley Rd. Knoxville Contact: 301-695-5177 or



town offices & services

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 many city-sponsored recreation events throughout the year!


Post offices

Karin B. Tome

Brunswick Post Office


315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

5,870 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 city Hall

Jefferson Post Office

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

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

1 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 301-834-7500

Town Park

Police Department


301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff


Brunswick City Park


Brunswick Swimming Pool


Faith Assembly of God

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

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

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

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

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

Super Fresh

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


40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895

New Hope United Methodist Church

Volunteer Ambulance

Local Newspaper

Volunteer Fire Department


Grocery Store

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Libraries

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


CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

720 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-8767

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290






St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

Catholic Church Road, Petersville 301-834-9185 St. Paul Lutheran Church

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Brunswick Little League

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA) Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select

Cross Country

Jefferson, Burkittsville, Point of Rocks, and Pleasant Valley, Washington County regions 301-834-8045 email: Football

Brunswick Junior Railroaders

BURKITTSVILLE Source: 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.


Debby Burgoyne Population

151 as of 2010 Census

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code


Post Office

Town Office

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

500 E. Main Street, Burkittsville Phone and fax: 301-834-6780



CHURCHES St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

5 E. Main Street, Burkittsville 301-834-9866 Youth SPORTS Town youth typically join teams from nearby Middletown or Brunswick. Some find appropriate placement on Frederick City or County teams. Check the information listings under “youth sports” in these neighboring towns for sign-up information.


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!


Post Office

Donald N. Briggs

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

301-447-3110 email:

Town ParkS



2,814 as of 2010 Census

Community Park

Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

300 A S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-600-6300

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL

Frederick County Sheriff

Professional Association (EBPA)

Emmitsburg Pool

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



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

Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

Business and Professional Association Emmitsburg Business and

Emmitsburg Senior Center


Youth Sports

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




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

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company


6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

110 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-600-1630


65,239 as of 2010 Census 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


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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office


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


Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484


Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office


United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal




6061 Spring Ridge Parkway, Frederick 301-600-9330 79 S. Market Street, Frederick 301-600-1711 United/Westview Fire Station

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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



301-663-5666 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


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


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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200


Kingsbrook Crossing, Frederick 301-698-9411 3530 Sugarloaf Parkway, Urbana 301.874.1200 Giant Eagle

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

Beth Sholom Congregation

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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

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

PO Box 1424, Frederick 301-694-3107 Baptist Ambassador Baptist Church

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

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283

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

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

Super Fresh

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

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


2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church


10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100

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

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

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

First Baptist Church of Frederick

First Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347





Christian Science


Church of Christ

All Saints Episcopal Church

Victory Baptist Church

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

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

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153

First Church of Christ Scientist

Church of the Transfiguration


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

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Jefferson United Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505


201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262


Church of God

Tibetan Meditation Center

Edgewood First Church of God

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

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

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

Maranatha Church of God


123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

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

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741


Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Parkway Community Church


Emmanuel Alliance Church

Full Gospel First Love Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

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

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

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

Emmanuel Bible Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737 76


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

Good News Presbyterian Church

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

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ


Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550

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

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

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

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

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

SURE Fellowship Church

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

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

Presbyterian Reformed

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Unity in Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

7648 Fingerboard Road, Frederick 301-874-1166 Jackson United Methodist Church

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

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Grace United Church of Christ

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303

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

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

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

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

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

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





Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589 Frederick Academy of Self-Defense


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

Frederick City Recreation Department


Golden Knights Karate





Kreimer’s Karate


Martial Arts USA

Frederick Gymnastics Club


301-695-9414 Karate


Super Sport Karate


Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick Frederick Soccer Club

301-696-9398 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Volleyball

American Karate Academy

Frederick City Recreation (Adults)


301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center



(subsection of Frederick City)

Source: 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 provides detailed information about this unique region, combining long established homes with newly developed communities.

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

9020 Amelung Street, Frederick 301-600-7000 Urbana Senior Center

301-600-7020 Community Agency School Services (CASS) Urbana High School

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658



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

Baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer.

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

(ages 5 - 18) email: Urbana Lacrosse

email: Urbana Soccer Association



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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

4,136 as of 2010 Census


Postal Zip Code


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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

31 W. Main Street, Middletown 301-371-6171 fax: 301-371-6474 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


The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300 The Middletown Valley Citizen


7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown 301-473-4800 Jefferson United Church of Christ

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262 Jefferson United Methodist Church

3882 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-4022 Locust Valley Bible Church

1323 Marker Road, Middletown 301-371-7476 Middletown United Methodist

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

P.O. Box 33, Middletown CHURCHES Christ Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

7108 Fern Circle, Middletown 301-371-5550 Pleasant View Church of the Brethren

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

301-371-3344 Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA)





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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

9,288 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

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

110 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-1424 fax: 301-829-1259 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


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

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

1001 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1071 26075 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-9787 Local Newspapers Mount Airy Courier Gazette

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger


as a network for individual business owners. Most member businesses are locally owned and operated. 301-829-5426 CHURCHES Bethesda United Methodist Church

328 Klee Mill Road, Mt. Airy 301-253-3222 Calvary United Methodist Church

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

703 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-5443 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

27 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1904 Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God

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

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

Post Office

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



The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is proactive in assisting business owners in their mission to succeed and grow to their fullest potential. Chamber officials offer information to local businesses and serve

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy




Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

27015 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-3000 Montgomery United Methodist Church 28325 Kemptown Road,


Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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

Mount Airy Presbyterian

West Falls Christian Community Church

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

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Youth Sports


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

Mount Airy Baptist Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

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

Four County Little League Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball) Lodge/1501 Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA)



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

Wayne Creadick Population

1,626 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

1 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1180 Town Parks Doub’s Meadow Park

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

PO Box 295 301 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-4281 fax: 301-293-3080

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff


308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company


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

The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

CHURCHES Church of the Saviour

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

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

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

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

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

Route 40, Myersville 301-293-1335 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE




Myersville Church of the Brethren

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

400 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2979 Youth Sports

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

PO Box 195, Myersville 301-293-3115

Myersville Junior Baseball League

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

new market Source: 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


Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion


656 as of 2010 Census (on Maryland State website)

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

Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

39 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-5544 fax: 301-865-5638

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

PO Box 465, New Market 301-865-8877 Dorsey’s Chapel United Methodist Church

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 New Market District Fire Co.

301-865-5700 Post Offices

168 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-3333 4411 Green Valley Road, Monrovia 301-865-5432 82


11402 Ridge Lane, Monrovia 301-865-5566 Grace Episcopal 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

Monocacy Valley Church

9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville 301-865-9100 New Market United Methodist Church

Route 874 & North Alley, New Market 301-865-3530 St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville 301-695-8845 Youth Sports Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)


rosemont Source: 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

Thomas Watson

Volunteer Fire Department


294 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Lions Merryland Park


3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944


Town Park

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

Thurmont Source: 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.”


Martin A. Burns Population

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

10 Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-271-7313 fax: 301-271-2155

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226





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


CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League


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

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,800 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

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

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 84


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

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





207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544


Creamery Park

Brethren in Christ

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

Calvary Assembly of God

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Faith Community Mennonite Church

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

19 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-4600 St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church

8651 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-845-8025 United Methodist Church

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

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

Heritage Farm Park

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ


Devilbiss Bridge Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500 Walkersville Community Park

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

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC) Walkersville Baseball Association

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

Woodsboro Source: 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

1,141 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company


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





Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chapel Lutheran Church


10601 Daysville Road, Frederick 301-845-2332

Libertytown Post Office

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

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

St. John’s United Church of Christ

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

101 S. Main Street, Woodsboro 301-845-4533 YOUTH SPORTS Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

PO Box 303, Woodsboro

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council

Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

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