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Wondering About Wandering

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Area Gardens Provide a Window to the Past

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People Giving Back

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Family History: Link to the Past, Bridge to the Future: Geneology Series Part 2

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HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

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Is The Real Estate Market Looking Up?

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BUSINESS & INSURANCE

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Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time

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Celebrating a Century

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

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F CPS Launches Highly Able Learner Program

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Frederick Regional Health System: Growing with Our Community

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SENIOR LIVING

56 Spring Into Physical Fitness

59 TRANSPORTATION 60  H it the Trail at Ballenger Creek

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ARTS & LEISURE

65  R ace to Save West Brunswick Tower: 5K for Maryland Railroad Landmark 68

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Calendar of Events

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79 Brunswick 80 Burkittsville 81 Emmitsburg 82

Frederick City

86 Urbana 87 Middletown 88

Mount Airy

89 Myersville 90

New Market

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IN THE COMMUNITY

Wondering About Wandering

By: Aaron Notarianni Stephens, Assistant Director, The Arc of Frederick County

A recent episode of the NBC television series Parenthood focused on the Braverman family searching the city for their preteen son, Max, who had left the family home unannounced. What made his unsupervised exodus particularly worrisome for the family was that Max has Asperger’s syndrome, a developmental disability categorized as an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, affecting an estimated one in every 110 births. Many people with autism can be characterized as having impaired social interactions and deficits in expressive and receptive communication skills. A lack of social judgment can make it difficult for a child with autism to understand danger or to know who to go to in a situation in which he or she has wandered away from a trustworthy adult.

Frederick County is taking a proactive approach to supporting the safety of people with autism and other disabilities. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office participates in the Project Lifesaver program. Project Lifesaver International provides rapid response to quickly locate missing program participants. Each person enrolled in Project Lifesaver wears a small transmitter, which transmits a signal on a set frequency. When needed, the transmitter can be tracked using specialized equipment located at the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick and Thurmont Police Departments. Specially trained Frederick County law enforcement and Community Assistance Patrol personnel use the equipment to locate the missing person. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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IN THE COMMUNITY “I am so grateful that the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department has Project Lifesaver,” says Shawna Capotosto, president of the Frederick County chapter of the Autism Society of America. “For many parents who have a child on the autism spectrum [who] wanders, Project Lifesaver offers peace of mind.” According to the organization’s website, Project Lifesaver has performed 2,493 searches throughout the world in the last 11 years. No serious injuries or fatalities were ever reported. In addition to supporting communities with technology, Project Lifesaver International provides outreach programs to educate community members about the issue of wandering, trains rescuers on effective communication practices, and works toward developing public policies related to emergency response. Proactive family planning also aids in quick response to locate a missing person. Family members, places of worship, camps, and other organizations can receive materials from resources such as the Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response and Education (AWAARE) Collaboration to create a Family Wandering Emergency Plan. This document is intended to be a quick reference tool in the event of an emergency. Developing the plan includes identifying people who will commit to searching for a child in the event of an emergency, creating a list of places a child likes to visit, and documenting critical information about the child that can be distributed to local law enforcement. Additional resources can be customized to aid child safety. Families might choose a necklace or bracelet that can be a quick reference to an adult who is trying to assist a lost child. Temporary tattoos with contact information can be designed and worn by a child when he or she is visiting a new and unfamiliar environment such as an amusement park, beach or shopping area. Safety aids can also incorporate style. Families can order customized silicone wristbands in a child’s favorite color and with his or her initials and a contact phone number. At the conclusion of the Parenthood episode, law enforcement located Max and reunited him with his family. While a happy ending is expected at the end of a television show, this might not always be the conclusion in real life. However, proactive planning and community awareness can greatly increase the chances of a wandering child being quickly found and unharmed. The Arc of Frederick County can help families and the community to promote the safety of children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Support coordinators from The

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Arc can connect families to a variety of resources and potential funding sources. The Arc also offers customized training on how to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in all areas of life, such as school, workplace, summer camps and recreational activities. For assistance from The Arc of Fredrick County, contact us at (301) 663-0909. Aaron is an assistant director at The Arc of Frederick County. He can be reached at astephens@arcfc.org. Local Resources: Autism Society of America;

autism-society.org; Exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Local Contact: info@asafrederickmd.org or 301-746-8080 Project Lifesaver International;

projectlifesaver.org; Helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander.

Local contact: Corporal Corey Borns at cborns@FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301 600-3934 The Arc of Frederick County;

arcfc.org; Provides advocacy, resources, and connections to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Local contact: (301) 663-0909 National Resources: Autism Now;

autismnow.org; Resources and information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, and for their families. Autism Safety Project;

autismsafetyproject.org; Provides first responders with information and guidelines for effective communication. Autism Speaks;

autismspeaks.org; Aims to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response and Education;

awaare.org; Works to prevent wandering incidents and wanderingrelated deaths within the autism community.


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

911 Poison Control

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

toll free: 1-800-424-8802

Hospice of Frederick County

240-566-3030 Missing Children Maryland

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

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

301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

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

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TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065

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GENERAL NUMBERS

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Frederick County Government Information

Tourism Council 301-600-2888

Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

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

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

301-600-2100

Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Citizen Services 301-600-1063

Frederick Police Department

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

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

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Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

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

301-600-2635

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

301-600-2464

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

Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline

Landfill Information 301-600-1848

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

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

301-663-0011 The ARC of Frederick County

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

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Area Gardens Provide a Window to the Past By: Michelle Kershner, Tourism Council of Frederick County Photo by: C. Kurt Holter, Tourism Council of Frederick County With scenic mountain views, vineyards, and pastoral farmlands, Frederick County is known for its natural beauty. But in addition to the area’s striking topography and large-scale growing endeavors, individuals and families have also cultivated the land on a smaller scale, both for enjoyment and sustenance. Today, visitors can tour three historic gardens that not only inspire the imagination with their beauty, but provide a window to the past on how gardens were an essential part of life. This spring, tour one of Frederick County’s historic gardens to improve your gardening skills, learn about the past, and simply enjoy the scenery.

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Rose Hill Manor

Rose Hill Manor—the retirement home of Thomas Johnson, Maryland’s first elected governor—serves as a hands-on history museum for children of all ages. The property features a manor house, icehouse, log cabin, blacksmith shop, carriage collection and two barns. It also features a large traditional garden that is used during tours and for educational purposes. Here, visitors learn not just about the role of gardens in the 18th and 19th centuries, but also about cooking techniques, food sources, and food preparation in early America. For more information, visit www.rosehillmuseum.com.


IN THE COMMUNITY Museum of Frederick County History

Located in downtown Frederick, the Museum of Frederick County History has a heritage garden on site. It features elegant period flower gardens bordered by handsome brick paths, an open grass area and a trellised arbor. The facility also includes a kitchen garden surrounded by picket and rustic locust fencing, as well as masonry benches. Special events and tours provide additional resources on traditional foods, heirloom gardening, seed preservation and more. For more information, visit www. hsfcinfo.org. Schifferstadt

Built around 1758, Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in the City of Frederick and among the best examples of early colonial German architecture in the country. On the grounds of this building is a large garden in the spot where the house’s original garden is believed to be located. Everything grown in the garden would have been familiar to early German settlers. Herbs, roots, traditional medicines, vegetables and vines all are grown there. It is enclosed by a picket fence and divided into four quadrants.

Each quadrant contains plants that make good companions, often because they help each other repel pests. During special events and tours, docents can give visitors an up-close look at the garden and answer questions. For more information, visit www. frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org. Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour – Saturday May 19-20, 2012

For the past twenty years, garden enthusiasts have attended Beyond the Garden Gates, a garden tour in downtown Frederick. During this special event each spring, visitors have the chance to explore the elegant, whimsical and inventive gardens nestled behind the gates of private Frederick homes. This tour showcases both traditional and contemporary gardens in Frederick’s historic district. Tickets can be purchased online at www. celebratefrederick.com or at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East Street, Frederick, MD. For more information about other great things to see and do in Frederick County, visit www.visitfrederick.org.

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People Giving Back

Communities that have a strong foundation of volunteerism and residents helping each other are the strongest and most successful. By acknowledging individuals who give their valuable time to support and give back to the community, whether in big or small ways, we hope we can show that their efforts matter. Joanne Baum, a longtime resident of Frederick County, is one of these people who gives her time in spite of a full life and busy schedule. We asked her some questions about where she spends her time in our community. Here is what she answered:

What organizations do you currently volunteer with?

Currently I am doing a lot of volunteer things with my church, Evangelical Lutheran, and with the Daughters of the American Revolution. Why did you choose those organizations?

Church for me is very social. It is where I connect with friends and family. In a large church, it takes many hands to keep things vibrant. I enjoy meeting new people, sharing and helping others.

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The DAR is more because of my love of history. My great aunt was very involved, and I really admired her. Frederick is full of history—both my family history and the exciting role Frederick has played in our nation. I want to make sure we preserve and celebrate what is so special here. Have you always volunteered? Or is this something you chose to do in your retirement?

I have always volunteered. Where I spend my time has changed over the years. When my children were young, I volunteered at their schools, 4-H and Scouts.


IN THE COMMUNITY Why do you feel it is important to volunteer?

I think everyone has something to share, some way to give back to our community. I think it is what makes Frederick a special place. So many people here are willing to put their time, money and talent to work to support each other and our community. What do you feel you get back from giving your time?

All the things people would say. It is fulfilling, and I get more than I give. I enjoy the excitement of new challenges and meeting new people. It keeps life exciting. What is the hardest thing you’ve had to do in your capacity as a volunteer?

Dealing with historic preservationists and government entities. I had no experience dealing with these people ever before in my life. I don’t mind public speaking, but it sure is a different matter when not everyone is on your side of a topic. What is the best thing that has ever happened to you as a volunteer?

Many of the projects I have worked on have expanded my thoughts and helped me tackle problems from different angles. If you had the power to do anything you wanted for your organization or for the people you serve, what would you do and why?

There is no one big thing… It is all the little things we do that count. Don’t just do one little thing and think, “Wow, I helped.” In order to make an impact you need to stick to it. I think it is the continued efforts of many people that make a difference in our community.

Joanne Baum

“It is fulfilling, and I get more than I give. I enjoy the excitement of new challenges and meeting new people. It keeps life exciting.”

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FREDERICK COUNTY HISTORY

Family History: Link to the Past, Bridge to the Future By: Rebecca Crago, The Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. In the first article in this series, you learned to start building your family tree with your own prior knowledge, then to move to your parents, grandparents, and any other relatives who might give you information about your ancestors. After you examine your personal resources, you might consider checking census records as a next step. The text of a census is released to the public after 72 years, so this April marks the full release of the 1940 census. However, this census is not yet indexed, and you must know the enumeration district where your relative lived to locate him or her.

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Before the first federal census in 1790, Maryland conducted two special censuses, in 1776 and 1778, which can be found at the Historical Society of Frederick County’s (HSFC) Frederick County Archives and Research Center. An important thing to remember when checking census records is that before 1850 only “heads of households” are listed by name. The 1850 census was the first that tracked all free inhabitants. The 1890 census almost completely burned in a fire, but a special index of Maryland Civil War veterans still exists.


FREDERICK COUNTY HISTORY Ancestry.com is another great source for census records. However, it’s important not to get too carried away on the site. You must remember that anyone with an account can create a family tree, so if the only record of a potential ancestor is from an Ancestry. com tree, you need to cross-check the information with primary records. You can use the library edition of Ancestry.com and other genealogical databases, such as Heritagequest.com, at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick with your library card. When you’ve established the existence of an ancestor through census records, you’ll want to know more about him or her. In genealogy, vital records of a person include details about that person’s birth, baptism, marriage (and divorce), death and burial. There are several types of records that include vital statistics, and most can be found in church and court archives. The State of Maryland did not start issuing birth and death certificates until 1898. Frederick County only issued them from 1865 to 1873. These are available at the Frederick County Courthouse. State-issued certificates can be requested through the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene’s Division of Vital Records and Statistics. Aside from these official records, the best documentation for births, baptisms and deaths comes from church records.

to marry before a congregation. Original licenses from 17781865 were lost, but an index to those marriages can be found at the Frederick County courthouse. The index was published by genealogist Margaret E. Myers and is also available at the HSFC Research Center. It tells who was married and when. The original licenses from 1866-1886 were also lost, but abstracts can be found at the courthouse. These records give the date of marriage, names, place, name of marrying official, age, color, residence, condition (bachelor, widow, etc.), occupation and date when the marriage was recorded. All the same information can be found on actual licenses, which are at the courthouse for marriages that occurred between 1887 and the present. Divorce information can be found in equity records at the courthouse. Now that you know the methodology for beginning genealogical research, look for the third article in this four-part series for advice on continuing to document your ancestry using vital and surrogate records, immigration records and more resources available at the HSFC’s Research Center. The Historical Society of Frederick County Archives and Research Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Original church records can usually be found by contacting the church itself, but several local pastoral records have been translated from Latin and German, transcribed and published. The HSFC Research Center holds many of these titles, including records from the Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed Churches, as well as from Brethren, Methodist, Episcopal, Catholic and Quaker churches. Aside from state, county and church records, death and burial records can be found from other sources, such as Names in Stone: 75,000 Cemetery Inscriptions from Frederick County Cemeteries by J. Holdcraft. While this is a good source to locate where an ancestor was buried, Holdcraft did not include Frederick County’s African American cemeteries. That project is currently in progress by local genealogist Larry Moore. Another published source is Frederick’s Other City: Mount Olivet Cemetery by Larry Bishop. This book lists notable persons buried at Mount Olivet— as well as Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans—and those who were exhumed and reinterred in national cemeteries. Marriage licenses were not required in Maryland until 1778. Until that time, most people were married using traditional banns, through a publication or pronouncement of the intention

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HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

Is The Real Estate Market Looking Up? By: Gloria Castle, President, Frederick County Association of REALTORS®

Gloria Castle, President, Frederick County Association of REALTORS®

Optimism always blooms in spring. And this year we are seeing plenty of positive signs in our local real estate market. Our sales statistics indicate that we are in a balanced market—meaning that the availability of and demand for homes are roughly matched—with a six-month supply of homes. Generally, this is a good, sustainable level of inventory and indicates a healthy real estate market.

We are seeing potential buyers excited and ready to take advantage of reasonable prices and low interest rates. The right moment to buy a home is now! Mortgage rates remain low, and homeownership is a sound investment at today’s prices. REALTORS® are working locally and nationally to fight for the rights of homeowners. We work to protect private property rights and to defend the mortgage interest deduction. HouseLogic.com is a free source of information and tools from the National Association of REALTORS® that can help you make smart and timely decisions about homeownership, home improvement, home maintenance and an array of related issues. As winter comes to a close and spring kicks into gear, the real estate market is similarly showing signs of fresh growth. Frederick

County is an ideal place to own a home, and both county realtors and the federal government offer a wealth of resources to make homeownership realistic in the coming months. If you are a homeowner and are struggling with payments, there are federal governmental efforts to help struggling homeowners. The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP)

is designed to help homeowners who want to refinance but may be struggling because the values of their homes have declined. The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

is a related government program designed to help homeowners lower monthly mortgage payments to 31% of verified monthly income. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a homeowner’s hotline to help answer questions

about these programs: 1-888-995-4673.

“We are seeing potential buyers excited and ready to take advantage of reasonable prices and low interest rates.” FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC-GAS Allegheny Power

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

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

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

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

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

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3199

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

Washington Gas-Frederick Division

Suburban Propane

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

Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service

GAS-PROPANE Aero Energy

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

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

Mt. Airy, MD 301-831-5551 OIL COMPANIES Aero Energy

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

Carroll Independent Fuel

Carroll Independent Fuel

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

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

Columbia Propane

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303

Ferrellgas

Damascus Fuel Company

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

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

Lee’s Gas Supply

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Penn Fuel Propane

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

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

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

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

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


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BUSINESS

Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time By: Julie Anderson, Frederick County Workforce Services Across the country—in Atlanta, Georgia; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C.—campaigns are underway to encourage businesses to grow their workforces and help boost the economy. Such a campaign has now come to Frederick. The rationale behind this evolving movement is: • If each business in our area were to hire just one person this year, the economic impact would be enormous. • Even if only a small portion of our businesses hired just one person this year, there would still be a significant and measurable impact on the local economy. (Economists assert that, on average, each new employee added to the workforce increases the U.S. GDP by $100,000.) • At the very least, by raising awareness that employers ARE hiring, we can create a shift in confidence — a positive momentum — that can begin to change the local economy and business environment for the better. (Increased consumer and investor confidence = increased spending and capital investment.) • Local employers who hire just one person are a part of the solution to reduce unemployment and our national deficit.

With support from its business-led Workforce Development Board, Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) decided to formally implement a localized version of this concept on behalf of Frederick County. As a result, the Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time initiative was born. This initiative represents a collaborative effort to get Frederick County citizens back to work, by encouraging businesses in our county to create and/or fill at least one new job in 2012. What partners are involved in this initiative? Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time is led by FCWS and the Frederick County Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, and Frederick County Office of Economic Development. The program is also championed by the Mayor’s Office and the Board of County Commissioners. What is the goal of this initiative? The goal of Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time is to encourage 1,000 of Frederick County’s approximately 8,500 employers to hire at least one person in 2012.

“The goal of Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time is to encourage 1,000 of Frederick County’s approximately 8,500 employers to hire at least one person in 2012.” FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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BUSINESS Why should my company participate? By participating in the Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time initiative, your company will be recognized for contributing to the local workforce and economy, and for being a part of the solution. If you so choose, you will also have access to a greater number of qualified candidates for your open position.

How can my company become a One Job at a Time employer? If your company recently filled a new position or will soon be creating or filling one or more new positions, you can complete a short form on our website at www.FrederickWORKS.com/ onejob to be formally included in this initiative.

Which employers are currently participating? Our internal tracking indicates that nearly 100 local businesses have hired one or more new workers in the first two months of 2012. The list of employers that have signed on to participate in the Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time initiative includes, but is not limited to, the following businesses in Frederick County: A Touch of Class Limousines All Around Plumbing Best Plumbing Specialties Country Meadows Delaplaine Arts Center Firehouse Subs

Folcomer Equipment Corp. Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick School of Cosmetology Hope Alive, Inc. Imagilin Maryland Respiratory Group

Mount St. Mary’s Scene Clean Sears Security Public Storage Summit Pet Products The Plamondon Companies

Questions about Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time that are not answered here or on www.FrederickWORKS.com/onejob can be directed to Laurie Holden, FCWS director, at 301.600.2961 or lholden@frederickcountymd.gov.

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BUSINESS

Celebrating a Century By: Ric Adams, Chamber President & CEO On April 22, 1912, President William Howard Taft held a Conference of Commercial Associations and challenged the 700 delegates to create a new national organization that would represent commerce and industry. The conference resulted in the creation of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.

Over the past 100 years, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in the economic and cultural development of our community. This long legacy of achievement would not be possible without the support and leadership of hundreds of member businesses and thousands of professionals.

Four delegates who attended the event came from the Frederick County Board of Trade and were inspired to take action. The next day, April 23, the Board of Trade wired an application and became the first chartered Chamber in the United States.

On May 21, 2012, the Chamber will celebrate a century of success with its 100th Anniversary Gala at the National Cancer Institute’s Advanced Technology Research Facility. This elegant affair will be the perfect opportunity to look back over the last century, but we’ll also share our plans for supporting the business community over the next 100 years.

Today, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members include more than 1,000 organizations, representing over 35,000 local jobs in a wide variety of industries: retail, manufacturing, healthcare, skilled trades, service and hospitality, technology, government, nonprofit, and education. Over 80 percent of members are small businesses with 20 or fewer employees.

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For more information about Chamber programs and events, call 301.662.4164 or visit frederickchamber.org.


BUSINESS 1912: The Frederick County Board of Trade is the first

2007: The Chamber hires its first lobbyist to monitor issues

organization to receive a charter from the newly-formed U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

and represent Frederick County businesses in Annapolis.

1920: The Board of Trade changes its name to the Frederick

The Chamber relocates from South Market Street to new office space in the Riverside Technology Park.

Chamber of Commerce. After the first membership campaign, there are 473 members of the organization.

2008: The Chamber launches the Frederick County Business

Also in 1920, the Frederick Chamber begins to include female members.

Roundtable for Education, connecting local businesses with the classroom in an effort to prepare students for jobs of the future. 2010: Generation Connect, the Chamber’s program for

1930’s: During the Great Depression, the Chamber advocates for federal work programs.

young professionals and entrepreneurs (21-40 and the “young at heart”), is launched.

1938: The Frederick Chamber organizes the Community

2011: The Chamber begins broadcasting Chamber TV, a

Chest, which is now the United Way of Frederick County.

monthly talk show, on YouTube.

1940’s: The Frederick Chamber promotes the sale of

2012: The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

government war bonds during World War II. Frederick’s business community thrives at the end of the war, partly due to the Chamber’s leadership and advocacy.

membership grows to over 1,000 businesses, representing 35,000 local jobs.

1950’s/1960’s: In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the

Chamber creates the Economic Development Commission, which is now the Frederick County Division of Business Development and Retention.

A collection of the Chamber’s archival material, including photos, documents, and news clippings, was donated to the Historical Society of Frederick County in 2007. For more information about the Community Archives Project, call 301.663.1188.

The Chamber creates the Arts Council for Frederick County, later revitalized as the Frederick Arts Council. 1963: The Chamber creates the Tourist Development Committee. 1968: The Tourist Development Committee presents the first Bell and History Days open house. 1969: The Chamber collaborates with the Frederick Chapter

of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to establish the People’s Opportunity and Information Center. 1976: The tourism committee outgrows its home at the Chamber and launches its own organization, the Tourism Council of Frederick County. 1977: The Chamber welcomes its first female President,

Kathryn Mercer (Kitty) Reed. 1988: Under Kitty Reed’s direction, the Chamber creates

Leadership Frederick County, an annual program that has since graduated over 700 alumni.

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

FCPS Launches Highly Able Learner Program By: Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools The Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) system is launching a new program for highly able learners in grades 6-8. Its purpose is to better meet middle school students’ needs for academic rigor and challenge in language arts, math, science and social studies. In the coming 2012-13 school year, all FCPS middle schools will provide Highly Able Learner (HAL) cluster groups in sixth grade. During the following 2013-14 school year, middle schools will offer the program for sixth and seventh grades, and during the 2014-15 school year, FCPS will fully implement the program to include grades 6-8.

The HAL program uses an instructional delivery model based on research findings that highly able learners achieve better when grouped together. It allows teachers to plan and provide challenging learning opportunities that set a more rapid pace for this group of students. Students may be identified as highly able in one or up to all four of the core content areas. Schools will group students in clusters from three to 10 in honors language arts and math classes. They will also place students identified as highly able in science and/or social studies together in those classes. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Specialized training in instructional strategies for teachers serving highly able learners is taking place this spring. Principals, assistant principals and curriculum leaders will also participate in professional development. FCPS field-tested a highly able learner program at Walkersville and West Frederick middle schools prior to adopting the new approach for all FCPS middle schools. Work at those schools was invaluable in leading the steering committee to recommend a program suitable for all middle schools in the county. Students at the field test schools will complete the existing program in grades 7 and 8, with sixth graders beginning the new program in 2012-13. Any student placed in a highly able cluster must be able to learn material at advanced rates and levels of understanding, and must have demonstrated high ability through performance on a variety of specific data measures listed at www.fcps.org/ highlyablelearner. Participants may also have been identified through the FCPS elementary magnet program for gifted and talented students.

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An articulation committee at each middle school determines whether placement in one or more highly able learner clusters is appropriate. Schools sent parents of children identified for such placement a letter by April 1. Parents of a child who was not selected may write to the middle school principal to appeal the decision. Parents whose children are enrolled in a highly able learner cluster should expect the students to follow the essential FCPS curriculum with an emphasis on depth and complexity based on students’ abilities and interests. They should also expect homework to require advanced analytical thinking, creative problem solving, research and time-management skills. The school system’s instructional director of middle schools Tracey Lucas, 301-696-6810, and Gifted and Talented Programs Coordinator Meg Lee, 301-696-6891, can provide additional information.


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

Criteria for Highly Able Learner Students Highly able learner students must:

Demonstrate high ability through performance on a variety of data measures (including but not limited to): • Maryland School Assessments (MSA) • Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) • Moving with Math • Classroom assessments • Daily performance

Possess the ability to learn material at advanced rates and levels of understanding, observed through the following learner behaviors: • Makes important connections between concepts and other areas of study • Asks high level questions • Effectively communicates ideas for a variety of audiences and purposes • Seeks multiple solutions to problems • Sees tasks/content in unique ways • Thinks critically and abstractly • Shows persistence when exploring solutions to unstructured problems

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Health, Well-being and Fitness Swim, Sports and Play Volunteer Opportunites Child Care and Education

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION

About Frederick County Public Schools 2011-12 Projected Enrollment – 40,487 students

36 elementary schools, grades pre-K-5

Enrollment Growth Since 2001 – 2,360 students

• all provide full-day kindergarten

*Maryland schools rank #1 in America for a fourth straight year.

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

Student Demographics

13 middle schools, grades 6-8

• 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 $12,154 per year. About 81% of the FCPS $488.4 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. Combined SAT Scores – 1,500 U.S., 1,545 Frederick Cnty Advanced Placement – 5,237 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

9 high schools, grades 9-12, Plus: • Oakdale High (grades 9-11 its 2nd year) • a flexible evening high program • Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide • Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs • Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori, grades pre-k-8 Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades FCPS outpaces the state average by providing 1 computer for every 3 students. School Bus Riders – 29,000+ **Meals Served Daily – 15,000+ lunches, 3,700+ breakfasts

*Education Week’s 2009, 2010 and 2011 Quality Counts reports and the College Board’s Annual AP Report to the Nation. **Audited 2009-10 figure **Free and reduced-price meals are available for students whose families have limited ability to pay ( for details, call 301-644-5065 or contact the child’s school)

CHILD CARE RESOURCES

PRESCHOOLS

Child Care Choices/Referral

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320

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

Beth Sholom Nursery School

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

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

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The Banner School

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION The Children’s Center for Discovery

The Goddard School

Stepping Stone Centers

Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

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

The Children’s Center of Walkersville

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006

St. John Regional Catholic School

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803 Children’s World Early Learning Center

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

Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722 St. Paul’s Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Myersville, MD 301-293-1980

Green World Nursery School

St. Thomas More Academy

Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Mt. Airy, MD 301-865-0911

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730

The Kiddie Academy of Whittier

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

Kindercare Learning Centers

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

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

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

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Meadows Montessori

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

Middletown, MD 301-371-8681 Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Frederick, MD 301-631-3888 Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

Yes I Can Children’s Center

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166 YMCA

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

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

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

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

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Carroll Manor Elementary

Middletown Primary

Valley Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Centerville Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

Walkersville Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Deer Crossing Elementary

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Waverley Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200 Kemptown Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500 Lewistown Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800 Lincoln Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650 Middletown Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

To learn more about FCPS programs:

• Watch FCPS-TV, cable channel 18

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 Myersville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

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

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500 North Frederick Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900 Whittier Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100 Wolfsville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

Oakdale Elementary

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Orchard Grove Elementary

Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Parkway Elementary

Brunswick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400

Sabillasville Elementary

Crestwood Middle

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

Spring Ridge Elementary

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Thurmont Elementary

Middletown Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Thurmont Primary

Monocacy Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

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

Tuscarora Elementary

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

• Contact FCPS Communication Services 301-696-6900

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary

Urbana Elementary

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS

Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500

Tuscarora High

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

Brunswick High

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600

Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600

Catoctin High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100

Urbana Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Walkersville High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200

Frederick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Walkersville Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200

West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000

Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700

Windsor Knolls Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Oakdale High

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

(Information is excerpted from the FCPS Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.)

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400

Adult Education/Flexible Evening High

Middletown High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450

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Why settle for traditional daycare? As a student at Frederick’s only independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school for preschool - 8th grade students, your child will be inspired by our certified classroom teachers, supported by instructional specialists in the fields of music, Spanish and physical education. Engage your child in our 12-month educational program that includes morning and afternoon extended care (typically a $5,200 value) and activity fees. Schedule a private tour of our Preschool, Primary and Middle School by calling 301-695-9320 x32.

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Career and Technology Center

240-236-8500 FCPS Excel Schools

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

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

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

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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.

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.

English Language Learning (ELL)

Judy Center

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

240-236-8000 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.

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 High School Academies

Even Start

FCPS Heather Ridge School

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.

FCPS Summer Programs

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.

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.

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION 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

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

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 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)

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HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES in FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

(Information is excerpted from the 2010-2011 Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.) 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.


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION FCPS Partners for Success

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

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

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

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

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

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

OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

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

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

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

LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566

toll free: 1-800-999-0120 TDD: 410-385-1042

Kennedy Krieger Institute

The ARC of Frederick County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD

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

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

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

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

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

Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800 www.hagerstowncc.edu

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 www.fc4htrp.org FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Hood College

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

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

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

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

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

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000 www.shepherd.edu

University of Maryland at College Park

College Park, MD 301-405-1000 www.umd.edu University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

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

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HEALTH CARE

Frederick Regional Health System: Growing with Our Community By: Amanda Changuris, Frederick Regional Health System Frederick County’s population continues to grow, from 234,700 residents in 2010 to an expected 288,000 in 2020. With regional growth come myriad expressions of Frederick County’s vitality— new neighborhoods filling with young families, explosions of art and cultural activities in our cities and towns, and a wealth of new options for working, shopping, and living rich lives in the heart of Maryland. Another result of this growth, though, is need, and often, that need calls for more and a greater variety of medical professionals, for space to heal, for high-quality healthcare in an area that is increasingly high-traffic and high-density. To answer this call, Frederick Regional Health System is growing right along with the County to ensure all of our friends and neighbors in central Maryland have access to the healthcare options they need. FMH has not focused only on expansion, but on a cultivation of prestige that has won a variety of recognitions in the medical field. Whether you or a loved one suffers a stroke, requires hip or knee replacement surgery, seeks to manage a heart condition, or receives a cancer diagnosis, FMH offers award-winning services through

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its Stroke Program, FMH Joint Work, Interventional Cardiology, Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Regional Cancer Therapy Center. In addition, the FMH Wound Care Center is now one of only a few hundred centers in the nation to earn accreditation for hyperbaric medicine treatment. FMH is also on the cutting edge of medical record-keeping, keeping patients’ files accurate and accessible at a moment’s notice. The national nonprofit Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has recognized FMH as a Level Six provider based on our adoption of electronic medical records, which puts us in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide. Forget about doctors scribbling on clipboards as patients explain their symptoms. Healthcare professionals at FMH are increasingly logging essential information on sleek laptops that can be wheeled speedily from patient to patient. Of course, FMH serves not only as a storehouse for patient information and a base for the distribution of medical services, but


“Care for the sick, comfort the injured and provide peace of mind to all who live in a town called Frederick.” also as a temporary home for in-patients and the loved ones who visit them there. As more and more Frederick County residents choose to stay right here close to home for their health care needs, FMH needs to grow more than our services and programs—we need to expand our capacity as well. A renovation project adding 20 new patient rooms to the hospital’s main campus is nearly complete. Construction crews are nearly finished moving our helipad from ground level to the roof of the hospital, which will make way for our planned parking garage expansion. Out in the community, FMH has expanded the services available in both Urbana and on the southern side of Frederick City. Our newest outpatient facility, FMH Urbana, offers quick access to x-rays, mammograms and laboratory testing. Immediate Care services—to take care of everything from strains and sprains to sports physicals and travel immunizations—opened in December.

FMH Crestwood, located just south of Frederick, is home to a wide range of imaging services, as well as comprehensive rehabilitation and laboratory services. FMH Crestwood is also home to the FMH Women’s Center, which features an entire wing dedicated to women’s imaging as well as the Women’s Center for Breast Care. As FMH enters its 110th year, we look back and see how far we’ve come since opening our doors. In fiscal year 2011, more than 22,000 patients were admitted to the hospital for in-patient care, and more than 75,000 were treated in our Emergency Department. That’s a long way from our one-bed “Accident Room” set aside in the early 1900s. Since then, FMH has been open and ready to, in the words of our founder, Emma Smith, “care for the sick, comfort the injured and provide peace of mind to all who live in a town called Frederick.”

Frederick WIC is an Equal opportunity provider and employer.

Income Eligibility Guidlines for Maryland WIC Benefits

WOMEN

(Pregnant, New Moms & Breastfeeding)

INFANTS (Under 1 year)

CHILDREN (Under Five)

CALL: 301.600.2507

www.mdwic.org

$20,147 $27,214 $34,281 $41,348 $48,415 $55,482 $62,549 $69,616

$1,678 $2,267 $2,856 $3,445 $4,034 $4,623 $5,212 $5,801

$839 $1,133 $1,428 $1,722 $2,017 $2,311 $2,606 $2,900

$774 $1,046 $1,318 $1,590 $1,862 $2,133 $2,405 $2,677

$387 $523 $659 $795 $931 $1,066 $1,202 $1,338

+ $7,067

+ $588

+$294

+ $271

+ $135

Applicants must meet income guidelines

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Taking appointments now for all locations: 61 Thomas Johnson Dr. Frederick, MD 21702

Frederick OB/GYN Division Founded in 1939, our obstetrics and gynecology practice was the first in Frederick. Our physicians and nurse practitioners work together to provide warm, compassionate, and quality care. Pelvic Floor Disorders & Osteoporosis Screening

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new associates

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Comprehensive Pediatric Comprehensive Pediatric Care Care Seven Offices to Better Serve Seven Offices to Better Serve You You Convenient Office Hours Including Nights & Weekends Convenient Office Hours Including Nights & Weekends Telephone Advice From Our Nurses During Office Hours Telephone Advice From Our Nurses During Office Hours Online Referral & Prescription Refill Requests Available Online Referral & Prescription Refill Requests Available Committed to Patient Service & Satisfaction Committed to Patient Service & Satisfaction

1475 Taney Avenue • Frederick | 610 Solarex Court • Frederick Taney Avenue • Frederick | 610 Solarex Court • Frederick 1502 S. Main1475 Street • Mt. Airy | 9093 Ridgefield Drive • Frederick 1502 S. Main Street • Mt. Airy | 9093 Ridgefield Drive • Frederick 187 Thomas Johnson Drive Frederick | 3020 B Ventrie Court • Myersville 187 Thomas Johnson #4 Drive • #4 • Frederick | 3020 B Ventrie Court • Myersville 3430 Worthington Boulevard #102 • Urbana 3430 Worthington Boulevard #102 • Urbana Please call 301.662.0133 for more information, or visit www.thepedcenter.com

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YMCA OF FREDERICK COUNTY 1000 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-663-5131

GREEN VALLEY BRANCH 11791 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia 301-607-6900

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HEALTH CARE FREDERICK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

350 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD 21702 301-600-1029

FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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Frederick, MD 21703 240-379-6045 Diabetes self-management training. Certified by the American Diabetes Association.

Located across the street from the hospital, provides quality cancer care for patients and aids efforts to finding a cure for the disease.

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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

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 Medical Fitness

FMH Urbana

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

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

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

Radiation Oncology: 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy: 301-694-5580

FMH Rose Hill

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. REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

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

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

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Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

Evelyn G. Clarence, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Radha Nathan, M.D., F.A.A.P. Nahid B. Sobhani, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Patricia Hough, M.D., F.A.A.P Makaya Mulato, M.D., F.A.A.P • Gunpreet Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P Sangeetha Vimal, F.A.A.P. • Sheetal Dhote, M.D. Brian Swinton, M.D. • Bophany Chea, M.D., F.A.A.P Kari Pratt, C.R.N.P • Patricia Duley, C.R.N.P We accept most insurances. Practice limited to newborns to age 21 years.

Sick Walk-in Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 – 9:00 am

Regular & Evening Hours Monday – Friday By Appointment

Saturday & Sunday Morning Hours By Appointment

Frederick Office: 301-694-0606 87 Thomas Johnson Dr., Frederick, MD 21702 Ballenger Creek Office: 301-668-6347 6550 Mercantile Dr. East, St. 106, Frederick, MD 21703 Mt. Airy Office: 301-829-6146 1502 S. Main St., Suite 206, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Urbana Office: 301-874-6107 3500 Campus Drive, Suite 102, Urbana, MD 21704

www.FrederickPediatrics.com


HEALTH CARE continued from page 52 Carroll County General Hospital

The Gettysburg Hospital

Mercy Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center

Good Samaritan Hospital

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000 www.ccgh.com

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

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

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

Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

Frederick Surgical Center

Holy Cross Hospital

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

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

Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000 www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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

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

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

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

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7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.adventisthealthcare.com

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SENIOR LIVING

Spring Into physical Fitness By Stephanie Quinn Human bodies are beautiful machines that require judicious use as they age. Whatever one’s age, staying active is a prerequisite for prolonged health. Exercise helps people of all ages to maintain a healthy weight, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and type two diabetes, strengthens bones and muscles, improves mental health and mood, heightens the ease of daily activities, and prevents falls. In addition, ensuring that your body is in top condition makes it easier to lead a rich and rewarding life, replete with the joys of friendship, extended family and grandparenthood, travel, hobbies, and dabbling in new activities with social groups that you may never have dreamed that you would try. Exercise can involve discomfort, but the good news is that there are a multitude of simple, pleasurable ways to train oneself to be active that may not even involve extra expenditures or much effort beyond one’s usual daily activities. Taking a brisk, lingering walk around the neighborhood while the Bradford pears are in bloom, or later in the season as the crickets start to chirp in the evenings, is a great way to exercise. Walk your dog as often as your canine friend and your schedule will have it. Better yet, invite a friend or recruit a family member and make a habit of walking and talking together. Dust off your bike, and take it for a spin. Give your home a thorough spring cleaning— vacuuming, mopping, polishing furniture, moving those boxes out of the basement, and dancing as you dust to your favorite record or the radio all count as meaningful physical activity. Cultivate a hobby that promotes activity. Plant a garden and commit to working in it as often as you are able; you will gently build your strength and stamina, and your yard will be like an Eden. Frederick County and the surrounding region play host to stunning parks where individuals at any fitness level can find a suitable path to tread. Watch the ducks while circling Culler Lake at Baker Park in Frederick, stroll around the ruins of a once-bustling mill community on Virginius Island at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park less than an hour west in West Virginia, or walk along the mighty Potomac River at any point on the C&O Canal towpath, which runs all the way to

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Washington, D.C. Get passionate about bird-watching, hiking, or photography, and go out to the places where you can practice your passion. Those journeys contribute to being active and healthy as surely as frequent trips to the gym. Also remember that senior citizens are often welcomed to join gyms and health clubs at a reduced membership rate. Gentle yoga, aquatics, low-impact aerobics, or even regular use of a stationary bike build strength, flexibility, and heart health without overtaxing the joints or heart. If you aren’t sure what type of physical activity is appropriate for you, consult your doctor or even the staff at a gym that you are considering joining. The staff at the YMCA in Frederick, for example, are very happy to help members who aren’t familiar with cardio or weight training equipment, or who would like guidance about advisable workout plans. Also, don’t forget to stretch! Spring is an ideal time to start a personal project of increased activity. If you’ve fallen out of shape or aren’t sure how to begin, remember that it’s never too late to start working toward a healthy regimen of exercise, and also that the first step is often the most difficult. The world is waking up with spring. Your first step to fitness can literally be a first step out your door into a wonderful world in bloom.


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TRANSPORTATION

Hit the Trail at Ballenger Creek By: Bob Hicks, Assistant Director, Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation The Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation is currently overseeing the construction of the Kingsbrook Section of the Ballenger Creek Trail. This section of trail will connect Kingsbrook Drive, near Ballenger Creek Elementary School, to the end of Advisors Court, where a developer has made improvements to the road and provided a small parking area. Along with an eight or ten foot wide asphalt or concrete trail surface, this section of trail development will provide other amenities, including landscaping, fencing, bicycle rack, bench and signage. The approximate length of this section of trail is 0.8 miles. This section of trail development also includes a trail segment that will ultimately connect to a future developer-built section of trail as part of the Ballenger Run housing development. Construction began on the Kingsbrook Section of the Ballenger Creek Trail on September 14, 2011, and is expected to be completed by May of this year. In June 2008, the State of Maryland awarded Frederick County a Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) grant, which is funding 80 percent of the construction costs for this project. The overall goal of the Ballenger Creek Trail is not only to provide recreational opportunities for all Frederick County citizens, but also to establish an off-road connection between the residential and business communities in the Ballenger Creek area. The Kingsbrook Section is one of seven sections that will ultimately make up the entire length of the Ballenger Creek Trail. Once all sections of the trail are completed, the trail will be approximately five miles in length and will connect Ballenger Creek Park to the Monocacy River. The only section of the Ballenger Creek Trail that has been completed to date is Westview South. This section of trail, which is less than one mile long, was constructed by a developer and is located on the north and south side of Executive Way, following the Ballenger Creek corridor. There are five remaining sections that will eventually be built in order to complete the Ballenger Creek Trail. Two of these sections will be completed by a developer, while the other three sections will be developed by Frederick County. One of

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the Frederick County sections, the Advisors Court Section, is scheduled to begin the design phase in the next few months. The Advisors Court Section will be a very important link in the Ballenger Creek Trail, because it will connect the Kingsbrook Section, currently under construction, with the completed Westview South Section. For further information on the Ballenger Creek Trail, please visit the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation website at www.recreater.com.


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TRANSPORTATION Public Transit

citizens may ride for half price. Ten-trip tickets and monthly passes are available and there are discounts for seniors and students.

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.

Commuter Shuttle Service:

Fares are $1.10 each way for all routes except the Frederick-Emmitsburg route which is $1.25. Seniors and disabled

• The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick.

• The Brunswick Shuttle operates between Brunswick, Knoxville, Jefferson, 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.

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• The East County Shuttle operates between Frederick and Spring Ridge and provides service to Lake Linganore, New Market, and eastern Frederick County upon request.

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.

For specific shuttle routes or schedule information, please refer to the individual route brochures or call the TransIT office at 301-600-2065 or link to the Transit schedule site at www. FrederickCountyMD.gov/transit.

The shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

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. Commuter Services 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: www.mtamaryland.com/services/ 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

Fares The fare for the TransIT Meet-theMARC shuttle is $1.10 each way, but shuttle service is free to commuters who purchase MARC tickets or monthly passes in advance. MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

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

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

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

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 www.mwaa.com Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Sterling, VA 20041 703-572-2700 www.mwaa.com 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 www.mva.state.md.us TDD (Hearing Impaired)

toll free: 1-800-492-4575

Rideshare

Out of State

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.

Local MVA Branch Office Full Service: Frederick County

For general TransIT information 24 hours a day, access the website at www.co.frederick.md.us/transit.

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

Local and Regional Airports

Monocacy

Hagerstown Regional Airport

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore, MD 21240 toll free: 1-800-435-9294 5:14PM 6:58PM www.bwiairport.com 6:50PM 8:07PM 7:59PM Frederick Municipal Airport 111 Airport Drive East For more information on arrival and Frederick, MD 21701 departure times at specific stops, call 301-600-2262 MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. www.cityoffrederick.com Parking Monocacy Station: 800 free parking spaces

301-729-4550

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

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 www.mva.state.md.us/driverserv/apply/ newtomd.htm. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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ARTS & LEISURE

Race to Save West Brunswick Tower:

5K for Maryland railroad landmark By: Christina L. May, Marketing and Community Relations, Brunswick Crossing Development

Get ready to lace up on May 19, as Brunswick Crossing hosts the 5K Twilight Valley Trail Run to save the WB Tower. In celebration of the opening of Brunswick Crossing’s Valley Trail, runners of all ages are invited to run a 5K trail race/walk and one-mile kids’ fun run on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 6 p.m. The fun begins with a kids’ one-mile fun run in the Brunswick Crossing community, starting and ending at the community’s Hope Farm Park. Prizes will be awarded for all participants. The timed 5K race is a fun paved trail course on Brunswick Crossing’s Valley Trail, meandering through almost 100 acres of stream valley forest conservation area. Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers, and to the top three male and female finishers in each 10-year age group. A fun event for the whole family, the 5K race features live music in Hope Farm Park, refreshments, a moonbounce, and other family activities for participants and visitors. All race day participants will receive a race day bag, including the official race t-shirt. Registration and race information can be found at Brunswick Crossing’s website: www.brunswickcrossing.com.

About the WB

The West Brunswick Tower, which closed in October 2011, was the last railroad tower operating in Maryland. The B&O Railroad once had many such towers, but technology waits for no one. Today, regional and central operating centers remotely control dozens of interlockings at a time through computer systems and train tracking monitors, leaving interlocking towers like WB obsolete. An interlocking tower is a structure used to control signals and the alignment of switch tracks on the railroad. Commonly located where multiple railroad lines intersected, some like WB were used in areas where main line and train yard tracks joined together. Most of these towers have ‘mechanical’ switch systems, using large levers connected to a series of moving rods to make the needed adjustments. WB Tower used a less common mechanism, in which small, knob-like levers at a desk control an air pressure system. Various generations of computer-based systems now provide control and communications options; however, the WB knob array is still in place.

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The City of Brunswick, the Brunswick Potomac Foundation and the Brunswick Railroad Museum have joined forces to save this piece of Brunswick Railroad history by raising funds to move the WB tower from its current location to a new location “across the tracks” at the City of Brunswick’s railroad viewing platform near the Brunswick Railroad Museum. Brunswick Crossing is proud to be a part of the Brunswick community and contribute to this worthy cause. So dust off your running shoes and join us as we save a piece of history!

“A fun event for the whole family, the 5K race features live music in Hope Farm Park, refreshments, a moonbounce, and other family activities for participants and visitors.”

Brunswick Crossing – A Dynamic Planned Community

acres of stream valley woodlands that run through the heart of the community.

Brunswick Crossing is situated on 552 acres in the heart of the Potomac River Valley in Brunswick, Maryland, where the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Potomac River meet. A naturally beautiful planned community, Brunswick Crossing is home to nearly 100 acres of forest conservation stream valley. Meandering through the community is a 26mile network of paved trails and walkways. From these trails and walkways, new residents will enjoy access to Brunswick Crossing’s forest conservation area, which preserves nearly 100

The Ernie Hawkins Trio and the John Jorgenson Quintet Thursday, April 12 – 7:30 p.m.

The General Silent movie, with Wurlitzer Friday, April 13 – 8:00 p.m.

Brunswick Crossing’s resort-style amenities include a planned marketplace, clubhouse, separate pool house, fitness center, 25 meter lap lane swimming pool with open swim area, kiddie pool, interactive splash zone, tennis courts, sports field, event lawn, outdoor fireplace, playground, 26 miles of paved trails and walkways, and more. The 5K Twilight Valley Trail Race is an excellent opportunity to visit this beautiful community, so come out and run!

Imagination Movers Sunday, May 13 – 2:00 & 6:00 p.m.

JAWS Wednesday, June 27 – 7:30 p.m. Happy hour with Flying Dog Brewery at 6:30 p.m.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Sunday, April 22 – 3:00 p.m.

The Princess Bride Wednesday, April 25 – 7:30 p.m. Happy hour with Flying Dog Brewery at 6:30 p.m.

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It’s a New Day at the Days INN IN FreDerIck The Days Inn Hotel in Frederick, MD is only 40 miles from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Also a convenient hub for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Frederick City/County is home to some of the nation’s most historic landmarks and breathtaking countryside. We offer spacious 2-double bed, 2-queen bed, and king guest rooms, handicapped and non-smoking rooms that boast a variety of features.You can relax by the outdoor pool and the children can play at the playground.

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ARTS & LEISURE

By:

Mangia e Bevi Photos & Article By: Melissa Howes-Vitek Approaching its fifth anniversary in Urbana, Mangia e Bevi has risen to the challenge of providing delicious, authentic Italian cuisine to the food lovers of Frederick County. The last five years have shown that things just keep getting better. Mangia e Bevi, translated as “eat and drink,” encourages just that. A sizeable menu features some of the standards one would expect, but also boasts some less familiar yet interesting dishes. Our lunch visit had us eager and hungry to try a variety of chef and owner Vito Cinquepalmi’s handiwork. Once we polished off a basket of the warm, yummy, homemade bread, my half Sicilian husband and I started with the Bada Bing Shrimp and the Calamari Fritti. The Bada Bing was described as tender shrimp in a creamy spicy sauce, so we were expecting a bit more heat. Although slightly overcooked, it was a nice start to the meal. Now the calamari. I’m REALLY fussy about its usual texture and typically avoid it, but this was cooked to perfection. It was divine! We then chose our entrees. My husband almost always orders a basic spaghetti and meat sauce as his barometer for a new restaurant. This time he ordered the Trenette Bolognese, and I ordered the Meat Pizza Roll. While again we both prefer a bit more seasoning, and the plating wasn’t particularly impressive, the homemade noodles and dough made both dishes a cut above the usual.

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The dessert course certainly redeemed Mangia e Bevi in the plating department! We ordered both the Profiteroles and the Cannoli Siciliana, and they came to the table dressed to the nines. Anyone who knows me knows that I decide what I’m going to order for my meal only AFTER I’ve decided on dessert. Neither disappointed. The vanilla and chocolate cream of the Profiteroles was rich with just the right sweetness. The portion was generous, so I was delighted to have some to take home for a midnight snack. The Cannoli, which are made in house, were probably the best I’ve had. They were rich and creamy as one would expect, but there was a light citrus note...lime maybe...that was a fantastic pairing to the cream. The chef was light-handed with the chocolate chips (which would normally disappoint me) but in this case, it worked beautifully. We put service pretty high on the expectation list, and we were delighted that our server, Diana, was friendly, helpful, and kept our glasses full. Even though we’d settled the check, my husband and I lingered awhile over espresso. The staff continued to make us feel welcome, never making us feel rushed as if they needed the table, in spite of the crowds gathering at the entrance. It was the perfect capstone to an evening of fine Italian cuisine at Urbana’s own Mangia e Bevi. www.mangiaebevi.us 8927 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, MD 21704 301-874-0338


Walkersville Southern Railroad Little Red Caboose Birthday Parties, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners

Train Excursions: Saturdays 11am and 2pm (May-October)

Dinner Trains: 1st and 3rd Saturdays (May - October) Mother’s Day Dinner Train Father’s Day Dinner Train Mystery Dinner Trains Costume Mystery Dinner Train

May 13, 6pm June 17, 6pm May 26 & Oct. 13, 6pm Oct. 26, 6pm

steam Trains Flagg Coal Co. #75 Steam Locomotive will be operating at Walkersville Southern Railroad!

JUNE 23, 24, & 30 JULY 1, 7 & 8 Rail Fan Special

10am, 1 & 4pm June 23 at 6pm

Buy 1 aDulT, gET 1 chilD’s TickET 1/2 off (excludes steam trains and dinner trains) coupon must be presented at time of purchase

Visit us Online To See All Our Special Events! 301-898-0899 | www.wsrr.org 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD 21793


NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department

301-600-1492 (City, G9)

Harper’s Ferry, WV 304-535-6331

301-387-6938

Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors’ Center

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

301-600-1646 (City, I9)

301-663-9388

MUSEUMS

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

C & O Canal National Park

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

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

Washington Monument State Park

Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

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

301-293-2215 (County, J9) The Frederick County Historical Society

301-663-1188 (City, I9)

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500

Brunswick Railroad Museum

STATE PARKS

George Alfred Townsend Museum

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

301-834-7100(County, C14) 301-371-4575 National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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

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

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

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

Frederick County Parks and Recreation

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

301-695-4417 Girl Scouts

301-662-5106 Middletown Rec Center

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

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

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

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1) SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED Baltimore Chapter-Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports [BARS]

410-771-4606 www.barsinfo.org

301-663-7880 (City, E13)

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

301-271-7574 (County, F9)

ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS COUNTYWIDE

410-626-0273 www.crab-sailing.org

Gathland State Park

301-865-6800 (County, L12)

Gambrill State Park - Tea Room

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

301-777-2139 South Mountain Recreation Area

301-791-4767

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Adventure Park USA

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) Fountain Rock Recreation Center

301-898-1460

Disabled Sports USA

301-217-0960 www.dsusa.org Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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


Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church

FESTIVAL 11:30 am – 8 pm Thursday – Sunday

Great Food & Pastries PASTRY SHOP & GIFT SHOP

301.663.0663 | www.stspeterpaul.net 920 West 7th Street, Frederick, MD

Directions: Rt. 15 N., Take 7th Street Exit. Turn Left at exit ramp. Church will be on your right.


Calendar A P R I L

April 1

April 6-8, 10-12, 16-18, 27-29, 30

BELL AND HISTORY HANDBELL FESTIVAL

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL

Location: 124 N. Market St, Frederick, 21701 www.marylandghosttours.com

Hours: 5pm Location: Nat’l Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 21727 www.fredericktourism.org

Hours: Various Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick, 21703 www.frederickkeys.com

Saturdays & Sundays April - Oct

April 1 & 7

Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Frederick

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD BUNNY TRAIN

Hours: Sat.11am & Sund.1:30pm Location: Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E Church St, Frederick, 21701 www.hsfcinfo.org

Hours: 11am, 1pm, 3pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, 21793 www.wsrr.org

1st Saturday of each month

April 1 & 7

Green & Historic Homes Tour by Trolley

EASTER AT THE FARM

GUIDED TOURS:

Select Fridays, Saturdays April November. Candlelight Ghost Tours

Hours: 1, 2:30 & 4pm Location: Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East Street, Frederick, 21701 themurenteam.com

Hours: 1-4pm Location: Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick, 21702 www.crumland.com

April 6 & 7 OTHER VOICES PRESENTS: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Hours: April 6 7:30pm, April 7th 2pm & 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

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April 7, 14, & 28 COMEDY PIGS

Hours: 10:30pm (9pm on April 28) Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.marylandensemble.org

April 7 BRUNSWICK EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Hours: 1-4pm Location: City Park, Potomac St., Brunswick 21716 www.brunswickmainstreet.org

April 7 SURREYBROOKE SCAVENGER HUNT

Hours: 11am-1pm Location: Surreybrooke, 8537 Hollow Rd., Middletown 21769 www.surreybrooke.com

April 7 EASTER EGG ROLL

Hours: 1-4pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick 21701 www.rosehillmuseum.com


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April 7

April 19

April 21

FIRST SATURDAY - FREDERICK GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

FREDERICK READS 2012: MEDICINE & MIRACLES

YOUTH FISHING RODEO

Hours: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.downtownfrederick.org

Hours: 7:30 pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.frederickreads.org

Hours: 9am-noon Location: Rock Run Pond, Gambrill State Park, Gambrill Park Rd., Frederick, 21702 www.dnr.state.md.us

CREATIVE OUTLET

April 20

April 21

Hours: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, 21701 www.delaplaine.org

ONE SWINGIN’ NIGHT WITH DALE CORN

A TOAST TO FREDERICK WINE FESTIVAL

Hours: 8pm Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, 21702 www.frederick.edu

Hours: 12-6pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick 21701 www.frederickwinetrail.com

April 7

April 10 LECTURE: THE BLUE RIDGE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Hours: 7pm Location: Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, 21701 www.hsfcinfo.org

April 12 ERNIE HAWKINS AND THE JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET

Hours: 7:30 pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

April 13

April 20 & 21 Equinox Dance Company’s Annual Spring Performance

Hours: Friday & Saturday 8pm. Saturday Matinee 2pm Location: Cultural Arts Center, 15 West Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.equinoxdance.org

April 21 BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Hours: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

April 22 EARTH CONCERT

Hours: 4pm Location: Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E. Church St., Frederick 21701 www.frederickchorale.org

April 22 ADVENTURE PARK USA’S 2012 SPRING CAR SHOW

Hours: 10am-5pm Location: Adventure Park USA, 11113 West Baldwin Rd., New Market 21774 www.adventureparkusa.com

SILENT MOVIE SERIES: THE GENERAL

April 22

Hours: 8 pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD

Hours: 3pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

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April 25

May 5

May 5 & 6

FLYING DOG PRESENTS: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

MAYFEST

MARYLAND REGIONAL BALLET PRESENTS: CINDERELLA

Happy Hour at 6:30pm. Film at 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

April 28 CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL IN BAKER PARK

Hours: 9am-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.downtownfrederick.org

May 5, 12, 19 & 26 WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD SATURDAY EXCURSIONS

Hours: 2pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

May 5 & 6 SPRING RELEASE PARTY - SINGLE VINEYARDS

Hours: 10am-3pm Location: Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, 21701 www.fcmha.org

Hours: 11am & 2pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville 21793 www.wsrr.org

April 28

May 5

PLAIN & FANCY GALA

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD TRACK CAR DAY

May 5 & 6

Hours: 11am & 2pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville 21793 www.wsrr.org

Hours: noon-6pm Location: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, 18125 Comus Rd., Dickerson, 20842 www.smvwinery.com

May 5 & 19

May 10, 17, & 24

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN

ALIVE @ FIVE HAPPY HOUR CONCERT

Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, 21701 www.delaplaine.org

April 28 & 29 SPRING FESTIVAL

Hours: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick 21701 www.rosehillmuseum.com

May 1-3, 8-10, 11-13, 21-23, 25-27 FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL

Hours: Various Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick, 21703 www.frederickkeys.com

MAY 5 FREDERICK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “BUTTERFLY LOVERS” CONCERT

Hours: 8-10pm Location: JB Kussmaul Theater, FCC, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, 21702 www.fredericksymphony.org

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Hours: 6-8pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville 21793 www.wsrr.org

May 5 CREATIVE OUTLET

Hours: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, 21701 www.delaplaine.org

May 5 BATTLEFIELD HIKES

Hours: Meet at the park visitor center. 9am, 11:30am, 2pm Location: Monocacy Nat’l Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, 21704 www.nps.gov/mono

Hours: 12-5pm Location: Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Ln., Leesburg, 20176 www.tarara.com

2012 BUD BREAK WINE FESTIVAL

Hours: 5-8pm Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Frederick, 21701 www.downtownfrederick.org

May 10 – June 3 THE ALL NEW GRAND OLE HEE HAW HOOTENANNY HOE DOWN JAMBOREE

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.marylandensemble.org

May 11 REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS WORKSHOP

Hours: 1-3pm Location: Roger B. Taney House, 121 S. Bentz St., Frederick, 21701 www.hsfcinfo.org


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M A Y May 11 - 19

MAY 13

May 19 & 20

FREDERICK BEER WEEK

IMAGINATION MOVERS

MOUNT AIRY MAYFEST

Contact: 301-694-7899 www.frederickbeer.com

Hours: 2pm & 6pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm Location: Mainstreet, Mt. Airy 21771 www.mtairylions.com

May 12 FREDERICK CELTIC FESTIVAL

Hours: 10am-6pm Location: Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds, 2141-2691 Twin Arch Rd., Mt. Airy, 21771 sasmm.com/festival.html

May 12 BARK IN THE PARK

Hours: 10am-2pm Location: Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, 21701 www.recreater.com

May 12 BUD BREAK AND JAZZ FESTIVAL

Hours: noon-6pm Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, 21771 www.elkrun.com

May 12 CIVIL WAR LECTURE

Hours: 2-3pm Location: Nat’l Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.civilwarmed.org

May 12 MARYLAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Hours: noon-6pm Location: The Eventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.mdcraftbeerfestival.com

May 17 - 20 FREDERICK GREEK FESTIVAL

Location: Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 920 West 7th St., Frederick, 21701 www.stspeterpaul.net

May 18 & 19 COMEDY PIGS

Hours: 10:30pm Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.marylandensemble.org

May 18 - 20 POW-WOW/AMERICAN INDIAN SHOW

Hours: Fri 9am-2pm, Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm Location: EventPlex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St, Frederick, 21701

May 19 HISTORIC HOMES TRADES FAIR

Hours: 9am-5pm Location: Schifferstadt, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, 21701 www.frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org

May 19 ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR!

Hours: 11am & 3pm Location: Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike (Route 85) at Crestwood Blvd., Frederick, 21703 www.shopwestview.com

May 19 & 20 JOHNSVILLE RURITAN CLUB ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW

Hours: 10am-4pm Location: Rt 75 & Clover Dr., between Libertytown & Union Bridge 21791

May 19 & 20 PUPPYPALOOZA

Location: Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd., Adamstown, 21710 www.dockdogs.com

May 19 & 20 BEYOND THE GARDEN GATES GARDEN TOUR

Hours: 1-5pm Location: Downtown Frederick 21701 www.celebratefrederick.com

May 19 & 20 CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE GREAT FREDERICK FAIR HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT

Hours: Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.thegreatfrederickfair.com

May 19 – June 10 HEIDI

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.marylandensemble.org

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May 26

June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

June 4-7, 14-17, 21-23

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM: CONFEDERATE SURGEON AND CSA MEDICAL PRACTICES

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD SATURDAY EXCURSIONS

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL

Hours: 11am-4pm Location: Nat’l Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.civilwarmed.org

Hours: 11am & 2pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville 21793 www.wsrr.org

May 26 & 27

June 2 & 16

CARIBBEAN WINE FESTIVAL

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD DINNER TRAIN

Hours: Sat & Sun noon-6pm, gates open at 10am. Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, 21771 www.linganorewines.com

Hours: 6-8pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville 21793 www.wsrr.org

May 31

June 2

ALIVE @ FIVE HAPPY HOUR CONCERT

JR RANGER DAY

Hours: 5-8pm Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Frederick, 21701 www.downtownfrederick.org

Location: Monocacy Nat’l Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, 21704 www.nps.gov/mono

June 2 & 3 June 2

Hours: Various Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick 21703 www.frederickkeys.com

June 9, 16, 23 & 30 TOAST TO THE TUNES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Hours: 5:30-9:30pm Location: Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Ln., Leesburg, 20176 Contact: 703-771-7100 www.tarara.com

June 9 CIVIL WAR LECTURE: THE MEDICINE OF ANDERSONVILLE PRISON

Hours: 2-3pm Location: Nat’l Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.civilwarmed.org

June 9

COMEDY PIGS

THE 19TH ANNUAL FREDERICK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Hours: 10:30pm Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, 21701 www.marylandensemble.org

Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm Location: Carroll Creek Linear Park, Historic Downtown Frederick, 21701 www.frederickartscouncil.org

Hours: 10am-4pm, Art Show 5-7pm www.frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org

June 2

June 2 & 3

DEADMAN’S HILL DOWNHILL MILE RUN

CREATIVE OUTLET

Hours: Registration 4pm, run at 5pm. Location: Square Corner Park, Corner of Maple Ave. & Main St., Brunswick, 21716 www.brunswickmainstreet.org

Hours: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, 21701 www.delaplaine.org

June 3 June 2

THE ORIGINAL BRITISH CAR DAY

FIRST SATURDAY - I ART DOWNTOWN

Location: Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Rd., Adamstown 21710 www.chesapeakechaptermgtclub.com

Hours: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick 21701 www.downtownfrederick.org

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6TH ANNUAL BARNSTORMER’S TOUR

June 9 TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Hours: noon-4pm Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row, East and Church Sts., Frederick, 21701 www.everedysquare.com

June 10, 17 & 24 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Hours: 7pm Location: Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick 21701 www.celebratefrederick.com


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J U N E June 14, 21 & 28

June 21 & 28

June 23 & 24

ALIVE @ FIVE HAPPY HOUR CONCERT

SUMMERFEST FAMILY THEATRE

See May 10

Hours: 10:30am Location: Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick 21701 www.celebratefrederick.com

JAZZMANIA WINE FESTIVAL AT LINGANORE WINECELLARS

June 15 & 16 CENTRAL MD’S SWINETASTIC BBQ FESTIVAL

Hours: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-7pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick 21701 www.swinetasticbbq.com

June 16

June 22 & 23 CAMARO NATIONALS

June 23, 24, 30 & July 1

Hours: 8am-4pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick 21701 www.mdcamaroclub.com

WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD FLAGG COAL CO. #75 STEAM TRAIN

MURDER & MAYHEM WALKING TOUR

Hours: 7:30pm Location: Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick Contact: 301-663-1188 www.hsfcinfo.org

June 23 URBANA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Location: Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana 21704 Contact: 301-600-1629 www.fcpl.org

June 16 FREDERICK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “THE GREAT OUTDOORS” CONCERT

June 23

Hours: 8-10pm Location: JB Kussmaul Theater, FCC, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick www.fredericksymphony.org

Hours: 6-9pm Location: Surreybrooke, 8537 Hollow Rd., Middletown 21769 www.surreybrooke.com

June 16

June 23

SATURDAY STROLL

EASELS QUICK DRAW

Hours: 1-4pm Location: Historic Main Street, Thurmont 21788 www.thurmontfirst.com

Hours: 10am-2pm Location: Downtown Frederick www.delaplaine.org

June 20 - 22 EASELS IN FREDERICK

Location: Downtown Frederick www.delaplaine.org

Hours: Noon-6pm, gates open at 10am Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy 21771 www.linganorewines.com

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

June 23 & 24 FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL

Hours: 10am Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

Hours: 10am, 1pm, 4pm Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville 21793 www.wsrr.org

June 24 EASELS EXHIBIT RECEPTION

Hours: 2-5pm Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick 21701 www.delaplaine.org

June 27 FLYING DOG SERIES: JAWS

Hours: Happy Hour at 6:30pm. Film at 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick 21701 www.weinbergcenter.org

June 29 THE REAGAN YEARS

Hours: 6-9pm Location: Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Blvd., Frederick 21703 www.shopwestview.com

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

Mayor

Carroll Jones Population

5,242 Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 Town Hall

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

301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Department

301-834-8300 Volunteer Ambulance

301-834-8102 Libraries

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-600-7250 1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 Post offices Brunswick Post Office

315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

Jefferson Post Office

First Church of God

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

503 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-6971

Point of Rocks Post Office

Gospel Temple Church (Pentecostal)

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

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

301-834-7500

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

SWIMMING POOL

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Brunswick Swimming Pool

301-834-7567

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

Grocery Store

New Hope United Methodist Church

Super Fresh

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

301-834-7722 CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

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

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

Catholic Church Road, Petersville 301-834-9185

First Baptist Church

3 E. A Street, Brunswick 301-834-8166 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Con’t

St. Paul Lutheran Church

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

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA)

www.pvya.com Baseball

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

www.eteamz.com/brunswickll

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders www.bjrfootball.com

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

Mayor

Debby Burgoyne Population

186

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code

21718

Post Office

Town Office

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

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

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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.


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Mayor

Jim Hoover Population

2,369 Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

301-600-2071 Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

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

301-447-6626 Library

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

Town ParkS Community Park

churches 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 Emmitsburg Pool

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

301-447-9820

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

GROCERY STORE

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Jubilee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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

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

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company

Population

6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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

Mayor

59,618 Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office

301-600-9250

4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office

301-473-5150

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

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

301-600-2071

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office

FREDERICK CITY CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal

301-600-1479

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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

301-600-1492


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES SWIMMING POOLS Baker Park Swimming Pool

301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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

Weis

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

301-662-1177 Gazette Newspapers

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

Giant

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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200

SYNaGoGuES

Kingsbrook Crossing, Frederick 301-698-9411 1700 Kingfisher Drive, Frederick 301-698-9411 Giant Eagle

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

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

Anglican

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Wegmans

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

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Victory Baptist Church

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153 Brethren

First Church of Christ Scientist

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Full Gospel

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262

First Love Church

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Church of God

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

Edgewood First Church of God

Holiness

Buddhist Tibetan Meditation Center

9301 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-5750

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

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

Maranatha Church of God

123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Independent

Catholic

Parkway Community Church

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206 Christian District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Lutheran

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

Emmanuel Alliance Church

Frederick Christian Fellowship

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240 Christian Science Church of Christ

1305 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-662-5789 84

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Korean Emmanuel Church

8325 Yellow Springs Pike, Frederick 301-662-4796

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686

Frederick Alliance Church

Independent Fundamental

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934 7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

Emmanuel Bible Church

14 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-620-2255

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

Grace Brethren Church of Frederick

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737

Episcopal

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

All Saints Episcopal Church

108 W. Church Street, Frederick 301-663-5625 Church of the Transfiguration

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505

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

4004 Ballenger Creek Road, Frederick 301-874-5838


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES Buckeystown United Methodist Church

Nazarene

Presbyterian Reformed

Church of the Nazarene

New Hope Presbyterian Church

7899 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-6271

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-694-3595

Non-Denominational

Seventh-Day Adventist

Frederick Christian Fellowship

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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

6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5254

Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Unitarian Universalist

8 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5273

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

Christ United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680 United Church of Christ Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

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

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

7857 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-8788

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

Victory Christian Center

Trinity E & R United Church of Christ

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253

5603 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-2633

Presbyterian Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662 Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

115 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5338 Good News Presbyterian Church

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

United Methodist Araby United Methodist Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313 Calvary United Methodist Church

133 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-1464

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 Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

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

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

705 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-662-2895

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

Various Denominations

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

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

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

Salvation Army

Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

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

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FREDERICK CITY Con’t

Frederick Academy of Self-Defense

301-662-1972 Frederick City Recreation Department

YOUTH SPORTS YMCA

301-663-5131 www.frederickymca.org Gymnastics Frederick Gymnastics Club

301-695-9414 Karate American Karate Academy

301-694-1492 Golden Knights Karate

301-416-7959 Kreimer’s Karate

301-695-3347 Martial Arts USA

301-694-3330 Super Sport Karate

301-682-8866

301-698-5468 Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589

Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040

Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick

www.fcfrederick.com Frederick Soccer Club

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

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

301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040

urbana

(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658

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

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

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

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

email: abel6psu@aol.com Urbana Soccer Association

301-363-8739 www.urbanasoccer.org


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

2,860

GROCERY STORE

Postal Zip Code

21769

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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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

Safeway

The Gazette

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

301-834-7722

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 www.middletownmomsathome.org 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 www.middletownrec.com Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA)

301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com

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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

8,200 Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park

301-829-8373

21771

GROCERY STORES

Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion

Safeway

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

301-829-2814

as a network for individual business owners. Most member businesses are locally owned and operated. 301-829-5426 www.mtairybusiness.com 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

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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

301-829-2100


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

MOUNT AIRY CON’T Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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

Damascus

301-253-4460­ Mount Airy Baptist Church

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

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 St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

Four County Little League

www.fcllbaseball.org Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

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

301-829-2027

Myersville

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

Wayne Creadick Population

1,500 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 www.myercity.sailorsite.net

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff

301-600-2071

308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-1453

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

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MYERSVILLE CON’T Myersville Church of the Brethren

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

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

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 www.eteamz.com/wmaasports

Myersville Junior Baseball League

www.myersvillebaseball.com

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

GROCERY STORE

Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion

PopulaTion

8,620 Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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

301-600-2071

11402 Ridge Lane, Monrovia 301-865-5566

New Market District Fire Co.

Grace Episcopal Church

301-865-5700 Post Offices

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

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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)

www.luyaa.org


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Fire departments

Jackie Ebersole

Volunteer Fire Department

Population

308 Postal Zip Code

21758

Lions Merryland Park

301-834-8300

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

301-600-2071

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

mayor

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 www.thurmont.com

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

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THURMONT CON’T

Catoctin United Methodist Church

Thurmont Church of the Brethren

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

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

Evangelical Bible Church

Thurmont United Methodist Church

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

13880 Long Road, Thurmont 301-271-4511

301-271-7574

Harriet Chapel Episcopal

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

GROCERY STORE Food Lion

12625 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont 301-271-4554

233 Tippin Drive, Thurmont 301-271-9949

Lewistown United Methodist Church

4 W. Main Street, Thurmont 301-271-0123

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

Weller’s United Methodist Church

Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

Local Newspapers Catoctin Banner News

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

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

240-626-9980 CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

Trinity United Church of Christ

Walkersville Christian Fellowship

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

15 N. Church Street, Thurmont 301-271-7877

Youth Sports

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Creagerstown

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League

301-271-4397

10625 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-898-9454

7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont 301-271-2087

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

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,593 Postal Zip Code

21793

Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

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

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

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

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


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

WALKERSVILLE CON’T TOWN PARKS Creamery Park

Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and S. Glade Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500 Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

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

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

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

CHURCHES Brethren in Christ

207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544 Calvary Assembly of God

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811 Faith Community Mennonite Church

30 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-0800 Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ

301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC)

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC Walkersville Baseball Association

www.walkersvillebaseball.com/

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

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

Gary Smith Population

912 Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-5100

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

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Woodsboro

Con’t

Libertytown Post Office

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

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

CHURCHES Chapel Lutheran Church

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

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

YOUTH SPORTS Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

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

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council

GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

WORK OUT HERE EVERYONE GETS STRONGER JOIN IN

Choose the membership that supports your community’s well-being

www.frederickymca.org

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

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

301-898-3800

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Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

YMCA of Frederick County

1000 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-663-5131

Green Valley Branch

11791 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia 301-607-6900

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC


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Frederick County Guide – Spring 2012  

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

Frederick County Guide – Spring 2012  

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