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Mount Airy has Four-County Charm Spring 2020

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MARYLAND GOLF

at its finest

With a county population of 300,000 and 13 golf courses, Clustered Spires has earned “Best of Frederick Golf Course”! Golf Digest awards Clustered Spires a HHHH rating. Clustered Spires reputation is a great conditioned golf course with wonderful greens and considered the best value golf course in central Maryland.

CLUSTERED SPIRES GOLF CLUB

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NON-SENIORS RATE

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

SENIORS/60+ RATE

Monday–Friday .............. $33

TWILIGHT RATE

5 pm–Dusk .................... $27

8415 Gas House Pike | Frederick, MD 21701 | 301-600-1295 | ClusteredSpiresGolf.com

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trust your

JOURNEY

DISTINCTIVE STYLE, FABULOUS GIFTS! 17 N. MARKET STREET FREDERICK, MARYLAND

301.668.8075 MollysMeanderings.com Monday–Thursday, 10:30-6 Friday & Saturday, 10:30–9 Sunday, 12–5

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A Message to You from the Senior Services Division of Frederick County: As we support one another to stay safe and well, our “in-person” connections may be limited. This too shall pass, though we may need to apply new approaches as we adjust to this COVID-19 “new normal.”

Please consider the following tips for continued wellness: • Enjoy your living environment. Stay home! And look around you. Maybe you’ll notice something new to enjoy or something old to enjoy again. • Stay rested and drink extra water daily. If you have problems sleeping, listen to classical music before bed instead of the television. • Find Coronavirus Updates at www. frederickcountymd.gov/coronavirus • Need home-based stimulation? Check out our online virtual senior center: https://www. frederickcountymd.gov/8075/Virtual-50Community-Center • Enjoy a daily opportunity to kick back and take a nap if you can. Daytime mental breaks and naps promote emotional, mental & physical wellness. • Watch/read a certain amount of the news….and then enjoy something else! This is a great time to read a book, watch movies, and elevate your mood with comedy. • Remember: your prescriptions can be filled early now. So contact your pharmacy for refills. Keep a 30-day supply of your medications on hand. • Some groceries and pharmacies offer delivery, online ordering and curbside pickup. Call your stores of choice directly or check their website for current services. • If you must go into a store for supplies, go early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid crowds. Ask family, neighbors, and friends for help when needed.

• If you feel sick with a fever, have difficulty breathing, or experience flu-like symptoms, call your primary care physician. She/he will advise you on next steps. If you are advised to be tested for the virus, you will be directed to the closest testing center. Follow your doctor’s orders! We are counting on one another’s heedfulness. • If you do test positive, follow all doctor’s orders, and let your loved ones and neighbors know of your needs. If your condition worsens, call 911. • Reach out by phone to a friend or a neighbor when you feel lonely or have a need to process information. Phone calls are germ free! And conversation is therapeutic. • If you experience anxiety or fear related to COVID-19 or another situation, or if you feel depressed or hopeless, the Frederick County Mental Health Association Hotline is a 24-hour service staffed every day to assist you. Call 211 to access support. • In Frederick County, we remain connected through our care for one another, even when limited to phone or virtual connections. At the Senior Services Division, we remain here to resource you with relevant information & reassurance.

301.600.1234

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­­­­­ FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE A MOVE AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY. No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. Deadline for the Summer issue is June 1, 2020. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.

LETTER

from the editor

PUBLISHER

Donna S. Elbert

publisher@pulsepublishing.net

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Molly Fellin Spence

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COPY EDITOR

Lauren LaRocca

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Ana Lazo Eastep

­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert

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CONTRIBUTORS­­­­

Terry Alban, Brenda Fisher, Gina Gallucci-White, Lauren LaRocca, Dr. Ashley Russell

Living in Frederick County, we are fortunate to have close access to so many vibrant communities with active downtowns. One of these communities is Mount Airy. Though the town is actually part of four counties, for the purposes of our magazine, we’re focusing on its Frederick connection in this issue. Our story begins on Page 58, highlighting a few of the wonderful businesses that make that town what it is. If it’s been a while since you’ve explored Mount Airy’s streets, then it’s time for another visit. From vintage toys to beautiful floral gifts to delicious and creative distilled spirits, there’s certainly something for many to enjoy. Also in this issue, we feature the magical mystery school known as MoonHaven, created by two women who bonded over a mutual interest in sharing the ceremonies and rituals of witchcraft together. Now, MoonHaven has grown into offering classes in tarot, astrology, spirituality, herbalism, magic, manifestation and all manner of metaphysics via pop-up schools around Frederick County. Find out more starting on Page 44.

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As you page through this edition, enjoy learning more about the many people who contribute to our vibrant county, and seeing how you may contribute your talents, too. If you know someone or something that we should feature on these pages, please feel free to email me at molly@pulsepublishing.net.

DISTRIBUTION

Cheers! And Happy Spring!

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

Molly Fellin Spence, editor molly@pulsepublishing.net

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

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Photo courtesy of Ben Gue Gifts and Collectibles of Mount Airy


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

EMERGENCY NUMBERS POLICE/FIRE/ AMBULANCE

  O 911

POISON CONTROL

  O 1-800-222-1222

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

  O 1-800-424-8802

UTILITIES EMERGENCY Electric Potomac Edison

  O 1-800-686-0011 Gas Washington Gas

  O 1-800-752-7520 Water/Sewer

  O 301-600-2194   O 301-600-2187

NON-URGENT NUMBERS

GENERAL NUMBERS

LANDFILL INFORMATION

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE

  O 301-600-1630

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

  O 301-600-2071 FREDERICK COUNTY FIRE MARSHALL

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

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

  O 443-965-2000

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

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

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

  O 301-662-2255 HOSPICE OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 240-566-3030 MISSING CHILDREN MARYLAND

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

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

  O 301-600-1775

  O 301-600-1848 LIBRARY INFORMATION

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

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

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

  O 301-600-1063 PARKS AND RECREATION

  O 301-600-1646 PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

  O 301-600-1546   O 301-600-2558

  O 301-600-2313

(emergency-after hours)

PLANNING AND ZONING

BULK TRASH PICK-UP

  O 301-600-1138

  O 301-600-1035

RECYCLING

CITIZEN SERVICES

  O 301-600-2960

  O 301-600-1063

TRANSIT (TRANSPORTATION)

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

  O 301-600-1100

  O 301-600-2065

COUNTY COURTHOUSE

TOURISM COUNCIL

  O 301-600-1976

  O 301-600-2888

FREDERICK SENIOR CENTER

VITAL RECORDS

  O 301-600-1605

  O 301-600-1029

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

WORKFORCE SERVICES

  O 301-600-1029

  O 301-600-2255

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

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FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1888 N. Market St.

  O 301-662-4164

Frederick

O 301-600-4555

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

offices/frederick-county/

  O 301-663-5895

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE

FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

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www. dhr.maryland.gov/local-

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

  O 301-600-VOTE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

  O 301-600-2206 FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  O 301-644-5000 HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  O 301-600-1061 HUMAN RELATIONS

  O 301-600-1109 HUMAN RESOURCES

  O 301-600-1070   O 301-600-2315

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

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

  O 301-663-0011 THE ARC OF FREDERICK COUNTY

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

  O 301-695-2803

(24-Hour Job Line)

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC – GAS Potomac Edison

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Frederick

  O 1-800-686-0011

24 hours / 7 Days

Ferrellgas

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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Lock Haven, PA

  O 1-800-652-0550

Serving Parts of Frederick County

Washington Gas – Frederick Division

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Frederick

Columbia Propane

OIL COMPANIES

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Aero Energy

Frederick

  O 301-620-9046 Ferrellgas

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Frederick

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Mount Airy, Libertytown,

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1885 Lee's Gas Supply

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Frederick

  O 301-662-5306 Penn Fuel Propane

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Emmitsburg

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

Aero Energy

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Hagerstown

  O 301-797-4887

Servicing Myersville, Thurmont,

  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311

Emmitsburg, and Burkittsville

Amerigas (Columbia Propane)

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

Delivering to Frederick County

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

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Thurmont

  O 301-271-7303 Damascus Fuel Company

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  O 1-800-768-6612 United Propane

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Mount Airy

  O 301-831-5551

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Thurmont

  O 301-898-7116

Frederick

  O 301-663-5422   O 1-800-255-0023

Public Water Information

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Billing Department

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Frederick

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

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Brunswick

Mason Dixon Oil Company

Delivering to Frederick County

West Oil, Inc.

Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management

Suburban Propane Thompson's Gas & Electric Service

Mount Airy

  O 301-829-0244

Farmer's Cooperative Association, Inc.

Carroll Independent Fuel

  O 1-800-258-0606

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WELL AND SEPTIC INFORMATION

Serving southern Frederick County

  O 301-663-6168

Westminster

Voneiff Oil

  O 301-253-2161

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Frederick

Monrovia, and New Market

Damascus

  O 301-620-9046   O 1-800-545-6103

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

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Westminster

  O 301-834-9701   O 301-663-3833

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Service Provided to most of Frederick. Serving oil to

GAS – PROPANE

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Monrovia

  O 410-875-2600   O 1-888-468-4949

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Shawley's Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Frederick

  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311

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Carroll Independent Fuel

  O 301-829-1770   O 1-828-238-5258

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1531

24 hours / 7 Days

  O 301-662-2151

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Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

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Emmitsburg

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

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Frederick

  O 301-663-668

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

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

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

  O 301-600-1719 Water Quality Problems

  O 301-631-3168


CONTENTS Spring 2020

COMMUNITY 12 Six New Inductees Recognized in Frederick County

Sports Hall of Fame

HOMES/REAL ESTATE 18 5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell This Spring BUSINESS 20 Artistic Meters Use ‘Power of Change’ to Help

Local Charities

EDUCATION 23 Funding Public Education When Equal Is Not Equitable HEALTHCARE 18

30 Removing the Confusion About Nutrition and

Popular Diets

SENIORS 40 YMCA Offers Programs for Active Seniors TRANSPORTATION 42 See Frederick on Two Wheels ARTS & LEISURE 44 How Two Women Built the MoonHaven Community 50 Calendar of Events 20

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FREDERICK COUNTY TOWNS 58 Mount Airy is Full of Four-County Charm 64 Towns Throughout Frederick County

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

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SPRING

FREDERICK COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION

Community Events EASTER EGG ROLL

NATURE FEST

April 11, 2020 | 10am-4pm Rose Hill Manor Park

May 2, 2020 | 10am-2pm Catoctin Creek Park

SPRING FESTIVAL

BARK IN THE PARK

April 25-26, 2020 | 10am-4pm Rose Hill Manor Park

May 9, 2020 | 10am-2pm Ballenger Creek Park

301.600.2936 • WWW.RECREATER.COM/EVENTS

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Rustic Elegance & Historic Charm Perched atop one of the highest ridgelines in Gettysburg, framed by historic wood and stone architecture and stunning views of historic Gettysburg battlefields and Hunter Lake, The Lodges at Gettysburg is a destination unlike any other in the area.

It’s peaceful here with a timeless tranquility and rustic elegance that settle you into a relaxed state of mind. Beautifully maintained grounds and lodging are surrounded by 63 acres of rolling Gettysburg countryside, the perfect backdrop for family vacations, outside-the-box meetings and romantic weddings with a dash of historic charm.

685 Camp Gettysburg Rd. • Gettysburg, PA 17325 • 717-642-2500

www.thelodgesatgettysburg.com

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COMMUNITY \\

SIX NEW INDUCTEES RECOGNIZED in Frederick County Sports Hall of Fame Earlier this year, the YMCA of Frederick County hosted a banquet to honor the newest inductees into The Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame collection has been relocated to the Downtown campus of the YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick. In its new location, it will be accessible to the public. Permanent and rotating displays of photographs and memorabilia will honor Frederick County’s finest athletes, coaches and athletic and community supporters. This year’s inductees include:

Record-Setting Baseball Player David Reaver was a four-year starting shortstop for the Linganore Lancers baseball team, led his team to Central Maryland Conference titles in 1998 and 1999, and was selected as first team All-CMC and All-Area, while compiling a .587 batting average. At the University of Richmond, David was a four-year starter, winning the Atlantic 10 regular season championships in 2002 and 2003 and the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship in 2003. In 2002, the baseball team won the most games in school history, going 53–13, and the team was inducted into the University of Richmond Hall of Fame. David set the school record for consecutive games hit streak at 34, holds the all-time University of Richmond and Atlantic 10 Conference singleseason hits record with 104 and 30 doubles. In 2003, David was selected by the New York Mets in the 10th round of the MLB draft. He played three seasons in the Mets organization with the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Port St. Lucie Mets, and the Capital City Bombers.

All-Around Athlete Jeff Comer is one of the best all-around athletes to ever come out of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School. From 1970 to 1972, Jeff was the team captain, leading his youth sports teams to several different championships, including the Maryland State Little League championship, Frederick Midget Football League championship, and the Maryland State Babe Ruth championship. This carried into high school, where Jeff was part of the Maryland State Track and Field 440-yard relay state championship-winning team in the spring of 1974, was selected as an all-state athlete by the Maryland State

Football League in the fall of that year and was a starting forward on the TJ High School Basketball team that won the 1975 Maryland State Championship. That same year Jeff was a regional selection for the Maryland State Scholar Athlete of the Year. Jeff continued his athletic career in the Atlantic Coast Conference at Duke University, where he was the starting split end and three-year letterman from 1976 to 1978. Jeff is still involved today with Duke University’s prestigious Iron Dukes Athletic Booster Club.

Championship Football Coach Rick Conner is described by his colleagues as the best high school football coach ever in Frederick County. In 1998 Rick was inducted into the Western Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2014 was inducted into the Maryland High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. Throughout Rick’s career, he has touched many lives by being a great leader, mentor, and coach, not only on the football field but also by coaching basketball, swimming, track, and as a physical education teacher. Since 2001, as Linganore High School’s head football coach, Rick has racked up three state football championships, four state runners-up, seven regional championships and 10 Conference championships. As a defensive coordinator at Urbana High School, he helped guide them to four consecutive state championships, which is a state record, and 50 consecutive wins. At Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, he was the defensive coordinator and helped guide those teams to two state playoffs, a regional championship, and three conference championships.

Outstanding Tennis Player Phillip Hammond graduated from Frederick High School, where he was an avid and award-winning tennis player. In 1974, he was ranked first in Maryland in the 18-and-under boys doubles division. He attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was a team captain his senior year, leading the squad to the Southern Conference Championships in PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF YMCA

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1976 and 1977. In 1980, he won the Middle Atlantic HusbandWife Mixed Doubles Championship with his wife, Jody. In 2006, Phil won the Maryland State Hardcourt and the Middle Atlantic Clay Court 50-and-over doubles championship. He is a six-time champion of the Rice Radcliffe Singles Tournament and 17-time champion of the J. Richard Remsburg Doubles Tournament at the Frederick Tennis Club. Phil helped build the Mount Saint Mary’s tennis program to a reputable and competitive program in the Northeast Conference from 2004 to 2015 as the program’s coach. He led the Mount’s tennis program to winning seasons seven out of his first 10 years.

Gold Medalist Olympian Gail Gaeng is a graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School. From 2005 to 2011, Gail was part of the Bennett Blazers sports program in Baltimore where she garnered national attention as the 2007 National Wheelchair Basketball Prep Champions and MVP. In 2011, the Blazers finished second at the National Wheelchair Basketball Varsity Championships, and again Gail was named MVP. Gail played wheelchair basketball at the University of Illinois where she was the team captain, two-time First Team Division I All-American, and helped the program place second in the 2015 and 2016 national championships. Gail was a member of the Team USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, team captain, and Gold Medalist in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and was a gold medalist on the 2015 Para Pan-Am Games in Toronto.

She is currently playing for the Chicago Lady Hawks, a semiprofessional team in the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball League, where in 2018 she was named MVP at the National Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Tournament.

Outstanding Swimmer and Olympic Coach Yuri Suguiyama graduated from Urbana High School where he was the Frederick News-Post Swimmer of the Year in 1997 and four-time Frederick County swim champion. He swam for the Curl-Burke Swim Club for five years, winning a national title in the 800 free relay at the 2000 Spring Nationals. Yuri continued his swimming career at the University of North Carolina, where he was a four-year swimmer and holds UNC’s record for the 1000 and 1650 freestyle events. He was an NCAA All-American selection his senior year and three-time All ACC selection. Yuri qualified for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic trials and competed in the 2000 Olympic trials. He was the assistant coach for the University of California men’s swim team that won the 2014 NCAA national title. He currently is the head coach for the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swim teams. Yuri has coached for Team USA and was the individual coach for Kate Ledecky during the 2012 Olympics in London, where the 15-year-old won the gold medal in 800 freestyle.

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Hall of Fame Rising Star This year, the Hall of Fame committee established the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame Rising Star Award to honor an individual or team, who is no older than 19, has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and contributions in their athletic field, and has brought honor to self and Frederick County during the past year. The Hall of Fame Rising Star committee unanimously voted to recognize Saylor Poffenbarger, a 16-year-old girls’ basketball standout from Middletown High School. Saylor is currently a junior at Middletown High School. She was one of only 33 players who received an invitation to try out for the 2019 USA Women’s U16 National Team and in May 2019 was named to the 12-member roster. In June 2019, Saylor helped lead Team USA to a gold medal in the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship, beating Canada 87-37 in the Gold Medal game. Team USA went 6-0 in Puerto Aysan, Chile, beating teams from Brazil, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Chile, Mexico, and Canada. Saylor contributed significantly to the team’s success. She average 18.4 minutes per game, 7.2 points per game and scored 10 points in the gold medal game against Canada. Saylor has been recognized as a 2018 and 2019 All-State first team selection, 2019 All-Area, and 2018-2019 Central Maryland Conference Player of the Year. She has compiled 1,109

points, 597 rebounds, 207 assists, 137 steals, and 149 blocked shot through her sophomore year at Middletown High School. Saylor has verbally committed to play college basketball at the University of Connecticut, the most successful women’s college basketball program in the national with 11 Division I national championships and 19 Final Four appearances since 1995.

+ MORE ABOUT THE Y The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change. http://www.frederickymca.org

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FITNESS William R. Talley Recreation Center

, Frederick

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Restore

Zonta Club of Frederick

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

O 301-600-1492

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The YMCA of Frederick County

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

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917 N. East St. Frederick 21701

DOWNTOWN Y

P.O. Box 3896 Frederick 21705

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1000 N. Market St. Frederick 21701

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

They are dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide and work alongside the community to eradicate violence against women, provide literacy tutoring, and raise funds for scholarships to benefit women in their education.

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11791 Fingerboard Road Monrovia 21770

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

United Way of Frederick County

, 629 N. Market St. Frederick 21701

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

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

@UnitedWayFrederick

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

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5 WAYS to Get Your Home Ready to Sell This Spring

BY BRENDA FISHER, FREDERICK COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Spring is a great time to buy or sell a home. The warmer weather brings buyers out in droves, all of them looking for their next dream home. The housing market in Frederick County has remained steady over the past year, despite a low inventory of listings, which is great news for sellers. If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, now is the time to start making some changes to your home that will make it stand apart from the competition. Here are five tips to get your home ready for the spring market.

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1. Spring cleaning — No one wants to buy a dirty home, and it makes them wonder if the current homeowners have kept up on routine maintenance. Hiring a maid service to deep clean your home before you list it is a great option. 2. Declutter — Beyond spring cleaning, homes that are filled with clutter can have a negative impact on buyers. Pack away knickknacks and family pictures, throw out old magazines, and organize the kid’s toys. Having too much stuff around can make your home feel cramped and messy, which isn’t appealing to buyers. Removing excess is the most cost-effective way to put money in your pocket. The cost is time and energy, so any benefit, in the form of a higher sale price, comes at the lowest possible cost to the homeowner. 3. Spruce up the curb appeal — The front of your home is the first thing buyers see when they come to look at it. Even if your yard isn’t in bloom, pruning bushes and cleaning out flower beds can make a yard look tidy and neat. Consider painting your front door and shutters to give your home a facelift. Make sure your windows are clean, too. 4. Stage your home — Staging your home the right way accents a home’s features and makes it desirable for buyers. You want buyers to picture themselves living there, and the right staging can help with that. Your Realtor can help you find a home stager to help make your house shine. A Realtor® will also have the experience to tell you what sells and what doesn’t, so you know what color to BOTTOM PHOTOGRAPH, COURTESY OF FREDERICK COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

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paint, where to move the furniture and what to purge, among the many decisions that need to be made. 5. Lock up personal items — Once your house is listed, Realtors will begin taking prospective buyers through it. Be sure to put away personal items, such as small electronics, important documents, mail, antiques and other personal property. Not only will you be getting rid of clutter, you’ll also ensure your personal property and information doesn’t get into the wrong hands. Buying or selling real estate is one of the biggest financial transactions you will make in your lifetime. Make sure you have the benefit of a local Realtor® to help you through the process.

+ Buying or selling real estate is one of the biggest financial transactions you will have in your lifetime. Make sure you have the benefit of a local Realtor® to help you through the process. Just remember, not every real estate agent is a Realtor®. A Realtor® is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and guided by the standards of the Realtors Code of Ethics. Local Frederick County Realtors are members of the Frederick County Association of Realtors®, the Maryland Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®. www.fcar.org

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ARTISTIC METERS USE ‘POWER OF CHANGE’ to Help Local Charities Power of Change Frederick is Frederick, Maryland’s newest project to showcase that “the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts,” according to Elin Ross, executive director of Federated Charities. The program uses recycled parking meters as donation stations, attracting and encouraging contributions of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies along the streets of Downtown Frederick. The funds are collectively gathered to support the many nonprofit organizations in the Frederick community. “Together, the donations will have the opportunity to impact and drive real change,” Ross said. “This project epitomized the power of change, both literally and figuratively.” The program launched on June 1, 2019, as the result of an idea brought to Frederick by Ashley Waters, currently the communications manager for the City of Frederick. Waters, who lives with her family in New Market, is an active member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, Woman to Woman Mentoring, Federated Charities, Habitat for Humanity, and a variety of other Frederick organizations. Getting involved in the community is “what I love to do,” Waters said. “Power of Change is another fun way for me to give back to Frederick and to help others find a way to give in a passive way that can really add up to be a big deal.” Waters came across the idea in her hometown of State College, Pennsylvania, where Penn State University is located. There, meters are placed around town and collected funds benefit the nation’s largest student philanthropy, THON, whose mission is to raise money to support children and families affected by childhood cancer. “I’ve always been in love with the meters in State College, as they give everyone a way to give small. But those small gifts of many add up over time,” Waters said. “There is power in the change in our pockets.” Waters moved to Frederick in 2011, and said she fell in love with the generosity of the area’s residents. This generosity, paired with the city’s commitment to public art, seemed like a natural fit for Power of Change. Ross, of Federated Charities, agreed to help Waters launch the project. Leslie Ruby, owner/operator of PopUp Frederick, uses her connections in the community to engage creative artists to decorate the meters. 20

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Power of Change Frederick is supported by Federated Charities, and one of the donation meters is permanently located inside the Federated Charities lobby on Market Street. FCB Bank, a Division of ACNB, was the first corporate sponsor. Other meters will be displayed in Downtown Frederick during community events. During the first quarter of this year, the proceeds from the project will be given to The ARC of Frederick County. Three artists, Hannah Potcner, Rebecca Jackson and Vicki Favilla, have contributed their art to the meters so far. The goal is to get another five to seven meters in circulation in 2020, with beneficiaries changing quarterly.

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FUNDING PUBLIC EDUCATION When Equal Is Not Equitable BY DR. TERRY ALBAN, SUPERINTENDENT, FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Maryland State Department of Education is expected to release figures this spring that, for the first time, will show per-pupil spending by school. Federal legislation in the Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to report per pupil expenditures of federal, state and local funds, including personnel and non-personnel operating expenses, by source, for each district and school. The formula used to determine a school’s per pupil spending divides school costs by enrollment. This means that per pupil costs will likely be higher for schools with lower enrollment. Total school costs are determined by adding school-specific costs to what are called “allocable” costs such as maintenance and operations, special education services and other district-level supports.

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Intended to help add an equity lens to financial decisions, the new reporting is best understood in light of a number of factors. Beyond enrollment and maintenance and operations, a school’s costs reflect the staff’s education and tenure, which determine salaries. Teachers, for example, advance along the pay scale partly according to their years of experience and partly according to the level of education they complete. Another factor that affects per-pupil costs is the complexity of services employed to ensure achievement for various student populations. Providing equitable instruction to students attending a specialized program typically requires expertise and resources beyond those required to meet student needs at other schools. Educational equity is about delivering appropriate academic, social and economic supports to ensure access to opportunities that maximize all students’ potential. Appropriate support does not mean equal support. Equally funding each school without attention to student demographics would fail to provide the equitable opportunities necessary to enable schools to equip each child to achieve success. In addressing one of the greatest concerns the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education reported as “the

unacceptably large achievement gaps among students based on income and race,” we must support equitable rather than equal education funding. As the new per school financial reporting provides an additional lens from which to view education funding, our task is to engage the community in exploring how best to deploy limited funds to do the most for all our students. As education levels rise, we see crime and healthcare costs decline, the cycle of inter-generational poverty begin to break down, family structures and businesses strengthened. Adequate and equitable rather than equal funding will help close achievement and opportunity gaps and support measures that enable all students to achieve. Spring 2020 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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EDUCATION throughout FREDERICK COUNTY COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Frederick Community College

Banner School

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7932 Opossumtown Pike

Frederick

1730 N. Market St.

Frederick

  O 301-846-2400 w frederick.edu

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

Hood College

Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center

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401 Rosemont Ave.

Frederick

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

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16300 Old Emmitsburg Road

Emmitsburg

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

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5350 Spectrum Drive

Frederick

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

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1011 North Market St.

Frederick

Mother Seton School

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

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100 Creamery Road

Emmitsburg

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

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

Saint John’s Regional Catholic School

Friends Meeting School

Frederick

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3232 Green Valley Road

Ijamsville

  O 301-798-0288 w www.friendsmeetingschool.org Friends Meeting School is a premiere K-12 Quaker school which inspires students to change the world. Our confident and compassionate students, encouraged by passionate teachers, become inquisitive leaders who aim to Seek and Speak Truth and Love.

Lucy School Arts-Integrated Curriculum

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9117 Frostown Road

Middletown

  O 301-293-1163 w www.lucyschool.com

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8414 Oppossumtown Pike

  O 301-662-6722 w www.sjrcs.org

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

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6437 Jefferson Pike

Frederick

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

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6642 Carpenter Road

Frederick

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

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5909 Jefferson Pike

Frederick

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

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103 Prospect St.

Middletown

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

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3989 Buckeystown Pike

Buckeystown

  O 301-662-4210

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

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Lincoln Elementary

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Middletown Elementary (grades 3–5)

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5250 Kingsbrook Drive, Frederick

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

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200 Madison St., Frederick

  O 240-236-2650

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201 E. Green St., Middletown

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

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403 Franklin St., Middletown

- Must reside in Frederick County.

  O 240-236-2900

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

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

Butterfly Ridge Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

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

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400 Central Ave., Brunswick

601 Contender Way, Frederick

  O 240-566-0300 Carroll Manor Elementary

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5624 Adamstown Road, Adamstown

  O 240-236-3800

Educare Learning Center

Centerville Elementary

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

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2538 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson

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

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

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801 N. East St., Frederick

  O 301-378-9140

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS) Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban

3601 Carriage Hill Drive, Frederick

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

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10601 Finn Drive, New Market

  O 240-236-5900

191 S. East St., Frederick

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

429 Main St., Myersville

  O 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

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93 W. Main St., New Market

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

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12226 Woodsboro Pike, Keymar

North Frederick Elementary

300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

  O 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary

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9525 Glade Road, Walkersville

  O 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary

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11501 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia

  O 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary

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1285 Hillcrest Drive, Frederick

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1010 Fairview Ave., Frederick

  O 240-236-2000 Oakdale Elementary

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5830 Oakdale School Road, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-3300 Orchard Grove Elementary

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5898 Hannover Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-2400 w http://education.fcps.org/oges/

  O 240-236-3200

Parkway Elementary

Kemptown Elementary

  O 240-236-2600

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3456 Kemptown Church Road, Monrovia

Lewistown Elementary

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Frederick County Board of Education Main Administrative Office

Myersville Elementary

  O 240-236-1500

  O 301-696-6910

http://fcps.org/boe

7421 Hayward Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1400

Emmitsburg Elementary

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

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11119 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary

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11820 Liberty Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1800

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300 Carroll Parkway, Frederick

Sabillasville Elementary

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16210-B Sabillasville Road, Sabillasville

  O 240-236-6000 Spring Ridge Elementary

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9051 Ridgefield Drive, Frederick

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

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805 East Main St., Thurmont

  O 240-236-0900 Spring 2020 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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ABOUT FCPS 2019–20 Enrollment

> nearly 44,000 Enrollment Growth in Past Year

> 1,111 students Graduation Rate

> 92% Employees

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

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

> 27% Eligible for free or reduced-price

school meals

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

Thurmont Primary (grades Pre-K–2)

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

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Tuscarora Elementary

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6321 Lambert Drive, Frederick

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

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1106 Leafy Hollow Circle, Mount Airy

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

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3400 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick

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

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3519 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson

primary language

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

Per Pupil Expenditure

Walkersville Elementary

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

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

> 3.03 Maryland, 2.84 Global, 3.27 Frederick 37 Elementary Schools, Grades Kindergarten–5

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

> Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide

> HeatherRidge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs

> Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori; Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter; and Frederick Classical Charter School. School Bus Riders

> 31,000+ Meals Served Daily

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

> Elementary: $2.65 lunch, $1.60 breakfast > Middle/High: $2.90 lunch, $1.85 breakfast Free and reduced-price meals available to families with limited ability to pay (For details, call 301-644-5061, visit fcps.org/meals or contact the child’s school.)

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83 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-1000 Waverley Elementary

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201 Waverley Drive, Frederick

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

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2400 Whittier Drive, Frederick

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

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12520 Wolfsville Road, Myersville

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

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101 Liberty Road, Woodsboro

  O 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

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8717 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick

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

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

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5525 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

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301 Cummings Drive, Brunswick

  O 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

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7100 Foxcroft Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-9000 Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle

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1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard, Frederick

  O 240-236-4900 Middletown Middle

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100 Martha Mason St., Middletown

  O 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle

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8009 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-4700 w http://education.fcps.org/moms New Market Middle

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125 W. Main St., New Market

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

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9840 Old National Pike, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

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408 E. Main St., Thurmont

  O 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle

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3511 Pontius Ct., Ijamsville

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

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55 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

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515 W. Patrick St., Frederick

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

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11150 Windsor Road, Ijamsville

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


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FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS Brunswick High

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101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick

  O 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

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14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-8100 Frederick High

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650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick

  O 240-236-7000 Gov. Thomas Johnson High

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1501 N. Market St., Frederick

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

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12013 Old Annapolis Road, Frederick

  O 240-566-9700 Middletown High

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200 Schoolhouse Drive, Middletown

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

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5850 Eaglehead Drive, Ijamsville

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

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Career and Technology Center

The ARC of Frederick County

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  O 301-663-0909 w http://arcfc.org

7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-8500 w http://education.fcps.org/ctc

Frederick County Special Olympics

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Earth and Space Science Lab

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Frederick County Virtual School (includes Flexible Evening High School) At Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School

1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard, Room 116

  O 240-236-8450

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

w

http://www.fcps.org/calendar

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

A Down Syndrome Advocacy group in Frederick County

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http://friendsoffredco.org

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

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2940 Point of Rocks Road, Jefferson

  O 240-315-0200

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES w

http://somd.org/frederick-county

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

210 Madison St., Frederick

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

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Maryland School for the Deaf

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http://fcps.org/academics/home-instruction.cfm

101 Clarke Place, Frederick

  O 301-360-2000

TDD: 301-360-2001

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http://msd.edu

Tuscarora High

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5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-6400 Urbana High

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3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

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81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-7200

FCPS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

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7215 Corporate Court, Frederick

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

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8445 Spires Way, Frederick

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

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217 Dill Ave., Frederick

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

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

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

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REMOVING THE CONFUSION about Nutrition and Popular Diets BY DR. ASHLEY L. RUSSELL, FREDERICK NATURAL HEALTH CENTER

Over the years, I have become aware of how much confusion there is around basic nutrition concepts. Unfortunately, the “food pyramid” is nonsense and has created misinformation about what is and isn’t healthy eating. As a naturopathic doctor, nutrition is one of the core areas I address with each patient, as it has links to practically every health condition. I am convinced that if people understood the basics about nutrition, our rates of chronic diseases would reduce drastically.

favorite proteins, also contains some fat and carbohydrates. And yes, vegetables, which fall under the carbohydrate category since that is the bulk of what they are made of, also contain some fat and protein.

What follows is a lesson in nutrition, where I highlight some common diets people follow, along with their pros and cons.

Proteins, perhaps the least confusing macronutrient, are the major building blocks of our body. They are composed of small molecules called amino acids that string together like a necklace to form a protein.

Nutrition Basics There are three major macronutrient groups: fats, carbohydrates and proteins. They are called macronutrients because we need to consume them in large amounts on a daily basis. Each macronutrient has different functions in the body, but interestingly, the body can convert one group to another if needed (there are, of course, exceptions to this).  For example, if you’re eating extra carbohydrates, your body converts them to fat (specifically triglycerides) to store them. A common misconception about macronutrients is that all calories are created equal, i.e., 40 calories from carbohydrates are the same as 40 calories from fats or proteins. But carbohydrates are not metabolized in the same way as fats, fats are not metabolized in the same way as proteins, and proteins are not metabolized in the same way as carbohydrates. The types and amounts of macronutrients you eat, not just calories, can make a big difference in your health. Also, what you pair foods with can affect their digestion. Eating a donut, which is almost all carbohydrates, is very different than eating a balanced meal with salmon, steamed broccoli and brown rice. Another fact that can cause confusion is that all foods contain all of the macronutrients. We just categorize them based on what they contain a majority of. For example, chicken, one of America’s 30

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Proteins make up our enzymes and some of our hormones, form structures (such as collagen and muscles) and even assist with transportation of nutrients and wastes (hemoglobin in blood are proteins). Proteins are vital to our existence. Of the protein building blocks, there are 20 amino acids, of which nine are what we call “essential.” Essential amino acids have to be ingested daily in order to have high enough amounts to function. Nonessential amino acids can be converted from other essential or nonessential amino acids, so we’re not as concerned if they are lacking in your daily nutrition. In general, animal foods contain all the essential amino acids. When it comes to plants, only soy and quinoa contain all the essential amino acids. That being said, as long as you’re mixing your plant forms (i.e., nuts and grains) you should be able to get all the essential amino acids throughout the day without consuming animal products.

Carbohydrates Proteins, perhaps the least confusing macronutrient, are the major building blocks of our body. They are composed of small molecules called amino acids that string together like a necklace to form a protein. Proteins make up our enzymes and some of our hormones, form structures (such as collagen and muscles) and even assist with


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transportation of nutrients and wastes (hemoglobin in blood are proteins). Proteins are vital to our existence. Of the protein building blocks, there are 20 amino acids, of which nine are what we call “essential.” Essential amino acids have to be ingested daily in order to have high enough amounts to function. Nonessential amino acids can be converted from other essential or nonessential amino acids, so we’re not as concerned if they are lacking in your daily nutrition. In general, animal foods contain all the essential amino acids. When it comes to plants, only soy and quinoa contain all the essential amino acids. That being said, as long as you’re mixing your plant forms (i.e., nuts and grains) you should be able to get all the essential amino acids throughout the day without consuming animal products.

Fats

Important to note, there are essential fatty acids. Just like the essential amino acids, they are fats that have to be eaten every day and are essential to functioning. They cannot be converted or made from other fats or nutrients. (Notice there are no essential carbohydrates.)

Popular Diets Now that we have a very basic understanding about the major macronutrients, let’s briefly highlight the different diets that are popular.

Ketogenic Diet One of the more popular diets right now is the ketogenic, or keto, diet. The ketogenic diet was formulated more than 80 years ago to help treat children with epilepsy. The main premise behind the diet is to eat high amounts of fat and limit protein and carbohydrates, which puts the body into ketosis.

In general, fats make up a variety of hormones, help us to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients, store energy, and maintain the membranes of our cells (what is supposed to stay out stays out, and what is supposed to stay in stays inside the cell).

Ketosis is when the body uses fat for energy instead of carbohydrates, so essentially, you are burning fat. When you’re in ketosis, ketones are produced, which is something that can be measured in blood or urine. Ketosis itself is not harmful. Where things can go wrong is if the levels of ketones build up too high and cause ketoacidosis. This can occur in those with diabetes, where the levels of ketones and blood sugar are too high and create a dangerous acidic state in the body.

They are roughly categorized as fatty acids (think omega 3s), cholesterol, phospholipids and triglycerides. Each has its own functions and importance.

Most people today who follow a keto diet are really following a diet that more closely resembles Atkins, which is low carb and high in protein and fats. It is very common for someone to say they are

Our final macronutrient, and by far the most misunderstood, is fat. There are several subtypes of fats that each have different and specific functions.

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following a keto diet but not actually measuring ketones in their urine to ensure they are in ketosis. In addition to treating epilepsy, the keto diet has been shown to help with weight loss and improve blood sugar and insulin levels. However, it comes with a host of downsides, including increased occurrence of kidney and gallstones, abnormal liver function, dehydration, bone thinning, increased bleeding, GI issues (constipation or diarrhea) and menstrual irregularities.

Paleo Diet Another popular diet is the Paleo diet. This is also known as the Stone Age or Caveman diet. The premise behind the Paleo diet is that we live in a world with an abundance of processed foods, nothing our ancestors would recognize. Following a Paleo diet involves eliminating processed foods and grains (bye bye, breads, cereals, rice, etc.) and focusing on proteins and fibers. The Paleo diet has been shown to help with weight loss and blood sugar regulation, just like the keto diet. However, due to the elimination of processed foods, it has also been shown to reduce inflammation. The downside to following a Paleo diet is that it takes a lot of planning and requires meal preparation. Another consideration: because you’re focusing on high protein, usually in the form of meat, quality of meat is important. Eating animals that are fed corn or other refined grains can have detrimental impacts 32

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on your health. In addition, too much protein can be hard on your kidneys. Another thought to consider is the produce that is available to us today is very different than what our ancestors had access to. Due to the development of agricultural practices, we have delicious plants like broccoli and cauliflower that was not available in its current form years ago.

Atkins Diet The next popular diet that is still around is Atkins. The Atkins diet was developed in the 1970s by Dr. Robert Atkins, a cardiologist. He found a link between high carbohydrates and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, and created a low-carbohydrate diet. The Atkins diet is more involved than just reducing carbohydrates. It involves four phases of carbohydrate restriction, as well as counting carbohydrate consumption. When followed according to plan, the Atkins diet has been shown to help reduce weight, blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as regulate blood sugar. The downsides to following the Atkins diet is that carb counting can become tedious, and the phases can be hard to follow. In addition, Atkins does allow processed foods.

Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting is just like it sounds: you fast intermittently. Some choose to fast one day a week or limit the hours during


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which you eat each day. The most popular iteration of intermittent fasting is avoiding eating for 16 hours and only eating during an eight-hour window. Intermittent fasting has been shown to reduce weight and improve insulin levels. However, a lot of the studies showing benefits have been done on animals, and of the studies done on humans, most have focused on men, so limited information is available on how it affects women and hormone-dependent processes like fertility and thyroid conditions. Since the only rule is the time that you eat, intermittent fasting is probably one of the easiest diets to follow. And the idea behind breakfast was to “break the fast,” so there is some inherent wisdom to not eating at all hours of the day and night. However, you could still be following intermittent fasting and eat all the candy, cookies, ice cream and soda that you’d want, as long as it’s in your chosen window of time.

Plant-Based Diets While multiple iterations of plant-based diets exist (vegan and vegetarian being the most popular), the main premise is to eliminate animal products, primarily meat. Plant-based diets have been shown to help with weight loss and lower cholesterol levels. By limiting your use of animal products, it helps the environment, too, since it takes a lot more resources to produce meat compared to vegetables.

That being said, some people just love meat — or cheese or eggs — and find following a plant-based diet difficult. And candy, chips and soda is often plant-based, so it’s possible to follow a plant-based diet but eat limited amounts of vegetables. Another trap that people can fall into is eating a lot of the fake meat products for protein, which tend to be soy-based. Consuming soy in moderation is OK but not something you want to eat with every meal. Whether or not you choose to follow a diet, research has shown the benefits of making small, consistent changes over time. So perhaps this year you may consider forgoing the latest fad diet, since none of them are without faults, and instead focus on improving your habits toward better health, like meal planning and prepping or doing some kind of physical activity every day, no matter how brief. Small changes over time lead to large improvements in the long run.

+ Dr. Ashley L. Russell is a naturopathic doctor, owner of Frederick Natural Health Center, and an expert on natural treatments for women’s health. She teaches nutrition, anatomy and physiology at Frederick Community College and teaches regularly at The Common Market.

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YMCA OFFERS PROGRAMS for active seniors For older Frederick County residents looking to stay fit and healthy as they age, the YMCA of Frederick County has a wide range of program and services for everyone, including active older adults and seniors. The Y offers activities from water exercise to yoga to dance classes. Learn more about the variety of programs below. Group Exercise

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YMCA focuses on overall wellness, empowering guests to tailor their own plan toward healthier living by choosing how to accomplish wellness goals. Group Fitness classes include BodyPump, Boot Camp, Cycling, Kettlebells, Step & Abs, Zumba, Total Body and others. Classes for active older adults include Tai Chi, Hatha Yoga, Go Lo and others.

Recreational dance classes are designed for adults who want to learn and explore dance class as an art. Dancers of all levels are invited to join. Classes included are Dance Basics, Ballroom, Dancer Conditioning, Tap, Hip Hop, Theater Dance and Acrobatics.

Personal Training Regardless of your fitness background or goals, the YMCA can find a trainer for you at the Y. The trainers’ expert advice and personalized attention can provide seniors with the edge to keep you motivated and overcome fitness plateaus. All trainers are certified through nationally accredited fitness organizations and are required to complete continuing education courses to keep them on top of the newest information in exercise science.

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SEE FREDERICK on Two Wheels Springtime is a great time to get outside and get on that bike. And Frederick is a wonderful place to do just that, with plenty of opportunities for exploring on two wheels and several organizations to support your efforts. The Frederick Bicycle Coalition works with governmental organizations and individuals to promote greater access for cyclists in the Frederick County region. The nonprofit organization primarily works to improve access for bicyclists and works toward trail creation. Its projects include creation of the East Street Pump Track and placement of five public bike pumps. The group is also leading a campaign to extend the East Street Rail Trail to Heritage Farm Park in Walkersville alongside the Walkersville Southern Railroad. The Monocacy Crossing Trail will provide a safe and vital pathway between Frederick city and county. The coalition states that the trail is “a tremendous opportunity to grow and improve the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure of the City of Frederick and Frederick County. These improvements encourage an active lifestyle and present options for residents who like the idea of using human power to travel and be experience the beauty of Frederick but are uncomfortable doing so on the open road.” For more on the coalition and its efforts, visit bikefrederick.org.

Bike Through History One option for folks wanting to explore on two wheels is the Frederick History Bicycle Loop, created by Visit Frederick. It takes cyclists on a self-guided tour through the City of Frederick. The tour includes structures, character sketches and stories representative of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and traverses a vibrant Maryland Main Street community. Ride along the city’s Carroll Creek Park, which has grown from a “miraculous” flood control project into an economic boom and artistic masterpiece.

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Next, explore the city’s 50-block historic district and stop in at Mount Olivet Cemetery, the final resting place of Francis Scott Key, the man who wrote our country’s national anthem. All this and more compacted into Visit Frederick’s casual 10-mile bike ride. Allow at least two hours for the ride; or better yet, spend the entire day visiting the historic sites and museums on the ride through the historic section of the “City of the Clustered Spires.”

Join the Club For cycling enthusiasts, the Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club (frederickpedalers.org) was founded in 1973. The club is a nonprofit, volunteer-led organization that promotes bicycling in Frederick County by leading rides, conducting cycling classes and cycling outreach activities. The club strongly promotes safe cycling; ride participants are expected to obey all traffic laws and show courtesy to other riders and motorists. Riders younger than 16 years of age are welcomed when accompanied by a parent or guardian; riders who are 16 or 17 may ride on their own, but must have approval of a parent or guardian. The club hosts several social events during the year, including a picnic in the summer and a dinner in the fall. The annual club meeting is held late winter and is a mix of socializing and discussing the club’s business. Year-round on Sundays, the club hosts a Monocacy Middle School Ride, starting at 11:30 a.m., at Monocacy Middle School in Frederick. The ride is between 20 and 25 miles, with a slightly different route each week. Rain, snow or icy roads cancel the ride.


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The Frederick Pedalers have a well-deserved reputation as a “friendly” club. Most rides are somewhat social, and it is club policy to not drop a rider. Members advise newbies to “be conservative” in choosing your first few club rides, especially if this is your first bike club experience. You can contact clubmail@ frederickpedalers.org if you would like additional information about group riding or ride classes.

High Wheel Race The City of Frederick is home to the only high-wheel race in the United States—the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race (highwheelrace.com). This unique racing event takes over the streets of historic Downtown Frederick each August. Racers ride original or replica high-wheel bicycles dating from the late 19th century. To celebrate these historic machines, the event features riders dressed in vintage clothing. The race is a one-hour criterium (multi-lap) race of high-wheels along a 0.4mile route through the historic downtown. This year’s race will be held on Aug. 1.

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MAGICAL MYSTERY SCHOOL How two women built the MoonHaven community BY LAUREN LAROCCA

You could say MoonHaven School of Magic began intuitively and has grown organically since its start, as if it’s had a life of its own. Founded by Julie Skaarup and Catie Peiper, the popup school is the only one of its kind in Frederick, offering classes in tarot, astrology, spirituality, herbalism, magic, manifestation and all manner of metaphysics. Its humble but powerful beginnings started a few years back, when Skaarup and Peiper accidentally started a coven. “Because my house number is 13, I started hosting all the holy days at my house,” Skaarup explained. “Catie and I wanted to celebrate spiritually together and share ceremony and ritual. So we were like, let’s invite all our friends, and maybe they won’t think we’re too weird. Maybe they’ll just see it as us sharing something we like with them.” They were surprised when more than a dozen friends showed up for the first gathering of Samhain, and even more surprised to learn that many of them were interested in witchcraft and learning more about it. One of them asked, “Are we a coven now?” “I think maybe we are,” Skaarup responded. The coven became an incubator. A core group of about six began meeting regularly and sharing and learning from one another. “We wanted to create a safe community for people,” Skaarup said. “We would talk a lot about how it was so nice to have community and be able to talk about these ideas that are so important to us,” Peiper added. Next, the owner of Roots & River Yoga in Brunswick invited Skaarup and Peiper to teach a tarot class at the studio, which was the start of their teaching publicly. It was a huge success. They taught several classes there over the course of a year before committing to opening their magic school, which they formally opened two years ago. 44

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“The calling was so strong, I just knew I had to do it,” Skaarup said. “I had to open this business. It needed to happen. And people have responded. It’s been very meaningful for people.”

A Meeting of Minds + Souls Growing up, Skaarup was always doing witchy things, but she didn’t have a name for it until she was older. “I have these memories of being in the backyard, smooshing together plants and making potions and looking up at the moon and twirling around and calling her things like Grandmother Moon,” she said. “I had these moments of reverence and connection to nature, but for me personally, it was the word ‘witch.’ I remember the day that word became part of my life. I ran around the house like a crazy person, saying, ‘I’m a witch, I’m a witch, I’m a witch!’ It was this breakthrough, beautiful moment. It was like I was finally allowed to be this thing that I didn’t even know existed in the real world. It felt like fire, when I started using that word. It was like this powerful thing to be.” She went on to study Chinese astrology, runes, chakra energy work, crystals, mythology and theater and also became a yoga instructor. Peiper, meanwhile, was raised on metaphysical and spiritual books and fantasy and sci-fi stories. She’d go to bookstores and the library to pick up whatever she could find. The day she finished reading the last book in the mythology section of the library, she actually cried.


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“My father was an Episcopalian minister, but before that he’d been a chemistry professor,” Peiper said. “So he was a scientist who read German philosophers and Buddhist philosophy and taught the New Testament, and I was an 8- or 9-year-old talking about metaphysics. On top of that, my mother is a mental health therapist, and my grandmother was sort of …superstitious… [and] taught me some of that more esoteric stuff. So even though I grew up ‘the preacher’s daughter,’ I kind of grew up with a magical sense of reality. Reality has never been mundane, but I kind of kept that to myself for a very long time.”

The word “magic” can come with a stigma, too. Skaarup defines it as such: “The practice of magic is the intentional direction of energy in order to make a change in your physical reality. For Catie and I, that means starting at a soul level and working through intuitive guidance and direction.”

Skaarup and Peiper met as English majors at Hood College in 2005, when they were living in the same dorm.

Being a popup school has its advantages, too.

MoonHaven seemed to spring up at just the right time — and just the right place. While they’ve led workshops throughout the region, they’ve noticed that Frederick has brought them their best, most receptive audiences. Frederick seems ripe for something like this.

“Really what helped form our friendship was tarot. We started teaching each other tarot,” Peiper said.

“It means we get to touch on different communities and network really nicely,” Skaarup said. “We really have a fun time trying to tailor the event to the location.”

Asked if they think they knew each other in a past life, they just laughed. That’s a no-brainer. “Oh, 100 percent,” Skaarup said.

They co-teach several of the core classes, often building off of one another’s energy and ideas in an intuitive way.

Building a Magical Community

“Not everyone needs to read the book,” Peiper pointed out. “Sometimes people need to hear what you got from the book.”

The taboo of the word “witch” has been dissolving noticeably since the two became friends. “Social media and the internet have been phenomenal for normalizing everything,” Peiper said. “People are exposed to it on Instagram or Tumblr now.”

“We teach an essentialist theory of metaphysics,” Skaarup said. “We don’t teach Wicca or hoodoo or druidism. I’m glad that’s resonating with our students. No one feels excluded.” Usually classes are about a half-and-half mix of new and experienced students and cover a diverse demographic.

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“We expected sweet, young, basic witches who wanted to get into metaphysics,” Skaarup said, “and what we got were ladies on the verge of their crone wisdom years who were ready to dive in in a deep way. We started with that lovely, older lady generation, but we just expanded. Our workshops today have almost as many men as women in it, a very wide age range, different cultural backgrounds and sexual and gender orientations.” “Everyone’s coming from so many different perspectives,” Peiper said. Skaarup and Peiper teach a core offering of essential classes, but they also invite other instructors who have taught everything from tea-leaf readings and kitchen witchery to metaphysical hygiene and astrology. They also created an apprenticeship program for people who were ready for deeper work but possibly not ready to dive in as instructors. The mentor and student have a planning session, and the student decides the topic and duration of his or her program. There’s also a bartering option, so they can offer services in exchange for education. “MoonHaven has given me a legitimacy to my personal practice because the deeper my personal practice is, the deeper the well I can pull from when teaching,” Skaarup said. “It helps me feel validated in taking that time for myself and my studies. I can invest in my spiritual practice, and I should invest in my spiritual practice — my

time and money and effort — because it pays dividends when I can sit down in front of a group of people and answer their really esoteric questions with an experienced, informed answer based on my life. I can say, ‘Yeah, when I’m meditating and feel that sensation, here’s what I do.’”

+ FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.moonhavenmagic.com UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: April 19 — Intuitive Magic: The Subtle Senses Discover the difference between intuitive work and energy work in this workshop dedicated to perception of subtle realms and realities. Explore theories and traditional ideas about the subtle senses and how they are used in a magical or spiritual practice. June 7 — Runes: Divination, Mythology, & Magic MoonHaven co-founder Julie Skaarup will lead you into the mystery and lore behind the ancient alphabet of Norse culture. Explore how these simple, elegant symbols can open up worlds of wisdom and magic to enrich your practice and your life. June 20 — Energetic Magic: The Force of Nature Learn and discuss the role that subtle energy plays in the practice of manifestation in this foundational workshop. Explore tactile energetic techniques, theories of energy and magic, and basic safety and energetic cleansing protocols.

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Thurmo nt Wineries

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Cunningham Falls State Park

Covered Bridges

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ART CENTERS & GALLERIES The ArtistAngle Gallery

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124 S. Carroll St.

Frederick

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

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40 S. Carroll St.

Frederick

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

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5 E. Second St. and

11 W. Patrick St., Suite 201, Frederick

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

MUSEUMS Beatty Cramer House

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Liberty Road, Frederick

  O 301-668-2086 Brunswick Heritage Museum

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B40 W. Potomac St.

Brunswick

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

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Frederick

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

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48 E. Patrick St.

Frederick

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

Roger Brooke Taney House

Disabled Sports USA

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121 S. Bentz St.

Frederick

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

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

, Talley Recreation Center

121 N. Bentz St. Frederick

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

Parks-Recreation

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

YMCA

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1000 N. Market St.

Frederick

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

SPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

  O 301-600-1650 w www.rosehillmuseum.com

Baltimore Chapter – Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS)

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

  O 410-771-4606 w www.barsinfo.org

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1611 N. Market St.

Frederick

, 1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick

  O 301-663-3885 The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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339 S. Seton Ave.

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Baltimore

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

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Annapolis

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

Rockville

  O 301-217-0960 w www.disabledsportsusa.org Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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Baltimore

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

NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

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

Gambrill State Park

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

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

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

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Jefferson

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Catoctin Mountain Park

Greenbrier State Park

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

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

w nps.gov/pohe National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park

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South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg

  O 301-477-1000 w firehero.org

STATE PARKS

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

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Boonsboro

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

South Mountain Recreation Area

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

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State Park Reservations

Washington Monument

maryland.gov

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

  O 1-888-432-2267 State Park w https://parkreservations. Located atop South Mountain Cunningham Falls State Park The William Houck Area is 3 miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 (lake, falls and camping); the Manor Area is 3 miles south of Thurmont off U.S. Route 15 (aviary, camping, Catoctin Iron Furnace). Swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing, campsites and camper cabins available April through October.

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, Middletown

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


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EVENTS throughout FREDERICK COUNTY

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

APRIL Living History

April 1 to Sept. 30, recurring weekly from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays

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

O 301-447-6606 w https://setonshrine.org Step back in time and discover how people lived and worked in the early 1800s in Emmitsburg. Elizabeth Ann Seton came to Emmitsburg in 1809 and opened her school for girls in 1810. Discover what life was like at the school after it opened.

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Frederick is honored to welcome Vu Le, nationally recognized blogger of NonprofitAF. Vu is a writer, speaker and former executive director of a Seattle nonprofit that promotes social justice. NonprofitAF candidly examines the joys and frustrations of the nonprofit sector, challenges established norms and provokes discussions. He will stretch your current thinking and bring a different perspective to nonprofit management.

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org

“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”

Straight No Chaser: The Open Bar Tour April 1, 7:30 p.m.

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

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses, think again. Straight No Chaser have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base and numerous national TV appearances with the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music.

“Angels in America Part One: The Millenium Approaches”

April 2 to 26, ASL interpreted show April 10

, Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick

O 301-694-4744, marylandensemble.org Winner of Tony and Pulitzer prizes, “Angels in America, Part 1” is set in 1985 New York City. Prior and Louis are a young gay couple devastated by the news that Prior has AIDS. Meanwhile, Mormon lawyer Joe is offered a promotion by his boss, the infamous Roy Cohn, all the while keeping a secret from his wife, Harper. Prepare for the hilarious, the tragic and the supernatural. For mature audiences only.

Frederick Nonprofit Summit presents Vu Le April 2, 10 a.m.

April 3 to 25, 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. on Sundays

, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick

O 301-662-6600 w www.wayoffbroadway.com From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem Ken Ludwig comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Three actors play 43 other characters to bring this classic to life onstage.

April First Saturday April 4, 3 to 9 p.m.

, Downtown Frederick

O 301-698-8118 w downtownfrederick.org First Saturday means all-day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way. During April First Saturday, explore the secret alleyways and hidden corners of Downtown Frederick.

Bunny Train

April 4, 5 and 11 at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

, Walkersville Southern Railroad

34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville

O 301-898-0899 w wsrr.org/ws The Easter Bunny visits with families during the hour and a 10-minute train ride. Enjoy juice and Uncle Ralph’s cookies in the museum after your ride. Reservations required.

Schifferstadt Opening Day April 4, noon to 4 p.m.

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Schifferstadt Architectural Museum 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick

O 301-663-3885 w www.fredericklandmarks.org Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, one of two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Frederick County. This rare stone house was built by early German settlers in 1758 and was the home of the Brunner Family. Enjoy free arts and crafts, musical entertainment, and refreshments.

Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents “Strings and Things” April 4, 8 p.m.

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

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org Be mesmerized by the music of Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Bizet. Peabodytrained Maestro Glenn Quader will conduct the FSO in their return to the Weinberg.

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April-May-June Booze & Bites Tour

April 4, 2 to 4:30 p.m.; recurring weekly on Saturdays through June

, Taste Frederick Food Tours Market Space, Frederick

O 240-415-8356 w www.tastefrederickfoodtours.com Explore a bit of hip and historic Downtown Frederick through its food and beverage scene. Sample drinks from unique stops, including a speakeasy-style restaurant, wine shop, distillery and craft brewery. The tour includes light appetizers. With the help of local libation experts, you’ll have all the info your need to make your day out one to remember. They are full of suggestions for bars to hit later, late-night snack stops, other drinks that should be on your list, and other tips and hints. Private group tours available.

no work and all play as animals run wild, taking advantage of Bob’s lack of experience. Will the animals come clean about their devious tricks, or is there more to Brother Bob than meets the eye? This musical adaptation of the 2002 New York Times bestselling book turns the barnyard upside down.

Heritage Frederick’s Genealogy Weekend Package

April through December on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

, Heritage Frederick

24 E. Church St., Frederick

O 301-663-1188, ext. 105 w frederickhistory.org Two-day admission to the Frederick County Archives and Research Center (Saturday and Sunday); a 30-minute tour of our Research Center/Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays; a folder containing genealogy tips, a guide to properly care for your family’s documents/books/photos, extra paper for taking notes and a voucher for 10 free photocopies.

Living History at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine April 4, 11 a.m.; April 5, 4 p.m.

, National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick

Egg-citement at Westview Promenade April 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

, Westview Promenade

5243 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick

O 443-613-8709 w shopwestview.com

O 301-695-1864 w www.civilwarmed.org A living history event featuring Blue and Gray Hospital Association members at the museum throughout the day describing the medical history of America’s bloodiest conflict. Dressed as members of the Confederate medical department and armed with period medical equipment, the unit brings a unique perspective to understanding the conflict.

Scavenger Fun Hunt throughout the Promenade where children will receive a giveaway at participating stores. Along the way, look for Easter eggs with candy surprises.

Market Street Food Tour

“Giggle, Giggle Quack”

Downtown Frederick

April 4 to 11

, Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick

O 301-694-4744 w marylandensemble.org Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck who’s always causing trouble. Farmer Brown takes off for a well-deserved vacation, leaving his brother Bob, an accountant from the city, in charge. Soon it’s

April 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., recurring weekly on Saturdays and Sundays through June 28

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum Tour

April 4, 1 to 4 p.m., recurring weekly on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 12

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Schifferstadt Architectural Museum 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick

O 301-663-3885 A surprisingly complete story of the pioneer days of Frederick County, nearly 300 years ago, can be learned by touring the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum. The house is one of the oldest in Frederick County and one of the best examples in America of how German settlers adapted their traditions to the American frontier. Its distinctively German features led the U.S. Department of the Interior to name it a National Historic Landmark.

Sky Pop!

April 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., occurs on first Saturdays for April through October

, Sky Stage

59 S. Carroll St., Frederick

O 301-662-4190 w www.skystagefrederick.com Sky Pop! Artist Market brings artists, makers, bakers and craftspeople to Sky Stage. Come sample the delights of our regional creative talent.

, Taste Frederick Food Tours

Carillon Recitals in Baker Park

O 301-658-7520 w www.tastefrederickfoodtours.com

, Baker Park Carillon

Embark on a three-hour guided walking tour and culinary adventure through Downtown Frederick and enjoy food and drink tastings at unique local restaurants and specialty food shops while getting a taste of the city’s history and happenings. All food tastings are included in the ticket price and for most people are enough for lunch. Meeting location given at time of ticket purchase.

April 5, 12:30 to 1 p.m., recurring on first, second, third and fourth Sundays through October Baker Park, Frederick

O 301-788-2806 w jwidmann@yahoo.com Carillon Recitals at the Joseph Dill Baker Memorial Carillon in Baker Park, featuring City Carillonneur John Widmann on the 49-bell carillon of bronze bells played with fists and feet on a keyboard of batons and pedals.

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C A L E N DA R O F E V E N T S \\ Historic Frederick Walking Tour

April 5, occurs on the fourth and fifth Saturdays of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the first, second and third Sundays of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

, Heritage Frederick, 24 E. Church St., Frederick O 301-663-1188 w frederickhistory.org

Experience the history and beauty of downtown as knowledgeable guides share the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick.

Open Museum Days

April through September on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m.

, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society

12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont

O 443-463-6437 w catoctinfurnace.org

On-site at The Delaplaine: The Language of Hip Hop - Mass Incarceration April 9, 7 to 8 p.m.

, Delaplaine Arts Center

40 S. Carroll St., Frederick

O 301-600-1630 w www.fcpl.org America only holds 25 percent of the world’s population, yet it has the highest prison population in the world. African-Americans only make up 12 percent of that population but represent 33 percent of the federal and state prison population, clearly a disproportionate amount of people. It is because of how the prison system has shaped Black America that many Hip Hop artists are fighting for criminal justice and prison reform. With Prof. Shemica Sheppard from Frederick Community College.

59 S. Carroll St., Frederick

O 301-662-4190 w www.skystagefrederick.com All levels. Bring a mat and thirst quencher. Check the Facebook page in the event of inclement weather. Your $10 donation supports Heartly House.

Sky Stage Literature Series

April 8, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., recurring on the second Wednesday of each month from April through October

, Sky Stage

59 S. Carroll St., Frederick

O 301-662-4190 w www.skystagefrederick.com Sky Stage hosts a varying roster of poetry and prose writers and writers’ groups for readings followed by an open mic. Hosts include the Frederick Writers Salon, Rod Deacey & the DC Beats, Maryland Writers Association and Slant Light Poets. Beer/wine available.

Easter Egg Roll

April 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

, Sky Stage

7554 Green Valley Road, Frederick

, Sky Stage

Adventure Park USA is hosting an Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt. Families can hop on over to Maryland’s largest family entertainment center for a morning of face painting, crafts and photos with the Easter Bunny while enjoying a meal. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., and the egg hunt will immediately follow. After the event, guests are encouraged to stay and enjoy the park’s attractions.

April 15, 7 to 10 p.m., recurring monthly on third Wednesdays through October

, Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyar

April 7, 6 to 7 p.m., recurring weekly on Tuesdays

O 301-865-6800 w adventureparkusa.com

Salsa Under the Stars

April 5, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Yoga with Yogamour

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Adventure Park USA 11113 W. Baldwin Road, Monrovia

Bring a basket and enjoy Easter Bunny, games, face painting, inflatables, animals, hay rides, egg rolls and more. Food available for purchase. All ages. Advance registration suggested.

Yoga and Wine Tasting with Morgan Dorsey

Join local yogi extraordinaire Morgan Dorsey for an outdoor yoga session that overlooks a gorgeous vineyard. Bring a mat, stretch out, and enjoy a post-yoga wine tasting.

April 11, 8 to 10 a.m.

O 301-600-2936 w recreater.com/31/events

Tour the historic Collier’s Log House and enjoy videos on ironmaking, peruse historic clothing and other artifacts, and shop in the museum store. Pick up a self-guided tour and hike the cemetery trail to the furnace.

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Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt

59 S. Carroll St., Frederick

April Verch Band

O 301-662-4190 w www.skystagefrederick.com

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Join Frederick Salsa instructor Silvia Yacoubian under the stars as she teaches about Hispanic culture through dance. Lesson starts at 7 p.m. followed by dancing to Latin beats by DJ or live bands. All ages. Beer/wine available for purchase with ID.

April 11, 7:30 to 9 p.m. New Spire Stages, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick

O 301-620-4458 w newspirearts.org This Ottawa Valley native has garnered praise from music’s heavy hitters including NPR, Rolling Stone, No Depression and more, for her fresh and feisty approach to deep North Americana. Verch’s signature fiddle sound blends together regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana, resulting in a well-rounded tourde-force of traditional sounds. Her delicate voice, energetic footwork and stunning playing have brought her to stages across the globe.

Art & Architecture Walking Tour

April 11, recurring on second Saturdays at 11 a.m. and fourth Sundays at 1:30 p.m. through October

, Heritage Frederick

24 E. Church St., Frederick

O 301-663-1188 w frederickhistory.org Look at Frederick with new eyes. Experience the history and beauty of downtown as we explore some of the popular architectural styles, local art and history. 90-minute tour.

Thurmont Restaurant Week April 17 to 24 on Fridays

, Throughout Thurmont

O 240-626-9980 w www.thurmontmainstreet.com Participating restaurants will offer a prix-fixe menu at appetizing prices. and Gambrill State Parks. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must supply their own tackle and bait. Call to register.

From Civil War to Civil Rights: Expanding the Vote April 18, 1 p.m.

, Monocacy National Battlefield 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick

O 301-662-3515 w www.nps.gov/mono Explore how the Civil War and Reconstruction affected the expansion of voting rights in the United States. Through images, story and facilitated dialogue, consider the connection between the 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. In 2020, the United States is commemorating the PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF VISIT FREDERICK

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Bluegrass, Brew and Barbecue Festival

National Christian Choir Concert

, Red Shedman Farm Brewery

13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy

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

National Parks Week

O 301-831-5889 w redshedman.com

O 301-447-6606 w setonshrine.org

, Monocacy National Battlefield

The Festival combines craft beer, music and barbecue and takes place on Linganore Winecellar’s rolling acres in the countryside, the perfect setting for a picnic. More than 30 breweries, local barbecue and four bluegrass bands, plus wines to sample. Bring blankets, tents, picnics and enjoy the fresh air, fine music and craft brews.

An auditioned choir of 160 members whose mission is “to glorify God through a unique ministry of music.” The concert takes place in the Shrine’s Basilica. Free but a goodwill offering will be collected during the concert.

April 18 to 26, daily

5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick

O 301-662-3515 w www.nps.gov/mono For one week each April, we join the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to celebrate our national treasures. National Parks Week is a time to explore amazing places and discover the stories of our history and culture. Includes National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day celebration.

April 25, noon to 6 p.m.

5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick

O 301-662-3515 w www.nps.gov/mono

, Calvary United Methodist Church 131 W. Second St., Frederick

Spring Festival

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

O 301-600-2743 w www.rosehillmuseum.com

, Frederick County Society of Model Engineers, w dylan.scholarship@yahoo.com

Children’s Festival in Baker Park

Join the Frederick County Society of Model Engineers for an open house and enjoy the sights and sounds of the HO layout. The outdoor G-Scale will be running outside (weather permitting).

, Baker Park Band Shell area

April 19, 1 to 4 p.m.

423 E. Patrick St., Frederick

April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(William R. Talley Rec Center if it rains) 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

Men Are from Mars - Women Are from Venus LIVE!

O 301-662-4549 w fcmha.org/how-we-help/childrens-festival

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A free event for young children and their families. Children can enjoy hands-on activities and entertainment while their parents learn more about local early childhood programs and services.

April 24, 8 p.m.

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

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. This show is a great recipe for a date night: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. Sexy and fast paced, it covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. While definitely for adults, this show will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids. .

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Join rangers and volunteers to explore quilting during the Civil War. Try your hand at sewing a quilt square. During the Civil War, women supported the war effort through sewing and knitting. Quilts were an effective way to recycle materials during war time shortages. A quilt could be sent to a loved one or donated to the US Sanitary Commission. Materials and instruction will be provided. Seating is limited; reservations are required.

April 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate our agricultural heritage. Hayrides, exhibits, demonstrations, animals, children’s hand-on activities and games. Saturday morning tractor pull. Sunday afternoon kiddie pedal pull. Free entrance, but fees required for food, hayrides, crafts, and games.

Model Railroad Open House

Sewing for Soldiers

, Monocacy National Battlefield

April 19, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Heritage Winds, a component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, is a five-piece ensemble — flute, clarinet, French horn, oboe, and bassoon — who will perform classical wind quintet literature as well as patriotic music to inspire patriotism, honor veterans and share the Air Force story. Seating begins at 2:30 p.m.

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April 25, 1 to 4 p.m.

Calvary UMC Community Concert Series - U.S. Air Force Heritage Winds Quintet

O 301-662-1464 w calvaryumc.org/concerts

April 25, 7 to 8 p.m.

Coloring the Street: Chalk Art Main Street Middletown April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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31 W. Main St., Middletown

O 301-371-6171 w www.mainstreetmiddletown.org Start the morning with a drop-in yoga class held on the street. Participate alongside professional artists in creating your own chalkart masterpiece. Stroll among art vendors and boutiques, then go to the wine garden to relax and visit friends. Multiple band performances throughout the day.

Pianist Michael Adcock April 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

, Calvary United Methodist Church 131 W. Second St., Frederick

O 301-662-1464 w www.calvaryumc.org/concerts Michael Adcock is hailed for his prodigious technique and has cultivated a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician and pre-concert lecturer.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: LIVE! NEIGHBOR DAY April 28, 5:30 p.m.

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

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org Daniel Tiger and his family along with O the Owl, Miss Elaina, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday and more familiar friends will take audiences on an interactive adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. The live theatrical production is filled with music, dancing and surprises that will warm the hearts of preschoolers, parents and grandparents alike.

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Maryland Craft Beer Festival

“You Can’t Take It with You”

, Carroll Creek Park

, The Performing Arts Factory

O 410-252-9463 w www.mdcraftbeerfestival.com

May 9, 1:30 to 5 p.m.

44 S. Market St., Frederick

May 1 to 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 244 S. Jefferson St., Frederick

O 301-662-3722 w www.othervoicestheatre.org A delightful comedy about a slightly batty New York City family in the 1930s.

Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - “Damn the Torpedoes” May 2, 8 p.m.

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

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org It’s been 40 years since Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1979 breakthrough album, “Damn the Torpedoes,” was released. The band’s third album defined their musical style and took them into the mainstream, hitting No. 2 on the U.S. charts and spawning the top-10 single “Don’t Do Me Like That.” Classic Albums Live recreates this album live onstage, note for note, cut for cut.

May First Saturday: Mayfest

May Crowning at National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes May 3, 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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National Shrine Grooto of Our Lady of Lourdes, 16330 Grotto Road, Emmitsburg

O 301-447-5318 w www.nsgrotto.org/events.html A beautiful ceremony accompanies the traditional Crowning of Mary in May, a month dedicated to her. A 12-foot silk flower crown will be hoisted over 100 feet in the air to crown the gold-leafed bronze statue of the Blessed Mother.

She Will Not Be Denied: A Celebration of Women Composers May 3 at 4 p.m., May 4 at 7:30 p.m.

May 9, 8 p.m.

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

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org Author and journalist Michael Pollan has spent 30 years writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the environment. Chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010), Pollan is also a professor and lectures widely on food, agriculture and health.

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, Downtown Frederick

The Frederick Chorale celebrates the achievements of women choral composers, inspired by the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Featuring works spanning ten centuries, including Ethel Smyth, Judith Weir, Hildegard of Bingen, Rosephanye Powell, and many more.

First Saturday means all-day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and free trolley rides. During May First Saturday, celebrate the arrival of spring with downtown’s Mayfest celebration.

Frederick Speaker Series: Michael Pollan

Frederick Presbyterian Church 115 W. Second St., Frederick

May 2, 3 to 9 p.m.

O 301-698-8118 w downtownfrederick.org

Featuring over 40 of Maryland’s craft brewing companies. An admission ticket includes unlimited samples of beer and a commemorative glass. Attendees can enjoy live music, browse through local artists and explore a plenitude of local craft and food vendors all day. VIP entrance is noon to 1:30 p.m. Rain or shine.

Wylder

May 7, 7:30 p.m.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Festival

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

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Bark in the Park

, C. Burr Artz Library and Carroll Creek Park

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org

, Ballenger Creek Park

O 301-694-3355 w fcpl.org

Wylder writes rhythmic, haunting and lyrically-driven indie-folk with a penchant for strange, foreboding storytelling about family and loss. The band’s music has also been featured on ABC and MTV programs.

May 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

110 E. Patrick St., Frederick

The Asian American Center of Frederick invites the community to its popular cultural tradition in Frederick that includes an array of performances, foods and activities for all ages.

Raft N Brew: Whitewater Rafting Smoketown May 2, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“DISASTER!”

May 8 through June 27, Friday and Saturday evening, with matinees on the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month.

, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre &

Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick

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O 301-834-9950 w www.rivertrail.com

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films.

River & Trail Outfitters 99 Cary Lu Circle, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Ride the rapids in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia with River & Trail Outfitters, carving a spectacular 6.5-mile watercourse through the Blue Ridge Mountains. After the paddle, enjoy the taste of craft beer at Smoketown Brewery near Brunswick. Kings Pizza will provide hearty appetizers.

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May 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

O 301-600-2983 w www.recreater.com Your pooch will have an opportunity to run free in one of our off-leash areas, test and sharpen his or her skills on the agility course and make new friends. Bark in the Park also provides great opportunities for families to adopt a dog, learn different training techniques, sample dog related products, and visit exhibit booths. Dog owners must bring a collar, leash, and proof of rabies vaccination for entry. Limit two dogs per owner.

Clara Jones: A Forgotten Civil War Nurse May 9, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

, National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick

O 301-695-1864 w www.civilwarmed.org PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF VISIT FREDERICK


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Drunk & Disorderly: Frederick in the Civil War Walking Tour May 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

, Heritage Frederick

24 E. Church St., Frederick

O 301-663-1188 w frederickhistory.org Explore some of the most scandalous and outrageous (but true!) stories about Frederick during the Civil War. There was plenty of drink, bloodshed, and mysterious happenings that occurred. Recommended for ages 13 and above.

Fest of Spring Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival May 10, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

, Frederick Fairgrounds

797 E. Patrick St., Frederick

O 240-380-4706 w www.festofspring.com The Caribbean culture is one of the most unique and diverse cultures in the world, especially when it comes to food; its popular dishes reflect the cultures that have influenced the region: Indigenous, African, European, Indian and Chinese. Caribbean and local wine, cuisine, reggae concert, contests, activities for kids.

Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Festival May 13 to 17, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

, Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church

920 W. Seventh St., Frederick

O 301-663-0663 w www.stspeterpaul.net Celebrate Greek customs, food and culture. Experience authentic Greek cuisine, live music and traditional dance performances by the Parathosi Dance Troupe, plus vendors and activities for kids. Rain or shine.

Wednesdays at Westview Concert Series

Maryland Iron Festival Opening Reception May 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

, Thurmont Regional Library TRL Community Room 76 E. Moser Road, Thurmont

O 301-600-7200 w www.fcpl.org World-renowned Brooklyn based sculptor Ivan Schwartz of StudioEIS will kick off the weekend by presenting the Catoctin Furnace enslaved forensic facial reconstructions, as well as showcasing the studio’s portfolio of visual storytelling through sculpture. Enjoy refreshments from Silver Oak Academy, music and other activities.

Learn about Frederick County’s African American sites, people and events in a tour of the local African-American community’s historical cultural and civic center.

From Civil War to Civil Rights: Expanding the Vote

Maryland Endurance Challenge: Climb to the Clouds Everesting

, Monocacy National Battlefield

, Gambrill State Park

O 301-662-3515 w www.nps.gov/mono

O 305-772-0901 w mdendurancechallenge.com/event/

May 16, 1 p.m.

5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick

Explore how the Civil War and Reconstruction affected the expansion of voting rights in the United States. Through images, story and facilitated dialogue, consider the connection between the 15th and 19th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour May 16 and 17, 1 to 5 p.m.

, Downtown Frederick

O 301-600-2841 w www.celebratefrederick.com Venture beyond the garden gates of in Downtown Frederick to see public and private gardens. Plein-air artists will be in many gardens.

The Maryland Iron Festival: Mountains, Metal and Malt May 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

, Catoctin Furnace

12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont

May 13, 6 to 8 p.m., recurring monthly on second Wednesdays through September

O 443-463-6437 w catoctinfurnace.org

, Westview Promenade

The event will commemorate the state as a center for the craft of ironmaking and will feature traditional blacksmithing, casting and molding demonstrations in partnership with Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, live music, artists and craftspeople, spring plant and flower sales, children’s activities, a “feats of strength” tournament, tours of historic buildings and the iron furnace, historic food, plein-air artists, and local wine and craft beer.

5243 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick

O 443-613-8709 w shopwestview.com Family-friendly musical performances in the courtyard near Regal Cinemas. The Woo Yeahs perform May 13.

Thurmont Main Street Art & Wine Stroll May 15, 6 to 9 p.m.

, Thurmont Main Street

11 Water St., Thurmont

w www.thurmontmainstreet.com Meet local artists, sample wine from local vineyards, live entertainment. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF VISIT FREDERICK

African American History Walking Tour May 16, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

, The Roger Brooke Taney House 121 St. Bentz St., Frederick

O 301-663-1188 w frederickhistory.org

May 17

8602 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick

everesting

The goal for the ultimate in endurance sports — climb the equivalent of the top of Mt. Everest, 29,029 feet! For those less inclined, you can choose to ride Japan’s Mt. Fuji (over 12,000 feet) or Alaska’s Denali (over 20,000 feet). Proceeds go to help support the mission of SHIP of Frederick County. Cyclists must register.

“The Legend of Georgia McBride” May 21 to June 13

, Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick

O 301-694-4744 w marylandensemble.org Casey is barely making ends meet as an Elvis impersonator at a Florida bar when management fires him and replaces him with a drag show. With rent (and a baby!) due, he must let go of “The King” and find his inner “Queen”. The Legend of Georgia McBride is a comedy filled with one-liners, touching family moments and killer dance moves. For mature audiences only.

Sky Stage Comedy Series

May 22, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., recurring monthly on first Fridays through September

, Sky Stage

59 S. Carroll St., Frederick

O 301-662-4190 w www.skystagefrederick.com Stand-up and improv, showcasing regional talent. All ages, but parents/guardians should consider PG-13 content. Beer/wine available, must be 21 years of age.

Caribbean Festival

May 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy

O 301-831-5889 w www.linganorewines.com While live music fills the air, sip Linganore wines and enjoy the mellow vibes. One of the most popular wine festivals on the East Coast. Rain or shine. Spring 2020 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Frederick Symphony Spotlight Concert: Three of a Kind

Brunswick Family Campground 40 Canal Road, Brunswick

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, Brodbeck Hall At Hood College

Civil War Walking Tour

401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick

June 6, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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, Museum of Frederick County History

This guided 4.5-mile kayaking trip begins behind Bird Sanctuary Island, home to an amazing number of Blue Herons and wild ducks. Reaching beyond the island, the rising thermals from the river’s uplands support soaring Red-tail Hawks, American Bald Eagles, and other birds of prey. After the paddle, enjoy the taste of craft beer at Smoketown Brewery and appetizers from Kings Pizza.

Nonets (ensembles of nine) performed by members of the FSO string, woodwind and brass sections.

May 25, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Civil War Train

May 30, 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.

, Walkersville Southern Railroad

34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville

O 301-898-0899 w wsrr.org/ws Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and in the bushes trackside. There will be the sound of gunfire with skirmishes along the line and a mock battle at the park. Reservations are recommended.

The Language of Flowers May 30, 10 a.m. to noon

May 31, 3 p.m.

JUNE Frederick Festival of the Arts

June 5 to 7; 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

, Carroll Creek Park

50 Carroll Creek Way

O 301-662-4190 Frederick Festival of the Arts invites art lovers to enjoy a showcase of the finest national artists. Exhibitors are hand-picked by an independent jury, giving all who attend the best of quality fine art and craft. There will be over 120 exhibitors featuring diverse mediums including jewelry, clay, painting, sculpture, metal, leather, digital, fiber, wood, photography and mixed-media.

Explore life in Frederick during the Civil War. Stories include the last Confederate invasion of the North, the ransom of Frederick, and the Battle of Monocacy.

Community Carnival & Safety Day June 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company 1500 Volunteer Drive, Brunswick

O 301-834-7500 w brunswickmd.gov Children’s activities, vendors, music, food, safety demonstrations, giveaways and more.

Summer Concert Series

June 7 to Aug. 30, Sundays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

, Baker Park Band Shell

, Downtown Frederick

O 301-600-2841 w www.celebratefrederick.com

, University of Maryland Extension O 301-600-1595 w extension.umd.edu

O 301-698-8118 w downtownfrederick.org

This seminar is for adults and older children. It includes a history of the use of plants to communicate and information about the many and varied meanings of herbs and trees as well as flowers. Each attendee will make their own tussie mussie. Materials will be included in class cost. Pre-registration is required.

24 E. Church St., Frederick

O 301-663-1188 w frederickhistory.org

June First Saturday June 6, 3 to 9 p.m.

330 Montevue Lane, Frederick

The tour takes 45 to 60 minutes and is primarily outdoors. The grounds and walkways on the tour are handicap-accessible.

First Saturday means all-day activities, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and free trolley rides. During June First Saturday, celebrate the visual and performing arts with the Frederick Festival of the Arts and downtown’s First Saturday celebrations bringing hundreds of artists to the area.

121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

Enjoy local and regional performers at these free concerts in the heart of historical Baker Park, from blues and swing groups to tribute artists. In lieu of admission, canned food and cash donations will be accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank.

Patio Gardening

June 6, 10 a.m. to noon

, University of Maryland Extension 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick

O 301-600-1595 w extension.umd.edu

Sunset Float on Potomac River May 30, 6 to 9:30 p.m.

, Brunswick Family Campground 40 Canal Road, Brunswick

O 301-834-9950 Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required. Evening is the perfect time to witness great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers and the occasional eagle on the river. The trip will be for a duration of 3 to 6 miles. Reservations can be made at the Brunswick Family campground, which is the launching spot.

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See ways to grow edibles and decorative plants in a variety of containers from pots to recycled watering cans. Learn how to select the proper plants to best grow in the container sizes. Even in the limited space of a deck, porch, balcony or patio, you can create your own garden oasis.

Maryland Lavender Festival at Springfield Manor

Civil War Sisters Tour

Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, & Brewery, 11836 Auburn Road, Thurmont

June 6 to Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 29

, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth

Ann Seton 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

O 301-447-6606 w https://setonshrine.org Discover little-known stories of how the Sisters in Emmitsburg helped the Union troops prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides after the battle was over.

June 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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O 301-271-0099 w www.springfieldmanor.com/lavender-fields. html

Ticket includes entry to the festival, a souvenir stemless glass and a glass of homemade lavender lemonade. Rain or shine.

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African American History Walking Tour

Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick

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, The Roger Brooke Taney House

O 240-405-8525 w frederickfoodtruckfestival.com

O 301-663-1188 w frederickhistory.org

Family-friendly environment with food trucks, music and vendors.

Learn about Frederick County’s African American sites, people and events in a tour of the local African-American community’s historical cultural and civic center.

June 13, 1 to 7 p.m.

Hidden History: Slavery at Monocacy June 13, 1 to 2 p.m.

, Monocacy National Battlefield 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick

O 301-662-3515 w www.nps.gov/mono This ranger series will explore the complex and controversial story of slavery in Maryland.

June 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 121 St. Bentz St., Frederick

Father’s Day Beer, Bourbon & BBQ June 21, noon to 3 p.m.

, Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery, 11836 Auburn Road, Thurmont

w www.springfieldmanor.com Celebrate Dad with craft beer, Springfield Manor Bourbon (and other spirits), barbecue and live music. Beverage ticket includes a barbecue sandwich platter and your choice of one of our craft beers, a boilermaker created with Springfield Manor beer and whiskey, or a spirit tasting.

Thai New Year Water Festival June 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick O 301-694-3355 w frederickthaifestival.com Vintage Vehicles in the Valley June 13, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

, Main Street Middletown

31 W. Main St., Middletown

O 301-371-6171 w www.mainstreetmiddletown.org Main Street Middletown pays homage to the antique cars and the people who love to drive that traversed through the picture-perfect town along the Old National Road. Featuring specialty vendors with old-fashioned soda recipes/drinks.

Movie Night on the Creek

June 19, starts at dark (times vary), continues on the third Friday of each month through October

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Carroll Creek Park, Frederick

O 301-698-8118 w downtownfrederick.org Gates open an hour before dusk and the show starts at dark. Beer, wine and snacks are available for purchase before and during the show. Pets and friends of all ages are welcome, and closed captioning is provided. Visit downtownfrederick. org to see the 2020 lineup.

Celebrate the Thai New Year with fun family activities. Bring a towel because there will be water activities. Activities include Thai traditional performers and boxing demonstrations, food and art vendors, floating flower arrangements, Thai beer garden and live music.

MeatEater: Off the Air June 26, 7:30 p.m.

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

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org The MeatEater Podcast with Steven Rinella is the top-ranked outdoor podcast, covering hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and wild foods with intelligence, humor, irreverence and plenty of unexpected viewpoints and surprising trivia. This spring, join Steve, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan and other special guests for a brand-new live event as they bring their experiences and opinions to theater audiences across the country.

Frederick Jazz Festival June 27, 1 to 9 p.m.

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

O 301-600-2828 w weinbergcenter.org Experience America’s unique musical art form, featuring professional artists from the region.

Frederick Pride

June 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick O 240-397-8650 w frederickpride.org

Frederick’s annual Pride celebration brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate and reflect upon the LGBTQ community.

FreeState Beer, Wine and Seafood Festival June 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy

O 301-831-5889 w www.linganorewines.com The fest brings together seafood, craft breweries and Linganore wines, live music and vendors. Plenty of non-seafood items available as well. Rain or shine.

Vino for Vini Event

June 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

15010 Roddy Road, Thurmont

O 240-578-3831 w www.catoctinbreeze.com With the Mid-Atlantic German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Mission, with German Shorthaired Pointers on leashes and able to be pet, plus fosters looking for homes. Live music and barbecue.

Boat N Brew-Beginner Whitewater Smoketown June 28, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

, Brunswick Family Campground 40 Canal Road, Brunswick

O 301-834-9950 This guided 4.5-mile kayaking trip begins behind Bird Sanctuary Island, home to an amazing number of Blue Herons and wild ducks. Reaching beyond the island, the rising thermals from the river’s uplands support soaring Red-tail Hawks, American Bald Eagles, and other birds of prey. After the paddle, enjoy the taste of craft beer at Smoketown Brewery and appetizers from Kings Pizza.

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A visitor to The Toy Exchange in Mount Airy several months ago was amazed to find the exact Tonka toy truck on the shelf there as the one he had gotten for Christmas as a gift many years before. He told sales associate Candy Mohney, “‘I had that when I was a kid,’” she recalled, and the next time he came in he brought a photo of himself to prove it. Eventually, the man purchased the truck for a child in his life. It’s a typical story that happens often at The Toy Exchange, Mohney said. “We hear stories like that all the time,” Mohney says. “Everybody is so amazed (at the selection). They all talk about how it brings back memories of their childhood. It’s nostalgia for them. ... I really love people’s reactions, honestly. It just makes me so happy.” Mohney’s father, Perry, opened the store in Wheaton in 1992 and moved it to Mount Airy five years ago. Merchandise comes from a variety of different eras (1920s to 2000s) and sources. Some folks bring in their collections to be sold, while other items are found on Perry Mohney’s travels to toy fairs and auctions. Some of the shop’s best sellers are from the 1980s, and include toys such as Star Wars figures, G.I. Joe action dolls and Transformers. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE TOY EXCHANGE Winter 2020 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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The shop also sells items in an eBay store, such as model trains, Diecast collections and, occasionally, toys. Mohney says the Mount Airy community is a great location for their shop. “I just feel like the people in this area are just so nice and polite and easy to get along with,” she said. “… It is a nice area, in general.”

A Unique Town with Unique Offerings Mount Airy is indeed a unique town. One county is not enough to hold all it has to offer – instead, the town’s mailing area encompasses portions of four: Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery and Howard counties. Settlements began in the area around the 1830s. As the B&O Railroad grew, the town did as well. An Irish B&O brakeman is credited with suggesting the town’s name after his ears were freezing, thanks to the wind coming off Parr’s Ridge. The town officially incorporated in 1894. Today, the town is estimated at nearly 10,000 residents and a bevy of businesses including locally owned restaurants such as CarterQue Barbeque and Grilling Company, Mamma Angela and Brick Ridge restaurant as well as shops with a large variety of wares.

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

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

Population: 9,374

Concetta’s Main Street Bistro

Number of households: 3,130

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Median household income:

231 S Main St.

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$108,578

Cryin Johnnies

Median value of owneroccupied housing:

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$351,300

Jimmie Cone

People under the age of 5:

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235 S. Main St.

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7.1 percent (2010 data)

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People under the age of 18:

Katana Sushi Bar

32 percent (2010 data)

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

Kozy Corner Sport & Ale House

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

CITY COUNCIL

1311 S. Main St.

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11 W. Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 301-829-2700 Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe

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114 S. Main St.

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

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1024 Ridge Road

  O 301-831-5577 Mamma Angela Ristorante

Siempre de Fiesta

Blossom & Basket Boutique

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5 Ridgeside Ct.

  O 301-829-1575

1001 Twin Arch Road

  O 301-829-1423

3 N. Main St.

  O 301-829-8300

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

Memories Charcoal House

Superfoods Cafe and Market

Deja Vu Boutique

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City Hall

Mount Airy Big Chef

Tutti Frutti

Patapsco Bicycles

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110 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1424 w mountairymd.org

403 E Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 301-829-2264 1001 Twin Arch Road

  O 301-829-5028

106 S. Main St.

200 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1707

  O 301-829-9464 411 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

5 N. Main St.

  O 301-829-5604

  O 240-475-1304

Mount Airy Inn Restaurant

Wings of Angels Chicken To Go

Patches, Quilting & Sewing LLC

TOWN RESOURCES

,

,

,

 ,

Mount Airy Tavern

Anita’s Liquors

The Toy Exchange

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

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,

,

CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling

Olde Town Restaurant

Ben Gue Gifts & Collectibles

The Train Depot

 ,

,

,

,

Carroll County Public Libraries Mount Airy Branch 705 Ridge Ave.

1310 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-2222

1401 S. Main St.

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

  O 301-829-3212 206 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-4257

502 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

1408 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-2112

1001 Twin Arch Road, Suite 12

  O 301-829-0700

  O 301-829-4121 4 S. Main St.

308 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-5604

  O 240-409-0877

1 S. Main St.

  O 301-607-8155

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In June, Ben Gue Gifts will mark 43 years on the town’s Main Street. Initially selling antiques, the store now mainly focuses on country gifts, collectibles, crafty items, home décor and seasonal items. For spring, selections include floral items, wreaths and centerpieces as well as candles, garden items and bunnies for Easter. Owner Ben Gue notes new items come into the store on an almost daily basis. Some are from local artists while others are from wholesale dealers. “Mostly, I think the reason we have had people that have been regular customers for so many years is because we have such a large selection of things,” he says. Many shoppers come to the store to get gifts for loved ones for birthdays and holidays. “That has always been special to us,” he says. “...We try to get to know our customers and we will try to help them with something that we think they would really like when they come in and ask.” Gue loves the Main Street area of Mount Airy because patrons can speak to the owners of businesses and shop local. “I think that is what makes our Main Street so nice here,” he says. A newer business to Main Street is MISCellaneous Distillery, open for about three years. Owner Dan McNeill was inspired to create the distillery and uses the old Maryland craft distilling traditions, as well PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF BEN GUE GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES

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as some new ones. Customer favorites include award-winning spirits such as Popi’s Finest Rum and Gregarious Gin. Chad Ferguson, operations manager, says the business partners with area farms to purchase locally grown rye grain and corn for their spirits. Tours of the facility have been growing in popularity, too. “Word is getting out about us and more people are stopping by to check things out at the distillery,” he says. The tours are free, but staff asks guests to consider making a $5 donation that will be shared with nonprofit partners. “It is pretty important for our business structure to stay local, but also support nonprofits making a difference in the county and surrounding counties,” Ferguson says.

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The Toy Exchange Twin Arch Shopping Center 1001 Twin Arch Road thetoyexchange.com FB: facebook.com/thetoyxchange IG: @toyxchange

MISCellaneous Distillery 114 S. Main St. 240-394-6472 miscdistillery.com FB: facebook.com/ MISCDistilleryMD IG: @miscdistillery

Ben Gue Gifts 4 S. Main St. 301-829-2112 FB: facebook.com/ Ben-Gue-Gifts-1533484176942994/ PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF MISC DISTILLERY Spring 2020 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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BRUNSWICK ACTIVITIES: Brunswick Community Carnival (late June): Live and activities including a petting zoo, face painting, food, vendors and a balloon artist, at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Hall.. Brunswick Railroad Days (Oct. 3-4, 2020): The annual festival occurs on the first weekend of October to celebrate the city’s history with the B&O Railroad. Model train display, rides aboard MARC trains and multiple food vendors and musical entertainers Veterans Day Parade (Nov. 8, 2020): Annual parade through downtown Brunswick with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The parade honors those who have served the country both past and present, starting at 2 p.m.

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

Population: 5,870

City Hall

Number of households:

 ,

31 W. Potomac St.

2,144

  O 301-834-7500 w BrunswickMD.gov

Median value of owner occupied household:

LIBRARY

$220,700

Frederick County Public Libraries Brunswick branch

People under the age of 5:

 ,

6.4 percent

People under age of 18: 25.5 percent

915 N. Maple Ave.

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

People aged 65 years or older: 10 percent

, 6 W. Potomac St.

Language other than English spoken in the home:

Beans in the Belfry

6.2 percent

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

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

ELECTED OFFICIALS

  O 301-712-4137

 ,

122 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-834-7178 Boxcar Burgers

 ,

12 S. Maple Ave.

  O 202-642-1902 The Hive

 ,

318 Petersville Road

  O 301-696-6506 King’s Pizza

 ,

215 W. Potomac St.

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Towpath Creamery

Brunswick Service Center

 ,

 ,

12 S. Maple Ave.

  O 301-969-6480

98 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8006

Wing N Pizza Shack

C.M. Bloomers

 ,

 ,

100 Souder Rd

  O 301-834-5555 SHOPS American Tattoo Studio

 ,

1434 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8335

76 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8200 Jerry’s Liquors

 ,

30 Petersville Road

  O 301-834-7133 Niningers Tire and Auto Center

 ,

  O 301-834-9999

Antiques N’ Ole Stuff

Term expiring August 2020 Jeffrey T. Snoots

New China Chinese Restaurant

 ,

MAYOR PRO TEM

  O 301-834-4444

Term expiring August 2022 John Dayton

Blue Ridge Automotive

Penny’s Diner

 ,

COUNCIL MEMBERS

  O 240-772-9099

Brunswick Auto Repair

Three Points Cycle on the C & O Canal Trail

Potomac Street Grill

 ,

 ,

MAYOR

Terms expiring August 2020 Vaughn Ripley, Tom Smith, Angel White Terms expiring August 2022 Nathan Brown, Andrew St. John

 ,  ,  ,

66 Souder Road

620 Souder Roa

31 E. Potomac St.

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218 Petersville Road

  O 301-969-0088 1434 Souder Road

  O 301-834-7863

R & R Guns and Ammo LLC

 ,

52 Souder Road

  O 301-969-0812

5 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-834-7199

  O 301-969-0548

Brunswick Barber Shop

Tri State Liquors

Stroker’s BBQ

 ,

 ,

 ,

6 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-712-4137

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25 E. Potomac St.

  O 703-887-1244

302 Petersville Road

  O 301-834-9855

56 Souder Road

  O 301-834-5420

96 Souder Road

  O 301-834-4448


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BURKITTSVILLE Burkittsville is a virtually unchanged example of an American townscape of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the town was a service center for the rural area around it. Today, Main Street’s buildings are still bordered by fields of crops and dairy farms, although there are no longer any commercial establishments in the town. Burkittsville became closely involved with the Civil War when forces of the Union and Confederate armies engaged in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, a bloody prelude to the Battle of Antietam.

BURKITTSVILLE MAYOR

TOWN OFFICE

POST OFFICE

CHURCHES

Debby Burgoyne

 ,

 ,

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

POPULATION 151 as of 2010 Census

500 E. Main St.

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

8 E. Main St.

  O 301-834-9592

 ,

Burkittsville

  O 201-834-9866

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

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

Population: 3,090 (2017 estimate)

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

People aged 65 years or older: 16.3 percent ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR: Don Briggs (Term expires October 2020) TOWN COMMISSIONERS Clifford Sweeney, president (exp. 10/2021) Glenn Blanchard, vice president (exp. 10/2019) Timothy O’Donnell, treasurer (exp. 10/2021) Joseph Ritz III (exp. 10/2020) Elizabeth Buckman (exp. 10/2019) Town Hall  , 300A S. Seton Ave.   O 301-600-6300

w

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LIBRARY Frederick County Public Libraries Emmitsburg Branch

 ,

300A S. Seton Ave.

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

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

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

Population: 70,060

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Number of households:

 ,

26,591

Median household income:

Citizens Truck Company 9 S. Court St.

  O 301-600-1713 Independent Hose Company

$64,700

 ,

People under the age of 5:

Junior Fire Company

7.7 percent in 2010

People under the age of 18:

310 Baughman’s Lane

  O 301-600-1720

 ,

535 N. Market St.

  O 301-600-2286

23.7 percent in 2010

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

People aged 65 years or older:

  O 301-600-9330

10.8 percent in 2010

 ,

6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy.

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

 ,

79 S. Market St.

Language other than English spoken in home: 23.9 percent

  O 301-600-1711

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+):

  O 301-600-9330

United/Westview Fire Station

 ,

5525 New Design Road

89.2 percent

LIBRARY

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

 ,

ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR

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

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

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

C.Burr Artz Central Library

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

 ,

201 E. Patrick St.

  O 301-662-2131 College Estates Station

 ,

1301 W. Seventh St.

  O 301-662-6115 Tuscarora

 ,

5709-A Tuscarora Road

  O 301-874-2303 TOWN PARKS Baker Park

 ,

121 N. Bentz St.

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

  O 301-600-1493

  O 301-600-2100

  O 301-600-1492

CITY OF FREDERICK DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

SWIMMING POOLS

  O 301-629-6360

City Recreation Department

Baker Park Swimming Pool

  O 301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

  O 301-600-6364 68

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110 E. Patrick St.

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

 ,

1110 Rosemont Ave.

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-575-9690 MESSIANIC

El Shaddai Congregation

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-4496

  O 301-663-3885

CHURCHES

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

 ,

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

Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Frederick

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

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-6167

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

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

SYNAGOGUES

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

 ,

 ,

Beth Sholom Congregation Frederick

  O 301-663-0267

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-898-7100 Frederick

  O 301-293-8938


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

Grace Community Church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5253

Frederick

  O 301-473-4337

Frederick

Frederick Church of Christ

Hope Christian Fellowship Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

  O 301-620-7729

Frederick

  O 301-662-5789

Adamstown

First Church of Christ Scientist

Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

  O 301-834-7755

Frederick

  O 301-662-7852

Frederick

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Church of the Nazarene

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-8283

Jefferson

  O 301-473-8262

 ,

Edgewood First Church of God

Frederick Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

  O 301-662-3110

  O 301-682-5007

Frederick

Parkway Community Church

Harvest Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

 ,

  O 301-473-8900 Frederick Korean Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-6446 People’s Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5635 South End Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-4347 Victory Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-5153 Frederick Church of the Brethren

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1819 Tibetan Meditation Center

 ,

Frederick

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

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-8288

Frederick

  O 301-663-0741 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

SURE Fellowship Church

 ,

  O 301-845-9870

Frederick

  O 301-695-9053 Emmanuel Bible Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4686

All Saints Episcopal Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-5625 First Love Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-694-8435 Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-9148 Emmanuel Bible Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4686   O 301-662-4796

 ,

Frederick

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

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-620-9934 Emmanuel Alliance Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-0002 Frederick Alliance Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-1199

 ,

 ,

Frederick

Bethel Lutheran Church Office

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-694-8280 Evangelical Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-6361 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-3344 Mount Zion Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4737

Frederick

Apostolic Lighthouse United (Pentecostal Church) Frederick

Frederick

Frederick

Jackson United Methodist

 ,

Frederick

Linganore United Methodist

Frederick Presbyterian

 ,

Frederick

Union Bridge

  O 410-795-1291

  O 301-663-5338

Mount Carmel United Methodist

Good News Presbyterian

 ,

Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-1303

  O 301-473-7070

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

New Hope Presbyterian Frederick

 ,

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

Ijamsville

  O 301-865-5443 Trinity United Methodist Church

 ,

  O 301-662-5254

Frederick

  O 301-662-2895

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

 ,

Adamstown

  O 601-694-7315

  O 301-662-0662

 ,

 ,

  O 301-874-1166

Faith Reformed Presbyterian

 ,

Flint Hill United Methodist

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5253

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-5273

Hopehill United Methodist

Victory Christian Center

 ,

Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

  O 301-874-0890

  O 301-473-8788

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1464

 ,

  O 301-663-0663

 ,

Frederick

Calvary United Methodist Church

Frederick

  O 301-846-0868

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-874-2313

 ,

Frederick

 ,

Harvest Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

  O 301-620-2255

Brook Hill United Methodist

Buckeystown United Methodist

Walkersville

Unity in Frederick

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-9380   O 301-662-1727

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

Korean Emmanuel Church

Frederick

 ,

Asbury United Methodist

 ,

Frederick Christian Fellowship

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

  O 301-360-9581

Frederick

  O 301-662-0206

Frederick

  O 301-694-8772

 ,

  O 301-620-2255

Frederick Baptist Temple Frederick

Frederick

Araby United Methodist

Frederick

  O 301-663-6271

 ,

Frederick

Grace United Church of Christ

  O 301-662-3312

First Missionary Baptist Church Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-2088

 ,

  O 301-624-5838

First Baptist Church of Frederick

Frederick

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

 ,

  O 301-874-5838

Faith Baptist Church Knoxville

 ,

  O 301-695-6550

  O 301-473-4737

Ambassador Baptist Church Frederick

Faith United Church of Christ

Salvation Army

 ,

Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-2311

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

 ,

Frederick

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

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

Population: 4,136

Middletown Municipal Center

Number of households:

 , 31 W. Main St.

1,665

Median household income: $125,227

Residents under age of 5: 6 percent

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

Frederick County Public Libraries Middletown branch

 ,

101 Prospect St.

Residents under age of 18:

  O 301-600-7560 w fcpl.org

27 percent

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

People aged 65 years or older: 11 percent

Abbraccio Gelato

Language other than English spoken in the home:

Aleko’s Village Cafe

, 203B E. Main St. O 301-473-5335

 ,

11670 Old National Pike

9.1 percent

  O 301-882-7889

ELECTED OFFICIALS

 ,

BURGESS

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

TOWN COMMISSIONERS (Serving 4-year terms) Larry K. Bussard Thomas S. Catania Richard L. Dietrick Jennifer J. Falcinelli Christopher I. Goodman

Asian Cafe

7 N. Church St.   O 301-371-5988

Black Hog BBQ

 ,

100 Middletown Parkway   O 240-490-8147

Cinco De Mayo

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway   O 240-870-2131

Dempseys Grill

 ,

116 W. Main St.   O 301-371-7400

Domino’s Pizza

 ,

4316 Old National Pike   O 301-371-5801

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Dunkin Donuts

Tapia’s On Main

  O 240-490-8681

  O 240-490-8461

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway

Fratelli’s Italian and Seafood

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway   O 301-371-4000

The Main Cup

 ,

14 W. Main St.

  O 301-371-4433

 ,

203 E. Main St

Valley Grill Sports Bar

 ,

50 Glenbrook Drive

  O 301-371-0400 SHOPS

Classic Barber Shop

More Ice Cream

 ,

  O 240-490-5337

Gladhill Furniture Company

 ,

13 W Main St.

205 S. Church St.

O 240-674-6747

James Gang Pizzeria

 ,

  O 301-371-7777

Middletown Sportsland

Schroyer’s Tavern at Maryland National Golf Club

O 301-371-4242

 ,  ,

809 E. Main St.

8836 Hollow Road

  O 301-371-0000

10 Walnut St.

O 301-371-6800

 ,

108 W. Main St.

Middletown Pharmacy

 ,

4317 Old National Pike

O 301-371-8145

MYERSVILLE Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and U.S. Route 40 to the north, yet nicely buffered from both by a mile of local road. The outstanding location and beautiful, hilly terrain combined to make the town an attractive location for residential development during the last decades of the 20th century.

MYERSVILLE MAYOR

CHURCHES

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Population:

  O 301-293-1180

 ,

  O 301-293-1401

1,626 as of 2010 Census

TOWN PARKS

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

Wayne Creadick

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

301 Main St.   O 301-293-4281

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FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-293-9817

Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-293-1453 70

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POST OFFICE

 , 1 Wolfsville Road

Church of the Saviour

Doub’s Meadow Park

 ,

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

Town Park

 ,

8 Harp Pl.

  O 301-293-4281

Rohersville   O 301-665-9600

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-9516

Harmony Church of the Brethren

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-371-4297

Harmony Community Lutheran Church

 ,

Myersville   O 301-371-5188

 ,

Myersville

Myersville Baptist Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-1335

Myersville Church of the Brethren

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-9513

Salem United Methodist Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-1616

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-2979


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

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

Population: 1,174

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

Number of households:

Asian Bistro

3,274

, 11670 Old National Pike

Median household income:

Blue Sky Bar & Grill

$120,625

People under the age of 5:

O 301-882-7889

, 10519 Old National Pike O 301-865-1116

7.9 percent

The Derby Restaurant and Bar

People under the age of 18:

O 301-865-2222

29.0 percent

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

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+):

, 83 Old National Pike Dunkin’ Donuts

, 11715 Old National Pike O 301-865-1509

Lighthouse Seafood

, 12051 Old National Pike O 301-865-8925

, 11717 Old National Pike O 301-865-8100

98 percent

Pasquale’s

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

, 11670 Old National Pike

ELECTED OFFICIALS

, 8 W. Main St.

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

MAYOR:

Winslow F. Burhans III

TOWN COUNCIL

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

TOWN HALL 39 W. Main St.   O 301-865-5544

 ,

w

TownOfNewMarket.org

PHOTOGRAPH BY MOLLY FELLIN SPENCE

Morgan’s American Grill

301-882-7103

Vintage

O 301-882-7674 SHOPS 1812 House

, 48 W. Main St. O 301-865-3040

Country Side Liquors

, 11717 Old National Pike O 301-695-9544

Fleshman’s Antiques

, 2 W. Main St.

O 301-602-2985 Happiloo

Hilltop Convenience and Liquors

Santa Fe Trading Company

, 10519 Old National Pike

O 301-305-0571

O 301-865-3354

Jim’s House of Music

, 33 W. Main St. Smith Tavern Antiques

, 11670 Old National Pike

, 17 E. Main St.

New Market Liquors

Tulip Tree Fiber Arts & Antiques

O 301-882-4298

, 11670 Old National Pike O 301-882-4913 Peridot

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

R P Brady Antiques

, 3 E. Main St.

O 301-865-3666 Robert Esterly Antiques

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

O 301-865-3597

, 9 W. Main St.

O 301-865-2879 The Village Potter

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

LEARN & EXPLORE The Original Playhouse

, 4 W. Main St.

O 301-865-6500

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

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

THURMONT FACTS (Data from 2010 Census and estimates)

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

People under the age of 5:

THURMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT

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

5.3 percent

TOWN HALL

People under the age of 18:

 ,

25.8 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 13.1 percent

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

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

Language other than English spoken in home: 4.6 percent

Frederick County Public Libraries Thurmont Branch

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

  O 301-600-7200 w www.fcpl.org

 ,

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

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

LOCAL BUSINESSES

Peking Palace Restaurant

Gateway Market

  O 301-271-7280

TOWN GOVERNMENT https://www.thurmont.com

  O 301-271-3500 w Bollingersrestaurant.com

Rocky’s Pizza

  O 301-271-2322 w Gatewaycandy.com

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

MAYOR

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

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Bollinger’s Restaurant, Catering and BBQ

Fratelli’s NY Pizza

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

  O 240-288-8942 Hoffman’s Market

  O 301-271-4707 Hillside Turkey Farms

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

  O 301-271-4373 w Mountaingatefamilyrestaurant. com

New Win Hing

  O 301-271-3688

  O 301-271-7181 w RockysThurmont.com

Hobbs Hardware Inc.

Simply Asia

Red Canary Tattoo

  O 301-271-2858 w Simplyasiamd.com/

  O 240-288-7138

Thurmont Bar & Grill

  O 240-288-8226 w Timelesstrendsboutique.com

  O 301-271-7422 Thurmont Kountry Kitchen

  O 301-271-4071 At Home Primitives

  O 301-271-2524 w https://m.facebook.com/ AtHomePrimitives

Brown’s Jewelry and Gift Shop

  O 301-271-7652 Discount Fabrics USA

  O 301-271-2266 w http://www. discountfabricsusacorp.com/

  O 301-271-2233

Timeless Trends Boutique

LEARN AND EXPLORE

Cunningham Falls State Park

  O 301-271-7574 w www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/ Pages/western/cunningham.aspx

Thurmont Historical Society

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

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


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

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

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

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

People 16 years and over: 67.3 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 4 percent

China Taste

 ,

3309 Worthington Blvd.

  O 240-699-0077 Cinco De Mayo Urbana

 ,

3501 John Simmons St.

  O 240-341-7188 Grace of India

 ,

3531 John Simmons St.

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

 ,

3532-B Urbana Pike

RESOURCES

  O 301-363-5877

Frederick County Public Libraries Urbana branch

Kyo Sushi

 ,

9020 Amelung St.

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

 ,

9020 Amelung St.

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

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS Atlantic Grille

 ,

3531 John Simmons St.

  O 301-810-5220 Black Hog BBQ

 ,

3323 Worthington Blvd.

  O 240-699-0070

 ,

3532A Urbana Pike

  O 301-798-8415

Surf House Island Cantina

 ,

8925 Fingerboard Rd

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

 ,

8900 block of Fingerboard Road

Urbana Village Center

 ,

Intersection of Md. 355

and Md. 80

Urbana Town Center  , 3500 block of Sugarloaf Parkway

PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

RECREATION

HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

Worthington Manor Golf Club

Villages of Urbana

 ,

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

8329 Fingerboard Road

   O 301-874-5400

Urbana Highlands

Urbana Community Park

  ,

3636 Urbana Pike

  ,

3805 Urbana Pike

 ,

3601 Carriage Hill Drive

w w

http://www.urbana-highlands. com

Urbana District Park Centerville Recreation Center

  O 301-600-1646

ROSEMONT Rosemont is a village in southern Frederick County, one mile southeast of Route 340 and one mile north of the Potomac River. It is a quiet residential community. Rolling farmland and mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town.

BURGESS

TOWN GOVERNMENT

Thomas Watson

 ,

POPULATION

294 as of 2010 Census

1219 Rosemont Drive

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

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Volunteer Fire Department

  O 301-834-8300

BRUNSWICK VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE & RESCUE

CHURCHES

Faith Assembly of God

  O 301-834-8102

 ,

TOWN PARK

Rosemont Alliance Church

Lions Merryland Park

 ,

3673 Petersville Road

Brunswick

  O 301-834-8632

 ,

Knoxville

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

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

Population: 5,800

TOWN COMMISSIONERS:

Number of households: 2,094

Gary A. Baker, Mary Ann BrodieEnnis, Donald W. Schildt, Sr., Russell N. Winch, Deborah L. Zimmerman

Median household income: $65,581

5.9 percent

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

People under the age of 18:

Town Hall

40.1 percent

 ,

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

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

21 W. Frederick St.

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

Frederick County Public Libraries Walkersville Branch

 ,

2 S. Glade Road

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

WOODSBORO Early history suggests that the Woodsboro area was a hunting and trapping ground for a wandering tribe of Susquehanna Indians. From early times, the settlement was located at a crossroads on the Indian trail running from the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains. When the stagecoach became the primary mode of transportation, the place became an important stop on its itinerary. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town.

WOODSBORO BURGESS Gary Smith

POPULATION 1,141 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

2 S. Third St.

  O 301-898-3800 w www.woodsboro.org FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-898-5100

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Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

GROCERY STORE

St. John's United Church of Christ

  O 301-898-9193

 ,

  O 301-845-7703

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

Trout’s Market Woodsboro

  O 301-898-4103

  O 301-898-0543

TOWN PARK

POST OFFICES

  O 301-898-3800

Woodsboro Post Office

 ,

602 S. Main St.

  O 301-845-8408 Ladiesburg Post Office

 ,

12509 Woodsboro Pike

Woodsboro Town Park

 ,

Woodsboro

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

 ,

Union Bridge

  O 301-898-5111

CHURCHES

Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

 ,

  O 301-845-4533

Chapel Lutheran Church Walkersville

  O 301-845-2332

 ,

Woodsboro


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