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9 IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 10 Frederick County Offers Miles of Scenic Cycling 13 Frederick County Green Homes Challenge: Go Green. $ave Green. 16  P ublic Dog Parks Offer Pets, Owners Wide Open Spaces to Play 18 Gettysburg Readies for its Big Year




23 Short Sale 101 for Frederick County



27 Building a Bigger Bear



32 Maryland’s New School Standards, Assessments & More: Promising Progress in the Road Ahead continued on page 8






44 Four Morning Practices to Transform Your Summer

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50 Maryland Access Point; One Stop, Many Services

51 TRANSPORTATION 52 Pedicabs Offer Green View of the City



56 30th Annual Maryland Wine Festival to Uncork in September



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Frederick County Offers Miles of Scenic Cycling by Michelle Kershner, Tourism Council of Frederick County Hundreds of miles of roads line Frederick County, many of them excellent for bicycling, and the newly released Heritage Bicycle Tours brochure and the Frederick History Bicycle Loop brochure offer cyclists a way to discover the area’s rich history and scenic landscapes. The Heritage Bicycle Tours brochure features five distinct tours, each with its own unique experiences. The City of Frederick “Campaign Ride” takes cyclists through the heart of Downtown Frederick and visits several resources related to the American Civil War. The North County Bridge Sampler features scenic rural roads that allow cyclists to explore Frederick’s three fully operational covered bridges by bike. A mostly flat route with rolling portions, the Transportation Heritage Trail takes visitors along the C&O Canal and through historic sites and towns.

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For those looking to test their mettle, the Catoctin Mountain Challenge tour traverses Catoctin Mountain, the 50-mile long ridge that runs from Emmitsburg, Md., to Leesburg, Va. The route takes bikers through a myriad of parklands with optional rural gravel roadways and off-road trails that branch off of the main route. The Spirits of Burkittsville ride focuses on the Town of Burkittsville, with a population of less than 200, and was made famous by the movie “The Blair Witch Project.” Riders will learn about South Mountain Battlefield, whiskey distillery heritage, and Gathland State Park. A separate brochure, the Frederick History Bicycle Loop, takes riders through the streets, alleys and paths of historic Downtown

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Frederick. The 10-mile loop guides the cyclist through 21 sites in Frederick’s 50-block Historic District and around the city’s famous Clustered Spires. Featuring the final resting place of Francis Scott Key, the Barbara Fritchie House, and many other historic structures and sites, the tour is as educational as it is scenic. Best of all, when you’re finished, you can grab a bite or a pint at one of Frederick’s many restaurants or cafes.

Download the online version of the Heritage Bicycle Tour at or pick one up at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East St., Frederick, MD. Call 1-800-999-3613 for more information.

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Frederick County Green Homes Challenge: Go Green. $ave Green.

By Nicole Robinson, Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources Everyone has a reason to take the Green Homes Challenge, whether it is saving on energy bills, improving the environment, or using clean, renewable energy.

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Coordinated by the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER), the Green Homes Challenge involves more than 850 households. Many of these households have become certified as Power Savers, Green Leaders, and/or Renewable Stars by completing projects and changing behaviors at home, such as installing efficient light bulbs, upgrading insulation, carpooling, composting, purchasing wind energy, or installing solar panels.

• Learn about rebates and grants available to make projects more affordable

For each action completed, whether completed before or during participation in the program, households earn points toward three certifications. The Power Saver Challenge focuses on saving energy and money on energy bills; the Green Leader Challenge helps create a healthy and sustainable home; and the Renewable Star Challenge helps households use renewable energy. “We are happy to have been able to participate and have noticed that our power bill was $60 less than last month,” Robyn Myers, a certified Power Saver and Green Leader, stated. May 2013 marked the launch of, an interactive website with tools that simplify the Green Homes Challenge process. On the site, users are able to:

• Find actions based on category, such as renter-friendly, biggest savers, and cost

• Set goals and mark actions as complete • Earn points toward a Power Saver, Green Leader, or Renewable Star certification • See projected financial, energy, carbon, water, and gasoline savings • Join or start a Green Team • Share tips and stories with other Challenge Takers Participating in the Challenge allows for financial and energy savings at home, and also the chance to win prizes. Certified Power Savers and Green Leaders won about 60 prizes during Certified Household Recognition Events in 2012 and 2013, such as gift certificates for local stores and restaurants, energy efficiency upgrade packages, and gift baskets. Public officials have also expressed support for the Green Homes Challenge, serving as role models for the community. Certified public officials include Frederick County Commissioner David Gray, Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, Emmitsburg Mayor FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


in the community Don Briggs, Burkittsville Mayor Debby Burgoyne, Myersville Mayor Wayne Creadick, Brunswick Mayor Karin Tome, and City of Frederick Aldermen Shelley Aloi, Kelly Russell, and Karen Young. Alderman Russell said, “I save lots of money by cycling instead of driving, my fitness level has improved, and I have significantly reduced the emissions I put into the air. I eat more fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at local farmers markets, which is good for me and good for the local economy… I feel good about doing my part to help the environment, and I save money as well.” To sign up for the Challenge, visit FrederickGreenChallenge. org and click “Take the Challenge!” Or, learn more about the Challenge by contacting Sabrina Harder, Green Homes Challenge coordinator, at or 301-600-7414. OSER also offers special programs to complement the Green Homes Challenge. Eighty-five Frederick County homes received

energy efficiency upgrades through the Power Saver Retrofits Program in early 2013. Now residents have another opportunity to purchase solar photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal panels at significantly discounted prices through Solarize Frederick County. OSER is supporting solar system sales initiatives in two pilot communities, Myersville and Urbana. In addition, any Frederick County home can join into the volume purchase and take advantage of the program. Solarize programs in other locations have decreased system costs by 20-30 percent. Local incentive grants ranging from $750-2,500, state grants, and federal tax credits will help reduce costs even further. To learn more about Solarize Frederick County, visit or contact Lisa Orr, Sustainability Program coordinator, at LOrr@ or 301-600-6864.

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Public dog parks offer pets, owners wide open spaces to play By Sherry Greenfield

It’s no secret that Frederick County is dog friendly, with several off-leash parks that are a popular gathering place for owners and their furry friends. The county is home to several public outdoor parks that allow dogs to exercise off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners. The Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation last August opened its 4-acre Ballenger Creek Dog Park at 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick. The park is free and includes two separate areas, for small and dogs of all sizes. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., April 1 through Oct. 31, and from 8 a.m. to sunset, Nov. 1 through March 31. Dogs and their “pet parents” can also enjoy the park’s walkways, trails and benches. And, if your dog becomes thirsty from all that play and fun, water is available. 16 SUMMER 2013

“We get lots of visitors and lots of dogs,” said Bob Hicks, assistant director of parks and recreation. “It’s very popular.” Hicks said the county decided to build the park at the request of residents looking for a safe place to exercise and socialize their dogs. Though there is no cost to use the park, there is a list of hard and fast rules. For example, all dogs must be up-to-date on their shots. Vaccination and identification tags must be visible from the dog’s collar. All dogs must be under the control of their owners and dogs under four months of age and in heat are not permitted. Aggressive dogs are also prohibited from the park and those that exhibit aggressive behavior must be removed immediately. No more than two dogs per owner or handler are permitted and owners are required to clean up after their dogs.

Dogs and their “pet parents” can also enjoy the park’s walkways, trails and benches. And, if your dog becomes thirsty from all that play and fun, water is available.

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Hicks said county crews clean and maintain the park on a regular basis. For more information, call 301-600-1646 or visit www. The City of Frederick has been operating a dog park adjacent to Baker Park since 2008. The park, located at 121 N. Bentz St., in Frederick, opens at dawn and closes at 10 p.m. Owners or handlers are required to purchase a $15 usage tag, which the dog must wear at all times in the park. The tag can be purchased at the William R. Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St. For more information, call 301-600-1493 or go to www.cityoffrederick.

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Finally, the Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort at 3051 Thurston Road in Urbana, operates a free dog park on its 30-acre site. The park includes two separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. A covered gazebo for relaxation and protection from the sun is accessible from both areas of the park. “Because we have the land, we had the ability to build a dog park,” said Victoria Baum, Greenbriar’s marketing manager. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. “It gets pretty crowded in the late afternoon and evening, but it’s never overcrowded,” Baum said. The park is cleaned twice a day, but bags are available for owners to clean up after their dogs. For more information, call 301-874-8880 or visit

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Gettysburg readies for its big year

150th Commemoration events culminate in July

BY Allie Hagerman Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

For historians, Civil War enthusiasts, battlefield guides or residents of the quaint Pennsylvania town, the name Gettysburg holds much greater meaning, especially throughout this special year. Gettysburg: The mere mention of that name elicits different emotions, thoughts and pictures in the minds of people everywhere. Most have at least heard the name Gettysburg, whether in passing conversation about the Civil War’s greatest battles, or in reference to the blockbuster film that came to the big screen in 1993. For historians, Civil War enthusiasts, battlefield guides or residents of the quaint Pennsylvania town, the name Gettysburg holds much greater meaning, especially throughout this special year. This year, Gettysburg will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battle that ravaged the town from July 1-3, 1863, as well as the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln’s delivery of the famous 18 SUMMER 2013

Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg, which only had about 2,400 residents in 1863 and even today is only home to about 8,000 people, is anticipating roughly 4 million visitors in 2013 as a result of the anniversary. And the town that was once so small has never been more ready, with many special events and ceremonies to mark the commemorative time period. Some of the most popular activities taking place in Gettysburg in 2013 are the reenactments, which literally bring history to life for thousands of visitors every year. Gettysburg is proud to be the battleground of two reenactments for the special Battle of Gettysburg commemorative period, June 28 through July 7.

history The first reenactment, hosted by the Blue Gray Alliance, will be held June 29-30 at the Bushey Farm. The event will include reenactments of key moments of the Battle of Gettysburg, including McPherson’s Ridge, Devil’s Den and Culp’s Hill. In addition to the battles, there will be Civil War music, interactive speakers and demonstrations and vendors for visitors to enjoy. The second reenactment, which has been held in Gettysburg every year for nearly two decades by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, will be held July 4-7 at the Redding Farm. In addition to hosting more than 400 horses and 135 full-size cannons over the course of the event, the reenactment will feature re-creations of famous Battle of Gettysburg moments such as Pickett’s Charge, as well as a large living history area for visitors to explore. There will also be guest speakers and field demonstrations on everything from medicine to music to daily life during the Civil War. In addition to the two large reenactments, there will be several encampments and battle skirmishes in Gettysburg and the surrounding areas during the 10-day commemorative period. One of the most anticipated activities is the Attack of Culp’s Hill on June 28 at the Daniel Lady Farm. The event will show living historians acting as the 1st North Carolina Infantry retreating from Culp’s Hill and returning to the Daniel Lady Farm to receive medical care, just as they did on July 2, 1863.

The commemoration does not end in July. Gettysburg will continue to remember the battle throughout the summer and fall months, culminating in the observances of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19. “Dedication Day” will be held at Soldiers’ National Cemetery and include featured speakers, the recitation of the Gettysburg Address and candidates taking the United States Oath of Citizenship. Gettysburg went from being a rural dot on the Pennsylvanian map to a place of both historical and international importance in just three days in 1863. This year not only remembers the lives lost at Gettysburg but also those who thrived in the wake of conflict. Gettysburg has become a destination for millions of visitors every year, and will remain that way, not just this summer, but in the many years that follow.

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An official commemoration ceremony, titled “Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom,” will be held on June 30 in the Gettysburg National Military Park, featuring keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin, the singing of the National Anthem by country music star Trace Adkins and a performance by the United States Military Academy Orchestra. After the ceremony concludes, more than 3,500 luminaries will be lit on the graves of soldiers in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery who lost their lives at Gettysburg. Gettysburg has also been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Seminary Ridge Museum on July 1. The museum, which features 20,000 square feet of exhibits, focuses on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on Seminary Ridge, the medicine employed to help wounded soldiers when the building was used as a field hospital and the moral, civic and spiritual debates of the Civil War era. Visitors during the commemoration period will have the opportunity on July 3 to walk in the footsteps of soldiers who fought at Gettysburg. The Pickett’s Charge Commemorative March, hosted by the National Park Service, will take place exactly 150 years after the fateful Pickett’s Charge assault occurred on the Gettysburg battlefield. Participants will walk the same path that Confederate soldiers did in 1863.




911 Poison Control

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Hospice of Frederick County

240-566-3030 Missing Children Maryland

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

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

301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

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

toll free: 1-800-422-0009

Planning and Zoning 301-600-1138

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Gas - Washington Gas

Frederick County Government Information

Recycling 301-600-2960

Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

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

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

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


Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Citizen Services 301-600-1063

Frederick Police Department

301-600-2071 Frederick County Fire Marshall

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

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

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

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


Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

301-600-2464 Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline


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

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

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

240-566-3300 Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles

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301-663-0011 The ARC of Frederick County

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




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Short Sale 101 for Frederick County by Cassandra Bailey Associate Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX Achievers

Although a home offered as a short sale is often priced below the neighborhood comparables, it doesn’t mean that this is the price the bank will accept. When a borrower owes an amount on their property that combined with closing costs and commission is higher than the current market value of that property, the sale of that home is considered a “short sale.” A short sale requires third party approval for the sale to be valid. The third party is usually a bank or mortgage company that holds the note or loan. In some case there can be multiple “third parties” from whom approval will be required, such as: mortgage insurance companies, investors, government entities, or other banks/mortgage companies if there are first and second liens or home equity loans. With the exception of a pre-approved short sale (which the bank initiates), there is no guarantee the sale will be approved. Often, it can take months to get an answer. Qualifications for a short sale include that the borrower needs to sell due to a hardship, and has had a material change that has taken place since the borrower took out the loan that prevents him from paying the mortgage, and paying the mortgage causes distress. Let’s Bust Some Short Sale Myths:

• Short sales are virtually impossible to do. FALSE • Most homeowners are better off filing for bankruptcy or signing a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. FALSE

Short sales are a great bargain for buyers:

Although a home offered as a short sale is often priced below the neighborhood comparables, it doesn’t mean that this is the price the bank will accept. The bank will hire an appraiser or order a broker’s price opinion on the home. The appraisal or price opinion will take into account the current market and the condition of the property, usually resulting in fair market value. If buyers have time to spare and are willing to wait, they may get a slightly reduced price on the home of their dreams. Have short sales affected our local market?

In the first five months of 2012, short sales made up 23 percent (foreclosures 9.5 percent) of all residential real estate sales in Frederick County. During this same five-month period in 2013, short sales made up only 17 percent (foreclosures 11 percent) of the same market. Currently, short sales make up less than 10 percent of the active inventory for all of Frederick County. While this type of property may be here to stay, short sale properties aren’t as readily available as they once were. It doesn’t mean this type of sale doesn’t exist in our area, it just means you have to look harder and have more patience to find it.

• Most banks would rather foreclose and get the home back than do a short sale. FALSE • Short sales aren’t that prevalent. FALSE • Distressed properties are only in the low-end markets. FALSE • Anyone can do a short sale as long as they owe more on the mortgage than the property is worth. FALSE FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



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

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Hagerstown, MD Servicing Myersville, Thurmont, Emmitsburg, and Burkittsville 301-797-4887 Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

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

Westminster, MD Delivering to Frederick County 410-848-4477 toll free: 1-800-834-8590 C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303 Damascus Fuel Company

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

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

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

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

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

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Building A Bigger Bear

Longtime toy store owners have big plans for the future By Molly Fellin Spence After 10 years of offering battery-free fun, games, books and toys at their shop at 12 N. Market St., in Downtown Frederick, Marlene and Tom England announced in May their plans to move to a more spacious location just around the corner at 15 E. Patrick St. The big move is set for early July, and more surprises and changes for the iconic shop have been promised as well. Though the Englands are extremely busy these days, shopping for new offerings to make available at the new Bear, they took time out to answer some questions about how their business got started and how it remains so successful in Frederick.

Please describe when and how your business got started. Where did the idea come from? What inspired you as you made plans? Talk about where the name originated We always wanted to work together somehow and own our own business. For a couple years, Tom did the craft show circuit with his handcrafted wooden toys – it was a great stress relief from his

work as an environmental scientist for the government. We saw the positive response to non-tech handcrafted toys – and saw a gap in the marketplace for high-quality toys that really inspired creativity and hands-on play. So we decided to take the plunge and open a brick-and-mortar store. Our first location was at 200A N. Market St., (current home to Sky’s the Limit Boutique). Our original plan was to sell all handcrafted toys – mostly Tom’s – but we quickly discovered that running your own business doesn’t leave much time for woodworking! So we sought out other products that met our high standards as parents (our boys were 4 and 8 years old at the time) and as business owners. We were inspired by a love of play, a strong belief in the importance of family fun time, and a desire to demonstrate that good oldfashioned play – whether it’s a wooden baby rattle or a classic board game – never goes out of style.




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BUSINESS When figuring out what to call the downtown store, we brainstormed in our home office, which is bordered with a wallpaper reproduction of the “Dancing Bears” folk art painting by William H. Beard. One of us looked up and said “How about Dancing Bear Toys?

biased, of course, but we think Downtown Frederick is one of the true jewels of Frederick County. It is an authentic downtown that is vibrant and thriving and so exciting to be a part of. We believe it’s only going to get better, and we feel very privileged to be part of Downtown Frederick’s ongoing success.

How would you describe your business to someone who knows nothing about it? Who is your ideal client? What goals do you have in mind with regard to how you want to serve your customers?

Give some details about your background, education, training.

We describe the Bear as a neighborhood toy store that is batteryfree, a place where you can put some play in your day – whether you’re 1 or 100 years old or somewhere in between. Our ideal client/customer is anyone, because we all need to be reminded to take time to play. It’s just as important for adults as it is for kids. We strive to provide a very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable shopping experience…we want to be the kind of place where you leave a little happier than you were when you came in. We search for the very best products available, hire the very best staff, and do our very best to give back to the community that supports us.

What lessons have you learned in creating this business? We often laugh about how little we knew about retail when we opened on Sept. 20, 2000. Let’s just say we were pretty green. We are still learning something new every single day. Owning your own retail business is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure... and it’s definitely not all fun and games, although we still enjoy every single minute! You have to work hard, keep up with what’s going on around you, and be willing to change and adapt as needed. We have learned the importance of surrounding ourselves with smart, caring people – truly we would not have made it this long without such a great team backing us up. We have learned that there is tremendous value in dreaming big and doing what you love – and that’s a lesson we try to pass on to our own sons, who are now 16 and 21.

Talk about Frederick County as a home for your business. What is it about the area that you think supports your particular vision? Why does it work here rather than elsewhere?

Tom is a native of Williamsburg, Va., and a graduate of Radford University, where he majored in medical biology and went on to pursue a career in scientific research and analysis. After 13 years as an environmental scientist, Tom marketed and sold his handcrafted wooden toys through local craft venues and the Internet before opening Dancing Bear with Marlene in 2000. Marlene is a native of Martinsburg, W. Va., and a graduate of Hood College, where she earned a degree in communication arts. She began her career as a freelance copywriter while still a student and went on to develop a strong background in fundraising and development. Marlene’s freelance business, England Creative, serves nonprofit and corporate clients across the country. (With the Bear’s expansion, she’s not doing much writing at all anymore.) As retailers, the Englands are active in the Downtown Frederick Partnership. Marlene serves on the Partnership’s Business Development Committee, and both participate in Partnership programs, such as the Competitive Edge Series. They are members of the Tourism Council of Frederick County and the American Specialty Toy Retailers Association (ASTRA).

Please share any information that you are willing to about your personal life and how that may fit into your business life. We have two sons – oldest is junior at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and youngest is junior at Walkersville High School. We live in Woodsboro, when we’re not “playing” in Downtown Frederick, that is. This October, we’ll celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The toy business keeps us young at heart – for example, Tom turned 50 this past February, and the only place he wanted to go for his birthday was Walt Disney World. He was pretty excited to meet the Mayor of Main Street at the Magic Kingdom.

Frederick County has been “home” to our family since 1994. We moved here when our oldest son was just 2 years old. We’re a little



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Maryland’s New School Standards, Assessments & More Promising Progress in the Road Ahead By Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools Public education is changing in Maryland and across the nation. Many people have heard about Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and PARCC Assessments, but don’t understand what they are or how and when Maryland schools will transition to them. Maryland is among more than 40 states that have embarked on a states-led mission to establish and adopt high standards reflecting knowledge and skills students should master in language arts and math by the end of each grade level to navigate the road to success in college and careers. States call them Common Core standards and established them to provide consistent learning goals for all students—regardless of where they live—so that children moving from one state to another and parents and teachers comparing student progress will have a clear roadmap for academic expectations and working together toward shared goals. The standards are relevant to the real world, focusing on preparation to succeed after high school in post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce. Maryland adopted the CCSS in language arts and math in June 2010. Common Core standards 32 SUMMER 2013

Dr. Theresa B. Alban, superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools checks in with a student.

do not tell teachers what or how to teach; they simply outline the skills that all students should master. During the 2010-11 school year, educators statewide worked to create the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks to define the essential content and skills that students need to know and be able to do to meet the new standards. During the 2011-12 school year, teams from all Maryland school systems helped develop model units and lessons aligned to the CCSS. Each team included teachers in language arts; mathematics; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); and a principal. They prepared Educator Effectiveness Academies, where educators created transition plans for sharing what they learned. During 2012-13, educators learned how to use the new materials. In the 2013-14 school year, schools will implement the completed curriculum. The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment component is a consortium of 24 states working to develop assessments aligned with the

childcare & education Maryland is among more than 40 states that have embarked on a states-led mission to establish and adopt high standards reflecting knowledge and skills students should master in language arts and math by the end of each grade level to navigate the road to success in college and careers. Common Core Standards in language arts and math. PARCC assessments will track student progress, and report status on a trajectory toward college- and career-readiness. The assessments are computer-based and use a mix of performance-based tasks, constructed responses and computer-enhanced, computer-scored items to measure higher order skills such as critical thinking, communication and problem solving. In the 2013-14 school year, Maryland will field test, research and collect data about PARCC assessments. In the 2014-15 school year, PARCC assessments will replace the Maryland School Assessments (MSAs). In addition to Maryland’s new standards and student assessments, the State Department of Education is launching a new teacherand principal-evaluation system for implementation in 2013-

14. Under the new system, teacher and principal evaluations will include measures of professional practice as well as student growth. The results will offer a more detailed look at educator performance so that targeted and supportive professional development can take place in a timely manner. These are the types of forward-thinking reforms that have helped keep Maryland ranked No. 1 nationwide five years in a row in Education Week’s annual Quality Counts reports. In Frederick County, delivering on the promise of public education means that schools partner with students, families and community members to remain Maryland’s premier school system.

About Frederick County Public Schools Projected 2013-14 Projected Enrollment—40,668 Maryland schools rank #1 in America for a fifth straight year (Education Week’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Quality Counts reports and the College Board’s Annual AP Report to the Nation). Student Demographics • 11% receive special education services • 25% qualify for free or reduced-price meals • 66% White, 11% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic/Latino of any race, 5% Asian, 5% two or more races and less than 1% are Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Per Pupil Expenditure $12,612* per year. About 81% of the FCPS $510.6 million operating budget goes directly to schools and school support, with 11% spent on the physical plant, 6% on student transportation and 2% on administration.

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

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

Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades

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

School Bus Riders – 30,000+

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

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


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College-preparatory academics

Highly educated faculty

Small class sizes

Attention to supportive & gifted education

Curriculum richly integrated with art & music

Spanish 3 times per week beginning in kindergarten

P.E. 4 times per week

Emphasis on collaboration & hands-on activities

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childcare & education CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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

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

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Children’s World Early Learning Center

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

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

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

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

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

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152

The Goddard School

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

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

Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577 Little Lights CDC

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

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

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

Middletown, MD 301-371-8681



childcare & education Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305

Carroll Manor Elementary

North Frederick Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Centerville Elementary

Oakdale Elementary

Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

Deer Crossing Elementary

Orchard Grove Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Emmitsburg Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Glade Elementary

Sabillasville Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Green Valley Elementary

Spring Ridge Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Hillcrest Elementary

Thurmont Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

Kemptown Elementary

Thurmont Primary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Lewistown Elementary

Tuscarora Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000

Liberty Elementary

Twin Ridge Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

Lincoln Elementary

Urbana Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650

Frederick, MD 240-236-2200

Middletown Elementary

Valley Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Middletown Primary

Walkersville Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Monocacy Elementary

Waverley Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900

Myersville Elementary

Whittier Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100

Stepping Stone Centers

Frederick & Middletown, MD 301-662-4242, 301-371-4711 St. John Regional Catholic School

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

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

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014 Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728 Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282 Yes I Can Children’s Center

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166 YMCA

Frederick & Monrovia, MD 301-663-513, 301-607-6900 FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

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

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

New Market Elementary

Wolfsville Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500

New Market, MD 240-236-1300

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250

Brunswick Elementary

New Midway Elementary

Woodsboro Elementary

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 36 SUMMER 2013

childcare & education Yellow Springs Elementary

New Market Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900 Middletown Middle

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100


Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High

Urbana Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Walkersville Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

Weekly Shabbat and Holiday Services • Early Childhood Center Religious School • Adult Education • Social and Cultural Events

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


childcare & education Tuscarora High

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400 Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200 OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

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

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

240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

240-578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools

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

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

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

240-236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning 38 SUMMER 2013

environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development. FCPS High School Academies

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

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

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

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

Even Start

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-473-8990 Friends Meeting School (Pre-K - 12)

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

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

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

Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8)

Homeschool Frederick!

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3161

St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8)

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722

Telos Academy of Mindworks

New Life Christian School (K - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K3 - 8)

Middletown, MD 240-490-5479

St. John’s Catholic Prep High School (9 - 12)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

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

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

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

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163



childcare & education Infants and Toddlers Program

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, socialemotional, or self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. FCPS Partners for Success

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

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

301-236-8700 Provides individualized special education programs for eligible students with more severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, visual, and learning 40 SUMMER 2013

disabilities, from age 3 through the school year they reach age 21. Students are admitted by the county IEP team process. FCPS Success Program

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909

Frederick County Developmental Center

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

Frederick, MD 301-694-7779 Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore, MD toll free: 1-888-554-2080

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Maryland School for the Deaf


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

Challenger Baseball

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

Frederick, MD 301-699-3075

Frederick, MD

childcare & education COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES College of Notre Dame of Maryland at Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD 410-532-5500

Hood College

Shepherd University

Frederick, MD 301-663-3131

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000

McDaniel College

University of Maryland at College Park

Frederick, MD 301-846-2400

(Formerly Western Maryland College) Westminster, MD 410-857-2260 toll free: 1-800-638-5005

Frostburg State University

Mount Saint Mary’s University

University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411

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

Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060

Hagerstown Community College

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

Frederick Community College

Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800

College Park, MD 301-405-1000

Frederick, MD 301-682-8315 toll free: 1-877-982-2329

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Health Care

Four Morning Practices to Transform Your Summer by Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT

When you rush through your morning, your nervous system gets amped up, leaving you fatigued, uncentered, scattered, and reactive to the moods of others – all before lunch! How you get up and start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. When you rush through your morning, your nervous system gets amped up, leaving you fatigued, uncentered, scattered, and reactive to the moods of others – all before lunch! When you take a few moments to begin your day with mindful practices, a sense of calm can stay with you throughout your day. 44 SUMMER 2013

You feel centered, focused, and able to respond instead of react to those around you. The leisurely vibe of summer is a great time to form new habits that will nourish you when the pace picks back up in the fall. Here are four simple mindful practices to weave into your morning:

health care 1. Start with a Sacred Pause.

Before you roll out of bed and head for the shower, sit at the edge of your bed and take a “Sacred Pause.” Sit with a straight spine and the crown of your head lifting up to the sky. Feel the soles of your feet on the ground as you relax your legs, gently place the palms of your hands on your legs, soften your belly, relax your shoulders, and soften the muscles in your face. 2. Take three good breaths.

As you take a “Sacred Pause,” become mindful of your breath: Breathe into your belly and heart, and then exhale fully from your lower belly. Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh suggests simply saying, “Breathing in, I notice I am breathing in. Breathing out, I notice I am breathing out.” As you place your attention on your breath, you’ll notice that your breathing becomes slower and deeper all on its own. You can say to yourself, “Breathing in, I am calm. Breathing out, I am happy.” 3.Notice the good.

Spending just a few mindful minutes in your morning grounds you in what is most important to your heart, supporting you in living an intentional, awake life. Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT, is a mom, psychotherapist, mindfulness coach, and yoga teacher with master’s degrees in clinical social work and pastoral ministry. She has extensive training in mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. She is the Wellness Counselor at Georgetown University, has a private practice in Frederick, MD, and offers personal mindfulness coaching over the phone. Find out more at “The Barefoot Barn.”

We are wired to notice the negative in our lives. It takes mindful effort to turn our attention to what is good. After you take a few mindful breaths, practice noticing the good. You could start by becoming appreciative of the fact that you are alive and breathing. Notice the comforts around – your comfy bed, running water, and a roof over your head. Recall the people in your life who you appreciate. Breathe this appreciation into your heart. Savor the good for at least 20 seconds. This further reinforces a new neural pathway within your brain to notice the good in your life. 4. Stand and brush your teeth.

Bring on the calm with a standing meditation as you brush your teeth. Place your feet about hip width apart. Evenly distribute the weight between the front and back of your feet. Soften the knees. When we are stressed, we lock our knees, even when we are going about routine tasks such as brushing our teeth. Feel your tailbone pointed down toward the earth. Feel the shoulders relax. Feel your heart lifting up to the sky. Here you are standing in the yogic posture called Mountain Pose. So be a strong, sturdy, centered, powerful mountain. Gently hold the brush in your hand and slowly, mindfully brush your teeth. Before you head for the shower, notice the sense of calm within you. These four simple (but not always easy!) practices can transform your day. They are the foundational practices for learning to center yourself and to respond instead of react. Spending just a few mindful minutes in your morning grounds you in what is most important to your heart, supporting you in living an intentional, awake life.



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

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

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


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

FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

FMH Diabetes Center

FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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

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

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

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

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Rose Hill

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

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

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

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

FMH Psychiatric Services

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




Georgetown University Hospital

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

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

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

The Gettysburg Hospital

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

Brook Lane Health Services

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

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

Carroll County General Hospital

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

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

Children’s National Medical Center

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

Holy Cross Hospital

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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

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

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

Frederick Surgical Center

Mercy Medical Center

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

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

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Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

Washington County Hospital Association

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

Washington Hospital Center

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

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Maryland Access Point; One Stop, Many Services By Kitty L. Devilbiss Community Services Manager, Frederick County Department of Aging

Mobile I&A is popular with Frederick County residents because it is a monthly, one-stop shop approach to accessing multiple services and benefits. Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a statewide initiative to better serve older adults and adults with disabilities by providing easy to access information, assistance and referrals for services, benefits and other resources. Locally, the Frederick County Department of Aging is the site of the Frederick County MAP. The Department of Aging has always offered Information and Assistance, but through MAP has been able to expand into a terrific service called Mobile I &A. Mobile Information & Assistance is offered monthly at all four senior centers and is an opportunity for older adults and adults with disabilities to easily access resources and benefits all in one place. Each month, partners from other agencies including the Department of Social Services, Western Maryland Food Bank, Legal Aid, and the Frederick County Treasurer’s office, join Department of Aging staff to meet individually with applicants to answer questions and provide expert assistance with applications, referrals, and troubleshooting issues involving energy assistance, Supplement Nutrition Access Program (formerly known as food stamps), property tax credits, Medicare/Medicaid and other insurance issues, legal documents, and other timely topics Mobile I&A is popular with Frederick County residents because it is a monthly, one-stop shop approach to accessing multiple services and benefits. The Mobile I&A clinics are offered at the familiar, local Frederick County senior center in the communities of Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick and Urbana. Every Department of Aging senior center is handicap accessible and has free parking.

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Mobile I&A clinics are offered beginning at 10 a.m., on the following dates: 1st Tuesday of each Month

Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick 2nd Wednesday of each month

Urbana Senior Center, 9020 Amelung Drive, Urbana 3rd Thursday of each month

Emmitsburg Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg 4th Friday of each month

Brunswick Senior Center, 12 East A St., Brunswick

In addition, participants also have the opportunity to learn about and take advantage of the programs and activities at their local senior center. Mobile Information and Assistance has proved to be so successful in reaching older adults and people with disabilities, the Frederick County Department of Aging expects to offer additional clinics in communities without a Frederick County Senior Center, within the next few months. To schedule an appointment for any of the Mobile I&A locations, or for additional information, contact MAP Coordinator, Kathy Schey at 301-600-3520 or email her at


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Pedicabs offer green view of the city by Tripp Laino

When pedicabs first appeared in Frederick in 2010, they drew bemused stares from many residents – a quirky oddity roaming the downtown streets. But now in its fourth summer, MacFawn’s Green Rides has become accepted as part of the downtown landscape, according to owner Kenneth MacFawn. The service provides pedicab rides for a fee from St. Patrick’s Day through the early fall. “It’s been a steady increase in business,” he said. “I think the first year we came out there was a shock factor with it – ‘Are these guys supposed to be here?’ Now it’s one of those accepted things. If we’re not out and running by St. Paddy’s Day, I’ll get a bunch of calls.”

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There are four pedicabs, also called bicycle rickshaws, in MacFawn’s fleet, and drivers will take passengers anywhere in the service area, which runs from East Street to Bentz Street and from South Street to 7th Street, for $2 per person. Another popular option is a tour of Baker Park, which costs $15, and takes about 25 minutes. He said he was surprised at how quickly some people took to the idea of pedicabs. Several people have hired the company for children’s birthday parties, marriage proposals and postwedding rides, he said. Additionally, Hood College has rented the pedicabs for use on its alumni weekend. Drivers earn a portion of their salary via tips, he said. Though the work can be physically demanding, MacFawn said he doesn’t

transportation have much of a test for potential drivers. They simply must be willing to work hard and socialize with customers, and have a good driving record. “The job in itself kind of weeds out people,” he said. “I’m open to let anybody try it. You can never really judge a book by its cover.” The City of Frederick doesn’t have any ordinances that directly deal with pedicabs, according to Lt. Jason Keckler of the Frederick Police Department. Keckler said city officials and police met with MacFawn when he began operating the pedicabs, and discussed the potential issues that could arise with the business. “We advised Mr. MacFawn that in the absence of local pedicab regulations, his operators only needed to follow local and state bicycle laws and ordinances,” Keckler wrote in an email. “That still applies to any pedicabs that would operate in Frederick.”

stops. He said the company has not had any traffic incidents with its drivers. He said the best part of operating the cabs has been how quickly Frederick residents took to the new means of transportation. “[It’s] really just the acceptance of Frederick for something like this and the appreciation behind it,” he said. “… This is something that the Tourism Council and the mayor [have] been really supportive of. That’s been really great.”

Several people have hired the company for children’s birthday parties, marriage proposals and post-wedding rides, he said.

The pedicabs follow the city’s bicycle ordinances, including not operating on sidewalks, and state laws, such as that bikes are not allowed on roads with speed limits above 50 mph. MacFawn said his drivers also follow laws applicable to cars and bicycles. Drivers are not allowed to text while operating the pedicabs, and must use bicycle hand signals to indicate turns and

Public Transit

TransIT’s Connector routes operate in Frederick City and urbanized areas of Frederick County serving medical, employment, education, and shopping centers. These routes operate MondayFriday from approximately 5:40AM to 9:30PM (9:45PM on Fridays) and from 7:30AM to 9:45PM on Saturday. Fares are $1.25 each way for all routes. The reduced fair for Seniors (60+) and those with disabilities is $.60 one-way. Ten-trip, Twenty-trip, and monthly passes are available at a per-ride discount – costs for Seniors and those with disabilities are also discounted Commuter Shuttle Service:

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

• The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick. • The Meet-the-MARC Shuttles operate between Walkersville and Frederick, and between Frederick and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are timed to meet many of the MARC trains to and from Washington D.C. • The Route 85 Shuttle serves the business centers along Route 85 and Crestwood Boulevard. • The East County Shuttle operates between Frederick and Spring Ridge and provides service to Lake Linganore, New Market, and eastern Frederick County upon request.

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

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



transportation Commuter Services

MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

MARC train to Washington, DC

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

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


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

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

As a member of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Commuter Connections, TransIT provides car and vanpool matching services free to Frederick area commuters.

For general TransIT information 5:14PM 6:58PM 24 hours a day, access the website 6:50PM 8:07PM at 7:59PM For more information on arrival and departure times at specific stops, call MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. Parking Monocacy Station: 800 free parking spaces Downtown Station: No parking. TransIT provides two commuter shuttles to transport commuters to the train: Meet-the-MARC shuttles from Walkersville and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Fares The fare for the TransIT Meet-theMARC shuttle is $1.10 each way, but shuttle service is free to commuters who purchase MARC tickets or monthly passes in advance.

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Local and Regional Airports Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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

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

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

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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30th annual Maryland Wine Festival to uncork in September By Tripp Laino

Though it began with only a handful of local wineries, the Maryland Wine Festival in Westminster has grown significantly in the last three decades. For its 30th anniversary celebration this September, the festival will offer more than 250 wines. Kevin Atticks, executive director of the Maryland Winery Association, helps coordinate wineries attending the festival. His group began contacting members in January, and as a result, between 35 and 40 wineries will be in attendance this year. Each winery brings several wines for attendees to sample. Some of the smaller wineries bring two or three, and the larger wineries bring up to 15 varieties, he said. The wineries come from all over the State of Marylan to attend, he said. “If you’re an attendee, you’re saving yourself hours of driving,” he said. “There’s no way you’re going to find all of these in a local wine shop yet.… You’d have to drive around and visit all the wineries, and we encourage people to do that, but this [festival] is a really great way to try local wine.” The festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, and features unlimited samples. Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday’s are from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets, which include wine tastings, as well as wine education, will be available on Dottie Freeman, parks superintendent for Carroll County, expects about 20,000 people to attend, especially if the weather is pleasant. The festival collects attendants ZIP codes when guests check in, and has discovered that visitors have come from all 50 states and 24 foreign countries, she

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“Even if you’re not wine connoisseurs, it’s a great event,” she said. “It’s something to see. It’s one of the biggest festivals. It’s won many awards as the best [wine festival].” said. Freeman said she even spotted a Maryland Wine Festival commemorative tote bag in use while on a trip to London.

various prizes, and also promised some “surprises” that won’t be announced until the day of the festival.

“Even if you’re not wine connoisseurs, it’s a great event,” she said. “It’s something to see. It’s one of the biggest festivals. It’s won many awards as the best [wine festival].”

“We want to make it extra special for 30 years straight through,” she said.

She has been involved with the festival for 28 years, since the festival moved from its original location in Union Mills to the Farm Museum. “I’ve been to all except for two,” she said. “It’s been quite a ride. We watched it grow from 10,000 to 15,000 and on into the 20,000s.”

Atticks said the festival’s farm setting makes it one of the best offerings in the state. “We love this one because of the setting,” he said. “It’s not too far off of Main Street in Westminster, yet it’s a preserved farm. You’ve got all the farm buildings and barns – we make good use of the site and the buildings… The setting is great.”

Freeman said festival organizers have been meeting to celebrate the 30th anniversary, including giveaways and drawings for



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Thursdays come alive in Frederick BY Brittany Diehl, Downtown Frederick Partnership photos courtesy of doug via

All proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership and are reinvested into Downtown Frederick to benefit businesses, visitors, and residents From May through September, Downtown Frederick Partnership presents Alive @ Five, Downtown Frederick’s ultimate happy hours series. Carroll Creek, located in beautiful historic Downtown Frederick, comes alive every Thursday evening with music, drinks and friends via the event. With 16 fun-packed events in the series, Alive @ Five runs each Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. May 16 through Sept. 5 (with the exception of July 4). Alive @ Five features excellent live music, alcoholic beverages and local food for sale, and a variety of prizes and promotions from sponsors. Alive @ Five features a variety of musicians, ranging from country to swing to funky blues rock and others. Visitors can take in the music, enjoy beer, wine, and sangria provided by local vendors, all while watching the beautiful Carroll Creek as the sun goes down.

All proceeds benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership and are reinvested into Downtown Frederick to benefit businesses, visitors, and residents. Downtown Frederick Partnership is Frederick’s designated Main Street organization dedicated to enhancing, promoting and preserving the vitality of Downtown Frederick through implementation of the Main Street Maryland Program. Downtown Frederick Partnership also presents downtown events such as First Saturday, Frosty Friday, Mayfest, Halloween in Downtown Frederick and monthly Progressive Dinners. For more information, visit

All happy hours take place at Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Beer, wine and food are available for purchase and credit cards are accepted. Well-behaved dogs, are welcome, too!



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Yellow and White Peaches ❦ Plums ❦ Blueberries Blackberries ❦ Sweet and Sour Cherries ❦ Yellow and White Nectarines Apples ❦ Pears ❦ Fresh Vegetables ❦ Jams and Jellies ❦ Local Crafts ❦ Apple Cider ❦ Home Baked Goods

arts & Leisure NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

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

301-663-9388 C & O Canal National Park

South Mountain Recreation Area

Fountain Rock Recreation Center



Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department


301-600-1492 (City, G9)

Washington Monument State Park

Frederick County Parks and Recreation

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

301-600-1646 (City, I9)

301-739-4200 (County, G3)


National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park

301-698-0630 (City, G11)

Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

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


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

Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum

301-293-2215 (County, J9)

Girl Scouts

Shenandoah National Park

The Frederick County Historical Society

Middletown Rec Center

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500 STATE PARKS

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

301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

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

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

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

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

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

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

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park



301-663-1188 (City, I9)

240-566-0222 (County, E11)

Brunswick Railroad Museum

Oakdale Rec Center

301-834-7100(County, C14)

301-600-1359 (County, J11)

George Alfred Townsend Museum

Skate Frederick


301-662-7362 (County, I10)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Tuscarora Rec Center

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

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1)

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

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

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

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


301-663-7880 (City, E13)

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating



Adventure Park USA

Disabled Sports USA

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

301-739-1211 Catoctin Rec Center

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

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

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

301-865-1769 (County, K11)

301-217-0960 Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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



Calendar J U L Y Every Thursday in July, Aug. & Sept.

Every Friday in July & August

Live music, beer, wine, local food, and the opportunity to win prizes and promotions from the event sponsors. This event is for ages 21+ only. Time: 5-8 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheatre Carroll Creek, across from the C. Burr Artz Library, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or

Watch the sunset over the vineyard with a glass of wine as local songwriters and instrumentalists perform. Local cheese and breads for sale, produce and farmers market. Picnics suggested. Time: 3-7 p.m.; music: 6-9 p.m. Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Road, Mount Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 or

Alive @ Five Concert Series

Thursdays, July 11-August 15

SummerFest Family Theater Series

Enjoy local and regional performers at these free children’s performances at the park! Featuring comedy, dance, music and more! Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Baker Park Bandshell 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844 or

Every Friday in July & August

Fireside Fridays at Black Ankle Vineyards

Enjoy live music along with your favorite Black Ankle wines. Music is performed in the tasting room or on our patio area (weather permitting), and is accompanied by the lively crackle of a fire. No reservations required. Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: Black Ankle Vineyards 14663 Black Ankle Road, Mount Airy Contact: 301-829-3338 or

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Elk Run Summer Wine Down Friday

Fridays & Saturdays thru August Legally Blonde

Fridays & Saturdays, with matinees on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month through Aug. 24. Location: Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowtree Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoff

Every Saturday in July & August Walkersville Southern Railroad Weekend Excursions

Travel over tracks that the Pennsylvania RR originally built in 1872. Ride in vintage 1920s passenger cars or an open flatcar as your rail excursion runs past a 100-year-old lime kiln and then out into picturesque Maryland farm country. Time: Departures at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

Every Saturday & Sunday in July & August

Elk Run Sipping Saturdays and Sundays

Enjoy a wine tasting while listening to local songwriters and instrumentalists. Time: 3-5 p.m. Location: Elk Run Vineyards 15113 Liberty Road, Mount Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 or

Sundays, July-August 25

Summer Concert Series

Enjoy local and regional performers at these free concerts in the park! From blues and swing groups to outstanding tribute artists, the concert series has something for everyone. In lieu of admission, canned food and cash donations will be accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Baker Park Bandshell 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844 or

Throughout July

Disney’s “Cinderella” at Way Off Broadway

The timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Most Saturdays, and select Sundays and Wednesdays, April-July. Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Way Off Broadway 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoff

of events J U L Y

July 1-3

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a 3-game series. FIREWORKS after Wed. game. Time: 7/1 & 2 at 7 p.m., 7/3 at 6 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

July 3 4th of July Celebration

Fireworks Celebration to honor our nation’s independence. Location: Cummings Drive, Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7500 or

July 4th

Barbara Fritchie Motorcycle Classic

Motorcycle Races - All Stars National Flat Track Series - 91st Annual! Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Frederick Fair Grounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-663-8333

July 4th

Frederick’s 4th - An Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the largest Independence Day celebration in Frederick County with music, a volleyball tournament, chilli cook-off, kids activities, bathtub races, fireworks and more.

Time: Noon-dusk Location: Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 or

July 6

Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Trains

Enjoy a four-course meal in an elegant dining car with the soothing sounds of live piano music playing in the background. Impeccable service and an intimate setting will make this 2-hour train ride a lasting memory. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

July 6-7

149th Commemoration of the Battle of Monocacy

Monocacy National Battlefield will commemorate the battle with a living history encampment including artillery and infantry demonstrations. Activities will be presented for the first time at the visitor center; historically the Confederate approach to the battle. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or

July 7 & 21

Carillon Recitals

John Widmann, city carillonneur, plays the 49-bell carillon manually by fists & feet, using keyboard & pedals. Time: 12:30-1 p.m. Location: Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park, 124 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-846-4781 or

July 10, 24

Walkersville Southern Railroad Teddy Bear Trains

Bring your Teddy Bear and your lunch for a fun time with Goldilocks on the train and in the park. We will stop in the park for lunch and story time. Time: Train departs at 11:30 a.m. & returns about 2 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

July 11

Summer Chamber Music Festival: Sidney Silverman Young Artists

The concert program features Brahms’ “Liebeslieder” waltzes. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Hood College, Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick 301-696-3429 or



Calendar of events

J U L Y July 12-15

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Carolina Mudcats in a 4-game series. FIREWORKS Fri, Sat, & Sun after game. Time: 7/12 at 7 p.m | 7/13 & 14 6 p.m. 7/15 7 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-539 or

July 13, 27

Boat & Brew Tour

What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, then enjoy beer tasting and appetizers at Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Monocacy River and Barley and Hops Park Mills Road, Frederick Contact: 301-695-5177 or

July 13

Walkersville Southern Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Enjoy an elegant meal along with an interactive, murder mystery hosted by Frederick’s own Way Off Broadway acting troupe. A great night out for the grownups. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

July 20

Sunset/Full Moon Float

Join River and trail Outfitters for this guided kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. Time: 6-9 p.m.

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Location: River & Trail Outfitters 604 Valley Road, Knoxville Contact: 301-695-5177 or

Location: Hood College, Hodson auditorium, Rosenstock Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or

July 20

July 20

Paddle to the Hooch

Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries! Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: River & Trail Outfitters 604 Valley Road, Knoxville Contact: 301-695-5177 or

July 13-14

Civil War Encampment

Experience life in the 1860s. Explore the 1863 campaign. Visit with living historians, enjoy a Civil War fashion show, and much more. See website for schedule of activities. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-1650 or

Main Street Middletown’s Date Night - A Taste of the Town

You don’t need a “date” to enjoy Main Street Middletown’s Date Night - Taste of the Town street festival. Showcased will be delectable local tastes and treats, local wineries, entertainment, and the horse-drawn carriage ride with valley & mountain scenery. Location: 31 W. Main St., Middletown Contact: 301-371-6171 or

July 20-21

Reggae Wine, Music, and Art Festival

Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. Location: Linganore Winery/Barryville Plantation 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy Contact: 301-831-5889 or

July 25 July 17-20

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Salem Red Sox in a 4-game series. Time: 7/17 7 p.m. | 7/18 Noon 7/19 7 p.m. | 7/20 6 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

July 18

Summer Chamber Music Festival: The Riches Of Rags

The pianist and concert manager, Noel Lester, is the featured performer Time: 7:30 p.m.

Summer Chamber Music Festival: Phyllis and Ardine Gorden Concert

The concert will feature the Aeolus String quartet. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Hood College, Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or

July 29-31

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Lynchburg Hillcats in a 3-game series. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

Calendar of events

A U G U S T August 3

August 3-4

August 10

Enjoy a four-course meal in an elegant dining car with the soothing sounds of live piano music playing in the background. Impeccable service and an intimate setting will make this 2-hour train ride a lasting memory. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

Monocacy Junction was the site of a United States Colored Troops (USCT) recruiting station in 1863. The battlefield will commemorate the bravery of those who joined the ranks of the Union Army 150 years ago through living history and programs about the recruiting station and those connected with it. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or

A great family time featuring live music, inflatables, food, and pony rides. Whether you’re in your 20’s, 90’s or have a family full of kids, come on out! Time: 3-8:30 p.m. Location: Baker Park, College Avenue & West 2nd Street. Frederick Contact: 301-662-1819 or

Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Trains

August 3

August First Saturday:”Rock Around the Block”

United States Colored Troops

August 4 & 18

Take a trip back in time as we celebrate the music, the clothes and the spirit of the 1950s. This event features live music, a costume contest, a DJ sock hop, 50s-themed shops, and so much more! Time: 5-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick, 19 E. Church St., Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or

Carillon Recitals

August 3

Walkersville Southern Railroad Teddy Bear Trains

Fifth Annual Slowriders Vintage VW Meet

View Volkswagen autos and buses from the late 1930s through the 1970s, along with other interesting models. Chat with the drivers to learn the history and restoration efforts involved with these vehicles. Time: Noon-6 p.m. Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row North East & East Church streets, Frederick Contact:

John Widmann, city carillonneur, plays the 49-bell carillon manually by fists & feet, using keyboard & pedals. Time: 12:30-1 p.m. Location: Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park, 124 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-846-4781 or

August 7 & 21

Bring your Teddy Bear and your lunch for a fun time with Goldilocks on the train and in the park. We will stop in the park for lunch and story time. Time: Train departs at 11:30 a.m. & returns about 2 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

August 8-10

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Carolina Mudcats in a 3-game series. FIREWORKS Fri & Sat after game. Time: 8/8 & 9 7 p.m. | 8/10 6 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

Picnic in the Park

August 11-13

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a 3-game series. Time: 8/11 2 p.m. | 8/12 & 13 7 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

August 17

Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race

Come watch America’s only High-Wheel (Penny Farthing) bike race in historic downtown Frederick. This will be a unique 1-hour race featuring riders of antique or replica high wheel bicycles that were popular in the 19th century. Time: 4-5 p.m. Location: 124 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: 301-514-5172 or

August 17

Bike Fest

4th Annual Brunswick Bike Fest. Enjoy all things bicycle and more at this event with scheduled rides, demonstrations and checkups. While here, take in sounds of live music. Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Location: Railroad Square, 1 Potomac St., Brunswick Contact: 301-834-5591 or



Calendar of events

A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R August 17

Boat & Brew Tour

What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, then enjoy beer tasting and appetizers at Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Monocacy River and Barley and Hops Park Mills Road, Frederick Contact: 301-695-5177 or

Aug. 17

Walkersville Southern Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Enjoy an elegant meal along with an interactive, murder mystery hosted by Frederick’s own Way Off Broadway acting troupe. A great night out for the grownups. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or

August 18

August 25

Step back in time & experience life during the World War II era. Enjoy a refreshing bowl of ice cream as you wander through the impressive display of antique cars & interact with veterans & reenactors. Enjoy period games & explore museum exhibits. Location: Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-1650 or

The National Park Service was established by Congress on Aug. 25, 1916 to care for one of America’s best ideas, the National Park system. Come learn more about these special places and at 2 p.m., join us for a birthday cake. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or

Antique Car Show, WWII Day and Ice Cream Social

August 21-23

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Wilmington Blue Rocks. FIREWORKS Friday after the game. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

August 23

Family Movie Night

August 17 & 25

Sunset/Full Moon Float

Join River and trail Outfitters for this guided kayaking tour on the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: River & Trail Outfitters 604 Valley Road, Knoxville Contact: 301-695-5177 or

August 17-20

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Winston-Salem Dash in a 4-game series. Time: 8/17 6 p.m. | 8/18 2 p.m. 8/18 & 19 7 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or 66 SUMMER 2013

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the entire family to watch a familyfriendly movie on Middletown’s giant blow-up movie screen. A variety of foods and snacks will be sold by vendors. Time: 7 p.m. Movie begins at dark. Location: Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Road, Middletown Contact: 301-371-6171 or

August 24

Paddle to the Hooch

Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries! Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: River & Trail Outfitters 604 Valley Road, Knoxville

Happy 97th Birthday, National Park Service

August 31-September 2

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys play the Potomac Nationals in a 3-game series. Time: 8/31 & 9/1 6 p.m. | 9/2 2 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: 877-846-5397 or

September 6

First Friday in Frederick - Top Shelf Tastings

September’s First Friday in Frederick event features at least a half-dozen single malt scotches. Also featured this month Bagpipers! Visiting experts will provide insights into the craft and science of the distiller’s art and guide generous product tastings. Time: 7:30-10pm. Location: The Faux School 35 S Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-471-9998 or

Calendar of events

S E P T E M B E R September 6-8

September 7

Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show

September First Saturday: “Dog Days of Summer”

Community Fair, featuring a baked goods auction on Friday night; a library book sale all weekend long; a beef, sheep, goat, and swine show and sale on Saturday; a pet show; indoor exhibits; martial arts demonstrations and more. Location: Catoctin High School 14745 Sabillasville Rd. Thurmont Contact: 301-271-2104 or www.thurmontemmitsburg

Featuring a dog parade and costume contest, dog friendly stores and dining, animal art and more. Festivities begin at 5pm with registration and conclude with a Yappy Hour doggie after-party. Enjoy live entertainment, guest artists and extended shopping hours at 80+ downtown stores. Time: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick 19 E. Church St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or

September 6-8

Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Fall Festival

Experience authentic Greek cuisine, live music and traditional dance performances. Free admission, free parking, rain or shine. Overhead tents. Come experience a slice of Greek life. There is fun and entertainment for the whole family Time: 11am-8pm Location: St. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church 920 W. 7th St., Frederick Contact: 301-663-0663 or

September 6, 13, 20, 27

Music on the Terrace

Beginning its second decade, Music on the Terrace returns. Bring a blanket, have a picnic--food available, or bring your own and enjoy music on a fall afternoon along Carroll Creek. Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm Location: Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater, directly behind C. Burr Artz Library 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-1629 or www.fcpl. org/information/programs/terrace.html

September 11

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Pay tribute to those lost on 9/11 and honor their memory. Time: 7pm Location: Square Corner Park E. Potomac St. Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7500 or

September 13

The Barn Dance

The Barn Dance is a family event that includes a local bluegrass band, a caller for square dancing, and light fare. Time: 7pm Location: Barn Dance Thorpewood 12805A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont Contact: 301-271-2823 or www.

September 13-21

The Great Frederick Fair

Held each September, The Great Frederick Fair features live entertainment, motorsports, carnival rides, agricultural events, food and lots more. Time: 9-13-5pm-10pm, All other days-9am-10pm Location: Eventplex at Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-663-5895 or

September 13 thru November 3

Lawyer’s Farm & Corn Maze

Spend the day at the farm with the whole family! Corn mazes, pumpkin cannons, indoor playground, indoor hay maze and much more! Time: Fri 5-10pm*, Sat 12-10pm*, Sun 12-5pm* (*last ticket sold at this time) Weekdays by appointment Location: Lawyer’s Farm & Corn Maze 13001 Creagerstown Rd., Thurmont Contact: 240-315-8133 or

September 14

Walkersville Southern Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Enjoy an elegant meal along with an interactive, murder mystery hosted by Frederick’s own Way Off Broadway acting troupe. A great night out for the grownups. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or



Calendar of events

S E P E M B E R September 14

Boat & Brew Tour

What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, then enjoy beer tasting and appetizers at Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery. Time: 10am - 4pm Location: Monocacy River and Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery Park Mills Rd., Frederick Contact: 301-695-5177 or

September 14

Sunset/Full Moon Float

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

September 14

In the Street Festival

This outdoor street festival includes nine blocks of themed fun, including areas highlighting childrens activities, local art organizations, regional artisans, history, sports and more. Visitors also enjoy four stages of live entertainment and local food and brews. Time: 11am-5pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Market Street & Carroll Creek Park, Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 or

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September 14-15

September 21-11/3

South Mountain State Battlefield will celebrate the 151st anniversary of the battle that occurred on September 14, 1862. Ranger guided battlefield tours and living history demonstrations will be featured throughout the weekend. For specific program times and locations check the parks website, or stop by the Washington Monument Museum on the day of the programs. Location: Washington Monument State Park 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown Contact: 301-432-0452 or western/washington.asp

Hayrides, pick your own pumpkin patch, 12-acre corn maze, slides, farm animals, two jumping pillows, farmer golf, pig races, and fresh baked goods including our famous homemade apple cider donuts. Time: Mon-Thu, 1pm-7pm; Fri, 1pm-10:30pm; Sat, 10am-10:30pm; Sun, 10am-7pm Location: Summers Farm 5614 Butterfly Lane, Frederick Contact: 301-788-0704 or

151st Anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain

September 14-15

Barnyard Bash at Green Meadows Farm

All the usual farm fun: plus lots of vendors who will have games and crafts for the kids, food, fire trucks, and “I Spy” hayride, and lots more family fun! Time: 10am; last admission at 2pm Location: Green Meadows Petting Farm 10102 Fingerboard Rd., Ijamsville Contact: 301-865-9203 or

September 20

Brunswick Speakers Series: Bob Cohen

Historical Society historian Bob Cohen discusses the B&O west of Brunswick. Time: 7pm Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7100 or B&O

Summers Farm Fall Harvest Festival

September 21

Wine and Chocolate Walk

Celebrate the rich agricultural and diverse food industries of Maryland through spotlighting the area’s vibrant wines, delicious chocolatiers, local brew houses and distillers. Time: 1pm-6pm Location: Main Street Brunswick Potomac St., Brunswick Contact: 301-834-5591 or

September 21

Paddle to the Hooch

Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries! Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: River & Trail Outfitters 604 Valley Road, Knoxville

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S E P T E M B E R September 28

September 28

Help preserve your national battlefield and the environment! Participate in this annual clean up sponsored by the Civil War Trust and Monocacy National Battlefield. You can make a difference by volunteering. Registration required. Time: 8:45am-12pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or

Family oriented juried arts festival with live music, featuring local bluegrass. Kids art tent to help kids to develop their inner artist through craft and art projects. Demonstrations, exhibits, and more. Time: 10am-5pm. Location: Community Commons Clay Street, Point of Rocks Contact: 301-969-0527 or

National Public Lands Day

Art at the Point

September 28-29

National Alpaca Farm Weekend

Enjoy a day of feeding the alpacas, watching them nurse, learn about husbandry, and shop in the alpaca shop and fiber studio. Learn to knit, hand spin, and weave using natural colored or dyed alpaca fiber. Time: Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 12-5pm. Location: Sugarloaf Alpaca Co, LLC 1347 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown Contact: 240-500-0007 or events.php

Apple Desserts • Tractor Square Dancing • Antique & Classic Cars Antique Farm Equipment • 300+ Arts & Crafts Vendors • Petting Zoo • and much more!



in the town community •county history offices & services

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


Post offices

Karin B. Tome

Brunswick Post Office


315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

5,870 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 city Hall

Jefferson Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Police Department


301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff


Brunswick City Park


Brunswick Swimming Pool


Faith Assembly of God

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

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

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

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

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

Super Fresh

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


40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895

New Hope United Methodist Church

Volunteer Ambulance

Local Newspaper

Volunteer Fire Department


Grocery Store

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Libraries

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


CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290






St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

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

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Brunswick Little League

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA) Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders

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


Debby Burgoyne Population

151 as of 2010 Census

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code


Post Office

Town Office

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

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



CHURCHES St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

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


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


Post Office

Donald N. Briggs

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

301-447-3110 email:

Town ParkS



2,814 as of 2010 Census

Community Park

Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL

Frederick County Sheriff

Professional Association (EBPA)

Emmitsburg Pool

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



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

Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

Business and Professional Association Emmitsburg Business and

Emmitsburg Senior Center


Youth Sports

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




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

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company


6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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


65,239 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office


4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office


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


Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484


Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office


United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal




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

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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



301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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


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

301-662-1177 Gazette Newspapers

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


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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200


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

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

Beth Sholom Congregation

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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

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

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

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

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283

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

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

Super Fresh

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

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


2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church


10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100

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

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

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

First Baptist Church of Frederick

First Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347





Christian Science


Church of Christ

All Saints Episcopal Church

Victory Baptist Church

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

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

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153

First Church of Christ Scientist

Church of the Transfiguration


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

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Jefferson United Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505


201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262


Church of God

Tibetan Meditation Center

Edgewood First Church of God

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

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

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

Maranatha Church of God


123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

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

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741


Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Parkway Community Church


Emmanuel Alliance Church

Full Gospel First Love Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

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

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

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

Emmanuel Bible Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737 76


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

Good News Presbyterian Church

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

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ


Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550

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

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

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

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

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

SURE Fellowship Church

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

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

Presbyterian Reformed

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Unity in Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Grace United Church of Christ

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303

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

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

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

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

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

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





Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589 Frederick Academy of Self-Defense


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

Frederick City Recreation Department


Golden Knights Karate





Kreimer’s Karate


Martial Arts USA

Frederick Gymnastics Club


301-695-9414 Karate


Super Sport Karate


Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Skating Skate Frederick

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

301-696-9398 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Volleyball

American Karate Academy

Frederick City Recreation (Adults)


301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center



(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

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

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658



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

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

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

(ages 5 - 18) email: Urbana Lacrosse

email: Urbana Soccer Association



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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

4,136 as of 2010 Census


Postal Zip Code


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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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


The Gazette

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


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

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

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

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

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

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

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

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





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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

9,288 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion


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

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

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

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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



The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

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

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy




Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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


Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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

Mount Airy Presbyterian

West Falls Christian Community Church

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

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Youth Sports


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

Mount Airy Baptist Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

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

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



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

Wayne Creadick Population

1,626 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff


308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company


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

The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

CHURCHES Church of the Saviour

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

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

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

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

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

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




Myersville Church of the Brethren

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

PO Box 195, Myersville 301-293-3115

Myersville Junior Baseball League

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

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


Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion


656 as of 2010 Census (on Maryland State website)

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

Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 New Market District Fire Co.

301-865-5700 Post Offices

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


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

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

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

Monocacy Valley Church

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

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

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


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

Fire departments

Thomas Watson

Volunteer Fire Department


294 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Lions Merryland Park


3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944


Town Park

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

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


Martin A. Burns Population

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226





Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

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

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

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


CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League


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

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,800 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

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

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 84


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

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





207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544


Creamery Park

Brethren in Christ

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

Calvary Assembly of God

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Faith Community Mennonite Church

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

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

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

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

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

Heritage Farm Park

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ


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

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

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC) Walkersville Baseball Association

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

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

Gary Smith Population

1,141 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company


New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company





Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chapel Lutheran Church


10601 Daysville Road, Frederick 301-845-2332

Libertytown Post Office

11941 Main Street, Libertytown 1-800-ASK-USPS

St. John’s United Church of Christ

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

New Midway Post Office

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

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

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

PO Box 303, Woodsboro

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council

Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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











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