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*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email Deadline for the Fall issue is August 31, 2012. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.

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






16 IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 17 Frederick Specialists C.A.R.E. for Pets in Need 20 People Giving Back: Volunteering in Frederick County 22 It’s All in the Family: Property Records in Genealogical Research




Frederick County’s Odd Real Estate Market



31 Frederick County Public Libraries Helping Your Business Succeed




35 Public Education Succeeds With Excellent Return on Investment 38 On the Right Track with Summer Reading

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WIC Support Makes Breastfeeding Work

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55 Department of Aging Helps Clients MAP Out the Future

58 TRANSPORTATION 59 Urbana District Park – Meeting the Needs of the Community and Frederick County



64 2012 Marks the Civil War 150th Commemoration of the Maryland Campaign 68

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Frederick Specialists C.A.R.E. for Pets in Need By: Kim Nagle, Crossroads Animal Referral and Emergency

If you have experienced the illness of a pet, you know well that seeing a pet suffer is keenly painful. Because pets cannot seek out medical attention themselves, pet owners serve as advocates for their animal friends, responsible for ensuring that pets receive adequate medical care. Luckily, Crossroads Animal Referral and Emergency in Frederick, Maryland, is open 24/7 for your pet’s emergency needs. We offer a state-of-the-art facility and 24/7 staffing with veterinarians and skilled technicians. The emergency room at CARE also has many additional benefits, including radiographs read by board-certified radiologists and specialists always on call for emergency procedures/surgeries, including cardiology services provided by Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates. When your regular vet is closed, CARE is here to help! We also accept walk-in referrals and emergencies.

CARE opened in November 2010 and is locally owned by surgeon Kelly L. Gellasch, DVM, DACVS, DAAPM, and internist Stephanie L. Phillips, DVM, DACVIM. Dr. Gellasch and Dr. Phillips are the only small animal board-certified specialists practicing in Frederick County. CARE specialists perform diagnostics such as endoscopy and ultrasound, as well as complex orthopedic, soft tissue, minimally invasive, and neurologic surgery. They also manage intensive care patients and provide advanced pain management. CARE is operated as a single hospital with a team approach, which allows it to obtain comprehensive answers quickly. For instance, a pet may come to the ER needing Dr. Phillips’ advanced diagnostic procedures to get to the root of the problem



in the community Dr. Phillips may determine that surgery is needed, in which case Dr. Gellasch would be called. Many pets have been saved through this approach. You and your regular vet will always be kept informed on what is happening and be given all the support needed to make decisions about your pet’s care. CARE specialists perform complex orthopedic, soft tissue, minimally invasive and neurologic surgery and diagnostics such as endoscopy and ultrasound. They also manage intensive care patients, intricate cases and provide advanced pain management. Please visit our website at for detailed information on all the services CARE has to offer! Crossroads Animal Referral and Emergency

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Does My Pet Need Emergency Care?

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• Severe vomiting, diarrhea or unproductive retching

• Blue, purple or pale gums or tongue

• Seizure or tremors

• Trouble breathing /severe coughing

• Unresponsive

• Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop)

• Unusual and erratic behavior

• Ingestion of a foreign object

• Sudden collapse

• Lacerations

• Diabetic emergencies

• Signs of extreme discomfort

• Uncontrollable itching/hives/allergic reactions

• Acute lameness

• Neonatal emergencies

• Eye trauma, vision problems

• Porcupine quills

• Inability to move legs or weakness in limbs

• Suspected poisoning ( i.e. rat bait, antifreeze, medications, etc

• Distended abdomen • Difficulty urinating/urinating blood



• Labor that isn’t progressing


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People Giving Back

Volunteering in Frederick County The Frederick Guide is pleased to highlight Gary Snyder of Frederick and the volunteering of time he donates to local non-profits. Gary Snyder has a passion for helping the homeless and true compassion for those who need to see kindness moving others’ actions. His service is motivated in part by his understanding that homelessness is not an affliction of the lazy, but a misfortune that does not discriminate, especially in precarious economic times. With his religious faith as an inspiration, he works to kindle hope in those who are vulnerable to the clutches of despair. His



experiences have shown him that many people in need benefit from a push in the right direction from a caring volunteer, and he has certainly served as such a catalyst for others. Tell us where you currently volunteer.

I volunteer at the Alan Linton homeless shelter at All Saints Episcopal Church.

in the community What made you choose that organization?

All Saints is the church I regularly attend, so I know what they stand for and the good works that they do. The Linton shelter provides the vital service of helping by giving shelter to people in trouble. I understand that people when given a hand up can rise to the occasion just by realizing that people care enough to give their time. This kind of service is more dear and more personal than just monetary donations. Obviously you feel it is important to volunteer. Tell us why.

At some time in life, everyone needs help. It is important to realize this and to be able to step forward to be a small part of turning someone’s life around by showing that you really do care. Can you tell us what you find personally gratifying about volunteering?

The feeling of accomplishment and the hope that you can inspire people to follow your lead. Being able to give back some of the gifts that God has given me. The realization that the shoe could be on the other foot and the hope that someone would be willing to help were this to happen to me. With the state of today’s economy, none of us are immune from the possibility of homelessness and the despair that goes along with it.

Please describe the best thing that has ever happened to you while volunteering.

Meeting people. I have made lasting friendships with other volunteers and with those needing help. You come to realize that people are all very much alike, but way too many are products of their environment, both social and economic. Hopefully a friendly face will help to convince them that people do care. If you had unlimited resources and no obstacles, what would you provide for the organization you serve and why?

With funding to nonprofit organizations being seriously and unwisely curtailed in Frederick County, there is a vast gaping hole between the services that can be provided with the current level of funding and the ever-increasing need that many face every day. Unemployment benefits are beginning to be exhausted, and people already in trouble with unemployment or underemployment are finding it harder to be self-sustaining. Many very proud and independent people are finding it increasingly difficult to provide the “American Dream” to their families. It would be nice to give a hand to these people by providing an unlimited source of training and support while they begin to turn their lives around and start on new careers and new lifestyles.

What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to face while volunteering?

Being able to find the time to do the things I would like to do, balancing my career, family and volunteerism. Thankfully I have the full support of my wife, Vicki.

Gary Snyder

“At some time in life, everyone needs help. It is important to realize this and to be able to step forward to be a small part of turning someone’s life around by showing that you really do care.” FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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It’s All in the Family:

Property Records in Genealogical Research By: Rebecca Crago, Research Center Coordinator, Historical Society of Frederick County The last article in this series examined census records and vital records as a focus for genealogical research in Frederick County. After mining these sources, it is common to seek information about property. The first place to check for property records dating back to 1748 is the Frederick County Courthouse, where a wealth of information can be found. The staff at the Register of Wills department can help you locate land records (deeds and surveys) by surname. Deeds include not only physical land property, but also what was considered “real property”— indentures and slaves, as well as their manumission records. During the colonial period, individuals living in Maryland paid rent to the Lord Proprietor, who owned all of the land. Records for Frederick County tenants survive between the years 1760 and 1761 and reside at the Maryland Historical Society among



the Calvert Papers. However, rent rolls for Frederick County and the former Prince George’s County were published and are available at the Historical Society of Frederick County. The Arthur M. Tracey Collection at the Carroll County Historical Society consists of a card index to all early land tracts in present-day Baltimore, Frederick, Carroll and Washington Counties prior to 1800. People who wished to own land had to submit a patent request to a surveyor, who granted parcels of land with a Certificate of Survey, available at the Frederick County Courthouse for the years 1784 to 1915. Deeds and surveys are not the only types of records at the courthouse pertinent to genealogical research. Wills provide great insight into a person’s estate at the time of his or her death

and show how property was divided among beneficiaries. The Archives and Research Center at the Historical Society has an index to these wills from 1743 to 1946, along with abstracts of wills between 1744 and 1794. In the absence of a will, it is important to check in the Equity and Administrative Account court records. These types of records also include information on the division of property and assets. While the courthouse in Frederick began keeping records as early as 1743, it’s important to remember that court proceedings continued to take place in the Prerogative Court in Annapolis until the end of the colonial period. It is difficult to determine why two governing agencies carried out proceedings for the same locality, but abstracts of Administrative Account records and Abstracts of Inventories both of which include information about personal property, can be found at the Archives and Research Center for many of these years.

Library, please see Frederick County Maryland Genealogical Research Guide by Donna Valley Russell, available at the Historical Society’s Archives and Research Center. Also see A Guide to the Index Holdings at the Hall of Records for more information about the land records maintained at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis. When researching property, be sure to inquire at the Archives and Research Center about historic maps, which can show the location of properties found in land records. Look for the final article in this series about genealogical research in Frederick County, which will provide guidance about researching records for African Americans and slaves, along with information about what to do when you’ve reached your ancestors overseas.

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Frederick County’s Odd Real Estate Market By: Mary Richeimer, Broker/Owner, The Buyer’s Best REALTORS Is it terrible, or is it wonderful? Yes. Are prices going down or going up? Yes. Are there more or fewer homes being sold this year? Yes. Are houses selling quickly or slowly? Yes. Confused? Join the crowd. Now you have an understanding of the strange housing market in Frederick County today. Over the last 10 years we’ve seen prices skyrocket and then plummet; foreclosures abound and then disappear; an abundance of short sales; and a disconnect among buyers and sellers about prices. Let’s look at some facts to bring some clarity to this confusion: • The average sold price in Frederick County is UP 8.51% over last year. • The median price is UP 12.38% over last year. • The number of average days on the market is DOWN by 15.2% to 106 days. • This all looks good for a market that has been struggling for the past several years. Here’s the problem and the explanation for the conflicting answers and misunderstandings about our market. Compared with this time last year: • Townhouse and condo sold prices are UP 5.32%. • Single family home sold prices are DOWN by almost 2%.

waiting in the wings. The optimism is primarily appearing in the lower end of the market as homeowners are keeping their current homes rather than moving up to larger ones, so we’re seeing more sales overall in townhouses and condos. First-time homebuyers and investors are taking advantage of the incredibly low interest rates and buying at the lower end of the market. Local real estate agents are reporting that sellers seem to think it’s a sellers’ market and buyers seem to think it’s a buyers’ market, which leads to the disconnect of buyers who believe that they can get a house for much less and sellers who believe equally as strongly that they can get much more for their wonderful homes. We’re also seeing almost a return to the buying frenzy of 2004, brought on by the drop in inventory. Houses that show well and are priced right are having multiple offers and selling in a few days for close to list price. Now, 23% of homes are selling in 10 days or less, 41% in 30 days or less and a whopping 57% in two months or less. So sellers, if your house has been on the market for 30-60 days, you may want to rethink your pricing strategy. And buyers, do not expect that the house you love will still be available when you go back to look again after a few days. Source of Data: RealEstate Business Intelligence, compiled from Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.


• The number of townhouses and condos sold is DOWN by 30%. • The number of single family homes sold is UP by 30%.

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Helping Your Business Succeed By: Emily Dolly, Librarian, C. Burr Artz Public Library In addition to providing a broad range of print, electronic materials relevant to your needs, Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL) offers a variety of special services for the business and non-profit community. Whether you want to start your own business, find a job, secure grant funding, reserve a meeting room, or take advantage of free Wi-Fi, the library has something for you.

• Read full-text, full-color magazine articles from thousands of popular, trade and business magazines like Consumer Reports, Marketing, Newsweek, Women in Business, Black Enterprise, Money, and Restaurant Hospitality, to name a few, using the “MasterFILE Premier” database.

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Considering starting your own business? Attend one of the bimonthly “How to Start Your Own Business” seminars held in the C. Burr Artz Public Library Community Room. These sessions, free and open to the public with registration, are led by consultant Bryan Smith from the Maryland Small Business

• Read current editions of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, or Baltimore Sun online using the “National Newspapers” database.



business Development Center. Topics covered include how to get started, regulatory requirements and legal business structures to consider. Resources for Non-profits

FCPL also offers collections and programs specific to the nonprofit community. The Grant Seeker’s Resource Center, funded by the Ausherman Family Foundation, offers grant seekers reference and circulating materials, free workshops and webinars, and aid for finding and navigating related online resources. The center’s “Foundation Directory Online” database provides funder portfolios, links to IRS 990’s, and additional information about more than 90,000 grant makers and 1.3 million grants. The “Community Information” database includes service overviews and contact information for hundreds of local nonprofits, civic organizations and clubs, some of which don’t have websites of their own. Search or browse the database, or use a simple online form to apply for inclusion for your own organization.

Resources for Job Seekers

Looking to create or improve a résumé? Visit the library’s website to take advantage of FCPL’s online résumé workshop, created in collaboration with Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS). After completing all the required exercises in the workshop, visit FCWS for a free small group review and revision with a certified résumé specialist. For job seekers with limited or no computer experience wishing to apply for jobs online, the library offers the Job Seekers Assistance Program. During a two-hour session, program participants work one-on-one with trained volunteers to create email accounts, search for jobs online, and submit online applications. For more information, visit the library online at on your mobile device via the Library Anywhere app, or visit in person at one of nine convenient locations: Frederick, Emmitsburg, Thurmont, Walkersville, Middletown, Urbana, Brunswick, Point of Rocks or the traveling Bookmobile.

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Public Education Succeeds

With Excellent Return on Investment

By Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools

July 1, 2012 was my first-year anniversary as the Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) superintendent. In the past twelve months working with many local business and industry organizations, I have seen the considerable pride that our community takes in the school system. I have visited every school and attended activities ranging from band and math competitions to Veterans Day commemorations to commencements, where I shook hands with 2,958 graduates! I have met with students from our smallest kindergarteners to our confident high school seniors. And I

have talked with teachers from our newest to our 2011 National Teacher of the Year. At every turn, I have witnessed firsthand the exceptional return on investment that FCPS offers. In fact, FCPS ranks in the top tier among Maryland’s public schools for Return on Investment, according to the Center for American Progress 2011 report. We tied for 4th statewide for educational productivity.



childcare & education A year of getting to know Frederick County has shown me that our focus is where it should be: on providing a high-quality education for our youngest citizens. And produce we do. Although we rank 20th of Maryland’s 24 school systems in the cost we spend per pupil, our students consistently rank in the top 10 on Maryland School Assessments in reading and math. Our graduation rate is among the highest in the state and our dropout rate among the lowest. The percentage of FCPS students who took AP tests and earned scores qualifying for college credit ranks in the top four for Maryland school systems. All of our high schools serving grades 9-12 ranked in the nation’s top nine percent in the 2012 Challenge Index, and on SAT college entrance exams, FCPS students consistently outperform their peers state- and nationwide. We have excelled—and continue to excel—not only in academics but also in the arts, sports and community service. FCPS deserves tremendous credit for the fact that for the past four years Maryland public education has number one standing nationwide in not one but two independent evaluations: Education Week’s Quality Counts Report and the College Board’s Advanced Placement Report to the Nation. Community support is essential to sustain performance highlights like these. Keeping FCPS positioned as a leader in the top-achieving state in the nation will pay significant dividends for our community, as today’s students are the employees, leaders and neighbors of Frederick County tomorrow. A year of getting to know Frederick County has shown me that our focus is where it should be: on providing a high-quality education for our youngest citizens. To that end, schools invite family and community involvement. Please visit and sign up for FindOutFirst school e-mail news, text messages and tweets. The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s Gifts for Education program manages donations for public education. I truly appreciate the warm welcome extended to me this first year. Thank you for your support as we strive to keep you proud of public education in Frederick County.



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On the Right Track with Summer Reading By: Tara Lebherz, Children’s Department Supervisor, Thurmont Regional Library Who doesn’t love summertime? Sun, swimming, the great outdoors and…libraries? Yes, libraries! Summer reading loss or “summer setback” is a documented reality for many kids. In fact, research from the National Summer Learning Association shows that: • Students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. • All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. 38


• Low-income students lose more than two months in reading achievement when they don’t participate in summer reading. Don’t lose hope yet! Studies have found that children and teens who participate in summer reading programs at their libraries start the school year ready to learn, have improved reading achievement, and display stronger motivation, enjoyment and confidence in reading. That’s your cue to bring your child to the closest Frederick County Public Libraries branch so that he or she can participate in the Summer Reading Program!

childcare & education Our Summer Reading Program helps prevent summer reading loss by encouraging participants to read. Kids and teens are directly rewarded for time spent reading; kids receive fun prizes, and teens are entered into prize drawings for cash gift cards. Upon completion, everyone gets to choose a special book as a prize. In addition, our library branches are hosting a multitude of programs throughout the summer that facilitate reading: book clubs, storytimes, performers, and more. All of our programs are tailored specifically to cultivate a love of reading in our patrons. “For many children and teens, the library is their home away from home throughout the summer because we have so many things to do,” says Janet Vogel, Children’s Services Supervisor at the C. Burr Artz Public Library. “I love to see so many coming to the library and enjoying our programs, books, magazines and DVDs.” How does the Summer Reading Program work? It’s simple! We have game boards for all ages—from babies to college freshmen. Kids and teens can register online or in person at any FCPL branch and pick up their game boards at the library. Kids complete simple reading tasks (e.g., read outside, read for “X” minutes, tell a librarian about a book) and receive prizes after completing a certain number. Teens keep track of their accomplishments online and are entered into gift card drawings for each task that they complete. For kids and teens of all ages, merely registering by July 31 enters them into the grand prize drawing—a $300 gift certificate to Great Wolf Lodge plus $300 in spending money PLUS an evening with special box seating at a Frederick Keys game! What can you do? First, sign your child up for the Summer Reading Program at any Frederick County Public Libraries branch. There’s no better way to help your child WANT to read. Next, ask a librarian for help in picking out appropriate books. Kids need books that interest them, but you don’t want the books to be so challenging that they get frustrated. A simple way to evaluate if a book is too difficult is to use the “five-finger” rule with your child. Choose a book, let your child read a page or two, and have him or her put up one finger for each word he or she can’t understand. If your child holds up five or more fingers, the book is probably too hard. Whether or not your child reads this summer could have an impact on how he or she does in school next year. The Summer Reading Program at the library is the easiest way to ensure that our children have a head start!

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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

The Goddard School

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

Children’s World Early Learning Center

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006

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

Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730

Green World Nursery School

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



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 Lucy School: An Arts-Based Preschool and Kindergarten

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Meadows Montessori

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

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Centerville Elementary

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

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

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100

St. John Regional Catholic School

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

Myersville, MD 301-293-1980


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Deer Crossing Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750

St. Thomas More Academy

Frederick County Board Of Education

Glade Elementary

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

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Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

Green Valley Elementary

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500

Hillcrest Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200

Brunswick Elementary

Kemptown Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 Carroll Manor Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500 Lewistown Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750

About Frederick County Public Schools Projected 2012-13 Enrollment—40,904 Maryland schools rank #1 in America for a fourth straight year (Education Week’s 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Quality Counts reports and the College Board’s Annual AP Report to the Nation). Student Demographics • 11% receive special education services • 23% qualify for free or reduced-price meals • 67% White, 11% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic of any race, 5% Asian, 5% two or more races and less than 1% are Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Per Pupil Expenditure $12,266* per year. About 81% of the FCPS $493.5 million operating budget goes directly to schools and school support, with 12% spent on the physical plant, 5% on student transportation and 2% on administration. Combined SAT Scores – 1,545 Frederick County, 1,509 U.S. Advanced Placement – 5,237 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

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 9 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 opening this fall: Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades Technology – A computer for every 2.3 students School Bus Riders – 30,000+ **Meals Served Daily – 15,000+ lunches, 3,700+ breakfasts

* Most recent audited report, 2010-11



childcare & education Liberty Elementary

New Market Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800

New Market, MD 240-236-1300

Lincoln Elementary

New Midway Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

Middletown Elementary

North Frederick Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Middletown Primary

Oakdale Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Monocacy Elementary

Orchard Grove Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Parkway Elementary

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 Myersville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600 Sabillasville Elementary

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Spring Ridge Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600 Thurmont Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900 Thurmont Primary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800 Tuscarora Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300 Urbana Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2200 Valley Elementary

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

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Walkersville Elementary

Thurmont Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Waverley Elementary

Urbana Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Whittier Elementary

Walkersville Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Wolfsville Elementary

West Frederick Middle

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000

Career and Technology Center

Woodsboro Elementary

Windsor Knolls Middle

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

FCPS Excel Schools

Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700 FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS

FCPS Fast Forward

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100

Brunswick Middle

Frederick High

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Crestwood Middle

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700

Middletown Middle

Oakdale High

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400

Monocacy Middle

Middletown High

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Tuscarora High

New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600 Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500


Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013

Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450

Brunswick High


Catoctin High

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle

Adult Education/ Flexible Evening High

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.

Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

(Information is excerpted from the FCPS Calendar Handbook available at

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

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

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

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

Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200



childcare & education FCPS High School Academies

Even Start

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

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

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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

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

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



FCPS Summer Programs

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

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

301-696-6887 The Learning/Language Support Program provides specialized intervention addressing the needs of students identified as having phonics-

based reading difficulties. Teachers are trained to identify appropriate students and implement strategies for remediation. This program is available in all elementary and middle schools. TITLE I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brunswick, MD 301-834-5000

childcare & education Lucy School (Pre-K - 2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Telos Academy of Mindworks

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-228-2333


Visitation Academy (Pre-K - 8)

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.

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

FCPS Learning for Life Program

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.

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.

FCPS Challenges Program

Homeschool Frederick!

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are

An educational portal for the homeschool community in Frederick, this site provides resources available

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

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

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

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

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



childcare & education 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 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.

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909

Job Training Association (JTA)

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566


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

Challenger Baseball

Maryland School for the Deaf

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

Frederick, MD 301-699-3075


Frederick, MD 301-846-2400 Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411 Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800 Hood College

Frederick, MD 301-663-3131 McDaniel College

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

Emmitsburg, MD toll free: 1-800-448-4347 Mount St. Mary’s University Center for Professional and Continuing Studies and Frederick Conference Center

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

Frederick, MD

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000

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

University of Maryland at College Park

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

Frederick, MD 410-532-5500


Frederick Community College

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

Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060

health care

health care

WIC SUPPORT MAKES BREASTFEEDING WORK BY: Cindy Bowers, Peer Counselor, Frederick County WIC Program The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program in Frederick County has been around for many years to provide services for pregnant women, postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5. WIC is a health and nutrition program that provides clinic screenings, nutrition education and counseling, referrals and checks for healthy food.

In Frederick’s local agency, breastfeeding staff offer pregnant women education and information about the benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the mother. Women may select a class or an individual appointment to receive this basic information to help them make informed choices about breastfeeding.

WIC has always recommended breastfeeding as the gold standard for feeding an infant. Sometimes this message has been blurred, since mothers have the option to receive infant formula for their babies. In recent years, WIC support for breastfeeding has been greatly enhanced at the national and state levels, and Frederick County WIC is no exception.

Often women learn that much of the information they have heard about breastfeeding is more folk wisdom than fact. Most women know that breastfeeding is healthy for a baby. They have usually heard that breastfed babies are less likely to have allergies, asthma, frequent respiratory illnesses and ear infections. But many women have not personally seen another



health care breastfeeding mother and baby, so there is a mystery about the process. Because the popularity of breastfeeding has tended to run in generational cycles, many women do not have mothers with breastfeeding experience who can provide support, or, they are living long distances from family support. By talking with WIC breastfeeding staff, they can be reassured that most women can breastfeed and most babies can become successful breastfeeders. Even if a woman has a prior experience with breastfeeding that was not what she had hoped for, there is great comfort in learning that another attempt can be very satisfactory. It is easier for a woman to make a commitment to breastfeed and to seek available support once she has learned the facts and met WIC staff. During those first days and weeks with the new baby, telephone and in-person support is offered on a frequent basis to new breastfeeding moms.

WIC staff that are available to support breastfeeding women include an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a certified lactation consultant who has earned the highest distinction as a breastfeeding professional with specialized expertise. A breastfeeding coordinator who has earned a Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS) designation is available to counsel, teach and provide support as needed. WIC also has a peer counselor, a mother with breastfeeding experience, who is available to provide support and encouragement either in person or via the telephone.

For more information: Please call the WIC program at 301-600-2507 to ask about your eligibility if you are pregnant, a new mom or have children under the age of 5. WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

FMH Diabetes Center

FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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

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

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

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

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Rose Hill

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

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

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

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

FMH Psychiatric Services

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



health care REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

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

Carroll County General Hospital

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

Children’s National Medical Center

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

Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

Frederick Surgical Center

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

Georgetown University Hospital

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

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239 410-532-8000



Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

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

Washington Adventist Hospital

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

Holy Cross Hospital

Washington County Hospital Association

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

Washington Hospital Center

1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000 600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287 toll free: 1-800-455-6467 Mercy Medical Center

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

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

251 E. Antietam Street Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-790-8000 110 Irving Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-877-7000

Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

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

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

Regular & Evening Hours Monday – Friday By Appointment

Saturday & Sunday Morning Hours By Appointment

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

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

senior living

senior living

Department of Aging Helps Clients MAP Out the Future By: Kathryn D. Schey, Maryland Access Point Coordinator, Frederick County Department of Aging The Frederick County Department of Aging is transitioning into an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) as part of an initiative under the federal Affordable Health Care Act. The transition is supported by the United States Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In Maryland, ADRCs are known as Maryland Access Point (MAP). The Frederick County Department of Aging recently received a grant to create a local MAP site, which will provide information and assistance, as well as resources and referrals, to persons over the age of 60, persons over the age of 18 with a disability, and the family members or caregivers who support them in their efforts to be healthy, active and independent. In order to become a fully functioning ADRC, the Frederick County MAP is partnering with The Freedom Center, a local non-profit Center for Independent Living that provides services and supports that empower people with disabilities to lead self-directed, independent and productive lives in a barrier-free community. In addition to working with this foundation, MAP will also be partnering with other social service agencies and providers in Frederick County that serve a similar constituency.

MAP is designed to streamline access to long-term supports and services through a “no wrong door” approach. One phone call can begin the process to determine what programs or benefits a person is eligible to receive, eliminating the need to contact multiple agencies. MAP staff can also assist with the application process for a variety of local, state and federal programs, including Homeowner’s and Renter’s Tax Credit. MAP also offers a variety of workshops that educate individuals concerning Medicare and Medigap insurance options and provide answers to some of the most challenging questions. It is the goal of MAP to provide information and assistance that is reliable, practical and relevant, so that those whom we serve can make informed decisions that support their preferred future.

For more information: Frederick County MAP is located at the Department of Aging, at 1440 Taney Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can contact a MAP representative at 301-600-1605, or by email: Please also visit the MAP website at or




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Urbana District Park –

Meeting the Needs of the Urbana District Park Community and Frederick County Master Plan By: Bob Hicks, Assistant Director, Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation

On June 19, 2012, the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open Urbana District Park to the public. The goal of the first phase of development of Urbana District Park is to provide athletic facilities, as well as several passive recreational amenities, for the southern region of Frederick County. The Urbana District Park Master Plan was completed in June 2002. With a Master Plan Advisory Committee consisting of various representatives from the Urbana Community, the Urbana District Park Master Plan identifies future recreational facilities that will utilize the site to its maximum potential while preserving areas of the property that are environmentally sensitive. In September 2004, the Monocacy Land Company, with Natelli Communities, Inc., donated 95 acres of land that is now Urbana District Park. Phase I Design for Urbana District Park was completed by Human and Rohde, Inc., in July 2009. Later that same year, Phase I Construction was competitively advertised, and fourteen construction companies entered bids. The Board of County Commissioners awarded the Urbana District Park construction project to Conewago Enterprises, Inc., for $5,651,305. Construction began in March 2010.



transportation To assist with construction costs, Frederick County received $1,523,694 in Program Open Space funds from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Construction for this phase of development included two multipurpose fields, one football/lacrosse field, one baseball field, one softball field, one little league field, a new entrance drive, parking, walking/biking trails, water and electric utilities, restroom facilities, four reservable picnic pavilions, two playgrounds, a Parks Maintenance facility, landscaping/reforestation, and various site amenities. In addition, a pedestrian park entrance off of Lew Wallace Street was constructed to facilitate park access for the Urbana community. Future development phases of Urbana District Park may include a multipurpose building, as well as additional walking trails and facilities in the southern portion of the property.

Public Transit

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

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



The Urbana District Park Master Plan identifies future recreational facilities that will utilize the site to its maximum potential while preserving areas of the property that are environmentally sensitive. For further information on Urbana District Park, please visit the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation website at

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

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

transportation Trains depart from two stations: Departing: Downtown Monocacy (East Street extended) (Riverview Plaza) 5:12AM

This schedule may be viewed on the MTA website,

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

410-539-5000 (voice system) toll free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA (voice system) TTY: 410-539-3479

Returning: Downtown

Montgomery Ride-On 240-777-7433 TDD: 240-777-5869


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


5:14PM 6:58PM As a member of the Washington 6:50PM 8:07PM Metropolitan Council of Government’s 7:59PM Commuter Connections, TransIT provides car and vanpool matching For more information on arrival and services free to Frederick area departure times at specific stops, call commuters. MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. For general TransIT information Parking 24 hours a day, access the website Monocacy Station: 800 free parking at 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. MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

Commuter bus service to the Shady Grove Metro station is provided by MTA #991 from the Monocacy Station.

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

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.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Sterling, VA 20041 703-572-2700



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arts & leisure

arts & leisure

Battle of South Mountain

2012 marks the Civil War 150th Commemoration of the Maryland Campaign By: Michelle Kershner, Marketing and Communication Manager, Tourism Council of Frederick County Photography by C. Kurt Holter/Tourism Council of Frederick County Frederick County is renowned for its rich Civil War history, and 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee’s 1862 Maryland Campaign. The American Bus Association announced that the Civil War 150th Commemoration of the Maryland Campaign is one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2012. The commemoration explores the impact of Lee’s first advance of the Confederate army into the north, beginning with crossing



the Potomac River into Maryland, including the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam, and concluding with Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Throughout the commemoration of this period, a number of partners are joining together to remember these important historical events. Reenactments, living history demonstrations, lectures, concerts, special exhibits, commemorative church services and more will take place from August through October 2012, with key battle anniversaries falling in September.

arts & leisure Highlights of the Maryland Campaign commemorations in Frederick County include:

• Special Exhibit - The Fritchie Phenomena: Barbara Fritchie in Popular Culture—From June 1 through December 31, 2012, the Museum of Frederick County History will host a temporary exhibit on legendary heroine Barbara Fritchie. Immediately following the Civil War, little attention was paid to the patriotic flagwaving heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier’s 1863 poem “Barbara Fritchie.” That changed in the early 20th century. Souvenirs, businesses, events and consumer products from women’s hosiery to hams and candy used Fritchie’s name to capitalize on the popularity of the poem’s heroine. This exhibit examines the marketing of Barbara Fritchie and the use of her name and image to promote consumer products from the 1920s through 2000. • “The Return of Special Orders 191”—From August through October 2012, Monocacy National Battlefield will display Lee’s famous “Lost Orders,” Special Orders 191, on loan from the Library of Congress. These Confederate orders were found by Union soldiers on land that is now part of the Monocacy Battlefield, and some historians believe that the discovery directly impacted the outcome of Antietam. August 4, 2012 marks the grand opening of “The Return of Special Orders 191” exhibit. • Local premier: “Heart of the Civil War” film—On the evening of September 4, 2012, the Maryland Public Television documentary film “Heart of the Civil War” will premiere at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD. The film went into production in 2011 in anticipation of the anniversary of the Maryland Campaign,

Battle of South Mountain

and is sponsored by the National Scenic Byway Program, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, and the Tourism Council of Frederick County. • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain— The anniversary events, on September 11-15, 2012, include living history presentations, demonstrations, special exhibits, concerts and more. Opening ceremonies begin on September 14 at 10:00 a.m. Special programs will also be hosted in Middletown and Burkittsville. For instance, a 90-minute Civil War walking tour will start from the South Mountain Heritage Society in Burkittsville on September 11 and 14, while Middletown will play host to a 90-minute Civil War walking tour starting from Zion Lutheran Church on September 12 and 14. Burkittsville’s South Mountain Heritage Society will offer a memorial service, including music played on the 1862 Pomplitz/Rodewald organ, on September 14. Some other commemorative events for the Battle of South Mountain will take place at Fox’s Gap, but visitors are encouraged to explore for more information. • Frederick: One Vast Hospital—The aftermath of the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam transformed Frederick into one vast hospital center as the sick, wounded and dying needed care. In coordination with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick’s churches and structures that served as Civil War hospitals, such as the Visitation Academy and the Hessian Barracks, will open their doors for tours on September 21-22, 2012. Many more events are planned in Frederick County and the surrounding area for the Maryland Campaign commemorations. Frederick’s close proximity to the battlefields and historic sites, its

The Monocacy National Battlefield FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


arts & leisure central location in Maryland’s “Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area,” as well as the city’s shopping and dining amenities, make it a perfect “base camp” for Civil War exploration. Anytime during 2012 is ideal for visiting year-round Civil War sites like Monocacy National Battlefield, South Mountain State Park and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, or for exploring the Civil War Trails, which link major battlefields and historic sites with human interest stories. For additional information on anniversary commemorations or to plan your stay, visit, calendar/campaign/md or for regional activities, or visit the individual commemoration sites’ web pages or call for details.

For information about these or other 2012 events in Frederick County, visit or call 1-800-999-3613.

Battle of South Mountain

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arts & leisure Alive @ Five Photo by Douglas Via

Summer Sizzles in Downtown Frederick By: Eli Roth, Associate Director of Promotion and Development, Downtown Frederick Partnership Spend some time this summer in downtown Frederick, Maryland. Whether you’re attending one of several unique events, visiting a newly opened local retailer, visiting our many art galleries or simply taking in the historic sites of our beautiful main street, downtown Frederick offers a depth and breadth of activities and experience for all visitors. This summer you won’t want to miss the Great Frederick Float, a friendly community competition and longstanding Frederick tradition taking place on July 7 along Carroll Creek.



Local businesses, nonprofits, organizations and families decorate their own canoes, paddle boats and more and sail them along Carroll Creek. The crowd votes for the winner. Are you a dog lover? If so, August’s First Saturday, celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer,” is not to be missed, as it features a dog parade, dog costume contest and an entire evening of canine-centric activities and entertainment. Do you live or work near downtown? Don’t miss the Alive @ Five Happy Hour Series on Carroll Creek, which takes place

arts & leisure on the second, third and fourth Thursdays of May, June, July and August from 5-8 p.m. along Carroll Creek (21+ only). Families won’t want to miss the city’s Summer Concert Series, held in Baker Park on Sundays throughout June, July and August. All shows are free to the public and family-friendly! Besides the great events, downtown Frederick boasts more than 35 restaurants, including fine dining, international cuisine, American fare, cafes, pubs and sandwich shops. Many of these establishments offer dog-friendly patio seating. Grab a table at one of the restaurants along Carroll Creek and watch the world go by with a glass of fine wine in your hand.

Photo by Bill Adkins

Visit downtown Frederick and shop local! With more than 250 locally owned and operated retail shops, downtown merchants offer everything from fresh flowers, clothing and candy to olive oil, antiques and art. Everything you want or need can be found along our historic, flower-lined streets. By making a purchase downtown, you support our local economy. Spending money never felt so good! Downtown Frederick is a small paradise for art lovers, featuring multiple galleries, monthly openings, live performance venues, educational opportunities and so much more. From oil on canvas to sculpture to plein air to performance, Frederick has a multitude of distractions for art lovers everywhere. Catch a show at the historic Weinberg Center for the Arts or the Maryland Ensemble Theater, or check out the latest gallery opening at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Or walk along our streets and visit the multiple privately owned galleries featuring a variety of media. In Frederick, the arts are everywhere.

Photo by Jim Hamann

Each year, more and more people visit downtown Frederick for the beautiful surroundings, the great food and shopping, and to feel the strong sense of community that we share here. This summer it’s your turn to visit and fall in love with downtown Frederick and all it has to offer!

Top: Hula hoops during First Saturday Bottom: For Great Frederick Float



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!

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July 2

Select Fridays, Saturdays April - November.

City of Brunswick Independance Day Celebration

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Location: Tours begin in front of Brewer’s Alley Restaurant 124 N. Market St, Frederick

Hours: Fireworks at dusk. Location: Brunswick Middle School Entrance, Cummings Drive & 13th Avenue, Brunswick

Saturdays & Sundays April - Oct

July 3

Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Frederick

Great Frederick Float

Hours: Sat.11am & Sun.1:30pm Location: Tours begin at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E Church St, Frederick

1st Saturday of Each Month (No Tours in July) Green & Historic Homes Tour by Trolley

Hours: 1, 2:30 & 4pm Location: Tours begin at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East Street, Frederick

July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Summer Concert Series

July 1, 2 & 3 Frederick Keys Baseball: Keys vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks

Hours: Sun 4pm, Mon & Tues 7 p.m. (FIREWORKS!) Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick



July 5, 12, 19 & 26 Summerfest Family Theatre

Hours: 10:30am Location: Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick

July 7, 14, 21 & 28 Toast to the Tunes Summer Concert Series

Hours: 5-8 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Park, Frederick

Hours: 5:30-9:30pm Location: Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Ln., Leesburg

July 4

July 7

Frederick’s 4th— An Independence Day Celebration

Hours: Noon-dusk Location: Baker Park, Bentz Street, Frederick


First Saturday—Stars and Stripes

Hours: 5-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick

July 7, 14, 21 & 28 Walkersville Southern Railroad Saturday Excursions

Hours: Practice at 10 a.m., Race at noon. Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

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

July 5

July 7 & 21

Summer Evening Lecture Series: Surgeon General William Alexander Hammond

Hours: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Train

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

of events J U L Y July 7

July 12, 19 & 26

Creative Outlet

Alive @ Five Happy Hour Concert

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

Hours: 5-8pm Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Frederick

July 7 & 8

July 12, 13, 14 & 15

Walkersville Southern Railroad— Flagg Coal Co. #75 Steam Train

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

July 7 & 8 148th Battle Anniversary

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick

July 11 & 25 Walkersville Southern Railroad— Teddy Bear Picnic

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville

July 12 Summer Evening Lecture Series: Surgeon General Joseph K. Banks

July 14 & 15 Civil War Encampment

Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick

Frederick Keys Baseball

Hours: Thurs 7 p.m., Fri 7 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Sat & Sun 6 p.m. (FIREWORKS!) Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

July 14 Civil War Lecture: The Importance of the Quilt to the Civil War Soldier

Hours: 2-3 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

July 14 Frederick County Corvette Club Car Show

Hours: Noon-5pm. Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row, East and Church Streets, Frederick

July 16, 17, 18 & 19 Frederick Keys Baseball

Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed 7 p.m., Thurs 12 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

July 19 Summer Evening Lecture Series: Major Jonathan Letterman, MD

Hours: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

July 21 Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour

Hours: 7:30pm Location: Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick

Hours: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick



Calendar of events




July 21

July 28

August 4

Main Street Middletown Date Night

Country Music Concert—Cruisin’ for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Slowriders Vintage VW Meet

Hours: 6-11 p.m. Location: Main Street, Middletown

July 21 Children’s Day

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Roger B. Taney House 123 S. Bentz Street, Frederick

July 21 & 22 Reggae Wine Festival

Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy

July 22 Ritchie Regatta and Rock’n Raft After Party

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Lakeside Restaurant 14324 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade

July 26 Summer Evening Lecture Series: The Maryland Campaign and the Field Hospitals in the Middletown Valley

Hours: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

July 27, 28 & 29 Frederick Keys Baseball

Hours: Fri 7 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Sat 6 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Sun 4 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick 74


Hours: 3 p.m. Location: Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Boulevard, Frederick

July 28 80’s Night in the Garden

Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row, East and Church Streets, Frederick

August 4, 11, 18 & 25 Walkersville Southern Railroad Saturday Excursions

Hours: 7-9:30 p.m. Location: Heritage Garden 24 E. Church Street, Frederick

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

July 30

August 4 & 18

Annual Frederick Keys Charity Golf Tournament

Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Train

Hours: Registration begins at 8 a.m., golf begins at 9 a.m. Location: Musket Ridge Golf Club, 3555 Brethren Church Road, Myersville

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

August 2 & 9

August 4

Summerfest Family Theatre

Creative Outlet

Hours: 10:30am Location: Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick

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

August 4 First Saturday—Dog Days of Summer

August 4 – October 31

Hours: 5-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick

The Return of Special Orders 191

August 4, 11, 18 & 25 Toast to the Tunes Summer Concert Series

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

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick

Calendar of events

A U G U ST August 5, 12, 19 & 26 Summer Concert Series

Hours: 7pm Location: Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick

August 7, 8 & 9 Frederick Keys Baseball

Hours: 7 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

August 8 & 22 Walkersville Southern Railroad— Teddy Bear Picnic

August 11 Civil War Lecture: Frederick One Vast Hospital

Hours: 2-3 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

August 11 Picnic in the Park

Hours: 2-7 p.m. Location: Baker Park, W. 2nd Street, Frederick

August 11

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville

Garden Talk

August 9, 16 & 23

August 16

Hours: 11 a.m.-noon. Location: Heritage Garden 24 E. Church Street, Frederick

Alive @ Five Happy Hour Concert

Old Time Ice Cream Social

Hours: 5-8pm Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Frederick

Hours: 6-8 p.m. Location: Heritage Garden 24 E. Church Street, Frederick

August 10, 11 & 12

August 16, 17, 18 & 19

Frederick Keys Baseball

Frederick Keys Baseball

Keys vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Hours: Fri 7 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Sat 6 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Sun 2 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

Hours: Thurs 7 p.m., Fri 7 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Sat 6 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Sun 2 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

August 17 - 19 Third Annual Tour de Frederick Bicycle Tour

Hours: Fri 11 a.m., Sun 1 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn 7226 Corporate Court, Frederick

August 18 Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour

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

August 18 Frederick Clustered Spires High Wheel Race

Location: Downtown Frederick Market Street near Church and 2nd Streets, Frederick

August 18 Saturday Stroll

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Location: Historic Main Street, Thurmont

August 18 Concert at the Courtyard

Hours: 5 p.m. Location: Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike at Crestwood Boulevard, Frederick

August 17 Fifth Annual Art in the Park

Hours: 7 p.m. Location: Frederick Keys Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick



Calendar of events

S E P T E M B E R August 19

September 1

September 1 & 8

Rose Hill Day Festival & Antique Car Show

First Saturday—Rock Around the Block

Creative Outlet

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick

Hours: 5-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick

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

September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

September 1, 2 & 3

Toast to the Tunes Summer Concert Series

Frederick Keys Baseball

August 20, 21, 22 & 23 Frederick Keys Baseball

Hours: 7 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

August 20–26 Challenge at Musket Ridge

Location: Musket Ridge Golf Club 3555 Brethren Church Road, Myersville

August 31 – October 12

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

September 2 September 1 Walkersville Southern Railroad Track Car Day

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

Journey Stories

Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum 102 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick

SEPTEMBER September 1 8th Annual Potomac Street Mile

Hours: Registration at 4 p.m., First heats start at 5 p.m. Location: Square Corner Park, corner of Maple Avenue & Potomac Street., Brunswick

Hours: Sat & Sun 6 p.m. (FIREWORKS!), Mon 2 p.m. Location: Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick

September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Walkersville Southern Railroad Saturday Excursions

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

September 1 & 15 Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Train

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

ThorpeWood’s 5K/10k Trail Walk/Run

Hours: 8-11 a.m. Location: ThorpeWood 12805A Mink Farm Road, Thurmont

September 4 Local Premiere, “Heart of the Civil War” Film

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

September 7, 14, 21 & 28 Music on the Terrace

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheater, across the creek from C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick

September 8 Civil War Talk—Visitation Girls’ Academy as General Hospital No. 5—Frederick MD

Hours: 2-3 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street., Frederick 76


Calendar of events

S E P T E M B E R September 11 - 15

September 8 In The Street

Frederick Fashion WeekTM

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Market Street & Carroll Creek Linear Park

Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

September 14 September 8 & 9

Sunset on the Mountain

Red, White and Blues Wine Festival

Hours: Noon-6 Gates open at 10 a.m. Location: Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy

Hours: 6-8:30 p.m. Location: Fort Ritchie Community Center 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade

September 8 & 9

September 14 - 22

Prelude to Antietam

The Great Frederick Fair

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick

Location: Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

September 21 & 22 September 11

Frederick—One Vast Hospital

City of Brunswick 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Hours: Fri 5-9 p.m., Sat 1-4 p.m. Location: Various sites in downtown Frederick 301-600-4047.

Hours: 5:30 p.m. Location: Square Corner Park, Maple Avenue & Potomac Street, Brunswick

September 22 Wine & Chocolate Walk

September 22 Walkersville Southern Railroad— Civil War Reenactors Train

Hours: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville

September 27 Frederick Theater Season Launch Party

Hours: 5-9 p.m. Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

September 28 Apple Dumpling Day

Hours: 1-2:30 p.m. Location: Visitation Academy 200 E. 2nd Street, Frederick

September 29 & 30 Song Writers Showcase Festival

Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Road, Mt. Airy

Hours: 1-6 p.m. Location: Potomac Street, downtown Brunswick

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


Carroll Jones Population

5,242 Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 Town Hall

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

301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Department

301-834-8300 Volunteer Ambulance

301-834-8102 Libraries

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

315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

Jefferson Post Office

First Church of God

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

503 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-6971

Point of Rocks Post Office

Gospel Temple Church (Pentecostal)

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

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


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


Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Brunswick Swimming Pool


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

Grocery Store

New Hope United Methodist Church

Super Fresh

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

301-834-7722 CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

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

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

Catholic Church Road, Petersville 301-834-9185

First Baptist Church

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





St. Paul Lutheran Church

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

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA) Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select Brunswick Little League

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


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!


Jim Hoover Population

2,369 Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

301-600-2071 Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

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

301-447-6626 Library

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

Town ParkS Community Park

churches Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL Emmitsburg Pool

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


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


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church


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

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

301-447-3110 email:

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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




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


59,618 Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office


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

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

Beth Sholom Congregation

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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

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

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

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

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283

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

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

Super Fresh

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

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


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 84


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 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



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

8,200 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

1,500 Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

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

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

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

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


8,620 Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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

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


11402 Ridge Lane, Monrovia 301-865-5566

New Market District Fire Co.

Grace Episcopal Church

301-865-5700 Post Offices

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



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

Jackie Ebersole

Volunteer Fire Department


308 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

5,593 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 92


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

912 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 Con’t

Libertytown Post Office

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

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


Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chapel Lutheran Church

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

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

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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Frederick County Guide – Summer 2012  

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

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

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