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EDITOR’S DESK

Winter 2011 Vol. 9 Issue 3 ­­­­­A FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE MOVE AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY.

When the holidays end, do you find yourself yearning for spring, tired of the cold and wishing winter were over? At my house, my kids start to grouse, the rooms seem smaller, and cabin fever sets in. Last year, the piles of snow were a constant reminder for months that winter was here to stay. In anticipation of another long winter, the writers for this issue help prepare for weathering it safely and making good winter memories. Michelle Kershner from the Tourism Council of Frederick County offers a “A Flurry of Winter Activities” — cozy local spots for winter dining, entertainment, or weekend retreats. Lynn Fleming from FCC and Karen Freeman from the Maryland Shakespeare Festival spotlight programs and plays to get you out of the house and lighten your spirits. To help stave off the blues, Barbara Luborsky from Way to Grow shares strategies for staying active, and the Maryland State Highway Association provides tips for staying safe on winter roads. For some quiet solitude, check out the article on peaceful winter activities for seniors at Fountain Rock Park. These activities, as well as the extensive list on the FCG Calendar of Events, should help us weather any storm, and get us primed for Frederick in Spring! We hope you enjoy this issue!

Sincerely,

*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. Deadline for the Spring issue is February 15, 2011. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing. PUBLISHER Donna Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net EDITOR Elizabeth Redmond beth@pulsepublishing.net MAGAZINE DESIGN Garbo Design House www.garbodesignhouse.com DESIGNER Kimberly Dow, Kalico Design kim@kalicodesign.com ­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net 301-662-6050, x 11 CONTRIBUTORS­­­­ Rene Beaupain, Elizabeth Ann Bowen, Dr. Linda D. Burgee, Lynn Fleming, Karen Freeman, Charles Gischlar, Heather Gramm, Randy Gray, Michelle Kershner, Barbara W. Justice, Barbara Luborsky, Alice Nemitsas, Beth Redmond, Steve Seawright ACCOUNTING­­­ Joanne Baum bookkeeper@pulsepublishing.net DISTRIBUTION Cathy Stracener cathy@pulsepublishing.net PUBLISHING COMPANY Pulse Publishing, LLC 12 S. Market St., Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 Phone 301-662-6050 Fax 301-662-5102 WEBSITE www.thefrederickguide.com COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Michelle Kershner

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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 publisher@pulsepublishing.net 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.


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Bookfest 2011 Takes You Out of This World

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Frederick County Map

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Not Just a Man’s War

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Connecting Frederick County

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Progress Continues on Carroll Creek Park

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HOUSING & REAL ESTATE

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The “New Normal” Really Isn’t So New

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BUSINESS & INSURANCE

31 Mainstreet Maryland Communities in Frederick County

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32 Business and Technology Resource Center Programs

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Bullying—A Serious Matter For Schools

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View of East Patrick Street after a snowstorm

A FLURRY OF ACTIVITIES TO TAKE THE CHILL OUT OF WINTER BY: MICHELLE KERSHNER, TOURISM COUNCIL OF FREDERICK COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE TOURISM COUNCIL OF FREDERICK COUNTY

When the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides and Old Man Winter sets in for good, bundle up, get cozy, and enjoy the season instead of wishing it away for warmer weather. Winter in Frederick County brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the backdrop of snow and cold while still staying warm.

Chill Out

Keep warm while chilling out at local favorite gathering spots. Over 100 years ago, C.F. Main made and sold ice cream where

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Middletown’s The Main Cup now serves up hot drinks and hearty meals. Once a place to cool down on a summer day, the full-service restaurant and bar is now an area hot spot. The lovingly restored building offers a cozy atmosphere year-round. They offer a full menu, a wide selection of locally-roasted coffees and teas as well as a full bar. Late night happy hours from 10:00PM until midnight, evening music, and rotating displays of art work provide ample entertainment for the long winters’ nights. At Proof Bakery & Cafe, guests can spend their morning sipping on steamy mugs of coffee house-style drinks and enjoying fresh-


baked sweets and breads. Pretzel & Pizza Creations offers a cozy atmosphere where guests can enjoy a variety of foods made with fresh Amish-style dough. At night, head to the Tasting Room’s bar area or the lounge at VOLT for seasonal cocktails, extensive wine lists, and dessert.

Let it Snow

When it’s frightful outside, fireside dining is even more delightful. After a scenic drive with unspoiled views of the Catoctin Mountain, dine fireside at Emmitsburg’s Carriage House Inn or Thurmont’s Cozy Restaurant. In Frederick, nestle in at Dutch’s Daughter, where wood-carved fireplaces glow. When the snow doesn’t show signs of stopping, find the perfect spot to watch it fall. Brewer’s Alley in Downtown Frederick offers a front seat to a snowy show. Quynn’s Attic and Firestone’s Culinary Tavern offer abundant window seats and views of downtown Frederick. From the warmth of the second floor, diners can watch the snow blanket the streets below them.

Snuggle Up

Getting away from it all doesn’t mean going far. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a place to nestle in with the family for old fashioned fun, there’s a warm place to stay nearby. Cozy and quaint, local winter retreats offer the perfect getaway. Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort offers luxury cabins for couples, families, and groups. Amenities include garden-style tubs, wi-fi, and fully-equipped kitchens. There’s even room for Fido at this pet-friendly resort. At The Inn at Stone Manor Bed & Breakfast, guests can relax and indulge in the luxury of a suite, with unique amenities like romantic fireplaces, two-person whirlpool baths, and separate sitting rooms. On a 114-acre estate, the 18th century manor home is elegantly adorned with a majestic staircase, nine fireplaces, and period antiques. continued on page 16

Top: Even in the snow, there’s plenty of activity to keep visitors and residents busy. Bottom: Marshmallow Roasting for last year’s Fire in Ice

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Heat up the Night

After the sun sets, the nights heat up even though summer has long passed. Special events, shows, music, and theater keep the city hot even in the dead of winter. The Weinberg Center and Maryland Ensemble Theater offer entertainment throughout the winter months for patrons of all ages. Frederick’s annual Fire in Ice First Saturday on February 5 turns downtown into a winter wonderland of ice sculptures. Bundle up, but warmth is never far away with hot cocoa stands, marshmallow roasting, and over eighty downtown galleries, shops, and restaurants open until 9:00PM or later. Other notable winter events include the Chocolate Gala at the Cultural Arts Center on January 30 and the Valentine’s Day Dinner and Concert at Thorpewood on February 13.

Tip of the Iceberg

These are just a few of the ways to enjoy wintertime in Frederick County. The area’s attractions offer entertainment year-round, including winter nature hikes, bird-watching, restaurants, and special events. For more great winter events, activities, and retreats visit www.fredericktourism.org. Top: Snow-covered streets of Downtown Frederick Bottom: A snow-covered Carroll Creek

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BOOKFEST 2011 TAKES YOU OUT OF THIS WORLD BY: ELIZABETH ANN BOWEN, LIBRARY ASSOCIATE, FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Explore strange, new worlds at your local public library during this year’s BookFest on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00AM5:00PM, and at select library branches on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 1:00PM-5:00PM! Free lectures, hands-on activities and family-oriented programs allow for a fun and engaging weekend for the whole family. BookFest has always been an incredible event, providing free entertainment and educational programs to the public. Last year, BookFest had a “superhero” theme, promoting both everyday 18

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heroes and comic book superheroes. This year, BookFest is leaping terrestrial bounds with an “out of this world” theme. Out-of-this world activities are planned at five Frederick County Public Library branches including the C. Burr Artz Public Library, the Thurmont Regional Library, the Urbana Regional Library, Emmitsburg Branch Library, and the Walkersville Branch Library. Each branch will provide a variety of family programming related to anything that might be out of this world.


The free festival features lectures, crafts, and entertainment for the entire family. Visitors will have the chance to meet costumed characters like Darth Vadar and view out of this world feature films such as Wall-E and Toy Story. Educational lectures vary per location and may include topics such as science fiction, astronomy, paranormal research, costume-making, fan fiction. and exploring the unknown on planet Earth. During the month of March, the C. Burr Artz Public Library will have a science fiction and fantasy book display to promote BookFest, so be sure to check out some great new reads! BookFest aims to promote literacy and reading through informational programs for all ages to enjoy. Gretchen Fry, Library Associate at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, says that BookFest “offers programs for all ages and is great opportunity for families to enjoy books together. It brings new patrons to the library and highlights what a wonderful place the library is.”

BookFest happens only once a year, so mark your calendars and get set to have an out of this world weekend, full of free family activities at a Frederick County Public Library branch near you. To find out what’s happening at your local library branch, please call 301-6001630 or visit us at www.fcpl.org.

In case of weather-related closings, the snow date for BookFest is Saturday, March 26, 2011.

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NOT JUST A MAN’S WAR BY: BARBARA W. JUSTICE, PARK RANGER, MONOCACY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Women, North and South, were affected by the Civil War. Some leapt into the war effort by taking on uncommon of duties of nursing, spying, and even soldiering! Others performed more personal activities, maintaining homes and families while husbands and sons fought. The women of Frederick County were greatly affected by the war, particularly by the July 9, 1864 Battle of Monocacy.

An End and a Beginning

Lieutenant John Spangler, 87th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was mortally wounded during the final Confederate charge past the Thomas House. The bullet entered John’s chest, travelled downward and lodged in his stomach. Surgeons could do nothing but ease his pain. Ruth Doffler, a Frederick widow, offered to care for wounded in her home. John was brought to Ruth’s that evening. Under her tender care John lived long enough for his father to arrive in Frederick from York, Pennsylvania and see him one last time. Lieutenant Spangler died on July 15 and his father accompanied his body to York for burial. Unable to forget the woman who had nursed his dying son, John’s father returned to Frederick and married Ruth.

Courage and Compassion

Mary Worthington and her family emerged from their cellar following the battle to the sight of dead and dying soldiers. A field hospital was established at the Worthington’s farm and every member of the family provided care to the wounded. Behind the house a mortally wounded Confederate soldier lay dying. Mary comforted him, talking of his wife and children at home. He never saw his family again as he died within the hour. The soldier may have died far from home and family but thanks to Mary he did not die alone.

Sketch of Worthington Farm

wives, mothers, and sweethearts, so as to notify them of their loved ones whereabouts. While this was happening, three Union soldiers inched behind the house and pushed themselves into a unheated bake oven. The women set up a board in front of the oven obscuring the soldier’s hiding place from view. The quarters in the oven were rather cramped but perhaps it was the lesser of two evils, for thanks to Mrs. Windsor and her friends the Confederates continued their march on Washington with three less prisoners! These stories of Frederick County women, at the time of the Battle of Monocacy, certainly attest to the idea that women fought the war in their own ways and played a vital role in supporting the war effort. To learn more, visit the special exhibit “Not Just a Man’s War” at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, March 2011.

Heroines of Urbana

When the Confederates passed through Urbana after the battle they had in tow several hundred Union prisoners. On reaching the village that hot day, the guards and their prisoners collapsed in Mrs. Columbus Windsor’s shaded yard. Mrs. Windsor and two other women were soon taking the names and addresses of the soldier’s

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

911 Poison Control

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

toll free: 1-800-424-8802

Hospice of Frederick County

240-566-3030 Missing Children Maryland

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

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

301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

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

toll free: 1-800-422-0009

TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065

toll free: 1-800-255-3443

GENERAL NUMBERS

Gas - Washington Gas

Frederick County Government Information

Tourism Council 301-600-2888

Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

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

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

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

301-600-2100

Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Citizen Services 301-600-1063

Frederick Police Department

301-600-2071 Frederick County Fire Marshall

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

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

443-965-2000 HELPLINES/CRISIS INFORMATION CUT OUT AND KEEP FOR REFERENCE

Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

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

301-600-2635

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

301-600-2464

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

Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline

Landfill Information 301-600-1848

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

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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301-663-0011 The ARC of Frederick County

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PROGRESS CONTINUES ON CARROLL CREEK PARK BY: HEATHER GRAMM, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, CITY OF FREDERICK DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PHOTO CREDIT: TIM JACOBSEN – COURTESY OF CITY OF FREDERICK DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The City of Frederick is the hub of arts, culture, and commerce in Frederick County. Anchoring the northern end of the I-270 Technology Corridor, Frederick’s business community has grown to nearly 3,500 businesses employing 49,000 people. A diverse economic base, consisting of bioscience, technology, manufacturing, professional services, and tourism, provides a stable source of employment opportunity within the Washington metro area.

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At the heart of this thriving commercial activity is Downtown Frederick. A recipient of the 2010 Great Places in America award from the American Planning Association (APA), Downtown Frederick is the largest contiguous historic district in Maryland and the location of choice for more than 600 businesses that employ nearly 5,000 people in the professional services, government, and retail sectors. Downtown is also home to a growing cluster of technology companies, drawn by the character and ambiance


of the historic district and the innovative spaces located within renovated buildings. Running through the heart of downtown is an opportunity for infill development, job creation, and recreational space that cannot be realized in most communities. Carroll Creek Park is a 1.3mile world-class urban park with opportunities for new infill development and historic renovation along either side of the park. The first phase of Carroll Creek Park opened in the summer of 2006, and was named the 2007 Maryland APA Project of the Year. The park includes brick pathways, planter beds and shade trees, water features, unique pedestrian bridges, boating from Market Street to East Patrick Street, and a 350-seat amphitheater for outdoor performances and entertainment.

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The next phase, between the Delaplaine and East Patrick Street, is expected to begin construction in the summer of 2011. Along this section of park and South East Street a number of exciting new infill or historic renovation projects are underway. The new Frederick County Board of Education consolidated headquarters building was completed just last summer. Next door, renovations of the new Frederick County Visitors Center and offices for the Tourism Council are nearly complete and will open in April of 2011. Six other development sites are fully approved and ready to begin construction in the near future. These sites will add 120 residential units, 136,000 square feet of retail, and 211,000 square feet of office space.

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The recent opening of the I-70/East Street interchange created a new gateway in Downtown Frederick and bisects Carroll Creek Park. This $90 million SHA transportation project is surrounded by the Frederick Brickworks property, 65 acres of developable land zoned for Mixed-Use, which provides an exciting new opportunity for office, residential, and retail development. In September of this year, the Frederick Brickworks selected FoulgerPratt Development LLC as their partner in the future development of this site.

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THE “NEW NORMAL” REALLY ISN’T SO NEW BY: STEVE SEAWRIGHT, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, FREDERICK COUNTY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

What home ownership could not sustain, not in 2005-2007 or ever, is the myth that housing is just another financial investment in a commodity that offers a quick, risk-free return, which readily can be converted into cash—and that this commodity investment is best made through the maximum use of other people’s money and none of one’s own. As the burst residential real estate bubble bears out, the appropriate expectations of home ownership are achieved through an investment having a duration greater than simply a few years, with many of the rewards for that investment being non-monetary, and where financial reward is not the result of “quick flips”. In the future, as in the recent past, the phrase “quick flips” should not describe things done outside of a frying pan or off the gymnastic floor. With the ruinous results that follow from pursuing false myths in home ownership now abundantly clear, today’s home buyer can be confident that their expectations most likely will be met when they are guided by the following: • Expect and experience intangible, but real and significant personal rewards associated with owning a home. Each of our homes is indeed our “castle”, for all that the notion of “castle” implies for security, privacy, and a place of refuge from an ever-busy world outside. • Realize financial rewards that arise through the disciplined pay-off of mortgage debt and longer-term price appreciation of 2-3% a year on a home that represents a careful balance between what one can afford and the home one needs. If there is a conflict between “needs” and “wants”, needs should take precedence, and if there is a conflict between “needs” and “affordability”, affordability should prevail. As noted above, if a successful “quick flip” is the only way for satisfying expectations for owning that first or next home, keep leasing or stay put. • Recognize that home ownership, like any goal worth pursuing, requires long-term planning, preparation, commitment, and often sacrifice. Certainly one fallout of a burst bubble in residential real estate is that lending banks are continuing to require a higher degree of home buyer financial qualification and commitment in the form of higher credit scores and/ or down payment. For many, improving credit scores or

accumulating a greater initial down payment will be a sacrifice requiring trade-offs among competing priorities. From the lender’s perspective, an increased down payment simply helps ensure that there is better alignment between the lender’s belief in the value in making the loan and the home buyer’s commitment to repay the loan. • Recognize that as part of long-term planning, achieving ownership of the home that embodies all or most of what one wants in a home is most likely achieved over the course of multiple “move up” purchases, each accomplished at intervals of 3-7 years. Similarly, with home ownership occurring in an era where limitations on resource availability are more widely recognized, a home’s “green attributes”, those promoting energy efficiency, sustainability, and indoor air quality, are features most likely to promote and sustain long-term home value. Whether the preceding perspective reflects a new way of understanding the expectations that home ownership can satisfy, or simply reaffirms what should have been recognized all along– a home investment made with the foregoing realities in mind is an investment most likely to be judged a success. The Frederick County Builders Association is a professional trade association that serves its members by fostering a successful business environment in our community. For more information, contact us at 301-663-3599 or visit www.frederickbuilders.org.

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC-GAS Allegheny Power

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

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

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

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

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

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3199

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

Washington Gas-Frederick Division

Suburban Propane

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

Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service

GAS-PROPANE Aero Energy

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

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

Mt. Airy, MD 301-831-5551

Aero Energy

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

Carroll Independent Fuel

Carroll Independent Fuel

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

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

Columbia Propane

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303

Ferrellgas

Damascus Fuel Company

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

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

Lee’s Gas Supply

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Penn Fuel Propane

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

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

OIL COMPANIES

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

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

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

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

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


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BUSINESS

FREDERICK’s MAIN STREET MARYLAND COMMUNITIES BY: RANDY GRAY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, FREDERICK COUNTY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Welcome to Frederick County! Nestled among the confines of Maryland’s largest county are five of the state’s 23 designated Main Street Maryland Communities. The program, created in 1998 by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, is a comprehensive downtown revitalization effort that strives to strengthen the economic potential of so-called traditional main streets and business communities. The initiative was modeled after a program begun in 1980 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation; it has been implemented in more than 1,700 communities, resulting in nearly 60,000 new businesses and 200,000 new jobs. The latest Frederick County entry in the program is the town of Middletown, a rural community located in a stunningly beautiful valley between the Catoctin Mountains to the east and South Mountain to the west. Middletown found its roots during the early years of Colonial American history; George Washington remarked that the Middletown Valley was one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen. In 2009, its first year of existence, the Main Street Middletown program focused on several goals: improving the appearance of downtown; promoting Middletown as a destination for working, living, shopping, and playing; and strengthening the town’s existing economic base while recruiting new businesses and investors. To date, Main Street Middletown has received over $20,000 in grants to promote local businesses and improve the appearance of the town’s business district. For more information, visit the organization’s website: www.mainstreetmiddletown.org Thurmont, perched on the outskirts of the Catoctin Mountains in the northern part of the county, is also relatively new to the program. State authorities, in 2005, presented the designation certificate to a very appreciative group of Thurmont officials and business people. “We continue to work hard to bolster our economic viability and to

help all of our existing business owners as well as new entrepreneurs,” said Nancy Poss, Thurmont Main Street Manager. The town is home to approximately 170 thriving businesses. To learn more, please view the Thurmont Main Street website: www.thurmontfirst.com. On the eastern side of Frederick County, straddling the Carroll County line, is another Main Street Maryland community. The town of Mount Airy was awarded the designation in 2004. The downtown area is a dynamic mix of locally-owned shops and service providers. Main Street in Mount Airy offers everything from antique stores to a day spa to various interests for the hobbyist. To date, there are nearly 400 businesses in town. For more information on the town’s Main Street organization, please visit their website: www.mountairymainstreet.org. Known for its railroad history, the town of Brunswick was also named a Main Street Maryland community in 2004, thanks to a dedicated group of business people and local officials who felt it was time to beef up the town’s downtown business district. “We have seen an increase in the number of merchants opening shops in

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BUSINESS downtown Brunswick and an even larger number of inquiries from large and small companies considering moving to town,” said Mayor Carroll Jones. Currently, 210 businesses are located in Brunswick. To find out more, visit: www.brunswickmainstreet.org. Hailed as a Great American Main Street Award winner in 2005, the City of Frederick’s downtown area is home to more than 600 businesses and 5,000 employees. A state-designated Arts and Entertainment District, Frederick was named one of a dozen Distinct Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2002. The city received its Main Street designation in 2001. Only 23 cities or towns carry the Main Street Maryland designation, which requires: a minimum population of one thousand, a commitment to hire a program manager, and a defined central business district, among other criteria. While the term Main Street Community may mean different things to different people, in Frederick County it means an emphasis on a high quality of life for those who live and work here.

If you are new to the area, and perhaps interested in starting a business, you may find useful information from the following local organizations: • Frederick County Office of Economic Development, 301-600-1058, www.discoverfrederickmd.com • City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, 301-600-6360, www.businessinfrederick.com • Tourism Council of Frederick County, 301-600-2888, www.fredericktourism.org • Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 301-662-4164, www.frederickchamber.org • Downtown Frederick Partnership, 301-698-8118, www.downtownfrederick.org • Fort Detrick Business Development Office, 301-620-7071, www.fdbdo.com

FREE CLASSES AT THE FCPL BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAMS

All business events are free and held at C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick unless otherwise noted and require advanced registration. Foundation Directory Online Database Orientation

Pat Anderson, Grants Librarian, will demonstrate effective database search techniques for non-profits seeking funding for their organizations. Meet at the library’s main entrance. Wednesday, January 26, February 23, 9AM Register online at www.fcpl.org/programs or call the Business Resource Center at 301-600-1367. How to Start Your Own Business

Learn about regulatory requirements, legal business structures to consider, how to begin, and money matters with Chris Olson, the MD Small Business Development Center counselor. Tuesday, January 4, February 1, 6PM Register online at www.fcpl.org/programs or call the Information Desk at 301-600-1630 x3. TECHNOLOGY CENTER PROGRAMS

Free one-hour classes for adults are held at C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick unless otherwise noted and require advance registration. Call the Information Desk at 301-600-1630 x3 to register.

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Open Office Calc—similar to Microsoft Excel

Basic Learn the process for setting up a simple spreadsheet Prerequisite: Experience using word processing software. Saturday, January 8, 8:50 AM Intermediate, Part 1 Learn additional features including sorting, moving, and copying cells and columns, and simple formulas. Prerequisite: Open Office Calc–Basic or experience using spreadsheet software. Saturday, January 22, 8:50 AM Intermediate, Part 2 Charts and graphs, formatting, and printing are a few of the features covered. Prerequisite: Experience using spreadsheet software. Saturday, February 5, 8:50 AM Open Office Impress - Similar to Microsoft PowerPoint

Part 1 Become acquainted with basic features of this presentation software. Prerequisite: Experience using word processing software. Saturday, February 19, 8:50 AM Basic one-on-one computer tutoring is available in English/ Spanish. Call Patty Stephens, 301-600-1371, for details.


True Community Banking!

Our value proposition is simple...We are here to provide our customers with the best true community banking experience possible. Whether you are an individual or a business, FCB is staffed with highly experienced, local community bankers who are here to serve you! Convenient Locations in Frederick Patrick Center Branch Office 30 West Patrick Street 240-379-7671

Lori Cromwell 240-529-1541

Joy Reichard 240-529-1543

Antietam Branch Office 198 Thomas Johnson Drive 240-379-7677

Michael McIntyre 240-529-1550

Shirley Shadle 240-529-1551

Walkersville Branch Office 200 Commerce Drive 240-529-1524

Yvonne Reeder 240-529-1519

Jane Barthlow 240-529-1521

Crestwood Branch Office 6910 Crestwood Boulevard 240-529-1548

Mary K. Barry 240-529-1544

Maryann Fox 240-529-1545

FREDERICK COUNTY BANK

Fern Mercer 240-529-1542

The Community Bank for Frederick County

301-620-1400

MEMBER FDIC

www.frederickcountybank.com


child care & education


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Watch a video about bullying at http://apps. fcps.org/tv/tv.cfm under Superintendent’s Messages.

BULLYING: A SERIOUS MATTER FOR SCHOOLS Prevention is the Goal at FCPS

BY: DR. LINDA D. BURGEE, SUPERINTENDENT, FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy of Frederick County Public Schools

Everyone has the right to feel respected and be treated with dignity. That is why Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) has policies and regulations that take a tough stance against all forms of bullying, harassment, and intimidation. No one should tolerate these acts. Bullying is intentional conduct that: • Creates a hostile educational environment • Substantially interferes with a student’s well-being or education • May be motivated by a characteristic such as race, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical attributes, socioeconomic or familial status, or physical or mental ability

Acts of bullying and harassment can be spoken, physical, or written acts that cause physical harm, damage property, cause fear of harm to person or property, or disrupt school. For students who are victims, bullying can interfere with learning, cause grades to suffer, lead to absenteeism, damage self-esteem, and cause social and emotional problems. FCPS trains staff to follow clear procedures to respond promptly and appropriately to stop bullying and harassment. These include the responsibility to fully respect a student’s right to privacy in the process. FCPS expects administrators, teachers, and other staff to establish clear behavior standards, be aware of problems, provide proper guidance and supervision, and consistently and fairly enforce policies. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Prevention is an important strategy FCPS employs to reduce bullying, along with intervention, remediation, and consequences. For more than a decade our schools have infused Character Counts! values in lessons at all grade levels. Character education teaches children to practice caring, good citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. Schools partner with families and community members to reinforce these traits, which reduce bullying. We know that bullying frequently occurs out of sight of school staff. Research and experience show that a comprehensive approach that includes parents and students is most effective in reducing bullying and the harm it causes. Parents help by encouraging their children to find peaceful resolutions to difficult encounters with classmates and by teaching them to develop and strengthen friendships and interests that foster acceptance, self-confidence, and success. It is also important for parents to work collaboratively with school staff when they believe their child is being bullied. Contact the school, and arrange a conference to establish a team approach to address the matter. How to Report Bullying

All school and FCPS counselors’ offices have forms to report bullying, harassment, and intimidation using the FCPS Regulation 400-48: Bullying-Intimidation-Harassment Complaint Process for Students. The FCPS Calendar Handbook informs families of the Regulation, posted at www.fcps.org, and of disciplinary consequences. The FCPS Legal Counsel’s office also provides copies of the Regulation. Their staff may be contacted at 301-696-6851.

Prevention is an important strategy FCPS employs to reduce bullying, along with intervention, remediation, and consequences. For more than a decade our schools have infused Character Counts! values in lessons at all grade levels. Character education teaches children to practice caring, good citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. Students who feel they are being bullied can help by responding calmly and assertively to the bully and by reporting incidents to the principal or school counselor and, of course, to parents. Classmates can help by speaking up or offering support to victims of bullying, using kind words to support those being hurt, expressing disapproval of bullying by not joining in teasing or gossip, and speaking out in support of respect for all people. Students can sometimes defuse a situation when they take the bully aside and ask him or her to “cool it.” Working together we can teach students not to practice or tolerate bullying, harassment, or intimidation. I urge everyone to join the FCPS commitment to ensure that our schools are non-threatening environments in which all students can learn.

CHILD CARE RESOURCES

PRESCHOOLS

Child Care Choices/Referral

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320

FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the pre-kindergarten program for 2010-2011, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2010. Students are selected first on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Additional factors that increase a child’s risk of not being successful in school may then be considered. Applications are available at the designated schools, and registration begins the first day of parentteacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from www.fcps.org.)

Beth Sholom Nursery School

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

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

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The Banner School

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION The Children’s Center for Discovery

Fort Detrick Child Development Center

Friends Meeting School

Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288

The Children’s Center of Walkersville

Frederick Christian Academy

Glade Valley Preschool

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Frederick, MD 301-473-8990

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152

Children’s World Early Learning Center

Frederick Community College Children’s Center

The Goddard School

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

Frederick, MD 301-846-2612

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730

Frederick Country Day Montessori School

Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool

Frederick, MD 301-694-7000

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

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

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

Frederick County Head Start

Frederick County, MD 301-600-1024

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

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K

Frederick County, MD 301-644-5000

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

Frederick, MD 301-620-7790

Frederick, MD 301-663-5117

About Frederick County Public Schools 2010-11 Enrollment – 40,236 36 elementary schools, grades pre-kindergarten - 5 • all provide full-day kindergarten • pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13 middle schools, grades 6-8 10 high schools, grades 9-12, plus: • a flexible Evening High Program, • Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide, • Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs, and • Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori, prek-8 Newsweek’s 2010 Challenge Index ranked all 9 eligible FCPS high schools in the nation’s top 6%. (Our 10th high school, Oakdale, just opened this year.) Dropout Rate – 1.65%, among Maryland’s lowest Employees – 5,500, of which about 3,000 are teachers, including Maryland’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, Michelle Shearer, who teaches chemistry at Urbana High

Student Demographics – 73% White, 13% African American, 9% Hispanic, 5% Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native Per Pupil Annual Expenditure – $12,093 Combined SAT Scores – 1,502 Maryland, 1,509 U.S., 1,559 Frederick County Advanced Placement – 4,981 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit Internet connectivity – all schools meet or exceed the Maryland standard, with 1 mid/high-capacity computer for every 3 students School Bus Riders – 29,000+ Meal Cost* • Elementary: $2 lunch, $1.10 breakfast • Middle/High: $2.25 lunch, $1.35 breakfast • 21% of students are eligible for free or reduced price meals. • Free and reduced-price meals available to families with limited ability to pay. For details, contact the school or call 30-644-5065. Most figures are based on the most recent audited financial report; some are estimates based on most recently available data.

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Kids Come First Learning Center, Inc.

St. John Regional Catholic School

Glade Elementary

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100

Kindercare Learning Centers

St. Paul’s Learning Center

Green Valley Elementary

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088

Myersville, MD 301-293-1980

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400

La Petite Academy

St. Thomas More Academy

Hillcrest Elementary

Frederick, MD 301-695-7227

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200

Learning Tree Early Learning Center

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Kemptown Elementary

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 Stepping Stone Centers

Frederick & Middletown, MD 301-662-4242, 301-371-4711 To learn more about FCPS programs:

• Watch FCPS-TV, cable channel 18 • Visit www.fcps.org and sign up for Find Out First e-mail news • Contact FCPS Communication Services, 115 E. Church Street, Frederick, 301-696-6900 38

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Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500 Lewistown Elementary

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

Liberty Elementary

Yes I Can Children’s Center

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166 YMCA

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800 Lincoln Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650

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

Middletown Elementary

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

Middletown Primary

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

115 E. Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-696-6850 FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 Carroll Manor Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800 Centerville Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100 Deer Crossing Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100 Middletown, MD 240-566-0200 Monocacy Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 Myersville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

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

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500 North Frederick Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000 Oakdale Elementary

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300 Orchard Grove Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Parkway Elementary

Valley Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Sabillasville Elementary

Walkersville Elementary

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Spring Ridge Elementary

Waverley Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900

Thurmont Elementary

Whittier Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100

Thurmont Primary

Wolfsville Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250

Tuscarora Elementary

Woodsboro Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700

Twin Ridge Elementary

Yellow Springs Elementary

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

Urbana Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2200

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Brunswick Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900 Middletown Middle

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600 Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500

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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200 Walkersville Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

(Information is excerpted from the FCPS Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.) Adult Education/Flexible Evening High

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000

240-236-8500

Windsor Knolls Middle

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.

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000 FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS Brunswick High

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000 Governor Thomas Johnson High

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700

FCPS Excel Schools

FCPS Fast Forward

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

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

Tuscarora High

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.

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

FCPS High School Academies

Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200

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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-ofdistrict students must provide their own transportation, and enrollment may be limited. For more information, contact the school guidance office. Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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

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

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

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


CHILD CARE & EDUCATION FCPS Summer Programs

The Banner School (Pre-K - 8)

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.

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320

Judy Center

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288

240-236-8770 Prepares students for academic success in school through a combination of highquality 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

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 - 8)

The Goddard School (Pre-K - K)

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

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

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.

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Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

301-696-6894 Provides supplemental instructional services to meet student needs in some schools with a high concentration of lowincome 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.

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)

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-2814

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel

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

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

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

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

(Information is excerpted from the 20102011 Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.) FCPS Director of Special Education

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

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

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

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

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, social-emotional, or selfhelp 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

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is housed at Lewistown Elementary, Ballenger Creek Middle, New Market Middle, Tuscarora High, and Walkersville High.

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Dept. of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

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.

Frederick, MD 301-699-3075

FCPS Success Program

Frederick, MD 301-694-8673 www.challengerfrederick.org

Frederick County Developmental Center

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

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.

Frederick County Special Olympics

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-694-7779 www.somdfrederick.org Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 www.fc4htrp.org F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

The Jefferson School

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

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

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

Frederick, MD

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

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FCPS School Closing RUles—Inclement weather Are Schools Closed for Snow? • Check for bulletins at www.fcps.org • Subscribe to the FCPS FindOutFirst e-mail and text message service: www.fcps.org/fof • Watch FCPS-TV on Comcast cable channel 18 • Tune in to local TV and radio stations

• If an early dismissal was planned to accommodate a Teacher Work Session, FCPS will typically postpone the early dismissal until another day and, on the delayed-opening day, keep students in school until their regular dismissal time. Close schools 2 hours early: • Lunches are served.

When travel conditions… Delay school opening TWO hours: • Breakfast is still served. • Pre-k students attend ninety-minute sessions. Morning sessions start two hours late and dismiss one hour later than usual, while afternoon sessions start one hour later than usual and dismiss at the regular time.

• Morning pre-k students stay at school for dismissal with full-day students. • Afternoon pre-k and Career & Technology Center (CTC) programs are canceled; CTC students stay at their home schools. Flexible Evening High and Heather Ridge Twilight programs are canceled. For details see Regulation 400-2 at www.fcps.org

• Morning Career & Technology Center classes start two hours late and dismiss about one hour later than usual. Afternoon CTC sessions start forty minutes late and dismiss at the regular time.

ACCREDITED BY MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND AIMS

Beth Sholom Congregation & Early Childhood Center

Serving Frederick County and surrounding area since 1917 Shabbat Services: Friday 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.

Minyans:

Thursday 8 a.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Year-Round Preschool

Religious Education Adult Education Cultural and Social Programming

Comprehensive Curriculum • Extended Care • Just $11,950 Why settle for traditional daycare when you can provide your child an academic advantage that will last a lifetime? As a student at Frederick's independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school, your child will be inspired by our certified classroom teachers, supported by instructional specialists in the fields of music, Spanish and physical education. Engage your child in this 12-month educational program that for $11,950 includes morning and afternoon extended care (typically a $5,200 value) as well as all activity fees for field trips. RSVP to Attend an Open House. Wednesday, January 12, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 10-noon Wednesday, March 9, 9-11 a.m. OPEN COURT PHONICS • MATH • SPANISH • ARTS • PHYS ED • FINANCIAL AID 1730 N. MARKET ST. • FREDERICK, MD • 301.695.9320 X32 • WWW.BANNERSCHOOL.ORG

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HOMESCHOOLING IN FREDERICK—JUST THE FACTS! BY: BETH REDMOND, HOMESCHOOL FREDERICK

Homeschooling is growing in Frederick County and the United States. According to Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) there are approximately 2170 registered homeschoolers in the county, up from 1655 last year. Nationwide, the relative increase in the percentage of students homeschooled has been dramatic, increasing by 74% from 1999 to 2007, the last date numbers were captured by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) (http://nces. ed.gov/pubs2009/2009030.pdf ). As the numbers increase, so do the reasons that people choose to homeschool. Many people assume that most parents homeschool for religious reasons. But per the NCES, this is only cited as the most important reason for about one third of families: “The reason reported by the highest percentage of homeschoolers’ parents as being most important was to provide religious or moral instruction (36 percent). For an additional 21 percent, the most important reason

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was concern about the school environment, and for 17 percent it was dissatisfaction with the academic instruction available at other schools.” Other “most important” reasons cited included interest in a non-traditional education, special needs, and family time, travel, or distance. How is homeschooling regulated?

Homeschooling laws vary by state. In Maryland, homeschoolers have a few options for how they choose to be monitored. After registering with their local school system, they may choose to be monitored by the local school system, or they may choose to be supervised by a private school or organization, often church-related, that is registered with Maryland’s Department of Education. Homeschoolers monitored by their local school system keep a portfolio of the student’s work to demonstrate compliance. Participation in the state’s standardized testing is optional and parents may choose the curriculum used.


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CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Benefits of homeschooling:

Downsides to homeschooling

Homeschooling can be a great way to provide individualized instruction based on the child’s needs and/or interests. For example, a teen interested in art could structure their homeschool day around project-based learning. Their course of study may include building a portfolio, interviewing working artists, studying geometry as it pertains to art and architecture, writing a business plan for selling their art work, and volunteering as a teen intern at the National Gallery of Art.

Parents are fully responsible for the costs of school materials, textbooks, and supplies, and sometimes there is a loss of one income when a parent is homeschooling. Parents who choose to homeschool give up certain benefits available to children in the public school system. For example, homeschooled children in Maryland, unlike many other states, are not allowed to participate in school sponsored sports or other after-school activities. With regard to special education, FCPS will provide Child Find services which include location, identification, and evaluation of students who are homeschooled within Frederick County. But no special education services are provided by FCPS after the evaluation if the child remains homeschooled. This differs from children parentallyplaced in private schools who may retain eligibility for some special education services.

Students can move at their own pace and work at their own level without feeling rushed or held back. The ability to get things done in a focused manner often allows more time for outside activities such as sports, music lessons, volunteering, or internships. Many homeschoolers also join local homeschool cooperatives which meet on a regular basis for socializing, field trips, and academic enrichment. Frederick County has many active homeschool cooperatives. You can find a list of these at www.homeschoolfrederick.com under the listings for support groups. Many colleges, including some of the most selective, are now very accepting of homeschoolers and one Frederick County homeschooling family currently has two children enrolled at Harvard University.

To find out more:

Frederick County has a large and welcoming homeschool community. For more information on this growing educational alternative see: www.homeschoolfrederick.com and www.fcps.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hood College

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

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

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

Mount Saint Mary’s University Continuing Studies Center

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

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000 www.shepherd.edu University of Maryland at College Park

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

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


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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR THE BLUES! BY: BARBARA LUBORSKY, WAY TO GROW, LLC

Now that the holidays are over some of us may be suffering from the blues. We get these dips in mood because the days are shorter with fewer hours of daylight and we tend to be less active. Scientists agree that light and exercise improve mood. Getting outside to exercise will expose you to the full spectrum light as well as giving you the benefits of exercise. Even when the weather is bad, indoor exercise is a great way to stay happy and healthy throughout the winter. When you exercise, particularly with aerobic activities, your body pumps adrenalin and endorphins as well as higher levels of oxygen and the neurotransmitter serotonin into your bloodstream. High levels of serotonin are associated with a happy mood while lower levels are associated with feelings of sadness or depression. Research shows that serotonin levels in the body are influenced by exposure to sunlight and other factors including exercise and diet. When we are feeling blue, it can be hard to get moving. Experts say that you can break up your exercise time throughout the day. Walking as little as ten minutes, three times a day, on three days each week can make a difference. You can use simple strategies to add a little exercise to each day. Try parking a little farther from the door of the grocery store or at the far end of the mall from the store you intend to visit. Your errand will be a motivator to get you to take those few extra steps. As you think about activities you might like to do, assess what each has to offer and try to choose a variety that offer a range of benefits. For example, walking, jogging, swimming, skiing, playing basketball, or taking jazzercise or aerobics will offer you the benefits of aerobic exercise and improve your strength, endurance, and stamina. Yoga, Pilates, karate, weight training, or stretching will help you build strength, flexibility, and manage stress. Other kinds of activities will give you the benefits of social engagement. Going to a “paint your own” pottery store gets you out into the community while you produce something that is uniquely yours. Similar benefits can be found by taking craft classes such

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Now that the holidays are over some of us may be suffering from the blues. We get these dips in mood because the days are shorter with fewer hours of daylight and we tend to be less active. Scientists agree that light and exercise improve mood. as knitting, beading, sewing, scrapbooking, painting, or jewelrymaking. These classes abound in and around Frederick at privately owned businesses as well as through the local recreation department. The internet is an excellent way to find just about any kind of class you may want here in Frederick. Remember to take the same approach when planning for your kids. They need plenty of opportunities to get off the couch and move! Most of the venues already mentioned have programs and classes for kids too. Frederick has many options for sports for kids, from structured leagues to clinics that run at the county and city recreation centers. Even something as simple as a walk around the block can go a long way to change everyone’s frame of mind. Be adventurous, and most of all, have fun! Be kind to yourself and keep in mind that changing the way we do things is a big undertaking and it will take some time. Think of yourself as a work in progress and allow changes to happen gradually. Also, if you feel very sad and think you are clinically depressed, call your healthcare provider and make an appointment to get professional help. Barbara Luborsky, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Way to Grow, LLC in Frederick. She specializes in treating kids with sensory processing disorder, learning differences, and autism spectrum disorders.


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FREDERICK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

350 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD 21702 301-600-1029 FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

General Information 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700

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

Emergency Room 240-566-3500 TTY: 240-566-3592

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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.

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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. FMH Psychiatric Services

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 Radiation Oncology: 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy: 301-694-5580 Located across the street from the hospital, provides quality cancer care for patients and aids efforts to finding a cure for the disease. 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.

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Income IncomeEligibility EligibilityGuidelines Guidelinesfor for Maryland WIC Program Maryland WIC ProgramBenefits Benefits Effective April 6, 2009 185 Percent of 2009 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines 185 Percent of 2009 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

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Frederick Memorial Hospital

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.

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

Hospice of Frederick County

Georgetown University Hospital

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

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

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

200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000 www.ccgh.com Children’s National Medical Center

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

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Frederick Surgical Center

915 Toll House Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 301-694-3400 3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000 www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org The Gettysburg Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

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

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

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3990 www.sheppardpratt.org/index.cfm Washington Adventist Hospital

7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.adventisthealthcare.com Washington County Hospital Association

251 E. Antietam Street Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-790-8000 www.wchsys.org Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-877-7000 www.whcenter.org


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SENIOR LIVING

PROGRAMS FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART AT FOUNTAIN ROCK BY: ALICE NEMITSAS, PARK NATURALIST, FOUNTAIN ROCK PARK AND NATURE CENTER PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF: ALICE NEMITSAS

To many, Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center is still the best kept secret in Frederick County. Upon entering the park, visitors are impressed by its mature trees and wildflower gardens. The handicapped-accessible park welcomes seniors to come and explore its meandering paths that lead throughout the park. Its nature center is open to walk-in visitors on the weekend and to group-programs during the week. There is also a children’s playground, a large pavilion where you may eat lunch, a historic battery of lime kilns built in circa 1872, and a trout fishing pond stocked by DNR with rainbow trout. One path ends at an environmentally-protected quarry pond where birds, fish, and turtles can be seen in abundance. The nature center offers many programs through the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation. One of the favorite senior group-programs is “Reminiscing”. Seniors are invited to come and share with others their life experiences. All have a good time in reminiscing about their families, friends, accomplishments, and treasured memories. Many times it becomes a history lesson! Other examples of programs offered to senior individuals and groups include “Butterflies”, “Birding”, and “Campfires”. Park Naturalist, Alice Nemitsas, encourages seniors to visit the park. “It’s a beautiful spot in Frederick County. Many visitors still tell me that they never knew the park existed.” She often sees seniors walking and enjoying the park in the late afternoon hours, even in winter. Some come to bird-watch or just read a book and listen to the sounds of nature. Some come to volunteer a couple hours and

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help with weeding the many butterfly gardens in the spring, or to host in the nature center during weekend hours. The nature center is dedicated to all ages. Over ten thousand visitors enter through its doors every year. Its one room is divided into areas that display birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects–including an active honey bee observation hive. Many school children enjoy learning aspects of their curriculums through a captivating environment with hands-on experiences. Nature birthday parties are offered on the weekends to all ages and summer nature camps for children are always popular throughout the summer months. So young–or just young at heart—come and see all that Fountain Rock has to offer! Fountain Rock Park is located at 8516 Fountain Rock Court, Walkersville, MD in Frederick County. To learn more about the park call 301-898-1460 or log onto www.recreater.com.


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TRANSPORTATION

MAKE SMART DECISIONS ON THE ROAD sure tires have adequate tread to deal with snow, and that all belts and hoses are in good condition. A few extra minutes of checking over your vehicle can potentially keep you from becoming stranded on the roads in less than perfect conditions. SHA maintains the state numbered highways such as US 15, MD 80, and I-70. We don’t maintain all roads in the state as counties and local governments maintain the non-numbered roads. When winter begins knocking at our door, be prepared and have SHA’s website bookmarked on your PC, laptop, or mobile device. The address is www.roads.maryland.gov. On the site, there are three key areas that you may want to pay attention to closely: BY: CHARLES GISCHLAR, MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

Last winter was a challenge to say the least––a blizzard that welcomed the holidays, two back-to-back blizzards in February, and a late season blizzard in far Western Maryland. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is prepared for whatever tricks Old Man Winter sends our way this year. Our salt barns are fully stocked and snowplows are shined up and ready to move snow. Sugar beet molasses is being purchased to mix with salt brine to stick on the roads for a longer duration during winter. The major question remains–are you prepared for winter and winter driving? SHA reminds all highway users to “Take It Slow on Ice and Snow.” If conditions begin to deteriorate, let SHA get out in front of the storm and clear and treat the highways. If you must venture out, it is extremely important to never pass a plow or a group of plows known as a “snow plow train.” It is also critical to get your vehicles in shape before the first flakes ever hit the ground. This includes checking your battery, making

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• First and foremost, the Choose Safety for Life page (www.choosesafetyforlife.com) will help you brush up on skills necessary to have a safe commute. • On the SHA website, the home page features a link to our CHART system. Here you will receive real-time traffic and weather information and access to live traffic cameras located across the State. The site also has pavement temperatures on highways in the region. • Lastly, on SHA’s home page is a “contact us” button. By clicking this tab, you will be directed to the page on how to contact SHA. If a problem or emergency situation arises on SHAmaintained highways, there is an online submission page that will be directed electronically to the appropriate department or maintenance facility in the area. This will help us pinpoint locations that require attention. Be safe this winter season and make smart decisions on the road. By following simple rules of the road or not venturing out until SHA has had a chance to clear and treat the highways, we can all get through winter and look forward to longer, warmer days of springtime.


Public Transit

Commuter Services

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.

MARC train to Washington, DC

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.

Trains depart from two stations: Departing: Downtown Monocacy

Commuter Shuttle Service:

• The Brunswick Shuttle operates between Brunswick, Knoxville, Jefferson, and Frederick. • The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick. • The Meet-the-MARC Shuttles operate between Walkersville and Frederick, and between Frederick and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are timed to meet many of the MARC trains to and from Washington D.C. • The Route 85 Shuttle serves the business centers along Route 85 and Crestwood Boulevard. • The East County Shuttle operates between Frederick and Spring Ridge and provides service to Lake Linganore, New Market, and eastern Frederick County upon request. For specific shuttle routes or schedule information, please refer to the individual route brochures or call the TransIT office at 301-600-2065 or link to the Transit schedule site at www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/transit. Transit-plus

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

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

(East Street extended)

(Riverview Plaza)

5:12AM 6:05AM 7:10AM

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

Returning: Downtown

Monocacy

(East Street extended)

(Riverview Plaza)

5:22PM 6:58PM 8:07PM

5:14PM 6:50PM 7:59PM

For more information on arrival and departure times at specific stops, call MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. Parking Monocacy Station: 800 free parking spaces Downtown Station: No parking. TransIT provides two commuter shuttles to transport commuters to the train: Meetthe-MARC shuttles from Walkersville and Point of Rocks.

PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR SOON TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION In Frederick County Submitted by the Maryland State Highway Administration (www.marylandroads.com) US 15

Limits: At Mount Zion Road Work: Ridesharing facility construction Start Date: Summer 2010 Est. Comp: Spring 2011

I-70

Limits: East of MD 144 (Patrick Street) to west of MD 355 (Urbana Pike) Work: Interchange construction Start Date: Summer 2010 Est. Comp: Summer 2013

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. This schedule may be viewed on the MTA website, www.mtamaryland.com. 410-539-5000 (voice system) toll free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA (voice system) TTY: 410-539-3479 Montgomery Ride-On 240-777-7433 TDD: 240-777-5869

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TRANSPORTATION Rideshare

As a member of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Commuter Connections, TransIT provides car and vanpool matching services free to Frederick area commuters. For general TransIT information 24 hours a day, access the website at www.co.frederick.md.us/transit. Local and Regional Airports Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore, MD 21240 toll free: 1-800-435-9294 www.bwiairport.com Frederick Municipal Airport

111 Airport Drive East Frederick, MD 21701 301-600-2262 www.cityoffrederick.com Hagerstown Regional Airport

Hagerstown, MD 21742 240-313-2777 www.hagerstown.com

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 www.mwaa.com

Local MVA Branch Office Full Service: Frederick County

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

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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

Sterling, VA 20041 703-572-2700 www.mwaa.com

Saturday: 8:30AM-12:00PM (Driver License Services Only)

Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration

Vehicle Registration and Tags

Closed State Holidays

Customer Assistance Operators

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

Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM Saturday: 8AM-1PM www.mva.state.md.us TDD (Hearing Impaired)

toll free: 1-800-492-4575

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

Out of State

301-729-4550

equinoxdancecompany frederick’s premiere adult modern dance troupe

Mark your Calendars for our Upcoming Events! January & February 6 Week Youth Outreach Workshop Series Register at info@equinoxdance.org February 5 First Saturday Mini Performance & Open Classes Cultural Arts Center | 5-8:30pm

February 26 Annual Children’s Concert “Sandman and the Sand Witch: A story told through dance” (written by Ellen Nibali) Cultural Arts Center TWO SHOWS! 1 & 4pm

April 15 & 16 EDC Annual Spring Performance “Classics With A Twist” Friday, 8pm | Saturday, 2 & 8pm Cultural Arts Center For additional performance listings or to purchase tickets, please visit

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ARTS & LEISURE

A scene from the Bare Bard performance of Romeo & Juliet

MARYLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTS GIGGLES AND GORE THIS WINTER BY: KAREN FREEMAN, MARYLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPH CREDIT: JASON AUFDEM-BRINKE

Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Frederick’s only professional classical theater company, will present the hilarious Much Ado About Nothing in February and the hair-raising Titus Andronicus later in March.

is taking on some of William Shakespeare’s most famous outcasts. This winter’s offerings will contrast the virtuous, wrongly-accused Hero of Much Ado About Nothing with the seductively bloodthirsty Tamora of Titus Andronicus.

In the 2010-2011 “Season in Exile”, Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed ensemble of professional actors from across the country

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ARTS & LEISURE companies rehearse plays for as many as six weeks and follow the strict interpretations of a director, but in Shakespeare’s day, plays were produced with little or no rehearsal and the actors directed themselves. To recreate this experience and discover its value for our time, Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s Bare Bard actors arrive in Frederick on the Friday before a performance with their lines for the play fully memorized. They eat dinner together, talk about the play, and work on improvisational theater exercises. On Saturday, they practice sword fights, choreograph dances, and arrange live music. But they never rehearse the play or pre-plan any characterizations or scenes.

turns romantic, the company is staging a “Match of Champions.” Acting Artistic Director John Bellomo and Board President Shannon Parks–audience favorites and company leaders–will be pitted headto-head in the roles of Benedick and Beatrice. And in the midst of their bickering, what will become of Beatrice’s innocent young cousin Hero, who is falsely accused by her jealous fiancé?

The first time the ensemble goes through the entire play together is on Saturday evening, with a live, sold-out audience witnessing every moment. They perform again on Sunday afternoon, inviting the audience to stay after the performance to meet the actors and discuss the play.

The Titus Andronicus Bare Bard will play just one month later, on Saturday, March 19th at 8:00PM and Sunday, March 20th at 2:00PM. The company is delighted to welcome home former Artistic Director and Frederick resident Becky Kemper to help lead the ensemble through Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. No less than fourteen bodies will fall in the play’s brief 90-minute span, some hanged, some starved to death, and some too gory to mention here. Is Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s first play and a crowd pleaser in his time, just an Elizabethan version of the slasher film—or is there more here than meets the eye?

Maryland Shakespeare Festival will present the Much Ado About Nothing Bare Bard on Saturday, February 12th at 8:00PM and Sunday, February 13th at 2:00PM. In this famous romantic comedy about the bitter feud between Benedick and Beatrice that suddenly

Both Bare Bards will be presented for a $15 suggested donation in the Parish Hall of All Saint’s Episcopal Church at 21 North Court Street in downtown Frederick. Visit www.mdshakes.org for more information.

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MAKE SOME MUSIC WITH FCC’S STRING ENSEMBLE BY: LYNN FLEMING, DIRECTOR, FCC STRING ENSEMBLE

Are you interested in making music and having fun? In January 2008, Frederick Community College (FCC) added a string ensemble to its roster of performing opportunities. The first season took off with a small group of five players under the direction of Lynn Fleming. Lynn Fleming, director, is a double bassist with several decades of orchestral and chamber music experience. A Juilliard graduate from New York City, Lynn has taught musicians throughout her career. Having joined FCC in 2007 she enthusiastically responded to the challenge of developing a string orchestra. The planning of this musical group began years ago, with many minds bringing various needs to the table. According to Dr. Jan Holly, FCC’s department chair for Communications, Humanities and Arts, the String Ensemble is designed to provide an opportunity for players to learn musically challenging repertoire, improve on ensemble playing, and to perform. Says Dr. Holly, “This group is a triple threat. They consume volumes of entertaining music, they work together as a great team, and they give the audience a fun show! Its numbers have more than doubled since it was established two years ago. We expect it to continue to grow and grow and grow!” Many youth orchestra abound for talented and beginning students; in fact, many children who are in school have the opportunity to play in class several times a week, in some schools– every day. But consider the poor adult beginner! Typically, this musician, who works full time, has decided to study an instrument as part of FCC’s Continuing Education Music Enrichment Program. Some might be skilled on another instrument and are just looking to have “fun” with a new instrument. And then there are those who played “way back when” who might still have their instruments in

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This group is a triple threat. They consume volumes of entertaining music, they work together as a great team, and they give the audience a fun show! the attic or somewhere else in the house, and have re-discovered the fun of playing. Few resources are available for the adult beginner to join others and have the gratifying experience of playing in a group. Yes, Frederick Symphony Orchestra is here; and they have taken community level playing to ever-rising heights! So what does a beginner do? Well, first off, you can call FCC and register for this non-credit continuing education class. Or if you have questions, call Lynn Fleming at 301-922-0398 or email vlfleming@frederick.edu. Currently, the group meets in the music building on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00PM. Registration began in December, and first class will be on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. What about youngsters? Are they welcome? Yes, absolutely! Anyone with a joy for music and a desire to play in a group is welcome to join in. What kind of music do we play? Anything from Bach to Birdland, Brahms, Beethoven, and Beatles—add some Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington, and you have an idea of the eclectic selections the group covers each semester, and you will see why this group attracts newcomers of all ages! And what do the members say? Well, after the concert and reception last spring, the members of the group asked for “just one more rehearsal–PLEASE!”–and so, rehearse they did!


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

301-791-4767

301-898-1460

Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department

301-387-6938 Washington Monument State Park

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

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

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

MUSEUMS Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

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

301-293-2215 (County, J9)

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500

The Frederick County Historical Society

STATE PARKS

Brunswick Railroad Museum

301-663-1188 (City, I9)

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

301-834-7100(County, C14)

Big Run State Park

301-371-4575

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

301-777-2139

George Alfred Townsend Museum

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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

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

301-600-1492 (City, G9) Frederick County Parks and Recreation

301-600-1646 (City, I9) Frederick Indoor Sports Center

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

301-695-4417 Girl Scouts

301-662-5106 Middletown Rec Center

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

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

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

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1)

301-663-3885 (County, H11)

SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED

Seton Shrine Center

Baltimore Chapter-Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports [BARS]

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

301-663-7880 (City, E13) ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS COUNTYWIDE Adventure Park USA

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

410-771-4606 www.barsinfo.org Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

410-626-0273 www.crab-sailing.org Disabled Sports USA

301-217-0960 www.dsusa.org

301-739-1211

Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

Catoctin Rec Center

410-825-5359 www.mdravens.org

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)

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FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Hours: 12PM

Hours: Various showtimes

Description: New Year’s Day Potomac River Plunge to benefit the Brunswick Area Recreation Commission, Brunswick Main Street, and local charities.

Contact: 301-834-8045

Description: When Hansel and Gretel get lost in the forbidden forest after their trail of bread crumbs disappears, they come upon an enticing gingerbread cottage. The problem is, it’s inhabited by a witch! As the witch plots to keep them there forever, the siblings must figure out how to avoid becoming her next dessert!

January 1, 2011

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

Location: Brunswick Campground, Brunswick

JANUARY FIRST SATURDAY - DOWNTOWN FREDERICK GIVES BACK

Hours: 5-9PM Description: Your favorite Downtown Frederick shops and restaurants will give back a portion of the evening’s proceeds to their favorite charities. Enjoy an evening of exhibit openings, guest artists, and live entertainment designed to showcase the best of Downtown Frederick on the First Saturday of every month. More than 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants are open until 9PM or later. Location: Downtown Frederick Main Street Area, Market and Patrick Streets, Carroll Creek Park and Everedy Square & Shab Row, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118

Contact: 301-694-4744

January 1–28, 2011 EXHIBIT: “BINDING WOUNDS, PUSHING BOUNDARIES: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN CIVIL WAR MEDICINE”

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Hours: 8:30AM-5PM Description: The visitor center will feature an exhibit on slavery and slave resistance at L’Hermitage, home to the second largest enslaved population in Frederick County in 1800. The exhibit will explore the lives of those who were enslaved at L’Hermitage and sought freedom, including artifacts taken from excavations of the slave village. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515

January 2, 2011

Hours: Museum hours

CARILLON CONCERT

Description: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine honors the history of the African Americans that served in the American Civil War by mounting its latest exhibit: “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine”. The exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

Hours: 12PM

Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-695-1864

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February 4, 2011

FREDERICK COUNTY SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS (FCSME) OPEN HOUSE

THE 10TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE GALA

APPALACHIAN SPRING

Hours: 2-5PM

Hours: 8PM

Hours: 1-4PM

Description: Sample goods from some of Frederick’s finest chocolatiers at this Valentine’s Day preview event. Approximately ten chefs, bakers, and chocolate makers will compete for various awards and guests can enjoy samplings while benefiting a good cause. The event will also feature wine pairings and other food selections.

Description: Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring paints a vivid picture of the verdant American countryside using folk dances and song.

Description: Model railroad club open house and operating exhibit. Location: FCSME Club 423 E. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-371-5293

January 21–22, 2011 THE COMEDY PIGS

Hours: 9PM Description: Improv/sketch comedy at its finest! The Pigs celebrate 18 years as the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere comedy troupe with some primetime shows and their trademark late night laughfests. Join the hilarity! Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744

January 22, 2011 EBPA 50/60’S DANCE

Hours: 8PM-12AM Description: 50/60’s dance featuring The Rock and Roll Relics Band. Location: Emmitsburg Ambulance Building 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6272

Location: The Cultural Arts Center of Frederick 15 N. Market Street, Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190

Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 877-286-1444

February 4–March 5, 2011 DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE

Hours: Various showtimes

February 1–28, 2011 MONOCACY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Hours: 8:30AM-5PM Description: The visitor center will feature an exhibit on slavery and slave resistance at L’Hermitage, home to the second largest enslaved population in Frederick County in 1800. The exhibit will explore the lives of those who were enslaved at L’Hermitage and sought freedom, including artifacts taken from excavations of the slave village.

Description: An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins this wildly imaginative dark comedy, tracing the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744

Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515

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February 12, 2011

FEBRUARY FIRST SATURDAY - FIRE & ICE

FREDERICK ARTIST MARKET

Hours: 5-9PM

Hours: Call for times

VICTORIAN TEA AND VALENTINE MAKING WORKSHOP

Description: Sparkling ice sculptures, ice carving demonstrations, marshmallow roasting and hot cocoa stations await you in Downtown Frederick. Enjoy an evening of exhibit openings, guest artists, and live entertainment designed to showcase the best of Downtown Frederick on the First Saturday of every month. More than 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants are open until 9PM or later.

Description: The indoor arts and crafts market features the work of up to 30 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other hand-crafted items. The event is free and open to the public, and happens six times per year.

Location: Downtown Frederick Main Street Area, Market and Patrick Streets, Carroll Creek Park, and Everedy Square & Shab Row, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118

February 5, 2011 FREDERICK COUNTY DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Location: The Cultural Arts Center of Frederick 15 N. Market Street, Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190

February 6, 2011 FREDERICK COUNTY SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS (FCSME) OPEN HOUSE

Description: Take your little princess on a date to remember. Dress to impress while dancing the night away. Light refreshments will be served and photo opportunities will be available. Space is limited so sign up early. An adult male must accompany his princess(es). Location: Frederick Fairgrounds Eventplex 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-600-2936

February 6, 2011 CARILLON CONCERT

Hours: 12PM Description: Carillon Concerts featuring City Carillonneur John Widmann. Free. Tower will be open. Location: Baker Park, Carillon Tower, Frederick

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Hours: 12-3PM Description: Join the Brunswick Railroad Museum for an afternoon of tea, light refreshments, and Victorian Valentines! Practice proper tea etiquette and create a one-of-a-kind Valentine using Victorian methods. Craft supplies are provided. Event is recommended for ages 7+. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum 40 W Potomac Street, Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7100

Hours: 1-4PM

February 12 –13, 2011

Description: Model railroad club open house and operating exhibit.

TAMING OF THE SHREW

Location: FCSME Club 423 E. Patrick Street, Frederick

Description: Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays of courtship. Come see the play that inspired films “Kiss Me Kate” and “10 Things I Hate About You” to ask what is the balance between social roles and individual happiness? Part of the MSF Bare Bard series “A Season in Exile.”

Contact: 301-371-5293

Hours: 6-8:30PM

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Hours: 11AM-12PM Description: Dr. Robert Slawson, MD, FACR opens the National Museum of Civil War Museum’s new lecture series, “Civil War Talk” with a lecture on “African American Surgeons in the Civil War”. Dr. Slawson is the author of “Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War”. The monthly lecture series feature distinguished speakers from 11AM-Noon on the second Saturday of each month from February through September. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-695-1864

Hours: Saturday 8PM and Sunday 2PM

Location: All Saints Episcopal Church 106 W. Church Street, Frederick Contact: 301-668-4090


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February 19, 2011

February 26, 2011

THE CENTRAL MARYLAND ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB TOY AUCTION AND SHOW

THE COMEDY PIGS

THE COMEDY PIGS

Hours: 10:30PM

Hours: 10:30PM

Description: Improv/sketch comedy at its finest! The Pigs celebrate 18 years as the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere comedy troupe with some primetime shows and their trademark late night laughfests. Join the hilarity!

Description: Improv/sketch comedy at its finest! The Pigs celebrate 18 years as the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere comedy troupe with some primetime shows and their trademark late night laughfests. Join the hilarity!

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

Contact: 301-694-4744

Contact: 301-694-4744

Location: Wastler’s Construction 8005 Reich’s Ford Road, Frederick

February 20, 2011

February 27, 2011

Contact: 717-552-7691

BEETHOVEN’S EYEGLASSES

THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS GOES BAROQUE

Hours: Auction at 11AM, show 9AM-3PM Description: An auction with consigned collectible toys and farm toys is held on Saturday with consignments taken on Friday. Sunday is a Toy Show consisting of Farm Toys, collectible toys, and other memorabilia and display tables. Food is provided both days.

Hours: 3PM CABIN FEVER FESTIVAL

Description: BSO ensemble performance

Hours: Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM

Location: All Saints Episcopal Church 106 W. Church Street, Frederick

Description: Arts and crafts show

Contact: 877-876-1444

February 12–13, 2011

Location: Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-898-5466

February 13, 2011 VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AND CONCERT

Hours: 3-8PM Description: The Finnish singer/ songwriter, Ruut, who has been a Maryland resident from her teens, is returning for her 3rd Valentine’s Day concert. Her performances at our mountain retreat in Thurmont, MD have been tremendous successes, and this year, she is returning with new songs and stories.

February 24, 2011

Hours: 3PM Description: The organists of the Central Maryland Chapter of the AGO offer a free concert to benefit its Student Scholarship Fund. A free-will offering will be requested. No tickets required.

GO FOR BAROQUE!

Location: Evangelical Lutheran Church 35 E. Church Street, Frederick

Hours: 5:30-7:30PM

Contact: 240-397-3585

Description: A delightful masquerade party to celebrate Handel’s 326th birthday and introduce Frederick’s First Baroque Festival. Cash bar, music, and entertainment. Learn to dance a minuet! Come in your own costume or enjoy one of our masks! Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 240-397-3585

Location: ThorpeWood 12805-A Mink Farm Road, Thurmont Contact: 301-271-2823

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March 6, 2011

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE

MARCH FIRST SATURDAY - GO GREEN

CARILLON CONCERT

Hours: Various showtimes

Hours: 5-9PM

Hours: 12PM

Description: An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man - with a lot of loose ends. So begins this wildly imaginative dark comedy, tracing the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Description: Go Green with First Saturday and learn about unique and fun ways to recycle, reduce, and reuse. Enjoy an evening of exhibit openings, guest artists, and live entertainment designed to showcase the best of Downtown Frederick on the First Saturday of every month. More than 80 shops, galleries and restaurants are open to 9PM.

Description: Carillon Concerts featuring City Carillonneur John Widmann. Free. Tower will be open.

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

Location: Downtown Frederick Main Street Areas, Market and Patrick Streets, Carroll Creek Park, and Everedy Square & Shab Row, Frederick

Description: Improv/sketch comedy at its finest! The Pigs celebrate 18 years as the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere comedy troupe with some primetime shows and their trademark late night laughfests. Join the hilarity!

March 1–5, 2011

Contact: 301-694-4744

March 1–31, 2011 NOT JUST A MAN’S WAR

Hours: 8:30AM-5PM Description: The visitor center will feature an exhibit that explores the lives of Frederick County women during the Civil War. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515

Contact: 301-698-8118

March 6, 2011 FREDERICK ARTIST MARKET

Hours: Call for times Description: The indoor arts and crafts market features the work of up to 30 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other hand-crafted items. The event is free and open to the public, and happens six times per year. Location: The Cultural Arts Center of Frederick 15 N. Market Street, Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190

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Location: Baker Park, Carillon Tower, Frederick

March 11, 2011 THE COMEDY PIGS

Hours: 9PM

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744

March 11, 18, & 25, 2011 LENTEN FISH DINNER

Hours: 5-7:30PM Description: Family dining with fried or baked fish and two sides. Babysitting provided for younger children. Location: Saint John the Evangelist Church 112 E. Second Street, Frederick Contact: 301-695-9633


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March 13, 2011

BOOKFEST

THE THREE ORGANISTS

BOEING BOEING

Hours: Library Hours

Hours: 3PM

Hours: Various showtimes

Description: Frederick County Public Library’s BookFest is “out of this world” in 2011! Join us at your local library for a variety of themed activities. Please contact your local library for more information and library hours.

Description: The Three Organists featuring Stephen Kalnoske, Organist, Damascus United Methodist Church, Elizabeth A. Krouse, DMA, Organist, Basilica of Seton Shrine, and Wayne Wold, DMA, Assistant Professor, Hood College. This concert is part of the Frederick Goes Baroque Festival.

Description: Bernard, a a successful Parisian architect, juggles three flight attendant fiancees. He tracks their airlines’ timetables, and his long-suffering housekeeper, Bertha, reluctantly resets the menus and bedroom decor depending on the arrivals and departures.

Location: Evangelical Lutheran Church 35 E. Church Street, Frederick

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

Contact: 301-600-1630

Contact: 240-397-3585

Contact: 301-694-4744

March 12–13 & 19-20, 2011

March 19–20, 2011

March 26–April 23, 2011

41ST ANNUAL MAPLE SYRUP MAKING DEMONSTRATION

TITUS ANDRONICUS

READY! SET! ME!

Hours: Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Hours: Various showtimes

Description: “If one good deed on all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul.” Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s bloodiest work, is a tragedy of cyclical revenge, which explores power, betrayal, honor, and death. Part of the MSF Bare Bard series “A Season in Exile.”

Description: A “Free to Be You and Me” for this generation. Through energetic song and dance, young audiences will share our message that anything is possible if you believe in yourself! Appropriate for ages 6 - 12.

Location: All Saints Episcopal Church 106 W. Church Street, Frederick

Contact: 301-694-4744

Location: Various Locations Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick County

Hours: 9:30AM-2:30PM Description: Come welcome spring back to Cunningham Falls State Park by learning about and enjoying maple syrup made from trees in the park. Donations are requested and support Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks. A pancake breakfast will accompany the event for an additional charge from 9:30AM until 2:30PM. Location: Cunningham Falls State Park Manor Area Visitors Center 13102 Catoctin Mountain Highway, Thurmont Contact: 301-271-7574

Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre 31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick

Contact: 301-668-4090

March 20, 2011 THE FREDERICK FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PLAYS BAROQUE

Hours: 3PM Description: Enjoy a Bach Brandenburg Concerto and other marvelous orchestral works played by some of the area’s finest instrumentalists. RoseAnn Lester, concertmistress. Location: Frederick Church of the Brethren 201 Fairview Avenue, Frederick Contact: 240-397-3585

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June 20 - August 19, 2011

P: 301-663-5131 • F: 301-663-5363 • www.frederickymca.org


Save The Date! May 21 & 22, 2011

Symphony Woods, Merriweather Post Pavillion 12 - 6pm, Columbia, Maryland.

Over 40 wineries, live bands on two stages, juried artisans, gourmet food, wine education and roving performers. For info call 410-313-4700 www.wineinthewoods.com


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

Mayor

Carroll Jones Population

5,242 Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 Town Hall

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

301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Department

301-834-8300 Volunteer Ambulance

301-834-8102 Libraries

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065 1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 Post offices Brunswick Post Office

315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

Jefferson Post Office

First Church of God

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

503 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-6971

Point of Rocks Post Office

Gospel Temple Church (Pentecostal)

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

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

301-834-7500

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

SWIMMING POOL

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Brunswick Swimming Pool

301-834-7567

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

Grocery Store

New Hope United Methodist Church

Super Fresh

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

301-834-7722 CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

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

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

Catholic Church Road, Petersville 301-834-9185

First Baptist Church

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St. Paul Lutheran Church

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

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA)

www.pvya.com Baseball

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

www.eteamz.com/brunswickll

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders www.bjrfootball.com

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

Mayor

Frederick County Sheriff

CHURCHES

Debby Burgoyne

301-600-2071

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

Population

Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

5 E. Main Street, Burkittsville 301-834-9866

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301-371-6907

Postal Zip Code

Post Office

21718

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

Town Office

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

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


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Mayor

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churches

Jim Hoover

Community Park

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)

Population

2,369 Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

301-600-2071 Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

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

301-447-6626 Library

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

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL Emmitsburg Pool

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

301-447-9820

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

GROCERY STORE

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Jubilee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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

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

Mayor

Fire departments

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company

Population

6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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

59,618 Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office

301-600-9250

4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office

301-473-5150

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

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

301-600-2071

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office

FREDERICK CITY CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603

6061 Spring Ridge Parkway, Frederick 301-600-9330 79 S. Market Street, Frederick 301-600-1711

Fire Marshal

United/Westview Fire Station

301-600-1479

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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

301-600-1492


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES SWIMMING POOLS Baker Park Swimming Pool

301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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

Weis

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

301-662-1177 Gazette Newspapers

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

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100 Anglican 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

Giant

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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200

SYNaGoGuES

Faith Baptist Church

Westridge Shopping Center, Frederick 301-695-4420 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

927 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-695-2833 Super Fresh

Ballenger Creek, Frederick 301-682-6700

Beth Sholom Congregation

1011 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-663-0267 fax: 301-663-8154 Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

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

Ambassador Baptist Church

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-620-7729 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755 First Baptist Church of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283 First Missionary Baptist Church

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

226 S. Jefferson Street, Frederick 301-695-4496

5305 Mt. Zion Road, Frederick 301-473-8900

CHURCHES

Frederick Korean Baptist Church

African Methodist Episcopal

55 Winchester Street, Frederick 301-695-6446

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

People’s Baptist Church

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

6648 Carpenter Road, Frederick 301-473-5635

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

South End Baptist Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347

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Victory Baptist Church

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153 Brethren Frederick Church of the Brethren

201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819 Buddhist Tibetan Meditation Center

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

First Church of Christ Scientist

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Full Gospel

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262 Church of God

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Edgewood First Church of God

Holiness

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

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

123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Independent

Parkway Community Church

Emmanuel Bible Church

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686

Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

Independent Fundamental

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Family History Center, Frederick 301-698-0406 Community

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

Emmanuel Bible Church

Emmanuel Alliance Church

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002 Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

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 Episcopal All Saints Episcopal Church

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

Christian Science

Church of the Transfiguration

Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505

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

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Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

Maranatha Church of God

Christian

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

First Love Church

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 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

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

4004 Ballenger Creek Road, Frederick 301-874-5838


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES Nazarene

Presbyterian Reformed

Church of the Nazarene

New Hope Presbyterian Church

7899 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-6271

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-694-3595

Non-Denominational

Seventh-Day Adventist

Frederick Christian Fellowship

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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

6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5254

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Unitarian Universalist

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

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

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

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

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Calvary 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

United Church of Christ

7648 Fingerboard Road, Frederick 301-874-1166

Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

Jackson United Methodist Church

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

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

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

7857 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-8788

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

Victory Christian Center

Trinity E & R United Church of Christ

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253

5603 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-2633

Presbyterian

United Methodist

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

Araby United Methodist Church

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

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

Good News Presbyterian Church

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

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

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

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291 Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-663-5214 www.volunteerfrederick.org

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

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FREDERICK CITY

Con’t

YOUTH SPORTS YMCA

Frederick Academy of Self-Defense

301-662-1972 Frederick City Recreation Department

301-694-1492

301-663-5131 www.frederickymca.org

Golden Knights Karate

Gymnastics

Kreimer’s Karate

Frederick Gymnastics Club

301-695-9414 Karate American Karate Academy

301-698-5468

301-416-7959 301-695-3347 Martial Arts USA

301-694-3330 Super Sport Karate

301-682-8866

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

Lacrosse

301-682-8589

240-215-4040

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick

www.fcfrederick.com Frederick Soccer Club

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

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

301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040

urbana

(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658

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

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

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

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

email: abel6psu@aol.com Urbana Soccer Association

301-363-8739 www.urbanasoccer.org


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Burgess

Wiles Branch Park

Holy Family Catholic Community

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown 301-473-4800

2,860

GROCERY STORE

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Postal Zip Code

21769

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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

John D. Miller Population

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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

Safeway

The Gazette

Jefferson United Methodist Church

3882 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-4022

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

Locust Valley Bible Church

The Middletown Valley Citizen

1323 Marker Road, Middletown 301-371-7476

301-834-7722

Middletown United Methodist Middletown Moms at Home

7108 Fern Circle, Middletown 301-371-5550

P.O. Box 33, Middletown www.middletownmomsathome.org

Pleasant View Church of the Brethren

Parenting support

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

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

301-371-3344 www.middletownrec.com Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA)

301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com

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

Mayor

Town Parks

Pat Rockinberg

Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

8,200 Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park

301-829-8373

21771

GROCERY STORES

Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion

Safeway

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

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

CHURCHES

Super Fresh

328 Klee Mill Road, Mt. Airy 301-253-3222

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

1001 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1071

Bethesda United Methodist Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

26075 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-9787

703 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-5443

Local Newspapers

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

301-549-1846

27 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1904

Mount Airy Messenger

Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God

Mount Airy Courier Gazette

301-829-2814

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

Post Office

Hebron Christian Church

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

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

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy

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MOUNT AIRY CON’T Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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

28325 Kemptown Road, Damascus

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

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

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

301-253-4460­

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Mount Airy Baptist Church

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

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

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

West Falls Christian Community Church

Youth Sports Four County Little League

www.fcllbaseball.org Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

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

301-829-2027

Myersville

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

Post Office

CHURCHES

Wayne Creadick

1 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1180

Church of the Saviour

Population

1,500

Town Parks Doub’s Meadow Park

Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

PO Box 295 301 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-4281 fax: 301-293-3080 www.myercity.sailorsite.net Frederick county Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

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

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

308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330 Local Newspapers The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

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

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Myersville Church of the Brethren

400 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2979

201 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-9513

Youth Sports

Salem United Methodist Church

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

PO Box 195, Myersville 301-293-3115 www.eteamz.com/wmaasports

Myersville Junior Baseball League

www.myersvillebaseball.com

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

Mayor

GROCERY STORE

Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion

PopulaTion

8,620 Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville 301-695-8845

www.luyaa.org

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

Grace Episcopal Church

4411 Green Valley Road, Monrovia 301-865-5432

Route 874 & North Alley, New Market 301-865-3530

Dorsey’s Chapel United Methodist Church

New Market District Fire Co.

168 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-3333

New Market United Methodist Church

Youth Sports

11402 Ridge Lane, Monrovia 301-865-5566

Post Offices

9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville 301-865-9100

PO Box 465, New Market 301-865-8877

301-600-2071

301-865-5700

Monocacy Valley Church

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

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

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

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

Fire departments

Town Park

Jackie Ebersole

Volunteer Fire Department

Lions Merryland Park

301-834-8300

3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

Population

308 Postal Zip Code

21758

301-834-8102

301-834-7722

Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

301-600-2071

The Brunswick Citizen

Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

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

Frederick County Sheriff

Martin A. Burns

301-600-2071

Population

Fire departments

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

10 Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-271-7313 fax: 301-271-2155 www.thurmont.com

Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226

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THURMONT CON’T 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

Catoctin United Methodist Church

Thurmont Church of the Brethren

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

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

Evangelical Bible Church

Thurmont United Methodist Church

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

13880 Long Road, Thurmont 301-271-4511

Harriet Chapel Episcopal

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888 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

240-626-9980

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

CHURCHES

10625 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-898-9454

Trinity United Church of Christ

Walkersville Christian Fellowship

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

101 N. Altamont Avenue, Thurmont 301-271-2802 Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League

301-271-4397

Apples United Church of Christ

7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont 301-271-2087

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

Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

Ralph W. Whitmore

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

301-600-9110

Police Department

Post Office

Population

5,593 Postal Zip Code

21793

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

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Library

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

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


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES

WALKERSVILLE CON’T

CHURCHES

TOWN PARKS

207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544

19 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-4600

Calvary Assembly of God

St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church

Creamery Park

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

Brethren in Christ

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

8651 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-845-8025

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

Faith Community Mennonite Church

United Methodist Church

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

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Heritage Farm Park

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

Youth Sports

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Devilbiss Bridge Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Walkersville Community Park

Glade United Church of Christ

Glade Valley Athletic Association

301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

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

21 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6775

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC)

Glade Valley Church of the Brethren

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

Walkersville Baseball Association

GROCERY STORES Bloom

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC www.walkersvillebaseball.com/

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

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

Gary Smith Population

912 Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-5100

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

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Woodsboro

Con’t

Libertytown Post Office

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

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

GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

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

CHURCHES

YOUTH SPORTS

Chapel Lutheran Church

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

TOWN PARK Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800

8 N. 2nd Street, Woodsboro 301-845-7703 St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

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Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

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

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC


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