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Frederick County WINTER 2015 | Vol. 13 Issue 3
A FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE MOVE AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY.
*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for the Spring issue is March 9, 2015. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.
FROM THE EDITOR Winter is absolutely, officially here! Unlike some locales, Frederick County definitely experiences all four seasons, weather-wise. And winter is no exception. A long few months of chilly temperatures, and usually a decent amount of snow and ice, are sure to greet us through March.
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Start on page 12, with a roundup of great activities offered throughout the county in the coming months. Next, page over to the Arts & Leisure section of this issue (starting on page 46), to find out more about the Weinberg Center of the Arts’ winter season, packed with great shows for kids, musical acts for the adults, and a fabulous speaker series, featuring luminaries such as Jane Fonda and Gen. Stanley McChrystal. During these long winter months, many people find themselves feeling sadder, depressed by the fewer hours of sunlight, and fewer opportunities to get outside and invigorate. Psychotherapist and compassion coach Lisa McCrohan is here to help, with tips for us all to “Notice the Good” that surrounds us each and every day. See her ways to train our brains in the Health Care section (page 36). One more way to warm ourselves up this winter is with some delicious, hearty food. Frederick’s own “Golden Mile,” also known as U.S. Route 40, is filled with outstanding international treats from end to end. On page 20, learn about the wide variety of cuisines to feast on, including Vietnamese, Peruvian, Indian, Japanese and Mexican, just to name a few. With all of these options for warming up our bodies, minds and spirits, Frederick County is starting to feel toastier by the minute! Cheers!
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But what’s also sure to greet residents and visitors to Frederick County each winter is a whole lot of warmth, in the form of hospitality, and lovely indoor activities for all to enjoy. And we’ve got many of those options detailed in this issue of the Frederick County Guide.
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IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 10 Cold Weather Shelters 12 Winter is Full of Warm Activities! 16 Hundreds of Years of Icy Fun in Frederick BUSINESS 20 Experience Authentic International Cuisine Along the Golden Mile REAL ESTATE 24 Frederick Real Estate on the Rise CHILD CARE & EDUCATION 28 Frederick Countyâ€™s Newest Schools
12 W inter is Full of Warm Activities!
16 Hundreds of Years of Icy Fun in Frederick
HEALTH CARE 36 Train Your Brain to Notice the Good SENIOR LIVING 42 Get Involved At The Frederick Senior Center TRANSPORTATION 45 The ABCs of Transit: H is for Health
A uthentic International Cuisine Along the Golden Mile
45 The ABCs of Transit: H is for Health
42 Get Involved At The Frederick Senior Center
ARTS & LEISURE 46 Anything In Stained Glass 49 Luminaries, Musicians, Kids Shows Come Alive at Weinberg Center 52 Calendar of Events TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES 62 Brunswick 62 Burkittsville 62 Emmitsburg 63 Frederick City 63 Urbana 64 Middletown 64 Mount Airy 65 Myersville 65 New Market 65 Rosemont 66 Thurmont 66 Walkersville 67 Woodsboro
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Cold Weather Shelter Assists Those In Need
Each November, the Alan P. Linton Jr. Emergency Shelter in Downtown Frederick officially opens. Its purpose is to shelter adults age 18 or older who need a warm, clean bed. The shelter is operated by the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, which has assisted the Frederick region with a variety of programs since 1981.
The cold weather shelter originally opened in 1990, with beds provided in local churches. At that time, the Coalition was able to house about 20 people per night. A major fundraising campaign enabled the Coalition to purchase a site and construct the Alan P. Linton Jr. Emergency Shelter in 2002, enabling the group to serve far more clients.
The shelter remains open each night through mid-March, regardless of outside temperatures, from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., with 20 beds for women and 60 beds for men.
In addition to the nighttime shelter, the Coalition also supervises a Day Shelter to provide refuge from the cold for vulnerable clients with physical and mental problems and the frail elderly. It
first opened during the winter of 20072008, and is housed in the Cold Weather Shelter, also November through March. The Coalition trains volunteers and supervises the Day Shelter; it also seeks volunteers to help nightly at the emergency cold weather shelter. Volunteers typically hand out supplies, stock donated items, greet clients, and assign beds. To volunteer or to learn more about services, go online to www.thereligiouscoalition.org.
CO MMUN I T y Current needs are listed below (urgent needs are underlined): r Men’s Winter Gloves: (L, XL, XX)
r Non-Alcoholic Mouthwash
r Hats (no scarves)
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r W HITE Crew Socks: Men (L) & Women (L)
r Heavy-Duty Trash Bags: 33 or 40 gal & kitchen size (no 30 gal)
r Adult Underwear/Undershirts
r 2-Ply Toilet Paper
r Men’s T-shirts: (L, XL, XX, XXX)
r “Select-A-Size” Paper Towels
r Men’s Briefs: (32, 34, 36, 38, 40)
r Women’s Briefs: (7, 8, 9)
r Ziploc Sandwich Bags
rH ot Cups of Instant Soup ( Just Add Hot Water – No Microwave/Stove Access)
r Blindfolds ( for sleeping under emergency lights)
rM aruchan “Instant Lunch” (Beef, Shrimp, Chicken), (no Ramen Noodles)
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rB ottled Water, Instant Tea or Lemonade Mixes rL arge Cans of Ground Coffee (caffeinated), r Plastic Swizzle/Stirrer Sticks r Small Packets of Creamer & Regular Sugar (no sugar substitutes) r Snack Crackers rP aper Hot Cups (8, 12 oz – no Styrofoam), r Plastic Forks & Spoons r Paper Napkins rM icrowavable Paper Plates & Bowls r Small Packets Of Salt & Pepper rT ravel Size: Deodorants, Kleenex, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer r Double-Edge Shaving Razors r Ladies Feminine Products r Nail Clippers
r Breathe-Right Strips r Playing Cards & Puzzles r Batteries: 9V, AA r Cleaning Supplies: Clorox, Clorox Spray Cleaner, glass cleaners, Draino, liquid laundry detergent, disinfectant air freshener, Pine Sol r Pillow Cases: (standard size) r Shower Slippers: (Men & Women) r Backpacks r Sleeping Bags r Pocket-Size “Recovery” Bibles r 4X6 Or 8X10 Clasp Envelopes For Client Medications r Powder-Free Textured Latex Exam Gloves (large) r Medium-Size White Towels Due to an abundant supply on hand, the shelter does not accept hot chocolate, travel size soaps/shampoos/conditioners, shaving cream, hand lotions, shower caps, or shoe kits. Also, they do not accept used clothing, coats, colored towels or blankets.
r Foot Deodorizer Spray
Donations requested Call the Alan P. Linton Jr. Emergency Cold Weather Shelter at least 24 hours prior to delivering donations (301-631-2670, ext. 112). Donations are received on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Religious Coalition office between 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or at the shelter 7-9 p.m., 27 DeGrange St., Frederick. It costs $500 per night to operate the shelter; financial contributions can be sent to the Religious Coalition at the above address.
Winter is Full of Warm Activities! by Charissa Hipp, Digital Marketing & Media Relations Manager at Visit Frederick
If long-range forecasts are correct, Frederick County will be seeing plenty of snow this winter. But don’t worry, there are plenty of indoor activities in the region during the next few months so you can still get out and enjoy Frederick County, despite the weather.
The Downtown Frederick Partnership’s February First Saturday (downtownfrederick.org) event is one of the most popular all year. Known as “Fire in Ice,” it is scheduled for Feb. 7. The event, aimed at attracting shoppers to the downtown, explores the contrast of fire and ice, warmth and cold. Area residents and tourists flock downtown for the unique opportunity to see artisans transform blocks of ice into works of art. There are typically more than 30 sculptures set up in front of stores and restaurants throughout Downtown Frederick. Children can enjoy an ice playground and an ice walk on Carroll Creek that’s also fun for the youngat-heart. When you need a warm up, head inside to one of the many shops that will stay open late, and enjoy free hot cocoa, s’mores stations, and fire pits throughout the downtown streets. If you want to plan something special with your valentine this year, there are many events throughout the month of February that would appeal to couples. Linganore Winecellars (linganorewines.com) in Mount Airy offers a special romance package called Days of Wine and Roses. This intimate wine tasting includes a long-stemmed rose and a box of 12 local gourmet chocolates. Red Shedman Brewery and Hop Yard at Linganore Winecellars has an intimate beer tasting planned called Hops and Hearts. Elk Run Vineyards (elkrun.com) is offering a valentine package featuring a romantic movie, soup, chocolate and of course, wine! Or step back in time with the Walkersville Southern Railroad’s (wsrr.org) Sweetheart Special Dinner Train, featuring a four-course meal and a ride through scenic Frederick County. Just be sure to reserve your tickets early.
March 2-8 is Frederick Restaurant Week (frederickrestaurantweek.com), celebrating Frederick as a great culinary destination. This seven-day promotion features many unique and fine-dining options available in Downtown Frederick and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants offer diners price-fixed meals at mouthwatering prices. Whether you’re seeking ethnic food or satisfying American flavors, Frederick has the taste for your palate. Downtown Frederick alone has more than 30 restaurants, and Frederick Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try a new restaurant or visit an old favorite.
Whether you’re seeking ethnic food or satisfying American flavors, Frederick has the taste for your palate. Downtown Frederick alone has more than 30 restaurants, and Frederick Restaurant Week is the perfect time
Photo courtesy Visit Frederick
to try a new restaurant or visit an old favorite. Have you ever wondered how sap is made into maple syrup? Then don’t miss the 45th annual Maple Syrup Demonstrations at the William Houck area of Cunningham Falls State Park in Thurmont (301-271-7574). Continuous working demonstrations of the traditional maple syrup-making process are done at the lake on two weekends: March 14-15 and March 21-22. Children can enjoy free games, stories, and crafts. There will be live music entertainment in large, heated tents. Enjoy a delicious, hot pancake and sausage breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. for a small fee (cash only). The breakfast goes on until 2 p.m. or until it is sold out. Maryland-made maple syrup and maple candy will be for sale. All event proceeds benefit the Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks.
Go to Visit Frederick online at visitfrederick.org for more specific information about these and other upcoming events in Frederick County.
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Hundreds of Years of Icy Fun in Frederick by Amanda Johnston, assistant director, Historical Society of Frederick County
Jacob Englebrecht, Frederick city diarist, mayor, tailor and town observer, noted the following in his journal during the winter of 1875: â€œWe have had very severe weather, plenty of ice. All the ice-houses are filled and now, if anything, the ice is still better. The thermometer has been 16
down one morning to 10 degrees below zero in our city. Plenty of skating on the pavements for the boys. Friday, February 5, 1875, 8 p.m.â€? About 140 years later, Frederick residents still find ways to venture out and enjoy the fun of the winter season. Frederick County offers winter recreation at Pinecliff Park with sledding and
ice skating, dependent on weather conditions, and nearby Ski Liberty, located in Fairfield, Pa., about 5 miles from Emmitsburg, boasts skiing, snowboarding and more.
Photo courtesy Historical Society of Frederick County
Through the years, many Frederick residents have found creative ways close to home to make the most of a snow day. In the 1950s and 1960s, Frederick News Post photographer Frank J. Keefer captured winter memories made by children and adults who lived near Baker Park. Culler Lake was used as an ice skating rink, and Freedom Lane Hill near West College Terrace was used as a sled course. Longtime Frederick resident Helen Gregory fondly remembers skating on Culler Lake in Baker Park. While attending school at nearby Frederick High School in the late 1960s she said, “We would skate when we could, as part of our physical education class.” She remembered the ice skating as being fun for young and old alike. “The boathouse would be open and that is where we would put on our skates. There was a big fire in the fireplace, and one could even buy hot chocolate,” Gregory recalled. “Kids brought their hockey sticks and played hockey. I have great memories of playing crack-the-whip and skating out to the fountain in the center of the lake.” Skating on Culler Lake ceased in later years due to safety concerns.
During his days of photojournalism, Keefer also captured winter life on a farm in the 1950s. The photo in the Historical Society’s collection shows a horse-drawn sleigh pulling five bundled, smiling guests while two people ride and guide the horse.
“The boathouse would be open and that is where we would put on our skates. There was a big fire in the fireplace, and one could even buy hot chocolate.” Today with more efficient snow-clearing equipment and a faster pace of life than perhaps in the past, it is still fun to slow down, bundle up and take in a snow day in Frederick County, and think about our place in history and what has come before and what is yet to come. On Jan. 18, 1840, about 175 years ago, Frederick city diarist Jacob Englebrecht was observing a frozen wonderland at 1 o’clock in the afternoon when he wrote, “The weather for the last 17 days has been intensely cold. Our hydrant has been frozen (from cellar to kitchen) since the second instant. The creek next to our yard has been frozen over for several days and the boys today are skating and sliding on it in fine style.”
For more information on how Frederick residents lived through the years, visit the Museum of Frederick County History at 24 E. Church St., Frederick. For more information about upcoming Historical Society programs, visit FredCoHistory on Facebook and Twitter or frederickhistory.org.
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Experience Authentic International Cuisine Along the Golden Mile by Michelle Kershner, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development Stretching toward the mountains, the Golden Mile is a major retail district in Frederick. Representing a portion of the historic National Road, it naturally connects Downtown Frederick with points westward, such as Braddock Heights and Middletown.
Locals flock to this corridor, also known as U.S. Route 40, for its retail stores and services, but insiders know that tucked inside the shopping centers, diners can find some of the most delicious and authentic international cuisine in the region. “Nearly half of all establishments along the Golden Mile are associated with retail trade,” said Economic Development Manager Bobby Baumler. “Additionally, accommodation and food services represent nearly one-third of all employment in this area, a strong indication that people are heading to the Golden Mile to dine.” Amid the numerous strip-style shopping centers, standalone specialty stores and authentic international cuisine can be found. From freshly baked breads and sweets at La Colmenita Bakery to international grocery stores, flavors from across the globe can be found along the Golden Mile. Diners can try Pho TNT’s banh mi, a crusty Vietnamese-style sandwich, Peruvian-style chicken at Sardis Pollo a La Brasa, warm naan bread and butter chicken at Clay Oven, or gyoza and sushi at Roppongi. Established in 1987, Casa Rico has been an anchor on the western end of the corridor for decades with gourmet tacos, tequila and traditional Mexican favorites such as chile rellenos. Fajita Grande offers up fresh salsa with its sizzling platters, and Santa Rosa restaurant and Ana’s Papuseria serve pupusas, a traditional Salvadoran dish made of thick, handmade corn tortillas. On select summer nights, a taco truck parks at Dutrow’s Sales & Service at the end of the Golden Mile, and dishes up favorites such as tongue tacos and tamales. 20
The Golden Mile could very well be dubbed the “International Mile” for the corridor’s concentration of global flavors and offerings. “The authentic international food scene on the Golden Mile is exploding,” said Justin Kiska, president of the Golden Mile Alliance and owner of Way Off Broadway, a theater company located just off the main drag. “These gems are tucked into traditional shopping centers, and new places are opening all the time. We recently welcomed Modern Asia Bar & Restaurant to our dining scene.” Traditional favorites also have flourished on the Golden Mile over the years. The Barbara Fritchie Restaurant has been serving home-cooked meals since 1910. This retro diner features comfort foods and freshly baked desserts. Nearby, Il Forno Pizzeria has served its famed wood-fired pizza for more than 18 years. For more than six decades, Red Horse Steak House has been considered a family dining tradition for its openflamed grilled steaks and seafood. Doc Geiser’s Carryout & Catering creates famous fried chicken and homemade side dishes, and Mountainview Diner is a local favorite as well.
To learn more about the Golden Mile and business in Frederick, visit www.businessinfrederick.com.
“There is this perception that the Golden Mile is mainly a big-box destination, but small and family businesses, like these restaurants, also thrive alongside the larger retailers and chains,” Baumler explained.
Photography: Courtesy Michelle Kershner
In the City of Frederick, 95% of all businesses are small businesses, and the Golden Mile is no exception. Thanks to business investment, planning and community involvement, this traditional retail corridor’s future is bright. The Golden Mile, along with portions of Downtown Frederick, was recently accepted into Maryland’s Sustainable Communities program, which will open up additional resources. The Golden Mile Alliance, a nonprofit organization comprised of business owners, property owners and residents, also is working to strengthen the thoroughfare. The Golden Mile Alliance is reviving Pangaea, a festival celebrating heritage and diversity, with the next celebration slated for Oct. 4, 2015. “We are looking forward to bringing back this cultural event,” Kiska said, with international cuisine featured prominently. “Food brings communities together, and it will be a great time to celebrate all that Frederick’s Golden Mile has to offer in this area and others.” WINTER 2015
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Frederick Real Estate on the Rise It would be obvious to anyone that the City of Frederick is doing well and is expanding rapidly. Weâ€™ve seen the rapid growth in this area much like the growth that happened in Montgomery County about a decade ago.
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Living in the Historic District provides an opportunity to enjoy all the amenities that led to Frederick being named one of the country’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” and a “Great American Main Street Community” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. New housing developments are being built where there were empty fields before. Many of us can remember the open farmland off Md. Route 26, where Wegman’s, Lowe’s and many other shops and restaurants now exist. Carroll Creek’s growth and plans for continued development will help expand the downtown shopping and restaurant experience as well.
All the things that make Downtown Frederick so appealing to visitors also make it appealing to residents and homebuyers. Living in the Historic District provides an opportunity to enjoy all the amenities that led to Frederick being named one of the country’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” and a “Great American Main Street Community” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Downtown Frederick’s Historic District is its own world within the greater Frederick County market, and often shows quite different trends with long-term positive results. For example, the Historic District stayed relatively strong compared to the rest of the county in the recent downturn of 2008 through 2011, with far fewer foreclosures and short sales, as well as little turnover - all signs of a strong market.
The Maryland Group of Long & Foster is involved with two upcoming projects in the downtown area. The first is Baker Park Estates, a group of new homes in one of the oldest sections of the city. The second is the Coca-Cola building project on North Market Street, now in planning stages, which will help bridge downtown with expanded development on Route 26. – Matthew Burroughs, Realtor
The Historic District is bound, roughly, by 7th Street to the north, Mount Olivet Boulevard and Mount Olivet Cemetery to the south, Bentz Street to the west (including Baker Park and several blocks of West Patrick Street), and by East Street on the east. A map of the Historic District can be found at www.cityoffrederick.com/maps. As with most desirable areas with little turnover, Frederick’s Historic District could sell far more homes than are currently on the market. Homes in historic districts throughout the state typically hold their values better than surrounding areas, and Frederick is no different. From an investment point of view, residential properties in the downtown area are an excellent choice, particularly those on streets that are transitioning and have many homes that are being restored or rehabbed. WINTER 2015
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QUICK REFERENCE CO NTA CT G UI DE 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 Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power toll free: 1-800-255-3443 Gas - Washington Gas toll free: 1-800-752-7520 Water/Sewer 301-600-2194 or 301-600-2187 NON-URGENT NUMBERS Frederick Police Department 301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriffâ€™s Office 301-600-2071 Frederick County Fire Marshall 301-600-1479 Maryland State Police (Frederick Barracks) 301-600-4151 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) 443-965-2000 HELPLINES/CRISIS INFORMATION Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County) 301-600-2635 Child Protective Services (Frederick County) 301-600-2464 Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline 301-662-2255 Hospice of Frederick County 240-566-3030
GENERAL NUMBERS Frederick County Government Information 301-600-9000 www.co.frederick.md.us Animal Control 301-600-1546 301-600-2558 (emergency after hours) Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035 Citizen Services 301-600-1063 County Commissioners 301-600-1100 County Courthouse 301-600-1976 Frederick Senior Center 301-600-1605 Department of Health 301-600-1029 Department of Social Services 301-600-4555 Elections 301-600-VOTE Family Partnership 301-600-22062 Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000 Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061 Human Relations 301-600-11093 Human Resources 301-600-1070 301-600-2315 (24-Hour Job Line) Landfill Information 301-600-1848
Library Information 301-600-1630 Office for Children and Families 301-600-1063 Parks and Recreation 301-600-1646 Permits and Inspections 301-600-2313 Planning and Zoning 301-600-1138 Recycling 301-600-2960 TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065 Tourism Council 301-600-2888 Vital Records 301-600-1029 Workforce Services 301-600-2255 Frederick County Chamber of Commerce 301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds 301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital 240-566-3300 www.fmh.org Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA www.mva.state.md.us Mental Health Association of Frederick County 301-663-0011 The ARC of Frederick County Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org U.S. Department of Agriculture 301-695-2803
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 toll free: 1-800-422-0009
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Frederick County’s Newest Schools
Fulfilling the Promise of Public Education By Dr. Terry Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick is Maryland’s largest county. We live in a vibrant and growing region with a premier school system that serves more than 40,000 students. Our students consistently outpace their Maryland and nationwide peers on SAT and Advanced Placement results. Highly qualified teachers, supported with technology and facility updates, help our students achieve success, through programs such as the Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) Technology Now initiative. Four major building projects are slated to also deliver important instructional opportunities to the county’s children. They are: 28
Frederick High, North Frederick Elementary, Sugarloaf Elementary and a soon-to-be-named elementary school in the City of Frederick near Butterfly Lane and McCain Drive. All but North Frederick Elementary, which opened this school year, are scheduled, based on BOE-requested funding, to open in August 2017.
Frederick High (FHS) is our county’s oldest high school building—but not for much longer! Built in 1939 and added to numerous times, FHS is slated for complete replacement. Construction will begin in July. During construction, the current building will remain open. After the new school is complete, the current building will be demolished to
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Highly qualified teachers, supported with technology and facility updates, help our students achieve success, through programs such as the Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) Technology Now initiative. reconstruct parking and other amenities by fall 2018. The new FHS will have about 270,500 square feet, designed for 1,600 students. It will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design— LEED—silver certification standards. The new North Frederick Elementary (NFES) opened this school year and subsequently the old structure was demolished in preparation to add muchneeded parking and athletic fields. The new two-story school has about 93,600 square feet and opened with LEED silver certification. With a 725-student capacity, the new school represents the most recent prototype elementary school design for FCPS.
The Sugarloaf Elementary design will mirror the North Frederick Elementary prototype. Construction is planned to start in April 2016. In Urbana, Sugarloaf is expected to relieve crowding at nearby Centerville Elementary and Urbana Elementary. Construction is also planned, funding permitting, in April 2016 for the new west Frederick city area elementary. This school will be the third iteration of the FCPS prototype elementary school and will address overcrowding at Hillcrest, Orchard Grove and Waverley Elementary Schools
For more about FCPS: Watch FCPS-TV, online or on Comcast cable channel 18 Visit www.fcps.org and sign up for FindOutFirst email news and emergency text messages Download the free FCPS phone app Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube Contact FCPS Communication Services, 191 S. East Street, Frederick 301-696-6900
About Frederick County Public Schools Projected 2014-15 Projected Enrollment—40,757
36 elementary schools, grades Kindergarten – 5
2013 Graduation Rate—93.3%
• All provide full-day kindergarten
2013 Dropout Rate—3.84%, (Maryland’s 2nd lowest)
• Pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals
Employees— 5,650, of which about 3,000 are teachers (full-time equivalent positions) Student Demographics 66% White, 11% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic/ Latino of any race, 5% Asian, 5% two or more races and less than 1% are Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Per Pupil Expenditure $12,859* per year. Combined SAT Scores – 1,468 Maryland, 1,555 Frederick County, 1,497 U.S. Advanced Placement – 2.98 Maryland, 3.16 Frederick County, 2.89 Global. * Most recent audited report, 2013-14
13 middle schools, grades 6-8 10 high schools, grades 9-12, Plus a virtual (online) school program Plus: C areer & Technology Center for high school students countywide; Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs; Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori; Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter; and Frederick Classical Charter School Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades School Bus Riders – 30,000+ Meals Served Daily – 12,000 lunches, 4,800 breakfasts
CH I L D C ARE & ED U C ATI ON CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral Frederick, MD 301-662-4549 or 1-800-753-6841 LOCATE 301-695-4508 or 1-877-230-7422 TDD: 301-695-7225 www.fcmha.org Maryland Committee for Children Baltimore, MD 21202 410-752-7588 www.mdchildcare.org PRESCHOOLS Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the pre-kindergarten program for 20112012, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2011. Students are selected first on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Additional factors that increase a child’s risk of not being successful in school may then be considered. Applications are available at the designated schools, and registration begins the first day of parent-teacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from www.fcps.org.) The Banner School Frederick, MD 301-695-9320 Beth Sholom Nursery School Frederick, MD 301-663-3437 Brook Hill Weekday Preschool Frederick, MD 301-662-2232 Calvary Methodist Weekday School Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers Frederick, MD 301-620-9990, 301-668-9881 The Children’s Center for Discovery Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223 The Children’s Center of Walkersville Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803 Children’s World Early Learning Center Walkersville & Frederick, MD 301-845-4984, 301-662-3004 Church of the Brethren Learning Center Frederick, MD 301-662-4730 Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool Frederick, MD 301-473-7680
Emmitsburg Early Learning Center Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100
Learning Tree Early Learning Center Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577
Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School Frederick, MD 301-663-5117
Little Lights CDC Frederick, MD 301-473-8283
Fort Detrick Child Development Center Frederick, MD 301-619-3300
Lucy School: An Arts-Based Preschool and Kindergarten Middletown, MD 301-293-1163
Frederick Christian Academy Frederick, MD 301-473-8990
Meadows Montessori Frederick, MD 301-662-8910
Frederick Community College Children’s Center Frederick, MD 301-846-2612
Middletown United Methodist Church Middletown, MD 301-371-8681
Frederick Montessori & Arts School Frederick, MD 301-694-7000 Frederick County Head Start Frederick County, MD 301-600-1024 Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Frederick County, MD 301-644-5000 Friends Meeting School Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152 The Goddard School Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School Frederick, MD 301-695-5855
Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305 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 St. John Regional Catholic School Frederick, MD 301-662-6722 St. Paul’s Learning Center Myersville, MD 301-293-1980 St. Thomas More Academy Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014 Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development Frederick, MD 301-662-2728
Green World Nursery School Mt. Airy, MD 301-865-0911
Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282
The Kiddie Academy of Whittier Frederick, MD 301-620-7790
Yes I Can Children’s Center Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166
Kids Come First Learning Center, Inc. Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162
YMCA Frederick & Monrovia, MD 301-663-513, 301-607-6900
Kindercare Learning Centers Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy Frederick, MD 301-695-7227
FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS) Superintendent, Dr. Theresa Alban General Information: 301-644-5000 www.fcps.org
CHILDCA RE & EDUCAT I ON Frederick County Board Of Education 191 S. East Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-696-6850 FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 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 Glade Elementary Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-3200 Kemptown Elementary Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500 Lewistown Elementary Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800 Lincoln Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2650 Middletown Elementary Middletown, MD 240-236-1100 Middletown Primary Middletown, MD 240-566-0200 Monocacy Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-1400 Myersville Elementary Myersville, MD 240-236-1900
New Market Elementary New Market, MD 240-236-1300
Yellow Springs Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-1700
New Midway Elementary Keymar, MD 240-236-1500
FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle Frederick, MD 240-236-5700
North Frederick Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2000 Oakdale Elementary Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300 Orchard Grove Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2400 Parkway Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2600 Sabillasville Elementary Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000 Spring Ridge Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-1600 Thurmont Elementary Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900 Thurmont Primary Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800 Tuscarora Elementary Frederick, MD 240-566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300 Urbana Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-2200 Valley Elementary Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000 Walkersville Elementary Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000 Waverley Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-3900 Whittier Elementary Frederick, MD 240-236-3100 Wolfsville Elementary Myersville, MD 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700
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 New Market Middle New Market, MD 240-236-4600 Oakdale Middle Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200 Walkersville Middle Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle 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
CH I L D C ARE & ED U C ATI ON Linganore High Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High Middletown, MD 240-236-7400 Tuscarora High Frederick, MD 240-236-6400 Urbana High Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600 Walkersville High Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200 OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs Adult Education/Flexible Evening High Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450 Career and Technology Center 240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School 240-578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools At designated schools, students performing below grade-level standards are required to attend school beyond the regular hours and/or days of operation in order to receive specialized instruction. FCPS Fast Forward Through agreements with various post-secondary institutions, the FCPS Fast Forward program is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for certain high school classes in which they achieve a grade of “B” or better. FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment 301-696-6891 Based on multiple performance criteria, students with outstanding capabilities and specific academic aptitudes participate in enriched and accelerated learning activities. FCPS Heather Ridge School 240-236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development. FCPS High School Academies The following programs are available to students countywide at the high schools listed: Brunswick– Teaching Academy; Catoctin–Environmental Academy; Frederick–Advanced Placement Diploma Academy; Governor Thomas Johnson–Arts &
Communications Magnet; Linganore–Junior ROTC Magnet; Middletown–Advanced Placement Experience Academy (APEX); Tuscarora–Pre-Engineering Academy; Urbana–International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet; Walkersville–Pre-Engineering Academy. Out-of-district students must provide their own transportation, and enrollment may be limited. For more information, contact the school guidance office. Frederick Classical Charter School 240-236-1200 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School 301-668-5013 Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students are enrolled through a lottery system and attend classes grouped in mixed ages and abilities. OTHER EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH FCPS Earth And Space Science Laboratory 240-236-2694 The Earth and Space Science Laboratory is located at Lincoln Elementary School and may be used by all students in Frederick County. Emphasis is placed on use by grades 1-5. Planetarium programs are open to the public. English Language Learning (ELL) 240-236-8763 Promotes successful integration into mainstream academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 whose first, or primary, language is not English and who have limited English proficiency. ELL students new to Frederick County are assessed for English language proficiency. The ELL department recognizes the importance of parental involvement and provides interpreters for parent conferences and many translated documents. Even Start 240-236-8780 Located at Hillcrest Elementary and Rock Creek School, Even Start is a federally funded grant program offering classes four days per week for qualifying families served by Waverley and Hillcrest elementary schools. This family literacy program targets families in need of Adult Basic Education or English Language Learner classes. Parents and their young children birth through age 8 participate in various program components: adult education, parenting, early childhood education, interactive literacy activities, and home visits. FCPS Summer Programs Our schools offer a variety of summer remedial, enrichment, and credit courses for all grades during the summer. An elementary Summer Success Program helps currently enrolled students who have not met the county readiness standard for the next level. In addition, regular summer school is offered to middle school students who need to repeat or review a core course taken during the school year. High school students can make up a failing grade, have an opportunity to improve a previously earned grade, or earn credit for a course not taken. Information about courses, locations, and fees is available in the spring from school principals.
Judy Center 240-236-8770 Prepares students for academic success in school through a combination of high-quality childcare, educational experiences, and comprehensive family services. Based at Waverley Elementary, the program also offers services at Hillcrest and Lincoln Elementary. Judy Center services are available to all families residing in those school districts with a child through age 5. Learning/Language Support 301-696-6887 The Learning/Language Support Program provides specialized intervention addressing the needs of students identified as having phonics-based reading difficulties. Teachers are trained to identify appropriate students and implement strategies for remediation. This program is available in all elementary and middle schools. TITLE I 301-696-6894 Provides supplemental instructional services to meet student needs in some schools with a high concentration of low-income families. Emphasis is on additional assistance in reading and mathematics. INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS In addition to providing outstanding public schools, Frederick County also offers a generous and varied selection of truly excellent independent schools, with something to fit each individual student and family. Call the school’s phone number for more information and enrollment criteria. The Banner School (Pre-K - 8) Frederick, MD 301-695-9320 The Barnesville School (Pre-K - 8) Barnesville, MD 301-972-0341 Beth Sholom Day School (Pre-K - K) Frederick, MD 301-663-3427 Frederick Adventist School (K - 8) Frederick, MD 301-663-0363 Frederick Christian Academy (K - 12) Frederick, MD 301-473-8990 Friends Meeting School (Pre-K - 12) Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 The Goddard School (Pre-K - K) Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Grace Baptist Academy (K-12) Brunswick, MD 301-834-5000
CHILDCA RE & EDUCAT I ON Lucy School (Pre-K - 2) Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8) Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3161 New Life Christian School (K - 12) Frederick, MD 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K3 - 8) Middletown, MD 240-490-5479 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 6th-10th grade homeschooled students. www.mindworkslearning.net
SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES in FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 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 non-disabled peers, as appropriate. Students learn functional life skills as well as academics. FCPS Child Find Project 301-644-5292 Child Find is the process for identifying all children from birth through age 21 who have special needs. FCPS Challenges Program 301-644-5281 Provides integrated support to students with special needs in communication, social skills, academics, and pre-vocational/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 self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. FCPS Partners for Success 240-236-8430 Serves parents and educational professionals of all Frederick County children and youth with disabilities from ages 3 through 21. For parents, Partners for Success offers individual consultation, an information and referral service, problem-solving assistance, training, and support. For educators, the program offers information on disabilities and support for making accommodations for students with special needs. FCPS Pyramid Program Serves students with significant emotional/behavioral needs who require intensive special education and therapeutic services in a small-group setting. Students have opportunities for inclusion with non-disabled peers, as appropriate. Most students also receive special transportation and other related services. This program is housed at Lewistown Elementary, Ballenger Creek Middle, New Market Middle, Tuscarora High, and Walkersville High.
FCPS Rock Creek School 301-236-8700 Provides individualized special education programs for eligible students with more severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, visual, and learning disabilities, from age 3 through the school year they reach age 21. Students are admitted by the county IEP team process. FCPS Success Program 240-236-8436 Provides post-secondary transition education for students ages 18-21 who have completed at least four years in a comprehensive high school and exhibit potential for competitive employment. Students earn a Maryland Certificate of Completion. They work in a community-based setting to learn skills for independent living and are exposed to the world of work. Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) 301-644-5281 The Frederick County SECAC meets monthly, September-May, to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education Office. Membership includes parents, community representatives, students, and FCPS staff. Meetings are open to the public and new membership is solicited each year. OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service toll free: 1-800-999-0120 TDD: 410-385-1042 The ARC of Frederick County Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter 301-746-8080 www.frederick-autism.org Challenger Baseball Frederick, MD 301-694-8673 www.challengerfrederick.org Dept. of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) Frederick, MD 301-699-3075 Frederick County Developmental Center Frederick, MD 301-600-1611 Provides funding of respite services for children with special healthcare needs and their families. Frederick County Special Olympics Frederick, MD 301-694-7779 www.somdfrederick.org
CH I L D C ARE & ED U C ATI ON Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 www.fc4htrp.org F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Frederick County-based group formed to connect with other families to lend support, network, and educate each other on Down Syndrome. www.friendsoffredco.org/index.htm The Jefferson School Jefferson, MD 301-624-8400 For students with primary emotional disturbance and/or behavior disorders and secondary learning, developmental, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Job Training Association (JTA) 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
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 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
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Mount Saint Mary’s University Emmitsburg, MD toll free: 1-800-448-4347 www.msmary.edu Mount St. Mary’s University Center for Professional and Continuing Studies and Frederick Conference Center Frederick, MD 301-682-8315 toll free: 1-877-982-2329 www.msmary.edu/frederick Shepherd University Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000 www.shepherd.edu University of Maryland at College Park College Park, MD 301-405-1000 www.umd.edu University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060 www.hagerstown.usmd.edu
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Train Your Brain to Notice the Good by Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT This new year, let’s keep it simple. Instead of coming up with a lofty new year’s resolution, make it your intention to notice the good in your life.
Maybe your husband drives you crazy by leaving the seat up on the toilet. Maybe your wife corrects you too much and it makes you disengage. Maybe you have a long commute that leaves you exhausted and angry. Maybe nothing went right for you this morning. These are the things we usually notice. These are the woes we share with our co-workers, or on social media. But when these woes are noticed, shared and focused on often enough, they become our way of seeing others and our world. And “noticing the negative” can become our way of living.
Just like strengthening any muscle in our bodies, training our brains to notice the good takes time, attention, and intention. Our brains are wired to notice the negative. You can thank our ancestors for that…it’s how we evolved. When you notice and remember a threat – that means survival. While this reptilian brain of ours is useful when it comes to remembering how to drive in a snow storm, it’s not so good for day to day annoyances. We can engage our more recently evolved “human part” of our brain to notice the good in our lives and create a sense of peace and sweetness as a result. Here are four practices for training your brain to notice the good:
1 Begin your
4 End your day
day with the good.
with the good.
Before you roll out of bed, pause for one minute. Can you feel that air coming into your body and your lungs expanding? You are alive and here for another day! Feel this gift. Notice the good around you: the soft covers, a warm home, hot water for your shower, the way the sunlight filters into your bedroom.
As you lay in bed, recall all the good that you experienced in your day – an unexpected call from a friend, a kind gesture from a co-worker, the vibrancy of the sun on the winter day, the way your child said “mom” or “dad,” the food you ate, and the warmth and love that surrounded you. This soothes the nervous system and readies you for sleep.
2 Notice the good in the mirror. We have a tendency to really harp on what we don’t like about ourselves. When you look into the mirror, pause and look at yourself. You’ll want to go down that well-worn neural pathway of “noticing the negative,” but this time, linger for a moment and notice the good about yourself.
3 Find the good in others. As you go about your day, train your brain to notice the good in others. Sometimes it’s helpful to make a list. Every time I do this with clients in psychotherapy or coaching, inevitably the list gets pretty long in a short time.
Just like strengthening any muscle in our bodies, training our brains to notice the good takes time, attention, and intention. But in the moment we decide to notice the good, we are creating new pathways in our brain – pathways of deep peace and contentment, no matter what the day brings.
Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT is a mom, psychotherapist, yoga teacher, soulful artist, and compassion coach. Her life’s work is about inspiring delight, compassion, and connection in our everyday lives. She facilitates mindfulness-based wellness workshops for faculty and staff at Georgetown University and offers counseling, coaching, and workshops in Frederick, Md., where she lives with her family. Find out more at www.barefootbarn.com
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heatlh 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 St. Frederick, MD 21701 www.fmh.org General Information 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700 Emergency Room 240-566-3500 TTY: 240-566-3592 Patient Information 240-566-3380 The BirthPlace 240-566-3534 Volunteer Services 240-566-3567 FMH Advanced Skin and Wound Care 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3840 FMH Center for Diabetes & Nutrition Services 7211 Bank Crt., Ste. 240, Frederick, MD 21703 240-215-1474 FMH Crestwood 7211 Bank Crt., Frederick, MD 21703 240-215-1420 FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System 240-566-3568 FMH Immediate Care Mount Airy Mount Airy Plaza 1502 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-5888 FMH Immediate Care at Oak Street 850 Oak St., Frederick, MD 21701 301-698-8374 FMH Mount Airy Mount Airy Plaza 1502 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-5800 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 St., Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3229 FMH Psychiatric Services 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3904
FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center 501 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701 Radiation Oncology: 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy: 301-694-5580 FMH Rose Hill Rose Hill Plaza 1562 Opossumtown Pke., Frederick, MD 21702 240-566-3100
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) 6701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21204 443-849-2000 www.gbmc.org Holy Cross Hospital 1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000 www.holycrosshealth.org
FMH Urbana 3430 Worthington Blvd., Frederick, MD 21704 301-874-2163
Johns Hopkins Medical Center 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287 toll free: 1-800-455-6467 www.hopkinsmedicine.org
FMH Wellness Center Francis Scott Key Mall 5500 Buckeystown Pke., Frederick, MD 21703 240-379-6000 240-379-6010
Mercy Medical Center 301 St. Paul’s Plc., Baltimore, MD 21202 410-332-9000 www.mdmercy.com
REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland 9909 Medical Center Dr. Rockville, MD 20850 240-864-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc. 708 W. Rogers Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209 410-578-8600 www.mwph.org
Brook Lane Health Services Mental Health Services 13218 Brook Lane Dr., 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 Ave., Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000 www.ccgh.com Children’s National Medical Center 111 Michigan Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010 202-884-5000, toll free: 1-800-787-0021 www.cnmc.org Frederick Memorial Hospital 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3300 www.fmh.org Frederick Surgical Center 915 Toll House Ave., Frederick, MD 21701 301-694-3400 Georgetown University Hospital 3800 Reservoir Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000 www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org The Gettysburg Hospital 147 Gettys St., Gettysburg, PA 17325 717-334-2121 www.gettysburghosp.org
Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health 14901 Broschart Rd., Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-4500 www.potomacridge.com Saint Agnes Hospital 900 S. Caton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229 410-368-6000 www.stagnes.org Shady Grove Adventist Hospital 9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3990 www.sheppardpratt.org/index.cfm Washington Adventist Hospital 7600 Carroll Ave.,Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.adventisthealthcare.com Washington County Hospital Association 251 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-790-8000 www.wchsys.org Washington Hospital Center 110 Irving St., NW, Washington, DC 20010 202-877-7000 www.whcenter.org
Good Samaritan Hospital 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21239 410-532-8000 www.goodsam-md.org
Get Involved At The Frederick Senior Center by Rosa Garcia The Frederick Senior Center is packed with resources, activities, educational workshops and more for area residents age 55 and older. Plus, it’s simple to get involved; all you have to do is walk inside.
“Just walk through the door and I’m sure you’ll come back,” coordinator Linda McGinnes said. “All you have to do is come in and register, there is no cost to join or membership fees.”
adding programs to reach out to people and help meet their needs.”
Don’t expect to find huge class registration costs when you get through the door, either. Many of the center’s activities and resources are free. If not, they are offered at a minimal fee, some as low as one dollar.
Exercise Classes include Strength Training with handheld weights or Moderate Motion designed for seniors with limited mobility. Both classes are offered yearround and do not require pre-registration. Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba Gold and Line Dancing are also available.
“Our goal is to tend to the community,” McGinnes said. “We are continually 42
Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect when visiting the Taney Avenue location:
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Many of the center’s activities and resources are free. If not, they are offered at a minimal fee, some as low as one dollar. Leisure Activities:
Congregate Meal Program:
Socialize while playing games such as Mah Jong, Bridge, Canasta and Rummikub. Or join hobby groups for knitting, quilting, painting and crafts.
Enjoy a nutritious meal in the company of others, offered daily. Adults age 60 and older may make a contribution up to the full cost of the meal. Individuals younger than 60 may purchase a meal for $5. In addition to nutritious meals, participants have access to nutrition and health education, health screenings and other educational and social opportunities.
Educational Courses: Want to master another language? Attend classes for Chinese and/or Spanish. Or learn about the nutritional benefits of certain foods during classes about whole grains and common food myths. Need help with a new camera, phone or computer? Get one-on-one guidance on how to operate your personal gadget.
“There’s A Doctor in the House” Health Forums: Attend forums each month held by medical practitioners to review and discuss an assortment of health-related topics, developed to help seniors gather questions to ask their personal physicians. In January, discuss breast cancer with a physician from Capital Women’s Care and in February Dr. Anita Nahar discusses kidney care. A light dinner is served.
Day Trips: Visit museums, the symphony orchestra, state parks and more. In January, trips are planned to the Baltimore Museum of Industry and to the Smithsonian museums.
Friendship Café: The café offers a menu of light fare, including cold sandwiches, burgers, salads and desserts, as an extension of the center’s meal program. The café is open midday on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Large Print Library & Computer Center: Go online or read in a quiet setting. The center is also equipped with wi-fi throughout the building.
The Frederick Senior Center is the largest senior center in Frederick County, but other centers are located in Urbana, Brunswick and Emmitsburg. To learn more, visit www.frederickcountymd.gov. Frederick Senior Center 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick 301-600-3525 Urbana Senior Center 9020 Amelung St., Frederick 301-600-7020 Brunswick Senior Center 12 E. A St., Brunswick 301-834-8115 Emmitsburg Senior Center 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg 301-600-6350
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The ABCs of Transit: H is for Health
by Adrienne Moretz, TransIT Services of Frederick County Public transportation not only leads to better air quality due to less pollution, but also contributes to many other health-related benefits for individuals. Studies from the American Public Transportation Association and the Victoria Transport Policy Institute support this concept:
a Individuals who use public transportation benefit from more than three times the physical activity per day than those who donâ€™t (about 19 minutes instead of 6 minutes). This is due to walking to public transportation stops and destinations. Inadequate physical activity contributes to numerous health problems, causing an estimated 200,000 annual deaths in the U.S., and significantly increasing medical costs. Among physically able adults, average annual medical expenditures are 32 percent lower ($1,019 per year) for those who achieve physical activity targets when compared to those who are sedentary ($1,349 per year).
b Riding the bus reduces stress. Public transportation improves access to education and employment, which in turn leads to better longterm economic opportunities. In fact, 12 percent of transit riders are traveling to schools and almost 60 percent are going to work. It also provides access to social and recreational activities, allowing individuals to participate in events they otherwise could not. Furthermore, public transit benefits community cohesion by promoting positive interactions among neighbors.
with disabilities. These services provide access to medical appointments and social trips that would often go missed for these individuals. TransIT Services of Frederick County provided 36,731 paratransit trips in fiscal 2014 via TransIT Plus. TransIT Plus is a countywide, shared-ride, curb-to-curb paratransit service for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Medical assistance recipients may use the service for medical appointments only, if pre-approved by the Frederick County Health Department. Medical trips are prioritized, and other trips are provided on a space-available basis. Frederick County residents may apply for this service online (https://frederickcountymd.gov/221/TransIT-plus) or by calling 301-600-2065. Although the health benefits of public transit may seem obvious, you can never understand the true benefit of riding the bus, biking to work, carpooling or using the train until you have tried it for yourself.
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c Traffic casualty rates tend to decline as public transit travel increases in a region. Those who live in communities with high use of transit have only about one-quarter the per capita traffic fatality rate as residents of automobile-dependent communities. According to a 2006 report, public transit has 0.03 fatal accidents per 100 million miles â€” about 1/25th the rate for automobiles; injuries as well as fatalities are reduced. In addition, many public transportation agencies offer mobility services for older adults and persons WINTER 2015
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Anything In Stained Glass by Rosa Garcia
The beauty of stained glass art is undeniable. Watch a stained glass window catch a ray of sunlight, and you instantly know why the art form has been around for centuries, decorating churches and other highly regarded buildings. It’s simply majestic.
Now, stained glass is more attainable and studios such as Anything In Stained Glass in Frederick have created a fun way to bring the art to the masses. “You don’t have to be an artist to create beautiful work,” said co-owner Paula Russin. “You just have to be mechanical. We will help you with everything else.” Classes are offered for every skill set, but The Fundamentals of Stained Glass workshop invites students to try a little of everything. Each week, attendees learn something new and slightly more difficult, mastering the core concepts of cutting, fitting, foiling and soldering. Here is what is covered during the six-week course:
Week 1: Work with glass globs to create a glob owl
Week 2: Master framing stained glass, using metal channels and put together a planter
Week 3: Assemble a 3-D butterfly box, learn to cut glass straight and use copper foil
Week 4: Fit together pieces of stained glass to create a decorative parrot
Weeks 5 & 6: During these grand finale weeks, learn to make a custom stained glass border for a square mirror.
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“We like it when people walk in, we are here to help and want you to relax and enjoy the experience.” Russin and staff are excited to spread their knowledge. “Just come in, we will teach you,” she said. “We like it when people walk in, we are here to help and want you to relax and enjoy the experience.” Filled to the brim with every type of stained glass imaginable, the 9,000 square-foot warehouse stores the glass in a rainbow of colors, swirls and confetti patterns. It is a one-stop shop, where crafters can buy supplies, attend workshops and get advice on projects. It’s not lessons all the time. Every Wednesday night anyone interested in glass art is invited to attend Cut & Cuss. Scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m., the event is so popular, some folks show up as early as 3 p.m. to participate. “If you’re not staff, you can get started early. We have to wait until the store closes at 5 p.m.,” says Russin. “We have so much fun, we usually end up ordering dinner and staying as late as 11 p.m.” Taken literally, at Cut & Cuss, people come together to cut glass, but there is the occasional slip of the tongue, according to Russin. Overall the mid-week get together is about having a good time. “It’s like hanging out at a coffee shop without the coffee, but then again there is a coffee pot in the kitchen if you want some,” said loyal customer and owner of AM FM Glass Creations Andrea Falzarano. Proudly showing off her custom necklace, she added, “I get everything here: advice, friendship and community. I love everyone that works here.”
Anything In Stained Glass also offers instruction in fusing glass and fused screen-printing 5104 Pegasus Court, Frederick 301-378-2218 Visit www.anythinginstainedglass.com for a complete class schedule
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Luminaries, Musicians, Kids Shows Come Alive at Weinberg Center
The Weinberg Center for the Arts, owned and operated by the City of Frederick, is truly a jewel of the downtown. Since it began presenting live theater in 1978, the Weinberg has drawn such famous names as Marcel Marceau, Hal Holbrook, George Carlin, Judy Collins, Tammy Wynette, Garrison Keillor, the Temptations, Michael Moore, and Tom Jones to Frederick. Broadway plays and musicals have graced the stage, as well as symphony orchestras, choirs, comedians, dance groups, bands, storytellers and other live performances. Classic and silent movies are still a crowd favorite, accompanied by the beloved Wurlitzer organ. The theater offers about
150 events annually, and numerous local arts groups perform at the Weinberg to raise funds for their organizations.
Today, the Weinberg Center for the Arts is regarded as the countyâ€™s home for the performing arts, and the former Tivoli WINTER 2015
A RT S & L eisure “Sid the Science Kid LIVE: Let’s Play!” will thrill kids and parents alike as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald discover the excitement and curiosities of the world around them. Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure as they explore their five senses through fun games and experiments. Teacher Susie is also along to keep the music flowing as the kids explore the world around them with interactive activities, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs to go around. On Saturday, Jan. 31, another popular children’s program will be presented at the Weinberg. “Ivy + Bean, The Musical” is based on the best-selling children’s book series of the same name, by author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackhall. is once again a source of entertainment and pride for the community. One of the newer offerings to be hosted at the historic downtown theater began two years ago. The Frederick Speaker Series has the goal of bringing intellectually stimulating speakers and inspiring leaders to the Frederick community. Now entering its third season, the series continues its commitment to this mission and is set to open on Friday, Jan. 16, with Oscarwinning actress, activist and fitness expert Jane Fonda. The series continues monthly with luminaries such as humorist and author Dave Barry (Feb. 11), former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal (March 11), and author Dr. Michio Kaku, an internationally recognized authority in Einstein’s unified field theory (April 15).
Tickets for the speaking engagements are available either individually or for a discounted subscription rate. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following each on-stage presentation. These exclusive events provide a chance for fans to meet the speakers, obtain autographs and more. All of the proceeds from these receptions will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries. The Weinberg’s regular season continues through the winter with a renowned musical artist as well as a few children’s performances. On Thursday, Jan. 22, the popular animated PBS Kids television series “Sid the Science Kid” comes alive at the Weinberg Center. The show uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers.
For more about the Frederick Speaker Series, including speaker biographies, ticket availability and pricing, visit www.FrederickSpeakerSeries.org. A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled at the Weinberg can be found at www.weinbergcenter.org. Tickets for all shows may be purchased online or at the Weinberg Center Box Office, 20 W. Patrick St., in Frederick.
The book series and the musical follow the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different second graders who bring mischief and laughter to everything they do. The Ivy + Bean books have sold more than 4 million copies and have received a number of accolades. The musical is recommended for ages 4 and older. On Thursday, Feb. 5, Arlo Guthrie will appear to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his song that changed a generation. Guthrie’s iconic album “Alice’s Restaurant” helped foster a new commitment to social consciousness and activism among the youth of the 1960s. One week later, an on-the-rise musical blues and soul duo – Fredericks Brown – is set to play at the Weinberg as part of the ongoing Tivoli Discovery Series, designed to showcase rising talent from a variety of musical genres. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Steph Brown, a masterful songwriter and keys player, and Deva Mahal, powerful vocalist, songwriter and daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, will present music from their latest EP, “Glass House Mountains”, on their first national tour.
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Calendar of Events JANUARY JANUARY 3
BARREL TASTING EVENT
Taste wines directly from the barrel room. Tour the winery. Time: 1pm and 3pm. Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889 www.LinganoreWines.com
FIRST SATURDAY – WINE DOWN
Shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late and offer special activities, live music, and more for First Saturday.Visit Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for each month’s theme. Time: 3–9pm, Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org
JANUARY 4, 11, 18, & 25
FREDERICK COUNTY SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS (FCSME) OPEN HOUSE
Model railroad club open house and exhibit. Time: 1–4pm. Location: FCSME, 423 E Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-7271 www.fcsme.com/schedule.htm
JANUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 28 “AND THEN THERE WERE NONE”
Way Off Broadway Dinner and Children’s Theater offers shows and children’s theater performances year round. Time: Mainstage: Fri, Sat, & select Sun. Location: 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 www.wayoffbroadway.com 52
Best-selling author, activist, actress and fitness expert. Presented by the Frederick Speaker Series. Time: 7:30pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
“1964” THE TRIBUTE
Relive the magic of The Beatles. Time: 8pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
BSO BRAHMS’ VIOLIN CONCERTO Location: Weinberg Center for the
Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
JANUARY 30, 31
THE FREDERICKTOWNE PLAYERS: “HARVEY”
Community theatre organization that presents three performances annually. Contact: 240-315-3855 www.fredericktowneplayers.org
FREDERICK COUNTY SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS (FCSME) OPEN HOUSE
Model railroad club open house and exhibit. Time: 1–4pm. Location: FCSME, 423 E Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-698-7271 www.fcsme.com/schedule.htm
ARLO GUTHRIE’S ALICE’S RESTAURANT – 50th ANNIVERSARY
Celebrate the song that changed a generation. Time: 7:30pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
FIRST SATURDAY – FIRE IN ICE
Shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late and offer special activities, live music, and more for First Saturday.Visit Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for each month’s theme. Time: 3–9pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org
FEBRUARY 7–9 & 13–15
FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 6-8
THE FREDERICKTOWNE PLAYERS: “HARVEY”
Community theatre organization that presents three performances annually. Contact: 240-315-3855 www.fredericktowneplayers.org
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
Pamper your valentine with an intimate wine tasting, long-stemmed rose and box of 12 local gourmet chocolates. Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Road Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889 www.linganorewines.com
events FEBRUARY 11
Humorist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. This event is presented by the Frederick Speaker Series. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
The Irish traditional music sensation— the most successful and sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
AN EVENING WITH DAVE BARRY
FEBRUARY 13 – MARCH 8 “THE ARSONISTS”
The Maryland Ensemble Theater presents contemporary and original works, children’s theater performances by the FUN Company, and improvisational and sketch comedy by The Comedy Pigs. Time: Mainstage: Thursday-Sunday Location: 31 W Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 www.marylandensemble.org
Chocolate adventure and a movie; sample soup, chocolates, and wine. February 14. Wine and Chocolate Testing. February 15 and 16. Location: 15113 Liberty Road, Mt. Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 www.elkrun.com/events
VICTORIAN TEA AND VALENTINE WORKSHOP
Craft a Victorian style Valentine using reproduction Victorian materials. Ages 7+. Time: noon–3pm. Location: Brunswick Heritage Museum, 40 W Potomac St., Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7100 www.brunswickmuseum.org
SWEETHEART SPECIAL DINNER TRAIN
FREDERICK RESTAURANT WEEK
Participating restaurants will offer diners price-fixed meals at mouth-watering prices. Location: Downtown Frederick and Frederick County Contact: 301-600-4047 www.frederickrestaurantweek.com
FIRST SATURDAY – SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL
Shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late and offer special activities, live music, and more for First Saturday.Visit Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for each month’s theme. Time: 3–9pm. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org
Everyone’s Irish around St. Patrick’s Day! And who doesn’t love a luau? Time: 4pm. Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 240-394-5828 www.theleprechaunluau.com
“FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT”
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra composed of professional and amateur musicians. Location: Performances at Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-685-3585 www.fredericksymphony.org
CHERISH THE LADIES
MARCH 13 – MAY 30
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
Way Off Broadway Dinner and Children’s Theater offers shows and children’s theater performances year round. Time: Mainstage: Fri, Sat, & select Sun. Location: 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 www.wayoffbroadway.com
MARCH 14–15 & 21–22 ANNUAL MAPLE SYRUP DEMONSTRATIONS
Maple syrup making demonstrations, interpretive talks, children’s activities, and a pancake breakfast. Location: Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houck Area, Thurmont Contact: 301-271-3423 www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/ western/cunningham.asp
MARCH BARREL AND VERTICAL TASTING
Taste wine directly from the barrel. Compare changes between current vintages and past vintages. Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Road, Mt. Airy Contact: 410-775-2513 www.elkrun.com/events/SparklingWineTasting
A four-course meal and live entertainment in a grand setting. 6pm. Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 www.wsrr.org
Calendar of Events MARCH 15–16
Countless ideas for enhancing your home’s comfort, functionality, aesthetic appeal and overall value. Five buildings plus outside exhibits. Location: Frederick Fair Grounds E-ventplex, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-663-3599 www.frederickbuilders.org/?page=HS
The Historical Society’s 17th annual Treasured Heirloom Event features experts who can provide information and verbal estimations of value about the items you bring. Time: 9am–3pm. Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-663-1188 www.frederickhistory.org
Ride the train with the Bunny. Each child will receive an Easter gift! Time: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave.,Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 www.wsrr.org
FCBIA’s 40th ANNUAL HOME SHOW
TREASURED HEIRLOOM EVENT
Best-selling author, activist, actress and fitness expert. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
Humorist and Pulitzer Prizewinning author. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
General Stanley McChrystal
Former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
Dr. Michio Kaku
Renowned physicist, New York Times best-selling author, co-founder of string theory Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Contact: 301-600-2828 www.weinbergcenter.org
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Vineyards & Wineries Elk Run Vineyard & Winery
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BUSINESS Insurance Agents State Farm Insurance Danielle Leonard
1090 West Patrick Street, Suite C Frederick, MD 21703 www.DanielleLeonard.com (301) 695-5244
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122 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701
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1080 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21703
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Private Schools Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center
1011 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701
www.BethSholomFrederick.org (301) 663-3437
Liz King 305 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD. 21701
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1475 Taney Ave Frederick, MD 21702
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9117 Frostown Road Middletown, MD 21769
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(240) 566-3380 (240) 566-3534
Volunteer Services (240) 566-3567
FMH Advanced Skin and Wound Care
400 West Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 (240) 566-3840
FMH Center for Diabetes & Nutrition Services
7211 Bank Court, Suite 240 Frederick, MD 21703 (240) 215-1474
7211 Bank Court Frederick, MD 21703 (240) 215-1420
FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System (240) 566-3568
FMH Immediate Care Mount Airy
Mount Airy Plaza 1502 South Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 (301) 829-5888
FMH Immediate Care at Oak Street
850 Oak Street Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 698-8374
FMH Mount Airy
Mount Airy Plaza 1502 South Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 (301) 829-5800
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602 Center Street Mount Airy, MD 21771
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Francis Scott Key Mall 5500 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21703
400 West Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 379-6000 (240) 379-6010
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Hospice of Frederick County
400 West Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701
516 Trail Avenue, Suite C Frederick, MD 21701
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501 West Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 Radiation Oncology:
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114 Main Street, Suite 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771
FMH Rose Hill
Rose Hill Plaza 1562 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702
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3430 Worthington Blvd. Frederick, MD 21704
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100 Holling Drive Frederick, MD 21701
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1208 Alban Court Frederick, MD 21703
GroveAtAlban@BHManagement.com www.GroveatAlban.com (855) 513-7042
Tuscarora Creek Homes & Townhomes
Butterfield Overlook Frederick, MD 21702
KathyH@foday.com www.TuscaroraCreek.com (301) 620-9455
Willowdale Crossing Apartment Homes
150-A Willowdale Drive Frederick, MD 21702
Willowdale@BHManagement.com www.WillowdaleCrossing.com (844) 467-1356
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Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown 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. MAYOR Karin B. Tome
VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE 301-834-8102
POPULATION 5,870 as of 2010 Census
LIBRARIES 915 Maple Ave., Brunswick 301-600-7250
CITY HALL 1 W. Potomac St., 301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-834-9101
1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 BRUNSWICK SENIOR CENTER 301-834-8115
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 301-834-8300
POST OFFICES Brunswick Post Office 315 Brunswick St., 301-834-9944 Jefferson Post Office 3702 Jefferson Pk., 301-473-8484 Point of Rocks Post Office 1597 Bowis Drive, 301-874-2131 SWIMMING POOL Brunswick Swimming Pool 301-834-7567
Burkittsville is a virtually unchanged example of an American townscape of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the town was a service center for the rural area around it. Today, Main Street’s buildings are still bordered by fields of crops and dairy farms, although there are no longer any commercial establishments in the town. Burkittsville became closely involved with the Civil War when forces of the Union and Confederate armies engaged in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, a bloody prelude to the Battle of Antietam. MAYOR Debby Burgoyne POPULATION 151 as of 2010 Census
TOWN OFFICE 500 E. Main St., 301-834-6780 www.burkittsville-md.gov
POST OFFICE 8 E. Main St., 301-834-9592
Emmitsburg, a quiet town nestled at the foot of the mountains, offers peace and tranquility. Incorporated in the early 1800s, Emmitsburg was the home of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She established the first Catholic school in the U.S., that grew into St. Joseph’s College. The property is now home to the National Fire Academy and Homeland Security. A short drive away is Mount Saint Mary’s University. In Emmitsburg you can relax but still be within driving distance to major cities such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Harrisburg. You are just a few miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski Liberty Resort and numerous golf courses. MAYOR Donald N. Briggs POPULATION 2,814 as of 2010 Census TOWN OFFICE 300 A S. Seton Ave., 301-600-6300 www.emmitsburgmd.gov
EMMITSBURG FIRE STATION # 6 25 W. Main St., 301-447-2728
POST OFFICE 305 S. Seton Ave., 301-447-2655
EMMITSBURG AMBULANCE COMPANY 301-447-6626
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA) 301-447-3110 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIBRARY 300 A S. Seton Ave., 301-600-6329 EMMITSBURG SENIOR CENTER 301-600-6350
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.Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown 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. MAYOR Randy McClement POPULATION 65,239 as of 2010 Census CITY HALL 101 N. Court St., 301-600-1380, www.cityoffrederick.com FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-600-2100 FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF 301-600-2071 FIRE DEPARTMENTS Citizen’s Truck Company 9 S. Court St., 301-600-1713 Independent Hose Company 310 Baughman’s Lane, 301-600-1720 Junior Fire Company 535 N. Market St., 301-600-2286
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URBANA FIRE DEPARTMENT 3602 Urbana Pk., 301-663-3822 URBANA REGIONAL LIBRARY 9020 Amelung St., 301-600-7000 URBANA SENIOR CENTER 301-600-7020
Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33 6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy., 301-600-9330 United Steam Fire Engine Co. 79 S. Market St., 301-600-1711
TOWN PARKS Baker Park 121 N. Bentz St., 301-600-1493 City Recreation Department 301-600-1492
United/Westview Fire Station 5525 New Design Rd., 301-600-9330
SWIMMING POOLS Baker Park Swimming Pool 301-663-5666
C. BURR ARTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY 110 E. Patrick St., 301-600-1630, www.fcpl.org
Diggs Memorial Pool 301-600-6364
POST OFFICES Frederick City Post Office 201 E. Patrick St., 301-662-2131 College Estates Station Post Office 1301 W. 7th St., 301-662-6115 Tuscarora Post Office 5709-A Tuscarora Rd., 301-874-2303
YMCA (Green Valley) 301-607-6900 www.frederickymca.org/green-valley Urbana Recreation Council Members provide recreation scheduling for the nearby communities of Urbana, Kemptown, Green Valley, Windsor Knolls, and the surrounding areas. www.urbanarec.com
Hood College Pool 301-696-3484 YMCA Pool 301-663-5131 REALToRS Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony 114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858
REALToRS Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony 114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858
Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA) Baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer. www.luyaa.org
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Middletown is a small, rural community steeped in American history. It is located in the beautiful Middletown Valley that stretches between the Catoctin Mountains on the east and South Mountain on the west. A young Lt. George Washington, while surveying the South Mountain area, reported that the valley to the east was one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen. Middletown continues to evolve from a settlement of farmers and ranchers to one of tradesmen, craftsmen, businessmen, clergymen, commuters and retired folk—without losing its agricultural roots. From the stately old Victorian-style homes and soaring church steeples to the rustic dairy farms and modern housing developments, residents find in Middletown a refuge where they can enjoy small-town life as it used to be. POST OFFICE 7227 Hollow Rd., 301-371-6880
PARENTING SUPPORT Middletown Moms at Home www.middletownmomsathome.org
TOWN PARKS Middletown Community Park Coblentz Rd., 301-694-1646
YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council 301-371-3344 www.middletownrec.com
VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY 301-371-6907
Middletown Memorial Park South Church St., 301-371-6171
LIBRARY 101 Prospect St., 301-371-7560
Wiles Branch Park Knoll Side Ln., 301-371-6171
Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA) 301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com
BURGESS John D. Miller POPULATION 4,136 as of 2010 Census TOWN OFFICE 31 W. Main St., 301-371-6171, www.middletown.md.us
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 about 45 minutes from both the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan job markets. One can quickly become enamored with downtown Mount Airy and its small-town charm, quaint old buildings and friendliness that takes you back to a time long past. Mount Airy has experienced a dramatic increase in growth, but because of effective growth management and land use strategies, still retains that quaint, small-town atmosphere. It boasts a booming downtown with community and cultural events, retail establishments, antique and craft collectible shops, cafes and restaurants. MAYOR Pat Rockinberg POPULATION 9,288 as of 2010 Census TOWN GOVERNMENT 110 S. Main St., 301-829-1424, www.mountairymd.org RESIDENT TROOPERS 301-829-0218 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 301-829-0100 CARROLL COUNTY BRANCH LIBRARY Mount Airy Branch 705 Ridge Ave., 410-386-4470, 301-829-5290
POST OFFICE 505 Windy Knoll, 301-829-1199
YOUTH SPORTS Four County Little League www.fcllbaseball.org
TOWN PARKS Prospect Park and East West Park 301-829-1424
Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball) www.geocities.com/Colosseum/ Lodge/1501
Watkins Park 301-829-8373 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
Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA) 301-829-2027 REALToRS Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony 114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858
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Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and U.S. Route 40 to the north, yet nicely buffered from both by a mile of local road. The outstanding location and beautiful, hilly terrain combined to make the town an attractive location for residential development during the last decades of the 20th century. MAYOR Wayne Creadick
Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company 301-293-1453
POPULATION 1,626 as of 2010 Census
POST OFFICE 1 Wolfsville Rd., 301-293-1180
TOWN OFFICE 301 Main St., 301-293-4281, www.myersvillemd.govoffice2.com FIRE DEPARTMENTS Myersville Volunteer Fire Company 301-293-9817
TOWN PARKS Doub’s Meadow Park Corner of Rte. 40 and Rte. 17 Wolfsville Rd., 301-293-4281
Town Park 8 Harp Place, 301-293-4281 YOUTH SPORTS Myersville Junior Baseball League www.myersvillebaseball.com Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA) 301-293-3115, www.eteamz.com/wmaasports
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. MAYOR Winslow E. Burhans III POPULATION 656 as of 2010 Census TOWN GOVERNMENT 39 W. Main St., 301-865-5544, www.townofnewmarket.org NEW MARKET DISTRICT FIRE CO. 301-865-5700
POST OFFICES 168 W. Main St., 301-865-3333 4411 Green Valley Rd., Monrovia 301-865-5432 YOUTH SPORTS Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA) www.luyaa.org
REALToRS Kathy Appleby RE/MAX Achievers 8415 Progress Drive, Suite B Frederick, MD 21701 email@example.com www.kathyapplebyhomes.com www.lakelinganoremd.com Cell: 240-271-1966 Office: 301-695-4800 Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony 114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858
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. Views of rolling farmland and mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town. BURGESS Thomas Watson POPULATION 294 as of 2010 Census
TOWN GOVERNMENT 1219 Rosemont Dr., 301-834-7444, https://sites.google.com/site/rosemontmd/ home FIRE DEPARTMENTS Volunteer Fire Department 301-834-8300
Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue 301-834-8102 TOWN PARK Lions Merryland Park 3673 Petersville Road
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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, D.C. 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 John A. Kinnaird POPULATION 6,036 TOWN OFFICE 10 Frederick Rd., 301-271-7313, www.thurmont.com FIRE DEPARTMENTS Thurmont Fire Department 301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department 14026 Graceham Rd., 301-271-2000
Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department 1101 Hessong Bridge Rd., 301-898-9988
Rocky Ridge Post Office 13516 Motter Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, 301-271-4920
Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department 13516 Motter’s Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, 301-271-2666
SWIMMING Cunningham Falls State Park 301-271-7574
LIBRARY 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont 301-600-7200 POST OFFICES Thurmont Post Office 110 Water St., Thurmont 301-271-2226
YOUTH SPORTS Catoctin Youth Association 301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League 301-271-4397
Walkersville is a combination of two villages that were settled by German immigrants in the mid 1700s and early 1800s. By the late 1800s, the villages of Georgetown and Walkersville had grown so intertwined that it made sense to combine them into one entity, which was named Walkersville. Today, Walkersville aggressively pursues fiscal responsibility, recycling projects, and innovation. In 1995, it was credited with having the first State Police bicycle patrol in the nation. There are four schools, residential developments, a shopping center, several businesses and institutions, and numerous restaurants in the town. Walkersville has managed a rapid population growth wisely, enabling it to maintain a friendly, small-town atmosphere. BURGESS Ralph W. Whitmore
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 301-600-9110
POPULATION 5,800 as of 2010 Census
LIBRARY 57 W. Frederick St., 301-845-8880
POSTAL ZIP CODE 21793 TOWN OFFICE PO Box 249 21 W. Frederick St., 301-845-4500, www.walkersvillemd.cgov POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-898-0200
POST OFFICE 7 E. Frederick St., 301-845-8342 TOWN PARKS Creamery Park Corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and S. Glade Rd., 301-845-4500 Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park Corner of Sandstone and Bedrock Dr., 301-845-4500
Heritage Farm Park Devilbiss Bridge Rd., 301-845-4500 Walkersville Community Park Kenneth Dr. off Biggs Ford Rd., 301-845-4500 YOUTH SPORTS Glade Valley Athletic Association 301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com Walkersville Baseball Association www.walkersvillebaseball.com
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Early history suggests that the Woodsboro area was a hunting and trapping ground for a wandering tribe of Susquehanna Indians. From early times, the settlement was located at a crossroads on the Indian trail running from the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains. When the stagecoach became the primary mode of transportation, the place became an important stop on its itinerary. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town. BURGESS Gary Smith
Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-9193
POPULATION 1,141 as of 2010 Census
New Midway Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-0543
TOWN OFFICE 2 S. 3rd St., 301-898-3800, www.woodsboro.org
POST OFFICES Woodsboro Post Office 602 S. Main St., Woodsboro 301-845-8408
FIRE DEPARTMENTS Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-5100
Ladiesburg Post Office 12509 Woodsboro Pke., Ladiesburg
TOWN PARK Woodsboro Town Park 301-898-3800 YOUTH SPORTS Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council PO Box 303, Woodsboro www.woodsboro.org/wnmrc/rec.htm
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