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Winter’s A Comin! Find IT - Local Adventure! Historic Architecture Prettiest Painted Places

10 Questions are the Answers Girls Day Out Experience Barbara Fritchie’s Frederick African-American Genealogical Research




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*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing. net. Deadline for the Spring issue is March 1, 2013. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.

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DESIGNER Kalico Design ­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert 301-662-6050, x 11 CONTRIBUTORS­­­­ Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Julie Anderson, Elizabeth Comer Donald Crum, Brittany Diehl, Cathy Hanson, LGSW Melissa Howes-vitek, Michelle Kershner Rob Mansman D.D.S., M.S.D., Mary Richeimer Jasmine Sneed, Molly Spence ACCOUNTING­­­ Joanne Baum DISTRIBUTION Cathy Stracener PUBLISHING COMPANY Pulse Publishing, LLC 12 S. Market St., Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 Phone 301-662-6050 Fax 301-662-5102 WEBSITE The Frederick County Guide is a quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC. Manuscripts, drawings, photography, and other submissions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Frederick County Guide is not responsible for unsolicited material. All contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior consent of the publisher. The Frederick County Guide makes every effort to ensure accuracy of its resource listings, but does not hold responsibility for incorrect or missing information. Advertising Information, Comments, Questions Please call 301-662-6050 or email us at We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support! Many thanks to the countless Frederick County residents and employees who offered their time and insight to add to the content of this issue.








Winter’s A Comin’!

11 Kick Off 2013 with Downtown Frederick Events



14 The Mental Health Association of Frederick County: Catoctin Affair

58 Downtown Frederick Named One of America’s ‘Prettiest Painted Places’


Find IT–Local Adventure!


Paint This!

18 Come Join Us! Catoctin Furnace Historical Society


Calendar of Events





The Historic Architecture of Frederick

71 Brunswick 72 Burkittsville



30 Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time Initiative Exceeds 1,600 Jobs



32 Excellence Is Everywhere— FCPS Achieves Beyond the Basics

73 Emmitsburg 74

Frederick City

78 Urbana 79 Middletown 80

Mount Airy

81 Myersville 82

New Market



83 Rosemont


Cavities? Oh Noooo.

83 Thurmont




Warning Signs of Alzheimers

84 Walkersville 85 Woodsboro



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Kick Off 2013 with Downtown Frederick Events BY: Brittany Diehl Photos By: Bill Adkins

Downtown Frederick Gift Cards are valid at more than 150 downtown locations and can be purchased in any amount between $10 and $500. Downtown Frederick features more than 150 unique merchants, including fabulous restaurants, unique specialty shops, an arts and entertainment district, and much more. Downtown Frederick Partnership is ringing in 2013 with an exciting schedule of downtown events.

The first Saturday of each month brings live entertainment, late shopping hours, gallery openings and special activities for all ages, from 5 to 9 p.m. January’s First Saturday event is a Downtown Wine Down, on January 5. Unwind from the busy holiday season and pamper FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


in the community Keep your spare change; parking in Downtown Frederick is now mobile and easier than ever. The ParkMobile app allows visitors to pay parking meters via iPhone, Droid, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry with a credit card or PayPal account. pairings, and a gift bag featuring items from downtown shops. Tickets are $90 and can be reserved by calling 301-698-8118 or emailing to reserve tickets. Give the gift of Downtown Frederick to your family and friends. Downtown Frederick Gift Cards are valid at more than 150 downtown locations and can be purchased in any amount between $10 and $500. Stop by the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S. East St.) or order a card over the phone by calling 301-600-4047. yourself. Participating merchants will offer food and wine tastings, mind and body therapies, and other treats to help you relax.

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Downtown Frederick becomes icy hot for February’s First Saturday: Fire in Ice celebration. Stroll around downtown to take in incredible ice sculptures, live ice carving, and a fire show. Other highlights include an interactive ice playground, marshmallow-roasting stations, and free hot cocoa.

Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality of Downtown Frederick by implementing the national Main Street program for the benefit of Frederick businesses, residents and visitors.

March First Saturday transforms Downtown Frederick into fabulous Las Vegas. Enjoy an evening of Vegas-themed fun for all ages. Downtown merchants will host themed activities and games, several offering discounts for the winner. Participating restaurants and bars will offer themed drink specials, and “mocktail” stations will be set up at various locations. You can also celebrate the vibrant culinary offerings found in Downtown Frederick while raising funds for Downtown Frederick Partnership during the Progressive Dinner on Feb. 26. This event takes diners to four downtown restaurants to enjoy an appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert, as well as wine and/or beer

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The Mental Health Association of Frederick County: Catoctin Affair By: Jasmine Sneed Photos By: Mark Weinberg

Just as we all need good physical health, we also need good mental and emotional health in order to lead the fullest, most satisfying lives possible. In the U.S. today, one out of every four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder each year. Mental health exists on a continuum. People with the highest degree of mental health are self-actualized: free from depression and anxiety, they are able not only to enjoy their own lives, but also to provide emotional stability and safety for their families and to contribute to the community at large. Poor mental health results from a complex combination of hereditary factors, brain chemistry imbalance, childhood trauma or abuse and other psychological and emotional circumstances. Those not enjoying good mental health or with untreated mental illness often end up in hospital emergency rooms, substance 14 WINTER 2013

abuse treatment, the social service system, the criminal justice system, residential facilities, etc.– systems which typically are publicly funded and expensive to maintain. The Mental Health Association (MHA) has been in continuous operation in Frederick County since 1965. Some of MHA’s 15 programs specifically support women pregnant with their first child; infants and children up to age 5; elementary, middle and high school students; families with children who have multiple needs; people who have lost loved ones to suicide; isolated seniors; children in the foster care system; people of all ages who cannot afford mental health treatment, and families of divorce. Other programs provide support and education to the entire community, such as the 2-1-1 information and referral phone line, Mental Health First Aid training for non-mental health

in the community Though mostly funded through public grants, MHA must complete its budget needs through direct fundraising efforts, the most visible of which is the annual Catoctin Affair professionals, and the annual “Guide to Mental Health and Community Support Services,” which is provided to public and social service organizations throughout the county. MHA believes that teaching good mental health practices at a young age is the way to change behaviors long-term, according to CEO Pat Hanberry. “All of MHA’s programs aspire to promote positive mental health and offer not just education but the support and compassion needed to make real and lasting change in the lives of those served,” Hanberry said. Though mostly funded through public grants, MHA must complete its budget needs through direct fundraising efforts, the most visible of which is the annual Catoctin Affair. In the last 15 years, MHA has been blessed that this signature special event continues to rank high on Frederick’s social calendar.

“People enjoy the Catoctin Affair because we have fun – and that fun is for a good cause,” explains chairwoman Kim Anselmo. The gala consistently attracts more than 400 community leaders who come to “see and be seen,” enjoy a delicious variety of gourmet food, and bid during live and silent auctions. “The silent auction is a huge amount of work, and every year we swear we are never doing it again,” event coordinator Jasmine Sneed said. But since the guests absolutely love it, the committee laughs together and sets out to procure hundreds of individual donations, which are then artfully combined and packaged to present to guests that evening. Silent Auction co-chairs Erin Coyle and Natalie Elder say that the silent auction is extraordinary – items up for bid include vacations in various private homes, handmade art and jewelry, elaborate spa packages, dining excursions, and sports packages. After the silent auction closes, guests are invited to participate in the “event within the event” – the live auction, a partnership with the Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center. Auctioneer Jimmy Summers will sell offerings such as an ocean-front home on Riviera Maya, Mexico, stunning jewelry from Colonial Jewelers, exclusive outings, family vacation packages, and notto-be-missed private parties. This April marks the gala’s 15th year, which confirms its longstanding success. In fact, the event has outgrown its previous venue and will move to the Eventplex at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds. “Through the generous sponsorship of Grand Rental Events, Design Diva, and Graphcom, we will be able to transform that space, surprising our guests with the unexpected,” said Decorations chair Julie Redmond, owner of Design Diva. The move also allows more space for dancing and the ability to partner with Frederick Wine House to offer an upscale bar featuring fine wines and unique craft beers. “Great cause, great people, and great food equals great fundraising,” Anselmo said. “We look forward to celebrating the 15th annual Catoctin Affair on April 13th!



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Local Adventure! By: Melissa Howes-vitek

FiND iT Frederick magazine, a sister publication to Frederick County Guide has launched a new video series called FiND iT Adventures. The staff, as well as a few lucky readers, have been venturing out all across Frederick County experiencing all the exciting things to do in our very own county. Our inaugural adventure was at Upward Enterprises, Inc., located in Adamstown on the grounds of the Claggett Center. Wow... what an incredible, motivating, and empowering experience! Then we donned our roller skates and spent the evening with the Key City Roller Derby team. They practice on a flat track in the old Brunswick fire hall. Such a fantastic group of powerful and dedicated women! Finally, our most recent enterprise was spending a morning with Chef Christine Van Bloom, learning the basics of sushi well as enjoying the tasty results of our lesson!

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Come Join Us! Catoctin Furnace Historical Society By: Elizabeth Comer Photo By: Cam Miller

Imagine yourself in the center hallway of Auburn, one of the grandest houses in Frederick County, listening to historic songs sung by a world-class soprano. On March 3, 2013, at 6:30 pm, the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding with a gala concert and house party featuring world-renowned mezzo soprano Susanne Mentzer. Mentzer will perform classical, folk, and lieder music from the 18th and 19th centuries, researched and chosen to commemorate the period when the furnace was thriving. Opera News described her dulcet voice thus: “The mezzo’s vocally impeccable, emotionally compelling performance proved that she is among the premier art-song interpreters of our day. Her rich, vibrant sound retains its warmth from top to bottom and throughout its broad dynamic range, and she draws the listener into the spirit of each song with a deep internal connection that creates distinctive characters with a minimum of outward display.” The festivities will be held at the Auburn estate, located at 12320 Auburn Road in historic Catoctin Furnace, near Thurmont, Md. In 1805, furnace owner Baker Johnson built Auburn with massive stone walls and American chestnut rafters, giving it a formidable defense against deterioration. Auburn, one of the finest historic houses in western Maryland, features a fully paneled reception hall, measuring 40 feet by 20 feet, and a graceful, open three-story staircase. The Classical Revival manor has 19 rooms, which at one time housed four generations of Johnson’s descendants. The land surrounding the house is also steeped in history: Civil War soldiers marched through Auburn’s backyard on the way to battle. In 1774, the Catoctin Furnace was built by four brothers, including Baker Johnson, in order to produce iron from the rich deposits of hematite found in nearby Thurmont. The iron furnace at Catoctin 18 WINTER 2013

The ca. 1810 log colliers house is one of the original furnace worker houses in the historic village and is the headquarters of the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. Restoration of this structure and others in the national register village are planned and will be possible with fundraising efforts such as the March 3, 2013 gala concert at Auburn.

played a pivotal role in the industrial revolution in the young United States: cannonballs fired during the battle of Yorktown were made at the furnace. The furnace industry supported a thriving community, and company houses were established alongside the furnace stack. Throughout the 19th century, the furnace produced iron for household and industrial products such as stoves, fire backs, andirons, salt pans, pots, pans, kettles, and railroad car wheels. After more than 100 years of operation, the Catoctin Furnace ceased production in 1903. In 1973, the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., was formed with G. Eugene Anderson, Clement E. Gardiner, J. Franklin Mentzer, and Earl M. Shankle as the four incorporators. The society was primarily meant to “foster and promote the restoration of the Catoctin Furnace Historic District … and to maintain the same exclusively for educational and scientific purposes … to exhibit to coming generations our heritage of the past ….” Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there will be a silent auction featuring handmade village handicrafts. Admission is limited to 80 guests. Tickets are $75 each. All proceeds from the event will be used for ongoing restoration of the historic structures in the village of Catoctin Furnace. The CFHS, Inc., is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and a portion of admission may be tax deductible. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call 410-243-2626, visit, or mail a check payable to: The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., c/o Beth McGee, Treasurer, 6712 Sage Court, Adamstown, MD 21710.

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

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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

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

Tourism Council 301-600-2888 Vital Records 301-600-1029 Workforce Services 301-600-2255 Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

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The Historic Architecture of Frederick Figure 1, Historical Society Is there anything that defines Frederick more than its distinctive styles of architecture? Throughout Frederick County, and especially in the City of Frederick, we see so many different styles, and it’s fascinating to see where these homes came from and why they appear as they do. Let’s explore… One of the first homes built in the City of Frederick is one with which we’re all familiar – the stone house at the west end of Baker Park at the Rosemont exit off U.S. Route 15, known as Schifferstadt. This building is a wonderful example of Colonial architecture and well worth a visit. Built in 1758, its symmetrical windows and central door are typical of German homes and a precursor of the Georgian style so popular in America for so many years. Even older than Schifferstadt is an unusual structure on Md. Route 26 at Israel Creek, the Beatty-Cramer house, built in 1732. Though it may look like a beat-up old house such as can be seen throughout Frederick County by the dozens, underneath that old siding is what may be the oldest house in the county and certainly one of the most unusual. The Beatty family migrated from the Dutch Hudson Valley area of New York and built a home whose style is very rare in the entire Mid-Atlantic region. The first house in Frederick County was a split-level, built on several levels and added to in even more levels! The property contained casement windows, also very unusual, and during its time as a tavern and toll house, one could ride up and order lunch just as at many fast-food establishments today, making it the first drive-thru in Frederick. The basic Georgian (Fig. 1) style became a mainstay for the next 100 years, especially in Frederick city, although its name was changed to Federal in a further rebellion against all things 22 WINTER 2013

By: Mary Richeimer

The Hood College/Baker Park area has wonderful examples of almost every style possible from the first half of the 19th century, many combining two or more recognizable styles. English. Usually built of brick and always characterized by symmetrical windows and front door, this style has some of its best examples on Council Street in City Hall Square and in the building that houses the Historical Society on Church Street. Also often referred to as “Colonial,” this style experienced renewed interest in the early 1900s as “Colonial Revival,” and can be seen to this day in new construction throughout the area. In the mid-1850s, some of the many Victorian styles so common in Frederick were built. Queen Victoria lived for a long time and many of the homes we often think of as “Victorian” came along after her death. The simple country Victorians throughout the county are characterized by their straight gable roofs, usually with a symmetrical front and a reverse gable in the middle of the roof. These homes often have an “L” wing on the back, often with two-level porches. (Fig. 2) Greek Revival/Neo Classic – characterized by pillars, this style is seen more often in public buildings: Think of Winchester Hall on Church Street in Frederick, and Rosenstock Hall at Hood College. Rose Hill Manor (Fig. 3) off Market Street in Frederick is an excellent example of a residential use of this style. From the

housing & real Estate late 1800s and early 1900s, these styles were partly a reaction to the simple Federal styles and partly to show solidity and a departure from Georgian, hence the use in so many public buildings. (Fig. 4) Italianate – while you’re on Church Street looking at Winchester Hall and the Historical Society, go down the street a little farther to see one of the best examples of Italianate Architecture. The Keeney & Basford Funeral Home is housed in the former Trail Mansion, a structure that shows wide overhanging eaves, and brackets under the eaves, that characterize the Italianate style, most common in the mid-1800s. Many Italianate buildings incorporate arched windows and a mansard roof, (Fig. 5) a steeply sloped roof supposedly developed to avoid paying taxes on another level, since it can be considered to be an attic. Many residences in Frederick, especially townhouses, and some commercial properties on Market Street, can be recognized as Italianate (Think: Firestone’s Culinary Tavern). The next time you’re on 3rd Street, and you could easily imagine you’re in Washington, D.C., or Georgetown or Old Town Alexandria, due to the many Italianate structures. Italianate typifies many properties built in the 1800s throughout the country, and is easily recognized in many Gold Rush towns and Western movie sets. (Fig. 6)

so often referred to as “Victorian,” such as on Clarke Place in Frederick, (Fig. 7) and in Middletown and Buckeystown, are actually Queen Anne Revival homes, characterized by front porches, towers, and “gingerbread.” Frequently called “painted ladies,” these homes were mostly built in the early 1900s and their floor plans clearly show them morphing into the popular American Foursquare design. Also often seen in our area is the Richardsonian-Romanesque style, recognizable by a castle look and often-used dark stone. This style was in use at the same time and frequently used characteristics of Italianate. If a building has ever evoked the term “castle” in your mind, it was probably Richardsonian Romanesque – the Museum of Natural History in D.C., and the building that houses Volt on Market Street in Frederick are both examples. (Fig. 8) If we were able to go chronologically, we’d now come to a few very popular styles not seen much around this region – Craftsman homes ordered through the Sears Catalog, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style. What we do see are many “Colonial Revival” (Fig. 6) homes built in the early 1900s into

Many buildings incorporate more than one style. Especially in the mid- to late-1800s, often a riot of additional features were used as a builder or homeowner traveled and brought home to Frederick the styles they had seen elsewhere. Nowhere is this more apparent than the so-called Victorian style. The homes

Figure 2, Victorian

Figure 4, Winchester Hall

Figure 3, Rose Hill Manor FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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Figure 5, Keeney & Basford Funeral Home

Figure 7, Clarke Place

Figure 8, VOLT

Figure 6, Third Street the early 1950s. Characterized by the same symmetrical fronts as the original Colonials, Colonial Revival typified a return of simplicity and patriotism, especially following World War I, and a reaction to the gingerbread of the early 1900s. Our best example of the 1930s Art Deco is the Weinberg Center for the Arts, which is best appreciated from the inside. Art Deco uses a number of characteristics such as rounded corners and curves, but also often reflects Italianate influence. Most commonly used in large public buildings, Washington D.C., has many Federal Art Deco structures. More locally, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda is typical of Art Deco. Want more? “A Field Guide to American Houses” is an excellent reference and will fill in many of the gaps in this article. Drive 24 WINTER 2013

through Frederick and begin to notice our very colorful architectural history. The Hood College/Baker Park area has wonderful examples of almost every style possible from the first half of the 19th century, many combining two or more recognizable styles. While you’re there, give thanks that so many wonderful structures not only survived, but also have become desirable gems of the real estate market in the area. Prices in the Historic District and in historic homes have held steady even as the housing market in general was poor, and increased when the market was better, far more than other areas. In addition, many of the tourists who pour into Frederick would not be here if it weren’t for the picturesque historic buildings.

Mary is the Broker/Owner of the Buyer’s Best Realtors, the author of the “Certified in Historic Maryland Properties” course, served on the Frederick County Historic Preservation Commission for 10 years and lives in a 1830s home.

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We were thinking in terms of square miles. 100’s of beautiful, scenic miles. And that’s what you get when you live in a Brunswick Crossing home. There are 26 miles of paved bike paths and walkways, playgrounds, pool, tennis courts, the C&O Canal Towpath, the Potomac River and all minutes from the MARC train! Visit Brunswick Crossing and live out your dream in any of our luxurious single family and townhomes.

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

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

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

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168 Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

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

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

Suburban Propane


toll free: 1-800-768-6612

Voneiff Oil

United Propane, Inc.

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-0244

Aero Energy

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046 Ferrellgas

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

toll free: 1-800-258-0606 Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service

Mt. Airy, MD 301-831-5551 OIL COMPANIES Aero Energy

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

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

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303 Damascus Fuel Company

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

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

Penn Fuel Propane

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Lee’s Gas Supply

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6110 toll free: 1-800-464-6110 28 WINTER 2013

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

West Oil, Inc.

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

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

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

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Frederick WORKS!

One Job at a Time Initiative Exceeds 1,600 Jobs By: Julie Anderson

Photo Courtesy: Frederick County Workforce Services Earlier this year, in an effort to boost the local economy, Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) and the Frederick County Workforce Development Board (WDB) launched Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time, an initiative that encourages Frederick County businesses to be part of the unemployment solution, by creating and/or filling at least one job in 2012. In the months that have followed, businesses have risen to the challenge. Frederick County Workforce Services has tracked more than 1,600 jobs since Jan. 1, 2012, including a large number of positions with Frederick Memorial Hospital due to the opening of FMH Crestwood. More than 600 employers have been counted by the initiative so far for hiring Frederick County residents and/ or creating jobs within Frederick County. Championed by the Board of County Commissioners, Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, and other local municipality leaders, Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time is modeled after similar programs in other communities throughout the United States that have been successful in generating new job opportunities and getting the unemployed back to work.

Frederick County businesses that would like to join the initiative and become a part of the solution can complete and submit a simple form through the Frederick County Workforce Services website at There is no cost to participate, and the benefits of joining include positive recognition and free publicity. The general public is also welcome to visit www.FrederickWORKS. com/onejob to learn more about Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time, including program updates and a partial list of participating employers. Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) supports the county’s revenue base by helping unemployed workers to re-enter the local workforce and become contributing taxpayers again. FCWS also uses grant funding to provide occupational training in high-demand industries to help alleviate critical skills shortages in the current and future labor market. FCWS is located in the Business and Employment Center at 5340 Spectrum Drive, Suite A, in Frederick, MD. EOE/M/F/D/V Board of County Commissioners recognizing Wright Manufacturing as a One Job at a Time employer

Partners of the Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time initiative include Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, City of Frederick Economic Development, and Frederick County Business Development and Retention Department. By publicly recognizing employers that have hired or plan to hire in 2012, Frederick WORKS! One Job at a Time partners have brought attention to the fact that businesses are hiring in Frederick County.

Frederick County Workforce Services has tracked more than 1,600 jobs since Jan. 1, 2012‌More than 600 employers have been counted by the initiative so far for hiring Frederick County residents and/or creating jobs within Frederick County. 30 WINTER 2013

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childcare & education

Excellence Is Everywhere

FCPS Achieves Beyond the Basics By Dr. Theresa R. Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools

Assistant Transportation Manager Jeannie Thompson heard Ms. Stewart’s desperation to make school a positive experience for her daughter. She made plans to pay a special visit to the Stewarts’ home with the area’s bus driver, Larry Davis.

Excellence is more than a buzzword at Frederick County Public Schools; it’s what we achieve every single school day for the children of Frederick County. Our goal is to offer more than just the basics, making a personal commitment to be game changers for each student who enters our school doors. Let me share just two examples to illustrate what I mean. These are stories about real families, appreciating the extra steps that FCPS employees took to make a difference in their lives. The first involves a kindergartner terrified to board a school bus. The second is about an older student whose school provided a special opportunity for leadership training.

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Last summer Hannah Stewart contacted the FCPS Transportation Department about her daughter’s panic at the thought of boarding a school bus to begin kindergarten. Assistant Transportation Manager Jeannie Thompson heard Ms. Stewart’s desperation to make school a positive experience for her daughter. She made plans to pay a special visit to the Stewarts’ home with the area’s bus driver, Larry Davis. “A few hours after we called, Ms. Thompson showed up at our home with a shoebox full of goodies related to the bus,” wrote Mr. and Mrs. Jason Stewart. “She introduced herself to our daughter and shared that her bus driver would be coming to our home to take her on a bus ride. Soon after, Mr. Larry arrived

childcare & education and took us on a trial bus ride. He took the time to explain everything to our daughter. “The caring and compassion that these two individuals displayed was outstanding. We are happy to report that our daughter now rides the bus every day and is very excited…. We were so impressed,” they wrote. Caring FCPS employees made another game changer happen for student Dakota Spiegel. Dakota’s school helped send him to the weeklong Maryland Leadership Workshops held at Washington College in Chester, Md. Here’s what Dakota wrote about the experience: “It was really fun because I made a lot of new friends, and the activities were exciting. I learned a lot about leadership and group dynamics. One of the best parts of the camp was meeting a Maryland politician in the House of Delegates and brainstorming ways to raise awareness among students on the dangers of synthetic marijuana. I think MLW has already helped me succeed.” Dakota’s achievement since this opportunity is impressive. When we step up to help a child, the returns can last a lifetime and benefit our entire community. There are many similar stories about teachers and other FCPS employees who go out of their way to make sure students succeed. You can find out about bus drivers Wayne Wachter and Irene Lewis through our FCPS Insider online employee newsletter at While there, you can see the names of our pupil personnel workers whose refusal to give up on any child has helped FCPS achieve the statewide lowest dropout rate in Maryland. Find out which schools have eliminated minority achievement gaps in reading and math. Teachers and school counselors, administrators and school support workers are making a powerful difference every day in the lives of Frederick County’s children. Learn more in the TV programs and news releases online at While there, sign up to follow FCPS via Twitter, Facebook and FindOutFirst e-mail and text messages. I welcome your stories, too, via emails to

Top: FCPS Assistant Transportation Manager Jeannie Thompson Below: FCPS Bus Driver Larry Davis

Our goal is to offer more than just the basics, making a personal commitment to be game changers for each student who enters our school doors. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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Highly educated faculty

P.E. 4 times per week

Small class sizes

Attention to supportive & gifted education

Emphasis on collaboration & hands-on activities

Curriculum richly integrated with art & music

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childcare & education CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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

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

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Children’s World Early Learning Center

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

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

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

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

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

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152

The Goddard School

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

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

Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577 Little Lights CDC

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

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

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

Middletown, MD 301-371-8681



childcare & education Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

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

Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery


Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282

Stepping Stone Centers

Yes I Can Children’s Center

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166

St. John Regional Catholic School


Frederick, MD 301-662-6722

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

Carroll Manor Elementary


Centerville Elementary

St. Paul’s Learning Center

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

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

Frederick County Board Of Education

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900

Superintendent, Dr. Linda Burgee General Information: 301-644-5000

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800 Frederick, MD 240-566-0100 Deer Crossing Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900

Religious School • Preschool through confirmation • Free kindergarten • Distance learning program for 3rd – 7th grades • Madrichim program (teen classroom aides) • Hebrew reading enrichment • Youth groups

Early Childhood Center • Small classes • Indoor & outdoor play areas • Dance and movement • Optional soccer program • Field trips & community visitors • Mom/Dad & Me class for 1- to 3-year olds & their caregivers • Full-day 2’s program begins fall 2013

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Currently registering for Fall 2013 Programs For more info call:

301.663.3437 or e-mail

childcare & education Emmitsburg Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

North Frederick Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Glade Elementary

Middletown Elementary

Oakdale Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Green Valley Elementary

Middletown Primary

Orchard Grove Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Hillcrest Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Kemptown Elementary

Myersville Elementary

Sabillasville Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Lewistown Elementary

New Market Elementary

Spring Ridge Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750

New Market, MD 240-236-1300

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Liberty Elementary

New Midway Elementary

Thurmont Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900


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childcare & education Thurmont Primary

Monocacy Middle

Urbana High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600

Tuscarora Elementary

New Market Middle

Walkersville High

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200

Twin Ridge Elementary

Oakdale Middle

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500

Urbana Elementary

Thurmont Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-2200

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Valley Elementary

Urbana Middle

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Walkersville Elementary

Walkersville Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Waverley Elementary

West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000

Whittier Elementary

Windsor Knolls Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Wolfsville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700 FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

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


Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

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

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

240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

240-578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

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

Governor Thomas Johnson High

FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

Middletown Middle

Tuscarora High

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

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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.

childcare & education FCPS High School Academies

Even Start

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

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

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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

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

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

FCPS Summer Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163



childcare & education Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the homeschool community. The site provides an extensive list of homeschool support groups or umbrella organizations in Frederick County. Telos Academy of Mindworks

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

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

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

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

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

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

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, socialemotional, or self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and

physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. FCPS Partners for Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909

Frederick County Special Olympics

Frederick, MD 301-694-7779

Hagerstown Community College

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

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

Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800 Hood College

Frederick, MD 301-663-3131 McDaniel College

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

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

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

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Maryland School for the Deaf


Frederick, MD

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000

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

University of Maryland at College Park

Challenger Baseball

Frederick, MD 301-694-8673 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.

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

Frederick, MD 410-532-5500 Frederick Community College

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

Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060

Frederick, MD 301-846-2400 Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411



“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” –Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori is an “education for life” which offers children: • An academic environment fostering a love of learning that is multi-sensorial for physical exploration • A child-centered approach to learning in mixed age groups, allowing for collaboration • Freedom to set their own pace of learning with individual instruction • Respect, confidence and personal independence, encouraging self-discipline • Awareness in a global society, as well as local community

Meadows Montessori – Guiding Infants (6 mos) through Kindergarten (6 yrs). Affiliated with the American Montessori Society • MSDE validated as an authentic Montessori curriculum • MD state OCC approved as an Educational Program for ages 2-6 yrs

185 Thomas Johnson Dr., Frederick, MD 21702


health care

health care

Cavities? Oh Noooo. By Rob Mansman D.D.S., M.S.D., owner of the Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick With National Dental Health Month quickly approaching in February, now is a great time to discuss the importance of preventative dental health for children.

approach. Unfortunately, dental disease is often left undiagnosed and untreated for many years, leading to unnecessary pain, infection, loss of teeth, and negative experiences for children.

It is recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that a child visit a dentist by the age of 1 or six months after the eruption of the first tooth, whichever comes first. Just as is the case with medical visits for young children, prevention in dentistry provides life-long benefits.

Diets that include frequent consumption of juice and soda are the No. 1 cause of cavities for children. Other causes include: chronic use of medications for asthma, ADHD, or antihistamine medications; undiagnosed or poorly managed acid reflux; and use of multivitamins marketed to children.

With proper nutritional guidance, regular fluoride treatments, and proper brushing technique, it is possible for children to be free of dental disease for their entire lifetimes. Dental caries (cavities) is the single most common preventable disease of childhood, and when diagnosed early can be easily treated in a child-friendly environment with a rather non-invasive 44 WINTER 2013

At the Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick, the entire staff of pediatric dentists, hygienists, and assistants are highly educated and trained in not only diagnosing and treating dental cavities, but, more importantly, educating both parents and children on the importance of dental health and how both diet and medicine are instrumental parts in ensuring a childhood free of dental disease.

A Season of Smiles

We are committed to educating parents and children of all ages on the importance of good dental hygiene. Our highly trained staff has a childfriendly approach to dental care. We treat each patient and parent as we would our own family. Contact us at (301) 668-2662 or to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Robert Mansman Dr. Yemisi Akinrefon Dr. Hassan Davalloo Ghajar Dr. Stephanie Lee Dr. Saba Sarraf Dr. Michelle Stovall *Patients can remain with the same doctor throughout their care.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children first visit a pediatric dentist within six months after the first tooth erupts or by their first birthday.

• Maryland Healthy Smiles, WV Molina Solutions and Most Insurances Accepted • Trained in the Treatment of Children with Special Needs • Se Habla Español

301-663-6171 • W W W. C WCA RE . N E T Our physicians and nurse practitioners work together to provide warm, compassionate, and quality care for women of all ages. • Obstetrics & Gynecology • UroGynecology • Bone Density Scans • Minimally invasive Surgery • Office Based Surgery • In office Ultrasound & Laboratory Services • Robotic Surgery • Weight Loss Program

61 Thomas Johnson Drive Frederick, MD 21702 Phone: (301) 663-6171

Frederick OB/GYN

3430 Worthington Boulevard Suite 202 Urbana, MD 21704 Phone: (301) 663-6171

1502 South Main Street Suite 205 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Phone: (301) 663-6171



Featuring… Cardio Vision • Stair Climber • Ellipticals • Free Weights Upright & Recumbent Bikes • Treadmills • DJ-ercise Boot Camp • Pilates • Basketball & Volleyball Courts

Come To The WM. Talley Fitness Center & Bring A Friend For A Day Pass At NO CHARGE. (please accompany request with coupon)

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE! Trainers Available by Appointment | Call for Membership Prices


MON.-THUR. 5:30am-9:30pm | FRI. 5:30am-8pm SAT. 8am-5pm | SUN.1pm - 5pm

301-600-1492 •


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

FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

FMH Diabetes Center

FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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

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

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

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

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Rose Hill

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

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

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

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

FMH Psychiatric Services

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



health care REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

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

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

Carroll County General Hospital

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

Children’s National Medical Center

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

Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

Frederick Surgical Center

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

Georgetown University Hospital

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

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

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

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

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

Washington Adventist Hospital

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

Holy Cross Hospital

Washington County Hospital Association

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

Washington Hospital Center

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

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

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

senior living

senior living

Warning Signs of Alzheimers BY: Cathy Hanson, LGSW, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater MD Chptr

Above Photo Courtesy: Alzheimer’s Association/Barbara Kinney. Photo Right Courtesy: Alzheimer’s Association/Chris Kirzeder. Alzheimer’s disease is on the forefront of a lot of people’s minds. Naturally, most of us are afraid of losing our memory and not recognizing our own loved ones. Despite the degree to which this brain disease is dreaded, memory and cognition problems are still not symptoms that readily lead to the scheduling of doctor appointments. The challenge for most people is: when are my changes in memory due to normal aging or stress, and when are they cause for concern of something more serious? Here are some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s to help you sort it out. Memory loss that disrupts daily life

One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events and asking for the same

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information over and over. It is typical with normal aging to sometimes forget names or appointments, but remember them later. Challenges in planning or solving problems

Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before. However, making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook is normal. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure

People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes people may have trouble driving to a familiar

senior living location, managing a budget at work, or remembering the rules of a favorite game. It is probably not a red flag if you occasionally need help to use the settings on a microwave or to record a television show. Confusion with place or time

People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. It is normal, especially as we age, to get confused about the day of the week, but then figure it out later. New problems with words in speaking or writing

People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name (e.g., calling a “watch” a “hand-clock”). It is a typical age-related change to sometimes have trouble finding the right word. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

It is also important for a physician to determine the cause of memory loss or other symptoms. Some dementia-like symptoms can be reversed if they are caused by treatable conditions, such as depression, drug interaction, thyroid problems, excess use of alcohol or certain vitamin deficiencies. The Alzheimer’s Association maintains a Frederick office at 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103. Anyone concerned about memory changes is encouraged to connect with the organization. The Alzheimer’s Association offers support and education for families struggling with diagnosis and those exploring options of care. Support groups, caregiver education, professional training, respite resources, and an in-home Family Care Coordination program is available in Frederick and Washington counties to help families make the most informed decisions. Early-stage programs, for people newly diagnosed, are also available. To learn more call 301-696-0315 or the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800272-3900 or visit

It is normal, especially as we age, to get confused about the day of the week, but then figure it out later.

A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time. Don’t worry if you misplace things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or the remote control. Decreased or poor judgment

People with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers, for example. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. Of course we all make bad decisions once in a while, and that is normal. Consult a doctor if you have concerns about memory loss, thinking skills, and behavior changes in yourself or a loved one. For people with dementia and their families, an early diagnosis has many advantages. It can give you more time to make choices that maximize quality of life, as well as lessen the anxieties about unknown problems. An early diagnosis can also give you a better chance of benefiting from treatment and more time to plan for the future.

For more information, on these and other upcoming local programs, please call Cathy Hanson, LGSW, Program Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900 or visit the website at More information on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s can also be found at






BY: Donald Crum, Assistant Superintendent; Frederick County Highway Operations Well everybody, it’s that time of year again when a chill fills the air, the leaves turn colors and Frederick County looks forward to the upcoming winter season! As for that winter season, each preseason forecast varies depending on which weather forecaster you choose. So far, we have dealt with Superstorm Sandy and just missed the latest nor’easter, with perhaps another on the way. 54 WINTER 2013

We at Highway Ops have been readying ourselves, along with our vehicles and equipment, for the upcoming winter season. We completed our practical evolutions training in early October. We will be doing dry runs on our snow routes during rainy fall days to familiarize our newest drivers with their new runs and with carrying a snowplow.

transportation We are in very good shape with our ice-and snow-melting material, as we have on hand 12,825 tons of salt, 4,275 tons of anti-skid aggregate, and 34,600 gallons of Liquid Caliber. Our preseason equipment fix-up days have been completed, preparing our fleet of 10-ton trucks, 1-ton trucks, pickups with plows, and the rest of our equipment. Our 13 contract trucks are on board and we have a vast array of blizzard contractors for heavy equipment, if needed.

That about sums it up for our preparations for “Ole Man Winter” for 2012-2013. Remember, drive safely and carry your winter safety supplies in case you break down or get stuck along the road. And to everyone, have a happy and safe holiday season.

We are in very good shape with our ice-and snow-melting material, as we have on hand 12,825 tons of salt, 4,275 tons of anti-skid aggregate, and 34,600 gallons of Liquid Caliber. All of this is spread out among our main facility at Montevue Lane as well as our five satellite facilities across Frederick County. We also have a storage site at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville. For additional salt, we use three Maryland State Highway Administration facilities at Mt. Airy, Point of Rocks, and on Bridgeport Road. This has really helped saving on long return trips for our outlying trucks during storms.

Public Transit

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

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

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

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

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



transportation Commuter Services

MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

MARC train to Washington, DC

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Local and Regional Airports Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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

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

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

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

arts & leisure

arts & Leisure

Downtown Frederick named one of America’s ‘Prettiest Painted Places’ By: Michelle Kershner Photos By: John Kershner/Tourism Council of Frederick County In October 2012, Downtown Frederick was named one of America’s “Prettiest Painted Places” in a national competition that identified the nation’s 12 most beautifully painted neighborhoods and towns.

are pleased that the judges agreed with us that Frederick is indeed one of America’s prettiest painted places,” says Michelle Kershner, marketing and communication manager for the Tourism Council of Frederick County.

Downtown Frederick was nominated by the Tourism Council of Frederick County, which worked with the Downtown Frederick Partnership to identify 21 images that best represented the colorful architecture in the downtown area.

Downtown Frederick was selected from nearly 200 nominees from 48 states and the District of Columbia that submitted color images of beautifully painted homes, buildings and exterior murals. A panel of judges with expertise in paint and exterior color schemes reviewed the entries and named two winners from each of six different geographic areas. Downtown Frederick was chosen as one of the winners in the Northeast Region.

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arts & Leisure Residential homes represent a large portion of the beautifully painted buildings in town, but businesses in the commercial district also show creative colors. Thanks to a façade improvement program in the downtown area, business owners may receive assistance in improving the exterior of their buildings. “Over the course of the entire program, more than 50 façades and more than $150,000 in matching funds have assisted business owners in improving the exterior of their buildings,” Downtown Frederick Partnership Executive Director Kara Norman said. “Painting is a significant portion of the work completed.” This is the third time the Paint Quality Institute has conducted a search for the prettiest painted places in America. It held the first competition in the 1990s, and another in year 2000. The purpose of the competition is to give recognition to places that use paint to express pride in their communities, and highlight how an attractive exterior paint treatment can enhance the curb appeal of virtually any home, building or exterior structure.

Photographs for the nomination were provided by William Cochran, John Kershner, Andrew Murdock, Doug Via, Michelle Kershner and Eli Roth. To learn about how you can explore Downtown Frederick, one of America’s Prettiest Painted Places, visit Photo Credit: Photographs for the nomination were provided by William Cochran, Michelle Kershner, Eli Roth, John Kershner, Andrew Murdock, and Doug Via.

Downtown Frederick was selected from nearly 200 nominees from 48 states and the District of Columbia that submitted color images of beautifully painted homes, buildings and exterior murals.



arts & Leisure

Paint This! By: Molly Spence

When you enter I Made This: a paint-your-own pottery studio in Downtown Frederick, seemingly endless possibilities stretch out in front of you. Lined up neatly on dozens of shelves sit clean, white pottery pieces, just waiting to be painted. Rows and rows of small bottles of glaze, and cups filled with all sizes and shapes of paintbrushes, sponges, and other implements stand ready. With so many choices, it could take hours to choose a project. Should it be a plate? Large or small? Or maybe an animal figurine, or a vase, a mug, tissue box, a light switch cover, or a teapot? Once that is chosen, then move on to the racks of glazes. Red or blue? Speckled or not? Or maybe you should use one of an assortment of puff paint to add detail? Now, will you use stamps or stencils or go freehand? Sponges leave interesting patterns. Or perhaps a cotton swab will give the desired effect? On any given day, the painting studio is filled with everyone from small children looking to create, and likely make a mess in the process, to young adults, concentrating closely on a near 60 WINTER 2013

masterpiece, to older artists. Regardless of age or skill level, all seem to take their tasks very seriously, keeping a close eye on their projects from start to finish. The process of creating a masterpiece can take hours, and that’s fine. When you pay for your pottery piece, you add 50 percent of that price to the total to account for as much painting time as you need. Special events occur often at the studio, including Ladies Night, which is every Thursday night. Guests receive 20 percent off the price of their pottery. Also available is a private party room for birthday parties, showers, or other events. I Made This is an exciting, fun space where creativity is celebrated. Plenty of opportunities to let your creative side shine abound.


Coming Soon! Rave On Buddy Holly Tribute Band

Saturday, April 6 – 8:00 p.m.

Jim Brickman In Concert Friday, April 26 – 8:00 p.m.

Visit for a full listing of events. 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701 301.600.2828 •

Scan this code with your smartphone & get your tickets now!

arts & Leisure NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

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

301-663-9388 C & O Canal National Park

South Mountain Recreation Area

Fountain Rock Recreation Center



Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department


301-600-1492 (City, G9)

Washington Monument State Park

Frederick County Parks and Recreation

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

301-600-1646 (City, I9)

301-739-4200 (County, G3)


National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park

301-698-0630 (City, G11)

Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

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


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

Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum

301-293-2215 (County, J9)

Girl Scouts

Shenandoah National Park

The Frederick County Historical Society

Middletown Rec Center

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500 STATE PARKS

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

301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

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

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

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

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

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

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

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park


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301-663-1188 (City, I9)

240-566-0222 (County, E11)

Brunswick Railroad Museum

Oakdale Rec Center

301-834-7100(County, C14)

301-600-1359 (County, J11)

George Alfred Townsend Museum

Skate Frederick


301-662-7362 (County, I10)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Tuscarora Rec Center

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

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1)

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

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

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

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


301-663-7880 (City, E13)

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating



Adventure Park USA

Disabled Sports USA

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

301-739-1211 Catoctin Rec Center

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

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

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

301-865-1769 (County, K11)

301-217-0960 Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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


Winter Wines

& Chocolate Pairing


“Cask to Kisses” Wine & Chocolate


Wine & Antipasto Food Pairing

Calendar J A N U A R Y Held Daily Through January 3

January 2 – 31

A one-of-a-kind award winning experience which is sure to bring lots of Christmas cheer. Visitors drive through a maze filled with hundreds of thousands of lights that twinkle along to Christmas music. Time: 6-9:30pm Location: Adventure Park USA New Market Contact: 904-249-9784

Start your new year off right - with wine and chocolate! Linganore wines are perfectly matched with a variety of the finest local and European desserts. Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm Location: Linganore Winecellars Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889

3rd Annual Shadrack’s Light Show

Through February 28 (Closed the first week of January)

“Bringing the Story of War to our Doorsteps: Rediscovering Alexander Gardner’s Antietam Photographs”

On the 150th anniversary of the exhibit of Gardners photos at the Brady Gallery in New York, Mr. Gardners photos will again be displayed together. This exhibit was initially hosted at the Pry House but has been moved to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine due to it’s popularity. Time: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine Frederick Contact: 301-695-1864

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Winter Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Linganore Winecellars

January 5

Cartoon Fest

Much more than just light entertainment, these classic cartoons represent the work of talented artists who took animation to new heights with some of the finest and best-loved cartoons ever produced. Time: 2-4pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 performances/

January 5

January First Saturday, “Downtown Wine Down”

Wind down from the crush of the holiday season in Downtown Frederick. Enjoy wine tastings, holistic relaxation stations, live entertainment, and more. Time: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118

January 5

Creative Outlet Drop-in Art Session

Drop-in art activities for all ages. Explore a variety of mediums in a fun and open atmosphere while learning about art from different cultures. January’s theme: Ancient Egypt. Time: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656

January 5

Artist Open House — Frederick County Arts Association and Ruth Pettus

View new exhibits by the Frederick Camera Clique and a group of three glass sculpture artists from Baltimore. Time: Meet the artists 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656

January 6, 13, 20, 27

FCSME Model Train Open House

The operation of a large HO and H0n3 scale model railroad built inside a real Chesapeake & Ohio horse/baggage car with an outdoor G-Scale model railroad also. Time: 1-4pm Location: Frederick County Society of Model Railroad Engineers Frederick Contact: 240-731-0844

of events J A N U A R Y January 19 – March 9 January 9

Seton Literary Club

This is a distinctive book club for adults who have a love for Mother Seton or want to learn more about the legacy of America’s first native-born saint. The first session will be on “Friendship of My Soul” by Sister Betty Ann McNeil, DC. Time: 11:30am-12:30pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606

January 11 – March 9 Steel Magnolias

The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magolias serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s Salon, six women come together to share their secrets, fears, and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy and sad endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace and heart. Time: Fri & Sat evening, with matinees on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month. Location: Way Off Broadway Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600

Disney’s “Aladdin” at Way Off Broadway

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences’ spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me” will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come. Time: Every Saturday afternoon and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month Location: Way Off Broadway Dinner and Children’s Theater Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600

January 12

Peter Pan (1924)

Experience Never Never Land like never before with this silent movie masterpiece. Time: 2pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828

January 15

Dawn of the Space Age

Re-live the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately

operated space flights. Learn about the men and women who took part in the death defying first steps into space. Time: 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm Location: Earth & Space Science Laboratory Frederick Contact: 240-236-2694

January 18

“1964” The Tribute

The #1 Beatles Show in the World! Since the early 80?s, 1964The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the Best Beatles Tribute on Earth. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828

January 26

Jesse Cook

Known for his captivating blend of rumba, flamenco, and salsa guitar, Juno Award-winning musician Jesse Cooke is a charismatic entertainer with a global fan base. The most recent of his eight recordings, The Rumba Foundation, may be the first-ever blend of Vallenato and Rumba Flamenco. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 c3ab619914c10575e4bda3f8d14cd7&t=tix



Calendar of events

J A N U A R Y January 27

An Evening of Decadent Desserts—In a Roaring Twenties Celebration

An Evening of Decadent Desserts— in a Roaring 20’s Celebration! The thrills of the 1920s come roaring back to Frederick. Enjoy nearly two dozen desserts made by the area’s hottest chefs, along with Roaring 20’s jazz band, roving flappers and gangsters, vintage Speakeasy drinks, Charleston and cooking demonstrations, silent movies and antique 1920s cars. Time: 5-7:30pm Location: Cultural Arts Center Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190

January 30

The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983)

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas brew some crazy antics in this comedy classic. Join Flying Dog Brewery for happy hour, followed by Strange Brew. Time: Happy hour 6:30pm, Strange Brew 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts Contact: 301-600-2828

January 23

Seton Literary Club

This is a distinctive book club for adults who have a love for Mother Seton or want to learn more about the legacy of America’s first native-born saint. The first session will be on “Friendship of My Soul” by Sister Betty Ann McNeil, DC. Time: 11:30am-12:30pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606

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February 2

Performance by Kathy Mattea “Calling Me Home”

Grammy award winning Kethy Mattea - singer of such country classics as “18 Wheels and A Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been,” and many other hits — returns to the Weinberg Center, reshaping the way to think about music, and reminding listeners why they love it so much in the first place! Time: 8-10pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street Contact: 301-600-2828

February 2 February First Saturday, “Fire in Ice”

Enjoy ice sculptures, s’mores stations, live ice carving demonstrations, ice themed activities, and more! This popular first saturday event is not to be missed. The event will take place from Time: 5 - 9pm Location: Downtown Frederick, 19 East Church Street Contact: 301-698-8118

February 2 “Creative Outlet” Drop-in Art Session

Drop-in art activities for all ages. Explore a variety of mediums in a fun and open atmosphere while learning about art from different cultures. Theme for February: Chinese New Year. Time: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll Street. Contact: 301-698-0656

February 2 Artist Open House — Skip Lawrence and Mary Walker

View new exhibits by painter Skip Lawrence and sculptor Mary Walker, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. Time: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll Street Contact: 301-698-0656

February 2 Museum and Movie: Double Feature

Kick off Sweetheart month with a date night at the Museum of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Family-friendly double-feature—contact us for more information! Time: 3 and 5:30pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Avenue Contact: 301-447-6606

February 7 Performance by The Honeycutters

The Honeycutters are building a reputation based on live performance and songs that tend to stick with you. Fitting into the Americana realm, Mountain Xpress’s Alli Marshall calls The Honeycutters’ sound “Old school country in the truest of twang and ten-gallon hats but full of real emotion, family history, quick wit and strong liquor.” Time: 7:30-9:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street. Contact: 301-600-2828 www/ performances/

Calendar of events

F E B R U A R Y February 7 – March 3

February 13

Tennessee Williams’ semiautobiographical, heartbreaking, yet often humorous memory play about a young struggling poet and his tenuous relationships with his overbearing mother and his fragile sister is an emotionally charged portrait of hope in 1930s St. Louis that is timeless in its ability to capture the imagination and hearts of audiences. Time: 8pm with the exception of the following dates: Feb 10 & Mar 3, 7pm, Feb 17 & 24, 2pm Location: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 West Patrick Street Contact: 301-694-4744

This is a distinctive book club for adults who have a love for Mother Seton or want to learn more about the legacy of America’s first native-born saint. Time: 11:30am-12:30pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Avenue Contact: 301-447-6606

The Glass Menagerie

February 9 Victorian Tea and Valentine Workshop

Enjoy tea, scones before crafting your own Victorian scrap valentine using historically accurate reproduction materials. Recommended for children ages 7+. Time: 12-3pm Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W Potomac St. Contact: 301-834-7100

February 9 & 10

Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club Annual Toy Auction and Show

Saturday is a consignment auction of antique toys and memorabilia, with consignments taken Friday. Sunday is a toy show with vendors from the east coast. Time: February 9, 9am - 8pm; February 10, 9am - 3pm Location: Eventplex @ the Frederick Fairgrounds, East Patrick Street Contact: 717-552-7691

Seton Literary Club

February 16

The Comedy Pigs

Frederick’s longest running improv comedy troupe supplies late night and prime time improv this season—with some new piggies! Time: 9:00pm Location: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 West Patrick Street. Contact: 301-694-4744

Febrary 21

Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Lecture

Topic: The Gilmore and Mosby Train Robberies. Speaker: Steve French, teacher, author, Civil War historian. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street Contact: 301-371-4148

February 23

The Comedy Pigs

Frederick’s longest running improv comedy troupe supplies late night and prime time improv this season—with some new piggies! Time: 9:00pm Location: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 West Patrick Street. Contact: 301-694-4744

February 24

Walnut Street Theatre — Around the World in 80 Days

A whirlwind journey filled with exotic locales, daring adventures, narrow escapes and great fun. Jules Verne’s masterpeice will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat—at least until you begin to roll in the aisle with laughter. Five actors create a world of merriment in Mark Brown’s thrilling and theatrical adaptation. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street Contact: 301-600-2828 performances/

February 27

Movie Screening: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

A screening of the 1986 Comedy. A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks. Time: 7:30-9:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street Contact: 301-600-2828 performances/

February 27

Seton Literary Club

This is a distinctive book club for adults who have a love for Mother Seton or want to learn more about the legacy of America’s first native-born saint. Time: 11:30am-12:30pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Avenue Contact: 301-447-6606



Calendar of events

M A R C H March 2

March First Saturday – “Vegas Night”

Vegas themed live entertainment, giveaways, and more! Win cool prizes playing games of chance throughout Downtown Frederick. Time: 5-9pm Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, East, Church & Carroll Streets including Everedy Square & Shab Row, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118

March 2

“Creative Outlet” Drop-in Art Session

Drop-in art activities for all ages. Explore a variety of mediums in a fun and open atmosphere while learning about art from different cultures. Theme for March: Mardi Gras. Time: 3-5pm Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S Carroll Street. Contact: 301-698-0656

March 4-10

Frederick Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants will offer price-fixed meals at mouth-watering prices to showcase the unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick and the surrounding area. Location: Frederick City and County Contact: 301-600-4047

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March 9

Retro Prom

Get your groove on! The Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s annual FUNdraiser is back! Great music and dancing, silent auction, prom photos, and more! Time: 7 – 11pm Location: William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744

March 9 Frederick Symphony Orchestra “Forces of Destiny” Concert

Music by Verdi and Holst, featuring a solo performance by the winner of the FSO’s Annual Young Artist Competition. Time: 8pm Location: JB Kussmal Theater, Frederick Community College, 7932 Oppossumtown Pike Contact: 301-685-3585

March 22 & 24

Maryland Concert Opera presents Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment”

Marie Lester Loy performs the title role with Stephen Campbell as Tonio. The production is accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra. Fri Time: 7:30pm, Sun 3pm Location: Hood College/Brodbeck Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-694-6041

March 29 & 30

The New Adventures of Alice and Wonderland

An original production that combines dance and song with witty dialogue adapted from the Lewis Carroll original. Time: Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Contact: 301-600-2828

Tuesdays – Sundays Through 2014

March 9, 10, 16, & 17

Civil War Exhibit: “Charity Afire”

Maple syrup making demonstrations from sap to syrup with interpretive talks, children’s activities, and a pancake breakfast. Time: 10am-2pm Location: William Houck Area, Cunningham Falls State Park, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont Contact: 301-271-7574 cunninghamfalls.html

This exhibit offers compelling insights about the casualties and compassion from the hearts of sister nurses who were as angels of the battlefield. There are numerous accounts written by the Daughters of Charity who served at various sites. Time: 10am - 4:30pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606

Maple Syrup Demonstrations


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town offices & services

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


Post offices

Karin B. Tome

Brunswick Post Office


315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

5,870 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 city Hall

Jefferson Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Police Department


301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff


Brunswick City Park


Brunswick Swimming Pool


Faith Assembly of God

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

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

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

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

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

Super Fresh

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


40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895

New Hope United Methodist Church

Volunteer Ambulance

Local Newspaper

Volunteer Fire Department


Grocery Store

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Libraries

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


CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290






St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

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

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Brunswick Little League

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA) Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders

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


Debby Burgoyne Population

151 as of 2010 Census

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code


Post Office

Town Office

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

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



CHURCHES St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

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


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


Post Office

Donald N. Briggs

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

301-447-3110 email:

Town ParkS



2,814 as of 2010 Census

Community Park

Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL

Frederick County Sheriff

Professional Association (EBPA)

Emmitsburg Pool

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



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

Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

Business and Professional Association Emmitsburg Business and

Emmitsburg Senior Center


Youth Sports

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




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

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company


6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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


65,239 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office


4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office


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


Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484


Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office


United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal




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

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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



301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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


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

301-662-1177 Gazette Newspapers

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


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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200


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

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

Beth Sholom Congregation

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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

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

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

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

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283

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

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

Super Fresh

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

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


2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church


10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100

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

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

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

First Baptist Church of Frederick

First Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347





Christian Science


Church of Christ

All Saints Episcopal Church

Victory Baptist Church

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

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

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153

First Church of Christ Scientist

Church of the Transfiguration


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

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Jefferson United Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505


201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262


Church of God

Tibetan Meditation Center

Edgewood First Church of God

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

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

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

Maranatha Church of God


123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

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

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741


Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Parkway Community Church


Emmanuel Alliance Church

Full Gospel First Love Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

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

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

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

Emmanuel Bible Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737 76


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

Good News Presbyterian Church

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

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ


Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550

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

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

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

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

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

SURE Fellowship Church

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

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

Presbyterian Reformed

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Unity in Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Grace United Church of Christ

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303

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

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

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

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

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

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





Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589 Frederick Academy of Self-Defense


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

Frederick City Recreation Department


Golden Knights Karate





Kreimer’s Karate


Martial Arts USA

Frederick Gymnastics Club


301-695-9414 Karate


Super Sport Karate


Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Skating Skate Frederick

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

301-696-9398 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Volleyball

American Karate Academy

Frederick City Recreation (Adults)


301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center



(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

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

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658



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

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

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

(ages 5 - 18) email: Urbana Lacrosse

email: Urbana Soccer Association



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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

4,136 as of 2010 Census


Postal Zip Code


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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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


The Gazette

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


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

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

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

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

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

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

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

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





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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

9,288 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion


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

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

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

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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



The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

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

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy




Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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


Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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

Mount Airy Presbyterian

West Falls Christian Community Church

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

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Youth Sports


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

Mount Airy Baptist Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

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

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



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

Wayne Creadick Population

1,626 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff


308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company


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

The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

CHURCHES Church of the Saviour

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

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

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

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

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

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




Myersville Church of the Brethren

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

PO Box 195, Myersville 301-293-3115

Myersville Junior Baseball League

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

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


Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion


656 as of 2010 Census (on Maryland State website)

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

Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 New Market District Fire Co.

301-865-5700 Post Offices

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


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

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

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

Monocacy Valley Church

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

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

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


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

Fire departments

Thomas Watson

Volunteer Fire Department


294 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Lions Merryland Park


3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944


Town Park

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

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


Martin A. Burns Population

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226





Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

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

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

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


CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League


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

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,800 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

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

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 84


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

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





207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544


Creamery Park

Brethren in Christ

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

Calvary Assembly of God

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Faith Community Mennonite Church

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

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

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

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

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

Heritage Farm Park

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ


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

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

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC) Walkersville Baseball Association

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

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

Gary Smith Population

1,141 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company


New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company





Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chapel Lutheran Church


10601 Daysville Road, Frederick 301-845-2332

Libertytown Post Office

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

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

St. John’s United Church of Christ

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

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

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

PO Box 303, Woodsboro

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council

Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

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