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­­­­­ FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE A MOVE AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY. No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. Deadline for the Spring issue is March 1, 2021. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.

LETTER

from the editor

PUBLISHER

Donna S. Elbert

publisher@pulsepublishing.net

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Molly Fellin Spence

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COPY EDITOR

Lauren LaRocca

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­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert

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CONTRIBUTORS­­­­

Gina Gallucci-White, Lauren LaRocca, Kendall Tiffany

ACCOUNTING­­­ Erica Murray

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When this photo was taken about one year ago at a Frederick-area winery, my sister and I were blissfully unaware of what the year 2020 would bring us. We fully expected to see each other regularly, vacation together and do all the normal things we enjoy. But after this photo was taken, it would be more than six months until we saw each other in person again, fully masked and “socially distanced.” A global pandemic was not at all what any of us expected last year. But life can throw curveballs, even when a pandemic isn’t involved. Just ask Frederick chef Christine Van Bloem. The owner of The Kitchen Studio Cooking School pivoted her business to begin offering cooking classes and camps exclusively online. She was eventually forced to close her beloved brick-and-mortar space. This upheaval was followed by personal and family health challenges that would’ve made many of us just give up. But not Christine! A go-getter and positive force at heart, the chef instead has created a new blog, hoping to inspire others to overcome challenges one step at a time, as she has. Check out her story on Page 44. There’s so much more inside this edition of Frederick County Guide. We invite you to page through and explore, and share your stories with us by emailing me (my address is below). Here’s to happy and healthy 2021!

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PLEASE NOTE: As our community works together to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the events listed in this publication will be rescheduled or canceled, and some of the shops and restaurants listed within may be closed or temporarily offering different services. Please check the specific events’ and shops’ websites or call them for updates.

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS POLICE/FIRE/ AMBULANCE

  O 911

POISON CONTROL

  O 1-800-222-1222

NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER Report Chemical/Oil Spills & Chemical Biological Terrorism

  O 1-800-424-8802

UTILITIES EMERGENCY Electric Potomac Edison

  O 1-800-686-0011 Gas Washington Gas

  O 1-800-752-7520 Water/Sewer

  O 301-600-2194   O 301-600-2187

NON-URGENT NUMBERS

GENERAL NUMBERS

LANDFILL INFORMATION

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE

  O 301-600-1630

  O 301-600-2100 FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

  O 301-600-2071 FREDERICK COUNTY FIRE MARSHALL

  O 301-600-1479 MARYLAND STATE POLICE (FREDERICK BARRACKS)

  O 301-600-4151 BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

  O 443-965-2000

HELPLINES/ CRISIS INFO ADULT ABUSE/ PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY)

  O 301-600-2635 CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY)

  O 301-600-2464 FREDERICK COUNTY CRISIS & INTERVENTION HOTLINE

  O 301-662-2255 HOSPICE OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 240-566-3030 MISSING CHILDREN MARYLAND

  O toll free: 1-800-843-5678 NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD

  O toll free: 1-800-RUN-AWAY SUBSTANCE ABUSE (FREDERICK COUNTY)

  O 301-600-1775

  O 301-600-1848 LIBRARY INFORMATION

  O 1-800-422-0009 FREDERICK COUNTY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

  O 301-600-9000 w www.frederickcountymd.gov ANIMAL CONTROL

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

  O 301-600-1063 PARKS AND RECREATION

  O 301-600-1646 PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

  O 301-600-1546   O 301-600-2558

  O 301-600-2313

(emergency after hours)

PLANNING AND ZONING

BULK TRASH PICK-UP

  O 301-600-1138

  O 301-600-1035

RECYCLING

CITIZEN SERVICES

  O 301-600-2960

  O 301-600-1063

TRANSIT (TRANSPORTATION)

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

  O 301-600-1100

  O 301-600-2065

COUNTY COURTHOUSE

TOURISM COUNCIL

  O 301-600-1976

  O 301-600-2888

FREDERICK SENIOR CENTER

VITAL RECORDS

  O 301-600-1605

  O 301-600-1029

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

WORKFORCE SERVICES

  O 301-600-1029

  O 301-600-2255

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

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FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1888 N. Market St.

  O 301-662-4164

Frederick

O 301-600-4555

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

offices/frederick-county/

  O 301-663-5895

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE

FREDERICK HEALTH HOSPITAL

w

www. dhr.maryland.gov/local-

  O 301-600-2466 w www.foster.careinfo@maryland.gov ELECTIONS

  O 301-600-VOTE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

  O 301-600-2206 FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  O 301-644-5000 HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  O 301-600-1061 HUMAN RELATIONS

  O 301-600-1109 HUMAN RESOURCES

  O 240-566-3300 w https://www.frederickhealth.org MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

  O toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA w www.mva.maryland.gov MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 301-663-0011 THE ARC OF FREDERICK COUNTY

  O 301-663-0909 w www.arcfc.org U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  O 301-695-2803

  O 301-600-1070   O 301-600-2315

(24-Hour Job Line)

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UTILITY LISTINGS ELECTRIC – GAS Potomac Edison

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Frederick

  O 1-800-686-0011

24 hours / 7 Days

Ferrellgas

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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Lock Haven, PA

  O 1-800-652-0550

Serving Parts of Frederick County

Washington Gas – Frederick Division

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Frederick

  O 301-662-2151

Columbia Propane

OIL COMPANIES

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Aero Energy

Frederick

  O 301-620-9046 Ferrellgas

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Frederick

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Mount Airy, Libertytown,

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Frederick

  O 301-662-1885 Lee's Gas Supply

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Frederick

  O 301-662-5306 Penn Fuel Propane

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Emmitsburg

  O 301-447-6110   O 1-800-464-6110 The Plumbery

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Mount Airy

Aero Energy

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Frederick

Hagerstown

  O 301-797-4887

Servicing Myersville, Thurmont,

Emmitsburg, and Burkittsville

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

  O 301-620-9046   O 1-800-545-6103

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Carroll Independent Fuel

Suburban Propane

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Westminster

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

Delivering to Frederick County

Frederick

  O 301-663-6168   O 1-800-258-0606 Thompson's Gas & Electric Service

  O 1-800-768-6612 United Propane

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Mount Airy

  O 301-831-5551

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Service Provided to most of Frederick. Serving oil to

GAS – PROPANE

Amerigas (Columbia Propane)

Monrovia

  O 410-875-2600   O 1-888-468-4949

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Shawley's Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311

  O 301-662-4101   O 1-800-998-4311

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Carroll Independent Fuel

  O 301-829-1770   O 1-828-238-5258

Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-1531

24 hours / 7 Days

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Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

Westminster

  O 410-848-4477   O 1-800-834-8590

Delivering to Frederick County

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

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Thurmont

  O 301-271-7303 Damascus Fuel Company

Monrovia, and New Market

Voneiff Oil

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Mount Airy

  O 301-829-0244 West Oil, Inc.

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Thurmont

  O 301-898-7116

Damascus

  O 301-253-2161

WELL AND SEPTIC INFORMATION

Farmer's Cooperative Association, Inc.

Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management

Serving southern Frederick County

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Frederick

  O 301-663-5422   O 1-800-255-0023

Public Water Information

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Billing Department

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Frederick

  O 301-663-3111   O 1-800-486-2477 LS Fuel Oil

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Brunswick

  O 301-696-2997   O 301-600-2354 County Water/Sewer Emergencies

  O 301-600-2187 (Daytime)   O 301-600-2194 (Evening)

  O 301-834-9701   O 301-663-3833

Frederick City Water/Sewer Emergencies

Mason Dixon Oil Company

  O 301-600-1440

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Emmitsburg

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

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Frederick

  O 301-663-668

Frederick County Health Department Environmental Health Problems

  O 301-600-1719 Water Quality Problems

  O 301-631-3168


CONTENTS Winter 2021

COMMUNITY 12 Go See Frederick’s Newest Community Murals,

Art Installations

HOMES/REAL ESTATE 18 Keeping Buyers and Sellers Safe

in the Real Estate Market

BUSINESS 20 Frederick’s Golden Mile Continues to Grow

EDUCATION 24 Private School Enrollments Increase Due to

COVID-19 Pandemic

HEALTH 12

30 Eight Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System SENIORS 38 Virtual Fitness Classes Allow Seniors to Stay Active TRANSPORTATION 40 TransIT Offers Safety Measures for Drivers ARTS & LEISURE 42 “Glowing Up”: Frederick Chef Overcomes Challenges,

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Continues to Inspire

HISTORY 50 Amelung: Frederick’s Own Historic Glassmaker FREDERICK COUNTY TOWNS 52 Towns Throughout Frederick County

Brunswick / Burkittsville / Frederick City / Middletown / Myersville / Mount Airy / New Market / Rosemont / Thurmont / Urbana / Walkersville / Woodsboro

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COMMUNITY \\

GO SEE FREDERICK’S NEWEST COMMUNITY MURALS, Art Installations BY LAUREN LAROCCA

Public art is abundant throughout Frederick County and growing every year. When Frederick artist William Cochran proposed his Community Bridge project in the early 1990s, there was little to no public art in Frederick. “Frederick has definitely come a long way,” Cochran said. The making of his trompe l’oeil Community Bridge mural, which crosses Carroll Creek near the Delaplaine Arts Center in Downtown Frederick, spanned about five years, from 1993 to 1998, and has become an internationally known piece of art. It symbolizes community and the bridging together of the racially and economically divided north and south sides of town. More recent murals have included much wilder and more vibrant designs, such as Goodloe Byron’s fun and bold “Dino Alley” on Frederick’s Church Street parking deck, commissioned by the Downtown Frederick Partnership. Byron was “trying to find some character that could play across the gaps and support beams,” and in his research, he came across the Astrodon johnstoni, the state dinosaur of Maryland. He painted the massive creature amid a swirling snowstorm. Kara Norman, executive director of Downtown Frederick Partnership, said the nonprofit uses art as a way to move people through Downtown Frederick. “Dino Alley,” for instance, is an important wayfinding piece, she said. DFP has three more public art projects they have supported. “Water Lily Wave,” two sculptures by Thomas Sterner, were installed last fall at the intersection of Market Street and Carroll Creek Linear Park. Art on Main will feature five standalone, mosaic-tiled sculptures by Southern Maryland artist Parran Collery, installed at each of the five Main Streets throughout Frederick County this fall. And a third project, unchARTed, which began in the fall of 2019, will see temporary art installed in three alleyways in Downtown Frederick, which will stay up for about a year. The Partnership has also recently installed American Sign Language bike racks, as well as the pop-up art installation Rainworks, where messages and art stenciled in water-activated paint appeared on

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downtown sidewalks when it rained, a way to spread some joy on a gloomy day. In recent years, Tony Owens and Jack Pabis worked together to create uplifting community mosaics and murals in Downtown Frederick as well as in Brunswick, highlighting the cities’ natural and cultural histories, with a mural of Lord Nickens as well as the ever-important Potomac River waterway. Another recent mural is located on the 200 block of South Market Street. “Healing Bouquet” was commissioned by the Frederick Arts Council and created by Brooklyn artist Gera Lozano, aka GERALUZ. Her mural, painted in the spring of 2020, was just one of several public art projects in the works through the Frederick Arts Council. The council created a lengthy public art strategic plan last year and in early 2020 brought on Charlotte Marra as its manager of public art. Wanting to help make the Golden Mile more of a cultural and economic destination and also break down cultural barriers, the FAC worked with photographer Wing Young Huie in 2020 to PHOTOS BY THE DOWNTOWN FREDERICK PARTNERSHIP

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Water Lily Wave

implement the Golden Mile: In Focus project. The artist led several workshops at area middle and high schools, resulting in photos by and of Frederick residents that were then printed and posted to businesses along Route 40. Another FAC project in the works is the installment of an archway in Brunswick, and possibly additional towns throughout the county, as a way to welcome people into the area. In December, the city announced that The Brunswick Archway will be a steel and stone gateway arch located at the entrance of South Maple Avenue. Verdant Studio, a woman-owned Arkansas-based architecture and design firm, was chosen to helm the project. Meanwhile, Frederick County has also seen an insurgence of sculptures. For the 75th anniversary of Baker Park in 2004, Antietam sculptor Scott Cawood created “The Spire,” a metal piece commissioned by the City of Frederick that sits on the edge of the park and towers high into the sky. The piece was constructed of scrap metals that include pieces of cars, symbolic of Frederick becoming a bedroom community; farming equipment, a nod to Frederick’s agricultural roots; and even scrap metal from the basement of the Delaplaine Arts Center, from the building’s former days as a mill. More recent sculptures include the Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade project, managed by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek,

which also spearheaded the Color on the Creek project, which enlivens Carroll Creek with lily pads and other water plants, as well as boats lit up with twinkly lights each winter. The three temporary kinetic sculptures installed in the creek were created by area artists Erin Aylor, Marguerite de Messières and Tsvetomir Naydenov, and the aforementioned Sterner, and the Rotary Club plans to introduce more each year. Perhaps Frederick’s most highly anticipated sculpture is Sarah Hempel Irani’s larger-than-life piece depicting Claire McCardell, a Frederick native who changed the look of women’s fashion. Commissioned by the Frederick Art Club with donations from the community, the bronze statue is slated to be installed along Carroll Creek in 2021 and will include a landscaped setting with delightful details, such as bricks that resemble plaid fabric, a benchmark of McCardell’s contribution to women’s clothing.

+ Take a self-guided tour of some of Frederick’s public art murals and sculptures by visiting https://www.visitfrederick.org/thingsto-do/tours/self-guided-tour/public-art-trail and following the map of destinations! To learn more about the Claire McCardell piece or donate to the project, go to www.frederickartclub.com/ theclairemccardellproject.

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FITNESS William R. Talley Recreation Center

, Frederick

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County ReStore

Zonta Club of Frederick

  O 301-662-2988 w www.frederickhabitat.org

O 301-600-1492

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The YMCA of Frederick County

  O 301-606-8161 m pbrosensteel@aol.com w www.zontafrederick.com

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  O 301-663-5131 w https://www.frederickymca.org GREEN VALLEY Y

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  O 301-607-6900 w https://www.frederickymca.org

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They are dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide and working alongside the community to eradicate violence against women, provide literacy tutoring, and raise funds for scholarships to benefit women in their education.

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Shop, donate and volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore! Bring your donation of furniture, appliances, household goods and building materials and shop for a deal. Every donation and every purchase gives more families in Frederick County the strength, stability and selfreliance that comes through affordable homeownership.

United Way of Frederick County

, 629 N. Market St. Frederick 21701

  O 301-663-4231 w www.unitedwayfrederick.org

@UnitedWayFrederick

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Frederick County.

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H O M E S \ R E A L E S TAT E \ \

KEEPING BUYERS AND SELLERS SAFE in the Real Estate Market SUBMITTED BY FREDERICK COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

During the home sale process, many different buyers are coming and going through your home. While the vast majority of these buyers have no malicious intent, there is no need to expose your family or your home and possessions to anyone who may have bad motives. Sellers can benefit from the following nine safety tips to protect loved ones and personal belongings. 1. Put away your valuables. Putting away your collectibles and valuable items, such as cash, jewelry, small electronics and expensive décor, means more safety. It probably won’t be a surprise that the master bedroom is the No. 1 target for thieves. 2. Lock your guns and any other weapons away and keep them out of sight. Attics are a great thing to use when your home is on the market. 3. Lock your medicines and pharmaceuticals away, and out of sight. It is unfortunate, but the police department gets regular reports of theft from homeowners’ medicine cabinets. 4. Depersonalize your home. This is good advice for anyone getting his or her home ready to sell. Realtors® often advise sellers to minimize highly personalized décor to appeal to the largest

7. Enlist the help of neighbors. They can alert you if they see

number of buyers. You may consider removing some of your

any suspicious behavior from visitors.

soon, so why not get a head start on the packing?

system. If you leave the system on, you will need to provide your

5. Hide personal information, such as calendars, important

Realtor® with a code to disable the system. Your Realtor® will

paperwork, lists or phone numbers.

provide that code to the buyer’s agent so they can turn off the

6. Consider installing security cameras. Prices on home security cameras have become more affordable in recent years. A home seller

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8. Consult with your Realtor® about your current home security

system and view the home. Ultimately, you want your home to be available and easy to show when buyers want to see it.

should disclose to potential buyers that there are home security

9. Work with a Realtor®. One of the best ways to ensure safety

cameras in use. Audio recordings are not allowed in Maryland

and to make sure random people are not walking through your

without consent. Consult with your Realtor® for details on this

house is to work with a Realtor® when you want to sell your home.

and for their recommendations.

One of the duties Realtors® perform is to list your home on the

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Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS communicates to all cooperating agents the conditions under which the seller chooses to show their home. “Whether you are buying or selling, engaging the services of a Realtor® adds a layer of security to the process,” said Maureen Nichols, real estate agent with RE/MAX Realty Plus in Mount Airy. “We have the ability to screen potential buyers as well as the Realtors® showing your home, and we can use an electronic key box — these are three simple, but key, ingredients to a more secure transaction.” For the most part, selling your home is a safe activity with many professionals on the alert for those who may have bad intentions. At the same time, by taking some extra precautions on your own you can ensure you leave no gaps where someone meaning to do

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+ The Frederick County Association of Realtors ® is the Frederick County Maryland professional association serving more than 1,100 members and is dedicated to preserving the vitality of the real estate market. Realtors® is a registered collective membership mark which may only be used by those real estate professionals who subscribe to the Realtors® organization’s strict Code of Ethics, and who are members of the National, State and Local Realtors® organization.

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FREDERICK’S GOLDEN MILE continues to grow Frederick’s “Golden Mile,” also known as West Patrick Street or U.S. Route 40, is home to many businesses, restaurants, shops and grocery stores. In the last year this vibrant corridor has become home to a number of new businesses, among them a handful of unique food/ grocery stores. Frederick’s Director of Economic Development Richard Griffin has stated that “the Golden Mile is a top retail destination corridor with over 50,000 vehicle trips daily and 117,000 people living within 5 miles of the corridor with average household incomes of $103,000 annually… The city has prioritized efforts to promote the Golden Mile as a state and locally designated enterprise zone and … the city remains confident that the Golden Mile will continue to thrive in the future.” In late fall, a new 13,390 square-foot grocery store called Megamart (losmega.com) opened on Western Drive in Frederick. Located at the far end of the Golden Mile, Megamart is tucked between Blentlinger Road and Western Drive. It offers a wide variety of foods and ingredients not found elsewhere in Frederick. Fresh produce, baked goods and a packed meat and fish counter are some of the features. The Frederick location was the 11th Megamart to open in the region, with other stores located in Rockville, Gaithersburg and Laurel. The former Frederick Towne Mall located at 1301 W. Patrick St., has been newly named District 40 and has as its first tenant Warehouse Cinemas (warehousecinemas.com). Warehouse Cinemas is independently owned and operated and shows first-run films in theaters filled with heated leather recliner seats. Gourmet pizzas, sandwiches and snacks, as well as draft beers and mixed drinks and wines, are also offered.

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The Golden Mile lost a tenant in 2020 as well. The space that Kmart vacated is now under construction and will soon be home to three different businesses. Lidl (lidl.com), a European grocery chain with more than 11,000 stores in 32 countries, is expected to open its Frederick store in 2021. Lidl first opened a U.S. store in Arlington, Va., in 2015, and now has 100 stores in nine East Coast states. Its nearest location is in Hagerstown. The Frederick store will be approximately 28,000 square feet and will offer fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products. Next-door neighbors to the Lidl will be Harbor Freight Tools (harborfreight.com), to occupy a 17,202 square-foot portion of the building, and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (ollies.us), which will relocate from its other Golden Mile location to this new space. Harbor Freight Tools a national chain operating since 1968, stocks more than 7,000 items in categories including automotive, shop equipment, air and power tools, outdoor equipment, compressors, welding and woodworking tools. There are about 1,000 stores across the U.S., including 11 in Maryland. Nearby locations are in Hagerstown and Gaithersburg.

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Catholic Schools FREDERICK COUNTY FREDERICK COUNTY St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) Catholic Schools COUNTY 8414FREDERICK Opossumtown Pike | Schools Frederick, MD 21702 Catholic SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358Schools FREDERICK COUNTY FREDERICK COUNTY Catholic St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K -Grade) 8th Grade St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K 8th Catholic Schools 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick, MD 21702 St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 8414 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702 MotherCatholic Seton School| (Pre-K - 8th Grade) Schools SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 St.Catholic John Regional School MD (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Schools Frederick, MD 21702 100 Creamery RoadCatholic | Emmitsburg, 21727 SJRCS.org MotherSetonSchool.org |SJRCS.org 8414 Opossumtown Pike| |301-447-3165 Frederick, MD 21702 | 301-695-9358 St.301-695-9358 John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade)

St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick, MD 21702 100 Creamery Road | (Pre-K Emmitsburg, MDMD 21727 8414 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick, 21702 Mother Seton School - 8th Grade) SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 Seton School (Pre-K - (Pre-K 8th MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 Mother Seton School - 8th Grade) Grade) 100 Creamery Road | (Pre-K Emmitsburg, SJRCS.org | 301-695-9358 St. Thomas More Academy -MD 8th21727 Grade)

Mother 100 Creamery Road | (Pre-K Emmitsburg, MD 21727 MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 Mother Seton School - 8thMD Grade) 103 Prospect Street | Middletown, 21769 100 Creamery Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727 MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 100 Creamery Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727 STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 Mother Seton School - 8th Grade) St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) MotherSetonSchool.org | (Pre-K 301-447-3165 MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 100St. Creamery Road || Middletown, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 103 ProspectMore Street MD 21769 Thomas Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) Saint John'sMore Catholic Prep (High School) MotherSetonSchool.org | 301-447-3165 STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 St. Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) 103Thomas Prospect Street | Middletown, MD 21769

3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD 21717 103 Prospect Street | Middletown, MD 21769 STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8th Grade) SaintJohnsprep.org | 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 103 Prospect | Middletown, 21769 Saint John's Street Catholic Prep (HighMD School) St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K 8thGrade) Grade) STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 St. Thomas More Academy (Pre-K 8th 3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD Saint John's Catholic Prep (High School) 21717 103 Prospect Street | Enroll Middletown, MD 21769 | Today! 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade 103 SaintJohnsprep.org Prospect Street | Pike Middletown, MD 21769 Saint John's Catholic Prep (High School) 3989 Buckeystown | Buckeystown, MD 21717 3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD 21717 SaintJohnsprep.org | 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 Saint John's Catholic Prep (High School) STMAmd.org | 240-490-5479 SaintJohnsprep.org | 301.662.4210 | 9th-12th Grade 3989 Buckeystown Pike | Buckeystown, MD 21717 Enroll Today! SaintJohnsprep.org | 9th-12th Grade Enroll| 301.662.4210 Today!

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS ENROLLMENTS INCREASE due to COVID-19 pandemic BY GINA GALLUCCI-WHITE

Whether it is through email, online inquires or phone calls, enrollment coordinator Laurie Szukalski is getting requests to enroll new students at Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg about three to five times per week, she said. Due to smaller class sizes and more individual student focus, many private schools have been able to hold in-person lessons during the pandemic, while public schools in Frederick County have remained closed since mid-March 2020. Some parents and guardians are turning to private schools to solve issues with a lack of socialization or difficulty with online learning, while some parents are trying to balance kids’ education and working from home. As of early December, enrollment for students in every grade at Mother Seton School (pre-K through eighth) was wait list only. Szukalski said there are more than 80 names on her list for this school year. “It is tough because you don’t want to turn anybody away,” she says. “You know the problems that the parents are facing. You do get heartbreaking stories. ...You know they are struggling and it is very hard to turn anybody away and tell them ‘no.’ But we also have to take into consideration the safety of our existing students and teachers.” About one-third of the students (110) at the Emmitsburg-based school are new this year. Szukalski notes inquiries increased when public school report cards were issued in the fall, and as COVID-19 cases began spiking in Frederick County. Parents/guardians were questioning whether public schools would return, as scheduled, in a hybrid model in late January 2021. About 80 percent of Mother Seton School students have opted for in-person learning, while 20 percent participate virtually. Frederick Christian Academy Administrator David Lavoie notes that this private school saw about a 20 percent enrollment increase

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in 2020, but staff did not create a wait list for prospective students because he knew families would be staying throughout the school year. “We turned away a lot of people in certain grades,” he says. Enrollment at The Banner School in Frederick increased from 115 students in 2019 to 155 in 2020. The school has a wait list for many grades with a few able to take one more student as of mid-December. “I think a lot of parents are looking for a safe option where their students are still learning in person and that is what we are trying to offer this year,” says Dena Zook-Howell, interim head of school. Private schools have been able to hold classes due to their ability to space desks 6 feet apart and students and staff wearing masks. Some schools have added plexiglass barriers to students’ desks and/ or teachers’ desks for extra precautions. Mother Seton students attend school for four and a half days per week. On Friday afternoons, students are dismissed early so custodians may do extra sanitization and cleaning. The school days also look drastically different than in 2019, in an effort to avoid additional virus exposures. Students are staying in their classroom for a majority of their school day, save for physical education and outdoor recess. Mother Seton still offers special classes such as art, music and library, but teachers are not coming into the classrooms. Instead, they are teaching remotely through Zoom. “They still get those specials, but without bringing an outside person into that environment,” Szukalski says.


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The Frederick-based Banner School has in-person instruction five days per week, while some students have chosen a virtual option. For those going in person, the school purchased face shields. Specials as well as middle school teachers are coming into classrooms instead of the students going to see them. Hand sanitizer is available and staff and students wash their hands throughout the day. “Kids are really joyful when they are in person,” Zook-Howell says. “... We all learn better when we can connect with people in person. We do see a difference from younger students to older students. Older students are more able to work virtually than younger students. It is still not joyful though. So one of the things we have really worked on this year is supporting kids socially and emotionally.” Zook-Howell believes 2020 has been all about problem solving. “What we have tried to do is think about all the different issues that might arise because of COVID and meet the needs of students, families and teachers,” she says. “I will tell you that is a constant effort. We put a lot of planning in this summer and we just continue to plan.” In the coming months, private schools will most likely face the challenge of retaining the students who came to them during the pandemic.

“I’ve had parents say things to me like ‘I never would have considered private school but my child is so happy and the teachers know the kids so well,’” Zook-Howell says. “They just feel really excited about being in school. I think those are things that are going to keep people. ...We know that there might be some people who leave (due to finances). They decide to go back to public school, but we really expect to maintain a number of people.” Szukalski says Mother Seton School has been trying to closely monitor their families. “We have been keeping in contact with them, (asking) what is working for them, what isn’t working for them to make sure that they are happy and their learning (is on track) and that all is going well. I think we have been very happy with the response that we have gotten back.” Reregistration begins in January for the 2021-2022 school year and Szukalski notes she has talked to many parents who had not initially planned on enrolling their children again, but have changed their minds because they are happy. “We are hoping our numbers at least stay the same if not go up,” she says. “We can maintain those families that came to us in their time of need that hopefully found a new home for their students.”

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EDUCATION throughout FREDERICK COUNTY COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Mother Seton School

Frederick Community College

Banner School

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  O 301-447-3161 w www.mothersetonschool.org

7932 Opossumtown Pike

Frederick

1730 N. Market St.

Frederick

  O 301-846-2400 w frederick.edu

  O 301-695-9320 w www.bannerschool.org

Hood College

Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center

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401 Rosemont Ave.

Frederick

  O 301-696-3400 m admission@hood.edu w www.hood.edu Mount St. Mary’s University

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16300 Old Emmitsburg Road

Emmitsburg

  O 301-447-6122 m admissions@msmary.edu w www.msmary.edu Mount St. Mary’s University, Frederick Campus

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5350 Spectrum Drive

Frederick

  O 301-682-8315 m inquiry@msmary.edu w www.msmary.edu

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1011 North Market St.

Frederick

  O 301-663-3427 w www.bethsholomfrederick.org Friends Meeting School

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3232 Green Valley Road

Ijamsville

  O 301-798-0288 w www.friendsmeetingschool.org Lucy School

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9117 Frostown Road

Middletown

  O 301-293-1163 w www.lucyschool.com

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100 Creamery Road

Emmitsburg

Saint John’s Regional Catholic School

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8414 Oppossumtown Pike

Frederick

  O 301-662-6722 w www.sjrcs.org

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Frederick Adventist School (pre-K–8)

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6437 Jefferson Pike

Frederick

  O 301-663-0363 Frederick Christian Academy (pre-K–12)

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6642 Carpenter Road

Frederick

  O 301-473-8990 New Life Christian School (pre-K–12)

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5909 Jefferson Pike

Frederick

  O 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (pre-K-8)

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103 Prospect St.

Middletown

  O 240-490-5479 St. John’s Catholic Prep High School (9–12)

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3989 Buckeystown Pike

Buckeystown

  O 301-662-4210

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PRESCHOOLS Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs The FCPS Pre-Kindergarten program is a state-funded program for 4-year-olds who meet the following eligibility requirements: - Must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of current school year.

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Lincoln Elementary

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Middletown Elementary (grades 3–5)

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5250 Kingsbrook Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-2500 w http://education.fcps.org/bces Brunswick Elementary

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200 Madison St., Frederick

  O 240-236-2650

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201 E. Green St., Middletown

  O 240-236-1100 Middletown Primary (grades K–2)

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403 Franklin St., Middletown

- Must reside in Frederick County.

  O 240-236-2900

  O 240-566-0200 w http://education.fcps.org/mps

- Those who qualify under the Free and Reduced-Price Meal guidelines or who are homeless or in foster care receive automatic placement.

Butterfly Ridge Elementary

Monocacy Elementary

For more information, visit http://www.fcps. org/academics/prekindergarten

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400 Central Ave., Brunswick

601 Contender Way, Frederick

  O 240-566-0300 Carroll Manor Elementary

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5624 Adamstown Road, Adamstown

  O 240-236-3800

Educare Learning Center

Centerville Elementary

Full-day, year-round child care program for children 8 weeks through school-age, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Additional part-time preschool program available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. during the school-year. Educare is MSDE Accredited, EXCELS Level 5, Approved Non-Public Educational Program (for 3-5 year olds), and Licensed (#65870).

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2538 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson

O 301-834-9007 w www.educatewithcare.com Frederick County Head Start

Provides 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families a comprehensive preschool program. Focus is on language skills, problem solving, creativity, personal growth, organizational skills and readiness for the public school system. Also offers parent education and special services.

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801 N. East St., Frederick

  O 301-378-9140

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS) Superintendent Theresa Alban

3601 Carriage Hill Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-0100 w http://education.fcps.org/ces Deer Crossing Elementary

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10601 Finn Drive, New Market

  O 240-236-5900

191 S. East St., Frederick

  O 301-644-5000 (General Information) w http://fcps.org

429 Main St., Myersville

  O 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

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93 W. Main St., New Market

  O 240-236-1300 w http://education.fcps.org/nmes/ New Midway Elementary School (grades 3–5)

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12226 Woodsboro Pike, Keymar

North Frederick Elementary

300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

  O 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary

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9525 Glade Road, Walkersville

  O 240-236-2100 Green Valley Elementary

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11501 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia

  O 240-236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary

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1285 Hillcrest Drive, Frederick

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1010 Fairview Ave., Frederick

  O 240-236-2000 Oakdale Elementary

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5830 Oakdale School Road, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-3300 Orchard Grove Elementary

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5898 Hannover Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-2400 w http://education.fcps.org/oges/

  O 240-236-3200

Parkway Elementary

Kemptown Elementary

  O 240-236-2600

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3456 Kemptown Church Road, Monrovia

Lewistown Elementary

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Frederick County Board of Education Main Administrative Office

Myersville Elementary

  O 240-236-1500

  O 301-696-6910

http://fcps.org/boe

7421 Hayward Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1400

Emmitsburg Elementary

  O 240-236-3500 w http://education.fcps.org/kes

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11119 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-3750 Liberty Elementary

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11820 Liberty Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1800

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300 Carroll Parkway, Frederick

Sabillasville Elementary

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16210-B Sabillasville Road, Sabillasville

  O 240-236-6000 Spring Ridge Elementary

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9051 Ridgefield Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-1600 Thurmont Elementary (grades 3–5)

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805 East Main St., Thurmont

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ABOUT FCPS 2019–20 Enrollment

> nearly 44,000 Enrollment Growth in Past Year

> 1,111 students Graduation Rate

> 92% Employees

> 6,000, of which nearly 3,000 are teachers ( full-time equivalent positions) Student Demographics

> 58% White, 18% Hispanic/Latino of any race, 13% Black or African American, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

> 27% Eligible for free or reduced-price

school meals

> 11% Receiving Special Education services > 13% Families for whom English is not the

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7989 Rocky Ridge Road, Thurmont   O 240-236-2800

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http://education.fcps.org/tps

Tuscarora Elementary

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6321 Lambert Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-0000 w http://education.fcps.org/tues Twin Ridge Elementary

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1106 Leafy Hollow Circle, Mount Airy

  O 240-236-2300 w http://education.fcps.org/tres Urbana Elementary at Sugarloaf

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3400 Stone Barn Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-0500 w http://education.fcps.org/ues Valley Elementary

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3519 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson

primary language

  O 240-236-3000 w http://education.fcps.org/ves

Per Pupil Expenditure

Walkersville Elementary

> $13,800 per year (2018–19) Combined SAT Scores (2019)

> 1,041 Maryland, 1,039 U.S., 1,058 Frederick County Advanced Placement Mean Scores (2018)

> 3.03 Maryland, 2.84 Global, 3.27 Frederick 37 Elementary Schools, Grades Kindergarten–5

> All provide full-day kindergarten > Pre-kindergarten is offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13 Middle Schools, Grades 6–8 10 High Schools, Grades 9–12, and a Virtual (Online) School Program

> Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide

> HeatherRidge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs

> Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori; Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter; and Frederick Classical Charter School. School Bus Riders

> 31,000+ Meals Served Daily

> 12,500 lunches, about 7,000 breakfasts Meal Cost*

> Elementary: $2.65 lunch, $1.60 breakfast > Middle/High: $2.90 lunch, $1.85 breakfast Free and reduced-price meals available to families with limited ability to pay (for details, call 301-644-5061, visit fcps.org/meals or contact the child’s school).

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83 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-1000 Waverley Elementary

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201 Waverley Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-3900 w http://education.fcps.org/waves Whittier Elementary

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2400 Whittier Drive, Frederick

  O 240-236-3100 w http://education.fcps.org/whes Wolfsville Elementary

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12520 Wolfsville Road, Myersville

  O 240-236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary (grades Pre-K–2)

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101 Liberty Road, Woodsboro

  O 240-236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary

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8717 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick

  O 240-236-1700 w http://education.fcps.org/yses

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

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5525 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

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301 Cummings Drive, Brunswick

  O 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

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7100 Foxcroft Drive, Frederick

  O 240-566-9000 Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle

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1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard, Frederick

  O 240-236-4900 Middletown Middle

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100 Martha Mason St., Middletown

  O 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle

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8009 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-4700 w http://education.fcps.org/moms New Market Middle

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125 W. Main St., New Market

  O 240-236-4600 w http://education.fcps.org/nmms Oakdale Middle

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9840 Old National Pike, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

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408 E. Main St., Thurmont

  O 240-236-5100 Urbana Middle

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3511 Pontius Ct., Ijamsville

  O 240-566-9200 w http://education.fcps.org/ums Walkersville Middle

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55 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

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515 W. Patrick St., Frederick

  O 240-236-4000 w http://education.fcps.org/wfms Windsor Knolls Middle

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11150 Windsor Road, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-5000 w http://education.fcps.org/wkms


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FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS Brunswick High

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101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick

  O 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

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14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont

  O 240-236-8100 Frederick High

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650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick

  O 240-236-7000 Gov. Thomas Johnson High

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1501 N. Market St., Frederick

  O 240-236-8200 w http://education.fcps.org/gtjhs Linganore High

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12013 Old Annapolis Road, Frederick

  O 240-566-9700 Middletown High

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200 Schoolhouse Drive, Middletown

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Career and Technology Center

The ARC of Frederick County

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7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-8500 w http://education.fcps.org/ctc Earth and Space Science Lab

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210 Madison St., Frederick

  O 240-236-2694 w http://education.fcps.org/essl Frederick County Virtual School (includes Flexible Evening High School)

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At Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School

1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard, Room 116

  O 240-236-8450

For a complete listing of schools, see the FCPS Calendar Handbook for 2020–2021 (page 52) at

w

https://www.fcps.org/about/calendar-handbook.

  O 240-236-7400 w http://education.fcps.org/mhs

  O 301-663-0909 w http://arcfc.org

Frederick County Special Olympics

w

http://somd.org/frederick-county

Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

  O 301-898-3587 w http://fc4htrp.org F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

A Down Syndrome Advocacy group in Frederick County

w

http://friendsoffredco.org

The Jefferson School For students with primary emotional disturbance and/or behavior disorders and secondary learning, developmental, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

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2940 Point of Rocks Road, Jefferson

  O 240-315-0200 Maryland School for the Deaf

Oakdale High

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 ,

101 Clarke Place, Frederick

  O 301-360-2000

5850 Eaglehead Drive, Ijamsville

TDD: 301-360-2001

  O 240-566-9400 w http://education.fcps.org/ohs

w

http://msd.edu

Tuscarora High

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5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick

  O 240-236-6400 Urbana High

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3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville

  O 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

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An educational program serving children 8 weeks to school-age

81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville

  O 240-236-7200

FCPS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

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7215 Corporate Court, Frederick

  O 301-663-7970 w http://carrollcreekmontessori.org Frederick Classical Charter School

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8445 Spires Way, Frederick

  O 240-236-1200 w http://frederickclassicalcharterschool.org Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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217 Dill Ave., Frederick

  O 301-668-5013 w http://education.fcps.org/mvmpcs

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SEC H A TL ITOHN \ \H E A D E R \ \

EIGHT WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM BY LAUREN LAROCCA

Strengthening your immune system is not an easy fix or one-step solution. It’s a process. In fact, reaching for a supplement to “boost your immune system” could potentially have detrimental effects if you suffer from autoimmune diseases or allergies. But by incorporating small changes into your diet and lifestyle, your entire system will benefit. And as each system — cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, muscular, digestive, etc. — becomes stronger, so will your immune system. Below are some simple tips to support overall well-being. MOVEMENT You might have heard in recent years that a sedentary lifestyle is worse than smoking — or, more succinctly, “sitting is the new smoking.” While there’s debate about the legitimacy of that claim, the sentiment is important. A sedentary lifestyle — one in which you take fewer than 1,000 steps each day — is detrimental to just about every aspect of your health, from circulation to hormones, and increases your risk for diabetes and some cancers. But the reverse is true, too. The more active you are, the stronger your body becomes. Something as simple as getting up every 30 minutes if you work at a desk or taking a walk on your lunch break adds up to massive benefits. Movement equals more oxygen to your blood, better sleep, improved digestion and assists ridding the body of toxins, ultimately preventing disease.

The natural world is healing, and as a society we become more removed from it every passing year. Not only has science shown multiple benefits from spending time outdoors, but everyone I know, myself included, feels a little better after a hike in a beautiful place. Even if it’s a stroll around the neighborhood, there is something about slowing down and simply observing the world around us, the

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seasons, and our place in it. It can be so powerful. We are nature, after all. It makes sense that being within nature would restore our energy and mood and bring a sense of connection and equilibrium.

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And before you write off earthing and forest bathing as “woo,� check the science. Something as simple as connecting your bare feet to the soil can decrease your white blood cell count and inflammation.

FOOD IS MEDICINE The root of disease is so often in the gut, so healing the gut (and any gut permeability) means healing overall. Though it sounds like a no-brainer, eating whole foods, preferably ones that are in season and not sprayed with pesticides, is one of the quickest routes to feeling more full of vitality by being truly nourished, not just full.

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Smaller portion sizes can help your gut work more optimally, too, and herbs and spices bring more benefits. A simple way to introduce healing herbs and spices into your diet is to make herbal teas or spiced milk. Sometimes called golden milk, use your milk of choice (vegan is OK), simmer with spices such as turmeric, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and clove, and pour it into a mug over a dollop of ghee and honey.


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and reflexology treatments remove blockages and restore a flow among the systems of the body. Energy work, too, can indirectly aid the immune system by helping the body go into a deep state of relaxation.

ORAL HYGIENE Often overlooked for its connection to our overall health, oral hygiene is an important factor to consider. Something as simple as brushing and flossing two to three times a day will give your immune system a break in fighting bacteria and preventing a potential infection. Another practice people swear by (especially those prone to cavities) is gargling with coconut oil, also known as oil pulling, for 20 minutes a day to remove bacteria.

COLD SHOWERS I know, right? Eek! Half the time, the reason I take a shower in the winter is to warm up. But adjusting the water temperature to cold for even 30 seconds (and building up the courage to go for longer periods of time) is another trick to strengthen your immune system. It’s been shown to improve circulation, lower cortisol levels, ease depression and even help with pain management. It’s certainly not the most comfortable thing to do, but your body adjusts in time.

ADEQUATE SLEEP Your body heals itself every night when you’re sleeping. Lack of sleep has been linked to increased systemic inflammation and, in short, decline in overall health. If you struggle with falling or staying asleep, stick to a sleep schedule or try chamomile tea, valerian root, magnesium, melatonin, 5HTP or L-theanine.

BREATHWORK Science has proven that breathwork — exercises that often include controlled, deep breathing — rapidly oxygenates the blood, improving circulation, stimulating the brain and strengthening the immune system. Start with less intense breathwork and over time you’ll develop a practice that is comfortable for you. Tons of free breathwork videos are on YouTube, or you can download apps that will help guide you.

+ Lauren LaRocca is an astro-herbalist and Reiki master. Visit her at www.karmarocca.com.

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H E A LT H L I S T I N G S \\ Frederick Health Mount Airy

 Primary Care , 1502 S. Main St., Suite 303 Mount Airy

Frederick Health Hospital

, 400 W. Seventh St.

Frederick

w FrederickHealth.org   O 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700

Volunteer Services

  O 240-566-3567 Frederick Health Aspen Ridge

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163 Thomas Johnson Drive,

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

O 240-566-313

Frederick Health Myersville

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3000-D Ventrie Ct., Myersville

  O 240-215-6310 Frederick Health Rose Hill

 , 1562 Opossumtown Pike Frederick

Primary Care, Suite 302

  O 240-215-6310

Suite A, Frederick

Imaging

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

  O 240-566-3400

  O 240-566-3132

Laboratory

Frederick Health Crestwood

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7211 Bank Court,

Frederick

Breast Surgery, Suite 110

  O 301-418-6611 Sleep Medicine, Suite 200

  O 240-566-3101 Frederick Health Thomas Johnson

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75 Thomas Johnson Drive

Frederick

Hearing Care, Suite A

  O 240-566-7378

  O 240-575-2526

Primary Care, Suite 230

Ear, Nose & Throat Care, Suite B

  O 240-215-6310 Endocrine & Thyroid, Suite 240

  O 240-215-1454 Imaging, Suite 100 and 101

  O 240-566-3400 Nutrition & Weight Management, Suite 240

  O 240-575-2526 Frederick Health Toll House

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501 W. Seventh St., Frederick

Ear, Nose & Throat Care (Otolaryngology), Suite 102

  O 240-575-2536

  O 240-215-1474

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Suite 101

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, Suite 120

Surgery, Suite 102

  O 240-566-3132 Laboratory, Suite 130

  O 240-215-1440 ProMotion Fitness, Suite 220

  O 240-215-1470

  O 240-566-4373   O 240-566-4373 Primary Care, Suite 104

  O 240-215-6310 Urgent Care, Suite 104

Frederick Health Urbana

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3430 Worthington Blvd.

Frederick

Urgent Care

O 240-566-7300 Primary Care

O 240-215-6310 Imaging

O 240-566-3400

1 Frederick Health Way

Frederick

Home Care

O 240-566-3568 Hospice

O 240-566-3030 Frederick Health Walkersville

 ,

15 E. Frederick St.

Walkersville

Primary Care

O 240-215-6310 James M. Stockman Cancer Institute Frederick Health Medical Group

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1562 Opossumtown Pike

Frederick

490-L Prospect Blvd., Frederick

  O 240-566-3001 Mount Airy Health & Wellness Pavilion

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504 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

Mount Airy

Frederick Health Medical Group – Endocrine & Thyroid, Suite 120

  O 240-215-1454 Frederick Health Medical Group – Oncology & Hematology, Suite 120

  O 301-662-8477 Frederick Health Medical Group – Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

  O 301-663-9573 Frederick Health Medical Group – Urology, Suite 120

  O 240-575-2526

Laboratory, Suite 105

Support Services

  O 301-829-5800

  O 240-566-4100

Primary Care, Suite 120

Chest Surgery

  O 240-566-4373 Urology

Infusion Therapy O 240-566-4100

Laboratory, Suite 105

Supportive & Geriatric Care

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  O 301-663-4774

  O 240-566-3400

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Cancer Surgery

Imaging, Suite 104

  O 301-698-8374

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Frederick Health Employer Solutions

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Frederick

Hood Student Health & Counseling Services

  O 240-566-7005

Frederick Health Village

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, Suite B

  O 240-215-6310

516 Trail Ave.

Frederick

  O 240-566-3030

  O 240-566-4100

Primary Care, Suite A

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O 240-566-3132

Oncology & Hematology

  O 240-566-3410

Frederick Health Dental Clinic

Mount Airy

  O 301-360-2574

  O 240-566-3132

  O 240-566-4500

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab  

Care Clinic, Suite 103

194 Thomas Johnson Drive

Radiation Medicine

Frederick Health Hospice – Kline House

  O 240-566-4373

 ,

  O 240-566-4100

O 301-874-2163

Laboratory

  O 301-698-8374

Frederick Health Liberty

Integrative Services

  O 240-566-3031

  O 240-215-6310

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FREDERICK (TJ) OFFICE 87 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 101, Frederick, MD 21702 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–7pm (6pm in summer); Walk-Ins 8–9am Saturday, 9am–noon (by appointment only, no walk-ins) PHONE: 301-694-0606 BALLENGER CREEK OFFICE 6550 Mercantile Drive, Suite 106, Frederick, MD 21703 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm; Walk-ins 8–9am PHONE: 301-668-6347 MOUNT AIRY OFFICE 1311 South Main Street, Suite 304, Mount Airy, MD 21771 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm; Walk-ins 8–9am PHONE: 301-829-6146 URBANA OFFICE 3500 Campus Drive, Suite D, Urbana, MD 21704 HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm; Walk-ins 8–9am PHONE: 301-874-6107

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REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

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Rockville

  O 240-864-6000

Frederick Health Hospital

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Frederick

  O 240-566-3300 Frederick Surgical Center

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Frederick

  O 301-694-3400

Brook Lane Health Services

Georgetown University Hospital

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Hagerstown

  O 301-733-0330

Washington, D.C.

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Westminster

  O 410-848-3000 Children’s National Medical Center

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Washington, D.C.

  O 202-884-5000

1-800-787-0021

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Silver Spring

  O 301-754-7000 Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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Baltimore

  O 1-800-455-6467

Good Samaritan Hospital

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Baltimore

  O 410-532-8000 Greater Baltimore Medical Center

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Baltimore

  O 443-849-2000

Sheppard Pratt Services at FHH

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Frederick

Washington Adventist Hospital

Baltimore

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

Gettysburg, Pa.

Rockville

  O 301-279-6000

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The Gettysburg Hospital

  O 717-334-2121

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Mercy Medical Center

  O 202-444-2000

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Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

  O 240-566-3990

  O 410-332-9000

1-800-342-2992

Carroll County General Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital

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Baltimore

  O 410-578-8600 Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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Rockville

  O 301-251-4500 Saint Agnes Hospital

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Baltimore

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Takoma Park

  O 301-891-7600 Washington County Hospital Association

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Hagerstown

  O 301-790-8000 Washington Hospital Center

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Washington, D.C.

  O 202-877-7000

  O 410-368-6000

FREDERICK HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER We provide alternative medical care that will reverse and prevent disease using the fundamental healing principles of mind-body medicine. Offering a safe, effective and natural approach to help regain your health and well being. Our services include: Acupuncture • Nutrition Coaching • Qi Gong Instruction

LIVE LIKE YOU’RE MEANT TO LIVE We Accept Cigna, Aetna, and CareFirst BlueCross/ BlueShield Insurance

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High Quality Pediatric Care in a Respectful Friendly Environment Six locations to better serve you Convenient office hours including nights & weekends Virtual visits available Telephone advice from our nurses during office hours Committed to patient service & satisfaction NOW WELCOMING NEW PATIENTS!

Call us today 301-662-0133 1475 Taney Ave, Frederick | 610 Solarex Ct, Frederick 9093 Ridgefield Dr, Frederick | 3020B Ventrie Ct, Myersville 504 E. Ridgeville Blvd, Mt. Airy | 3430 Worthington Blvd, Urbana

Visit us online at www.thepedcenter.com

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VIRTUAL FITNESS CLASSES allow seniors to stay active BY GINA GALLUCCI-WHITE

A year ago, older adults seeking to sign up for fitness classes at one of the four senior centers in Frederick County were often out of luck. Classes such as Strength and Stretch, Floor Yoga and Line Dancing filled up quickly due to popularity and limited class sizes. Now that senior centers have pivoted to the Virtual 50+ Center, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, class space is only limited by the number of participants allowed in the online platform — 100. “That has been a real bonus for us,” says Kitty Devilbiss, director of home and community connections with the county’s Senior Services Division. In winter months, seniors sometimes chose to stay home instead of exercising at the centers due to inclement weather and wanting to avoid cold and flu season exposures. With the virtual option, the schedule allows older adults the opportunity to continue to stay engaged.

The county offers an all-access virtual fitness pass subscription in which participants may join as many classes as they want during a three-month period. “Starting in January, we will have 16 classes a week and they can come to all 16 of them every week if they wanted to,” says Susan Hofstra, Urbana Senior Center director. If folks only want to attend one class a week, they may still buy just that class. Most fitness classes do not require additional exercise equipment. In some cases, substitutions may be made, such as using soup cans or water bottles instead of free weights.

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Senior center assistant Caitlyn Kirby notes instructors have had to adjust how they teach classes because they are not physically there to see how people are performing the exercises. Many will explain exercises more and offer substitutions or adjustments if participants are having difficulties.

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“People don’t want to be out in public situations because of COVID so this (virtual fitness option is) giving them a way to remain active in their own space,” says Dara Markowitz, Frederick Senior Center supervisor. She notes Strength and Stretch is the most popular fitness class, but “people are coming on for everything. Some people come on several times a day.”


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Hofstra has observed that some people feel more comfortable taking class at home. “They feel like people would look at them at the senior center if they messed up,” she says. “They are more comfortable because they know no one is really watching them at their house.”

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The virtual option has also allowed for folks that only attended one senior center to meet people who attended others. “People are getting to know other people from other centers that they would not get to know if we were just at the center,” Hofstra says. “They look forward to seeing each other. I think that has been a real benefit.” The centers are also able to offer evening and Saturday classes for the first time. Devilbiss notes feedback has been positive on these new classes because some seniors are working and unable to attend daytime classes, but now may come to these offerings. “That is really one of the goals that we’ve had and being able to do that through the virtual center has just been really a jump start on expanding our hours of service,” she says. Older adults sometimes get labeled as being techno-phobic but Markowitz believes that is just a myth. “If people are interested in what you are offering and they have access to wi-fi, they have been eager to learn with us,” she says.

+ Find out more To access and sign up for Virtual 50+ Community Center programs, go online to: https://frederickcountymd.gov/8075/Virtual-50-Community-Center

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TRANSiT Offers Safety Measures for Drivers

BY KENDALL TIFFANY, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, TransIT SERVICES OF FREDERICK COUNTY

TransIT’s public transportation services are an essential aspect of day-to-day life for Frederick-area residents to get to work, medical appointments, grocery stores, and other necessary places, such as school. While much of the community is working from home, some of our critical, frontline community members utilize TransIT’s services to get to and from their essential jobs. TransIT has made critical changes to support and protect the public in need of transportation services, along with TransIT drivers and staff. All TransIT services, including TransIT-plus, will continue to remain fare free until further notice. By providing fare-free trips, there is a reduction in direct contact between drivers and passengers. Please note customers will receive a two-week notice before fares will be charged again. Operational changes on Connector buses include passengers boarding and exiting vehicles using the rear door unless the ramp or kneeler are needed in order to board the vehicle. For TransIT-plus, dispatchers are working to schedule trips in a way that allows riders to safely distance onboard. TransIT-plus drivers are no longer entering care facilities and will not pick up passengers from the curb.

Masks or facial coverings are required onboard all TransIT vehicles and passengers should physically distance from others that are not a part of their immediate household.

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+ For more information on TransIT’s services locally or information on COVID-19 directly related to TransIT, visit TransIT’s website at www.frederickcountymd.gov/transit or contact TransIT directly at transit@frederickcountymd.gov or by phone at 301-600-2065.

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TransIT has made a number of vehicle retrofits to further protect passengers and drivers. TransIT staff is in the process of installing Plexiglas driver barriers on all vehicles. All vehicles also have hand sanitizer stations mounted at every door. Passengers are encouraged to use the sanitizer when boarding and exiting the vehicle. Each evening at the conclusion of service, the inside of each vehicle is disinfected.


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‘GLOWING UP’

Frederick chef overcomes challenges, continues to inspire

BY LAUREN LAROCCA

If you live in Frederick, you’re likely to have at least heard the name Christine Van Bloem. She’s gained a reputation for her hilarious sense of humor while teaching countless people how to cook via the Kitchen Studio Cooking School. For the past 15 years, Van Bloem expanded the Kitchen Studio’s offerings and helped to foster a growing community of curious Frederick foodies who were eager to try new foods and food prep. Then 2020 happened. “We were so busy these past couple years, we were selling out of all our classes, selling out of everything,” Van Bloem said from her home in Downtown Frederick. “COVID ended all that.” During the course of a year, she would shut down all of her inperson classes after pandemic restrictions were put in place, and later, say goodbye to the commercial space that was home to the Kitchen Studio since 2005. Even more personal crises would strike before the year’s end. In the midst of packing and moving out of the brick-and-mortar Kitchen Studio in August — and, frankly, in the midst of the grieving process because of it — Van Bloem’s husband had a cerebellar stroke. And exactly one month later, Van Bloem herself experienced a heart attack. Both are recovering, but to say that things are fine would be a bit of a stretch. It’s been a year to remember, she says. When Van Bloem moved to Frederick nearly 25 years ago, she was working in marketing but wanted to pursue her passion for cooking full-time. In 2001, she left her marketing career, became a personal chef and started teaching private cooking classes at people’s homes. This was the genesis of what would soon become the Kitchen Studio. By 2005, she was ready to go bigger and opened the brickand-mortar school with a commercial kitchen and lots of space for classes. No one was doing anything like it in Frederick at the time. “Our last class was March 12 (2020) and I remember someone saying, ‘Hopefully this is not your last class ever.’ We all thought we’d be closed for a couple weeks. Everybody can look back now at the good ol’ days of March.”

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SPANISH TORTILLA

Photo and recipe courtesy of Christine Van Bloem of The Kitchen Studio Cooking School Need a quick, filling dinner that uses just a few pantry staples? Of course you do! We always have eggs and potatoes hanging around, so enter the Spanish Tortilla. As a Tortilla Espanola, this gussied up potato-and-egg dish is way more than a potato omelet, as potatoes are the star of the show here, not just a filling. With just a few ingredients, this easy Spanish tapa will make a great dinner, breakfast or snack. It may take a time or two for you to get the flip just right so that both sides are evenly cooked, but relax, don’t panic, and just tuck any errant slices of potato back into the pan. It’s going to be easy, delicious and your new favorite! 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 3-4 red or Yukon Gold potatoes (russets will also work just fine), peeled and thinly sliced 6 large eggs salt pepper 1 tablespoon minced parsley Place olive oil into a medium non-stick skillet. Add sliced onions and potatoes plus a good pinch of salt and pepper, then cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Stir potato/ onion mixture and place a lid on the pan, cooking, covered, for 2-3

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minutes, then giving a stir, repeating this process for 10-12 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and have started to brown. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until well beaten. Add another good pinch of salt and pepper, then pour eggs over potato mixture. Run a silicone spatula around the sides to loosen the cooking egg and gently pull potatoes up on the edges while tilting the pan, allowing uncooked eggs to fill in the spaces, repeating for 2-3 minutes, while eggs cook and mixture begins to firm. Remove pan from heat and invert a plate over the egg and potato mixture. Using a towel to help you (and prevent getting burned with a hot pan!), flip the pan over so that the tortilla has flipped onto the plate, cooked side up. Return the tortilla to the pan by sliding it off the plate and into the pan, tucking in any stray potatoes. Allow to cook for another minute or two, until just cooked throughout. Slide tortilla out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Cut into 4-6 wedges, garnish with freshly minced parsley and serve hot or cold. Works great as an easy breakfast the next day! A little saffron aioli on the side is all you need to add a little somethin’ extra, but feel free to skip it if it’s more than you can deal with. Otherwise, crush and paste one garlic clove with a pinch of salt, add a good scoop of mayo, then add a nice pinch of saffron that you crush in your palm. Stir to combine and serve on the side.


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AirPods and jumped in feet first. We were trying to stave off bankruptcy. … The staff jumped in, and to watch them work was amazing.” Another rather amazing thing was finding that students were joining Van Bloem and her staff in online classes from all over the country — and the world. When students involved in a Kitchen Studio summer cooking camp asked for measurements using the metric system, Van Bloem realized they were based in Zambia. Others tuned in from Hungary and Singapore. For the first few months, online classes were taught on location at the school, but after Van Bloem let go of the lease at the end of August, instructors, including Van Bloem, began teaching from their home kitchens. They keep classes small, so moderators can keep up with answering questions in the chats. “The instructors and I have all taken online classes to see how other people are doing things, like the Food Network, and I really think we’re just doing such an awesome job. People are trapped in their houses, and we’re doing the best we can to give them something to do and something to look forward to.” The staff is mindful to use ingredient lists that are manageable and include easy-to-find foods. For a Sushi 101 class in January, for instance, students will need a sushi mat (about $3), nori and rice, all easily found locally or online. Anything else students want to experiment with is optional.

Staff also pays attention to pending food shortages, which occurred more frequently during the early days of the pandemic with things such as yeast and some meats. Some upcoming classes will focus on artisan bread-making, pho and ramen, steak, and cooking with beer, as well as a “make ahead” class that will teach students meal prep for three or four dishes that can be refrigerated or frozen. One of the perks of online classes is that students have their hands on every step of the process — and they get to keep all the food, rather than eat it family-style as they would during in-person classes at the Kitchen Studio. Van Bloem is adjusting and acknowledges the benefits of online classes, but, still, she misses being with everyone in person. “I miss laughing with people, and God, I love seeing when they ‘get’ something,” she said. “I gotta be honest, it kind of broke me, having to move out of the space and then having so much trauma all at one time with my husband’s stroke while I’m in the process of moving out of this space, and then having a heart attack in the middle of a pandemic … . I feel guilty complaining or even acknowledging that things have been hard, because I always think that things have been harder for other people, but I’m a little broken right now, and I’m working really hard at getting myself back together.”

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In recent months, Van Bloem started a new project. A blog, called “The Empty Nest Kitchen” debuted in the fall. “That’s been really fun, and I haven’t been doing that with any ulterior motive. I just like to write, and I like to be busy — I really like to be busy.” She’s also started The Glow Up Project, encouraging women age 50 and older to go a little easier on themselves. She focuses on cooking for two and living life on purpose as an empty nester. “I like it because it doesn’t have anything to do with losing weight, because to hell with that. Most women my age — I’m over 50 — we are incredibly tough on ourselves. But we have to acknowledge that we deserve to be seen, and we have to feel it in our own hearts. I’m doing stuff like ‘This week you need to be in the picture’ and ‘This week we’re putting on real pants’ and posting pictures of myself. I want to give people a little victory — without restricting their calories or getting their hair done. “I have like 4 inches of gray roots,” Van Bloem went on. “What I wanna do is go to this lovely aesthetician and have her do my eyebrows. What I wanna do is go somewhere and cut off all the dyed hair and rock the gray, but none of this is gonna happen right now during a pandemic. “So, I put on real pants and real shoes. It’s a victory.”

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ART CENTERS & GALLERIES The ArtistAngle Gallery

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124 S. Carroll St.

Frederick

  O 240-285-4393 w www.theartistangle.com Delaplaine Arts Center

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40 S. Carroll St.

Frederick

  O 301-698-0656 w www.delaplaine.org The Frederick Arts Council

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5 E. Second St. and

11 W. Patrick St., Suite 201, Frederick

  O 301-662-4190 w www.frederickartscouncil.org

MUSEUMS Beatty Cramer House

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Liberty Road, Frederick

  O 301-668-2086 Brunswick Heritage Museum

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40 W. Potomac St.

Brunswick

  O 301-834-7100 w www.brunswickmuseum.org

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339 S. Seton Ave.

Emmitsburg

  O 301-447-6606 w www.setonshrine.org Roger Brooke Taney House

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121 S. Bentz St.

Frederick

  O 301-663-7880 w www.frederickhistory.org

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS City of Frederick Parks & Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department was founded in 1927 to provide recreational opportunities to all Frederick city residents, regardless of age, race or religion, and to provide and maintain parks, swimming pools, and sports facilities for public use and benefit.

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Frederick

  O 301-663-1188 w www.frederickhistory.org National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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48 E. Patrick St.

Frederick

  O 301-695-1864 w www.civilwarmed.org Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum

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1611 N. Market St.

Frederick

  O 301-600-1650 w www.rosehillmuseum.com Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

, 1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick

  O 301-663-3885 thefrederickguide.com

  O 301-217-0960 w www.disabledsportsusa.org Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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Baltimore

  O 301-825-5359 w www.marylandravens.org

NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a footpath across 2,168 miles from Georgia to Maine. Almost 40 miles cross Maryland, most following the ridgeline of South Mountain. There is only a 1,650-foot change in elevation from the low point at the Potomac River to the high point at High Rock.

w https://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/Pages/at.aspx

Catoctin Mountain Park

w nps.gov/cato

Frederick County Parks & Recreation

184.5-mile linear park that interprets the role of canals in America’s westward expansion. A towpath cuts through the Catoctin Mountains at Point of Rocks. Eight miles west, the towpath comes to the railroad town of Brunswick.

Parks-Recreation

YMCA

Thurmont

Rockville

  O 301-600-1300 w cityoffrederick.com/255/

121 N. Bentz St. Frederick

Heritage Frederick

12610 Catoctin Furnace Road,

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Contains 25 miles of hiking trails, camping and lodging, and scenic overlooks.

  O 240-288-7396 w www.catoctinfurnace.org

 ,

Disabled Sports USA

, Talley Recreation Center

Frederick County offers a variety of parks and recreation programs for its residents. Find out about seasonal activities for all ages at recreater. com. For a map of all Frederick County park facilities, go to: http:// maps.frederickcountymd.gov/ parksandrecreation.

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.

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The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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1000 N. Market St.

Frederick

 O 301-663-5131 w www.frederickymca.org

SPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Baltimore Chapter – Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS)

 ,

Baltimore

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

 ,

Annapolis

  O 410-266-5722 w www.crabsailing.org

C & O Canal National Historical Park

w nps.gov/pohe National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park

 ,

South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg

  O 301-477-1000 w firehero.org

STATE PARKS State Park Reservations

  O 1-888-432-2267 w https://parkreservations. maryland.gov

Cunningham Falls State Park The William Houck Area is 3 miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 (lake, falls and camping); the Manor Area is 3 miles south of Thurmont off U.S. Route 15 (aviary, camping, Catoctin Iron Furnace). Swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing, campsites and camper cabins available April through October.

w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/pages/western/ cunningham.aspx

Gambrill State Park

Located on the ridge of the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick. Includes 16 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Three stone overlooks offer views of Frederick and Middletown Valley. Nature center, wooded picnic areas, a small fishing pond, picnic shelters. The Tea Room lodge is available for reservation.

w https://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/Pages/western/ gambrill.aspx Gathland State Park

Once the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. A large stone monument dedicated to the memory of the Civil War. Hiking trails and picnic pavilion available.

 ,

Jefferson

w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/Pages/western/ gathland.aspx

Greenbrier State Park

Multi-use park with a 42-acre manmade freshwater lake and beach. Swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing. Visitor center open yearround. 11 miles of hiking trails.

 ,

Boonsboro

  O 301-791-4767 w https://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/Pages/western/ greenbrier.aspx

South Mountain Recreation Area

40-mile multi-use state park weaving along the South Mountain ridge from the Pennsylvania line to the Potomac River. It has no distinguishable boundary or entrance facility and can be accessed at a number of locations. Most of the park is only accessible by foot. Guided climbing at Annapolis Rocks requires a special use agreement to be completed in advance.

w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/pages/western/ southmountain.aspx

Washington Monument State Park

Located atop South Mountain and named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. The monument is a rugged stone tower that was initially erected in 1827. Stop by the park office or museum to learn more about the first major Civil War battle fought in Maryland.

, Middletown

  O 301-791-4767 w http://dnr.maryland.gov/ publiclands/pages/western/ southmountain.aspx


African American Cemetery Trail At least 271 enslaved people of African ancestry worked at Catoctin Furnace between the 1770s and the 1840s. Panels along this trail tell the story of the furnace and village. They also provide a window into the lives of the people who lived and labored here and were buried in the cemetery.

Open 7 days a week dawn to dusk.

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. 12610 Catoctin Furnace Rd | Thurmont, MD 21788 catoctinfurnace.org | info@catoctinfurnace.org 240-288-7396

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AMELUNG: Frederick’s own historic glassmaker SUBMITTED BY HERITAGE FREDERICK

America has long been known as “the land of opportunity,” and this is the story of one individual who traveled all the way from Breman, Germany, to Maryland to set up a successful business in 1784. In the 1780s, the United States was a new and independent nation. Its abundance of natural resources and manufacturing opportunities attracted many investors and craftspeople from overseas. One of Maryland’s most talented immigrants was Johann Friedrich Amelung (1741-1798). After the Revolutionary War, America looked very promising to entrepreneurs like Johann Friedrich (whose name was anglicized to John Frederick after arriving in the U.S.). Amelung’s area of expertise was in glassmaking. Today, when we dine and shop in Frederick, we take glassware for granted, but in the 18th century, it was highly prized. Americans drank from glassware that was designed for every kind of beverage, from rum to punch. They wore glass buttons on their clothes and glass jewelry. Sugar bowls were made of glass, as were presentation pieces to celebrate a special achievement or occasion. Most of these goods were still imported from Britain, but America’s craftspeople began experimenting with glassmaking as early as 1608 in Jamestown, Va. Three glassmaking concerns began in Frederick County in the 18th century, all preceding Amelung’s, and all closing before he arrived. With 11 years of experience in the business, Amelung was confident he would do well in the United States. He had learned details of the trade from his brother, who had leased a mirror and window glass factory in Germany. The business ran into trouble, however, which prompted Johann Friedrich to branch out on his own. Amelung chose Maryland as the site for his new investment, perhaps due to a meeting with a Baltimore merchant while in Bremen. To prepare for the journey, Amelung sold his wife’s mortgaged farm for about $2,500, with the understanding from his wife and her sister that the money would be used to purchase land in America. He also raised £10,000 from Bremen

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investors. With that capital, he purchased equipment for three glass ovens, hired trained workers, and paid for transportation via the ship Fame. Upon arrival in Baltimore on Aug. 31, 1784, he carried letters of introduction from influential Americans in Europe, intended for presentation to political leaders such as Thomas Johnson, the first governor of Maryland and a member of Congress; Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of the wealthiest men in Maryland, and William Paca, governor of Maryland. Both Carroll and Paca were also signers of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Crockett, the Baltimore merchant whom Amelung had met in Germany, helped him find a site for his new company. Frederick County was chosen due to many favorable conditions. The land offered an abundance of trees for fuel and potash, clay and sand with a high silica content. It was close to major cities and potential markets, and it had access to navigable water to transport the raw materials and finished products. The area was also heavily populated with German immigrants. Probably most important of all, it had a glassworks that was available for purchase. In November 1784, Amelung purchased an existing glass manufactory from the estate of Conrad Foltz. The New Bremen Glass Manufactory, located near Frederick Town, opened in 1785 and soon began producing “Window Glasses of two sorts, and also green and white hollow ware.” Soon after, Amelung expanded his line to include bottles, drinking glasses, optical glasses and looking glasses.” In addition, he could decorate the products with “Devices, Cyphers, Coats of Arms, or any other Fancy Figures” cut in the glass. During the peak of his business, his products were distributed in Frederick Town, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York.


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The Amelung House and Glassworks is a historic structure located in Urbana in Frederick County.

One of his most creative and effective strategies to gain profit was his line of presentation pieces that he designed for people of influence. In 1789 he traveled to Mount Vernon, where he presented a pair of goblets to Gen. George Washington. Four months later, President Washington approved a 10 percent duty on glass imports, thus reducing Amelung’s competition overseas. To help his business – and others – Amelung proposed that manufacturers be exempt from taxes, that their employees be excused from military service and civil arrest (and the employer be held accountable), and that loans of at least one-third the value of the manufactory be made to be interest-free for 5 years or more. To protect the public interest, a board of supervisors would oversee the manufacturers. He argued that companies such as his contributed to the nation’s economy and health. Amelung didn’t just create a company, he also created a community, with houses for his employees and an “English School” so that the children could receive a well-rounded education including French, English and German, writing, math and music. Certainly he added to the area’s population with trained craftspeople; by 1790 he reported that he was employing between 400 and 500 individuals. In 1790, however, weather conditions took their toll on the business. A strong wind caused the collapse of houses and nearby mills. His

Fine examples of New Bremen glasswork may be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Winterthur Museum, the Smithsonian Institution and the Historical Society of Frederick County.

company also suffered from a devastating fire. High shipping costs and changing fashions were other contributors to the downward spiral, and the company closed in 1794, 10 years after it opened. While this is not a “rags to riches” story, Amelung’s pieces are revered for their unparalleled classical elegance. The cut wares made at the New Bremen Glass Manufactory are among the finest in this country. Examples of New Bremen glasswork are in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Winterthur Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. They are also stored at the Museum of Frederick County in Downtown Frederick.

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BRUNSWICK ACTIVITIES: Brunswick Community Carnival (late June): Live music and activities including a petting zoo, face painting, food, vendors and a balloon artist, at the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Hall. Brunswick Railroad Days: The annual festival occurs on the first weekend of October to celebrate the city’s history with the B&O Railroad. Model train display, rides aboard MARC trains and multiple food vendors and musical entertainers. Veterans Day Parade: Annual parade through downtown Brunswick with an opening ceremony at 1 p.m. The parade honors those who have served the country both past and present, starting at 2 p.m.

CITY FACTS: * Data as of 2010, based on the U.S. Census

Population: 5,870

City Hall

Number of households:

 ,

31 W. Potomac St.

2,144

  O 301-834-7500 w BrunswickMD.gov

Median value of owner occupied household:

LIBRARY

$220,700

Frederick County Public Libraries Brunswick branch

People under the age of 5:

 ,

6.4 percent

People under age of 18: 25.5 percent

915 N. Maple Ave.

  O 301-600-7250 w fcpl.org LOCAL DINING A Better Choice Bakery

People age 65 years or older: 10 percent

, 6 W. Potomac St.

Language other than English spoken in the home:

Beans in the Belfry

6.2 percent

High school graduate or higher over the age of 25: 92 percent

Bachelor’s degree or higher over the age of 25: 33.8 percent

ELECTED OFFICIALS

  O 301-712-4137

 ,

122 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-834-7178 Boxcar Burgers

 ,

12 S. Maple Ave.

  O 202-642-1902 The Hive

 ,

318 Petersville Road

  O 301-696-6506 King’s Pizza

 ,

215 W. Potomac St.

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Towpath Creamery

Brunswick Service Center

 ,

 ,

12 S. Maple Ave.

  O 301-969-6480

98 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8006

Wing N Pizza Shack

C.M. Bloomers

 ,

 ,

100 Souder Rd

  O 301-834-5555 SHOPS American Tattoo Studio

 ,

1434 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8335

76 Souder Road

  O 301-834-8200 Jerry’s Liquors

 ,

30 Petersville Road

  O 301-834-7133 Niningers Tire and Auto Center

 ,

  O 301-834-9999

Antiques N’ Ole Stuff

Term expiring August 2024 Nathan Brown

New China Chinese Restaurant

 ,

MAYOR PRO TEM

  O 301-834-4444

Term expiring August 2022 John Dayton

Blue Ridge Automotive

Penny’s Diner

 ,

COUNCIL MEMBERS

  O 240-772-9099

Brunswick Auto Repair

Three Points Cycle on the C & O Canal Trail

Potomac Street Grill

 ,

 ,

MAYOR

Terms expiring August 2024 Vaughn Ripley, Christopher Vigliotti, Angel White Term expiring August 2022 Andrew St. John

 ,  ,  ,

66 Souder Road

620 Souder Roa

31 E. Potomac St.

1434 Souder Road

  O 301-834-7863

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52 Souder Road

  O 301-969-0812

5 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-834-7199

Brunswick Barber Shop

Tri State Liquors

Stroker’s BBQ

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 ,

6 W. Potomac St.

  O 301-712-4137

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218 Petersville Road

  O 301-969-0088

R & R Guns and Ammo LLC

  O 301-969-0548

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25 E. Potomac St.

  O 703-887-1244

302 Petersville Road

  O 301-834-9855

56 Souder Road

  O 301-834-5420

96 Souder Road

  O 301-834-4448


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BURKITTSVILLE Burkittsville is a virtually unchanged example of an American townscape of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the town was a service center for the rural area around it. Today, Main Street’s buildings are still bordered by fields of crops and dairy farms, although there are no longer any commercial establishments in the town. Burkittsville became closely involved with the Civil War when forces of the Union and Confederate armies engaged in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, a bloody prelude to the Battle of Antietam.

BURKITTSVILLE MAYOR

TOWN OFFICE

POST OFFICE

CHURCHES

Debby Burgoyne

 ,

 ,

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

POPULATION 151 as of 2010 Census

500 E. Main St.

  O 301-834-6780 w www.burkittsville-md.gov

8 E. Main St.

  O 301-834-9592

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Burkittsville

  O 201-834-9866

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

TOWN FACTS * Data based on 2010 U.S. Census

Population: 3,090 (2017 estimate)

Number of households: 997 People under the age of 18: 5.4 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 16.3 percent ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR: Donald N. Briggs (Term expires October 2023) TOWN COMMISSIONERS Term expiring October 2023 Joseph Ritz III Terms expiring October 2021 Clifford Sweeney, president Timothy O’Donnell, vice president Terms expiring October 2022 TJ Burns Frank Davis Town Hall

 ,

300A S. Seton Ave.

  O 301-600-6300 w www.emmitsburgmd.gov LIBRARY Frederick County Public Libraries Emmitsburg Branch

 ,

300A S. Seton Ave.

  O 301-600-1630 w www.fcpl.org PHOTOGRAPH BY MOLLY FELLIN SPENCE Winter 2021 // FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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

CITY FACTS *Data as of July 1, 2016 based on U.S. Census

Population: 70,060

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Number of households:

 ,

26,591

Median household income:

Citizens Truck Company 9 S. Court St.

  O 301-600-1713 Independent Hose Company

$64,700

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People under the age of 5:

Junior Fire Company

7.7 percent in 2010

People under the age of 18:

310 Baughman’s Lane

  O 301-600-1720

 ,

535 N. Market St.

  O 301-600-2286

23.7 percent in 2010

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

People aged 65 years or older:

  O 301-600-9330

10.8 percent in 2010

 ,

6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy.

United Steam Fire Engine Co.

 ,

79 S. Market St.

Language other than English spoken in home: 23.9 percent

  O 301-600-1711

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+):

  O 301-600-9330

United/Westview Fire Station

 ,

5525 New Design Road

89.2 percent

LIBRARY

Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 37.7 percent

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ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR

Michael O’Connor (Sworn in December 2017 for a 4-year term)

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

Kuzemchak, Ben MacShane, Kelly Russell, Derick Shackelford and Roger Wilson. (Sworn in for 4-year term in December 2017) City Hall  , 101 N. Court St.   O 301-600-1380 w www.CityOfFrederick.com

C.Burr Artz Central Library

  O 301-600-1630 w www.fcpl.org POST OFFICES Frederick City

 ,

201 E. Patrick St.

  O 301-662-2131 College Estates Station

 ,

1301 W. Seventh St.

  O 301-662-6115 Tuscarora

 ,

5709-A Tuscarora Road

  O 301-874-2303 TOWN PARKS Baker Park

 ,

121 N. Bentz St.

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

  O 301-600-1493

  O 301-600-2100

  O 301-600-1492

CITY OF FREDERICK DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

SWIMMING POOLS

  O 301-629-6360

City Recreation Department

Baker Park Swimming Pool

  O 301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

  O 301-600-6364 56

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110 E. Patrick St.

LEARN & EXPLORE National Museum of Civil War Medicine  , 48 E. Patrick St. 301-695-1864 Scheifferstadt Architectural Museum

 ,

1110 Rosemont Ave.

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-575-9690 MESSIANIC

El Shaddai Congregation

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-4496

  O 301-663-3885

CHURCHES

Roads and Rails Museum  , 200 N. East St.   O 301-624-5524

 ,

Rose Hill Manor Park and Museum  , 1611 N. Market St.   O 301-600-1650

Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Frederick

  O 301-663-1550 St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-6167

Roger Brooke Taney House  , 121 S. Bentz St.   O 301-663-7880

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

SYNAGOGUES

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

 ,

 ,

Beth Sholom Congregation Frederick

  O 301-663-0267

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-898-7100 Frederick

  O 301-293-8938


/ / F R E D E R I/C/ KS EC COTUI N O TNY HTEOAW DN ER S Victory Christian Center

Grace Community Church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5253

Frederick

  O 301-473-4337

Faith United Church of Christ

 ,

Frederick

Ambassador Baptist Church

Frederick Church of Christ

Hope Christian Fellowship Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-620-7729

Frederick

  O 301-662-5789

Adamstown

First Church of Christ Scientist

Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church

 ,

 ,

 ,

  O 301-834-7755

Frederick

  O 301-662-7852

Frederick

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Church of the Nazarene

 ,

 ,

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-8283

Jefferson

  O 301-473-8262

 ,

Edgewood First Church of God

Frederick Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

  O 301-662-3110

  O 301-682-5007

Frederick

Parkway Community Church

Harvest Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

 ,

  O 301-473-8900 Frederick Korean Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-6446 People’s Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5635 South End Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-4347 Victory Baptist Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-5153 Frederick Church of the Brethren

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1819 Tibetan Meditation Center

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5750 St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-8288

Frederick

  O 301-663-0741 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

SURE Fellowship Church

 ,

  O 301-845-9870

Frederick

  O 301-695-9053 Emmanuel Bible Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4686

All Saints Episcopal Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-5625 First Love Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-694-8435 Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-695-9148 Emmanuel Bible Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4686   O 301-662-4796

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-0206 District Office of Christian Missionary Alliance

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-620-9934 Emmanuel Alliance Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-0002 Frederick Alliance Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-1199

 ,

 ,

Frederick

Bethel Lutheran Church Office

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-694-8280 Evangelical Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-6361 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-3344 Mount Zion Lutheran Church

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-4737

Frederick

Apostolic Lighthouse United (Pentecostal Church) Frederick

Frederick

Frederick

Jackson United Methodist

 ,

Frederick

Linganore United Methodist

Frederick Presbyterian

 ,

Frederick

Union Bridge

  O 410-795-1291

  O 301-663-5338

Mount Carmel United Methodist

Good News Presbyterian

 ,

Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-1303

  O 301-473-7070

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

New Hope Presbyterian Frederick

 ,

  O 301-694-3595 Seventh-Day Adventist Church Frederick

Ijamsville

  O 301-865-5443 Trinity United Methodist Church

 ,

  O 301-662-5254

Frederick

  O 301-662-2895

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

 ,

Adamstown

  O 601-694-7315

  O 301-662-0662

 ,

 ,

  O 301-874-1166

Faith Reformed Presbyterian

 ,

Flint Hill United Methodist

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-473-5253

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-5273

Hopehill United Methodist

Victory Christian Center

 ,

Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

  O 301-874-0890

  O 301-473-8788

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-662-1464

 ,

  O 301-663-0663

 ,

Frederick

Calvary United Methodist Church

Frederick

  O 301-846-0868

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-874-2313

 ,

Frederick

 ,

Harvest Christian Fellowship

 ,

 ,

  O 301-620-2255

Brook Hill United Methodist

Buckeystown United Methodist

Walkersville

Unity in Frederick

 ,

Frederick

  O 301-663-9380   O 301-662-1727

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

Korean Emmanuel Church

Frederick

 ,

Asbury United Methodist

 ,

Frederick Christian Fellowship

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

  O 301-360-9581

Frederick

  O 301-662-0206

Frederick

  O 301-694-8772

 ,

  O 301-620-2255

Frederick Baptist Temple Frederick

Frederick

Araby United Methodist

Frederick

  O 301-663-6271

 ,

Frederick

Grace United Church of Christ

  O 301-662-3312

First Missionary Baptist Church Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-2088

 ,

  O 301-624-5838

First Baptist Church of Frederick

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

 ,

  O 301-874-5838

Faith Baptist Church Knoxville

Frederick

  O 301-695-6550

  O 301-473-4737

Salvation Army

 ,

Frederick

Frederick

  O 301-662-2311

  O 301-473-7680 Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

 ,

Frederick

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

TOWN FACTS: * Data as of 2010, based on the U.S. Census

Population: 4,136

Middletown Municipal Center

Number of households:

 , 31 W. Main St.

1,665

Median household income: $125,227

Residents under age of 5: 6 percent

  O 301-371-6171 w Middletown.md.us LIBRARY

Frederick County Public Libraries Middletown branch

 ,

101 Prospect St.

Residents under age of 18:

  O 301-600-7560 w fcpl.org

27 percent

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

People aged 65 years or older: 11 percent

Abbraccio Gelato

Language other than English spoken in the home:

Aleko’s Village Cafe

, O

 ,

203B E. Main St. 301-473-5335 11670 Old National Pike

9.1 percent

  O 301-882-7889

ELECTED OFFICIALS

 ,

BURGESS

John D. Miller (Serving his fourth four-year term, expiring in 2020)

TOWN COMMISSIONERS (Serving 4-year terms) Larry K. Bussard Richard L. Dietrick Jennifer J. Falcinelli Christopher I. Goodman Jean B. LaPadula

MYERSVILLE

Asian Cafe

7 N. Church St.

  O 301-371-5988

PHOTOGRAPH BY MOLLY FELLIN SPENCE

Dunkin Donuts

Tapia’s On Main

  O 240-490-8681

  O 240-490-8461

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway

Fratelli’s Italian and Seafood

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway   O 301-371-4000

The Main Cup

 ,

14 W. Main St.

Black Hog BBQ

  O 301-371-4433

Cinco De Mayo

13 W Main St.   O 240-490-5337

Dempseys Grill

809 E. Main St.   O 301-371-7777

 ,

100 Middletown Parkway   O 240-490-8147

 ,

200 Middletown Parkway   O 240-870-2131

 ,

116 W. Main St.

  O 301-371-7400 Domino’s Pizza

 ,

4316 Old National Pike

More Ice Cream

 ,

James Gang Pizzeria

 ,

Schroyer’s Tavern at Maryland National Golf Club

 ,

8836 Hollow Road

  O 301-371-0000

  O 301-371-5801

 ,

203 E. Main St

Valley Grill Sports Bar

 ,

50 Glenbrook Drive

  O 301-371-0400 SHOPS

Classic Barber Shop

 ,

205 S. Church St.

O 240-674-6747

Gladhill Furniture Company

 ,

10 Walnut St.

O 301-371-6800 Middletown Sportsland

 ,

108 W. Main St.

O 301-371-4242

Middletown Pharmacy

 ,

4317 Old National Pike

O 301-371-8145

Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and U.S. Route 40 to the north, yet nicely buffered from both by a mile of local road. The outstanding location and beautiful, hilly terrain combined to make the town an attractive location for residential development during the last decades of the 20th century.

MYERSVILLE MAYOR Mark Hinkle Term expires May 2024

Population: 1,626 as of 2010 Census

TOWN COUNCIL

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

CHURCHES

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

  O 301-293-9817

 ,

  O 301-293-1401

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-293-1453 POST OFFICE

Terms expire May 2022 Mark Flynn, Robert Berkey, Robert Ziegler

 , 1 Wolfsville Road

Terms expire May 2024 Sheldon Shealer, Daniel Long

Doub’s Meadow Park

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

301 Main St.   O 301-293-4281

w 58

www.myersvillemd.govoffice2.com

thefrederickguide.com

  O 301-293-1180

Church of the Saviour Rohersville   O 301-665-9600

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-9516

Harmony Church of the Brethren

TOWN PARKS

 ,

 ,

Harmony Community Lutheran Church

Corner of Rte. 40 and Rte. 17 Wolfsville Road   O 301-293-4281

Town Park

 ,

8 Harp Pl.

  O 301-293-4281

Myersville

  O 301-371-4297

 ,

Myersville   O 301-371-5188

 ,

Myersville

Myersville Baptist Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-1335

Myersville Church of the Brethren

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-9513

Salem United Methodist Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-1616

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

 ,

Myersville

  O 301-293-2979


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MOUNT AIRY EVENTS Farmers’ Market: 3 to 7 p.m., every Wednesday, May 13 through Sept. 30, in the rail yard behind the historic Mount Airy Train Station, 3 N. Main St. Hometown Chili Cook Off and Custom Car Show: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 20, Downtown Mount Airy; mountairymainstreet.org/chili-cook-off Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company (MAVFC) annual carnival: Last week of July at the MAVFC Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road. mavfc.org Cars and Coffee: second and fourth Sundays, 8-11 a.m., April through October, at the Mount Airy Municipal Lot Mount Airy Slow Jam: Second Sundays, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Hall, 110 S. Main St.

TOWN FACTS * Data as of July 1, 2016 based on U.S. Census

Population: 9,374

Concetta’s Main Street Bistro

Number of households: 3,130

,

Median household income:

231 S Main St.

  O 301-829-7571

$108,578

Cryin Johnnies

Median value of owneroccupied housing:

,

$351,300

Jimmie Cone

People under the age of 5:

,

235 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-6555 1312 S. Main St. Suite 14

7.1 percent (2010 data)

  O 301-829-6047

People under the age of 18:

Katana Sushi Bar

32 percent (2010 data)

,

People aged 65 years or older: 8.3 percent (2010 data)

Kozy Corner Sport & Ale House

Language other than English spoken in home: 4.4 percent High school graduate or higher (aged 25+): 94.5 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 42.5 percent ELECTED OFFICIALS MAYOR Patrick Rockinberg (term ends 2021)

CITY COUNCIL

1311 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-9333

,

11 W. Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 301-829-2700 Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe

,

114 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-6900 Lu & Joe’s Restaurant and Lounge

,

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BEN GUE GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES

1024 Ridge Road

  O 301-831-5577 Mamma Angela Ristorante

Siempre de Fiesta

Blossom & Basket Boutique

,

,

,

5 Ridgeside Ct.

  O 301-829-1575

1001 Twin Arch Road

  O 301-829-1423

3 N. Main St.

  O 301-829-8300

Terms ending 2021: Larry Hushour, Patricia Washabaugh Terms ending 2023: Karl Munder, Jason Poirier, Pamela Reed

Memories Charcoal House

Superfoods Cafe and Market

Deja Vu Boutique

,

,

,

City Hall

Mount Airy Big Chef

Tutti Frutti

Patapsco Bicycles

,

,

,

 ,

110 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1424 w mountairymd.org

403 E Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 301-829-2264 1001 Twin Arch Road

  O 301-829-5028

106 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-9464

200 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1707

411 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 240-475-1304

5 N. Main St.

  O 301-829-5604

Mount Airy Inn Restaurant

Wings of Angels Chicken To Go

Patches, Quilting & Sewing LLC

TOWN RESOURCES

,

,

,

 ,

Mount Airy Tavern

Anita’s Liquors

The Toy Exchange

  O 410-386-4470 w www.library.carr.org

,

,

,

CarterQue Barbeque & Grilling

Olde Town Restaurant

Ben Gue Gifts & Collectibles

The Train Depot

 ,

,

,

,

Carroll County Public Libraries Mount Airy Branch 705 Ridge Ave.

1310 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-2222

1401 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-1400 1001 Twin Arch Road, Suite 20

  O 301-829-3212 206 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-4257

502 E. Ridgeville Blvd.

  O 240-409-0877 1408 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-4121 4 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-2112

308 S. Main St.

  O 301-829-5604 1001 Twin Arch Road, Suite 12

  O 301-829-0700 1 S. Main St.

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NEW MARKET Follow the town on Instagram @newmarketevents or online at www.newmarketmdevents.com. New Market Founders Day To be celebrated in June with a Historic Houses Walking Tour as well as attractions and activities throughout the downtown area. Community Appreciation Day Held in mid-August, the town invites family, friends and neighbors to visit New Market for the chance to meet and speak with state and local officials about important issues that affect your daily life. Music, shopping, food offerings including local ice cream, and more. Christmas in New Market Beginning each December, as a way to usher in the holiday season, the town hosts a day devoted to merriment including a parade, meetings with Santa all day long and a tree-lighting in the evening.

TOWN FACTS * Data as of 2010, based on the U.S. Census

Population: 1,174

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS

Number of households:

Asian Bistro

3,274

, 11670 Old National Pike

Median household income:

Blue Sky Bar & Grill

$120,625

People under the age of 5:

, 10519 Old National Pike O 301-865-1116

7.9 percent

The Derby Restaurant and Bar

People under the age of 18:

O 301-865-2222

29.0 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 9.4 percent Language other than English spoken in the home: 6.7 percent

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+):

, 83 Old National Pike Dunkin’ Donuts

, 11715 Old National Pike O 301-865-1509

Lighthouse Seafood

, 12051 Old National Pike O 301-865-8925

,

11717 Old National Pike

O 301-865-8100 Pasquale’s

Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 59 percent

, 11670 Old National Pike

ELECTED OFFICIALS

, 8 W. Main St.

MAYOR:

Winslow F. Burhans III

TOWN COUNCIL

Lawrence “Jake” Romanell Michael Davies Dennis Kimble Scott Robertson Shannon “Shane” Rossman

TOWN HALL

 , 39 W. Main St.   O 301-865-5544 w

TownOfNewMarket.org

thefrederickguide.com

PHOTOGRAPH BY MOLLY FELLIN SPENCE

Morgan’s American Grill

98 percent

(All are elected to the same 4-year term. The next election is set for 2021.)

60

O 301-882-7889

301-882-7103

Vintage

O 301-882-7674 SHOPS 1812 House

,

48 W. Main St.

O 301-865-3040 Country Side Liquors

,

11717 Old National Pike

O 301-695-9544 Fleshman’s Antiques

, 2 W. Main St.

O 301-602-2985 Happiloo

, 26 W. Main St. O 301-882-4293

Hilltop Convenience and Liquors

Santa Fe Trading Company

, 10519 Old National Pike

O 301-305-0571

O 301-865-3354

Jim’s House of Music

, 33 W. Main St. Smith Tavern Antiques

, 11670 Old National Pike

, 17 E. Main St.

New Market Liquors

Tulip Tree Fiber Arts & Antiques

O 301-882-4298

,

11670 Old National Pike

O 301-882-4913 Peridot

, 41 W. Main St. O 240-397-1318

R P Brady Antiques

, 3 E. Main St.

O 301-865-3666 Robert Esterly Antiques

, 20 W. Main St. O 301-865-8000

O 301-865-3597

, 9 W. Main St.

O 301-865-2879 The Village Potter

, 73 W. Main St. O 252-412-6776

LEARN & EXPLORE The Original Playhouse

, 4 W. Main St.

O 301-865-6500


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THURMONT EVENTS 50th Annual Maple Syrup Festival As a way to welcome spring, Cunningham Falls State Park hosts this annual festival on two weekends in March. Attendees may purchase a sausage and pancake breakfast and watch sugaring demonstrations, participate in children’s crafts and listen to live music throughout each day. Catoctin Colorfest Arts and crafts lovers from around the region descend upon Thurmont for this annual October event. The juried show features more than 300 crafters as well as demonstrations. Food from various vendors is also available to purchase. Parking can be an issue, so try to take advantage of shuttles.

THURMONT FACTS (Data from 2010 Census and estimates)

Population: 6,528 Number of households: 2,608 Median household income: $68,043

People under the age of 5:

THURMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief of Police Gregory Eyler https://www.thurmont. com/2158/Police-DepartmentResources

5.3 percent

TOWN HALL

People under the age of 18:

 ,

25.8 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 13.1 percent

615 E. Main St., P.O. Box 17

  O 301-271-7313 w www.Thurmont.com LIBRARIES

Language other than English spoken in home: 4.6 percent

Frederick County Public Libraries Thurmont Branch

High school graduate or higher (aged 25+): 95.1 percent

  O 301-600-7200 w www.fcpl.org

Bachelor’s degree or higher (aged 25+): 26.6 percent TOWN GOVERNMENT Jim Humerick is Thurmont’s chief administrative officer and Joyce Linda is the chief financial officer. The town has a Board of Commissioners, consisting of the mayor and four town commissioners, each serving four-year terms with no term limits. The mayor and two commissioners are elected during one election cycle, and the two remaining commissioners are elected two years later. The mayor earns $12,000 annually, and commissioners earn $8,000 annually.

MAYOR

John A. Kinnaird (term expires in 2021) Board of Commissioners: Bill Buehrer (term expires in 2023), Martin A. Burns (term expires in 2021), Wes Hamrick (term expires in 2023), Wayne Hooper (term expires in 2021)

 ,

76 E. Moser Road PHOTOGRAPH OF JIM HUMERICK BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

LOCAL BUSINESSES

Peking Palace Restaurant

Gateway Market

  O 301-271-7280

  O 301-271-3500 w Bollingersrestaurant.com

Rocky’s Pizza

  O 301-271-2322 w Gatewaycandy.com

Bollinger’s Restaurant, Catering and BBQ

Fratelli’s NY Pizza

  O 301-271-0272 w https://fratelli-s-md.hub.biz/ The Furnace Bar & Grill

  O 240-288-8942 Hoffman’s Market

  O 301-271-4707 Hillside Turkey Farms

  O 301-271-2728 w https://hillsideturkey.com/ Mountain Gate Family Restaurant

  O 301-271-4373 w Mountaingatefamilyrestaurant. com

New Win Hing

  O 301-271-3688

  O 301-271-7181 w RockysThurmont.com

Hobbs Hardware Inc.

Simply Asia

Red Canary Tattoo

  O 301-271-2858 w Simplyasiamd.com/

  O 240-288-7138

Thurmont Bar & Grill

  O 240-288-8226 w Timelesstrendsboutique.com

  O 301-271-2233

Timeless Trends Boutique

  O 301-271-7422 Thurmont Kountry Kitchen

LEARN AND EXPLORE

  O 301-271-4071

Cunningham Falls State Park

  O 301-271-7574 w www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/   O 301-271-2524 Pages/western/cunningham.aspx w https://m.facebook.com/ At Home Primitives

Thurmont Historical Society

AtHomePrimitives

Brown’s Jewelry and Gift Shop

  O 301-271-7652 Discount Fabrics USA

  O 301-271-2266 w http://www.

  O 301-271-1860 w www.thurmonthistoricalsociety.org Catoctin Mountain Park

  O 301-663-9388 w www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm

discountfabricsusacorp.com/

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URBANA EVENTS: Urbana Fire and Rescue Company Carnival: Hosted annually in mid-July, this weeklong event combines live entertainment, rides for young and young at heart, raffles and buffet dinners and food items made by dedicated company volunteers. The money raised goes into the company’s general fund to support operational expenses such as buying new response vehicles and equipment.

AREA FACTS: * Data from 2010 U.S. Census

Population: 9,175 Number of households: 2,804

Median age: 33.4 People under the age of 5: 10.5 percent

People 16 years and over: 67.3 percent

People aged 65 years or older: 4 percent

China Taste

 ,

3309 Worthington Blvd.

  O 240-699-0077 Cinco De Mayo Urbana

 ,

3501 John Simmons St.

  O 240-341-7188 Grace of India

 ,

3531 John Simmons St.

  O 301-874-5000 Jasmine Al-Sham Mediterranean Grill

 ,

3532-B Urbana Pike

RESOURCES

  O 301-363-5877

Frederick County Public Libraries Urbana branch

Kyo Sushi

 ,

9020 Amelung St.

  O 301-600-7000 w fcpl.org Urbana Senior Center

 ,

9020 Amelung St.

  O 301-600-7020 w https://frederickcountymd. gov/318/Urbana-Senior-Center

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS Atlantic Grille

 ,

3531 John Simmons St.

  O 301-810-5220 Black Hog BBQ

 ,

3323 Worthington Blvd.

  O 240-699-0070

 ,

3532A Urbana Pike

  O 301-798-8415

Surf House Island Cantina

 ,

8925 Fingerboard Rd

  O 240-341-7157 RETAIL CENTERS Turning Point Shopping Center

 ,

8900 block of Fingerboard Road

Urbana Village Center

 ,

Intersection of Md. 355

and Md. 80

Urbana Town Center  , 3500 block of Sugarloaf Parkway

PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

RECREATION

HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

Worthington Manor Golf Club

Villages of Urbana

 ,

http://www.villagesofurbana. net/home.asp

8329 Fingerboard Road

   O 301-874-5400

Urbana Community Park

  ,

3636 Urbana Pike

  ,

3805 Urbana Pike

 ,

3601 Carriage Hill Drive

Urbana District Park

w

Urbana Highlands

w

http://www.urbana-highlands. com

Centerville Recreation Center

  O 301-600-1646

ROSEMONT 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. Rolling farmland and mountains contoured by Harpers Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town.

BURGESS

TOWN GOVERNMENT

Thomas Watson

 ,

POPULATION

294 as of 2010 Census

1219 Rosemont Drive

  O 301-834-7444 w www.sites.google.com/site/ rosemontmd/home

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Volunteer Fire Department

  O 301-834-8300 62

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BRUNSWICK VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE & RESCUE

CHURCHES

Faith Assembly of God

  O 301-834-8102

 ,

TOWN PARK

Rosemont Alliance Church

Lions Merryland Park

 ,

3673 Petersville Road

Brunswick

  O 301-834-8632

 ,

Knoxville

  O 301-834-8290


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WALKERSVILLE • Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company Carnival: First week in July at 79 W. Frederick St. • Walkersville Day: On the third Saturday in May each year. The event celebrates the town with yard sales, church fundraisers, an open house at the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company and a Strawberry Festival at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

TOWN FACTS * Data based on 2010 U.S. Census

Population: 5,800

TOWN COMMISSIONERS:

Number of households: 2,094

Michael Bailey, Mary Ann BrodieEnnis, Tom Golbert, Michael L. McNiesh, John T. Zimmerman, Jr.

Median household income: $65,581

5.9 percent

Town meetings with the burgess and commissioners are on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. (One meeting on the second Wednesday only in July, November and December.)

People under the age of 18:

Town Hall

40.1 percent

 ,

Median value of owneroccupied housing: $351,300 People under the age of 5:

People aged 65 years or older: 24.2 percent TOWN GOVERNMENT BURGESS: Chad W. Weddle (walkersvilleburgess@comcast.net)

21 W. Frederick St.

  O 301-845-4500 w Walkersville-md.com LIBRARIES

Frederick County Public Libraries Walkersville Branch

 ,

2 S. Glade Road

  O 301-600-8200 w fcpl.org/branches-hours/ walkersville-branch-library

PHOTOGRAPH BY SPENCE PHOTOGRAPHICS

WOODSBORO Early history suggests that the Woodsboro area was a hunting and trapping ground for a wandering tribe of Susquehanna Indians. From early times, the settlement was located at a crossroads on the Indian trail running from the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains. When the stagecoach became the primary mode of transportation, the place became an important stop on its itinerary. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town.

BURGESS Bill Rittelmeyer

POPULATION

1,141 as of 2010 Census

COMMISSIONERS Gary Smith Jason Boyer Dana Crum John Cutshall

TOWN OFFICE

 ,

2 S. Third St.

  O 301-898-3800 w www.woodsboro.org

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

GROCERY STORE

St. John's United Church of Christ

  O 301-898-5100

 ,

  O 301-845-7703

Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

Trout’s Market Woodsboro

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company

  O 301-898-4103

  O 301-898-9193

Woodsboro Town Park

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

TOWN PARK

  O 301-898-3800

 ,

Woodsboro

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

 ,

Union Bridge

  O 301-898-5111

  O 301-898-0543

CHURCHES

Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

POST OFFICES

 ,

  O 301-845-4533

Woodsboro Post Office

 ,

602 S. Main St.

Chapel Lutheran Church Walkersville

  O 301-845-2332

 ,

Woodsboro

  O 301-845-8408 Ladiesburg Post Office

 ,

12509 Woodsboro Pike

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