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C O N T E N T S 14

9 IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 10 Five Mindfulness Tips for Happier Holidays 13 Frederick Food Tours Offer a Foodie’s View of Downtown 14 The Holidays In Historic Frederick 19 A Jolly Old… Dirigible?



23 Frederick’s Recovering Real Estate Market



27 Free and Easy: Frederick County Public Libraries Enhances Digital Collection Offerings



32 County’s Newest School Offers ‘Classical’ Education continued on page 8






44 Righttime Medical Care Brings Innovative Concussion Services to Frederick County

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51 New Programs, Services Offered for Older Residents

52 TRANSPORTATION 53 Share a Ride or Try the Bus When Shopping Around Town for the Holidays



57 FSK Hotel Still Offers Hospitality To Those Who Pass Through Its Doors


58 Artomatic@Frederick Returns for Second Run 62

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Five Mindfulness Tips for Happier Holidays By Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT

Let’s face it; the holiday season can be a hectic time. Filled with list making, high expectations, and party invitations, the festivities of the season can cause us to get caught up in the stress instead of savoring the joy. So, here are five mindfulness tips for staying sane and coming back to what’s most important during the holidays. Drop the “perfect.”

We live in a culture focused on perfection. Soon we’ll start to see images of perfectly decorated homes, perfectly roasted turkeys and families all getting along perfectly. We can look at our halfdecorated Christmas tree, dishes in the sink, store-bought meals, and fighting children and get anxious, thinking, “Why am I not perfect, too?” No. This season, every time you begin to think, “It’s not perfect!” Say to yourself, “It’s perfectly imperfect.” When we stop striving for perfection, we stop expecting ourselves, and others, to meet impossible standards. We give ourselves, and others, a break. We allow ourselves, and others, to be human.

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Drop the critic.

We can say some pretty harsh things to ourselves and to those closest to us. The moment you realize you have been judging yourself or one of your dear ones too harshly, pause, feel your feet on the earth, exhale from your belly, and say to yourself, “Soften.” Soften the muscles in your body, your judgment, and the space around your heart. Ironically, by dropping the critic and softening, we motivate ourselves to be the person we know we want to be and we invite in more love around us. Focus on what matters most.

When you find that you are getting stressed out, pause and ask yourself, “Is this a big deal?” You could even rate how big of a deal it is, 1 through 10. This starts to get us out of stress mode and get us thinking more clearly. More often than not, we are taking on too much responsibility, trying to do it all perfectly, focusing on the little stuff, and struggling to keep it all together. Instead, let some of it go.

in the community We can say some pretty harsh things to ourselves and to those closest to us. The moment you realize you have been judging yourself or one of your dear ones too harshly, pause, feel your feet on the earth, exhale from your belly, and say to yourself, “Soften.” Embrace gratitude.

Noticing “the good” in our lives takes practice. This holiday season, pause every day, look around you, find something in your life that you are grateful for, and soak it up. Savor it for 20 to 30 seconds, long enough to start building new neural pathways that will orient your mind toward gratitude. Forgive.

Ask yourself, “Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy?” Ask yourself, “Does it feel good to keep my heart closed off?” Every time you feel like you “mess up” by reacting poorly to your dear ones, put your hand on your heart, exhale, and say, “Forgiven.” As you learn to forgive yourself, you’ll find yourself more easily softening your judgment of others and forgiving them. You’ll find yourself feeling happier and more able to see the blessings in your life.

This holiday season, practice these mindfulness tips. Give yourself the gift of a season filled with less hustle, busy, and worry, and more delight, compassion, connection, and peace.

Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT, is a mom, psychotherapist, mindfulness coach, and yoga teacher. She has extensive training in mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. She facilitates wellness workshops for faculty and staff at Georgetown University and offers counseling, coaching, and workshops in Frederick, MD where she lives with her family. Find out more at www.barefootbarn.com.

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Frederick Food Tours offer a foodie’s view of downtown By Tripp Laino

Sarah Withers hopes you’re hungry. Withers, a Frederick native, is the owner of Taste Frederick Food Tours, a walking tour of Downtown Frederick. The tours cost $50 per person, and allows participants to visit six food locations in Frederick, including Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, over a three-hour period. Withers created the tours last year, and runs them Wednesdays through Sundays. Each tour can accommodate up to 12 people, Withers said. Writer of the food blog www.foodinfrederick.com, Withers has since taken a pause from the blog scene to concentrate on the tours. Writing the blog helped form the basis of the tour business, she said. “Through that I developed this love of downtown,” Withers said. “I live downtown. I really like to cook myself - really, I just like food.” The idea to turn her love of food and Downtown Frederick into a business came after a trip Withers took to New York City with her fiancé, during which she participated in a similar tour. “I was just so smitten with the idea of a walking food tour,” she said. “We didn’t have one in Downtown Frederick.” Working with a Chicago-based company, Food Tour Pros, Withers refined the idea, and tours began in June 2012. The Downtown Frederick route covers three restaurants and three specialty food shops. Withers said when she first approached some of the restaurants about the idea, they were skeptical, but quickly came around.

The tours cover more than just food, she said; tour guides also discuss a little bit of Frederick’s history and architecture as they pass various buildings downtown. “The tour guide kind of does all the talking,” she said. “We do our best to not interrupt the restaurant. We’ve come up with a script about what [participants are] tasting, about the history of the business. ... It’s a kind of history and fun presentation.” Kara Norman, executive director of The Downtown Frederick Partnership, said the tours help showcase Frederick’s vibrant dining scene. “It’s a fantastic vehicle to promote Downtown Frederick,” Norman said. “Obviously, we have a wonderful culinary scene here. The great thing, I think, about Sarah’s tour, is it also includes the other foodie places that aren’t necessarily a sandwich shop or a restaurant.” Norman said the tours are a good way to bring visitors to the city, as well as provide entertainment for locals. “I’ve personally gone on food tours when I visited other cities,” Norman said. “It’s a wonderful way to get a walking tour of the community and find out about the amenities it offers.” For Withers, the best part about the tour is showing off her hometown. “I get to brag about Frederick for about three hours every time I give a tour,” she said.

For more information about the food tours, visit www.tastefrederickfoodtours.com.



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The Holidays In Historic Frederick Submitted by Celebrate Frederick

Photos Courtesy of Celebrate Frederick

The popular Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction is where local bakers and florists create gingerbread structures and floral arrangements for a judged competition. Attendees may also participate in a silent auction. Celebrate Frederick is planning for thousands of area residents and visitors to experience the magic of the Holidays in historic Downtown Frederick, where seasonal events for all ages and interests will be offered yet again.

artwork created by local Frederick artists. The winning artist earns a $1,000 cash prize. The Barbara Maghan People’s Choice Award will also be presented. Guests may enjoy free light hors d’oeuvres and wine while taking in the works on display.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Holiday Art Competition entices visitors inside to the warmth of the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, where local artists depicting the holidays in Frederick display their artwork in hopes of being chosen as next year’s promotional holiday illustration. Take in a delightful exhibit in the Gardner Gallery of original holiday

On Thursday, Dec. 5, another favorite event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. The popular Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction is where local bakers and florists create gingerbread structures and floral arrangements for a judged competition. Attendees may also participate in a silent auction. This year the event takes place at a new location, The Faux School, 35 S. Carroll St.

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For those wishing to feel the true meaning of the Holiday season, on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., at Frederick City Hall the Festival of Lights is sure to please. Holiday greetings, carols and an inspirational message are all part of this event. Anyone may join in the program with a moving candle-lighting ceremony that fills the courtyard with magnificent light. On Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5-9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, noon4 p.m., in Downtown Frederick, the Candlelight House Tour will provide visitors the opportunity to journey inside some of the beautiful homes within the City of Frederick to witness how they are magically transformed with holiday dĂŠcor, bringing to life the spirit of the holidays. Visitors are delighted year after year by the architectural nuances, holiday decorations and historic significance of the magnificent homes. Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance or $25 on tour days. Purchase tickets or view sales locations online at www.celebratefrederick.com. Finally, on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m., the Kris Kringle Procession celebrates Old World Holiday magic as it features

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German and English characters of yesteryear, including Weinacht Man, Krist Kindle and Pelsnickle. Other favorites include Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Kris Kringle. The procession mirrors the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the holidays. Local children dressed as reindeer, snowflakes, angels, elves, and gifts will accompany costumed characters, some modern, some traditional, through Frederick’s downtown streets. This walking parade through the streets of Historic Frederick concludes at the Baker Park bandshell for a closing ceremony and lighting of the City Christmas Tree. For more information on all these events or to purchase tickets visit CelebrateFrederick.com or call 301-600-2489.

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A Jolly Old… Dirigible? by Heidi Campbell-Shoaf

Come take a Trip in my Airship, Come sail away to the stars! We’ll travel to Venus, We’ll sail away to Mars! No one will see while we’re kissing No one will know as we swoon. So come take a Trip in my Airship, And we’ll visit the Man in the Moon! The chorus from J.W. Myers’ catchy song “Come Take a Trip in My Airship,” written in 1904, describes the fascination and romance surrounding the lighter-than-air craft. Airships or dirigibles or zeppelins, later known as blimps, were the only steerable mode of flight when they were first introduced in 1900 in Germany. (Not until 1903, did the Wright brothers make their first brief flight in their flying machine on a North Carolina beach.) Zeppelins started to show up in all kinds of places, on the cover of sheet music, as toys and even on Christmas trees. At the turn of the 20th century, many toys and Christmas ornaments came from Germany, so it would stand to reason that they would be the first to capitalize on their national achievement. Ornaments like this one, were made in Dresden where for decades, paper and tinsel, foil and cardboard were pressed and glued and shaped into a wide array of holiday goods. This particular airship, with Santa and a fir tree riding in the gondola, belonged to Herbert Staley who was born in 1916 and lived on his family’s farm near Pleasant Hill Church, just outside of Frederick. The ornament was more than just a decoration for the tree, it once held candy in its oblong cardboard blimp.

One of the great treats of Christmas, for children and adults alike, was the opportunity to indulge in sweets that were either unavailable or impractical at other times of year. Some of the first tree ornaments included cookies and paper cones filled with sugared nuts or hard candy. German manufactures took this idea and started creating containers where the candy could stay hidden from view until the holiday arrived.



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301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

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Frederick’s Recovering Real Estate Market By Cheryl Poirier, Realtor, Re/max Results

Even though the numbers look strong, buyers and sellers are still cautiously entering the market, armed with questions and concerns. Walk into a busy real estate office on any given day this month, and it will quickly become obvious that the real estate market is bouncing back in Frederick, and recovering with a vengeance. The receptionist is busy transferring calls, the conference rooms are filled with Realtors writing up offers for their nervous buyers and contracts are being negotiated behind closed doors. The local market is undeniably robust and healthy, a welcome change for Frederick area homeowners and homebuyers who endured a tumultuous market over the past seven years. Residents of Frederick County see the signs of a recovering market on every corner lately. Not since the end of 2006 have local residents seen “For Sale” signs posted in a neighbor’s yard with an “Under Contract” rider added so quickly and a “Sold” sign posted soon after. This simple sequence of sign postings has given hope to area homeowners. Not long ago, listings languished on the market with no offers or contracts in sight. The average days on market for a listing in Frederick County swelled to a high of 160 days in March 2009. By August 2013, that number decreased to an average of 53 days. The median sales price, which bottomed out in January 2012 at $196,450,

increased to $282,750 in July 2013. Clearly the market is on an upturn in the Frederick region. Even though the numbers look strong, buyers and sellers are still cautiously entering the market, armed with questions and concerns. Buyers are wondering if it’s still a good time to take the plunge into homeownership. Darren Chamblee, senior loan officer with George Mason Mortgage says, “If someone is buying for the long term, primary residence or investment, I do think it is a good time to buy. No, it’s not quite as good a time as it was six months ago, but if prices and rates continue to rise, those who need a house are going to wish they bought sooner rather than later.” Sellers are also asking questions, “Have homes in the area started to appreciate significantly? And if they are, shouldn’t we wait until next year to put our house on the market?” When asked about the local market and if it’s a good time to sell, Wayne Six, appraiser with Six and Associates, said, “Our lowercontinued pg. 25 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



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

housing & real estate end market ($250,000 and under) has experienced a 10% to 12% appreciation over the last 12 months. For the first time in seven years we have been making positive time adjustments in this price range to reflect these increases. “Some homeowners think they should wait a year or so to put their house on the market when they can get a better price. That is fine if they’re going to sell and rent. But if they are going to buy another house, the house they want to buy is going to increase also, so the difference in value is the same. Homeowners would actually be better off to sell now while the interest rates are low in this scenario.” The next question that homeowners are asking is, “How much is my house worth and how should I price it? The best answer is to talk to your trusted real estate agent. He or she knows the market, knows buyers and have proven pricing strategies for a successful sale. Appraiser Wayne Six explains a successful pricing strategy: “Pricing your home realistically is critical to obtaining the absolute best price. I constantly see people overprice their homes and end up selling for less than if they had priced it right in the first place. As an example, let’s say a house is worth $400,000 and the seller decides

to ask $475,000. What typically happens is there are relatively few showings and buyers who look at the house realize it’s overpriced and the seller is getting nowhere in terms of marketability of the house. The overpriced house actually makes other competitive houses look like a good buy and helps the competition to sell. Even if the seller found a novice buyer from out of state who was willing to pay $475,000, most buyers need financing and the appraisal is going to come in around $400,000 so you are back to square one. What typically happens in this scenario is the house sits for several months and when the seller finally gets down to where they should be at $400,000, the house now has “shelf life” and prospective buyers wonder why the house has been on the market for so long and the house ends up selling for $375,000.” Local experts are standing by to help both buyers and sellers with these questions and more, because the best thing that could happen for the future of Frederick real estate would be to have a county full of well-informed buyers and sellers. Contact Cheryl Poirier at Re/Max Results: 301-639-9405 or www.cherylpoirierhomes.com


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Frederick County Public Libraries enhances digital collection offerings by Elizabeth Cromwell, Manager, Community/Corporate Partnerships Frederick County Public Libraries Frederick County Public Libraries continues to expand its eLibrary (materials you can check out online from any place at any time). As the public increasingly uses mobile devices to communicate on the go, the libraries’ collection is being enhanced to meet the public’s changing needs. Zinio

Free and easy access to nearly 100 popular magazines, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Economist, Forbes, Newsweek, and more.

Patrons have unlimited and simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, viewable on most Internet-enabled devices. Readers can view entire articles with full-color photos, easily zoom in to magnify text and images, and use interactive elements such as keyword searches and audio and video links. You can even create email notifications to let you know when the latest issue of your favorite magazine hits the virtual newsstand. Freegal Music

Millions of songs from more than 10,000 music labels. Up to FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


Business three songs per week can be downloaded for free with an FCPL library card. The service works with any MP3 player, including an iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. Freegal works on both PCs and Macs and now has a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The songs are yours to keep. 3M Cloud Library e-Books

Browse, checkout, download, and read all from within the 3M app. The collection includes best-selling novels, popular nonfiction, and something for all ages. It may be small now, but big things are in store. Check back weekly to see what books have been added. You will find some titles not available in our other library e-book service since 3M Cloud Library has some unique publisher agreements. Enjoy your titles (you can check out six at a time) on mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and phones, and also with some eReaders such as the Kobo or Nook (transfer through a PC app). You can read your titles on multiple devices because the 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs all your devices that have the 3M Cloud Library App. OneClickDigital Audiobooks

Downloadable audiobooks called OneClickDigital for the iPod and other Apple devices, as well as a variety of MP3 players. Most titles are “always available”—no waiting! Some “single use” titles are included and you may have to place a hold on these titles if they are already checked out. You will receive an email when your hold is available. Download and use the OneClickDigital Media Manager to download audiobooks and transfer them to portable devices. Apps for Apple and Android devices are also available. You can check out up to 10 titles for a period of 14 days, and you can renew once for seven days.

Up to three songs per week can be downloaded for free with an FCPL library card. The service works with any MP3 player, including an iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. Freegal works on both PCs and Macs and now has a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The songs are yours to keep. County. Of course you can put your name on the holds list for a popular title, but it is easy to see the books available to download immediately by clicking to show “Only titles with copies available” in the dropdown box. Browse the site and borrow up to six titles at a time using a valid FCPL library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle. Get started with Zinio, Freegal, audio- and e-books today. Go to fcpl.org/elibrary and select media of your choice to learn how to log on and download using your library card. Best of all, there are no late fees!

Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium

Downloadable e-books and digital audiobooks. With thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from, this collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy books on business and careers, computer technology, current events and politics, best-selling novels, self-improvement guides, and much more. It’s a state-wide service (powered by OverDrive) but don’t forget to login with your FPCL library card number before you start to browse because additional titles are purchased only for Frederick

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For more information visit www.fcpl.org or call 301-600-1613

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Patrick Bank Center

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County’s newest school offers ‘Classical’ education Submitted by Sue Middleton, Community Outreach Director, Frederick Classical Charter School

The principal, staff, and school improvement team will look first to data and evidence to better school performance, with the guiding criteria that each enhancement should be specific, replicable, and monitored to validate that it achieves its intended results. Frederick Classical Charter School became the third public charter school to open its doors in Frederick County in August. The school opened in Frederick with 280 pupils, in grades kindergarten through sixth. During the next two years, grades seven and eight will be added, until full capacity of 360 students is reached. The Frederick Classical Charter School is a public school, paid for by taxpayer dollars. It is non-religious, tuition-free, and there is no criteria for student enrollment other than students must be Frederick County residents. The school was created from the vision of Frederick County parents who were looking for an alternative approach to the education available in the county. According to parent organizers, the students have been up for the challenges of the school’s high expectations during the first few weeks of the new school. Children are becoming well versed in proper behavior and manners.

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The mission of the Frederick Classical Charter School is to provide elementary and middle school-aged children with a well-rounded, college-focused instructional program that develops students’ knowledge, reason, and self-expression. Through its Summer Institute and in-service training, the school will provide teachers with professional development in subject matter content, cognitive science, and researchbased pedagogy. The principal, staff, and school improvement team will look first to data and evidence to better school performance, with the guiding criteria that each enhancement should be specific, replicable, and monitored to validate that it achieves its intended results. Two teachers at each grade level, plus an art teacher, music teacher, physical education teacher, health room tech, school secretary, school custodian, and three special education teachers are employed at Frederick Classical.


Accelerated learners will be challenged by placement in accelerated class groupings as well as being given the ability to take courses in a different grade level for math and reading

Frederick Classical includes only the grammar and logic phases, but students who are showing readiness in certain subject areas for the rhetoric phase will be academically challenged accordingly. The school’s curriculum differs from what is currently available in other public and private schools in Frederick County. For instance, the reading curriculum, “Reading Street,” is researchbased, with a strong emphasis on phonics, as opposed to balanced literacy which emphasizes a whole language approach that neglects phonics and phonemic awareness. The mathematics curriculum we will employ is Singapore Math, which is world renowned and focuses on a smaller number of topics, teaching to mastery. History will be taught chronologically beginning in grade one, and is the organizing structure for science and the humanities. Students in grade one will learn about ancient times, moving in grade two to learning about the Middle Ages. In grade three the Renaissance Period will be studied, while grade four will emphasize modern times.

The art and music the students are exposed to will reflect that of the time period being studied in their history class,

Special education will also be available to students who require it, and is consistent with what is offered in the Frederick County Public Schools system. Accelerated learners will be challenged by placement in accelerated class groupings as well as being given the ability to take courses in a different grade level for math and reading. All of the subject areas being taught are aligned with the Maryland State Voluntary Curriculum, with students prepared to partake in all state testing. Frederick Classical Charter School 8445 Spires Way, Frederick www.FrederickClassicalCharterSchool.org





Science will also begin to be taught to first graders, and will correspond to the historical period the students are studying. Consequently, first graders will be studying biology, and second graders will study astronomy and earth science. Third graders study chemistry, with fourth graders learning physics. Grades five through eight will repeat this sequence, but in greater detail.

according to their grade. Foreign language is mandatory, with Spanish instruction beginning in kindergarten, and taught every year through grade eight. Latin will be mandatory for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth- graders starting in the school’s second year of operation.


According to the founders of the school, a classical education includes three stages of education, known as the “trivium.” The first stage is the Grammar phase and encompasses grades kindergarten through four. During this phase students acquire a fundamental knowledge of all subject areas.The next stage is called the logic phase and includes grades five through eight. During this phase students use reasoning to more deeply understand previously learned topics, as well as acquiring more knowledge. The third stage is the rhetoric phase, which include grades nine through 12, the high school years, during which students marshal their acquired knowledge and reasoning to persuade others and express themselves.







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Inspiring Confidence, Character, Compassion, and Community Trinity School of Frederick is an Episcopal/Lutheran Partnership that offers: • Kindergarten-Grade


Spanish 3 times per week beginning in kindergarten

College-preparatory academics

Highly educated faculty

P.E. 4 times per week

Small class sizes

Attention to supportive & gifted education

Emphasis on collaboration & hands-on activities

Curriculum richly integrated with art & music

Exciting field trips from Philadelphia to Williamsburg & many points in between

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childcare & education CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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

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

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Children’s World Early Learning Center

Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

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

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Green World Nursery School

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

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

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100

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

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

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

Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088

Frederick, MD 301-663-5117

La Petite Academy

Fort Detrick Child Development Center

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

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

Frederick, MD 301-846-2612 Frederick Montessori & Arts School

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

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

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152 The Goddard School

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006

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

Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577 Little Lights CDC

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305



childcare & education Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Frederick, MD 301-696-3416 Stepping Stone Centers

Frederick & Middletown, MD 301-662-4242, 301-371-4711 St. John Regional Catholic School

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

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

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014

Centerville Elementary

Oakdale Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Deer Crossing Elementary

Orchard Grove Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Emmitsburg Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Glade Elementary

Sabillasville Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000

Green Valley Elementary

Spring Ridge Elementary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3400

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600

Hillcrest Elementary

Thurmont Elementary

Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728

Kemptown Elementary

Thurmont Primary

Monrovia, MD 240-236-3500

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800

Lewistown Elementary

Tuscarora Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-3750

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000

Liberty Elementary

Twin Ridge Elementary

Libertytown, MD 240-236-1800

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

Lincoln Elementary

Urbana Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2650

Frederick, MD 240-236-2200

Middletown Elementary

Valley Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-236-1100

Jefferson, MD 240-236-3000

Middletown Primary

Walkersville Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Walkersville, MD 240-236-1000

Monocacy Elementary

Waverley Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Frederick, MD 240-236-3900

Myersville Elementary

Whittier Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900

Frederick, MD 240-236-3100

New Market Elementary

Wolfsville Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-1300

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250

New Midway Elementary

Woodsboro Elementary

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700

North Frederick Elementary

Yellow Springs Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166 YMCA

Frederick & Monrovia, MD 301-663-513, 301-607-6900 FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

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

191 S. East Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-696-6850 FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 Carroll Manor Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

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childcare & education FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

Oakdale Middle

Catoctin High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100

Thurmont Middle

Frederick High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Urbana Middle

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200 Walkersville Middle

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

West Frederick Middle

Middletown Middle

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200 Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Middletown High

Monocacy Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700


Tuscarora High

New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400 Frederick, MD 240-236-6400

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Weekly Shabbat and Holiday Services • Early Childhood Center Religious School • Adult Education • Social and Cultural Events

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childcare & education Urbana High

FCPS High School Academies

Even Start

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600

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

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

Walkersville High

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200 OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

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

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

240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

240-578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools

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

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

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

240-236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development. 38 FALL 2013

Frederick Classical Charter School

240-236-1200 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

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

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

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

FCPS Summer Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-473-8990 Friends Meeting School (Pre-K - 12)

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

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

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

Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8)

Homeschool Frederick!

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3161

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722

Telos Academy of Mindworks

New Life Christian School (K - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K3 - 8)

Middletown, MD 240-490-5479

St. John’s Catholic Prep High School (9 - 12)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Information is excerpted from the 2010-2011 Calendar Handbook available at www.fcps.org.) FCPS Director of Special Education

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

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

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

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

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163



childcare & education Infants and Toddlers Program

301-600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, socialemotional, or self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. FCPS Partners for Success

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

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

301-236-8700 Provides individualized special education programs for eligible students with more severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, visual, and learning 40 FALL 2013

disabilities, from age 3 through the school year they reach age 21. Students are admitted by the county IEP team process. FCPS Success Program

240-236-8436 Provides post-secondary transition education for students ages 18-21 who have completed at least four years in a comprehensive high school and exhibit potential for competitive employment. Students earn a Maryland Certificate of Completion. They work in a community-based setting to learn skills for independent living and are exposed to the world of work. Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org

Frederick County Developmental Center

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore, MD toll free: 1-888-554-2080 www.kennedykrieger.org

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Maryland School for the Deaf

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

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

Challenger Baseball

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

Frederick, MD 301-699-3075

Frederick, MD

childcare & education COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES College of Notre Dame of Maryland at Frederick Community College

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

Hood College

Shepherd University

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

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000 www.shepherd.edu

McDaniel College

University of Maryland at College Park

Frederick, MD 301-846-2400 www.frederick.edu

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

Frostburg State University

Mount Saint Mary’s University

University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411 www.frostburg.edu

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

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

Hagerstown Community College

Mount St. Mary’s University Center for Professional and Continuing Studies and Frederick Conference Center

Frederick Community College

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

College Park, MD 301-405-1000 www.umd.edu

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

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Righttime Medical Care Brings Innovative Concussion Services to Frederick County Submitted by Righttime Medical Care Photos by Brandon Bentley

Dr. Robert G. Graw Jr., CEO of Righttime Medical Care, examines a young athlete for signs of concussion. Before being allowed to return to play, an injured player must be evaluated by a licensed healthcare provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.

Most of us have heard the expression, “If you fall off your bicycle, get right back on.” It’s meant to teach us the importance of not giving up when we’re down, but what if the rider hits his head when he falls off that bicycle? A bang, hit or jolt to the head, even with the protection of a safety helmet, can cause a traumatic brain injury, also known as a concussion. An untreated concussion can lead to further medical complications, so it’s important to seek immediate medical attention. An award-winning urgent medical care center, Righttime Medical Care, will be opening its doors in Frederick in October 44 FALL 2013

to patients of all ages. With hours from 7 a.m. to midnight, and open every day of the year, Righttime will provide medical resources to the community, treating everything from sore throats to broken arms. One of the important services the facility will bring is Headfirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care. Dr. Robert G. Graw Jr., CEO of Righttime, and his team of health professionals have been leaders in Maryland’s medical community providing urgent care, and now also offer resources and services to educate parents, educators, athletic trainers, athletes and the general public on the prevention, treatment, signs and dangers of concussions and traumatic brain injury.

health care “At Headfirst, we want to provide immediate, responsive and quality medical care with a community model that will aid in the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries, by coordinating with other resources in the community.” HeadFirst administers the ImPACT baseline test free of charge to thousands of youth athletes and is pleased to expand services to Frederick County. This fall, as sports practice begins for football, soccer, field hockey and cheerleading, young athletes will be out on the fields honing their skills and trying to help their teams win. If they get hurt, their instinct will be to get right back up and play, not wanting to acknowledge that an injury has taken place. If it’s just a minor scrape to the knee or bruise on the arm, there’s no reason why they can’t keep playing. But if they have sustained a blow or jolt to the body or head, they may have, in the words of Dr. Graw, a “serious invisible injury.” “A law passed in May 2011 by the State of Maryland requires that athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion must be evaluated by a licensed healthcare provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions before they are allowed to return to play,” Dr. Graw explains. “At Headfirst, we want to provide immediate, responsive and quality medical care with a community model that will aid in the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries, by coordinating with other resources in the community. We work with primary care doctors and other specialists to make sure that athletes are given the time to rest mentally and physically if they need to, before resuming their regular school and sports schedules.”

continues to be owned and managed by physicians, and since 1997 has served patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. Righttime operates 10 state-of-the art urgent care centers in Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties. HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care offers concussion education, and complete evaluation and care management for patients who may have sustained a concussion, in addition to pre- and post-injury cognitive assessment testing for athletes, to help students and their families navigate the road to recovery and make a safe return to play following a sports-related concussion. For more information The website at www.myheadfirst.com provides extensive educational content, as well as information on follow-up testing for patients suspected of sustaining a concussion. Headfirst can also be contacted via Righttime’s website: www.myrighttime.com or by calling 1-888-808-6483.

Working with local college, high school and recreational teams, Headfirst will be at the forefront of providing concussion education, testing, evaluation and treatment this sports season. The new Righttime Medical Care Center in Frederick located at 201B Shorebird St., in Market Square, will accept most insurance plans. Appointments can be made anytime by calling 1-888-8086483 or going online to www.myrighttime.com. Laboratory and X-ray services facilitate fast and convenient healthcare. Righttime Medical Care was founded by physicians as Nighttime Pediatrics to provide working parents with care for their children in the evenings and on weekends. The company

Dr. Stanford J. Coleman, chief networking officer for Medical Affairs and Community Relations at Righttime Medical Care, evaluates a head trauma patient at a Headfirst Sports Injury and Concussion Center. The red-and-white strip is called an optokinetic strip, which tests for optokinetic nystagmus (OKN).



Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

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

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

Regular & Evening Hours Monday – Friday By Appointment

Saturday Morning Hours By Appointment

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

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



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

FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

FMH Diabetes Center

FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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

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

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

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

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Rose Hill

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

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

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

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

FMH Psychiatric Services

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




Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000 www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

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

The Gettysburg Hospital

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

Brook Lane Health Services

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

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

Carroll County General Hospital

200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000 www.ccgh.com

Children’s National Medical Center

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

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

Holy Cross Hospital

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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

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

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

Frederick Surgical Center

Mercy Medical Center

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

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

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Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000 www.adventisthealthcare.com

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.adventisthealthcare.com

Washington County Hospital Association

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

Washington Hospital Center

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

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senior living

New programs, services offered for older residents

by Kathryn D. Schey, Frederick County Department of Aging

There’s no place like home; it’s familiar, it’s comfortable, and for many of us, it’s where we want to stay. For some people, as they get older, health issues, physical limitations and financial restraints may make it difficult to maintain a property, navigate multiple flights of steps or use existing appliances and fixtures. One might think that given this set of circumstance a move is mandatory. The good news is that with planning and adaptation, “Aging in Place” is a realistic goal. The Frederick County Department of Aging is hosting the event “Adapt to the Future,” from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., in Frederick. A variety of exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss ways existing homes can be modified to accommodate the needs of older adults and people with disabilities for ease of use and safety. If you would like to explore the options and innovations to make Aging in Place a possibility for you or someone you love, save the date and plan to attend. If you would like additional information about this or other Department of Aging programs and services call 301-600-1605 or visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/aging.

The Frederick County Department of Aging, in partnership with Tranquility Assisted Living, Home Instead Senior Care, and the Alzheimer’s Association, is proud to announce a new initiative called the Memory Café. The Memory Café is being offered in response to requests for a safe and relaxed place where people with memory impairment or other cognitive and physical impairments may dine out with their caregivers, families, and friends as well as health and social professionals. The goal of the café is to create an environment that promotes socialization, friendship and support. There is no formal agenda, although resource information will be available each month. Café diners will enjoy a meal at the Frederick Senior Center’s Friendship Café, choosing from a variety of a la carte lunch options including soup, salad, and sandwiches. Each participant will receive a coupon valued at $2.50 toward the purchase of lunch, significantly reducing the personal cost of each meal. The Memory Café will meet the 3rd Friday of every month, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 20, at the Frederick Senior Center. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Should you require additional information, have other questions, or if you would like to RSVP, please contact Mary or Mindy at 301-600-6001.





Share a ride or try the bus when shopping around town for the holidays By Margie Weaver, TransIT Services, Frederick County

Don’t forget that for those who want to go into Washington, D.C., to shop, the MARC train leaves Frederick from the Monocacy Station (behind Target) three times early each weekday morning and returns in the evenings for just $7 one way. For many people, the idea of preparing for the holidays creates feelings of stress and dread. Heading out to Downtown Frederick, the shopping centers, or the malls to do a little shopping or buy supplies for your holiday open house? How badly clogged will the roadways be? Will you be able to find a decent parking space? Worried about all of the rich, traditional foods and drinks you’ll be enjoying from Halloween through New Year’s and don’t have enough time to exercise? There’s a solution for these challenges that you may have never even considered before now: Public and shared transportation. Frederick has an award-winning bus system which serves the urbanized areas of Frederick six days a week. TransIT Connector and shuttle buses serve many of the places you’ll want to go to shop this Holiday season: Downtown Frederick (including Shab Row, Everedy Square, and the Square Corner and surrounding shops and restaurants), FSK Mall, the Golden Mile, both Wal-Mart locations, Westview Promenade, and even Clemson’s Corner. At many locations, the bus drops riders off directly at or very close to retail entrances; no searching for a parking space, no trying to force your way into the line of traffic exiting the shopping centers. The fare is only $1.25 one way (cash) and multiple trip tickets can be purchased for further savings. And should you need it, transferring between bus lines is free! Don’t forget that for those who want to go into Washington, D.C., to shop, the MARC train leaves Frederick from the Monocacy Station (behind Target) three times early each weekday morning and returns in the evenings for just $7 one way.

Don’t live on a bus route or care to drive to an area where the bus stops to catch a ride? Consider participating in “collaborative consumption.” More plainly said – share a ride! Are family members, friends, or neighbors also heading out to shop for gifts, groceries, or party supplies? Ask if you can join them, or offer to drive. Not only will this help to decrease the number of cars on the congested roads, but you’ll have company along the way. Ever find it interesting that you have hundreds or even thousands of Facebook friends, yet you are in your car alone most of the time? Decrease emissions and traffic congestion while you have real social interactions with someone you enjoy spending time with! Finally, consider the health benefits, both physical and mental, of sharing a ride. You’ll have to walk to the bus stop, or maybe to your neighbor’s house. People who rideshare or use public transportation tend to weigh less, have better stamina, and are happier in general. They benefit from increased social contacts and the knowledge that they are making the environment healthier. So this year, before you make your list and check it twice, consider how you might share a ride to your shopping destinations. Just think – with all the money you’ll save from not needing as much gas or car maintenance, you just might be able to buy more gifts for those you love! TransIT schedules and information about how to purchase fare tickets can be found online at www.frederickcountymd.gov/transit. There you can find a video tutorial explaining how to plan trips if you are new to this, and we are always glad to help by phone as well – call 301-600-2065 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.



Use Google Transit or HopStop App to plan your next trip!

10 Connector Routes serve the urbanized areas of Frederick & Walkersville Monday through Saturday

Commute stressing you out? Visit our website & learn how we can help you commute smarter! www.frederickcountymd.gov/transit

transportation Public Transit

TransIT’s Connector routes operate in Frederick City and urbanized areas of Frederick County serving medical, employment, education, and shopping centers. These routes operate MondayFriday from approximately 5:40AM to 9:30PM (9:45PM on Fridays) and from 7:30AM to 9:45PM on Saturday. Fares are $1.25 each way for all routes. The reduced fair for Seniors (60+) and those with disabilities is $.60 one-way. Ten-trip, Twenty-trip, and monthly passes are available at a per-ride discount – costs for Seniors and those with disabilities are also discounted Commuter Shuttle Service:

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

TransIT-plus is a shared-ride, demandresponse transportation service for seniors and persons with disabilities. After registering with TransIT, these individuals contact TransIT to schedule

a ride. For fares and to schedule a TransIT-plus trip call 301-600-1725.

For general TransIT information 24 hours a day, access the website at www.co.frederick.md.us/transit.

Commuter Services

Local and Regional Airports

MARC train to Washington, DC

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

(Riverview Plaza)

5:12AM 5:18AM 6:05AM 6:11AM 7:10AM 7:16AM Returning: Downtown

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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

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

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

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 (East Street extended) (Riverview Plaza) www.mwaa.com 5:22PM 5:14PM 6:58PM 6:50PM Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 8:07PM 7:59PM Sterling, VA 20041 For more information on arrival and 703-572-2700 departure times at specific stops, call www.mwaa.com MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. Monocacy

MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

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

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

Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration Customer Assistance Operators

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

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

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

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

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



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FSK Hotel Still Offers Hospitality To Those Who Pass Through Its Doors Submitted by the Historical Society of Frederick County We sometimes think that making Christmas bigger and brighter is a modern phenomenon, but some Christmas traditions in Frederick County were known for their splashy show starting many decades ago. One was the Francis Scott Key Hotel’s annual Christmas tree. The tree was set up in the hotel’s beautiful lobby — a reflection of the opulence of grand city hotels of the early 20th century — and was extravagantly decorated, new ornaments added each year. If New York had its Macy’s window, Frederick had its FSK Hotel Christmas tree. For half a century the Francis Scott Key Hotel was a gem in Downtown Frederick. In 1921 hundreds of investors from throughout the region took a gamble to capitalize on Frederick’s location and history for the site of a luxury hotel. The FSK Hotel formally opened on Jan. 8, 1923. It boasted 205 guest rooms and 150 baths, along with a coffee shop, barber shop, shoe shining parlor, billiard room, ballroom, main dining room, private dining rooms, grill room, mezzanine, ladies parlor, and its spacious lobby. The “thoroughly modern hotel” of the Roaring Twenties was a far cry from its downtown predecessors. In fact, the site of the FSK Hotel at the corner of West Patrick and Court streets had long been a place of hospitality along the National Road. As far back as the late 1700s a tavern was located there, followed by the Talbott Hotel then City Hotel. Though modest by FSK Hotel standards, local lore purports those earlier establishments offered respite to late 18th and 19th century notables such as George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Gen. George A. Custer, Woodrow Wilson, Mexican general Santa Anna, and Alexander Graham Bell. In its heyday, the FSK Hotel also hosted famous names of its era: Betty Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Aldo Ray, and Eleanor Roosevelt, among others.

Despite financial hiccups during the Great Depression and World War II (primarily due to gasoline rationing that made pleasure travel difficult), the FSK Hotel remained an important downtown business for the next several decades. The hotel tried to roll with the times and amenities were added, such as a heliport on the roof to accommodate plans to offer helicopter transportation to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. in 1964, and marketing ploys deployed, such as an exhibit of letters and items owned by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1966. Sold several times, the hotel endured the indignity of being offered at public sale in 1967. Though its subsequent owners tried to recapture the hotel’s past glory, by the mid-1970s unpaid bills were mounting and the hotel closed for good on July 7, 1975. That same year the property was purchased by Homewood and converted for senior living, the hotel’s furnishing sold at auction at the Frederick fairgrounds. In the early 2000s, following Homewood’s relocation, the property was thoughtfully restored and the building’s exterior brought back to its former glory. Inside, cafes, boutiques, and offices opened for business with condominiums occupying the upper floors. Once again it provides hospitality to those who pass through its doors. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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Artomatic@Frederick returns for second run By Tripp Laino

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arts & leisure

Artists covering many disciplines of visual and performing arts are displaying their work, as well as leading demonstrations of various art styles and leading dance lessons. For several weeks in September and October, Frederick’s already bustling arts scene gets a temporary boost, as two empty Church Street buildings become home to a throng of artists displaying their work. More than 350 artists again took over the former Frederick County Public Schools building, at 115 E. Church St., for the second Artomatic@Frederick. The five-week event, which runs through Oct. 5, has expanded to a second building this year, its nextdoor neighbor at 117 E. Church St., according to Pattee Brown, communications and marketing lead for Artomatic@ Frederick. Artists covering many disciplines of visual and performing arts are displaying their work, as well as leading demonstrations of various art styles and leading dance lessons. The expansion will allow organizers to have a liquor license, and serve beer and wine in the new building. “It’s really an incredible space,” Brown said. “To walk through the space and feel the energy – Here’s an empty building that’s kind of [run-down], and all these artists converge on it and it becomes this energetic building with the energy of art.”

there. The sound system is just unprecedented. We’ll have three or four original artist bands every Friday and Saturday... The difference is going to be astronomical.” Brown praised the army of volunteers who have contributed time and efforts to organize and promote the festival. “Everything’s better looking and more vibrant,” Brown said. “Everything is 100,000 times better and it was already great.” At least one artist is excited about the changes. Goodloe Byron of Frederick participated in Artomatic in 2011 with a staircase mural. For this year’s event, Byron created a large series of squid and other cephalopods that will guide visitors toward the stage for music. He said that Artomatic allows artists more freedom than in other exhibition spaces. For example, the mural he painted in 2011 is still on the wall, allowing him to expand it and add other paintings this year. “It’s really going to blow people away I think,” Byron said. “It’s temporary, but that’s been the exact same way for the last two years. It’s one of the few places you exhibit that you’re allowed to manipulate the space in that way. You can literally do whatever you want.”

Brown said the event shows the importance of art and having a community that supports art. “People know art is important, but there’s something about transforming an abandoned building and the importance of art in the community,” she said. One of the biggest changes from the 2011 incarnation of Artomatic is a new team in charge of bringing in bands, and a revamped sound system that will be significantly more powerful than before. “The music is going to just be unprecedented for this town,” Brown said. “It’s a huge, old auditorium, and we built a stage up

For more information about Artomatic@Frederick, visit www.artomaticfrederick.org. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


Catoctin Colorfest 50 th Annual


OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2013 9AM – 5PM

free admission Shuttle Bus Service Available

Nationally Recognized Juried Artists & Craftsmen Community Park Frederick Road


arts & Leisure NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

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

301-663-9388 C & O Canal National Park

South Mountain Recreation Area

Fountain Rock Recreation Center



Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department



Washington Monument State Park

Frederick County Parks and Recreation





National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park


Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Frederick Ski Club


Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-1365

Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum


Girl Scouts

Shenandoah National Park

The Frederick County Historical Society

Middletown Rec Center

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500 STATE PARKS

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

301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

301-271-7574 Dans Mountain State Park

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

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

301-271-7574 Gathland State Park

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

301-791-4767 Herrington Manor State Park

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park





Brunswick Railroad Museum

Oakdale Rec Center



George Alfred Townsend Museum

Skate Frederick



National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Tuscarora Rec Center

301-695-1864 Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum

240-566-0025 YMCA


301-600-1646 Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

301-663-3885 Seton Shrine Center

301-447-6606 Taney House Museum

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

410-771-4606 www.barsinfo.org


Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating


410-626-0273 www.crab-sailing.org

Adventure Park USA

Disabled Sports USA

301-865-6800 Boy Scouts

301-739-1211 Catoctin Rec Center

301-600-1358 Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

301-271-3180 Centerville Rec Center

240-629-6639 Deer Crossing Rec Center


301-217-0960 www.dsusa.org Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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



Calendar O C T O B E R Every Weekend in October

October 5

Travel over tracks that the Pennsylvania RR originally built in 1872. Ride in vintage 1920s passenger cars or an open flatcar as your rail excursion runs past a 100-year-old lime kiln and then out into picturesque Maryland farm country. Time: Departures at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org

Downtown Frederick goes “Into the Night” for the First Saturday in October. Bring your friends, family and, most importantly, your costume downtown and participate in an evening of ghoulish entertainment. Time: 5-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or www.downtownfrederick.org

October 4

October 5

Walkersville Southern Railroad Weekend Excursions

An Evening on the Riviera

An evening of wine, food, and song to raise funds for the Heartly House and the children’s programs at the YMCA. Time: 7 p.m.-midnight Location: Walkers Overlook Contact: v301-662-2507 or www.eveningontheriviera.com

October 4

First Friday in Frederick — Top Shelf Tastings

October’s First Friday in Frederick event features at least a half-dozen rums - all from different countries and islands. Visiting experts will provide insights into the craft and science of the distiller’s art and guide generous product tastings. Time: 7:30-10 p.m. Location: The Faux School Contact: 301-471-9998 or www.firstfridayfrederick.com

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October First Saturday: “Into the Night”

Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Trains

Enjoy a four-course meal in an elegant dining car with the soothing sounds of live piano music playing in the background. Impeccable service and an intimate setting will make this two-hour train ride a lasting memory. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.orgot

October 5 & 6

Mt. Airy Fall Festival

Old fashioned street festival. Time: 10/5 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 10/6 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Historic Mn St. Mt. Airy, MD Contact: 301-829-5466 or www.MtAirylions.com

October 5 & 6

30th Annual Railroad Days

A celebration of Brunswick’s rich railroading history and heritage. Crafts, food, bands, demonstrations, model train displays, and more! Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Downtown Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7500 or www.brunswickmd.gov

October 5, & 19

Boat & Brew Tour

What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, then enjoy beer tasting and appetizers at Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery. Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Monocacy River and Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery Contact: 301-695-5177 or www.rivertrail. com/boat-brewery-canoe-kayak.php

October 12

Paddle to the Hooch

Join River & Trail Outfitters on a scenic paddling tour followed by a visit to an historic distillery, and taste artisan fruit cordials created by hand using the farm’s own lemons and raspberries! Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: River & Trail Outfitters Contact: 301-695-5177 or www.rivertrail.com/paddle-to-hooch.php

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October 12

All Forged Blade Knife Show & Sale

Time: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield Contact: 301-662-3515 or www.nps.gov/mono

October 19

The William F Moran, Jr. Museum and Foundation present Frederick’s first all forged blade knife show and sale. The show and sale will feature about 20 professional knife-makers displaying and selling their work. An auction of straight and folding knives owned and/or made by Bill Moran, along with other Moran personal items, will be available. The Moran Museum Shop will be open. Show and sale: Time: 1-3:30 p.m., Auction: 4 p.m. to completion. Location: William F Moran Forge Contact: 301-663-6923

All of Middletown Valley is invited to participate in the 6th Annual Scarecrow Contest. Kits available 9/30 at the Municipal Center. Scarecrows are hung on 10/19. Voting event on 10/19 at Municipal Center, 2-5 p.m. Refreshments available. Time: 2-5 p.m. Location: Middletown Park Contact: 301-371-6171 or www.middletown.md.us

October 12 & 13

Walkersville Southern Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Celebrate Pumpkin Season — face painting, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides. Time: Noon-5 p.m. Location: Old National Pike District Park Contact: 301-600-2983 or www.rercreator.com

October 19

Battlefield Hikes (Monocacy)

National Park Service rangers will conduct three hikes that will take visitors to separate areas of the battlefield highlighting the tactics and troop movements that transpired in those areas on July 9, 1864. Each hike covers a distance of less than 2 miles. Allow a maximum of two hours per hike. Meet at the battlefield’s visitor center.

Scarecrow Decorating Contest and Walk

Location: Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, Frederick Contact: 301-663-3885 or www.frederickcounty landmarksfoundation.org

October 19 & 20.

Autumn Reggae Wine, Music, and Arts Festival

Reggae music, wine, and art festival. A two-day pass is available for this event online. Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Gates open at 10 Location: Linganore Winery/ Barryville Plantation Contact: 301-831-5889 or linganorewines.com

October 25 & 26

October 19

Enjoy an elegant meal along with an interactive, murder mystery hosted by Frederick, Maryland’s own Way Off Broadway acting troupe. A great night out for the grownups. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org

October 19 & 20

Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt

Distinguished juried arts and crafts are featured as well as live music, craft beers, and German food. Living history demonstrators and children’s activities make for a fun family outing. Time: 10/19 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 10/20 noon-5 p.m.

A Night at the Brunswick Railroad Museum

Join BRRM for an evening of Halloween fun - and perhaps a spooky surprise or two! Time: 7 p.m. Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum Contact: 301-834-7100 or www.brrm.net

October 25-27

Fine Arts in the Valley at Country Pleasures Farm

Sculpture, pastels, scratchboard, photography, jewelry, entertainment, and artist’s workshops in custom-built Amish barn. Time: 10/25 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 10/26 & 27 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Location: Country Pleasures Farm Contact: 301-606-5772 or fineartsinthevalley.wix.com/fav



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O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R October 26

October 26 & 27

November 1

Bring your canines, felines or any critter with fur, large or small, and enter to win great prizes. Games, contests and lots of fun for all at the carnival grounds. Furmont Day is being sponsored this year by The Catoctin Vet Clinic and Thurmont First, Inc. A donation to the food bank is requested (including food for dogs and cats). Time: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Location: Thurmont Carnival Grounds Contact: 240-529-7814 or www.thurmontfirst.com

Enjoy activities, decorate a treat bag and trick or treat throughout participating merchants. Be sure to visit the familyfriendly haunted house located in a spooky old building. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a “bone-chilling” good time! Time: 1-5 p.m. Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row Contact: 301-662-4140 or www.EveredySquare.com

With a Grammy award and three nominations, the “Boston Globe” says Alison Brown’s banjo is “as technically awesome as it is melodically seductive.” Featuring music from her latest album, “The Company You Keep,” the quartet’s upbeat and melodic tunes are sure to please. Time: 8 p.m. Location: The Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

Furmont Day

October 26

Downtown Halloween Party & Trick or Treating

An evening of holiday fun for children. Trick or treat throughout the city and downtown shops, other activities during the evening. Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Main Street Brunswick Contact: 301-834-5591 or www.brunswickmainstreet.org

October 26

Halloween in Downtown Frederick

Trick-or-treat in Downtown Frederick and enjoy additional Halloween fun Time: Noon-4 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or www.downtownfrederick.org

October 26.

Walkersville Southern Railroad Ghost Trains

All aboard for a spook-tacular night ride. Enjoy cider and cookies in the museum after your ride. Time: 7 & 8:30 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org

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Halloween Trick or Treating and Haunted House

Saturdays & select Sundays in November

“Pinkalicious - The Musical” at Way Off Broadway

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe and only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Saturdays and select Sundays; Time: visit website for times. Location: Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoffbroadway.com

October 17 thru November 10

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde

In 1890s England, Jack and Algy both use the name “Ernest” when they want to instill a little excitement into their lives. All goes well until the two use the pseudonym while falling in love with Gwendolyn and Cecily, threatening their romantic ventures. Paths cross and hilarity ensues in what is considered Wilde’s wittiest and finest comedy. Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

The Alison Brown Quartet

November 1

Brunswick Speaker Series: John Sabol

John Sabol is an archeologist, cultural anthropologist, actor, and author. His anthropological fieldwork includes the study of “spirits” in the religious belief of the afterlife among various cultural groups in Mexico. His acting career includes “ghosting” performances of various characters and scenarios in more than 35 movies, television shows, and documentaries. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Contact: 301-834-7100 or www.brrm.net

November 1-3

Fine Arts in the Valley at Country Pleasures Farm

Fine Arts in the Valley Artists present their newest art. Works on paper, scratchboard, sculpture, photography & more. Small items just in time for the holidays. Held at the oldest organic farm in Maryland. Come for the view and the fine art. Time: 11/1-2 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 11/3 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Country Pleasures Farm, 6219 Harley Road, Middletown Contact: 301-606-5772 or www.wix.comfineartsinthevalley/fav

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N O V E M B E R November 1-3, & 8-9

“Sunset Boulevard”

Having been discarded by Tinsel Town with the advent of the “talkies,” Norma Desmond’s glamour has faded in all but her own mind. When she meets struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis, their passionate and volatile relationship leads to a tragic conclusion. Location: Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowtree Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoffbroadway.com

November 2

Washington Bach Consort

Maryland Consert Opera presents Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment” in English. MCO soloists & chorus accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra. Tickets from Washington Bach Consort and at the door. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Hood College, Coffman Chapel, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or www.hood.edu

November 2.

The Piano Guys

Their unique blend of classical and pop music creates sophisticated new arrangements. Experience the visual and musical drama as they weave seemingly disparate pieces together to create something new. 8 p.m. Location: The Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

November 2

Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Trains

Enjoy a four course meal in an elegant dining car with the soothing sounds of live piano music playing in the background. Impeccable service and an intimate setting will make this two-hour train ride a lasting memory.

Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org

November 3

81st Annual Veterans Day Parade

Pay tribute to our veterans and active military at one of the oldest parades in our nation. Flyover, floats, marching bands, convertible motorcade, veterans testimonials at opening ceremony. “Honor Flight” film about WWII veterans to be shown at the American Legion No. 96 in downtown Brunswick. Time: 1 p.m. opening ceremonies 2 p.m. parade Location: Downtown Brunswick, Potomac Street Contact: 240-508-3049 or www.brunswickmd.gov

November 8-10

Alpaca for the Holidays & Artisan Fair

Shop for homegrown alpaca yarns, socks, scarves, gloves, sweaters, and more. Local knitters, hand-spinners, and weavers will display their work made from alpaca fiber. You’ll be inspired to buy or creating your own. Time: 11/8-9 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 11/10 Noon-5 p.m. Location: Sugarloaf Alpaca Co, LLC, 1347 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown Contact: 240-500-0007 or www.sugarloafalpacas.com

November 11

9th Annual Echo “Taps”

Brass musicians line Market and 2nd streets, each musician plays “Taps” twice in turn, passing the call from Mount Olivet Cemetery to Memorial Park. The last bugler plays at 10:59 a.m., to begin the ceremony at Memorial Park. Frederick is the only community in the U.S. that honors its veterans in this manner.

Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-694-0829

November 12

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

The ensemble was created more than 60 years ago to feature the authentic folk music and dances of the Hungarian people. Performances in 44 countries across four continents, have earned this dance and orchestral ensemble the admiration of more than 7 million people. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

November 15 & 16.

The Comedy Pigs at the MET

Frederick’s longest-running comedy improv and sketch group returns this season to supply late-night humor at the Maryland Ensemble Theater. Time: 9 p.m. Location: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

November 16

Walkersville Southern Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Enjoy an elegant meal along with an interactive, murder mystery hosted by Frederick, Maryland’s own Way Off Broadway acting troupe. A great night out for the grownups. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org



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N O V E M B E R November 16-December 28

A Children’s Theatre “A Christmas Carol” at Way Off Broadway

The classic tale by Charles Dickens is getting a Children’s Theatre makeover. Miserly Ebenezer is a man who hates Christmas. So it is up to the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to help bring the spirit of the season into his life. Location: Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoffbroadway.com

November 22

Jason Crabb

Grammy Award-Winning Christian singer Jason Crabb will kick off the holiday season in a benefit concert for the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs by performing his greatest hits and special holiday music. Jason Crabb is one of the most acclaimed voices in all of Gospel music. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

November 22 - 23, & 30 Mr. Claus

Perfect for the entire family, this original Christmas musical blends songs and music from Christmases past and present. Location: Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowtree Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoffbroadway.com

November 22 thru 24, & November 29 thru December 1

Maryland Christmas Show

Visitors from near and far will discover the joys of shopping at Maryland’s premier Christmas event. Works of top artists and craftsmen offering fine art, pottery,

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furniture, jewelry, clothing, wreaths and garlands, toys and Christmas ornaments are featured in seven buildings and hightop tents. Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-845-0003 or www.marylandchristmasshow.com

November 23

Winterfest: Artist and Craft Market

Enjoy a cozy, historical setting to shop for quality fine art and handmade crafts. Local artist will be set up throughout the museum selling unique, hand-crafted work. Our gift shop offers reproduction glassware, pottery, and ornaments among other gifts for sale. Warm cider/treats will be available. Donations to the museum appreciated. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Schifferstadt Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-668-6088 or www.frederickcounty landmarksfoundation.org

November 23 & 24

Valley Craft Network Holiday Studio Tour

Valley Craft Network’s Holiday Studio Tour 2013 is the longest-running studio tour in the area. 13 artists at 10 studios are featured, including artists in pottery, wood, paintings, fiber, and metal. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Frederick & Washington Cnty Contact: 301-371-4274 or www.valleycraftnetwork.org

November 23 & 24

Handel’s Messiah

Annual concert featuring the Hood College Choir and the Choral Arts Society of Frederick, as well as professional soloists and an orchestra. Hood College, Coffman Chapel, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or www.hood.edu

November 29

Frosty Friday

Frosty Friday has restaurants and stores open from 9 a.m. Have an early breakfast and enjoy a day and evening of characters, carolers and entertainment. Free hot cocoa and gift wrapping. You may see Frosty, Scrooge, the Grinch or even Ol’ Saint Nick. Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick, Market & Patrick streets Contact: 301-698-8118 or www.downtownfrederick.org

November 29

Santa’s Arrival

The Christmas experience begins at the festively decorated shops and eateries of Everedy Square & Shab Row in downtown Frederick. Santa Claus arrives at 7 p.m., sharp, in a horse-drawn carriage to greet children among 40,000 twinkling white lights and brilliant sounds of the season. Join Santa for carols and refreshments while he stays to visit with each child. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Free parking is available. Time: Santa Claus arrives at 7 p.m. Location: East & Church streets, Frederick Contact: 301-662-4140 or www.everedysquare.com

November 29 thru December 23 Gaver Farm Christmas Harvest Festival

Enjoy the beautiful scenic farm and visit with farm animals. Food concessions available with fresh-baked cider doughnuts, pies and more. Farm market includes trees, wreaths, produce, gifts. Cut-your-own Christmas trees. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Gaver Farm, 5501 Detrick Road, Frederick Contact: 301-865-3515 or www.gaverfarm.com

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D E C E M B E R November 30.

The Fun Company Presents, “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”

Junie B. is a first grader with an attitude. The holiday sing-along should be fun, but when it’s time for the Secret-Santa drawing, Junie B. picks the one person she’d rather not have - tattletale May. Don’t miss the family-friendly story with a message about the importance of giving. Location: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

November 30

Merry Tuba Christmas / Weinberg’s Winterfest

Ho, Ho, Ho. Who wouldn’t go? An afternoon of holiday fun featuring regional tuba & euphonium players performing four-part Christmas carols. After a brief intermission, stay to enjoy the Weinberg’s Winterfest. A sing-along featuring Ray Brubacher on the mighty Wurlitzer and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Free with cash or canned food donation. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Contact: 301-602-5041 or www.tubachristmas.com

November 30 thru December 1 Victorian Christmas

Experience Victorian Christmas decorations, crafts, music. Time: 11/30 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 12/1 1-4 p.m. Location: Brunswick Heritage Museum, 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7100

December 1

Cocoa With Santa

Santa Claus is coming to the museum and is eager to meet young visitors! The jolly old elf will spend the afternoon meeting

kids, listening to lists, and spreading Christmas cheer. The afternoon will also feature a take-home activity for children and light seasonal goodies. Photo opportunities available. Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick Contact: 301-663-1188 or www.frederickhistory.org,

December 1

Live Nativity

Live Nativity scene, featuring a real camel, costumes, professional music, and narration. Each presentation lasts 25 minutes. Free parking, admission, and refreshments. Time: 6, 7, 8 p.m. Location: Urbana Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-5769 or www.wesleychapelinurbana.com

December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 Santa Trains

Ride the train with Santa! Have your camera ready for some great shots as Santa will visit with each family. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the museum after your ride. Reservations required for these very popular events. Rides are 1 hour and 10 minutes. Rain, shine or snow! Time: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org

December 1, 6-7, 13-15, 19-21, 27-28 “Mr. Claus”

Perfect for the entire family, this original Christmas musical blends songs and music from Christmases past and present. Location: Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater, 5 Willowtree Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoffbroadway.com

December 4

Holiday Art Competition

Pick your favorite depiction of the Holidays in Frederick at this juried art competition. The winning illustration will be used in the following year’s holiday ad campaign. The winning artist receives a $1,000 cash prize. The Barbara Maghan People’s Choice Award will also be presented. Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 or www.celebratefrederick.com

December 5

Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction

Local professional and amateur bakers and florists create gingerbread structures and floral arrangements for this judged competition. Attendees will have the opportunity to take home a bit of holiday cheer by participating in the annual silent auction during the event. Time: 5:30 p.m., Location: The Faux School, 35 S. Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 or www.celebratefrederick.com,

December 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29.

“The Santaland Diaries,” by David Sedaris

Outlandish and true, this cult classic features David Sedaris’ experiences as Crumpet the Elf during the holiday crunch. NPR humorist and best-selling author of “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. For mature audiences. Location: Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org,



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D E C E M B E R December 6

Festival of Lights

Holiday greetings, carols and an inspirational message are all part of this event, which highlights the true meaning of the holiday season. Attendees join in the program with a moving candle lighting ceremony, filling the courtyard with magnificent light. Time: 7 p.m. Location: City Hall Courtyard, 101 N. Court St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 or www.celebratefrederick.com,

December 7

Holiday Magic at Rose Hill

Enjoy a special day of holiday fun and exploration of holiday traditions from around the world. Be amazed by magician Joe Allen’s sleight of hand. Enjoy handson activities, crafting take-home projects, and visiting Santa Claus in the Carriage Museum. Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-1650 or www.rosehillmuseum.com,

Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656 or www.delaplaine.org

Time: 3-8 p.m. Location: ThorpeWood’s Lodge, 12805A Mink Farm Road, Thurmont Contact: 301-271-2823 or www.thorpewood.org,

December 7

December 7 & 8

Home for the Holidays Dance, Featuring Doc Scantlin

Doc Scantlin’s orchestra, along with Chou Chou and the Girlfriends, offers a memorable evening of musical entertainment. Listen, enjoy, and dance on a large dance floor to the elegant sounds of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and jump into the wonderful swing era of Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller along with many other songs, including holiday favorites we all know and love. Black tie optional, dress in the era, or wear your favorite holiday attire. Cash bar, ages 21 and older. Time: 8:30-11:30 p.m. Location: William Talley Rec Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-6238 or www.cityoffrederick.com,

December 7

Joyful Jingles Holiday Open House

Join us for a holiday open house featuring local musicians and dancers, crafts for kids, and hot cider to warm that winter chill! Time: 12/7 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 12/8 1:30-4 p.m. Location: Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick Contact: 301-600-7004 or www.fcpl.org

December 7 & 8

Candlelight House Tour

This self-guided tour takes visitors inside private homes elaborately adorned with holiday décor in historic Frederick. Visitors are delighted with the architectural nuances, holiday decorations and historical significance of these magnificent homes. Time: 12/7 5-9 p.m.| 12/8 Noon-4 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick, various locations Contact: 301-600-2489 or www.celebratefrederick.com

December 7

Traditional Village Christmas

An enchanting and delightful journey into Christmas music Celtic style. From sweeping epic renditions of popular Christmas tunes to cute and quaint dance numbers by “the wee ones,” this show is sure to entertain and amaze the entire family. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org,

Join us for a traditional Village Christmas, featuring handmade crafts, gifts, madeto-order wreaths, greenery, children’s activities, and refreshments with unique gifts and decorations for the holidays. All proceeds will be used for restoration and interpretation of the historic village. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Collier’s Log House, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont Contact: 410-243-2626 or www.catoctinfurnace.org,

December 7

December 7

December 7, 14, & 21

A holiday market featuring handcrafted works by 25 local artists.

13th annual holiday open house at ThorpeWood. This is a free, family event. Light refreshments, live music, Santa.

Holiday cheer in Downtown Frederick.

Irish Dancing Christmas

Local Color Artist Market

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Holiday Open House

December 7 & 8

Frederick County Society of Model Engineers (FCSME) Open House

Model railroad club open house and operating exhibit. Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: FCSME, 423 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: http://fcsme.com/schedule.htm

Three Saturdays in December in Downtown Frederick

Calendar of events

D E C E M B E R Each Saturday will feature carriage rides, cocoa, music, and live entertainment. More than 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants open until 9 p.m., or later. Time: 3-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick, Market & Patrick streets. Contact: 301-698-8118 or www.downtownfrederick.org

December 7, 14, 21, 28-29

The Fun Company Presents, “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”

Junie B. is a first grader with an attitude. The holiday sing-along should be fun, but when it’s time for the Secret-Santa drawing, Junie B. picks the one person she’d rather not have - tattletale May. Don’t miss the family-friendly story with a message about the importance of giving. Location: Maryland Ensemble Theater 31 W Patrick St. Frederick 21701 Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

December 8

Candlelight Vespers

This annual holiday event features Wayne L. Wold on the Coblentz Memorial Organ and students performing ensembles. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Hood College, Coffman Chapel, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or www.hood.edu

December 13

Kris Kringle Procession

Celebrate Old World holiday magic with this walking procession featuring German/English characters of yesteryear. The procession concludes at the Baker Park Band Shell for a closing ceremony and the lighting of the City Christmas Tree. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-600-2489 or www.celebratefrederick.com

December 13-15

Maryland Regional Ballet presents “The Nutcracker Ballet”

A Frederick holiday tradition, featuring guest artists from New York City Ballet and students from Frederick School of Classical Ballet. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

December 14

Museums by Candlelight

Numerous historic sites and museums offer free programs, entertainment and open house exploring winter traditions of yore. Self-guided. Time: Noon-7 p.m., Location: Various locations throughout Frederick Contact: 301-600-4047 or www.visitfrederick.org

December 14

Winter Reveries

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Cimarosa: Concerto for Two Flutes in G Major, Paulela Burchill and Linda Moss, flute soloists, Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite No. 1, Op. 71a, Arr. Cerulli: Holiday Pops sing-a-long. Time: 3 & 8 p.m. Location: Frederick Community College, Kussmaul Theater, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 888-718-4253 or www.fredericksymphony.org

carols and art songs for chorus and handbells. Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, Great Hall, 106 W. Church St., Frederick Contact: 301-371-4668 or www.frederickchorale.org

December 20-23

A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser in the first degree, thinks Christmas is a “humbug.” When the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future come calling on Christmas Eve, Mr. Scrooge starts to see his life in a different light. This clever and heartwarming adaptation will delight audiences of all ages. Presented by Maryland Ensemble Theater. Time: 10/20 & 10/21 7:30 p.m. 10/22 & 10/23 2 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

December 23

Annual Messiah Sing-Along

A treasured Frederick holiday tradition for 18 years. Conductor Judy DuBose leads the Frederick Chamber Singers, orchestra, soloists, and all who want to sing along in G.F. Handel’s Christmas masterpiece. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

December 14 & 15

Singing and Ringing with The Frederick Chorale and Capital Carillon

A one-of-a-kind holiday event for people of all ages who love Christmas music. The Frederick Chorale and Capital Carillon, of Washington, D.C., will collaborate in offering a unique program of holiday



in the town community •county history offices & services

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


Post offices

Karin B. Tome

Brunswick Post Office


315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

5,870 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 city Hall

Jefferson Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Police Department


301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff


Brunswick City Park


Brunswick Swimming Pool


Faith Assembly of God

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

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

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

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

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

Super Fresh

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


40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895

New Hope United Methodist Church

Volunteer Ambulance

Local Newspaper

Volunteer Fire Department


Grocery Store

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Libraries

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


CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290






St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

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

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Brunswick Little League

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


YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA)

www.pvya.com Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select www.eteamz.com/brunswickjrbb

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders www.bjrfootball.com

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


Debby Burgoyne Population

151 as of 2010 Census

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code


Post Office

Town Office

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

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


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CHURCHES St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

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


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


Post Office

Donald N. Briggs

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

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

Town ParkS



2,814 as of 2010 Census

Community Park

Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

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

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL

Frederick County Sheriff

Professional Association (EBPA)

Emmitsburg Pool

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



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

Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

Business and Professional Association Emmitsburg Business and

Emmitsburg Senior Center


Youth Sports

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




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

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement*

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company


6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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


65,239 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office


4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office


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


Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484


Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office


United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal


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

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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



301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200 Kingsbrook Crossing, Frederick 301-698-9411 3530 Sugarloaf Parkway, Urbana 301.874.1200 Giant Eagle

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444


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

Anglican St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253

The Frederick News-Post

Baha’I Faith


Baha’i Faith

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

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

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

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

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

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

First Baptist Church of Frederick

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

First Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283 899 Swallowtail Drive, Frederick 301-662-3110 Frederick Baptist Temple

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

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

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

6648 Carpenter Road, Frederick 301-473-5635

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

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

South End Baptist Church

Super Fresh

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church


Ballenger Creek, Frederick 301-682-6700 Wegmans

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

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167 Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100





Christian Science


Church of Christ

All Saints Episcopal Church

Victory Baptist Church

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

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

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153

First Church of Christ Scientist

Church of the Transfiguration


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

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Jefferson United Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505


201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262


Church of God

Tibetan Meditation Center

Edgewood First Church of God

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

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

8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-360-9581 Charismatic Harvest Christian Fellowship

Maranatha Church of God


123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

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

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741


Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Parkway Community Church


Emmanuel Alliance Church

Full Gospel First Love Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

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

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

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

Emmanuel Bible Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737 76

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TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

Good News Presbyterian Church

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

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ


Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550

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

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

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

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

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

SURE Fellowship Church

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

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

Presbyterian Reformed

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Unity in Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Grace United Church of Christ

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303

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

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

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

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

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

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





Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589 Frederick Academy of Self-Defense


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

Frederick City Recreation Department


Golden Knights Karate




301-663-5131 www.frederickymca.org

Kreimer’s Karate


Martial Arts USA

Frederick Gymnastics Club


301-695-9414 Karate


Super Sport Karate


Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick

www.fcfrederick.com Frederick Soccer Club

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

240-215-4040 Volleyball

American Karate Academy

Frederick City Recreation (Adults)


301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center



(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

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

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658


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

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

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

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

email: abel6psu@aol.com Urbana Soccer Association

301-363-8739 www.urbanasoccer.org


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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

4,136 as of 2010 Census


Postal Zip Code


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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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


The Gazette

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


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

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

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

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

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

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

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

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

301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com




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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

9,288 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion


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

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

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

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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


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The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

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

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy




Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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


Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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

Mount Airy Presbyterian

West Falls Christian Community Church

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

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Youth Sports


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

Mount Airy Baptist Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

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

Four County Little League

www.fcllbaseball.org Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

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



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

Wayne Creadick Population

1,626 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff


308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company


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

The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

CHURCHES Church of the Saviour

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

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

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

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

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

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




Myersville Church of the Brethren

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

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

Myersville Junior Baseball League


12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

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


Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion


656 as of 2010 Census (on Maryland State website)

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

Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 New Market District Fire Co.

301-865-5700 Post Offices

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

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

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

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

Monocacy Valley Church

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

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

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



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

Fire departments

Thomas Watson

Volunteer Fire Department


294 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Lions Merryland Park


3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944


Town Park

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

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


Martin A. Burns Population

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226





Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

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

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

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


CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League


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

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,800 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

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

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 84

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

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





207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544


Creamery Park

Brethren in Christ

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

Calvary Assembly of God

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Faith Community Mennonite Church

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

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

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

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

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

Heritage Farm Park

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ

301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

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

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

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC)

www.libertytown-md.com/LRC Walkersville Baseball Association


Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

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

Gary Smith Population

1,141 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company


New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company





Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Chapel Lutheran Church


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

10601 Daysville Road, Frederick 301-845-2332

Libertytown Post Office

11941 Main Street, Libertytown 1-800-ASK-USPS

St. John’s United Church of Christ

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

New Midway Post Office

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

YOUTH SPORTS Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

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

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council


Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

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