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Springtime in Frederick


16 Bell and History Days Rings in New Museum Season 18

The Hometown Hero of Santiago



22 Frederick’s Millennials Choose Mixed-Used Communities



26 Relishing Downtown Frederick’s Retail Opportunities



30 Test-Taking Strategies Help Students Do Their Best

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42 Planting Soul Seeds This Spring

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47 Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow

50 TRANSPORTATION 51 Use Public Transportation for a Distraction-Free Commute



56 15 Sq Arts Project Aims to Boost Arts Education 59 An Art-Filled Treasure in Northern Frederick County



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Frederick Reads Brings Together Diverse Community Submitted by Frederick County Public Libraries

What would happen if a community decided to celebrate a particular theme every year, a theme so expansive that everyone could relate to it in a way that personally resonates? And what if a diverse group of individuals and organizations created the framework for anyone to celebrate the theme through programs, events, book discussions and more, connecting several thousand people to each other through a shared experience? Frederick County is accomplishing these goals and more through Frederick Reads. Since its inception nine years ago, Frederick Reads has evolved from a single author event into a seasonal event series each spring intended to foster a love of reading. The celebration is an opportunity to share an imaginative journey together through the pages of significant books. Diverse picks include fiction, non-fiction, poetry and music, covering topics related to history, societal issues, culture, sports and much more. As Frederick Reads delves into themes within 10 SPRING 2014

the books themselves, cultural partners often expand upon these themes through a variety of venues. While wide-ranging, all Frederick Reads selections share a common purpose, which is to provide a platform for broad exploration of multi-faceted issues that spark productive conversations in Frederick and beyond. Frederick Reads invites world-class authors to Frederick to discuss their work with audiences. Past Frederick Reads guest authors include Elizabeth Gilbert, Cokie Roberts, Frank Deford, James L. Swanson, Rebecca Skloot, David Sedaris, Alexander McCall Smith, Billy Collins, Diane Ackerman, Nikki Giovanni, and many others. Most author events are free to the public, underwritten by our partners as a gift to the community. The 2014 Frederick Reads celebration includes visits by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/author Rosanne Cash to discuss “The Music of Language.� Poet Laureate of the United States, Natasha Trethewey, launched the 2014 season, speaking on the same theme.

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in the community In addition to the high-profile signature events, Frederick Reads invites the community to produce dozens of programs that touch on the theme and at the same time generate passion within their audiences. Frederick Reads builds connections among disparate audiences who wish to participate under the Frederick Reads umbrella, often connecting authors and artists with venues who have an audience looking for programming. Events take place at a variety of venues including the historic Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick Community College, art galleries, libraries and even in the homes of literature lovers. These community-driven, ancillary programs are what make Frederick Reads unique. The program has been nationally and internationally lauded as a model of cultural community building, and a way to encourage not only reading, but also building bridges and sharing constructive, diverse viewpoints through a shared experience. Authors have expressed delight at the creative programs that spark their own imagination in ways they didn’t expect.

benefits of the program. While there are ways others can emulate Frederick Reads, Cromwell stated the obvious – the people who attend these programs are the ones who truly make the success. “Some people in the audience know the author’s material intimately, others are just hearing about it for the first time. But they all seem thrilled to share in the common experience of coming from different walks of life to join forces. We have had some magical moments between the authors and the audience, and for that I entirely credit the people of Frederick. There is an extraordinarily engaging, fun, curious and positive group of people here, and without that, I don’t think Frederick Reads would be here today.” Financial support for Frederick Reads is provided by the C. Burr Artz Trust, Frederick Community College, the Ausherman Family Foundation, the Delaplaine Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, and many cooperating partners. For further information, visit

Frederick Reads committee chairwoman Elizabeth Cromwell of Frederick County Public Libraries has been invited to speak with other communities in the United States and Europe about how the

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Springtime in Frederick Words by Brittany Diehl, Downtown Frederick Partnership After a harsh winter, Downtown Frederick is more than ready for spring to arrive. With the warm weather and sunshine comes a lot to see and do — patios to eat on, music to relish in, long walks to take, and shopping trips to embark upon!

shoppers and a beer garden on Carroll Creek puts an outdoor spin on happy hour. Mayfest features fun for everyone and can be the perfect girlfriends’ getaway, romantic weekend for two, or family outing.

Mayfest kicks off spring in Frederick on the first Saturday of May each year. An all-day affair, Mayfest brings music, activities, a sidewalk chalk competition and bouquets of flourishing flowers to downtown. Shops are open late to accommodate after-dinner

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Alive @ Five is Downtown Frederick’s only outdoor summer happy hour series and features a variety of musicians. A walk downtown on any day brings beautiful sights to see and rich history with every step. Follow the Heritage Trail Markers around town for history lessons on every block, stroll through picturesque Baker Park for a breath of fresh air, or walk along Carroll Creek and observe beautiful plants blooming thanks to the Color on the Creek project. Whether you’re looking for a great new warm-weather wardrobe, unique décor for your spring-cleaned home, or you’re pining for an unforgettable antiquing outing, Downtown Frederick’s unique selection of retailers is not to be missed this season. A walk down Patrick Street will reveal a seemingly endless selection of home décor shops, antique dealers, fashionable clothing boutiques and more. Dart over to Everedy Square and Shab Row for gifts, furniture, chocolate, apparel, tea and cooking salts to satisfy the palate of any shopper. A jaunt on Market Street provides visitors with yet another eclectic variety of retailers — from oil and vinegar to handcrafted gifts and fine art galleries. For more information on the events and places mentioned in this article, and further information on upcoming events and vendors in downtown Frederick. Visit:

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Bell and History Days rings in new museum season Words by Tripp Laino

Venture outside in Frederick County on April 5 at 10 a.m., and you will be greeted by the sounds of hundreds of bells ringing, commemorating the opening of Bell and History Days.

the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium. “When the wind is working in our favor and everything is happening just right, it’s pretty spectacular.”

“We invite churches and fire houses, any bell there is to ring out there in the county to ring out,” said Liz Shatto, coordinator of

The annual event serves as a kickoff for the museum season in Frederick, according to Shatto, and has 23 museums and

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exhibitions participating between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. this year. As part of the festivities, all of the sites waive admission fees for the day, and many will have special programs, some of which are bell themed, she said. For those looking for a challenge on the day, Shatto said the Passport to History program offers passport stamps at each location. Participants receive a bell souvenir and will be eligible for other prizes. Passports can be picked up at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East Street in Frederick.

For those looking for a challenge on the day, Shatto said the Passport to History program offers passport stamps at each location. Participants receive a bell souvenir and will be eligible for other prizes. Passports can be picked up at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East Street in Frederick. “ exhibit, visitors will be able to fill out and mail postcards to send, she said. She said the other highlight at the Brunswick museum is a handbell ringing as part of the 10 a.m. kickoff, where volunteers will line the streets of the city and ring bells for three minutes.

The event was revived in 2006, after not happening for about a decade, she said. The museum in Frederick typically runs from Bell and History Days in April through Museums by Candlelight, held in December, she said.

The biggest bell of the day is the one located at the Frederick Visitor Center, Shatto said. It was created in 2006 to celebrate the revival of the event.

“This is our way to say, ‘we’re open, spring is here, come out, we’ve got a season of discovery for you all,’” she said.

“We wanted to do it in a big way,” she said. “We were able to bring the world’s only traveling bell forge and we actually cast a bell.”

Shatto said the original incarnation of the event ran from the 1960s through the 1990s before fading out. When the event was revived, the focus was changed to include museums throughout the county, instead of those just in the City of Frederick. At the Brunswick Heritage Museum, curator Rebecca O’Leary says the event brings a major influx of visitors to the museum, which has a large train display and recreations of Victorian rooms as permanent exhibits.

Visitors can even line up and ring the big bell themselves, she said.

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O’Leary says this year’s Bell and History Days program will mark the opening of the Postmarked Brunswick exhibition, which celebrates 150 years of letters, postcards and personal correspondence to and from Brunswick residents. As part of the FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



Admiral and Mrs. Schley get a hero’s welcome in Braddock Heights following a special excursion aboard one of the new trolley cars of the Frederick & Middletown Railway on November 19, 1898. Historical Society of Frederick County collection.

The Hometown Hero of Santiago Words by Duane Doxzen, Historical Society of Frederick County Deputy Director Photos courtesy of Historical Society of Frederick County

A number of Frederick Countians have bounded from local celebrity to national figures. National anthem author Francis Scott Key, Civil War flag-waver Barbara Fritchie, “President in Congress Assembled” John Hanson, U.S. Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, and international fashion designer Claire McCardell immediately come to mind. But there was another who may have been even more widely known and celebrated during his lifetime, and whose exploits are reduced to little more than local trivia today. Winfield Scott Schley was born at his family’s home at “Richfield,” near Frederick in 1839. An earlier home on the original 1,000-acre property had been the home of Gov.

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Thomas Johnson. Schley was named for Mexican War hero and family friend Gen. Winfield Scott. Winfield Scott Schley himself followed in the booted footsteps of his namesake, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1860 and serving on various vessels during the U.S. Civil War. Schley later participated in an expedition on the Korean Peninsula (1871), commanded the rescue of Adolphus Greely’s Arctic Expedition (1884), and served in various other capacities to the end of the 19th century. Schley likely would have remained a nautical footnote if not for a war. The Spanish-American War was a 10-month affair known mostly today for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders factually challenged charge up San Juan Hill and the slogan “Remember

HISTORY the Maine!” even if few remember what it was they are supposed to remember about it. The war had resulted from U.S. intervention in the Cuban and Philippine wars of independence from Spain to further its own economic and political interests.

conflict resulted in the disintegration of the Spanish Empire and the entrance of the U.S. on the world stage as a true world power.

Assigned to command the “Flying Squadron” in early 1898, Commodore Schley Admiral Winfield Scott Schley. was the lowest of his rank Historical Society of Frederick serving under Acting County collection. Rear Admiral William Sampson and steaming to the Caribbean. His controversial actions there began with the blockading of Santiago Harbor, Cuba, and ended with the destruction of the Spanish fleet in the Atlantic. The

After a 47-year career in the Navy, Winfield Scott Schley retired a real admiral and returned to his hometown a hero, signing memorabilia and making personal appearances. He died at age 71 in 1911. In the space of just several decades, the Spanish American War fell from public consciousness as larger, more desperate conflicts took center stage. Today, the short, seemingly inconsequential war is far overshadowed by the wars fought since. Now, when we remember the Maine, let’s also remember Winfield Scott Schley, our hometown Hero of Santiago.

Schley skyrocketed to fame as the “Hero of Santiago,” the U.S. victory and his praises being celebrated in song, poetry, and pageants all over the nation. Of course, in any battle there are winners and losers, and in the arena of public adulation Schley bested his superiors decisively. Even though a formal court of inquiry criticized Schley’s actions in a decision approved all the way up to President Theodore Roosevelt, the national press and the public continued to build his reputation.

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Frederick’s Millennials Choose Mixed-Used Communities by Cassandra Bailey, RE/MAX Achievers The term “Millennial” is generally used to describe a person who reached young adulthood around the year 2000. Characteristics that identify this generation are very different from any before them. For starters, they have been plugged into technology since birth. It’s widely believed that they have the most educated mothers of generations before them and, because of this, they are the most “scheduled” generation ever, leading them to be successful multi-taskers. They expect to have six to eight careers in their lifetime and are attracted to diverse environments. So what does this have to do with real estate development in Frederick County, Maryland? Well, according “The Wall Street Journal,” a survey of about 1,200 Millennials “shows that ... 62 percent said they prefer mixed-use developments with shops, restaurants, and offices, and 52 percent say they like pedestrianfriendly neighborhoods.” Furthermore, “Millennials represent a big change from other generations, in that this group will continue to prefer more compact, urban homes, even later in life... that will likely lead to more mixed-use development.” This leads us to the definition of mixed-use development. A “mixed-use development is any urban, suburban or village development, or even a single building, that blends a combination of residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial

uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated, and that provides pedestrian connections,” according to Grant Ian Thrall’s 2012 book “Business Geography and New Real Estate Market Analysis.” Let’s look at how this new generation’s ideals are already beginning to affect Frederick’s growth and development. The past few years have seen a major change in our urban areas. It used to be that the historic downtown areas of Frederick, New Market, Middletown, and Thurmont, to name a few, were the only places where you could go park the car and walk to a variety of shops, restaurants, and parks. Now, we have two new areas that are completely mixed-use development: the Villages of Urbana and Market Square. We also have the proposed Monrovia Town Center still in early approval stages that may come to fruition in the near future. The Villages of Urbana offers a wide range of family-oriented destinations, including restaurants coffee shops, recreational parks, grocery stores, medical facilities, and a public library. This year the Villages celebrates its 15th anniversary and to celebrate, the “Fabulous Fifteen Events” have been planned for residents, including a Beer & Bingo Night, Spring Yard Sale, Wine Tasting & Social evening, and Family Game Night.

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housing & real estate To keep everyone in the community connected, the Villages puts out a weekly newsletter, which is available online. At any given time, you can see young couples, families with young children, and a variety of other people strolling along the sidewalks in the Villages. As with the Villages of Urbana, Market Square, off Md. Route 26 between Frederick and Walkersville, is a rapidly growing community. It was awarded by the Frederick County Building Association, the “2012 Award of Excellence” for Best Planned Urban Mixed-Use Community. Although still expanding, Market Square boasts an impressive collection of restaurants, shops, and activities. From fast-casual restaurants such as Noodles and Company or Moe’s Southwest Grill, to sit-down dining establishments such as Madrones, the food choices are numerous and easy to access on foot. Stores such as Pier 1 Imports, HomeGoods, and PetsMart are just a few of the new places for residents to drop in. Leisure activities such as exercising at Sport&Health, or a relaxing massage at Massage Envy help people unwind after a busy day at work.

Of course, one of the main attractions is the Wegman’s grocery store, which has its own food court as well as a well-stocked grocery market. To pull in those Millennials in the Frederick area, the Market Square’s website’s first line is, “Living in this brand-new, mixed-use community presents young professionals and families alike the opportunity to enjoy all that Frederick has to offer.” The addition of the potential Monrovia Town Center will bring a similar structure to another part of Frederick County. A few traits of mixed-use developments that are highly desirable are: the reduced distances between housing, workplaces, and retail destinations; a strong neighborhood bond or character; pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly environments; life-cycle housing (starter homes to larger homes to senior housing); and more compact land development. The benefits to the economy and environment for the greater Frederick area earn mixed-use developments a plus for many.


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Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6110 toll free: 1-800-464-6110 24


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

West Oil, Inc.

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

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

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

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Relishing Downtown Frederick’s Retail Opportunities Words by Molly Fellin Spence

Photos by Andrew Murdock, Natural Artistry Photography Hallie and Mark Burrier started Relish Decor in 2011 and opened their doors at 43 East Patrick St., in Downtown Frederick in 2013. A quirky and unique shop, Relish stocks vintage goodies alongside modern dinnerware, décor, glassware, linens, cookbooks and candles. Hallie Burrier said she always wanted the business to be creative and fun and to inspire her customers, as she has been inspired by shops around the world. “There have been stores across the world that have left a lasting impression on me as a customer because they were able to create a welcoming and visually exciting environment,” she said. “I love being in shops that are curated, unique, and have a sense of discovery about them.” How would you describe your business to someone who knows nothing about it? What goals do you have in mind with regard to how you want to serve your customers?

HB: We are a lifestyle boutique known for a stylish selection of tabletop housewares, kitchen furnishings, and unique gifts. 26 SPRING 2014

Our shelves bustle with treasures for the entertainer: colorful vintage-inspired dinnerware and glassware, artisan-made fine cutlery and serving boards, and recycled soaps and candles. Collections from up-and-coming American designers mingle with one-of-a-kind vintage finds from Parisian flea markets. Our customers have an eye for quality, a sense of humor, and understand the joy that well-designed goods can bring to your home. We also offer a gift registry in store and online at for brides wanting to register for unique items not available at big-box stores. Mark and I enjoy meeting new customers and welcoming regulars. We take pride in providing exceptional service and you can always find us at the store. We’re genuinely excited about our products and love telling the stories behind them. Our free time is spent traveling all over looking for unique vintage items and new American-made vendors to surprise our customers with items they don’t normally find elsewhere.


“There have been stores across the world that have left a lasting impression on me as a customer because they were able to create a welcoming and visually exciting environment.” Downtown Frederick has a strong food culture which pairs perfectly with our dining and entertaining concept. Frederick’s location makes it a destination for those in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Virginia. What is your background, education, training?

HB: My father was a department store manager and my grandfather owned a hardware store on a Main Street, so retail is in my blood. I’m a former creative district merchandising manager for Urban Outfitters in Manhattan, Bloomingdales in Tysons Corner, and creative director for Britches of Georgetown. I went to school for fashion design, but found that I loved arranging stores and building displays more.

What lessons have you learned in creating this business?

HB: The biggest lesson we’ve learned so far is to trust our instincts. We only carry products that we love, believe in, and would use in our home, and we don’t stray from that. If you treat customers with care and respect, you can create a positive environment where you look forward to opening the doors each day. What is it about the Frederick County region that supports your particular vision?

HB: Our store nestles perfectly in the historic downtown setting. We are excited to be a part of a town with such rich history and kind residents. Mark grew up in Myersville, but I have moved several places along the East Coast, most recently New York City. We moved here as a great place to live, first and foremost, and to be close to our families. It has the same characteristics I loved about New York City. We can walk to shops, restaurants, and have plenty of entertainment in our neighborhood. We have the balance of family and space to host and enjoy our home as well.

I feel very fortunate to have found my career passion very early on in my working life. It has taught me so much about not only the creative and visual aspect of retail, but also about people and customer service. I have wanted to have my own shop since I was 15. Every career move I made was to learn more and work towards that goal. Eighteen years later it became a reality and I am grateful every day to Mark for supporting this dream and being such a huge part of it, and to our customers that make living that dream possible. Mark’s background is in graphic design and illustration so we’re both creative and visual people. His talents turn our ideas into reality. We love having the freedom to create in our environment with no restrictions and to share our vision with our customers.

Relish Decor 43 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 301-698-7360



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Full Service Bank Centers in Frederick County Antietam Bank Center

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Patrick Bank Center

30 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 (240) 379-7671 Manager: Tammie Jones

East Frederick Bank Center 490 Monocacy Boulevard Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 668-2004 Manager: Michael McIntyre

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FCB Call Center (301) 620-1400

Ann Seiss (240) 529-1535

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Beverly Wastler (240) 529-1584

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Test-Taking Strategies Help Students Do Their Best By Dr. Terry Alban, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools

Spring is exam time across Frederick County. Adults know that tests don’t give a complete picture of a student’s knowledge, ability or aptitude, yet some children worry excessively about how they’ll perform. Help prepare children for success by educating yourself about the types of tests students are taking. Tests at FCPS

FCPS uses the Global Scholar Assessment System’s Performance and Achievement Series to gauge how well students respond to curriculum. The Performance Series uses computerized tests to pinpoint proficiency levels corresponding with specific 30 SPRING 2014

standards. The Achievement Series allows teachers to develop and administer online and paper-pencil assessments. Each series captures immediate results and produces standards-based reports to help guide next steps.

EDUCATION FCPS high school students take final exams in most courses. Finals can consist of components administered throughout the course, at the end of the course or a combination. FCPSmandated CRES tests make up the final exams for many courses and are 20 percent of students’ final course grades. The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) meets federal No Child Left Behind requirements. Students in grades 3-8 take MSAs in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 they take the science MSA. [Grade 10 MSA requirements are met by the High School Assessments (HSA) exams in algebra, biology and English 10.] The format includes multiple-choice and student-constructed responses. Parents receive individual, school and state results. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a partnership of about 25 states developing a national testing program slated to replace the MSA for the 201415 school year. FCPS is field testing PARCC tests this year. The Criterion-Referenced Evaluation System (CRES) is an FCPS testing program to determine how students are mastering essential curriculum. Multiple-choice, essay and short-answer results help us evaluate and improve student and school progress. FCPS high school students take final exams in most courses. Finals can consist of components administered throughout the course, at the end of the course or a combination. FCPSmandated CRES tests make up the final exams for many courses and are 20 percent of students’ final course grades.

Advanced Placement (AP) tests are national College Board exams that FCPS strongly encourages students enrolled in AP classes to take. Many Frederick County students earn scores that qualify for college credit. The SAT is a national college-entrance exam to measure critical reading, writing and math skills. The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) determines scholarship eligibility and is a practice exam for the SAT. FCPS provides the PSAT free to all 10th graders to assess their progress and prepare them for taking it again in 11th grade when good results can qualify students for scholarships. The American College Test (ACT) is a national exam some colleges require. In addition to understanding types and purposes of tests, families can set their children on the path to good grades by assuring they have: • a regular time and place for homework • regular exercise • a good night’s rest • meals that are nourishing, but not too heavy. If children are anxious about test performance: • reassure them that some concern is normal and can help them do well • encourage a positive attitude that helps them decide to do their best and not blame themselves for what they don’t yet know • teach them to take a few slow, deep breaths to relax • remind them that paying close attention to one question at a time will help them overcome anxiety, as their power of concentration kicks in.

For more about testing, contact your child’s teacher, visit, and or call 1-877-HSA-EXAM.

High School Assessments (HSAs) are state exams that students take at the end of algebra/data analysis, biology, English 10 and government courses. To receive a diploma, students who enter ninth grade during or after the 2013-14 school year must pass each exam, earn a minimum combined score or complete a state-approved academic validation project. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


childcare & education CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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

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

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Children’s World Early Learning Center

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

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, selfdirected, 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

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006



childcare & education Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305

Carroll Manor Elementary

North Frederick Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000

Centerville Elementary

Oakdale Elementary

Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Frederick, MD 301-696-3416

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-3200

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900

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

Stepping Stone Centers

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

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

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

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014 Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728 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 Frederick County Board Of Education

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

New Market Elementary

Wolfsville Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500

New Market, MD 240-236-1300

Myersville, MD 240-236-2250

Brunswick Elementary

New Midway Elementary

Woodsboro Elementary

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500

Woodsboro, MD 240-236-3700

Ballenger Creek Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 34 SPRING 2014

childcare & education Yellow Springs Elementary

New Market Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

Middletown Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Walkersville Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200

West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Brunswick High

Urbana Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle

Monocacy Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

Brunswick Middle

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Oakdale Middle


Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center 1011 N. Market Street Frederic, MD

New schedules available for the Fall of 2014 Mom/Dad & Me Class for those under 3 2-day-a-week classes available for 2-year-olds with extended day option 2-, 3-, & 5-day-a-week classes for 3- & 4-year-olds Full day (9am-3pm) with part-time option available Small classes Indoor & Outdoor play areas Enrichment activities Our school is committed to quality education in a warm and enriching learning environment.

Registering NOW for the Fall

For more information or set up a tour of our school Call 301-663-3437



childcare & education Tuscarora High

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400 Urbana High

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600 Walkersville High

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

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

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

240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

240-578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools

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

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 36 SPRING 2014

environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development.

involvement and provides interpreters for parent conferences and many translated documents.

FCPS High School Academies

Even Start

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

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

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

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

301-696-6887 The Learning/Language Support Program provides specialized

childcare & education intervention addressing the needs of students identified as having phonicsbased reading difficulties. Teachers are trained to identify appropriate students and implement strategies for remediation. This program is available in all elementary and middle schools.

Lucy School (Pre-K - 2)

Homeschool Frederick!

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163


Frederick, MD 301-663-8418

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.

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

Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8)

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

Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K3 - 8)

Middletown, MD 240-490-5479 St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722

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.

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

The Banner School (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-662-2814

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)

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

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

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel

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

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

Telos Academy of Mindworks

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

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

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

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

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

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

Brunswick, MD 301-834-5000 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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 38 SPRING 2014

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

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 Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

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

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Maryland School for the Deaf


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

Challenger Baseball

Frederick, MD 301-694-8673 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

Hood College

Shepherd University

Frederick, MD 301-663-3131

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000

McDaniel College

University of Maryland at College Park

Frederick, MD 301-846-2400

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

Frostburg State University

Mount Saint Mary’s University

University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411

Emmitsburg, MD toll free: 1-800-448-4347

Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060

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

College Park, MD 301-405-1000

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

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People of any age can have injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The medical staff at Robinwood Orthopaedic Specialty Center have helped new-born infants, senior citizens in their nineties, and people of every age in between.

Our Services • Surgery: Arthroscopic Surgery & Joint Replacement

• Sports Medicine: Sports Injuries - Young & Mature Athletes

• Diagnostic Services: X-rays, Bone Density Studies & Electrodiagnostic Testing

• Hand/Upper Extremety

• Physical Therapy • Fracture Care

• Podiatry • NCV/EMG Studies • Neck & Low Back pain

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Health Care

Planting Soul Seeds this Spring Words by Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT

With warmer weather and longer days, Spring invites us to open our windows, let in fresh air, and do some spring cleaning. It is a time of new possibilities and planting seeds that you hope will grow and flourish in the months to come. While you tend to your home and garden, Spring can also be a time where you tend to your soul. It can be a time of planting the kinds of seeds you want to see flourish in your life. And it can be a time of looking at how you may have closed the doors of your heart… and then choose to open up and let love in.

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Here are three ways to plant soul seeds and “let love in” this Spring:

• Know what soul seeds you want to plant. Just as a gardener carefully identifies what she wants to plant, when it comes to tending to your soul, ask yourself, “What seeds do I want to plant in my life?” Maybe it’s patience, kindness, adventure

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It may seem obvious, but when we don’t see any sign of life, we can forget that there is anything in the garden but dirt! The same goes for the seeds we want to see blossom in our souls. or feeling close to a dear one again. Know what soul seeds you want to plant so that you can focus on tending to the right ones in your everyday life. • Label the seed. Our family has a just a small garden in the backyard, but still we can forget what we planted. My husband labels each plant now. It may seem obvious, but when we don’t see any sign of life, we can forget that there is anything in the garden but dirt! The same goes for the seeds we want to see blossom in our souls. Write down your soul seeds and post the words in places where you’ll see them throughout your day. I posted my soul seed “tenderness” on my nightstand so I look it every morning and every evening, and in our kitchen where we spend much of our time. Every time I look at my seed, it reminds me to be mindful of what I am tending to.

Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT is a mom, compassion-focused psychotherapist, yoga and mindfulness teacher, and life coach. Her life’s work is about inspiring delight, compassion, and connection in our everyday lives. She facilitates mindfulness-based wellness workshops for faculty and staff at Georgetown University and offers counseling, coaching, and workshops in Frederick, MD where she lives with her family. Find out more at

• Keep watering the seed. Just as your garden needs sunlight, attention, rich soil, and water in order for the seeds to grow, your soul seed needs nourishment in order to flourish. Naming what you appreciate every day – in your life, your partner, your children, and in yourself – is like sunlight for the soul. Your heart opens and your body relaxes. In any moment, water your soul seed by asking yourself, “How can I let love in?” These little mindful moments remind you that you have choice about what seeds you want to see grow in your life and relationships. As you clean out your closets, open the windows, and feel the warmth in the air with promises of summer to come, tend to the seeds of your soul. Know what soul seeds you want to plant. Label them and post them in your everyday life. And keep watering your soul seeds by practicing appreciation and asking yourself, “how can I let love in?” The seeds that blossom are the ones that you tend to with loving attention. By late spring, you’ll begin to see signs of new life – in your heart, soul, and everyday life. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



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

FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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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. FMH Psychiatric Services

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

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.


Frederick Surgical Center

9909 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-864-6000

Georgetown University Hospital

Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

Brook Lane Health Services

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

Carroll County General Hospital

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

Children’s National Medical Center

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

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

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239 410-532-8000 Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

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

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

Frederick Memorial Hospital

1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000

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

Holy Cross Hospital

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As a new donor you could earn up to $120 in your first week. Donate today at: Biomat USA Frederick 1037C West Patrick St. 1-866-563-1266 In addition to meeting the donation criteria, you must provide a valid photo I.D., proof of your current address and your Social Security or immigration card to donate. Must be 18 years of age (19 in AL) or older to donate.

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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

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

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

Washington County Hospital Association

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

Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-877-7000



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Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. Words by Kitty Devilbiss, Frederick County Department of Aging

Older adults have made countless contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. This celebration recognizes older Americans for their contributions and demonstrates our nation’s commitment to helping them stay healthy and active. Older adults have made countless contributions and sacrifices to ensure a better life for future generations. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. This

celebration recognizes older Americans for their contributions and demonstrates our nation’s commitment to helping them stay healthy and active.



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Counselors will be on hand to assist with applications for benefits such as Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program, energy assistance, and property tax credits. Health professionals will screen for balance, high blood pressure, medication interactions, and other health conditions at no cost to participants. With such a busy month, The Frederick County Department of Aging, in cooperation with the Freedom Center, a Center for Independent Living, will host a Health and Benefits Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, June 4, at the Emmitsburg Senior Center. The fair will be held for the benefit of all Frederick County residents, but especially those living in North County communities. Senior citizens and adults of any age with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of free health and benefit screenings in addition to the opportunity to learn more about the services and opportunities available to maintain and improve their personal health. Counselors will be on hand to assist with applications for benefits such as Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program, energy assistance, and property tax credits. Health professionals will screen for balance, high blood pressure, medication interactions, and other health conditions at no cost to participants. This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.� The theme focuses on injury prevention and safety to encourage older adults to protect themselves and remain active and independent for as long as possible. Unintentional injuries to this population result in at least 6 million medically treated injuries and more than 30,000 deaths every year. With an emphasis on safety during Older Americans Month, we encourage older adults to learn about the variety of ways they can avoid the leading causes of injury, such as falls. While Frederick County Department of Aging provides services, support, and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity for us to provide specialized information and services regarding the important topic of injury prevention. This information will help older adults take control of their safety and live longer, healthier lives.

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Throughout May and June, Frederick County Department of Aging will be conducting activities and providing tips on how to avoid the leading causes of injury.

Health and Benefits Fair for Seniors June 4 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m Emmitsburg Senior Center 300 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD To learn more about Older Americans Month, the

Health and Benefits Fair or other programs and services, contact The Frederick County Department of Aging at 301-600-1605 or go to or follow us on Facebook.

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!



Use Public Transportation for a Distraction-Free Commute Words by Adrienne Moretz, TransIT Services of Frederick County

As people on the move, we are constantly faced with distractions. Coping with many work and home distractions is as easy as taking a few deep breaths or stepping away from the desk. Maintaining a distraction-free environment, however, is becoming increasingly difficult behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that drivers are distracted by secondary activities 30 percent of the time while driving. And, according to a study released by the NHTSA and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of nearcrashes involve some form of driver distraction that reduces driving safety.

These distractions can take many forms, including cognitive, auditory, visual and biomechanical. Changing the radio station or eating breakfast during your commute isn’t the only thing that affects your ability to drive. Quality of sleep, emotional state of mind, weather, and numerous other factors contribute to a distraction-ridden commute.




Ridesharing is a popular option for those that have a longer commute. An easy way to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers is by using public transportation. Many options are more efficient and less expensive than driving alone and are available even in more rural locations in Frederick County. Ridesharing, bicycling, buses, trains, and shuttles are all accessible in our city. Ridesharing is a popular option for those that have a longer commute. This option includes carpooling or vanpooling with friends, neighbors, or fellow employees and is available through a simple online set-up at You will be entered in a database that includes hundreds of other commuters looking for a ride. Carpooling and vanpooling have several benefits that include: access to the HOV lane, cheaper fuel costs, various pick-up and drop-off locations and tax incentives. Bicycling is another great commute option if you live in close proximity to your work. Many employers have bike racks and incentive programs for employees. The City of Frederick has been designated a “Bicycle Friendly Community� with

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dedicated bike lanes in various locations. You may participate in Bike To Work Day (a regional event) set for Friday, May 16. Events are planned from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the downtown Transit Center on East Street. Learn more about bicycling and commuter options by stopping by at this event. Bicyclists may secure their bikes on the bus bike racks and ride local TransIT free on this day. Buses, trains, shuttles, and other forms of alternative transportation are available on a daily basis throughout Frederick County and the State of Maryland. Use local TransIT Connector buses and shuttles to get access to most major shopping locations and businesses in the area well as connection to two Frederick MARC stations and the Point of Rocks MARC Station. Using public transportation provides a safe, inexpensive, and reliable method of transportation to and from work, school, and many extracurricular activities throughout the City of Frederick. TransIT Services of Frederick County encourages you to learn more about these options at Distraction-free commuting is possible with public transportation.

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. 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

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: 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 Frederick Municipal Airport

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

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

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 (East Street extended) (Riverview Plaza) 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 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, 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 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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15 Sq Arts Project aims to boost arts education Words by Tripp Laino When the Frederick Arts Council moved out of the 15 East Patrick Street space it had occupied for 14 years, there was some concern about a potential hole in Frederick’s arts community But thanks to a grant from the Ausherman Family Foundation and other funding, the space is being remodeled, and will reopen with a focus on arts education as the 15sq Arts Project, according to Carrie Delente, chair of the project. The building, known as the McCrory’s building to many longtime Frederick residents, has been an arts space since 1998, and was a storefront before that. With an L shape, the building

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actually has two entrances, one on Patrick Street and one on Market Street. Delente said the group recently held an open house to show the changes made to the space, and also hosted a presentation from a performing arts consultant the group had hired. The focus on arts education stems from research done by the consultant, she said, but the building will have other focuses as well. “[Arts education was] the No. 1 priority that everyone in Frederick — the artists at large — felt we needed,” she said. “We

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“There’s a big focus around film,” she said. “This is where they saw holes — around film, sound recording studios, music… It’s focusing on that a little more than the other performing arts.” didn’t want this decision to say, ‘we’re going to have this and that’s what it’s going to be.’ We want to make sure we’re part of this community.” In addition to hosting education and classes, another major focus is on technology related to the arts, which Delente said is underserved in the community. “There’s a big focus around film,” she said. “This is where they saw holes — around film, sound recording studios, music… It’s focusing on that a little more than the other performing arts.” Though there are other places in Frederick that focus on arts education, such as the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, but Delente said the two organizations focus on the arts in different ways so there won’t be overlap. “We’re not competing,” she said. Construction is currently on hold, as the group is waiting for a second report from consultants on how to design and plan the space. Though there will be less focus on renting out theater space, as there was with the previous owners, Delente said there will be stages, recital spaces, and other type of uses that will be available for rent. Because of the wait for the construction and the exact plan for the space, the timetable for opening has not been set. She said the group hoped to open by the end of 2014, or in early 2015. In addition to the obvious boost to the arts in the city, a vibrant arts scene also contributes economically, said Richard Griffin, the city’s director of economic development. A 2007 study by the city found that arts activities brought in more than $10 million in direct spending, such as tickets, and indirect spending, such as meals and shopping.

“Adding 15 Square Arts to an already robust downtown arts scene is huge in that it will help attract a larger market share of entertainment and arts education events and programs to Frederick,” Griffin said in an email. “The potential synergy of this project with the Weinberg Center for the Arts and Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) in the Downtown Theater District is enormous, and we strongly support the efforts.” The 15 Sq Arts Project is currently looking for volunteers for several of its boards, and to serve other functions as well. For additional information on volunteering, visit



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An Art-filled Treasure in Northern Frederick County Words by Amanda Johnston, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Images courtesy of The Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise.

As visitors journey through the hills of northern Frederick County to what Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born United States citizen to be declared a saint, called her Valley of Blessings, they will find an awe-inspiring basilica filled with seven types of Italian marble, German mosaics, and more than 200 German stained glass windows.

In 1809, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton traveled from Baltimore to Emmitsburg to start the first free school for Catholic girls in the United States. As foundress of the religious order the Sisters of Charity of St. Josephs she lived, labored, and died in Emmitsburg. At the Shrine, visitors can tour the two historic homes where she lived and the Basilica where she is entombed.

More than 51,000 visitors travel each year to experience the peace and spiritual beauty of The Basilica of The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton located in Emmitsburg, Md.

Completed in 1965, the Basilica features stained glass windows completed by German artisans.



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Many of the windows depict saints who are significant to the Daughters of Charity, who trace their roots in the United States to Mother Seton. The saints featured include St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Patrick, St. Catherine Laboure, St. Rose of Lima, and St. Louise de Marillac, who cofounded the Daughters of Charity in France in 1633 with St. Vincent de Paul. In 1968, five years after her Beatification by Pope John Paul XXIII, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton found her final resting place at the chapel. In 1991, Pope John Paul II declared the chapel a Basilica, and it was formally named The Basilica of The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. “When the Basilica was being built in the 1960s, parts of Europe were still recovering from World War II, which spurred the production of stained glass windows since many of the churches were being rebuilt,” said Sister Anne Marie Lamoureux, a Daughter of Charity and tour guide at the Shrine. The stained glass windows are located throughout the Basilica and can even be found in the confessionals and in the choir loft, which features windows with saints related to music including Pope Gregory I, who created the Gregorian chant, and Pope Pius X, who encouraged music during Mass.

The light streams through the windows at different times throughout the course of the day providing beautiful rays of color in the Basilica. There are times when the entire Basilica is aglow with beautiful light, an inspiring sight to behold. The Basilica at The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year round. Tours of the Basilica, grounds, and museum celebrating Mother Seton’s life are available Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and special events, concerts, and festivals are held throughout the year.

Upcoming Events at The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

For more information on these events visit or call 301-447-6606. Spring Concert Series Sunday, March 30, 4 p.m. Taizé Service of Prayer Meditative service of music, silence and prayer led by the Mount St. Mary’s University Chapel Choir Bell and History Handbell Festival Sunday, April 6, 5 p.m. Six handbell ensembles will celebrate the theme “Let Freedom Ring” in honor of the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland Capella Cattolica Sacred Music Concert Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m. This community group of musicians will perform sacred music from the 15th century to today. Williamsport Maryland Community Band Sunday, April 27, 4 p.m. The 70-member band will perform patriotic hymns and classical favorites.

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Bell and History Day Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the beginning of the museum season in Frederick County with the ringing of the Heritage Bells, living historians, crafts and tours. Nursing a Nation Divided Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about the medical science of the Civil War era at this festival, which will feature living historians, re-eanactors, and period demonstrations. Easter Triduum Holy Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 18, 3 p.m. Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.

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) 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]



Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating



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 Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

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



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Singer, songwriter and author Rosanne Cash will be available at a series of appearances and book signings, reaching diverse audiences of all ages. Time: 11 am Location: Frederick Community College, JB Kussmaul Theater 7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick Time: 7:30pm. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-7625



Bluegrass, folk, country and rock influences. Time: 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828



Westview Promenade partnered with Frederick County Public Libraries to host First Friday Family Fun Fest! Story time, music, games, crafts and other monthly themed events. Time: 10am–11:30am Location: Westview Promenade, MD 85 & Crestwood Blvd. Frederick Contact: 240-446-2303

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APRIL 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13


Theatre FCC, joining forces with Being Revived Theatre, is presenting this “feel good hit of the year” inspired by the cinematic masterpiece of the 1930s. Time: Fri and Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-846-2568



Tours, hands-on activities, living history interpretations and Passport to History program with prize incentives. Time: 10am–4pm Location: Various locations throughout Frederick County Contact: 301-600-4042



Easter egg hunt at Westview Promenade. Time: 12–2pm Location: MD 85 and Crestwood Blvd. Frederick Contact: 240-446-2303



A book and reading focused First Saturday. Time: 3–9pm Location: Downtown Frederick, Market and Patrick Sts. Contact: 301-698-8118



Handbell Choirs of Frederick County perform a concert themed “Let Freedom Ring.” Time: 5pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S Seton Ave., Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606

APRIL 8–10


The Keys take on the Carolina Mudcats in their first homestand of the season. Time: 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Ave. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013



Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon and New York Times best-selling author Ben Carson, M.D. Time: 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-7625

of events A P R I L APRIL 13 & 19


APRIL 11–14


vs. Lynchburg Hillcats. Fireworks Fri. Time: Fri 7pm; Sat and Sun 2pm; Mon 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013



Intriguing stories of the medical and spiritual needs of the Civil War soldiers. Hands-on display, living historians, and free guided tour, Miracles Amid Firestorm. Time: 10am–4pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S Seton Ave. Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606

APRIL 12, 13, & 19 BUNNY TRAIN

Visit with the Bunny on the train who will give each child an Easter gift. Time: 11am; 1pm; 3pm Location: Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899

Children of all ages will enjoy this unique Easter festival featuring egg hunts, minicarnival, hayrides through the Bunny Trail and all the fun of the farm. Time: 11am–4pm Location: Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick Contact: 240-446-2303

APRIL 16–20


Enjoy all the farm fun and two Easter Egg hunts per day. Time: Gates open at 9:30am weekdays; 10am weekends.



Intriguing stories of the medical and spiritual needs of the Civil War soldiers. Hands-on display, living historians, and free guided tour, Miracles Amid Firestorm. Time: 10am–4pm; Last admission 2pm. Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann

APRIL 18 & 19

Other Voices, Inc. presents The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland

Enchanting, family theatre event featuring Dance Unlimited Repertory Company and alumni as well as actors from the Baltimore and D.C. Metro areas. Time: Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2pm & 7:30 pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-662-3722



In the Children’s Garden, clues are given to find treats and colored eggs. Call for your special time between Time: 11am–1pm. Location: Surreybrooke, 8537 Hollow Rd. Middletown Contact: 301-676-8263



Meet Easter Bunny and enjoy games. Time: 11am–4pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-1650

APRIL 19 & 26


Frederick’s longest running comedy improv and sketch group. Time: 10:30pm Location: Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744

APRIL 23–25


vs. Myrtle-Beach Pelicans. Fireworks Fri. Time: 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013



Calendar of events

A P R I L / M A Y APRIL 24


APRIL 26 & 27

Frederick Community College Jazz Band. Time: 7:30pm Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-846-2608

A fun, high intensity, obstacle course run. Time: 9am Location: Ceresville Mansion, 8529 Liberty Rd. Frederick Contact: 240-215-4115



Children’s games, hands-on crafts. Exhibits, hayrides, animals, music. Blacksmith and carriage museum open. Sat morning tractor pull; Sun afternoon kiddie pedal pull. Time: Sat 10am–4pm; Sun 12–4pm. Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2743

An exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary childrens books. Time: 10am and 12:15pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828

Hands-on activities and entertainment. Parents learn about local early childhood programs and services. Time: 10am–3pm Location: Baker Park Bandshell area, 121 N. Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-662-4549

APRIL 25 & 26


Equinox Dance Company presents their annual Spring Performance. Time: Fri 8pm; Sat 3pm & 8pm Location: Performing Arts Factory Theater, 244 B South Jefferson St Frederick, MD Contact:

Family fun event. Live music, environmental demos, farmer’s market, rope course, giant slide and much more. Time: 10am–3pm Location: Mountainside Challenge and Retreat Center, 2914 Roderick Rd., Urbana Contact: 301-212-1206



Equinox Dance Company Presents Hers, Mine, Yours



Children can participate in a special Battle of Monocacy scavenger hunt. Time: 8:30am–5pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515

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Selections from the Swing era Time: 2pm and 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828


APRIL 26–29


vs. Carolina Mudcats. Time: Sat and Sun 2pm; Mon 7pm; Tues 11am Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013



FCC’s Jazz II! Time: 7pm Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-846-2608



See April 4

Calendar of events

M A Y MAY 2 & 3


Follow the trail of John Babcock, third in command of the US Bureau of Military Information, who was based in Frederick during the Gettysburg Campaign and narrowly escaped capture by Confederate cavalry. Time: 10am; 12:30pm; 2:30pm Location: Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St. Frederick Contact: education/scout_groups.htm 301-663-1188



Meet local artists while sampling local wines. Time: 6–9pm Location: Thurmont Main St. Contact: 301-748-5876 11

MAY 3 & 10


Travel over track that was originally built in 1872. Ride in vintage 1920s passenger cars or on an open flatcar. Time: 11am and 2pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899



Live performances, Build-a-Bouquet activity while you stroll through the streets of Downtown Frederick. Time: 3–9pm Location: Market and Patrick Sts. Contact: 301-698-8118


MAY 8–11

Performances of classical musical pieces. Time: 8pm Location: Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmal Theater, 7932 Oppossumtown Pk. Frederick Contact: concerts 1-888-718-4253

vs. Winston-Salem Dash. Fireworks Fri and Sat. Time: Thur 7pm; Fri 7pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013


MAY 10

Settle back and relax to fine dining on the train. Time: 6pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899

Scottish athletes, Celtic dancing, dog exhibitions, children’s tent, Pipe bands, Scottish clans, celtic vendors. Time: Festival 9am–6pm; concert 7–10pm Location: Mt. Airy Fire Dept Fairgrounds, 1003 Twin Arch Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-846-0406



MAY 3 & 4


Sat Kids Fun Run 5pm; 5K 6pm. Sun Half marathon and team relay Time: 7am Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 410-605-9381



Legendary newsman, NBC News and New York Times best-selling author Tom Brokaw. Time: 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-7625



MAY 10


Enjoy an afternoon with your four legged friend. Agility course, live demonstrations. Time: 10am–2pm Location: Utica District Park, 10200B Old Frederick Rd. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2983

MAY 10


Traditional music of a village Spring celebration of more than 200 years ago when the Catoctin Furnace was in blast. Time: 10am–4pm Location: Village of Catoctin Furnace, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd. Thurmont Contact: 410-243-2626



Calendar of events

M A Y MAY 10


Join Westview Promenade and Frederick County Public Libraries for music that is all about fun, movement and laughter with Mr. Jon and Friends. Time: 11am–1pm Location: Westview Promenade, MD 85 and Crestwood Blvd. Frederick Contact: 240-446-2303

MAY 10–11


Witness the process of sorting and grading the fleece before touring the onfarm spinning mill to see how the raw fiber becomes yarn. Time: 10am–4pm Location: Sugarloaf Alpaca Company Farm, 1347 Buckeystown Pike Adamstown Contact: 240-500-0007

MAY 15, 22, & 29 ALIVE @ 5

Happy hour and music along Carroll Creek Amphitheatre. Time: 5–8pm Location: 50 Citizens Way, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118

MAY 15–18


Celebrate Greek customs and culture. Time: 11am–8pm Location: Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W. 7th St. Frederick Contact: 301663-0663

MAY 16–17


See April 19

MAY 17 MAY 10, 17, 18, 24

Other Voices, Inc. presents Jack and the Beanstalk

A fun, fast-paced musical adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk. Directed by Susan Thornton, music by Cathy Porter-Borden, lyrics by Leon Borden. Time: May 10, 17, 24 at 11am; May 17 at 2pm Location: Other Voices Theatre, 244 S. Jefferson Street, Frederick, MD Contact: 301-662-3722

MAY 12–14


vs. Potomac Nationals. Time: Mon and Tues 7pm; Wed 11am Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013

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Celebrate Italian culture. Time: 11am–8pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-2449

MAY 17


The Spires Brass Band performs. Time: 8pm Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: concertdates.htm 301-662-8320

MAY 17–18


Sat Antique tractor pull. Music, crafts, games. Time: 9am–4pm Location: Clover Dr., Green Valley Rd., Libertytown Contact: 301-662-8951

MAY 17–18


Old fashioned festival with entertainment, kids park. Time: Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm Location: Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-829-2112

MAY 17–18


Venture beyond the garden gates of historic, downtown Frederick in this unique tour featuring public and private gardens. Time: 1–5pm Location: Hospitality Center, 101 N. Court St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844


Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam. Ride behind a real 80-year-old, coal-fired steam locomotive, the restored Lehigh Valley #126. Time: 11am; 1pm; 3pm Location: Walkersville Southern RR, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899

Calendar of events

M A Y / J U N E MAY 20–22

MAY 30


vs. Myrtle-Beach Pelicans. Living historians will throw out the first pitch for History Days. Time: Tues and Wed 7pm; Thur 11am Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013

Enjoy the sounds taking you back to when Ronald Reagan was president, MTV first aired, CDs emerged, acid washed jeans were cool, and alternative music was called New Wave. Time: 6pm Location: Westview Promenade, MD 85 and Crestwood Blvd. Frederick Contact: 240-446-2303

A blues prodigy at the age of 14. See why this blues musician, singer and recording artist is drawing attention from musicians and fans around the world. Time: 7:30pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828


MAY 24


Patriotic music and activities. Time: 11am–2pm Location: Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd., Middletown Contact: 240-626-6669

MAY 24–25


Steel drum and reggae beats. Time: 12–6pm Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889

MAY 24–26


Programs on the history of Memorial Day and a flag display in honor of those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Monocacy. Time: 8:30am–5pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515


MAY 30–31


vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks. Fireworks Fri and Sat. Time: Fri 7pm; Sat 6pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013

MAY 31


Over 25 Maryland brewing companies pouring over 125 unique, fresh, and local craft beers. Time: 12–6pm Location: Carroll Creek Linear Park, 44 S. Market St. Frederick Contact:

JUNE 1 & 2


vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks. Time: Sun 2pm; Mon 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013


JUNE 5, 12, 19, & 26 ALIVE @ 5

See May 15



See April 4



Silent film featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternlywoman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. Starring Janet Gaynor. Time: 8pm Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828

JUNE 6–8


Annual three day juried fine arts festival with music, performance art, children’s area. Location: Carroll Creek Park, 50 Citizen’s Way Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190



Calendar of events

J U N E JUNE 6–8


Antique collectibles consignment auction Fri 5:30pm. Antique tractor pull Sat 11am, kiddie pedal pull. Tractor parade Sun. Time: Fri 10am–10pm; Sat 10am–7pm; Sun 10am–4pm Location: Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club, 5509 Mt. Zion Rd. Frederick Contact: 443-286-7843



See local art and wander through the streets as your enjoy all of the shops and restaurants that Downtown Frederick has to offer. Time: 3–9pm Location: Patrick and Market Sts. Contact: 301-698-8118



History meets the arts! Enjoy interactive visual, literary and performing arts activities related to the Civil War period. Preview upcoming Civil War 150th Anniversary commemorations, related to the Battle of Monocacy and Emancipation in Maryland. Time: 3–9pm Location: Downtown Frederick, Patrick and Market Sts. Contact: first-call 301-600-4042

JUNE 7, 14, 21, & 28 TRAIN RIDES

See May 3

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See May 3

A summer concert by Frederick Symphony Orchestra. Time: 8pm Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick Contact: 301-685-3585


June 8 & 9

Dance Unlimited’s Annual Showcase

26th Annual Showcase featuring a variety of dance styles from ages 2 ½ through adult. Time: Sun 2pm; Mon 7pm Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828

JUNE 8, 15, 22, & 29


Local and regional performers at these free concerts in the park! Canned food and cash donations accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. Time: 7pm Baker Park Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844

JUNE 9–11


vs. Salem Red Sox. Time: 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013

JUNE 12–15


vs. Myrtle-Beach Pelicans. Fireworks Fri and Sat. Time: Thur 7pm; Fri 7pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013


JUNE 14 & 15


Special Father’s Day event. Time: 12–6pm Location: Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 410-775-2513

JUNE 14–29


Enjoy all the farm fun. Time: Gates open at 9:30am weekdays; 10am weekends. Last admission at 2pm Green Meadows Petting Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Rd. Ijamsville Contact: 301-865-9203

JUNE 14 & 21


See April 19

JUNE 15–18


Experience 65 miles of the C&O Canal over 3 nights and 4 days. Location: C&O Canal National Historical Park, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown Contact: www.wildernessvoyageurs. com/c-and-o-canal-trip.html 800-272-4141

Calendar of events

J U N E JUNE 19 & 26


Free children’s entertainment featuring local, regional and national performers showcasing comedy, music, dance. Time: 10am Location: Baker Park Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2844

JUNE 20–21


Large “all generation” Camaro show. Time: 8am–4pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 610-921-3721

JUNE 20–21


Juried artists paint Downtown Frederick and the outlying countryside. A private collector’s party, Quick Draw contest, and public reception. Time: Times and locations vary Contact:



6th annual coincides with the kickoff of Frederick County Public Libraries Summer Reading Club. Time: 12–6pm Location: Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-7625



Stroll through the evening. Time: 6–9pm Location: Surreybrooke, 8537 Hollow Rd. Middletown Contact: 301-676-8263

JUNE 21, 27, & 28


Walk through St. Joseph’s Cemetery and encounter soldiers and sister nurses who will tell their stories and explain the three great virtues of faith, hope, and charity during the Civil War. Time: 7pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S Seton Ave. Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6606

JUNE 21–22


JUNE 26–29


Civil War living history camps, Civil War book writers, music, sutlers. Time: 10am–8pm Location: Woodsboro Park and Woodsboro Fire Co. Activities Compex, 10307 Coppermine Rd. Woodsboro Contact: www.genkemper1865.wix. com/150th-anniversary 410-208-8471



Groove to your favorite songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Time: 12–6pm Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy Contact: 301-831-5889

Fun for the whole family begins at Time: 9am Parade at 6pm; fireworks at 9:30pm! Location: 17 Park, 300 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg Contact: 301-447-6467

JUNE 22–24



vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks. Fireworks. Time: Sun 6pm; Mon and Tues 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013

JUNE 25–27


Full-day of activities for the entire family. Ending with fireworks. Time: 12–9:30pm Location: Middletown Community Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd. Middletown Contact: 240-490-7745


vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks. Fireworks Fri. Time: Wed 7pm; Thur 12pm; Fri 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-0013

JUNE 28–29


Volunteer reenactors who portray both soldiers and civilians from the American Civil War. Military drills/musket firing demonstrations. Time: Sat 10am–4pm; Sun 10am–3pm Location: Catoctin Furnace, Manor Area, Cunningham Falls State Park, 1200 Block Catoctin Furnace Rd. Thurmont Contact: publiclands/western/catoctinfurnace.asp 301-271-7574 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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

Town Park

Police Department


301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff


Brunswick City Park


Brunswick Swimming Pool


Faith Assembly of God

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

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

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

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

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

Super Fresh

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


40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895

New Hope United Methodist Church

Volunteer Ambulance

Local Newspaper

Volunteer Fire Department


Grocery Store

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Libraries

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


CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290






St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

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

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Brunswick Little League

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

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA) Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders

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


Debby Burgoyne Population

151 as of 2010 Census

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code


Post Office

Town Office

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

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



CHURCHES St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

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


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


Post Office


Donald N. Briggs

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

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

Town ParkS

Incarnation United Church of Christ


2,814 as of 2010 Census

Community Park

Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

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


W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg Memorial Park

100 W. North Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-6239 124 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-2270 National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

333 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-6606

Silo Park

St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish (Catholic)

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg

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


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Emmitsburg Pool


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

Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

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



515 E. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-6688

Emmitsburg Senior Center


Trinity United Methodist Church

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

Local Newspaper The Emmitsburg Dispatch

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


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

10926 Simmons Road, Emmitsburg 301-447-3171

Business and Professional Association

Youth Sports

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

Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA)

301-447-3110 email:




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

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company


6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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


65,239 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office


4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office


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


Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484


Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office


United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal




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

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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



301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

Good News Presbyterian Church

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

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ


Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550

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

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

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

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

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

SURE Fellowship Church

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

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

Presbyterian Reformed

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Unity in Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Grace United Church of Christ

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303

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

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

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

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

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

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





Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589 Frederick Academy of Self-Defense


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

Frederick City Recreation Department


Golden Knights Karate





Kreimer’s Karate


Martial Arts USA

Frederick Gymnastics Club


301-695-9414 Karate


Super Sport Karate


Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Skating Skate Frederick

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

301-696-9398 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Volleyball

American Karate Academy

Frederick City Recreation (Adults)


301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center



(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

YMCA (Green Valley)

urbana regional library

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


301-607-6900 Urbana Recreation Council

Members provide recreation scheduling for the nearby communities of Urbana, Kemptown, Green Valley, Windsor Knolls, and the surrounding areas.

Community Agency School Services (CASS)

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

Urbana High School

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658



Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

(ages 5 - 18) email: Urbana Lacrosse

email: Urbana Soccer Association



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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

4,136 as of 2010 Census


Postal Zip Code


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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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


The Gazette

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


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

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

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

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

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

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

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

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





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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

9,288 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion


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

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

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

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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



The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

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

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy




Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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


Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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

Mount Airy Presbyterian

West Falls Christian Community Church

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

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Youth Sports


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

Mount Airy Baptist Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

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

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



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

Wayne Creadick Population

1,626 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff


308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company


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

The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

CHURCHES Church of the Saviour

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

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

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

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

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

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




Myersville Church of the Brethren

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

PO Box 195, Myersville 301-293-3115

Myersville Junior Baseball League

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

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


Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion


656 as of 2010 Census (on Maryland State website)

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

Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 New Market District Fire Co.

301-865-5700 Post Offices

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


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

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

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

Monocacy Valley Church

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

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

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


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

Fire departments

Thomas Watson

Volunteer Fire Department


294 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Lions Merryland Park


3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944


Town Park

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

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


Martin A. Burns Population

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226





Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

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

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

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


CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League


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

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,800 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

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

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 84


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

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





207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544


Creamery Park

Brethren in Christ

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

Calvary Assembly of God

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Faith Community Mennonite Church

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

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

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

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

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

Heritage Farm Park

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ


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

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

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC) Walkersville Baseball Association

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

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

Gary Smith Population

1,141 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company


New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company




Woodsboro CONT.

Libertytown Post Office

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

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

CHURCHES Chapel Lutheran Church

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

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

Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

PO Box 303, Woodsboro

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council

Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

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It’s a New Day at the Days INN IN FreDerIck The Days Inn Hotel in Frederick, MD is only 40 miles from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Also a convenient hub for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Frederick City/County is home to some of the nation’s most historic landmarks and breathtaking countryside. We offer spacious 2-double bed, 2-queen bed, and king guest rooms, handicapped and non-smoking rooms that boast a variety of features.

IN - rOOM aMeNItIes (all rooms) • air conditioned • aM/FM alarm clock • coffee Maker, refrigerator & Microwave • card access Locks • Free Local calls • hairdryer

• In-room safe • Maid service • remote control hD tV w/ showtime • wake-Up service • work Desk

aLsO FeatUrING

Free Daybreak Breakfast • Business Center • Free Wifi • Fitness Room Guest Laundry • Truck/Bus Parking • Playground • Outdoor Pool

5646 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704

Ph: 301.694.6600 Fx: 301.831.4242

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Frederick County Guide – Spring 2014  

Whether you are a long-time resident or newcomer to the Frederick, Maryland community, turn to the FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE for current inform...

Frederick County Guide – Spring 2014  

Whether you are a long-time resident or newcomer to the Frederick, Maryland community, turn to the FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE for current inform...

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