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Frederick Celebrates Its Civil War Heritage Library Sprouts New ‘Farm City’ for Kids Biosciences Thrive in Frederick Capital Campaign Helps Downtown Theatre Expand

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Where – at all our participating restaurants and other culinary spots who will serve their specially crafted Farm-to-Fork Frederick menu

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12  Frederick’s Free Concert Series is a Summer Tradition 15 Frederick Celebrates its Civil War Heritage 18 Chess Club Meets Each Week for Hot Drinks and Battle Plans 20 Reconnect with Nature at Fox Haven 22  300 Years of Heritage Tourism



28 Biosciences Thrive in Frederick



32 Farm City Opens Inside the Library continued on page 10





44 Summer is for Slowing Down


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49 Know the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

52 TRANSPORTATION 53 Driverless Cars Coming Soon?



58 Capital Campaign Helps Theatre Expand Downtown 61 Frederick Goes Farm to Fork, Again 64


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Mount Airy

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Frederick’s free concert series is a summer tradition

Throughout the summer Celebrate Frederick offers a series of musical performances that has become a summer tradition in Frederick. A variety of genres and styles help to please audiences of all ages every Sunday evening in the Baker Park Band Shell. In lieu of paying admission, attendees are encouraged by the Summer Concert Series Committee to bring a canned food item to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. The 2014 season kicked off in early June and continues through late August. This year, attendees are welcome to enjoy the concert from a different point of view – inside the Family Friendly Beer and Wine Garden located by the West 2nd Street Gazebo. The garden will be available at the July 13 and Aug. 24 events. All Summer Concert Series performances are weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, visit CelebrateFrederick.com for news of event cancellations. Decisions regarding weather are made by approximately 4 p.m. Remaining concerts for this season are as follows: JULY 13 Special Edition Band, Motown/Soul

Special Edition Band’s tight sound and high-energy blend of fiery funk, Motown and classic R&B have been a favorite with brides and party-goers all over the mid-Atlantic. With their soulful vocals and sizzling horns, they are guaranteed to get any 12 SUMMER 2014

crowd up and dancing featuring a wide variety of music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. JULY 20 The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Big Band

“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra’s musical director. JULY 27 The Moxie Blues Band, Blues/Rock These seven seasoned musicians bring a wide range of blues, and blues rock (with a touch of Southern rock) to the DMV area. For them, it’s all about the feel of the music for themselves and the audience. After a gig, the best compliment they can get is when someone asks, “Where are you guys playing next?” AUGUST 3 The Jenny Leigh Band Jenny Leigh brings an edge to country music with unique songwriting, soulful grit, and larger-than-life vocals. The

in the community Jenny Leigh Band, comprised of musicians from Tennessee to Baltimore to Canada, has performed and worked with artists across multiple genres including Dierks Bentley, Ricky Scaggs, The Eli Young Band, Joe Nichols, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell and Hootie & the Blowfish. Following Jenny Leigh’s recent appearance as a finalist on CW’s “The Next” with John Rich, she raised 100 percent of the funds needed to record an EP in music city. “Tipping Point” was released in the summer of 2013 and features the writing talent of her co-writers, Adam Scott-Wakefield and Ryan Sorestad.

reggae music. Now an accomplished musical unit, Unity prides itself on its versatility. From the very beginning, the band, originally known as Natty Skank, has been a melting pot of various musical influences. Each member brings his or her own unique musical perspective which, when brought together under the umbrella of Reggae, creates a musical style that is unique but true to the roots-reggae style of music. With nearly 25 years of live performance experience as a group, Unity knows how to please a crowd. Having amassed a huge repertoire of original reggae and covers, no two shows are ever the same.

AUGUST 10 The Kings of Crownsville, New Orleans Jazz

AUGUST 24 Gringo Jingo, Santana Tribute Band This year’s closing act is the brainchild of Steve Reed who has been playing “serious” lead guitar for 35 years including a national tour with “Sir Rod,” a wildly popular Rod Stewart Tribute act, Molly Hatchet, Motorhead, and the Guess Who. Backed by musicians clocking in more than 100 years of stage experience, Gringo Jingo comes with the serious instrumentation needed to reproduce the rich, velvety smooth sounds of Carlos Santana. Enjoy classics such as “Black Magic Woman” and “Evil Ways” and contemporary hits such as “Smooth” and “Maria Maria.” Gringo Jingo performs his material with a party-like exuberance and assures no one will be sitting by the end of the set.

The Kings of Crownsville play dynamic, accessible music to suit sophisticated tastes. They take great tunes, add a touch of New Orleans, a pinch of jazz, a hint of world-beat, and ground it all in solid alt-rock sensibility. The Kings are a six-piece band making essential music with piano, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drums. A two-, three-, and four-part vocal harmony signature sound offers a fresh look at songs by everyone from Johnny Mercer to David Byrne. AUGUST 17 Unity Reggae Band, Reggae

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Frederick celebrates its

Civil War heritage By Charissa Hipp, Tourism Council of Frederick County Photo courtesy of Tourism Council of Frederick County

The summer of 2014 is filled with events throughout Frederick County commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. During the summer of 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early led his forces toward Washington, D.C., in the Confederates’ third and final invasion of the North, threatening to capture the Capitol. A new Maryland Civil War Trail, “1864: Attack on Washington: The Last Invasion,” was unveiled in June with more than 20 markers. The Museum of Frederick County

History has a new exhibit open through the summer called, “Huzza for Liberty! 1864 in Frederick County!” Learn about events leading up to the battle of Monocacy and what Frederick County civilians experienced. The 150th Battle of Monocacy/Frederick Junction reenactment was set for late June at the Woodsboro Fire Company Activities Complex. Attendees visited the living history encampment, watched a weekend battle reenactment.



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The park will offer interpretive programs, a bus tour to Fort Stevens, speakers, “real-time” battlefield hikes, a memorial service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, living history demonstrations, musical programs, a historic houses tour and activities for children. commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle will transition to programming related to the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland. On July 12 and 13, United States Colored Troops living historians will present programs. Exhibits and programming pertaining to the slave village unearthed at the Best Farm are planned in addition to music and talks on Lew Wallace and emancipation. Middletown will commemorate its ransom with events July 7-12. An exhibit featuring the original ransom note, “Middletown: In the Path of War,” will open with a preview party on July 9. Commemoration Day will be recognized July 12 with walking tours, living history and patriotic music.

Downtown Frederick will commemorate the 150th anniversary of its ransom with the event “Frederick Ransomed! 1864: The Final Invasion,” on July 5, also First Saturday, where participants can help “raise” the $200,000 to save the city and even try the new Ransom Beer. On July 6 the Hancock String Band and the Susquehanna Travelers Band will perform “Songs From The Camps: A Civil War Picnic Concert” outdoors at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. All are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food to this free event. Commemorative events at Monocacy National Battlefield will span nine days beginning July 5. The park will offer interpretive programs, a bus tour to Fort Stevens, speakers, “real-time” battlefield hikes, a memorial service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, living history demonstrations, musical programs, a historic houses tour and activities for children. Special events 16 SUMMER 2014

Rose Hill Manor Park will host its annual Civil War Encampment on July 12 and 13. This year’s focus will be on the 1864 campaign and emancipation. “Frederick Under The Flag: Frederick’s Role in 19th Century Conflicts” is planned for August 23 at the Maryland School for the Deaf, highlighting the use of the Star-Spangled Banner in the Civil War and the War of 1812. Unique local connections between both wars and the contributions made by Frederick’s citizenry will be made. Visitors can enjoy special exhibitions including the Maryland Historical Society’s “Star-Spangled” flag program. For additional information about these and other events at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Museum of Frederick County History, and other locations throughout the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, visit www.heartofthecivilwar.org.

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Chess Club Meets Each Week for Hot Drinks and Battle Plans Words & photo by Erik McCabe Anderson

Fancy a game of chess but can’t find anyone to play? Then come join the Frederick Chess club every Wednesday at the Frederick Coffee Company for an evening of hot drinks and battle plans! The game of chess has something to offer both the romantic spirit and the logical mind. The 2,000 year-old mental sport of kings was born of battlefield strategy in the Middle East and traversed the ancient trade routes through the Roman Empire into the farthest corners of Western Europe and eventually the entire globe. Along the way it picked up new rules and customs while leaving a deep impression on local culture and language wherever it went. For many, the game is all about the rules and strategy. Chess is a battle of brains that pits your ability to calculate dozens of move sets against your opponent’s. These folks often spend years studying the great players and reading books on strategy, trying to navigate their way through a possible combination of move sets that is too large for any one human mind to comprehend. To give you an idea of the complexity, just the first four moves in the game contain a total of 318,979,564,000 possible combinations. It is the ultimate strategy game for those of you obsessed with numbers and logic. 18 SUMMER 2014

While most of the players who come to the weekly meet up at the Frederick Coffee Company operate at a very high level and constantly seek new challenges, they’re also really patient with beginners. They take the time to teach basics, such as your weakest areas of defense and how to keep your pawns from getting in the way. After awhile, even the best players settle into a more relaxed pace, spending more time chatting and enjoying their coffee rather than focusing on the games. It’s nice to have to have an excuse to just sit and be social. The official start time for the club is 5:30 every Wednesday night, but most of the members show up quite a bit later than that. So if you walk in then and there’s no one around, just hang out for a while and I promise someone will start setting up a board. The Frederick Chess Club meets Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. at The Frederick Coffee Company. 100 N. East Street Frederick, MD 21703

Reconnect With Nature at Fox Haven Words and Photos By Pam StultZ Do you ever get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that you don’t stop to be present in your surroundings? Do you feel a strong need to take time to slow down and get back in touch with nature? Well, have I got just the place for you!

Renee Bourassa was kind enough to give me a tour. Fox Haven is all about reusing and repurposing. This is evident in the farm’s original buildings, which have been restored and are being used to further Fox Haven’s purpose.

Fox Haven Learning Center, “a gathering place to reconnect with nature,” is a 600-acre farm, nature preserve, wildlife sanctuary, ecological retreat and learning center situated just off the beaten path in Jefferson, Md. Fox Haven promotes “restoring health of the land, protecting the water quality of Catoctin Creek, and providing habitat for wildlife.”

The huge, red Chestnut Barn is a gorgeous event venue used for story times, barn dances, weddings, and other large celebrations anytime during the warmer months of the year. The Dairy Parlor, which, as the name implies, was once used to milk cows, is now used for retreats, speakers, team building workshops, and smaller events.

One morning earlier this year, I visited Fox Haven to get a firsthand perspective of what it was all about. Deputy Director

Both the Spring House, which sleeps 12, and the Chestnut House, which sleeps seven, are fully furnished with antiques,

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in the community linens, blankets, pillows, and a fully stocked kitchen, to preserve that old farmhouse charm. The gorgeous hardwood floors, log cabin walls, and the smell of the wood-burning fireplaces bring you back to the houses 19th century origins. These houses offer modern conveniences, such as Wi-Fi, phone service, a washer and dryer, an oven, a dishwasher, and small appliances. Both of these farmhouses are available for overnight, weekend, or weeklong stays to accommodate groups for family reunions, retreats, group workshops, or for wedding parties and guests. Catering is available upon request, or you can bring your own food. A 25-person Pacific Yurt, which is a strong round tent with a wooden floor, offers a more rustic overnight experience and amazing views. During your stay, you can go hiking, swimming in Catoctin Creek, and bird watching — herons, bald eagles, wild turkeys, hawks, and songbirds are abundant. You’re also bound to see deer, foxes, beaver, and other small wild animals. Fox Haven even offers massage therapy if you arrange it in advance. If you’re interested in a day trip or just a few hours’ visit to Fox Haven, take advantage of one of the many classes, lectures, workshops, films, discussion groups, or adult and children’s activities, which “foster innovative practices for a shared wellbeing.” Fox Haven’s programs include farm-to-kitchen dinners, summertime kids’ programs, farm field days, a common community garden, and fresh vegetable donations to local food banks. Fox Haven strives to be a model, educating on and providing “local solutions to global environmental problems such as food and water shortages, deforestation, soil erosion, overgrazing, and global warming.” They demonstrate “practical ways that individuals and communities can make a difference.” Visiting Fox Haven really inspired me to think more closely about how we, as stewards of this earth, have a direct impact on what we choose to do or not to do, in order to preserve what nature has given us as human beings. Carve out some time to visit Fox Haven Learning Center to refresh, rejuvenate, and learn something about how to take better care of yourself and your environment. You’ll be so glad you did. Fox Haven Learning Center 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, MD 21755 240-490-5484 www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org

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300 Years of Heritage TOURISM by Duane Doxzen

Photo courtesy of Tourism Council of Frederick County Frederick County has been warmly greeting visitors for hundreds of years. It was travelers moving west through the county—once considered the colonial frontier of Maryland— that helped it grow. Today, visitors looking for the arts, family activities, and a quieter way of life still come to Frederick County. Heritage sites and museums, especially, beckon visitors who want to learn more about the American experience at the local level. Tourism has always been fuel for the county’s economy. This was true in the 1700s when taverns were constructed in the City of Frederick and various other locales throughout the county, and people with names such as Washington and Franklin. It was still true in the early 19th century when the National Road (U.S. Route 40), the C&O Canal, and B&O Railroad all converged here, truly making Frederick County a “crossroads of history.” By the early 20th century, the nation was in the midst of a full-scale wave of nostalgia, sparking elaborate efforts to reconstruct and celebrate America’s ideal past and growing the 22 SUMMER 2014

Colonial Revival movement. Locally, Frederick Countians turned to hometown historical characters to claim their share of the spotlight. In 1927, the home of Civil War heroine Barbara Fritchie was reconstructed near its original location in downtown Frederick and opened as a museum. As John Greenleaf Whittier had immortalized in his 1863 poem, the 92-year-old Fritchie reportedly waved her country’s flag proudly and defiantly in the face of marching Confederate soldiers. The dubious authenticity of the story didn’t stop tens of thousands of tourists from plunking down their 75 cents for admission to see her “home,” bedecked in high Colonial Revival style. A few years later, another historical stop was added to the “mustsee” list in downtown Frederick when the Roger Brooke Taney House and Shrine opened in 1930. The building once owned by the former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and author of its infamous Dred Scott decision welcomed about 20,000 people in its first year of operation, becoming, with the Fritchie house, one of the city’s top heritage tourism destinations.

HISTORY Businesses such as the 205-room Francis Scott Key Hotel in Downtown Frederick flourished from the 1920s to 1950s serving the area’s many tourists and travelers. Other places catering to passing motorists and visitors also sprang up, from the 40-bungalow Barbara Fritchie Cabins to the Billy Boots Motel, the county’s first, to name just two. Today, Frederick County still celebrates its rich history with visitors from throughout the nation and the world. At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine visitors can experience the frightening realities of that conflict along with the tremendous technological medical breakthroughs that came from it. At the Museum of Frederick County History, a journey of discovery giving national context to the county’s history from the prehistoric period to the Cold War era provides a starting point for heritage visitors. Rose Hill Manor, Brunswick Railroad Museum, Roger B. Taney House Museum and Historic Site, Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton are just a few of the other historical sites welcoming and sharing the county’s heritage today. Still we say, “Welcome!”

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911 Poison Control

toll free: 1-800-222-1222 National Response Center: Report Chemical/Oil Spills and Chemical Biological Terrorism

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Hospice of Frederick County

240-566-3030 Missing Children Maryland

toll free: 1-800-843-5678 National Runaway Switchboard

toll free: 1-800-RUN-AWAY Substance Abuse (Frederick County)

301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

Landfill Information 301-600-1848 Library Information 301-600-1630 Office for Children and Families 301-600-1063 Parks and Recreation 301-600-1646 Permits and Inspections 301-600-2313

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Planning and Zoning 301-600-1138

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Recycling 301-600-2960

Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

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301-600-2194 or 301-600-2187 NON-URGENT NUMBERS

301-600-9000 www.co.frederick.md.us Animal Control 301-600-1546 301-600-2558 (emergency after hours)


Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Citizen Services 301-600-1063

Frederick Police Department

301-600-2071 Frederick County Fire Marshall

301-600-1479 Maryland State Police (Frederick Barracks)

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

443-965-2000 HELPLINES/CRISIS INFORMATION Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

County Commissioners 301-600-1100 County Courthouse 301-600-1976 Frederick Senior Center 301-600-1605 Department of Health 301-600-1029 Department of Social Services 301-600-4555 Elections 301-600-VOTE Family Partnership 301-600-22062


Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)

Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

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

TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065 Tourism Council 301-600-2888 Vital Records 301-600-1029 Workforce Services 301-600-2255 Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

240-566-3300 www.fmh.org Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles

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301-663-0011 The ARC of Frederick County

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org U.S. Department of Agriculture



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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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

Frederick, MD 24 hours/7 days 301-662-2151 GAS-PROPANE Aero Energy

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

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

Penn Fuel Propane

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

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

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

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

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

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

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168 Suburban Propane

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

Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

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

United Propane, Inc.

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-0244

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

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

Columbia Propane

Carroll Independent Fuel


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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

Damascus Fuel Company

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Voneiff Oil

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

Lee’s Gas Supply

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

toll free: 1-800-768-6612

Carroll Independent Fuel

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3199

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

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

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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Dr. J.J. Lin of Imagilin Technology, LLC in his former lab space at FITCI, where he got his start. He is a successful graduate of the program.

Biosciences Thrive in Frederick by Michelle Kershner, Department of Economic Development, City of Frederick Photo courtesy of City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

Frederick may be best known for its famous Clustered Spires and vibrant downtown, but it’s also becoming recognized as a hub for bioscience companies and industry. Frederick is located within the Maryland bioscience cluster, which is the third largest in the U.S. Today, Frederick is home to more than 80 bioscience companies. “Almost everyone who lives in Frederick knows someone who works in this industry,” said Richard Griffin, director of the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development. “It’s very much a part of our community.” 28 SUMMER 2014

Bioscience is a major employer in Frederick, thanks in part to the city’s proximity to federal labs, regulatory agencies, and larger cities such as Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

business Bioscience is a major employer in Frederick, thanks in part to the city’s proximity to federal labs, regulatory agencies, and larger cities such as Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. These companies enjoy an innovative, supportive, and collaborative environment. Frederick is fortunate have strong biotechnology transfer opportunities from the federal labs at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute to accelerate the pace of critical research by forging unique scientific partnerships. Additionally, Frederick’s highly skilled and educated workforce helps support this industry. Bioscience start-ups in Frederick also benefit from the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI). This nonprofit organization was created for local entrepreneurs seeking start-up business support services and facilities. The 15,000 square-foot facility offers 25 offices and 10 wet labs and is home to 30 tenants with 70-80 employees at any one time. Since FITCI opened in 2005, 265 jobs were created in the community. Companies that have graduated from the program lease more than 68,000 square feet of space in the area and continue to contribute to Frederick’s vibrant bioscience and technology community. “Not only does this industry provide family-supporting jobs to many residents, but we are proud that breakthrough scientific research and manufacturing conducted in Frederick helps save lives around the world,” Griffin said. Each year, representatives from Frederick’s Department of Economic Development attend the BIO International Convention along with partners from across Maryland. At the convention, they network with bioscience companies from around the world and explain the unique assets the community has to offer and why the biosciences thrive in Frederick. “Frederick is uniquely positioned because it is conveniently located near national research facilities and agencies and offer those who work in the biosciences an outstanding quality of life,” Griffin explained. For more information on the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development or the bioscience industry in Frederick, visit businessinfrederick.com.

Richard Griffin, Director of the Department of Economic Development for the City of Frederick, and Helen Propheter, Manager, Frederick County Business Development and Retention, at the 2013 BIO International Convention.



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Farm City opens inside the library BY Molly Fellin Spence Photo courtesy of Frederick County Public Libraries

Farmland and cityscape are converging at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Downtown Frederick, thanks to a new educational, interactive installation for children called Farm City. Farmland and cityscape are converging at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Downtown Frederick, thanks to a new educational, interactive installation for children called Farm City.

Foundation, the Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund at the Frederick Community Foundation, and Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.

Created exclusively for Frederick County Public Libraries by The Burgeon Group and modeled after the rolling farm country and cityscapes of the county, Farm City is a 400 square-foot space designed to spark children’s imaginations and inspire interactive, self-paced learning.

Janet Vogel, Children’s Services Supervisor at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, has been working on bringing Farm City to Frederick with a group of children’s librarians since 2011.

Farm City: Crossroads of Knowledge and Discovery opened to the public on June 20. Funding is provided by the Louise Lippy McMahan Trust, the C. Burr Artz Trust, the G. Frank Thomas 32 SUMMER 2014

“We are always looking for ways to make the library a space that children of all ages will enjoy visiting,” Vogel said. “The library is often full of children reading stories, playing with puzzles, using our computers, and studying.”


Created exclusively for Frederick County Public Libraries by The Burgeon Group and modeled after the rolling farm country and cityscapes of the county, Farm City is a 400 square-foot space designed to spark children’s imaginations and inspire interactive, self-paced learning. After some brainstorming, the librarians came up with the idea for a large, interactive, museum-quality space that also appealed to children who grew up with technology all around them. At the time, we did not have any children’s museums within Frederick County, nor any indoor place that fosters learning and literacy that was free. This space is intended to help children develop school readiness skills through play and learning. “Parents are a child’s first and best teacher, and now we have a space for them to explore and learn together,” Vogel said. FCPL contacted partners in the community, including the Frederick County Infants & Toddlers Program, the Maryland School for the Deaf, and the Frederick County Judy Center to ensure that the design for Farm City would be welcoming to all. Farm City: Crossroads of Knowledge and Learning has two components. The first is a museum-quality hands-on children’s exploration space designed by The Burgeon Group. This space is designed for children up to age 6 to explore and learn. “Multi-layered interactive panels and kiosks will have both parents and children discovering something new each time, and we have some elements specific to Frederick County hidden throughout the space,” Vogel said. “Some of the items are not very hidden, though, like the silhouette of the library under our beautiful mural by local artist Colleen Clapp, which has been a part of the library for many years.” The kiosks may seem low-tech, with their gears, spinners, and shapes, but early childhood research shows that this type of play helps children develop problem solving and creativity, skills that are essential to success in the 21st century, Vogel said. But modern technology won’t be left out. A 60-inch touch screen as well as two smaller touch screens and four iPads loaded with educational apps will be part of the space. The larger devices in particular foster cooperation and learning as a group, and the iPads help parents and children play and learn together.

Farm City is a permanent part of the C. Burr Artz Library and is open whenever the library is open, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m., Sundays.



childcare & education CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783 Celebree Learning Centers

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

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

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803

Children’s World Early Learning Center

Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

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

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Green World Nursery School

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

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

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100

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

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

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

Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088

Frederick, MD 301-663-5117

La Petite Academy

Fort Detrick Child Development Center

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

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

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

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

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

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

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152 The Goddard School

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

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 www.fcps.org 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 36 SUMMER 2014

childcare & education Yellow Springs Elementary

New Market Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

New Market, MD 240-236-4600 Oakdale Middle


Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500

Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700

Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Brunswick Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

Frederick, MD 240-566-9000

Frederick High

Walkersville Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Monocacy Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Windsor Knolls Middle

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200

Catoctin High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000

Middletown Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900

Brunswick High

Urbana Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle


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

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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 www.fcps.org.) Adult Education/ Flexible Evening High

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

240-236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

240-578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools

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

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

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

240-236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning 38 SUMMER 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. www.homeschoolfrederick.com

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. msde.state.md.us/nonpublic/home_ instruction/table_contents.htm.

Telos Academy of Mindworks

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

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

301-644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program

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

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

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

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 40 SUMMER 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 www.arcfc.org

Frederick County Developmental Center

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

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

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute

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

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Maryland School for the Deaf

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

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

Challenger Baseball

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

Frederick, MD 301-699-3075

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

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

Hood College

Shepherd University

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

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

McDaniel College

University of Maryland at College Park

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

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

Frostburg State University

Mount Saint Mary’s University

University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

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

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

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

Hagerstown Community College

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

Frederick Community College

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

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

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

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Health Care

Summer is for Slowing Down Five Ways for Your Family to Reconnect this Summer by Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT

Many of us are so “on the go” during the school year that we barely have time to connect with our dear ones. There are soccer practices and dance lessons to get to, homework to complete, and science projects to create. As a mindfulnessbased psychotherapist and parent coach I talk a lot about connecting with each other in our everyday lives, but it’s really easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Summer is a great opportunity to reconnect to our dear ones and initiate practices for connecting that we can sustain as fall approaches. Here are five ways that you and your family can nourish your relationships, slow down and reconnect this summer:

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1. Make it your intention to connect.

Our thoughts, words and beliefs have power. What we think and put energy into, we manifest. Make it your intention to really connect in deep and nourishing ways with your dear ones.

health care This could be your summer to really slow down and reconnect as a family. This could be the summer you get out of the habit of being so busy and really savor the goodness in your life and your dear ones. 2. Ban being busy.

There is a pressure to keep the busy going into the summer, filling our days with one activity after the next. One mindful question to ask yourself is, “Why am I so busy?” Often there is an underlying fear that we are trying to ignore or push away. Deal with that and you’ll feel freer to choose how you and your family want to go about your day instead of reacting out of unconscious fears. Ask your children, “What would you like from me this summer?” Odds are it’s your presence.

Lisa A. McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, RYT Lisa A. McCrohan is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist, writer, mom, and coach in Frederick, Md. She offers a novel and nourishing approach to life coaching she calls Compassion Coaching She facilitates wellness workshops for faculty and staff at Georgetown University. Find out more at www.barefootbarn.com

3. Create spaciousness.

Make space in your day. This takes mindful effort. Often we are either on full-tilt running from one thing to the next, or spaced out on social media. Instead, take time to linger and be together as a family. Literally schedule less in your planner. 4. Be in the moment.

This summer can be an opportunity for you and your family to practice mindfulness. Go on a walk around your neighborhood one evening and let your senses come alive. What do you see, smell and touch? When your children are playing in the sprinkler, savor the joy they are having in this very moment. When you eat the bountiful summer fruits and veggies, pause for a moment and really taste what you are eating. 5. Make a family list.

I’m not talking about the exhaustive lists we see flying around on social media. Don’t make this another “to do” list that causes anxiety. I’m talking about you and your dear ones sitting down together one night at dinner (yes, together!) and asking, “How do we want to BE this summer?” Name how you want to feel as a family and as individuals. Then list the ways in which you could feel that way this summer. This could be your summer to really slow down and reconnect as a family. This could be the summer you get out of the habit of being so busy and really savor the goodness in your life and your dear ones. This could be a summer you treasure many years from now.




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FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

health care REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

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

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

Carroll County General Hospital

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

Children’s National Medical Center

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

Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

Frederick Surgical Center

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

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

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

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

Saint Agnes Hospital

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

Mercy Medical Center

Washington Adventist Hospital

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

Washington County Hospital Association

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

Washington Hospital Center

600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287 toll free: 1-800-455-6467 www.hopkinsmedicine.org 301 St. Paul’s Place Baltimore, MD 21202 410-332-9000 www.mdmercy.com

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

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

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3990 www.sheppardpratt.org/index.cfm 7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 www.adventisthealthcare.com

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

Georgetown University Hospital

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

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

Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239 410-532-8000 www.goodsam-md.org



senior living

senior living

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

One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events and asking for the same information over and over. It is typical with normal aging to sometimes forget names or appointments, but remember them later. Challenges in planning or solving problems

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

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

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

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

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

A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time. Don’t FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


senior living worry if you misplace things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or the remote control.

as depression, drug interaction, thyroid problems, excess use of alcohol or certain vitamin deficiencies.

Decreased or poor judgment

The Alzheimer’s Association maintains a Frederick office at 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103. Anyone concerned about memory changes is encouraged to connect with the organization. The Alzheimer’s Association offers support and education for families struggling with diagnosis and those exploring options of care. Support groups, caregiver education, professional training, respite resources, and an in-home Family Care Coordination program is available in Frederick and Washington counties to help families make the most informed decisions. Early-stage programs, for people newly diagnosed, are also available. To learn more call 301-696-0315 or the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/maryland.

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

For information on these and other upcoming local programs, call 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/maryland. More information on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s can also be found at www.alz.org/10signs.


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Driverless cars coming soon? By Adrienne Moretz, community relations manager, TransIT Services of Frederick County When we think of automation, many of us consider tools such as robotic vacuums, self-controlled thermostats, one-touch coffee grinders and similar things that make our everyday lives easier. But automation spans much further than household gadgets. In the near future, we will be able to use the term to refer to our vehicles, as well. Although driverless cars are not a new technology, we usually associate the term with the bulky Google Prius self-driving car that looked similar to an alien hovercraft circling test neighborhoods. But, that is changing.

Essentially, this technology may allow you to partake in some of the same activities while commuting that public transportation has been providing for years: send emails, watch videos and be less concerned with outside traffic. Public transportation saves money and reduces the amount of cars on the road, which ultimately eases traffic congestion and flow. Will automated cars help or hinder this issue? Perhaps the bigger question will be: How safe will this new technology be for pedestrians, bikers, and other drivers?

Audi and BMW have recently released sport models that, indeed, drive themselves. And, bulky computers that take up half the car aren’t commonplace anymore. Audi reduced the size of its driverless system to fit in its Sport Quattro laserlight edition’s glove box. In addition, cars will eventually include technology that alerts the driver five to 10 seconds in advance, if manual override is necessary. Perhaps the most important feature of these cars is testing them. Only a few states have authorized the testing of driverless cars on actual roads, but test drivers must be present behind the wheel at all times. The District of Columbia recently published new guidelines that will allow self-driving operators to also drive the streets of DC (not just test drivers). These guidelines are in accordance with the Autonomous Vehicle Act of 2012 which states, “To authorize autonomous vehicles to operate on the roadways of the District, to establish a system of user taxation for autonomous vehicles based upon vehicle miles traveled, to require the Department of Motor Vehicles to create an autonomous vehicle designation; and to establish safe operating protocols for such vehicles.” The guidelines will require drivers to obtain a Class A license from the Department of Motor Vehicles, which deems them responsible for any and all traffic (and other) laws applicable in the District. Does it make sense that Washington, D.C., a city known for mass congestion and an even larger mass of pedestrians, be the first to authorize operators to get a special Class “A” license and “drive” a driverless car?

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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:

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

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

Commuter Services

Local and Regional Airports

MARC train to Washington, DC

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

(Riverview Plaza)

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

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

• The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick.

Returning: Downtown

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

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


Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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

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

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

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 5:22PM 5:14PM www.mwaa.com 6:58PM 6:50PM Washington Dulles 8:07PM 7:59PM (East Street extended)

(Riverview Plaza)

For more information on arrival and departure times at specific stops, call MARC at 1-800-325-RAIL. MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

International Airport (IAD)

Sterling, VA 20041 703-572-2700 www.mwaa.com

Commuter bus service to the Shady Grove Metro station is provided by MTA #991 from the Monocacy Station. This schedule may be viewed on the MTA website, www.mtamaryland.com.

Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration

410-539-5000 (voice system) toll free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA (voice system) TTY: 410-539-3479

Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM Saturday: 8AM-1PM www.mva.state.md.us

Customer Assistance Operators

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

Montgomery Ride-On 240-777-7433 TDD: 240-777-5869

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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.

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

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



arts & leisure

arts & leisure

Capital campaign helps theatre expand downtown Courtesy of Maryland Ensemble Theatre Photos by Dan Brick & Jon Paul Duvall, courtesy of the MET

Almost one year ago, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET), Frederick’s largest producing nonprofit theatre, launched a Capital Campaign to raise funds for an additional performance space and alterations of its existing space.

a classroom, a rehearsal area and the backstage area including dressing rooms, scene shop and storage. Recently the MET signed a six-year lease extension with the FSK that included the space previously occupied by Volunteer Frederick.

One year later, organizers are coming ever nearer to the $100,000 fundraising goal, with about $71,000 already raised.

And, according to MET Managing Director Dan Brick, the MET has gained an occupancy permit, purchased risers and chairs, and installed parlights and the lighting grid for the new Stage 2 space.

The MET incorporated and began producing full seasons of theatre in 1997, originally operating out of the former McCrory’s building on West Patrick Street. Since 2003 the MET has performed and operated out of the lower level of the historic FSK Hotel at 31 W. Patrick St., in Downtown Frederick. Currently the MET occupies roughly 12,000 square feet, which includes the performance venue, administrative offices, 58 SUMMER 2014

During the last year, the MET, led by a Capital Committee that includes Dr. Mark Pitts, Rich Haney, Tad Janes, Abby Zanger Sievers, Kai Hagan and Suzanne Beal, have been hard at work on the Capital Campaign to raise $100,000 for the transformation of the additional 1,700 square feet into a second performance space.

arts & leisure We might have three shows all going on at once and sharing a set or lights that work better for one than the other so this is going to hopefully effect not only how much we can produce but also the quality.” The new space is currently known as “Stage2,” but naming rights are available. The plan is to open for the beginning of the next season in September 2014. “With the amount of producing we do it’s been something that we’ve been thinking about for awhile,” said Tad Janes the MET’s artistic director. “Between our mainstage season, The Fun Company, The Comedy Pigs and all the MET-X shows produced by our ensemble members like the Laugh Station series, it’s always been difficult to find stage time for everything. We might have three shows all going on at once and sharing a set or lights that work better for one than the other so this is going to hopefully effect not only how much we can produce but also the quality.” In addition to producing a mainstage season of roughly 100 performances, a full season of family theatre, more than 20 performances of The Comedy Pigs and numerous MET-X shows, the MET is also home to The Ensemble School which offers two semesters of classes that run for 12 weeks and Fun Camp which offers four two-week camps each summer. “There is hardly a single night where there aren’t two or three things happening simultaneously in our space,” Janes said. “We have all this programming in our own space but we also have our In-School Residences or our touring shows like our annual production of A Christmas Carol that need to rehearse in our venue as well. Stage2 is going to provide space for a lot of our educational program like our youth ensemble, Ensemble School performances and of course the Fun Company.” The current design for the new space will seat slightly fewer patrons than the 100-seat black box but will be a flexible space that can accommodate seating catered for family theatre and a cabaret setup. The campaign continues to seek additional foundation, corporate and individual support. Maryland Ensemble Theatre 1 W. Patrick St., Frederick marylandensemble.org/capital-campaign 301-694-4744



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Frederick Goes Farm to Fork, Again Courtesy of Miriam Nasuti, Farm to Fork Frederick Photos by Jamie Turner courtesy of Farm to Fork Frederick

The second annual Farm to Fork Frederick and third annual Farm to Fork Loudoun—a concentrated 11-day source local culinary initiative held throughout Frederick County, Md., and Loudoun County, Va., are kicking off this summer. The Loudoun project has brought together chefs and restaurant owners from about 26 restaurants and 14 farms, and eight awardwinning Loudoun wineries. For Frederick, about 16 restaurants, 12 farms, and four wineries are participating. Both 11-day “eat local” project dates are set, Loudoun’s from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, Aug. 3; and Frederick’s from Aug. 22 through Labor Day, Sept. 1. Participating Chefs will showcase the finest locally born, raised and grown products each county has to offer at the various participating restaurants.

The project was conceived by Philadelphia native, now resident of Loudoun County, marketing entrepreneur Miriam Nasuti. After seeing the movie “Food, Inc,” Nasuit envisioned a countywide collaborative celebration among agricultural growers, vintners and chefs to raise awareness of the importance of eating local while driving the local economic engine. “This program is so rewarding for me,” Nasuti stated in a press release about the programs. “Over the past (several) years I watched restaurant owners meet, then partner with farmers in FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


arts & leisure In each market, participating chefs commit to using at least 70 percent locally sourced products to develop a special menu available to their patrons during each 11-day timeframe.

their own communities that prior to this effort they didn’t even know existed; that’s one of the aspects that’s so meaningful, the relationships that ignite!” In each market, participating chefs commit to using at least 70 percent locally sourced products to develop a special menu available to their patrons during each 11-day timeframe. This year the guidelines for participating farms and wineries are enhanced to continue the project’s authenticity and integrity. “We’ve found it important to now visit each farm to assure the product offered to our participating chefs is indeed born and raised, or grown, on that farm or another farm they own or oversee within the county,” Nasuti stated. “With the ‘eat local’ movement rapidly growing … in some cases farms offer products ... from other area farms... We think that’s great … but for this project we want to assure everything’s being sourced from within either Frederick or Loudoun, and the participating farmer is actually farming the land.” While participating restaurants, farms and wineries benefit from the collaboration, so do the community and visitors, Nasuti said. “This is the next step of the project that is so important and rewarding for me, to track the thousands of current and new customers who flock to the participating restaurants during the projects to enjoy the local ingredients on these special menus,” she stated.

2014 Farm to Fork Frederick participants RESTAURANTS A Better Choice Bakery Brunswick, MD |abetterchoicebakery.com Barley & Hops Grill & Microbrewery Frederick, MD | barleyandhops.net Beans in the Belfry Brunswick, MD | beansinthebelfry.com Firestone’s Culinary Tavern Frederick, MD | firestonesrestaurant.com

The Lodge Frederick, MD | lodgerestaurant.net

Scenic View Orchards Sabillasville, MD | scenicvieworchards.com

Sumittra Thai Cuisine Frederick, MD | sumittra.com

South Mountain Creamery Middletown, MD | southmountaincreamery.com

The Wine Kitchen Frederick, MD | thewinekitchen.com

Summer Creek Farm Thurmont, MD | summercreekfarm.com


The Sweet Farm Woodsboro, MD | sweetfarmsauerkraut.com

Catoctin Mountain Orchard Thurmont, MD | catoctinmountainorchard.com

Thanksgiving Farm Adamstown, MD | thanksgivingfarmandgarden.com

Fitzgerald’s Shamrock Thurmont, MD | shamrockrestaurant.com

Carprikorn Farms Gapland, MD | kidslovegoatmilk.com

Jojo’s Restaurant & Tap House Frederick, MD | jojosrestauranttaphouse.com

Country Pleasures Farm Middletown, MD | countrypleasuresfarm.com

Distillery Lane Ciderworks Jefferson, MD | distillerylaneciderworks.com

Mistero Bar & Italian Grill Frederick, MD | misterofrederick.com

Groff’s Content Farm Rocky Ridge, MD | 301.447.6148

Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery Middletown, MD | orchidcellar.com

La Paz Mexican Restaurant Frederick, MD | lapazmex.com

Pineline Poultry and Meats Boonsboro, MD | pinelinepoultry.com

Elk Run Vineyards Mt. Airy, MD | elkrun.com

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arts & Leisure NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

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

301-663-9388 C & O Canal National Park

South Mountain Recreation Area

Fountain Rock Recreation Center



Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department



Washington Monument State Park

Frederick County Parks and Recreation





National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park


Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Frederick Ski Club


Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-1365

Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum


Girl Scouts

Shenandoah National Park

The Frederick County Historical Society

Middletown Rec Center

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500 STATE PARKS

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

301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

301-271-7574 Dans Mountain State Park

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

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

301-271-7574 Gathland State Park

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

301-791-4767 Herrington Manor State Park

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park





Brunswick Railroad Museum

Oakdale Rec Center



George Alfred Townsend Museum

Skate Frederick



National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Tuscarora Rec Center

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

240-566-0025 YMCA


301-600-1646 Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

301-663-3885 Seton Shrine Center

301-447-6606 Taney House Museum

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

410-771-4606 www.barsinfo.org


Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating


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

Adventure Park USA

Disabled Sports USA

301-865-6800 Boy Scouts

301-739-1211 Catoctin Rec Center

301-600-1358 Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

301-271-3180 Centerville Rec Center

240-629-6639 Deer Crossing Rec Center


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

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



Calendar J U L Y JULY 1–3


vs. Salem Red Sox. Fireworks Thur Time: Tues & Wed 7pm; Thur 6pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 ALIVE @ 5

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



Mr. Joe Collins discusses the little known battle of West Frederick, which occurred on July 7, 1864. The battle was a precursor to the larger Battle of Monocacy, which occurred on July 9, 1864. Time: 7:30pm Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: www.civilwarmed.org 301-695-1864



The largest Independence Day celebration in Frederick County. Location: Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St., Frederick Contact: www.celebratefrederick.com 301-600-2844

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Oldest running half-mile flat track racing in the country. Time: 11:30am Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: www.barbaraftichieclassic.com 301-663-8333

4th of July Celebration. Time: 9:30pm Location: Adjacent Brunswick High & Middle School complex, Cummings Dr. and 13th Ave. Brunswick Contact: www.brunswickmd.gov 301834-7500

JULY 5–11

JULY 5, 12, 19, & 26



Living history encampments and demonstrations. Hikes, programs, musical concerts, and guest speakers will be presented throughout the battlefield. Time: 8:30am–5pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: www.nps.gov 301-662-3515



1864 downtown Frederick is being held for ransom. Start at the Museum of Frederick County History (see the actual ransom note here). Find out if the town was saved at Brewers Alley. Time: 3–9pm Location: Patrick, Market, & Church Sts., Frederick Contact: www.heartofthecivilwar.org 301-698-8118



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



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



Authentic music from the Civil War Era. Performances by the Hancock String Band and the Susquehanna Travelers Band. Period Dress welcome! Time: 4pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg Contact: www.setonheritage.org 301-447-6606

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Gather at Middletown’s Town Hall for a community viewing of the Frederick County Tourism Council’s Emmywinning documentary, Heart of the Civil War. Time: 8pm. Location: Town Hall, 31 W. Main St., Middletown Contact: www.civilwarmiddletownmd.com 301-371-6171

JULY 10, 17, 24, & 31


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: www.celebratefrederick.com 301-600-2844

JULY 11–14


vs. Potomac Nationals. Fireworks Fri & Sat. Time: Fri 7pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 4pm; Mon 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013


Living history demonstrations of the Middletown ransom and hands-on activities for children. Meet and talk with re-enactor, General Jubal Early and other Civil War soldiers. Time: 10am–5pm Location: 31 W. Main St., Middletown Contact: www.civilwarmiddletownmd.com 301-371-6171

JULY 12–13


The end of slavery in Maryland will be commemorated. The event will include United States Colored Troops, musical concerts, archeology programs, and talks on General Lew Wallace and emancipation. Time: 8:30am–5pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: www.nps.gov/mono 301-662-3515

JULY 12–13


Living history encampments, demonstrations, artillery, sutlers, childrens hands-on activities, manor tours. Sat and Sun 2pm battle. Sun 10:30am church service. Focus: The 1864 Battle of the Monocacy and emancipation in MD. Time: Sat 10am–4pm; Sun 10am–3pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: www.rosehillmuseum.com 301-600-1650

JULY 13, 20, & 27


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 Location: Baker Park Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: www.celebratefrederick.com 301-600-2844



Monocacy National Battlefield Ranger will discuss the Monocacy Campaign of 1864. Time: 7pm Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: www.civilwarmed.org; 301-695-1864

JULY 17–19 & 25–27 ALL SHOOK UP

Fredericktowne Players performance inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night featuring the songs of Elvis Presley! Time: Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm Location: Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: www.fredericktowneplayers.org 240-315-3855

JULY 19 & 20


Relax and enjoy bands and sampling wines. Time: noon–6pm Location: Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy Contact: www.LinganoreWines.com 301-831-5889



Calendar of events

J U L Y / A U G U S T JULY 19–21


vs. Winston-Salem Dash. Fireworks Sat & Sun. Time: Sat & Sun 6pm; Mon 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

JULY 25–27



AUGUST 3, 10, 17, & 24

Relive the Golden Age of the 1950’s this First Saturday. Time: 3–9pm Location: Downtown Frederick, Market & Patrick Sts., Frederick Contact: www.downtownfrederick.org 301-698-8118

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 Location: Baker Park Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: www.celebratefrederick.com 301-600-2844



vs. Lynchburg Hillcats. Fireworks Fri & Sat. Time: Fri 7pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 4pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013



AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30


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: www.shopwestview.com 240-446-2303



On August 5, 1864 General Ulysses Grant and several other generals met at the Thomas House devising a plan to drive General Jubal Early’s army from the Shenandoah Valley. A program about what led to the meeting and how it changed the war. Time: 8:30am–5pm Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: www.nps.gov/mono 301-662-3515

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


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

AUGUST 2 & 3


Wheat threshed with machines from the 1940s. Time: Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 10am–3pm Location: Frederick County farm, 9005 Clemsonville Rd., Union Bridge Contact: www.mdihcc39.org 301-343-5093




vs. Carolina Mudcats. Time: 7pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

AUGUST 7, 14, 21, & 28 ALIVE @ 5

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

AUGUST 7 & 14


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: www.celebratefrederick.com 301-600-2844

Calendar of events

A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R AUGUST 8–10

AUGUST 16–17


vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks. Fireworks Fri & Sat. Time: Fri 7pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

Living history, displays, and demonstrations. Francis Scott Key Car Club’s Antique Car show Sun only. Time: 11am–4pm Location: Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: www.rosehillmuseum.com 301-600-1650

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


Aug 9th

Cancer Awareness Night

“Field of Hope” Contact: www.relayforlife.org/ frederickmd 301-514-2783

AUGUST 15–17


See the best of Frederick County by bicycle while raising money for Boys & Girls Club. Location: Frederick County, various locations. Frederick Contact: www.tourdefrederick.com 301-600-1875

AUGUST 15–17


vs. Lynchburg Hillcats. Fireworks Fri & Sat. Time: Fri 7pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 2pm Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013



The nation’s only high wheel bicycle race in downtown Frederick. Time: 4pm Location: Brewer’s Alley, 124 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: www.highwheelrace.com 301-514-5172


AUGUST 26–29


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



Celebration honoring Mother Seton’s life and legacy. Time: noon–4:30pm Location: National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg Contact: www.setonheritage.org 301-447-6606



vs. Potomac Nationals. Fireworks Sat & Sun. Time: Sat & Sun 6pm; Mon 2pm. Location: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr., Frederick Contact: www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013



Lunch-time music concert. Time: 11:30am–1:30pm Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick Contact: www.fcpl.org 301-600-7625



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: www.shopwestview.com 240-446-2303



Exhibits, martial arts demonstrations. Time: Fri 6–10pm; Sat 9am–9pm; Sun 9am–3pm Location: Catoctin High School, 14745 Sabillasville Rd., Thurmont Contact:thurmontemmitsburgcommunit yshow.webs.com 301-271-2104



Calendar of events



Dog costume contest, dine and shop in dog-friendly stores and restaurants! Time: 3–9pm Location: Downtown Frederick, Market & Patrick Sts., Frederick Contact: www.downtownfrederick.org 301-698-8118


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



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



Connecting The Dots at the 152nd Great Frederick Fair. Time: Sept 12, 2pm–10pm; Sept 13–20, 10am–10pm Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: www.thegreatfrederickfair.com 301-663-5895



Marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Fort McHenry and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. Time: Sat 6:30pm; Sun 6:30am Location: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St., Frederick Contact: www.visitfrederick.org 301-600-4045



Street festival with 9 blocks of themed fun. 11am–5pm. Downtown Frederick. Kick off In The Street with a one-mile run down Market St. Official closure of In The Street festival is Up The Creek Party 5pm Carroll Creek Amphitheater Carroll Creek Way Time: 8:45am–5pm Location: Race Day Starting Line, YMCA, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: www.celebratefrederick.com 301-600-2844


Cider talks, orchard tours, tastings. Time: 10am–5pm Location: Distillery Lane Ciderworks, 5533 Gapland Rd., Jefferson Contact: distillerylaneciderworks.com 301-834-8920



Pumpkins, hayrides. Time: Hours vary Location: Summers Farm, 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick Contact: www.summersfarm.com 301-620-9316

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Hayride to pick your own pumpkin or select one of our pre-picked pumpkins. Extend the fun in our farm play yard. Time: Mon–Thur 10am–6pm; Fri & Sat 10am–10pm Contact: crumland.com/pumpkin-patch 301-845-8099 SCREAMLAND FARMS

Haunted woods, corrupted corn, barn of bedlam. Not recommended for children under 13 Time: 7–10pm Location: Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick Contact: www.screamlandfarms.com 301-845-8099



Family outdoor arts festival in beautiful south Frederick County. Time: 10am–5pm Location: Point of Rocks, 3725 Clay St., Point of Rocks Contact: www.Pointofrocks.org/art


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Phone: 301-271-2737 Fax: 301-271-2850

OPEN DAILY Weekdays 9–5 Weekends 9–6



Market Location US Rt 15 15036 N. Franklinville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788

Catoctin Mountain Orchard

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Visa & MasterCard accpected www.catoctinmtorchard.com

Yellow and White Peaches ❦ Plums ❦ Blueberries Blackberries ❦ Sweet and Sour Cherries ❦ Yellow and White Nectarines Apples ❦ Pears ❦ Fresh Vegetables ❦ Jams and Jellies ❦ Local Crafts ❦ Apple Cider ❦ Home Baked Goods

LOCAL jewelry bath & body FUNCTIONAL kids stationery HANDMADE home accessories N LiKE US O K! FACEBOO

19 N. Market St., Frederick, MD | 301.663.3632

www.shopthemuse.com Facebook “shop the muse”

town offices & services

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


Post offices

Karin B. Tome

Brunswick Post Office


315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

5,870 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 city Hall

Jefferson Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Police Department


301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff


Brunswick City Park


Brunswick Swimming Pool


Faith Assembly of God

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

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

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

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

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

Super Fresh

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


40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895

New Hope United Methodist Church

Volunteer Ambulance

Local Newspaper

Volunteer Fire Department


Grocery Store

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Libraries

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


CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290






St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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

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

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Brunswick Little League

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


YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA)

www.pvya.com Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select www.eteamz.com/brunswickjrbb

Cross Country

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

Brunswick Junior Railroaders www.bjrfootball.com

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


Debby Burgoyne Population

151 as of 2010 Census

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

301-371-6907 Postal Zip Code


Post Office

Town Office

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

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



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 www.emmitsburgmd.gov www.emmitsburg.net 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: ebpa@emmitsburg.net




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

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company


6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

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


65,239 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

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

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

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

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

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

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

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office


4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

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

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

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office


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


Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

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

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484


Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office


United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603 Fire Marshal




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

5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330

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

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



301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

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

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

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

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

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

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444


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

Anglican St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

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

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253

The Frederick News-Post

Baha’I Faith


Baha’i Faith

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

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

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

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

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

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

First Baptist Church of Frederick

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

First Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

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

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

6648 Carpenter Road, Frederick 301-473-5635

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

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

South End Baptist Church

Super Fresh

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church


Ballenger Creek, Frederick 301-682-6700 Wegmans

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

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347

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

10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100





Christian Science


Church of Christ

All Saints Episcopal Church

Victory Baptist Church

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

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

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153

First Church of Christ Scientist

Church of the Transfiguration


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

Frederick Church of the Brethren

Jefferson United Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505


201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262


Church of God

Tibetan Meditation Center

Edgewood First Church of God

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

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

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

Maranatha Church of God


123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444

Frederick Alliance Church

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

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

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

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741


Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Parkway Community Church


Emmanuel Alliance Church

Full Gospel First Love Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

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

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

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

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337

Emmanuel Bible Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737 76


TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

Good News Presbyterian Church

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

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

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

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

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

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

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

United Church of Christ


Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

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

Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550

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

Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

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

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

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313

SURE Fellowship Church

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

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

Presbyterian Reformed

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Unity in Frederick

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

Grace United Church of Christ

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303

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

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

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

Asbury United Methodist Church

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

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

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

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

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





Volunteer Organizations HandsOn Frederick

Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu

301-682-8589 Frederick Academy of Self-Defense


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

Frederick City Recreation Department


Golden Knights Karate




301-663-5131 www.frederickymca.org

Kreimer’s Karate


Martial Arts USA

Frederick Gymnastics Club


301-695-9414 Karate


Super Sport Karate


Lacrosse Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick

www.fcfrederick.com Frederick Soccer Club

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

240-215-4040 Volleyball

American Karate Academy

Frederick City Recreation (Adults)


301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center



(subsection of Frederick City)

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

Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

YMCA (Green Valley)

urbana regional library

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


301-607-6900 www.frederickymca.org/green-valley Urbana Recreation Council

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

Community Agency School Services (CASS)

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

Urbana High School

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658



Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

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

email: abel6psu@aol.com Urbana Soccer Association

301-363-8739 www.urbanasoccer.org


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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

4,136 as of 2010 Census


Postal Zip Code


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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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


The Gazette

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


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

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

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

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

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

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

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

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

301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com




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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

9,288 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion


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

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

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

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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



The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce

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

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy




Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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


Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

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

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

Mount Airy Presbyterian

West Falls Christian Community Church

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

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Youth Sports


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

Mount Airy Baptist Church

St. James’ Episcopal Church

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

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

Four County Little League

www.fcllbaseball.org Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

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



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

Wayne Creadick Population

1,626 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

Post Office

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

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

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

Town Park

Frederick county Sheriff


308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330

Fire departments

Local Newspapers

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company


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

The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

CHURCHES Church of the Saviour

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

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

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

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

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

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




Myersville Church of the Brethren

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

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

Myersville Junior Baseball League


12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

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


Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion


656 as of 2010 Census (on Maryland State website)

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

Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

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

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

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

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 New Market District Fire Co.

301-865-5700 Post Offices

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


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

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

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

Monocacy Valley Church

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

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

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



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

Fire departments

Thomas Watson

Volunteer Fire Department


294 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Lions Merryland Park


3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper

301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

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

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944


Town Park

The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

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

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

See the Brunswick section.

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


Martin A. Burns Population

6,036 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

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

Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

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

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226





Rocky Ridge Post Office

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

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

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

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

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


CHURCHES Apples United Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League


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

Ralph W. Whitmore Population

5,800 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code


Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

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

301-600-9110 Library

Police Department

Post Office

301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 84


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

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





207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544


Creamery Park

Brethren in Christ

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

Calvary Assembly of God

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Faith Community Mennonite Church

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

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

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

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

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

Heritage Farm Park

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Youth Sports

Glade United Church of Christ

301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

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

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

8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

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

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Glade Valley Athletic Association

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC)

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


Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

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

Gary Smith Population

1,141 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Town Office

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

301-600-2071 fire departments Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company


New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office

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

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

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company




Woodsboro 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 www.woodsboro.org/wnmrc/rec.htm

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

Libertytown Recreation Council


Woodsboro Town Park

301-898-3800 GROCERY STORE Trout’s Market

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

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