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11 IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 12  A Delightful New Year Five Ways to Bring More Delight into Your Everyday Life 15

Young City Dwellers Live to Give

18 Discover Frederick County’s Many Murals 21

Old Habits are Hard to Break

22 George Washington (May Have) Slept Here




27 Myths, Urban Legends and Other Stories




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34  Join the Academic Business Connection Make a Difference in Public Education

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47 How to Fight the Flu This Winter

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52 How to Be Ready for a Weather Emergency

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A Delightful New Year

Five Ways to Bring More Delight into Your Everyday Life by Lisa A. McCrohan, RYT, LCSW-C, RYT

Instead of making a new year’s resolution that has you panting, striving, and gritting your teeth, why not simply try to bring more joy and delight into your day? Here are five simple, everyday ways to cultivate more delight in your life. 12 WINTER 2014


Did you know that adults need eight hugs per day to “get by” and 12 to thrive? When you hug someone, you get a boost in serotonin levels as well as a dose of the “bonding hormone”

in the community When you hug someone, you get a boost in serotonin levels as well as a dose of the “bonding hormone” oxytocin, putting you in a better mood and increasing feelings of connection and happiness. oxytocin, putting you in a better mood and increasing feelings of connection and happiness. Need a hug? Visit “The Nicest Place on the Internet” (http://thenicestplaceontheinter.net). People from all over the world have uploaded videos of themselves giving the viewer (that’s you!) a hug. Do an act of kindness each day.

Researcher and author of “The Hidden Gifts of Helping,” Stephen Post, PhD, has found that it feels good to do good. Volunteering, offering to help someone, or doing something kind can result in the “helper’s high,” boosting your immune system and lowering your stress level. Make a commitment to do a simple act of kindness each day, such as making your spouse’s coffee, holding the door open for someone, smiling at a stranger, or saying “thank you” to a colleague. Play with children.

Few things can remind us to “take delight” in our lives than playing with children. If you are a parent, notice how many times per day you engage with your child in just plain ol’ fun. In our culture of hurry, worry, and busy, having fun together can get lost in the shuffle. Turn off the cell phone, get down on the floor, and enjoy playing with your children. Surround yourself with beauty.

Whether you work from home tending to the family or at a desk in a cubicle, the space you are in every day has an impact on your mood. Put up pictures that make you smile, add a simple flower in a vase, or place quotes in frames that inspire and uplift you. Make your space nourishing and calming. Lighten up with the people in your life.

When we are operating in perpetual stress mode, we tend to get really serious and judgmental. Get a joke book and read a few to your family before you all head out for the day. Focus on “noticing the good” in your dear ones. At lunch with colleagues or dinner with your family, share what you are grateful for and what made you laugh that day. At the end of the year, look back at it and see how you chose to be light and love the people around you. Look back and see how you chose to be happy by finding the delight in your everyday life. You might even look back and see how in all that laughing, playing, and enjoying your life, you even lost a few pounds!

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



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Young city dwellers live to give by Melissa J. Sines, co-founder of The Frederick Giving Project Photos Courtesy of The Frederick Giving Project

The Frederick Giving Project is a great example of how generous – and creative – Frederick can be. Getting ready to make its fourth grant to a local nonprofit and enter its fifth year of fundraising, this giving circle is making a big impression.

Since its inception in 2009, the Frederick Giving Project has raised almost $50,000, mostly in contributions of $100 or less, and has recently announced another $10,000 grant for 2014 to the local nonprofit Second Chances Garage.

A giving circle is a concept that has been around for a while: a group of like-minded individuals pool money to make contributions to nonprofits. The idea is that a group making a bigger grant has a bigger impact than any one person could accomplish alone.

With a passion for cars and helping those in need, Second Chances Garage seeks to make a difference in our community of Frederick County, Maryland by offering “second chances” for individuals and families on their journey to independent living by providing assistance with personal transportation needs. The FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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In addition to the financial contribution, Giving Project members and supporters will volunteer their time and talent to help the “project” that the members pick each year. garage solicits donations of vehicles from the local community, refurbishes them, and places them with individuals who are gainfully employed and referred to the organization by partner agencies. In addition, the nonprofit offers a reduced-cost auto repair service to qualifying individuals. In addition to the financial contribution, Giving Project members and supporters will volunteer their time and talent to help the “project” that the members pick each year. Members volunteer to help fulfill the organization’s mission throughout the year, helping with things such as fundraising events or organizational development. Meanwhile, fundraising for the next project kicks off each January and another organization is chosen the following December for the next year’s project. During 2013, the group’s grantee was the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County. The grant to this organization helped to pay for new office technology, for a Community Pet Day which offered free neutering and spaying, and to pay for the Just One Day campaign at the Frederick County Animal Shelter, a day where all adoption fees were waived. In addition 16 WINTER 2014

to the funding, the group also helped to promote and volunteer at several AWLFC events during the year, such as a 5K, K9s in the Vines, and adoption open houses. The Giving Project also organized a “hackathon” to help update technology at the AWLFC’s office. Technology experts were gathered to address a number of system-wide issues, such as shared data storage, email systems, and cost-savings on communications with members. Throughout the year, look for the Giving Project members at happy hours, at community events supporting local businesses and nonprofits, and encouraging more people to think about how their contributions can support the Frederick community in a very immediate and connected way. To join the Giving Project, individual donors and businesses can make donations through the fund, held at the Community Foundation of Frederick County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. More information can be found at www.frederickgivingproject.org.

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Discover Frederick County’s many murals by Jake Wynn, Tourism Council of Frederick County Photos Courtesy of Tourism Council of Frederick County Downtown Frederick has become home to innovative and unique public artwork during the last several decades. In fact, “AmericanStyle Magazine” designated the city as a Top 25 Small Art City. A walk through downtown presents more than 30 recognized pieces of public artwork.

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It isn’t just the Downtown Frederick area that is playing host to great pieces of public art, though; the entire county has entered the game. Brunswick, Thurmont, and Emmitsburg all have artwork in the community that you may have never noticed. Many of the most impressive works of public art in the community are murals.

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Downtown Frederick, however, remains as the stalwart in the public art scene in the region. The Community Bridge across Carroll Creek continues to astound passersby. This largescale mural project by William Cochran transformed a plain concrete bridge into the permanent illusion of an old, ivycovered stone bridge. Head north on Market Street, and see the “North of Fourth” mural, which continues to amaze pedestrians and drivers alike with its unique three-dimensional stylization.

Brunswick has murals that depict the history of that city. Stop by Square Corner Park to check out a mural depicting the city’s history and railroad and baseball heritage. Emmitsburg also has a small mural depicting the legacy of the town’s founder. Completed in 2008 by students from a local high school, this mural sits atop a local grocery store and illustrates the town’s founding and Civil War tradition. Thurmont has two recognized murals, one old and one new. The newer mural illustrates the history of the railroad and the development of the town. The town’s legendary Cozy Inn also plays host to an impressive mural, covering an entire exterior wall with the unique caricatures of Thurmont’s role in presidential history.

Frederick County has become a home for artworks of all different sizes, shapes, and material. But our public art scene continues to be the shining star to visitors and citizens alike.

The town’s legendary Cozy Inn also plays host to an impressive mural, covering an entire exterior wall with the unique caricatures of Thurmont’s role in presidential history. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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Old Habits are Hard to Break by Duane Doxzen, Historical Society of Frederick County Assistant Director

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The New Year’s resolution is nothing new. People have been trying to kick bad habits since, well, since there have been people. In 1824, Jacob Engelbrecht noted under the title “Snuff sacking,” in his diary: “We the undersigned have been in the habit of taking snuff for the last two years and we have this afternoon emptied our snuff boxes in the street of their contents and have resolved to ‘sack’ the same if we can… Jacob Engelbrecht, Daniel J. Hauer… The snuff makers have lost two customers.” Jacob Engelbrecht lived in Frederick and wore many hats during his life: tailor, shopkeeper, experimental gardener, amateur weatherman, musician, and mayor of Frederick. From 1818 until his death in 1878 he also kept a detailed diary of the comings and goings of his community and of national events, recording everything from births to deaths, grocery prices to philosophical meanderings, and unapologetic political rhetoric to deeply moving prose. He also had a hankering for snuff. After at least two failed attempts to stop inhaling the fine ground tobacco in 1824, Engelbrecht again resolved to kick the habit in May 1825. This time, the target was less about abstinence and more about moderation. D.J. Hauer & George Engelbrecht have joined in with me or rather I with them taking snuff. I have been in the habit, for the last three or four years, of taking snuff. In September last I attempted to quit it but foolishly commenced again. I this day, have laid my boxes aside, (I say boxes, because I generally have 2 or 3) and I will now see whether my better judgment or the snuff will prevail. I do not that I will never take a pinch of snuff but I will not be a slave to it particularly in this land of liberty, where we snuff or not, just as we please.

His success was limited. On July 6, 1831 he again states he “quit or rather intends to quit taking snuff.” He again put his boxes aside, though “smelled it a little but have not taken as much in the whole day as one ordinary pinch…” Below the entry he triumphantly added, “PS July 19 Don’t snuff yet. August 2 ditto.” For anyone trying to kick a nasty habit, peer pressure is a bummer. In June 1833 Engelbrecht again noted he was “breaking off with snuffing,” but added, “How long it will last I know not.” He blamed his failure two years earlier on not being able to “withstand the habit among the rest.” In December 1834 he remarked: I have been a real snuffer, equal if not superior to… the greatest snuffers in town, and I have several times attempted to quit it and did stop for several weeks, not forgetting to take one or four pinches each day. I now think that I have fairly overcome it. On the 2nd of November ultimo I stopped the concern. I have no snuff about the premises, and up to this day I feel no disposition for several days together to take a pinch. So I reckon if we persevere we’ll be relieved from the inconvenient practice. So the “try, try again” attitude of the 19th century Frederick County diarist is one worth emulating as we wrestle with our own 21st century weaknesses. We may have traded snuff for other vices such as Twinkies, incessant texting, or watching the “Real Housewives,” but the principle remains the same. And Jacob Engelbrecht, how did he fare? Below the very first snuff-related diary entry in 1825 is written in his hand, “February 27, 1867. I still continue the bad habit.” To quote one his favorite expressions: “So we rub along.”

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George Washington (May Have) Slept Here by Duane Doxzen, Historical Society of Frederick County Assistant Director Photo Courtesy of Frederick County Historical Society

It happens subtly enough. A fact gets stretched to include a seemingly logical assumption, or a story gets embellished with a few colorful adjectives. Add a few decades, mix in special interests and well-meaning storytellers, and you can end up with something mythical, or, more often, something almost-but-notquite-right. Such is the case with “Washington’s Headquarters.”

it was a small log and rough-hewn board-sided building located along Carroll Creek on West All Saints Street, just west of Court Street; the building was the subject of local photographer John Kreh at least twice, in 1898 and 1906, and printed on postcards; and the dilapidated cabin was demolished sometime in the early 20th century.

Little is known for sure about the Frederick building colloquially known as “Washington’s Headquarters,” for at least 100 years. Ticking off what we can be certain of regarding the structure:

The legend endures that George Washington, having traveled to Frederick in 1755 to meet with British major general Edward Braddock, found no room at the inn and instead bivouacked at

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HISTORY The legend endures that George Washington, having traveled to Frederick in 1755 to meet with British major general Edward Braddock, found no room at the inn and instead bivouacked at the little cabin. It also is claimed that it was here that the young Washington first met Benjamin Franklin. the little cabin. It also is claimed that it was here that the young Washington first met Benjamin Franklin. Unfortunately, there is no documentation to support the legend, any more than there is proof to discount it. Whether or not “Washington Slept Here” thus remains a mystery. Nevertheless, in the early 20th century the oral tradition became accepted fact, as the story was printed in books such as William and McKinsey’s “History of Frederick County,” and in local newspapers. In 1955, almost exactly 200 years after Washington’s visit, the Historical Society of Frederick County thought enough of the story to declare it true on a plaque installed near where the cabin once stood. After the old cabin was torn down, it was replaced by a commercial building. That structure was in turn torn down by 1960, when a new building was constructed on the site. In October 1960, the loss of the earlier historical structure was lamented: “Not even in Frederick where the cherishing and preserving of landmarks is traditional does the historical cycle of the new erasing the old subside. What better example when ‘Washington’s Headquarters’ becomes ‘Scotty’s Palace?’” The appellation “Washington’s Headquarters” is at worst misleading, and at best an unnecessary addition to a good yarn. George Washington did travel to Frederick in April 1755 to meet Braddock, who was then commander of the British forces in the colonies. The general was traveling on an expedition against the French and their Indian allies. The story handed down is that Braddock “and his staff stayed about 10 days in Frederick’s stone tavern, and when Washington arrived here to join the staff the tavern was crowded, and he found shelter in the log house about a half mile to the east.” Interestingly, the name “Washington’s Headquarters” does not seem to appear in print until the early 1900s, though Washington’s 1755 meeting with Braddock is mentioned occasionally in local newspapers.

a detailed diary of Frederick births, deaths, events, news, and opinion from 1818 to 1878, made no mention of the cabin in relationship to Washington. He expounded on community celebrations of Washington’s birthdays, noted dates associated with the first president, and even reported in excited detail his own trip to Washington, D.C., in 1854 to visit Washington’s Mount Vernon. But the diarist who revered the Father of Our Country made no mention of his own hometown’s claim. Whether the Frederick story is true or not, the last thing Washington would have required was a “headquarters.” Although he had commanded militia before — notably the previous July when he was utterly defeated by the French at Fort Necessity — he came to Frederick to offer himself to Braddock as an aide-de-camp, a volunteer position with no rank and no position in the official chain of command. Washington would have access and influence, but no real authority over the British regulars or militia under Braddock’s command. The most accurate description of Washington’s position during his time in Frederick is gentleman junior officer. The epilogue to the story is dark. After traveling through Frederick County (and lending his name to Braddock Heights) and Pennsylvania, Braddock’s forces met bitter and decisive defeat at the hands of the smaller forces of the French and their Indian allies near Fort Duquesne (now downtown Pittsburgh) at the Battle of Monongahela. The battle also is known as the Battle of the Wilderness or, quite simply, Braddock’s Defeat. The general himself was shot off his horse during the fighting, killing him and his reputation. George Washington fared better. He managed to survive the battle unscathed, his actions doing much to rehabilitate his military reputation. Washington would visit Frederick again, much later, but that is an entirely different tale.

One source where one might expect to find early references to the site is silent on the subject. Jacob Engelbrecht, who kept FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



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housing & real estate

Myths, Urban Legends and Other Stories by Mary Richeimer, of The Buyer’s Best Realtors The real estate industry seems to have more than its share of “everybody knows that” myths. Many people seem to think they are experts in the field and will happily advise you what you should be doing when it comes to buying or selling a home. These so-called experts are eager to share their vast knowledge, even if they have never bought or sold a house. Here are some of the more common myths, and the real truths behind them: Myth #1

Always offer 5 percent less (or 10 percent or some other number) than the seller is asking; or the reverse, always price the house 5 percent (or whatever) higher than the amount you really want as a seller. This only works if buyer and seller are on the same page. The reality is that the current market in Frederick County saw homes selling, on average, barely 1 to 2 percent below asking price, and in many cases for well above. Your guide should be a good market analysis by a realtor, not simply what you think the price should be. Myth #2

My house is the biggest in the neighborhood and therefore should sell for a higher price. If other recent sales in the neighborhood were homes that are in better condition, or had more upgrades, or were cleaner or had other positives that your house doesn’t have, your size won’t matter. If your house is so much bigger or too over-improved compared with others in the neighborhood, it will very likely not sell for much more either.

You may never know, until you try to do it yourself, that a good agent is doing an enormous amount of work that you don’t see. He or she has the knowledge and education to make it all look easy and to make sure you don’t leave money on the table. Myth #5

Buying land and building a house will save money. This may work in some parts of the country where land prices aren’t off the charts. But Frederick County is so close to Washington, D.C., and finding an individual lot is difficult. Pricing, permits and preparation of the site usually make this idea a non-starter. Myth #7

Sellers shouldn’t put on a fresh coat of paint, since the buyers will want to choose their own colors. Buyers will probably want to paint the walls once they move in, but paint it anyway! A fresh coat of paint will go a long way toward making the house show well and sell faster for more money. “Move-in ready” sells. The truth is, there are no hard and fast truths with real estate. Every transaction is different, as is every buyer and seller, and every house. Other variables include motivation, the state of the market, the region, and the condition of the house. The advent of online real estate sites has helped in providing a lot of information. This information can make buyers and sellers think they have the pricing information they need, but there is simply no substitute for the value a good listing agent or buyer’s agent brings to a real estate transaction.

Myth #3

Buying a foreclosure will save me money. Foreclosures run the same gamut of pricing and condition as regular sales. Some are in horrible condition and some have been completely redone; some are way underpriced, some way overpriced. It just isn’t an absolute that a foreclosure will automatically earn you a big bargain.

Mary Richeimer, GRI, CRS, e-Pro, ABR, is certified in Historic Maryland Properties and is a certified Master Exclusive Buyer Agent with The Buyer’s Best Realtors in Urbana, Md. Contact her at www.theBuyersBest.com or 301-631-0525.

Myth #4

I can sell my house by myself. True, you can sell on your own, or even buy a house without professional help. A good real estate agent can make the job of buying or selling a home look easy.




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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

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

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

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

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

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

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

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

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

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

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

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

Suburban Propane


toll free: 1-800-768-6612

Voneiff Oil

United Propane, Inc.

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-0244

Aero Energy

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

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

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

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046 Ferrellgas

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

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

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

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

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

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303 Damascus Fuel Company

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

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

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

Penn Fuel Propane

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Lee’s Gas Supply

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6110 toll free: 1-800-464-6110 28 WINTER 2014

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

West Oil, Inc.

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

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

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

business & insurance


For Technology Solutions, Rely on Techheads by Clark Mueller

Frederick Techheads is a Frederick County-based personal IT company that provides residential and commercial businesses with the information technology (IT) solutions they need at an affordable rate. The company categorizes its specialties into five groups: Computers, Networking, Websites, Electronics, and Special Projects. Under the Computers realm, service prices are flat rate when completed in the Techheads’ office. Simply bring the computer in, and the experts will tell you what your options are and how much each costs up front so you can make the best decision based on an honest and simple explanation of the problem before any work is done. Diagnostics are free, since the Techheads believe that people shouldn’t have to pay money just to find out what 30 WINTER 2014

is wrong with their equipment. This holds true even if the customer ultimately wants to take the computer somewhere else or try to fix it themselves. Networking includes everything from setting up wired or wireless infrastructure from the ground up to troubleshooting or expanding on current networks. The Techheads can also group servers, set up monthly backups/contracts, and other items. The Techheads have done many local business websites, as well as a few more located in farther-flung locales. No matter the business’s location, each job is tailored to the client’s needs and imagination. The Techheads have an amazing talent for coding and design: everything from simple HTML to custom PHP and

business Wordpress, a system that allows the client to edit their website without the need to know coding or worry of ruining their website by accident.

warehouse with internet streaming so clients could view and listen to their employees and equipment on their phones, PCs, and tablets.

Another great service for small businesses is SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The Techheads do that, too. When they first decided to offer SEO, they started with an existing client, a used car dealership and repair shop, to test the results.

Frederick Techheads began in 2010 when founder Clark Mueller was in between jobs. He worked from his townhouse, doing small jobs for friends and family. Word of mouth spread about his services and affordable pricing, and soon he needed more space. So, he moved everything into a space in New Market; and once that space grew too small, Mueller moved to the Techheads’ current downtown location, this time with a partner, Sam Peterson.

“We didn’t know what to expect, seeing how there is so much (car sales) competition in the Frederick area, and the client wasn’t showing up even 30 pages in on Google,” Mueller said. After about one month of SEO help from the Techheads, though, and this company was on the first and second page for all the keywords they wanted. After that successful operation, the Techheads confidently assembled a package SEO contract for those who need to be found online.

After a full year has passed at the 211 West Patrick Street location, the Techheads now have four employees, including Simon Taylor, a web developer, and Jeff Heflin, a part-time Apple specialist.

The Electronics tab was created for the other jobs the Techheads are asked to do such as iPad/tablet/iPhone/smartphone screen repair, Xbox “red ring of death” and other electronics repairs. Special Projects has generally been for larger projects or other IT related items that people don’t know where to go to for help, such as setting up a 32 -amera CCTV and alarm system in a

Frederick Tech Heads 211 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD www.fredericktechheads.com 301-662-3200

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Our value proposition is simple...We are here to provide our customers with the best true community banking experience possible. Whether you are an individual or a business, FCB is staffed with highly experienced, local community bankers who are here to serve you!

Full Service Bank Centers in Frederick County Antietam Bank Center

198 Thomas Johnson Drive Frederick, MD 21702 (240) 379-7677 Manager: Kristie Stottlemyer

Crestwood Bank Center 6910 Crestwood Boulevard Frederick, MD 21703 (240) 529-1548 Manager: Kai Bradley

Patrick Bank Center

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

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

Walkersville Bank Center 200 Commerce Drive Walkersville, MD 21793 (240) 529-1524 Manager: Yvonne Reeder

FCB Call Center (301) 620-1400

Ann Seiss (240) 529-1535

Retail Lending

Beverly Wastler (240) 529-1584

Jewell Kemp (240) 529-1534



The Community Bank for Frederick County

in the child community county history care •& education


Join the Academic Business Connection Make a Difference in Public Education By Terry Alban, Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools Our public schools belong to all of us. They are a public resource. They prepare our children for the future. Public education is a great investment in the future of our children and our community. In Frederick County, we know how important it is to raise the next generation of community leaders, to prepare our future workforce, and to help our children prepare for good jobs in strong neighborhoods right here in Frederick County. Public education helps make that happen. Our investment in education means that Frederick County Public Schools is one of the best school systems in the state and nation. Our students outperform their peers across the country. We’re

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so proud of the state and national awards our schools earn every year. These are things we’ve all worked hard to achieve. These accomplishments reflect the excellence of our students, teachers and principals. They also reflect how effectively our community partners work with our schools to boost student achievement. And it’s never been faster or easier for Frederick County businesses to support public education and partner with our schools. This year, FCPS has launched a new tool called the Academic Business Connection. It’s a simple, one-stop tool to link businesses with local public schools. Frederick County Public Schools heard from business people again and again that they wanted to partner with FCPS to help

EDUCATION Frederick County Public Schools heard from business people again and again that they wanted to partner with FCPS to help out in local schools and classrooms, but they didn’t know where or how to get started. out in local schools and classrooms, but they didn’t know where or how to get started. We also heard from teachers who really needed businesses to get involved, but didn’t know how to reach out. The new ABC tool fixes that. A collaboration between FCPS, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and the Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education, ABC makes it easy to match offerings from local businesses to the needs in our classrooms. Everything about the ABC tool can be found at one website: www.fcps.org/abc. In less than a minute, businesses can log in and register to partner with FCPS. From there, they can begin supporting our schools by making offers in any one of 26 categories. Similarly, FCPS teachers may register and upload specific requests for their students and classrooms. Educators and businesses alike can browse through active business offers and school requests to make a match.

The ABC tool is incredibly easy and fast. It couldn’t be simpler for businesses and schools to connect. This is something that businesses and schools in Frederick County have needed for a long time. Our local businesses are ready to support young people in Frederick County – they’re ready to pitch in with their expertise and time and resources. This tool takes all the mystery out of partnering with local schools – everyone can see what’s needed and what’s being offered. All the details are right there. Our strong public education system is something we can all be proud of in Frederick County. Strong partnerships with parents, families, and the entire community drive our success. The new ABC tool will help build important bridges with the business community in Frederick County. That’s a great thing for our students. In Frederick County, lasting partnerships really are as simple as ABC.

About Frederick County Public Schools Projected 2013-14 Projected Enrollment—40,668 Maryland schools rank #1 in America for a fifth straight year (Education Week’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Quality Counts reports and the College Board’s Annual AP Report to the Nation). Student Demographics • 11% receive special education services • 25% qualify for free or reduced-price meals • 66% White, 11% Black or African American, 12% Hispanic/Latino of any race, 5% Asian, 5% two or more races and less than 1% are Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. Per Pupil Expenditure $12,612* per year. About 81% of the FCPS $510.6 million operating budget goes directly to schools and school support, with 11% spent on the physical plant, 6% on student transportation and 2% on administration.

36 elementary schools, grades pre-K through 5 • All provide full-day kindergarten • Pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13 middle schools, grades 6-8 10 high schools, grades 9-12, Plus: • Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide • Flexible Evening High Program • Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs • Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori, pre-k through 8; and newly opened Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School

Combined SAT Scores – 1,544 Frederick County, 1,498 U.S.

Average Class Size – 26, smaller in early elementary grades

Advanced Placement – 5,460 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

School Bus Riders – 30,000+

Technology – A computer for every 2.3 students Meals Served Daily – 15,000+ lunches, 3,700+ breakfasts

* Most recent audited report, 2011-12 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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


College-preparatory academics

Highly educated faculty

Small class sizes

Attention to supportive & gifted education

Curriculum richly integrated with art & music

Spanish 3 times per week beginning in kindergarten

P.E. 4 times per week

Emphasis on collaboration & hands-on activities

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

6040 New Design Road | Frederick, MD 21703



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 38 WINTER 2014

childcare & education Yellow Springs Elementary

New Market Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-1700

New Market, MD 240-236-4600

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-5700 Brunswick Middle

Brunswick, MD 240-236-5400 Crestwood Middle

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

Frederick, MD 240-236-4900 Middletown Middle

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle

Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100


Brunswick, MD 240-236-8600 Catoctin High

Thurmont, MD 240-236-8100 Frederick High

Urbana Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Walkersville Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-8200

Walkersville, MD 240-236-4400 West Frederick Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5000

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Linganore High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400

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“From Generation to Generation … Together We Grow” Weekly Shabbat and Holiday Services • Early Childhood Center Religious School • Adult Education • Social and Cultural Events

Currently registering for Fall 2014 Programs For more info call: 301-663-3437 or e-mail bethsholom@bethsholomfrederick.org

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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 40 WINTER 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 42 WINTER 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

Frederick, MD

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

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

Hood College

Shepherd University

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

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

McDaniel College

University of Maryland at College Park

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

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

Frostburg State University

Mount Saint Mary’s University

University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

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

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

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

Hagerstown Community College

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

Frederick Community College

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

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

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

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How to fight the flu this winter by Tripp Laino

Winter’s winds and snow can provide lots of outdoor fun, like skiing, sledding and the always-popular snowball fight. But those cold temperatures can also force you indoors, nursing yourself back to health after a particularly nasty cold or the dreaded flu. To help prepare, Darlene Armacost, the Frederick County Health Department’s program manager for communicable disease and preparedness, answered some questions that should be handy in getting you through the cold and flu season unscathed.

Why do people seem to get sick so much more in the winter?

Late fall and winter is the typical time of the year that we see flu viruses circulating in the Northern Hemisphere. We spend much more time indoors, resulting in close contact with others. So when people are sick, it is much easier to spread the germs. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


Health Care Are there any prescription medicines available to fight the flu?

If you are sick and think it may be the flu, contact your health care provider. He or she can prescribe medications that may help with the symptoms of the flu. How long do you need to stay home from work or school if you do have the flu?

Before returning to work or school, be sure that you are fever free for at least 24 hours without taking medication to reduce the fever. How can people avoid getting sick if a roommate, spouse or child is sick?

Get your annual flu vaccine. Some people cannot get a flu vaccine, such as babies less than six months of age and those with a true allergy to the vaccine. These people may get sick and could spread the germs. Having had your flu vaccine can help prevent you from getting sick. People living in the same household do have a challenge minimizing their contact with family members who are sick. Is there any other cold and flu information people should know about?

What are some of the best ways to prevent illness?

The No. 1 best way to prevent the flu is to get an annual flu vaccination. Each year the flu vaccine can change based upon what viruses are expected to be circulating – so there can be differences in vaccine from year to year. How can you tell if you have the flu or just a cold?

The symptoms of flu occur suddenly and are pretty severe – anyone who has experienced the flu easily knows the difference. Generally, with the common cold, you don’t have a fever. Aches and pains occur sometimes with a cold, whereas they can be severe with the flu. Chest discomfort and cough can become more severe with the flu, along with chills and headache. Each year about 200,000 people are hospitalized due to complications of the flu, such as pneumonia, and about 36,000 die each year from the flu. Some people have a greater risk for complications, such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those who are immunocompromised, such as those taking chemotherapy.

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Flu vaccine is readily available for adults 18 years and older in the community. Health care providers should have flu vaccine available to distribute. It is also available at drug stores, grocery stores and other locations.

Children six months through 17 years of age can get a free flu vaccine at the Frederick County Health Department by calling 301-600-3342 to schedule an appointment. The Frederick County Health Department has a flu information line at 301-600-3035.

Before returning to work or school, be sure that you are fever free for at least 24 hours without taking medication to reduce the fever.


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

FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

FMH Diabetes Center

FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

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

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

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

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

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

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

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Rose Hill

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

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

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

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

FMH Psychiatric Services

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



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

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 Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

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

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

Holy Cross Hospital

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Johns Hopkins Medical Center

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

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

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

Frederick Surgical Center

Mercy Medical Center

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

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

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

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

Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

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

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

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

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

Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

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

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

Washington County Hospital Association

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

Washington Hospital Center

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

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How to Be Ready for a Weather Emergency by Kitty L. Devilbiss, Frederick County Department of Aging Weather remains in the news lately as tornadoes, cyclones, severe storms and wildfires strike communities, leaving devastation in their wake. Deaths and serious injuries were kept to a minimum in communities where citizens were prepared. We are fortunate that such incidents are infrequent and shortlived in Frederick County, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be ready to shelter in place or evacuate if an emergency were to happen here. “It is important for older adults and their family or caregivers to consider what they would do in the event severe weather or other emergency occurs,” Carolyn True, Frederick Counyt Department of Aging director stated. “Family members,

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caregivers or emergency services may not be able to provide immediate assistance for food, medication or other needs.” Making a plan and assembling supplies ahead of time can make the experience safer and more comfortable. Older adults and their families can take these three steps now, to be ready for an emergency in the future: Step 1: Have a conversation.

Talk to family members, caregivers and neighbors about what you would do in an emergency. Think about neighbors or others with special needs who may need assistance. Talking about and making decisions ahead of time can reduce stress levels and allow everyone to react safely in an emergency.

senior living Step 2: Have a plan.

After discussing what you would do and how you would handle an emergency, make a plan and write it down. Keep a copy of essential information, such as medication lists, health conditions and important phone numbers, stored with cash and identification in a safe, accessible location. Step 3: Make a Kit.

Assemble essential items that you will need to shelter in place or to take along if you need to leave in a hurry. A bag or box, stored in an accessible location and containing the following essential items should be prepared for each member of the household. (Make sure you have enough supplies on hand to be able to shelter for three to seven days without outside assistance.)

 One gallon of bottled water per day for each person

 A variety of nutritious, non-perishable

food in easy to open containers that can be eaten without cooking or heating, if necessary.

Remaining safe during a weather emergency isn’t difficult for people who are prepared. For a detailed list of essential supplies to keep on hand, additional information about emergency preparedness, or other aging services programs and services, go to www.FrederickCountyMD. gov/aging.

Making a plan and assembling supplies ahead of time can make the experience safer and more comfortable. Older adults and their families can take these three steps now, to be ready for an emergency in the future.

 A manual can opener.  Clothing appropriate for the weather

conditions. Mittens, hat, sweater, extra socks and a blanket are important in the winter. Dress in layers for added warmth.

 Prescription and over-the-counter

medications, along with personal hygiene items and basic first aid supplies.

 A flashlight with extra batteries.  A battery operated radio tuned to a local station, and extra batteries.

 A charged cell phone. (Inactivated phones

capable of dialing 911 are available at no cost from the Department of Aging.)





Better health by hopping the bus by Margie Weaver, Frederick County TransIt Services

If taking better care of yourself and improving your physical and mental health are part of your new year’s resolutions, good news. Keeping those resolutions can be as easy as riding the bus! The Victoria Policy Institute and The American Public Transportation Association recently reported the health benefits of public transportation. Here is what they found: Public transit users are more active.

They walk for approximately 19 minutes per day to stops and final destinations, while non-transit users only walk for about six minutes daily. Daily physical activity helps lower the risk for many serious diseases, such as heart and vascular diseases, strokes, diabetes, hypertensive diseases, osteoporosis, joint and back problems, colon and breast cancers, and depression. Buses are safer than individual vehicles.

Bus-related accidents have one-20th the passenger fatality rates of automobile travel. Car accidents are responsible for about 40,000 deaths (and many more injuries) per year, making them one of the largest causes of death for people ages 1-44. Areas with high public transit movement also tend to have better overall security and reduced crime rates. Public transportation reduces stress

and improves access to education and employment, which in turn leads to better long-term economic opportunities. TransIT buses in Frederick County also provide access to social and recreational activities, allowing individuals to participate in events they otherwise couldn’t. Public buses keep air cleaner.

Pollution is estimated to cause as many deaths per year as traffic accidents; however, buses (especially newer diesel and hybrid/ electrically powered buses) produce less pollution than cars per passenger mile. Riding public transportation saves money.

household income. Car payments, gas prices and parking can be a major budget drain. Public transportation lessens those expenses (saving a household about $6,251 annually). This also supports public health because riders have more money for better living arrangements, healthy food, and medical services. Public transportation provides access to essential needs later in life.

A recent survey of Americans ages 65 and better found that nondrivers take 15% fewer trips to the doctor, 59% fewer shopping trips and restaurant visits, and 65% fewer trips for social, family, and religious activities than those who could drive. Public transportation allows this population (particularly low-income seniors and disabled individuals) to access important services and activities that improve public health. In Frederick County, TransIT-plus offers registered seniors (60+) and persons with disabilities a mobility option from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Customers call two to 10 days in advance to book a trip and driver. Drivers are trained in passenger assistance, CPR and standard first aid. Medical trips are charged at $2 each way or $1.50 with a TransIT-plus ticket; other trips are $3 each way or $2.50 with a ticket. The benefits of public transportation are expansive, ranging from public health to family economics. Learn more at www.apta. org, and visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/transit to download route and ticket information so you can try TransIT for yourself.

Public transportation reduces stress and improves access to education and employment, which in turn leads to better long-term economic opportunities

“Affordable transportation” generally means that an individual’s total travel expenses make up less than 20% of the individual’s FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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

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

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

transportation Public Transit

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

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

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

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

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

Commuter Services

Local and Regional Airports

MARC train to Washington, DC

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

(Riverview Plaza)

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

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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

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

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

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

MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

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

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

Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration Customer Assistance Operators

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

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

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

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

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



arts & leisure

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arts & leisure

Take a Hike This Winter by Jake Wynn, Tourism Council of Frederick County

Don’t let the cold keep you pinned inside during these cold months. Get out and enjoy the natural beauty that Frederick County has to offer with a variety of hiking trails and splendid vistas. Bundle the family up, get outside, and hit one of many winding trails throughout the region.

a great winter hike on the Appalachian Trail, but also a visit to the nation’s first tribute to George Washington. The 34-foot monument provides a sprawling view of the valley below.

The Catoctin Furnace Trail provides one of the easiest trails to reach. Just off U.S. Route 15 near Thurmont, this self-guided trail gives a wilderness experience that is just minutes off the highway.

Stuck inside on a cold winter day in Downtown Frederick? Want to get out into the wild, but feel too close to the city? Gambrill State Park is only a short drive from downtown and has miles of hiking trails and outstanding overlooks of Frederick and the surrounding area.

A short drive from Catoctin Furnace, is the natural beauty of Cunningham Falls. A short hike to the falls was great with the fall color, but is even better with the bright whites of a recent snowfall.

These are just a small sample of the many outdoor activities available in the Frederick County region. Don’t let cabin fever set in, get a dose of Frederick’s winter charm this season.

For a history lesson and a riverside view, try one of the many trails at Monocacy National Battlefield. These family friendly trails are easy to access and contain a variety of lengths and difficulties to suit everyone’s style.

Get out and enjoy the natural beauty that Frederick County has to offer with a variety of hiking trails and splendid vistas.

Washington Monument State Park, located off U.S. Route 40 west of Middletown, presents not only the opportunity for



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Photos Courtesy of Chartreuse & Co.

Beauty in the Barns BY: Molly Fellin Spence

Even when it’s cold outside, the ground is muddy, and a drafty old barn seems like the last place you’d like to spend an afternoon, a trip to the Chartreuse & Co. barn sale off Buckeystown Pike in Frederick is worth it, at least once each month.

The main barn is stocked full of more refined picks, such as rugs, decorative pillows, jewelry, glassware, decorative signage, barware, books, and lots of other kids of interesting items for your home you would not find anywhere else.

Up to six buildings on the property at 4007 Buckeystown Pike may be open during any of the weekend-long monthly tag sales. One barn stands almost always filled with antique furniture, such as kitchen tables, dressers, beds, desks and other unique items.

The best part about exploring the tag sales each month is that the offerings are totally different each time. One day you may see a row of old gymnasium lockers that spur you to think of a new way to decorate your home’s entryway. The next time you visit,

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those lockers are gone, and now a giant galvanized tub sits filled with vintage berry baskets, waiting to grace your kitchen pantry. Buy a set of two or three large boxy faux leather suitcases and stack them on top of each other to create a new kind of end table for your living room. Or pick up any one of a number of old metal globes to set on a shelf, or a small vintage bingo card to frame and hang on a wall. The sellers and rehabbers who bring their wares to the tag sale each month are brilliant in their ideas for repurposing old items: A vintage fork gets bent and used as a coat hook, for instance. And inspiration lies literally around every corner of the barns. Customers travel from Virginia, Washington, D.C., and even farther-flung locations to shop at Chartreuse’s monthly sales. Interior decorators flock to the sales and glean inspiration.

2014 tag sale dates January 17-19
 February 21-23 March 21-23 April 5-6 & 25-27 May 16-18 June 18-20

July 18-20 August 15-17 September 6-7 & 19-21 October 17-19
 November 6-9 & 21-23
 December 5-7

Customers are welcome regularly on the third Friday through Sunday of each month. A few months during the year, special sales open the barns up for additional weekends. For more information, visit www.chartreuseandco.com.

Chartreuse and Co. was started by Virginia Crum and resides on her family’s farm property. It was only an occasional tag sale way back in 2002. Now, the sales have grown to include six buildings full of vendors selling items at least once per month. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


April 12


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WLR Automotive Group, Inc.

music, dancing and elaborate live and silent auctions. While


build a community where children can grow and thrive without

you enjoy this not-to-be-missed event, you will be helping to

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fear, where good mental health is valued, where people of all

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ages know when and how to seek help for emotional or family

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

to mental health services without barriers.

Frederick County Bank Grand Rental Events

problems without shame, and where everyone will have access

Monies raised through this annual event support the programs and services of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County.

Jordan Development Leidos Bioemedical Top Quality Janitorial


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 A N U A R Y Throughout the Winter


The First Saturday Of Every Month


Hearth cooking, historical crafts, workshops, and more. Contact: 301-663-7880 or www.frederickhistory.org/taney


Contact: 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com SURREYBROOKE

A variety of programs in a beautiful garden setting. Contact: 301-371-7466 or www.surreybrooke.com MONOCACY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

Contact: Interpretive programs. 301-662-3515 or www.nps.gov/mono MUSEUM OF FREDERICK COUNTY HISTORY

Features revolving exhibits, lectures, learning lunches, and tours. Contact: 301-663-1188 or www.frederickhistory.org NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR MEDICINE

Offering tours, interpretive events, musical performances, lectures, book signings. Contact: 301-695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org

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Interpretive programs and exhibits for children and adults. Contact: 301-600-1650 or www.rosehillmuseum.com SCHIFFERSTADT ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM

One of America’s finest examples of German colonial architecture. Contact: 301-668-6088 or frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org EARTH SPACE & SCIENCE LABORATORY

Astronomy programs. Contact: 240-236-2694 or https://education.fcps.org/essl FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Story times, lectures, book clubs, concerts, and more. Contact: 301-600-1630 or www.fcpl.org

Shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late and offer special activities, live music, and more. Visit Downtown Frederick Partnership’s website for each month’s theme. Time: 3-9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or www.downtownfrederick.org

The First Saturday Of Every Month


Drop-in art activities for all ages with a different theme each month. Time: 3–5pm. Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656 or www.delaplaine.org

First & Third Sunday Of Every Month CARILLON RECITALS

City Carillonneur John Widman performs. Time: 12:30-1 p.m. Location: Joseph Dill Baker Carillon in Baker Park, 121 N Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-846-4781

of events J A N U A R Y

January 3; February 1 & 7–9


Community theatre organization that presents three performances annually. Contact: 240-315-3855 or www.fredericktowneplayers.org

January 17–March 15


Broadway-style main stage shows and children’s theater performances yearround. Location: 5 Willowdale Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoffbroadway.com

January 25–April 5


Broadway-style main stage shows and children’s theater performances yearround. Location: 5 Willowdale Dr. Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or www.wayoffbroadway.com

January 5, 12, 19, & 26

January 24, 25, & 31

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

Professional, regional theater company presenting contemporary and original works, children’s theater performances by the FUN Company, and improvisational and sketch comedy by The Comedy Pigs. Location: 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org


January 14 & 23


What are black holes and how are they made? Time: 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Location: Earth & Space Science Laboratory, 210 Madison St. Frederick Contact: 240-236-2694 or https://education.fcps.org/essl

January 17


Relive the magic of The Beatles. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

January 24


Acoustic Delta blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Corey Harris performs. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org


January 30


Broadway’s top talents pay tribute to the best musicals from the past 103 years. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

February 1 & 22


Professional, regional theater company presenting contemporary and original works, children’s theater performances by the FUN Company, and improvisational and sketch comedy by The Comedy Pigs. Location: 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org



Calendar of events

F E B R U A R Y February 1


Take your little princess on a date to remember. Time: 4-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Location: E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com

February 2


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

February 8


Have Victorian Tea and then craft a Victorian style Valentine. Ages 7+. Time: noon-3 p.m. Location: Brunswick Heritage Museum, 40 W. Potomac St. Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7100. www.brrm.net

February 11


Features Yong Hi Moon, accomplished and award-winning pianist. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Hood College, Brodbeck Music Hall, 401 Rosemont Ave. Frederick Contact: 301-696-3429 or www.hood.edu

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February 13–March 9

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATER “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

Professional, regional theater company presenting contemporary and original works, children’s theater performances by the FUN Company, and improvisational and sketch comedy by The Comedy Pigs. Location: 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

February 13


Gorgeous three-part harmonies and crisp musicianship. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

February 15


A four-course meal and live entertainment in a grand setting. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Walkersville Southern RR 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville Contact: 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org

February 22–March 15

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATER “Commedia Princess & the Pea”

Professional, regional theater company presenting contemporary and original works, children’s theater performances by the FUN Company, and improvisational and sketch comedy by The Comedy Pigs. Location: 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

February 22


Presenting both “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” “Hamlet” 2 p.m., “Rosencrantz” Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

February 23


This Acadian band ignites the stage with an explosion of contagious rhythms, and amazing step-dancing. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

February 25


Try tastes of four fabulous Downtown Frederick restaurants. Time: 5:45-10 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or www.downtownfrederick.org  

March 1, 21, & 22


Professional, regional theater company presenting contemporary and original works, children’s theater performances by the FUN Company, and improvisational and sketch comedy by The Comedy Pigs. Location: 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

Calendar of events

M A R C H March 1


Jack Hanna shares his animals, stories, and footage from his adventures around the world. Time: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

March 3-9


Participating restaurants will offer diners prix-fixe meals at mouth-watering prices. Location: Downtown Frederick and Frederick County Contact: 301-600-4047 or www.frederickrestaurantweek.com

March 7-8


All the excitement of an outdoor festival, minus the bugs. Two days. Five bands. Time: Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or www.weinbergcenter.org

March 8


Community orchestra composed of professional and amateur musicians. Location: Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-685-3585 or www.fredericksymphony.org

March 8, 9, 15, & 16


Maple syrup making demonstrations, interpretive talks, children’s activities, and a pancake breakfast. Location: Cunningham Falls State Park, William Houck Area, Thurmont Contact: 301-271-3423 or www.dnr.state. md.us/publiclands/western/cunningham. asp

March 29


Music, dancing, silent auction, prom photos. Wear your favorite retro prom attire. Time: 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org

April 10–May 4

March 8

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATER “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”

Everyone’s Irish around St. Patrick’s Day! And who doesn’t love a luau? Time: 4-8pm. Location: E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 240-349-5828 or www.leplu.com

Professional, regional theater company presenting contemporary and original works, children’s theater performances by the FUN Company, and improvisational and sketch comedy by The Comedy Pigs. Location: 31 W Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 301-694-4744 or www.marylandensemble.org


March 15


Family-friendly art activities. Beadmaking and jewelry demonstrations. Children’s films and a café. Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St. Frederick Contact: 301-698-0656 or www.delaplaine.org

March 22


Lots of fun, hands-on marble games to learn and play for kids of all ages. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Frederick Contact: 240-397-0349 or www.frederickcountyknucklers.com






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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

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

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

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

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658



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

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

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

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

email: abel6psu@aol.com Urbana Soccer Association

301-363-8739 www.urbanasoccer.org


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

John D. Miller Population

Wiles Branch Park

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

4,136 as of 2010 Census


Postal Zip Code


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

Town Office

Local Newspapers

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

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

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

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


The Gazette

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


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

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

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

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

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

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

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

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

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

Holy Family Catholic Community

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

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

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

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

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

301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com




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

Pat Rockinberg

Town Parks Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

9,288 as of 2010 Census Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

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

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

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

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

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

Food Lion


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

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

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

301-549-1846 Mount Airy Messenger


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Office

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



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

Open 24-Hours a Day/7 Days a Week Maryland & Virginia’s Premiere Specialty & Emergency Hospital with Board Certified Veterinarians

Animal Referral & Emergency 1080 W. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21703

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Eye Care for Animals, the finest in veterinary ophthalmology services— seeing patients at CARE beginning in November!

Our Services Include: Intensive Care Ultrasound Chemotherapy Colonoscopy/Endoscopy Laparoscopy Soft Tissue Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery Neurologic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Regenerative Medicine Rehabilitation Therapy Therapeutic Laser Pain Management 24/7 Emergency Care

Now practicing at CARE in Frederick



www.carefrederick.com (301) 662-2273 86


When we planned Brunswick Crossing, we weren’t thinking in terms of square feet.

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

This is living. This is Life at Brunswick Crossing. Starting from the mid 200’s. brunswickcrossing.com

Open Daily 301-834-7465 © 2012 Pleasants Development, Inc. Amenities, community site plan, prices and availability are subject to change.

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Frederick County Guide – Winter 2014  

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

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