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November 25 – DeCember 4, 2011 Celebration of the Arts & the Holidays Cultural Arts Center, located at 15 N. market St

Display of Wreaths and Trees as part of a silent auction, a Children’s Gift Shop, Theater Performances, Artist Market and more! visit FrederickArtsCouncil.org for details.

In Partnership with:

In Partnership with Celebrate Frederick, Dancing Bear Toys, and Fredericktowne Players.

Mark your calendar for our other

Upcoming Events 9/28-11/6 – Artomatic@Frederick

11/5 – Pillars of Frederick Booksigning with artist Yemi

9/29-11/20 – Art from Community Living Exhibit

11/25-12/04 – Festival of Greens

115 E. Church Street, Frederick

9/30 – Newgrass Effect in Concert Month of October – National Arts & Humanities Celebration Various Locations throughout Frederick

10/1 – Frederick Artist Market 10/8 – Super Art Fight: The Return 10/14-10/29 – Evil Dead: The Musical 10/19 – 6th Annual Celebration of the Arts Dinner Ceresville Mansion

11/4 – Improv with the Stars

11/25 – Frederick Artist Market 11/25-12/4 – FTP presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ 11/25 - 12/17 – Dancing Bear Toy’s 8th Annual Holiday Market for Kids 12/1 – Scents and Sweets 12/3 – Artist Market 12/15 – von Grey in Concert: A folksy, bluesy, soulful sister act 12/15-1/29 – Frederick Arts Council Member Show

PLEASE NOTE: All events take place at the Cultural Arts Center, unless otherwise noted.

And More! Visit our website at www.frederickartscouncil.org for a complete listing of events.

The Frederick Arts Council is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

For more info, call 301.662.4190 or visit www.frederickartscouncil.org.


Here Comes Trouble: An Evening with Michael Moore Sat, Oct 1 – 7:00 p.m.

The Steel Wheels Thu, Oct 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Tap Kids Sat, Oct 22 – 8:00 p.m.

Maryland Regional Ballet presents

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Fri, Dec 9 – 8:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 10 – 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. Sun, Dec 11 – 2:00 p.m. Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s The FUN Company presents

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Thu, Dec 15 – 10:00 a.m. Fri, Dec 16 – 7:30 p.m. Sat, Dec 17 – 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Sun, Dec 18 – 2:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov 12 – 8:00 p.m.

17th Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Neil Berg presents 102 Years of Broadway

Thu, Dec 22 – 7:00 p.m.

Sun, Nov 13 – 3:00 p.m.

Thu, Dec 29 – 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with Emily Wells Thu, Nov 10 – 7:30 p.m.

The Deanna Bogart Band

Gerald Clayton Trio Thu, Dec 1 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuba Christmas Winterfest Sat, Dec 3 – 12:00 p.m.

Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra Sat, Dec 3 – 7:00 p.m.

For a full listing of events, WeinbergCenter.org 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701 | 301.600.2828


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Oh summer, how is it that you're gone so soon? While I am not particularly fond of the 90+ degree temps, I do appreciate the BBQ's, fireflies, and the late setting sun. Things are just more relaxed. This summer things were SO relaxed that I forgot to tell you all about the fabulous cover of our summer issue! My bad. I'll blame it on the heat. Anyway...local award-winning artist, Ellen Byrne, created the fun and playful illustration that features some of the FiND iT staffs own dogs! We think she captured the dog days of summer perfectly! Thanks Ellen! (see more of her work at www.ellenbyrne.com) Fall is actually my favorite time of year. I start to crave cider, fuzzy blankets, and a new set of Sharpies ™ (it's a long story). I rearrange the furniture to face the fireplace and I usually end up searching for some new trinkets to help set the mood for the new season. That search is made easy here in the Frederick area! Between Chartreuse & Co. to the south and Red Caboose to the north, and all the great shops in between, you're sure to find that perfect something that you didn't even know you wanted! Our writers have tasted chili, sampled local beer, gone vegan, taken hikes, and spent some time in Shavasana (dead man's pose), all to help you FiND iT. So get out there Frederick! Go play!

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Generations of Keith Schoonover's family have made Frederick County home. Born at Frederick Memorial Hospital and raised in Frederick County, he eventually graduated from Thomas Johnson High having studied cabinet making. Schoonover speaks highly of his years here and considers Frederick, with its farms and mountains, a great place to have grown and built a life. After high school, Schoonover worked locally moving furniture until '83, at which time he went on the road (48 states), driving a semi and moving furniture for a company in Omaha, Nebraska. There he met and married a girl from Nebraska, then settled back in Frederick around the time the first of their three children was due. In '89, he started operating a portable sawmill in the county. He eventually was invited to demonstrate sawing at various local events. Schoonover says he used that mill to build a life, a house, and a home. He designed, cut the material for, and built a log and timber frame home below Gambrill State Park. Then about eight years ago, he was asked to serve on the Frederick County Forestry Board, where he still serves today. In 2008, while Schoonover was busy working and raising a family, life took some unpleasant detours. First the loss of a friend and two brother-in-laws, then a

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week before Christmas the mill and office were robbed and vandalized, putting him out of business for two months. In May of 2009, his wife of 22 years moved back to Nebraska. Left with a broken heart, a 12-yearold daughter to raise and a business to run, he found that a supportive church family and community helped him stay strong and focused. Schoonover is quick to find the positives. “I didn't know how to tell the sweetness of life without the rocky road,� he said. That positive look at life keeps Schoonover focused on forward motion. Many new opportunities have opened up to him. You may find him singing with the Frederick Choral Arts Society or behind the mic doing voice over work at WTHU radio in Thurmont. After taking some acting classes at the urging of friends, Schoonover has participated in a few films, one to be out around the holidays, with another film project to start in the fall for a film festival. More important to Schoonover is his time serving with the Waterboyz, Kairos, and Convoy of Hope, organizations that give him opportunities to serve others alongside his daughter, someone he counts as one of the loveliest people he knows.

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The most recent turn of fate was a meeting with Washington Redskins tight-end Chris Cooley, who just happens to be a gifted potter. Cooley, once an art major, has an art gallery, Cooley Gallery, in Leesburg, VA. Cooley wanted some display tables for his pottery so he and his wife went to Schoonover's mill and hand-picked some natural edge wood slabs. They were the first tables he had built in 10-12 years. Delighted with the results, Cooley opened the door for Schoonover to display any of his work at the gallery, and encouraged him to expand to other galleries. He recently built free-edge shelves for a show for local potter Tim Sherman at a gallery in Mt. Washington. All of the slabs and furniture come from salvaged trees, which are trees that had to come down or had died on the stump. Some of his work is "Nakashima" style, but Cooley says, "It's unlike any I have seen anywhere, nobody is doing anything like this.� Schoonover looks forward to expanding to other galleries around the country, but is certain that Frederick will always be home. For Schoonover, the trees of Frederick County have truly helped him build a rich, rewarding life. And as a testamant to his positive take on the ebb and flow of life, he quotes a plaque that says "Strong timber does not grow with ease, the stronger the breeze the stronger the trees".

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Junior Shelby Lorah-Schlotterbeck told me that most of the kids are “running on three hours of sleep” because of the hours and hours of practice that they pour into gaining perfect mastery over a handful of songs over the course of months, all while trying to balance AP classes and college searches. “Show choir is first,” she said. “We can do our school work until 12 at night and still come to school with a cheery face, and that’s what most of us do.” And from what I could see from just the 20 minutes or so I listened to them sing, these kids do work hard. They must have started and stopped the same couple of measures half a dozen times to correct minor imperfections that my untrained ear couldn’t even detect. They all agree, however, that Glee is not far off the mark when it comes to some things. Although Lorah-Schlotterbeck says that the group isn’t hated by their school to the point of having slushies tossed on them in the hallway like their fictional counterparts, Michelle Rafter, the group’s director, says, “There are ways Glee mirrors what happens in a show choir in that a lot of these kids are outsiders and this is the only place they feel like they belong. They’ve really gained confidence in themselves because they have found a place they belong.” Junior Chad Gilbert says that, like on the show, there is a lot of interpersonal drama “with the couples and the emotions and dislikes and likes,” but Rafter says the show choir provides a unique environment for teaching kids how to overcome problems with others. In a regular class, students more or less start from the same place and their performance doesn’t depend on each other. “In an ensemble, if you aren’t doing your part, you’re letting the whole group down. That teaches them to be responsible,” she said. “Over a period of time, there are kids that emerge as leaders. They have to take a leadership responsibility to help the kids who are still learning how to grow in that way, so that’s something that’s unique.” She continued to say that contrary to those who think of the arts as just “frills” or “extra,” this environment prepares teenagers for the workforce.

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“That’s a very real-life experience in the workplace because they are people you go to work with from nine in the morning, and you work overtime with these people, and you’re confined in a small space with them and you have to find a way to work together,” she said. “It doesn’t help we’re all dramatic because it feeds all the drama in there, but in the end, as corny as it does sound, we all do love each other,” Lorah-Schlotterbeck said. “Even though we all date each other and whatever, we’re still family.” Another similarity between the TV choir and the real deal is the passion for the performance and music expressed by the members. Much of the show revolves around the sheer confidence that putting themselves out there builds for the inner lives of the cast, and I saw plenty of that first hand in Williamsport. When I was the age of these kids, I was awkward and quiet. But it’s easy for a stranger to see that this bunch has an uncommon spark of life in them that compels them to be forceful and speak up. I think it’s the performing that makes the difference. “Coming in as a freshman I was like, ‘Wow, what am I getting myself into?’” said freshman Samantha Sluger. She was held back by her social fears, but when she got on stage, that all changed. “When we perform it’s just the thrill and adrenaline of just seeing people smile. That’s what makes it all worth it.” I particularly liked Clipp’s advice for people her age who have confidence issues: “If you think you have even the slightest chance, go for it,” she said. “I personally didn’t think I was going to get in [choir] my freshman year. I fumbled through all of the choreography at auditions, was so scared when we sang, and when I saw

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the list I couldn’t believe it. I actually had to go ask her to make sure it wasn’t a typo that I got in.” Lorah-Schlotterbeck echoed the sentiment. “Don’t ever be scared to just slam your foot in the door and be like ‘I’m going to try this,’” she said. “Even if I don’t make it, at least I’m going to try to be what I want to be.” Gilbert is so enthralled by the performance aspect that he plans to make it a career. “I’m going to be on Broadway. My name is going to be in big lights, so watch out, I’m just saying.” Although none of the kids would want to give up on the hard work they put into their music, there are some aspects of Glee that they wish would come true for their choir. The TV show makes much ado over their budget woes, but the Sophisti’Cats can’t help but notice that the fake teenagers have a full-time accompanist and a seemingly unlimited supply of props, costumes and set pieces just lying around. Rafter said that she wants the public to know that she relies on the support of people coming to their shows and paying admission to get from one show to the next. As it is, she and her students' parents have had to dip into their own pockets to provide the kids with music for their shows. “If a community doesn’t value an arts program, then the administration doesn’t feel that they need to either, because that’s where all the pressure comes from,” she said. “For me to be able to do next year’s musical, I’ve got to have people come to this year’s musical.”

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I ILTime The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to change, and we can pretty much say goodbye to the blistering hot temperatures we were experiencing in the summer. Because, finally, it’s fall! And, aside from beautiful scenery changes and school buses clogging up the roads every morning, fall means football! And, football-related foods, of course.

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SAVOR iT! As someone who is not even the tiniest bit interested in the Redskins or the Ravens (I know, slap my mouth), I can honestly say that my only excitement about football season is the cuisine that traditionally accompanies it. What comes to mind first when you think of cold weather, football-watching food?! Chili of course! This summer I was lucky enough to sit down over a bowl with one of Frederick’s best chili cookers: Michele Hoffman of Black Dog Chili and her husband John. They invited me over to sample their People’s Choice Award Winning chili recipe (they took home the honor at the Frederick 4th’s annual chili cook-off competition this summer) and let me just tell you, it’s no wonder they won! I found their chili to be the perfect mixture of spicy and sweet, with a hint of freshness that made it perfectly delicious. I am in no way a chili connoisseur, but I know what I like! I wish I could say I have the recipe for making their great tasting chili, but since they keep it in an official looking notebook under lock and key, you are going to have to just settle for a few tips from the chef herself.

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SAVOR iT! Coming from someone who has won competitions (they took home the first place trophy at last year’s cook-off too) these tips could turn into flavored gold! At least I’m sure that is what Michelle is hoping as she considers taking her Black Dog Chili on the road next year. Similar to the BBQ competitions we’ve heard so much about lately (think TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters and such), chili cook-offs are sort of a big deal. The World’s Championship Chili Cook-Off event takes place at the end of every summer since 1967. Entrants need to qualify (by winning a certain number of district competitions), to deem themselves worthy of competing at the national level. It’s all very complicated to a novice like myself, but super exciting, especially knowing that we may have a local gal attempting to bring home the honor. As football season starts and we hit the Sunday football party circuit, it’s reassuring to know that I’m familiar with the best chili cook in town. You know, in case I want to invite her, and her delicious chili, over! Want to learn more about how you can get involved with chili cook-offs in and around Maryland? Check out the International Chili Society for rules, regulations, and upcoming events:www.chilicookoff.com

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After a hard day of sightseeing and antiquing, or a long day of work, why settle for nibbles when you want to chill downtown and nosh substantially? Wouldn’t you rather skip grab-and-go food, and indulge in a sit-down-and-be-served place…you know, somewhere you could take a date? Of course you would — but you’re (or your date is) a vegetarian…

But why be restricted to fast-food-esque snacks or the tried (or is that tired?) and tested chain eateries you find anywhere and everywhere, especially since Frederick is now known for its progressive food scene, with restaurants unique to the city? Vegetarians all-too-familiar with basic fall-back foods often find themselves wholeheartedly sick of the dreaded suggestions of salad or hummus (which, if they’re lucky, is slathered in a wrap or a sandwich). After all, a preference for so-called ‘rabbit food’ doesn’t mean you WANT to eat like an actual bunny. And vegans (and the milk–averse, –intolerant or –allergic) frequently have even fewer choices without the option of cheese-laden selections other vegetarians freely indulge in. So what’s a veggie girl (or guy) to do in this new haven for foodies and fans of fine cuisine? You might be surprised at how many vegetarian- and vegan-friendly restaurants there are, not counting the pan-Asian, Mexican and other international food places vegetarians regularly turn to. That being said, it’s probably no surprise that The Orchard long ago staked its claim as a go-to place for made-from-scratch, vegetarian-friendly, and healthWWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM

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SAVOR iT! conscious fare with hearty (not-just-hummus-based) sandwich meals and a variety of stir-fry dishes that take you on a flavor journey around the world. But Cafe Nola offers a bit of competition. Many of the items on its menu are vegetarian or vegan and Nola’s ever-changing specials run the gamut of international influences. Don't expect your hippie aunt's vegan dishes, though. Nola’s has also quickly established itself as a gathering place by day for a wide audience — from ladies who lunch to friends and families — to chat and eat, and by night, for the arty and alternative crowd, as well as a popular music venue. Quynn’s Attic is the only place I know of with a VEGETARIAN French Onion soup to die for, and if requested without cheese, it is instantly vegan comfort food. It’s a year-round best-seller across the board, while the mildly spicy bean stew on the menu is especially popular in the cooler months. And I’m still seriously weighing the consequences of completely ignoring my own milk sensitivities just so I can indulge in the wild mushroom ravioli with Roma tomato cream sauce. Owner and executive chef Michael King often will come out of the kitchen and gladly talk to you to work out vegetarian variations on entrees. Acacia specifically points out on its menu — which executive chef Ric Ade might change not just seasonally, but week to week, depending on what’s freshest and available from the local source farms — which items are or can be made vegetarian or vegan (or gluten-free, for good measure!) One such dish, The Harvest, is sheer life-radiating freshness — an assortment of the most colorful and perfectly cooked (tender and crisp!) veggies, like roasted beets, lightly seasoned pieces of finger-thin carrots, rainbow chard, slender green beans, creamed corn and a puree of sweet potato served with red quinoa for protein, texture and extra color. It’s almost too pretty to eat, but it certainly tastes pretty and is more satisfying than it would seem to be! Even über-upscale Volt offers some vegetarian creations on its ever-changing and seasonal regular menu, along with a few that can be made vegetarian upon request. As should be expected of a place renowned for inventiveness, and sometimes lyrically choreographed service, the dining process is not just about the intake of food, but about the experience — the presentation, the flavors, the colors and the textures. Satisfy your curiosity and see how Bryan Voltaggio and his crew work their magic with ordinary fruits, veggies and grains and “Iron chef”-ing it into extraordinary culinary creations in this gastronomic gallery of gourmet wonders.

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SAVOR iT! Unlike many eateries of not-too-long-ago that espoused a take-it-or-leave-it philosophy toward diners, these and other Frederick restaurants have wisely chosen to embrace instead of alienate a growing group of potential customers among vegetarians and vegans. And with the spreading trend toward healthier eating, even carnivores seek out the kind of dishes these places now offer, which are often just as filling, flavorful and somehow as familiar as traditional meat-based recipes. You might have to ask about the presence of little things like honey or butter (if you’re a super-strict vegan) or additional milk products if you have a sensitivity. But in general, at each of these places they’re totally willing to accommodate such a small request in any way they can, and can even make suggestions you might not have thought of or for things not “officially” on the menu. So open your eyes (and mouth) to the sometimes unexpectedly veggie-friendly eateries downtown and ingest something healthier than usual, maybe indulge your inner foodie, or just impress your vegetarian date. www.theorchardrestaurant.com 45 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-663-4912 www.cafe-nola.com 4 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701-5628 301-694-6652 Quynn’s Attic 10 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701-5628 301-695-9656 www.acacia129.com 129 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-694-3015 www.voltrestaurant.com 228 N. Market Street Frederick, Maryland 21701 301-696-8658 WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM

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It all started with a gift certificate. For his birthday, I gave my husband the beer lover’s equivalent of a spa day: an afternoon at Frederick’s Flying Barrel to make his own microbrew. One batch turned into another, and soon we had our own minor home brewing operation. Countless stouts and ales later, I have a four-year-old who can walk into the garage, take a small sniff, and proclaim, “It smells like hops in here. Daddy’s making beer!”

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SAVOR iT! With its popular brew pubs and the vaunted Flying Dog microbrewery, Frederick is slowly gaining a reputation as a “beer destination.” As my husband became more steeped in the local beer culture, as we began saving old bottles and acquiring cappers and hydrometers and fermenting barrels, we came across another local delight—a home brewers’ group called Frederick’s Original Ale Makers (aka FOAM). Established in 1990, FOAM boasts over 70 paid members­—my husband now of course among them. I attended a meeting this summer as a reluctant guest. I don’t like beer. And these people were serious about their beer, as I discovered in snippets of overheard conversation about soft water that is “really good for Pilsners” and how to measure the percentage of smoked malt (whatever that is). Engineering types got technical, while kids played tag on a hot evening and others simply waited for someone to break out the beer. One guest confessed that he had yet to brew his own batch but was “thinking about it” at the encouragement of his neighbor. He enjoyed coming to meetings just to see what it was all about. Despite the all-business veneer, the group quickly showed its bent for humor as Bob Frank of the Flying Barrel announced upcoming events, from Pints for Prostates, to an upcoming pool party (with requisite jokes about beer guts). Among

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SAVOR iT! more esoteric offerings meeting with enthusiastic response were a Mead workshop and a course in Beer Judging 101. Tom Flores, brewmaster at Brewer’s Alley, was in attendance, along with the 40 pounds of a “special new malt” that he’d brought in his car. He and Matt Brophy of Flying Dog were on hand to talk about the saison beer they’d produced in collaboration with Barley and Hops, featuring locally grown ingredients. As a treat, Brophy broke out a growler of a Flying Dog variety released only in Amsterdam. “This is probably the only place you’re going to see it,” he said as he put it on the sample table beside the bottles of home brew to be shared. Recipes and raffle tickets were exchanged over snacks, sips and conversation. The professionals mingled gamely with the home brewers, answering questions, troubleshooting problems, and generously sharing their expertise. FOAM’s extensive website lists an enormous amount of information, from technical tips to local beer crawls. While meetings are typically held at Flying Barrel, Flying Dog recently hosted an in-depth members-only tour of its facilities. Another recent gathering featured a sneak peek at a major new undertaking. Brewer’s Alley is expanding its brewing operations to an off-site facility at the former JJ Pidickles site on North Market Street. Their new slogan? “Drink all you want. We’ll brew more.” Flying Dog and its extensive selection of home brewing and wine-making equipment will also move into the same building. My husband returned from this tour enthusing about the foot-thick cork in the walls of what was once, long ago, an ice cream factory. Despite the fact that the interior was gutted, renovations have proceeded swiftly. An Oktoberfest beer is among the first expected offerings this fall. “Will there be a restaurant?” I asked. No, he said, but perhaps a tasting room. I felt a rush of excitement peculiar to one who does not like beer. Perhaps one of these days, I will yet become a fan. http://f-o-a-m.org

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At this time of year, when carving pumpkins and stuffing turkeys is on our minds, the autumn colors on the Appalachian Trail are amazing to behold. They’re so beautiful that many an unseasoned hiker finds himself ready to throw caution to the winds and embark on a backpacking excursion to reconnect with nature. But before you lace up those high-topped boots, stop and consider the preparation needed. Hiking for a weekend or longer takes more than packing a tent and a can of Spam.

First Things First “Probably the biggest mistake a beginning backpacker can make is not preparing ahead of time,” says Clyde Hicks. He and his wife Gerry own The Trail House, an outdoors gear store located at 17 South Market Street in downtown Frederick. “They get on a trail and have no idea where they’re going, no idea where they’re going to camp for the night.” Picking a starting point and letting it lead you where it will might sound romantic, but it overlooks practicalities such as where the nearest water source is and how far in between overnight shelters are. On top of this, many areas, such as the Shenandoah National Park, prohibit backcountry campfires except in areas where a fire ring is provided. That means no heat for your Spam unless you bring a portable stove. “Plan ahead,” Gerry says. “Study maps of trails before you leave and know where you want to go.” Luckily for you, The Trail House has a supply of trail maps and guides to choose from to help you get started. Getting the Gear Gone are the days where one backpack fits all. Today’s backpacks take into consideration the differences between men and women. “I highly recommend buying a backpack designed for your body type,” says Clyde. Men’s backpacks are created to make the most of their longer torsos and square bodies. Women’s backpacks, on the other hand, have curved shoulder straps and hip belts to distribute weight easily without chaffing. WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM

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MOVE iT! “I remember one backpacking trip where I wore a generic backpack,” Gerry recalls. “It left bruises all around my hips simply because it wasn’t designed for my body.” How much should you carry? “The rule of thumb is a quarter of your body weight,” says Clyde, “though I’d recommend no more than 30 pounds for men and no more than 20 for women. This gets a lot easier when you’re backpacking with a group – everyone can share the load.” The Hicks also recommend packing a tent unless you plan to hike from one shelter to another, and a sleeping pad. Again, check your map. Hiking shelters are scattered all along the Appalachian Trail but the distances between them vary greatly. Water “Always carry two quarts of water with you,” says Clyde. Dehydration is a common but avoidable pitfall among new backpackers. Bringing safe and clean drinking water, called “potable” water among outdoor enthusiasts, is easy. Replenishing it during the hike is the challenge. “You can refill at streams, creeks and waterfalls,” says Clyde, “but there’s no guarantee the water is potable. So you have to make it potable.“Pre-filter the water,” he recommends. You can use a clean shirt or handkerchief to do this, he says. The point is to remove all sediment and debris from the water until it’s clear. Then you have an array of options for purifying the water to remove contaminants. You can use a mechanical water filter, a chemical tablet or a UV pen, which you use to stir the water to kill protozoa. “What these things won’t remove,” he cautions, “are viruses. However,” he adds, “waterborne viruses are rare in a country with sanitary waste removal.” It’s an added bonus that the Trail House sells plenty of water filtration items as well. Another great tip? “Check with the local forest service for droughts in the area you want to hike in. You can’t hike without water.” Dressing the Part    Want to know what you should avoid wearing when backpacking? “Cotton!” says Gerry. While cotton may be a marvelous fabric for getting comfy at home, it’s the worst clothing material choice for backpackers. Why? “Cotton traps moisture and dries slowly,” says Gerry. “Cotton pants, such as jeans, stay wet and heavy on the skin after rain or walking through a stream. Cotton socks stay wet and encourage blisters on the feet.” The Hicks swear by wool, particularly Merino. Wool wicks away moisture and dries quickly. And Merino wool isn’t that horrible, itchy stuff many of us think of when it comes to wool. Gerry introduced me to a line of clothing made of Merino and I was amazed by how soft and lightweight the

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MOVE iT! items were, perfect even for warm weather. Merino should be your first layer of clothing, say the Hicks, to discourage sweat clinging to your skin. That should be topped with an insulating layer, such as synthetic fleece, to create warmth. Then lightweight raingear should top that to protect you from the occasional autumnal downpour. “And don’t forget a hat,” reminds Gerry. “Not only does it protect you from the sun, it helps keep you warm. Most of our body heat is lost through an exposed head.” Leave No Trace The words “leave no trace” are sacred on the Appalachian. If you’re new to backpacking, you may be surprised to see there are no trashcans or dumps to toss your cookie wrappers or used toiletries into. That’s because minimizing our impact on the fragile balance of the ecosystem is vital to its sustainability. Here are the basic principles of Leave No Trace:

• Pack out what you bring in. Any trash, containers, food or bottles must be taken out with you. • Leave what you find. Don’t remove insects, rocks, plants or animals.Bury solid human waste at least 200 feet away from trails and water sources in a six to eight inch deep “cat hole.” Cover the hole to make it unrecognizable. • Camp on durable surfaces. Avoid camping in areas that are pristine or beginning to show signs of being impacted by use. If you must camp in pristine areas, disburse your equipment to minimize impact. • Wash yourself and your dishes at least 200 feet away from water sources and use biodegradable soap. Scatter dishwater after straining it to remove food and debris. • Respect wildlife. Don’t feed wild animals and don’t make loud noises. • Use fire rings and designated fire pans for campfires. Use a stove for cooking and candles or lanterns for light. If you need to make a backcountry campfire where it’s permitted, keep the fire small and use sticks already on the ground that can be broken by hand. • Burn all fires to ash, put them out completely and then scatter the ashes. • Be courteous of other hikers. Yield to them on trails and don’t disturb the peace and quiet the Appalachian offers.

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Chartreuse & Co.

Photo Courtesy of Chartreuse & Co.

Your friends will be chartreuse with envy when you tell them about all the great treasures you scored at Chartreuse and Co. This little piece of county heaven features a variety of barns and out-buildings stuffed full of fantastic dĂŠcor items that are just crying out to move in with you. There is something suited for every design style. But remember, they're only open the third weekend of each month, so mark those calendars so you don't miss it! www.chartreuseandco.com 4007 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21704 301-874-1882

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I kid you not, it was quite possibly the most intense workout I’ve had in ages. Not that I have much to compare it to, but still. I wasn’t inside of Sol Yoga Studio in New Market 15 minutes before I was sweating like I stole something and wondering if my urge to pass out was from the concentrated breathing I was being asked to do, or from the fact that my overexerted lungs felt like they were going to explode, unceremoniously, from my body.

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MOVE iT! As a former runner turned competitive stander (I’m not sure who I’m competing with other than myself, but I spend the majority of my day standing so I’m not tempted to fall asleep), I had some pretty developed notions about yoga. I’ve never truly appreciated all of the namaste-find-your-core-center-your-mind bits and I just didn’t believe that standing on one foot or balancing on your toes with your bottom pointed skyward could really be considered a workout. And, they just look like they are moving so slowly. Running is fast. So of course it’s a work out. But yoga, not so much.   Just moving slowly from one awkward looking pose to another even more awkward looking pose. Too easy, right?! Wrong. Aside from the fact that I spent the majority of the class sneaking looks at my classmates who clearly knew what pyramid position and warrior pose meant, I could feel my body getting worked during the entire experience. Even the pre-workout breathing was a workout (somehow concentrating on how you breathe is hard work that makes you breathe harder!). It was enlightening (and also quite humiliating) to realize that I can’t stand on one foot longer than half a second without hopping about like a kid on a pogo stick.  And it was exciting to discover that a low impact workout that focuses on building your core and strengthening your body while also fortifying your mind could quite possibly have as powerful an affect on my body as weight training in the gym. Another exciting for me tidbit? It’s relaxing. Extremely relaxing. So relaxing in fact that I may have possibly, for not more than a minute or five, fallen asleep at the end. I can’t say for sure, but I think my own snoring may have woken me up!

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MOVE iT! A combination of the exertive workout, the soft music, the quiet-like-a-lullaby voice of the teacher, the fact that I was lying on the floor, in a fetal-like position, and my dog tired bones worked together just perfectly to make me spend the last few moments of class in the sweet embrace of restful sleep. How's that for Zen?! Am I an instant yoga convert? I’m still deciding, but only because I’m too embarrassed to show my face at the yoga studio because I’m pretty sure the sound of my own snoring is what woke me up! But, what I can say is that I’m all for enjoying a low impact workout in an inviting space. And, cat naps. I quite enjoy those too! Want to take advantage of an upcoming class at one of Sol Yoga’s studios? They have locations in downtown Frederick and in New Market that offer a variety of courses, for beginners and yoga aficionados alike. Just wanting to get your feet wet? Try their $5 yoga happy hour Friday night for a fun, relaxing end to a hectic week! www.solyoga.org 256 West Patrick Street, Unit #4, Frederick MD 52 West Main Street, New Market, MD

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New Eats

Photo Courtesy of Milo's

Since the departure of both restaurants, Mealey's and Mallard's, downtown New Market has been anxiously awaiting a new sit down eatery. Enter Milo's. Taking up residence where Mallard's used to be, Milo's offers a small, simple menu featuring pizza and a variety of sandwiches and paninis in a casual dining atmosphere. Milo's 83 West Main Street New Market, MD 21774 301-865-2222

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Gift Cards Make the Perfect Gift! Skin and Body Services Relaxing Massages Reflexology Cut and Color Designs Nail and Make-up Services

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Imagine a large, four-story building where everywhere you turn there is art. And more art. And then more art.

This will be the case this fall, when one of the largest artistic endeavors ever undertaken in Frederick will take place. If you haven’t heard of Artomatic@Frederick yet, you will soon! Artomatic@Frederick will transform a 27,000 square foot facility into a temporary art space that will host a multitude of art forms, including the visual arts, theater, music, film, dance poetry, and more under one roof.

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The former FCPS Central Office, located at 115 East Church Street, is the blank canvas. The event is expected to feature over 500 artists in six weeks. Between 250 and 300 visual artists will hang their work on the wall and hundreds of performing artists will be showcased through concerts, poetry readings, drama and dance performances, film screenings, and much more. Each Friday and Saturday night will feature live music, with such bands as The Knight Brothers, Yardslippers, Fieldhands, Moon Dog Medicine Show, Jenny Wilson Trio, Violent Mustache, and others confirmed to play (you gotta love some of their names) such genres as jazz, blues, Americana, and techno. The public will get to take in everything starting Wednesday, September 28 through Sunday, November 6. Artomatic@Frederick is an independently organized and licensed Artomatic速 event headed by volunteers. The program is designed to create community, generate an audience for the arts and expand economic development. All this is done by transforming available space into an unjuried venue featuring the creative works of hundreds of artists. The Artomatic, which was conceived and developed in Washington, D.C. started when a dozen or so artists toured the old Manhattan Laundry building and wanted to do something with it. Hundreds of folks came out to clean, light, paint and present their work that year, and over 20,000 visitors attended what became the first Artomatic event. Hence, its socially organic nature. The most recent D.C. event saw over 1,000 visual artists exhibiting their work

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and 600 performances that were presented in a nine-story building along D.C.'s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, attracting a new record breaking 76,000 visitors (We will be fine with 1/5 that amount here in Frederick)! Steven Dobbin, a Frederick High School teacher by day as well as an artist, was aware of Artomatic since its D.C. inception. He knew that the event created a lot of buzz in the district. Over the years as he has driven through Frederick and noticed the amount of vacant buildings, he would occasionally be reminded of the Artomatic concept. So earlier this year, Dobbin decided to reach out to George Koch, the founder of Artomatic about the possibility of bringing Artomatic to Frederick. And the rest, they say, is history. Koch is brilliant and a busy man. But as Frederick’s plans have taken shape, he has been more than accomodating. He and a team from D.C. have come to Frederick at least twice for larger group meetings during the exploratory stage. Frederick is only the third city Artomatic has taken place in, with the other one being Toledo, Ohio. Dobbins’s interest in bringing Artomatic to Frederick is simple—he sees it as an opportunity to get artists together. Regardless of whether artists have been formally schooled in the subject matter or self-taught, this is an opportunity for them to be side by side with one another. As an artist, Dobbin also gets inspiration from others and wants to create a community where the artists can engage in dialogue. "The more I see, as an artist, the more ideas I get," he said. And he jokingly, or maybe not, is reminded of a Picasso quote that suggests mediocre artists borrow, but great artists steal. Dobbin is a talented and sought-after artist. He regular shows his art at Causey Center in NYC and he recently has exhibited his work at places such as Goucher College, Area 405, Stevenson University, Towson Art Collective, Volt, and other locations. Coincidently, he was invited to show his work in Los Angeles at LA Pulse, which coincides with the same dates as Artomatic@Frederick. Dobbin completed his undergrad at University of Maryland, then went on to earn an MFA in sculpture from USC and a MED in special education from George Washington.

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Dobbin is not alone in this effort, as dozens of volunteers have worked behind the scenes to plan and organize this significant event. Along with the Frederick Arts Council, the Board of Education is a presenting partner with this effort. Obviously, Artomatic would not happen without a building. Based on calculated figures from traditional rental arrangements of school property, which this is not, the board agreed to waive an estimated fee of $75,000. There was no way Artomatic would have proceeded without their support. As a result, a significant amount of time and space is being dedicated to make sure student work is presented as well. Finding the building turned out to be the easy part. Along with Dobbin, Frederick resident Jennifer Finley has taken a major coordinating role in the project. Finley started a framing business four years ago and wanted to use her business to serve the community and be a resource for artists. “I can’t think of a better way to contribute to Frederick than to participate in such a powerful event. I consider it to be a real privilege to be participating in Artomatic@Frederick,” she said. Derek Smith, also an artist, has the mind of an organized madman. He has coordinated the logistics for the Frederick Festival of the Arts for several years and jumped at the chance to help layout, register, and facilitate hundreds of independent artists in an organized fashion. Of course, he will be one of the exhibiting artists as well. For all Artomatic@Frederick participating artists, they pay a nominal $100 registration fee, which is not bad since they are showcasing their work for a six week period. And any sales they make, they keep 100 percent. Artist Christine Hahn was a New Media Specialist at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. when the first Artomatic opened in 1999. The event created such a sensation and “was an art 'happening' that everybody talked about during and after,” she said. The following year, she exhibited her work there and describes it as an amazing experience. As a nine year resident of

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Frederick, she is excited to see Artomatic@Frederick come here and looks forward to participating in the inaugural exhibition. Lisa Sheirer, program manager for Computer Graphics & Photography at Frederick Community College, has only been a spectator at Artomatic D.C. After their event two years ago, she made up her mind that she wanted to enter the next one and then found out Frederick was hosting one. “I was ecstatic, can't wait to see all of the other artists, what a thrill,” she said. Mick Williams, also a Frederick County artist, has enjoyed a long career in visual arts, with an extensive background as graphic artist, art director and syndicated cartoonist. He feels Artomatic@Frederick is a tremendous opportunity to have more people view his work. “The event itself will create an eclectic energy that should make Frederick an arts destination… I want to be a part of that." Of course, not all the participating artists hail from Frederick County. Registered artists are coming from all over the five state region, including Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. However, Artomatic is for artists, by artists. In addition to paying the registration fee, artists have to provide “sweat equity” by volunteering at least 15 hours over the six-week period. For the spectator, be prepared to think. Since the event is unjuried, the difficulty of taking in everything you are seeing will exist. The experience will lead you to ask questions and even pass judgment. But as Dobbin states, there "is a lot of art worth seeing." www.artomaticfrederick.org. Shuan Butcher is executive director of the Frederick Arts Council, one of the presenting organizations of Artomatic@Frederick.

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Public Art

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The corner of North Market Street and Lord Nickens Street is the home to Frederick's newest public art piece, North of Fourth. The two large panels combine the skills of Frederick artists, muralist Jack Pabis and mosaic artist Anthony Owens. The mural is a part of the Hope IV project, a program aimed at revitalizing the north end of Market Street. The 3-D aspect is comprised of hundreds of tiles that will literally reach out to the community, adding a spot of sunshine to the north end of town. www.hacfrederick.org/hopevi

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One of the things I really look for in a go-to destination of Frederick is a door that transports me across the world. I’m sure you know the feeling. One moment you are standing on a bland sidewalk or in a parking lot, and the next you are walking into an Italian villa or a Chinese garden. Frederick has many local shops, restaurants and cafes that do an excellent job creating the ambiance of specific countries, but there is only one local establishment that I’ve found so far that takes me to a vast multitude of different countries at the same time: Ye Old Spirit Shop!

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They have the largest selection of wines, beers, ciders, and liquors from all over the world that I have ever seen. You can buy wine from any country ranging from Italy to Argentina, beer from Belgium to India, liquor from France to Kentucky, and everything in between. I personally saw more types of imported Irish whiskey in this store than I encountered in the eight months I spent in Ireland. What impresses me is that not only can they name dozens and dozens of different countries as their suppliers of typical liquor-store fare, but they have special categories that I have almost never seen. While I was just casually browsing the wine labels, I stumbled across a brand called “Chaucer’s Mead,” which is made not of grapes, but of 100 percent pure honey. The last time I had any mead was at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and I haven’t been able to find it at any liquor in Maryland since. It turns out that the Spirit Shop was carrying 10 different varieties of mead the whole time!             One of their liquors is actually so rare that once the few remaining bottles are gone, it will be gone from the face of the earth forever.  According to employee Brandon Walsh, the makers of Buffalo Trace Whiskey created a one-time unique barrel just for their store. Long-time owner Paul Thorne said this high-level of selection is the primary draw to his store. He said that he has regular customers who come from as far away as North Carolina and Ohio solely for the purpose of stocking up on their selection of microbrew beers, which is so vast that he can’t even keep a regular count of them. He also said that his prices are much better compared to other stores, especially out of state, so those who travel a long way “can pay for their lodgings overnight just by what they save compared to where they’re from.” He said that in the rare event a customer can think of something his store doesn’t have, he can order it so long as it’s available to the state of Maryland, which he says has the sixth-largest selection available in the country.

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SPEND iT! Another big draw for me is the excellent customer service. In fact, that’s the reason that I first heard about the Spirit Shop. A friend told me that she regularly goes in there to ask for suggestions on what wines work best with specific dinners and the staff is extremely helpful above and beyond any other liquor store she had known. Thorne said that he has two staff members who were formally professional chefs and have used wines in their own cooking. He said that even though the other staff members are not “experts” they have all become quite knowledgeable in their individual specialties. He said that unlike other stores, he makes a point of having four or five people behind the counter at a time so that there is always someone to help. The store also offers special deals not normally available at most stores. All of their bottled beers and ciders can be individually purchased, and they have a special “make your own six pack” deal that allows you to mix and match bottles from different six packs and then gives you a 10 percent discount off the average price. They also frequently have special events, such as FREE wine and beer tastings, and coming soon will offer liquor tastings as well. As Christmas gets closer, I plan to put together Frederick-based gift packages for my friends and family, and Ye Old Spirit Shop will be near the top of my list! www.yeoldspiritshop.com 1005 W. 7th St. Frederick, MD 21703 301-662-4803

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Vintage Wow!

Photo Courtesy of Red Caboose

Sisters Michele and Kasha, aka The Red Caboose Girls, have filled a 9,000 square foot, old grain mill in Carroll County with over 30 vendors and consignors of all things vintage and fun! Just north of Walkersville, this 2-story building near the train tracks is packed full of vintage goods and furnishings. What better way to spend a cool, crisp autumn day than scouring through the Red Caboose in search of the perfect treasure! Red Caboose 900 Francis Scott Key Highway Keymar, MD 21757 410-775-0013

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You can help vote for the next Frederick Idol! The areas finest singers have been competing for the chance to hit the big stage at Frederick Community College. The 2011 Frederick Idol Shining Star Contest is being presented by the non-profit, Community Alternative Mediation, better known as CALM. CALM provides conflict resolution mediation to anyone in the community, free of charge. The big finale will feature the top singers along with local improv performer, James McGarvey, as the Master of Ceremonies, a silent auction, as well as light hors d'oeuvres. Audience members will be voting to chose the winner. The show is Sunday, October 23rd at FCC's Jack B. Kussmaul Theater from 5-7pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. All proceeds will benefit CALM. www.calmfrederick.org calmfrederick@aol.com

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The Award Winning Restaurants at the Gettysburg Hotel

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Romantic casual fireside dining overlooking our beautiful town square. Open Daily for Breakfast & Dinner. All you can eat Prime Rib Buffet on Friday Evenings.

McClellan’s Tavern McClellan’s features a turn of the century mahogany bar imported from Merrie England. Open Daily for Lunch, Dinner & Happy Hour Outdoor Patio Seating

One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

(717) 337-2000 Πwww.hotelgettysburg.com

Taking appointments now for all locations: 61 Thomas Johnson Dr. Frederick, MD 21702

Frederick OB/GYN Division Founded in 1939, our obstetrics and gynecology practice was the first in Frederick. Our physicians and nurse practitioners work together to provide warm, compassionate, and quality care. Pelvic Floor Disorders & Osteoporosis Screening

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new associate

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❦ 1502 South Main St. Mt. Airy, MD 21771

❦ 3430 Worthington Blvd., Suite 202 Urbana, MD 21704

Same Day Appointments Availiable in Most Cases

301.663.6171


Just up the road, discover the many seasons of Gettysburg... Uncover treasure in our downtown Taste the fruits of our vines Explore our orchards and markets Remember our Civil War history Celebrate the holidays Discover the peace on our hallowed fields

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