Page 1


FALL 2013

Happy Holidays from our home to yours! Continue a Company Tradition with a Holiday Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Party at The Lodges • • • • • • • •

Affordable holiday parties and gatherings Festive holiday décor Customized menus to match your budget Professional, hospitable team 37 Guest lodges and suites Take the Golf Cart home lodge rates Stunning views of Gettysburg Full service food and beverage

The Ideal Setting for your Meeting or Social Event • • • • • •

Meeting packages available for groups from 2 people to 200 6,500 square feet of customizable space Spectacular ballroom with vaulted ceilings and mezzanine State of the art audio visual technologies Lakeside or porch events Full service bar and wine tastings

Share in the Splendor of the Lodges... Where History Meets Hospitality 685 Camp Gettysburg Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

(717) 642-2500 Toll Free (877) 607-2442 www.thelodgesatgettysburg.com

Have a Happy & Safe Holiday Season!


January 17 - March 15, 2014


March 28 - May 31, 2014

A Blockbuster to Be Announced June 20 - August 23, 2014


September 5 - October 11, 2014


October 24 - November 15, 2014


November 29 - December 27, 2014

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW! Willowtree Plaza • 5 Willowdale Drive • Frederick, Maryland 21702 Box Office:

301.662.6600 www.wayoffbroadway.com


“The Med”

Mediterranean Pairing


“Holiday Appetizers” Savory Holiday Favorites & Wine Pairing



–20 OCT 19


DEC 8,

“Holiday Desserts” Festive Desserts & Wine Pairing

njoy a delicious wine and food pairing event this fall at Linganore Winecellars! And don’t miss our Autumn Reggae Wine, Music & Arts Festival on the Winery grounds. Visit our website for complete events list & festival details! 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-831-5889 / 410-795-6432

www.LinganoreWines.com Visit us on Facebook!

Fast, Flexible, Convenient oFFiCe spaCe solutions Are you looking for a convenient, flexible and affordable office space solution for your business? A Corner Office provides professional office suites and business services tailored to your needs at a fraction of the cost of conventional alternatives.



Poppin Good Corn

Anytime Harvest

Yes, Please

Los Toltecos

Tea for You

Old Spirits

And So It Is Said‌

FALL 2013









32 47



said to contain

82 39



Woman to Woman

Curious Iguana







Come Play Like the Royals

Giving With Good Taste




Heads Up People

FALL 2013


58 68

said to contain

50 LEARN iT!

Oh, And One More Thing

To Be Or Knot To Be





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

Our Services

• Fracture Care

• Surgery: Arthroscopic Surgery & Joint Replacement • Diagnostic Services: X-rays, Bone Density Studies & Electrodiagnostic Testing • Physical Therapy

• Sports Medicine: Sports Injuries – Young & Mature Athletes • Hand/Upper Extremity • Podiatry NEW LoCATioN

Hagerstown, MD 301-665-4950

Waynesboro, PA 717-762-7775

Frederick, MD 301-378-9421

11110 Medical Campus Rd. Ste. 205, 209 & 211 Hagerstown, MD

45 Roadside Ave. Waynesboro, PA

187 Thomas Johnson Dr. Ste. 1 Frederick, MD


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.

frederick? What? Not a single guess came in for last last issue's WHERE iS iT Frederick. So we're not going to tell you the answer, instead we'll run it again later with a hint or two. The Great Frederick Fair version of WHERE iS iT? Had some big winners, though! Be sure to check on Facebook and WAT'S Blog (www.finditfrederick.com/blog) to see if you are one of them. This one's tough, but if you've ventured through one of Frederick's latest art events, you should have some clue. We'll need you to be as specific as possible with your answer when you email it to ifoundit@pulsepublishing.net Good luck and happy searching!


FALL 2013

Photo by Melissa Howes-Vitek

Where is it



Spacious apartments with spectacular views of Frederick’s Clustered Spires Golf Course 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + den, 2 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms + den, 2 bedrooms + study Enjoy the clubhouse amenities including outdoor pool and fitness facilities Energy efficient gas heat, full size washers + dryers, secure entry with intercom + free internet Near picturesque scenic trails + parks

301 631 1555

1201 RIVERWALK PLACE, FREDERICK, MD Off Route 26 East, turn right onto Monocacy Blvd. at the traffic light. Turn left onto Gas House Pike, Fairway Vista will be just past the golf course on the right.

Mon. Oct 28th Kids Night BrinG the kids in FOR trick or treat & Kids costume contest FROM 6:30-7:30PM

Sat. Dec 14

Holiday Gift Card Deal

lunch with Santa 11am-3pm

Mon. Dec 16

Dinner with Santa 6-8pm

Buy $100 in gift cards & get a FREE $20 gift card for you rself!

Every Mon. Nov 25 thru Dec 23

dine in with us for a chance to win a Visa gift Card

Need a place for your Holiday Party?

Give us a call, we have a great private location to host your guests. Located right in Mt. Airy...and seats up to 100 guests.

Order your holiday Smoked Turkey, Ham or Salmon! Our Gift Cards and BBQ Sauce Packs make great gifts 1310 S. Main St. Mt Airy, MD 21771

301-829-2222 |www.carterque.com

Clemson Corner

Frederick Shopping Center



Motter Ave

th St re


Worman’s Mill Rd

ma sJ oh nson D r Th o

ossumtown Pike Op p

Ft. Detrick


Rose Hill Manor




ark e


ve iew A Fairv

Frederick Memorial Hospital Schifferstadt


Maxwell Alley


2n dS t

arke t


Hood College


W La

on tA ve

z St




Cu l


Baker Park

Co lle ge Te rra ce

W 2nd St

Church St

Court St


Carroll Parkway


Museum of Civil War Medicine

W Patrick St

n St

All Saints St

S Market

MD School for the Deaf

Clarke Pl

Mt. Olivet Cemetery


S Carroll St



W South St

Sta d

Prospect Plaza

Jeff erso

Golden Mile



Dr sign Rd New De

Harry Grove Stadium

340 270

Cres t

Westview Promenade

©Ellen Baker & Jamie Gerhold


Frederick Crossing

wo od

Francis S

Blv d


Market Square

Monocacy Crossing

Banner School

M o

cy ca no

N East St


Monocacy Village Park

7th St 6th St 5th St

3rd St

N East St

Chapel Alley

4th St

2nd St

St hla

Everedy Square Fairgrounds

144 E Pa tric

k St

Fra n

Visitor’s Center

oc ac





S East



70 ES

Riverview Plaza



th ou

Scott Key Mall

Frederick Municipal Airport


nS t

MARC Station

E South



E Patrick St


eA ve




hu EC

Map by Ellen Baker & Jamie Gerhold. The Frederick City map is an artistic rendering – serving no other purpose than to help you FiND iT! ©2013 Pulse Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. www.finditfrederick.com­


and so it is said‌

FiND iT has always been about adventure...helping you, the reader, to find the people, places, and things that we think you'll enjoy experiencing. Some stories may reignite your passion to complete things from your bucket list, and others may challenge you to stretch and grow as a person. One of the happy side effects for me is that I, too, get inspired! Last issue we introduced you to an amazing photographer, Barb Campbell, and her love of taking underwater portraits. I was fortunate to be a part of one of her “water experiences� and the results were not just great photos, and a fun FiND iT Adventure Series video (watch it now at youtube.com/finditfrederick), but also real personal growth for me. I could feel myself mentally, emotionally, and physically strengthening from my time in that water. So as the leaves change colors and the air grows crisp, take some time to think about what you and your family can do to stir up the excitement in your lives. The Curious Iguana is a great place to start to discover books that you just won't find anywhere else, Juice Plate will tempt you with some new flavor profiles, or just maybe you'll decide to spend some time volunteering in the community. It all keeps us growing and growth is good. We always strive to present fun, informative, and positive material that we hope will deepen all of our love and appreciation for this great community. So now it's your turn...Don't just be inspired, go be inspiring!

Melissa Howes-Vitek, Editor melissa@pulsepublishing.net


FALL 2013

econd S Runway Fashions of Goodwill


11/15/2013 7–10 PM

The Faux School 35 S. Carroll Street

Parking available at the Delaplaine and Library Garages

e season, shion event of th Sure to be the fa high energy AY will feature a W N RU D N CO SE drinks and ow, a social with sh n io sh fa ay runw ity to bid on and the opportun hors d’oeuvres, ing a donation Auction items! Br fantastic Silent win a prize. d be entered to an ill dw oo G r fo

$35 TICKETS (2 drink tix included)


www.ClickitEvent kets $55 Premium TicSea ting)

& VIP (includes open bar

$40 at the door (2 drink tix included)


All proceeds benefit Goodwill’s Youth Program supporting students with developmental disabilities to explore future career possibilities through vocational assessments, job tours, job shadows, and placement into employment in their area of interest.


FALL 2013 . volume 7 . issue 2 donna elbert PUBLISHER publisher@pulsepublishing.net

melissa howes-vitek EDITOR melissa@pulsepublishing.net

cathy stracener DISTRIBUTION MANAGER cathy@pulsepublishing.net

joanne baum ACCOUNTANT bookkeeper@pulsepublishing.net

Kimberly Dow & Jennifer Tyler GRAPHIC DESIGNERS www.kalicodesign.com

Amanda Rodriguez, Social Media, womanabouttown@pulsepublishing.net

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Erik McCabe Anderson, Melinda Pozzuto Amanda Rodriguez, Leslie Ruby, Molly Fellin Spence Copy Editor: Molly Fellin Spence CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Barb Campbell, Studio Eleven Photography Amanda Rodriguez, Then Again Photography

Find It Frederick is a free quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC, 12 S. Market Street, Suite 101, Frederick, MD 21701. Manuscripts, drawings, photography, and other submissions must be accompanied by a postage-paid, self-addressed envelope if they are to be returned to the sender. Find It Frederick is not responsible for unsolicited material. All contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior consent of the publisher. For information about advertising in an upcoming issue of Find It Frederick, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-6626050, ext. 11, e-mail donna@pulsepublishing.net or visit www.finditfrederick.com. If you have questions or comments regarding Find It Frederick, you may contact the editor, Melissa Howes-Vitek, at 301-662-6050, ext. 17 or e-mail melissa@pulsepublishing.net. Many thanks to the numerous individuals and businesses that provided information and their time for our articles­ and features. We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support.


FALL 2013

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FiND iT FREDERiCK or Pulse Publishing.



SCENTS & SWEETS December 5

NEW The Faux School 35 S. Carroll Street






December 6



“Snow Is Here” by Pamela J. D. Kaelber

CelebrateFrederick.com 301-600-CITY (2489)

Join the Celebrate Frederick Mobile VIP Club by texting CELEBRATE to 87365 for exclusive updates, prizes and contests. Standard texting fees apply.

Spires Sponsors

Carillon Sponsors

Bandshell Sponsors

Nymeo, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, 99.9 WFRE and 930 WFMD

Clym Environmental Services, Comcast, The Frederick News-Post, Octavo Designs, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG

frederick faces

With the summer behind us and the sights and sounds of school buses and children's laughter on the playground filling our senses, we couldn't think of a better way to mark the back to school season than by featuring a local teacher as our Frederick Face! Educator and author Adam Umak teaches 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts at Thurmont Middle School in Frederick County where he has enriched the lives of hundreds of young people over the span of nine years. During those years, he hasn't simply put in his time fostering young minds; he has also led the School Improvement Team, Language Arts Department, Parent-Child Book Club, and created the TMS Comic Book and Graphic Novel Convention. His enthusiasm for igniting a passion for learning is evident not only by watching and listening to his students, but also when he works with other teachers and educational professionals all across Maryland via his book signings, speaking engagements, and professional development workshops. Adam's additional efforts include being an education activist for Frederick County Teacher's Association where he works on Public Relations and Negotiations.

Adam Umak


FALL 2013




His personal love of teaching, writing, and comics, resulted in his first book, "Folks - Book One: History Repeats Itself," a superheroes-meets-American history adventure. This unusual approach to teaching kids about history was released in 2012. Described as an historical whodunnit adventure featuring Paul Bunyan and John Henry on a ridiculous romp through America's secret past, "Folks - Book One: History Repeats Itself" is intriguing to those young and old alike. His just-released second book, "Tax Returns," is a short story anthology written in collaboration with three former students. In his free time, (Really? He has free time?) Adam enjoys collecting original comic book art, playing board games with friends, and mentally preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Adam lives alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife, Jamie. You can download free chapters of his books, listen to his audiobooks via podcast, read his blog, and purchase copies of his awesome books at www.AdamUmak.com. Find him on Facebook at Adam Umak - Educator & Author and Twitter @AdamUmak.


FALL 2013


What ice cream flavor best describes you? Double Bacon Fudge Ripple What is your favorite word or phrase? “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” –J.R.R. Tolkien What three words would your friends and family use to describe you? Reading Enthusiast - Suspected Wizard - Teacher Advocate What are you most passionate about? Teaching awesome lessons, playing boardgames with friends, collecting comic book art, and mentally preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Where in Frederick County are you most likely to be found? Room 231 at Thurmont Middle School where I teach 7th and 8th grade Language Arts like a boss and at home where I write young adult books like a sir.



Build a bundle. Save a bundle. Danielle Leonard LTCP, Agent 1090 West Patrick Street, Suite C Frederick, MD 21703 Bus: 301-695-5244 www.danielleleonard.com

Bundle auto, home and life for big State Farm discounts. So let me show you how State Farm can help protect all the things that matter most – for a lot less than you think. GET TO A BETTER STATE. CALL ME TODAY. ®



State Farm, Bloomington, IL

Old Spirits

Photo Courtesy of Whiskey Bottom Candles

Husband-and-wife team Jason and Shelby Scarlatta hand craft soy candles  that  they prepare in small batches and then hand pour into recycled wine,  whiskey  and other glass bottles that they have painstakingly  collected  from local Frederick businesses such as Wine Kitchen, Roasthouse Pub, and New York J&P Pizza. The results are an array of amazing scents that subtly envelop the room. We need to be honest...we're addicted! A few of our favorites are Cedar Forest and Citrus Splash. With the company tag line, "Recapturing Old Spirits"…Whiskey Bottom Candles redefines up-cycling! www.whiskeybottomcandles.com  Relish Decor 43 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-698-7360 www.relishdecor.com WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


Photos by Then Again Photography

Words by Molly Fellin Spence


FALL 2013


Ask any frequent Downtown Frederick shopper what’s missing in the city’s retail offerings, and you’ll probably get two answers — a grocery store and a bookstore.

Though a grocery is still elusive, a unique, independent bookseller called Curious Iguana has opened its doors in a prime spot on Market Street. And it’s fully stocked with more than 1,600 books for young children through adults, including cookbooks, novels, journals, magazines, graphic novels, picture books, bestsellers and books you’ve never heard of. The owners of Curious Iguana are familiar faces to the downtown scene: Marlene and Tom England, the husband-and-wife team behind Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts. With the relocation of Dancing Bear to a larger retail space at 15 E. Patrick Street this summer, the Englands were able to birth Curious Iguana, a book and gift shop with a global focus, at the toy store’s former home, 12 N. Market St. The toy store first opened in Frederick in 2000, then moved to 12 N. Market in 2003. The Englands had an eye on expansion for the toy shop for a while, and considered opening another branch in a new town. “But nothing was like Frederick,” according to Marlene, who said she and Tom had an “epiphany” while on a road trip in late December 2011. They could expand the Bear in their favorite city, and challenge themselves by also opening an independent bookstore that not only sold books, but also gave back to the global community via microfinance loans (see sidebar: “What’s a Benefit Corporation?”). Once they found the perfect location to move the Bear, the Englands plunged ahead with plans for the Iguana. Originally, the thought was to create a shop full of kids’ books, since they were consistently a best seller at the Bear, despite their small footprint within the store. But loyal customers and employees convinced the Englands to WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


CHARGE iT! expand the focus to books for all ages, and now children’s titles make up only about one-third of offerings. As the Bear sells not just any toys, but those that nurture creativity (without the help of batteries!), the Iguana aims for more than selling just any books. The Englands have created a truly curated collection of books, by leafing through thousands of book reviews and poring over spreadsheets of book titles for the last several months. And they’ve had help from two employees who have particularly relevant backgrounds for working at a bookshop. Kari Metzger Kelly and Julie Tobiason both worked for the Englands at the Bear when the bookstore idea materialized. And Kelly and Tobiason just so happened to both have years of experience as librarians with Frederick County Public Libraries. The two literally jumped up and down at the thought of helping to select books for Curious Iguana, and spent many hours looking at booklists, sharing titles and genres that they’d like to include, and choosing tomes especially for youngsters, including beginners through middle school level readers. As mothers themselves, Kelly and Tobiason also selected unique parenting titles they believed would resonate with the Frederick community, such as “Peace, Love and Friendship,” and “Buddhism for Mothers,” which Kelly recommends as great reading for moms and dads alike. Tobiason and Kelly chose titles that “both kids and families would not necessarily see every day,” and even created a special section called “You Are Awesome Just the Way You Are,” with books that praise the uniqueness of children. “There are a lot of great titles at Curious Iguana for kids that will begin to open their eyes to the world - not just their world that they see every day, but the world through the eyes of another child, country, culture or belief,” Tobiason said.


FALL 2013

CHARGE iT! Kelly and Tobiason join several other of the store’s employees in specifically recommending titles that can be viewed on a shelf near the store’s entrance called “Staff Picks.” Peeking out of the corner of each book is a small sheet of paper with the employee’s name and an explanation of why he or she thinks you should buy that book. For instance, Kelly suggests “Wildwood,” by Colin Meloy, as her “favorite new middle-grade series… Meloy has created a world that will fascinate boys and girls,” Kelly says. “And the writing is creative enough to keep readers of every age on the edge of their seats!” A recent recommendation from Tobiason is “Dinner With the Smileys: One military family, one year of heroes, and lessons for a lifetime.” She calls it “a great book with a relatable family… with an exciting idea (to) invite someone new to dinner every week! Who does that?” The Iguana’s cookbook section is filled with alternative titles that the Englands have found inspiring, as they adjust the way they eat. Books such as “Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition,” by T. Colin Campbell, and “The Whole Belly Cookbook,” by William Davis sit alongside famed food writer Michael Pollan’s latest “Cooked” and “Forks Over Knives, The Cookbook” and “GlutenFree Girl Every Day.”



CHARGE iT! Could you find these titles online or at a big box store? Many of them, yes. But that doesn’t concern Marlene England. She knows that in order to have a successful retail business these days, you must stand out from the crowd and offer something different, an experience. To that end, the Iguana will soon play host to author chats, book signings, and Skype sessions between customers and writers who cannot attend talks in person. Above all, Marlene and Tom feel strongly about “having a purpose” behind their businesses, and while selling books or toys is, of course, their goal, the Bear and Iguana exist for reasons beyond personal profits. “Tom and I believe that businesses—and individuals—can do much to change the world, and even the smallest efforts can have a positive impact,” Marlene said. “As much as we’re excited about bringing an independent bookstore to Downtown Frederick, we’re even more excited about engaging a community of people who care about this world we all share. This is definitely not going to be your typical bookstore.” Curious Iguana 2 N. Market St., Frederick 301-695-2500 www.curiousiguana.com 


FALL 2013

CHARGE iT! What’s a Benefit Corporation? More than a year before it officially opened, Curious Iguana became what is believed to be the first benefit corporation established in Frederick County, and one of about 50 such entities in the state. So, what is a benefit corporation? Well, basically, for every book or product purchased, part of the proceeds will be shared with international nonprofits that “are making a world of difference,” according to Iguana co-owner Marlene England. Iguana customers will help select recipients for microfinance loans that will be made from the bookstore to Kiva, a nonprofit organization that loans funds to help low-income individuals lift themselves out of poverty. Microfinance plays on the idea that people in poverty are capable of lifting themselves up if given access to banking services that they typically cannot access. Benefit corporations have a corporate purpose to create a material positive impact on society and the environment; are required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on shareholders but also on workers, community, and the environment; and are required to make available to the public an annual benefit report that assesses their overall social and environmental performance. “Benefit corporations … allow socially conscious consumers and investors the freedom of choice to support businesses they believe in, while giving those businesses the freedom to make long-term decisions rather than focus on short-sighted, narrow goals,” according to Laura E. Jordan of The Capital Law Firm in Washington, D.C., who worked with the Englands to establish their benefit corporation. Maryland is one of 12 states — plus Washington, D.C. — that has passed legislation to accept benefit corporations as a new class of corporation that voluntarily meets higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency. “Becoming a benefit corporation is a perfect fit for us, since we want the Iguana to be positioned from the start as a very unique company that does well by doing good,” England explained. To learn more about benefit corporations, visit www.benefitcorp.net. To learn more about Kiva, go to www.kiva.org.



dog sledding after reading Call of the Wild

Inspiring Confidence, Character Compassion, and Community. Trinity School of Frederick is an Episcopal/Lutheran Partnership that offers: • Kindergarten-Grade 8 • 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

Join Us For An Open House Wednesday, October 15th or Thursday, November 7th 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

6040 New Design Road | Frederick, MD 21703



Tea for You

Photo Courtesy of Shab Row Tea Emporium

With more than 250 flavors of loose leaf teas to sample, lovely teainspired gifts and accessories, and delightful cookies, pastries, and desserts, the Shab Row Tea Emporium is a treat for all your senses! Tucked in among a variety of lovely shops in the Shab Row district, it calls out to passers-by to sit a spell. An outdoor patio, and several cozy nooks (including the T-Lounge) are welcoming spaces in which to enjoy a spot of tea. This little piece of tea heaven will certainly help remove the stigma of the unapproachable and high-brow reputation of high tea. With a tag line that says, “No pinkies in the air,� how could you not feel welcome! Shab Row Tea Emporium 112 N. East Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-378-8537 www.shabrowtea.com



Distinctive Style, Fabulous Gifts!

17 N. Market St., Frederick MD


Open Mon. – Sat. 10:30-6, Sun. 12-5 www.mollysmeanderings.com



Photo courtesy Woman 2 Woman Mentoring Program



FALL 2013


Words by Leslie Ruby

Getting on our feet‌ sometimes it helps to follow the path and sometimes it help to take the lead. The Woman to Woman Mentoring Program (W2WM) leads Frederick County women ages 18-35 to begin their path on the journey to success. The W2WM program pairs young women with career women who are further along on the path of life experience. The pairs work together to define and move to the next steps in the mentee’s life. Housed at Frederick Community College, W2WM provides mentees with a supportive relationship to give them the opportunity to learn, grow and achieve personal success.

The mentoring model of pairing a 9-month program with individual attention, as well as group social and educational activities is unique in Frederick County. The program blends a one-on-one relationship, group educational sessions (evening sessions, also open to the public) and social enterprise (W2WM Pop-Up Shop) to help mentees define and develop goals for career, education, life and family.



SHARE iT! The non profit is funded through in-kind donations of space and operational support from FCC, foundation grants, a purse auction called Clutch the Future (a joint fundraising effort with the FCC Foundation), community donations from individual and civic groups such as Rotary and the Women’s Giving Circle and, since September 2012, a social enterprise – the W2WM Pop-Up Shop. Our social enterprise is a blend of fundraising and education; a for-profit business established to fund a non-profit’s mission. The W2WM Pop-Up Shop/ social enterprise is designed to move W2WM toward financial stability and sustainability - but let's face it - fashion is fun and creating a business around it is a perfect match. The W2WM Pop-Up Shop opens monthly inside Select Seconds (8 E Patrick St., Frederick) and is a volunteer driven business that sells gently worn career clothing. Our advisory board and community volunteers organize and staff the store. Our mentees also volunteer in the effort, where they learn transferable soft skills to build their resumes (i.e., effective communication, career planning, organizational structure, sales & marketing, community outreach, design, customer service), relationships and confidence. The W2WM Pop-Up Shop benefits the W2WM program in 3 ways: • earning income • engaging mentees and teaches them work and personal skills • raising the visibility of the program by helping recruit new mentees and mentors The W2WM Pop-Up Shop is open at FMH's thrift store, Select Seconds, on first Saturdays - except January and July and on the FCC or Hood Campus and at local events around town. To expand learning opportunities for the mentees and raise additional funds for the program the social enterprise committee has "popped up" at FCC - and plans are underway to pop up in other locations in Frederick County. The group uses social media like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter to promote the shops and highlight the most intriguing fashion. Updates appear on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/Womanto-Woman-Mentoring/162004603824834.


FALL 2013

SHARE iT! Volunteers collect and price the clothing donations, decorate and set-up the monthly retail business, and help customers with fashion advice as they work in the shop. Recent donations have featured something for every age group from Kay Unger to Free People and from Kate Spade to J. Crew. The W2WM committee has a strict style guideline that focuses on modern career clothing and trendy accessories.

COME FIND OUT MORE! Woman to Woman Mentoring Program takes applications year-round with fall and spring program launches. To apply call or email Program Coordinator Tonya Hatosy-Stier at 301-846-2556 or THatosy-Stier@frederick.edu.  ur W2WM Pop-Up Shop / Social Enterprise committee would love more O volunteers and new ideas! For more information or to get involved call or email Leslie Ruby at 301-471-1716 or lruby@frederick.edu.



200 S. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 301.620.7480

245 Muddy Branch Rd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878 301.590.0735


Los Toltecos

Photo by Melissa Howes-Vitek

This small chain restaurant has six locations in Virginia and now one here in Frederick. The staff is welcoming and the food is plentiful and delicious. Personal favorites are the toltecos parrillada (grilled steak, chicken, and chorizo) and the carnitas tacos al carbon (the hot sauce is, well...hot!). When we can stop eating our entrees soon enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day, the meal is topped off with a shared fried ice cream. Order it and see if you can identify the flavor of each sauce that decorates the plate! www.lostoltecosrestaurant.com 1305 W. Seventh Street, Suite 19 Frederick, MD 21701 301-846-0030



Whether you choose to dine in our quiet casual restaurant side or our more bustling tap house side you’re sure to experience great food and great service. With 20 taps rotating an almost endless supply of craft beers, a large selection of wines, liquors and bottled beer and an american cuisine menu with just a bit of southern flare we feel JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House has something for everyone.

16 E Patrick St. Frederick, MD. 21701

(301) 732-5197

Mon-Sat 11:30am-2am Sunday 11am-2am


Words & Photos by Amanda Rodriguez


FALL 2013


I am a football mom. Not flag football. Not “real” football more commonly known as soccer. Tackle football. Have been for a couple of years now.  Having two boys in the local youth football program, people wonder: why do I let them play? They wonder if I’m afraid of them being hurt. And if I’m pushing them for my own gain because I really want them to grow up to be professional football players.

My answers: I don’t, of course, and not even remotely. Allow me to elaborate. I don’t “let” my sons play football. I choose to encourage them to live what’s in their hearts. When it comes to my middle son, football is his passion. It’s what gets him up in the morning. It’s what he goes to sleep thinking about. It’s something that he feels drawn to from his arteries on out. It’s not all he cares about, but it



MOVE iT! is certainly very near to the top of his list. I couldn’t take that away from him. I wouldn’t take that away from him. Not unless I had to. But, not because of fear.  That’s no way to live. But,  my desire to let  them follow their hearts  doesn’t mean that I don’t think about something bad happening to them every time they set their cleats on the field. Just like I do when I put them on the bus to school every day, or when I let them go to a friend’s house without me, or when I let them swim in the lake, or skateboard in the street, or jump off of the dresser (OK, so I don’t ever let them do that last one, they do that one even though I explicitly tell them to not to!). Risk is always an issue, and I’m pretty much always afraid that something is going to hurt them. For us, the reward is just worth it; the confidence, and the joy, and the everything they get from being on that football team is worth it. Could it get to a point where it’s not? Sure, but so far it hasn’t, and them being happy in their hearts is more important than me making myself feel better. And, do I think they are going to be football players? Doesn’t really matter what I think or want.  All I care about is what they want and the truth.  They may want to be for real football players one day, and that’s cool. I will cheer for them, support them, and expect a sweet ride and a yard with a pool if they ever go pro.  But, I also keep it real. The likelihood that they will ever even play this (or any) collegiate sport at a D1 or D2 school is so low that my basically nonexistent math skills can’t even calculate it. I may not be the smartest mom on the block, but I know we aren’t hanging our hats on that. We won’t sacrifice their academics for any sport, we look at it as more of an added bonus, a character building activity, and a way to stay physically fit. We tell them to keep their grades up then they can play football, not keep your grades up SO you can play football. Doesn’t mean we don’t strive for excellence on the field, just means we have a little something I like to call perspective. And knowledge.  Last year I joined the Heads Up Football Advisory Committee along with a number of other prominent people in the football community, to both get more informed about keeping kids safe on the football field, and to become an advocate for youth athletes of every kind. USA Football designed the Heads Up Football coaches education program. Their curriculum of nationally accredited courses uses  content created from football experts and health professionals to train youth football coaches. The Heads Up


FALL 2013

MOVE iT! program provides coaches with equipment fitting training, concussion awareness, and Heads Up tackling techniques to help take  the head out of the game of football making it a better, safer game for today’s youth.  Here in Frederick County, and all across the nation, youth football  teams are scrambling to get their coaches trained, for the good of the game, and for the safety of the children. As a mom, I feel safer knowing that my coaches understand the signs and symptoms of a concussion.  I trust that they have fitted my son’s equipment correctly and are teaching them better, more developmentally appropriate, and safer tackling techniques. I appreciate that this new way of learning will help protect them on the field today while also making them better, more efficient players long term. Mostly, I feel empowered.  Since I joined the Heads Up Football Advisory Committee and have had the opportunity to learn more about what I can do, right here at home, with my own team, to help ensure my children’s safety, I feel like I have a  voice. As a woman who didn’t grow up playing the game of football, I previously felt at a disadvantage in this space. My lack of hands-on knowledge put me on unequal footing with the coaches who for so many years have lived and breathed the game. Now I have a place on the field. I may not be calling out the plays or teaching kids how to punt, but I know that I’m just as much of an expert on what I know as they are, and so do they. Advocating for a better, safer game of football has become more than just something I do because I don’t want my children hurt; it’s become my passion.  A passion that I hope other parents will actively pursue to keep their kids safe as they learn to play this amazing sport. For more info about Heads Up Football:  usafootball.com/headsup



Orvis • Barbour • Filson • Pendleton • Dubarry

The Sporting Life • Classic Brands • Timeless Styles

29 N. Market Street | Frederick, MD 301.668. 4333 | Open 7 Days a Week


Yes Please!

Photo Courtesy of Glory Doughnuts

Established just this past spring by newlyweds Keirsten and Alissa, Glory Doughnuts is the latest addition to Frederick's fabulous treats for the young, the old, the foodies, and the doughnut freaks. Apparently, the food most missed by vegans is the mighty doughnut! This inspired the dynamic duo to create a doughnut that is to-die-for, that nothing actually had to die for! These are 100% vegan, mostly organic confections that feature fair trade chocolate, NO dyes or preservatives and local ingredients whenever possible. Flavors include Maple Bacon Bourbon and The Carinvale. Keep your eyes out for their booth at festivals around town or call them to place custom orders (3 dozen minimum). www.glorydoughnuts.com www.facebook.com/GloryDoughnuts/info 301-471-5530 WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


1080 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21703

301-662-CARE (2273)

• Dr. Kelly Gellasch, DVM, DACVS, DAAPM, • Dr. Stephanie Phillips, DVM, DACVIM • Dr. Peter Lotsikas, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR

Follow us on Facebook

www.carefrederick.com Daytime appointments available & specialists are on-call for emergencies.

EmErgEncy & UrgEnt carE for yoUr PEt AvAilAble 24 Hours A DAy – 7 DAys A Week CAre is always fully staffed with doctors and techs. Walk-in Emergencies & referrals accepted.

Our Services Include

• Ultrasound • Endoscopy • Soft Tissue Surgery • Orthopedic Procedures • Colonoscopy • Laparoscopy • Neurologic Surgery

• Intensive Care • Biopsy • Chemotherapy • Regenerative Medicine • Physical Therapy • Arthroscopy • Pain Management

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

Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates provides services at CARE.

Call CVCA at 240-457-4387 and request an appointment at CARE.

THIS IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF BANK We treat you like a neighbor — not a number Because most likely, we really are your neighbor

This is Sandy Spring Bank For more than 140 years, Sandy Spring Bank has been helping the families and businesses that call this area home. When you’ve been around as long as we have, you stop treating people as customers, and start treating them as neighbors. That means answering questions and going the extra mile — not because we have to, but because that’s what neighbors do. And when one of us does better, we all do better. Isn’t that the way banking should be?


personal | business | wealth management | insurance | mortgage

301.695.0786 • sandyspringbank.com Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender


Frederick has always had a heart of giving. With several gala events for various non-profits, organizations that provide social services, and even small “giving� clubs, Frederick County residents are givers. They step up with volunteer hours, product donations, as well as cold, hard cash. So the fact that the concept of social enterprise is taking hold here, makes perfect sense.


FALL 2013


Words by Melissa Howes-Vitek



SAVOR iT! So what exactly does social enterprise mean, you ask? Well... according to wikipedia, it is “an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. Social enterprises can be structured as a forprofit or non-profit, and may take the form of a mutual co-operative organization, a disregarded entity, a social business or a charity organization.” Which basically means that while many businesses would consider themselves to have social objectives, the ultimate goal of a social enterprise is giving first...profit second. Frederick's latest entrance into the the social enterprise arena is Juice Plate, the collaboration between Rockwood Brown Business Development and Seed of Life Nurseries Non-Profit. The juice and sandwich shop is located in the Bernard Brown Building on Market Street, near the corner of 7th Street. Juice Plate's tag line is “Fresh Squeezed Comfort Food,” and the menu focuses on healthy, nutritious meals made from farm fresh, local produce. They offer salads, wraps, sandwiches, and of course a dizzying array of fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies at reasonable prices. The goal of the partnership between Rockwood Brown Business Development and Seed of Life is to develop a business, that they can together use to enhance and improve the community. The primary goal being to provide Seed of Life with an additional outlet with which they can promote locally based agriculture, educate, and help low-income community members understand the link between farming, food, and health. Together, they hope to create a social enterprise that is self-sustaining financially.


FALL 2013


The partnerships don't stop there. Local artists spent the weeks prior to opening day, designing and painting nearly every surface in the space. The whimsy and fun of the interior spills onto the menu. With a juice called Celestial Farming and a smoothie dubbed the Berry White, you can't help but have a smile on your face when you're in this place. The farm fresh ingredients do a body good, the interior makes you smile, the menu makes you giggle, and the affordable prices are light on the wallet. Combine all that with the fact that your visit will contribute to the charitable efforts of Seed of Life and that's simply good for the spirit! www.facebook.com/juiceplate 629 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-651-5556



Catoctin Mountain Orchard www.catoctinmtorchard.com


e Fr

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



Market Location US Rt 15 15036 N. Franklinville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788 ea it For Better H

OPEN DAILY October: Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm Fri - Sun 9am - 6pm Nov. - Dec. : Mon -Sun 9am -5pm Visa & MasterCard accepted

7 Varieties of Apples ❦ Bosc & Magness Pears ❦ Pumpkins ❦ Indian Corn ❦ Kale Cabbage ❦ Gourds ❦ Winter Squash ❦ Jams & Jellies ❦ Apple & Pear Cider Potatoes ❦ Home Baked Goods ❦ Local Crafts ❦ Apple & Jelly Gift Packs for Shipping

LOCAL jewelry bath & body FUNCTIONAL kids stationery HANDMADE home accessories

HOURS: Mon: Closed | Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-8:30pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-10pm | Sun: 12-8pm 9 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701



19 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 301.663.3632

www.shopthemuse.com Facebook “shop the muse”

Designer Warehouse | A Permanent Sample Sale Everyday

Open Seven Days A Week!

Shab Row • 125 East Street • Frederick, MD

www.theLoftatAI.com | 301-662-6205

You can now relax, you have found your new home.. The Residences at the Manor has been waiting for you.

Nestled amongst beautiful trees & landscaping Spacious floorplans with custom features Retreat to the pool & sundeck | Enjoy the billiards room, Wi-Fi Cyber Cafe & Resident Lounge | Full-size washer/dryer in each home Minutes from historic downtown Frederick Ideal commuter location | Pets welcome

As a resident, your needs are our first priority. Schedule your personal tour today, we look forward to welcoming you to the community you have been searching for. Please call for current specials! 141 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 301 662 3303 | www.theresidencesatthemanor.com

Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

Evelyn G. Clarence, M.D., F.A.A.P. Patricia Hough, M.D., F.A.A.P Sangeetha Vimal, F.A.A.P.

Radha Nathan, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Gunpreet Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P

Sheetal Dhote, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Brian Swinton, M.D. • Bophany Chea, M.D., F.A.A.P

Brittany Felton, PA • Kari Pratt, C.R.N.P

Patricia Duley, C.R.N.P

We accept most insurances. Practice limited to newborns to age 21 years. Sick Walk-in Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 – 9:00 am

Regular & Evening Hours Monday – Friday By Appointment

Saturday Morning Hours By Appointment

Frederick Office: 301-694-0606 87 Thomas Johnson Dr., Frederick, MD 21702 Ballenger Creek Office: 301-668-6347 6550 Mercantile Dr. East, St. 106, Frederick, MD 21703 Mt. Airy Office: 301-829-6146 1502 S. Main St., Suite 206, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Urbana Office: 301-874-6107 3500 Campus Drive, Suite 102, Urbana, MD 21704


Frederick’s Most Unique Food & Gift Shop

Elegant gift baskets, fine cheeses, fresh breads, charcuterie, hot pressed sandwiches to-go, and a wide assortment of gourmet goodies. Plus, an affordable selection of fine wines and beer.

109 N. Market Street • 301.696.8586


a product lover’s dream! FREE EXPERT CONSULTATIONS Acne • Rosacea • Anti-Aging Advanced Professional Skin Care Hundreds of Products for Body & Bath

Stop In or Shop Online!




H H H aLL day every MONday H H H



H H H WedNeSday after 5 pM H H H


H H H every day after 9 pM H H H



1305 W. 7th St. | Frederick, MD | 301.696.1112 GloryDaysGrill.com

Dine In Only.

10-B N. East Street • Frederick, MD 21701 301-624-4030 • imadethispottery.com

ViSiT iT!

Words by Melinda Pozzuto

The history of the maze dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. It is believed that mazes were an integral part of many of their rituals and formal processions. Later, smaller versions of mazes were inlaid into the floors of cathedrals. These smaller mazes were used in lieu of a much larger pilgrimage when an individual couldn’t fulfill his duty to travel. Often priests had people navigate the maze on their knees as part of their penance. Then, of course, there is the mythical maze that held the Minotaur, the half human, half bull creature. Periodically, young men and women were sent into the maze to become lost and then eaten by this flesh-eating beast. Finally, there were the turf mazes and hedge mazes of England. The only function for these types of mazes appears to have been for the entertainment of royalty.


FALL 2013

ViSiT iT!



ViSiT iT! You may not be royalty, but Frederick farmers have set out to entertain you. This autumn, five Frederick area farms will be offering fun and adventure when they open their corn mazes. These are not just a couple of cornstalk bunches tied together and propped up! One of the farms boasts that their maze covers 35 acres of land. Some are haunted and some are aimed at smaller children, while even some may be chock full of zombies. It turns out that there are professional maze designers and builders that help to bring about these giant playgrounds for all ages. Modern-day mazes seem to have some serious design going on. The Maize is the largest company that is involved in creating intricate designs to challenge customers. MazePlay is another group that offers these services. Design companies offer their designs and expertise to farmers who want to host corn mazes. Readymade designs may be purchased or a custom design can be done to integrate that particular farm’s desired theme or puzzle. When setting out to conquer a maze, first you must acquaint yourself with the rules. Each farm has its own to follow. Make sure that you and your crew are familiar with them and understand them. Then you want to make sure that you have the right equipment. This includes comfy walking shoes (some of these mazes cover 8 miles of trails), a flashlight for after dark, and a pencil and paper to help you keep your bearings. Most mazes offer checkpoints where a card is punched or marked to show your progress and to help keep you from getting lost. It also helps when attempting to make it through more challenging parts of the maze. You could take a GPS with you and use that to keep track of your location as well.


FALL 2013

ViSiT iT! So get together with some friends and head on out for a weekend. Go through all together, break into teams, or make it every man for himself. See who makes it through the toughest parts, who gets attacked by zombies, and who gets through in the shortest amount of time. Any way you do it, the more the merrier. You should know that a Minotaur most likely will not be awaiting you at the end of your trek but a zombie might! Complete spiritual enlightenment probably won't happen either, but you may find a pumpkin to take home! Remember to grab one for carving after you have trounced your competition. ww.summersfarm.com 5614 Butterfly Lane Frederick, MD 21703 301-620-9316 www.lawyersmoonlightmaze.com 13003 Creagerstown Road Thurmont, MD 21788 240-315-8611 Mayne's Tree Farm 3420 Buckeystown Pike Buckeystown, MD 21717 301-662-4320

Crumland Farms www.crumland.com 7612 Willow Road Frederick, MD 21702 301-845-8099 Gaver Tree Farm 5501 Detrick Road Mt. Airy, MD 21774 301-865-3515



ne encours from a home, an hy

make House WelCome

Dream in a Castle romanesque

Guests Feel

s at point seek speCter use lookout liGHtHo

Take a

nomic Gastro TRip ThRough Road

talbot cou


sts Gifts East coa giving foR The



AM 9/23/13 8:45



Our unique combination of home and travel in one magazine inspires you to create distinctive homes and vibrant lifestyles from a variety of inspirations: a new boutique hotel, a century-old home, an interview with someone who followed his dream... That’s why we say, “Eastern Home & Travel is destinations and inspiration for the way you live.”

dd 1



for more information on how to subscribe email: &

subscribe@easternhomeandtravel.com or to subscribe via our website:

www.easternhomeandtravel.com/subscribe /EasternHomeTravel


The best place to buy or sell your home furnishings

Fabulous Finds is the BEST place to buy OR sell your home furnishings! Our inventory changes daily, so shop often! Additionally, we are always looking for quality home furniture and accessories consignments. Please give us a call if you have items that you wish to consign.

Open 7 Days a Week Mon - Fri: 10:00am – 5:30pm Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm Sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm

24 East Patrick Street | Downtown Frederick fabulousfindsoffrederick@comcast.net

(301) 694-9390

Like us on Facebook Fabulous Finds of Frederick

Up Beat Down to Earth Eco-conscious Salon 100% Ammonia Free Hair Color Professional and Friendly Staff Free WiFi Downtown Frederick Total Satisfaction

Haircut & Style

For New Customers

With coupon only; may not be combined with other offers. Limit one per customer. Expires 12.31.13 Code: FIF12D05

With coupon only; may not be combined with other offers. Limit one per customer. Expires 12.31.13 Code: FIFB13P15

246 east sixth street | frederick, md | 301.662.1766 www.naturalfusionhairstudio.com

Tours * Civil War History * Museum Pilgrimages * Retreats * Gift shop

Heritage and Holiday Events at the Shrine this Fall and Winter Season! TAKE OUR EXCLUSIVE CIVIL WAR TOUR * Miracles Amid the Firestorm Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk, Friday, October 25 & Sunday, October 27, 7 - 10 p.m. Encounter Saints, angels, and martyrs as you explore St. Joseph’s Cemetery in this engaging and inspiring drama which teaches the three great virtues: faith, hope and charity. Free event! Stained Glass Sunday, November 10, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn about the stained glass windows in the Basilica, participate in a scavenger hunt, and create your own stained glass piece under the guidance of expert instructor from Wentz Stained Glass Studio. $8 per person, registration required. Museums by Candlelight, Saturday, December 14, noon to 8 p.m. Candlelight guided tours of the decorated Basilica and historic houses, festive crafts, living historians, luminaries decorating the grounds, and much more! Free event!

339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD * www.setonheritage.org 301-447-6606 * www.facebook.com/elizabethannseton

WIC Provides

Nutrition Y ou Can Grow On!

Good Foods Health Screening

(Includes Weight, Height & Hemoglobin)

Nutrition Education Breastfeeding Support


(Pregnant, New Moms & Breastfeeding)

INFANTS (Under 1 year)

CHILDREN (Under Five)




Frederick WIC is an Equal opportunity provider and employer.

Income Eligibility Guidelines for Maryland WIC Benefits Effective April 15, 2013

Family Size

Annual Income



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

$21, 257 28,694 36,131 43,568 51,005 58,442 65,879 73,316

$1,772 2,392 3,011 3,631 4,251 4,871 5,490 6,110

$886 1,196 1,506 1,816 2,126 2,436 2,745 3,055

$818 1,104 1,390 1,676 1,962 2,248 2,534 2,820

$409 552 695 838 981 1,124 1,267 1,410

For each additional family member add






Bi-Weekly Weekly

Applicants must meet income guidelines

FACTORY STORE Old fashioned food products made in Frederick since 1938. A truly unique shopping experience! Visit us for homestyle Apple Butter, Preserves, Honey, Relishes, Apple Cider & MORE!

Gift Baskets & Mail Order Gifts! OPEN Mon-Fri 8-5

(Call for weekend hours)

301-662-3261 13 S. Wisner St., Downtown Frederick www.McCutcheons.com

CITY MAGNOLIA pa & kin are Gift Cards

Complimentary $20 Gift Card for every $100 Gift Card purchase. Online sales not included. Complimentary card valid Jan.– Mar. 2014.

Skin Care Products

All natural products designed for all skin types.

www.CityMagnolia.com 301.874.0031 8927C Fingerboard Road (Route 80) Frederick, Maryland 21704 Located in Urbana just off Route 80 and Route 355

Pay Your Bills On The Go!

FCB MOBILE BILL PAY With FCB Mobile Banking Bill Pay on your wireless device, you can pay your bills, schedule payments, review payment history, and receive regular bill payment alerts. It’s free, convenient, secure, and easy to use. Sign up today at fcbmd.com. Available to FCB’s personal account holders enrolled in online banking.

www.fcbmd.com • 301-620-1400



The Community Bank for Frederick County



FALL 2013



s by

Erik M


e An



When I was first approached to write an article about a local marriage counseling service, my initial response was to think I was the wrong person for the job, considering that I’m not married and have no plans to be married anytime soon. What perspective could I hope to contribute to such a weighty subject matter that I know nothing about?

But as the Rev. Robert J. Donk of the Marriage Resource Center for Frederick County explained to me, the best way to work out marriage problems is to solve them before you ever think about saying “I do.” He said that the reason most married couples experience difficulty is that they wait until they are already married to examine what matters most in their lives and relationships. In fact, some of the most important work in preparing for a successful marriage should happen before you even begin looking for that special someone. That is why the Resource Center, which Donk operates with his wife, Cathy, as part of the Frederick Area Ministerial Association, provides counseling for WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


LEARN iT! every stage of the marriage process, all the way from discernment through any difficulty that couples may face in their married lives. The counseling services are free to anyone who needs them, and while this is a faith-based program, Donk says that he is well equipped, and happy, to provide counseling from a secular perspective as well. For the discernment process, the Recourse Center provides guides and questionnaires for single people looking for a relationship. This process forces the future marriage candidate to be really honest about what he or she finds find most important in life. Donk says that young adults focus too much on what matters in the present rather than looking to the future, and are often surprised by what comes up when now turns into later. At 21, you may not care what your parents have to say about who you date, but as you get closer to tying the knot, you might find that you value their feelings and fear their estrangement more than you were prepared to deal with.  The same applies for underestimating what you really want in a spouse, such as politics, religion, culture, traditions, etc. That’s not to say that these things are insurmountable barriers, because being honest about their existence can prevent them from becoming just that. Once a couple has found each other and begins to think seriously about marriage, the Center provides guides on how to communicate honestly with each other and, most importantly, how to work through the issues that do crop up. Sometimes if a couple hits what seems like an impassible roadblock, a third party with experience can provide a different perspective. Donk said that he recently helped a couple who came from different backgrounds and couldn’t figure out how to make their families happy with each other, and he came up with a solution that made it possible for them to marry with minimal collateral damage. But even if you’ve gotten into a marriage without the proper preparation and you’re running into serious issues, don’t lose hope, because the Recourse Center has a specific marriage-mentoring program for such situations.  His program is comprised of couples who have been through difficult times and have come out the other side happy that they didn’t resort to divorce. When a married couple comes to the center for help, they are assigned a mentor couple who dealt with similar issues but overcame them through counseling. And in Donk’s experience, just a little bit of mentoring goes a long way. He says that he has seen many relationships turn completely around after only a handful of mentoring sessions, sometimes just one.  And what is the big secret? 


FALL 2013

LEARN iT! Well, mostly just talking and listening. The mentoring couple listens to the problems of the couple in distress and then in turn shares the story of their own troubles. Then together they set up a plan for positive action to rebuild trust and open communication. Apparently many of the problems are resolved simply by honestly communicating the things that the couples should have resolved before taking their vows. I asked Donk why it might not be better for some couples to get divorced if they discover that they didn’t do a good job of working through their issues before marriage, and I was surprised by the answers.  He said that because the divorce rate is so high (about 50% of marriages nationally and slightly higher in Frederick County) there is a lot of good data about the long-term effects of divorce on both the individual and societal level.  He said that divorce has been shown to increase the likelihood that an individual will face unemployment, homelessness, depression and, yes, future divorce. He also has a host of data and pie charts that show the societal cost of divorce in dollars and cents. For instance, he said that the average employer loses about $8,500 a year for each employee who is going through a divorce due to leaves of absence and diminished productivity.   I’m still not sure how I feel about the idea of getting married, but if I ever do head in that direction, I’ll be sure to do my homework first. www.marriagefrederick.org Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County 10105 Kelly Road Walkersville, Maryland 21793 Office: 301-898-8917 Cell: 301-524-8800



Anytime Harvest

Photo by DavidFR/Bigstock.com

Hometown Harvest is a unique, year-round delivery service of fresh, locally grown, 100% non-GMO fruits and veggies. Unlike a CSA (community supported agriculture), there are no member fees or prepaid shares. You order what you want, when you want it. Check their website for their massive delivery area, what's fresh and ready for delivery, as well as find great recipes for whatever gifts of nature are in season. www.hometownharvest.com 4635 Wedgewood Blvd. Frederick, MD 21703 301-798-2616


FALL 2013

When Only Quality Will Do!

Art of Nails & Hair 2 303 303 E. E. 9th 9th St., St., Frederick, Frederick, MD MD 21701 21701

301.662.3419 echjones@verizon.net echjones@verizon.net

10% Off New Clients! Hours: Sun & Mon: Closed | Tue & Wed: 2pm-8pm Thur & Fri: 10am-6pm | Sat: 9am-3pm By Appointment Only

Gift Certificates Available

Ellaina C. Jones

Operating in Touch of Elegance

Comprehensive Pediatric Care Six Offices to Better Serve You Convenient Office Hours Including Nights & Weekends Telephone Advice From Our Nurses During Office Hours Online Referral & Prescription Refill Requests Available Committed to Patient Service & Satisfaction 1475 Taney Ave. • Frederick | 610 Solarex Crt. • Frederick 1502 S. Main St. • Mt. Airy | 9093 Ridgefield Dr. • Frederick 3020 B Ventrie Crt. • Myersville | 3430 Worthington Blvd. #102 • Urbana


w w w. c apital wo me n s c a re f re de r i c k o b g y n . co m


Our physicians and nurse practitioners work together to provide warm, compassionate, and quality care for women of all ages. • Obstetrics & Gynecology • UroGynecology • Bone Density Scans • Minimally invasive Surgery • Office Based Surgery • In office Ultrasound & Laboratory Services • Robotic Surgery

Frederick OB/GYN

61 Thomas Johnson Dr. 3430 Worthington Blvd Frederick, MD 21702 Suite 202 Ph: (301) 663-6171 Urbana, MD 21704 Ph: (301) 663-6171

1502 S. Main St. Suite 205 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Ph: (301) 663-6171


Mason Dixon Line



h ian

Tra i




la c




Catoctin Mountain National Park


77 Hagerstown

Cunningham Falls State Park

Washington Monument State Park






Gambrill State Park



r ive



alachian Tra


nocacy R

Middletown South Mountain State Park


40 Mo

To Antietam National Battlefield




Burkittsville Gapland State Park



Mo Ba



Po tom ac R i

ve r



©Ellen FALL Baker &2013 Jamie Gerhold


Point of Rocks

C&O Canal





M o noc

To Harper’s Ferry National Park




Sugarloaf Mountain

To Gettysburg National Battlefield




nt 77





Woodsboro 550



Libertytown 26

26 75

New Market

70 144

Mount Airy

onocacy attlefield


Urbana 355


HOWARD COUNTY Map by Ellen Baker & Jamie Gerhold. The Frederick County map is an artistic rendering – serving no other purpose than to help you FiND iT!


Washington DC

©2013 Pulse Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. www.finditfrederick.com­




guide AD TK AD TK


gift guide

McCutcheon's Gift Baskets packed with home-style goodness! Prices vary from $9.99 to $99!  Custom baskets or pre-made--always make a welcome gift for any occasion. mccutcheons.com | 800.888.7537

Tiara Day The gift of a Tiara Day Boutique handmade guardian angel necklace by Mariana allows you to give the gals you love the protection, guidance, and hope of an angel to watch over them every day. tiaraday.com | 301.694.4911

 lossom and Basket B Boutique This year, we are featuring Got All Your Marbles? Jewelry. Unique, coloful jewelry made with interchangeable marbles (therefore interchangeable colors!). Made in the USA. blossomandbasketboutique.com | 301.829.8300

Firestone's Market Artfully arranged custom gift baskets to delight friends, family and clients alike. Call or stop in to discuss your holiday gifting needs! firestonesmarket.com | 301.696.8586 WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM



gift guide T O U R S ,



Elk Run Vineyards Tours, Tasting and Events! Growers of Classic Vinifera Grapes Winner of over 500 National and International awards, 24 acres in the rolling hills of Mt. Airy. Come and enjoy the “Best Wine In Maryland” as well as our other award winning wines. elkrun.com | 410.775.2513

City Magnolia Day Spa Come a

Located in the quaint Urbana area, we provide comforting “Best Wine In M and healing massages, refreshing facials, and corrective ourwarm other aw skin and nail care. Our professional staff provides and personalized service in an environment that exudes upscale sophistication while offering southern charm VINEYARDS 2007 Win and hospitality. Holiday Gift Card specials available. 15113 Liberty Road • Mt. Airy, MD 21771 www.citymagnolia.com | 301.874.0031 410.775.2513 • www.elkrun.com

2002 Lord Baltimo Maryland by fello

Hunting Creek Outfitters For the Sporting Life. Specializing in Heritage clothing and gear for men and women. Classic Brands, Timeless Styles. Orvis, Barbour, Filson, Pendleton, Dubarry. 29 N Market St. Downtown Frederick www.huntingcreekoutfitters.com 301.668.4333

Molly's Meanderings Reusable silicone lids replace disposable wrap! Open Monday thru Saturday 10:30 am-6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm-5 pm. We look forward to seeing you! www.mollysmeanderings.com | 301.668.8075


FALL 2013


gift guide

Six East Street Salon SIX EAST Salon.Spa is a non-tipping salon and spa in Downtown Frederick, Maryland and is the premier destination for hair, skin and nails. And remember, SIX EAST Gift Certificates are the perfect way to say "I love you" to all the important people in your life. www.sixeastsalon.com | 301.698.0800

Aspire Fine Boutique Shopping in Frederick! 10 North East Street, Everedy Square. Connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. www.aspireboutique.com | 301.695.9690

 ebherz Oil & Vinegar L Emporium This is L.O.V.E.'s Holiday Sampler Crate! Come choose from 4 different Holiday Sampler Sets for your friends and family to enjoy this winter! Our wooden crates are handmade here in Frederick, MD and we are sure you will L.O.V.E. the fresh olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars we have to offer. www.loveoliveoilvinegar.com | 301.228.3996

The Muse Handmade jewelry by local Frederick artists in a variety of pricepoints make a personal holiday gift! Pictured: Erin Pelicano Jewelry www.shopthemuse.com | 301.663.3632 WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


Catoctin Colorfest 50 th Annual


OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2013 9AM – 5PM

free admission Shuttle Bus Service Available

Nationally Recognized Juried Artists & Craftsmen Community Park Frederick Road



FREE! Hurry, offer expires December 31, 2013! See manager for details.


76 Wormans Mill Ct Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 696-2852 7315 Industry Ln Frederick, MD 21704 (301) 620-4311 115 Wormans Mill Ct Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 662-5795 Reserve at www.extraspace.com | 1-888-storage (786-7243) *Offer is based on unit availability on new rentals by new customers only. Offer excludes applicable administration and insurance fees. Not valid withany discount offers. Offer has no cash value. Features vary by location. Void where prohibited. See manager for details. ©2013 Extra Space Storage LLC. Coupon Code: LMG Offer expires 12/31/13.

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

Currently registering for

Fall 2013 Programs

For more info call: 301-663-3437 or e-mail bethsholom@bethsholomfrederick.org “Come home to Beth Sholom”


Poppin' Good Corn

Photo Courtesy of Mt. Musser Kettle Corn

Tom and Cathi Musser launched Mt. Musser Kettle Corn in 2005. The fragrance of flavors such as Cinnamon Corn and Crabby Corn soon filled the air at local festivals. The years since have had fans following their noses in search of the Mt. Musser Kettle Corn booth. Search no more, as this successful kettle corn company has put down roots in The Pennsylvania Dutch Market in Hagerstown. Their first brickand-mortar location features more flavors and will be open during the market's hours. www.mtmusserkettlecorn.com 301-639-3786 Pennsylvania Dutch Market 1583 Potomac Ave   Hagerstown, MD 21742 240-420-8555


FALL 2013

Use Google Transit or HopStop 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

oh, and one more thing…

Every year in July, the inventive staff of Flying Dog Brewery retreats to the cooler temps of the Catoctin Mountains to drink…ahem…talk beer. Their annual Brewhouse Rarities pitch session is when teams of employees — from production to accounting to sales and marketing — pitch their ideas for the next year's lineup. Now, while we can't be sure how much beer had been consumed during the decision-making process, we are certain that the new brews will be amazing! And now…(imagine loud clinking of bottles and glassware and table drumming)... The 2014 winners are… • Mango Habanero IPA • Mint Chocolate Stout • Ginger Beer • Agave Lager

• Lemongrass Rice Ale • Hoppy American Wheat • Honey Ale • Dopplebock

Flying Dog will release a new beer every six weeks exclusively in mid-Atlantic markets. All releases will be on draft. However Mint Chocolate Stout, Agave Lager, Hoppy American Wheat, and Dopplebock will also be available in 6-packs. You'll need to wait until Jan. 1, but by then you'll be good and thirsty!


FALL 2013

We are Mother S eton S chool...

g n . o r t S id ins

e & out

e academic exc





B • clU ence

Uca le ed daB



S & acTiViTieS

TiOn • STROnG ValUeS

Open HOuse Dates nov. 12 th 10am-1pm & 7-8 pm Dec. 3rd 10am-1pm & 7-8 pm preK - Grade 8 Catholic education

MOtHersetOnsCHOOl.OrG call to Schedule a Visit: 301.447.3161 100 creamery Road . emmitsburg, md

Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity & Approved by the Archdiocese of Baltimore

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

IN - ROOM AMENITIES (All Rooms) • Air Conditioned • AM/FM Alarm Clock • Card Access Locks • Coffee Maker, Refrigerator & Microwave • Free Local Calls • Hairdryer

• In-Room Safe • Maid Service • Remote Control HD TV w/ Showtime • Wake-Up Service • Work Desk

5646 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704

Ph: 301.694.6600 Fx: 301.831.4242


Free Daybreak Breakfast • Free WIFI • Pool • Restaurant

Where you want to

shop And

Dine This Fall

currentFashion Chico’s • Soma • Loft Gymboree • Jos. A Bank Coldwater Creek White House Black Market

fantastic Eats

Matsutake • Starbucks T.G.I. Friday’s • IHOP Macaroni Grill • Chipotle Noodles & Company Jerry’s Subs and Pizza Champions Billiards Sports Café

Easily Located at Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Blvd. Exit 31B off I-270 • www.ShopWestview.com

Local, Organic, Seasonal Cuisine

www.Patowm ackFar m. c om 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville,VA 540-822-9017 Discover the sensational flavors of an innovative, seasonal, organic menu as Chef Tarver uses our farm as the pantry and has a strong commitment to support local growers and artisan producers. Hours of Dining Thursday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:00 | Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 2:00 Visit our website for menus, events and much more!

Profile for Pulse Publishing

FiND iT FREDERiCK – Fall 2013  

The distinctive shopper's magazine that fuses funky with functional. Both residents and day-trippers alike are reaching for FiND iT FREDERiC...

FiND iT FREDERiCK – Fall 2013  

The distinctive shopper's magazine that fuses funky with functional. Both residents and day-trippers alike are reaching for FiND iT FREDERiC...

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded