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Spring came in like a lion. Not a sweet, fuzzy, soft lion but a big, frosty-breathed snow lion! Hopefully the surprise snow storms are a thing of the past and we can charge ahead into the April showers, because we are well overdue for some May flowers! Frederick County weather isn’t the only thing around here that always keeps us guessing! Local chefs are creatively crafting surprising dishes and shop owners are continually coming up with new ways to welcome shoppers to explore their wares. New restaurants, shops, and events are keeping the landscape of Frederick vibrant and interesting! In this issue, our writers explore several new restaurants and a fun place to revisit the 80s pinball craze, and give some behind-thecurtain deets on the ever-expanding Frederick steampunk scene. Frederick County may be steeped in the history of our forefathers, but each fresh day means new history is being made as well. So get out there, and be a part of it!

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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. 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 301-662-6050, ext. 11, email donna@pulsepublishing.net or visit 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 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. 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, LLC

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MELINDA MYERS has written more than 20 gardening books, including “Small Space Gardening.” She hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening For Everyone” DVD set and the nationally syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV & radio program. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. MelindaMyers.com

TY UNGLEBOWER is a freelance writer, fiction author, sometime stage actor and unabashed introvert. He lives in Knoxville, Md. You can follow him on Twitter @TyUnglebower, or read his blog at TyUnglebower.com.

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Even with three generations of experience and more than 30 years of service to Frederick, The Dutch Plant Farm may still be a best-kept secret to some. This family-owned business carries all the garden supplies you need: from seeds to soils, amendments, fertilizers and insecticides, as well as organic options. Dutch Plant Farm staff can skillfully guide you through all of your houseplant and gardening adventures. That seems obvious, for a business with “plant” in its title. What isn’t so obvious about this place is the secret garden feeling that visitors can experience. Koi ponds, wonderfully colorful plants and blooms and the real stars of the show — several feathered family members — can be found around every corner. A truly family-friendly place, Dutch Plant Farm welcomes the serious gardener through the young, inexperienced explorers. With so much to see, it continues to be a must-visit, many times each season for novice gardeners and old pros.

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Were you a child of the 1980s? If you were, then I’m willing to bet that you probably spent many hours of your youth in a darkened arcade, playing games with names such as Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Rampage. Remember the pure joy of eating those tiny blinking dots, chasing ghosts and getting to the next level? Or the excitement when you successfully smashed another skyscraper to the ground?

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Or maybe you were more of a 1970s kinda kid, a pinball wizard, perhaps? Clicking the bumpers and watching the lights flashing, hearing the bells ringing and watching the digits scroll as you rack up thousands of points. No matter your game preference, you’re definitely in for a treat. Frederick now has its own well-stocked arcade parlor, and it’s not just for kids. Spinners Pinball is guaranteed to take you back to your youth, to a time when it was totally appropriate to spend an entire afternoon in the dark playing games and spending all your pocket money. But the good news is you won’t need any pocket change. For one low price Spinners allows you and your family to play all of its arcade games, pinball machines and more all day. You can even pay via credit card. Your donation allows you to play any one of the dozens of pinball machines or video games set up inside a large warehouse space on North East Street, slowly being renovated and added to by Spinners’ founder, Joe Said. Said has been developing the idea for Pinball EDU since early 2012, and is responsible for the vision, strategy and fundraising efforts for the nonprofit organization behind all the fun. His hope is that he can marry his love of pinball with his interest in education and help reach out to people with developmental disabilities through

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the games.


Said hopes to demonstrate pinball’s effectiveness in developing important life skills such as motor planning and socialization through individual and group programs, mostly on weekdays. He also intends to begin engaging the local community in data collection and research to validate the use of pinball for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and therapeutic intervention. According to Spinners’ website: “As a game, pinball engages the child in active play and creates a welcome distraction from the traditional demands of therapeutic exercise. It provides significant opportunities to practice and improve gross and fine motor skills and coordinated movements, especially those involved in vision. And of course, it’s an incredibly fun game that can be naturally incorporated into a social activity or a broader social skills program.” Folks who come in for free play on weekends help to fund Pinball EDU’s educational efforts. So a visit to Frederick’s newest local arcade is literally a win-win!

By Molly Fellin Spence

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Ahead Plenty of buildings in Frederick today existed during all or part of what is commonly referred to as the Victorian era, from 1837-1901. They therefore would have been present to “witness” much history: slavery and flawed native son Roger Brooke Taney; the debut of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”; the Southern rebellion and the Civil War that ended it, as well as Barbara Fritchie and her “old grey head”; the founding of Hood College; and the infancy of domestic electricity use. The list, of course, could be much longer, after all, the Victorian Era was enduring.

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Imagine a populace with top-hat donning, thick goggle-wearing gentlemen and hoop skirtwearing ladies packing “ether” weapons inside of their leather corsets. Let’s imagine, however, that that history

clouds trailing behind. Imagine a populace with

turned out differently. To be more specific, let’s

top-hat donning, thick goggle-wearing gentlemen

consider the last item on that list: electricity.

and hoop skirt-wearing ladies packing “ether”

What if Frederick, alongside the world, had not

weapons inside of their leather corsets.

used electricity to propel themselves into the future? What if they had poured their resources into evolving a more common power source at the time? What if, today, were all using the

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power of steam?

This, of course, is not the Frederick we know. Yet, if this idea appeals to you, don’t fret! This alternative Frederick does exist, albeit for only a few days a year, and within a much smaller perimiter. Consider attending the Key City

That conceit is the backbone of steampunk,

Steampunk Festival, scheduled to be held

a science fiction genre turned lifestyle and

Aug. 17-19 at the Clarion Inn on Holiday Drive.

subculture duing the last 40 years.

I chatted for a few minutes with Doc Stone,

Imagine puffs of steam, shiny copper tubing and

the owner and director of the festival. I met

grinding gears jutting out of those Frederick

h i m at h i s st u d i o o n We st 5 t h S t re et i n

buildings, vehicles puttering down Market Street,

Downtown Frederick.

and machinery of all kinds with their white steam

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VISIT

With the basics out of the way, I was most curious about two things regarding the festival.

I asked Doc about the basics first and found out that it’s the third year of the festival and by

friendly, and second, I wanted to know if costumes were required.

far the largest, as he is expecting upwards of

To the first question, Doc replied with an

“three grand” to attend this year. Steampunk

enthusiastic “absolutely.” He went on to point

aficionados from as far away as the United

out how much fun children have had in previous

Kingdom will be arriving in style to take part in

festivals, and how much he thought they would

shows, concerts, games, food and drink, artwork

enjoy the circus-esque theme of this year’s

sales and much more.

event. (It should be noted that while the festival itself is family friendly, there may be certain activities that are appropriate for adults only within the festival.)

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First, I wanted to know if the event was family


VISIT

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Steampunk aficionados from as far away as the United Kingdom will be arriving in style… you’ll “want to dress up... once [you] see how much fun it is.” As to the matter of costumes, you won’t have

Though I didn’t mention it to him, I looked around

to buy a leather vest or put on shoulder armor to

Doc’s studio to see if I could catch any glimpses

come enjoy the fun. Come as you are, though Doc

of his costume(s) for this year. If any were visible,

did say that you’ll “want to dress up...once [you]

I missed them, unfortunately. However, he did

see how much fun it is.”

mention his costume for the festival this year would probably take a month to construct.

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VISIT

G i v e n m y p e rs o n a l s k i l l a n d k n o w l e d g e , I know I wouldn’t be able to spend a month to make a costume for anything, let alone a steampunk festival. I wonder if I’d be able to borrow the costume I wore for a steampunkinspired play recently so I could blend in? The $15.00 adult price for a one day standard pass offers plenty for both the die-hard fan and the merely curious. Other packages based on age, number of days, and VIP status are also available. For better or worse, Frederick is ultimately powered by electicity. But, at the Key City Steampunk Festival, you’ll find an empowering steam-community worthy of your inquest.

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VISIT

For better or worse, Frederick is ultimately powered by electricity. But, at the Key City Steampunk Festival, you’ll find an empowering steam-community worthy of your inquest.

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Medical Marijuana is a hot-button topic nowadays. Whether you’re a supporter or not, claims that marijuana can treat a variety of ailments from anxiety to Parkinson’s disease have spiked an influx of states legalizing it for medical use as well as new dispensaries in our area: Kannavis in Urbana, Green Health Docs in Frederick, and Euphoria Wellness in New Market. All of them sell quality medicinal marijuana and by-products in a judgment-free and discreet environment, all of them are regulated by the state, and all of them require a Medical

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LEARN

But, isn’t it...like...a drug, man? Well…kinda. Federally, marijuana is classified as a “Schedule 1” substance, meaning that it’s considered highly addictive with no known medical applications; other examples are heroin, LSD and ecstasy. Even the FDA hasn’t declared that marijuana is effective for treating health problems, although it has approved

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two prescription drugs, dronabinol and nabilone, that are based on components of marijuana. H oweve r, t h e D r u g E nf o rc e m e nt Ag e n c y (DEA) won’t likely be paying a visit to our local dispensaries anytime soon, as federal government has de-emphasized enforcement of federal law, in favor of state laws. The State of Maryland has recognized the potential medical benefits from marijuana and has approved it for the treatment of certain qualifying ailments, provided that traditional treatment has not been effective.

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LEARN

So...are we just gonna get like...really high? Nah, probably not. A far cry from what we’d consider a stoner,

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ways to take it depending on preference and medical

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patches, and oils or extracts. A popular option is to

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buy CBD oil, which is extracted from the plant itself,

of the plants themselves. Medical marijuana is

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Tetrahydrocannabinol or “THC,” which is what produces the “high” feeling. CBD-dominant strains of marijuana are associated with treating seizures,

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insomnia, anxiety, and spasticity.

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LEARN

Then...I can just go to my doctor...right? Sorry, it’s not that simple. Since marijuana is federally classified as a Schedule 1 Drug, you can’t just waltz into your primary care physician and get a script for marijuana to fill at a dispensary. Technically, doctors aren’t even legally allowed to write a prescription for medical marijuana, they can only recommend it for conditions that have been approved by the state. So, to legally get your hands on some medical

REFERENCES: To get a list of Medical Marijuana Recommenders: http://www.medchi.org/medcan To Learn More about Laws in Maryland: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/marijuana

marijuana, you must first: • See a doctor that is registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission or MMCC; they are the only ones that can recommend medical marijuana. • Get confirmation from that doctor that you have a condition recognized by the State of Maryland

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to be treatable with marijuana, that conventional

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anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe

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treatments haven’t improved; like cachexia, nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, to name a few. • Obtain a Medical Marijuana (MMJ) card. This is where a good dispensary, like the ones we have in Frederick County, can give you good information and guide you along the way.

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LEARN

So, unfortunately for those who would like to purchase recreational marijuana, you can put that copy of “The Big Lebowski” back up on the shelf, turn down that Snoop Dogg track, and hold off on the family-size doritos. However, for those who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, or seizures, who also haven’t had luck with traditional treatments, this might be worth a try.

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in the winter and typically fly through bottles of

of eco-friendly, Terressentials makes products

lotions, salves, oils, etc, they directed me to their

featuring food-grade, USDA certified, organic

Moisture Cream, which is 100% shea butter. While

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as well as healthy to use on your skin. The owners

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Ever since our honeymoon in Jamaica more than 15 years ago, my husband and I had been seeking a nearby source for delicious Caribbean food, especially the jerk chicken we ate at nearly every dinner

Photography by Molly Fellin Spence

on our vacation. Finally, our search is over, with the opening of Jerk N Jive on East Street in Frederick.

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SAVOR

Entrees ran ge fr om jerk chi cke Anyone seeking a little spice and a whole lot n of warmth can get both at this excellent little restaurant tucked into the middle of a small shopping center not far from Downtown Frederick. The spice comes in the form of jerk salmon and

an ds alm on

jerk chicken, topped with a little of the housemade spicy jerk sauce. Take your meal to the next

The Smiths have a friendly and helpful demeanor

level by adding a little of the sweet jive sauce, too.

and both work hard to accommodate customers’

You won’t be sorry.

tastes. From the moment you step inside the small,

The warmth comes in the form of owners James and Danielle Smith, who opened the restaurant last fall. Danielle’s culinary school background and James’ experience with customer service have combined to create a unique and delicious space in town.

bright, modern space, you feel welcome. Whether you’re a seasoned Caribbean food aficionado or a newbie, there’s no need to feel intimidated. Staff helps you through the menu with a smile, offering up tastes of the dishes and guiding you through options and spice levels. Entrees range from jerk chicken and salmon to coconut shrimp, oxtail and curried goat. Each comes in lunch or dinner size, served over a bed of rice and vegetables and your choice of a bounty

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SAVOR

Photographs courtesy of Jerk N Jive

to c oco nut s hrimp , oxtail and curried goat.

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of amazing sides. You really shouldn’t choose among them – just order them all. Premium sides include plantains with the right amount of tender sweetness, and mac and cheese, which is flavorful and rich. The collards, sweet potatoes and cabbage are each tasty and complementary to the mains as well. A meal here isn’t complete without a batch of cocoa bread. It’s fluffy and slightly sweet and serves as an excellent way to scoop up extra sauce left on your plate. And it’s way more polite than just picking up your dish and licking it all up, which you’re definitely going to be tempted to do.

By Molly Fellin Spence

Jerk N Jive Caribbean Kitchen

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Photographs courtesy of Jerk N Jive

911 North East St., Frederick 240-439-4518 jerknjive.com


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Do you always squeeze in an extra tomato plant, another row of beans or hill of zucchini? It seems like a good idea at the time, until they all start to

produce all at once. Your family, friends and co-workers start to hide as you try to pawn off yet another bag of zucchini or tomatoes. Here is a solution that satisfies your gardening obsession and feeds the hungry in your community. Designate some growing space to a Giving Garden and donate the harvest to your local food bank or pantry.

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Feeding America reports that 41 million Americans struggle with hunger, and many are children and seniors. Gardener’s Supply Company is inviting gardeners to lend a hand and take the “Garden to Give,” pledge to grow food to give to those in need. They surveyed food pantries to find out what types of fruits and veggies people most enjoy eating, and those that store well. You’ll find a simple Giving Garden plan for beets, carrots, cabbage, Swiss chard, kale and winter squash on their website at gardeners.com. Best of all these late maturing vegetables will be ready for harvest all at about the same time, so you can make your donation in just one trip. D o n ’ t l et a l a c k of s p a c e st o p yo u f ro m participating. Plant a row or container of one or more of these vegetables to share; join forces with a neighbor who may have the space, but only

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limited time to garden; or gather a few friends and rent a community garden plot. Together you can grow fresh produce and memories to share. Get the children in your life involved in growing and giving. Gardening increases focus, decreases stress and elevates children’s moods. Giving helps children grow into caring well-rounded adults. Plus, if they grow the vegetables, they are more likely to eat them!

donation to inspire others to follow your lead. Starting in August, you can enter Gardener’s

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Supply’s online “Show What You Share,” photo contest for a chance to win a prize for you and your local food pantry. With the “Garden to Give,” program, everyone who participates is a winner. The real prize is making a difference while doing something you love. Once you’ve experienced the benefits of sharing fresh produce with the hungry in your community, you

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are likely to find yourself making regular donations of garden fresh fruits and veggies to those in need… and feeling great about it, too.

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Every now and again, you just need a little get away. So we are excited to bring you fun, interesting, and sometimes weird people, places and things that exsist past our county’s edges. If it’s within a 2 hour drive from Frederick, it’s fair game.


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Bluegrass in


I’ll admit it. This West Virginia born girl, who played fiddle with her Grandpap growing up, couldn’t figure out why Baltimore would be a destination for a Bluegrass festival.

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Bluegrass is the music of my people; English settlers in 18th Century

Appalachia. What I didn’t know was that just after WWll, many of those immigrants migrated to Baltimore, which actually helped make Baltimore briefly the capital of Bluegrass! The 1950s Baltimore group, the Stoney Mountain Boys, Carnegie Hall. So, I stand corrected. The 6th annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival is a newly expanded two-day bluegrass music, food and family-friendly festival taking place in Baltimore’s Druid Hill park on April 27 and April 28. Winner of the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Event of the Year and 2015 Best Festival by Baltimore Magazine,this two day festival will feature local food

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became the first bluegrass band to appear at


and vendor partnerships with Union Craft Brewery, The Local Oyster, Brick n’ Fire Pizza and Jacks Hard Cider, among others yet to be announced. Three stages and 21 bands will provide a dynamic musical lineup with headlining acts including the Devil Makes Three, The Travelin’ McCourys and The Steeldrivers all of which will provide festival goers with a comprehensive musical experience featuring traditional and progressive bluegrass, folk, and Americana.

Photography above by Brady Cooling Photography

Artists, kid’s games, crafts, and spontaneous jam sessions will be followed by a late night after-party Saturday at the 8x10 featuring more bluegrass music and entertainment. Everything needed to help make the Charm City Bluegrass Festival one of Baltimore’s most family-friendly music festivals of the year.

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WHEN Friday, April 27, 2018 • Doors open at 4 p.m. Friday night festival ends at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 • Doors open at 10 a.m. Festival ends at 9:30 p.m.

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