FiND iT FREDERiCK – Spring 2013

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“French Fare”

Cheese & Wine Pairing


“Mom’s Favorites” Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Pairing




“Summer Sangria”

A Latin-inspired Pairing

njoy a delicious wine and food pairing event this spring at Linganore Winecellars! And don’t miss our Spring Music Festivals on the Winery grounds. Visit for complete festival details! 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-831-5889 / 410-795-6432 Visit us on Facebook!


june 1 • 10am–6pm june 2 • 11am –5pm free admission

301.662.4190 The 20th Anniversary Frederick Festival of the Arts kicks off Outdoor Arts Month in Frederick County! Juried art from over 120 of the nation’s fine artists representing 14 different media, two stages of entertainment, children’s activities, demonstrations, food and more await you along Carroll Creek Linear Park.

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Illustration © Ellen Byrne

Join us on the Creek for a FREE concert with the rockin’ US Naval Academy Electric Brigade.

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

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Spin the Bottle

Taste of Philly

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Angels Among Us

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Photo of my G-parents, Robert and Arlene Howes. Photo by Meredith Lauffer.

“For every person who has ever lived, there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.” Australian poet, Pam Brown My grandparents are amazing people. They are everything good grandparents are...loving, indulgent, supportive...did I say indulgent? Their unconditional love and support helped give my sisters and me the wings to be...well... us. They gladly helped enforce our parents' rules, but always found ways to spoil us rotten just the same. Happy Pappy and GG (as the great-grandkids dubbed them) inspired me to live to the fullest. That FiND iT Adventure Series we launched, featuring yours truly climbing a 30-foot pole, just to jump off of it? That's ALL Happy Pappy's influence! My garden overflowing with brightly colored zinnias? That would be because of GG. They have been married 72 years and unfortunately, I am witnessing what will most likely be their final spring. While my heart is heavy with sadness, I am also grateful to have been their very first grandchild, and to have grown up with these two beautiful, and amazing people in my life. Because of them, I am dedicated to living a big, bold, adventurous life! How about you? Spring is upon us, and Frederick County is a great place to get your adventure on. Rent a kayak and paddle on the Potomac or the Monocacy, go play a round of disc golf, or even just eat in a restaurant you've yet to try. There is a big beautiful world out there, and it starts right here. Remember, as the poet said,”...Glory then in the springs that are yours.”

Melissa Howes-Vitek, Editor



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SPRING 2013 . volume 6 . issue 4 donna elbert PUBLISHER

melissa howes-vitek EDITOR


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Amanda Rodriguez, Social Media,

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Erik McCabe Anderson, Shuan Butcher, Jeanne Marie Ford, Chrissy Moore, Molly Spence, and Ty Unglebower Copy Editor: Molly Fellin Spence CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Barb Campbell, Studio Eleven 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 or visit 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 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.


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hough some people are said to wear their emotions on their sleeves, Stacie Spencer, owner and chief jewelry maker at Stacie Jewelry based in Frederick, prefers for them to be worn around ankles, wrists, or necks. Stacie loves creating her line of jewelry featuring positive messages or whimsical symbols such as cute elephants or darling giraffes. One of her favorite pieces is a bracelet that encourages the wearer to “Follow your dreams.” And that’s just what Stacie tries to do every day. Stacie credits an online art class called Life Book with adding a lot of inspiration to her artwork and jewelry. She works with a form of silver called Precious Metal Clay (PMC), which is fine silver that is ground to a very fine consistency and mixed with water and a binder. The silver is in a soft clay-like form when she creates her pieces. After firing the PMC at a high temperature for several hours in a kiln, the water and binder burn off leaving a strong piece of fine silver jewelry behind. Stacie uses a variety of techniques and procedures to finish her jewelry, including antiquing agents, polishing papers, and photo transfer products.

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In addition to creating jewelry, Stacie teaches art and jewelry classes at The Muse in downtown Frederick and at The Waygoose Redux in Bethesda. Both shops also carry her pieces for sale. When not creating jewelry Stacie spends time with her family, including her two children, Ryan, who is 16, and Madi, who is 10, and her husband of 29 years, Keith, and chasing around her adorable Golden Retriever named Scooby Doo.




1. What ice cream flavor best describes you? Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Caramel Buzz 2. What is your favorite word or phrase? Follow your dreams. 3. What three words would your friends and family use to describe you? Energetic, Passionate, Creative 4.What are you most passionate about? To continuously learn new things and share with other people. 5.Where in Frederick County are you most likely to be found? Starbucks

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Words by Chrissy Moore Frederick likes to EAT! We Frederick folk are a hungry bunch with a barrage of diverse restaurants and food choices! I’d wager that one would be hard pressed to walk 30 paces downtown without seeing, hearing or (what?!) smelling something delightful. Am I complaining? Heck no, I’m a fatty with an appetite. According to Urban Spoon, Frederick city has more than 190 registered restaurants, which is problematic for an indecisive person such as me. Picture it: I’m meeting my sister downtown for dinner when she asks, “Where do you want to go?” I stall, knowing she gets cranky when she a) is kept waiting and b) is hungry. I begin to panic before remembering there’s help out there. I grab my phone and find salvation in one of Frederick's Foodie Blogs. Brilliant! Let’s eat!

Frederick’s foodie blogs are an assorted bunch; there’s something for everyone! After some research, I chose to focus on five blogs offering a wide range of tone, style, and feature: (A)Musing Foodie, Frederick Foodie, Taste Frederick, Fred Foodie, and EatBitch Blog. These blogs, and bloggers, have varying personalities and objectives when it comes to food. Hopefully you find something relatable, so you, too don’t panic when asked, “Where do you want to eat?”



SAVOR iT! (A)Musing Foodie ( is a kitchen sink blog. Mastermind Liza Hawkins combines foodie talk, recipe reviews, kid-friendly food and TV-inspired cooking adventures. My favorite of (A)Musing Foodie’s posts is the American Food Holiday series. February 10th was National Cream Cheese Brownie Day! How have I lived so long without celebrating such a momentous day?! Next year, cream cheese brownies for all! (A)Musing Foodie offers readers enough lightweight, snarky banter to bring even the most novice cooks into the kitchen. Recipes are relatively quick to prepare and cook in under an hour. Recently, (A)Musing Foodie paid homage to PBS’ hit series Downton Abbey. Check out the blog for details (I can’t give everything away!). (A)Musing Foodie lives up to its name, it is thoughtful and witty while providing candid reviews and excellent ideas about food. Taste Frederick ( offers restaurant guidance with splash of local history and community outreach. Blogger extraordinaire and Taste Frederick Food Tour creator Sarah Withers offers insight into Frederick’s local restaurants with the pride and joy only a hometown heart can offer. Taste Frederick provides readers with an informative look into Frederick’s many and varied tastes. Withers refers to the blog as a resource; all the establishments found on Taste Frederick are a sure-fire bet for those who cringe at the thought of leaving their favorite food haunts in search of something fresh and new. Not only is Taste Frederick an enlightening resource, it also connects readers to the downtown community. Taste Frederick offers solid food intelligence, a hometown perspective and a contagious community pride. Check out the blog for more information, and don’t forget to “taste your way through Frederick,” on a Taste Frederick food and cultural walking tour. I’ve got my ticket, how about you? Guess what… men eat too… AND they blog. Shocking, I know. Fred Foodie ( started blogging about Frederick’s food and wines six years ago, at a time when most of us had to wait for a newspaper review (how archaic!). Fred Foodie reviews food with a clear, consistent voice. This man knows what he likes, and is not afraid to honestly express his thoughts. Dining experiences are reviewed on five key ingredients: service, ambiance/décor, food, drink and value. No chain restaurants allowed! When I first visited this blog, its dark background colors made me think Fred was a bit stuffy (so UN-Frederick), but as I read, Fred’s laid-back, caustic blogger personality was


SAVOR iT! revealed and I found myself nodding and laughing. In addition to food reviews, Fred reviews books, events, specialty items and above all… wine. As beer drinker who knows little about wine, this blog has become an amazing wine resource; this man knows his wine! Fred Foodie also hosts a running Hidden Gems series spotlighting those tucked away joints only the cool kids seem to know about. Fred Foodie is sure to give you an honest, forthright perspective on Frederick’s food, while providing a few good chuckles. Frederick Foodie ( (don't get it twisted with Fred Foodie) is a candid, personable blog written by Frederick’s favorite culinary coach, Chef Christine Van Bloem of the Kitchen Studio Cooking School. This blog recently received a second-place shout out in Frederick Magazine’s “Best of Frederick” issue! Readers can expect to be enchanted by Van Bloem’s friendly, quirky style while gaining an appreciation and understanding of all things food. The blog’s tagline, “Just because I work in food doesn’t mean I’m tired of talking about it,” sums up the playful passion for food, people and life bursting from this blog. Frederick Foodie cheerfully engages readers with some restaurant reviews, but the heart of this blog centers on Van Bloem’s foodie adventures. As a reader, I got a free ticket to Italy, I was welcomed into the White House and I have had a front-row seat at the Kitchen Studio, all without getting off my couch. Man, I love the interweb!


SAVOR iT! And finally, not for the faint of heart, (drumroll please) I give you the infamous EatBitchBlog ( Eatbitch is written by a husband/wife dynamic duo who mysteriously call themselves Jay and Kay. These self-professed non-foodies keep it real; this is NOT your mother’s blog, nor is it the right blog for those with sensitive ears (eyes?). It is, however, hilarious. EatBitch is full of biting sarcasm and sharp husband/ wife repartee. Although their identities are shrouded in mystery, their restaurant reviews are razor sharp and honest to a fault (is it possible to be too honest?). The exchanges between these two lovebirds are a rollicking good time, if you’re cool with a bit of harmless profanity here and there. Kay and Jay created a blog for other faux foodies seeking entertaining, snob-free restaurant reviews. Their goal was to post the things we all think in our heads but are too cautious, or perhaps well mannered, to say aloud. They have reviewed restaurants in Frederick, Louisiana and Delaware. One note of caution for any restaurateurs, don't make Jay wait for a refill, he gets grumpy. EatBitch is a spicy blog packed with wry personality and frank restaurant reviews. There you have it folks, five totally different Frederick food blogs. Each one has its own personality, style and flair. Each one views food in a different manner, each shares thoughts, insights and love of food/drink with unique personality and flair. Go out and read, explore your Frederick foodie blog options and see what you find. Finding the perfect food blog for your personal appetites is just as important as locating that perfect go-to, never-lets-you-down restaurant. Now go forth and find the one that works for you. I wish you good eats, good fun and happy blog surfing.


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SHARE iT! Those who lament the lost art of letter-writing and bemoan the death of the U.S. Postal Service have never met Janet Lung. As community liaison to the charity Breast Cancer Awareness – Cumberland Valley (BCA-CV), Lung serves as a professional matchmaker. Where Dolly Levi famously arranged marriages, Lung gives newly diagnosed breast cancer patients a lasting source of hope and support. The Angels Program of BCA-CV, serving parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland (including Frederick), pairs letter-writers with women who are beginning chemotherapy or radiation after surgery. For the duration of her treatment, which typically lasts 6 to 18 months, each patient will receive a weekly letter from a volunteer Angel. An Angel does not have to be cancer survivor, Lung explains – indeed most are not. She just needs to be “someone with a good heart.” And while all of the current Angels are women, Lung adds that she wouldn’t turn away a male volunteer. To begin, Lung provides each Angel with available patient information as well a welcome card and a final card that will herald the end of the treatment process. The rest is up to the individuals. While sending a weekly card is the only given expectation, some Angels go far beyond, fashioning hand-made cards, sending small gifts, or volunteering to make meals. “The patient might not be feeling her best,” Lung says, “and it helps put a smile on her face, to realize she’s not doing this on her own, that there’s someone there to help her through it.” Lung mentions one patient who needed to be hospitalized far from home. “Her Angel wanted her to be able to have contact with her family, so she gave her a cell phone. Different things like that happen all the time,” she says. While many Angels never meet face-to-face, sometimes lasting friendships are formed, with the women having lunch dates years after treatment is finished. “It’s uplifting when I find out that they’ve communicated, that there’s a connection,” she says. “I have no way of knowing whether two people are going to click.“



SHARE iT! Often Angel recipients volunteer to return the moral support that they received from afar during treatment. In addition to the Angels program, they may help with the organization’s toll-free Hopeline or facilitate local support groups. BCA-CV offers a wide variety of other services to women and their families. “Everything we do is free,“ Lung notes. Early detection education and services are readily available. Following a new diagnosis, each patient will meet with a knowledgeable volunteer and receive a treatment handbook with information about the most commonly prescribed therapies. A bra bank with prosthetics is available to women with financial need. If a patient requires chemotherapy, she will also be fitted with a wig and given a care kit for it. (The wig bank is offered to women diagnosed with other forms of cancer, as well.) For patients who are too fatigued or ill during treatment to cook, there is the Dinner’s Ready program, which provides gift cards through a partnership with Jersey Mike’s and Martin’s grocery store in Hagerstown. Other assistance may also be provided to women experiencing economic hardship. An organization providing so much to the community relies heavily on the support of volunteers. Donations of wigs, turbans, and hats are always welcome. Volunteers can help with a purse auction and golf tournament in May and a fundraising walk in the fall. Administrative assistance is also needed in the Hagerstown office on a weekly basis. While most volunteer work requires a significant commitment of time and energy, writing a card requires very little besides a generous spirit and a desire to help. Become an Angel and see for yourself how a few words of support can make a huge difference in the life of a stranger—and maybe your own, as well. Breast Cancer Awareness – Cumberland Valley 323 East Antietam Street, Suite 101 Hagerstown, Maryland 21701 301-791-5843 or 1-800-963-0101



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Taste of Philly

Photo by Barb Campbell, Studio Eleven Photography

As one of Frederick's newest lunch spots, Philly Rabe's is intent on serving as authentic a Philly-style sandwich as possible; with a twist. Broccoli rabe, a vegetable typically found on a chef's menu, is sauteed to perfection and added to several of their creations. However, it is the bread that they say, makes all the difference...and it is good stuff! Fresh, soft, and pretty darn close the the original inspiration. 241 N. Market Frederick, MD 21701 301-663-1234



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supported in part by: Maryland State Arts Council, Washington County Arts Council • City of Hagerstown

You’re invited to these great events in 2013: Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park July 4, 2013

Augustoberfest August 24 - 25, 2013

Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park October 12, 2013

Events subject to change.

The City of Hagerstown

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

Heritage and History Events at the Shrine this Spring! TAKE OUR EXCLUSIVE CIVIL WAR TOUR * Miracles Amid the Firestorm Bell and History Days, April 6 & 7 Children’s activities, tours, ring the heritage bells, and stamp you Bell and History Day passport! Handbell Festival, Sunday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Basilica. Nursing a Nation Divided, April 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn how the Sisters and Daughters of Charity served as nurses to soldiers on both sides during the war as we host The National Civil War Medicine Museum, Rose Hill Manor and other living historians for this interactive event. Heritage Days, June 28 - 30 Living historians, period craftsmen and vendors, Civil War tours, and a performance by the Williamsport Band on Sunday at 4 p.m.

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g n i k Words By Erik McCabe Anderson Goodbye soul-crushing, isolated cubicle. Adios, expensive office building that can squelch a small start-up company before it ever starts up. Farewell, makeshift home office, with your domestic distractions and unprofessional climate for hosting clients. Coworking has come to town!



ViSiT iT! Never to be left behind the cutting-edge of modern life, Frederick recently became host to two extraordinarily creative endeavors that turn the dusty old corporate model of doing office work on its head. Cowork Frederick and the Business Factory of Frederick provide all of the amenities of productive working offices with none of the drawbacks. But these innovators are about more than just saving money on overhead. When I first heard of the concept, I thought that it was basically the same deal as temp workers – there when you need them, not costing you when you don’t – only with office space. What I didn’t imagine before talking with the folks involved in these ventures was that they are reinventing the very character of the modern professional and the relationship between the “office worker” and the community. Basically, professionals used to either work for companies with physical spaces where they collaborated with other workers in the same professions on big projects (think "Mad Men"), or they worked at home or from private offices for themselves (think lawyers, CPAs, artists, writers) where they mostly stayed within the boundaries of their own heads. The advent of the information age created the telecommuter, who works for a central company without the commuter’s daily rat race. The 21st century coworker combines AD the TKbest aspects of all of these models to create something altogether new.

AD TK introduced me to a group of Julia Ferguson, owner of Cowork Frederick, independent professionals who each work separately in totally different fields, but who work in communal spaces where they can socialize and bounce ideas off each other. This opens up new possibilities that they never would have considered if they were either working alone or working solely with people in their own companies or industries. For instance, if a telecommuting computer programmer



ViSiT iT! and a self-employed architect work in the same space and share ideas, they might join forces to develop new software for designing building blueprints. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about the practicality of so many folks working on different projects in the same room while engaged in continual banter. I couldn’t imagine trying to write an article with people talking around me, but I soon discovered that it doesn’t quite work in the way you might expect. The common room is only one of the many comfortable professional-grade workspaces available at Cowork. Folks who have memberships or day passes wander in and out of the common area to catch up with each other while doing light work such as answering e-mails. As they start to chat about their various work-related conundrums, they help each other reach new solutions and innovations. Once they feel inspired, they can either put in their ear buds as a sign that they are absorbed in their work and not to be bothered, or they can take advantage of the private single-occupant work spaces upstairs to quietly focus on their new ideas for as long as it takes to get the job done. I actually got a taste of this phenomenon first hand while talking with one of the Cowork members, Jennifer Gerlock, AD TKthe social media editor for "Frederick Gorilla," a local magazine. She asked me about the little voice recorder that I was using to capture the interview, and that got us talking about various professional ADa casual TK five-minute chat, she learned about note-taking technologies. Just from the pros and cons of my recorder, and I learned about new speech-to-text software that I hadn’t heard of before. Now I’m looking into several cool options that will increase the efficiency of my info-gathering and note organization. While Cowork Frederick is geared a bit more toward individual workers such as freelancers and telecommuters, the Business Factory of Frederick approaches coworking from a slightly different angle by using the immense space of a former factory as a home for small professional start-up companies and for hosting really awesome public events. Factory owner Peggy Richman told me that she wants to create an environment where both for-profit and non-profit groups come together to share ideas and benefit from each other’s experience, and that such opportunities would be rare in traditional single-entity offices.



ViSiT iT! HEADER! SECTION Like Cowork, the Factory has many workrooms with the typical office amenities (phone, wi-fi, printers, etc.) that member companies can use for traditional office work when they need to, but several of their clients, such as an artistic co-op, use the large warehouse-like portion of the building for more creative purposes, such as hosting art workshops for teenagers. The building also features a technologically equipped classroom that can be used by clients for training sessions or presentations, and it has already been booked by educators who want to provide free classes to the public. You don’t see a lot of office spaces open to the public, but if you think about it, how could businesses not benefit from being exposed to potential customer bases? Despite their slightly different focuses, Cowork and the Factory both hold a unifying principle at their cores: the worker unbound. For decades, professionals from psychologists to CEOs have debated the ideal conditions for human productivity. Does group brainstorming really work, or is dedicated private concentration the trick? Do people work better in open or closed spaces? Is office space worth the rent, or should everyone work from home? Do peers or outsiders provide the best feedback? It would seem that coworking has at long last provided the final answer to these questions – whatever feels right to you at the time. Cowork Frederick 122 E. Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701 301-723-5165 Business Factory of Frederick 801 N. East Street, Suite 6A
 Frederick, MD 21701
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FREDERICK FAIRGROUNDS JUNE 14 & 15, 2013 (4-10pm)


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Spin the bottle

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Don't miss downtown Frederick's newest wine shop. Spin The Bottle Wine Company is a contemporary wine and beer store in a historic setting. Tucked behind a small alleyway in the heart of downtown Frederick, this hidden jem offers quality products at affordable prices. It also offers years of knowledge in the wine industry. (Just ask Spin the Bottle's friendly "Wine Guy," and he'll have an answer for anything you need to know!) In addition to wines, the shop also offers craft beer (many brewed locally), mix-and-match wine cases, as well as tastings every Friday. 220 E Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701 301-732-5800



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Words By Shuan Butcher Frederick’s most famous resident Francis Scott Key was, first and foremost, a lawyer. But he was also a poet. And the piece that became America’s national anthem wasn’t the only poem he wrote. However, “The Star Spangled Banner” obviously was the most notable one. And Key's original manuscript will be on public display in Frederick for the first time this June. But how much do we know about the man? Hopefully more than the fact that we have a mall, baseball team, car dealership, boulevard, and other businesses named after him.

Francis Scott Key was born in Terra Rubra, which was part of Frederick County at that time (now part of Carroll County). Growing up, he often visited Fredericktowne as it was the second largest city (after Baltimore) in the state, the same as it is today. In fact, he was baptized at Trinity Chapel in downtown Frederick and began his married life here. He opened up a law practice and argued cases at the old courthouse and he appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court with some pretty high profile cases. In fact, it was his legal prowess that put him in the position to write “The Star Spangled Banner”. You know the story (or at least learned it in school). Key was in Baltimore to negotiate the release of an American civilian imprisoned by the British and was WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


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on a British ship during the Battle of Baltimore. From there, he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13-14, 1814. At “dawn’s early light,” Key was able to see the American flag still waving and was inspired to write a poem based on his experience. Copies of the poem, "Defence of Fort McHenry," were immediately circulated around Baltimore and then published in the Baltimore Patriot on September 20, 1814, and papers across the country thereafter. Key fit the poem to the tune of “To Anacreon in Heaven,” a popular drinking song at the time. The following month, an actor sang Key’s new song in public and called it “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Our National Anthem

Key’s song immediately became popular and he became one of the first celebrities in American life. However, it was more than 100 years before the song received any official designation when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed “The Star Spangled Banner” as the official anthem of the Armed Forces. This executive order required military bands to play it. It was during the 1918 World Series that the national anthem entered the American sports scene. A military band happened to play “The Star Spangled Banner” during the seventh inning stretch of the first game, which happened to pit the Chicago Cubs against the Boston Red Sox. Soldiers and sailors snapped to attention, and the crowd got silent. By the fourth game of the series, the band was playing the song at the start of the game. And finally a Congressional resolution, signed by President Herbert Hoover in March 1931, made “The Star Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States.

War of 1812 BiCentennial Commemoration

“Francis Scott Key is Frederick’s best known native son. As the state and nation commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, it is great to showcase his connection to our great city,” said John Fieseler, executive director of the Tourism Council of Frederick County. For this reason, the Tourism Council of Frederick County is undertaking a new project to interpret Francis Scott Key’s connection to our town 15 months prior to the actual 200th anniversary of Key completing his famous work.



ViSiT iT! Activities will culminate around Flag Day (held each year on June 14). That weekend, a number of activities are being scheduled, including the actual manuscript written by Key being on display in Frederick. Only two copies are suspected to exist, one belonging to the Library of Congress and the other owned by the Maryland Historical Society. The latter version will be traveling to Frederick for the first time and will briefly reunite with the poet lawyer as it rolls into town. Local residents will have a chance to see Key’s original Star-Spangled Banner manuscript 199 years after he wrote it. In addition, a new guide/tour brochure is being developed, providing visitors an opportunity to explore 10 Key Sites. “Francis Scott Key’s Frederick” is a self-guided tour of sites related to Francis Scott Key or the War of 1812. New interpretive panel sites including Court House Square, Mount Olivet Cemetery, the Hessian Barracks, and Harry Grove Stadium are included on the tour. For example, Frederick's Mount Olivet Cemetery is the final resting place of Francis Scott Key, and the cemetery also has an impressive monument dedicated to “The Star Spangled Banner” author. Four new interpretative markers will be dedicated at Mount Olivet Cemetery, thanks in part to support from the Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation. “These new markers will greatly enhance the appeal and improve the visitor experience,” said Ron Pearcey, foundation president. “They will help provide more answers to folks visiting the grave site.”



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And, an interpretative marker will also be installed at Harry Grove Stadium, connecting the national anthem to baseball history. The marker, which will be placed outside the main gates, will be unveiled at a ceremony prior to the game on June 14 against the Potomac Nationals. “The national anthem is played at the start of each baseball game and it has extra meaning at our games since Key is our team’s namesake,” said Dave Ziedelis, general manager for the Frederick Keys. Author Jefferson Morley, who spoke in Frederick back in the fall, has stated that Francis Scott Key is the most unknown famous person in American history. But not here in Frederick or in Maryland, and this commemoration will prove how important Key is in our community. The Tourism Council of Frederick County project is made possible with support from the Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation, Mount Olivet Cemetery, and a National Scenic Byways program grant (Frederick sits on the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway). For more information about the scheduled activities, visit



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Schedule of Events

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Friday, June 14, 2013

1 p.m. - Mount Olivet Cemetery - As part of marker dedication ceremonies at Mount Olivet Cemetery on Flag Day, the manuscript will be carried to the Francis Scott Key Monument located over Key’s grave. 2 p.m. - Frederick City Hall - Following the 1 p.m. Mount Olivet Cemetery Francis Scott Key marker dedication, the manuscript will be transported to Frederick City Hall where it will be on hand for the 2 p.m. unveiling of a Courthouse Square marker that discusses Key’s connections to that neighborhood. 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Frederick City Hall - The manuscript will then be on public display inside City Hall from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. 6 p.m. - Harry Grove Stadium - At 6 p.m., another marker will be unveiled in front of Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, home of the Frederick Keys minor league baseball team. This marker discusses the connection between “The Star Spangled Banner” and professional sports, as well as noting that Key is the namesake of the ballclub.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Frederick City Hall - “The Star Spangled Banner” manuscript will be on display in Frederick City Hall. Exhibits will provide background information about Key and the song. Staff from the Maryland Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions. 10 a.m. - Frederick Visitor Center - An exhibit that features a fragment of one of the British bombs that exploded over Fort McHenry will be unveiled at the Frederick Visitor Center. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Frederick Visitor Center - Guided tours of “Francis Scott Key’s Frederick” will be offered. The 90-minute tour will begin at the Frederick Visitor Center and include sites related to Key’s time in Frederick as well as his final resting place.



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Where do you think you would have to go if you wanted to see critically acclaimed independent artistic short films AND get to meet the filmmakers? No, stop booking those tickets to France. Well‌ OK, go ahead and book them, but not before you enjoy a fantastically artistic weekend at our very own Frederick Film Festival at the Weinberg Center for the Arts! WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


SECTION ViSiT iT! HEADER! The goal of the Festival is “to bring quality and under-screened film that may not normally come to the area,” said Walter Chalkley, the Festival’s director. “It’s supposed to be a weekend of good film and music and entertainment that gets people out and talking about the films.” And in one whirlwind of a weekend in June, it certainly accomplishes that goal. During those two days, festivalgoers can see 60 independent foreign and local films in such diverse genres as comedy, drama, sci-fi, thrillers, shorts, animation, and documentaries. Many of the features receive their world premiers at the Festival, but there are also several others that have already earned awards and critical acclaim at other festivals worldwide. I thought it was neat that the makers of several of the foreign films travel all the way to Frederick for the festival to talk with the audience about the significance of their films and the challenges of producing them on an independent budget. Some of the films might strike you as bizarre, such as "Cholita Libre," a film that examines a type of traditional Bolivian female wrestling, while others are well-nigh world-changing. For instance, a film called "Semper Fi" brings attention to water-quality issues at Camp Lejeune in South Carolina, an area known for high infant mortality and the single highest concentration of male breast cancer in the world. Chalkley said that prior to the production by director Jerry Ensminger, the Marine Corps would never go on record regarding the water contamination on base. But within a month of the film’s public showing at the Festival, Congress admitted to the problem and acted to fix it. Chalkley said that the Festival also provides an important opportunity for audiences to connect with films from the local area that they might not otherwise experience. He said in the past few years they have features filmed sets in Baltimore and Washington areas, but also several based right here in Frederick County. Several seasons ago, the Festival held a special showing of the "Blair Witch Project," the national blockbuster set in Burkittsville and filmed largely in upper Montgomery County, and the audience got the chance to meet one of the directors, Ed Sanchez. Getting the opportunity to meet with a nationally recognized filmmaker at a local theatre is not a bad deal for a $20 ticket!



SECTION HEADER! ViSiT iT! The Festival is also an important first step for many local aspiring young filmmakers, as several spots are always reserved for shorts by Frederick County highschoolers. Chalkley said that the Festival has experienced rapid growth in just three seasons, and has attracted a substantial out-of-state following because of the notoriety of its films in some artistic circles. Still, he fears that many locals are unaware of the Festival or else think that several of the live music events that take place during the Festival constitute the main event. “If you want to see blocks of quality film, and have things to talk about and have people to talk about it with, then the main weekend of the festival would be the time to come,� he said.

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Lara Prescott is the founder of the Salon, and moderator for Monday night meetings. A social media consultant for progressive political campaigns, Prescott started the writers group via in January 2012. Before using MeetUp. com, she had little luck. "When I first moved to Frederick from D.C.," she said, "I put up fliers around town looking for writers to start a group. After a few weeks, I received just one reply." Just a week after the salon's launch as a MeetUp group, however, more than 30 writers expressed an interest; 106 writers as of December 2012 have signed up. Those 106 writers of course do not meet at one time. The maximum number for any one meeting is 13. Seats fill up fast via the RSVP function on the salon's MeetUp page. Authors submitting their stories automatically receive a place at the next meeting. (Usually no more than four authors can submit their work for review at one time.) Only nine writers attend this particular evening. We'll be discussing just two short stories this time, as well as article about famous writers and their craft. This meeting is a subdued, casual affair. Though always informal, the meetings are not always so relaxed. On an evening with maximum attendance they can be much more animated. Furthermore, if the Coffee Company itself is crowded, (some evenings there isn't a seat to be found), the dynamic of the group changes even more. By necessity it becomes a louder but more focused event.




And that's one of the most appealing aspects of the Salon; despite all of the conditions that contribute to the nature of any given Monday, Prescott strives to create an atmosphere that is fair and welcoming to everyone. Still, some evenings are more successful than others, depending on the mix of personalities. For Prescott there is an ideal. "The right mix of writers who are genuinely interested in learning from each other to improve on their craft, as well as to help others improve theirs." Since joining, I've submitted three of my short stories to the group. I can say that I've received positive, helpful, encouraging feedback on all three. Like most in the group I try to provide the same to the others when they submit. I want to enhance the writing of other authors if at all possible, and the Writers Salon has proven to be quite the effective medium by which to do so. To ensure fairness in pursuit of that goal, there is a structure to every meeting. A writer must submit a 5-10 page story at least a week in advance. Computer files of the story are then provided on the salon's MeetUp page for the attendees to download and read. At the meeting, the author may give a brief introduction to the work, but must then remain silent for 20 minutes as the group responds to the piece. (For this purpose, an egg timer shaped like a carrot is usually employed.) At the end of that time the author is free to respond to questions and to make comments. "My golden rule for workshopping," Prescott explained, "is if it's not useful to the writer, then keep it to yourself. As a moderator, I always remind the group that we are to critique the writing and not the writer."




Critiques are confined to matters of impact, character, and plotting. Minor grammar issues, punctuation and spelling are not explored at the salon meetings. As the salon wraps up its first full year, Prescott has expressed aspirations for its future. "I would love to have more events, host genre-specific workshops, and bring guest speakers to the group in the future." She also mentioned that as the membership grows, she'll be looking for more people to help organize such future activities. I'd recommend the Frederick Writers Salon for writers of all skill levels, experiences and backgrounds. So long as you possess an open mind about your fiction, and a desire to help others with theirs, you'll fit right in.




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Discs, or Frisbees as many call them, have a good rep. They bring thoughts of long days at the beach, tossing a disc with a friendly dog. So, when my older brother invited me to play a round of disc golf one beautiful May afternoon many years ago, though I’d never heard of the game, I thought, “Sure! Sounds like fun. How hard could it be?” We met his friend, Ted, on the course at a local park. I should have known I was in over my head when Ted opened his bag and displayed half a dozen discs of different colors, sizes, and weights and debated which to use for his first throw. (There are different types of discs?!) Here I was, assuming we’d spend a half-hour or so throwing around a Frisbee and call it a day. Nope. Just like “regular” golf, disc golf courses have 18 holes. And we were going to play each and every one. Several hours later, bored out of my mind, sunburned and irritable, I got back into my brother’s car and swore I’d never play the blasted game again. Fast-forward about 15 years, and I find myself stifling a shudder when a friend mentions to my husband that Frederick County is home to several great disc golf courses. (Is there such a thing as a great disc golf course, I wondered.) My husband was so enthusiastic about the idea, I decided to give it another try. I told myself I would play a few “holes” and then duck under a shady tree to relax until he was done playing. But, a funny thing happened… we actually had fun. And now, we regularly take our 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter to disc golf courses for 9 holes, or sometimes more, and genuinely enjoy it. We even own a few different kinds of discs now.



MOVE iT! Similar to “ball golf,” in disc golf, there are putters, mid-range, and drivers. You tee off and take as many throws as you need to reach the hole, which is actually a large metal basket. Plenty of people take the sport very seriously (there’s even a Professional Disc Golf Association and actual professional disc golf players). But plenty of other people (my family included) just play for fun. It’s a great, nearly free, family-friendly outdoor activity. So, with all of that said, here’s where to go to try out disc golf in Frederick County: • Heritage Farm Park: on Devilbiss Bridge Road, across from Glade Elementary School in Walkersville; a mostly, flat, lightly wooded course, established in 2006. • Middletown Park: 7628 Coblentz Road, in Middletown; a mostly open and flat 18-hole course, established in 1996. According to, this is a great course for beginners, and families, as it can handle strollers, and leashed dogs are allowed. • Woodsboro Regional Park: off Md. Routes 550 and 194, in Woodsboro; a scenic 9-hole course with strong elevation changes, wooded and open holes, and some water. The PDGA also publishes and sells an annual course directory, and manages and maintains a free online directory of disc golf courses.




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Undoubtedly one of the hottest events (literally and figuratively) in the area each summer is the Frederick Festival of the Arts. And this year promises to be hotter than ever, as the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary! More than 100 fine artists and craftsmen from across the country will line Carroll Creek Linear Park on June 1 and 2, offering their wares for sale. The festival includes artists representing 12 different media, including: jewelry, photography, painting, glass, wood, metal, drawing, digital, sculpture, fiber, and other forms of mixed media. The festival also includes two stages of musical performances, theatrical performances, children’s art activities, and, of course, lots of awesome food and a beer tent. WHEN: Saturday, June 1:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2:11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Carroll Creek Linear Park, between Court and East streets. Downtown Frederick The Festival is an open-air event and all walkways around the show are fully handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is also available in and around the City of Frederick. For more information, to be added to the festival’s mailing list, or to volunteer at the festival, contact the Frederick Arts Council at 301-662-4190, or by email at




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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 | 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 June 30, 2013.

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

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Fall 2013 Programs

For more info call: 301-663-3437 or e-mail “Come home to Beth Sholom”

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 • Free Local Calls • Hairdryer

• In-Room Safe • Maid Service • Remote Control TV w/ Movie & 50 Cable Channels • 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

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


Shop & Dine Matsutake • Starbucks • T.G.I. Friday’s Macaroni Grill • IHOP • Noodles & Company Jerry’s Subs and Pizza • Chipotle

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

Hagerstown-Washington County, Maryland Welcomes Spring...and You!

History, Heritage, Civil War Battlefields, & Enjoy Great Shopping! Hagerstown-Washington County is home to five National Parks, eight State Parks, over thirty museums, and great shopping at Hagerstown Premium Outlets and unique downtown stores. Art and culture abound, including at the award-winning Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Visit our Civil War battlefields and historic sites, check out our many reenactments, and explore Civil War Trails (Antietam, Retreat from Gettysburg, John Brown's Raid, Ransom of Hagerstown, and more)! Hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking, camping, and great hotels and B&B's. Come and see our Visitor Welcome Center at 6 North Potomac Street in Hagerstown, or stop by the Newcomer House Exhibit and Visitor Center on Route 34 at the Antietam National Battlefield! • 888-257-2600