FiND iT FREDERiCK – Spring 2017

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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.

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X MARKS THE SPOT Savor a taste that takes you back to the time before Prohibition.

A STROLL DOWN PATRICK STREET History remains as you stroll Frederick City’s Patrick Street.

DRAWING ON A PASSION A love for encouraging artistic expression gave this dad inspiration.




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Sometimes when we’re putting together an issue of FiND iT, we focus on the season, or we pick a theme and move on from there. This issue didn’t play out that way at all...and I love it! This issue kind of found us. Every once in awhile, you come across people that actively seek to answer that siren song called passion. They stay a path that they hope will lead them toward a dream that finally becomes reality, sometimes after years of struggle and sometimes by what seems serendipitous. Nearly every article in this issue is about a business or service that started with someone’s dream to serve others. The married couple that wanted to share their Peruvian heritage, the graphic artist dad that wants to help keep the arts alive for kids, the clinical psychologist and his daughters that are devoted to making a difference for those in military service and so many more. Each story more inspiring than the next! So climb out of your box and try that new workout, experience a new cuisine, donate your time and talents to something you believe in. Spring is a time of awakening and renewal, making it the perfect time to reset oneself. We hope as you read through this issue, that you’re inspired to open your mind to new things, and that you feel compelled to take that path toward following your own hopes and dreams.


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GINA GALLUCCI-WHITE is a freelance writer based in Maryland. Her articles have appeared in multiple publications, including regional magazines and newspapers, along the East Coast. She also contributes monthly to USA Today’s 10 Best Washington, D.C. webpage. A West Virginia University graduate, she likes to travel with her family, walk her spoiled dog and dissect episodes of “Game of Thrones.”



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INSTIGATING BAKED SHENANIGANS Serving up a new level of creativity, Rebel’s Kitchen takes baked goods to a new level. If you don’t already follow Rebel’s Kitchen on Facebook or Instagram, start. Now! Beautiful photos abound, starring Mexican hot chocolate macarons, cocktail-inspired cupcakes and pretzel croissants. Yummy food and sassy commentary are paired with a few random adorable puppy pics, too. We could scroll Rebel Kitchen’s feed all day long. Chef Shellie, the elusive rebel with a whisk, seemingly comes from a long line of cooks with a sense of humor. She pinky-swears that she was named after Shellie Beans, the little brown beans inside cans of green beans! Learning her mad skills at the feet of her mom and aunts, Rebel Shellie now does things her own way.

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Rebel’s Kitchen began as a local, home-based farmer’s market business focusing on bread and pastry with a bit of a twist. With a longtime affinity for non-traditional flavors and ingredients, the rebel-in-chief has proclaimed cardamom to be the Robin Leach of spices! This led to a varsity line up that included the before aforementioned pretzel croissants, chocolate espresso brioche filled with smoked tea caramel and soy sauce black sesame chocolate chip cookies among others. Fast forward a few seasons and Rebel’s Kitchen is now a wholesale bakery and caterer focusing on supplying delightfully different treats to local restaurants and businesses as well as corporate meeting breakouts. Because there isn’t a storefront, it’s even more important to follow their every social media move. They keep you clued in to where you can snag their goodies, claim one of the occasional “bakery boxes,” or sign up for a macaron or mini wedding cake class. Rebel’s Kitchen’s bimonthy Community Supported Bakery (CSB) boxes, are a fun and exciting way to sample out-of-the-box flavors while supporting a small, local business. It’s a win-win for all! Again, social media is the way to keep up with this bouncy baker. It’s where they drop all the deets about the CSB, upcoming classes, and special holiday offering that we’re certain you’re gonna want to know about. Shellie is super responsive via Facebook and Instagram, but if you feel the need to reach out and touch someone, her phone number is 240-344-0015. TheRebelsKitchen


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COLLATERAL DAMAGE PROJECT: In his years as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Tim Barclay has seen the effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in post 9/11 military veterans. These individuals experience increased irritability, aggression, changes in personality, social withdrawal and, worst case scenario, they distance themselves from their loved ones. “They don’t know how to connect emotionally anymore which further causes anger,” Barclay explained, “It can turn into domestic violence... breaks families up…[and] renders many people incapable of engaging in the workforce which requires them to be on disability. It wreaks havoc in their lives.”

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PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), anxiety and depression are just some of the mental health conditions Barclay treats in his Forrest, Va.-based practice. A U.S. Army veteran and retired police officer himself, Barclay has a passion for helping veterans and first responders, but has found that providing them with the high-level care they need is difficult. “Treating veterans in my private practice has always been a frustrating experience,” he divulged, “I found that I have not been able to deliver the level of care required because insurance companies don’t pay for it... Everything [covered by insurance] is like a Band-Aid.” He has seen practitioners provide a few sessions pro-bono, but when it comes to PTSD treatments and other mental health care, many patients need clinical intervention at a much higher level. In an effort to deliver the help veterans need, along with diminishing their insurance coverage worries, Barclay founded The Collateral Damage Project (CDP)—a four-week intensive and comprehensive treatment program for active and retired military personnel. While treatment takes place in Virginia, the nonprofit’s administrative offices are based in Frederick. Barclay’s daughter, Frederick resident Stephanie Krop, serves as the nonprofit’s executive vice president. She works on this project with her sister, Brittany, who serves as chief marketing officer. “We realized that a lot of our skills would complement each other to get this project off the ground,” Krop boasted. “We are really excited to be doing this alongside of our father...there are a lot of great veterans’ organizations promoting awareness, so we thought if we combine our expertise, we can actually make a dent and solve this problem.” Every CDP participant gets a complete psychological and neurological evaluation. From the results, a specific treatment plan is created for that individual. Participants are part of psychotherapy groups and noninvasive brain stimulation sessions. The programs run from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m., five days a week for four weeks. The intensity of the treatment varies and creates neurological changes in patients as well as fosters emotional stability and regulation.


“A lot of the veterans that [come to us] are on a lot of medications that literally confound treatment,” Barclay remarked. “With all these different medications, it produces various side effects…[so it is] difficult to determine ‘Are we treating side effects or are these actually symptoms of a disorder?’ [Through our treatment] [w]e are actually able to remove the majority of these medications, sometimes eliminate them totally, but at a minimum [we are] able to get them on the least amount of medications necessary.” Barclay asserts his program “is the only program to exist of its kind in the world.” He continues, “[t]here are a lot of programs out there that provide mental health services to veterans, and they are all very good organizations that provide needed levels of services, but what distinguishes us from them is [that] our care is strictly clinical treatment and the intensity in which the treatment is done [is higher.]” Once participants finish the program, officials coordinate follow up care for up to a year with the patient’s counselors, doctors and psychiatrists so they can maintain their new found emotional and mental stability. Currently, the only patients that receive treatment live in the Forrest, Va. area, but officials are trying to raise $400,000 to build a housing facility to host patients that live across the country. Fundraising efforts include partnering with additional veteran organizations, putting together events and asking for donations. Barclay asserts that the “common misconception about PTSD is that it is a lifelong illness. [That] because you experience it, you are going to have it for the rest of your life…[w]hat we know through research today is [that] PTSD is actually curable. The quicker we can discover it, diagnose it and treat it, the better prognosis we have.



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X marks the spot in Downtown Frederick where you can find authentic, traditionally crafted spirits with names and tastes that take you back to a time before Prohibition.


Photo by David S. Spence, Spence Photographics

That “X” stands for “10,” as in Tenth Ward Distilling Company, at 508 East Church Street, just a few blocks beyond Everedy Square and Shab Row shopping districts in Frederick. Inside the small, white, unassuming building that Tenth Ward occupies you’ll find a variety of distilled spirits for sale (as well as candles, shirts and other related paraphernalia). A free tasting and tour are always at the ready, and so is an impromptu history lesson. Owners Monica Pearce and Kyle Pfalzer chose Tenth Ward’s name, logo, and even the bottles their spirits are sold in with great care and deference to history. Kyle, the distiller, is a student of Civil War and 19th Century American history, and works as a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park when he’s not brewing or distilling. Monica grew up in the area and trained in environmental sustainability before a passion for handcrafted liquor came calling.


Photo by David S. Spence, Spence Photographics

Together, they created their brand by staying true to the area of the city where they are located. It has a gritty feeling and industrial look, and so, therefore, does their logo and brand. Tenth Ward Distilling Company gets its name from a historic twist on its current location. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the City of Frederick was divided into 10 wards. The 10th Ward was home to most of the city’s industrial workforce. Old maps of Frederick show each ward labeled with a Roman numeral—inspiration for the distillery’s utilitarian logo. You’ll see the giant black X emblazoned on the outside of the building, and on each bottle of spirits they sell. And about those bottles? They’re unique, too. Tall and squared off on the edges, they pack a lot of heft and were chosen specifically for their unique character. Speaking of unique characters, sprinkled throughout the distillery tasting area are little pieces of Frederick history. From the map on the wall to the original bottle capper from Everedy Bottling Company, to the wall of “fame,” featuring photos and newspaper clippings about Frederick’s most notorious bootleggers, including “Hoppy” Grove, whose case was taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and “diamond-toothed” Claude Countee, who escaped jail while awaiting trial. While it’s interesting to read about the city’s colorful history with banning booze, Monica and Kyle are grateful Prohibition is behind us. Two winters ago, Frederick lawmakers amended city code to allow for small craft distillery operations to open in the downtown area, paving the way for Tenth Ward and a few others to open since.



Photo by David S. Spence, Spence Photographics

Tenth Ward produces three types of whiskey: two ryes (White Caraway Rye Spirit and 120-proof White Rye) and one corn, all unaged. Applejack is its first and only barrel-aged product. Monica considers the Caraway Rye to be Tenth Ward’s signature product. It’s meant to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. Grab a bottle of the 120-proof white rye and age it at home yourself with one of the pre-made aging kits, complete with your choice of wood and detailed instructions. The corn whiskey has a smoky scotch-like quality. It’s created using traditional methods with corn from an Angus beef farm and malt house in West Virginia. In the late fall and winter, Cerise Liqueur, a bright cherry-flavored spirit, was available for sale. And soon, look for Honeyjack to be released. Kyle has been barrel-aging mead from Orchid Cellar Meadery in Middletown since early fall; it promises to be a unique addition to the distillery’s shelves.





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MONKEY TOOTS AND BEER Twindles Candle Company was first launched in 2002. While setting up at a local fresh market with her art, owner Lori Cullen felt there was a need to offer an additional, affordable craft item. Her lifelong love of candles spurred a journey that included two years of perfecting her soy tin candles alongside her dad. Together, Lori and her dad would set up at farmers markets to sell her candles and a variety of artwork weekly. A return to grad school and giving life to twin boys put her candle making on the back burner. Once the twins landed in preschool, she decided it was time to give new life to “twindles� (name inspired by her twins). The Twindles Candle Company offers a variety of products that feature all natural, hand-poured, small batch soy wax which is highly scented with phthalate free fragrances, and natural cotton wicks. While they are presented in the expected glass tumblers, metal travel tins, and as tarts/


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melts, there is nothing typical about the actual fragrances. It turns out that Lori has quite the sense of humor about scents! Cullen launched her cheeky ManTorch line, aimed at the man’s world, fragrances such as like Bacon, Man-illa, Beer and Cinn-a-man are a huge hit. What exactly does Man Cave smell like, we wonder? Are you having a special event and in need of customized favor for the guests? Twindles can do that too. Perhaps a nice 2oz. Jamaica Me Crazy for that not-so destination wedding or a Monkey Toots tart for your baby shower guests. This small, family-run business has these and many other equally delightful products, as well as other special order items available at quality retail and craft show locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Delaware and online.


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Daniel Dulany, an Irish immigrant and prominent lawyer/land developer of Annapolis dubbed Frederick City’s major eastwest road, Patrick Street in 1745. Soon after came plans for the first federally funded road. Built between 1811 and 1837, Thomas Jefferson’s Historic National Road stretches from Maryland to Illinois. Frederick’s own Patrick Street shares part of its path with this historic road. The National Pike or Route 40, as some know it, has seen much history along its winding path with taverns, homes, and businesses hosting many a wandering traveller, including some wellPhoto by Douglas Via

known historic figures.

An easy, and mostly level, city stroll invites visitors to Downtown Frederick’s energetic mix of historical sites, architecture, brick sidewalks, hip eateries and specialty shops. Along Patrick Street in the heart of downtown, everything from vintage clothing shops, kitschy boutiques, and scrumptious restaurants to the city’s theatre district coexist peacefully with the reconstructed home of local Civil War heroine Barbara Fritchie, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the original 1910 all-in-one trolley depot. To the east lies the Fairgrounds where the famous, or infamous Great Frederick Fair resides every September, and to the west, “The Golden Mile” bustles with shopping centers, chain hotels and a variety of restaurants. While shopping and dining abound all along Patrick Street, visitors should be sure to look up and around! The street features several public art installations and many of the buildings still have their original signage and architectural interest. Sitting on a sidewalk patio enjoying an iced coffee while imagining a horse tethered to a hitching post more than 180 years ago make Patrick Street an eclectic menagerie of history and modernity. It’s a special place that can cradle its history and yet still embrace new and exciting growth. // Melissa Howes-Vitek


Photo by Douglas Via

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CRISP & JUICY A secret recipe sauce made from Rocoto peppers and whole chickens covered in special spices roasted over an open charcoal flame, make this small Peruvian chain a huge hit. The chain was launched in 1989 by Jorge and Carmen Perez. The entrepreneurial couple decided to bring the delicious Latin American taste of their Peruvian chicken to the Metropolitan area in Washington D.C. That first Crisp & Juicy opened in Arlington, Va. Today, there are Crisp & Juicy

Photos by Melissa Howes-Vitek (bottom left, bottom right)

restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Considered a quick-service restaurant (NOT fast food), Crisp and Juicy offers authentic Peruvian fare that features rotisserie chicken al carbon, a traditional dish that originated in Lima, Peru in the 1950s. The distinctive aroma wafts from the kitchen, enticing passers-by to stop and experience the unique flavors of Peruvian cuisine. The consistency that they maintain is said to only be attainable using this traditional method, which makes the restaurant concept a unique and delicious experience. Add a side of fried plantain, sweet potato fries or yucca, and you have a meal made in...well...Peru! Frederick Shopping Center 1305 West 7th Street #24, Frederick 301-662-9300








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With a tag line that proclaims, “Bringing the heat to the meat, and the South to your mouth,” P.I.G.S. BBQ ain’t messin’ around. What began as a full service offsite catering company serving Frederick, Montgomery, Howard and Baltimore counties in Maryland as well as parts of Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. has now transitioned into providing “traditional” sit-down restaurant service as well.


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P.I.G.S. has more than 15 years of experience and a barbecue recipe to die for. It seems anyone who has tasted their food can’t forget the epicurean experience. Catering all parties of the graduation, picnic, reunion, wedding and/or work event kind, P.I.G.S BBQ not only provides deliciously unforgettable barbecue, but they have the amazing ability to successfully cater everything from a small down-home, corn-hole toss type party to an elegant wedding for hundreds of your favorite fancy friends. Guests constantly inquired as to where they could get their next taste! Now those anxious for that next taste no longer need to beg an invite to the neighbors’ next party. In November 2016, the owners decided to open their sit-down restaurant when an opportunity arose to occupy a pre-existing space inside of the Frederick Indoor Sports Center (FISC). The obscure restaurant destination inside of the overhauled snack bar hiding within the sports complex is definitely one of Frederick’s well-kept secrets. We’ll admit it, the location is a little strange, and the mix of live soccer matches and barbecue nachos took a minute to get used to, but WOW this really is good stuff! Everything is made in house. No short cuts are taken in the kitchen, ensuring diners an authentic food experience. All of their barbecue is hardwood smoked in house daily, and all of the sides and barbecue sauces are homemade from scratch. They even pickle all their own vegetables, which brings us to those nachos. These are not like nachos we’ve ever tasted before, and we’ve eaten a ton of nachos. Tortilla chips, check. Barbecue chicken, check. Then comes this wonderful, delightfully light, yet flavorful pimento cheese sauce, followed by pickled jalapeño, pickled onions, pickled tomatoes and black olives. Imagine, if you will, a smoky, pickled, savory sweetness that just won’t quit. The menu offers a variety of ways to sample their barbecue with a by-the-piece, mix and match sampler of sorts. While the standard barbecue type sides are offered, they are anything but typical.


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Collard greens that made a veggie hater swoon, a 7 cheese mac-n-cheese that is still appearing in dreams, and a sweet jalapeno cornbread that would make any southern momma proud. Featuring over 50 bottles and cans and 8 rapidly-rotating draft options, P.I.G.S. BBQ also offers one of the biggest beer lists found in any bar or restaurant in Frederick with a focus on soughtafter and limited release craft beers from both near and far. It also seems worth mentioning that while you are literally dining in the middle of live soccer matches, the open portions of the walls are covered by nets allowing a clear view of the action while ensuring no stray back passes take out your half finished craft beer. The quality of the food, the generous portions, the stellar service provided during our visit by Jimmy D, along with the quirky atmosphere make P.I.G.S. BBQ a place well worth finding! Please be patient with the staff as they try to get away from the smoker long enough to get their website updated to reflect the restaurant’s menu and hours, as well as updating the catering web page. You can find them on Instagram and Facebook using the handle @PIGSBBQ. // Melissa Howes-Vitek (Inside Frederick Indoor Sport Complex) 1845 Brookfield Court, Frederick 240-629-8001


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Meet Sean Clark. An artist and creative soul whose passion for educating kids, including his own, has lead him to create Creative Cricket. Creative Cricket is an online source for parents, teachers, and kids to help foster a love for drawing. Each step-by-step lesson guides the viewer through the basics of creating a cartoon character, a train, or a puppy, etc. all with the goal of providing the stepping stones to understanding the art of drawing.


WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START CREATIVE CRICKET? Well, my three kids LOVE watching me draw. They enjoy watching a blank piece of paper turn into something they recognize—piece by piece—and asking questions along the way. Drawing has been my passion since I was a kid so it makes me happy that they show interest in art. In addition, they (like most kids) love watching videos on YouTube. They scroll through tons and tons of videos and re-watch them so much— even I end up memorizing some of the funny songs, phrases and characters that they find. While they do pick up some linguistic skills, most videos had little/no educational value and that sort of gave me the idea to start my own educational art channel for kids. So, I found a way to make fun videos for them to watch on YouTube, while watching daddy draw, and growing their brains at the same time. My wife came up with the name Creative Cricket and I think it suits what I do perfectly. Crickets are musical, creative creatures. When you hear one, it sounds cool and you appreciate its individual chirp as its way of expressing itself for everyone to hear. But when you hear a bunch of crickets in a field, it’s incredible! You get one big beautiful song—a chorus of crickets sharing,


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communicating and speaking the same creative language. That’s what I want my creative community to be; making art together and sharing inspiration with each other in a creative way. WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND AS AN ARTIST? I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. It has always been my passion and my emotional outlet, but sometimes it got me into trouble, like when I drew constantly during class. It was a bit of a gift and a curse. So consequently, I had to separate my artistic life from my academic life. Over time I drew less and less as I got into other things—like wrestling in high school and college. Drawing took a backseat for a little while, but I started picking up other creative skills like video editing, music production, web programming and graphic design to fill that void. I currently work full time as a graphic designer for the Montgomery County Government. Creative Cricket is sort of my way to give back to my community and help encourage young artists like me. WHAT DO I HOPE YOUR VIDEOS WILL DO FOR STUDENTS? For kids like me, it would be cool to have a way to draw AND listen to the teacher at the same time! So, I hope Creative Cricket keeps young artists drawing, and offers teachers an engaging, creative tool to help reinforce topics they teach in school. I want kids to know that drawing is special, and practicing often uniquely prepares them for real-world skills/professions. There are lots of different types of artists and creators that started off being intrigued by drawing. I also want to help with kids who say “I can’t draw”—because they can—and this might prevent some kids/adults from being turned off to art and perhaps open the door to new possibilities. WHAT’S IN THE FUTURE FOR CREATIVE CRICKET? I want Creative Cricket to be a widespread tool used to supplement classroom learning. With the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) approach gaining traction in schools, my art lessons can be integrated into a curriculum and can be perfect to introduce or reinforce topics, serve as homework projects, indoor recess activities or even summer break extended learning. It’s also a useful resource for homeschoolers, parents and other educators. My plan is to eventually have my kids join me on camera (for some videos) to draw their favorite characters while reinforcing lessons they learn in school. But, I don’t think we will stop at drawing, I foresee Creative Cricket turning into a channel that includes painting, crafts, Lego building, Play-Doh sculpting, music creation, and lots more topics—all the while instilling educational concepts into each lesson. Someday I would love visiting with students in the classroom, at community events, while continuing to grow a strong creative community online. ANYTHING ELSE I THINK READERS MIGHT WANT TO KNOW? Creative Cricket has become my new passion. I never thought it would become what it is now, but it is continuing to grow into something much bigger than I ever imagined. I love creating it, sharing it with kids and providing valuable tools for students/teachers/artists around the world. It would be a dream come true to someday be able to create these videos for a living. Sean’s YouTube channel ( and website provide all of his art lessons for free! If you would like to support the arts in a hyper-local way, you can contribute to Sean’s mission at Patreon ( Your donation will help support every art lesson and help reach more young artists in the making.

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