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frederick? Every issue of FiND iT Frederick magazine features a photo of someplace around the county. This issue is no different, except that this issue has a mega-version on page 23! Head over to that page for all the details on how to win. Now, on to the winner of the last WHERE iS iT? Congrats to Darby Williams! She was the first to correctly identify the location of the woman's face sculpture as the tree in front of Wag's on S. Market Street. See...it pays to look up every now and again. Now go roam the county, and tell us where this is. Be the first to correctly identify the location, and email your answer to email@example.com and you'll gain bragging rights!
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“Summer's lease hath all too short a date.”
-William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets
While the Bard spoke the truth about the fleeting days of summer, it doesn't mean you can't squeeze every ounce of pleasure from each delightful, sun-lit moment. Summertime in Frederick County blossoms with not only flowers and fields of corn and soybean, but also with festivals, farm tours, wine tastings, and backyard barbeques too! Every weekend creates a dilemma as to what event or experience is a “can't miss”. This issue is once again filled with great places to go and fun things to do. Whether it's a visit to South Mountain Creamery followed by a cold, fresh ice cream cone, or a hands-on tour of the Rose Hill Children's Museum, Frederick County has something for everyone. We certainly can't promise that experiencing everything the summer in Frederick County has to offer can actually slow down its passing, we can guarantee that it will help make every hot, sun-drenched, precious moment count.
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The Great Frederick Fair Special Edition! As a regular reader of FiND iT Frederick, you know all about the photo identifying game we play each issue... the one where you email us the correct answer, and someone wins a gift card. Well this issue we're having a special version as a part of the Great Frederick Fair! Fill in your answers to the photos then turn the page and fill in all the other stats. Tear out the page and bring your entry to our booth during Community Day at the Fair on Wednesday, September 18th. We'll then have a variety of drawings from all of the correct entries! Lots of fun prizes to give away...and don't worry...you need not be present to win. We'd much rather you enjoy the Fair! WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM
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There are two kinds of people. The ones that walk hurriedly down crowded, littered streets, stepping on and around everyone and everything in their path, paying little attention to anything but their hurried, hectic existance. Then there are those like Goodloe Byron, who stop to photograph someone's long lost hat that lies trampled and abandoned in the street, perhaps viewing it as an ironic statement as the bright red hat clearly displays the owner's name scrawled in black ink under the broken brim. Or...is it just a dirty, old hat? On paper, Goodloe Byron is a local Frederick musician, a published author, artist, and illustrator. His illustrations grace book covers, his art hangs in a variety of gallery spaces, his music fills coffee houses, and he has given away more than 40,000 copies of his 3 self-published novels...for free. But when asked to share more about himself, Byron is a man of few words. It seems he prefers to allow his artistic endeavors to speak on his behalf. Equally comfortable playing his guitar on the front steps of a local bank and crashing large national
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book fairs to give away his books, Byron could be seen as eccentric, brave, rebellious, genius, or maybe a mix of it all. Constantly painting, doodling, and collecting canvases and materials to continue said painting and doodling, Byron seems compelled to create. In reading more than 200 reviews of Byrons various novels, it is obvious that his work evokes reaction. It seems that either readers really get it or...they really don't. And yet, the general consensus is an element of respect for this writer, his methods, and his work, that many have called "strange" and "quirky". Regardless of whether you "get it" or not, his insightful work never fails to spark discussion. Published works: The Abstract, Revisions of Goodloe Byron, The Wraith, and the forth coming fable, The Stone Bird.
1. What ice cream flavor best describes you? Rocky Road? Or I don’t know, is there a ‘crooked eyeball’ ice cream or some kind of haunted ice cream? 2. What is your favorite word or phrase? Free Money 3.
What three words would your friends and family use to describe you? ‘That guy there’
What are you most passionate about? It rotates a lot so I would like to insert a ___________ here that I can fill in and erase at my leisure.
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Words by Melissa Howes-Vitek Wars have been fought and won over burgers. Well...not really...but folks certainly do take the matter of a good burger quite seriously. Whether you're a purist, favoring a nice, fresh, ground beef burger, grilled to perfection sans anything but a little salt and pepper or an adventure eater, looking to sample a burger worthy of one of those â€œweird foodâ€? programs on The Food Network, we all have our favorites.
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Frederick foodies are no different. Ask anybody on the street who has the best burger in town and you'll get as many different answers as there are restaurants that serve up the delightful patties. Locals have consistently named Wag's their favorite restaurant to get a good basic burger, followed by Beef N Buns N Paradise. Burger chain 5 Guys also gets high marks with the local crowd. All three restaurants have a strong burger focus. Red Robin is a national chain that boasts a variety of burgers dressed many ways, while Elevation Burger, found in 9 states currently, features organic, grass-fed, free-range beef. Both offer vegetarian offerings as well. But... locals seem to favor the veggie burgers at local eateries Roasthouse Pub and Cafe Nola. Like your burger with a little atmosphere? Try Firestone's Chophouse Burger and one of my personal favorites, the cheese burger at Quynn's Attic. It's always perfectly prepared to my personal preference of â€œwellâ€?, but still juicy and flavorful, plus...it features Applewood Smoked Bacon! Newer local places like Family Meal and Ayse Meze also offer really amazing burger options. But what really makes a good burger? Fresh ingredients? Creative presentation? Beef, turkey, bison, alligator, veggies? Grilled or flame-broiled, thick or thin, rare or well done with a coroner report? Our passion for all things burgers and the subjectivity of what makes a burger great means that the Burger Battle is something that may never really have a true victor. But the good news is that Frederick's abundance of restaurants with an entry into the battle means we all win!
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It's Sunday evening at the Bernard W. Brown Community Center on North Market Street. It's quiet, because most of the offices in the building are empty at such a time. Linda Hardman leads me into one such quiet, (and at the moment empty) office. We're in the headquarters of CALM Frederick County, the nonprofit community mediation and conflict resolution center that she runs.
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As a single mom with an autistic son, Beth Johnson needed to bake with no gluten and no (milk) dairy to better meet her son's nutritional needs. She doesn't use food dyes either, so decorating colors are only all natural, plus more than 60% of what she makes is vegan as well. The best part is that 100% of what she makes tastes amazing! She started off selling her delightful goodies at farmers' markets, then expanded to her own shop. Now she spends 90% of her time and products delivering to coffee shops and grocery stores. A Better Choice Bakery can be found at many local Frederick farmer's markets. Visit Johnson's website to find her products near you. When you do find her, if there are any macaroons left, grab 'em! They are ridiculously tasty! www.ABetterChoiceBakery.com 27 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD 21716 301-969-0341 WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM
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As a child, I really appreciated the mysteries of the world revealed to me through museums. The gigantic dinosaur skeletons at the Museum of Natural History fascinated as much as they frightened, and art museums filled my hungry imagination with everything from knights in battle to visions of the Divine. But as an energetic, playful little chap, there was a near-universal aspect of museums that served as a perpetual source of frustration: Do Not Touch!
I desperately yearned to leap over the guardrails and velvet ropes that separated me by mere feet from the objects of my distraction. The artifacts of Egypt and the actual Pyramids were equally distant from my grasp as far as I was concerned But then one year, when I was about 10 years old, my mother saw an announcement in the paper for the Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum right here in Frederick. I remember thinking there was something different about it before we even stepped through the door. The big white mansion seemed to have more of an air of a home than a museum to it, as if I were simply walking up to the front door of a family friend rather than entering some official display space. The 18th Century retirement home of Gov. Thomas Johnson doesn’t hide its entire collection of period display pieces behind child-proof barricades like a traditional museum, but has plenty of toys, games and educational materials related to Frederick’s colonial era that children can put their hands on. The first thing they will notice when entering the home is a large room on the
right full of board games that would have been enjoyed by our founding fathers. Kids are allowed and encouraged to sit down and play a game of “Shut the Box” or checkers with corn-cob pieces, and to explore other forms of old-fashioned entertainment in the room. The game boards are not exactly museum pieces, but the children are allowed to play on a genuine 19th century square piano that sits in the corner of the room. On the opposite side, they can press several buttons attached to a little speaker to hear a selection of music that would have been played at parties during the mansion’s heyday. Opposite from the game parlor, children will encounter the dining room and kitchen where they will learn about both 18th century table manners and cooking. When I was a kid, I was there on a special day when a staff member dressed in a period costume used a real fire in the kitchen to bake 18th century treats that children could try (with parental permission, of course), but there are plenty of other cool things for kids to explore in the kitchen on a regular day as well. The kitchen is stocked with fake food that little ones can arrange in any way they like on the table, but there are nutritional guides to help them pick healthy options. The upstairs features a sewing parlor with raw wool, cotton, and flax that children can play with and look at under microscopes while reading about how these materials were used in the 18th century and today. The adjacent children’s
bedroom features one of the most popular attractions in the house: 18th century toys. Kids can play with tiny tea sets and rocking horses as a little speaker emits the sounds of ghosts of the room’s former occupants playing games with each other. I think the particular appeal of the property to children is that the museum is more focused on exploring the general historical period than on the specific history of the home’s occupants. Don’t get me wrong; there is plenty of information about Thomas Johnson and his family, but the curators never allow strict adherence to historical accuracy to get in the way of the experiential element for the kids. For example, the manor home never had its own blacksmith shop with the original family, but when a local blacksmith thought it would be fun to demonstrate one of the most important trades of the pre-modern era to children, the museum built a period-accurate one on the property. And when an old log cabin on a farm in Walkersville was facing destruction, the museum had it reconstructed near the manor in order that children could see what life for poor farmers in Frederick County was like in the 1700s. And when the flooding downtown in the 1970s created a hazard for the horse-drawn carriages and sleighs that used to live in a shop by Carroll Creek, the manor provided a home for them in one of its barns, even though most of the vehicles were from the late 19th century.
During my recent visit, I found myself wishing that I had explored the property more than once as a child, but the good news is that I can now encourage others to explore this unique museum to its full potential. In addition to its regular touring hours during the week, the mansion is open for special events and programs. If a large group of children, like a Cub Scout troop or homeschooling group, wants an immersed educational experience, they can set a special appointment for an entire day of guided activities and talks led by the museumâ€™s educators. On these special trips, children learn everything about 18th century life from how to plant a kitchen garden to how to make ink out of the walnuts that grow on the property. They even have an extensive picnic area so that large groups of kids can have lunch during the day. Now doesnâ€™t that sound like more fun than looking at the Hope Diamond through a glass wall? www.rosehillmuseum.com 1611 North Market St. Frederick, MD 21701 301-600-1650
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Remember those cafeteria food fights when you were in school? Well this food fight is massive...and totally legal! The Tomato Bash invites you to come and get crazy with some tomatoes. No edible food is being wasted here...all of the tomatoes are deemed ready for disposal...so grab, smash, and toss 'em! You need to pre-register, sign a liability waiver, read the long list of rules, and wear goggles, BUT...it's still going to be wild fun! www.thetomatobash.com/washington-dc August 3, 2013 E-vent Plex Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21705 Registration starts at 1pm
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Dr. Jeanne O’Connell was a busy emergency room physician in her 30s when she began feeling rundown and generally unwell. “Being a physician and having a faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I have a lot of other doctors to speak with,” she notes. “I spoke with everybody to try to figure out what was going on.” However, no one was able to give her a conclusive diagnosis, and O’Connell simply did her best to power through her symptoms.
SECTION LEARN iT!HEADER! A few years later, she experienced an abnormal heart rhythm and was referred to several cardiologists at leading area hospitals. Again, she was left without answers. Then one day she was reading the European Congress of Cardiology report and came across a case study that described her symptoms exactly. “Oh, my gosh, this is me,” she thought. Tests at a specialized laboratory confirmed her suspicion that a hormonal imbalance was at the root of her problems. O’Connell immediately immersed herself in research to learn how to correct the imbalance using bioidentical, plant-based hormones. “All of those symptoms disappeared,” she says. “But when I began to feel so much better, I was somewhat upset that I’d spent my entire life trying to be as educated and up-to-date as possible, and I was missing a huge, huge chunk of what was happening with patients.” Thus she embarked on a journey to learn as much as she could about the hormonal causes of illness. O’Connell initially began offering services to family and friends who noticed her improved health, and then on a limited basis to some of her patients experiencing similar symptoms. “It was received very well,” she notes. Eventually, she decided to expand her local practice and opened Restorasis Health, becoming one of the first physicians in the area to offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic corridor, according to O’Connell, is medically the most conservative in the country. She adds that many physicians lack training in alternative therapies and are uncomfortable practicing outside the bounds of the data-driven model they were taught in medical school. Additionally, with heavy workloads in the demanding realm of modern medical practice, they often lack the time to explore other approaches. Meanwhile, says O’Connell, “in the health care industry today, there is a huge shift in where patients are going for their health care. Conventional medicine tends to treat states of disease. Objectively, our generation is looking for avoidance of disease.” In 1900, she notes, the average life expectancy for women was 49 years, and the average age of menopause was 46. Biologically speaking, O’Connell says, we cease to be an asset to the species once we are no longer able to procreate. “Mother Nature doesn’t like us anymore,” she says lightly. Yet women today now typically
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live 30 to 40 years past the onset of menopause. “All of those diseases that come along as we age can be in some respect supported or affected by hormone optimization,” she says. Hormone replacement therapy, once routinely prescribed for women in menopause, is viewed cautiously by many mainstream practitioners in light of long-term studies showing potentially dangerous side effects. However, it should be noted that the subjects in these studies were taking synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones found in nature cannot be patented by pharmaceutical companies and have thus not been subject to similar clinical trials. On a cellular level, O’Connell describes synthetic hormones using the analogy of a “key that will fit in the lock but won’t unlock the door. Even worse, you can’t get it out, and it’s now stuck,” where it continues to cause disruption to the body’s chemistry. Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, pose fewer risks, says O’Connell, because “our bodies know how to handle these molecules. It’s built in us.” O’Connell acknowledges that some risks remain, based on an individual’s personal genetics and general health. Likewise, optimal dosages are different for every person. O’Connell customizes these on the basis of both the subjective assessment of how a patient feels and the objective lab values. Environmental causes of endocrine disruption, O’Connell says, have caused a generational shift in the experience of aging. The obesity epidemic and widespread depression and fatigue are only a few manifestations of this issue. “One hundred percent of the
SECTION LEARN iT!HEADER! ground water in the United States is contaminated,” O’Connell says. “Every time you take a deep breath, you’re breathing in petrochemical byproducts. Insecticides, pesticides, and fungicides have molecular structures which are identical to hormone structures in our bodies. When we see this occurring in conjunction with the worsening of menopausal symptoms, there really should be no surprise.” Men, she notes, develop similar hormonal issues related to aging but tend to be reluctant to talk about their symptoms. As word has spread about the benefits of the therapies O’Connell offers, approximately 45% of the patients she sees are now male. “Patients come to me feeling bad,” she says. “If I can optimize their hormones or lessen the degree that they’re suffering, then I can talk to them about other areas we can begin to support. The real goal is to get the whole person feeling better.” O’Connell touts the “gut-immune-brain association,” and says that nutritional optimization and digestive health are key to overall well-being. “If I can get someone’s gut in a good place, they feel so much better,” she says as she munches on a salad laden with healthy greens. “You’ve got to practice what you preach,” she says with a smile. “My goal,” O’Connell explains, “is to have patients reduce their pharmacological dependence. I’m not saying that prescription medications are bad, but I am saying we’re using far too many of them. This becomes an educational process with patients, but I can’t educate them if they’re feeling terrible.” O’Connell notes that her practice is “hormone-centric but not hormoneexclusive.” She sees patients with digestive complaints, joint pain, and autoimmune disorders. By sheer word of mouth, she has drawn clients from nearly every state on the East Coast and as far away as Texas and California. With seemingly boundless energy, she continues to practice Emergency Medicine in Baltimore and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. With her two sisters, she also founded the Sylvana Institute
LEARN iT! for Medical Aesthetics in 2006, providing cosmetic and photomedicine services. “My patients are happy, and they’re feeling well,” O’Connell states. “And I know this because they don’t call me. They come in and see me three of four times a year, and they stop in with cakes or pies or flowers from their gardens. But I don’t hear this litany of health problems, because they’re feeling so much better. And that is my objective.” O’Connell has had the opportunity to train other physicians in incorporating hormone optimization into their practices. “I’ve been pleasantly surprised,” she says, “at the specialists who historically have been opposed to hormone therapy opening up their thought.” An enthusiastic proponent of education for herself as much as her patients, O’Connell majored as an undergraduate in the unusual combination of philosophy and chemistry. She received master’s-level training in medical virology before earning her Medical Doctorate. Not content to end her formal education there, she is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Medical Science program at the University of South Florida College of Medicine with a concentration in functional and regenerative medicine. (Try saying that in one breath!) “My biggest problem in life,” O’Connell says with a laugh, “is that I have to feed my brain. But it’s all good stuff. I learn something new each and every day. It really is exciting. And we’ll see where it leads.” Restorasis Health at Sylvana Institute 182 Thomas Johnson Drive Suite 102, Frederick, MD 21702 301-668-0002 www.sylvanainstitute.com
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Words by Chrissy Moore What do a campfire, floater, pancake and a wipe all have in common? Volleyball! Frederick’s area volleyball enthusiasts are serving, bumping and spiking the sport in your backyard; it’s time you pass it back to them!
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the term “volleyball” I cannot help but recall my elementary school gym teacher Mr. Miller. Random, I know, but volleyball (for me anyway) will always be associated with his big booming voice proclaiming, “Lost serve: ROTATE,” and the energetic, exciting and team spirited fun that was always had during the volleyball unit at Kemptown Elementary School. And while I do know that my childhood wanderings mean little to you I wonder what volleyball inspired thoughts are being spiked through your mind as you read. What’s your random, personal volleyball association? I’m pretty sure we all have one. Little known fact: volleyball is the second most popular participation sport in the United States, runner up only to soccer. According to volleyball.com more than 46 million Americans play volleyball (who knew?!?). William G. Morgan, a YMCA instructor in Holyoke, Mass., created volleyball in 1895. His goal: to create a sport that was physically demanding, yet low in physical contact for businessmen clients hoping to avoid the bruises, scrapes and scars produced by most contact team sports. He borrowed and mingled elements of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball to
MOVE iT! create volleyball. Morgan first named the sport Mintonette (of all the names…), but after noting how the players volleyed the ball back and forth he quickly changed the name to the more fitting Volleyball. I have a feeling the sport might not have taken off had he chosen to keep Mintonette, just sayin’. I must admit I have a soft spot for a pick-up volleyball game. Growing up we always had the volleyball net set up in the backyard during parties. Inevitably everyone was drawn to the game, parents, children and grandparents, we all ended up serving, bumping, passing, spiking (I use the term loosely here… it was more of a you pull the net down and I’ll throw the ball at their feet kind of “spike”) and shouting, “MINE” before the day had ended. Sometimes the dog even played. What is it about volleyball that is so appealing to people of all ages and sporting abilities? Is it because we were all forced to play in gym class at some point, or maybe because it’s easy to kick off your flip-flops and join the team rotation? I guess I’ll never know, but right now, I really have an urge to play! Who’s with me?!? Well known fact: Frederick has something for everyone! For more than 20 years, the Frederick Volleyball Club (FVBC to the cool kids) has
MOVE iT! “promoted the sport of Volleyball for its Members and the Frederick Community.” The goal of the FVBC has long been to provide members with competitive, challenging and enjoyable indoor and outdoor volleyball experiences. The FVBC is a member of USA Volleyball (USAV); the FVBC Women’s division is part of the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association. They welcome members of all ability levels and ages, and even have a team especially for players who are 50 years and older. In fact the FVBC’s senior team took home the Gold Metal during the 2011 Senior Games! The Frederick Volleyball Club also offers a junior league. Now in its 12th year, the junior league strives to “provide an opportunity for area youth to learn teamwork, skill development, knowledge of volleyball and character development; including responsibility, sportsmanship, determination, persistence, dedication, competitiveness and friendship, all to be achieved by providing supervised instruction and competitive tournament play” (www.frederickvb.com). The junior league is split into divisions ranging from players who are 8 years old and younger, to high school aged players. Tryouts for the FVBC Juniors are held in November with the season lasting through May. Volleyball can be a family affair, there is room (and time!) for everyone to join the FVBC and become active in Frederick’s Volleyball Community! For all your Frederick volleyball needs, simply visit www.frederickvolleyball.com, a site created with the sole purpose of providing “volleyballers” one place to visit for information about all things volleyball in the Frederick area and beyond. Exploring frederickvolleyball.com, I realized I was clicking through a community of volleyball enthusiasts. Not only does frederickvolleyball.com offer information about pick up games, local leagues, the FVBC, upcoming tournaments, clinics and Spring League calendars (they play through June, check out a match!), it is also a social networking site. Anyone can become a member of the frederickvolleyball. com community. One can create a personal page, write blogs, friend other members, and post comments on each other’s pages. No longer do players have to rely on word of mouth to pass along tournament information or dates and times for pick up games, they need only check the website. It is the Facebook of volleyball (Volleybook, maybe). This is an amazing site to explore the volleyball options Frederick offers (and yes there are many) and to also become a member of an awesome and active community.
MOVE iT! If you have ever been to Frederick’s annual 4th of July Celebration along Baker Park, chances are you have witnessed, or maybe even played with, the awesomeness that is the FVBC. Each year they sponsor a Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Grass Doubles Volleyball Tournament (Note: all ability levels are welcomed). Play begins each July 4th at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of Frederick High School. Cash and other prizes are awarded to the winners. This year will be the FVBC’s 31st Annual Grass Tournament. Interested players can register online now (www. frederickvolleyball.com)! I say go for it… let’s do it! Who wants to be my doubles partner? Stop watching that boring baseball game (Yea… I said it, and it felt good!), sports involve doing, not just viewing. So get up, go out and PLAY! Get out there; check out the fun. Join a pick up game, register for the 4th of July tourney, or become a member of the FVBC. Haven’t you always wondered what a campfire, floater, pancake and a wipe have to do with volleyball, start playing and learn what these terms mean (and then let me know)! Visit the Frederick Volleyball website and see how you can get involved, or read on for more volleyball opportunities (care of www.frederickvolleyball.com of course!).
Indoor Volleyball Pickup Play: Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Frederick Armory/William R. Talley Recreation Center. One-time play is $5, but the better deal is a yearlong "gym only" membership, which should run you $25/year if you are a city resident or $50/year if you are a county resident. Playing levels vary, generally there are 3 nets set up. Drop in Play: Volleyball House in Elkridge, MD every Friday from 6 p.m.-midnight(http://www.vbhouse.com). July 4th Volleyball Tournament: Hosted by the Frederick Volleyball Club, THURSDAY, July 4, 2013, Men's & Women's Grass Doubles- Rec CoEd 6's, Check-in 8-8:30 a.m., Play starts at 9 a.m. Registration required (ww Youth Volleyball Clinics: Monday July 22-July 27, 9 a.m.-noon at the Frederick Armory/William R. Talley Recreation Center. For new players, learn the basics and/or refine your volleyball skills while having fun! Youth Volleyball Clinics: Monday July 29-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon at the Frederick Armory/William R. Talley Recreation Center. For players who know the basics and are ready to take their skills to the next level. Emphasis on setting, hitting and serving, while having fun!
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CHARGE iT! As a teenager, for weeks I wore a pair of dark black men’s dress shoes that I bought for $2 around town, calling them my “old man shoes.” I loved those shoes, and even though I had to throw them out after a few months when I realized they were turning my feet black and giving me shin splints, they were, perhaps, my favorite thrift store purchase ever.
My friends and I frequented thrift shops during our high school years. We’d drive 30 minutes to a larger town to dig through racks upon racks of clothes and shoes, desperately trying to find a suitable flannel shirt or pair of jeans we could cut into shorts. It was a treasure hunt that our limited budgets could easily handle.
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CHARGE iT! These days, I make weekly trips to the thrift shop, but usually to drop off castoff clothing or the insane amount of toys and just general “stuff” my family accumulates. Every once in a while, I’ll find the time to dig through the bins once again, and find a great, little gem. Frederick mom of two Jen Anderson makes the rounds of Frederick-area thrift stores frequently. Thrifting runs in her family. Anderson’s mother-in-law thrifts for a living, running estate sales, an EBay store, and a small shop in Annapolis, selling mainly vintage or costume jewelry and antiques she finds at thrift stores or yard sales. Anderson herself loves a good bargain. She lived in Pittsburgh for 2 years before moving to Frederick in 2009, and said the shops in the big city were “pretty amazing.” “I always found stuff that was worth a lot of money for next to nothing,” she said. “When I moved here I was surprised by the higher prices in general. I also noticed that the shops seemed to know what was worth something and priced it accordingly. There seems to be a lot of people here looking for the valuable items.” Leader is also a member of a private Facebook group called Frederick Budget Watchers, who help alert each other to bargains and sales and worthy consignment and thrift stores in the area. She and some other members of the group gave me the inside scoop about thrift stores in Frederick County. Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
www.gimv.org/shop (8 locations, including 3 in Frederick, and one each in Eldersburg, Hampstead, Walkersville, Thurmont, and Westminster) Great stuff to find at the Goodwill shops are kids’ clothes, women’s jeans, furniture and outdoor toys. Each of the Goodwill shops is unique. Thurmont is great place for a lot of unique items, but the best thing there are the hundreds of toys! The Outlet on Church Street has plenty of T-shirts to make T-shirt bags or kids smocks/costumes for dress up.
Select Seconds Thrift Shop
www.fmh.org/body.cfm?id=227 (8 E. Patrick St., Frederick) This shop often has the best prices, even though it is a small store. Good finds include vintage décor items and great jewelry.
www.thriftangelshop.com (45 Waverley Drive, Frederick) This consignment and thrift store is fairly new to Frederick. Interesting furniture and nice toys can be found here. Like other thrift shops, this one donates some of its proceeds to folks in need.
www.salvationarmy.org (223 W. 5th St., Frederick) This is a great place to just browse. Good finds include fun pieces of furniture, and unique toys, cloth napkins, bed sheets for crafting, and a large selection of fabric, as well as vintage glassware and decor.
CHARGE iT! If you’re dedicated to the hunt, you can sometimes find real treasures worth real money while thrifting. Anderson’s favorite and best find was a set of three vintage Le Creuset pots, in Pittsburgh. “The pots and lids were scattered around the shop, but I found them all as I knew they were fabulous,” she said. “When I brought them home I realized they were worth a lot more than I anticipated and therefore had to sell them on EBay. This got me hooked on a fun, weekly adventure.” Though there are many great items to be found in thrift shops, Anderson (and many others) draw the line at purchasing undergarments there. “It has actually gotten to the point where I am pretty picky about anything I buy at a thrift shop. I can usually find items in ‘like-new’ or new condition at one of the shops in the area,” she said. “If anything is not in great condition I don't need to buy it.”
Fort Detrick Thrift Shop
www.detrick.army.mil/thriftshop (Building S-11, Porter Street) This is Anderson’s favorite “secret” thrift store find. Twice per year, the shop holds a 50-cent clothing sale that runs an entire month. The shop also carries what Anderson calls “a ton of great, quality toys.” Since this shop is located on a military base, Anderson says you can find a lot of unique pieces that you won't find elsewhere, such as European children's shoe and clothing brands.
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A day on the farm, meeting the animals, helping feed a calf, followed by a fresh, cold ice cream cone...what really could be better? You've probably seen their delivery trucks tooling around and now the folks at South Mountain Creamery invite you to come visit them and stay awhile. You can schedule a tour of the creamery, shop Karen's Kountry Store, and just take in the fresh country air. Bring an empty cooler, because you just might want to take home some fresh eggs, meats, and some ice cream for later. www.southmountaincreamery.com 8305 Bolivar Road Middletown, MD 21769 301-371-8565 877-269-2968
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SEE iT! When I was in school in the last century, senior portraits were predictably blah: cap, gown, drape, black backdrop, cheesy smile. Today there are hundreds of Pinterest boards devoted to ideas for poses, attire, and settings to capture the unique personality of each graduate-to-be. Did you spend a significant portion of your high school years on a football field, driving a tractor, playing the piano, just chilling? Whatever your story, local photographer Barb Campbell of Studio Eleven Photography can help you make those memories last a lifetime.
If you are a regular reader of FiND iT Frederick, you have seen Campbellâ€™s cutting-edge work in nearly every issue. A Florida native, Campbell put her artistic aspirations on hold as she raised her four children. Nine years ago, she took a professional photography course at the Washington School of Photography in Bethesda. It was here that she discovered an unexpected passion for photographing people. Soon after completing her coursework, she found herself the owner of a thriving business in downtown Frederick. Two and a half years ago, she relocated to a studio in her home, where she could make use of the picturesque setting as a natural backdrop. She also frequently takes her gear on the road, such as a recent beach shoot in St. Maryâ€™s County for a graduating senior.
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Photography, Campbell explains, is “a continuous learning process because technology and styles change. Everybody starts doing the same thing, so I keep trying to find something different” to set the work apart. With a love of water cultivated in her Florida childhood, she found underwater photography a natural area to explore. Campbell has been offering this special package as an add-on to senior pictures for the past three years and has gotten a strong response from swimmers, beach aficionados, and those who simply want to try something unique. Photos shot in Campbell’s above-ground backyard pool appear to be set in a vast, watery expanse. Campbell continually refines her technique, adding new equipment each year. She is currently investigating methods that will allow her to stay underwater longer, and this year she plans to make props available such as musical instruments, books, and even old laptops and cameras. Campbell has also found that long, flowing dresses tend to photograph best. While subjects are welcome to bring their own attire, she offers a costume closet for anyone leery of submerging an expensive gown.
SEE iT! Before each session starts, Campbell acclimates her subjects to the water, lets them know what to expect, and coaches them regarding the ingredients for a successful session. For example, she says, “You tend to puff up your cheeks underwater, and it’s not a flattering picture when you do that.” She describes everything from the expressions that will photograph well to strategies for minimizing hair in the face or revealing gown-float. She also keeps the chlorine levels as low as possible so that swimmers can comfortably keep their eyes open underwater. She describes her process as follows: “I’m already set up, and they go under for as long as they can stand holding their breath. They come up, they go back under, and they do that several times until I get enough shots that I feel are really good.” She usually ends up with about ten to fifteen good images for them to choose from. “It’s a fun experience for them,” she says, and the final product is “something different from what everyone else has.” Campbell says she enjoys seeing new and interesting places through her lens. In the past she has met and photographed celebrities such as Lynda Carter and the late boxer, Joe Frazier who was, she says, “a wonderful man.” Recently she had the opportunity to travel to Boston when a couple found her work on the Internet and hired her to photograph their son’s bar mitzvah. But for all the glamour and excitement Campbell’s career often affords, her very favorite subject remains the average teenager next-door. She considers it a privilege to help high schoolers express their personalities on film and allow them to preserve that special moment in time forever Barb Campbell Studio Eleven Photography http://studio11photos.com 301-696-5944
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Mount Airy is the new home of the brick-and-mortar restaurant, Cryin' Johnnies, a spin off from the popular Cryin' Johnnies Hotdog cart found at various events around town. Cryin' Johnnies still features an amazing array of hot dogs...2 different sizes and 13+ ways to top them, but the owners have expanded to burgers and subs as well. The chocolate milkshake made us pretty happy, too! With a great downtown location, good food, and friendly service, Cryin' Johnnies is fast becoming a Frederick County favorite. www.cryinjohnnies.com 235 S. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-6555
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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 www.extraspace.com | 1-888-storage (786-7243) *Offer is based on unit availability on new rentals by new customers only. Offer excludes applicable administration and insurance fees. Not valid withany discount offers. Offer has no cash value. Features vary by location. Void where prohibited. See manager for details. ©2013 Extra Space Storage LLC. Coupon Code: LMG Offer expires June 30, 2013.
Weekly Shabbat and Holiday Services Early Childhood Center • Religious School Adult Education • Social and Cultural Events
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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. 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
Where you want to
Dine This summer
Chico’s • Soma • Loft Gymboree • Jos. A Bank Coldwater Creek White House Black Market
Matsutake • Starbucks T.G.I. Friday’s • IHOP Macaroni Grill • Chipotle Noodles & Company Jerry’s Subs and Pizza
Easily Located at Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Blvd. Exit 31B off I-270 • www.ShopWestview.com
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