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OTHER ACTIVITIES 4th Annual Art in the Park 8/27/10 Harry Grove Stadium Frederick Theater Season Launch Party 9/23/10 Cultural Arts Center 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick National Arts and Humanities Month Celebration 10/1/10 – 10/31/10 Various Locations 5th Annual Celebration of the Arts Dinner 10/20/10 Ceresville Mansion 8529 Liberty Rd., Frederick
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ummer seems to have arrived early here in Frederick this year. It's a welcome gift after that record-setting winter so… I won't complain about the heat…just yet anyway. My summer kicked off with a big bang as I completed my first improv class at The Maryland Ensemble Theater (amazing fun!), had the opportunity to sing our National Anthem at a recent Frederick Keys game (how cool is that?!), and planted my first “real” veggie garden (it's growing…lots). So let's just say my hopes are high for the rest of the season. As I write this I'm listening to the frog (that recently took up residence in our backyard pond) compete with the chirping crickets. I can smell the grill from the neighbor's deck, while I fantasize over the first BLT we'll make with our own home-grown tomatoes. I'm anxiously awaiting the first burst of fireflies that annually illuminate the back yard. Simple things…summer things. Summertime means something different for everyone. For some, it's when families congregate for the big reunion or head off for that long-planned vacation. While for others it's simply a chance to relax a little, hang out by the pool, and enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. Frederick County folks are especially fortunate because even if a vacation isn't in the budget, your own garden isn't practical (and frogs freak you out),or you would rather die than sing in front of a few thousand people, there are a million ways to celebrate summer right here at home. So no excuses. Head out to a farmers market (we have 11 you know!), spend a day swimming, catch a Keys game, or just sit outside on a quiet evening and count fireflies. It's ALL good.
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or a lot of young people, the years spent in high school are best described as social time, with a mix of extracurriculars, and if there's time...a dash of studying the basics. For others, as in the case of local florist Rene Bonde Shiffler, it's a time when passions and talents begin to reveal themselves, and mentors plant the seeds of a future bright with promise. When still just a high school student, Rene began studying floral design with Lori Mayhew, then the horticulture teacher at South Carroll High School. Rene displayed an almost instant aptitude for the art form and was encouraged by her new mentor, Mayhew, to pursue floral design as a career. After graduation, Rene went on to major in ornamental horticulture with a minor in business at Delaware Valley College. It was during her sophomore year that Rene took a giant leap toward her future goals, when with help from family and a willing accomplice in her mother, Ellie, she became half owner of her very own floral and gift shop.
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With her degree in hand, a positive role model in Mayhew, and a mom with bookkeeping and marketing skills, Rene began building a business that not only has gained the respect of her customers and community, but also that of the national media. Rene's work has been featured in several national and regional decorating magazines. Most recently Rene and her shop, Blossom and Basket Boutique, have earned the coveted honor of being named to the The Knot 2010 Best In Weddings list. Creating beautiful wedding day floral dĂŠcor is one of their specialties. The early mentoring, which helped provide Rene with the solid ground on which to build her career, has grown into a life-long friendship with Mayhew, now on staff at Damascas High School. That friendship led to Mayhew planting yet another seed in Rene's life, a seed that blossomed into love when Mayhew introduced Rene to a fellow educator, Todd Shiffler. In May of this year, the couple married and Rene traded in her best supporting role as florist (just for the day) for that of the starring role as beautiful new bride.
What ice cream flavor best describes you? Rainbow Sherbet – refreshing and colorful. What is your favorite word or phrase? “That’s fantastic”...because it can be used to describe an event, a single flower, a floral arrangement, or a person. What three words would your friends and family use to describe you? Artistic, innovative, and happy. What are you most passionate about? I am passionate about being good at what I do, whether it’s making a fantastic floral arrangement or taking care of my customers. Where in Frederick County are you most likely to be found? If I’m not at my shop, I’ll be at home with my husband in the Spring Ridge area. www.blossomandbasketboutique.com 3 North Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-8300
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After lessons in ballet, tap, Latin dance, bellydance and traditional Native American dances, this is by far both one of the easiest and most challenging dance classes I’ve ever taken. The foot positions in Scottish Country Dance (SCD) are like the first four foot positions in ballet. And this step I'm doing, called – what else? – a skip change, is performed in third (and fourth) position – toes out, feet at right angles to each other, with the
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Skipping in a circle along with everyone else warming up, I feel like a little girl again. However, this skipping has a specific form and rhythm, as performed by the Frederick Scottish Country Dancers (FSCD) with whom I’m taking lessons in Walkersville each Monday evening.
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heel of the leading foot at the arch of the other, changing the lead foot with each skip. In other words, itâ€™s simpler to do than to describe, but not nearly as freestyle as the skipping I did as an 8-year-old. Fortunately for me, the class sessions are broken into two parts. The first half goes over basic steps and forms, and emphasizes fairly easy dances for beginners like me to learn. The second half introduces more complex dances to challenge the experienced dancers. It also gives the volunteer members of the demonstration team a chance to practice dances that they showcase at events throughout the year, such as the various street celebrations in downtown Frederick and the annual Frederick Celtic Festival. Since joining the FSCD in September, I have learned about the types of dances, which are based on the music used to dance them. The rather fast and lively reels have sequences involving dancers moving around each other in circles or figureeights. Another quick-time dance is the jig. Strathpeys, on the other hand, are elegant and much slower. SCD actually looks a lot like the English dances in the movie versions of Jane Austen books, like the Keira Knightly "Pride & Prejudice," except that it's...bouncier. SCD sort of hops where the English ones glide. Most SCDs are done in three- or four-couple sets, with partners opposite each other in parallel lines, although some call for couples to form squares or circles. Additionally, most dances are "progressive," meaning after each round of the dance figure, the couples "progress" to a different spot in the set, moving up the line of dancers bit by bit. The first couple in line (at the top of the set), simply moves to a lower place in the line, often all the way to the end of the set. It kind of reminds me of the song about the bears in the bed where the little one says "roll over, roll over" and they all roll over and one falls out, only with much more style and grace. It turns out that, if you can count to eight and walk in time to that count, you
can learn SCD. I find my ability to count time and measures in music improving along with matching my steps to them, which is actually more important than getting the steps and foot positions right. You see, if my count is off, I'll be in the wrong place at the wrong time and more than likely will run right into someone or find myself somehow outside of the dance set. And that, my friends, is really embarrassing. Don't ask me how I know that. Fortunately, everyone in the group is friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. Even better, Valerie Hill, who has taught the class for the last fifteen years, patiently and with good humor explained the history of each dance and breaks them down into simple components, describing each in detail and calling on experienced dancers to demonstrate. Hill herself, her waist-length silver braid swaying down her back, frequently shows low-impact versions of each step, despite her own somewhat limited flexibility, proving that regardless of skill or ability, pretty much anyone can dance. In fact, a wide age range of dancers participate -- from great-grandparents to elementary school children. Sessions are often family affairs as husbands and wives -- like Sam and Celia Kirby who have been with the group from its beginning -along with mothers and children come to dance. Several of the young people have actually grown up right before the eyes of the long-time dancers. Although some bring friends, most of the dancers in this group, however, show up individually and pair with whoever else shows up. Anyone is welcome to join or just to stop by to see. It's great for somebody (like me!) who wants to meet people and make new acquaintances and friends in a fun, low-pressure, family-friendly environment. It is a social dance, after all, and as such, participants must interact with their partners and the other dancers. An integral part of SCD is actually looking at your partner and often clasping hands while progressing through the set. It turns out that I mess up far less when I'm watching my partner than my feet, which also makes it easier for him (or her) to lead me through the steps. Sometimes, depending on the particular dance, I even get to dance with people who aren't my partner. It's very friendly and can even be flirty! SCD doesn't require Scottish ancestry for participation, which lends quite a bit of diversity. I've learned from Hill that SCD has gained popularity worldwide and after
checking out Web sites for SCD, I've even come across videos of Japanese Scottish country dancers. I think, though, that I may be the only AfricanAmerican in this particular group. SCDs are the old social dances of Scotland, having been around since at least the 1700s, with influences that trickled down from royal European court dances. But the spread of SCD to parts far and wide has come a long way since 1923, when it was in danger of extinction. Two Scottish ladies, Mrs. Ysobel Stewart and Miss Jean Milligan, determined to research and record all the dances they knew and could collect from their families and friends before the dances were forgotten. They founded the Scottish Country Dance Society (SCDS) to preserve these dances and in 1947, the English Crown lent its support and the organization became the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). Since then, though, SCD enthusiasts have created thousands of new dances and variations on old ones. There is no reason any dancer should ever get bored or complacent, as there is always another available to learn. Even more fun, the FSCD hosts several dance parties or balls each year, as do other SCD groups in Maryland, the D.C. area, and around the world. No matter where you go, once you learn even the most basic dances, you'll always have a place to make your moves and meet new (or old) friends! Walkersville Town Hall 21 West Frederick Street Walkersville, MD Valerie Hill, teacher 301-739-4553 or email@example.com Celia Kirby, long-time dancer 301-695-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org $55 per semester Mondays 7:30 PM from Sept. through June
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â€œThere ain't nothin' in the world that I like better Than bacon 'n lettuce 'n home grown tomatoes Up in the mornin', out in the garden Get you a ripe one, don't pick a hard 'un Plant 'em in the spring, eat 'em in the summer All winter without 'em is a culinary bummer I forget all about the sweatin' and the diggin'
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Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes What would life be like without home grown tomatoes? Only two things that money can't buy That's true love and home grown tomatoes...”
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The first time I heard this song was a few years ago, as I sat with family and friends, enjoying an evening of music under some Western Maryland stars. The duo playing the John Denver tune enthusiastically sang about those tomatoes with such passion and conviction that I have never been able to eat a tomato in the same way since. Because, like the song says...what WOULD life be like without home grown tomatoes? Although I have been fortunate enough in the past two summers to have actually successfully grown my own tomatoes (and peppers, herbs, etc) I have to disagree with Mr. Clark. Money can indeed buy you some home grown tomatoes, and the farmers that participate in the 11 Frederick County Farmers Markets are ready to help you with your selections. Now…their tomatoes might not be home grown at your home, but they're grown at somebody's home…so let's not split hairs, shall we? Every year, along with the dozens of tomato varieties (many heirlooms that you'll NEVER see in a supermarket), farmers bring their bounty to share with the hungry masses. Peppers (hot, sweet, green etc.), beans, potatoes, melons, cucumbers…the list goes on. Good, farm-fresh, and delish. So next time you have a hankerin' for a BLT or an ear of buttered corn, head out to one of the many farmers markets or local farm stands for what can only be described as some of the best fresh produce in the state. Now have you heard the song about the watermelon vine? If you see me around, stop me. I'll sing a few lines for ya'! www.frederickfarmfresh.com
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Thurmont Mainstreet Farmers Market Thurmont Carnival Grounds, Boundary Ave & Main Street Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM June 19 - September 25 (no market on July 24th) Contact: John Kinnaird 301-271-2273 WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted
Everedy Square & Shab Row Farmers Market (Frederick) Downtown, East & E. Church Streets Thursday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM June 3 - October 28 Contact: Wendy Barth 301-898-3183 WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted Farmers Market at the NCIFort Detrick Building 549 Sultan Street Parking Lot (Open to everyone) Tuesday: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM June 8 - October 26 Contact: Market Master 301-846-1956 The Great Frederick Fair Farmers Market Fairgrounds: 797 E. Patrick Street Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Open all year* Contact: Robert Fogle 301-663-5895 WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted
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Gabe O’Neill of Kids Are Heroes politely corrected me not long after I began speaking to him on the phone for this piece. He was quite right to do so. In my nervous haste to take up as little of this busy man’s time as possible, I asked him about the organization by referring to it as “this idea you had.”
“It was my daughter’s idea,” he told me. And indeed it was. That distinction strikes at the very heart of the mission of Kids Are Heroes, an organization dedicated to helping children learn how to effectively change lives, communities, and just maybe the world, through service to others. O’Neill welcomes interested children to become members (or “Heroes” as they are called) in the organization, thereby connecting them with WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM
SHARE iT! other Heroes, messages boards, advice, expertise, encouragement, and other resources designed to help them find ways to serve causes of their choosing or creation, in ways that suit them best. It all started two years ago when MaryMargaret O’Neill, O’Neill’s daughter, came up with the first gleam of the organization’s mission at the age of 9. She decided she wanted to make a difference in the lives of some local children who had various difficulties. Thus began, (with some technical assistance from her father in the form of a website) a fundraising campaigning
that quickly caught local, and eventually regional, attention. MaryMargaret achieved her initial objectives and continued to seek opportunities not only to help others, but to teach kids like herself how to help others too. It’s that continued interest in serving that led to the creation of Kids Are Heroes in its current form: an organization with nearly 200 “Heroes” (and growing) from all over the country and even other parts of the world. Each Hero receives some form of guidance or advice from the folks at Kids Are Heroes. All of the children seek to make a difference in their own way, which may differ from the way the adults in their lives would choose to do things. It turns out, (if it were not obvious to you already), that children are capable of creating and accomplishing extraordinary things all on their own most of the time (with perhaps some help from the grown-ups that love them, when needed). Hence the name: Kids Are Heroes. MaryMargaret has proven time and again over the last two years that she is indeed a hero. Though the actual idea to launch such a mission did not come from her father, it’s clear what she did learn from him: enthusiasm. Talking with O’Neill for only a few minutes made it clear to me that his commitment to the mission of Kids Are Heroes transcends mere excitement, or even passion, and borders on awe and wonder for what
SHARE iT! he, his daughter, and other Heroes within the organization have accomplished, both individually and collectively. It has changed his life in many ways, he told me, but there’s one way in particular: “I’m always in a good mood,” he said. The constant stream of emails, letters, stories, and photographs he and MaryMagaret receive from children that are improving their communities, sometimes under trying circumstances, has elevated O’Neill’s spirits over the last two years. He wants everyone else to know that there is no monopoly on such a feeling; anybody can feel the way he does every day. Kids Are Heroes provides a catalyst for such opportunities for many children, if they desire it.
the country someday, “Like the Boy Scouts,” he mused. I found myself believing that such a goal would be very much in reach for MaryMargaret, her father, and for Kids Are Heroes, if passion for service were the lone ingredient required for success. This he possesses in abundance, believe me. There wasn’t a false note or hint of cynicism anywhere in his voice during our conversation. Early in our chat I was already rooting for him and the work of the organization. Yet being far less of an optimist than O’Neill at times, I had a concern that I wanted him to address. I feared that the idea of children being “seen and not heard” in our society might stand in the way of the noble goals he shares
Thanks to social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, more and more people take him up on that offer every day. “It’s so profound,” he said as he thought back over the last two short years and how far the organization had come. “We didn’t imagine when we started that two years down the road it would be like this.” The growth is evident in the annual “Kids Are Heroes Day,” which has attracted more participants each year thus far. The next one, on October 23 at FSK Mall, is expected to break the record yet again. O’Neill hopes to continue that growth and make Kids Are Heroes a household name across
SHARE iT! with his daughter. By that point in the conversation I perhaps should have known that there was no such stuff in his thoughts. He in fact has no fear of children being shackled by an adultoriented society. On the contrary. “People are bucking against that trend now…parents are very supportive,” he reassured me.
the good work accomplished by the kids he has met. He sees the organization as merely a “mouthpiece” for a much larger and deeper commitment that children everywhere are making to affect change in their communities and their world, a conduit to harness the unique power and goodwill inherent in most children.
That parental support of children’s desire to do good deeds, as well as a need for guidance and advice on how to nurture that desire, has helped expand the list of Heroes from under 20 in March of 2008, to over 100 today. And counting. Despite all of the time and work, O’Neill clearly remains in awe of what the organization has been able to accomplish in that time. He was quick to point out that he doesn’t for a moment believe it is him, his daughter, or even Kids Are Heroes as an entity that are directly responsible for all of
Children, however, grow up. Eventually. Which would seem at first to take them beyond the scope of the mission of Kids Are Heroes. And while that may be technically so, it occurred to me that children who are empowered to do their own good, and brought up to value service, will almost certainly grow up to be service-oriented adults, would they not? By catching children early, could Kids Are Heroes be contributing to the creation of a whole new crop of service-oriented adults in the future? Could this be the ground floor of a
generational shift toward community service? I was anxious to hear O’Neill’s take on that. Just as he had done all throughout our discussion, he impressed me with both the depth and breadth of his answer. He started off by agreeing that yes, the spirit of service, so evident in the young Heroes he talks to, can be taken into adulthood. “Thinking about what you’ll be as an adult brings about a whole different breed of person,” he explained. But then he mentioned the indirect benefits that I had not considered. Citing once again his daughter’s work, O’Neill suggested that the experience of volunteering and serving as a Hero can actually prepare children to be more productive citizens in all walks of life. Public speaking, writing, self-confidence, leadership, networking, and research are all skills his daughter and other Heroes employ on a regular basis to accomplish their tasks. Combine those with passion and a few
years time, and you send a very wellread, well-spoken, and broad-minded young adult out into the world ready to give of themselves in a useful, intelligent way in the service of others. Which is what O’Neill, his daughter MaryMargaret, and all of the kids at Kids Are Heroes are doing every day. (Not to mention, helping a certain contributing writer feel a little less cynical about the world.) O’Neill has a motto that he was kind enough to share with me as our conversation drew to a close. “Wealth isn’t about what you have. It’s about what you give. I feel wealthy.” After spending some time on the phone with him discussing Kids Are Heroes, so did I. www.kidsareheroes.com www.twitter.com/kidsareheroes www.facebook.com/kidsareheroes
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When I arrived at the studio a full 10 minutes before my class was to begin, I fished my cell phone out of my bag and punched in my best friend's phone number. I figured I needed to let someone talk me off the ledge, and who better to do it than her? She told me to calm down, take some deep breaths, and remember that none of the other class attendees would be professionals either.
She was right. Of course she was right. I had nothing to worry about. This was supposed to be fun. So why wasn't I having any? I was sitting in my car with sweaty palms, nervously ripping my fingernails to pieces. It's not like I was doing this under duress; I signed up for the class of my own volition. So why was I feeling like someone was forcing me out of the car and into the studio? After a few more deep breaths (one of which included the swallowing of my pride) I leaped out of the car and headed around to the front of A Pole New You, the exotic fitness studio located in the Villages of Urbana. The studio, nestled near a beauty shop and a consignment clothing store, is glamorously decorated with pink drapes covering the windows to the outside, complimented by lots of feathers, sparkles, and diva-making gear on the inside. The poles are not visible at all from the street (so don't get any bright ideas about driving by to get a free show!), but they are clearly visible once you enter the studios itself, and that's when my barely quelled nerves kicked up again.
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After sitting and listening to some of the other participants talk about why they signed up (for fun, or because a friend asked them to), and what they hoped to gain from the class (better fitness, a slimmer waistline), and what their fears were (that their mom would find out), I relaxed a bit and decided to just let my inhibitions go, have a good time, and make the most of this experience. My new plan lasted right up until it was my turn to take a spin on the pole (about five minutes into the class, actually). Call me a prude, but I was instantly covered in sweat and my knees suddenly felt like they had magnets in them. (For the record, closed legs is NOT a technique they teach in pole dancing.) My "sexy" walk was a jokeâ€”I looked more like Herman Munster shimmying around that pole. My feet were so crossed up that I tripped over them numerous times. And, my arms were not the graceful, sensual arms of a dancer; they were the arms of, well, of Herman Munster! And I'd had such high hopes for myself! Luckily, my instructor noticed quickly that I needed an intervention and she didn't hesitate to rearrange my arms and my feet, and my legs, and my hips, and pretty much everything in a nearly useless attempt at helping me. While I'm pretty sure I didn't miss my calling, I do feel that I was able to loosen up and get over myself enough to learn a few things about the unique art of pole dancing fitness.
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The folks that live here in Frederick have always known that, as far as the arts go, Frederick is one rich city. Thanks to the hard work and determination of the Frederick Arts Council as well as anyone and everyone that voted in support of our fair city, nowâ€Ś the whole country knows! Back in May, the national publication AmericanStyle Magazine named Frederick as one of the Top 25 Small Art Cities in the United States.
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Each year, AmericanStyle Magazine, promotes the significance of handmade objects of art, and has an annual competition to select the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, based on population numbers. The magazine showcases the eclectic lifestyles of artists, the elegant homes of craft collectors and a variety of feature stories about "the art of creative living," making Frederick a perfect fit to be chosen as one of its arts destinations. Their 2010 Arts Destination poll marks the 13th year for such a list, which recognizes a total of 75 cities, the top 25 in each of three categories: big cities (populations of 500,000 or greater), mid-size cities (populations of 100,000 to 499,999), and small cities (populations of less than 100,000)...that's us! Frederick is home to a nationally-juried fine arts and crafts festival, two major film festivals, internationally-recognized public art, a major regional art center and approximately 10 other galleries. In the performing arts, there are three theaters within 50 feet of each other in downtown Frederick, an estimate 20 dance studios, over a dozen theater and producing groups, eight choral groups, seven symphonic, brass, or concert bands, and other great events that feature live music. And that is just the half of it! Frederickâ€™s recognition as a thriving arts community is well deserved, according to Frederick Arts Council executive director Shuan Butcher. Downtown Frederick is one of 18 Arts and Entertainment Districts designated by the State of Maryland and was recently honored by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development as the top Arts and Entertainment District in the state.
STYLE iT! Other cities in our region that were arts winners in the small city category were Annapolis and Cumberland in Maryland and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Top large and mid-size cities in the area include Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Alexandria. “We are in great company on this list,” Butcher said. “This should result in increased tourism and recognition that Frederick is an arts destination,” he said. Hope Daniels, Editor-in-Chief of AmericanStyle, suggests that the winners “are perfect examples of how art, culture, and tourism can make great things happen.” This national honor for the city demonstrates clearly that support of the arts starts locally, so might we suggest that you help us celebrate by spending an afternoon browsing the many local galleries, buying a ticket to see some great local theater, volunteering as an usher, or even by brushing off that old trumpet and playing with a community music group. MANY of Frederick's art events are free, or are at least an amazing value for your dollar, so no excuses. Get out and explore, enjoy, and show your pride in all that this...OUR...nationally ranked arts city has to offer! www.frederickartscouncil.org
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Joey Kline and his wife Kim have been a fixture at the Monocacy Shopping Center off of Kingfisher drive in Frederick for many years now. Their barbershop, which caters exclusively to men and boys, originally opened its doors in December of 2004. Given the healthy stream of customers heading in to get their Easter haircuts when I stopped in a few weeks ago, don't expect them to go anywhere anytime soon.
STYLE iT! As a matter of fact, expect them to stay put for many years to come as they have been generating quite a bit of buzz recently. The excitement both in store and around town comes from the fact that they recently did an exciting makeover, or overhaul I should say, on All About Men that has resulted in a beautiful mangrooming haven. Comfy new chairs, big screen TVs, and gaming systems have all been installed to compliment the new biker/auto shop decor they have going on. They even use toolboxes as equipment stations for the barbers at work. Adding to the appeal of All About Men emplyeesâ€™ excellent barbering skills, these fun extracurriculars, make the shop a comfortable place where men and boys can come in for both a haircut and a good time. Joey goes above and beyond for customers who await their turn in the chair; root beer floats, Pabst Blue Ribbons, and a turn on the XBOX are all in store for customers of All About Men. Rest assured, though, it's not just about the biker themed wall mural and the video game play at All About Men. While waiting with my boys to get their haircuts, I had the opportunity to observe what All About Men gives its customers that you can't often find at the unisex, high end chain shops around town. In addition to snazzy haircuts, Joey and his team offer their patrons a sense of home. As a woman,
I am well versed in the beautician/client relationship in which visiting a different stylist is akin to cheating on your spouse, but I've never known it to be this way for men. Up to this point, my sons have had a plethora of different individuals cutting their hair, each time with a different approach and, sadly, a different outcome. But, after spending a part of my afternoon in the comfy chairs at All About Men, I've learned that it doesn't have to be this way! At All About Men, customers are encouraged to develop a good relationship with their hair stylist. It's a place where people know your name and your cut when you walk through the door. The staff is friendly and inviting, taking a minute to look up from what they are doing to say hello to visitors as they come into the shop. On any given day, Joey himself is hard at work cutting hair and working around the shop, and he too knows a lot of his customers by name. His chair is right by the door so that he can take a minute to greet "the regulars" and get to know the newcomers; offering handshakes and high-fives as they come in for their cuts. And, when you sit down in his chair, he goes out of his way to make you feel like it's not just all about men, it's all about you. All About Men www.aambarbershop.com 1700 Kingfisher Drive Suite 30 Frederick, MD 21701 301-682-9992
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amuse Words By Joanna K Lubbes Photography provided by Ricole Barnes
Child-like, quirky, tongue-in-cheek: words to describe a comedy or a Saturday morning cartoon. In this story, these words describe language, hip-hop and the art of “Retro” Ricole Barnes.
Identifying himself as more than merely a “hip-hop” artist, 26-year-old Barnes describes his music as a “hybrid of hip-hop, funk and punk.” Heavily influenced by the late-80s early-90s smash the Beastie Boys, Barnes brings on head-grooves mixed with hand-sailing instrumentals, making anyone in his audience turn, pay attention and listen. “It doesn’t fit a typical definition,” he says of his music style. It’s like an animated movie, Barnes explains. “Picture that and that’s how it sounds.”
HEAR iT! Having been a performer for the last seven years and a writer since the age of nine, Barnes reaches into his background as an only child and expresses a youthful love of absorbing all things within his cultural surroundings. His most recent recording, Passion Park, released in January 2010, expresses the rhythms and the rhymes that read “like you’re in Disneyland, an amusement park.” Barnes’ 11-track recording is for fans and the curious alike who can download the album for free. “I just want people to know my music. This one’s on me,” he says with all honesty. Listeners will hear an aesthetically delightful journey of sound as they experience the machine spring move from track three to track four where the chains of a climbing rollercoaster get faster and get ready for the big drop to be heard. After a soft beat from a true R&B classic lands at the end of track four moving into track five (and incidentally reintroduced at the end of track seven combated by a voiceover statement contradicting that time period’s conservatism), a scream finally descends down the mountain on track six, a break from the purity heard, making for an extreme fall into raw emotion.
HEAR iT! Spittin’ prophetic lyrics that sting while making the brain travel through the perspective of pop-culture space, Barnes comments on society at large. With songs like “Think Different (Steve Jobs Song)” and “Operation Bum Destruction,” his tracks have a sense of humility and a relatable light-heartedness. It is funk with an artsy twist, a commentary on life, and most importantly, it is intelligent, nondestructive hip-hop. Little known fact: Elvis Costello and Prince are some of Barnes’ favorites…No matter what track someone hears from this album and any beyond, there is an overall theme that will always act as a common denominator for this down-home soul: shout-outs for the hometown and a sense of peace for oneself combined with a small piece of bitterness for the overall state of society. This is the meaning of soul in hip-hop. Diversity is the “Retro” philosophy. Embracing the youthful spirit is his mentality. From working with national artists and producers in sophisticated places to the hipster and urban locations of Frederick and beyond, Barnes will never forget the “like-minded people” of the area. Frederick natives have made it easy to survive in a place where hip-hop was not born, but there to be made if one so chooses. Barnes as an artist relates to the school-of-thought which is this region, and hopefully, someday the nation, “appreciates the quality. It’s more about substance than style,” Barnes says of the response from audiences when performing inside of and outside of the Del-Mar-Va. Frequently referencing his life as an only child and how this factor has developed him as an artist, Barnes will always have an ingrained sense of community, acknowledging where he came from. From being a part of a larger musical group, the Razor Eaterz, to now having a band of friends who perform in the background with total respect, this admittedly shy person embraces the beauty and talent of the art, in all its forms: film, music, canvas and even the technology that surrounds him. Barnes’ goals are not to become famous but “to make a living, to travel world,” he finalizes. “I would like to pay my bills. It’s not fame or fortune.” And as an alternative to “The End,” he says “Root for me.”
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A recent invitation to enjoy an evening at a new tea house and art gallery/ cafe said… “Finger lingering along the smooth edges of a pearly white teacup…Colors on a canvas brighten as hot tea runs down the throat… Thoughts less clouded as the sunshine dances across the polished floor…Taste the life within the leaves, and green brighten…Sip away… I'm soooo there! Shannon's Tea House and Art Gallery Cafe www.shannonsteahouse.com 244 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-575-33293
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Howes-Vite s by Melissa to o h p d n a Words
I admit it. In addition to roaming Frederick County (sometimes accompanied by my quasi-enthusiastic husband, or an unsuspecting friend), I follow lots of blogs and tweets to help me “find” all the greatness that we then have the privilege of sharing with you between these very pages. A recent perusal of a certain blogger's entry regarding the local eatery a.k.a. Friscos (I had not yet heard of such a place), had my now TOTALLY enthusiastic spouse, aiming the navigation system and waiting anxiously in the car.
Heading down English Muffin Way, toward what I believed to be only a massive industrial park, I had little expectation as to what we were about to experience. A turn onto Wedgewood Boulevard did little to assuage my opinion. Upon pulling into the parking lot, I noticed that while it is a rather industrial looking building, it has its own kind of understated charm. The interior continued with the same understated yet slightly eclectic feeling, featuring barn wood, concrete, tropical murals, sports jersey, etc. So, those that appreciate a fun, boisterous, slightly chaotic vibe will be right at home. But anyone that loves good food knows…good food is good food, no matter where you're eating it!
While gazing up at the extensive menu, we ventured up to the counter trying to make a swift selection. Just a friendly suggestion: grab a printed menu and step aside until you can truly let the variety of choices sink in. Each item lists a full paragraph of description and with over 20 sandwiches, 14+ salads, and 10 ways to have a baked potato, you don't want to rush anything! There really is something for everyone on the Friscos menu. Vegetarians will love the Golden Gate Sandwich, featuring well…veggies, avocado, and Monterey Jack cheese, or the Mission starring melted brie on a French roll. Meat fans will adore the S.F. Fatboy; thick layers of ham, salami, bologna, with two kinds of cheese. If you're a “hot head,” then you've got to sample the kitchen-made hot sauce: Wicked Wolf. Now, I'm going to cut to the chase here. We've been back to Friscos more times now than I care to count…with every visit serving up a delicious meal. The staff is busy but friendly and helpful. Need a lid for your “take-home” portion? It's in your hands before the request is completely off your tongue. In all the excitement, did you accidentally choose something that features a surprise spice of which you are not a fan? No problem, there's a new selection in front of you in moments. Service here is swift and stellar! They really want you to enjoy every last bite. Which brings me to the Exploded Potatoes. The menu simply says “not your ordinary potato salad.” I'll say! The heaping portions of smashed potatoes, laced with a smoky richness, are served warm in a white foam cup. Quite possibly the most amazing thing I've ever eating from a foam cup, or on an expensive dinner plate for that matter. Amazing. So, like I said…you've gotta go to Friscos. a.k.a. Friscos Restaurant and Catering Company akafriscos.piczo.com 4632 Wedgewood Boulevard Frederick, MD 21703 301-698-0018
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rive south down Route 15 through green forest. Cross the Potomac and, 15 minutes from Frederick, you’ve navigated ever so gently into the Old South. Road signs commemorate Mosby’s Rangers and those famous Virginian Founding Fathers, James Madison and James Monroe. Troops marched to the Battle of Antietam along this route in 1862. Belying its storied past, this is a tranquil area dotted with funky antique stores, a smattering of vineyards and tasting rooms, and the white fences of horse country.
All roads lead to Loudon’s county seat of Leesburg, a mere 30 minutes from Frederick but a century apart. Named for the fabled Lee family (yes, those Lees), downtown Leesburg boasts brick sidewalks, colonial architecture, and that boutiquey, antiquey small-town chic that we Fredericktonians know so well. But the differences are readily apparent, too. In the middle of Market Street, regard the historic Loudon County Courthouse with
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Yesterday Daytrip to
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Yesterday the statue of a Confederate soldier prominently displayed on the lawn. Turn the corner and, nestled among shops and restaurants, find the Loudon Museum and its crown jewel, a recently restored 17th-century log cabin. Stop in for a casual meal prepared from an authentic 18th-century recipe at the Green Tree Restaurant. Feeling a little British? Have a pint and play a game of darts at the King’s Court Tavern. My husband and I investigate a cool-looking building (Town Hall). We pass a fabulously retro movie theater (with fabulously modern movies on the marquis). After a bit of poking and browsing, we wander into the Lightfoot Restaurant. We nearly wander out immediately when we spot the white tablecloths and well-appointed room. However, the maître d’ kindly assures us we are welcome— shorts, t-shirts, and all. We take a seat on the verandah near a fountain and watch
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the locals gather in what looks like the small-town equivalent of a Hollywood spot to see and be seen. The menu includes fried green tomatoes, and the service is quintessentially southern—slow and friendly. My husband pronounces his fried shrimp appetizer “the best I’ve ever had,” and I say the same of my pear-puree martini—neither pronouncement made lightly. Now sated, we pay the parking attendant 50 cents—half the price of the cut-rate Frederick fee—and head up the highway a piece. Once sparsely settled, Leesburg has been transformed in recent decades into a bustling D.C. suburb. We pass several Starbucks, a Home Depot, and all the other chains we know so well. A shopper’s paradise, Leesburg boasts not just the eclectic stores of downtown but the SuperTarget nearest Frederick as well as the high-end Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets. Pottery Barn. Juicy Couture. Old Navy Outlet! Need I say more? We leave with full arms and fuller bellies. Fifteen minutes later, we are back on our home turf, our side of the Potomac. Our afternoon travels have not taken us very far (as the crow flies), and yet it feels as though we’ve returned from a long and peaceful journey through space and time. WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM
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And the winner is...Larry Jalbert from right here in Frederick! Featured here and on our cover, Larry's photo titled “Feet on Carroll Creek” is the winning entry in our recent FiND iT FREDERiCK photo contest. While we had many wonderful entries, we thought Larry best captured the “FiND iT” vibe.
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twentieth season july 9 - august 1, 2010 20/20 vision
The Eelwax Jesus 3-D Pop Music Show a world premiere
Book and lyrics by max Baker music by lee Sellars directed by max Baker
Inana by michele lowe directed by ed Herendeen
Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig directed by ed Herendeen
Breadcrumbs a world premiere
by Jennifer Haley directed by laura Kepley
White People by J.T. rogers directed by ed Herendeen
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