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Summer is here and let's face it...it's really all about the kids. While my husband and I don't have kids of our own, we are aunt and uncle to nine delightful, cherub-like children (I can say that because they don't live with us!). I'm joking... they really are great kids! But, I can attest that when they are visiting, everything in my life becomes kid-centric! The shows we watch, the foods we eat, and the things we do are all planned to cater to them while trying to harness the unbridled energy that kids seem to have the second school is out and vacation begins...well before they get bored, that is! What do you do with a bunch of energetic, bored kids? Well, here in Frederick County, there is no shortage of fun things to do, no matter what your kids are in to, and no matter what your budget. Grab a picnic basket and head to one of our many parks. Many have special programs throughout the summer months. See a show that's just for kids or head to the library (they have special summer programs too) and grab a seasons worth of reading. It's also a great time to reinforce some good habits that might have slipped during the hectic school year. Kelly Frager of “Etiquette for Everyday” has some great tips as well as classes to help your kids in the manners department. And after a while, you're gonna need a night out. So, book a babysitter and then a reservation at one of the many fabulous local restaurants here in Frederick. Your assignment for this summer: Get out there, with or without the kids, and just have fun!

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resources that led her away from the “grab-it-from-the-craft store� face painting kits and toward more skin friendly, safe products that would help her expand her art even more. Whether she's painting cherubic little faces, brawny army dudes, or emblazoning the chest of local on-air talent with the radio station's logo, (and can you believe the painted polka-dotted bikini?!), Vicki has found her niche. You are sure to find her joyfully painting at a local amusement park, at various kids and corporate events, as well as for special freelance projects. Be sure to visit her website to see all of her amazing work.

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"We wrote that song about six years ago," Michael Polonchak told the audience at the Sunday Songwriter's Songfest at the Frederick Coffee Company. "Before we even knew how to drive, I think."

Michael and his twin brother, Matthew, have played music together since they were very young. At age 5 they started on violin and then picked up guitar at age 12 and began performing. “We really haven’t looked back since,” they said. The band is Transcendent Third, known as T3 for short, and consists of just the two brothers: Michael on lead guitar and Matthew on bass guitar and, for some tunes, the violin. Both on vocals. While many would refer to the brothers as a "duo" instead of a band,the logic of calling T3 a band is explained in their very name. "It's a Jungian concept," Matthew explained to me. "You take two opposites and throw them together, and then you get a product of that which is a third. Not something that is a mix of one or the other but is different and transcends the original two." The concept of the Jungian transcendent third applies to T3’s partnership in the sense that the two brothers are in some ways opposites of each other, but come together for one common purpose. The concept of combining opposites to produce a third product is also evident in Matthew's description of their sound: "Probably like Simon and Garfunkel meets Indigo girls." "The man version of course," Michael quickly added.

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HEAR iT! It was, however, the Everly Brothers that both of these brothers cited as a major influence on their music. T3 in fact sang a cover to the Everly Brothers hit "Crying in the Rain" during the set I attended while researching this piece. The rest of the 45-minute set consisted of their own material – a sound Matthew described as "harmony driven, modern singer/songwriter folk rock." I myself, having attended not only this performance, but several other T3 shows over the years, would describe their sound as being mellow without being sedate. Energetic without aggression. Their lyrics are at some times playful, at most times thoughtful, and at all times earnest and authentic, lacking any bombast or filler. That lack of pretentiousness also extends to their stage time when they are not singing. If half of the entertainment value of attending a band's live performance is atmosphere the musicians create between songs, T3 doesn't disappoint. "He thinks because I'm older I have to make all the decisions," Michael lamented to the crowd after a brief conversation with Matthew about what to play next. "I wear the pants in this relationship." "And he also cooks and cleans," Matthew retorted, as he tuned his base for the next piece.

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HEAR iT! Later there was more jocularity as Michael described one of their songs. "I wrote this after hanging out on a roof and being chased away by the cops." With a knowing smile he added, "I don't often find myself running from the cops." T3 has toured the East coast several times and is actively writing and playing music throughout their home region of the D.C. metro area including Frederick, Westminster, Baltimore, Alexandria, and even Harrisburg. As for what lies ahead for T3 in the immediate future, they are working on a new, as yet untitled CD. And though they have performed several songs that will be on the album live, they have not yet begun the lion's share of the work of bringing it together for purchase. "We know what songs are going to be on it though," Matthew explained. "It's going to be a full effort." Neither brother could give a definite time for completion, but Michael said that "It should be fairly well in the works by July." In the meantime, those who come to listen to T3 live can purchase previous CDs from them after their shows. The price is usually "pay what you can." "If you want to pay 3 dollars you can have a CD," Michael told the crowd at the end of their set, adding, "If you want to pay 30 dollars, you can have a CD." But whether working on their CD, playing venues all over Maryland, writing new material, or even finding time for their day jobs, Michael and Matthew Polonchak manage to keep up the pace needed to build the T3 fan base. And they enjoy every moment of it. I am reminded of a line from their tune, "A Song to Play": "The days are a blur and I've been living on caffeine, but boy have I been living." www.t3music.com www.youtube.com/user/hewhofallsinsoup1 Twitter @transcendent3rd

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If you haven't already noticed, Frederick has quickly become a mecca for fine dining, with worldclass chefs anxious to pit their culinary wizardry against one another. As a foodie, it's a fantastic place to be settled.

Nestled in a bend on Old National Pike, about 15 minutes west of downtown Frederick, stands a majestic historic stone tavern, once a public house to weary travelers between Frederick and Cumberland. John Hagan built this tavern in 1790, and it stands proudly today as the home to a new restaurant: The Silver Maple. Before visiting The Silver Maple, I took the time to browse their online menu, hopeful that I would find a slew of new and interesting concoctions. Executive chef/owner Jason Routzahn didn't disappoint, and with options like Kurobuta Pork Belly, Crab and Brie Macaroni, and Roasted Beet Salad, I was more than a little excited to dig in.

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ViSiT iT! My husband and I had a reservation for 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday, and while I'm sure Chef Routzahn would have been pleased with a parking lot packed to the brim, we were happy to be one of only 10 cars there. Hostesses greeted us at the entrance, opening the large wooden door before we had a chance to even reach for it, and we were quickly whisked away to a cozy room adjacent to the wine bar. Murals lined the walls surrounding us, hints of silver maples carefully and tastefully painted to the ceiling. Sunlight from the west filtered in through the large paned window a few feet away, and we settled in to peruse the menu with a glass of crisp pinot grigio for me, and a cold bottle of beer for him. Appetizers, salads, soups...where to start on the modest one page menu? I had my eye on the Kurobuta Pork Belly, having never tried it before. A current favorite amongst fine dining restaurants, pork belly has become wildly popular, and it's not difficult to see why. It's like bacon on steroids; melt in your mouth goodness. Except, I never got to try it. The Silver Maple happened to be out of the pork belly appetizer the night of our reservation – a small blip in our otherwise phenomenal dining experience! And, as I told our server, it turns out the lack of pork belly allowed me to instead order the other appetizer I had my eye on: Bleu Cheese Prince Edward Island Mussels: Garlic, White Wine and Maytag Bleu. I know what you're thinking, because we were thinking it too: Bleu Cheese. And mussels. Really? Those mussels were so good that we saved the broth for the fresh-out-of-the-oven biscuits the server promised at the beginning of our meal. Literally, biscuits fresh out of the oven – we had to wait for our two because they were still baking. How lovely is that? The biscuits were worth the wait, and piping hot when they arrived

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ViSiT iT! arranged simply on a small white dish. Absolutely perfect married with the tangy white wine broth that was just begging to be sopped up with something. Dinner started with a generous bowl of Cream of Crab, something my husband always tries at every new restaurant we visit. The waitress agreed it was a good choice; however, she encouraged him to try Chef Routzahn's French Onion soup on our next visit. I could see a twinge of regret in his eyes after ordering the Cream of Crab – French onion soup is also a favorite, but once he tasted a velvety golden spoonful, the regret ended. My husband thought for sure he'd be ordering the Bone In Ribeye after glancing at the online menu, another go-to “must try” at a new restaurant. However, once seated, he was tempted first by the Rockfish (something lighter so he could enjoy both an appetizer and a soup), and ultimately settled on the Angus Fillet – definitely because it's beef, but mostly because of the creamy Gorgonzola fritter served on top. His reaction? The fillet was like butter; barely a knife needed, and, “Worth skipping the ribeye,”a statement from my husband that's not to be taken lightly. The choice for me was between the Roasted Breast of Duck (I've yet to find a good duck breast in Frederick), Rack of Lamb, and Pan Seared Scallops with Blue Crab Raviolis. The scallops won, and they were divine. Fork tender, seared to golden brown perfection and cooked to just the right doneness. As if that weren't enough, each scallop was nestled atop a modest crab ravioli and drizzled with a beurre blanc. Ridiculous, right? Oh...but it was so good and portioned just right, with no leftovers to take home.

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ViSiT iT! Would you believe after all that we still had room for dessert? Actually, we didn't have room, but I felt compelled to order one anyway. To wrap up our evening, I ordered a crème brûlée, and simply ended our meal with a few creamy vanilla custard bites, coupled with fresh, plump raspberries and blueberries, of which my husband managed to steal a few bites. As the evening came to a close, we sat for a few more minutes while the sun just about finished setting. The restaurant and wine bar had become noticeably more crowded, yet we were still the only couple seated in our cozy little room. Intentional? Perhaps. With servers donning white gloves, and house tap “historic” water served in glass bottles, Chef Routzahn (who stopped by our table twice to ask if the food was to our satisfaction) appears to have put a lot of thought into the atmosphere and experience he expects diners to have at The Silver Maple. Well done, Chef Routzahn. www.silvermaplerestaurant.com 5018 Old National Pike Frederick, MD 21702-3570 301-371-3125

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If you are a parent of a child under the age of 5, there is no way you haven’t heard of the Imagination Movers. Okay, I guess there is a possibility (a very, very slim possibility) that you are the parent to a child who has not been enticed by the children's musical entertainment industry of which the Imagination Movers are a huge part. It’s just such a big part of today’s child centered programming that, if you watch television at all, it’s hard to avoid.

And, even if you don’t watch TV, children’s bands are popping up all over the nation (the world in fact. If you recall, The Wiggles were from Australia) with the goal of making a name for themselves by making little humans smile their faces off and dance until their heart’s content!

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ViSiT iT! When the Imagination Movers showed up in Frederick's own Weinberg Center's line-up recently, I was excited. And when I learned that Choo-Choo Soul, Disney’s hip-hop duo known for their catchy, upbeat in-between-show edu-tainment on a popular kids’ channel, was to be their preImagination show starter, I was downright ecstatic! Two great groups on one afternoon in my very own little town. Um, mom score! As mother to three young boys, I am more than a little bit familiar with The Movers and Choo-Choo Soul as I’ve spent many an afternoon shuttling kids from practice to practice with the sounds of Jump! blaring from my speakers (yeah, I’m THAT mom). I knew my dudes would enjoy seeing them live. But, what would they enjoy more? Meeting them of course! Thanks to my specialized ability to worry a tour manager and a PR company to pieces (and a sincere promise to share my interview with my blog audience as well), my guys and I were able to slip behind the scenes and spend a little betweenshow time with Mover Rich! Naturally it was a great way to spend an afternoon, but it also reminded me that the opportunity to enjoy good kid music is not just a special occasion affair (although the Imagination Movers are pretty special). Kid flavored music is actually readily available in our area, if you know where to look. Especially as summer approaches! Without even leaving the city limits, families can enjoy the Summerfest Family Theater at the Baker Park Amphitheater. This event, hosted every Thursday (June 23-August 11), is all set up to present music loving kids with musical

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ViSiT iT! performances from eight separate entertainers. From science you can sing to with Ryan Buckel and Friends, to Footworks, a percussive dance ensemble that pairs their cool beats with even cooler dance moves, the summer long series has something for music lovers of all types. And if you’re willing to travel for the music, neighboring counties host a variety of kid music themed events for the young and young at heart. For our family, music is just one of the many ways that we connect, and I love that kid bands of today are taking into account the fact that kids aren’t listening alone anymore. Bands like the Imagination Movers and The Diggity Dudes, a more local group with a similar sound, are making music that kids are attracted to, but that parents can shake a leg to, too. No more Barney I Love You for this mama. Alternative rock for kids. Hip-hop for kids. Pop and country music for kids. It’s all available to ensure that you and your children can share music in an exciting way that both of you can enjoy. My Swagger Wagon is bumping and I’m not ashamed to admit it! Local Bands and Kid Music Festivals • Washingtonian Center Twilight Tots Weekly: http://washingtoniancenter.com/events.cfm?id=5 • Westview Promenade, Frederick presents Milkshake in Concert: http://shopwestview.com/special-events • Christylez Bacon- Local Grammy nominated progressive hip-hop artist known for his child friendly, hip-hop storytelling. http://www.christylez.com/about/ • Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods: http://www.wolftrap.org/Education/Childrens_Theatre-in-the-Woods.aspx

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Schmanners. Words by Kelly Frager

Careful! They could just get you...everywhere! I’m not always the first person to be forthcoming with what I do in my business. When you inform people that you teach etiquette, a certain discomfort fills the air. They begin to wonder if I’m judging them. Visions of stuffy, blue-haired women with noses turned up and pinky fingers out flash in front of their eyes. Ugh! As I quickly work to dispel this stereotype and discuss my philosophy that good manners are all about everyday kindness, courtesy, respect, and relationships not rules, they take a breath, signaling they are ready to talk.

And talk they do! Who hasn’t seen plenty of examples of rude behavior? Just turn on any reality TV show. Snooki ain’t no picture of class. Entertaining as it is, we don’t want our child to be the next Snooki or The Situation. Most parents want their children to have good manners because they recognize that manners are important

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MiND iT! have increased confidence if they know the proper way to act. People relax and have fun when they are comfortable with knowing how to act. Party time! Birthday parties are prime real estate in the manners world! Hosting or attending a party presents a wonderful opportunity for you to discuss proper host/hostess behavior, graciously giving and receiving a gift and writing thank you notes (yes, I said writing). Set expectations. Children can only be held accountable to the standards that we set for them as parents. Just like we have performance expectations or goals to reach bonus potential at work (hopefully established BEFORE review or payout day!), we must have an ongoing conversation with our children as to what we expect – upfront and before they encounter various social situations. Above all, continually remind your children in a loving way (translation for older kids: nag, nag, nag) of their manners. It will pay off. Truly, good manners are a gift that keeps on giving. They are skills your children will use every day for the rest of their lives. A strong set of manners will have your child feeling more comfortable and confident in all social (and someday business) settings. When kids have good manners, society benefits for years to come! For other great etiquette tips and solutions to etiquette dilemmas, find Kelly on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @KellyFrager. www.EtiquetteforEveryday.com Kelly@EtiquetteForEveryday.com 301-829-6944

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Words and Photos By Molly Fellin Spence Photos courtesy Frederick Giving Project

I’m a Giver. All it took was 100 bucks to become part of a group of “silly people with good hearts” looking to create a better community right here in Frederick. That’s how Rebecca Southers describes The Frederick Giving Project, a “giving circle” populated by young (and young-at-heart) philanthropists whose pocketbooks may not be fat, but whose hearts and brains sure are.

Southers started the group with Melissa Sines in 2009 simply because they love Frederick and yearned for a bigger sense of connection and camaraderie among younger folks in town. They achieve that by recruiting others like themselves to pool their resources of time, talent and, of course, cash. To start, they sought help from Karlys Kline, founder of the Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, a group that has similar goals of helping women and women’s groups in the region to prosper. Kline has helped mentor the Giving Project, and even became a Giver herself. Givers aren’t just women, though. There are plenty of young men getting involved in the group. Most members are, however, on the younger end of the spectrum, Southers says, simply because the group appeals to a more “irreverent” crowd. Their goal is, after all, to “incite” philanthropy! The Givers try to “make giving feel accessible to those who haven't felt inspired by the more traditional activities that have been promoted in this community in the past,” Southers says. One of the more irreverent activities the Givers have planned this summer is something called “Brunch and Yay Day,” set for July 17. Basically, a whole group of Givers will don their “I’m a Giver” T-shirts, eat brunch, then sit outside with handmade signs and cheer for random people as they walk by. They’re hoping to incite more Frederick community spirit – and maybe even some giving – in the process. Enthusiasm just bursts from this group, especially its leaders.

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SHARE iT! Southers describes herself as a “learning addict,” who has studied everything from public education to fundraising to massage therapy. She works with high school students who engage in volunteerism and teach others to serve, and has been known to organize community-wide snowball fights. Marketing strategist Jacki Flowers says she has “made a lifetime commitment to organize and unite people in service to their communities.” A self-described “deep thinker” and introvert, Flowers is nothing if not passionate about helping others, working often behind the scenes to make good things happen for area organizations. And co-founder Sines jokes that she may have contracted a disease called chronic volunteerism. That disease likely got her through the month of April, known as National Volunteer Month, when Givers were out in force, helping with two major service projects in Frederick. First, a bunch of Givers helped staff the Cakes for Cause Cupcake Run. Then they fielded a BIG Sweep team through HandsOn Frederick County, picking up trash to help beautify the community. But that’s all in the past. What’s in store for new Givers who join this summer? First up, a House Party, hosted by Giver Bill Bodine. The main idea of house parties is for Givers to socialize and brainstorm, Southers says. In June, the Givers will network during a “speakeasy” happy hour event at Moxie Bakery and Café in downtown Frederick. Southers calls this “a nice two-forone,” since Givers can meet and greet, while at the same time support the group’s grantee, Cakes for Cause (the nonprofit arm of the café, which was the first recipient of a Giving Project grant). Then, of course, the Brunch and Yay Day is set for July. Other than social activities, the Giving Project has lots of ways for new Givers to get involved, including volunteering as: • Service projects coordinators to manage special projects, such as the In the Street beer gardens in September; • Marketing committee members to help get the word out about the group; • A treasurer to keep track of donations and reconcile records with the Community Foundation of Frederick County; • Grants committee members to help select grantees.

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SHARE iT! Overall, Southers, Sines and the rest of the Givers are just looking for a few more folks like themselves, who love Frederick and hope to make it a better place. The first step is monetary donations. Your $100 initial investment (which can even be broken up into four installments) is admittedly small. But that’s the point, since it’s an amount that is doable for most people. And for those who question the value of such a paltry sum, the Givers have a solid argument: One donation of $100 is nice, but combining 100 donations of $100 equals $10,000, which can be granted to a small nonprofit where it will really make a difference. The Givers believe time is just as valuable as cash, so the commitment doesn’t stop after a check is signed. Givers want philanthropy to be playful and social. They use it as an opportunity to get to know others in the community who are also caring and giving. So, do you have a spare $100? Some talents or skills to share? Are you youthful (in attitude, at least!)? Entrepreneurial? Fun? Caring? Then, what are you waiting for? Go to www.frederickgivingproject.org and click on “Become a Giver.” I did!

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Join us for an innovative and exciting series of events celebrating the “go local” movement in Maryland. Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL brings together farmers, chefs and wine in a casual, open-air farmers’ market feel.

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TASTING PASS $15 • Patron receives a stemless sampling glass and samples of Maryland wine. FOOD AND WINE PAIRING PASS $25 • In addition to a tasting glass & wine samples, this pass brings a 6-bottle wine carrier (for wine & produce!) & pairings of seasonal ingredients with local wines.

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The finest teas from around the world are at Voila! With over 200 varieties for sale and a selection of samples brewing every day, as well as honey tastings, you’re sure to find that this is a really fun place for your palate to explore. Everyone, whether a tea novice or expert, is invited to experience Voila! www.voila-in-frederick.com 10 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-663-0704

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Arguably Frederick’s most famous resident, Francis Scott Key was a lawyer by trade but best known as the amateur poet who penned the words to our national anthem. His descendant, Francis Scott Key (F. Scott) Fitzgerald, left his own indelible mark on Maryland’s literary history. Other well-known local literati include, most famously, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, Laura Lippman, and Tom Clancy.

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READ iT! Baltimore may have had the moniker “The City That Reads,” but Frederick’s literary all-stars shine just as brightly. Uber-bestseller Nora Roberts (also known as JD Robb) lives a few miles across the Washington County border, where she runs a bookstore and a romance-themed inn. Myersville resident Barbara Mertz is better known to many as Elizabeth Peters, author of the Amelia Peabody, Vicky Bliss, and Jacqueline Kirby series, in addition to her works under the pen name Barbara Michaels. While Roberts’ hallmarks are romance and suspense, often featuring local settings, Peters’ works center on the exotic realm of Egyptology. Frederick’s writing community is vibrant and far larger than one might expect. On a recent evening at Brewer’s Alley, my ears perked up when I heard a conversation at a table behind me. Elly Williams, a faculty member in Johns Hopkins’ MA in Writing program, was discussing her upcoming Hood College Young Writers’ Conference. At the next table was Shawn K. Stout, Hagerstown native, Frederick resident, and the author of the Fiona Finkelstein series about a spunky young Maryland ballerina. Edie Hemingway, president of the local chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is the author of the acclaimed Road to Tater Hill. In addition to bringing a multitude of well-known writers and editors to Frederick for popular retreats, she teaches writing workshops from the picturesque Misty Mountain Lodge on Braddock Mountain. Former Urbana resident Deborah Wiles is the author of an Oprah’s Kids Book Club selection, Freedom Summer. Her novel, Each Little Bird That Sings was nominated for the National Book Award in 2005, and her most recent book, Countdown, appears on numerous top-10 lists. Wiles frequently returns to the area for school visits and book signings and is beloved by teachers, librarians, and, of course, kids everywhere. Come summer, many of us look for light reading – books for the beach, the plane, the neighborhood book


READ iT! club. Just as my book club goes a long way toward keeping Linganore Winecellars in business, the library keeps us going. Despite budget cuts in these difficult economic times, its offerings of audiobooks and e-books are growing rapidly, and a new branch opened in Brunswick this spring. Frederick County Public Libraries’ popular summer reading programs had a whopping 10,000 participants last year. This year’s themes are “One World, Many Stories” (for children) and “You Are Here” (for teens). The free program offers prizes, entertainment, and activities such as a passport-stamping adventure. Children may choose to read graphic novels or listen to audiobooks—whatever they fancy. “Participants don’t have to take tests on the books they read, and they don’t have to read books they don’t like,” says Robyn Monaco, children’s services supervisor of the C. Burr Artz branch. “We want them to read exactly what they want to, because we want them to keep reading—not just during the summer but always.” Monaco adds, “Studies have shown that students who don’t read during the summer can drop two grade levels in terms of reading comprehension. Participating in a summer reading club can prevent that from happening.” Not to mention the fact that reading is fun. Whether you’re traveling the world or staying close to home, books can take you anywhere. By way of Amelia Peabody—Egypt, here I come! Frederick County Public Libraries www.fcpl.org

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Summertime, Baker Park and picnics. They just go together. Add a custom packed picnic basket from the creative culinary crew at Firestone's Market and you're in for a fantastic warm weather treat!Choose from their extensive basket menu or make a special request.Either way, there is no better way to wile away a hot summer day than lounging at any one of the beautiful Frederick County public parks! www.firestonesmarket.myshopify.com 109 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-696-8586

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In the span of an hour, my daughter had nuzzled a friendly horse, my son had learned the difference between a ram and an ewe, my husband had sampled some of the best-tasting beef stick he’d ever eaten, and I had held my first hen. That is, after she pecked at my shoe for a little while.

Those experiences are exactly what Judy England and her family are hoping to provide to visitors at their productive working family farm known as England Acres, just off Md. Route 144 between New Market and Mount Airy. The Englands have been raising animals and selling hay, meat, eggs and some produce from the farm for many years. But on May 7, they opened a farm market on the property to sell their own grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs and produce, as well as the wares of many other local farmers and artisans, hoping to open Frederick County residents’ eyes to the simple joys the Englands experience on a daily basis on their rolling farmland. The family prides itself on being stewards of the land, and they want to help others learn about where food originates and how it gets to the family table. It’s difficult to imagine a more serene lifestyle than that of the hens being raised at England Acres. A pen filled with about 100 one-week-old chicks bred specifically to produce meat is a comfortable, clean, warm place. The fluffy white birds trot around happily, chirping and nibbling on soy-free feed that the Englands mix themselves. These fast-growing chicks will reach final maturity at only eight to 12 weeks, and at about 3 pounds, will be processed for the Englands’ customers by early summer. In a few weeks, they’ll be allowed to graze in the lush green grass surrounding a bright green trailer that serves as a shelter at night to protect them from predators such as hawks and foxes.

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SPEND iT! A set of five-week-old chicks are already doing just that, clucking and running around the field happily, chasing after Judy as she carries in a bucket of feed and freshens their water supply. A smile broadens across Judy’s face as she talks about her “carefree” chickens, saying “you can’t be unhappy around them.” She takes pride knowing that she “raises them right,” giving them a good, wholesome life and feeding them food she mixes or grows herself, knowing that they in turn will provide good food for her own family and customers. In a barn not far away, the Englands’ large group of “layers” (or hens that are bred to lay eggs) peek around the corner at us, clucking and squawking. They seem to know it’s nearly noon and Judy is coming to let them out for their daily roam. Their beautiful brown feathers fluff up in the cold wind as they gather at the gate. Judy smiles as she pulls open the latch and watches my kids’ faces as they are quickly swarmed by friendly, curious hens. These ladies will each lay one egg a day for one year or more before they, at age 3, will become “spent hens” and be sold as “stewers,” excellent for making casseroles and nutrient-dense broth. Just like their chickens, the Englands don’t sit still for long. They are busy daily making improvements to their farm and preparing for their farm market to open. Much of their own 235 acres (and 365 additional acres that they farm) is used for either grazing their animals or growing food for the animals to eat.

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SPEND iT! But some land is reserved for growing produce for themselves and customers. Soon, they’ll finish planting blueberry and raspberry bushes, then move on to tomato plants, sweet corn and other produce. Judy is also working hard to network with other area farmers so they all can benefit from each other’s expertise and provide customers for each other. The farm market will feature products from several area women who have developed many different specialties, such as making goat’s milk soap (that smells and looks divine), pretty aprons fashioned from old jeans, as well as edible treats such as salsas, jams, jellies and relishes. And if all of that isn’t enough to lure you into a visit, what about a sample of Judy’s own famous strawberry-rhubarb crumble? Though she’s eager to see some new faces frequent the farm, Judy says she isn’t looking to feed all of Frederick County. She knows she’d never produce enough eggs or chickens or beef or sheep to do that. And though she does plan to hitch up one of her super-friendly horses to a wagon on some weekends and offer rides through nearby forests for a fee, she’s not looking to provide “agri-tainment” to the masses either. She simply wants to help interested neighbors figure out how to eat natural, fresh, locally produced food. She’s doing everything she can think of to get closer to that goal, even going so far as to produce a special cookbook filled with recipes and suggestions on how to handle grass-fed beef and poultry, since it is a bit different than what most people are used to getting from the grocery store. At the height of the season, in July, England Acres’ farm market will be open full time, but until then will be staffed from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. England Acres www.englandacres.com 5620 Detrick Road Mount Airy, MD 21771 240-674-2028

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TASTY THAI

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Well the results are in. Sumittra, the latest Thai cuisine establishment to hit downtown Frederick, wins the Drunken Noodle contest handsdown. A large menu, (almost all dishes can be made vegetarian upon request), a hip atmosphere, and service that just keeps getting better the longer they're open, make Sumittra one more necessary entry on the Frederick “bucket list.� Sumittra 12 East Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701 301-668-2303

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Who wouldn't be jazzed about a new place to get fantastic cupcakes? Angel Cakes is the newest bakery in town and they are already having sell-out days! So, plan your cravings early in the day so you don't miss out on such scrumpscious flavors as snickerdoodle, orange dream, and chocolate mint. They're baking as fast as they can...so hurry. Really. Run! www.angelcakesandcupcakes.com 319 East Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-371-4523

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One Saturday afternoon I began an out-of-town adventure leisurely sipping a rich soy mocha at a window-side table of a chic French café while chatting away with a companion. Thanks to our inspiring yet comfortable setting, we had plenty of delightful nonsense to fuel our idle tête à tête.  The otherwise simple walls of the café are segmented by large black and white photographs and prints of classic Parisian scenes set in contrast to colorful table flowers and bright lighting.  We tossed some ideas back and forth about how to identify the general time period of the French singer who crooned softly over the speakers in the background. We were also much occupied with the menu, trying to decide from an extensive list of pastries and lunch items while doing our best not to butcher the pronunciation of their names.  Considering all of les accoutrements of our surroundings, plus the hum of the historic city street outside, one could almost be fooled into believing the real Paris is all around.

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OVER THE EDGE! Odd thing is, the charming Café Saint-Amand sits just off of Lincoln Square, the heart of the historic Gettysburg of Civil War fame. Ever a faithful student of that dark period of local history, I spent many hours as a teenager surveying the surrounding battlefields and the great stone monuments that dot them.  Our family trips there almost always consisted of tracing troop movements, watching re-enactors, praying over grave sites, and a quick drive through town.  But on this particular Saturday, as I found myself so unexpectedly transported to a Parisian afternoon, it occurred to me that Gettysburg offers even more than the treasured history lessons heralded by its very name. Even businesses that appear oriented around the Civil War from the outside often reveal interesting thematic layers and aesthetic impressions related to other periods of history.  For instance, I walked into the Gettysburg Frame Shop & Gallery because of the gorgeous prints and original oil paintings of Civil War scenes, but upon walking past the front window displays, I discovered that the shop is full of skilled artistic renderings from many other armed conflicts of U.S. history.  I came to realize that the only things to change as I advanced through the different periods, from the Civil War all the way through Operation Desert Storm, were the landscapes, technology and uniforms, but never the people.  The faces bore the same mixture of intensity, camaraderie, sorrow, fierceness, strength and fragility across every era of conflict. On a similar but cheerier note, as we passed a store called Cordori’s, pretty much all I could see from the outside were several nice chess sets with Civil War soldiers as the pieces.  By this point I knew that I was primarily looking for non-Civil War material so I nearly didn’t go in, but I’m glad now that I ignored this instinct.  As soon as I stepped inside, I could see a large shelf display of dozens and dozens of hand-carved and

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OVER THE EDGE! painted wooden treasures from Russia. They had decorative wooden Easter eggs of all sizes, an extensive collection of Christian iconography, and nesting dolls—those funny wooden people shaped like giant eggs containing all of their progressively smaller family members inside of them.  Another shelf had gigantic and ornate German beer steins, and my friend’s eye was captured by tiny bejewelled boxes and glass animals that looked to be of Indian origin.  In addition to the Civil War chess pieces, they also have a brightly painted and detailed collection of medieval European chess figures. And oh yes, Cordori’s is actually a toy store.  I saw boxes full of children’s puzzles and board games, as well as arts and craft sets and many stuffed animals.  I should think it would be a lovely stop for someone with small children because there is plenty to amuse and occupy kids and adults alike.  I saw a sign on one of the shelves that read, “FEEL FREE TO PLAY!!” On the main town square (which is actually a circle) I certainly found a strong Civil War presence, but it is also surrounded by shops, restaurants and hotels that offer a little more than that. A good place to start here is a shop called 17 on the Square.  Brightly painted green signs on the doors promise “Antiques, Apples, Art,” which of course made me think it was primarily a Civil War shop, but while that is definitely a strong element, its main theme is really much more about small-town rural life in the mid-19th century.  The first thing I noticed before even making it all the way to the entrance was the old-timey Appalachian sound of singer, historian and re-enactor, Kent Courtney.  He was there in person with a coon-skin cap and banjo greeting folks as they came in the door. The music matched the old general-store feel of the place.  The floor was made of large, creaky, un-sanded wooden boards, and the area in front of the cash register was taken up by several old barrels of hard candy.  It is a good place to pick up Civil War souvenirs like lead bullets and costumes, but you’ll find modern items as well, such as the pet treats and toys on display right near the entrance.

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OVER THE EDGE! Getting altogether away from the Civil War, don’t forget to visit the Hauser Estate Winery, which is in the same building as 17. Our last stop was a quick run into the Gettysburg Hotel where I found McClellan’s Tavern. I didn’t get a chance to stop in for a pint, but from what I could tell it looked much more like the pubs I visited in Dublin than a mid19th-century American bar. I’m ever on a quest for places on this side of the pond that approximate an Irish setting, so there is a good chance of me returning on a day when it isn’t my turn to drive.      I also wish that my stomach had been big enough for five lunches.  In addition to Café Saint-Amand, we saw a number of foreign food options that I would have never expected in a town with an outwardly monolithic theme.  If you go, be on the lookout for Thai Classic IV, Mamma Ventura Italian Restaurant, Chinatown Kitchen, and El Costeno Mexican Restaurant. What really surprised and impressed me was not the presence of so many ethnic options, but their presence in and among the historic Civil War buildings rather than on the outskirts of town.  All of these places are within two blocks of Lincoln Square.  As for visiting, if you have children who have never been to Gettysburg, I recommend that you first spend an entire day or two just exploring the battlefields, visiting the Civil War museums and seeking out re-enactors.  Then come back another day to explore the downtown area, including all of the wonderful treasures that stand alone as worthy sites in their own right.  The cool thing about Gettysburg is that it’s only a 45-minute drive from Frederick straight up U.S. 15, and those minutes pass by easily as you drive through the gorgeous scenery of the Catoctin Mountains and farm land of northern Frederick County.  That means you can go back as many times as it takes to explore every aspect of this dynamic little town.

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OVER THE EDGE! Café Saint-Amand www.cafesaintamand.com 48 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA 17325 717-334-2700

17 on The Square www.17onthesquare.com 17 Lincoln Square # 1 Gettysburg, PA 17325-2200 717-339-0017

The Gettysburg Frame Shop and Gallery www.gettysburgframe.com 17 Chambersburg Street # 1 Gettysburg, PA 17325-1105 717-337-2796 Codori's On the Square 2 York Street Gettysburg, PA 17325-2301 717-334-6371

Hauser Estate Wine Shop www.hauserestate.com 17 Lincoln Square Gettysburg, PA 17325-2200 717-334-4888 Gettysburg Hotel and McClellan’s Tavern www.hotelgettysburg.com One Lincoln Square Gettysburg, PA 17325 717-338-5455

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FiND iT FREDERiCK is the distinctive shopper's magazine that fuses funky with functional. Both residents and day-trippers alike are reaching...