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Well, the holiday season is over and many of us are hunkering down and waiting for the cold, snowy weather to pass. Maybe you gather a stack of books from your winter reading list, perhaps you rededicate yourself to that 5K training program, or maybe you're still in search of some inspiration. You just happen to be in luck! This issue is full of great ideas for staying active and warm right here in Frederick. The Weinberg has launched a Lecture Series that will feature some amazing speakers, perfect for those of you who resolved on New Year's Eve to get smarter in 2013! How about a hot night in Cuba without needing airfare? That Cuban Place is a warm oasis when the snow and ice start arriving. Need even more ideas or motivation? Tune into our FiND iT Adventure Series, which continues with several of us taking a spin around the Roller Derby Track in Brunswick, as well as enjoying the Sushi 101 class at The Kitchen Studio. Head to www.FiNDiTFrederick.com to see what's playing! And remember...don't just be inspired. Go be inspiring! Melissa Howes-Vitek, Editor melissa@pulsepublishing.net




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Frederick's Tomy (one “M”) Wright has traveled the world gathering inspiration from the musicians he's played with and the people he meets, but his first inspiration came in the form of a musically encouraging household. Tomy developed his musical appreciation early on from his parents who shared their love of a wide range of music from the classical Puccini, to the popular music of George and Ira Gershwin, and Harry Belafonte, as well as country great Glen Campbell. His mother started him in a kindergarten rhythm band and soon he picked up his father’s childhood violin, which he played for 8 years. Regularly attending the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras exposed Tomy to a rich and diverse musical culture. Dubbed the “Dapper Troubadour,” this 30-year military veteran now embraces the guitar, percussion, and the contemporary folk genre as his vehicles of artistic expression. Tomy can be found co-hosting the Monday night Songwriters

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Showcase at Brewer's Alley and heard playing with several groups as well as in solo performances all over the Greater Washington, D.C., area. A BMI recording artist, and member of local, regional, national and international folk music associations, Tomy is on the Board of Directors for the Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW; www.saw.org) and Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise (F.A.M.E.). He has also achieved national airplay on NPR’s Car Talk (www.cartalk.com/ct/searchMusic.jsp (show #0321) with his “I’m Gonna Get Me a Car" (www.tomywright.com/pages/Lyrics2.html). While Tomy's associations and accomplishments are impressive, there is nothing that speaks louder of his talent than sitting in a venue and watching his fingers fly across the neck of his 12-string




guitar, hearing the smooth melodies from his voice, seeing the utter joy on his face when he performs, all while he invites you to get to know him and his history with the lyrics of each original song. 1. What ice cream flavor best describes you? CoffeeÂ

2. What is your favorite word or phrase? "Not at a loss for material, just at a loss for time."

3. What three words would your friends and family use to describe you? His word's good. 4. What are you most passionate about? Acoustic music, all genres, in Frederick County

5. Where in Frederick County are you most likely to be found? Frederick Coffee Company

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Indiana Jones had to traverse the Amazon and face near-death to find the mythical lost city of Akator. Fortunately for Fredericktonians, a journey to the heart of our own underground city is as simple as shuffling down a flight of stairs to claim a barstool at Wag’s. A downtown institution, Wag’s has been serving its famed burgers “eight steps below the competition” (as their slogan goes) since 1981.

When I stop in with my husband and kids in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, I expect the place to be deserted between meals, but it’s packed. The ambience is dark-wood-and-mahogany meets casual pub. The regulars crowd the bar; a large group in suits and ties takes a table in the back beside the defunct cigarette machine. Meanwhile, our veteran waitress is bantering with my kindergartner about his favorite Nintendo games. Nowhere have I seen such an eclectic group of clientele so happily coexisting. A plate of cheese fries later, and we are all in heaven. My daughter notes the framed Ford’s Opera House poster hanging on the wall beside us and decides this is our table (our last name being Ford). Sounds good to me. Our next stop “down below” is a block away at the Rock & Roll Graveyard on Patrick Street. Before we enter, we peruse a chalkboard highlighting upcoming local music events. Downstairs we find heavy metal posters, cinderblock walls painted a cool




SPEND iT! purple, and wall-to-wall vinyl. My daughter eyes the comfy blue couch as owner Chris Wolfe immediately emerges to greet us. An avid record collector since age 13, Wolfe decided to open a business when his stock outgrew his home. The storefront now houses 6,000 albums that are “priced to sell,” he says. To this end, he’s turned over about 1,000 records per month in the year-and-a-half that he’s been in business. He also buys and sells turntables, cassette decks, CDs, and tapes, though on this day a happy collector has depleted his stock of the latter. Business is good enough, Wolfe says, to support two record stores in a three-block radius, with zero animus between the owners. I leave my music-loving husband in his own little paradise and take the children nextdoor to the recently opened Old Colony Company. Here we descend into what feels like a spring day, with the sky-colored walls, gleaming bronze sink, and the wall of soap products in every scent and hue—from absinthe and apple to chocolate and coffee to spiced chai and verbena. My 5-year-old wants to sniff every one of them, including the unscented variety and the special pet bar. Meanwhile, my daughter is offered a biscuit to feed the shop’s dog and is, once again, in heaven. As we shop (and shop and shop), owner Joe Klingman tells us how his business idea had its roots in the small Pennsylvania town where he grew up, and where the downtown market district was the center of every resident’s life. He honed a skill learned in childhood and began making goat milk soap in his Lake Linganore basement as a means of turning locally sourced products into goods that could be sold within the community. After initially operating the successful



SPEND iT! business out of his home, he was able to open the downtown store in August. In addition to his own all-natural soaps and skin-care products, he features hand-crafted merchandise from other local, regional, and national artisans, including art glass candles, pottery, wooden kitchenware, and organic cotton towels. I am making a sizeable purchase from these offerings when my husband reappears. He holds up a bag and triumphantly reports on the results of his treasure hunt: two hard-tofind Aztec Camera albums and several rarities in the bargain bin. Within a day, he is plotting his next trip back. Now parched from our shopping adventures, we head out to refuel. Around the corner we find The Cellar Door Restaurant. When we



SPEND iT! first moved to Frederick, this subterranean space was a local hot spot known as the Brown Pelican. Before we ever had the chance to try it, it closed and morphed into a tiki bar, which lasted for about two minutes before the restaurant was finally renovated and reopened as this cozy pub. With brick floors, wall paneling made from Vermont barn doors, and cushioned seats around the ample bar, we’ve found a safe haven on a cold winter’s day. A colorful board advertises an impressive array of events from live music to open mic night to trivia to brunch. Right now, though, the only sound is the quiet hum of friendly chatter. A framed display highlights the storied history of this space, dating back to the Civil War when a portion of the money used to ransom the city from the



SPEND iT! Confederates was stored in a safe on the premises. The safe is still there today, and the owners were proud to host a local high school history class on a field trip to see this living piece of Frederick history. Another local history icon is the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, located across the street from the Weinberg Center in the basement of the old Francis Scott Key Hotel. Featuring productions ranging from the edgy, original, and contemporary to the classics (“The Glass Menagerie”, “A Christmas Carol”) to children’s theatre, this downtown gem recently celebrated its 15th birthday. My daughter attended theatre camp there this summer, and I was happy to while away many an afternoon folded into a vintage movie theater seat in the hallway, looking at play props and listening to my 7-year-old sing everything from Sondheim to "Footloose." With an active education program and a troupe of performers dedicated to creating serious theatre art (including comedy and improv), this program truly has something to offer anyone. While big cities such as Montreal boast underground commercial districts that stretch for miles, Frederick’s subterranean scene offers shopping, dining, and entertainment in a small package. We like it that way. We will be back to claim Fords’ table, to keep warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and to enjoy our town’s hidden not-so-hidden treasures at every opportunity.



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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.

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Words by Melissa Howes-Vitek There are certain people in this world who just know how to make you feel welcome. Their spirit is joyful, their passion for their work is evident, and somehow... it's contagious. Alfredo, owner of That Cuban Place (TCP), is just such a guy. Walking into TCP is like arriving at a dear friend's home, or if you're Cuban, it probably feels a little like home!



SAVOR iT! Established in 2006, TCP had some challenges along the way, including having to vacate their original Market Street location due to safety issues with the building they were renting. Then came the food truck... ah the food truck! Folks lined up late into the evening to get their TCP fix. Finally, last spring, TCP landed at their new location on Church Street. While it certainly doesn't have the same potential for foot traffic, it doesn't seem to matter one bit! Folks find it! Advantages to the new space are a larger dining area, a warm weather patio area, space for live bands to play with abandon, and parking...plenty of free parking right by the front door. The warm orange walls, the authentic dĂŠcor, and the warm welcome make for great expectations for the Caribbean and Latin American food, and TCP doesn't disappoint...in fact...I dream about the picadillo. Really. I do. Picadillo is this scrumptious ground beef, tomato




sauce, green olives, onions, cumin, salt and pepper combo that I have absolutely no delusions that I could ever replicate at home. I am happy to let Alfredo be my supplier. Add a few croquettes, a basket of plantains, and a bite or two of my husband's Cuban sandwich and I'm a very happy camper. (I hate to even mention how generous the portions are or how their prices are an amazing value, because to me, the real value is the undeniable quality of the food!) That's just my Irish/ German opinion. The real test is the folks who have grown up with this cuisine. Read the reviews, talk to other customers...they all agree...it's like tasting their Grandma's homemade recipes. Good stuff. So if you're sitting there dreaming of a warm Caribbean get away, but your time and money aren't as vast as your imagination, head over to That Cuban Place. One warm meal with the staff at TCP and you'll be transported. The snowy landscape outside will be a distant memory...at least for an hour or two! www.thatcubanplace.com 506 E. Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-760-7736



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I think everyone who lives in Frederick appreciates our vibrant artistic environment. We have everything from grand public displays such as the Community Bridge Mural, to venues such as the Museum Shop, which frequently houses works of an internationally recognized caliber. And we are especially blessed with local artists who produce beautiful personal aesthetic gems for display in our own homes. Not many towns of our size can boast of artistic lives half as active as ours. However, we are not immune to an age-old problem: money!



ViSiT iT! As much as I would love to possess a large personal collection of local Frederick art, many of the pieces that I covet remain out of my (and many others’) pricerange because truly good art is an expensive endeavor from start to finish. This is no fault of the artists, of course. They have to make hefty up-front investments in materials, studio space, time etc. When pricing their creations, artists must consider the value of all of those practical things before they can even begin the soul-searching process of placing a monetary value on their unique skills and artistic vision, which is what they are most eager to share with the world. The saddest result of this equation is that many talented artists can’t secure the funding they need to even start working on their visions. So how do we fix it? Enter the annual Community Supported Art (CSA) project at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Here’s how it works: according to Virginia Rose Kane, the program coordinator, nine artists who work in different media are commissioned to create 25 new and unique works of art apiece. That’s a total of 225 artworks.



ViSiT iT! Then, the CSA sells 25 individual shares of the project for $300 each. Every patron who purchases a share will receive nine of the art works—one from each artist involved in the project— at special receptions held over a two-month period from October to December. The real beauty of the program is that those same artworks would add up to over $1,000 for a buyer at retail prices, so the savings for the shareholders are significant to say the least. The wide discount margin comes from eliminating inefficiency and uncertainty for the artists. They don’t have to worry about any marketing or venue costs, and they don’t have to raise the rates on their pieces in order to compensate for any works that might not sell. The pieces are bought before they are ever made! So what’s the catch? That’s the exciting part! If you purchase a share of the project, you have no idea what you’re going to get until you get it! You can see some samples of previous works completed by the artists in the project, but because the works won’t be created until months in the future, not even the artists are entirely sure what the final outcome will look like. Some folks might be uncomfortable with that, but I think it’s kind of a thrill. After all, where is the fun in life without risk?



ViSiT iT! Kane was kind enough to show me some samples of 2012 CSA art, and I was really impressed. That year’s group included silver jewelry, ceramic sculpture, decorative masks, photography, illustrations, weavings, and more that she couldn’t yet show me. I think my favorite was a little silver necklace with the outline of leaves lightly etched into its surface. This will be the program’s third year in Frederick, but Kane said the Delaplaine “stole” the idea from a group based in Minneapolis called Spring Board for the Arts, who wants to spread CSA around the country so that artists can continue to connect with the public outside of a gallery setting. The folks at the Delaplaine found out about the program from a PBS special documentary, and when Kane called the parent organization to ask about getting started, they sent a hundred-page resource guide to Frederick. That year, 2011, Frederick was the only city outside of the original to give the project a try, and it was a great success. Kane said that many communities across the country started their own CSA programs in 2012, but Frederick is still the closest one to Washington and Baltimore. The influences of the CSA reach beyond each year’s event. Although all of the pieces created as part of the project go to shareholders, many of the artists are inspired to create new projects that build upon their CSA works. For instance, a musician who recorded a CD of steampunk music specifically for the 2011 CSA has expanded his exploration of that genre to work on new albums. Kane said many of the other artists have followed a similar path. “It has gotten them to take the work they did for the CSA and to make it something bigger,” Kane said. The Community Supported Art Program www.delaplaine.org/programs-events/csa/ (301) 698-0656



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Words By Shuan Butcher Recently, Academy Award Winning Director Steven Spielberg spoke to a sold-out crowd in Richmond. Back in the fall, former President Bill Clinton did the same in Baltimore. Both individuals were part of the respective community’s Speaker Series, a concept that brings profound people to speak to an audience about their ideas on a wide range of topics. Now, folks such as Cal Ripken, Jr., Gen. Colin Powell, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Terry Gross will be coming to Frederick as part the new Frederick Speaker Series.

Speaker series are usually products of larger cities. However, Frederick is ripe for such an endeavor, according to John Healey, executive theater manager for the Weinberg Center for the Arts, which is hosting the four-part event. In recent years, Frederick Reads has seen tremendous success. The Speaker Series is seen as an expansion of that, although there are some major differences between the two. For example, Frederick Reads focuses on literature by bringing in an author or poet. It just so happens the four celebrities that are part of this year’s speaker series have also published books, but that is not what they are known for. The other difference is that most Frederick Reads events are free and there is a cost associated with the Frederick Speaker Series. WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM



The City of Frederick has grown up over the years, from an arts and cultural perspective, and residents now come to expect programming such as this. That wasn’t always the case. Healey recalls when he first brought David Sedaris to the Weinberg Center and an audience member stood up during the Q & A and asked “what are you doing here, in Frederick?” The demographics of the city do show that Frederick is a highly educated population that will support speakers and authors of high caliber. The Frederick Speaker Series is just one example of new programming that has come to the Weinberg Center during the past several years. Healey has added new programs, such as comedy acts or musicians, that he hopes will attract new and/or younger audiences. After all, the Weinberg Center is a theatre for the community. The idea of hosting world-renowned speakers was an idea kicked around a few years ago. Frederick residents Lisa and Marvin Ausherman have attended numerous Baltimore Speaker Series events at Stevenson College in the past and wondered what it would take to bring something like that to their own city. The philanthropic couple provided a matching grant to the Weinberg Center to get it started. And Healey is the first to point out that the Frederick Speaker Series is a collaborative effort. The speakers were chosen with insights from Healey, the Aushermans, Joyce Heptner from the Ausherman Family Foundation, and Elizabeth Cromwell and Darrell Batson from Frederick County Public Libraries. The group wanted to bring a variety of topics to Frederick, including politics, sports, leadership, health, and entertainment, which also helps to attract audiences with diverse interests. Since this is the inaugural year of the speaker series, they also wanted to have four recognizable names to help launch it. Hence, the lineup includes Cal Ripken, Jr., Gen. Colin Powell, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Terry Gross. At least two of the speakers have connections to other efforts in the community. For example, a statue of Ripken that was recently dedicated at Orioles Park was completed by Frederick artist Toby Mendez. Also, Weil’s presentation will be a good segue for the Holistic Health Conference sponsored by Frederick Community College and Frederick Memorial Hospital.



LEARN iT! Hosting nationally renowned speakers does fit the mission of the Weinberg Center of presenting arts and culture that folks don’t have to travel to Washington D.C. or Baltimore to get. “It gives people a choice,” Healey said. “Folks living in the region can decide if they want to drive to D.C. or to Frederick for similar offerings.” And in Frederick, not only is the ticket price more affordable, but parking is cheaper, dinner is probably going to cost less, and traffic is less troublesome. Offering this type of product is not cheap. Without the support of the sponsors, individual ticket prices wouldn’t be affordable. In addition to the Ausherman Family Foundation, other supporters of the Frederick Speaker Series include SAIC, Hood College, and the C Burr Artz Trust. FMH, PNC, and Kipling Foundation is helping to underwrite individual programs. Attendees interested in hearing all the speakers can also save money by purchasing a subscription to the entire event. And individuals interested in a meet-and-greet with the speakers can pay an additional fee, with proceeds benefiting the library system. In the end, Healey hopes attendees will walk away with new knowledge and a new desire to learn about issues facing us today. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.weinbergcenter.org.



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Frederick boasts a rich arts community. Public art abounds as do artists whose work is inspired by this great city. The Altered Shop, founded by creative powerhouse Vanessa Mahone, is home to some of the hippest handmade pieces around. Offering everything from wall art to treasure boxes, The Altered Shop is the perfect place to secure a custom, oneof-a-kind art piece. Each of the pieces Mahone creates is tailored to your specific desires and she loves incorporating your life (through photos and/or items) into the work she creates. Here, her multimedia approach represents some of her favorite Frederick spots. Born out of her love for glue guns and glitter, Mahone's designs are unique works of art that have graced the walls of coffee shops, art galleries, and family homes around the DC Metro area. Thealteredshop.etsy.com 850-982-7448



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Words by Naomi Pearson When the temperature bottoms out, some of us would rather sluggishly curl up somewhere warm and cozy (and preferably indoors), while others practically crackle like fresh frost with their eagerness for being out in the elements.

Of course, winter abounds with all sorts of sports for the active, outdoorsy types. It also holds some surprises for those of us who feel the need to come out of hibernation every so often, but are not quite so inclined to such extreme cold-weather exertion. For many of these, snow or even freezing temperatures are and, most of them are in or near Frederick!



ViSiT iT! Head out for a trek through the winter wonderland. Snow or not, you can go on a good old-fashioned hike. You'll stretch your legs, the crisp air will invigorate you and you may even glimpse creatures in their natural habitat staring at you before they bound away. Frederick County and nearby Washington County have several national and state parks, such as Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, and Greenbrier State Park with plenty of appropriate and well-marked paths and trails. If there’s snow – at least 6 inches – take your pick of cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing (you can rent the equipment through local sporting goods stores). Some of these trails are sections of the park roads simply left unplowed, so you likely won't have any nasty terrain surprises and shouldn't get lost. And no, you don’t have to go the whole length of any trail, unless you want to. Feeling particularly adventurous? Contact Shenandoah Mountain Guides and sign up for one of their outdoor courses, to learn things such as basic outdoor skills and orienteering or go on one of their trips through one of the parks. Or if you really know what you're doing, create your own excursion and go backpack camping, following the "leave no trace" principles. If balancing on ice on what amounts to a knife's edge is your thing, both Frederick and Hagerstown have ice rinks with sessions for public skating, private or semi-private lessons, and hockey. When it’s cold enough, there are even some



ViSiT iT! local and state parks that allow skating (at your own risk) on their lakes or ponds. If you’d rather, though, you can go to the rinks to watch other people play hockey in children's, youth, high school and adult leagues, admire the stylings of the next Olympic figure skater, or snicker at your buddies as they slip and slide and try to stay upright. Maybe you could go a little further out and try something new – such as curling at the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel, and no, it has nothing to do with hair. You slide granite rocks across the ice toward a target. The team who gets its rocks closest wins – kind of like darts on ice or shuffleboard. And it doesn't require skates. A couple of the nearby parks in nearby York County, Pa., also feature ice fishing or ice boating. Farther afield, you can try downhill skiing, snowboarding or tubing at one of the ski resorts across the border in Pennsylvania or out in Maryland's Garrett County. Snowmobiling is permitted under strict guidelines in the state parks in Garrett County and Pennsylvania. Here's a secret: Pennsylvania state parks allow dog sledding! There are also a couple of businesses in Maryland that offer dog sledding tours with or without snow.



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Some of the parks charge a use fee of less than 5 bucks per car. Unless you have your own skates, you'll need to rent them at an ice rink along with payment for the session or lesson. You'll also have to shell out some cash for guided excursions or mountain skiing. Or you can keep it simple and free. Go on that hike in one of the county parks. Find a hill and go sledding or wage an epic snowball war. If you want, you can invite your kids. A few places are listed below to get you started with your winter sporting. Visit www.finditfrederick.com for a complete list of area parks, etc. Talk to folks at local sporting goods stores or surf the web for more winter appropriate get-yourbehind-moving ideas.



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Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex 580 Security Road Hagerstown, MD 21740 (301) 766-9122 www.hagerstownice.org Potomac Curling Club at National Capital Curling Center 13810 Old Gunpowder Road Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 362-1116 www.curldc.org

Other Places for Adventures

Catoctin Mountain Park (National Park Service) 6602 Foxville Road Thurmont, MD 21788 Headquarters: (301) 663-9330; Visitor Center: (301) 663-9388 www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm Cunningham Falls State Park & Gambrill State Park (Thurmont) 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road Thurmont, MD 21788 (301) 271-7574 www.dnr.state.md.us/index.asp Frederick County Parks & Recreation 118 North Market Street Frederick, Maryland (301) 600-1646 https://www.co.frederick.md.us/index.aspx?nid=3140



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We are excited to launch our newest project, FiND iT ADVENTURES! The staff here at FiND iT will be venturing out all across Frederick County and the surrounding region to experience first hand what makes our area so awesome. The super cool part is that the mad creatives at Digital Bard will be coming along to film the entire crazy thing! Scan the QR code or log onto www.finditfrederick.com to see our mini webisode. You can also find the webisode at http://www.youtube.com/ user/finditfrederick. Be sure to subscribe to our channel...you don't wanna miss any of the fun. Plus...be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, because you just might win a chance to come play with us on our next adventure!




Words by Amanda R odriguez

Do you remember that movie that came out a few years ago? With Drew Barrymore? About the roller derby? Well, for-real roller derby is like a thousand times more awesome than that. When I joined my fellow FiND iT friends for an adventure at the rink with the ladies of the Key City Roller Derby, I have to admit that I had some very Hollywood perceptions about roller derby and the ladies who rock it.

While my expectations were, for the most part, vastly off the mark, some of them were dead on. WWW.FiNDiTFREDERiCK.COM


SECTION MOVE iT! HEADER! Like, I expected tattoos. And, yep, there were a bunch of those. S tripey socks, fishnet stockings, and shorty shorts? Yes, yes, and totally yes. Leather even. But, I also expected bad attitudes, rugged personalities, and radio faces. Can’t say there was any of that! The women of roller derby were extremely receptive to having us noobs come in and learn about their sport. They were informative, supportive, and extremely passionate about letting people know about what they do. And, they are the same women you see all over Frederick; they’re nurses and teachers and dancers and moms. They just have this awesome skill and endurance that allows them to lace up a pair of skates, get into “derby stance,” and hustle around a rink like nobody’s business, throwing shoulders and hip checking other hard core derby girls like a boss. As “fresh meat,” my comrades and I were run through the training they give to anyone else taking their first steps into the rink. First order of business? Learning to fall. Apparently, this is a skill one wanting to join the roller derby needs to master, and quickly. Personally, I didn’t mistakenly meet the hardwood even once (probably a result of the hundreds of Friday nights I spent hitting a roller rink to skate-dance and meet boys in the early 90s). But, even I, with my skating prowess, came close a number



SECTION HEADER! MOVE iT! of times. Matter of fact, of everything that hurt the following morning, and there was plenty, my shoulder blades were the most tender due to my repeated use of my please-don’t-fall flailing windmill arms. My thighs, not to be outdone, were also leaden and throbbing post-derby morning, thanks to the perpetual squat, one must stay in to prevent needing to use the flailing-windmill-arms I spoke of previously. Add to that my throbbing lower back, my aching biceps, and the swelling around my ankle regions and I can say that, if nothing else, the roller derby tried to kill me is one intense workout! That is also insanely fun. I am this close to signing up for the next 6-week Fresh Meat course just as a way to get in shape. I’m the kind of person who gets bored on the treadmill and who can’t seem to crack the Zumba code that would allow me to enjoy a class without stumbling over my own shins. There’s nothing boring about roller derby, and since skating turns out to be like bike riding for me, I feel like I’ve got this whole thing in the bag. Not when it comes to competitive roller derby, however. That, friends, is a whole different ball game. There is contact among the players that sometimes ends in injury, and while it seems fun in theory, me bloodied and bruised is not my idea of fun in practice. It seems that the ladies of roller derby have an extra badass bone in their bodies that I was not gifted with at creation. As amazing as I felt whirring around the rink, wind in my hair, arms flailing occasionally, I just can’t see myself doing that while dodging shoulders, and hips, and booties and stuff.



SECTION MOVE iT! HEADER! But, perhaps it’s for you?! Here are five things you need to know about flat-track roller derby before you decide to join the team: It is a contact sport. Meaning people are going to touch you. A lot. And not in a soft way.

S ometimes, people get hurt. Just like any other sport. You need to be in relatively good shape to become a member of a roller derby team and be prepared to work hard while you’re there.

There is a ton of equipment involved. For safety purposes, of course. And, it’s not optional even if you don’t think you look fantastic in a helmet and mouthpiece, you’re gonna have to wear it (and a bunch of other padding, too) if you really want to get in the rink. You don’t need to be a professional. Heck, you technically don’t even have to be amazing at skating when you start. They teach you all of the derby basics when you go to practice and you have time to perfect those skills before you are even allowed access to a scrimmage. Try it out! Key City Roller Derby hosts a number of open houses throughout the year. Go to one and see if it’s for you. If nothing else you’ll probably have a blast like I did!



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This is the time of year when the cold temperatures and dry indoor heat can wreak havoc on our skin. Luckly for us, Patti Foss has recently relocated her little shop of skincare from Shepherdstown, W.Va. to right here in Downtown Frederick! Her shelves are full of the perfect skin remedy for any and all skin types. So stop itching and fussing over your skin dilemmas and stop by The Skin Care Shop for some help! www.theskincareshop.com 23 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-668-8222






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It's real alright! Next time you're heading out of Frederick County in search of a gastronomical adventure, consider Catonsville and Pho Real, a sweet little gem that features the best offerings of Vietnamese cuisine. It's said that a chef's passion for food can be tasted in his food. Well then, get ready for some delightfully tasty treats. New to this cuisine? No worries! The staff is happy to be your tour guide through this yummy food landscape. www.PhoReal40.com 1116 N Rolling Road Catonsville, MD 21228 (410) 744-2740



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I have a thing for botanical gardens. I've been fortunate enough to have visited some of our country's best: Chicago Botanic Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden (with its amazing butterfly house), Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) in Milwaukee, to name a few. Each and every one has delightful aspects that set it apart from the next and make it well worth a visit...and that includes the United States Botanic Garden.




More than 200 years ago, George Washington envisioned a botanical garden that would demonstrate and promote the importance of plants. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in North America. The mission of the U.S. Botanic Garden is not only to provide an amazing environment for its visitors to enjoy at any time of the year, but to also promote botanical knowledge through the cultivation of an ordered collection of plants, to present displays of plants, exhibits, and educational programs to the Congress and the public, and to foster sustainability and plant conservation. The indoor gardens and galleries of the conservatory with the jungle, desert and primeval paradise, offer the perfect place to escape a winter day or an overwhelming schedule. Upon entering, you are welcomed by bright colors and intoxicating fragrance. The warm micro-climate that supports that plant life is like a mini-vacation to the islands.




The outdoor gardens, the National Garden and Bartholdi Park, are just across the street and are remarkably verdant even in the short days of winter. The gardens often feature special exhibits including sculptures (Sculpture Gardens...another of my faves!). The U.S. Botanic Garden is dedicated to demonstrating the importance of plants to the well-being of humankind, so with that in mind...all of the gardens are open every day of the year and admission is free. Free, people! I can't think of another place where you can get such a rich experience for free. Its calendar is always full with special programs and tours, as well as the regular daily activities available such as the Family Field Journal or the Junior Botanist Kid's Backpack program for those 9 and older. Add a spin through the various multisensory exhibits and no one will leave complaining! “From roses to orchids, the Rainforest to the Mid-Atlantic, rare and endangered plants to the latest in home gardens, you will find a world of plants and environments in our permanent exhibits and gardens. Any time of year, you'll see something beautiful in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, the National Garden, and Bartholdi Park.� www.usbg.gov 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20001 202-225-8333



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The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a Concert Gala! The Gala will feature a performance of period music by world renowned Mezzo Soprano Susanne Mentzer as well as an impressive spread of wine and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit the ongoing preservation efforts of the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society. WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2013 TIME: 6:30 pm WHERE: The Reception Hall at Auburn 12320 Auburn Road,Thurmont, MD 21788 PHONE: 410-243-2626 MORE INFO & RESERVATIONS: catoctinfurnace.org/40thanniversarygala.html




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Make Some Maryland Memories

Home to five national parks, eight state parks, over thirty museums and historic sites, and plenty of shopping at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets! Come ski, snowboard or go tubing at the nearby Whitetail Resort, just outside of Hagerstown near Clear Spring! Other attractions include:

• Washington County Museum of Fine Arts • Washington County Rural Heritage Museum • Maryland Symphony Orchestra • Fort Frederick State Park • Antietam National Battlefield

• South Mountain State Battlefield • Western Maryland Rail Trail • C&O Canal NHP • And so much more!

Make Some Maryland Memories!

Come and see our Visitor Welcome Center at 6 North Potomac Street in Hagerstown, And while you’re there eat at some great Hagerstown Restaurants!

www.marylandmemories.com 888.257.2600

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