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WINTER DELIGHTS ON CARROLL CREEK A brisk but relaxing stroll reveals the treasure that is Frederick’s pride and joy

UNLOCK YOUR INNER SHERLOCK Solving creative puzzles and conundrums is the only way out

TURN UP THE HEAT Local restaurants use spicy fare and relaxed atmospheres to offer a warm welcome to diners

SECOND CHANCE A caring and dedicated staff provides a second chance to wild animals in need




HEALING HOLISTICALLY Frederick is home to a variety of natural, health-enhancing treatment methods

PINBALL WIZARDRY Not just fun and games, pinball has educational and therapeutic possibilities


I’ve trained as a musician in West Virginia and spent 13 years in Chicago with my husband, enjoying the many benefits of living in a big, vibrant city. Although I’ve now lived in Frederick for as long as I did in Chicago, I know a small piece of my heart still resides there and in West Virginia, too. While I’ll always be a West Virginia University Mountaineer and think longingly of our days in Chicago, the City of Frederick is now very much home. So, I’ll admit it…the FOUND iTs in this issue are completely self serving! Eating authentic Chicago hot dogs right in Downtown Frederick? I never even dared to dream! As well as a new gourmet popcorn shop with flavors that make you smile just across the border in West Virginia? I’ll take it! Each issue, we work to bring you the people, places and things that we hope you’ll find as wonderful, interesting, entertaining and/or delicious as we do. So while we’re in this wintry season, bundle up and explore the county and venture over the edge. You’ll be sure to discover yet another treasure that’s been patiently waiting to be found all along. Be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter at FiNDiTFrederick.com and follow us on social media for our exciting giveaways!

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Clutch the Future, an exciting annual fundraising event hosted by Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc. (W2WM), provides essential funding to support Woman to Woman Mentoring Inc. with the mission to: Cultivate mentoring relationships that provide women with guidance, support and community connections. Enjoy silent and live auctions featuring hundreds of beautiful, brand named, new and gently-owned purses, fashion shows, raffle drawings, catering delights and more.

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COPY EDITING FiND iT Frederick is a free quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC, 12 S. Market Street, Suite 101, Frederick, MD 21701. All contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior consent of the publisher. For information about advertising in an upcoming issue of FiND iT Frederick, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, ext. 11, email donna@pulsepublishing.net or visit FindItFrederick.com. If you have questions or comments regarding FiND iT Frederick, you may contact the editor, Melissa Howes-Vitek, at 301-662-6050, ext. 17 or email melissa@pulsepublishing.net. Many thanks to the numerous individuals and businesses that provided information and their time for our articles­and features. We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FiND iT Frederick or Pulse Publishing, LLC

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


AMANDA JOHNSTON is a lifelong resident of Frederick County. She loves Frederick’s unique history, its friendly residents, and its shops and restaurants. A writer for over 15 years, she most recently served as Assistant Director of the Historical Society of Frederick County, and has been active with Tourism Council of Frederick County. She currently serves as a board member for Celebrate Frederick, and is completing her master’s degree in Marketing from UMUC. She lives with her husband, and their two tween and teen girls.

TY UNGLEBOWER is a freelance writer, fiction author, sometime stage actor and unabashed introvert. He lives in Knoxville, Md. You can follow him on Twitter @TyUnglebower, or read his blog at TyUnglebower.com.


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Frederick is known for a skyline that boasts more church spires than high rises, and more historical buildings than modern architecture. However, the city’s decades old flood control plan resulted in a stunning example of how preservation and innovation can work beautifully together.


Photography by Peter Kremers

The planning for Carroll Creek Park began

Education Center on Carroll Street to East

in the late 1970s in an effort to remove

Patrick Street. Construction began in

Downtown Frederick from the 100-year

December 2013 and was completed in

floodplain and restore economic vitality to

May 2016. Beautiful planters and additional

the historic commercial district. Today, after

fountains, while not a focus during the winter,

much planning, time and money, the creek

provide lovely architectural structure as snow

that threatened the city repeatedly has

begins to blanket the area.

been tamed into a gorgeous waterfront park.

These improvements are not without some

As of June 2006, the first phase of the

problems. Unfortunately, the slow moving

p a r k i m p rove m e nt s we re c o m p l et e d .

water in the creek created water quality

Running from just beyond Court Street to

issues. Recurrent algae blooms throughout

just past Carroll Street, elements to the

the summer months had detracted from the

park include what is a nearly 1.3-mile long

project. Enter the nonprofit, Color on the

study in functional art. Brick pedestrian

Creek. In early May of 2013, the creek’s water

paths are bedazzled with mosaics, bronze-

garden was established with more than 100

cast water features and beautifully crafted

volunteers potting and placing more than

iron-work flank pedestrian bridges, a 350-

1,000 perennial and 150 tropical plants in

seat amphitheater welcomes the public

the creek. The garden now has about 4,000

for outdoor performances during milder

plants in 450 containers and extends well

weather, while the Community Mural Bridge

over 1/4 of a mile in length while covering

beckons visitors to stay awhile and gaze at

nearly 30,000 square feet of water. While

the amazing examples of the trompe l’oeil

not an official title, it could possibly be the

style of painting, completed by local artist

longest planted water garden in the world!

William Cochran and assistants in 1998.

So that takes care of the warm weather season, but what about once the plants are

the area from the Delaplaine Visual Arts

dormant? Enter the creative and inspired

Photography by Peter Kremers

The next phase of improvements include


Color on the Creek folks yet again. Beginning

taking a brisk walk at the other end crossing

in December 2016, they introduced an

into Baker Park, there is much to enjoy along

initial “test boat” that was moored in Carroll

the way.

The hope is that in years to come she will be joined by many others. The plan is to have small flat-bottomed 5- to 12-foot Jon boats transformed into beautiful old world sailboats. Imagine eventually having 15 or 20 boats stretching from Court Street to the Iron bridge, including gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners and pirate ships, moored with their sail

A mid-day adventure could include a tour and sampling of hand-crafted spirits at McClintock Distilling Company, a quick and tasty lunch at the German inspired Döner Bistro, the ever-popular Mexican restaurant La Paz, or the newest addition, Windy City Red Hots, which features all the Chicago food classics that transport any Midwestern transplant home again.

outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk

Evenings on the creek are visually dramatic

till dawn during the holiday season.

with the newest addition of the sail boat

While providing an obvious recreational and cultural resource, Carroll Creek Linear Park, also known as Carroll Creek Way, serves as a great way to spend the day. Whether you

traced in holiday lights, and can be spent having dinner at the upscale, yet comfortably welcoming, Wine Kitchen or Greek eatery Opa! Mezze Grill.

start at the East Patrick Street end to spend

Whether you need to relax, eat a quick meal

some time shopping for delicious local

or are entertaining out-of-town guests, a

treats at McCutcheon’s Apple Products and

stroll along Carroll Creek is a great way to

visiting the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center or

enjoy Frederick.

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/ / Melissa Howes-Vitek

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It’s a family affair at Surelocked In Escape Games in Downtown Frederick! When FiND iT Frederick showed up at their doorstep, the Sparks family was charismatic and all too eager to lock us in their holiday-themed escape room called Naughty or Nice. (You can read more about our sleuthing escapades on our blog.) Since our encounter with Santa’s Naughty List, we’ve done a little more digging into this budding family business and we have nothing but great things to say. Escape Room rules are simple: you’re shut in a room for an hour and to get out, you must solve a series of interlocking puzzles, using objects and clues in the room. The Sparks at Surelocked In are generous and give you three hints to use at your discretion, to help as you race against the timer in the corner of the room. The concept is about 10 years old, with the earliest room opening in Japan in 2007. Escape rooms’ popularity continues to skyrocket, especially in Frederick, where the “positive response from the community has been overwhelming.” The “spark” for this family’s business came from their own escape room experience in the summer of 2015. The “family of five had a blast scrambling to solve the puzzles and beat the clock,” and it stuck with them. They’ve traveled around, as they say, “far and wide, escaping from rooms, always having a great time” and began to see trends, common to the most entertaining escape rooms. The Sparks have done a great job incorporating they’ve “created a new, wholesome, familyfriendly entertainment experience” in the heart of Downtown Frederick. As far as working together as a family, it’s clear that they collaborate well. Chris Sparks said “when it came time to start the family

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those elements into their own business;


business, we talked it over and realized we all had the skills and strengths we needed to build this thing right…we knew we could always count on each other when the work got stressful…You can always count on your family.” According to Chris, the business model is working beautifully. “Working together is a blast…it’s easy to find something funny to laugh about when you get to play games for a living,” he said. Their hard work has brought to life three different escape adventures. Ship Outta Luck is pirate ship-themed, and you must find your treasure below deck before the Royal Navy sinks your ship. In Escape Groom, you battle to save your friend from marrying a monster. Available around Christmas, Naughty or Nice entails the struggle of clearing your name from Santa’s “Naughty List,” as it was obviously put there by mistake. That seasonal room ended in January. When asked for a sneak peek into the next seasonal room, here was the Sparks’ response: “You want a sneak peek into the new room, eh? Well, much like our puzzles, our lips are sealed! We won’t tell you what it is, but we will say that all of our tables are round and good knights are in store for Downtown Frederick! It’ll to be a royally good time!” So, if you haven’t tried an escape room, let us be the first to say you must try one! is appropriate for families, friends, birthday parties, and other fun get-togethers. Work together to hone your detecting and sleuthing skills, with the hilariously punny Sparks family rooting for you the whole time.

Make a reservation at surelockedin.com or stop by their location at 220 N. Market St. in Downtown Frederick.

/ / Hailey Sarno

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Colin McGuire launched the Frederick Playlist in March 2014 with the goal of aiming a brighter spotlight on local musicians. A lifelong drummer, McGuire was motivated to start the website because what he sees as a vibrant music scene in Frederick still feels undiscovered and it fuels his personal love of music. “The music scene here is great and I just sort of wanted to help do my part in helping here is larger than people give it credit for, I always believed that it deserved more attention than it was getting.” McGuire believes that Frederick has the potential to be known nationally for its burgeoning music scene, so he is determined to do his part to help artists who can get bogged down by the norm—playing at the handful of bars that host music every now and then, and then fading into obscurity. McGuire hopes to help local musicians find inspiration to pursue music as a career, and provide them the means to do so. The mission behind Frederick Playlist is to bring each facet of the Frederick area music community together. Through photos, videos, podcasts, reviews, festival coverage, concert coverage, venue/artist profiles and a calendar of events that maps out where to find live local music, Frederick Playlist aims to be the most

Photography courtesy of Frederick Playlist


take it to another level. The talent pool

comprehensive destination for local music in the

a tool to expand your own audience. Open to all

Frederick area. The website is updated daily to

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artist, McGuire encourages you to use the site as

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The weather outside is frightful, the enthusiasm for resolutions is beginning to wane, and the thought of basking in the sun is sounding better and better! There are certainly many options to get away from it all, but most require an investment of some time, money, and/or some travel. While Frederick isn’t known for being the warmest place during the winter, a visit to one of three tropically inspired restaurants in town can certainly warm your belly‌no passport required.


Photography courtesy of Sabor de Cuba

Sabor de Cuba offers Frederick’s most authentic Cuban dining scene. The restaurant offers the aromas, flavors, art and, on some evenings, dance moves, that evoke the island’s rich culinary heritage. Owners Irieska Caetano and Angel Gattorno bring enthusiasm to their vision of sharing the Cuban culture with dining guests. As chef, Gattorno proudly shares the results of closely held family recipes while enhancing a menu of traditional Cuban favorites. It’s not uncommon to hear of diners who have traveled from nearby counties and states to eat at Downtown Frederick’s Sabor de Cuba. Driving more than an hour to get a taste of their ropa vieja or picadillo seems perfectly reasonable, considering the quality of the fare. Beyond the stellar food offerings, the restaurant’s Cuban scene is set by waitstaff dressed in classic Cuban shirts and original artwork by acclaimed Cuban artist Antonio Gattorno. A distant cousin of the chef, he is widely recognized as one of the founders of Cuba’s Modernist Movement. Gattorno played an important part in the development of a national identity in Cuban painting.


Just about a year ago, Chef Jorge Velasquez launched Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine on Buckeystown Pike. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Velasquez studied the art of cooking in his homeland of Peru. Honoring the traditions of his ancestors, then combining that with a variety of new techniques, he created his own style of ceviche and other delicious foods. His is a unique taste that must be experienced. Diners are certain to find a dish that will soon become a favorite. If the winter doldrums have you amped to hit some waves but a trek to the nearest body of warm salt water isn’t in the cards, head over to Surf House Island Cantina in Urbana. Serving responsibly sourced food, Surf House is proudly involved in the NEVER, NEVER PROGRAM, which means they only serve proteins and produce that are pesticide-free, hormone-free and GMO-free. With a menu featuring such delights as the Kahuna Burger, a variety of fish tacos, and the aptly named Sunchild Salad, there is something for everyone. Dining among surfboards, beach art and tones of blue and white definitely set the stage, so even if you’re a shubie (someone that

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When your dog or cat gets sick, they get rushed to the vet; but what happens when a hawk injures its leg or a turtle gets hit by a car? Frederick residents may take a trip down I-270 to the Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg. For the last 20 years, the facility has helped rehabilitate more than 75,000 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife creatures. Center Director Jim Monsma said the center treats about 3,000 animals per year. In 2016, it had surpassed that number by October.


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The facility takes in animals from all across

Since this facility takes care of so many

M a r y l a n d . “ M o s t o f t h e m c o m e f ro m

different species, there are a wide variety of

Montgomery County where we are located, but

injuries that they treat—ranging in severity. For

a sizable number come from Frederick, Anne

example, turtles often come in after being hit

Arundel, Prince George’s and Howard counties.

by cars or lawn mowers, birds are hurt by cats

Even the Eastern Shore at times,” Monsma says.

or by flying into windows, snakes get tangled

Society has “changed the environment so drastically.” Monsma explained, “We’ve made it very convenient and enjoyable for [people] with

in garden netting, hawks and owls suffer from West Nile Virus or starvation if they are inexperienced hunters.

roads and big windows…[and] [p]esticides to

The facility accommodates extended stays for

keep our lawn nice and green, but all of those

injured animals, and the length of a stay can

things are perilous to animals. We’ve made

vary depending on the extent of those injuries.

their existence a daily obstacle course with life

For example, a bird that hits a window may get

and death consequences. Every day they face

some medicine to bring down brain swelling and

these perils so, of course, the victims mount up.”

can be released the next morning. The snake

The private, nonprofit facility is one of few in the state that aids wildlife. “Gone are the days when people [will] just walk by an injured animal,” he affirmed, “nowadays people stop and...are desperate to get it help.”

that got tangled in the garden netting may be cut loose and let go that afternoon. The longest hospitalizations are usually turtles when they get hit by cars because their shells must be put back together and cemented into place. “Turtles, as I say, do everything slowly including

The problem is most people don’t know how

heal…we might have those animals for as long

to help. “They are looking for someone who is

as a year,” he added.

experienced, competent, has the right permits, has the right set up, and can do this in a way that the animal really benefits,” Monsma noted. “For all those 3,000 animals, somebody brought them [here,] so people are very grateful to find we exist and we will take good care of [those] animals.” For the amount of care they provide, Second Chances charges nothing to the folks who bring in animals. “We never want to see

“Some of the animals, we save their life, but for some reason they can not survive in the wild,” Monsma continued, “they may be missing an eye or not be able to fly.” In that case, “we work with a group that adopts them and keeps them as their educational animals. They go around to schools, [but] not every animal is temperamentally suited for that.”

[a bill] stand between an animal and the care it

The goal is always to rehabilitate an animal and

needs,” he asserted.

release it back into the wild. Monsma marvels


at the “wonderful feeling [seeing] that animal

a week or two and their parents are still taking

that’s been worked on just fly off or slither

care of them, so they usually do not need help.

off into the bushes...I don’t even know how

Other folks will bring in baby rabbits because

to describe it in words.” While they try to give

they don’t see the parents, but “rabbits get

every animal a new life, those whose injuries

fed at dawn and dusk and rest of day mom

are too severe are humanely euthanized.

is nowhere to be seen,” he says. “It’s normal...

The busiest time of the year is always May and June when people bring in orphaned babies.

sometimes people think they have to rescue animals that are not at all in need of rescue and other times it is obvious like [that] turtle

On any given day, there may be as many as

that’s been hit by a car and bleeding...by all

300 animals at the facility. They even host a

means, bring that in.”

donations of needed items such paper

So what should people do if they think an

towels, toilet paper and laundry detergent.

animal may be in distress? “The most important thing is call first because every

However, in the spring, people will bring in

situation is a little different and we can ask a

fledglings that have left the nest but don’t

lot of questions and try to determine ‘Does

know how to fly yet, assuming that they need

that animal need to be rescued?’ and ‘If so,

help. Monsma reassured us that this is a

what is the best course for it?’ Maybe bring it

normal stage of bird development that lasts

here. Maybe somewhere else.”



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“baby shower” in early May asking for supply


to celebrate love The premier FiND iT coloring contest was super fun and successful, especially for the winner fredlandia_1! ( Do an Instagram hashtag search for #coloritcolonial to see all the entries.) We were all so impressed with the many creative entries, that the staff of Colonial Jewelers decided to sponsor the page for this issue, too! The coloring page for this issue has love radiating every where! It’s just waiting for you to grab some colored pencils, markers, or crayons and creatively express your love in full color. All the rules for our old-school coloring contest are on the reverse of the coloring page, which is perforated for easy removal to give you easy access for coloring, posting, hanging proudly on your fridge, and maybe even framing? So just relax, enjoy the process and feel the color of love!

TIPS AND TOOLS Even if the last time you picked up a crayon was in kindergarten, coloring is like riding a bike, just jump in and you’ll be soothing your inner-child in no time! The rules are few, but the possible tools and techniques are many. + Crayons + Colored Pencils + Watercolor Pencils + Gel Pens + Markers


+ Pastels + Inexpensive eye shadow (they have great blending properties)

If you want to start tr ying some advanced techniques, add a blending pencil to help soften and blend colored pencils. Use different pressures and change directions when coloring to create a variety of textures. If you have wrist issues such as carpal tunnel, etc. try starting with low bleed markers...they don’t blend as well but they’re easier on your wrist. Breathe, color, relax, repeat.

COLORING CONTEST ColonialJewelers.com



Colonial Jewelers! COLOR MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER, and that includes this coloring page! Colonial Jewelers is hosting an old-school coloring contest with a modern twist. So, flex your coloring muscles, follow the rules, and you could win some great prizes! RULES TO FOLLOW 1. LIKE Colonial Jewelers on Facebook 2. COLOR your page using your own creative flair 3. TAKE A PIC of your completed coloring page 4. POST YOUR PHOTO of the completed coloring page to Facebook and TAG @colonialjewelers

in your post, USE THE HASHTAGS #colonialjewelers #coloritcolonial #finditfrederick

Make sure your post is public!

Deadline to post your completed coloring page in order to be eligible for a prize is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. WANT SOME EXTRA CREDIT? SHARE to Instagram using the same hashtags!


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By Amanda Johnston

Contrary to popular belief, there is no new age nonsense to be found in the science of holistic medicine. Recently, a few holistic health centers have opened in Frederick, introducing area residents to advancements in this field, including: Flotation Therapy, Zero Balancing and Infrared Rays. “Holistic healing is an approach to life [that] emphasizes the connection of the mind, body and spirit,” said Kym Grove, director of marketing for Holistic

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FLOTATION THERAPY After years of chronic back pain, Tom Palermo, an admitted skeptic, visited a float spa in Hagerstown. To his own surprise (and relief), his pain immediately subsided and he began to research the industry of float spas and the benefits of sensory deprivation chambers. After traveling throughout the country, Tom and his wife, Alyssa, “wanted to make something worthy of Frederick. Float Frederick is the largest float center on the East Coast.� The Palermos created five spacious float rooms, measuring 8 by 5 feet with an 8 foot ceiling and clear doors- certainly a long way from the cramped, enclosed pods that started it all! The benefits of flotation were well established in the 1950s, based on National Institutes of Health research, but the technology to create sensory deprivation chambers allowed for only small capsules for floating. 55


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However, Float Frederick guests get to experience flotation in comfort and, dare we say, luxury! “With 800 pounds of Epsom salt in the 94.5 degree water, it creates an experience where your mind is free and your body gets to rest and heal,” said Tom Palermo, “the rooms are insulated from sound and ear plugs are provided.” More than 600 people have floated since it opened in September, and according to Palermo, “people love it...they come out with a smile and a glow that can last for days.” After floating, guests can visit the “Whisper Room” for comfy amenities, including a tea bar and adult coloring books, or use the “Primp and Grooming” stations with an ultra quiet hair dryer, lotion and leave-in conditioner. The Palermos “wanted guests to feel they could stay and relax after their flotation experience. [Guests] don’t have to go right out into the traffic of the day.” Float Frederick also offers hydro massage for those who need a little extra stress-relief!

For rates and more info visit floatfrederick.com. Be sure to sign up for FiND iT’s eNewsletter at FiNDiTFrederick.com and follow FiND iT Frederick on social media for a chance to win a free float!

ZERO BALANCING The Holistic Health Associate’s (HHA) team of acupuncturists, nutritionists, and massage therapists have worked around the world, gaining credentials in traditional as well as Eastern medicine. The HHA uses a powerful acupuncture therapy technique called “zero balancing,” which uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy structures of the body. Developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, zero balancing uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in bones, joints, and soft tissue to create points of balance, around which the body can relax and adjust. The therapy usually lasts about 30 to 45 minutes and the healing effects go beyond physical pain—as it is a treatment for emotional pain as well. “Recognized by the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization to be successful in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems, acupuncture is well known for its ability to diminish or eliminate acute and chronic pain. It is an effective treatment for anxiety,

depression, allergies, fertility, OB/GYN, skin, athletic enhancement, digestive/GI disorders, and addictions, “Grove said. She added that the HHA is ”proud to offer acupuncture as a safe, natural, drug-free and extremely effective form of holistic therapy.” Since 2005, HHA has served more than 9,500 people. HHA also partners with local businesses and organizations including Sol Yoga, Frederick County Bank, Illuminate Frederick and the Frederick News Post’s Best of the Best event.

For more information visit HHAMD.com.

INFRARED RAYS While traveling through Tennessee and California, Michelle Larkin, owner of Unit 8 Infrared Sauna Studio, stumbled upon an infrared sauna and found it improved her “overall health and well-being.” Larkin’s extensive background in healthcare guided her to “start [her own] business to help others in our community,” and thus, Unit 8 was created! Customers can enjoy a 45-minute session in a private sauna suite while enjoying Pandora or Netflix. Those of us looking to relax even more can visit the licensed massage therapist, Stacey Allgood-Smith, of Allgood Therapeutic Massage in the same building. Larkin explained that Infrared heat therapy uses infrared light to heat the body directly rather than just the air, which yields a deeper, more detoxifying sweat from a deeper skin cellular level where many toxins are stored. She’s not the only one to notice the theraputic nature of featured on various television programs, including Oprah with Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and the Ellen Show. Infrared saunas are also supported by the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and the National Autism Association.

For more information on Unit 8 Infrared Saunas visit unit8wellness.com.


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For the members of the Pinball Education Center, pinball is more than just an electronic box filled with lights and buzzers and music. The impact made by these machines reaches far beyond the flipper’s contact with that iconic metallic shiny ball. The greatness of the game, according to those at the center, lies in its educational and therapeutic qualities.

At the center, Pinball is not all fun and games; the goal is very serious. They partake in academic research, participate in community outreach via afterschool programs, social clubs, a Family Arcade, and foster a friendly, supportive atmosphere through mentor programs, leagues, and open play. The center even procures machines for families who would benefit beyond recreational purposes, like, households with autistic children, children with Down Syndrome, or neurological conditions like cerebral palsy. Driving the vision and presence of the center is founder Joe P. Said, who launched this organization in 2012. Said has 15 years of experience designing and providing assistive technologies to individuals with disabilities and founded GH Accessibility to further these ends. “I believe [pinball] has untapped potential and value as an educational and therapeutic tool. I want to share it with everyone,” Said states on the center’s website. Consider these therapeutic qualities of Pinball and the center: > With few exceptions, pinball machines are family friendly. > Development of hand-eye coordination > Refined bilateral coordination skills and motor planning > Development of both fine and gross motor control through repetitious movements > Increased attention span and visual memory > Encouragement of social interaction, turn-taking, and sportsmanship > Decreased anxiety For quite some time, the Pinball Education Center’s flagship location Now that they’re here and settled, this organization will bring its stated mission to “utilize the wonderful and unique game of pinball for the social enrichment, skill development and education of kids and young adults” to Frederick and our surrounding cities. The center hopes, due to Frederick’s equidistant location to Baltimore and Washington D.C., that they will become a hub for field trips and other educational ventures as well.

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