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Q UICK REFERENCE CO NTACT S EMERGENY NUMBERS

NON-URGENT NUMBERS

HELPLINES/CRISIS INFO

POLICE/FIRE/AMBULANCE

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

ADULT ABUSE/PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY)

POISON CONTROL

FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

911

1-800-222-1222

NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER: Report Chemical/Oil Spills & Chemical Biological Terrorism 1-800-424-8802

301-600-2100

301-600-2071

FREDERICK COUNTY FIRE MARSHALL 301-600-1479

301-600-2635

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY) 301-600-2464

FREDERICK COUNTY CRISIS & INTERVENTION HOTLINE

UTILITIES EMERGENCY

MARYLAND STATE POLICE (FREDERICK BARRACKS) 301-600-4151

HOSPICE OF FREDERICK COUNTY

GAS - WASHINGTON GAS

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

MISSING CHILDREN MARYLAND

Electric - Allegheny Power 1-800-255-3443 1-800-752-7520

443-965-2000

WATER/SEWER

301-662-2255 240-566-3030

toll free: 1-800-843-5678

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD

301-600-2194 or 301-600-2187

toll free: 1-800-RUN-AWAY

SUBSTANCE ABUSE (FREDERICK COUNTY) 301-600-1775

G E NERAL N UM BERS YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

TOURISM COUNCIL 301-600-2888

FREDERICK COUNTY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

VITAL RECORDS

toll free: 1-800-422-0009

301-600-9000 www.co.frederick.md.us

ANIMAL CONTROL

301-600-1546 301-600-2558 (emergency-after hours)

BULK TRASH PICK-UP 301-600-1035

CITIZEN SERVICES 301-600-1063

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 301-600-1100

COUNTY COURTHOUSE 301-600-1976

FREDERICK SENIOR CENTER 301-600-1605

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 301-600-1029

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 301-600-4555

ELECTIONS

301-600-VOTE

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP 301-600-22062

301-644-5000

301-600-1061

HUMAN RELATIONS 301-600-11093

HUMAN RESOURCES

301-600-1029

WORKFORCE SERVICES 301-600-2255

FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

301-600-1070 301-600-2315 (24-Hour Job Line)

301-662-4164

LANDFILL INFORMATION

301-663-5895

301-600-1848

LIBRARY INFORMATION 301-600-1630

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES 301-600-1063

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 240-566-3300 www.fmh.org

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

PARKS AND RECREATION

toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA www.mva.state.md.us

PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF FREDERICK COUNTY

301-600-1646 301-600-2313

PLANNING AND ZONING 301-600-1138

RECYCLING

301-600-2960

TRANSIT (TRANSPORTATION)

301-663-0011

THE ARC OF FREDERICK COUNTY 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 301-695-2803

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Frederick County SUMMER 2015

­­­­­A FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE MOVE AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY.

*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. Deadline for the Spring issue is March 9, 2015. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing. PUBLISHER Donna S. Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net EXECUTIVE EDITOR Melissa Howes-Vitek melissa@pulsepublishing.net EDITOR Molly Fellin Spence molly@pulsepublishing.net CREATIVE Jessica Ferretti, Creative Director Ragged Write Design www.RaggedWriteDesign.com COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Courtesy Frederick County Tourism Council ­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net 301-662-6050, x 11 CONTRIBUTORS­­­­ Terry Alban, Cassandra Bailey, Duane Doxzen, Jessica Feltz, Rosa Garcia, Charissa Hipp, Maxann Keller, Michelle Kershner, Adrienne Moretz ACCOUNTING­­­ Joanne Baum bookkeeper@pulsepublishing.net DISTRIBUTION Cathy Stracener cathy@pulsepublishing.net PUBLISHING COMPANY Pulse Publishing, LLC 12 S. Market St., Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 p. 301-662-6050 | f. 301-662-5102

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The long days of summer are here, bringing sunshine, warmth and a seemingly endless list of activities and events throughout Frederick County. Now is the time to check out the games, rides and regional food specialties at one of the dozens of fireman’s carnival scheduled weekly. Or to take a running leap into one of the many lakes, rivers, streams or swimming pools filled with refreshing coolness around every corner. On many nights this season you’ll find our own Frederick Keys knocking them out of the park at Harry Grove Stadium. Who knows, you may catch a future major league star just starting out, here in our own backyard. Frederick has produced its share of successful professional athletes, including the Keller brothers of Middletown. Charlie Keller played alongside the likes of Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra for nearly 13 years as an outfielder with the New York Yankees. Read all about him on page 16. For some folks, summer is about taking that great American road trip. For decades, Frederick County has attracted road warriors, with their windows down and hearts open to adventure. The areas many parks, historic sites and natural attractions make it a wonderful destination for a day trip. Find out more about the history of cruising on page 22. Summer also means that school is out, and the kids are free to roam. Looking to avoid the summer brain drain that inevitably takes hold of your little scholars? Frederick County’s teacher of the year, reading specialist Amanda Portner says we should encourage kids to read at least four new books this summer to help stem that tide. That sounds doable! Read this and other info about summertime educational opportunities on page 36. Whatever your plans are for this summer, above all else, enjoy every minute of it. Soon enough, the cool breezes of autumn will be rolling in, the days will become shorter, and we’ll all be wishing for these warm summer days to come back to Frederick once again. Cheers!

WEBSITE www.thefrederickguide.com The Frederick County Guide is a quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC. Manuscripts, drawings, photography, and other submissions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Frederick County Guide is not responsible for unsolicited material. 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. The Frederick County Guide makes every effort to ensure accuracy of its resource listings, but does not hold responsibility for incorrect or missing information. Advertising Information, Comments, Questions Please call 301-662-6050 or email us at publisher@pulsepublishing.net We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support! Many thanks to the countless Frederick County residents and employees who offered their time and insight to add to the content of this issue.

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CONTENTS THIS ISSUE: SUMMER 2015

IN THE COMMUNITY & COUNTY HISTORY 12 Frederick on Two Wheels 16 Baseball History Hits Home 22 Cruising Frederick BUSINESS 26  Carroll Creek Park Expansion Brings New Opportunities REAL ESTATE 32  Top Tips for Selling in the Summer CHILD CARE & EDUCATION 36  Summer Reading Helps Children Retain School-Year Gains

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Frederick on Two Wheels

16 Baseball History Hits Home

HEALTH CARE Local Resources to Heal: 44  Body, Mind, Spirit SENIOR LIVING 48 Frederick County Department of Aging: One Stop, Many Services TRANSPORTATION 51  Killing Time: Americans Spend 40 Hours Per Year Stuck in Traffic ARTS & LEISURE 54 A Passion for Pottery 58  Plan a State Park Staycation 68 Calendar of Events

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54 A Passion for Pottery

44 Local Resources to Heal: Body, Mind, Spirit

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TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES 78 Brunswick 78 Burkittsville 78 Emmitsburg 79 City of Frederick 79 Urbana 75 Middletown 80 Mount Airy 80 Myersville 81 New Market 80 Rosemont 80 Thurmont 81 Walkersville 81 Woodsboro

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WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN MARTINSBURG BERKELEY COUNTY YOUTH FAIR August 1st – 8th @ Berkeley County Fairgrounds berkeleycountyyouthfair.org BIKE NIGHT August 15th @ 5:00 – 11:00pm Downtown Martinsburg mainstreetmartinsburg.com

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Destination History Events! DOWNTOWN FREDERICK WALKING TOURS

CIVIL WAR WALKING TOURS ON THE BORDER OF FREEDOM: SLAVERY IN FREDERICK COUNTY TOURS & AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY WALKING TOURS PINTS ‘N THE PAST

Storytelling with George Wunderlich Saturday, August 1st from 2-4pm FOLLOWING 19TH C. TRADITION, REFRESHMENTS, CIGARS & LOCAL BEER WILL BE SERVED, COURTESY OF BREWER’S ALLEY RESTAURANT

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Summer is the perfect time of year to explore hip and historic Frederick by bicycle. The region’s unique geography provides a wealth of cycling opportunities to suit all skill levels.

You can take a leisurely ride along Carroll Creek or the C&O Canal Towpath, or a more challenging ride through the rolling terrain of northern and western Frederick County; or try a mountain bike adventure down the trail at Gambrill State Park, or a jaunt around town on the f lat-to-rolling terrain throughout the City of Frederick. If you’re looking for ideas to begin your cycling journey, stop in at the Frederick Visitor Center near Downtown Frederick for a copy of the Frederick History Bicycle Loop and Heritage Bicycle Tours brochures. The Frederick History Bicycle Loop is a 10-mile loop through the City of Frederick, named a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists, with stops at 22 sites. Most of the sites have ties to Frederick’s rich history, from Schifferstadt Architectural Museum to the Hessian Barracks to the Francis Scott Key Memorial and Civil War sites. The Frederick History Bicycle Loop takes at least two hours to complete, or it can be spread out over an entire day of exploration through Frederick’s 50-block historic district.

The Frederick County Heritage Bicycle Tours brochure outlines five distinctly different tour routes throughout Frederick County, each offering unique experiences. The City of Frederick “Campaign Ride” travels through Frederick’s Civil War history. For a more challenging ride, the Transportation Heritage Trail journeys along mostly f lat terrain with rolling portions that take cyclists along the C&O Canal and through historic sites and towns. On the North Country Bridge Sampler, riders venture along scenic roads to explore bridges of various design and construction, including iron and steel truss bridges and fully operational historic covered bridges. The Catoctin Mountain Challenge tour traverses Catoctin Mountain, taking bikers through a myriad of parklands with optional rural gravel roadways and off-road trails that branch off the main route. The most difficult tour outlined in the brochure, “Spirits of Burkittsville,” explores the town made famous by the movie “The Blair Witch Project.” Cyclists learn about South Mountain Battlefield, whiskey distillery heritage and Gathland State Park. Every August, in conjunction with the Tour de Frederick, Frederick celebrates its history and love of bicycles with the Clustered Spires High Wheel Race, the only one of its kind in America. A high wheel bicycle, also known as a penny farthing, is a type of bicycle with a small rear wheel and a large front wheel pivoting on a simple tubular frame with rubber tires. The seat is positioned 9 feet off the ground, there is only one gear, and there are no brakes. The race begins in front of Brewer’s Alley on Market Street and features riders dressed in vintage clothing. It is a one-hour, multilap race along a 0.4 mile route through Downtown Frederick. This summer, get out and enjoy the history and beautiful scenic landscapes that surround you. Discover hip and historic Frederick on two wheels.

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BASEBALL

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4 generations of Keller men- Charlie Keller sits with son Charlie Keller the III, grandson Chaz, and great-grandson Chase. Baseball is a staple of the summer season. Families throughout Frederick County share a love for the game, often passed down through generations.

in college while studying agricultural economics at the University of Maryland. He earned his degree in 1937 and went on to pursue a career in baseball.

modest man that focused on his family,” Chaz Keller said of his grandfather. “He was a great ball player, but he also had many interests and good morals.”

A few Fredericktonians made their way into the field of our nation’s pastime and joined the ranks of well-known, professional athletes across the country. In our home, a love for the game was passed down from generation to generation, most notably from my great grandfather- Charlie. Although bred to become a Yankee, Charlie Keller was a man of Frederick County. A hard hitter for the team from the Bronx, he will always stand known as a family man from Frederick.

Charlie spent two years as an outfielder for the Newark Bears. During this time he married Martha Williamson, a Baltimore native, and began his family. That same year, he earned a spot on the Yankees roster and as a right fielder helped win the 1939 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. In the first game of the series, he even ran across home plate scoring the winning run thanks to Bill Dickey’s notable single. During his rookie season, Charlie played 111 games, earned a .334 batting average, and achieved a .447 on-base average.

With a great respect and desire to serve his country, he briefly left the diamond to enlist as a Merchant Marine in World War II. His service began in 1944 and spanned through August of 1945. As soon as he returned from his duties in the military, “King-Kong” completed 44 games in 1945 with a .577 slugging average. He was 29 years old.

Born and raised in Middletown, Charlie (or Dad-Dad, as we call him) had a great interest in agriculture and horses. His other love, of course, was baseball. He followed his dreams by playing ball

He was a humble hitter, coming back to Maryland often to tell all that he didn’t want anyone to treat him differently because he played baseball. “He was a

For nearly 13 years, Charlie played alongside the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Tommy Henrich and Yogi Berra. He loved the sport that called him to New York each spring as well as the relationships he fostered with the great men with whom he shared the field. His time as a Yankee included four World Series, three of which were history-making victories. He played in five All-Star games. SUMMER 2015 | FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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Due to a bad back, Charlie retired from baseball in 1952 and returned home to Frederick, where he followed his beloved passion for farming. Yankeeland Farms was the result of his hard work and love for the land he called home. The farm was a multibarn operation that bred Standardbred horses, and stayed in operation for over fifty years. A family-run business, Yankeeland produced a number of prominent racing stallions and a few Breeders Crown champions. Family members recall the many hours he spent repairing fences and watching the foals eat in the paddocks. He raised his family to love horses as well. Even generations down on the family tree, you could find his great-granddaughter standing over the fence and watching the new foals play in the springtime sunshine. One of my favorite photos shows him sitting beside my dad and grandfather, my older brother sitting in their lap. “I really love this picture,” Chaz said while looking at the photo showing 4 of the 5 generations of Keller men. A family built on the foundation of hard work, humble beginnings, and hometown pride. These

DID YOU KNOW? Hal Keller, Charlie’s younger brother, also played a role in professional baseball. Hal was a respected scout, finding players for the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, and Anaheim Angels after his stint as a player for the Washington Senators.

Courtesy of Keller family archives

After a 25-game career as an active athlete for the Washington Senators, Hal found himself more interested in searching the sidelines for great players to join the ranks.

photos show a level of passion for his work that made my great grandfather such an incredible family man, business owner, husband, father and friend. Charlie Keller passed away in 1990, but the memories and love for baseball live on. Some called him The Boy Wonder of the 1939 World Series. Others called him King Kong Keller, a nickname he never liked. It derived from his strong stature and powerful at-bats that landed numerous homeruns. But people who knew Charlie Keller well around the Middletown and Frederick areas would tip their hats and yell something like, “Hey, Charlie! How are those horses treating ya’?” For me, he will always be Dad-Dad, a man who treasured his home, his family, and, of course, the game of baseball.

“ He was a very well

respected scout & took baseball very seriously. ”

said Chaz Keller, Charlie’s grandson. Hal is, perhaps, best known for introducing the radar gun to the sport of baseball.

Born in July 1927 on a farm in the foothills

of Frederick, Maryland, Hal passed away

in 2012. Just before he died, Hal reportedly

told his doctors that he had a wonderful life and fulfilled everything he wanted to do.


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Although the first modern motorcar was the product of late 18th century German ingenuity, it was shrewd Gilded Age American business acumen that developed an automobile that the average Joe (or Josephine) could afford.

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HIST ORY By the time Henry Ford drove his first $825 Model T off the assembly line in 1908, more than 500 American manufacturers were producing automobiles. The American public has been car shopping ever since. At the turn of the 20 th century, less than 10,000 autos were cruising down the nation’s roads. That number catapulted to more than 9 million by 1920. Businessmen and auto enthusiasts in Frederick weren’t slow to the party; by the time the Great Depression hit— pulling the emergency brake on auto sales—the city had 15 auto dealers and suppliers, about a dozen service stations, eight garages and a handful of auto parts stores. One of the largest, the Ideal Garage Company, opened on East Patrick Street in downtown Frederick in 1911. Although the business changed its name to Ideal Buick and moved out of downtown in the 1980s, its iconic early building still stands. Of course, modern modes of transportation meant a need for better roads to carry them. Dirt and macadam roads throughout Frederick County grew wid-

er, and gradually maintaining and improving public roads went from a largely local or private concern to a balancing act of local, state and federal responsibility. The ref lection of national interest reached its crescendo in the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways, began in 1956. Since the early 20 th century, few things have created excitement and encouraged independence like wind in your hair on the open road. By the 1920s, Frederick Countians were packing their rumble seats and heading off in every direction. Just as they were driving out, others were driving in to fuel the tourism industry that Frederick County enjoys today. The area attracted visitors to its many parks, natural areas and historic sites. It was during this period of increased leisure travel that both the Roger Brooke Taney House and Barbara Fritchie House opened to the public, showcasing Frederick’s historical celebrities. The hospitality industry exploded, offering everything from downtown luxury at the Francis Scott Key Hotel, to simple convenience at the Billy Boots Motel.

Even presidents were caught up in the road trip phenomenon. Harry Truman made a celebrated stop for some gas and a Coke at Carroll Kehne’s service station in Downtown Frederick in 1953. He and his First Lady, Bess, were on a 19-day road trip between Washington, D.C., and their family home in Independence, Mo. (the Secret Service trailing behind in another car). The frugal Trumans ate many of their meals at roadside farm stands and overnighted in roadside motels. (The glass proof of “Give ‘em Hell” Harry’s liquid refreshment and photos taken at Kehne’s station are on display at the Museum of Frederick County History.) Still today, as weather warms and thoughts turn to summer break and destinations both exotic and mundane, many of us long to roll down the car windows, crank up a cruisin’ tune, and hit the open road—for the country, for the beach, for anywhere!

LEARN HOW FREDERICK RESIDENTS LIVED THROUGH THE YEARS

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BU SI N E S S

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new opportunities

BY MICHELLE KERSHNER, CITY OF FREDERICK DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Construction to expand Downtown Frederick’s Carroll Creek Park, a world-class, mixed-use urban park and multi-use path through Downtown Frederick, is on schedule. New sections will open starting in fall 2015.

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BU SI N E S S The major expansion project includes a mile of new and upgraded paths and park improvements and investments that are bringing new opportunities to Frederick. Carroll Creek was once one of Downtown Frederick’s largest liabilities, bringing devastating f loodwaters into the city’s main commercial district through the 1970s. Over 30 years and six mayoral administrations, Carroll Creek Park was developed as a f lood control project and urban park. Today, f loodwaters are under control and the 1.3-mile park is home to residents, restaurants, businesses and community gathering spaces. “While providing an obvious recreational and cultural resource, Carroll Creek Park also serves as an economic development catalyst,” said Richard Griffin, director of Economic Development for The City of Frederick. The first phase of construction brought $150 million in private investment, 1,500 jobs, 550,000 square feet of office and retail space, and 300 new residential units. Improvements in phase 2 of the Carroll Creek Park include a mile of new and upgraded multi-use paths, landscaping, planters, lighting, water features and crosswalk improvements. The work is primarily between Bentz and South Market streets and between the Delaplaine Arts Center and East Patrick Street. “More than $100 million in new and renovated private construction is planned along the new park/path sections, which will eventually result in hundreds of new jobs and increased state and local tax revenue,” Griffin said.

“The Carroll Creek expansion is directly related to the redevelopment of the Union Mills site,” Griffin said. “We expect to see more investment and projects of this scope and scale to develop along the creek.” New sections of Carroll Creek Park are slated to begin opening as early as fall 2015. For updates and announcements on the project, follow the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development on Facebook: www.facebook.com/frederickded.

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Photos courtesy City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development

The Union Mills building, historically home of Union Manufacturing Co., at 340 E. Patrick Street, is one of the first major private redevelopment sites in phase 2 of the project. It includes a substantial renovation and addition to the building. The space will be home to the expanding Frederick company Regent Education. Retail and commercial space is also planned.


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If this sounds overwhelming, consider hiring a lawn service. This may even be a tax deduction if it is a moving expense. Take a good hard look at the outside of your home, as potential buyers will. If it needs fixing, painting or cleaning, do it. • Power-wash everything: the house, the roof, the shutters, the deck and porch, the sidewalks and driveway and even your mailbox. • Paint your front door and all wood trim, everywhere • Stain the deck and sand any rough areas, maybe get new caps for the hand rails. • How does your exterior lighting look? Freshen it up with spray paint and it will appear brand new. • Does the driveway need a new blacktop coating? • Do you have a pool? Have it open and make sure it sparkles! If you have a deck or porch, stage it as an outdoor living area. Most people love the idea of relaxing outdoors with a cold glass of something good at the end of the day. Can they picture themselves in your backyard? When you’re done outside, take these same principles inside. Beyond the standard de-clutter, clean everything, paint where needed, think HGTV and get the inside ready with the freshness of summer. • Invest in some new lights and airy curtains and up todate throw pillows • Place fresh flowers in colored glass vases around the house • Add a centerpiece of fresh fruit on the kitchen table to give a welcoming aura. • Ditch the old vanilla air freshener in favor of the fresh summer scent of lilacs or jasmine No matter when you sell your home, try and make it as appealing to the masses as possible. Keep it simple, yet inviting, and you’re sure to find a buyer who will love your home as you do.

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Experts, such as the newest Frederick County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, literacy specialist Amanda Portner, say that reading

AT LEAST FOUR BO OKS during the summer helps children retain or even increase gains they have made during the school year. Studies show that students who do not read during the summer can suffer a reading-proficiency loss equivalent to three months of progress in school. Often, children must spend significant time in the fall reviewing reading concepts and ideas they understood when they left school in June. Here are ways that you can help stop that loss. Public libraries and many school media centers are open during the summer. Visit often enough to encourage your child to read regularly during the break. During the school year, teachers assign reading. In the summer, librarians and bookstore staff can help your child choose appealing age-appropriate books. Show your child that there are both fiction and nonfiction choices to match a variety of interests. Children need some material that is easy to read and some that challenges them. Many children like to re-read material already familiar to them. This helps increase their f luency and build a healthy pattern of enjoyable reading. Visit the sections of your local bookstore and library that invite children to be comfortable while choosing books. Let your child know that you value time to read. Subscribe to children’s magazines or read them in the library. When reading a story to children, ask them to predict from the cover what the story will be about. To encourage understanding, talk about a favorite character, how your child might change the book’s ending, or a problem and solution found in the story. After your child reads a nonfiction text, ask your child to explain what the book was about or what details were most interesting or useful.

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2014-15 Enrollment: 40,757 2014 Graduation Rate: 92.6% 2014 Dropout Rate: 3.91%, (Maryland’s 2nd lowest) Whether you’re going on vacation, preparing a meal or reading the newspaper, make your child’s reading part of the process. Children can find places on maps and help read signs, help you follow a recipe and check ingredient labels or read an age-appropriate story, ad or comic in the newspaper. They can even choose from a variety of online and new types of reading devices with books stored “in the cloud.” Remember that reading and writing are integrated activities. Gather materials to encourage your child to write: clipboards, markers of various widths and colors, glitter crayons, colored pencils, computer tablets, varieties of paper and paper stapled to represent books. Encourage a travel journal or summer diary. If your child finishes the minimum four books to help retain the schoolyear gains, just keep on going! Studies also show that reading eight to 10 books during the summer may actually increase your child’s reading level. For more tips to support reading for children of all ages, visit your local public or school library and go online:

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www.scholastic.com/summerreading FCPS will post a list of Black Eyed Susan nominated books online at w w w.fc ps.org. Summer reading is a powerful way to help eliminate achievement gaps and keep all students on track for success in school.

Employees: 5,650, of which about 3,000 are teachers (fulltime equivalent positions) Student Demographics: 65% White, 13% Hispanic of any race, 11% Black or African American, 5% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 1% American Indian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Per Pupil Expenditure: $12,859/year Combined SAT Scores: 1,555 Frederick County 1,468 Maryland 1,497 U.S. Advanced Placement Mean Scores: 3.16 Frederick County 2.98 Maryland 2.89 Global

36: Elementary Schools (GRADES K–5) • all provide full-day kindergarten • pre-kindergarten is offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals 13: Middle Schools

(GRADES 6-8)

10: High Schools (GRADES 9–12) • virtual (online) school program Plus: Career & Technology Center for high school students countywide; Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs; Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori; Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter; and Frederick Classical Charter School School Bus Riders: 30,000+ Meals Served Daily: 12,000 lunches 4,800 breakfasts Elementary Meal Cost*: $2.05 lunch $1.35 breakfast Middle/High Meal Cost*: $2.30 lunch $1.60 breakfast

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COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702 www.Frederick.edu (301) 846-2400

MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727 admissions@msmary.edu www.msmary.edu (301) 447-6122

MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY FREDERICK CAMPUS

5350 Spectrum Drive Frederick, MD 21703

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SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY

301 N. King Street Shepherdstown, WV

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the pre-kindergarten program for 20112012, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2011. Students are selected first on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Additional factors that increase a child’s risk of not being successful in school may then be considered. Applications are available at the designated schools, and registration begins the first day of parent-teacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from www.fcps.org.) Frederick County Head Start Frederick County, MD (301) 600-1024 Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Frederick County, MD (301) 644-5000

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS)

Green Valley Elementary Monrovia, MD (240) 236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-3200 Kemptown Elementary Monrovia, MD (240) 236-3500 Lewistown Elementary Thurmont, MD (240) 236-3750 Liberty Elementary Libertytown, MD (240) 236-1800 Lincoln Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2650 Middletown Elementary Middletown, MD (240) 236-1100

www.shepherd.edu (301) 876-5000

Superintendent, Dr. Theresa Alban General Information: (301) 644-5000 www.fcps.org

Middletown Primary Middletown, MD (240) 566-0200

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Frederick County Board Of Education 191 S. East Street Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 696-6850

Monocacy Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-1400

BETH SHOLOM EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

1011 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701

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LUCY SCHOOL ARTS-INTEGRATED CURRICULUM

9117 Frostown Road Middletown, MD 21769

www.LucySchool.com (301) 293-1163

MOTHER SETON SCHOOL

100 Creamery Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727

www.mothersetonschool.org (301) 447-3161

SAINT JOHNS REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

8414 Oppossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702 www.sjrcs.org (301) 662-6722

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FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Myersville Elementary Myersville, MD (240) 236-1900

Ballenger Creek Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2500

New Market Elementary New Market, MD (240) 236-1300

Brunswick Elementary Brunswick, MD (240) 236-2900

New Midway Elementary Keymar, MD (240) 236-1500

Carroll Manor Elementary Adamstown, MD (240) 236-3800

North Frederick Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2000

Centerville Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 566-0100

Oakdale Elementary Ijamsville, MD (240) 236-3300

Deer Crossing Elementary New Market, MD (240) 236-5900

Orchard Grove Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2400

Emmitsburg Elementary Emmitsburg, MD (240) 236-1750

Parkway Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2600

Glade Elementary Walkersville, MD (240) 236-2100

Sabillasville Elementary Sabillasville, MD (240) 236-6000


CHILD A CT IVIT IES A ND EDUCAT I ON Spring Ridge Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-1600

Middletown Middle Middletown, MD (240) 236-4200

Tuscarora High Frederick, MD (240) 236-6400

Thurmont Elementary Thurmont, MD (240) 236-0900

Monocacy Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-4700

Urbana High Ijamsville, MD (240) 236-7600

Thurmont Primary Thurmont, MD (240) 236-2800

New Market Middle New Market, MD (240) 236-4600

Walkersville High Walkersville, MD (240) 236-7200

Tuscarora Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary Mt. Airy, MD (240) 236-2300 Urbana Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2200 Valley Elementary Jefferson, MD (240) 236-3000 Walkersville Elementary Walkersville, MD (240) 236-1000 Waverley Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-3900 Whittier Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-3100 Wolfsville Elementary Myersville, MD (240) 236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary Woodsboro, MD (240) 236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-1700

FCPS MIDDLE SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-5700 Brunswick Middle Brunswick, MD (240) 236-5400 Crestwood Middle Frederick, MD (240) 566-9000 Governor Thomas Johnson Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-4900

Oakdale Middle Ijamsville, MD (240) 236-5500 Thurmont Middle Thurmont, MD (240) 236-5100 Urbana Middle Ijamsville, MD (240) 566-9200 Walkersville Middle Walkersville, MD (240) 236-4400 West Frederick Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle Ijamsville, MD (240) 236-5000

FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS Brunswick High Brunswick, MD (240) 236-8600 Catoctin High Thurmont, MD (240) 236-8100 Frederick High Frederick, MD (240) 236-7000 Governor Thomas Johnson High Frederick, MD (240) 236-8200 Linganore High Frederick, MD (240) 566-9700 Oakdale High Ijamsville, MD (240) 566-9400 Middletown High Middletown, MD (240) 236-7400

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS Adult Education/Flexible Evening High Walkersville, MD (240) 236-8450 Career and Technology Center (240) 236-8500 Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School (240) 578-0452 FCPS Excel Schools At designated schools, students performing below grade-level standards are required to attend school beyond the regular hours and/or days of operation in order to receive specialized instruction. FCPS Fast Forward Through agreements with various post-secondary institutions, the FCPS Fast Forward program is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for certain high school classes in which they achieve a grade of “B” or better. FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment (301) 696-6891 Based on multiple performance criteria, students with outstanding capabilities and specific academic aptitudes participate in enriched and accelerated learning activities. FCPS Heather Ridge School (240) 236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development. FCPS High School Academies The following programs are available to students countywide at the high schools listed: Brunswick­ –Teaching Academy; Catoctin–Environmental Academy; Frederick–Advanced Placement Diploma Academy; Governor Thomas Johnson–Arts & Communications Magnet; Linganore–Junior ROTC Magnet; Middletown–Advanced Placement Experience Academy (APEX); Tuscarora– Pre-Engineering Academy; Urbana–International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet; Walkersville–Pre-Engineering Academy. Out-of-district students must provide their own transportation, and enrollment may be limited. For more information, contact school guidance office.

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CH I L D AC T IV IT I ES AND ED U C ATI ON Frederick Classical Charter School (240) 236-1200 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School (301) 668-5013 Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students are enrolled through a lottery system and attend classes grouped in mixed ages and abilities.

OTHER EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH FCPS

Earth And Space Science Laboratory (240) 236-2694 The Earth and Space Science Laboratory is located at Lincoln Elementary School and may be used by all students in Frederick County. Emphasis is placed on use by grades 1-5. Planetarium programs are open to the public. English Language Learning (ELL) (240) 236-8763 Promotes successful integration into mainstream academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 whose first, or primary, language is not English and who have limited English proficiency. ELL students new to Frederick County are assessed for English language proficiency. The ELL department recognizes the importance of parental involvement and provides interpreters for parent conferences and many translated documents. Even Start (240) 236-8780 Located at Hillcrest Elementary and Rock Creek School, Even Start is a federally funded grant program offering classes four days per week for qualifying families served by Waverley and Hillcrest elementary schools. This family literacy program targets families in need of Adult Basic Education or English Language Learner classes. Parents and their young children birth through age 8 participate in various program components: adult education, parenting, early childhood education, interactive literacy activities, and home visits. FCPS Summer Programs Our schools offer a variety of summer remedial, enrichment, and credit courses for all grades during the summer. An elementary Summer Success Program helps currently enrolled students who have not met the county readiness standard for the next level. In addition, regular summer school is offered to middle school students who need to repeat or review a core course taken during the school year. High school students can make up a failing grade, have an opportunity to improve a previously earned grade, or earn credit for a course not taken. Information about courses, locations, and fees is available in the spring from school principals. Judy Center (240) 236-8770 Prepares students for academic success in school through a combination of high-quality childcare, educational experiences, and comprehensive fam-

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ily services. Based at Waverley Elementary, the program also offers services at Hillcrest and Lincoln Elementary. Judy Center services are available to all families residing in those school districts with a child through age 5. Learning/Language Support (301) 696-6887 The Learning/Language Support Program provides specialized intervention addressing the needs of students identified as having phonics-based reading difficulties. Teachers are trained to identify appropriate students and implement strategies for remediation. This program is available in all elementary and middle schools.

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(301) 696-6894 Provides supplemental instructional services to meet student needs in some schools with a high concentration of low-income families. Emphasis is on additional assistance in reading and mathematics.

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES

Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel (301) 644-5238 When new to Frederick County and considering homeschooling, contact the Frederick County Public School’s Office of Pupil Personnel for information on how to proceed with home instruction. Maryland State Department of Education For a list of “Nonpublic entities registered with the Maryland State Department of Education to Supervise Home Instruction of Maryland Students” visit: www.msde.state.md.us/nonpublic/home_instruction/table_contents.htm. Homeschool Frederick! An educational portal for the homeschool community in Frederick, this site provides resources available through umbrella groups, Student Services personnel in Frederick County Public Schools, hybrid organizations, businesses, and others interested in the homeschool community. The site provides an extensive list of homeschool support groups or umbrella organizations in Frederick County. www.homeschoolfrederick.com

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES IN FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FCPS Director of Special Education (301) 644-5281

FCPS Learning for Life Program Housed in a regular school setting, this program is designed to meet the needs of moderately disabled students that are not diploma bound. Small-group instruction is based on IEP goals and students have opportunities for inclusion with non-disabled peers,

as appropriate. Students learn functional life skills as well as academics. FCPS Child Find Project (301) 644-5292 Child Find is the process for identifying all children from birth through age 21 who have special needs. FCPS Challenges Program (301) 644-5281 Provides integrated support to students with special needs in communication, social skills, academics, & pre-vocational/vocational skills. Services are available for children age 3 through 21. Infants and Toddlers Program (301) 600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, social-emotional, or self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational & physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, & the Maryland School for the Deaf. Maryland School for the Deaf Frederick, MD (301) 360-2000 TDD: (301) 360-2001 www.msd.edu FCPS Partners for Success (240) 236-8430 Serves parents and educational professionals of all Frederick County children and youth with disabilities from ages 3 through 21. For parents, Partners for Success offers individual consultation, an information & referral service, problem-solving assistance, training, and support. For educators, the program offers information on disabilities and support for making accommodations for students with special needs. FCPS Pyramid Program Serves students with significant emotional/behavioral needs who require intensive special education and therapeutic services in a small-group setting. Students have opportunities for inclusion with nondisabled peers, as appropriate. Most students also receive special transportation and other related services. This program is housed at Lewistown Elementary, Ballenger Creek Middle, New Market Middle, Tuscarora High, and Walkersville High. FCPS Rock Creek School (301) 236-8700 Provides individualized special education programs for eligible students with more severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, visual, and learning disabilities, from age 3 through the school year they reach age 21. Students are admitted by the county IEP team process.


CHILD A CT IVIT IES A ND EDUCAT I ON FCPS Success Program (240) 236-8436 Provides post-secondary transition education for students ages 18-21 who have completed at least four years in a comprehensive high school and exhibit potential for competitive employment. Students earn a Maryland Certificate of Completion. They work in a community-based setting to learn skills for independent living and are exposed to the world of work. Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) (301) 644-5281 The Frederick County SECAC meets monthly, September-May, to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education Office. Membership includes parents, community representatives, students, and FCPS staff. Meetings are open to the public and new membership is solicited each year.

CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral Frederick, MD (301) 662-4549 or 1-800-753-6841 LOCATE (301) 695-4508 or 1-877-230-7422 TDD: (301) 695-7225 www.fcmha.org Maryland Committee for Children Baltimore, MD 21202 410-752-7588 www.mdchildcare.org

OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service toll free: 1-800-999-0120 TDD: (410) 385-1042

Frederick County Special Olympics Frederick, MD (301) 694-7779 www.somdfrederick.org Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program Thurmont, MD (301) 898-3587 www.fc4htrp.or

The ARC of Frederick County Frederick, MD (301) 663-0909 www.arcfc.org

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Frederick County-based group formed to connect with other families to lend support, network, and educate each other on Down Syndrome. www.friendsoffredco.org/index.htm

Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter (301) 746-8080 www.frederick-autism.org

The Jefferson School Jefferson, MD (301) 624-8400 For students with primary emotional disturbance and/or behavior disorders and secondary learning, developmental, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Challenger Baseball Frederick, MD (301) 694-8673 www.challengerfrederick.org Dept. of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) Frederick, MD (301) 699-3075 Frederick County Developmental Center Frederick, MD (301) 600-1611 Provides funding of respite services for children with special healthcare needs and their families.

Job Training Association (JTA) Frederick, MD (301) 631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore, MD toll free: 1-888-554-2080 www.kennedykrieger.org

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LOCAL RESOURCES TO HEAL

B O D Y, M I N D, S P I R I T WORDS BY JESSICA FELTZ, OWNER, THE TURNING POINT

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental & social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZ ATION, 1948

IN SOME SOCIETIES, IF A PERSON COMPLAINS OF BEING DISHEARTENED, DISPIRITED OR DEPRESSED, THEY ARE ASKED ONE OF FOUR QUESTIONS:

• When did you stop dancing? • When did you stop singing? • When did you stop being enchanted by stories? • When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Frederick County is rich in resources to heal the body, mind and spirit. With hundreds of acupuncturists, yoga studios, massage therapists, chiropractors, mental health professionals and other healers—not to mention the plethora of allopathic providers on Thomas Johnson Drive and at Frederick Memorial Hospital—our community offers something for everyone… and for everyone’s budget.

Yoga teachers frequently offer a free class as a service to their community. At Center of the Four Winds, “seva” is used for all of the classes, private sessions and their monthly Annapurna’s Kitchen Pay-AsYou-Can Café. Says studio sage, RoseMa Sincevich: “Students are invited to make a monetary donation as well as a heartfelt commitment to give service in the world, without expectation of return.”

While some private sessions with boutique practitioners can soar upwards of $300 per visit and may not be covered by insurance plans, many services are offered for free or for nominal charges.

At The Turning Point: Frederick’s Community Acupuncture, services are available on a sliding scale of $15 to $35. We want acupuncture to be easily accessible as a means to care for the health of our neighbors and community. By treating a high volume of clientele, the clinic can be relied upon for decades to come.

Center of Life Chiropractic has been offering affordable adjustments in Thurmont for more than two decades. Dr. John Hagemann’s wish is for chiropractic care to be available to everybody. He has a donation box hanging on the wall of his office and says of his honor fee, “The suggested offering is $20-$30. You pay what you can … it may be more, it may be less, it may be the suggested amount.”

Frederick is richly blessed with free labyrinth walks, drumming circles and play groups, as well as low-cost belly dance classes and meditation circles to address these four questions. For a detailed list of affordable health-related offerings in the Frederick community — including free classes about essential oils, free nutrition classes, 90-minute massages for $40, energy sessions offered for love donations, and pay-as-you-can mental therapy groups —visit www.TheTurningPointAcupuncture.com/resources Jessica Feltz is the owner and acupuncturist at The Turning Point, 1780 N. Market St., in Frederick. More than 40,000 affordable acunaps have been taken in their comfy chairs since opening in 2007.

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Bodywork — such as chiropractic, yoga, and acupuncture — helps the body to gently heal itself. Pain and inflammation are reduced, stress is lessened, sleep improves and emotional states become less extreme. But affordable healing options are not limited to bodywork.

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Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

Evelyn G. Clarence, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Radha Nathan, M.D., F.A.A.P. Brian Swinton, M.D. • Sheetal Dhote, M.D., F.A.A.P. Bophany Chea, M.D., F.A.A.P • Brittany Felton, PA

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Frederick Office: 301-694-0606 87 Thomas Johnson Dr., Frederick, MD 21702 Ballenger Creek Office: 301-668-6347 6550 Mercantile Dr. East, St. 106, Frederick, MD 21703 Mt. Airy Office: 301-829-6146 1502 S. Main St., Suite 206, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Urbana Office: 301-874-6107 3500 Campus Drive, Suite 102, Urbana, MD 21704

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HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSOCIATES ACUPUNCTURE, MASSAGE, NUTRITION

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610 Solarex Court Frederick, MD

www.ThePedCenter.com (301) 662-0133

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7360 Guilford Drive, Suite 102 Frederick, MD 21704

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FREDERICK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AGING: O N E S T O P, M A N Y S E R V I C E S by Kitty Devilbiss and Jeff Trewhitt, Frederick County Department of Aging

Though improvements are still needed to meet the requirements of an increasing number of senior citizens, Frederick County, the State of Maryland and the federal government offer programs to help keep homes safe and

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SE N I OR Maryland and Frederick County jointly offer tax credits to qualified homeowners. The Frederick County Senior Tax Credit, enacted two years ago, is part of the State Homeowner Tax Credit Program. Earlier this year, the county credit was expanded by raising the income eligibility level from $60,000 per year per household to $70,000. The county credit reduces net county property taxes by 20 percent. The statewide homeowners tax credit sets a limit on the amount of property taxes based on income. The Frederick County Senior Tax Credit supplements the state credit. Applications can be obtained from the local office of the MD Department of Assessments (301-815-5350), the county Treasury Department (301-600-1111) or the county Department of Aging (301600-1605). The completed application must be sent to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Homeowners’ Tax Credit Program, 301 West Preston Street, Room 900 in Baltimore, by Sept. 1. Applications must be submitted each year. Once the state decides a homeowner’s eligibility for the state tax credit, it will automatically determine if the resident qualifies for supplemental tax credits, including the Frederick County Senior Tax Credit. Accessible Homes for Seniors, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the Maryland Department of Aging in cooperation with local aging agencies, provides zero-interest deferred loans for 30 years to finance home improvements. In Frederick County, the program is marketed by the county Department of Aging. The improvements can include installation of grab bars, ramps and showers with greater accessibility. Some improvements are considered on a case-by-case basis. Rebuilding Together Frederick uses volunteers to modify homes identified by the county Department of Aging. To ensure the safety and independence of elderly residents, this organization also installs handrails and grab bars, replaces porches and stairs, corrects electrical hazards, hauls trash, builds ramps, works in yards, paints and secures medical equipment.

Sponsored by the Frederick Community Action Agency, the weatherization program helps save resources by installing storm windows, attic insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Furnaces are cleaned and tuned. The county Department of Social Services Home Energy Program also assists low-income county residents with the costs of heating, electricity and energy emergencies. Homes with termination notices or no heating oil may qualify for emergency funds. Assistance is available from the Frederick County Emergency Rehabilitation Program and Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program. State and local agencies also support the Indoor Plumbing Program, the Lead Hazard Reduction Grant and Loan Program and the Special Targeted Applicant Rehabilitation Program. The Frederick County rehabilitation program provides funding for emergency home repairs and the Maryland state rehabilitation program provides loans to upgrade the standards and safety of single-family homes and multi-family buildings with no more than four residences. The Indoor Plumbing Program finances improvement of wells, septic tanks, plumbing fixtures, etc. The Lead Hazard Reduction Grant and Loan Program helps eliminate lead poison risks in homes by reducing lead- based paint hazards. Efforts financed by the program can include treating doors, windows and floors, paint removal, repainting and specialized cleaning. The Special Targeted Applicant Rehabilitation Program provides loans to improve single-family homes so that they meet minimum housing standards. With so many diversified programs and services available, it is important to have a central information and assistance center, which in Frederick County is the Department of Aging. It is the local Maryland Access Point (MAP) agency. Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a statewide initiative to better serve older adults and adults with disabilities by providing easy to access information, assistance and referrals for services, benefits and other resources.

The Department of Aging has always offered Information and Assistance, but through MAP has been able to expand into a terrific service called Mobile I &A. Mobile Information & Assistance is offered monthly at all four senior centers and is an opportunity for older adults and adults with disabilities to easily access resources and benefits all in one place. Each month, partners from other agencies including the Department of Social Services, Western Maryland Food Bank, Legal Aid, and the Frederick County Treasurer’s office, join Department of Aging staff to meet individually with applicants to answer questions and provide expert assistance with applications, referrals, and troubleshooting issues involving energy assistance, Supplement Nutrition Access Program (formerly known as food stamps), property tax credits, Medicare/ Medicaid and other insurance issues, legal documents, and other timely topics. Mobile I&A is popular with Frederick County residents because it is a monthly, one-stop shop approach to accessing multiple services and benefits. The Mobile I&A clinics are offered at the familiar, local Frederick County senior center in the communities of Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick and Urbana. Every Department of Aging senior center is handicap accessible and has free parking. In addition, participants also have the opportunity to learn about and take advantage of the programs and activities at their local senior center. Mobile Information and Assistance has proved to be so successful in reaching older adults and people with disabilities, the Frederick County Department of Aging expects to offer additional clinics in communities without a Frederick County Senior Center, within the next few months. To schedule an appointment for any of the Mobile I&A locations, or for additional information, contact the MAP Coordinator at 301-600-1048. Find more online at www.marylandaccesspoint.info.

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KILLING TIME: AMERICANS SPEND 40 HOURS PER YEAR STUCK IN TRAFFIC BY ADRIENNE MORETZ, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, TRANSIT SERVICES OF FREDERICK COUNTY

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information. The simplest solution of all is to avoid the gridlock. Seek out access to numerous forms of public transportation in the area, including TransIT Connector and shuttle buses, which operate Mondays through Saturdays until 9:45 p.m. TransIT, the MARC train and MTA Commuter buses connect with the Metro so that the bumper-to-bumper car travel can be eliminated. In addition, using ridesharing solutions such as vanpooling gives commuters access to HOV lanes, saving an astounding 29 minutes EACH WAY from Frederick County to Washington, D.C., according to the 2013 Commuter Connections State of the Commute Survey. New vanpools can qualify for a Vanpool Incentive Program subsidy, saving a potential $500 per month for the first six months. Instead of killing time, why not make it the most productive and useful part of your day? Learn more about TransIT’s inexpensive and safe commuting options at www.frederickcountymd.gov/transit.

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Creating art with clay dates back almost 30,000 years, and a new appreciation is budding for this ancient art form in our community. Visit these three Frederick studios to ignite a passion for pottery:

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The Frederick Clay Studio, The Little Pottery Shop

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each offers a unique perspective on ceramic art.

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and The Potters’ Guild of Frederick.

If you love the feel of clay between your fingers The Frederick Clay Studio offers classes, open studio time and workshops for all levels. The creative space pulls you in with its earthy scents and works in progress. Projects at various stages of completion line the walls as students toil away wheel throwing. “I started wheel throwing four years ago,” said Megan Smith, a student and monitor. “I was making a Christmas gift for my husband and never stopped, it’s addicting.” The sentiment is shared around the room as everyone imparts how their hobby blossomed into true love, a family pastime or a full-time career.

“I don’t have a pottery background, just an appreciation for nice things,” McCormick said. His appreciation and keen eye for art is evident when visiting The Little Pottery Shop. You will be amazed by the magnificence and skill of all the work. The gallery and gift shop showcases locally made ceramics as well as pieces from around the country. Finely made pottery adorns the building with bold reds, deep blues and rustic earth tones that catch your eye as you wander the gallery floor. 54

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“There is more here than people realize,” McCormick said. “The pottery here is selected based on its quality and uniqueness. I want people to find something different and beautiful when they visit.” Venture up to the second floor to see pottery mixed with woven pine needles, luminaries, hanging planters, dinnerware and other ceramics. “Many of these pieces are from local artists. People from right here in the city, Smithsburg, Walkersville and Hagerstown. I probably have about 25 local artists in the gallery right now.” Frederick potters find retail support from many area merchants, but The Potters’ Guild of Frederick is where they find camaraderie. The nonprofit association helps members come together to exchange thoughts, display and sell their art and get involved in the community. “We have monthly meetings and all take turns volunteering in the gallery. It gives you a chance to see each other’s artwork, get ideas and interact with the public,” said

Marjan Benjamins, artist and member. “We also offer educational programs and hold fundraisers like our ice cream event, Brain Freeze, coming up in August.” The Potters’ Guild gallery houses the artwork of its 30-plus members and is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays to peruse and shop. Similar to The Little Pottery Shop, you’ll find numerous selections of expressive and functional art. The main difference is that the gallery only features pottery and all of it is local to Frederick. Many of the works are also very affordable. “We want to make pottery accessible for everyone,” Benjamins said. “Come in and find art that’s functional and beautiful inspired by culture and nature.” Find what inspires you because whether you want to collect it, make it or share it, there’s a place that’s guaranteed to feed your newly flamed passion for pottery.

Photos by Molly Spence

“I left my job a year ago to create art fulltime, said Cassidy Stoner, a freelance artist with a degree in ceramics and painting. Stoner is a fixture at the studio and was throwing a teapot on the wheel this day. Both she and Smith have ceramic pieces featured at The Little Pottery Shop, located next door. The shop was once affiliated with the studio but is now owned and operated by Dana McCormick.


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117 N EAST ST, FREDERICK 301-620-7501 www.littlepotteryshop.com

14 S MARKET ST, FREDERICK 301-360-0640 www.pottersguildoffrederick.com

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August 28th – Labor Day, September 7th

www.FarmToForkFrederick.com

The wonderful 2015 brewery, farm, restaurant and winery participants, along with our generous Sponsors at this year’s ‘Meet & Greet’, held at the Frederick News Post!

RESTAURANTS Brunswick - Beans in the Belfry | Emmitsburg - Carriage House Inn | Frederick - Café Nola - Family Meal - Firestone’s Culinary Tavern - JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House - La Paz Mexican Restaurant - Le Parc Bistro - Market Street Fusion - Nido’s Italian Restaurant Pretzel & Pizza Creations - Roasthouse Pub - The Lodge - The Wine Kitchen on the Creek New Market - Vintage | Thurmont - Shamrock Restaurant FARMS Caprikorn Farms - Groff’s Content Farm - Gude Brothers Greenhouse - Persistence Run Farm - Scenic View Orchards - South Mountain Creamery - Thanksgiving Farm FARM BREWERY Mad Science Brewery at Thanksgiving Farm WINERIES Big Cork Winery - Orchid Cellar Winery Compliments of

Plamondon Hospitality Partners

Wegman’s Frederick

PNC Bank


Frederick County’s stunning mountainous views and rolling hills are home to several wonderful national and state parks that show off the area’s natural beauty, historic interests and recreational resources. These parks offer endless outdoor possibilities, allowing locals to put the brakes on travelling far and wide this sumer and instead plan a staycation. Not only is it fun for the entire family, but also easy on your vacation budget. Add one or all of these parks to your summer itinerary and rediscover the best

Children play at Cunningham Falls State Park

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nature has to offer.


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GAMBRILL STATE PARK

14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont 301-271-7574

8602 Gambrill Park Rd, Middletown 301-271-7574

Does your family love sand, swim and sun? Then Cunningham Falls State Park is your spot, home to Hunting Creek Lake, a 45 acre man-made watering hole bordered by towering trees that provide just the right amount of sun. The lake is great for swimming, canoeing and fishing. Its sandy beaches offer endless fun for kids and a relaxing atmosphere for catching some rays. About a mile hike from the lake lies McAfee Falls, a 78-foot surging waterfall, a must-see destination. The park is divided into two popular areas: The William Houck area, 3 miles west of Thurmont, features the lake, falls and camp grounds; the Manor Area, 3 miles south of Thurmont, features the Scales and Tales Aviary, camp grounds and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace.

Set on the ridge of the Catoctin Mountains, Gambrill State Park is loved for its 16 miles of trails, which are perfect for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Pull your supplies together and make it a day of exploring, whether you’re a seasoned backpacker, skilled mountain biker or looking for a leisurely stroll, there is a path fit for you. There are six trails that range from easy to difficult, each offering picturesque views and natural wonders. The park is also separated into two areas: Rock Run and High Knob. Rock Run offers a familystyle campground, picnic area and a small fishing pond. Find your way to the summit of High Knob and take in a breathtaking view from 1,600 feet high. There are three stone overlooks offering views of Frederick and the Middletown Valley.

CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK

MONOCACY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK

6602 Foxville Rd, Thurmont 301-663-9388

5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-662-3515

Practice your casting technique or teach your clinch knot skills to the next generation of anglers at this national park. Only a few miles from Cunningham Falls State Park you’ll find the rushing waters of Big Hunting Creek where brook, brown and rainbow trout spawn. Camp sites and lodging are available for individuals, families and organized groups. Other activities include rock climbing at Wolf Rock, 6 miles of horseback riding trails, hiking and picnicking.

Get an outdoor experience mixed with Frederick’s rich Civil War history at the Monocacy National Battlefield Park. Did you know that Confederate and Union soldiers fought along the banks of the Monocacy River? Learn about the 1864 battle credited with saving Washington, D.C. as you walk the trails at Worthington Farm, Thomas Farm and Gambrill Mill. First stop at the visitor’s center and museum to see interactive displays and historical artifacts, and learn about a self-guided car tour.

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OTHER AREA PARKS WORTH A VISIT

GATHLAND STATE PARK 900 Arnoldstown Rd Jefferson

www.dnr2.maryland.gov

SOUTH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 21843 National Pike Boonsboro 301-791-4767

www.dnr2.maryland.gov

WASHINGTON MONUMENT STATE PARK Middletown 301-791-4767

www.dnr2.maryland.gov

GREENBRIER STATE PARK 21843 National Pike Boonsboro 301-791-4767

www.dnr2.maryland.gov

C&O CANAL STATE PARK 3807 Harpers Ferry Rd Keedysville 301-714-2236

www.nps.gov

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Beautiful Space to Inspire your Team

Open House and Park Celebration Sunday, April 12, 1:00-4:00pm William Talley Rec Center and Baker Park Carroll Creek Farmers’ Market 12:00-5:00pm Along Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick June 13 – “It’s all about Berries” August 8 – “Peaches” October 3 – “Festival and Celebrating Autumn” Call 301-600-3850 for more information ceffland@cityoffrederick.com Spring on Carroll Creek! Drop-in Fitness & Well Being Classes Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheater Ages 18 & up $5 drop-in fee per class

Call 301-600-1492 for more information www.cityoffrederick.com

Business mee�ngs and retreats are most effec�ve when held in an inspiring loca�on. We provide a perfect place to energize your team and increase produc�vity. We provide you with several mee�ng loca�ons, breakout rooms, lakeside events, and a�er mee�ng ac�vi�es to make your vision a reality.

Fuel Productivity

The Carriage House culinary team will mo�vate your group with customized menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our highly trained, dedicated event planners work with you to create the perfect retreat genera�ng the outcome you envisioned. The overnight accommoda�ons at The Lodges offer superior ameni�es combined with a serene atmosphere to ensure a great nights sleep, bringing out the best in your group.

685 Camp Ge�ysburg Road, Ge�ysburg, PA 17325 (717) 642-2500 or Toll Free at (877) 607-2442

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ART CENTERS & GALLERIES

THE WINE KITCHEN

SIX EAST STREET HAIR SALON & SPA

50 Carroll Creek Way #160 Frederick, MD 21701

6 East Church Street Frederick, MD 21701

www.Delaplaine.org (301) 698-0656

MONOCACY CROSSING

SHOPPING

DINING

www.monocacycrossing.com (301) 846-4204

DELAPLAINE VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION CENTER

40 South Carroll Street Frederick, MD 21701

ALEXANDERS AT BUCKEYSTOWN

3619 Buckeystown Pike Buckeystown, MD 21717

www.AlexandersAtBuckeystown.com 301-874-1831

GOLDEN CORRAL

5621 Spectrum Dr Frederick, MD 21703

www.TheWineKitchen.com (301) 663-6968

www.SixEastSalon.com (301) 698-0800

4424A Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704

EDGEWORKS KNIFE & SUPPLY

200 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701

www.EdgeworksOnline.com (800) 520-0321

VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Cafe

20 North Market Street Frederick, Maryland 21701

THE FREDERICK BASKET COMPANY

www.viniculturewinebar.com (301) 695-2816

Everedy Square & Shab Row 12 N. East Street Frederick, MD 21701

LODGING

www.FrederickBasket.com (301) 696-9345

www.goldencorral.com (301) 662-5922

BEST WESTERN

LAZY FISH: ASIAN & SUSHI BISTRO

www.BestWesternFrederick.com (301) 695-6200

10 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 695-9656

RESTAURANT AT PATOWMACK FARM

42461 Lovettsville Road Lovettsville,VA 20180

www.PatowmackFarm.com (540) 822-9017

SABOR DE CUBA

9 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

www.SaborDeCubaRestaurant.com (301) 663-1036

SUMITTRA THAI CUISINE

12 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

www.Sumittra.com (301) 668-2303

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE INN RESTAURANT & CATERING

200 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727

www.CarriageHouseInn.info (301) 447-2366

THE MAIN CUP

14 West Main Street Middletown, MD 21769

www.themaincuprestaurant.com (301) 371-4433

420 Prospect Boulevard Frederick, MD 21701

THE SKIN CARE SHOP

DAYS INN

5646 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21704

23 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

www.TheSkinCareShop.com (301) 668-8222

VOILA! IN FREDERICK SPECIAL TEAS & OTHER GOODNESS

www.DaysInn.com/Frederick (301) 694-6600

10 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 663-0704

THE LODGES AT GETTYSBURG

685 Camp Gettysburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325

THEATRE COMPANY

GettysburgAccommodations.com (717) 642-2500

OTHER VOICES THEATRE AT THE PERFORMING ARTS FACTORY

SALONS & SPAS

244 B South Jefferson St Frederick, MD 21701

ALAZZO MED SPA

8927 Fingerboard Road, Suite E Frederick, MD 21704 change@alazzospa.com www.AlazzoSpa.com (301) 810-5740

www.OtherVoicesTheatre.org (301) 662-3722

VINEYARDS & WINERIES ELK RUN VINEYARD & WINERY

15113 Liberty Road Mount Airy, MD 21771 www.ElkRun.com (410) 775-2513

Check Out OUR NEW WEBSITE

WWW.THEFREDERICKGUIDE.COM

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RESTAURANTS IN FREDERICK COUNTY

Lazy FISH HaPPy Hour From 4:30-6:30 p.m. 10 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 301.695.9656

Open Daily • Catering • Delivery

12 E. Patrick St • Frederick • 301-668-2303 • www.sumittra.com


RESTAURANTS IN FREDERICK COUNTY

Mondays: 1/2 off all bottles of wine Tuesdays: Tuesdaytini - all martini’s $5.99 200 South Market Street, Frederick, MD 301.620.7480 245 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, MD 301.590.0735

www.ilportorestaurant.com

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RESTAURANTS IN FREDERICK COUNTY Frederick’s Neighborhood Tavern Featuring Award-Winning Food & Drink

2005-2015

105 N. Market Street, Frederick, Maryland n (301) 663-0330 n firestonesrestaurant.com

Straight from the Culinary Tavern’s kitchen

Fresh breads, charcuterie, salads, soup and fresh panini’s ... mentioned in the Washington Post as “Worth the drive up 270!”

WINE – CHEESE – BEER – GIFTS – BREAD - SWEETS US f FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK!

www.firestonesmarket.com

Call ahead – avoid a wait 301-696-8586 113 N. Market Street, Frederick


RESTAURANTS IN FREDERICK COUNTY

BREAKFAST BUFFET 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 8AM-11AM!

AMERICA’S #1 BUFFET & GRILL Enjoy delicious wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere at a great value.

5621 Spectrum Dr, Frederick, MD 21703 | 301-662-5922 | goldencorral.com

HOURS: Mon: Closed | Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-8:30pm | Fri-Sat: 11:30am-10pm | Sun: 12-8pm 9 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

301-663-1036

www.sabordecubarestaurant.com


CALENDAR OF EVENTS JULY 4

JULY JULY 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Enjoy a variety of family-friendly musical performers in the courtyard in front of Regal Cinemas. Dine al fresco, enjoy a treat or stroll through the Promenade.

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6:00–8:00pm www.shopwestview.com 240-446-2303

JULY 2

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES – HILDA KOONTZ Writer and journalist Hilda Koontz will recount the tragic loss of the Mississippi River steamship Sultana on April 27, 1865.

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E Patrick St. Frederick

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7:00pm www.civilwarmed.org 301-695-1864

JULY 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

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Happy hour & music along Carroll Creek.

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5–8pm www.downtownfrederick.org 301-698-8118

JULY 4

93RD ANNUAL BARBARA FRITCHIE CLASSIC All Star National Flat Series. Oldest running half-mile dirt track motorcycle race in America. Started in 1922; held annually.

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Market, Patrick & East Sts. Frederick 3:00–9:00pm www.downtownfrederick.org/firstsaturday 301-698-8118

FREDERICK’S 4TH – AN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION The largest Independence Day celebration in Frederick County.

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301-788-5173

Elk Run Vineyards 15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy noon–5:00pm www.elkrun.com/events 410-775-2513

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES – GEORGE WUNDERLICH Executive Director George Wunderlich will reach into the resources of Federal Governments Civil War Pension Records to tell the story of Civil War veterans and their families.

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E Patrick St. Frederick

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JULY 10–13

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL Keys vs. Salem Red Sox Sox.

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JULY 7, 14, 21 & 28

LEVITT AMP FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT See June 16.

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Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater, Between Market & Carroll Sts.

JULY 8 & 22

TEDDY BEAR TRAIN AT WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD Fun with Goldilocks! Toddlers are invited to bring a teddy bear & lunch for story time in the park with the Walkersville Branch librarians.

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Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville 11:30am www.wsrr.org 301-898-0899

Enjoy free children’s entertainment featuring local, regional and national performers showcasing comedy, music and dance.

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JULY 9

JULY 4

10:00am–5:00pm

F.A.M.E. works to nurture, promote & preserve original & traditional acoustic music of all genres in Frederick County through live music, education & community outreach. Celebrate our musical heritage!

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4TH OF JULY SONG WRITERS SHOWCASE “THE AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL”

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Join us in Downtown Frederick before the fireworks to celebrate our nation’s independence. Shop & dine during this patriotic themed celebration.

Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E Patrick St., Frederick

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JULY 11

10TH ANNUAL WILD WEST CELEBRATION AT ADVENTURE PARK Take a step back in time to the culture of the Old American West. See authentic 1880s cowboy re-enactors, gunfights & a fireworks display.

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Adventure Park USA 11113 Baldwin Rd. New Market 10:00am–9:30pm www.adventureparkusa.com 301-865-6800

JULY 11

JESSE JAMES DAY AT WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD Jesse James and his gang are on the loose! An Old West raid on the train, complete with loot for the robbery and the sound of gunfire.

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Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville 11:00am & 2:00pm www.wsrr.org 301-898-0899

JULY 11

CREATIVE OUTLET DROP-IN ART SESSION Drop in art activities for all ages. Explore a variety of mediums in a fun and open atmosphere while learning about art from different cultures.

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Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center 40 S Carroll St. Frederick 3:00–5:00pm www.delaplaine.org 301-698-0656


CALENDAR OF EVENTS JULY 11–12

JULY 23

Living history encampments and demonstrations of artillery, infantry and cavalry. Enjoy hikes, special programs and a concert.

The founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, will discuss six films and their impact on viewers impressions of medical practices of the time.

151ST BATTLE OF MONOCACY COMMEMORATION

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JULY 12, 19 & 26

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT BAKER PARK Free concerts in the park! Local and regional artists include everything from blues and swing groups to outstanding tribute artists. Canned food and cash donations benefit the Frederick Food Bank.

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES – DAN TOOMEY Learn why the old Federal Arsenal at Pikesville was converted into the Confederate Soldiers Home.

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E Patrick St. Frederick 7:00pm www.civilwarmed.org 301-695-1864

JULY 18 & 19

REGGAE FESTIVAL AT LINGANORE WINECELLARS Relax, samples wines, and enjoy live bands, tours, art and crafts.

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES – DR. GORDON DAMMANN

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E Patrick St. Frederick 7:00pm www.civilwarmed.org 301-695-1864

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL Keys vs.Winston-Salem Dash

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Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Sat 6pm | Sun 4pm | Mon 2pm www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

JULY 30

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES – DR. JIM TENT The Professor emeritus of the University of Alabama, will examine American and European armies in different conflicts to illustrate how care and treatment of combat casualties were revolutionized during the century.

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E Patrick St. Frederick 7:00pm www.civilwarmed.org 301-695-1864

JULY 31–AUGUST 2

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL Keys vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Fri 7pm | Sat 6pm | Sun 2pm www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

11:00am–6:00pm (gates open at 10:00am)

AUGUST

www.linganorewines.com 301-831-5889

AUGUST 1

FIRST SATURDAY – DESTINATION: FREDERICK!

Keys vs. Potomac Nationals

Celebrate all of the unique people and places that make Downtown Frederick special during our Destination: Frederick! Event

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Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Sun 6pm | Mon 7pm | Tues noon

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Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center 40 S Carroll St.Frederick 3:00–5:00pm www.delaplaine.org 301-698-0656

8TH ANNUAL WHEAT THRESHING DAYS View 1940s wheat-threshing machines, a 1920s straw-baling machine, antique tractors, trucks and gas engines, and enjoy a simple wheat weaving demonstration.

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Market, Patrick and East Sts. Frederick 3:00–9:00pm

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AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT BAKER PARK Free concerts in the park! Local & regional artists include everything from blues and swing groups to outstanding tribute artists. Canned food and cash donations benefit the Frederick Food Bank.

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Baker Park Band Shell 121 N Bentz St. Frederick 7:00–8:30pm www.celebratefrederick.com/events/summer-concert-series 301-600-2844

AUGUST 4, 11 & 18

LEVITT AMP FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT See June 16.

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JULY 19–21

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AUGUST 1 & 2

JULY 25–27

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Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater, Between Market & Carroll Sts. across from the C. Burr Artz Public Library

AUGUST 5, 12, 19 & 26

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES AT WESTVIEW PROMENADE Enjoy a variety of family-friendly musical performers in the courtyard in front of Regal Cinemas. Dine al fresco, enjoy a treat or stroll through the Promenade.

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Westview Promenade MD 85 and Crestwood Blvd. Frederick 6:00–8:00pm www.shopwestview.com 240-446-2303

www.downtownfrederick.org/firstsaturday 301-698-8118

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST 5 & 19

TEDDY BEAR TRAIN AT WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD Fun with Goldilocks! Toddlers are invited to bring a teddy bear and lunch for story time in the park with the Walkersville Branch librarians.

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Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W Pennsylvania Ave.Walkersville 11:30am www.wsrr.org 301-898-0899

AUGUST 6

SUMMERFEST FAMILY THEATRE Enjoy free children’s entertainment featuring local, regional & national performers showcasing comedy, music & dance.

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AUGUST 8 & 9

AUGUST 15

Learn all about the historic architecture found at Monocacy National Battlefield and the people who lived there.

Discover the nation’s only high wheel (penny farthing) bike race! Racers make as many laps as they can on a half-mile course in beautiful Downtown Frederick. Enjoy the antique bicycle display in front of City Hall.

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AUGUST 9

3RD ANNUAL TASTE OF LINGANORE: FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL AT LINGANORE WINECELLARS Celebrate Linganore wine & farm-brewed Red Shedman craft beer! Small plates & samples from local restaurants, food trucks & caterers.

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Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Road Mt. Airy live music: 11am–6pm | gates open: 10am www.linganorewines.com 301-831-5889

AUGUST 6, 13, 20 & 27

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Happy hour and music along Carroll Creek.

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AUGUST 8

CARROLL CREEK FARMERS MARKET The City of Frederick Parks & Recreation will celebrate local artisans. Enjoy food, workshops & more.

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Carroll Creek Park S Market and S Carroll Sts. Frederick noon–5:00pm www.cityoffrederick.com 301-600-3850

AUGUST 8

JESSE JAMES DAY AT WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD Jesse James and his gang are on the loose! An Old West raid on the train, complete with loot for the robbery and the sound of gunfire.

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Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville 11:00 am & 2:00pm www.wsrr.org 301-898-0899

AUGUST 11–16

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL Keys take on the Lynchburg Hillcats & Carolina Mudcats.

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www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

TOUR DE FREDERICK A premier 3-day cycling weekend throughout the beautiful rolling hills of Frederick County. Rides include a Friday history ride, an 8-mile family ride, 35, 62, & 100-mile routes on Saturday & a 35-mile covered bridge ride on Sunday.

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AUGUST 15

4TH ANNUAL SUPER HERO BREAKFAST & HERO DAY Join Batman, Spiderman, & Captain America for breakfast. Real heroes from the New Market Volunteer Fire Co., Maryland State Police, & Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will provide free demonstrations. Rescue vehicles & equipment on display.

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AUGUST 15 & 16

WWII WEEKEND & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW A living history weekend event featuring soldier encampments, demonstrations, family activities, vehicles and veterans. The Francis Scott Key Car Club’s antique car show will be held on Sunday only & will feature over 100 vehicles.

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Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum 1611 N Market St. Frederick 11:00am–4:00pm www.rosehillmuseum.com 301-600-2473

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FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL Keys vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Fri 7pm | Sat 6pm | Sun 2pm www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

AUGUST 14–16

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CLUSTERED SPIRES HIGH WHEEL RACE

Adventure Park USA 11113 W Baldwin Rd. New Market 8:00–10:00am www.adventureparkusa.com 301-865-6800

AUGUST 25

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 99TH BIRTHDAY The National Park Service was established on Aug 25th, 1916 to care for America’s beloved National Park System. Join us for birthday cake & to celebrate the special places and people who care for the parks.

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AUGUST 28–SEPTEMBER 7

FARM TO FORK FREDERICK A dynamic 11-day culinary celebration of locally sourced foods. All participating restaurants have a special Farm to Fork menu using 60% Frederick County grown & raised foods, wines & beer. Savor the local flavors & celebrate the chefs who bring these Frederick farms to your fork.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST 30

SEPTEMBER 5

SEPTEMBER 12 & 13

A celebration to honor Mother Seton’s life and legacy. Face painting, carnival games, entertainment, & birthday cake for all ages! All “Elizabeth Anns” will be recognized in a special name ceremony at the 1:30 Mass.

Drop in art activities for all ages. Explore a variety of mediums in a fun & open atmosphere while learning about art from different cultures.

On September 13, 1862, soldiers of the 27th Indiana found an envelope containing a copy of Special Orders 191. This event will be explained through living history programs, firing demonstrations and a special exhibit. Registration begins on Aug 12.

ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE SHRINE

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National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 339 S Seton Ave. Emmitsburg noon–4:30pm www.setonheritage.org 301-447-6606

CREATIVE OUTLET DROP-IN ART SESSION

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Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center 40 S Carroll St., Frederick 3:00–5:00pm www.delaplaine.org 301-698-0656

SEPTEMBER 5

FIRST SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 1–7

FREDERICK KEYS BASEBALL Keys vs. Carolina Mudcats & Winston-Salem Dash in the final homestand of the season.

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Harry Grove Stadium 21 Stadium Dr. Frederick Tues–Fri 7:00pm | Sat 6:00pm Sun 6:00pm | Mon 2:00pm www.frederickkeys.com 301-662-0013

SEPTEMBER 3 & 10

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Happy hour and music along Carroll Creek.

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SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18 & 25

MUSIC ON THE TERRACE Weekly lunchtime music concert.

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Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick 11:30am–1:30pm www.fcpl.org 301-600-7625

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11TH ANNUAL POTOMAC STREET MILE A competitive activity for all ages.

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Square Corner Park 1 E Potomac St., Brunswick REGISTER @ 8:30am | RUN @ 10:00am

Downtown Frederick is the place to be during First Saturday! Enjoy late shopping hours, fantastic dining, live entertainment and more during this monthly event.

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SEPTEMER 11–13

THURMONT & EMMITSBURG COMMUNITY SHOW Enjoy baked goods, book sale, livestock show, pet show, indoor exhibits, martial arts demonstration, and a Friday night auction.

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SEPTEMBER 12

IN THE STREET/MARKET STREET MILE/ UP THE CREEK Street festival with 9 blocks of themed fun. 11am–5pm. Kick off In The Street with a one-mile run down Market St. 8:45am. Race Day starting line YMCA. 1000 N Market St. Frederick 21701.Official closure of In The Street festival is Up The Creek Party 5pm. Carroll Creek Amphiteater Carroll Creek Way

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SEPTEMBER 12

JESSE JAMES DAY AT WALKERSVILLE SOUTHERN RAILROAD Jesse James and his gang are on the loose! An Old West raid on the train, complete with loot for the robbery & the sound of gunfire.

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Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville 11:00am & 2:00pm www.wsrr.org

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Monocacy Battlefield 5201 Urbana Pk. Frederick 8:30am–5:00pm www.nps.gov/mono/parknews/2015-special-events.htm 301-662-3515

SEPTEMBER 12 & 13

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL AT ELK RUN F.A.M.E. works to nurture, promote & preserve original and traditional acoustic music of all genres in Frederick County through live music, education and community outreach. Celebrate our musical heritage!

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Elk Run Vineyards 15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy 11:00am–5:00pm www.elkrun.com/events 410-775-2513

SEPTEMBER 13

40 YEARS A SAINT! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s canonization. Special new exhibit, exclusive tours, Mass with Archbishop Lori, live music, and interactive learning opportunities.

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National Shrine of St.Elizabeth Ann Seton 339 S Seton Ave., Emmitsburg 10:00am–5:30pm www.setonheritage.org 301-447-6606

SEPTEMBER 18–26

THE GREAT FREDERICK FAIR Come to the 153rd annual Great Frederick Fair!

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SEPTEMBER 19–NOVEMBER 1

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL AT SUMMERS FARM

Enjoy hayrides, pumpkins, a 12-acre corn maze, farm animals and jumping pillows! Experience farmers golf, pig races, campfires, and fresh baked goods!

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GRAN FONDO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Part personal challenge and part serious competition! Ride 30, 60, or 100 miles. Rider with the fastest combined time will earn a National Championship jersey.

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SEPTEMBER 26

ON THE BORDER OF FREEDOM: SLAVERY IN FREDERICK COUNTY Explore life as a slave in Frederick County. Guided tours of the Taney House, built in 1798, include the original slave quarters.

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Roger Brooke Taney House 121 S. Bentz St. Frederick

The Carriage House culinary team will mo�vate your group with customized menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our highly trained, dedicated event planners work with you to create the perfect retreat genera�ng the outcome you envisioned. The overnight accommoda�ons at The Lodges offer superior ameni�es combined with a serene atmosphere to ensure a great nights sleep, bringing out the best in your group.

301-663-1188

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685 Camp Ge�ysburg Road, Ge�ysburg, PA 17325 (717) 642-2500 or Toll Free at (877) 607-2442

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Community Commons Park 3726 Clay St., Point of Rocks 10:00am–5:00pm www.pointofrocks.org/art 301-514-5397

SEPTEMBER 26–NOVEMBER 1

CRUMLAND FARMS FALL SEASON Explore the 8-acre corn maze full of twisty, turn-y fun! Feed the animals, ride on the MooChoo Train, slip down the giant slides and take a hayride to the pumpkin patch!

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WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN MARTINSBURG BERKELEY COUNTY YOUTH FAIR August 1st – 8th @ Berkeley County Fairgrounds berkeleycountyyouthfair.org BIKE NIGHT August 15th @ 5:00 – 11:00pm Downtown Martinsburg mainstreetmartinsburg.com

SEPTEMBER 26–OCTOBER 31

SCREAMLAND FARMS AT CRUMLAND FARMS

Barn of Bedlam, Corrupted Corn, Hayride of Horrors, Zombie Paint Ball. Campfires, entertainment, and other scary fun. Suggested for over 13.

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MIDDLETOWN Middletown is a small, rural community steeped in American history. It is located in the beautiful Middletown Valley that stretches between the Catoctin Mountains on the east and South Mountain on the west. A young Lt. George Washington, while surveying the South Mountain area, reported that the valley to the east was one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen. Middletown continues to evolve from a settlement of farmers and ranchers to one of tradesmen, craftsmen, businessmen, clergymen, commuters and retired folk—without losing its agricultural roots. From the stately old Victorian-style homes and soaring church steeples to the rustic dairy farms and modern housing developments, residents find in Middletown a refuge where they can enjoy small-town life as it used to be.

BURGESS John D. Miller

POPULATION 4,136 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 31 W. Main St., 301-371-6171, www.middletown.md.us

VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY 301-371-6907

LIBRARY 101 Prospect St., 301-371-7560

POST OFFICE 7227 Hollow Rd., 301-371-6880

TOWN PARKS Middletown Community Park Coblentz Rd., 301-694-1646

Middletown Memorial Park South Church St., 301-371-6171

Wiles Branch Park Knoll Side Ln., 301-371-6171

YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council 301-371-3344 www.middletownrec.com

Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA) 301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com

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CANDLELIGHT l F l o rD .a E.S.I.G.N.S Your Local Flower Shop!

10 W. Main St. Middletown MD 21769 240 490 5508 www.CandlelightFloralDesigns.com


BRUNSWICK Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown is home to a bookstore/coffee shop, railroad museum, children’s clothing store, some curiosity shops, outdoor goods shopping, professional offices, and more. Brunswick is nestled near the scenic Potomac River, with camping and fishing amenities. MAYOR

VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE

POST OFFICES

Karin B. Tome

301-834-8102

POPULATION

LIBRARIES

Brunswick Post Office 315 Brunswick St., 301-834-9944

5,870 as of 2010 Census

CITY HALL

915 Maple Ave., Brunswick 301-600-7250

1 W. Potomac St., 301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov

1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560

POLICE DEPARTMENT

BRUNSWICK SENIOR CENTER

301-834-9101

301-834-8115

Jefferson Post Office 3702 Jefferson Pk., 301-473-8484 Point of Rocks Post Office 1597 Bowis Drive, 301-874-2131

SWIMMING POOL Brunswick Swimming Pool 301-834-7567

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 301-834-8300

BURKITTSVILLE Burkittsville is a virtually unchanged example of an American townscape of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the town was a service center for the rural area around it. Today, Main Street’s buildings are still bordered by fields of crops and dairy farms, although there are no longer any commercial establishments in the town. Burkittsville became closely involved with the Civil War when forces of the Union and Confederate armies engaged in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, a bloody prelude to the Battle of Antietam. MAYOR

TOWN OFFICE

POST OFFICE

Debby Burgoyne

500 E. Main St., 301-834-6780 www.burkittsville-md.gov

8 E. Main St., 301-834-9592

POPULATION 151 as of 2010 Census

EMMITSBURG Emmitsburg, a quiet town nestled at the foot of the mountains, offers peace and tranquility. Incorporated in the early 1800s, Emmitsburg was the home of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She established the first Catholic school in the U.S., that grew into St. Joseph’s College. The property is now home to the National Fire Academy and Homeland Security. A short drive away is Mount Saint Mary’s University. In Emmitsburg you can relax but still be within driving distance to major cities such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Harrisburg. You are just a few miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski Liberty Resort and numerous golf courses. MAYOR

EMMITSBURG FIRE STATION # 6

EMMITSBURG SENIOR CENTER

Donald N. Briggs

25 W. Main St., 301-447-2728

301-600-6350

POPULATION 2,814 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 300 A S. Seton Ave., 301-600-6300 www.emmitsburgmd.gov

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EMMITSBURG AMBULANCE COMPANY 301-447-6626

LIBRARY 300 A S. Seton Ave., 301-600-6329

POST OFFICE 305 S. Seton Ave., 301-447-2655


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FREDERICK CITY One of the largest cities in Maryland, the City of Frederick is home to a diverse and thriving business community that includes Fort Detrick, the Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, and MedImmune. In addition to a strong employment base, Downtown Frederick is the hub of arts, culture and entertainment within the county. Downtown Frederick offers a thriving business district of 200+ eclectic and specialty retailers, restaurants and antique shops. Nearly 1.5 million tourists visit downtown each year, drawn by Civil War history and beautifully restored 18th, 19th and 20th century architecture. Activities and events can be enjoyed nearly every weekend throughout the year.Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown is home to a bookstore/coffee shop, railroad museum, children’s clothing store, some curiosity shops, outdoor goods shopping, professional offices, and more. Brunswick is nestled near the scenic Potomac River, with camping and fishing amenities. MAYOR

Randy McClement

POPULATION

65,239 as of 2010 Census

CITY HALL

101 N. Court St., 301-600-1380, www.cityoffrederick.com

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-600-2100

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Citizen’s Truck Company 9 S. Court St., 301-600-1713 Independent Hose Company 310 Baughman’s Lane, 301-600-1720 Junior Fire Company 535 N. Market St., 301-600-2286

United Steam Fire Engine Co. 79 S. Market St., 301-600-1711 United/Westview Fire Station 5525 New Design Rd., 301-600-9330

TOWN PARKS

Baker Park 121 N. Bentz St., 301-600-1493 City Recreation Department 301-600-1492

C. BURR ARTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY

SWIMMING POOLS

POST OFFICES

Diggs Memorial Pool 301-600-6364

110 E. Patrick St., 301-600-1630, www.fcpl.org

Frederick City Post Office 201 E. Patrick St., 301-662-2131 College Estates Station Post Office 1301 W. 7th St., 301-662-6115 Tuscarora Post Office 5709-A Tuscarora Rd., 301-874-2303

Baker Park Swimming Pool 301-663-5666

REALTORS Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony 114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858

Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33 6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy., 301-600-9330

URBANA URBANA FIRE DEPARTMENT 3602 Urbana Pk., 301-663-3822

URBANA REGIONAL LIBRARY 9020 Amelung St., 301-600-7000

URBANA SENIOR CENTER 301-600-7020

(SUBSECTION OF FREDERICK CITY)

YMCA (Green Valley)

301-607-6900 www.frederickymca.org/green-valley

Urbana Recreation Council

Members provide recreation scheduling for the nearby communities of Urbana, Kemptown, Green Valley, Windsor Knolls, and the surrounding areas. www.urbanarec.com

REALTORS Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony 114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

Baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer. www.luyaa.org

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MOUNT AIRY The Town of Mount Airy is a nationally accredited “Main Street Maryland Community” and holds the State of Maryland’s esteemed “Community Legacy” designation. Located directly off of Interstate 70, it is about 45 minutes from both the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan job markets. One can quickly become enamored with downtown Mount Airy and its small-town charm, quaint old buildings and friendliness that takes you back to a time long past. Mount Airy has experienced a dramatic increase in growth, but because of effective growth management and land use strategies, still retains that quaint, small-town atmosphere. It boasts a booming downtown with community and cultural events, retail establishments, antique and craft collectible shops, cafes and restaurants. MAYOR

POST OFFICE

Pat Rockinberg

505 Windy Knoll, 301-829-1199

POPULATION 9,288 as of 2010 Census

TOWN GOVERNMENT 110 S. Main St., 301-829-1424, www.mountairymd.org

RESIDENT TROOPERS 301-829-0218

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 301-829-0100

CARROLL COUNTY BRANCH LIBRARY Mount Airy Branch 705 Ridge Ave., 410-386-4470, 301-829-5290

YOUTH SPORTS Four County Little League www.fcllbaseball.org

TOWN PARKS Prospect Park and East West Park

Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

Watkins Park

Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA)

301-829-1424 301-829-8373

THE GREATER MOUNT AIRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is proactive in assisting business owners in their mission to succeed and grow to their fullest potential. Chamber officials offer information to local businesses and serve as a network for individual business owners. Most member businesses are locally owned and operated. 301-829-5426 www.mtairybusiness.com

www.geocities.com/Colosseum/ Lodge/1501

301-829-2027

REALTORS Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony 114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858

MYERSVILLE Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and U.S. Route 40 to the north, yet nicely buffered from both by a mile of local road. The outstanding location and beautiful, hilly terrain combined to make the town an attractive location for residential development during the last decades of the 20th century. MAYOR Wayne Creadick

POPULATION 1,626 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 301 Main St., 301-293-4281, www.myersvillemd.govoffice2.com

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Myersville Volunteer Fire Company 301-293-9817

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Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company 301-293-1453

POST OFFICE 1 Wolfsville Rd., 301-293-1180

TOWN PARKS Doub’s Meadow Park

Corner of Rte. 40 and Rte. 17 Wolfsville Rd., 301-293-4281

Town Park

8 Harp Place, 301-293-4281

YOUTH SPORTS Myersville Junior Baseball League www.myersvillebaseball.com

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA) 301-293-3115, www.eteamz.com/wmaasports


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NEW MARKET Known as the “Antiques Capital of Maryland,” New Market now offers a concentration of establishments where visitors can browse and purchase the treasures of yesteryear. Fine bed and breakfast accommodations and dining facilities in formal and casual settings are available. In 1975, New Market was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. MAYOR

POST OFFICES

Winslow E. Burhans III

168 W. Main St., 301-865-3333

POPULATION

REALTORS Amereihn, Kenny Weichert New Colony

4411 Green Valley Rd., Monrovia 301-865-5432

656 as of 2010 Census

TOWN GOVERNMENT

YOUTH SPORTS Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

39 W. Main St., 301-865-5544, www.townofnewmarket.org

114 Main St., Ste. 202 Mt. Airy, MD 21771 KennyA@weichert.com Office: 301-703-8605 Cell: 240-676-3858

www.luyaa.org

NEW MARKET DISTRICT FIRE CO. 301-865-5700

ROSEMONT Rosemont is a village in southern Frederick County, one mile southeast of Route 340 & one mile north of the Potomac River. It is a quiet residential community. Rolling farmland & mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town. BURGESS

TOWN GOVERNMENT

Thomas Watson

1219 Rosemont Dr., 301-834-7444, https://sites.google.com/site/ rosemontmd/home

POPULATION 294 as of 2010 Census

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Volunteer Fire Department 301-834-8300

TOWN PARK Lions Merryland Park 3673 Petersville Road

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue 301-834-8102

THURMONT Thurmont is a small city in northern Frederick County established in 1751. It is known as the “Gateway to the Catoctin Mountains,” where Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park are located. There are three covered bridges nearby: Loy’s Station Bridge, Roddy Road Bridge and Utica Mills Bridge. Catoctin Iron Furnace and forge, built during the Revolutionary War, is just down the road. Frederick is about 15 miles south and Gettysburg is 20 miles north. Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are each about 60 miles away. The President’s retreat, Camp David, is also nearby. Thurmont is proud to have been designated a “Main Street Maryland Community.” MAYOR

John A. Kinnaird

POPULATION 6,036

TOWN OFFICE

10 Frederick Rd., 301-271-7313, www.thurmont.com

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Thurmont Fire Department 301-271-3413

Graceham Volunteer Fire Department 14026 Graceham Rd., 301-271-2000

Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department

Rocky Ridge Post Office

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

SWIMMING Cunningham Falls State Park

1101 Hessong Bridge Rd., 301-898-9988

13516 Motter’s Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, 301-271-2666

LIBRARY

76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont 301-600-7200

POST OFFICES Thurmont Post Office

110 Water St., Thurmont 301-271-2226

13516 Motter Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, 301-271-4920

301-271-7574

YOUTH SPORTS Catoctin Youth Association 301-271-2256

Thurmont Little League 301-271-4397

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WALKERSVILLE Walkersville is a combination of two villages that were settled by German immigrants in the mid 1700s and early 1800s. By the late 1800s, the villages of Georgetown and Walkersville had grown so intertwined that it made sense to combine them into one entity, which was named Walkersville. Today, Walkersville aggressively pursues fiscal responsibility, recycling projects, and innovation. In 1995, it was credited with having the first State Police bicycle patrol in the nation. There are four schools, residential developments, a shopping center, several businesses and institutions, and numerous restaurants in the town. Walkersville has managed a rapid population growth wisely, enabling it to maintain a friendly, small-town atmosphere. BURGESS

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Ralph W. Whitmore

301-600-9110

POPULATION

LIBRARY

5,800 as of 2010 Census

57 W. Frederick St., 301-845-8880

POSTAL ZIP CODE 21793

TOWN OFFICE PO Box 249 21 W. Frederick St., 301-845-4500, www.walkersvillemd.cgov

POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-898-0200

POST OFFICE 7 E. Frederick St., 301-845-8342

TOWN PARKS Creamery Park

Corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and S. Glade Rd., 301-845-4500

Heritage Farm Park Devilbiss Bridge Rd., 301-845-4500

Walkersville Community Park Kenneth Dr. off Biggs Ford Rd., 301-845-4500

YOUTH SPORTS Glade Valley Athletic Association 301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

Walkersville Baseball Association www.walkersvillebaseball.com

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Corner of Sandstone and Bedrock Dr., 301-845-4500

WOODSBORO Early history suggests that the Woodsboro area was a hunting and trapping ground for a wandering tribe of Susquehanna Indians. From early times, the settlement was located at a crossroads on the Indian trail running from the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains. When the stagecoach became the primary mode of transportation, the place became an important stop on its itinerary. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town. BURGESS Gary Smith

POPULATION 1,141 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 2 S. 3rd St., 301-898-3800, www.woodsboro.org

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-5100

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Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-9193

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-0543

POST OFFICES Woodsboro Post Office

602 S. Main St., Woodsboro 301-845-8408

Ladiesburg Post Office

12509 Woodsboro Pke., Ladiesburg

TOWN PARK Woodsboro Town Park 301-898-3800

YOUTH SPORTS Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

PO Box 303, Woodsboro www.woodsboro.org/wnmrc/rec.htm


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