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It’s hard to believe our hot summer is finally behind us and fall is here. If you’re new to Frederick County or thinking about moving here, you’ll find that this is our time to shine. The beautiful colors of the mountains to our west give you the first view of the riches to come. Take some scenic fall drives or hikes, and for a glimpse of history take in the Myersville Trolley Festival and Bluegrass competition. Halloween brings on loads of neighborhood parties and trick-or-treating fun. If you want to extend the good times, try the tours at the 2nd Annual Halloween in Baker Park for some spooky frights. Nancy Adkins from the City of Frederick provides all the scary details in this issue. Shortly after the leaves start to fade, the holidays bring out the best of what we have to offer. The historic settings of Downtown Frederick and many of our smaller towns provide Christmas village backdrops to many special events. Be sure to read Tiffany Ahalt’s article on all the festivities in Frederick and check the Calendar of Events for other holiday happenings around the county. You have picked the perfect time of year to explore and discover Frederick County. Welcome and enjoy!


*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 Deadline for the Winter issue is November 15, 2010. 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 Elbert EDITOR Elizabeth Redmond MAGAZINE DESIGN Garbo Design House DESIGNER Tracy Boyd ­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert 301-662-6050, x 11 CONTRIBUTORS­­­­ Nancy Adkins, Tiffany Ahalt, Julie Anderson, Rene Beaupain, Dr. Linda D. Burgee, Shuan Butcher, Jay Decker, Charles Gischlar, Linda Kinna-Engel, Denise Lanza Murtha, Lora Rakowski, Kelsey Russ, Tim Ryan, Linda Shea, Denise Watterson, Judy Zeck ACCOUNTING­­­ Joanne Baum DISTRIBUTION Cathy Stracener PUBLISHING COMPANY Pulse Publishing, LLC 12 S. Market St., Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 Phone 301-662-6050 Fax 301-662-5102 WEBSITE

Elizabeth Redmond, Managing Editor

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 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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Halloween in Baker Park


Relocating with Your Pet


Connecting Frederick County


Frederick County Map


Festive and Free Holiday Happenings


Myersville Trolley Festival




See a Lender First


Utility Listings




In a Search of Job or Qualified Employees?


Business and Technology Resource Center Programs




Learning When School’s in Session, and What to Do When It’s Not


Respectful Caregiving for Infants


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Free “Stop Smoking for Life” Classes Offered

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Hospice of Frederick County Bereavement Services Programs


Make Your Car a “No-Phone” Zone!




The Delapaine: A Visual Feast


Celebrating the Arts and Artists of Frederick


County Recreation Listings


Calendar Of Events

78 TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES 79 Brunswick 80 Burkittsville


81 Emmitsburg 82


Frederick City

87 Middletown 88

Mount Airy

89 Myersville 90

New Market

91 Rosemont 91 Thurmont 86 Urbana 92 Walkersville 93 Woodsboro


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Garage Townhome Condominiums from the $180’s Autumn Hills Brunswick Crossing Minutes from the National Harbor, D.C., Single-Family Homes from the $310’s Single-Family Homes from the $270’s VA & 495. (301) 630-6925 Private Homesites in a Planned Community New Courtland and Michener Models in the Heart of Waldorf. (301) 396-8460 Open! Frederick County’s New Masterfully Hall Station Planned Community Featuring Our Most Townhome Condominiums Eagle Ridge from the $240’s Single-Family Homes from the $310’s Popular Traditional and Neo-Traditional Grand Opening! Located in Bowie, MD. Homes. (301) 834-4760 1 to 3-Acre Homesites in Waldorf. (301) 772-4738 (301) 632-9560 Clover Ridge The Preserve Single-Family Homes Highland Farm Townhomes from the $260’s Single-Family Homes from the $320’s from the Low $300’s 24-Foot Wide 2-Car Garage Townhomes. New Cul-de-Sac Homesites Just 1-Acre Homesites in La Plata. Released! Frederick City’s Most Popular Only 7 Remain! (301) 292-3151 (301) 632-9560 Single-Family Homes from the $290’s Planned Community, Located Minutes The Lowest Priced Amenity-Filled from I-270 & Downtown Frederick. FrederiCk County Community in Prince George’s County. (301) 682-6416 Tuscarora Creek Minutes to the Beltway & National Harbor. Townhomes from the $220’s (301) 292-2513 MontgoMery County Call About Our Special Promotion! The Park at Addison Metro Clarksburg Village Frederick’s Best Kept Secret Where Townhomes from the $270’s Convenience and Serenity Come Together. Townhomes from the $300’s Neo-Traditional Singles Coming Soon! Model Grand Opening! Luxury 3-Level (301) 694-0595 Towns Nestled in the Most Private Section (301) 278-7134 of the Neighborhood. Best Value in Clarksburg! (301) 540-1072 Beechtree Neo-Traditional Single-Family Homes Townhomes from the $290’s from the $420’s (301) 574-3060 (240) 686-0443 Single-Family Homes from the $360’s Traditional Single-Family Homes (301) 627-4072 from the $490’s Models Now Open! Resort-Style Golf Welcoming Families Home Only a Few Wooded Homesites Course Community. For Over 60 Years Remaining! A Charming Community Offering Amenities & Green Spaces. (240) 686-0443

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Halloween revelers pose for pictures at the William Talley Recreation Center.

Second Annual Halloween In Baker Park by: Nancy Adkins, City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department photography Courtesy: Bill Adkins

Baker Park comes alive with ghosts, goblins, and creatures of the night on Wednesday, October 27th, Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th. We think you will find our Halloween spirits, ghosts, goblins, and the all-new Halloween Tale to your liking as you twist and wind your way through the park. You never know what will happen by the bell tower at night, along the creek, under the bridge, by the 14

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swings, inside the witches’ kitchen, and along the path as you walk to the next location. By the lake, the lamp-lights are lit just enough to see what is coming next. Halloween characters throughout the park will always do the unexpected so don’t let your guard down! Finally there is relief when you enter the Boat House for treat bags and maybe some relaxation.

”Zombies” from The Dance Unlimted Repertory Company perform Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller at the band shell.

Tour guides will lead you throughout the park. Be chilled as they tell ghost and spirit stories about Baker Park and the Frederick area, fiction or not ….you be the judge! And if you came last year, you’ll find this year is different, so expect surprises. The evening is filled with Halloween fun and performances. Keep an eye out for The Fredericktown Players throughout the park. Their presence will be felt by one and all—­­­when you least expect it! Make sure to allow time in your schedule to come early or stay late after your tour to see the free performances in the band shell by The Dance Unlimited Repertory Company under the direction of Donna Grim. They will present three evenings of heart-stopping, spine-chilling dances created especially for this event. Each evening will showcase different Halloween-themed choreography from

favorites like “Monster Mash”, “Purple People Eater”, “Somebody’s Watching Me”, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. DON’T WAIT—register early as time slots sold out last year! Registration is open now for the guided Halloween tours through Baker Park. Tours are scheduled for 6:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:30PM, 8:00PM plus an 8:30PM tour on Friday night only. All tours last about forty-five to fifty minutes. Register by calling the William Talley Recreation Center at 301-600-1492. The cost is $6 for City residents and $8 for non-City residents. Come and help us celebrate Halloween in Baker Park, one of the many special events brought to you by the City of Frederick Department of Recreation.




Relocating with your Pet by: Linda Shea, Humane Educator, Frederick County Animal control Center

Frederick County Animal Control is the county’s animal shelter, centrally located within Frederick city limits at 1832 Rosemont Avenue, across from Ft. Detrick.We are open-admission and take in an average of 6,000 animals every year. Of those, a significant number are relinquished because owners are moving or relocating.

will keep them protected if they stray from home during the moving process. Spaying and neutering will prevent unwanted animals by preventing undesirable behavior—your pet is less likely to run away if they are altered. choose pet-friendly

Some owners try to convince themselves that their pet is better off not going through the stress of a move. But the truth is that your pet wants to be with you…unconditionally. A move or relocation is temporary. A family should be forever. Here are some tips to help you keep your pet and reduce some of the stress involved as a result of moving or relocating:

Visit us now

It will save time later. It is much better to know where your local animal shelter is prior to needing us. This will facilitate things, and reduce stress, should your pet get lost during a move. ID, PLEaSe

Make sure your pet has an ID tag and/or microchip and that the information is current. Moving involves a change in routine. Companion animals develop a sense of security through a consistent routine and familiar environment. Moving can cause them to react unpredictably, and that includes escaping. Every animal that is brought to our shelter is scanned for a microchip. Consider having your pet microchipped at your veterinarian’s office or call us for information on our low-cost microchip clinics held several times a year. consider temporary boarding

This is an option many pet owners overlook or think is too expensive. However, boarding a pet in an accredited facility keeps them safe and cared for during a time when you are focused on boxes and packing tape. spay/neuter/vaccinate

In the event you choose to board your pet, many boarding facilities require that your animal be current on vaccinations. A rabies vaccine is required by Maryland State law for all dogs, cats, and ferrets four months and older. Other vaccine requirements vary among boarding facilities. Even if you choose not to board your pet, current vaccines 16

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Look for pet-friendly residences to avoid having to give up your furry family member. If you find a landlord reluctant to allow pets, ask your current landlord for a letter of recommendation addressing the fact your pet is well-behaved, crate-trained, etc. Planning ahead, being creative, and utilizing resources wisely can keep your family together, including the members with fur, fins, and feathers. Moving is your decision—giving up your pet doesn’t have to be. For more information, contact the Frederick County Animal Control Division at 301-600-1546.

FREDERICK COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL DIVISION and Pet Adoption Center 1832 Rosemont Avenue Frederick, MD 21702   Main Number: 301-600-1546   Adoption Fees: All dogs up to 5 years of age: $92.50 All cats up to 5 years of age: $97.50 All dogs/cats 5 years of age or older:   $20 off the above prices Adoption of a second animal: $20 off the above prices   Adoption Fees Include: Spay or neuter surgery, done prior to adoption Distemper vaccine Deworming Flea/Tick Prevention First vet visit at your choice of a participating county vet Rabies vaccine voucher Frederick County License Microchip and registration Cat adoptions include testing for FIV/FeLV/FHW




Handel’s Messiah SAT, DEC 4, 7:30 PM Join the BSO, conductor Edward Polochick and Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale at the Weinberg Center for the Arts as they perform Handel’s cherished Messiah featuring the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.” Don’t miss this holiday classic with Polochick conducting the performance from harpsichord.

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911 Poison Control

toll free: 1-800-222-1222 National Response Center: Report Chemical/Oil Spills and Chemical Biological Terrorism

toll free: 1-800-424-8802

Hospice of Frederick County

240-566-3030 Missing Children Maryland

toll free: 1-800-843-5678 National Runaway Switchboard

toll free: 1-800-RUN-AWAY Substance Abuse (Frederick County)

301-600-1775 Youth Crisis Hotline

Library Information 301-600-1630 Parks and Recreation 301-600-1646 Permits and Inspections 301-600-2313 Planning and Zoning 301-600-1138 Recycling 301-600-2960

toll free: 1-800-422-0009

TransIT (Transportation) 301-600-2065

toll free: 1-800-255-3443


Gas - Washington Gas

Frederick County Government Information

Tourism Council 301-600-2888

Utilities Emergency Electric - Allegheny Power

toll free: 1-800-752-7520 Water/Sewer

301-600-2194 or 301-600-2187 NON-URGENT NUMBERS

301-600-9000 Animal Control 301-600-1546 301-600-2558 (emergency after hours)


Bulk Trash Pick-Up 301-600-1035

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Citizen Services 301-600-1063

Frederick Police Department

301-600-2071 Frederick County Fire Marshall

301-600-1479 Maryland State Police (Frederick Barracks)

301-600-4151 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)


Adult Abuse/Protective Services (Frederick County)

County Commissioners 301-600-1100 County Courthouse 301-600-1976 Department of Aging 301-600-1605 Department of Health 301-600-1029

Vital Records 301-600-1029 Workforce Services 301-600-2255 Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

301-662-4164 Frederick County Fairgrounds

301-663-5895 Frederick Memorial Hospital

240-566-3300 Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles

toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA

Department of Social Services 301-600-4555

Mental Health Association of Frederick County

Elections 301-600-VOTE

The ARC of Frederick County

Frederick County Public Schools 301-644-5000


Housing and Community Development 301-600-1061

Child Protective Services (Frederick County)


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

Frederick County Crisis & Intervention Hotline

Landfill Information 301-600-1848

301-663-0011 Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 U.S. Department of Agriculture

















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Festive and Free Holiday Happenings One of the many gingerbread houses in competition for top prize.

By: TifFany ahalt, Tourism council of Frederick County Photography courtesy: Frederick County Historic Sites Consortium Frederick County is a wonderful place to indulge in all the splendor of the holiday season. Many consider annual holiday events to be part of their overall family traditions. These holiday events tie into Frederick’s history, are free to the public, and appeal to all ages. Celebrate Frederick organizes spectacular free events year round, but none are more beloved than holiday events scheduled throughout the month of December. Kickoff the holiday season by attending the annual Scents and Sweets competition where locals

compete in design and construction of amazing gingerbread houses and floral displays. Various categories are offered for professionals and amateurs of all ages. A reception is open to the public where judging takes place along with refreshments and sounds of the holiday season. This year’s event, scheduled for December 2, takes place at the Frederick Cultural Arts Center in downtown Frederick. Did you know that many of the original settlers in Fredericktown were German? Experience a little of old-world European heritage FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


IN THE COMMUNITY by attending the annual Kris Kringle Procession which takes place this year on December 10. The parade route starts at East Street, winds its way through the historic district and ends at Baker Park, where a tree lighting ceremony and other entertainment takes place. Be sure to listen to the sounds of the season as John Widmann plays bells housed in the city’s very own carillon.

Frederick County is home to twenty-two historic sites and museums, with more than half participating in the annual Museums by Candlelight event on Saturday, December 11.

Attendees are encouraged to fall in behind the parade participants as they travel the parade route. View hundreds of local children dressed as reindeer, snowflakes, angels, elves, and gifts. In addition to the modern characters, such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the parade also includes characters that reflect Frederick’s German heritage. These include the Snow Queen, Pelsnickle, and Weinacht Man, who helps Kris Kringle judge whether children have been good or bad. Krist Kindle is an

During last year’s Museums by Candlelight tour, children watch a volunteer prepare holiday cakes the way they did in the 19th century at the Rosehill Museum.

angel-like messenger who leaves gifts for good children in small baskets. Hundreds flock the streets to get a view of the parade route, adorned by thousands of twinkling white tree lights and colorful window displays in retail shops. Are you interested in holiday traditions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries? Frederick County is home to twenty-two historic sites and museums, with more than half participating in the annual Museums by Candlelight event on Saturday, December 11. Decorated for the holidays, participating museums waive admission fees and offer an afternoon and evening of traditional holiday activities in historic settings. Several locations will have their gift shops open for your holiday shopping.

Kris Kringle arrives on December 10 during the Kris Kringle Procession in Downtown Frederick. 22

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In addition to shopping, and holiday parties and school programs, be sure to mark your calendar with these wonderful, free holiday events. You’ll want to make these annual events a tradition in your family too! For more information on holiday programs and happenings contact the Frederick Visitor Center by calling 301-600-2828 or visit


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An H & F Trolley that was used to transport passengers between Middletown and Myersville, Maryland.

Myersville Trolley Festival History, Music, and Fun for All

By: Judy Zeck, Myersville Trolley FESTIVAL Committee Photos by: Wanda Easterday

A rock climbing wall just for the kids. 24

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The 17th annual Myersville Trolley Festival will be held October 16th and 17th, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM daily. The festival celebrates the history of Myersville and the history of the H & F Trolley that was such an integral part of the growth and development of this small, but vibrant community. Nestled on the side of South Mountain, in the upper Middletown Valley, the town of Myersville is a community of 1,700 people.The festival is located on a hillside overlooking the town with stunning views of the Valley.

In October of 1898, the first trolley made its way over Catoctin Mountain at Braddock Heights, traveled through Middletown and then went north into the quiet little community of Myersville. Six years later the trolley line from Myersville to Hagerstown was completed, thus connecting Myersville with Frederick and Hagerstown, and life in the little community changed forever. Nearly 100 years later, long after the last trolley car rumbled over the tracks, residents of the Myersville community got together to plan a festival that would celebrate the trolley and what it meant to the town. This year, the Myersville Trolley Festival highlights the history of the trolley and the restored Trolley Car 150, one of the cars that ran from Hagerstown to Frederick. Car 150 was restored and sits on tracks near the roadbed where the trolley once ran.The trolley car had been found abandoned, was transported the festival grounds and restored by Don Easterday.

The Trolley shuttle stop

The Trolley Festival has something for everyone, featuring over seventy-five arts and crafts vendors, a wide variety of food vendors, hayrides, trolley rides through town on a motorized trolley car, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. For the past three years, the festival has also featured a Bluegrass competition. This year the competition will be bigger than ever with Bluegrass music on both days. The music begins on Saturday with the sounds of Tara Lindhardt and Friends Bluegrass Band. The competition takes place on Sunday afternoon. For kids there will be pony rides and wagon and hayrides. There will also be a magician, climbing wall, face painting, clowns, juggling, hands-on crafts, and a Punch and Judy show. Demonstrators include Early American Games, Jefferson Clockworks, local astronomers, and model airplane groups. Food vendors include JB Seafood with oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, and soups. There will also be barbecue, ice cream and Italian ice, kettle corn, dumplings, pies, country ham sandwiches, and pizza.

Youngsters playing in the kernel corn box.

Along with the Bluegrass competition on Sunday is the popular auction featuring Amish quilts, train memorabilia, artwork donated by local artists, collectibles, and Trolley Festival crocks and pottery. Myersville is located at exit 42 off I-70. After exiting go north on Route 17, which becomes Main Street until you get to a stop sign in front of the white church. Continue straight on Canada Hill Road for roughly 1/2 mile. Follow the Trolley Festival signs. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



FALL 2010

housing & real estate


See a LendEr First! by: Jay Decker

I’ve been in the housing industry in one capacity or another for nearly thirty years. I currently sell upscale condominiums in the Kentlands for the developer. In all my time in the real estate business it never ceases to amaze me how many consumers start looking at homes before they know what the undertaking will cost. It is even more perplexing to see my fellow real estate agents dragging people all over town, looking at properties, all the while not knowing if their clients qualify to buy what they are showing. This is the epitome of the “getting the cart before the horse” scenario. Why would you put someone in your car, drive all over town, and raise expectations of people that may not even be qualified to buy? When I meet, greet, and probe prospects at the sales center, even if they are accompanied by a real estate agent, I always ask, “Has anyone taken the time to show you how much this transaction will cost, so that you’ll know when you are ready?” The majority of the time they respond that no one has given them a detailed estimate of what “like kind” properties will cost. Therefore I am usually the one who enlightens them regarding “how much” and “how much?” It has been my experience that most people, especially first-time buyers, want to

know two things: How much money do I need to purchase and how much do I need every month for the mortgage payment? Once buyers know those two things they are liberated to make a purchase decision. With that said, wouldn’t it be prudent for potential buyers to sit down and discuss their financial situation with an experienced mortgage professional prior to looking at homes? By so doing the buyer ascertains what they can afford, how much money is required, what the potential payments would be, and if their credit history is in compliance with current mortgage underwriting guidelines that seem to constantly change in these financially-challenging times. When a potential purchaser enters my sales center carrying a prequalification letter I am heartened, knowing that they are probably able to purchase. Most sellers will feel the same way. Upon knowing that buyers are able to purchase, our only task is to make them ready and willing. Moral of the story: See a lender first! Jay Decker, ELAD National Properties, has been a member of the Frederick County Association of Realtors since 1981. He can be reached at 301-6390843 or at FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



Frederick, MD 24 hours/7 days toll free: 1-800-255-3443 TDD toll free: 1-800-955-9445 Ferrellgas

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531 PPL Gas Utilities

Lock Haven, PA Serving parts of Frederick County toll free: 1-800-652-0550

The Plumbery

LS Fuel Oil

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-1770 toll free: 1-888-238-5258

Brunswick, MD 301-834-9701 301-663-3833

Shawley’s Superior LP Gas So Fine, Inc.

Mason Dixon Oil Company

Hagerstown, MD Servicing Myersville, Thurmont, Emmitsburg, and Burkittsville 301-797-4887

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3199

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Frederick, MD 301-663-6168

Tevis Oil/Modern Comfort Systems

Washington Gas-Frederick Division

Suburban Propane

Frederick, MD 24 hours/7 days 301-662-2151

Thompson’s Gas & Electric Service


Frederick, MD 301-662-4101 toll free: 1-800-998-4311 Amerigas (Columbia Propane)

toll free: 1-800-258-0606 toll free: 1-800-768-6612 United Propane, Inc.

Mt. Airy, MD 301-831-5551

Aero Energy

Frederick, MD 301-662-4101 toll free: 1-800-998-4311

Carroll Independent Fuel

Carroll Independent Fuel

Westminster, MD Delivering to Frederick County 410-848-4477 toll free: 1-800-834-8590

Westminster, MD Delivering to Frederick County 410-848-4477 toll free: 1-800-834-8590

Columbia Propane

C. Richard Dewees Fuel Oil

Frederick, MD 301-620-9046

Thurmont, MD 301-271-7303


Damascus Fuel Company

Geiser Distributing Company, Inc.

Frederick, MD 301-662-1885

Damascus, MD Serving southern Frederick County 301-253-2161 Farmer’s Cooperative Association, Inc.

Lee’s Gas Supply

Frederick, MD 301-663-5422 toll free: 1-800-255-0023

Frederick, MD 301-662-5306

Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

Penn Fuel Propane

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Service provided to most of Frederick Serving oil to Mt. Airy, Libertytown, Monrovia, and New Market 410-875-2600 toll free: 1-888-468-4949 Voneiff Oil

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-0244 West Oil, Inc.


Frederick, MD 301-620-9046 toll free: 1-800-545-6103

Frederick, MD 301-662-1531

Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Frederick Petroleum Service

Frederick, MD 301-663-3111 toll free: 1-800-486-2477

Thurmont, MD 301-898-7116 WELL AND SEPTIC INFORMATION Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management

Public Water Information 301-696-2997 Billing Department 301-600-2354 County Water/Sewer Emergencies 301-600-2187 (Daytime) 301-600-2194 (Evening) Frederick City Water/Sewer Emergencies 301-600-1440 Frederick County Health Department

Environmental Health Services 301-600-1719 Water Quality Problems 301-631-3168


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Fall 2008

business & insurance


In Search of a Job or qualified Employees? By: Julie Anderson, M.A., Frederick County Workforce Services

Welcome to Frederick County! New to Frederick and in search of a Job? Professional

career coaches at Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) are available to provide expertise in every step of the job search process. If you need to update your resume, you can attend our Resume Clinic, which is facilitated by one of our Certified Professional Resume Writers. If you want to sharpen your interviewing skills, you can participate in one or more of several classes designed to help you improve and practice your technique. If you would like to change careers, FCWS offers career-training programs to help eligible job seekers acquire the skills and credentials that are most in demand.

To learn more about any of the programs and services offered by FCWS, you can visit us online at or plan to attend one of our upcoming orientation sessions. The schedule of upcoming orientation classes can be found on our website. We look forward to partnering with you in your job search! New to Frederick and looking for Qualified Employees?

By choosing to open a business here, you have brought career opportunities that enable Frederick County citizens to work where they live. The Frederick County Division of Economic Development, of which Frederick County Workforce Services is a part, embraces this as our mission. We are committed to helping your business, as a part our local economy, thrive with well-qualified and skilled employees.



BUSINESS As you establish your business, there are many ways that we can help. If you are in need of experienced and competent employees, the FCWS Business Solutions team can collaborate with your organization to develop a customized recruitment plan, assist with outreach to qualified candidates, and forward prescreened resumes directly to you. When you partner with us to achieve your staffing objectives, you receive: • Professional service and a direct point of contact for your workforce needs • Local labor market information and research • Consultation and customized recruitment plans • Access to local candidates through unlimited job postings using the Maryland Workforce Exchange • Interview and recruitment event space • Candidate assessment using validated Prove It! tool • A significant cost savings in your recruitment budget

In addition to providing your business with recruitment assistance, we also offer a variety of training programs that will help your new employees succeed on the job—a critical part of your organization’s overall success. Through a partnership with Frederick Community College, we deliver highly-rated classes and seminars with proven results. We can also connect you with valuable resources that offer grants for specialized training programs. As a business owner that is new to the area, it is especially important that you have an understanding of the local labor market. Frederick County Workforce Services can provide you with labor market intelligence such as wage data for comparable jobs and industries, as well as labor law compliance information. For more information about the services we offer to Frederick County businesses, please visit us online at



All business events are free and held at C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick unless otherwise noted and require advanced registration. Register online at or call the Business Resource Center at 301-600-1367.

Free one-hour classes for adults are held at C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick unless otherwise noted and require advance registration. Please call the Technology Center at 301-600-1373 to register unless noted otherwise.

Online Job Application Assistance

Open Office Writer—similar to and compatible with Microsoft Office Word

Library card required. To register, call 301-600-1630 ext. 3. Fridays 10AM-12PM, by appointment

Part 1

Covers the basics of this word processing software. Prerequisite: Experience using a mouse and keyboard. Saturday, October 9, 8:50AM

Part 2

Features include creating numbered and bulleted lists and inserting and formatting tables. Prerequisite: Experience using word processing software. Saturday, October 23, 8:50AM

Résumé Triage

Learn how to enhance your résumé. Bring your résumé on a flash drive. Prerequisite: Open Office Writer Part 1 or experience using word processing software. Saturday, November 20, 8:50AM How to Start Your Own Business

Explore regulatory requirements, legal business structures to consider, how to begin, and money matters with Chris Olson, the MD Small Business Development Center counselor. Monthly on 1st Tuesday at 6PM: October 5, November 2, December 7


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Part 3

Builds upon previous two classes. Prerequisite: Open Office Writer Part 1 or experience using word processing software. Saturday, November 6, 8:50AM

One-on-one tutoring is also available in English and Spanish. Call Patty Stephens, 301-600-1371, for details.

child care & education


Learning when school’s in session and what to do when it’s not By: Dr. Linda D. Burgee, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy of Frederick County Public Schools



CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) has launched a new way to keep families informed when weather causes delayed school opening, early dismissal, or cancellation: text messaging via FindOutFirst. And we’ve activated a special web page to help families make the most of days when students can’t attend school ( As snow enters the forecast in coming months, parents want to know how to learn whether school’s in session, how FCPS makes the decision to open or close, and when they can expect to find out. Living in Maryland’s largest and most geographically diverse county means that when roads are clear in downtown Frederick they may be treacherous in Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Mt. Airy, and Myersville.When bad weather arrives, the school system’s first concern is safe travel. Maximizing instructional time is second. Experience has shown that basing decisions on weather predictions would result in unnecessary loss of valuable school time. Too often forecasts predict far worse conditions than occur, so FCPS rarely decides whether to close schools the night before.

School CLosing Rules

When school opening is delayed two hours due to inclement weather: • Breakfast is still served. • Pre-k students attend ninety-minute sessions. Morning sessions start two hours late and dismiss one hour later than usual, while afternoon sessions start one hour later than usual and dismiss at the regular time. • Morning Career & Technology Center classes start two hours late and dismiss about one hour later than usual. Afternoon CTC sessions start forty minutes later than usual and dismiss at the regular time. • If an early dismissal was planned to accommodate a Teacher Work Session, FCPS will typically postpone the early dismissal until another day and, on the delayed- opening day, keep students in school until their regular dismissal time. When schools close two hours early due to bad weather: • Lunches are served. • Morning pre-k students stay at school for dismissal with full-day students. • Afternoon pre-k and Career & Technology Center (CTC) programs are canceled; CTC students stay at their home schools. Flexible Evening High and Heather Ridge Twilight programs are canceled. For more information: FCPS Regulation 400-2 at


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As soon as a weather decision is made, Transportation launches a “calling tree” to notify more than 30 radio and TV outlets. The first call is to FCPS Communication Services to activate the employee hotline.

Instead our Transportation staff talks with county and state highway departments about their observations and their plans to deploy resources to clear roads.We confer with neighboring school districts in the direction from which inclement weather is coming. Then we get first-hand information on local conditions, driving roads around the county as early as 3:30AM. All this is to determine—by 5:00AM— whether buses can transport 30,000 students that day and whether walkers can navigate their routes within acceptable safety standards. As soon as the decision is made, Transportation launches a “calling tree” to notify more than thirty radio and TV outlets. The first call is to FCPS Communication Services to activate the employee hotline, send FindOutFirst text and e-mail, and post bulletins on and FCPS Television (Comcast cable-18 and online), in English and Spanish. When bad weather moves in after school has begun, we must typically make an early-closing decision by 10:00AM to give drivers time to cover all their elementary, middle, and high school routes. Teach children what to do if school closes when you are not home. Give the school the name and number of someone nearby who is usually available. Keep your school emergency contact information up to date. Remember that all after-school and evening activities are canceled when schools close for inclement weather or when the snowemergency plan is in effect in Frederick County. This includes events that outside groups schedule in FCPS buildings except childcare programs, which decide and communicate their own schedules. Finally, when weather keeps children from traveling, take a virtual visit to the FCPS web site for fun ideas to make the most of your child’s day. Get tips for starting a snow journal, planning a snow fort, comparing temperatures around the world, and lots more. Children thrive on opportunities to learn, and the snow brings many! FCPS will continue to offer ways to help you learn whether school’s in session—and fun activities that keep students learning even when they’re at home.


Frederick, MD 301-662-4549 or 1-800-753-6841 LOCATE 301-695-4508 or 1-877-230-7422 TDD: 301-695-7225 Maryland Committee for Children

Baltimore, MD 21202 410-752-7588

teacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from The Banner School

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 2010-2011, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2010. 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-

Frederick, MD 301-662-4730 Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320 Beth Sholom Nursery School

Frederick, MD 301-663-3437 Brook Hill Weekday Preschool

Frederick, MD 301-662-2232 Calvary Methodist Weekday School


Church of the Brethren Learning Center

Frederick, MD 301-662-6783

Frederick, MD 301-473-7680 Emmitsburg Early Learning Center

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-6100 Evangelical Lutheran Church Wee Folks School

Frederick, MD 301-663-5117 Fort Detrick Child Development Center

Celebree Learning Centers

Frederick, MD 301-620-9990, 301-668-9881 The Children’s Center for Discovery

Monrovia, MD 301-798-0223 The Children’s Center of Walkersville

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4803 Children’s World Early Learning Center

Walkersville & Frederick, MD 301-845-4984, 301-662-3004

Frederick, MD 301-619-3300 Frederick Christian Academy

Frederick, MD 301-473-8990 Frederick Community College Children’s Center

Frederick, MD 301-846-2612 Frederick Country Day Montessori School

Frederick, MD 301-694-7000

About Frederick County Public Schools Maryland schools rank #1 in America, for a second straight

36 elementary schools, grades pre-kindergarten-5

year (Education Week’s 2009 and 2010 Quality Counts reports)

• all provide full-day kindergarten

2009-10 Enrollment - 40,210 with 29,000+ school bus riders Dropout Rate – 1.65%, better than the Maryland standard Employees – 5,540, including about 2,900 teachers

• pre-kindergarten offered to all students eligible for free or reduced-price meals

Student Demographics – 73% White, 13% African American, 9% Hispanic, 5% Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native • 11% receive special education services • 21% qualify for free or reduced-price meals

13 middle schools, grades 6-8 10 high schools, grades 9-12, plus a flexible evening high school program, plus: • Career & Tech Center for high school students countywide,

Per Pupil Expenditure - $12,093 per year

• Heather Ridge and Rock Creek schools for students with special needs,

Combined SAT Scores – 1,497 Maryland, 1,509 U.S., 1,549 Frederick County

• Maryland’s first public charter school, Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School, grades pre-k-8,

Advanced Placement – 4,879 tests taken, many with scores that qualify for college credit

• 2010 Maryland Blue Ribbon Award—New Market Elem.,

Meals Served Daily – 15,560+ lunches, about 3,585 breakfasts

• The Washington Post Challenge 2010 Index ranked all FCPS high schools in the nation’s top 6%.



CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Frederick County Head Start

Learning Tree Early Learning Center

Frederick County, MD 301-600-1024

Brunswick, MD 301-834-7577

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K

Lucy School: An Arts-Based Preschool and Kindergarten

Frederick County, MD 301-644-5000 Friends Meeting School

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 Glade Valley Preschool

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4152

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Meadows Montessori

Frederick, MD 301-662-8910 Middletown United Methodist Church

The Goddard School

Middletown, MD 301-371-8681

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699

Mom’s Day Out Christian Learning Center

Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Good Shepherd Nursery/ Kindergarten School

Frederick, MD 301-473-4337 x 305 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Frederick, MD 301-695-5855

Frederick, MD 301-631-3888

Green World Nursery School

Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School at Hood College

Mt. Airy, MD 301-865-0911 The Kiddie Academy of Whittier

Frederick, MD 301-620-7790 Kids Come First Learning Center, Inc.

Mt. Airy, MD 301-829-3162 Kindercare Learning Centers

Frederick, MD 301-695-9088 La Petite Academy

Frederick, MD 301-695-7227 To learn more about FCPS programs:

• Watch FCPS-TV, cable channel 18 • Visit and sign up for Find Out First e-mail news • Contact FCPS Communication Services, 115 E. Church Street, Frederick, 301-696-6900 38

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Frederick, MD 301-696-3416 Stepping Stone Centers

Frederick & Middletown, MD 301-662-4242, 301-371-4711 St. John Regional Catholic School

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722 St. Paul’s Learning Center

Myersville, MD 301-293-1980 St. Thomas More Academy

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014 Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development

Frederick, MD 301-662-2728 Walkersville United Methodist Church Weekday Nursery

Walkersville, MD 301-845-4282 Yes I Can Children’s Center

Ijamsville, MD 301-831-6166 YMCA

Frederick & Monrovia, MD 301-663-513, 301-607-6900


Superintendent, Dr. Linda Burgee General Information: 301-644-5000 Frederick County Board Of Education

115 E. Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-696-6850 FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2500 Brunswick Elementary

Brunswick, MD 240-236-2900 Carroll Manor Elementary

Adamstown, MD 240-236-3800 Centerville Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0100 Deer Crossing Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary

Emmitsburg, MD 240-236-1750 Glade Elementary

Walkersville, MD 240-236-2100 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

CHILD CARE & EDUCATION Middletown Primary

Orchard Grove Elementary

Middletown, MD 240-566-0200

Frederick, MD 240-236-2400

Monocacy Elementary

Parkway Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1400

Frederick, MD 240-236-2600

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Sabillasville Elementary

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013 Myersville Elementary

Myersville, MD 240-236-1900 New Market Elementary

New Market, MD 240-236-1300 New Midway Elementary

Keymar, MD 240-236-1500 North Frederick Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-2000 Oakdale Elementary

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-3300

Sabillasville, MD 240-236-6000 Spring Ridge Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-236-1600 Thurmont Elementary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-0900 Thurmont Primary

Thurmont, MD 240-236-2800 Tuscarora Elementary

Frederick, MD 240-566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary

Mt. Airy, MD 240-236-2300

To allow innovation and imagination to thrive, to educate and empower creative minds across all disciplines, Lucy School makes the arts an integral part of the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive life of each student: ages three through third grade.

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

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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 Middletown Middle

Middletown, MD 240-236-4200 Monocacy Middle

Frederick, MD 240-236-4700

Frederick High

FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment

Frederick, MD 240-236-7000 Frederick, MD 240-236-8200

301-696-6891 Based on multiple performance criteria, students with outstanding capabilities and specific academic aptitudes participate in enriched and accelerated learning activities.

Linganore High

FCPS Heather Ridge School

Governor Thomas Johnson High

Frederick, MD 240-566-9700 Oakdale High

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9400 Middletown High

Middletown, MD 240-236-7400 Tuscarora High

Frederick, MD 240-236-6400 Urbana High

Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-7600

Frederick, MD 301-668-5013

Walkersville High

New Market Middle

New Market, MD 240-236-4600 Oakdale Middle

Ijamsville, MD 240-236-5500 Thurmont Middle

Thurmont, MD 240-236-5100

Walkersville, MD 240-236-7200 OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMs

(Information is excerpted from the FCPS Calendar Handbook available at Adult Education/Flexible Evening High

Urbana Middle

Walkersville, MD 240-236-8450

Ijamsville, MD 240-566-9200

Career and Technology Center

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 40

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240-236-8500 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 postsecondary 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.

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-ofdistrict students must provide their own transportation, and enrollment may be limited. For more information, contact the school guidance office. 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.

CHILD CARE & EDUCATION English Language Learning (ELL)

Judy Center

Frederick Christian Academy (K - 12)

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.

240-236-8770 Prepares students for academic success in school through a combination of highquality childcare, educational experiences, and comprehensive family 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.

Frederick, MD 301-473-8990

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.

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. TITLE I

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

In addition to providing outstanding public schools, Frederick County also offers a generous and varied selection of truly excellent independent schools, with something to fit each individual student and family. Call the school’s phone number for more information and enrollment criteria. The Banner School (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-695-9320

Friends Meeting School (Pre-K - 8)

Ijamsville, MD 301-798-0288 The Goddard School (Pre-K - K)

Frederick, MD 301-631-6699 Urbana, MD 240-699-0006 Grace Baptist Academy (K-12)

Brunswick, MD 301-834-5000 Lucy School (Pre-K - 2)

Middletown, MD 301-293-1163 Mother Seton School (Pre-K - 8)

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-3161 New Life Christian School (K - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-663-8418 Saint Thomas More Academy (Pre-K - 8)

Buckeystown, MD 301-874-9014 St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-662-6722 St. John’s Catholic Prep High School (9 - 12)

Frederick, MD 301-662-4210 Trinity School of Frederick (K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-228-2333 Visitation Academy (Pre-K - 8)

The Barnesville School (Pre-K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-662-2814

Barnesville, MD 301-972-0341


Beth Sholom Day School (Pre-K - K)

Frederick, MD 301-663-3427 Frederick Adventist School (K - 8)

Frederick, MD 301-663-0363

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.



CHILD CARE & EDUCATION 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. table_contents.htm. Homeschool Frederick!


(Information is excerpted from the 20102011 Calendar Handbook available at FCPS Director of Special Education


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.

FCPS Learning for Life Program

Telos Academy of Mindworks

301-644-5292 Child Find is the process for identifying all children from birth through age 21 who have special needs.

301-898-7222 Provides tutorial programs for 6th10th grade homeschooled students.

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 nondisabled peers, as appropriate. Students learn functional life skills as well as academics. FCPS Child Find Project

FCPS Challenges Program

301-644-5281 Provides integrated support to students with special needs in communication, social skills, academics, and prevocational/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 selfhelp skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and 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, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. 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 and 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 non-disabled 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.


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Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

Nahid B. Sobhani, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Radha Nathan, M.D., F.A.A.P. Evelyn G. Clarence, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Patricia Hough, M.D., F.A.A.P Makaya Mulato, M.D., F.A.A.P • Gunpreet Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P Sangeetha Vimal, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Patricia Duley, C.R.N.P Heather Cornwell, C.R.N.P. • Kari Pratt, C.R.N.P. Amit Kamath, M.D., F.A.A.P. We now accept Blue Shield and most other insurances. Practice limited to newborns to age 21 years.

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Frederick Office: 301-694-0606 87 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21702

Mt. Airy Office: 301-829-6146 1502 South Main Street, Suite 206 Mt. Airy, MD 21771


Respectful Caregiving for Infants By: Denise Lanza Murtha, Department Head, Infant-Toddler Montessori Program, Meadows Montessori

Who doesn’t love a cute bouncing baby? Their precious smiles and engaging coos endear them to us in countless ways. We love to cuddle, rock, and kiss their downy soft heads.We handle them carefully and speak softly. We feed them when they are hungry, diaper them when needed, and pick them up for a hug when they cry.

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” — Maria Montessori

Is there more to do? Have we shown them respect? What does respect even look like at this age? Most of us believe our kindness and concern for these small members of society is a sign of respect. In the most traditional way, it seems to have been enough for us, our parents, and grandparents before us. Now let us think back to our own childhoods and remember how we felt. Did we feel we had choices and control over our own lives, or did we feel helpless and powerless?

Think of an 8-month old baby sitting content on the floor playing with a favorite toy. You know that he is due for a diaper change, so you go over, pick him up and gently carry him to the changing table. You begin to undress him while you converse with others in the room. The baby fusses and you shake a rattle over his head to distract him so you can finish up. There—job complete! Or is it? Do you think the baby felt respected? Our children deserve so much more. Make them a part of the caregiving routines in their lives. Include them in your conversation. Tell them what is happening.


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Before picking them up, say, “I am going to pick you up now; I need to change your diaper.” Talk through the process taking place––in all the moments of caregiving, whether changing, feeding, bathing, or dressing. Include them, don’t just do to them. This is the beginning of respect.

Denise Murtha, Department Head at Meadows Montessori, holds an Associate Infant and Toddler Credential awarded by the American Montessori Society. She has worked with children, birth to age three, for twenty years, with the past thirteen inside the Montessori classroom. She also serves as a Montessori Field Consultant and teacher trainer for the Institute of Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, MD during the summer months.

MEADOWS MONTESSORI: A NEW Childcare Option in Frederick

Meadows Montessori is proud to be the first to offer a Montessori program for children ages six months to five years old in the Frederick community. Our infant-toddler program, like our preschool program, is based on the Montessori method of learning through hands-on experiences in the environment and is based on respectful, responsive, and reciprocal care giving for children. Contact Meadows Montessori at 301-662-8910 or visit them on the web at

Beth Sholom Congregation & Early Childhood Center

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Dept. of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Frederick Community College

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.

Frederick, MD 301-699-3075

Frederick, MD 301-846-2400

Frederick County Developmental Center

Frederick, MD 301-600-1611 Provides funding of respite services for children with special healthcare needs and their families.

Frostburg State University

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.

Frederick County Special Olympics

Hagerstown, MD 301-790-2800

Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC)

Frederick County-based group formed to connect with other families to lend support, network, and educate each other on Down Syndrome.

FCPS Success Program

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. OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service

toll free: 1-800-999-0120 TDD: 410-385-1042 The ARC of Frederick County

Frederick, MD 301-663-0909 Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter

Frederick, MD 301-694-7779 Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program

Thurmont, MD 301-898-3587 F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

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.

Frederick, MD 301-663-3131 McDaniel College

(Formerly Western Maryland College) Westminster, MD 410-857-2260 toll free: 1-800-638-5005 Mount Saint Mary’s University

Emmitsburg, MD toll free: 1-800-448-4347 Mount Saint Mary’s University Continuing Studies Center

Frederick, MD 301-631-3566

Shepherd University

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore, MD toll free: 1-888-554-2080 Maryland School for the Deaf

Frederick, MD

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Hood College

Job Training Association (JTA)

301-360-2000 TDD: 301-360-2001


Hagerstown Community College

Frederick, MD 301-682-8315 toll free: 1-877-982-2329

301-746-8080 Frederick, MD 301-694-8673

Frostburg, MD 301-687-4411

College of Notre Dame of Maryland at Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD 410-532-5500

Shepherdstown, WV 304-876-5000 University of Maryland at College Park

College Park, MD 301-405-1000 University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

Hagerstown, MD 240-527-2060

The Frederick and Washington Counties

Catholic Schools Open Houses The Visitation Academy (Girls, PreK(3) - 8) 200 East 2nd Street, Frederick Phone: 301-662-2814 Date: call for appointment

St. Mary Catholic School (Kindergarten - 8) 218 West Washington Street, Hagerstown Phone: 301-733-1184 x100 Date: call for appointment

St. Maria Goretti High School 1535 Oak Hill Avenue, Hagerstown Phone: 301-739-4266 Date: 10/17 Time 1:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.

St. John Regional Catholic School (PreK(4) - 8) 8414 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Phone: 301-662-6722 10/13: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 11/17: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. -9 p.m.

Mother Seton School Saint Johnʼs Catholic Prep H.S. (PreK(4) - 8) 889 Buttery Lane, Frederick 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg Phone: 301-662-4210 Phone: 301-447-3161 Date: 11/7 10/26: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 10/27: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 11/10: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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“Stop Smoking for Life” Classes offered for free By: Kelsey Russ, Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Frederick County Health Department

Are you a smoker hoping to quit but can’t seem to do it on your own? If you’re motivated, sign up today for the “Stop Smoking for Life” program at the Frederick County Health Department, Substance Abuse Division. We know quitting takes hard work and a lot of effort because nicotine is a very addictive drug. It often takes smokers six to nine attempts before really being able to quit, but it’s worth it. Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health. We understand the keys to success are education, planning, and support. The “Stop Smoking for Life” cessation program offers behavior modification techniques to help you deal with the challenges of quitting. Classes are facilitated by compassionate, encouraging, and supportive individuals who help you determine methods to quit that best fit your lifestyle. Topics covered include: • Benefits of Quitting • Nicotine Addiction • Nicotine Replacement Therapy • Preparing to Quit • Coping with Withdrawal • Dealing with Stress • Weight Management (Nutrition and Exercise) • Relapse Prevention


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The Frederick County Health Department offers classes each month. The office is located at 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702. Participants should park at Entrance D and come to Room 2-139. Each month classes are offered during the morning. There will also be classes offered in the evening during the fall. There is no charge for the class. Materials and incentives will be provided free of charge. The facilitator will provide you with information to help you decide whether treatments like the nicotine patch and gum are right for you. Nicotine patches and nicorette gum will be provided free of charge to participants with permission from a physician. Physician forms will be provided the first night of the class. Individuals who have recently started using the prescription Chantix to quit smoking may also join the program to receive additional support. For more information about the “Stop Smoking for Life” program, registering for classes, or upcoming future class dates please contact Kelsey Russ, Tobacco Program Specialist at 301-600-3390 or kruss@ Employers who are interested in hosting a “Stop Smoking for Life” program at their worksite and have eight or more employees wanting to participate are also encouraged to contact us.

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350 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD 21702 301-600-1029 FREDERICK MEMORIAL healthcare system Facilities Frederick Memorial Hospital

Main Campus 400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701

FMH Crestwood

7211 Bank Court Frederick, Maryland 21703 240-215-1420 Serving south Frederick, FMH Crestwood provides state-of-the-art imaging and rehabilitation services, as well as a laboratory draw and specimen collection stations. FMH Diabetes Center

General Information 240-566-3300 TTY: 240-566-3700

FSK Mall 5500 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21703 240-379-6045 Diabetes self-management training. Certified by the American Diabetes Association.

Emergency Room 240-566-3500 TTY: 240-566-3592

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

Patient Information 240-566-3380 The BirthPlace 240-566-3300 Volunteer Services 240-566-3567 FMH Immediate Care at Oak Street

850 Oak Street Frederick, MD 21701 301-698-8374 A walk-in, no appointment needed healthcare facility. FMH Immediate Care Mount Airy

Mount Airy Plaza 1502 S. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-5888 A walk-in, no appointment needed healthcare facility. FMH Advanced Skin and Wound Care

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3840 Interdisciplinary care of wounds, ostomies, and skin conditions.


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240-566-3568 Comprehensive home health care system. Medicare certified and JCAHO accredited with commendation organization. FMH Medical Fitness

1845 Brookfield Court Frederick, MD 21702 301-620-1250 Medically monitored exercise programs to promote good health and prevent disease. FMH Mount Airy

Mount Airy Plaza 1502 S. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-5800 Mount Airy location extends FMH services to local residents. Offers imaging services, home health care, laboratory, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and immediate care. X-Ray and Imaging Services 301-829-5830 Rehabilitation Services (Physical-Occupational-Speech-Therapy) 301-829-5880

FMH Preventative Cardiology and Rehabilitation

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3229 Outpatient, hospital-based program designed for patients who have experienced a recent cardiac event. FMH Psychiatric Services

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3904 Crisis intervention. Inpatient and outpatient care. Behavioral health partners. Outpatient clinic. FMH Regional Cancer Therapy Center

501 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 Radiation Oncology: 240-566-4500 Outpatient Intravenous Therapy: 301-694-5580 Located across the street from the hospital, provides quality cancer care for patients and aids efforts to finding a cure for the disease. FMH Rose Hill

Rose Hill Plaza 1562 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702 240-566-3100 State-of-the-art outpatient facility providing laboratory services, imaging and rehabilitation services, and pre-admission testing. FMH Urbana

3430 Worthington Blvd. Frederick, MD 21704 301-874-2163 Provides x-ray imaging services, a lab draw and specimen collection station, and immediate care for non-life threatening emergencies on weekends.

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Income IncomeEligibility EligibilityGuidelines Guidelinesfor for Maryland WIC Program Maryland WIC ProgramBenefits Benefits Effective EffectiveApril April6, 6,2009 2009 185 Percent of 2009 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

185 Percent of 2009 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Frederick WIC is an equal Frederick WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer opportunity provider and employer

Family Family Size Size

11 22 33 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8

For each For each additional additional family family add member member add

Annual Annual Income Income

$20,036 $20,036 $26,955 $26,955 $33,874 $33,874 $40,793 $40,793 $47,712 $47,712 $54,631 $54,631 $61,550 $61,550 $68,469 $68,469

Monthly TwiceMonthly Monthly Twice- Bi-Weekly Bi-Weekly Weekly Weekly Monthly

$1,669 $1,669 $2,246 $2,246 $2,822 $2,822 $3,399 $3,399 $3,976 $3,976 $4,552 $4,552 $5,129 $5,129 $5,705 $5,705

$834 $834 $1,123 $1,123 $1,411 $1,411 $1,699 $1,699 $1,988 $1,988 $2,276 $2,276 $2,564 $2,564 $2,852 $2,852

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Applicants must meet income guidelines Applicants must meet income guidelines

HEALTH CARE continued from page 54 FMH Wellness Center

Frederick Memorial Hospital

FSK Mall 5500 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21703 240-379-6000 240-379-6010 Provides wellness education and health screenings. Promotes healthier lifestyles by providing health education classes, health screenings, and individual services.

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3300

Hospice of Frederick County

Georgetown University Hospital

516 Trail Avenue, Suite C Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3030 Medical, emotional, and spiritual support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Offers bereavement support. REGIONAL HOSPITALS Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland

9909 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 240-864-6000 Brook Lane Health Services

Mental Health Services 13218 Brook Lane Drive P.O. Box 1945 Hagerstown, MD 21742 301-733-0330 toll free: 1-800-342-2992 Carroll County General Hospital

200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 410-848-3000 Children’s National Medical Center

111 Michigan Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-884-5000 toll free: 1-800-787-0021


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Frederick Surgical Center

915 Toll House Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 301-694-3400 3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 202-444-2000 The Gettysburg Hospital

147 Gettys Street Gettysburg, PA 17325 717-334-2121 Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239 410-532-8000 Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

6701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204 443-849-2000 Holy Cross Hospital

1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-754-7000 Johns Hopkins Medical Center

600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287 toll free: 1-800-455-6467 Mercy Medical Center

301 St. Paul’s Place Baltimore, MD 21202 410-332-9000

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc.

708 W. Rogers Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 410-578-8600 Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health

14901 Broschart Road Rockville, MD 20850 301-251-4500 Saint Agnes Hospital

900 S. Caton Avenue Baltimore, MD 21229 410-368-6000 Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

9901 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-6000 Sheppard Pratt Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 240-566-3990 Washington Adventist Hospital

7600 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 301-891-7600 Washington County Hospital Association

251 E. Antietam Street Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-790-8000 Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW Washington, DC 20010 202-877-7000

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Hospice of Frederick County Bereavement Services Program one-on-one counseling sessions, and mailings that include cards of support and comfort as well as educational materials. All bereavement support services are open to anyone in Frederick County who has experienced the death of a loved one. Due to community support there is no fee for our bereavement services. We are available to listen, to educate, to help set small goals, to give hope, to give you the right to question, to give you permission to backslide, to allow you to feel a multitude of emotions and to help you make use of rituals in order to process your grief. There are a variety of groups to choose from:

By: Linda Kinna-Engel and Denise Watterson, Bereavement Services Coordinators

Grief is an individual journey that requires much of us but in return does not give us an easy, prescribed route or timetable to follow. Grief is a process that takes us through several phases during the journey. Dealing with the deep and prolonged grief that follows a loss may well be the most painful challenge of our lives. At Hospice of Frederick County we offer a variety of support and self-help groups, held in a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment. We also offer workshops on various topics related to the grieving process, one-on-one telephone support, limited


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Grief Support Group: an ongoing, open ended self-help support group Spousal/Partner Support Group: a closed ended, eight-week support group for widows and widowers Grief Education/Support Group: a four-week closed ended group for those new into the grief journey Grief Work Support Group: an 8-week, closed ended group that deals with the emotions of grief Adult Orphan Support Group: an 8-week closed ended group for those adults who have experienced the death of both parents We also offer workshops/seminars such as Grief Awareness; Coping with the Holidays, and Financial Speedbumps of Grief. An annual community Memorial Service is also offered in early December. If you are interested in more information about bereavement services please contact the bereavement coordinators at 240-566-3030.



MAke your Car a No-Phone Zone!


Beginning October 1, a new Maryland law takes effect banning the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving. Coupled with the texting ban that went into effect last October, the laws offer a powerful assault against a leading cause of traffic crashes and injuries —distracted driving. According to a 2006 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, the risk of a crash or nearcrash increases by nearly thirty percent when a driver is engaged in a cell phone conversation and more than doubles while a call is being dialed. Still, more people than ever before continue to use cell phones while driving. The US Department of Transportation estimates that nationally, 800,000 vehicles were driven by someone who used a hand-held cell phone in 2008. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that sixty-seven percent of drivers admitted to talking on their cell phones within the last thirty days while behind the wheel, and twenty-one percent of drivers indicated they had read or sent a text or e-mail message, a figure that rose to forty percent for those drivers under the age of thirty-five. “Even our best drivers, those who buckle up, obey speed limits, and always avoid impaired and aggressive driving are often guilty when it comes to driving while distracted,” said Maryland State Highway Administrator and Governor’s Highway Safety Representative Neil J. Pedersen. “Distracted drivers endanger all of us—and in fact international studies equate texting while driving with drunk driving. The best practice is to avoid ALL cell phone use while behind the wheel—focus and just drive.” More frightening than the frequency of distracted driving is its consequences: a study from the Harvard Center of Risk Analysis


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estimates that cell phone use while driving contributes to six percent of all crashes nationwide, equating to approximately 636,000 crashes, 330,000 injuries, 12,000 serious injuries and 2,600 deaths each year. Here in Maryland during 2008, inattentive drivers caused more than 23,700 crashes that left more than 11,600 people injured—thirty-five fatally. “The good news is that most crashes, including distracted driving crashes, never need to happen and can be prevented by making the right choices,” said Pedersen. “We have a campaign dedicated to that premise and ask Maryland drivers to ‘Choose Safety for Life’ and B-SAFE: Buckle up, Slow down, Always drive sober, Focus and Everyone to share the road.” Also beginning October 1, a new set of bicycle safety laws encourage drivers and bicyclists to share the road. The new law mandates that drivers provide at least three feet of distance when passing a bicyclist—important especially considering that the wind generated by a passing car alone can fell a bicyclist. The provision also allows bicyclists to ride along the roadway rather than the shoulder (except in the case that a designated bike lane exists). Other new laws affecting traffic operations: • Beginning October 1, plug-in vehicles can use HOV lanes in Maryland. • When approaching a stopped emergency vehicle on the shoulder or travel lane, motorists should move away to the next travel lane when it is safe to do so. For more information about the new laws and safe driving practices, please log on to

Public Transit

Commuter Services

TransIT’s Connector routes operate in Frederick City and urbanized areas of Frederick County serving medical, employment, education, and shopping centers. These routes operate MondayFriday from approximately 5:40AM to 9:30PM (9:45PM on Fridays) and from 7:30AM to 9:45PM on Saturday.

MARC train to Washington, DC

Fares are $1.10 each way for all routes except the Frederick-Emmitsburg route which is $1.25. Seniors and disabled citizens may ride for half price. Ten-trip tickets and monthly passes are available and there are discounts for seniors and students.

Trains depart from two stations: Departing: Downtown Monocacy

Commuter Shuttle Service:

• The Brunswick Shuttle operates between Brunswick, Knoxville, Jefferson, and Frederick. • The Emmitsburg/Thurmont Shuttle operates between Emmitsburg, Thurmont, and Frederick. • The Meet-the-MARC Shuttles operate between Walkersville and Frederick, and between Frederick and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are timed to meet many of the MARC trains to and from Washington D.C. • The Route 85 Shuttle serves the business centers along Route 85 and Crestwood Boulevard. • The East County Shuttle operates between Frederick and Spring Ridge and provides service to Lake Linganore, New Market, and eastern Frederick County upon request. For specific shuttle routes or schedule information, please refer to the individual route brochures or call the TransIT office at 301-600-2065 or link to the Transit schedule site at Transit. Transit-plus

TransIT-plus is a shared-ride, demandresponse transportation service for seniors and persons with disabilities. After registering with TransIT, these individuals contact TransIT to schedule a ride. For fares and to schedule a TransIT-plus trip call 301-600-1725.

Frederick MARC Train Schedule The trains run Monday-Friday, departing Frederick three times in the morning and returning three times in the evening. Link to the MTA Train site for train info:

(East Street extended)

(Riverview Plaza)

5:12AM 5:18AM 6:05AM 6:11AM 7:10AM 7:16AM Returning: Downtown


(East Street extended)

(Riverview Plaza)

5:22PM 5:14PM 6:58PM 6:50PM 8:07PM 7:59PM For more information on arrival and departure times at specific stops, call TransIT at 301-600-2065.

PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR SOON TO BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION In Frederick County Submitted by the Maryland State Highway Administration ( MD 464 (Point of Rocks Road)

Limits: Bridge over the Catoctin Creek Work: Bridge replacement Start Date: Spring 2010 Est. Comp: Fall 2010 US 15

Limits: At Mount Zion Road Work: Ridesharing facility construction Start Date: Summer 2010 Est. Comp: Spring 2011

Parking Monocacy Station: 800 free parking spaces Downtown Station: No parking. TransIT provides three commuter shuttles to transport commuters to the train: Meet-the-MARC shuttles from Frederick, Walkersville, and Point of Rocks. The shuttles are wheelchair accessible.


Limits: East of MD 144 (Patrick Street) to west of MD 355 (Urbana Pike) Work: Interchange construction Start Date: Summer 2010 Est. Comp: Summer 2013

Fares The fare for the TransIT Meet-theMARC shuttle is $1.10 each way, but shuttle service is free to commuters who purchase MARC tickets or monthly passes in advance. MTA 991 to Shady Grove Metro

Commuter bus service to the Shady Grove Metro station is provided by MTA #991 from the Monocacy Station. This schedule may be viewed on the MTA website, 410-539-5000 (voice system) toll free: 1-866-RIDE-MTA (voice system) TTY: 410-539-3479 Montgomery Ride-On 240-777-7433 TDD: 240-777-5869




As a member of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Commuter Connections, TransIT provides car and vanpool matching services free to Frederick area commuters. For general TransIT information 24 hours a day, access the website at Local and Regional Airports Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore, MD 21240 toll free: 1-800-435-9294

Washington, DC 22201 703-417-8000 Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Monday through Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Full Services)

Navigating the Motor Vehicle Administration

Vehicle Registration and Tags

License, Emissions, Vehicle Registration Information

Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM Saturday: 8AM-1PM

Hagerstown Regional Airport

1601 Bowman’s Farm Road Frederick, MD 21701 toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA

Saturday: 8:30AM-12:00PM (Driver License Services Only)

toll free: 1-800-950-1MVA

111 Airport Drive East Frederick, MD 21701 301-600-2262

Local MVA Branch Office Full Service: Frederick County

Sterling, VA 20041 703-572-2700

Customer Assistance Operators

Frederick Municipal Airport

Hagerstown, MD 21742 240-313-2777

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

TDD (Hearing Impaired)

toll free: 1-800-492-4575

Closed State Holidays Vehicle owners have 60 days to register their vehicles after relocating to Maryland. You will need to supply proof of ownership and a Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate issued within 90 days prior to registering your vehicle. Safety inspections are not completed on rainy days. More information for new residents of Maryland can be found at newtomd.htm.

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2010-2011 Season Highlights Emmylou Harris | Golden Dragon Acrobats | David Sedaris | Maceo Parker Esperanza Spalding | Rhythm of the Dance | Jim Brickman | And many more! Calendar subject to change

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arts & leisure


The Delaplaine:

A V isual F east By: Tim Ryan, Manager of Special projects, The delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

When you think of art, education, movies, parties, shopping, historic architecture, fun stuff to keep your mind active, and your kids engaged all under one roof—the place that should come to mind is the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Situated at the east end of Carroll Creek Linear Park, the Delaplaine serves county residents in a number of ways and welcomes an evergrowing number of visitors from around the region and the globe.The center’s mission is to provide the Frederick region with educational

opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibits, and programs and they do so with enthusiasm and creative flare. Each year, the Delaplaine offers over two hundred and fifty classes for more than fifteen hundred students of all ages and levels of experience. The center houses spacious classroom studios for drawing, painting, ceramics, woodworking, photography, printmaking, jewelry, and crafts—populated year round with adult students and young summer campers alike. FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE



“We strive to maintain a balance between the familiar and the avantgarde, the local and the regional, and the professional and the amateur artist,” explained Manager of Exhibits Diane Sibbison. “We have a full schedule of multi-media, multi-skill, multi-cultural exhibitions and over thirty-eight thousand people benefit from our services.” Jessica Hibbard, Communications Director at the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and Delaplaine Board member, put it this way: “We’re fortunate in Frederick to enjoy the cultural amenities of a much larger metro area. The Delaplaine is a big part of that equation: amazing galleries, top-notch classes, fun activities for artists of all ages, and one of the best event spaces in downtown Frederick. Residents and visitors alike are discovering this creative mecca.”

One of the more than 1,500 students a year taking part in Delaplaine art education.

Young student finds his inner artitst at the Delaplaine.

In addition to the regular roster of classes and camps, the center provides free art courses for approximately five hundred economically disadvantaged children and teens, and mentally or physically challenged adults each year. Additionally, seniors can receive free tuition under a generous grant from M&T Bank. “We are a full-service arts center and community organization,” explained Director of Instruction Sarah Higgins, “determined to reach out to people regardless of age, race, economic status, or physical abilities.” Over fifty exhibitions are shown at the Delaplaine each year in eight different galleries. Artists living and working around the region are invited to submit exhibit proposals for solo and group shows. A number of juried exhibit opportunities are also available throughout the year. Annual exhibits such as the Frederick All-County Public School Show allows area students a chance to display their work, take pride in their accomplishments, and appreciate the accomplishments of others. 66

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The The 25th 25th Annual Annual Putnam Putnam County County

Spelling Spelling Bee Bee October October22 22––November November13 13

Dracula Dracula December December33––19 19

A A Christmas Christmas Twist Twist December December88––19 19

A A Christmas Christmas Carol Carol February February44––March March55

Dead Dead Man’s Man’s Cell Cell Phone Phone March March25 25––April April16 16

Boeing Boeing Boeing Boeing May May20 20––June June18 18

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Celebrating the Arts and artists of frederick County By: Shaun Butcher, Executive Director, Frederick Arts COuncil

2010 has been an exciting year for the arts community in Frederick as people across the state and country have taken notice of our thriving arts community. In March, Downtown Frederick’s Arts and Entertainment District was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. In addition, the City of Frederick was ranked as a Top 25 Small Arts City by American Style Magazine. However, since Frederick’s founding, creativity and craftsmanship has been at the forefront of Frederick’s existence. Artists of all disciplines have contributed to Frederick’s success as a center of creativity and arts destination for many decades. That is why each fall the Frederick Arts Council hosts an annual Celebration of the Arts dinner. This year, the event will be held on Wednesday, October 20, at Ceresville Mansion. The event is open to the public and serves as a major opportunity to gather artists, arts patrons, and other stakeholders together. The keynote speaker is John Schratwieser, Executive Director of Maryland Citizens for the Arts. It is also expected that Frederick native Bobby Steggert will attend the event. Steggert, a Broadway performer, was recently nominated for a Tony Award. 68

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One of the highlights of the dinner each year is the official acknowledgement of the arts groups and nonprofit organizations that will receive Community Arts Development (CAD) grants by the Frederick Arts Council. It is expected that over $35,000 will be distributed to approximately twenty different arts organizations and nonprofit agencies with arts projects and programming. We are particularly excited to announce a new opportunity to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the artistic ethos of our community. At the dinner, the inaugural class of the Frederick County Arts Hall of Fame will be announced. The Arts Hall of Fame honors persons, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the arts in Frederick County, either as performing or practicing artists in individual disciplines. The Frederick County Arts Hall of Fame will take up residence at the Cultural Arts Center, a 14,000 square foot arts incubator and community arts space in downtown Frederick. At the Cultural Arts Center, a plaque will be placed with an image and biographical sketch of each member of the Hall of Fame. This will provide an educational opportunity for the general public and further recognition. The Frederick Arts Council will name no more than four members to the Hall of Fame in any one year. The Celebration of the Arts dinner takes place each October in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month. Other activities take place throughout the month as well that highlight the burgeoning arts community in Frederick County. For more information, visit www. or call 301-662-4190.

NATIONAL PARKS Appalachian Trail

Harper’s Ferry, WV 304-535-6331 Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors’ Center

301-663-9388 C & O Canal National Park

South Mountain Recreation Area

Fountain Rock Recreation Center



Swallow Falls State Park and Harrington Manor State Park

Frederick City Recreation Department

301-387-6938 Washington Monument State Park

301-791-4767 (County, C8)

301-739-4200 (County, G3) National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Park

Emmitsburg, MD 301-447-1365 (County, J2) Shenandoah National Park

MUSEUMS Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

301-698-0630 (City, G11) Beatty Cramer Architectural Museum

301-293-2215 (County, J9)

Front Royal, VA 540-999-3500

The Frederick County Historical Society


Brunswick Railroad Museum

301-663-1188 (City, I9)

Reservations: 1-888-432-CAMP (2267)

301-834-7100(County, C14)

Big Run State Park


301-895-5453 Cunningham Falls State Park

301-271-7574 (County, G4) Dans Mountain State Park

301-465-5487 Deep Creek Lake

301-387-5563 Fort Frederick State Park

Big Pool, MD 301-842-2155 Gambrill State Park - Tea Room

301-271-7574 (County, F9) Gathland State Park

301-791-4767 Greenbrier State Park

301-791-4767 (County, C7) Herrington Manor State Park

301-334-9180 New Germany State Park

301-895-5453 Patuxent River State Park

301-924-2127 Rocky Gap State Park


George Alfred Townsend Museum

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

301-695-1864 (City, I11) Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum

301-600-1646 (County, H10) Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

301-600-1492 (City, G9) Frederick County Parks and Recreation

301-600-1646 (City, I9) Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 (County, H10) Frederick Ski Club

301-695-4417 Girl Scouts

301-662-5106 Middletown Rec Center

240-566-0222 (County, E11) Oakdale Rec Center

301-600-1359 (County, J11) Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 (County, I10) Tuscarora Rec Center

240-566-0025 (County, H12) YMCA

301-663-5131 (County, J1)

301-663-3885 (County, H11)


Seton Shrine Center

Baltimore Chapter-Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports [BARS]

301-447-6606 (County, J2) Taney House Museum

301-663-7880 (City, E13) ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS COUNTYWIDE Adventure Park USA

301-865-6800 (County, L12) Boy Scouts

410-771-4606 Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

410-626-0273 Disabled Sports USA



Maryland Ravens (Wheelchair Basketball)

Catoctin Rec Center


301-600-1358 (County, I5) Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

301-271-3180 (County, H6) Centerville Rec Center

240-629-6639 (County, J13) Deer Crossing Rec Center

301-865-1769 (County, K11)

LINKS TO AREA SPORTS If you coach a sport you’d like to see listed in future Guides, please email If you see an error or note a change in any of the listings above, please update us ASAP. Thanks! FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE


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October 1-15, 18-31, 2010

October 2–3, 2010

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Description: Celebrate the harvest! Enjoy spectacular fall colors and crisp days while sampling our latest wine releases.

Description: Children’s old-fashioned toys and games, hands-on crafts including candle dipping, a blacksmith at the forge, and manor house tours. Also farm exhibits, hayrides, animals, food, crafts, and music. Saturday morning tractor pull, Sunday kiddie pedal tractor pull, and cake auction.

Description: Arts and crafts, community home show, entertainment, and food.

Hours: Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 12-4PM

Contact: 301-829-2112

Location: Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Road Mount Airy, MD 21771 Contact: 301-831-5889

October 2, 2010 October First Saturday— into the night

Description: Kick off the spooky season early and go Into the Night in Downtown Frederick with Halloween themed activities. Enjoy a Downtown Trick-or-Treat, pumpkin painting, find Freddy Frederick’s body parts, creepy characters, and more! Check out exhibit openings, guest artists, and live entertainment designed to showcase the best of Downtown Frederick the First Saturday of every month. More than 80 shops and restaurants are open until 9PM or later. Hours: 5-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market, Patrick, Carroll, Church and East Streets, including Everedy Square and Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118



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Location: The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-1650

October 2–3, 2010

Hours: Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM Location: Historic Mount Airy Main Street Mount Airy, MD 21771


Description: Annual festival celebrating Frederick’s German heritage. Traditional food, dancers, live entertainment, outdoor beirgarten, children’s activities, and artisans.


Hours: Saturday 11AM-10PM, Sunday 11AM-8PM

Description: MARC train rides, strolling minstrels, live entertainment, crafts, antiques, model train shows, great food.

Location: Frederick Fairgrounds 797 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

Hours: 10AM-5PM Location: Historic Downtown Brunswick Brunswick, MD 21716 Contact: 301-834-7500

Contact: 240-599-0660

October 2–3, 9–10, 16-17, 23–24, & 30-31, 2010 GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF HISTORIC FREDERICK

Description: Guided walking tours of Historic Frederick: From our famous “clustered spires” to notable Federalstyle architecture, these tours offer a perfect jumping off point for your visit to the area. With just the right

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mix of historical vision and homespun local lore, these tours are guaranteed to make Frederick’s colorful past come alive for you. Self-guided tour brochures are also available.

Location: Main Street Route 40 Middletown, MD 21769

October 9, 2010

Contact: 301-371-6171

Hours: Saturdays 11AM, Sundays 1:30PM

Ocotber 8, 2010

Description: Day-long breast cancer event and fundraiser for the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at FMH.

An Evening on the Riviera

Hours: 8AM-5PM

Description: The area’s premier gala showcasing the region’s finest food, wine, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit local not-for-profit organizations.

Location: Downtown Frederick and Baker Park Frederick, MD 21701

Hours: 7PM-12AM

October 9–10, 2010

Location: Visitor Center 19 East Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-4047


Description: Middletown Valley residents, businesses, schools, and organizations are invited to participate in the Third Annual Scarecrow Contest! Complete the registration form available on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, October 4 at the Middletown Municipal Center, 31 West Main Street, and pick up your FREE scarecrow kit which includes a frame, string, a bag of straw, and burlap fabric for the head. Entrants use their own props, old clothes, art supplies, and accessories to create a whole host of straw-stuffed characters. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded after the “March of the Scarecrows” on October 23 from 6:30-8PM when the public will vote for their favorite scarecrows.

Location: Eventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Null Building 797 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701


Contact: 301-663-9252


Description: Juried arts and crafts show featuring 350 artisans.

Contact: 240-357-6211

Hours: 9AM-5PM

October 8–9, 15–16, 22–23 & 29-30, 2010

Location: Thurmont Community Park Guardian Hose Activities Ground Thurmont, MD 21788


Description: Join the Historical Society on a walk through time and hear about some of the most scandalous, gruesome, and unbelievable moments in Frederick’s past. Location: Historical Society of Frederick County 24 East Church Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-663-1188

Contact: 301-271-7533


Description: Annual Oktoberfest and artisan sale, beer tent and refreshments, live entertainment, and historic presentations.

Location: Schifferstadt Architectural Museum 1110 Rosemont Avenue Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-834-5096



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October 24, 2010



Description: Family Festival @ The Farm will provide hands-on activities for families who would like to spend a “day of fun” on the farm. Citizens of Frederick County and the surrounding region will have an opportunity to visit any one or all of the local farms on the tour.

Description: The indoor arts and crafts market features the work of up to 30 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other handcrafted items. Free and open to the public.

Location: Various farms throughout Frederick County Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-3037

October 16, 23, & 30, 2010 HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS AND TALES

Description: Candlelight tours of the manor including tales and activities relating to autumn, Halloween, and seasonal traditions. Location: The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-1648


Description: Variety of artwork and crafts, jewelry, needlework, floral designs, seasonal items, and stained glass. Bake table, breakfast and lunch available. Free parking. Hours: 9AM-4PM Location: Urbana Fire Hall 3602 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704 Contact: 301-662-2324

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Railroad Museum and regale you with local ghost stories and legends. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Hours: 7PM & 9PM Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum 40 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716 Contact: 301-834-7100

Hours: 1-5PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190

October 28, 2010

November 5, 2010 Saints & Angels Auction

Description: Live and silent auction to benefit All Saints’ Parish and the Trinity School of Frederick. Hours: 7-10PM


Location: All Saints’ Episcopal Church 106 West Church Street Frederick, MD 21701

Description: Learn the facts vs. fiction about antiques, fine arts, and collectibles and hear about Flanigan’s experience on the Antiques Roadshow. He will perform onsite evaluations and verbal appraisals for a number of randomly selected heirlooms, antiques, art, and collectible objects. To be eligible for the drawing for the appraisal, you can purchase additional chances for $5 at the door. If you are interested in bringing an item for appraisal, please be sure you can carry and move it without assistance.

Contact: 301-663-5625

Hours: 7PM

Hours: 4-9PM

Location: Frederick Community College Jack Kussmaul Theater 7932 Oppossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702

Location: Everedy Square and Shab Row, East and Church Streets Frederick, MD 21701

Contact: 240-626-1203

November 6, 2010

November 4–5, 2010



Description: What lurks in the highways and byways around Brunswick, MD? Find out! Let our storytellers dressed in period garb lead you through the darkened hallways of the Brunswick 72


November 6, 2010 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Description: The festively decorated shops and eateries of Everedy Square and Shab Row in downtown Frederick are ablaze with twinkling white lights and alive with the sounds of the season. Hospitality, costumed-characters, live music, free carriage and trolley rides. Plenty of free parking.

Contact: 301-662-4140

Description: Downtown Frederick kicks off the holiday season with carriage rides, free hot cocoa, and plenty of holiday spirit at more than 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants open until 9PM or later. Enjoy an evening of exhibit openings, guest artists, and live

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N entertainment designed to showcase the best of Downtown Frederick on the First Saturday of every month. Hours: 5-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market and Patrick Streets, Carroll Creek Park, Everedy Square and Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118


Description: Pay tribute to those who protect our country. Brunswick is proud to be honored by the National Veteran’s Day Committee as a regional site. Hours: Opening ceremonies at 1PM, parade at 2PM Location: Downtown Brunswick East and West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716 Contact: 301-834-7500






November 26, 2010

Location: Museum of Frederick County History 24 East Church Street Frederick, MD 21701


Contact: 301-663-1188

November 26, 2010 FROSTY FRIDAY

Description: Make yourself merry in Downtown Frederick! Start your shopping day right with an early breakfast and then enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, and holiday entertainment as you wander from shop to shop. You might even see Frosty the Snowman himself! Hours: 9AM-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Market and Patrick Streets, Carroll Creek Park, Everedy Square and Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118

November 26, 2010 SANTA’S ARRIVAL


Description: The Christmas experience begins at the festively decorated shops and eateries of Everedy Square and Shab Row in downtown Frederick. Entertainment and activities all day, and Santa Claus arrives at 7PM sharp in a horse-drawn carriage to greet children among twinkling white lights and brilliant sounds of the season. Join Santa for carols and refreshments, while he stays to visit with each child. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Free parking is available.

Hours: 10AM-12PM Location: Frederick Fairgrounds 797 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21705 Contact: 301-898-5466


Description: Kids ages six to ten and their parents are invited to learn about and decorate your family tree. Adults and kids will be able to share fond family memories through crafts, games, and other fun activities.


Hours: 10AM-12PM

November 19-21 & 26-28, 2010 Description: Arts and crafts with a holiday theme.


Hours: 7PM Location: Everedy Square and Shab Row, East, and Church Streets Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-4140

Description: The indoor arts and crafts market features the work of up to 30 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other handcrafted items. Free and open to the public. Hours: 10AM-6PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190

November 26–28, 2010 VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Description: Join the Brunswick Railroad Museum for a weekend of Victorian Christmas decorations, music, crafts, storytelling, and games. Light refreshments will be available. Hours: Friday 10AM-2PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 1-4PM Location: Brunswick Railroad Museum 40 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716 Contact: 301-834-7100

November 26 - December 6, 2010 FREDERICK FESTIVAL OF GREENS

Description: Over 100 decorated and themed wreaths and trees are expected to adorn the Cultural Arts Center during the second annual Frederick Festival of Greens. The wreaths and trees, ranging from the fancy to the funky, are decorated by local artists, businesses, school groups, community organizations, and other residents. Individuals can bid on the decorated pieces throughout the festival during a silent auction. Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190



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November 27, 2010

December 4, 2010

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Description: Dance, floorshow, cash bar, black-tie optional. Hours: 8-11PM Location: William Talley Rec Center 121 North Bentz Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-1492

November 27, 2010

Description: Join the Children’s Museum for our annual Holiday Magic program with magic shows at 10:15AM, 11:15AM, 12:15PM, and 1:15PM. Young visitors also enjoy hands-on activities, create seasonal decorative crafts, and visit with Santa Claus in the carriage museum. Hours: 10AM-3PM Location: Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701


Contact: 301-600-1650

Description: Join us for the official start of the 2010 holiday season with the lighting of the town tree.

December 4, 2010

Hours: 6PM Location: Mechanicstown Park Main Street Thurmont, MD 21788 Contact: 301-271-7313


Description: Bakers and florists create gingerbread structures and floral arrangements for this juried competition. Hours: 5:30PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701


Description: Collect merchants’ favorite holiday recipes in Downtown Frederick and enjoy holiday entertainment and Scents & Sweets gingerbread houses on display. Enjoy an evening of exhibit openings, guest artists, and live entertainment designed to showcase the best of Downtown Frederick on the First Saturday of every month. Hours: 5-9PM Location: Downtown Frederick Main Street Area, Market and Patrick Streets, Carroll Creek Park, Everedy Square and Shab Row Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-698-8118

Description: The indoor arts and crafts market features the work of up to 30 local artists, including jewelry, pottery, art, photography, and other handcrafted items. Free and open to the public. Hours: 5-9PM Location: Cultural Arts Center 15 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-662-4190


Description: Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit quicker than this old-fashioned Christmas celebration! Begin at Mechanicstown Park and pick up your map. Visit the participating town businesses to get stamped! Turn your map in to enter to win prizes! Free pictures with Santa Claus throughout the day! Hours: 9AM-5PM Location: Main Street Thurmont, MD 21788 Contact: 301-271-7313

December 4–5, 2010 CANDLELIGHT TOUR

Contact: 301-600-2844

Description: This self-guided tour takes visitors inside private homes elaborately adorned for the holidays.

December 3, 2010

Hours: Saturday 5:30-9:30PM, Sunday 12-4PM


Description: Caroling, lighting of the town Christmas tree, visit from Santa, treats for children, and special music at Zion Lutheran Church. Hours: 7-9PM Location: Downtown Middletown Middletown, MD 21769 74


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Location: Downtown Frederick Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-2844

Calendar of events







December 6–10, 2010

December 11, 2010

December 11–12, 2010




Description: View our holiday lights display and participate in hands-on exploration of holiday traditions. Discover the legacy behind traditions such as the English Cracker, the gingerbread man, and even Saint Nick himself. Program emphasizes different traditions each night with a take-home craft.

Description: Experience holiday traditions at more than a dozen museums and historic sites in Frederick County, including some locations linked to the Civil War. Special children’s activities featured at most locations.

Description: Ornament painting, storytelling, and breakfast with Santa. This weekend has something for every child.

Hours: 7-9PM Location: Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-1650

Location: Various locations Downtown Frederick Frederick, MD 21701

December 16–19, 2010

Contact: 301-600-4047

Description: Maryland Ensemble Theatre presents A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser in the first degree, thinks Christmas is a “humbug.” When the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future come calling on Christmas Eve, Mr. Scrooge starts to see his life in a different light. This clever and heartwarming adaptation will delight audiences of all ages!

December 11, 2010 HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS


Description: An all day celebration of the holidays in Downtown Brunswick with many activities for the entire family including a visit from Santa.

Hours: 6:30PM Location: Downtown Frederick Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-2844

December 10–12, 2010 THE NUTCRACKER

Contact: 301-600-2844

Hours: 12-7PM

December 10, 2010 Description: Celebrate old world holiday magic with this walking parade and lighting of the city Christmas tree.

Location: Downtown Frederick Frederick, MD 21701

Location: Downtown Brunswick Brunswick, MD 217169


Contact: 301-834-5591

Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

December 11, 2010

Contact: 301-600-2835


December 27, 2010

Description: Self-guided tour of churches in the Greater Brunswick area decorated in seasonal themes. Greeters, church histories, refreshments, and music will enhance the spirit of the season. Maps available at participating churches, the Brunswick Railroad Museum, and downtown businesses.


Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

Location: Brunswick, MD 21716

Description: Self-guided walking tour of historic worship sites in Frederick’s downtown historic district. Several houses of worship invite the public to celebrate their heritage and holiday customs. Visitors are greeted with seasonal music, tours, and lectures. Many of these sites are linked to the Civil War.

Contact: 301-600-2828

Contact: 301-834-7316

Hours: 4-9PM

Description: Maryland Regional Ballet presents this holiday classic. Hours: Friday 8PM, Saturday 2 & 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Hours: 3-7PM

Location: Downtown Frederick Church Street, 2nd Street and All Saint’s Street Frederick, MD 21701 Contact: 301-600-4043



YMCA of Frederick County 301-663-5131



...Bears, Stuff and A Whole Lot More! Gettysburg, PA

Christmas is coming, and our humongous barn is burstin’ with unique gifts for everyone on your list!

We are more than Boyds! We carry over 20 different product lines, including Jim Shore, York Wall Coverings, Yankee Candle, Russ and MORE!

Secret Santa Shoppe

Open Weekends Nov. 27th thru Dec. 19th, 2010 11:00am-4:00pm

9th Annual Tree Lighting

November 13, 2010 Join us for our annual tree lighting celebration! Featuring Music by the Jazzberries and a visit from Scotty the Reindeer!

Santa Arrives November 26, 2010! Santa and his jolly elves will be busy in the workshop. Visit Santa Weekends through December 19, 2010.

For more information on these events and all of our Christmas activities, please visit our website. Visit www.BoydsBearCountry.comsm Off Business Route 15 (Steinwehr Avenue) at 75 Cunningham Road., Gettysburg, PA 17325 1-866-367-8338 • Hours 10am to 6pm Daily


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town offices & services

TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES BRUNSWICK Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists from far and wide. The city’s downtown area 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 just a stone’s throw from downtown. Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast, history buff, train watcher, or just enjoy the warmth and coziness of a small town, Brunswick has what you’re looking for! Don’t miss Brunswick’s “First Friday” events each month from 5-9PM downtown and many city-sponsored recreation events throughout the year!


Carroll Jones Population

5,242 Postal Zip Codes

Brunswick 21716 Jefferson 21755 Point of Rocks 21777 Town Hall

1 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 301-834-7500 Police Department

301-834-9101 Frederick county sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Department

301-834-8300 Volunteer Ambulance

301-834-8102 Libraries

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065 1635 Ballenger Creek, Point of Rocks 301-874-4560 Post offices Brunswick Post Office

315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944

Jefferson Post Office

First Church of God

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484

503 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-6971

Point of Rocks Post Office

Gospel Temple Church (Pentecostal)

1597 Bowis Drive, Point of Rocks 301-874-2131 Town Park Brunswick City Park

46 W. J Street, Brunswick 301-834-7204 Grace Baptist Church


25 W. Potomac Street, Brunswick 301-834-5000


Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Brunswick Swimming Pool


26 W. J Street, Brunswick 301-834-8600

Grocery Store

New Hope United Methodist Church

Super Fresh

40 Souder Road, Brunswick 301-834-9895 Local Newspaper The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 CHURCHES Bethany Lutheran Church

A Street & 1st Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-8003 Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church

720 N. Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-8767 Faith Assembly of God

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632

7 S. Maryland Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-7320 Point of Rocks Assembly of God

1508 Bank Street, Point of Rocks 301-874-2214 Potomac Believers Fellowship

1200 Maple Avenue, Brunswick

301-834-9620 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

113 First Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9185 St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Catholic Church Road, Petersville 301-834-9185

First Baptist Church

3 E. A Street, Brunswick 301-834-8166 FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE





St. Paul Lutheran Church

3684 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8626 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

1914 Ballenger Creek Road, Point of Rocks 301-874-2995

YOUTH SPORTS Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA) Baseball

Brunswick Eagles 14 Select Brunswick Little League

Cross Country

Jefferson, Burkittsville, Point of Rocks, and Pleasant Valley, Washington County regions 301-834-8045 email: Football

Brunswick Junior Railroaders

BURKITTSVILLE Source: Burkittsville is a well preserved, 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. Churches, houses, and trade establishments along Main Street were bordered at the rear by fields surrounding the town. The mountains rose to the west. To this day, the town retains those early visual characteristics. 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. The town’s inhabitants fled for safety to nearby villages. Today, many of Burkittsville’s residents commute to jobs in the nearby metropolitan areas, but the town maintains a strong sense of community through its many services, social activities, special events, and town meetings.


Frederick County Sheriff


Debby Burgoyne


St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church


Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.

5 E. Main Street, Burkittsville 301-834-9866



Postal Zip Code

Post Office


8 E. Main Street, Burkittsville 301-834-9592

Town Office

500 E. Main Street, Burkittsville Phone and fax: 301-834-6780


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Youth SPORTS Town youth typically join teams from nearby Middletown or Brunswick. Some find appropriate placement on Frederick City or County teams. Check the information listings under “youth sports” in these neighboring towns for sign-up information.


EMMITSBURG Emmitsburg, a quiet little 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 free school that grew into St. Joseph’s College, now home to the National Fire Academy and Homeland Security. A short mile away is Mt. Saint Mary’s University. In Emmitsburg you can relax but still be within driving distance to major cities such as Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Harrisburg. You are just a few miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski Liberty Resort, and numerous golf courses. Emmitsburg has it all!


Town ParkS


Jim Hoover

Community Park

Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church

W. Lincoln Avenue at Jamison Avenue, Emmitsburg

100 W. North Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-6239

Memorial Park

Incarnation United Church of Christ

Chesapeake Avenue at Potomac Avenue, Emmitsburg

124 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-2270

Silo Park

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic)


2,369 Postal ZIP Code

21727 Town Office

300 A S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-600-6300 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Emmitsburg Fire Station # 6

25 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-2728 Emmitsburg Ambulance Company

301-447-6626 Library

300 A S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-600-6329

Silo Hill Road, Emmitsburg SWIMMING POOL Emmitsburg Pool

333 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-6606 St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish (Catholic)


16150 St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg 301-447-2367


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church


515 E. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-6688 Local Newspaper The Emmitsburg Dispatch

9 E. Main Street Box 358, Emmitsburg 301-447-3039 Business and Professional Association Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA)

301-447-3110 email:

47 DePaul Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-2326 Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church

10926 Simmons Road, Emmitsburg 301-447-3171 Trinity United Methodist Church

313 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg 301-447-3740 Youth Sports

Please check general county information or your neighboring town section for more information regarding tennis, volleyball, basketball, youth sports, and activities.

Post Office

305 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg 301-447-2655




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.


Fire departments

C. Burr Artz Central Library

Randy McClement

Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company


6715 Jefferson Boulevard, Frederick 301-371-6820

110 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-600-1630

59,618 Postal Zip Codes

21701 21702 21703 21704 21705 21709 Adamstown 21710 Braddock Heights 21714 Buckeystown 21717 Tuscarora 21790 City Hall

Carroll Manor Volunteer Fire Department

Post Offices Frederick City Post Office

2795 Adams Street, Adamstown 301-874-5111 or 301-694-8111

201 E. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-662-2131

Citizen’s Truck Company

Adamstown Post Office

9 S. Court Street, Frederick 301-600-1713

5537 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-5429

Green Valley Volunteer Fire Company

Braddock Heights Post Office


4707 Schley Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-5998

Independent Hose Company

Buckeystown Post Office

101 N. Court Street, Frederick 301-600-1380 fax (Mayor/Alderman): 301-600-1381

310 Baughman’s Lane, Frederick 301-600-1720

4001 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-5294

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company

College Estates Station Post Office


1301 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-662-6115


Junior Fire Company

Jefferson Post Office

535 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-600-2286

3702 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8484


Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33

Tuscarora Post Office


United Steam Fire Engine Co.

301-600-2100 Frederick County Sheriff

(Central Alarm) 301-600-1603

6061 Spring Ridge Parkway, Frederick 301-600-9330 79 S. Market Street, Frederick 301-600-1711

Fire Marshal

United/Westview Fire Station


5525 New Design Road, Frederick 301-600-9330


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5709-A Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora 301-874-2303 TOWN PARKS Baker Park

121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick 301-600-1493 City Recreation Department



301-663-5666 Diggs Memorial Pool

301-600-6364 Hood College Pool

301-696-3484 YMCA Pool

301-663-5131 GROCERY STORES Bloom

Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-846-4623 Bottom Dollar

Crestwood Boulevard, Frederick 301-846-4704 The Common Market

5728 Buckeystown Pike Unit 1-B, Frederick 301-663-3416


Rt. 40 and Old Camp Road, Frederick 301-473-5385 199 Motter Avenue, Frederick 301-662-8065 Prospect Boulevard, Frederick 301-663-9075 Spring Ridge, Frederick 301-631-8162 Local Newspapers The Frederick News-Post

301-662-1177 Gazette Newspapers

301-846-2100 The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church

10112 Old Liberty Road, Frederick 301-898-7100 Anglican St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

6938 N. Clifton Road, Frederick 301-293-8938 Assembly of God Victory Christian Center

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253 Baha’I Faith Baha’i Faith

PO Box 1424, Frederick 301-694-3107 Baptist


101 N. Court Street, Frederick 240-629-6360 fax: 240-629-6363

Monocacy Crossing, Frederick 301-815-2200


Faith Baptist Church

Westridge Shopping Center, Frederick 301-695-4420 Kingsbrook Crossing, Frederick 301-698-9411 1700 Kingfisher Drive, Frederick 301-698-9411 Giant Eagle

W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-694-6895 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-631-3822 MOM‘s (My Organic Market)

5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 240-566-1444 Safeway

927 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-695-2833 Super Fresh

Ballenger Creek, Frederick 301-682-6700

Beth Sholom Congregation

1011 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-663-0267 fax: 301-663-8154 Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 240-575-9690 Messianic El Shaddai Congregation

Ambassador Baptist Church

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-620-7729 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755 First Baptist Church of Frederick

7040 Bowers Road, Frederick 301-473-8283 First Missionary Baptist Church

899 Swallowtail Drive, Frederick 301-662-3110 Frederick Baptist Temple

226 S. Jefferson Street, Frederick 301-695-4496

5305 Mt. Zion Road, Frederick 301-473-8900


Frederick Korean Baptist Church

African Methodist Episcopal

55 Winchester Street, Frederick 301-695-6446

Quin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

People’s Baptist Church

106 E. 3rd Street, Frederick 301-663-1550

6648 Carpenter Road, Frederick 301-473-5635

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church

South End Baptist Church

6002 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-695-6167

506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-662-4347






Victory Baptist Church

6513 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5153 Brethren Frederick Church of the Brethren

201 Fairway Avenue, Frederick 301-662-1819 Buddhist Tibetan Meditation Center

9301 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-5750 Catholic St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

112 E. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-8288 St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church

2037 William Franklin Drive, Frederick 301-360-9581 Charismatic

First Church of Christ Scientist

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

5 E. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-3015

27 Franklin Street, Frederick 301-663-6218

Jefferson United Church of Christ

Full Gospel

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262 Church of God

431 Carrollton Drive, Frederick 301-694-8435

Edgewood First Church of God


8204 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-682-5007

517 S. Market Street, Frederick 301-695-9148

123 Byte Drive, Frederick 301-663-5444


Parkway Community Church

Emmanuel Bible Church

5665 New Design Road, Frederick 301-663-0741

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686

Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

Independent Fundamental

9545 Liberty Road, Frederick 301-228-2277 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Harvest Christian Fellowship

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206

Family History Center, Frederick 301-698-0406



District Office of Christian and Missionary Alliance

Emmanuel Bible Church

Emmanuel Alliance Church

7102 Ladd Lane, Frederick 301-663-0002 Frederick Alliance Church

1631 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-1199 Grace Community Church

2100 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick 301-663-1240

7817 Baltimore National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4686 Frederick Christian Fellowship

14 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-620-2255 Grace Brethren Church of Frederick

5102 Old National Pike, Frederick 301-473-4337 Episcopal All Saints Episcopal Church

108 W. Church Street, Frederick 301-663-5625

Christian Science

Church of the Transfiguration

Church of Christ

6909 Maryland Avenue, Braddock Heights 301-371-7505

1305 N. Market Street, Frederick 301-662-5789


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Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church

Maranatha Church of God

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

292 Montevue Lane, Frederick 301-620-9934

First Love Church

Korean Emmanuel Church

8325 Yellow Springs Pike, Frederick 301-662-4796 Lutheran Bethel Lutheran Church Office

9664 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-694-8280 Evangelical Lutheran Church

35 E. Church Street, Frederick 301-663-6361 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1415 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-663-3344 Mount Zion Lutheran Church

5709 Mt. Phillip Road, Frederick 301-473-8566 St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

5463 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-473-4737 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

5132 Doubs Road, Adamstown 301-874-5838 St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of the Manor Parish

4004 Ballenger Creek Road, Frederick 301-874-5838


Presbyterian Reformed

Church of the Nazarene

New Hope Presbyterian Church

7899 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-663-6271

216 Carroll Parkway, Frederick 301-694-3595


Seventh-Day Adventist

Frederick Christian Fellowship

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

10142 Hansoville Road #5, Frederick 301-620-2255

6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick 301-662-5254

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Unitarian Universalist

8707 Indian Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0206 SURE Fellowship Church

10142 Hansonville Road, Bldg 1, Frederick 301-845-9870 Unity in Frederick

1 W. 9th Street, Frederick 301-846-0868 Orthodox Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

920 W. 7th Street, Frederick 301-663-0663 Pentecostal Apostolic Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Frederick

4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 301-473-7680

Calvary United Methodist Church

133 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-1464 Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church

8 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5273 Christ United Methodist Church

5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick 301-695-0731 Flint Hill United Methodist Church

2732 Parkmills Road, Adamstown 301-874-0890 Hopehill United Methodist Church

United Church of Christ

7648 Fingerboard Road, Frederick 301-874-1166

Evangelical Reformed Church United Church of Christ

Jackson United Methodist Church

15 W. Church Street, Frederick 301-662-2762 Faith United Church of Christ

9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick 301-695-6550 Grace Trinity United Church of Christ

9501 Old Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-2088 Grace United Church of Christ

7857 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick 301-473-8788

25 E. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-662-3312

Victory Christian Center

Trinity E & R United Church of Christ

7722 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick 301-473-5253

5603 Mountville Road, Adamstown 301-874-2633


United Methodist

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

Araby United Methodist Church

8158 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick 301-662-0662

4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick 301-694-8772

Frederick Presbyterian Church USA

Asbury United Methodist Church

115 W. 2nd Street, Frederick 301-663-5338

W. All Saints & Court Street, Frederick 301-663-9380

Good News Presbyterian Church

Brook Hill United Methodist Church

PO Box 1051, Frederick 301-473-7070

8946 Indian Springs Road, Yellow Springs 301-662-1727

6027 Bartonsville Road, Frederick 301-694-7315 Linganore United Methodist Church

8919 Clemsonville Road, Unionville 410-795-1291 Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 301-662-1303 Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

3425 Green Valley Road, Ijamsville 301-865-5443 Trinity United Methodist Church

705 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-662-2895 Various Denominations Salvation Army

223 W. 5th Street, Frederick 301-662-2311 Volunteer Organizations Volunteer Frederick

31 W. Patrick Street, Frederick 301-663-5214

Buckeystown United Methodist Church

3440 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown 301-874-2313







Frederick Academy of Self-Defense

301-662-1972 Frederick City Recreation Department



Golden Knights Karate


Kreimer’s Karate

Frederick Gymnastics Club

301-695-9414 Karate American Karate Academy


301-416-7959 301-695-3347 Martial Arts USA

301-694-3330 Super Sport Karate


Clinch Fitness Self-Defense & Freestyle Jujitsu




Frederick Indoor Sports Center

Skating Skate Frederick

301-662-7362 Soccer F. C. Frederick Frederick Soccer Club

301-696-9398 Frederick Indoor Sports Center

240-215-4040 Volleyball Frederick City Recreation (Adults)

301-600-1492 Frederick Indoor Sports Center



(subsection of Frederick City)

Source: Rapidly completed, Urbana’s population and housing have boomed since 2003. Young families, older residents, and community spirit envelop the atmosphere. The Urbana online newsletter at provides detailed information about this unique region, combining long established homes with newly developed communities. Urbana Fire Department

youth sports

3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick 301-663-3822

Urbana Recreation Council

urbana regional library

9020 Amelung Street, Frederick 301-600-7000 Community Agency School Services (CASS) Urbana High School

3471 Campus Drive, Ijamsville 240-236-7658 86

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Members provide recreation scheduling for the nearby communities of Urbana, Kemptown, Green Valley, Windsor Knolls, and the surrounding areas. Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

Baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer.

Urbana Jr. Hawks Baseball

(ages 5 - 18) email: Urbana Lacrosse

email: Urbana Soccer Association



Middletown Source: 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 Lieutenant 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.


Wiles Branch Park

Holy Family Catholic Community

Knoll Side Lane, Middletown 301-371-6171

7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown 301-473-4800



Jefferson United Church of Christ

Postal Zip Code


815 E. Main Street, Middletown 301-371-3126

Town Office

Local Newspapers

John D. Miller Population

31 W. Main Street, Middletown 301-371-6171 fax: 301-371-6474 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Volunteer Fire Company

301-371-6907 Library

101 Prospect Street, Middletown 301-371-7560 Post Office

7227 Hollow Road, Middletown 301-371-6880 TOWN PARKS Middletown Community Park


The Gazette

Jefferson United Methodist Church

3882 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-4022

toll free: 1-888-670-7300

Locust Valley Bible Church

The Middletown Valley Citizen

1323 Marker Road, Middletown 301-371-7476


Middletown United Methodist

Parenting support Middletown Moms at Home

7108 Fern Circle, Middletown 301-371-5550

P.O. Box 33, Middletown

Pleasant View Church of the Brethren

CHURCHES Christ Reformed Church United Church of Christ

12 S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6610 Cornerstone Baptist Church

4802 Broad Run Road, Jefferson 301-473-8777 Faith Baptist Church

Coblentz Road, Middletown 301-694-1646

2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville 301-834-7755

Middletown Memorial Park

Garfield United Methodist Church

S. Church Street, Middletown 301-371-6171

3837 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson 301-473-8262

13628 Stottlemeyer Road, Garfield 301-416-0350

Corner of Rt. 17 and Picnic Woods Road, Jefferson 301-371-7707 Valley Baptist Church of Middletown

5678 Holter Road, Middletown

301-371-8758 Zion Lutheran Church

107 W. Main Street, Middletown

301-371-6500 YOUTH SPORTS Middletown Recreation Council

301-371-3344 Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA)




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 approximately 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.


Town Parks

Pat Rockinberg

Prospect Park and East West Park

301-829-1424 Population

8,200 Postal Zip Code

Watkins Park




Town Government

1312 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-5966

110 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-1424 fax: 301-829-1259 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 Resident Troopers

301-829-0218 Volunteer Fire Department

301-829-0100 Carroll County Branch Library Mount Airy Branch

705 Ridge Avenue, Mt. Airy 410-386-4470 Frederick County Number: 301-829-5290

Food Lion


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

337 E. Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy 301-829-6517


Super Fresh

328 Klee Mill Road, Mt. Airy 301-253-3222

504 E. Ridgeville Boulevard, Mt. Airy 301-829-6400 Weis

1001 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1071

Bethesda United Methodist Church

Calvary United Methodist Church

402 S. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-0358 Church of Christ at Mount Airy

26075 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-9787

703 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-5443

Local Newspapers

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


27 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1904

Mount Airy Messenger

Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God

Mount Airy Courier Gazette


1134 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-1255

Post Office

Hebron Christian Church

505 Windy Knoll, Mt. Airy 301-829-1199

(Non-denominational) 3456 Kemptown Church Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-8616


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Mount Airy Full Gospel Church

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

(Non-Denominational) 13949 Penn Shop Road, Mt. Airy 410-795-6511

1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mt. Airy 410-489-2979


Mount Airy Presbyterian

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

13515 Old Annapolis Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-5223

5330 Buffalo Road, Mt. Airy 301-829-0733

Locust Grove Church of the Brethren

13356 Glissan’s Mill Road, Mt. Airy

27015 Ridge Road, Damascus 301-253-3000 Montgomery United Methodist Church

28325 Kemptown Road, Damascus

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

609 Center Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-8509


St. James’ Episcopal Church

Mount Airy Baptist Church

204 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-0325

1402 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy 301-829-2185

West Falls Christian Community Church

Youth Sports Four County Little League Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball) Lodge/1501 Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA)



Source: Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and US 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. Today, Myersville takes care to ensure by ordinance and zoning control that its attractive location is matched by attractive development. The Canada Hill development and three other developments built in the 1990s—Ashley Hills, Meadowridge, and Terraces of South Mountain— exemplify the same standards of appearance set by the town. Mayor

Post Office


Wayne Creadick

1 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1180

Church of the Saviour



Town Parks Doub’s Meadow Park

Postal Zip Code

21773 Town Office

PO Box 295 301 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-4281 fax: 301-293-3080 Frederick county Sheriff

301-600-2071 Fire departments Myersville Volunteer Fire Company

301-293-9817 Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

200 High Street, Middletown 301-665-9600 Grossnickle Church of Brethren

Corner of Route 40 and Route 17 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-4281

11301 Meeting House Road, Myersville 301-293-9516

Town Park

3924 Brethren Church Road, Myersville 301-371-4297

8 Harp Place, Myersville 301-293-4281 GROCERY STORE Main Street Market & Deli

308 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2330 Local Newspapers The Valley Citizen

301-834-7722 The Gazette

Harmony Church of the Brethren

Harmony Community Lutheran Church

3939 Brethren Church Road, Myersville 301-371-5188 Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

603 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-1401 Myersville Baptist Church

Route 40, Myersville 301-293-1335

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MYERSVILLE CON’T Myersville Church of the Brethren

201 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-9513 Salem United Methodist Church

12477 Wolfsville Road, Myersville 301-293-1799

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

400 Main Street, Myersville 301-293-2979 Youth Sports

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA)

PO Box 195, Myersville 301-293-3115

Myersville Junior Baseball League

new market Source: 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. In 1986, the town received the Maryland Preservation Service Award.



Winslow E. Burhans III

Food Lion



11802 Old National Pike, New Market 301-865-6950 CHURCHES

Postal Zip Codes

21774 Ijamsville 21754 Monrovia 21770 Town Government

39 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-5544 fax: 301-865-5638 Frederick County Sheriff

Bush Creek Church of the Brethren

4821A Green Valley Road, Monrovia 301-663-3025 Daybreak Community Church


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St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church

4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville 301-695-8845

11851 Lime Plant Road, New Market 301-865-5680 First Baptist Church of Green Valley

Grace Episcopal Church

4411 Green Valley Road, Monrovia 301-865-5432

Route 874 & North Alley, New Market 301-865-3530

Dorsey’s Chapel United Methodist Church

New Market District Fire Co.

168 W. Main Street, New Market 301-865-3333

New Market United Methodist Church

Youth Sports

11402 Ridge Lane, Monrovia 301-865-5566

Post Offices

9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville 301-865-9100

PO Box 465, New Market 301-865-8877



Monocacy Valley Church

Main Street, New Market 301-865-3270 Light of Christ Lutheran Church

Meets at New Market Elementary School P.O. Box 577, New Market 301-606-7349

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)


rosemont Source: Rosemont is a village in southern Frederick County, one mile southeast of Route 340 and one mile north of the Potomac River. It is a quiet residential community where lawns are meticulously cared for, trees are neatly pruned, and flower plantings abound. Views of rolling farmland and mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town. There are no apartment buildings, condominiums, or row houses. Several of the homes are of architectural interest. Burgess

Fire departments

Town Park

Jackie Ebersole

Volunteer Fire Department

Lions Merryland Park


3673 Petersville Road, Rosemont

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue

Local Newspaper


308 Postal Zip Code


301-834-8102 Library

Town Government

915 Maple Avenue, Brunswick 301-834-9065

1219 Rosemont Drive, Rosemont 301-834-7444, fax: 301-834-4458

Post Office

Frederick County Sheriff

1315 Brunswick Street, Brunswick 301-834-9944


The Brunswick Citizen

301-834-7722 Churches Faith Assembly of God

3700 Burkittsville Road, Brunswick 301-834-8632 Rosemont Alliance Church

3525 Petersville Road, Knoxville 301-834-8290 Youth Sports

See the Brunswick section.

Thurmont Source: 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, DC 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

Frederick County Sheriff

Martin A. Burns



Fire departments


Thurmont Fire Department

301-271-3413 Postal Zip Codes

21788 Rocky Ridge 21778 Sabillasville 21780 Town Office

10 Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-271-7313 fax: 301-271-2155

Graceham Volunteer Fire Department

14026 Graceham Road, Thurmont 301-271-2000 Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department

1101 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

13516 Motter’s Station Road, Rocky Ridge 301-271-2666 Library

76 East Moser Road, Thurmont 301-600-7200 Post Offices Thurmont Post Office

110 Water Street, Thurmont 301-271-2226




THURMONT CON’T Rocky Ridge Post Office

13516 Motter Station Road, Rocky Ridge 301-271-4920 SWIMMING Cunningham Falls State Park

301-271-7574 GROCERY STORE Food Lion

233 Tippin Drive, Thurmont 301-271-9949 Local Newspapers Catoctin Banner News

301-271-1050 The Thurmont Dispatch

9 E. Main Street, Box 358, Emmitsburg 301-447-3039

Catoctin United Methodist Church

Thurmont Church of the Brethren

7009 Kelly’s Store Road, Thurmont 301-271-3885

14 N. Altamont Avenue, Thurmont 301-271-2634

Evangelical Bible Church

Thurmont United Methodist Church

(Pentecostal) 14698 Albert Staub Court, Thurmont 301-271-3633

13880 Long Road, Thurmont 301-271-4511

Harriet Chapel Episcopal

101 E. Main Street, Thurmont 301-271-2305

12625 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont 301-271-4554 Lewistown United Methodist Church

11032 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont 301-898-7888 St. John’s Lutheran Church

15 N. Church Street, Thurmont 301-271-7877 St. John’s Lutheran Church of Creagerstown

8619 Black Mill Road, Thurmont

Thurmont Times


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church


10625 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont 301-898-9454

Trinity United Church of Christ

Walkersville Christian Fellowship

4 W. Main Street, Thurmont 301-271-0123 Weller’s United Methodist Church

101 N. Altamont Avenue, Thurmont 301-271-2802 Youth Sports Catoctin Youth Association

301-271-2256 Thurmont Little League


Apples United Church of Christ

7908 Apples Church Road, Thurmont 301-271-2087

Walkersville Source: 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

Town Office

Volunteer Fire Department

Ralph W. Whitmore

PO Box 249 21 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-4500 fax: 301-845-2406


Police Department

Post Office


5,593 Postal Zip Code


301-898-0200 Frederick County Sheriff

301-600-2071 92

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57 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-8880

7 E. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-8342





207 Braeburn Drive, Walkersville 301-845-2544

19 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-4600

Calvary Assembly of God

St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church

Creamery Park

Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and S. Glade Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500

Brethren in Christ

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Walkersville

8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-898-7811

8651 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-845-8025

Corner of Sandstone and Bedrock Drive, Walkersville 301-845-4500

Faith Community Mennonite Church

United Methodist Church

30 W. Frederick Street, Walkersville 301-845-0800

22 Main Street, Walkersville 301-845-9860

Heritage Farm Park

Fredericktowne Baptist Church

Youth Sports

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

Devilbiss Bridge Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500

8645 Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-898-8600

Walkersville Community Park

Glade United Church of Christ

Glade Valley Athletic Association


Kenneth Drive off Biggs Ford Road, Walkersville 301-845-4500

21 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6775

Libertytown Recreation Council (LRC)

Glade Valley Church of the Brethren

2 Chapel Place, Walkersville 301-898-0886

Walkersville Baseball Association


8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville 301-845-6187 Safeway

151 Walkers Village Way, Walkersville 301-845-2844

Peace in Christ (Lutheran Missouri Synod)

8798 Adventure Avenue, Walkersville 301-845-6300

Woodsboro Source: 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. After the Civil War, the town developed some notoriety as a train stop that offered exceptional accommodations and relaxing pursuits. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town. There are small commercial activities and service providers within the town itself. Burgess

Town Office

Gary Smith

2 S. 3rd Street, Woodsboro 301-898-3800


912 Postal Zip Codes

21798 Ladiesburg 21759 Libertytown 21762 New Midway 21775

Frederick County Sheriff

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company

301-898-0543 Post Offices Woodsboro Post Office


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

fire departments

Ladiesburg Post Office

Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company


12509 Woodsboro Pike, Ladiesburg 1-800-ASK-USPS

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company






Libertytown Post Office

11941 Main Street, Libertytown 1-800-ASK-USPS New Midway Post Office

12048 Woodsboro Pike, New Midway 1-800-ASK-USPS


Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church

Trout’s Market

3 N. Main Street, Woodsboro 301-845-8674

101 S. Main Street, Woodsboro 301-845-4533



Chapel Lutheran Church

10601 Daysville Road, Frederick 301-845-2332 St. John’s United Church of Christ

TOWN PARK Woodsboro Town Park


8 N. 2nd Street, Woodsboro 301-845-7703

Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

PO Box 303, Woodsboro Libertytown Recreation Council

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

9201 A Church Street, Libertytown 301-898-5111

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