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A Celebration of Art for Every Aesthetic

The beloved Frederick Festival of the Arts returns to the Carroll Creek in Frederick, Md. More than 125 artisans, craftspeople, and specialty food and wine vendors once again grace the beautiful Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick, Md., for a weekend of inspiration, interaction, and—of course—shopping!
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Dredging Completed At Lake Linganore

The lake is a major water source for the City of Frederick. Frederick, Md (KM) The dredging of Lake Linganore north of Boyers Mill Road has been completed. That announcement was made Thursday morning by Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner. She said the $21-million project began two years ago, and...
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More Assistance For Frederick County Residents Having Trouble Feeding Themselves And Their Families

Feeding Frederick website is now up and running. Frederick, Md (KM) There’s some additional help for Frederick County residents who are having difficulty feeding themselves and their families during the economic slowdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Jan Gardner says individuals can go on line to FeedingFrederick.com, and find the location of the food distribution site nearest their home.
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For North Central Frederick County

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... North central Frederick County in north central Maryland... * Until 345 PM EDT. * At 258 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Thurmont, and is nearly stationary. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles. * Locations impacted include... Thurmont, Emmitsburg, Woodsboro, Sabillasville, Fort Ritchie, Rocky Ridge, New Midway, Utica, Graceham and Lewistown. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.
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Police: Man, 2-year-old son dead in apparent murder-suicide

BOONSBORO, Md. (AP)—A Frederick County man and his 2-year-old son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide along the Appalachian Trail in Maryland on Friday, police said. The boy’s mother contacted Maryland State Police on Thursday to report her husband, Sean Thompson, and their son, Dawson, missing, police said. She...
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Frederick Grand Jury Returns 14 Indictments on Friday

One was against a Silver Spring charged with murder in Frederick last year. Frederick, Md (KM). The Frederick County Grand Jury returned 14 indictments on Friday. One was against Daniel Alonzo Flythe, 25 of Silver Spring. He’s charged with 1st-degree murder; 2nd-degree murder; conspiracy to commit 1st-degree murder, 1st-degree assault; conspiracy to commit 1st-degree assault; use of a firearm in a crime of violence; conspiracy to use a firearm in a crime of violence; and conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree assault.
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Fit History

Let’s be honest. Working out can be a bit of a pain. You feel better afterward, sure, but an exercise routine can be hard to maintain with all the commitments of daily life. To be totally honest, sometimes mindlessly scrolling on your phone or binge watching a new show on Netflix is fun.
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Frederick Health weighing worker vaccine mandate

Frederick Health was noncommittal this week on whether it’ll require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but a hospital spokeswoman said Friday they will release more information regarding those plans next week. The news comes after some of Maryland’s largest hospitals and health systems announced earlier this week that...
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Middletown home with golf course and mountain views closes at $1.049 million

Listing at $1.1 million and closing at $1.049 million, the house at 4211 Maryland Court, Middletown, is last week’s top house. Built in 2006, the home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 8,700 square feet of living space on 2.57 acres with views of Catoctin Mountain and Maryland National Golf Course. Attention to detail can be seen throughout the house, with 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, grand columns, extensive trims, chandeliers and an elevator that goes from the main and lower levels to the upper-level luxury master suite. The grand two-story foyer has a 19-foot ceiling. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, a propane six-burner gas cooktop with grill and a commercial-grade refrigerator. Other amenities include formal living and dining rooms, a bright solarium, main floor office, gas fireplaces, an exercise room with rubber floor and TV hookup, a media room, a three-car garage, high-tech security system, and a 10-kilowatt solar panel array on the rear roof.
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Changes Proposed For Frederick County Fire & Rescue Companies

One would do away with residency requirements for volunteers. Frederick, Md (KM) Some changes are being proposed for Frederick County fire and rescue. During a County Council meeting on Tuesday, Chief Tom Coe, the Director of the Division of Fire and Rescue Services, said one amendment to the county code would remove the residency requirement for volunteer fire fighters and medics. “The evolution of our service is that we now have living quarters within the fire stations,” he said. “If the volunteer members elect to come to the station to stay for a day, or stay for multiple days to provide a service, they’re just as valuable as the ones that live right around the corner, and they should get credit for their participation.”
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About 3% of Frederick County Public Schools students opt for all-virtual fall instruction

About 1,400 students across Frederick County will forgo in-person instruction this fall and opt for all-virtual schooling instead, the Board of Education said Wednesday. In total, 1,437 kindergarten-through-12th grade students will comprise the county’s new Blended Virtual Program, which will function, in many ways, like its own school. It will host 550 elementary schoolers, 363 middle schoolers and 524 high schoolers.
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Why are so many Frederick County residents turning to Tree Farming?

We’ve talked about the first two pillars of tree farming: recreation and wood. Today, let’s explore water, the third beneficial product of a tree farm. Trees, similar to natural sponges, collect and filter rainfall and release it slowly into streams and rivers. They are the most effective land cover for maintaining healthy water quality. In one single growing season, a 100-foot tree can take in 11,000 gallons of water from the soil (fs.usda.gov). After the tree drinks up the water through its hair-fine roots, it carries it all the way through its trunk, up to its leaves and releases it back into the air as oxygen and vapor. Oxygen is also produced from capture of atmospheric CO2, with carbon sequestered in roots and wood. Here, in Maryland, we’re lucky to have an abundance of creeks, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to provide each of us with the 100 gallons of water required to support the average American each day — not to mention what natural ecosystems and wildlife need. Continued deforestation — our state was once covered by forests — and extreme weather patterns have created a serious stormwater runoff problem.