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Register to Vote Party [29 Sep 2008|01:23pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Hi all! Tamar of the Owl Nest and I are sponsoring a "Register to Vote" party the Owl Nest in Frederick.

Whether you're blue, red, green or polka-dotted in your political leanings, it's incredibly important to vote.

If you aren't registered or if you have friends that aren't registered or even if you want to just come out and party with lots of cool folks, come on over.


Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Phone: 301-228-2401


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Memorial for those slain/hurt in the UU church shooting in Tennessee [30 Jul 2008|10:53am]

[ mood | sad ]

Here's the official blurb from the Frederick UU Church.

Wednesday, July 30th at 7:30 pm– Vigil Service – Rev. Abigail Stockman – A special service for healing. We join with the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation and the Westside Unitarian in mourning the shootings on Sunday morning that killed two congregants, injured five others, and traumatized those present.

Cross-posted to other Frederick communities.

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Wanted: Commuters [02 Mar 2008|01:11pm]

x-posted to multiple DC, MD, VA and WV communities, so sorry for any repeats.

If any of you know someone who has a commute of over 1.5 hours going toward DC, let me know. I'm making a documentary film on extreme commuters in the region and I want to hear people's stories. They can contact me through my website, at www.lanternlightfilms.com, or you can leave a comment on this post. I want to finish getting potential stories/subjects by mid-March, so the sooner, the better. Thanks!
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Dance Clubs? [28 Dec 2007|10:57am]

[ mood | curious ]

Does anyone know of any good dance clubs in the Frederick area? Specifically swing/ballroom and/or goth and/or punk would all be great.


xposted to frednecks

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Mercury Free Dentists [08 Dec 2007|10:58pm]

Has anyone in this community had any experience with any dentists in MD who specialize in mercury-free, metal-free, or biologic dentistry?  Specifically safe amalgam removals.  Any recommendations?

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hello fredericktonians [23 Jan 2007|02:44pm]

hello. i have lived in fredrick pretty much all of my life (since i was 8) but pulled away from having any sort of real friends when i had my son about 10 years ago. so check out my profile and if we have anything in common add me (but don't just random add me, that is annoying).
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Hello from a Frederick expatriate! [19 Jan 2007|08:52pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Hello, Fredericktonians! I grew up in Frederick, Maryland (okay, Rockville, MD was my first hometown, but I spent more time growing up in Frederick); I graduated from Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in 1982, and have lived in Seattle, WA since 1991.

I haven't actually seen Frederick since the fall of 1995; has the old town gotten much bigger since then? My parents retired to Cumberland County, Tennessee in 1996 because the traffic between Frederick and DC/Baltimore was getting horrendous, so I no longer have relatives in Frederick. I imagine a number of people I knew growing up still live in Frederick and vicinity. My family and I also went to church at Zion Lutheran in Middletown, and were quite involved in church music for many years; I often wonder how folks around there are doing as well.

Anyway, I hope things are okay in Frederick these days. Several years ago, I was spending quite a lot of time telling folks around here in Seattle that "The Blair Witch Project" was NOT for real. I heard quite a few local ghost stories while growing up in Frederick, but the Blair Witch was not one of them...

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New to Frederick [13 Sep 2006|02:19pm]

Hi all! I moved to the Frederick area from Arizona with my wife and baby in June and only recently found this group. I like the area, although it's taken me a while to slowly discover it. I'm a programmer and I work from home, so I don't really get out much anymore. We have found some good parks and a nice public swimming pool here.

A couple of questions:

  • What's the social dancing scene like in Frederick, or do I have to go near DC for that stuff? I was pretty heavily into the Swing (Lindy Hop) & Salsa scene in Phoenix, and wonder if there was anything like that here.

  • Are there any children's playgroups? My daughter's 9 mo old, but she loves other kids and it'll be good to talk to other parents.

  • Any good ethnic food? So far, I've found some decent Chinese buffets and an Indian restuarant on Patrick Street. Are there any good Vietnamese (Pho!) places in town? Any good places for Dim Sum? And also, are there any good places to get asian/ethnic groceries? I'm dyin' out here!

  • Any good martial arts places? I'm looking for something along the lines of traditional Gung Fu, traditional Karate, Aikido, or Jujitsu.

  • Also, I hope this isn't too much of a taboo, but I relied on Craig's List a lot in Phoenix (both to find cheap stuff and to sell it). I'm trying to get rid of my old Laptop, but so far have only found would-be scammers. If anybody's interested, let me know.

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Wedding locations [14 Aug 2006|04:43pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I've been looking at locations online (haven't had a chance to see any yet) in Frederick and there seem to be quite a few good ones! We're looking for a place where we can have the ceremony and reception at the same place, and has either a very nice garden or a lot of trees for the ceremony area. Ideas?

Oh, and hi everyone! My fiance lives in Frederick and I will be moving in with him sometime soon.

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[29 Jun 2006|12:23am]

i just read that three myersville residents were killed and two teens from keymar are missing after the flooding.

how has this extreme weather stuff affected all of you guys?
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newbieness [06 Jun 2006|03:43pm]

hi, i'm nicole and i moved to frederick (well, walkersville really) a couple months ago to live with my fiance. i like it here, but i don't really know anyone besides him. are any of you frederick types fun to hang out with? i was also wondering if there were any groups around here that go hiking/canooing/other recreational goodness.
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[17 Apr 2006|03:19pm]

Hi! I am planning to attend the Maryland Brewers SpringFest (http://www.mdbeerfest.com/) at the Frederick Fairgrounds the second weekend of May and I was hoping to get some advice.

The tourism office said that the Red Horse Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn (West Patrick St.) are the closest hotels to the fairgrounds. Do you have any other suggestions for nice places to stay near the fairgrounds?

We don't really want to drive in to the fairgrounds. It looks like the #40 TransIT "Route 40 Connector" goes by the fairgrounds. Is it feasible to take that bus to-and-from the hotels I mentioned (or any other lodging place you can suggest)?

Feel free to chime in with any other advice you can think of....

Thanks in advance for all your help!
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[10 Mar 2006|10:52pm]

1. visit http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_colbert_report/videos/most_recent/index.jhtml
2. click on "baseball"
3. if you're not a colbert fan, skip about 3/4 through it

the humble harry grove stadium and the frederick keys get a special shout out. i kind of wish he included the fact that the mascot is a key-ote.
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[31 Dec 2005|05:35pm]

have a great new year's eve!
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just moving to the area [08 Dec 2005|12:03am]

[ mood | tired ]

Hi, I just started working in Frederick. I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on areas of town you would recommend getting an apartment, where some of the good places to go at night are, and what some of the good restaurants are. Perhaps someone knows of an apartment complex that has a really good landlord or reasonable prices, or how to find a roommate to make things a little cheaper! Anything that you think might help!


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Bye bye Miss American Pie [06 Dec 2005|07:25pm]

[ mood | pensive ]

Every day we encounter people who we will (most likely) never see again. The girl you sit next to on the subway and comment about the crazy drunkard two seats away, the deep; blue-eyed coffee shop guy that you exchange plenty of conversation with, but somehow manage to forget the digits. There's people who are less fleeting; the friend you had in elementary school who suddenly drifted apart from you when middle or high school approached, the next door neighbor who moved and promised to write you every day, every month, every year, every now and then. Often times, we see these moments of escape as a sort of regret. "Would that guy from the coffee shop REALLY have called me back?" Sometimes it is just a matter of growing up and growing apart.

But what happens when you become so comfortable seeing not one, not two, not even three, but hundreds of people every day for years, and the realization hits that they have disappeared into your memory? It's something every person must go through at the time of graduation; whether it be from high school or college. It's also the realization that I came to today.

Some people may remember a post I made a few months ago about how I would see people walking by whom I thought I recognized, only to remember that I am in a city hundreds of miles away from home. While experiencing this same moment, it occurred to me that, with time, Frederick itself will become a part of my permanent past. With time, my parents will move away from 5351 Ivywood Drive. With time, I will move into an apartment in Chicago. With time, I will concentrate more and more on saving money for vacations and not journeys home. I will see my parents on Christmas, Thanksgiving, maybe for an extended Memorial Day weekend. With time, my priority will shift from my parents, brother, and friends to my husband, kids, career, and the family pooch. With time, I may come back into Frederick attend weddings, reunions, and even funerals. And with time, I will be able to recall the names of 5% of my graduating class, not 75%.

What I am explaining is the phenomenon that some people commonly refer to as "growing up". And it may seem completely crazy, but it doesn't seem so scary anymore. And would you believe it? Nobody even told me to say that.

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Christmas in good old FredCo [21 Nov 2005|02:04pm]

No one's posted anything in a while. I'm not comming home for Christmas this year and I thought I would share... I miss all the lighted trees on Market St, the christmas displays in the windows, the horse-drawn carriages on the weekends, christmas shopping downtown, a frozen Culler Lake, decorated row houses, Gambril State Park after it snows.... Fort Collins, CO just can't compete with Frederick Christmas, even though we have better beer.
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Noo postarrrr. [09 Oct 2005|03:00am]

Hmm, there seems to be an LJ community for everything these days.

I was born near Lewistown in 1970 and left the county 20 years after that. And here I am 15 years after that, on the diametrically opposite side of the world. (*waves*)

I will post some photos I took during my last visit back to Frederick, during Christmas 2004. But that's for a time when it is not three o'clock in the morning. Time for bed.
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[04 Oct 2005|04:41pm]

when i was in new york city, i became addicted to vitamin water. unfortunately, i can't find any around here. has anyone seen them anywhere?
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