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5 Pet-Friendly Outings in Frederick County

Pets are an important part of the family, but it can be a challenge to find pet-friendly spaces—meaning pets are often left behind when we go out. Luckily for our four-legged family members, Frederick is the place to be for dog-friendly dining, parks and shopping. Here are five ways you can get the whole family involved and celebrate the companionship …

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My Turn: Eco-friendly Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air! It’s that time of year when our kids celebrate friendship and love by indulging in treats and handing out cards to their friends during Valentine’s Day class parties. It’s so exciting for them to receive these goodies from their classmates to show how much they care about each other, but have you noticed all the …

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Love Notes to Your Family

Valentine’s Day celebrates love, friendship and admiration. Here’s a simple, meaningful craft to help you celebrate this special day with your family. Show each member of the family how much you care. What you’ll need Red construction paper White construction paper Glitter Glue (stick or liquid) A dark-colored marker A pencil with an eraser Stick-on gems Step 1: Draw the …

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5 Places to Go Ice Skating in the Frederick Area

child ice skating

Whether you’re taking a day trip or visiting local favorites, the Frederick area has plenty to offer when it comes to seasonal ice skating. Explore indoor and outdoor skating—and maybe sledding, too—at these locations in Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Washington counties.   Pinecliff Park 8350 Pinecliff Park Road, Frederick | Open 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily Pinecliff Park is …

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15 Places to Have Fun with Your Kids Indoors This Winter

Three cute children sitting by window on Christmas eve. Two school kid boys and toddler girl, siblings looking outdoor and dreaming. Family happiness on traditional holiday.

Kids need a way to get out their wiggles and bursts of energy daily. During the warm weather months, they are able to go outside to play and enjoy area jungle gyms and parks. However, when the late fall and winter seasons arrive, parents often search for engaging indoor spaces for their children to explore. Frederick’s Child Magazine put together …

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Exploring the Benefits of Dance Education in Frederick

Fusion Dance Studio Frederick

Whether they are twirling in the aisle of the supermarket, bobbing their heads while sitting in a car seat or jumping around the room, many children love to express themselves through dance. Dance is almost like the doorway to everything else creative,” says Mallory Coombs, director of the Musical Theater Factory at 24-7 Dance Studio in Frederick. “When you have …

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The 10 Best Places to Get Ice Cream in Frederick

Girl eating a vanilla ice cream cone

While temperatures continue to reach the 90s and upper 80s, one great way to cool off is by grabbing an ice cream cone or cup. Frederick County and the area just outside its borders are a treasure trove of locally-owned shops and creameries whose cows provide the milk for their sweet treats. Guests don’t have to settle for just the …

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National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race Returns to Frederick

National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race Frederick

  After a three-year break, the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race is making its way back to the streets of Downtown Frederick on July 16. “People don’t normally see these bikes on the road,” says Jeanne Rhodes, event co-organizer. “If you are driving or walking, it really grabs the attention of someone when they see one.” Her husband and …

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