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‘Seussical: The Musical’ Takes the Stage at Other Voices Theatre

  Dr. Seuss once asked his audience to wonder at all the places they would go. The theater is one place where folks can journey to see some of the beloved children’s author and illustrator’s most famous characters, such as Gertrude McFuzz, Horton the elephant, The Cat and the Hat and Yertle the Turtle. Other Voices Theatre will help these …

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Community-Minded Moms: Sharyn Volpe of Shop Local Frederick

When COVID-19 first shut down the world in March 2020, Sharyn Volpe decided to buy a takeout lunch from a friend’s catering service. Her friend was distraught because 90% of the catering events he was booked for had been canceled. As a way to bring him extra business, Volpe began advertising mid-week family meals on her community’s Facebook page. “We …

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Teacher Appreciation: Kellie Marr, Mother Seton School

Kellie Marr Mother Seton School, Emmitsburg, fifth grade teacher Kellie Marr got a chalkboard for Christmas from her parents when she was a first grader. “I played school with my friends probably for years after that,” she says. “When I started babysitting, I started playing school with the kids I was babysitting. I just always knew I wanted to teach.” …

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A League of Their Own: Frederick County’s All-girls Team Takes on Flag Football

After months of uncertainty due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Frederick County Parks and Recreation announced in late February that it would host a spring sports season. This announcement quickly lead to Nick Damoulakis’s phone blowing up with text messages about getting teams back together. The longtime flag football coach has led the same group of boys, including his son …

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Walkersville Southern Railroad Gears Up for New Season

The Walkersville Southern Railroad is chug, chug, chugging into another season of pistons pumping and train whistles blaring. The nonprofit, supported mainly by volunteers who manage the railroad, will begin offering regular excursions starting in May and running until October rain or shine. Train rides last about an hour and 10 minutes. The train itself travels about 10 mph along …

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2022 Frederick County Sports Directory

Let your children pursue their passions for sports. You’ll find several sports-oriented activities and organizations to choose from in Frederick County. 24/7 Dance Studio Winner of Frederick’s “Best of the Best” and Frederick’s Child Readers’ Choice awards, 24/7 Dance Studio offers the most demanded classes in the area. Keep your kids fit while having fun this summer. Gymnastics classes are …

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Free Range Kids Offers Youth the Chance to Find and Use Their Voices

  Elizabeth Lucas had a vision for the Frederick community of creating a space where high-quality, immersive entertainment and events were able to merge with regional professional artists and those with a passion for the arts. In 2018, she created Free Range Humans, producing several immersive productions at locations that are not traditional theater venues, such as McClintock Distilling, Union …

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Sensory-friendly Experiences Serving Families in the Frederick Area

Loud noises and large crowds can sometimes be too much for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. Several venues in the Frederick area offer special sensory-friendly experiences serving families in Frederick County. Frederick’s Child put together the following list of several local spots. Walkersville Southern Railroad The Walkersville Southern Railroad will host a Sensory Friendly Summertime Excursion …

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Frederick Indoor Sports Center to Close March 31

  March 31 will mark the end of an era locally as Frederick Indoor Sports Center will permanently close its doors. The announcement was made in a post on social media and an email to regular patrons on Jan. 17. Owner Tony Checchia says, “We have sincerely enjoyed being a part of our employees’ and patrons’ lives for the past 12 …

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Promote Generosity and Giving in Frederick County

By Sharmilee Rahman and Michael Vyskocil Nonprofit organizations across Frederick County work each day to meet the needs of this community. During the holiday season and throughout the year, many organizations need volunteer support. If you’re looking for ways to encourage the spirit of volunteering within your family, consider volunteering your time to help a few of these Frederick County …

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