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Gear Up for the Holidays: New Home for Model Engineers Train Car

For around five decades, the Frederick County Society of Model Engineers (FCSME) called a small plot of land at 423 E. Patrick Street home. Its structure was not a building, but rather a historic train car that formerly transported thoroughbred race horses. The 70-foot long car was placed on a small set of railroad tracks. The nonprofit organization hosted regular …

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‘Sprouting Wings’ & Pursuing Dreams

As a farm boy growing up in Oklahoma around the turn of the 20th century, James Herman Banning dreamed big. He dreamed of one day touching the sky. But how could Banning, a young African American boy, find a plane much less locate someone who could teach him? In a new children’s picture book “Sprouting Wings: The True Story of …

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