Tuesday, March 3, 2015

E-News from City of Frederick - March 2015 - Join Your NAC, Carroll Creek Park, Earth Hour, Parks & Rec, and Freecycle Roundup

Welcome to the City of Frederick's March 2015 e-Newsletter is re-posted here. If you have any questions or suggestions direct them to Susan Harding, the Public Information Coordinator, and author of the newsletter: susan@cityoffrederick.com. The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow. See the archives for other issues.  ~ Darcy Richards.


  1. Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
  2. Freecycle Roundup Day - April 11th - Walnut Ridge Park
  3. Celebrate Earth Hour 2015   Star Party in Baker Park
  4. Frederick Community Action Agency Five Programs That Offer Assistance!
  5. Parks & Recreation Center - Does it Get Any Better Than This?
  6. Weinberg Center for the Arts Upcoming Events March Highlights  
  7. Illuminating Frederick 1865 - From Celebration to Grief Activities Planned for April 9th and 10th
  8. Carroll Creek Park Update
  9. News from the Frederick Police Department  Youth Resource Fair
  10. Neighborhood Advisory Council - Join Your NAC 
  11. Alert Frederick County Emergency Notification System
  12. Employment Opportunities
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In This Issue
Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
Freecycle Roundup Day 2015
Celebrate Earth Hour
FCAA Assistance Programs
Park & Rec Winter Programs
Weinberg Center Lineup
Illuminating Frederick 1865
Carroll Creek Update
Youth Resource Fair
Alert System
Job Opportunities
Daylight Savings TIme SPRING FORWARD!
Sunday, March 8th
Turn your clocks forward 1 hour.
To find out what's happening in your City watch City Cable Channel 99!
for a complete listing of  programs on City Cable Channel 99. 

AVD Highlights 

View the following in-house productions by The City of Frederick Audio Visual Department.
City Issues - Discussion on  Small Area Plans with Matt Davis

City Issues - Discussion on Freecycle Roundup with Nikki Bamonti
Policies & Procedures
Inside the Weinberg Center with John Healey 

Fitness Minute - Yoga 

City Board/Commission Vacancies

Building Code Appeals Board

For more information, contact Amber Grimes at 301-600-1453
or email

Quick Links

61st Administration 
of The City of Frederick  
Downtown Frederick Partnership 
It's what's happening!
To find out what the
Downtown Frederick Partnership has planned for the 2015 season

Upcoming Events

First Saturday Event
March 7th
Theme - Shop Small, Shop Local 
3-9 PM    
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

Frederick...The Key to the Heart of Maryland.
For more information visit

Connect with The City
March 2015

"Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays"

Mayor McClement has set aside the 4th Tuesday of each month from 2-6 p.m. to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice.
The next Talk with the Mayor Tuesday will be March 24th.
The Mayor's office is located in City Hall at 101 North Court St.  No appointment is necessary and citizens meet with the Mayor on a first come; first serve basis. For more information, contact Nikki Bamonti at 301-600-3835 or nbamonti@cityoffrederick.com

Freecycle Roundup Day
April 11th - Walnut Ridge Park

The City of Frederick's Annual Freecycle Roundup will be held on Saturday, April 11th, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Walnut Ridge Park,1151 Rocky Springs Road. 

View Freecycle Roundup for more information.
Limited pickups will be available through the Frederick Community Action Agency's Green Jobs Program.
To schedule a free pickup, City residents should contact Ben at 301-600-2039 by Friday, March 20th.
Questions? Call the Department of Public Works at 301-600-1440.

Celebrate Earth Hour 2015  

Star Party in Baker Park 

Join The City of Frederick and celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
The City of Frederick will join 7000+ participating cities around the globe and turn off non-essential lights around City Hall in observance of Earth Hour.
Join in -Turn off your non-essential lights for one hour.
Earth Hour Star Party in Baker Park from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Learn about the wonders of the night sky. The City is partnering with TriState Astronomers to bring amateur astronomers and their telescopes to Baker Park. Bring your chairs and blankets and be part of our party!  Interested star gazers should meet in front of City Hall at 7:15 PM to walk to the designated area in Baker Park.

Frederick Community Action Agency
Five Programs That Offer Assistance!

The following videos, produced by The City of Frederick Audio Visual Department, explain several ways the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) can offer assistance to citizens in the community. Click on the videos below for more information.

The Frederick Community Action Agency
Helping People - Changing Lives

Parks & Recreation Department

Does it Get Any Better Than This?

Congratulations! The City of Frederick Parks & Recreation Department claimed four #1's in the recent "2015 Best of Frederick" sponsored by Frederick Magazine.

Best Park - Baker Park
Best Pool - William R. Diggs Memorial Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly Venue - Baker Park
Best Golf Course - Clustered Spires Golf Course.

The 2015 Spring/Summer Recreation Brochure will be available on-line at www.cityoffrederick.com and at the Recreation Center located at 101 North Bentz Street, on Monday,  March 9th.
The Parks & Recreation Department has opened a new Program Registration and Facility Recreation Desk.  The desk will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM and is located on the east end of the Talley Recreation Center's large entry doors facing Bentz Street.  For more information call 301-600-1492/1493.

Weinberg Center for the Arts Upcoming Events
March  Highlights 

March 4 & 5 - Fred Hersch Trio
March 27 & 28 - The Americana Festival
For information on all upcoming events, visit
Weinberg Center Website or call the Box Office at 301-600-2828.

For your viewing pleasure and to learn more about upcoming March events, view Inside the Weinberg Center.

Illuminating Frederick 1865 - From Celebration to Grief

Activities Planned for April 9th and 10th

Thursday, April 9th at 3:15 PM - Bells Across the Land: "A Nation Remembers Appomattox" City Hall bells will toll  for 4 minutes - symbolic of the 4-years of the Civil War.

Friday - April 10th, 7:00 - 9:30 PM All activities are open to the public and free of charge.
7:00 PM - Lecture by Best Selling Author James Swanson, Author of The Manhunt- the 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer - City Hall Boardroom
8:30 PM - Following the lecture, a Grand Illumination Ceremony will be held in front of City Hall
9:30 PM - Walking Tour leaves from City Hall
For more information, visit Illuminating Frederick 1865.

Carroll Creek Park Update

East of East Street

Brick pavers for the Galleria walkways and stone work on the creek walls continues near the Delaplaine Center and the "Galleria" Fountain. Where stone work is taking place, water levels in the creek have to be lowered to allow workers access  - this is referred to as "dewatering". 
To follow this project and others, visit DED Blog 

News from the Frederick Police Department
Youth Resource Fair

Youth Resource Fair 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 18th in center court at the Francis Scott Key Mall from 10 AM - 3 PM.
Stop by and see the program and services available for youth ages 5-21 in Frederick County. 

For more information please contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2091 or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org

Neighborhood Advisory Council
Join Your NAC

The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) monthly meeting list can be found here. For more information about NACS, contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-600-2091 or email mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org.

What are Neighborhood Advisory Councils and what do they do?  To find out more information on Neighborhood Advisory Councils visit NACs.

Alert Frederick County
Emergency Notification System

Sign up for weather, traffic, and other important notices and updates at
Alert Frederick County.

Changes are coming to Alert Frederick County!  In the upcoming weeks, you will receive a notification through Alert Frederick County as to the easy and one time change you will need to make to continue receive notifications.

Employment Opportunities

The City of Frederick values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  For information on employment with The City of Frederick, visit these links: