Tuesday, June 2, 2015

E-News from City of Frederick - June 2015: Bicycling Events, 4th of July, Farmers' Markets, Easels in Frederick!

Here is the June eNews from the City of Frederick. This newsletter is packed full of useful information!   It is re-posted here by permission. If you have any questions or suggestions, direct them to Susan Harding, the city's 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 e-Newsletter archives for other issues.  ~ Darcy Richards

  1.  Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
  2.  DPW Upcoming Projects
  3.  Bike News - Upcoming Bicycling Events and MORE! 
  4.  AOPA Fly In 2015 - Saturday, June 6th
  5.  Summer Concert Series 2015 - Performer Line-Up June 14th - August 30th
  6.  Celebrate Frederick on the 4th! -Independence Day Festivities in Baker Park
  7.  Easels in Frederick Plein Air Competition - 5th Annual June 19 - June 20
  8.  Historic Preservation Awards 2015 Winners
  9.  Local Farmers' Markets - Eat Farm Fresh
  10.  Department of Parks & Recreation Summer Camps and Activities
  11.  News from the Frederick Police Department
  12.  Weinberg Center for the Arts - Upcoming Events
  13.  Alert Frederick County - Emergency Notification System
  14. Employment Opportunities

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In This Issue
Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
DPW Upcoming Projects
Bike News
AOPA Fly In June 6th
Summer Concert Series
Frederick's 4th
Easels in Frederick
HP Awards 2015 Winners
Hazard Waste Drop-Off Event
Parks & Rec Summer Schedule
FPD News - Coffee with a Cop & more
Weinberg Center Lineup
Alert System Upgrade
Job Opportunities
4th of July 
City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the July 4th Holiday.

Frederick County to Upgrade "Alert Frederick County" Notification System


On May 6th, Frederick County upgraded the Alert Frederick County notification system. Existing Alert Frederick County customers should go to
FrederickCountyAlert and follow the instructions for existing users.  You will need to log in and verify your information to complete the upgrade.

All City & County residents are encourage to register for alerts at
Carroll Creek Park Update
And the work continues!  To see the progress on the Creek, visit the DED blog.

Stay tuned for more exciting news about the four fountains on Carroll Creek!

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.
The following video was produced by the City's AV Department

City Board/Commission Vacancies
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
June 6th
3 - 9 PM
I ART Downtown Frederick 

Alive @ Five
June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 
5 - 8 PM
Carroll Creek 

Need the perfect gift? 
Downtown Frederick Gift Cards  
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

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

Connect with The City
June 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 June 23rd.
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 details, contact Nikki Bamonti: 301-600-3835 or nbamonti@cityoffrederick.com

DPW Upcoming Projects

The Department of Public Works has a variety of projects that are in full swing this summer!
City Watershed Area
Improvements to the City owned Watershed area around Fishing Creek include video surveillance, new signage, routine trail maintenance and litter patrol.  Trail cutting activity or wood removal should be reported to 301-600-2071 or 800-628-9944. See map of Watershed.
North Side Water Tower - The construction of the water tower, located on the north side of Hayward Road at the intersection of Amber Drive, will begin mid-summer 2015 and is slated to be completed in early November 2016. This City project will also include the construction of a water transmission main on Amber Drive from Hayward Road south to Meadowgrove Lane/Valleyside Drive.

Bike News
Upcoming Bicycling Events and MORE!

Tour de Frederick: August 14th - 16th in Frederick County  
Clustered Spires High Wheel Race: August 15th in Historic
Downtown Frederick

Bike to Work Day 2015 was again a huge success!  The City of Frederick had a 45% increase in registrants and a total of 404 riders. View the Bike to Work Day festivities here.  

  2015 AOPA Fly In
Saturday, June 6th

Join the AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) on Saturday, June 6th at Frederick Municipal Airport for the annual AOPA Fly In.  A family fun day that is free and open to the public!

2015 Summer Concert Series Performer Line-Up
June 14th - August 30th

Sunday Evening Concerts in the Baker Park Band Shell have become a tradition for the young and old. A variety of genres and styles of music bring something for everyone.  Check out the scheduled performers here.  While the concert is free, please consider bringing  a canned food item in lieu of admission to benefit the Frederick County Food Bank.   

Celebrate Frederick on the 4th!

Independence Day Festivities in Baker Park

Saturday, July 4th from 12:00 noon until dusk Featuring regional and national entertainment, rides, activities, food, bathtub races at Culler Lake and more!     
Fireworks at Dusk
Visit where to sit to grab your seat early.

Beer & Wine Gardens - One time $5 cover charge -12:00 noon - 8:00 PM at three locations.

For more information, visit Celebrate Frederick or call 301-600-CITY (2489).   

 5th Annual Easels in Frederick
Plein Air Competition

June 19 - June 20

Thirty award winning, juried artists from 19 states will capture Frederick County's scenic towns and rural landscapes on canvas.  For more information, visit Easels in Frederick.

Historic Preservation Awards 

2015 Winners 

The following Historic Preservation Award winners were recognized for their exemplary work at the May 1 Public Meeting by Mayor Randy McClement.

Three projects were recognized in the category of "Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation":  
Jeffrey D. Hurwitz & Caroline Gessert - carriage house at 101 East Patrick Street.
Carolyn Greiner and Paul Wade for 24-26 South Court Street.
CAS Engineering for 10 South Bentz Street.
McCaskill Financial was granted the "Stewardship" award for  220 West Patrick Street.
The Schifferstadt Architectural Museum Heritage Garden was the winner in the category of "Community Leadership"  
Brian Fisher received the "Craftsmanship" award for demonstrating an understanding of and effective professional practice in working with historic buildings and sites.
McCaskill Financial and the Frederick Preservation Trust both received awards for their "This Place Matters" photographs.

Photographs of the award-winning projects are posted on the HPC's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityoffrederickhpc.

Local Farmers' Markets Eat Farm Fresh

Treat yourself to local farm fresh produce and more! Visit one of the local Farmers' Markets.
Carroll Creek Farmers' Markets
June 13 ("It's all about Berries")
August 8 ("Peaches")
October 3 ("Festival and Celebrating Autumn")

Market goers will be able to stroll along Carroll Creek Linear Park and shop for anything and everything local that Frederick and surrounding communities have to offer.  The markets will run from 12-5 pm and will feature various speakers and live local musical performances.

For a complete list of Farmers' Markets in the Frederick area, go to Farmers' Markets   

  Department of Parks & Recreation
Summer Camps and Activities 

To find out more about Parks & Recreation Summer Camps and Activities, go to Summer 2015.

Day camps, horseback riding, crafts, swimming, tennis, theater, dance, gymnastics, skateboarding, and more!

News from the Frederick Police Department

Seeds of Life Cafe, located at 629 North Market Street,  will host the next "Coffee with a Cop" on June 6 from 8-10:00 AM.  This free event is a great way to meet your City police officers.

FREE Child ID Kits
The FPD is pleased to offer free child identification kits and DNA kits to residents.  Instructions are included with each kit which allow parents to collect DNA sample and fingerprints.  To pick up your free kit, stop by the Frederick Police Department located at 100 West Patrick Street.

Free Bicycle Registration
- Registering your bike helps Police identify and return bicycles to their rightful owners.  Please join with FPD by registering your bike.  It's free and helps both you and the community.

Youth Police Academy

This free program gives youth ages 7-12 and ages 13+ an
up-close look at Law Enforcement and the tools of the trade.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Michele Bowman at mbowman@frederickMDpolice.org or call 301-600-209.

Police Auxiliary Volunteers Needed! Click here for information.

Weinberg Center for the Arts  

Upcoming Events 

24/7 Dance Studios "We Are One" - June 6 & 7
 ESP Goes Broadway - June 19
7th Annual Film Festival - June 26, 27, 28

For information on all upcoming events visit  Weinberg Center Website or call the Box Office 301-600-2828.  

Alert Frederick County
Emergency Notification System

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

Important Message - An upgrade to Alert Frederick County system occurred May 6. Current subscribers should go to Alert Frederick County and follow the steps to make the upgrade.

Employment Opportunities

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