Thursday, July 2, 2015

E-News from City of Frederick - July 2015: 4th of July Celebration, Removing Ash Trees, Bear Sightings, Summerfest Theater

Here is the July 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

Contents
  1. Celebrate Frederick on the 4th! Independence Day Festivities in Baker Park
  2. Workshop to Discuss Removal of Ash Trees Infected by Emerald Ash Borer
  3. Bear Sightings - Information from the Department of Natural Resources
  4. "Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays"
  5. Free Lunch Available for ages 18 years & Under - FCAA Summer Food Service Program
  6. Thinking About Buying A House?  Free Home-Buyer Workshop
  7. Hot Weather Tips - Preventing, Recognizing & Treating Heat-Related Illnesses
  8. Summerfest Family Theatre - Continues through July & August
  9. Department of Parks & Recreation - Pools, Summer Camps and Activities
  10. Bike News - Upcoming Bicycling Events and MORE!
  11. News from the Frederick Police Department - Summer NAC Schedule
 
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In This Issue
Frederick's 4th of July!
Emerald Ash Borer Meeting
Black Bear Sightings
Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
Free Summer Lunch Program
Free Homebuyer Workshop
Hot Weather Safety Tips
Summerfest Family Theatre
Information on City Pools
Bike News
Frederick Police Department News
Farmers' Markets
Alert System Upgrade
Job Opportunities
4th of July 
Closure
City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the July 4th Holiday.
Downtown parking meters & garages will offer free parking on Saturday, July 4th.

Normal parking rates will apply on Friday, July 3rd.

For a complete holiday schedule of City services
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!
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July 2015


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.  Go to See more of Frederick's 4th of July.

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


Workshop to Discuss Removal of Ash Trees Infected by Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer infects and kills Ash trees and this pest has now been found in Frederick.  The City plans to treat and/or remove infected trees in the City's Right of Way.  Mayor McClement has scheduled an informational workshop for residents on Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Annex Bldg. located at 140 West Patrick Street.
Tom Lupp, Entomologist with MD. Department of Agriculture, a representative from the Department of Natural Resources and City Arborist will be available to answer questions.

For more information, visit: www.cityoffrederick.com/EAB

Bear Sightings
Information from the Department of Natural Resources

There have been several black bear sightings in the City limits over the past several weeks.  As cute or small as they may appear, they are a wild animal that is generally hungry and seeking food. DO NOT attempt to approach or capture the bear.  Scare the bear away by creating loud noises by banging on pots and pans, using an air horn or yelling.  For more information, click here
The Department of Natural Resources offers ways to avoid attracting bears and what to do if you encounter one at the following link:
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/hunt_trap/bblivingwith.aspx
** Pictured above is a black bear recently sighted in Amber Meadows


"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 July 28th.
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

Free Lunch Available for ages 18 years & Under
FCAA Summer Food Service Program

A free lunch is available to all children 18 years of age and under, Monday - Friday through August 21st (except July 3) at the following locations.
  • Hill Street Park on Hill St. 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Stonegate Park on Andover Ln.  12:00 -12:45 PM
  • College Estates Park on Taney Ave.  12:15 - 1:00 PM
  • PAL Center on Sagner Ave.  12:00 - 12:30 PM
  • Carver Community Center on Lee St.  12:00 - 12:30 PM
  • Carrollton Park on Center St.  12:00 - 12:45 PM
  • Amber Meadows Park on Amber Dr.  12:00 - 12:45 PM
  • Jimmy McGee Memorial Park on Old Farm Dr. 12:00 - 12:45 PM
  • Hospital Park at 310 West 7th St.  12:30 - 1:15 PM
For more information, call 301-600-6263 or email

Thinking About Buying A House?
Free Home-Buyer Workshop

Find out all you need to know about the process of buying a house from start to finish!
The Frederick Community Action Agency offers a FREE Home-Buyer Education Workshop on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
To register, contact Brad Petersen at 301-600-3966 or
bpetersen@cityoffrederick.com
 FCAA is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency

Hot Weather Tips
 
Preventing, Recognizing & Treating Heat-Related Illnesses

Anyone can be a victim of a heat related illness. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers hot weather tips that Marylanders should follow. For more information on preventing, recognizing and treating heat related illness, visit Hot Weather Tips

Summerfest Family Theatre
Continues through July & August


Enjoy free* children's entertainment at the Summerfest Family Theatre every Thursday at 10AM through August 6th at the Baker Park Bandshell. 
From clowns to magicians to music and puppeteers, children will be thoroughly entertained! For details, visit  Summerfest
*Canned food donations will be accepted in support of the Frederick Food Bank.

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

City swimming pools are open daily from 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM.
Edward P. Thomas Pool - 300 Fleming Avenue in Baker Park
William R. Diggs Pool - 125 West All Saints Street.
Pool Passes and Punch Cards are available!

Bike News
Upcoming Bicycling Events and MORE!


August 14th - 16th in Frederick County     

Clustered Spires High Wheel Race: August 15th in Historic Downtown Frederick
Grand Fondo National Championship:   September 20th

View the City's Bike to Work Day 2015 recap here.

News from the Frederick Police Department
Summer NAC Schedule

The summer Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) schedule is as follows.  All NAC meetings begin at 7:00 PM.
July 7th - NAC 7 - Staley Park
July 9th - NAC 4 - Worman's Mill Clubhouse
July 14th - NAC 12 - Clara Harris Community Center
August 12th - NAC 8 - Hillcrest Commons Community Center
August 17th - NAC 10 - Carrollton Park
August 18th - NAC 11 - Brewer's Alley, 2nd Floor
August 19th - NAC 6/9 - Talley Recreation Center
August 27th - NAC 5  - Taskers Chance Pool House

Sign up for the Frederick Police Youth Academy Youth will have the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a police officer. 
No charge - Preregistration is required
July 13, 14, 15 - ages 7 - 12
July 16 - ages 13+
For more information, call 301-600-2091 or email mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org 
For a registration form, click here.


National Night Out
A Family Friendly Evening
Join the Frederick Police Department and your community for the annual National Night Out festivities! Activities are scheduled for all 4 locations on Tuesday, August 4th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Carrollton Park - 455 Center Street - Officer Stephen Radtke  301-600-7552 or  sradtke@frederickmdpolice

Hill Street Park - 100 Hill Street - Officer Chris Herman  301-600-4106 or  cherman@frederickmdpolice.org


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