Wednesday, August 12, 2015

E-News from City of Frederick - August 2015: New Police Chief, In the Street, Bike News, Farmer's Markets

Here is the August 2015 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: 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. City Welcomes New  Police Chief - Public Swearing-in Ceremony and Reception Scheduled for August 28th
  2. National Night Out - A Family Friendly Event
  3. Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
  4. In The Street - All Day Fun - Saturday, September 12th
  5. FCAA Announces Expanded Hours for the Office of Home Energy Programs
  6. Checking Off the Carroll Creek Bucket List
  7. Weinberg Center Announces 2015-2016 Season - Frederick Speakers Series Anounced
  8. Bike News - Upcoming Bicycling Events and MORE!
  9. News from the Frederick Police Department
  10. Local Farmers' Markets - Eat Farm Fresh
  11. I Want to Report....

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City Welcomes New Police Chief
National Night Out
Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
In The Street 2015
Office of Home Energy Programs
Carroll Creek Bucket List
Weinber Center 2015-16 Season
High Wheel Bike Race
Frederick Police Department News
Farmers' Markets
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Carroll Creek Park Update
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August 2015

City Welcomes New  Police Chief
Public Swearing-in Ceremony and Reception Scheduled for August 28th

A swearing-in ceremony and reception for Chief of Police Edward Hargis will be held on Friday, August 28th at 6:00 PM in Hodson Auditorium located in Rosenstack Hall on the Hood College campus. The ceremony and reception are open to the public.

Chief Hargis officially assumed command of the Frederick Police Department on July 30th.  

National Night Out

A Family Friendly Event

Join The City of Frederick, 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 - 9 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
Mullinix Park - located on South Bentz Street - Officer John Meyer  301-600-1260 or

"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 August 25th.
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

In The Street - All Day Fun
Saturday, September 12th 

In The Street- For over 30 years, In The Street has been celebrated in Downtown Frederick. From 11:00 AM til 5:00 PM, the streets come alive with food, fun, and entertainment. 
Market Street Mile - A mile race for beginners, experts, young, old and in between!
Up The Creek - "Everyone's favorite after party"
The festivities continue into the evening  in the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre for those 21 and over from 5-9:00 PM.           $5.00 cover charge

FCAA Announces Expanded Hours for the Office of Home Energy Programs

The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) is now open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday in order to assist Frederick County residents seeking assistance with their household energy bills.

OHEP offers several different financial assistance programs aimed at helping income eligible households to pay utility & fuel bills, minimize energy related crises; and assist in making utility, heating & cooling expenses as affordable as possible.

OHEP is located at the Department of Social Services at 100 East All Saints St.  For more information, contact Martha Garcia at 301-600-2410 or email
 For more information on the programs and services offered by Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), click here.

Checking Off the Carroll Creek Bucket List

July 16 marked the official opening of the Galleria Section of Carroll Creek Linear Park as the Galleria Fountain came to life!  The fountain is located on the south side of the creek near the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center.

The City of Frederick launched a primary account on Instagram (@cityoffrederick) to share and showcase the City's unique assets.  To mark the launch, the City is asking Instagram users to share their favorite photos of Carroll Creek Park using #iHEARTcarrollcreek.
The East/West Fountain, located on Carroll Creek by La Paz Mexican Restaurant, is scheduled to open early fall 2015. Stay tuned!

Weinberg Center Announces 2015-2016 Season
Frederick Speakers Series Anounced

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the  2015 -2016 Season Calendar.  For information, click on  Mark Your Calendars!

The Weinberg Center will once again host The Frederick Speaker Series, bringing world class speakers to our community illuminating current events, culture, politics and science. This year's lineup includes business mastermind Daniel Pink, actors and activists Marlee Matlin and Henry Winkler, social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson and actor George Takei.  For information on the 2016 speakers visit, Frederick Speaker Series. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, August 18th at 10:00 AM.  Tickets can be purchased on line at Weinberg, via phone at 301-600-2828 or in person at the box office located at 20 West Patrick St.

Bike News
Upcoming Bicycling Events and MORE!

Clustered Spires High Wheel Race: August 15th in Historic Downtown Frederick - View 2015 Clustered Spires Race Ad.

Grand Fondo National Championship:
September 20th

News from the Frederick Police Department

Citizens Police Academy
The CPA is a free 9-week program designed to give interested persons an overview of the many functions of The Frederick Police Department. Classes meet every Wednesday evening from approximately 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. For more info and to enroll, visit Citizens Police Academy

Congratulations to the 18 graduates of the  56th Police Academy. 
The August Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) schedule is as follows.  All NAC meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

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

The Frederick Police Department offers tips and a home safety checklist to help you keep your home safe. For more information , go to  Keeping Your Home Safe.

Local Farmers' Markets Eat Farm Fresh

August 8th  9AM -12 noon -"Peaches" October 3rd  12 noon - 5 PM -"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   

I Want to Report....

Do you want to report a garbage problem, potholes, sidewalk or street damage, street light out, traffic signal outage/problem, code enforcement concern, general problem and more? 
If so, go to I Want to Report and fill out the information requested.  City staff will follow up with you.  If it is an urgent issue or after hours, please call the 24 hour switchboard at 301-600-1440