Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 2016 eNews from the City of Frederick: Freecycle Roundup, Document Shredding, Water Pledge, Culler Lake,

It's April 2016 and here is eNewsletter 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. The City of Frederick Open House - A Family Friendly Evening
  2. Spring Freecycle Roundup - Scheduled for April 23, 2106 Event Now Includes FREE Document Shredding
  3. Talk to the Mayor Tuesday- April 26  from 2-6 pm
  4. "My Water Pledge" Take the Pledge and enter to win a Toyota Prius v and other prizes April 1 - 30
  5. Follow the Culler Lake "Renaissance" Draining of Culler Lake Completed
  6. Arbor Day Celebration = April 29th - Monocacy Elementary School
  7. City Sustainability Committee News
  8. Weinberg Center for the Arts - April - May 2016 Lineup
  9. Bike to Work Month Activities May 2016
  10. News from the Frederick Police Department
  11. Senior Health Fair - Tuesday, April 27th 10AM - 2 PM Frederick Senior Center - 1440 Taney Ave

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The City of Frederick Open House
Freecycle Roundup
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
My Water Pledge
Culler Lake Renaissance
Arbor Day 2016
Sustainabilty Committee News
Weinberg Center Season
Bike News
Frederick Police Department News
Senior Health Fair
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Carroll Creek Linear Park Update

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April 2016

The City of Frederick Open House
A Family Friendly Evening


Spring Freecycle Roundup
Scheduled for April 23, 2106
Event Now Includes FREE Document Shredding 

The spring Freecycle Roundup collection will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at the Department of Public Works located at 111 Airport Drive.  Items can be dropped off between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. 

City r
esidents may request pickup service. This service is scheduled on a first come; first serve basis. To reserve your time, please call John at 301-600-6995.

New to the Freecycle Roundup, this event includes FREE document shredding for City residents provided by All-Shred. 
Freecycle Roundup is for City residents only.
Questions? Call 301-600-1440. For more information, go to Freecycle Roundup    

Talk to the Mayor Tuesday  
April 26  from 2-6 pm

Mayor McClement sets aside time each month to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice.
The April Talk to the Mayor will be held on the 4th Tuesday, April 26th from 2-6 PM.
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

"My Water Pledge" Take the Pledge and enter to win a Toyota Prius v and other prizes
April 1 - 30

Sponsored by Wyland Foundation, "My Water Pledge" is a
friendly competition between cities across the U.S. to see who
can be the most "water-wise." Mayors and civic leaders
nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city.

Mayor McClement said, "I encourage residents to take the pledge at beginning April 1st through 30th. It is an opportunity to learn new ideas and approaches to conserving water and cutting pollution. It's free, fun and you may even win a prize!" 

Saving water saves money!

Follow the Culler Lake "Renaissance"
Draining of Culler Lake Completed

The continuous pumping of Culler Lake has officially begun and wildlife has been removed/relocated. The silt and sediment build up is now easily seen, along with some newspaper boxes and other interesting "artifacts" of Frederick!
The exportation of the silt began on March the 23rd and has proceeded with little to no impact on the community. The once feared pungent smell expected to be released after the water was removed has not been as problematic as possibly anticipated.
Work will remain the same for at least the next month as the pumping and exportation continues. The next phase of the project includes wet land areas, a new fountain and boardwalks.
To follow the project, visit Culler Lake Renaissance 
For more information, visit FAQs  
The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.  

Arbor Day Celebration
April 29th - Monocacy Elementary School

The 2016 Arbor Day celebration and tree planting will be held on Friday, April 29th at Monocacy Elementary School from 9:30 - 11:00 AM.  Students in the 2nd and 4th grades have been researching and collecting data  on what students can do to positively impact the Urban Tree Canopy. Students will present their findings as part of the Arbor Day program.  A White Oak will be planted as the ceremonial tree.

City Sustainability Committee News

Take a Bike Ride with the Sustainability Committee and Bicycle Escape - April 9th - For more details, contact the Bicycle Escape at 301-663-0007.

Rock Creek Volunteer Cleanup! 
April 16th from 10 AM - 2 PM.  Lunch, bags & gloves will be provided to those that register. For more information and to register, email Jenny Willoughby at

Weinberg Center for the Arts
April - May 2016 Lineup

It's what's happening in April and May at the Weinberg Center.
Apr 2 -  Comedy & Magic Spectacular
Apr 4  - Frederick Reads Erick Larsen
Apr 6  - The Crooked Road on Tour
Apr 7  - We're About 9
Apr 8  - Straight No Chaser - The New Old Fashion Tour
Apr 15  - Del & Woody: The Del McCoury Band Sings Woody Guthrie
Apr 16  - The Night Cry
Apr 17  - Frederick Reads Naomi Shihab Nye
Apr 20  - In the Mood: A 1940's Musical Review
Apr 21  - Frederick Speaker Series - Bryan Stevenson
Apr 22  - Salut Salon
Apr 23  - Chonda Pierce - Focus on the Funny Tour
Apr 24  - Voca People
Apr 27  - The Breakfast Club
Apr 30 - May 1  - Cinderella
May 2  - Frederick Speakers Series - George Takei
May 13  - An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt
May 25 - Stand By Me  
For more information on these shows and more lined up in 2016, visit   

Bike to Work Month Activities
May 2016

Big Bike Dates Coming Up - Mark Your Calendar
For more information, contact Tim Davis at

News from the Frederick Police Department

Citizens Police Academy - This course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of Frederick Police Department functions and the challenges each officer faces every day when he or she puts on the uniform. The 23rd session of the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) will begin June 22, 2016.  The 9 week session meets every Wednesday from 6-9:30 PM.  The CPA is open to any resident of The City of Frederick, person with business interest in the City, and Frederick County residents who are 18 years or older and have no serious criminal history. For more information, contact Cpl. Kacie Strong at 301-600-7503 or  Deadline to apply is May 25th.   

Senior Health Fair
Tuesday, April 27th 10AM - 2 PM
Frederick Senior Center - 1440 Taney Ave


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