Wednesday, November 29, 2017

eNews for the City of Frederick, MD, December 2017

Here is the City of Frederick, MD's, eNewsletter for December 2017.   It is reposted here by permission. If you have any questions or suggestions, direct them to Patti Mullens, the city's Public Information Coordinator, and author of the newsletter:  pmullins@cityoffrederick.com. The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow.

Contents
  1. Mayor's Office - New Mayor, Board of Aldermen: Inauguration Dec. 14
  2. Celebrate Frederick - Holiday Style - Kris Kringle Parade to Light Up Downtown Dec. 8 
  3. Weinberg Center for the Arts - December Schedule Has Music, Film; Modern, Traditional 
  4. Department of Public Works - Monocacy Blvd Under Construction; Other Projects Completed
  5. Golden Mile Alliance - Photos with Santa, Movies and Quarterly Mixer
  6. Frederick Police Department - Events  Dec. 2 & 9 Share Santa's Generosity
  7. Audio Visual Department - New 'Preserve This' Series Highlights Historic Preservation
  8. Parks and Recreation - Regional Park, Sophie & Madigan's Playground in Plans
  9. Economic Development - Businesses Give Thanks for Frederick Environment
  10. Frederick Community Action Agency - Donors, Volunteers Get Thanksgiving Meals Ready

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In This Issue
Mayor's Office: Inauguration
Celebrate Frederick!
Weinberg Center Performances
DPW: Monocacy Blvd; Projects; Leaf Campaign
Golden Mile Alliance: Free Community Events
FPD: Police Give Back, Pack Cop Car
Audio Visual Department: New Programs
Parks and Recreation
Economic Development: Progress
Community Action Agency
Job Opportunities
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    December 2017

Mayor's Office
New Mayor, Board of Aldermen: Inauguration Dec. 14
Mayor-Elect Michael O'Connor
Dec. 14Michael O'Connor will be sworn in as Mayor of the 62nd Administration, along with the new Board of Aldermen: Kelly RussellDerek ShackelfordRoger Wilson, Donna Kuzemchak and Ben MacShane. Their inauguration, at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., is open to the public. Doors open at noon, and the ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., with a reception at City Hall to follow.

Celebrate Frederick - Holiday Style
Kris Kringle Parade to Light Up Downtown Dec. 8 


It's almost time for Kris Kringle to lead his annual merry procession.
Events schedule:
The fun has begun, crafts, lights, processions  ...
Nov. 29-Holiday Art Competition
Nov. 30-Scents and Sweets      Competition
Dec. 2-Candlelight House Tour
owntown streets with festive dancers, 
Dec. 15-Festival of Lights
Details are here:

Weinberg Center for the Arts





December Schedule Has Music, Film; Modern, Traditional 

Weinberg Center

The Weinberg has seven major productions of music, cinema, dance and theater scheduled for December, starting with a classic American film:
"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)
December 1, 2017 | 7 p.m.
A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations, sees his youth, dreams and opportunities pass him by. Unknown to George, all of his friends and family have been praying for him to get through those hard times, and what he didn't realize is all-important.
Shadows of the '60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown
December 2, 2017 | 8 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Join us for a jolly blast of holiday cheer as we pay tribute to Motown's legendary stars, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations. 
"The Nutcracker"
Maryland Regional Ballet 
December 8, 2017 | 8 p.m.
December 9, 2017 | 2 & 7 p.m.
December 10, 2017 | 2 p.m.
The stunning artistry of the Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. 
"A Christmas Carol"
Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company 
December 15, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
December 16, 2017 | 2 & 7:30 p.m.
December 17, 2017 | 2 p.m.
Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart,  with a message that never grows old. 
The 23rd Annual "Messiah" Sing-Along
The Frederick Children's Chorus presents
December 19, 2017 | 8 p.m.

99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents
Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler
December 22, 2017 | 7 p.m.
The Deanna Bogart Band - New Year's Eve Eve
December 30, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
  
For tickets for all shows, and mo
re details visit 

Department of Public Works
Monocacy Blvd Under Construction; Other Projects Completed



Piers are up to carry the new bridge over the Monocacy River.


PROJECT UPDATES

Monocacy Boulevard: Bridge piers are up. Construction between Schifferstadt Boulevard and Gas House Pike is expected to continue through April 2019. City engineers and police are working the State Highway Administration to address related traffic issues. 
The latest information about traffic detours and progress will be posted on the Monocacy Boulevard Project page, linked to our home page, www.cityoffrederick.com.
As always, contact us to report concerns or ask questions301-600-1498.

Bicycle Accommodations: DPW has installed bicycle safe grates along Motter Avenue and  Dill Avenue.

Sewer Lining: Currently on the Dec. 7 Mayor and Board agenda is a request for $1.3 million for main line sewer lining project. The major area involved is the west end of Barker Park, and several other smaller areas throughout the City. This aim is to reduce/eliminate inflow and infiltration of groundwater and roots intrusion.  
Butterfly Lane Water Tank: This project to replace the tank is under design and specifications in order to bid out for construction mid-2018.
RFP 17-G Water Loss Reduction: Main and service replacement are complete on Park Avenue, Elm Street, Hood Alley and 300 block of West Fifth Street. New handi-cap ramps will be installed in the area after Thanksgiving and mill and overlay will take place in the spring.
RFP 17-N Water Distribution Upgrades: The design is completed and DPW is in the process of obtaining the easement from the County to install a 12-inch main on Waterside Drive from the City line to Md. 26 to complete a crucial loop.
Street Resurfacing: Mill and overlay will occur on Heather Ridge Drive and Heather Ridge Court.

Leaf Collection Campaign: Continues through Dec. 17. DPW has made several passes to collect leaves, and reminds property owners to make sure piles don't clog storm drains or block right of way. Further details are on the website:

Golden Mile Alliance
Photos with Santa, Movies and Quarterly Mixer


Supporting a vibrant economic and residential environment
 - 6-8 p.m., free, Holiday Family Movie Night, "The Santa Clause," at Holiday Cinema, 100 Baughmans Lane; with visit from Santa, 6-6:30 p.m.; movie begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 - 5-7 p.m., free, quarterly Golden Mile Alliance Mixer on the Mile at Modern Asia, 1306 W. Patrick St.

Frederick Police Department
Events  Dec. 2 & 9 Share Santa's Generosity
PAL Santa Day is a free event for youth participants of the Police Activities League program.  Youth will have the opportunity to choose gifts for their family and caregivers, create holiday crafts and have lunch with Rotary Club of Carroll Creek volunteers.Members of the Frederick Police Department will be on hand to collect and fill police vehicles with nonperishable food, cleaning, and toiletry items.  All items collected will be donated to the Frederick Community Action Agency, which provides a wide array of programs and services to families and individuals that are low-income or homeless.

Lock Those Doors!
'Tis the season to welcome company, but don't leave car doors unlocked and invite criminals to take your belongings. 

Do You Know Your NAC?
Each City neighborhood has its own local, grassroots NAC (neighborhood advisory council) to discuss important topics, issues and wishes. To find out what your NAC is, when it meets and how to be involved, check out the NAC page.
For more information, contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2091or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org.

Audio Visual Department
New 'Preserve This' Series Highlights Historic Preservation

Preserve This

A new series of productions, "Preserve This," is now airing on Channel 99, available on YouTube, Facebook and the City website. The series describes Frederick's commitment to historic preservation, how forward-thinking that commitment was when it began, how it continues to work for the betterment of old and new aspects of the City.

Parks and Recreation
Regional Park, Sophie & Madigan's Playground in Plans


The Westside Regional Park Task Force ad hoc committee continues its mission to plan the new regional park for the City. The task force endorsed the Lillard family's proposal to develop Sophie and Madigan's Playground within Westside Regional Park, and the Parks and Recreation Commissionrecommended the site too. Staff will work with the Board of Aldermen for final approval.  
Hoops and Football Signups are open for Winter programs. Contact the Parks and Recreation office for more information: 301-600-1492

Economic Development
Businesses Give Thanks for Frederick Environment

Department of Economic Development checked out what makes local businesses grateful and produced a video for the DED 

Frederick Community Action Agency
Donors, Volunteers Get Thanksgiving Meals Ready

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