Friday, March 3, 2017

March 2017 E-News from City of Frederick: First Saturday, Laboring Sons Documentary, Clustered Spires Golf Club, Freecycle Roundup

The City of Frederick, MD's eNewsletter for March is out.  It is re-posted here by permission. If you have any questions or suggestions, direct them to Patti Mullens, the city's NEW 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. See the e-Newsletter archives for other issues.   ~ Darcy Richards
Contents
  1. Wastewater Treatment Plant Work Under Way - Improvements to Reduce Nutrients Getting into River, Bay
  2. Weinberg Center for the Arts Upcoming Events - March Highlights
  3. First Saturday Fun Scheduled - March 4, Find Music, Themes Downtown
  4. Documentary Honors Laboring Sons - African-American Cemetery History Presented
  5. News from the Frederick Police Department - March 11 Public Summit Covers Tips, Training
  6. Clustered Spires Golf Club - Get Into the Swing
  7. Daylight Saving Time - Reset Clocks March 12
  8. Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK)
  9. Freecycle Roundup to Salvage Bulk 'Trash' - Non-Profits Invited to Reuse Recyclable Items 
  10. Parks and Recreation - 'Bang' Fitness Dance Craze Comes to Town
  11. Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays - Next Session, March 28

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In This Issue
Wastewater Treatment Plant Work
Weinberg Center Lineup
First Saturday Fun Set
FPD News
Clustered Spires Golf in Gear
Daylight Saving Time Arrives
Frederick Municipal Airport Updates
Freecycle Roundup Day
Park & Rec Programs
Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays
Free Tax Preparation Service Sites Open
National Recognition for Schifferstadt
Alert System
Job Opportunities
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AVD Highlights 

Enjoy the following productions by The City of Frederick Audio Visual Department.

  

City Issues - FPD Community Outreach
  

Culler Lake Dedication 
Video Montage
Culler Lake 

ASL version

City Board/Commission Vacancies
Quick Links

61st Administration 
of The City of Frederick  
Downtown Frederick Partnership 
It's what's happening!
  
 Shopping, Dining and the Arts

Connect with The City
 
 
March 2017

Wastewater Treatment Plant Work Under Way 
Improvements to Reduce Nutrients Getting into River, Bay

 
The City of Frederick's wastewater treatment plant is undergoing a multimillion dollar construction project to meet the latest Maryland Department of the Environment standards for nutrient removal. Clean water from the plant goes back into the Monocacy River and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay.
Director of Public Works Zack Kershner and Mayor Randy McClement inspect construction at the wastewater treatment plant.


Weinberg Center for the Arts Upcoming Events

March Highlights 



Circo Comedia - March 3: "Physical dexterity and bad boy clowning" -Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Bria Skonberg - March 4
Trumpeter and vocalist; distinctive medley of classic jazz, world percussion, and old soul. 




Author, commentator, charms audiences with warmth, wit, and dry, self-effacing humor.
THEATREWORKS USA PRESENTS 



Freedom Train - March 9Explore the true story of Harriet Tubman; 
recommended for grades 3-9 in connection with the Frederick County Public Schools social studies curriculum.
For information on all upcoming events, visit the Weinberg Center Website or call the Box Office at 301-600-2828.


First Saturday Fun Scheduled
March 4, Find Music, Themes Downtown

Visitors walk downtown
The Downtown Frederick Partnership has a First Saturday lineup of  entertainment, deals, and amusement. Check out the complete schedule for March 4 and future events.

Documentary Honors Laboring Sons
African-American Cemetery History Presented

 
The City of Frederick's Audio Visual Department produced the "Laboring Sons" video about the historic African-American cemetery in Frederick. 
In 1837, a group of enslaved and freed blacks organized the Laboring Sons Beneficial Society to establish a cemetery of their own.  Learn what has happened since in Cary Wider's first documentary, "Laboring Sons," which had its premiere, followed by a panel discussion of history, Feb. 21.

News from the Frederick Police Department
March 11 Public Summit Covers Tips, Training


March 11, a Community Crime Summit is planned
from 8 a.m. - noon. Sessions will include 
body-worn cameras, gang awareness, drugs, police programs, personal safety, identity theft, digital security and human trafficking.
The summit is a free event but, registration is required, and space is limited.  For more information, contact Michele Bowman, 301-600-2091, or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org.


Clustered Spires Golf Club

Get Into the Swing


Since 1991, Clustered Spires Golf Club has operated as the first Frederick County public golf course. The United States Golf Association selected Clustered Spires to host a USGA Open Qualifier in 2014, and nationally ranked Aneka Seumanutafa, youngest champion of the Maryland State Golf Association Women's Division Amateur Championship, claims Clustered Spires as her home course. Clustered Spires: 185 acres, 3-tier, all natural turf tee area, two practice putting greens, a practice bunker, hitting mats, an 18-hole course and pro shop.



Daylight Saving Time
Reset Clocks March 12

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. March 12

Save more than time: 
Emergency responders recommend changing batteries in your smoke alarms at the same time you change your clocks.

Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK)

At Frederick Municipal Airportconstruction continues to make room for more runway.  The federally funded project  involves demolishing 14 buildings owned by The City of Frederick. 
 

Freecycle Roundup to Salvage Bulk 'Trash'
Non-Profits Invited to Reuse Recyclable Items



Frederick's next semiannual Freecycle Roundup, April 22, will dispose of bulk "trash" and offer an alternative to filling up the landfill with reusable items that could benefit non-profit organizations. The Freecycle Roundup is open only to residents of The City of Frederick.  All non-profits interested in the items that are dropped off are invited to participate. April 10 is the deadline for nonprofits to sign up.
To register your non-profit, make sure you contact Tammy Albaugh by April 10 at talbaugh@cityoffrederick.com or 301-600-1680.



Parks and Recreation


'Bang' Fitness Dance Craze Comes to Town

Bang fitness/dance offered at Rec Center
Bang fitness/dance class offered 

Fitness offerings at the William Talley Recreation Center now include the Bang fitness dance classes. You can drop in or sign up for weeks.
Bang's combination of hip-hop, aerobics and dance is suitable for all fitness levels and all ages.
For a complete list of programs, go to the website, and for information, call 301-600-1492.

"Talk to the Mayor Tuesdays" 
Next Session, March 28


Mayor McClement has set aside the fourth 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 on March 28.
The Mayor's office is located in City Hall at 101 N. Court St.  No appointment is necessary, and citizens meet with the mayor on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Pam Stocksdale at 301-600-1184 or  email pstocksdale@cityoffrederick.com.



Free Tax Preparation Service Offered
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Free tax preparation service sites are open for business throughout Frederick County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax preparation and filing for households generally earning less than $64,000 annually. To find a preparer, use the VITA locator.
In addition, United Way, Goodwill, the National Disability Institute and Walmart have partnered to offer the free tax filing service online with


Schifferstadt Claims National Honor
Building Offers Rare Glimpse into Original German Design

The Schifferstadt Architectural Museum
The Schifferstadt house, which is a museum at 1110 Rosemont Ave., was one of 24 locations nationwide this year to make the National Park Service's exclusive list of national historic landmarks, "places that depict a broad range of America's rich, complex history."
In the January announcement, the National Park Service stated that as it enters its second century of service, it strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America's history. The Schifferstadt house has original German architectural elements dating to the 18th Century.

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