Wednesday, May 31, 2017

eNews Frederick MD June 2017 - Updated

Here is the updated City of Frederick, MD eNewsletter for May 2017.   It is re-posted 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: 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. New Life on Golden Mile - H Mart Brings, Groceries, Jobs, Restaurants to W. Patrick St.
  2. Downtown Hotel Plan Enters Next Phase - Plamondon Hospitality Partners Presents  Proposed Design
  3. Arts Vibrancy Ranked 8th Nationally - Public, Community Commitment to Arts Captures Attention
  4. Weinberg Center for the Arts - Recital Season, Classic Film
  5. Frederick Municipal Airport News - Hanger Site Development Welcome
  6. Celebrate Frederick Summer Fun - Music, Theater, Fireworks!  
  7. Sustainability News - Take a Hike, Enjoy!
  8. City Rolls Out Popular Bike to Work Event - Crowd Wheels Up for Carless Commute May 19
  9. Something to Say to the Mayor? - Talk to the Mayor Tuesday, June 27, 2-6 p.m.
  10. Employment Opportunities - The City of Frederick

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    Business, Employment Boost
    Downtown Hotel News
    National Recognition for Arts Activity
    Weinberg Center Performances
    Airport News
    Celebrate Frederick!
    Frederick Police Department
    Sustainability News
    Bike to Work Day
    Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
    Job Opportunities
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    June 2017

    New Life on Golden Mile
    H Mart Brings, Groceries, Jobs, Restaurants to W. Patrick St. 

    H Mart Grand Opening
    Photos Courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor

    The Golden Mile celebrated
    First Lady Yumi Hogan and 
    Mayor Randy McClement attend
    H Mart's opening.
    May 26, 2017, with the
    opening of H Mart 
    international grocery in 55,000 square feet of the 
    Westridge Shopping Center, 1063 W. Patrick St. Hundreds of shoppers and dignitaries, including First Lady Yumi Hogan (seen at right), joined Mayor Randy McClement, state elected officials, local and state business representatives, and cultural liaisons at the opening. Inside, visitors remarked on the wide array of international produce and prepared foods. 

    Downtown Hotel Plan Enters Next Phase
    Plamondon Hospitality Partners Presents  Proposed Design 

    Soon, the proposed design for the Downtown Hotel at Carroll Creek that was unveiled in May will begin the next phase to get the necessary state and City plan approvals.
    Keep up with the project plans on the hotel website: 

    Arts Vibrancy Ranked 8th Nationally

    Public, Community Commitment to Arts Captures Attention

    Vibrant arts abound

    Southen Methodist University's National Center for Arts Research Arts Vibrancy Index, rated Silver Spring Frederick Rockville, MD Metro Division No. 8 on the list of top 20 most arts vibrant large communities (population over 1 million). The overall index is composed of three dimensions: supply, demand and government support. The Frederick/Silver Spring/Rockville area came in third among larger communities nationally, regarding contributed arts revenue to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations as well as arts expenditures. The full report is available  
    SMU's blog elaborates on some of the features that distinguish Frederick: 

    Weinberg Center for the Arts

    Recital Season, Classic Film

    Top Gun coming

    24/7 Dance "15 Years Ago Today"

    Fri-Sat, June 3, 4 | 1:00, 6:00 p.m.

    Tickets from $12 

    Dance Unlimited Recital Showcase

    Sunday, June 11 | 2:00 p.m.

    Monday, June 12 | 7:00 p.m.
    Tickets from $12 
    ESP Dance "Lands Beyond Imagination"
    Saturday, June 17 | 4:00 p.m. 
    Tickets  from $10

    Flying Dog Film Series: "Top Gun"
    Wednesday, June 28| 7:30 p.m.
    Happy hour begins at 6:30 p.m.
    Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is an expert United States Naval aviator. At the Top Gun Naval Flying School, he combats the superior attitudes of the other pilots and the haunting legacy of his father's death in combat. When he encounters civilian Charlie Blackwood, he finds that not everything can be learned in a classroom.
    Tickets $5-$7   

    For information and the rest of the season lineup, visit

    Frederick Municipal Airport News

    Hanger Site Development Welcome

    At its airport, The City of Frederick offers a unique economic development opportunity: Bids are being accepted to lease a 10-acre airport land parcel at market rate for the purpose of developing general aviation aircraft hangar facilities. 
    The City of Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland and FDK is the preferred executive airport in the Baltimore/Washington region, with more than 70,000 aircraft operations annually. 
    Proposals are due by Friday, July 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.  Interested in learning more?  See "RFP 17-R" for additional information: City of Frederick Purchasing.
    FDK LogoYou can 'Like' the Frederick Municipal Airport Facebook page for the latest news, updates, and event information. 

    Celebrate Frederick Summer Fun

    Music, Theater, Fireworks!  


    Music concerts, theater, Fourth of July, 
    In the Street, wine festivals--all are happening or coming this summer. Check out the schedule at the Celebrate Frederick website:

    Frederick Police Department News
    June 10 Torch Run for Special Olympics

    Torch Run for
    Maryland Special Olympics

    Join law enforcement agencies in the area and participate in the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run behind the Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., on Saturday, June 10.  Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m.  Proceeds from the event support Special Olympics Maryland.  
    For more information please contact Officer Mike Figgins at 301-600-2117.  

    The Frederick Police Department is looking for the same great support it had last year, when it raised approximately $10,000.00 for the Special Olympics Maryland. Participants either donated, bicycled, ran, walked, or plunged.

    The Frederick Police Department is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Nextdoor?

    Follow to receive departmental updates and news!


    Sustainability News
    Take a Hike, Enjoy!

    Sustainability Manager Jenny Willoughby will lead a hike in the Frederick Watershed on June 24. Learn some history, ecology, and a little tree identification. Find out more by visiting The

    The hike is in partnership with Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.

    More information is available from Willoughby:; 301-600-2843.

    City Rolls Out Popular Bike to Work Event

    Crowd Wheels Up for Carless Commute May 19

    The Mayor made his ceremonial Bike to Work Day with hundreds of pedalers May 19: The annual event, in support of alternatives to automobile commuting, has grown from 14 participants  in 2002 to more than 300 this year. The group celebrated commitment to bicycle commuting at the TransIT center pit stop:

    Something to Say to the Mayor? 
    Talk to the Mayor Tuesday

    Anyone who would like to have time or conversation with Mayor McClement has an opportunity to do so: He sets aside time on the fourth Tuesday of most months to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The mayor will be away for the Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference the fourth Tuesday in June, so the next Talk to the Mayor Tuesday will be July 25, from 2-6 p.m.
    The Mayor's office is  in City Hall at 101 N. Court St.  No appointment is necessary, and meetings occur on a first-come, first-served basis.  For details, contact Pam Stocksdale, office manager,; 301-600-1184. 

    Employment Opportunities
    The City of Frederick 

    The City of Frederick values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  For information on employment with The City, visit  Job Opportunities & How to Apply
    Applications and current job descriptions are also available inside City Hall by the security desk on the first floor. 
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