Business Government 

Frederick County Leadership Committed to Assisting Toys R Us Employees Affected By Closures

Toys R Us announced yesterday plans to close or sell all of its U.S. stores as it struggles through the bankruptcy process and increasing competition nationwide. The company employed 355 people at the height of the past holiday season in Frederick County, including 320 at their distribution center on Geoffrey Way and 35 at their retail store on W. Patrick Street in the City of Frederick. Frederick County Workforce Services is ready to respond with their rapid response team dedicated to assisting employees affected by layoffs. “We’ve reached out to the leadership at both…

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Brighter Futures Ribbon Cutting

Last Friday, Brighter Futures Pediatrics and Lactation Services held a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new practice in Woodsboro opened by Nurse Practioner Cindy Zeller povides the highest quality care for patients with individualized and personal care. Brighter Futures Pediatric & Lactation Services provides comprehensive pediatric and adolescent health care from birth to twenty-one years old. The goal of the practice’s pediatric care is to work with the parent and child to achieve the best health possible. Mrs. Zeller utilizes through parental guidance, lifestyle education, screening and early detection of illnesses…

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Marian Pelkey

Marian Grace Pelkey nee Troxell of Thurmont passed away Sunday March 4, 2018 at Meritus Medical Center with her son Joseph by her side. Born July 10, 1935 in Woodsboro, Maryland she was the daughter of the late George Russell & Mabel nee Wastler Troxell. In addition to her parents Marian was preceded in death by her husband Robert W Pelkey. She is survived by her sons Joseph R Pelkey, Robert Lyons (Sandra); brothers Bernard L Troxell, James B Troxell and Roger L Troxell , sister Margaret J Carbaugh; and…

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Community Glade Valley 

Tree & Shrub Pruning Seminar Saturday

Barrick Garden Center is hosting the first of three Spring Seminars to help prepare you and your garden for the busy season this Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Pruning 101 Seminar will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Barrick Garden Center on Daysville Road in Walkersville. Pruning trees and shrubs before spring is imperative, but when, how, which plants, and with what may not always be as easy as it sounds. Chuck Schuster, Extension Educator for Commercial Horticulture with the University of Maryland, will be the lead…

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