Documentary Showcasing Frederick County to Premieres Nationally

Tonight viewers across the nation can watch the premiere of a special five-minute documentary about Frederick County. The first national broadcast of “Frederick County: Leading the Way” will air at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Fox Business Network. The time may vary, so viewers should tune in from 8 to 9 p.m. A second national airing will take place on the same channel the evening of Sunday, June 16. The video also will air on other networks regionally and on public television stations nationwide at later dates. “Frederick County has a…

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Education Government 

Executive Gardner Announces New Horizons Academy for High School Students Experiencing Homelessness

Next phase of successful Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership program County Executive Jan Gardner today announced the next phase of the New Horizons Frederick program called the New Horizons Academy. The five-week program is coordinated through the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership, known as SHIP of Frederick County. Starting on July 1, the program will provide academic training to 60 Frederick County Public Schools students from five high schools who are experiencing homelessness. “We live in a community that cares and has taken action to help hundreds of students,” commented Executive Gardner.…

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Business Glade Valley Government 

County Calls for Critical Farms Program Applications

The Frederick Agricultural Land Preservation Program has opened up an application cycle for the Frederick County Critical Farms Program. The Critical Farms Program assists full-time farmers in purchasing new farmland and also works to preserve the land. Since the county program began in 1994, it has assisted 44 farmers in acquiring farms and preserved more than 5,560 acres of farmland. The program was created to help farmers compete with non-farm buyers who oftentimes have resources not available to farmers and therefore are in a more competitive position to buy farmland.…

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Government 

Driver safety classes at senior centers

The American Association of Retired Persons Frederick Chapter 636 is partnering with the Frederick County Senior Services Division and the Carroll County Bureau of Aging to co-host Smart Driver classroom training classes at local senior centers. The course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed especially for drivers over 50. The course provides updates on Maryland-specific rules of the road and new traffic laws. Participants learn the effects of aging and medication on the driver, how other health-related issues affect driving ability, and ways to adjust to allow…

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Community Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Human Relations Commission Announces 2019 Award Winners

The Frederick County Human Relations Commission will present its 2019 Awards, along with the Student Excellence Awards to an outstanding student from each of the county’s public high schools, at an Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Dutch’s Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue in Frederick, Md. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are available at by calling Miles Ward at 301-600-1110. Kris Fair, Chair of the Frederick Center’s Board of Directors, will give the keynote address at the Awards Dinner.…

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