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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Glade Valley Government 

County Council Seeks Individuals to Serve on Frederick County Charter Review Commission

The Frederick County Council is soliciting letters of interest and resumes from individuals to volunteer their time to serve on the new Frederick County Charter Review Commission. The Charter Review Commission will be authorized to review the provisions of this Charter and make recommendations as to the necessity for deleting, adding, or amending its contents. The Charter Review Commission will have up to 12 months to prepare any Charter recommendations for submission to the County Council. Should the County Council propose any changes to the Charter, they would be subject…

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