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The Initiative Committee Successes to Date

The Initiative Committee Successes to Date

The Downtown Safety and Services Initiative (“The Initiative”) was born out of the community and is comprised of several committees that were created based upon the needs and priorities identified by community stakeholders. Committees are chaired by community leaders...

COVID-19: How To Give Back Locally

COVID-19: How To Give Back Locally

Through COVID-19, many people are interested in giving back directly to their local community. There are several opportunities to donate or volunteer in your neighborhood through food banks, churches, drop off locations, and more. Please see the list below for a...

Lester Bowie Mural

Lester Bowie Mural

New mural at 69 S. Market Street of Lester Bowie by artist Rafael Blanco. A new piece of public art has been added to Downtown Frederick. The vibrant mural at 69 South Market Street just steps from Carroll Creek Linear Park was completed by Rafael Blanco depicting...

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project Completion

Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project Completion

A new public art project is now located at the entrances of Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick!  This wayfinding project provides a highly visible, recognizable, and welcoming gateway to the park both day and night for visitors, residents, motorists, and more....

Sailing Through the Winter Solstice Launches 20 Boats In Carroll Creek

Sailing Through the Winter Solstice Launches 20 Boats In Carroll Creek

Ausherman Family Foundation's Boat, "Arctic Racer" supporting The Frederick Arts Council Sailing Through the Winter Solstice kicked off five years ago with Color On The Creek's Peter Kremers and Kyle Thomas. They had a vision to attract visitors to the Carroll Creek...

Downtown Frederick Displays Holiday Greenery

Downtown Frederick Displays Holiday Greenery

Holiday greenery and lighting at Curious Iguana on N Market St in Downtown Frederick.The Downtown Frederick Partnership was awarded $12,000 for holiday greenery to make Downtown storefronts and restaurants brightly lit and beautifully decorated this season. After such...

Literacy Council Receives Ambassador of the Year Award

Literacy Council Receives Ambassador of the Year Award

Laurie Fisher, Executive Director and Kim Brown, Workplace Program Coordinator, accepting the award.Workplace Literacy Program Graduates with Peter Plamondon of Plamondon Hospitality Partners.The Tourism Council of Frederick County recently announced the Literacy...

General Grant Awarded to Interfaith Housing Alliance

General Grant Awarded to Interfaith Housing Alliance

Keith & Crystal have worked hard to make their family's dream come true and closed on their perfect home!  Pictured: Keith, Crystal, their children, Realtor Kelly Losquadro of Long and Foster and IHA's Housing Specialist Vivian Duran. In honor of Interfaith...

Nonprofit Leaders Making Change in Frederick County

Nonprofit Leaders Making Change in Frederick County

Maria Herrera, Executive Director of the Spanish Speaking Community of MarylandMaria Herrera Named 2020 Census Champion As the Executive Director of the Spanish-Speaking Community of Maryland, Maria worked diligently to educate the Hispanic community about the...

Second Chances Garage Call for Car Donations

Second Chances Garage Call for Car Donations

Donor presents car keys to new Second Chances Garage participant. Second Chances Garage is unlike any organization in Frederick County! They provide affordable, reliable transportation to economically vulnerable individuals and families. To do so, they accept donated...

Frederick Art Club Awards Grant for the Claire McCardell Project

Frederick Art Club Awards Grant for the Claire McCardell Project

Rendering of the Claire McCardell statue by Sarah Hempel Irani, the award-winning sculptor and Frederick Art Club member commissioned to create the sculpture. Pictured, from left, in the sculptor’s studio are: Linda Moran, chairperson of the Claire McCardell Project...