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Please take a few moments to read about this new program. It might be just what you were looking for, even if you didn't know it. (click the image to open a larger version) We are very excited … [Read more...]

Climate Change and Monarch Butterflies

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The headline in the April 12, Washington Post article on weather rang out: “Giant storm in Central U.S. has unleashed all sorts of extreme weather, and it’s still dumping snow.” It continued: “A wild spring storm is … [Read more...]

Our Beautiful Blanket of Life

Yesterday’s bike ride was one I've made many times – up Church Hill, right on Woodland Way and then a short climb up the back side of Harp Hill for that great zoom down. Just a little over nine miles, all close to home. … [Read more...]

Pop Shop Becomes First Restaurant in Downtown Frederick to Partner With Key City Compost

To express their long-lasting commitment to making Downtown Frederick an even better place, The North Market Pop Shop has partnered with Key City Compost, a commercial composting and food waste collection service. All of … [Read more...]

Oxon Cove Land Swap Discussions Continue

While talks with Washington’s NFL team about building its next stadium at Oxon Cove National Park have ceased, the Hogan administration is continuing to pursue the land swap without any meaningful … [Read more...]

Envision Frederick County welcomes Barb Trader to our Board of Directors!

I am very pleased to announce the addition of Barb Trader to the Board of Directors of Envision Frederick County. Since almost the day after Barb and her husband moved to the City of Frederick, Barb has truly … [Read more...]

Three Major Problems with Parking Minimums

Parking minimums are the strange, out-dated, and totally unscientific law that's probably languishing in your city's zoning code. They sound dull (and they are) but they're incredibly important because they have … [Read more...]

Envision Speaker Series: ALICE in Frederick County, with Malcolm Furgol

Far more Frederick County households than you might imagine (roughly four of every ten) are living on the edge, and worry every day that they are one emergency away from financial disaster. By many standards, … [Read more...]