Sugarloaf Mountain tranquility threatened again: HPC hearing on August 12th

Below is a blog entry from Doug Kaplan and an Action Alert from our friends at the Montgomery Countryside Alliance regarding the property at 2220 Thurston Road, near Sugarloaf … [Read more...]

Sugarloaf Mountain area at risk…again!

The tranquility of the Sugarloaf Mountain area is again at risk. Last summer, Elm Tree Properties tried unsuccessfully to obtain approval for one of the largest shooting range complexes in the United States on Thurston … [Read more...]

What’s happening with the Global Mission “Mega” Church?

It was way back in 2009 when the Montgomery Countryside Alliance and other stakeholders became aware of the fast tracked proposal to construct a massive institutional facility in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain. … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Valois family withdraws application for training center and firing ranges

Old Line Arsenal, LLC (aka Old Line Academy) has withdrawn their request to the Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals for a "Special Exception to establish a Shooting Range/Club" on a 262 acre property, on Thurston … [Read more...]

Key point enough to shoot down proposed firing range

Tuesday evening will see the continuation of the public hearing of the Frederick County Board of Zoning appeals about the highly controversial and hotly contested training center and firing ranges proposed for a 262 acre … [Read more...]

Old Line Academy spokesperson out of line

The hearing about the proposed and controversial training center and firing range on property adjacent to Sugarloaf Mountain is in just a few hours, so I'm going to keep this focused, without addressing all the issues. … [Read more...]

Sugarloaf Alliance: “Sugarloaf Mountain at Risk!”

The following is a press release from the Sugarloaf Alliance regarding the important public hearing of the Board of Zoning Appeals, this Thursday afternoon (August 28th at 1:00PM) at Winchester Hall. A proposed … [Read more...]

No firearms training facility and shooting range in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain

The tranquility of Sugarloaf Mountain may soon be only a memory for those who live in the area and all the visitors who come to enjoy hiking, biking, riding horses and other activities in the area. An application … [Read more...]