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Wandering tortoise back with Md. owner

A wandering African tortoise is back with its owner in Maryland after a nine-day, two-state odyssey.

Saturday - 07/14/2012, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: gaithersburg, frederick, African tortoise

Study favors downtown Frederick, Md., hotel plan

A state-funded study concludes that conditions are favorable for a proposed hotel and conference center in downtown Frederick.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 01:11pm EDT

Tags: Randy McClement, Maryland General Assembly, downtown hotel and conference center, frederick, downtown hotel, Mayor Randy McClement, Board of Alderman

Frederick cracks down on skateboarders, trick cyclists

Frederick now prohibits skateboards in downtown and along the Carroll Creek Park. Violators could be fined.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 07:31am EDT

Tags: frederick, david burd

Salvation Army's Christmas in July launched to fill need for help

Why wait until Christmas? The red kettles that are the Salvation Army's holiday trademark are now out with bell ringers for Christmas in July.

Sunday - 07/08/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Salvation Army, frederick

Frederick Co. ending magnet program for first, second grades

The Board of Education had no qualms Wednesday with a plan to phase out the first and second grades of the elementary magnet program over the next three years

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: frederick, Frederick County Public Schools

Frederick swinging bridge photo prompts safety concerns

Potential safety violations in a project to restore Baker Park's swinging bridge have spurred city officials to look into 'corrective action' and fueled discussion about whether private contractors should have played a greater role in the job

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: baker park, frederick, Carroll Creek

Etiquette to follow on Flag Day and any day

June 14 is Flag Day, and a good time to be reminded of proper etiquette for handling the American flag.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:51am EDT

Tags: flag day, david burd, flag etiquette, frederick

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Frederick attorney charged in prostitution sting

A longtime Frederick lawyer who was allegedly caught attempting to pay a woman for sex could walk away from any criminal charges, according to documents filed in West Virginia.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Roger C. Simmons, frederick

History is passion for young Civil War re-enactor

Walkersville High School junior Chris Sniezek enlisted in the military when he was 10. The now 17-year-old Civil War re-enactor said his love of history has kept him interested in the hobby throughout his adolescence, although he's one of a few people in his age group involved with it.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: frederick, Civil War

Stick 'em up: Matches ignite artistic genius

Farmhand Stanley Offord's artistic streak came from out of the blue 50 years ago: no guidance, no fancy art supplies, no art school.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Stanley Offord, frederick, matchstick sculpture

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