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  • Athletes of the Week (May 23)

    BOYS Andrew Wanger, Brunswick, baseball Wanger turned in a four-hit shutout as Brunswick beat McDonough 4-0 on Saturday at Ripken Stadium to win its first Class 1A state title since 1996. The junior right-hander struck out…

  • Agriculture calendar — May 25

    n The University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners will offer Ask a Master Gardener plant clinics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through the summer. Also, there will be tours of the…

  • More than just mowing and mulching to get parks ready for summer

    Getting parks ready for the season is a months-long process that relies heavily on volunteers to make sure everything is ready leading up to the traditional Memorial Day kick-off for summer. “It starts with the…

  • Dairy Spotlight: Dead cow disposal: Part II

    In my last article (Frederick News Post, May 4), I began the discussion of composting as a means of disposing of farm animal mortalities. I began that article by calling farmers great environmentalists. They are…

  • DATA POINTS: Economic calendar

    ECONOMIC CALENDAR Monday: Memorial Day Markets Closed Tuesday: Durable Goods Orders, FHFA House Price Index, New Home Sales, Consumer Confidence, State Street Investor Confidence Survey Wednesday: MBA Mortgage Applications, PMI Services Flash Thursday: Jobless Claims,…

  • Downtown Walkaround: Frederick restaurants’ call to arms

    For many Frederick business owners, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start to their busiest season. Tourists on vacation, kids off from school and even the local year-rounders flock to downtown in droves for events,…

  • Woodsboro celebrates veterans in annual Memorial Day parade

    WOODSBORO — Jeb Cliber graduated from Walkersville High School two years ago, but that didn’t stop him from joining the Lions’ band members for Woodsboro’s annual Memorial Day parade Sunday. The Frostburg State University sophomore…

  • Man dies after burning himself at gas station

    WASHINGTON — A man has died after he was burned in a gas station fire in Prince George’s County on Sunday. The fire happened at a Shell Gas station near Kenilworth Avenue and East-West Highway in…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Southern Maryland 18 12 .600 — Sugar Land 13 17 .433 5 York 10 19 .345 7½ Lancaster 10 20 .333 8 Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Somerset…

  • Louna Primm still has passion for job after 50 years

    Louna Primm says she can’t wait to get up each day and head to work. After 50 years in the banking business, Primm is up before daybreak and often at the Taneytown branch of New…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Southern Maryland 18 12 .600 — Sugar Land 13 17 .433 5 York 10 18 .357 7 Lancaster 10 20 .333 8 Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Somerset…

  • Six Things to Know This Week — May 25

    1. A day to remember. The American Legion Gold Star Post 191 Auxiliary Unit and SAL Squadron will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. today at Pine Grove Chapel on Main Street in…

  • Man, 37, dies in boating accident on Chesapeake Bay

    CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 37-year-man has died in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay off Calvert County. Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says the man — identified as…

  • Md. woman works to preserve Enchanted Forest memories

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — One of America’s first theme parks was in the D.C. region — and two of its roadside remnants will soon be moved. Disneyland opened in July 1955; the Enchanted Forest,…

  • Local graduate goes from the coal mines to college

    WASHINGTON — Working underground, you never know what can happen. That thought never was never far from Leroy Friend’s mind during the 18 years he worked in the coal mines of West Virginia. Mining is…