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  • May – June Native Bloomers in our area

    It’s spring, and flowers are blooming in abundance. Here’s a look at nature’s contribution to the profusion of blooms. No amount of fertilizer or other coaxing is needed; these plants bloom without our help. Mountain…

  • Fishing derby teaches kids about fishing

    “If we educate the children and expose them to the environment starting from the third or fourth grade, we will have them for life.” – Senator Lisa Gladden, District 41, Baltimore A fishing derby for…

  • Compass — May 24

    For kids and families Take Me Fishing — 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg. Fish with one of the park’s experts, designed for all ages and covers basic…

  • Helping a friend hunt is more than the kill

    When Dave Douglas talks about this year’s turkey hunt, his eyes light up and he gets as excited as a first-time hunter. He was there, but he wasn’t hunting. Dave was helping his longtime friend…

  • Keys ticket sales will benefit FSK Lions Club projects

    The Francis Scott Key Lions Club’s current fundraising project is selling tickets to the June 20 Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys game at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium (rain date July 10). These…

  • Featured Pets

    AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION THIS WEEK are TORETTO, a 13-year-old male pit bull terrier mix, and SHADOW, a 1½-year-old male domestic medium hair cat. Toretto is a familiar face on this page. Being older and a…

  • Looking for a home

    Contact the Frederick County Animal Control Center, 1832 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. To see more pets available at FCAC, go to petfinder.com/shelters/MD103.html. For general questions, call 301-600-1546.

  • Hessian descendants: SAR wants to talk to you

    The Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution needs the public’s help with writing a book of genealogy about local descendants of German Hessians: mercenary troops hired by the British Army to fight…

  • 20-50-100 Years Ago — May 24

    100 Years Ago May 24, 1915 The appointment of a woman from each congregation in the city to act as special police officers to report violations of the Sunday blue laws was agitated at a…

  • Hail to the Pandas? This trademark squatter is betting on that possibility, among others

    Most mornings, not long after waking up, Martin McCaulay walks past stacks of merchandise for imaginary football teams, sits down at his computer desk, and checks on his scheme to win a six-figure payout from…

  • School’s out … forever?

    I watch “Sunday Morning” on CBS every week. My son, L.J., joins me on the couch. I told him that the best part of the show is how you get to learn about all kinds…

  • State Track: McCracken, Bears dynasty endure as Oakdale girls three-peat

    BALTIMORE — Track and field dynasties, yes, are built on the backs of great athletes. But they also require some good fortune and the ability to overcome setbacks and obstacles that can seemingly come out…

  • FCC baseball suspended in third inning at NJCAA World Series

    ENID, Okla. — Frederick Community College’s opening game with Lincoln Land, Illinois, in the NJCAA Division II World Series on Saturday was suspended in the third inning because of rain, with the Cougars leading 7-0.…

  • Knights put finishing touch on program’s first softball title

    COLLEGE PARK — The final toss of Middletown ace pitcher Sami Main’s high school career was nowhere near home plate. But the result wasn’t a wild pitch, just a wild celebration. With the tying run…

  • Keys fall to Hillcats

    LYNCHBURG, Va. — A pair of seventh-inning home runs powered the Lynchburg Hillcats to a 5-3 win over the Frederick Keys on Saturday at Calvin Falwell Field. Lynchburg (19-24) held a 2-1 lead on the…