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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…