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Trail Mix

Trail Mix

By Olivia Millunzi, Heritage Frederick High Knob in Gambrill State Park features trails that offer three overlooks of the Frederick and Middletown valleys. The park was named for James H. Gambrill Jr., a Frederick conservationist who gathered locals to purchase the...

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Baby Boom

Baby Boom

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve Welcomes Furry, Feathered, Even Scaly Newborns   By Gina Gallucci-White and Photography by Turner Photography Studio  In baby form, even snakes can be adorable, or at least a little less creepy. Take the Everglades rat snake. As its name...

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Best of Frederick 2022

Best of Frederick 2022

Posted on 02.03.22 Now at 30 years old, Frederick Magazine’s annual “Best of Frederick” list has always been, by design, a popularity contest. Readers vote for their favorites—often to our agreement, sometimes to our chagrin—and we print the results. We certainly see...

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Telling The Untold Story

Telling The Untold Story

Frederick-raised Archaeologist Explores Sunken Slave Ships, Colonial Plantations and African American Cemeteries By Lisa Gregory | Posted on 07.12.21 On a boat in the ocean waters off Mozambique, sometime around 2014, diver Jay Haigler presented noted under-water...

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Best of Frederick 2021 Winners

Best of Frederick 2021 Winners

Posted on 02.01.21 In the nearly three decades we have published the annual “Best of Frederick” list, outside influences have certainly had an affect on the results. From economic shifts to vigorous campaigning for votes, we have seen poll numbers swing dramatically...

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Pictures of History and Health

Pictures of History and Health

Physician/Photographer Turns Therapeutic Bridge Tour into Book By Kate Poindexter | Photography by John Vitarello, M.D. | Posted on 11.01.20 For the past several years, physician-turned-photographer Dr. John Vitarello has been trudging through the Frederick County...

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Flower Power

Flower Power

Curiously Named Black-Eyed Susans Embody a Hardy Spirit, State History By J.D. Willoughby | Posted on 07.13.20 Black-eyed Susans can be found from finely manicured flower beds to roadside ditches in Maryland and throughout much of North America. With a native range...

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Best of Frederick 2020 Winners

Best of Frederick 2020 Winners

Posted on 02.10.20 It isn’t the intent of “Best of Frederick” to memorialize businesses that no longer exist. In fact, we would rather our annual list of the best things in Frederick County pay tribute strictly to those great things we can still enjoy. But when voting...

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Fabulous Falls

Fabulous Falls

Nature’s Water Parks Offer Cool, Scenic Hikes By Tripp Laino | Posted on 07.10.19 Despite TLC’s warning, many outdoorsy folks do find themselves chasing waterfalls on hikes, bike rides and other nature exploration. (That TLC was explicitly using waterfalls as a...

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Fabulous Falls

Fabulous Falls

Nature’s Water Parks Offer Cool, Scenic Hikes By Tripp Laino | Posted on 07.10.19 Despite TLC’s warning, many outdoorsy folks do find themselves chasing waterfalls on hikes, bike rides and other nature exploration. (That TLC was explicitly using waterfalls as a...

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