All posts by Frederick Gorilla

  • Ape Shit: No Rest For the Weary

    Nimby Nonsense Needs Nullification By Katie Nash The most challenging aspect of being an advocate is keeping yourself from becoming too passionate. I find myself exhausted that I have to dedicate so much time to taking baby steps...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Develop-MENTAL: The Incredible Shrinking Young

    We May Not Have Seen the Last of Frederick County’s “Good Ol’ Boy,” But Will It Matter? By Matt Edens “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.” That’s what Tricky Dick had to say when he lost...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Rants + Raves

    Raise A Glass, Raise Awareness Cocktails for a Cause Maryland kicks off its fourth season on Feb. 25 at 5-8 p.m. at Nido’s Little Italy Ristorante (111 E. Patrick St., Frederick). The Frederick-based not-for-profit supports local nonprofits...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • From the Gorilla: Transitions and Transformations

    The best transitions are often transformative. While it is a fairly commonplace occurrence to move from Point A to Point B, there are those moments where the transition takes you from point A to…someplace else entirely different, a separate...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Pay-As-You-Throw: Clean Solution or Garbage Idea?

    Garbage Idea Photos by Katie Main I definitely don’t think the pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program would benefit Frederick County. It seems like the latest trend for communities looking to save money on trash collection by convincing people they need to recycle more and...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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    Extreme People: Who’s Got Spirit?

    Frederick’s Own ‘First Lady of Football’ As a hip-hop song pumps through the speakers at FedEx Field, Annie is hitting every choreographed dance move she’s been practicing for months. A first-year professional cheerleader for the Washington Redskins,...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Advertorial: University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

    Academic Excellence, Outstanding Value The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) provides local access to upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs for both traditional students and working adults at its campus in downtown Hagerstown. Since USMH...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • The People’s Politico: The Class of 2014 — Redux

    The City’s Year In Review Through A Different Lens By Dave Schmidt In Gorilla’s previous “Politico” column, Former Mayor Jennifer Dougherty provided a “City Report Card,” her opinion, her “grades” on the City’s 61st administration’s progress in...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Advertorial: Frederick Indoor Sports Center

    Where It’s Always Game On Hey, sports buffs! Have you been to FISC lately? Join the 15,000 adults and youth who visit the Frederick Indoor Sports Center each week to play sports, attend events, or enjoy a...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • Epigenetics
    The House That Epigenetics Built

    By Dr. Ashley L. Russell, ND “Oh look, she has your nose.” “Oh look, she has your nose.” “How amazing, he has your eyes!” These are comments likely heard when parents introduce their newborn into the world....

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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