Ruckus and Reflection Over the Growth of Frederick’s Housing for People with Disabilities
By G.M. Corrigan | Photography by Bill Millios
“Integration,” the mental health community’s best practice of embedding housing for people with mental disabilities into residential neighborhoods may be running smack into nostalgia-based, local resistance—the so-called Mayberry Effect—and Way Station’s Scott Rose is in the thick of it.
By Matt Edens
America is awash in generica—from generic stores and generic malls to generic food and chain restaurants,” writes Richard Florida. An economic development guru and author, Florida famously coined the term “the creative class” to describe the drivers of today’s post-industrial, creative economy.
By Natalie Elder | Photography by Garth Phoebus
I’m Natalie. Some of you may know me as “The Man on the Street,” but don’t let the mustache fool you. I’m actually a woman and, yes, you can find me—usually being followed by a man with a large and obtrusive camera— on the streets of Frederick County.
My editor asked me to hit the concrete jungle and shake it up with Frederick residents by asking topical questions and getting candid answers from the Gorillas in our midst. (I get props for that pun!)
So please, my fellow knuckle-dragging, chest-beating Fredericktonians, tell me anything and everything you have to hurl. I’m here to find out what’s on your mind and go public with it—and, of course, to monkey around a little at your expense, when possible.
By Sean Jester | Photography by Bill Millios
In east Frederick there’s a wooded patch of land that’s home to Rick and Annette, a homeless couple born and raised in Frederick County, who have been together for four years—and living in a tent for three of them.
Their tent is sheltered by a tarp hung from nearby trees. An extra tent serves as storage. A loveseat—a makeshift front porch—sits in front of their tent. When Annette received her tax refund check recently, she purchased a $300 oven that runs off propane. “That there’s my baby,” she says, smiling.
An Interview with Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade
By Rachael Shankle | Photography by Garth Phoebus
It was a familiar, cusp of summer, Tuesday evening when I interviewed the lovely Miss Tess—singer-songwriter and band leader of the eclectic Bon Ton Parade—during her stopover to play at Frederick’s Café Nola. I arrived just in time to see Tess and her all-male band swerve into a sweet parking spot right in front of the popular night spot and eatery.
“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” Everyone has heard the slogan, but Tim Winter lives it. After being employed with State Farm for several years, Tim opened the doors to his own Frederick based agency in December 2005. Since then, he has been entrenched in the Frederick Community. Tim is actively involved in The Frederick Rotary Club, the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and is a proud graduate of Leadership Frederick. Tim feels that he is a steward of the community, and likes the feeling of accountability and giving back in the area where he lives and works.