Enough is Enough – Bullying in Frederick County Schools

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    The Ballad of Ballenger Creek Park

    Can the County Find Solutions to the Park’s Problems, or Are Water Woes, Blight Properties, and a Pricey Turf Field Just the Beginning? By Katherine Heerbrandt Photos by Seth Freeman A lot of hoopla, both positive and...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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    One Banana, Two Banana, Three Banana, Four the People

    By Sherry Greenfield Photos by Andrew Murdock Who are Frederick County’s “top bananas”? One is the talented new face of business. Another has risen above rejection, embracing life’s challenges and inspiring others to do the same. The...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Valley Chef Showdown Champion

    By Kerri Sheehan Sometimes, life doesn’t always work out the way you planned it to. ML Carroll, owner of Canapés Catering in Frederick and recent champion of Valley Chef Showdown, knows this all too well. “I never...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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    The Three Wise Chefs

    Frederick’s finest share tips for surviving the holiday cooking season By Pattee Brown Photos by Andrew Murdock Every year I look forward to the holiday season with such excitement and anticipation—until about the first week of December,...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Develop-MENTAL: Outside the Big Box?

    As the Walmart Plan for Frederick Towne Mall Moves Forward, How Much Revitalization Should We Really Expect On the Golden Mile? By Matt Edens By this time next year, a new Walmart will be going up on...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • EQ – Emotional Intelligence: When Drug Abuse Hits Home

    A Father’s Unstoppable Quest to Honor His Son and Help Others My son was 29 years old when he died from an overdose of oxycodone in 2012. After reading the heroin story in the April/May issue of...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • People’s Politico: Frederick City’s Report Card

    Another year down – how did City administration do? By Jennifer Dougherty Photo by Matt Sprague I have spent the first year of the City administration’s reign paying attention to what they have accomplished and whether or...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • Artist Colony: Art & Soul

    Master of Mosaics Anthony Owens Transforms Frederick Buildings into Works of Art By Kerri Sheehan Photos by Katie Main A childhood spent in Asia and an adulthood spent battling drug abuse is what led Anthony Owens, a...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • From the Team: Artistic Director

    What Inspires You? It’s that time of year again. The time when, if you’re anything like me, the warm fuzzies bubble up even when you try your hardest to push them down. My inner voice is telling...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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  • Vying Visions of Government Showcased at Rotary’s Gardner-Young Luncheon Talk

    Special to the Gorilla / By G.M. Corrigan In fine—if moderator-tamed—style, Wednesday, October 22, the choice facing Frederick County voters on November 4 was clarified during the Rotary Club of Frederick’s weekly business luncheon at Dutch’s Daughter restaurant....

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Creature Feature: A Cinematic Halloween Treat in Frederick

    By Kerry Mullen Get in the Halloween spirit at the Holiday Cinemas (100 Baughmans Lane, Frederick) with an exclusive screening of local director Eduardo Sanchez’s cult classic, “The Blair Witch Project” followed by his new film, “Exists,”...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Video Roundtable: Gardner & Young Speak

    Straight from the Source  As Election Day draws near, Frederick Gorilla held a special roundtable discussion that brought Frederick County Executive Candidates Jan Gardner and Blaine Young together for an open, constructive dialogue. The two political adversaries...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Develop-MENTAL: No Reservations

    Marriott Hotel could be just what downtown Frederick needs to boost business, pedestrian traffic, and growth. By Matt Edens   It wasn’t all that surprising when the city’s Downtown Hotel Advisory Committee announced last month that they...

    • Posted September 29, 2014
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  • Photographer Tony Sivilay Captures Humans of Frederick

    Get to Know Photographer Tony Sivilay By Kerri Sheehan In the October/November issue of Gorilla, we sent photographer Tony Sivilay on the streets of Frederick to capture the people that bring personality and pride to Frederick County....

    • Posted September 29, 2014
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