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    Gimme Shelter

    8,000 Single Women and Their Children Live Below the Poverty Line in Frederick.  Why Can’t We Do Better? by Two years ago, Ed Hinde of Frederick opened an email and had an awakening. His...

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    Of Charters, Checks and Balances

    Creating Charter Government From Scratch, As Only Frederick County Can by The “buzz-kill” op-ed hit the newsstands two days after Democratic, former Frederick County Commissioner Jan Gardner, to the glee of...

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    Gorilla News: ConnieFab51 Skittles Tournament

    You’re invited! On April 9, join Team Gorilla at our Behind the Cover event at the Weinberg Center in downtown Frederick (20 W. Patrick St.). Have a drink on us, unwind and have some fun! The excitement starts...

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    The Gift of Time

    Love in Action at a Dementia Care Unit   She arrives like clockwork. Every Tuesday and Friday for the last 12 years, Julie Brinkman, a 1988 graduate of Hood College, gives her time to...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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  • Web Exclusive: Splitsville?

    by Just what is going on with the local GOP? In January, it not only saw placard-carrying protestors raising Cain outside a meeting of the county central committee, it also learned of a texted, hissy fit,...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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  • Web Exclusive: Mimi’s Story

    by At 50, Mimi Duvall has made mistakes, she says. Addiction drove her to rehabilitation a few times, but she is holding on and working 40  hours a week at a convenience store. Her husband went to...

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  • Web Exclusive: Helping Students Who Are Homeless

    by Two years ago, Ed Hinde of Frederick opened an email and had an awakening. His epiphany was not necessarily spiritual, but it was profound. A colleague had forwarded a request from Frederick County...

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  • Developmental: Going B.A.N.A.N.A.s

    Coming to Grips with the Impracticality of Not Building Anything by When it comes to smart growth, people often say the dumbest things. Take the case of Motter Square, a project that Buckeye Development has in...

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  • Epicurean: Et Tu, Puddin’?

    Breakfast with a Healthy Serving of Neighborliness at the New Market VFPD by “Pudding?” I ask. A woman places a fresh, hot chaffing dish piled high with what appears to be shredded meat...

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  • PAYING IT FORWARD: From Tragedy, Love

    What Happens When A Horrendous Event Sparks An Unfathomable Act of Kindness by It still doesn’t seem real. The memories of that night don’t seem real. The...

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  • The Great Debate: Death with Dignity or Eroding Moral Absolutes?

    Exploring Two Sides of a  Heart-Wrenching Issue An Argument For by I lost my husband, Jeff Goell, to cancer in 1999. The timeframe from diagnosis to death was 11 months. These months were full of anxiety...

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  • POLITICO: Farewell, Bi-Partisanship

    How the New Guy Can Be Governor to All of Maryland 28 minutes. That’s how long it took to end months of post-election pledges of bi-partisanship and moderation. With one “State of the State” address by newly...

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  • RELATIVITY: Oh, the Injustice

    Why Must Wine-Buying Be Such An Ordeal? by Of all life’s unanswerable questions—how many stars in the sky; how much beta-carotene in a serving of John Boehner—none is as perplexing as this: Why...

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  • YOUR TAKE

    How Would You Like to See Your City and County Leaders Give Back to Your Community? “Get to know the people they’re NOT familiar with, go to the places in the community that make them uncomfortable, and...

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