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  • 150 Years Later: The Battle that Saved Washington

    By Brendan Raleigh The Battle of Monocacy, known by many historians as “The Battle that Saved Washington,” will celebrate its 150th anniversary next week. On July 9, 1864, in Frederick’s very own backyard, Union Gen. Lew Wallace...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Frederick Seeks Civility in “Rally for Good Government”

    By Brendan Raleigh Photos Courtesy of Brendan Raleigh The first election for the newly created position of Frederick County Executive is just around the corner, and the citizens of Frederick are making sure that their voices are...

    • Posted June 17, 2014
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  • Farm-to-Fork Frederick brings local food to the table

    By Brendan Raleigh Photos courtesy of Farm-to-Fork Frederick “Where Does Our Food Come From?” This was the question posed by Miriam Nasuti when she first watched the Emmy award-winning documentary, “Food Inc.,” which set out to expose...

    • Posted June 16, 2014
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  • Running for Zack

    By Brendan Raleigh There are few people from Frederick who have had their legacies celebrated worldwide like Zack Warfield. Born in Frederick but raised in Woodsboro, Md., Zack passed away at 35 in July 2011. Every year...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • Join the Area’s Best at Gettysburg Fest

      Five action-packed days, more than 50 live performances on seven stages, and seven art shows—you’re a rotten banana if you’re not looking forward to the 7th annual Gettysburg Fest. Our gang of gorillas is gearing up...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • From the Team: Creative Director

    In 2012, Graphcom Inc. acquired Frederick Gorilla magazine. Personally, I was very excited when the opportunity came about. My professional career began in Frederick and I will always consider Frederick my home away from home. The Gorilla gave me...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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    Human Bonding

    By G.M. Corrigan Photos by Seth Freeman For many, it’s likely the antics and extractions of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” are emblematic of the bail bonds industry. In reality, however, thebustling, if famously garish, business of assuring an alleged offender’s...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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    Frederick County’s GOP

    By Lori Rypka Photos by Casey Martin Winston Churchill may have been preaching the gospel of politics when he said this. But would he say the same today? Politics can be gentlemanly, or it can get downright...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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    Future of Frederick’s Trash Still Uncertain

    By Sherry Greenfield Illustrations by Elia Filippone In the last near-decade, 1,493,624 tons of Frederick County garbage have gone to landfills in Pennsylvania and Virginia—hauled by 40-foot tractor-trailers and dumped there at a cost of almost $84...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • For Whom The Bells Toll

     By Magin Lasov-Gregg Photos by Casey Martin  On the first and third Sundays of each month, John Widmann unlocks the wooden doors at the base of the Joseph D. Baker Bell Tower. He climbs a 50-step spiral...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • Taking Action to End Poverty

    By Jennifer Dougherty  The Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA)—the county’s federally designated agency to assist disadvantaged and low-income people—is not doing its job and needs to be fixed. For decades, the important work of assisting the needy...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • Raw Bar Redux

    By Pattee Brown Photos by Erick Gibson Once a mecca for live music, local talent, and great independent bands, downtown Frederick has changed into a local dance party and DJ scene. On any weekend night, you’ll often...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • While City Hall Fiddles…

    By Matt Edens It’s been three years since I wrote a feature story for the Gorilla about the debate over blighted properties and what to do about them. And three years later, the debate still rages while...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • Legalizing Marijuana in Maryland (Dope or Nope?)

    Photos by Misty James DOPE OR NOPE? PERSPECTIVE OF J. CHARLES (CHARLIE) SMITH III J. Charles (Charlie) Smith III has been a state’s attorney in Frederick County Since 2007. He Previously served as deputy state’s attorney from...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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