The Cullen Redemption

  • It’s Game On with Gorilla!

    Frederick Gorilla partners with FISC to deliver messaging to the masses! We’re staking another claim to Frederick’s urban jungle — and getting toned in the process, too. Frederick Gorilla and the Frederick Indoor Sports Center (FISC) recently announced...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • “HeART” of Heartly House Event on May 8th

    By Alexis Grant Heartly House invites the public to its annual Affair of the Heart event, cleverly named “The HeART of Heartly House.” This year, Heartly House has reached out to artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces that...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Ft. Detrick Holds Public Safety Expo

    How safe (or not) are Fort Detrick’s high-containment labs?  What happens if something goes wrong? How do researchers keep it safe? If you want to know, come to the Public Health and Safety EXPO and open house...

    • Posted April 10, 2014
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  • An 83 Year-Old Honey Badger Named Walter

    By Pattee Brown and G.M. Corrigan Photos by Matt Sprague     Pound-for-pound Africa’s most fearless animal, according to Guinness, the honey badger is the “800-pound gorilla” of the tenacious, small carnivore set—a trait that, further up the...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Speak Softly and Carry a Big Script

    By Jennifer Dougherty Photos by Matt Sprague Say nothing. If you say anything, say it softly. If you say it softly, don’t add anything else. Stick to the script. The voters of Frederick County are in for...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Rants & Raves

    SKITTLES, ANYONE? No, not the candy – the GAME! After 10-year hiatus, this local tournament pits charity against charity in an NCAA-style bracketed competition. Participation requires a $50 charitable donation that has the potential to bring thousands...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Our Greatest Needs

    Each year, The Community Foundation of Frederick County gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to strengthen and support our local community. Community Foundation grantmakers, who surely enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling they get when distributing funds,...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Habitat…For Humanity

    By Matt Edens “We are never going to save the rural places or the agricultural places or the wild and scenic places (or the wild species that dwell there) unless we identify the human habitat and then...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Increasing the Minimum Wage: Boon

    By Karen Young Photos by Matt Sprague Economists and proponents of increasing the minimum wage agree that this action will decrease poverty. Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would reduce the number of people...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Increasing the Minimum Wage: Doom

    By Kelly Schultz    Photos by Matt Sprague  I am opposed to the Governor’s proposal to  raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and have been fairly outspoken about my opposition mainly because of one very...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    Heroin is the New Cocaine

    By Sherry Greenfield Photos by Andrew Murdock The picture of a heroin user has long been associated with inner-city populations, the poor, the unemployed, and extreme drug addicts who shoot up at any cost to their dignity...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Blue Angel, Dare Devil

    By Magin Lasov GreggPhotos by Noel Kline When the engines of his Lockheed Martin C-130 T Hercules kick into high gear and Marine Captain A.J. Harrell ascends skyward toward a culminating speed of 400 miles per hour,...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    The Cullen Redemption

    By G.M. CorriganPhotos by Casey Martin  In a local take on the “never say die” theme touted in the 1994 prison-escape film, “The Shawshank Redemption,” Sabillasville’s once-heckled Victor Cullen Center for delinquent youth—adversely closed in 2002, but...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    Water Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Tax

    By Maggie Wolff Peterson  Illustrations by Elia Filippone    Consider a raindrop. As every schoolchild taking earth sciences is taught, the geologic water cycle is an elegant and uncomplicated system that transports both liquids and solids from sky...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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