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Frederick Weddings Expo hooks up those getting hitched with area vendors

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Tracey Watson, Kelly Martin and Bev Shelton speak with and try cake samples from Staci Finney, of Sugar Bakers Cakes. Martin is planning a wedding for October 2018. Pamela Bell arranges the framed photographs in her booth at the Frederick Fairgrounds on Sunday morning. Bell, a Tuscarora Elementary School first-grade teacher who moonlights as a wedding photographer, is nervous, she said, as she waits for shopping engaged couples and potential clients to view samples of the work she has produced over the past five years operating Pamela Renee Photography. “This is my first big wedding expo,” Bell said. “I’ve done…

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Beverly Hubble – Obituary

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Beverly J. Wachter “Bev” Hubble, 79, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Johns Hopkins from complications of recently diagnosed bladder cancer. She was the daughter of the late Mehrle N. and Catherine E. Wolfe Wachter. Her husband, Byron L. Hubble, predeceased her in 1995. In her words, the Lord blessed her with two children, a favorite son, Kenley T. Hubble (Doris Myers) and a favorite daughter, Colby D. Hubble (Jimmy Summers, Jr). She is also survived by three grandsons, Nolan, Holden and Cayden Hubble, all of Ijamsville; a sister, Shirley Halsey, of Ocean City, MD; sister-in-law, Joyce Hubble, of…

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6 things to know for the week of Oct. 23

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Living with HIV. Vaughn Ripley, one of the longest living survivors of HIV, will share his story of perseverance despite living with the virus, hemophilia and hepatitis C. He has been a published author, certified personal trainer, triathlete, marathon runner, accomplished rock climber, mountaineer, successful business man and entrepreneur. The talk is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 106 W. Church St., Frederick. Advance registration is encouraged. For more details, call 240-215-5017 or email mwaalkes@frederickcountymd.gov. Hey, Mayor! Have a question or comment for Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement? The mayor hosts a Talk to the Mayor Tuesday…

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Community health fair set for Oct. 28 in Frederick

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FREDERICK, Md. — The 10th annual free community health fair sponsored by the Asian American Center of Frederick will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. in Frederick. The event, produced in conjunction with Frederick Memorial Hospital, draws more than 1,000 attendees of all ages each year. Volunteers from the area’s medical and nonprofit communities, service clubs and churches join to provide a wide array of services, including flu shots; glucose, cholesterol and Hepatitis B screenings; oral, eye and specialist exams; groceries; and free health insurance enrollment assistance….

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Nasal flu vaccine ruled ineffective by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Shot-sensitive patients will have fewer options this flu season after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled its recommendation of FluMist, a nasal vaccine manufactured by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The news arrived amid heightened concerns over a particularly bad 2017-2018 flu season. In the past few months, the CDC noted higher-than-normal activity of H3N2 influenza viruses in Australia and southern Africa, prompting speculation that the disease could also hit harder in the United States. Nationwide, the agency also noted more than 51 swine flu infections among humans, including several cases in Frederick County after people were infected with…

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Toddler hospitalized by swine flu returns home

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On Wednesday, Johnny Cook looked like any other 17-month-old. His mother, Britney Spicer, smoothed his hair, which had scrunched up during his nap, as he slowly warmed up to the new people in the room. Soon, a big smile spread across his face, revealing his first baby teeth. A week earlier, though, doctors were worried the swelling in his throat would cause his airway to close after eight days on a ventilator at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., batting bacterial pneumonia and swine flu. “It was a pretty big scare for all of us,” Spicer said. Johnny is…

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Pigs go home after quarantine lifted at The Great Frederick Fair

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A pair of piglets at the fairgrounds on Friday were significantly bigger and several pounds heavier than they were when they arrived at The Great Frederick Fair in mid-September. But the animals were also finally cleared to go home after a decision from the Animal Health section of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. “[Assistant Chief of Animal Health] Dr. Janine Davenport walked through the barn yesterday and determined the quarantine could be lifted,” state veterinarian Michael Radebaugh said Friday in a phone interview. “The pigs had bright, alert responses — you could see that they’re eating, they’re breathing normally. Basically,…

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Quarantine set to end with no new cases of swine flu reported in pigs in Frederick County

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All the pigs in quarantine at the Frederick Fairgrounds are eating normally and free of fevers. Meanwhile, a Mount Airy toddler, who was diagnosed with swine flu after visiting the fair last month, is also improving. The end is in sight, according to state veterinarian Michael Radebaugh. He expects the quarantine at the fairgrounds to be lifted at the end of the week. “We’re slowly rounding the bend here, and I can see the end of the road,” Radebaugh said Tuesday. As of Monday, the Maryland Department of Health had reported 37 presumptive and confirmed human cases of swine influenza…

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Holstein Named Supreme Champion at Frederick Fair

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FREDERICK, Md. — Dairy cattle judge Josh Sanders liked what he saw Sept. 22 as he judged the final competitors for supreme champion at this year’s Great Frederick County Fair dairy show. “This is just a beautiful display of cattle, and for a county fair just tremendous quality in all the breeds,” Sanders said. “At most state fairs you won’t see a lineup like you see here.” Sanders chose the Holstein senior champion, Knob View Atwood Kaylyn ET, owned by Richard Kepler, as supreme female. Lazy M Aint Love Grand ET, an Ayrshire, won junior supreme. All of the champion cattle…

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