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Family show new addition to Great Frederick Fair grandstand lineup

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The Great Frederick Fair continues to broaden its grandstand entertainment from just country music, to adding classic rock, then Christian artists, and, for 2018, a family show. Ventriloquist Darci Lynne, winner of “America’s Got Talent,” will headline this year’s family show. She wowed the judges, and America, with her singing and ventriloquism. “Many factors play into the securement of the lineup,” from tour schedules to venue size, said Karen Crum Nicklas, executive assistant of The Great Frederick Fair. “Darci Lynne seemed like a good fit for this year! We have been working on diversifying the lineup to the best of…

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Brown Swiss calf sale returns to Frederick for 44th year

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Topping the 2017 Mid Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf sale was the consignment of Cindy Warner was purchased for $9,000 by Emily Heffner, Hagerstown and Nate Goldenberg, Texas. The calf was named the 2017 Reserve All American Fall Calf. Top pedigree Brown Swiss calves will return to the Frederick Fairgrounds on Saturday for the 44th Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf Sale. The annual sale attracts some of the best Brown Swiss in the country. Last year’s top-selling heifer went on to win Reserve All-American Fall Calf and another was selected for the top All-American Winter Calf title, said Cindy Warner, Maryland Brown Swiss…

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Brown Swiss calf sale returns to Frederick for 44th year

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Topping the 2017 Mid Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf sale was the consignment of Cindy Warner was purchased for $9,000 by Emily Heffner, Hagerstown and Nate Goldenberg, Texas. The calf was named the 2017 Reserve All American Fall Calf.   Top pedigree Brown Swiss calves will return to the Frederick Fairgrounds on Saturday for the 44th Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf Sale. The annual sale attracts some of the best Brown Swiss in the country. Last year’s top-selling heifer went on to win Reserve All-American Fall Calf and another was selected for the top All-American Winter Calf title, said Cindy Warner, Maryland Brown…

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Country, classic rock, Christian artists to headline GFF grandstand entertainment

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An American flag waves in the foreground with the fair midway rides and three of downtown’s historic spires in background at The Great Frederick Fair. Country music artist Gary Allan will kick off the grandstand entertainment at The Great Frederick Fair in September. Allan, whose hits include “Watching Airplanes,” “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” and “Nothing On but the Radio,” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. The classic rock show will feature John Kay & Steppenwolf (“Born to Be Wild,” “Magic Carpet Ride” and “Rock Me”) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15; and new country artist Brett Young (“In Case…

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Quilting more than a hobby for Frederick County’s court clerk

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Sandra Dalton, clerk of the Circuit Court in Frederick County, works at her sewing machine on a quilt in her Walkersville home recently. By Kelsi Loos For Clerk of the Circuit Court Sandra Dalton, quilting is more than just a craft, it’s a way to express her creativity, reduce stress and do something for others. “You’re building memories,” Dalton said. “A lot of love goes into making a quilt.” Dalton’s current project will be a gift for her co-worker Sharon Boyer in memory of Boyer’s brother, John Seachrist Jr., who died from cancer in October 2011. Seachrist, a church organist…

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Frederick County schools to close on Yom Kippur

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By Allen Etzler Schools will be closed on Yom Kippur and Election Day during the 2018-2019 school year. The Frederick County Board of Education backtracked on its proposed calendar late Wednesday night and instead approved the original recommended calendar brought to them by the calendar committee. The accepted calendar combines Fair Day and Yom Kippur on the same dates, as opposed to having the traditional Fair Friday. Board member Ken Kerr said he even though he wanted to have Fair Friday, the calendar just didn’t have enough days to make that possible. “We just can’t make it work. Whenever we…

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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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