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20-50-100 Years Ago — July 20

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100 Years Ago July 20, 1917 Indignantly denying that he was intoxicated, Harry Kohlboss, near Dickerson, yesterday afternoon in police court in proving his sobriety to Justice August T. Brust asserted that he had “drunk as many as seventy-five bottles of beer in fourteen hours while he was in his prime without feeling any ill effects.” This evidence was insufficient according to Justice Brust to prove that Kohlboss was sober, and found the accused guilty of operating an automobile while he was under the influence of intoxicants and of assaulting Officer Jacob P. Quinn. Justice Trust fined Kohlboss $25 in…

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Mr. Husband: ‘Plaid On Plaid’

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Mr. Husband is The Great Frederick Fair. Mr. Husband is sonically Brian Wilson. Mr. Husband is aesthetically Bob Seger. Mr. Husband is a contradiction. Mr. Husband is magnetic. Mr. Husband is the closest thing to Father John Misty Frederick will ever see. And most importantly, Mr. Husband is the brainchild of Mr. Kenny Tompkins, one of the best, most inventive, most interesting musical minds this area has to offer. His name may seem familiar to you because of his other projects, most notably the electro-pop outfit New God, as well as being part owner of prominent indie label Yellow K…

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Your 2017 Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

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County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unique contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long. Read on for D.C.-area festivities happening from July to September: THE DISTRICT D.C. “State” Fair When: Sept. 24 Where: Waterfront Metro Station (375 and 425 M streets SW) Enjoy most of the fun of a county fair right in the city. Arts and crafts vendors, a pet parade, contests and food vendors converge for a day of fun to showcase the area’s “agricultural and artistic talents.” The fair’s been held in…

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Frederick Fairgrounds to be site of job fair

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The Frederick Fairgrounds will host a job fair Thursday morning for people looking for a variety of jobs. The Greater Frederick Community Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. Thursday in Building 9 at the Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. The event is free for job applicants. Positions advertised include administrative assistants, communications specialists, guest services, adjunct professors and faculty, admissions representatives, military outreach, marketing, security officers, machine operators, retail, and heavy equipment operators. Contact Reliant Hiring Solutions at 800-572-9041 or email questions to info@relianthiring.com.

At Eid, Muslims celebrate after month of fasting

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Greetings of “Eid Mubarak” and calls to prayer resonated through the large hall at the Frederick Fairgrounds Sunday morning as several hundred Frederick County residents gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the feast of Eid al-Fitr. Tables full of Dunkin’ Donuts doughnuts and coffee lined the walls of the morning’s prayer room. Outside, venders prepared for the Eid carnival by preparing halal food and inflating multiple bounce houses for the kids. All were welcome treats after a month of abstention. In Islam, Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the month following Ramadan, the month during which the…

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3 Doors Down, Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, Lee Brice to play The Great Frederick Fair

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3 Doors Down will kick off the grandstand entertainment at The Great Frederick Fair on Sept. 15. The fair runs Sept. 15 to 23. It’s Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band on Sept. 16; the tractor/truck pull Sept. 18, the popular two-day Demolition Derby with cars on Sept. 19 and trucks, vans and Figure 8 on Sept. 20, and wrapping up is Lee Brice on Sept. 23. Three performers will be announced later and include another country artist on Sept. 17, a classic rock band Sept. 21 and a Christian artist Sept. 22. Tickets for all shows go on sale to…

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Former Great Frederick Fair leader to head international board

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From writing about fairs to running them and now promoting them internationally, one Frederick County woman has blazed a path for agriculture education and passion for local fairs. Becky Brashear, of Thurmont, helped run The Great Frederick Fair for 20 years. She will spend 2017 as chair of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. She will travel across the U.S. and abroad promoting the positive effect fairs have on local economies. Brashear, who is assistant general manager of the Maryland State Fair, grew up in Frederick County and kept her 4-H steer projects at the Frederick Fairgrounds, she said….

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Frederick County Public Schools to open after Labor Day next school year

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Frederick County Public Schools will open after Labor Day next school year, complying with a controversial gubernatorial executive order. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, signed an executive order on Aug. 31, requiring all of Maryland’s public schools to start after Labor Day and end by June 15. Hogan earned the ire of educational leaders and Democratic lawmakers, who accused him of overstepping his legal bounds and disregarding the purview of the local school districts. The Frederick County Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve the 2017-18 calendar. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, the day after…

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Easing of alcohol rules leads talk with county’s legislative delegation

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Bills allowing barbershops to serve alcohol to their patrons and removing or increasing limits on how much beer Flying Dog Brewery can serve at its taproom are on the Frederick County delegation’s radar for the legislative session that starts in January. Those were among the issues raised when the county’s legislative delegation met with residents Saturday morning at Winchester Hall… Maurice Gladhill, treasurer of The Great Frederick Fair, asked the delegation for legislation to protect the fair from historic zoning restrictions, after the City of Frederick considered giving the city’s Historic Preservation Commission authority to review and approve major exterior…

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