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From motown to modern country, Great Frederick Fair entertainment has something for everyone

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From Staff Reporters From modern country acts and old time cover bands to family entertainment and the sounds of Motown, the 2019 entertainment lineup at the Great Frederick Fair is officially set. According to a recently issued news release, tickets went on sale May 31 online for this year’s fair shows, which include old, new and Americana country, classic and southern rock acts, as well as motorsports and contemporary Christian music performances. The release said a Motown act is also on the agenda for the first time this year. The shows will be held inside the grandstand and concessions will…

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Your 2019 Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

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                By Carissa DiMargo and Miranda Jackson County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unusual contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long. Read on for D.C.-area festivities happening through September: MARYLAND Allegany County Fair  When: July 13-20 Where: Allegany County Fairgrounds (11490 Moss Ave., Cumberland) Fireworks, rides and performances by Tracy Lawrence and LANCO are on the schedule for the Allegany County Fair this year. Concert tickets start at $23 for Tracy Lawrence and $33 for LANCO. Charles…

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Winning in the Rain: Levine, Noffsinger claim Frederick Half-Marathon titles

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Men’s winner Louis Levine (right) of Baltimore crosses the finish line in a heavy downpour Sunday morning prior to Annie Noffsinger of Portland, Oregon breaking the tape to win the women’s race. Levine is a graduate of Thomas Johnson High School, while Noffsinger graduated from Middletown High School. By Bill Cauley Louis Levine had barely cleared the starting line at Sunday’s Frederick Half-Marathon before he established himself as the front-runner—and eventual overall winner—of the race. Levine, a 2014 graduate of Thomas Johnson High School, cruised to an easy win in the featured event of the 17th annual Frederick Running Festival….

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Thousands to converge on Frederick for annual running festival Saturday and Sunday

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By Jeremy Arias The Frederick Running Festival expects to bring as many as 15,000 runners, spectators and supporters to the city between Saturday and Sunday, according to event organizers at a press conference in City Hall on Thursday. While the Twilight 5K Race, which will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, had already sold out with about 2,000 participants as of Thursday, a few spots remained open in the half marathon, scheduled for a 7 a.m. start on Sunday, according to Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises, which took over organizing the festival in 2007. With roughly 4,500 participants signed…

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Get Your Hands Dirty at the Mother Earth News Fair June 1-2

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Nation’s Largest Self-Reliant Event Returns to Frederick FREDERICK, Md., April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR returns to Frederick, Maryland! The event features more than 150 workshops and demonstrations covering the gamut of sustainable living topics, as well as hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their sustainably minded products. The Mother Earth News Fair serves as your passport to money-saving hacks, health-boosting remedies, and environmental strategies from leading experts and entrepreneurs around the country. The FAIR began in 2010 as a way to bring MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine to life. The magazine selected Seven Springs Mountain Resort, a sister company,…

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BOTTOMS UP!

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Bottoms up! Frederick Craft Spirits Festival hosts distillers By CJ Fairfield The Frederick Craft Spirits Festival was held Saturday at the Frederick Fairgrounds. About 300 people attended the event, which hosted 19 distilleries from Frederick County and the surrounding area. The event was sponsored by Uncapped and organized by the Maryland Distilleries Guild. Patrons were able to try out new spirits and learn more about how they’re made, what makes up their profiles and how to use them in hand-crafted cocktails at home. Educational seminars were also offered at the festival where spirit-lovers could learn how to craft the perfect…

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Buddies walk for Down Syndrome awareness, fundraising

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By Cameron Dodd More than a hundred Frederick area residents marched around the fairgrounds Saturday to increase awareness about Down Syndrome and raise funds to support people with the chromosomal condition. The Family Resource Information Education Network for Down Syndrome, or FRIENDS, hosted its 17th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday. The fundraiser supports FRIENDS’ educational programs, scholarships, grants and outreach programs, while connecting families to information and services. “The Buddy Walk helps us raise awareness and acceptance for people with Down Syndrome,” FRIENDS board member and mother of a son with Down Syndrome, Lauri Edwards, said. “I really want the…

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Buddies walk for Down Syndrome awareness, fundraising

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By Cameron Todd More than a hundred Frederick area residents marched around the fairgrounds Saturday to increase awareness about Down Syndrome and raise funds to support people with the chromosomal condition. The Family Resource Information Education Network for Down Syndrome, or FRIENDS, hosted its 17th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday. The fundraiser supports FRIENDS’ educational programs, scholarships, grants and outreach programs, while connecting families to information and services. “The Buddy Walk helps us raise awareness and acceptance for people with Down Syndrome,” FRIENDS board member and mother of a son with Down Syndrome, Lauri Edwards, said. “I really want the…

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School Notes: New bill would let school boards decide school start, end dates

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By Emma Kerr More than two years after Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring Maryland public schools to start after Labor Day, a new bill sponsored by Sen. Paul Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) would leave the calendar decision up to county school boards. A second bill, sponsored by Sen. Nancy King (D-Montgomery), clarifies that a county school board may extend the length of the school year for any reason up to five days beyond June 15 without approval from the state board or any entity. Hogan’s 2016 order was met with a range of community responses in Frederick County,…

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Saltwater fishing expo brings out large crowd ahead of fishing season

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Mason Beach, 7, and his father Chris examine saltwater fishing rods at the 10th annual saltwater fishing expo Saturday at the Frederick Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Frederick Saltwater Anglers. By: CJ Fairfield Hundreds of anglers took to the Frederick Fairgrounds on Saturday to attend the 10th annual Saltwater Fishing Expo. The expo was perfect for the avid fisherman or anyone interested in learning more about the sport. Popular vendors sold bait and tackle, fishing-related art, crabbing supplies, sunglasses and t-shirts, fishing gear and boat accessories. There were also fishing seminars at the expo and boats on display…

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