Wednesday, October 20, 2010

RCS_6287 - OCC Freedom Bike

Paul Teutul, Sr. and Orange County Choppers presents the Freedom Bike to benifit the National Fallen Heroes Memorial in Frederick, Maryland. For video clips see:

Freedom Bike by Orange County Choppers

The Freedom Bike by Orange County Choppers will be unveiled today at 4pm on the parade grounds of Fort Ritchie in Cascade, MD. This to raise money for The National Fallen Heroes Memorial that is to be built north of Frederick, Maryland.

About The National Fallen Heroes Memorial:

Honoring our fallen men and women between Post Vietnam and Current Day Conflicts and Wars for their selfless service in our US Military and paying the Ultimate Sacrifice with their lives.

Our young men and women joined the United States Military to serve their country and to honor the American Flag and all that it represents. These brave soldiers not only gave the lives that they were living, but gave up the lives they would have lived.

To those who have fought for our country, freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know. They gave up everything for our country, for our freedom, for us. And all we can do is remember.

The National Fallen Heroes Memorial will be built on more than 600,000 sq. ft (15 acres) in Frederick, Maryland.

Your donations will not alleviate the pain of the loss of our Fallen Heroes, but will memorialize the sacrifice of their lives for your freedom in the United States of America.

Please make your donations payable to:

National Fallen Heroes Memorial, Inc.
P.O. Box 1236
Frederick, MD 21702

Monday, October 18, 2010

An Evening on the Riviera

Frederick, Maryland – The planning committee of the 14th annual An Evening on the Riviera, the area’s premier charity food and wine extravaganza, is pleased to announce that this year’s event was a huge success. Over 400 guests attended the event which showcases the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, wine cellars, and entertainment.

“We extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who has helped make this event so spectacular. We couldn’t do it without the enthusiasm and support of the event sponsors, restaurants, caterers, wineries, microbreweries, table top designers, auction donors, and of course, the guests,” says event chairperson Heidi Horine.

This year’s Best Savory Dish first and second place winners were The Comus Inn and Canapes, respectively. The Comus Inn was also the 2009 Best Savory winner. The first place winner of the Delectable Dessert award was The Perfect Truffle, and the second place award was given to Hollow Creek Golf Club. First place for Best Creative Display was awarded to Gourmet With Paula Catering, while second place was awarded to Home at Braddock Inn.

To the 9s received the Tabletop Design award for their elegant double tiered candle lit floral display set in a Roman-style urn accented with fresh grapes. Owner, Matt Aspey, has selected Hospice of Frederick County as the beneficiary of the $500 award.

The An Evening on the Riviera committee would also like to congratulate the lucky VOLT raffle winners, Karen Beck and Linda Biagioni. Each will receive a two-hour cooking lesson for six people with Chef Bryan Voltaggio followed by lunch in the Chef’s Dining Room at VOLT.

The organizing committee for An Evening on the Riviera is proud that, once again, 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to Frederick County non-profit organizations. This year’s beneficiaries are The Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County and The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County.

Don’t miss out on next year’s fun! Mark your calendars now for the 15th annual An Evening on the Riviera which will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011.

Frederick Police Department Citizens Police Academy

On Saturday October 16th, 2010 the Frederick Police Department held the Practical Scenario/Graduation Presentation of the 18th Citizens Police Academy. During this day, graduates took part in simulated scenario based traffic stops and call for services exercises using the instruction and techniques taught during the program. Graduates also took part in a firearm safety class and had the opportunity to handle and shoot several different types of firearms. At the conclusion of the day, graduates received certificates of completion.

The Citizens Police Academy is a ten (10) week program designed to educate participants on the many facets of the law enforcement field which includes laws of arrest, DUI/DWI enforcement, search and seizure, use of force, and much more. It also informed the participants of the makeup of the Frederick Police Department and the community it serves. If you are interested in learning more about the program or the next class, please contact Cpl. Jay Brown at 301-600-3914 or email at

Friday, October 8, 2010


Celebrate Frederick is looking for talented, skilled volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and to staff its event and operating committees. The mission statement of the organization is to “work in partnership with the City of Frederick in the planning and implementation of special events and activities to offer the community a shared cultural experience.”

“This is the first time we have gone out to the entire community to seek participation on this broad a level,” said Amy Riley, special events manager for City of Frederick. “Our philosophy is openness and inclusiveness, and we invite everyone to participate. What better way to get involved in your community, to meet new friends, and to have fun planning Frederick’s most popular events!”

The Board of Directors skillfully provides direction, management, strategic planning and leadership to the organization and its event committees. Celebrate Frederick produces fourteen annual events in the City of Frederick each year, with signature events including Frederick’s 4th-An Independence Day Celebration, Summer Concert Series in Baker Park and In the Street.

The open positions and terms of office are as follows.

Board of Directors (two year-terms): Three (3) positions
Event Co-Chairs (one to two-year term):

Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour
Summer Concert Series
Summerfest Family Theatre
The Holidays in Historic Frederick
Festival of Lights
Children’s Weekend
Marketing Committee
Volunteer Committee

The organization has openings for volunteers on all event committees not listed above, including Frederick’s 4th - An Independence Day Celebration; In the Street; the Candlelight House Tour; and the Kris Kringle Procession. In addition, Celebrate Frederick has a special need for people to serve on the Volunteer Committee. “We’re looking for talent, commitment, and a diversity that represents our entire community,” said Peggy Dufour, president of the Board of Directors. “If you want to serve, we have a place for you.”

For those interested to serve, please contact Ms. Jacque Brown, Nominations Committee Chair at or Amy Riley, at . Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 22, 2010.

For more information about Celebrate Frederick please visit our website at or by calling 301-600-2845.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ramos-Lucas, Juventino - Arrest

On yesterday’s date, 10-06-10, at approximately 2015 hours OFC Wheeler responded to the area of Hickory Hills apartments in order to make contact with a female victim who alleged she had just been forcibly raped by a male acquaintance. OFC Wheeler, along with assistance from the Criminal Investigations Division, was able to interview the victim and determine that the suspect was Juventino Ramos-Lucas. Mr. Ramos-Lucas was located at his residence. After collecting evidence and at the conclusion of interviews with the suspect, he was subsequently charged with rape. The victim did not suffer serious physical injury and was released from FMH. The suspect was taken to the Central Booking Unit of the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he had his initial bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner, who set his bond at $750,000.00

Ramos-Lucas, Juventino - CHARGES: 4 Rape and related Sexual Offense charges, 1 cound of 2nd degree Assault.

Blaine Young and Kai Hagen on

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nancy Bodmer of Bodmer's Pottery explains the process of making a Commemorative Gift Plate

Nancy Bodmer - owner of Bodmer's Pottery
For over 32 years, Nancy Bodmer has been making commemorative plates as gifts for weddings, births, anniversaries, new homes, family trees and more. Here, she explains the commemorative plate making process.
First , I wedge, weigh and make the plate on my potter's wheel. Then create the design using an ancient technique called sgraffito, where I carve away the slip to allow the red clay to be the wording/outline. Next is decorating the plate with color, a clear glaze and then in the kiln it fires for 8 hours at almost 2000 degrees. Voila, the finished product. As a former dental hygienist I enjoy the detail work but much prefer clay over saliva. For the past 32 years, artistry leads the way in my chosen profession.
Please visit my website to place an order at