Tuesday, June 29, 2010
New Business Certificate Programs Announced
Emmitsburg, MD – Mount St. Mary’s University School of Business announces two new graduate business certificate programs: Organizational Development and Project Management. These programs will be offered beginning in the fall of 2010, with courses held at the Center for Professional and Continuing Studies located in Frederick, MD. All certificate credits can be applied towards a Mount MBA.
“We developed these certificate programs specifically to meet the workforce demand within the business community of greater Frederick, Maryland,” says Dr. William Forgang, dean of the School of Business. “We worked with business leaders, determined the need and saw how the Mount, with its 35 years of specializing in graduate level business courses, was a perfect venue to create these much-needed programs.”
The Organizational Development Program consists of 5 graduate-level courses focusing on skills to improve your organization’s effectiveness and to develop employees at every level. Courses cover individual assessment, identifying and analyzing an organization’s culture and production of realistic outcomes.
Jill Sugden, director of human resources at SAIC-Frederick, Inc. states the Organizational Development Program fills a gap that Human Resource departments often find in the industry. “Many HR departments are involved in supporting organizational effectiveness through the provision of internal consulting, team building, coaching and facilitation services within their organizations. The Mount’s program is directly related to this effort. It fulfills the need for Human Resources practitioners and others to develop skills in the OD arena that can be directly applied within organizations.”
The Project Management Program Certificate, also a 5-course, graduate level offering, focuses on effective project management including leadership roles, best practices and risk management. This certificate program will help to prepare the certificate holder for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional exam, often requested by federal agencies.
“Government and commercial organizations are continually striving to improve efficiency and effectiveness in today’s lean and competitive environment. Project management discipline and maturity are proven components for reaching these goals,” says Dr. Frank Eichorn, president of Eichorn Consulting. “The value of project management education and certification has dramatically increased and is a frequent requirement on many contracts.”
For more information on the Mount School of Business certificate programs visit www.msmary.edu/mba or call 301-447-5326.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
RCS_5489 - Miss Maryland 2010 - Lindsay Staniszewski, originally uploaded by CraigShipp.com Photos - Events / People / Places.
Lindsay Staniszewski, Miss Montgomery County, has been crowned the new Miss Maryland. Staniszewski from Edgewater, Maryland will receive a $10,000 scholarship and other gifts. She also will represent Maryland at the Miss America pageant.
Mary Teal Mulligan of Williamsport, Miss Hagerstown Outstanding Teen, was named Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen 2010.
For videos see: www.washingtoncounty.com/Miss_Maryland_Thursday_2010-a-15...
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
June 22, 2010, Frederick, MD- Come out and sample Frederick’s finest chili at this year’s 27th annual Independence Day celebration!
Presented by Weis Markets and WFMD radio, the chili cook-off will be located by the main stage area in Baker Park. Set up will begin at 8:30 am and sampling will start at 1pm. All visitors can taste the one-of-a-kind chili selections for only, $10.00. Judging by our elite panel of chili experts will take place at 3pm and awards will follow. Prizes will be given for best tasting chili, people’s favorite and best decorated table. Come check out the patriotic table decorations and taste savory and creative chili of Frederick’s best cooks. Some featured participants in this year’s competition are
Huntress Deb with her white chicken chili
Team cool chili serving classic chili con carne
Seven Shades preparing a unique take on classic chili
Black Dog Texas Chili serving sweet Texas style chili
5 Alarms making a creative version of this dish with ingredients like beer and cocoa
Richard’s Chili promising chili so spicy you’ll sweat
Black Mamba Chili using diced steak, tomato, onion, peppers and more
Kaki Green River Chili preparing a Mexican chili verde
The variety at this year’s competition is sure to satisfy the chili cravings of all visitors. The competition has registered 15 cook-off competitors. For details about competition regulations and future participation visit www.celebratefrederick.com or contact the Office of Special Events at 301-600-2841.
The annual Fourth of July Celebration presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc. would not be possible without the continual support of its corporate sponsors. This year’s Spires sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, WFRE, and WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Bud Light, Clym Environmental Services and Frederick Magazine. Their generous support makes this event possible.
For more information, please call the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website www.CelebrateFrederick.com.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The following was received via e-mail and hand delivery from Mike Cady:
Please be advised of my [Mike Cady photo right with Kent Courtney] announcement to register as a candidate for the Orphans’ Court for Frederick County, Maryland. Some may be confused as to the purpose and duties of the Orphans’ Court.
The Orphans’ Court consists of three elected judges who are responsible for the supervision of estates that must go through probate. They may also appoint guardians for the person and property of minors (under age of eighteen). The Orphan’s Court convenes several times a week to conduct formal hearings involving estate and guardianship disputes and rule on petitions regarding them.
Having served as Vice President of the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners from 2002 to 2006, I feel both qualified and prepared to serve the county in this capacity. As a Commissioner, I was involved in numerous administrative and quasi-judicial hearings, and presided over many of them. In addition to my duties as a Commissioner, I also actively served as Commissioner Liaison to the:
Adult Public Guardianship Board
Child Advocacy Center
Substance Abuse Council
Commission on Disabilities
Coalition for the Homeless
Board of Education
Parks & Recreation Commission
Weinberg Center for the Arts
For more information, please contact Mike Cady.
SAY WHAT! By Mike Cady
We are one step closer to Socialized Medicine!
Yes, it is true; with the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as ObamaCare) our country moved one monster step closer to having socialized medicine. However, the socialization of our health care delivery and finance system did not start with President Obama. In fact, for the past sixty-four years, our government (at every level) steadily worked toward the elimination of the “fee for service” payment system and doctor / patient relationship we once knew and valued.
To better understand how we got to where we are today, a brief review of key legislation may be helpful.
Hill-Burton Act (The Hospital Survey & Construction Act of 1946) - The Act provided federal grants and guaranteed loans to improve the physical plant of the nation’s hospital system. Money was designated to the states to achieve 4.5 beds per 1,000 people. Facilities that received Hill-Burton funding had to adhere to several requirements that included the provision of free care. The cost of such services was then built into hospital rates for others to pay.
Social Security Act (Title XVIII and XIX) in 1967, Medicare was implemented. It provides comprehensive health care services to disabled citizens and those 65 and older provided they are otherwise eligible for Social Security benefits. While providing needed coverage to a huge population, Medicare also controls participating physicians’ fees, length of hospital stays and what treatment may be rendered. Starting the following year, Medicaid was initiated in many states (including Maryland). It provides limited services to indigent families with greater government imposed restrictions on health care providers than Medicare.
Health Services Cost Review Commission In 1974, Maryland was one of the first states to enact a cost review commission. The Commission sets the rates that hospitals charge.
Health System Agency(HAS) In 1975, a HSA that served a specific geographic region was delegated a role in determining whether the state will approve an application for a new or converted, expanded, or otherwise significantly modified health facility. In other words, the state government controlled if a hospital could expand or modernize, and what services it may offer its community.
With these legislative initiatives came an abundance of allied groups that added layers of bureaucracy to the delivery of health care services and further imposed upon the doctor / patient relationship. They included: Utilization Review Committees, Medical Care Foundations, Peer Review Committees, Quality Assurance Programs, etc. However, for the past twenty-five years, the health care system was void of any additional major government intrusion into our health care. In fact, with the passage of HIPAA (Health Information Privacy Act), the government guaranteed that our medical history would be protected and shared only with entities we expressly approved. In this electronic era, this legislation was sorely needed.
Then came ObamaCare. On March 23 of this year, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Beware, the more endearing the title of legislation, the more suspect it is. The question asked and not yet answered is, affordable for whom – probably not the taxpayers or employers. In the words of Kathleen Sebelius (Secretary of Health & Human Services), ObamaCare “will provide you and your family greater savings and increased quality health care”. If this turns out to be true, to my knowledge it will be the first federal entitlement program to achieve such lofty goals. Certainly, Medicare and Medicaid missed this mark since health care costs have escalated faster than any other industry since their inception.
It is very difficult to wrap your arms around the ObamaCare Program and succinctly define its components. Core concepts include:
All individuals will be required to obtain health care coverage or pay penalties. Empolyer provided coverage will generally meet this requirement.
Lower income will receive a credit or voucher to help pay for health insurance.
Employers currently offering health insurance can elect to continue offering coverage as long as their plans meet certain minimum requirements.
Employers electing to not offer qualifying coverage will be subject to additional taxes. Exceptions will be made for small businesses.
As we all know, the devil is in the detail. Here are just a few concerns that you may wish to monitor to ensure that you do not end up with less coverage for more money.
Lose your current insurance and doctor - CNN reported that some large employers may drop their current health care plans they now offer their respective employees because ObamaCare makes it much cheaper for these employers to convert their employees into the government controlled health exchanges and pay a penalty for not insuring them.
Children covered up to age 26 – Most insurance coverage covers children up to the age of 19 or up to 25 if they are a full-time student or disabled. However, ObamaCare extends coverage of children up to age 26, regardless of student status. As a result, just from this provision, insurance rates will increase a minimum of one percent. Associated Press reported that it will cost $3,380 for each adult dependent in 2011.
Physician owned hospitals will suffer – Frederick County is blessed with a single outstanding hospital (Frederick Memorial) and its complete system that provides outpatient laboratory, radiology, surgical, physical therapy, home health and other services. This is very unique as most communities rely on a variety of facilities, including physician owned hospitals. Under ObamaCare, physician owned hospitals are subjected to restrictive regulations that include a ban on expansion, limitations on new investments, additional reporting requirements and fines for failure to comply with new transparency rules that apply only to them.
Shortage of physicians, especially general practitioners – Obamacare does absolutely nothing to address doctors’ ever growing and legitimate concerns about the cost of malpractice insurance, substantially low reimbursement rates for government sponsored programs, and the never ending paper-work required of them. The results of which may drive more general doctors out of their offices like we have already witnessed in some specialties (e.g., OB / Gyn).
Employers may be fined for providing current coverage – Under ObamaCare, employers may be fined for not providing their employees with what the government defines as an appropriate level of coverage. According to Mercer (a human resource consultancy) “38% of the nation’s employers have at least some employees for whom coverage would be considered unaffordable under the newly enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. So, what do they do to avoid penalties? One option is to cancel their current high-end coverage and go with the ObamaCare option with fewer benefits. However, because all of the regulations are not yet promulgated, many details are not yet know.
Thus, the debate about the delivery and financing of our national health care system is not over. The enactment of ObamaCare was Phase one and two phases remain to be formed. The next two phases are how the state and local governments will reform health care in their jurisdictions. These debates will provide all of us with an opportunity to let our thoughts be known and impact the outcome.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration
June 16, 2010, Frederick, MD- Celebrate Frederick presents the 27th annual Independence Day Celebration on Sunday July 4th, from noon till dusk, in Baker Park, Frederick, MD. This years live entertainment variety is sure to please all listeners and will continue throughout the day’s festivities. There will be three stages featuring various entertainments including the Main Stage, Country Stage, and Bandshell areas.
Shane Gamble: The main stage entertainment will begin at 12:45pm, featuring Shane Gamble. Gamble provides a refreshing and engaging rock/pop performance. He is known for his soulful and melodic songs. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, he began to play the guitar at age 5 and has developed his musical career creating original and self produced albums. Gamble has released three albums to date. His songs have a mix of rock and blues with an acoustic originality. Be sure to catch this performance in hopes of a preview of his upcoming album release, fall 2010. For a taste Shane Gamble’s music and more information about performances visit www.shanegamble.com.
Vinyl Rhino: From 3:00 to 4:30 pm Baltimore’s own Vinyl Rhino will take over the main stage. The five musicians that have come together to form this Rock cover band feature songs by popular artists like Pearl Jam, Led Zepellin, and Van Halen. The show is sure to include exciting hits that bring back the memories of your youth. To preview their music visit their website at www.vinylrhino.com.
Kelly Bell Band: At 5:15, the Kelly Bell Band will take the main stage. Returning to Frederick to share their Phat Blues lyrics, Kelly Bell Band is a unique performance that takes the classic blues style and transforms into their own. The band adds a touch of funk and passion to each performance. They have been named, The “Best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region” for the past nine years, along with having features in music magazines like Blues Revue Magazine. Their performances are known to inspire an energy and groove that is contagious throughout the whole audience. For more reviews and information about the Kelly Bell Band visit www.phatblues.com.
WFRE Country Stage
Jerrod Niemann: Beginning at 1:30pm the country stage will kick off with Kansas raised Jerrod Niemann. Inspired by country song performers like Lefty Frizzell and Conway Twitty, Niemann has written songs for stars like Garth Brooks resulting in top 40 hits. He is sure to provide a strong country performance that will start the day off right. Go online to www.jrod.net to get a glimpse of this opening performer.
Josh Thompson: 4pm will bring one of country’s newest performers, Josh Thompson, to the stage. With his first album release in February 2010, Thompson has already been involved in tours featuring top chart artists like Brad Paisley and Derks Bentley. Catch a preview of this rising country star at www.joshthompsonofficial.com.
Lee Brice: At 7pm Lee Brice, Country’s top chart performer, will be taking the stage. Having co-written songs for country stars like Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks, Brice is probably best known for his recent top 15 chart hit, “Love Like Crazy.” This country performance will surely liven up the crowd. Visit www.leebrice.com for a snapshot of what to look forward to on the 4th.
The Bandshell entertainment will begin the day’s celebration with the opening ceremonies, starting at noon. This stage will feature live children’s entertainment throughout the day, including the Kountry K-9 Show and Mr. Brown the Clown. At 2:45pm help select the best patriotic attire in the Best Patriotic Dressed Competition. Children are sure to have a great time with the various performers at the Bandshell. From 8pm till fireworks begin, the Spires Brass Band will begin an instrumental performance that will inspire an appreciation for the art of a traditional English Brass band. This will be the band’s 16th year of Frederick performances and is sure to be one of their most outstanding performances to date.
The annual Fourth of July Celebration would not be possible without the continual support of its corporate sponsors. This year’s Spires sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, WFRE, and WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Bud Light, Clym Environmental Services and Frederick Magazine. Their generous support makes this event possible.
For more information, please call the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website www.CelebrateFrederick.com.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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Monday, June 14, 2010
Blaine Young rides a bike from Brown's Liquor Beer Wine & Deli to the Frederick Motor Company as a result of a $100 bet!
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Daisy Duke with the General Lee at Fredneck Night 2010, originally uploaded by CraigShipp.com Photos - Events / People / Places.
Daisy Duke and the General Lee joined Yellow Cab of Frederick and the US Army to sponsor the second annual Fredneck Night with the Keys! For video see: www.frederick.com/Keys_Fredneck_Night_2010-a-1519.html
Event assistance is needed in the following areas: Amusement Ticket Sales, Information Booth, Chili-Cook Off and Event Set-Up.
In addition, volunteers are needed to be a part of the largest audience survey project ever undertaken by a non-profit in Frederick County. Sponsored by an Ausherman Family Foundation grant, Celebrate Frederick’s survey volunteers will help the organization gain valuable information about the who, what, where and why of the 4th of July event.
Peggy Dufour, President of Celebrate Frederick, shares “This first-of-a-kind effort will help us understand who our audience is, where they came from, what they like about our events, and how we can make them better. We’re looking for a high performance survey team of volunteers to help on any of all of our fifteen events.” As part of Celebrate Frederick’s community outreach, survey results will be made available free of charge to all non-profit groups in the County to support their marketing programs.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate. All shifts range from 2-3 hours and free refreshments and t-shirt are provided.
If you are looking for a great way to get involved in the Frederick Community, what better way than by becoming a valuable volunteer with Celebrate Frederick? Get involved, meet people, and have fun!
Information is available by calling 301-600-2845 or by visiting www.CelebrateFrederick.com.
The events would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2010 Spires Level Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The 2010 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD and Weis Markets. The 2010 Bandshell Level Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG.
The partnership between the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, Inc. the event volunteers, and the generosity of the business community enables the Frederick community to enjoy the quality of life that is unmatched by any other city.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
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IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO ESCAPE THE MUNDANE AND EXPERIENCE A DELIGHTFUL ADVENTURE INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY
Frederick, Maryland – Mark your calendars now for the 14th annual An Evening on the Riviera, the area’s premier charity food and wine extravaganza that showcases the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, wine cellars, and entertainment. The black-tie optional event will be held once again this year from 7 p.m. to midnight at the E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds, Null Building, 797 East Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland on October 8, 2010. This year’s beneficiaries are The Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County and The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County.
The delectable event promises to be more fun than ever. Wines are being selected and restaurants and caterers have committed to feature an array of sumptuous dishes and mouth watering treats for guests. A distinguished panel of food experts will present awards for food presentation and quality. Several microbreweries will also share their unique micro beers. Adding to the glitz and fun of the night is the tabletop competition, in which local designers and special event professionals exhibit their creativity and decorate the sponsors’ tables. Musical entertainment will be provided by ‘Round Midnight. An Evening on the Riviera also hosts the best silent auction in the area featuring art, jewelry, travel, sports, spa retreats, and more!
The organizing committee for An Evening on the Riviera is proud that 100% of the proceeds raised throughout the event’s 14 year history have benefitted a variety of Frederick County non-profit organizations. This is only possible through the generosity of our event sponsors. Some of this year’s sponsors include Comcast, Frederick Magazine, Geico, Sandy Spring Bank, Milano Spa and Salon, SAIC, and Jean Peterson Design.
Tickets for this year’s event are $85 per person for a limited time. Food and alcohol are included with admission ticket. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are available online at www.eveningontheriviera.com or by calling The Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County at 301-600-1875. They will also be available after August 1, 2010 at the following retail outlets: Ye Olde Spirit Shoppe, New York New York Hair Salon and Day Spa, and Frederick Wine House.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Ted Garber started his career while attending Tulane University. He balanced schoolwork with his passion for playing by performing covers on the streets of New Orleans for tips. Inspired by the vibrancy of the city and realizing his natural ability to connect with a crowd, he polished his talent for original material. He became a full-time singer and songwriter, and went on to open for the likes of Pat McGee. Since then, he performed in venues as diverse as DC’s legendary 9.30 Club, The Viper Room, and Bluebird Cafe. He is often compared to the likes of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.
Garber was also named “DC’s Top Entertainer” by WUSA-Channel 9, and won On-Tap Magazine’s Battle of the Bands “Taste of Arlington” Competition.
All Summer Concert Series performances are free to the public, but the Summer Concert Series Committee encourages you to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank.
The performance is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Baker Park Bandshell. The performance is weather permitting, in the event of inclement weather please visit www.celebratefrederick.com for news of event cancellations. Decisions regarding weather are made approximately by 4:00 p.m.; therefore if weather is inclement at this time please visit our website.
The series would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2010 Spires Level Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The 2010 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD and Weis Markets. The 2010 Bandshell Level Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG.
The partnership between the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, Inc. the event volunteers, and the generosity of the business community enables the Frederick community to enjoy the quality of life that is unmatched by any other city. For more information, please contact the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website www.CelebrateFrederick.com.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Frederick Arts Festival 2010, originally uploaded by CraigShipp.com Photos - Events / People / Places.
The 2010 Frederick Festival of the Arts at Carroll Creek Linear Park in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The festival grounds run from Court Street to East Street.
Rose Hill Manor Colonial Days 2010, originally uploaded by CraigShipp.com Photos - Events / People / Places.
Discover Frederick’s colonial heritage with living history demonstrations and activities. Enjoy learning about daily life in the 18th century as you visit with tradesmen, Native Americans, soldiers and other pioneers.
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Sunday, June 6, 2010
Boss Hoss Open House Frederick, Maryland, originally uploaded by CraigShipp.com Photos - Events / People / Places.
Boss Hoss motorcycles are the most powerful production bikes in the world...at the Cycles & Trikes of Frederick Open House visitors felt the power!
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Saturday, June 5, 2010
The suspect was described as a light skinned black male in his 20s wearing a light grey hoody style jacket. The male fled on foot W/B toward E 13th Street.
This incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact SGT Keckler at (301) 600-1231. Information can also be reported anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (301) 600 TIPS (8477.)
Friday, June 4, 2010
On 06/04/10 at approximately 0308 hours, Officers from the Frederick Police Department stopped a vehicle in the area of Wilson Place and W. 7th St. for a traffic violation. During the course of the stop the officers discovered that the driver, Cameron Lee Bowens (photo right), was driving on a suspended license. Upon arresting Mr. Bowens, the Officers located a quantity of marijuana on his person. Bowens was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he was processed and charged in the Central Booking Unit. Bowens is being held at the FCADC in lieu $15,000 bond after his initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Frederick Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of six members of the Uniformed Auxiliary and one Police Explorer from the Auxiliary Academy, which was held in January, February and March of 2010. The attendees, all volunteers who assist the Department in many ways, were trained in many facets of policing, including CPR/first-aid, victim services, crime scene protection, traffic direction, and much more. “This is a way to maximize our volunteers and give them the best possible training so they can assist officers in their duties,” said Chief Kim Dine. “The work they do frees up many hours of sworn officer time. They are truly an asset to our agency.”
Graduating today were Auxiliary Officers Scott Bolcik, Eric Davis, Kevin Morgan, Stacey Morgan, Connie Myers, and Shawn Washington, and Police Explorer Matt Gourley.
Also recognized was retired FPR police officer John Pigott, who continues his service to the citizens of Frederick as a member of the volunteer uniformed Auxiliary.
Police Auxiliary members donated more than 4000 hours of time to the Department in 2009, and several members were recently recognized with Volunteer in Police Service Awards through the Department of Justice and the White House for their dedication.
For more information on the Frederick Police Auxiliary please call Lt. Steve Tuel at 301-600-2715.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
There will be a short ceremony and presentation in front of the Frederick Police Department Headquarters where SAC Barbara Golden and Chief Kim Dine will make a few short remarks. Any media wishing to attend should contact Lt Clark A. Pennington at 301-600-3935.
Emmitsburg, MD – Mount St. Mary’s University announces the dedication and blessing of Veterans’ Walkway on Saturday June 5, 2010 at 2pm. Veterans’ Walkway is a living monument on the Mount campus, to honor the hundreds of devoted Mount alumni and members of the community who have served in all branches of the military during peace and war-time.
During our third century of service to our church and our nation, it is quite appropriate that we recognize Mount veterans and thank them for their faithful and selfless service,” says Mount President Thomas H. Powell. “The walkway is open to all visitors and provides a place of honor and reflection and will be a daily reminder to us of the sacrifice our enlisted men and women make to preserve the God-given rights of all citizens.”
Construction of Veterans Walkway, located on the north side of the Mount’s Patriot Hall, began during the summer of 2009 and is intended to have a solemn yet active and alive setting. The walkway, adorned with flags dedicated to all branches of U.S. military and the PIO-MIA, houses monuments, granite benches and bricks etched with names of individuals and organizations honored.
The community is invited to become involved with the walkway by visiting, memorializing or honoring a veteran by sponsoring a bench, flag pole, a service plaque or brick.
Distinguished guests of the dedication include keynote speaker and Maryland Congresswoman Beverly Byron, Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III (’54) Major General J. Anthony Studds (’60), Most Reverend William Keeler and all military members in attendance.
Mount St. Mary’s University, presently in its 3rd century of Catholic service was established in 1808. The Mount has maintained it mission of educating minds and building leaders through the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam War, Korean War, Project Desert Shield, War in Afghanistan and Iraqi War. During the Second World War, the Mount served as a training facility for the Navy. Men lived here at the Mount and were trained and readied for deployment.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Just after midnight officers responded to the 700 blk. of N. Market St. for a reported disorderly subject. The suspect was said to be actively attempting to kick down the front door of the building. Upon arrival the incoming units were advised by a caller that the suspect had just fled the scene in a dark colored “truck.” OFC. Pyon located the suspect vehicle in Mews alley with the lights “blacked out.” Upon OFC. Pyon’s approach the suspect sped off and a vehicular chase ensued. The chase went out of the city on Rt. #15 North. Units from the Maryland State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit. Stop Sticks were deployed just North of Blue Mountain Rd. on Rt. #15 North by the Sheriff’s Deputies bringing the pursuit to a safe end. The suspect Melvin Nehemias Alfaro is currently at Central Booking and will face multiple charges for Destruction of property, Attempted 4th Deg. Burglary and numerous traffic violations.