Open Thread Monday: March 5th Edition

These open threads provide a chance for us to chat with our neighbors. Ask questions, share news, or whatever you want. As long as it’s central to Frederick County and civil, anything goes.

Have at it in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Open Thread Monday: March 5th Edition

  1. Jill Reeves

    I am starting a running club at my kid’s school in early April or sooner. Right now I am trying to put together a list of possible 5k’s for the club to do in April/May. Does anyone know of a one stop shop web site with a good list of area 5 k’s? The area can include Potomac up to Walkersville. (The school is in the Barnesville MD area so it is just over the border of Frederick County in Montgomery County.) Since the ages are Grades 3-8, it would be nice to find a 5k where there is also a 1 mile fun run as part of the event. Charity 5k’s are great, too, since we can teach the kids about the benefits of running for a good cause. I know I can use my Google skills to answer my own request but I thought it might be interesting to ask some local Frederick experts on FMO! (Can I call it that?) Excited about this web site, BTW. (Lovin’ these acronyms today…) Thanks!

    1. Steph

      Have you looked at Active.com. Most races use that site for online payments, which means it’s usually a pretty comprehensive list of running races. You can search by zipcode and specify how many miles away you want to include in the search.

      You could also look at local running clubs’ websites such as the Steeple Chasers http://steeplechasers.org/

      1. Jill Reeves

        Thanks! Good info, especially since it enables people to pay on line so I don’t have to handle that! Appreciate your input.

  2. Frederick County Elder Provider Council

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    Contact: ESPC of Frederick, Inc.
    Contact Person: Christine Ogden
    Company Name: Elder Services Provider Council of Frederick, Inc.
    Telephone Number: 301-471-2133
    Email Address: cogden@edenton-retirement.com
    Web site address: http://www.espcfrederick.com

    ELDER EXPO Organizers Host First Annual Educational Seminar “The GOOD LIFE, 55+”

    Frederick, MD, February 29, 2012— The Elder Services Provider Council of Frederick County, Inc., will be hosting their First Annual Educational Seminar “THE GOOD LIFE, 55+. This seminar will focus on New Choices for a Great Retirement, on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The cost for the seminar and lunch at Dutch’s Daughter is $35.00 person/$69 for 2. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Learn about travel, the “Web”, new tech gadgets and ways to have fun in your retirement while preserving your resources.

    “This seminar offers fresh information from engaging speakers to help the 55+ crowd create their own good life in retirement and take advantage of the many exciting things available to those approaching retirement”, said Eileen McLaughlin, ESPC Services and Programs Committee Member.

    “Our speakers bring a wealth of information from determining travel priorities in retirement and how to utilize websites like Facebook and Twitter to technology like Ipads, smartphones, and mp3 players”, McLaughlin said.

    Attendees will also gain tips on how to find money for current priorities while preserving resources for the future needs and goals in retirement. For questions related to this seminar, please call 301-696-1122 or visit our website at http://www.espcfrederick.com .

    Christine Ogden, ESPC Public Relations Committee Chair, stated, “The ESPC is excited to bring this new offer to the growing 55+ population of Frederick County. We are looking for additional opportunities to educate the seniors and soon to become seniors of Frederick County on not only what is available to them throughout the county from a service perspective, but also new technologies and embracing the “Good Life”. As adults, we prepare for college, we prepare for marriage, children and our jobs. The ESPC is positioned to assist with educating on preparing for who you will be in retirement.

    “Most people know ESPC for the Annual Elder Expo that is held every year at the Fairgrounds. October 3, 2012 will be our 20th year hosting that event. We are adding “The Good Life, 55+” event to our annual calendar and hope that our loyal Expo attendees will also add it to theirs”, Ogden said.

    Seating is limited and reservations are required so register early! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.espcfrederick.com or call 301-696-1122.

    The Elder Services Provider Council of Frederick County, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 business that is comprised of over 150 volunteer businesses in Frederick County who along with the Board of Directors and committees, work together to accomplish the mission: Educate the community about issues relevant to older adults and the resources available to them, provide an open forum for exchange of information, advocate for the needs of older adults in Frederick County, and to produce an annual Expo. For more information about the ESPC of Frederick, visit our website at http://www.espcfrederick.com

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  3. Michele

    I thought I saw it here, but now can’t find the info…anyone know when the Baja Fresh will be opening? My husband is totally addicted (now he can stop picking on my about my Chipotle addiction).

    1. Noah

      I spoke to the franchise owner a couple weeks back and he said the permitting was taking significantly longer than anticipated. He had planned to open in May, but that may be ambitious at this point.

    1. FrederickFan

      If management listens to this feedback and has the kitchen staff add a bit more between the bread slices, they’ll really have a great thing going.

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