Open Thread Monday: October 17th 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!


15 thoughts on “Open Thread Monday: October 17th Edition

  1. Does anyone know what’s going on with Famous Dave’s? I was just on Golden Mile over the weekend and saw all the construction going on there. Also, guess I need to get that way more often since I do not know how long it’s been this way 🙂


  2. You’re invited! Cocktails for a Cause Maryland is hosting their first event on November 10, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Olives in downtown Frederick! Your $15 entry fee pays for your first drink and a donation to our event beneficiary, Heartly House. Additional details at:

    The mission of Cocktails for a Cause Maryland is to assist the fundraising efforts of area non-profits by (1) promoting awareness of the organizations that serve women and children and (2) hosting social events to procure monetary and product contributions for the partnering organizations.

    We believe that supporting local non-profit organizations through charitable giving enhances the overall quality of life for our entire community. We strive to provide quality marketing and fundraising assistance to our partnering non-profit organizations through fun, social events.


  3. Are there any reputable, affordable, and NOT full for late 2013 wedding reception venues?

    Looking for 75-100, prefer the ability to use outside catering/bartending as opposed to the venue’s. Wedding itself will be in Barnesville, so southern Frederick, Urbana, Clarksburg, and Germantown are all ideal. Would go slightly farther for something otherwise ideal.

    Do people around here go with a wedding planner just to get an in at the various venues? Any reputable planners someone here has personally worked with?


    • All Saint’s Episcopal church in downtown Frederick has a nice room that they rent. My friend’s daughter just had her wedding there. And I’m fairly certain that one of our local reputable caterers had her own wedding there. You can bring in all your own catering/bar folks.


  4. I’ve been to a few events at Ceresville Mansion and they are all great! A friend of mine was married there and raved about her planner, how they take care of everything, it was very well run. I have gone for corporate events too, I do not think you can use outside catering though.

    A lot of venues have their own planner so I would look into that before you pay extra for a wedding planner you may not need.

    I have been helping a lot of friends plan weddings lately but 2013 dates seem to be more available than 2012. Try Strong Mansion, Sugarloaf, Shade Trees & Evergreens.

    Good Luck!


    • Ceresville IS beautiful. But I know two ladies getting married there in the same month, so no dice!

      Also, I goofed and typed 2013 – we are actually looking for late 2012 (as I think you assumed.)

      You mentioned lots of venues I didn’t find in my basic searching, so thank you!


  5. I don’t know how booked it is, but Thorpewood is gorgeous. And for food–I’ve been to several events catered by Veggie Annie–the food cannot be beat and she makes everything run smoothly.


  6. Can Your Organization Measure Your Volunteer Program Success?

    Maybe We Can Help!

    How does your volunteer program help meet your bottom line? How does working with volunteers affect staff time? Are your volunteers really meeting the mission of your organization every day? These are just some of the questions we will look at as we discuss needs in volunteer programs. Volunteer Maryland could help your organization find all of the answers to these questions and become better equipped to meet volunteer program needs into the future. Please join us for either an in-person session or a webinar.

    November 3, 2011
    Volunteer Maryland Partnership Information
    10:00 am – 11:00 am

    This presentation will provide information and resources as your agency looks at the possibility of partnering with Volunteer Maryland to develop an effective volunteer program. Learn about our structure and goals, with links to help with the application. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers as we begin our discussion about the best volunteer program for your agency needs.

    Register –

    November 8, 2011
    Networking and Information Session
    Frederick County
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    C. Burr Artz Public Library
    CBA Trust Conference Room
    110 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Join Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program of the Governor’s office, to learn about other organizations and how Volunteer Maryland can be a resource in moving your volunteer program forward! During this 90 minute session your organization will have the opportunity to meet and discuss community concerns, and see how the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator program creates structure, generates volunteers, and continues to meet the needs of your organization’s volunteer program into the future.

    We will bring the coffee. You bring your cause.

    Register –


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s