Open Thread Monday: November 7th 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!


14 thoughts on “Open Thread Monday: November 7th Edition

  1. Good morning Frederick,
    I’m the founder of a tech start up company in Frederick called ToolSpinner. We are creating an online marketplace for peer-to-peer tool rentals launching this winter. We are looking for some early Beta users who would be willing to list and/or rent tools starting in December.

    If you’re interested in helping out by being an early user please sign up at our website and we will send some additional information.

    Thanks for reading! E-mail me directly if you have any questions:


  2. THIS THURSDAY! Cocktails for a Cause will host its 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.

    Register and pay online 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.

    It’s fun to give!


  3. Tomorrow night is the Genneration Connect 1 year anniversary event @ Ceresville Mansion!

    Enjoy social and business networking from 5 to 7 p.m. $10 per person. Open to ALL Chamber members and non-members. Your first drink and light appetizers are included with registration. Cash bar open until 7:00 p.m.

    Register Here

    Now is the time to get connected! The person you meet today may be the client, boss, employee, or friend who changes your life forever. Our new Generation Connect program is especially for Frederick County professionals age 40 and younger. (And of course, the young at heart!) But for this special occasion, Chamber members of all ages are encouraged to attend.

    100-200 young professionals attend each Generation Connect event, held every other month. Can’t attend the next event? Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook! We have amazing social, leadership development, and community involvement opportunities planned for 2012. Stay tuned for details regarding future programs.


  4. A good friend of mine, Wendy Flynn has recently taken on part ownership of a home design shop that has just moved in to Frederick! Being that they are still setting up ‘shop’ 🙂 I thought I’d give them a shout out (Wendy, Bonnie & Cassie) and ask you to Welcome them into DTF as new business members of the Frederick Community. Go by and check out this great shop as they begin their journey in DTF!!
    Dream House Furniture & Design 102 E. Patrick St. Frederick MD 21701


    • The quick answer is no. There was Philly’s which was good, but it’s now closed. South Street Subs could not have been more disappointing to me since I suspected they might know what they were doing,but it turns out it’s definitely not worth a drive out of your way. I will say that while the cheesesteaks left much to be desired in terms of authenticity and taste, the hoagies were pretty good (not better than JimmyJohns or Jersey Mike’s though).

      South Street Steaks in Gaithersburg started out making an authentic cheesesteak, but it has deteriorated fairly rapidly. My advice is don’t expect much from cheesesteaks around here and make do with the pizza steaks at Ledo’s or Topping’s, which taste pretty good even if they’re not the real thing.


      • I can’t for the life of me figure out why people like Jimmy John’s…if I want a bread sandwich with a hint of filling…I’ll go there…Firehouse is the bomb though!


      • Jimmy John’s fills the cold sandwich delivery niche nicely, and if you customize their smaller sandwiches, they’re quite well packed. With that said, if I’m going out to get it myself, I go elsewhere.


      • Thanks for the good overview! I think this means a drive out to King’s off the new Rt. 9 between Charles Town and Martinsburg, West Virginia for me; I was hoping for something a bit closer, but I think I’m willing to drive 45 minutes for a great cheese steak every once in a while…


  5. This is a great idea – I’m a bit surprised MORE Restaurants are not involved in this… AND/OR maybe those that are not on the list already have Healthy Choices on their menus???


  6. The old gas station on Market near Costco (in front of the Econo Lodge) is being torn down but there are materials and equipment there to build something else. Any idea what else is going in there??


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