Open Thread: September 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!

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24 thoughts on “Open Thread: September 17th Edition

  1. Does anyone know if there is a list of the food vendors at the Great Frederick Fair this year? I can’t find anything on the website and have not had luck with google. Thanks

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  2. Were you looking for any kind in particular? I was at the fair most of the day on Saturday and got quite familiar with types of vendors (not by name, though).

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    • eEnd has some promotional periods when they do not charge for recycling and I recall seeing something in the paper recently that free recycling is happening now. I’ve had friends report success recycling at Best Buy for free as well.

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      • You can also haul electronics to the county waste facility. I don’t think they charge but I had to call and ask if they took stuff because I had a hard time finding it on the website. E-end is nice, but they are pricey.

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  3. Does anyone know how we can safely dispose of an old propane tank that we no longer need? There is no company name on the tank, so I have no idea who to call!

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  4. Is the Gazette still publishing? We haven’t had one delivered in our neighborhood in weeks now. I’ve emailed them twice about it and no one responds whereas in the past someone always responded immediately. I walked by a couple of their newspaper boxes on the streets on Thursday and both were empty. I didn’t look in the grocery stores.

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    • My Gazette is still being left as usual in my driveway in Damascus. However, a friend who lives in a Gaithersburg townhouse community says they’ve stopped delivering there. She’s heard two stories: home deliveries are being phased out entirely, or they are limiting deliveries to certain targeted areas. I still find articles and ads of interest in it so I’ll be sorry if my delivery stops. Hopefully the Gazette will continue to be published and at least available in stores.

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      • I would at least like to get a response from them. Just reply to my emails and tell me that they aren’t delivering to our neighborhood anymore. But I’m not even seeing them in the newspaper boxes on the streets now.

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      • We are not getting it anymore at our house either. I tried calling and never got a call back. I also emailed, very frustrating. I loved to get it for the coupons.

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      • Finally got a response from the Gazette. Pretty abrupt and basically “We don’t deliver to your neighborhood anymore. You can get it in boxes and at the grocery stores.” Alrighty then. And if I happen to be in a grocery store on a Thursday I might do that but I won’t go out of my way for it and I am on a street where their paper box might be about once a month.

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    • I haven’t had one delivered in a long long time. I miss it. I love it for the coupons. My husband enjoys reading the actual paper. I know they sell it at Wegmans, but there are no coupons inside.

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    • Gypsy, We have not gotten one in a long time (in Frederick city) I had tweeted them a few times, no response- so much for the social part of social media. Finally got someone on the phone and was told they had stopped delivering in various areas, honestly i forget which others besides Frederick city. She did give me a list of places to pick one up, like tourism or winchester hall, but i just don’t go to them on a regular basis. I understand the library has them too. Hope this helps

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  5. The Gazette newspapers are available on line so there’s always that option. Of course, you don’t get the ad inserts that are in the hard copies.

    It seems that the Gazette, like newspapers generally, is struggling to maintain their hard copy publishing operation as they channel their resources toward on-line editions. It seems that people like me, who prefer “old fashioned” print media (at least when it comes to newspapers and magazines), are a dying breed.

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