Open Thread April 2016 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!


16 thoughts on “Open Thread April 2016 Edition

  1. Has anybody had good or bad luck with any of the bouncy house rental places in the area? I’ve seen some not great reviews of backyard inflatables online (not showing up on time), but would be interested in any thoughts. We’re looking to do something for my son’s 5 year old birthday. Thanks!


    • My grand=daughter broke her elbow in a bouncy house when she was 3 or 4 years old. Those things are more dangerous than they look, especially if bigger kids get in.


    • Backyard Inflatables is actually pretty good if you’re onsite. I can’t speak for the private rentals.

      Only thing is that the equipment seemed more geared towards the 8-10 year old range. I would suggest the place in the mall.


      • Backyard Inflatables (onsite location) off RT 85 is a lot of fun, my 4 year old loves going there. However I will say they need to double check their safety protocols. I noticed in several places the little metal anchors that hold the inflatables down were exposed. For the most part they have safety covers over them, but there were a few that were not covered and exposed. All it takes it is for a child to slide out of the bouncy and land on one of those anchors and bust their head open. Also my daughter was bouncing in the “toddler room” and because they have some of these inflatables so close to the wall, she banged her head against a mirror they had along the wall while bouncing. Again, I like the place, but they need to double check how safe their setup is.


      • Dave, we had The Fun Bus a few years ago for our daughter’s fifth birthday party and it worked out very well for us.


    • Randy White is a whack-a-do looking for a pay day. This is nothing more than a conspiracy theory at best. I couldn’t even make it through the video. Randy is a joke in this town, probably why he moved out.


  2. On April 21st local food nonprofit Community FARE will be hosting a special local food happy hour film screening and fundraiser in partnership with Area 31 and the creators of Harvests of Hope, a movie about small farmers making a big difference in the face of climate crisis.

    The doors open at 6pm. Come enjoy, beverages and local treats, followed by a 1 hour special sneak preview at 7 and a discussion with the producers and local food experts on the impacts of climate change on local communities.

    Where: Area 31 31 East Patrick Street Frederick, Maryland 21701

    When: April 21st Doors open at 6:00pm, movie starts at 7:00

    Cost: We are asking for a $10 minimum donation. Funds from ticket sales will go towards helping us complete the film.

    Get Tickets Here

    Facebook Event Page
    Connect with us for screening events and updates.


  3. I just tried Skuare Burger located behind Brewers Alley and the burgers and food is wonderful. The burgers are Argentine style. Yum


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