The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged

On Monday, January 30th, Frederick’s own The Turning Point Community Acupuncture Center will be hosting a screening of a documentary at MDL Holiday Cinemas on Baughmans Lane.  Co-produced by The Turning Point’s Jessica Feltz, the film, entitled Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged, 

 follows six diverse community acupuncture patients and shows the impact of affordable acupuncture on their lives and communities. Lindstrom tells the story of the community acupuncture movement: how a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under-employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes revolutionized healthcare services by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs, and two-cent needles.

All the information can be found here.  Tickets are $10 and the stub can be redeemed at the Turning Point clinic for one free acupuncture session.

Doors at MDL Holiday Cinemas will open at 6:00 pm on January 30th, with the screening beginning at 6:30.  Tickets for the documentary are $10 and are redeemable for one free acupuncture session at The Turning Point.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Turning Point, 243 W Patrick Street in downtown Frederick.  They will also be available in advance and at the door at MDL Holiday Cinemas.

There is also a very nice article in the FNP today about Jessica, the clinic and the documentary.  I can’t think why I would need it but in the interest of full disclosure, I have been a patient at The Turning Point for a while now and was in the clinic the day the camera crew was filming scenes for the documentary, although I don’t think the camera ever made it over to me.

This is a great opportunity to support a local business owner and to perhaps learn about and try something new!


Roller Derby in Frederick!

I just stumbled across this information and thought it was too cool not to share.  A new Roller Derby league is forming right here in Frederick.  I love the name: Key City Roller Derby.


We are an 18+ Women’s flat track roller derby league getting started in Frederick, Maryland.

We welcome anyone & everyone to come check us out & ask questions about joining us or just hanging out!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about roller derby, skating & rules.

E-mail us or send us a Facebook message for information on events, practices, joining & more!

A Men’s team in the works! Tell your brother, uncle, boyfriend, husband, local bartender… everyone!


Sounds like a lot of fun!

New Frederick Mural

Has everyone seen the new downtown Frederick mural? It’s on the NW side of the building at the corner of N. Market and Lord Nickens. Between 6th and 7th Streets. You won’t be able to see it driving up Market but if you park the car and check it out, you will be as impressed as I am.  It’s a painting and a mosaic and most definitely a trompe l’oeil.   If you click on the image it will enlarge.


72 Film Fest Kicks off this Thursday


72 Film FestOn a Thursday night in September (September 29th) Filmmakers from around the region will gather inside Artomatic@Frederick at our official 2011 Launch Party. After meeting, greeting and grooving to some beats, teams will be given specific criteria to go out in Frederick City to write, direct and edit a short film within the next 72 hours. Movies are turned in Sunday Night October 2nd from 7-9pm. To be eligible for judging teams MUST turn in their entry before the 72 Hour Clock strikes.

So if you see people running around Frederick with cameras this week you will know what’s up.

Beware, the Snallygaster

Beware, the Snallygaster

For generations, the people of Middletown Valley have told tales of the Snallygaster- a mysterious creature that dwells deep in the caves of South Mountain. Some say it’s a myth. Some say it’s real. But this Halloween, best friends Holly and Peter are finally going to get to the truth behind the legend…if it doesn’t get to them first!

I love odd things and local legends, so when Patrick Boyton contacted me about getting the word out on his new children’s book it didn’t take much convincing. The Snallygaster is such a weird and unique beast, the Frederick area should be glad to have it’s legend hovering over us. Anyway, enough from me, here is the info about the book:

In 2008, Frederick author Patrick Boyton published Snallygaster: the Lost Legend of Frederick County, a historical account of the mythical, dragon-like beast said to inhabit Western Maryland. The book proved to be so successful, Boyton has followed it up with a children’s novel featuring the local monster.

Beware, the Snallygaster follows a pair of adventurous Middletown Middle School students in their quest to locate the mysterious monster rumored to live on South Mountain. Even though the story has a Halloween setting and deals with things that go “bump in the night,” Boyton insists that his chapter book is more spooky than scary.

“I grew up reading authors like Ray Bradbury and John Bellairs. I wanted to capture that nostalgic eeriness found in their children’s books,” Boyton said.

Beware, the Snallygaster will appeal to young readers who enjoy R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, but their parents should be pleased that the supernatural elements in Boyton’s book are handled with more subtlety. “I tried to avoid anything gross or overly frightening, choosing instead to emphasize character and mystery” the author said.

Beware, the Snallygaster is available on Amazon now and will be available at Snallygaster Gifts and Turn the Page next week. And hopefully coming to other area stores and the library soon.

North Market Community Day

This is of special interest to me since I now live North of Fourth.

“LIFE & Discovery in conjunction with the Minority Outreach & Technical Assistance program, The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick , Frederick Memorial Hospital and Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to bring the public the first annual North Market Street Community Day.

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 6th at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 622 North Market Street, from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Come celebrate “North of Fourth” with food, fun, entertainment and special give-aways. Join us!”

I received one of the flyers in my door last week with more information about the “food, fun, entertainment and special give-aways”.  This event will be held at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and will have a Back Pack giveaway, face painting, Zumba demonstrations, health screenings, Frederick Keys ticket giveaway and food by Caribbean Soul and Moxie Bakery.  Key 103 will be broadcasting live.

Here is more information from the Frederick Community Calendar:

Our event features the basics for a great day with the family! Food, fun and entertainment. Key 103 will be broadcasting live statrting at noon. Keyote will be on hand with free Keys tickets and prizes. Kid will receive free school supplies, while supplies last. The Fire Department will be giving out free smoke detectors. The Daryl Boffman Band will perform, as well as the band Harlindon. FMH will be conducting a community needs assesment and much more!!!!