The Frederick Scanner Covered by the Frederick News-Post

I’m late on this, but wanted to say congrats to Pete Raumann for getting a write-up in Frederick News-Post for The Frederick Scanner. This site is a great Frederick resource! If you haven’t heard of The Frederick Scanner before here is a snippet about the site from the FNP article:

During the historic snowstorms that rolled through the East Coast in 2010, some would say Pete Raumann had too much time on his hands.

Raumann would simply reply, “It was maddening to be stuck in the house. I just wanted to know what was going on.”

During those storms, Raumann created what’s become his most prized hobby, and one that’s gained droves of followers from Frederick residents.

The staging of computer servers, antennas and a radio scanner formed Frederick Scanner, a website and mobile application to provide streaming audio from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services and Highway Services radios. The stream does not include the Frederick Police Department’s encrypted radio. The service, now in its third year, also shows live traffic webcams of major Frederick roads.

His intent, he said, has been to provide the public with as much emergency response information as possible, so that they know what’s going on when “a fireman is running down the street. That’s why it’s there.”

Follow The Frederick Scanner online, Twitter, and Facebook.



Jim Hamann at the Delaplaine

Jim will be having a two-month showing of some of his favorite downtown shots at the Delaplaine beginning March 2 and will personally be at the Delaplaine from 3-5pm this Saturday.

Jim has shared many great photos with us over the years so if you’re Downtown this Saturday go say hi or stop by any time over the next couple months to see the exhibit.

Jim's A Year in Photos Featured in FNP

The Frederick News-Post did a great piece on Jim Hamann’s Year in Frederick photo series:

The photo album is among 72 that Hamann has posted to his personal Flickr photo sharing account online. He recreationally posts his work as a sort of online portfolio and for the purpose of sharing his photos with others, he said.

“I did it just on a whim,” Hamann said of the album. “I was looking at a lot of newspapers around the country, and a lot of them were putting photos of ‘the year in review’ on their websites. I usually contribute a lot of my pictures to the Frederick Maryland Online website/online forum ( and I had it in mind for them. I wanted to share (my photos from the year) with the community,” he said.

Thus, he looked back over the photos he had taken in 2011 and put the album together in a very “spur-of-the-moment” fashion, he said. Although most of his albums usually get approximately 150 views after upload, Hamann said, the “A Year in Frederick 2011” album has already gotten more than 700 in the few weeks since he put it together and posted to Flickr.

Check out the full Year in Frederick series here and read the whole FNP article here.


Frederick Link Drop for March 23, 2011

An occasional round-up interesting links about Frederick:

Note: In a previous version of this post I had confused both new cupcake purveyors coming to Frederick as one store, but there are actually two (Sweet Angela’s Cupcakery and Angel Cakes). I apologize for any confusion and appreciate Susan’s help in alerting me to the mistake.

Need a dog walker?

Jim Hamann, who takes phenomenal photos and shares them with us, is looking for a little dog-walking gig:

I lost my dog of 16 years to illness a while ago and find walking alone sort of….well, lonely. I live in the Historic District (Baker Park and the new dog park are only a few blocks away.). I am only looking for dogs who live in the Historic District. I work on my photo business out of my home, but am looking to add a little more funds towards my living expenses. I would charge a reasonable rate (less than the professional dog walking businesses here).

If you’re looking for a dog walker contact Jim at 240.457.7935 or via email.