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.



Frederick is HOT

As Hot as the Mojave Desert Copyright 2010 Scripps Media, Inc

Did it surprise anyone that Frederick was the hottest city in the country yesterday? A nice write up on ABC2’s website HERE and HERE They were calling for today to be warmer than yesterday on Monday.

Don’t worry, no prognostications of us breaking the all time record of 109 set on July 10, 1936.

Winter Alive @ Five

The Downtown Frederick Partnership has announced that they will be having three winter Alive @ Five events starting next Thursday, February 25.  Each of the three events will be held indoors at The Weinberg Center, Brewer’s Alley’s second floor and the Cultural Arts Center for those aged 21 and over (ID required).  Here are the details:

Bring back that summer feeling with the Winter Alive @ Five series!  Enjoy special acoustic performances at various locations in downtown on the fourth Thursday of February, March and April 2010 from 5 – 8pm.  Cure your cabin fever with with a glass of beer or wine with your friends while enjoying great music in a relaxing atmosphere.   Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter. ID required. Cash bar. $5 cover helps support Downtown Frederick Partnership and the summer Alive @ Five series on Carroll Creek held May through September.

Thursday, February 25th, 5 – 8pm

Freddie Long Duo – Acoustic

Weinberg Center for the Arts

20 W. Patrick Street

This event also supports the Weinberg Center

Thursday, March 25th, 5 – 8pm


High Energy Acoustic Folk Rock Duo

Brewer’s Alley – 2nd Floor

20 W. Patrick Street

Thursday, April 22nd, 5 – 8pm

The Wayfarers

Acoustic Irish Music

Cultural Arts Center

15 W. Patrick Street

This event also supports the Frederick Arts Council

Progressive Dinner 2/16/10

The Downtown Frederick Partnership has announced that their next Progressive Dinner will be on Tuesday, February 16th.  There is a limited number of tickets available  for each of four seatings:

An event to celebrate the vibrant culinary offerings found in Downtown Frederick and help raise funds for the Partnership.

Tickets can be purchased for a 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00pm seating.  Maximum of 26 people per seating.  Diners will be seated European style.  Four courses will be served. The appetizer, salad, and dinner courses will include a glass of wine and/or beer. Coffee will be provided with dessert.  Diners will walk between restaurants.

Tickets are $85, which includes tax and gratuity and about half of the ticket is tax deductible.

Here’s the menu:

Appetizer Course: Patrick’s Irish Pub & Restaraunt

Mixed Tempura Battered Veggies & Dipping Sauces

Drink: Hot Mulled Wine or any Domestic Draft Beer

Salad Course: Quynn’s Attic

Baby Spinach & Baby Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola, Dried Cranberries, Shaved Fennel Slaw and Champagne Vinaigrette

Drink: Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio or Merlot

Entree: Brewer’s Alley

Brewer’s New Fashioned Pot Roast – Slow Rump Roast in Brewer’s Alley Nut Brown Ale with Parsnips, Onions, Carrots and Celery served over Creamy Mashed Potatoes


House Smoked Atlantic Salmon – Char-grilled with Butternut Squash Succotash, Canellini Beans, Wilted Spinach and Zinfandel-Pomegranate Butter

Drink: Brewer’s Alley Beer or House Red/White Wine

Dessert Course: VOLT

Carrot Cake, Frozen Cream Cheese Icing and Ginger, Fennel Candy

Drink: Coffee

Overnight Packages

A new interesting feature popped up on the website for the Downtown Frederick Partnership called Hotel Packages.

Explore unique boutiques, dine at fabulous restaurants, engage the arts with live performances, view unique galleries and more – just 45 minutes from Baltimore & DC!

Choose one of these great overnight packages and enjoy the best Downtown Frederick, Maryland has to offer…

The packages include Ghost Tours, a Girls Getaway and a Film Festival Package.  They also  include stays in local hotels such as Best WesternCourtyard by Marriott and the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites.

I find this interesting, considering my recent post on hotels directing their out-of-town guests to downtown Frederick.  Hmmm, maybe the problem is more limited to the Hampton Inn.

Frederick Farm Fresh

In a recent comment, Shannon pointed out the Frederick Farm Fresh site which describes itself as:

A website dedicated to the farmer’s markets in Frederick County, Maryland. Here you will find where the farmer’s markets are located, when they are open, what items are available, and a detailed information about participating farmers, bakers, artisans, and business owners.

Related is this article from Frederick Magazine’s (correction: Elegant Living is actually published by the same company that published FNP and not Frederick Magazine, my bad and thanks to G.F. for the heads up) Elegant Living about area Farmer’s Market. Sounds like a lot of good fresh grub to be had.