Aug. 6, 2017

Meet Your Real Estate Team!

 

 Allison Zerr, Realtor®

With over 15 years experience in appraising and selling property in Frederick County, Allison loves helping clients find their next home. Being a certified residential appraiser as well as an FHA appraiser gives her unique insight into the real estate market that the typical real estate agent doesn't have. Appraising real estate is different than selling it and Allison brings her own perspective and advice to clients. She's also a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). Allison recently participated in Leadership Frederick and has previously volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and Celebrate Frederick. She is a graduate of Towson University.

 

Erin DeMeza, Client Services Coordinator

Introducing Erin DeMeza, our new Client Services Coordinator!
Erin assists Allison with ensuring clients are supported through the buying or selling process. Erin supports Allison with day-to-day tasks as well as reaching out to current and potential clients to help answer questions. Before joining Allison, Erin worked as a mortgage processor and came to manage the processing department, obtaining over 10 years experience in the mortgage industry. She graduated from Walkersville High School in 2001.

 

Kira Tregoning, Social Media Manager

Kira is the owner of Maia Media Management, a local social media small business serving primarily Montgomery and Frederick counties. Kira manages Allison's online presence and gets the word out about Allison's properties on the market. A Marylander born and raised, she is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and has previously worked as an editor, project manager, and program coordinator. She is also a published author with two novels on Amazon.

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July 30, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: July 30-August 5, 2017

The Way We Worked: A Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition, July 30, 2017

The Smithsonian Traveling exhibition The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibit will be at the Brunswick Heritage Museum, in partnership with the Brunswick Public Library. Museum hours during the exhibit: Thursdays 10-8, Fridays and Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 1-5. The exhibit is also open August 3-5 this week. Runs through September 9.

To find out more, call (301) 834-7100 or check out the official website here:
http://brunswickmuseum.org/

Beer 401: The Science of Beer at Flying Dog Brewery, August 4, 2017

Beer 401 digs into the science of beer by exploring: The impact of water pH - What chemically is causing specific flavors from hops and other ingredients - The enzymatic pathway to the production of malt sugars - How to quantify the color of beer. If this sounds intimidating, don't worry. Flying Dog will discuss it in a way that will be accessible to all.

To find out more, call (301) 694-7899 or head to the official website here:
http://flyingdogbrewery.com/landing-pages/flying-dog-university/

Frederick Wine Festival, August 5, 2017

Celebrate Frederick presents their 2nd Annual Frederick Wine Festival, celebrating the most innovative wineries from across the state of Maryland! This festival is poised to showcase an industry that is quickly growing -- to include many diverse and critically acclaimed wines. Wine will be paired with signature food selections from talented local chefs, winning the hearts of the savviest of food and wine enthusiasts. If Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make you swoon, and Albarino and Chardonnay are your go-to summer wines, then mark your calendars to join us in Historic Frederick on August 5!

To find out more, call (301) 600-2844 or head to the official website here:
http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/frederick-wine-festival/

Sunset Float, August 5, 2017

Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required.Evening is the perfect time to witness great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the occasional eagle on the river. The trip will be for a duration of 3-6 miles, depending on water levels and sunset times. To make this trip a fun and convenient overnighter, make reservations at the Brunswick Family campground which is the launching spot for the trip. Show up a bit early to set up your tent or camper before you take off down the river.

To find out more, call (301) 834-9950 or check out the official website here:
https://www.rivertrail.com/package/sunset-float-canoe-kayak/

 

Enjoy Frederick County, MD!

Allison Zerr

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July 24, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: July 23-29, 2017

Awesome Animals at Sky Stage, July 25, 2017

 

School is out for the summer! Bring your children to see "Awesome Animals" at Sky Stage. They will love it! Fountain Rock Nature Center in Walkersville, MD will have wild critters for children and parents see and learn about thanks to their knowledgeable staff. This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. In case of inclement weather, meet us at Sky Stage on Thursday, July 27th 10:00AM - 11:00AM.

 

To find out more, check out the official website here:
http://www.skystagefrederick.org/

 

Wholistic Woman Scavenger Hunt, July 26, 2017

 

At Wholistic Woman Retreats we believe that nurturing and growing all aspects of ourselves is necessary to achieve full, abundant, lives. We incorporate play and laughter into all our events, however, this one is especially focused on these important components of Wholehearted Living. Come with friends or come on your own…either way you’re sure to have fun at the Wholistic Scavenger Hunt! You will learn fresh insights about yourself while meeting new friends and/or reconnecting with old friends.

 

To find out more, head to the official website here:
http://www.wholisticwomanretreats.com/events/courageous-living-adventure-retreat/

 

Cirque Italia, July 27-30, 2017

 

Whether it’s a futuristic laser act or mesmerizing aerial performances, the show has something for all tastes and expectations. One thing Cirque Italia sets out to accomplish is to create a type of world-class entertainment suitable for all age groups. Don’t miss the opportunity to be amazed and transported to a fantastic realm where your deepest dreams can -and will- come true. At the Great Frederick Fair.

 

To find out more, call (941) 704-8572 or head to the official website here:
http://www.cirqueitalia.com/

 

Live Music at the Winery, July 29, 2017

 

Come out to Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont, MD to enjoy award-winning wines while listening to live music from local artists! Visitors may bring their own picnic. All ages permitted. Dog friendly.

 

To find out more, call (240) 449-0677 or check out the official website here:
http://www.catoctinbreeze.com/

 

Enjoy Frederick County, MD!

Allison Zerr

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July 16, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: July 16-22, 2017

Freedom Reads at Flying Dog, July 18, 2017

At Flying Dog, we believe in free speech, free enterprise, good beer and no censorship - simple tenants on the surface, but something we have to defend every day. Alongside the 1st Amendment Society and Frederick County Public Libraries, the Freedom Reads lecture series returns with this week's lecture: Dangerous Liaisons: How The Handmaid’s Tale Threatens Gender and Politics with Jill Schultz, professor of sociology and gender studies, and Magin LaSov Gregg, assistant professor of English, Frederick Community College. Each lecture is free and open to the public. It's in the Flying Dog tasting room, so you must be 21 or older to get in.

To find out more, call (301) 694-7899 or check out the official website here:
http://flyingdogbrewery.com/event/freedom-reads-2/?instance_id=3143

Wednesdays at Westview Concert Series, July 19, 2017

Free live concerts on the Westview Promenade, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Recurs every third Wednesday. The July 19th band is Shane Gamble ~ Country/Rock (Acoustic).

To find out more, call (410) 561-1300 or head to the official website here:
http://www.shopwestview.com/

Movie Night on Carroll Creek, July 21, 2017

Love movies? So do we! This summer, enjoy five FREE movie nights - outdoor theater style! Grab a blanket and a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy some of the best movies right here in Downtown Frederick! Make it a date night or bring the whole family, just be sure you get there early to claim your spot. Gates open an hour before dusk. See you on the Creek! The July 21st movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

To find out more, call (301) 698-8118 or head to the official website here:
http://www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar/movie-night

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, July 22, 2017

Board a richly restored dining car at the train station in Walkersville. Enjoy a four-course meal, gracious service, and the live entertainment of a murder mystery! Settle back and enjoy a live whodunnit full of mystery and laughter throughout your 2-hour ride. Advance reservations are required.

To find out more, call (301) 898-0899 or check out the official website here:
http://www.wsrr.org/

 

Enjoy Frederick County, MD!

Allison Zerr

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July 15, 2017

Monthly Housing Stats, Montgomery County, June 2017

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July 14, 2017

Monthly Housing Stats, Frederick County: June 2017

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July 9, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: July 9-15, 2017

Free Backstage Tour at the Weinberg, July 11 & 25, 2017

Experience the backstage magic for yourself! Built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, this landmark theater reflects the evolution of both the film industry and Frederick County. Led by an experienced tour guide, you’ll discover Art Deco architectural details, immerse yourself in local theatrical lore, and access backstage areas normally off-limits to the public. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes and are free of charge. No reservations are required; simply arrive at the Box Office at the scheduled time.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or check out the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/tours/

Whiskey History: Whiskey in the Civil War, July 12, 2017

The second in the summer whiskey series hosted by Frederick County Public Library, Historical Society of Frederick, and Tenth Ward Distilling Company. Did whiskey win the Civil War? Probably not. But whiskey was beloved for its medicinal qualities in the hospitals of America's bloodiest conflict, and hated by those who viewed it as an evil, intoxicating compound. The culture around the consumption of alcohol during the 1860s played a surprising role in our nation's history well into the 20th century. After each free lecture, you can buy tickets to taste some local whiskey supplied by Frederick's very own Tenth Ward Distillery. All tasting ticket proceeds go to Heritage Frederick. (Must be Ages 21 and over.)

To find out more, head to the official event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1787087281606783/

Music & Arts 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, July 13, 2017

Come out to Champion Billiards Sports Bar for the 3rd annual Music & Arts Battle of the Bands sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery, Fender, Zildjian Company & P Mauriat North America. This event will showcase the vast talent of the employees at Music & Arts and Woodwind & Brasswind. Free live music, prizes, entertainment and much more during this family friendly event!

To find out more, call (301) 694-7899 or head to the official website here:
http://flyingdogbrewery.com/event/music-arts-3rd-annual-battle-bands/

Vintage Market at Sky Stage, July 15, 2017

The Frederick Arts Council is delighted to be hosting the first Vintage Market at Sky Stage! Similar to the Sky Pop! Artist Market & Showcase events hosted by PopUp Frederick, this market will bring local vendors and the Frederick fashion/retro community together around interesting, unique designs dating from or reminiscent of times gone by. Vendors will include: Fred and Co. 1745; Becky Jane Sews; Old Hat Vintage Clothing; and more! 10% of profits from the day's sales will go back to the Frederick Arts Council and Sky Stage to support more arts programming in the community. 11am to 3pm.

To find out more, check out the official website here:
http://www.skystagefrederick.org/

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Allison Zerr

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July 2, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: July 1-8, 2017

Walkersville Southern Railroad Star-Spangled Fireworks Train, July 3, 2017

Board the train for a ride and spectacular front-row view of the fireworks. We will ride to the end of the line, then stop at the park where we will get off the train to watch the fireworks, then take the short ride back to the station. Bring a flashlight and a blanket. Reservations required. 8pm.

To find out more, call (301) 898-0899 or check out the official website here:
http://www.wsrr.org/

Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 2017

Come out for the largest Independence Day celebration in Frederick County! Festivities will include children's activities, a volleyball tournament, a DIY PB&J tent, bath tub races at Culler Lake, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display in Baker Park.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2844 or head to the official website here:
http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/fredericks-fourth/

Drum Circle, July 7, 2017

Back by popular demand! Bring an instrument or pick one up at Sky Stage for a community drum circle led by Executive/Clinical Director Darcy Lipscomb O'Daniel, MT-BC of Noteable Progressions Music Therapy Services. All ages and backgrounds are welcome to join in this engaging and fun experience.

To find out more, head to the official website here:
http://www.skystagefrederick.org/

The Frederick Wine Trail 10th Anniversary Celebration at Stone Manor, July 7, 2017

A visit to the Glamour of the Roaring 20's, presenting local wine, beer and distilled spirits. Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Maryland Wine Trail. Stroll beautifully manicured lawns, stroll by a lovely pond and Manor home while enjoying fine Jazz, crafters and artisans, picnic foods and fine beverages. Finish the weekend with a voucher to visit the participating wineries on Saturday and Sunday for a free tasting. Purchase tickets here. Visits to participating wineries July 8-9 are included in your ticket.

To find out more, call (301) 371-0099 or check out the official website here:
https://www.mt.cm/FREDERICK-WINE-TRAIL

 

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Allison Zerr

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June 25, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: June 25-July 1, 2017

Open House at New Spire Arts, June 27, 2017

Come by for a tour of the newest studios at New Spire Arts, available for rehearsals, events, meetings and co-presenting! There are four large rooms available starting June 26, plus a lounge and a media suite. They would be delighted to show you around!

To find out more, call (301) 620-4458 or check out the official website here:
http://newspirearts.com/summer2017/

Flying Dog Film Series: Top Gun, June 28, 2017

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm! Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is an expert United States Naval Aviator. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is outflown and panics. With little fuel left, Maverick is able to instruct him to fly back to the aircraft carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he combats the superior attitudes of the other pilots and the haunting legacy of his father’s death in combat. When he encounters civilian Charlie Blackwood, he finds that not everything can be learned in a classroom. Rated PG-13. At the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or head to the official website here:
http://weinbergcenter.org/top-gun

Summerfest Family Theatre, June 29, 2017

Enjoy free children's entertainment featuring local, regional and national performers showcasing comedy, music, dance and more! An end of summer social will cap off the season with games, giveaways and sweet treats, In lieu of admission, donations of canned food or cash will be accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. Recurring weekly on Thursdays through August 10.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2844 or head to the official website here:
http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/summerfest-family-theatre/

July First Saturday: Pooch Parade, July 1, 2017

Spend your summer in Downtown Frederick! We truly have something for everyone -- galleries, shops, and restaurants! On July First Saturday, you can dress up your dog and flaunt him or her around town in the Pooch Parade.

To find out more, call (301) 698-8118 or check out the official website here:
http://www.downtownfrederick.org/

 

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Allison Zerr

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June 16, 2017

Monthly Housing Stats, Montgomery County, May 2017

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