The Frederick Center Elects

New Boardmembers The Frederick Center Board elected officers at the April board meeting. Kristopher Fair was elected as the new chair, Maureen Connors was re-elected vice chair, and Peter Brehm was re-elected treasurer. Adam DeBaugh remains secretary. New members Ruth Bushnell and Emily Perper have also joined the board.

Hagerstown Comes Out in Support of Community Free Clinic

On January 31st, 2016 the Gourmet Goat hosted the seventh annual Wine and Cheese “Silent & Lively” Auction at 28 South Restaurant to benefit the Community Free Clinic of Hagerstown, Maryland. The Community Free Clinic is a nonprofit organization with a small staff and receives no government funding. The clinic is open to all no matter one’s race, gender, orientation, or age. They are fully funded by donations, and every dollar donated provides eight dollars in medical services.

Hagerstown Comes Out in Support of Community Free Clinic

On January 31st, 2016 the Gourmet Goat hosted the seventh annual Wine and Cheese “Silent & Lively” Auction at 28 South Restaurant to benefit the Community Free Clinic of Hagerstown, Maryland. The Community Free Clinic is a nonprofit organization with a small staff and receives no government funding. The clinic is open to all no matter one’s race, gender, orientation, or age. They are fully funded by donations, and every dollar donated provides eight dollars in medical services.

Equality Maryland & FreeState Legal Announce Series of Statewide Listening Sessions

Following an announcement last month that Maryland’s statewide LGBTQ policy and legal advocacy organizations are merging to form a comprehensive, statewide political and legal advocacy organization, FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland announced today that they’ll host a series of listening sessions across the state. These listening sessions will be an opportunity for community members to engage directly with organizational leaders around the issues that matter most to them, and help FreeState Legal / Equality Maryland shape its vision.

The Frederick Center Heats Up February with Carnival 2016

The Frederick Center is hosting the second annual Carnival celebration Saturday February 6th, 2016 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The masquerade / creative cocktail affair is being held at the Hampton Inn Frederick. Themed for the period of time leading up to Lent, the fun evening of dancing also serves to raise funds for The Frederick Center, the county’s non-profit organization which supports the local LGBTQ community.

Should I Buy a Historic Home?

Hello from the Hagerstown Tri-State area. So having lived and worked in an area rich in history and loaded with historic homes for the past 30 years– 18 as a realtor– I have personally owned and sold a number of turn-of-the-century and pre-turn-of-the-century homes. When using the term “historic” I am referring to properties built pre-1930, which there are a lot of in this area. You can’t beat the appearance of a well maintained classic older home with a wrap-around porch and bow windows on a tree-lined street in small town USA. This Tri-State area has several small towns offering […]

Another Great LGBT Hotspot Has Closed

The Club in Martinsburg, West Virginia, owned by Dale Gish, has closed its doors just shy of celebrating what would have been there four-year anniversary. With a record breaking attendance of 368 patrons coming through the door the last night raises questions on why would such an amazing venue close down.

Discovering Lost River

As a child I went on numerous camping trips with my family. Not to mention the weeks spent in a teepee on a Native American Reservation in north Wisconsin. I believe that these trips have opened my eyes to the benefits that being in nature can have on the unexposed. If your time spent away from the fast-paced life that some crave is overdue, I suggest making your way to a town that is literally off the map – at least Verizon Wireless’s map – and go to Lost River, West Virginia.