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Frustration continues over Frederick County developments
Mt. Airy Planning and Zoning Commission meeting of Aug. 25

By MICHELLE COOK, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 3, 2014

The first item up was the sign permit for Comics to Astonish, located at 1502 S. Main Street. This was the previous site of the Dollar Party Store and Abby’s Floor site in the Food Lion Shopping Center. The sign [more]


EDC welcomes new member, Harry Snodgrass
Mt. Airy Economic Development meeting of Aug. 20

By J.A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 3, 2014

Commission Chair Andrew Williamson welcomed new member, Harry Snodgrass, to the commission. Snodgrass, who recently moved to Mt. Airy from Kutztown, Pa. is a film archivist with the National Archives in Washington, D.C. previously, he worked in the film industry [more]


Local musician and guitar teacher is unconventional in his approach

By J.A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 3, 2014

Charlie Trapp grew up learning to play guitar at eight years old in his home town of Front Royal, Va. and has turned into an accomplished guitarist who teaches in an unconventional way.

Trapp, elected to be June’s Artist of [more]


Beautification chair: ‘The parks are looking really good’
Mt. Airy Beautification Commission meeting of Aug. 19

By J.A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 3, 2014

Commission Chair Mary Hushour praised the efforts of the commission members and other volunteers who have been improving the appearance of the town’s parks saying, “The parks are looking really good.”

After the perfunctory reading and approval of June and [more]


Frederick County student elected Key Club International officer

As published Sept. 3, 2014

Liz Moore, a rising senior at Linganore High School and resident of Mt. Airy, has been elected to the 2014-15 Key Club International Board of Trustees.

At the 71st annual convention of Key Club International, held earlier this summer in Anaheim, Calif., Liz was [more]


Concert fundraiser planned for Sept. 20 to benefit caboose restoration
Mt. Airy Board of Parks and Recreation meeting of Aug. 21

By MICHELLE COOK, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 3, 2014

Council Liaison Peter Helt stated the Beautification Commission (BC) is working on the next three signs for town parks (Wildwood, East West and Prospect.)

He also stated there will be a name the dinosaur’s contest for the newly-placed statues [more]


Woodbine Recreation Council fall programs

As published Sept. 3, 2014

Awareness Through Movement® – This is part of the Feldenkrais Method®, an educational system designed to improve human functioning. Long a professional secret among performing artists, it helps those suffering from chronic pain. Wellness expert, Dr. Andrew Weil, recommends it for back pain and [more]