People & Places

Economic Storm

As a military veteran, Danny Farrar has learned to roll with the punches. Founder and CEO of Soldierfit’s five …

06.18.20 – Feature, People & Places

Self-Guided Tours

I think it’s safe to say that we are all getting a little bit stir crazy these days. We …

06.18.20 – Lifestyles, People & Places

Weddings With a History

Simple but charming, the Dahlgren Chapel rises above Turner’s Gap in a clearing next to the Appalachian Trail. This …

06.09.20 – Feature, Food & Drink, History, Lifestyles, People & Places

Crisis and Community

Amid the mostly empty sidewalks of Downtown Frederick, Michelle Schaffer knew she had to pivot. The owner of the …

05.01.20 – Feature, Lifestyles, People & Places

Frederick for Granted

We take things for granted. All of us. It’s intrinsically human that we stop smelling the roses and stop …

05.01.20 – Lifestyles, People & Places

Designing Women

They talk about her like they know her personally. Claire. No last name is necessary. She’s the mid-20th century …

02.12.20 – History, People & Places

Best of Frederick 2020 Winners

It isn’t the intent of “Best of Frederick” to memorialize businesses that no longer exist. In fact, we would …

02.10.20 – Destinations, Dining, Feature, Food & Drink, Frederick Scene, History, Lifestyles, Music, People & Places, Style, Travel

Open for Business

As co-owner of Ory Florals, Steven Jeweler sometimes goes into the retail portion of his New Market-based business to …

01.14.20 – People & Places

Holidaze in Frederick County

When moving to Merryland, we only had about three weeks’ notice. Jobs change and new employers expect you to …

12.17.19 – People & Places

Shop with a Cop

It’s early on a Saturday morning last December when police officers and children arrive at the entrance to the …

12.16.19 – Feature, Lifestyles, People & Places

Needed Relief

Andrea Faris Roberts knows what caregivers need most and that is rest. Roberts, whose son Reece was born with …

12.06.19 – Lifestyles, People & Places

Q&A: Debby Neely

What is the vision of this nonprofit and what is the significance of its name? The name of our …

11.11.19 – People & Places, Q&A

Evie’s Purpose

Mark Vander Meer loved to drive and on one day in 2014, amid the shock of finally learning that …

11.08.19 – Feature, People & Places

Tales from the Front Seat

It’s a Friday, a little after midnight on a hot summer night, when I pull up to the light …

11.01.19 – Feature, Lifestyles, People & Places

Where All the Food Trucks At?

I feel a little bit like Cleavon Little asking a similar, but altogether different, question in the Mel Brooks …

11.01.19 – Food & Drink, People & Places

Mind and Soul

It’s all about connections. In personal relationships and business ventures, connecting with the right people at the right time …

10.21.19 – People & Places