All eyes throughout Frederick County today will be on Winchester Hall, headquarters of the county’s council. It won’t be surprising that the lawmakers’ own cable television channel will have a nice big viewership.
They were rejoicing and exceedingly glad. Reverie in Miami and throughout Cuban communities, even here in Frederick, was ecstatic. What brought about the excitement and enthusiasm along with tears of joy? A rather easy answer. Death finally greeted Fidel Castro, the American hater.
This business of sanctuary cities, colleges and churches so popular again after the national histrionics is rather stupid and insidious. There is something we follow called The Rule of Law.
We can all be forgiven if navel-gazing and full stomachs are truly the order of today. The worries of the world and surrounding communities can be revitalized tomorrow.
In the midst of this happy week, there is a lot for all to be thankful most assuredly. There are plenty of joys to go around. How exciting to be with family and food and sporting activities.
Now that transition of the government is undergoing such love and friendliness, who can barely wait for the new political style to arrive?
Still awake at 2:40 in the morning unable to reach The Land of Nod, it was impossible yesterday to hit the remote control off buttons for both the television set and laptop online. The ongoing cacophony about the stunning change on the national landscape had me alert.
Time has now arrived. Jokes and jokers, wisecracks and wiseacres along with the dis-and-misinformation poohbahs can be sent to the woodshed. I want to return to some important matters.
In the midst of this human Internet, there are many smiles and great rewards. Don't quit perusing these paragraphs yet, please! There is more to come, good stuff for sure if you remain faithful.
It's the morning after. Hopefully bobbing for apples is done for another year, sweet tooths are satisfied at least for today and sugar antidotes are working.
If stupid things are enacted in other states and commonwealths, they can surely occur everywhere else. Surprised? Don't be. This is a never ending battle.
How exciting the next few days are going to be. In my dreams I was seeing the Nationals and the Orioles in their World Series finest, playing first in Baltimore and then in Washington.
We need a break from all of the impertinences us good people have been enduring. Do I have to explain them? Of course not.
Ivory towers remain supreme out of the nation's capital and the trickling down may have reached an all-time gully washer.
Well, now, if the campaigning hasn’t turned voters into cynics, it’s rather close. Thankfully, we're in the home stretch. Let's just count the days as they fly by to November 8.
It would certainly have been thrilling to be the fly on the wall Sunday afternoon prior to the Gladiators' jousting about the good, the bad and the ugly.
Has society crossed the Rubicon? Consider for a moment the impact of hokum and snow job language the national election campaigns are having on the public.
On this date 56 years ago, the nation’s presidential election campaigns changed forever. Television was transformed into the monumental tool for politics and politicians.
How about the success of the Great Frederick Fair? Good times had by all! Much to my chagrin I missed the tractor pull, demolition derby and looking over all of the farm animals. Maybe next year.
Just when this class was heading to a written exam of U.S. history, a confession is in order today. Please note "to err is human to forgive is divine."
Will the class please come to order! Notebooks of all sorts are allowed and it matters not a whit if you're chewing Wrigley's or Double Bubble, but please no snuff, nor Red Man, Beech Nut, or Skoal.
The current age of general boo-hooing, belly-aching, begging for apologies, street marches and other sorts of protesting is something to behold. Everybody, to be quite serious, has some gripe. What would the world be if everything was smooth as a baby's bottom? Don't answer the question.
How pleasant the words, The Golden Mile. They are quite like twinkling lights that invite opportunity for Frederick. This is not a new talking point. It is one returning to the exciting world of entrepreneurs, developers, business leaders and everyday people.
Thank goodness. We survived the predicted heavy rain and wind that didn’t arrive. There was no need for the states of emergencies, but preparation was vital. A happy and joyful Labor Day it was. It was the calm before a storm which could still erupt.
All the hullabaloo about starting school after Labor Day in Frederick County and the rest of Maryland is interesting and not the least bit entertaining.
It was a pleasant story. The Frederick County Board of Education has finally, even under immense pressure, decided that students unable to speak or communicate by themselves don’t have to take standardized tests.
This space has inveighed numerous times against Frederick County's charter government. Similarly, discussion is prominent toward the administration and tactics of the elected county executive who, in reality, is the chief cook and bottle washer. The position is untouchable.
Back to school days. How exciting for all the young girls and boys preparing for kindergarten and elementary learning, plus the older and sophisticated heading to junior and senior high schools ready for classroom academic sessions and extracurricular activities, athletics and Friday night football and marching bands.
There are so many needy causes to support in Frederick County, it is impossible to list them all here.