The Tentacle was the brain child of John W. Ashbury who moved to Frederick in 1952. He worked as a reporter and editor for The Baltimore Sun, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer, the Roanoke World-News, The Frederick News-Post and the Gazette newspapers.” John is the author of several books including All of Our Yesterdays: A Chronicle of Frederick County, Maryland and Frederick County Characters: Innovators, Pioneers and Patriots of Western Maryland.
John sold The Tentacle in November 2019.
The new owners of The Tentacle will hold true to its founder’s promise of truth and integrity in reporting. Join us as we grow The Tentacle into your go-to source for news, commentary and life in and around Frederick County, Maryland.
The Tentacle is a daily online publication located in Frederick, Maryland. It provides local Frederick County content from and for the citizens and businesses of Frederick County, Maryland.
As we move forward, we invite members of the community to participate in the sharing of local news, opinion and events. If you are interested in writing and contributing please reach out to us via our Contact page.
We extend an invitation to student writers looking for a place to be published.
The Tentacle is community content, written by people in our communities for our communities to build the personal bonds in our communities. If you feel you have something to say that others want to hear, let’s hear it. We best serve our neighbors and stay connected by keeping each other informed, staying engaged and sharing what’s happening around us. If there is something you would like to see featured on a regular basis, please let us know.
If you have an event you want to post, a question you’d like to have answered, have a news tip or want to share something fabulous, reach out to us. You are the news. We are nothing without you, our community.
The Tentacle is here to serve Frederick County.
Editor of The Tentacle