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Cindy A. Rose began writing for the Tentacle in 2011 trying to raise awareness over things happening within Frederick County Public Schools. She began keeping a close watch on FCPS when she learned there were not enough air conditioned buses for special needs children during the hot Maryland summers. The Tentacle offered her a place to share her concerns with her community when local newspapers didn’t always. Cindy had the opportunity to buy the Tentacle from creator/owner John W. Ashbury in 2019, so she did. She believed then, as she believes now, our communities, friends and neighbors have important things to say that needs to be shared with those living around them. Large corporate news companies don’t always share in those passions and concerns. The Tentacle is a local news, commentary and community website run by citizens, for citizens. Its success depends on your participation.

Earth Day, a/k/a Vladimir Lenin’s Birthday

Even with distance learning, Frederick County Public Schools is still on a mission to elevate Earth Day over Constitution Day.  For the next week I am expected to teach my son all things “Earth...

What’s The Magic Number That Ends Maryland’s House Arrest?

What number does it take for Hogan to free us from house arrest, give business owners back control of their businesses and send people back to work and joyful living?  How many “essential” personnel are...

Reopen Maryland – Call To Action!

Reopen Maryland, a grassroots group that held a successful rally opposing Governor Hogan's continuation of shutting down Maryland, is calling for further action; but it’s not what you are thinking. Len Foxwell, Comptroller Peter Franchot’s...

COVID19 – Hogan’s Numbers Game

On March 5, 2020 Governor Larry Hogan declared a State Of Emergency due to an “outbreak of disease”. Maryland now had its first coronavirus death while there were 177 confirmed cases nationwide.

Risk vs. Reward In The Age Of COVID-19

If you are like me, you are tired of living in a world filled with media and government-induced panic.  Let’s get some facts from Dr. Peter Tippett, internal medicine doctor with a PhD in...

Overheard In The Elevator

Overheard in the elevator, well press conference really. During the April 15, 2020 press conference, Governor Hogan honored American Sign Language interpreter, Jimmy Beldon with the Governor’s Citation for his translation work to our...

Christ Has Risen, Will Hogan “Allow” You?

When people sit idly by watching their neighbors get arrested or fined for throwing a ball to their child in a park, fishing on a deserted creek or attending church, we have surrendered being...

Feral Cats Still Need Attention

The Department of Agriculture has delayed the grant process for their Spay and Neuter Grant program.    Organizations like Tip Me Frederick rely on those funds as well as the generous contributions of our...

Snitching Is Still UnAmerican

While neighbors are out narcing on neighbors for daring to step outside for fresh air and freedom, state and national elected officials continue fueling the fear by grabbing a podium and shouting “FIRE”. Authorities literally arrested a lone surfer for daring to violate a “government mandate” to be fearful and remain indoors.

Things To Do This Weekend, Tomorrow And Every Day

Friday through Sunday - Frankly, every day of the week. You may have noticed this section of our website has been missing for the last few Friday posts.  Well, what’s a person “to do” when the governor dictates...

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