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Community is a place for The Tentacle readers and writers to share what is happening in Brunswick, Burkittsville, Ijamsville, Middletown, Mt. Airy, Thurmont, Urbana, Walkersville and everywhere else around the County, including the City of Frederick.

Nothing Says Unity Like Division

The new Othello Park opened in Petersville Friday. I was excited to drive in and see what had been happening behind the dirt mounds that grew and moved over the years as if giant moles had taken up residence. Like a child waiting for Christmas, it felt like forever for this day to arrive.

Justice For The Weed Family

On September 20, 2019 around 5:30 p.m., while walking around the Great Frederick Fair, John Weed of Mt. Airy was enjoying time with his family, when he was approached by two males. The two males were brothers ages 15 and 16.  They asked Mr. Weed for a dollar.  He said no, at which point some sort of dialogue began.

The Importance Of Local Journalism

By Katherine Heerbrandt In my last year as a reporter at The Frederick News-Post in 2004, about 14 full-time reporters crowded into its second-floor newsroom...

Conversations With Our Children During Forced Isolation

My son has been, like every other kid out of school and home. It’s been a change for him as well as me, but...

800 Medical Specialists Caution Against Draconian Measures

If you depend only on mass media during this crisis, one’s perspective can become distorted. You might gain the impression that the whole...

When Science Takes Away Your Rights

During this COVID-19 epidemic, there is a hidden pandemic. A dangerous infection has pervaded American society; it is scientism. Scientism is the notion that science is the best and only objective means, by which a society should determine what is safe or unsafe, right or wrong, normal or abnormal, acceptable or unacceptable.

Rolling Out The Homeschool Helper

As the counties across Maryland begin to roll out their plans for reopening schools, more and more parents are considering homeschooling. Frederick families are among them.

The Electoral College: How It Works and Do We Need It?

iberty Nation GenZ believes in educating young Americans about the U.S. and its Constitution. This middle school lesson plan can be used in the classroom or the home, and adapted to a range of student abilities.

More Adventures In Gardening

I’ve always maintained that whenever the government restricts something, it merely indicates the increased need for the average citizen to purchase the restricted item. This goes for firearms, encryption, and now seeds. State governments have decided that seeds and agricultural items are “non-essential”, which was the primary driver for me to complete the garden planting as soon as possible.

How To Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Having seen for ourselves how bare the hand sanitizer shelves are at the local store and even online, we found a recipe from thevitaminshoppe.com....