Posts Tagged“Frederick”

Fall Bucket List

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Pumpkin spiced coffee, Halloween, beautiful running weather, piles of raked leaves… there is just nothing better. In the Gerlock household, fall also ushers in the Halloween season during which we go all out. A video of our house can be found here. (And that was years ago, the hubby has upped his game since then. But I digress.) Each year I make a bucket list of things we simply MUST DO in order to max out the season. The 2014 list: Mud Dog Zombie Run– Last year was the first year that…

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    We’re live, people! #ohyeah The newest issue of Frederick Gorilla Magazine is hitting the streets this week and is available via app, Kindle and Digital Edition. Yahoo! Putting together each magazine is a true labor of love. And while I usually tire quickly of edit after edit after edit, I must say that there is absolutely nothing like holding a copy in your hands when they are fresh off of the press. (Smells so good, too. WAIT. Is that weird?) Enjoy the new issue.

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Sharon Riser is Director and Co-Owner of The Temple a Paul Mitchell Partner School located in Frederick, MD. With over 17 years of experience in the beauty industry, Sharon also serves as a school consultant for Paul Mitchell Advance Education and actively contributes to  focus groups, newsletters , etc.  in the Paul Mitchell Network. Sharon is also actively involved in her local community working with her organization and students to make a difference volunteering with countless nonprofit causes from cancer research to helping with the homeless to the Boys & Girls Club and Children’s Miracle Network among many others. She is a…

One of the reasons I love my hometown so much is the hidden treasures it contains. I’ve been meaning to share some of my favorite discoveries for some time now. Bear with me, I am in no way, shape, or form a photographer. But I do have an iPhone and I am not afraid to use it. On the North End of Market Street in Frederick, MD you will find this stunning mosaic created by Jack Pabis, and Anthony and Evan Owens. It is spectacular. Obviously. If you take a closer look, you will see that the “man on a…

Liza Hawkins has one leg planted firmly in the corporate world, and the other growing fruitfully in a creative world. When she’s not focused on her role in leadership development at a large insurance company, Liza spends her time managing her blog (a)Musing Foodie, as well as other freelance writing gigs for online and print publications – including Frederick Magazine, Tots2Tweens.com, Want2Dish.com, PrimeParentsClub.com, FiND iT FREDERiCK magazine, and others. The rest of her free time is devoted to her two kids, ages 7 and 3, connecting with friends, running 5Ks, attempting to keep up with her book club, and giving…

When you are a kid, winter birthdays can be a drag.  Options are extremely limited. Those able to accommodate indoor parties (think Chuck E. Cheese or around these parts Adventure Park) are very (VERY) expensive and have limited “birthday party room” time. I mean, give me a break! You spend hundreds of dollars and an establishment and get 45 minutes to an hour in a room where your kids need to quickly stuff their faces with pizza and cake before being wisked out by staff. Not to mention the fact that the children quickly run out of money or tokens…

For the past week my hometown has been obsessed with one thing and one thing alone – the amazing, the incredible…Great Frederick Fair. When the fair comes to town all of the radio stations do live broadcasts from the fairgrounds, all of the newspapers produce special editions devoted to it, heck, even the public school system develops a curriculum around the Great Frederick Fair. (Not to mention the fact that they actually close schools so that kids can attend. No, I am not kidding. Really.) And like a good Fredericktonian family, we also make the annual pilgrimage out to the…

I’m the subject of a little secret project.  Well, I guess it is not exactly SECRET. I’m writing an article for Frederick Magazine. Who cares, right? Well the article is actually about … ME. I’ve been asked to write an article about training for the Frederick Marathon.  I guess the interesting angle here is that I am not a youngster (ouch!).  I am a middle aged? married woman with two small children trying to train for a marathon while balancing a full time job, children and a husband.  (Not to mention a dog, 6 fish and a bearded dragon, but…

The Frederick Marathon is six weeks away. SIX WEEKS, people. I’m determined to be ready for the torture challenge. This specific marathon has an interesting course. The first part is through downtown Frederick, MD.  Lovely. I’ve loved downtown Frederick ever since I was a kid. The course takes a nasty turn from mile 15-25 traveling Interstate 144 up the the Spring Ridge development and back.  ALL HILLS.  ALL hills. The second half of the marathon route is, quite frankly, the entire reason I didn’t do the full last year.  I was freaked out by the hills.  THEN I went and…