One-way Alley Workshop: Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Town of New Market will be holding a second workshop to discuss changing the alleys in the historic district to a one-way system.  The workshop will be held at Town Hall on February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am.

Residents are encouraged to attend to provide input, opinion and feedback.  This issue was initially brought up more than 20 years ago.  As the town continues to grow and thrive it is imperative to address traffic flow issues.

Two maps are available to assist in this exploratory process.  One is a proposed directional map if the alleys were to be converted to a one-way system.  The other is a blank map for residents to fill in themselves and submit with alternative solutions. Click here for the directional map. Click here for the blank map.

Please attend one or both meetings but if you cannot attend in person please submit your feedback and opinions via email to  You may also drop off or scan your comments and the map document with your suggestions.

The workshops will be chaired by former Councilman and current Planning and Zoning Board Member, David Price.  They are intended to gather information.  The results will then be reported back to the Planning and Zoning Committee at the March 2017 Meeting.

Downy Woodpecker Photo Courtesy Bob Schaefer

Downy Woodpecker
Photo Courtesy Bob Schaefer

Audubon Nature Walk: Saturday, February 18, 2017

A nature walk at the Fred Archibald Audubon Sanctuary will be sponsored by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. Winter may still be with us, but it may be losing its grip! We will see wintering birds and possibly some very early spring migrants. Buds will be swelling, waiting for warm weather. The sanctuary contains both meadows and forests, so there is a wide variety of habitats for different wildlife.

The walk is suitable for all ages. Meet at 9 a.m. at the entrance to the sanctuary, which is on the east side of Boyer’s Mill Road, one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. Wear hiking boots or other waterproof footgear and clothing appropriate for the predicted weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. The walk will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather or deep snow. For more information, visit or contact Crystal Kunst at or 443-536-3071.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility for Adolescents in Frederick

The Youth Ranch, formerly the Maryland Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, a nonprofit in Frederick, Maryland, opened our new facility on June 1, 2016. We are a Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility for Adolescents ages 12-17. In the State of Maryland, there are very few facilities available to help adolescents with substance abuse issues.

We have a mind, body, spirit approach. Our program provides:
• 24 Hour Supervision, Residential Stay
• Intensive Outpatient Therapy from our Outside Provider, Crossroads Center of Frederick
• Individualized Treatment Plans
• Oversight of Schooling
• Life Skill Classes
• Recreational & Leisure Activities
• Team Building Activities
• Nutritional Classes
• 12 Step Program
• Mentoring Program
• Spiritual Program
• Group, Individual and Family Therapy

The Youth Ranch is located on 204 beautiful, rural acres in Frederick County, Maryland. We have a top-notch facility and 41 years of experience working with adolescents. Our model is new to the State of Maryland – combining a residential program with Intensive Outpatient Therapy – thus giving our clients 1 – 3 months longer to receive therapy before having to return to their homes. Our facility is private pay for the residential portion with insurance covering the Intensive Outpatient Therapy.

Please click here to see our latest brochure.

 Interested in Volunteering?

We’re looking to develop a talent bank of volunteers that we can draw from when there are openings on the various boards or commissions. If you are interested, please stop our office for an volunteer application form or click here.

Frederick County Emergency Notification System

Frederick County has an emergency notification system. You may sign up for alerts on Severe Weather Alerts, Governmental Notices, General Announcements, and Law Enforcement Advisories. The service is free of charge. To register click here.