November 24 – 100 years ago
November 24, 1922
Repudiation Day was celebrated Thursday afternoon at the courthouse by Frederick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution with appropriate and interesting exercises. Mrs. Francis Markell, Regent of the Chapter, presided and gave a beautiful tribute to the flag in a speech. Judge Glenn H. Worthington, the keynote speaker, gave an interesting and instructive speech about the Stamp Act and events leading up to it. After a few opening remarks, Clerk Eli G. Haugh read from the records the original warrant of the 12 “immortal” judges in 1765, repudiating England’s Stamp Act.
A mountain wildfire, reportedly spreading rapidly, was expected to make its way into Wolfsville at 1 a.m. this morning. It was alleged that Lewis Foltz’s home and the Black Rock Hotel were threatened at that hour by the proximity of the flames. It was also claimed that two fires had started in different places and hundreds of acres of land had burned down.
Probably the most thorough and unique building development ever attempted in this city is now under construction by the Nicodemus Ice Cream Company. This company has purchased a piece of land opposite the exhibition grounds and plans to develop a number of homes on the site. The streets on the 19-hectare site have already been landscaped and there are ten bungalows under construction, five of which are nearing completion. One of the streets is called Maryland Avenue, which connects to another street called Virginia Avenue. When naming the streets, it was thought that part of the city should have arterial roads named after the states in the Union. The retail price of each house will be $3,500 and each will have five rooms and a bathroom. They are all equipped with ovens, bathing facilities, running water and electric lighting.
40 years ago
November 24, 1982
The Frederick County Zoning Board of Appeals voted Tuesday night to allow a Food and Drug Administration official to open a night obedience school for dogs on Shookstown and Gambrill Park roads. Despite the objections of neighbors, who fear additional noise and traffic in the area, the board unanimously approved the zoning exception with the condition that Sandra K. Woods only allow customers access to the 17-acre ranch from US 40.
A new program for Medicaid funding for nursing home patients dominated discussion Tuesday night at Citizens Nursing Home’s board meeting. In the words of Thomas M. Fox, district superintendent and board member, the program “withdraws nursing care and replaces it with administrative care.”
(Editor’s note: The News-Post has no access to 50 Years Ago archives for August 1972 through March 1973. The “50 Years Ago” summary returns April 1, 2023.)
20 years ago
November 24, 2002
Rev. Gerald Hanberry and his wife Pat share a passion for Third World countries. They say their separate stints in the Peace Corps several years ago fueled that passion, which has evolved into a mission to “learn globally and act locally.” That mission earned Reverend Hanberry a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation to travel to Central America in search of answers. Those answers led to more complex questions and a renewed commitment to being a catalyst for change in Frederick County. The trip, the Hanberrys said, changed their lives.
Many Arlo Guthrie fans used to wear long locks and tie-dyed shirts or some kind of gear with ethnic-looking prints. Friday night at the Weinberg Center, some fans looked like the people most of them used to rebel against. Gray men and women in sport jackets and plaid shirts brought their children this time, many of whom looked like the old hippie rebels that Arlo still resembles.
The saw-whet owl is the smallest owl east of the Mississippi River. Sightings are rare in Maryland. But in the fall of the year, the little owls take flight as they migrate from northern areas to more hospitable environments where food is plentiful. “Saw-wets are not residents (in Maryland). They are rare here, except in the very northern part of Frederick and Washington counties,” said Middletown’s Steve Huy. Mr. Huy is one of the volunteers who run saw-owl tape stations in Maryland for Project Owlnet. There are four in the state, one near Bittinger in Garrett County, one at Adkin’s Arboretum near Denton, and one on Assateague Island. The fourth is on South Mountain, near Middletown. Mister Huy mans that station.