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Frederick presents challenges for car-free living, not having extensive public transportation or a downtown grocery store, but some new downtown developments are making it possible for people to adopt at least a vehicle-light lifestyle.

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For fans of historic homes, downtown Frederick is a goldmine. When it’s time to renovate them, the question often becomes how to integrate historical architectural elements with the modern technology, functionality and convenience buyers have come to expect.

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When developers David Bauer and Michael Gordon bought Whitehill’s Row a few years ago, they wanted to pay tribute to the past while creating contemporary homes for everyone from hipsters to empty nesters in a revitalized location on the east end of Downtown Frederick.

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Volunteers from Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership met Rachel in the Frederick Detention Center. (To protect the privacy of the women who shared their stories, we are using only their first names.)

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For fans of historic homes, downtown Frederick is a goldmine. When it’s time to renovate them, the question often becomes how to integrate historical architectural elements with the modern technology, functionality and convenience buyers have come to expect.

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When developers David Bauer and Michael Gordon bought Whitehill’s Row a few years ago, they wanted to pay tribute to the past while creating contemporary homes for everyone from hipsters to empty nesters in a revitalized location on the east end of Downtown Frederick.

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Volunteers from Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership met Rachel in the Frederick Detention Center. (To protect the privacy of the women who shared their stories, we are using only their first names.)

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Tara, a recent graduate of a local Frederick County public high school, faced a difficult decision several years ago. Either she would remain in her parent’s home, where a dysfunctional environment made it very difficult to stay, or leave and take her chances with another adult living out of…

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How important is the roof over your head? Federated Charities keeps the roof over the heads of 18 nonprofits in Frederick and together we make sure that every one of us has the kinds of services we need…even when we didn’t expect to need them. We operate a nonprofit center and because of us, our tenants are able to spend less money on overhead and more money on the kinds of programs that matter in our community and to people like you…like youth singing programs from Frederick Children’s Choir, free legal services from Legal Aid and programs to help seniors stay in their homes from Partners In Care. We make sure there’s always been a safety net in Frederick and there always will be one.