Frederick City ranks No. 1 among safe communities

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/article_667851e4-2aff-5921-977e-00a055079eb1.html By Cara R. Anthony News-Post Staff | 35 comments Frederick continues to move up on a list of safe places to live, according to Farmers Insurance Group. The Frederick-Gaithersburg-Bethesda area moved from fifth to first place on the list of secure places to live among metropolitan areas with a population of 500,000 or more, [...]

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Diggin’ In: Tropicals Take Your Back Yard to Another Latitude

By Kathy Van Mullekom (MCT)—Staying home this summer but wishing you were lounging on a tropical island? Turn your backyard into a tropical oasis with just a few additions from stores near you. Fill a large pot with sand and insert a festive-looking beach umbrella. Sprinkle a few seashells READ MORE >

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Property Tax Changes in Frederick County for FY2014

The Frederick Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the County’s FY2014 budget last week, making an important change in the structure of the county’s fire tax. County residents will now pay one consolidated rate, instead of either an urban or suburban rate. Moreover, the fire tax will no longer be assessed separately, but is rolled [...]

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