It’s that time of the year again! Our kids go back to school soon and the preparation begins now. Frederick County Schools begin on September 3, 2019. Luckily for you, we have a couple of tips on how to get your kids ready and to start the 2019-2020 school year on the right foot!
School Supplies- Almost every year we have to restock on school supplies for our children. We all have the random drawer of abandoned school supplies at home, start there first to gather the supplies that your children might need for the new year. Stop by local stores that offer back to school specials on supplies. Stores like Office Depot, Staples, and Target offer specials for the entire month of August. To see the list of supplies for your Frederick County Schools click here.
School Clothing- Lets face it! Each year your kids grow out of their old clothes and need ones. All Maryland stores are offering Tax Free items during August 11-17. Restrictions apply on clothing purchases under $100 and backpacks for under $40. This is a great way to stock up on clothing for your kids on a budget! Have them tag along and try on some new outfits to get them motivated for the upcoming school year.
School Lunches- Whether you pack your kids lunches or they eat at school, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Make sure your kids get a big breakfast before they head to school each morning. On the go? Grab some breakfast bars or some fruit that will give them enough supplement for the morning!
Excited for back to school? Send us pictures of your kids on their big day back to school to be featured on East of Market’s Facebook page!
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East of Markets residents: Gear up for a summer full of activities! Located in our clubhouse come join us for events that will surely get your week days going! Below, we have five activities happening for the month of July:
Oscar’s Alehouse Visits East of Market: Did someone say Happy Hour?!🍻 Our new neighbors, Oscar’s Alehouse, will be visiting East of Market on July 18th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come mingle with your neighbors while nibbling on wings, jambalaya, salad and beer tasting!
Wine Down Wednesday with Yoga 🧘♀️🧘♂️: It’s time to wine down! Join us for a relaxing hour of Yoga and Wine 🍷 with one of the instructors from Namaste Studios, Frederick MD. Space is limited to the first 12 participants. Please reserve your spot by emailing us your RSVP on the new resident portal. We look forward to relaxing with you all!
Book Club: The Canterbury Station Readers invite you for a night filled with dicussion as we go through this months novel. Light refershments will be served. Book Club meeting begins on Tuesday July 9th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Game Night: Some of the East of Market teams’s favorite things to do: play games! Join us for a fun night of community comradery! Head to the clubhouse on Friday July 26th at 7pm!
Pool Is Open!: It’s that time of year when East of Market opens up a favorite resident#amenity for the summer: the pool! Who is excited?
Come stop by the pool today. 🏊🏽♀️ Open everyday from 11:00am-8:00pm.
The East of Market team thanks all of our residents for your continued support! The team is already looking forward to seeing you all at this months activities!
Warm weather is on its way! On a bright, sunny day, nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious ice cream cone. But where in Frederick can you get a delicious scoop of ice cream? Frederick is full of so many delicious restaurants and cafes, and ice cream shops are no exception! Below are three, of the many, great places you can grab a delicious ice cream treat.
Pretzel and Pizza Creations: In addition to the pretzels, calzones, pizza, and sandwiches, Pretzel and Pizza in Downtown Frederick offers ice cream by the scoop. For those who may not want ice cream, Pretzel and Pizza also offers a number of refreshing and delicious smoothie options as well. Learn more about Pretzel and Pizza Creations online.
North Market Pop Shop: Located on Market Street of Downtown Frederick, North Market Pop Shop is the place to go for unique and tasty soda and it is also a destination for ice cream. The shop offers more than ten flavors of ice cream in addition to ice cream floats in which patrons can choose any soda and any flavor ice cream to make a spectacular combination. Learn more about North Market Pop Shop online.
Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream: Located in Everedy Square in Downtown Frederick, Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream offers more than 30 ice cream flavors, shakes, malts, and snow cones. For those not in the mood for a frozen treat, the shop also offers fudge and a variety of candy. Learn more about Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream online.
All of these shops are only a short drive or bike ride from the East of Market apartment community. What other local ice cream shops should the East of Market team feature on our blog? Reach out to us to let us know!
A List of Frederick, MD Breweries Near This Apartment Community
There is so much to love about Frederick, Maryland! One great thing about Frederick is that there is so much to do. No matter your interest, there is something in Frederick for you: whether it be theaters, sporting events, or museums.
Frederick is a great destination for beer enthusiasts with the numerous breweries available. Below is a list of several of the many breweries located in Frederick, all only a short drive or bike ride from this apartment community!
Rockwell Brewery: Located on North East Street, adjacent to Family Meal and only a few blocks from the East of Market community is Rockwell Brewery. The beer at Rockwell is brewed onsite and the brewery is family friendly. Dog lovers can even bring their four-legged friends to Rockwell’s bear garden as long as the dogs are on a leash. The brewery offers numerous monthly events, including a regular trivia night, and will host an anniversary party later in the month to celebrate two years of operation. Learn more about Rockwell Brewery online.
Attaboy Beer: Located adjacent to the Carroll Creek promenade is Attaboy Beer. Attaboy is a family and dog friendly establishment that sells beer and beer flights. The Attaboy team will also fill growlers. While Attaboy does not offer a food menu, the brewery hosts food trucks outside every day so patrons can enjoy local food vendors as well as local beer. Attaboy also offers a free brewery tour every Saturday at 12:30 pm. Learn more about Attaboy Beer online.
A Letter About The East of Market Community and Our Charging Stations and Electric Vehicles
The East of Market team received the following letter from one of our residents. The letter focuses on our community amenities, including those for electric vehicles:
“My name is Shane; I live at the fabulous, East of Market Apartments with my angel of a husband Tyler, and our little chorkie Jaxwel. We are previous residents of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. East of Market has been home for us now since September of 2015. When we were searching for a place to call home, a local family member advised we check out East of Market. Love at first sight, as we toured the community it was very evident that EOM was not just going to be a home but an elevated level of living. From the stunning vistas, fit and finish to the LEED level of efficiency. We do not have children, but our little Jaxwel seems to have taken on the role. EOM welcomes our furry family members with open arms! The grounds are set up for you to tend to, tidy up after, and even a private wash station. Not to mention the ideal location if your commute involves any of the major highways going through Frederick. As my husband and myself both have offices in Rockville, with all things considered this was not a difficult decision to make.
When we first came to East of Market we had noticed something we hadn’t seen up to this point anywhere else, an electric vehicle level 2 charging station. We did not currently have an electric vehicle however, but became intrigued. After some time in the area, getting familiar with traffic and HOV lanes we started to take into consideration that this may not be such as scary thing to make the transition to an electric vehicle. With the level 2 accessible station outside at East of Market and level 2 capabilities in particular private garages, the decision was becoming even easier. With level 2 bringing the vehicle to a full charge would only take a few hours. The decision was becoming easier and easier. Now a few years later we are on our second electric car and the benefits are fantastic. Whether it is never having to stop at the gas pump, the maintenance, well there isn’t really any to speak of, just being able to use the HOV carpool lane easily will cut 20 minutes off my commute, and knowing that the trees might stay a little greener along my travels really allows it to come together nicely.
There is still some development needed for the infrastructure to support long range travel for electric vehicles but as fast charges become more popular along the highways and major shopping centers bringing your car to full charge in as little as 10 minutes, the option is becoming more and more approachable for people. Should you make the jump know that East of Market is there to help power you through it!
Shane S., calling East of Market home since 2015″