Local Feature: Distillery Lane Ciderworks

Discover Delicious Apple Cider and More At This Local Cidery

Looking for plans during the remainder of this fall season?  Check out Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Jefferson, Maryland.  A 20 minute drive from this community, the orchard and cidery encompasses more than three thousand apple trees across nine acres of farmland.  Visit Distillery Lane Ciderworks to enjoy:

The Cider

Visitors can sample different ciders in the Distillery Lane Ciderworks Tasting Room which is situated adjacent to the acres of apple trees.  The Tasting Room is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 pm.  The ciders rotate seasonally, so even previous visitors to Distillery Lane Ciderworks can visit again and enjoy new, delicious cider samples.

The Classes and Workshops

The Distillery Lane Ciderworks team also offers cider making classes and workshops about apples, cider, and more.  Some of these classes and workshops are hosted onsite, while others occur at participating farms in the local area.  Contact Distillery Lane Ciderworks to learn the next class and workshop offerings.  Distillery Lane Ciderworks also hosts various seasonal events throughout the year, follow the cidery on Facebook to keep up with all local events.

Want to host an event at Distillery Lane Ciderworks?  Contact the cidery online.

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East of Market Apartments Wins a 2018 PMA PACE Award

The East of Market team stands with our 2018 PACE Award.

East of Market Apartments won a Judge’s Choice Award for our community’s rent category during the 2018 Property Management Association‘s PACE Awards Ceremony.

Community Manager Kim Martin accepted this recognition on Thursday, October 18 at the annual PACE Awards Ceremony.  The event spotlights the “region’s most outstanding apartment communities,” according to the official PMA’s  website.  East of Market was one of less than 35 apartment communities that received a Judge’s Choice Award while 215 total apartment communities competed in this year’s PACE program.

The communities competing for PACE awards are evaluated by a panel of real estate management professionals who judge criteria including:

  • Exterior curb appeal
  • Common Area Amenities
  • Resident Events and Activities, and
  • Resident Retention

Our 2018 PACE Award win exemplifies East of Market’s commitment to exceptional customer service and strengthens our community motto of “You Deserve More.”

Read more about the PACE Program on the PMA’s website.

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Three “Spoopy” Events in Frederick to Enjoy Before Halloween

Fun, Seasonal Events in Downtown Frederick

Frederick, Maryland is a great city to enjoy Halloween festivities and autumnal events.  Downtown Frederick, in particular, is home to both fall beauty, with abundant fall foliage, and numerous historical sites that are places of local legend, allure, and “spoopy” fun.

Below are three “spoopy” events taking place in Frederick this month that the East of Market team hopes our residents can enjoy:

1) Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour: This tour, organized by The Museum of Frederick County History, begins on East Church Street and details some “scandalous” moments in Downtown Frederick’s history.  This tour will take place on Saturday, October 27.  Learn more online:

Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour

2) Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick: These tours are annual events and a Frederick, Maryland staple. This experience provides attendees with a glimpse into stories and accounts of paranormal happenings in Frederick. The Ghost Tours take place multiple evenings during October. Learn more about these tours on the Maryland Ghost Tours website or by following the link below:

Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick

3) The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Night: Hosted by Downtown Frederick Partnership, this free film screening will take place in the evening on October 19 in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater.  Learn more about the event on the Downtown Frederick Partnership website:

The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Night

Do you have October plans in Frederick, Maryland you think should be added to our list? Let the East of Market team know!

East of Market is an apartment community located in Frederick, Maryland.  Learn more about East of Market by visiting the website or Facebook page.

Exploring Your Local Library | Frederick, Maryland

One great aspect of living at East of Market is that this community is close and convenient to Downtown Frederick!  Residents are only a short drive, bike ride, or walk to the numerous restaurants, shops, and events in Downtown.  In the middle of Downtown Frederick, right next to Carroll Creek, is the downtown branch of the Frederick County Public Libraries system, the C. Burr Artz Public Library.

With fall around the corner and cold weather only a few weeks away, nothing is better than curling up with a good book (or several good books) to pass the time.  Alongside the books, below are several other great library features patrons can enjoy at the C. Burr Artz Public Library:

  1.  The Maryland Room:  According to the Frederick County Public Library website, “The Maryland Room… is a noncirculating, local history research collection of primary and secondary sources. Materials actively collected document Maryland’s economic, social, political, cultural, and religious history, the genealogy of Maryland’s peoples, and the Civil War.”
  2.  Dragon Bags: The Dragon Bags program is a free book loan initiative offered by Frederick County Public Libraries.  In this program, patrons can pick up a Dragon Bag at participating libraries.  Each bag contains 10 books with a specified age group, interest, and/ or focus.  Even patrons without library cards can participate in the Dragon Bag program.
  3.  STEM Lab: On the second floor of the C. Burr Artz Public Library is the STEM Lab, which houses activities and events for students of any grade level.  The STEM Lab contains resources such as iPad minis, a 3D printer, and sensory bins.  This weekend, during In The Street, the library STEM Lab is the location of the Robot Races.  Check the Frederick County Public Libraries website to keep up with all STEM Lab events.

In addition to the above programs and labs, the library offers numerous other resources to patrons such as meeting and study rooms, passport services, and wireless internet and printing.

Learn more about Frederick County Public Libraries online.

East of Market is an apartment community located in Frederick, Maryland.  Learn more about East of Market by visiting the website or Facebook page.

Live Music Events, Comedy Shows, and More: Sky Stage Summer Season

Sky Stage Hosts Shows & Events Near Carroll Creek

One great aspect of living at East of Market is that our residents are close to the many shops, restaurants, shows and events located in Downtown Frederick!  The East of Market team loves exploring Carroll Street; near the Carroll Creek Promenade, this street is home to numerous businesses including Clue IQ.

Carroll Street is also home to the seasonal amphitheater Sky Stage.  This summer and early fall, plan to check out a show or event at Sky Stage!  With an event calendar full of open mic opportunities, concerts, comedy shows, and more, Sky Stage is bound to have something for the whole family.

What is Sky Stage?

Sky Stage is a theater and gallery in Downtown, Frederick.  Sky Stage is located in a historic building that was built in 1762.  The building suffered a fire in 2010 and the roof and second floor of the structure were destroyed.  Sky Stage opened in this space in 2016 as an open air amphitheater.

What is going on at Sky Stage?

Sky Stage hosts numerous events, both pubic shows and concerts and private receptions.

Music and dance events: Sky Stage hosts a regular concert series featuring different bands and musical groups.  The theater also hosts a “Salsa Under the Stars” event, open mic nights, and a drum circle.

Comedy shows: Two regular comedy shows are hosted at Sky Stage this season.  The final performance of “Oh Crit! The Dungeons & Dragons Improv Show” for the 2018 season will be hosted on Friday, August 31.  This themed improv show previously sold out at the Maryland Ensemble Theater.  In addition, two more Stand up and Improv Comedy Nights will take place this Sky Stage season.  These shows, on Friday, August 24 and Friday, September 28, will feature several stand up comedians and improv troupes.

Art: Sky Stage also functions as an art gallery to showcase local art.  The monthly Sky Pop event is a chance for local artists, bakers, and more to demonstrate and discuss their work.

Fitness: Trying to find a creative space for fitness?  Sky Stage hosts regular yoga classes, cycling sessions, and more.

These events, and more, are located on the Sky Stage online calendar.

If any East of Market resident is looking to explore Downtown Fredrick and experience a fun show or event in a unique setting, the East of Market team recommends Sky Stage!

Sky Stage is operated by the Frederick Arts Council.  Learn more about Sky Stage online.

The information presented in this blog can be found on the official Sky Stage website linked here: www.skystagefrederick.com.

East of Market is an apartment community located in Frederick, Maryland.  Learn more about East of Market by visiting the website or Facebook page.