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Em(paw)ees: White Collar, Blue Collar, Dog Collar.

Has your life led you to the tragic, unfortunate circumstance of NOT having a dog? Not to worry, these businesses give an invaluable gift–the gift of pettins, snugglins and cuddles with adorable canine employees.

Frederick Supply

Tell me a little about yourself:

My name is Mickey and I was rescued/adopted 2 years ago and my dad asked if I wanted to go to work. I did so well that he kept asking me to come. I rarely miss a day of work unless it rains, its cold, or I find something better to do. I am the official greeter, closer and  safety mascot. I take issue with mascot and prefer to call myself a model. I have favorite customers and I am a little embarrassed by that. I am the brains of the operation and people frequently stop in and ask for me, as they should.

Who is your role model?

Sgt Daphne Jean-Felix (pictured) of the US Army (Fort  Detrick). I respect all military and first responders and I love when they come in. Sgt Jean-Felix and I are friends at work, on Facebook and on Instagram. I send him messages telling him I am stronger and faster than him – we haven’t had that contest yet.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I am the CEO – Chief Eating Officer

Greeting, modeling, eating, napping, repeat!

My ridiculous good looks.

My professional courtesy at all times.

I close the sale!

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

Walking away from a coworkers unattended lunch (I have never walked away, I can’t resist!).

The cute beagle next door.

Not being more famous, but this will help!

My height.

 

Viniferous

Tell me a little about yourself:

My name is Riley, I live at Viniferous.

Who is your role model?

The little rascals dog “Petey”

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I am a really good greeter and mingler

What is your greatest professional weakness?

I love treats! Sometimes I can get cranky when on a leash, and I can be impatient with smaller dogs.

 

Pulse Publishing

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m an 8 month old yorkie named Miss. ZuZu Petals. I’m a professional people watcher and employee relations manager. You can often say hi to me in the window of 12 South Market.

Who is your role model?

Charity because she is always outside the Federated Charity building, even in the rain! What dedication! ( but she never seems excited to see me)

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I can remain calm under pressure and I never bark at the UPS guy. I have a really long tongue so I can lick my coworker’s faces!

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

I’m flawless.

 

Dragon Distillery


Gunny (Bulldog)

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m a four-year old English Bulldog who is responsible for overseeing our distillery tours – and keeping the futon warm. I really enjoy meeting people.

Who is your role model?

I’m a bulldog. We don’t have role models, We ARE role models.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I’d have to say, my amazingly good looks and my award winning smile.

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

Probably my lack of a tail (I lost it when I was young). So it’s harder for people to see how happy I am to see them.

Thor (Morkie)

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m an eight-year old Morkie. I’m basically in charge of everything here at the distillery – but my official title is Tasting Room Manager.  I generally stay behind the bar ensuring the staff is friendly and responsive to our guests needs. I can to this from my perch on the chair behind the bar.

Who is your role model?

I’d guess Lassie – if he was smaller, smarter, faster, and cuter.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

Oh – that’s easy – my hypo-allergenic coat

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

I’d have to say it’s the fact that I’m too cute – sometimes I’m not taken seriously.

 

Hunting Creek

Tell me a little about yourself:

My name is Maizey, I’m a tri color English setter, specifically a Llewellyn Setter, I was born deaf and just turned 4 yrs old. I come to work at Hunting Creek Outfitters nearly every day.  I’m excited to meet new people, especially kids and have some favorite dog friends who visit me too. I love to run, eat and sleep, not necessarily in that order.

Who is your role model?

I would say my role model would be any professional competitive eater.  The thought that I could be rewarded for eating crazy amounts of food seems like a dream come true. In the meantime, I have mapped out the best people and places to give me treats.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I feel like I’m an ambassador to Downtown Frederick, I’m very good at greeting people and having my picture taken with them.  There is no doubt my good looks attract humans to my store but my skills go well behind just being beautiful.   I posses a quality that brings a calmness to those I meet. If someone is having a bad day they can stop in and see me and it helps them feel better. I’m also good at remaining perfectly still, being a throw rug, a pillow for kids, blocking the doorway and holding the sidewalk down from moving.

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

I sneak out of the store when Murray or Brian are not looking and go down the street to the Muse and Molly’s Meanderings for treats. I’m pretty nosey and have a tendency to stick my nose in people’s bags, purses and strollers and have even snatched a cookie or two out of an unsuspecting kid’s hand.  Murray tells me I’m good at getting people in the store but need to work on my closing the sale skills.

 

Frederick Coin Exchange

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m Charlie and I love Frederick! Tim, my walker, and I have a great time exploring Frederick every day…..visiting friends, checking in with the nice people at the South Market Street Sandwich Store, touring the canal, Baker Park, saying hi to the ducks….there is a lot to do in Frederick!

Who is your role model?

The great people who thought to put the bowls of fresh water outside of businesses because it can get very hot in the summer when you are wearing a fur coat. Also, the businesses that have biscuits and treats available as sometimes I need a little energy boost along the way. They really thought of everything.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I am pawsitively proud that I have been working since I was 4 months old and have never missed a day of work!  I spent 6 happy years at the coin shop on Market Street and enjoying people watching as I hung out on my couch by the window. It took me a while to get used to the shop’s new location on East Street in Everedy Square but there is a lot more room and lots of people watching.  The shop’s customers are the best……….I can always count on them for needed hug, pets,or treats!  My colleagues treat me as an equal and always include me in celebrations which I really appreciate. I’m sure they have something planned for my 8th birthday on July 4th (hint, hint)

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

My greatest professional weakness is that I don’t have a thumb and I don’t have a pocket.  It seems to me that having a thumb and a pocket  (with a cell phone in it)  would make me a lot more independent and a whole new world could open up……..opening cabinets and doors, calling friends, ordering pizza, finding out what the other shop dogs are up to,…..the possibilities are endless!

*Remember, always ask to pet a dog before you get your snuggle on*

Joint Art Exhibit on the Creek

The C.Burr Artz Library and the Delaplaine are putting their heads together and joint-hosting a wonderful exhibit, “Frederick County Glimpses Past and Present,” that will celebrate the transformation of Frederick City from the 19th century through present day.

Photos of the city’s “past,” from the 19th century and early-to-mid 20th century, will be featured in the Library. These photographs from the FCPL archival collection will be on display in the main entrance way and in the Maryland Room on the second floor.

The Delaplaine will feature a variety of artworks by local artists, including paintings by Deborah Lovelace Richardson and Paula Rubin Wexler, photography by Brady Wilks and Harriet Wise, and sculpture by Homer Yost.

The two facilities are located along Carroll Creek Park in downtown Frederick, the Delaplaine at 40 South Carroll Street and the C. Burr Artz Library at 110 East Patrick Street. Diane Sibbison, the Exhibitions Manager at the Delaplaine, says,  “with both sites only about one block apart along Carroll Creek, we hope that people will visit both portions of the exhibit… It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring local art and local history together, and, as Mary [Mannix, the Maryland Room Manager,] said, raise the visibility of both.”

The public is invited to opening receptions at both locations on Saturday, January 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. This exhibit will be open at both locations through February 19th and will be available for viewing daily.

For more information, contact the Delaplaine at 301-698-0656 or www.delaplaine.org.

For more information on this exhibit, visit www.delaplaine.org

For more information on this exhibit, visit www.delaplaine.org

 

Midsummer Soiree- Lip Sync Battle Benefiting S.H.I.P of Frederick

Move over LL Cool J! This summer’s hottest Lip Sync Battle is heading right to our doorsteps as Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County brings you the Midsummer Soiree on Thursday July 28th.

Admission to this fun event is $50. Proceeds of this event will provide homeless students in Frederick County with much needed supplies, services, and temporary housing. Your donation will help Your donation upon admission also includes two drinks and appetizers at The Blue Side Tavern the night of the event, from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.

This second annual event invites everyone from around the Frederick area to come watch teams of friends and family compete for the ultimate title of Lip Sync Champions! Attendees will also have the chance to purchase raffle tickets to win “The Frederick Experience” prize package, which includes experiences and gifts from leading local retailers- valued over $1,000.

For tickets, visit https://shipsummersoiree.eventbrite.com. More information on the event and SHIP itself can be found on the SHIP Frederick website- www.shipfrederick.com.

Questions? Contact this wonderful organization at info@shipfrederick.com

Easels in Frederick Returns for 6th Year of Local Artwork Showcases

(Photo Credit: Easels in Frederick- www.easelsinfrederick.org)

A Frederick favorite returns this Spring for the 6th Annual Juried Plein Air Event presented by Easels in Frederick! Thirty of the nation’s most talented artists and their easels will fill our city and surrounding counties to bring us one-of-a-kind artwork that displays some of our area’s finest scenery.

The painters can be seen from June 13th- June 18th. Monday and Tuesday, expect to see artists scattered around Frederick County paying homage to historic buildings, landmarks, and farmland in the early morning near sunrise and late evening around dusk. This is when the light will yield the most lucent colors and pronounced shadows.

Downtown Frederick invites all participating artists to the downtown scene of their choice on Wednesday, June 14th all day. Thursday through Friday morning, assigned areas will be mapped out for each artist, who must bring their skillset to the table in order to produce the specified scene provided to them by the Juried Plein Air Event officials. Thursday night from 6:30pm-9:00pm, the Frederick Tourism Center will host a special Plein Air presentation by the Awards Judge.

See a piece of art you wish to hang in your own Frederick home? Preview the easels created throughout the week at the Grand Exhibition Collector’s Preview event on Friday night from 6:30pm-9:30pm in the William Talley Recreation Center in Downtown Frederick. Artists will also take this opportunity to earn cash prizes and numerous awards. Purchase your favorite pieces from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, as well as cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

All of this, including more open-art projects and a Quick Draw Competition at the Art Market, arriving to Frederick THIS SPRING! Don’t forget to mark your calendars today so you don’t miss this exciting Frederick staple in our city of steeples! For more information, please visit  http://www.easelsinfrederick.org/.