- Reason for closure: Installation of traffic signal foundations
- Lane to be closed: Opossumtown Pike northbound lane on north and south side of Amber Drive
- Dates: October 1 through October 10
With the 2014 West Nile Virus season upon us, remember that prevention is a key component to staying safe. There is no way to predict what the season will be like, and everyone needs to work to eliminate breeding sites around their homes, use repellent and dress appropriately if they are outdoors, especially from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
West Nile virus is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that affects the nervous system. It has been found in humans, birds, horses, and other animals, in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. It first appeared in the US in 1999, and since then it has spread across the country. WNV typically flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. Everyone is at risk of being affected by West Nile virus. For more information on the West Nile virus including prevention tips and facts about the virus please read this fact sheet.
- Friday, September 26, 2014
- Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Location: Begins at Harry Grove Stadium and ends at Hood College, front steps of Alumnae Hall (This is a 1.7 mile walk)
- Free and open to the public, registration requested at http://civilrights.hood.edu/
- As a tribute to the historic March on Washington, the March on Frederick will bring together community members to reflect on the progress made within the Frederick community since the passing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The march will pass historic sites throughout the city, including Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Lincoln School, Free Colored Library, Home of Dr. Ulysses Bourne, Asbury United Methodist Church, Pythian Castle, First African American High School, First Missionary Baptist Church, Union Hospital, Roger Brooke Taney House, American Legion building, South Bentz Street School and Lincoln Apartments, Dixon’s Funeral
Home, Mullinix Park and Diggs Pool, and Baker Park. The march will end at the front
steps of Alumnae Hall of Hood College, Frederick’s premiere liberal arts college, where local, state and national civil rights activists will address the crowd, starting at 11:30 AM.
A portion of the running/walking trail around Fort Detrick is CLOSED due to ongoing construction. Consistent heavy machinery traffic and future construction efforts make portions unsafe.
To ensure the safety of runners and walkers everyone is asked to avoid the closed portions.
As a reminder, beginning August 1, Reveille on Fort Detrick will be at 6:30 a.m. This is a half hour later. As you navigate through the installation you may observe people stopping as they walk or even cars pulling to the side.
Please be courteous and cautious of your surroundings while we adjust to this new time.
WHO: All Units on Fort Detrick, Military and Civilian
WHAT: The Performance Triad Challenges you to enhance your health! This Health Challenge is designed to kick start healthy habits that you will have a Lifetime
WHEN: The Challenge will run for 12 weeks from July 1 – October 1
* Sign up until July 1
HOW TO REGISTER: Individuals can establish teams and designate a POC in your unit; Unit POCs can contact the Performance Triad Officer at 301-619-9706 for more information.