Frederick briefs

December 24, 1997

Frederick briefs

Child care training offered at Detrick

FORT DETRICK, Md. - All military and Fort Detrick Department of Defense spouses, living on or off post, who are interested in becoming family care providers are invited to join the Fort Detrick Family Child Care Program.

Subsidy incentives, lending library toys and equipment, patron referral services, and training and program development are offered to home care providers.

The next training session is scheduled for January. During the 40-hour course, free child care will be provided.

For more information, or to register for the training, contact Linda Burley at 1-301-619-7100.

Highway office helps feed hungry

FREDERICK, Md. - The District 7 office of the Maryland Highway Administration in Frederick collected more than 4,000 food items in a Race Against Hunger food drive.


Race Against Hunger was held for the first time this year, but District 7 employees intend for it to become an annual drive.

The food collected in November and December was donated to the Frederick Community Action Council's food bank.

The District Office Quality Circle ran the drive to benefit the hungry and to foster teamwork.

Each department was divided into teams, and the team that collected the most food items was treated to a pizza party, compliments of the local Pizza Hut.

MARC extension put on hold

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The extension of MARC commuter rail service to Frederick will be delayed at least a year, a Frederick County planner said Tuesday.

Completion of the 13.5-mile line and two rail stations is now expected in February 2001 instead of 2000 due to a delay in track owner CSX Corp.'s approval of the project design, county transportation planner James Gugel said.

''At this point, CSX has not reviewed and signed off on the overall design and engineering for the entire project so the state really cannot move forward with finalizing its design and putting things out to bid for construction,'' Gugel said.

He said he expects construction to begin next fall.

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