Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jerry Donald, Council Member - District 1, will be at the Urbana Library on Saturday, April 25, from 1:30pm - 2:15pm.

Details about this event can be found on Frederick County's website at frederickcountymd.gov/4076/Jerry-Donald.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sugarloaf Stronghold Newsletter

The Stronghold has published their summary of the Old Line Arsenal issue in their winter 2014 newsletter. You can download a copy of the newsletter from our website by clicking here.

You can visit the Stronghold website at www.SugarloafMD.com.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

****SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, October 18, 2014 ****

The Sugarloaf Alliance is hosting a neighborhood party on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The party will be at a residence on Peters Road. We are asking neighbors to BOYB for adult beverages, there will be some food and drink provided. More details on food, start time and other items to follow.

Email us with any questions - wayne@sugarloaf-alliance.org

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WJLA channel 7 news in DC ran a story on our issue. You can view their coverage here. WHAG in Hagerstown covered the story, too.

If you have a Sugarloaf Alliance sign, please take it down and let us know when and where we can pick it up.  We'd like to recycle the signs.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The application for special exception to build a commercial firearms training facility was withdrawn tonight by their spokesman, Andrew Valois.

You can read coverage from Envision Frederick County here.  Frederick News post also covered the event.  You can read their breaking news here.  We will update with more news coverage as we receive it.

The Sugarloaf community is pleased that Old Line Arsenal withdrew their application for this special exception for a firearms training facility at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain.

The testimony given to the board recognized the unique nature of Sugarloaf Mountain and the surrounding areas and the need to preserve them from development that is not compatible with the existing communities in and around the mountain.

The Sugarloaf Alliance thanks residents, businesses, politicians, civic organizations, visitors and friends of Sugarloaf Mountain for their support in opposing this proposal.  We will continue to fight to preserve the mountain and protect our community.

The Sugarloaf Alliance is an organization dedicated to the preservation of a precious natural resource, Sugarloaf Mountain, a National Natural Registered Landmark and region.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Washington Post has coverage of the public hearing for the special exception application to build a firearms training facility at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain.  You can view their article here.

Don't forget that the public hearing for this issue was continued until tomorrow, September 2 at 7PM.  Please attend and support our opposition to this proposed facility.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The video from the August 28 public hearing for the special exception to build a commercial firearms training facility in the Resource Conservation zone near Sugarloaf Mountain is now available online.  You can view part 1 of the video here and part 2 of the video here.

Evan Hanning from WNEW, the local Washington, DC CBS affiliate, covered our event.  You can view the CBS/WNEW coverage here.

Mr. Hanning previously covered the issue.  Here are two of the four pieces he produced earlier this month.

WMAL radio in Washington, DC also covered the issue.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A long day of testimony today at Winchester Hall in Frederick, MD.

The Sugarloaf Alliance, local businesses and residents presented testimony against the approval of the special exception to allow a firearms training facility to be built at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain.

You can check out WHAG coverage of the event here.

WJLA TV also covered the public hearing.  You can view their coverage here.

Citizen testimony will continue on Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Old Line Arsenal has waited until the final hours to submit a revised site plan to Frederick County.  You can view the site plan here.  Some of the changes to note are the location of the ranges and the decibel readings added to the map.

Please take some time to review the site plan before the public hearing tomorrow.

The hearing starts at 1pm, there is a break from 5:30pm-7pm and the meeting will continue as needed.  If all testimony isn't heard, the meeting will continue on Sept 2.  The hearing will be at Winchester Hall in Frederick, MD.  You can view the meeting agenda here.

Thank you for your continued support.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the hearing.

Just one day until the public hearing for the proposed firearms training facility at Sugarloaf Mountain.  We're getting the word out with social media, phone calls, emails and our signs and banners.  Endorsements for our opposition are pouring in from politicians, businesses, churches and citizens.

We have some creative Sugarloaf Alliance supporters who posted this banner for commuters to see this morning.

If you would like a sign for your yard, please contact me using contact info on our website or reply to this post.