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BRS Library Children’s Program

This past weekend, ThorpeWood supported the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library during their inaugural plant sale. As parents shopped for and admired the many plants donated to the sale, children headed across the street to a private little spot beneath

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Virtual Storytime!

This month, our Third Thursday Storytime was in danger of being canceled due to yet another snowstorm. However, we opted instead to do storytime virtually over Facebook Live. Don’t worry – it was still outside in the snow! Although we

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ThorpeWood 2020 Calendars

Our Holiday Open House is being held at the lodge December 14th, from 2pm-8pm. As part of this fun, we will be selling 2020 ThorpeWood calendars for $10 each! All of these photos (as seen below) feature little beauties from

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Laurel Hall Staff Retreat

This October, the teachers and behavioral staff of Brook Lane’s Laurel Hall School came to the farm for a staff retreat. After their morning meetings in the lodge, the staff members were dismissed for recess (aka time at the farm).

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Head Start Family Day

For the third year in a row, ThorpeWood has invited the Head Start children and their families out to the farm for an introduction to our animals and property. We love having our brand-new three-year-old friends be able to observe

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Picnicking with COIPP

The lovely ladies of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) hosted a picnic at Staley Park this past Friday for the children, families, and volunteers of this organization. Nearly 50 people arrived to make use of the playground, picnic

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August Farm Visitors

  The last month before school begins again, August was filled with summer campers, bicyclists, and teachers from many local organizations. Representing the Frederick YMCA, both the Outdoorsman and BASE Campers (all 202 of them!) made week-long homes in our

Posted in EAL, Events, Head Start, Horses, Meetings, Stoney Lick Farm

Our 12th Annual Trail Run!

All of the loveliness that happens on this farm with our Head Start ‘friends’ – from playing in the stream to riding our horses – is, in part, funded by our annual trail run. To support our programming, and to

Posted in 10K, 5K, Events, Head Start, Volunteering

End of Year Head Start Picnic

This past Wednesday, we ThorpeWoodians took over Staley Park with our army of horses and flock of chickens. This southern migration to Frederick was made for Head Start’s End of Year Celebration picnic. To supplement the picnic food in the

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Holiday Open House

This December 8th, we will be continuing our 19 year tradition of hosting a Holiday Open House at our lodge. From 2-8pm, local musicians will serenade us as we toast ourselves by the fire and munch on homemade cookies. Please

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