Who We Are:

  • The Catoctin Banner monthly newspaper is a good-news-only news source serving Northern Frederick County, Maryland since 1995. 
  • The Catoctin Banner is published the first Thursday of each month and mailed directly to over 8,900 residents in Emmitsburg, Thurmont, Lewistown, Rocky Ridge, Sabillasville and Cascade, Maryland.
  • The total print run is 10,500 per month (and distribution is growing) with free copies placed in community locations including the Jubilee Grocery Store Lobby in Emmitsburg and The Thurmont Regional Library in Thurmont as well as various locations throughout the area.
  • The Catoctin Banner is created and published by E Plus Copy Center & Promotions.
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About The Catoctin Banner

The Catoctin Banner includes good news classified ads, event calendar, articles, columns, events, the Hidden Object Game, “Where Am I?” game, “Who Am I?” game and lots of good news and information.  It is completely supported by advertising income.

Columns include:
“Who Am I?” – Guess the monthly mystery person – call the message line 240-288-0108 or email news@thecatoctinbanner.com.
“The Health Jeanne” by Jeanne Angleberger
“Ticking Our Tastebuds” by Denise Valentine
“Happily Ever After” by Valerie Nusbaum
“Feed Bag” by Aaron J. Heiner
“Pets of Interest” by Carie Stafford
“Our Neighborhood Veterans” by Jim Houck, Jr.
“Body Wisdom” by Teresa Dukich
Business News
People in the News
Banner Cartoon by Gnarly Artly
“Hidden Object Game” – Enter this game by calling the message line 240-288-0108 or emailing news@thecatoctinbanner.com.
“Where Am I? Contest” – Enter this game by calling the message line 240-288-0108 or emailing news@thecatoctinbanner.com.

The Catoctin Banner Team Includes:   Barbara Abraham, Jeanne Angleberger, Michele Cuseo, Teresa Dukich, Aaron J. Heiner, Jim Houck, Jr., John Nickerson, Valerie Nusbaum, Robert Rosensteel, Graceann Schramm, Carie Stafford, Michele Tester and Denise Valentine.

Publisher:  Deb Spalding, news@thecatoctinbanner.com

Display Advertising:  Click here for Advertising rates.  To initiate advertising correspondence, email ads@thecatoctinbanner.com or fax the Advertising contract to 301-447-2946.

Classified Advertising:  Classified Advertising is 25¢ per word with a minimum of $5.00 for line listings.  Photo Classifieds are $15.00 per ad limited to 1″ in height.  To advertise in the classified section, send your written listing with payment and photo or photo file to:  The Catoctin Banner, 515B East Main Street, Emmitsburg, MD  21727 or email ads@thecatoctinbanner.com

Yearly Subscriptions:  Annual subscribers will receive 12 consecutive issues of The Catoctin Banner via USPS postal mail.  Simply mail a check for $15.00 to The Catoctin Banner at 515B East Main Street, Emmitsburg, MD  21727 or 13425 Moser Road, Thurmont, MD  21788.


Make a difference, share your good news in The Catoctin Banner!

The Catoctin Banner Newspaper
515B East Main Street
Emmitsburg, Maryland  21727
13425 Moser Road
Thurmont, MD  21788

301-271-1050 Mobile
240-288-0108 Message Line
301-447-2946 Fax Lines


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