Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. has released a newly published memoir on the life, times, and travels of its founder and Chairman George B. Delaplaine, Jr. The book was written with Frederick author and award-winning writer Matthew M. Robb who heads Executive Memory Books. The book’s foreword was written by Delaplaine Foundation President Marlene Young who notes that the book takes readers on a warm historic trip through 140 years of Delaplaine family history as well as Frederick history during that time. Mr. Delaplaine shares poignant memories of his upbringing during the Great Depression, his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, his storied newspaper career from apprentice “printer’s devil” to president and publisher of The Frederick News-Post, his pioneering in cable television from the start-up of Frederick Cablevision to its growth into a regional cable powerhouse of GS Communications, operating in four states prior to the sale of the newspaper and cable systems in 2001, and to the present day philanthropic impact of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. in Frederick County, Maryland and beyond through transformational grant funding.
YMCA Camp West Mar was featured in George Delaplaine’ s above book on pages 309 and 310. The Y is thankful for George Delaplaine and the Delaplaine Foundation Inc. for all of their support for the community and Y programing.
Copies of the book are now available for purchase and may be picked up at the offices of Delaplaine Foundation at 244 West Patrick St.; at the Delaplaine Arts Center Gift Gallery; at Curious Iguana Bookstore at 12 N. Market St. and at @Heritage Frederick/Historical Society of Frederick County at 24 E. Church St.