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Cumberland Needs Your Vote! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:49

CumberlandCumberland, Md. has been selected by our team here at Blue Ridge Outdoors to be a contender in our annual Top Adventure Towns contest on blueridgeoutdoors.com

Vote, vote, vote! - http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/top-towns/. The voting starts today (August 7 and runs through September 11, and winners will be highlighted both online and in the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors. Get the word out - share, vote and let's show our hometown pride!

 
Irish Music Trio to Perform at MCTA Sunday, July 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Monday, 17 July 2017 15:56

Lost ContinentFrostburg’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will present an Irish Music Trio, “Music from the Lost Continent and Other Small Land Masses,” featuring Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin and John Blake, on Sunday, July 23 at 3 PM. A donation of $15 is kindly suggested.

Touring to support their recently released CD, this trio of musicians brings a sensibility and sensitivity to their music that is second to none. Steeped in traditional Irish music,  Jesse Smith and Sean Gavin are American born from traditional music royalty, and John Blake is a talented multi-instrumentalist from a London-Irish background. While Jesse and John both make their home in Ireland currently, the group’s powerful performance demonstrates how traditional Irish music connects far-flung ...

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Maryland Blues Master Phil Wiggins Selected as National Heritage Fellowship Recipient PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland Traditions   
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 15:22

phil wiggins2BALTIMORE, MD (June 20, 2017) – Blues harmonica master and Montgomery County resident Phil Wiggins has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as a National Heritage Fellowship recipient. The fellowship, given annually by the NEA, is the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Wiggins is among nine folk and traditional artists from across the U.S. who will receive $25,000 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in September.

“Folk and traditional arts are an integral part of our state’s unique heritage and we are proud that the National Endowment for the Arts has chosen Marylander Phil Wiggins for this prestigious honor,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The work that Phil has done as a traditional artist and the art form that ...

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Trees Cut, New Planting Planned on Frostburg's Main Street PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elizabeth Stahlman   
Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:57
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MCTA to Offer Traditional Appalachian Herbal Tonics and Wild Foods Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 08:53

Mountain City Traditional Arts will host a workshop, Traditional Appalachian Herbal Tonics and Wild Foods," on Saturday, April 15th.

In this class, Andrea Lay of Hidden Hollow Farm will explore herbs and wild foods that grow in our region, and discuss how they have been traditionally used as spring tonics to rejuvenate us after a long winter. Workshop offerings include samples of Sassafras tea, Nettle tea, wild greens, and early spring roots. Medicinal uses, identification tips, and recipes will be shared.

Located at 25 E. Main Street, Frostburg, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region. For more information call 301-687-8040. 

 
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