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Swan Meadow School to Host Harvest Sale Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Gilbert   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 08:43

Swan Meadow School PTO’s 67th annual fundraiser, the Harvest Sale, will be Friday, September 16, at Pleasant Valley Community Center, south of Oakland, MD. This traditional celebration of the local harvest will begin when concession stands open at 5:00 p.m., the students sing at 6:25 p.m., and the auctioneer starts at 6:30 p.m. The PTO’s auction of farm produce, handmade items, and baked goods features items provided by families and students of Swan Meadow School, many of whom are Amish or Mennonite.

            Glazed doughnuts made the morning of the sale, as well as caramels, taffy, cookies, fudge, and cinnamon rolls, will go on sale at 5:00 p.m. Half and whole dozens of doughnuts and cinnamon rolls and gallons ...

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The Early Mays to Bring Appalachian Harmony to Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 01 September 2016 10:13

Early Mays 1The Early Mays – Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion and Rachel Eddy – will perform on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15.

The three musicians, all accomplished solo artists in their own right, combine fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocal harmonies in a sound that captures old-time tradition and their own individual styles.

Pinkerton, a winner of the 2015 New Music USA grant, is known for her unique songwriting that combines world music with classical and folk elements. Gozion, an American Music Abroad finalist, is a notable ballad singer and visual artist who has taught at the Augusta Heritage Center near Elkins, W.Va. ...

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FSU Appalachian Festival Symposium to Highlight Obstacles and Opportunities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 01 September 2016 10:01

A discussion of the region’s most serious obstacle – opioid addition – will lead off Frostburg State University’s symposium on “Appalachia: Obstacles and Opportunities” on Friday, Sept. 16, as part of the annual Appalachian Festival. The symposium will provide the community with an opportunity to engage in productive and positive discussions about the region’s obstacles as well as its opportunities.

The emergent cannabis industry, efforts by the region’s youth to combat the Appalachian “brain drain,” economic development focused on the Great Allegheny Passage, cultural and environmental sustainability, and regenerative agriculture will be other topics at the symposium from 1 to 8 p.m. on FSU’s Upper Quad. The symposium is free and open ...

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Evergreen Heritage Center To Host Fall Harvest and Plants Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kehrwald Consulting   
Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:42

MT SAVAGE, MD (August 18, 2016)— Do you know which color bees can’t see? Have you ever wondered how wildflowers prevent water runoff? Do you which plants may improve your health? Visit the Evergreen Heritage Center for a free Fall Harvest and Plants Sale on Saturday, August 27 from 12-4 pm to find out the answers to these questions and more. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon that includes activities for kids, a Vendors Village, museum tours, an apple press (BYOA), food preservation and canning demonstrations, live music, a corn hole tournament, and even a Farmer’s Market.

Local beekeeper, Ben Cooper, will be available to answer questions about bees, honey, and products from the hive. A Vendors Village will include representatives ...

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Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jay Apperson   
Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:46

Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure; Bay Restoration Funding to help pay for Baltimore City sewage repairs required by consent decree

BALTIMORE (August 17, 2016) - The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $22 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, improve water quality and provide safe drinking water. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford represented Governor Hogan at today’s meeting.

“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland Department of the Environment thanks Governor ...

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