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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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Rolling Mill Residents Record Video to Set the Record Straight PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Friday, 22 July 2016 10:55

The Institute for Justice has released a new video to debunk what it believes to be inaccurate statements regarding Cumberland's Rolling Mill/ Maryland Ave. Redevelopment Project. The short film features three Rolling Mill residents fighting to save their homes. 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:12
 
Musician Jay Smar to Present “History Through Folk Music” Program and Songwriting Workshop at MCTA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 11 July 2016 06:37

Jay Smar Jay Smar will bring his extensive knowledge of folk music, coal-mining history and songwriting to Frostburg this summer for a program titled “History Through Folk Music,” followed by a songwriting workshop focused on helping children discover the joy of writing music. This double event will be held at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 2 p.m. The program and workshop are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15.

In “History Through Folk Music,” an interactive and informative, yet fun, music program for ages 8 through 12, Smar will explain the early construction of certain folk instruments, their differences and similarities (such as the difference between a fiddle and a violin) ...

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