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Preservation Maryland Weighs in on Rolling Mill/Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 May 2016 09:30

ALTERNATIVES TO EMINENT DOMAIN AND COSTLY DEMOLITION PROJECT EXIST

Rolling Mill Preservation Maryland, the state’s oldest and largest historic preservation advocacy organization, joined a growing chorus of concerned local citizens in announcing their serious concern today over a proposed project in Cumberland, Maryland that would demolish a historic neighborhood to make way for incompatible and economically unsustainable low-density commercial sprawl.

 

The proposed project takes a page from the disastrous ‘urban renewal’ projects of the 1960s and focuses its efforts on the Rolling Mill neighborhood on Cumberland’s historic eastern edge. Portions ...

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“Dean of W.Va. Songwriters” Todd Burge to Play Twice at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 22 April 2016 08:58

Todd BurgeAfternoon Children's Show Planned to be Followed By "PG 13" Show Later in the Evening

Witty singer-songwriter and guitarist Todd Burge returns to Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg, on Saturday, April 30, for a children’s concert at 4 p.m. and a concert for his adult fans at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15.

Over the past three decades, Burge has become known as one of West Virginia’s greatest singer-songwriters. The self-styled troubadour draws musical inspiration from a rich tapestry of life experiences, weaving humor and socially conscious lyrics with immense talent. Burge’s musical style varies from folk to alternative rock and beyond, sometimes within a single track, yet his unique ...

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MCTA Songwriters’ Showcase to Feature Folk Musicians Loretta Hummel and Cory and Heather Wharton PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 19:31

Cory and Heather WhartonMountain City Traditional Arts will present Loretta Hummel and Cory and Heather Wharton in a country, bluegrass, gospel and folk-filled songwriters’ showcase on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. at 25 E Main St. in Frostburg. This is event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Hummel, an Allegany singer, songwriter and ordained music minister, has been bringing her country, bluegrass and gospel music to tri-state residents for many years. Her songs focus on spreading the love of God, friends and Appalachia. Hummel has performed at a variety of festivals, including the Country Gospel Music Association Convention, and has recorded eight albums.

Cory Wharton, a Cumberland native, blends bluegrass, country-western and traditional folk ...

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Discover Historic Rolling Mill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Stevens   
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:36

DISCOVER HISTORIC ROLLING MILL: The Architect Designed Homes by Wright Butler (227 Cecelia Street; 408 & 410 Park Street); by Aaron May (404 Park Street);  and by J.S. Seibert (404 Park Street)

227 Cecelia Street Wright Butler

 

The City of Cumberland and the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, an instrumentality of City government, plan to demolish portions of the historic Rolling Mill neighborhood to build incompatible and economically unsustainable low-density sprawl. Proponents of demolition have suggested that the buildings are not historic; so in an effort to better understand what may be lost, we’ll be sharing short stories about many of these threatened properties.

 

227 Cecelia Street, designed by Wright Butler

 

Although most of the houses ...

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MCTA to Host Reception and Exhibit "Meet Home Ground" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 26 February 2016 15:52

Home Ground ReceptionMountain City Traditional Arts will host a reception and exhibit, titled “Meet Home Ground,” on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The exhibit, produced by FSU students enrolled in Sociology of the Environment, features documentation and interviews conducted in the fall by Folklore in Appalachia students. The event is free and open to the public.

“Meet Home Ground” will provide area residents with the opportunity to learn more about the program offerings and experiences that Home Ground supports. Home Ground is an Allegany County-based organization committed to bringing people together to enjoy the outdoors and to appreciate the vital role of nature in peoples’ lives and communities. It also seeks to inspire citizens ...

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