Appalachian Culture
Save Our Homes Alliance and Institute for Justice to Host Rolling Mill Block Party PDF Print E-mail
Appalachian Culture - Appalachian Culture
Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Monday, 16 May 2016 10:08

Block PartyRescheduled for  Sunday Due to Forecasted Rain 

The Save Our Homes Alliance of Rolling Mill is teaming up with the Institute for Justice to host a "blighted" block party Sunday, May 22, from 11am to 3pm.

The event, which features games, music and food, provides the public with an opportunity to meet the residents fighting to remain in their homes and tour the neighborhood.

To date, the City of Cumberland, working closely with the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, has purchased what they claim to be  about 70 percent of the properties in the currently targeted area of Emily , Cecelia, and Park streets and Maryland Ave. Many of those homes, which were in good to excellent condition before the City acquried them are now in a state of decay; some ...

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 21:09
Read more...
 
Petition to Save Local Homes Launched by the Institute for Justice PDF Print E-mail
Appalachian Culture - Appalachian Culture
Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Friday, 13 May 2016 09:11

Cumberland resident Woody Gordon has teamed up with the Institute for Justice to launch an online petition asking Cumberland's Mayor and Council not to bulldoze his home. Gordon has resided on Cecelia St for half a decade. His home, and the homes of several others, have been targeted by the City's Rolling Mill/Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project. He shares his story on the petition. 

Woody I have lived in my home for nearly 50 years, but now the city of Cumberland, Maryland wants to bulldoze it to build a chain restaurant.

A man’s home is his castle, and in mine, I felt like a king. When I bought my home 46 years ago, I said that I’d only leave it feet first. Since then I’ve renovated the house myself, cared for my late mother in it, seen it through good times and ...

Read more...
 
Preservation Maryland Weighs in on Rolling Mill/Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project PDF Print E-mail
Appalachian Culture - Appalachian Culture
Written by Preservation Maryland   
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 ...

Read more...
 
“Dean of W.Va. Songwriters” Todd Burge to Play Twice at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
Appalachian Culture - Appalachian Culture
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 ...

Read more...
 
MCTA Songwriters’ Showcase to Feature Folk Musicians Loretta Hummel and Cory and Heather Wharton PDF Print E-mail
Appalachian Culture - Appalachian Culture
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
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 ...

Read more...
 
«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 4 of 40
 
Webappindie.org

What's Happening?