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Delfest Finds Home at Allegany County Fairgrounds PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelley Rae   
Friday, 28 November 2008 17:11

Editor's Note: The Appalachian Independent received three submissions documenting Delfest in early October. We decided to hold all stories until tickets for the 2009 event became available.  We are happy to announce that tickets for Delfest 2009 are on sale now at www.delfest.com. This is the first in a series of Delfest stories.

crowd 4.jpgMore than just a music festival, Delfest, its organizers, and local organizations make the event serve the community, the region, and the greater good.

Over 3000 to 4000 people per day showed up to the first annual [2008] Delfest this year at the Allegany County Fairgrounds.  Even though twice as many were expected, festival promoters feel the event was successful because of the collaborative efforts of the people involved and because of the ...

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 11:31
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VISTA Member Completes Service with George's Creek Watershed Association PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Saturday, 22 November 2008 19:29

Cassie McCrae resided in Mountain Maryland only a year, but her recent departure from the region is seen as a real loss to the George's Creek Watershed Association (GCWA) by local activists.

gcwsa.jpgAs stated on its website, "the GCWA is a cooperative, inclusive, non-profit, grass roots organization comprised of residents dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people who live in and visit the George's Creek watershed by being effective stewards of our natural environment."

 

GCWA is one of several such groups active in the Mountain Maryland region. Essentially, the group serves all areas located within the parameters of the George's Creek Watershed. Large sections of Frostburg and all of the communities located on the Rt. 36 corridor to Westernport ...

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 10:46
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FSU Students Confront Mountaintop Removal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:56

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In March 2007, six Frostburg State University students and I set out on a Spring Break Trip through Appalachia. Our goal was to immerse ourselves in the Appalachian region to examine issues of culture, environment and economy. Though cheery pictures of our adventures fill our photo folders, what haunts us are images of a region slowly dying from the effects of Mountaintop Removal.

Our six day journey took us through portions of Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky. At the Qualla Boundary (Cherokee Indian Reservation) in Cherokee, North Carolina, we were treated to a full immersion course in Cherokee language and dance. Our laughter was contagious as we each struggled to say, "I don't know," in the Cherokee tongue. An evening outing included a trip ...

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 December 2008 13:23
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Championship Pro Wrestling in the Potomac Highlands PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steven Diggs Jr.   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 14:11

Doing It Out of Love

By Steven Diggs Jr.

Practically everyone knows of professional wrestling. Everyone knows the names of the "Immortal" Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. However, professional wrestling takes place in many smaller wrestling leagues across the U.S. and the world including our own little enclave.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 11:30
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Six Days of Disconnect: Memoirs from the Trail [2008] PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Saturday, 30 August 2008 17:00

 

DAY ONE 

“How many cans of SpaghettiO’s did you pack, anyway?” my husband asked barely masking his annoyance as he helped me hoist my panniers onto my back bicycle rack.  I could  tell that he was beginning to have serious reservations about my plan to take a solo bicycle sojourn of the C&O Canal and Greater Allegheny Passage.

 

 

We’d arrived in Georgetown, unloading my gear within sight of mile marker zero—the Canal’s famed starting point (or ending point, depending on your perspective) off the Potomac River. This was it, my big adventure was about to begin. Planning ahead has never been one of my strengths and the fact that I was pulling together my camping gear at 11 pm the night before when we’d ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 15:23
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