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Mountain City Traditional Arts to Present an Evening of Swedish Music PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Sunday, 18 October 2015 07:49

Mountain City Traditional Arts will present an evening of Swedish traditional music that will be performed by the energetic Lydia Ievins and Andrea Larson. The musical duo will be utilizing the five-string fiddle, nyckelharpa and their own voices to create bold harmonies and put on a show people will not soon forget. The performance will be on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at MCTA, 25 E. Main St. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15.

ILydia Levins and Andrea Larsonevins is known for playing both Scandinavian and English country music on the five-string fiddle and nyckelharpa. Her talent and passion for playing in the Uppland traditional style earned her a bronze Zorn Badge, a prestigious Swedish award.

Larson is both a performer and a teacher. She has been ...

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Rolling Mill Development Controversy Continues PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 18:28

The controversy continues to brew over planned development in Cumberland's Rolling Mill neighborhood. After holding an informal community meeting on Monday, October 5, which included more than twenty neighborhood residents, a representation of those residents voiced their concerns during the public commentary section of Cumberland's Mayor and Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 6.

Mr. Woody Gordon spoke about his attachment to his home of four decades and his desire to remain there. He asked to be told the criteria used to select his neighborhood and he made a special request of the Mayor and Council to walk through his neighborhood with him to explain their choice. (Mayor Grim did walk through the neighborhood with Mr. Gordon yesterday.)

Ms. Diana White gave an impassioned ...

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Rolling Mill Development Controversy Continues PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 18:28

The controversy continues to brew over planned development in Cumberland's Rolling Mill neighborhood. After holding an informal community meeting on Monday, October 5, which included more than twenty neighborhood residents, a representation of those residents voiced their concerns during the public commentary section of Cumberland's Mayor and Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 6.

Mr. Woody Gordon spoke about his attachment to his home of four decades and his desire to remain there. He asked to be told the criteria used to select his neighborhood and he made a special request of the Mayor and Council to walk through his neighborhood with him to explain their choice. (Mayor Grim did walk through the neighborhood with Mr. Gordon yesterday.)

Ms. Diana White gave an impassioned ...

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Evergreen Heritage Center to Hold Open House PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elaine Raesly   
Friday, 09 October 2015 14:45

The Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 18 from 1-4pm.  The historic mansion and barn will be open for guided tours.  In addition, we will feature fall nature hikes with a naturalist for families at 1:30 and adults at 2:30pm.  For more information please see www.evergreenheritagecenter.org or call 301-687-0664.

 
Cumberland's Rich Marbles Tradition Recognized by Maryland Traditions Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland Traditions   
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:03
Ceremony and concert link Marylanders to living cultural traditions 
 
BALTIMORE (September 24, 2015) - Maryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of theMaryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2015.
 
The ALTA recognizes outstanding stewards of living traditions in Maryland. Three recipients will be feted at a December 5, 2015 awards ceremony and concert at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center on the Montgomery College Takoma Park - Silver Spring campus.
 
ALTA awards are given annually to an individual or group, a place and a tradition that embody and help to safeguard Maryland's living cultural heritage. The 2015 ...
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