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Historic Properties of Rolling Mill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Stevens   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:15

Editor's Note: With Preservation Maryland weighing in on the City of Cumberland's plans for the Rolling Mill/Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project there has been a good deal of chatter on social media regarding the neighborhood's historic value. Below is a caption provided by Cumberland resident and historic preservation professional Chris Stevens. 

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Kingsley Methodist Church was started in 1870 at a site at Oldtown Road and Gay Street and was known as Kingsley Chapel. A committee from the Centre Street Methodist Church selected the site. In 1882 a lot was purchased on Williams Street. The cornerstone was laid in 1883. The church was finished and dedicated June 22, 1884. The historic brick chapel at 248 Williams Street with its shingle tower is Italianate in style. ...
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Spruce Forest Restoration in the Central Appalachians PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 08:11

dave saville image002 The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 328, on Tuesday February 16th . The guest speaker will be Dave Saville, Program Coordinator for the West Virginia Highland Conservancy‚Äôs Red Spruce Ecosystem Restoration Program. His presentation titled, ‚ÄúRestoring the High Elevation Red Spruce Forests of Central Appalachia‚ÄĚ will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend this free program.

Red spruce and red spruce-northern hard-wood forests once dominated the highest elevations of West Virginia, over one million acres. Extensive logging in the late 1800s and early 1900s reduced much of the mature forest in the Appalachians, including ...

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Mountain City Traditional Arts to Present an Evening of Swedish Music PDF Print E-mail
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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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