Appalachian Culture
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 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 ...
Cumberland's Development Plan- Another Personal Perspective PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bowman   
Monday, 28 September 2015 14:27

Editor's Note: Lynn Bowman, Associate Professor of English and Speech at Allegany College of Maryland, sat down with lifelong Cumberland resident Woody Gordon to discuss his views on the City's newest economic development initiatives. That plan will impact Mr. Gordon's neighborhood. If his home is taken, this will be the second time his family has been forced to relocate due to development plans--they were displaced once before with the I-68 corridor was developed.

In response to the City of Cumberland’s targeting of the Rolling Mills area adjacent to I-68 and three other east Cumberland neighborhoods, Cecelia St. resident Woody Gordon goes on record with his opinion in this video shot on September 25. (Mr. Gordon is named in the September 25 Times-News article ...

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2015 14:41
Cumberland's Latest Economic Development Strategy Needs Reconsideration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Sunday, 27 September 2015 14:38

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two part story featuring the City of Cumberland’s plans to purchase homes in four City neighborhoods to make way for potential development projects. Part one provides a general overview of the story based on recent news stories and social media postings. Part two provides the personal perspective of a Cumberland resident of the Rolling Mills area who has been contacted by City officials.

Earlier this week the Cumberland Times News ran a story featuring the City of Cumberland’s plans to, “spur commerce and growth in areas of the city that have been selected for economic expansion.” (Sept 24, 2015) Identifying what Shawn Hershberger, the city's economic coordinator, referred to as four “opportunity zones,” City officials hope ...

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2015 15:03
FSU to Highlight Appalachian Resilience at Appalachian Festival Symposium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 20:29

SiKahnFrostburg State University will host an afternoon symposium on “Appalachian Resilience” on Friday, Sept. 18, from noon to 8 p.m. on FSU’s Upper Quad as part of the annual Appalachian Festival. The symposium will provide the community with an opportunity to engage in productive and positive discussions about a regional economy in transition. As a part of it, the issues of energy, economy, labor, food security and sustainable agriculture will be examined. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Photo: Si Kahn, Songwriter and Community Organizer will perform at Festival Symposium

The symposium will be presented in two segments. The first will be “A Transitional Economy: Energy, Labor and Entrepreneurship in Appalachia.” The second will focus on ...


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