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Cumberland to Celebrate 47th Heritage Days PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 15:38

Redcoats In a city loaded with history beginning long before the American Revolution, creating a festival to celebrate its heritage was a logical step in 1968. Now 47 years later, Cumberland's official summer street festival, Heritage Days is still going strong. The festival offers something for everyone from children to history buffs to arts and crafts collectors and to those who love festival food. Always the second full weekend in June, this year's Heritage Days is Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. The festival is located on historic Washington Street, known for its magnificent Victorian homes and Downtown Cumberland.

History buffs will enjoy visiting the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located on the site of the original Fort Cumberland and the festival's base for ...

Allegany Museum Hosts Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany Museum   
Monday, 01 June 2015 09:54

Hometown-Teams Title-Treatment SM color FNLAn outing for everyone in the family

Is there a family outing in Allegany County that can please everyone? You can indulge your sports’ obsession, please the nerds, and entertain the children all at the same time at the Allegany Museum. The Museum is hosting Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, an exploration of how American life has been molded by playing, watching, cheering, coaching, and supporting our hometown teams.

Brought to Maryland by the Maryland Humanities Council, Hometown Teams explores our nation's love of sports   Five host sites, including the Allegany Museum, add their own unique companion exhibitions and public programs that tell Maryland's sports stories.

From producing ...

Frostburg Museum to Exhibit Beall High School Memorabilia PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Eshleman   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:55

The Frostburg Museum will present Beall High School sports memorabilia and photos in a retrospective exhibit opening June 6, 2015 from noon – 4 pm. Vintage uniforms, photos, and other items will be on display, and the video, “More Than A Game”, produced by Mountain Ridge High School’s Historical Research Methods class will be shown. The Frostburg Museum exhibit is part of the “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution and hosted by the Allegany Museum.  The Frostburg Museum exhibit will be open to the public from Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, July 18, 2015 during Museum hours Thursday – Friday, noon until 4 p.m.

The Frostburg Museum is located at 69 Hill Street in Frostburg’s Arts and ...

Native Plant Festival Slated for New Germany Park PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Monday, 20 April 2015 03:41

native plants at 2015 festivalDiscover the Important Connection between

Native Plants, People and Wildlife at the Second Annual

Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

The second annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival will be held at New Germany State Park on Saturday May 9th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. New Germany State Park and the Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society are co-sponsoring this free event to highlight the importance of native plants in the landscape.


A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for sale from two well-established regional nurseries. Clear Ridge Nursery located in Union Bridge, Maryland specializes in woody shrubs and trees. Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery located ...

Maryland Senate Passes Two Year Moratorium on Fracking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 13:37

Regional activists are celebrating after the Maryland State Senate overwhelming passed a bill calling for a two year moratorium on fracking in the State. With substantial support in the House and Senate, the Bill will now go to Governor Hogan’s desk. Though Governor Hogan’s own stance on the issue is not known, the counts should render the Bill veto proof.

For area activists, this marks a watershed event in a hard fought campaign to ban fracking in the region either permanently or until further scientific studies can be more fully assessed. The latest push against fracking in Maryland came from a collection of land owners, business owners, and real estate officials whom argued persuasively that unconventional natural gas drilling could jeopardize tourism in western ...


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