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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 ...

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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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Singer Songwriter Todd Burge to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Sunday, 05 April 2015 18:31

Todd BurgeWest Virginia music sensation Todd Burge will bring his unique style and humor to Western Maryland with a concert on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg. This event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Burge has become known as one of West Virginia’s most intriguing singer-songwriters, with songs inspired by life experiences and expressed with humor. His music style varies widely from folk to alternative rock but maintains a distinctive Burge flair. He has performed on a variety of stages, including New York City’s CBGB club, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center and hundreds of other venues. He has been featured on NPR’s “Mountain Stage,” where host Larry Groce called ...

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Frostburg Museum Association to Host Annual Spring Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Eshleman   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:37

The Frostburg Museum Association will host its annual Spring Dinner on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The public is welcome to attend and enjoy the dinner and speaker.  Mr. Richard Lewis, retired park and forest ranger, will present “Bomber Down”, the story of the B52 bomber crash and rescue operations that occurred in Garrett County in January 1964.   The event will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Main St., Frostburg beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner will be catered by the Princess Restaurant.  For more information or to make reservations, please contact the Frostburg Museum at 301-689-1195 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

 
Renowned Father-Son Duo to Perform Old-Time Music PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 16 March 2015 15:47

Brad-and-Ken-KolodnerOld-time duo Ken and Brad Kolodner will perform original and traditional music featuring fiddle, hammered dulcimer and clawhammer banjo on Saturday, March 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg. This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Ken and his son Brad have gained national recognition since they began performing old-time music together in 2009. The Kolodners have released two albums, “Otter Creek” in 2011 and “Skipping Rocks” in 2013, and have performed in venues like the Kennedy Center, Maryland’s Common Ground festival and Helicon’s Winter Solstice.

Ken taught himself fiddle while earning his doctorate in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health. Several ...

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