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Community Leaders Push for Passage of Frostburg Fracking Ban PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Powell   
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 14:22

Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Press Conference:


Community Leaders to Push for Passage of Frostburg Fracking Ban Ordinance at Special City Council Meeting


Frostburg ban ordinance would build on the city's history of protecting water supplies


FROSTBURG, Md. — On Thursday, November 10, the Frostburg City Council will hold a special meeting with leaders of the citizen group Frack-Free Frostburg to discuss the next steps in advancing a city ordinance to ban fracking. Ahead of the meeting, business, health, NAACP, and student leaders will join the bill’s sponsor for a 5:30 p.m. press conference to underline the citizen support for swift action.


The ban ordinance was introduced by Commissioner Woody Getz on October 20. That evening, ...

Water is Life Chorus to Form PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Engage Mountain Maryland   
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:32

Researchers from Frostburg State University and Friendsville, MD, are uniting to form an intergenerational chorus group. Everyone who wants to participate will meet in Friendsville on a regular basis to share music about fracking and its impacts on the community. The group's gatherings will culminate in a command performance in the Spring of the 2017 Legislative Session in Annapolis.


Contact the program coordinators to learn more how you can sing for Clean Air, Water, the Environment, and a Healthy Planet. All ages are encouraged to participate. To learn more about how to participate, contact Kathy Powell 301 707-9900  or Ann Bristow 301 338-1101. 

Water Walk Maryland Holds Events in Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kimb Alexander   
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:24


Action Coincides with 313-Mile Walk Across the State of Maryland in Support of a Statewide Ban on Fracking


Frostburg, MD – On Sunday, October 16, Kimb Alexander and Aeryn Boyd of Water Walk Maryland began a 5-day residency in Frostburg Maryland as the town’s people organize for and propose a Fracking ban to the City Council on Oct. 20th.  Four separate events were planned for this first stop of the 313-mile walk that began in Oakland, Maryland’s Autumn Glory Parade this weekend. Activists Alexander and Boyd are walking in support of a statewide ban on fracking – a process that causes serious air and water pollution and threatens the health and safety of Maryland residents. The walk is projected to end by the Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay ...
Maple Syrup Tradition of western Maryland among recipients of Heritage Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland State Arts Council   
Monday, 17 October 2016 10:09

Cambodian traditional music, family-owned amusement park, and maple syrup farming among 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award honors

Baltimore, Md. — Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards.

Inspired by the work of Garrett County folklorist Dr. Alta Schrock, the Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards have been given annually since 2007 to a person or group, a place and a tradition that embody and help to safeguard Maryland's living cultural heritage. Three awards will be given during a November 11 awards ceremony and concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave.

The 2016 recipients ...

Celtic Fiddle Festival to Perform at Frostburg’s Palace Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:26

CFF - Ben Costello - credit Set to perform a “perfect storm of the finest Celtic music your ears will ever encounter,” the Celtic Fiddle Festival quartet will showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles in a concert at Frostburg’s historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The group, which is touring the U.S., is made up of three fiddlers and an accompanying guitarist from various Celtic regions. The show is organized by Mountain City Traditional Arts, a program of Frostburg State University.

The Celtic Fiddle Festival released its first CD in 1993, beginning with two great friends and fiddlers – one Scottish, the other Irish. The fiddling duo earned much success after receiving a chance in New York City. From that point on, ...


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