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Frostburg Shortlisted for the Small Business Revolution Main Street Makeover PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Palumbo   
Monday, 05 December 2016 13:54

Frostburg, MD was announced as one of eight shortlist finalists for the Small Business Revolution $500,000 Main Street Makeover, out of almost 14,000 nominations. In January 2017, Small Business Revolution will visit Frostburg to tour the town, talk with business owners, and film a short promotional video. Top finalists will be announced on February 9, 2017, and the nation will have ONE WEEK, closing on February 16, to vote online for their favorite community.

In mid-October, Katie Morgan, a Frostburg State University alumna currently living in Southern Maryland, contacted the City of Frostburg to say she had submitted a nomination for Frostburg, a town she instantly grew to love as a student. The nomination caught the eye of Small Business Revolution. Katie says about ...

FSU Community Collects Thanksgiving Baskets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 09:20

Thanksgiving FSU

Frostburg State University Community Collects 100 Thanksgiving Food Baskets: Frostburg State University students, standing, from left, Mouna Mawolo and Brandi Hawkins, and AmeriCorps volunteer Erin Lewis, seated, hold a small fraction of the 100 baskets of food collected by FSU student organizations, athletic teams, campus departments and individuals that were distributed to area families in need in time for Thanksgiving. In addition to the baskets filled with food, including a turkey, ham or a gift card to cover the purchase of a turkey or ham, $400 in extra gift certificates were donated. On Monday, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Sigma Tau and the ECHOSTARS delivered baskets throughout the day. Five vans ferried the deliveries for more than six hours to families and ...

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 ...

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