FSU to Host Presidential Election Panel Discussion PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:41

Frostburg State University faculty members will cover a variety of topics during a Presidential Election Panel Discussion to be held at FSU onTuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall room 133A of the Lane University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Stephen Twing, a professor in the Department of Political Science, will be the moderator. Members of the panel and their discussion areas are as follows:

·        Dr. Eleanor McConnell, assistant professor, History, “The Jackson Men: Populist Conservatism in Antebellum America”

·        Dr. Gregory Wood, associate professor, History, “Opposition to the New Deal and the Roots of Modern Conservatism”

·        Natalie Schuster, lecturer, History, “Modern Conservatism and the Rise of Trump”

·        Dr. Stephen Simpson, professor, Political Science, “The Media, the Polls and the Presidential Campaign”

·        Dr. David Lewis, professor, Political Science, “The 2016 Election and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court”

·        Dr. Stephen Hartlaub, professor, Political Science, “The Conditions for Tyranny and the American Polity”

The panel discussion is sponsored by FSU’s departments of Political Science and History and the J. Glenn Beall Institute for Public Affairs, which promotes a spirit of civic responsibility and an increased knowledge of government affairs and the political process at all levels.

For more information, contact Twing at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 301-687-3097.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
MDE Submits Regulatory Action on Fracking PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maryland Department of Environment   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:34
On Monday, September 26, 2016, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) submitted a regulatory action to the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee. The purpose of the action is to update the regulations governing the exploration and production of oil and gas to address technologies that were not typically employed in Maryland when the existing regulations were adopted, including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. The draft regulations will ensure that any exploration and production of oil and gas is conducted in a manner protective of public health, safety, the environment, and natural resources. Following AELR Committee review, the regulatory proposal will be published in the Maryland Register and be open for public comment for 30 days.
 
Copies of the draft regulations and summary document can be found on MDE's website: www.mde.maryland.gov/marcellus
 
Any questions should be directed to Jeffrey Fretwell –  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it v or 410-537-3537.
 
Annual Drag Show Pageant Slated for October 8th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Embassy Theatre   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:30

CUMBERLAND, MD - The Embassy Theatre and Stephanie Micheals will team up to host the 9th Annual Queen of Queen City Pageant 2017 on Saturday, Oct 8.

This annual drag show pageant began in 2007, and Saturday's show begins at 9 pm.  The 9th annual pageant will feature the reigning Queen of Queen City,  Miss Anastasia Beaverhausen, who will crown the winner at the end of the evening.

"The Lavender Dollies are happy to be back at the Embassy," states Ms. Micheals. "The evening promises lots of fun for everyone, and the PRIDE costumes will be just gorgeous!"

According to Ms. Micheals, applications to enter the drag pageant are available at the Embassy, and entry is limited to the first ten applicants.

The contestants will begin the evening with 1,500 points. They will compete in three categories: 1) costume (PRIDE colors); 2) a 5-minute talent presentation; 3) a 'not-your-usual' type of question and answer segment. The contestants are scored by a panel of judges, with points deducted per category based on score sheets. The contestant with the highest score will be crowned Miss Queen of Queen City 2017.

Al Feldstein, local historian and go-to master of ceremonies, will be on hand during the evening to present an interesting description of why Cumberland is known as the "Queen City."

Admission is $10 for adults; all attendees must show ID upon admission and each will receive wrist bracelets. A full cash bar is available one hour prior to the show, as well as during the show.

For information or reservations, call (240) 362-7183.

 
FSU One-Act Play Festival to Feature 2016 One-Act Playwriting Competition Winners PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:23

Roses for the Sweetheart press The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts announces “Roses for the Sweetheart” by Kat Meads of Ben Lomond, Calif., as the winner of its 2016 One-Act Playwriting Competition. The winning play and the second- and third-place plays will be featured at the seventh annual One-Act Play Festival, hosted by the Center for Literary Arts on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Palace Theatre in downtown Frostburg.

The second-place play is “Woman, Running Late, in a Dress” by Dallas Woodburn of Ventura, Calif., and the third-place play is “Worthless Gods” by Kristin Andrea Hanratty of Grand Rapids, Mich. The two runners-up will be presented in a dramatic stage reading, followed by a fully produced performance of the winning play. Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Plays were judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality. This year, 47 plays were submitted to the One-Act Playwriting Competition from across the U.S. and Canada.

Following the shows, a reception will be held with light refreshments, as well as a talk-back session where playwrights, directors and actors from the shows will answer questions from the audience. Soft drinks and food at the reception will be free, and beer and wine will be available for sale by the theatre.

In “Roses for the Sweetheart,” as a married man lies on his deathbed, on the family porch, his wife and daughter are confronted by the man’s lover. Wife and daughter prevent the lover from entering the home, forcing her instead to sit with them on the porch as they insult her. While the lover endures a stream of cruel remarks, she fails to realize that her lover’s son is busy plotting the ultimate revenge for his mother on her unfaithful husband and his lover.

“Woman, Running Late, In a Dress,” is the story of an average woman whose husband dies suddenly of a heart attack in the midst of a marital fight. At the time he dies, she has been flirting with a mutual friend who told her a riddle. Through her grief, the widow obsesses over the riddle, desperately trying to solve it. As she tries to move past her loss, she tells the story of her relationship through flashbacks, interrupted by the increasingly maddening riddle and snippets of her widowed life.

In “Worthless Gods,” Plutus and Eros, the Greek gods of money and love, compete to decide a wager: who is more important to modern-day man. Eros and Plutus interfere in a young mortal’s life to settle the question, in the process tricking and deceiving one another, bending the rules of their bet and causing the poor mortal to suffer a parade of frustrating shenanigans.

Tickets for the performances cost $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the Center for Literary Arts, Main Street Books, the Allegany Arts Council and at the door of the Palace Theatre on the night of the event.

For more information, contact the Center for Literary Arts at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 301-687-4340, or visit the center’s web page atwww.frostburg.edu/cla.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
Mountain City Traditional Arts to Host Scottish Folk Band North Sea Gas PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:10

North Sea Gas photoNorth Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s premier, award-winning folk bands, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg, on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie McDonald and Grant Simpson make up the band, featuring vocals, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans and banjo. The high-energy folk music is brought to life with three-part harmonies and down-to-earth humor. The musicians’ sounds and performances consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together in a style of their own.

North Sea Gas has released 19 albums and won and been nominated for many awards, including Celtic Radio Album of the Year for “The Fire and the Passion of Scotland.” The band has toured Europe and America, with additional appearances on television and radio. The group has also recorded for Chinese television with an estimated audience of 800 million people, played in Istanbul for the British Consulate and performed at the famous Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. North Sea Gas’ most recent album is “Fire in the Glen.”

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University, with support from FrostburgFirst, the Allegany Arts Council, and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council. For more information, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 301-687-8040.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
Authors, Publishers, Readers Uniting in Downtown Frostburg for 10th Annual Independent Literature Fe PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:32

Whether searching for something interesting to read, the chance to rub elbows with published authors, information about the process of writing and publishing or simply a good home for stories or poems, Frostburg’s 10th annual Independent Literature Festival will have the answer. Organized by Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts, the entire event is open to the public free of charge.

Publishers, editors and authors from nearly 30 boutique publishing houses and literary magazines will come together in downtown Frostburg for this year’s “Indie Lit Fest,” which begins on the evening of Friday, Oct. 14, and continues all day Saturday, Oct. 15.

Friday night’s events begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception and refreshments at the Center for Literary Arts, 22 E. Main St. A reading follows at6:30 p.m. in Main Street Books, 2 E. Main St. After the reading, a panel discussion among writers and their editors will be held at 7:30 p.m.in the Frostburg branch of the Allegany County Library System, 65 E. Main St.

Saturday’s schedule runs from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. An all-day book fair will be held in the Lyric Theatre, 20 E. Main St., featuring books and magazines for sale, with many authors available for signatures. Readings and panel discussions will be held throughout the day across the downtown Frostburg area. Detailed schedules will be available in the Frostburg Center for Literary Arts.

Aspiring authors of every genre will meet potential publishers, editors and published authors. They will also find more than a dozen panels and discussions dedicated to the artistic process of writing and the business of submitting works for publication.

This year’s panels include “Publishing 101: A Primer on Sending Work Out”; “Young Adult Genre,” with young local readers who will take questions from writers about their literary tastes; “After Violence: The Poetics of Trauma and Resistance,” led by Susana H. Case, published poet and New York Institute of Technology professor of behavioral sciences; “Intersection of the Muses,” which features a discussion about writers using other artistic modes as inspiration; roundtables and panels on various genres of fiction; and much more.

The 2016 Independent Literature Festival has been made possible through the generous support of AmeriCorps, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council, FSU’s Lewis J. Ort Library, the city of Frostburg, the Allegany County Library System and the Community Trust Foundation.

For more information, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , visit www.frostburg.edu/cla or call 301-687-4340.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
Celtic Fiddle Festival to Perform at Frostburg’s Palace Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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, the group expanded and performed for packed houses across the U.S. and Europe. At each concert, solo performances demonstrate the uniqueness of the individual styles of music. The sounds from each musician represent their regional repertoires. Then together, they collaborate to provide dazzling energy and subtle grace. The quartet combines its considerable talents, rich musical traditions and spontaneous humor and, in return, experiences sold-out tours and standing ovations.

The Washington Post recognizes the group as “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere.” Kevin Burke is a world-renowned Irish fiddler who plays the highly ornamented style of Country Sligo. He is a recipient of the NEA’s National Heritage Award and one of The Celtic Fiddle Festival’s original musicians. Christian Lemaître joined the original duo early on to share the beautiful music of Brittany, France. He honed his fiddling skills by playing the hypnotic Breton melodies at night dances throughout Brittany. He is a founding member of the group Kornog. Charlie McKerron, the Scottish member, has won awards as a player and a composer. He is considered to be among the finest in a land famed for extraordinary fiddlers. G Nicolas Quemener is a master open-tuning guitarist from Angers, France. He studied percussion in the National School of Music, has been a part of many superb Celtic bands, including Arcady and Kornog, and continues to play and record with many acclaimed Breton and Irish artists.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, costing $20 for general admission and $5 for students and children.

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University, with support from FrostburgFirst, the Allegany Arts Council and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council. For more information, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 301-687-8040.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
County Wide Electronics Recycling PDF Print E-mail
Written by Siera Wigfield   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 07:23

Allegany County will host an Electronics Recycling Week September 26 - October 2 at multiple sites. Items accepted include computers and accessories, gaming systems, mobile devices, office equipment, data center equipment, and more. $5 tags can be purchased for television recycling. Recycling centers area located in Cumberland- Penn-Mar, Flintstone Refuse Site, Frostburg Mountain View Drop Off Area, Little Orleans Refuse Site, Lonaconing Town Hall, Oldtown Refuse Site, and Westernport Town Hall.  For more information call: 301-777-5933 ext 210. 

 
Page 10 of 322
 
Webappindie.org

What's Happening?