Traditional Celtic Music Trio Alt to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts

The Alt, featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist John Doyle and internationally renowned musicians Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’Leary, will perform traditional Celtic music at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg, on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public (donations of $15 are appreciated). Doyle, born into a family of musicians in Dublin, began performing professionally at age 16 in the group Chanting House. He gained an international reputation when he formed the band Solas and received his first Grammy nomination. After leaving Solas, he w...
Sustainable Foodways- Goodness Grows

Editor’s Note: This video marks the fifth in our Sustainable Foodways Series. The series was completed by Frostburg State University students enrolled in “Folklore in Appalachia” in Fall 2013 and “Sociology of the Environment” in Spring 2014, as part of their participation in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Teaching Project administered by East Tennessee State University. This project, produced by FSU student Nicole Nagel, features Pennsylvania-based CSA Goodness Grows. Nicole and her classmate, Yi-Ling Tseng attended and documented the farm’s hands on workshops on maple tree tapping and syrup making in March, 2014.
FSU Cultural Events Series Announces 2014-15 Season

In its 37th annual season, the Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series offers performances from professional artists in the genres of music, dance and theatre. Tri-state residents can choose from events offered as part of two performance series. The Main Stage Series presents artists in a traditional theatrical setting, while LIVE! at StarScape offers an intimate club-style atmosphere. The season begins Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. with the Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Band, appearing at the historic Palace Theatre on Main Street in Frostburg, as the capstone concert for the ninth ...
Local Wildflowers Topic at Next Native Plant Meeting

The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg on Tuesday August 19 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Liz McDowell, local native plant enthusiast. Her program “Wildflowers of Mountain Maryland” will provide a closer look at many of the native plant species found in Allegany and Garrett Counties. Native flowering herbs, shrubs and vines that provide value for wildlife and people will be covered. The program will begin immediately following a brief MNPS chapter business meeting. The public is we...
Extremist Group Should Not Use Public Funding

Once again, the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization has asked the Allegany County commissioners for public funding (“Cemetery group renews funding request,” July 25). Once again, it has tried to obscure its own history and its own current activities.   As any Times-News reader knows, CHCO has graver issues on its mind than merely “preserving our area’s rich historic heritage.” CHCO has been an activist, extremist political organization for years, on a host of incendiary fronts unrelated to cemetery maintenance.   As I type this on my computer, I have the current C...
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