Bishop Walsh School to Hold Second Annual Science Showcase

Bishop Walsh School will host its Second Annual Science Showcase on Sat., May 9, from 10 am - 1 pm at the school on Bishop Walsh Road in Cumberland. The event, open to all area children ages PreK-12th grade, will include cool, hands-on scientific experiments involving exploding gummy bears (back by popular demand), hovercraft rides, gushing geysers, flaming bubbles, glow-in-the-dark slime, rocket launches, a robotics demo and more. Pre-register at www.bishopwalsh.org or 301.724.5360, x105. Participants will be entered to win an iPad Air at the showcase. The event is sponsored by The Catholic C...
FSU's Relay For Life Raises Nearly $32,000 to Fight Against Cancer

Cold weather wasn’t going to bring down the nearly 600 participants unified to help conquer cancer at Frostburg State University’s Relay For Life. Photo: Nearly 600 participants join the first lap of Frostburg State University’s Relay For Life. Nearly $32,000 has been raised so far, with a stretch goal of $60,000 by the end of August. This year’s fundraising event for the American Cancer Society held Friday night to Saturday morning, April 24 and 25, raised $31,995 to date, featuring 43 teams and 588 participants. “Relay For Life is really a fundraiser for the American Cancer Soci...
Featured Speakers at Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

 Several speakers will be featured at the second annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival to be held at New Germany State Park on Saturday May 9th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. These digital presentations which are geared for teens and adults will be held in the New Germany Rec Hall. The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society and New Germany State Park are co-sponsoring this free event to highlight the importance of native plants in the landscape, as well as other critical conservation topics for our region.   Photo: Raymond Najjar has researched climate ...
FSU Center for Creative Writing Presents Third Annual Rock ’N Read Fundraiser

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing will hold its third annual Rock ’N Read fundraiser on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Dante’s Bar at 14 W. Main St. in Frostburg. This event is open to the public. A $5 cover will be charged. All proceeds will go toward the center’s student and adult creative writing programs that promote and enhance literacy in Western Maryland. The day’s activities will include readings, live music, the Poetry Grand Slam, writing games and food! Performing this year will be local bands and artists such as The Working Week, The Downstroke...
FSU Center for Creative Writing to Present Multi-faceted Dr. Frank

As part of the spring 2015 reading series, the Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing will host a reading by Frank Portman, a musician and author of young adult literature. The reading will be held on Monday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in the Lyric Theater, 20 E. Main St., Frostburg. This event is free and open to the public. Portman, widely known as Dr. Frank, is an American musician and author. He performs as a singer, songwriter and guitarist as part of the Berkeley, Calif., punk rock band The Mr. T Experience. He has released two albums, “Show Business Is My Life” and “Eight L...
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