Governor O'Malley Updates Public on Ebola Preparations

BALTIMORE, MD (October 17, 2014) – Governor Martin O’Malley led a team of hospital and other health officials to update the public on the Maryland’s efforts to protect its communities against infectious diseases, including the Ebola virus. To date, there have been no cases of Ebola diagnosed in Maryland. “We are not taking this situation lightly,” said Governor O’Malley. “We are working together across agencies, with our federal and local government and community partners, and with Maryland hospital officials to prepare aggressively so that we can keep Marylanders safe.”...
Mountain City Traditional Arts to Host Weekend of Performances and Workshops

Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble to Perform and Conduct Workshops at MCTA The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble will perform and conduct workshops featuring the Appalachian region’s traditional music and dance on Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The performances and workshops, supported in part by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, are free and open to the public. The ensemble was named the “People’s Choice for Entertainment” for its 2013 and 2014 performances at the Ramps and Rails Fes...
Barktoberfest in Downtown Cumberland

Cumberland – Saturday, October 18, Downtown Cumberland is going to the dogs – and the cats. Barktoberfest, sponsored by the Downtown Cumberland Business Association and Allegany County Animal Shelter Management Foundation will be filled with plenty of activities for children and adults and a few for the animals, too.   The Allegany County Animal Shelter adopt-a-thon will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the Liberty Street Stage. On Saturday only, all dog and cat adoptions will be free. “We choose this month because October is Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month. The shelter is ove...
FSU Students to Conduct Listening Project on Fracking

Frostburg State University students are partnering with the Savage River Watershed Association to engage in a listening project to document local hopes and concerns regarding proposed unconventional natural gas extraction in western Maryland.  While there has been much debate about drilling here, there has been little effort to assess and document public opinion.  Modeling their work after similar successful projects in Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, students and members of the Savage River Watershed Association believe that an awareness of public opinion on the issue will be bene...
FSU to Host Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor Kristina Anderson

Virginia Tech shooting survivor Kristina Anderson will speak at Frostburg State University’s annual Law Enforcement Awareness Day on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in the Lane University Center. Anderson was injured in the shooting on April 16, 2007, in which 32 people were killed and 17 were wounded. Anderson’s presentations are part of the all-day Law Enforcement Awareness day, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall. The eighth annual event hosted by University Police is free and open to the public. Anderson will spe...
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