Appalachian Culture
MCTA to Offer Traditional Appalachian Herbal Tonics and Wild Foods Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 08:53

Mountain City Traditional Arts will host a workshop, Traditional Appalachian Herbal Tonics and Wild Foods," on Saturday, April 15th.

In this class, Andrea Lay of Hidden Hollow Farm will explore herbs and wild foods that grow in our region, and discuss how they have been traditionally used as spring tonics to rejuvenate us after a long winter. Workshop offerings include samples of Sassafras tea, Nettle tea, wild greens, and early spring roots. Medicinal uses, identification tips, and recipes will be shared.

Located at 25 E. Main Street, Frostburg, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region. For more information call 301-687-8040. 

GOP Governor Supports Fracking Ban in MD! CCAN Statement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Denise Robbins   
Friday, 17 March 2017 17:27

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Today, Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland yielded to overwhelming scientific data and voter support by giving his support to a statutory ban on hydraulic fracking for gas in the state. He made the announcement at a press conference joined by Maryland Senator Bobby Zirkin, the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 740. The bill would place a statewide ban on the drilling practice. Hogan’s announcement almost certainly assures that a fracking ban will become law in the state. The House of Delegates passed a fracking ban bill last week with bipartisan support, and the Senate could now do the same next week. Maryland would then become the first state in the country to ban fracking by statute.

Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate ...

Old-TimeTrio April Verch Band to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 09 February 2017 12:27

April Verch 1The April Verch Band will bring its world-class talent and dynamism to Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg, on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15.

This passionate and energetic old-time trio has performed across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and China. Their mastery of their instruments and stage presence has won over audiences worldwide.

April Verch has been deeply immersed in traditional music since she was a young child in Ottawa Valley, Canada. She has been touring full time since 2000, bringing her passion for her music to small rural communities as well as expansive concert halls. Verch has also held classes and lectures, performed at numerous festivals and ...

FSU’s Mountain City Traditional Arts to Present “Maple Syrup Production in Western Maryland” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 23 January 2017 10:34

LeoMountain City Traditional Arts will host the program “Maple Syrup Production in Western Maryland” on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The event, which teaches the local community about maple syrup production in the region, features recent Maryland Traditions Heritage Award Winners Steyer Brothers Maple Syrup and S&S Maple Camp. Both were recognized by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council for their roles in continuing the tradition of maple syrup making in Western Maryland. The event is free and open to the public.

“Maryland is home to a wealth of agricultural traditions, and one of the sweetest comes from the Appalachian west, where families like the Steyers and Shinholts have been passing ...

Community Journal Project to Document Daily Life in 2017 Frostburg PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:15

The Frostburg Museum and Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts are proud to announce “A Year in the Life of Frostburg: The Community Journal Project.” This interactive, yearlong activity will chronicle moments in the daily lives of Frostburg residents as told through their own words.

Frostburg businesses and organizations will receive 50 journals in late January to distribute to local residents. The journals will circulate around Frostburg throughout 2017. Participants are invited to document their daily lives during their possession of a journal before passing it along.

Whether by writing, painting, drawing or other forms of expression (even as simple as jotting down a grocery or to-do list), all are welcome and encouraged to share. ...


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