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Feldstein's regional work recognized by ARC and FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mountain City Traditional Arts   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:25

Al Acting on behalf of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), several students and recent graduates and faculty members from Frostburg State University recently presented former Maryland ARC Program Manager Albert Feldstein with a formal designation as an Appalachian Teaching Fellow. The designation recognizes Feldstein’s and ARC's partnership with the university over the years specific to the ARC Governors’ Internship Program, the Mountain City Traditional Arts Center and the Appalachian Teaching Project, an ARC region-wide effort that FSU participates in along with colleges and universities from all 13 ARC states. The presentation took place during one of the Winter Farmers’ Markets held at the Mountain City Traditional Arts Center. The Center is located on ...

Irish Fiddle, Concertina and Dance at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:32

Ciarán OMaonaigh and Caitlín Nic Gabhann Award-winning concertina player, dancer and songwriter Caitlín Nic Gabhann will collaborate with renowned fiddler and documentary filmmaker Ciarán O’Maonaigh for a night of traditional Irish music and dance on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg. This is event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Both highly talented musicians in their own right, Nic Gabhann and O’Maonaigh have quickly become a well-known duet, inspiring a spirit and fire ...

Mountain Canvases: Exhibition, Reception & Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Thomas, Allegany Arts Council   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:33

Mtn Canvases Juror PR Image The Allegany Arts Council hosts a new exhibition entitled "Mountain Canvases: Oil & Acrylic Paintings by Today's Appalachian Artists" from January 30-February 21. An afternoon Reception, which is free and open to the public, is from 3-5PM on Saturday, January 31.


The event is designed to showcase contemporary work created in this Appalachian region, educate our patrons, and promote the participating artists through providing an opportunity to show and sell their work in the Saville and Schwab galleries. Eighteen artists are featured.


In conjunction with the exhibition, a Workshop and Demonstration lead by Michael Grady, "Western & Eastern Landscape Fusion” is set for Saturday, January 31, from 1-3PM. There will be a 20 minute lecture prior ...

Program on Fracking in Western Maryland Planned PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gabriel Echeverri   
Friday, 23 January 2015 11:38

A coalition of concerned western Maryland residents are hosting, “Frack Free Maryland: A Call to Action,” Saturday, February 7th at City Place in Frostburg, from 5 PM – 9:30 PM. The free event will explore the possibility for and the possible effects of natural gas development in Western Maryland.

There will be speakers from areas in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia whose communities and homes have already been affected by the natural gas industry, as well as local speakers and representatives from many local and regional organizations who are working against fracking in Western Maryland. Presenters will also discuss the latest efforts to pass a law in the Maryland General Assembly to prevent fracking in State. According to event planners, that legislation ...

C&O Canal Invites Feedback on Proposal to Increase and Expand Fees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John Noel, Deputy Superintendent   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:31

C&O Canal Invites Feedback on Proposal to Increase and Expand Entrance and Other Fees Park-wide

Online Comments Invited; Public Comment Session Slated for Cumberland,

January 29, 2015, at Canal Place, 13 Canal St, 2nfloor, Cumberland, MD 21502 from 6:30-8:00 PM


HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) in

compliance with a nation-wide review on updating entrance fees is inviting the public to

comment on proposed entrance and other fee increases. Fees collected at the park are critical to

the park's operation, and 100%of the fees collected at the C&O Canal are invested in park

projects that improve facilities and experiences ...


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