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George’s Creek Library’s Campfire Anniversary Celebration July 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany County Library System   
Thursday, 24 June 2010 06:14

logo_new2.240x240On Thursday, July 1st, the George’s Creek Regional Library will celebrate the Allegany County Library System’s 50th Anniversary with a very special Georges’ Creek Days Campfire.  Everyone is invited!  Activities will run from 6 - 8 PM and will include music by Ali Ghan Highlanders Pipes & Drums Band, Total Enigma Band, and local musicians, The Boys Scouts of America will be performing Drama Skits, and the evening will conclude with their annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Smokey Bear will also be on hand for the celebration.  Free face painting and refreshments, including hotdogs, chips, popcorn, anniversary cake, and soda, will be available.  The Teens and Tweens “Make Waves” Summer Reading Club will be helping with the fun!

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FSU Mandicott receives Presenter of the Year award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News   
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 05:34

PA_Presenters_Bill_Mandicott_aiWilliam Mandicott, assistant vice president for Student and Community Involvement at Frostburg State University, and executive director of the University’s Cultural Events Series, was recently honored as Presenter of the Year at the annual Pennsylvania Presenters conference in Gettysburg, Pa.

Last year’s award recipient, Hank Knerr of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, presented the award.  In his introduction, he cited Mandicott’s tireless vision, energy and innovation, describing him as “an inspirational mover and shaker … a bridge builder that connects audiences, colleagues, artists and students,” and “a champion for all that the arts can offer our world.”

In his standing as a Maryland presenter, Mandicott is an atypical recipient of this award.  ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 05:43
Skin Deep winner of FSU’s Center for Creative Writing Playwriting Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News   
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 05:12

logo_new2.240x240Frostburg State University’s Center for Creative Writing has named Mary Lynn Dobson’s play “Skin Deep” as the winner for the 2010 One-Act Playwriting Competition.  Dobson is a playwright from Atlantic Highlands, N.J.  Over 45 one-act plays from around the country were submitted, as well as several from Canada and England.  The plays were judged on plot, character development, dialogue, and overall quality.

Dobson’s play is a one-act comedy that focuses on the world of child beauty pageants and explores how the edges are blurred as to what can be classified as “pageant fun” and what is exploitation.  “Skin Deep” was the only play submitted to receive a perfect score from the judges.  One judge commented, “So true! This play truly exposes the truth ...

Evergreen Heritage Center chosen as a location for independent film PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News   
Monday, 21 June 2010 21:07

logo_new2.240x240The Evergreen Heritage Center, a local historical landmark and educational center, has agreed to open its doors for shooting of the independent film, “A Lesson of Love,” being directed by Micheal McAlexander, assistant professor of Mass Communication at Frostburg State University.

The film will be shot in various locations around Allegany County, including some of the rooms in the Evergreen House.

“The Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation is pleased that the Center has been selected for this wonderful film.  We look forward to working with the cast and crew on a project that will feature the beauty and heritage of our local area,” said Janice Keene, president of the foundation board and a descendant of the original owners of the Evergreen House.

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Auditions for history play at New Embassy Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Embassy Theatre   
Monday, 21 June 2010 11:04

logo_new2.240x240Auditions for the original indigenous history play, “Return to ShantyTown: Sallie Pollock, Confederate Spy,” will be held at the New Embassy Theatre, 49 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD on Sunday, June 27th from 2 to 5 PM and Monday, June 28th from 6 to 8 PM.  Both singing and non-singing roles are available for men and women ages 16 and up.

Further information, including a cast list, may be obtained from the New Embassy’s website at or by calling the theatre at (301) 722-4692.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 June 2010 11:12

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