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Main Street Books to Host Zumbrun Book Signing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fred Powell, Main Street Books   
Monday, 05 July 2010 16:25

A book signing with Champ Zumbrun, author of A History of Green Ridge State Forest, will be held on Saturday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Main Street Books in Frostburg.  Zumbrun’s book, recently published by History Press, explores the haven of calm and natural beauty that makes the state forest remarkable.


In A History of Green Ridge State Forest, Zumbrun, a former forest manager, details the history of the land that later will become Green Ridge State Park.  From trailblazers such as Thomas Cresap and George Washington to the present day, Zumbrun writes of the vision and stewardship of many people who preserved the forest for future generations of hikers, explorers and families.


Retired from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Champ ...

Children and their families invited to join the fun at “Frostburg’s Pirates Ahoy”! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News   
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 18:34

logo_new2.240x240Ahoy, me hearties!  The Frostburg State University Children’s Literature Centre and Frostburg First are teaming up to provide pirate tales, crafts and treats for a full day of “Frostburg’s Pirates Ahoy” on Wednesday, July 14.

The day of free activities will begin with pirate registration at 9:30 AM at Frostburg’s City Place.  Following registration, all pirates can take part in a treasure hunt in Frostburg and solve the mystery clues to find some special goodies to add to their loot.  There will be a flurry of activities at City Place on Water Street, including face painting, craft workshops, and a costume contest.  Young buccaneers will also be treated to a presentation by children’s illustrator John Manders in his pirate den.  The restaurants of Frostburg ...

Maryland Tourism offers ways to "buy local" during July PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland Office of Tourism   
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 18:17

logo_new2.240x240BALTIMORE (June 29) – "Buying local" often means visiting a farmers' market for fresh produce grown on Maryland farms.  It can also mean much more, suggests the Maryland Office of Tourism: dining on Chesapeake Bay seafood, selecting Maryland wine, acquiring the artwork of local artists, or even soaking up local history along the state's Civil War Trails, for instance.

The tourism office has designated July as a time to focus on "buying local" in Maryland, making it the theme of its Maryland Spotlight campaign – a monthly promotion that highlights distinctive aspects of tourism in the state.

"When residents and visitors experience our local resources, they are tapping into Maryland's unique assets," said Governor Martin O'Malley.  "Buying local is making an ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2010 18:33
Garrett County Arts Council revives literary journal Ginseng PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Garrett County Arts Council   
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:08

logo_new2.240x240The Garrett County Arts Council (GCAC) has published the 2010 edition of its literary journal Ginseng featuring poetry and creative writing by local authors.  After an absence of several years, the new edition includes more pages than ever before and features a full-color cover.

“The arts council is extremely proud of this publication,” said Melodee Hill, GCAC board member and chair of the Literary Committee.  “Volunteers have devoted a great deal of time and talent to the production of a journal designed to reflect the best works of local creative writers.”

The writings of the following local authors are included in this year’s edition:  Laura Treacy Bentley, Rose Gordy, Ginny Grove, Melodee Hill, Richard Hill, Julia Jordan, Sue Lisantti, Rob Michael, Ginni ...

Summer workshops scheduled by Garrett County Arts Council PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Garrett County Arts Council   
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:52

JudithBecker-sized_aiThe Garrett County Arts Council is currently accepting registrations for several upcoming workshops.  A watercolor pencil class will be offered in August and a course on Basket Coiling will be presented in late September.

Beginning Watercolor Pencil Painting is a two-day class exploring the possibilities of creating traditional watercolor techniques using watercolor pencils.  The course will be held Monday and Tuesday, August 16-17, 2010, at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park from 10 AM - 3 PM each day.  Some experience with watercolor is preferred for this workshop.  Students will create an 8”x10” painting by the end of the second day.  The class will be instructed by artist Judith Becker.

A resident of Terra Alta, WV, Becker’s professional ...


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