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Tuesday, 23 September 2008 14:29
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Articles of Local Interest in National Publications PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Saturday, 20 September 2008 19:11

The October, 2008 National Geographic features an article on the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas. The article features a map of the National Trails System, including the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, a series of trails along the Potomac River basin, including the Great Allegheny Passage trail running through Allegany County and on to Pittsburgh. Although written about the Ozark Highlands Trail, a quote from the article applies equally to our corner of the Appalachians:

 “Thickly forested with red oak and black gum, these hillsides have witnessed much history, having been roamed by Indians, crisscrossed by Spanish and French explorers, and skirmished over by Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2008 22:14
 
Followers of the late Charles Fort, connoisseur of anomalies, gather in an anomalous place: Cumberla PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andy Duncan   
Saturday, 20 September 2008 17:40


Aug. 16 marked the second consecutive year that the International Fortean Organization, based in Baltimore, held its annual FortScape conference at the Holiday Inn in downtown Cumberland.

"It's always good to come up to the mountains and get grounded," said William Fellows, a quantum physicist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His presentation, "White Gold of the Ark," argued that the Ark of the Covenant was a high-tech communications device given to the ancient Egyptians by "the Visitors."

Fort CoverFounded in 1965 by sibling science-fiction fans Ron and Paul Willis of Alexandria, Va., INFO is dedicated to "the baffling and often hilarious universe of anomalous phenomena" in the tradition of Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932), a journalist, iconoclast and skeptic ...

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2008 09:13
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Arts District Proposal Approved by City of Frostburg--Now Goes to State PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Thursday, 11 September 2008 12:02

Arts District MapFROSTBURG – The city of Frostburg fully supports efforts to establish an Arts & Entertainment District in the community, with city officials confident that the state will approve the designation by the end of the year.

 

“It’s 5-0 in favor,” City Administrator John Kirby said of the mayor and council’s support for what he described as the “grassroots effort” to develop the district.

  

Kirby attributed the idea for the district to local residents, including faculty and staff from Frostburg State University, city council member Susan Keller, local business people and artists who already call Frostburg home.

 

Keller said the arts district was a natural outgrowth of long-standing efforts to revitalize the downtown Main Street area ...

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2008 21:52
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The Grant that Birthed Us PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Monday, 08 September 2008 21:46

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FROSTBURG - The lead story of any debut news publication must be the birth of said publication. Thus it is with the Appalachian Independent.


group minus three.jpgThe fruit of a year-long development effort by a core group of a dozen area residents, the AppIndie, as it is known in shorthand, for its .org Web address, seeks to foster grassroots news coverage of Mountain Maryland and its Appalachian environs.

 

The online paper, to be published every other Wednesday, aims not only to tell our region's stories, but to provide a forum where "citizen journalists" can report on their own communities.
More than just sharing the good, bad and beautiful of the region we call ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2008 16:16
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