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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
The Grant that Birthed Us PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Monday, 08 September 2008 21:46

By Richard Kerns
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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
Community Section PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kurt Hoffman   
Saturday, 06 September 2008 01:03
This Section is currently under construction!

We are anticipating this to be fully functional in the coming month.

Please check back to see the exciting interactive community tools we will have implemented!

Cultural calendar, discussion boards, ride-shares, a Cumber-list, and a Barter Board.
Welcome to AppIndie! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kurt Hoffman   
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 22:57

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Appalachian Independent: The Dialogue of Democracy! What you see before you is the result of lots of hard work by numerous people. The content of this first issue of our community newspaper was authored by a core group of people and you will find their names associated with their articles. With every endeavor such as this, there are people who are instrumental to the process but remain anonymous because their responsibilities are behind the scenes. What you won’t see behind the “wizard's curtain” are the authors of the website itself. Steve Robinett and Woody Getz are the unsung heroes who have created the “AppIndie” website from the ground up.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 07:14
Wanted: Citizen Journalists PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 20:46

FROSTBURG – While the idea of an online newspaper serving Mountain Maryland and its sister-state environs is radical in itself, even more revolutionary is the concept at the heart of the Appalachian Independent: The citizen journalist.


Meeting over the past year, a dozen area residents sketched out the scope of the enterprise that would become Frustrated by the failure of local print media to both hold public officials accountable and celebrate life in these mountains, the group sought to engage, inform and empower area residents through development of an independent, vigorous press.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 September 2008 02:40

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