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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 AppIndie.org. 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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Arts and Entertainment Designation to be Considered by the State PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 19:37

FROSTBURG – 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.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 13:05
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Appalachian Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Monday, 21 July 2008 12:35

 

FSU Appalachian Festival Slated for September 2008

The FSU Appalachian Festival, which takes place on the Frostburg State University campus and inside the Palace Theatre Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, 2008 is truly a community-based endeavor. At its heart, Frostburg State University’s Appalachian Festival is a celebration of regionalism. It is a celebration of the region’s natural landscape, history, culture, food, musical and artistic traditions—all of those aspects that make this section of Appalachia unique.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 13:02
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