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County Board of Zoning Appeals to Continue Public Hearing on Dans Mountain Wind Force PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany County Board of Zoning Appeals   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 18:16

Notice is hereby given that the Allegany County Board of Zoning Appeals will continue a public hearing on Friday, November 13th at 9 am in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD, regarding Dans Mountain Wind Force L.L.C. et. al., Cases 942 and 943. The board is currently in recess. The board has ordered the public record held "open" for a ten day period for the purpose of accepting additional written comment(s). The board will reconvene on the scheduled date and further execute proceedings as prescribed by Law.

The November 13th Hearing is open to the public. Anyone desiring further information on these Cases may contact the County's Land Development Office at 301-777-5951.

 
FSU Celebrates Homecoming Weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:41

Frostburg State University is preparing to welcome alumni for Homecoming from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 18, a weekend filled with fun events that past, present and even future students can attend to show off some of their Bobcat pride.

The weekend will kick off Thursday at noon as retired FSU employees are welcomed back for a luncheon, followed at 7 p.m. with the annual pep rally, where the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned in the Main Arena of the Cordts Physical Education Center.

Friday’s events start off early at 9 a.m. with the Career Expo, where FSU alumni will give presentations across campus allowing students to explore career possibilities. That afternoon, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in the Fine Arts building, art ...

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Urban Street Trees Pests and Diseases to be Topic of Upcoming Plant Society Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:37

Laura G SmithThe Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday October 20th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Laura G. Smith, Department of Biology, Frostburg State University. Her presentation titled, “An Evaluation of Pest and Disease Vulnerability of Urban Street Trees in Washington D.C.” will begin promptly following some brief chapter announcements. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Ms. Smith’s presentation will focus on the shifting context of conservation in urban ecology and the importance of preserving native plant species in non-natural ecosystems. Using spatial applications of the Pest Vulnerability Matrix and Shannon ...

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"Native Plants Aid Native Bees" to be Topic for August Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Monday, 03 August 2015 18:20

specialist on ironweed 11 aug 2013 ernpp croppedThe Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday August 18th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Sam Droege, Wildlife Biologist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. His presentation titled, “Wild Bee Diversity Comes from Native Plant Diversity: You Can Help Wild Bees by Planting Bee Food” will begin promptly following some brief chapter announcements. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Native plants aren't just politically correct members of our household landscapes, but are keystone species for the many native insects who are often completely dependent on a single genus or species of native plant. About 25% of our wild ...

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Frostburg State University Planetarium Hosts Star Party at Frostburg Grows PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 31 July 2015 07:32

Atop the mountainside at Frostburg Grows, stargazers will be blanketed by the night sky and meteor showers during a special Star Party on Wednesday, Aug. 12, co-hosted by the Frostburg State University Planetarium and Multimedia Learning Center and the Cumberland Astronomy Club.

The free Star Party will start at 9 p.m., when FSU faculty, students and astronomy club members will be on hand helping amateur stargazers explore the friendly skies.

“Most people at the Star Party will see things they’ve never seen before with the unaided eye,” said Dr. Jason Speights, associate director of the FSU Planetarium and MLC. “It opens up the universe for them seeing things that are out there and drives home that the universe is a big place.”

The secluded site is perfect ...

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