Main Street Books to Host Book Signing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred Powell   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:52

lcc-cover-frontA book signing with Linda Sittig, author of Last Curtain Call, will be held at Main Street Books in downtown Frostburg on SaturdaySeptember 9from 1-3 pm.  

Sittig's novel is based on the actual 1894 western Allegany coal strike and chronicles a family's story of courage and determination, tragedy and enduring love.  Chapters are dedicated to individual miners of the George's Creek Valley, from Frostburg to Westernport.

Main Street Books is located at 2 E. Main St. .  For additional information call 301-689-5605 or e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Frostburg Seeks Volunteers for Historic District Commission PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laura McBride   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:47

The City of Frostburg is seeking volunteers to serve on the Historic District Commission.  Applicants must possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge or professional or academic training in such fields as history, architecture, architectural history, planning, archeology, anthropology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, or related disciplines.  The Historic District Commission holds regular public meetings on the second Monday of every month and determines the appropriateness of proposed projects within the Historic District based on the Secretary of the Interior Guidelines for Rehabilitation and the City of Frostburg Register of Historic Places Guidelines.

Anyone interested in serving on the City of Frostburg’s Historic District Commission should submit a resume and letter of interest to the Community Development Program Coordinator, Laura McBride, City of Frostburg, 59 E. Main St., P.O. Box 440, Frostburg, MD 21532.  For more information please call 301-689-6000, ext. 107.

 
MCTA to Kick Off First Celtic Music Series With Bua PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:45

BUAFrostburg State University’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will present its first Celtic Music Series this fall, starting Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m. with the powerful ensemble Bua. All three events in the series will take place at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Bua stands out among modern bands in the genre. An established group based in Chicago, Bua evokes the good times that are the core of Irish traditional music – precise, intense and straightforward. In their 2011 release, “Down the Green Fields,” the musicians explore the forgotten sounds from the heyday of Irish music in the City of Big Shoulders with a blend of enchantingly stark song arrangements and bold, pulsing dance tunes.

The other programs in the series will be folk singer Aoife Scott on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. and the trio Barrule on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, email MCTA at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 301-687-8040.

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, MCTA is a program of FSU, supported in part by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
Hot Glass Exhibition and Works of Neal Redmond in Allegany Arts Council's Galleries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Heidi Custer   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:02
adam waimonThe Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce two new art exhibitions on display through August. The Saville Gallery hosts a juried Hot Glass Exhibition and Competition. This show focuses on the medium of glass which manipulated by heat. The open call for entry brought responses from across the U.S. and several accepted artists hail from the tri-state area-- Elizabeth Braun, WV; John Fansmith PA; Nicolas Nies, Sherry Selevan, and Nikki O’Neill of MD. Others hail from Arizona to Rhode Island; Stephen Bruckner, NY; Karen Crosser Alge, Matthew Paskiet, Michael Scupholm, and Noel Welch, all from OH; David Graeve, TX; Jennifer Hecker, NY; Steven Ramsey, NE; Georgia Ryan, AZ; Nadine Saylor, IL; and Adam Waimon, RI. The juror for the exhibition is Nancy Weisser. An outstanding educator and entrepreneur as well as a distinguished artist, Nancy owns and operates the successful Weisser Glass Studio in Kensington, MD. Beautiful works of many different techniques including Flameworking, Fusing, Blown, Cast, Carved, and Enameled are featured.
 
The Schwab Gallery showcases works of painter Neal Redmond of Hancock, MD. Former Revolutionary War re-enactor and period costume fabricator, Neal Redmond has reinvented himself after suffering two strokes. Going back to his training at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the 1970s and to his love of color, he works mainly with oil paints; creating landscapes, flowers and abstracts.
 
The Reception for both of these exhibitions is on Saturday, August 19, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at 9 N. Centre St, downtown Cumberland, MD. The public is invited to attend.
 
Photo: Golden Acorns, by Adam Waimon
 
South Pacific to End Palace's Summer Movie Musical Series PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fred Powell   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:53

South PacificFrostburg's Palace Theatre will end its summer movie musical series with the screening of South Pacific on Monday, August 21.  Directed by Joshua Logan and featuring the music of Rogers and Hammerstein, the film was released in 1958 and has a running time of 157 minutes.  Often considered the greatest musical romance, the film is set on a South Pacific island during World War II where love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.  

Doors open at 7:00 pm with showtime at 7:30 pm.  The concession and bar begin serving at 7:00 pm.  The Palace is located at 31 E. Main St. in downtown Frostburg.  For additional information, call 301-689-5605 or refer to The Palace's website at frostburgpalace.org.

 
Frostburg Seeks Volunteers for Historic District Commission PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laura McBride   
Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:47

The City of Frostburg is seeking volunteers to serve on the Historic District Commission.  Applicants must possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge or professional or academic training in such fields as history, architecture, architectural history, planning, archeology, anthropology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, or related disciplines.  The Historic District Commission holds regular public meetings on the second Monday of every month and determines the appropriateness of proposed projects within the Historic District based on the Secretary of the Interior Guidelines for Rehabilitation and the City of Frostburg Register of Historic Places Guidelines.

Anyone interested in serving on the City of Frostburg’s Historic District Commission should submit a resume and letter of interest to the Community Development Program Coordinator, Laura McBride, City of Frostburg, 59 E. Main St., P.O. Box 440, Frostburg, MD 21532.  For more information please call 301-689-6000, ext. 107.

 
Major Environmental Groups Urge MDE to Investigate Full Risks of Pipeline PDF Print E-mail
Written by Denise Robbins   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:05

Alarmed with the Potential Detriment to the Environment, Coalition Calls for Assessment, Rejection of TransCanada’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project  

Baltimore, MD — On Tuesday August 8, a letter signed by 18 state and local environmental organizations was delivered to Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment. The signatories demand that MDE use its authority to conduct a thorough evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of TransCanada’s proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project pipeline. The letter suggests that once MDE diligently carries out its obligation to Marylanders to examine the full impacts, the agency will see no other option than to reject the proposed pipeline project. The letter asserts that MDE will find rejecting the project will be the only way to protect the health of Maryland’s waterways and communities.

 

This four-mile pipeline would bring fracked gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia, and would travel through Maryland, just west of Hancock. The proposed path of the pipeline crosses directly under the C&O Canal and the Potomac River, the primary drinking water source for more than 6 million people.

 

What: Letter to Secretary Ben Grumbles Regarding TransCanada’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project - FERC Docket No. CP-17-80-000

Who: Signatories of the letter include:

 

  1. AMP Creeks Council

  2. Chesapeake Climate Action Network

  3. Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility

  4. Clean Water Action

  5. Earthworks

  6. Food & Water Watch

  7. Howard County Climate Action

  8. Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)

  9. Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER® Association

  10. Maryland Conservation Council

  11. Maryland Environmental Health Network

  12. Maryland Sierra Club

  13. Nature Abounds

  14. Potomac Riverkeeper Network

  15. Savage River Watershed Association

  16. Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

  17. Waterkeepers Chesapeake

  18. We Are Cove Point

 

# # #

 

FULL LETTER ATTACHED. CONCLUSION BELOW:

 

We urge MDE not to rush through its review of this Project. Protection of Maryland’s streams, rivers, and wetlands is too important to place at risk. MDE must take the time needed to ensure it has all necessary information, review that information, give the public an opportunity to thoroughly review and comment on the information at a public hearing,

and then conduct a thorough and transparent analysis of the significant potential impacts of the Project on critical water crossings and all related upland and downstream activities.

 

Overwhelming scientific evidence, along with the recent § 401 certification denials for two proposed pipeline in New York State, confirm the inherent public health and environmental dangers with pipelines and associated infrastructure. This Project will likely have significant adverse impacts on water quality, aquatic habitat, and public health, especially

when considered together with the cumulative impacts of the proposed Mountaineer Gas pipeline in West Virginia. Yet Maryland will not gain any benefits from the pipeline’s construction and operation. If MDE cannot impose conditions adequate to minimize these impacts, it should consider denying the application. Given the recent concerns and

problems using HDD to construct pipelines in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and the unique geologic features present in this Project, we are gravely concerned that no set of conditions will be adequate. We firmly believe that, once MDE conducts its required § 401 certification analysis in the proper, comprehensive manner dictated by the Clean Water Act, it will ultimately conclude that certification for this Project is not warranted.

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide input to MDE on this project. Please contact Phillip Musegaas, Vice President of Programs and Litigation at Potomac Riverkeeper Network if you have any questions regarding this letter. He can be reached by phone at 202-888-4929 or or e-mail, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
BestComputerScienceDegrees.com Lists FSU’s Online Master’s in Computer Science Among Best in the Cou PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:55

BestComputerScienceDegrees.com, an online resource for individuals interested in computer science degrees, recently ranked Frostburg State University’s online Master’s in Applied Computer Science fifth among the top 30 best online master’s in computer science degree programs for 2017.

FSU offers the degree in person and online.

In its description of FSU’s online Master’s in Applied Computer Science, BestComputerScienceDegrees.com noted the program is designed to prepare students for careers in various fields of IT and network security. Several specialization options allow students to tailor their degree toward specific career goals or personal interests. Specializations include database, data mining, data warehousing or generalist. Online courses are taught by the same professors who teach on campus and include database management systems, networking and data communications, and web development and programming. Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Graduate tuition and fees are estimated at $8,702.

For its ranking, BestComputerScienceDegrees.com reviewed more than 70 accredited colleges and universities that offered online master’s in computer science or related degree programs like computer engineering or network technology. The original pool of schools was listed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES College Navigator). BestComputerScienceDegrees.com looked at university or program rankings with major publications like Forbes magazine or U.S. News and World Report and selected institutions that had received regional, national or program rankings. The company then listed the schools in order of affordability.

For more information about BestComputerScienceDegrees.com’s best online master’s in computer science degrees, visit www.bestcomputersciencedegrees.com/top/online-masters-computer-science.

For information about FSU’s MS in Applied Computer Science, call the Office of Graduate Services at 301-687-7053, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit www.frostburg.edu/grad.

 
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