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  • MCTA to Host Reception and Exhibit "Meet Home Ground" | The Appalachian Independent
    more about the program offerings and experiences that Home Ground supports Home Ground is an Allegany County based organization committed to bringing people together to enjoy the outdoors and to appreciate the vital role of nature in peoples lives and communities It also seeks to inspire citizens to support sustainable use and conservation of land and water resources Students involved in this project are participants in the Appalachian Teaching Project which engages students and regional citizens in posing answers to the question How can we build a sustainable future for Appalachian communities The project teaches students and communities about the work of the Appalachian Regional Commission ARC its state and local partners and the goals of ARC s strategic plan The Appalachian Teaching Project is a collaboration between ARC and the Consortium of Appalachian Centers composed of 15 colleges universities and community colleges from the Appalachian region dedicated to working more closely together in service to the Appalachian region to improve the quality of life for its residents Caption info Folklore in Appalachia students pose with Champ Zumbrun the former forest manager of Green Ridge State Forest From left are Tiffany Chandler Ashley Andercyk Zumbrun and Adam Brant Mountain City

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  • MCTA to Present Irish Traditional Music Trio Truckley Howl | The Appalachian Independent
    is open to the public a 15 donation is suggested Blending the rich sounds of fiddle flute concertina and guitar these three masters of their instruments play lively melodies taken from the deep well of traditional music of Ireland Blake is a traditional Irish flute player guitarist and pianist A former member of the traditional group Teada he has performed and recorded with Irish musicians John Carty Paddy Glackin Noel Hill Liam O Flynn Jesse Smith Harry Bradley Colm Gannon The Kane Sisters and James Kelly Hurley is from Ballymote County Sligo and won the All Ireland Concertina Senior Championships at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2006 She has been playing since she was 4 years old Gourley is one of America s most highly regarded young players of traditional Irish music He started playing music at age 5 While living in Minnesota he collaborated with renowned musician Paddy O Brien of Chulrua Gourley plays at concerts ceilis sessions and festivals in Boston and throughout the U S and Ireland Dedicated to the education sales documentation and perpetuation of traditional arts in the mountain region MCTA is a program of FSU with support from the Allegany Arts Council FrostburgFirst A Main Street Community the FSU Foundation and the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council For more information call Mountain City Traditional Arts at 301 687 8040 To watch The Truckley Howl in action click on link Truckley Howl 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 Please register or login to add your comments to this article Web appindie org AppIndie s Mountain Traditions

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  • MCTA to Present Irish Traditional Music Trio Truckley Howl | The Appalachian Independent
    rich sounds of fiddle flute concertina and guitar these three masters of their instruments play lively melodies taken from the deep well of traditional music of Ireland Blake is a traditional Irish flute player guitarist and pianist A former member of the traditional group Teada he has performed and recorded with Irish musicians John Carty Paddy Glackin Noel Hill Liam O Flynn Jesse Smith Harry Bradley Colm Gannon The Kane Sisters and James Kelly Hurley is from Ballymote County Sligo and won the All Ireland Concertina Senior Championships at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2006 She has been playing since she was 4 years old Gourley is one of America s most highly regarded young players of traditional Irish music He started playing music at age 5 While living in Minnesota he collaborated with renowned musician Paddy O Brien of Chulrua Gourley plays at concerts ceilis sessions and festivals in Boston and throughout the U S and Ireland Dedicated to the education sales documentation and perpetuation of traditional arts in the mountain region MCTA is a program of FSU with support from the Allegany Arts Council FrostburgFirst A Main Street Community the FSU Foundation and the Maryland Traditions Program

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  • The Appalachian Independent | The Appalachian Independent
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  • Tavern at 508 Park Street- Historic Properties of Rolling Mill | The Appalachian Independent
    gable dates from at least 1887 Simplified brackets and an elliptical gable window still accent the five bays wide and five bays deep building The northern half of the building 506 Park was the residence of Michael J Malamphy 1862 1934 and his wife Wilhelmina The southern half of the structure 508 Park housed the saloon and still retains its original first floor commercial bracketed cornice above the saloon door During the 1920s the upper floors of the saloon also served as a boarding house This building along with the Kingsley Methodist Church around the corner on Williams Street are two of the earliest structures constructed in this portion of the Rolling Mill neighborhood and are reminders of the Cumberland s grand railroad era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries Michael J Malamphy also owned the buildings immediately behind his Park Street residence and saloon at 216 222 Williams Street Here he operated the Malamphy Bottling Works beginning around 1890 One of the buildings contained an ice house and another contained the electric bottling and capping equipment In 1922 there were five bottlers of soft drinks in Cumberland including L T Carpenter and Son the Coca Cola Bottling Company the Malamphy Bottling Works the Whistle Bottling Company and Ver Vac Bottling Company Malamphy ran the bottling works until his death in 1934 Around 1950 the buildings 216 222 Williams Street were replaced with a more modern bottling works factory built of brick concrete and steel beams A bottling works company continued to operate from this location until the 1970s Today the bottling works building houses Miller s Ironhouse Gym Meanwhile Malamphy Bottling Works bottles may be found for sale in local antique shops FUTURE PLANS Unfortunately the demolition plans for this neighborhood appear to extend to this historic

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  • Historic Properties of Rolling Mill | The Appalachian Independent
    Centre Street Methodist Church selected the site In 1882 a lot was purchased on Williams Street The cornerstone was laid in 1883 The church was finished and dedicated June 22 1884 The historic brick chapel at 248 Williams Street with its shingle tower is Italianate in style It had two subsequent additions to the west an early 20th century Italianate addition in the middle and a c 1972 modern addition west of that The church building is historically significant as the site of neighborhood activities for well over a century Kingsley Methodist Church was established within the Rolling Mill neighborhood to meet the religious needs of the growing railroad industry after the establishment of the rolling mill Kingsley Methodist Church even had a great influence on the Methodist Churches of LaVale Until the late 1940s and early 1950s the area which now comprises the community of LaVale was divided into two sections Narrows Park and LaVale Both areas were served by the Park Place Methodist Church which was an outstation of the Kingsley Methodist Church in Cumberland Today 132 years after its completion the building still serves as an active church the Friendship Haven Church To read more about the history of this church building and other historic Rolling Mills buildings please see the Rolling Mills Maryland Avenue Inventory Form for State Historic Sites Survey prepared by the Maryland Historical Trust MHT our state historic preservation office http msa maryland gov megafile msa stagsere se1 se5 000001 000001 000530 pdf msa se5 530 pdf Jonathan Sager a Preservation Officer with the MHT has said that if a large development project occurred within the Rolling Mills area MHT would ask that the responsible agency either formally evaluate the district or to assume that it is eligible for listing on the National

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  • Spruce Forest Restoration in the Central Appalachians | The Appalachian Independent
    restoring historic red spruce northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia It is comprised of private state federal and non governmental organizations which recognize the importance of this ecosystem for its ecological aesthetic recreational economic and cultural values Dave Saville grew up in Western New York in a horticultural agricultural family He attended West Virginia University earning a BS in Resource Economics and MS in Forestry He has been active with the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy for many years serving in various administrative programmatic and project level capacities He helped found the Morgantown Farmers Market and the West Virginia Land Trust He worked for nearly a decade on a successful legislative campaign leading to the passage of the Wild Monongahela Act signed by President Obama in 2009 it protected nearly 40 000 acres of Wilderness on the Monongahela National Forest Dave has also spent considerable time in academia formerly at the West Virginia Water Research Institute at WVU and currently in the Biology Department at Wheeling Jesuit University where he is working on a water quality study of the Upper Ohio River A plantsman and amateur botanist Dave sold cut flowers at the Farmers Market for many years He enjoys collecting seeds from native plants to be grown and used for restoration purposes He helped organize and works to facilitate the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative Directions From I 68 take exit 33 Braddock Rd Midlothian Rd exit Follow Braddock Road approximately 1 3 miles to stop sign Turn left onto Park Avenue Drive a short distance and turn left following signs for the Compton Parking Lot The Maryland Native Plant Society promotes awareness appreciation and conservation of Maryland s native plants and their habitats working to preserve Maryland s natural heritage through

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