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  • Allegany Arts Council Announces New Exhibits | The Appalachian Independent
    air realistic impressionism to mixed media compilations exploring time place and memory Kurt Bonello who holds a MFA in sculpture uses iron steel stone and found objects to give life to creations which express his perceptions of today s psychological and social phenomena Both artists have used elements of one particular old walnut tree which grew on the farm they both call ed home in the exhibition Showing concurrently in the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery is a separate exhibition called The Piedmont Project It is comprised of paintings by Linda Humbertson and poetry by Jonathan Treece both of Cumberland MD This exhibition documents through artistic expression the impact of their respective visits to Piedmont WV a formerly thriving Appalachian town Both sets of artists and their oeuvres will be celebrated at a Reception on March 5th from 6 00 8 00pm It is free and open to the public The shows will run from Friday February 26 through Saturday March 19 Galleries are open from 11 00am 5 00pm Tuesday through Saturday and are located at 9 N Centre St Cumberland MD The building is accessible to persons with disabilities Please register or login to add your comments to this

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  • Allegany Arts Council Announces New Exhibits
    which express his perceptions of today s psychological and social phenomena Both artists have used elements of one particular old walnut tree which grew on the farm they both call ed home in the exhibition Showing concurrently in the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery is a separate exhibition called The Piedmont Project It is comprised of paintings by Linda Humbertson and poetry by Jonathan Treece both of Cumberland MD This exhibition

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  • MCTA to Host Reception and Exhibit "Meet Home Ground"
    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 Traditional Arts

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  • String Quartet Well-Strung Fuses Classical and Pop Music in On the EDGE Series at FSU | The Appalachian Independent
    University Center s Alice R Manicur Assembly Hall A New York City based all male quartet Well Strung derives its unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today In its review the New York Times said the group brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven On the EDGE is FSU s exciting new underground club series Performances feature informal table seating comfortable couch and armchair seating and snack and beverage options After each performance patrons are encouraged to mingle as the venue transitions into the relaxed social environment of The After Room On the EDGE tickets are 15 To order call 1 866 849 9237 or 301 687 3137 or visit http ces frostburg edu CES is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council and is supported by a grant from MSAC an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations units of government colleges and universities for arts activities Situated in the mountains of Allegany County Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland FSU is a comprehensive residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland For more information visit www frostburg edu or facebook com frostburgstateuniversity Follow FSU on Twitter frostburgstate 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

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  • String Quartet Well-Strung Fuses Classical and Pop Music in On the EDGE Series at FSU
    Strung derives its unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today In its review the New York Times said the group brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven On the EDGE is FSU s exciting new underground club series Performances feature informal table seating comfortable couch and armchair seating and snack and beverage options After each performance patrons are encouraged to mingle as the venue transitions into the relaxed social environment of The After Room On the EDGE tickets are 15 To order call 1 866 849 9237 or 301 687 3137 or visit http ces frostburg edu CES is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council and is supported by a grant from MSAC an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations units of government colleges and universities for arts activities Situated in the mountains of Allegany County Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland FSU

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  • What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland | The Appalachian Independent
    available 301 268 5971 Tonya s has a great inventory and no low price gimmick to get you in the door Love to go antiquing and thrifting Want to discover a handmade treasure Downtown Cumberland has some great shops including Mountainside Creative Fort Cumberland Emporium Baltimore Street Collectibles Barkin Basement Thrift Shop Fitzy s Nifty Nook GiGi s Attic Saturdays only Queen City Flea Market Windsor Castle Flea Market Sundays only Country Accents on Greene all filled with antiques collectibles handmade items Stop in and discover it for yourself GREAT GIFT IDEA DCBA Downtown Cumberland Gift Certificates are available at The Book Center and may be used at any DCBA member s business You may find out who is a DCBA member online at www visitcumberland org WINING DINING HOSPITALITY Fairfield Inn Suites By Marriott Cumberland Want a sneak peek of our upcoming renovations Come check out our BRAND NEW 4th floor For a tour please contact Katie Wilhelm at 301 876 6037 or This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it All you Can Eat Sundays for just 10 50 at MEZZOS Get all of the Wings Boneless Black Angus Sliders Brew City Fries and Cheese Nachos from Noon until Midnight Watch your favorite Sport on one of our 11 HDTVs Ristorante Ottaviani has new hours They are now open 7 days a week The new hours are Monday thru Saturday 5 10pm and Sunday 4 8pm Saturday mornings it s Bloody Mary Brunch at City Lights Every Saturday from 11 am 2 pm enjoy Cumberland s original make your own Bloody Mary bar and City Light s Saturday brunch featuring 5 6 seasonal specials that change weekly City Lights American Grill Bar is located at 59 Baltimore Street 301 722 9800 Working Women s Wednesday at Mezzo s The Place to Meet in Downtown Cumberland Broadcasting live from 6 8 with food and drink specials music games and a ton of giveaways with Amy Ryan from 6 pm 8 pm Think you re smarter than the average bear Mezzos has Trivia Nights featuring Randy Means every Thursday night starting at 7 30PM Bring your smartest or most fun friends and see just how good you are Mezzos is scheduling Spirit Nights for any organizations wanting to hold a profitable fundraiser Call Angel at Mezzos at 301 777 7750 for details City Lights Beer Burger Thursdays Every Thursday from 5 00 to close we will be offering a Gourmet Burger with Fries and a Pint of Beer for 10 95 City Lights Wine Cheese Wednesdays Enjoy Three Cheese Board and 2 glasses of house wine for 15 or order any one of their Cheese Boards and get 25 off any bottle of wine To see City Lights full menu visit www citylightsamericangrill com LITERARY Story Time at the Washington Street Library s Children s Room Tuesdays from 10 11 am for children ages 3 5 We will be reading stories doing crafts and singing songs Toddler Time at the Washington Street Library Tuesdays from 11 30 am 12 30 pm for children 18 36 months We will make crafts read books and sing some songs together For more information contact Miss Stacy Children s Librarian at 301 777 1200 All children from birth to their 5th birthday are eligible for the Imagination Library of Allegany County The only requirement the child must live in Allegany County This program mails one age appropriate book each month to children at no cost to the family For more information and or a registration form or information about sponsoring a child please call the United Way office 301 722 2700 MUSEUMS WMSR The Allegany Museum will be closed for several months from January 1 until April 2016 for some exciting renovations The grand old Federal Public Safety Building now the location of the Allegany Museum was built as the United States Courthouse and Post Office in Cumberland in 1904 in the Federal neo classic style and featured marble floors and a grand atrium on the first floor These beautiful features will be uncovered and restored during renovation work that will start early in the new year The first floor will have exhibition areas for previously unseen collections of artifacts from Allegany County history The existing exhibits on the second floor will also be revamped We are excited about the great development for the Museum and for Allegany County The Mountain Maryland Hall of Fame has chosen Cumberland s Joe Maphis as its very first inductee Maphis was one of the flashiest country guitarists of the 1950s and 60s and was known as The King of the Strings He and his wife Rose Lee became known as Mr and Mrs Country Music Joe moved to Cumberland in 1926 at age 5 when his father landed a job with the B O Railroad Joe s first band was the Maryland Rail Splitters He also played in the local Cumberland Foggy Mountain Boys The induction program for Joe Maphis will take place at the Allegany Museum Saturday evening May 21 The Museum will mount a special Joe Mathis exhibit The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Museum is open to the public every Friday from noon 6 pm On display are actual weapons and replica weapons photographs equipment souvenirs rations uniforms and other memorabilia provided by Vietnam veterans or their families or friends A video is available for the public to watch The museum is open each Friday there is no admission fee and groups may tour the museum at other times by appointment by calling 301 777 7001 ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC THEATRE ETC Beginning Friday February 19 the Allegany Arts Council of Cumberland MD hosts a group dance lesson and social dance opportunity for all ages In cooperation with Patricia Golden owner of Industrial Ballroom the Third Friday dance sessions offer the chance to learn a new dance step and then practice it with others in the lovely

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  • What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland
    on all wedding gowns 99 300 Beautiful prom dresses from 50 299 Plus Tuxedo rentals are 110 including sales tax complete out the door ready with shoes and cuff links included Layaway is available 301 268 5971 Tonya s has a great inventory and no low price gimmick to get you in the door Love to go antiquing and thrifting Want to discover a handmade treasure Downtown Cumberland has some great shops including Mountainside Creative Fort Cumberland Emporium Baltimore Street Collectibles Barkin Basement Thrift Shop Fitzy s Nifty Nook GiGi s Attic Saturdays only Queen City Flea Market Windsor Castle Flea Market Sundays only Country Accents on Greene all filled with antiques collectibles handmade items Stop in and discover it for yourself GREAT GIFT IDEA DCBA Downtown Cumberland Gift Certificates are available at The Book Center and may be used at any DCBA member s business You may find out who is a DCBA member online at www visitcumberland org WINING DINING HOSPITALITY Fairfield Inn Suites By Marriott Cumberland Want a sneak peek of our upcoming renovations Come check out our BRAND NEW 4th floor For a tour please contact Katie Wilhelm at 301 876 6037 or This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it All you Can Eat Sundays for just 10 50 at MEZZOS Get all of the Wings Boneless Black Angus Sliders Brew City Fries and Cheese Nachos from Noon until Midnight Watch your favorite Sport on one of our 11 HDTVs Ristorante Ottaviani has new hours They are now open 7 days a week The new hours are Monday thru Saturday 5 10pm and Sunday 4 8pm Saturday mornings it s Bloody Mary Brunch at City Lights Every Saturday from 11 am 2 pm enjoy Cumberland s original make your own Bloody Mary bar and City Light s Saturday brunch featuring 5 6 seasonal specials that change weekly City Lights American Grill Bar is located at 59 Baltimore Street 301 722 9800 Working Women s Wednesday at Mezzo s The Place to Meet in Downtown Cumberland Broadcasting live from 6 8 with food and drink specials music games and a ton of giveaways with Amy Ryan from 6 pm 8 pm Think you re smarter than the average bear Mezzos has Trivia Nights featuring Randy Means every Thursday night starting at 7 30PM Bring your smartest or most fun friends and see just how good you are Mezzos is scheduling Spirit Nights for any organizations wanting to hold a profitable fundraiser Call Angel at Mezzos at 301 777 7750 for details City Lights Beer Burger Thursdays Every Thursday from 5 00 to close we will be offering a Gourmet Burger with Fries and a Pint of Beer for 10 95 City Lights Wine Cheese Wednesdays Enjoy Three Cheese Board and 2 glasses of house wine for 15 or order any one of their Cheese Boards and get 25 off any bottle of wine To see City Lights full menu visit www citylightsamericangrill com LITERARY Story Time at the Washington Street Library s Children s Room Tuesdays from 10 11 am for children ages 3 5 We will be reading stories doing crafts and singing songs Toddler Time at the Washington Street Library Tuesdays from 11 30 am 12 30 pm for children 18 36 months We will make crafts read books and sing some songs together For more information contact Miss Stacy Children s Librarian at 301 777 1200 All children from birth to their 5th birthday are eligible for the Imagination Library of Allegany County The only requirement the child must live in Allegany County This program mails one age appropriate book each month to children at no cost to the family For more information and or a registration form or information about sponsoring a child please call the United Way office 301 722 2700 MUSEUMS WMSR The Allegany Museum will be closed for several months from January 1 until April 2016 for some exciting renovations The grand old Federal Public Safety Building now the location of the Allegany Museum was built as the United States Courthouse and Post Office in Cumberland in 1904 in the Federal neo classic style and featured marble floors and a grand atrium on the first floor These beautiful features will be uncovered and restored during renovation work that will start early in the new year The first floor will have exhibition areas for previously unseen collections of artifacts from Allegany County history The existing exhibits on the second floor will also be revamped We are excited about the great development for the Museum and for Allegany County The Mountain Maryland Hall of Fame has chosen Cumberland s Joe Maphis as its very first inductee Maphis was one of the flashiest country guitarists of the 1950s and 60s and was known as The King of the Strings He and his wife Rose Lee became known as Mr and Mrs Country Music Joe moved to Cumberland in 1926 at age 5 when his father landed a job with the B O Railroad Joe s first band was the Maryland Rail Splitters He also played in the local Cumberland Foggy Mountain Boys The induction program for Joe Maphis will take place at the Allegany Museum Saturday evening May 21 The Museum will mount a special Joe Mathis exhibit The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Museum is open to the public every Friday from noon 6 pm On display are actual weapons and replica weapons photographs equipment souvenirs rations uniforms and other memorabilia provided by Vietnam veterans or their families or friends A video is available for the public to watch The museum is open each Friday there is no admission fee and groups may tour the museum at other times by appointment by calling 301 777 7001 ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC THEATRE ETC Beginning Friday February 19 the Allegany Arts Council of Cumberland MD hosts a group dance lesson and social dance opportunity for all

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  • Congress to Campus Event Promotes Civic Engagement
    and responsibility address the U S presidential campaign and urge voter involvement in political decision making Moderating the forum will be Dr Kurt Hoffman ACM interim senior vice president of instructional and student affairs and Lenny Vega president of ACM s Peace Studies Club The student club is sponsoring the program with ACM s Student Government Association Service Learning and Civic Engagement Volunteer Center and its Democracy Commitment part of a national effort to promote involvement in the democratic process by community college students In conjunction prospective Maryland voters will have an opportunity to register in advance of the state s April 26 primary election Voter registration will take place from 10 a m to noon in the College Center Frostburg State University is a co sponsor of the local Congress to Campus event through coordination with the Office of Civic Engagement and Student Government Association A student group from FSU will attend the mid day forum The U S Association of Former Members of Congress which has the goal of promoting public service and strengthening representative democracy draws on the insights and unique expertise of its membership to present public service initiatives in the U S and abroad The

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