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Remembering Brownsville

Remembering Brownsville

Black History Month is recognized across the U.S., Europe, and Canada as a month to pay tribute to people of African descent who struggled with adversity and honor their contributions to history. But what about Black History right here in Frostburg?   Frostburg’s Black History, like much of the U.S., starts with slavery. Slavery in… Read More »
Frostburg Loves You: A weekend of Love & Promotions

Frostburg Loves You: A weekend of Love & Promotions

Tis’ the season of love! Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation by getting the perfect gift for the ones you love, including yourself. For years dating back to beyond the 17th century, people across Europe celebrated Valentine’s Day by writing love letters, committing doting deeds, and giving recognition to cupid for being… Read More »
Meet our new Intern - Stephanie Ray

Meet our new Intern – Stephanie Ray

Hello! My name is Stephanie Ray, and I am a graduating senior (May 2019) at Frostburg State University. I will be receiving my degree in Mass Communications with a focus in event planning. I also have two minors in African American studies and Theater. I’ve always been a very organized person and am always coming up with… Read More »
Meet our new Intern- Melai Boozer

Meet our new Intern- Melai Boozer

          Hello! My name is Melai Boozer and I am a Junior at Frostburg State University. I am studying Mass Communication as my major, with two minors in Business Marketing and International Studies. When I am not dedicating my time to my school work or extracurricular activities, I like to either… Read More »
A FrostburgFirst Spotlight Blog: Edward Jones - Invested in Main Street

A FrostburgFirst Spotlight Blog: Edward Jones – Invested in Main Street

There is so much more to our Frostburg than the amazing retail and restaurant establishments we go to every day. There is infrastructure and businesses we only consult a few times a year but nevertheless are integral to Main Street, like Edward Jones. According to Frostburg Financial Advisor Douglas Kramer, Edward Jones primarily “partners with… Read More »
A FrostburgFirst Spotlight Blog: Dante's. Bar. Art. Music.

A FrostburgFirst Spotlight Blog: Dante’s. Bar. Art. Music.

If you are looking to plan a night out in Frostburg and need a variety of craft beer and speciality cocktails, unique food, and energy-filled music, but still want that small town vibe – Look no further than Dante’s. The bar, named for a previous owner’s river dog, takes up four storefronts at 16 West… Read More »
FrostburgFirst Welcomes the New Year!

FrostburgFirst Welcomes the New Year!

It’s a new year, and I’m excited to share what FrostburgFirst has been working on, and what our current and developing plans are for 2019! November was a great month for shopping small in downtown Frostburg! As part of the promotion of Small Business Saturday on November 24, FrostburgFirst implemented a month-long campaign featuring participating… Read More »
Spotlight Blog: Spectrum Design Services

Spotlight Blog: Spectrum Design Services

When visiting Andrea De Palatis’s store, you walk into a textured and colorful world filled with details and you can’t decide which one to point out first. You are surrounded by a selection of glittering decorations and stylish furniture pieces with bold accents. The store is, in her words, “a response to everything becoming less… Read More »
Shop Frostburg for the Holidays!

Shop Frostburg for the Holidays!

The Holiday season is right around the corner! The streets are decorated, holiday music is in the air, and you are still looking for that perfect holiday gift… Let’s see, it needs to be unique, affordable, and something you couldn’t get anywhere else. A perfect compliment to your loved one. And you can find it in… Read More »
Meet Our New Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Dana Bridges

Meet Our New Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Dana Bridges

Meet Our New Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Dana Bridges My name is Dana Bridges and I am overjoyed to have this opportunity get to work with FrostburgFirst! I am 27 year old Frostburg native, and have been involved in the local arts community and area events for over a decade. I am extremely excited to… Read More »
Thirty Years on Main Street: Main Street Books Anniversary Blogpost

Thirty Years on Main Street: Main Street Books Anniversary Blogpost

Thirty Years on Main Street On November 22nd, a staple Frostburg downtown business is celebrating the start of their 30th anniversary year! They sell comics, biographies, children’s stories, puzzles, classic fictions… Any guesses? It’s Main Street Books! MSB has been a part of Frostburg life since 1989 when Fred Powell moved to Frostburg with plans… Read More »
Why You Should Shop Small!

Why You Should Shop Small!

Why You Should Shop Small! Small Business Saturday is right around the corner! November 24th is an all-day event in Downtown Frostburg to come out and shop small! Shopping small is an awesome way to help out the local Frostburg community, not only by being a patron of local businesses but by supporting the local… Read More »
How to Shop Small Business Saturday like a Pro!

How to Shop Small Business Saturday like a Pro!

How to Shop Small Business Saturday like a Pro! Let’s face it – finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be overwhelming! While it may be tempting to avoid the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush altogether and make your purchases online instead, there are plenty of reasons to hit the streets of Frostburg on… Read More »
Spotlight Blog: Frostburg State University

Spotlight Blog: Frostburg State University

Welcome Home: A Spotlight Blog on Frostburg State University Homecoming Homecoming is a weekend full of fun events and activities for current students, Frostburg alumni, and community members to come together and celebrate Frostburg State University. From the football game, the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, the pep rally, to the Retired Employee Luncheon, there… Read More »
Business Spotlight: Yellow K Record Store

Business Spotlight: Yellow K Record Store

Record Relocation: A FrostburgFirst Business Spotlight on Yellow K’s Grand Reopening! This weekend on Saturday the 20th, Yellow K Records will be celebrating their grand re-opening in their new location on 39 South Broadway! In honor of their re-opening, I spoke with owner Josh Grapes to learn more about the record store. Josh has always been… Read More »
Spotlight Blog: Allegany College of Maryland

Spotlight Blog: Allegany College of Maryland

Bridging the Gap: Between the Campus and the Community          Allegany College of Maryland has always been a school that has worked to serve the community since its first days on Frederick Street in Cumberland in 1961. It’s a school that serves the local tri-state area in many ways, through programs and… Read More »
Western Maryland Scenic #1309 Reaches Milestone In Restoration!

Western Maryland Scenic #1309 Reaches Milestone In Restoration!

Immediate Release from: Diversified Rail Services & Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 10/8/2018 If you heard the sweet sounds of a steam whistle echoing across the hills in Cumberland, Maryland last Wednesday, it wasn’t a dream.   It was the deep melodious voice of Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s newest steam locomotive coming to life across the Potomac… Read More »
FrostburgFirst welcomes Wholesome Harvest Co-op to downtown Frostburg!

FrostburgFirst welcomes Wholesome Harvest Co-op to downtown Frostburg!

Wholesome Harvest Co-op Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Frostburg, MD— The City of Frostburg and FrostburgFirst welcomes Wholesome Harvest Co-op to downtown Frostburg! Wholesome Harvest Co-op, 30 W. Main Street, held their Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, September 19, 2018. Wholesome Harvest Co-op is the first consumer cooperative incorporated in Western Maryland. The Co-op’s mission… Read More »
Business Spotlight--Lorenzo's Bakery

Business Spotlight–Lorenzo’s Bakery

Lorenzo’s Bakery, located on 10 S. Broadway, has been a staple of Frostburg life since October of 1985. From cookies and birthday cakes to fresh-made donuts, Lorenzo’s Bakery is the one stop for all things sweet. Lorenzo Seminerio first started baking at the age of ten in Italy. He worked in bakeries near his home,… Read More »