FrostburgFirst wishes you a Happy New Year and hopes that you are staying warm during these chilly days, finding comfort in your home and time to spend doing the things that make you happy, and probably….simply hoping that 2021 is a little more calmer and “normal” than 2020! Last year, we celebrated women in March, had a little more time to spend here at home in our Mountain Maryland town starting in the Spring, honored the former Brownsville community following racial struggles in the Summer, developed a “Shop Small Season” to dedicate the Holiday season to small business while avoiding promoting a dense, busy Small Business Saturday, and found more ways than ever to vitalize our beautiful town. Whatever it was, we thank you for your support throughout a year more confusing and challenging than ever!

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic hovering over our heads and following us into the New Year, and things always changing so rapidly and unpredictably, 2021 is a fresh start! In this year, and with every New Year, the days continue to tick on as usual, but things feel a little different, right? For example, another semester lies in the very near future for students and teachers, taking students one step closer to graduation just days or weeks after the start of the year! The calendar resets back to the beginning, bringing another set of “firsts” in a New Year. When it comes to the workforce, a new set of challenges lie ahead, longer work weeks become a thing of the past until next year or loom in front of seasonal employees, or tax season is just around the corner!

We know that at the end of one year and the beginning of another, it’s only tradition to come up with New Year’s resolutions: goals you want to reach, ideas you want to explore, or things in your life that you want to change! In deciding on which resolution or resolutions to make, it can be a tough choice, maybe being limited by finances, available time, lifestyle, or lack of ideas. However, we come with a resolution to help you with your resolutions! Luckily, our wonderful, small Mountain Maryland town has everything that you need to help kick your New Year’s resolution(s) into high gear right from the beginning! Long gone are the days of “last *insert sweet treat or bad habit* until I start my New Year’s resolution!” or giving up and pushing it back to next year, because Frostburg is right beside you this year to help you succeed! Here are your guides to finding what you need for your New Year’s resolution in Downtown Frostburg!: