Welcome back FSU! It’s time for another semester and still, the beginning of a brand new year! 2021 is well under way and the time has come for you to return to our small mountain town here in Western Maryland! Wherever you are returning from, we want to welcome you back into our community and ensure that you are aware that Downtown Frostburg is here to help fulfill your needs this Spring semester! Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much alive around the world, and Frostburg is no exception; we want you to feel rest assured that your college town is safely prepared to serve you until May and beyond!

You’ve probably already shifted your focus to the semester and you hope to accomplish in 2021, and we are here to keep your year moving along smoothly! With the semester beginning, it might be easier for some of your New Year’s resolutions to start “falling on the back burner” or for you to become too busy for some responsibilities. Whatever you need, see how Downtown Frostburg may be able to help you just minutes away from campus. If you’ve been killing your diet at home, keep it up! Check out Wholesome Harvest Co-op for healthy, organic groceries and bulk foods and Mountain City Coffeehouse & Creamery for delicious, fresh breakfast and lunch meal options to-go! Here are some guides of how our awesome local businesses can help you with your New Years resolutions and how you can find what you need on Main Street and around town!

Don’t forget your mask wherever you venture in Downtown Frostburg. Several small businesses are selling masks that can protect you while making you comfortable and matching your own style! Ladybug Boutique, Mountain City Traditional Arts, and Madison Paige Boutique are all selling fabric masks with an array of different designs,so check them all out during your next trip to Downtown! Just as a reminder, these are times when you should wear a mask:

  • Picking up food, receiving delivery, or when you’re not at your table while dining out safely
  • Using public transportation
  • Shopping at retail, grocery, and specialty stores (any indoor businesses)
  • Being outdoors when social distancing is not possible

Also, we would like to notify students and remind the local community that there is a COVID Testing Site now serving Marylanders at the Allegany County Fairgrounds! Mondays from 2 PM to 7 PM and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 AM to 2 PM, any Maryland resident can receive a test requiring NO appointments, Doctor’s orders, or out-of-pocket costs! Students, this is a great way to acquire a test for school, work, sports, extracurriculars, or if you are showing symptoms!

Whatever stage of your college education journey that you are entering, we wish you luck and hope for your success! As we already mentioned, we welcome you back into our community with open arms as you start another huge challenge along your climb to the rest of your life! Keep checking our socials and our website for more updates on how you can take advantage of what our small town has to offer and on how to continue to shop and dine local safely during the COVID-19 pandemic!