Guardian of the Artifacts Pull Up a Chair!

by Lori Eggleston. 0 Comments

If you’ve ever been camping, you know that it’s helpful to bring along a camp chair.  Surgeons in the Civil War discovered the same thing!     Let’s find out a little more about the owner of this chair.  Sheffield Wells Greene was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, in 1814.  He attended Geneva Medical College in 1845 which made him a bit older than most medical students.  He began practicing medicine after his graduation in 1846.  On December 26, 1863, he enlisted ... read more

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Bucket Of Rock Tidbits: It’s Festival Season!

by Cassandra Mullinix. 0 Comments

Tidbits: It’s Festival Season! The music industry wastes no time every year kicking off festival season just as soon as most of the country begins emerging from the cold dark depth of winter. For me, it starts in March with SXSW in Austin, TX and wraps up in late October with CMJ in New York City. Every month in between, music writers and fans alike are barraged with lineups and raving post-show reviews about all these crazy, zany performances at festivals we didn’t even have a glimmer ... read more

Frederick Art Works Power to the PEEPle

by Karen Peacock. 0 Comments

If you're looking for an Easter-related field trip, you can't go wrong with a visit to Westminster. The Carroll Arts Center is presenting its 7th annual PEEPshow through April 21. You will see everything from shoe box dioramas to a  monumental high-heeled shoe. The show is free, but tokens can be purchased that will allow you to vote for your favorites among the 200 or so entries. I'm partial to works that rely primarily on Peeps, without the use of a lot of other materials. The homage ... read more

High Note Love and a Fast Talking Salesman

by C. I. Roman. 0 Comments

The Elixir of Love is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti with a libretto in Italian by Felice Romani. You’ll love this romantic comedy, with its fun cast of characters and gorgeous music. Nemorino (Stephen Costello) a simple peasant, falls hopelessly in love with Adina (Ailyn Perez a last minute substitute for Ekaterina Siurina), a beautiful, feisty and fickle landowner who also happens to be the most eligible bachelorette in town. Nemorino is sweet but completely broke and lacking ... read more

Pop Goes the Culture Trollin’ on Netflix: “The Legend of Hell House”

by Michael Hunley. 0 Comments

For my second entry of the highly acclaimed (read: my mom thought it was funny) new series "Trollin' on Netflix," where I share all the awful horror movies I've watched on Netflix Instant, I take a look at the 1973 classic starring everyone's favorite chimpanzee archaeologist ... "THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE" Welcome to Hell House. Come for the paranormal activity, stay for its exemplary school district. I had such high hopes for this movie. How could I NOT love a movie that starred Roddy ... read more

Frederick Art Works Mix It Up

by Karen Peacock. 0 Comments

  The Women's Center Art Gallery presents a mixed media exhibit. The show runs from April 28th to September 5th. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m .to 5 p.m. All are welcome to the reception on May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: www.fmh.org and click on crestwood location. 240-215-1460 ... read more

Eye on Social Media How to Schedule Your Social Postings at All the Best Times

by Adrienne Erin. 0 Comments

If you’re like most social marketers, you spend a lot of time and energy planning your social media posts.  This means you want to make sure they get the proper amount of “air time,” and hopefully end up sticking like glue. In order to achieve your goals, though, it’s imperative that you schedule all your social postings at prime times. The problem, of course, is there is no specific “best time” to schedule posts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc. There may be timeframes, ... read more

Driving I-270 What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

by Virgil Soule. 0 Comments

I knew by age seven that I wanted to be a pilot and do things with airplanes. That ambition was solidified at age sixteen in high school American Literature when we had a segment on career choices. The teacher handed out pamphlets describing different careers. I found one titled, Aeronautical Engineering, read it, and never looked back. After a satisfying forty-year career in the engineering field, I can say I made the right choice. Years later, after retirement, I found a job working the evening ... read more

Internet Culture and Memes Hail Hydra! A Meme from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

by Hannah Rudow. 0 Comments

The movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier includes a terrorist organization from the Marvel universe called Hydra. During the movie one of the characters whispers the catchphrase "Hail Hydra" to another Hydra member in a serious but notably awkward manner. It reminded me of the way that Voldemort hugged Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out on April 4th and on the 6th the first images captioned with "Hail Hydra" began to ... read more

Probably Poetry Enjoy the Ride

by Landon Yost. 0 Comments

I used to walk tight ropes, thinkin' I never needed a safety net. But in the back of my mind, I had hoped that you were there, and yet You were, when you could be. You never wanted to hurt me, Even though it put you through hell. Catching me when I fell. But you broke my fall too many times, I screwed up and crossed the line. Granted, I took you away from your normal life. We are a bunch of fun, the circus type. I guess when it's all said and done, It's not about who lost or won, Just ... read more