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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | March 19, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. William Donald Schaefer revived plans yesterday to build a golf course and a 240-room hotel and convention center in the mountains of Western Maryland, apparently convinced that required private investment in the project is on the way.Governor Schaefer announced that he has sent the General Assembly revisions to his proposed capital budget for next year that include $7.2 million for the golf course portion of the project in Rocky Gap...
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Gambling started Wednesday afternoon at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort right after the state approved the opening of its fourth casino, one that Western Maryland leaders hope will lure not only gamblers but also their families to a region eager for more tourist dollars. "It's open and jamming," said Scott Just, the general manager of the resort near Cumberland. "There's a couple hundred people in there. They were pressing up against the ropes. " The $35 million casino, located in what was the lakeside golf resort's conference center, will be open around the clock.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
CUMBERLAND -- In a place where work has long been defined by heavy industries such as railroading, tire making and coal mining, hopes for economic salvation are now tied to iron -- the kind at the end of a golf club. AfterMountain eight miles east of here in Rocky Gap State Park.Forget that taxpayers will pay for most of the project's cost. Never mind that some legislators see it as little more than a pork barrel indulgence by one influential lawmaker. Or that the starting date has been postponed numerous times, and next spring's plans still could go awry.
TRAVEL
May 31, 2009
National Trails Day Where: : Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone When: : 9 a.m. June 6 What: : The American Hiking Society - based in Silver Spring - marks its 17th annual National Trails Day, celebrating nature's roadways. More than 1,500 events are planned across the country, including several throughout Maryland. For a list of events, go to americanhiking.org. An event at Rocky Gap State Park features a challenging five-mile round-trip hike of the Evitt's Mountain Homesite Trail. Join a naturalist at Rocky Gap State Park Nature Center to explore the trail, which climbs about 1,000 feet in elevation through the park's Wildland area.
TRAVEL
May 31, 2009
National Trails Day Where: : Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone When: : 9 a.m. June 6 What: : The American Hiking Society - based in Silver Spring - marks its 17th annual National Trails Day, celebrating nature's roadways. More than 1,500 events are planned across the country, including several throughout Maryland. For a list of events, go to americanhiking.org. An event at Rocky Gap State Park features a challenging five-mile round-trip hike of the Evitt's Mountain Homesite Trail. Join a naturalist at Rocky Gap State Park Nature Center to explore the trail, which climbs about 1,000 feet in elevation through the park's Wildland area.
NEWS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Staff Writer | July 31, 1992
CUMBERLAND -- Dan McMullen, a lifelong resident of Allegany County, grew up with a regional inferiority complex."You grew up in this community hearing your parents and grandparents say over and over again, 'We're the forgotten. This is the forgotten land,' " he says.That was before the Rocky Gap Country Bluegrass Festival.The three-day festival, which begins today at Rocky Gap State Park, is not the only reason the state's western counties are feeling frisky these days. But Rocky Gap, as the festival is called, more than any other event or happenstance, has drawn attention to this once-forgotten land.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 7, 1994
CUMBERLAND -- Some might come here expecting a country-music Woodstock -- hundreds of rowdy, beer-drinking fans camped around Lake Habeeb, enjoying the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus.But the Rocky Gap Music Festival -- now in its sixth year -- has become more than a hoedown in the hills.The four-day event that ends today -- while attracting about 45,000 people this year -- is as much an amiable family affair as it is a celebration of country music.Yes, they come to see big-name country singers like Merle Haggard, Wynonna Judd and Tammy Wynette on a stage set against a gorgeous backdrop of Western Maryland mountains and water.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2004
COMING UP Spend the weekend stomping on grapes at Fiore Winery's 15th annual wine festival. Thousands attend every year to sample wine, listen to live jazz, tour the vineyard, eat food from different vendors and, of course, soak up wine-making skills, said vintner Mike Fiore (pictured). The grape-stomping is a contest, and participants are judged on technique, style and originality. The vineyard doesn't provide any instruction for this task, so we recommend boning up with I Love Lucy reruns.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 22, 1994
CUMBERLAND -- From a distance, the Indian warrior and woman -- standing on a hill above Rocky Gap State Park -- appear so lifelike that motorists regularly stop along the highway for a closer look."
NEWS
By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Staff Writer | July 28, 1992
FLINTSTONE -- The start of the fourth annual First National Bank Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) could be called "A Voyage of the Damp."Steady downpours, drizzle with occasional drops and showers, plagued the 1,100 cyclists who began the 53.6-mile route about 8:30 yesterday morning. By the end of the first day's segment, only their wits remained dry.As Pat Bernstein, the tour's executive director, fired a cap pistol to start the race, cyclists were teased with the sun appearing faintly visible through clouds.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2004
COMING UP Spend the weekend stomping on grapes at Fiore Winery's 15th annual wine festival. Thousands attend every year to sample wine, listen to live jazz, tour the vineyard, eat food from different vendors and, of course, soak up wine-making skills, said vintner Mike Fiore (pictured). The grape-stomping is a contest, and participants are judged on technique, style and originality. The vineyard doesn't provide any instruction for this task, so we recommend boning up with I Love Lucy reruns.
NEWS
November 18, 1996
Military brass still just don't get itNov. 13 news story about Aberdeen Proving Ground attributed to battalion commander Lt. Col. Don Hogge the following quote:''I have my executive officers give a different talk to the guys, and we bring the females out because sometimes the language that is used is inappropriate for the women to hear. Sometimes the slang words that men have for women out on the streets are used, and we take the females out to avoid them having to hear that.''Excuse me? Did I really read that correctly?
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
CUMBERLAND -- In a place where work has long been defined by heavy industries such as railroading, tire making and coal mining, hopes for economic salvation are now tied to iron -- the kind at the end of a golf club. AfterMountain eight miles east of here in Rocky Gap State Park.Forget that taxpayers will pay for most of the project's cost. Never mind that some legislators see it as little more than a pork barrel indulgence by one influential lawmaker. Or that the starting date has been postponed numerous times, and next spring's plans still could go awry.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 22, 1994
CUMBERLAND -- From a distance, the Indian warrior and woman -- standing on a hill above Rocky Gap State Park -- appear so lifelike that motorists regularly stop along the highway for a closer look."
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 7, 1994
CUMBERLAND -- Some might come here expecting a country-music Woodstock -- hundreds of rowdy, beer-drinking fans camped around Lake Habeeb, enjoying the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus.But the Rocky Gap Music Festival -- now in its sixth year -- has become more than a hoedown in the hills.The four-day event that ends today -- while attracting about 45,000 people this year -- is as much an amiable family affair as it is a celebration of country music.Yes, they come to see big-name country singers like Merle Haggard, Wynonna Judd and Tammy Wynette on a stage set against a gorgeous backdrop of Western Maryland mountains and water.
NEWS
By Cindy Stacy and Cindy Stacy,Contributing Writer | August 2, 1992
CUMBERLAND -- More than 30,000 people converged on Rocky Gap State Park this weekend and turned this usually quiet town in the heart of Western Maryland into one, big music hoedown.Rocky Gap Music Festival IV, which began Friday and concludes tonight with a concert by country superstar group Alabama, once again jammed hotel rooms from here to Frederick, filled temporary parking lots -- some of them muddy from Friday's rain -- and kept park officials busy.With the exception of a midafternoon drug arrest yesterday, park officials reported few disturbances in the record crowds that came to listen to some of the biggest stars in the country and bluegrass world.
NEWS
By Cindy Stacy and Cindy Stacy,Contributing Writer | August 2, 1992
CUMBERLAND -- More than 30,000 people converged on Rocky Gap State Park this weekend and turned this usually quiet town in the heart of Western Maryland into one, big music hoedown.Rocky Gap Music Festival IV, which began Friday and concludes tonight with a concert by country superstar group Alabama, once again jammed hotel rooms from here to Frederick, filled temporary parking lots -- some of them muddy from Friday's rain -- and kept park officials busy.With the exception of a midafternoon drug arrest yesterday, park officials reported few disturbances in the record crowds that came to listen to some of the biggest stars in the country and bluegrass world.
NEWS
November 18, 1996
Military brass still just don't get itNov. 13 news story about Aberdeen Proving Ground attributed to battalion commander Lt. Col. Don Hogge the following quote:''I have my executive officers give a different talk to the guys, and we bring the females out because sometimes the language that is used is inappropriate for the women to hear. Sometimes the slang words that men have for women out on the streets are used, and we take the females out to avoid them having to hear that.''Excuse me? Did I really read that correctly?
NEWS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Staff Writer | July 31, 1992
CUMBERLAND -- Dan McMullen, a lifelong resident of Allegany County, grew up with a regional inferiority complex."You grew up in this community hearing your parents and grandparents say over and over again, 'We're the forgotten. This is the forgotten land,' " he says.That was before the Rocky Gap Country Bluegrass Festival.The three-day festival, which begins today at Rocky Gap State Park, is not the only reason the state's western counties are feeling frisky these days. But Rocky Gap, as the festival is called, more than any other event or happenstance, has drawn attention to this once-forgotten land.
NEWS
By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Staff Writer | July 28, 1992
FLINTSTONE -- The start of the fourth annual First National Bank Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) could be called "A Voyage of the Damp."Steady downpours, drizzle with occasional drops and showers, plagued the 1,100 cyclists who began the 53.6-mile route about 8:30 yesterday morning. By the end of the first day's segment, only their wits remained dry.As Pat Bernstein, the tour's executive director, fired a cap pistol to start the race, cyclists were teased with the sun appearing faintly visible through clouds.
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