Harford to Launch Innovative Outdoors Outreach Program

Harford to launch the "Picture Yourself in Harford Streams Summer Adventure," raising awareness for the county's natural resources.  This summer, explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations, and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure. This award-winning program from the Harford County Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection and Restoration raises awareness and support for protecting natural resources by encouraging visitors to scenic local waterways. According…

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Tourism Grants Available in Charles County

Charles County is accepting applications for tourism grants for nonprofit projects that enhance county tourism. The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 2023 grant application is now available. Nonprofit organizations can apply for funding up to $9,000 for eligible projects. Applications are due by Friday, June 24, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. https://twitter.com/ExploreCharlesC/status/1529113000073842688 Acceptable project will: Enhance county tourism objectives through events, exhibits, education programs, or recreational opportunities; Foster or strengthen partnerships with other county…

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Cecil Recognizes Tourism Partners

The Cecil County Tourism Partner Appreciation Breakfast recognized more than fifty businesses and organizations that partner with the County on marketing, sponsorship, discounts, promotions, events, and travel writer visits. “We were thrilled to bring this annual event back after a two-year hiatus due to covid,” said Tourism Manager Sandy Turner. “The event gives us the chance to appreciate and thank our generous partners for all their amazing support.” According to a County press release:  In…

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Fun Fact: This County Has Lavender Fields Forever

The fields of Frederick County are in full bloom with 2,600 lavender plants. The annual lavender festival at Springfield Manor in Thurmont is coming up on June 11 and 12, 2022. They grow 2,600 plants of both English and French varieties. The English varieties bloom twice a year in June and September, with the peak period being mid-June during the festival. Blooming in July, the French varieties are longer stemmed and include the most fragrant,…

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Fun Fact: This County Has the Largest Locomotive

The world’s largest Mallet, or steam-powered locomotive, in operation was placed into service last week in Allegany County. Maryland Thunder will be part of a regular rotation for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s (WMSR) 16-mile excursion from Cumberland to the Frostburg Depot. It was constructed in 1949 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and was built to handle the heaviest coal trains until it was retired in 1956. The 643,100-pound engine was stored at the B&O Museum…

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Fun Fact: This County Landmark Opens to Public For the First Time in Forever

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Montgomery County is open to the public for the first time in over forty years. The Washington D.C. area Mormon temple was the first temple built in the Eastern United States (and in Maryland). Symbolism abounds in every detail of the temple’s architecture. There are seven floors, representing the six days of creation and the day of rest. The 6 gold-spired temple (a well-known landmark…

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EPA Threatens to Crack Down on Northern Neighbor

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently signaled they are to step up enforcement efforts to control Pennsylvania's water pollution.  Long-term advocates for a cleaner Chesapeake Bay may find reason to rejoice as the EPA puts Pennsylvania on notice for water pollution. After the EPA reviewed Pennsylvania’s updated plan to address pollution reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, it found that the plan falls short of those goals largely due to the lack of resources…

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Fun Fact: Relive a Washington Expedition in This County

President George Washington has history in just about every county in Maryland, but did you know you can walk in his footsteps in Allegany County? It’s true! On the George Washington Trail 1753, retrace the steps of Washington’s first military and diplomatic venture to Pittsburgh, PA, through Allegany County. The mission? To deliver a diplomatic message to the French from the Virginia Governor ordering them to evacuate what is present day western Pennsylvania and eastern…

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Fun Fact: Maryland Day Is March 25!

The first settlers in the state of Maryland landed at St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634. The anniversary of the landing is marked by Maryland Day, which takes place each year on or near the date of the colonists’ arrival. To celebrate Maryland Day 2022, several museums and landmark sites around the state will offer free admission during the weekend of March 25-27. In St. Mary’s County, take a water taxi ride and visit…

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Charles Athey Appointed to the Kent Economic and Tourism Development Commission

The Kent County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Charles R. Athey to the Economic and Tourism Development Commission.  Mr. Athey was appointed on January 25, 2022, to fill an unexpired term. He is General Counsel & Compliance Manager at The Dixon Group, Inc. and engaged in the private practice of law for ten years before joining The Dixon Group. He is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia…

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