Sarah Kaiser, Family Crisis Resource Center


1392730255Executive director Sarah Kaiser from FCRC joins us for today’s podcast. Sarah will be discussing all of the services that are offered through FCRC as well as there most successful annual  community fundraising event, Dancing with the Local Stars.


FCRC Website 

FCRC Facebook Page 

Dancing with the Local Stars Page 






Spring “Air” Break


1934032_137072483808_3347747_nRecord Talk Listen Host Lydia is featured on todays mini-podcast. Want to know what is next for the podcast? Listen to hear about our dreams for the future and why it is important for us to find sponsors for the longevity of the show.

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Tri-State Community Gardens & Garden City Bees


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Welcome to our 20th episode and our spring spectacular! We were privileged enough to have two great interviews, one about a new community garden and a fantastic beekeeper who will make you want your own hive.




Tri- State Community Gardens Information: 


Facebook Page

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Garden City Bees 


Facebook Page

Beekeeping Course: 

Public Meetings for Beekeepers are held at the LaVale Library the second Friday of each month. 

Books: Beekeeping for Dummies, and The Beekeepers Bible 

The Flow Hive

The Naked Beekeeper


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Ed DeWitt, Photographer


Ed DeWitt is an award-winning professionally trained photographer who has been practicing the art for over 15 years. Ed has shown many of his pieces in local galleries. He currently works at the Hampshire Review where he is able to incorporate his great writing with his beautiful photography.


Important Links:

DeWitt Camera Website

DeWitt Camera Facebook Page 

Hampshire Review

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Hayden Ort-Ulm, Tree Farmer, Cumberland Activites Blog


67228_10200693006947288_253885417_nHayden Ort-Ulm joins us today on the Podcast. Hayden is a second generation Christmas Tree Farmer at Pleasant Valley Tree Farm located in Stringtown PA. Hayden is a member of Western MD Wheelman, Tri-State Community Garden Project, and he Runs the Cumberland Activities Blog.

If you have an activity that you would like to promote contact Hayden at the link below.






For more information:

Cumberland Activities Blog

Tree Farm Facebook Page

Western MD Wheelman

Tri-State Community Project

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Mark Witt, Executive Chef/ Owner Giuseppes Restaurant


Mark Witt is the owner and executive chef at Giuseppes Restaurant in Frostburg Maryland. Giuseppes was founded in 1979 and prides itself for its warm inviting environment and delicious food.

Mark discusses what goes into to making a new weekly special and what trends in food he is most excited about.


Giuseppes is located @ 11 Bowery Street Frostburg 301-689-2220

For more information on the Giuseppes:


FaceBook Page 

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Jessica Muessen, Tattoo Artist, Visual Artist


Photo courtesy of Ed DeWitt

Photo courtesy of Ed DeWitt

Jessica Muessen is a talented artist, poster artist, illustrator and is most well-known for her award-winning tattoos. Jessica has her own shop Tattoo Nouveau in Midland Maryland. Jessica recently garnered national attention for a Grateful Dead inspired envelope celebrating the bands 50th anniversary show. This show is full of fantastic information for people curious about tattoos and excellent advice for first time clients. Jessica also discusses process for creating art for her very successful gallery shows.




Jessica’s Interview:


For More information on Jessica:

 Facebook Page for Tattoo Nouveau

For bookings:

Jessica’s Art Page 
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Michael H. Thompson, Special Effects Photographer and Painter

10557214_676913575728460_7404299299170579054_nMichael Thompson is a digital artist, photographer and painter.  He has been exposed to art his entire life while growing up in Cumberland, MD.  After graduating from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s of Art (Graphic Design) he moved out of the area and has returned with an appetite for creating fine art.  Starting in 2011 Michael started to create pieces for local juried art shows. Subsequent to having a few years of luck in those shows and some encouragement, he decided to make his first series.

Michael also shares exciting information  about the newest spring event The Allegany National Photographic Competition and Exhibition.

Michael’s Interview:

For more info on Michael Thompson go to:

Current Show: Metropolitan Coffee House

Thompson Art website 

Michael’s Facebook Page

Upcoming shows@ Saville Gallery 5/5-5/30 @ Eye for art in Oakland in August

For more information: Arts Council Events


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Bill Dunlap, Artist, Painter


Bill Dunlap is an artist who tends to move around between Western Maryland, and New York City. Most of the art making happens here in Cumberland. His work as been shown in galleries, museums, and art fairs in North America, Europe, and Africa. His work is included in several permanent collections including the New York Museum of Modern Art and a recent acquisitions by the Universities of Maryland and Wisconsin.

Many of our listeners have noticed his large scale barn murals throughout the state of Maryland. His work has been featured extensively in art magazines, books and on many art blogs. He also works as in illustrator, and his images and cartoons have appeared in magazines and newspapers nationwide.

For more information on Bill click the link below:



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Shane Riggs, Editor, Author, and Playwright


Today we are lucky enough to talk to Shane Riggs.

Shane is the Editor in Chief of Allegany Magazine, published author with Song of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, and Playwright of four plays that have been produced and performed all over the country.


For more information on Shane and his projects:

Allegany Magazine 

Allegany Magazine Facebook Page

Shane’s Novels 

Terri Riggs Stephens Memorial Grant Information