Chanteclaire Farm was recently featured on Animal Planet's pilot episode of its new show, Renovation Wild. Using reclaimed lumber, empty wine bottles, and an 8-foot wide steel spool, Jay Chaikin and his crew transformed the farm's old silo into a"one-of-a-kind, blow-your-mind" bar.
The Championships kick off on Wednesday, September 17 with the Opening Ceremony from 7 pm – 8:30 pm at the Garrett College CARC. Doors open at 6 pm at the Garrett College CARC where all ticket holders will receive a Red Deep Creek 2014 bandanna designed by children's illustrator Sandra Boynton. The 48 countries will be introduced and walked in by local 5th graders. Local dignitaries will speak and entertainment will be provided by dance group Boundless Energy, Brenda’s Body Shop Garrett County Gives Dancers and extreme pogo group Xtreme Pogo, who has been featured on America's Got Talent, NBA halftime shows, and more. PANnikin Steel Drum Group will also perform and a commemorative video of the 1989 World Championships held on the Savage River will be shown as well as music by the McHenry Highlanders.
Wisp Resort will host the World Championship Kick-off Party from 7 pm – 10:00 pm featuring live music with Shelf Life String Band. Concessions and cash bar available. Following the ceremony at CARC, at 9 pm there will be a champagne toast and a spotlighted Flag Ascension via chairlift by Deep Creek 2014 mascot, Eddy the Otter, transported by Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and a fireworks display.
Daily World Championships happenings from Sept. 18 – 21 at Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) atop of Wisp Resort include competition qualifying heats, semi-finals, finals and medal ceremonies and the Whitewater Fest on the Mountain including live music, entertainment including the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, food, concessions, merchandise, Whitewater Hall of Fame Exhibition and Children’s Play Area. This schedule is subject to change, please check the deepcreek2014.com website for the latest schedule updates.
Tickets purchased from the deepcreek2014.com website can be picked up at the Wisp Resort ticket office from September 8 – 13 from 11 am – 1 pm, September 15-17 from 11 am – 3 pm, and September 18-21 from 8 am – 3 pm.
For more information about the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, including the detailed schedule of events, tickets, athlete information and more, please visit deepcreek2014.com or call 301.387.3700.
In anticipation of the Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held September 17 – 21, 2013 at Adventure Sports Center International, Deep Creek 2014 invites enthusiastic, professional food/beverage/merchandise concessionaires to apply to be on site at the event. To submit an application, please go to www.deepcreek2014.com, select “Vendors”. Read the information pertaining to Vendors, then click on “Vendor Application”. There is a one-time application fee of $25.
The largest inbound sporting event to the United States in 2014, the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will bring tremendous international focus on Maryland’s scenic western-most county with 300 athletes from over 40 international countries competing and over 21.5 million international broadcast television viewers around the world. Over 20,000 spectators are expected in Garrett County to watch the event and the events planned throughout the summer leading up to the competition. The 2013 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships were held in Prague, Czech Republic, Deep Creek, MD hosts the 2014 World Championships and the 2015 Championships will be held in London, England.
The teams and athletes will be arriving in the Garrett County region Labor Day weekend 2014 and will be onsite through the end of the World Championships on September 21. A total of over $20 million dollars is anticipated in regional economic impact. For more information about the Deep Creek 2014 event, please visit their website at www.deepcreek2014.com.
In celebration of the Casselman River Bridge Bicentennial, which takes place on September 20 – 22, the Grantsville Town Park will be featuring a variety of musical performances throughout the weekend. All performances will take place on stage at the Town Park (unless otherwise noted), and admission is free. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday, provided by the Grantsville Lions Club and Here at Home. The performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 20th:
Old Time Jam, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Musicians and listeners of all ages are invited to share and enjoy traditional folk, bluegrass, and other “old-time” Appalachian music. The “Jam” will take place at the Grantsville Town Park from 6:30 – 9:30 PM and admission is free.
This entertaining duo, featuring Accident and McHenry natives Trace Livengood and Garrett Yoder, will perform on stage at the Grantsville Town Park beginning at 8:00 PM.
Sunday, September 22nd:
Champ Zumbrun and Hanna Livingston, 1:00 PM*
Champ Zumbrun and violinist Hanna Livingston will perform “The Road to the Ohio” by Eric Kitchen, at 1:00 PM. In addition to the musical performance, Champ Zumbrun will also provide a presentation on “The Vagabonds” (Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone) – and their famed camping trip to Western Maryland. (*Please note, this performance will take place at the Spruce Forest Artisan Village Church).
Matthew Dodd (featuring “Songs & Stories of the National Road”), 2:00 PM
Oakland Civil War Days events will take place on April 25th - April 28th. Our Town Theatre will be presenting: The Civil War: Common Threads". There will be all day events on Saturday and Sunday including re-enactors, speakers, music, book signings and more. There will be a dinner on April 26th at the Pleasant Valley Community Center for $25 per person and The Elk's on April 27th for $25 per person. Call the Garrett County Historical Society for reservations at 301-334-3226 for all dinner reservations.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) in cooperation with Maryland Public Television (MPT) is co-producing a 13-part television series showcasing many facets of Maryland farming. The series of half-hour shows tentatively titled “The Maryland Farmer” will report on challenges facing today’s farmers and help to bridge the widening “understanding gap” between farmers and the Maryland consumer. Funded with private contributions, production is now underway. The series will air this fall featuring diverse agricultural operations all across the state.
“We want this series to help people understand how diverse farming is, even in a small state like Maryland, and for viewers to learn about the process of farming,” said Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance. “The series aims to put a human face on Maryland agriculture, and tell the stories of the industry that built this nation and continues to feed the world. We are very excited about the ideas MPT has presented and look forward to seeing this series take shape over the summer.”
MPT Executive Producer Michael English, former editor of Maryland Farmer newspaper, writer of Public Television’s Farm Day series, and producer of MPT’s long-running Outdoors Maryland series, is leading the project with Series Producer Robert Neustadt who has produced television for A&E, Fox, NBC, Discovery and other public television affiliates.
Most Americans once lived or worked on farms or had family and friends who did. With each generation, the nation has grown further away from its agricultural roots. The goal of the MPT series is to bring residents back to the farm and show them how their food is grown and harvested. The program will take viewers from the mountains of Western Maryland, to the rolling hills of the Piedmont, to the broad, flat fields of the Eastern Shore – to explain the complex story of growing food and fiber in Maryland. Each episode will include a series of short magazine-style segments about Maryland farmers, farms and agribusiness. Episodes will be produced on location at farms and agribusinesses throughout the state. Crews are on location now.
When the series is complete, it will be broadcast several times on MPT and available for viewing on several websites (including MPT, MDA and YouTube). It will also be distributed through libraries, schools and community groups.
Program sponsors include: Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, Maryland Farm Bureau, Maryland Soybean Board, Maryland Department of Agriculture/Maryland’s Best, Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD), Maryland Grape Growers Association, Harford County Government, MAR-DEL Watermelon Association and the Delmarva Poultry Industry.
Complimentary appetizers will be available and drink specials will be available for purchase during the episode. To RSVP, register online at visitdeepcreek.com or call Charlotte at 301.387.6171 by 3 pm on Monday, March 26.
"Getting Away Together” follows participants staying together underneath the same roof in vacation rental homes, villas and condos across America. The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning PineRidge Film & Television Company for distribution exclusively on PBS member stations nationwide. The first season will feature 10 dynamic travel destinations, including Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area episode, during the series run.