Recently,Backfin Media was in
the area filming an episode of Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) award-winning series, Outdoors
Maryland. They filmed people enjoying fishing on Deep Creek Lake as a part of the “Gone Fishin”
episode. It ties in with the Statewide fishing challenge, offered by Maryland Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) – from the mountains to the shore – with three ways to win: Kid’s Fishing Rodeos
offered across the State; Award Citation Achievers and Catching Diamond Jim.
Bill’s Outdoor Center, a locally owned business on Deep Creek Lake and a Chamber
member, is a major sponsor for the Diamond Jim contest. The purpose of the event is to promote
Maryland’s excellent fishing opportunities and the importance of children in the outdoors as an integral
part of our future. “Fishing is a great and inexpensive way for the whole family to have fun together in the
outdoors,” said Don Cosden, Assistant DNR Fisheries Director.
Robert Ferrier, an independent TV producer and owner of Backfin Media, and his crew were
filming fishing on Deep Creek Lake, fly-fishing on the Savage River, and tidal fishing from the Burton
Fishing Pier in Cambridge for this Outdoors MD segment. The main focus is to promote the Fishing
Challenge and to keep people excited about Maryland’s natural resources – fish it’s waters, have fun and
come away with a renewed sense of person responsibility for protecting these resources.
The MPT air date for this Outdoors MD segment has not been set.
Bob Ferrier, owner/producer of Backfin Media; Phil St. Moritz, owner of Bill’s Outdoor Center and Bill’s Marine Service; Don Cosden, Asst. DNR Fisheries Director; and Nicole Christian, President/CEO of Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
Brad Nesline was out and about again with his video cam. Here is footage from last weekend's Cardboard Box Derby during Beachin' Weekend at Wisp Resort. Proceeds from the event benefited the Deep Creek Lions Club.
On Saturday October 25th, Brenda Brosnihan of Brenda's Body Shop led a group of zombies and ghouls through a performance of Michael Jackson's Thriller dance to raise money for the House of Hope. That they did, as they raised over $30,000 while they participated in the event as it occurred simultaneously in forty countries that night. Kam Gillespie of Haley Farmblogged about it last week and also shared this video link.