#56 The Mighty Youghiogheny River, “Scenic and Wild”

Greetings, listeners, and welcome to Wildfulness episode #56, all about the Mighty Youghiogheny River. Rivers mean so many things to so many people… Come join me today on a journey down the mighty Youghiogheny River, as we uncover its many treasures, and all the great things we can do on it, and with it. Introduction … Continue reading #56 The Mighty Youghiogheny River, “Scenic and Wild”

#52 Chautauqua Then & Now: “The Most American Thing in America,” July 5-7

Greetings Friends, and welcome to Wildfulness. This episode is all about the Mountain Chautauqua (pronounced “Shuh-TAW-Kwa”) movement here in Garrett County, and the 3-day re-enactment festival coming up July 5-7 in our very own Mountain Lake Park. It’s a celebration of this unique movement in our Nation’s and in Garrett county’s history, where you can experience … Continue reading #52 Chautauqua Then & Now: “The Most American Thing in America,” July 5-7

#49 The Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail: Where Fun, Fitness, Nature, and History, Come Together

Greetings, listeners, and welcome to episode #49, all about the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. Yes, Spring has Sprung, and it's time to talk pedals. Not flower petals as you might suppose, but bike pedals. There's a ton of fun to be had out on the bike trails this Spring, and it's a great way … Continue reading #49 The Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail: Where Fun, Fitness, Nature, and History, Come Together

#47 Maple Sugaring Time

Greetings, Listeners, and welcome to episode #47, on maple sugaring. Now I ask you, who does not like maple syrup? Personally, I like maple syrup on just about anything and everything. From pancakes to grilled ribs. So, now that we’re entering that transitional time between the dead of winter and the delights of spring, when … Continue reading #47 Maple Sugaring Time

#46 Cranesville Swamp: “A Magical Place” & Window into Earth’s Last Ice Age

Greetings Listeners, and welcome to the Wildfulness podcast, episode #46, where we’ll be talking about the magic and mystery of the Cranesville Swamp, taking you to where the wildest things are in one of the wildest spots in our state, and that’s of course, Garrett County. And I am not overstating anything by saying that … Continue reading #46 Cranesville Swamp: “A Magical Place” & Window into Earth’s Last Ice Age

#45 The National Road, or How the West was Won

Greetings, Listeners, and welcome to Episode #45. I'm very excited to finally be doing this episode, as I've been thinking about it and planning it for almost a year. But here we are, ready to celebrate one of the monumental historic icons of our nation, The National Road, which we are fortunate enough here in … Continue reading #45 The National Road, or How the West was Won

#42 2018 Autumn Glory Festival with Mother Nature & Garrett County’s Finest

Greetings, and welcome to this Wildfulness podcast episode #42, with inside information on the famous Autumn Glory Festival, held each year in October in Oakland, MD. When you hear the leaves rustle with every gust of wind, you know it’s time. When you smell the tangy smoke of a campfire & see it glowing in … Continue reading #42 2018 Autumn Glory Festival with Mother Nature’s Finest & Oakland’s Very Best

#36 The Garrett County Celtic Festival, Key to WMD Culture

Greetings and “Top ‘o the Mornin’ to you,” and welcome to our Wildfulness podcast episode on the Garrett County Celtic Festival. I'm Lisa Cole, your host and guide. So, what's this all about?! It's 30th Anniversary Season of the Garrett County Celtic Festival! Saturday, June 2 10:30am to 6:00pm Friendsville Community Park Friendsville, MD This … Continue reading #36 The Garrett County Celtic Festival, Key to WMD Culture

#34 The Legacy of Coal in Western MD, Part One

Greetings, and welcome to Episode #34: The Legacy of Coal in Appalachia, A tale of Dualities and Dichotomies. I’m Lisa Cole, no pun intended, and I’m your guide and host. Today’s topic, is both complex and controversial. Let’s begin our journey by hearing a little of the emotion about coal that’s been captured in song … Continue reading #34 The Legacy of Coal in Western MD, Part One

#29 All Aboard, The Magic of Yesteryear on WM Scenic Railroad

What's loud, majestic, fast moving, romantic, mysterious, and works like a mammoth snowblower in the winter? If you guessed Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s steam locomotive, then my hat is off to you! So this is the first of a two-part "Epic-sode" tackling not only the history of trains as brought back to life by the … Continue reading #29 All Aboard, The Magic of Yesteryear on WM Scenic Railroad