#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”

#55 B-52 Bomber Down, Lost in the Maryland Mountains!

Greetings listeners and welcome to Wildfulness episode #55, Bomber Down! I'm Lisa Cole, your guide and host. When the wind is howling, and snow is falling fast and furious, it's good to be some place safe and warm. After hearing today's episode, you will appreciate that safety and comfort even more. Today's episode is one … Continue reading #55 B-52 Bomber Down, Lost in the Maryland Mountains!

#54 The Ballad of Melky Miller & Rye Whiskey in Western Maryland

Greetings, Friends, and welcome to Episode #54, all about the whiskey loving ways of Western Maryland and one notable distiller in particular, by the name of Melky Miller. I’m Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and this is Wildfulness. Whiskey in the Colonies During the early Colonial Era, rum and applejack were America’s best-loved spirits. During the … Continue reading #54 The Ballad of Melky Miller & Rye Whiskey in Western Maryland

#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

#40 Oakland B&O Railroad Station, Local Gem, National Treasure

Greetings, and welcome to Wildfulness episode #40, where we journey back in time, to explore one of the best known and beloved historic gems in Western Maryland: The B&O Railroad Station in Oakland. For this episode, we interviewed folks who were involved in the massive restoration project that brought the 1885 station building back to … Continue reading #40 Oakland B&O Railroad Station, Local Gem, National Treasure

#39 Garrett County’s History Told Through the Magic of Maps, with Guest Chris Nichols

Hey there everybody, welcome to this Wildfulness episode #39 in which Chris Nichols shows us a wonderfully unique, and yes maybe even magical, window into Garrett County's fascinating history, brought to life through the use of different kinds of maps. I've always been fascinated with maps and in this our first video episode, I'm very … Continue reading #39 Garrett County’s History Told Through the Magic of Maps, with Guest Chris Nichols