#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!

#53 The Lost Art of (Wildful) Listening & How to Get it Back

Greetings friends, and welcome to  Episode #53 about reclaiming the art of listening, that is, helping us to truly listen and be able to hear what we may not even realize we're losing - a landscape devoid of human noise. We'll be exploring the work of Gordon Hempton, who is an audio ecologist, who has … Continue reading #53 The Lost Art of (Wildful) Listening & How to Get it Back

#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

#51 Go Native! New Germany Park Native Plant Festival, May 11

Greetings Friends, and welcome to this episode on the many virtues of Native Plants and the local Native Plant Festival here in Garrett County that celebrates their virtues, teaches us how to grow them, and let's us purchase native plants from growers that come from all over. The fact of the matter is, the foundation … Continue reading #51 Go Native! New Germany Park Native Plant Festival, May 11

#50 Leave it to the Beavers: Their Secret Lives & Why They Matter in Western MD

Greetings friends, and welcome to Episode #50, "Leave it to the Beavers," all about this particularly crazy critter, his unique attributes and behaviors, and how they benefit us humans in a very big way, including Western MD. I'm Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and this is Wildfulness. Yes, today's show is all about that … Continue reading #50 Leave it to the Beavers: Their Secret Lives & Why They Matter in Western MD

#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

#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

#37 The Lighter Side of Lake Life: “Does This Fur Make Me Look Fat?”

Greetings, and welcome to this mid-July episode, where we explore and get up close and personal with, the much maligned Mamota monax, better known as the humble Woodchuck, a critter quite common here in the mountains of Western MD. My name is Lisa Cole, and I’m your guide and host. It’s all part of a … Continue reading #37 The Lighter Side of Lake Life: “Does This Fur Make Me Look Fat?”

#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

#35 Coal in Western MD Part Two: Whatever Happened to the Coal Towns? Guest Jim Rada

Greetings, and welcome to Episode #35, which is Part Two of our exploration of the legacy of coal in Western Maryland. In Part One, we learned about the lives of the people who actually worked in the mines back in their heyday, through the Oral History Project that was completed in the 1990s here in … Continue reading #35 Coal in Western MD Part Two: Whatever Happened to the Coal Towns? Guest Jim Rada