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All about Independence day baby! 4th of July fireworks, Fireworks Playlist, Sum

6:15 As you know, tomorrow is 4th of July/Independence day. Here are some activities in our region.

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display will be held on July 4, 2014 in Deep Creek Lake Area.
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display. Starting at 9:30 p.m., fireworks will be launched from the top of Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort onto the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Viewing spots include the scenic overlook on Rt. 219, McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake and businesses in McHenry. Rain date: July 5th.

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park.  There will be all day activities on July 4, 2014 at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. 
Opening ceremonies begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. With 15,996 shells to be set off in just 30 minutes, this promises to be an action-packed show! For info call: 301-739-8577, ext 116
or go to:

MSO Salute to Independence . Keep the Independence Day celebration going on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland 21740.

Since 1986, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra has presented a free “Salute to Independence” Concert at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, MD. Held on the first Saturday of July, the “Salute” has been billed as “Maryland’s Most Patriotic Event” and has also been recognized by the American Bus Association as “One of the Top 100 Events in North America.” The evening concert attracts nearly 35,000 people from all over and is capped off by a spectacular fireworks display, one of the largest in the region. This year's special guest, folk singer/songwriter Jennie Avila, will be performing her original songs of the Civil War. 301-797-4000  

Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration takes place in the City of Frederick's Baker Park on July 4, 2014.

Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration is a premier 4th of July event, both locally and statewide. Regional and national entertainment will begin at noon, and visitors can enjoy a day packed with free rides, activities and entertainment. Taste award winning chili, dunk a Frederick celebrity, or race a bath tub down Culler Lake – there is sure to be something for everyone! For info call 301-600-2844
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6:45 If you're going to have fireworks, you're going to need music to go with it. USA Today consulted a music critic who put together a playlist for your fireworks watching enjoyment. I like that it has songs from all eras like:

-Sufaris- Wipeout

-Katy Perry- Firework

-Jimi Hendrix- Fire

-John Williams- Superman Theme

7:15  I interviewed Jennifer Jolly-USA Today Tech Columnist. She talked about some very cool timesavers with technology life hacks like: how to make the most of your technology from finding your lost car in a parking lot to surfing in the net to accumulate points and redeem for gift cards, magazine subscriptions, or even free gasoline for your car ! We talked  Summertime Life Hacks. I only played about 5 minutes of the interview on the air. Here's a web exclusive longer version.

 the most of your technology from surfing in the net to accumulate points and redeem for gift cards, magazine subscriptions, or even free gasoline for your car to  finding your lost car in a parking lot .

You can get even more tech tips and information from Jennifer at her blog:
Here's how you can find her on USA  Today Tech Now section:

8:15 4th Of July Facts

Ready for the long weekend? Here are some fun facts about all our favorite things about the holiday (via Mashable)!


According to AAA Travel, about 41 million Americans will travel 50+ miles from their home for the holiday. This number is up about 2% from last year, most likely due to the holiday falling on a Friday.

85% of those travelers will be driving in their cars. Air travel is expected to decrease compared with last year -- despite a 5% decrease in airfares. 


The American Pyrotechnics Association reports that 15,000 fireworks displays are planned for the fourth of July, nationwide. The APA also says that 213 million pounds of fireworks are sold annually, and that only 10% of the total fireworks sold every year are used in professional displays.

Hot Dogs

The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (yes, it's a real thing) says that more than 155 million hot dogs will be eaten on the 4th.


Americans eat the most beef on Memorial Day, but July 4th ties with Labor Day for second place. (Purdue University)

Have a safe and happy 4th everyone!

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Locations : FrederickHagerstownMarylandSharpsburg
People : Jennie AvilaJenniferJohn Williams

07/03/2014 9:45AM
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