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Published: June 29, 2022

Broadford Recreational Park is a family oriented park owned by the Town of Oakland. The park offers a lake, picnic and beach areas, volleyball, basketball, boat launch, boat and pavilion rentals. The park is currently under construction with the creation of the Broadford Park Trail System. The park also hosts events through the year such […]

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Published: June 21, 2022

M. Kendall Ludwig, president and principal designer for CurlyRed is thrilled to be part of the incredible cast of the musical RENT. Vice-president Mark Ludwig did a photo shoot with the principals and created this vibrant, gritty, fun poster based on the original Broadway cast poster. We hope you can all come out and support […]

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Published: June 1, 2022

No Day But Today - Rent GIFfrom Today GIFs CurlyRed president and principal designer M. Kendall Ludwig will be portraying Maureen in the musical RENT next month for Acting Out for Good in Cumberland, MD. Here's what she had to say about living fully: Being part of this cast has got me thinking a lot […]

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Published: May 19, 2022

Say hello to our newest web design intern, Ellie! We're excited to have her on board this spring/summer, and look forward to seeing what she'll accomplish during her time with CurlyRed. Here's a few things we've learned about Ellie: Where are you attending school? What are you going to school? What’s your dream career? I […]

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Published: March 16, 2022

Join AAUW-Garrett County as we present some of the very best of our Women's Monologues from the 2019 and the 2020/2022 productions in celebration of Women's History month. Members and supporters of AAUW-Garrett Branch will provide the audience with a glimpse into the lives and accomplishments of some of the most important women in American […]

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Published: February 9, 2022

Here in Garrett County, Maryland, we have something really special coming up on Saturday, February 19th: Winter Fest in Downtown Oakland, Maryland! There will be the 3rd annual Wine Walk, kids activities, store specials, live music and performances & more! Tickets are available for the wine walk here. Hope you can join us! _________________________ Also, […]

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Published: February 2, 2022

February is a really difficult month for a lot of people. If you live in an area like we do at CurlyRed, the days are short, cold and often gray (although we're really loving the sunshine today!). Quick shout-out to our friends at the Mountain Maryland Mamas podcast. These ladies have been giving tips and […]

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Published: January 31, 2022

To you, our readers: THANK YOU. You're the reason we're still here, creating beautiful things, 15 years running. We're hoping that by our Sweet Sixteen, it will be safe to have a big in-person bash to celebrate.  We send out very infrequent emails, and one went this morning about our WHY, First Fruits February (starting […]

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Published: January 27, 2022

At long last, downtown Oakland Maryland once again has a coffee shop — our CurlyRed client, Shoofly Java! The Vagabond Taproom owners Pat & Michelle Hudnall decided to recently expand right next door to offer delicious and locally-sourced coffee, tea and craft sodas (along with handmade breakfast items and desserts)! A testament to the popularity […]

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Published: January 19, 2022

Every February at CurlyRed, we donate 10% of our proceeds to two worthy nonprofits! Our Garrett County recipient is Garrett County Lighthouse and our Baltimore recipient is Pathfinders for Autism. You can read more about these fantastic non-profits below. _________________________ Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is a private nonprofit behavioral health organization established in 1992. The […]

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Published: January 12, 2022

It's a brand new year, and our CurlyRed team is (finally) ready to get back to work! After a rough start (thanks COVID!), we're looking forward to the amazing things we'll create for YOU! But we realized (as we were setting our CurlyRed goals for the year) that we could do a better job of […]

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Published: December 22, 2021

As we come to the close of another challenging year, we are counting our blessings, which include each and every one of you! Our team at CurlyRed hopes that you'll be able to find some light and love, however you're celebrating the holiday season. Our office will be closed, starting at 5pm today, December 22nd […]

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Published: December 9, 2021

At CurlyRed, we have launched a record-breaking number of websites in 2021 (with still a few more coming before the year is out!). Hats off to our web guru/ principal developer Mark Ludwig for working his magic unicorn fingers to the bone! Today's featured client has been a long-time client of CurlyRed, and this is […]

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Published: December 6, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has supported us by purchasing CurlyRed candles this year! Our Espresso & Siren and Cedar & Siren are completely SOLD OUT but we still have about a dozen each of our Cinnamon Siren (snickerdoodle cookies with a touch of sass) and Spice & Siren (a posh pumpkin spice celebration) candles […]

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Published: November 3, 2021

Do you have a non-profit, located in either Baltimore or Western Maryland? Every February we choose two worthy non-profits and give them 10% of all CurlyRed sales for the month of February! If you are part of a non-profit that could benefit from First Fruits February, please contact us with your name, the name of […]

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Published: May 19, 2021

We are so proud of our spring intern, Olivia Weeks, who has completed her program at Garrett College! We're also super excited to announce that we will be officially adding Olivia to our CurlyRed team. Starting next week, she will be our new Junior Designer! Her natural eye for design, great work ethic and strong […]

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Published: January 20, 2021

Beginning Monday, February 1st, CurlyRed will donate 10% of all profits for the month to one non-profit in Baltimore, and one local non-profit here in Western Maryland. Our Baltimore recipient is World Relief Baltimore Immigration Legal Clinic! They advise and represent immigrants and their family members in immigration matters such as the following: Consultations so […]

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Published: November 12, 2020

This was a really exciting project for us at CurlyRed. We were asked to redesign a map for the historic Town of Grantsville. Grantsville is the first Arts & Entertainment district in Garrett County, and home to some of our favorite restaurants, outdoor attractions and working artists in Western Maryland. This map features a custom […]

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Published: October 21, 2020

It's only 65 days until Christmas! Why not get a jump on your holiday shopping? CurlyRed is once again proud to offer our hand-blended, regionally sourced candles. We have partnered with Ellicott City-based company, Sihaya & Co. to create three custom candles: Cinnamon Siren (snickerdoodle cookies with a touch of sass) Cedar & Siren (cozy […]

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Published: October 14, 2020

One of our most recent CurlyRed branding projects is for Swansen Services, the largest real estate sales support firm in the Mid-Atlantic. We decided to use a timeless elegant serif typeface and a pleasing monochromic palette of blues. Regional Account Manager Megan Alsop said this: “Kendall [of CurlyRed] did an amazing job re-branding our company […]

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Published: October 8, 2020

Even though things are looking rather different this year, Autumn Glory is still one of the most wonderful times of the year in Garrett County. The leaves are in their vibrant peak of turning, the air is wonderfully crisp, and there's a sense of pride of living and working in such a beautiful, special place. […]

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Published: September 30, 2020

Our friends at Sihaya & Co. have done it again! That is, created a fully-custom brand new candle for CurlyRed called Spice & Sirenwhich is a "posh pumpkin spice celebration of autumn!" But seriously, it smells like the most delicious pumpkin spice latte you've ever had, just in time for October! Plus, each paraffin wax […]

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Published: September 9, 2020

The new branding for The Tiny Corner Bike Shop might be one the strangest requests we've ever gotten for a logo (a T-rex on a Victorian penny-farthing). But we can't help but LOVE how it turned out! This small-town bike shop (opening next month!) will support the greater Oakland, Maryland area and offer bike repairs, […]

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Published: September 2, 2020

It's feeling like autumn here in Garrett County today, so here's a sneak peek of the our newest custom candle creation for CurlyRed! Coming soon!

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Published: August 26, 2020

CurlyRed had the immense honor of designing and developing a custom, responsive website for the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD.The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and access to the arts in Allegany County, Maryland. We have served as one of 24 County arts agencies in the state […]

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Published: June 4, 2020

Important CurlyRed announcement coming soon!

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Published: April 22, 2020

At CurlyRed, we know things are hard right now—especially for small businesses and non-profits (and pretty much all of our clients fall into those categories). We'd like to help. So we're giving away a FREE PRINT DESIGN PACKAGE (a $500+ value) to one lucky small business or non-profit. It could be an ad design, a […]

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Published: October 9, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year...in Garrett County, anyway. That's right, it's Autumn Glory! Today kicks off one the most amazing traditions this area has to offer—with parades, Oompah, Seymour, foliage tours, yummy food and drinks, and so much more. So why not celebrate everything we love about Garrett County? Our good friend […]

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Published: May 16, 2019

We're are delighted to be joining office-mates Craeve & Co. in Chicago for the 100th Annual National Restaurant Association Show. If you need assistance while we're gone, please call our office at 410.878.2068 and our assistant will be glad to help you. You can also follow our adventures in Chi-town on Instagram! Hope to see […]

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Published: February 28, 2019

We just took a look at all of the jobs we've started and/or completed this month: we've had our best February to date! ¡Adelante Latina! and It's in the Bag will be receiving checks in the next few weeks, and it's all thanks for your ongoing support of CurlyRed and our efforts. Thanks again—we love […]

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Published: January 9, 2019

M. Kendall Ludwig is proud to serve on the Garrett County Arts Council, and was delighted to help out with the design and layout of Ginseng, the annual literary publication that GCAC releases each year. Mary McEwen, GCAC president, says in her opening letter of Ginseng, "In your hands is the culminating project of talented […]

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Published: December 21, 2018

Our CurlyRed office will close at noon today, and reopen Wednesday, January 2nd. We hope your holiday season is filled with joy and peace!

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Published: December 11, 2018

Congrats to our client, Appalachian Crossroads, on their new website, http://www.appalachiancrossroads.com/! We were honored to create their new branding, as well as this fully custom and responsive WordPress website. CurlyRed believes in their mission: At Appalachian Crossroads, we believe that we are all part of the fabric of our community. Cut from the same cloth, […]

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Published: November 29, 2018

We are so excited for our client, Cool Kids Campaign— the fully custom, responsive WordPress website we created for them launched yesterday! Woohoo! It features their new branding, their "Cancer Fears Me" shop and showcases all of the wonderful things they are doing for kids living with cancer. Head on over to http://coolkidscampaign.org/ to see […]

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Published: November 27, 2018

At CurlyRed, we love Giving Tuesday. Unlike so many days during the holiday season, Giving Tuesday is about giving back and supporting local organizations. So we decided it would be the perfect time to announce the two organizations who will be receiving 10% of CurlyRed's February 2019 sales. Our Baltimore recipient is Adelante Latina, a […]

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Published: September 25, 2018

For the past several months, Mark and Kendall of CurlyRed have been assisting the Greater Oakland Business Association with marketing and promotions of upcoming events. We've created posters, flyers and social media assets for various things GOBA has been a part of, including Winterfest, the Little Yough Music Festival (shown above), and the Pocket Park […]

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