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Topics for this category include architecture, art, dance, music, photography, theater, performing arts venues, museums, galleries, libraries, movies, cultural events, institutions, entertainment activities, and organizations.

NOTE: When the technical or commercial aspect is seen to overshadow the creative
side, as with recording studios, production companies, and stores selling recorded music
or cameras, the sites are listed in Business and Economy instead.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

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  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to arts and entertainment that are based in or related to Western Maryland.
Topics for this category include companies, business organizations, and industries based
in or related to this locality. Also included are related sites, such as professional or trade organizations, business directories, and industry profiles, as long as they are directed exclusively to the business and economic activities of the category''s geographic area.

PLEASE NOTE: Some business sites should be submitted to Travel and Tourism,
Arts and Entertainment, Recreation and Sports,
or to a Business and Economy subcategory if present. Compare existing listings for best results.

Most sites should be submitted to a locality. However, listing at higher levels
is allowed for companies with multiple locations spanning several localities.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about business and economic activities that are based in or related to Western Maryland.
This category is for businesses and lodging locations directly on the lakefront, that are not in the towns of McHenry or Swanton.

Guides, directories and tourism information for the area are listed in Garrett County.

Deep Creek Lake is a popular outdoors recreation area, located in Garrett County in western Maryland.
Topics for this category include educational institutions, programs, opportunities, alumni and reunion groups as well as other location-specific educational resources.

NOTE: Submit websites such as martial arts education to Recreation and Sports,
and websites such as dance and music education to Arts and Entertainment.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about education and educational institutions that are based in or related to Western Maryland.
Topics for this category include not only legislative, executive, and judicial bodies, but law, law enforcement, taxes, embassies, consulates, and military institutions.

NOTE: Please submit websites about politics, political candidates, and political campaigns to the appropriate subcategory of Society and Culture when available.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about government and governmental institutions that are based in or related to Western Maryland.
Topics for this category are general interest guides and directories offering a wide variety
of information for the locality as a whole. Single-topic sites should be submitted to the appropriate topical subcategory of the locality.

For example, submit on-line hotel reservations guides to Travel and Tourism in the subcategory titled Lodging when available, and dining guides to Business and Economy in the subcategory titled Restaurants and Bars when available.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for general interest guides and directories providing a variety of information for Western Maryland.
Topics for this category include hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, physicians, dentists, opticians, chiropractors, psychologists, counselors, emergency services, and providers
of alternative medicine services.

Also includes organizations focused on specific conditions and diseases, as well as providers of living accommodations for those with health-related conditions.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about health-related information, institutions, and organizations that are based in or related to this locality.
Topics for this category include online maps, photographs, webcam views, and satellite imagery of this locality, as well as maps and photographic images of its characteristic scenes.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so make sure images are specific to this locality.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites offering visual representations of this locality.
Topics for this category include newspapers, magazines, e-zines, radio, and television sites with a physical presence in; or whose main focus is specific to this locality. NOTE: Please submit media outlets to the one locality most suitable to either its physical location, or the locality which is specifically its main focus.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Service area should be indicated by map or text.
  • For title, submit masthead name of newspaper or magazine,
    or for broadcast media, the call letters followed by frequency
    or channel number. For example: WZYX-FM 102.
  • Make description factual, avoiding promotional language
    and Unnecessary Capitalization.
  • Compare existing listings for best results.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to news and media that are based in or related to Western Maryland.
Topics for this category include local activities such as baseball, basketball, bicycling, birding, boating, camping, crafts, fishing, football, gambling, golf, hunting, martial arts, scouting, skiing and soccer as well as hobbies such as games and model trains.

NOTE: Submit commercial sites such as sporting goods stores to the appropriate subcategory of Business and Economy when available. Compare existing listings
for best results.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to recreation and sports that are based in or related to this locality.
Topics for this category include the natural environment as well as scientific activities specific to the area. Examples include sites related to agriculture, zoos, wildlife, lakes, archaeology, forestry, geology, botanical gardens, research studies, waste recycling,
and water resources.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to science and environment that are based in or related to this locality.
Topics for this category include clubs, lodges, reunions, women, men, seniors, youth, activism, alternative sexuality, social-service organizations, disability resources, religion, history, personal pages, activism, animal welfare, politics, folklore, human rights, labor, genealogy, and various sub-groups of the population.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to the history and composition of the people of Western Maryland.
Topics for this category include airlines, airports, busses, car rentals, taxis, limousines, shuttles, mass transit, railroads, roads, highways, and traffic reports. Topics also include information on the ways available to move people and goods to, from, and within this locality.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to transportation that is based in or related to this locality.
Topics for this category include tourist attractions, parks, travel guides, travel agents, tour operators, and lodging accommodations such as hotels, motels, resorts, inns, and vacation rentals for those visiting this locality.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

NOTE: Each lodging facility will receive only ONE listing. Attempts to circumvent this policy by multiple submissions of the same or alternate URLs can result in being banned from the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Please consult the ODP Travel Guidelines before submitting your site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to travel and tourism that are based in or related to Western Maryland.
Topics for this category include allergy and smog alerts, disaster warnings, and ultraviolet forecasts.

Also see Science and Environment.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Make sure the site title matches the name of the organization or entity.
  • In the site description, stick to the facts and avoid hype or promotional language.
  • This is a Regional category, so the location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Avoid Excessive Capitalization.
  • Describe the site features as well as the subject of the site.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.

This category is for all weather-related sites that are based in or related to this locality.

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