Cumberland Easter egg hunt Friday
CUMBERLAND — The City of Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department, along with students from Frostburg State University Recreation Program class and members of the Older 4-H youth of Allegany County, will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Constitution Park on Friday. Activities will begin at 1 p.m. with actual egg hunt beginning at 2 p.m. Participants should report to the tennis court area.
The city encourages all elementary school age students and pre-school children 1 year of age and older to attend. At 1 p.m, there will be numerous activities including bean bag toss, egg on spoon race, face painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts and a petting zoo sponsored by the 4-H Hare Raiser Club.
Participants are reminded to bring a basket or bag in which to place collected eggs in.
There will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny. More information is available by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at 301-759-6636.
Same sex marriage rallies planned
CUMBERLAND — An organization that supports same-sex marriage is planning rallies at the courthouses in Keyser and Cumberland.
The rallies coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of two cases on same-sex marriage. The cases concern the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in that state, said Heather Harman, a spokeswoman for Cumberlandsetusfree.
The Keyser rally will take place today outside the courthouse from 7 to 9 p.m. The Mineral County Courthouse is located at 150 Armstrong St.
The Cumberland rally is planned for Monday at the Allegany County Courthouse on Washington Street, also from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Easter egg hunt Friday
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Overturned tanker upsets Oakland
OAKLAND — Two large commercial wreckers were being used at mid-afternoon Wednesday to upright a tanker full of liquid propane that overturned several hours earlier in downtown Oakland and forced evacuation of the business district.
Park Service opens Canal Classrooms
CUMBERLAND – The National Park Service held a ribbon-cutting event Wednesday for a new program called Canal Classrooms, which will offer students pre-K through fifth grade accredited classwork on the Canal Place grounds.
Eversole named 2014 Kelley Award winner
KEYSER, W.Va. — Keyser High School senior Cody Eversole was named this year’s J. Edward Kelley Award winner during a ceremony Wednesday morning at Potomac State College.
The award is presented to an outstanding male student-athlete in each year’s senior class.
South Cumberland home rebuilt after fire
CUMBERLAND — A South Cumberland home destroyed by fire last July was given a second chance recently after the owner decided he wanted to remain a part of the neighborhood and had his house rebuilt.
Mineral BOE gives $18K to library
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to give the Keyser-Mineral County Public Library $18,000 for fiscal 2015 and to give the Piedmont library an additional $1,000 out of carryover funds.
Local family says hosting New York City children in summer is ‘wonderful experience’
CUMBERLAND — Sonya and Christopher Morgan of Cumberland always planned on a hosting a child through The Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Host Family Program. “Christopher always said once we had kids of our own we were going to do it. When our son turned 6 we said, ‘OK, let’s do it,’” said Sonya.
City, county officials to talk baseball at work session
CUMBERLAND — During today’s Allegany County Commission work session, a proposal to study the possibility of bringing a professional-level baseball team to the area will be vetted again, this time with participants from the city of Cumberland.
Report: High-quality child care lacking in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Child care programs of minimum or unrated quality are watching over about 93 percent of West Virginia children enrolled in them, a report released Wednesday said.
Hinebaugh seeks Garrett County commissioner post
Jim Hinebaugh recently announced his candidacy for Garrett County commissioner. A Garrett County native and lifelong Republican, Hinebaugh graduated from Southern High School and attended Frostburg State University before entering the U.S. Army via the draft. After serving as an enlisted member, Hinebaugh completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He retired as a colonel/06 in 1995 with almost 29 years of service including eight years overseas.
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