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March 18, 2013

In Brief - 03/19/2013

School readiness fair Saturday at mall

LAVALE — The Allegany County Judy Center, in partnership with HRDC Head Start and Early Head Start, will host its annual School Readiness Fair at the Country Club Mall, center court, Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The event strives to educate parents of children from birth to age 5 on the importance of early childhood educational experiences.

Education, health and community resource professionals will be on hand for the duration of the fair to answer questions parents may have regarding early childhood issues. Parents will also have the opportunity to register their children for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and Head Start programs.

For more information, contact the Judy Center at 301-689-8532 or visit the website at or  contact HRDC Head Start and Early Head Start at 301-876-9081.

Archeological society   to hear from re-enactors

 LAVALE — The Western Maryland Chapter of the Archeological Society will meet Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the LaVale Library.

 Deb and  Joe Topinka will speak about the experience of being a re-enactor, their uniforms, weapons, camp life and compare this to the actual life of the common soldier during the Civil War. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Two $1M Powerball tickets sold in Maryland

BALTIMORE — Two $1 million winners were sold in Maryland in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, according to state lottery officials.

The second-tier tickets were sold at Giant in Dundalk and at the Thunderhead Bowl and Grill in Taneytown. The retailers will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the tickets.

 The lucky second-tier winners matched all five white balls, missing only the Powerball number. The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 3, 7, 21, 44, 53 and Powerball was 16. The winners have 182 days to claim the prize. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, making Wednesday’s drawing worth $260 million.

City to recommend block grant projects

CUMBERLAND — The city of Cumberland will hold a public hearing at the mayor and council’s April 9 meeting at 6:15 p.m. to recommend Community Development Block Grant projects for submittal in the 2013 Action Plan.

A 30-day public comment period will begin Friday for review of the projects that are proposed for funding in fiscal 2014, which begins July 1.  The city will receive approximately $600,000 in CDBG funds.  

Final adoption of the plan will occur at the April 23 mayor and council meeting.

Questions may be directed to Jay Oliver at 301-759-6433 or Lee Borror at 301-759-6437.

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