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 http://www.acps.allconet.org/news_details.php?NewsID=785# 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.
School readiness fair Saturday at mall
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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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