Davis Memorial United Methodist Church members Betty Pannone, and Brenda Twigg slice apples to prepare them for making apple butter. Every Wednesday and Thursday for five weeks during the fall, church members and friends use about 65 bushels of apples per week to produce around 200 galons of the spread. This was the final week of the process, concluding the 77th year that the church has been making apple butter, according to members.
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Del McCoury and family perform during benefit for new animal shelter
Del McCoury and his musical family spent the day in Cumberland on Thursday to do a round of advance media publicity for this year’s 7th annual DelFest and to perform at a benefit to raise funds for a new Allegany Animal Shelter.
Protective order bill clears House with unanimous vote
A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote on Thursday.
Md. revenues $238M less than projected
Maryland lawmakers will be wrestling with a bigger budget problem than they expected, after officials revised the state’s revenues down by about $238 million on Thursday for the current fiscal year and the next.
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Police seek girl missing after homicide at Dundalk home
Police searched Thursday for an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing after her mother was found slain in their home in Dundalk.
Central Hampshire PSD backs off on loan request
Central Hampshire Public Service District’s five-member board Wednesday night voted unanimously to rescind its request for the West Virginia Public Service Commission to approve a $75,000 loan from the Hampshire County Development Authority.
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Senator: Technology warrants new privacy laws
Sen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via cellphones and license plates, so Maryland needs stricter protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology.
Crossword, Celebrity Cipher return to comics page
The Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle and Celebrity Cipher are back on our comics page, effective today.
“We received considerable feedback from our readers, telling us they prefer the L.A. Times puzzle and Celebrity Cipher.
Weekend time change brings call to change smoke detector batteries
In anticipation of daylight-saving time beginning in the early morning hours of March 9, the state fire marshal is urging Marylanders to “Change Your Clock — Change Your Battery” in both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.
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