Cumberland Times-News

April 30, 2013

News Briefs - 05/01/2013

Cumberland Times-News

Student added to principal’s list

LAVALE — Gregory Jackson, fifth-grader at Parkside Elementary School, has been added to the principal’s list for third quarter.


Comments sought on new high school

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Public School System will hold a public visioning session for the new Allegany High School project May 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Allegany High School auditorium.

Grimm & Parker Architects will lead a discussion to gain public input and will present thoughts and im-ages regarding sustainability, learning environments and spaces that inspire teaching and learning.

A brief recap of the feasibility study conducted in 2011 will be reviewed to describe the site for the new high school to be built at the former Braddock Hospital campus.

Attendees are asked to respond to Mia Cross, public information officer for the school system, via email at by May 13.

Comments on the project may be sent to  


Lighthouse will hold open house

CUMBERLAND — Lighthouse Christian Academy, 2020 Bedford St., an outreach of Central Assembly of God, will hold an open house for new students for the 2013-14 term Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The school offers a biblically integrated education for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, including pre-K and day care.

Gary Stein, the new administrator, will be present and participants may visit classrooms and speak to the teachers.

For additional information, call the church office at 301-777-7375.


Law foundation receives award

CUMBERLAND — The Allegany Law Foundation has received an award symbolizing recognition and appreciation of its pro bono efforts by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. “Your organization’s contribution has truly been exemplary and we are thrilled to recognize your service publicly,” wrote Sharon Goldsmith, executive director of the resource center, in a letter to foundation members.

The 2013 Maryland Pro Bono Service Award awards ceremony will be held June 16 at the Maryland Bar Association’s annual meeting in Ocean City. Pro bono legal work is reduced or free legal work offered to the public, usually aimed to help lower-income individuals with legal problems.

In 1997, Allegany Law Foundation Inc. was organized by the Bar Association of Allegany County to provide civil legal services to senior and low-income residents.


ACM to celebrate Law Day this week

CUMBERLAND — The criminal justice program and the C2J Student Association of Allegany College of Maryland will celebrate Law Day on Friday.

Area law enforcement agencies and representatives of federal law enforcement will staff tables in the College Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will exhibit weapons, cruisers, educational materials and other tools of their trade for students and the community to examine.

For more information, contact Lisa Hoston, associate professor of criminal justice, at 301-784-5172.