Spruce Forest Artisan Village at Penn Alps hosted its annual holiday event, Christmas in the Village, on Friday. The event continues today from noon to 8 p.m. Resident artisans and guest artists will demonstrate their crafts and offer them for sale. Music will be performed in the Village Church. The event also will include hands-on activities for children. Visitors can stroll through the towering Norway spruce trees, among the historic cabins decorated with greenery and lights. Stanton’s (grist) Mill, Fernwood Soap and Penn Alps Restaurant will be open during the event. Also open will be the House of Yoder and the Compton One-room Schoolhouse, where children may make pine cone bird feeders and decorate cookies. Visitors may try their hands at pottery in the Riverview Clay Studio below the Village Pottery. For directions or event information, call 301-895-3332 or visit www.spruceforest.org.
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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.
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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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