Choral festival will not be held today
FROSTBURG — The Allegany County Choral Festival scheduled for today at Mountain Ridge High School has been canceled.
School board holds special session
CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Board of Education will hold a special work session Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Central Office, 108 Washington St.
The legislative audit will be reviewed and the superintendent’s proposed budget will be presented.
Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesdays
CUMBERLAND — Celebrate Recovery, which is a biblically balanced approach to help people overcome personal issues, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Grace Memorial Community Church located on Bishop Walsh Drive in Cumberland.
At these meetings, individuals meet together to work through the Christ-centered 12 steps and recovery principles found in the Beattitudes.
Transportation and child care are available upon request by calling the church office at 301-777-1670. Please call by Sunday to make arrangements. More information is available on the church website at www.gracememorial.net.
Weekend bridge work continues
CUMBERLAND — Exit 43B on Interstate 68, which is the westbound ramp to Industrial Boulevard, will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. so that a platform can be built as part of the renovation of the Crosstown Bridge, according to the State Highway Administration.
Neighborhood watch invites residents
CUMBERLAND — The North End Neighborhood Watch will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. and has issued an invitation to West Side residents as well.
The meeting will be held at Cumberland Neighborhood Services, 400 N. Mechanic St.
Mountain Ridge adds honor student
FROSTBURG — Ninth-grader Lucas Lowery has been named to the Mountain Ridge High School A-B honor roll. He was inadvertently omitted from the earlier list.
Choral festival will not be held today
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Rudolph’s Reading Wonderland, an event to promote reading and literacy using activities that children and their families can enjoy, was held Friday evening at the Cumberland YMCA’s Gilchrist Center on Baltimore Avenue.
South Africans sing, dance, cry for Nelson Mandela
Themba Radebe spun slowly in a circle.
First he pointed his cellphone camera at a group of children chanting Nelson Mandela’s name as they waved posters of the anti-apartheid champion. Then pivoting to his right, Radebe aimed his camera at a swaying group of adults who sang in Zulu while rocking and clapping.
Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors
Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over.
Foul-mouthed county employee placed on leave
A man who said he’s planning to run for county commission was cut off during the public comment period of Thursday’s Allegany County Commission meeting after twice using variations of the “F” word.
Powerful winter storm intensifies
With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot’s mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil well in North Dakota’s booming oil patch.
On palm trees and beaches, in fact.
Clarysville fire chief allegedly misused funds
Another Allegany County volunteer fire department is facing difficulties.
Hunter Douglas adding 250 workers by summer
The Hunter Douglas fabrication plant in the North Branch Industrial Park will add 250 jobs by July as the window fashion manufacturer gears up to meet the demands of customers for its products.
Telecommunications company expanding Frostburg workforce
Hamilton Relay, a leading telecommunications relay and captioned telephone services provider, announced Thursday that it is expanding its workforce at its Frostburg center.
Nelson Mandela, former South African president, anti-apartheid leader, dies at 95
Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness.
South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.
Casino funds may go to scholarships
Allegany County commissioners plan to use new revenue coming to the county from slots operations at Rocky Gap Casino & Resort to fund a number of initiatives.
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