Dear mayor and city of Cumberland:
I had the privilege on New Year’s Eve to attend the celebration at the Allegany County Museum, accompanied by my 10-year old granddaughter, Jocelyn Barrett.
With only one exception, the first year, we have attended the ball drop every year. This was the first time we ventured to the entertainment.
Joe Kennedy, the magician, was outstanding. His humor and slight of hand were excellent. Jocelyn was amazed, as was I, and very excited when she got to help several times during the performance.
I had never had the opportunity to attend a performance by Ricky Howsare and was absolutely astonished at his magnificent voice. He, too, was a very awesome entertainer. His selection of song genre pleased both elderly and young alike.
I didn’t realize such talent existed in the great city of Cumberland!
The ball drop was spectacular as were the fireworks. It was a most exciting introduction to 2014. From a grandma of 63 years to the granddaughter of 10, there was wonderful entertainment for all. God has surely blessed us all!
Dear mayor and city of Cumberland:
Please return valuable items taken from woman’s parked van
On July 8 at 2:33 p.m. my 16-year-old granddaughter Caitlyn Cook and I arrived at Children’s Medical Group for a 3 p.m. appointment.
File this one under the We Thought We’d Heard Everything category: A man who attempted the armed robbery of a pizza shop is now suing the pizzeria and the employees who tackled him and wrestled his gun away during the holdup.
Legion honor guard available to honor veterans at their funerals
We in the honor guard of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion, performed 196 veterans service in 2013.
The idea of fracturing for natural gas makes many people anxious about potential harmful effects. For that reason alone, it is incumbent on Maryland government to require full disclosure of chemicals used in the process.
Remember, we’re not immune to extinction
I’d like to pose a theoretical scenario to Cal Thomas.
If a medical specialist said, “Cal, you’ve got a serious physical problem. Do nothing and you’ll die soon. Follow my prescription, which involves certain life-style changes, and there’s a good probability you’ll live, even if your life may be a bit more constrained than now.”
America has three branches of government for good reasons
“Mikulski Calls for Continued Action to Protect Women's Health Following Dangerous Supreme Court Decision” is the heading you will find on Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s website.
Tell legislators to do what is right for America’s vets
Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? It is anyone’s guess, however certainly not the Freedom and Liberty we enjoy.
Opposition and inclusion understood
Those of you who have been here before know how I feel about the late great Len Bias, who I will remember foremost as Leonard Bias, the polite, spindly Bambi-eyed kid from Hyattsville’s Northwestern High School, who could throw a dunk through the floor, yet had the most beautiful jump shot I have ever seen.
Have you noticed, in your travels, that the front end of a police cruiser usually protrudes a bit more than you would expect when the officer has it parked behind another vehicle on the side of the road?
Use local workers in building new Baltimore Pike travel stop
As a delegate to the Maryland General Assembly representing Allegany County, and specifically the City of Cumberland, I welcome you to our community as you prepare to construct a Love’s Travel Stop at the above referenced location (on Baltimore Pike).
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