OAKLAND — Kara Taylor didn’t expect to need the assistance of the Garrett County Home Health program, but when a complication from gallbladder surgery left the 29-year-old with an abdominal drain for a week, the program was what allowed her to come home sooner.

• Fort Hill High School class of 1964 dinner, July 16, 5 p.m., Hobo’s Restaurant, Hyndman, Pa.

DEAR DOCTOR: Recently, my skin became irritated and started blistering. I was diagnosed with lichen planus, which I’m told is pretty common. What is it? How can people deal with the irritation and itchiness it causes?

DEAR AMY: I’ve very recently started writing about my life, sharing my story with my friends, family, and people in my community.

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Flight 93 National Memorial recently opened a special exhibit, Memories from the Memorial — Looking Back 2001-2011, at the Flight 93 Learning Center.

• Biser/Rogers family, Aug. 11, 1 p.m., Beaver Run Church of the Brethren.

DR. WALLACE: You keep saying that sex breaks up more relationships than it makes stronger. But my guy and I now are blissfully in love because we make love almost every time we go out. We are both 18, and it’s easy for us to hook up regularly since he has a van with a bed in the back! We jus…

FROSTBURG — Mountain Ridge High School announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period of the school year.

I’ve preached my last sermon on patience. As it turns out, the process was too revealing of my pent-up anger and sometimes hostility toward almost everything.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at the Palace

• Valley High School class of 1955 dinner, July 26, 5 p.m., Sand Springs Saloon & Steakhouse, Frostburg. For reservations, call JoAnn, 301-338-2241.

The streets of Frostburg and many of its buildings and businesses were once again swamped with young mateys during Pirates Ahoy! held Wednesday.

 Editor’s note: Each week “Miner Recollections” will spotlight Georges Creek coal heritage, and the sacrifices made by those who mined it, by drawing upon biographical sketches, family narratives and historical research.The deaths of two miners, David E. Lewis and Henry Ellis, caused quite a…

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland State Police, along with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, are reminding motorists to take simple steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen.

DEAR AMY: I recently took my two granddaughters (ages 13 and 15) to Paris for their first trip overseas.

DEAR DOCTOR: How bad are cleaning products for our lungs? My mom keeps talking about a news story that said chemicals in cleaning products are as dangerous as cigarettes. Is my clean kitchen killing me?

• City of Cumberland retirees breakfast, July 18, 9 a.m., Rock of Ages Restaurant. Questions, call Harvey, 301-777-0339.

BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department joins only two other university police departments in the nation with a K-9 comfort dog program. “Officer” Lexi, an Australian shepherd mix, is the department’s first resident comfort dog.

DEAR READERS: Dry food is dangerous for cats. Too many people assume that if it’s for sale, it must be good for their pets. Ditching dry cat food may be the most important decision a person can make for their cat. For details, visit: feline-nutrition.org/health/species-inappropriate-the-dang…

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CUMBERLAND - Martha Lee Martin Zollner of Cumberland, mother of Robert Martin Jr. and Larry Martin, died July 12, 2019. The Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, is handling arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.