DEAR DR. FOX: Your recent piece about the effects of climate change is very helpful because it tells the public about the microeffects that climate change is having on the local environments that our pets inhabit.

• Allegany High School class of 1958 lunch, Nov. 26, 11:30 a.m., Sand Springs Saloon & Steakhouse, Frostburg. For reservations, call Darlene, 301 729-6798.

CUMBERLAND — Bonnie Troxell of Cumberland was one of nine members of the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association who was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, which honors senior citizens who have made exemplary contributions to society.

DEAR DOCTOR: I’ve been eating a vegan diet for about a year. My mom says she read that vegans don’t get enough choline, and that’s dangerous. Is this true? What is choline, and where does it come from?

• Cumberland Outdoor Club meeting Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at the club. Members to vote on expenditure exceeding $3,000.

MCHENRY — Jennifer Christophel, professional ballroom dancer and owner of the Balanced Body Pilates Studio in McHenry, and her celebrity partner, Mike Manatos, recently won the DC’s Dancing Stars Gala mirrorball trophy at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

DR. WALLACE: I am very self-conscious about my weight. I try to eat healthy, nutritious foods. That means a lot a fruits and vegetables. I stay away from bread because I’ve heard that most types of bread are terribly fattening. This is a pain because I really like bread and I miss it a lot! …

• Sears retirees and former employees meeting, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m., Sand Springs Saloon & Steakhouse, Frostburg.

DEAR AMY: My mother and younger sister have had a strained relationship since we were kids. They both fall into some pretty toxic behaviors, and refuse to acknowledge or apologize for their intentionally hurtful behavior, instead preferring to view themselves solely as the innocent victim in…

CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the Farm Service Agency County Committee elections.

WESTERNPORT — The Marsh family held a reunion at the Westernport Church of the Brethren that brought together family members from four of the six children of Barbour and Lucy (Grigsby) Marsh.

• Fort Hill High School class of 1959 luncheon, Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m., Hobo’s Restaurant, Hyndman, Pa. For information, call 240-362-7171.

CUMBERLAND — The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention announced a successful month for the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network. During October, MCIN coalition members collaborated on a number of ongoing operations that have interrupted the flow of drugs throughout Maryland as…

DEAR AMY: I work in a small cafe. We serve a lot of visitors from out of town, have a good reputation and good reviews online, and are often very busy.

DEAR DOCTOR: One of the moms in our carpool had to drop out because she has a frozen shoulder. I’ve never heard of that. What is it, and how did she get it?

This Week's Circulars


HYNDMAN, Pa. - Mary Ann Topper, 79, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Memorial service Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Hyndman. Full obituary in Saturday's newspaper. www.ZeiglerFuneralHome. com.

WILEY FORD, W.Va. - Carter William Chase, beloved son of Ryan and Lyndsie (Lee) Chase, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Nov. 1, 2019. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his grandparents, Kevin and Christine Chase, Barb Lee and David Winebrenner, and David and Dawn Lee; …