DEAR DOCTOR: What’s going on with that outbreak of lung disease that’s hitting people who vape? Our 20-year-old son and a lot of his friends vape sometimes, and we’re getting worried.

OAKLAND — Alasha Hunt, the clinical documentation specialist at Garrett Regional Medical Center, was awarded a certificate of recognition for her dedication to the patients of GRMC in conjunction with Clinical Documentation Integrity Week.

• Creative Needles meeting, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Park Place United Methodist Church, LaVale. Members may bring a show and tell item and anyone with small quilts for Jane’s Place should bring them. Amy Childers will give a demonstration on landscape quilting.

DR. WALLACE: I know you love pets. I do, too! But my sister’s puppy is driving me nuts. It barks when I’m trying to sleep or study or eat. It nips at my ankles several times a day. It’s not my job to entertain her puppy all day or show it how to act. But what makes it worse is that the puppy…

CUMBERLAND — The We Are Fort Hill Committee has been working in partnership with Allegany County Public Schools maintenance department to improve the Fort Hill veterans memorial located near Greenway Avenue Stadium.

• Valley High School class of 1956, lunch, Oct. 10, noon, Traditions Restaurant, Meyersdale, Pa. Call Darlene, 301-729-1321, or Martha, 301-689-1577, for further information.

DEAR AMY: My grandfather is well-off. He saved and spent very little throughout his life. For many years, he has promised my mother and me that we would receive a sizable inheritance. My grandmother died several years ago, and we are the only close family members he has left.

• Beall High School class of 1966 lunch, Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m., Sand Springs Saloon & Steakhouse, Frostburg.

DR. WALLACE: I am currently attending a local community college. I am a music education major. After graduation, I hope to become a high school music teacher. So, here’s my problem. At this time, many school districts are cutting back on sports and arts programs, which include music.

September is an amazing month. It is my wife’s birthday month, my birthday month and, most importantly, it is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Several years ago, a little girl in my church, Haley House, died from brain cancer at the age of 9. In our region now, there are many children facin…

CUMBERLAND — The application process for a Maryland wear and carry permit will be transitioned from a handwritten paper application to the online licensing portal beginning Oct. 1, the Maryland State Police announced.

CUMBERLAND —  The Maryland Department of Agriculture is working with the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology to develop a statewide strategic plan for Maryland agriculture.

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.

FROSTBURG — Frostburg State University will celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with events Sept. 17 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Lewis J. Ort Library.

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GRANTSVILLE - Sam Lewis Mittwede Sr., 79, died Sept. 16, 2019, at home. Friends received New Hope Christian Church, 176 Springs Road, Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Church services Friday, 11 a.m. with Pastor Don DeMars.