NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary of Cresaptown has been a longtime supporter of the UPMC Western Maryland Schwab Family Cancer Center. Kathy Hare, past president and trustee of the auxiliary, is a lymphoma survivor and has organized several fundraisers to benefit the Breast Cancer Pat…
CUMBERLAND — Maryland’s 13 heritage areas, funded through the Maryland Department of Planning and overseen by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.4 billion in fiscal 2019, according to a recent economic contribution analysis. …
BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job — on Twitter.
JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who didn’t pay her water bill has been charged with felonies including the use of weapons of mass destruction after she burned three municipal workers with acidic drain cleaner as they tried to restore her service, authorities said.
CUMBERLAND — Allegany College of Maryland was recently recognized as a Pump It Up Challenge winner by the American Red Cross. The program celebrates high-achieving blood drive sponsors that have grown the number of blood donations collected in their community significantly to help hospital p…
OAKLAND — Garrett Lake Arts Festival has sponsored several virtual learning experiences for Garrett County Public Schools this academic year.
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GRANTSVILLE — The world is about to get a little smaller for students at Grantsville and Crellin elementary schools. Tracie Miller, principal at Grantsville Elementary, and Dana McCauley, principal at Crellin Elementary, recently participated in a Zoom meeting with Ngesi Mphanthi, principal …
LONDON — A collection of teeter-totters that briefly allowed children on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border wall to play together has won a prize from London’s Design Museum.
CUMBERLAND — Gov. Larry Hogan has established the Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission to coordinate the observance of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War and founding of the United States.
CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied f…
FROSTBURG — Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland nursing programs are among eight Maryland universities and nine community colleges to receive a portion of $1.3 million faculty funding from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to continue increasing Maryland’s acad…
NEW YORK — At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt. The language used by the American media to describe the Jan. 6 Capitol siege proves one thing whatever your perspective: Word…
Youghiogheny Glades Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Regent Denise Shay visits Northern Garrett High School after assisting with the purchase of a white board to enhance virtual learning. The chapter strives to support the DAR objectives of historic preservation,…
NEW YORK — The opening images of the documentary “MLK/FBI” include footage from the 1963 march on the Washington Mall that, today, is all the more striking for the protesters’ peacefulness.
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FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Edward William Willison, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Devlin Manor. Visitation Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, Friday noon to 1 p.m. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment Fort Ashby Cemetery.
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