Garrett candidate questions due

MCHENRY — Questions to be asked during a Garrett County candidates forum sponsored by the Legislative Committee of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce are due to the chamber no later than Saturday.

They should be e-mailed to or call 301-387-2050.

The forum will be held Aug. 28 in the Garrett College auditorium. Candidates for both the Sept. 14 primary election and Nov. 2 general election have been invited.

The schedule for the forum will be as follows:

• Sheriff, 10 to 11 a.m.

• County commissioner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• House of Delegates, 1 to 1:30 p.m.

• Senate, 1:30 to 2 p.m.

• Register of wills, 2 to 3 p.m.


Trail riders offered special train rate

CUMBERLAND — At the request of the Mountain Maryland Trails Board of Directors, a new partnership has been developed with the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad to build tourism and increase train revenue while promoting the benefits of trail usage.

For the remainder of the weekend train season, riders who want to take their bikes to Frostburg and enjoy a leisurely downhill trip back into Cumberland along the Great Allegheny Passage will experience a 50 percent savings in carrier fees when purchasing tickets 48 hours in advance.

The offer is only available through the reservation center at 800-TRAIN50.

The railroad has the capacity to handle approximately 60 bikes per excursion although space is restricted during October weekends when 600 passengers take advantage of the fall foliage excursions.

The promotion applies to Mountain Thunder runs every Thursday through Sunday with an 11:30 a.m. departure until Dec. 19.


Free Family Fishing Program Saturday

FARMINGTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Family Fishing Program hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tub Run Campground on Youghiogheny Lake.

Participants will learn basic fishing skills like knot-tying, casting, baiting the hook and taking a fish off the hook. No fishing license is required and all equipment will be provided. Adults must bring a child to participate.


Dogs up for adoption at Bark in the Park

CUMBERLAND — Dogs will be available for adoption during Bark in the Park! on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. in Constitution Park.

The Animal Shelter Management Foundation and the Animal Welfare Society will be set up with literature and information on a variety of animal topics. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that animal shelters care for 6 million to 8 million dogs and cats every year and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized.

Ark of Hope Rescue and the Allegany County Animal Shelter will have dogs ready for adoption.

The event includes a performance by Shanty Irish.


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