CUMBERLAND — McClintock Distilling of Frederick will host a discussion class on whiskey, including how it is made, classifications and barrel aging led by Braeden Bumpers, co-founder and head distiller, during the George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest, scheduled for June 12 from 6 to 10 p…

BEDFORD, Pa. — The Off Pitt Street Theatre Company, 110 W. Pitt St., is closed to comply with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 orders.

CUMBERLAND — McClintock Distilling, a regular participant in the annual George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest, is making hand sanitizer in bulk in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK — The ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. What is now being called the “Year of the Woman” will also unfold at the Victorian Chautauqua in Mountain Lake Park on July 11 and 12.

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Novice or professional photographers can enter for the chance to win cash and other prizes.

MCHENRY — The Garrett Trails Taste of Garrett County planning committee met recently with local restaurant owners and managers to plan this year’s Taste of Garrett County and Race up the Face trail building fundraiser.

Art exhibit includes reception, sale to benefit Fort Ashby Library

OAKLAND — The Youghiogheny Glades Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will present an evening of history and dinner May 2 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The catered buffet will feature ham and baked steak with side dishes and dessert. Tickets are …

BEDFORD, Pa. — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, located in Anderson House at 137 E. Pitt St., has installed its new exhibit, “All Color/No Color,” from SAMA’s Education Collection, featuring works from a variety of regional and local artists.

BOONSBORO — Interstate Festival Group, LLC recently announced its Interstate Blues Fest will run in conjunction with the seventh installment of the Interstate Wine Fest June 12 from 4 to 10 p.m. and June 13 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Washington County Ag Ed Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.

KEYSER, W.Va. — Local maple sugar producers will be participating later this month in a statewide celebration of “all things maple,” according to Ashley Centofonti, executive director of the Mineral County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

BEDFORD, Pa. — Barry H. Newborn, president of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, has announced the appointment of Sarah E. Henrich to the position of director and senior curator for the Central Southwestern Regional Museum.

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BALTIMORE - Sarah Avirett Hoover, 76, of Baltimore, formerly of Cumberland, died Tuesday, March 24. Mrs. Hoover was born and raised in Cumberland and was a 1962 graduate of Allegany High School. She was the daughter of the late James and Sarah (Sharp) Avirett. Mrs. Hoover graduated from the …

CUMBERLAND - Sandra Kay "Sandy" Chirdon, age 69, of Cumberland, died on March 26, 2020. Born in Frostburg, on March 8, 1951, she was the beloved daughter of the late Myrle W. Layton and Lois E. Myers Layton. Sandra grew up in the Finzel area and graduated from Beall High School in Frostburg …

SEBRING, Fla. - George T. McDowell Jr. passed Sunday, March 15, 2020. Survivors: Wife, Kathy Enlow McDowell, and children, Elaine Roberts, Joseph McDowell. Preceded in death by parents, George and Reba (Arthur) McDowell; son, Tom McDowell.