April 23, 2013
Dianna Heim, author of “Cumberland Valley Barns,” along with Phillip Schaff, photographer for the book, will be speaking at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road. The event is sponsored by the Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny and is open to the public.
April 21, 2013
Lynn and Rick Bibbee's story is one of hope and heart. It's a story about caring and compassion and taking dedication to a whole different level. It's about putting their efforts into preserving a place where all of God's creatures, big and small, exist in harmony. It's about saving a zoo. A few years ago, the Hagerstown couple didn't even know Tri-State Zoological Park existed in Cumberland, Md. - despite the fact that they had lived there for many years. But during a visit to the area last March, Rick Bibbee picked up a local magazine and spotted a discount coupon for admission to the zoo. When he returned home, he shared the information with his wife and the two decided to make it a destination.
April 19, 2013
DelFest will be Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, May 26 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. This year's lineup features more than 28 bands including two sets from the Trey Anastasio Band. DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the legacy of Del McCoury's music, while creating a forum for musical collaborations and to showcase new talent with a down-home feeling. DelFest will also feature music from the Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Masters of Bluegrass, Keller Williams with More Than a Little, Leftover Salmon, and more. The complete lineup is available at Lineup.Delfest.com . For more information, go to DelFest.com .
April 14, 2013
With Catherine “Katie” Stevens' 99th birthday behind her, the calendar is closing in on her centennial birthday. March 13 marked the last birthday Stevens's age could be counted in double digits. She said she received many floral arrangements, more than 50 cards and was still scheduling lunch dates to celebrate with friends. Stevens still lives independently, occasionally drives, flies annually to visit her granddaughter in Florida and plays the organ at her church, Washington Square United Methodist in Hagerstown.
April 12, 2013
"American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington and others will perform a Cabin Fever benefit concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Md. A family fun day will precede the concert from noon to 3 p.m. The concert will benefit Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Call 301-759-0550 or go to www.woodsetter.com .
April 9, 2013
Peter Daly, 74, of Hagerstown, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at his home. Born Jan. 2, 1939, in Far Rockaway, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Marie (Munzell) Daly. Mr. Daly was a eight-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Veterans Administration after 27 years of service, part of which he served as coordinator for developing the Cumberland, Md., VA clinic. He was a member of the American Legion, Improved Order of Red Men, Red Men Riders Club and ABATE Motorcycle Club.
April 4, 2013
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter's new home at 5051 Letterkenny Road West officially was dedicated Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The move from the former shelter at 2325 Country Road to the new $3 million, state-of-the-art facility at Letterkenny Army Depot was complete on Jan. 31. More than 100 people, including elected officials as well as community and business leaders, gathered outside the shelter's new home for its formal dedication....
April 2, 2013
Walter Dean Logsdon Jr., 62 of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the V.A. Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Sept. 17, 1950, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Walter Dean Logsdon Sr. and Lillian Starkey Logsdon. He served in Vietnam during his service in the U.S. Marines. He was previously employed with Grove Manufacturing, Flameless Heating and Supply, Pettit and Griffin, and Pangborn Corp. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. He was a member of AMVETS and Antietam Fire Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and the Washington Redskins.
March 27, 2013
Evelyn Genevieve Dawson, 81, of Cumberland, Md., died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born June 8, 1931, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late John J. Thomas Summers and Emma Jane (French) Summers. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Putnam, Elizabeth Adams and Jane Sherald. Mrs. Dawson was Protestant by faith. She was a former member of the Homemakers Club, Frederick. Mrs. Dawson had also been a volunteer at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
March 17, 2013
About 50 area postal workers ignored Sunday afternoon's windswept cold to protest plans by the U.S. Postal Service to close mail processing plants in Martinsburg and Cumberland, Md., and to end Saturday mail delivery. Postal union members from the Eastern Panhandle; Washington, Allegany, Garrett, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland; Winchester, Va., and Baltimore joined the protest in front of Ryan's Grill Buffet and Bakery on Foxcroft Avenue. Phil Jones, president of the American Postal Workers Union Local 513 in Cumberland, was one of several spokespeople at the rally, dubbed Save Your Post Office.