What’s Happening

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Farm Fresh Is Best! Cumberland Farmers Market every Thursday, 9:30am – 1pm   through the end of October. 

The debut of the temporary public art project, A Mazing City takes place Saturday, October 2, from 2:00-6:00PM on the grounds of Canal Place. Members of the artist team, Arts Council staff, and the ArtLab will be onsite for the event, along with a few special surprises. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive art project of their own, explore the maze-like structure, and create videos and photos to share using social media, #amazingcitymd. A Mazing City will consist of large, colorful panels in shapes that celebrate Cumberland Maryland‘s architectural assets in a bright and artful way.

Great Allegany Run Set for October 2 – The 39th Annual Great Allegany Run will be held on Saturday, October 2, and will benefit the Allegany County Habitat for Humanity. The 15K race begins at 8:00 am at Mason’s Lodge in Mount Savage and ends on Centre Street on the Downtown Cumberland Mall. A 5K race also begins at 8:00 am in front of the Queen City Creamery in Cumberland. After the race, the awards ceremony will be held at Mezzo’s on Centre Street and runners will enjoy food, drinks and prize drawings. Online registration is at runsignup.com/RACE/MD/Cumberland/GreatAlleganyRun. Registration will also be held at the Smith Building at 111 South George Street in Cumberland from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, from 6:00 – 7:00 am.

Not So Spooky Ghost Tours – October 7 – 28, 7:30-8:30 pm. Bishop Walsh Spartan Theatre presents Not So Spooky Ghost Tours. Join us for a candlelit walking tour that you will remember fondly for years to come! Tours are based on donations to the Bishop Walsh Theatre Department. Spots are filling up quickly! The tour start location will be sent prior to the performance. Sign up today. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bishop-walsh-spartan-theatre-presents-not-so-spooky-ghost-tours-tickets-168983782041

“Too Toxic to Trash” collection event, hosted by the Allegany County Recycling Office, will provide a way to get rid of any household hazardous waste you’ve been holding on to. The event will take place on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Allegany County Fairgrounds (11490 Moss Avenue in Cumberland), and will provide free disposal of common household wastes requiring special disposal. This includes common items from your house such as left-over gasoline, oil, fluids, automotive batteries, chemicals, cleaners, pesticides/herbicides, glues & adhesives.  It is important that all materials be brought in their original containers – do not mix or consolidate any products. Additionally, paint will be accepted for recycling for a fee of $3 per container (payment will be accepted on-site).  Only Latex paint in its original container with the OEM label will be accepted.   Sizes accepted are a quart, 1-gallon or 5-gallon buckets.  For more details, please visit https://gov.allconet.org/1639/Too-Toxic-To-Trash-Event.

Allegany County Animal Shelter Pet Adoption and Vaccination Clinic at Thomas Subaru. Thomas Cumberland LOVES pets! Allegany County Animal Shelter will have cute cats and dogs at the dealership for adoption on Saturday, October 23rd 11am-2pm. Rabies vaccinations will also be available for your own pet for $5 from 11am-1pm.

While you’re here, enjoy:

  • • Adoption Specials
  • • FREE Pet ID Tags
  • • Giveaways
  • • Light Refreshments
  • • A Live Broadcast from QZK
  • • $5 Rabies Vaccination for Your Pet (11am-1pm)

ACAS is always in need of supplies, so feel free to bring a donation such as food, treats, collars, litter, and more to the event. We hope to see you there.

 

HIRING

Work for the Library – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

POSITION: Service Specialist PART-TIME up to 14 hours a week

SALARY RANGE: Grade 3, $12.68 – $17.75 per hour.

NATURE OF WORK: Provides direct service to library patrons. Work involves circulation desk functions such as circulating materials using an automated circulation system, shelf maintenance, periodicals maintenance, and keeping basic library statistics. Must be able to work flexible and varied days/hours depending on scheduling changes.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to communicate effectively, accept direction, follow instructions, and work well with others. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to learn the general rules and regulations of the library systems. Ability to make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures. Experience with computers and other common office equipment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma. Two years of experience in related field or trade. Or a combination of suitable education and experience may be substituted. Reliable means to travel to varied work locations required.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items and equipment related to successful performance of job. Evening and weekend work will be required. Significant standing, walking, moving, carrying, bending, reaching and handling, pushing, and pulling. Requires physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift and carry (up to 25 lbs.) over 60% of the time and extensive use of a computer terminal. Ability to work with limited supervision. Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situations. This position may require the employee to work in multiple locations. Must be able to work flexible and varied days/hours depending on scheduling changes.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, Sep 24, 2021

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a letter of application and resume with names and contact information for three (3) current references by 9/24/2021 to Andrea Everett, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502, or email: aeverett@alleganycountylibrary.info

Allegany County Library System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Mezzos in Cumberland, MD is looking for one cook to join our team. We are located on 114 S Centre Street. Our ideal candidate is self-driven, motivated, and reliable. Responsibilities Set up workstations Cook dishes to business standards Follow health and safety guidelines Prepare ingredients for use during shift Qualifications Proven working experience as a cook Familiarity with kitchen equipment and utensils Strong attention to detail Ability to listen and communicate effectively Pay $11.75 per hour plus Tips. Average night is between $15-$32 Per Hour when including tips. We are looking forward to reading your application. Schedule – 20-29 hours per week. Apply online: https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/1012042726227213/?source=share

AHEC – We are Hiring! Join the AHEC West Team! We are looking for Peer Recovery Specialists. Certified preferred but will train for certification. Cover letter and resume should be sent to: employment@ahecwest.org by Friday, September 17, 2021. Full Job Description Link: https://ahecwest-my.sharepoint.com/…/ESwIrAIqLMpPh3Tn44…

The Book Center – Do you like to read books, be around them & talk to people about them? The Book Center is looking for a pleasant, intelligent person to work 2-3 days a week. Retail & register experience preferred. Must be 21 or older and have no pet allergies. Call Lee at 301-722-2284 for an appointment 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday. We will not respond to Facebook or online inquiries.

City of Cumberland – The City is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for Maryland-licensed Paramedics. The acceptance of the bonus is optional, and its payment is subject to terms, including its full-payment being conditioned upon the employee’s successful completion of on-the job firefighting training and his/her completion of a minimum of five (5) years’ employment with the City of Cumberland Fire Department.

Starting Firefighter/Medic Salary: $36,524 to $41,704 depending on license.

PharmaCare Network – We are currently seeking full-time Pharmacy Technicians here at PharmaCare. Excellent benefits and wages! If you are a registered pharmacy technician, contact Jodi Chamberlain to apply. 301-723-2425 jchamberlain@3ipc.com

Crabby Pig – Crabby Pig is a very popular attraction, and we can provide a good income for our people as a result. But we require DEPENDABLE help. If you are willing to work and report on time, let’s talk! https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/255941249313445/?source=post_timeline

Join the Chessie Family! Chessie Federal Credit Union is hiring. Contact them for information about their current employment opportunities at 301-777-1781 or online at chessiefcu.org.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, Fort Cumberland Emporium has an open space available for a new vendor. Interested? Call the shop for more information at 301 -722-4500.

Hiring or Looking for employment? Check out our Now Hiring page at http://www.visitcumberland.org/now-hiring/. We will continue to update the list, so keep checking back. If you are an employer looking for employees, please message your information to the Visit Cumberland Maryland FB messenger page or email the information to becky@mcclarranwilliams.com. We will include your listing.

 

RETAIL

Craft Table – Wreaths and seasonal decor items all locally handmade. We even do special order wreaths. Hours: Friday 2–5, Saturday and Sunday 12-4. Open by appointment only Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The hiding place of your creative spirit. www.CraftTable.com 240.642.8828 Located at 11 South Liberty Street in historic downtown Cumberland.

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop – Our 50% OFF Colors Sale this week includes anything Red or Yellow. Barkin’ Basement is open Sunday, Monday, Thursday – Saturday, 45 Baltimore Street.

The Glittery Pineapple Boutique — Trendy, affordable women’s clothing & accessories located @ 441 N Centre St. New Simply Southern tees in stock starting at $17.99 and new fall graphic tees!

The Book Center – Books on the Bricks – Did you know we have a book group? BOOKS ON THE BRICKS Schedule:

  • • October 12th – Killers Of The Flower Moon by David Grann
  • • November 9th – The Girls In The Stilt House by Kelly Mustian (Author speaking)
  • • December 14th – The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

Join us for books group on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 pm at The Book Center! Join our book group mailing list at https://mailchi.mp/94292fd8a230/books-on-the-bricks-email-signup?fbclid=IwAR3LgOufDthQq00AG82tSlPQLl7W6ewJ9m_GiueJSlg7a1GVYGzztiKidBs

PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West, and all other locations of PharmaCare/Medicine Shoppe, offer walk-in flu shots (regular and high dose for those people 65 and older). No cost to Medicare Part B recipients and most 3rd party insurances.

PharmaCare now has the Pfizer vaccine, in addition to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines and COVID-19 testing are available through PharmaCare Infusion Services, 3 Commerce Drive, Cumberland. Please call 301.723.2440 to make an appointment.

Cartridges Galore – 68 Pershing Street. Cartridges Galore specializes in video games from the original Nintendo to the latest release on XboxOne and PS4. Cartridges Galore buys, sells, and trades all things video games.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, Fort Cumberland Emporium has an open space available for a new vendor. Interested? Call the shop for more information at 301-722-4500.

Love to go antiquing and thriftingWant to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops, including Fort Cumberland Emporium (Thursday – Monday), Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Monday), Queen City Flea Market (Friday – Sunday), Windsor Castle Antiques & Flea Market (Sundays only) – all filled with antiques, collectibles, handmade items. Please stop in and discover it for yourself.

Great Gift Idea! DCBA (Downtown Cumberland Gift Certificates) are available at The Book Center. The gift certificates are spendable at any DCBA member’s business. You may find out who is a DCBA member online at www.visitcumberland.org.

 

WINING & DINING

Mezzos –dine-in, take out or delivery – 301-777-7750

This week’s Specials at MEZZOS

  • • Wednesday, September 22 – Cobb Salad – $10.50. Fresh Cut Chicken Breast grilled on a bed of lettuce with Egg, Bacon, Fresh Tomatoes, and Smoked Blue Cheese. Comes with your choice of dressing.
  • • Thursday, September 23 – FULL SIZE BURGER MANIA – $7.50Make it a DOUBLE Burger Mania – $11. A Full-Size Sandwich with a quarter pound of Black Angus Burger served as Cajun Burger, Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss Burger w/ Sweet Horseradish, or Deluxe Burger with a side of Brew City Fries.
  • • Friday, September 24 – Roast Beef Sliders with Fries & Gravy – $9.00. Two of our Slow Roasted Beef with a side of Brew City Fries all covered with brown gravy.
  • • Saturday, September 25 – Half Off All Pizzas. Every Saturday is 50% off Pizza Day.
  • • Sunday, September 26 – WING/SLIDER DAY! – Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off. EVERY SUNDAY you can choose BOGO 50% Off on Chicken Wings, Boneless, Black Angus Sliders, Brew City Fries, and Cheese Nachos. Choose the flavors you want in chicken wings, boneless, or our Black Angus Sliders. Dine Inside, Pick-up or Delivery. No minimum order.

Need a covered dish for a get together? Just order online and have it picked up or delivered!

City Lights: An American Bar and Grill – Wine and Cheese Wednesday. Get two glasses of house wine and a three-cheese board for $20 or order any cheese board and get 25% off a bottle of wine from —4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Call for outdoor reservations at 301-722-9800.

Lost Mountain BBQ – We are a carryout-only BBQ restaurant located in beautiful downtown Cumberland, 49 North Centre Street. Hours of Operation are currently 11 to 8 Wednesday through Saturday and 12 to 7 on Sunday.

Jin’s Asian Cuisine – Chinese, Thai, & Japanese Restaurant. Take-Out & Delivery. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm. 36 Queen City Drive, 301-777-5555.

Crabby Pig  All You Can Eat Crabs Wednesdays – $27, 5 – 7:30 pm. Eat-in only.

September $8.99 Lunch Specials – Tuesday – Grilled Cheese & Chili; Wednesday – Cheesesteak Sub & Fries; Thursday – Chicken Alfred & Salad; Friday – Fish Sandwich with Cup of Soup.

 

YOUR HEALTH

Community Acupuncture: Initial treatments are usually $60. Until the end of September, initial treatments only will be $20. Call or text 240.920.9690.

PharmaCare West  – PharmaCare West, and all other locations of PharmaCare/Medicine Shoppe, offer walk-in flu shots (regular and high dose for those people 65 and older). No cost to Medicare Part B recipients and most 3rd party insurances.

PharmaCare now has the Pfizer vaccine, in addition to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines and COVID-19 testing are available through PharmaCare Infusion Services, 3 Commerce Drive, Cumberland. Please call 301.723.2440 to make an appointment.

 

DOWNTOWN LIVING & WORKING

Live in Downtown Cumberland – The apartments at 9 North Centre have one apartment available. Apartment 302 http://9northcentre.com/302.html is a nice-sized two bedroom and two bath unit. Please contact bhs@9northcentre.com for more information.

Offices on the Mall – A two-office suite is available on the 2nd floor of a secure professional office complex at 31 Baltimore Street on the busiest corner of the Downtown Mall. Fully carpeted, freshly painted, and ready to move in. Includes AC, heat, electricity, restrooms, visitor waiting area and locked mailbox. 430 sq ft total at $450/month. Call John at 443-510-5724.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, Fort Cumberland Emporium has an open space available for a new vendor. Interested? Call the shop for more information at 301-722-4500.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Mezzos, 114 S. Centre Street – 

  • • Wednesdays, 5 – 7 pm – Working Woman’s Wednesdays
  • • Thursdays, 7 pm – Trivia Night with Randy Means
  • • Saturday, September 25, 8 pm – UFC 266 No Cover
  • • Saturday, October 30, 7 pm – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Fore Axes

Family of 4 Players Pack (1st Wednesday of each month)

  • • $27.50 per person ($110.00 total)
  • • 2 hours of guaranteed fun
  • • An expert coach to show you the ropes
  • • 1 Golf Bay
  • • 1 Axe throwing lane

Wine Wednesday’s

  • • White Wine Flight $18.00
  • • Red Wine Flight $25.00
  • • Plus: Buy 1 bottle and get a complimentary sweet treat!

Thirsty Thursday (3rd Thursday of each month)

  • • DJ RACSO
  • • $1.00 off beers
  • • $2.00 off mixed drink

Saturdays & Sundays

  • • Bottomless Mimosas 1:00pm – 3:00pm

New Hours – Wednesday – Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday 5:00pm – 12:00am, Saturday 1:00pm – 12:00am, Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Our Town, by Thorton Wilder – Embassy Theatre, September 24 – 26. Acting Out for Good and Embassy Theatre will present Thornton Wilder’s American classic, “Our Town,” opening Friday, September 24 for three performances. The story of the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners is told through the everyday lives of its citizens. Throughout, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and fills in playing some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 pm, and Sunday matinee will begin at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 or $10 for seniors and students and may be purchased on Eventbrite.com or at the door. Reservations may be made by calling (240) 362-7183. Embassy Theatre is located on 49 Baltimore St. in Cumberland, Maryland.

Mountainside Baroque 

  • • Music for Early Brass: Seven Giovanni’s – The Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble is back from the 2018 Music in the Mountains Festival, once more in the resonant acoustics of the historic Cumberland City Hall (the site of the original Music Academy).The weekend of October 9th and 10th features the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, heard again performing on early brass instruments at the historic Cumberland City Hall on Saturday the 9th at 8pm in “Music for Brass: Seven Giovanni’s.”
    On Sunday, October 10, 4pm, Mountainside Baroque will present
  • • “Venetian Vespers,” featuring music originally written for the famous St. Mark’s Basilica. It will be presented in the Shrine of Ss. Peter and Paul, and include works for voices, strings and early brass by Baroque masters such as Monteverdi and Cavalli. Members of the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble will join the performance.

Little Shop of Horrors presented by The Embassy Theatre, October 15 – 24, Friday & Saturday – 8:00 PM & Sunday – 2:00 PM. A deviously delicious Broadway sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn if he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! 240-362-7183. embassytheatre@atlanticbbn.net 

Fall dance registration is now in progress for children and adults.  Also, Ballroom and belly dance is offered on Thursday evenings. Lepley’s Dance Studio, 14 N Centre Street, Cumberland, MD. 301-777-5315.

 

 

ART

The Arts & Entertainment Districts of Cumberland and Frostburg, in concert with the Downtown Development Commission and Schoolhouse Quilters, Inc., are pleased to announce their first-ever collaboration, QuiltWalk 2021. QuiltWalk 2021 celebrates the art of quilting by members of the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild and Creative Needles, two entities that partner to form Schoolhouse Quilters, Inc. Handmade quilts will be displayed in storefronts located in the downtown areas of Cumberland and Frostburg from September 1-30, 2021, showcasing the work of local quilters as well as several available commercial properties.

The Will’s Creek Competition & Exhibition of Fine Art – The Allegany Arts Council announced the winners of its 22nd Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art at a public opening on Saturday, September 11, in its Saville Gallery. Juror Laura Roulet, an independent curator and writer based in the Washington, DC area, selected winners from the work of 54 artists from 22 states throughout the United States, chosen from nearly 400 pieces submitted to the competition. The Arts Council will host a free livestream event, Dive into the Creek: Exploring the 22nd Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 6:00-7:00PM. The event will feature both the juror and the winners of this year’s competition, taking a deeper dive into their work. Look for the livestream on Facebook Live and our YouTube channel @AlleganyArtsCouncil. The exhibition will run from September 4-October 2.

Great Allegany Run Set for October 2 – The 39th Annual Great Allegany Run will be held on Saturday, October 2, and will benefit the Allegany County Habitat for Humanity. The 15K race begins at 8:00 am at Mason’s Lodge in Mount Savage and ends on Centre Street on the Downtown Cumberland Mall. A 5K race also begins at 8:00 am in front of the Queen City Creamery in Cumberland. After the race, the awards ceremony will be held at Mezzo’s on Centre Street and runners will enjoy food, drinks and prize drawings. Online registration is at runsignup.com/RACE/MD/Cumberland/GreatAlleganyRun. Registration will also be held at the Smith Building at 111 South George Street in Cumberland from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, from 6:00 – 7:00 am.

Paint and Sip at the Woman’s Civic Club of Cumberland, 515 Washington Street, Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 pm. Paint a fall pumpkin with Beth Hilliker.

The Allegany Arts Council’s 2021 Mountain Maryland Artist Studio Tours will be held October 9 &10 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. This two-day event invites visitors to meet artists in their studio environments, where they see them working and creating. The Artist Studio Tours include member artists of the Allegany Arts Council living and working in Allegany and Garrett Counties. Artists who participate in the AST program talk with visitors and demonstrate their techniques. The event is free, and tour books will be available for pickup in several locations in the community.

The next installment of Allegany Arts Council’s Young at Art series will take place Saturday, October 16, 2021. For this workshop, Young at Art: Photo Safari on the C&O Canal, participants will be transported along the C&O Canal to a series of outdoor photography shoots. This full-day field trip will begin at Canal Place at 9:00 am, returning participants to their cars at approximately 4:00 pm. During the safari, photographers will explore the Canal boat reproduction, Potomac River, and Blue Bridge. Additional stops will include Lock 75, Spring Gap, Lock 70, and the Thomas Cresap House. Penny Knobel-Besa will serve as the instructor for the experience. Registration is free but limited to 12 participants. Registrants should be able to walk comfortably in park-like settings and ride a passenger bus between locations. Registrants should also plan to bring a camera – cell phone cameras are acceptable. Transportation and lunch will be provided in this day-long workshop. To register or inquire about mobility accommodations or dietary needs, please contact us at art@alleganyarts.org or 301.777.2787. Participants must be age 55 or older to participate. 

 

HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM/LIBRARY

Allegany County Library System Pop-Up Fridays – Find us at a pop-up location on Fridays from 11- 1! The library is coming to you! This pop-up library schedule will rotate throughout the county to bring a mini library to a park or community location near you. Visit www.alleganycountylibrary.info/popuplibrary for more information and a schedule of locations. Check out new material, including adult books, DVDs, and audiobooks – Sign up for a library card – Get more information about library services and events – Score some library swag!

During the fourth annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, Allegany County Tourism invites visitors and community members to celebrate our region’s story. Photos will be collected in four categories representing Allegany County Tourism’s four pillars of destination: Arts and Culture, History and Heritage, Scenic Landscapes, and Outdoor Recreation. Qualifying photo submissions will be eligible for $1,700 in cash prizes between the four categories. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category, with first place receiving $225, second place receiving $125, and third place receiving $75. Winning photos will be displayed during an exhibition and reception at the Allegany Arts Council in January 2022. They will also appear in the annual publication, Visit Mountain Maryland, Allegany County’s official Destination Guide. Photo submissions may appear in the destination guide, on Allegany County’s Tourism website, mdmountainside.com, or social media. Only photos taken in Allegany County, MD, will be eligible for the contest. Photos must be high-resolution, with a minimum of 300 dpi. Collages, composite images, images that have been digitally transformed with special effects, images containing watermarks, and black and white images will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted ongoing until the deadline of Thursday, October 31, 2021. Photographers may submit an unlimited number of images in each category throughout the contest time frame. For complete details, full contest rules, and to upload photo submissions, please visit mdmountainside.com/photo-contest. For questions regarding the 2021 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, please email jpalumbo@alleganygov.org.

Come back to the past! The Gordon-Roberts House is open for private tours. The Allegany County Historical Society is making its three sites available for private event bookings. The Gordon-Roberts House, Union Grove Schoolhouse, and The Brooke-Whiting House can be rented for your small group gathering. Call or message for details – 301-777-8678,  info@alleganycountyhistory.org.

 

WMSR – SEPTEMBER 2021

HOTT’s (Hands on the Throttle) Departing from the Cumberland Station at 8:30 am Daily (Reservations required.) Enjoy a unique opportunity to operate a piece of history! Handle a locomotive with one of our experienced engineers for an entire 60 minutes!

FROSTBURG FLYER– Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays Departing from the Cumberland Station at 11:30 am (Reservations and Walk-ups). Join us for a scenic ride on the rails! This diesel-powered train departs from Cumberland to Frostburg. We offer seating options such as The Overland Trail Lounge Car for guests 21+ years of age, The Pacific Trail Deluxe Coach Car, Dome Car, Open Air Car and Coach seating. Please arrive with your entire party when boarding begins to ensure your party is boarded and seated together. You will be assigned to a specific car, but seating within the car is unassigned and first come, first serve. Boarding begins approximately 30 minutes before departure. This 4.5-hour excursion includes a layover in Frostburg before returning to Cumberland.

MURDER MYSTERY/DINNER TRAINS – Saturday, 25, 2021 Boarding begins at 6:30 pm; train departs at 7:00 pm. This 3-hour excursion will return to Cumberland at 9:30 pm. Reservations are required. “Murder by 9 (8 Central)” Love it or hate it, reality TV appears to be here to stay, and no network is making more of a rating splash in reality TV than NBS. The recent 9-week series “Whose Pants Are These?” took the world by storm, and viewers were shocked to learn that contestant Lee Strauss won the 1-million-dollar prize by being the first to match nine pairs of pants with the show’s nine contestants. It was a surprise ending because another contestant, Richard Castaway, sure seemed to have a knack for the game. He wasn’t very liked by the audience, though (at least according to the network test groups). The host of “Whose Pants Are These” has been having a rough time since the show ended. A “Variety” cover story suggested that J.P. Pabst would not be invited back to host the other NBS reality shows in development. That shouldn’t matter because Pabst certainly made a lot of money on the last show. Security guard Harvey de Grace knows that. There’s very little that happens at NBS that Sullivan doesn’t find out about during his late-night security sweeps through everyone’s private offices. NBS is making a killing, but will it be Murder by Nine?

Classes of Service – Join us on a relaxing train ride through Allegany County to the historic village of Frostburg while aboard restored vintage passenger cars, powered by historic diesel-electric locomotives. Passengers will experience a 4.5-hour round trip, starting and ending at the historic depot in downtown Cumberland with a 90-minute layover in the beautiful town of Frostburg, allowing for time to explore the shops and restaurants on Main Street. Our standard fares include Coach and Open-Air cars, and our Premium Experiences include our First Class Dome and First Class lounge cars. Please note, we are currently unable to accommodate bikes on the train until further notice.

 

GET INVOLVED/OPPORTUNTIES

The Western Maryland Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind seeks new members as it starts its local membership drive! Are you blind, visually impaired, or know somebody who is, or maybe you work with the visually impaired? Consider joining the state’s fastest-growing chapter here in Western Maryland. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. For more information about the Western Maryland chapter and the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, please call 443-426-4110 or email at info@nfbmd.org

Hounds Around Town – Looking for a day filled with furry friends and fun? Then look no further than the Allegany County Animal Shelter’s “Hounds Around Town” program, allowing individuals to sign a shelter dog out for the day. Being situated in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland presents an excellent opportunity for our shelter dogs to experience the joy of a long walk, hike or run in many of the area’s scenic locations. Are you looking for something more low-key? No problem, we have many pups that would enjoy an afternoon lounging on a couch, a stroll through the neighborhood, or maybe a trip for ice cream. The most important thing is giving an adoptable shelter dog a much-needed break from the kennels and providing enrichment and socialization. For more information on the Hounds Around Town program, contact the shelter at 301-777-5930.

Love dogs and cats? The Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Even if you don’t have a business in Downtown Cumberland, you can join as a Friend of DCBA. Membership forms are available at www.visitcumberland.org. Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org. If you or your company have any Downtown Cumberland special events, sales, etc., you would like to include in this weekly email; please send the information to becky@mcclarranwilliams.com