What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

Memorial Day – Monday, May 30

EVENTS

Downtown Cumberland’s “Spring Into Cumberland” Window Decorating Contest, taking place from May 1 through June 5. The contest will allow downtown businesses in the DDC primary and secondary districts and any nonprofits, schools and organizations to create a window display and be eligible for prizes. There are 17 businesses and 11 organizations participating, all having windows at their business or organization location unless otherwise noted. Participants include the following businesses: Ally B Ceramics, Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement, Bloom Box Queen City, The Book Center, Café Mark, Community Acupuncture (10 North Liberty St.), Home Before Dawn, Hobbies Plus, Huffman Antiques, Lepley Dance Studio, M&M Bake Shop, Meg Romero Studio, Pepper in a Bottle, Terry’s Jewelers, Western Maryland Music Center and WheelzUp Adventures. The following organizations are also participating: Allegany Arts Council, Allegany College of Maryland/Culinaire Café, Allegany County Habitat for Humanity (145 Baltimore St.), Area Health Education Center West (AHEC), Chessie Federal Credit Union, Community Café (128 Baltimore St.), Hoye House History & Tour Center (128 Baltimore St.), Maryland Legal Aid (62 Baltimore St.), Parkside Elementary School 2nd Grade (45 Baltimore St.), TriState Community Concert Association (145 Baltimore St.) and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. A public vote will determine the contest winners. Each window will have a QR code to scan in order to vote. Each time you vote, you can choose one business and one organization. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive marketing packages worth $750, $500 and $250.

 Farmers’ Market is from 9:30 am – 1 pm in downtown Cumberland every Thursday. Make your plans to shop local.

DelVille – As part of a commitment to increase the economic benefits of DelFest’s triumphant return to the Allegany County Fairgrounds in 2022, DelFest is excited to announce a happy hour pub march through Downtown Cumberland on Tuesday, May 24. The event begins at 4:30 pm at Veterans Park on Centre Street.

The musical march will visit five Cumberland pubs, including Mezzo’s, Niners, City Lights, Baltimore Street Grill, and Corner Café and Tavern. At the conclusion of the march, DelFest is sponsoring a free outdoor concert by West Virginia favorites, The Davisson Brothers Band, on a closed section of Hanover Street!

Register to receive a DelVille VIP Marcher Laminate! The first 50 folks who sign up at the following link will receive free refreshments at each stop! http://www.visitcumberland.org/delville-registration/

The City of Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department is excited to release the lineup of artists performing at this summer’s Sunday in the Park Concert Series. Each Sunday, beginning at 7:30 pm, join us at the Constitution Park Amphitheatre for an evening concert under the stars. All concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule of events is as follows:

  • • May 29 Potomac Concert Band
  • • June 5 Night Traveler (Featuring Greg Larry)
  • • June 12 The Hounder
  • • June 19 Surrender Dorothy
  • • June 26 Project Blue
  • • July 3 Replay Vintage Pop
  • • July 10 Pap Mill and the High Hills
  • • July 17 Ted and Company
  • • July 24 Jazzitis – with Tom Harrison and Company
  • • July 31 Buck Walt Carey and Friends
  • • August 7 Rhythm Section – Ken Nolan and Friends
  • • August 14 Hand Full of Blue
  • • August 21 Shanty Irish
  • • August 28 Fellowship Quartet
  • • September 4 Potomac Concert Band – Labor Day Concert

Visit the City’s Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/cityofcumberlandmd.

Questions may be directed to Diane Johnson, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, by calling 301-759-6636 or emailing diane.johnson@cumberlandmd.gov.

The Dapper Dan Club of Allegany County Annual Steak Feed – Shrine Club Picnic Grounds, Friday, June 3, 2022. Begins at 5:30 pm; dinner served at 6 pm. Dinner: Steak, Shrimp, Potato, & Salad, All You Can Drink. The event is open with refreshments until the last ticket is drawn—cash drawings throughout the event. Last Ticket Drawn wins $2,000 Cash. A donation of $100 admits two people. Only 250 tickets will be sold!

For tickets, contact: David A. Goad
Office: 301-759-6499 (Cumberland Police Dept.)
Cell: 301-268-2901
Email: david.goad@cumberlandmd.gov
The Children’s League:  https://thechildrensleague.com/dapper-dan/

Lucky Ladies Night Out – Only two weeks to get your tickets at the early bird price. Open to the public! Allegany County Chamber of Commerce’s Lucky Ladies Night Out, Friday, June 10, Ali Ghan Picnic Grounds. A lively evening of fun, laughter and good times! Reservation includes hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine/soft drinks and one free raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing. Additional themed raffle basket drawings will be held throughout the evening; tickets are available for purchase. Must be 21+ to attend! https://alleganycountychamber.com/events/lucky-ladies-night-out/.

North Centre Street Festival – Saturday, June 11, 12 noon – 9 pm featuring live music, sidewalk sales, al fresco dining in the street, and artisan vendors. Sidewalk sales, al fresco dining in the street, and artisan vendors. Music will begin at noon on the Baltimore Street Stage with Brickyard Foley from 12–2 pm, followed by Megan Jean & Byrne from 2–4 pm on the Frederick Street Stage. Pronoia will move the music back to the Baltimore Street Stage from 4–6 pm and Liam Robinette will kick off the evening’s music as he opens from 6–7 pm on the Frederick Street Stage for Gilbert Lee & The Ghosts on the Radio, who will take the Frederick Street Stage from 7–9 pm. Join us and see all of the exciting things happening on North Centre Street.

Cumberland Pride is back! We can’t wait to celebrate with you! On June 5, we will gather at Canal Place in downtown Cumberland to bring back our beloved festival.

The headliner is Miss Toto! Raised here with all of us, Miss Toto, aka the Bodybuilding Barbie, Miss Toto now lives in Chicago, IL but started drag in Miami. SCHEDULE TBA

Cumberland Pride is a community event to promote and support diversity in the Western Maryland region. Proceeds support all the programs of our local LGBTQ efforts. Our family-friendly festival includes live music, drag performances, local vendors and community resources. Be sure to visit the official Cumberland Pride merchandise booth near the stage for all your Pride paraphernalia: shirts, flags, and more!

JOIN THE ACTION! Want to set up a table to participate or sponsor our event? Sign up for a table here: https://forms.gle/DdADqhY5ZRTgkW7i8 or email cumberlandpride@gmail.com with questions.

Capital Wings Warbirds – June 18 & 19, Cumberland Regional Airport. Warbird Rides are a flight adventure you’ll never forget! Check it off your bucket list. These historical planes include TBM Avenger, B-25, Stinson L-5, Fairchild UC-61, and Boeing Stearman. For more information or to book a ride, visit https://www.capitalwingwarbirdrides.org/.

The Allegany County NAACP 7007 and our sister branches, the Washington County NAACP Branch 7030 and Garrett County Branch 7139, are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival. This year we have expanded this event to a three-day celebration full of family fun and community gathering in unity and historic preservation. This year’s theme is Our History, Our Story, Our Legacy.

Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Annual Freedom Fund Gala held at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club. This evening includes a catered dinner from Firefly Farms, guest speakers, and music. Ages 18 & Up Semi-Formal Dinner. Blaze Band’s Live Music and DJ. $50 Tickets or $275 for 6 Seat Tables. Catered Dinner by Firefly Farms. Cash Bar Only. Purchase seats @ https://givebutter.com/YzAMG1

Saturday, June 18

  • • 11:00 am to 12:00 noon – Parade down Washington Street to Canal Place, including our Junior Youth Dancers and Float.
  • • 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Festival at Canal Place to include live music from local bands including The Blaze Band, Mickey Ross, and guest bands 4 Life Project Go Go Band, Space, and more. Free community pig roast and cookout, Health Fair, Kid’s Zone, and vendors from all over the state of Maryland.
  • • Black history tours, including a visit to Emmanuel Episcopal Church Underground Railroad
  • • 8:00 pm – One Act Play by Adae Thomas, an original Pine Avenue kid returning from Harlem, New York, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Sunday, June 19 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm – Canal Place Gospel explosion and Festival will include African Storytelling, Vendors, Health Fair, KidZone, Gospel artist performances including DMV’s very own Body of Evidence GoGo Gospel, Tyrone Snowden, and Dave Newell.

All Saturday and Sunday events are Free for the community.

Saturday, July 9, 4 – 9 pm – Allegany Campers Class Reunion at the Canal Place festival grounds will cap off the “If These Halls Could Talk” events. There will be live music, food trucks, adult beverage trucks and Allegany-related vendors. There will be a 75’x30′ tent with tables and chairs but feel free to bring your chairs and enjoy the music! Free to the public, it will be a way to come together and celebrate what Allegany on Sedgwick Street has meant to the community for almost a century!

**This is not a BYOB event!**

** County United Way and Western Maryland Jaycees will receive a donation to provide volunteers for the event.

 

RETAIL

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop –  With Memorial Day coming up, Barkin’ Basement has a HALF PRICE sale on all Red or Blue Items. Our regular open days are Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 45 Baltimore Street.

PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West’s pharmacy staff wants to know when your last Tetanus shot was? Can’t remember? It’s recommended that we get a tetanus shot every ten years. Stop by and walk in to get your tetanus shot today. Don’t forget our U.S. Post Office (inside our pharmacy) has first-class stamps for you and your business. We also offer domestic shipping services. Do you sell online and have too many packages to fit into your mailbox for the mailman? Drop your packages off to us and we will get them on their way. We accept returns through the USPS too. 64 Greene Street – Phone 301.724.1183 – store & drive-thru open Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm & Saturday 9 am to 1 pm – follow us on Facebook/The PharmaCare Network.

PharmaCare Infusion Services offers COVID-19 vaccinations and testing by appointment only. Sorry no walk-ins. Vaccines are given on Tuesdays, and testing is available Monday through Friday. We offer Pfizer (adult & pediatric vaccines) and Moderna (adult only) at this time. We are administering the 2nd booster for those people who qualify. Our COVID tests are PCR, not rapid tests. Please call 301.723.2440 to schedule your vaccine or test.

Craft Table – Craft Table has a wonderful selection of wreaths and seasonal decor items, all locally handmade. Now taking special orders for the Patriotic petal wreath. You’ve seen it on the big dollar online box stores, selling for over $75. Our Patriotic Pedal wreath is handmade locally and an affordable $40 local pickup. Call and order yours today. Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12-5. Sunday by appointment only. Phone: 240.642.8828 11 South Liberty Street in historic downtown Cumberland. Craft Table… The hiding place of your creative spirit. www.craft-table.com

Western Maryland Music Center – Check out our fantastic new inventory! 115 Baltimore Streethttp://www.westernmarylandmusic.com/

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

Charis Winery –Charis Winery & Distillery has released its new sweet red wine. A delicious blend of 3 red grapes. Stop by for a tasting!

Open seven days a week, noon to 5 Monday, noon to 6 Tuesday-Thursday, noon to 8 Friday and 11 am to 8 pm Saturday. Handcrafted for excellence and made for your pleasure. 16 Howard Street, Canal Place.

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. 301-722-9800.

JJ’s & Sons Pizzeria – 301-777-3994

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

  • • Ask about our daily lunch specials.
  • • Saturday, May 21- Half Off All Pizzas. Every Saturday is 50% off Pizza Day!
  • • Sunday, May 22 – 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. 
  • • EVERYDAY FAMILY SPECIALS – One 16-inch Cheese Pizza & order of Boneless Wings for $23.99 OR One 16-inch Pepperoni Pizza and an order of Boneless Wings for $25.99

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

Queen City Creamery – Award Winning Homemade Frozen Custard, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Deli serving Boars Head meats & cheeses. Daily specials! Carryout, curbside pickup and online ordering available!

Ristorante Ottaviani – Now open on Sundays, 4 – 8 pm. 

Crabby Pig – AYCE Crabs – $35. Plus 16 oz. Miller Lite Draft, $2. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5–7:30 pm. Reservations accepted and recommended. 301-724-7472.

  • • May Lunch Special – $1.00 off our popular Fish and Shrimp Basket, Tuesday – Friday. 

 

YOUR HEALTH

AHEC West –   Encourage: Empower. Engage: Supporting Older Adults Living With Dementia, May 20, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. To register, go online at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/cu/Y5bNoxr/ahecwest?source_id=6b4b3428-35ae-4323-a8aa-8faba53799c5&source_type=em&c=OrMqNjbSiUd4n-JO2n5nWxUg5ir7Yh-e-1yvF2FdjBdhoAPbo_qzyw==.

Community Acupuncture – When you are suffering from muscular pain, in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), inflammation has increased in that area, and blood and energy are blocked and stagnant. Cupping improves blood circulation in that area by attracting immune cells to increase the repair and recovery process, decreasing inflammation and pain. Remember Michael Phelps from the Olympics and those large suction marks on his back? Well, that’s cupping! (He is an extreme athlete and does intense treatments. Cupping does not need to leave marks to benefit.) Make an appointment by calling or texting 240.920.9690. You may also email BlytheBMSOM@gmail.com

PharmaCare West’s pharmacy staff wants to know when your last Tetanus shot was? Can’t remember? It’s recommended that we get a tetanus shot every ten years. Stop by and walk in to get your tetanus shot today. Don’t forget our U.S. Post Office (inside our pharmacy) has first-class stamps for you and your business. We also offer domestic shipping services. Do you sell online and have too many packages to fit into your mailbox for the mailman? Drop your packages off to us and we will get them on their way. We accept returns through the USPS too. 64 Greene Street – Phone 301.724.1183 – store & drive-thru open Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm & Saturday 9 am to 1 pm – follow us on Facebook/The PharmaCare Network.

PharmaCare Infusion Services offers COVID-19 vaccinations and testing by appointment only. Sorry no walk-ins. Vaccines are given on Tuesdays, and testing is available Monday through Friday. We offer Pfizer (adult & pediatric vaccines) and Moderna (adult only) at this time. We are administering the 2nd booster for those people who qualify. Our COVID tests are PCR, not rapid tests. Please call 301.723.2440 to schedule your vaccine or test.

 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Charis Winery  

  • • Saturday, May 21, 5 – 7:30 pm. A bottle of Red or a bottle of white. It all depends upon your appetite. Join Black Guy Fawkes at Charis Winery for an intimate evening of music!
  • • Saturday, May 28, 5 – 7:30 pm. Saturday on the Patio music by Nate Hutchings and Seth Wilson

Fore Axes – Offering a wide variety of fun! Visit the premier, private axe-throwing, and golf simulator experience lounge located in Downtown Cumberland, MD. Fore Axes is the only facility in western Maryland that gives our guests private throwing lanes and golf bays packaged with 1-on-1 coaching before your reservation time begins.

Wednesday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm – late
Saturday 1:00 pm – late
Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Book your online today to reserve your discounted experience! https://www.foreaxes.com/

Countdown to Summer: Join us during the month of May and June for live music in our lounge.

  • • Friday, May 20 – 7 – 9 pm – Rhythm Section from Surrender Dorothy
  • • Thursday, May 26 – 5 pm – Donnie Carmen
  • • Friday, June 3 – 6 pm – Mike Whitehead
  • • Saturday, June 18 – 7 pm – Perry & Sean Kamp
  • • Friday, June 24 – 7 pm – Buck Walt Carey
  • • Thursday, June 30 – 5 pm – Donnie Carmen

Loft 129 announces a performance opportunity for young/ new/aspiring acts to play on stage at our wonderful new venue. We are proud to introduce the Loft 129 “Aspirant Series,” held on Thursday nights.

If you or your group would like to perform at the best concert venue in the area – message us or email us at theloft129@gmail.com or call Larry at 301-268-3971 or Jim at 301-268-8619.

  • • The long-awaited return of Cumberland’s own – Not Reely Dan! One of the best Steely Dan tribute bands in the Country. Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm $14 in advance, $15 at the door. Go to loft129.org or https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/663460 for tickets. Not Reely Dan, a Steely Dan tribute band, is reuniting for a series of performances at Loft129 in downtown Cumberland starting in May and running through September. Formed by Jim Roderick, Tom Harrison, and Mark Gauthier, the group includes many of the area’s finest musicians and will exclusively feature the music of the classic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band.
  • • Wednesday, May 25, 7 – 10 pm. The Well Drinkers are a progressive, original bluegrass and Americana band based out of Western North Carolina, whose range extends to festivals and venues across the Southeast. With opening act Cumberland’s own Craig Miller. Tickets/$10. Tickets are available at www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/563140.

Mezzos – 

  • • Friday, May 20, Feel the whole magical experience with Pronoia starting at 9 pm. Bring your vibes and party with us!
  • • EVERY Tuesday Night is OPEN MIC NIGHT! Meet the area’s upcoming stars and be a part of the show! Music, comedy, and poetry are welcome in this mixed format open mic—sound provided by Mike Kidd and your musician hosts from the area’s hottest new band, Pronoia. Bring your instruments or borrow one. We love to see your shining face because MEZZOS is The Place to Meet new artists!

Embassy Theatre- 49 Baltimore Street, Cumberland. The Embassy Theatre presents the heartfelt comedy Over the River and

Through the Woods, Joe DiPietro, as its May theatrical offering. Nick Cristano is a young professional in New York City, but his

grandparents never let him forget where he belongs: in New Jersey, in

the bosom of his loud, loving, and well-fed Italian-American grandparents, who lavish all of their affection on their last unmarried grandchild. Faithfully, Nick goes “over the river” to Grandma’s house every week for Sunday dinner. When Nick is offered a promotion in Seattle, Frank, Aida, Emma, and Nunzio are heartbroken at the prospect of their beloved grandson living across the country. These wily elders invite lovely nurse Caitlin O’Hare over for Sunday dinner to keep him safe at home. Will true love keep Nick from moving?

This show will have a dinner theatre option provided by Bella Napoli

for an Italian meal to complete the Italian experience. Patrons can purchase the dinner theatre ticket (including the show) up to 24 hours before the performance date. Performances will be on May 21, 22, and 23 at the Embassy Theatre. Tickets are available on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/293435993957 or by calling the theatre at 240-362-7183.

Lepley’s Dance Studio – Come and dance with us! Lessons for people of all ages are available. A variety of group or solo dance lessons are offered. Belly dance is offered on Thursdays at 5:45 pm, and ballroom dance is Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Never Too Late Dance lessons are Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 pm. Piano lessons are available by appointment. We also provide tanning sessions and retail items. 14 N Centre Street, 301-777-5315.

 

ART

The Allegany Arts Council is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 grants program. The program, made possible by County Arts Development funding of the Maryland State Arts Council, supports nonprofit organizations and individual artists in creating activities and programs that champion the arts in our community. The deadline to enter is June 30, 2022.

This round of funding will be for General Operating Grants only and must be used for activities, programs, projects and operations which occur between July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. General Operating Grants may be used to support the daily operations of arts agencies and are intended to fill critical funding gaps which often limit arts organizations in paying professional staff, managing facilities, or pursuing capital improvements.

Grants are available only to 501(c)3 organizations whose primary mission is arts-related. They are awarded on a 1:1 cash match that may not include in-kind support. The maximum award per organization is $3,500 annually. Details on grant eligibility and guidelines and grant application forms can be found by visiting our website at https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/grants/.

Public Art Project Trompe L’oeil – A call for artists, Craft Table in Cumberland, Maryland, is searching for artists, artist organizations, and art educators to partner with to create six individual Trompe L’oeil windows in a visible area of downtown Cumberland, Maryland.

We are searching for mirrorless who are beginning their career, will accept input, and be sensitive to the historical nature to transform our building at 11 South Liberty Street into a whimsical Trompe L’oeil for the public to enjoy.

The project has six individual spaces for public display. The artist will complete their work separately, and Craft Table will be responsible for attaching them to the building. The artist can select up to two projects to compete for. Artists associated with art programs must be enrolled in those programs at the time of application.

  • • Space one, 34″w x 88″h, second floor elevation.
  • • Space two, 34″w x 88″h, second floor elevation.
  • • Space three, 34″w x 88’h, second floor elevation.
  • • Space four, 34 “w x 88 “h, ground level.
  • • Space five, 34″w x 88″h, ground level.
  • • Space six, 33 “w x43 “h ground level.

Deadline August 1, 2022. Artist should submit a brief resume, RFP to include cost proposal, space applying for, and work samples.

Completed submissions should be sent to craft.table21502@gmail.com

A local community panel will select the individual winners.

Artists asking to be considered for the art program submission spaces should also include proof of enrollment in College, University.

Entries submitted by an organization must be evaluated before consideration by the selection committee and include a letter of endorsement by their organization.

For additional information, please visit www.Craft-Table.com/art or contact Craft Table at 240.642.8828

Life Drawing: A Studio Experience – The Allegany Arts Council will host in-person Life Drawing Sessions on the second Tuesday of each month, from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. The life drawing sessions will be uninstructed, and each will feature a single, nude male or female model. The first hour of each session will focus on short poses, followed by two 30-minute poses in the second hour. Easels will be provided, but artists should bring their own materials. The sessions are free for Allegany Arts Council members; $15 for non-members. Each session will be limited to 10 participants, and pre-registration is required. To register, email art@alleganyarts.org or call 301-777-2787.

The Allegany Arts Council will present a solo exhibition entitled “Reclaiming,” featuring the work of artist Jeff Bohlander.

Bohlander combines painting, collage, and assemblage with contemporary concepts. His work is constructed layer upon layer, starting with wood, canvas or found surface. “Reclaiming” will be on display from April 30-May 21. A Public Opening will take place Saturday, April 30, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Out of the Watercolor Box: Western Maryland Watercolor Society 

The Allegany Arts Council and its Schwab Gallery are pleased to announce a special membership exhibit of the Western Maryland Watercolor Society. Out of the Watercolor Box will take place April 30-May 21.

The Allegany Arts Council and Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc. are pleased to announce a partnership to host the first-ever 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition from June 3-5 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland.

The 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition is the first time the Allegany Arts Council and Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc. have partnered for the event, seeking to expand the long-running show into a nationally-ranked competition and tourist attraction. Allegany County is proud to honor quilters practicing this traditional art form and hopes to encourage a new generation of artists to learn the practice.

The 2022 competition will feature three full days of quilt exhibition, programs and workshops, a quilt boutique, vendors, and more. More than $5000 in prizes will be awarded to traditional and modern quilters in various categories. The call for entry is open now through April 30, and entries can be made by visiting the Allegany Arts Council website https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/quiltshow/call-for-entry/.

Tickets for the show and workshops will be available for pre-sale beginning in April 2022.

 

HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM/LIBRARY/WMSR

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – You scream. I scream. We all scream for ICE CREAM! The Ice Cream Train is back for 2022—what a great way to end the school year and make a break for summertime.

The Ice Cream Train WILL SELL OUT! Our first Ice Cream Train of the season will originate in Frostburg, MD, from the historic depot. Trains will depart from the depot at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The first Ice Cream Trains are on June 3. Reserve your family’s seats today at www.wmsr.com or call our ticket office at 301-759-4400.

Reservations for our full 2022 schedule may be made at www.wmsr.com.

Did you know that our annual George Washington’s Whiskey Rebellion Fest is happening on September 9, 2022? Get your tickets now! https://whiskeyrebellioncumberland.com

George Washington’s Whiskey Rebellion, brought to you by the Community Trust Foundation, is an annual fundraiser for the Allegany Museum. There are tastings, great food, an open beer and wine bar, gift bags, games, re-enactors, and more! Stay up to date with our Whiskey Rebellion Cumberland Facebook page.

The Allegany Museum Museum Hours – Wed – Fri 1–4 pm, Sat 12–4 pm, Sun 1–4 pm. The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing St, Cumberland. It covers two floors of a fully restored neo-classical revival building built in the 1930s. The Museum serves the Allegany area, which is part of the Appalachia region. The Allegany area includes Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland, Mineral County in West Virginia, and Bedford and Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania. The Museum’s Mission is to engage the community by preserving and promoting our region’s unique heritage.

Allegany County Library System – Indoor Story Times

  • • Frostburg and George’s Creek Libraries: Tuesdays at 11 am
  • • South Cumberland Library: Wednesdays at 11 am
  • • Washington Street and Westernport Libraries: Thursdays at 11 am

Look for your favorite Story Times in the Park to start in the summer! For more information and to view the schedule, please visit: https://www.alleganycountylibrary.info/storytime/

In observance of Memorial Day, all Allegany County Library System branches will close on Monday, May 30. The libraries will resume their current hours of operation on Tuesday, May 31. Current hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturdays at the Frostburg and South Cumberland Libraries from 11 am to 5 pm.

Library patrons can check out the eBooks & More page on the library’s website for 24/7 access to digital collections like hoopla, Libby, and Kanopy! Download free books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines through these digital collections. And as always, library patrons can access their accounts through the library’s homepage to renew books and other items from home.

The Allegany Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a special exhibition entitled “Allegany: The American High School Experience.” This exhibition will be at Allegany Museum from July 2-31, 2022. The exhibit is fully researched, developed and designed by current Allegany High School students enrolled in the Historical Research Methods course. The exhibition will reflect the history of the American High School. Learn more at https://alleganymuseum.org/exhibits-special-events/.

More updates will be highlighted as the students prepare for the exhibit within the next month! For a full look at the updates and progress, check out: https://www.facebook.com/alleganyhighschool.

Come back to the past! The Gordon-Roberts House is open for private tours. The Allegany County Historical Society makes 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.

 

DOWNTOWN LIVING & WORKING

Your own office on the Cumberland Mall- Looking for a first floor, individual office for a great price? Call John at 443-510-5724.

The Cumberland Police Department would like to notify the public of a change regarding parking at the Centre City Parking Garage on George Street. These changes are regarding a problem with the current system now in place. Starting April 1, 2022, vehicles entering the Centre City Parking Garage will enter the garage from South George Street. After entering the garage, the first three levels, 1-3, will be designated for permit holders only. Levels 4-6 will be one-hour parking for non-permit holders. Parking will remain free on weekdays after 5 pm, on holidays and weekends. The city is currently working on signage that will be posted throughout the garage to inform customers. There will be enforcement present in the garage every hour from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The parking gates will be left up until the problem has been corrected. There will be no changes made to the Union Street entrance of the parking garage.

 

HIRING

The Book Center, 15 N. Centre Street. We=’re looking for a reliable and intelligent person for a part-time sales position. Retail experience is preferred but not necessary. Some weekends required. You must be 21 or older. Call for an appointment at 301-722-2284 or stop in and inquire.

Eby’s Sawmill

  • • Lumber Stacker. Must be able to lift 50-100 lbs.
  • • Pellet Stacker. Must be able to lift 40lb bags of pellets and stack them.
  • • CDL Class A . Must have a clean driving record; previous driving experience preferred.
  • • Pay rate: Starts at $13.50 an hour after 90 days, $14.50 per hour for general laborers
  • • CDL drivers are paid either by the load or the hour drivers choice, starting at $18.00/hour
  • • Options are available to be promoted to run equipment. Raises will be given out based on employee performance. For example, being on time and willingness to learn new skills.
  • • Insurance: We offer a health insurance program along with a Health Saving Account (HSA) after 90 days of employment

Retirement:

  • • We offer a 401k after 90 days of employment.
  • • Hours: Our hours are 5 am-2 pm Monday-Thursday and 5 am-1 pm on Fridays; overtime is available.
  • • The first 40 hours are standard time and everything after is time and half.
  • • Please visit us in person at 2319 Beans Cove Clearville, PA 15535 to fill out an application today.

ForeAxes – We are hiring all positions! As a team member, you will be a part of a fast-paced environment and cross-trained in various roles. We are looking forward to meeting you! 157 Baltimore Street

Crabby Pig – Peak season is straight ahead. We’re looking for dependable, drug-free servers, dishwashers and cooks (all shifts) to join our team! 13 Canal Street, https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/981750899128581?source=job_ats.

Novus Physical Medicine & Pain Management, a private multi-state practice, is actively recruiting PM&R physicians and Nurse Practitioners to join our team. This opportunity is perfect for someone interested in and with expertise in skilled nursing and long-term care communities. Applicants must have 1-3 years minimum of experience in pain management. As part of our team, medical providers will focus on guiding the rehabilitation process and pain management for both short-term and long-term care patients with acute and chronic needs. Duties include appropriate evaluation of medication utilization, ongoing tracking of pain intensity levels, narcotics utilization, mobility & function assessments, and onsite procedures to impact the overall patient outcomes during their stay.

At Novus, you will enjoy having autonomy and flexibility in your schedule. The ideal candidate will have advanced communication skills with patients, referring physicians, and interdisciplinary team members; and be willing to provide insight into the advancement of a comprehensive care plan.

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

Job Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Benefits:

  • • Flexible schedule
  • • 401(k)
  • • Health insurance
  • • Dental insurance
  • • Vision insurance
  • • Life insurance
  • • Professional development assistance
  • • Relocation assistance
  • • Other
  • • Email balkire@careventures.net to apply today.

Chessie Federal Credit Union – Join the Chessie Family! We are looking for a full-time teller. Contact us today for information about our current employment opportunities at 301-777-1781 or online at chessiefcu.org.

Allegany County Library System – Are you a friendly, motivated person who would provide excellent customer service to library users? Join our team as a service specialist! See the details here: https://www.alleganycountylibrary.info/workforthelibrary/

WebstaurantStore – Positions available for 1st, 2nd and3rd shifts. 11700 Mexico Farm Rd, SE, Cumberland MD, 21502. www.webstaurantstore.com.

  • • Order Picker locates and pulls products from warehouse locations to fulfill orders. This role operates a variety of warehouse equipment, including forklifts, in a safe and efficient manner to meet daily objectives.
  • • Order Packer accurately and efficiently packages products to fulfill orders. This role operates a variety of warehouse equipment in a safe and efficient manner to meet daily objectives.
  • • InboundMaterial Handler is responsible for receiving warehouse stock safely using equipment to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled in a timely and accurate manner.

Pharmacare – We currently have the following openings:

Pharmacists (full-time retail/institutional) Requires RPh or PharmD graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy with a valid license to practice in Maryland (prefer West Virginia as well); Current CPR certification; the flexibility to work days, evenings, weekends on an as-needed basis. Must be able to travel to our seven retail locations.

Pharmacy Technicians (full-time) Requires: HS diploma or GED; must be a skilled, experienced pharmacy technician registered (or able to register) with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy. Wage depends on experience.

Retail Clerks (part-time or full-time) Minimum qualifications: Excellent customer service skills; cash register experience preferred; basic computer knowledge a must. Rate of pay: $12.50/hour

Administrative Assistants (full-time) Requires: excellent oral and written communications are a must; Must have good customer services skills; and computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications. Wage depends on experience.

Apply online via mail or email to:
Jodi Chamberlain, HR Director
The PharmaCare Network
3 Commerce Drive
Cumberland, MD 21502
jchamberlain@3ipc.com
EOE

Coney Pizza, 50 Main Street, Lonaconing, 301-463-2227. Now hiring in-store and delivery persons. Apply a store. Must have proof of insurance and valid driver’s license, must be able to work weekends and be flexible with hours.

Do you love real estate? Join one of the fastest-growing companies in the tri-state region. Carter & Roque offers a very competitive compensation package, top-notch support and a great marketing team to help you reach your goals. We are looking for highly motivated, licensed agents in your area. Please send all inquiries to info@carterandroque.com.

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.

 

GET INVOLVED/OPPORTUNITIES

The City of Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has a vacancy open for an immediate appointment. The HPC consists of seven volunteer members appointed by the Mayor and City Council and one representative from the City Council. Appointments are made with respect to representation in history, architectural history, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, engineering, archaeology, curation, conservation, law, engineering, or other related disciplines. City residents are preferred, but qualified non-residents are also eligible.

This volunteer City commission advises the City Council on a variety of historic preservation issues, including the review of Certificates of Appropriateness for work within the City of Cumberland Historic District, to ensure it meets the City of Cumberland Preservation District Design Guidelines as well as the Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Meetings are held at 4:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month at City Hall (in-person attendance is preferred, but virtual attendance options are available).

Interested persons ages 16 and older can send a written resume of qualifications to Margie Woodring, City Clerk, City of Cumberland, 57 North Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD 21502. If you have questions, please call (301)759-6431.

The 2022 City of Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department Constitution Park Day Camp is opening on Monday, June 20 and will continue for six weeks through August 12. This program is offered through the services of the Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, Maryland State Department of Education, and Allegany County Department of Social Services.

Day camp will operate from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Extended hours (starting at 8 am and ending at 5 pm) are offered for an additional $10 per week per child. Parents are responsible for providing transportation for participants of this program.

Campers enrolled must be between the ages of 6 to 12, with 6-year-olds having already completed Kindergarten. Camp fees are as follows:

Weekly In-City Resident Fee Number of Children:
1st child in family – $40
2nd child in family – $38
3rd child & more – $35

Weekly Non-City Resident Fee
1st child in family – $60
2nd child in family – $56
3rd child & more – $50

The Day Camp Application can be downloaded from the City’s website at: https://www.cumberlandmd.gov/230/Summer-Day-Camp. Camp registration will be held on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15, from 11 am to 1 pm and again on Thursday, June 16, from 3 to 6 pm at the Constitution Park Day Camp House. Additional weekly registration will be held on Thursdays from 8 to 8:45 am or 4 to 4:30 pm throughout the duration of camp.

For related questions, please contact the Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department at 301-759-6636 or email at diane.johnson@cumberlandmd.gov.

Dog Walking Orientation – Saturday, June 21, 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Allegany County Animal Shelter, 716 Furnace Street. Looking for a fun, healthy way to help a shelter dog? Enjoy time outside and being active? If so, join our longtime dog walkers to learn the basics of walking shelter dogs. www.alleganyanimalshelter.com

2022 Bikes for the World Collection – Donate your old bikes! Doing some Spring cleaning and have an old repairable bike in your basement or garage taking up storage space? Want to put it to good use and make a difference? Donate it to the Cumberland Area Bikes for the World collection on Saturday, May 21. Bikes will be collected at Canal Place from 10 am to 12 noon. We suggest a voluntary $10 donation to help offset the cost of shipping bikes to both domestic and international locations. Your bike donation is tax deductible and can change someone’s life! We also collect sewing machines (not table sewing machines, please).

We are planning a safe and socially distance event; more details on our setup procedures are coming. Click on the link below for details on the types of bikes and sewing machines we collect!

https://bikesfortheworld.org/donate-a-bike/what-we-collect

We look forward to seeing you in May!

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 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. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com.

Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. 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. 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.