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Allegany College Offers New Program in Cyber Technology PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Monday, 27 July 2015 14:32

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland is launching new academic programs in cyber technology that will prepare graduates for careers in the growing cybersecurity industry.


ACM is this fall introducing associate-degree and certificate programs that will help employers fill job openings in this important information technology sector.

These new credit options, to be complemented by workforce development training through continuing education, are offered with support from the U.S. Department of Labor.

ACM is sharing in a nearly $15 million federal grant that is enabling it and other Maryland community colleges to establish Cyber Technology Pathways Across Maryland, or CPAM.

Together, the consortium will offer training and education that ...

National Marbles Champion to be Honored PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Embassy Theatre   
Friday, 17 July 2015 16:55

The Embassy Theatre at 49 Baltimore Street is celebrating the accomplishment of local student Devon Loewendick’s victory in becoming the National Marbles Champion with a party for area citizens to celebrate and meet the champion. The party, for all age groups and their families, is free for the public on Wednesday, July 22, from four to six pm in Cumberland’s sole-remaining vintage movie theatre building at 49 Baltimore St. in downtown Cumberland, between Liberty and Mechanic Streets. Refreshments and marble demonstrations under direction of Renee Truly, Devon’s mentor and trainer, will be available, along with music for dancing.

Embassy building owner Mark Baker mentioned, “It is a great time to be proud of Devon’s accomplishment, and to share the Loewendick ...

What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:34

May through October, visit the Farmers Market at the Downtown Cumberland Mall to enjoy healthy, locally produced food & goods every Thursday from 9:30 am-2 pm. For more information, please call 301-876-0728.


Grace Ministry, 400 Seymour Street is hosting a free community dinner this Saturday, July 11 from 12 noon – 2 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.


It’s a great weekend for music, cars & art! This Friday night, enjoy the Fire & Ice Car Show along with the Swing/Jazz sounds of Bumper Jacksons with Dan Stevens on the ...

FSU to Offer Free Planetarium Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:28

As part of its summer planetarium program, Frostburg State University will offer a show titled “Two Small Pieces of Glass” about the amazing discoveries made possible by telescopes on Saturday, July 25, at 8 p.m. in the Multimedia Learning Center, room 186 of the Catherine R. Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology. The show is free and open to the public.

The show begins at a local star party, where two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how ...

Local Legion of Honor Recipient PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:26

Legion1In commemoration with Memorial Day, 2015, local World War Two veteran, Floyd "Fizz" Blank, Mt. Savage, was posthumously awarded The French Legion of Honor Medal for his part in the Liberation of France in 1944 by the Consul General of France Olivier Serot Aimeras at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.  The Legion of Honor is France's highest medal given to foreigners who fought on French soil on their behalf.  The Legion d’honneur, or Legion of Honor is given as a tribute to those who risked their lives defending liberty.


Mr. Blank served with Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Division during the Invasion of Normandy, where he became Missing In Action and wounded.  Floyd also received a Bronze Star Medal during the war.   After ...


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