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Pub Crawl Set For Saturday

March 12th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The word “hooley” is defined as a noisy, merry party. With a bit of Irish luck, downtown Cumberland will be the epitome of that word during the 17th annual St. Paddy’s Day Hooley Pub Crawl on March 14. “The Hooley was the brainchild of the band Shanty Irish and it was an immediate success,” said Jennifer Light of the Downtown Development Commission. The band is still an integral part of the celebration and according to Light “it just seems to grow in popularity every year.” This year’s Hooley will be the largest to date with more than 20 participating restaurants, clubs, bars and pubs. The festivities will kick off at noon with each of the participating locations offering food and drink specials and many providing live music or entertainment. The Shanty Irish will perform throughout the event at various locations. As an added benefit to the pub crawlers, a free trolley will circulate through the city from 2 to 8 p.m., picking up and dropping off participants at seven different points. The stops are the corner of Harrison and Centre Street; Geatz’s Restaurant on Paca Street; Woodchux on Greene Street; the Outdoor Club off Industrial Boulevard; the 200 block of Virginia Avenue; Patrick’s Pub off Maryland Avenue; and the corner of Park and Harrison streets. With the cooperation of Cumberland Police, the mayor and City Council and the Downtown Development Commission, several downtown streets will be open for pedestrian use only. Pershing Street will be closed to traffic at noon. Parking will be restricted on Centre Street from Harrison Street to Baltimore Street at noon and on Pershing Street and the parking lot at Merchants Alley. Parking will not be permitted on Liberty Street after 3 p.m. Centre and Liberty streets will be closed to traffic at 4 p.m. or slightly earlier depending upon the crowd. Patrons of the Hooley will be able to enjoy drinking from non-glass, open containers in  designated areas from noon until 2 a.m. although they are not permitted to bring their own coolers or alcoholic beverages. Pet owners are encouraged to leave their pet at home and, as always, responsible and respectful behavior is expected to ensure a safe and successful event that will help kick off the spring season in downtown Cumberland.

For more Hooley Pub Crawl information, including a complete schedule of events, call 301-759-6443 or go to www.downtowncumberland.com or the Facebook page: DowntownCumberland.

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March 12th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The word “hooley” is defined as a noisy, merry party. With a bit of Irish luck, downtown Cumberland will be the epitome of that word during the 17th annual St. Paddy’s Day Hooley Pub Crawl on March 14. “The Hooley was the brainchild of the band Shanty Irish and it was an immediate success,” said Jennifer Light of the Downtown Development Commission. The band is still an integral part of the celebration and according to Light “it just seems to grow in popularity every year.” This year’s Hooley will be the largest to date with more than 20 participating restaurants, clubs, bars and pubs. The festivities will kick off at noon with each of the participating locations offering food and drink specials and many providing live music or entertainment. The Shanty Irish will perform throughout the event at various locations. As an added benefit to the pub crawlers, a free trolley will circulate through the city from 2 to 8 p.m., picking up and dropping off participants at seven different points. The stops are the corner of Harrison and Centre Street; Geatz’s Restaurant on Paca Street; Woodchux on Greene Street; the Outdoor Club off Industrial Boulevard; the 200 block of Virginia Avenue; Patrick’s Pub off Maryland Avenue; and the corner of Park and Harrison streets. With the cooperation of Cumberland Police, the mayor and City Council and the Downtown Development Commission, several downtown streets will be open for pedestrian use only. Pershing Street will be closed to traffic at noon. Parking will be restricted on Centre Street from Harrison Street to Baltimore Street at noon and on Pershing Street and the parking lot at Merchants Alley. Parking will not be permitted on Liberty Street after 3 p.m. Centre and Liberty streets will be closed to traffic at 4 p.m. or slightly earlier depending upon the crowd. Patrons of the Hooley will be able to enjoy drinking from non-glass, open containers in  designated areas from noon until 2 a.m. although they are not permitted to bring their own coolers or alcoholic beverages. Pet owners are encouraged to leave their pet at home and, as always, responsible and respectful behavior is expected to ensure a safe and successful event that will help kick off the spring season in downtown Cumberland. For more Hooley Pub Crawl information, including a complete schedule of events, call 301-759-6443 or go to www.downtowncumberland.com or the Facebook page: DowntownCumberland.


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