Tuesday November 21

Increasing clouds with a low temperature of 27 degrees and a high of 48 degrees.

The Ruth Enlow Library has a number of activities geared toward children going on today as well as a Community Conversations listening session in Oakland from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Just in time for holiday shopping the Loar Gift Shop at the Garrett Regional Medical Center is holding its famous everything $6.00 sale today until 4pm. Jewelry, scarves, gloves, rings, socks, leggings and much more. Plus, the event benefits the patients, staff and guests of GRMC because all proceeds are used by the Loar Auxiliary to purchase medical equipment.

Our Oakland Walmart is offering bags full of “All the Sides You Need” for a Thanksgiving meal. For every bag you purchase (up to 20 bags) Oakland Walmart will donate a matching bag to a local church or food pantry.

Congratulations to the Garrett College Lakers men’s basketball team. They swept their two David K. Martin Classic contests over the weekend to remain undefeated and nationally ranked in NJCAA DII play!

The Ruth Enlow Library announced yesterday that it has added Hoopla Digital – a unique digital entertainment/media service – to its online resources for patrons. This service provides thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and graphic novels – all available for mobile and online access with a valid library card. Contact your local library branch for more information.

As we enter this season of giving, we urge you to be a smart giver. Check out give.org to find BBB Accredited Charities that have fully disclosed information to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. There are also some “charities” with names that are very close to well-known charities.

While Thanksgiving as an expression of gratitude for divine blessings dates back to the 1530s, it was Abe Lincoln that fixed the date on the calendar in 1863. He decreed that it be on the final Thursday of November, which FDR changed to the third Thursday, until critics forced him to move it back to the fourth in 1942 — a great factoid to impress your dinner guests on Thursday!

Speaking of gratitude, I am thankful for the variety of great small businesses, and entrepreneurs, in Garrett County. Tomorrow is #NationalEntrepreneursDay to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and hard work of all entrepreneurs.

Plus, this Saturday, November 25th is Small Business Saturday. More to follow over next few days on local efforts to support our small businesses.

Monday November 20

Following yesterday’s snowy, blustery day, the weather for today will be mostly sunny with highs around 40. It will be a little windy at times with gusts up to 35mph this morning. The snow plan for Garrett County went into effect last night at 8:30pm for the entire...

Friday November 17, Saturday November 18, Sunday November 19

Today will be cloudy most of the day with highs in the mid-40 degrees. Saturday will be rain showers with a low of 31 and a high of 51 degrees. Sunday will be snow showers with a low of 22 and a high of 31 degrees. The Garrett Regional Medical Center Night Under the...

Thursday November 16

The weather for today will be cloudy with a chance of rain and maybe some snow. Little to no accumulation. Highs in the low 40s this morning but falling into the 30s this afternoon; winds can gust to 35mph. Speaking of the weather, AccuWeather yesterday issued a...

Wednesday November 15

Mostly to partly sunny today with highs in the lower 40s. There’s an Acoustic Rock Jam this evening at Moonshadow in McHenry from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Bring your instrument or just hang out and listen. The Adult Coloring Club meets tonight at the Accident branch of the...

Tuesday November 14

The weather for today will be cold but turning partly sunny with a high in the upper 30s by this afternoon for the Trader’s Cookie Party from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Also, plan to attend the HART benefit buffet dinner and dessert ‘Til Death Do Us Part Murder Mystery tonight...

Monday November 13

The weather for today will be scattered rain and even snow this morning changing to light rain this afternoon. Highs in the mid-40s. The Ruth Enlow Library has three interesting events going on today, including a LEGO Club meeting in Kitzmiller, a Community...

Friday November 10, Saturday November 11, Sunday November 12

Chance of snow this morning (there are already flurries in some places) and unseasonably cold highs in the 20s. Winds could gust up to 35mph. Tomorrow will be partly sunny with a low of 25 and a high of 32 and Sunday will be chance of rain and snow - low of 32 and...

Thursday November 9

Mostly cloudy turning partly cloudy this afternoon; highs in the mid-40s with wind around 10mph and gusts up to 20mph. The Women’s Networking Group had a great meeting at Ace’s Run yesterday. Keep up the good work – and networking – ladies! Business After Hours is...

Wednesday November 8

Partly sunny this morning turning to partly cloudy but warmer with highs in the low 40s. Important reminder for our readers: Potomac Edison is planning a power outage today that will impact customers in the McHenry and Oakland areas between 9:00am - 9:15am. This is an...

Tuesday November 7

Be careful out there: It will be a high of 37 and low of 31 today with a chance of freezing rain in the afternoon. Winds up to 15mph. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the shooting in Texas on Sunday. Calling all real estate...

Monday November 6

It will be cloudy this morning and highs in the upper 50s falling to the upper 40s by this afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. The public Commissioners Meeting is this afternoon at the Oakland Courthouse. According to just-released figures from the Chamber of Commerce,...

Friday November 3, Saturday November 4, Sunday November 5

The weather for today will be chance of rain, highs in the low 60s; winds gusting to 25mph. Saturday is rain likely and 54 degrees while Sunday looks like chance of rain and 62 degrees. There’s an Advanced Weaving Class this Friday, Saturday and Sunday where previous...

Thursday November 2

Cloudy; chance of showers 50% but warmer with highs in the mid 60s. We hope you like the new look we implemented yesterday? Just a little change for now, with some new features coming in the future. We have totally rebuilt the technical platform Deep Creek Times is...

Wednesday November 1

Our thoughts and prayers are with the terrorist attack victims in New York City today. Mike is originally from New York and is glad to be in safe, peaceful Garrett County during these crazy times. Pickleball play and instruction will be at the Oakland Community Center...

Monday October 30

Mostly cloudy today; highs in the upper 40s. Wind around 15-25mph with gusts up to 40mph. The Snow Emergency Plan was in effect overnight beginning at 2130 on 10/29/17 and was just recently lifted at 0820 hours this morning. What a beautiful sight this morning....

Friday October 27, Saturday October 28, Sunday October 29

Mostly sunny today; highs in the upper 60s. Some rain showers expected over the weekend -- highs in the 50s for Saturday and ....brrrr.... highs in the upper 30s on Sunday. Don't forget to visit the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Oakland on Saturday. It is their...

Thursday October 26

Mostly cloudy & foggy turning mostly sunny today; highs in the upper 40s. It happened. First snow of the season in the air last night: Join fellow artists, woodworkers, musicians, writers and folks that have a passion for art at this month's Garrett County Arts...

Wednesday October 25

Cool today; highs only in the mid-40s. Partly sunny and then chance of a scattered shower this afternoon. The last Wednesday Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market session of the season will take place today at the pavilion downtown Oakland from 10:00am-1:00pm. Our Town...

Tuesday October 24

Mostly cloudy this morning; slight chance of showers and highs in the upper 50s. Not as windy today but we could experience gusts up to 25mph. There's nothing to say about this: The Lion's Club Annual Halloween Parade tonight at the former Oakland Armory on 8th Street...

Monday October 23

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers this afternoon; temps staying in the mid-60s and we could see wind around 15-20mph with gusts up to 40mph. There will be open Pickleball at the Oakland Community Center today and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 3:00pm -...

Friday October 20, Saturday October 21, Sunday October 22

Mostly sunny today and for the weekend; highs in the mid to upper 60s and may even reach 70 on Sunday. Blueberry Jam is appearing at the Moonshadow this evening. The Arthurdale Heritage Craft Show and Fall festival is this Saturday. Arthurdale is a historic village...

Thursday October 19

Mostly sunny today. High of 64 degrees. Our Town Theater in Oakland is holding their annual Ghost Walk beginning this evening at 7:00pm (sold out) but also Friday and Saturday evenings. Grantsville Community Museum Annual Dinner & Fundraiser program will be held this...

Wednesday October 18

Areas of patchy frost again this morning. Sunny, warmer, highs in the mid-60s. Ruth Enlow Library is hosting a "One Maryland, One Book" discussion this evening at the Oakland library from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The book is Purple Hibiscus. The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market...

Tuesday October 17

Areas of frost this morning, sunny, highs in the mid-50s. Congratulations to the winners of the 50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival Commemorative Glass pieces made by Simon Pearce! Two winners for each piece were drawn as follows: Ornaments - Rich Mattingly & LuAnn...

Monday October 16

So the weather forecast was off a bit for the weekend ... it turned out sunnier and warmer than we anticipated but we will take it! Today will be cooler with showers this morning and then partly cloudy this afternoon. Highs only reaching the upper 40s. We hope...

Friday October 13, Saturday October 14, Sunday October 15

Rain drizzle today with highs in the low 60s but clearing up for a great parade-day tomorrow: Partly sunny, cooler, high of 58 degrees. Then, Sunday, rain showers likely with highs in the low 70s. Visit the Glorious Harvest Farmers Market & Craft Show today and...

Thursday October 12

It will be a bit cooler today with temps hovering at about 60 degrees. Cloudy with a slight chance of rain but otherwise a great Autumn Glory evening .. we wait all year for this event ... let's make the most of it! Get your Flu shot today at the Garrett County Health...

Wednesday October 11

A bit of rain today and highs in the upper 60s. There may be a thunderstorm this afternoon. The 50th Annual Autumn Glory festival kicks off today! Here's the complete Autumn Glory schedule for you. (Remember that tomorrow there will be road closings downtown Oakland...

Tuesday October 10

A little foggy this morning turning into partly sunny with a slight chance of showers this afternoon. Highs in the low 70s. Did anyone else see the pinkish glow of the sunrise through the fog this morning? I didn't quite catch the experience on camera but it was...

Monday October 9

Showers today; highs in the low 70s. Chance of rain 100%. Traffic fatality. In the early hours of Friday morning, a tractor trailer travelling eastbound on I-68 pulled over with mechanical trouble around the two-mile marker and the 28-year-old driver of a 2011 Kia ran...