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 high of 43.

We salute you! A heartfelt thank you to all the men and women that have served their country, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Garrett College is holding their annual Remembrance Day Roll Call on today in the auditorium from 7:00am – 4:30pm. This year members of the community will read the names of our men and women who died in Afghanistan and Iraq in the past decade.

Here’s our list of local restaurants offering Veterans Day (November 11th) discounts, including:

  • Denny’s: (Nov 10) Free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5:00am to noon
  • IHOP: (Nov. 10) Free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Perkins: (Nov 11) You can enjoy a complimentary Magnificent Seven Breakfast
  • Uno’s: (Nov 11) Enjoy a free entrée or individual pizza (with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value.)
  • Green Turtle: Nov 11) Offer valid for a free item up to $12 or $12 off on a more     expensive item

*Check participating locations before you go and note that you will probably need your ID Card or DD 214 for each of these*

Oakland will be holding a Veteran’s Parade tomorrow at 10:30am in Downtown.

On Saturday, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Our Town Theatre and Ruth Enlow Library will co-host a Canteen at the Theatre. The Canteen will begin with a Presentation of the Colors, with the American Legion’s Color Guard, and the service songs will be played to honor each branch of the armed forces, followed by a reading of “letters home” and other programming.

Anybody know who belongs to this doggie that was found at the intersection of 495 and North Glad on Thursday? If so, please call the Garrett County Animal Shelter at 301-334-3553.

Just heard that the WMXA Cash Bash scheduled for Saturday evening at the Oakland Elks Lodge has been rescheduled to January 13th

Moonshadow in McHenry has concerts by The Tonehounds, Mateo Monk and Jason McDonald this weekend.

Garrett County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Baker plans to seek feedback from parents and the community regarding the strategic planning for the future success of the school system. See the link for the complete schedule.

Some tidbits (giblets?) for Thanksgiving table conversations: According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, an adult turkey has between 5,000 and 6,000 feathers. And, turkey droppings tell a bird’s sex and age. Male droppings are j-shaped; female droppings are spiral-shaped. The larger the diameter, the older the bird. Now you know!

The Rural Maryland Council will host its biennial summit “Bridging the Divide: Strengthening Rural and Urban Communities” on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland.

A new community organization, HABco, is holding a Monday Morning Mojo event on November 20 from 7:30am-9:00am. This event intends to create an opportunity for coffee, collaboration and motivation among creatives, entrepreneurs and community leaders. This event is $10 per person and limited to the first 20 participants.