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 last Saturday of the season. They do plan on having some Winter Markets

A Touch of Class Limousine is holding their weekly wine and beer tasting tour event from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday.

I had a very interesting meeting Friday as part of The Greater Cumberland Committee Education Work Group. We had an interesting discussion led by Dr. Diane Romaine of Frostburg about prescription drug abuse issues and what is being done in the medical community to combat this epidemic. This is a huge problem even for rural, peaceful Garrett County.

The 2017 Wild Turkey Observation Survey Summary shows turkey reproduction in western Maryland was slightly below average, but high enough to maintain the population at previous levels. The Fall Turkey hunting season begins October 28th and ends November 4th.

On the other end of the spectrum, a Care2 Petition with over 119,000 signatures is seeking to put an end to Maryland’s black bear trophy hunt, which ran through Thursday in Garrett, Frederick, Washington, and Allegany Counties.

The Ruth Enlow Library and Garrett County Family Support Services will co-host a teen sensory and social event on Saturday, November 4, 10:00am – 11:00am, at the Oakland Library. This interactive, sensory friendly program will include activities specifically designed for teens that provide adaptive experiences based on multiple learning styles.

Garrett County is featured for “Building a Culture of Health in Appalachia” in the October edition of ARC in Focus as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award recipient.

Last and definitely not least are all of the cool Halloween festivities being held in the area. Note we have added a few…

10/27 – Trick or Treat Night
Downtown Kitzmiller @6:00-8:00pm

10/28 – Trunk or Treat
GCC Technologies @noon-3:00pm

10/28 – Halloween Trick or Treat
Deep Creek Marina Club @3:00pm-7:00pm

10/28 – Free Family Fall Festival
Deer Park Community Building @6:00pm-9:00pm

10/28 – Halloween Party
Long Branch Saloon @9:30pm-12:00am

10/28 – Halloween Party
Black Bear Tavern @10:00pm-1:00am

10/30 – Trick or Treat Sponsored by Residence Life
Garrett College Residence  @6:00pm-9:00pm

10/31 – Trick or Treating in the Towns
Oakland @6:00-7:30pm
Mt Lake Park @5:30pm-6:30pm
Loch Lynn @5:30pm-6:30pm
Grantsville @5:30pm-7:00pm
Friendsville @5:30-7:00pm
Accident @6:00pm-7:00pm

10/31 – Crossroads Family Fun Friendly Fantastic Fall Festival
Crossroads Church @5:00pm-8:00pm

10/31 – Still Brewing Band
MoonShadow @7:30pm