Mostly sunny today with highs in the mid-40s. Winds around 10-15 mph and could gust to 25 mph.

Happy Cyber Monday! And, don’t forget, tomorrow is Giving Tuesday!

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM education is really a focal point in today’s educational and career arenas. If you add-in the Arts, you make STEAM, which is really hot! STEAM education and experiences meld the sciences with the arts, artisanship and the maker movement. Ruth Enlow Library has three STEM/STEAM programs scheduled throughout the County today.

We hope you had a great long weekend, as we know a number of local organizations were closed, or employees took off on Friday, for a nice four-day weekend. Lots of folks went to the Festival of Trees on Friday and Saturday. Here’s a photo of the tree donated to the Festival by Melissa and the team at Ace’s Run. Those folks do great work!

Deep Creek Lake Festival of Trees

Speaking of weekends, Caroline Blizzard of Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery center just announced their December schedule. They will be open Friday- Sunday, every weekend in December with some really nice activities, including a holiday open house on December 2nd. We will post their detailed schedule on Deep Creek Times on Friday in our December edition.

According to the American Automobile Association, Mid-Atlantic, over 45 million Americans and 967,000 Marylanders hit the roads this week for the Thanksgiving holiday and motorists filling up their tanks paid the highest gas prices for the holiday since 2014. From the looks of local shops and restaurants, many folks traveled to the Deep Creek Lake area for the holiday weekend. We hope you had a great visit!

Just add snow! Wisp Resort has announced a few Cyber Monday deals for lift passes and lodging that will be offered for 24 hours only today.

The strong economy and our desirable location seem to be propelling the local real estate market. According to data received from Mike Kennedy of Railey Realty, there were 178 “lake-oriented residential” homes for sale as of November 1st. There were also 208 homes sold year-to-date through October with an average sales price of $518,695, both on the uptick from prior periods.