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 everyone had a great Autumn Glory weekend! From the feedback received from friends and family, and our own experiences out and about, it looks like it was another successful event.

The Garrett County Fire & EMS Fallen Heros Memorial was dedicated on Sunday in McHenry, MD.

The Tri County Council reminds citizens: If you own a certified historic property in Maryland, you may have the opportunity to earn a state income tax credit on qualified rehabilitation expenditures. There’s a Rehabilitation Tax Credit Workshop on Tuesday, October 17th, 6:30pm, at the Allegany Museum 3 Pershing Street in Cumberland. For more information on tax credits, contact Elizabeth Totten at 410.697.9551 or Megan Klem at 410.697.9560.

Mike volunteered at the Civic Club Antique Show Saturday afternoon while his wife was in the parade and hobnobbing with the big-wigs. In the photo from left: Pat Shelton, Governor Hogan, Jean Tumbarello and Sandy Hill (aka, Uncle Sam). The Civic Club ladies should be proud of another great fundraiser… Garrett County is lucky to have you all!

While the Governor was in Garrett County, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford lead a trade and diplomatic mission to Europe that kicked-off Friday with stops in France, Belgium, and Estonia. In addition to trade-related topics, the Maryland delegation will also be learning about cybersecurity and drug and opioid abuse efforts in Europe.

The movie Iron Jawed Angels tells the true story of how brilliant young activists took the women’s suffrage movement by storm and helped American women gain the right to vote. The movie, sponsored by the newly formed Garrett College chapter of American Association of University Women, is free and open to the public.  It will be shown at 3:00pm and 6:00pm on October 18th in the Garrett College auditorium.

Sheriff Rob Corley has announced that the month of November will be designated as No Shave November for the employees at the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office to raise funds for the Garrett County “Police Providing Presents Christmas Project”.

October 22-28 is Maryland Economic Development Week. The MEDA Economic Fall Conference will be held on October 23 at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, and will feature opportunities and benefits related to Maryland’s 12 military bases. While many innovations take place “on base,” every community can identify opportunities to acquire these advancements and turn them into commercial applications for local companies.

Stick to the Knitting! The Ruth Enlow Library is offering beginning knitting classes for all ages every Thursday for five weeks, from 3:30pm – 5pm at the Oakland Library. Class dates are October 26 and November 2, 9,16, and 30. Contact Susanne Kight at 301-334-3996 x0115 for more information.