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 – 5:00pm. Equipment is provided, just bring your tennis shoes and yourself! Contact Garrett College Continuing Education at 301.387.3069 for more information.

A great time had by all at Commissioner Paul Edwards’ fundraiser Sunday afternoon: good music, conversation and food, and nice to support a great fellow working tirelessly to help our County. It was also good to see a number of attendees present that “crossed the aisle” to support Paul.

We all know Garrett County is a great place and that we all have reason to be optimistic, but it looks like the rest of the country is catching up. The just released University of Maryland Consumer Confidence Index shows a surge in consumer confidence from a year earlier.

Garrett College Continuing Education Operations Coordinator, Ag program manager and overall great person, Sarah Friend has posted a survey for farmers and others in agriculture to complete.

Oakland’s GOBA needs your help. Please buy a ticket for the GOBA 50/50 raffle on sale online until Noon today or on paper through tomorrow 5:00pm.  If Oakland succeeds, the County succeeds…

Don’t forget about the Lion’s Club Annual Halloween Parade TOMORROW night at the Oakland Armory beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will have games, cake walks, prizes, raffles and the winner of the GOBA 50/50 Raffle will be announced!

Happy birthday wishes today to my wife and best friend of over 40 years, Jean. If you see her wish her a happy, happy day! She is the best!! 

The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County and Our Town Theatre will co-host a free World War I Canteen to honor Garrett County’s veterans on Saturday, November 11, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the theatre. The event will feature keynote speaker Matt Borders on the topic of “The First Air War: The Men and Flying Machines of World War One.” For more information, contact Our Town Theatre at www.ourtowntheatre.org or call 301-334-5640 and leave a message.

A little too close for comfort? Thanks to Shawn Bender for keeping his composure to snag this awesome video over the weekend: