The weather will be sunny and mild with highs in the upper 50s.

Jess Daddio, travel editor for Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine, is scheduled to give a presentation, ‘A Woman’s Experience Biking the Great Tour Divide Route’ as part of the adventure sports colloquium series this evening at 7:00pm in Room 1013 of the Center for Adventure & Outdoor Studies (CAOS) building at the McHenry campus of Garrett College. For more information persons may contact the Garrett College Adventure Sports office at 301-387-3330.

A new addition to the Tumbarello Clan! I know so many of our readers – locals, second home owners and visitors alike – I thought I would share my first grandchild has arrived safely Monday morning.

Garrett Regional Medical Center’s Subacute Unit won its fourth consecutive Best Nursing Home award from US News & World Report. The annual award requires the facility to meet certain performance standards consistently throughout the 12 month period.

Garrett County needs you! Today is Giving Tuesday, an internationally recognized day of giving back to our communities. Consider joining the movement and giving back – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your local community.

And speaking of giving, Sabrina Liggett from the Painted Cupboard, will be walking around downtown Oakland on today and Wednesday of this week to get donations for the children’s treat bags for A Great Small Town Christmas on December 8th.  If you would like to donate please let Michelle Ross know and they can have someone swing by. Contact Michelle at GOBA (301.334.2691) for more information.

The Lodges at Sunset Village has a special going on until Wednesday, November 29th. They are giving 5% off a one-night booking and 15% off additional night rentals. These prices include free ski lift tickets and/or other discounts (check for specifics).

Here are the winners from the weekend’s Festival of Trees:

Tall Trees:
Best in Show: Dutch’s at Silvertree
1st Place: North Glade 4-H/
1st Place: Southern Middle School
2nd Place: Crossroads Church
2nd Place: Girl Scouts Troop 55004
Special Recognition: Mary Browning Senior Center
Special Recognition: Phi Theta Kappa

Smaller Trees: 
1st Place: Heather Hanline for Pat Hanline Excavating
2nd Place: Lori Nelson for Inn at Deep Creek

Centerpieces: 
Best in Show: Heather Hanline
1st Place: Stephen Rodeheaver for Schoolhouse Earth
2nd Place: GCC Technologies

Wreaths:
Best in Show: Garrett College Financial Aid Office
1st Place: Amy Schmidt, Garrett County Farm Queen
2nd Place: Judy Simpson, Pleasant Valley Woodcrafts