Be careful out there: It will be a high of 37 and low of 31 today with a chance of freezing rain in the afternoon. Winds up to 15mph.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the shooting in Texas on Sunday.

Calling all real estate investors and artists: Don’t forget to attend the A&E District Explained meeting this evening at the Penn Alps restaurant in Grantsville. You’ll learn all about the benefits of buying or renting real estate in the Grantsville and Oakland Arts Districts.

Remember to mark your calendars for Wednesday’s Women’s Networking Lunch at Ace’s Run from 12pm-1pm sponsored by the Garrett County Business Hub. The cost $15 to cover the cost of lunch.

Health is in the news:

The Board of Garrett County Commissioners will be holding its semi-annual Board of Health meeting during the monthly Health Planning Council on Thursday, November 16, 2017 beginning at 8:00 am in the Health Department Conference Room. Interested persons may contact Robert Stephens, Health Officer at 301.334.7700

Maryland Health Connection Open Enrollment is available until December 15, 2017. More on how to enroll and the information needed can be found on the Health Connection website.

Garrett Regional Medical Center scores high on recent ratings of hospital safety in Maryland. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a public service provided by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization.

The Chamber is holding their Business After Hours this Thursday at First United in Oakland. The event goes from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

How sweet it is. A class on Wilton Candy making will be offered by Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development in Grantsville on Wednesday, November 15, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. To register for this course, persons may contact the CEWD registration desk at 301-387-3069.

While many flowers are finished blooming by the fall, pollinators like bees, butterflies, moths, wasps and flower flies are still out foraging for food. This late group of pollinators also includes the monarch butterfly, which needs nectar to fuel its southward migration. See some examples of “late bloomers” that provide nectar at this time of the year.

Our rural County is home to many, many dogs and dog lovers, including Mike and Sarah. For you dog lovers out there: Today is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. Give your dog a big hug and we’ll talk again tomorrow…