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Thursday July 27
Today we are expected to have scattered
thunderstorms this afternoon and a high temperature
of 75 degrees.
Bring your chairs or blanket and check out Finding
Dory at the Pocket Park Movie Night at the Mountain
Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland. The movie is
free and starts at dusk.
The barn at Ridgeview Valley is hosting the Theater
on the Lake production of
Antigone, a Greek drama on Thursday, Friday and
Tomorrow is the
Garrett County Agriculture Fair will be in town
from July 29 - August 5. The admission prices are
Don't drain the swamp!
The Cranesville Swamp is a great place for the
family to stretch their legs and experience a unique
black bear video taken by our friend Matt Cedro
near Wisp Resort.
Hogan's Administration has been working on the
More Jobs for Marylanders Act.
Well, my wife jean keeps attracting lost
animals. Tonight a stray kitty walked up to her in
our yard in Swanton off Glendale Road. Very sweet
little girl. Please check out the picture and get in
email@example.com or 410.707.5377 if you
know who her family is. She is in our guest room
until we figure it out.
Wednesday July 26
Well, we sure goofed on the weather yesterday! Sorry
about that - we saw warm temperatures and got too
excited. The weather for today is going to be MUCH
WARMER than the mid-50s we saw yesterday and should
be partly cloudy and high in the upper 70s.
Head to High Country Cheese first thing this morning
(around 9:00am) to watch the cheese makers stretch
125 pounds of mozzarella on their Italian mozzarella
The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market will be open at
the Pavilion in downtown Oakland from 10:00am-1:00pm
today. Shop farm-fresh food and pick up new recipes.
last year's recipes, too.
Stage WISP concert series hosts the band
"Mountain Ride" this evening starting at 6:30pm on
the front lawn. Bring a chair or blanket and the
family to this free event.
Results are in for the North Garrett FFA Chapter
from the Washington County Fair: Samantha Wilt is
going to Nationals for Dairy Handler and the
Livestock Judging team got second place.
second-home market in Deep Creek is HOT! Garrett
County sellers are getting 95 percent of their
asking price which means buyers want to own here
in this community.
driven past the
Footer's Dye Works building just off I-68 in
nearby Cumberland MD. Plans are progressing to add
24 apartments and a brewpub to the historic
The lost dog we featured in yesterday's notes has
reunited with her owner after being missing since
July 4th weekend.
Tuesday July 25
Sunny and highs in the low 80s today; mostly sunny
and highs near 90 tomorrow!
Judy Center Playgroup this week at Friendsville
Elementary School from 9:45am-11:00am for ages birth
through four years.
Free and no need to pre-register but for more
information call 301-334-4211.
For the birds! Deep Creek Lake State Park is hosting
Aviary Encounter today where participants get to
see the birds eat and learn about their lives.
Garrett College is open during the summer:
All About Composting,
Growing and Preparing Tomatoes and Bulbs
for Your Fall Garden are just some of the
Continuing Education classes available.Another
kids' camp is available for sign-up - Deep Creek
Pottery is holding their
Summer Art Camp August 7-11.
Little lost dog.
The folks at Mountain Top Truck Driving
Institute in Grantsville found a little female
Chihuahua mix caught in some high weeds yesterday.
See photo below and contact the Oakland
animal shelter at 301-334-3553 for more information.
Monday July 24
Partly sunny this morning with a 40% chance of
scattered showers and maybe a pop-up thunderstorm
this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s.
Happy Happy Birthday to our friend and
colleague, Mary Callis! (GLAF
Bummer about the
bad weather during Kitzmiller's Homecoming Day
festivities on Saturday... there were damages but
there were no serious injuries.
Learn about animals that live in Deep Creek lake at
the 2:00pm Aquatic Adventure Session at Deep Creek
State Park/Discovery Center today.
Backbone Farm and All Earth Eco Tours are partnering
to offer a
farm day camp for kids starting next week.
Meet the Makers! Mike and I are looking for makers
(artists, techies, craftspeople, hobbyists, DIYers,
etc.) to share their creations and story for a few
minutes at the upcoming
Mountain Maker Fest.
Love is in the air!
<3 Oakland has been featured on Trip Advisor's
recently compiled list of "15
Best Honeymoon Destinations in the US".
you know someone that has enriched the lives of GC
citizens through kindness and generosity? The Board
of Garrett County Commissioners is seeking
nominations for Garrett County's
Most Beautiful Person contest.
just announced his company has "verbal
[government] approval" to build a hyperloop
connecting New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
and Washington, DC.
Friday July 21, Saturday July 22. Sunday
Cloudy and scattered thunderstorms today; not quite
as warm as it has been. Looks like we will stay in
the high 70s.
There is an
entertainment news site being shared around
Deep Creek Lake is not going to be drained.
21 students in the Mountain Maryland Music Institute
(MMMI) will give a free performance at 4pm this
afternoon in the Garrett College auditorium. The
duration of the performance is approximately 45
Attend the Garrett County Arts Council ice cream
social and preview party at the gallery shop in
Downtown Oakland tonight.
It goes from 5:30-7:00pm tonight and is the
kickoff for the Studio Tour Weekend.
It's a small town summer:
Plan for theFriendsville Days Festival and
the 29th annual Kitzmiller
Homecoming this weekend.
Off-road vehicle enthusiasts can get ready to take
on a new trail as the Maryland Department of
Natural Resources opens St.
John's Rock ORV Trail and Campground.
One more reason to be young.
five times more well-traveled than their
grandparents, according to a
new report from European online travel agency eDreams.
Thursday July 20
I saw some red in the sky this morning but it looks
like it will be a great day: Partly cloudy and highs
in the mid 80s.
Lots going on at
Herrington Manor State Park tomorrow, Saturday
Bring your chairs or a blanket and check out this
week's free Pocket Park movie --Zootopia--
tonight at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown
Movie starts at dusk.
Heritage Area Mini-Grant Applications Available
Who knew that
aerosol cans could be deadly in the summer?
Please check out this video and check your vehicle.
Check out the
Habitat for Humanity Home Store for new and
gently used furniture, home goods, construction
material and more.
Wednesday July 18
Mostly to partly sunny today! Highs in the lower
The Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market is open
10:00am-1:00pm today at the Oakland Pavilion off
Check out this week's harvest.
Happy "Hump Day"! By noon today we will officially
be "over the hump" of this week and getting closer
to a wonderful Garrett County
Don't forget the 10th annual
Artist Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday:
visit and buy from over 30 artists in 13 locations
in the County.
Did you know the
Deep Creek Yacht Club offers
adult sailing classes and private lessons?
DCL State Park launch
successfully interdicted zebra mussels - an
aquatic invasive species of shellfish - before they
entered Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County this week.
Got Crayons? A 2017 study published in the journal
found that the simple act of coloring an image
lowered anxiety and improved mood.
Tuesday July 18
Well, yesterday's forecast didn't come true. It was
a hot one! Today will be sunny until the afternoon
with scattered thunderstorms and hot again with
"feels-like" temps in the mid-80s.
Looking for some cool things to do this week? Check
out this list from
We are hometown proud of the town of Grantsville and
the Grantsville Revitalization Organization for
Sustainable Growth Awards from the
Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission!
Congratulations are also in order to Northern
Garrett High School Graduate and basketball
standout, Kaitlynn Fratz for being named to the
University of Maryland Women's Basketball
Garrett County is currently designated HUBZone and
some of our small businesses and related jobs depend
on our designation.
It may be going away.
Check out this gorgeous
that was recently added to our online marketplace.
Monday July 17
Sunny and cooler this morning (60-degrees) but
warming up a bit (74-degrees) with isolated
thunderstorms this afternoon/evening.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Hancock of Virginia.
Elizabeth won our drawing at the Oakland
Downtown Jubilee and is receiving a $25 gift card to
Brenda's Pizza compliments of Deep Creek Times
Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is
offering free classes for family members every
Thursday evening in July to raise awareness and
understanding of Dementia. Call 301.334.2319 to
reserve a spot.
13th annual Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival is
September 9th at the County Fairgrounds. Please
consider signing-up to volunteer at this great event
that benefits HART for Animals and GLAF.
GCPS/Wendell Teets Foundation has been
established to enhance County programs from
pre-school through the 12th grade.
Don't worry, we did not
miss #nationalicecreamday - check out this
Curious George sundae at Devler's Ice Cream Co.
Comptroller's Office received the
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
Financial Reporting for the 37th straight year.
It will be mostly cloudy today wth PM thunderstorms.
A warm afternoon high of 80 degrees.
from yesterday was cancelled. I'm happy to report
Mr. Yohn was found unharmed in Morgantown, WV.
Smokey Bear will be at the
Discovery Center from 1:00pm-3:00pm today! There
is also a self-guided walk to the Thayerville Fire
Tower at the same time.
Families can bring their chairs or blankets to the
Market Fresh Pavilion in Oakland tonight to enjoy
the Trolls movie at dusk.
Governor Hogan has directed the Committee on Paid
Leave to collect data through
a survey to better understand access to paid
leave policies and how this benefit is best met by a
fair and flexible statewide leave policy.
Maryland hunters bagged 4,175 turkeys this spring,
with Garrett County leading the state with 429
according to the Wildlife and Heritage Service
Congratulations to Garrett County NeXT GEN robotics
team on winning the Innovative Solution Award at the
Mountain State Invitational in Fairmont, WV!
Wednesday July 12
A day of clouds will make way for sun late this
evening with highs reaching in the low 80's.
Silver Alert was issued early this morning for
Jere Leslie Yohn, 81, from Grantsville, MD. Yohn
left his residence driving a black, 2014 Ford
Escape, MD registration 2AK1351. Please contact the
MD State Police if you have any information.
Head to the Wisp for a FREE concert tonight, from
6:30-9:00pm as part of their Stage Wisp Concert
the family and lawn chairs and hear Bryan Elijah
Smith & The Wild Hearts.
I watched a fun,
action-packed movie on Saturday at Garrett 8
Baby Driver (rated R) will NOT win an Academy
Award (IMHO) but there were lots of great music and
Garrett Trails is holding its 3rd Trail Cleanup
Day at New Germany State Park from 9am-1pm.
On August 28, 2017, the National Park Service
Lifetime Senior Pass
price is increasing from $10 to $80.
Mostly cloudy today then becoming partly sunny.
Scattered thunderstorms and numerous showers
throughout the day they say.
Cloudy with a chance of... barn quilts? Should we
get those summer thunderstorms, check out the
Garrett County Barn Quilt Trail.
The Garrett County Board of Education is holding its
monthly meeting today at 4:00pm at the central
office in Oakland. Part or all of the meeting may be
closed to the public.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering
a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading
to finding the person(s) responsible for the
apparent abandonment of a kitten in a Broadford Lake
Park trash can.
A new state law authorized
lower tuition rates for Garrett College students
living in neighboring PA and WV counties. This
$35/credit hour reduction saves about $2,100 on the
cost of an associate's degree.
Friends of Deep Creek
Lake request that you
"Send the Governor a DCL Postcard"
It's going to be a brilliant sunny day with a high
of 74 today.
Nature is all around Garrett County, especially at
the Discovery Center.
Monday’s activities include “Fishing with the
Naturalist” at 10:00am and Aquatic Adventures at
Garrett County means business! The Garrett County
Commissioners, as part of the Chamber’s Business
Before Hours July meeting, will be delivering
of the County” discussion tomorrow,
July 11 at Wisp Resort. The meeting starts at 8:00am
and is in the Crawford room at Wisp Resort.
Blueberries are ready at
Backbone Food Farm. You can pick-em yourself.
Congrats, Hobbitat! Maryland comptroller Peter
Franchot presented the
2017 Bright Lights Award for Garrett County for
innovation and contributions to Maryland’s economy
to the tiny-home builder based in McHenry.
One more reason Garrett County is a great place to
live and visit: A recent study found that people are
“significantly and substantially happier outdoors in
all green or natural habitats than they are in urban
environments.” I could have told them that…
July 7, Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9
The forecast for today is expected to be
thunderstorms in the morning, cloudy throughout the
day, and more thunderstorms in the late evening with
a high in the mid-70s. The weekend will begin with
scattered thunderstorms but end in mostly-sunny
fashion with temperatures in the mid-70s.
I am downright jubilant to share information on the
Downtown Oakland Jubilee presented by Coldwell
Banker Deep Creek Realty to be held in Downtown
Oakland today from 1:00pm-7:00pm.
This event is free of charge and to be held
"in the streets" with donations accepted to benefit
a local charity, Landon’s library.
There will be activities for children, live
music every hour, vendors, history presentations,
food trucks, plus a chance to experience one of
Maryland’s greatest small towns.
Deep Creek Times will have a booth so stop by
and say hello!
The rest of the weekend
Little Yough Summer Music Festival,
Art in the Park,
classical music at Penn Alps, and
A Band Called Honalee.
Many Garrett County farmers sell their products to
the Wholesome Market in Frostburg; read the market's
update. Learn more about Western Maryland food
and regional programs in this
video produced by local talent.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced
that his Consumer Protection Division entered into
a settlement with Deep Creek Mountain Land Company
over false advertising claims.
It has already rained this morning. Today is calling
for a 70% chance of Thunderstorms and will be a bit
cooler with highs only in the upper 60s.
Seven miles and a world away from Deep Creek Lake...
Check out the
Friendsville Interactive History Tour, a fun and
educational walking tour in Garrett County's oldest
Are you missing Garrett
County and Deep Creek Lake?
Here's your fix.
There are a TON of events
happening around the County. Plan to fit it all in
Start off right by
taking the family out to see the Oakland Pocket Park
movie, LEGO Batman, at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion
in downtown Oakland.
Bring your chairs or blanket and watch for
free this evening.
After 41 years, Garrett County Health Officer Rodney
Glotfelty has retired and will be replaced by
long-time health department employee Bob Stephens.
Our little slice of heaven is mentioned several
this article detailing recreation activities in
West Virginia and the surrounding region.
It's overcast with
showers and thunderstorms expected most of the day.
We were able to get in yesterday's fireworks with
just a few raindrops during the show.
The Friends of DCL Board was very proud to receive a
Proclamation from Governor Hogan announcing July as
Maryland Lake Appreciation Month.
Tri-County Council invites the region to guide
economic development efforts by helping to
prioritize issues that affect Western Maryland.
This survey seeks to understand the views of
community members on the opportunities and threats
associated with the region's growth and development.
Eat healthy and local.
The Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market is open in
Oakland from 10:00am-1:00pm.
The market is downtown Oakland at the covered
Check out the 23rd
annual Chautauqua starting at 7:00pm at the
Garrett College auditorium. This free humanities
program, presented by GLAF, commemorates the United
States’ entry into WWI and features “General John
Accident Elementary, Broad Ford Elementary, and
Northern Middle Schools were selected as Maryland
Center for Character Education at Stevenson
Schools of the Year”.
Happy Independence Day!
We have some scattered rain and maybe a few
thunderstorms in the forecast for today but
everything should clear out by this evening.
Feeling nostalgic for a little small-town pride? The
town of Accident will be holding its annual July 4th
homecoming from 9:00am- 7:00pm, with a parade at
a fire was started in the Monongahela National
Forest at nearby Seneca Rocks, WV by illegal
fireworks. At last update, the fire was 0%
Be sure to check out the Chamber’s
Fire on the Mountain Fireworks display this
evening starting at dusk. Lots of viewing sites
around the lake and Wisp… Team 1629 Robotics would
be happy to
park your car for the show!
We have big shoes to fill.
The weather has been great the last few days – sunny
and warm even if the forecast called for otherwise.
Today is expected to be a little cooler with a mix
of sun, clouds and possible thunder storms.
Please focus on family and fun while driving
to, from and at the lake! CNN reports on a recent
Road Rage incident in Pennsylvania.
Give a little! The Red Cross will be holding a blood
drive at the
CARC at Garrett College today starting at
Contact the CARC for more information –
Special shout-out to the team at The Republican
has been sold after being in the Sincell family
since 1890. Thanks for your service to our community
and best of luck to you all and to the new owners.
Don’t forget to check out Broadford Park fireworks
display this evening starting at 7:30. The Garrett
Community Concert Band and The Garrett Choral
Society will also be performing.
Friday June 30
Storms will be making their way through the area
this afternoon and through tomorrow. I guess
for most people, this is an especially long weekend
with the holiday on Tuesday. I expect the mass
influx will begin soon.
5 Must Try Casual Eateries in Deep Creek Lake.
9 Things You Must Do in a Maryland Summer.
Besides the ocean, you can check off the other 8
right here in Garrett County.
Grow West LLC, the medical marijuana grower
originally approved to operate in Garrett County,
just signed a one year commercial lease on a
building in Allegany County. *sigh* No
matter how you feel about the industry, a job
is a job and we need jobs! I can't believe our
local officials let these slip away. The move
across county lines will still need to be approved
by the Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission.
The Maryland Attorney General
announced a settlement has been reached with
Deep Creek Mountain Land, LLC over misleading
The rodeo is coming to town
this weekend. Giddyup! Get your morning
exercise out of the way early on Saturday with the
1st Annual Fast and Furriest
5K/1K Walk to benefit HART for Animals.
There's also the Dog-Gone
Fundraiser to benefit the Garrett County Humane
Society on Saturday. And, as always, lots of
great live music to keep you
Finally, I have an announcement. After 20
years, this will be my last day as Editor of Deep
Creek Times. Two local business people, Sarah Myers
and Mike Tumbarello, will take over as of July 1 as
owners and Editors. I want to thank everyone
for the years of support, for the wonderful photos
you've shared, and for the words of encouragement
along the way. I can't tell you how many
people have reached out to say how much they
appreciate that this site allows them to stay in
touch with the place we all love most. I
appreciate that you allowed me to do something I
love for 20 years. Sarah and Mike will
continue to provide the same service, but will add
some fresh ideas, updated technology and a renewed
passion. It's the end of "The Martacles", as
my neighbor Brian Knopp calls them, but the
beginning of a new chapter for Deep Creek Times...