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|*Bonus* Saturday September 23, Sunday September 24
It will be an exceptional weekend and
we just had to share a few new things:
The forecast is now looking like it
will be mostly sunny AND highs in the low 80s today and
Local Appreciation Weekend! High Mountain Sports will be
offering FREE kayak and standup paddleboard
rentals for locals! First come, first served for 2 hour
rentals. Stop in! (Mention this ad and receive an additional
10% off summer clearance items)
Triple B BBQ is opening for the first time in Oakland on
Saturday at Shimmer & Shine Car Wash (beside the Oakland
Burger King). Pricing is as follows: Sandwiches (pulled pork
$5 brisket $6) and meals with 2 sides ($10/$11), nachos $3,
pulled pork nachos $4, & brisket nachos $5..
Monkey Business Adventure Park is
open TODAY! Call (866) 325-7627 for more information.
Monkey Business Adventure Park
We know you don't want to think about
it, but you have to protect your boat from the harsh winter
weather! Oakland Storage Center
is a new advertiser with us offering secure boat, RV, camper
and ATV storage. Call now to make your storage arrangements -
|Friday September 22,
Saturday September 23, Sunday September 24
Partly cloudy after patchy fog this
morning; highs in the mid to high 70s.
There are a couple of
interesting classes offered this weekend by local artists
Peggy Nixon and Gary Yoder at Spruce Forest.
Don't forget to visit Oakland's
Mountain Fresh Market for fresh fruits, vegetables and
other producer-made items. Open in the downtown Oakland
pavilion from 10:00am -1:00pm.
The Deep Creek Lake Discovery center
is holding a Fall Colors Hike at 2:00pm on Saturday. Join the
Naturalist for a guided hike on Meadow Mountain to experience
fall colors and explore the changing seasons through trees,
flowers, and wildlife. 2 hrs. Moderate hiking. Other
State Park events are also planned for this weekend.
Oakland does it again! Right before
the first day of Fall, TripAdvisor announced their list of
21 Best Fall Vacations in America and we have been
Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill
joined today with Maryland State Arts Council Chair Shelley
Morhaim to announce
Ken Skrzesz as the next executive director of the Maryland
State Arts Council (MSAC).
This Saturday is national hunting and
Fishing Day. Check out this blog post and related links
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church reports that they
have a new home for their services: St. Peter's at the Lake,
1140 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541.
The Nurturing Family: Because Kids Don't Come With
Instructions is being offered by the Judy Center through
Garrett College Continuing Education. There are 11 sessions
starting September 26th. Call 301.387.3069 for more
information or to register.
Garrett College has announced it will
intercollegiate wrestling to its varsity lineup in the
2018-2019 winter season.
|Thursday September 21
Mostly sunny, highs in the upper 70s!
A very nice looking
camper has just been listed in our marketplace - check it
As part of the Joan Crawford Lecture
Series,Beth Luers will give her final lecture on the Jewish
Resistance at 6:00pm this evening in Room 102 in GIEC ($10
fee) on the Garrett College campus in McHenry.
The Ruth Enlow Library in Accident is
S.T.E.A.M. Kids' activity where kids can experience and
learn about science, math, art, engineering and technology
from 2:00pm - 3:30pm this afternoon.
Local non-profit Garrett Trails is
raising funds to complete the Meadow Mountain Trail System -
you can sponsor a piece of the trail for
"Ten Bucks a Foot".
Go Coach! Yesterday, U.S. Cellular
announced the Top 50 nominees for its
Most Valuable Coach program, and Jonathan Houser from
Northern Garrett High School in Accident is among them. Go to
the site to vote for Jon.
The Board of Public
Works has unanimously approved the Maryland Department of
Natural Resources acquisition
of 2,009 acres in Western Maryland for the development of
a new state park. This acquisition in Garrett County consists
of three parcels near Kitzmiller, with two of the parcels
being adjacent to Potomac State Forest.
Several Oakland roads will be closed before and during the
50th Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade, which begins at 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Sounds fishy. Lots of opportunities throughout the state
for great fishing this time of year.
The Ruth Enlow
Library will host a free class titled
How to Get Published with Phil Berardelli of Mountain Lake
Press on Wednesday, October 11, 6 p.m. at the Oakland Library.
|Wednesday September 20
We are enjoying this Indian Summer!
Mostly sunny and highs in the mid-70s today.... a gorgeous
Jam out at Moonshadow tonight from
7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Bring an instrument and join in or sit back
and listen! For more information, contact
Don't forget from 10 to 1 today is
the Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market!
Garrett Regional Medical Center's
press conference was held yesterday to announce
the news that Garrett County, MD, is
one of eight winners of the 2017
RWJF Culture of
Health Prize awarded
by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This Prize honors
communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all
residents have the opportunity to live healthier, happier
lives. Garrett is the first community in Maryland to receive
this coveted award. Click on the image below to view the
The awards keep coming ... Oakland
has been named one of the CarRentals.com's
30 Most Gorgeous Fall Towns.
The Loar Auxiliary has reached the
1 million dollar mark in
contributions to the Garrett Regional Medical Center through
sales made at the Loar Gift Shop. Since 1951, the Loar
Auxiliary has dedicated its work to supporting and improving
access to health care.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a
senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and
Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member
of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have secured a
provision in the 2018 National Defense Authorization
Act (NDAA) to
extend federal HUBZone eligibility to small businesses in
Garrett County. Woo!!
Unfortunately, 35 bronze vases were
stolen over the weekend from the Garrett County Memorial
Gardens. Police have been alerted but, if you have any tips,
please call 301-334-9141.
Leaf Peepers Festival will be held in Tucker County this
weekend and it's not too late to join one of the local Garrett
County teams in the
Run for It event! Kalie's Crew, Warriors of Wisp, Rotary
Club of Oakland and Garrett Trails are all welcoming
runners and walkers to their teams.
There are a few new businesses or
expansions around town - check out our
What's New page.
The local barn quilt trail...
paintings on local barns ... remind us of traditions!
|Tuesday September 19
It should be another great day!
Partly sunny and highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Garrett County may get cold and snowy
but... Hurricane Jose is predicted to cause rough surf, rain,
winds and beach erosion and possibly brush the North East by
mid-week and category 4 Hurricane Maria is heading straight
for Puerto Rico. We really feel for all those folks and hope
for the best.
Orbital ATK is to be sold to Northrop Grumman for a total
of $9.2 billion. (Orbital ATK currently has a facility in
nearby Rocket Center, WV)
Give blood! The American red Cross is
a blood drive in Accident today from 12:00pm - 5:00pm at
the Zion Lutheran Church at 209 North main Street.
Thinking of hosting a blood drive in
the future? Your organization will need to find a suitable
location, help recruit donors and schedule appointments.
The Red Cross makes it pretty simple and easy.
Our Town Theater in Oakland is
2017 Annual Membership Meeting this evening at 7:00pm at
their location in Oakland. Topics include: Review of the past
year, plans for the future, and presentation of the Bea Crosco
Volunteer of the Year Award.
On September 18th, the Maryland
Department of Natural Resources announced that the
property formerly known as Friends Delight will be officially
opened and renamed Sang
Run State Park.
This Thursday, Sept 21, the Deep
Creek Lake Management office of the Maryland
DNR will be applying a follow-up herbicide treatment to a
small patch of Hydrilla found growing in the Arrowhead Cove.
Access to the cove may be limited briefly while the applicator
is conducting the treatment, but there are no water use
restrictions once complete. Water may be slightly darker for a
few hours after treatment.
FireFly Farms earned prestigious
awards at the recent 2017 Maryland
Cheese Guild Competition:
Round Spruce Reserve - Best-in-Show
Cabra LaMancha - Judge's Choice
Blue - Gold Medal
Merry Goat Round -
MountainTop - Bronze Medal
Cave Dweller - Bronze Medal
Garrett County Public Schools, in
partnership with Garrett College, has been working hard to
build a College Expo to be held at the College on October
10th. Here's a photo of the team working hard to finalize the
event which will have over 40 colleges, technical schools and
military branches participating.
The Maryland State Arts Council is
currently conducting a feasibility study for a Maryland Sate
Folklife Center. Complete this
quick survey by the 20th to help the Council gain public
|Monday September 18
We had great weather over the
weekend. Today is starting with patchy fog that will clear
into partly sunny skies. There is a slight chance for rain
this afternoon;highs in the low 70s.
The Garrett Mentors Barn Dance was a
great success Saturday evening. Lots of folks came out to
support a great organization. Congratulations to Laura Fike,
her Board of Directors and all the volunteers for pulling off
such a nice event. We had a great time.
Another SavageMan Tri is also in the
Check here for results as they become available.
And, our congratulations to all the racers for their great
Speaking of great events, large and
small, we want to hear from you about your organization's
upcoming events, milestones and stories. Send your information
and/or press release to
email@example.com or call Mike @ 410.707.7725. We'll
do our best to get your organization in our Daily Notes.
The Chamber is hosting their
Business Before Hours on Tuesday starting at 8:30am at
Wisp.County Commissioner Jim Hinebaugh will speak on the topic
of economic development and there will be a recognition of new
businesses and growing/expanding businesses at the breakfast
We hear that Garrett Regional Medical
Center is holding a press conference on Tuesday, September
19th at 11 a.m. in the hospital's main lobby where "an
exciting announcement regarding the Garrett County community
will be made" with comments by hospital and other dignitaries.
We'll let you know what we find out!
Tomorrow the Moutain Laurel Garden
Club is hosting an informational session on "The Complex World
of Old-Growth Forests" by Joan Maloof at 10am at Dutch's at
Silver Tree. Guests should contact Susan Offutt at
240-381-3168 for registration
The Garrett County Commissioners will
be hosting a
public meeting Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:00pm at
the Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire Hall.
History and railroad buffs take note:
Kathleen Waters Sander, author of John W. Garrett and the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will be the speaker at the 1884
Oakland B&O Railroad Station and Museum on Saturday, September
30 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and the doors open
at 6:30 for museum tours. For more information call 301-616-0661.
It's property owners association
meeting "season" in Garrett County and now is a great time to
find out when your association meets, learn what is going on,
meet the neighbors and get involved.
The Community Development Network of
Maryland is kicking off the fourth annual
Community Development Week this week starting on the 20th.
There's not much happening out here in Western Maryland, but
it looks like some really thought-provoking sessions are
|Friday September 15,
Saturday September 16, Sunday September 17
Partly sunny today with highs in the
upper 60s and, while this weekend will be warmer with highs in
the low 70s, there is a chance of rain Saturday and Sunday.
The Mountain Fresh
Farmer's Market will be open in Oakland at the Mountain
Fresh Pavilion this Saturday from 10:00am - 1:00pm.
Good luck to all the
SavageMan Triathlon participants this weekend! Water
temperature is under 78 degrees so USAT regulations allow for
wetsuits to be worn ... And, for those not inclined to
participate in the grueling race, there are lots of places to
watch the racers and cheer them on.
There's still room for you! The
Garrett Mentors Barn Dance is Saturday evening at the Sang
Hills Barn, at 6428 Sang Run Road, McHenry, starting at
Again, don't forget about the
Appalachian folkways, great food and great music at FSU's
Appalachian Festival on Saturday.
In addition to what we've already
mentioned, there are several more good programs and
events for the whole family
this weekend: Visit Deep Creek State Park
Discovery Center, the
Friendsville Maker Market, the Women's Empowerment Vendor
Show, the local FFA fundraiser, the Kitzmiller Fall craft
show, the Spruce Forest Quick Draw or take the furbearers
Whoa, if you can't find something to
do tomorrow. you're not trying! I love our little community.
James Friend has been appointed the
Principal at Friendsville Elementary School. Mr. Friend
has been with the Garrett County BOE for over 20 years and
attended Friendsville Elementary as a child.
On the other side of Garrett County,
Coal Bucket Cafe was just featured on a Maryland website
21 year old Megan Virginia Shaffer
is arrested for the murder of a Frostburg man from a
strange incident in
January 2017; she is currently held in the Garrett County
High County Creamery and Market
shared a quick video of
stretching mozzarella (note: the title says 300x but it is
|Thursday September 14
Cloudy and several showers this
morning and highs in the mid-60s.
The Garrett Chamber of Commerce is
Business After Hours this evening at the Wisp. Both
members and non-members may attend at a cost of $10 (at the
door). The event goes from 5:30pm-7:30-pm.
The Garrett County
Arts Council is coordinating a bus trip to the Washington
County Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, Sept 27. Stop in at
The Gallery Shop, 108 S. Second Street in Oakland, or call
301-334-6580 to reserve your seat.
The 50th annual Autumn Glory Festival
is coming to Garrett County in October. Check out the Deep
Creek Times Cover Story for a nice
write-up by the Oakland Civic Club on their annual Antique
Fair at the Armory.
web portal has recently been acquired by Sarah Myers - Deep
Creek Times co-owner/publisher and Garrett County resident.
This locally-focused wedding resource website strives to
promote the Deep Creek Lake and surrounding area as a Top 20
wedding destination in the United States.
US 219 Improvement Project has entered the Design and
Right-of-Way phases of project development after The Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA) granted "Location Approval" in
July. Go here to see a map of the proposed roundabout and
The Maryland Department of Natural
Resources has issued a
Fall Foliage and Festival Report for this weekend.
The report has a map of fall foliage hot-spots and notes
Garrett County's leaves will begin changing soon and peak in
mid-October, just in time for Autumn Glory.
Peter Skylstad, professor at Garrett
College, will present The Naturalist's Odyssey: Walking with
Darwin as part of the Joan Crawford Lecture Series
presentations on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 12 noon
until 1 p.m. in Room 511 at the Garrett College campus in
GLAF and The Ballet Theater of
Maryland will bring the
Legend of Sleepy Hollow to Garrett College October 29th at
|Wednesday September 13
Today will be partly sunny with the
temperature possibly making it into the lower 70s. Yes!
Farmer's Market will be in Oakland today from 10:00am -
1:00pm at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion.
of the Civil War" lecture with Dr. Duane Cummins will be
held tonight at the Oakland Library from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. To
register for this event, contact Bonnie at 301-334-3996 x0117.
Tomorrow beginning at 8am: A yard
sale, silent auction and 50/50 drawing will be held in the
Oakland Town Parking Lot to benefit two local brothers, Turner
and Thomas Ashby, each diagnosed with cancer.
Dallas Ouellette, CPA, friend, and
fellow Leadership Garrett graduate has been named a manager at
the Rodeheaver Group in Oakland. Congratulations, Dallas!
Vote for Deep Creek Lake as Maryland's Top Attraction in
USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Contest! You can vote
until Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:59 am EDT.
FirstEnergy Corp. utilities has sent
nearly 900 linemen, damage assessors, electrical contractors,
forestry crews and
support personnel to help utilities in Florida with
restoration efforts following Hurricane Irma. It appears a
number of those crew members were Garrett County-based
employees. Thanks folks!
The Maryland Department of Natural
Resources announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and
sika deer opens statewide Sept. 8, and continues through Jan.
31, 2018. Specific limits are explained further
The Frostburg State University's free
Appalachian Festival is returning this Thursday through
Saturday to celebrate the area's heritage, culture, food,
music and crafts.
Join us Sept 30 for the
unveiling of the new Sang Run State Park:
|Tuesday September 12
Today will be cloudy with a 30%
chance of rain; highs in the mid 60s.
Shepherd of the Hills is holding a
L.A.F.F. (life after 45) Dinner at Ace's Run tonight
starting at 6:00pm. Dutch treat and all are welcome.
The Garrett County Chamber of
Commerce has launched two new task forces: Strategic
Initiatives Task Force to drive economic development and the
Workforce Development Task Force. Membership on the task
forces is open to Chamber members. Contact Nicole Christian at
301.387.8745 for more information.
Just noticed a new storefront about
to open in downtown Oakland: J&S Pawn & Gun
Bob and Beth Luers might just have
one of the cutest grand dogs ever. Little Alex is a poster
child for the breed!
Are you feeling Happy? WalletHub just
released a study on the
happiest states in the US. Maryland came in 11th place
Parents and grandparents take heed:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that
every family member
make sure their whooping cough vaccination is up-to-date.
A recent study found that 85% of infants diagnosed with
whooping cough contracted it from a family member.
The Friendsville Business Association
will be hosting their second
Maker Market this Saturday from, 10:00am - 3:00pm. Makers
of all types are welcome to participate and sell their
The Deep Creek Lions Club will hold
the fourth annual
Bark in the Park 5k Race, Saturday Sept 30th at 8am to
benefit our off-leash dog park.
Never Forget: 9/11
Mostly sunny with highs in the mid
Our thoughts and prayers for all of
those in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Hey SavageMan Triathletes, the water
temperature at the end of the dock at Stilwater was 68 degrees
on Saturday afternoon. (Stilwater is between Beckman's and
Sarah had an absolute blast competing
in the 12-hour Black Bear Adventure Race this past Saturday!
I'll share some video and photos later this week!
Congratulations to HART and GLAF for
a great and very well attended Art and Wine Festival on
This video by Engage Mountain Maryland gives you all of
Our Town Theater in Oakland is
holding auditions starting at 6:00pm for their
annual children's show. Kids from kindergarten
through 8th grade may audition.
Do Ya Zumba? Garrett College's
Continuing Education Division is offering Zumba Toning at
Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Grantville on Mondays starting
tonight and running through October 16th. Contact the
College's CEWD registration line @ 301.387.3069 for more
information and to register.
A fundraiser paint party will be held
for the Garrett Lakers Men's Basketball tomorrow at 6pm.
Hosted by Sip N Dip Painting Parties,
tickets are $40 and includes all necessary supplies.
A warning to those in Hoyes Sang Run
area, particularly those with young children and outside pets.
There is a fisher in the area that has killed numerous cats
and has attacked a small dog in the middle of the day. We have
heard that DNR will be setting a trap.
County, offered by Garrett College in partnership with
Garrett County Economic Development, is now accepting
applications for its second-year program.
|FridaySeptemberr 8, Saturday
September 9, Sunday September 10
Partly sunny and maybe, just maybe,
we may make it to 60 degrees today. A chance of a scattered
shower this afternoon. Mostly sunny, lows in the mid-40s and
highs in the low 60s the rest of the weekend.
Speaking of the weather, the
2017 SavageMan Triathlon will be taking place September
16th and 17th. We know the water temperature is important for
swimmers to know if they are allowed to wear a wetsuit so we
will be reporting water temperature
over the coming week.
Good things going on at the
Garrett County State Parks this
weekend including a the Brant Mine Hike, Fishing with the
Naturalist and Wilderness Wayfinding activities.
Spruce Forest Artisan Village has an interesting, rich
history and some great artisans in their historic cabins. A
nice place for a Saturday visit.
Crellin PTO Pig Roast is this Sunday -- 2:00-5:00pm.
Tobacco cessation classes begin on
Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Oakland Garrett County
Health Department from 5:30-6:30. There are free cessation
aids- Zyban, nicotine patch, nicotine lozenge, or nicotine
gum. And, classes continue weekly for 10 weeks. Contact: Mike
Wilburn at 301-334-7730 for more information.
Why not take a nice drive and check
out the historic
Friend's Store this Sunday? It is open from 9:00am-4:00pm
and provides information on the history of Friend's Delight
The Board of Garrett County
Commissioners will be attending a
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly completed Oakland
Sang Run Road Bridge on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:00
a.m. The new bridge is a 61 foot galvanized steel beam bridge
that also has an increased width to allow pedestrian/ bike
lanes. The existing abutments were modified to accept the new
Northern Virginia magazine just published a nice article
on "What to Do and See on a Vacation to Deep Creek Lake." A
variety of places and activities are covered in the article.
Schools across the country are back in session and
Education Week just announced state rankings.
Maryland came in 5th place!
|Thusday Septemberr 7
Partly cloudy with an isolated shower
this afternoon; highs only making it to the upper 50s.
Don't forget there is painting at the
Grantsville Woodmen of the World
tonight to benefit the Friendsville Veteran's Memorial
After Hurricane Harvey and now Irma,
it's a good idea to make sure we are prepared for any type of
weather event, even in our area...remember Sandy?. FEMA has
actually designated September as
Preparedness Month iwith tips for a number of emergencies.
SERVPRO of Allegany & Garrett Counties has a comprehensive
list of restoration and cleaning services to help businesses
and homeowners in case of an emergency. They have an
informative site and 24 hour emergency service so I thought I
would pass along their information.
Oakland has done it again. According
to WTOP Radio, US News & World Report just announced Oakland
as one of the
50 small towns across America with gorgeous fall foliage.
Transforming Appalachia, a regional conference put on by
the Appalachian Regional Commission is coming to Pittsburgh on
October 17-19. Looks like a strong agenda and they even
have football great Franco Harris appearing.
Bicycle Magazine has named the nearby
Great Allegany Passage as the
number one Rail Trail in the US!
Two positions are currently open to
serve through Americorps at the Garrett County Health
Thankfully, there were no injuries in
this accident this past Sunday.
|Wednesday September 66
Considerable cloudiness and 50%
chance of showers; highs only barely reaching the low 60s.
A different kind of job opportunity:
Did you know thatt
Garrett County's Alternative Sentencinggprogram gives
judges an alternative to sentencing, lowers jail population
and reduces taxpayer expenses? All while providing
cost-effective labor to non-profit organization and government
Perusing Getty Images for something
else and came across this image dated December, 1937 of farmer
Bittinger and his wifee." I am guessing we all know some
relatives of the Bittingers..
Does your child or grandchild know
what to do if she or he encounters a gun? Thee
Eagle GunSafeeprogram is a gun accident prevention program
that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups
and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children's
safety. Founded in 1988 the program just reached its 30
A sheepadoodle named Otis, bred by
TLC on the Lake Poodles and Doodles here in Garrett County,
was featured on thee
The Deep Creek Volunteer Fire
Department is holding aa Crab Feastt(across from the Garrett County Fairgrounds) from 5:00pm -
9:00pm Saturday, Sept. 9th..
videooby Made Vlogs makes me miss the summer already!!
|Tuesday September 55
Yesterday turned into a great day
weather-wise but today will be scattered showers and
thunderstorms all day. High temperature not quite reaching 70
degrees and winds gusting to 25mph..
Hope you all had a great Labor Day
Weekend; we sure did! Farewell, Summer 2017..
School for grades K-12 started back
in the County last week and Garrett College starts today.
Please watch for students walking along and crossing the roads
and exiting buses..
The Board of Garrett County
Commissioners will be holding ann
open session todayystarting at 3:00pm in room 207 at the
Courthouse. Call 301-334-8970 for additional information..
Since it is going to be rainy, check
out the movie of the week: Tuesday showings off
Logan Luckyy(at 5:10 & 7:55) are only
Take a look at this gorgeous brown
trout (about 14 inches!) that was caught over the weekend byy
Lou Waldennin the lower Savage River..
To be honest, I never thought I'd go
so far to call a fish gorgeous but, it is, isn't it??
The Roads and Engineering Divisions
for Garrett County advises the public thatt
bridge inspectionnwill be taking place at the Glendale
Road Bridge in September 6th and will impact traffic flow from
the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Check out a well-written and
history of the Deep Creek Art & Wine Festivallwhich
returns to the County fairgrounds this Saturday, September
9th. Consider attending and/or volunteering!!
As an added incentive to support this
great event, check out Casper the Friendly Dog, a little guy
looking for a forever family att
The County United Way has opened a
search for the position forr
Executive Directorr; accepting applications until September
|Monday September 44
Happy Labor Day!!
The weather for today will be mostly
sunny and highs in the mid-70s.... it should feel like summer
Over the last few days (when it
didn't feel so much like summer), Jean and Mike saw "The Glass
Castle" --it was a little long but a powerful story about a
hardscrabble West Virginia family and the daughter that
basically "raised" her parents as she reached for a better
Here's some background about Labor
Day sourced primarily from History.com::
"Observed on the first Monday in
September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and
achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor
movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday
in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many
Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and
In the late 1800s, at the height of
the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average
American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to
eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states,
children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and
mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult
Working conditions, pay and long
hours spurred significant unrest in the 1890s. In the wake of
this unrest and in an attempt to repair ties with American
workers, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal
holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories in
More than a century later, the true
founder of Labor Day has yet to be identified. Many credit
Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of
Labor, while others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a
secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the
If you or your family has Snapchat,
find us (DeepCreekTimes) and look for our custom filter nearr
Brenda's Pizzeriaaor thee movie theaterrtoday between 1:00pm-10:00pm and send us a selfie! Even if you
send ussa "Good Times in DCL" photo! We'll pick a favorite
and send you some Deep Creek Lake goodies!!
Have a great Labor Day holiday!!
Mike and Sarahh
|Friday September 1, Saturday
September 2, Sunday September 33
Partly cloudy and back to
"unseasonably cool" temperatures. Highs only reaching the
We are working hard behind the scenes
to update the code of our site but there seems to be problems
this morning. If you see funny pages, please bear with us; it
should be back to normal by tomorrow..
This bear visited Haley Farm a few
days ago. He's so perfect that he looks just like a statue.
Maybe you'll get to see him at the upcomingg
Noshes and Knowledge,Vol. 55-- learn facts about food,
prepare a healthy meal and enjoy a wonderful dinner at the
First United Bank is hosting the 19th
annual Hot Dogs for Hospice in Grantsville today from
10:00am-4:00pm. The event will be in the parking lot of the
Grantsvillle Community Office at 157 Main Street. Stop in for
lunch, a snack or grab a tray of dogs to take home! All
proceeds go to the Hospice of Garrett County..
The Early Migratoryy
Game Bird Hunting SeasonssAnnounced; several seasons open
The Terah Crawford Band is performing
the last concert of the season at the Little Yough Summer
Music Festival tonight starting at 7:00pm. The event is held
at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in Oakland and is free, with
food available for purchase..
A buckwheat pancake dinner will be
held on Saturday, September 2nd at 4:00pm at the Swanton
Community Center. Call (301) 387-9191 for more information..
Owls, Reptiles, Amphibians, Oh My!!
The Deep Creek Lake
State Park Discovery Centerrhas a bunch of neat programs
for all ages this holiday weekend..
The Farmer's Market will be holding
Customer Appreciation Day Corn Roast in appreciation of your
customer support this season. Starting at 10:00, customers
will be able to avail themselves of a free, fresh-cooked,
buttered ear of corn..
Sloppy Dawgs Hot Dog food truck will
be located in Garrett Square beside Enterprise this Saturday
beginning at 11am until sold out..
Fish tales NOT at Deep Creek... Dave
Alveberg caught aa
13.73-pound Maryland state recorddbreaking Sheepshead Aug.
17, in roughly 4 feet of water off South Marsh Island near
The Appalachian Regional Commission
(ARC) just released itss
Economic Status and Distressed Areas in Appalachia Reporttthat shows Garrett County and Western Maryland designated as
"transitional". Some interesting analysis and interactive maps
are a part of the analysis and report..
A reminder that State Park Boat ramp
will be closed on Saturday September 16th from 8:00am-10:am
and Sunday September 17th from 10:00am -4:00pm for the Savage
Please consider attending or
sponsoring:: The Oakland Rotary club will be holding
its 4th annual charity golf tournament at noon on Friday,
September 15. In particular, the monies raised from the
tournament will be spent on education endeavors such as
college scholarships, the Garrett College Foundation, and
books. Organizers are looking for sponsors, golfers, and
silent auction items; please contact Steve Lantz