Our thoughts and prayers are with the terrorist attack victims in New York City today. Mike is originally from New York and is glad to be in safe, peaceful Garrett County during these crazy times.

Pickleball play and instruction will be at the Oakland Community Center gym (old armory) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in November from 3:00pm to 5:00pm beginning today. The CARC in McHenry will also continue to offer play times on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Bingo night this evening to benefit HART for Animals from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, at the Mountain State Brewing Company.  $5 per game benefits the HART Animal Center’s Adoption Wing. Win prizes PLUS save 30% on all flatbreads! Contact information: call 301-387-3360 or email [email protected]

The County Commissioners have announced the date and time for their next public meeting. It will be held November 6th at the Courthouse in Oakland.

The Maryland Handgun Qualification (HQL) class is being offered through Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Garrett College. The class runs from 9:00am until 2:00pm on Saturday, November 11, at the Southern Outreach Center in Oakland. Call 301.387.3069 for more information.

Take your medicine. Safely. Three Americans a minute call a poison control center because they’ve made a major mistake with their medication dosage or type. Plus, those with addictive “tendencies” can start out taking pain pills too often. We just heard about an innovative solution available at pharmacies all across the nation and thought we would share with our readers.

Play it loud and proud! Northern Garrett marching band placed 15th and Southern Garrett marching band placed 16th at the Atlantic Coast Championships this past Saturday. Northern scored 88.075 and Southern scored 87.450. What an awesome accomplishment for our kids!

Mountain Maryland PACE will be held again at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on January 25 and 26. PACE is an important part of making Maryland’s political leadership aware of the needs and the specific requests of Allegany and Garrett Counties.

A new video was just released sharing more about the Downtown Jubilee event that was held July 2017. This first-year event was focused on celebrating the charm of our small town Oakland, MD. It is planned again for July 6, 2018.