Friday June 28, Saturday June 29, Sunday June 30

The weather for today will be mostly sunny with isolated thunderstorms; a high of 82 and a low of 64. Saturday and Sunday are also mostly sunny with isolated thunderstorms — highs in the upper 70s and lows at 64 and 59, respectively.

Thanks to Meredith Pagenhardt for this stunning sunset from the boat! “Always look up,” she says.

The Dove Center’s new heated Pet Pod is officially open! Did you know a study of women seeking shelter at a safe house showed that 71 percent of those having pets affirmed that their partner had threatened, hurt or killed their companion animals?

The Summer Reading Club Kick-off is this morning at 10:30 am at the Oakland Ruth Enlow Libray. This looks so fun!

There are a lot of events going on this weekend! Grantsville Days begins today: Parade, music, food, crafts, BBQ, tractor pull and so much more! The Fast and Furriest Run / Walk, the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center’s 20th Birthday, the Garrett County Opry. Don’t forget to take a look at our entertainment guide, too.

The Deep Creek Lion’s Club Boat Parade is next weekend — July 6! Enter your boat and vie to win prizes as your concept is judged as you are parading by the following locations:

Deep Creek Lions Boat Parade

Welcome Roots: A Yoga and Movement Studio as the newest Deep Creek Times advertiser! Roots is the premier Yoga and Movement studio overlooking beautiful Deep Creek Lake from the Fort Plaza in McHenry. Roots offers a variety of movement classes ranging beginner to advanced level yoga classes, dance, workshops, and women’s circles.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony (4:00pm) and block party celebration from 4:00pm until 6:00pm on July 5. The evening will end with an 80s Night Black Light Party yoga session.

Know Before you Launch and Before you Leave when boating on our waterways:

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Brochure-1

FYI – although our local branch is not usually open on Saturdays anyway, you should know that all other branches of the MDOT MVA will be CLOSED tomorrow, Saturday, June 29, 2019 to perform the required computer system upgrades. The MDOT MVA Online Store and kiosks will also be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28 until 12 noon on Saturday, June 29.

Don’t forget about your compliance needed with the REAL ID program!

Thursday June 27

The weather for today will be isolated showers before 9am and again after 4pm. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63.

Somehow I was up with the sunrise today and captured this recording of the Railey Realty webcam … wish you were here …


Tonight is the Pocket Park Movie – The Lego Movie 2 at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland; beginning at dusk (about 8:30pm).

I heard yesterday that Browning’s Shop N Save in Oakland has new owners and should be moving across the street to the previous Treasure Island location. I also was talking to someone who said that there were several items marked 50% off at the store — not sure what selection remains but I thought I’d mention it!

From the McHenry State Police: On Wednesday, June 26th at approximately 1230 am a hit and run vehicle crash occurred in the town of Accident on RT # 219 at the Veterans Memorial causing damage to the yard and sign. Anyone with information is asked to contact the McHenry Barrack at 301-387-1101.

Our Boating and Watersports Regulations page has some new information on preventing aquatic hitchhikers. READ BEFORE YOU GO!

Have you entered our “Where Am I Contest?” for June? Give us the correct answer and you will be entered to win a $25 Ace’s Run gift card.

Congratulations to the most recent Garrett College paramedic class on completing year one of training! We appreciate you!

Wednesday June 26

The weather for today will be sunny with a high near 78 and a low around 62. Isolated showers and thunderstorms tonight before 10pm.

Get your fresh veggies at the Farmer’s Market this morning — beginning at 10am in Downtown Oakland,

At 6pm tonight is the Airmen of Note concert presented by the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has chosen the 2019 Autumn Glory King and Queen: King Sam Kennedy and Queen Cheyenne Reckart will represent the 52nd Annual Autumn Glory Festival all summer long at various area parades (beginning with the Grantsville Days parade at the end of June).

The Handle With Care initiative is expanding into 11 Maryland counties including Garrett County. Handle With Care is a new model adopted in Maryland by Gov. Larry Hogan that encourages law enforcement and school systems to collaborate to help children exposed to trauma.

HART for Animals has announced the appointment of Dr. Katlyn Weimer, DVM.

Join us in a big welcome to our newest advertiser, Wild Yough Glamping Huts! Wild Yough has over 300 acres of property with trails, streams, and rivers for families (and their dogs) to play! There are five “glamorous camping” or glamping huts available at Wild Yough. Each is kitted out the same and can be explored on their website before booking. If you’ve not been glamping before, review their glamping check-list for everything you’ll need. Note, Wild Yough offers discounts for full Glampground rental, too! Please contact Offlake Rentals at 800-389-9740 for details.

Wild Yough Glamping Hut Interior

WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers and Maryland is first for its “Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws” and its “Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws”.

Tuesday June 25

The weather for today will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 58.

This is how Ian Morlok spent some time at Deep Creek Lake,  MD  over the weekend:

Ian Morlok at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Garrett College will hold the Verso Resource & Success Fair today from 9 AM to noon (don’t be afraid to pop-in even if you’re a little late this morning). The event will provide additional support and resource information to Verso employees.

This afternoon there is Butterflies and Flowers at the Discovery Center – Join the Naturalist for a walk around the Discovery Center grounds observing the butterflies that use our native plants.

Tonight is Ladies Lounge at Sipside – Featuring 25% off all glasses of wine with bottomless chocolate plus door prizes from opening to closing (3:30-9:30).

Check out our What’s New Around Town page.

The 2019 Garrett County’s Most Beautiful Person contest is now accepting nominations until August 23, 2019. The Garrett County’s Most Beautiful Person contest is for those who have enriched the lives of our citizens by their acts of kindness and concern

🇺🇸The Deep Creek Lake 4th of July fireworks display will begin around 9:30 pm and is set off from the Wisp Tubing Park. Watch from McHenry or along 219.

Monday June 24

Wow, what a great weekend! …we saw a few gorgeous days after what *seemed like* 40 days of rain.

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms also possible after noon. High near 74 and a low around 61. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Thanks to Mallerie Fried for sharing her family having a great time at Deep Creek Lake, MD this weekend:


There’s fishing with a naturalist (beginning at 10am) and seed starting 101 (beginning at 2:00pm) today at the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center.

Hero Dogs is a Maryland 501c-3 organization places service dogs with veterans and first-responders with disabilities. An introduction event will be held for those interested in learning more about Hero Dogs as a potential applicant, volunteer, or donor on July 21, 2019 in Laytonsville, MD.

Save the Date for the FREE Garrett County Wings and Wheels Fly In event. Enjoy the static displays of airplanes, classic cars, and RC aircrafts and see the demonstration of a basket hoist rescue by State Police Trooper 5. There will also be a candy drop at 1:00pm.

The Maryland Exension service teaches us more about native plants.

Every Maryland county has established a point of contact for local census activities and 23 jurisdictions have set up, or are in the process of setting up, a local complete count committee for the 2020 Census. For details about the contacts and committees, go to the Maryland Census 2020 Partners page on the website.

Local credit union, WEPCO, has discounted amusement park tickets for members. One deal is a $14 discount on each Idlewild adult ticket!

Former Northern Garrett High School great Kaitlynn Fratz has been promoted to assistant coach and is now a permanent member of the coaching staff for the University of Maryland women’s basketball team.

Friday June 21, Saturday June 22, Sunday June 23

Happy First Day of Summer! FRI-YAY!

The weather for today will be partly sunny with a high near 64 and a low around 50. Northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 55. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 65. Chance of showers on Sunday afternoon.

(fingers crossed that it looks like this soon! forecast says so! …even though it is raining as I type this)

Fri-yay at Deep Creek Lake, MD

There is a jampacked weekend of events and entertainment! Some friends and I are riding in the Garrett Gran Fondo… message us if you catch a Deep Creek Times jersey in the crowd! There’s music every evening, the Farmer’s Market, several interesting sessions at the State Parks … goodness, it’s gonna be a good one!

Remember to watch for Race Across America riders … they will be cruising through the county on Route 219 with a support vehicle following slowly behind. Here’s a link to the current race standings —

The Garrett County Health Department is doing two surveys:
1. Today (Friday June 21) is the last day for the Community Health Assessment – Visit to share your voice!
2. If you or someone you know is 16-24, not in school, and not working, email to schedule your 20-minute phone interview and earn a $25 gift card.

Day one of the WGW Golf Tournament is today, a second golf tournament in Oakland is tomorrow and a ball drop, party, and 5k color run/walk is also tomorrow in Oakland. JOIN THE FUN! In 8 years, the WGW Community Youth Cup has returned over $650,000 in contributions to over 75 LOCAL area youth organizations and charities. Note … if you cannot attend the events this weekend, Marcia from Cashmere Clothing has offered to be a collection site for direct donations at her store in McHenry.

The Maryland DNR is offering the next summer workshop of “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” this August 9-11, 2019. This workshop offers outdoors skills classes specifically for women 18 years of age and older. Classes are small in size and are designed to be as hands-on as possible, giving participants enough knowledge to further pursue their interests. Register here.

Thursday June 20

The weather today will be cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 57. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am with some of the storms producing a heavy rain.

Here’s a photo I captured on the way home last night. It had been raining off and on all evening but the moon peeking out from behind some pretty awesome clouds caught my eye off to the left. I thought I would be able to catch it on the hill behind Wal-Mart (hey, what are you gonna do!) but there were trees in the way of my view. So, I did a bit of moon-chasing and worked my way over to Memorial Drive and the old Armory and here’s what I got with my phone. I think it looks like a painting!

Waning Gibbous Moon in Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Maryland MVA is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology on 20 MDOT MVA fleet vehicles and two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicles. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates.

University of Maryland is working to save the state’s dying bees but asks for your help. You don’t have to be an expert to help — “Plant a garden, plant a pollinator garden. Buy local honey and don’t use herbicides and pesticides,” said a researcher.

The Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake is having its General Membership meeting this Saturday, Jun 22nd at Garrett Eight Cinemas. Breakfast and greetings begin at 8:00am. Here is the agenda including the planned guests.

The Garrett County Government Fiscal Year 2020 approved budget has been posted in full to the County website.

The Town of Oakland has shared they are in need of volunteers each night of the Little Yough concerts. You can volunteer as an individual, a family or a business. Your business may use one of the tables to promote your business, wear your business shirts, have a giveaway, etc. Please contact Michelle Ross if you’re interested.

A hydraulic cantilever boat lift was recently listed in our online marketplace under “Docks”. Take a look!

Reserve your ticket for the FREE U.S. Airforce band Airmen of Note performance next Wednesday beginning at 6:00pm.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce invites all Chamber members to the next Marketing Roundtable event on July 10, 2019 at 11 am which will feature Maryland Department of Natural Resources representatives giving an overview of Garrett County’s newest state parks: Sang Run and Wolf Den. To register, click here to reserve your spot.

June is National Safety Month and SafeWise is joining thousands of organizations nationwide in educating the public on how to reduce the leading causes of injury in our homes and communities. Household accidents make up 75% of unintentional injury deaths. West Virginia, New Mexico, and Wisconsin have the highest overall death rates due to accidental household injury. Maryland, California, and New York have the lowest.

The report highlights the following:

1. Poisoning.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 25-64 (includes opioids & other prescription drugs, illicit drugs, alcohol and household chemicals/gases).
2. Falling.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 65+ (does not include falling objects)
3. Choking.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 0 months-4 years (includes choking and accidental suffocation)
4. Drowning.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 1-4 years (includes non-boat related drowning accidents)
5. Fires or Burns
Most Vulnerable Ages: 5-9 years (includes injury from burns and fire-related injuries such as smoke inhalation

Stay safe and we will talk with you tomorrow!

Wednesday June 19

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73 and a low of 64. A chance of showers and thunderstorms most of the day — the chance of precipitation is 60%-70%.

Wednesdays are pretty busy with the Farmer’s Market beginning at 10 am, locals night at Mountain State Brewing, Team Trivia at Greene Turtle, and an acoustic rock jam at MoonShadow.

There is a Jet Ski Dock in our marketplace (under docks) with the price reduced!

So, I saw this little bear cub yesterday on my bike ride — I was riding the route for the Fabulous 44 of the Garrett Gran Fondo — and with great relaxation and the perfect ambient noise of nature comes startlingly close run-ins with creatures bigger than me. Luckily, I was heading uphill and I saw this guy playfully slide down the embankment and onto the road in front and away from me. But, where there’s a cub there has to be a momma and I was nervous to continue on my ride. So I waited… and waited… and waited and one of the perks of leisurely riding back roads with no cell phone service is that there’s no traffic either. So I waited about 20 minutes in this spot listening to the sounds of the forest. Finally, a wonderful family on vacation here made a wrong turn and ended up driving up to me. I flagged them down and asked if they would go slow for the next mile-ish so I could ride “with” them to get safely passed the bear. I honestly don’t feel like I was in any danger but, just in case, they graciously followed behind me until we got to the end of this road.

#thebestroadridinganywhere #onewithnature #myhappyplace

Bear Cub Walking in the Road at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The County has published a public notice regarding the Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation on Airport Construction Projects.

I have just heard that the bicycling Race Across America (RAAM) time station 47 in Deep Creek (at Trader’s Landing) will NOT be manned this year. The racers still will be coming through 219 (from Red House to Route 40) so please be cautious when approaching any of the riders and cheer them on when you see them! The solo men’s leader came through at about 1-2am this morning and is now passing the Cumberland, MD time station.

The Ruth Enlow Library will hold their Summer Reading Club this year called “A Universe of Stories”. All programs are free, and children can participate in the reading program by completing a log of books (of their choosing) to read during the summer and/or attending the events. Completed reading logs (one per child) will be entered into Grand Prize Drawings at the local branches. Registration for the program opened on June 1st and participants can register online at

Tuesday June 18

The weather for today will be cloudy with a chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. A high near 68. Tonight will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight; just a chance of showers after midnight. Low around 63.

Have you seen the Deep Creek Times June Photo of the Month?! ….an incredible scene captured by Marcia Chocinsky!

Tonight is the Cancer Support Group at Garrett Regional Medical Center. Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the hospital boardroom. It is open to everyone – people with cancer, caregivers, kids, relatives, friends, anyone. We sit and vent and laugh and eat, etc. It’s very informal and comforting.

Wisp Resort has recently joined the NSAA Climate Challenge — an effort to reduce carbon emissions and energy usage across the resort.

The Garrett County Health Department reminds us to know our teens’ whereabouts this summer. Also, discuss the dangers of substance abuse regularly and establish summertime rules to keep them safe.

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force and will be performing a free concert on Wednesday, June 26 at the Garrett College CARC. The show begins at 6:00pm. Reserve your ticket today!

Maryland Humanities is pleased to bring Jacques Cousteau, Matthew Henson, and Grace O’Malley to life through the Chautauqua living history series. This series called “Making Waves” and is part of the Chautauqua “Then and Now” festival to be held in Mountain Lake Park, MD (the original home of Chautauqua in Maryland) — including three full days of activities and special presentations.

Chautauqua_List of Events

Garrett College’s Adventure Sports Management program now offers Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) instruction as a result of a grant awarded from the Maryland Agricultural Education & Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF). The grant provided for the purchase of SUP equipment; a professor of adventure sports to become a certified American Canoe Association (ACA) SUP Instructor; and funding for a group of four students to also become certified ACA SUP instructors.

Monday June 17

The weather today will be cloudy with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. A high near 71 and a low around 64.

A special thanks to Linda Dacierno for sharing her sunrise view:

Troopers from the McHenry Barrack are currently investigating the theft of a KTM 50 SX mini motorcycle. The vehicle was stolen on 6/13/19 or 6/14/19 and was parked in the front yard of the residence when it was stolen. Anyone with any information is asked to contact TFC Whetzel of the McHenry Barrack at 301-387-1101.

Spend some time today at the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center fishing with the naturalist or learning seed-starting 101.

I’m getting excited for the Garrett County Gran Fondo! I’m doing the 44-mile ride this Saturday!

Also coming up this Saturday, is Yasmin Williams at Music at Penn Alps (at 3pm). Tickets are available for $20 at the door, in the gift shop at Penn Alps Restaurant, or online. [Persons 19 and under are admitted free.]

Back in November, the Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club donated to Aaron Cuppet’s Eagle Scout project to create a public memorial site for the crew of Buzz-14, a B52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons which crashed in Garrett County in January 1964. In late May, there was a dedication ceremony for the site at 7747 Westernport Rd.

Ms. Barbara Baker, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Hummel to the position of principal at Southern Middle School beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Hummel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Youth Ministries from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, and a Master of Education Degree in School Counseling from Frostburg State University. He also holds a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I and II, and School Counseling endorsements.

From the Maryland DNR: Please allow us to introduce one of the more interesting species found in Maryland. The Eastern Hog-nosed snake is non-venomous, but has a couple of tricks, one of which may make you think twice if you encounter it. If threatened, it will initially hiss and spread its neck like a cobra’s hood. If that doesn’t work then it’ll go in the other direction and roll over and play dead (even letting its tongue hang out).


Friday June 14, Saturday June 15, Sunday June 16

The weather for today is cool: sunny, with a high near 63 and a low around 53. West wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72 and a low around 64. Sunday will be showers mainly before 10am. High near 73 and a low around 65. West wind 14 to 17 mph.

Thanks to reader Cathy, she reports: a mama black bear and two babies in their yard on Hazelhurst Road around 11:00pm Thursday evening.

This little lady Laceyn was having a great time here at the Lake feeding the ducks!

Feeding the baby ducks

Posted by Jeff-Serena Miller on Wednesday, June 12, 2019


From the Baltimore Sun – “But, away from the lake and its restaurants and amusements are other places, preserved in state parks and forests, worth getting on the itinerary next time you head for the hills.”

The most recent presentation made by Scott Weeks on the proposed Garrett County Fiscal Year 2020 Budget has been posted online here.

Please plan on joining us at the 2019 Walk For Hospice this Sunday at 2:00 at the Glades Town Park in Oakland! A generous $50.00 and up contribution to their mission will get you an event hoodie! There will be raffles, food, music, corn hole tournament and much more!

Make sure to check out all of the events happening this weekend! It’s a full weekend! Note: Our list of events is being a little wonky this week 🙁 Click through to “Next Events” (at the bottom right of the events section) to see the full weekend, but, if you don’t see the full list click “Previous Events” (at the bottom left of the events section) to see the complete list. We do have a ticket into our tech team on this!

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has started construction on the realignment of U.S. Route 219 (Chestnut Ridge Road) between I-68 (National Freeway) and Old Salisbury Road in Grantsville. This isn’t about traffic issues but, rather, interconnectivity between states.

A Touch of Class Limousines is offering a special Father’s Day Deal: Purchase a $250 Gift Certificate for $200 for his next special event or any hourly services.

See the recording of the Garrett County Board of Education Meeting Live Stream from June 11, 2019 here.

Thursday June 13

The weather for today will be showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon; a high near 61 and a low around 44. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

Tonight is the first Pocket Park movie of the season! Mary Poppins Returns will begin at dusk in the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland.

The Garrett County Arts Council 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Reception is tonight at Ace’s Run from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Deep Creek Times is happy to congratulate Hugh Umbel as the winner of the 2019 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for success in local business as well as strong community support.  Hugh owns or has founded a number of local businesses including Bear Creek Traders and has been active in the Deep Creek Lake area for decades. Well deserved Hugh!

So, this happened yesterday…. note the bike’s speed in the lower left corner. Thanks Phillip Fadul for sharing:


On our ride today James stirred up the local wildlife while bombing down Oakland Sang Run Road, while Jeff and Mike used their excellent handling skills and nerves of steel to avoid em.

Posted by Philip Fadul on Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Maryland State police have located a missing girl, Ruth Evelyn Harlow, this morning. She was a runaway from Salem Children’s Trust.

The WGW Benefit Golf Tournament is coming up on June 20, 21 and 22 and the Landon’s Library basketball league is in need of baskets for the basket raffle! If you are willing to put together a basket, please drop it off at Boal and Associates at 317 E Oak Street by Wednesday, June 19th.

The Town of Oakland is holding a public meeting on its new Downtown Wayfinding Project at Oakland City Hall on Monday, June 17 at 2pm. This project will make it easy for visitors to navigate around downtown as well as highlighting its attractions and offerings in an appealing and informative manner. The Town is looking to discuss the overall wayfinding approach and to receive input regarding 3 design options for new pedestrian signs and kiosks.

Wednesday June 12

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 53. Showers possible after 3am. Southeast wind 11 to 15 mph.

Wow. By photographer Gordon Fisher:


The Grand Opening for the Believe in Tomorrow home is today from 3-5pm. Stop by if you can.

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Garrett College Auditorium is the Public Hearing on the Proposed FY2020 Budget. The public invited to attend and public comments will be allowed.

DID YOU KNOW? Ticks can be as small as a poppy seed?! There were 5 ticks in yesterday’s muffin photo…. sorry to ruin your breakfast! Advice from the CDC on how to prevent tick bites and protect yourself is here

This weekend, the BlueShift dance group is coming to Deep Creek to share a workshop, masterclass, and a performance. The workshop on Saturday (Into to Modern Dance for Non-Dancers) is open to the public, ages 13 & up and no experience needed.

2019 Art, Wine, and Beer Festival Tickets are available! Visit the festival website to buy tickets, register to volunteer and get your discounted volunteer tasting ticket, and to learn about wine pairing dinners and accommodation specials. The fest is on September 7!

Do you ever wonder what the current Lake water temperature is? We have you covered with our temperature gauge! The blue line is the water temperature and the red line is the air temperature.

Tuesday June 11

The weather today will be SUNNY! A high near 65 and a low around 49. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Today is the last day of school for Garrett County Public School students! Also, apparently it’s National Corn on the Cob Day and National German Chocolate Cake Day! Let’s celebrate!

Friends of mine, Bill and Sally, are avid birders and are sharing their morning bird walks — meet at the park in Friendsville at 8 am. Friendsville has a habitat is ideal for the yellow-throated warbler, Black-throated green warbler, yellow warbler, blue-gray gnatcatcher, great crested flycatcher, kingfisher, wood ducks, solitary sandpiper, Baltimore oriole, and more! Connect with them via the event link.

It’s Ladies Lounge at Sipside Lounge and Team Trivia at MoonShadow tonight!

Special shout out to Cash Vansickle for collecting donations for the adoptables at HART for Animals instead of presents for his 7th birthday! What a generous gift!

Here’s a photo of a poppyseed muffin from the CDC. Do you have any idea why? We’ll tell you the full story in tomorrow’s notes!CDC Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

Clear Mtn Bank has announced its annual photo contest! The bank is requesting photos of our local community — if your photo is a winner, it could be published in the 2020 calendar and you could win $50! Deadline for submission is July 31.

Check out this trailer video for Mark Stutzman’s upcoming Mountain Chautauqua Stories. This is a series of “digital films that illustrate a vibrant Victorian resort founded on Christian values, neatly nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland. From the original founders of 1881 to the Chautauqua’s decline in the 1930s, director, Mark Stutzman assembles a collection of archived postcards, family photos, documents, and captivating interviews from historians, residents, and eye-witnesses.” The project is funded in part by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West, and the Town of Mountain Lake Park.

Monday June 10

The weather for today will be scattered showers (possibly a thunderstorm after noon) with a high near 69 and a low around 49.

“Through the Willows” was shared with us by @bstuck1 on Instagram.

@bstuck1 - though the willows at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Tomorrow is the last day of school for Garrett County students! Have a great summer!

Garrett County Public Schools has announced the details of the summer feeding sites — please share with those in need.

There is a new opportunity for Appalachia through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) program. the program will support workforce development activities that prepare eligible participants for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a state, regional, or community economic development strategy. Vist the link for more on how to apply by July 15.

There is a cancer screening program available for Garrett County residents ages 50-64 who are uninsured or underinsured and meet income guidelines. Breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, oral, and skin cancer are evaluated by local participating providers. Appointments are required — call the main number 301-334-7770 for more information.

The Garrett County Chamber has announced the 2020 Chamber Trip from March 21-28, 2020 will go to Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries! if you may be interested, mark your calendar and register for the trip preview on August 12.

If your church or if you know of a church doing vacation bible school, please send us a message so we can share the details on our calendar!