Friday September 6, Saturday September 7, Sunday September 8

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 71 and a low around 54. Also, partly sunny for the weekend! Highs in the upper 60s and low in the mid to low 50s.

Samantha Degen’s family and friends had a great Deep Creek Lake, MD trip!

Samantha Degen Tubing on Deep Creek Lake, MD

There are a few specialty wine pairing events tonight for folks who may be in town for tomorrow’s Deep Creek Art, Wine & Beer Festival.

There’s a Spanish Wine Pairing at Sipside Lounge, a Yoga, Wine, and Chocolate Pairing at Roots Yoga, the Pine Lodge Steakhouse pairing dinner we mentioned, and a special guest (Brian Moore from the Paris Valley Road Vineyard) sharing all about the wines at The Manor Steakhouse.

The 2019 Deep Creek Fire Dept Crab Feast will be tomorrow — 3pm to 9pm. All you can eat crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, crab soup and more!

There are just too many events and entertainment options to list.

Results of the 2018 Pilot Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program found no evidence of zebra mussels in Deep Creek Lake based on both visual analysis (SCUBA diving surveys) and presence/absence surveys (monitoring plates placed around the lake). Read the full report online.

The 52nd Annual Autumn Glory Festival brochure has been published. Plan “the best” fall weekend now!

Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on the proposed changes to fishing regulations. Please visit the Changes to Fishing Regulations page for detailed information and all comments may be emailed.

Thursday September 5

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 71 and a low around 56. East wind 5 to 7 mph.

My apologies for the late post this morning — looks like my internet service provider, Shentel, has some work to do to get back up and running:

CHIPS Network Shentel Update

Tonight, September 5, the crescent moon will appear to the right of the bright planet Jupiter in the early evening and the evening moon will appear half-full with its right side in the sun’s light. The evenings of September 4-6 are the best for spotting lunar surface features with a telescope.

The Ruth Enlow Library has announced a new club, “The Make It Club”! There is new craft to make each month and all materials will be provided. Happening tonight at 3:30pm at the Grantsville Branch — register with Kim Lishia at 301-895-5298 ext. 0141.

Roots Yoga is beginning a youth yoga program. Mon-Thurs @4:15pm to learn breath control, emotional regulation, body autonomy, and mindfulness while unwinding their busy minds from the school day.

Deep Creek Lake will receive about $420,000 from the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund. Projects will include invasive species control efforts, shoreline stabilization efforts, and construction of fish habitat structures. The MD DNR will conduct another round of open houses to solicit projects beginning in July 2020.

Are you still voting each day for your favorites in the People’s Choice Challenge? So far, we have received over 7,000 votes!

Wednesday September 4

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 74 and a low around 54. A chance of showers, mainly between 2pm and 5pm.  West wind 11 to 14 mph.

Eric Williams shared this pup enjoying Lake Life! See more area photos in our Photo Gallery.

Eric Williams Dog2 at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Farmer’s Market is today beginning at 10am – from the market: “We are still seeing plenty of late summer vegetables, so don’t quit looking for tomatoes, peppers and zucchini – also cabbages, eggplant and cucumbers.  The sunflower bouquets are gorgeous, one of the vendors is offering huge stalks of gladioli and potted mums are starting to appear. In my opinion NOW is the best time of the summer. Last week I made a huge tomato salad (with fresh basil, garlic and mozzarella) to take to my brother’s for his birthday, and I am still “turning” my half-gallon jars of raspberries in “hootch” mode.”

“The “Tow Like A Pro” brochure (developed by DNR and DCLPOA) was published here and was sent to all dock permit holders as well as local businesses and marinas. Take a look, if you haven’t already, to review safe towing procedures for water sports on the lake.

The Deep Creek Art, Wine & Beer Festival planning is in high gear. I am going to be a cashier for most of the day on Saturday — will I see you there? The event benefits GLAF and HART for Animals.

Next Wednesday the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Marketing Roundtable event to learn about Garrett County’s new Performing Arts Center from Mary Callis, the Executive Director of the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, The event is for members only and requires registration.

Is your company considering outside funding now or in the future? Organized by TEDCO, a FREE 90-minute workshop will be held at Rocky Gap to highlight the fund raising process, how investors evaluate opportunities by industry and best practices for raising capital.

Pine Lodge Steakhouse will be offering special wine-pairing dinners each Friday in the month of September. The first menu has been published for this Friday and it sounds amazing!

Have a great day!

Tuesday September 3

The weather today will be patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 78 and a low around 64.

This photo by Gail Burkett has been selected as our Photo of the Month! Congrats, Gail!

Gail Burkett Sunflowers

The regularly scheduled Cancer Support Group happens tonight at 6:30pm at the Garrett Regional Medical Center boardroom.

It’s also Ladies Lounge at Sipside Lounge: bottomless chocolate and specials all night.

Mountain State Brewing Co restaurant will be closed TODAY and TOMORROW and back open for Team Trivia on Thursday. Trivia starts at 6:30pm on Thursday and house prizes are awarded for first, second & third places.

Speaking of closed: the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center will be closed until early 2020 for some significant HVAC repairs and upgrades.

The Addictions Counseling program at Garrett College has earned a Statewide and Health Manpower designation.

The August “Where Am I?” contest winner is Mary Ellen Dore. CONGRATULATIONS! Take your guess in the September photo contest!

We’d like to offer a big “welcome” to the Deep Creek Mountain Land Company as a new advertiser with Deep Creek Times. The Deep Creek Mountain Land Company has a wide selection of land and homesites available. Choose golf-front, mountain view, or lakeview sites and choose your own builder!

Monday September 2

Happy Labor Day!

The weather today sounds like “summer weather” to me! Partly to mostly cloudy with a high near 73 and a low around 58. Just a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  West wind around 10 mph.

Enjoy your holiday and we will be back tomorrow with the September edition!