Friday June 15, Saturday June 16, Sunday June 17

Jun 15, 2018

Yesterday’s weather was wonderful. The weather for this weekend will be mostly SUNNY the entire weekend! Today will have a high near 73 and a low around 49. Saturday will have a high near 77 and a low around 61. Sunday will have a high near 83 and a low around 67.

I went to what was likely the best Chamber Business After Hours event last evening at Trader’s Coffee House. Saw Brenda’s cool new take-out area, had some great conversations with folks and had some amazing food, including my favorite, Brenda’s meatballs!

The Masons appear Friday evening at 8:00pm at Black Bear Tavern in McHenry.

Check out Shakespeare in the Park at the Spruce Forest Artisan Village Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at 7:00pm. The Cumberland Theater will be performing Twelfth Night.

There have been multiple counterfeit $100 bills used at local Oakland businesses recently. The $100 bills do say “For Motion Picture Purposes”, but they look very realistic. If you have any information on these counterfeit bills, please contact the Oakland Police Department at 301.334.2100.100 Dollar Bill Counterfeit Alert

Fish at the lake appear to be transitioning to their summer mode and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has the details and also recommends bait for everything from Bluegills to Walleye.

The Canaan Valley Mountain Bike Festival is being held this weekend. There are a number of components so check out our events listing and then go to their site for details. Garrett County Artist Annie Simcoe designed the festival poster and will have her work displayed at Blackwater Bikes during the festival.

Canaan Mountain Bike Festival Poster

Did you know that the Lodestone Golf Course at Wisp was ranked the “#2 course you can play in Maryland” by GolfWeek Magazine, 2018? They also have stay and play deals. Call 800-462-9477 for details.

The 23rd Annual Walk for Hospice of Garrett County will be held on Sunday at Glades Town Park in Oakland starting at 2:00pm. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Hospice.

Learn about our state’s transportation plan; Every five years, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) develops a 20-year vision for transportation in the state known as the Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP). Comments and questions can be emailed to and all comments received through June 29th will be addressed in the draft plan anticipated in Summer 2018.

Calling for makers! The Civic Club is looking for a few makers for their Antiques, Makers and Collectibles Fair during Autumn Glory – makers of rugs, pottery, re-purposed, cast iron, quilts, wood work and the like. They already have a basket maker and blacksmith joining them. Email for more information.Civic Club Autumn Maker Fair

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