Garrett County Fish with a Cop

On Saturday May 14th, 2022 members from all five Garrett County’s law enforcement agencies (Oakland City, Maryland State Fire Marshals, Garrett County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Maryland State Police) held the inaugural Garrett County Fish with a Cop event at the Accident Pond.  Children were paired with police officers for the day’s event strengthening relationships between police and the community.  The day consisted of officers picking up the selected children, providing rides to the event, fishing, food, games and gifts before returning them home.

 

     We would like to thank the following organizations for their commitment and generosity in getting this great event started and the building process to make this an annual event.  The event would not have been possible without their assistance.  Garrett County Department of Social Services, Garrett County Schools, Town of Accident, Zion Lutheran Church (Accident), Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries, Nicklow’s Wholesale Tackle, Willow Spring Wholesale Bait, Deep Creek Shop and Save, Arrowhead Market, RM/June Bugs Party Rentals, American Rent All, Bruce Opel, Bass Pro Shop (Morgantown, WV), Tees Me T’s (TMT), Savage Design, Trophies Unlimited and all of the individual officers and other volunteers.

Wednesday May 18

The weather today will be sunny in the morning. It will then be partly sunny with a chance of showers in the afternoon—highs around 70 and a low of 56. Southwest winds of around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 50%.

The office of Dr. Abigail Feathers, in conjunction with Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC), is pleased to welcome Kambrie Bosley, PA-C, as the practice’s new Physician Assistant.

Good morning from Chip Mathieson:

Learning Beyond the Classroom hopes to see all of your smiling faces at Kitzmiller School Building for some fun gardening activities!

Join Oakland Library for a storytime designed especially for babies and toddlers. This program stimulates children’s language development and social skills through stories, music, rhymes, and other activities.

The history of railroads of Garrett County class begins this afternoon at 3:00 PM.

The Cornucopia Café and Chef Martin Galloway’s are offering a take on historic and contemporary recipes from the “Grub to Gourmet” cookbook, published by the National Road Heritage Corridor. Bonfire and picking jam session led by Snaggy Mountain Slackards beginning at 4:30 PM – bring an instrument and join in! Dinner at 5:30 PM with National Road history presentation.

 

Dr. Abigail Feathers’ practice welcomes Kambrie Bosley, PA-C

The office of Dr. Abigail Feathers, in conjunction with Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC), is pleased to welcome Kambrie Bosley, PA-C, as the practice’s new Physician Assistant.  Kambrie’s focus will be on providing patient-centered care to the women who receive gynecological services through Dr. Feathers’ practice. In addition to her new role, Kambrie also works as a Physician Assistant in the GRMC hospitalist program.

 

“We are excited to welcome Kambrie Bosley to the practice,” said Abigail Feathers, MD. “There is a growing need for women’s health care in our region. Expanding our practice with the addition of Kambrie will enable us to better serve the community.”

Kambrie, a native of Garrett County, received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon, WV, and her master’s degree in physician’s assistant studies from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. During her clinical rotation, Kambrie worked with several local practices including Dr. Abigail Feathers, Garrett Surgical Group, Garrett Orthopedics, Wellspring Family Practice, and Mountain Laurel Medical Center. She also practiced at Ruby Memorial Hospital and Mon General in Morgantown West Virginia. Kambrie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants (OAPA).

Located in Oakland, Dr. Abigail Feathers’ practice provides caring office and surgical gynecological services to women of all ages. Dr. Feathers understands the health care needs of women at all stages of life, from young women needing to choose the birth control that is best for them to women experiencing the significant life changes that occur with menopause. Dr. Feathers provides focused, individual care that is tailored to a patient’s particular situation and needs.

 

The practice of Dr. Abigail Feathers is located at 880 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD 21550. Kambrie will be available to see patients every Monday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. To schedule an appointment or for general questions about the clinic, call 301-334-1177.

Dr. Abigail Feather, MD, and Kambrie Bosley, PA-C

 

Tuesday May 17

The weather today will be sunny—highs in the mid-60s and a low of 42. West winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of rain is 5%.

Do you have your ticket to the upcoming West Virginia Symphony Orchestra event?

The Town of Oakland is looking for a summer gate attendant at Broadford Lake Park. Email your interest to mainstreetgoba@gmail.com by May 26.

Here’s a great pic shared with us by Todd Handelman:

The Garrett County Health Department (GCHD) hosts the second of two Trauma-Informed Care Town Hall meetings today from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Northern Middle School. This meeting is open to the public.

Specific to the Educational Specification project for Broad Ford Elementary, Southern Middle, and Southern High School — Grimm and Parker will be leading activities that will solicit feedback from parents and school community members throughout the evening.

Team up with the Friends of New Germany State Park and native plant enthusiasts to help remove unwanted plants from our native plant garden. As you work, you will learn how to identify common weeds and why protecting native plants is critical for wildlife.

Learning Beyond the Classroom hopes to see all of your smiling faces at Grantsville Senior Center for some fun gardening activities!

Join Kitzmiller and Accident Library for Children’s Story Time as they look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities. Also, the Oakland Library has a storytime designed especially for babies and toddlers and a Young Readers’ Book Club.

Grantsville Library has free social worker support today at 1:30 PM.

There will be County Commissioners’ Public Meeting today at 4:00 PM.

 

Monday May 16

The weather today will have a chance of thunderstorms. Showers are likely in the morning until the afternoon—highs in the upper 60s and a low of 49. West winds of 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 80%.

Did you see the lunar eclipse and the blood moon? I’d love to see your photos!

I caught this with my iPhone last night at about 12:30am:

Join the Maryland Park Service for Park Quest 2022: Parks for Pollinators. Make a plan to visit and explore Maryland’s state parks and complete as many of the Park Quest activities as you can before October 31 to be entered into the drawing!

A webinar on “Understanding the Count: A Discussion on the Latest 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey Results” will be held to highlight the results of the 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (to be released on May 19). For more details, read this tip sheet.

Learning Beyond the Classroom hopes to see all of your smiling faces today at Friendsville Fire Hall for some fun gardening activities!

Join Grantsville Library for stories, songs, and activities that inspire a love of reading and help to develop early literacy skills. This program is designed for children ages 3-5.

Join Ranger Noah on this 1-mile night hike and experience the beauty of the forest under the full moon of May, known as the “Flower Moon.”

 

Friday May 13, Saturday May 14, Sunday May 15

The weather today will be patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon—highs in the mid-60s and a low of 57. East winds of 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50%. Saturday will be mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning with a chance of showers in the morning, then showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon—highs around 70 and a low of 56. Southeast winds of 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 80%. Sunday will be showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms—highs in the lower 70s and a low of 55. The chance of rain is 70%.

We had a visitor last night:

Did you know? The state Black Bear Conservation Stamp Program began in 1996. Authorized by the Maryland General Assembly, the stamp generates funds that are used to compensate farmers who have reported damage to agricultural crops caused by black bears.

There will be Free Social Services Benefits Assistance and Applications in Accident Library today.

Youth anglers of all ages are encouraged to hone their fishing skills at any of Maryland’s nearly 50 youth fishing rodeos spread out across the state this year.

Join the Mountain Fresh Farmers Spring Market this Saturday.

Discover the important connection between native plants, people, and wildlife! This event will feature a large selection of native plants and nature-themed artwork for sale from regional nurseries and local artisans (cash or check only) and nature walks, educational programs, and displays provided by a variety of conservation groups,

This Saturday in nearby Cumberland, MD, Mountainside Baroque will present the Fortepiano Duo, composed of Cynthia Roberts, world-renowned baroque violinist, and Yiheng Yang, fortepiano, in a dynamic, virtuosic performance entitled “Mozart to Beethoven.” This joyful performance features the largest ensemble staged thus far by Mountainside Baroque–totaling nearly 50 performers! In return to the high Baroque, the program of festive and seasonally appropriate sacred and secular music of Johann Sebastian Bach is made especially jubilant by the inclusion of silvery Baroque trumpets and timpani.

Join Great Strides walk or bike ride this Sunday to help support Cindy’s Fund, “Making Strides to Support Cancer Patients.” The event begins at 1:00 PM, so get out there and support a great cause.

Here are the Discovery Center programs this weekend:

The entertainment calendar is full this weekend! This Friday, enjoy an evening with Brittany Michelle for a Mediterranean Delight at Alpine Lake Resort; Kelly Lynott will be at Sipside Lounge and HY-5 at Honi-Honi Bar. On Saturday, catch Good Guys Band and Shallow 9 at Honi-Honi Bar.

Thursday May 12

The weather today will be mostly sunny—highs in the upper 60s and a low of 56. East winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. The chance of rain is 10%.

I read this question this morning and I’d love your take: “If you have a meeting at midday and move it forward 2 hours, what time is your meeting?”

There’s a little bit of a debate in the Town of Oakland as to if outdoor dining will be allowed again this year. Search social media for #wherearethetables for more.

There is a Drive-Thru Food Giveaway today at 1pm (while supplies last). PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY and follow the signage. One box or bag per vehicle.

Happy Nurses Week to this amazing group of Hospice RNs! How blessed we are to have Grace Bolyard, Traci Gilpin, Lisa Sypolt, Cheryl Taylor, Lori Matteo and Jennifer Ritchie to serve our wonderful community.

Here’s an interesting event: Cornucopia Café and Chef Martin Galloway’s take on historic and contemporary recipes from the “Grub to Gourmet” cookbook, published by the National Road Heritage Corridor next week on May 18 at 4:30 PM.

Join Accident Library as the Adult Book Club gathers to discuss the latest read at 11:30 AM.

The monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, which governs the operation of the Ruth Enlow Library. Location may vary, especially during summer. Public participation is welcome, though some business items may be held in closed sessions.

Every Thursday is Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Co. Trivia starts at 6:30 PM, and house prizes are awarded for first, second & third places!

 

Wednesday May 11

The weather today will be sunny—highs in the lower 70s and a low of 48. East winds of 5 to 10 mph.

My friend Amanda has now officially started her Baby Duck Bakery. She has pretty amazing strawberry cheesecake muffins and pretty much the very best chewy chocolate chip cookies available for order!

During the Garrett County Public School meeting live stream, GaCo Team 1629 was recognized (starting at 3:52:52).

Don’t forget to place your Lebanese Taverna food order by today at 3pm!

Join Oakland Library for a storytime designed for babies and toddlers. This program stimulates children’s language development and social skills through stories, music, rhymes, and other activities.

Free Social Worker Support in Friendsville Library today at 2:00 PM.

The history of railroads of Garrett County class begins this afternoon at 3:00 PM.

Kitzmiller Library will be having Lego Club today at 4:30 PM. A monthly building theme may be suggested, or builders may choose to free-build. The library will provide the Lego and Duplo blocks. Open to all ages.

Here are the Local High School Events today:

Tuesday May 10

The weather today will be sunny—highs in the mid-60s and a low of 44. East winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

The Garrett County Health Department (GCHD) hosts the second of two Trauma-Informed Care Town Hall meetings on May 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Northern Middle School. This meeting is open to the public.

Take your living room outside! Roderick Furniture Outlet has the finest in patio furniture:

Lebanese Taverna is coming back to Deep Creek! Place your order today for Deep Creek pick-up on Friday! If you haven’t had Lebanese food yet, I recommend the salmon, tabouleh and baklava!

A quick note: the dining room table that is listed in our Online Marketplace has the chairs included! 🙂

Please be advised that MoonShadow will be closed on May 9 – 15 for kitchen renovations. The restaurant will open for regular business hours starting May 16 at 11:00 AM.

Join Kitzmiller and Accident Library for Children’s Story as they look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities. This program is geared toward children ages 3-5. Oakland Library will be having a storytime designed for babies and toddlers. This program stimulates children’s language development and social skills through stories, music, rhymes, and other activities.

The Group Bike Ride will depart from the parking lot immediately in front of The Tiny Corner Bike Shop every Tuesday at 5:30 PM during the late spring, summer, and early fall. Riders are grouped by ability level, so no one gets left behind.

 

Trauma-Informed Care Town Hall

The Garrett County Health Department (GCHD) hosts the second of two Trauma-Informed Care Town Hall meetings on May 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Northern Middle School. This meeting is open to the public.

“You may have heard that we should not ask ‘What’s wrong with you?’” said Sadie Liller, Prevention Coordinator at GCHD and organizer of the Town Halls, “but rather, ‘What happened to you?’ This meeting will help us learn how to do just that.”

The first Town Hall was held in April at Southern Middle School and brought together about 35 people to learn how to help those who have been affected by trauma. Trauma-informed care recognizes and responds to the signs, symptoms, and risks of trauma to better support the health needs of patients who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.

Town Hall presenters will include:

  • Mary VanSickle, Mental Health Coordinator, Garrett County Public Schools, trauma-informed care.
  • Heather Hanline, Executive Director, Dove Center, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
  • Kristen Walker, Prevention Specialist, GCHD, Mind-Body Connection.
  • Andrew Bell, JBS International, stigma.

The Town Halls are provided by GCHD with funds from HRSA. For more information, call the health department at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.

Monday May 9

Happy Monday!

The weather today will be sunny—highs around 60 and a low of 42—east winds of 5 to 10 Mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Attention all past and present GaCo 1629 robotics team members, mentors and family: there will be a Hall of Fame event on June 23 from 6-9pm at the fairgrounds! Message Mrs. Pam for details and to RSVP – pamtrautwein@gmail.com.

Nearby World Importing Market in Uniontown is closing after 87 years. They have an assortment of cheeses, deli meats, salads, olives, fresh baked goods and subs. And, if you order this week, you can pick up one last order this Saturday!

Last week, our friends from the Maryland Tourism Coalition took the following route to traverse #MDinADay to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. It was 550 miles and ended with an amazing and cloudy sunset! 🙂

Join Grantsville Library for stories, songs, and activities that inspire a love of reading and help to develop early literacy skills. This program is designed for children ages 3-5. Also, from April 4 – May 9, join the library for Creative Nonfiction Writing Classes presented by the Author Tony Lolli.

Kitzmiller Library will be having Cover2Cover-Book Club For Adults today to come together to discuss the latest read!

Quit Tobacco Classes – GC Health Department can help, and it’s free! Because the Health Department knows how hard it is to quit, there are options you can choose from to best fit your quit plan and give you the best chance to succeed.

 

GCPS Celebrates School Lunch Hero Day

Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) is excited to celebrate the 10th annual School Lunch Hero Day, Friday, May 6, 2022. This day, we recognize the difference that our Food & Nutrition professionals make for every student that comes through the cafeteria. Each day our professionals prepare healthy meals for GCPS students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, accommodating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile. All of this makes each of our professionals true Lunch Heroes.

“It has been noted that ‘not all superheroes wear a cape…some were aprons.’ I am lucky enough to work with such superheroes and the best folks possible in the schools across Garrett County,” said Food & Nutrition Services Supervisor Scott Germain. “Please help me in thanking them on this day – and every day – for the work they do.”

While the past two years have proven challenging in many aspects of education, it has been particularly difficult in foodservice. Our school personnel dealt with changes in the distribution of meals to students, shortages that have affected the entire industry causing many substitutions and out-of-stock issues, as well as the addition of providing free snacks and meals for all individuals 18 and under. However, as we continue to transition back to normalcy, these programs are still in place requiring additional demand on the department, thus earning the title of School Lunch Hero.

Friday May 6, Saturday May 7, Sunday May 8

The weather today will be showers. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. It will be patchy fog—highs in the lower 60s and a low of 45—south winds of 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is near 100%. Saturday will be raining and patchy fog—highs in the upper 40s and a low of 39. East winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. The chance of rain is 90%. Sunday will be partly sunny—highs in the lower 50s and a low of 39. The chance of precipitation is 45%.

My apologies for a late post yesterday – it was a very busy day plus a few technical difficulties.

A big welcome to Pawsitive Harmony! A full-service groomer offering services in your home or at Pawsitive Harmony in Grantsville. “Michelle is the perfect groomer for my dog. She avails herself to most any schedule, listens to what is desired, and ultimately gives your pet what they need. She is caring, attentive and instinctually compassionate to all animals.  Along with the veterinarian, I consider her services an essential part of my pets’ complete care. I cannot recommend her highly enough” -Eleanor S. Call Michelle at 240-321-6911 for more information.

Shoutout to DCT follower and friend Dan C! 😊

Out of an abundance of caution all Maryland State Parks aviaries are currently closed to the public. All programs with park bird ambassadors are now on hold due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

Join Grantsville Library for Read Together Book Club today at 11:30 AM.

Wisp Resort will be having Summer Job Fair today from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Youth anglers of all ages are encouraged to hone their fishing skills at any of Maryland’s nearly 50 youth fishing rodeos spread out across the state this year.

Arrowhead Market is hiring and wants to meet you in person to discuss opportunities for joining their team. Guaranteed interviews during this event!

Join Mountain Fresh Farmers Market for the 2022 Spring Market.

All are invited to the Discovery Center to learn about some fascinating and gentle reptile ambassadors.

Want to make a tasty treat for the fine feathered friends? Make a bird feeder to hang at your house to feed your boisterous hungry birds! Here are some buffet specials for Mother’s Day:

 

The Entertainment calendar is full this week! This Friday, catch Tom Bond & Pappy Miller at MoonShadow and The Katie Henry Band at MoonShadow. On Saturday, Kelly Lynott will be at MoonShadow. On Sunday, MoonShadow will be having Mother’s Day Shows; catch Heart 2 Heart at 12:00 PM and Levi & Dawn Custer at 6:00 PM.

 

Thursday May 5

The weather today will be mostly cloudy in the morning and will be partly sunny—highs in the mid-60s and a low of 52—east winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 25%.

The comet responsible for the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks tonight, May 5 into the early hours of Friday, May 6, is perhaps the most famous comet in recent history: Halley’s Comet.

Join Oakland Library for Needlework today at 1:00 PM. Bring your own needlework projects to work on with fellow crafters!

After two straight years of subdued/canceled festivities, today at Sipside Lounge from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, it’s going to be margarita specials, free nacho chips w/ salsa & queso…. AND a DJ cranking out all kinds of fun. Ole!!!

Every Thursday is Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Co. Trivia starts at 6:30 PM, and house prizes are awarded for first, second & third places!

Catch Ronnie Burroughs in the Lakers Lounge and Greg Short & Friends at MoonShadow tonight.

Wednesday May 4

Happy Star Wars Day!

The weather today will be a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60 and a low of 46. West wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Tonight will be scattered showers, mainly before 5am — patchy fog — otherwise, mostly cloudy.

Nearly 500 students competed in the first in-person Maryland History Day contest since 2019 and Amanda Wilburn (from Northern Garrett Middle School) was selected as District Teacher of The Year.

This week, the US Census Bureau joins the Small Business Administration in celebrating our nation’s small businesses for National Small Business Week!

At Monday’s public meeting, the Garrett County Commissioners proclaimed:

  • May 5, 2022 as National Day of Prayer
  • The month of May 2022 as Foster Care Month
  • May 2 to May 6, 2022 as Children’s National Health Awareness Week
  • The month of May 2022 as Mental Health Awareness Month

Join Oakland Library today at 10:30 AM for a storytime designed especially for babies and toddlers. This program stimulates children’s language development and social skills through stories, music, rhymes, and other activities.

The history of railroads of Garrett County class begins this afternoon at 3pm.

Wisp Resort’s Summer Job Fairs are happening today from 5pm – 7pm.