Friday January 22, Saturday January 23, Sunday January 24

The weather today will be scattered snow showers, mainly after 10am. Otherwise mostly cloudy with a high near 29 and a low around 13. West wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 22 and a low of 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 33 and a low of 26. A slight chance of snow after 1pm.

The Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens announced that the Maryland National Guard will assist Garrett County with the local COVID-19 response. The primary task of the guard is to administer the regular COVID-19 testing sites while the Health Department staff focuses on vaccination distribution. “The public may see military vehicles and members of the guard in Garrett County. This is to help the local Health Department with their workload,” said Stephens. “The local and state coordination is key to consistent testing efforts and an effective vaccine rollout.”

St. Peter the Apostle Church has a Chemo Cap project: WVU and other hospitals are requesting the church make more knit caps. If you are in need of yarn (or more details), stop by the church office between 8am & 4pm. Monday to Thursday or call 301-334-2202.

GLAF Sofa Series begins tomorrow. This virtual format is new and the first performance will be “As You Like It”, one of Shakespeare’s comedies; a female-driven story combining classic elements of romance and hidden identities.

The Maryland Heritage Area Authority is holding informational webinars for the FY22 grant round. This round will begin on Jan. 29, 2021 with the Intent To Apply. For additional information click the following links. Live WebinarsEarly Bird Webinars or Full Details.

You’ve probably seen the Bernie Sanders meme popping up in a lot of places with his “100%-Dad” outfit of a simple coat and mittens but here he is at Deep Creek from the Honi-Honi.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the state’s first Primitive Deer Hunt will be open Feb. 1-3, 2021 statewide. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer during these days. Primitive hunting devices are defined as long bows, recurve bows, flintlock, or sidelock percussion muzzleloaders. More info here.

MD DNR also noted winter turkey season runs statewide from January 21-23 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2020 fall season.

As I mentioned in Notes yesterday, the winning Powerball ticket was sold in neighboring Allegany County, Maryland. Their promotions department was right on it and released a list of “10 Reasons We Hit the Jackpot in Mountain Maryland“.

I may be a little presumptuous but I’ll add to that article with “10 MORE Deep Creek Lake & Garrett County-Specific Reasons We Hit The Jackpot in Mountain Maryland

  1. Lakes! (Deep Creek Lake, Broadford Lake, Jennings Randolph Lake, Herrington Manor Lake, Youghiogheny River Lake, and more!)
  2. Skilled Craftsmen, Craftswomen, and Artisans
  3. 10 of the Top Maryland State Parks
  4. So Many (Helpful and Needed) Non-Profit Organizations
  5. Starry Night Skies
  6. Hiking, Biking, and Climbing Network of Trails
  7. Four Distinct Seasons
  8. Black Bears and other Wildlife
  9. Significant Annual Snowfall
  10. The Very Best People in the World

Don’t forget to check out our Deep Creek Lake, MD area guide featuring seasonal activities and local business information!

 

GLAF Sofa Series: The National Players – Jan 23

The first virtual performance will be “As You Like It”, one of Shakespeare’s comedies; a female-driven story combining classic elements of romance and hidden identities. Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind assumes the identity of a man and escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While there, they run into other exiled folks from the old court, including the dashing and brave Orlando, who won Rosalind’s heart prior to her banishment, but he was too tongue-tied to express his love in return. Determined to woo him, Rosalind persuades Orlando in her male disguise to win her heart. For only if Orlando loves her as a man will Rosalind know he truly loves her.

National Players meld classic language with the contemporary staging of Shakespeare’s imaginative tale about city folk venturing into the woods. A romantic comedy about gender roles, losing oneself and discovering oneself anew.

Maryland National Guard to Assist Garrett County

By Sarah Myers, Communications Coordinator, Garrett County Government

Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens today announced that the Maryland National Guard will assist Garrett County with the local COVID-19 response. The primary task of the guard is to administer the regular COVID-19 testing sites while the Health Department staff focuses on vaccination distribution.

“The public may see military vehicles and members of the guard in Garrett County. This is to help the local Health Department with their workload,” said Stephens. “The local and state coordination is key to consistent testing efforts and an effective vaccine rollout.”

On Thursday, 10 soldiers from the 1729th Support Maintenance Company based in Havre de Grace, Maryland, arrived in Garrett County and will share duties between Garrett and Allegany Counties.

The crew will work at the Garrett County testing site at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To more fully utilize the services of the National Guard unit, the hours at this site will be extended to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays they will work at the fairground testing site in Allegany County.

“The soldiers of the Guard have worked on the frontlines of this challenging situation for many months,” said Stephens. “All of us here in Garrett County greatly appreciate the Guard members and their service across our state.”

All local health and government agencies are in daily contact with the local Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The Garrett County EOC has been activated since March 22, 2020, offering updates, strategies, and coordination for public safety across Garrett County.

All Marylanders must continue to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. Keep wearing your mask, watching your distance, and washing your hands.

Get tested and quarantine if you expect exposure or have symptoms.

Additional COVID-19 resources:

• Visit garretthealth.org for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information.

• If you have COVID-19 like symptoms, schedule a testing appointment at the Health Department by calling 301-334-7697.

• Free COVID-19 testing is available (with or without symptoms) on Tuesdays (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit garretthealth.org for more information.

• For all other COVID-19 related questions, or to report a COVID-19 compliance issue, call the local COVID-19 Hotline number at 301-334-7698.

Soldiers from the 1729th Support Maintenance Company based in Havre de Grace, Maryland, assist School Health Nurse Jessica Carey with instructing Health Officer Bob Stephens about how to self-administer his COVID-19 test at the Garrett County testing site on Thursday. The group has been deployed to Garrett and Allegany Counties to assist with COVID-19 testing, allowing the local health departments to concentrate on distributing the vaccine.

Thursday January 21

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 36 and a low around 24. West wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Congratulations to 46th President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Of course, the news is that the two were sworn into office yesterday in Washington, DC.

The winning ticket for Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot for $731.1 million was sold in neighboring Allegany County, Maryland. Congrats!

Our friend Dave Tungate’s son, Max, made this miniature snowman at Deep Creek:

It has been pretty amazing to live in this winter wonderland lately. According to Wisp Resort, the total snowfall for the season so far is 58 inches.

Current statistics for Garrett County COVID-19-related include:

  • A total of 1,737 COVID-19 cases
  • A total of 56 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications
Our friend Annie, of ABPH Art, shared this story: “Not long after I delivered the first batch of coats (donated to the Highland Thrift Shop) Regina Holiday started gifting me with stories. A gentleman came and got a coat who had not had a winter coat in FOUR YEARS. A very poor family, three generations of women with multiple medical conditions picked up five coats. One is cold all the time so she took the heaviest one to wear in the house. When I finished crying I asked if I should spend more of the money on coats. The answer was yes. So I sat down and ordered 20 more coats. (If you want to see what winter is like here I just posted a video in my story.) Today I delivered the last of them along with a little over $1000 worth of non-perishable food. Thank you for being the light.
86 new coats. 5 gently used coats. $1000 worth of non-perishable food. 125 people. $6380.”

Garrett County Releases Updated COVID-19 Statistics

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team

As vaccination appointments are opened up on the Health Department’s website for those who are at least 75 years old, testing to detect the COVID-19 illness in county residents continues. The current testing numbers for the county are trending downward, although they currently remain higher than those of the state. The county’s vaccination rate stands at 6.9% of residents having received their first dose, compared to the state rate of 3.8%.

Additional statistics for Garrett County today include:

  • A 7-day case rate of 44.3 per 100,000 Garrett County residents, just above Maryland’s case rate of 41.3
  • A 7-day positivity rate of 14.5%, compared to Maryland’s rate of 8%
  • A total of 1,737 COVID-19 cases
  • A total of 56 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications

The Health Department will continue to update their website with qualification requirements and instructions on how to schedule a vaccination appointment as they move through the priority groups. There currently is no set timeline for the next groups to be vaccinated because of the uncertainty of the arrival of additional vaccine.

For the most up-to-date information about vaccine distribution and testing in Garrett County, watch for announcements from the Health Department on media outlets, the Health Department’s Facebook page and website (garretthealth.org).

Additional COVID-19 resources:

  • If you have COVID-19 like symptoms, schedule a testing appointment at the Health Department by calling 301-334-7697.
  • Free COVID-19 testing is available (with or without symptoms) on Tuesdays (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit garretthealth.org for more information.
  • For all other COVID-19 related questions, or to report a COVID-19 compliance issue, call the local COVID-19 Hotline number at 301-334-7698.

Friday January 15, Saturday January 16, Sunday January 17

The weather today will be rain and snow showers. Areas of fog after 4pm. High near 39 low around 24. Southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible and nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Saturday showers likely, mainly after 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 31 and a low around 25. New snow accumulation of around an inch to three possible. Sunday is a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 32 and a low around 24.

What an amazing sunrise this morning! Thanks to Linda Dostie Kelly for sharing!

 

Governor Hogan has announced that Maryland is to speed up vaccine rollout, with people 65 and older, and teachers eligible within the next two weeks. The state will move into Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Monday. And the state would then open up the eligibility one week later, on Jan. 25, to Phase 1C.

Nearby Alpine Lake Resort has announced a new menu and daily specials! Thursdays are Family Night, Fridays are AYCE fish dinners and Saturdays are rib nights.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked 8,900 trout; 5,000 of those rainbow trout at Deep Creek Lake.

What’s New Around Town? COMING SOON! The Pub.

The Ruth Enlow Library is hiring a Branch Manager, also in Friendsville.

The Maryland State Police is proud to announce the 100th anniversary of its founding as a statewide, full-service law enforcement department. The idea was born of necessity.  The dawn of the 1920’s brought a perplexing problem to the office of Maryland Governor Albert Ritchie.  The advent of the automobile was providing criminals with the means to expand their criminal enterprises and the ability to quickly flee their crime scenes and travel out of the area to avoid detection and arrest.

Thursday January 14

The weather today will be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 41 and a low around 29. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Remember that donation for winter coats… and raffle for an awesome piece of art last week? Well! Here are the results!

Remember to register for Garrett Chamber’s webinar on the coronavirus relief legislation. Happening on January 15 at 9am. The webinar is free to attend but you must register by 3:00 p.m. on January 14 to receive the link.

As of yesterday, the percentage of Garrett Countians who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 was 5% of the population which is the highest in the State.

The Garrett County Health Department continues to follow the Maryland COVID-19 vaccination plan priority groups. Persons age 75 and older remain in Priority Group 1B, and persons age 65-74 remain in Priority Group 1C. Governor Hogan announced yesterday that he did not plan to change these group designations.

  • 1,647 COVID-19 cases
  • 56 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications
  • 7-day case rate of 53.7 per 100,000 Garrett County residents
  • 7-day positivity rate of 13.8%

Tonight! Khadijah Queen and Justin Phillip Reed read from and talk about their poetry. This virtual event from the Ruth Enlow Library begins is from 7pm-8pm.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://marylandlibraries.zoom.us/j/95917461558?pwd=UmFVREY0cGJPdVprZHZQblhGb1Nodz09
Passcode: 912249

Friday January 8, Saturday January 9, Sunday January 10

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 36 and a low around 20. Light and variable wind. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 31 and a low around 21. West wind around 8 mph. Sunday will be sunny with a high near 36 and a low around 21. West wind around 6 mph.

Looks like Mike is getting what he asked for this weekend (…finally, some sun)!

Make your guess in the monthly “Where Am I?” contest — a big congratulations goes out to Francis Martin for guessing December’s photo location!

The Garrett College Wildlife Club is fundraising with its 2021 calendar! For just $10, help the club pay for future activities including (if circumstances allow) a May trip to Arizona. Contact Kevin Dodge at 301-387-3328 or email kevin.dodge@garrettcollege.edu if you would like to order a calendar.

On January 15 at 9:00 a.m. the Garrett Chamber is hosting a special webinar on the coronavirus relief legislation recently passed by Congress and signed by the President. Click here to register or contact Holly Lane at holly@garrettchamber.com.

Thank you to Michelle Brubaker Duez for sharing her photo at Deep Creek Lake, MD:

Michelle Brubaker Duez at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Ruth Enlow Library is offering online gaming using the Jackbox Party Pack on January 11 from noon to 1pm. You can participate using your computer or phone and enjoy a night of trivia and fun!  Register for free.

Have you seen the video series from the Garrett County Health Department? “Jennifer and Jessica Explain It All” offers to answer your questions on the COVID-19 vaccine: https://mygarrettcounty.com/category/jennifer-jessica-explain-it-all/

Thursday January 7

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 32 and a low around 21. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph during the day.

Have you noticed the new weather widget for radar? It’s going to take some getting used to for us, too. The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded its forecasting system and has “broken” our old weather widget. We have been in touch with NWS but we cannot get the weather preview to work as it had.

Local artist Annie Simcoe, with ABPH art, is raffling off a handcrafted piece of her work. For every $10 donated you will receive an entry to win “New Day” (below). This is a framed, original ABPH Art quilted collage. The artwork is 12″x24″, the frame is 18″x30″, and has a retail value of $595. She donating the frame, artwork, and shipping or delivery. This means that every dollar donated will go to purchasing coats for those in need. I am in awe of this piece… the detail is amazing (as per usual for ABPH)!

Did you know? There is an “operating rule band” for Deep Creek Lake. In short, Deep Creek Hydro is permitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and during the permitting process, MDE balances stakeholder concerns and requests with generation opportunities. The result is the operating rule band.

The Operating Rule Band is defined by the Upper and Lower Rule Bands, which represent the highest and lowest desirable reservoir levels at any given time. Deep Creek Hydro strives to maintain the lake between these two rule bands at all times. Periods of high run-off or extreme drought conditions can result in reservoir levels outside of the Operating Rule Band. During these times, the hydro project attempts to restore the reservoir to the proper level in a reasonable amount of time.

Also, make sure you have up to date waterflow information when you head out for a day on the water (Deep Creek Lake releases into the Upper Youghiogheny River). This schedule shows 2020 but you can get an idea of when and how much lake releases will be. Or, call the Safe Waters hotline 1-844-430-FLOW (3569).

The state of Maryland spent nearly $6 million in 2017-2018 to fortify and upgrade a Western Maryland youth detention center even as the state’s own experts said such remote facilities harm young people. Now, two years later, the newly named Garrett Children’s Center sits empty, temporarily shut down in November after the one remaining youth was transferred to another site.

Declutter your paper! There is a free shred day tomorrow.

Friday January 1, Saturday January 2, Sunday January 3

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉

The weather today will be freezing rain before 5pm, then rain or freezing rain. High near 36 and a low around 34. Southeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. Overnight precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Saturday will be a chance of rain, mainly before 11am then cloudy with a high near 41 and a low around 30. A chance of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight. Little or no ice accumulation expected but new snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch possible. Sunday will be rainy with a high near 38 a low around 27.

Garrett County is currently under the snow emergency plan as of 0915 this morning.

Yesterday Herrington Manor State Park reported their cross country ski trails had “Less than one inch of hard snow and ice. Bare in places”. Note as of 12/18/20 The park has suspended its ski rentals for at least two weeks, per Governor Hogan’s most recent order in regards to the temporary suspension of in-person customer service operations.

It still may be worth venturing outside (after the ice) to enjoy a “First Day Hike

Thank you to Jen Thomas for sending in this wonderful winter sun photo (which is also the cover photo for our January 2021 edition!)


The Mountain Fresh Winter Farmer’s Market Season 2020/2021 continues tomorrow, 11 am to 1 pm at the Simon Pierce facility on Rt 135 (behind the Patriot Dodge vehicle dealership.) Remember to please appropriately wear a mask at our market and try to distance yourself from others as best you can.  Masks should cover both your mouth and nose.

Thursday December 31

Happy New Year’s Eve!

The weather today will be snow showers before 11am, then rain and snow showers likely. High near 35 and a low around 26. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

This week the Garrett County Health Department and Garrett Regional Medical Center ramped up their COVID-19 vaccination distribution as additional vaccine shipments reached the county. Following CDC recommendations, Garrett County’s frontline health care workers are the first ones receiving their first of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccinations.

For Garrett County, there is a currently reported total of 1,439 COVID-19 cases and a total of 46 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications.

Free COVID-19 testing will continue today at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park.

Note that Maryland Governor Hogan’s current COVID-19 orders do not allow any dine-in foodservice after 10pm – no exceptions were made for the holiday.

Pine Lodge Steakhouse has an exciting specialty menu this weekend (beginning today at 4pm).

Nearby Alpine Lake Resort is offering two dinner specials for the holiday. Tonight is a prime rib, salad, two sides, and dessert for $26. Dine-in or to-go. Tomorrow is a New Year’s Day brunch for $15 (dine-in only).

A 2021 reading challenge is being offered by the Ruth Enlow Library. Check out this log for “challenges” such as reading a book with a green cover and a book with a three-word title. It looks fun!

Garrett County Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team

This week the Garrett County Health Department and Garrett Regional Medical Center ramped up their COVID-19 vaccination distribution as additional vaccine shipments reached the county. Following CDC recommendations, Garrett County’s frontline health care workers are the first ones receiving their first of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccinations.

“We are glad to be able to start the vaccination phase of addressing the pandemic.” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “Although our case numbers remain high, they are once again trending in the right direct. However, that doesn’t lessen our sorrow for those who have lost loved ones to this terrible disease.”

Garrett County’s statistics for today include:

· A total of 1,439 COVID-19 cases

· A total of 46 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications

· A 7-day positivity rate of 13.3%, compared to Maryland’s rate of 8.2%

· A 7-day case rate per 100,000 of 48.7, compared to Maryland’s rate of 37.0

Free COVID-19 testing will continue weekly at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park. Testing is scheduled on Tuesdays from 9 am to12:30 pm and Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm, including New Year’s Eve. Preregistration is recommended to speed up the process on the testing day. Visit garretthealth.org for preregistration information.

Anyone with COVID-19 like symptoms may call Health Department 301-334-7697 to schedule a testing appointment at the Oakland office.

Additional COVID-19 resources:

· Visit garretthealth.org for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information.

· To schedule an Influenza vaccination, call the Health Department at 301-334-7697.

· For all other COVID-19 related questions, or to report a COVID-19 compliance issue, call the local COVID-19 Hotline number at 301-334-7698. · Visit covidlink.maryland.gov to learn more about the Maryland’s vaccination plan, review safety information about the vaccines, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Friday, December 25, Saturday December 26, Sunday December 27

It’s a white Christmas! We received about 3″-4″ inches of snow overnight.

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 16 and a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -8. Scattered snow showers. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Saturday will be scattered snow showers, mainly before 2pm then partly sunny, with a high near 22 and a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 41 and a low around 29. Southwest wind around 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24

The weather today will be rain showers before 11pm, then rain and snow showers between 11pm and midnight, then snow showers after midnight. High near 48 and low around 18. South wind 7 to 14 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

See more details for this storm and the East Coast.

Garrett County currently has a total of 1,460 cases and 37 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications. Western Maryland counties hold the top three highest rankings for both 7-day rates tracked by Maryland (case rate and positivity rate) with Garrett County currently ranked as second highest for both.

7-day case rate per 100,000 residents – Maryland 14.6

  1. Allegany County – 78.3
  2. Garrett County – 76.8
  3. Washington County – 75.4

7-day positivity rate – Maryland 7.4%

  1. Washington County – 14.6%
  2. Garrett County – 13.1%
  3. Allegany County – 12.5%

The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine are also reaching the county this week: Garrett Regional Medical Center received a 100-dose shipment and the health department received 100 doses on Wednesday.

There will be no testing on Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park. Free COVID-19 testing will be held at this location on Tuesday, December 29 (9 am-12:30 pm) and Thursday, December 31 (10 am-2 pm). Preregistration is recommended to speed up the process on the testing day. Visit garretthealth.org for preregistration information.

Here’s an interesting story: “Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio, vacationed with his family at Deep Creek Lake for six years, from 1957-1962. When asked what activities he and his two brothers enjoyed during summers at Deep Creek Lake, Peter Salk mentions comic books and card games, but, he declares, “The best was water skiing.” After seven years of spending summer vacations at Lake Erie, Jonas Salk did what Peter describes as a “wonderful thing” for his family. He bought a cottage at Deep Creek Lake, just two hours from their home in Pittsburgh. It’s likely that the Salks were introduced to Deep Creek Lake by their friends the Wishiks, who owned a place across the lake. The Wishiks had been influenced in their choice by Dr. Benjamin Spock, the renowned pediatrician, a Pittsburgh neighbor and professional colleague, who used to camp on the lot next to the one they purchased.”  Read more from Mountain Discoveries Magazine.

Be careful out and about tonight when this rain changes to snow but the light displays will look magical: Light display at the Oakland armory from 5pm-11pm and Broadford Park drive-thru from 6pm-9pm.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Friday December 18, Saturday December 19, Sunday December 20

The weather today will be patchy fog between 11am and 2pm and areas of freezing fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 28 and a low around 18. Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 38 and a low around 27. Calm wind. Sunday will be a chance of snow showers before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38 and a low around 30.

FRESH LEBANESE FOOD DELIVERY! Make sure to place your order with Lebanese Taverna today and pick-up tomorrow, Saturday, at 3pm.

What’s New Around Town?

Where Am I? gift card contest

The Garrett County Health Department has a few initiatives … in 2021, kick the nicotine habit! Also, there is a new moms and babies case management program that was recently launched.

Go! Garrett County supports local businesses and community resources by offering participation points for watching videos from locals and reading articles that help citizens take good care of ourselves, our families, and our neighbors. To start earning great rewards, while learning about resources, services, and activities in Garrett County, register for a FREE account at gogarrettcounty.com/register.

You can win with First United Bank & Trust. Have you seen their promotion to celebrate their 120th anniversary? They are giving away 120 prizes! The top two cash prizes are valued at $1,900 and $2,020; representing the year First United began and the year they turned 120. An additional 118 prizes will be award as well, each with a cash value of $120.

Garrett College has announced plans to continue with multiple course modalities this spring.

Santa will be showing up in Downtown Oakland tomorrow, Saturday, from 12pm-2pm. It will be a free, contactless experience!

The last winter Farmer’s Market of the year is also tomorrow. REMEMBER it’s from 11am – 1pm at the Simon Pearce Building at 255 Glass Drive in Mountain Lake Park.

Enjoy the snow today dear readers! I’m going to try to get out and cross country ski today!