Declaration Networks Group, Inc. (DNG), a leading provider of rural broadband services, announced today that it has made the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. DNG has had an impressive three-year growth rate of 190% from 2016 to 2019 and joins the Inc. 5000 list, along with the most successful businesses in America, which has previously included the likes of Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, LinkedIn, and others.
“The DNG team is delighted and proud to be recognized as an industry leader by being named to the Inc. 5000 list,” said Bob Nichols, CEO of DNG. “Our mission is to close the digital divide and drive all the positive economic, educational, healthcare and social benefits that broadband access energizes in the communities that we serve. Making the Inc. 5000 list reflects our commitment and the success that we have had in deploying our networks in rural America.”
Under the NeuBeam™ brand, DNG provides residential and business customers affordable high-speed internet services allowing them to telework, participate in online learning, receive telehealth services, as well as providing digital transformation for rural agriculture and utility industries through increased access to advanced wireless and cloud application technologies.
DNG has successfully deployed its cooperative model in Virginia, Maryland and Washington State through private equity, public Federal awards via FCC and USDA broadband programs, as well as through a strategic relationship with Microsoft as a partner in their Airband Initiative.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.
About Declaration Networks & NeuBeam
Declaration Networks Group is an award-winning company that designs, builds and operates local broadband networks which connect residential and business customers with its NeuBeam™ high-speed internet, voice, and other services.
The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 62. East wind around 8 mph. A chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight. Saturday will be showers, mainly after noon. High near 69 and a low around 60. East wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. High near 69 and low around 59.
Pine Lodge Steakhouse is celebrating Deep Creek’s 95th birthday with this specialty menu for TODAY and SATURDAY (dine-In):
The Official DCL 95th Birthday Party is Saturday at 12-noon.
Be sure to stop at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow from 10am – 1pm: To name a few items available for purchase, there are patty-pan squash, eggplant, a variety of tomatoes, and lots of kinds of peppers, including sweet banana peppers, poblanos, and jalapenos. Peaches, apples, and sweet corn. And, more zucchini!
Garrett County Public Schools has been awarded a grant from the Maryland State Office of Rural Broadband to provide hot spots for at-home, virtual learning. Please apply for a hot spot if you currently do not have internet access, or if you feel your internet access is not sufficient for virtual learning.
At Deep Creek Lake, largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found feeding in the shallower areas during the early morning and late evening hours near grass and shoreline structure….. A variety of topwater and soft plastic lures work well in these areas… Crankbaits, grubs, and jigs work well in the deeper water and whacky rigged worms flipped under docks can get a lazy bass to pick up a bait. Bluegill can be found hanging around docks, with yellow perch, walleye, and bass deep along grass edges. Crickets and worms work well for bluegills. Drifting live minnows is a good bet for working the deep grass edges.
The Maryland Department of Commerce announced a third round of emergency relief funding will soon be used to assist local 501(c)(6) nonprofits. Approved applicants can receive up to $10,000 in grant funding — applications will be available on the OneStop portal beginning August 17 and will be accepted through August 24 at 5pm.
The Office of the Attorney General has received information that businesses in Maryland have been receiving a letter entitled “2020 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” — this letter is a SCAM.
Regional Maryland colleges are joining together for a capital projects event.
The Breeding Bird Atlas of Maryland and the District of Columbia is a five-year project documenting local breeding bird populations. If you find a nest—whether it’s in the backyard or the backwoods—you can contribute to the project. Visit the department’s Breeding Bird Atlas website to learn how to get involved or to explore the data.
“Voting” for the third annual People’s Choice Challenge will begin on Monday! Stay tuned!
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the official Birthday Party for Deep Creek Lake on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from noon – 5 pm at the Garrett County Visitors Center, located at 15 Visitors Center Drive McHenry, MD 21541. The public is welcome to attend this free event which will include a ceremony from 12 pm – 1 pm featuring the below agenda of speakers representing federal, state and local elected officials and agencies. Face masks are required and capacity limitations will be in effect. Press are welcome to attend this event; please arrive shortly before 12 pm as the program will start promptly at that time.
OFFICIAL 95TH BIRTHDAY PARTY OF DEEP CREEK LAKE
Saturday, August 15, noon-1:00 p.m.
Visitors Center in McHenry
Welcome & Introductory Remarks:
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce – Patty Manown Mash, 95th Anniversary Chair
Title Sponsor Remarks – Nancy Adams, UPMC Western Maryland
Presentations by Dignitaries:
MD Department of Commerce – Secretary Kelly Schulz
MD Department of Natural Resources – Eric Null, DCL Lake Manager
Maryland Senator, District 1 – George Edwards
Maryland Delegate, District 1A – Wendell Beitzel
Garrett County Board of County Commissioners – Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh and Larry Tichnell
Office of U.S. Senator Ben Cardin – Robin Summerfield
Office of U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen – Nan Mann
Office of U.S. Representative David Trone – Andrew Donlon
Dedication of Time Capsule:
Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area – Patty Manown Mash
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce – Nicole Christian, President & CEO
Western Maryland’s three institutions of higher education are jointly hosting an event highlighting the state and local support they have received for new capital projects on each campus.
The three-part event will take place on Friday, August 28th, starting at Garrett College, which will host a 9 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony for its Community Education and Performing Arts Center. Frostburg State University will celebrate the groundbreaking for its Education and Health Sciences Building at 11:30 a.m. Allegany College of Maryland will follow at 3 p.m. by hosting a Western Maryland Corrections Institute (WCI) Training Center Construction Site Visit and Progress Update.
“Garrett, Frostburg and ACM work collaboratively on a wide range of initiatives,” said Dr. Richard Midcap, GC’s president. “This joint event is just the latest example of the way our institutions work together for the benefit of the community.”
“All three institutions benefit greatly from strong state and local capital support,” noted Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, FSU’s president. “These projects would not have been possible without that ongoing support.”
“Everyone benefits when institutions of higher education work together. Western Maryland is fortunate to have three institutions of higher education that work well together,” observed Dr. Cynthia Bambara, ACM’s president. “As presidents, Dr. Midcap, Dr. Nowaczyk and I meet regularly to discuss common challenges and partnership opportunities to better our region.”
The CEPAC will provide Garrett County – currently the only Maryland community college without a performing arts center – with a centrally located, community-focused facility. The project is a five-entity initiative with Garrett College, the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, Garrett County Public Schools, the Garrett County Arts Council and Garrett County Government all serving as founding partners.
FSU’s Education and Health Sciences Building, an $80 million project expected to open for fall 2022, will house programs in the College of Education and health professions. It will provide technologically based classrooms and state-of-the-art learning environments for teachers, educators, nurses, health professionals, and the growing fields of exercise and sport science and athletic training.
Funded through the State of Maryland and Allegany County, ACM is constructing a 9,700 square foot Western Correctional Institution Adaptive Community and Workforce Training Facility. Adjacent to the College’s Center for Continuing Education building, the new building will allow for the expansion of training and academies and courses for regional correctional officers and community members.
Construction will be completed by November 2020. The state-of-the-art building will house dedicated space for corrections training (a classroom, mat room, computer room, firearms classroom with bullpen, and two offices), an incident Command Center, and two ACM workforce development classrooms.
More than 2,500 community members will participate in trainings and courses within the new facility. The WCI Adaptive Community and Workforce Training Facility will also serve as a Command Center for North Branch Correctional Institution in the event of an emergency.
All three events are open to the public and will emphasize the use of face coverings and social distancing to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
The most up-to-date information on each institution’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), can be found online:
Garrett College – https://www.garrettcollege.edu/corona-virus.php
Allegany College of Maryland – https://www.allegany.edu/coronavirus
Frostburg State University – https://www.frostburg.edu/COVID-19
The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a low around 63. Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after 10am.
The Board of Garrett County Commissioners will not conduct a Public Meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 as previously announced. The next scheduled Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Crellin Assembly of God is holding their annual Biker’s Sunday event this Sunday, August 16. There will be a bike blessing and a pig roast. Contact Paster Russ Hauser for more information at 301-334-3867.
Today kicks off Deep Creek Lake’s 95th birthday celebration!
Stop by Double Oak Farms for your sweet corn fix! 🌽 The self-serve stand is open daylight to dark for $5/dozen, $20/bushel, and $.50/ear. Located at 3118 Bittinger Rd Swanton, Md 21561, across from Lees Corner Market.
The Garrett County Department of Economic Development has made COVID-related reopening signage available for printing.
There is still an opportunity to place your order with Lebanese Taverna for DELIVERY to DEEP CREEK — they will be stopping by tomorrow (Friday) with the orders. Details here.
Local law enforcement officers are planning a crackdown on speeding motorists and traffic violators in Oakland soon. Oakland City Police, along with the Sherriff’s Department and the Maryland State Police are being asked by the Mayor and Town Council of Oakland, MD to enforce the rules, regulations, and laws in place against those violating laws in and through Oakland.
Did you capture the sunset last evening? It was a spectacular view — here’s a photo from Brenda’s Pizzeria with no filter:
The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 76 and a low around 59. Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 77 and a low around 58. Sunday will be sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 62.
The Livestock Expo and Sale continues today and Saturday. Stop by to appreciate the hard work of the kids and don’t forget the delicious “fair” food!
The Ruth Enlow Library is hiring an Associate.
The most recent local COVID-19 update has the total count of positive cases at 51.
The next community testing opportunity in Garrett County is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot between the Health Department and Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland. This free testing will be without the need for an appointment or a doctor’s order.
The Barn at Lake Shore is a local VRBO (vacation rental by owner) that, unfortunately, won’t be renting for the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus. Everyone’s fingers crossed for 2021.
Lake Title, LLC is the newest addition to Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, a full-service Deep Creek Lake real estate and vacation rental company. Offering competitive rates, it is one more way that they are making transactions smoother for buyers and sellers.
Glazed and Confuzed Donuts is open from 7 am until 2 pm Thursday through Sunday in the summer! Here is their menu:
The fishing report from the MD DNR Deep Creek Lake, a mix of large yellow perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass can be found along deep grass edges by drifting minnows.
GCPS is pleased to announce that their JumpStart 20-21 summer program is now in full swing.
The Board of County Commissioners for Garrett County adopted a resolution to designate Garrett County as a Second Amendment Preservation County.
Take the “Create Your Own State Park” Summer Challenge to Turn Your Home into a State Park.
Library Associate – 40 hours per week with benefits at the Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland. Starting pay is $14.50/hr.
- Plans, publicizes and hosts programs and events under the direction of the Programming Supervisor.
- Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the public.
- Collects, compiles and organizes information and materials.
- Performs all of the duties of a Library Assistant as needed.
- Other duties as assigned or required.
- Integrity and conscientious character
- Ability to work with people of diverse needs and backgrounds
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong computer skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Flexibility and creativity in accomplishing tasks.
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Willingness to work evening and Saturday hours required
Education Level: Bachelor’s degree required. Successful applicant must apply to Library Associates Training Institute within 6 months of starting employment per COMAR §23-406. Previous library experience preferred.
Resume required. Applications are available at all public libraries in Garrett County. Deadline for applications and resumes is August 21, 2020.
The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 73 and a low around 60. A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm.
I have a chance to go golfing in Oakland today. This is the first I’ve been in a few years … wish me luck!
Thanks to Ren Nazareno for the sunrise photo this morning:
The Paycheck Protection Program application deadline is looming – August 8.
Remember to take your chances on the “Wine & Weekend Raffle!” (since this year’s Art & Wine Festival has gone virtual)
Due to the pandemic, the Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop (at Garrett Regional Medical Center) is remains closed to the public.
The Garrett County Farm Bureau is continuing the Livestock Expo and Sale this week at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. There were 100 market swine, 38 market lambs, 56 market beef, and 44 market goats registered to show and sell this week.
Also, several “fair food” booths are open:
Dairy Bar: Wednesday-Saturday 2pm – 8pm
Northern Garrett Athletics: Wednesday-Saturday 6am – 10pm
FIRST Robotics Team 1629 GaCo: Wednesday-Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11pm – completion of sale
Oakland Rotary French Fries: Wednesday-Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday 3pm – 11pm
Friendsville Library announces monthly Enrichment Packets with crafts and educational materials for enhanced learning opportunities for pre-school & school-age students. ALL STUDENTS MUST Register: Call 301-746-5663 or email Friensville.SRC@relib.net.
Our lake camera has a bird’s eye view of the lake this morning:
The weather today will be showers, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 9am; a high near 73 and a low around 63. Saturday will be a chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. High near 76 and a low around 66. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 62. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.
GLAF (the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival) is looking for your help and insights for the arts in Garrett County. Take their quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M7PBXYV
An update on the current local COVID-19 numbers is provided.
The National Main Street Center has announced a new grant program to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program will fund solutions from 5,000 to 15,000 that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts.
Maryland Governor Hogan has updated the order on face coverings; coverings are now required in all public spaces, indoor or outdoor, if social distancing cannnot be maintained.
A leaf vacuum has been added to our Online Marketplace. Just in time for the weekend!
The Music at Penn Alps season has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter, the organization explained “We have essentially no endowment and survive from generous contributions from our audience as well as government and arts organizations. When we ask for support..we need your help simply to survive!”
Maryland Department of Health has also issued a travel advisory, which takes effect immediately. This advisory strongly advises Marylanders against traveling to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher – currently Florida, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Idaho. Anyone traveling to Maryland from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results.
Read this week’s freshwater fishing report from the MD DNR.
We are happy to launch the 2020 People’s Choice Challenge! NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! This contest will celebrate what makes Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake, MD an awesome place! We also have a special announcement on how the voting will work this year! Stay tuned! 🙂
Remember to nominate your favorites across four categories:
NOTE: For any of our readers who make nominations this weekend (before Monday, August 3, 8am EST): you’ll be entered to win a free Deep Creek Lake, MD is My Happy Place t-shirt! We will draw 3 randomly selected winners from the pool of all nominations received by the deadline. We want to celebrate all that is great at Deep Creek Lake so make as many nominations as you’d like!
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that he is expanding the statewide masking order, and directing the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to issue a public health advisory for out-of-state travel. These changes are based on the state’s data-driven approach to win the fight against the coronavirus.
The expanded order takes effect Friday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m., and requires all Marylanders over the age of five to wear face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state. Face coverings will also be required in outdoor public areas, whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.
The expanded order continues to provide certain exceptions, including for medical conditions.
The travel advisory, which takes effect immediately, strongly advises Marylanders against traveling to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher – currently Florida, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, Nebraska, and Idaho. It advises Marylanders to postpone or cancel travel of any kind to these areas until their positivity rates decline. Anyone traveling to Maryland from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results.
The expanded face covering mandate now includes all of the following:
- Public transportation
- Indoors at any location where members of the public are generally permitted including, but not limited to:
- Religious Facilities
- Retail Establishments
- Foodservice Establishments
- Fitness Centers
- Gaming Facilities
- Indoor Recreation Establishments
- Personal Services Establishments
- Outdoors where unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals who are not members of their household
- Healthcare services including, but not limited to:
- Physician’s office
- Dentist’s office
- Working in any area where interaction with others is likely, including, but not limited to:
- Shared areas of commercial offices
- Where food is prepared or packaged
For more information on the Governor’s new order and the travel advisory visit bit.ly/md-gov-july. For other coronavirus questions call the COVID-19 hotline at 301-334-7689.
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received a positive COVID-19 result for one additional person, bringing the current county total to 45. The new positive COVID-19 case is an asymptomatic female in her 80s who is isolating at home.
The final results are in for the community COVID-19 testing held on July 17. The total tests administered were just under 530, with only 5 positive results. The Garrett County totals were 445 testes, with only one positive, whose case was reported in an earlier release. The additional 4 positives were not from Garrett County and were not added to the county total.
Garrett County participants made up 84% of the total, with Marylanders from outside of Garrett County making up 5%, West Virginia residents making up another 5%. The rest of the participants were from across the U.S.
During the Governor’s press conference on Wednesday, he reported some interesting statistics that have been discovered through contact tracing. The governor announced the following findings based on recent interviews conducted with COVID-19 patients and the activities they had participated in.
Of those who tested positive:
- 44% had recently attended family gatherings
- 23% attended house parties
- 21% attended outdoor events
Additional information for those who tested positive:
- 54% work outside the home
- 39% shopped at retail stores
- 23% ate inside at a restaurant
- 23% ate outside at a restaurant
Of those testing positive for COVID-19 and who work, these occupations were represented the most:
- 25% health care
- 23% people who work in offices, without direct contact with the public
- 13% people who work in jobs that deal directly with the public
- 12% restaurant and food service employees
“Wearing a mask is the single-best mitigation strategy that we have to fight the virus, and the science and the data are very clear,” Governor Hogan said. “It’s the best way to keep you and your family safe, to keep people out of the hospital, and to keep Maryland open for business.”
Future community COVID-19 testing dates are being planned and will be announced on the health department’s Facebook page and website, garretthealth.org. Anyone going to the Garrett Regional Medical Center for a COVID-19 test must have a physician’s orders and must go through the lab. Please do not go to the emergency room for testing unless you are sick enough to need emergency care.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.
I’m so sorry, dear readers! It looks like we had a glitch and the notes were not posted as timely as I had thought. I’ll make it up to you and have things posted EARLY tomorrow!
The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 82 and a low around 63. A chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers likely after 8pm.
Did you know it is illegal to kill a snake in the state of Maryland? It’s true! It’s a law on the books.
The Garrett County Board of Education has announced the upcoming school year will begin virtually on September 8th and run at least 9 weeks.
The Deep Creek Mountain Land Company is offering a mid-summer land sale!
Let’s pause a moment and have a proper sendoff for the legacy Deep Creek Times webcam …. this webcam has been located near the 219 bridge for over 20 years! Sadly, a tree fell (as seen in the photo below) and the camera has been taken offline for the last time. Check out our new camera view courtesy of Don Nemith Builders and M-TEK.
At its most recent meeting, the Garrett County Board of Education decided that student instruction for the first term of the 2020-21 school year, which begins Tuesday, September 8, will occur in a virtual format for students as our county and state continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the guidance provided by the Maryland State Department of Education, the opening plan is a modified “red model” and allows for both virtual instruction and for in-person instruction for small, special populations of students. Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) defines special populations as students qualifying for special education, 504 students, at-risk students and homeless or displaced students.
During last spring’s school building closure, GCPS gathered student, parent, and educator feedback and has worked to improve the virtual learning experience through the following enhancements:
- A single digital platform called Schoology for students and parents to access instruction, assignments, and educator feedback
- Strategies to focus on individual student needs
- Continued efforts to ensure that students have proper devices and can connect digitally
- Increased professional learning opportunities for educators to instruct effectively in a virtual environment
Superintendent Barbara Baker stressed to the parents, students, and the community that the goal is to return to in-person learning for all children as soon as possible. A fully virtual model will be available to all students for the entire school year. According to Baker, “The safety of our students and staff is our responsibility, and we are making every effort to ensure the best possible learning opportunities while keeping everyone safe.” Any students or staff that return to the schools will return with full safety protocols in place. Ms. Baker also reminded the public that while the state remains in Stage 2 of Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery, GCPS is not permitted by the MSDE to return to full time in-person learning.
The GCPS Recovery Plan and Reopening will be released this week and includes detailed plans for virtual learning in which students will access learning online instead of face to face in the school building. They will engage in a combination of real-time virtual instruction, instruction on a more individualized schedule, and completion of assigned tasks. In addition to teachers and school counselors, additional personnel will provide learning support to students and parents.
GCPS is committed to instructing students in a virtual environment and looks forward to further preparations for a safe and productive 2020-21 school year. We will continue to provide more details in the coming days, including a request for families to enroll their students this school year in a learning model that best suits their children’s needs.
The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; a high near 76 and a low around 62. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 82 and a low of 63. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 82 and a low around 64.
The state fire codes are now available online.
The Maryland State Department of Education invites live public comments in future meetings of the Maryland State Board of Education beginning with the next virtual meeting scheduled Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
AT&T Adds 40 New 5G Markets, Goes Nationwide – including Garrett County.
Maryland legislature passed over 600 pieces of legislation, many of which relate to employment issues, that will take effect on October 1, 2020.
Maryland DNR offers a weekly fishing report — check it out — and you can submit your photos to the Maryland Angler’s Log. The Log provides fishing hints, suggestions and even prime fishing locations.
Maryland Public Television is sharing summer fun ideas of playful activities and simple crafts to do with kids.
At a special meeting and public hearing held on June 22nd, 2020 the Mayor and Town Council of Oakland, MD reviewed several written notices from persons interested in filling a vacant seat on the Town Council — the Council appointed Colleen Nordeck to fill the vacancy.
Did you now responding to the census is the law? Counting every person living in the United States is done every ten years following Article 1, Section 2 in the Constitution.
Teach your dog new tricks with Skyhoundz – today at 4:30 at the Lion’s field!
Tomorrow Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is open from 10am – 1pm.
The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area’s Mini Grant Program is now accepting applications. The mini-grant program is a one to one cash or in-kind matching grant for up to $2,000.00 designed to provide funding for non-capital projects including innovative exhibits, tours, events, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Heritage Area’s Management Plan. These include: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, and Cultural Uniqueness.
“We are pleased to once again offer the mini-grant program to the local community”, said Kim Folk, Heritage Area & Groups Director. “These projects will help foster heritage tourism and boost awareness for our residents.”
Projects should seek to attract cultural and heritage tourists to the region. Non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible. Individuals and businesses with proposals fitting the guidelines may apply in partnership with non-profit organizations. Applications and guidelines are available online at www.garrettheritage.com. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2020 by 4:00pm.
An online informational meeting will be held via Zoom for anyone interested in learning more about the program on Thursday, August 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m. You must register to receive a link for the meeting. Register at https://bit.ly/3fNBbmA or contact Kim Folk, email@example.com or 301-387-5238 for more information or to find out how your project fits the criteria.
The Mini-Grant Program is funded in part by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.