Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog March 21

March 21, 2023: Tonight’s Public Meeting will feature the fiscal year 2024 budget presentations from the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department, Garrett County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County. It’s worth listening in to hear the details behind the proposed figures. If you can’t make it in person, the public meeting of the Board of County Commissioners be live-streamed on their Facebook page.

The weather today will be sunny in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s and a low of 34. Southwest winds of around 5 to 10 mph.

The American Red Cross needs blood donations year-round, including during seasonal changes. Donors are important to prevent blood shortages, especially this month. Donors in March can receive a $10 Visa Prepaid Card and a chance to win a $3,000 Visa Prepaid Card.

State law requires that all public schools in Maryland survey students about school climate — this is the MARYLAND SCHOOL SURVEY. The purpose of the survey is to gain valuable information about the quality and character of each school’s learning environment so that schools can promote a climate that supports student learning.

There’s a new report looking at the recent impact of inflation on credit card reliance in the U.S. While inflation might have finally reached its peak, many Americans continue to struggle with high prices. The analysis found that 35.5% of adults in Maryland relied on credit cards to meet their spending needs, and 18.0% have increased their credit card usage due to recent price increases.

Join today for a Dough Rai$er event in support of Team 1629 Garrett Coalition – GaCo by making plans to attend. Simply show up, enjoy your meal, and don’t forget to present this coupon (either printed or on your phone) to your server to ensure that your contribution is properly credited.

Hey kids! Here’s a learning adventure that takes you beyond the classroom walls! Come join the squad today at Grantsville Senior Center for Learning Beyond the Classroom!

Be sure to take a look at Ruth Enlow Library’s program schedule for Children’s Story Time.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet or improve your skills? Join the Friendsville Library today for a fun and friendly time of crocheting and camaraderie! All levels are welcome, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter.


Garrett Family Medicine Offers Primary Care for All Ages, Accepting New Patients

Garrett Family Medicine, one of two primary care clinics operated by Garrett Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce it is accepting new patients. Located at 69 Wolf Acres Drive in the same building that formerly housed Dr. Daniel Miller’s practice, Garrett Family Medicine provides comprehensive primary care services for the entire family.

Garrett Family Medicine is staffed with two certified registered nurse practitioners – Brooklyn J. Ayersman and Clarice Tannebaum. Providing compassionate care in a welcoming atmosphere remains a top priority for the clinic.

“We provide our patients with a family-friendly atmosphere through quick and reliable care,” stated Ayersman, who has enjoyed serving the Garrett County community and the surrounding area since the clinic opened in August 2020. “As a family nurse practitioner, I have the versatility to provide comprehensive care to patients throughout their lives.”

Ayersman has been a family nurse practitioner since 2017 and a nurse since 2008. A native of West Virginia, she graduated from Walden University, receiving a Master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner after receiving her Bachelor‘s of Science in nursing from West Virginia University.

“We are a patient-centered clinic where we value our patient’s opinions and specific needs,” said Clarice Tannebaum, who joined the clinic in 2021. “We follow a shared decision-making approach in providing the best quality care for our patients.”

Prior to arriving at Garrett Family Medicine, Tannebaum worked at Chautauqua Center, a multidisciplinary federally qualified health clinic in New York providing comprehensive primary care to underserved populations.

As a primary care clinic, Garrett Family Medicine provides all members of the family with the following care services: health prevention and disease management, family medicine, biometric/annual wellness screenings, the treatment of common illnesses and chronic conditions, CDL/DOT physicals and sports physicals, drug and alcohol testing, well-child care, health promotion, and vaccinations. Blood draws for labs can also be done onsite.

Garrett Family Medicine offers same-day appointments to patients. Appointment hours are Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN. To schedule an appointment with Garrett Family Medicine, contact 301-533-2929.

For more information on Garrett Regional Medical Center, visit

Maryland’s 2023 Primitive Deer Hunt Runs February 1-3

Photo by Brendan Wolf submitted to the 2019 Maryland DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the state’s Primitive Deer Hunt will be open Feb. 1-3 statewide. Hunters with a valid hunting license, or those exempt from the hunting license requirement, may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer during these days.

Primitive hunting devices are defined as longbows, recurve bows, flintlocks, or sidelock percussion muzzleloaders. Hunters may not use compound bows, crossbows, draw locks, and telescopic or other electronic aiming devices. However, fiber optic sights are permitted on otherwise legal primitive bows or muzzleloaders.

Any deer harvested during the Primitive Hunt Days count against the hunter’s 2022-23 archery or muzzleloader bag limit for antlered and antlerless deer. An exception is in Region A, where hunters may harvest one antlerless deer that will not count against their existing archery or muzzleloader bag limits.

Hunters are encouraged to consult the Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping for more information on the Primitive Deer Hunt and other deer hunting regulations.

“The Primitive Deer Hunt is a unique opportunity for hunters to challenge themselves to harvest a deer using the traditional methods of the past,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “The February hunting season provides avid deer hunters one last chance to experience Maryland’s great outdoors this winter.”

During the Primitive Deer Hunt days, Maryland requires deer hunters and their companions to wear daylight fluorescent orange or pink in one of the following manners: a cap of solid fluorescent color, a vest or jacket containing back and front panels of at least 250 square inches of fluorescent color, or an outer garment of camouflage daylight fluorescent color above the waist and containing at least 50 percent daylight fluorescent color.

Hunters should carefully inspect all tree stands and always wear a full-body safety harness while in the stand and while climbing in or out. The department strongly recommends using a sliding knot, commonly known as a prusik knot, attached to a line that is secured above the stand that allows the hunter to be safely tethered to the tree as soon as they leave the ground.

Hunters are encouraged to help others by donating deer taken in Maryland. A state tax credit offers hunters an incentive for donated deer. Other local or state programs are also available; hunters should check with their deer processors.

Youth Day Mentored Waterfowl Hunt – 2023 Mentee Application

The Youth Day Mentored Waterfowl Hunt is intended to give youth hunters an opportunity to hunt waterfowl under the guidance of experienced mentors. For this event, only hunters ages 11-16 years old will be eligible. Space is limited, and participants will be selected via lottery. You will be notified via phone and email if you have been selected for the hunt by January 20, 2023. (Please note: only those selected will be notified)

This event is brought to you by a partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Sportsmen’s Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and Delta Waterfowl.

No experience is necessary to participate in this event, including Hunter Education or a current hunting license. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers an Apprentice Hunting License, which can be obtained and used for one hunting season. All applications will be reviewed for acceptance into the program.

If selected, once notified, you will be required to obtain a valid Maryland Hunting License or Apprentice License within 3 days of acceptance into the program, as well as appropriate stamps. Youth hunters, including those possessing an apprentice license, must purchase a Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp but do not need to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp if under 16 years of age.

There is no cost to participate in this event!

Location: Properties throughout Maryland (mainly Eastern, Southern, and Central parts of the state)

*Important Dates*
Application Deadline: January 18, 2023
Acceptance Notification: January 20, 2023
Hunt Date: February 4, 2023

Reflection House

As a 12-month, Level 2 residential recovery program, Reflection House provides addiction counseling services and linkages to health and behavioral health services to women with substance use disorder in Western Maryland.

Deep Creek Farmers Market

Deep Creek Farmers Market had its grand opening last May 27! This is more than “just a market,” it’s an experience! Come on out for high-quality local food vendors, prepared food, family-friendly events, handmade crafts & one-of-a-kind products. There’s sure to be something for the whole family! Open Friday evenings from 3:00 – 7:00 PM, every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Casselman Market Opening

We are happy to announce that the Casselman Market is officially open! The hours of operation are 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday thru Saturday. Make sure to stop by for our budget-friendly grocery prices and to grab one of your Casselman favorites like cinnamon rolls, sweetbreads, apple butter, and pies!

Arrowhead Market New Hours

Until further notice, the Arrowhead Market will be closed Monday – Thursday from 11:59 PM until 6:00 AM. The market will continue 24-hour operation from 6:00 AM Friday through 11:59 PM on Monday.