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.

County Commissioners Public Meeting

The Board of Garrett County Commissioners Public Meeting will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Meeting will also be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/
Agenda Session Times are Approximate

The Board of County Commissioners may close a portion of this public meeting and move into Executive Session to comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicial requirement that may prevent public disclosure about a particular proceeding or matter

*To comment on agenda items – please send them to comments@garrettcounty.org

  • 3:00 Administrative Session

Mr. Null will review a number of administrative and managerial matters under his authority and jurisdiction with the Board of County Commissioners

  • 4:00 Call to Order of Public Session, Invocation, and Pledge of Allegiance

County Administrator – Additions/Deletions to Public Meeting Agenda

Approval of Public, Administrative, and Executive Meeting Minutes

  • 4:05 Arbor Day in Garrett County Recognition – Proclamation and Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners
  • 4:10 Recognition: Maryland Young Women Leaders Award Recipient – Sara Huelskamp
  • 4:15 Resolution Approval and Execution – 2022 Garrett County Tax Sale Date & Time
  • 4:20 Garrett County Purchasing Department

Bid Awards:

  1. Avilton Community Association Sidewalk Construction – Bid #22–0310
  2. Deep Creek Lake WWTP Office Building Roof & Gutter Replacement – Bid#22–0303

PUBLIC COMMENTARY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

  • 4:30 Garrett County Board of Education – Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Presentation

Public Issues or concerns that are to be presented to the Board of Garrett County Commissioners during any Public Meeting should be scheduled with Carol A. Riley–Alexander, Executive Assistant to the Board of County Commissioners/County Administrator.

New Trail Construction in Fork Run in 2022

Garrett Trails is fully funded through an MDOT Recreational Trails Program grant and match from the Community Trust Foundation, and is close to wrapping up NEPA reviews! This winter, Garrett Trails will move to procurement for a contractor to build 1.2 miles of new single track connecting the Beige Trail in the Fork Run Recreation Area to Wisp Resort and ASCI. Additional funding has been secured for signage upgrades at the Shingle Camp Road trailhead and throughout the trail system.

Hardesty’s Hardware New Ownership

The Hardesty’s Hardware family would like to express their gratitude for your support through the years. It has been a pleasure to serve you, friends and neighbors, for decades. Effective January 1, 2022, the business will be under new ownership and will be operated as Chestnut Ridge Home and Hardware. You will continue to see the familiar faces and quality products that have always been a part of your local shopping experience. Sending a heartfelt thanks to you and wishing you all the best in the New Year.

Wednesday December 8

The weather today will be cloudy. There is a slight chance of snow in the morning, then a chance of snow in the afternoon with little or no snow accumulation—highs in the mid 30s and a low of 23. Southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph, becoming west of 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 40%.

Yay, snow! Wisp Resort’s mountain report shows 1″ of snow overnight.

Here’s a good reminder of the 10 Christmas plants that are toxic to pets.

The Red Cross reports there is a shortage of blood available in the area and the December drive schedule can be found here. If you plan to make a donation, there is a limited edition long-sleeve t-shirt available.

If you have been laid off or are you looking to start a new career, meet with a Career Counselor at Grantsville Library today from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for guidance.

Every Wednesday is Locals Night at Alpine Lake Resort. Half-off apps and $1.00 off draft beer from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Join the Lego Club as they meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Kitzmiller Library. 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.

The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library is happening today at 5:30 PM on Zoom. A group of volunteers is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Ruth Enlow Library in the community. New members are always welcome!

Oakland Church of the Nazarene continues the dinner and discussion at 5:30 PM today. It will focus on the discipleship time reflecting on Advent and using the resource “Come Peasant, King” provided this Advent season.

 

Children’s Christmas Activity at B&O Museum

The Oakland B&O Museum will be part of a Great Small Town Christmas this year on Saturday, December 11th, and Saturday, December 18th, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Oakland A&E District. This is for children ages 4-9. The event is free, but donations are always appreciated. The children are invited to come in their pajamas. They will take part in a craft, have cookies, get to see Santa, and get a treat bag.

There is limited space for this event. Please call Nicole McCullough at 301-334-2691 to make a reservation. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

We invite the parents to tour the station and enjoy some treats for yourself while your children are in the North Pole (classroom). This will be an experience your child will never forget!!!

Anti-Racist Appalachia Pod

Anti-Racist Appalachia is a volunteer network and social justice club that seeks to combat racism in Appalachia through community education and mutual aid. It is based in Garrett County, MD, but many of the events are held virtually.

Children’s Christmas Activity at B&O Museum

The Oakland B&O Museum will be part of a Great Small Town Christmas this year on Saturday, December 11th, and Saturday, December 18th, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. This is for children ages 4-9.

The event is free, but donations are always appreciated.

The children are invited to come in their pajamas. They will take part in a craft, have cookies, get to see Santa, and get a treat bag.

There is limited space for this event. Please call Nicole McCullough at 301-334-2691 to make a reservation. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

We invite the parents to tour the station and enjoy some treats for themselves while their children are in the North Pole (classroom). This will be an experience your child will never forget!!!

House of Hope Hosts 43rd Annual Drive

The House of Hope Food Drive is celebrating its 43rd year! Started in 1978 by Chuck Nolan, the food drive has raised roughly $65,000 in donations and over 80 pickup loads of food. Chuck Nolan is a veteran, retired police officer, and volunteer firefighter who continues to be the driving force behind the food drive.

The annual drive will take place on Saturday, December 4th, from 9:00 AM-noon as part of the “Great Small Town Christmas” festivities downtown. To contribute to this worthy cause, bring your cash donations to Second Street. Due to COVID, the House of Hope will only be accepting cash donations at this time.

The House of Hope is not an agency but is best described as “a network of concern” whose members cooperate to reach out to others when there is a serious need. The resources of the House of Hope are primarily directed to short-term emergency situations, where quick response and flexibility are critical. It is a non-denominational, non-profit “network of concern” particular to Garrett County. The House of Hope can assist with food, clothes, accommodations, bills, or other specific needs. As described by Mr. Nolan, “It was designed to help those that are falling through the cracks of life.”

For additional information about donating, please call Nicole at Oakland City Hall at 301-334-2691.