Wednesday September 22

The weather will be showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then showers between 8am and 11am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 71 and a low around 49. Southeast wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Garrett County’s current COVID-19 case rate is increasing rapidly. The county statistics are dismal compared to the state numbers – the second highest case rate, second only to Allegany County, the highest positivity rate, and the lowest vaccination rate. “Most of the counties in Maryland are seeing a COVID-19 plateau, except in counties with low vaccination rates,” said Dr. Jennifer Corder, Deputy Health Officer for Garrett and Allegany Counties. “We can expect to see this trend continue until most of the population is either vaccinated or acquires immunity.”

The Maryland Mentored Hunt Program aims to teach first-time hunters and lapsed hunters a new set of skills, whether it be hunting techniques or how to hunt specific species.

Locally, a Mentored Pheasant Hunt event takes place in Friendsville, MD on November 6 or 7, 2021. This event is designed to be an introduction to pheasant hunting for youth, new and lapsed hunters (13 and older). Selected participants will need to provide their own shotgun or inform staff that they need to borrow a shotgun prior to the event.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced it has eliminated the day-use fee for riding the St. John’s Rock off-road vehicle (ORV) trail at Savage River State Forest, saving trail users $9 per rider and also removing the need for advance registration.

Bridge inspections will be taking place on the referenced locations and dates below and will impact the following County roadways from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

–Wednesday, September 22 Oakland – Sang Run Road over Deep Creek
–Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23 – Glendale Road and State Park Road
–Thursday, September 23 – Sang Run Road over Youghiogheny River

Today from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm the Mountain Fresh Summer Farmers Markets continue. The Mountain Fresh Producers Association is a non-profit group of farmers, artisans, cooks, and bakers holding a regular market in the Oakland town parking lot.

An online event: Employment Scams Are on the Rise: See the #1 Riskiest Scam According to Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland today from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

At 4:30 pm, it’s the STEAM KIDS event at the Ruth Enlow Library – Kitzmiller.

Plan to listen to the live music of fan-favorite Paul Burger in the Alpine Lake Resort Lakers Lounge tomorrow from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. No cover charge.


Tuesday September 21

Tuesday September 21

The weather today will be showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 70 and a low around 60. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Maryland Restaurant Week is back for its second year! For ten days, all Maryland restaurants are invited to come together to celebrate and support their industry. Ledo Pizza in Deep Creek is participating and offering a Football Deal! 18” 2-Topping Ledo Pizza + Large order of Cheesy Garlic Bread (8pcs) + ½ lb of Boneless Wings for $34.99 +tax!

Did you know? Since August of 2020, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has conducted 64 different hunting seasons covering a variety of animals, seasons, and locations.

Harmless to humans but deadly to many Maryland plants, the spotted lanternfly is an invasive species. If you see something that looks like a spotted lanternfly in Maryland, take a picture and send it to or call 410- 841-5920. If you can, try to catch the bug, place it in a bag, and freeze it.

Deep Creek Lake’s first-ever National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) mountain bike event is this weekend! This event is not a timed race but an opportunity for Maryland student-athletes to do an incredibly scenic and rewarding trail ride with their teams, on terrain that is probably unlike anything they’ve ridden before. This will be Mountain biking with a capital “M”!

The race directors are looking for volunteers! Parking attendants, course crossing guards, shuttle attendants, and scoring assistants are just a few of the jobs available. Sign up to volunteer for this weekend’s event here.

As a reminder, the Maryland Department of Education has instated a masking requirement for all Maryland Public Schools.

The Garrett County Board of Education will meet in Executive Session on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. for the sole purpose of conducting a mid-year review of the Superintendent’s Action Plan 2021. The Executive Session will be held virtually and is closed to the public.

A national photography contest was just announced: all kids in grades K-12 are invited to submit a photo to convey, “What Makes Your Hometown Special?”. At least two winners will be selected from each grade level and have their photo published and receive a $150 Amazon gift card.

Join Deep Creek Watershed Foundation at the Red Barn Inn & Events for “Broadway in the Barn!” There will be three wonderful singers/musicians who have all worked in NYC to perform a selection of Broadway favorites.

Today from 10:30 am – 11:00 am is Children’s Story Time in Kitzmiller.

Also, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm is the Young Readers’ Book Club in Oakland.

Tonight, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, is the Let’s Talk About the Climate Crisis (Online) event.


Monday September 20

Monday September 20

The weather today will be patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 73 and a low around 56. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Maryland Governor Hogan has ordered state flags lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the more than 10,000 Marylanders who have died of COVID or its complications.

The Business Listening Session that was scheduled for today, September 20th at Ace’s Run has been postponed.

Speaking of that listening session, here’s a chart showing staff shortages across US industries:

There are 10.9 million job openings as of the latest count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the highest number ever recorded.

Watch the sky! This year, the Harvest Moon appears Monday, September 20—just two days prior to the autumnal equinox.

Check out the Learning Beyond the Classroom Fall Schedule at Friendsville Park today from 9:30 am – 11 am.

Bring a chair and whatever you happen to be reading to this weekly outdoor book group at the Kitzmiller Library from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Take a walk around the town of Oakland while experimenting with photo taking and have a chance to meet new people and see Oakland in a new way at the Photowalk event from 6 to 7pm tonight.


Friday September 17, Saturday September 18, Sunday September 19

Friday September 17, Saturday September 18, Sunday September 19

The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a low of 59. Saturday will be isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76 and a low around 56. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 75 and a low around 58. Light northeast wind.

Some new events were added to the Autumn Glory schedule and another event has been cancelled. With great disappointment, the Town of Oakland and GOBA have cancelled the 2021 Maryland State Banjo, Fiddle, and Mandolin Championships.

Swing by 6438 rock lodge rd and check out the Petunia Patch cart — It’s finally tomato season in the “tundra”! Next week will have lots of flowers, tomatoes, winter squash, pumpkins and more.

Funds are still available in the Online Sales & Telework Assistance COVID-19 Relief Grant program.  Approved applicants may receive up to $7,500 in grant funding for eligible expenses incurred. Grant funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

A business listening session regarding the nationwide workforce shortage issues and a lack of affordable workforce housing is being held on September 20 from 9:00am at Ace’s Run Restaurant and Pub.

Here’s the first Maryland Fall Foliage Report for 2021, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Fall has not yet begun in Maryland and many trees across the state are still a bit bashful about revealing their fall finest before the season officially kicks off September 22.

Some state park events are the History of the Scarecrow, Garden Tours, Aviary Tour, Hayrides, Brant Mine Hike, Tracking and Stalking, Dutch Oven Cooking Demos, Herp Hike, A Park of Champions, and a Bird Walk.

Check out our events calendar for the complete schedule but here are a few items of note:

The 2021 FSU Appalachian Festival is this weekend.

The Garrett County Rabies Program continues tonight at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and tomorrow at 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

The Crossroads Birthday Bash is tonight at 6:00 pm.

Live music continues this weekend! Janice Ray & John Hinebaugh at MoonShadow, The Masons at Sipside Lounge, Kelly Lynott at Sipside Lounge, and Deep Blue Railroad at MoonShadow.

The Deep Creek Lake Property Owners General Membership Meeting will be at Garrett 8 Cinemas at 8:30am tomorrow, September 18.

Tomorrow from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm is Friendsville Fun Day. Swing by the Friendsville Library on the first and third Saturdays of each month to enjoy hours of fun for all ages!

The southern home football game is tomorrow, September 18, at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. (the home game vs. Fort Hill is held on Saturday since there are no lights on the new turf field yet).

Alpine Lake Resort’s Oktoberfest event is noon to dusk! Come one come all! Open to the public! Located at ALR boathouse. No admission fee, just $ for delicious food and drink!


Thursday September 16

Thursday September 16

The weather today will be isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 60. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Note Garrett County Humanity for Humanity Silent/Live Auction “Dessert” event is on October 9th from 1-3pm at the Lions Pavilion at Glades Park (Liberty Street). Desserts are served from all your favorite restaurants and many items — including tools, construction material, home decor, furntiure, art works, gift certificates and more — available for the auction!

The Southern Garrett Bass Slayers participated in a conservation project with the Deep Creek Lake Management building concrete Reef Balls to submerge in the lake to create fish habitat. Thanks to slayers Aryeh Harvey, Clinton Harvey, Allen Keefer and Mark Keefer for their hard work and special thanks to former Bass Slayer Quinn Iden (now works for lake management) and his co-worker Matt Jones for including them in this project.

Mary Callis, executive director of the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College (PAC), briefed the chamber’s marketing roundtable group on PAC progress.

Keep checking in with us on the status of the annual Autumn Glory Festival. Things are changing quickly but we’ll do our best to keep this page updated!

Garrett County Rabies Program continues today

Ronnie Burroughs at MoonShadow.

Make plans to enjoy Paul Burger and friends in the Lakers Lounge.

Mountain State Brewing Co.: Team Trivia.

2021 FSU Appalachian Festival!

Genealogy Workshop.


Wednesday September 15

Wednesday September 15

The weather today will be isolated showers and thunderstorms with some of the storms producing small hail and gusty winds. Otherwise, partly sunny. with a high near 76 and a low around 59. Patchy fog after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Another reminder! The Town of Oakland has extended the deadline for Autumn Glory Parade float applications to Friday, September 17th, 2021. Please visit this link for an application.

Maryland DNR is offering its annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp contest again, which is open to residents and nonresidents until November 5, 2021. The winning entry will appear on the 2022-2023 Migratory Game Bird Stamp required to hunt migratory game birds in Maryland.

There is a Pump Track Supporters’ meeting Thursday Sept 23 @6pm @ the McHenry Community Park pavilion Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club Just to touch base on what’s going on with funding and construction plans.

Garrett County’s Planning & Land Management Department is updating the Land Preservation and Recreation Plan and is seeking public input through an online survey. They are looking to gather public feedback on the outdoor recreation demands, identify improvements, and establish priorities for the future development of parks, facilities, programs, and services within the community.

A shout out to Kelly McDowell for sharing this photo of “Lucy loving lake life” with us!

Stop by Cashmere Clothing Co. for Want It Wednesday!

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is today from 10am – 1pm.

The Ruth Enlow Library is offering a new Homeschool Series. Today’s event is on Monarch Butterflies in Grantsville.

The Garrett County Rabies Program continues today from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Maryland’s Early Teal Season opens tomorrow September 16 and runs through September 30, 2021.

Tuesday September 14

Tuesday September 14

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 61. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

I have one of these shirts customized shirts available! Who wants a one of a kind?! I have the gray and it can go out todau — size Large for $30.

Neighboring Preston County Schools (Preston County, WV) are closing schools and going to remote learning effective today September 14th. At this time, students are scheduled to return to school on Monday, September 27th. All sports and extra-curricular activities are cancelled.

The 2021 Fall Garrett College Continuing Education booklets are available now.

Check out this ad from Visit Deep Creek!

vaccines are available at the Oakland Health Department offices.

September 14 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am Playgroup: The Garrett County Judy Center Early Learning Hub (Broad Ford Elementary) and check out tomorrow’s group at the same time at the Grantsville Elementary Community Room.

September 14 from 10:30 am – 11:00 am is Children’s Story Time in Kitzmiller.

September 14 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Garrett County Rabies Program continues.

Make your way out for the Group Bike Ride at 5:30pm. The weather looks great for this evening!


Monday September 13

Monday September 13

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 75 and a low around 61. West wind 10 to 13 mph.

Here’s an interview with nearby Terra Alta, WV resident Tony Amato discussing his role in September 11th recovery efforts.

Special shout-out to loyal DCT reader Coby! Nice meeting you on Saturday!

The Senior Health & Fitness Club at The CARC just announced two new classes this week! Included in the regular $20/month membership, Senior Strength Training will start, today, Monday & Wednesday at 11:15 and Hanna Somatics will start Wednesday at 10am.

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. after which time the Board of Education will meet in executive session until 5:50 p.m. The Board of Education will reconvene for public session from 6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.

The Maryland Department of Planning has added a map submission portal, which includes adjusted 2020 Census data. Map submissions will be reviewed by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission prior to their drawing of the maps if received by Friday, September 24 at noon. Listening sessions will also be held this evening and tomorrow evening at 6pm. Additional submissions after the Citizens Commission has drawn their maps will also be accepted during the Round 3 meetings in October.

The Small Grants, Big Impact! Program is designed to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support Maryland State Parks and their community-based programs. Through its Small Grants program the nonprofit provides $1,000 grants to state parks to help them achieve their mission.

Nearby West Virginia is experiencing a coronavirus surge — Dr. Clay Marsh says “the delta variant has entered that explosive growth phase” and even after the surge levels off, it will have left behind devastating results. Last Wednesday’s positivity rate in the state was nearly 18-percent of all tests administered. There are now more that 22-thousand active cases, which is a far cry from the fewer than one thousand the state reported just 60 days ago.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer has opened statewide and continues through Jan. 31, 2022. Archers may also use vertical longbows and vertical recurve bows Feb. 1-3, 2022 during the second annual Primitive Deer Hunt Days.

Tonight at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm is the Garrett County Rabies Program. Garrett County experienced four cases of laboratory-confirmed rabies in 2020. Protect your pets and your family from the threat of this disease by bringing your dogs, cats, and ferrets to receive a rabies shot for $5.

Also, today September 13 at 5:30 pm is the first of two Homebuyer Program Workshops.


Friday September 10, Saturday September 11, Sunday September 12

Friday September 10, Saturday September 11, Sunday September 12

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 66 and a low around 48. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday will be patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 73 and a low of 56. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Sunday will be sunny with a high near 78 and a low of 60. West wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Large numbers of birds are predicted to be migrating over Garrett County tonight and this weekend!

This year we commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Life changed that day and we remember and honor each of the fallen heroes. Within a short drive from Deep Creek Lake, you can visit the Flight 93 Memorial. This weekend, chalk artists have gathered to complete 40 portraits of the passengers and crew members of Flight 93.

Normally Deep Creek Lavender Farm is closed by this time, but they decided to extend the season! They are open every Saturday, 10-4pm through Oct 16th. Stop by to see some of the lavender set a small second bloom, and of course, shop for all of your favorite lavender products in the lovely farm store.

We have heard the official word. The Autumn Glory Grand Feature parade is ON (organized by the Town of Oakland) and they have extended the float application deadline.

Hospice of Garrett County posted that they compose a list of paid caregivers that are available to provide in-home care throughout our community, and currently there is a greater need than normal. If you are interested in being added to that list, please contact Hospice of Garrett County at

September 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm vaccines are available in Grantsville.

September 10 is Pine Lodge Steakhouse’s annual wine pairing dinner. Check it out.

September 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm is the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival kick-off!

Thursday September 9

Thursday September 9

The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 48. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Trout’s House Seafood has updated hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm!

The Civic Club of Oakland is holding a Dough Rai$er today at Deep Creek UNO. UNO’s will donate up to 20 percent of your check to the Civic Club — just present your server with the attached coupon. Good for LUNCH, DINNER, or CARRY OUT.

Read about September Garrett County Skies: Note, on September 11, the moon will appear near the planet Saturn in the western evening sky. September 13 is also the evening when the moon appears half full (like a ‘D’). Along the moon’s East edge, the sun there is rising, lighting up the raised rims of the craters. The evenings of September 12-14 are best for observing the moon’s craters with a telescope.

Are you planning to attend the Building Hope Dinner Auction on October 9th? This fun-filled evening will have great food, decadent desserts, live and silent auctions. Due to assistance from gracious sponsors, the event will be held OUTSIDE at the Lion’s Pavilion at Glades Park (Liberty Street) on October 9th from 1-3pm.

Did you see the 1994 Cobalt recently listed in our online marketplace?

Deep Creek Lake is a manmade impoundment that is Maryland’s largest body of freshwater. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources manages the lake, shoreline, and adjacent Natural Resource Management Area and State Park. The Maryland Department of the Environment manages the water level and lake bottom. Brookfield Renewable owns and operates the hydroelectric dam, construction of which formed the lake in the 1920s. Garrett County manages the lake’s 40,000-acre watershed.

MD DNR secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio recently provided numerous updates to the activities at Deep Creek Lake, including:

  • The State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, approved by Governor Hogan in 2018, provides $1 million a year for three years for state-owned lakes including Deep Creek Lake. This money has supported invasive hydrilla control, fish habitat installation, shoreline erosion control, and dredging.
  • The Deep Creek Lake Launch Steward Program, a cooperative effort between Garrett College’s Natural Resource and Wildlife Technology program and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Stewards conduct voluntary boat inspections and educate the public about aquatic invasive species. Since 2016, the Stewards intercepted 29 vessels that carried aquatic invasive species, including zebra mussels, a species found in other nearby waters, thwarting their expansion into Deep Creek Lake.

Garrett County Schools will continue to use Schoology resources to support instruction.

Today at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm is the Adult Book Club in Accident. And, at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm is the Ruth Enlow Library: Board of Trustees Meeting in Kitzmiller.

Live music tonight is a dinner show at 6 pm is Pronoia .4 and at 8:00 pm Greg Short and Friends — both at MoonShadow.

Also, on September 9 at 7:00 pm The Oakland (MD) Old-Time Jam where musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, etc., and play old-time Appalachian tunes at Our Town Theatre.


Wednesday September 8

Wednesday September 8

The weather today will be a slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Increasing clouds, with a high near 76 and a low of 55. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

As Garrett County Public School gets underway this week, this means that motorists will again be sharing the road with the school buses. If a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing motorists meeting or overtaking the bus are required to stop at least 20 feet from the bus in either direction. The only exception is when there is a physical barrier dividing a four-lane roadway, then only vehicles following the bus are required to stop.

Here’s info on what’s at the Mountain Frest Farmers Market this week! Also, the recipes from their 2019 (and 2018) (and 2017) (and 2016) newsletters have been compiled into a downloadable booklet format. You can print these off to make a handy guide or even as a gift for a friend.

It’s not too late to register to attend this year’s Leadership Garrett County, a program developed and managed by Garrett College in partnership with the Garrett County Department of Business Development. Hear from local dignitaries, travel to and learn about local institutions, participate in lectures, and network with other emerging leaders in the class. The class meets monthly.

Texas Eastern Transmission will be performing maintenance, replacement and repair work to pipes and casings on Buffalo Run Road in Garrett County.  This work will close the road beginning Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12 p.m. and will continue through Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The 17th annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, benefiting HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) is this weekend! Featuring beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines to taste from Maryland and national wineries, a lounge to watch college football games and purchase beer on tap, a cigar bar, live entertainment, food, silent auction, wine store, wine pairing dinners, lodging packages and more! The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Committee is requiring all vendors, sponsors, wine reps, volunteers, and committee members to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be provided at each table, and the booth spaces will be spaced further apart than normal. We recommend that in between tastings to wear a mask. Disposable masks will be available (while supplies last). Things will be a bit different this year, but the fun will remain the same! Thank you for your support and patience!

NOTE: The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has cancelled their annual kick-off dinner and craft show at the fairgrounds scheduled during the annual Autumn Glory celebration. The Oakland Volunteer Fire Department has also cancelled Fireman’s Parade and Oktoberfest events (typically on Thursday evening of the annual event).

As far as I have heard, the Town of Oakland is still planning on the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, October 16, 2021. We will keep you posted!

Thanks to David Tungate for sharing this photo of his son Max and the dog Loma enjoying lake life!

Check out the online marketplace for a bowrider boat that was recently listed!

At 11:00 am it’s Story Time in Grantsville today! Also, at 4:30 pm, the monthly Lego Club meets in Kitzmiller. At Friends of the Library Meeting to benefit the Ruth Enlow Library (virtual only).

Tuesday September 7

Tuesday September 7

The weather today will be patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 76 and a low around 58. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

I hope you each had a great holiday weekend — fall has unofficially started for me. I am sipping a pumpkin spice coffee this morning as I type.

Today is the first day of classes for Garrett County Public Schools. I am wishing all of the local students a great year!

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio announced $2.2 million in additional funding for Deep Creek Lake dredging. Speaking to a group at Garrett College, Secretary Riccio also discussed the state’s long-term commitment to water monitoring at the lake, ongoing efforts to prevent and combat aquatic invasive species, and work to protect and expand the lake’s freshwater fisheries.

The George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest, brought to you by the Community Trust Foundation, commemorates Washington’s last journey to Cumberland, when he arrived to put down the Whiskey Rebellion. This festival event happens this Friday, September 10, 2021 from 6 to 10 pm.

Southern Garrett High School is hoping to be able to build a Field House for the new athletic complex to provide team rooms, restrooms, a concession stand, a ticket booth, and necessary storage. The preliminary estimate for the installation of this Field House is $300,000 and they are collecting donations.

Vaccines are available in Oakland today. Appointments may be scheduled at the link or call 301-334-7698 for assistance. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People – Lookout Loop Hike.

A blood drive is in neighboring Allegany County.

Today from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm is the Lawyer in the Library Free Legal Aid Clinic.

A busy evening for high school sports: Southern High Golf Match (home), Northern High Cross Country (Away), Northern High Golf (Away), Southern High Boys Soccer (Away), Southern High Volleyball (Home), Northern High Girls Soccer (Home).

I’m planning on joining the Group Bike Ride at 5:30pm.

There’s a new umbrella art installation in downtown Oakland that represents “Weathering Life’s Storms” a community dance project by Brenda’s Body Shop. Purple umbrellas are on sale now to support Cindy’s Fund. Umbrellas are available at BBS, Green Acres, Gregg’s Pharmacy, and The Book Market.


Monday September 6

The weather today will be patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 73 and a low around 52. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

The Landfill is closed, today, Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021. The refuse collection sites are, however, open today 7:00am – 6:00pm.

Wishing each of you a safe and happy Labor Day!

Friday September 3, Saturday September 4, Sunday September 5

Friday September 3, Saturday September 4, Sunday September 5

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 70 and a low around 49. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 73 and a low around 57. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with showers likely, mainly after 9am. A high near 68 and a low around 56. West wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Labor Day Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 and a low around 52.

Thank you to Glenda at Garrett Regional Medical Center for sharing the most recent weather summary with us. The high-temperature average was 81.6 and the low-temperature average was 63.6, and there were 6.29 inches of precipitation reported for August. I’ll be interested to see how Ida’s rains compare!

Here’s a photo sent in to us showing the deluge on Spring Lick Road Wednesday.

This link is to a video of the same area of Spring Lick Road on September 1 2021.

Dot Sisler also sent in a photo of the flooding from Wednesday at Sang Run. What a difference from the photo she sent in two weeks ago!

No worries, though. Garrett County reported The Garrett County Emergency Operations Center was activated on September 1 at 0557 hrs and has returned to normal operations at 0800 yesterday, September 2. No water rescues or major damages were reported.

Before we dive full force into pumpkin spice season, check out our Labor Day at the Lake page. It’s full of all the local events, entertainment, and specials happening this weekend. We’d also like to shout out our advertisers who are all wrapping up a crazy busy summer! I hope you have a relaxing Labor Day holiday!

Guess what?! I have just restocked a few Explore More Deep Creek Lake, MD t-shirts at the Pine Lodge Steakhouse giftshop! Get ’em while you can! Plus, check out this cute shirt they have available.

The inaugural class of Ascend West Virginia, a talent attraction and retention program, will soon pack their bags for Morgantown, the program’s first host city. I wonder if Garrett County could organize something similar?

Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Garrett College will be offering an upcoming marketing workshop course instructed by my business partner Mike Tumbarello. The course, called “The “Fuzzy Front-End” of Marketing, will use proven marketing techniques to help you build a strong marketing foundation.

There’s plenty going on this weekend but here are a few highlights:

See you around the Lake!


Thursday September 2

Thursday September 2

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 68 and a low around 44. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph. Last night was cold for me… but, we still slept with the window open!

Get your Explore More t-shirts today! If you’re coming up for the weekend, I can try to meet you!

Garrett County Public Schools has posted an updated Reopening and Recovery Plan along with COVID 19 Safety Protocols for the start of the school year. Questions can be directed to:

The Museum Operations Committee (MOC) of the Oakland Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Museum Train Station has an active committee and is looking to grow its volunteer base. Interested to learn more?

This announcement is good timing as the answer to the August “Where Am I?” contest was “B” & “O”… congratulations to Ryan! Make your guess in the September “Where Am I?” contest!

This is very cool! Check out the full color, large format, wall maps showing Garrett County, Deep Creek Lake, MD, and local towns as you’ve never seen them before! (under miscellaneous). A print run is planned for November in time for those holiday gifts!

Check out our guide to the 2021 Labor Day weekend!

At Mountain State Brewing Co. is holding Team Trivia. Also today atOpen Mic night with Kimb Alexander at MoonShadow.

September 2 @ 7:00 pm is a beginner-to-intermediate Genealogy Workshop with Maryland Public Television.

Plan tomorrow to take the kiddos to the Craft Activity Room at Sang Run State Park! Also, Garden Tours at Sang Run will highlight the heirloom foods the park grows and tell the stories of the people who first cultivated them as well as the environmental benefits that come from sustainable food sources.