Friday August 16, Saturday August 17, Sunday August 18

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78 and a low around 62. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 81 and a low around 65. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunday will also be mostly sunny. A high near 82 and a low around 67. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm — chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tim Shahan shared this timelapse from the top of Wisp Resort with us!

 

VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Vote for your favorites in the 2019 People’s Choice Challenge contest!

Click here to vote in each category!

Here are a few events I personally find unique or interesting but be sure to check out the entire weekend calendar of events and entertainment.

Bill’s Marine Service is having a Bennington pontoon demo day this Saturday — call to reserve your demo 301-387-3474.

Our public schools recently authorized a pilot program to grant permission for students at the high school level to miss two days prior to Labor Day for work-related purposes.

A stoplight is gone and there is a new 4-way stop on Second Street in Downtown Oakland.

The Garrett Chamber is accepting Autumn Glory parade float applications until September 6.

MD counties and municipalities can apply for grant funding from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. The projects must be in direct support of public outdoor recreation including the acquisition, development, and maintenance of outdoor recreational areas, facilities, and properties.

This morning, the Railey Realty camera captured some early morning fog. I don’t want to admit it but, the seasons are beginning to change here in the mountains:

Railey Realty Webcam Sunrise on Deep Creek Lake, MD

Thursday August 15

Drumroll please … the long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, as promised FLASH-DEAL for Deep Creek Times readers is here! TODAY ONLY: YOU GET $2-OFF A DOZEN FRESH GLAZED AND CONFUZED DONUTS … you just have to stop in from 7am – 2pm and mention DEEP CREEK TIMES! (if you’re looking for suggestions, I would try the “ladybug” … raspberry topping with chocolate chips) YUM 🍩

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 75 and a low of 61. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.

I am a sucker for a cute dog photo — thanks to Sarah Gibson Kilbey for sharing her vacation with us!

Sarah Gibson Kilbey Dog on Dock at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Deep Creek Lake Ninja Course is now open and located at Deep Creek Fun Zone.

The Garrett County Health Department, the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drugs consortium, and the Garrett County Commissioners, ask the entire community to observe National Recovery Month and participate in Project Purple.

How to Train Your Dragon, The Hidden World is tonight at dusk. The last Pocket Park movie this summer!

Plan to stop by Wal-Mart on Friday for the United Way of Garrett County Stuff the Bus campaign. A collection site for school supplies that stay here locally to the public schools as well as college students.

The Maryland Fishing Report was just released yesterday by the DNR.

Opened a new business? Expanded your business? Hit a milestone of 50, 75, or 100 years of continuous operation? Apply to be recognized at the Chamber’s 8th Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Business Before Hours in September.

Wednesday August 14

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 74 and a low of 62. Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.

The scheduled herbicide treatment at Deep Creek Lake will be performed today, August 14. For full details regarding these efforts, please visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website. The map below shows the affected areas of the lake:

hydrilla-treatment-locations-deep-creek-lake,-md

Happy 45th Birthday, WIC!

Wednesday means the Farmers Market from 10am-1pm. View all of the veggies, fruits, and keto baked items?! available this week!

First Impressions and What’s that Reptile will be at The Discovery Center today at 11am and 2pm, respectively.

The Oakland library is having a book reading of “Manny The Lamb” by children’s author Delores Kight! “A delightful story about a lovable lamb who wanders away from the flock and Jessie, the faithful shepherd who rescues him” Open to all ages at 4:30pm.

Also, at the Accident library is a presentation and demonstration on ham radios from 5-6pm.

It’s Locals Day at Mountain State Brewing Co. – grab yourself (and your family) 30% off flatbreads before the Stage Wisp Trail Heads concert or challenge your friends to Team Trivia at the Greene Turtle.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recertified MDOT MVA’s REAL ID process, making Maryland the first state to achieve that designation. The REAL ID Act was passed by Congress after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and creates standards for secure driver’s licenses and identification cards nationwide.

One final reminder; If a student is interested in playing football for Southern High School, the student is to attend the first practice of the year at the high school’s practice field today at 3:30 pm. All students who participate must have a physical examination completed and a copy ready to turn in at 3:30 pm — from Coach Nazelrod.

Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning has announced the September schedule of classes.

Tuesday August 13

The weather today will be showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy with a high near 74 and a low around 64. Showers and thunderstorms may produce periods of heavy rainfall and isolated flash flooding is possible in areas that receive repeated thunderstorms. A few of the storms may be severe, with damaging wind gusts being the primary threat.

Fishing for largemouth bass at Deep Creek Lake, MD courtesy of Bill Dietrick!

Bill Dietrick Fishing Largemouth Bass at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The fourth of four hydrilla herbicide treatments is scheduled to take place today although treatment is always subject to change due to weather conditions. An overview of the complete 2019 plan is available here.

Local Deep Creek resident Bob Spear has published a book on his thoughts on politics titled 21st Century Common Sense: A Bold Reform Agenda for our Broken, Gridlocked, Dysfunctional, and Boring Politics. Congratulations on the publication, Bob!

Tuesday is Ladies Lounge at Sipside — 25% off all glasses of wine with bottomless chocolate plus door prizes from opening to closing (3:30-9:30) every Tuesday.

If it’s going to be a dreary day, try Solar Flow Yoga early tomorrow morning. Stretch and flow with intentional breath through sun salutations and grounding yoga postures.

A gently used hot tub cover has been listed for sale in our online marketplace under “hot tubs”.

The Garrett County Planning Commission is accepting public comment on the draft update to the sign chapter within the Deep Creek Watershed Zoning Ordinance until August 20, 2019. Info to make your comments to the Commission can be found here.

Monday August 12

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 65. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 12am.

Here’s an action photo of members of the Sackett and Reitmeyer families that got together at the lake this weekend. They cruised-up on the boat and got some donuts at Deep Creek Donuts!

Fun at Deep Creek Lake, MD and Deep Creek Donuts

It’s Movie Night in the Yurts! Beginning at 7:30 pm tonight it’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Wisp Resort.

#ShopMDTaxFree! The Comptroller of Maryland is promoting a $2,500 MD college scholarship for shopping tax-free and mentioning it on social media! Plus, the University System of Maryland has offered to match the $2,500 scholarship if the winner attends a USM institution.

All you have to do is:
1) Take a fun photo or video while shopping
2) Write a witty caption
3) Post to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #ShopMDTaxFree

Any Maryland college, community college, and trade school students can enter the contest!

A reminder that MD State Park Annual Passes are available — $75 for Marylanders; $100 for out-of-state visitors. This pass is unlimited day-use admission and boat launching at state parks, and a 10 percent discount on state-operated concessions and boat rentals

Garrett College is holding its last New Student Advising Day this week on the 16th.  They still have openings, financial aid and residence hall space.  If you or your kids or grandkids can’t make the 16th, you can still come in for “Walk-In Advising Days” up until August 30th. Garrett College is a great place to start, or continue your academic or career journey to success. Contact the Admissions Department at 301.387.3044.

The contest is still open for the Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 30 for a chance to be featured in the 2020 wall calendar and/or cash prizes.

Did you know? A meteor shower occurs when the Earth plows through the orbit of a comet. And, that we have a monthly update on our Garrett County Skies page?

We will be watching the “best meteor shower of the year” … the Perseid Meteor shower from the Discovery Center 9:00 pm tonight. There will be naturalists and astronomers on hand to guide you through the night sky.

Keep an eye on Daily Notes this week for an exclusive deal on donuts from one of the lake area’s premier donut shops. This deal is for Deep Creek Times readers only and will be communicated the day-of the sale, so it will be a “flash-sale” for Deep Creek Times insiders (that would be YOU!).  Keep an eye open for more deals like this on donuts and other products/services in the coming weeks.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the business owners who were impacted by the fire along Garrett Highway on Sunday morning — my sister-in-law’s mom’s massage shop, a cousin’s salon, a photographer studio, a daycare, and an insurance company were deemed a total loss.

Friday August 9, Saturday August 10, Sunday August 11

The weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high near 72 and a low of 55. It will be a great weekend: Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny and clear with highs in the low 70s and lows in the high 50s.

Lauren Hess shared this tough tiny tot at Deep Creek Lake!

This week is National Farmer’s Market week: August 4-10. Be sure to stop by Oakland on Saturday from 10am-1pm.

There is a lot going on this weekend — to name a few events:
🐦Birding at DCL Discovery Center
🌭Hot Dogs for Hospice
🚘Drive-In Dinner and Cruise-In to benefit FTC Team 2818
🦐Seafood Nights at The Manor Steakhouse
🎉30th Annual Friendsville Days Festival
🎸Entertainment all weekend
🎤Little Yough Summer Music Festival – Cold Chocolate
🌲Night Hike at New Germany State Park
🍗Bittinger VFD Chicken BBQ
🍉Kids Watermelon Eating Contest
🎵Jenny Wilson Jazz Quartet
🚙8th Annual Cruise-In for Hospice

A Supra ski boat listed in our Online Marketplace has just recently been reduced in price! There’s still a lot of summer left!

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is Sunday August 11 through Saturday August 17: Qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. The first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free. Accessory items, except for backpacks, are not included.

10 Bucks a Foot is the new Garrett Trails fundraiser! (And, click on the link to see their newsletter featuring yours truly in her Deep Creek Times jersey as part of the Garrett County Gran Fondo write-up)

Since we’re talking bikes — Zach Adams, of Appalachian Dirt, is a featured profile in Highland Outdoors magazine. His company has been building new mountain bike trails at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

A free TIPS for Concessions training being offered in September (9/24) for qualifying non-profit organizations or businesses who are affiliated with a non-profit fundraiser. RSVP to Brenda at the Garrett County Health Department: 301-334-7730 or brenda.sisler@maryland.gov.

A reminder that MD State Park Annual Passes are available$75 for Marylanders; $100 for out-of-state visitors. This pass is unlimited day-use admission and boat launching at state parks, and a 10 percent discount on state-operated concessions and boat rentals.

Also, the contest is still open for the Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 30 for a chance to be featured in the 2020 wall calendar and/or cash prizes.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal would like to share basic lightning safety tips as Maryland continues to experience thunderstorms with damaging lightning strikes — read more safety tips here.

  • If you can hear thunder, you are in striking distance of lightning. Look for shelter inside a home, large building, or hard-topped vehicle immediately.
  • There is no safe place outside. Places with only a roof on golf courses, sports fields, and picnic areas are not safe during a lightning storm. Small sheds should not be used as a source of shelter.
  • If a person is struck by lightning, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Thursday August 8

The weather today will be increasing clouds with a high near 76 and a low around 61. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.

What in the world is THAT?! Melanie West captured a photo of this turtle swimming in Deep Creek Lake:

Melanie West Turtle at Deep Creek Lake, MD 2

Tonight is the August Business After Hours (BAH) hosted by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club tonight from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm. The event will be hosted in the pavilion next to the dog park. Call Holly to register at 301-387-6171.

Hot Dogs for Hospice is today and tomorrow. Stop in for lunch, a snack or grab a tray of dogs to take home. At both Oakland locations of First United Bank and Trust — Oakland Office at 19 S. Second Street, Oakland and Express & Operations Center – 12892 Garrett Highway, Oakland.

From  2:00pm to 3:00pm join Ashley Bodkins from the University of Maryland Extension Division of AGNR & Natural Resources to discover the world of edible plants and flowers at the Accident branch of the Ruth Enlow Library. Please contact the Kim at 301-746-8792 register.

Every Thursday is Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Co. (in Deep Creek). Trivia starts at 6:30pm and house prizes are awarded for first, second & third places.

Tonight is Ant-Man and the Wasp movie under the stars in Downtown Oakland.

Eric Null, DCL Lake Manager, asked the DCL Property Owners Association to alert you that the State Park boat ramp facility will be closed Saturday, September 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday, September 15th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Savage Man Triathlon.

There is an always-garaged, one-owner Subaru Outback for sale in our Online Marketplace under “VEHICLES”.

Garrett County Board of Education unanimously voted to accept the bid of an outside consultant (Educational Facilities Planning LLC) to help Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) develop a strategic facilities plan. A SFC (Strategic Facilities Committee) was formed and membership includes local business leaders, community partners, parents, and several members of GCPS staff. All of the meetings are public and information regarding the meeting times and locations are publicized far in advance. Members of the community are welcome to attend so their voice can be heard in the public and open forum. More information can be found on their website here.

Wednesday August 7

The weather today will be showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 3pm. A high near 74 and a low around 61. The chance of precipitation is 90%.

#lakelife at Deep Creek Lake, MD sent into us by Diane Binkley Fellers–

Diane Binnkley Fellers Lake View at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Have you had a meal at The Manor Steakhouse yet? Located on a lovely five-acre wooded setting, The Manor restaurant is an 1890 estate with large verandah dining. International chef, Jacques Hourtal, (of Cornish Manor fame) is now training and supervising the kitchen staff at The Manor Steakhouse.

Congratulations to this new DCT advertiser! The Manor Steakhouse will be holding seafood night on August 9 and 10:

Seafood Night at The Manor Steakhouse

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s Farmers Market day! From 10am-1pm in Downtown Oakland. Also, the First Impressions program is at the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center today from 11am-12pm. It’s also Locals Day at Mountain State Brewing Co: 30% off flatbreads from 4-9pm! Entertainment for tonight is Queen City Funk & Soul at the Stage Wisp Concert Series from 6-9pm.

If your child is 5 years old, or will be turning 5 by September 1, 2019, then the child is required to be registered for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available on the Garrett County Public School system’s website, at the Central Office, or at your local school. For additional information, call 301-334-8927.

Most local Lyme disease cases are caused by a bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) which is spread to humans from the bite of an infected black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick and since a tick or a tick bite is not always noticed, Lyme is often under-diagnosed. Prevention is key.

A BIG WELCOME to our newest advertiser the Evergreen Heritage Center! A farm for education, conservation & preservation, Evergreen is located in nearby Mount Savage, MD in a picturesque setting adjacent to the Great Allegheny Passage and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Evergreen is a privately owned property but is open to the public for summer camps, programs, special events, group tours, and by appointment only. For more information call 301-687-0664.

There is a Supra boat in our Online Marketplace. Check it out under the “BOATS” category.

Tuesday August 6

The weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high near 79 and a low around 63. Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

A collective “awwww” … Pamela Miller shared this photo of a momma and her babies:

Pam Momma Nursing Her Fawns

This month’s “Where Am I?” photo contest is posted — make your guess!

Cancer Support Group is tonight at 6:30pm.

Ladies Lounge at Sipside is tonight from 3:30-9:30pm.

And, Solar Flow Yoga begins at 6:00pm at Roots: Yoga.

Do you have kids ready to head back to school? The Garrett County Health Dept reminds us that a single dose of Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine is required for all students entering 7th through 12th and two doses of Varicella vaccine are required for students entering Kindergarten through 5th. Clinics are scheduled.

A “connect-a-dock” (seven 4 by 8-foot sections and two 45-degree angles) has been listed in our Online Marketplace under “docks”.

There is a Notice of Investigation issued by the MD State Fire Marshal — on August 2, 2019 there was a fire on Swanton Road. The primary cause is determined to be arson. Anyone with information is requested to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 301-766-3888.

Monday August 5

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 62. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Calm wind.

We have collected nominations for our 2019 People’s Choice Challenge … now to set-up the voting! The next round begins on August 16th!

Patti Prokop Berry shares her point of view from this weekend!

Patti Prokop Berry Drink at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Also, I know I shared this on Facebook and Instagram but I just love this video clip sent into us by @slickbackbrown:

The Commissioner’s Public Meeting is tonight at Friendsville Town Hall. The agenda is here and the meeting begins at 5:30pm.

It’s a movie night at the lake! Free Movie Night in the Yurts! starts at 7:30 pm at Wisp Resort. The movie will be ET and there will be food and drink available for purchase.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites artists to submit their original works for the 46th Annual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contest by Nov. 1. The winning entry will appear on the 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Stamp hunters purchase to hunt migratory game birds in Maryland. Read more here.

MoonShadow now has beer growlers – stop in and get your beer drafts to-go!

Discount Duo has let us know they will have several new loads of merchandise arriving just in time for back to school shopping! Victoria’s Secret /PINK clothing and campus backpacks. Also, more pet supplies and mixed merchandise. They will post to their Facebook page as the new items arrive!

Friday August 2, Saturday August 3, Sunday August 4

The weather for today will be partly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 61. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 77 and a low around 61. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 77 and a low around 61.

I had a chance to visit the Garrett County Agriculture Fair last night! So much fun!

The fair continues tonight and tomorrow! Today is a pee wee swine show, the engineering and skill-a-thon awards, cow patty bingo, mud bog and performance by Tyler Reese Tritt. Tomorrow is the wood cutting contest, the Kickin It Country, John Wyrick Band, and Gospel Harmony Boys. And, much more — here’s the full schedule.

As always, there’s so many entertainment and events all weekend! Here’s just a few:

Little Yough Summer Music Festival – Crandall Creek is tonight at 7:00pm in the Mountainfresh Pavilion in Oakland.

Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear! Campfire at the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center beginning at 8:00pm on Saturday night.

The Maryland Trek begins on Sunday, August 4!

A beautiful home is part of a legacy left by a true supporter of HART. When sold, HART, as well as several other local nonprofits, will benefit from this amazing woman’s generosity and commitment to the community. Interested?  Click here for more information.

Check the Status of Your Favorite Beaches with Maryland’s Healthy Beaches Program. The website notes to avoid swimming near storm drains along the beach and within 48 hours of a heavy rain event, or until the water clears.

WSP First Responders have received a $40,000 MAERDAF grant to fund equipment, training and recruitment efforts. Congratulations!

Have you nominated your Deep Creek Lake area favorites yet?! The 2019 People’s Choice Challenge nominations are open tonight until 11:59pm EST.

NOTE WE WILL ONLY BE TAKING THE TOP NOMINEES IN EACH CATEGORY SO BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR OPINIONS KNOWN!

Thursday August 1

The weather for today will be sunny, with a chance of thunderstorm and showers, mainly in the afternoon after 2:00 pm. We’ll experience a low temperature of 62 degrees and a high of 77 degrees.

My wife Jean and her Civic Club buddies were working the Rotary Fries booth last evening and posed for this action photo (l to r – Joan, Jean, Judi and Marilyn).  While it was rainy, they had fun while volunteering for a good cause. Now I am hungry for some of those great fries!

Civic Club at Rotary Fries Booth at Garrett County Agriculture Fair

Speaking of the fair, I drive by the Garrett County fairgrounds a few times a day and it seems from the full parking lot that attendance is booming this year.  Wednesday evening rain aside, I think the weather has definitely been cooperating in getting people out to the fair.

Today’s events at the Fair include a pedal tractor pull, beef showmanship, the truck drag race, and Restless Heart for the evening entertainment. Admission price is $15 for all rides, attractions and track events. View the Full Fair Schedule Here.

The Women’s Networking Happy Hour is today from 5:00pm-7pm at Black Bear Tavern.

A new grant award from the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) will 100%-fund the construction of eight corporate hangars at the Garrett County Airport. This is good news as the airport is important to local citizens and businesses and it had run out of hangar space.

It’s not too late to get yourself, your child or your grandchild enrolled and registered at Garrett College. The Fall Semester starts in early September and they have New Student Advising Days scheduled for August 7th and 16th, with a week set aside for last-minute walk-ins set through August 30th. Still plenty of financial aid available as well.  Call the admissions department at 301.387.3044 for more information and to get started.

It’s only the beginning of August, but it’s not too early to begin planning for fall activities. The Chamber of Commerce has announced that organizations wanting to participate in the 52nd Annual Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade must submit their applications to the Chamber by Friday, September 6, 2019. Float and band applications to be in the Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade are available at visitdeepcreek.com/52nd-annual-autumn-glory-festival.

The local MPT station WGPT 36 is changing its broadcast frequency.

Wednesday July 30

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 74 and a low around 61. Isolated showers this morning then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

What a great retreat to the mountains at Deep Creek Lake, MD — www.instagram.com/rob_dimeo sketches his vacation:

Rob_Dimeo Journals his Deep Creek Lake, MD Vacation

The Garrett County Agricultural Fair has the baby crawl contest, pedal tractor pull, pony and horse judging, the gas and diesel truck pull and entertainment by Janice Ray today. $10 admission ticket includes rides (from 1pm-11pm), entertainment, and track events!

The Farmers Market is today from 10am – 1pm and we’re in the thick of it! There should be some sweet corn, peaches, early apples, slicing tomatoes, green, red, and hot banana peppers,  jalapenos, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, garlic, blueberries, black raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and more!

Stage Wisp Concert Series – The Plate Scrapers is tonight at 6pm! Come dance your heart out with this Appalachian bluegrass band!

Something different is happening tonight: A New Moon Ritual Women’s Circle tonight from 6pm-8pm at Roots: A Yoga and Movement Studio. Set new intentions and goals during this 60-minute fluid yoga class.

August marks the official halfway point of the Park Quest Season. Here’s what recent Park Questers had to say: “We had a great weekend out west. We started at Sang Run, enjoying the peaceful reflection. Then we hopped over to Herrington Manor for that quest, and enjoyed the walk and the stations. While there, we took a side trip to Swallow Falls, and walked the Swallow Falls Canyon Trail. I got some beautiful pictures of all four waterfalls. Tips for park questers: When we know the quest is art-related, Hannah carries a set of colored pencils to give her a larger variety of colors she can use to draw things. Tip: Research other non-Park Quest parks in the area. We loved Swallow Falls. It was beautiful.”  — Team Dynamic Duo: Terry & Hannah Sheely – first-time Questers

The GILL annual picnic is scheduled for August 22 – RSVP now.

The County Commissioners have announced the agenda for their August 5 Public Meeting.

Tuesday July 30

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 78 and a low around 63. Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon; chance of precipitation is 60%.

Look at the views Heather Brown Hamilton saw this morning on her boat ride!

Heather Brown Hamilton Sunrise Boat Ride on Deep Creek Lake, MD

Have you made your guess and entered our “Where Am I?” contest for July? This one may be a little harder than some of the last ones…

The big news this morning is that Pfizer and Mylan are merging their generic drug business. Many locals are employed with the Mylan organization that is headquartered in Canonsburg, PA with facilities across the globe including Morgantown. WV. Yahoo.com has a video on ‘what it means’.

The 63rd Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair continues today. $10 admission but FREE for seniors 60 and up! There will be goat shows, a robotics challenge, a tractor pull, and the Beatle Mania show among other events! See the full schedule for details.

Seldom Scene is this Sunday at 6pm.

There are three Garrett College Continuing Education classes beginning in August: 8/10- Handgun Qualification will be held in Grantsville from 9am to 2pm; 8/20- Expanding your Capabilities in Digital Photography will be taught by Bill Hentosh and will be 4 classes Tu-Th until 8/29; 8/21- Couch to 5k with Jen Sober will be 6 weeks of learning and training for a 5k in time for the Autumn Glory 5k. Call 301-387-3781 for more information.

Make your nominations for the 2019 People’s Choice Challenge! This is a competition designed to celebrate and recognize the Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake, MD area favorites! Nominations are only open until this Friday!

Monday July 29

The weather for today will be sunny, with a high near 81 and a low around 64.

Bonnie Richards shared these photos of her weekend with the grandkids!

Bonnie Gray Richards on the boat at Deep Creek Lake, MD Bonnie Gray Richards on the trike at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Garrett County Agricultural Fair is happening today! First on the agenda is 9am rabbit judging! Amusements are open from 1pm-11pm. There’s a car show from 4-8pm and the Barrel Ba$h begins at 7pm and Rick K and the All-Nighters playing at 7:30pm.

Don’t forget to support the large number of community organizations and non-profits working hard for you this week fixing food, drinks, sharing information and more!

Fair admission is $10 today and includes all attractions and track events. View the full schedule here.

MIAMI VICE Dance Lessons are happening tonight from 5:30pm – 6:15pm. Get ready for the Oakland A&E District’s MIAMI VICE & Little Havana event on August 24th with salsa lessons — the cost is just $5 per lesson. Tickets are available at The Gallery Shop or call 301-334-6580. NOTE: Please wear comfortable shoes with a smooth bottom.

Nearby casino, Lady Luck Nemacolin, has been ranked in the top 10 of the top 50 casinos in the United States.

The Department of Public Works – Roads Division advises the public that road maintenance will be taking place on River Road on the date of Tuesday, July 30, 2019.  River Road will be closed to traffic from the hours of 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between the Crab Run intersection and the Pennsylvania line. Any questions can be directed to the Grantsville Roads Garage at 301-895-5631.

The C&O Canal Trust is sponsoring a monthly photo contest highlighting the best photos you have taken of the nearby C&O Canal National Historical Park! The C&O Canal runs from Cumberland, MD and ends in Georgetown, Washington, DC.

NOMINATE! 2019 People’s Choice Challenge!