The Town of Oakland has started leaf collection — residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb or sidewalk for collection. (Please, no leaves or apples) The collection will end October 22.
Steve Blass and Bob Robertson of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Championship Team have been selected as Co-Grand Marshals for the 54th Annual Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade. Prior to the parade there will be a meet and greet from 10:30am-noon for fans to have memorabilia signed or pose for photos.
The weather today will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69 and a low around 47. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
There is an emergency blood and platelet shortage. The Red Cross must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors are urged to make an appointment to give now to overcome this current shortage.
The Garrett County Health Department has BinaxNOW COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits available for local businesses. Any businesses interested in obtaining tests can call the Personal Health Unit at (301) 334-7770 and ask to speak with Eric or Jessica.
The weather today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 71 and a low around 57. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. A chance of showers between 2am and 5am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am.
If you are looking for fall, well it won’t be in the forecast much of this week into next week. Temperatures are forecast to be above average over a good chunk of the country. Normal temperatures for Oct 1st are 69F / 49F.
The delicious Lebanese Taverna will be making another Deep Creek Delivery! Items available are Pita Bread, Hommus, Spiced Rice, Chicken Shawarma, Salmon, Tabouleh, Baba Ghannoush, Spinach Pies, Cheese Pies, and much much more! Pick-up will be at 3:30 PM at Taylor-Made Vacations Parking Lot 35 Towne Centre Way, McHenry, MD 21541 on Thursday, September 30. Order now!
Governor Larry Hogan today announced the creation of the Office of Outdoor Recreation within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the hiring of Garrett County resident J. Daryl Anthony to serve as its first executive director.
The What We’re Reading Book Group is in Kitzmiller tonight from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Lego Club is held in Oakland and in Grantsville from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm tonight. Designed for children ages 4 and up.
In Kitzmiller, it’s Basic Knitting: How To Knit Dishcloths from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, this program will show you basic knitting stitches and techniques needed to make a simple dishcloth. All supplies will be provided.
The weather looks like it will make for a great weekend! Today will be sunny, with a high near 62 and a low around 42. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 66 and a low around 46. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 62 and a low around 48. West wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
The 2021-2022 new Garrett County Public Schools teachers/educators participated in a Building Experiences for Successful Teaching (BEST) program.
Maryland DNR has released their weekly fishing report: Deep Creek Lake anglers are enjoying less boat traffic and more tranquil fishing conditions. Smallmouth bass can be found on rocky points and sunken wood, largemouth bass are being found in the cove areas and near floating docks that have not been pulled yet…
The 2021 Festival of Trees has been cancelled this year. Typically held the weekend after Thanksgiving, the event benefits the Dove Center of Garrett County.
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.
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.
–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.
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 DontBug.MD@maryland.gov 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”!
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Tonight at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm is theGarrett 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 10 @ 6:00 pm is the Whiskey Rebellion Fest 2021 – The only time a sitting President lead troops into the field was when President Washington rode to Fort Cumberland to put down the Whiskey Rebellion.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.