Wednesday September 29

Wednesday September 29

The weather today will be patchy fog before 9am and after 3am overnight. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67 and a low around 44. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Don’t forget your Lebanese Taverna Deep Creek Delivery! Orders must be in by 4pm today!

The National Park Service will receive $1.8 million to rehabilitate 18 miles of the C&O Canal towpath in neighboring Allegany County, one of 42 bicycle, pedestrian and trail improvement projects across Maryland that will receive a portion of $16.8 million in grant funding, according to Gov. Larry Hogan.

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.

Did you know that part of the National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) is in Garrett County? In this area, radio transmissions are heavily restricted by law to facilitate scientific research and the gathering of military intelligence.

The Preston County Buckwheat Festival begins today. Click through for details but the carnival opens, bingo starts, and the Buckwheat cake eating contest are at 6pm.

The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is today from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

At Alpine Lake Resort it’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti and Meatballs (served with a salad and garlic bread) from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

See more events on our calendar and upcoming Autumn Glory Festival details here.


Tuesday September 28

Tuesday September 28

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 are just a few more days left to get the Ultimate Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake maps. For a pledge of $20, you’ll get one map of the entire County and one map with detailed views of Deep Creek Lake and the eight incorporated towns. See the details listed in our marketplace under miscellaneous.

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.

U.S. News and World Report has recognized UPMC-Western Maryland as Western Maryland’s Best Hospital for 2021-2022. In addition, the facility is named as “High Performing” in six specialty service areas, including heart failure, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, COPD, and pneumonia. For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments may be scheduled at the Garrett County Health Department in Oakland today. Call 301-334-7698 for assistance.

Children’s Story Time is today from 10:30 am – 11:00 am at the Ruth Enlow Library in Kitzmiller

The weekly Group Bike Ride from the Oakland Town Parking Lot will be tonight at 5:30pm. Every Tuesday.

High school sports sees the Southern High JV Boys, Northern High School Boys, and Northern High School Girls soccer teams in action tonight.


Monday September 27

Monday September 27

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!

Lebanese Taverna Neighborhood Deliveries

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 Garrett County Judy Center’s Fall Playgroup Fieldtrip will be October 1, 10-12 at Cove Run Farm. This event is for Garrett County Families with children ages Birth to Age 5. View the flyer here for additional details and RSVP by completing the link here!

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.


Friday September 24, Saturday September 25, Sunday September 26

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.

Trout’s House Seafood has an amazing fresh fish special this week — just $15.99/lb for Wild Scottish Salmon!

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available in Grantsville today and may be scheduled by calling 301-334-7698.

Did you know that on December 4, 1872, Garrett County was formed from western Allegany County and named for John Work Garrett (1820-1884)?

Saturday at 10am, you can meet Lucinda J. Kinsinger, the author of Turtle Heart: “What happens when a sheltered young Mennonite befriends an ornery old Ojibwe woman in order to lead her to Christ…”

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 25.

Now, until Autumn Glory, Umbrella Alley is happenin’!

Each week, the Maryland DNR reports the fall foliage. This week, Garrett County is “just changing”. It’s fun to see the bands of color wash across the state:


Monarchs and Milkweed Festival is not in Garrett County but may be a lot of fun for all of the littles that are loving on Monarchs this year.

Stop by Sang Run State Park on Saturday, September 25th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to partake in Fall Fest! So many fall activities including apple butter boil, hayrides, pumpkin carving, and sampling food from the garden.

Maryland’s turtles are picture-worthy, and so are you! Come by the Discovery Center porch to learn about Maryland’s slowpokes and design a shell to wear! See the local shell-ebrity Rocky!

On September 25 at 7:00 pm is Autumn Equinox and at 10:00 pm is Joe Keyes & The Late Bloomer Band with Special Guest Opener at MoonShadow.

Last chance for rafting and kayaking on the world’s only mountaintop recirculating whitewater course for the season! Open this Saturday and Sunday. Call 855 990 0262 to book.

Come and see the wonderful native plants around the Discovery Center, as well as walk the trails to see the fabulous foliage.

Check out the Flea Market from 08:00 AM – 01:00 PM at Mountain Fresh Pavilion. The market is held the last Sunday of each month until September.


Thursday September 23

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 and a low around 43. West wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

There is a new craft festival planned for Autumn Glory weekend. While the Garrett Chamber has officially cancelled their Autumn Glory Craft Show, many vendors have gotten together and have decided to hold a show on Saturday, October 16th & Sunday, October 17th at the Fairgrounds.

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.

Every Thursday is Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Co. starting at 6:30pm with house prizes.

Tonight at 7:00 pm is Devin Sherman at MoonShadow.

Tomorrow, the Craft Activity Room will be open and there will be garden tours at Sang Run State Park.


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!


Wednesday September 29

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.