2024 Community Dunk

1st Annual Community Dunk at Deep Creek Lake, MD

On Thursday, February 22nd, SOMD hosts its first Community Dunk, presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Oak-Mar Motel & 3rd Street Diner and Casselman Creamery. Geared toward local engagement, this inaugural event promises a smaller, intimate affair with a local flair! If you’re a local, skip the Saturday Dunk crowds but still support Special Olympics Maryland – Garrett County athletes and Unified® teammates. Register now for the Community Dunk!

Amazing Dealz: Opening Black Friday

Amazing Dealz: Opening Black Friday at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Opening Black Friday! Bin Deals 🔥

Starting price on all items is $7 for Fri. Nov 24, dropping each day until Thur. Nov, 30. (There are many $30-$40 value items, and we may have seen a $100 item or so. And be on the lookout for small stand-ins for high value items.)

Enter an amazing treasure hunt through a secret (jk) side entrance in the frozen food aisle in Casselman Market in the Grantsville Shopping Plaza in Grantsville, Maryland .

45th House of Hope Cash Drive

45th House of Hope Cash Drive at Deep Creek Lake, MD

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the House of Hope Cash Drive. It will take place on Saturday, December 9, on Second Street in Downtown Oakland. Remember, all donations stay right here in Garrett County. We do not accept any Federal, State, or County money. Everything we raise stays here to help your friends and neighbors who have fallen through the cracks of life. You don’t even need to get out of your vehicle; just stop, and one of our helpers will come out to assist you. As a token of appreciation, you will receive a Christmas thank-you candy. We hope to see you there as we broadcast live on WKHJ Radio. Join us for the 45th House of Hope Cash Drive.

Grant the Elf

Grant the Elf at Deep Creek Lake, MD

This just in! Local legend, Grant the Elf, who spends December popping up throughout the town in Grantsville, Maryland, has reached out! He found out our theme this year is Elf on the Shelf, and he decided he just can’t wait until December 1 to make his annual comeback. So he will be spending his first weekend back from the North Pole at the Festival of Trees, Garrett County MD! He will be available for photographs, so be sure to find him during your visit to #FOT2023!

Lions Light the Kitzmiller Botanical Garden

Lions Light the Kitzmiller Botanical Garden at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Kitzmiller Lions Club is excited about a new Christmas project called “Lions Light the Kitzmiller Botanical Garden.” We are putting up artificial trees throughout the park. These trees can be decorated by you. You can honor someone, in memory of someone or just decorate a tree because you want to. We will provide the tree, you will need to provide lights and decorations. (Decorations would be wired on because of wind and weather). Trees will be available to decorate from November 22nd through December 2nd. If you would like to put a sign at your tree to dedicate to someone, please feel free to do so.

Trees will be lit all at once on December 3rd at 6:00 PM. We are planning a lighting ceremony to celebrate and light refreshments will be offered at the Coal Bucket Restaurant after the lighting ceremony.

If you have any questions, you can call the restaurant at 301-453-3377 or our president, Robert Reckart, at 301-453-3418.

We look forward to all who would like to participate. This is a new project and we are excited.

Mountain Dream Property Care

Mountain Dream Property Care at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Hi everyone!

My name is Seth Kisner, owner of Mountain Dream Property Care. I was born and raised in Garrett County & grew up around Deep Creek Lake. I have almost 10 years of experience in property services. I offer Lawn care, snow removal, landscaping, dock in/out, & repairs, & so much more! I am licensed and insured!

Need a handyman to fix something? Give me a call for a free estimate for the job. I’m your guy!

Call 301-616-5265 or email mountaindreamps@gmail.com for a free estimate anytime!

We Got’cha Covered: Clothing Giveaway

We Got'cha Covered: Clothing Giveaway at Deep Creek Lake, MD

We Got’cha Covered has a Clothing Giveaway!

Thursday, November 2 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 4 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


If you’ve never been to one of our clothing giveaways or would just like to stop in & see our new space…. COME AND SEE – they are now located in the big building at the corner of Accident-Bittinger & Rock Lodge Roads. Entrance is on Rock Lodge Rd side. (5104 Accident Bittinger Road)

All donations should be dropped off at new location at the door labeled

“Donation Drop off only”

LOTS OF CLOTHES & SHOES – household, kitchen, toys & misc., some fall decorations….

Riverside Grille is Now Open!

Riverside Grille at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Riverside Grille is the town’s latest culinary attraction, offering a menu of American-style dishes with a unique twist. It’s conveniently situated at 1527 Maryland Highway in Oakland, MD, formerly the Long Branch Saloon.

Deep Creek Pottery New Location

Deep Creek Pottery New Location at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Deep Creek Pottery will be opening at a NEW LOCATION!!! They will be at The Fort in McHenry (on the back side facing the lake) starting on Friday, November 10th!

The Root Cafe is Open

The Root Cafe is Open at Deep Creek Lake, MD

A new café has opened in town! The Root Cafe is located at 321 Chestnut Street in Friendsville.

Notice of Closing of Deep Creek Fitness

Notice of Closing of Deep Creek Fitness at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Deep Creek Fitness will be closing as of October 31, 2023. We’ve appreciated your business for the past 11 years. Thank you for making us a part of your lives and fitness journey!

Notice of Closing of Four Storm Artists Gallery

Notice of Closing of Four Storm Artists Gallery at Deep Creek Lake, MD

It’s been a pleasure showcasing my family’s art and the art of many talented local artists. Becky and I are grateful for the support of so many over the past 15 years.

Please stop by and see us October 7,8,14 or our last day October 15th!

Hawks Flight Studio (Caroline’s Photography) will continue on. Please support her and our other Four Storm Artists at local festivals, the Gallery Shop Oakland and other art venues.