Deep Creek Lake MD News and Local Resources: Daily Notes


The Deep Creek Times “Daily Notes” are THE local online resource for Deep Creek Lake, MD news, events, weather, photos, the wDCT.live! program and more!

Friday July 23, Saturday July 24, Sunday July 25

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 77 and a low around 55. Calm wind. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 81 and a low around 62. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Sunday will be a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny otherwise with a high near 81 and a low of 63. West wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Did you know Deep Creek Lake was created by capturing the water of an existing Deep Creek? Deep Creek Hydro is a two-unit, 20 MW hydroelectric generation station that was built in 1925. Aside from generating electricity, Deep Creek Hydro also allows for lake level management, fisheries support, and white water recreation.

Current lake and station status are available here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/12

ahhh … boating at Deep Creek Lake! Here’s a view of the dam sent in by Darla Annonio:

Curious about disc golf? It’s a great low-impact way to enjoy the outdoors. Ryans Disc Golf Stop Grand Opening is this Sunday from 5-7pm. There will be burgers, drinks, putting contests, and prizes during this dog at this kid friendly event.

Congratulations to the owners of Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales for receiving the Heise Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. Named in honor of Helmuth and Evelyn Heise, founders of Will O’ the Wisp and Wisp Resort, it is given to local business owners who demonstrate similar entrepreneurial qualities.

Speaking of Taylor-Made, they’re getting some great entries in their 2021 photo contest! Click the link to enter your photo for a chance to win a Deep Creek Lake getaway!

Another local photo contest: celebrate ten years of history and heritage with the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area! Enter their historic photo contest and win a copy of the Postcard History Series of Garrett County, by Albert Feldstein.

Enjoy a free piece of cake as part of Alpine Lake Resort: 50th Anniversary Cake*with purchase.

GoVax: Vaccine Schedule (Garrett County Health Department Clinic – Grantsville Offices)

Have you seen the Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championship? It’s pretty cool!

Here’s another reminder for the Garrett County Artists Studio Tour. There are SO many talented artists in Garrett County.

One of my favorites will be at Mountain State this weekend: Day Old News at Mountain State Brewing Co.

Check out the complete DCT Events Calendar and the DCT Entertainment Guide.

 

Thursday July 22

The weather today will be patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 73 and a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Congratulations to my first employer and friends, Don and Amy Nemith! They are celebrating 40 years of building custom homes in the Deep Creek Lake area as Don Nemith Builders.

The 2021 Deep Creek Dunk, that was to have taken place on September 26th, has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Remember that on your Amazon Echo device, you can ask Alexa to “open Maryland Fishing Report” and you’ll get the latest Maryland Department of Natural Resources update.

Don’t forget to get your guess in this month’s “Where Am I?” contest!

Congressman Trone’s office has shared a webinar replay to learn about the Child Tax Credit program. Also, here are the IRS tools and portals to find out if you qualify.

This restaurant is out of a storybook: The historic Pennington Cottage, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places dates all the way back to 1889.

Senator George Edwards has announced he will not seek reelection in 2022. “Many of the bills that I sponsored and got passed will positively impact District One and the State well into the future.” Edwards said. His son, current Garrett County Commissioner Paul Edwards has announced he will not pursue the seat to replace his father in the Senate.

Karen Myers has been named to the Garrett College Board of Trustees.

Town of Oakland Water Flushing is happening today.

Gentle Stretch Yoga in the Lavender Fields is this morning at 9am.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce 2021 Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner is tonight at 6pm.

What A Peachy Life: Farm & Bay to Table (Online) is online tonight.

Little Yough Family Flicks: Wonder Park is the movie in Oakland tonight.

Make plans for the weekend: Garrett County Artists Studio Tour.

 

Wednesday July 21

The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms and a widespread haze mainly before 2pm. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 53. Light west wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

I saw this interesting find today: A listing for 5 vintage placemats from The Chimney Corner in Red House, Maryland. Does anyone remember this location?

Garrett County Public Schools does not intend to provide a virtual option this fall. GCPS will provide full in-person instruction five days a week with normal school operating hours and full access to campuses and facilities.

The school system is also now enrolling new students who are returning from parent home instruction or those who are attending this year from another school system. GCPS is also enrolling students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the first time. A new enrollment interest form is available for easy access.

Dot Sisler shared this bright, red sunset photo with us! We are seeing a haze and a change in the color of the sun due to the continued wildfires out West. “Due to the fact that smoke particles are small and light, they can be transported hundreds if not a few thousand miles away from their source,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex DaSilva explained.

CSX Transportation has announced road closure in August at Swanton Hill for track repairs.

The Delta COVID-19 variant has been identified in Garrett County.

This week is the Maryland Buy Local Challenge. The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market: 2021 Summer Market is today from 10am – 1pm.

We’re so happy to see the State Parks holding events daily!

It’s an Animal Rescue! Garrett County Animal Shelter presentation at Friendsville Ruth Enlow Library today at 3pm.

The Gathering is tonight!

Live music continues outdoors at Wisp Resort! Tonight at 6:30pm is fan-favorite The Remedy.

 

Tuesday July 20

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 60. Light and variable wind.

Did you see the red sun last evening. According to Idaho News 2, this prolonged smoky haze from wildfires smoke filters out shorter wavelengths of light, leaving mostly red and orange wavelengths to shine through and be seen by the naked human eye.

Dear Readers — any idea if this print from 1990 painted by R. Pernell is worth anything? It’s the way the lake used to be. Your thoughts and memories are appreciated.

The Art & Wine Festival is the largest fundraiser of the year for HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) and many volunteers will be needed. Volunteer tasks will be set-up, wine pouring, security, silent auction, tear-down, and staffing the front gate, wine store, and information areas. Volunteers will receive free non-tasting admission and a festival t-shirt, or have the option to purchase a tasting ticket at a discounted price.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on proposed fishing regulations and penalty systems. Comments provide the department with additional information and perspectives.

All day at Alpine Lake Resort: 20% Off Lake House Rentals

Maybe I will see you at theBusiness Before Hours – State of the County 2021

If you need it, GoVax: Vaccine Schedule (Garrett County Health Department Clinic – Oakland Offices)

Today at 2pm is Lawyer in the Library (Free Legal Aid Clinic)

Make plans to participate virtually in the Meet the Good Guys: Beneficial bugs in the Garden session.

 

 

Monday July 19

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 79 and a low around 56. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Patchy fog after 3am.

I didn’t share yet about the “Tay in the Park” presentation I saw as part of the Victorian Chautauqua event last week. Well done, Mary McEwen!

Did you attend the Victorian Chautauqua event? Here is a quick survey if you’re so inclined to give feedback.

The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area’s Mini-Grant Program is now accepting applications. The mini-grant program is a one-to-one cash or in-kind matching grant for up to $3,000.00 designed to provide funding for non-capital projects including innovative exhibits, tours, events, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Heritage Area’s Management Plan.

The third of four Deep Creek Lake hydrilla herbicide treatments is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 20. A map showing the treatment locations as red polygons can be seen below:

Be sure to check out the Learning Beyond the Classroom: 2021 Summer Schedule. There are several neat activities planned.

The State Parks are happenin’ today: Handmade Crafts, a Wildflower Stroll, and Shellfies.

Also, early tomorrow – Tuesday – morning is the Business Before Hours – State of the County 2021 at Wisp Resort.

Friday July 16, Saturday July 17, Sunday July 18

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 83 and a low around 64. West wind 3 to 7 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday will be a mostly cloudy with a high near 80 and a low around 62. A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 11am. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 75 and a low around 59. West wind around 6 mph. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Stop and see the crew at the Trout’s House Seafood on Deep Creek Drive! They have gifts for a friend (or yourself) like Maryland T-shirts, Old Bay items, sides and seasonings, and mallets. See this week’s market pricing here. #itsatroutthing

The Ruth Enlow Library will be offering one-on-one tech help every Thursday — in Grantsville and Oakland — beginning on July 29.

My parent’s neighbor, the Pinetum Christmas Tree Farm, is celebrating the milestone of being a certified Tree Farm for more than 50 years! Congratulations! Learn more about the Pinetum owners’ family here and more about the Tree Farm program in Maryland here.

The Discovery Center is now open 10-5 daily!

Good morning from Ed O’Connor and family! Ahhh… what a great Deep Creek Lake view:

 

What’s New Around Town: The Klotz Corn Shack will be opening for the season Friday, July 16th, 2021. The hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30am-6pm and Sunday 9:30am-5pm (Closed on Tuesday’s).

There are several fun-sounding State Park events this weekend: Maybe Tracking and Stalking, or Bear Aware, or Alpha-bat Campfire
just to name a few!

Author Melanie Burgess! Story and Activities is today from

After a week of writing, participants from four separate workshops will take to the new stage in Mountain Lake Park for public reading — Reading In the Park.

Little Yough Summer Music Festival is tonight at 7pm under the pavilion — featuring Optimus Riff

Scott Alexander will also be at MoonShadow tonight at 7pm.

 

Thursday July 15

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 63. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. West wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Are you a Maryland resident over 18 years of age? The University of Maryland is conducting a public opinion survey: https://umaryland.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6M8XaCzYrmIgrT8

FYI – Backlogged E-ZPass & video tolls are now posting (from July 2020).

I stopped by Ryan’s Disc Golf Stop on Tuesday and owner Ryan Harlow shared some techniques and history with me. Disc golf is a great, relaxing game/sport for those of us who just like to be outside. It can be as serious or as casual as you’d like. Stop by and chat with Ryan (and the little puppers).

In Garrett County, COVID-19 contract tracing is continuing as positive cases increase slightly.

“No Pizza For You!” I received this email from my friend Ed 😋 this is a reminder that Brenda’s Pizzeria has been closing on Tuesdays — Mountain State Brewing is closed every Tuesday — UNO’s is closed Mondays and Tuesdays (until 4) — all due to staff shortages. Make sure you call ahead!

Butterflies and Wildflowers Walk at 1pm today.

Also, Where’d The Water Go? at 2pm.

It’s Alpine Lake Resort: Family Night — feed four (or more!) pizza, mac and cheese, salad and cookies for just $28.

The Everett Railroad presentation will be tonight at 7pm at the Oakland B&O.

It’s also the Little Yough Family Flicks movie tonight. At 8:30, the movie Scoob! will be under the pavilion.

Don’t forget the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center reopens tomorrow!

 

Wednesday July 14

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 61. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

The Garrett County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting yesterday — watch the live stream at your convenience.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is holding the Annual State of the County presentation by Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh. To register click HERE or contact Holly at 301-387-6171 or holly@garrettchamber.com.

The Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club is holding its annual blind camper week. During the summer, the club sets up tents for the students at Deep Creek Lake State Park, where they spend the days tubing on the lake and the nights roasting marshmallows by the fire. Local attractions also donate their facilities to allow the students to experience the fun of the mountain coaster, bumper cars, and go-carts.

This photo was taken of Ed King leading the group last night:

Did you know? Recipes from the Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market 2019 newsletters have been compiled into a downloadable booklet format.

Some of what is available at today’s market is listed below and you can view the full list for this week (Wednesday and Saturday) here:

Tomatoes, Green Bell Peppers, Green Beans, Berries, Honey Lip Balm, Pastured Pork products, Napa cabbage, Full Spectrum CBD oil, Water Bottle / Essential Carriers and Wine Glass Lanyards, Green Garlic, Microgreens, Hot Pepper Jelly, Flower Bouquets, Eggs, Lettuce, Whoopie Pies, Beef Jerky for Dog, Goats’ Mlk Soap, Lotion, Mizuna, Ramp Mustard, Aloe Plants, Spider Plants, Beef Sirloin Steaks and much more!!

Small Space Gardening Demos today from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The Friends of the Library Meeting is virtual tonight from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The director of the Ruth Enlow Library system, Thomas Vose, is doing a lot of neat things through the library.

I am planning to attend the Stage Wisp Concert tonight! It’s a fan favorite: The Hillbilly Gypsies.

 

Tuesday July 13

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83 and a low around 63. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch.

Here’s a view from the Railey Realty webcam this morning … perfection!

The Garrett County Commissioners have announced their upcoming public meeting agenda for July 20.

The Red Cross needs donors now — a blood shortage continues and a thousand blood donations are needed daily to prevent further delays in patient care.

The next collection in Garrett County is today in Oakland from 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Community Center at 975 Joni Miller Road. Also, an upcoming drive is in Accident on 7/19/2021 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Garrett College Career & Technology Training Center at 116 Industrial Park Drive.

Remember today is the Mountain Lake Park Town Election.

Nearby Alpine Lake Resort is offering 20% off all rentals all day on Tuesdays!

Outdoor Recreation Series is today from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

 

Monday July 12

The weather today will be sunny through mid morning, then becoming partly sunny, with a high near 82 and a low around 64. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 2am.

Thank you to Megan Rodabaugh for sending us this photo: “Sunset Through a Child’s Eyes”

At a meeting of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), the authority voted by unanimous vote to expand the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West (MMGTW) Heritage Areas boundary to include the property of 1249 Bumble Bee Road. This parcel, owned by the Garrett County Government, is managed and maintained by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club (DCLLC) and hosts a ball field, pavilion, dog park, ten miles of trails, and historical and art exhibits honoring the life of Garrett County’s first frontiersman, Meshach Browning.

Garrett County’s Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage area was awarded $168,483.00 in grants for the fiscal year 2022. By supporting capital projects and educational activities, the grants spark renewed interest in Maryland culture from residents and visitors, boosting tourism-related jobs.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced their 2021 photo contest with a $500 grand prize! The deadline is August 5.

Victorian Chautauqua continues this week with four different workshops Going Deeper / Telling Your Story Through Memoir & Personal Essays. The Art Of Playwriting, Young Creative Writing, and And That’s What Happened

Beginning today at 10:00 am join Healthy Parks Healthy People – Kickball (Day Use Ball Field).

Also, there is some exciting news about the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center! The DCLDC is reopening this Friday, July 16!

 

 

Friday July 9, Saturday July 10, Sunday July 11

The weather today will be a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 54. West wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday will be  slight chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 59. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday will be showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Learn about Garrett County Skies for July.

The Victorian Chautauqua event welcomes you to a full schedule of historical portrayals, lectures, live music, artisans and vendors, an antique market, Model T Fords, a high-wheeler cyclist, a street performer, tintype photography, food, historic property tours, and more. Under three large tents, you’ll enjoy two days of fun and the charm of a Chautauqua resort community founded in 1881.

To find the main entrance to the Victorian Chautauqua, enter 301 G Street, Mountain Lake Park, MD 21550 into your GPS.

Our events calendar has all of the details for both days of the event.

First Peoples Community FCU is bringing financial literacy education to over 4,013 students and residents in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia through free access to Banzai. Banzai is an award-winning online program and content library that allows users to practice real-world finance from the safety of their home or classroom using any internet-enabled device.

Fit with Jen Studio is holding a grand opening! Stop by Dry Dock Plaza from 2pm – 5pm to celebrate with raffles with fabulous prizes!

Today from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm is the GoVax: Vaccine Schedule at the Grantsville Offices.

Terra Alta, WV will be holding their 4th of July Celebration tonight beginning at 5:00 pm and tomorrow.

DC Duo in the Lakers Lounge tonight from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — no cover charge.

Outdoor live music is back in downtown Oakland! The Little Yough Summer Music Festival: Megan Jean and the KFB is tonight at 7pm.

Monster Truckz: Extreme Tour is just over the Garrett County border to the north. Looks like a good time!

Art In The Park is this weekend at the Deep Creek Lake State Park!

 

Thursday July 8

The weather will be a chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 and a low around 62. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Recent electrofishing surveys recently took place at Deep Creek Lake and Broadford Lake. Both showed healthy populations of fish, and Deep Creek Lake showed an excellent population of trophy-sized bluegills and largemouth bass. A standout at Broadford Lake was the population of large crappie waiting for anglers.

A reminder that all local lakes are monitored for water quality by the Garrett County Health Department. If the E. coli count is above the threshold recommended by the US EPA, then a swim advisory will be posted on the beach. See current advisories at the state website.

BE SURE TO BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR … the upcoming events can be found by using the magnifying glass at the top of the page or by using the menu under “Activities & Entertainment”

Trout’s House Seafood has Maryland steamed crabs but also fresh seafood like scallops, shrimp and oysters. See this week’s market pricing here.

There are still some great deals to be had in our online marketplace! Check it out!

There is another Sheriff’s Office hiring event today.

Join the adult book club at 11:30am in Accident.

Little Yough Family Flicks is tonight! Rain or shine under the pavilion!

 

Wednesday July 7

The weather today will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83 and a low around 62. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

From the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department: on July 5, 2021, deputies recovered a plastic tool chest containing various power tools and other miscellaneous tools in Mountain Lake Park. The owner can contact Captain Zimmerman at the Sheriff’s Office at 301-334-1911, to claim ownership and provide a description of the tools.

The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area is sponsoring an area photo contest! You can win a copy of the Postcard History Series of Garrett County, by Albert Feldstein. Click Here for all of the details and rules to enter.

Have you entered the July 2021 “Where Am I?” contest? Correct answers are entered to win a $25 Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub gift card!

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults aged 17-25 in extensive conservation, environmental and natural resources management projects across the state. The department seeks to hire 35 full-time members who will work on seven teams for an 11-month period, beginning in late September 2021.

Today is Pet Day at Sang Run State Park.

Want It Wednesday!

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

There are several events happening today at Deep Creek Lake State Park and Sang Run State Park: Today at 1:00 amDead or Alive and Small Space Gardening Demos

Adopt a Reading Buddy in Friendsville today from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Don’t forget The Gathering at Oakland Church of the Nazarene tonight.

ANDDDDDDD …. drumroll, please ….. live music is *officially* back this week: Stage Wisp: The Halftime String Band at Wisp Resort tonight.

 

Tuesday July 6

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 84 and a low around 64. West wind around 7 mph.

A big welcome to our newest advertiser: Cabin Lodge Grill! The Cabin Lodge Grill features a variety of specialty eats such as their famous Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, chicken & waffle cones and bacon-wrapped slaw dogs. The Grill is located beside Lakeside Creamery and accessible by boat or car. Open daily from 11am – 3pm.

Garrett Regional Medical Center has reported the June 2021 weather averages: a 78.8 high-temperature average, 59,6 low-temperature average, and 3.59 inches of precipitation.

The Community Development Network will host virtual meetings in each region highlighting the Housing Needs Assessment & 10 Year Plan to begin advocacy discussions for next year on opportunities and challenges throughout the state. All community development nonprofits, community action agencies, main streets, housing counseling organizations, and elected officials and public agencies are welcome to attend tomorrow to discuss Western Maryland.

Here’s more info about hiking to Maryland’s highest point: Hoye-Crest.

GoVax Garrett County Health Department Clinic at the Oakland Offices.

At 7:00 pm tonight there is a Lavender Wreath Making Class.

A reminder for tomorrow’s Sheriff’s Department Hiring Event — stop in from

The Ruth Enlow Library Summer Reading Club 2021 – “Tails and Tales” – began this year with a kick-off presented by Reptile Wonders! With 500 people combined in attendance at the two shows in Oakland and Grantsville on Wednesday, June 30th, Reptile Wonders was a hit!

 

 

 

 

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Thursday July 22

The weather today will be patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 73 and a low around 52. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Congratulations to my first employer and friends, Don and Amy Nemith! They are celebrating 40...

Wednesday July 21

The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms and a widespread haze mainly before 2pm. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 53. Light west wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph....

Tuesday July 20

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 60. Light and variable wind. Did you see the red sun last evening. According to Idaho News 2, this prolonged smoky haze from wildfires smoke filters out shorter wavelengths of light, leaving mostly...

Monday July 19

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 79 and a low around 56. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Patchy fog after 3am. I didn't share yet about...

Friday July 16, Saturday July 17, Sunday July 18

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 83 and a low around 64. West wind 3 to 7 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday will be a mostly cloudy with a high near 80 and a low around 62. A chance of showers,...

Thursday July 15

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 63. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. West wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Are you a Maryland resident over 18 years of age? The University of Maryland is...

Wednesday July 14

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 61. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. The Garrett County Board of Education held its regular monthly...

Tuesday July 13

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83 and a low around 63. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch. Here's a view from the...

Monday July 12

The weather today will be sunny through mid morning, then becoming partly sunny, with a high near 82 and a low around 64. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a...

Friday July 9, Saturday July 10, Sunday July 11

The weather today will be a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 54. West wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is...

Thursday July 8

The weather will be a chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 and a low around 62. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New...

Wednesday July 7

The weather today will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83 and a low around 62. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. From the Garrett County Sheriff's...

Tuesday July 6

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 84 and a low around 64. West wind around 7 mph. A big welcome to our newest advertiser: Cabin Lodge Grill! The Cabin Lodge Grill features a variety of specialty eats such as their famous Nashville hot chicken...

Monday July 5

The weather will be mostly sunny with a high near 82 and a low around 62. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Did you watch the fireworks display last night? We watched from the hillside across McHenry Cove. Penn Alps is having a lunch special for the observed holiday today --...

Friday July 2, Saturday July 3, Sunday July 4

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 66 and a low around 51. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Saturday will be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a slight chance of showers. A...

Thursday July 1

The weather today will be showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 69 and low around 57. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Patchy fog after 5am. We've created a page...

Wednesday June 30

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 82 and a low around 63. Showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Patchy fog after 3am. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher...

Tuesday June 29

The weather today will be increasing clouds with a high near 85 and a low around 65. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Come join the Deep Creek Lavender Farm for an...

Monday June 28

The weather today will be partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after 2pm. A high near 82 and a low around 64 Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Garrett County Government is planning to celebrate the county's...

Friday June 25, Saturday June 26, Sunday June 27

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 78 and a low around 59. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Saturday will be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. A high near 81 and a low around 63. Southwest...

Thursday June 24

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 73 and a low around 52. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. My friend Maureen has started a new blog. Check out her musings on food and mental health in Garrett County under our latest cover story!...

Wednesday June 23

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 69 and a low around 50. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph. I hope you like the new home page layout! We have a new rental by owner listed on the site - check out Bear Creek Cabin in Accident. HART has a new DVM at...

Tuesday June 22

The weather today will be showers, mainly before 11am. High near 64 and a low around 43. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. I love waking up to...

Monday June 21

Happy First Day of Summer! The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. High near 81 and a low around 55. Southwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%....

Friday June 18, Saturday June 19, Sunday June 20

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78 and a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm tonight. Saturday showers likely with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74 and a...

Thursday June 17

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 69 and a low around 50. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Trout's House Seafood has specialty Smith Island cakes for sale this weekend -- you can buy the whole cake or buy just a slice. Original...

Wednesday June 16

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 66 and a low around 42. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Did you know the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is coming to Deep Creek Lake? The soloists will perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons &...

Tuesday June 15

The weather today will be sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. A high near 67 and a low of 46. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Garrett 8 Cinemas is REOPENING FRIDAY 6/25! Pine Lodge Steakhouse are now open during the...

Monday June 14

Happy Flag Day! 🇺🇸 The weather today patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76 and a low around 53. West wind 3 to 7 mph. A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. There is a 1997 boat...

Friday June 11, Saturday June 12, Sunday June 13

The weather today will be showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 66 and low around 56. Patchy fog after 3am. East wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in...