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Friday July 19, Saturday July 20, Sunday July 21

It looks like it will be an excellent weekend! The weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high near 85 and a low around 71. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 84 and a low around 71. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 82 and a low around 67. A chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, mainly after 2pm.

It’s not very often we have a heat advisory from the National Weather Service but from noon today to 8:00pm on Saturday: the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Have we mentioned how much we love Deep Creek Lake?

Holly Slusser Kern‎ Sunrise at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Garrett County Government was honored with a silver award for worksite wellness.

A big “welcome” goes out to our newest advertiser, Rob Michael, CLU. Rob is Oakland’s State Farm insurance agent offering auto, home, and life policies. I can personally vouch for the attention and expertise of his office as I am requoting some of my policies this week. His number is 301-334-3774.

There are limited tickets available for the meet and greet with pianist Thomas Pandolfi on Sunday afternoon. His concert, A Night with Chopin, begins after the reception at 6pm.

More events and entertainment are happening this weekend: 31st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Brant Mine Hike, Summer Reading Club: Nocturnal Animals, Aquatic Adventures, Dancehall Vinyasa, Terah Crawford & Scott Alexander at Sipside Lounge, Kelly Lynott at Black Bear Tavern, Old Time Jams, Rise and Recover Yoga, Little Yough Summer Music Festival – Blue Steel, Our Town Theatre presents, “The Stone in the Road”, 18 Strings at MoonShadow, DJ Leroy & the Mechanical Bull at Black Bear Tavern, Friendsville Town-Wide Yard Sale, Farmers Market, Summer Reading Club: Star Wars Saturday!, Herp Walk at the Discovery Center, EMANATE yoga, VIBE Restorative Yoga, Baer Bones at Black Bear Tavern, The Masons at Smoke N Mirrors Gallery, Karen Lau, cello; Brent Weber, saxophone/bassoon; and Joseph Yungen, piano at Penn Alps, Howl at the Moon, Campfire Program – Snakes of Maryland at the Discovery Center, Independent State at MoonShadow and MORE!

My friend Jessica Fike featured me, my marketing business, and Deep Creek Times on her vlog. We have just too much fun at Deep Creek!

You’ve probably seen the FaceApp across your social media where friends are using it to “age” themselves about 40 years — but KDKA news is announcing there are red flags. Using the app allows the company to modify, reproduce and publish your picture with no limits. Be careful!

Jazzercise Oakland is offering an introductory special now through August 18th. Try unlimited classes for ten days for just $39! Classes range from high impact/intensity to low impact/intensity and dance cardio to strength training.  Get more information at www.jazzercise.com/10for39.

Just a quick note to let you know about the latest Wildfulness podcast episode is on rye whiskey in Western MD and Melky Miller’s Accident Distillery.

The Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club is holding a camp on Deep Creek Lake Jul 22-25 for visually-impaired kids. There will be tubing, fun at the Wisp and lots of other great activities! Everything is taken care of by the Club, all you have to do is arrange for transport and chaperone! Food, fun, and camping! Contact Chris for more details!

Thursday July 18

Good Morning! My apologies for getting off schedule yesterday … apparently, my Wednesday post did not publish! Dear Readers, please help me stay on track and let us know if you see any issues.

The weather for today will be partly sunny with a high near 77 and a low around 67. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.

What an awesome image captured by Vicki Schwinabart last night! I love it!

Vicki Schwinabart Rainbow at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Don’t forget to check our events and entertainment pages for all of the things to do in Deep Creek through the weekend!

What local feature is located at the following GPS coordinates?
N 39° 30.656 W 079° 19.351
17S E 644209 N 4374821

Well, it’s “a chubby chainsaw bear” eating an enormous ice cream cone listed on Waymarking.com. Using GPS coordinates, geocaching or waymarking documents places in the physical world and can be a fun family activity!

The 2019 black bear hunt lottery is now open; 800 applicants across Garrett, Allegany and Washington Counties will receive a permit valid for the five-day hunting season in late October.

The 2019 Deep Creek Art, Beer, and Wine Festival is looking for volunteers! Sign up on at www.DeepCreekWineFest.com: Volunteers will be given a festival t-shirt, free non-tasting entrance into the festival, a discounted tasting ticket only available to those who volunteer, and food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Volunteer at the Deep Creek Art, Beer & Wine Festival

Also, Michelle R. with the Town of Oakland is still in need of at least two volunteers for this week’s Little Yough Concert Blue Steel. If anyone can help out, call Michelle at 301-334-2691.

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has started repairs on U.S. 50. Currently, there is a detour in place as the road had washed away in late June due to high waters. The repairs are estimated to be completed by August 2, 2019.

Wednesday July 17

The weather for today will be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 80 and a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 80% and new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thanks to Jenny Dayton for sharing this photo with us! What a great week to be at Deep Creek Lake.

Jenny Dayton Yoga on Deep Creek Lake, MD

 

Tuesday July 16

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a low around 68. A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm.

Thanks to Sean Dobich for sharing this early morning kayaking photo at Deep Creek Lake, MD:

Sean Dobich Kayaking at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Summer Reading Club is today at the Accident branch from 11:00am-12:00pm. Ruth Enlow Library Director Thomas Vose will present lunar samples from NASA!

Are you or a loved one impacted by cancer? Join the Cancer Support Group tonight at Garrett Regional Medical Center.

The Garrett County Health Department participated in a two-year research project on the implementation of Play Streets events in rural communities, with researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Public Health at Baylor University. Garrett County is featured in the Guide to Implementing Play Streets in Rural Communities.

We don’t usually see such serious criminal charges here on the mountaintop; here’s the latest from an incident this weekend: Garrett County resident Cody Andrew Upole was charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree rape and first and second-degree assault, following an incident in the area of Pine Drive, off Gorman road late Sunday. Upole was being held in the Garrett County Jail.

The third of four scheduled Deep Creek Lake hydrilla herbicide treatments has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 24. This date change is due to positive monitoring results. Treatment dates are always subject to change due to weather conditions.

The next meeting of the Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board is scheduled for 6 p.m. on July 29 at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center, 898 State Park Road, Swanton, Maryland 21561.

Here’s a nice write-up of the Chautauqua “Then and Now” festival held recently in Mountain Lake Park.

Monday July 15

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 79 and a low around 62. It’s going to be a beautiful day!

Driving back home last night, I couldn’t help but pull over for a sunset photo!

Subaru and Bikes Sunset Photo

Season 2 of “Deep Creek” on SnapChat has launched — you can find it on the Discovery page of the app.

The Maryland Trek is coming up! Meteorologist Justin Berk begins wanted to use this platform to “do something good”. So, he treks from Western Maryland (beginning at Wisp Resort) all the way to the Eastern Shore to empower and encourage kids with cancer.

Allegany and Garrett Counties will be the recipients of hundreds of thousands of dollars in Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grants, which support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development, and tourism-related job creation. In Garrett County, funding will go toward a management grant to the Mayor and Town Council of Oakland, Oakland Heritage Trail improvements, and to the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce to promote Deep Creek Lake.

WNAT: a new sign has been installed recognizing the contributions made by individuals and groups to improve the Lion’s Club park on Bumble Bee Road.

Get outside today!

Learn about Weed or Wildflowers at New Germany State Park this morning at 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Bring your work gloves, kneeling pads, weeding tools, and some elbow grease to help remove unwanted plants from our native plant garden. Please come prepared with your own insect spray, sunscreen and water.

Or, at 10am, visit the Discovery Center for Fishing with the Naturalist at 10am (for kids 7 and up – $4/each) and Seed Starting 101 at 2pm.

Enjoy your week!

Friday July 12, Saturday July 13, Sunday July 14

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 and a low around 59. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 75 and a low around 60. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon; chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thanks to Andrew Gibson for this adorable photo — the dark clouds always get better with some ice cream by the lake!

Andrew Gibson eating ice cream at Deep Creek Lake, MD

As always there are several music acts this weekend – check out the details in our entertainment guide.

It’s a Saturday of chicken! Oakland VFD and Bittinger VFD are having their BBQ Chicken Dinners. YUM!

An interesting event, Wilderness Wayfinding will be at New Germany State Park on Saturday at 3:00pm — learn how to navigate the old-fashioned way — without GPS.

More state park events are going on this weekend like Art in the Park! Held Saturday July 13th 2019 from 10am-5pm and Sunday July 14th from 10am-4pm Art in the Park is a juried art event located in Deep Creek Lake State Park with 50+ vendors each year!

On Sunday nearby Cumberland, Maryland hosts the 2019 Cumberland Pride Festival.

Hospice of Garrett County is looking for “Inmates” for their 2019 Jail and Bail at the Garrett County Agricultural Fair! If you or your organization would like to support Hospice for an evening serving in the “jail cell” raising funds for bail (from 6:00 to 9:00 pm) please call Donna at 301.334.5151.

A friend of mine will be taking part in the Beachbody Classic Physique Competition live today July 12 at 5:45PM ET — you can watch here: https://livestream.com/Beachbody/classic

Here’s more information about hiking, biking and paddling the Eastern Continental Divide Loop. Click on the link to enlarge the photo –it’s pretty cool!

The Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission is accepting nominations to celebrate significant achievements that represent or inspire collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact. Nominate an individual or business today.

Our Deep Creek Lake, MD temperature gauge looks to be reading at about 76 degrees and the Maryland State Fishing report is here.

Downtown Oakland has a new mural thanks to local Girl Scout Troop 55004 and the GOBA Green Team.

The US Census Bureau is hiring for census takers (enumerators). The pay is $18.50/hour and the details can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs

The Town of Oakland has authorized a “smoke test” to test the integrity of the sewer system — the smoke is non-toxic, odorless, non-staining, and is not a fire hazard. The tests will be performed July 15, 2019 through August 9, 2019. For additional information or to report a resident with respiratory issues and immobility, contact Gwen Evans at 301-334-2691.

Thursday July 11

The weather for today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 and a low of 63. A chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms most of the day.

Here’s a great photo of life at the Lake from Eric Tatum:

Eric Tatum Hammocking at Deep Creek Lake, MD

An Opportunity Youth Community Engagement Forum will be held (for adults 16-24 who are not in school nor employed) today, July 11th, from 1 to 2:30 PM at the Senior Center in Grantsville.

The Deep Creek Lake Fire Tower is open today from 1:00pm-3:00pm for self-guided hikes.

Auditions for the next Our Town Theatre children’s show will be held tonight and tomorrow from 5-7 pm at the theatre! Production dates are July 18-20. Anyone who will be in grades kindergarten-12 in the 2019-2020 school year is invited to participate! Auditions are very informal and no materials are needed.

Enjoy an evening under the stars watching the original Little Mermaid tonight; beginning at dusk at the Oakland Mountain Fresh Pavilion.

There is a new hot tub listed for sale in our Online Marketplace (under “Hot Tubs”):

The kids at Camp Caring (a camp for students with disabilities held this week at Southern Middle School) got to see a demonstration by Maryland Trooper 5 helicopter and other fire and EMS providers. I saw Troper 5 fly overhead in Oakland yesterday… pretty cool.

The Garrett County Government has entered into an agreement with Maryland Environmental Service (MES) to operate the County’s water and wastewater treatment plants as of August 5, 2019. This will reduce the County’s labor force by thirteen positions; however, any affected employees will have the opportunity to apply with preferential consideration for similar positions with MES, or to apply for other positions that may be open within the County or throughout MES’ extensive area-wide operations.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps (for young adults ages 17-25) for training 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 2019.

Wednesday July 10

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 abd a low around 66. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.

Thanks to Alex DePerro for sharing this photo from his weekend with us:

Alex DePerro Swimming in Deep Creek Lake, MD

The next Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Marketing Roundtable is today at 11 am. The presenter will be the Maryland Department of Natural Resources representatives giving an overview of Garrett County’s newest state parks: Sang Run and Wolf Den.

The farmer’s market is today at 10am — we are seeing the first green and red peppers at the market.

Along with a few other events and Discovery Center happenings, the Stage Wisp Concert Series continues tonight with Optimus Riff.

Speaking of Wisp Resort, the new General Manager has been named: Ron Hawkes will replace Jerry Geisler who is retiring after 45 years.

Check out this video on Maryland State Parks — truly an “America in Miniature”

Tuesday July 9

The weather today will be sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63.

Thanks to Dee Dave for sending in this photo of her “deer” friend making herself at home:

Speaking of Deer … and, this was actually unintentional …

Did you know that Deer Park water was THAT Deer Park? As in, Deer Park or Oakland, Maryland.
(From the Deer Park water website: https://www.deerparkwater.com/our-story)

“In 1873, the Deer Park Hotel opened its doors to visitors traveling to the oh-so-beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Built as a premier resort and spa, the hotel quickly added “natural spring” to its list of amenities. They began bottling water from nearby Boiling Spring (named for appearance, not temperature) for guests to enjoy — including famous folks like Presidents Cleveland and Taft. But the hospitality of the Deer Park Brand didn’t stop there.1905-deer-park-for-train-passengers

The water was popular with hotel guests — so popular, in fact, they asked the B&O Railroad to start serving it on their trains. And, just like that, the railroad began to offer Deer Park Brand Natural Spring Water in their dining cars around 1905. The half-gallon glass bottles were labeled “Not For Sale” — a treat that was reserved for passengers only.  One hundred sixty gallons of Deer Park Brand water were served daily.  (Talk about H2O on the go!)

Interest in the Deer Park Hotel declined over the years when cool, mountain air in the summertime was no longer considered a commodity (thanks, AC).  Eventually, the resort was shut down, and in 1966, the Boiling Spring Holding Corporation bought the spring and surrounding land from the B&O Railroad.  The corporation laid the foundation for a new bottled water company: Deer Park Spring Water, Inc.

Today, the Deer Park Brand continues to spread refreshment throughout this great region. While we no longer bottle our natural spring water from the famous Boiling Spring, we’ve expanded our reach further than ever before, sourcing water from 13 springs across four states. These springs continue to keep the folks refreshed — and ensure the Deer Park legacy lives on for centuries to come.”

But, this bottle I had in my kitchen still says “… sources: springs located in … Oakland, MD”. A neat local story!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a Ladies’ Night Out in Downtown Oakland tonight! From 4:30pm-7:30pm, there will be shopping and dining specials all evening!

The third hydrilla treatment will take place on July 16. Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrilla) is a listed noxious weed defined as any plant designated by a Federal, State or county government as injurious to public health, agriculture, recreation, wildlife or property. Hydrilla has adapted to grow under low light conditions, which gives it the ability to colonize deeper water. Learn more from the MD DNR.

At last night’s Garrett County Commissioners meeting, a Proclamation was made that July 2019 is Garrett County Lake Appreciation month. Also, Mark Widmyer from the Governor’s Office issued a state Proclamation.

The Mountain Maryland Music Institute is offering choral, elementary choral, middle school instrumental and high school instrumental sessions and camps. Contact Dr. Sean Beachy, director of the Mountain Maryland Music Institute, at 301-387-3106 or sean.beachy@garrettcollege.edu for upcoming session information.

Please note the color theme for the 2019 Garrett County Agricultural Fair photography exhibition is purple but there was a misprint in the premium book saying it was orange. Thus, BOTH purple and orange entries will be accepted. The premium book with all the details can be found here.

Monday July 8

We hope you had a great holiday weekend! Now back to it!

The weather for today will be cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 60. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm as well as later on in the evening.

https://www.instagram.com/cravencakes/ shared this photo with us:
#Glowsticks and #fireworks never get old, only you do.🤪 #78andgreat #myhero #dcl #dct#deepcreeklake #deepcreeklakemd

FYI – beginning October 1st, the Maryland Department of Health is banning the use of tanning beds by anyone under the age of 18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that if no one younger than 18 ever used a tanning bed, 61,839 melanomas and 6,735 deaths from melanoma could be prevented annually.

Also, another reminder that on October 1st, the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products in the state of Maryland will be 21.

Shared by Deep Creek POA: It goes without saying that being the captain of a boat comes with great responsibility, especially if you’re at the wheel while towing a rider. But as wakesurfing—and with it the number of wakesurf-specific boats on the water—has grown during the past decade, so has the number of incidents that could have been avoided if captains had been more aware of not only local rules and laws but exercised common-sense cordiality.

Congressman David Trone (MD-06) recently announced $170 million in funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), an increase of $5 million from the previous year’s funding from Congress. ARC funds projects in the Appalachian Region to promote economic development, education and job training, critical infrastructure, and community development. This funding includes $10 million to develop workforce reentry strategies for those recovering from a substance use disorder and $10 million to spur high-speed broadband deployment.

In Case You Missed It:
The “Chautauqua, Then and Now” festival was held this past weekend to packed crowds in Mountain Lake Park. Local Mark Stutzman has created this four-part documentary on the movement: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6026664?fbclid=IwAR1MW91VP6dox_GO9Mn2qFBuzp_hzQl1ZPWLiSp3p6nTCa9Eg8KwBIJ_NL4

Friday July 5, Saturday July 6, Sunday July 7

The weather for the weekend (each of the next three days) will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 and a low around 65. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

We were able to see the fireworks last night! It was a gorgeous show – here’s a photo I caught:
Deep Creek Lake, MD Fireworks
It’s another busy weekend with events and entertainment.

Starting today is the Chautauqua “Then and Now” Festival – a very special festival to be held in Mountain Lake Park, MD, the original home of Chautauqua in Maryland. Three full days of activities and special presentations and each evening, the activities will conclude with interactive presentations from Maryland Humanities Chautauqua 2019, “Making Waves.”

Tonight is the Roots: Yoga and Movement Studio Ribbon Cutting at 4:00 pm and the celebration will continue as Roots welcomes clients and guests to their Grand Re-Opening at the new location and One-year Anniversary Block Party style with their neighbors. Then, the night ends with an 80’s Night Black Light Party.

For entertainment tonight, there is Paul Burger at Black Bear Tavern at 6:00 pm, Old Time Jams at the New Germany Lake House at 6:30 pm, Gilbert Lee at MoonShadow at 8pm, and Center Fire at Black Bear Tavern at 10pm.

24th Annual Deep Creek Lake BULL RIDE MANIA RODEO tonight ant tomorrow evening. 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Events include Bullriding, Girls Barrel Racing, and Girls Breakaway Roping.

Tomorrow is the nearby Terra Alta July Demolition Derby 2019 beginning at 2:30pm. Also, the Deep Creek Lake Lions Boat Parade begins at 7:00 pm. Spectators at the judging stations will vote for their favorite boats, and prizes will be awarded in a number of categories, with a Grand Prize consisting of a custom-designed Winner’s Pennant and trophy.

Note that there are specific Personal Watercraft (PWC) Regulations on Deep Creek Lake —  “PWC and hover crafts may not be operated on the lake between 11 am and 4 pm from Saturday-Monday of Memorial Day weekend. This also applies to the Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from July 1 through Labor Day.”

Relax and enjoy your holiday weekend but note there is a public meeting at the Deer Park Town Hall on Monday at 6:30pm. Then, the following morning is the Annual State of Garrett County to be presented on Tuesday,  July 9th at 8am in the Crawford Room at Wisp Resort. The morning will begin with networking and breakfast at 8:00 am and the Commissioner’s presentation from 8:30 am – 9:30 am.

Have a safe weekend! 🇺🇸

Thursday July 4

Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

The weather for today will be partly sunny, with a high near 78. A chance of showers before noon and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Showers mainly before 8pm …. so they say.

Fingers crossed again that the “Fire on the Mountain” fireworks display goes off successfully tonight at dusk.

The best views are along 219 and, I will remind you the robotics team is fundraising by selling parking at The Lodges at Sunset Village and the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Both excellent viewing locations.

Also, we wanted to mention the Deep Creek Discovery center will be offering Fire Tower tours every Thursday in July (from 1:00 to 3:00) — see one of the best views of Deep Creek Lake this afternoon!

If your pet is new and hasn’t been exposed to fireworks yet, remember he or she may have trouble. If the noise and/or light is giving your pet anxiety:

  1. Act normally around your dog. Pretend as though the fireworks aren’t happening.
  2. Play white sound or music.
  3. Close the curtains.
  4. Distract your dog with a game or a puzzle treat.
  5. Put a Thundershirt on your dog.
  6. Make an anti-anxiety wrap out of an elastic bandage.
  7. Keep the dog on a leash if you go outside.

Remember not everyone (and every pet) likes fireworks.

We wish you each a safe and memorable Independence Day!

Wednesday June 3

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and a low around 65. Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon.

For your Independence Day, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a low of 66. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 5 and 9pm. Fingers crossed the fireworks will happen in McHenry — if not, the rain date is July 5.

Thanks to @kofishski on Instagram for this great shot from a kayak on Deep Creek Lake.

kofishski watching the sun rise through the fogg by kayak

Is everyone is on “holiday-time” or is it just me?

According to AccuWeather Global Weather Center, today will be the busiest travel day for the July 4th holiday. But, notes, if you’re heading back to Washington, D.C. on Sunday, they say the worst time to travel in the city will be between 10:30am – 12:30pm.

This morning, the Farmer’s Market begins at 10:00am. This week we should see the first sweet corn and tomatoes.

Stage Wisp Kickoff Double-Header with Hillbilly Gypsies tonight — it’s a double-header on the 3rd & 4th of July beginning at 6pm. Check out the Farmers/Silly/Art Market before the show and bring your lawn chairs and a blanket.

If you’re on the Southern-end of the county, the Broadford Park Fireworks are tonight at dusk! Admission is $3 per person, children 8 and under $1. The Community Concert Band and an octet of singers from the Choral Society will be performing at Pavilion #1.

Check out the July Cover Story feature on downtown Oakland.

Looking for something low-key – out of the rain – and accessible for everyone? Try the local barn quilt tour — celebrating our farms, barns, & quilting culture in our beautiful Appalachian mountains.

The high school robotics team, Team 1629 Garrett Coalition – GaCo, is in need of CLEAN empty plastic bottles (without caps) 16oz-2 liters for rocket launching demonstrations on July 4th. Will you drop off your bottles at Wayne’s Water ‘N Wells (19139 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD 21550) from 8am-5pm?

Tuesday July 2

The weather for today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 and a low around 65. Scattered thunderstorms this evening.

If you see my husband Kenny today, wish him a happy 40th birthday!

Paddleboarding on Deep Creek sent into us by Tyler Smith:

The local Cancer Support Group meets tonight at 6:30 pm in the hospital boardroom. It is open to everyone – people with cancer, caregivers, kids, relatives, friends, anyone. We sit and vent and laugh and eat, etc. and it is very informal and comforting.

Sipside Lounge is holding ladies lounge — featuring 25% off all glasses of wine with bottomless chocolate plus door prizes.

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629, the Garrett Coalition (GaCo), will be providing parking to view the Fire on the Mountains Fireworks display on July 4 at two locations in the McHenry area. GaCo will provide parking across adjacent to the Garrett County Fairgrounds as well as at the Fairgrounds parking lot on the Mosser Road entrance.

Garrett College has announced recent honor students for Spring 2019.

Recent county tobacco compliance checks found a compliance rate of 96%.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the awarding of $30.9 million in grants to local communities to implement projects that will restore local waterways, increase climate resilience, and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. A map of nearby projects and list of awardees for Fiscal Year 2020 is available online. Also, to streamline the grant application and management process, the department created a “Grants Gateway” to provide a single entry point to access funding for innovative, local projects.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal reminds the public of the dangers of legal and illegal fireworks. Click here for a list of permitted, professional fireworks displays across the State of Maryland this holiday season.

 

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Thursday July 18

Good Morning! My apologies for getting off schedule yesterday ... apparently, my Wednesday post did not publish! Dear Readers, please help me stay on track and let us know if you see any issues. The weather for today will be partly sunny with a high near 77 and a low...

Wednesday July 17

The weather for today will be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 80 and a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 80% and new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Thanks to Jenny Dayton for sharing this...

Tuesday July 16

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a low around 68. A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Thanks to Sean Dobich for sharing this early morning kayaking photo at Deep Creek Lake, MD: The Summer Reading Club is...

Monday July 15

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 79 and a low around 62. It's going to be a beautiful day! Driving back home last night, I couldn't help but pull over for a sunset photo! Season 2 of "Deep Creek" on SnapChat has launched -- you can find it on the...

Friday July 12, Saturday July 13, Sunday July 14

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 and a low around 59. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 75 and a low around 60. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after...

Thursday July 11

The weather for today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 and a low of 63. A chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms most of the day. Here's a great photo of life at the Lake from Eric Tatum: An Opportunity Youth Community Engagement Forum will be held...

Wednesday July 10

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 abd a low around 66. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Thanks to Alex DePerro for sharing this photo from his weekend with us: The next Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Marketing Roundtable is...

Tuesday July 9

The weather today will be sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63. Thanks to Dee Dave for sending in this photo of her "deer" friend making herself at home: Speaking of Deer ... and, this was actually unintentional ... Did you know that Deer Park water was THAT...

Monday July 8

We hope you had a great holiday weekend! Now back to it! The weather for today will be cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 60. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm as well as later on in the evening....

Friday July 5, Saturday July 6, Sunday July 7

The weather for the weekend (each of the next three days) will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 and a low around 65. Showers and thunderstorms likely. We were able to see the fireworks last night! It was a gorgeous show - here's a photo I caught: It's another...

Thursday July 4

Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 The weather for today will be partly sunny, with a high near 78. A chance of showers before noon and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Showers mainly before 8pm .... so they say....

Wednesday June 3

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 80 and a low around 65. Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. For your Independence Day, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 and a low of 66. Showers and thunderstorms...

Tuesday July 2

The weather for today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 and a low around 65. Scattered thunderstorms this evening. If you see my husband Kenny today, wish him a happy 40th birthday! Paddleboarding on Deep Creek sent into us by Tyler Smith: The local Cancer...

Monday July 1

The weather for today will be sunny, with a high near 78 and a low around 62. The weekend was very humid and we had some crazy lightning, thunder and "gully-washing" rains on Saturday night. I know there were several flooded roads in the southern end of the county so...

Friday June 28, Saturday June 29, Sunday June 30

The weather for today will be mostly sunny with isolated thunderstorms; a high of 82 and a low of 64. Saturday and Sunday are also mostly sunny with isolated thunderstorms -- highs in the upper 70s and lows at 64 and 59, respectively. Thanks to Meredith Pagenhardt for...

Thursday June 27

The weather for today will be isolated showers before 9am and again after 4pm. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63. Somehow I was up with the sunrise today and captured this recording of the Railey Realty webcam ... wish you were here ......

Wednesday June 26

The weather for today will be sunny with a high near 78 and a low around 62. Isolated showers and thunderstorms tonight before 10pm. Get your fresh veggies at the Farmer's Market this morning -- beginning at 10am in Downtown Oakland, At 6pm tonight is the Airmen of...

Tuesday June 25

The weather for today will be partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 58. This is how Ian Morlok spent some time at Deep Creek Lake,  MD  over the weekend: Garrett College will hold the Verso Resource & Success Fair today from 9 AM to noon (don't be...

Monday June 24

Wow, what a great weekend! ...we saw a few gorgeous days after what *seemed like* 40 days of rain. The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms also possible after noon. High near 74 and a low around 61. Southwest wind 8 to 13...

Friday June 21, Saturday June 22, Sunday June 23

Happy First Day of Summer! FRI-YAY! The weather for today will be partly sunny with a high near 64 and a low around 50. Northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 55. Sunday will be...

Thursday June 20

The weather today will be cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 57. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am with some of the storms producing a heavy rain. Here's a photo I captured on the way home last night. It had been raining off and on all...

Wednesday June 19

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 73 and a low of 64. A chance of showers and thunderstorms most of the day -- the chance of precipitation is 60%-70%. Wednesdays are pretty busy with the Farmer's Market beginning at 10 am, locals night at...

Tuesday June 18

The weather for today will be cloudy with a chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. A high near 68. Tonight will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight; just a chance of showers after midnight. Low around 63. Have...

Monday June 17

The weather today will be cloudy with showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. A high near 71 and a low around 64. A special thanks to Linda Dacierno for sharing her sunrise view: Troopers from the McHenry Barrack are currently investigating the theft of...

Friday June 14, Saturday June 15, Sunday June 16

The weather for today is cool: sunny, with a high near 63 and a low around 53. West wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72 and a low around 64. Sunday will be showers mainly before 10am. High near 73 and a...

Thursday June 13

The weather for today will be showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon; a high near 61 and a low around 44. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Tonight is the first Pocket Park movie of the season! Mary Poppins Returns will...

Wednesday June 12

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 53. Showers possible after 3am. Southeast wind 11 to 15 mph. Wow. By photographer Gordon Fisher: The Grand Opening for the Believe in Tomorrow home is today from 3-5pm. Stop by if you can....

Tuesday June 11

The weather today will be SUNNY! A high near 65 and a low around 49. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Today is the last day of school for Garrett County Public School students! Also, apparently it's National Corn on the Cob Day and National German...

Monday June 10

The weather for today will be scattered showers (possibly a thunderstorm after noon) with a high near 69 and a low around 49. "Through the Willows" was shared with us by @bstuck1 on Instagram. Tomorrow is the last day of school for Garrett County students! Have a...

Friday June 7, Saturday June 8, Sunday June 9

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 72 and a low around 57. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 73 and a low around 57. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. High near 67 and...

 

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