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 April 9, Saturday April 10, Sunday April 11

The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 66 and a low around 47. A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then patchy drizzle after 4am. Southeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday will be patchy drizzle before noon, then a slight chance of showers between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 68 and low around 52. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 64 and around 45. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Drive around this rainy weekend and visit the 41 Garrett County barn quilts.

Barn Quilt Association Map

Congratulations to Commissioner Paul Edwards and High Mountain Sports’ Owner Steve Green! Both gentlemen were recently appointed to the Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission (MORE) by Governor Larry Hogan. This commission is responsible for developing strategies and making recommendations to the governor to strengthen the state’s outdoor recreation industry and help ensure increased investment in our state’s outdoor recreation resources.

Help Hunter Get Outside! event will be held tomorrow April 10 @ 11:00.am

Plan for Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department Wing Night Drive -Thru tomorrow April 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

FREE! Baseball/Softball Sessions for players coming up in developing their baseball/softball skills. This is for age groups 8-10 and 11-13 boys and girls.

 

Thursday April 8

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 70 and a low around 47. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. A chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers likely after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Garrett College presented its Fiscal 2022 Budget Request to the Garrett County Commissioners on April 5, 2021 at their Public Meeting. Here’s a copy of the request presentation.

Also presented during the April 5, 2021 Public Meeting were the following GC Water & Sewerage Master Plan Amendment Maps.

Did you know? Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland? Garrett College is offering the Maryland Boater’s Safety Course on April 17th and successful completion of this course will provide a Boater’s Safety card in one day. Click here to register for the course.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is constructing a new roundabout on eastbound Interstate 68 and U.S. Route 219, Chestnut Ridge Road, in Garrett County. Crews should complete the work within two weeks. Several detours will be in place. The roundabout is part of a larger project, to expand U.S. 219 to a four-lane divided highway between Interstate 68 and Old Salisbury Road.

Welcome to Deep Creek Times, AnnaBellePetuniaHead! Annie Simcoe is primarily a paper/mixed media artist making her own paper from plant materials gathered near her home. Check out a video of her sewing and design process here:

This piece is an example of one of Annie’s creations. I just love the details!

There’s an Introduction to Safe Drone Flying class online this evening from 7pm-8pm.

Hit the links! Our neighbors, the Alpine Lake Resort golf bears are waking up from a long winters’ nap and the 2021 season is underway tomorrow, April 9.

 

 

Wednesday April 7

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 and a low around 48. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Have you made your guess in the April “Where Am I?” contest? You can win a $25 gift card to Ace’s Run Restaurant.

Speaking of “Where Am I?”, do you know where this photo canvas is hanging? It’s at the Cumberland MVA – I recognized it as Deep Creek Lake right away! It’s not a view I have seen very often.

There’s good news today! NeuBeam announced the launch of service for their Table Rock Tower that allowed for the expansion of broadband internet to hundreds of previously unserved households.

Three Garrett County artists: Caroline Blizzard, Sonia Pratt, and Annie Simcoe were recently awarded the 2021 Independent Arts Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Penn Alps is back open for business! 11am – 7pm everyday! The buffet is back, too, for $17.99!

Have we mentioned the Mom’s Day Giveaway by Cashmere Clothing Co.? Submit your nominations for a special mom to get what she really wants for Mother’s Day – a family photo session in a flower field! The winner will receive a shopping experience with Cashmere Clothing Co, a cupcake bouquet by Mountain Flour Bakery, flowers, and photoshoot at Three Sisters Farm.

 

Tuesday April 6

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 69 and a low of 48. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Have you seen our chart that measures the surface temperature and ambient air temperatures towards the North end of Deep Creek Lake?

Mike and I are teaching a class with Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development. If you find yourself wearing the “marketing hat” for your business but don’t really feel prepared, this class is for you! Call 301-387-3069 and ask for more information on the scholarships available.

 

The Garrett County Health Department invites you to participate in a brief survey on medication storage and disposal. You may participate in this survey if you are 18 years of age or older and live or work in Garrett County.

Watch how to “Level Up Your Meals” (part 2) with Haley Gillespie: Breaking away from the status quo diet that leaves most Americans prone to obesity and chronic disease doesn’t have to be an overwhelming feat. Small changes can add up to big health and wellness gains over time…

Join the Ruth Enlow Library on the second Thursday of each month as the library’s Adult Book Club gathers to discuss their latest read. Newcomers are always welcome! Please contact the Accident Branch Library at 301-746-8792 or email Kim at kcecil@relib.net for details.

 

Monday April 5

The weather today will be increasing clouds with a high near 63 and a low around 46. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Planning your summer getaway? Railey Vacations just updated their summer featured rental homes list.

I thought this was really cool: I saw this artist, Lauren Kaplan Rutley, on Instagram. She painted a wonderful piece from a reference photo of Deep Creek Lake from an ad in Southern Living Magazine.

Lauren Kaplan Rutley Artist at Deep Creek Lake, MDLauren Kaplan Rutley Artist Reference Photo from Southern Living Magazine Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) asks you to share how your transportation behavior has been altered by the pandemic. Individuals over the age of 18 who have lived or worked in the state of Maryland since January 2020 are eligible to participate.

NOTE: all coronavirus vaccines are free. Please see this Maryland Insurance Administration advisory for more information and how to report potential fraud.

If you’re a regular reader, you know that Mike Tumbarello and I (Sarah Myers) started the Power of Possibilities initiative when we worked together at Garrett College. Wow… I believe that was in 2014…  Anyway, this business education, training and mentoring program is very near to my heart. The annual “POP” conference is this Thursday.

 

 

Friday April 2, Saturday April 3, Sunday April 4

The weather today will be mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero this morning. Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

We woke up to just over an inch of snow today. Have you heard it called the Robin Snow or something else?

Here’s a photo of the new Firewater Kitchen & Bar yesterday. Not an April Fools Joke!

Have a blessed Good Friday.

Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. According to the Baltimore Catechism – the standard US Catholic school text from 1885 to the 1960s, Good Friday is good because Christ “showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing”.

Mrs. Jean Tumbarello wrote the April Cover Story on non-profits and the pandemic: take a quick read.

We shared this blurb before but this United Way survey is ending Sunday. Will you take a few minutes to respond? Your responses are confidential: How has COVID-19 affected you?

One point of additional information: Mike reported a week ago on 91 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants. Our reader Linda clarified that Garrett County didn’t receive any of these funds because these grants have to be applied for and projects right now are limited due to COVID – which is the main requirement. In the past, several local projects, between $500 – $1,000 each have been funded through this program.

There is a scholarship for high school seniors looking to following the Emergency Management career pathway. Sorry, it’s last-minute but applications are due today.

It is bittersweet to be on my own with Deep Creek Times now but Mike and I are on good terms and will still be working together. I have some really exciting projects in the works for DCT! Please continue to share your photos, news, feedback, and love for this area with me — I love meeting each of you, seeing the fun you have, and sharing your stories! 😃

I hope you have a Happy Easter. There are a few egg hunt, dining, and church services planned this weekend.

Ledo’s Pizza at Deep Creek has a new menu: order online or stop in Sunday through Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm.

Thursday April 1

Today will be mostly cloudy with Snow showers likely, mainly in the morning. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible, with highs in the lower 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the evening. Cold with lows around 18. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Chance of snow 40 percent. Bundle up folks!

Happy April to all our readers! And, that’s no joke… April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian, the first of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the second of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. Its name is derived from the Latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”.

Here’s a nice photo submitted by regular reader and contributor Chip Mathieson.  Great photo before the snows come and we appreciate your sharing Chip.  Thanks!

chip mathieson 3-30-21

Reflection in Orange

Speaking  of growing and opening, Sarah and I are both opening up to new challenges.  I have sold my share of Deep Creek Times to Sarah and she will take over full operations, including Daily Notes, going forward. I know she will do a great job and has some great plans for the future. We will still be partners in GeoComm Media Group (marketing and strategy consulting) and I will be guest blogging here on the Notes from time-to-time.  I must say, writing Daily Notes for almost four years has been fun and rewarding and I hope you have enjoyed reading my musings and news items.  Thanks for “tuning in” and I wish you all the very best…

Put-and-take trout anglers had their day last Saturday — no matter what your pursuits are, there is nothing like opening day. Here’s a link to the latest State of Maryland Fishing Report, which is produced by Maryland DNR.

Here’s a good deal for you for today only: The Lodges at Sunset Village in McHenry is holding their biggest sale of the year offering 25% off any new reservation in 2021. Today only, rates will appear online starting at 12:01AM, 1/01/21 and will close 24 Hours later at 12:01AM, 1/02/2021. Any date, any stay! Don’t miss the sale of the YEAR! You can call them at 301.387.2227 or go to their website to check availability.

Don’t forget that this afternoon is the cutoff to order your complete Easter Dinner tray for take-out at Alpine Lake Resort.  Chef Debbie has assembled quite a “package” of goodies for 6-8 people and a la carte.  Here’s the scoop.

If you have questions about COVID-19 or the the vaccines available for COVID-19, consider attending this free, online webinar this evening from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  It is sponsored by the Ruth Enlow Library and includes some insight from some very good health authorities.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for a job in food services, Brenda’s Pizzeria, Ace’s Run, Trader’s Coffee and Firewater are holding a job fair for a variety of positions this Saturday, from 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon. I know that Brenda and team are a cohesive group that treat one another very well and have quite a good retention rate among employees.  But visit the job fair and engage and inquire for yourself if interested. Good luck.

Have a great one dear readers…

 

 

Wednesday March 31

Yesterday was clear, warm and quite nice.  Today we are expecting showers, with highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90 percent. Rain showers will continue in the evening. Snow showers after midnight. Cooler with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

For those planning to travel this week, note that a blast of cold air that is projected to slash temperatures by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit in much of the Northeast is coming by April 1st. And AccuWeather forecasters say the winterlike weather is “no joke.” Snow is forecast to fall and accumulate in part of the NE region as cold winds add to the winterlike feel late this week.

Wow! Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States in the annual ranking of rural hospitals compiled by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and the Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings are based on a rigorous assessment of patient data from hospitals across the country using the Hospital Strength Index. Congratulations to the GRMC team!

Hey there fishermen and fisherwomen! Maryland DNR just added 2,500 brown, golden, and rainbow trout to the Youghiogheny river in Friendsville and Oakland! Now you have no excuse not to catch one in Garrett County…

And, speaking of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, they caution homeowners to be alert for non-licensed tree contractors who take money for work that never gets done.

The Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission (recreational fisheries) and Tidal Fisheries Advisory Commission (commercial fisheries) have membership seats expiring June 30, 2021. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a seat, please apply online by May 1, 2021. The commissioners are appointed by the governor and they advise Fishing and Boating Services on all matters brought to the commissions.

As mentioned in previous Daily Notes, Sarah and I are offering a workshop on Real Marketing (sm) at Garrett College starting April 15th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm for a total of eight sessions (ending June 3rd).  Real Marketing (sm) for Small and Non-Profit Enterprises is a hands-on workshop series that is designed to help small businesses and non-profits better understand and practice effective marketing. Too often smaller enterprises (and some larger ones) focus on “just” the latest campaign or social media posts, but effective marketing requires much more. Contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301.387.3069 for more information and to register.  FYI, there is scholarship money available!

Finally today, here’s some interesting “factoids” from a recent study conducted by WalletHub on Easter-related spending:

  • $21.6 Billion: Total Easter-related spending expected in 2021 ($180 per person celebrating).
  • $3 Billion: Projected Easter spending on candy.
  • $49,000: Price of the world’s most expensive chocolate Easter bunny.
  • 78%: Share of people who eat chocolate bunnies’ ears first.
  • 60%: Share of parents who plan on sending Easter baskets to their children after they’ve moved out.

 

Tuesday March 30

Today’s weather will be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Tonight we have a chance of showers after 2:00 am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

As I mentioned yesterday, early blooming plants such as daffodils are emerging with their vibrant colors.  Here’s a (bit blurry) photo of another, smaller plant that has begun blooming on the mountain.  I don’t know the name of these fellows but they are all around and a sign of what is to come!

spring wildflower mike 3-27-21

Spring Wildflower

Jean and I went for a nice dinner at Ace’s Run Saturday evening.  From our window seat we could see the “action” at Firewater, with lots of folks waiting in the neat outdoor waiting area.  It was a constant flow of folks coming to the site and then being seated. From the crowds it looks like Brenda has another winner on her hands.  Well done!

March Madness is taking place at Cashmere Clothing Co. in McHenry! Stop in and grab a deal! It is also the Military March, and the shop is a very proud supporter of all active and veteran military members! Show your ID for your special savings.

Maryland providers have administered a total of 2,564,507 COVID-19 vaccines and are averaging a new record-high 49,732 shots per day. According to the CDC, 37.9% of Maryland’s population age 18 and older has received a vaccine, including 73.9% of Marylanders 65 and older.

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Join CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore for New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray, in conversation with author Karen White. Stephanie’s new book, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, is an epic saga based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. This is a virtual event starting at 7:00 pm this evening.

With Spring upon us, the traditionally busy real estate sales season gets under way.  While real estate is hot these days and inventory is down due to demand, here’s some interesting data-driven tips from Zillow that show features and verbiage that impact home sales and prices realized.

With April being Stress Awareness Month and America’s biggest stressors in 2021 being money problems and the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub yesterday released its report on 2021’s Most & Least Stressed States, as well as accompanying videos. Maryland came out pretty well.  To see Maryland’s and other states’ rankings check out the report.  And, don’t get stressed over it…

Monday March 29

Got a serious thunder storm in the wee hours Sunday morning after a really great Saturday. Sunday night we got a slight dusting of snow! Expect today to be partly sunny through mid morning, then becoming sunny, with a high near 48 degrees. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight should be clear, with a low around 32. Calm wind.

Thinking of all of our readers and friends celebrating Passover this week… God bless…

Even after a somewhat harsh winter, plants of all types are starting to emerge.  These daffodils in my yard were just a small “shoot” a few days ago and then they bloomed Saturday.  The lake area is transforming for Spring.

mike daffodils

Spring’s First Flowers

The latest Action Group created on the Garrett County Planning Tool found @ mygarrettcounty.com originated as a collaborative effort of medical providers in the community who have an interest in reducing childhood obesity. The group is just beginning to lay out the goals, strategies, and how they will measure their progress. Check out the brand new Healthy Weight Workgroup here: https://mygarrettcounty.com/groups/increase-adolescent-well-child-checks/healthy-weight-workgroup/

Monoclonal antibodies appear to be a viable early treatment for COVID after some administration to patients and evaluation of results. Maryland moved quickly to offer the antibodies, the same thing used to treat then-President Donald Trump’s infection in October. And the state has been working since to promote and expand access to the lab-made immune system builder — the lone therapy for those who are not hospitalized. The Baltimore Sun has an article on the topic.

Make a commitment to get more physical activity this month! For practical advice on how to get started check out the blog post titled, Haley’s Top Ten Tips at https://gogarrettcounty.com/haleys-top-ten-tips-3-prize-points/

new report by Outdoorsy looking at the U.S. states that generate the most revenue from RV parks and campgrounds and ranked states according to annual sales at RV parks and campgrounds. On average, Maryland generates $54,997,000 from RV parks and campgrounds each year, or $90,969 per year for every 10,000 residents. RVing has certainly caught on during the pandemic and with all of our area’s natural beauty, the Deep Creek Lake region will likely be a prime destination.

And, speaking of Maryland, with participation from dozens of citizens across the Free State, Maryland Public Television has created an American Portrait TV special showing what makes you and your fellow citizens uniquely Maryland. Join the virtual premiere screening event to get a sneak peek of the PBS American Portrait – Maryland Special. It is tonight at 7pm.

Finally today, here’s a photo submitted by reader and regular contributor Dee Dave of a “local” exploring the area as Spring emerges.  It is the simple natural, unplanned experiences like these that make our area so neat to live in and visit.  Thanks for sharing Dee.

deer in spring dee dave 3-23-21

Exploring

Have a wonderful Monday and rest of the week dear readers…

Friday March 26, Saturday March 27, Sunday March 28

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 59 and a low around 43. Windy, with a west wind 23 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. A high wind warning is in effect until 5pm this evening. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with showers likely after 2am. A high near 67 and a low around 51. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning. Sunday will be showers before 11am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. High near 62 and a low around 29. Sunday night will be a chance of rain showers, mixing with snow after 1am, then gradually ending.

Yes, snow.

The total snow accumulation for the year (so far) was….. drumroll, please….

Our friend Tina is holding a Swing into Spring Market tomorrow at her store Shabby Patina. She is really great at refinishing and repurposing items and it will be worth checking out!

For the fishermen and women, nearby West Virginia is holding a “Gold Rush“! Between March 23 and April 3, an estimated 50,000 golden rainbow trout will be distributed to 42 lakes and 20 streams throughout West Virginia. Those who real in a golden with a numbered tag are entered to win prizes. Here’s a list of the stocking locations!

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club is seeking comments and support for Garrett County’s first pump track planned for the Club’s community park in McHenry, MD. A pump track is a looped sequence of rollers and banked turns for bicycle riders designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping” – generating momentum by up and down body movements –  instead of pedaling or pushing.

Here’s an interesting article about how to pump your bike according to physics. Did ya know?!

According to Club spokesperson Chris Nichols, “Pump tracks are accessible for bikers of all skill and age levels and provide a place to build skills and muscle memory that riders can take to more advanced trails. They become focal points for future recreational development and for community socialization.” Read more details here.

Save the Date: A fundraising bike rodeo is planned for June 26, 2021. Organizer Brooke McConnell told me there will be a planning meeting at the DCL Lions club park on Wednesday, April 7th at 6pm for anyone interested in getting involved with the rodeo.

Also, in nearby Cumberland, MD there is a petition to build a skatepark. You know I love biking so I’m all for giving our kids (and adults) options for activities to get outside!

Place your Alpine Lake Resort: Easter Dinner Takeout order by April 1.

We’re compiling Easter Activities at Deep Creek Lake! Please share and send us any community activities we don’t have listed! Have a great weekend!

 

Thursday March 25

The weather today will be increasing clouds and showers likely after 2pm. A high near 69 and a low around 50. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight will have a South wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday morning through midday, a cold front will move in and strong winds are possible late tonight and likely Friday. An enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires is possible Friday afternoon and early evening. The potential for gale-force winds is possible late Sunday into Sunday night.

There was a beautiful sunrise over the lake this morning — here’s one of the views from our Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales and Don Nemith Builders webcam:

The first aerial drone competition for middle and high school students in West Virginia will now take place on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, West Virginia. Learn more about this exciting challenge that was built around NASA’s newest MARS mission!

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is holding a fundraiser raffle. The next Early Bird drawing will be today at noon and the $10,000 grand prize winner will be selected on April 15 at 8 pm.

A hearty Deep Creek Times welcome to our newest advertiser, Meadow Mountain Technology! MMT has proudly been serving small businesses and individuals in Garrett County and the surrounding areas since 2016. They offer affordable IT Services and Web Design. Call Jason at 240-321-3288 for a free consultation to see how Meadow Mountain Technology can empower your small business.

The Garrett County Health Department is in the process of sending out email invitations for vaccination appointments to Garrett County residents who have filled out an interest form and are currently qualified to receive the vaccine. The email comes directly from the scheduling software Vaccination Clinics (no-reply@multistatep4p.com). Please open the email and click on the link to schedule your appointment. Links are not shareable because they are designed to only work once.

Wednesday March 24

Yesterday started off sunny but it turned cloudy by late morning.  Today we have a chance of rain, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 11:00 am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced yesterday that the state would by the end of April double the amount of mass coronavirus vaccination clinics in the state by opening, or expanding existing, clinics in six of its most populous counties.

Locally, Garrett County has a 7-day case rate of 7.39 per 100,000; 1,889 confirmed positive tests to-date; 61 COVID-related deaths to-date; zero current COVID-related hospitalizations; 35,407 COVID-19 tests administered to-date; and 24.3% of the County population has been vaccinated to-date.  Thanks go out to all involved at every level of testing, treatment and vaccination.  We appreciate you!

Consulting firm 1:1 decided to look at the number of searches for the most common keywords used by consumers searching on Google for a golf course to play, comparing 2019 searches to 2020.  Searches for Maryland courses were up a very respectable 80% year-over-year.

A shout-out to the Garrett College Lady Lakers basketball team. They have been hard at work since early this fall, with many practices in preparation for this shortened season.  The Lady Laker’s record is currently 3-3.  “We have been improving as a team each game, and everyone on the team plays an important role,” according to Head Coach J.T. Lewis.

Even as the snow season seems to be coming to an end this year, many will never forget the massive blizzard of 1996 that paralyzed the state for days on end with record snowfalls.  Here’s a link if you want to check it out.

I heard from Kelly McDonagh at St Peters in Oakland about a virtual conference being put on by the Augustine Institute. The virtual bible conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 27th and is free on Zoom.  Here’s the scoop on registration.

Tuesday March 23

Well, the nice weather “party” looks to be over for the time being folks. We are expecting rain for all or part of most days this week and into the weekend.  Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 degrees. Tonight we have a chance of light rain before 2:00 am, then a chance of rain after 2:00 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

After posting the photo of the tree and plaque on the GRMC campus in yesterday’s Notes, I heard from Anne Forrester, former Civic Club of Oakland president from 2000 – 2002.  Anne reports that the Civic Club has a long history of planting trees in memory of deceased members.  Two that come to mind for Anne are trees for Dottie Leighton and Anne Grant that were planted on the grounds of the Historical Society when she was president. Thanks for the info Anne…

Attention all Mission: Four’dable quad pack holders at Wisp! Now’s the time to use all those tickets up after a great winter. Be sure to utilize all of your Mission: Four’dable quad pack tickets before they expire on Wisp’s projected closing day of Sunday, March 28th.

As we have reported previously, real estate around the lake is VERY hot at present.  Here’s a photo of a postcard I received from Railey Realty yesterday.

railey realty postcard 3-22-21

Hot Real Estate Market

Don’t forget to submit your nominations for a special mom to get what she really wants for Mother’s Day – a family photo session in a flower field. Winner will receive a shopping experience with Cashmere Clothing Co, a cupcake bouquet by Mountain Flour Bakery, flowers, and location of shoot by Three Sisters Farm. Nice idea!

Don’t forget to join the U.S. Census Bureau today at 4:00 pm this afternoon for their Thank You Campaign event, in which the Bureau will express their deep appreciation, share how to continue partnering with you between now and 2030, and introduce you to some of the options available to you for using the data that the Bureau gathers.

The Garrett County Health Department is sponsoring the distribution of Narcan at community sites around the county. Individuals can pick up Narcan and receive education on how to administer it. Today’s event starts at 6:00 pm in Accident.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources  stocked three waterways in Garrett County yesterday.  Get ’em while their hot…or I guess I should say cold:

  • Muddy Creek: 1,000 golden and rainbow trout
  • Savage River (Closure 2 until 5:30 a.m. 3/27/21): 2,500 golden and rainbow trout
  • Youghiogheny River (Catch and Release): 2,000 rainbow trout

 

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Thursday April 8

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 70 and a low around 47. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. A chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers likely after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation...

Wednesday April 7

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71 and a low around 48. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Have you made your guess in the April "Where Am I?" contest? You can...

Tuesday April 6

The weather today will be sunny with a high near 69 and a low of 48. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Have you...

Monday April 5

The weather today will be increasing clouds with a high near 63 and a low around 46. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Planning your summer getaway? Railey Vacations just updated their summer featured rental homes list. I thought this was really cool:...

Friday April 2, Saturday April 3, Sunday April 4

The weather today will be mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero this morning. Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid...

Thursday April 1

Today will be mostly cloudy with Snow showers likely, mainly in the morning. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible, with highs in the lower 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Tonight will be mostly...

Wednesday March 31

Yesterday was clear, warm and quite nice.  Today we are expecting showers, with highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90 percent. Rain showers will continue in the evening. Snow showers after midnight. Cooler...

Tuesday March 30

Today's weather will be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Tonight we have a chance of showers after 2:00 am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. South wind 3 to 6...

Monday March 29

Got a serious thunder storm in the wee hours Sunday morning after a really great Saturday. Sunday night we got a slight dusting of snow! Expect today to be partly sunny through mid morning, then becoming sunny, with a high near 48 degrees. Breezy, with a west wind 11...

Friday March 26, Saturday March 27, Sunday March 28

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 59 and a low around 43. Windy, with a west wind 23 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. A high wind warning is in effect until 5pm this evening. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread...

Thursday March 25

The weather today will be increasing clouds and showers likely after 2pm. A high near 69 and a low around 50. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch...

Wednesday March 24

Yesterday started off sunny but it turned cloudy by late morning.  Today we have a chance of rain, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 11:00 am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance...

Tuesday March 23

Well, the nice weather "party" looks to be over for the time being folks. We are expecting rain for all or part of most days this week and into the weekend.  Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 57 degrees. Tonight we have a chance of light rain before 2:00...

Monday March 22

The weekend was great.  Today's weather will be sunny, with a high near 61 degrees. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34. During a visit to the doctor on the GRMC campus the other day, I parked next to a stone marker and tree...

Friday March 19, Saturday March 20, Sunday March 21

The weather will be sunny! Today, will be sunny with a high near 45 and a low around 24. Northeast wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday will be sunny with a high near 50 and a low around 28. East wind 3 to 7 mph. Sunday will be sunny with a high...

Thursday March 18

The weather today will be rain. Patchy fog before 11am. High near 56 and low around 27. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight will be rain before 3am, then rain and...

Wednesday March 17

Yesterday was mixed: clouds, then a little rain, then the sun came out.  Today, expect patchy drizzle and areas of fog before 10:00 am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 60 degrees. Tonight we will have showers, mainly after...

Tuesday March 16

Yesterday was nice and sunny until the clouds showed-up late afternoon.  Today we have a chance of freezing rain before 9:00 am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48 degrees. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight we...

Monday March 15

Yesterday was sunny and fairly warm, but very windy.  Today will be sunny, with a high near 41 degrees, with an east wind around 7 mph. This evening expect rain, snow, and sleet before 3:00 am, then freezing rain and sleet likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31....

Friday March 12, Saturday March 13, Sunday March 14

The weather today will be showers, mainly before 8am. High near 54 and low around 28. West wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Saturday is mostly sunny with a high near 48 and a low of 29. Sunday will be partly sunny with a...

Thursday March 11

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 67 and a low around 46. A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. The chance of precipitation overnight is 90%. Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity...

Wedneday March 10

Yesterday was much warmer and clear.  Today will be sunny, with a high near 63 degrees. South wind 5 to 9 mph. Tonight will be mostly mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind 7 to 9 mph. We are happy to announce our latest advertiser to Deep Creek Times: 3:23...

Tuesday March 9

Yesterday was quite nice. Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 55 degrees. West wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34. Even with things warming up yestrday, the lake remains frozen in parts.  Here's...

Monday March 8

I hope you all had a great weekend.  Weather was cool but clear.  Today, we expect it to be sunny, with a high near 47 degrees, with a west wind 6 to 9 mph. Tonight, will be partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind around 8 mph. As we emerge from the "deep...

Friday March 5, Saturday March 6, Sunday March 7

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 32 and a low around 20. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 33 and a low around 17 and a high near 34 and a low around 19,...

Thursday March 4

The weather today will be isolated snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37 and a low around 13. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. We've been having a good bit of sun and it has been really...

Wednesday March 3

The weather for today will be sunny, with a high near 46 degrees and with a west wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Tonight we have a chance of rain and snow showers before 2:00 am, then a chance of freezing rain, and then a chance of snow showers and...

Tuesday March 2

Yesterday was VERY windy. The weather for today will be sunny, with a high near 36 degrees. West wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low around 25. West wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The Deep...

Monday, March 1

Well folks, we made it to March and things are looking-up on a number of fronts and spring is just around the corner.  In case you were wondering, March is the third month of the year and named after Mars in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is the second of...

Friday February 26, Saturday February 27, Sunday February 28

The weather today will be a chance of rain and snow after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 37 and a low around 32. Light east wind becoming southeast 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Snow and sleet likely before 1am, then a...