Deep Creek Lake MD News and Local Resources: Daily Notes
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There is a Winter Weather Advisory in place today from now until 4pm today. Snow, mainly before 4pm. High near 30 low around 25. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible with overnight snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
The Garrett County Commissioners gave the Annual County Update last evening. The slide deck can be found here: http://bit.ly/36qPskx
Garrett County Economic Development, Garrett County Public Schools, and the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to launch a new program called Virtual Job Shadow.
WHOA! Thank you to all of the HART Volunteers! These folks donated a total of 753 hours in the month of December and 11,478 total hours in 2019!
Purchase a Paw Print at any of the following DCT advertisers locations and help save homeless animals by providing emergency medical care with HART. Now thru Feb. 29:
Trader’s Coffee House
Mountain State Brewing Co.
Black Bear Tavern
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales
Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked 4,350 trout last week in Deep Creek Lake.
Maryland Park Service registered 3,834 hikers participating in First Day guided hikes, while 1,152 people hiked 1,516 miles on their own — a grand total of 4,986 hikers. It was very cool! We were counted among the 38 at Herrington Manor State Park. And also, locally, there were 85 hikers at New Germany State Park and 5 hikers at Swallow Falls State Park.
The weather today will be cloudy then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 32 and a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.
Welcome back to the routine!
Zoe Spencer’s puppers says, “Happy New Year!”
The Annual Garrett County update will be presented tonight by the Garrett County Commissioners; the event will be immediately following the public meeting that begins at 4pm. Both meetings will be held in the public meeting room at the Garrett County Courthouse.
A portable hunting cabin has been listed for sale in our Online Marketplace. See the details and photos under “Miscellaneous”.
The Maryland State Police in McHenry are investigating a hit and run and looking for a silver Chevrolet Suburban or similar style SUV with damage to the driver’s side rear. It should be missing the fuel door, have a broken/missing driver’s side tail light, and have part of the plastic bumper cover broken off. Anyone with information is asked to call Corporal Doug Arnold 301-387-1101. Callers may remain anonymous.
The Garrett County Steps to Better Health Committee has announced Saturday, April 4th, as the date for the next Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival. The 2020 event takes place at the CARC (Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex) at Garrett College in McHenry from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
My apologies for a late start this morning — one word: technology! Thank you for your patience!
The weather today will be rain with a high near 50 and a low around 35. Saturday will be occasional rain with the temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 8pm. Low around 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Sunday has a chance of snow showers and will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 33 and low around 27. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Vaughn (@15_335m on Instagram) shared this photo with us! Wow!
All-day today is Hero’s Day at Wisp Resort! There’s a complimentary 1-day extended day lift ticket given to military, fire, police and rescue personnel (EMS).
Speaking of Wisp, don’t forget to send us A PHOTO OF YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF THE DECADE to be entered to win a 2-pack of all-day lift tickets! We must receive your photo by 11:59pm EST.
Tomorrow is a Buckwheat Cake dinner at the Swanton Community Center — beginning at 4pm until sold out. Take out available; call 301-387-9191.
The State of Maryland has raised the minimum wage to $11 per hour (for companies with 15 or more employees). Ultimately, the minimum wage will reach $15 in 2025.
The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is now accepting grant applications for heritage tourism and education projects located in Maryland’s thirteen heritage areas. Learn more here and attend one of the program’s workshops or webinars in January for detailed information about eligibility and the application process.
The Garrett County Commissioners have announced the public meeting agenda for their January 6th meeting. Note, the Annual County Update will be immediately following the public meeting.
The weather today will be increasing clouds and rain tonight. A high near 49 and a low around 42. Southwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The New Year seems like it’s off to a great start! T. Wiltison captured this sunrise today:
What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Mine is to see more of these amazing sunrises in person!
There are several events and entertainment acts coming up as January gets underway. Tonight, it’s a virtual open house for Pressley Ridge Foster Care. From 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. They will be discussing their need for foster parents and how you can become a foster parent.
Our friend and colleague Mary Callis has joined the state-wide Maryland Humanities Board of Directors.
It’s flu season. I SAY, YUCK! Here is some advice from the Garrett County Health Dept: Flu season advice
Congratulations to John Anderes for winning last month’s “Where Am I?” contest! The correct answer was the Thayerville Fire Tower. Be sure to take your guess for January’s contest!
HAPPY 2020! May the new year be full of blessings for each and every one of our readers!
The weather today will be scattered flurries before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 34 and a low around 28. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Thanks for checking in on this holiday morning — we have something special for you:
We will pick one random entry to win a 2-pack of Wisp Lift tickets! All you have to do is send us a photo of your favorite Deep Creek Lake, MD memory from the past decade! We will accept entries until 11:59pm on Friday, January 3, 2020.
The LaQuatra family shared their 2nd Annual “Polar Plunge” at Deep Creek! Our temperature guage was showing the lake was about 35-39 degrees! BRRRRRR!
The weather today and tomorrow will be snow showers with a high near 33 and a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible and total nighttime accumulation of around an inch possible.
New Year’s Day: Isolated snow showers before 8am. Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
The Garrett County Health Department wants to help you quit tobacco and nicotine. Classes begin on Thursday, January 2nd, at the Oakland office of the Health Department, and Wednesday, January 8th, at the Northern Garrett Rescue Squad in Friendsville. Classes meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the designated days.
Our friends at First United Bank & Trust have been busy — we’re at the “tail-end” of their collection for pet items at their McHenry branch (open until 2pm today) and they were celebrating their People’s Choice Challenge Diamond win!
Here are the Deep Creek New Year’s Events! 🎉
🎊TUESDAY DEC 31ST 🎊
★ 12 Days of Christmas @ Wisp Resort
S’mores by the Fire Pit between DC’s and the Lodge at Wisp (4pm – 5pm)
Waffles and Hot Chocolate Bar in the McHenry Lodge (2pm – 4pm)
Loco Cocoa Bar in the McHenry Lodge (2pm – 4pm)
★ Pasta Night all day @ Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub
12:00PM – 8:00PM
★New Year Eve Party! @ The Green Turtle
Happy hour drinks specials start at 3PM. 6 PM Turtle Buffet. 8 PM music by Jason Shaw. Champagne Toast at midnight!!
★Specialty New Year’s Eve Menu @ Pine Lodge Steakhouse
★New Years Celebration for the Whole Family @ Wisp Resort
DJ Connor from 6 pm – 10 pm. Torch Light Parade at 9:30 pm on the mountain. New Year’s Eve hats and party favors will be given out for all to enjoy. Wisper’s & DC’s Bars will be open until 12:30 am.
★ 2019 HART for Animals, Inc. Fur Ball Casino
New Year’s Eve at Dutch’s at Silver Tree!
6:00PM- 11:30 PM
All benefits go towards HART for Animals
★New Year’s Eve @ The Manor Steakhouse
6:00PM – 11:30PM
Special Menu. Enjoy and Dance to the Music of Pat O’Brennen with Barry Dalton. Reservations Please!
★ Byron Six Six Cooper NYE Party @ Black Bear Tavern
6:00PM – 10:00PM
★New Year’s Eve Party at the Mooniverse @ MoonShadow
7:00PM – 1:00AM with the best live music!
★ Roaring 20’s NYE Bash @ The Black Bear Tavern & Restaurant
Fun & flapper-filled 20’s-themed NYE Bash featuring DJ THORO
🎊WEDNESDAY JAN 1ST 🎊
★ First Day Hikes @ local State Parks
== time varies ==
Spend some time outside!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! CELEBRATE SMART!
The weather today will be a chance of showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a temperature falling to around 45 by 5pm. Southwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight is a chance of rain and snow showers with a low around 31.
It looks like LeAnn and her crew had a good time snow tubing at Wisp this holiday week:
Speaking of #good times and #deepcreektimes at Wisp, we will have a few lift tickets, rentals vouchers, and tubing tickets available for a few lucky readers! Stay tuned in 2020!
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The U.S. Census has started sharing stories with its America Counts 2020 Census campaign. It’s critical that everyone in Garrett County is counted since Maryland, and our county, receive funding that is based largely on census population counts.
The Maryland Farm Bureau is offering five $2,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must be current high school seniors with plans to start college autumn semester 2020, or may be current full-time college students at any accredited community college or four-year institution. The deadline for application is February 10, 2020.
On December 27, Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked 3,450 trout into the Savage River Reservoir.
The weather today will be a chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 51 and a low around 40. West wind around 9 mph. Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 52 and a low around 42. Sunday will be showers mainly after 1pm. High near 53 and a low around 46.
This was a special sunset at Deep Creek Lake, MD shared by Jenn Sherman:
Wisp Resort has an app! Download at: https://www.wispresort.com/wisp-app/
HART for Animals has two positions available as Kennel Assistants at the Bed ‘n Bark Inn pet hotel. Kennel assistants work with several important aspects such as animal care and treatment, customer service, and pet hotel cleanliness. Weekend and holiday hours are required and must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales has two new pages on Deep Creek Times — take a look at the TM real estate and TM rentals pages and share them with your friends and family! They still have a few home rentals available for New Year’s, too — call 301-387-5999.
Double Oak Farms is having a huge sale! Hamburger Patties on Sale from $5.99/lb to $4.75/lb while supplies last. They also have Brisket, Sirloin Steak, Cube Steak, Roasts, Ground Beef, Stew Meat, Soup Bones, Short Ribs, Baby Back Ribs, etc. Open Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Visit or send Megan and Josh a message.
AccuWeather is currently reporting that we may see some snow flurries in the forecast for New Year’s Eve.
What do you have planned?
The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 55 and a low around 40.
The days have been warmer but the evenings have been perfect for this (thanks to Jennelle Cyr for sharing her view!)
It’s a quiet day today – I think every one must be enjoying a little downtime.
Pine Lodge Steakhouse is offering an exclusive New Year’s menu – tell em Deep Creek Times sent ya when you make your reservation! YUM!
The weather today will be sunny with a high near 47 and a low around 28.
Tomorrow, Christmas Day, will be mostly sunny with a high near 51 and a low around 37.
We had a gorgeous sunset last evening — Mike Tilley sent this one into us:
There are still TWO more opportunities to meet up with the big man himself today. One will be at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales from 10am to 12pm and one at Wisp Resort from 1pm to 4pm. Both events are free for the community but bring your cameras!
With the holidays in full swing, check out all of the events and entertainment around town.
Quick fun: Remember to make your guess and enter your name to win in December’s “Where Am I?” contest. We are looking for the simple name for the “structure” seen through the trees….
We celebrate the Christmas Holiday here at DCT so we wish you and your family the very best; it’s such a special time of year! We will talk to you on Thursday!
After a sunny and warmer Sunday, the weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high near 51 and a low around 29.
Thanks to Beka Beka for sharing this neat pic with us:
I (actually, I mean Santa) went to Cashmere & Company and got some nice presents for my wife. Not an advertiser, but a nice new establishment at “The Fort” in McHenry, worthy of mention here. Nice women’s clothes at a good price point. Owner Marcia Warnick has done a nice job of merchandising her new store, which is open today “all day” and Tuesday until 2:00 pm. Check ’em out.
Speaking of shopping (and dining), please visit all of our great advertisers for your holiday and year-round needs. Their support helps Deep Creek Times continue to bring you the latest lake-area news and events. Here’s the link to our Deep Creek area guide and be sure to check out our specific area dining, shopping, and lodging guides as well. Please tell them Deep Creek Times sent you!
Have you heard of plogging? We can all try it — it’s picking up litter while jogging. And, you don’t have to be a great runner to try. There are groups that have been formed for just such an activity — I don’t know if there is a local group formed yet but let me know if you start the Deep Creek Plogging group!
The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation asked us to wish all a “Happy Holidays” and sends a big “Thank You” to everyone that donated so far this year. This organization does a great job helping us better understand and protect the Deep Creek Lake watershed and deserves our support. You can learn more and also can still make a 2019 donation very easily on their website. They truly deserve our support.
The weather today will be sunny with a high near 34 and a low around 23. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a high near 40 and a low around 26. Sunday, more of the same; mostly sunny with a high near 43 and a low around 28.
Here’s a photo my dad, Larry, captured this morning:
Check out the wDCT.live page later today to see a drone video from yesterday (I don’t want to delay the publishing of the notes). It was quite the sight; ice was sparkling everywhere!
Don’t forget 25% off Ty characters at the Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop 10 Days of Christmas Sale. TODAY.
It’s a Caroling Elvis Tour collecting Toys for Tots from 5:00 – 11:00pm tonight. Here’s the map:
Mt. Fresh Winter Farmers Market is from 11:00am – 1:00pm tomorrow. In the Community Action Building Conference Room with fresh produce, winter storage veggies, baked goods, meats, eggs, jams & jellies, baked goods, crafts, and more!
The Oakland Express at the B&O Museum is tomorrow from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. It’s an event for children ages 4-9. Crafts, Snacks, and Santa! Reservations are required – (301) 334-2691
- Support Small Business Participation in Association Health Plans
- Oppose Mandated Increases of Local Share Funding of Education
- Support $1 Million Appropriation for Deep Creek Lake Dredging
- Oppose Unnecessary Workplace Regulations Such as Predictive Scheduling & FMLA Insurance Fund
- Support Additional $2 Million Annual Allocation for State Lakes Protection & Restoration Fund
The weather today will be sunny! A high near 22. Wind chill values as low as zero and a low around 21.
Mike took these before and after photos from his place in Swanton. The ice really weighed the trees down!
Also, Mary Freese (top photo) and June McClosky (bottom photo) captured the sunrise through the ice yesterday morning:
Today is Coffee, Books & More… at the Accident Ruth Enlow Library from 1:30 – 2:30pm. Relax with your fellow book lovers at the Accident Branch Library on the third Thursday of each month and you just may discover a new favorite author!
Cheer for the HomeTown! It’s HomeTown Night at The Manor Steakhouse – enjoy a 10% discount on all dinner menu from 5 – 9pm.
This looks fun: Ornament Painting at MoonShadow from 6 – 8pm. $20 per person plus happy hour drink and food specials!
If you’re a First United customer, you can use Bill Pay for a chance to win $5,000 in the Merry Money Sweepstakes! Until Dec. 31, 2019, you can earn up to 10 entries! Contact your local branch for more info.
Governor Hogan Proclaims 2020 “Year of the Woman” in Maryland as the state prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
The Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop continues their Ten Days of Christmas Sale — TOMORROW will feature 25% off Frozen 2 Ty characters, Sven, Olaf, Princess Anna and Elsa.
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The weather today will be rain or freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain. High near 37 and a low around 34. Saturday will be rain before 2pm, then rain and snow. High near 40 and a low around 29. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 12 to 17 mph in the...
The weather will be sunny with a high near 31 and a low around 24. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. There may be a narrow band of freezing rain and/or ice build-up starting early tomorrow morning according to AccuWeather. The air temperature has gone "off-the-chart" ......
The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 24 and a low around 15. West wind 14 to 17 mph. Tonight is the annual GLAF Annual Meeting -- reviewing the many successes from the 2019 season, highlighting the upcoming 2020 GLAF Season, as well as, holding the...
The weather today will be rain before 2pm, then rain and snow showers likely between 2pm and 4pm, then snow showers likely after 4pm. Temperature falling to around 32 by 5pm. West wind around 16 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected during the daytime and snow...
The weather was cool, as expected, but not at all bad this weekend. Today's weather will be rain, mainly before 5pm. High near 51 and a low around 46. Wisp Resort has announced its opening date: This Friday, December 13! Here's a little bit of Yuletide "hearth...
The weather today will be rain likely after noon, mixing with snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 43 and a low around 22. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. But isn't it...
The weather will be a chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, otherwise, with a high near 31 and a low around 28. West wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. It was a snowglobe in...
The weather today will be snow showers, mainly after 1pm. A high near 32 and a low around 25. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible and overnight snow accumulation of an additional 1 to 3 inches...
The weather today will be a chance of snow showers and freezing drizzle, mainly between 11am and 3pm. Otherwise, cloudy with a high near 30 and a low around 27. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow...
We hope each of you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed time with friends and family! I was able to enjoy my favorite green bean casserole and rest over the long weekend. The weather today will be snow showers; a high near 31 and a low around 25. West wind 13 to 16...
We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday! Now, maybe you're already back home and sleeping off your Black Friday shopping? The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 36 and a low around 26. Saturday will be rain likely, mainly after...
The weather today will be cloudy with rain likely. A high near 56 and a low around 30. Windy, with a south wind 13 to 18 mph becoming west 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. A chance of rain and snow showers overnight with half an inch...
The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 55 and a low around 41. Showers likely, mainly after 5am -- chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Here's a scene from this weekend shared with us by...
The weather today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 48 and a low around 36. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. I was surprised to wake up to snow yesterday morning but it didn't stop me from taking a hike at...
The weather today will be showers early then gradually becoming mostly sunny; temperatures falling to around 35 by about 5pm with a low of 26. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Saturday will be showers, mainly after 1pm and mixed with snow in...
The weather today will be increasing clouds, with a high near 50 and a low around 42. Tonight is a chance of showers, mainly after midnight. The lighted Christmas tree at the Southern Outreach Center is up! The Economic Impact of Tourism in Maryland report says...
The weather today will be patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 38 and a low around 30. Rise and Grind Coffee is holding their soft opening this week in Oakland at Brodak's Plaza. Today and Thursday from 7am-12pm. Tell em Deep Creek Times...
The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 41 and a low around 32. A slight chance of sprinkles and flurries before 7pm, then a slight chance of flurries. Caption this! (photo by Patty O'Leary!) Ladies Lounge at Sipside: 25% off all glasses of wine with...
The weather today will be cloudy then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 46 and a low around 32. Here's the cutest throwback photo for this chilly morning -- sent in to us by Maura Wells: Deep Creek Winter Sports Team (DCWST) registration for the...
Sorry for a bit of a late post this Friday morning. We have had a system problem the past few days, so I will make it "short and sweet" for this weekend. The weather continues to be brisk, but is actually pleasant due to the nice sunshine. Friday will be sunny and...
The weather will be partly sunny with a high near 37 and a low around 25. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. There were SO MANY beautiful sunset photos last night but this one. wow. Courtesy of Terah Beitzel-Crawford, Real Estate: November 21,...
The weather today will be mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then becoming sunny, with a high near 28 and a low around 19. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm. Warm and sunny to cold and icy... Here's a Deep Creek Lake, MD status...
We had some accumulation overnight; maybe the official tally will be about an inch. The snow showers are likely to continue today with an additional daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Overall, cloudy, with a high near 27 and a low around 11 (wind...
Home of the free because of the brave... Today we take a moment to celebrate and honor our Veterans. Thank You for your service. The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 50 and a low around 25. Southwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph....
The weather today will be a bit colder; the high only reaching 29. Some scattered snow showers before 1pm and a low of 19. Tomorrow will be partly sunny with a high of 39 and a low of 30. Sunday will be warming up: mostly sunny with a high near 49 and and low around...
We may see our first measurable snow overnight. Rain today before 5pm, then rain and snow. High near 46 and a low around 21. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Instead of...
The weather for today will be sunny with a high near 47 and a low around 35. West wind 7 to 10 mph. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Here's a glimpse of the "Autumn Beauty" in Deep Creek Lake, MD by Mark Richards: The Northern High School Thespian Society will be...
The weather today will be mostly cloudy, a chance of showers afernoon, with a high near 47 and a low around 30. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Sorry folks, it looks like our lake temperature gauge has gone down -- we are working to get this fixed as soon as possible. Keith...
A crisp and clear weekend definitely made up for some of the rain/winds we had Thursday evening. The weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high near 52 and a low around 38. South wind 7 to 11 mph. Here's a photo taken by Rick Egtvedt, showing the slight...
The weather Thursday afternoon and evening was quite "interesting." We had a significant drop in the temperature, combined with some serious wind and clouds and then torrential rains. It impacted a large swath of the east coast, with a number of areas postponing...