Deep Creek Lake MD News and Local Resources: Daily Notes


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MLK Day

January 16, 2023: Today we reflect on the principles of racial equality and honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK was born on January 15, 1929 and he fought tirelessly to end discrimination, racial segregation, and poverty. A Gallup poll showed that in 1966, 63% of Americans had an unfavorable view of King. Now, today, he is one of the most respected people in the country.

Through an Act of Congress in 1968, known as the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, today’s federal holiday is celebrated on the Monday closest to his birthday.

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 40s and a low of 35. South winds of around 5 mph.

The Garrett County Health Department had successfully achieved reaccreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This reaccreditation is a testament to the department’s commitment to providing high-quality public health services to the community and demonstrates that the department meets or exceeds the standards set by the PHAB.

Are you looking for a fun and exciting job? Come join the team at New Germany and Dans Mountain State Parks!  Plus, you’ll get to spend your days surrounded by beautiful scenery. Please note that applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled.

Just a heads up, all the branches of Ruth Enlow Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Day 2023.

Today is packed with deals! Brenda’s has their famous Pizza Monday, and Mountain State Brewing is giving you half off on appetizers every Monday and Tuesday. Time to grab some friends and head out!

At last check, Wisp still has daily lift tickets available for today.

 

Paraskavedekatriaphobia

January 13, 2023: A fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskavedekatriaphobia.

It’s also National Sticker Day today in honor of R. Stanton Avery, who was born on January 13, 1907. Avery was the original creator of an adhesive label with removable backing. Do you have your DCT Sticker yet? Many of you have one of these but I also have a few “specialty” stickers I can send out if you let me know you’re interested.

The weather today will likely rain in the morning. Areas of fog in the morning. Snow likely. Snow accumulation is around an inch—highs in the lower 30s and a low of 21. Northwest winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon—highs in the mid-20s and a low of 15. Northwest winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of snow is 50%. Sunday will be Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s and a low of 21.

You’re invited to the University of Maryland Brunch and Learn Webinar Series on January 18 at 10:00 AM. Dive into the topic of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation at Deep Creek Lake. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and engage with experts in the field. Please register before the meeting to receive a virtual meeting link.

Yes, today is Friday the 13th and National Sticker Day, but it’s also National Rubber Ducky Day! Stop by the Cashmere Clothing shop today, pick a duck and win a prize! 🐤

Today, Southern Garrett High School is hosting the final session of Rachel’s Challenge, a program aimed at promoting academic success and social-emotional learning.

Join Wisp Resort on January 14th for the season’s first Rail Jam! Register in the Main Lodge between 10:00 AM and noon. Skiers, snowboarders, and spectators are all welcome to participate in or watch the competition.

“A Stitch in Time” sewing circle meets every Saturday at 9:30 AM at Accident Library. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Come meet other sewing enthusiasts and make new friends.

A Benefit Cornhole Tournament for Harper Chapman will be held on January 14 at 1:00 PM.

Hey there! Looking for something delicious to eat on Saturday? Come chow down on some all-you-can-eat Buckwheat Cake dinner on January 14 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (or until it’s gone). Just $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Dine-in reservations are required. Don’t miss out!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to ski by candlelight on Saturday at New Germany SP! The Turnpike Trail (blazed green) will be lined with candle luminaries until 8:00 PM, and cross-country ski rentals will be available at the Lake House throughout the evening.

Join the local state parks this weekend for a variety of activities, including snowshoe experiences, reptile encounters, creek crafts, make-and-take bird feeders, and movie night. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the great outdoors and learn something new. Check here for more information and the complete schedule of programs.

Looking for something to do? Why not check out some great music in town? Check out our entertainment calendar for the full schedule of events.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 12

January 12, 2023: Garrett 8 Cinemas has two movies with a little hype playing at the Lake this weekend. A Man Called Otto is an American adaptation of the Swedish novel by Fredrik Backman. I saw the Swedish version of the film in 2015 and it was very good. The two versions of the movie are similar, but, from the start, the American adaptation keeps the motivations of the main character hidden. Also, The Whale movie (about a reclusive teacher attempting to reunite with his daughter) will open tomorrow. I’m going to try to see both of these!

The weather today will be cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon—highs in the upper 40s and a low of 29. Southeast winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 70%.

Here’s some not-so-good news…The Pest Dude, a pest control expert, predicts rodent activity in Maryland will pick up and offers 7 tips for prevention and dealing with invasions.

Last January 9, the Board of Garrett County Commissioners held its most recent public meeting. A summary of the meeting can be found at this link, along with a recorded broadcast of the meeting. The next scheduled public meeting of the Board will take place on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, at 4:00 PM at the Garrett County Courthouse.

All Garrett County Public Schools are closed on Monday, January 16, 2023, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Another Rachel’s Challenge (to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning) is taking place today at Northern Garrett High School.

TODAY: Garrett County Public Schools and Grimm & Parker will hold meetings with members of the Northern Area Grade Band and Facility Use Committees. Additionally, a community meeting will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Northern Garrett High School Cafeteria specific to the northern area grade band and facility study.

Mountain State Brewing DCL plays Team Trivia today at 6:30 PM! Come test your knowledge over some cold brews & good friends.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 11

January 11, 2023: Maryland state law provides that all real property is subject to property tax. If you are a property owner in Garrett County (and one of a “lucky” 1/3 this year), you may have recently received an assessment notice.

Assessments are based on the fair market value of the property and are issued by the Department of Assessments and Taxation once every three years. Garrett County has 3 regions so 1/3 of the properties are reassessed each year.

ASSESSMENT multiplied by TAX RATES equals TAX BILL. NOTE: the value is appealable within 45 days of the Notice of Assessment, as discussed here.

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, with highs around 40 and a low of 34. Southeast winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Garrett County Commissioner Paul Edwards was recently installed as a 2023 member of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Board of Directors by Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford. This will be his first term serving on the MACo Board.

Southern Mat Club wrestling raised $3,200 for the family of Harper Chapman by winning wrestling matches over the past weekend. The family is still collecting funds to assist with medical and living expenses.

Rachel’s Challenge (to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning) is taking place today at Southern Garrett Middle School.

The representatives from the Garrett County Department of Social Services will hold an assistance outreach program at the Friendsville Library today at 2:00 PM.

Garrett Workforce Housing Alliance will be hosting a casual get-together over dinner and drinks today from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, where you can talk about ideas and, most importantly, build critical connections.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 10

January 10, 2023: The Wisp tubing park looks like a winter wonderland this morning. See this view (and others) from the mountain cameras page.

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with highs around 40 and a low of 28. Southwest winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 10%.

The Youth Day Waterfowl Mentored Hunt, organized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and several partners, will be taking place on February 4. Young individuals between the ages of 11 and 16 can participate by applying for the lottery hunt. No prior experience is required, and the hunt is free of charge. However, as the number of spots is limited, it is important to apply before January 18.

Garrett Regional Medical Center’s subacute unit has been recognized as one of the 2022-2023 Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the ninth year that GRMC’s subacute unit has received national recognition.

Plan to attend the Cindy’s Fund / Garrett County Snowdrifters Pink Ribbon Radar Run on January 28, 2023. Gates open at 10:00 AM, and the event begins at 1:00 PM.

Garrett County Public Schools is working with Rachel’s Challenge to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning by focusing on the connection between students, faculty, and staff. It will take place today at Northern Garrett Middle School.

The Ruth Enlow Library is hosting some cool programs today, and they’re inviting kids to come to join in the fun. There are plenty of activities for you and your little ones to enjoy.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 9

January 9, 2023: In Friday’s Daily Notes blog, I asked if anyone had a local picture of home price increases since I had a link to a national report. Here’s one of the takeaways from a report that local agent Chris Nichols put together:

The average residential sale price in the DCL area* in 2022 was $827,833, an increase of 59% of the previous ten-year average. Including DCL with the “rest of Garrett County”, the average residential price was $550,884. Chris is an agent with Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales.

The weather today will be patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Little or no additional snow accumulation, with highs in the lower 30s and a low of 25. West winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of snow is 30%.

Garrett County Public Schools would like to remind everyone of the Second Grading Period Dates.

It’s Pizza Monday at Brenda’s! Check out their specials today!

Every Monday & Tuesday s Happy Hour Special at Mountain State Brewing Co.; all appetizers are half off!

New Germany State Park is now scheduling private, custom, ranger-led snowshoe experiences. Each lesson and the guided hike will take into account the guests’ unique needs and abilities.

Don’t forget to support your favorite local high school team for their games today. I’m a Southern Ram fan through and through!

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 6

January 6, 2023: Heads up, the Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board is holding a hybrid public meeting on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. The public may participate virtually by Google Meet or by telephone at 1-419-684-0187​‬‬. PIN: 968212513​#​ or in person at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center. The meeting agenda is available online.

The weather today will be snow showers, mainly in the morning. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, with highs in the lower 30s and a low of 26. West winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph. The chance of snow is near 100%. Saturday will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny—highs in the lower 30s and a low of 21. West winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph. The chance of rain is 20%. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a chance of snow and rain—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 31. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

As the new year begins, it’s usually the time we start to think about what we want to do, or achieve, over the year ahead and make some resolutions. According to research, the average Marylander plans to save $10,410 (which would be $867 per month) in 2023, according to a survey.

A study by Construction Coverage looks at the most stable housing markets in the U.S. Ssince the year 2000, the median home price has increased by 150%. Who has a sense of the local numbers?

The Maryland Medicaid managed care provider, formerly known as Amerigroup Maryland, is now officially Wellpoint.

A warm welcome to Steve Kelley, as he recently accepted the position of Director of Planning and Community Development. This newly created position joins the administration and implementation of Economic Development, Planning, Land Development, and Permit functions.

Today is Hero’s Day at Wisp Resort! A complimentary 1-day extended day lift ticket is given to military, fire, police, and rescue personnel (EMS). A valid service ID must be presented at the ticket window.

See all the new things HART for Animals has this weekend at Pick of the Litter! or did you get any duplicate gifts this holiday? Donate them as you will not only be saving space, but you’ll also be helping to save homeless animals.

Accident Library invites you to join the sewing circle: “A Stitch in Time” on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM. All age groups and skill levels are welcome, so come meet other sewing enthusiasts and make new friends, stitch by stitch.

Otters, fishers, and minks, oh my! Join Ranger Noah on Sunday for this easy-to-moderate 1.5-mile hike, and learn about the fascinating lives of these small but mighty predators, known as weasels.

Enjoy the first weekend of the year with some great music in town! Check our entertainment calendar for the complete schedule.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 5

January 5, 2023: Last I checked the forecast, it looks like we will be getting some fresh snow this weekend! I’ve heard a lot of visitors saying their kids are too young or too short for tubing at the Wisp so they’re looking for sledding options. Here’s my local take on sledding!

The weather today will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny—highs in the mid-40s and a low of 28. West winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph. The chance of rain is 30%.

New Year, New State? A poll of Maryland families finds that most would relocate to Florida in 2023… and they would head to Canada if they were to move abroad. Check here the study and an interactive map of this research.

Make your New Year’s resolution one that can save your life – kick the nicotine habit! Quit Now! classes are scheduled throughout each year, and the first one in 2023 starts today at 3:30 pm in the conference room at the Health Department’s Oakland office.

The American Lung Association also provides tips and resources on how Maryland residents quit tobacco for good.

Garrett County Public Schools is working with Rachel’s Challenge to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning by focusing on the connection between students, faculty, and staff. Check the schedule for Rachel’s Challenge here.

The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting an in-person workshop today from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for prospective applicants of the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program.

Have some fun at the Open Mic Hosted by Kim Alexander tonight at MoonShadow.

Mountain State Brewing DCL plays TEAM TRIVIA every Thursday at 6:30 PM! Come test your knowledge over some cold brews & good friends.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 4

January 4, 2023: Today is a tough day. Follow this Prayers for Harper Facebook group to see the story of this sweet babe.

The weather today will have numerous showers in the morning, then showers in the afternoon—highs around 60 and a low of 38. South winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is near 100%.

Congratulations to Carissa Rodeheaver, president, and CEO of First United Bank and Trust, as she was elected by the American Banking Association as Treasurer for a two-year term.

The Board of County Commissioners will have its next public meeting on January 9.

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on January 17. The Board will meet in the cafeteria of Grantsville Elementary School. The meeting is open to the public and will be live-streamed.

Join Oakland Library today at 10:30 AM for a storytime designed for children ages 3 and up. This program promotes creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, and school readiness through stories, STEM activities, games, music, and crafts.

Relax with your fellow book lovers today at the Accident Branch Library as they share their latest reads.

Support your favorite high school team today.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 3

January 3, 2023: I am not feeling great this morning. Sorry to be a downer but the shiny New Year loses a bit of its luster when you’re sick. I guess it’s going around .. here’s a reminder that the Garrett County Health Department has a Respiratory Illness Snapshot that’s updated weekly.

The weather today will be showers, with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon—highs in the lower 60s and a low of 52. Southwest winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. The chance of rain is 80%.

It’s rainy this morning:

New Germany State Park is now scheduling private, custom, ranger-led snowshoe experiences. Couples, families, youth groups, and others are invited to learn about the sport, practice new skills, and explore the park with an experienced park ranger.

Keep the New Year’s momentum going by joining Ranger Noah on this challenging 4-mile hike. The first 10 participants to complete three Take-a-Hike Tuesdays will receive a free Ultimate Garrett County Adventure Guide Map.

Join Oakland Library today and develop your public speaking skills together with others with fun games and activities each month to build your confidence – teens and adults welcome!

 

Happy 2023!

January 2, 2023: Happy New Year! I’d love to hear the resolutions or intentions you’ve set for the new year! In 2023, I’m aiming for 1,000 hours outside….  a movement started by Ginny Yurich for her 5 children under 12. “With so much natural beauty all around us (even though we take it for granted at times) it seemed counterintuitive that so many outdoor spaces were just empty. [After] some research [she found] a goal of 4-6 hours of outside time each day was an ideal amount of time for children to spend, well, outside. This seemed excessive …. to us BUT, we tried it. And you know what? We have not looked back.”

Here are a few 1,000-hour trackers you can print and use. Mine is already printed and on my whiteboard over my desk.

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon—highs in the mid-50s and a low of 48. Southwest winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph. The chance of rain is 30%.

Want to take your trash out today? Here are the holiday hours.

Challenge #2 of the Play Hard, Live Clean (PHLC) healthy lifestyle campaign was for students at Northern and Southern Middle Schools to go 10 days without any caffeine drinks during November.

Congratulations to Trina Rumer, as she was recently named the 2022 Safety Star of the Year at Garrett Regional Medical Center. Rumer works in the hospital’s environmental services department and is the inaugural recipient of the newly established safety star of the year award.

NOTE: On January 12, Garrett County Public Schools and Grimm & Parker plan to hold meetings with members of the Northern Area Grade Band and Facility Use Committees.

  • The Secondary Committee will meet from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • The Elementary Committee will meet from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • The community meeting will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Garrett Workforce Housing Alliance will be hosting a casual get-together over dinner and drinks on January 11 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to talk about solutions and build connections.

Check the new Public Skate schedule at the JTF Ice Rink. This is the general schedule and can change due to special events or weather conditions. Schedule your visit!!

It’s the first Monday of the year, so join Brenda’s Pizzeria for Pizza Monday.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 30

December 30, 2022: The temperature change is nearly 90 degrees in the last week!  WOW! We’re pretty hardy folk up here in Garrett County but those -40 degree temperatures with no power are tough. I’ve seen numerous instances of burst pipes and major damages because of this crazy weather. One of my favorite spots in Pittsburgh — Bicycle Heaven Museum — has seen significant damage. I hope everyone is able to recover quickly and soon!

I appreciate Donna McNally for sharing her sunset photo with us:

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s and a low of 40. Southwest winds of around 5 mph. Saturday will be rainy—highs in the lower 50s and a low of 39. South winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 90%. Sunday will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny. Cold with highs around 12. West winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill values are as low as 18 below.

Any New Year’s resolution is hard to keep, but the Garrett County Health Department makes kicking the nicotine habit a goal you just might be able to reach. Quit Now classes are scheduled throughout each year, and the first one in 2023 starts on Thursday, January 5, at 3:30 PM in the conference room at the Health Department’s Oakland office.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the January firearm deer hunting season opens on January 6, 2023, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties.

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office announced that it has once again increased the Lyft rideshare credit to encourage Marylanders to take advantage of the safe ride option this holiday season. Each Marylander is eligible to receive one $20 rideshare credit this weekend while supplies last. A select number of rideshare credits will be available between 4:00 PM and 4:00 AM starting December 29 until January 2, (CODE: NYEMAKEAPLAN2023).

Due to damage to the testing structure resulting from the recent storm, all testing for the near future will be completed in the loop in the upper parking lot. Please park in any open space (shown below) and call regarding your arrival (301-501-3065, COVID-19 Testing Line). The Department will then inform you when you should proceed to the loop next to the upper parking lot.

Before this year ends, join Discovery Center for their activities this weekend! Choose between Owl Pellets, Reptile Encounter, and Shellfies for your activity for the whole family!

Don’t forget the Fur Ball Online Auction starting January 1! The first 50 who register for HART for Animals’ Online Auction will be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Looking for a place to celebrate the New Year? Check these establishments where you can wave “goodbye” to 2022 with your family and friends:

Also… we have these local bands playing in the area, so check out our entertainment calendar for the complete schedule this weekend!

Any plans for the first day of 2023? Check out these First Day Hikes in Sang Run State Park, Swallow Falls State Park, Deep Creek Lake State Park, and New Germany State Park (self-guided and ranger-guided)!

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 29

December 29, 2022: Should I turn this blog into a food blog? haha … I’m not going to but last night I went to Firewater with some friends. I enjoyed the holiday special drink “Sleigh My Name” and the salmon BLT sandwich.

Also, we had an AMAZING sunset last night — please send me your photos! I want to see your views!

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s and a low of 39. Southwest winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

Maryland Salem Children’s Trust in Grantsville is desperately seeking an interim nurse RN to be available for residential students and to provide medications. Great opportunity and pay for someone that cares and wants a flexible, temporary engagement.  Call Mike Tumbarello, Executive Director, at 410.707.7725 or tumbarellomike@MDsalem.org.

Did Santa put a little extra jingle in your stocking? Maybe it’s time to grab what Santa forgot to put under your tree! Some items at Cashmere Clothing are already marked at 50% off; the rest is Buy One, Get One 50% off!

Join the Discovery Center for the Build a Birdfeeder program today at 11:00 AM.

Support your local high school team for their games. Check here for the schedule today! 

Enjoy some music with C&T Trio at Honi-Honi Bar tonight.

 

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 28

December 28, 2022: I am waking up happy this morning after a delicious dinner at Ace’s Run last night. My business partner, Mike (remember Mike’s posts?), his wife Jean, my husband Ken, and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Natasha was a great server, too! I’ve been dreaming about the bread pudding for the last week…

Here’s a pic of that ooey-gooey, perfect bread pudding:

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 42 and a low around 30. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

At the lake for Christmas week? Join Discovery Center for the Aviary Tour today at 2:00 PM.

It’s a tournament! A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (for the Nintendo Switch) event is today at 4pm! Free entry and everyone is welcome! Prizes are available for winners as well!

Come join Kitzmiller Library today at 4:30 PM as they explore a variety of activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

These “brothers from another mother” are sure to keep you entertained throughout the entire show! Catch Good Guys Duo at Honi-Honi Bar tonight at 8:00 PM.

 

 

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Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 22

December 22, 2022: So far in Oakland today, we've received about 2" of snow and now it is turning to freezing rain. I'm not sure what to expect as far as this winter storm is concerned but I've seen reports that tomorrow will be blizzard conditions. Everyone stay...

Happy Winter Solstice!

December 21, 2022: Happy Winter Solstice! Today is the first official day of the winter season and the time when the earth's axis is tilted as far away from the sun as it can be; resulting in the shortest day and the longest night of the year for the Northern...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 20

December 20, 2022: I cannot believe it's already December 20! Will I see you at the public meeting this afternoon? The new Board of Garrett County Commissioners will be sworn in today. The weather today will be partly sunny in the morning, then becoming cloudy—highs...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 19

December 19, 2022: Happy Hanukkah! Also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish festival that lasts for eight days. In the Hebrew calendar, Hanukkah starts on the 25th of Kislev, which corresponds to the time frame between late November and December...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 16

December 16, 2022: How did everyone do with the ice storm? I'd love to see your photos! Here in Oakland, I measured about .25" of ice and about .25" of sleet / snow. The power was off from about 5:45 am to 12:00pm but we made out just fine. Here is a photo from this...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 15

December 15, 2022: The sleet and freezing rain are hitting the window of my car as I write this, and I, personally, have been out of power since about 5:45 am this morning. There has been some ice accumulation here in Oakland. Here are two photos from my yard but I'm...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 14

December 14, 2022: This photo was sent in by a dear reader this morning. The very depiction of "red sky in the morning, sailors take warning" as we have an impending ice storm in the forecast. A little research and I've learned Shakespeare used a version of this in...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 13

December 13, 2022: Have you ever heard of the PECS system? I learned yesterday that PECS is the Picture Exchange Communication System: a way for autistic people to communicate without relying on speech. To communicate, people use cards with pictures, symbols, words,...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 12

December 12, 2022: Good Monday morning! Unfortunately, over the weekend, the Garrett County Health Department issued an overdose alert. This was done after learning there has been a recent increase in overdoses related to opiates in and around Garrett County. These...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 9

December 9, 2022: Have you seen the "Alexa, thank my driver" initiative circling social media? At first, I thought it may be a fake but I was able to verify this on the Amazon website: Customers can say “Alexa, thank my driver,” and the driver of their most recent...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 8

December 8, 2022: I am honored to have received a special certificate and recognition yesterday for quarterbacking the County's Sesquicentennial events. It was over two years of planning and coordinating but we really felt a groundswell of support for the cause. I...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 7

December 7, 2022: It is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. A day to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed on this day in 1941. Also, today is my granny's birthday in Heaven. Thinking of my family today and wishing I could just have one...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 6

December 6, 2022: Today is Saint Nicholas Day or also known as the Feast Of Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century Bishop and one the most notable saints. He became known and adored for his giving nature rewarding the "good" people which is how Santa Claus...

Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog December 5

Good Monday morning to you! How was your weekend? I had a great weekend kicking off with A Great Small Town Christmas on Friday Night! Then, we held a Global Fat Tire Bike Day event. This was an event celebrated across the world to talk skills, make friends, and get...

Deep Creek Daily Notes December 2

December 2, 2022: I cannot believe it's already December 2! Is anyone else feeling like the time is flying by? I love the holiday season and these first two weekends of December have so many events scheduled. Especially if you're looking for opportunities to see the...

Meteorological Winter

December 1, 2022: Welcome, December! AKA the beginning of meteorological winter. Meteorological winter is a way for the weather folks to more easily compare weather events year over year. The dates of December 1 to February 28 (or 29) were selected based on the annual...

End of November Wrap Up

November 30, 2022: As I take a moment to reflect on the last day of November, I feel as though it's we've had a pretty good month overall. Typically, this time of year is known as the off-season (or the mud season to locals) since it can be cold and wet and winter...

Giving Tuesday at Deep Creek Lake

Tuesday, November 29, 2022: After the chaos of Black Friday and the deals of Cyber Monday, today is known as Giving Tuesday. In case you haven't heard of Giving Tuesday, it was created in 2012 as a simple idea: "a day that encourages people to do good" (on the Tuesday...

Cyber Monday at Deep Creek Lake

Monday, November 28: The weather today will be cloudy. Rain showers are likely mainly in the morning. Cooler with highs in the upper 30s and a low of 31. Northwest winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of rain is 70%. It's Cyber Monday but...

Friday November 25, Saturday November 26, Sunday November 27

The weather today will likely be rain, with highs in the lower 40s and a low of 27. West winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. The chance of rain is 70%. Saturday will be sunny, with highs in the upper 40s and a low of 35. West winds of around 5 to 10...

Thursday November 24

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! The weather today will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-50s and a low of 37. South winds of around 5 mph. Several Sheetz gas stations are dropping the price of Unleaded 88 to $1.99 through next Monday, Nov. 28. You have a few...

Wednesday November 23

The weather today will be sunny—highs in the upper 40s and a low of 27. West winds of around 5 mph. GCPS is beginning to investigate the grade band alignment on the Northern end of the county. Wednesday, November 23, 2022, will be a three-hour early dismissal for GCPS...

Tuesday November 22

The weather today will be sunny—highs in the mid-40s and a low of 27. Southwest winds of around 5 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph. Did you see the HUGE news?! Wisp Resort has announced its grand opening for the 2022 / 2023 season: This Friday, November 25, at 9am! Don't...

Monday November 21

The weather today will be sunny, with highs around 40 and a low of 24. Southwest winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph. It's never too cold to get outside but ... it was still pretty blustery this weekend for our snow ride! Save the date for "Global...

Friday November 18, Saturday November 19, Sunday November 20

The weather today will be partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50% chance of snow showers. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 Inches possible-highs in the lower 30s and a low of 16. West winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph....

Thursday November 17

The weather today will be cloudy. Numerous snow showers in the morning. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch, with highs in the upper 20s and a low of 21. West winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. The chance of snow is 70%. We're starting the...

Wednesday November 16

The weather today will be cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning, with a slight chance of rain showers, then a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon—highs in the mid-30s and a low of 20. West winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph. The chance of...

Tuesday November 15

The weather today will have a chance of snow in the morning, then snow, freezing rain, and rain in the afternoon. Snow accumulation is around an inch. Ice accumulation of up to a tenth of an inch—highs in the lower 30s and a low of 31. Southeast winds of around 5 to...

Monday November 14

The weather today will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 26. Northwest winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming northeast in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 15%. Brenda’s Pizzeria...

Friday November 11, Saturday November 12, Sunday November 13

The weather today will be showering in the morning, then numerous showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon—highs in the lower 60s and a low of 43. Southeast winds of around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of rain is near 100%. Saturday...