Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog August 11

Friday August 11, Saturday August 12, Sunday August 13, 2023: There are a few important pieces of information and reminders for my dear readers and I hope you stick with me to the end of today’s notes for a big update!

Sales of the Just InCredible Deals Cards (to benefit Just In Power Kids) are slowing down! I NEED YOUR HELP! Will you take a moment to consider a donation in exchange for one of the cards? It’s worth over $50 of DCL area goodies and is great for a gift, for a friend, or for yourself!

I am planning the first-ever I Donut Run 0.5k event next weekend. This is a family fun day with a 0.5k fun run / walk (with prizes), crafts, lawn games and an outdoor gear swap (set up yard sale-style). Consider registering for the 0.5k (to ensure we have enough donuts and stickers) and the rest of the day is free!

The weather today will be patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 75 and a low around 59. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Saturday is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 62. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday is a chance of showers and thunderstorms but mostly sunny with a high near 78 and a low around 60.

Did you know we have a lake temperature gauge? The lake is about 73 degrees.

Local officials, including Delegate Jim Hinebaugh, marked the opening of the revamped Ticket Office Museum in Mountain Lake Park. This historic site, once connected to the Bashford Amphitheater, now shines anew thanks to support from Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area and the Town Council.

The United States Department of Agriculture has adjusted income guidelines for free and reduced-price school lunches due to inflation, expanding eligibility for families. This change aims to ease the cost of meals. Learn more in the linked article.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations from members for the Honorary Golden Ambassador award. To nominate, contact Sarah Duck at or 301-387-8746 for a form. Submit completed nominations to Sarah Duck by email, fax, or in person at 15 Visitors Center Drive McHenry, MD 21541 by 5:00 PM on September 8th.

Lydia Wilburn, a Northern Garrett Middle School student, and National History Day state qualifier, recently engaged in the National Endowment for the Humanities Day on Capitol Hill.

Prepare for Maryland’s upcoming hunting seasons! The 2023-24 major hunting periods begin during late summer and early fall, offering exciting opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Discover the outdoors with like-minded women at the annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop from August 11-13. Engage in hands-on activities from fishing to basket weaving and more!

Teaming up with Grantsville, Maryland, and sponsors, JTF presents the FREE August 11th Summer Camp. Enjoy supervised activities from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, including Archery Tag, Bubble Soccer, and more!

The Little Yough Summer Music Festival continues with The Wilson Springs Hotel tonight at 7:00 PM. The Mountain Fresh Pavilion in the A&E District sets the stage for these family-friendly, free concerts every Friday evening.

The Big Funky Blues Fest is HERE! Tomorrow, on August 12, the festival is features nine phenomenal bands on an outdoor stage and a diverse array of artisans and crafters in the AG Hall. Explore activities like Axe Throwing, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, a Kids Zone, and more!

Free on-site shredding is available tomorrow at First United Bank & Trust Operations Center (12892 Garrett Highway) from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM with a five-box limit per household or business. Also, learn about identity and credit security.

Creekside Prayer Chapel in McHenry invites all to a nostalgic, all-congregational hymn sing led by Pastor Mary Mickle. Experience the revival of hymns of praise and worship on August 12, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM.

Here it is, a bit buried, but the Glendale Road reopening is scheduled on or before September 1, 2023.

This weekend is happenin’! Check our calendar for the weekend entertainment schedule and local state park programs. Fun for the family!

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