Deep Creek Daily Notes May 15

Monday, May 15, 2023: This weekend was one for the books! Despite the cold, rainy, and muddy conditions, more than 200 resilient individuals gathered at Deep Creek State Park for the inaugural Walk for Recovery, presented by Reflection House. This event, held on Saturday, showcased the unity and determination of the community in support of recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s and a low of 52. Southeast winds of around 5 to 10 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 10%.

An International 470 Sailboat was just listed for sale in our online marketplace. Complete with rigging, sails, and trapeze harness $700.

First United Bank & Trust believes that banking is not just about financial transactions, but also about people. Their dedicated team is committed to providing customized solutions that benefit both customers and team members. For more details about their services, please check here.

FYI — a recent fire in Mountain Lake Park caused the release of petroleum & automotive fluids into a ditch that goes to Little Yough River. Hazmat teams & Maryland Dept. of Environment are addressing the situation but the waterway between MD Highway & Little Yough should be avoided until the cleanup is complete. Contact Garrett County Health Dept at 301-334-7760 with any concerns.

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a time for education on how to prevent tick-borne diseases. Warmer weather and humidity create ideal conditions for disease-carrying ticks. The entire East Coast is susceptible to various tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease and in Garrett County, ticks are collected and tested for disease.

At the May Board of Education Meeting, President Tom Woods announced a change to the agenda item regarding the Interim Superintendent search. Dr. Brenda McCartney is set to serve in the position for the next school year, pending approval from the State Superintendent of Schools and contract negotiations.

Garrett County Public Schools will have early dismissal for students on May 16, 2023, for staff development in the afternoon. Various professional development opportunities will be conducted for staff based on identified needs in each building. Administrative offices will remain on their regular schedule.

The Southern Garrett High Unified Track Team won the western regional tournament at Fort Hill High School and is headed to the state tournament! Best of luck at the event, which takes place at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, MD, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 9:00 AM. Congrats on your regional win!

Looking for a fun day trip? Join St. Peter’s “Saints Alive Group” as they head to the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Johnstown, PA to see the musical “Life Could Be a Dream” on Wednesday, June 14 at 2:00 PM. Tickets cost $31.00 per person and must be prepaid by May 25 to reserve seats for the group.

This week is all about Learning Beyond the Classroom! The organizers have put together an exciting lineup of activities that promise to be both fun and engaging. Participants can expect to enjoy Purposeful Play, Storytime, Crafts, Snacks, and even have a chance to win some amazing Giveaways.

Looking to improve your tomato gardening skills? Join the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners at the Friendsville Library for a free interactive session today. Get answers to all your tomato gardening questions and learn about terms like Indeterminate, Determinate, Heirloom, Hybrid, and Open-Pollinated. Plus, get tips on buying transplants from local greenhouses and take home some free seeds.

Fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure readers, this one’s for you! The Oakland Library is hosting a book club meeting today from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join fellow enthusiasts as they discuss “Thistlefoot” by GennaRose Nethercott.

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