First Day of Spring

March 20, 2023: Happy First Day of Spring! The vernal equinox is the equinox in March, when the sun crosses the celestial equator in a northerly direction, marking the prime meridian of right ascension. This is the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator, from south to north. The vernal equinox happens on March 19, 20, or 21 every year in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, this same event marks the beginning of fall.  Meteorologists mark the spring from March 1 through May 31st.

The weather today will be sunny, with highs in the lower 40s and a low of 27. West winds of around 5 to 10 mph.

The FY2024 Education Aid Calculations presentation was postponed in March due to a long agenda and bad weather. It’s now available as a video and slideshow on the GCPS website and BoardDocs, covering important budget factors.

Maryland General Assembly passed SB 474, creating Senator George C. Edwards Fund to provide $50M for capital and business development projects over 4 years, with $20M for the first round in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties.

Garrett County Public Schools will dismiss students three hours early today for a county-wide professional development day. Staff will receive training based on their identified needs.

Congratulations to Haeli Gustafson named the Garrett County Black Businessowner of the Year!

It’s Pizza Monday at Brenda’s! Enjoy mouth-watering pizzas at a special discounted rate, available for both dine-in and carry-out options throughout the day.

It’s a special day as the 2023 Spring Schedule of Learning Beyond the Classroom begins! Everyone is invited to join in on the excitement at Friendsville Firehall from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. The schedule is filled with delightful activities, including purposeful play, storytime, crafts, snacks, and giveaways.

Come and be a part of the exciting programs being offered by Ruth Enlow Library today! Kids can enjoy the engaging Children’s Story Time and STEAM Kids activities, while adults can join the Grantsville Library for an hour of fun-filled Book Bingo.

Celebrate the Spring Equinox today by joining Ranger Noah on this easy 1-mile night hike. Listen for the sounds of the spring peepers, feel the warmer weather coming, and watch for the stars in the sky.


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