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The weather today will be showers, with thunderstorms also possible; a high near 67 and a low around 49. Saturday will be partly sunny with a chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. High near 56 and a low around 39. Wind gusts as high as 24 mph. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers; a high near 51 and a low around 42.

With Passover starting on Good Friday and Easter occurring this Sunday, we wanted to wish all of our readers a Happy Passover and Happy Easter. Since the two overlap this year, I thought I would include this interesting piece on the commonality between these two religious holidays.  Have a great holiday and weekend whatever your religion.

I had the pleasure of attending the Power of Possibilities Summit Thursday.  Congratulations to the winners and to Jodi McClintock and team at the college for a nice event. I especially enjoyed the keynote presented by Jeff Tobe, author of Coloring Outside the Lines.  I have not read the book yet, but if it has as much simple, practical management insight as his talk, it is worth a read and I wanted to pass along.

Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel William Pallozzi recently presented Bittinger Volunteer and EMT Heather Christner the Maryland State Police PCO of the Year award! Heather is the daughter of Glen and Patty Champlin. Congratulations Heather!

Greg Short & Friends will be at Sipside Lounge tonight beginning at 5:30.

The last indoor ‘Winter’ Farmer’s Market this coming Saturday (April 20). Then there will be two outdoor Markets at the Mt Fresh Pavilion, May 11 & 25, before the 2019 Summer Season starts June 1st. A reminder the indoor market is held at the Garrett County Community Action Conference Room at 104 E. Center Street in Oakland.

Last week’s An Evening with the Stars (#AEWTS2019) raised $47,000 for Cindy’s Fund. Tad Rodeheaver, Mason Wolf, Jake Sweitzer, and Brayden Warnick earned Crowd’s Choice with their Mötley Crüe‘ act and 5 doctors Becky Crowell, Margie Fridkin, Lynda Dougherty, Stephanie Sisler, & Abby Feathers earned Top Fundraiser and Judges Choice awards with their Spice Girls show.

The Maryland ALS and BLS July 2019 protocol updates are now available online for EMS providers. We wanted to share the cover as Garrett County represents with JT Collins and Phillip Rumor on the statewide manual!

Since Easter is later this year, the local egg hunts have been really spread out. Here are a few happening this weekend:

Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Indoors!)
April 19 @ 6:00 pm at the Bloomington Fire Dept
Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Bloomington Park and Pavilion. Lots of eggs to find and everyone leaves with a prize! A yummy snack and drink for each participant is also provided. Everyone is welcome!!

EGGstreme Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This event is designed for families to experience the outdoors together and will feature over 1,000 eggs strategically hidden along 10 miles of trails within the park.

Easter Egg Hunt!
April 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sponsored by Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales — Hop on down to Monkey Business Adventure Park for Taylor-Made’s 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring your basket and be ready to start hunting at 11!

Natural Egg Dyeing
April 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center to dye Easter eggs using our homemade natural dyes made from ingredients like coffee and beets. Please bring six (6) hard-boiled eggs with you. Easter Bunny is on site!

Something different: A Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt @ New Day Church
April 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sign Ups – 7:30PM Hunt Begins – 8:15PM  // Ages – 2-12  // Rain or Shine // Bring your own flashlight Eggs contain candy or tickets for prizes
Register to win The Grand Family Prize

Easter Egg Hunt
April 21 @1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Stop by the lawn at UNOs on Easter Sunday for a free egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

AND:

An Adult Easter Egg Hunt
April 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come hunt with Mountain State Brewery at the pub and win swag, drink discounts, food discounts, and more! 21+, one egg per person. (We will have some kid friendly eggs for the little ones too)