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Showers likely today with a high temperature of 57 and a low temperature of 44. Saturday, showers in the morning then turning partly sunny but then back to showers through the night; low of 29. A slight chance of snow on Sunday with high temp of 44 and low temp of 32.

We will be updating the site to our May edition next Tuesday and we are looking for an awesome cover photo! Will you send us what you have? Also, don’t forget we are always collecting photos for our cover, our gallery and our featured photo of the month pages — email is best: or tag us on instagram!

Here’s something different: Members and guests will gather to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the Youghiogheny Glades Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Friday afternoon from 2:00pm – 3:30pm at the Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library.

There’s too much to list going on around the lake this weekend. Go to our events page to learn more about concerts, book signings, wine tastings and tours, brunches, and disc golf competitions and more.

The Ruth Enlow Library announced Thursday that it received a donation to its Early Literacy program from the Community Trust Foundation (CTF) through the Crimson Shamrock Literacy Fund.  This will help the library add early literacy backpacks to its circulating collection as part of the library’s family engagement initiative. Way to go!

The Winter Mountain Fresh Farmers Market will be held in Community Action meeting room in Oakland Saturday from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

The Little Yough Summer Music Festival Committee is currently in the planning stage for its 22nd year! There are eight dates scheduled for this year’s lineup and it takes approximately $15,000 to break-even so they are looking for sponsors/donations. Contact Michelle Ross at for more information.

Technology meets the great outdoors:  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is launching new mobile-friendly volunteer angler surveys, making it easy to turn a fishing trip into scientific research by submitting catch data right from a phone.

The Garrett County Board of Education (BOE) is in the process of developing a strategic plan for the school system and they is seeking feedback on the preliminary report of strategic issues from community members, including parents, staff, students and Garrett County residents.

Get out there and network!  The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille will be hosting the Chamber’s May Business After Hours on Thursday, May 10th from 5:30pm- 7:30pm.

So, what do Mah-Jongg, windmills, mazes, Gettysburg and churches have in common?  They are all topics in May’s Garrett Institute of Lifelong Learning programming.  Get more details at