The weather today will be a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 85 and a low around 65. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. On Saturday, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 and a low around 58. Sunday will be a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75 and a low around 59. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Isolated severe storms along with isolated instances of flash flooding are possible during the afternoon and evening hours today.
Garrett County Public Schools shared its summer programming recap. A few of the goals of the programming were to 1. To remediate identified priority standards from grade-level content 2. To accelerate and scaffold upcoming content by ensuring mastery of pre-requisite skills focused on priority standards 3. Provide social-emotional support to students.
Garrett County Public Schools has also shared the DRAFT plan for a safe return to in-person instruction.
The Garrett County Health Department would like your opinion on its customer service and work. The short survey is here.
Are you keeping up with the Maryland Trek? The journey starts each year at Deep Creek and benefits Just in Power Kids!
First United Bank & Trust’s Carissa L. Rodeheaver was recently named one of the Most Influential Banking Services Leaders in Maryland.
This Sunday, August 15, is the Deep Creek Lions Poker Cruise. Feeling lucky? Register at Dutch’s between noon and 1:00 PM, and stopping at lake area establishments, you’ll collect cards at each spot. Returning to Silver Tree, you’ll get a final card. In the end, we’ll play the cards, and the best poker hands win prizes! $50 per boat gets you your entry fee and a goody bag. Passengers can contribute an additional $20 to play their own hand.
The Garrett County Department of Business Development is hiring an Agriculture Business Specialist.
Thanks to Clark Day for taking and sharing this photo:
Friendsville Days is this weekend! The festival will kick off tonight with a community dinner followed by live music from 6pm- 9pm by a local favorite, Buffalo Run. On Saturday, August 14th at noon, the parade through the town of Friendsville, led by our grand Marshall Friendsville’s very own Ina Hicks. After the parade on Saturday, the activities at the park will commence at 1pm.
Celebrate the Garrett County Historical Society’s 80th Anniversary with a good old-fashioned Ice Cream Social outside the museum at Dailey Park on 2nd St. There will be homemade cupcakes, Devler’s ice cream, and more.
Saturday is Wooden Sign Painting at Deep Creek Lavender Farm.
Get ready for Monday: Tom Crowl! Comedy Ventriloquist Show.
Save the Date! Maryland DNR Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio will present a State of the Lake Address regarding Deep Creek Lake in person on August 24.