Friday August 14, Saturday August 15, Sunday August 16

Aug 14, 2020

The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 62. East wind around 8 mph. A chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight. Saturday will be  showers, mainly after noon. High near 69 and a low around 60. East wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. High near 69 and low around 59.

Pine Lodge Steakhouse is celebrating Deep Creek’s 95th birthday with this specialty menu for TODAY and SATURDAY (dine-In):

The Official DCL 95th Birthday Party is Saturday at 12-noon.

Be sure to stop at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow from 10am – 1pm: To name a few items available for purchase, there are patty-pan squash, eggplant, a variety of tomatoes, and lots of kinds of peppers, including sweet banana peppers, poblanos, and jalapenos. Peaches, apples, and sweet corn. And, more zucchini!

Garrett County Public Schools has been awarded a grant from the Maryland State Office of Rural Broadband to provide hot spots for at-home, virtual learning. Please apply for a hot spot if you currently do not have internet access, or if you feel your internet access is not sufficient for virtual learning.

At Deep Creek Lake, largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found feeding in the shallower areas during the early morning and late evening hours near grass and shoreline structure….. A variety of topwater and soft plastic lures work well in these areas… Crankbaits, grubs, and jigs work well in the deeper water and whacky rigged worms flipped under docks can get a lazy bass to pick up a bait. Bluegill can be found hanging around docks, with yellow perch, walleye, and bass deep along grass edges. Crickets and worms work well for bluegills. Drifting live minnows is a good bet for working the deep grass edges.

The Maryland Department of Commerce announced a third round of emergency relief funding will soon be used to assist local 501(c)(6) nonprofits. Approved applicants can receive up to $10,000 in grant funding — applications will be available on the OneStop portal beginning August 17 and will be accepted through August 24 at 5pm.

The Office of the Attorney General has received information that businesses in Maryland have been receiving a letter entitled “2020 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” — this letter is a SCAM.

Regional Maryland colleges are joining together for a capital projects event.

The Breeding Bird Atlas of Maryland and the District of Columbia is a five-year project documenting local breeding bird populations. If you find a nest—whether it’s in the backyard or the backwoods—you can contribute to the project. Visit the department’s Breeding Bird Atlas website to learn how to get involved or to explore the data.

“Voting” for the third annual People’s Choice Challenge will begin on Monday! Stay tuned!