Friday August 6, Saturday August 7, Sunday August 8

Aug 6, 2021

The weather today will be mostly sunny — patchy fog before 10am and a slight chance of showers after 2pm. A high near 80 and a low around 61. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Saturday will be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78 and a low around 61. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80 and a low around 61. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Are you looking for something for the kids to do next week? The Garrett County Arts Council has a few spaces left in their “Underwater World Summer Adventure” program. In these grade-appropriate, week-long sessions, participants take a deep dive into the Smithsonian’s collections from our $MART ART workspace from August 9th-13th from 9:30am-12:30pm. Contact them at 301-334-6580 or info@garrettarts.org and tell them Deep Creek Times sent you!

The Town of Oakland sewer line replacement project will begin on Monday, August 9th. Work on the project will begin on Second Street at Center Street and will continue north on Second Street to Omar Street. There will unfortunately be temporary traffic disruptions and detours to normal traffic flow.

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club operates the McHenry Community Park at 1249 Bumble Bee Rd so locals and visitors enjoy outdoor recreation. In June, they held a Bike Rodeo to support the Garrett County Pump Track. They have raised almost $70,000 available and should be able to break ground on some version (either dirt or paved) this year.

I saw the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department honoring a fallen soldier from WWII with a flag presented across the road. The soldier’s remains were brought through Oakland late Wednesday night to his final resting spot in Thomas, WV.

The 64th Annual Garrett County Agricultural Fair continues today!
Master Showman Competition starts the day
–2:00pm Sheep – 4-H & FFA Lead Contest at the Show Ring
–3:30pm Sheep – Pee Wee Swine Show at the Show Ring
–4:00pm Pickin’ Empty Pockets musical entertainment
–5:00pm Engineering and Skillathon Awards Program
–6:00pm Costume Animal Parade
–7:00pm Cow Patty Bingo at the Show Ring, THE Mud Bog (Managed by Strut Your Stuff – Shine and Show Promotions) and 4-H’s Got Talent

Then, at 7:30pm is Daryl Worley: the rich, reedy tones and all-American, blue-collar themes in his #1 hits “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten?” are reminders of the down-to earth, Haggard-like Darryl Worley you always knew. The island vibes and blue-eyed soul in new songs “It’s Good To Be Me” and “Lonely Alone” suggest there’s another, almost-funky, version of Worley that’s been kept under wraps.

It’s a busy day with several state park events and tonight is the first Old Time Jam of the year at New Germany State Park!

Alpine Lake Resort is holding their Community Yard and Bake Sale today and tomorrow.

At 11:30am, it’s the Read Together Book Club in Grantsville.

And, live music continues with the FREE Little Yough Summer Music Festival in Oakland. Tonight is the group Beggars Clan.