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The weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high near 72 and a low of 55. It will be a great weekend: Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny and clear with highs in the low 70s and lows in the high 50s.

Lauren Hess shared this tough tiny tot at Deep Creek Lake!

This week is National Farmer’s Market week: August 4-10. Be sure to stop by Oakland on Saturday from 10am-1pm.

There is a lot going on this weekend — to name a few events:
🐦Birding at DCL Discovery Center
🌭Hot Dogs for Hospice
🚘Drive-In Dinner and Cruise-In to benefit FTC Team 2818
🦐Seafood Nights at The Manor Steakhouse
πŸŽ‰30th Annual Friendsville Days Festival
🎸Entertainment all weekend
🎀Little Yough Summer Music Festival – Cold Chocolate
🌲Night Hike at New Germany State Park
πŸ—Bittinger VFD Chicken BBQ
πŸ‰Kids Watermelon Eating Contest
🎡Jenny Wilson Jazz Quartet
πŸš™8th Annual Cruise-In for Hospice

A Supra ski boat listed in our Online Marketplace has just recently been reduced in price! There’s still a lot of summer left!

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week is Sunday August 11 through Saturday August 17: Qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. The first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free. Accessory items, except for backpacks, are not included.

10 Bucks a Foot is the new Garrett Trails fundraiser! (And, click on the link to see their newsletter featuring yours truly in her Deep Creek Times jersey as part of the Garrett County Gran Fondo write-up)

Since we’re talking bikes — Zach Adams, of Appalachian Dirt, is a featured profile in Highland Outdoors magazine. His company has been building new mountain bike trails at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

A free TIPS for Concessions training being offered in September (9/24) for qualifying non-profit organizations or businesses who are affiliated with a non-profit fundraiser. RSVP to Brenda at the Garrett County Health Department: 301-334-7730 or brenda.sisler@maryland.gov.

A reminder that MD State Park Annual Passes are available$75 for Marylanders; $100 for out-of-state visitors. This pass is unlimited day-use admission and boat launching at state parks, and a 10 percent discount on state-operated concessions and boat rentals.

Also, the contest is still open for the Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 30 for a chance to be featured in the 2020 wall calendar and/or cash prizes.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal would like to share basic lightning safety tips as Maryland continues to experience thunderstorms with damaging lightning strikes — read more safety tips here.

  • If you can hear thunder, you are in striking distance of lightning. Look for shelter inside a home, large building, or hard-topped vehicle immediately.
  • There is no safe place outside. Places with only a roof on golf courses, sports fields, and picnic areas are not safe during a lightning storm. Small sheds should not be used as a source of shelter.
  • If a person is struck by lightning, call 9-1-1 immediately.