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The weather today will be sunny with a high near 58 and a low around 37. Saturday will be a chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55 and low around 38. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 43 and a low around 30. A slight chance of showers before 1pm. West wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

AccuWeather meteorologists are alerting snow lovers and those hoping for a white Christmas about the potential for a possible snowstorm in the Northeast around the middle of December. The storm is far from set in stone, but forecasters are recognizing some early signals that a storm could come together and tap enough cold air to produce snow across part of the region during the middle of next week (Wednesday – Thursday).

I know I could use a nice snow… fingers crossed! 🙂

My husband Ken, Mike, and I were able to enjoy a preview of the new Firewater Kitchen & Bar last night! They will be open today at 4pm for reservations. Please email and try it out. Note: all mask and social distancing mandates are followed.

The Great Christmas Light Fight premiers on ABC tonight. This season features Allegany County resident, Scott Pennington, and his annual Christmas light display. This year’s display “A Haunted Christmas.” can be visited at 11417 Kreighbaum Road NW, Corriganville, MD 21524.

Two weeks after Thanksgiving, Maryland reported the highest number of COVID-19 deaths at 49.

Locally, the Garrett County Health Department received 86 additional positive COVID-19 results on Wednesday, December 10 bringing the current county total positives to 1,130. The Health Department was also notified of the death of 5 county residents which brings the total county deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications to 14.

The health department reports the updated numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays so we can expect another update after publishing these Daily Notes morning.

The Northern High School Thespian Society will be presenting its second virtual play this year, “Christmas Sprinkles“, on Friday, December 11, 2020, at 7:00 PM. Please email Ms. Jennifer Virts at

Don’t forget to cast your vote in the Festival of Trees virtual tree decorating contest! Visit FOTGC Voting to find out more! Also, the Christmas Light Display and Broadford Park Drive-Thru Lights will put you in the holiday spirit this weekend!

We’re happy to share that we were able to donate nearly $100 for the House of Hope through the sale of our Turkey Day 5k t-shirts! Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear readers!

Also, today, we announce the 2020 DCT December Dash! We encourage our readers to stay active, enjoy our natural resources, and stay energized while social distancing through the holiday season! You can get your t-shirt (short or long-sleeve) here! The shirt is $22 and we will again be making a donation from a percentage of the profits. This time, we’ll be supporting HART for Animals. We appreciate your ongoing support — please message us if you have any questions!