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Cloudy with a chance of rain today and tomorrow; highs in the high 40s to low 50s. Weather on Sunday and Monday will be cooler with a chance of snow showers both days. Sunday’s high will be 32 degrees with Monday’s high only reaching 22 degrees.

According to the American Automobile Association, over 100 million people will be traveling from Saturday through Monday. There will likely be a few storms present around the country, so check the weather. Garrett County appears right on the border, so we may be in for a mix or some snow.

The Ruth Enlow Library in Grantsville will be having a Christmas open house today at 3:30pm. Lynn Barnes-Dale will be performing Celtic music on her harp, crafts will be available and refreshments will be provided. Contact Kim at 301-895-5298 ext. 0141 or kim@relib.net.

MoonShadow has entertainment for a few days/nights this weekend.

Don’t forget that the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center is open every day from 10:00am – 4:00pm from the 22nd to the 31st (closed Christmas day). They have some nice programs for all ages.

‘Tis the season for giving. The latest World Giving Index shows that Americans are among the world’s most generous people, ranking No. 5 out of 140 countries. And, a recent study by WalletHub ranked Maryland second most charitable state. Way to go!

Looking to get a few last-minute gifts, or goodies for a holiday celebration? Please consider shopping local and please also support our advertisers. They are great locally-owned businesses with great, community-centered owners.

Here’s an interesting video and article from the Baltimore Sun on the debate going on around wind turbines in the Dan’s Mountain area (and elsewhere). It seems to me that energy, whether fossil or renewable, generates a lot of “discussion” these days. We are not taking a position at all, but we thought our readers would enjoy this article.

Bernard the Bear is a new symbol for drug and alcohol prevention in Garrett County. He is sponsored by the Garrett County Drug-Free Communities Coalition (DFCC) and can take messages to events throughout the county, making a fun interactive display including selfies and sometimes prizes. Learn more about Bernard the Bear on the Garrett County Health Department website.

We will back with a new Daily Notes on Tuesday, December 26th. We wish all of our readers and their families a safe, happy and joyous Christmas season.