We have some sun in store! Today’s weather will be mostly sunny, with a high near 24 and a low around 17. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 24 and a low around 18. And, Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 28 and a low around 22.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village is hosting the 34th annual Christmas in the Village this Friday and Saturday. The event runs Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturday from noon to 8:00 pm.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is being presented by the Cumberland Theater through December 23rd.  I’ll bet the drive to Cumberland is worth it, as White Christmas is a true classic and they do great work.  

The Mountain Fresh Farmers Winter Market is headed inside for the season and will be at Community Action in Oakland this Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Check out their newsletter for offerings, pointers and a schedule for all the winter dates.  Enjoy!

Every year the Garrett College Wildlife Club puts out a neat calendar with photos from the students’ field experiences. The calendars are for sale ($10) at the college and select area retailers and the earnings go towards helping Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology program students in the club take their winter and spring field trips. Here’s the photo of a family of northern raccoon’s taken by Mike Mosser that will be on the cover of this year’s edition. Please consider purchasing to help this worthy cause.

Family of Northern Raccoons NRWT calendar

First United Bank & Trust is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Christmas Charity Tour of Homes to benefit The “I Can Swim!” Program for Garrett County youth. This is the 3rd annual event and the homes are always magnificent! The tour runs on Friday, December 7th, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, December 8th, it runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

There’s lots of holiday-related events going on in the area this weekend.  Please check our Events section to see all of the good things going on.  Have fun.

The Frostburg Holiday Lamppost Committee is hosting the annual Frostburg Candlelight Tour of Homes, on Sunday, December 9th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Call 240.529.8312 or Click Here for more information!

I bet you didn’t know that December is Small Business Administration Write a Business Plan month? Well, it is and if you have been considering a new business as a career move or as a “side hustle,” or just to pursue a dream, this may be a good time to get started. There are almost 1,000 small businesses in Garrett County and we are adding new ones all the time. The next one could be yours! Here’s a link to get you started.