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Happy Valentine’s Day! đź’•

The weather today will be a chance of snow showers and freezing rain between 11am and 5pm, then a chance of flurries and freezing rain after 5pm; otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 29 and a low around 20. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Saturday will be a chance of freezing rain after 8am, mixing with snow after 5pm. Patchy fog before 2pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 27 and a low aroun 24. East wind 3 to 7 mph. Saturday night is a chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Sunday will be mostly cloudy wiht a slight chance of freezing rain mixing with snow in the afternoon. A high near 31 and a low around 18. Calm wind.

Look at these adorable clay earrings a friend’s daughter made! She is so talented! (if you’re interested in a pair, message us and I will connect you with Harper’s mom)

Herrington Manor State Park is, again,a great place to cross country ski. There is about a 12″ base with the red, blue and green trails having been groomed, Thursday 2/11. Note: per Governor Hogan’s most recent order in regards to COVID-19, Herrington Manor and New Germany State Park are not offering cross-country ski (or fat bike) rentals.

The latest reported COVID-19 information for Garrett County includes:

  • 6% of county residents have received a COVID-19 vaccination and 4.7% have received their second doses compared to the state rates of 9.4% for first and 3.0% for the second
  • A 7-day case rate of 11.32 per 100,000 Garrett County residents, compared to Maryland’s case rate of 21.7
  • A 7-day positivity rate of 3.87%, compared to Maryland’s rate of 5.32%
  • A total of 1,823 COVID-19 cases
  • A total of 57 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications

Better late than never (after the last storm….), our SnowStix are on their way! Tell Mr. Berk that Deep Creek Times sent ya!

Did you know? Located in the McHenry Business Park adjacent to the Garrett County Airport, there is a MEDCO (Maryland Economic Development Corp) spec building is now available for lease? Over 20,000 square feet of flex space!

Garrett County’s Agriculture Marketing Grant Program was created to aid in the promotion of agriculture-based businesses in Garrett County. Grants up to $750 each may be awarded annually to fund up to 90% of project costs.

One more reminder about the Kitzmiller Lion’s Club Soup Sale!

It’s AYCE FISH DINNERS tonight at Alpine Lake Resort (just 7 miles from Oakland) and Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials and RIB NIGHT tomorrow evening!

And, lastly today, I bet you’re curious about this virtual event: Wild Sex: How Nature Does It by Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist.