Friday January 12, Saturday January 13, Sunday January 14


It will be rainy and mild today with highs in the 50s. Freezing rain overnight possible. Tomorrow will be snow: up to an inch or two in accumulation with a temperature near 16 degrees. Sunday will be mostly sunny and cold with highs near 14.

MoonShadow in McHenry has music every day this weekend. Tom Batchelor Band, Day Old News and Dan Stevens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Check them out.

Hey there Garrett County non-profits: The Maryland Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Maryland Nonprofit Development Center, is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations seeking short-term operational support. The Nonprofit, Interest-Free, Micro Bridge Loan Account (NIMBL) is an interest-free, micro bridge loan fund that provides funding up to $25,000 to qualifying nonprofits.

Wisp is hosting Their Rail Jam competition series for skiers and riders on Saturday afternoon, with cash and prizes. Registration required by noon.

The Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club Blind Skier Program is coming up again and volunteers are always welcome! There will be four groups of visually impaired kids this year: Jan 30/31, Feb 6/7, 13/14 and 20/21. Call or email Chris Nichols at 301.616.7881 or

The band Red Hawk (J.B. Tenney, Jared Roy, Seth Young) with guest vocalist Juliana Warkentin will be throwing down some great tunes at Mountain State from Hendrix, Cream, Zeppelin, and others on Saturday evening starting at 9:00pm.

I will be teaching a credit class – Entrepreneurship – this semester at Garrett College. Still some room. The semester starts January 23rd. This class is adopted from one I developed and taught at Johns Hopkins on the critical things to undertake to help a start-up succeed. Contact me at if you have any questions. Call Admissions at 301.387.3044 to register.

Speaking of entrepreneurship, this year’s Power of Possibilities (POP) business plan competition is gearing-up. They have some nice workshops scheduled over the winter for those enrolled in the competition. This is the program DCT co-owner Sarah Myers and I co-founded in 2014. Under the new direction of Jodi McClintock, I am hoping this year’s programming will be the best yet! Contact 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

The Garrett County Health Department extends an open invitation for Garrett County residents to attend the “Garrett County Gives Back” event on January 18, 2018, at the Garrett County Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. for a community-centric event.

Remember lots of public and private organizations will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Have a great weekend.

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