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The weather today will be rain and snow showers. Areas of fog after 4pm. High near 39 low around 24. Southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible and nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Saturday showers likely, mainly after 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 31 and a low around 25. New snow accumulation of around an inch to three possible. Sunday is a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 32 and a low around 24.

What an amazing sunrise this morning! Thanks to Linda Dostie Kelly for sharing!

 

Governor Hogan has announced that Maryland is to speed up vaccine rollout, with people 65 and older, and teachers eligible within the next two weeks. The state will move into Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Monday. And the state would then open up the eligibility one week later, on Jan. 25, to Phase 1C.

Nearby Alpine Lake Resort has announced a new menu and daily specials! Thursdays are Family Night, Fridays are AYCE fish dinners and Saturdays are rib nights.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked 8,900 trout; 5,000 of those rainbow trout at Deep Creek Lake.

What’s New Around Town? COMING SOON! The Pub.

The Ruth Enlow Library is hiring a Branch Manager, also in Friendsville.

The Maryland State Police is proud to announce the 100th anniversary of its founding as a statewide, full-service law enforcement department. The idea was born of necessity.  The dawn of the 1920’s brought a perplexing problem to the office of Maryland Governor Albert Ritchie.  The advent of the automobile was providing criminals with the means to expand their criminal enterprises and the ability to quickly flee their crime scenes and travel out of the area to avoid detection and arrest.