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My apologies for a late start this morning — one word: technology! Thank you for your patience!

The weather today will be rain with a high near 50 and a low around 35. Saturday will be occasional rain with the temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 8pm. Low around 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Sunday has a chance of snow showers and will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 33 and low around 27. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Vaughn (@15_335m on Instagram) shared this photo with us! Wow!

15_335m Snow at Swallow Falls State Park

All-day today is Hero’s Day at Wisp Resort! There’s a complimentary 1-day extended day lift ticket given to military, fire, police and rescue personnel (EMS).

Speaking of Wisp, don’t forget to send us A PHOTO OF YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF THE DECADE to be entered to win a 2-pack of all-day lift tickets! We must receive your photo by 11:59pm EST.

Tomorrow is a Buckwheat Cake dinner at the Swanton Community Center — beginning at 4pm until sold out. Take out available; call 301-387-9191.

The State of Maryland has raised the minimum wage to $11 per hour (for companies with 15 or more employees). Ultimately, the minimum wage will reach $15 in 2025.

The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is now accepting grant applications for heritage tourism and education projects located in Maryland’s thirteen heritage areas. Learn more here and attend one of the program’s workshops or webinars in January for detailed information about eligibility and the application process.

The Garrett County Commissioners have announced the public meeting agenda for their January 6th meeting. Note, the Annual County Update will be immediately following the public meeting.

It’s not too early to think spring! Here’s an article (from the Eastern Shore) on why to join a Master Gardener program. You can learn more about our local Garrett County program here.