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The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 and a low around 59. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 79 and a low around 63. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 75 and a low around 60. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon; chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thanks to Andrew Gibson for this adorable photo — the dark clouds always get better with some ice cream by the lake!

Andrew Gibson eating ice cream at Deep Creek Lake, MD

As always there are several music acts this weekend – check out the details in our entertainment guide.

It’s a Saturday of chicken! Oakland VFD and Bittinger VFD are having their BBQ Chicken Dinners. YUM!

An interesting event, Wilderness Wayfinding will be at New Germany State Park on Saturday at 3:00pm — learn how to navigate the old-fashioned way — without GPS.

More state park events are going on this weekend like Art in the Park! Held Saturday July 13th 2019 from 10am-5pm and Sunday July 14th from 10am-4pm Art in the Park is a juried art event located in Deep Creek Lake State Park with 50+ vendors each year!

On Sunday nearby Cumberland, Maryland hosts the 2019 Cumberland Pride Festival.

Hospice of Garrett County is looking for “Inmates” for their 2019 Jail and Bail at the Garrett County Agricultural Fair! If you or your organization would like to support Hospice for an evening serving in the “jail cell” raising funds for bail (from 6:00 to 9:00 pm) please call Donna at 301.334.5151.

A friend of mine will be taking part in the Beachbody Classic Physique Competition live today July 12 at 5:45PM ET — you can watch here:

Here’s more information about hiking, biking and paddling the Eastern Continental Divide Loop. Click on the link to enlarge the photo –it’s pretty cool!

The Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission is accepting nominations to celebrate significant achievements that represent or inspire collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact. Nominate an individual or business today.

Our Deep Creek Lake, MD temperature gauge looks to be reading at about 76 degrees and the Maryland State Fishing report is here.

Downtown Oakland has a new mural thanks to local Girl Scout Troop 55004 and the GOBA Green Team.

The US Census Bureau is hiring for census takers (enumerators). The pay is $18.50/hour and the details can be found at

The Town of Oakland has authorized a “smoke test” to test the integrity of the sewer system — the smoke is non-toxic, odorless, non-staining, and is not a fire hazard. The tests will be performed July 15, 2019 through August 9, 2019. For additional information or to report a resident with respiratory issues and immobility, contact Gwen Evans at 301-334-2691.