Friday July 27, Saturday July 28, Sunday July 29

This weekend’s weather will be showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon and evening with a high near 74 and a low around 59. Saturday will be mostly sunny  with a high near 74 and a low around 56. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers after noon with a high near 74 and a low around 60.

The Loch Lynn railroad track crossing is now open for traffic!

The first pop-up farmer’s market of the season in McHenry will be held this evening from 4:00pm- 7:00pm and Saturday from 2:00pm-6:00pm near Slopeside Market. The address is7825 Sang Run Road, McHenry 21541 if you need your GPS.

Fair Week officially starts tomorrow!! Want to enter something in the fair? Check out the Premium Book for details — page 57 discusses the Agriculture categories, page  77 begins the home arts details, and page 187 is the school arts information (to name a few). Indoor exhibits are entered Saturday, July 28th from 10am-4pm and market animals and horses are entered Sunday, July 29th from 9am-4pm.

The Art Tour Open House event is this weekend – sponsored by the Garrett County Arts Council, there are over 10 artists opening their studios for visits this weekend from 10am-4pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Check out our What’s New Around Town page — there is a new building at the Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market and a new coal car has been delivered to the B&0 Railroad Station.

On Tuesday July 31 at 10:00am, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation & Brookfield Renewable will be announcing a public/private partnership to work to prevent the invasive zebra mussels from entering Deep Creek Lake.

Recently, 25 pieces of Asa Stanton original work were restored thanks to funding provided by the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area. Throughout his life, Asa was often referred to as “Garrett County’s Artist in Residence”.

According to Tri-State News, Megan Shaffer was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Shaffer was found guilty in March of this year and sentenced yesterday in Garrett County for the January 4, 2017 death of Alexander Stevens. She is also listed as a defendant in a suit filed by Stevens’ father to stop Shaffer from receiving about $188,000 as beneficiary of an Alexander Stevens’ investment account. The date for that trial is August 24th.

Nearby West Virginia University has been selected as first site to launch an innovative clinical trial for Alzheimer’s research. Ali Rezai, M.D., director of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, will lead the initiative in collaboration an Israel-based medical technology company.


Laughing at Deep Creek Lake, MD


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