Friday June 1, Saturday June 2, Sunday June 3

Today’s weather will be showers and thunderstorms likely, mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Showers and thunderstorms likely through the night and a low around 62. Tomorrow remains with showers likely — a high near 70 and a low around 59. Sunday, still, is a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67 and a low around 53.

I had the pleasure of presenting some scholarship awards to seniors graduating from Southern High School Thursday evening.  I came away from the evening feeling really good for our young people and their intellect and passion. The future looks bright!

Here’s something a little different: The Kitzmiller Farmers Market at The Park is where the community meets every Friday from 4:00pm – 6:30pm. Kitzmiller Farmers Market is a producer’s only market with various products available each week. Kitzmiller is a bit “out of the way” but has an interesting history as an old coal town.

In Maryland, about 5,000 wildfires are reported each year, and more than 300 volunteer fire departments across the state respond to these blazes. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is once again offering grant funding through its Volunteer Fire Assistance Program to help fortify and strengthen wildland firefighting capabilities statewide. Applications will be accepted until July 16th.

Jeff Grable performs Friday evening at The Black Bear tavern in McHenry.  There is other entertainment during the weekend as well.

Lots of events happening in and around the lake this weekend, from the Garrett County Celtic Festival, Katies 5K Run on Saturday and license-free fishing too!

Music at Penn Alps has announced their season schedule, starting with a performance at 7:30pm on June 16th with a performance by Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.

The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County and Sunrise Shred are partnering to offer a free paper-shredding event for the public on Monday, June 18th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the Oakland Library. Contact Traci Royce at Sunrise for more information – 301.334.6212

I know we have a number of dedicated fishermen as readers, so this one is for you:  A state record snakehead (a ravenous, non-native species) was caught in Charles County over the Memorial Day weekend, tipping the scales at 19.9 pounds with a length of 35.157 inches.  Glad they are NOT in Deep Creek Lake.

Here’s a fun mash-up video of the very successful Belle Soiree held at Chanteclaire Farm Wednesday evening. There were over 175 people celebrating the local wedding industry: