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The weather today will be partly sunny, with a high near 69 and a low around 58. Scattered showers likely. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 73 and a low around 58. Chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 77 and a low around 63. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon and the night.

Happy Juneteenth Day. The holiday gets its name from June 19, 1865. That’s the day the Union army arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce that all African-American slaves in the state were free in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The state was the last in the Confederacy to receive word that the Civil War was over and that slavery had been abolished and the last where the federal Army established its authority.

Due to COVID-19 related school closures, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals will get up to $370.50 in extra food benefits from the state. These benefits, called Pandemic-EBT, or P-EBT, are intended to help families in Maryland purchase food while schools are closed.

Neighboring WV establishment, Screech Owl Brewing has closed its doors temporarily due to an employee coming into contact with COVID-19. The employee who was exposed to the virus returned to work from vacation Monday. As soon as the business was made aware of the exposure, they had all employees tested as an extra precaution. Owners also explained that no customers had been exposed to the employee.

Despite many closures and cancellations, we’re all adjusting and there are a few events beginning to happen again:

The Graduation Ceremonies of both Northern Garrett and Southern Garrett High Schools will air on June 20th. Northern Garrett High School will air at 10:00am and Southern Garrett High School will air at 2:00pm. Please set a reminder and encourage family and friends to help us celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our graduating seniors!

Get on the water for cheap! The Lion’s Club Boat Auction will be held Saturday, June 20, 9am at 1249 Bumble Bee Rd Accident MD. Over 25 boats will be sold and the proceeds benefit blind skiers and campers.

Shabby Petina is holding a Summer Solstice Market on Saturday from 9am-4pm; Shabby Patina is a charming mix of primitive, shabby chic, upcycled and repurposed items, old and new accents, and home decor!

In keeping with a Pine Lodge Steakhouse tradition, they will be offering a FREE Father’s Day meal on Sunday, June 21 only. (With the purchase of an entree of equal or lesser value.) Reservations are strongly suggested: 301-387-6500.

Also, this weekend is the 25th Annual Walk for Hospice.  With a $50.00 and up donation, you will receive an honorary 25th Anniversary Walk for Hospice shirt! Contact Hospice of Garrett County Inc with ANY questions at djbrenneman1@gmail.com or 301.616.3593.

Mark your calendars: Ace’s Run Pasta Night is BACK!

What’s New Around Town?

Community Planning Groups across Garrett County are using alternative approaches during June to motivate their communities to increase physical activity. The theme for the overall project is “Every body needs physical exercise.”

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