Friday June 29, Saturday June 30, Saturday July 1


The weather for this weekend looks to be fantastic — Sunny, with a high near 80 and a low around 64 today. Then, Saturday and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 85 and with a low around 69.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Annapolis Capital Gazette shooting victims and their families.

The Friends of Deep Creek Lake just sent us an update. One key point they made was the need for “wake reduction” practices due to the high-water levels on the lake at this time. In addition to the impact from the “monsoon season” they also called attention to the fact that the lake is at the top-end of the “Rule Band.”

Hey there, lizard lips!  No, I wasn’t talking to my wonderful readers.  I was talking to the reptiles and amphibians that will be featured at tonight’s “What’s That Reptile?” at the Discovery Center at 2:00pm.

The Kitzmiller Farmers Market, a producers-only market, will be held in Kitzmiller from 4:00pm – 6:00pm this afternoon at the park in downtown Kitzmiller. For you visitors, Kitzmiller is an old coal town on the Potomac River south of Oakland. It is very different than the lake-area.

There are some good acts at local venues Friday evening (and throughout the weekend). Ronnie Burroughs and Optimus Riff will be at the Black Bear tavern, and the Still Brewing Band will be at MoonShadow. Check our events section for details and additional events

The Board of County Commissioner’s previously scheduled Public Meeting for July 2nd has been cancelled.  The next Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17th, beginning at 6:00pm at the Swanton Community Center.

Railey Mountain Lake Vacations has just announced a full remodel of,, and This video is a neat animation to show the new site features.

Do NOT worry! I am unable to race in the Fast and Furriest Run and Walk Saturday morning, so there is a chance you can win.  This event will not only be a lot of fun, but it will benefit the good folks (and critters) at HART for Animals too.  If I do get to go, I will try to sneak-in disguised as a Miniature Schnauzer, so be on the lookout (and don’t tell anybody).

The second annual “Lions Chillin’ & Grillin’ for Vision: BBQ Fest” will be held Saturday at the Garrett County Fairgrounds (by the Lions Pavilion). This is another nice event for a good cause.

Terah Crawford will give a free performance at Noon Sunday at MoonShadow.

The Dove Center announced they are in urgent need of baby items, size 0-3 and 3-6 months, especially onesies, sleepers, socks, receiving blankets, and small diapers, wash cloths and towels, and bath items. Items may be dropped off at the office: 882 Memorial Drive, M-F between 8:30 and 4:30. The items do not have to be new but good condition, please. Thank you!

The Northern Garrett High School student team finished 5th in the recent state Envirothon competition. Students worked in small groups to complete tests in the areas of aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and current environmental issues.

Did you catch our broadcast from the historic Drane House last night on social media? Here is Caroline reporting: