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The weather for today will be a slight chance of snow and freezing rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32 and a low around 29. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Saturday will be a chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain between 1pm and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36 and a low around 26. Sunday: snow with a high near 31 and a low around 19.

After judging hundreds of entries from throughout the state, the winner of the 2019 Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest (for fifth graders) was announced yesterday and the winner is Lydia Secrist of Accident.  Our congratulations go out to Lydia and her school, which will receive 15 trees for planting. Here’s a photo of Lydia’s winning entry with state dignitaries, including first lady Yumi Hogan. Congratulations Lydia!

First Place Winning Entry with Dignitaries

Just heard that A Touch of Class Limousines is offering a special for this weekend of 20% off booking of any limousine for a minimum of four hours. Contact them at 301.698.2650 or 301.501.5466. Tell them you heard about it on the Deep Creek Times!

Maybe learn something new with March’s “Where Am I?” contest … I’ve tried to make it an easy one! 🙂 Congratulations are in order to Trish Y for winning the February contest.

Can you Fondue? The North Glade Inn is sponsoring a Fondue Night (chocolate and cheese) along with beer and wine on Saturday from Noon until 9:00 pm.  Here’s the link to event particulars.

The Allegany Arts Council is presenting Emerging Artists at their Centre Street, Cumberland gallery from 6:00 pm on March 2nd through March 23rd. The exhibit features artwork from elementary, middle and high school students representing Allegany County public schools in a variety of mediums – watercolor, collage, assemblage, pottery and more.

This one’s definitely for the birds…and bird lovers.  It’s the 6th Annual Garrett County Birdfest at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center from 7:00 am 5:00 pm on Sunday (and other days).

We just heard from Tri-County Council that USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program is accepting applications through March 29th. These are competitive grants designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and have less than $1 million in gross revenue.

Here’s a special kind of rodeo for our young ones:  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the schedule for Youth Fishing Rodeos for 2019 and there are four rodeos in Garrett County, all in the month of May. Annually, youth fishing rodeos in the state connect about 6,000 young people with the Maryland outdoors each year, often providing the first fishing experience for our children.