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The weather today will be showers, mainly before 8am. High near 54 and low around 28. West wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Saturday is mostly sunny with a high near 48 and a low of 29. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 48 and a low around 24.

The Barn at Lakeshore will be available for reservations beginning on September 15, 2021.

Make your guess in the March “Where Am I?” contest.

The Tri-State News Center reported that a murder-suicide will be investigated by the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department. Police responded to the 400-block of Garrett Highway on March 9 for a report of a person wounded by a suspected gunshot.

First Lady Yumi Hogan has compiled the recent “Artists in Maryland: Visual Art” publication. Two Garrett County artists — Sue Arnson and Joan Chaney — are featured. Sue’s selected work, “Grantsville Farm,” is a 16×20″ watercolor. Joan’s quilt, “Glacier Pines” is an 86×86″ piece selected as fiber art.

Garrett County Public Schools has released the 2021-22 school calendar. At the Garrett County Board of Education meeting on March 9th, the Board voted for a post-Labor Day start of school to begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, for students.

Several highlights of the 2021-22 school calendar are:
September 7: First day of school for students
October 15: Schools closed for Autumn Glory
November 25, 26, 29: Schools closed for Thanksgiving break
December 24-January 2: Schools closed for Winter break
January 17: Schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18: Schools closed for Presidents’ Day
April 15 and 18: Schools closed for Easter break
May 30: Schools closed for Memorial Day
June 4: High School Graduation
June 7: Last day of school for students – 3-hour early dismissal

The Maryland legislature voted to override the governor’s veto and approved a bill to enact a $1.75 per pack increase in the state cigarette tax. I’ve seen mention that that tax will go into effect tomorrow.

The Oakland dog park is closed until further notice: The gate to the small dog park was broken due to ice. The conditions at the park are still very wet and the caretakers want to ensure the turf doesn’t get damaged.

You can never be too cautious! Washington County shared a list of phone apps every parent should know about.

The Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade will now be managed by GOBA. Planning for a 2021 parade is underway.

As of 5pm today, several state-wide COVID-19 orders have been eased by Maryland Governor Hogan.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Online Concert Event: Classical Prodigies is Sunday March 14 @ 3:00 pm.

I’m ready to enjoy lake views like this over the weekend!