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Partly sunny today – some snow showers expected. A high of 28 and low of 22. Tomorrow will be a chance of snow, sleet and freezing rain but it doesn’t look like there will be any accumulation. A high of 33 and a low of 20. Sunday will be mostly clear with a high near 42 and low near 20.

MoonShadow in McHenry is hosting live music Friday (Herb & Hanson at 8:00pm), Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon this weekend.

Friends of Deep Creek Lake just announced that the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund bill with the requirement to allocate $3 million/year has just passed the Senate, a vote of 44 to 0. Now on to the House.

Don’t forget to stock up on healthy, local goodies at this Saturday’s Winter’s Farmer’s Market which runs from 11:00am to 1:00pm this Saturday at the Community Action building on Center Street in Oakland.

Need fleas? The Garrett County Flea Market, including yard sale items, crafts, vendors, and more, runs this Saturday from 8:00am until 3:00pm at the Garrett County Fair Grounds. Concessions will be provided by the Garrett County Fair Board.

Consider taking a drive up to Meyersdale this weekend for the Pennsylvania Maple Festival, which runs from the 17th through the 24th.

The Maryland Humanities Council just announced this year’s book selection – Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. The book encapsulates a historical criminal justice milestone that took place in the State of Maryland. I am sure the library and local book clubs will be holding discussion.

Mountain State Brewing Company is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party at their Thomas, WV location Saturday evening starting at 9:00pm. Chaga Tea Party, a “funky blues band” is playing.

The Garrett County Sheriff’s Department will conduct pre-employment testing for the positions of Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer on Saturday, March 24th, at 8:00am at the Garrett College GIEC Building – Room 111. A full job description, minimum requirements, and employment application can be found by visiting www.garrettcounty.org/sheriffs-office/career.

The Property Owners of Deep Creek Lake just issued their Winter edition of Deep Creek Dispatch.  Good information on the lake and an especially nice piece on famed outdoorsman Meshach Browning.

West Virginia University at Potomac State College will be presenting Willy Wonka, a musical, this weekend and next. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students. Music Direction is by Sean and Debi Beachy, (both of Garrett County) and whom will also be playing keyboards for the production on:

Friday, March 16 @ 7:30
Saturday, March 17 @ 2:30
Sunday, March 18 @ 2:30
Friday, March 23 @ 7:30
Saturday, March 24 @ 7:30
Sunday, March 25 @ 2:30

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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