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Welcome to May!

The weather today. will be cloudy with a high near 51 and a low around 39. Scattered showers, mainly after 10am. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 61 and a low around 52. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 64 and a low around 46. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Showers likely, mainly before 2am.

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales has created a few zoom backgrounds for you to download. We are all wishing we were at the lake, that’s for sure! Also, Taylor-Made is giving away a Deep Creek Vacation! Nominate a first responder to win.

Locally, the Garrett County Health Department is reporting the Roadmap to Recovery Will Be Slow Process.

The Maryland Attorney General has issued an Advisory about stimulus payments — on April 29, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 20-04-29-03 prohibiting financial institutions from garnishing this financial assistance, except as related to child support.

St. Peter’s Church has shared with us that there will be a group prayer today, Friday May 1st, at 3pm (EDT).

There’s a free bear-proof container listed in our Online Marketplace. Contact John at 202-812-5393.

Check out the Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas for information on common invaders and how to properly remove them.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Keep in mind, locally, we have the portal at to organize donations and generosity of our community. I should also mention on a state-level, there is also the Maryland Unites portal.

The April Where Am I?! winner was Robert Clark. Congrats! Take your guess in the May contest.

The next public meeting will be held Monday, May 4, 2020 at 4pm and will be streamed on Facebook.

AccuWeather is making a prediction for Summer 2020 weather: