Friday May 4

Another fantastic day at the lake yesterday! Today will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75 and a low around 51. Saturday and Sunday will have similar weather – chance of showers; a high in the mid 60s and lows in the high 40s.

It’s always a great time to adopt a pet that needs a new forever home.

Homeschoolers @ the Library will be held at the Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library today from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. They have good presenters sharing enrichment activities.

This county is going to the birds. Literally. There will be a number of guided birding trips in the county this weekend for Birdfest.

The Friends of New Germany State Park are holding a meeting on Saturday at 9:00am at the Martin House (Rain or Shine). Anyone interested in becoming a member of the park’s volunteer team is encouraged to attend this quarterly meeting. The park also has a strong calendar of events for the month of May.

Cumberland residents and those living in the surrounding area, including Garrett County, now have one central location to complete their Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration and Maryland Department of Natural Resources transactions.

I had a hard time curating which events to share for this weekend due to the fact that there is so much going on. So, in addition to the few above please check out our events page for a variety of things to do.  Events range from the Garrett Community Band’s Spring Concert to a Lobster Dinner to the Race Up the Face, plus many others.  Have fun!

The County Commissioners will be holding their next public meeting on Monday, May 7th at 3:00pm.

Learn more about the Civil War and the Jones-Imboden Raid in Oakland, MD, and how it fit into the larger Civil War picture on the Wildfulness podcast.

Kitzmiller Head Start was visited by the Garrett County Health Department as a component of a mini-grant to promote wellness in the Center. Mike Wilburn and Heather Berg from the Health Department taught the Head Start students how to properly fit and wear their bicycle helmets and also gave them safe riding tips. Pictured from left to right are Skyler Byrd, Karlee Cummings, Ryleigh Sines, Olivia Stiles, Noah Sweitzer, Kaylee Sweitzer, and Terron Gank. Standing behind the bicyclists is Health Department staff member Mike Wilburn.


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