Yesterday turned out to be a wonderful day at the lake, except for some clouds in the early evening. Todays weather is cloudy with a high near 51 and a low around 36. Showers likely, mainly after 5pm and a Southwest wind of 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Saturday rain and snow showers likely until about 2pm; mostly cloudy, with a high near 41 and a low around 34. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a crisp high near 48 and a low around 40.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!  Bittinger’s All You Can Eat Wings are back! Come out to the Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department on Friday night and enjoy all you can eat wings for $15! Eat-in starts at 5:00 pm and take-out begins at 4:30 pm.

Wanted to let our readers know that our Railey Realty webcam at Lakeside Creamery is down for maintenance and an upgrade.  Our Deep Creek Times webcam and our other webcams around the lake, county and Wisp are all up and running and available to give all a good view of the weather, traffic and conditions. They are a great way to get a real-time look at things when you are out of town or en-route to the area.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting orders for shrub and tree seedlings from the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery for the spring 2019 planting season. There are over 50 varieties of trees and shrubs available for purchase, including over 20 pollinator friendly options. Minimum order is 25 seedlings of the same variety.

HART for Animals is hosting their annual Black Tie and Tails event at Wisp on Saturday.  This is great event, by a great organization, for a great cause. Give them a call to see if there’s still room to squeeze-in.

The MD Small Business Development Center, Western Region, is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses and would like business owners or managers to participate.

The Allegany County Arts Council is hosting Will’s Creek Exhibition – “Overlooked” – a juried arts exhibition of contemporary American art.  In its 19th year, the submitted artworks will be on display at the council’s two professional art galleries from this Saturday through December 1st.

There’s lots to do at and around the lake this weekend, including high school football and a bunch of music.  Check them all out in our Events section. 

Finally, as I write this, there’s a group of lovely and talented Civic Club ladies in my basement working on their decorations and tree for the Festival of Trees event later this month.  Here’s a quick photo I took of the team around their work-in-progress tree.  They do great work for our community!

Oakland Civic Club Ladies