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The weather today will be sunny with a high near 67 and a low around 50. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light east in the afternoon. Saturday may have some showers expected during the Grand Feature Parade (mainly between noon and 5pm). Mostly cloudy otherwise with a high near 59 and a low around 37. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 61 and a low around 42.

It’s a beautiful morning! Anticipation is in the air …. and on Second Street in Oakland. Chairs have been set out and ready for the parade:

Second Street in Oakland ready for Autumn Glory Parade

The Civic Club of Oakland is holding its Antiques, Vintage and Maker’s Market fundraiser this weekend. This photo is only part of the display:

This weekend will be great! Check out the complete schedule of the 52nd Annual Autumn Glory Festival running through Sunday. I’ve already been out and about this morning and the weather is perfect!

Remember the federal REAL ID deadline of October 1, 2020. The REAL ID Act is a federal law that establishes specific minimum federal standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards to be accepted for certain federal purposes.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources aims to expand tree cover on public lands across the state, offering affordable and attractive trees for planting on community lands and open space through its Tree-Mendous Maryland program. New this year, the department is offering high quality, native shrubs and trees, which are grown and provided by American Native Plants in Baltimore County.

Garrett County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Organizations Receive $997,767 in Grant Funding.

This week’s fall foliage report is issued — I’m not sure what stage they are reporting Garrett County to be in right now. The trees were really starting to look good early two weeks ago but then it rained and it sort of stalled the change. Now, this map shows sort of heading to “past peak”? But, I’m looking out the window and I see a few bare trees but also a majority of green…. sigh …. I guess we just have to be patient.