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The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 47 and a low around 31. Widespread frost, mainly after 3am. Saturday will begin with frost but turn otherwise sunny with a high near 60 and a low around 43. Sunday will have a chance of showers from 2am to about 2pm. Some sun with a high near 62 and a low around 45.

Here’s another neat shot by Howard Hartman and Capital Sky Eye.

Today is “chocolate cupcake day” … any excuse for a delicious treat from Trader’s Coffee House!

Maryland Humanities Executive Director Phoebe Stein is stepping down; under her tenure the humanities have been brought to Garrett County by way of Chautauqua, One Maryland One Book, Grants to Garrett organizations, and other programming.

Did you know that Garrett County is home to several ORV trails? ORV may sound intimidating but it stands for “off-road vehicle”. Here’s a map of the St

St. John's Rock ORV Trail Map

While you’re interested in ORV, the Maryland DNR has a website to make purchasing hunting, fishing, and ORV licenses easier than ever! Also, there’s more about regulations and other important information about outdoor recreation in Maryland.

“Stunning. The colors of fall (foliage) are not shy this week! The forests, parks, riversides, scenic overlooks, and even roadways in Garrett County are all worth finding the time to slow down and enjoy. Remember this window can be short, come see it before it’s gone,” says Ranger Adam Stachowiak, assistant manager of Herrington ManorSwallow Falls, and Wolf Den Run state parks.

Wisp Resort will be hosting the next Business After Hours on Thursday, November 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Speaking of Wisp, here’s more information on their Oktoberfest celebration happening tomorrow:
Saturday, October 19 (Noon – 6pm at Mountain Park)
This event is free to enter. All activities, Artisan Village crafts, food, and beverage will be a la carte.

TICKETED OKTOBERFEST KIDS ACTIVITIES: Bounce House, Knocker Balls, May Pole, Root Beer Garden, Hot Pretzel Twisting, Crafts Table, and games such as Sack Races and Yodeling contest

TICKETED OKTOBERFEST ADULT ACTIVITIES: Grape Stomping, Hammer-Hammer-Faster-Faster, Cornhole Tournament, & Lederhosen Contest

TICKETS: Individual tickets for Oktoberfest activities: 1 ticket = $2 or 10 tickets for $15

MOUNTAIN PARK ACTIVITIES: Archery, Mountain Coaster, Canopy Tours, & Gem Mining

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Artisan Village, food and beverage including brats, pretzels, Oktoberfest beers & more!

BEER GARDEN ENTERTAINMENT:
Noon – 3pm Joe Maloy Accordion Player
3pm – 6pm: Oompah Band

MOUNTAIN PARK TENT:
DJ Connor Norman

PARKING: Mountain Park Parking Lots
Schedule of Events & Tickets per Activity TBA

National Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for October 26th.

Motorists are reminded to stay alert for deer! 🦌