The weather today will be isolated showers between 2pm and 3pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70 and a low around 55. Saturday showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9am, then rain likely after 9am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 64 and a low around 53. Sunday will be a slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 67 and a low around 52.
There is still time to enter your historic Garrett County photos in the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area photo contest. Click here for details and guidelines to enter your photos. The winners will be announced at the MMGWHA Celebration event on Oct 28th and winners will receive a printed canvas of the winning photographs.
Garrett County Public Schools has posted an updated Reopening and Recovery Plan along with COVID 19 Safety Protocols.
In the far western portions of Maryland, reports are indicating we’re at the mid-point, especially in the higher elevations. Through central and southern Maryland, we have a mixed bag mainly because summer weather has been slow to depart. The eastern portion of the state is still mainly green with a few hints of fall color; this landscape remains perfect for pollinators, spending autumnal hours collecting nectar and pollen.
“This is a great weekend to see the fall colors in Garrett County. Many trees are at their peak while a couple lag behind creating a breathtaking pallet. Red, yellow, orange, and green leaves slowly float along the Youghiogheny River after being set free by a gentle breeze.” – Roy Musselwhite – Deep Creek Lake State Park
Read more about the James Drane House and see it for yourself via virtual tour as our October Cover Story.
Beckman’s Bear Hike – learn all about Western Maryland’s native black bears. Join Ranger Steckman at the Overflow Parking lot in Day Use for a short tailgate talk, followed by an interpretive hike.
There is a Red Ribbon Week event tomorrow at the Friendsville Community Park.
There are a few spots for live music around town to include Megan Jean & the KFB at MoonShadow After Dark tonight at 10:00 pm.
Don’t forget Umbrella Alley Happenings‘ Pop Up Cafe and dance productions!
At 1pm tomorrow, join a park ranger on an easy 1-mile hike and learn about New Germany’s native plants and animals. Afterward, make some nature crafts to take home with you.
Last call! The Garrett County Habitat for Humanity Silent/Live Auction is tomorrow from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. There will be dessert!
Sunday is bingo at 1:00 pm, a reptile encounter at 2:00 pm, and The Giraffes at MoonShadow at 8:00 pm.