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The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 73 and a low around 56. Saturday will be a slight chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 69 and a low around 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday, showers likely before 2pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 5pm, then showers after 5pm. High near 73 and a low of 58. South wind around 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

We Remember 9/11 🇺🇸

The Deep Creek Lake Management Office has observed a small patch of hydrilla in Windy Cove that was approximately 5 meters in diameter and in less than 3 feet of water. This is the first new occurrence of hydrilla in the lake since the find of hydrilla in Arrowhead Cove in August 2017. Due to concern about the further spread of the plant, the patch of hydrilla will be treated with a fast-acting contact herbicide today Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Access to the cove will be limited very briefly while the applicator is conducting the treatment, but there are no water use restrictions once complete. An overview of the 2020 Hydrilla plan is available here. And, a map showing the new hydrilla patch location (yellow thumbtack) is seen below:

“Largemouth and smallmouth bass [in Deep Creek Lake] are best targeted early morning and late evening until waters cool a bit further. Work shallow grass and structure with topwater lures and switch to diving crankbaits and soft plastics during the brighter periods of the day. Crappie are beginning to school up near bridge piers, bluegills can be found near docks, and trout and walleye are deep along the dam wall. See more on the DNR Fishing Report.

Are you an adult looking to learn how to hunt with experienced deer hunters? The MD DNR is offering a First Shot Mentored Deer Hunt on October 30-31, 2020.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from Chamber members for Honorary Golden Ambassador. The deadline is 5 pm today, September 11, 2020.

The Garrett County Health Department received notification of the county’s first COVID-19 related death. In addition, they also received positive COVID-19 results for one additional person, bringing the current county total positives to 66.

There are a few great events coming up this weekend: The annual Wine Pairing Dinner at Pine Lodge Steakhouse is today and tomorrow! An awesome 5-course meal is planned.

A Crafts and Indoor Yard Sale is today, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, the Little Yough Family Flicks is tonight at 8:30 pm, the Country Parson Honey Open House & Farm Days is today and tomorrow (SAY HI TO JEAN T! 😊), Second Sunday at Cashmere Clothing, Co on Sunday, and Bittinger VFD September 2020 Chicken BBQ is also on Sunday.