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The weather today will be patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 55. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 71 and a low around 56. Sunday warms up more and will be partly sunny with a high near 74 and a low around 58. A slight chance of showers after 2am.

Here’s a nice article on “Saying goodbye to summer at Deep Creek’s Wisp … Resort

Welcome to the first week of fall! The cooler transitional days ahead are a delight for anyone who loves the outdoors. The leaves are beginning to show a hint of color in the western region of the state, so make sure to get outside and enjoy this special time of the year.

AccuWeather shares this regional view of the foliage change:

Here is one of the first glimpses of fall sent into us from Eric Williams:

Eric Williams First Glimpse of Fall at Deep Creek Lake, MD

During the 53rd annual Autumn Glory Festival from Wednesday, October 7 – Sunday, October 11, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will have complimentary commemorative Autumn Glory Festival items available to the public, while supplies last, at the Garrett County Visitors Center in McHenry.

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Annual Tour will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  This meeting will be live-streamed at Please click on the link below to view Garrett County Government’s Transportation Priority List for 2020.
Garrett County Transportation Priority List – 2020.

Thousand Acres Golf Club, at Deep Creek Lake MD, proudly welcomes back Bob Raley as the new club General Manager. Bob launched his career with Thousand Acres in 2007, with the construction of the first nine holes, currently available for play. He returns this month to oversee the completion of the back nine holes anticipated for completion in the summer of 2022.

GCPS is aware that Governor Hogan and the State Superintendent, Dr. Karen Salmon, recently made an announcement regarding the potential schedule of return to extracurricular activities including athletics. GCPS is aware of the announcement and is gathering additional information in order to plan their next steps.

The Mountain Maryland PACE committee has canceled the 2021 event due to concerns surrounding COVID.

There is some fun in store for this weekend! The 32nd Annual First United Charity Golf Tournament is today. This year’s recipient will be the United Way of Garrett County. Registration begins at 8:30 am through 9:45 am. Shotgun start at 10:00 am.

The Lincoln Reagan Dinner 2020 is tonight at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Wisp Resort.

Alpine Lake Resort is hosting an Oktoberfest Golf Scramble. Cash only and includes hot dogs, homemade pepperoni rolls, chicken salad, chips, and refreshments on the turn! Prizes and Skillholes, too!

Also, it’s a busy day tomorrow! Shabby Patina “Back To School” Market begins at 9:00 am, the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market begins at 10:00 am, the Meshach Browning Community Art Piece Unveiling begins at 12:30 pm and Women’s MINI-Monologues begins at 2:00 pm tomorrow September 26.