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Our sincere apologies, dear readers. We had a website issue beyond our control happening yesterday morning and we weren’t able to publish the Daily Notes for Thursday, September 26. All is well now.

This weekend is looking pretty good weather-wise! Today will be sunny with a high near 71 and a low around 60. Southeast wind 10 to 13 mph. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 78 and a low around 62. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Windy: west wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 76 and a low around 59.

We had a fabulous sunset last night. Ahhh!

Sarah Myers Sunset at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Bark in the Park 5k Race is tomorrow to benefit the Deep Creek Lion’s club’s off-leash dog park in McHenry. The route will utilize the recently opened Meshach Browning trail system.

Lend a Hand for Public Lands! is tomorrow at New Germany State Park — Join staff for a volunteer work day in celebration of National Public Lands Day. They will construct and install a bulletin board at the trailhead and paint signposts. (best suited for ages 12 and up)

Fall Fest at Sang Run State Park is also happening this Saturday! FREE pumpkin picking and decorating, hayrides, Dutch Oven foodies, a craft table for kids and more! from 10-3pm.

Plan to attend the community Pasta with a Purpose event on Sunday, September 29 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad. This spaghetti dinner fundraiser will benefit Hair and Faces by Tina as her shop was a total loss in a recent fire.

According to AccuWeather, after a slow start to autumn in the Northeast, the region is likely to enjoy colorful fall leaves for a shorter period than normal this year.

Autumn-Color-By-Month-Solis-AccuWeather

The Maryland Native Plant Society will be planting 470 3-gallon native trees along a headwater section of the Savage River in October. You can volunteer! Individuals interested should contact Trout Unlimited’s Western Maryland Conservation Coordinator, Seth Moessinger, by phone at 301-268-5751 or by email at seth.moessinger@tu.org.

In the 1970s, National Geographic dubbed Maryland, “America in Miniature,” due to the fact that nearly every kind of terrain can be found across Maryland. Take a tour!

There is a Women’s Leadership Conference to be held at Garrett College on October 24th. Register by contacting 301-387-3142.