Friday September 28, Saturday September 29, Sunday September 30

The weather for the weekend will be cloudy today then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63 and a low around 52. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 60 and a low around 53. Sunday will also be mostly sunny, with a high near 67 and a low around 61.

The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park has their All Day Hands-on Science Room and Scavenger Hunts on Friday.

As previously reported, the Deep Creek Lake Property Owner’s Association held their annual meeting on August 18th. Their just-released September newsletter summarizing the event, including links to some important presentations given that day.

Matt Tichon is at Black Bear Tavern and BlackingCoal is at MoonShadow Friday evening. Some good entertainment along with tasty food and drink.

Here’s the Fall Foliage Report provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for September 29th -30th.

There’s a free reception and special exhibit featuring artist David Greene at the Gallery Shop in Oakland Saturday evening from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

The Red Cross will be in the area in October: Oakland on October 5th and 19th and Swanton on October 19th as well. Call them at 1.800.RED.CROSS or go to for more information or to sign-up.

Maryland Tourism, Film & the Arts Insight newsletter is an interesting read that I recently came across. It covers tourism and art-related events in the state and I thought our readers might find it interesting.

To see all that is going on around the Deep Creek lake area, please check out our Upcoming Events.

Pressley Ridge Foster Care reports that the need for foster parents in our area is urgent. Foster parenting class in Cumberland, MD will be held Saturday October 20 from 10:00-3:00 and Saturday November 3 from 10:00-3:00. Call 301-724-8413 to register.

November’s Official Ballot for Garrett County MD can be found here

The Appalachian Regional Commission recently announced approval of a $50,000 grant to Garrett Trails, Inc. for a Trail Feasibility Study of the Casselman River Railroad project. This study will assess connectivity to the Great Allegheny Passage in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania and the existing Meadow Mountain Trail System south of Grantsville in Garrett County, Maryland. Total project funding is $100,000.

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