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Mostly sunny, cooler again today, highs in the low 60s. This weekend will be partly to mostly sunny but cooler yet again with highs in the 50s tomorrow and low 60s on Sunday.

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Trader’s Coffee House is giving away a free extra espresso shot in your drink and free mug refills (if you bring your own mug) today!

Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend’s Delight. Meet at the kayak launch at 8:00am Saturday. Bring binoculars and wear waterproof hiking boots. Walk is medium difficulty and will last approx. 2 hours.

Go to our newest State Park to celebrate and attend Fall Fest this Saturday at the Friends Store from 10:00am-1:00pm, with the new sign to be dedicated at 1:00pm.

The Deep Creek Lions Club is holding the fourth annual Bark in the Park 5k race (off-road and pet-friendly) on Sept 30, 2017 at their dog park on Bumble Bee Road. Registration will be from 8:00am-8:30am and the race will start at 8:45am.

Get your fresh vegetables at Saturday’s Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Oakland from 10:00am- 1:00pm.

Dave Bruffy offers some great art, photography and music at his Smoke – N – Mirrors gallery in downtown Oakland.  TheJones’ Bones with Cole Leathers will be performing this Saturday, September 30 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. $10 per person.

Nearby Frostburg, MD is holding the Annual Frostoberfest with live entertainment, German food and vendors from 1pm-11pm in CityPlace and Main Street.

Fuzzy dice and fire drills? Here is a list of the new Maryland laws taking effect on October 1.

Why not play some Fall golf this weekend?  The Golf Club at Oakland has some nice all-inclusive autumn pricing for their beautiful course.

Talking Turkey!  Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and that means the annual Festival of Trees will be here to make the holiday weekend complete. The Festival will be here November 24 and 25, at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Hwy. 219 in McHenry, general admission is $5 per person. Put this family-friendly event on your calendar now.

We recently met with members of the GOBA Marketing and PR revitalization committee to continue planning the 50/50 raffle to celebrate 50 years of Autumn Glory and raise funds to promote the town. Tickets go on sale October 1 and we are still looking for some sponsoring organizations to help with ticket sales.

Speaking of money, WalletHub just released their latest report on the most and least financially savvy states. Maryland came in… Well, I’ll let you find out in the link to the study.  Lots of juicy factoids there.