Groundhog Day

February 2, 2023: Today Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at around 7:20 a.m. That means we are in for 6 more weeks of winter. It’s sort of an odd measurement in the modern world… but, it turns out, I’ve read that it began with a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition: If a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will go on for six more weeks.

Also, I’ve read this detailed and bizarre history…. claiming it started with a badger.

The weather today will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-30s and a low of 11. West winds of around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.

The town of Oakland is gearing up for its annual Winter Fest, slated for February 18, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This year’s event will feature kids’ activities, store specials, live music and performances, and the return of the highly successful Winter Fest Wine Walk.

The Performing Arts Center will be hosting the first Business After Hours of the year on February 9 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. They are proud to host the Offutt III Theatre and show off some amazing performing arts talent, presented by the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival and Garrett County Arts Council.

After nearly a decade, the Special Olympics Maryland Winter Games have returned to Wisp Resort. Help Garrett County Government, Wisp Resort and the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce welcome the athletes back with a special program and reception on Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.

Join Oakland Library every Thursday of the month for a relaxing and fun needlework session! Bring your projects and get ready to stitch and chat with like-minded crafters.

Join the unforgettable evening of music and entertainment, as Scott Brooks takes the stage as the host of tonight’s Open Mic Night at MoonShadow.

Mountain State Brewing DCL plays TEAM TRIVIA tonight at 6:30 PM! Come test your knowledge over some cold brews & good friends.


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