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Fentanyl Deaths Increase Across the Nation, Including Locally

Across the nation overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone, which includes Fentanyl, increased almost 47% from 2016 to 2017. In Garrett County overdose deaths increased from 3 in 2018 to 7 in 2019, with Fentanyl related deaths increasing from 2...

Flu Season Off To An Early Start

This may be the earliest start of flu illness in the past 10 years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  And, cases may peak as early as December this year instead of January, some experts believe. There is another different aspect to the...

Maryland Humanities Board Adds Garrett County Member

Maryland Humanities is pleased to welcome Mary Callis and Randy Ontiveros to the organization’s Board of Directors. Callis is the Executive Director of the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) and Ontiveros serves on the English faculty at the University of Maryland....

Keep Your New Years Resolution to Quit Tobacco and Nicotine

Stop smoking is one New Year’s resolution that makes it into the top 10 list each year. With all the news of lung illness and deaths from vaping, maybe stop vaping will make it to the list this year, too. New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep, but the Garrett County...

Garrett County Chamber Announces 2020 Legislative Agenda

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Legislative Agenda which includes a focus on business climate, tourism, economic & community development, education, healthcare and infrastructure. The issues included in the Chamber’s agenda are those...

Judy Center Early Learning Hubs Celebrate

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first Judy P. Hoyer Center Early Learning Hub (Judy Center) in Maryland, at Cool Spring Elementary in Prince George's County. Thirteen additional centers opened across the State during the following year, and...

4th Annual Police Providing Presents

On Saturday, December 7, 2019 Garrett County hosted the 4th Annual Police Providing Presents event.  Volunteers from all five (05) Garrett County law enforcement agencies along with the Garrett County Department of Social Services, Garrett County Board of Education,...

U.S. Cellular Celebrates the Next Generation as the Future of Good

National Wireless Carrier Calls for Tri-State Nominations; Pledges $60,000 to Six Youths Bringing Fairness to Their Communities On Giving Tuesday, U.S. Cellular's The Future of Good program returns for its fifth consecutive year, to champion and invest in young people...

Where to Take Photos with Santa at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The holiday season is officially underway and it’s time for parents to balance all-of-the-things: The office party, your in-laws coming to town, the floor scrubbing, mailing the greeting cards, and of course the baking! Now the snow is gently falling, the temperatures...

2019 People’s Choice Challenge a Success

Deep Creek Times announced today that the 2019 People’s Choice Challenge is now complete with both the competition and reception deemed a great success for the community and for local businesses and non-profits. “This second annual People’s Choice Challenge was...

Matewan film to be shown at the Oakland Library

Watch the 1987 film based on the 1920 Matewan, WV coal miners’ union strike and the events that followed. Starring Chris Cooper and James Earl Jones. Shown in remastered color! Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Snacks will be provided....

“Police Providing Presents” event to benefit local children

Volunteers from Garrett County Law Enforcement agencies along with the Garrett County Department of Social Services and members of AmeriCorps have partnered to organize the "Police Providing Presents" event to benefit local children. This nationwide event may be...

Local charity selected as finalist to win up to $20k

McHenry- and Accident-based HART For Animals has been selected as a finalist in the Healthy Paws Pet Insurance and Foundation’s Rescue Race for a chance to win up to $20,000 in grants – and they need the community’s help to bring it home! There are six non-profit...

GC to offer trumpet and low brass studies by appointment

Continuing Education and Workforce Development of Garrett College is pleased to announce the addition of trumpet and low brass studies at the College’s main campus in McHenry.  Both offerings will feature ten, half-hour individualized segments by appointment. Trumpet...

Watch For Wildlife; Call For Assistance

The Garrett County Traffic and Transportation Advisory Committee reminds motorists that wildlife, especially deer, are on the move right now. Be extra cautious, especially at dawn and dusk, when light levels decrease visibility. Drivers who scan the area ahead,...

Callis named executive director for PAC

Mary Callis, who has served as executive director for the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) since 2010, will be adding the responsibilities of the executive director for the performance arts center to be built at Garrett College. GLAF will be providing 20 hours...

Wildlife Activity Ramps up for Fall

Fall means cool weather and colorful foliage. It can also mean unpredictable wildlife. Deer mating season is right around the corner, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as these animals seek food...

National Drug Take Back Scheduled for October 26th

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Garrett County Health Department, local law enforcement and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their...

One Maryland One Book 2019

This year's One Maryland One Book selection is What The Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. On the topic of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, this book selection “is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the...

Input Sought for Second Year of State Lakes Fund

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host four open house events to solicit public input regarding the development of a work plan for the second phase of the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund. The fund is providing $1 million annually for three...

Friendsville Quilting Raffle

Every year since 2004, the Friendsville Library Quilters have spent months creating a different hand stitched quilt to be raffled off. All the funds collected each time go towards the Friendsville Library. This year you can choose between the “Starry Starry Night”...

Deep Creek Watershed Foundation Sponsors Water-Wise Training

In a first beyond the Chesapeake Bay, the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation has partnered with Garrett County to fund Water-Wise training by the University of Maryland Extension in a program exclusive to Garrett County. Water-Wise is a conservation landscape...

Haunted House Safety Guidelines To Look Out For This Halloween

Many Marylanders will enjoy a variety special amusement buildings to celebrate Halloween this October. It is important to keep in mind that these structures have unique fire safety requirements in order to create an enjoyable and safe environment for everyone. "Smoke...