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Health Department to Give Flu Shots In Middle and High Schools

The Garrett County Health Department (GCHD) will be offering flu shots again this fall to medically eligible middle and high school students.  An informational packet containing a consent form will be sent home with students the first week in September. Parents who...

GCPS Announces Pilot Program for High School Students

The Garrett County Board of Education recently authorized adopting a pilot program, which will grant permission for students at the high school level to miss two days prior to Labor Day for work-related purposes. The pilot program will permit students to be absent two...

Project Purple Proclamation

September is National Recovery Month. The Garrett County Health Department, the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drugs consortium, and the Garrett County Commissioners, asks the entire community to observe National Recovery Month and participate in Project...

Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning announces September classes

The Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning (GILL) group, operating under Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development, recently announced the upcoming class schedule for the month of September.  GILL members seek to enrich their lives by...

Planning Commission Accepting Public Comment on DCL Sign Ordinance

The Garrett County Planning Commission is accepting public comment on the draft update to the sign chapter within the Deep Creek Watershed Zoning Ordinance. The comment period will extend to close of business on August 20, 2019. All comments are requested to be sent...

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week

The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. The first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is...

Lyme Disease:  What You Should Know

Each summer the Garrett County Health Department sees a spike in human Lyme disease infections. Most local Lyme disease cases are caused by a bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) which is spread to humans from the bite of an infected black-legged tick, also known as a deer...

Garrett County Health Department To Hold Back-to-School Vaccine Clinics

The Garrett County Health Department reminds parents of the required vaccines for school students. A single dose of Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine is required for all students entering 7th through 12th Two doses of Varicella vaccine are required for students entering...

Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning announces annual picnic

A summer social picnic will be held on August 22nd, 5-7 p.m., at the Lewis Family Pavilion in Oakland for those interested in learning more about the Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning (GILL). GILL is a member-driven organization whose mission is to enrich lives...

Lions Visit Lions Camp Merrick

On July 10th 31 Lions went on a bus trip to Lions Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy, MD. The camp hosts diabetic campers for 3-week long sessions. Also, the camp has added a deaf camper week and a blind camper week this year. From the Camp Merrick website, they state the...

Even Teens Follow Your Lead On Handling Prescription Drugs

You may think they are not listening, but teens follow your lead on a lot of things. The Garrett County Health Department’s Just Like You! campaign reminds adults to make sure they show kids how to be responsible about prescription drugs by minimizing the use of...

Garrett County Government Honored for Worksite Wellness

Garrett County Government was recognized by Healthiest Maryland Businesses as a Silver-level recipient of the Wellness at Work awards. The Wellness at Work Awards are sponsored by Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HBA), the Maryland State initiative to support healthy...

GCHD Participates in Research Project

The Health Education and Outreach staff of the Garrett County Health Department participated in a two-year research project on the implementation of Play Streets events in rural communities, with researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and...

About the Maryland Trek

ABOUT THE MARYLAND TREK The Maryland Trek is a 7 day, 321 mile Hike and Bike combo starting in the Mountains of Western Maryland, crossing through the suburbs of Central Maryland and culminating on the beach of our Eastern Shore at the inlet of Ocean City This is a...

Home Health May Provide Help With Unexpected Medical Needs

Kara Taylor didn’t expect to need the assistance of Garrett County Home Health program, but when a complication from gallbladder surgery left the 29-year-old with an abdominal drain for a week, the program was what allowed her to come home sooner. Garrett County Home...

Wisp Hires Ski Industry Veteran as New General Manager

 Wisp Resort has hired ski industry veteran Ron Hawkes as its new general manager replacing Jerry Geisler who is retiring after 45 years at the western Maryland resort.  Hawkes is intimately familiar with the Mid-Atlantic ski market having served as President and...

Mountain Maryland Music Institute begins summer music programs

The first week of the Garrett College Mountain Maryland Music Institute is officially complete.  Students from the first week’s session publicly displayed their progress and skills in a culminating performance in the auditorium at the College’s McHenry campus. String...

Youth In Action Groups Teach About Dangers of Tobacco Use

During the past few weeks, “mad scientists” have visited community events across Garrett County, sharing their findings about the dangers of tobacco use. The skit has been performed in Accident and Oakland. The goal of the skit is to discourage youth (or anyone) from...

Community Groups put a Lid on It – Oakland Bottle Cap Mosaic

Oakland Girl Scout Troop #55004 had a blast gluing hundreds of bottle caps onto panels as part of the GOBA Green Team mosaic project. This colorful mosaic combined recycling, community involvement and art, by using bottle caps collected by area schools and businesses....

Fireworks Parking to Benefit GaCo Robotics

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629, the Garrett Coalition (GaCo), will be providing parking to view the Fire on the Mountains Fireworks display on July 4 at two locations in the McHenry area. GaCo will provide parking across Rte. 219 from Smiley’s, adjacent to...

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Announces Board and Officers

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019/2020 Board of Directors and Officers. The 2019/2020 Chamber Board of Directors includes Shirley Bailey of GCC Technologies; Merlin Beitzel of Beitzel Corporation; Tim Bender of Byco Corporation;...

Tobacco Compliance Checks Result in 96% Compliance

Staff members from the Garrett County Health Department and underage buyers from both county high schools worked with officers from the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office to conduct tobacco compliance checks around the county from July 2018 to June 2019.  The purpose of...

Garrett College designates honor students for spring 2019

The following full-time students of Garrett College have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester according to Dr. Qing Yuan, Dean of Academic Affairs. Academic requirements for this recognition are full-time degree- and certificate-seeking students who...

 

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