Health Department Volunteers Honored

The Garrett County Health Department recently held a dinner honoring the volunteers who help spread their public health messages and make a positive impact on the health of the county residents. “As budgets continue to tighten, the contributions of our volunteers have...

Students from 17 Maryland Counties Win Awards at MD History Day

Nearly 700 middle and high school students gathered to present their extensive historical research at the 2019 Maryland History Day competition. The competition, held on May 12 at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), is the culmination of a year-long...

Members of Garrett County Groups Attend Summit

Garrett County’s prevention and treatment community was represented at the 2019 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit held in Atlanta, Georgia in late April. Members of the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse Consortium and the Drug-Free Communities Coalition...

Thank you from Northern High’s After Prom Committee

Northern High’s After Prom Committee would like to thank all the businesses and individuals that contributed to the success of this year’s after prom celebration.   Your donations helped our mission of providing a safe and fun environment for the students of Garrett...

ARC Creates Substance Abuse Advisory Council

Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the formation of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC), a 24 member volunteer advisory group of leaders from law enforcement, recovery services, health, economic development, private industry, education,...

A note from the County United Way Executive Director

On the heels of the local United Way campaign completion, it was announced that Luke Mill would close its operations leaving 675 individuals without jobs. Over the course of the next few days it was reported that for every single job lost, there would be an additional...

Health Department Celebrates National Prevention Week

The Garrett County Health Department joins the country in celebrating National Prevention Week May 12-18, 2019. This observance is dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and the promotion of mental health. The celebration brings together individuals,...

End of the Line Bookstore Opens for 2019 Season

The End of the Line Bookstore is open May 17 for the 2019 season.  End of the Line Books is a not for profit, used bookstore located in the boxcar at the B&O Railway Station East Liberty Street in Oakland, MD.  The bookstore is open May 17 through October 12th on...

From the County United Way Executive Director

On the heels of the local United Way campaign completion, it was announced that Luke Mill would close its operations leaving 675 individuals without jobs. Over the course of the next few days it was reported that for every single job lost, there would be an additional...

Rabies Vaccination Clinics Scheduled Throughout Garrett County

The Garrett County Health Department’s Environmental Health office has announced this spring’s low-cost rabies clinics for the vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets at six locations. No other animals will be vaccinated. The Garrett County Health Department will NOT...

GRMC Cancer Navigation Program Gets National Recognition

GRMC's Cancer Navigation program was recently flagged as a top innovative program for rural health in the United States through Rural Health Models & Innovations, a national collection of successful rural health programs and interventions created by the Rural...

U.S. Cellular Can Help Sponsor Local Youth Organizations

Local youth organizations can earn up to $1,000 through U.S. Cellular's Community Connections program. Now in its fifth year, Community Connections provides sponsorship support to help youth groups pay for expenses such as travel, equipment and uniforms. Since...

Garrett County Republican Women’s Meeting

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Garrett County Republican Women’s Club will host Dena Epenschied from the Leadership Institute.  The topic of Ms. Epenscheid’s presentation is “How to Grow Your Organization”.  All interested persons, regardless of political affiliation...

Taste of Garrett Race Up the Face Results

  Race Up The Face (the World's Hardest 400M Race -- a race up the Face ski slope at Wisp Resort) Official Results: William Heinle 4:11.39 King of the Hill Erick Anderson 4:45 Drew Hordubay 5:12 Jackson Hordubay 5:17 Maraid Johnson 5:20:13 Queen Of the Hill Brody...

“Fear Free” Care Now Available for Pets at HART for Animals

HART staff earns certifications to ease pets’ fear, anxiety during visits Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him come running? Pet owners won’t need to imagine it when...

Local AAUW Hosts State Convention

On Saturday, April 13th at Wisp Resort, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Garrett Branch hosted 64 women from 11 different counties throughout the state of Maryland, including five women from newly formed AAUW Frostburg State University branch for...

Environmental Health Monitors Water Safety for Swimmers

Warm weather is finally upon us and with that the start of the 2019 lake and beach season. Garrett County residents and visitors have access to five public beaches as well as two recreational water attractions. So what is the Health Department doing to keep these...

Mental Health Month Event Announced

On May 7, from 4:45pm-7pm (film shown 5pm-6:30pm, discussion at 6:30pm) the Garrett County Suicide Prevention Committee will present a special screening of at the Garrett College Auditorium, located at 687 Mosser Road in McHenry. With strong endorsements from some of...

MHealth at Garrett Regional Medical Center

GRMC patients now have the option to utilize MHealth, a free mobile device application to review their health information.  MHealth is a mobile app that allows you to access your health information from your smartphone or tablet. Downloading the MHealth app to your...

National Public Health Week: April 1-7

The Garrett County Health Department joins agencies across the nation in celebrating April 1-7 as National Public Health Week. “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and their communities,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “While a...

Ski Industry Veteran Announces His Retirement from Wisp Resort

Wisp Resort announced today that General Manager Jerry Geisler will be retiring this summer after more than four decades at Maryland’s only four season resort. Geisler has been the resort’s General Manager for the past six years and has served as an executive at the...

Maryland’s Sweet 16 Fact Sheet

Maryland has 16 Community Colleges: also known as Maryland's Sweet 16. 1. 70% of Maryland freshmen and sophomore college students are enrolled in one of Maryland’s 16 community colleges. 2. Each year, Maryland’s community colleges enroll a diverse population of nearly...

Garrett County Commission for Women – HOF and Scholarships

One more week! March 29 is the deadline for nominations to be postmarked for receipt by the Garrett County Commission for Women for the Women’s Hall of Fame and for the Commission’s scholarships. The Commission is seeking nominations for outstanding Garrett County...

 

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