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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...

Paramedic students complete first year of training program at GC

Another cohort of students have completed the first year of the paramedic training program at Garrett College, administered through the Continuing Education and Workforce Development division.  These students started class in September 2018, and have completed a total...

National Public Health Model Practices Announced

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), comprising the collective voices of nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, announced the 2019 Public Health Model Practice winners on May 16, 2019, including the open source Garrett...

Garrett Regional Medical Center awarded four out of five stars

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) received four out of five stars for its quality of care from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the national Medicare health care program and works with states to administer...

HART Announces Appointment of Dr. Katlyn Weimer, DVM

HART for Animals is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Katlyn Weimer, DVM, to the Bredel Veterinary Clinic at the HART Animal Center. Dr. Weimer joined the HART team on June 17, and is responsible for the health and wellbeing of dogs, cats and pocket pets. In...

MDOT MVA Testing Digital License Plates in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates, which are similar in...

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club 2019 – “A Universe of Stories” – begins this year with a kick-off event hosted by the Ruth Enlow Library and presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre, one of the largest professional touring theatre companies in the country with over fifteen...

Staying Connected With Teens Helps Reduce Risky Summertime Behavior

June is here, and with it comes summer break for most teens. Many parents see it as a break for them, too – a break from the routine of making sure teens get up and off to school, stay caught up with homework, and prepared for quizzes and tests. But parenting is a...

 

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