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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...

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – SERVICES 9-25-19

2019 People's Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 25, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People's Choice Challenge in SERVICES! 1. Favorite local art or music venue: Mountain State Brewing Company - Deep Creek Wisp Resort...

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – EXPERIENCES 9-25-19

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 25, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People’s Choice Challenge in EXPERIENCES! 1. Favorite local festival or event: Autumn Glory Festival Fire on the Mountain 4th of July...

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – PRODUCTS 9-25-19

2019 People's Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 25, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People's Choice Challenge in PRODUCTS! 1. Favorite local food: Donuts from Glazed and Confuzed Donuts Klotz Sweet Corn Farmer's Market 2....

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – PROFESSIONALS 9-25-19

2019 People's Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 25, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People's Choice Challenge in PROFESSIONALS! 1. Favorite beauty professional: Brandi Krause - Cobblestone Hair Salon Amanda Walker - Deep...

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – EXPERIENCES

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 19, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People’s Choice Challenge in EXPERIENCES! 1. Favorite local festival or event: Autumn Glory Festival Garrett County Agriculture Fair Fire...

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – PRODUCTS

2019 People's Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 19, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People's Choice Challenge in PRODUCTS! 1. Favorite local food: Klotz Sweet Corn Donuts from Glazed and Confuzed Donuts Farmer's Market 2....

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – SERVICES

2019 People's Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 19, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People's Choice Challenge in SERVICES! 1. Favorite local art or music venue: Mountain State Brewing Company - Deep Creek Wisp Resort...

2019 People’s Choice Challenge Leaderboard – PROFESSIONALS

2019 People's Choice Challenge Leaderboard As of September 19, 2019, the following three choices for each category are leading the People's Choice Challenge in PROFESSIONALS! 1. Favorite beauty professional: Brandi Krause - Cobblestone Hair Salon Amanda Walker - Deep...

Maryland Air BnB Hosts Earned over $33 Million this Summer

Airbnb announced today that its Maryland host community earned a combined $33.6 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 188,000 guest arrivals to the state this summer, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. "Throughout the summer of 2019,...

Scholarship program GPA requirement increased

The Garrett County Commissioners and Garrett College are working jointly to implement a 2.5 grade-point average as the minimum college GPA for students to continue receiving Garrett County Scholarship Program funding. Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, students...

College, Foundation, donors combine on OER effort

Garrett College, the Garrett College Foundation and a private donor couple are combining to fund an initiative to drastically reduce student textbook costs. The college and foundation, along with part-time Garrett County residents Lori Richards and Ken Newbaker, are...

Chamber to Host Welcome Reception for New Garrett College Students

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development Task Force is partnering with Garrett College to host a welcome reception for all new students who will be attending Garrett College this fall. The Chamber will throw out the welcome mat and introduce the...

Roots Offering Youth Yoga

We are so excited to announce the commencement of our youth yoga program! Starting the first Monday in September, bring your children, ages 8-18 to Roots Mon-Thurs @4:15 to learn breath control, emotional regulation, body autonomy, and mindfulness while unwinding...

Chris Herren: Prevention Starts With All Presentation

A nationally known motivational speaker is scheduled for a public presentation at Garrett College CARC on Monday, September 9th at 7 p.m. He will also speak at both county high schools on the following day. Eighth-grade students from each middle school will attend the...

Know your insurance needs before arriving on campus

As college students return or go to campus for the first time this month, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. reminds them and their parents of the importance of insurance for college students away from home. BacktoSchool.jpg“Insurance can be confusing,”...

Overdose Awareness Day: A Time to remember loved ones and end overdose

Local communities around the world are coming together on August 31st to remember those who have died or suffered a permanent injury due to a drug overdose. Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create a better...

Leadership Garrett County seeking applicants for this year’s class

Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development is accepting applications for the next class of future leaders.  Entering its fourth year, Leadership Garrett County is scheduled to begin on September 19th. Although Leadership Garrett County is open to...

Stay Alert for School Buses

As the 2019-2020 school year gets underway, the Garrett County Traffic and Transportation Advisory Committee reminds everyone that motorists will be sharing the road with the big yellow buses. The first day of school for Garrett County students is on Monday, August...

Winning Bidder for Flying Scot #16 Announced

A winner has been announced for the sale of the Deep Creek Watershed's Flying Scot #16 --- Mr. Brian O'Brien! O'Brien is the owner of Silver Tree Marina on Deep Creek Drive in McHenry. In the picture from left to right, Bob Hoffmann, V.P. Deep Creek Watershed...

Garrett County Schools Announces Joint Venture with County Government

As the school year approaches, the fall sport athletes and coaches have begun gearing up for the 2019 season ahead. Next year, the student athletes will have a new artificial turf field on which to play. This project was brought to the Board of Education thanks to...

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...