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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...

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...

 

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