Monday April 16

Apr 16, 2018

Nice weather this weekend, especially Saturday! The temperature got well into the 80s!  Rain showers changing to snow today; highs near 40 and a low of 26. Little to no accumulation expected. There is a flood warning until 10:30am today.

Took advantage of the wonderful Saturday weather to hike Swallow Falls with my wife.  While most people photograph the larger Muddy Creek Falls, I took this photo looking towards the lower Swallow Falls and wanted to share it with our readers. And, yes, there were people swimming and even wading under the falls!


There’s an information session this evening from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on “Improving Our Worker Pool” at the Oakland Armory.  The session will explain the new high school program being launched this Spring that is designed to develop more “work-ready” graduates.

Our Town Theatre in Oakland is holding auditions for The Dining Room this evening from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the basement of the theatre. This is a play that’s perfect for anyone who has wanted to be in a show but doesn’t want a big part.

Here’s a link to a follow-up letter from the Property Owners Association of Deep Creek Lake on the State Lakes Preservation Fund Bill.  They think it is a good “start” and organization president Bob Hoffman concludes the letter by stating “I am optimistic about the future of our watershed and DCL!”  Thanks Bob and all who worked to get bill this passed.

In honor of Earth Day, volunteer naturalist, Jack Slocomb, will be leading a guided nature walk at New Germany State Park from 3:00pm-4:00pm April 21st.  The hike will begin at the Lake House and will be suited for ages 8 and older.

With “tax day” officially tomorrow, here’s the summary results of an interesting study by SmartAsset on state income taxes in Maryland. Garrett County ranks second lowest.

Here’s something different for those looking to take a drive out of the county in late April. There will be an 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park from April 26th – 29th.  You may want to stop and check it out on the way to the lake that weekend.

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