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The weather for today will be partly sunny, increasing clouds and a high of 60 degrees. Tonight could have rain showers with a high of 48; winds could gust up to 29mph.

Heard the K-12 Arts Fair at the CARC was a huge success Saturday.  I had to be at another event on campus, but the art crowd was significant and came away impressed with all the exhibits and performances. Congratulations to all our talented students! By the way, the CARC pool reopens today after a week of cleaning and maintenance.

The Ruth Enlow Library is holding S.T.E.A.M. Kids and also LEGO Club sessions in Oakland, Kitzmiller and Grantsville today. Check our event calendar for details, times and locations.

Hope you all had a great Earth day yesterday.  Did you know that Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and that it is now celebrated each year on April 22nd and in 193 countries? This year’s theme was plastic pollution. Here’s a short video by Dr. Jane Goodall, which certainly resonates here in Garrett County as it does globally.

It pays to be a little older sometimes. The Greene Turtle is holding their Senior Buffet this evening from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for $8.95. Likewise, MoonShadow is holding their 15% off night this evening for those over 55 years of age.

Hey, Have a HART!  HART for Animals is holding four fun fundraisers with guest bartenders at a number of local establishments in May. It was a fun time last year and it should be this time around as well.HART Guest Bartending Challenge

Attention boaters: Boating accidents have claimed the lives of four people in Maryland so far this year (NOT at DCL).  Last year, none of the nine boating victims were wearing life jackets. It only takes 60 seconds for an adult to drown and 20 seconds for a child. Yet, in many cases, life jackets are stowed out of reach or are still in their original wrapping.

Here’s an opportunity to help a local entrepreneur and Power of Possibilities (POP) graduate from a few years ago. Chris was a winner in the POP Competition for his Card Caddy product and is now launching a new Dice Tower. His start-up has gone international and this is his latest product, so please consider helping a fellow Garrett Countian succeed.  And, for the record, DCT has no financial interest in his business or sales, just trying to help a local entrepreneur.Card Caddy Dice Tower

CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Virts for being named Garrett County Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Virts is an English and theater arts teacher at Northern High School.

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