Monday April 29

The weekend weather had a little bit of everything: sun, wind, rain. The weather for today will be partly sunny, with a high near 60 and a low around 56. A chance of showers, mainly between midnight and 5am.

I heard the Ramp Cook Off at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center on Saturday went very well.  Always a nice event.  Speaking of the state park, here’s a nice photo of their beach to get you jazzed for summer (compliments of the State Park and Caroline Blizzard):

DCL State Park by Caroline Blizzard

Here’s an unabashed plug for a great local organization, Garrett Trails, and their upcoming events.  I specifically want to mention their Taste of Garrett event on May 5th, which will have food available from a variety of local restaurants, bakeries and others.  My wife and I try to attend every year and it is always fun and of course, benefits an important cause.  Check out Garrett Trails latest newsletter for more details and more events.

Ashley Bodkins from the University of Maryland Extension will be at the Kitzmiller branch of the Ruth Enlow Library from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm this evening to present a demonstration on Appetizing Edible Plants: Flowers, Greens, & Weeds. This program is free and open to the public.

Speaking of classes, the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Garrett College tells me there is still room in their Introduction to QuickBooks class that starts this Thursday evening. Call the college at 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

Earlier this week we provided information concerning how the 2019 SLPR Funds were going to be spent at the lake and state-wide.  Bruce Michael, Director, Resource Assessment Service Department of Natural Resources, has provided the Property Owners Association of Deep Creek Lake with more detail related to projects at the lake and they have shared them with us. Approximately $420,000 has been allocated to support Deep Creek Lake protection and restoration projects. Projects include the following: ~$200,000 towards shoreline erosion stabilization projects; ~$200,000 towards the control of aquatic invasive species, specifically hydrilla; and ~$ 20,000 towards the creation of fish habitat structures.

Click here to see a scary video of an extra large mouth bass (I think) eating a Brenda’s pepperoni pizza (I think), at the lake (I think). I didn’t know large mouth bass had such big teeth. Not sure, you decide…

We haven’t verified but it looks like a new Dean Cain movie is casting in nearby Bridgeport, WV May 7-11. For detailed info please visit:

Have a Happy Monday folks and a great week as well…

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