Monday April 30

The weather for today will be sunny with a high near 56 degrees and a low near 42 degrees.

We are happy to announce a new Deep Creek Times contest for our loyal readers: The contest is for a chance to win free tickets to the upcoming GLAF concert May 12th featuringInternationally acclaimed concert pianist Alina Kiryayeva. Just send us an email to with GLAF in the subject line and tell us the last live performance event you attended. We will draw one winner for two tickets on Monday, May 7th! Good luck to all!

As we enter the warm weather selling season for lake properties, I thought I would mention this analysis of home listing features conducted by Zillow Research. Their scientific study of over three million home sales over the last few years identified some features that helped price or time-on-market.

Today is the last day to get your guesses in for our “Where Am I Contest“. Send us your guess — correct answers are entered to win a $25 Dutch’s At Silver Tree Gift Card!

Former long-time (and well-known) Allegany College of Maryland basketball coach Bob Kirk has passed away. His name is on the college’s basketball arena and physical education center.

The All Things Home Expo, presented by the Home Builders Association of Western Maryland will be at the Garrett County Fairgrounds on May 5th and 6th.

The Taste of Garrett fundraising event is coming again on Sunday, May 6th. From 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  This is always a great event that benefits Garrett Trails.

Don’t forget the Race Up the Face before the “Taste” celebration begins: A 400 meter length with a 124 meter (407 ft) ascent UP The Face (a black diamond ski trail).

The town of Grantsville will participate in the Maryland Pickers National Road Sale on Saturday, May 12th and the Garrett County Arts Council is taking donations to sell as a fundraiser. Your donations are tax deductible and they are especially interested in ‘artsy’ things!

How big a deal was it to create the Sideling Hill “cut” on I-68 that many of us drive through so often? It is a welcome sign that I’m on my way “home”! Here’s an image taken during construction in 1984 that puts the effort into perspective.

Sideling Hill Construction

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