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The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 65. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 12am.

Here’s an action photo of members of the Sackett and Reitmeyer families that got together at the lake this weekend. They cruised-up on the boat and got some donuts at Deep Creek Donuts!

Fun at Deep Creek Lake, MD and Deep Creek Donuts

It’s Movie Night in the Yurts! Beginning at 7:30 pm tonight it’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Wisp Resort.

#ShopMDTaxFree! The Comptroller of Maryland is promoting a $2,500 MD college scholarship for shopping tax-free and mentioning it on social media! Plus, the University System of Maryland has offered to match the $2,500 scholarship if the winner attends a USM institution.

All you have to do is:
1) Take a fun photo or video while shopping
2) Write a witty caption
3) Post to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #ShopMDTaxFree

Any Maryland college, community college, and trade school students can enter the contest!

A reminder that MD State Park Annual Passes are available — $75 for Marylanders; $100 for out-of-state visitors. This pass is unlimited day-use admission and boat launching at state parks, and a 10 percent discount on state-operated concessions and boat rentals

Garrett College is holding its last New Student Advising Day this week on the 16th.  They still have openings, financial aid and residence hall space.  If you or your kids or grandkids can’t make the 16th, you can still come in for “Walk-In Advising Days” up until August 30th. Garrett College is a great place to start, or continue your academic or career journey to success. Contact the Admissions Department at 301.387.3044.

The contest is still open for the Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest! Submit your photos by August 30 for a chance to be featured in the 2020 wall calendar and/or cash prizes.

Did you know? A meteor shower occurs when the Earth plows through the orbit of a comet. And, that we have a monthly update on our Garrett County Skies page?

We will be watching the “best meteor shower of the year” … the Perseid Meteor shower from the Discovery Center 9:00 pm tonight. There will be naturalists and astronomers on hand to guide you through the night sky.

Keep an eye on Daily Notes this week for an exclusive deal on donuts from one of the lake area’s premier donut shops. This deal is for Deep Creek Times readers only and will be communicated the day-of the sale, so it will be a “flash-sale” for Deep Creek Times insiders (that would be YOU!).  Keep an eye open for more deals like this on donuts and other products/services in the coming weeks.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the business owners who were impacted by the fire along Garrett Highway on Sunday morning — my sister-in-law’s mom’s massage shop, a cousin’s salon, a photographer studio, a daycare, and an insurance company were deemed a total loss.