Monday August 13

The weekend weather was a mix of clear, clouds, sun and rain, but plenty of folks out on and at the lake. Today’s weather will be mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of scattered showers after 1pm. A high near 72 and a low around 59.

Today is National Left Hander’s Day and we will also be celebrating National Middle Child Day that was yesterday on August 12!

We have been getting a great response to the 2018 Deep Creek Times People’s Choice Awards Challenge. Voting is open and we want you to vote for your favorite Deep Creek Lake area experience, service, product and professional in 40 categories.  And, please spread the word amongst residents, second homeowners and visitors.  We already have about 10,000 votes to-date for nominated people and entities!

Learning Beyond the Classroom is out and about in the community this week— today the bus will be at Friendsville Park from 9:30am-11am and at McHenry Apartments from 1:00-2:30pm.

You snake you!  No, I wasn’t talking to you, but I was thinking of the snakes that will at the Snakes Alive demonstration today at the Discovery Center from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  This all-ages event is free, and I do not speak with forked tongue!

There is some nice fishing available at the lake and in the area for Bass, Pickerel and Trout, and that’s not a fish story! More details on this link if you scroll down past the Chesapeake commentary.

There is a Vibrant Economy Open House this afternoon at the College from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  The public is welcome to attend and provide their thoughts and insight.

Don’t forget that you may still be able to observe the Perseid meteor shower tonight and perhaps beyond. Commonly referred to as “the Perseids,” this spectacular display of meteors is one of the most popular astronomical events of the year with between 60 and 70 meteors per-hour seen from the ground, depending on location and weather. Find a dark area in the county and look up or use a telescope.

Brookfield Renewable Energy has announced there will be maintenance work will be starting on the Deep Creek Dam on August 15. There will be no public impact on water levels but there will be increased noise, boats and traffic around the site.

Check out the programs at New Germany State Park this month. They seem to have events for everyone, including music, history, hiking and more.

Cornucopia Café (in Grantsville) is collecting donations for the “It’s in the Bag!” program; a weekend and holiday take-home food program for at-risk elementary school children. through September 2. The program, administered by the Episcopal Church of Garrett County, seeks to fill the nutrition gap by anonymously sending backpacks home with 250 qualifying children from seven Garrett County elementary schools. For more information, contact the Café at  (301) 895-8142.

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