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The weekend, especially Saturday, was wettter and cooler.  Today we have a chance of showers before 8:00 am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 73 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 56.  I definitely sense a turn toward fall in the air…

We helped promote the delivery service of Lebanese Taverna on Friday.  Looked like they had a number of interested parties that ordered.  The food was very good and the portions were great.  We hope that they do another delivery in the future. We love our local restaurants, but this was a little different for a bit of a change-up.
I drove down to Westernport Sunday on the way to Kaiser, West Virginia.  The town is still a very nice small town, but it appears the closed Luke paper plant has definitely had an impact and it was sad to see the complex closed. On the lighter side, we stopped for gas and saw this sign.  Read it closely… 🙂
Westernport sign by mike t 8-16-20

Do you think they want tips?

Speaking of the Southern part of the county, I urge all new residents, second homeowners and visitors, to check-out the Northern and Southern parts of our beautiful county.  There’s some nice country landscapes, interesting little towns and some serious history all over.  You can take a nice drive some day if you want to explore.  And, whether you travel around or stick by the lake-area, don’t forget to take and share your interesting photos of people, places and wildlife.  Send to and we will do our best to publish.  Thanks!

The final Deep Creek Lake hydrilla herbicide treatment this summer is scheduled to take place tomorrow. Treatment is always subject to change due to weather conditions. During the treatment process, boaters are asked to stay clear of the treatment boat while it is underway so that the proper dosage of herbicide can be administered. Once applied, there are no recreational restrictions associated with the herbicide. Please also steer clear of diver flags (and divers) during the treatments.

Whoot hoot for this announcement!  A pop-up style movie theater is planned at the Oakland Town Parking Lot. The Mayor and Town Council of Oakland, the Oakland Heritage Community Foundation, Inc., and the Greater Oakland Business Association (GOBA) are gearing up to host ‘Little Yough Family Flicks’ a series of outdoor movies. The series will kick off Friday, August 21st, at 8:30 p.m. with the 2019 film ‘Playing with Fire’, sponsored by Mountain Laurel Medical Center, weather permitting. The Little Yough Family Flicks is a rebranding of the formerly known Oakland Pocket Park Movies. The name has changed but the fun, family evenings will remain the same.

Oakland Pop-up Movies

Family Movies Coming to Oakland

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is once again seeking nominations from Chamber members for Honorary Golden Ambassador. This award recognizes an individual that has done a lot to support and promote tourism in our county.  Nominations are due by September 11th. If you are interested in nominating someone for this distinction, please download the Golden Ambassador Nomination Form at or contact Sarah Duck at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce at  or 301.387.8746 to receive a nomination form.

Have a great Monday dear readers…