Monday August 22

The weather today will be patchy fog and numerous showers with isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon—highs in the lower 70s and a low of 60. West winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 80%.

Have you found a Honda keyfob around the Deep Creek Lake area? We’re trying to crowdsource the search for a lost key and fob.

Be the first to know! The Chamber of Commerce invites all Chamber members to the next Marketing Roundtable on August 24. This session will feature the Town of Oakland discussing the details of its new Autumn Glory carnival event. You can attend in person or virtually via Zoom.

If you’ve been reading for a while, you may know that I love being outside and exploring! Check out the Top Adventure Town contest… several nearby locations are in the running. My vote for “Top Tiny Adventure Town” is Davis, WV.

Have you heard that the monarch butterfly was recently listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature? However, the United States has not listed monarchs under the federal Endangered Species Act. You can find more information in this article from the Wildlife Society.

Each year, the Garrett County STEPS to Better Health Committee (STEPS) offers two scholarships to Garrett County graduating seniors who are pursuing a career in the health care field. This year’s high school recipients are Lillian Argabrite and Tiffany Opel.

A study reveals Maryland is among the most progressive states when it comes to computer science education.

Crews were able to complete the step of replacing the field lights on the Northern Garrett High School (NGHS) football field this past week. The lights were turned on for the first time Thursday, August 11, around 9:30 PM. The lighting project upgrades the previous lighting on the field while being more energy efficient.

The summer days keep rolling along – be sure to enjoy what time we have now with kids before they are back to school. Soon it will be September, exciting times for anglers as water temperatures cool and fishing kicks into high gear. But until then, remember that hot weather creates tough conditions for undersized striped bass that are caught and released. Be sure to check the striped bass fishing advisory forecast to plan your trip and help save the smaller fish for future seasons.

The pool at Dans Mountain State Park will be closed from August 22 through August 26 and August 29 through September 2 due to a shortage of lifeguards as staff return to school. All scheduled pool parties will be honored. The pool will otherwise be open through Labor Day, September 5, from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily.

The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9:00 AM on August 23 at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), 200 W. Baltimore Street, in the 7th floor State Board Room. The complete agenda and live stream are available at this link.

Join the Senior Momentum Group, where they gather for lunch on August 23 at 1:00 PM at the American Legion.

Join Granstville Library for a book talk and signing with Daisy Beiler Townsend. Daisy has been writing and publishing in magazines and periodicals for more than 40 years. She has written and published six books, including a Christian Historical series with characters based on former residents of the home they owned for twenty years in Sandy Lake, Pa.

Check out the Golf Match between Northern High, Preston, and Moorfield at Thousand Acres Golf.

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