Monday August 9

Aug 9, 2021

The weather today will be isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83 and a low around 64. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

A big shoutout to Walt, Karen, Bob, Kevin, Don, Jill, Michele, Emily, Misty, Haley, and Barb (and plus the 3 others that I didn’t catch their name) for their work at the famous Rotary Fry Booth over the weekend! These volunteers had the process down to a science and made my Saturday shift just fly by! Through this, we were also able to obtain a donation for the County United Way! Thank you!

Walt said Rotary went through about SIX TONS of potatoes! And I thought I had an exhausting but awesome fair week!

I know this doesn’t impact us here in Garrett County but I know several readers who live near these roads: Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is reminding the public that one week remains in the comment period for the proposed High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane toll rate ranges for Phase 1 South: American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-370.

Deep Creek Lake is in the height of the summer vacation season and anglers are enjoying a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Read more about freshwater fishing from the MD DNR fishing report.

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced the availability of $19.5 million in grant funding for after school programs as part of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The RFPs, a walkthrough of the application, and more information about the ARP ESSER fund can be found at the ARP ESSER fund webpage.

What We’re Reading Book Group: Bring a chair and whatever you happen to be reading to this weekly outdoor book group at the Kitzmiller Library from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Have you been to the Historic Friends Store? Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend) you can step back in time. A homestead, formerly known as Friends Delight, dates back to the early 1800’s and is now known as Sang Run State Park. Hike, fish, picnic or sit and relax along the Wild and Scenic Youghiogheny River.