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Mostly sunny this morning then turning mostly cloudy – highs in the mid-30s.

While our local weather has been cold and snowy of late, we are fortunate to not be facing the wildfires of California or even the snowfalls faced by those less prepared areas in Atlanta and London.

And, speaking of snow, it looks like Wisp has really been building up a solid base for the season as the snow guns have been on all weekend. Bring on the snow!

Calling all Pickleball players: Pickleball will be played at the Oakland Community Center on 8th Street today from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Contact Garrett College Continuing Education at 301.387.3069 to learn more.

Thanks to www.TedBass.com, look at this 30inch Northern Pike caught by Jon Haros in Deep Creek Lake last week:

Jon Theros 30inch walleye caught in Deep Creek Lake - December 2017

During Prohibition in the 1920’s, many industrious western Marylanders made their own ‘shine. Check out James Rada, Jr’s account of the times in his history blog. James is a renowned local historian and author whose books I have had the pleasure of reading.

Old-Time Deep Creek Lake Moonshine

Halian & Associates Landscapes will be hosting the Chamber’s December Business After Hours on Thursday, December 14th from 5:30pm- 7:30pm.

Please note: All branches of the Ruth Enlow Library will be closed for the holidays on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th and also on Monday, January 1st, 2018.

There will be a Western Maryland Community Development Stakeholders meeting in Cumberland on Tuesday, from 10:30am – 12:00pm, with lunch to follow.