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The weather was cool, as expected, but not at all bad this weekend.  Today’s weather will be rain, mainly before 5pm. High near 51 and a low around 46.

Wisp Resort has announced its opening date: This Friday, December 13!

Here’s a little bit of Yuletide “hearth history” from the Wall Street Journal of all places. While yule log videos are now a part of many folks’ holiday traditions, they started way back in 1966! That year WPIX launched the first “The Yule Log,” a 17 second, somewhat jittery 16mm film loop that was broadcast to New Yorkers seeking a TV-sized “fire.” I (Mike) remember it fondly.

I recently had an opportunity to purchase a great book from fellow Deep Creek Lake Lion, Ed King.  Ed has done a superb job documenting Deep Creek lake history with his latest book: Deep Creek Lake: the Founders.  It is chock-full of information and fun-facts and is worth a read. To obtain more information about his signings or how to purchase his book, email or call 301.616.5702. It would make a great gift for someone that loves the lake area and/or history!

Deep Creek Lake History

Ed King’s latest book

The December Business After Hours Chamber networking event is this Thursday starting at 5:30 pm at Pine Lodge Steakhouse.  For tickets, contact Holly Lane at 301.387.6171 or Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped gift for a donation to the local Toys for Tots campaign and you will receive a free ticket to a future Business After Hours event.

Congratulations to FTC team 2818 G-FORCE! At the West Central Pennsylvania Qualifier Tournament this weekend, they ended the day as the finalist alliance and won the top award: The Inspire Award. They are also qualified for the Pennsylvania State Tournament on March 1st.

End of the line: The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling has announced the holiday schedule for the landfill and six waste collection sites:

  • All locations will close at Noon on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019
  • All locations are closed all-day on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019
  • All locations are closed all-day on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020
  • All locations will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020

The holiday waste collection schedule is also included on the county calendar located on the Garrett County Government website homepage at For additional information, please contact the Solid Waste & Recycling office at 301.387.0322.

Have a great start of the week folks.  And, please be Merry!