Monday February 5


After a snowy and slushy Sunday, today will be snowy until about noon with accumulations of about an inch. Temps will be a high of 20 but feel like -6 with wind chill; low of 15 degrees.

For all you Cross Country ski enthusiasts, Herrington manor reported yesterday morning that they had a base of 2 – 4 inches on the trails and were renting skis. I would call them at 301.334.9180 for current conditions.

Many of our readers tuned into the Super Bowl. Here’s a few fun facts from the Wall Street Journal: Well over 100 million folks viewed the game, driving the cost of a 30 second commercial to about $5 million, with the largest sector of advertisers being auto companies.

Oakland is holding their monthly Town Council meeting this evening starting at 5:00pm in the Town Hall.

Smiley’s Bar and Grill is offering a free Nutella stuffed cookie dessert today in honor of World Nutella Day! No purchase required.

The Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake is requesting property owners to support the State Lakes Protection Fund by supporting Senate Bill 501 and House Bill 801.  Please check out their information. The lake a key economic engine for our County and we need it to remain healthy.

Plan now for next Monday evening’s Family Game Night at the Grantsville Branch of the Ruth Enlow Library. It is free and runs from 4:00pm – 7:30pm.

Want to know the complete legislative package proposed by the Governor?  Here it is for your reading pleasure. There will be a test!

Finally, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to remind Marylanders that possessing and using FLAMETHROWERS is illegal. So, if you have been carrying around a flamethrower in your car trunk, or purse, stop it. Now!

There is a newly listed hot tub for sale in our online marketplace – check it out!

Reader Melanie West sent us this awesome video of Tolliver Falls in Swallow Falls State Park from over the weekend: