Monday January 28

The weather yesterday was nice, with intermittent flurries. Lots of folks at Wisp and I also saw a few groups sliding across the lake ice. Today’s weather will be mostly sunny with a high near 35 and a low around 33. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph. Rain and snow likely overnight; new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Where (and when) do LEGOs and Needlework come “together” in Garrett County you ask?  Why, at the Ruth Enlow Library, today I say.  There’s two LEGO Club sessions for kids and two (separate) Needlework sessions for adults. You can find information on the individual classes in our Events section.

It’s cold on the mountain and it looks like it will be getting even colder this week, so I thought I would include this interesting article from Zillow comparing the pros and cons of furnaces, boilers and heat pumps for you. Note that at the bottom of the linked page there is a “quiz” to help you determine what your dream cabin looks like.

Speaking of the cold weather, here’s a tip-sheet from Erie Insurance on winter driving.  I know all my readers are expert winter drivers, but perhaps share this common sense, simple piece with a friend or family member.

Calling all start-up entrepreneurs around the lake.  Maryland TEDCO has opened up applications for their second (business) builder fund and it looks like a fairly simple process. TEDCO does some great work for the state and county, so check out the application at this link if you are looking for funding.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Mountain State Brewing Company will be hosting their next Business After Hours on Thursday, February 14th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at their 6690 Sang Run Rd location in McHenry. Mountain State is known for their great homemade brews and their wonderful wood-fired flatbread pizzas. I will likely be there, so all readers should feel free to bring me my (hopefully high value) Valentines Day present that evening. I am all about my readers and convenience!

Last night’s sunset was a good one:

Sunset at Deep Creek Lake, MD

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