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Yesterday was a very nice day until clouds and some localized weather moved in in the late afternoon hours.  Today we have a slight chance of showers before 9:00 am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75 degrees, with a chance of precipitation at 20%. The evening will be mostly clear, with a low around 56.

My wife and I took advantage of the nice weather yesterday to take a hike to Meadow Mountain Trail Overlook.  Here’s a photo I snapped.  Even with a  bit of summer haze, we could see well over 10 miles.

Meadow mountain Trail Overlook 7-12-20

Meadow Mountain Trail Overlook

Positive results were received for two additional staff members at a County nursing home. One of the persons who tested positive was a female Garrett County resident who is in her 60s. She does not have any symptoms and is isolating at home.  The other was in her 30s and lives outside the County.  Total number of confirmed cases in the County now stands at 25 individuals.

The next community COVID-19 testing opportunity in Garrett County is scheduled for Friday, July 17th, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot between the Health Department and the Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1025 Memorial Drive in Oakland. This free testing will be without the need for an appointment or a doctor’s order. This is not an antibody test that may identify a previous infection and is for individuals not exhibiting symptoms.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual Business Before Hours: State of the County via Zoom from 8:00 am to 9:30 am on Tuesday, July 21st.. Garrett County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh will provide their perspectives on FY20, including top priorities for the coming year. They will be specifically focusing on the County budget, broadband expansion, economic development.  The Chamber appears to be charging an admission fee for this event. Register online at or by calling Holly Lane at 301.387.6171.

Finally, keep on the lookout for upcoming information on our 2020 Deep Creek Times Peoples’ Choice Awards.  This is our third year of celebrating all that is great about Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding area, including people, places and businesses. As always, we will have an online nominations period followed by a voting period. Always fun and remember, we are the original peoples’ choice awards!

Have a great Monday folks…