Monday June 1

Jun 1, 2020

Happy June 1st folks!  The lake area was certainly alive with activity this weekend, and the weather certainly cooperated.  Today will be sunny, with a high near 64 degrees. and with a calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will have increasing clouds and a low around 49.

Speaking of the weather, Bob Doyle, local season/sky expert and professor emeritus at Frosturg State University, tells us that summer officially begins on June 20th. Summer is the season with the the longest sunlit days with the shortest mid-day shadows.  Actually, summer offically arrives in Oakland at 5:44 pm that day!  Set you watches!

Thanks to Dee Dave for submitting this photo of two locals during feeding time by the lake.  Nice photo and thanks again Dee.

feeding at lake - Dee Dave

Feeding at the Lake

Sarah covered this in the weekend version of the Daily Notes, but I thought I would reiterate that a number of local establishments have opened their outdoor dining facilities as provided for in the Governor’s latest guidelines. We have added the outdoor dining to our COVID-19 restaurant resource guide and here are the spots able to offer outdoor dining right away (please be patient as this is new and just began, with the order coming effective on Friday):

  • Black Bear Tavern
  • Deep Creek Funzone (formerly Smiley’s)
  • Dutch’s at Silver Tree
  • Greene Turtle
  • The Honi-Honi
  • Mountain State Brewing Company
  • Pine Lodge Steakhouse
  • UNOs

And speaking some more about food, Jean and I ventured to Alpine Lake Resort (just over the border in Terra Alta) for some carry-out Saturday night.  Here’s a photo of the results.  Really tender and tasty ribs at a nice price and just a short trip from Oakland area.  We really try to support all our local restaurants and businesses and hope our readers will too.

ALR take out mike

Great Carry-Out

The Baltimore Sun reported 763 new cases of the coronavirus and 21 more deaths yesterday as Baltimore’s mayor and Maryland’s governor voiced concern that protests in the city and elsewhere could lead to a surge in new cases. The additions bring Maryland to 52,778 total cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. As of Sunday, 2,411 people have died due to complications from the virus. While the world seems to get crazier, I am glad I am here in good, old Garrett County.

Please send us photos of you and your family out and about using natural or man-made amenities around the lake.  These could include: boating, kayaking, hiking, nature, golf, family action photos, plants, animals, outdoor dining, shopping, art, etc.  Send them to  and we will do our best to publish them as the lake activity continues to increase in coming weeks.  Thanks in advance.

Have a great week folks…