Monday June 18

The weather was great this weekend, with a large number of folks out on and around the lake. The weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high near 84 and a low around 69.

In my lake-area travels this weekend, I saw a lot of families and extended families enjoying themselves and celebrating Father’s Day. I hope all of you Dads had a great weekend, as I sure did.

Libraries Rock!  That’s the theme for this Summer’s Reading Club that begins today and runs through August 31st this year at all branches of the Ruth Enlow Library. Stop by your local branch and pick up the reading list.

While at the Oakland branch of the Library this afternoon, you can bring any unwanted papers to Free Shred Day. The library is partnering with Sunrise Shred to offer a free paper-shredding event for the public from 3:00 – 6:00pm.

The Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake is accepting board nominations until June 30th. They have some very specific guidelines that are followed.

Learn some of the history of the early 1700 era farm at the Friends Store today at Sang Run State Park. Meshach Browning was there, Native Americans had an encampment nearby, and the Friend family has quite a significant history in the area.

Don’t forget! The primary election is June 26th, and early voting (Voting Centers open from 10:00am to 8:00pm) ends this Thursday. There are two centers to vote until then: Oakland Community Center and the Northern Outreach Center (in Grantsville).

Join us in welcoming a new advertiser Flipside Sounds! Flipside Sounds will be a new record and accessories shop located in Downtown Oakland with a planned opening in early July: “A music shop to rewind or fast forward into the wonders of vinyl records”. Flipside’s sister business, Sipside Lounge, has an estimated opening in October of this year.

Our water temperature gauge is working! The water temperature at the Northern end of the lake at surface is currently 74 degrees.

There’s just about a week left to sign-up for the Garrett College’s boater safety course on July 7th. There’s pre-work required and this course usually fills up, so if you are interested call 301-387-3069 for more information or to register. Happy boating!

The Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBTC) bus is having some minor mechanical issues but, not to worry, the LBTC activities will still be held bus or no bus! No registration required; just show up with your little ones – the schedule is below:

Friendsville Town Park 9:30-11am
McHenry Apartments 1-2:30pm

Grantsville Senior Center 9:30-11am
Avilton Community Center 1-2:30pm

Bloomington Park 9:30-11am
Kitzmiller School Building 1-2:30pm

Glades Park in Oakland 9:30-11
Loch Lynn Church of God 1-2:30pm

Pleasant Valley Community Center 9:30-11
Crellin Church of the Brethren 1-2:30