Monday June 22

Some spotty storms over the weekend, but pretty much a nice weekend. Today we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4:00 pm and a slight chance after 8:00 pm.  The high will be near 78 degrees and the low will be around 63.  Looks like the late afternoon is the best time to plan an outdoor activity.

I hope all the dad’s out there had a great day yesterday.  I sure did. My own dad passed away in 1983, and was a great guy and wonderful father that I miss to this day. So, here’s a shout-out to all the great dad’s that are important in so many ways to their families and our community.

And, speaking of dads, I erroneously put Bob Boal’s name as author for this month’s Cover Story instead of his son Brian. They are both great fellows and great accountants, but my fault for the screw-up name-wise.  You can check out the article, with some important, timely tax advice, here.

Moving on to the moms in our community, here’s a great photo (and video) of one with her four cubs (one is hidden in the photo) taken by Rich Heironimus near Heron Cove off of Paradise Point Road.  Thanks for submitting the photo and also a video Rich!

Rich Heironimus 6-21-20

Mama Bear and Her Cubs

Here’s a link to a COVID-19- related communication from the Maryland State Department of Education.  It covers the list of 13 things local school systems must do in order to be ready to open in the fall.  And, if you scroll down, you will see a piece on two student investment teams at Southern High School that placed first and third in the state of Maryland Stock Market Game Competition.  Impressive and congratulations to those students and their advisors!

The Garrett County Health Department is now offering no-cost “Drive-Through” COVID-19 (swab) testing for non-symptomatic persons (not exhibiting synptoms of COVID-19).  The first community clinic will be held at Northern Middle School in Accident on June 26th, rain or shine, from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. Here’s more information for you.

A hearty and well-deserved congratulations to Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) as it celebrates its 70th anniversary! The history of the hospital dates back to 1946, when George W. Loar, a resident of Oakland, left the town $135,000 in his will to be used for the construction of a county hospital. On May 15, 1950, Garrett County Memorial Hospital officially opened its doors. Today, GRMC has grown into an award winning, progressive, Joint Commission accredited acute care facility with 55 inpatient beds and a plethora of outpatient services.  CONGRATULATIONS and thanks for all you do for the community!!! Check out this early photo of the hospital:

GRMC 70th anniversary

GRMC 1950

In case you were wondering, today is national chocolate eclair day, national onion rings day, and as my kitties just reminded me, national bring your cat to work day! Meow.

Have a great Monday folks…


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