Monday June 25

Today’s weather will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 and a low around 54.

Had to make a quick overnight trip down-state this weekend. Just got back to the lake-area as I write this and it is VERY good to be back. I am reminded why my wife Jean and I chose to live in Garrett County: beautiful scenery, friendly people and a much slower pace. Down-state has a lot going for it, but at this point in my life, I’ll take Garrett County any day!

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday in the board room at the central office, 40 S. Second St. The board will meet in executive session at 4:05 p.m. directly after public comment to discuss personnel matters and legal advice regarding carryover funding

Greater Oakland Business Association is looking for some additional volunteers to help out with the Little Yough Music Festival on July 13th and August 17th and 24th. If you can volunteer to hand out programs, sell 50/50 raffle tickets, etc. please let Michelle Ross at Town Hall know. She can be reached at 301.334.2691.

Did you hear that the 6th annual Garrett County Opry is coming to town this Friday, June 29th?  The Opry is sponsored by Community Action Committee, a local organization that does great things for those in need. The Opry runs from 6:00pm – 10:00pm-plus at Garrett College with a number of acts and all proceeds going to Meals on Wheels this year.

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club does some amazing things with the proceeds from their boat auction/race, fundraisers and other events.  Here’s a listing that gives a little insight that I thought worthwhile to share:Deep Creek Lions Club Fundraising Goals

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales has announced that their organization continues to expand; they have recently added several new agents to their company.

The Ruth Enlow Library invites all gamers to a Super Street Fighter II Turbo Tournament on July 9th, at 5:30pm. The tournament features RYU versus Ken, as well as 14 other fighters. Entry into the tournament, to be held at the Oakland branch, is free, and prizes will be awarded to the champions. The library will provide all gaming equipment. For more information, contact Thomas Vose at 301.334.3996 or

My wife Jean (second from left in the photo below) had some friends up this weekend for their annual “girls weekend.”  They had a great time, including a fun shopping trip to Schoolhouse Earth.  I don’t know who that fellow with the horns is next to my wife but I intend to find out!

Jean Tumbarello and Friends at Schoolhouse Earth in Deep Creek Lake, MD

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