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Nice weekend in between some showers/thunderstorms, but overall nice and lots of boats on the lake. Today we start with some patchy fog before 9:00 am, then we will have sunny skies and a high around 77 degrees, with a low around 58.

Went back to the CARC for the first time in three months Sunday.  I had a great swim and it looks like they took some good steps in response to COVID-19.  So glad they are back open!

Here’s a link to a message and update from  Karen B. Salmon of the State Board of Education. It covers COVID-19-related efforts and has embedded links to other information as well.  Check it out if you have kids or grandkids in K-12.

Garrett Regional Medical Center recently welcomed H. John Park, MD to the medical staff. Dr. Park is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement, arthroscopy, cartilage restorations, sports injuries, and trauma. He has practiced for over 35 years in medical centers across the country, most recently at Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma, Alabama. Welcome Dr. Park.

Don’t forget that Power of Possibilities (POP) is on for Tuesday morning.  Sarah and I were founders of POP and really believe in it.  Though we have not been involved with it relative to organization and content for a few years, we try to spread the word because entrepreneurship is so important to our local economy.  To find out more or to sign up for this year’s free, virtual event, please contact Cristey Kordyban at cristey.kordyban@garrettcollege.edu .

Also scheduled for Tuesday is the second of four Deep Creek Lake hydrilla herbicide treatments. Treatment is always subject to change due to weather conditions. During the treatment process, boaters are asked to stay clear of the treatment boat while it is underway so that the proper dosage of herbicide can be administered. Once applied, there are no recreational restrictions associated with the herbicide.

We’ve had a few inquiries about the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club annual boat parade.  It is a “go” and is planned for this Friday at 7:00 pm.  Boats will leave from McHenry cove and will wind-up at Dutch’s.  For more information you can go here.  FYI, I will be there but you won’t be seeing me, as I am trying out my new submarine.  Go LIONS!

Here’s my three wishes for the rest of the season (and year) in the Deep Creek Lake area:

  1. That locals treat tourists with the respect they deserve and that service providers go out of their way to make tourists feel welcome and “at home” during their stay
  2. That tourists treat locals, especially our front-line retail and food service workers with respect and appreciation
  3. That everyone, including business owners, managers, workers, locals and visiitors take personal responsibility for stopping the spread of coronavirus and keeping each other safe and healthy

As news over the weekend turned to renewed intererest in closures and new precautions under consideration or enacted due to the recent “surge” in COVID-19 cases in some areas of the US (I am not talking about Garrett County) I thought I would include this interesting graph that provides a global perspective.  I’ll let our readers draw your own conclusions from the data as presented.  I thought it was interesting.

Chartr Coronavirus Global Perspecitve

Rolling Average of New Coronavirus Cases Globally

Have a great Monday folks!

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