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Sunday was rainy and everything is really green around the lake. Today will be showers with a high near 50 and a low around 38.New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

The Orioles are here at the lake.  No, not the baseball team, the birds.  Been putting out grape jelly and oranges and we had our first pair at our house on Saturday. They flew the coop (yes, that was witty) too fast for me to get a picture, but they are a sure sign summer is on the way!

Speaking of summer, the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club held their annual boat auction Saturday afternoon.  Good turnout and lots of boats sold, with some really good buys I think.  Here’s a photo of auctioneer Dana and club president Chris in action. Nice job folks!

Lions Boat Auction

The Garrett County Health Department joins the country in celebrating National Prevention Week this week. This observance is dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance abuse and the promotion of mental health and brings together individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities to celebrate the events and activities held throughout the year to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance abuse and mental disorders.

The Friends of Deep Creek Lake just issued their May newsletter and it includes some interesting history, thoughts, funding insight/opinion and even a call-to-action for all their constituents.  You can read it by clicking this link.

The Board of County Commissioners will conduct a Public Work Session today starting 5:30 pm on the Preliminary Garrett County Government Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budget. This meeting will be held at the Garrett County Courthouse in the Board of Garrett County Commissioners Public Meeting Room.  The public is invited to attend.

Get involved with Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF)!  They are holding an information session for potential volunteers this evening from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the home of Betty and Troy Ellington. I (Mike) have had the pleasure of serving on their board in the past and Mary, Andrew, Betty and the team do some great work bringing performing arts to our county, but they can’t do it alone. Stop by and chat, have a glass of wine and maybe you can help continue their great work.

We have two free tickets to give away to the Garrett County Celtic Festival. The festival will be held in Friendsville on June 1st and is a family-friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletes, Pipe & Drum bands, Clans, living history and educational presentations, Celtic Marketplace and many other activities. Check out the schedule of kid friendly events and then send us an email at and tell us the name of the monster children will learn about at 11:30 am.  We’ll draw a winner from the correct answers and let you know if you are the lucky one!