The weather today is expected to be mostly cloudy and some scattered showers this afternoon; a high of 61 and a low of 49.
Congratulations to the DCT / GLAF contest winner JOAN S! Joan will receive two tickets to attend the GLAF performance of Alina Kiryayeva on Saturday, May 12. Thank you to all who entered our giveaway!
Uh oh! Maryland State Police are seeking assistance from the public relative to a burglary that occurred in Swanton. Unknown suspect(s) attempted to break into a residence off of Swanton Road between the hours of 8:30am and 5:15pm on May 3rd. Please contact the McHenry Barracks and speak to TFC. Whetzel if you have any information. Thanks.
There’s an experiential learning experience available at New Germany State park today, from 9:00am – 10:30am, weather permitting. Meet at the Native Plant Garden and learn the difference between weeds and wildflowers and why it is so important.
The Garrett County Chamber will be holding the next Business After Hours on Thursday, May 10th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Greene Turtle in McHenry.
May 12th will be Oakland Disney Day to celebrate and raise funds for 4-year old Bentley Blythe. There will be a parade through town starting at 3, Disney characters to interact with, Savage Road Band at the Mountain Fresh Farm Pavilion. Also, don’t forget about a spaghetti dinner at the Oakland Fire hall to also support Bentley.
Don’t forget Mom on Mother’s Day, which is this coming Sunday, May 13th. Check out our Area Dining Guide for some great ideas on where to treat Mom for a memorable meal. And, after that don’t forget to check out our Dining Specials. Our advertisers offer some great weekday specials that change from time to time.
Did you know the outdoor recreation economy in Maryland already generates 109,000 direct jobs, $14 billion in consumer spending, $4.4 billion in wages and salaries, and $951 million in state and local tax revenue? The Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission is active and will likely be coming to Garrett County in the future. We’ll keep you posted.
Need help with your PC/laptop? Garrett College is offering a continuing education course on May 14th and 21st to provide help on maintenance, virus protection and troubleshooting. You can even bring in your own laptop. Call 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.
WalletHub just released another cool study. This one is on diversity in US cities. A few at the top are in Maryland and the researchers used a number of diversity factors including income, occupation, industry and education to rank cities. Interesting stuff for us Garrett Countians and fellow Marylanders.