Monday September 17

Well, we had some misty days this weekend and the remnants of Florence have not reached us yet. Today’s weather will be rain with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. High near 71 and low around 65. East wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…

Consider having Coffee with a Cop this morning at the Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library from 11:00am – Noon. This is an opportunity to have a casual chat and ask questions with two police officers. Nice idea.

RewardExpert just released the results of their study of top school systems by region and Garrett County was ranked fourth in the Northeast according to their methodology, which included graduation rates and other factors.

The public is invited to attend the Ruth Enlow Library Board of Trustees meeting this evening from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Kitzmiller branch.

There are a few new businesses coming to the County — see more on our Whats New Around Town page.

A United Way Sponsors a report, ALICE, that details out Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed information. Of Maryland’s 2,192,996 households, about 10 percent earn below the federal poverty level of $11,880 for a single adult and $24,300 for a family of four. But far more, 28 percent, or 616,398 households, are defined by the United Way as living below the ALICE threshold.

Here’s something outdoors and different: Why not attend the Northern High School girl’s soccer team hosting Allegany this evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Cheer on our local students and don’t forget your poncho!

Real estate website Zillow suggests 12 tasks for homeowners to tackle before Fall arrives.

The 10th annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Exhibition and Competition begins on September 24th.  This even draws some really talented artists to the area, with some nice accompanying events.

The 45th annual Antiques, Maker and Collectible Show and Civic Club Café and Bake Sale is a “go” for Autumn Glory Weekend at the old Oakland Armory. Due to a SNAFU with the printed Autumn Glory program this event was left off. Hours for the event are Autumn Glory Friday and Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Always a fun event and the food and baked goods are homemade.

There were approximately 400 people in attendance at the Baldwin Dedication Ceremony in Oakland this past Saturday in Oakland.

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