Monday April 9

Apr 9, 2018

#StillWinter

New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible today and into the early evening. A high temperature of 36 and a low of 28.

I had a great time at the Garrett lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) production of Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble Saturday evening.  Great musicians and amazing dancing. The opening act by historian Al Feldstein portraying John Garrett was also great.

Girl Scout Troop #10070 also enjoyed Footworks! In the morning, the group attended workshops to learn about dance steps, rhythm and about Appalachian and Irish heritage in the Garrett County area. Then, the girls were able to attend the Footworks performance that evening with their families. Girl Scout Troop ##10070 at Footworks

 

Tomorrow at 9:00am is one of two informational sessions to be held to review “Improving our Worker Pool” hosted at the Casselman Inn.

The Allegany Arts Council has a great event schedule this month in support of their Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition. They have designated April as “photography month” and even have a show on works by famed photographer A. Aubrey Bodine.

The Maryland Environmental Trust is offering a one-day volunteer training session for individuals interested in helping to monitor state conservation easements. The training session will be held 6:00pm to 8:00pm on April 17th at the Trust’s HQ in Crownsville.

Are you a small or medium size business owner? Did you know that, according to the National Cyber Alliance, more than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses? Nearly 50 percent of small businesses have been hacked and, of those, as many as 60 percent go out of business after six months. There’s a free in-person/webinar on cyber security on April 25th.  Looks like a strong agenda.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be presenting an evening of history and dinner on May 5th at 5:00pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Oakland. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from Sherry Georg (301.746.8357) or Denise Shay (301.334.1638).

The Ruth Enlow Library will host a discussion of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City on Monday, May 7th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Oakland Library. This is a very interesting book on the intersection of poverty and profit. To register for this program, contact Bonnie at 301.334.3996 extension 0117 or bonnie@relib.net

Maryland is the first state in the country to regulate political ads on social media sites. A bill approved by the General Assembly late Thursday would require social media platforms to track all political ads, keep copies of them and record which users are being targeted.

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