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Great day yesterday! Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees and a southeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Get outside and enjoy this great weather while it lasts!

I heard yesterday that the Garrett County Health Department is currently working on plans for community flu vaccine clinics beginning in early October. There will be several clinics in Oakland and Grantsville over the next few months, starting in October.  We’ll keep you informed here when we know more.

Had our Deep Creek Lake Lions Club meeting last evening outside at Lions Park on Bumble Bee next to HART for animals. In case you are not familiar with it, we have a nice doggie run, trails, picknic tables, etc. We are always looking for new members, so ping me at info@deepcreektimes.com if you might be interested.  Very laid back group of great people that does some really good work in our community.

We are honored to have Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake as an advertiser on this site. They do tremendous work for the lake and community and deserve our support as they advocate on behalf of the property owners of the Deep Creek Lake area.  To accomplish this, they strive to promote, preserve and protect the quality of life, environment, recreational opportunities, historic sites, and historic areas on Deep Creek Lake and in its watershed. The semi-annual membership meeting will be virtual on September 19th. Click here to learn more about joining.

Don’t forget that the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is today at the pavilion in downtown Oakland from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Still good fruits and veggies available.

After a successful first visit, Lebanese Taverna is coming back again to the Deep Creek Lake area this week.  They are a very well regarded restaurant group in the DC area and their food is really great.  Order ASAP today and they will be delivering tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon at 2:00 pm at the Garrett 8 Cinema parking lot.  Here’s the scoop and order link.

On Friday, September 11th, Wreaths Across America calls for every American to stand outside and wave a flag for one minute at 8:46AM, 9:03 AM, 9:37AM and 10:03AM (those are the times of the four impacts (World Trade Center towers, Pentagon, Shanksville, Pa, which is not that far from Deep Creek Lake. I am not personally familiar with their site, but it seems appropriate based not only the lives lost on 9/11/2001, but also as a show of national unity during these trying times.

Speaking of trying times, the Garrett County Health Department received positive COVID-19 results for one additional person yesterday, bringing the current county total positives to 65. The new positive COVID-19 case is a female in her 20s who has symptoms and is isolating at home. There are currently two persons isolating in Garrett County due to COVID-19 positive tests.

Here’s something different for you: A Brief History of the Census – 1790 -2020 will be onlin of September 15 at 2:00 pm. Census history is American history and our data tells the story of our nation. This online presentation looks at the history of the Census Bureau and traces its development over 230 years. It also discusses the fascinating people and technologies that changed the way we collect and process information.  Learn moreand how to sign-up here.

A “Walking Take Back” Event (for prescription drugs) will be held on Wednesday, September 16th, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Farmers Market at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in Oakland. If you can’t make it to the Walking Take Back Event, medication disposal drop boxes are located at the Oakland Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police Barrack in McHenry, and at the Oakland City Hall. If you can’t make it to the Walking Take Back Event, medication disposal drop boxes are located at the Oakland Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police Barrack in McHenry, and at the Oakland City Hall.  For more information call 301.334.7730 or 301.895.3111.