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Cloudy, then clearing this afternoon; a high of 66 degrees and a low of 51 degrees. Winds could gust up to 45 mph.

You can bring your own needlework – whether it’s knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, or lap quilting and join others for two hours of relaxation and fun at the Oakland library today from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

The Chamber is hosting a Business After Hours this evening at the Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Garrett College, in coordination with the University of Maryland Extension, is sponsoring a one-session course, Edible Landscaping, at the college’s Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville. The class will be held on Thursday, April 19th, 1:00 – 3:00pm.  Call 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

You may have new neighbors soon!  Now is the time when black bears emerge from their dens. After hibernating for a few months, they are hungry and can be attracted to human food so please take precautions. There is a bear family that we have already seen out on Lakeshore Drive this year.

Always a great event, the 16th annual Taste of Garrett will be held on Sunday, May 6th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at WISP Resort. Patrons can sample a variety of food offerings prepared by their favorite local eateries. All proceeds benefit Garrett Trails, a non-profit engaged in supporting the great trail network in Garrett County. New this year will be craft beers!

According to a recent study, 22% of Americans would switch political parties for a tax-free future. 37% would move to a different country and 24% would get an “IRS” tattoo in exchange for no taxes.

The lake is not too cold for this puppy.  This photo, submitted by Keith and Sara B. of their dog Autumn, is a harbinger of things to come for us humans (after the lake warms up another 30+ degrees).

Puppy in Deep Creek Lake, MD