Thursday April 15

The weather today will be cloudy — a chance of showers — with a high near 47 and a low around 34. A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then rain and snow showers likely. West wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

The nearby Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath was recently named one of the “10 Best Recreational Trails” by USA Today. The towpath runs for 184.5 miles along the historic C&O Canal, once used by canal mules to tow boats along the waterway. This dirt and stone path makes it possible to walk, run, or bike between Georgetown and Cumberland, Maryland.

Here’s a virtual contest for students to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the C&O Canal National Historical Park: Winning projects will receive a scholarship from the park’s non-profit partner, the C&O Canal Trust. The Elementary/Intermediate Contest is open to all Grade 3-5 Classrooms. The Middle/High School Contest is open to all Grade 6-12 Students.

Learn about the Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program: 4-H provides a supportive and inclusive setting for all youth to reach their fullest potential in a diverse society and youth will learn beneficial and cognitive life skills. Garrett County 4-H clubs are located throughout the county and designed for youth ages 8-18 as well as Cloverbuds ages 5-7.

Are ya catchin’ anything? Anglers at Deep Creek Lake will see the walleye season open on April 16, with a daily limit of 5 fish per day. Many will be trolling Rapala type lures along deep rocky and grass edges. Drifting minnows down deep is also another popular way to fish for walleyes, with an added chance for large yellow perch and smallmouth bass. Floating docks are becoming more numerous each week and they provide great cover for largemouth bass to lurk in the shade…

Christopher Marwood sent us this sunset at Deep Creek Lake, MD:

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford has ruled out a run for governor. Kelly Schulz, the state’s commerce secretary, however, announces she will run for governor in 2022.

Place your order with Lebanese Taverna this week! I know I am getting baklava… yummm…. Orders close at 5pm today and DELIVERY will be to Deep Creek on Saturday.


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