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The weather today will be snow showers likely with a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41 and a low around 26. West wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

The Garrett County Health Department has announced that Walgreens is the only location in Oakland that has the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (as of this week) — the only vaccine approved for 16 and 17 year-olds. Please direct questions to the GCHD or Walgreens.

I personally received my second dose vaccine this week. I’m doing well.

Walk-ins for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination will be accepted TODAY, April 22, at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Thanks to Dot Sisler for sharing the April snowfall at Deep Creek Lake, MD:

Register now for a Virtual Brunch & Learn. Several local organizations, including the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation, will give homeowners information on what agency they should visit to get their Deep Creek Lake questions answered.

Garrett College CEWD is offering a paddleboard class beginning tomorrow April 23rd – April 25th from 8am-5pm. For more information and to register, students should contact Terry at 301-387-3327 or email Although not required for class, you can get your very own paddleboard (or trampoline or boat) from our online marketplace.

How many DCT readers have wanted to get out on a road or mountain bike but have been too hesitant to try it? This is me in the video thumbnail below… my first-time mountain bike riding the Indian Turnip Trail (mostly) at Deep Creek Lake State Park. What a blast!

Watch a faster section at 6:38 below. Video courtesy of Pat O’Hammy: