Thursday April 23

The weather for today will be rain, mainly after 2pm. High near 54 and a low around 46. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Today’s post seems loaded with gratitude! It’s a good day to pause and appreciate everything — we hope you all had a great Earth Day!

DCL is the BEST corner of this earth in my opinion!

Here’s a great photo showing our “Hailstorm Meets Spring” at the lake that was taken on Tuesday thanks to Jim Chason. Thanks for submitting Jim.

Hail Storm at Deep Creek Lake, MD by Jim C.

Did you participate in the “drive-thru thank you” parade that was held last evening for the frontline at GRMC? It was sort of an impromptu event organized by Mr. Chuck Nolan. Thank you, Chuck, thank you, to those who participated and, thank you, to the staff at the hospital going above and beyond.

Garrett County Public Schools would like to remind parents and families that applications for free and reduced meals are accepted at any time throughout the school year. If your income has been affected by the current circumstances with COVID-19, please fill out a meal benefit form and submit it to the Food and Nutrition Services office. Thanks to each of the teachers and staff for doing their best to help our kids through this crisis!

We’ve mentioned it before but all questions and local offers of donations related to COVID-19 should go to where Garrett County Community Action is coordinating all local contributions such as homemade face coverings, food assistance, volunteer sign-ups, and cash donations.
  • Friendsville Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Saturday, April 25th & May 2nd, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Bloomington Volunteer Fire Department, Friday, April 24th & May 1st, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Accident Volunteer Fire Department, Wednesday, April 29th & May 6th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Southern Rescue Squad, Thursday, April 30th, and Saturday, May 2nd, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Eastern Garrett Volunteer Fire Department, Tuesday, April 28th & May 5th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(Please check the Portal for contact information, a list of requested food donations, and future donation specifics.)
“The outpouring of support from our community has been truly inspiring,” said Courtni Helmick, Family Self-Sufficiency Manager at Community Actionf. “Times are certainly a little scary because there is so much unknown, but that has not stopped Garrett County! The portal is a wonderful tool to get the entire community involved…”
The Health Department has launched another survey to drive change and help them understand the needs of our community.

Here’s a great photo of a nesting Bald Eagle at Deep Creek Lake that was submitted by Vince Zello. (This was taken just recently!) Thanks Vince.

Bald Eagle Eagle at Deep Creek Lake, MD from Vince Zello

What an amazing sight; grace and beauty!

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