Yesterday was another nice day at the lake. I washed my car over the weekend and due to the weather and a little luck, it is still clean as I write this Wednesday! Today’s weather will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms all day. Cloudy, with a high near 62 and a low around 53.

It’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Garrett County Department of Social Services, along with a number of local sponsoring organizations, is active helping protect those that cannot protect themselves. Here’s a photo of Sherri Heldreth and Max Hill of DSS spreading the word at their display table at the county Jobs Fair yesterday. Thanks folks.

Department of Social Services at the Garrett College Job Fair

Garrett County residents and visitors have access to five public beaches as well as two recreational water attractions. The Garrett County Health Department conducts two monitoring programs to ensure safe recreational environments and to advise the public of any unsafe swimming conditions (which rarely occur here).

Registration is now open for Summer session courses at Garrett College. A total of 23 courses are being offered this summer, with 17 of these courses being online. The remaining six courses will be held on the College’s main campus. All courses are open to current and future Garrett College students as well as students that attend other institutions and that may be “home” for the summer. A great way to accelerate progress towards a degree at a low cost.

Fill it out! A survey is being conducted by the Garrett County Health Department with the Garrett County Local Management Board, Garrett County Behavioral Health Authority, Mountain Laurel Medical Center, and Garrett Regional Medical Center. The results of the survey will help determine the prioritization of the next Garrett County Community Health Improvement Plan.

It’s Music Express Karaoke Night at Black Bear Tavern this evening starting at 8:00 pm.

A great cause: Mark your calendars for dinner at Dutch’s this Sunday, April 28th! From 11:30 am – 9:00 pm, a portion of sales will be donated to the Dove Center! $5 appetizers available, in addition to their regular menu items! Here’s a link to the Dove Center website.  Check it out to learn more about their work and services.

As you know, I like to share studies and information that provides insight into our world here at the lake and beyond.  I have been hearing that the real estate market around the lake is doing very well these days and thought I would share this broader study from WalletHub on real estate agents, and specifically, the attractiveness of their profession in various locations throughout the country. Some interesting and even surprising results.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will undertake restoration projects at lakes throughout Maryland under the new State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, which provides $1 million for each of the next three years to improve state-owned lakes.

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