Thursday, August 23

Yesterday turned into a really nice day.  Today’s weather will be sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 54.

The Maryland Workforce Legal Services Division of the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. will be holding office hours in the Garrett College Southern Outreach Center/Oakland Armory Building on eighth street today from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

We are very sorry to report the passing of former long-time Oakland mayor Asa McCain. Our condolences to his family and friends.

You can take a free guided-hike today with a naturalist from the Discovery Center to the old Brant Mine. There is moderate walking involved and the hike goes from 10:00am – 11:45am.

It’s meatloaf night at Penn Alps in Grantsville. Check out other dining specials at the Deep Creek Times Dining Guide.

O Solo Mio! I am just practicing for the karaoke feature at the Black Bear Tavern this evening. You can sing your heart out with DJ Dubya from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.

The Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County recently approved three new School Resource Officers (SRO’s) for the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department. The new SRO positions will bring the total to six SRO’s serving the Garrett County Public Schools.

The Oakland Arts and Entertainment district will be hosting a “Speakeasy” at an undisclosed location on Saturday. There will be entertainment, food, beverages, etc. Go to for information. I think this is a great, fun idea and apparently popular, as it is sold out with a wait list (you can add your name).

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a unique opportunity for a dozen women to take to the field September 28th – 30th for a fun weekend of sporting clays, a shotgun skills clinic and an optional upland bird hunt.

The Civic Club of Oakland is sponsoring a bus trip – open to all – to the huge Christmas Show in Harrisburg on November 29th.  It is a bit difficult for me to think Christmas and snow in August, but for all you planners, this looks like a fun trip.  Disclosure: My wife Jean is the president of the Civic Club and yes, I am absolutely trying to earn some brownie points here! If you see her, please tell her that her caring, thoughtful, wonderful husband put this in today’s Daily Notes. Thanks!

Kyra Tramontana shared a few awesome photos and videos with us: Here is a paddle board adventure on Deep Creek Lake!

Kyra Tramontana at Deep Creek Lake, MD