Thursday August 30

Yesterday was a really nice day at the lake. Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening before 10pm and patchy dense fog after midnight. A low around 63.

Ready for some football? There will be a non-competitive, pick-up game of soccer at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek State Park from 9:30am – 11:00am this morning.  Hurry up and join on in.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the state’s 2018-2019 early migratory game bird hunting seasons.

You can bring your needlework – whether it’s knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, or lap quilting, and join others for two hours of relaxation and fun at the Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library today from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

Hey there, want to get mugged? Check out the Greene Turtle Mug Club this evening from 5:00pm – 7:00pm At their McHenry location. Interesting and successful concept!

The Deep Creek Wedding and the Garrett County Wedding Professionals recently made a $500 donation to the GEMS organization as a portion of proceeds from their jointly held Belle Soirée event. GEMS is a mentoring program to benefit 7th-grade girls where mentors meet students weekly at both County middle schools.

Dam it! Or, actually un-dam it! The NOAA Restoration Center has been studying the physical and biological effects of dam removals to understand and be able to predict what will happen to an area when a dam is removed. Though our readers might find this of interest.

A new book is on shelves by Garrett County resident Nathan Sorber. In Land-Grant Colleges and Popular Revolt Sorber uncovers the intersection of class interest and economic context, and its influence on the origins, development, and standardization of land-grant colleges.

This is not in Garrett County but looks very interesting and worth the drive or stop on the way back downstate. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend an open house from 11:00am to 4:00pm September 9th at the Woodmont Lodge in Washington County. There will be tours of the 18,785 square foot lodge, programs on conservation, biking/hiking trails and even a “scales and tails” program.

This great action video submitted by correspondent Jamie S. makes me want to learn how to wakeboard! Very cool!