Thursday December 16

Dec 16, 2021

The weather will be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain in the morning. It will then be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon—highs in the upper 50s and a low of 39—Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 50 %.

The Southern Garrett Band Boosters and band members will be wrapping gifts in the old Jan’s Florist building from 10-2 on Saturday, Dec 18 (in Downtown Oakland). There is no set price the work is by donation only.

Would you like to brighten someone’s day this holiday season? The Dove Center is selling and delivering beautiful, 10-inch poinsettias. For a $50 donation: one 10 inch poinsettia with a card, delivered or a $100 or higher donation: one 10 inch poinsettia delivered by our own personal elf, Sparkles. Sparkles will arrive in costume and brighten the recipient’s day. Tomorrow is the last day for deliveries (within a 20 mile radius of McHenry) so order soon!

Our neighbors in West Virginia are holding a “Kentucky Donation Drive” — you can make a monetary donation online or help by “filling the trailer” with donations that will be taken directly to Graves, Kentucky. Drop off Locations are Pizza Pro in Bruceton will be a designated drop off location during business hours, Prodigi in Hazelton will be open for drop off Monday-Friday 8am-5pm or the Markleysburg VFD on December 19th from 1-4pm and December 28th from 5-7pm.

Maryland State Department of Housing and Community Development has Emergency Rental Assistance funds available – click the graphic for more:

Come tell Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick what’s on your wish list this Thursday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at The Greene Turtle. Hot chocolate for the kiddos (and the adults! 😉) will be served, along with our awesome food.

Children are invited to join the Learning Beyond the Classroom today at Loch Lynn Church of God from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Every Thursday is Happy Hour at Alpine Lake Resort. Half-off apps and $1.00 off draft beer from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Catch Paul Burger and Friends in the Lakers Lounge tonight at 6:00 PM.

Thursday Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Co. continues! Trivia starts at 6:30 PM, and house prizes are awarded for first, second & third places!