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Increasing clouds today; low temperature of 27 degrees and a high temperature of 37 degrees.

It’s Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Company in McHenry this evening, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Prizes are awarded.

According to AccuWeather a white Christmas (defined as having an inch or more of snow on the ground on December 25th) is possible for the Deep Creek area, but not likely. Well, there’s a chance…

The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling announced yesterday that the 2018 Residential Refuse Permits are available now. The 2017 permits will expire on December 31, 2017. The Permits utilize a radio frequency identification system (RFID) that allows the permit to be scanned for validity at each collection site.

Julie Westendorff has been named Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council, taking over that role in January 2018 from the retiring Chris Sloan. Best of luck to you both. The Allegany Arts Council does some great work, with lots of things to see and do this time of year.

Good news for small business owners: The Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation is streamlining the annual business filing process in Maryland by updating the paperwork all entities are required to file with the state.

Speaking of small businesses in Maryland, the “Open for Business’ strategy may be working based on some of the recent stats.

The Northern High School’s FFA members spent Saturday, December 16, 2017, laying Christmas wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery and touring the White House.

Northern Garrett High School in Deep Creek Lake

The members of AAUW-Garrett Branch are saddened by the recent loss of their long-time Treasurer and member of the Executive Officers, Linda May. Linda believed at the highest level in the power of education, especially STEM education and particularly for women. To honor her, AAUW-Garrett Branch has established a scholarship in her name. To make a contribution to the scholarship or for additional information, please contact Judy A. Carbone, President, AAUW-Garrett Branch, judy@corgi-cottage.com or 301-616-5036.

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