Thursday December 31

Happy New Year’s Eve!

The weather today will be snow showers before 11am, then rain and snow showers likely. High near 35 and a low around 26. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

This week the Garrett County Health Department and Garrett Regional Medical Center ramped up their COVID-19 vaccination distribution as additional vaccine shipments reached the county. Following CDC recommendations, Garrett County’s frontline health care workers are the first ones receiving their first of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccinations.

For Garrett County, there is a currently reported total of 1,439 COVID-19 cases and a total of 46 deaths due to COVID-19 or its complications.

Free COVID-19 testing will continue today at the MEDCO Building in the McHenry Business Park.

Note that Maryland Governor Hogan’s current COVID-19 orders do not allow any dine-in foodservice after 10pm – no exceptions were made for the holiday.

Pine Lodge Steakhouse has an exciting specialty menu this weekend (beginning today at 4pm).

Nearby Alpine Lake Resort is offering two dinner specials for the holiday. Tonight is a prime rib, salad, two sides, and dessert for $26. Dine-in or to-go. Tomorrow is a New Year’s Day brunch for $15 (dine-in only).

A 2021 reading challenge is being offered by the Ruth Enlow Library. Check out this log for “challenges” such as reading a book with a green cover and a book with a three-word title. It looks fun!

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