Well, we received about four inches of snow yesterday, then a few hours of sleet and some freezing rain on top of that. Lots of local organizations closed and cancelled events.  Today’s weather will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 41 and a low around 26. West wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Speaking of snow, one of 2018 contest winners, Chuck C., used his Wisp passes to hit the slopes this past weekend! Here’s a photo of him and his “gang” with smiles on their faces. Glad you all had a great time!

Deep Creek Times Contest Winners

Speaking of Skiing, Herrington Manor State Park reports good conditions on their cross county trails, with about four inches of fresh granular snow and sleet down. Rentals are available seven days a week when snow conditions are favorable. On weekdays, when the Lake House is closed, rentals are available at the Ranger Station. Rental hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. For more information and to confirm conditions and if they are open, call them at 301.334.9180.

You want Coffee? Books? Even More?  The Accident branch of the Ruth Enlow Library is hosting “Coffee, Books and More” this afternoon from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.  You will be able to relax with your fellow book lovers as the librarians and others share their latest reads. You just may discover a new favorite author or book.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be holding their February “Cocktails and Convos” event at MoonShadow this evening from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This is as an informal get together for members and guests to meet and chat. They will also be collecting recipes for their cookbook fundraiser, so be sure to bring your favorite recipe on an index card to share and maybe be included.

Sarah and I founded and co-directed the Power of Possibilities (POP) initiative for the county and Jodi McClintock has now taken over and run with it, with continued success. Dozens of small businesses have been formed and helped by the POP effort, that includes mentoring, workshops, business plan competitions and regular conferences among other components, all designed to help build entrepreneurial spirit and success in the county. Here’s a link to an article on Discount Duo, last year’s business plan competition winner. Good stuff.

It’s Team Trivia night this evening at Mountain State Brewing Company from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. House prizes are awarded for first, second & third places! Check it out and their great flatbread pizzas as well. 

There’s a Women’s Networking Happy Hour coming up on March 7th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Black Bear Tavern in McHenry.  The host is Terah Beitzel-Crawford and here is the evite with more information and registration details. It is open to all women. Sorry guys.

Here’s some research that is just a little bit different: With Mardi Gras coming up, the personal-finance website WalletHub was moved to determine the most and least sinful states (based on their criteria) and they released the report yesterday.  Well, here’s a shocker, Nevada is most sinful.  Wonder where Maryland (or another state) falls in the ranking? Here’s a link to the full report. They certainly utilized some interesting criteria and I will let our readers decide for themselves if they would structure the methodology differently. Happy reading.