Thursday February 28

The weather for today will be partly sunny, with a high near 37 and a low around 24. Snow likely, mainly between 1am and 5am. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Super Secret Tip for Readers: Be sure to keep a look-out in upcoming Daily Notes columns for announcements on some nice giveaways of activities at the Wisp. We have procured some nice vouchers for snow tubing, mountain coaster rides and other attractions. We will be running a simple contest to determine winners.  Stay tuned.

Need some tech help for your PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone?  The Grantsville branch of the Ruth Enlow Library is offering free help this afternoon from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Here’s the scoop! 

Did you know that each year the average American household spends $2,279 on real-estate property taxes plus another $440 for residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes.  Well, now you know.  Wonder where Maryland (or another state) falls on the spectrum?  Here’s a research report by WalletHub that has the answers for you. Hint: Maryland is neither among the highest nor the lowest…

It’s Team Trivia Night this evening at Mountain State Brewing Company from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Check this link out for more information.

This sounds interesting: Garrett College’s Continuing Education division is offering Local Wild, Edible & Medicinal Plants by the Season on March 5th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Northern Outreach center in Grantsville. You will learn how to identify, harvest and prepare local, wild edible and medical plants by focusing on what is available in each season.  Common poisonous plants and proper foraging practices will also be discussed.  Call 301.387.3069 for more information and to register.

Since this is the last day of February, I thought I would leave you with a few bits of trivia.  First, February 1865 was the only month in recorded history without a recorded full moon. I am guessing werewolves were bummed.  Second, in 1827 the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was incorporated. It was the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight. And, Garrett County has our own B&O Railroad Museum right in downtown Oakland.

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