Thursday January 20

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Little or no additional snow accumulation—cooler with highs around 20 and a low of 2. Northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

The White House is to make 400 million N95 masks available for free. Do you know the difference between the N95 and the KN95 respirators? The N95 is approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, which regulates masks in the United States while the KN95 is made to meet Chinese standards, and isn’t NIOSH-approved.

An amazing photo of Deep Creek Lake, MD sent in by reader Carol Wills:

Carol Wills at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Oakland Library will be having Needlework today at 1:00 PM. Bring your own needlework projects to work on with fellow crafters!

Join the National Farmers’ Resource Workshop today at 2:00 PM. Please register at to receive Zoom Meeting information.

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!

Check out the special winter presentation series of ‘Out of the Woods’ that showcases presenters from the second Southern Syrup Research Symposium, unfortunately, canceled due to COVID-19.

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