Thursday July 11

The weather for today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 78 and a low of 63. A chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms most of the day.

Here’s a great photo of life at the Lake from Eric Tatum:

Eric Tatum Hammocking at Deep Creek Lake, MD

An Opportunity Youth Community Engagement Forum will be held (for adults 16-24 who are not in school nor employed) today, July 11th, from 1 to 2:30 PM at the Senior Center in Grantsville.

The Deep Creek Lake Fire Tower is open today from 1:00pm-3:00pm for self-guided hikes.

Auditions for the next Our Town Theatre children’s show will be held tonight and tomorrow from 5-7 pm at the theatre! Production dates are July 18-20. Anyone who will be in grades kindergarten-12 in the 2019-2020 school year is invited to participate! Auditions are very informal and no materials are needed.

Enjoy an evening under the stars watching the original Little Mermaid tonight; beginning at dusk at the Oakland Mountain Fresh Pavilion.

There is a new hot tub listed for sale in our Online Marketplace (under “Hot Tubs”):

The kids at Camp Caring (a camp for students with disabilities held this week at Southern Middle School) got to see a demonstration by Maryland Trooper 5 helicopter and other fire and EMS providers. I saw Troper 5 fly overhead in Oakland yesterday… pretty cool.

The Garrett County Government has entered into an agreement with Maryland Environmental Service (MES) to operate the County’s water and wastewater treatment plants as of August 5, 2019. This will reduce the County’s labor force by thirteen positions; however, any affected employees will have the opportunity to apply with preferential consideration for similar positions with MES, or to apply for other positions that may be open within the County or throughout MES’ extensive area-wide operations.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps (for young adults ages 17-25) for training in extensive conservation, environmental, and natural resources management projects across the state. The department seeks to hire 35 full-time members who will work on seven teams for an 11-month period, beginning in late September 2019.

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