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The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 80 and a low around 63. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. West wind 6 to 8 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Mike’s wife, Jean, is the President of the Civic Club of Oakland and they have this message to share:  “Some UN-happy news…We have cancelled the Antique & Maker Market this year. We know it is an Autumn Glory tradition for many people but we had to make the safety of our visitors, vendors and members a priority. This event is our main fundraiser. All of the money we raise goes back to local non-profits. If you would like to donate to this cause, visit our web site and click on the ‘donate now’ button https://civicclubofoaklandmd.com/about-us. Any funds donated this way will be earmarked for non-profit donations. Thank you for your understanding and support. See you next year!”

Also, the Garrett County Festival of Trees planning committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Festival of Trees. Please follow their Facebook page for updates and ways to donate to keep the festival going. I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the return of the festival on November 26 and 27, 2021.

Not all is cancelled — Skyhoundz is back!! This weekend the Skyhoundz Disc Dog Competition takes place at the Lion’s Club Ball Field next to the HART Animal Center on Saturday, July 25 from 9am – 4pm. You can learn tricks of your own with your pup Friday, July 24 at 4:30 for a $5 donation! Please remember social distancing!

There are no specific plans for school reopening just yet…. Superintendent of Maryland Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, announced that MSDE will extend flexibility to local school systems to determine re-openings while instituting guardrails and protocols for in-person instruction.

The Garrett County Health Department received a positive COVID-19 result for one additional person yesterday, bringing the current county total to 35.

Funds remain available in the Garrett County COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant program and the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Grant program.

Have you completed the 2020 Census? Take a few minutes and save a visit, please!

There are a few more items that have had the price lowered in our online marketplace. Treat yo’self! 😊

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