Thursday July 29

The weather today will be increasing clouds with a high near 78 and a low of 61. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Patchy fog after midnight.

Do you have a project or art you’d like to enter in the fair? The premium book shows you all the entry categories that are available and then print an entry form and bring your project (and entry form) on entry day.

I know we have some talented photographers reading — here are the rules for photography exhibits (from page 150):

Rules and Regulations 1. MAXIMUM 10 PHOTOS PER EXHIBITOR 2. Photography entries must be permanently surface mounted (ex: dry mounted, doublesided tape, or glued) to white or colored poster board, outside mount measurement must be 11” x 14” only. 3. The minimum size of all prints is 5” x 7”; the maximum size is 8” x 12”. 4. Only one entry is allowed in each class. 5. Entries must be taken within the past year. 6. There will be no separation between prints made from film and digital photography in any class. 7. The name and address of the exhibitor should be placed on the back of the poster board. 8. Entries will be accepted by the superintendents based upon the exhibitor’s entry sheet; however, entries may not be judged if, at the judges’ discretion, they do not fall within the class entered. 9. Judging is based on composition and photographic techniques. 10. “Special Effects” is defined as a category to allow the exhibitor to apply any form of artistic expression to the photo to create a new, significantly – altered image based on the exhibitor’s photo. The original photo used in this proc

Dear Readers, let me know if you submit an entry (of any kind) so I can go see it!

The Maryland DNR has posted its fishing report for this week. “Freshwater biologists have been conducting the annual seining survey for smallmouth bass juvenile recruitment. Preliminary observations suggested an excellent hatch; however, the survey thus far has indicated below-average numbers. There appear to be some fish health issues that are impacting juvenile smallmouth in particular — staff is currently collecting samples of these fish to identify the cause. A detailed summary will be available following the conclusion of this survey. ”

The Garrett County Health Department has updated the public on the newest CDC recommendations for mask-wearing.

Garrett County is one of only four Maryland counties that saw a decrease in opioid deaths between 2019 and 2020. The decrease was from 6 to 5 deaths. “Even one overdose death is too many for our community,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “However, we are pleased that the hard work of all of our local partners to reduce stigma, provide treatment options and prevent overdose deaths is paying off.” See more numbers related to opioid overdoses here.

The Garrett County Health Department reminds parents of the required vaccines for school students.

It’s Cashmere Clothing Co’s “Christmas in July” special!

Fishing With The Naturalists at 10am today!

There is One-on-One Tech Help is in Oakland and Grantsville today. Make an appointment.

The Little Yough Family Flicks movie tonight is  Raya and The Last Dragon.


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