Thursday June 20

The weather today will be cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 57. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 10am with some of the storms producing a heavy rain.

Here’s a photo I captured on the way home last night. It had been raining off and on all evening but the moon peeking out from behind some pretty awesome clouds caught my eye off to the left. I thought I would be able to catch it on the hill behind Wal-Mart (hey, what are you gonna do!) but there were trees in the way of my view. So, I did a bit of moon-chasing and worked my way over to Memorial Drive and the old Armory and here’s what I got with my phone. I think it looks like a painting!

Waning Gibbous Moon in Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Maryland MVA is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology on 20 MDOT MVA fleet vehicles and two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicles. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates.

University of Maryland is working to save the state’s dying bees but asks for your help. You don’t have to be an expert to help — “Plant a garden, plant a pollinator garden. Buy local honey and don’t use herbicides and pesticides,” said a researcher.

The Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake is having its General Membership meeting this Saturday, Jun 22nd at Garrett Eight Cinemas. Breakfast and greetings begin at 8:00am. Here is the agenda including the planned guests.

The Garrett County Government Fiscal Year 2020 approved budget has been posted in full to the County website.

The Town of Oakland has shared they are in need of volunteers each night of the Little Yough concerts. You can volunteer as an individual, a family or a business. Your business may use one of the tables to promote your business, wear your business shirts, have a giveaway, etc. Please contact Michelle Ross if you’re interested.

A hydraulic cantilever boat lift was recently listed in our online marketplace under “Docks”. Take a look!

Reserve your ticket for the FREE U.S. Airforce band Airmen of Note performance next Wednesday beginning at 6:00pm.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce invites all Chamber members to the next Marketing Roundtable event on July 10, 2019 at 11 am which will feature Maryland Department of Natural Resources representatives giving an overview of Garrett County’s newest state parks: Sang Run and Wolf Den. To register, click here to reserve your spot.

June is National Safety Month and SafeWise is joining thousands of organizations nationwide in educating the public on how to reduce the leading causes of injury in our homes and communities. Household accidents make up 75% of unintentional injury deaths. West Virginia, New Mexico, and Wisconsin have the highest overall death rates due to accidental household injury. Maryland, California, and New York have the lowest.

The report highlights the following:

1. Poisoning.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 25-64 (includes opioids & other prescription drugs, illicit drugs, alcohol and household chemicals/gases).
2. Falling.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 65+ (does not include falling objects)
3. Choking.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 0 months-4 years (includes choking and accidental suffocation)
4. Drowning.
Most Vulnerable Ages: 1-4 years (includes non-boat related drowning accidents)
5. Fires or Burns
Most Vulnerable Ages: 5-9 years (includes injury from burns and fire-related injuries such as smoke inhalation

Stay safe and we will talk with you tomorrow!

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