Thursday June 21

Yesterday was rainy a good part of the day or there were pockets of sun depending on what part of the county you were in; today will be a slight chance of showers with a high near 73 and a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Be careful on Route 219 near the 219 bridge this morning; it seems they are still cleaning up from a box truck and a tractor trailer collision; both drivers are doing ok.

Hurry-up and get ready! You can take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine this morning at 10:00am. The hike begins in the center of the newly-designed mine room at the Discovery Center. The hike is approximately 1 3/4 hour. Moderate walking.

Congratulations to Oakland’s Dave Bruffy who won a prestigious national professional award recently: the CTAA 2018 Transit Manager of the Year. Way to go Dave!

Our friends the next county over at the Allegany Arts Council are looking for paid teachers for their summer arts camp.  They offer a week-long art camp to kids around the area–lasting from 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday. Email Samantha at or call 301.777.2787 for more information.

Speaking of the Allegany Arts Council, they are hosting their 10th annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition on September 24th – 29th and they are looking for host families to house the artists. My wife and I (Mike) are hosting again this year and have done it in past years and have met really nice, interesting, and talented artists. Call the Allegany Arts Council at 301.777.2787 for more information.

Meet my twin brother today at the Discovery Center! Smokey Bear (OK, he’s a lot better looking than me) will be there from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Wendy, of Wendy’s Towne Restaurant in Oakland, has announced she will be stepping back and out of the business as of July 31 and her employees will be opening the new Third Street Diner in August.

There is a documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being screened at Cottrill’s Opera House in Davis, WV this evening at 6:30pm. Just a few miles from Deep Creek Lake.

This sounds fishy to me! Largemouth and smallmouth bass are most active in the early morning hours, which is the best time to be out on the lake due to boat traffic later on in the day. The evenings also offer good shallow-water fishing. The Department of Natural Resources presents a complete fishing report online, including all areas of the state, on a regular basis.

As reported previously in our Daily Notes, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been monitoring water quality at Deep Creek Lake since 2009. They now have an interactive map and additional reports showing trends and current data for all sorts of water-quality measures.

Today is #NationalSelfieDay!

SMILE from your Deep Creek Times Team! 🙂

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