Thursday June 28

Yesterday was rainy in the morning but it cleared into a pretty nice day. Today’s weather will be a chance of showers early and then partly sunny, with a high near 70 and a low around 60.

Get some exercise – with a view – this afternoon and also meet a celebrity!  Take a self-guided hike up to the historic Thayerville Fire Tower and get the opportunity to climb up the tower accompanied by a park ranger. You can also visit Smokey Bear at the Discovery Center before or after your hike.

Have fun and do good at the wings for young Bentley Blythe fundraiser this evening at Backbone Tavern. Music for adults and fun stuff for the kids.

Dr. Nicole Miller has been named the principal of Southern Garrett High School and will begin her appointment on July 1, 2018.

As someone (Mike) not originally from the Garrett County area, I love to learn about the history, places and people that helped make this great region what it is today.  Friends of Blackwater are giving a lecture this Sunday: Tucker County’s Immigrant History in nearby Thomas, WV from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.Tucker County Immigrants

There’s a “Pocket Park” movie this evening from 8:00pm – 11:00pm at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in Oakland. The film is Rock Dog!

This is different and a good value too: In celebration of Coney Days in Lonaconing, Dans Mountain State Park will be featuring a “Dollar Dip” at the pool on July 3rd. Adults pay only $1 per person and children five and under will get in free! The Dans Mountain Pool is just a few miles from Garrett County and the area’s only heated outdoor pool with a water slide.

Garrett College is offering a Maryland Boater Safety course at the college’s McHenry campus.  The session will be held Saturday, July 7th, from 8:30am to 5:00pm. This course provides the basic information one will need to boat safely and enjoy your time on the water and is required for those born after June 1, 1972.  Call 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

Did you know that about three out of four Americans recycle?  That’s great for the environment, but many of us are not following the rules according to the National Waste & Recycling Association.  Many of us mean well but include items that cannot be recycled or items contaminated with food, resulting in what the industry calls “wishcycling.”  Just thought I would share this public service message.

Speaking of recycling, here’s a shout-out to Bob Carney and the rest of the Deep Creek Real Estate crew that picked up trash yesterday on Glendale Road. Thanks folks.  It takes a village.

Deep Creek Real Estate Trash Clean Up