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Well, its been a white Spring so far but we didn’t quite get all the snow that was expected. Today will be partly sunny with a high of 32 and a low of 19.

There is one weather-related change for the weekend and there may be more: New Germany State Park’s EGGstreme Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled from this Saturday to March 31st due to the weather. It will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

There’s a Kids Consignment Sale in Morgantown, WV starting today and into Saturday.  If you need “stuff” for the little ones, take a ride. Planning for 150 consignors and 30,000 items for sale.

Don’t forget that pre-employment testing for Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer with the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department will take place this Saturday, March 24th at 8:00am in room 111 at the Garrett College GIEC. For additional details visit

A Frostburg State University alum is going into space! Check out the video on Ricky Arnold. I hear he will also be telecasting down to earth for area students to ask him questions on April 9th. I will share more when I get the specifics.

There’s a public information session scheduled on the new Oakland Arts & Entertainment District could mean for us all and how we can help! It’s Thursday, April 5th at 5:00pm at Smoke N’ Mirrors Photography on Third Street in Oakland.

Check out the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble.  I wish I could do that!  I can’t but, I will be in the audience on April 7th when GLAF presents their show at Garrett College. Something different and inexpensive.

A recent study found Maryland to be the second most innovative state in the Nation! With the U.S. projected to spend $553 billion on research and development in 2018 and multiple cities vying to become the location of Amazon’s HQ2, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Most & Least Innovative States. Some info on Maryland from the study:

Innovation in Maryland (1=Most Innovative, 25=Avg.):

  • 2nd – Share of STEM Professionals
  • 4th– Projected STEM-Job Demand by 2020
  • 28th – Eighth-Grade Math & Science Performance
  • 2nd – Share of Science & Engineering Graduates Aged 25+
  • 2nd – Share of Technology Companies
  • 3rd  – R&D Spending per Capita
  • 11th – Venture-Capital Funding per Capita


This video was NOT recorded at Deep Creek Lake but it easily could have been — I have seen more than one bear on the golf course!