Thursday March 7

Yesterday was cold with flurries, but the sun was out for a good part of the day and it was beautiful, with the reflection on the snow.

Today’s weather will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 26 and a low around 19. A chance of snow showers, tonight, mainly after 2am. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Do you have a vacant commercial building or site in Garrett County? Let the Garrett County Economic Development Department know and they will include your property in their ZoomProspector database. For more information, please contact Kim Durst at 301.334.1992 or

There’s another Women’s Networking Happy Hour this evening from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Black Bear Tavern. Terah Beitzel Crawford is hosting the event.  You can find out more information on our Events page.

If Trivia is more to your liking, there’s Team Trivia at Mountain State Brewing Company this evening from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. There are prizes given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

The Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library will host a meeting of the Friends of the Library on Wednesday March 13th at 5:30 pm. The public is encouraged to join and to share ideas about how donations to “the Friends” should be used.

There is a meeting for Grantsville Baseball club tonight at Grantsville Elementary; for kids ages 4-12.

Be sure to get your tickets to She Loves Me: now playing at Our Town Theatre!

The March 19th meeting of the Greater Oakland Business Association is a morning meeting at the Oakland Community Center/Armory at 8:30 am. Brian Boal will be the featured speaker and will discuss the new changes to the tax code that may affect your business (and personal) taxes.  The event is free to members.  Contact Michelle Ross at by March 14th to RSVP or for more information.

Don’t forget that there is a Lions Information Night on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Garrett College Auditorium (Bldg 700) 687 Mosser.  There will be door prizes, refreshments and a chance to learn more about and maybe join a local Lions Club. Contact Chris at 301.616.7881 for more information. I may actually attend to learn more myself.

Well, I am sad to have to put this in this Daily Notes, but it is important and may save a life:  The Garrett County Health Department just issued an overdose alert after learning that there has been a  recent increase in overdoses related to opiates in and around Garrett County. Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens stated that “while we are not certain what caused the spike… there has been an increase of overdoses in Maryland due to the presence of the powerful synthetic opioid drug fentanyl.” Here’s a link to the alert.

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