Thursday March 8


The weather last evening got tough pretty fast. About 8:00pm the snow was really coming down and the winds made for very tough visibility. The State Police issued a snow emergency plan declaration for all state roads in Garrett County beginning at 6:30pm yesterday evening.

The weather today will be snowy with wind gusting to 28mph. The forecast is calling for high temps of 28 and low temps of 19; snow accumulations of 1-3 inches this afternoon and the potential for an additional 3-5 inches overnight tonight.

Today is International Women’s Day 2018.  The Washington Post is streaming a live interview with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, this evening from 6:00pm – 6:45pm.

Tonight, is Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Company in McHenry starting at 6:30pm.  It’s free and there are prizes.

Sounds sappy: Cunningham Falls State Park in Thurmont is holding their annual Maple Syrup Festival this weekend and next. We certainly have our share of syrup farms in the Garrett County area, so some of our readers might be interested in this interesting event.

The Town of Accident is accepting applications for a part-time employee. The applicant must be self-motivated and able to do minor electrical and plumbing work, lift 50 pounds, drive a standard transmission, operate a snow plow, operate a lawn mower and weed eater. The applications must be in the town office by Monday, April 2, 2018. Please contact the town office at 301-746-6346 with any questions. Authority of the Accident Mayor and Town Council.

Arrff! HART for Animals is hosting its second “MuttMinster” Dog Show on Saturday, April 21st. It’s a fundraising event to help raise awareness of the joys of pet adoption. All dogs are eligible to compete in this event which has a number of categories.

Garrett Regional Medical Center has announced a new website in an effort to better reflect their growing list of services and their affiliation with WVU medicine, while still showcasing the hospital’s Garrett County roots.

Here’s an interesting map of Maryland in 1856!

I took this quick time-lapse video this morning:

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