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We had a nice day yesterday at the lake.  Today’s weather will be sunny with a high near 73 and tonight will be clear with a low around 56.

It’s been nice to see some pleasure and fishing boats out on the lake the past few days in between the rainy periods.  We expect a nice flotilla this weekend!

Garrett County Master Gardeners are presenting a “Getting Started with Herbs” session at the Grantsville library today from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.  Registration is required by calling Kim at the library or

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $12.5 million for 57 projects in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities and navigation. Garrett County will receive funding for two projects: dredging at Arrowhead Cove and for a new boat dock at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

HART for Animals is holding a “Have a Hart” guest bartender challenge at the Harbor Bar at Dutch’s this evening starting at 6:00pm.  The guest bartenders will be from Railey Mountain Lake Vacations.  Note this is also “Locals Night” upstairs at the restaurant.

Wallethub just put out a report on the “Best Places to Live in Maryland for Families.” Most all of us would say Garrett County is #1, but it seems they focused on larger cities within the state.  See the report for their methodologies and rankings.

The Black Bear is hosting their Karaoke night again this evening with DJ Dubya starting at 7:00pm and going until 11:00pm.

The Dan’s Mountain State Park pool will reopen for the season this Saturday. It is a nice facility and not too far off our mountain.

Save the Date! The Oakland Downtown Jubilee will be held Friday, July 6 from 1-7pm. Sarah is coordinating the festival and she wanted to share that Alder Street (between Second and Third Streets and Liberty Street (between Second and First Streets) will be closed from 11:30am-7:30pm that day. Also, the planning committee is still taking on business, vendors, artists and performer participants. Email us if you’re interested and we’ll get your info to Sarah!

Here’s a nice video on the Civic Club from one of our! field reporters. Since the reporter was my wife, Jean, I should disclose that and also say that the Civic Club does some really great things for the community and is a great way to meet with and “hang-out” with some neat ladies.  I hope I get some brownie points for this.