Thursday May 9

Yesterday was sunny and warm. Another great day at the lake. Today will be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon; thunderstorms likely overnight. A high near 70 and a low around 61. South wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

The Property Owners Association of Deep Creek Lake just shared a copy of the Department of Natural Resources’ new brochure: Before You Launch, Before You leave, directed toward all boaters in an effort to protect the lake from invasive species. Here’s the link. Please share this as well.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), which is quite active around the lake, is holding a Dough Raiser at Uno’s today from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. If you print out the coupon from our events page and present before you order, Uno’s will donate 20% of your check to AAUW.

The Adult Book Club will be meeting today at the Accident branch of the Ruth Enlow Library at 11:30 am.  Newcomers are welcome to attend.

Sunset at Deep Creek Lake, MD

I just heard that the Town of Oakland is looking for some volunteers for their Kick Off to Summer event on May 25th from Noon to 6:00 pm.  They specifically need two runners (to stock beer, etc., must be over 21) and two money takers (hmm, that is an interesting title).  Contact Michelle Ross at town hall for more information.  She can be reached at 301.334.2691.

Note that we have been advised that the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company is not currently soliciting for donations by telephone, nor do they ever. DCVFC be sending out their donation letter drive at the end of the month on an official fire company letterhead with a return envelope. Do not send monies to any other solicitation. If you receive a solicitation other than what is described, please contact the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office.

The Western Maryland Watercolor Society is hosting their 31st annual  spring show titled “The Color of Water,” which will be held in the Allegany Art Council’s Schwab Gallery.  All proceeds, including from the sale of a series of 5″ x 7″ works for $20 each, will benefit the Allegany County Public Library System. Here’s a link the the Allegany Arts Council site, which lists information on this and other upcoming events.

The National Women’s Business Council just released their “Rural Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and and Opportunities” report.  Garrett County is blessed with some great entrepreneurs, with especially noteworthy women business owners, so this report is very relevant.  Here’s the link to the report.  Check it out, as it is a good read with some interesting findings.

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