Yesterday was unseasonably warm (remember Hurricane Sandy!) and it was a nice day here at the lake. Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 50. Southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Rain likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am.

I heard the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF)  Halloween party was well attended and a lot of fun last evening. I had to teach or I certainly would have attended. Here’s a photo of the Lake Pointe Inn that Sarah took as they were preparing for the event:

Spooky Soiree at Lake Pointe Inn at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Happy November dear readers!  November gets me thinking about the holiday season and all that goes along with that.  Did you know that November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar and retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine”) when January and February were added. November occurs in late spring in the Southern Hemisphere and late autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

Working H Meats has started taking orders for fresh, GMO-free Thanksgiving Turkeys. Order online here.

Don’t forget that there is a Women’s Networking Lunch today at Ace’s Run Restaurant and Pub at Noon. Contact Terah Crawford at 301.487.4914 for more information and to see if there is still room.

Chill out! The Adult Coloring Club meets from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm today at the Grantsville branch of the Ruth Enlow Library. This program is free and designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.  To register contact Kim at 301.895.5298 or kim@relib.net.

There’s Music Express Karaoke this evening at the Black Bear Tavern from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Congratulations to Audrey W. for correctly guessing Autumn Glory in Downtown Oakland as our October “Where Am I?” contest. Be sure to send us your guess for this month’s contest!

Did you know that Maryland ranks as one of the fastest-growing states for distilleries in the country, with 25 distilleries of all sizes and over 100 brands on the market. Garrett County even has its own cooperage (distillers’ barrel maker) in early development.  To celebrate Maryland’s growing presence, November has been declared Maryland Spirits Month.  Check out this interactive map site for more information.