Thursday November 19

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 56 and a low around 43. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is conducting a survey deigned to gather information and preferences from outdoor enthusiasts. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

We heard that the 17th annual black bear hunt in Maryland is over and there were 117 black bears harvested with the largest weighing 537 pounds:
83 from Garrett County
23 from Allegany County
8 from Washington County
3 from Frederick County

Wisp Resort’s Mission: Four’dable is back — a four-pack of lift tickets are just $229 through Nov. 29th. Also, up to 2 unused Mission: Four’dable tickets from the 2019 – 2020 season can be utilized for the 2020.21 season. Read up on the options if this applies to you!

A socially distanced holiday? What better way to see allllll of Garrett County than taking a barn tour?

As promised, this page has the local Thanksgiving offerings — both in-person and to-go options.

The Maryland DNS is offering a webinar on the history of wild turkeys in North America and in Maryland as well as the biology and ecology of these fascinating birds. Also, learn more about how turkeys are a conservation success story in Maryland. The zoom presentation is November 26.

The owner of Ledo’s Pizza at Deep Creek Lake is opening a second location in LaVale. The LaVale Ledo’s will be at the former site of Pizza Hut along National Highway.

As of this morning, the local health department is reporting 399 COVID-19 cases. Garrett County continues with one of the highest COVID-19 positivity rates in the state. The local government announced that Garrett County Emergency Services, the Garrett County Health Department, and other local health care organizations have been working with each other to collaborate and organize response efforts in the community in the midst of the pandemic and are prepared for a surge in cases. Currently, the Garrett County Health Department is reporting three hospitalized cases of COVID-19 in Garrett County and Garrett Regional Medical Center is operating as normal with no capacity issues.

From the CDC: