Thursday October 4

The weather for today will be increasing clouds with a slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. A high near 73 and a low around 55. West wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

You can bring your own needlework – whether it’s knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, or lap quilting –  and join others for two hours of relaxation and fun at the Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library this afternoon from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

There’s a Gallery Night fundraising event for It’s in the Bag (children’s food program) put on by the Satellite Club of Rotary of Oakland this evening from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Does anyone have any old comforters or blankets? Pineview Veterinary hospital is asking folks to drop any donations off at the front desk.

The Garrett County Board of Education is still accepting community input on the proposed three grade band alignment options through noon this  Friday. This is an important development in the county and worthy of your review, understanding and comment.

Garrett Trails is an important and well-run non-profit in Garrett County.  Here’s their October newsletter including a photo of their Platinum Award from the Deep Creek Times People’s Choice Challenge.  Nice job and well deserved!

Congrats to several local baseball players being inducted to the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame. Terry Helbig, John Helmick, Lawrence Nesselrodt & Phil Caruso are to be inducted at the 2018 National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on Nov 12th in Evansville, Indiana. For the full list of semi-pros, visit the Cumberland Times-News.

Good to see that our Autumn Glory Festival “made” the state’s official tourism site.

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm at Southern Garrett High School. The agenda for the Public Session can be found here.
The Maryland Department of Planning would like to invite you to the second round of outreach for the new state development plan, A Better Maryland. Feedback by county can be found on the “What We’ve Heard” page here: https://bit.ly/2IB5FIY and the next event will be Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:00 pm at the Lyric Theater (20 E. Main Street) in Frostburg. For more information, call (410) 767-4500.
October 7th – 13th is Fire Prevention Week.  Fire can start anywhere so please Look, Listen and Learn!
If you are one of the 179 million Americans that celebrate Halloween, you may be interested to know what the top three candies in Maryland and other states are.  You may be surprised on the results based on 11 years of data analyzed by CandyStore.com.