Thursday September 17

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 and a low around 52. Light and variable wind.

The Allegany Arts Council, in conjunction with several other organizations, is premiering five new Mountain Traditions Project short films online today! The films will go live on Zoom at 7:00PM, followed by panel discussion at 7:45PM featuring the filmmakers and Appalachian tradition bearers featured in the videos. Garrett County’s own Caroline Blizzard is featured in the “Ramp Hunter” video and John Kirby fly fishes the Casselman River in Grantsville.

1. The Old Time Musicians:
2. The Barn Dance Caller:
3. The Fly Fisherman:
4. The Ramp Hunter:
5. The Beekeeper:

The Mountain Traditions Project also includes a podcast series, an upcoming article in Smithsonian Folklife, and an exhibition of photography that will debut at the Allegany Arts Council in June. Join the Zoom meeting at; Meeting ID: 854 0048 8550

Rural Appalachia seems to be the topic of the day —

Two men were charged when Maryland DNR found evidence of poaching ginseng on public lands. Over 90 plants were found:

MD DNR Found Illegal Ginseng Harvesting

Lingering in the woods, poachers are ripping roots for the booming market where ginseng can reach up to $500–$1,000 per pound.  The medicinal herb is primarily sold in Asia, where it has been historically used as an energy booster, aphrodisiac, and health tonic.” (from Technician Mag) In Maryland, Ginseng is protected due to the threat of extinction.

This NPR podcast (from 2018) dives into more detail about ginseng (and features a local farmer).

Do you want to know all of the “official” cove names on the Lake? We’ve received this question a few times and we have found the best resource we know of at this point — it’s a map from the Lake Management office. Note, there are various layers listed on the left-hand side that you can “turn on and off” to explore.

Team Trivia is tonight at 6:30 pm at Mountain State Brewinig Company!

Lastly, we’ve extended the deadline to September 21 to submit photos to celebrate the Deep Creek Times FAVORITES!

2020 Deep Creek Times Favorite Product: Tomanetti’s Pizzeria and Italian Eatery
Tomanetti’s Pizzeria and Italian Eatery is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 situation but they were still named a 2020 Deep Creek Times FAVORITE!  Offering appetizers, seafood, pizza, and house specialties, we hope to see them back in action soon!

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