Thursday September 27

Yesterday was another rainy day and many, including this writer, are ready for some SUN! Today’s weather will be cloudy, with a high near 57 and a low around 51. Rain likely, mainly after 2pm — chance of precipitation is 70%.

Well, Sarah and I are still enjoying the experience and feedback relative to the People’s Choice Challenge and Tuesday afternoon’s celebration reception. The results were very rewarding and we can’t wait until next year! If you missed yesterday’s Daily Notes, Sarah posted all of the winners there. Check them all out and congratulate the winners when you see them. 

The buck stops here!  Actually the Buckwheat runs through Sunday at the 77th annual Preston County Buckwheat Festival. Some interesting history and eats at this event.

Fall Decorating and Garden Clean-Up is the topic of a session presented by Master Gardeners at the Grantsville branch of the Ruth Enlow Library today from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

While our area lakes and streams are pretty healthy, some areas in and around the country are experiencing problems. This issue of Fish News from NOAA highlights some serious fishery problems on the West Coast and East Coast along with some restoration work elsewhere. Thought our avid fishermen and naturalists would find this interesting.  Some real challenges.

Speaking of fish… Fisheries biologists recently conducted the annual survey of the Savage River tailwater trout fishery with assistance from the department’s Hatcheries Division, Maryland Forest Service, Maryland Biological Stream Survey and Wildlife and Heritage Service. Native brook trout, wild brown trout, and a few rainbow trout inhabit the river. For this and more information on fishing in the area, including what’s going on with lake fishing, check out the DNR Maryland Fishing Report.

A Touch of Class Limousines has just announced some specials including a 20% discount on five hour reservations made this week. Give them a call at 888.460.2457 for more information.

Cooling temperatures, colorful foliage and unpredictable wildlife – all signs that the fall season is upon us! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is urging motorists to be alert for animals, especially deer, foraging for food and looking for mates. I have already noticed more or the furry ones along the road in the past week or so and the rainy weather with reduced visibility doesn’t help. Please be careful.

The Maryland State Arts Council will be hosting a town hall style event for arts organizations and individual artists on October 4th called Collaborative Conversation and Professional Development. This will be held at City Place, 14 S. Water Street in downtown Frostburg, from 6:00pm -9:00pm. The event is free.

The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Fall conference is at Rocky Gap Casino and Resort this year on October 21st – 22nd and has a “site selection” focus. For those readers interested in economic development, this should be a nice event.

Check out this view from Marcia Chocinsky… whoa…

Marcia Chocinsky at Deep Creek Lake, MD

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