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Partly cloudy today, cooler, high in the mid-60s.

We have so much beauty in the mornings here at Deep Creek! Photo captured by Mrs. Lisa Malone:

The picture is not so bright in Puerto Rico, where officials say the aftermath from Hurricane Maria has set the island back 20 to 30 years.

Bittinger Fire Department reported a response to a small structure fire at Moonshadow early this morning. Units were on scene for approximately 1 hour.

Flowering Shrubs will be the topic of a workshop today at the Garrett College Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville.  The course, offered in cooperation with the University of Maryland Extension, will be held today from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Call the Garrett College CEWD registration desk at 301387.3069 for more information or to register.

The DNR’s weekly fishing report came out yesterday and reports centered on fishing deep grass edges and rocky bottom for a mix of large yellow perch, walleye and smallmouth bass. There is some largemouth bass and smallmouth bass holding near floating docks, and trout feeding in streams.

In the last tournament for Southern Garrett Bass Slayers, here are the results:

1st place: Michael Mayles 8.12
2nd place: Nick Ponceroff & Garrett Henry
3rd place: Trent Lohr & Quinn Iden
4th place: Cameron Pomeroy & JT Mullins
5th place: Joe Embleton & Evan Paugh
6th place: Peyton Missimer & Evan Germain
7th place: Issac Graham & Darren Cosner

And, still another fish tale… The DNR also just confirmed that a Carroll County teenager set a state record with an 18-poundSheepshead caught off Ocean City a few days ago.

Arts Connection, which is sponsored by the Garrett County Arts Council, will be held at Friends Store at the new Sang Run State Park this evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Bring something you have harvested or made to share at the harvest table and meet other artists and friends of the arts.

Found this photo on Appalachian Life Facebook site courtesy of a Mr. David Weiser and it just “spoke to me.” Then and now, lest we forget our regional heritage…

The Maryland Insurance Administration will be in Garrett County at the Wisp to offer a variety of consumer materials on all types of insurance products from annuities to title insurance and health, auto and homeowners insurance. Trained staff will be available on October 4th (2:00pm-5:00pm) and 5th (8:00am-1:00pm) to answer consumer questions.

Oakland Storage Center is a new business offering secure boat, RV, camper and ATV storage. Keep your boat protected from the inevitable upcoming winter weather! Call now to make your storage arrangements – 240-321-2008.