Thursday September 9

Sep 9, 2021

The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 68 and a low around 48. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Trout’s House Seafood has updated hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm!

The Civic Club of Oakland is holding a Dough Rai$er today at Deep Creek UNO. UNO’s will donate up to 20 percent of your check to the Civic Club — just present your server with the attached coupon. Good for LUNCH, DINNER, or CARRY OUT.

Read about September Garrett County Skies: Note, on September 11, the moon will appear near the planet Saturn in the western evening sky. September 13 is also the evening when the moon appears half full (like a ‘D’). Along the moon’s East edge, the sun there is rising, lighting up the raised rims of the craters. The evenings of September 12-14 are best for observing the moon’s craters with a telescope.

Are you planning to attend the Building Hope Dinner Auction on October 9th? This fun-filled evening will have great food, decadent desserts, live and silent auctions. Due to assistance from gracious sponsors, the event will be held OUTSIDE at the Lion’s Pavilion at Glades Park (Liberty Street) on October 9th from 1-3pm.

Did you see the 1994 Cobalt recently listed in our online marketplace?

Deep Creek Lake is a manmade impoundment that is Maryland’s largest body of freshwater. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources manages the lake, shoreline, and adjacent Natural Resource Management Area and State Park. The Maryland Department of the Environment manages the water level and lake bottom. Brookfield Renewable owns and operates the hydroelectric dam, construction of which formed the lake in the 1920s. Garrett County manages the lake’s 40,000-acre watershed.

MD DNR secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio recently provided numerous updates to the activities at Deep Creek Lake, including:

  • The State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, approved by Governor Hogan in 2018, provides $1 million a year for three years for state-owned lakes including Deep Creek Lake. This money has supported invasive hydrilla control, fish habitat installation, shoreline erosion control, and dredging.
  • The Deep Creek Lake Launch Steward Program, a cooperative effort between Garrett College’s Natural Resource and Wildlife Technology program and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Stewards conduct voluntary boat inspections and educate the public about aquatic invasive species. Since 2016, the Stewards intercepted 29 vessels that carried aquatic invasive species, including zebra mussels, a species found in other nearby waters, thwarting their expansion into Deep Creek Lake.

Garrett County Schools will continue to use Schoology resources to support instruction.

Today at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm is the Adult Book Club in Accident. And, at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm is the Ruth Enlow Library: Board of Trustees Meeting in Kitzmiller.

Live music tonight is a dinner show at 6 pm is Pronoia .4 and at 8:00 pm Greg Short and Friends — both at MoonShadow.

Also, on September 9 at 7:00 pm The Oakland (MD) Old-Time Jam where musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, etc., and play old-time Appalachian tunes at Our Town Theatre.