Tuesday April 30

Yesterday was a nice day with some nice sunshine.  Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 66 and a low around 56. Slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Congratulations to Kim Green Folk, who has just joined the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce as the new Heritage Area & Groups Director, which includes oversight of the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area.  Glad we have someone as talented as Kim in that important position and wish her and the rest of the team much luck as they promote our area’s heritage.

We have two new items for sale on our Online Marketplace.  There’s a super cool vehicle and a nice patio set.  If anyone wishes to purchase the vehicle and gift it to me just to be nice, I am very open to that idea. Actually, I am open to the picnic table as well.

Do you have ideas on how Maryland forests can be better? The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is looking for some of those good ideas for their 2020 State Forest Action Plan and is holding listening sessions and also has a survey. The State Forest Action Plan guides funding and priorities for the Maryland Forest Service and its partners. Here’s more information.

Just heard the Garrett Community Concert Band will be performing this Saturday, May 4th at the Garrett College Auditorium at 7:30 pm.  The concert is titled “Ushering in the 20th Century” and is priced nicely for families and those on a budget at only $8 for adults and $2 for students (free for all under 6 y/o). Tickets are available at the Garrett Arts Council Gallery Shop and at the door.

Garrett County has an interesting community history as well as a great and beautiful natural history.  Here’s an old photo of a now demolished farmhouse on Route 40 just west of Frostburg. Note the interesting mansard roof design and Victorian features. It was built in the mid-1870s. Just a little history for you from the Maryland Historical Trust by way of our friend and local historian Al Feldstein, curator of Feldstein’s Historical Stuff and other great offline collections.

From Albert Feldstein Collection

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