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For today, snow is likely, mainly after 1:00 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 21 by 5:00 pm. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tonight, we have a chance of snow before 1:00 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

As if the pandemic has not confined us enough, now some of us are experiencing an ice jail!  Thanks to Russ Dijak for submitting this photo of icicles that resemble the bars on a jail.  Nice photo Russ. Let me out…

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Ice Jail

With all the snow, Wisp is really booming and busy.  We continue to hear reports of visitors arriving at Deep Creek Lake planning to ski, snowboard or tube and being disappointed due to all of the slots already being reserved. If you are coming out to the area and wish to partake of Wisp’s great amenities, plan in advance and reserve your spots.  Just a tip. Here’s the link to their site.

After many years of advocacy, last week Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development released a statewide housing plan with maps for every are of the state prepared by the National Center for Smart Growth and Enterprise Community Partners. Here’s the Link to the Full Report.

Virtual Community Development Day will be held in Annapolis on Wednesday starting at 11:30. They want to hear from folks in all counties to ensure an equitable recovery across the state of Maryland at all levels and to help partners secure the resources to provide badly needed services throughout Maryland. Join them for a short virtual program with representatives across the state! Last chance to register here and note that only registered participants will receive program link.

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller. That’s a quote sent over from our friends at Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF).  Even in the pandemic, they have been offering virtual experiences for the community and our school children. If you have room in your heart and wallet, please consider a donation to GLAF this winter season, as our Deep Creek Lake area non-profits certainly need our support during the pandemic. Here’s the link for a donation. 

A good friend of mine, Patrick O’Brien, mentioned this to me and I said I would include in Notes.  I am definitely NOT preaching here as we at Deep Creek Times celebrate and support ALL religions.  This looks interesting and informative as it will include inspired testimonies from three men imprisoned overseas for their religious beliefs. It is a virtual and free event to be held on March 5th at 6:30 pm. You can find more information and register at

Here’s a great photo form another friend, Clint Bradley, which does a great job showing the winter wonderland we are living in these days.  He took this shot from his bedroom window on Saturday.  If you are not in town this week, this gives you a great idea of what you are missing.  Thanks Clint for the great photo.

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Winter Wonderland

I will add that if any of our readers have special non-profit events, religious or otherwise, please send to us at and we will do our best to mention it in Notes and elsewhere on the site as space and time allow.

On a more secular note, my wife and I just finished watching the six seasons of Longmire on Netflix.  It is a “PG-rated” series with beautiful mountain scenery (sound familiar, only in Wyoming) about a small town sheriff and his team and community.  It also includes a fair amount of insight into native American culture and life.  Just a suggestion if you are looking for something…