Yesterday was overcast, cool and windy, with some flurries in the afternoon. The weather for today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 30 and a low around 23. Snow likely before 4am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

I hope you all had a nice, relaxing President’s Day Weekend. We sure did. The lake and environs were certainly abuzz with visitors and activities and all seemed in good spirits. While many of us look forward to warmer weather, there is still plenty of winter fun to be had around the lake. I am always enthralled when I see the the ice fishing “camps” spring-up on the ice. There has been a large concentration near the Deep Creek Lake State Park on weekends (visible from Glendale Bridge area).  If you know anyone fishing (and actually catching fish!) on the ice, tell them to send us a photo and we will share with our readers.

Speaking of the Summer, I thought our readers might enjoy this fun graphic from Blue Ridge Outdoors, a great publication for outdoor enthusiasts in the region. The graphic appeared in an article on the lake about eight years ago.  I uncovered it and thought I would share. Yes, that is me skiing down Wisp Mountain. Good eyes!

Deep Creek Lake, MD by Blue Ridge Outdoors

The Cindy’s Fund sponsored Cancer Support Group meets this evening from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the hospital boardroom. It is open to everyone – people with cancer, caregivers, kids, relatives, friends, anyone. They sit and vent and laugh and eat, etc. It’s very informal and comforting and open to all.

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold a Special Work Session on Monday, February 25th, to discuss the FY 2020 Operating Budget. The meeting will be held at Central Office in the Board Room. Public comment will begin at 4:00 pm after which time the Board of Education will meet in executive session until 4:55 pm. The Board of Education will reconvene for the public Special Work Session from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Because this is a Work Session, times are approximate.

The Grantsville and Oakland branches of the Ruth Enlow Library will offer free one-on-one tech help with your laptop, tablet or smartphone on Thursday February 28th. An expert will help you overcome obstacles and get the most out of your device. Half-hour slots will be available at the Grantsville branch from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and at the Oakland library from 4:00 pm -5:30 pm. Bring your own device or use the library’s computers. Please contact events@relib.net or call 301.334.3996 x0017 to request a 30-minute appointment. Here’s your chance to get some help with your new device.

The Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (MAPAIS) is offering a small grants competition to encourage interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for possible funding. All proposals are due in by 5:00 pm on March 11th.  Here’s a link to all the details. 

You can join Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) on March 22nd in Columbia for a one-day training session, Primer for Economic Development, that has been created to provide participants with an introduction and overview of how Maryland practices economic development. The course is designed for those who are new to economic development in Maryland and also strategic partners in collaborative industries.