Yesterday was sunny and clear. Today’s weather will be partly sunny, with a high near 33 and a low around 20.

The Chamber’s Strategic Initiatives Task Force (SITF), which began in 2017, recently presented their findings to the Garrett County Commissioners.  Their report included recommendations, which you can view here, on long-term vision planning, broadband, housing and even expanding the number of commissioners from three to five. Interesting stuff and appears to make sense, if it can enable effective action.

The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Oakland is accepting vendor applications through April 1st for the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market 2019-20 season. The next membership meeting of vendors will be held Tuesday, March 12th, at 7:00 pm at the Extension Office at 1916 Maryland Hwy, Suite A, Mt. Lake Park.  Membership packets have already been mailed to those that were members in 2018.

View the new additions to our online marketplace: a dining table and chairs and a jet ski!

It’s Team Trivia Night at MoonShadow this evening from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. They hold a few rounds of trivia, with teams of up to six people., competing for prizes and fun. They are also running happy hour during the games with drink specials. Here’s more information.

The Mountain Maryland Tech Network (MMTN) is holding their first meetup of 2019 this evening at the Cushwa Brewery in Williamsport from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  This Innovation and Brews event is a perfect way for technology entrepreneurs, tech-workers and want-to-be techies to meet other like-minded folks.  It is free but you have to register for the event.

Here’s a link to the February Maryland State Department of Education Bulletin. It includes information on a number of initiatives and programs, including college readiness. I include it because so much of our local educational efforts and effectiveness are impacted by state-wide pronouncements and programs.

There were widespread power outages yesterday morning – check out these graphics from Allegheny Mountains Weather Facebook page: