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Yesterday started with some flurries and finished with a little freezing rain as the temperature cooled. Today’s weather will be patchy freezing fog before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 25 and a low around 21. Tonight west wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph and snow showers after 2am.

When it comes to better heart or lung health, diabetes education and prevention as well as empowering yourself to eat healthier, Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has multiple outpatient programs to help people make healthier choices and improve their health and lifestyle in 2019.  For more information about these services, please call 301.533.4000 or visit the GRMC website.

For a Tuesday, there’s a lot to do at and around the lake today and this evening. Check our Events Section for a number of programs, including ones at the library, high school basketball and team trivia.

Here’s an interesting site that lists government job openings in the State of Maryland. There’s quite a few and a number in Garrett County.  They even show salary ranges, which is cool to see if you are into that kind of stuff (like me). Check it out and spread the word.

So, what is in the background of Sarah’s video below?

Note that there is a date change to Jan. 23rd at 10:00 am for the ribbon cutting at the regional behavioral health center at Garrett Regional Medical Center.  Congressman Trone will be joining for the opening that day. You can call 301.533.4178 to RSVP or for more information on this important new facility.

The County Commissioners have announced their next Public Meeting to be held on January 22nd at the County Courthouse. The public section of the meeting begins at 4:00 pm (approximate) and will include a discussion of amendments to the County Floodplain Management Ordinance.  You can see the entire agenda here.

Check out this January episode of Maryland Public Television’s Farm and Harvest series. You may see some familiar faces from the FSU Appalachian Lab in this episode.

OK, so we all know that winter has definitely arrived in Garrett County. Which leads me to a piece on snow blowers:  Here’s a list of safety tips provided by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) for you and/or a family member to review to make sure all goes well after the next snowfall. I am going to bet that you didn’t even know that there is an Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. Now you know.