Tuesday January 30


We’re going to pick up another 1-2″ of snow today with a high near 17 degrees and wind chill values are as low as -5. Wind gusts up to 35mph.

According to Bill’s Outdoor Center, ice on the lake is about 7 inches. This is typically deemed thick enough to walk on but ice is not ever said to be “safe”. Please use caution if attempting to go out on the ice.

I have been hearing some very good things about the PACE conference and related legislator meetings.  Seems like there was some good bi-partisan discussions and I heard there was also a mention of potential state funding for the proposed performing arts center at the College in the future.

The Discovery Center offers great programs for all ages and they just announced their February schedule (not up on their site yet).  They are open (and free) weekends during the winter months. As a sneak preview for our readers, they have programs in Snowshoeing for Beginners, Pinecone Bird Feeders, and Critter and Aviary feeding times this weekend alone!

Don’t forget to spread the word and/or consider entering this year’s Garrett College Power of Possibilities Business Plan Competition.  I have seen this program truly change people’s lives in many ways.

The Board of County Commissioners yesterday announced their next public meeting to be held on February 5th at 3:00pm in the Courthouse in Oakland. 

The flu vaccine continues to be available at the Garrett County Health Department on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:pm at 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland. “It’s important to remember that we still have weeks of flu season ahead of us,” said Cindy Mankamyer, RN, Garrett County Health Department.  GCHD can be reached at 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111.

Be heard! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking comment on proposed fiscal year ‘19 work plans for a number of State Forests, including those in Garrett County. The comment period is open until February 23rd.

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