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The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 66 and a low around 54. Chance of showers, mainly after 2pm (chance of precipitation is 30%).

2019 People’s Choice Challenge NOMINATIONS are open! This is a competition designed to celebrate and recognize the Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake, MD area favorites!

Nominations: July 19 – August 2
Voting: August 16 – September 27

We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to nominate your favorites in the SERVICES category:

  • Vacation Rental Company
  • Art or Music Venue
  • Real Estate (Sales)
  • Outdoor Outfitter
  • Hotel / Motel / Bed & Breakfast
  • Wedding Vendor
  • Car Dealership / Repair Shop
  • Community Service Organization
  • Bank / Credit Union
  • Non-Profit
  • Neighborhood Bar

 

It’s not too late to join! Mountaintop Soccer Camp will start at 5pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday in Loch Lynn. Any players are welcome to attend on either or both nights even if you have not registered – cost is $18 per night for ages 4-6 and $25 per night for ages 7-middle school.

Today is Summer Reading Club at the Ruth Enlow Libraries across the county, Solar Flow Yoga, and Ladies Lounge.

The Garrett County Arts Council has announced the 2019 Artist Studio Tours (and pre-tour Artist Preview Party) to be held this weekend! The Studio Tours are a FREE opportunity to visit artists and their studios to share details about their creative inspiration, technical processes and the tools and materials they use to make their hand-crafted work. Items will be for sale as well. Click on the photo below for a download of the brochure and map.

GCAC Artist Studio Tour Brochure

The Civic Club of Garrett County is still looking for a few vendors for their Antique and Maker Fair event this Autumn Glory. Are you a fiber artist, weaver, potter, cast iron refinisher? Antique dealers? Send a message for more information.

Here’s an article on education and our Maryland neighbor to the East, Allegany County — A research team discovered the school system in Maryland with the greatest number of high-poverty elementary schools beating the odds in math. I don’t have the stats in front of me but Garrett County schools are also excellent-performing rural schools with a significant population of students in need of free or reduced lunch.

If you’re coming to the area and looking for a friend or group to hike, bike or paddle with; take a look at Garrett County Outdoors on Facebook. This group is run by a friend of mine where he is always posting about group rides or paddles with the location, the difficulty, the time, and how long the event may take. He always says, “there’s always something to do in these hills!”