The weather today will be SUNNY! A high near 65 and a low around 49. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friends of mine, Bill and Sally, are avid birders and are sharing their morning bird walks — meet at the park in Friendsville at 8 am. Friendsville has a habitat is ideal for the yellow-throated warbler, Black-throated green warbler, yellow warbler, blue-gray gnatcatcher, great crested flycatcher, kingfisher, wood ducks, solitary sandpiper, Baltimore oriole, and more! Connect with them via the event link.
Special shout out to Cash Vansickle for collecting donations for the adoptables at HART for Animals instead of presents for his 7th birthday! What a generous gift!
Clear Mtn Bank has announced its annual photo contest! The bank is requesting photos of our local community — if your photo is a winner, it could be published in the 2020 calendar and you could win $50! Deadline for submission is July 31.
Check out this trailer video for Mark Stutzman’s upcoming Mountain Chautauqua Stories. This is a series of “digital films that illustrate a vibrant Victorian resort founded on Christian values, neatly nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland. From the original founders of 1881 to the Chautauqua’s decline in the 1930s, director, Mark Stutzman assembles a collection of archived postcards, family photos, documents, and captivating interviews from historians, residents, and eye-witnesses.” The project is funded in part by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West, and the Town of Mountain Lake Park.