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Yesterday was a nice day, even if a bit cooler and with some clouds.  Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69 degrees and with a low around 53.

The Allegany Arts Council just announced that the virtual home of the 6th Annual National Photography Competition & Exhibition is up and running! Although the exhibition doesn’t officially open until Saturday, June 27th, you can get a sneak peak at the incredible photography being showcased this year by visiting  This is always an impressive show and note that the photos are for sale too!

Nicole at the Greater Oakland Business Association (GOBA) has sent over some signage for use during the pandemic as businesses of all types begin to open. The signs are from the State of Maryland and were distributed through the Governor’s office.  Here’s a link for you to see the downloadable samples available.

Thought I would post this link to information from the Small Business Administration (SBA) relative to changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses, including new guidelines for eligibility and also for foregiveness.

Garrett College will reopen the Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex (CARC) on Friday, June 19th at 5 p.m. as permitted by Governor Hogan’s latest executive order. The CARC will operate under its normal hours – 6:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays – but patrons will notice changes implemented to provide a safer and healthier environment. I am really looking forward to getting back to the swim of things at the CARC!

The County’s Joint Information Team sent us a reminder I am passing on here: Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order from June 10th removed many of the restrictions placed on businesses and gatherings. However, the Governor’s Order kept in place the requirement for the use of face coverings in retail, food service, and personal care businesses for both staff and customers.

Check out this month’s Cover Story from Bob Boal at Boal & Associates in Oakland.  Sarah and I thought it was timely due to all the tax law changes from the coronavirus pandemic.  Thanks Bob for your easy to understand insight that will definitely get folks thinking and also acting.

Two new postings to our Online MarketPlace for boats in the past two days.  Go to the Online Marketplace for details, photos and more:

#1. A 2003, 115 HP Mercury fuel injected 4 stroke, 2003 Bass Pro Pontoon Trailer – Duel Axle with brakes. 25 inch pontoons with lifting strakes, under deck wave shield, 5 step stainless ladder, full Sunbrella Mooring Cover, full instruments with dept finder, vinyl floor covering, on-board washing down system, large Bimini Top, ski tow bar, Kover Clamp winter storage system (pictures available), all life preservers and accessories, 370 engine hours – excellent condition. Asking $15,000, if interested call Dave @ 724-693-9769

#2. A 2008 Tahoe 215 I/o Deck Boat – 4.3 L engine. Garmin GPS navigation/fish finder. Bimini Top. Brand new upholstery on all of the cushions. Radio and speakers updated last season. New prop spring of 2019. Also included: table and 2 fishing chairs. Low hours, very clean. Swim ladders on front and back of boat. Comes with custom dual axle trailer. This boat has always had regular annual maintenance, stored in a mine every winter, never exposed to harsh winter elements. Sink and faucet are operational. The only reason we are getting rid of it is we are finally fulfilling my wife’s desire to own a pontoon boat. $19,100 OBO. call John 412-295-5035