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Yesterday was a little on the cool side, but was a gorgeous day at the lake! Today has a slight chance of showers before noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the early afternoon and again in the evening. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72 degrees and a low around 63.

Speaking of the weather, we just got the statistics in for May from Glenda at GRMC.The average daily high temperature in May was 64 degrees, with an average low of 45.4. Rainfall was at 5.22 inches and yes, we even had a total of one inch of frozen precipitation during the month of May. Thanks Glenda.

The results are in and Deep Creek Lake WON!  FishingBooker, an online platform that matches fishing guides with anglers seeking a guide, just announced the best fishing spots in the state of Maryland and Deep Creek Lake came in first placeHere’s the link. And, that’s no fish tale…

One more interesting feel-good fact from the FishingBooker study: According to FishingBooker, their recent study found that the majority of people (at least those they sampled) will still be traveling this year, but with one major difference. Over 55% out of the 353 people questioned answered that they plan on traveling closer to their homes. That bodes well for Deep Creek Lake area establishments and bookings.

The Garrett County Health Department just announced that the entire prevention team in the Health Education and Outreach division has been certified as community health workers (CHW). Community health workers are the frontline staff for public health and are often a member of the community they serve, which enables them to act as a liaison between health and social services and the public. CHWs facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competency of service delivery. Nice job and congratulations to all!

Good news regarding COVID-19: Staff and residents of Goodwill Nursing Home and Assisted Living in Grantsville were tested on Wednesday and Thursday of last week in conjunction with the state initiative to test all long-term facilities in the State. The facility tested 348 residents and staff and all tests were negative. That really is good news!  Thanks for all your efforts folks.

Maryland Humanities has awarded $515,000 in funding for 100 Maryland nonprofit organizations ($5,150 per organization) through their CARES (coronavirus relief) Act Emergency Relief Grants Fund. The Garrett County Historical Society and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) were the two organizations in Garrett County that received funds. Congratulations to both of those deserving organizations.