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Yesterday was another great day.  Today will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a low around 67. Get outside and enjoy the great weather!

Here’s a nice photo taken on the lake yesterday by Ed O’Connor.  Nice job Ed and we appreciate your sharing.  Like I said, we all should try to get outside and enjoy.  Note that great blue sky folks!

6-8-20 Ed OConnor

Great Day on the Lake

Ed also mentioned that he noticed that the channel markers under the 219 bridge are in different locations this season.  Anyone have any insight?  Let us know at and we will share with other readers.

Garrett Regional Medical Center’s Family Health & Wellness Services, through their partnership with Sheppard Pratt Health System, has expanded child and adolescent mental health care in the region with telepsychiatry. GRMC patients will have real-time consultation appointments with Sheppard Pratt psychiatrists and licensed mental health providers. Through video conferencing they will assess a patient’s behavioral health needs and provide counseling, therapy, and comprehensive treatment plans. Well done GRMC!

Speaking of health and young people, The Garrett County Health Department  yesterday announced the May winners of the kNOwDRINKING Talk it UP. Lock it UP! Pledge Contest, designed to get parents to store and monitor alcohol responsibly. Emily Nelson and Jennifer Koach were chosen as the gift card winners. Of the 60 Facebookusers that participated in the May pledge:

  • 93% pledged to: Not provide alcohol to youth under the age of 21 in my home, on my property, or anywhere else.
  • 83% pledged to: Educate youth about underage drinking and be a positive role model.
  • 60% pledged to: Not purchase large quantities of alcohol that is not secured, and to monitor alcohol in my home.
  • 53% pledged to: Store alcohol in a harder to reach area.
  • 45% pledged to: Lock up alcohol in my home.

Nice work folks!

And, keeping-up with our “health theme” today, Garrett County Community Action has announced six separate food drives throughout the month of June. Nonperishable food will be collected, at the following locations on the following dates:

  • Pine Grove Church of the Brethren:

June 11th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
June 15th 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
June 18th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Bloomington Volunteer Fire Department:

June 19th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department:

June 20th 10:00AM to 12:00 PM

And, finally, here’s a reminder about safety from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and being ready for summer storms:

OPEI 6-8-20 storm warning

It’s Storm Season!