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Today’s weather will be sunny, with a high near 38 and a northwest wind of 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 25 and with less wind.

I just returned home to write these Daily Notes after an information session at Northern High School for parents and students on the topic of High School Dual Enrollment.  That is a program where Garrett County high school students can enroll in a course or courses offered by Garrett College and get both high school and college credit for taking the course (and it is almost free).  There is another info session on April 23rd at the college and anyone interested can call Admissions at 301.387.3044 for more information. We are really fortunate here in Garrett County that this is both offered and funded with almost no cost to students and their families.

There’s a few nice programs for young children at the various branches of the Ruth Enlow Library today.  Here’s a link to their events calendar. Each individual event is also on our Upcoming Events calendar.

Just heard that Jen Durben, Heritage Area & Group Sales Director of the Garrett County Chamber, will be leaving the Chamber and Garrett County next month to move to Orlando, Florida. Jen is a dedicated, talented and very nice individual and we are sorry to see her leave the area. We wish her the best in her new endeavors.

Speaking of the Chamber, this month’s Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, March 14th at First United Bank & Trust in McHenry from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  First United just redesigned and updated this branch and it looks really good, so consider checking it out.

The Health Department advises that interested groups such as police departments, coalitions, volunteer fire department or other organizations which serve alcohol at their events can contact Brenda Sisler at 301.334.7730 or for more information about the Alcohol Access and Service Best Practices Toolkit and dates of upcoming free TIPS training classes.  These services are made possible through the MD Behavior Health Administration and SAMSHA.

The County Commissioners just announced their next public meeting to be held the afternoon of March 19th at the court house in Oakland. Here’s a link to the revised agenda.

The Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Association just sent us their latest newsletter with some important and interesting information about the lake and surrounding areas and communities.  It is worth a thorough read and here’s the link.

This news bit amazed me.  Babe Ruth’s daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens, just passed away over the weekend. She was born in 1916.  Apparently a wonderful lady and she was still actively engaged with the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore until the end.  Wow, I tend to think of Babe Ruth as a historical figure and had no idea his daughter was still alive! RIP Julia.

Last Contest of the Season: We still have a lift ticket (1), ski/snowboard rental (1) and tube park vouchers (2) to give away!  We will bundle the lift/rental vouchers and the two tubing vouchers into one prize.  So, you can WIN a nice end-of-season package from us. If you want to enter, please complete this form or send us an email to by Midnight Wednesday, 3/13 AND attach at least one photo of the Deep Creek Lake area, with people or not (up to you), from your travels here.  We will choose one winner randomly from submissions and will also include entries from this past week’s contest that sent in photos. Please keep in mind we are near the end of the season, so if you are taking a round-the-world cruise over the next few weeks you may want to pass, as these vouchers are only good until the end of this seasonGood Luck Folks.