Tuesday March 20


Yesterday was warmer and sunny but it seems that we are in for some challenging weather today. The Snow Emergency Plan is in effect.

This morning will be freezing rain changing to snow at about 1pm; high near 30 and low of 23. We are expecting 1-3 inches of snow during the day today with an additional 3-5 inches expected tonight.

A little humor for the day:

When will spring arrive map - 2018









There are some good programs at a few of the locations of the Ruth Enlow Library today.  Please check with the library to confirm availability since the weather is not great.

History on Tap anyone?  The Allegany Museum is hosting a “hang out with a historian” discussion and get together this evening and the third Tuesday of every month starting at 5:30 at Mezzos in Cumberland.  Historian Russel Shorto will kick off the event.

I’m very EGGcited and have high EGGspectations for this Saturday’s EGGstreme Easter EGG hunt on over 10 miles of trails at New Germany State Park.  This hunt will be EGGspecially nice for those families seeking to combine a nice visit to the great outdoors with the traditional EGG hunt.

And, speaking of Easter Egg hunts, and to hopefully totally EGGcede your expectations (and be inclusive), Sarah has posted a comprehensive list of all the local Easter Egg hunts on our events page and Facebook page.

The latest addition to the HO gauge model layout at the B&O Museum in Oakland is a replica of the original “The 88 Bridge” west of Oakland over the Youghiogheny River. If you are interested in trains and/or history, the B&O is a nice place to visit. Check for times.

The Garrett County Soil Conservation District is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing an agricultural or natural resources related degree. For more information, visit the website or contact Carrie Colebank at 301-501-5886.

Interestingly, a recent study by WalletHub finds Maryland as the state least dependent on the firearms industry. Just thought readers would be interested in the methodology and findings as this is a subject at the forefront of the national news.

21 year old Megan Shaffer has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder in the death of 24 year old Alexander Stevens. Garrett County Circuit Court Judge Ray Strubin revoked bond after the jury verdict, and Shaffer will be sentenced at a later date. It was in January 2017 when Stevens was found naked with a slashed throat in Savage River State Forest below High Rock and near Pine Swamp Road.

Happy National Agriculture day!