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Today’s weather will be sunny, with a high near 66 degrees. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Tonight we have a chance of showers after 2:00 am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

As I mentioned yesterday, early blooming plants such as daffodils are emerging with their vibrant colors.  Here’s a (bit blurry) photo of another, smaller plant that has begun blooming on the mountain.  I don’t know the name of these fellows but they are all around and a sign of what is to come!

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Spring Wildflower

Jean and I went for a nice dinner at Ace’s Run Saturday evening.  From our window seat we could see the “action” at Firewater, with lots of folks waiting in the neat outdoor waiting area.  It was a constant flow of folks coming to the site and then being seated. From the crowds it looks like Brenda has another winner on her hands.  Well done!

March Madness is taking place at Cashmere Clothing Co. in McHenry! Stop in and grab a deal! It is also the Military March, and the shop is a very proud supporter of all active and veteran military members! Show your ID for your special savings.

Maryland providers have administered a total of 2,564,507 COVID-19 vaccines and are averaging a new record-high 49,732 shots per day. According to the CDC, 37.9% of Maryland’s population age 18 and older has received a vaccine, including 73.9% of Marylanders 65 and older.

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Join CCPL and A Likely Story Bookstore for New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray, in conversation with author Karen White. Stephanie’s new book, The Women of Chateau Lafayette, is an epic saga based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. This is a virtual event starting at 7:00 pm this evening.

With Spring upon us, the traditionally busy real estate sales season gets under way.  While real estate is hot these days and inventory is down due to demand, here’s some interesting data-driven tips from Zillow that show features and verbiage that impact home sales and prices realized.

With April being Stress Awareness Month and America’s biggest stressors in 2021 being money problems and the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub yesterday released its report on 2021’s Most & Least Stressed States, as well as accompanying videos. Maryland came out pretty well.  To see Maryland’s and other states’ rankings check out the report.  And, don’t get stressed over it…