Tuesday May 21

The weather today will be cloudy then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 61 and a low around 47.

County Roads Division crews will be completing culvert replacement on Crellin Underwood Road today and delays can be expected between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The suggested alternate route for traffic during the time of delays includes Route 39 and Underwood Road. Any questions can be directed to the Oakland County Roads Garage at 301-334-9337 or 301-334-1510

Tonight is the Glade Garden Party if you’re looking for something fun to do: networking, mac and cheese bar and the Terah Crawford Band will provide entertainment! Tickets will be available at the door.

From our friend Lisa with the Wildfulness podcast: an extensive episode on the “Chautauqua Then and Now” Festival in July is posted!

From the Property Owner’s Association: DNR undertook a pilot Zebra Mussel Monitoring project from May 2018 – October 2018. Zebra Mussels are an invasive freshwater mussels species. The following bullets summarize the findings but click here to view the full report:

• Temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and pH are within or near the preferred zebra mussel habitat range in the lake.
• Overall, Deep Creek Lake is thought to be at low risk for zebra mussel colonization due to low calcium and water hardness concentrations in the lake, as these factors are important for zebra mussel growth, reproduction and survival.
• No zebra mussels were found in the lake, at any location, during any of the 2018 visual surveys suggesting the species is not currently present in Deep Creek Lake.
• The 2018 monitoring effort should be continued in 2019 and 2020 to account for inter- annual variability in temperature and precipitation, which can affect water quality.
• Visual surveys should continue at a similar frequency, as in 2018, to ensure that no populations of zebra mussels exist in Deep Creek Lake.
• Additional monitoring, such as random dock surveys, as well as eDNA studies should be considered if determined to be appropriate and resource feasible.

The Del McCoury family has invited any Verso (Luke Mill) employee, spouse and their children to be admitted free on the final day of their four-day bluegrass music festival Delfest. The festival begins this Thursday, May 23 and goes to Sunday, May 26 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds.

Be sure to register for the 5th Annual Kendall Trail 5K Run/3K Walk that will be held this Saturday. It is a fundraiser for Friendsville Ruth Enlow Library and there are cash prizes for 5K first, second and third place male and female runners ages 18 plus. Special gift prizes for the top three Youth under 18 and to the oldest and youngest runners.

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