Tuesday May 28

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. High near 76 and low around 64. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

We had a nice long weekend and some of our readers shared their photos with us! It wasn’t all play for Michael Baumstark over the holiday but at least his office has this great view:

Michael_Baumstark_work at Deep Creek Lake, MD

We’d love it if you share your DCL photos with us!

I spent the weekend all over the county: First, the town-wide yard sale in Friendsville. Then, the Downtown Oakland Kick-Off to Summer (where I was able to get the always-delicious Rotary french fries) and then kayaking with my family on Jennings Randolph Lake. Monday was more somber as we honored the loss and sacrifice made by our military members and families at a picnic in Swanton.

A local family celebrates 50 years working the same tree farm. Congrats to the Bittinger-Helbig-Miller family who owns 60 acres in southern Garrett County!

There was a major accident on I-68 Eastbound that had traffic stalled for several hours on Friday afternoon; we are thankful there were no fatalities. Maryland State Police McHenry investigated and was assisted by the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office, Natural Resources Police, MSP Aviation, Northern Garrett Rescue, Grantsville VFD and Eastern Garrett VFD.

The Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market summer season will start June 1st and run through Oct 31st with markets on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. These markets will be held outdoors at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion (in the Oakland Town Parking Lot) from 10:00 am til 1:00 pm come rain or shine.

Maryland is often referred to as “America in Miniture” and we love our mountains here on the Western side of the state. Deep Creek Lake was named an “essential summer outing mountain getaway” by the Washington Post. Read the article about the best in DC, Maryland and Virginia.