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The weather today will be a chance of showers before 2pm then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74 and a low around 51. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

McHenry Beverage Shoppe has a few May specials:

On Sunday, May 2nd, at approximately 7:28am, officers responded to the Oakland Golf Course, for the report of a burglary that had occurred in the early morning hours. Anyone with information about the suspects or the burglary is asked to contact the Oakland City Police Department at 301-334-2100 or the Garrett County Sheriff’s Department at 301-334-1911.

“Celebrate Your Mom with a Great Gift from Bear Creek Traders!”

Girl Scout Troop 55004 cleaned the Town Parking Lot/Mtn Fresh Pavilion on Sunday April 25th to celebrate Earth Day! Trash from around the pavilion, the playground and along the river was removed. In addition to the trash, the troop pulled a non-native invasive species called Garlic Mustard from along the river bank.

Garrett County Dept of Social Services will begin accepting reports for child protective services and adult protective services on their hotline: During business hours of 8:00-4:30 please reach out to 301-533-3005 to make a report. After business hours dial 301-759-0568 or call 911.

Greene Turtle – Preakness Special: Order a featured drink at The Greene Turtle now through May 15 and receive a numbered card to claim a horse in the race. If your horse wins, you’re entered to win a VIP experience to next year’s Preakness!

GoVAX COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is today from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Also, there is a Community Vaccine Clinic at the Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department from 12:00pm – 8:00pm today.

The Department of Public Works Utilities Division’s contractor will begin installing the McHenry-Thayerville Water system connection line on Deep Creek Drive tomorrow. Please refrain from utilizing Deep Creek Drive for through traffic from The Boardwalk Bar to Rock Lodge Road from Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Utilities Division Administrative Office at 301-334-6976.