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Yesterday was sunny and bright.  Today will be sunny, with a high near 69 degrees and a south wind 5 to 7 mph. Tonight we have a chance of rain after 1:00 am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. South wind around 7 mph.

Observation:  Folks around the lake are getting lots of mail from real estate companies letting them know there is significant demand from buyers seeking lake-area properties.  In my small sub-division, we have been seeing quite a lot of new listing and also sales activity.  This can be attributed to low interest rates, the pandemic and of course, the Deep Creek Lake area’s attractiveness to prospective buyers.

Here’s one of the reasons folks LOVE the Deep Creek Lake area.  Here’s a nice early morning photo of the lake (and Fido enjoying same) submitted by regular contributor (and early riser) Ed O’Connor.  Thanks for sharing Ed.

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Fall Morning at the Lake

 

In addition to the natural beauty of the Deep Creek Lake area, it is the people that reside, and also those that visit here, that make it a special place.  Here’s a link to a short release on one of those people, Deb Clatterbuck, who was honored this weekend by HART for all of her years of work in the county helping animals in need.  Congratulations Deb and THANK YOU!

Wednesday is Veterans Day and Pine Lodge Steak House in McHenry has a pretty sweet special for vets that day.  Here’s the scoop:

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Specials for Veterans

The County Commissioners have their next public meeting scheduled for next Wednesday at 4:00 pm.  Here’s the latest, revised agenda and a link to additional sign-in information.team-up with a local child and provide

Every year, the Police Providing Presents program helps provide funding for our county police to team up with a local child to provide help to buy presents and other things for the child and their family in need during the holidays.  While things might change a bit this year due to the pandemic, they are still needing and accepting financial donations from the community. If you wish to make a donation, please mail or place in the Department of Social Services drop box at 12578 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD 21550.  Please make checks out to GCDSS and note in the comments “for Police Providing Presents.”

The Garrett County Health Department has received 24 additional positive COVID-19 results since the last report on Friday, November 6th, bringing the current county total positives to 226. Visit garretthealth.org for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information.