We had a little snow-rain mix yesterday evening but the day was mostly fine until the afternoon. Today’s weather will be cloudy, with a chance of snow showers this afternoon. A high near 35 and a low around 21. West wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Less than an inch of snow accumulation expected during the day and less than an inch of snow overnight.

The Fourth Annual Trader’s Cookie Party is this afternoon from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  I am guessing there will be great cookies and other goodies for tasting and ordering and that the original Cookie Monster (Jean Thomas) will be on site.

Here’s some trivia for you: Since it’s Tuesday, that means that Mountain State Brewing Company in McHenry is holding their team Trivia this evening starting at 6:00 pm.

The Board of Education will hold two public meetings tomorrow (Wednesday, November 14th) at Northern Middle School. The first is at 4:00pm and the other is at 7:00pm. There will be a discussion about the proposed RISE plan.

Well, some good news: The Harvest Moon Market in McHenry is staying open (Thursday – Sunday).  Some not so good news: The Subway restaurant next to High Mountain Sports is closed for renovations and I heard a rumor that it might be for a while as I heard they may be looking to sell. Not sure of the specifics at this time. I tried to eat there one or two times a week after working out (and generally looking fairly motley). Bummer.

Hmm, looks like they are having some fun in 21531!  The annual Friendsville Holiday Decorating Contest for town residents and businesses is on, with fun, prizes and bragging rights for the next year at stake. Winners will be named on Monday, December 17th. Ho, ho, ho…

The Chamber’s next Business Before Hours is scheduled for 8:00 am on Tuesday, November 20th at Wisp Resort. This will include their annual update on local and state-wide tourism.

Here’s a tip: If you are a student, parent or grandparent, please remember to complete a new or updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  It is needed to apply for any federal or state aid and the sooner it is completed, the sooner you can be considered for financial aid. Just looking out for our readers and their families.

A special thanks to Joni P for sharing that an “Outdoors Maryland” segment on iceboating on Deep Creek Lake will be featured on Maryland Public TV tonight; watch online or find it on your MPT channel at 7:30pm.