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Today’s weather will be cloudy, with a high near 32 and low around 24. A chance of snow showers; total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

The horrific fires are still burning out West and, I heard yesterday, won’t be contained until the end of November. According to Justin Berk, we have seen smoke from the fire here on the East Coast.

Justin Berk Wildfire-Caused Smoke Stream November 2018

There were a few fires in Garrett County over the last few days, too. A house fire in Friendsville, a car fire in Mt. Lake Park and I just heard about another, unconfirmed, home fire in Grantsville. To my knowledge they are unrelated and all are under investigation by authorities.

There are some programs for infants, children, and young readers today at the Ruth Enlow Library’s Oakland and Kitzmiller branches.

There’s a Cancer Support Group sponsored by Cindy’s Fund this evening at the Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. It is open to all those impacted by cancer: patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends.

The Garrett Community Concert Band will be presenting its winter concert, Good Tidings at Christmas, in the Garrett College auditorium on December 2nd starting at 2:30 pm. Tickets will be available at the door; adults $8, students $2, children under 6 yrs are free. They are some talented folks and the price makes for a nice family outing.

Growing up here in Garrett County, some of the tradition and culture of West Virginia has been shared with us. Sarah wanted to share the story of the pepperoni roll — she used to have one every day as part of school lunch. Have you had one yet?

I love this time of the year especially because people come together to do good deeds and help others.  I just heard that the St. Peter’s Senior Moments 50+ Gang has voted to make their Christmas donations to the Warm the Children Fund and to the area’s Meal’s on Wheels program.  They also invite all to join them for their “Crazy Christmas Luncheon” at Moonshadow at 1:00 pm on December 5th.

We do our best to recognize and include events from non-profits in our Daily Notes and/or Upcoming Events, so please send any announcements for fundraisers, etc. to us at info@deepcreektimes.com. It especially helps if you include a link to a web page for additional information.

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the day of the year with the most home fires caused by kitchen equipment and that Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci warns that the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking?  The National Fire Protection Association has prepared a list of Thanksgiving Safety guidelines to help ensure a safe holiday for us all:

National Fire Protection Association