Tuesday November 6

Yesterday was cool and misty around the lake. Today will be partly cloudy and breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph. Gusts as high as 43 mph. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before  3pm. High near 58 and low around 40.

Today is election day. Some would say “finally!” This has definitely been an interesting year, with some significant, contested races for a number of offices.  Here’s a link to the Garrett County Board of Elections which has another link to the sample ballot.  Best of luck to all the candidates and please get out there and VOTE.

We just heard about this new collaboration for the arts in our area: The JumpStart Theatre program will be implemented in Western Maryland beginning in the 2019-20 school year through a partnership between the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) and the Mountain City Center for the Arts (MCCA) in Frostburg. The JumpStart Theatre program creates sustainable theatre arts programs in middle schools. We’ll share more when we have more details.

Did you know that there are 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses in the United States? Collectively, they employ 5 million individuals and have over $1 trillion in annual revenue (receipts).  Now you know.  The SBA has a nice fact sheet I thought my readers might be interested in perusing to learn more as a lead-up to veterans day later this week. Veterans just keep giving back to our community and country and we have a few very successful veteran-owned businesses here in Garrett County. Thanks!

So, you went and voted and now you are hungry.  Our newest advertiser, Ledo’s Pizza has a special today: two calzones or strombolis for $11.99.  Not too shabby.  If you are in the mood for something else, check out the specials on our Daily Specials board. Tell them the Deep Creek Times sent you!

According to Oakland Volunteer Fire Department: Oakland, along with Deer Park, Kitzmiller, Southern Rescue, GC EMS, GC Emergency Management, GC Hazmat Team, Oakland Police and MD State Fire Marshall office responded to Walmart in Oakland for a suspicious package yesterday afternoon. Upon arrival Chief 40 assumed command and placed ER43 and E23 and T44 crews on fire standby, while Oakland police secured the area with U48 and Trailer serving as command post for the incident. Command also requested MD State Fire Marshall Bomb Squad and GC Hazmat Team to Assist in identifying the suspicious package. Fire Marshall’s were able to assess the package thru multiple techniques and quickly deemed the package safe.

There’s a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels/Grantsville Senior Center this Friday evening starring Wheeling Jamboree star Steve Smith, with special Guest Rusty Halo and the Durst Brothers Band. It’s at the Grantsville Senior Center from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Call-301-895-5818 or 301-334-9431 ext. 6139 by November 7th to reserve a spot (if you are dining). Cost is $10, and only $3 for music only.

It has been an exciting year for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, as it celebrates its 150th anniversary and looks to the future with enhanced equipment, manpower and technology. This month the department welcomes 44 new officers to their ranks.


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