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Yesterday was a bit dreary and cooler.  Today we have an 80% chance of showers, mainly before 9:00 am. High near 56 degrees, with a northwest wind 10 to 13 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Today is the deadline to register in advance to vote in the 2020 General Election; it’s also the deadline to update voter information. Voters will also have the opportunity to register, in person, during the eight days of early voting, October 26th through November 2nd, and on Election Day, November 3rd.

Last week, the Clean and Green team placed mums in the planters around downtown Oakland.  This is the 3rd year the team, composed of volunteers, has kept the planters filled with summer and fall flowers. The mums were purchased by the team using prize money they were awarded at last year’s “Run for It” in Tucker County, WV. The team also weeded and added new mulch to the Veterans Park and built some pumpkin stacks at the Pocket Park. Thanks to all Clean and Green team members. Here’s a photo of some of their work:

Oakland clean and green team 10-12-20

Pumpkin Stack in Oakland Courtesy of Clean and Green Team

We have a number of new items in our Online Marketplace, including some boats.  Be sure to check out the Marketplace from time-to-time to see what is available.  And remember, we can post your ad for the low price of $25 for as long as needed until it sells!  And no, you can not sell your spouse on the Marketplace, so don’t even ask… 🙂

Speaking of markets, Lebanese Taverna, from the DC area is coming back to the lake-area this Wednesday.  So, if you want some good Lebanese cuisine, order today and remember to pick up when the truck comes into town to deliver Wednesday afternoon.  Jean and I have ordered twice and always good, and different too. Order by today – Tuesday, Oct 13th at 4:00 pm – for delivery on Wednesday, Oct 14th at 4:00 pm. Here’s the link for more information, the menu and the order form: https://bit.ly/2DDnyIn

And yet again, speaking of markets, Bear Creek Traders in McHenry is holding its Annual Tent Sale with savings up to 70%. You will find clothing and accessories for men & women, home decor, footwear, Deep Creek Lake Souvenirs and much more. Look for the huge white tent in their parking lot for amazing specials during this three day event.

As the boating season draws to an end here at the lake, I thought I would share this nice photo taken by Clinton Bradley during his final boat ride of the season.  While it looks like an island it is not, just due to the camera angle/lens.  Thanks for sharing Clint, and nice photo to end your season with.
clint bradley 10-10-20

Last Boat Ride of the Season

Do you know why people “bob for apples” this time of year and do not bob for pears?  I bet you don’t!  If you want to find out why, check out my Daily Notes column tomorrow for the answer.