Tuesday October 16

Today’s weather will be cloudy, with a chance of meatballs.  Actually, I always wanted to say that, but Sarah usually does the weather, so I couldn’t slip it in until now! Today will be partly sunny with a high of 49 and a low of 38.  Please note that the National Weather Service has now lowered their forecast for Wednesday to show a low of 30 that evening. Bring in your plants and maybe the meatballs too!

Here’s a great photo of the lake taken this past Saturday by Eduardo Santillan Monsibais.

Deep Creek Times

There’s a Children’s Lap Sit this morning at the Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library from 10:30 am – 11:00 am.  This program is designed to build language skills in children from birth on up to 36 months of age.

Apparently the Maryland State Department of Transportation (MSDT) website and interactive voice response system (IVR) went “down” on Friday. I believe this is just for E-ZPass-related content. The MSDT reported yesterday afternoon that they are working on the problem and that the E-ZPass Maryland (phone) call center is operational at this time and customers may call 1-888-321-6824 to reach a customer-service representative.

There will be quilt drawing for “Meandering Along the Yough” today at Noon at the Friendsville branch of the Ruth Enlow library.  Tickets are available at the library, town office & various town businesses.  Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00.

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh yesterday announced that the State of Maryland has sought judicial review, in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, of the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny Maryland’s petition for relief under Section 126 of the Clean Air Act.  The petition had asked EPA to impose additional controls on upwind emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) a precursor to Ozone. Here’s the link to the press release from the AG. 

The Garrett County Planning Commission is issuing a call for volunteers to serve on the Deep Creek Watershed Signage Committee. Per Maryland state guidelines, the Committee would be tasked with advising the Planning Commission on recommended changes to the sign chapter of the Deep Creek Watershed Zoning Ordinance. Letters of interest, as well as any questions, can be directed to Deborah Carpenter, Director, Garrett County Planning & Land Management at dcarpenter@garrettcounty.org or 301.334.1924.

With November 1st being World Vegan Day and research showing that skipping meat can save the average person at least $750 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub yesterday released its report on 2018’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians as well as accompanying videos. Washington D.C. came in a very respectable 11th best nationally.

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