Tuesday October 17

Areas of frost this morning, sunny, highs in the mid-50s.

Congratulations to the winners of the 50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival Commemorative Glass pieces made by Simon Pearce! Two winners for each piece were drawn as follows: Ornaments – Rich Mattingly & LuAnn Watson; Acorn – Diane Maust & Jan Russell; and Tankard (Stein) – J.J. Bolyard & Gary Shafer.

If you’re not ready to say #MeToo on social media, but would like to talk to someone, you can call the local Dove Center hotline, 24/7, confidentially and anonymously 301-334-9000 or 1-800-656-HOPE. You can also schedule an appointment for free, in-person counseling. #endsexualassault

As part of its strategic planning process, the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County will hold community conversations over the next few months at all branches. The purpose of these conversations is to gather input from members of the community about the library’s role in their lives. Questions about these meetings may be addressed to the local branch manager or to Thomas Vose at 301-334-3996 x0102.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources yesterday reported that the 2017 young-of-year striped bass survey in the Chesapeake Bay shows the fish is reproducing in strong numbers. The annual survey’s index is 13.2, above the 64-year average of 11.7. Rockfish, as they are commonly known, are an important sport and commercial fishery and this is good news for the state and region.

Garrett College is offering a Dog Obedience course that starts next Wednesday evening and runs for five nights over a five-week period. Contact the College at 301.387.3069 for more information and specific times and dates.

Sarah had an opportunity to interview a group of fishermen that have been coming to Deep Creek Lake for 35 years! Read our feature story on the “Brothers Challenge”.

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