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Happy September folks! Yesterday afternoon was rainy, with today holding a 20% – 30% chance of showers, mainly before 11:00 am and after 3:00 pm. Fog in the morning. Today’s temperature will reach a high of about 74 degrees and we will have a low around 63.

Some of my fellow Deep Creek Lake Lions are running in the Virtual 2020 Tucker Community Foundation fundraiser.  I offered to run with them if one of them carried me.  No one volunteered, so I just made a small donation to help our team and our blind skier program.  Here’s the link to find out more or to donate to our team if you are able.  If you have any questions concerning the event, please contact Jeff Fellers at +1 304-478-2930 or runforit@tuckerfoundation.net   Any help appreciated.

And, speaking of the Deep Creek Lake Lions, a Meshach Browning-themed community art project will be unveiled on September 26th at noon at the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Park on 1249 Bumble Bee Rd. The project consists of over fifty 3D-printed plaques depicting Meshach Browning which have been painted and decorated by community members and assembled into a mosaic. The production of these panels was paid for by an IMPACT GARRETT COUNTY grant awarded by the Population Health, Innovation & Informatics Unit at the Garrett County Health Department with primary funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. There will also be a launch that day of another community project.  Click here for the scoop!

Wow, Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has been named a top hospital for patient experience by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading publication of the health care industry. This distinction recognizes GRMC as being among the top five hospitals for patient experience in the state of Maryland. In addition to GRMC, other Maryland hospitals to make the list include John Hopkins Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, both in Baltimore; Atlantic General Hospital, in Berlin; and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda.

I wrote about my own great experience at GRMC yesterday and I am going to post this month’s Cover Story in the next day or so and it will delve further into GRMC and its position in our community.  In the meantime, you can go here to read the full press release from GRMC on the Becker’s Hospital Review honor.  I am impressed and GRMC deserves our congratulations!

The next Garrett County Board of County Commissioners Meeting will be held on September 8th.  The meeting will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/  Agenda (click here) session times are approximate and the commissioners may close a portion of this public meeting and move into Executive Session to comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicial requirement that may prevent public disclosure about a particular proceeding or matter. To comment on agenda items – please send to gccomments@garrettcounty.org 
Finally today, here’s a nice photo taken by Ellen Callahan while boating along North Glade Cove. Nice photo and looks like the water was a mirror! Thanks for sharing Ellen.
Ellen Callahan 8-30-20

North Glade Cove