Tuesday September 11

Rainy and dreary yesterday. Today’s weather will be cloudy, with a high near 65 and a low around 60. Slight 30% chance of showers after 10am. Light northwest wind.

It’s unclear just which path the upcoming hurricane will take but some weather sites are warning of flooding after a record-breaking summer of rain. The Weather Channel recently shared this map:

Weather Channel Florence Flooding Prediction

Please take a moment today to remember the nearly 3,000 individuals that lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country.

The Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library is hosting Lap Sit this morning from 10:30am – 11:00am. Lap Sit is a special program that incorporates singing, rhymes, stories, and other activities that will entertain and stimulate very young children’s language skills.

If your organization, church, restaurant or grocery store is serving turkey dinners during Autumn Glory, you can be listed on the annual Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Turkey Trail map.

This is a great idea: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering to lend a variety of wildlife education “trunks” for use by classroom teachers, home-school educators, naturalists, scout leaders and other instructors. They include all sorts of cool stuff and a guide.

The Garrett County Commissioners are holding their next public meeting at the Grantsville Town Hall on September 17th starting at 5:00pm.

Plans are already underway for the annual Police Providing Presents event this holiday season. The program is funded entirely by donations – would you please assist in making Christmas special for underprivileged Garrett County children? More information can be found here.

It’s coming up on homeowner’s association “season” at the lake, with many local subdivisions meeting to discuss small and big issues that impact their respective developments, homes and homeowners. I urge all readers to attend theirs and to be represented.

According to the Maryland Board of Realtors, there were 35 homes sold in Garrett County in August, with an average price of $352,494, and the month ended with 455 active listings.

WalletHub just announced their 2018 study of the Happiest States in America and Maryland came in a very respectable 7th. Well, that makes me happy. Check out the site to see their methodology and where other states rank. I bet Garrett County was the happiest county in the state! Just saying.