Tuesday September 7

Sep 7, 2021

The weather today will be patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 76 and a low around 58. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

I hope you each had a great holiday weekend — fall has unofficially started for me. I am sipping a pumpkin spice coffee this morning as I type.

Today is the first day of classes for Garrett County Public Schools. I am wishing all of the local students a great year!

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio announced $2.2 million in additional funding for Deep Creek Lake dredging. Speaking to a group at Garrett College, Secretary Riccio also discussed the state’s long-term commitment to water monitoring at the lake, ongoing efforts to prevent and combat aquatic invasive species, and work to protect and expand the lake’s freshwater fisheries.

The George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest, brought to you by the Community Trust Foundation, commemorates Washington’s last journey to Cumberland, when he arrived to put down the Whiskey Rebellion. This festival event happens this Friday, September 10, 2021 from 6 to 10 pm.

Southern Garrett High School is hoping to be able to build a Field House for the new athletic complex to provide team rooms, restrooms, a concession stand, a ticket booth, and necessary storage. The preliminary estimate for the installation of this Field House is $300,000 and they are collecting donations.

Vaccines are available in Oakland today. Appointments may be scheduled at the link or call 301-334-7698 for assistance. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People – Lookout Loop Hike.

A blood drive is in neighboring Allegany County.

Today from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm is the Lawyer in the Library Free Legal Aid Clinic.

A busy evening for high school sports: Southern High Golf Match (home), Northern High Cross Country (Away), Northern High Golf (Away), Southern High Boys Soccer (Away), Southern High Volleyball (Home), Northern High Girls Soccer (Home).

I’m planning on joining the Group Bike Ride at 5:30pm.

There’s a new umbrella art installation in downtown Oakland that represents “Weathering Life’s Storms” a community dance project by Brenda’s Body Shop. Purple umbrellas are on sale now to support Cindy’s Fund. Umbrellas are available at BBS, Green Acres, Gregg’s Pharmacy, and The Book Market.