Yesterday started out overcast and a little wet but developed into a nice day. Today’s weather will be sunny, with a high near 56 and a low around 38. Some gusting winds up to 21mph.

I returned home to Garrett County in the wee hours yesterday morning from a trip to California. When I left San Diego it was 84 degrees.  When I landed in Baltimore it was 69 degrees. When I got to the lake it was 50 degrees!  May be cooler now, but it will all be worth it when the great crisp, fresh mountain summer air and natural, green beauty come into full “bloom.”

Magician Tim Canter will perform two free Comedy magic Shows this morning at the Friendsville Library.  There will be two showings, 9:20 am 10:30 am in the town hall next to library. It’s free and intended for all ages!

Here’s a link to a really well-done piece on the Great Allegany Passage Bike Trail on Wildfulness.  It is their latest piece and will prove interesting to cyclists- and non-cyclists alike.

This year’s Power of Possibilities Entrepreneurship and Community Leadership Summit is being held on April 18th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Garrett College special events center.  In addition to hearing from this year’s business plan competition participants, you can take-in the keynote by entrepreneur and author Jeff Tobe, whom Insider Magazine has dubbed “the guru of creativity.” The session costs $54, and only $10 for students.  Call 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

The Chamber’s April Business After Hours is this Thursday, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  It will be hosted by the Garrett County Board of Realtors and will be held at Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill. Here’s the link for more information and registration.

Experienced choir producer and conductor Charles B. Logan is forming the new One Mountain Community Gospel Choir at the lake.  All (over 18) are welcome to join in singing the “good news” from its new home at Wisp Resort.  There’s an initial information session planned for Thursday, April 18th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  You can text Charles at 301.501.3511 for more information.  Good luck to all on this new effort!

Did you know that 54 million Americans say they don’t understand their car insurance?  WalletHub just did a study of auto insurance costs, providers and consumers’ attitudes and I thought I would share it here.  You can also find out where Maryland ranks cost-wise and some of the least expensive providers in the state. Interesting and actionable information.

Docks are going in and it’s looking a lot more like summer around here:

Deep Creek Lake, MD Docks are in the Lake April 2019