Wednesday April 11

Yesterday turned out to be pretty nice. Today’s weather will be mostly sunny, too. A high of 48 degrees and a low of 38 degrees with a light wind at about 9-11mph.

An amended State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund bill that was termed “a poor compromise” by The Friends of Deep Creek Lake was adopted by the General Assembly Monday in the very last hours of the session.

The Property Owners Association of Deep Creek Lake seemed a little less “disappointed” in their assessment of the State Lakes bill.

A quick thanks to Leah Diehl for her assistance last night!

Honest Abe is coming to town this evening. Dr. Duane Cummins from Johns Hopkins University is giving a lecture this evening on “Abe Lincoln: Roots of His Moral Integrity” at the Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. To register, contact Bonnie at 301.334.3996 or email

Tomorrow HABco is hosting a Lunch N Learn event where Jessica Fike will explain “Why Pictures Matter” for your business. Just $10!

Each year, the Maryland Forest Service responds to an average of 210 wildfires that burn about 2,325 acres, with the two peak seasons being Spring and Fall.  Homeowners can help protect their land and homes before a fire breaks out by following tips from the DNR’s Firewise site.

Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development is offering a course, Introduction to Wilderness Survival, at the college’s main campus in McHenry. The course is scheduled for Tuesdays, April 17th and 24th, from 5:30pm to 8:45pm.  Call 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

Speaking of the College, my colleague Jenny Meslener, Assistant Librarian at Garrett College put together this infographic in celebration of National Library Week.  For example, did you know there were 119,487 libraries in the United States? Now you know!

From books to taxes… According to a recent study, nearly one-third of people (30%) say their biggest Tax Day fear is making a math mistake on their taxes, topping not having enough money (29%), identity theft (25%) and getting audited (16%).