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Yesterday was windy, but overall very nice, if a bit cooler.  Today we will be mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75 degrees. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Increasing clouds, with a low around 58 in the evening.

Wishing a Happy 42nd Anniversary to my wife Jean. She sat in front of me in senior English class, I asked her to the prom, she said yes, and the rest, as they say, is history!  Getting up the courage to ask her to the prom was the best decision I ever made! Life is good.

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club offers an annual program for visually impaired campers as one of our signature service activities! Last week, we brought visually impaired kids and their families to the area for camping, boating and fun! Cudos to my colleagues that did a great job (as ususal) with this wonderful event.  And, cudos to all of our donors throughout the year whose donations support this great effort.  Check out this link for more information and photos! 

Yesterday I mentioned the new 20,000 square foot spec building in the McHenry Business Park. I just heard that availalble building services include propane gas, broadband, and high-capacity electric.  There is also planned space onsite for additional expansion of the building. In addition, Garrett County Economic Development may provide interest-free leasehold improvement loans up to $10 per square foot.

Don’t forget that the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is open today at the pavilion in downtown Oakland from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  They always have good, healthy goods and it is a nice environment.

And, before or after you go visit the farmers market, take a few minutes to nominate your favorite local organizations, professionals, products, services and places in the 2020 Deep Creek Times Peoples’ Choice Awards.  Nominations close soon!  Just. Do. It. Now.

Here’s a link to some important and interesting information from the American Health Care Association and the National Association for Assisted Living. It shows a state-by-state breakdown of COVID-19 testing positivity rates among the general population. Check it out!

The Health Department will be holding two by-appointment immunization clinics for students in need of these vaccines for school entry.  The first clinic is August 18th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Health Department location at 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland.  The second clinic is August 28th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Grantsville location at 28 Hershberger Lane.

I heard from fellow Deep Creek Lake Lion Ed King that he is planning on holding a yard sale on August 22nd.  He will have some good stuff at his place at 680 State Park Road in Swanton.  You enter the garage from Toothpick. Tell Ed Mike at Deep Creek Times sent you and you will WIN…well nothing… but it got your attention, and Ed will be impressed that I sent someone his way!