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Got some nice snow yesterday in the early hours and then some pellets, along with some serious wind.  Think we got five or six inches, at least around my home. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 41 degrees and with a southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Tonight we have chance of showers after 1:00 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Southeast wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Here’s a quick photo I took of my side yard yesterday afternoon.  The snow on the rail gives some indication of the amount, but due to the wind a lot of the snow was off the trees and rail:

mike snow 12-22-20

Snow on Tuesday

We may be telling kids that Santa Clause is watching them this time of year, but kids are watching and copying what adults do all year long. “During the holiday season, think about the messages you are sending to children and youth about alcohol use,” said Linda Costello, coordinator of the Garrett County Health Department’s Just Like You! campaign. “Positive role modeling promotes healthy behaviors.” The campaign is designed to remind all adults how important it is for them to be a positive role model for the children and youth in their lives. For more information visit copycatfun.com or call Health Education and Outreach at 301.334.7730 or 301.895.3111.

The Garrett County Health Department is now offering free Virtual Overdose Response Trainings. These one-on-one sessions will cover information about drugs that cause overdoses, as well as how to prevent, recognize, and respond to an overdose. After completing the training, you will receive Naloxone and a resource pouch, each of which will be delivered to you. To register for a virtual training, call 301.334.7724. Agencies and organizations may also request a virtual training for employees.

The Garrett County Health Department has also scheduled a virtual class to help parents and caregivers of children in grades 5-12 increase their knowledge of drug use in our society and learn how to empower their children to make good choices. The virtual How to Drug Proof Your Kids classes will be held every Tuesday from 6-7 pm for four weeks from January 12 through February 2, 2021. Here’s more details for you.

Here’s the scoop on hours holiday hours for refuse collection and landfill sites in Garrett County – “Thursday, December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve: All collection sites are closed, The landfill, located at 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, will be opening at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 2:00 p.m.; Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas Day: All collection sites are closed, The landfill is closed; Thursday, December 31, 2020 – New Year’s Eve: All collection sites are closed, The landfill, located at 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, will be opening at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 2:00 p.m.; Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day: All collection sites are closed, The landfill is closed.”

The Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Historical Trust just issued their Winter bulletin.  It has some interesting content, especially on the history of “the bells” at a historic Baltimore church.

Sarah takes over writing Daily Notes tomorrow, as usual, for the remainder of the week, so I wanted to wish all a very Merry Christmas.  Here’s an action photo of me and the “big guy” (literally, he is over 12 feet tall) wishing all of our readers well. I wish all a very happy and healthy holiday and a great 2021.  Talk to you after Christmas.

santa and mike 2020

Merry Christmas