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The weather today will be snow showers, mainly after 1pm. A high near 32 and a low around 25. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible and overnight snow accumulation of an additional 1 to 3 inches possible.

There is a winter weather advisory in effect from noon today to 9am EST Thursday.

The Featured Photo of the Month is by Keith Brown!

The Union Rescue Mission of Western Maryland, located in nearby Cumberland, is giving away free beds from noon to 6pm. A local hotel that has donated their gently used beds to give to those in need; there are 14 King Beds and 26 Queen Beds to give away. Pick up only, no holds, no deliveries, first come first serve.

Make Your Own Clay Ornaments is this afternoon from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Ruth Enlow Library in Friendsville. For kids, teens. Celebrate the season by making ornaments with air drying clay, embellish with glitter, sequins, glitter glue. Contact Phone Number: 13017465663

Wisp Resort Winter Job Fair is hiring this evening from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

There’s a midweek Holiday Wine Tasting tonight 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at The Cornucopia Café. Taste four wines that will pair perfectly with any special holiday meal and the spirit of the season. $20 per person — reservations strongly encouraged: call 301-895-8142 and tell them Deep Creek Times sent you! Cheers!

The annual Joy of Christ Celebration continues through Friday. FREE food and entertainment!

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting next Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The meeting will be held at Southern Garrett High School in the cafeteria. The Strategic Facilities Committee (appointed by the Garrett County Board of Education to develop a long-term facilities plan for the school system) Recommendations and Final Report will be presented at this meeting at approximately 6:15 p.m. The complete agenda can be found here.

A state rating system, introduced last year, gives Maryland public schools one to five stars based on a variety of criteria — from student achievement on tests and attendance to whether students are offered a well-rounded curriculum. The map indicating ratings, and including Garrett County, is below:

Maryland Public Schools Star Rating 2019