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A slight chance of rain on this Ash Wednesday; especially in the early afternoon. Warmer — a high of 54 and a low of 51. Note: Moderate to heavy rain should result in elevated river and stream levels, and a potential for flooding Thursday afternoon through Friday. A flood watch may be needed.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕

Garrett College is holding a talent show tonight from 8pm-10pm in the Auditorium. Questions? Contact Jacob Hannah at 301-387-3020 or at Jacob.hannah@garrettcollege.edu.

Our Town Theatre’s play Silent Sky opens tonight at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $8.00/each.You can make reservations by going online to www.ourtowntheatre.org or by calling the theatre’s answering machine (301-334-5640) and following the instructions.

Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) took a group of Northern and Southern Garrett High School students to see the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and a presentation of “Tosca” over the past weekend.

A small tech firm based in nearby Salisbury, PA is controlling the snow machines during the current 2018 Winter Olympics. It’s pretty neat to have a nearby Olympic connection!

Garrett County Commissioner Paul Edwards recently participated in Leadership Allegany! session on local government.

The state of Maryland has made Naloxone (a lifesaving medication that can quickly restore the breathing of a person experiencing an opioid overdose) available without a prescription beginning in June 2017. Now, the Garrett County Health Department is partnering with local pharmacies to distribute packets of information to clients who are purchasing Naloxone. For more information on this project, call the health department at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.

Hill has been named the Garrett College Head Golf Coach.

Salvation Army has started a campaign to collect 40 Items in 40 days. Starting today and for each day during Lent, simply place one gently used item you no longer need in a bag. Then, on Apr 1, you will have 40 items to donate. The closest Salvation Army in our area is in Kingwood, W.Va. However, I think this is a great way to get started on spring cleaning and, locally, we have the following donation centers: Christian Crossings in Loch Lynn, two Goodwill stores, St. Matthews Episcopal Church Nearly New Shop in Oakland, the Highland Thrift Shop in Grantsville and Pick of the Litter Thrift Shop in McHenry.

Donate 40 Items for 40 Days

Valentine’s Day Facts by Wallet Hub: $19.6B: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2018 ($143.56 per person celebrating) // $191 vs. $99: Men plan to spend nearly twice as much as women, on average, for Valentine’s Day 2018 // $8.5 Billion: Amount Americans will spend on jewelry ($4.7B), flowers ($2B) and candy ($1.8B) // 9 Million: Number of marriage proposals made each Valentine’s Day.