Yesterday was cool and nice, but with some cloud cover.  When I was at Wisp in the afternoon I saw some folks boarding and skiing on the slopes.  Today’s weather will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48 and a low around 24. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. A chance of rain and snow before 2am, then a chance of freezing rain. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

There are some great lake-area photo opportunities available to us in the winter months.  Here’s a photo we received yesterday from Marcia C. showing the frozen lake and mountains on a brisk early morning.  Thanks for sharing Marcia. Nice work!

Morning Deep Creek Lake, MD Photo from Marcia C.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting public comment on the proposed 2019-2020 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons. The comment period continues until noon on March 15th.  This link has more information including timing for each of the respective seasons.

So, why do you live in Garrett County? Or, why do you have a second home here or visit?  You can give your opinions to some questions about what makes Garrett County, Garrett County and what are some of the challenges, at this evening’s Choose Civility session at the Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland branch from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to all.

There’s Team Trivia at the Greene Turtle this evening from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Fun game with 20 questions for each team, which can be of any size.

Media professionals Dylan Jones and Nikki Forrester, of Highland Outdoors magazine will co-present as part of the Garrett College Adventure Sports colloquium series on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30 pm.  Their presentation will take place in Room 1013 in the Center for Adventure and Outdoor Studies (CAOS) building on the McHenry campus and will focus on the impact Adventure Sports has had on their careers, business and life. This event is open to all. Contact the Garrett College Adventure Sports office at 301.387.3330 for more information.

The Garrett County Steps to Better Health Committee has announced Saturday, April 13th, as the date for the next Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival. The 2019 event takes place at the CARC (Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex) at Garrett College in McHenry from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm that day.

Speaking of Garrett College, a number of GC students participated in the 21st annual Maryland State Police/Natural Resources Police Deep Creek Dunk this past weekend. The students raised $400 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. These are good “kids” doing good things so I wanted to recognize them here. In the first row (left to right), presenting the donation to Special Olympics Maryland are: Brandon Jackson, student activities manager at GC; Hannah Lowdermilk, Kendra Friend, Haley Lowdermilk, Sydney Friend, Alyssa Bahner, Katelyn Tasker.  Back row: Trevor Byler, Jeff Abel, Special Olympics Maryland; Brian Crowder, Patrick Duggan, Seth Adams. They look cold, but they are all smiling!  Thank you to the students and all the “dunkers” this weekend.

Garrett College at the Deep Creek Dunk in Deep Creek Lake, MD