The weather for today will be cloudy, with a high near 40 and a low around 31. A chance of rain before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow with little or no snow accumulation expected.

We just heard from Terry Helbig at the Oakland B&O Museum that the museum had a record number of visitors in 2018. The figures for 2018 surpassed the 2017 visitation (of 6500) and came in at 8348.  Terry attributes the increase to the great work of volunteers, donors and the new 1920 Baldwin locomotive. Congratulations to all involved in this great community asset. Well done.

Congratulations to Fran M who has won our December “Where Am I?” contest. Make sure you get over to the page to enter your guess for this month’s quiz!

The Department of Natural Resources invites all to celebrate 2019 in the Great Outdoors.  They are offering deals on their 2019 calendar, which includes photos from their photo contest winners, as well as their magazine.  Check out their New Year’s message for information on those and more on enjoying the outdoors in 2019.

Congratulations to James Mullenax, the newest member of our Deep Creek Times team, who we just contracted with to help maintain our events, movies and other content.  Please keep sending in your announcements and events to us at info@deepcreektimes.com and congratulate James if you see him around town.  Welcome aboard!

The County Commissioners have released the agenda for the January 7th commissioners meeting starting at 3:00 pm in the courthouse. The agenda includes sessions on the Ruth Enlow Library’s Choose Civility Campaign as well as an administrative update from the Department of Planning and Land Management.

St. Peter the Apostle Parish is looking for gently used, clean coats to provide warmth to those in need in Garrett County. If you wish, you may also provide gloves, hats, scarves, or even a brand new coat.  The drive will run through January 7th and can be dropped off at the parish office in Oakland. Items will be distributed during the January Food Connect on January 9th and at the January Community Supper on the 14th.