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Late yesterday afternoon some ominous clouds rolled in, followed by winter lightning, then the wind came. The weather for today will be snow showers. The temperature falling to around 22 by 5pm and low around 16. Breezy, with a west wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible today and 2 to 4 inches possible tonight.

Congratulations to Northern Garrett High School senior Bradie Moore, who has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Garrett College next season. We wish him and the college great success in coming seasons. Go Lakers!

The Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library is holding their monthly S.T.E.A.M. Kids today from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  This is for children six and older and allows children to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math- related activities.

We just heard from Justin Liller at Railey Realty that a marketing consultant will be holding a free marketing seminar for small business owners at Railey in their conference room Friday, January 11th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm as part of a state-wide “tour.” Message the Liller Facebook page to register.

Schoolhouse Earth in Friendsville and their sister store, Gourmet and More, in McHenry are holding their After Christmas sales with 20% to 60% off select items.  Both places are really unique and fun to just go in and browse. And, don’t forget it’s Senior Night tonight at Dutch’s and Locals Wednesday at Mountain State Brewing Company. Check out those and other dining specials at our Specials Page right here!

If you are looking for something different to do this Saturday, and maybe take the kids or grand kids to, consider this one: GEARS Inc. and Garrett College will be hosting the 2019 Mountain Maryland FTC Regional Robotics Qualifier at the CARC.  I was at last year’s event and there are some VERY smart and talented kids that participate at this event, including seven teams from Garrett County.  Click here for the schedule and more information.

We just heard that State Troopers from the McHenry Barracks are investigating a malicious destruction of property and theft that occurred between January 1st and 2nd at the Maryland Welcome Center off westbound Interstate 68. Anyone with information should contact Trooper First Class Whetzel or the Duty Officer at 301.387.1101. Ironic and sad that someone did damage to the welcome center don’t you think?