Wednesday July 21

Jul 21, 2021

The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms and a widespread haze mainly before 2pm. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74 and a low around 53. Light west wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

I saw this interesting find today: A listing for 5 vintage placemats from The Chimney Corner in Red House, Maryland. Does anyone remember this location?

Garrett County Public Schools does not intend to provide a virtual option this fall. GCPS will provide full in-person instruction five days a week with normal school operating hours and full access to campuses and facilities.

The school system is also now enrolling new students who are returning from parent home instruction or those who are attending this year from another school system. GCPS is also enrolling students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the first time. A new enrollment interest form is available for easy access.

Dot Sisler shared this bright, red sunset photo with us! We are seeing a haze and a change in the color of the sun due to the continued wildfires out West. “Due to the fact that smoke particles are small and light, they can be transported hundreds if not a few thousand miles away from their source,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex DaSilva explained.

CSX Transportation has announced road closure in August at Swanton Hill for track repairs.

The Delta COVID-19 variant has been identified in Garrett County.

This week is the Maryland Buy Local Challenge. The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market: 2021 Summer Market is today from 10am – 1pm.

We’re so happy to see the State Parks holding events daily!

It’s an Animal Rescue! Garrett County Animal Shelter presentation at Friendsville Ruth Enlow Library today at 3pm.

The Gathering is tonight!

Live music continues outdoors at Wisp Resort! Tonight at 6:30pm is fan-favorite The Remedy.