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Today’s weather includes a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5:00 pm. Sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a mild southwest wind of 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. There’s a chance of evening showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3:00 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

I thought I would start you off with a nice sunrise photo today.  It was submitted by Elizabeth DeVoss and taken in the Wisp area.  Nice job and thanks for sharing Elizabeth!

Liz Devoss sunrise at lake 7-20-20

Sunrise at the Lake

Good news for Garrett College and our community. Garrett College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of six regional accrediting bodies across the nation. MSCHE’s accreditation decision covers the next eight years, with Garrett College’s next reaccreditation visit set to take place in 2028.  The Commission granted reaccreditation with no additional requirements.

The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is open today at the pavilion in downtown Oakland from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  They are following some specific precautions due to the pandemic.  Click here for details.

As of yesterday afternoon, the Garrett County Health Department received positive COVID-19 results for three additional people, bringing the current county total to 34. The new positive COVID-19 cases include:  An asymptomatic female in her 50’s, staff member at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, isolating at home; A male in his 50’s, with symptoms, isolating at home; A female in her 20’s, with symptoms, isolating at home.

Here’s a link to a great Deep Creek Lake vacation video as submitted by Karl Schmitt.  Looks like Karl and his family had a GREAT time!  Thanks for sharing Karl.

Here’s a link to another video, this time to a video of a bear and a lady with the bear really close.  This video is not from the Deep Creek Lake area, but I thought it was interesting.  I am not sure I could or would be so calm if a bear came right up next to be like that.

Finally today, the 2020 People’s Choice Challenge is starting soon.  This is Deep Creek Times’ exclusive and original celebration to recognize Deep Creek Lake area attractions, organizations, products/services and professional favorites. Nominations will be from July 29th through August 12th and voting will take place from August 17th through September 7th. More to follow in coming Daily Notes.

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