Wednesday July 8

Today’s weather includes a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2:00 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 60%, mainly before 8:00 pm.

Here’s a nice photo of one of our Deep Creek Lake locals near Beckman’s Peninsula, as submitted by reader Lynn Murphy.  This fellow is kinda bald, just like me, but we are BOTH good looking (at least my wife thinks so)!

DCL Bald Eagle L Murphy

DCL Bald Eagle


According to the Baltimore Sun, Maryland confirmed 492 new cases and 19 new fatalities from the coronavirus Tuesday, pushing the state’s caseload beyond 70,000 as daily counts of new infections trend downward.

WalletHub just updated a study of all 50 states and the District of Columbia ranking least to most coronavirus restrictions, based on over a dozen parameters.  Click here to see the report and find out where Maryland (and other states) ranked. Hint: If you think more restrictions are good, we did well…

The Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is open today from 10:00 am – 1::00 pm in downtown Oakland.  Here’s the link.

Just a reminder that many local restaurants are now open for indoor/outdoor seating .  Here’s a release from Mountain State Brewing Company. It’s also Pasta Night at Ace’s Run. The Manor Steakhouse is also open for carry-out, inside dining and outside dining this evening through the weekend.  Other restaurants open as well, call to confirm hours.

A little bragging for Deep Creek Times Online Marketplace here: We posted a boat for sale in our Online Marketplace the other day.  It was a 1992 Cobalt 206. Well, we just heard from the seller and it already sold.  I was going to highlight it in today’s Daily Notes but now it is a moot point.  Here’s a link to Online Marketplace and other “stuff” for sale.  Check ’em out…

Finally today, a special guest blog,  courtesy of Sarah Sackett, eight years old, from Carroll County, along with a photo taken by her Mom, Amanda:

“Are you looking for an escape from the stresses of coronavirus and a reward for surviving homeschooling?  If so, I highly recommend visiting Deep Creek Lake. The slower pace of sitting on the dock, dipping my feet in the water while watching all the wildlife was exactly what I needed.  My six-year-old brother Stephen says, ‘spending time relaxing with friends and family is my favorite part.’  What is your favorite thing about Deep Creek Lake?”

Sackett Children 7-8-20

“Sitting on the Dock of the Lake”