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Yesterday was another great day around the lake, with temperatures reaching the mid-80s.  Today we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees and a low of about 61, with the wind picking up later in the day.

Just in time for the season, a number of local eateries are now providing outdoor seating options in addition to carry-out.  I know Manor Steakhouse is, as is Dutch’s and Greene Turtle, plus Moonshadow and Mountain State. Check out our dining guide and be sure to call in advance to confirm a specific establishment’s availability.  And, don’t forget it is summer season, so expect crowds at peak times.

Speaking of food, the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is open today from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in downtown Oakland.  They always have an array of good local and regional produce and other goodies.

The Baltimore Sun reported 500 new cases of the coronavirus yesterday, while the state’s hospitalizations from COVID-19 remained beneath 1,000. Things continue to look up locally and in the state.

Members of the Town of Oakland’s Clean and Green Team recently cleaned up planters and filled them with flowers so they can be placed throughout the downtown area. This year the flowers were purchased with funds raised by the Clean and Green Team at The Tucker County “Run For it” last September. The Clean and Green Team is one of several revitalization teams formed in 2016 to assist with revitalization projects for Oakland. Keep an eye out for the planters and thanks Clean and Green Team!

Oakland Green Team planters 6-9-20

Planters in Downtown Oakland

The Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting previously scheduled for June 16th has been cancelled.  The next scheduled Public Meeting will be held on Monday, July 6th  beginning at 4:00 pm.