Wednesday June 27

Yesterday was a nice day; a little cooler though. Today’s weather will be showers and thunderstorms likely with a high near 72 and a low around 63. Rainfall could be heavy at times.

I hope you all voted in the primary yesterday. Thanks to all those that put their “hat in the ring” and ran for office. Locally, the commissioner race was tight in District 3; unofficial results are:

Commissioner District 1
Republican – Larry Tichnell
Democrat – Judy Carbone

Commissioner District 2
Republican – Paul Edwards

Commissioner District 3
Republican – Jim Hinebaugh

Want to travel the world with Girl Scout troop 1615?  Join them today in Friendsville as they travel from Australia to Tanzania to Russia, Brazil and China too.

It’s Locals’ Day at Mountain State Brewing Company, Crab Cake Night at Black Bear, Pasta Night at Ace’s, Steak Night at Penn Alps and there are discounts at Smiley’s and Pine Lodge Steak House.  Check out our dining guide for locations and contact information.

There’s Unplugged Bluegrass starting at 6:00pm at MoonShadow this evening and Team Trivia at the Greene Turtle starting at 7:00pm.

New Germany State Park just announced their lineup of events (most are free) for the rest of June and early July.  Some interesting activities including volleyball, owl spotting and some nice music, among other things.

A little history here from friend and historian Al Feldstein.  Here’s a photo, perhaps from the late 1800s/early 1900s, of Maple Street in downtown Friendsville.

Downtown Friendsville 1800s - Al Feldstein

Garrett College, in collaboration with Widmyer Driving School, LLC, will be offering Maryland Driver Education in a variety of settings in July:  July 9th – 20th, 9:00am to 12:00 noon at the Southern Outreach Center (old Oakland Armory); July 16th – 27th, 5:30pm – 8:45pm at the main campus in McHenry; and July 30th through August 10th, 9:00am to 12:00 noon at the main campus in McHenry. Call 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will hold a State of the County at the next Business Before Hours on Tuesday, July 10th, from 8:00am – 9:30am in the Crawford room at Wisp Resort.

Sharing a special video that brought tears to my eyes for a number of reasons, including their passion for their “mission,” and my passion for entrepreneurship.  We all have unlimited possibilities for our lives.

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