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Yesterday turned out to be a nice day, if a bit windy.  Today’s weather will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. There will be scattered thunderstorms and showers after 5:00 pm, with a low of about 62.

Here’s a nicely “framed” photo taken yesterday afternoon showing the sun and clear weather, as submitted by Ed O’Connor.  Nice job Ed and thanks for submitting.

by Ed Oconnor 6-2-20

A nice day at the lake

The 2020 Mountain Fresh Farmers Market Summer Season (Saturdays and Wednesdays) is happening!  The market is taking place today from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the pavilion by the town parking lot in downtown Oakland!  Check out the fresh veggies and other goodies for sale.  You can also go here for more information including guidelines to follow at the market due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s a housekeeping item:  We have been a bit delayed in getting out the Ace’s gift cards to winners of our photo contests, etc.  The reason has been due to the changing work environment due to the coronavirus.  I just got some Brenda’s Pizzeria cards instead (Ace’s is still closed) and will send those out instead so we can get you taken care of.  Just wanted winners to know I didn’t forget them. So, basically, the gift card is (almost) in the mail!

June is National Safety Month. With the U.S. devastated by the coronavirus pandemic this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Safest States in America  Here’s some interesting factoids for you:

Key Stats

  • South Dakota has the fewest murders and non-negligent manslaughters per 100,000 residents, 1.36, which is 8.4 times fewer than in Louisiana, the most at 11.37.
  • New Hampshire has the fewest thefts per 1,000 residents, 12.75, which is 2.8 times fewer than in New Mexico, the most at 35.55.
  • New Jersey has the most law-enforcement employees per 100,000 residents, 473, which is 2.2 times more than in Washington, the fewest at 211.
  • Delaware has the lowest share of high school students who were bullied online, 10.10 percent, which is 2.1 times lower than in Louisiana, the highest at 21.20 percent.

To view the full report and see Maryland’s rank, please visit:

Here’s a really nice sunset photo submitted a few days ago by Diane Defibaugh.  Nice work Diane and thanks for sharing.

May 2020 diane defibaugh

Sunset at Deep Creek Lake

Be safe, happy and healthy dear readers…