Wednesday March 17

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Yesterday was mixed: clouds, then a little rain, then the sun came out.  Today, expect patchy drizzle and areas of fog before 10:00 am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 60 degrees. Tonight we will have showers, mainly after 2:00 am with a low around 44.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day folks.  Saint Patrick’s Day is a feast day honoring St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity.  Just thought I would share a little history to complement all of the modern revelry.  Have a great day!

United Way in Maryland yesterday announced a joint effort to survey families affected by the pandemic throughout the state. The COVID-19 Survey will aim to gather information from residents about how their employment, housing and basic needs have been impacted. This survey is confidential; no private information will be shared. For more information, and to help United Way in Maryland accurately assess the need in their communities, visit

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is collecting information from Chamber members for in-county events running from May 2021 – May 2022, and select events* will be printed free of charge in the upcoming 2021/2022 Activities Guide. To submit your event for the Activities Guide, please send the event name, date and website url or a phone number to close of business today. Just the event name, date and a website url or a phone number are needed and will be printed.

Deep Creek Lake area real estate is hot at present so I thought I would share a new study from Inspection Support Network looking at the U.S. locations with the most, and fewest, homes for sale. At the national level, a combination of strong demand and weak supply resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has drained inventory and pushed prices to record highs. However, not all real estate markets have been affected to the same degree. In Maryland, there was an average of 11,834 active listings per month in 2020. Altogether, there were 81 active listings per 10,000 owner-occupied homes, compared to the national average of 124. Out of all states, Maryland has the 5th fewest homes for sale. Interesting.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, in collaboration with Morgan State University and University of Maryland Global Campus, Maryland Public Television (MPT) invites you to join them for a special event honoring the legacy of Black women suffragists and their impact on the leaders of today.  The virtual event will take place starting at 7:00 pm on March 31st.  Sounds interesting.  Here’s the link to register.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has sure been busy.  Here’s the latest trout stocking efforts in Garrett County as of yesterday:

  • Accident Pond: 700 golden and rainbow trout
  • Bear Creek Closure 1 until 5:30 a.m. 3/27/21): 3,000 golden and rainbow trout
  • Broadford Lake: 3,000 golden and rainbow trout
  • Glades Park Pond (Youth & Blind): 800 golden and rainbow trout
  • Herrington Lake: 1,500 golden and rainbow trout
  • Mill Run Closure 1 until 5:30 a.m. 3/27/21): 1,000 golden and rainbow trout
  • Piney Reservoir: 1,000 golden and rainbow trout

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all…

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