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Yesterday was a nice day, though pretty cool. Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 48. and a low around 33.

Attention all parents, teachers, and children’s book nerds! The Grantsville branch of the Ruth Enlow Library is holding a “What’s New: Picture Book Edition” that will introduce you to new and noteworthy picture books you may want to reserve for your kids.  Registration is required.

There will be a “Get to Know Your Lions Club” open house and information event this evening at Garrett College in the auditorium from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Various chapters from throughout Garrett and Allegany counties will be there to talk to prospective members and provide information to others. I can say that the Lions is one of the great community organizations in the area and they do some really great work.  Stop by and check them out.

If you play an instrument and want to “jam” with some others, the monthly Acoustic Rock Jam is taking place this evening at MoonShadow from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  If trivia is more to you liking, check-out Team Trivia at the Greene Turtle, also in McHenry and also from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Theater on The Lake (TOTL) is back and they just announced programs for this summer season at Deep Creek Lake. Here’s a link to their season programming. Definitely some nice material.

As you may be aware, March is Womens’ History Month across the US. If you are a regular reader you know that entrepreneurship and small business creation is one of my passions, so I thought I would share this from SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Michelle Christian: “Women entrepreneurs make up a growing share of U.S. small business owners. The American Express 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses report estimates that women own 12.3 million companies in the U.S. – compare that to 1972 when there were only 402,000 women-owned businesses. Today, women employ more than 9.2 million people and generate $1.7 trillion in revenue. Last year, 1,821 women-owned businesses were launched every day. Despite these numbers, and while women make up more than 50 percent of the US population, only 29 percent are business owners.”  I know a number of women-owned businesses in Garrett County, including Brenda’s Pizzeria, Ace’s Run, Trader’s Coffee House, MoonShadow Cafe, A Touch of Class Limousines, Mountain State Brewing Company, Shaffer Ford, the newly opened Free State Cooperage and of course, Curb Appeal Marketing, owned by my business partner and Deep Creek Times co-owner, Sarah Myers, just to name a few off the top of my head. There are many more and more in the works…

The newest Wildfulness podcast episode, #48 Deciphering The Dawn Chorus & the Words of Birds, is now live on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, GooglePlay, etc. (Search Wildfulness.) Fascinating!

There is a job fair in Cumberland tomorrow – sponsored by MD DLLR – looks like a lot of employers will be there.

17-year old Cody Clayton Eagle, from nearby Morgantown, WV has made it through American Idol auditions to go to Hollywood!