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Yesterday started off sunny but it turned cloudy by late morning.  Today we have a chance of rain, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 11:00 am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced yesterday that the state would by the end of April double the amount of mass coronavirus vaccination clinics in the state by opening, or expanding existing, clinics in six of its most populous counties.

Locally, Garrett County has a 7-day case rate of 7.39 per 100,000; 1,889 confirmed positive tests to-date; 61 COVID-related deaths to-date; zero current COVID-related hospitalizations; 35,407 COVID-19 tests administered to-date; and 24.3% of the County population has been vaccinated to-date.  Thanks go out to all involved at every level of testing, treatment and vaccination.  We appreciate you!

Consulting firm 1:1 decided to look at the number of searches for the most common keywords used by consumers searching on Google for a golf course to play, comparing 2019 searches to 2020.  Searches for Maryland courses were up a very respectable 80% year-over-year.

A shout-out to the Garrett College Lady Lakers basketball team. They have been hard at work since early this fall, with many practices in preparation for this shortened season.  The Lady Laker’s record is currently 3-3.  “We have been improving as a team each game, and everyone on the team plays an important role,” according to Head Coach J.T. Lewis.

Even as the snow season seems to be coming to an end this year, many will never forget the massive blizzard of 1996 that paralyzed the state for days on end with record snowfalls.  Here’s a link if you want to check it out.

I heard from Kelly McDonagh at St Peters in Oakland about a virtual conference being put on by the Augustine Institute. The virtual bible conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 27th and is free on Zoom.  Here’s the scoop on registration.