Yesterday was cold with flurries throughout the day. A slight chance of snow showers today before 2pm. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -11. West wind 16 to 18 mph. Tonight will be a chance of snow showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -4. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wind chill advisory in effect until 11:00am today.

A group of MBA students at Frostburg State University is seeking information from employers and employees, both in paper format and digitally, to not only determine workforce needs in the region, but also to gauge the discrepancy between unfilled regional positions and unemployed regional workers. They are working with Garrett County Economic Development and other organizations to gain insight into these important workforce development issues.  Click here for more information and for links to the two surveys.

I bet you didn’t know today is Oreo Cookie Day?  Well it is and here’s some key facts for you to ponder and use to impress your friends and family: Oreo’s were first manufactured in 1912 and they are now available in over 100 countries! They are also the best-selling cookies in the world, with over $2 billion in annual sales.  So, go ahead and break your keto diet and have an Oreo today to celebrate.

There’s haddock at the lake!  Actually, cooked haddock at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Oakland for their annual Lenten Friday Fish Dinners.  It’s a good deal, goes to a worthy cause and you can even do take-out. Dinners are served 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm most Fridays (take-out open at 4:15). Contact Donna at 703.795.2198 or donna@garrettsstpeter.com for more information.

As a result of local eighth grader Caroline Argabrite’s award winning contributions to promoting literacy and integrating technology to help serve the organization’s mission, The Reading Station will receive a $10,000 prize from U.S. Cellular at 5:15 pm on March 21st at the Oakland U.S. Cellular store (13180 Garrett Highway). The public is invited to attend the event, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about the organization’s efforts to promote literacy in Garrett County. Nice Job Caroline!

I know we have some very engaged readers, especially when it comes to helping the lake-area succeed from an economic development perspective, so I thought I would mention that Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) is presenting a workshop downstate on March 22nd that has been created to provide participants with an introduction and overview of how Maryland practices economic development. Here’s more information on the workshop and registration.

ATTENTION ALL READERS: We have still have lift tickets (2), ski/snowboard rentals (2) and tube park (3) vouchers to give away!  We will bundle the two lift/two rental vouchers into one prize and the three tubing vouchers into another prize.  So, two (2) of our readers can WIN. If you want to enter, please complete this form or send us an email to info@deepcreektimes.com by Midnight Friday, 3/8 with your requested prize in the subject line AND tell us one thing you really like/love about the Deep Creek Lake area. We will randomly pick one winner in each category!

Check out this photo by Dot Sisler — Wisp looked pretty cool with the blowing snow moving off the mountain yesterday.

Dot Sisler - Wisp Resort at Deep Creek Lake, MD