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The weather for today is clearing off from what seemed like years of rain (thank goodness!) … today will be increasing clouds, with a high near 61 and a low around 47. Chance of showers mainly between midnight and 4am.

I took this photo looking up from my deck this morning!

Looking up into blue sky and green tree leaves this morning in Deep Creek Lake, MD

Tomorrow, May 17, is National Bike to Work Day! Plan to ride your bike into work or just get out and cruise around the block. Biking is one of my favorite hobbies!

Cornerstone Family Medicine has announced they will be providing OB services at the Grantsville Medical Center. Read more on this announcement here.

Subway at the Lake has been renovated and is now open (under new ownership).

Are you interested in volunteering at the Discovery Center and/or Deep Creek Lake State Park? Or, just want to find out more about the volunteer group and what they do for the park? Plan to attend the quarterly meeting TONIGHT at 6:30 pm in the science room at the Discovery Center to learn more. No RSVP necessary.

Last minute tickets are still available for the next business casual networking social for the Deep Creek community – the Glade Garden Party! The 2019 “Social for the Locals” party generously hosted by North Glade Inn is on Tuesday, May 21!  Enjoy the homemade food, dance to the DJ, sing along to the band entertainment and swap stories with new friends over cocktails. We are Deep Creek and we can’t wait to meet you!

The Maryland State Police have announced that there will be a sobriety checkpoint at some point during the week of May 19, 2019 and May 25, 2019 in an attempt to reduce the number of drugged and drunken drivers on Garrett County Roadways.

The Appalachian Regional Commission announced the creation of a Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC). This group will develop recommendations for building a recovery ecosystem throughout Appalachia. This will be important work in reversing the opioid epidemic — I am blown away by the statistic that the 2017 death rate for opioid overdoses in Appalachian counties was 72 percent higher than non-Appalachian counties.

The Garrett County Celtic Festival contest is still open! Check out the Celtic Fest schedule at and email us the name of the monster kids will learn about at 11:00am. Winner will be randomly drawn from all correct entries received by Friday May 17th at 4:00pm EST.