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Thank You Veterans!

Happy Veterans Day to all that have served our country and it’s citizens!  We appreciate you and yours and recognize we are the land of the free because of the brave! Thank you all for your service and I especially wish to recognize those that sacrificed all.

Yesterday was another great day weather-wise.  Today we can expect patchy fog in the morning with rain and highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Tonight we will have rain with lows in the 40s.

Did you know that on November 11, 1918, president Woodrow Wilson declared Armistice Day on the one-year anniversary of the end of combat in World War I? Armistice Day evolved into Veterans Day. The ending of the first world war over 100 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, is the reason this day is used by our nation as a holiday to honor our veterans. Now you know.

With coronavirus cases rising, sending more Marylanders to hospitals and intensive care units, Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon announced a tightening of restrictions on restaurants and sought to discourage large family gatherings and parties. Here’s a link to a Baltimore Sun article with the scoop.

If you know Sarah and I, or are a long-time reader, you know we are both very passionate about entrepreneurship.  We have worked separately and together to help support entrepreneurs and small business formation in Garrett County and the region.  That is one reason this study caught my attention and I am sharing it: The study by Self, Inc. found there  are 112,760 female business owners in Maryland, which amounts to 41.4% of all business owners in the state. Out of all states, Maryland reports the 5th highest percentage of female business owners.

And, speaking of female entrepreneurs: While the Festival of Trees has been cancelled due to the pandemic, Deep Creek Lavender Farm (owned by Anne Davidson) will be open Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm., for holiday shopping. Because they feel the Dove Center provides a much needed service for our community and their main fund raiser is Festival of Trees, they will be donating 10% of their weekend sales to the Dove Center.  A donation jar will be available if you would like to make additional contributions. Way to go Anne.

While you are out and about shopping on Black Friday weekend (or any time), please be sure to visit and shop all our local retail establishments.  Our advertisiers are listed here.  Shop local and support the Deep Creek Lake area and please tell them Deep Creek Times sent ya!

Finally today, here’s a nice fall Kayak photo submitted by Eric Williams.  Not sure who the subject is, but it is well framed and shows the autumn light perfectly.  Thanks Eric.

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Fall on the Lake