The weather certainly has changed: When I left work last evening my car had an icy slush on it. Today’s weather will be partly sunny, with a high near 31 and a low of 25. Tonight has chance of freezing rain and sleet, mainly after 4am.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING: Heavy mixed precipitation possible and total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two-tenths of an inch are possible. There is still uncertainty regarding precipitation types and amounts with this system.

It’s Customer Appreciation Day today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Deep Creek Lake branch of First United Bank.  They just redesigned the whole branch layout and it looks really great. Check it out and take a chance on winning a big prize as well.

There’s a number of events going on at the various branches of the Ruth Enlow Library today, including programming for children and adults, and culminating in a meet/greet/Q&A with local author Ellen Callahan in the evening.

Go North young wo/man, go North. There’s a Greater Grantsville Business Association (GGBA) networking event this evening at the Cornucopia Cafe starting at 6:00 pm.

The Board of Garrett County Commissioners has approved the creation of a County Communications Office. This office will proactively provide government information to the public and will be staffed by one part-time employee: Deep Creek Times’ own Sarah Myers! Sarah will help the County fulfill its strategic plan and tactical communications goals. Congratulations Sarah!

Due to the threat of inclement weather tomorrow, the Cat Wars event has been canceled. The organizers hope to reschedule in the spring.

Our Town Theater in Oakland is presenting Trouble in Gooseland this Friday evening at 7:00 pm and this Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm. This is a children’s show and is less than one hour in length.

Congrats to the Garrett Regional Medical Center Loar Auxilary for earning the Maryland State Achievement award!

We shared this cute little guy on Instagram –the puppers Oakley swims in 21-degrees at Deep Creek Lake, MD! Photo by Randy Krom.

Oakley Swims in 21-degrees at Deep Creek Lake, MD from Randy Krom