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Yesterday was nice – cool and sunny.  Today we have a chance of showers after 1:00 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 53 degrees. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50% during the day. Tonight expect rain with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

I can’t believe it is already Thanksgiving week and the month of November is just about over.  Anybody else feel that way?

We want you to make a commitment to staying active and enjoying the wonderful outdoors! Buy a black DCT “Turkey Day 5k” t-shirt for $22 and we will donate 15% of the profits to the upcoming House of Hope Food Drive. Message us today to buy your t-shirt! (And, keep an eye out for more virtual DCT fun!)

Unfortunately and understandably, the Allegany Arts Council has decided that it is necessary to cancel their 2020 Holiday Market. Although disappointed to let go of this fun and festive tradition, they assure us that they will be hard at work planning new ways to keep the arts alive in our region during these challenging times. For those who have already submitted information, refunds and arrangements will be made directly with the individual artist.

The Garrett County Health Department has been notified of an additional death due to COVID-19, bringing the total county deaths to four. Please be careful over the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond. Visit for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information. Additional local testing events are being planned and will be announced as plans are finalized.

This recent cartoon in the Wall Streey Journal actually makes some sense during these crazy times!


This cartoon is right-on in 2020!

Don’t forget that this Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business. Please start with small businesses in Garrett County., including those that advertise and support Deep Creek Times.

And speaking of local small businesses, Deep Creek Lake Concierge says you still have time to decorate for the holdiays…and they can help.  Check out their site and spend time with your family instead of shopping/decorating.  Check out their site for an impressive list of services, from shopping, to excursions, to decorating for you.

OK, so you’re not going out and about much for the holiday and/or have some extra time on your hands. Something different to do as you stay home would be nice, right?  Check out this Census site showing all sorts of cool graphs, visualizations and infographics. There will be a test…

Thank you Lions.  Did you know that the Grantsville Lions have been installing the Grantsville Town Christmas decorations for the past 40+ years. The first decorations were plastic Santa Clauses, and the Lions Club has upgraded the decorations at least three times in the immediate past.  One of the upgrades resulted from a community fund drive which raised enough money to install new decorations and permanent electric hookups. This is another of the many service projects done by the Grantsville Lions Club. For more information about joining the club, contact membership chair, Lion Mike Downton at 301.895.3168 or assistant secretary PDG Gerry Beachy at 301.707.7200.

In keeping with our regular weekly schedule, Sarah will be penning Daily Notes for Thursday, so I want to wish all of our readers and their families a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving. Gobble, Gobble…