Yesterday was cold, windy and snowy, and hopefully another harbinger of a great local ski season. Today’s weather will be cloudy, with a high near 20 and a low around 17. Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Snowy Day in Deep Creek Lake, MD

As always, we try to keep you updated on the most recent and year to date snowfall totals each season. This morning, I am awaiting confirmation for the amounts in the last 24-hours but it will be updated as soon as possible.

There was a house fire on Penn Point Road in Oakland early yesterday.  While the house was a total loss, the occupant was alerted by the smoke alarm in the home.  Don’t forget to check your smoke alarms.

Good news: Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) recently unveiled a million-dollar fundraising campaign to purchase a new CT Scanner that will enhance patient care. Direct donations for the CT Campaign can be made online by visiting  www.grmc-wvumedicine.org.  Contact Steve Bortz of the GRMC Foundation at 301.533.4304 or sbortz@gcmh.com for more information.

Garrett College will host their first ever home wrestling match tonight, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 7pm vs. Penn State Fayette.

Pizza, pizza. The Home Schoolers Series will be held this afternoon from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Accident branch of the Ruth Enlow Library.  Home-schooled students will hear a brief lecture and then proceed to a local pizza place to create their own personal pan pizzas.  Preregistration required, so call this morning if interested.

Speaking of pizza, I heard that Brenda’s Pizza will be closed a few days this week – reopening Friday – as they get new flooring installed. Their full menu will be available at their carry out window during this time and Traders Coffee House is open and has limited seating.

Also at the library, the Cover2Cover Adult Book Club will meet at the Kitzmiller library this evening from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The book selection for this month will be Secrets of Garrett County: Little-Known Stories & Hidden History of Maryland’s Westernmost County by James Rada.  I have had the pleasure of meeting James at a workshop and also have read this book.  It is worth a read even if you can’t make tonight’s event, as it is filled with interesting tidbits, stories and history and is a very easy read.

There’s Team Trivia tonight at the Greene Turtle in McHenry from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm.  The casual team format makes for a relaxing time, along with the good food.

There’s an “Out of the Box Workshop: Time Management” this Thursday from 10:00 am-Noon at Garrett College.  Call 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

I just heard that Senator George Edwards and Delegate Wendell Beitzel have announced that they will hold their annual pre-legislative briefing on Monday, December 3rd starting at 6:30 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Garrett College GEIC Building, in Room 111. All citizens are encouraged to attend and are free to ask questions.