Wednesday October 30

Oct 30, 2019

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 61 and a low around 54. A chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

“Color in the Mist” by Mark Richards:

Mark Richards a Pop of Fall Color

Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked 600 rainbow trout yesterday in the Youghiogheny River at Friendsville.

AccuWeather offers a Halloween forecast to avoid being caught off-guard when the weather quickly changes while out Trick-or-Treating.

Maryland’s 16th annual black bear hunt has just ended. The largest bear taken weighed 539 pounds and was harvested in Garrett County by Carl Lee of Swanton. Another notable bear included a 529-pound bear, also taken in Garrett County, by Tyler Minnick of Grantsville.

The farmer’s market of the 2019 Summer Season will be today Wednesday, Oct 30th. The Winter Markets will be held indoors on select Saturdays at the Senior Center Building in Oakland.

The Washington Post published a story, stating the Maryland Department of the Environment is looking into a “seep from a riverbank at the Verso paper mill. The substance is leaking into the Potomac River. Verso is working to identify the substance and its origin”. An MDE spokesman says the riverbank is on the West Virginia side … near a tank that was used to store black liquor…

Don’t forget recipes from our 2018 newsletters have been compiled into a downloadable booklet format (2017 is here) and (2016 is here).

Congratulations to friend and colleague Mary Callis, who will be adding the responsibilities of the executive director for the performance arts center to be built at Garrett College to her duties as the executive director for the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF).