Wednesday October 31

The weather for today will be partly sunny, with a high near 63. and a low of 55. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph. And a 30% chance of precipitation after 5pm.

Happy Halloween to all.  We wish you all a safe and fun holiday!

Today’s Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is the final outdoor market of the season.  It runs from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the downtown pavilion in Oakland.  There will be indoor markets on select dates over the winter starting November 17th.

Five new members were inducted into the Garrett College Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday evening, including:  Darryl Dupert, baseball (1987-89); Marcia DeBerry Knepp, women’s basketball (1989-91); Lawrence Nesselrodt, baseball (1979-81) and coach (1985-93); Ernie Shotwell, baseball (1973-75); and Erica McBride Stewart, women’s basketball and volleyball (1997-99). Congratulations to all of these exceptional individuals.

There’s a number of children’s activities today at the Oakland, Friendsville and Accident branches of the Ruth Enlow Library.

The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting workshops around the state for prospective applicants for the fiscal year 2019 Capital Grant Program for historic preservation projects. This grant is a competitive funding program for construction projects on buildings or structures on or eligible for the Maryland Register. I am guessing we definitely have some structures in the area that qualify.

There is a new listing in our online marketplace: a 2013 Buick Enclave. Take a look!

There’s a Women’s Networking Lunch this Thursday at Noon at Ace’s Run Restaurant and Pub. I bet you can still RSVP and attend.  I have heard nothing but good comments about these monthly events.  Contact Terah Crawford at 301.487.4914 for more information.

On a more ominous note, did you hear that famous Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger died yesterday in the prison in nearby Bruceton Mills, West Virginia (off of I 68, on the way towards Morgantown). It was apparently his first (and last) day at the prison where it looks like he may have been murdered. He was made famous as the subject of the Oscar-winning film “The Departed” and was also played by Johnny Depp in the film “Black Mass.” Fortunately, we don’t have any prisons in Garrett County and I like it that way.

Here’s a reprint of today’s Halloween activities again for our readers:

Trick or Treat
Southern Garrett Rescue Squad @5pm-6:30pm

Arrowhead Market Trick or Treat
Arrowhead Market @5pm -7pm

Candy Giveaway
Oakland Lowe’s @5pm-7pm

✭Town of Friendsville Trick or Treat
Friendsville Town Limits @5:30pm-7:30pm

✭Town of Grantsville Trick or Treat
Grantsville Town Limits @5:30pm-7pm

✭Town of Mountain Lake Park Trick or Treat
Mountain Lake Park Town Limits @5:30pm-6:30pm

✭Town of Oakland Trick or Treat
Oakland Town Limits @5:30pm-7pm

Divine Hope Church Trunk-or-Treat
110 Weber Road Oakland, MD 21550 @5:30 – 7pm
Also giving away Bibles and food; for more information: 240.321.4673

✭Town of Accident Trick or Treat
Accident Town Limits @6pm

Trunk or Treat
Eastern Garrett Volunteer Fire Dept @6pm-8pm

Fall Festival
Accident Fire Hall @7pm-9pm
Glow in the dark room, hay ride (weather permitting), photo booth and refreshments available. Sponsored by Accident Community Planning Group and Ruth Enlow Library (Accident Branch).

Mad Hatter Halloween Party
MoonShadow @8pm-11pm
A SPOOKY TEA PARTY with DJ/HOST: KRISS LOORE. Vintage halloween clips on the big screen, games, costume contest, spooky stories, & more! $5 cover

Here is a sunset photo I captured last evening:

Sunset at Deep Creek Lake, MD

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