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The weather today will be sunny with a high near 72 and a low around 60.

A gorgeous view of the Deep Creek Lake State Park by Shealee Brown Photography:

ShealeeBrownPhotography at Deep Creek Lake, MD State Park

The next Choose Civility discussion will be tonight, September 25, from 6:00-7:00pm at the Oakland Ruth Enlow Library. The topic will be “What Is America?”

Pumpkin season is upon us at Double Oak Farms! More Pumpkins, Mums and Gourds Added to the SELF SERVE location. Open daily: daylight to dark across from Lee’s Corner Market in Swanton.

The 18th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in Baltimore.  MDE would like to extend this invitation to all high school students.

Garrett County Public Schools will once again participate in the “Maryland Farm to School Week” from September 30th – October 4th. The school system will serve the following:
All week – cheese curds from High Country Creamery
Monday – Italian sausages from The Butcher Block and fresh pears
Tuesday – hamburgers from The Butcher Block, lettuce and tomatoes from Garrett Growers, and fresh melon
Wednesday – goat cheese from Fire Fly Farms, fresh apples, and buckwheat brownies made with flour from Stanton Mills
Thursday –sausage patties from Working H Meats and maple syrup from Steyer Brothers
Friday – smoked pork from Working H Meats using GCPS’s own BBQ sauce.

WV Division of Forestry has implemented a statewide ban on open burning (with the exception of camping fires on State land). “We have a very explosive situation right now…it is for the protection of the public and their private property.” As you know, we are surrounded on two sides of the county by the state of West Virginia — it is very dry out here!