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Yesterday we got some much needed rain throughout the day.  Today will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 58 degrees. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

DC Fireplace & Outdoor

As the lake-area weather cools, we would like to celebrate and announce our newest advertiser on Deep Creek Times: Deep Creek Fireplace and Outdoor Store.  Deep Creek Fireplace and Outdoor Store is your one stop shop for all your fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and firepit needs. Please check out their showroom at the lake, where they have over 20 live burning fireplaces on display and an onsite propane filling station.

A “Walking Take Back” Event was held on Wednesday, September 16th, at the Farmers Market at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in Oakland. The Take Back was a joint event between the Garrett County Health Department and the Oakland City Police. A total of 5 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at the event!

Speaking of the Farmers Market, the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market will be held today at the Pavilion downtown from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Check out this link for information on offerings, vendors and guidelines.  Enjoy.

Plant a Tree! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ online tree seedling catalog for the John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery is now open and accepting orders for spring planting at nursery.dnr.maryland.gov . They are excited to offer several new species this year, along with their usual selection, to suit individual planting needs.

Jeany Blamble at Brenda’s Pizzeria sent us over this announcement for their upcoming Job Fair on October 3rd.  Looks like they have lots of openings at Brenda’s Pizzeria, Ace’s Run and their upcoming operation, Spillway Kitchen and Bar.  I know they have a great team and that Brenda treats her people right, so please spread the word.

Oct 3 Job Fair

Job Fair Opportunity

If you see Brenda or members of her management team, please put in a good word for me, as I am hoping they hire me as official taste tester for all of their great food.  I will work for FREE, but I want a business card that says “Semi Big Cheese” or maybe, “Mozzarella Mike,” to acknowledge my new status as their official quality control food taster. Now that I think of it, unlimited Tiramisu would be a very nice addition to my (lack of) compensation package.  Just sayin’…

In an effort to help educate and inform voters prior to the General Election on Tuesday, November 2nd, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual forum on Thursday, October 15th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., featuring the candidates for the At-Large seats on the Garrett County Board of Education. All three candidates have agreed to participate and the event is free and open to the public. The forum can be viewed on Zoom but attendees must register on the Chamber’s website at visitdeepcreek.com by October 14th to receive the link. It will also be live streamed on the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.