Wednesday September 8

Sep 8, 2021

The weather today will be a slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Increasing clouds, with a high near 76 and a low of 55. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

As Garrett County Public School gets underway this week, this means that motorists will again be sharing the road with the school buses. If a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing motorists meeting or overtaking the bus are required to stop at least 20 feet from the bus in either direction. The only exception is when there is a physical barrier dividing a four-lane roadway, then only vehicles following the bus are required to stop.

Here’s info on what’s at the Mountain Frest Farmers Market this week! Also, the recipes from their 2019 (and 2018) (and 2017) (and 2016) newsletters have been compiled into a downloadable booklet format. You can print these off to make a handy guide or even as a gift for a friend.

It’s not too late to register to attend this year’s Leadership Garrett County, a program developed and managed by Garrett College in partnership with the Garrett County Department of Business Development. Hear from local dignitaries, travel to and learn about local institutions, participate in lectures, and network with other emerging leaders in the class. The class meets monthly.

Texas Eastern Transmission will be performing maintenance, replacement and repair work to pipes and casings on Buffalo Run Road in Garrett County.  This work will close the road beginning Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12 p.m. and will continue through Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The 17th annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, benefiting HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) is this weekend! Featuring beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines to taste from Maryland and national wineries, a lounge to watch college football games and purchase beer on tap, a cigar bar, live entertainment, food, silent auction, wine store, wine pairing dinners, lodging packages and more! The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Committee is requiring all vendors, sponsors, wine reps, volunteers, and committee members to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be provided at each table, and the booth spaces will be spaced further apart than normal. We recommend that in between tastings to wear a mask. Disposable masks will be available (while supplies last). Things will be a bit different this year, but the fun will remain the same! Thank you for your support and patience!

NOTE: The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has cancelled their annual kick-off dinner and craft show at the fairgrounds scheduled during the annual Autumn Glory celebration. The Oakland Volunteer Fire Department has also cancelled Fireman’s Parade and Oktoberfest events (typically on Thursday evening of the annual event).

As far as I have heard, the Town of Oakland is still planning on the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, October 16, 2021. We will keep you posted!

Thanks to David Tungate for sharing this photo of his son Max and the dog Loma enjoying lake life!

Check out the online marketplace for a bowrider boat that was recently listed!

At 11:00 am it’s Story Time in Grantsville today! Also, at 4:30 pm, the monthly Lego Club meets in Kitzmiller. At Friends of the Library Meeting to benefit the Ruth Enlow Library (virtual only).