The Leigh Friend Solar Project is a new 3.2 megawatt DC (MWdc) community solar project located in Friendsville. With 9,300 ground-mounted solar modules, the project generates enough clean, renewable solar energy to power the equivalent of 405 homes per year.
State Farm Agent David Jochynek has opened an office in the Genus Center in Oakland, MD. He is taking over the book of business from the recently retired Rob Michael and plans to continue the legacy of community-oriented insurance services. State Farm offers a variety of policies based on customer needs, including financial services through partners at US Bank and Rocket Mortgage.
Elite Appalachian Development is a training service focused on improving the overall performance and athleticism of Youth Athletes. Now offering group sessions for middle and high school students at central gym location.
Deep Creek Time is offering a fun and socially distant event for our readers! Something to encourage fitness, the use of our natural parks and staying active through the holiday season!
Date: December 26 – December 31
Time: All – Day
Where: Deep Creek Lake, MD or wherever you are!
20%-off all shirt sales profits will go towards our non-profit selection, HART for Animals.
Ledo’s Pizza at Deep Creek Lake is opening a second location in LaVale at the former site of Pizza Hut along National Highway. Owner Mike Amezcua says they will be closing on the property around December 1st, and will rebuild on that site, beginning in April. The original Ledo’s Pizza at McHenry will remain open.
“The only thing good about 2020” .. a new restaurant accessible by boat opening mid-November. Located beside Ace’s Run Restaurant and Bar. “With limitless views of the lake our outdoor space has a sprawling 1700 sq. ft. deck featuring a 32 ft. linear, gas fire pit. It’s all built around the original inspiration… a delicious & diverse menu, craft beers & fresh-made craft cocktails.”
D’s Eats is owned and operated by Dalton Smith offering house-made seasonings and low-n-slow cooking techniques. D’s Eats offers pulled pork sandwiches, Italian sausage subs, and hotdogs at 314 S. 1st St., Oakland MD 21550￼￼￼, right next to the town parking lot. Check their Facebook page for their schedule.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has initiated the MD 39 (Hutton Road) bridge replacement project at the crossing of the Youghiogheny River (GA1975180). The purpose of the project is to address the deteriorated condition of the existing bridge in accordance with the goal of keeping Maryland’s Transportation System in a state of good repair.
www.thetinycornerbikeshop.com opened the weekend of Autumn Glory on October 8! Located in Oakland, the shop will offer repairs, apparel, parts, and tools, as well as new and used bikes. Also, there will be rentals starting in April 2021.
The Buther Block is under new ownership! Now known as Farm 2 Table Direct, selling free range, grass-fed animals that are raised traditionally. Learn more by calling 301-334-4140 or visiting http://www.madhunterfarms.com/.
Ari’s Pizza is under new ownership! “Come for the homemade hand-tossed dough and special sauce…and stay for the amazing food & friendly service!” Monday – Thursday 11am – 8pm; Friday – Saturday 11am – 9pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm. Stop in or order online at https://arispizzaandwings.com/
The newest title company at Deep Creek serves all of your real estate needs. Using the latest technology in title work; they will keep you up to date. Competitive rates for a variety of services. Call 301-687-2198 or visit http://laketitleco.com/
Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has opened a new primary care facility on Wolf Acres Drive in Oakland. Garrett Family Medicine will provide comprehensive primary care services for people of all ages, from infants and children through those in need of geriatric care. The new practice is located in the same building that previously housed the primary care practice of Dr. Daniel Miller, who recently retired
GCPS is pleased to announce that the JumpStart 20-21 summer program is now in full swing. JumpStart 20-21 is a regional, countywide program offered to students entering grades kindergarten through eighth grade, with one location at Grantsville Elementary and one at Broad Ford Elementary. The program was designed as an invitation only program focused on providing additional literacy and mathematics instruction, as well as social emotional learning to identified students, in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Located at the Oakland Golf Course, Shrimp on the Barbie is a steak, seafood, & BBQ Restaurant open to the public. They currently have 50% indoor air-conditioned seating and patio seating around the building… Come and experience some Aussie Hospitality…
Mountain State Brewing Company at Deep Creek opened briefly for indoor dining but, with such an uncertain time, they have decided to limit their offerings to outside dining and carryout only (continuing July 17, 2020).
In efforts to keep members and the public safer, you may notice a couple of new street signs on Third Street in Oakland. These warning signs will help the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department when leaving or returning to their station.
Rolling Racks BBQ is a concession trailer in the process of becoming a fast casual restaurant specializing in grilled chicken, barbecued ribs, various sides served with homemade breads and desserts. A sample menu is pulled pork sandwich, brisket sandwich, BBQ Ribs, and 1/2 Chicken. They will also be doing meat ball subs, Italian Sausage sandwiches, smoky bacon cheese burgers, and prime rib sandwiches. Check their Facebook page for open hours.
Deep Creek Ski and Board is open for the winter season! Featuring the newest, best ski and snowboard fleet in Garrett County with a relaxed, chill environment. The only Rossignol Experience Center and Burton rental center in the area! We offer a convenient, no stress rental experience! We will quickly get you what you need for a great day on the slopes at WISP Resort!
A grant was awarded to Mountain Lake Park for a new park that will memorialize former Mayor, Leo Martin. Plans have been drawn up for the site on the southern intersection of Maryland Highway (Rt. 135) and G Street. There will be an elevated stage, outdoor classroom with terraced seating, a castle spire with slides and a water jetted splash pad.
The Vagabond Taproom is located on Alder Street in Downtown Oakland and will a unique menu of light refreshments and, of course, local beverages on tap. Look for pint glass drop-off locations, leave a destination themed pint glass, and get a token towards your first pint with Vagabond’s pint-for-a-pint program.
The stoplight has been removed and a 4-way stop built in it’s place on Second Street in downtown Oakland. The State Highway determined that the poles were not stable enough to continue to support the cables/lights/etc and it was a hazard. New poles have been ordered but it may take a few weeks.
WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is a federally funded program which provides nutritious foods, health screening, nutrition counseling and referrals to eligible pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age five.
Starting August 2, 2019 pick-up at Oakland Walmart is open!
The Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club has just installed a sign at their park on Bumble Bee Road recognizing the contributions made by individuals and groups to improve the amenities. You’ll notice that there are a lot of extra spaces new projects – perfect for Scout projects, church groups, business outreach and more!
Downtown Oakland has a new mural thanks to local Girl Scout Troop 55004 and the GOBA Green Team. Each letter-square is made with a combination of bottle caps!
The Dove Center’s heated Pet Pod is officially open! The Dove Center bases its pet housing program on the Sheltering Animals & Families Together – SAF-T model, and to date, they are the only SAF-T program in Maryland. Did you know that up to 65% of those experiencing domestic violence do not leave out of fear of leaving their pet behind?
Alex Anderson & Anthony Lascaris have been working at Deep Creek Lake for over 10 years and have always had a passion for outdoor activities. They grew up having fun at the lake and want to make sure others enjoy their time as well so they have started Deep Creek Water Trampoline rentals.
Eye for Art Gallery & Studio has reopened at the Spruce Forest Artisan Village for the Summer 2019 season. The studio will offer unique Art classes for all ages and abilities including painting, photography, drawing, jewelry making, ceramics, and more.
The Rooster’s Nest is now open at 12336 National Pike in Grantsville, Maryland 21536. Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with daily specials. There is a bar and lounge area and food is also available to-go!
The new watering stations are in at the Oakland Dog Park. Your dog can use the lower fountain or bring your own bowl and fill it up.
Subway at the Lake (Trader’s Landing) has gotten a facelift and is under new management.
CurlyRed and Craeve & Co. is opening new office space in downtown Oakland on Alder Street.
Cashmere Clothing Co is a new designer fashion boutique in the heart of Deep Creek Lake, MD. Located in The Fort in McHenry, Cashmere has blouses, pants, accessories and even vegan leather jackets! Open daily starting May 11 from 10am-6pm.
After more than 29 years at Deep Creek Lake, Smiley’s Bar and Grill and Fun Zone has been sold to Tack Spiker. Smile’ys has two gocart tracks, lazer tag, mini-golf, an assortment of arcade games and the famous Brew City cheese fries! Smiley’s Restaurant and the new Deep Creek Fun Zone will be reopened in mid-May.
Lovelight Pediatrics is now open! Dr. Stephanie Sisler started Lovelight as a pediatric office located in Oakland, MD at the previous location of Dr. Williams’ Chiropractic office. Call 301-533-7060 to schedule an appointment for your child.
We just heard from Jamie and Rayetta of Deep Creek Catering; they have recently purchased the Jubilee restaurant in Friendsville. With their planned opening towards the end of this month, they will continue to offer offsite catering for weddings, and large corporate events and will also be reopening the Jubilee restaurant.
Don Patron Mexican Restaurant will be going in the previous KFC location in Oakland, MD. Opening date is to be determined.
Alder Street Diner is open for business; serving up burgers, fries, hot dogs, soup and more! Open Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm. Located on Alder Street in Downtown Oakland in the previous Top Chef’s location by Nola’s Salon. Call 240-488-1178. (photo by Michelle Ross)
Oakland Oil and Propane now has a new McHenry location offering propane fireplaces and accessories.
Funded through Community Legacy, Friendsville, MD has several new blue way-finding signs. Look for them the next time you go through town! Photo from the Town of Friendsville.
The Harvest Moon Market business in McHenry is closing its doors for good the weekend of the Autumn Glory Festival with the last open day October 14. Catering operations will continue at Harvest Moon Catering based in Accident, MD.
Cove Run Farms opened their annual corn maze on Saturday, September 22!
A new salon, RejuvenEyes by Janice, at the DryDock Plaza offers custom eyelash extensions, microblading, permanent makeup, ombre lips, lash lifts and more. Call 724-880-4664 for more information.
Oakland, MD Weight Watchers holds their weekly meeting at the Oakland Jazzercise center on Saturday mornings from 11:30am-12:00pm. For more information, find the Oakland Weight Watchers chapter on Facebook or call (304) 685-4778.
Wellspring Family Medicine has announced that, in partnership with Gregg’s Pharmacy, there will be a new walk-in medical clinic in Oakland beginning August 18. Dr. Mark Domenick will be the provider addressing walk-in patients with minor conditions such as colds and flu, strep throat, minor allergic reactions, and minor sprains and strains. Hours will be Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm-9:00pm.
The Back Nine Sports Bar & Grill has announced the restaurant / bar will be closing on September 29, 2018. Owners Steve and Erica Sherman wish to thank all of their loyal customers and friends for their support!
From a Great Small Town: Our Steam Engine, Baldwin 1920, 2-8-0 has arrived. The Chassis has now been set waiting for the rest to arrive. The rain held off for now. Our town of Oakland has waited many years for this day. Pretty soon she will be complete… #476….. almost 100 years old, her final resting place…
Cornucopia Cafe shared that they will soon have a Grantsville Info Center next door to the Little Crossings Pantry! Originally from Deep Creek Lake, Grantsville is giving the building a new and cozy home just steps from the Cafe.
The employees of Wendy’s Towne Restaurant have partnered together to continue the restaurant in lieu of Wendy taking a step away from the business. The 3rd Street Diner is now open in the Oak Mar Hotel complex!
A railroad coal car has been delivered to the Oakland B&O Train Station. A new steam engine will be part of the display soon.
Plan to have lunch at the Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market in Oakland when you shop for local produce. This new building is open as the 4-H snack stand with hot dogs, sodas, chips and coffee all available to benefit a local 4-H club.
Harvest Moon Market is now located in the Fort in McHenry. The hours are 10am – 6pm daily. Also, the lunch counter, the Corner Cafe is open from 11am to 3pm.
The Downtown Bakery is open for business at 221 East Alder Street in Oakland. Hours are Wednesday – Saturday 8:30am – 2:00pm. Fresh pastries, pies, breads and cookies are available daily. In addition, meats, cheeses, dips, seasonings, jams and jellies. Photo courtesy of GC Chamber
A new shop opened in Accident Oct 4: The Rolling Pin Bakery.. Come out and enjoy some fresh baked goods as well as a well-stocked deli and made to order sandwiches! Hours are Tuesday through Friday 6:30 a.m. To 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:a.m to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. If you have any questions, call the bakery at 301-746-8500 Photo courtesy of Byco Enterprises
New Businesses: Albright Services Allied Inspection Service Amish Connections Apple Alley Designs Artists and Dreamers Back Nine Sports Bar and Grill, LLC Backbone Mountain Maple Chestnut Floors Clara’s Garden, Inc. Constant Cleaning Curb Appeal Marketing Deep Creek Aesthetics Deep Creek Ski and Snowboard Rentals DS Construction Ed’s This and That F&T Lawn Care and Maintenance First Home Mortgage Garrett Energy Solutions, LLC Gourmet and More Grandma’s Ice Box Grantsville Equipment Company, LLC Green Hill Farm Hav-a-Lot, LLC IDR Pro JMV Bargain Outlet, LLC John’s Body Shop Karl Shaffer Home Services Lakeside Property Services MAPCO McGuire Plumbing & Heating Western Maryland Division Mill Creek & Co. Events Mistress Motorsports Mlend Norman Networking and Promotions Odds N Ends Handyman Service Organic Spray by Maggie May Party of 5, LLC Pharoah Cabs Prestige Construction Schrock’s Metal Works Smoke N Mirrors Photography Stone Crafters Masonry Tele Com Consultants The Reading Station The White Barn at Lucas Farm Tim’s Handy Man Top Chefs on Alder, LLC Tu-Macs Services, LLC Twin Tails Event Farm UR Knick My Knack Wellness Living, Inc. Western Maryland Towing & Recovery Yoder Services Expanding physical location and/or workforce: Betizel Corporation First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Fun Unlimited Garrett Regional Medical Center GCC Technologies, LLC Hilltop Auto & Collision Center Horizon Goodwill Joint Training Facility (JTF) Total Biz Fulfillment Milestones: Fitzwater Furniture (50-year milestone plaque; actually celebrated 70 years in business this year) TDEC (50-year milestone plaque; actually celebrated 59 years in business this year) Total Biz Fulfillment (75 years)
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce honored new or expanding businesses at the recent Business Before Hours event in September.