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.