What’s New Around Town
Fit With Jen, a group fitness and personal training studio, just held a ribbon-cutting at its new location in the Dry Dock Plaza. Owner and operator Jen Sober has been in the fitness industry for 30 years, and Fit With Jen currently offers a variety of group exercise classes, including spinning, TRX, HIIT conditioning, and more.
The Garrett County detachment of the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police and Special Olympics Maryland has decided to cancel the already postponed 2021 Deep Creek Dunk, that was to have taken place on September 26th. Instead, the dunk will return on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Deep Creek Lake.
Ryan’s Disc Golf Stop’s Grand Opening Event!!
Come by for burgers, drinks, putting contests and prizes during this dog and kid-friendly event!
When: Sunday, July 25th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: 112 Accident Bittinger Rd., Accident MD 21520
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
The Corn Shack will be opening for the season Friday, July 16th, 2021
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on Tuesday’s
For more information, please call 240-321-472.
The Discovery Center building has been closed for ongoing renovations but reopening as of July 16, 2021. The outdoor aviary and the rest of Deep Creek Lake State Park remain open daily.
Riggleman’s & Sons Community will have a customer appreciation day to celebrate the people of our community that has supported its journey during the past 3 years.
Come out & see us! Visit the new showroom! Moose will be the DJ & bringing some good sounds, while Heavy Duty will be grilling some awesome BBQ on 26 June 2021 from 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM.
On this day, Riggleman’s & Sons will also offer 10% OFF your product order if you set up a time to have your home measured and you purchase by 26 September 2021.
Are you a 60+ senior living in Garrett County who would like to attend a Senior Center or the Senior Health and Fitness Club @ CARC but do not have reliable transportation?
Thanks to a partnership with the Women’s Democratic Club of Garrett County, there will be providing FREE transportation for seniors to the Senior Centers/Congregate Meal Sites and the CARC.
Senior Center Sites: Oakland – Grantsville – Crellin
Congregate Meal Sites: Friendsville – Kitzmiller – Swanton
Senior Health and Fitness Club: CARC located in McHenry
To schedule your FREE one-way or round trip, please contact GTS at (301) 334-9431 ext. 6300 or directly at (301) 533-9010
To find out more information on Senior Center/Congregate Meal Site Activities and Hours visit: www.garrettcac.org or contact Shanna Humphrey, Senior Center Operations Manager, at (301) 334-9431 ext. 6190.
The Garrett 8 Cinemas is happy to announce that they will be reopening on 25 June 2021.
Due to the current staffing environment, Deep Creek UNO will now be closed on Mondays and open at 4:00 PM on Tuesdays until further notice.
Dutch’s at Silver Tree has expanded their deck for summer drinking and dining! It looks so nice! Also, check out their new summer hours:
Rolling Pin Bakery is moving into the previous Annie’s Kitchen location! Wednesday, June 16th Rolling Pin is open in the new location from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
New Address: 414 S Main Street, Accident, MD
The Friendsville Public House is now open! A Friendsville establishment where the community can gather to enjoy food and drink. The pub is currently hiring staff — contact FRIENDSVILLEPUBLICHOUSE@gmail.com with any questions!
Congratulations to the owners of the new LakeFront Lodge, formerly LakeStar Lodge, in McHenry.
The End of the Line Bookstore is now open for the season! The EOTL Bookstore opened in 2014 with the goal of reselling used books at steep discounts. The proceeds support Girl Scout Troop 55004, AAUW-Garrett Branch Scholarship Fund, and GEMS Girls Empowerment Middle School Project. The schedule is Sunday – Tuesday: CLOSED ; Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ; Thursday: CLOSED ; Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ; Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
The Garrett County Arts Council has selected our friend and artist Annie Simcoe as a winner of an independent artist award! Congratulations Annie!
The Deep Creek Lavender Farm is now open for the season! Summer hours are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Open daily beginning June 25th through July 12 for the bloom and u-pick!
Pine Lodge Steakhouse is under new ownership. After 19 years and 9 days, Kathy and Smiley Kessler turned over the keys to general manager Rhonda Cox! Congratulations to Rhonda! Pictured (L to R) Kathy, Rhonda, and Smiley.
Brookside Health & Wellness, Rachel Friend-Lantz, CRNP, a nurse-managed primary health care center, has announced an office relocation to meet the needs of the practice’s rapid growth. Brookside’s expanded office space is now located at 14689 Garrett Highway on the lower level of the 219 Business Center.
Marigold Layne Salon is a full-service salon located in the McHenry Plaza. Offering everything from color, cuts, and extensions to tanning, manicures, and pedicures — leave with beautiful hair and nails but also feeling uplifted from good conversations. Call 301-329-3737 to make an appointment.
State Farm Agent Andy Nelson has opened an office right beside Shentel opposite of the Walmart intersection in Dr. Wolfes old office. Andy is taking over a part of Rob Michael’s previous book of business since Rob has recently retired. Andy plans to work hard to fill the shoes of Rob and continue his legacy of providing excellent customer support and integrity to the community. State Farm offers a variety of policies based on customer’s needs, and Andy and his team would love to help. Feel free to call them today at 301-859-4040
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.
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
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.