I hate to start this out with a complaint, but October was just not good.  Overall, it was cold, rainy and foggy for the majority of the month.  The saddest part is that the leaves were probably the prettiest they've been in years.  My contributing photographers did a great job capturing the beauty, but can you imagine what blue sky would have done? 

Oh well.  Show's over.  Raking begins.

Autumn Glory was as busy as ever, but, again, the weather did not cooperate.  It was so cold, in fact, I attended my first Autumn Glory Craft Show.  Not gonna lie, I liked it.

The weekends after the festival were pretty busy, as well.  I'm thinking that #1 ranking from Travel & Leisure may have brought some people to town.

Boats are disappearing quickly.  As you pull your dock for the season, consider ordering a new one for next year.  Deep Creek Dock Works loves winter orders. 

A battle is ongoing between state horse organizations and hunters regarding hunting on Sundays on public land.  Hunters who wish to join the fight should register at www.mdhuntingcoalition.org.  There is a little history (albeit from the hunter's point of view) here

In case you missed it...  the full episode of Tiny House Nation featuring Blue Moon Rising and Deep Creek Lake is available online

Garrett County now has a competitive bass fishing team.  The Bass Slayers, comprised of anglers from Southern High School, competed in their first tournament at the Maryland State High School Bass Fishing Championship and the team of Morgan Winegardner and Joe McCloskey earned first place.   They will now represent the state of Maryland at the B.A.S.S. High School National Championship next year.  Of note, Joe is the son of June McCloskey, owner of June Bug Party Rentals

First United Bank & Trust made a $50,000 donation to the Garrett County Memorial Hospital Capital Campaign construction project. 

Working H Meats now has grass-fed meat product on site for purchase. 

The grill is closed for the season at The Boardwalk, but drinks are still flowing Wednesdays - Saturdays.

Cobblestone Hair Studio is supporting Movember.  Best moustache as of November 30 gets a prize!

Check out Mt. EverClimb exercise machines -- invented and produced by two Northern High School graduates.  Pretty cool.

Speaking of Northern... the high school has been recognized as a National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School.  Oh, and that little National Blue Ribbon designation I mentioned in my Notes.   All good stuff!

The Garrett County Board of Realtor is again sponsoring the "Heating Heads and Hands of Garrett County Children."  Drop off a hat and/or gloves at any realty office until December 1.

Offlake Rentals offers 10% off for military personnel.  All. Year. Long.  Ask for details when you make your reservation.

November is definitely one of the slower seasons as we wait for the snow to fall.  A great time to enjoy the peace and quiet...

 See you on the mountain! 

Marta Schroyer