A pretty dry and mild September overall, although some areas received their first frosts of the season.  Our lake temperture is 67 and, for the first time of the season, above the average of 65.

Our county had the opportunity to put its best foot forward for wine tasters, triathletes and international paddlers and I think we met the challenge.  What a great month!

I got news that coverage of Deep Creek 2014 was seen by locals in both Germany and Paris.  You just can't put a price tag on that!  NBC will air coverage of the event later this month.  Times will be announced in the Daily Notes.

Speaking of Deep Creek 2014, The Republican Editor, Don Sincell, mentioned (and berated the fact) that not one (down)state representative took the time to attend our world event.  So true! 

Now we move into our most colorful (and most beautiful, in my opinion) month of the year.  The glory of Autumn is upon us!

Best of luck to local gal Torie Bosley, daughter of Angie and Danny Bosley, as she competes for the title of Miss West Virginia later this month.  (She is a student at WVU)

Congratulations to local athletes, Kellyann Green (of Railey Realty) and Andie Myers, on completing the Ironman Maryland race last month.  Iron(wo)men!!!  Kellyann also won her age division in the SavageMan Triathlon six days prior to the Ironman.  Six days!

Garrett Memorial Hospital now holds the top ranking in Maryland for Doctor Communication, Responsiveness of Hospital Staff, and Cleanliness. 

Deep Creek Lions Club is taking donations of used boats for a tax-deduction.  Call Chris Nichols at 301-616-7881, if you are tired of Breaking Out Another Thousand. 

Did you know you can take 64-oz. Growlers of your favorite brews at Mountain State Brewing to go?

Our community lost another good one last month with the passing of  William (Doc) Savage.  Our condolences to his family.

Congratulations to Rob Heilig, 2014 Oakland Golf Club champion and Tom Woods, Sr. Club Champion.

Bob Carney's wonderful photography will be on display beginning October 6 at The Gallery Shop in Oakland.  Take the time to check it out.

I have a blue heron visiting my neighboring cove regularly and it brings me great joy.  Simple things bring simple pleasure.

I've heard rumors that a chain dollar store will be constructed in the lake area south of the 42 intersection on 219.  Haven't confirmed it yet, so I'm just spreading gossip right now. 

The county commissioners unanimously voted to allocate $25,000 to the town of Oakland for an opportunity to be included on  a televsion program Communites of Distinction.  Producers of the show contacted the town council and offered to film the town for their "Emerging Places to Live, Work and Play" series. 

Putting out the warning that recycling can be a bit dangerous this time of year.  The bees are plentiful in the bins -- and probably a little drunk.  Be careful.

Great photos, as usual, to share this month.   Thanks to everyone who sent some in -- always appreciated.  I love the Photo of the Month  -- to clarify not because the guy fell, but the expressions in the crowd are priceless.

Come check out our fall colors and don't forget your camera!

See you on the mountain! 

Marta Schroyer