Winter didn't disappoint in February (well, unless you don't like winter).  Forty-three new inches of snow recorded at Wisp and blasts of cold, arctic air kept everything frozen -- including some people's pipes.

 I don't know that I've ever seen as much traffic on the ice than we've had this year.  We've had fishermen, snowmobiles, X-country skiers, kite skiers, ice boats, ice skaters, walkers ... and for the first time I've heard; a dog sled.  (photo courtesy of Chad Lovett)  Pretty cool!

Bear Creek Traders Winter Clothing Clearance is still happening.  Save 50-70%!

Congratulations to my fellow recyclers in the county.  Our recycling rate is 56.39%.

Garrett Lakes Arts Festival has announced its 2015 season. 

The unified bocce team from Southern High School took second place in the Maryland State Bocce Tournament.

According the the Garrett County Board of Realtors, home sales in the county increased 46.4% during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.   

A shout out goes to Tractor Supply Company in Oakland.  The store makes quarterly donations of specialty pet food and livestock feed to the Garrett County Humane Society. 

Even during a blizzard, the Deep Creek Dunk was a financial success with $149,004 raised for Maryland Special Olympics.

Happy 3rd Birthday to Cobblestone Hair Studio

Check out the changes in just 8 months to the bald eagle at the Discovery Center.  (photo courtesy of Kathy Handyside)

The odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 175 million.  The odds of winning a house in the HART for Animals raffle are 1 in 3,999 and the odds of winning cash; 1 in 210.  Just saying...

Get your corned beef and cabbage all day on St. Patrick's Day at Ace's Run!

Massage at the Lake is still in the building that is now Crossroads Church.  Signage is limited, but they are still in there.

Wisp plans to stay open at least through March -- weather permitting.  Accuweather's forecast for March looks a lot like spring is on the way.  Make your plans to get in those last turns of the season.

See you on the slopes.

Marta Schroyer
Editor