Spring is here!  Spring is here! As of March 31, the SHA has our snow total for the season at 197 inches.   I'm betting we'll still see some snow in April, but it will be gone before you know it. 

A.D. Naylor & Company celebrated its 130th anniversary last month and, in case you missed it in my Notes, Marvin's Men's Wear ended a pretty long run and closed at the beginning of March. 

The Republican celebrated 137 years last month and is now facing a crisis with delivery through the USPS.  Papers leaving Oakland and heading nearby towns are now routed through Baltimore delaying delivery.  If you are a mail subscriber, please be patient.

Also, repeating that the parent company of Santa Fe Grille filed for bankruptcy the day before it was set to be auctioned off.  As a (very small) creditor, I'm receiving information, but I don't know what/if I can share.  Bottom line:  I want the place reopened as a restaurant ASAP!

United Way of Garrett County is at about 84% of its goal of $90,000 this year.  The campaign ends on April 30 and if you'd like to give, visit www.cuw.org

Congrats to Natasha Gilbert of Sinking Spring, Pa. and Sam Reilly of Annapolis on winning the Governor's Cup for skiing  and to Delaney Malone of Highland and Gary McKee of Frederick for winning snowboarding last month at  Wisp.

In conjunction with the Garrett County Health Fair, there will be a 5K and one-mile walk the morning of April 12 at 8.  The race will begin at the Garrett College parking lot and travel along Bumble Bee Road.  Race application is here.

The 2014 season line up of Music at Penn Alps has been announced and is available here.

Cobblestone Hair Studio will be offering tanning services.  Coming soon...

If you are in the market for custom granite accessories, give Mt. Top Granite & Marble a call.  Owners, Stacy & Kenny Green, are good folk!

Mountain State Brewing will be having a Spring Beer Pairing Dinner on April 22 at 6 p.m.  Beer and Bacon Tapas.  Mmmm, bacon!

Congratulations to Billy Weissgerber of Railey Realty; celebrating 30 years in the real estate biz. 

The Oakland B&O museum committee is seeking volunteers to greet the public, work on displays and other projects.  If you are interested in helping, call Terry at 301-533-1050.

Don't forget that First United branch offices are collecting shoes -- old and new -- to donate to Soles4Souls.  Deadline for drop off is April 25th.

Wisp winter operations are closed, but the coaster is still running and the spring adventures will be opening soon.

Here's to April showers, May flowers and then summertime!  All of the above are great times to visit.

See you on the mountain! 

Marta Schroyer