Not much in the way of April showers. Less than 2 inches of the rain for the entire month. The lake is at full pool and we are just waiting patiently for warmth -- in the water and the air!
Final snowfall total for the season, according to the State Highway Administration, was 208.75" and, yes, I feel comfortable saying that is final! :-)
Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, docks are appearing and we are all getting geared up for another wonderful summer season here at the lake.
Mayflies started swarming toward the end of April and should be done and gone by mid-May.
Say what you will about the health of the lake, but it never ceases to amaze me how clear that water is. And, I am hopeful that our late thaw will help with the underwater vegetation this year.
Rumors are flying about the improvements that will be made at Wisp under the new owners. We'll be keeping a watchful eye and open ears and will keep you informed as plans become official.
Cobblestone Hair Studio is now offering the massage services of Gary Blackden.
Must tout the good work of PMSI! They sprayed our house for carpenter ants last year and I haven't even seen nary a one this year.
Oakland Golf Course is just $39 Monday - Thursday and $44 Friday - Sunday That's 18 holes and includes a cart! Alpine Lake's course is $40 and $49 and senior citizens are just $30 Monday through Thursday.
Mountain State Brewing's semi-annual home brew competition is Saturday, May 18.
Builder's Way Lighting and Plumbing Showroom is now offering online ordering.
Trader's Coffee House now has gluten-free cookies and muffins. Gluten-free waffles are coming soon.
Also excited for the reopening of the Boardwalk bar on May 21. It will be nice to have the old place back!
The Inner Harbor Bar in Dutch's at Silver Tree has $5 appetizers Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 7. The happiest of hours!
The Kelley Miller Circus is coming to Grantsville Town Park on May 30. Two performances will be held at 4:30 and 7:30 and tickets are available at Deep Creek Pharmacy, Beachy's Pharmacy, Gregg's Pharmacy and the Grantsville Shop 'N' Save.
The I Can Swim program at the CARC center has been expanded to include area 6th graders, as well as kindergartners.
So, last month we had a record high for correct answers and a record low for wrong answers on our Where Am I? contest. Too easy or are you all that good? I tried to kick it up a notch this month by cutting out the words on the sign. We shall see...
The Garrett Community Concert Band will perform an "Our Spring Tune-Up" concert on May 11 at 7:30 in the Garrett College auditorium.
The Maryland Lottery is offering a chance for a free week vacation in Deep Creek Lake or Ocean City. Check out the details here. That's not 'til August though and we need to see you before that. Book your visit now!
See you on the mountain!