Typical July weather.  Warm with stormy days and our first heat wave of the year with a few days in the mid-80's.  GASP! I know, I know, but, that's hot for here.  Total rainfall for the month was 5.62 inches.

Deep Creek Docks will throw in 4 solar deck light or a 3-step ladder with the purchase of a new dock.  

Check out the Schoolhouse Earth end of summer sale going on now.  Save up to 60% off select merchandise. 

Congratulations to Deep Creek's own Sam Ingram on his 1st place finish in the Men's 5 division at the Eastern Regional Waterski Championships on Lake Holly in Sparta, VA.

Congratulations to the 2016 Garrett County Fair Farm Queen Sara Carr, daughter of Stacy (Moran) and Rodney Carr.  Our 2016 Autumn Glory King is Calyb King and Queen is Lexi Trickett.

Also, congratulations to all the winners at the WGW Community Youth Cup held last month.  For the fourth year in a row, Brian McPherson captured the low medalist title.  And, of course, the biggest winners are the youth of Garrett County who benefit in so many ways from the tournament beneficiaries: Landon's Library, Samantha Funding the Arts and Andrew S. Woods Memorial Scholarships. 

Woody Snowberger and Jordon Hamrick were the fastest male and female finishers of the Lisa Wade 5K held in Westernport last month. 

The Garrett College robotics team, Project Kraken, placed 12th in the 15th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education Center International Remotely Operated Vehicles Competition. Very impressive!

Did you know that in addition to the Blind Skier Program Deep Creek Lion's Club also holds a Blind Camper Program at the lake?  All the more reason to support the club's many fundraisers including the 2nd Annual DCL Poker Run on August 21.  Visit www.deepcreeklions.org for more information.

Oakland Golf Club is offering a $29 Twilight rate for 18 holes.  Day rate is $45 regular and $39 for seniors. 

Frostburg Sate University was recently rated a "Best Value College" by MONEY magazine.

Penn Alps is offering homemade meatloaf every Thursday night. 

Mark your calendars for the 12th Annual Art and Wine Festival on September 10.  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here.

Have you tried the riverboards at ASCI?  (must be over 16) (photo courtesy of ASCI)

There's still time to get that family vacation in before school is back in session.  Or, if you aren't a slave to the school system, you can save big when the late summer rates kick in.  Book now.

See you on the water,

Marta Schroyer