The old deck at The Boardwalk has been removed and construction continues on a new, larger deck with a dedicated band stand.  A new food concession area will be added, as well.  The bar will remain open during construction and a grand re-opening on the deck is planned in May.

Par-Matt Lanes in Oakland will be under new ownership as of March 1.  The bowling lanes will be open until May before closing for a complete renovation.  Renovations are expected to take approximately 5 weeks. 
The Bredel Veterinary Clinic is now open at the HART for Animals facility on Bumble Bee Road.  The clinic is now accepting new patients for veterinary service or surgery.  Boarding and grooming services will be available later this month. 


The Bed n Bark Inn pet hotel is now open at the HART facility.25 luxury dog dens and suites, doggie-doors leading to private runs, exercise periods, doggie-cams, plus lots of hugs and love. Spacious cat condos with two levels for sleep and play with individual exhaust systems, and furry play toys to keep your cat alert and happy. Open 7 days a week for convenient check-in and check-out! For information and reservations please call 301.387.7729


Lindy Moebs and MUTTWorks have moved to the HART Animal Center to offer full pet grooming services.  Appointments can be made by calling 301.387.7729


Christian Crossing in Loch Lynn is currently constructing a new building.  The present building is very old, not handicap accessible, inefficient to heat, and too small.  Garrett Cooperative Ministry owns the all the property between Paull St. and Alderson St., from First Ave. to the alley.  Plans are underway to construct a new building on the vacant lots, demolishing the old building and replacing it with parking.  In a new building we will no longer need to place as much money into a capital fund and plan to give up to 85% of our profits in behalf of those in crisis situations.
 An Italian deli, Telli's Deli, is now open in the building at The Fort in McHenry.
 Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company is expanding the fire hall on Rt. 219.  Donation boxes can be found in various retail locations in the area. 
State Highway crews resumed work on the resurfacing project on  the retaining wall along Rt. 219, near Bill's Marina.