Wednesday November 25|
We did dip below freezing overnight and
woke up to some frosty cover. Sunshine and milder
temperatures over the next few days.
9 Maryland Towns You Should Be Spending More Time In.
Of course, Oakland is on there! :-)
Don't forget Small Business Saturday on
November 28. Our small businesses will appreciate your
business. All day, every day.
Also don't forget the two-week deer
firearm season opens in Maryland on Saturday. For those who
hunt, but don't necessarily like venison, Maryland has a program
to donate your harvest to
Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving
and safe travels to those hitting the road, sky or rails.
If you're in town, be sure to stop by
the Festival of Trees Friday and
Saturday in the fairgrounds exhibit hall. Just the thing
to get you in the holiday spirit. I heard Santa will even
Tuesday November 24|
We're going above the freezing mark
today and staying there for a while. No sign of
precipitation until Friday night.
The Love's Travel Plaza is now open near
Cumberland (Exit 46ish of I-68). Just got a report that it
is easy-on/easy-off and gas was $2.07 a gallon yesterday.
Don't forget the episode of Outdoors
Maryland featuring the Adventuresports program at Garrett
College airs tonight on MPT at 7:30. For those of us who
don't get MPT, it should be available
Center is closed until January 6 when it will reopen for
your ice fishing needs.
Monday November 23|
Brr! Morning temperatures in are
in the teens and we have another day with a high only in the
20's. Milder temperatures are ahead for Thanksgiving,
We had our first real stickage of snow
overnight on Sunday and it still remains in some spots since we
never got above freezing yesterday.
Seven Springs ski resort turned on their
snowmaking machines last night.
Don't forget the
first goose hunt on Deep Creek Lake opens today and runs
through Wednesday. Don't be alarmed if you see a boat with
armed passengers. (Very, very cold armed passengers.)
Spring Lick Road will be
closed for maintenance tomorrow from 7 a.m. until job
Friday November 20|
Beautiful blue skies and good-looking
weekend ahead. It will just be cold. Precipitation
(both rain and snow) looks to be limited to overnight Saturday
and should clear out by Sunday afternoon.
Attention anglers. The DNR
angler access map with detailed information on fishing
points all over the state. Discover a new place to fish!
The Western Maryland Chapter of the
National Wild Turkey Federation
was named Maryland Wildlife Conservationist of the Year by
the Wildlife Advisory Committee.
Wisp will hold its Winter Job Fair on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Thursday November 19|
The rain will be moving out and colder air
is coming. Today is the last day we'll see the 50's for a
while. We could see some snow showers this weekend and the
high on Sunday is forecast to be 28. Yes, the HIGH is 28.
We knew it was coming eventually...
public meeting will be held tomorrow
to discuss the availability conservation funding to improve local water quality, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.
Wednesday November 18|
Clouds are here. Rain is coming
and, unfortunately the wind is returning too. A wind
advisory goes into effect at 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
The POA received
this statement from the DNR regarding the cancellation of
the Turkey Neck land deal.
A good news bear story: a wildlife
response team from the DNR
a bear whose head got struck in a milk can in
Tuesday November 17|
Sunny this morning, but clouds will be
rolling in and rain is possible overnight and through Thursday.
Governor Hogan announced yesterday that
he is 100% cancer-free and in complete remission. Great
Check out this fantastic video about
Place-Based Learning techniques used at Crellin Elementary
School on Edutopia.
23,000 deer were harvested during the early hunting season
in Maryland - a 5% increase over last year's numbers. Speaking
of hunting, the county announced yesterday that
hunting is prohibited on all county-owned property.
will be closed from November 29 until December 26 for
Attention cookie lovers (I think that's
pretty much everyone)! Stop by
Trader's Coffee House today
for Cookie Fest from 3-6 p.m. Sample their holiday cookie selection, hot chocolate, cider, and coffee. If
you place your order before December 8th, you will get a half
dozen free as a thank you for getting your orders in early!
Monday November 16|
A frosty start to the morning, but the
sun is shining and the expected high will be 60 degrees today.
The DNR is not moving forward with the
purchase of land along Yacht Club Road in Turkey Neck.
features Garrett County's own Firefly Farms in a recent
Carroll County Times
featured an article on Maryland's bear hunt. NOTE: it
is a pro-hunting article, so those opposed to the hunt need not
released more information on the upcoming goose hunting
agenda for tomorrow's public meeting with the commissioners
Check out the
October Market Minute from Long
Hey, Oakland folks. Did you know
Telli's Deli delivers to Oakland every
Tuesday? Call in your order by 10 a.m. to 301-387-6333.
And, hey everyone, Telli's will also host an
Artist After Hours
event this Wednesday.
Friday November 13|
Still windy today and much colder.
We'll be stuck in the 30's until Sunday with a chance for rain
and snow overnight tonight.
Garrett County was ranked the
most resilient housing market in Maryland and 39th
overall in the US by MSN Money.
You may remember the story of the five
grilling a rattlesnake they killed in Green Ridge
of the men were tried and each received a $200 fine.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlights
at area ski resorts including Wisp.
If you're still on the fence on what to
do for Thanksgiving, Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty just made
your decision easier with 20%
off new reservations for the holiday.
Thursday November 12|
That sun never did come out yesterday
and we'll have periods of rain through the day -- and perhaps
some snow mixed in overnight.
A Wind Advisory goes into effect from 10
a.m. to 10 p.m. today with gusts up to 50 mph. Scattered
tree and power line damage can be expected.
Another stretch of the Corridor H
highway in West Virginia
will be open to traffic as of this afternoon. I'm guessing
it is the stretch of purple (without green) on
So, will it be open to Davis/Rt. 219 now?
Wednesday November 11|
First and foremost, to all who are
currently serving or have served in our military, thank you from
the bottom of my heart!
Rain is moving out and clouds will
follow to make way for a mostly sunny day.
Hey, Hagerstown! You're
getting a Primanti's Bros. and I am jealous!
The phone number listed in the goose
hunt link below is the permit issuing number. Any
questions about the hunt should be directed to the Mt. Nebo
Wildlife Management staff at 301-334-4255.
The results of the PARCC testing for
Garrett County have been
released and summarized on the GC Public Schools website.
Tuesday November 10|
Rainy and cold today. Temperatures
will linger in the 40's all day.
A good day to see a movie and Garrett 8
Cinemas has two Tuesday Movies of the Week
The POA sent an Eblast sharing the
details for the first goose hunt on the lake to be held
later this month.
Engage Mountain Maryland is holding
fracking field trip this Sunday. The group will
caravan to Wetzel County West Virginia.
Only one more week to order a
complete Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings from Wisp.
Save yourself the work and enjoy the family. Deadline to
order is November 17.
Monday November 9|
A pretty thick frost covering the area
this morning. Rain will arrive tonight and stick around
There were a good number of people in
town for a random November weekend.
Someone decided we needed a fireworks
show around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning near the 219 bridge.
They were not bottle rockets. I'm talking huge --
completely illegal -- very loud fireworks. Thanks for
waking up the neighborhood, jerk!
The Times-News announced on Friday that
LaVale will be getting a Buffalo Wild Wings.
Rachel's Challenge will be presented in schools today and to
the public tonight at 6:30 and both Northern and Southern High
Friday November 6|
Temperatures in the mid-60's... at
daybreak... in November. It's just strange. Clouds
have moved in and rain is on the way later this afternoon. More
seasonal temperatures arrive for the weekend, but it will be
potentially harmful bacteria has been found in some northern
snakefish caught in the Potomac River in Virginia.
Junior Deer Hunt Days will be held next weekend, November 14
& 15, in Maryland.
Thursday November 5|
What can I say? Weather perfection
Check out the
November Real Estate Review from Railey Realty.
Pacific Group Resorts Inc., the company
that now owns Wisp,
just purchased Mount Washington Ski Resort in Vancouver, BC.
The Weather Channel highlights the
snowiest places in each state and Oakland gets the nod for
Maryland and Terra Alta for West Virginia.
Wednesday November 4|
Another day that is too pretty to spend
inside. Sheer perfection and very un-November-like.
We added a
nice Four Winns boat for sale on our Online Marketplace.
Since it's a slow news day, I share
this... I found this on my shoreline over the weekend.
It's cracked and dirty, but I'm thinking its pretty old.
The bottom says "H J Heinz Co. 385".
Tuesday November 3|
A gorgeous morning and a little stretch
of an Indian Summer over the next few days with highs around 70
We also had a pretty remarkable sunset
last night, too.
The commissioners released the
agenda for their public meeting to be held this Thursday in
Garrett County won
two tourism awards at the Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit:
the Tourism Advocate award for the Mountain Maryland PACE event
(shared with Allegany County) and the Sports Tourism award for
the ICF Canoe World Championships held at ASCI.
Monday November 2|
Clouds will clear out today and we'll
have another stretch of sunshine and warm weather through the
The Hogan Administration announced a
$600,000 partnership with Garrett County to promote
homeownership and to help current homeowners make necessary
repairs on aging homes.
The DCL POA
provides a summary of last month's Policy & Review Board
Congratulations to Adam Homberg, a
junior at Southern High School, on
winning the snowboard category of the Motown Throwdown on
Saturday. His cool tricks got him a thousand dollar treat.
Aspiring writers, take note.
Best-selling author Lauren Carr will be
teaching writing classes at Garrett College this month.