That elusive sun is trying to work its way out from behind the
clouds. Highs will only be in the 50's this weekend, but
it should be dry finally.
Sixty-seven bears checked in as of 8:00 last night and the 2014
season is now a wrap. The first and the biggest
(418 lbs.) were both harvested by Garrett County
The DNR is
reminding everyone to be cautious of deer on the roadways as
activity increases during this time of year.
Landon's Pumpkin Chase will be held tomorrow at Broad Ford Park
-- a 10K/5K/2-mile walk. A registration form is
This is the last Saturday for the Farmer's Market in Oakland.
Stop by between 10 and 1 to load up until next year.
Boy, was yesterday a bummer. Forty-one degrees at daybreak
and it never budged from there. Fog and rain all day, to boot.
Looking forward to (and really need) the improving weather ahead.
Early voting begins today in Maryland. Our local polling
place is the amory building in Oakland. A video from our
local candidate forum is now online.
A Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held now until November 17 to
benefit local families in need. Items needed are:
Potatoes, Canned Turkey Gravy, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned
Cranberry Sauce, Boxed Stuffing, Canned Green Beans or Corn,
Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling, Pie Crust and Biscuit Mix.
Donations can be dropped off at Telli's Deli in The Fort during
normal business hours.
The Throwback Thursday movie tonight at Garrett 8 is Psycho.
I wasn't sure which one, but have confirmed it is the original
Cold and damp. One more day with a call for rain and then
a stretch of dry days. Finally!
Forty-five total bears as of yesterday and two more days left on
the season. Last year, the hunt ran from Monday through
Saturday with a quota of 95-130. Ninety-four total were
checked after the week.
Our own Cheryl DeBerry
has been appointed by the governor to the Maryland
I read an article touting that gas prices are under $3.00 in
Maryland. Not this part of Maryland -- $3.25 in Oakland
More rain is on the way this afternoon, but, so far, it looks
like we'll have sunshine for the weekend.
Thirty bears were checked on the first day of the hunting
season. You can follow the hunt via the
DNR Twitter page.
Warning: don't click if you don't want to see dead bears.
Members from the
National Institutes of Health were in the county yesterday
collecting samples from the checked bears for research.
1.5 mile segment of Corridor H in West Virginia is expected
to be open by Thanksgiving.
We had a surprisingly busy weekend around here. Not so
surprising, the weather wasn't great. The sun did come out
yesterday, but it was pretty cold. We even had some
snowflakes flying. Rain is set to arrive tonight and
continue through Wednesday.
Black bear season opens today and runs for four days. No quota
Sunshine! It does exist!
This weather! Ugh! Really need some sunshine.
full episode of the Tiny House Nation featuring Blue Moon
Rising is online. Yay!
news on our POA's opposition to vertical Marcellus Shale
drilling in the DCL watershed.
The Garrett County Health department
has confirmed several cases of whooping cough in local
A lobster dinner will be held at Cherry Glade Mennonite Church
next Saturday to benefit It's In the Bag Ministry -- a
group that provides weekend take-home backpacks for at-risk
children. The cost is $25 for lobster and $15 for chicken.
There will be three seatings at 5, 6 & 7 p.m. The deadline for
reservations is this Sunday -- email
email@example.com. Tickets will not be sold at the
On tap this weekend:
• The Southern High School Theatre department will host a
Haunted Hayride at Broadford Park tonight and tomorrow night.
Rides begin at dark and are $5/person. Enter through the
ball field gates.
• CARC will hold a 3-year birthday
celebration tomorrow and $3 Community
Swims on Saturday and Sunday in honor of I Can Swim!
• Check out the Fall Bazaar at Zion
Lutheran Church in Accident from 10-2 tomorrow. Food, crafts
The chill has returned and the rain remains. We did have a
bit of sun yesterday evening and and although we are a few days
past peak, the leaves are still performing well.
winter forecast has us under the snowy bubble.
Here is a
recap of Deep Creek 2014 and a look at our possible role in
successful bid for the Olympics in DC 2024 -- canoe, kayaking
AND BMX/mountain bike racing!
Well, I don't get the FYI channel (mentioned below) or NBCSN
(for this weekend's DC 2014 coverage). Missing it all...
A candidate forum hosted by The Republican newspaper will be
held on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Garrett College auditorium.
Wednesday October 15
Tune in to the FYI network tonight at 9:00 for a Halloween
edition of Tiny House Nation. Blue Moon Rising, Hobbitat
and Deep Creek Lake will be featured! DirecTV Channel 266.
Check out this
sneak peak of the show.
Over an inch of rain today, but the majority has already pushed
through. The forecast earlier in the week called for
sunshine beginning tomorrow, but no more. We have a chance
for rain through Saturday and cloudy skies. It is such a
shame, because the leaves are so goregous, but the weather is
offers this update on our real estate market through the 3rd
quarter of 2014.
A Maryland State Trooper
is being praised for saving an infant's life in Cumberland
drone video from Taylor Made Vacations. Definitely
worth checking out.
Wisp announced the inception of an annual Benefit
Day the day prior to opening
Tickets are $20 per person for adults and children 6 and older
or 38” tall and include all-mountain lift ticket access for
skiing and snowboarding, unlimited snow tubing and a mountain
coaster ride. All proceeds will benefit this year's recipient;
Tuesday October 14
Wow! It's really warm outside. Certainly not used to
morning temperatures in the 60's. Rain is almost a
guarantee beginning tonight and through tomorrow. We had a
brief (very brief) moment of sunshine yesterday. It's been
a while since we've seen that ball in the sky.
report of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission
included Garrett County's Municipalities Collaboration as an
example of Best Practices. (Page 43)
Our POA's opposition to Marcellus Shale made news
on this site.
The September Market Minute
from Long & Foster in now available.
Garrett County Habitat for Humanity is taking
preorders on holiday wreaths
through tomorrow. All proceeds benefit the organization.
Monday October 13
Not the best of weather for our Autumn Glory Festival.
The weekend was spent under rain on Friday, misty rain on
Saturday and fog and cold throughout. The leaves are
absolutely spectacular and when (if) the sun ever comes out
again, they'll be even better. Raining this morning and,
unfortunately, we have rain in the forecast through Thursday.
Realized last night that I don't get NBC Universal! Anyone
catch the segment on Deep Creek 2014? Let me know how it was.
will air the program on Oct 18th, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 6 pm EST &
Oct 19th, 2014 from 2:30 pm - 3 pm EST.
The DCL POA
voted to oppose Marcellus Shale drilling in the Deep Creek
Watershed. The Baltimore Sun recently ran
this editorial regarding the issue.
The DNR is reminding residents that
black bear activity increases in the fall as they prepare
for hibernation. Also from the DNR,
early deer muzzleloader season opens on October 16.
Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the
gubernatorial election in Maryland.
Friday October 10
The rain did hold off for the fireman's parade and Oktoberfest
celebration last night in Oakland. It was a lovely
evening. It doesn't look like tonight's
Taking it to the Streets event will be so lucky. Rain is on
the way and umbrellas will be required. The good news is: rain
is expected to clear out early tomorrow morning and the feature
parade should be dry.
Leaves seem to be peaking right on cue for the festival. I
got word that the Pulse station on Sirius mentioned Oakland as
the #5 town for leaf peeping and even gave a plug for Autumn
Glory yesterday. /p>
Congratulations to Norma Hesen, Garrett County's Most Beautiful
Person, and Jim Johnson, this year's Honorary Golden Ambassador
for the Autumn Glory Festival.
Check out the schedule of events for
things to do this weekend. A couple things not on the
Creek Traders is having a tent sale with savings up to 70%
and Bill's Marine
Service is holding a Customer Appreciation event Saturday
and Sunday from 12-5.
Don't forget to set your DVR's to
NBC Universal for coverage of
Deep Creek 2014 this Sunday at 7 p.m. (Dish Network
channel 402/DirecTV channel 625)
Thursday October 9
Oh, Mother Nature! Please don't rain on our parade.
Literally! The timing of showers today may allow for a dry
Fireman's parade tonight in Oakland. Keeping our fingers
Fall at the Farm video from Logan Marks Media. You can
see we still have a lot of green mixed with the fall colors.
The Maryland State Park Service
won a bronze award in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for
offer $25 rafting this Sunday beginning at 1:30 after the
Pumpkin Festival. Call 301-387-4000 to reserve a space.
Last trips of the season!
Wednesday October 8
Lots and lots of rain last night, but a dry day ahead with party
voted to approve the Watershed Management Plan, but withheld
the Memorandum of Understanding.
Autumn Glory Festival begins tonight with the annual kick-off
dinner. A full schedule of events for the weekend is
The Chicago Tribune (via the Washington Post) gave
an all-Garrett-County shout out for leaf peeping in
A quote from
got a chance to see where the candidates for governor in
Maryland stand on a number of issues during a televised debate
Tuesday evening." Unfortunately, not all voters as a
lot of our county residents still don't have Maryland TV stations.
seeking information about a hit and run on I-68 near
Flintstone last night.
Tuesday October 7
We had rain yesterday afternoon and evening and it looks like
the same timing for today. The forecast for our
Autumn Glory Festival is not looking great. Could be
worse, but the threat of rain will be constant through the
weekend and highs will reach only into the 50's.
draft of the Marcellus Shale Risk Assessment is available
for review and public comments will be accepted until November
this drone video overtop Friendsville from Brian Oxford.
Cobblestone Hair Studio
is offering 30% off all Aveda skincare products all month long.
Sportscene TV created this
video of Deep Creek 2014. NBC Universal will air
coverage of the event on this Sunday at 7 p.m. (Dish
Network channel 402/DirecTV channel 625)
Monday October 6
A sunny and cold Monday morning, but showers may be on the way
later today and into tonight. We will reach into the 60's
all week which is a far sight better than the weekend. Yes,
there was snow (or some form of frozen precipitation) mixed in
with rain on Saturday.
Oakland is #1 for fall colors on CNN, too!
commissioners' agenda for tomorrow has the Watershed
Management presentation slated for 9:10 a.m.
I have a lot of
these caterpillars in my yard. Passing along that
handling them may cause rashes and burning.
Friday October 3
Showers are expected to arrive later this afternoon and,
unfortunately, wind gusts, too. Sounds like we're going to
lose some leaves from the trees. Rain is expected to clear out
by tomorrow afternoon, but it is going to be chilly (actually,
The final Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan will be presented
on Tuesday October 7 at the commissioners' meeting which begins
at 9 a.m. You can view the final plan
A winner of a bear lottery license is still
private property to hunt during the upcoming season.
Things to do this weekend:
Thursday October 2
Foggy this morning, but it will clear out to sunny skies and
highs in the 70's. Rain will arrive tomorrow and a cold
front is on the way. Saturday's expected high is only 48
we could see some snowflakes mixed in the rain. What?
Check out this picture taken yesterday by
will receive Program Open Space money for improvements at
Broad Ford Park.
The bid for the
2024 Olympics in DC is gaining momentum. Remember that ASCI
could play a role in the games if the bid is successful.
Well, my Pirates are one and done, so my support goes to the
Nats and the O's. Hoping for a situation where I have to
choose between the two.
Wednesday October 1
We got some much needed rain yesterday evening and overnight.
Foggy this morning and a chance for some more isolated showers.
Northern High School
was named a National Blue Ribbon School. What an amazing
on Fabien Lefevre's gold medal and Deep Creek 2014.
The Appalachian Regional Commission
awarded $10,000 to Garrett College for a capital improvement
Fox News did a feature on
The Most Eye-Popping Tiny Homes. Garrett County's own
Hobbitat has four of the eight homes highlighted.