Thursday May 21|
Some rain overnight and the chance for
more today. Keeping an eye on the temperatures for Friday
night as a night/morning frost/freeze is possible. Weather
for the weekend will get better with each day. Accuweather
is a bit more optimistic on daytime highs
for Saturday, Sunday and Monday
with at 68, 78 & 83 vs. the National Weather Service at
64, 72 & 76.
If you still don't have plans for the
weekend, you may want to check on some last-minute deals from
our lodging partners.
The MD MVA announced yesterday that
parallel parking will no longer be a requirement for a state
The webcam at the
Creamery is back up and running!
The Deep Creek POA provides this
legislative update in an Eblast. It is important to
note that even though the laws are approved, they haven't taken
effect yet. The Sunday Sales law becomes official July 1 and
you'll still be subject to a ticket for going 70 mph on I-68 for
Garrett College will hold commencement
exercises today for its class of 2015. Congrats to all the
Wednesday May 20|
Colder air has moved in and
unfortunately will stick around into the holiday weekend.
Highs will only reach into the low 60's and nighttime lows in
the low 40's and even the high 30's through Saturday.
Maryland has a
new water safety mascot. Splash, the dog, has taken
over for the retiring PFD Panda.
Another Guest Bartender Challenge
tonight to benefit HART. Tonight your hosts from Long &
Foster will be at DC Restaurant at Wisp from 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday May 19|
A few downpours yesterday, but clouds
are clearing out to make way for a sunny day with a high around
The Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers organization is having itís quarterly meeting Thursday May 21 at 6:30pm in the lower level of The Discovery Center
and is looking for new volunteers.
Volunteering can include helping with the science room, talking to patrons in the building, aviary help
or event helpers. Volunteer as much as you like or as little as you like. If
you are interested but canít attend this meeting please contact Caroline Blizzard, Discovery Center Director at 301-387-7067 or email at
Market Minute from Long & Foster is now available.
Supreme Court struck down a tax in Maryland that could
result in the loss of hundreds of millions in tax revenue.
Don't forget all
DNR offices and regional service centers will be closed on
Friday for a service reduction day. State parks will
remain open and staffed.
Monday May 18|
Both Saturday and Sunday had rain for
about an hour or so during the afternoon and then otherwise dry
and warm. Today calls for the same; warm with a storm
likely for this afternoon.
The county Health Department
has confirmed two cases of rabies in raccoons.
It's National Safe Boating Week, so you
know what that means... the NRP will be
ramping up enforcement.
The Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland
will host author and environmentalist,
Ned Tillman, tonight at 6 p.m.
Friday May 15|
A chance for a shower or thunderstorm
today and through the weekend. Warming back up, though.
Back up into the mid-70's.
I don't think I remember the trees ever
being this green in mid-May. I love it!
I am sorry to report the HART had to
cancel its Forever Home Raffle as they were unable to sell
the minimum 3,500 tickets required. Details on refunds are
available at the link above.
this blog from a woman who completed her 6-hour, cold-water
swim last Sunday in Deep Creek to qualify to cross the English
The commissioners' requested budget for
FY 2016 is available
Lots of stuff going on this weekend.
Check it out on our Events page.
A big welcome to
Telli's Deli as a new advertiser with us. If you
haven't been yet, it is a must-stop. Great food and
a comfortable atmosphere. My favorite sandwich is The
Mommy and when I'm feeling a little rambunctious, The Lora
Thursday May 14|
It didn't get nearly as warm 'they' said
it would yesterday, but it didn't get as cold as 'they' said
last night either. A low of 36
recorded at the airport this morning and no frost (outside
my window, anyway). Sunny skies today and we'll reach into
Garrett County Memorial Hospital is the
recipient of a $200,000 federal grant to
help fund the
Department of Health and Human Services Rural Health Care
Services Outreach Program.
The MD Natural Resource Police announced
on its Facebook page yesterday that they were battling a 20-acre
wildfire in Savage River State Forest. I am assuming it is
contained because there have been no more alerts.
New Germany Lake will be closed for
fishing tomorrow to prepare for the Youth
Fishing Rodeo on Saturday.
HART Guest Bartender Challenge continues
tonight from 5 to 9 at the Sand Trap Lounge/Oakland Golf Club.
Your hosts will be from
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty.
Wednesday May 13|
We went from AC to heat in less than 12
hours. We hit a low of 39 this morning and we have a
chance for some patchy frost tonight.
I took this Monday of the last little
bit of stubborn snow on the slopes.
A story in the Washington Post
19-year-old elected as mayor of Indian Head, MD with a
mention of Friendsville mayor, Spencer Schlosnagle.
Good news from US News and World Report on Maryland schools and our two county schools, as
well. Also, a
request for a three-day waiver was approved by the state Board of Ed and
our last day of school is now the 16th of June.
information on some of the 300 laws Governor Hogan signed
yesterday. One not mentioned there, is the beginning
Maryland fishing licenses will be valid for 365 days rather
than the calendar year.
seminar on sprinkler systems will be held at the college on
June 3 in anticipation of the requirement of systems in new
Tuesday May 12|
Big storm last night and big rain.
We're not at full-tree-mode yet, but we are definitely more
green than brown now. Breezy and cooler today and
tomorrow, but no call for any more rain until Friday.
Bill Taylor, longtime realtor with Long
passed away on Saturday. Our condolences to his wife
Vicki and the rest of his family.
Governor Hogan will hold a
bill signing event today. A bill not on his list to
sign, so far, is the fracking moratorium.
Monday May 11|
If this past weekend was an early taste
of our upcoming summer, I'm biting! It was warm and sunny
with a nice breeze and no humidity. Lots of people took
advantage and got their boats in early.
We should get some much-needed rain
tonight -- 80% chance. The ground is pretty dry and there
is pollen on everything! More seasonable temperatures
return beginning tomorrow, too.
Sharing this Washington Post article on
Most Maryland Summer. For what it's worth, I would
include a trip to the waaaay west of Maryland and, sadly, this
guy isn't even getting to Hagerstown.
In case you missed it, check out this
video of black bear family chasing tourist in Yellowstone
Friday May 8|
The slight chance for a thunderstorm has
extended through Sunday night now. Still looking at plenty
of sunshine and highs around 80 degrees. It is going to feel hot enough to swim
this weekend, but the lake water is still only 59 degrees.
approved Phase 1 of the Garrett County Emergency Operations
Center. The center will be located at the McHenry Business
Ned Tillman, author of Saving the
Places We Love, ranked the
top 10 kid-friendly campgrounds in Maryland. Swallow
Falls is #2.
I noticed in the paper that the
Department of Public Works has applied for a permit for a
proposed solar array for power generation at the wastewater
treatment plant on Mayhew Inn Road. I like it!
There will be a group of handlers from
the National Police Bloodhound Association in town for a seminar
beginning this weekend and through Thursday. More
information is available
'thank you' to Lou Battistella for bringing the group back to
Garrett County after a 14-year hiatus.
The Deep Creek
Loop to benefit Cindy's Fund will be held tomorrow at the
state park -- 10 miler, 5K & 1 mile walk -- something for
New Germany State Park will host the
Mountain Maryland Native Plant Sale
Wishing all the mothers out there a
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!
Thursday May 7|
The chance for a thunderstorm has been
extended through Saturday, but just a slight chance.
Anything that passes through should be a quick one, clearing to
mostly sunny skies for the better part of the day and clear
skies at night. Dare I say, we could use a little rain,
but this stretch of weather has been wonderful.
The patio at
Brewing is open for the season!
interactive map here showing the active mineral rights
leases in the county.
highlighted Frostburg State University and its model to
combat underage drinking on the campus.
Wednesday May 6|
A lunch time rain in McHenry yesterday,
but that was it. Our odds of a storm today dropped to 30%.
Weekend weather is still looking favorable.
The town parking lot in Friendsville is
complete. Parking for kayers, hikers and fishermen was an
issue for the town, so this is a welcome improvement.
Several items of interest in this
Deep Creek Lake POA Eblast.
Tuesday May 5|
A 50% chance for some thunderstorms
later this afternoon and through tomorrow.
Check out Oakland's
The Department of Planning released its
April update on the progress of the stormwater assessment
project at North Glade Run.
Taylor-Made Vacations is taking
shopping for the perfect vacation
rental to a whole new level -- 3D virtual tours. Take a
Run. Very cool! More property tours will be coming soon.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight with the
first HART Guest
Bartender Challenge tonight from 6-9 at JG's Pub.
Taylor-Made and Railey Realty will be represented tonight.
Monday May 4|
We had a great weekend. Loved to
see some hustle and bustle on the lake. We have a warm
week ahead with every day reaching into the 70's. I don't
want to jinx it, but the early call for Saturday is mostly sunny
and 78! (Yes, it's only Monday and I already have my
sights on Saturday.)
The group of Marylanders attending a
WV Host Farms fracking tour yesterday made the news in WV.
Oh, and in case you think this just affects Western Maryland,
Baltimore Sun reports that air pollution in Baltimore/DC has
been linked to fracking operations outside the state.
agenda for today's public commissioners' meeting is online.
Hummingbirds are returning and such a
joy to watch, but if you put out a feeder
make sure to keep it clean.
It's prime birthing time for deer and
the DNR is
reminding everyone to keep fawns wild.
Friday May 1|
Good news ahead. Sunshine
and 60's for the weekend and then highs in the 70's all next
Here's what is left of the winter snow
on the slopes.
Accuweather released its
Summer 2015 forecast.
Birdfest events run through the weekend.
Lodestone Golf course is slated to open for the season
Valley and Oakland
courses have been open.
Pick of the Litter thrift shop reopens today in the McHenry
Plaza. Check out the new stuff, find your treasure and
help HART for Animals.
Service's 41st annual All Family Boat Show kicks off this
weekend and runs through May. Demonstrations, food and
drinks available every weekend. New boats, too!
Engage Mountain Maryland will host a WV Host
Farms field trip this Sunday to Union, WV to view the
impacts of fracking in the community.