This week, it has been a matter of not IF it will rain, but
WHEN. Today the when is this morning and likely
after 2 p.m. Looks like we'll have a nice stretch of
summer and sunshine from Sunday through Wednesday. Just as
the kids return to school...
A man and his dog
attacked by a black bear in Hardy County, WV. The two
came upon a momma bear and her two cubs in a wooded area.
Service's Labor Day Sale has begun. Save big on boats
and accessories now through Sept. 1.
Check out these events this weekend:
It absolutely poured yesterday morning, but there was a stretch
of nice weather in the afternoon and evening. Rain becomes
more likely today as the day rolls on.
lake level is at 2459.68, hovering right at the upper rule
band of 2460 for the end of August. An upside the rain, I
guess; plenty of water for the lake, rafters and trout.
The Farmer's Almanac
concurs with other winter forecasts -- super cold and snowy
for the eastern part of the US. They call it
"refriger-nation." Funny! (the term, not the forecast)
Don't forget Peter Franchot will be at the Lakeside Creamery
today at noon to collect signatures for his petition to start
public schools after Labor Day.
The Stage Wisp concert last night was cancelled and rescheduled
for August 31.
Fireside Deli & Wine Shop will host an
Open Mic Night tomorrow from 3-7 to benefit HART for
A brief downpour yesterday afternoon, rain overnight and more
expected this morning. Heavy rain may occur in some of the
passing storms dropping 1-2 inches in an hour.
Foot-tapping video here as a
Pittsburgh CBS affiliate featured the Weed Rags. On a
local note, the guy picking the banjo is Mitch Hall, a Garrett
County native of son of Kathy Handyside, owner of
Cobblestone Hair Studio. (I should note, the Music for MS festival
was last weekend)
The DCL POA offers a
summary of last weekend's general membership meeting.
Deer Archery season opens September 5 in Maryland.
Hillbilly Gypsies perform tonight
at the Stage
Wisp Concert Series. Show starts at 6:30.
After the morning showers, we had a
nice day yesterday, after all. Sticky this morning and a
chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon.
State road crews
reopened the bridge on Rt. 219 south of Oakland ahead of
schedule and in time for school. Traffic may be
reduced to single lane during off-peak hours to finish the
project, but it is open.
Check out the new
promotional video from Deep Creek 2014. 29 days!
The final report of the Marcellus
Shale Advisory Committee was presented yesterday at Frostburg
State and is available
online here. Public comment period will remain open
until October 3. Here's an
AP story on the report.
More press for Blue Moon Rising and our area in
Chesapeake Home Magazine.
Another busy weekend and as pretty
as it was Saturday, it was equally ugly on Sunday. And now
And, also this:
Officials in Ocean City are
ban on weekly rentals in a
number of large neigborhoods.
(Garrett County's rental license policy is mentioned.)
small patch of hydrilla was found in Green Glade Cove and
has been treated.
nice plug for an autumn vacation at Deep Creek and for
Taylor Made Vacations from resortsandlodges.com.
We knew it was going to be in the
40's this morning, but that doesn't make it any less of a shock
when it happens. C-O-L-D and we aren't expected to get out
of the 60's today. The good news is that the sun is out and it
will get warmer tomorrow.
Check out this interesting
historical piece about what could have been with the
July Market Minute from Long & Foster is now available.
On tap this weekend:
Taking a bit longer than expected
for the clouds and rain to clear out. Sprinkles this
morning, but all-clear until Sunday. It's going to be
cool, though. Overnight temps will drop into the 40's.
A little late on this, but this
week is Shop Maryland Tax-Free week. Qualifying apparel
and footwear under $100 are exempt from sales tax. The
offer ends on Saturday.
We're getting ready for Deep Creek
2014. A training session will be
held on August 27 at the college to help local businesses learn
how to communicate and better serve international customers.
Maryland Comptroller, Peter
pushing for public schools in the state to have a post-Labor
Day start date. He will be at the Lakeside Creamery at
noon on August 21 for a rally and to collect signatures for his
We had a break from the rain
yesterday afternoon and it was warm, humid and sunny.
Almost felt like summer. Clouds will move out through the
day and we have a nice stretch of weather ahead.
Local corn is ready and the shacks
are open. Be sure to pick some up.
POA Eblast provides the agenda for this Saturday's general
membership meeting and the presentation from David Myerberg
given at last Saturday's public meeting.
The Terah Crawford Band
at 6:30 at Wisp.
Over an inch of rain fell in the
wee hours of the morning and more storms are likely today.
news on what to expect this winter for Maryland. You
15% off a season pass at Wisp until 9/1. Just sayin'.
Some details here from the DNR on this year's bear hunt
lottery. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on August 31.
There is still time to register for
51st Annual Western Maryland Amateur Golf Tournament to be
held this weekend at Oakland Golf Course.
Some drizzles this morning after a
beautiful and particularly busy weekend. Everyone's
getting in their last summer hurrah, it seems. Rain is
likely later today and through Wednesday.
Volunteers are needed for the Deep
Creek Art and Wine Festival.
up here if you are interested in helping out.
HART for Animals is kicking off
The Race to the Finish. The
organization needs $300,000 to finish the adoption wing of the
building this year.
Unfortunately, there will not be a
McHenry Highland Festival next year. The board will take a
year to reorganize and develop a new plan for the festival.
Partly sunny skies today and then a
slight chance for rain through the weekend.
Eblast here from the DCL POA and don't forget the public
meeting tomorrow morning at 10 in the Yurt G at Wisp.
Also, from the POA, a
small patch of hydrilla has been found in Green Glade Cove.
A spot treatment at the area will be done on Monday.
Happenings this weekend include:
After a rainy day yesterday, we can
expect sunshine today with highs in the lower 70's.
Ace's Run lost power last night during Pasta Night and will
now offer a do-over. That's right, another Pasta Night
this Friday beginning at 4. A great chance for our weekend
guests to enjoy a local favorite.
Pocket Park Movie of the summer tonight with Despicable Me
The chamber has announced a job
Director of Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area.
The DNR is accepting public comment
proposed 2014/2015 late waterfowl hunting seasons and bag
limits until August 19.
Raining this morning and more
showers expected through the day.
The DCL Watershed Management
Steering Committee will hold a
public meeting on Saturday to discuss the Management Plan
have tabled a decision on changing the service boundaries of
the county's water and sewer plan until costs and details are
Free entertainment tonight at Wisp
with the Grand Ole' Ditch band at 6:30 and Kelly Lynott at 5 at
What's Fresh at the Farmer's Market today.
Mark your calendars, the 2015
Garrett County Fair will be August 1-8.
Beautiful, beautiful day yesterday
and it continues this morning. Clouds will arrive with the
chance of a thunderstorm beginning tonight and through tomorrow.
Construction of a Love's travel
center in the Cumberland area -- the first company project in
the state --
been delayed due to permitting issues. I've been
hearing unconfirmed rumors that another center is planned
at the Fuel City location across from the Pilot in Grantsville.
My cousin and her in-laws visited
last week and had a wonderful time (in spite of the weather).
One comment I need to share... she said "Oakland has to be THE
friendliest place in the world." Agreed!
A surprise weekend.
Surprisingly drier, sunnier and warmer than the experts
predicted. Rain was limited to Saturday evening and brief
morning showers on Sunday.
Taylor-Made Vacations is having way
to much fun with a drone. Check out the latest video
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Firsthand Weather has released its
2014/15 winter weather outlook and expects our area to have
well below average temperatures and average to above average
A chance for rain and thunderstorms
all weekend. Hopefully, they'll just pass through, but we
won't see much heat either.
A blood drive will be held today at
the American Legion in Oakland from 12:30 - 6. There is an
urgent need for donations, so please consider giving if you can.
video here of Casey Eichfeld surfing the rapids at ASCI.
Applications for the
Bear Hunt Lottery will be accepted until August 31.
Garrett College got 2nd place in
the Blue Ridge Outdoors Best Adventure College poll.
Hoping for first, but still quite an accomplishment.
Sharing this mammoth pike that was
caught yesterday near Four Hooppole by Dale Chandler.
(photo courtesy of Ryan Chandler)
On tap this