Friday April 24|
Winter. Round 2. That
about sums it up. Twenty-seven (27) degrees at daybreak.
On a bright note, the sun is shining, but it will only get to
about 50 degrees.
Here's the latest from
Mountain Top Ag News.
Garrett County Schools
are the first MD partner in the Carnegie STEM Excellence
It's that time of year.... stinky and
savory ramp season! Stop by the Deep
Creek Discovery Center tomorrow for the annual Ramp Cook
DNR is reminding us to be mindful of bears -- hungry, hungry
bears waking up from their winter nap. My bird feeders are
down and stored away until next winter.
Traders will host a Spring Open House today through Sunday.
Check out the new items, register for door prizes and shop the
The Northern High School Drama
Department will present: "More Than a Lake: A Garrett
County History" this weekend -- tonight at Northern and tomorrow
night at Our Town Theatre. Both shows start at 7 and
tickets are $5 at the door.
Wednesday April 22|
Well, this sucks...
It's cold, rainy and we may see some snowflakes overnight and
into the morning. Actually, we won't even see the fifties
until the weekend -- and even then just barely. Need
The CMT artist for the free Empowering Education concert at the
college has been revealed: Annie
Registration for the annual Park Quest adventure program
will be an open lottery for the first time this year. In
years' past, the 1,000-team spots were filled within the first
hour. Registration for the lottery will be April 27 - May
has acknowledged the role of drilling/underground wastewater
disposal in earthquakes around the state.
Tuesday April 21|
Yesterday was a pretty nice day until the evening skies darkened
and the storms arrived. Back down in the thirties this
morning and cold will be upon us for a while. There's even
a chance for some snow Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
CBS Baltimore named Deep Creek the
best lakeside getaway near Baltimore.
The DNR is
investigating a hunting accident in neighboring Allegany
County. The article offers some good safety tips.
The county has a new system to
up for emergency notifications via text, email or phone.
Monday April 20|
We did have that beautiful day on Saturday, as promised -- warm
and sunny! So nice. Not much to look forward to this
week, weather-wise. Cold and rainy.
Boating season is coming and you want your boat to look its
best, so call Mobile Boat Detailing at 301-616-8668. Troy
and Declan come to you and bring their own supplies. Two
teenagers, willing to work for their money. What!?!?
between Westernport and Luke is closed due to a rather
HB 139 was approved and beginning July 1, the county
requirement to order a meal in order to be served an alcoholic
beverage in restaurants on Sundays will be repealed.
Friday April 17|
Bands of showers moving through since last night -- pouring one
minute and dry the next. It will all clear out by late
afternoon and tomorrow will be 74 and mostly sunny. Yay!
The Board of Education approved a pre-Labor Day start - August
24 - for next school year after the bill requiring
post-Labor Day starts in all of Maryland failed in session.
a fatal shooting in Preston County last night and the
shooter was on the loose for a while; prompting calls Oakland
area residents to be on alert. The suspect later turned
The commissioners' public meeting slated for Tuesday, April 21
has been rescheduled for Monday, April 27 at 4 p.m.
Check out Ace's Run's new
special -- Stir Fryday! See what they did there?
It's like pasta night with an Asian twist -- every Friday from
The Mr. Garrett County Contest is
tomorrow night at the Elks and guaranteed to provide some laughs
-- and support a good cause.
GLAF presents wonderful family show tomorrow night at the
Michael Cooper: Masked Marvels and Wondertales.
Thursday April 16|
A band of showers will roll through later this afternoon and
stick around through tomorrow morning. Then, it looks like
we'll have a pretty dry weekend until Sunday afternoon. Warmer,
The March Market Minute from
Long & Foster is now available.
Humberson Real Estate is now
1 Real Estate Source,
A Beacon study finds
that Garrett County Public Schools have a local annual economic
impact of $68 million.
The annual mayfly swarm is beginning. Pesky little
Wednesday April 15|
A dry, partly sunny and chilly day ahead.
train derailed early this morning near Spring Lick Road in
Swanton. Thankfully, no injuries were reported and of the
11 cars that derailed, the one that was carrying 126-ton of
heating fuel did not overturn. Scary! (photo courtesy of
the Deer Park VFD)
The 2015 General Assembly Session ended at midnight on Monday.
Here is a
photo gallery of some of the bills that passed.
It's Tax Day. To ease your pain,
is offering 15% off your dine-in bill and
House will give you a free cookie.
Tuesday April 14|
I think yesterday may have been our best day of the season thus
far. Perfect! So nice to see boats (albeit, just a
few) back out on the lake. Clouds and rain are expected to
clear out this morning, but it won't get as warm as it's been.
Daffodils and hyacinth are finally blooming at the lake -- about
a week behind Oakland's show.
this post from Friends of Deep Creek Lake's
Facebook page yesterday. Good news for our precious lake.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
names Wisp one of the top golf destinations within a
two-hour drive of the city. Wisp plans to open the Fantasy
Valley golf course on Friday and Lodestone on May 1 (weather
Construction started yesterday on the adoption wing at the HART
Monday April 13|
What a nice weekend! We started off a little cold in the
mornings, (cold enough for a frost on Saturday) but recovered
nicely as the days went on. More loveliness in store today
before the rain arrives tonight.
A Greene Turtle restaurant will be opening in Morgantown.
It was rumored that one was going in at the Santa Fe Grille
location. I'm guessing we can put that rumor to rest.
2.5 year fracking ban passed in the House on Friday.
The bill garnered enough votes in both chambers to make it
Friday April 10|
For a brief, shining moment yesterday the fog cleared and the
sun came out. For a brief moment a few hours later, we
were under a Tornado Watch. Rain is likely again today --
we are under a Flash Flood Watch until 2 -- but rain is
expected to clear out this evening just in time for the weekend.
Look what I found... It's a low bush, but that green will
work its way up to the treetops soon.
named the most conservative town in the state.
gives a recap on the fracking issue in Maryland and how we
The annual Health Fair will be held
tomorrow in the CARC Building at the college. Free
screenings, guest speakers and new this year, a Family Fun
Festival geared toward young children.
A dance will be held on Saturday night at the Oakland Elks
Lodge. Local favorite, The Remedy, will play from 8 to
midnight. Doors open at 7.
The Maryland Spring Junior Turkey hunt
is this weekend.
Thursday April 9|
Still foggy at the lake today. Sufficiently saturated and
we're not reaching the 60's that have been forecast over the
past couple days. All eyes on the prize this weekend -- sunshine
Remember that $1 million Powerball ticket sold at the Winner's
Circle in Oakland back in February? Still hasn't been
A public meeting will be held on Saturday at 1 pm in the old
gymnasium at the college to discuss the
stormwater management of North Glade Run. If you
cannot attend the meeting, but would like to provide input, the
previous link includes a Citizen Input Form.
Wednesday April 8|
A dense fog this morning and more rain in the forecast for later
The street sweepers were out on Lake Shore Drive last evening
taking all their winter abrasives back. A welcome sight --
especially for those on bikes.
The commissioners reported at Monday's meeting that
the county is in negotiations to remove itself from the ASCI
Columbia native, Edward Norton,
is lending his voice to support a moratorium on fracking in
Tuesday April 7|
The rain held off until late evening yesterday and it was a
beautiful day. We are dry, so far, this morning, but more
rain is a'coming. Jay Ferguson, realtor and broker at
Taylor-Made Vacations and Real Estate, caught this beautiful
picture this morning.
passed the bill the would place a two-year moratorium on
fracking in Maryland. The bill now has to go back to the
House for discussion and a vote.
Congratulations to Brenda McDonnell, Karen Myers and Hannah
Sincell - the 2015 inductees into the
Garrett County Commission for Women
Hall of Fame.
Governor Larry Hogan
invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to
submit original recipes for the Governorís Buy Local Cookout,
which will be held at Government House in Annapolis in mid-July.
Monday April 6font>|
Frost on the rooftops and the sun is shining... for now.
You know the old saying about April showers? Well here's
our forecast for the week. The temperatures look
pretty good, though.
The rain they had forecast missed us Friday and it did spit a
little snow on Saturday morning, but after that the weekend
weather improved. Yesterday was lovely -- still a bit chilly --
Lots of docks making their way in the water -- including the
The commissioners will hold a
public meeting today in the Friendsville Town Hall.
Friday April 3|
Well, it didn't hit 70 yesterday. In fact it barely
the 60's and even that was only for a brief time. What
the heck?!? We are under a Flood Watch until 2 a.m.
Rain is coming and it will linger possibly dropping 1.5 to 2
inches before it changes over to snow (no accumulation is
WBAL reports on the
anti-fracking rally yesterday in Annapolis and the
sent a new letter to the MDE backpedaling a bit on their
initial letter sent back in January.
The annual tax sale will be held on May 1 at 10 a.m. at the
courthouse. A list of current properties for sale is
Two Easter Egg Hunts and a
egg dying event at the Discovery Center
happening tomorrow. When you're all good and
hungry, stop by the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad building for a
spaghetti dinner fundraiser and pop-up
Thursday April 2|
Yes, we may see some rain later today, but it is going to be 70
today! Yes, it may snow tomorrow night, but it is going to
be 70 today! :-)
Docks are going in at
Bill's Marine North.
Beginning next Monday, on-street parking in Oakland will be free
for customers and visitors, but limited to two hours.
Ace's Run and
Dutch's at Silver
Tree will be offering Easter buffets on Sunday.
Senate panel voted yesterday to approved a bill that calls
for a two-year moratorium on fracking in the state.
The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote and, if
approved, would go back to the House... again. Another
report on that
revised bill also removed the requirement for a study on
potential health effects.
Wednesday April 1|
Frost on the rooftops today, but the sun is shining and we are
headed up, up, up into the 50's. Waaaaay up tomorrow to
the 70's. Yay!
Opponents to fracking have taken to Twitter --
#dontfrackmd -- if you care to tweet along with them.
A bill currently being discussed in the Senate would
revenue to the county from state-owned land. "The program is intended to compensate counties for lost tax
revenue when the state owns land, thereby taking it off the tax
If you still need your Easter ham,
Working H Meats is having a
special on that and more of it -- 1/2 pig for $275 or a whole
for $550 --
includes cut to your instructions, vacuum packed, hams/bacon
smoked and one sausage flavor.
Welcome Kinsley Contracting as
a new advertiser. Give them a call for your next home
Happy April Fools Day! Believe nothing you hear today.