Friday May 17
Forgot to mention the
dangling-your-feet-off-the-dock water temperature is 61.
A beautiful, sunshiny morning. We could
see some thunderstorms and clouds through the weekend, but we
should see some sunshine, too.
The DNR Ranger boat sank yesterday. Oops!
(photo courtesy of Lou Battistella) A story in the
opens tonight at 4 p.m. There was a pre-opening party last night
that I was unable to attend, but it looks like the place got a
nice remodel. (photo courtesy of Kim Smith)
run/1-mile fun walk will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at
Herrington Manor State Park. Proceeds will benefit Cindy's
The War of 1812 - A Living
History will be held at the fairgrounds beginning tonight at
5 and tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Wisp's Community Yard Sale begins tomorrow 9 a.m. Rain
Please stop by the
USA Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team Trials at ASCI.
Races run through the weekend, admission is free and there will
be food, music and beer available. An event schedule is
Thursday May 16
Rain and thunderstorms arrived in the wee hours
of the night. Around six-tenths of an inch so far.
Still raining this morning, but the bulk of the storms should
clear out after noon.
in the 80's yesterday. Much needed and much appreciated!
The April Market
Minute from Long & Foster is now
Wednesday May 15
Warmer this morning than all day yesterday!
Nothing but daytime highs in 60's and low 70's in the 7-day
forecast. Finally! May see some rain and
thunderstorms through it all, but that is OK.
Some of the
movie times have changed for tomorrow as
Star Trek Into the Darkness will open.
Crews have been
working on the 219 bridge for a few weeks now. It looks
like work is concentrated on the expansion joints, but I'm
assuming some electrical work is in there too. Monday
night the bridge was completely dark -- directional lights and
overheads. Last night they got the red lights and
overheads on, but greens were dark. All lights are off
during the day. Just passing that along since today may
actually be a good day for a boat ride. Hopefully, it will
be fully functional by this evening.
Check out this
38.25-inch northern pike caught by Eric Richter in Deep Creek.
Monster! (photo courtesy of
MD DNR Fisheries)
Tuesday May 14
Yesterday was just ridiculous. Cold, wind
and, yes, even snow. All that topped with a pretty heavy
frost this morning. My perennials seem to have weathered
the cold, but I imagine any tender annuals did not.
Expected high of 57
today and then 76 tomorrow.
We're getting a huge
electronic billboard at the lake. It is currently being
erected on Rt. 219 near the Rt. 42 intersection -- just out of
the zoning area.
Brewing's Seneca IPA is now available for purchase at
McHenry Beverage Shoppe.
mini-marina controversy is continuing. A judge is
expected to make a decision by June 1.
Ace's Run will open on
Friday and the menu is now available on the website. Looks
yummy and I'm excited to see that Pasta Night will return!
Monday May 13
One more day of cold before things warm up a bit
and hopefully there will be no turning back. Temps dipped
below freezing last night and will do the same tonight. No
call for snow anymore, thankfully.
It snowed yesterday in Grantsville. Oddly
enough, the sun was out and the temps were in the 40's, but one
little black cloud was dropping trace amounts of snow.
will be completely closed from Rt.
219 to Zeddock Miller Road this week. All day and night.
Access to businesses and residences located on
Glendale Road between Zeddock Miller Road and the Glendale
Bridge can be made from Zeddock Miller Road, Paradise Heights
Road or from the eastern side of Glendale Bridge.
here in the Baltimore Sun about ASCI and the upcoming
races and the Baltimore Business Journal named ASCI one
top 25 things to do in Maryland this summer (#4).
among the worst states to do business according to CEO
gypsy moth infestations will lead to more spraying in the
county this month. Acreage that will require treatment has
quadrupled since last year.
Friday May 10
Thunderstorms are likely through tomorrow.
Some of the storms could be severe with wind gusts in the 60 to
70 mph range.
The lake level is
currently above the high
rule band of 2461 at 2461.26. The impending storms will only
add to the level, so make sure any items on the shoreline are
Are you seeing this?
Yes, those are snowflakes forecast for Monday.
The DCL POA sent out
this Eblast yesterday regarding current plans to manage the
Canadian geese population at the lake and how you can help.
Tickets are still
tonight's performance of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
Paddling for Paws stand up paddleboard
race event begins tonight.
benefit concert for
Boston bombing victims will be held tomorrow at Mountain State
Brewing. Entertainment line up includes two-time Nashville
recording artist The Steve Smith Band.
Wisp will host the a
bike race on Saturday. The first race in the
Wisp XC Challenge
kicks off at noon.
Thursday May 9
A pretty nice day yesterday. The sun came
out and the rain held off until late afternoon and overnight.
Dandelions are in
bloom (ha!) and our hillsides are starting to get a tint of
green to them.
Looking for a place
to take Mom on Sunday? Jearbryo's will be cooking up some
special menu items. DC's
offer a buffet and moms are 1/2 price and moms are 1/2 price
at Pine Lodge
Steakhouse, as well.
An open letter
here from the county in response to the letter from the
Board of Education.
Wednesday May 8
Almost an inch and a half of rain yesterday.
It rained pretty much all day long. A little reprieve this
morning, but more is on the way.
meeting on the FY 2014 budget will now be held in the Garrett
College auditorium tonight at 7 p.m.
Brood II cicadas should be making an appearance in the east
any day now. This emergence will miss us locally, but
check out the
Brood V in 2016. Oh boy!
Tonight is the first
Guest Bartender Challenge for
HART for Animals of
the season. Joe & Jodi Refosco, of
Vacations, and Billy Weissgerber, of
Railey Realty will be
serving up drinks at JG's Pub from 6-9. All tips benefit
Here is Wisp's Outdoor Adventure schedule for this week.
Tuesday May 7
Rain will dominate this week and we're still
waiting for the warmth. Starting to lose patience.
The McDonald's in
Oakland is undergoing a dining room and
exterior facelift. The drive-thru will remain open through
friends should keep an eye out for a new billboard
on I-95 South between exits 53 (I-395) and exit 50 (Caton Ave).
(photo courtesy of Garrett County Chamber
Sorry for the lack
of a post yesterday. I had to be out of town. Back
to business today!
Friday May 3
A bit cooler over the weekend, but the sun will
remain throughout. Should be a good one!
signed a bill repealing the death penalty in Maryland
Wisp 2013/14 season
now on sale at 20% off.
Dutch's at Silver
Tree tonight from 5-9 and a portion of your check will
Service All-Family Boat Show ends this Sunday. Be sure
to stop by and check out their new inventory.
The first Old Time
Jam session of the season is tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 at New
Germany State Park Lakehouse.
These informal gatherings
provide an opportunity for musicians and spectators of all ages
to share and enjoy traditional folk, bluegrass, and other
“old-time” Appalachian music. Return to the park
on Saturday at 1 p.m. and help in the effort to pull garlic
mustard. Volunteers 8 and over are invited to participate.
for information on either event.
Also, don't forget
at the Races benefit Saturday at the Southern Rescue
Thursday May 2
Gorgeous, gorgeous day! Sunshine and an
expected high of 70 today.
The requested county
budget for FY 2104 is available
here. An open letter from the county Board of Education is
here calling the financial
future of our local schools "dismal."
The Board will schedule a public informational
meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at Garrett College Room 224 in the
Continuing Education Building at 7:00 PM to review the budget.
Stop by the Grand
Appreciation Open House this weekend. Big savings,
decorating tips and wine tastings from Deep
POA sent out the
following regarding debris in the lake from Sandy: As
you are out on the lake early this boating season, we recommend you
remain aware of the possibility of encountering partially submerged
tree limbs or even trees themselves. Should you see anything that
could be a hazard to safe boating in the lake, exercise appropriate
caution then please contact the Lake Management Office immediately
at 301-387-4111 to report the sighting and provide a location so
that the situation can be made safe for all.
More information is
The eagle has landed!
The aviary at the Discovery Center welcomed a new resident golden
eagle yesterday. Stop by to hear his story. (photo
courtesy of the Discovery Center)
Wednesday May 1
A little warmer over the next few days...
finally! Temps will reach almost to 70 with plenty of
The county real
estate tax sale is this Friday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse.
A list of properties and sale information are available
Due to construction
difficulties encountered, it is anticipated that work on
Glendale Road will continue to occur into the week of May 20th – 24th.
The roadway will continue to be closed to thru traffic (no
traffic will be allowed to cross Glendale Bridge) during normal
working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.