Friday August 26|
The sun is shining and the humidity
has returned. A high of 82 expected today and through the
Check this out,
a new business is coming
to the area.
Free State Cooperage will
serve the craft distillery, wine, and brewery industries with
custom-crafted white oak barrels and they are hiring.
Here's some information on the county's
continued broadband connectivity efforts.
HART for Animals.
Yesterday, the 100th animal was adopted from the new adoption
DJ Leroy will be at
Black Bear Tavern
tonight with his mechanical bull at 10 p.m. Ride 'em
cowboys and girls!
Country Fest and
Auction will be tomorrow at the fairgrounds.
There will be another showing of the documentary Fracking
Western Maryland? on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Garrett 8
Cinemas. Tickets are $8 at the box office.
Maryland Truck Show kicks off tonight and runs through the
weekend in Grantsville.
Don't forget last week's Poker Cruise had to be rescheduled.
It will be happening this Sunday and the weather looks more
Also on Sunday, there will be a
benefit for Glenn Hardesty, owner of Working H Meats, as he battles Cholangiocarcinoma.
Enjoy and local foods dinner, cornhole tournament, and live
Thursday August 25|
A band of showers came through
around 7 a.m. and there could be a few more through the day. Looking good
for the last weekend of summer break for our local students;
sunny and 80.
The county posted an
update on the Western Conveyance Project at the lake.
The deadline for entries in the annual
Photo Contest is August 31 and the
deadline to get 15% off your season pass at Wisp is
Volunteers are still needed for the
Deep Creek Wine
Festival. Please consider helping if you are able.
Firefly Farms is one of the featured
cheese makers in Passport's story
FROMAGE Ŕ TROIS. THREE GAY COUPLES’ ADVENTURES IN CHEESE
Mountain State Brewing will host the
owners of Grow West MD, the approved medical cannabis growers
for Garrett County. Their experts will be on hand to answer questions about the planned operation, job opportunities, and the benefits of medical cannabis.
That's this Saturday, 9/27, from 1 - 4 p.m.
Garrett County Comcast customers should
now have access to all three network newscasts via the On Demand
Wednesday August 24|
I am really loving these cool nights
and mornings. One more sunny day today and then clouds and
rain arrive for the next couple days.
Only one more week to enter the
Maryland Bear Hunt lottery. The application deadline
is August 31.
It greatly saddens me to report that the
Lakeside Creamery was burglarized early Monday morning. A
video of the culprits is available on the
Garrett County Public Safety Facebook page.
7,300 private sector jobs in July and good news from
Allegany County, a
biotech firm will be opening operations in Frostburg.
Local favorite, The Remedy, returns to
Stage Wisp tonight at 6:30. Should
be a great night and a great show.
Tuesday August 23|
Another sunny and comfortable day
ahead, although a bit warmer than yesterday.
There's a free
yoga class tonight at 6 at New Germany State Park. All
experience levels welcome. Namaste.
Monday August 22|
Fifty-five degrees this morning and
it feels so good. Clouds will clear to mostly sunny skies
and an expected high of just 69.
The weekend held frequent rain showers
from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
The Deep Creek Lion's Club postponed
yesterday's Poker Cruise until this
Sunday due to weather..
Congratulations to Western Maryland
Amateur Champion, Tyler Boulware from Morgantown, WV. The
event was held this weekend at
Oakland Golf Club and the final round was rained out, but
the 4 leaders competed in a seven-hole sudden death playoff.
final hydrilla application is occurring this morning at the
yacht club at Turkey Neck. Boaters are asked to steer
clear of the area.
Realty camera at the Creamery is now live and controllable!
Friday August 19|
Once this morning fog burns off,
we're expected to have mostly sunny skies and highs in the
mid-70's. Of course, that chance for an isolated shower or
storm will remain through the weekend.
Check out the
Lake Lowdown from Friends of Deep Creek Lake with important
information on the upcoming meeting of the Environmental &
Transportation committee on fracking held here in Garrett County
August 30. There's also information on the community forum
on sedimentation held last Saturday.
The KFC in Oakland is closed. I only ate
there maybe a handful of times, but I hate to see it go.
Also, the annual Redneck Dayz festival
held in June will be no more. The Oakland-Mt. Lake Park
Lions Club board voted to end the event after nine years.
Grantsville and GLAF are celebrating the
Arts & Entertainment District designation with a
Blue Jeans, Boots and Bluegrass celebration
on Sunday. Live music all day, all free.
The Deep Creek Lion's Club will hold a
Poker Cruise on Sunday beginning at
noon at The
There will be a movie in the park in
Friendsville tomorrow night. The Good Dinosaur will start
a dusk and spectators should bring chairs and blankets to enjoy
Thursday August 18|
A gloomy, damp and dark morning,
thus far. There's a chance for passing showers through the
day... again. One-quarter of an inch of rain registered in my
rain gauge yesterday.
The county released
some information on Grow West MD and the plans for a medical
marijuana grow facility in Garrett County.
Pocket Park movie of the season is tonight featuring
Earth to Echo.
The American Red Cross will be holding a
Blood Drive tomorrow at the Garrett County Health Department
from noon until 5:30. Please give if you are able.
Wednesday August 17|
More scattered showers in the
forecast for today, but, most importantly, the expected high is
only 72. That's about 10 degrees lower than yesterday's
high and I, for one, welcome it!
We got just shy of 1/2 an inch of rain
during storms yesterday.
Beginning in September, Hospice of
Garrett County and the Garrett County Board of Realtors will be
operating out of offices in downtown Oakland on Second Street.
Make plans to attend the
POA General Membership meeting this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at
Garrett 8 Cinemas.
Black King Cole returns to the
Stage Wisp Summer Concert Series tonight
There's a new listing for a Sea Doo PWC with trailer
in the Online Marketplace.
Tuesday August 16|
We got about 1/4 inch of rain over a
couple bands of storms yesterday. Sunny this morning, but
the likelihood for a thunderstorm increases as the day goes on
today and some could be severe.
a bit more information on the Taylor-Made acquisition of
Deep Creek Long & Foster.
Garrett County firm earned a Grower permit for medical
marijuana! To say I'm shocked is an understatement.
I'm excited to hear the details of the application.
The Farmer's Almanac released it's
2016/17 Winter Forecast. It is hard to tell exactly
which of the of three zones we belong too, but they all share
the word 'cold'.
Monday August 15|
Hot, hot weekend and we had to wait until Sunday for some
much-needed rain and a bit of relief. We'll have more of the
same through this week with highs around - and in - the 80's and
a chance for a thunderstorm.
County Market Minute for July is now available.
Crownline has some
tips for learning to dock your boat.
Today is finally the day that officials
will announce the 15 grower and 15 processor licenses for
medical marijuana in the state.
The grand opening and dedication for the new Family Centered Maternity Suite
at Garrett Regional Medical Center will be held tomorrow, August 16 at 12:00 Noon. The public is invited to attend.
Friday August 12|
I can hear the thunder this morning,
but there's no rain over my head. A storm passed through
yesterday afternoon about 1 mile to the east of me. So,
yes, storms are scattered and will continue to be through the
Tax-free week in Maryland begins on Sunday. Qualifying
apparel and shoes will be tax-free.
Deep Creek Discovery
Center will host a Perseids Meteor Shower viewing tonight at
9 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair and they'll have the
telescopes. Event is weather dependent.
The annual Wings and
Wheels Fly-In event is tomorrow at the airport.
QC Striders will host the
Moonshine Classic 10K/2K at Big Run
State Park tomorrow morning.
Thursday August 11|
Our afternoon temperature hit 82
yesterday and now they are forecasting a high of 83 today with
scattered thunderstorms, possible heavy rain and localized
flooding. We got just a trace amount of rain yesterday
will be having a back to school sale tomorrow and Saturday.
Thirty-percent off everything in the studio (excluding artisan
The sunflower field is in bloom at
Double G RV Park. A friendly reminder from Double G: these
are crops. Please do not "help yourself" and please do not
enter the field.
Wednesday August 10|
The chance for thunderstorms remains
in the forecast for the foreseeable future. Daytime highs
are expected to remain in the 70's. Earlier in the week,
they were calling for the 80's.
According to the DCL POA, the House
Environment and Transportation committee
will hold a full committee meeting on hydraulic fracturing
held right here in Garrett County on August 30.
Friends of Deep Creek Lake will be
hosting a community forum:
Sediment Removal for Lake Restoration -- Models & Lessons from
Other Lakes. It will be held on Saturday morning at 9
a.m. in the Himalaya Yurt at Wisp.
The 18th Annual Hot Dogs for Hospice
event will be tomorrow and Friday at the Oakland First United
Bank branch office and the Operations center (near Wal-Mart). Stop by
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for lunch, a snack or grab a tray of dogs to take home.
Just added in the Online Marketplace: a 2000 Larson ski & fish
Tuesday August 9|
Another beautiful and comfortable
morning. Clouds will increase through the day and there is
a slight chance for a thunderstorm tonight.
Governor Hogan announced
$3 million in grants to fight the heroin epidemic. The
Garrett County Sheriff's Office will receive $20,000 for a
Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study is complete
for the US 219 expansion from Meyersdale to I-68 in Maryland.
Final design is scheduled for completion in winter 17/18 and
construction is to begin in spring 2018.
Garrett College was named one of the
13 Best Adventure Campuses in the Blue Ridge.
DC's Bar and
Restaurant at Wisp has a new and improved menu for
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop by and check it out.
Monday August 8|
For the first time is a long while,
a chill returned to the morning air and the humidity broke.
Both yesterday and today. Just so pleasant.
Short-lived, though, the heat and storms return for the week
POA released some valuable information on Aquatic Invasive
Species, the preventative measures being taken at DCL and how
you can help.
The Deep Creek Long & Foster is now part
of the Taylor-Made
Vacations and Sales family. Taylor-Made purchased the
branch including the sales and vacation rental departments.
Check out this
amazing video of a caterpillar molt into a chrysalis from
the Discovery Center Facebook page.
Friday August 5|
The chance for a thunderstorm
increases a bit today to 50% and through tomorrow morning, but
then we'll have a nice stretch of sunshine for a few days.
All remaining 2016 pontoon boats at
Service are now on sale. If you're in the market, now's the
time to buy.
Kidsburgh Magazine named Deep Creek Lake
Perfect Getaway for Pittsburgh Families.
Accuweather released its
Fall Forecast and calls a warm and dry season for us.
Check out the
August newsletter from HART for Animals.
Last chance to get to the
fair this weekend as it closes it's 60th year on Saturday.
Thursday August 4|
Different day, same weather forecast.
A slight chance for thunderstorms and a high of 77. So
far, the rain has missed us.
Railey Realty has a new and improved
website. Check it out.
Also be sure to check out this You Tube
video shot on Deep Creek from Nick Fratz-Orr. Amazing!
Theatre on the Lake opens it's final show of the season
tonight, Agatha Christie's Mousetrap.
Wednesday August 3|
Another foggy start to the day.
We'll have isolated rain and thunderstorms, partly sunny skies
and a high of 77 today.
A scheduling note on
the fair tonight: Shades of Blue will not be performing and
Surrender Dorothy will take the stage instead at 7:00 and 8:30.
Local favorite, The Remedy, will be
performing at the Stage Wisp Summer Concert
tonight at 6:30.
PaddleSmart quiz from the DNR and you'll be registered to
win a stand up paddleboard.
Check out the new listings on the Online
helmets, a ladies Arctic Cat snowmobile jacket, and a
mower package with a riding and push mower.
Tuesday August 2|
A foggy start to the day, but mostly
sunny skies are ahead and a high of 77.
Wow! There's a whole lot of people in
town. Yesterday's traffic felt more like a Saturday.
It's all good, though.
featured the sights along I-68 in a recent article.
(Although I'm not sure what the 'road to nowhere' phrase is all
Monday August 1|
A slight chance for scattered
thunderstorms this afternoon, but otherwise, we'll have mostly
sunny skies and a high of 75.
The weekend wasn't exactly the relief
from heat we were promised. It was still pretty hot and
definitely humid with a few scattered storms through the weekend
including a pretty nice sound and light show last night.
Our thoughts are definitely with the
folks of Ellicott City after the tragic flooding there over the
There was a
serious boating accident on the lake over the weekend when a
man was struck by a boat propeller. The first serious
injury this year and hopefully the last.
It's fair week! Check out the
schedule of events here. The rides
open at 1 and run until 11 p.m. daily. Tonight's
entertainment (included in your gate admission) is Bucky
Covington, American Idol contestant and country music singer.