Great weekend weather in the
forecast. Nights will still be cold, but perfect spring
temperatures during the day with plenty of sunshine.
Some residences in McHenry
may experience brief power outages on Monday, April 28 as
Potomac Edison will be performing maintenance work in the area.
The DCL POA has shared
this website which will provide the most current information
about the Hydrilla Control Project on the lake.
Congratulations to Ryan Wolf, math
teacher at Southern High School, on being named
Garrett County's Teacher of the Year.
Movoto ranked the safest places to
live in Maryland. I couldn't figure out how one of our
towns didn't make the list until I realized that only
populations over 5,000 were considered. Anyway, for what
it is worth,
here is the list and, for the record, I'm not sure Ocean
City's dead-last ranking seems fair.
Don't miss the
Natural Egg Dyeing event at the Discovery Center. I
hear the Easter Bunny will even be there. You can also be
one of the first to own one of these awesome new shirts.
Hot off the presses and proceeds benefit the aviary program.
Sunshine again today and a bit
warmer than yesterday with an expected high of 54.
Looks like a beautiful weekend in store with plenty of sunshine.
The crisis in Oakland is over.
The propane truck was emptied, set upright and roads were
reopened by 9 p.m. last night. Kudos to all emergency
personnel involved in the operation, especially the volunteer
fire departments (key word: VOLUNTEER). Boo Boo Rogers was
again on the scene yesterday and got this picture. I hope
he isn't expecting a paycheck.
I am sorry to report that
Deep Creek Gourmet will be closing at
the end of the month. All wine is now 30% off and food is
50% off. Stop by and stock up for summer. Owners, Pam &
Cap, will be moving out of the area and we wish them the best in
their new life chapter.
Program Open Space money
has been made available for improvements at Eastern Garrett
Park. (I'm not going to lie. I don't know where that
To the local folk; the town of
Oakland should be avoided this morning, if possible. There
was an accident at Rt. 219 and MD 39 involving a propane tanker
with a spill. The road is expected to be closed for some
time. UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: No
injuries in the accident and no propane was spilled, but the
surrounding area (including the courthouse) was evacuated as a
precaution. Crews are trying to upright the tanker and
power will be turned off during this procedure. Estimated
time of the outage will be 30 to 60 minutes.
We knew is was coming, but that
doesn't make it any less depressing. Snow and bitter cold
this morning. The sun is shining, but temps will only peak
in the forties and we will dip below freezing again tonight.
Crews began tearing down Red Run
Lodge yesterday. Bittersweet. Sad to see the old
place go, but excited to see something new in its place,
Details to come...
Moonshadow Cafe is hosting a
benefit concert tonight. Keith Roberts will take the stage
at 7 p.m. and a $5 cover will benefit Garrett Mentors.
Center as a new advertiser. They have reopened for the
season to provide all your hunting, fishing and outdoor needs.
Stop by and check them out.
Starting the day in the 50's and
temperatures will plummet to 30 by 5 p.m. with snow showers.
Expected low tonight is now 16.
March Market Minute from Long & Foster is now available.
The State Board of Ed
approved our five-day waiver request and the last day for
our local students will be June 17. Originally, the last
day was scheduled for June 3.
The Garrett County
tax sale has been slated for May 2 at the courthouse.
A list of properties in the sale is available
A spectacular, postcard-perfect
weekend and it is going to snow tomorrow. Really? Temps will
fall through the day tomorrow and bottom out at 18 degrees
Lunar eclipse tonight at 3:06 a.m.,
but it is unlikely that we'll get a good look due to rain.
Effective today, the Office of
Planning and Zoning, Office of Permits and Inspections
has moved to the courthouse.
Haven't seen any rain thus far, but
showers are a guarantee at some point today. The weekend
weather looks great. No sign of rain and warm.
Love these aerial photos.
Check out Deep Creek Lake and Wisp from 39,000 feet.
Lots to do this weekend.
Ultimate Egg Hunt will be held at New Germany State Park
The GLAF 2014 season kicks off
Pasion y Arte in the college auditorium.
Stop by the Garrett County
Health Fair at the CARC from 8:30 - 1. There will also
5K run/1 mile walk race beginning at 8 a.m.
Oakland Golf Club
will host the annual "Frostbite" scramble tournament
I Hate Hamlet
performances will be held through the weekend at
Our Town Theatre.
Frost on the rooftops this morning,
but temperatures will gradually climb through the day and peak
in the low-60's. Rain is likely overnight and through
Lots of docks and boats going in
the water. Summertime is coming!
The board of education gave
approval for our superintendent to request a five-day waiver for
the school calendar year from the state. Schools will be
in session all next week (except Good Friday) as make-up days.
The application for a zoning
amendment for a proposed Trail Park on Stockslager/Shingle Camp
Road is available
here. A hearing with the zoning board will be held on
April 17 at 7 p.m. in the commissioners' room. If you
cannot attend the meeting, but would like to submit an opinion
on the project, you can email
Sunshine is in the forecast over
the next two days. High of 54 today and 62 tomorrow.
A circulation study
will be conducted by the DNR later this month and through
late May. A non-toxic dye will be added in the southern end of
the lake and it may take on a pinkish color during testing.
Update on the eagles in Pittsburgh:
three eaglets have hatched and are doing well. Fascinating
to watch the
this morning at 37 than all of yesterday. Dismal,
foggy and cold all day yesterday. Expected high of 49
today with wind gusts and a slight chance of showers.
General Assembly session is a wrap. Maryland voted to
decriminalize marijuana possession, raise the mimimum wage and
increase penalties for distracted drivers who cause accidents
(cell phones and texting). A breakdown
here of some of the bills passed.
nothing to do with Deep Creek, just sharing because I found it
interesting. A 14-year-old found that if the
U.S. government changed its typeface, it could save $136
million annually in ink costs.
morning after a particularly spectacular Sunday. So
will be the recipient of some Program Open Space money.
Eat at Dairy
Queen in Oakland tonight between 5 and 8 and a portion of the
proceeds will benefit the iLego team travelling to California
for the World Championships.
Rain and possible
thunderstorms today and tonight, but it should clear out by
Saturday and all-clear for Sunday.
The DCL POA
donated life-saving equipment to Garrett County to aid in
Hands-only CPR training.
Service's 40th Annual Boat Show kicks off tomorrow and runs
through May 5. Stop by to see what's new for 2014.
to Northern High School's baseball coach, Phil Carr, on earning
his 300th career win yesterday.
The DNR is urging
Western Marylanders to be mindful of bears. They're
awake and hungry!
US team for the Slalom World Championships has been
events calendar for adventures open this weekend.
Oakland Golf Club and pro shop will open on Saturday. The
driving range will open mid to late-April.
lovers! A Big Bucks Bingo will be held tomorrow night at
the Friendsville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5, games start
at 6:30. Tickets are $25 and will be available at the
Not so much in the
way of rain yesterday, but we are more likely to see some this
afternoon and through tomorrow night. Looks like we'll dip
below freezing on Saturday night.
The ice is gone and we
have open water on the lake! I looked back and last year we
were ice-free on April 10, so we are week ahead of schedule this
Check out this YouTube
video of the
sights and sounds of Swallow Falls State Park in the winter.
Additional funding of
$464,103 for the Garrett County School System has been approved by a
conference committee and is expected to pass in the final budget.
Any legislation on
decriminalizing marijuana in Maryland
will not likely be considered until 2016.
The Mountain Maryland
Energy Advisory Committee is seeking public
generating new, energy- focused initiatives.
Residents and visitors,
don't forget that
explosives training will be held tomorrow and Saturday at Wisp.
Do not be alarmed if you hear explosions.
Wouldn't it be nice
to repeat yesterday? The perfect spring day, in my humble
opinion. No such luck as April showers will arrive today
and stick around until the weekend.
The Thousand Acres
Grapevine posted a picture on Facebook yesterday of a huge mountain
lion Photoshopped in front of their entrance sign. Not
everyone followed my advice of "trust no one on April 1." It
was a joke! The picture has either been deleted or I can't
find it. Funny stuff.
This is not an April
Fool's joke. I think Sasquatch made an appearance in my webcam
shot yesterday evening. Seriously, what/who is that?
A Times-News article
reports on the
future of ASCI and preparations for Deep Creek 2014.
The General Assembly
approve legislation to expand Maryland Wildlands system by 50%.
Over 11,000 acres are in Garrett County and listed
Expected high of 62
today with partly sunny skies. Water is taking over the
ice on the lake.
And, with open
water, we have our first runaway dock floating in McHenry Cove.
You may remember a
couple years ago when an inmate stabbed a correctional officer
along I-68 while performing outdoor duty. Today is his
The state board of
ed voted to allow Maryland schools to apply for a 5-day waiver
for the school year for make-up days due to weather-related
cancellations. Yesterday, they
denied Montgomery County's request. Uh oh! Our
local school board will make a decision this month on its waiver
Don't forget it is
April Fool's Day. Trust no one! :-)