Skies cleared yesterday and we had
a beautiful evening. Continued clear skies today, but
storms -- sometimes severe - are a possibility beginning
A white Alcort Sunfish was found
adrift near the dam on Sunday. There were no registration
numbers on the boat. It has been turned into the DNR, so
if you are missing one, contact the DNR.
A draft of the
DCL Watershed plan is now available. Public comments
will be accepted until August 23 and should be sent to
Weekend events include:
Little Yough Music Festival brings Jessica Lee to the
stage tonight at 7 in Oakland.
An Artist's Studio Tour will be
held Saturday and Sunday. Stop by the Visitor's Center
in McHenry or The Gallery Shop in Oakland for a brochure and
map of participating studios.
Music at Penn Alps features Kim and Reggie Harris -
Songs of Hope and Freedom Saturday at 7:30.
Friendsville Days kicks off tonight and runs through
The fair will offer a ride
preview night on Saturday from 5 to 11 ($10) and the Tractor
Pull at the track will begin at 5 (free).
Check out the special programs
this weekend at New Germany State
Park, Swallow Falls/Herrington
Manor and DCL State Park.
Of course, we have
live entertainment all weekend at our local bars.
Damp and a bit dreary this morning,
but cooler. Expected high today is only 69 with a chance
for scattered showers.
feature article on Mountain Maryland in the Maryland
Scenic Byways magazine.
Don't forget the State of Lake
and Watershed presentation tonight at 7 in the Garrett
Pocket Park movie tonight is Space Cowboys and
Theatre on the Lake
will open The Diary of Anne Frank tonight through
Twelve kittens were adopted
yesterday at the Emergency Adoption event, but there are still
more in need of homes.
Already 70 degrees this morning and sticky. Fifty-percent
chance of rain this afternoon and more likely for some showers
Due to a cancellation of a kitten transport by another animal
rescue group, HART for Animals will be having an Emergency
Kitten Adoption Event on Wednesday, July 23 through Saturday,
July 26 at the HART Animal Center at 1265 Bumble Bee Road.
Adopted kittens will be spayed or neutered for free. This is a
joint effort of HART and the Garrett County Animal Shelter.
Please help the homeless kittens by adopting this Wednesday
through Saturday. Call 301.387.7729 for more information.
Just look at these faces...
What's Fresh at the Farmer's Market today in Oakland.
Gina Powell and Her Electric Band take the stage tonight at Wisp
at 6:30. Matt Tichon will be at The Boardwalk at 5.
Both free, both fun!
Isolated showers are a possibility
again today with an expected high of 82.
My apologies to those who noticed
our site was down for the better part of the day yesterday.
It was out of my control, but, for what it is worth, the post I
had prepared is below.
The State Highway Administration
will be adding a pedestrian/biking lane on Rt. 51 from Old
Town to cross the Potomac into Paw Paw, WV.
The Irish Independent features an
article about the SavageMan Triathlon.
The Fair Board has announced there
will be a ride preview day on Saturday at the fair.
Admission at the gate is free and so is the tractor pull, but a
ride ticket will be $10 and good from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The full schedule of events is available
A slight chance for an isolated
thunderstorm today. Nice day Sunday, but Saturday was
pretty much a wash-out -- rained and drizzled all day.
history lesson on the National Road and General Braddock in the New York Times.
The third round of herbicide
application on hydrilla in the southern portion of the lake is
set for today. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the work
There will be a Dutch oven cooking
demonstration today at the Friend's Store in Sang Run at 11 a.m.
and candle dipping, too.
Looks like today is going to be the
best day of the weekend. The possibility of rain
lingers beginning tonight and
through Sunday .
WBOY, out of West Virginia, was in
town yesterday to interview some Team USA members. Check
out the video
Some rides for the fair have
arrived at the fairgrounds. Yup, it is almost fair week!
Happenings this weekend include:
Another day like yesterday.
Sunny, chilly and no humidity.
Pocket Park movie is Groundhog Day and the USA Kayak Team
will be there for a meet and greet beginning at 7 p.m.
Sharing a new link for the drone
video of our fireworks. The one I linked to below is no
longer available. So in case you missed it,
here it is again.
Northern Middle School
was named the recipient of the Maryland Center for Character
Education School of the Year.
The sun is out, but the air is
chilly. Low 50's this morning and an expected high of only
Wonderful Wednesday again today in
Oakland. Check out
what's fresh at the Farmer's Market this week and the
deals at the local shops.
Hillbilly Gypsies perform tonight
at Wisp at 6:30 and The
Janice Ray Duo at 5:00 at
Get your hump day groove on.
Stop by the
HART Animal Center today (and every Wednesday and Saturday
through August) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an animal adoption
Tickets are going fast for the
private concert with Shirley King, daughter of B.B. King, this
Sunday at Mountain
State Brewing. Order tickets
online or stop by the pub to get yours.
Rain this morning after a bunch of
rain yesterday. It should all clear out by mid-afternoon
and we'll have a few rain-free days and the return of the polar
vortex (minus the drama it is a cold snap) with highs only
reaching around 70.
Mark your calendars; the
State of the Lake presentation
will be held on Thursday July 25 at 7p.m. in the college
Counting down the days until Deep
Creek 2014 and
volunteers are still needed.
A Lousiana woman is
suing 84 Lumber for faulty construction through its National
Corporate Install Program. Local developer, Greg Mortimer,
has been in litigation with the company since 2011 with the
similar claims about the program.
Will O' the Wisp has
been chosen as a 2014 Southern Hospitality Hotel
by Convention South magazine. One of just
four Maryland resorts chosen.
June Garrett County Market Minute from Long & Foster is
Brewing will host a
HART for Animals fundraiser tonight at 6 p.m. with guest
bartender, Nina Beitzel, from Deep Creek Fitness. Stop by
for fun while supporting a great cause.
Weekend rain held off until
yesterday evening when some loud (and close) thunderstorms
rolled through. Still a bit dreary this morning and a
guarantee from the NWS for some more storms today.
The commissioners' meeting agenda
for tomorrow is available
here and it will include discussion on the
proposed changes to the water and sewer boundaries in the
county at 11:15.
The POA offers
these tips when dealing with noisy and disruptive rental
Sunshine this morning, but a chance
for thunderstorms. Crews are working hard, but there are
still some without power in the area.
A blue & yellow Rave water
trampoline is missing from McHenry Cove area after Tuesday's
storm. If anyone found it,
please let me know
and I will direct you to the owners.
here from WV Metro News on fishing in Deep Creek Lake.
The Adventure Journal lists the
Top 9 rafting trips in the lower 48. Upper Yough ranks
Pocket Park Movie tonight is Hotel
Transylvania -- beginning at dusk in the Pocket Park in Oakland.
No post from me tomorrow, so we'll
highlight the weekend programs now.
Little Yough Summer Music
Festival kicks off tomorrow night with Blue Steel at 7 p.m.
Art in the
Park will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Discovery
Theatre on the Lake
will begin The Importance of Being Earnest today
through Saturday in the barn at Ridgeview Valley.
The GC Human Society's
Dog Gone FUNdraiser will be held
Yes, those storms arrived.
Watches, warnings, you name it. Trees are down and power
outages all over (some still are without). A chance for
more thunderstorms today, but thankfully no call for anything
Teams are training over the next
couple weeks at ASCI. Stop by and watch.
Wonderful Wednesday today in Oakland. Stop by for sales at
the local shops, the farmer's market and horse-drawn carriage
Grand Ole' Ditch bluegrass
band takes the stage tonight at Wisp at 6:30.
Batten down the hatches!
Looks like some severe storms may be on the way.
Rocky Gap casino's
revenue increased 50% compared to last June with around
The Chamber of Commerce has
revamped its website with the new brand.
Check it out.
Overall a beautiful weekend. That
wind on the 4th was something else, but it died down just in time
for the fireworks. Hey, at least Old Glory was blowing at her
I lied when I said we could fit more
people. I believe we reached maximum capacity this weekend.
Five minutes to turn left from Lake Shore Drive onto 219. Yes,
I timed it.
Thank you, Jessica Rosnick for sharing
these lovely firework pictures...
And, Adele Kemp
for this one...
And be sure
to check out
this video from the Taylor-Made Vacations' drone.
It was a beautiful
night and celebration.
Heads up, here --
boundary changes are proposed for the water and sewer districts.
Chilly this morning at 52 and that
mountain breeze - more like a steady wind -- has returned.
Expected high today is only 70, but the sun will shine.
Holiday weekend activities include:
Fireworks tonight at dusk in
McHenry. May be a little chilly on a boat, so don't forget
The rodeo will be at the
fairgrounds tonight and tomorrow night beginning at 7:30.
Store is open for the season with special events and great
grand opening for the bike park at Wisp will be held on
Sunday from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
Last free fishing day of year in
Maryland today. No license required.
Special events will be held at
New Germany State Park and DCL
The waverunner restriction goes
into effect today and every Saturday and Sunday through, and
including Labor Day. Keep 'em parked from 11 a.m. to 4
Don't miss the
boat parade tomorrow night. The
swan boat will be included.
Chautauqua event begins on Saturday and runs through Monday.
This year's theme: Creative Women Breaking the Mold.
Check out the
live entertainment all weekend at our bars.
Happy Independence Day!
Enjoy, be safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Last call for showers today and
then all-clear for the weekend. Although, the past few
days of so-called rain hasn't amounted to much.
Serving up two nights of fireworks
around here. Broadford Park's display goes off tonight at
dusk. Stop by early for a patriotic concert by the Garrett
Community Concert Band and Garrett Choral Society beginning at 7:30.
Entrance to the park is $3/person, kids 8 and under at $1.
Here's an article
offering tips on getting good firework photos from your
smartphone. Hint, hint. ;-)
Pocket Park movie in Oakland goes on tonight, too. Frozen
will be shown at dusk.
State parks across Maryland have been
approved as Green Travel Destinations.
Lt. Governor and the Democratic
candidate for Governor, Anthony Brown, is (or was) in our fine
county with his family. Seems to be a vacation rather than a
campaign stop. Good for him!
breaks down the marina permit that was issued for FunTime Water
The rain missed us yesterday, but
the heat did not. Not much of a breeze, either.
Another day is the 80's today and still a chance for a
thunderstorm. Weekend still looks awesome! Heat will
break and the sun will be out.
Property tax bills have arrived. :-(
I've gotten a few inquiries about the
annual rodeo. I haven't seen anything around town about it,
but acoording to the
GC Livestock Association Facebook page, it will be held this
Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds. Advance tickets ($8)
are available at Arrowhead or at the door ($10, I think).
Rodeo action starts at 7:30 p.m. Something to consider, too,
for those who normally park at the fairgrounds to watch the
fireworks. May be a little busier than normal.
Kicking off the holiday early -- Stage
Wisp Summer Concert Series begins tonight with the Terah Crawford
Band. Boardwalk's Wednesday entertainment begins with Kelly
Lynott and Floyd Cowger will be at the Harbor Bar. Times are
Lots of people in town, but we stil
have room for more. Check out our
lodging partners and ask about special last-minute deals for the
The Youghiogheny Glades Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution is selling bricks to honor
those who have served. Bricks are $50 and will be placed at
the Accident Veteran's Memorial. Call Sherry at 301-746-8357,
if you are interested in purchasing one.
Just a couple passing showers
yesterday. If you blinked, you missed them.
Otherwise a nice, albeit hot and humid, day. A chance for
some storms today and likely for tonight -- some possibly
severe. Expected high is 84. What?!?
There will be a
planned power outage on July 8 in the McHenry area.
The DCL POA
presented a check for $10,000 to the DNR to help cover costs
of the hydrilla treatment in the lake.
Dove Center received a $3,000 grant to install housing for
dogs and cats of shelter residents. It is one of 100 shelters
nationwide and one of only two in Maryland to be designated as a
pet safety shelter.
Long & Foster is now offering a
look at some of their featured vacation
rentals right here on this site.
FunTime Watersports, at the
Creamery location, is back in business. You may remember
all the controversy and lawsuits that shut it down last year.
Well, evidently, the owner applied for a marina permit and was
approved. The parking requirement was met by including the
lot across the street. Does that mean it is over?
Here's a look at the gizmo that
floated up to a resident's dock earlier this month.
Looks like part of a water
trampoline and we still haven't found its owner.
Let me know, if you