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Wednesday December 7
9:15 a.m.

Clouds will decrease today to mostly sunny skies and a high of 36.  Snow arrives tomorrow through Friday night.  Not much is expected in accumulation, but Wisp should have at least three solid nights to blow some snow.  Hopefully major snow!

What a miserable day yesterday.  Rain, ice, slush, and cold.  My least favorite combination.  On the bright side, the trees looked pretty covered in ice.  On the downside, a lot of the limbs fell to the ground causing some power outages in the area  -- and a mess. 

This is the last weekend to take advantage of the 3-2-1 Promotion from the Chamber of Commerce.  It ends on December 15.

The county received grant funding to purchase radio communications equipment for local fire and rescue squads.

The December newsletter from the Maryland DNR is now available.


Tuesday December 6
9:15 a.m.

An icy cover on cars and decks this morning.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight for additional freezing rain and sleet. 

Wisp will hold a second Job Fair tomorrow from 4-7 in the lodge.  Weather permitting, the resort will open for the season on Friday, December 16. 

A process was approved by the Maryland Board of Education that allows districts to apply for a waiver to begin school before Labor Day.  Garrett County schools meet the criteria necessary to apply, but hasn't announced yet if they plan to do so.  The deadline is March 31.

Our local high school Robotics Team mentor offers holiday gift ideas that promote interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).


Monday December 5
9:15 a.m.

A week of wintry weather ahead.  Rain, snow and wintry mix are all in the forecast and by Thursday night, overnight temperatures will be in the teens and, hopefully conducive for some major snowmaking for a few days straight.

The Washington Post features an article on the fracking issue as our legislators approach the upcoming session and suggests an extension on the moratorium is more likely than an outright ban of the practice in Maryland.

Senator Edwards and Delegate Beitzel will hold a public meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 in Room 205 in the Continuing Ed building at Garrett College.  The meeting will focus on our local representatives' wish list  for the upcoming legislative session.

Get your kids on skis!  Three great kids packages are now available in the Online Marketplace. 


Friday December 2
9:15 a.m.

Cloudy, cold and there's a chance for some snow showers today.  The weekend will be cloudy and cold, as well.

The agenda for Monday's commissioners meeting is now available.

Wisp launched a new and improved website.   Hopefully, they'll be launching some snow from their snowguns soon, too.  :-)

Check out the December Real Estate Review from Railey Realty.

Lots of holiday themed events to enjoy this weekend.  Christmas in the Village kicks off tonight at Spruce Forest Artisan Village.  A Charity Tour of Homes is happening tonight and tomorrow.  A craft and vendor show will be held this evening at CARC to benefit the CARC Relay for Life team. Our Town Theater will host a Christmas Market at St. Peter's Social Hall and the Discovery Center will hold their annual Holiday Open House tomorrow.  Don't forget the Senior Adoption event at HART today and tomorrow, too.


Thursday December 1
9:30 a.m.

Rain fell for the better part of the day yesterday dropping six-tenths of a inch.  A pretty gloomy day.  There's a slight chance for snow showers through tomorrow.  Nothing much expected in accumulation, but it's the right kind of precipitation for this time of year, anyway.

I'm sorry to report that Jim Delligatti, creator of the Big Mac, passed away at the age of 98.  His impact on the Deep Creek Lake area is of even more importance than the special sauce, in my opinion, as he brought us Uno's, the Honi-Honi, Arrowhead and our movie theater.  Our condolences to his family.

Here's more on the local teens that will star on Outdoor Channel's Fishing University.  So awesome!

The results of the first weekend of deer season have been released.  Numbers statewide were up 24%, but Region A (our region) numbers were down a bit.

The Fall Dispatch from the Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Association is now available.

An update is provided from the Shale Gas Advisory Group.

Artist After Hours will be held tonight at Telli's Deli from 5-9. Cost is $15 and includes bread, soup, salad and dessert.  Jerry McGee's Lochandean pottery will be offered at 10% off and other artisans will be on hand.