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Tuesday February 9|
A nice blanket of fresh snow. Wisp is
reporting 4 inches and we still have more to come through
tomorrow night. A surprising (to me, anyway), on-time start to school this
15 restaurants in Maryland to visit before you die.
Garrett County was not represented in the list, but Dutch's
Daughter in Frederick was.
Dutch's at Silver Tree is the
pretty much same thing, but with a better view, so...
Telli's Deli is offering Buy 1 Get 1
Half Off sandwiches for the month of February. Don't forget it's
Tuesday so that means they're delivering to Oakland.
Today is Fat Tuesday.
Brenda's Pizzeria will serve traditional pancakes all day
Monday February 8|
A beautiful sunny morning after a perfect weekend, but snow is
coming later today. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into
effect today at noon and runs through 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Accumulations are expected in the 4-9 inch range.
Wicomico County is using Garrett County's free college
tuition program as a model to create its own.
The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette
features another ski story with a nice focus on Wisp.
February is National
Spay/Neuter Month and HART for Animals is announcing that it is
scheduling appointments for their “Lifesaver” no-cost
spay/neuter program. “Lifesaver” is funded through the Maryland
Department of Agriculture Spay and Neuter Grants Program that funded 764 no-cost spay/neuters locally in 2015.
Applications are available on the HART website.
Garrett College will host to the
Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference
(MD JUCO) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament
February 11-14, 2016 at the CARC.
Friday February 5|
A nice dusting of snow overnight to make it look like winter
again and Wisp turned some of the snowmakers on again.
Weekend ski conditions and weather should be great.
Jasper Riley Road is now reopened.
Ever wondered how a bear hibernates all winter without relieving
now we know. Nature never ceases to amaze.
Speaking of bears, a presentation was given in Washington county
to help residents learn to keep black bears away. Not much
in there that any good Garrett Countian doesn't know, except
that some people use bear gall bladders as an aphrodisiac.
What?!? Humans never cease to amaze, either.
Deep Creek Seafood got
some great press in the Post-Gazette.
A Rockville biotech firm says it has
created the first test that will identify the Zika virus in
mosquitoes. Go Maryland!
Thursday February 4|
Things have cooled and we're back down in the 30's.
There's a chance for some snow showers tonight, but the sun will
come out tomorrow and stay out through the weekend.
Major, major melt yesterday. Streams were running high and
fast, the snow pack is considerably less, and there is open
water on lake under the 219 bridge. Forecasters are eyeing
two possible snow events for next week, though.
Did you know that Adnan Syed, the focus of the popular podcast
Serial, is incarcerated at the North Branch Correctional
Facility in Cumberland? I didn't. Pretty wild.
Jasper Riley Road in the Pleasant Valley area
is closed until further notice.
Tomorrow is another
Hero's Day at
Wisp. Military and rescue personnel get a free lift
ticket and discounted tickets for family members.
The Honi-Honi is listed as a
Maryland restaurant with a jaw-dropping view.
Wednesday February 3|
A very wet start to the day with steady rain and snow melt.
The rain is expected to clear out later this afternoon, but the
temperatures will continue to fuel the melt until the overnight
The West Virginia groundhog, French Creek Freddie,
did see his shadow yesterday and calls for 6 more weeks of
winter. I'm still not putting much stake in a forecast
from an animal, but you do have to wonder how Phil had no shadow
on a seemingly clear morning in the mid-Atlantic. I'm
Newsmax ranks the
most affordable places to retire in Maryland and Oakland
tops the list.
Our county superintendent of schools, Dr. Janet Wilson,
will not seek reappointment to the
position when her contract expires at the end of the school
The DCL POA released
some highlights from the PRB meeting last month.
Tuesday February 2|
Clear skies this morning, but clouds will roll in as the day
goes on and so will the wind. Gusts up to 45 mph are
Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so there will be an
early spring. Really wouldn't come as much of a surprise
given the winter we've had, but it is a rodent and not an
especially smart one, so...
Attorney General Frosh is warning of a
potential scam with health insurance sign ups. By
the way, the deadline for sign ups has been extended to Friday,
the latest from the Garrett County Office of Economic
An petition is now
available online if you would like to show support lifting
the PWC weekend restriction ban. A
subcommittee of the DCL Policy and Review Board has been formed
to study the issue.
The Garrett College Students in Need Group will be having a
Winter Clothing Drive tomorrow and
Thursday. This is a great way to clean your closet of
gently-used winter apparel and help a good cause.
Monday February 1|
It's hard to believe that one week ago we were digging out of
30+ inches of snow and now we're wading through puddles and
slush. Don't get me wrong, we still have a good bit of
snow on the ground, but considerably less.
Cloudy today and a chance for some daytime showers.
Wisp/McHenry is a great place for a winter getaway.