"Local" NFL Training Camps Begin – Deep Creek Lake teams

I wouldn’t be a very good football fan if I didn’t report that NFL teams of ‘local’ interest are back in training camp 🙂 Of course, the Steelers pre-season games are always on local cable channels. The Redskins, however, aren’t available on our cable network. The solution:

Black Bear Tavern. Keith always has the games on and it’s a great atmoshpere to take in a game you may otherwise miss. I think the games being NEXT week.

And I guess I need to mention that the Ravens started camp, too….

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Hillbilly Gypsies tonight at Little Yough Music Festival

My wife and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary today 🙂 After dinner at Uno’s & drinks at the Honi-Honi (courtesy of Jerry Ferguson Sr :), we’re heading in to Oakland to the pavilion for some tunes by the river – the Little Yough Music Festival. Hope to see you there!

Tonight:
The Hillbilly Gypsies
When Fri Jul 30 7pm – 9pm Eastern Time
http://littleyough.com

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Fishing is apparently still good at Deep Creek Lake

District Fishing Report – Post-Gazette
Friday, July 30, 2010
By Deborah Weisberg

Deep Creek Lake (Maryland): Dave Jenco of Brownsville and Jim Gwynn of Bentleyville won the walleye division of the annual Fish for Life Tournament to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with five walleyes totaling 7??-plus pounds. Reuben Johnson of Natrona Heights and Mike Kalafut of Uniontown caught the 3 1/3-pound lunker walleye. The bass division was won by Larry Beckman and Ben Newman, both of Oakland, Md., with four bass totaling almost 13 pounds, including a 4 1/3-pound largemouth that was the tournament lunker. John Richter and Joe Argiro, both of Connellsville, won the miscellaneous division with a 2 1/4-pound chain pickerel.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10211/1076357-358.stm#ixzz0vCDfFN2O

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High Mountain Sports Annual Bust Largness Wakeboard Contest

I just got my invite from Steve Green at High Mountain Sports. Railey Realty is a sponsor.

Every year, HMS puts together the only wakeboard competition on Deep Creek Lake. This year, the riders really pulled out the full bag of tricks…Tons of backrolls, scarecrows, tantrums, and railey airs… Check out http://www.highmountainsports.com/

Check out the video from last year:

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More on fish kills in Maryland

The Maryland Department of the Environment is mandated by Environmental Article Section 4-405 (c) to oversee the investigation of fish kill incidents throughout the State.

The Fish Kill Investigation Section manages and coordinates the multi-agency, statewide fish kill response program. Staff is on call during the regular workweek and on weekends, holidays and after normal working hours to ensure that all fish kill reports are promptly addressed.

The presence of dead or distressed fish may indicate that a toxic substance has entered the waterway. For this reason, it is very important to quickly ascertain the facts, announce the findings, and institute corrective measures if practical.

Fish kills also result from a combination of natural and human induced stresses in the environment. Several elements may combine and act synergistically to overload stress tolerance levels and induce a fish kill. Typical stress factors may include population stress (crowding), spawning stress, reduced food abundance, excessive temperatures or sudden temperature change, parasite burdens, high or low pH, low oxygen levels caused by sewage or excessive algae (fueled by nutrient enrichment), salinity stress, chronic toxin levels (including metals and organics), and drought. Each incident is categorized according to the dominant stress factor detected.

More from the State website.
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State suspects hot weather in Deep Creek Fish kill

MCHENRY, MD. — Scientists say hot weather may be behind the deaths of about 500 fish at Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland.

The state Department of the Environment said Thursday that high air temperatures this month warmed the lake’s surface and created ideal conditions for an infestation of parasitic microorganisms that affect the gills of certain cold-water fish.

The agency says the fish kill is affecting mainly cold-water species such as yellow perch, walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike.

Environmental regulators and the state Department of Natural Resources are still collecting and analyzing water and fish samples. They say they won’t know for sure what caused the kill for several weeks.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/breaking/state-suspects-hot-weather-in-deep-creek-fish-kill-99555964.html#ixzz0v5oxTcnq

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What's Happening in Garrett County – community calendar

There’s always some fun stuff happening in Garrett County:

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market – Oakland

Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets

Join us in downtown Oakland for a homegrown farmers market including fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, crafts, personal care items, goat cheeses, and more!

Wednesdays & Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm

Jul 28th

Starts at 10:00 am , Lasts 3 Hours

Jul 31st

Starts at 10:00 am , Lasts 3 Hours

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Pocket Park Movie

Town of Oakland

07/29/2010

July 29th the movie is Secondhand Lions. Starts at 8:30. Admission is free, sponsored by Rudy’s Clothing. Bring your own chair & blankets, popcorn & beverages are available for sale.

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Little Yough Summer Music Festival

Town of Oakland

06/18/2010

7 pm, Oakland Town Parking Lot/ Mountain Fresh Farmers Market. Bring a lawn chair and listen to the tunes!

July 30 The Hillbilly Gypsies

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Fred Thayer Memorial Golf Tournament

Town of Oakland

07/30/2010

Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Fred Thayer scholarship Fund. For more info http://www.highlandfest.info/

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Annual Summer Luau

Honi-Honi

07/31/2010

Honi-Honi Bar, Starting at 1 pm. Enjoy the best of summer on Deep Creek Lake with a classic pig roast and a one-of-a-kind “Battle of the Bands” competition from 12-6 pm featuring Boathouse and Time Flies. http://www.honi-honi.com/, 301.387.9100.

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Music at Penn Alps Concert Series

Penn Alps Restaurant & Craft Shop

Ten concerts will be presented at MPA’s regular venue at Penn Alps, Grantsville, and two concerts at Windsor Hall in Cumberland. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM on Saturday evenings.

Event Website: http://www.musicatpennalps.org

Jul 31st

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Family LEGO SuGO Event

Tourism Events

GEARS Center in Accident, 1-4 pm.

Come design, create, and build a LEGO robot that will push your opponent off the SuGO ring.

All ages are welcome. Younger youth are welcome to come build with the LEGO WeDo’s.

The G-FORCE FTC team also demonstrates their robot.

Check it out at http://sugo.gearsinc.org to pre-register for the event.

Aug 1st

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Barn Quilt Festival

Tourism Events

08/01/2010

Cove Run Farms Corn Maze, located along Griffith Road, Accident, 12:30 – 4:00 pm. Included in the day’s events will be arts and crafts vendors displaying and selling their wares, a brown bag auction, recognition of current barn quilt owners and sponsors, live auction of barn & quilt themed items, and live music. Children’s games and a coloring contest will also take place. And the unveiling and dedication of a new barn quilt block! www.GarrettBarnQuilts.org

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Mud, dead fish replace lake after Iowa dam break


This story struck me when I read it. This lake was 9 miles in length (Deep Creek Lake is 7 miles) and both lakes were built in the mid 1920’s for hydro-electric power. Deep Creek is not fed by one main river, but many small streams. Still, the story is captivating to read:

By MICHAEL J. CRUMB, Associated Press Writer

Mon Jul 26, 5:33 pm ET
DES MOINES, Iowa – Acres of mud strewn with dead fish greeted hundreds of eastern Iowa residents Monday after a weekend dam break left their lakefront properties overlooking little more than a small stream.

The Lake Delhi dam in Delaware County gave way under the rapidly rising Maquoketa River on Saturday, decimating the nine-mile-long lake and adjacent property values.

“The water’s gone, dead fish are laying there on the bottom — it’s a pretty nasty looking scene,” said Irv Janey of Marion, who owns a condominium on Lake Delhi. “It was a beautiful recreation area and to see it drained, it just makes you sick.”

Heavy rains last week forced the river to unprecedented levels, causing earthen portions of the dam to collapse and sending a torrent of water rushing downstream. The concrete section of the dam remained intact, but the swollen river damaged about half the 1,000 homes and cabins above it. The lake quickly emptied…

Read the rest here.

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Lunch at Black Bear Tavern with the Weavers

I just had a very enjoyable lunch at the Black Bear Tavern. I met with some past clients, Mark & Lori Weaver, and their son & daughter, Robbie & Jamieson. Great lunch (the Reuben 🙂 and even better company. It’s amazing how quickly kids grow up…it’s been 7 years now that they have owned at Deep Creek Lake and they LOVE it! They have a rental home, Eagles Landing, on Stockslager Rd. It’s an awesome house with a lot of privacy if you’re in the market for a vacation rental…

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Jumbo Loan Rates for Vacation Homes Significantly Lower – Railey Blog

By: Mike Kennedy
July 20th, 2010
Category: Deep Creek Lake Buyer Info, Interest Rates and Loans, Obtaining a Mortgage
The overall interest rate environment for buyers looking to finance a real estate purchase in the Deep Creek Lake second home resort market continues to improve as Jumbo Loan Rates have recently decreased as well. Current Jumbo Loan rates for loans over $417,000 are now in the the 5.25%-5.375% range. These rates are the lowest we’ve experienced since 2003 and may not last long! Last year at this time Jumbo Rates were on average about 1.00%-1.50% higher. The down payment requirement for a second home loan between $417,000-$650,000 is 20%. Loan amounts between $650,000-$1,000,000 requires 25% down and any loan amount over $1,000,000 requires 35% down.

Lower Jumbo Rates can have significant benefits for a vacation home buyer. First, the monthly payment is much lower resulting in substantial savings over the life of the loan. Secondly, it also allows a buyer to have more purchasing power allowing for other alternatives that may be more desirable to them. For example, last year at this time someone borrowing $480,000 at 6.5% for a $600,000 Deep Creek Lake home would have a monthly payment around $3,034. Right now with the lower Jumbo Rates, the payment on the same loan would be approximately $2,650 a month – or a savings of about $138,240 over the life of the loan.

In addition, if the same buyer decided to purchase something a little more expensive now – they could borrow approximately $550,000 – or $70,000 more – with the same monthly payment as last year at this time. This allows a buyer to consider other options that may be more desirable to them. In this market it could mean the difference between buying a lakefront house versus another type of setting. Or it could mean the difference between purchasing a bigger house with more features regardless of the setting.

These lower rates may not last long. This is a great opportunity to save a significant amount of money or to increase your purchasing power. If you are buying or selling Deep Creek Lake real estate contact us. We can be your trusted advisor and guide you through the entire process. Visit my ‘Mortgage‘ page for more information on vacation or second home loans at Deep Creek Lake.

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