>Lot+dockslip+deep water+VIEWS – Paradise Estates – GA7506013

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PARADISE HEIGHTS
OAKLAND, MD 21550

Lake Access Lot with Boat Slip and Paid Sewer Tap. One acre of peace and quiet overlooking Deep Creek Lake. Walk to your dock slip. Close to all Deep Creek Lake activities. No HOA fees. Potential for BIG views based on home design. Lot 8 Paradise Estates.

Contact Jay Ferguson @ 301-501-0420 or DeepCreekLaker@Gmail.com for more information or to setup a private showing for this property.

Listing # GA7506013
$149,000

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>Deep Creek park program features butterfly walk

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Stephanie Weaver
The Cumberland Times-News Tue Jun 28, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT

DEEP CREEK LAKE — Hot and steamy— that’s how butterflies like their weather. With the exception of the wind Tuesday, the weather was just the right amount of heat and humidity for a butterfly sighting at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

“Flutterbys and Flowers,” a program offered by the park, attracted a handful of people of all ages interested in learning about plants, butterflies and what the two have in common.

Bird watchers may awake at dawn to catch a glimpse of the birds, but butterfly watchers can sleep in since the insects come out during the midday heat. Caroline Blizzard, ranger and naturalist at the park, finds this aspect most appealing.

“You won’t see me at a bird walk at 4 in the morning,” Blizzard said to her group of butterfly watchers, commending those who had also gone on a bird walk at 8 a.m.

As Blizzard pointed out, unlike birds, butterflies are silent, which makes the search for the insect more difficult. But plants are one way to see butterflies up close and personal.

The group headed toward the banks of flowers around the parking lot, surrounded by milkweed, Black-Eyed Susans and Queen Anne’s Lace. These are all common plants that attract butterflies, according to Blizzard.

“Oh my gosh! Come here,” Blizzard said as 15 heads looked to the milkweed plants. She had found a milkweed bug.

Another plant, the butterfly bush, attracts all sorts of butterfly species. This seems like an ideal way to see all kind of butterflies, but Blizzard compares the butterfly bush to a bar where all the drunk butterflies gather.

After a few laughs from the adults in the group, Blizzard changed the comparison to a fast-food restaurant for the younger participants. Just like there are healthier eating options for humans, there are better plants for butterflies, Blizzard said.

The plants are all native to Maryland. About 10 years ago, the park staff saw the need for native plants and planted a section at Herrington Manor State Park. Now, the plants are planted throughout the state parks, according to Blizzard.

One of the most commonly seen butterflies is one that the park raises — the monarch. The park staff raises them during the summer before their migration to Mexico for the winter. A local school tags and names the butterflies to keep track of their travels and arrivals in Mexico.

Skipper butterflies were also seen in abundance Tuesday. Named after their quick flight habits, there are several different species of the skipper butterfly, so many that Blizzard couldn’t name or identify each one.

Jacob and Ruby Feuertein of Lewisburg, Pa., enjoyed the program on butterflies, which gave them “something to do” while vacationing at the lake with their family. Jacob’s favorite part of the program was “seeing the butterflies.”

His sister agreed. “I liked how we could get really close to the butterflies,” she said.

For more park programs and a calendar of events for all Maryland state parks, go to http://www.dnr.maryland.gov.

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>Maryland's first private residence club set for July launch

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The Ridge Run at Wisp, which is described as Maryland’s first private residence club, is gearing up for its launch in July.

It is situated on Wisp Resort, by Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland, a popular four-season family vacation destination for DC and Pittsburgh residents, and will feature four-bedroom ski-in/ski-out townhomes located between two ski runs.

The fractional ownership mountain homes have large living areas, gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, state of the art electronics and furnished outdoor living spaces with great views. Owners at Ridge Run will have access to a new Hale Irwin Signature golf course, and the nearby private Lodestone Golf Club has been voted Golfweek’s number two course in Maryland.

Owners all get membership of Wisp Resort’s private Lakeside Club at Deep Creek Lake with private docks and boat club.

www.RidgeRunWisp.com

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>City man given three-year sentence for role in escape

>From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News The Cumberland Times-News Wed Jun 29, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

OAKLAND — A Cumberland man who assisted Deandre Kelly after he escaped from the Garrett County Jail in January was sentenced to a three-year prison term in Garrett County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Dionte Pierre Coley, 39, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit escape in the first degree and related charges were dismissed by Judge Jim Sherbin, according to the Garrett County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Criminal investigators with the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshal’s Service determined Coley was a person involved in arranging transportation away from the jail for Kelly on Jan. 23.

Coley had been indicted by the March term of the grand jury.

Kelly, 29, was taken into custody by federal authorities following his arrest May 2 in the Lynchburg, Va., area by U.S. marshals.

All six defendants charged in the escape have reportedly entered not guilty pleas.

Chiquita Annette Richardson, 27, of Alexandria, Va., was sentenced last month to four years in the Maryland Division of Correction.

The other defendants include Eric M. Nibbins, 26, of Alexandria; Amanda S. Lambert, 23, of Cumberland; Jamal Kelly, 25, and Robert Marshall Jr., 27, both of College Park; and Richard D. Hall, 26, of Frederick.

Lambert and Jamal Kelly were released on bond, pending trial. Nibbins is jailed in the Allegany County Detention Center. Marshall and Hall remain jailed in Garrett County awaiting their next court appearance, according to a spokesman for the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office.

The escape investigation was conducted by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Two employees of the detention center were terminated for violations of policy relating to the escape that occurred when Kelly reportedly displayed a handgun.

Deandre Kelly was arrested in Garrett County in a traffic stop in Friendsville on Jan. 22 after he fled from state police. At the time, he used an alias. He was treated at Garrett Memorial Hospital and escaped from jail after police learned his true identity. Kelly was wanted as a federal fugitive in the Washington, D.C., area on drug charges.

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>Diversity Reigns in Prince George's County

>Census figures show area rich in diversity
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 | Updated 1:40 PM EDT

Prince George’s County is the most racially diverse county in Maryland, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau figures cited in the Baltimore Business Journal. Minority groups account for 80.8 percent of the residents of Prince George’s County, according to the report.

Baltimore City ranks second in diversity with minority groups composing 70.4 percent of the population…

By contrast, the least diverse county in Maryland is Garrett County, where only 2.2 percent of the residents are members of minority groups.

Full article here.

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>Home prices rose in May: CoreLogic

>NEW YORK | Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:02am EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Home prices rose for the second month in a row in May but fell compared to a year earlier, data analysis company CoreLogic said on Thursday.

CoreLogic’s home price index rose 0.8 percent in May from the month before, though prices were still down 7.4 percent from a year ago. Excluding distressed sales, prices declined just 0.4 percent year-over-year.

Relative strength in the non-distressed market, a slow decline in the number of homes expected to go on the market — known as shadow inventory — and stabilization in the amount of underwater homeowners are all positive signs, said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.

“Nonetheless, the fragile economic recovery is still critical to the long-term recovery in the housing market,” Fleming said in a statement.

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>Wisp's 20% Season Pass Discount Ends Today

>TODAY (JUNE 30) IS THE LAST DAY TO SAVE 20% ON WISP SEASON PASSES*
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Golf, Off-road Mountain Buggy Tours, the NEW Chipmunk Challenge Course,
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>Bambi Spotting?

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A sure sign of spring is the arrival of various young wildlife babies throughout the forests and in the fields. Jessica Capan was horseback riding along Herrington Manor Road recently and caught sight of this spotted youngster lying low in the grass, and unlike most “children,” he remained perfectly still for the taking of this photograph. With the arrival of summer this week, most of the spots on baby deer are beginning to fade, but as always, motorists should remain alert for the road crossings of deer, bear, ground hogs, and a host of other critters.

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>Pending home sales rise but recovery still distant

>By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON | Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:45pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pending sales of existing homes rebounded from a seven-month low in May but demand for mortgages sank last week and the market is still struggling under the weight of a glut of unsold properties.

The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its Pending Home Sales Index increased 8.2 percent to 88.8. Pending homes sales lead actual sales of homes by a month or two.

The rise in contracts was merely a correction after an 11.3 percent fall in April and the market will continue to bounce along the bottom, economists said.

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>Heritage Document Now Component Of County Comp Plan

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Jun. 23, 2011

The Garrett County Heritage Area Management Plan is now a component of the county’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan. On Tuesday, the Garrett County commissioners unanimously approved three amendments to the Comp Plan that provide for the heritage element.

Those attending the announcement included Director John Nelson, Garrett County Department of Planning and Land Development; county attorney Mike Getty; Nicole Christian, GC Chamber of Commerce president/CEO; and Dee Dee Ritchie, newly appointed Heritage Area manager.

Inclusion in the Comp Plan is one of the final steps in the county becoming a certified Heritage Area. The Maryland Heritage Areas (MHAA) Program was created in 1996. Its purpose is to link resource preservation with economic development and tourism. Garrett County was recognized as a proposed Heritage Area in 2003.

Nelson said the first Comp Plan amendment simply adds the phrase “and the Garrett County Heritage Area Management Plan” to the last sentence in Section 2.2. This last sentence on Page 2–1 now reads: “More details about Garrett County’s history and heritage can be found in the Garrett County 2003 Heritage Plan and the Garrett County Heritage Area Management Plan.”

The second amendment adds a new bullet to Section 2.4.2 on page 2–4. It reads as follows:

“Garrett County Heritage Area Management Plan. This plan prepared by the Garrett County Heritage Area Committee describes the partnerships to be created between local governments, the state, and the broader community to preserve historical and cultural resources. The goal of this plan is to improve the local economy through heritage tourism, enhance recognition, and conservation of valuable resources that give Garrett County its identity and support heritage related project. Following the adoption of the plan by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, ‘Certified Heritage Boundaries’ and ‘Targeted Investment Zones’ are established to derive benefits from the Maryland Preservation and Tourism Areas Program.”

The third amendment adds the entire text of the Heritage Area Management Plan, which is about 800 pages long, to the appendix of the 2008 Comp Plan.

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