New listing! 711 Lakeshore Drive – 6BR, Type A dock, sandy beach area, all day sun & sunsets – GA8388900

One of the best lots & settings at Deep Creek Lake. Very private cove with deep water and a ultra rare SANDY beach. Sun-drenched dock enjoys all-day sun & breath-taking sunsets. Full-time residence that has every improvement & convenience needed for lakefront living and many thoughtful features for year-round enjoyment. Must see to appreciate all that this home offers! By appointment only. Much more here.
Listing Information
Property Type: Single Family-Detached
6 4 Full/1 Half
32,460 Sq. Ft. 3,484 (approx) 1995
Yes- 2 spaces 3
LAKE SHORE DRIVE
Well
Public Sewer
School Information
CALL SCHOOL BOARD SOUTHERN MIDDLE SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
Room Information
Bathrooms
4 1
Kit-Dining Combo, Eat-In Kitchen
Interior Features
Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer, Disposal
 Propane, Wood, Other, Other, Baseboard, Zone, Stove, Hot Water
Full, Fully Finished, Improved, Heated, Other, Walkout Level
 1
 Other, Lvl Entry-Main, None
Attach Mstr Bath, Attic-Strs Pull Dwn, Bath Ceramic Tile, Entry Lvl BR, MBA/Sep Tub, MBA/Sep Shwr, MBR-BA Full, Master Walk-in Closet, Other, Other, MBRs-Multiple, Tub-2 + person, W/W Carpeting, Walk-in Closet(s), Washer/Dryer Hookup, Wd Stove Insrt, Wpool Jets
Exterior / Lot Features
 Deck, Dock Facilities, Water Access
 2 Garage Spaces, Garage
Wood, Stone, Cedar
None
Water
DEEP CREEK LAKE
98
R
Level, Moderate Slope
Shows Well
 Deck, Porch-front, Porch, Private Pier, Backs to Trees, Water Front, Trees/Wooded, Private, Water View, Water Access
Driving Directions
From TaylorMade Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, turn south on Garrett Hwy. Right on Lakeshore Dr after 219 Bridge. Home is on the right, #711.
Financial Considerations
Fee Simple
1218028840
$9,743
2013

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A Different Kind of Rainbow

A different kind of rainbow was on display following one of the fundraising events that was part of the annual William G. Weissgerber Benefit Golf Tournament, held Friday and Saturday in McHenry and in Oakland. This photo was taken at the conclusion of the 5-K Color Run, during which participants were coated with colored dye. With the rainbow known as a symbol of hope, the 5-K run specifically raised funds for Samantha for the Arts, a program founded in memory of Samantha Gibson that provides additional arts funding in the local school system. The WGW tournament, and various other companion fundraising activities, supports not only Samantha for the Arts, but also Landon’s Library and the Andrew Woods Memorial Scholarship program. According to tournament organizers, the overall effort once again yielded proceeds of approximately $100,000, but the final tally had not yet been tabulated by presstime today. The winning golf tournament team and other tournament results can be found in today’s sports pages.

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Art in the park planned

TIMES-NEWS: SLICE OF LIFE

Cumberland Times-News

DEEP CREEK LAKE — The Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers Inc. and the Garrett County Arts Council will host the 15th annual Art in the Park July 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park.

The event will be held rain or shine and feature more than 45 artists, including several new to the festival, who display and sell their work. Entertainment, food, naturalist programs and a children’s art tent are among featured activities.

“Art in the Park is an event for the entire family to enjoy,” said Caroline Blizzard, volunteer coordinator of Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers Inc. “Beautiful artwork, hands-on activities, delicious food will delight children and parents alike. We are proud to offer such programs that can bring family, fun, art and education together.”

The variety of artistic and handmade pieces at the event will include jewelry, photography, wood turned items, native wildflowers, pottery, fused glass, original artwork, wood painted furniture, handmade wooden furniture, tatting, homemade chocolates, hand-woven baskets, wool rugs, handmade soaps and children’s books.

A silent auction July 12 will include artwork donated by vendors. Animals from frogs and turtles to birds of prey may be viewed in the park tent. The annual tie dye of the 2014 Art in the Park T-shirt will also be held. The arts council will display and sell tickets for its annual quilt fundraiser and operate a children’s art and activity tent.

Food will be available and a variety of hands-on activities will be held.

In addition, visitors can explore the interpretive/educational Discovery Center, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the summer.

Admission is the usual charge into Deep Creek Lake State Park. Children in car seats and seniors over 62 are free. Docking is available for those wishing to come by boat.

For more information, call 301-387-7067.

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Garrett school board approves consolidation recommendations

From Staff Reports

Cumberland Times-News

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Board of Education voted to approve the six consolidation recommendations made by the School Attendance Area Committee. The 4-0 vote was taken during a special business session Tuesday. Matthew Paugh, associate member, wasn’t present during the meeting.

The recommendations will assign a boundary for the 2014/2015 school year to Swan Meadow Elementary School using the existing transportaion routes and will allow students currently attending Swan Meadow to continue to do so. Students who currently attend Yough Glades Elementary School will have the option of remaining there or attending Swan Meadow. The recommendations also suggest that Swan Meadow’s goal of enrolling 12 additional students be reviewed in April 2015 and that the kindergarten program at the school be implemented for the 2014/2015 school year.

An additional recommendation includes assigning the mobile modular classrooms, already approved by the board and the Garrett County commissioners, to Broad Ford Elementary School. Another recommendation includes reassigning the Glades West to Tomar Drive area to the Crellin district.

The consolidation plan has been a challenge, Jane Wildesen, supervisor of elementary education for the board and a member of the committee, said in a previous interview with the Times-News.

Bus transportation will remain as is and will not be extended to encompass any of the proposed changes for the school year. Any student who can use established routes will continue to be provided that bus service.

Crellin and Swan Meadow start and end times will be adjusted to be consistent with the remaining elementary schools in the county beginning with this school year. Parents/guardians of students who attend Crellin and Swan Meadow schools will be notified how the time change will affect their children as the school year approaches.

The consolidation plan in its entirety can be viewed at http://www.garrettcountyschools.org/news/2014/06/-board-of-education-approves-committees-recommendations.

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Fireworks will light up Deep Creek Lake

marcia-fireworksPhoto by Marcia Warnick, 4 Wheels Photography

Cumberland Times-News

— MCHENRY — Fireworks will light up the sky at Deep Creek Lake July Fourth at the annual Fire on the Mountain display presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.

GCC Technologies LLC is the major sponsor for the 2014 display, which is set to begin at dark. The shells are launched from the top of the Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort.

Prime viewing locations include the scenic overlook on U.S. Route 219, Wisp Resort and from a boat on the lake, particularly around McHenry Cove.

“I would like to thank GCC Technologies for their sponsorship of the Fire on the Mountain fireworks display,” said Nicole Christian, president and CEO of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. “We could not present such a fabulous show without the support of GCC Technologies and our other generous fireworks sponsors.”

The rain date for the event is July 5.

For more information, visit the website www.visitdeepcreek.com or call 301-387-4386.

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A quarter of registered Garrett County voters ousted commissioners

Elaine Blaisdell

Cumberland Times-News

OAKLAND — About one-quarter of Garrett County’s registered voters decided the fate of the three Republican commissioners who were unseated Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial primary election results.

The voting turnout was at 25.26 percent, including early voting, according to results reported by the county to the State Board of Elections.

Paul Edwards ousted incumbent Jim Raley in District 2, with 50.5 percent of the votes, or a total of 1,933 votes to Raley’s 961 votes.

Edwards didn’t return a call for comment by press time.

Edwards will run unopposed in the November general election.

Edwards has 15 years in municipal government in Grantsville and is currently director of secondary education for Garrett County Public Schools. He will step down from  his 10-year mayoral position in Grantsville.

In District 1, Larry Tichnell unseated incumbent Gregan Crawford, garnering 49.28 percent of the votes with a total of 1,850 to Crawford’s 1,055 votes.

“I appreciate all the people that voted for me. I was surprised to win as handily as I did because there was a lot of good candidates in my district,” said Tichnell. “Thanks to everybody for their support and appreciation. I look forward to the election in November.”

Tichnell will square off against Leo Martin, a Libertarian, in the November general election.

In District 3, Jim Hinebaugh beat incumbent Bob Gatto by 2.78 percent of the votes. Earning 36.48 percent of the votes, Hinebaugh had a total of 1,419 votes to Gatto’s 1,311 votes. Hinebaugh will face Democratic candidate April Hebden, who received a total of 626 votes, as well as Bill Welch, a Libertarian, and James R. “Smokey” Stanton, unaffiliated, in the general election.

“Obviously, I’m very pleased to win. It was a pretty tight race,” said Hinebaugh. “I’m pleased with the outcome — it’s closer than I would have liked but I’m happy I won. I’m looking forward to the general election in November.”

Calls to Raley, Crawford and Gatto weren’t returned by press time.

District 3 Board of Education candidate Monica Rinker led the way with 2,319 votes, followed by Fred Gregg with 1,665 votes and incumbent Rodney Reckart with 735 votes. Rinker and Gregg will move on to the general election with District 1 candidates Stuart Harvey and Mathew Paugh, incumbent, and District 2 candidate Thomas Carr, incumbent. District 1 and 2 candidates will go straight to the general election because there is only one candidate from District 2 and two candidates from District 1. There is only one open seat in each of the three districts.

State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch received 2,896 votes. Clerk of Circuit Court Timothy Miller received 3,080. Both ran unopposed. Register of Wills Rita L. Watson also ran unopposed with 3,188 votes.

Sheriff candidates Skyler Hebden, D, and incumbent Robert Corley, R, received 556 votes and 3,322 votes, respectively. Hebden and Corley will face off in the general election.

In the race for Judge of Orphans’ Court, Fred Sanders led over incumbent Wayne Wilt with 2,665 votes to 2,619 votes.

Jeff Hovis was the only candidate who ran for Democratic Central Committee with 652 votes. In the Republican Central Committee race, Brenda Butscher led with 2,357 votes, followed by Ruth Hinebaugh Umbel, 2,274 votes; Brian Schlossnagle 2,128; Bill Bittinger 2,099; Tom Sheahen 1,759; DeCorsey Bolden 1,640; Bill Schrider 1,522; and John Pucciano, 1,467.

Contact Elaine Blaisdell at eblaisdell@times-news.com.

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Garrett County citizens vote commissioners out of office

Elaine Blaisdell

Cumberland Times-News

OAKLAND — Garrett County’s three sitting Republican commissioners were unseated Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial primary election results.

In District 1, Larry Tichnell, with 1,850 votes, won out over incumbent Gregan Crawford, who finished with 1,055 votes. Also in District 1, Eric Robison had 289 votes, Andrew Scott Harvey 250 votes and Dan Brenneman 310 votes.

In District 2, Paul Edwards led the way with 1,933 votes, followed by incumbent Jim Raley with 961, Tim Thomas with 753 and Gary Barlow with 181. Barlow suspended his campaign but remained on the ballot.

In District 3, Jim Hinebaugh, with 1,419 votes, beat incumbent Bob Gatto with 1,311. Also in District 3, Dave Beard, 538 votes; Jeff Haines, 484 votes; and Chad Maroney, 138. April Hebden, the lone Democrat in any of the three commission races, had 626 votes.

In District 1, Tichnell will face off against Leo Martin, a libertarian, in the November general election. In District 3, Hinebaugh will face off against candidate Hebden, Bill Welch, a libertarian and James R. “Smokey” Stanton, unaffiliated in the general election. In District 2, Edwards will run unopposed.

District 3 Board of Education candidate Monica Rinker led the way with 2,319 votes, followed by Fred Gregg and incumbent Rodney Reckart’s 1,665 and 735 votes, respectively.

Rinker and Reckart will move on to the general election  with District 1 candidates Stuart Harvey and Mathew Paugh and incumbent and District 2 candidate Thomas Carr, incumbent. Board candidates from District 1 and 2 will go straight to the general election because there is only one candidate from District 2 and two candidates from District 1.

There is only one open seat in each of the three districts.

Contact Elaine Blaisdell at eblaisdell@times-news.com.

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New listing! 2474 Marsh Hill Road – 4/5 BR log chalet with dock – GA8385918

IMMACULATE 4/5BR log home at Waterside at Wisp, with dock slip. 3,600+/- sq ft of living area, spread over an open & inviting chalet floor plan. Perfect location for year round activities on Marsh Hill Rd – just 2 miles from Wisp. Custom concrete driveway, attached garage, 2 huge living rooms, 2 fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, wrap around porch/deck, wet bar & more! More here.
Listing Information
Property Type: Single Family-Detached
4 4 Full/1 Half
47,480 Sq. Ft. 3,600 (approx) 2001
Yes- 1 space 3
WATERSIDE AT WISP
Public
Public Sewer
School Information
CALL SCHOOL BOARD
Room Information
Bathrooms
4 1
Sep Dining Rm
Interior Features
 Propane, Forced Air, Other
Fully Finished
 2
 None, Other
Exterior / Lot Features
 Deck, Dock Facilities, Spa, Water Access
 1 Garage Spaces, Drvwy/Off Str, Garage
Stone, Log
Boat Slip
None
DEEP CREEK LAKE
0
Moderate Slope
Shows Well
 Deck
Driving Directions
From Taylor-Made DCV&S, turn on Sang Run Rd, left on Marsh Hill. Follow 2.4 miles to home on right.
Financial Considerations
$883 Annually
Fee Simple
1218048116
$5,409
2013

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