Garrett County Chamber Offers Military March Promotion

The Deep Creek Lake area and Garrett County, Maryland salute our nation’s heroes with a Military March promotion. The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is offering discounts for military members and their families on their website, www.visitdeepcreek.com. The promotion runs from March 1 – March 31, 2016, non-holidays.

Twenty-eight businesses are participating in the promotion offering military discounts on dining, shopping, lodging, portraits, real estate closing costs, groceries, coffee, bakery & cheese items, artwork, live performances, auto parts & service, pet sitting, hot tubs,  lift tickets, rentals, lessons, snow tubing, ice skating and the mountain coaster.

“The Military March promotion is a terrific way for military members and their families to save on a winter trip to the Deep Creek Lake area and Garrett County,” said Sarah Duck, Director of Tourism & Marketing for the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud to honor our nation’s heroes with discounts from a wide variety of our area’s businesses.”

The Military March Promotion includes offers from Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub, Bear Creek Traders, Bello’s Portraits, Book Mark’et & Antique Mezzanine, Brenda’s Pizzeria, , Christmas Chalet, Dale Carpenter – Railey Realty, Deep Creek Beverage, Deep Creek Shop ‘n Save Fresh Featuring Mountain Flour Bakery, FireFly Farms Creamery & Market, Garrett County Arts Council, Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF), Joyce’s Deep Creek Rentals and Trips, Ledo Pizza, Pasta & Pub, McHenry Beverage Shoppe, Mountain State Brewing Company, Naylor’s Ace Hardware, Offlake Realty & Rentals, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Savage River Lodge, Ski Cove #3, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations, Team One Chevrolet – Buick – GMC, The Hot Tub Store, The Tourist Trap, Trader’s Coffee House, Wisp Resort and Your Happy Tails.

Read More Here:  http://deepcreektimes.com/news.asp

Conversations commence about what to do with empty school buildings

iscussions about what to do with the empty buildings when three Carroll County public schools close are underway, though, no decisions have been made.

“All these things are in the beginning stages,” said Commissioner Steve Wantz, R-District 1. “We have just scratched the surface of what to do with all these buildings.”

A joint committee was formed between the Carroll County Board of Education and county government to determine what to with the buildings that are due to become empty as a result of the Board of Education’s decision in December to close Charles Carroll Elementary, New Windsor Middle and North Carroll High at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The committee had met once as of Thursday, according to Jon O’Neal, assistant superintendent of administration for Carroll County Public Schools.

Although both county and public school officials say no decisions have been made regarding future use of the school buildings, they will be surplussed to the county if they are not used for educational purposes, O’Neal said, and the county will then determine their use.

Read More Here:  http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/education/ph-cc-school-buildings-20160222-story.html

Taylor-Made Partners with Global Nonprofit to Benefit Garrett County & Deep Creek Lake Charities

Local family vacation rental & real estate company becomes Collection Partner for PROJECT: feed by The Sonder Project by donating food to local charity

McHenry, Maryland (PRWEB) February 18, 2016

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales is a Deep Creek Lake family vacation rental and real estate company that has joined forces with The Sonder Project, a global nonprofit organization focused on ending extreme poverty and hunger worldwide. Taylor-Made will be participating in the nonprofit’s PROJECT: feed program developed for the travel industry.

As a Collection Partner for PROJECT: feed, they will distribute a reusable grocery bag, provided by The Sonder Project to their rental properties. They will then invite their guests to leave any unopened, nonperishable items in the bag at the end of their stay. After the guest has departed, the full bags will then be picked up for distribution to the Garrett County Dove Center (a local charity). Future plans include expanding the donations to other area food charities. This program not only allows the company to give back to those in need, but also helps to reduce waste.
Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/02/p6377565/taylor-made-partners-with-global-nonprofit-to-benefit-garrett-county-de#ixzz40cpi1wty