Oakland Winter Fest is held the Saturday of President’s Day weekend each year. It is a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family. You can stroll through the historic downtown as you enjoy delicious food and fun activities. For the second year, you can buy a $15 ticket for the Wine Walk. You can taste approximately 12 different wines, which will be available at a number of locations throughout the town.
WATCH MASTER ICE CARVER BILL SANDUSKY CREATE BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURES. Each year, Bill travels from Erie, PA to create more than 30 unique ice carvings that decorate the sidewalks. You can watch his demonstrations or check out one of the interactive sculptures.
TAKE A HORSE DRAWN SLEIGH RIDE. Take a free sleigh ride through the streets of this picturesque small town. It is a classic winter experience that you will always remember.
OAKLAND — Members of Oakland Town Council gave their blessing Monday for a group of bicyclists to raise money to develop a system of mountain bike trails at Broadford Park.
Aaron Hordubay, representing the Garrett County Composite Mountain Biking Team, presented a conceptual design of trail routes that would span the length and width of the park with paths for different difficulty levels.
The group last year suggested development of the trail system to fill a gap, as some parks provide smooth, paved trails while others have technical, “aggressive” paths.
CUMBERLAND — Western Maryland Health System officially has become UPMC Western Maryland, merging into the UPMC hospital network to ensure patient care for communities in the region.
“We are extremely pleased that our health system has joined one of the nation’s largest and most successful integrated health-care providers and insurers,” said Barry P. Ronan, WMHS president and chief executive officer. “Becoming part of UPMC will allow us to further enhance health-care services, leverage UPMC’s innovation and clinical expertise, advance quality initiatives and continue our longstanding commitment to provide superior, compassionate care to patients throughout our tri-state service region.”
UPMC Western Maryland operates the Advanced Lakeside Medical Care urgent care facility in McHenry, as well as Grantsville Lab Services.