Labor Day Activities

Labor Day weekend is almost here!

The Wisp has an abundance of activities going on including the Mountain Coaster, Zip Lining, Segway Tours and their Labor Day weekend Sale .  Check out www.wispresort.com for all the happenings.

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High Mountain Sports will be hosting their annual Labor Day weekend sale.  It is 70% off storewide!  For more information check them out at www.highmountainsports.com.

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From the looks of the weather report, it is going to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend here in Deep Creek Lake!!

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HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE LAKE!!!!

Gurus suggest Annapolis, Deep Creek, other fun spots for Labor Day escapes

Just in time for Labor Day weekend, getaways close to home were on everyone’s minds..

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Think about starting school after Labor Day

Cumberland Times-News

It’s that time of year when summer is winding down and Maryland families are enjoying their last bit of time together.

This often means visiting Maryland’s picturesque Eastern Shore, heading up to Deep Creek Lake or spending time in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

I often think of these precious memories this time of year — the road trips we took when I was kid and the wonderful memories Annie and I have with our own children, who have mysteriously grown up too quickly.

For many Maryland families, unfortunately, summer has come to an abrupt end, with some school systems already back in session this week.

Summer is a time for kids to be kids and families to be families, which is why Maryland needs a statewide post-Labor Day start to the school year.

Beyond its obvious benefits to family time, starting school after Labor Day would increase critical revenues and serve as a welcome boost to Maryland’s economy.

Tourism is Maryland’s fourth largest industry, and the summer plays a critical role in the success of the family-owned businesses that depend on it.

A post-Labor Day start would also spare businesses from the stresses of losing their temporary staff — teachers and students who often depend on the supplemental income — who must report to work or team practices, sometimes as soon as early August.

Right now, Ohio is considering a post-Labor Day start to the school year, and it has already been implemented in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and San Diego, among others, as well as being the standard policy for all of Canada.

And in our neighboring Virginia, where this policy is currently in place, it’s been estimated that it would cost $369 million in lost revenue and wages and $21 million in tax revenue to revert back to a pre-Labor Day start to school.

This change wouldn’t affect the amount of instruction our kids receive or the school year’s end date. We’d still be bound to comply with the mandated 180 days of instruction per school year.

North Carolina, as an example, fits in 200 instructional days between Labor Day and the end of their school year, which is mandated by state law to be no later than June 14.

Thinking about the financial health of our state and examining how current policies affect financial matters throughout Maryland is something I do on a daily basis.

And when I see an opportunity for Maryland families and businesses to simultaneously benefit from a new way of thinking, I’m happy to promote the cause.

Let’s pass a Maryland law that sees the school year start after our kids have been able to squeeze the last bit of fun out of their summer. They grow up way too quickly to let these precious chances slip by.

Peter Franchot

Comptroller of Maryland

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Happy Labor Day Garrett County & Deep Creek Lake!


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New York, 1882
Observed by United States
Type Federal Holiday (federal government, DC and U.S. Territories); and State Holiday (in all 50 U.S. States)
Date first Monday in September
2009 date September 7
2010 date September 6
2011 date September 5
Celebrations Parades, barbecues

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 6 in 2010).

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date was chosen as Cleveland was concerned that aligning an American labor holiday with existing international May Day celebrations would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair. All 50 U.S. states have made Labor Day a state holiday.

The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations,” followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key than May 1 Labor Day celebrations in most countries, although events held by labor organizations often feature political themes and appearances by candidates for office, especially in election years. Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as the last weekend for parties before returning to school, although school starting times now vary.

In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. The Southern 500 NASCAR auto race was held that day from 1950 to 2004.

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More Labor Day holiday plans include road trip

September 3, 2010 – By Kate York

A predicted 9.9 percent more travelers this Labor Day weekend nationwide may be a sign that Americans feel the economy is improving, travel forecasters say.

The 2010 AAA travel forecast for Thursday through Monday estimates that 34.4 million Americans will be taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home, up from 31.3 million last year….

…The date of Labor Day typically also has an impact on the number of travelers. School has started in Washington County and much of the country but had the holiday fallen before then, the number of travelers likely would have been even higher, according to AAA.

Bill Dennis, 64, of Reno, is hitting the road today, and he said the economy did play a small part in the decision.

Dennis, his wife, children and grandchildren are going to Deep Creek Lake in Maryland for the weekend.

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