Towns of Garrett County- Oakland, Maryland

Oakland, Maryland is the county seat of Garrett County. With over 2,000 residents, the town is small and charming yet offers all the amenities of a resort town. Many residents will notice that their lakefront Deep Creek Lake house address says Oakland. However, the heart of the town is 10 miles south of the Garrett County Highway 219 bridge. Designated as a “Main Street Community”, Oakland is filled with things to do. The town offers many parks, playgrounds, a 18-hole golf course, Broadford Lake (a 140 acre lake with a beach front), an outdoor farmers market, and more! When is the best time to visit Oakland? All the time! From the Autumn Glory Festival to the Little Yough Summer Music Fest to Winterfest, there is always something going on. For more information about Oakland, please visit http://www.oaklandmd.com/index.html.

 

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One Rec Project In Garrett Gets BPW Approval

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Jul. 28, 2011

Governor Martin O’Malley announced this week Board of Public Works (BPW) approval of recreational projects in four counties, including one in Garrett, through local-side Program Open Space and the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program.

“Program Open Space allows us to provide fun and safe recreational opportunities for all Marylanders and their families to enjoy,” said O’Malley. “It remains a high priority not only to create these areas, but to improve already existing facilities for future generations to enjoy.”

The town of Oakland will receive $4,500 to upgrade parts of the flooring on the basketball court, replace a portion of the gym floor, and restripe and refinish the entire gymnasium floor at the Oakland Community Center (former armory).

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Schedule Is Announced For 12th Annual Joy Of Christ Celebration

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Nov. 25, 2010

The 12th annual Joy of Christ Celebration is scheduled for Monday–Friday, Dec. 6–10, at the Oakland Community Center. This event is free to the general public, and each evening features multiple Christmas-themed performances by local, regional, and national artists.

“There’s no excuse for not coming,” said event organizer Paul Browning, “as admission, a meal, children’s activities, and even the performers’ albums are provided by sponsoring businesses and churches.”

The goal of the event is to provide the community with a non-denominational break from the commercialism of Christmas by focusing on the birth of Christ through free concerts, activities, and community interaction.

There will be at least three concerts each evening. (See schedule.)

Among the groups will be the Garrett Highlands Pipes & Drums. The band has been performing in concert and parade for over 30 years throughout the region.

“You are invited to attend and learn why it is believed that the shepherds at the time of Jesus’ birth may have played bagpipes,” Browning said.

Frostburg State University professor Dr. Greg Latta, a multi-instrumental-ist and singer/songwriter, will also perform. He is an award-winning banjo player, a three-time winner of the Mid-Eastern U.S. hammered dulcimer champion, and two-time runner-up in the National Hammered Dulcimer Championships held at Winfield, Kansas.

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