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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Top 9 Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

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On Memorial Day, we remember those who have fallen in service of the United States. As a national “holiday,” many people associate Memorial Day with a day off work, a time for cookouts, or the “official start of summer.” That’s why we’ve created this list of the top 9 places to get away this Memorial Day weekend. But, as you plan your vacation (or staycation), don’t forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Take a pause to remember the heroes who have fallen protecting our country.

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Oakland Receives Major Grant For Water Project

May. 24, 2012

The Maryland Board of Public Works yesterday approved more than $1.4 million in grants to improve water supply systems and protect drinking water, with half of the funds being awarded to the town of Oakland.

Grants of $785,433 from the Water Supply Financial Assistance Program were awarded to Oakland.


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The money will help fund study, design, and construction to modify the town’s Broadford Lake and Bradley Run water treatment plants to lower the concentration of disinfection by-products and improve the quality of its drinking water.

The board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“Everyone deserves to have an adequate supply of safe drinking water. Nothing is more important to our public health,” said Governor O’Malley. “These projects protect public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders.”

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>Oakland's 4th Annual Winter Fest Ice Sculpture Event Set Feb. 18-20

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Feb. 10, 2011

The town of Oakland is gearing up for its fourth annual Winter Fest, slated for Feb. 19-20. The event celebrates winter and features ice carvings throughout the town, created by Bill Sandusky of Frozen Assets for the fourth consecutive year. A number of events and activities, from ice bowling to snowmobile races, are scheduled for the festival.
Sandusky will begin the carving on Thursday, with his operations set up at the Mtn. Fresh pavilion off Second Street. Persons are invited to watch him at work.

The festivities will be officially kicked off Friday night with a progressive dinner via horse-drawn sleigh ride. Starting at Oakland’s historic train station, the group will move on to four separate restaurants for all the dinner courses. Reservations are required for this event, and may be made by calling Jim Johnson at 301-616-4008.

Friday night also ushers in the lighting of the ice sculptures, which will be done each evening. Persons may wish to drive through the town after dark to see the lighted carvings.

Sandusky will continue the carving on Saturday morning, at various town businesses, while a number of activities will take place. Included in the day’s line-up is ice bowling with frozen cantaloupes near the gazebo (at the corner of Second and Liberty streets), a game sponsored by Electronic Diagnostic Center (EDC), and the annual Snowman Building Contest near the train station. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions: adult (over 16 years) and youth (under 16).

Starting at 11 a.m., children can stop by a special display near the gazebo and the Ice Bowling Alley to get a free block of ice with their names etched by one of Sandusky’s helpers. They will be offered while supplies last.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be available on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Pleasant Valley Dream Rides as well.

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