Oakland resident bicycles 5,095 miles to Alaska

The Garrett County Republican

OAKLAND — Alan Peachey recently returned to Oakland from an extended trip to Alaska.

Such a trip is not uncommon for those who like to travel. However, his mode of transportation was anything but ordinary. He traveled 5,095 miles on a bicycle.

“I had wanted to do a long-distance bike tour for quite some time, and this is the summer I made it happen,” he said.

Peachey left Oakland on July 19. He biked for 56 days, arriving in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, a few miles from the Arctic Ocean, on Sept. 12.

He averaged 91 miles a day on his trip.

“This was never a race,” he said. “On lots of days I could have started earlier and pushed myself harder,” he said. “Ultimately, it was more of a test of mental endurance than physical. You have to have the will to keep going day after day in all kinds of terrain, temperatures, insects and headwinds.”

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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

ere at LeafFilter, we honor our servicemen and women year round. Many of our LeafFilter team members have served as military personnel, and we are thankful for their service. We also offer a year-round military discount on the LeafFilter gutter protection system to show our gratitude and support of our servicemen and women.

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.

Check Out the List here:  http://www.leaffilter.com/blog/top-9-memorial-day-weekend-getaways/

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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