330 Red Run Heights Rd. Price Drop

3BR, 2BA home in a spectacular location near lake, state parks & town. Over-sized lot with mature trees and level yard. Plenty of privacy and views of the surrounding mountains. Huge loft area and open living space, eat-in kitchen + island, outbuilding/garage, wrap-around driveway and an impressive workshop in basement. Loads of storage + closet space. Multiple heat sources. Front & rear decking.

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Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County continue to see record tourism increases

McHENRY — Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County have seen record increases in tourism during fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) with a 6.3-percent increase in county accommodations sales, a 12.2-percent increase in heads on beds, a 3.9-percent increase in Admissions & Amusement collections, an 11.5-percent increase in visitors to the Chamber’s website, visitdeepcreek.com, and an 18.8-percent increase in Visitor Guide requests. The Chamber attributes much of the continued growth in tourism to their aggressive marketing plan with concentrated efforts and new ad strategies.

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New Listing! 793 Mountainview Dr.

1-level living, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, level 1+ acre lot in Deep Creeks premier Mountainside Community. Easy access all 4 seasons, near community private lake front pavilion & Wisp Resort. Gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, ground level deck. Open floor plan, large 2-car garage. Perfect family retreat or rental investment. Boat slip availability via HOA lottery. Turnkey, includes all furnishings! For more information click here!

May turning into a green month, too?

Just take a peek outside your window and you’ll see that the right combination of warmth, rainfall and sunshine has transformed the outdoors into a verdant paradise.

Speaking of green, I hope everyone got a big tax return from Uncle Sam and has a nice stash of green in the bank.

No? Well then you might feel better knowing your tax dollars are already being put to work for noble causes here in Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed a new law, pithily coined the PRIME Act, which extends $3 billion in tax credits and exemptions to Amazon if they choose to locate their new headquarters in Montgomery County.

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Celtic Festival to celebrate 30 Years in Garrett County

FRIENDSVILLE — On the green riverside of Friendsville Community Park, the Garrett County Celtic Festival will once again take place, celebrating for the 30th year the history and traditions of Scots, Irish and Welsh ancestry of the mountaintop.

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 2.

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Partnership will expand high-speed internet in Garrett County

OAKLAND — A public-private partnership with Microsoft Corp. and Declaration Networks Group Inc. will expand rural broadband access in Garrett County.

The three-year agreement announced Tuesday will expand broadband internet access to approximately 65,000 people in Garrett County and two counties in the Eastern Shore of Virginia as part of Microsoft’s Rural Airband Initiative. The expansion to unserved homes and businesses will use a combination of fixed wireless and television white space deployments.

“Reliable access to high-speed internet is critical for Maryland’s small businesses, families and students to thrive in our 21st century economy,” Gov. Larry Hogan said. “We are working diligently to eliminate the rural broadband gap and ensure that all Marylanders have the opportunity to access trusted, cost-effective broadband solutions.”

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New Listing 111 Cherry Heights Ln.

Well-maintained 5BR Tennessee log home with multiple views of Deep Creek Lake! Custom home offers a spacious kitchen with ample counter space, several open living areas, exposed beams, large bedrooms and attached garage stall for storage of tools, toys, gear. Impressive exterior decking and covered porch area. 5 minutes to Wisp, dock rentals & other popular lake activities.. Furnishings included!

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New Listing 26 Ski Harbor Drive

Lakefront townhome at Ski Harbor! Postcard views of the lake & Wisp Ski Resort from almost every room! Includes dock slip & no-wake cove, perfect for peaceful kayaking & swimming. Wood-burning fireplace accentuates the main living area. Community renovations have replaced siding & decking in recent years with low maintenance materials. Indoor swimming pool! Garage! Est. vacation rental.

New Listing 279 Cherry Lane Road

Perfect lake area getaway! Only a few miles to Deep Creek Lake, Wisp Ski Resort or the Youghiogheny River for whitewater rafting, this cozy 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home is ideal! Situated on one wooded acre with exterior decking and a fenced in yard, you will love spending time outdoors. Very well maintained.

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Lions clubs to host casino night at GCF scholarship benefit

McHENRY — The eighth-annual spring scholarship benefit, hosted by the Garrett College Foundation, will be held April 27 at The Lodge at Wisp Resort in McHenry.

Final preparations are being made, including an exciting Casino Night, hosted by the Deep Creek Lake and Oakland Lions Clubs, as part of this year’s benefit theme, “Boots and Bling.”

“The Deep Creek and Oakland Lions Clubs are happy to partner with the Garrett College Foundation to raise funds for the students. Garrett College is an important part of the community that we serve,” Deep Creek Lions Club President Ken Bush said. “We look forward to a fun evening for a great cause.”

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