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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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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Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rental Firm Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, a leading vacation rental and sales firm located in McHenry, Maryland, is celebrating their tenth anniversary this month. There have been many changes in the past decade, but the company’s commitment to their guests, home owners and the community remains steadfast.

Jodi Taylor Refosco, her husband, Joe Refosco, and her brother, Chad Taylor, started the vacation rental management company in April of 2008. Each had many years of experience in the vacation rental and hospitality industries. Chad and Jodi were continuing a tradition that was started by their parents who previously owned a vacation rental firm. With only one home and no employees, Jodi, Joe and Chad did everything themselves. From lawn care and maintenance to reservations and housekeeping, the trio built the company from the ground up.

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Lakes Protection bill receives Senate approval, stalls in House committee

ANNAPOLIS — Senate Bill 501, State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund — Purpose, Use, and Funding — Alterations, was unanimously approved by the Senate on March 15.

The bill calls for $3 million to be allocated annually to help protect and restore Maryland’s 16 state owned/managed lakes.

“We have gotten this far because of the outpouring of folks concerned about DCL and other state lakes,” Executive Director Barbara Beelar stated in a Friends of Deep Creek Lake newsletter. “Together, we have made a huge impact on decision making in Annapolis.”

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Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County offer Spring 3-2-1 promotion

 

“The 3-2-1 promotion is a terrific way to save on your spring trip to the Deep Creek Lake area and Garrett County,” said Sarah Duck, director of tourism and marketing for the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. “With discounts on both lodging and area activities, visitors will be sure to find a discount offer to suit their vacation.”

The 3-2-1 promotion includes lodging offers from Carmel Cove inn at Deep Creek Lake, Haley Farm Inn & Retreat Center, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, Savage River Lodge, Ski Cove #3, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, and The Lodge at Wisp. Discounted activity offers are available from Fun Unlimited and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.

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Deep Creek Lake Boating

SAFETY TIPS
• Know and obey the rules.
• Display required dock number plate and use the nearest
number to identify your location in an emergency event.
• Be attentive and look out for others.
• Control your speed and dock slowly—boats have no brakes.
• Navigate carefully into narrow coves and watch for restrictions.
• Watch your wake. You’re responsible for damage it may cause.
• Never swim near a running engine.
• Always sit in a moving boat—never on it.
• Be respectful of Natural Resources Police officers, who are
there for your safety.
• Control personal watercraft speed safely—jet drives have
no steering when you cut power. Keep required distances
from other boats, docks and the shore.
• When overtaking another boat from behind, the boat in
front has the right of way.
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New Listing 285 Cherry Heights Lane

Big views of the ski slopes and Deep Creek Lake from this 4BR 3.5BA chalet! Private setting, yet centrally located to Wisp resort and area activities. Features include multiple fireplaces (one propane and one wood burning), multiple decks, eat-in kitchen, open living area, game room, spacious master suite/loft and hot tub. Established vacation rental with Taylor-Made DCV&S – “Tranquility”

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Annual Winter Fest in Oakland this weekend

OAKLAND — Oakland’s annual Winter Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, featuring expert ice sculptor Bill Sandusky.
With his ice carving company, Erie Ice Works, Sandusky has been a member of the National Ice Carvers’ Association since 1999. He worked in Western Pennsylvania for 18 years, lived in Colorado for a time, and has returned to Erie, Pa.

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Jodi Taylor Refosco Named President-Elect of Vacation Rental Managment Association

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, a leading vacation rental and sales firm located in McHenry, Maryland, is pleased to announce that one of its owners, Jodi Taylor Refosco, is the new President-Elect for the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).

Jodi started Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales in 2008 with her husband, Joe, and her brother, Chad Taylor. Over the past ten years, the company has added a real estate division and has grown to become the largest vacation rental management company in the Deep Creek Lake area.

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Errol Morris’ ‘Wormwood’ Is a Genre-Bending True-Crime Masterpiece

Wormwood centers around the mysterious death of a man named Frank Olsen drugged by the CIA while staying in a cabin at Deep Creek Lake. It premeired on December 15th, 2017 and is said to be a “pioneering masterpiece”. Frank’s final days were spent at a hush-hush retreat at a cabin at Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake (where the acid was dropped), followed by a longer stretch in Manhattan under the watch of colleagues, who claimed they were concerned about Frank’s state of mind. Those incidents are detailed with stylish foreboding by Morris, whose main guide through this tangled tale is Eric Olson, interviewed in a number of Spartan, wood-paneled interior spaces. As Eric lays out, his father Frank had grave suspicions about the U.S’s use of biochemical weapons in Korea—and considerable guilt over his part in that war effort. And, at least in 1975, it appeared to Eric that it was those misgivings that had led the government to get Frank high in order to deduce whether, under narco-duress, he’d develop loose lips—a scheme that wound up having terrible unintended consequences for all involved.

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