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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Arts at a Glance

 

Thursday, April 12

• Risa Binder Concert, Frostburg State University’s CES series, FSU Performing Arts Center, 8:15 p.m. For more information, including ticket prices, persons should visit ces.frostburg.edu or call the Lane University Center Box Office at 301-687-3137.

Saturday, April 21• Garrett County Public Schools Student Arts Fair 2018, CARC of Garrett College, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All are invited to join students and educators from Garrett County Public Schools in a celebration of the arts. Exhibits of both visual and performing arts by all local students will be on display until 2 p.m.; the Garrett County Arts Council will host its make-and-take craft room with are teachers, with fabric totes from Samantha Funding the Arts will be available for coloring; and live performances will take place every half hour. This is a free event.

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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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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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Garrett County Humane Society presents donation to animal shelter

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Humane Society recently donated dozens of new stainless steel buckets and bowls to the Garrett County Animal Shelter.

“Stainless steel has no pores to harbor bacteria (like plastic), are resistant to chewing, and don’t rust or stain,” said Lisa Baker, GCHS president. “The buckets are flat on one side so they can be secured against the kennel gates, where they can’t be tipped over and can be easily filled from the outside.”

The new buckets will also be used in the outside pad area and in all of the cat cages, she noted

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Vickie Warnick and Genie Sines

209 HERON COVE WEST ROAD PRICE IMPROVEMENT

4/5 BR ‘split-lakefront’ chalet with 200ft of waterfront and 2 single dockslips through the HOA. Small, unused common area separates the 2 lots. Well-maintained home features wood floors, exposed beams, gas fireplace, private yard space, paved driveway & over-sized garage. Lakefront lot #20 can be built on. Owner has ATV trails on his property, as well as an outdoor fire-pit!

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National Road Visitors Center to find home near Casselman Bridge

GRANTSVILLE — An icon of Deep Creek Lake from a bygone era will soon have a new life.

The former Deep Creek Visitors Center, which at one time was located along U.S. 219 beside Johnny’s Bait House (which closed in 2003,) has been reclaimed by Mike Dreisbach and Jan Russell, along with Paul Edwards, director of secondary education for Garrett County. It will be used as the National Road Visitors Center, and will be placed near the Casselman Bridge. For more information click here

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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