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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Photo by Elizabeth Williams

Just Listed 612 Harvey Winters Dr.

8 years young, this custom-built Craftsman home still feels like new! Quality construction, modern finishes & energy efficient. ~3,000sf of finished living space, multiple living areas, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, AC, MASSIVE basement (another ~2,000sf of space!) and a fenced-in backyard. 2 car garage and as close to schools as you can get. Must-see – too many features to mention!

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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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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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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.

For more on their story click here.

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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

New Listing 345 Highline Drive

Wispering Heights, a well-appointed 4BR,3.5BA vacation rental home in the slopefront community of Highline! Custom built home, original owner. Seasonal water views. Features include spacious & open kitchen/living room area, game room, hot tub, exterior decking, multiple fireplaces, cozy loft area and plenty of built-ins. Walking distance to slopes and ASCI white water complex. 3d tour online! For more information click here.

Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame inductees announced

DEEP CREEK LAKE — The Garrett County Commission for Women has announced the inductees for this year’s Women’s Hall of Fame: Caroline Blizzard, Dr. Dana McCauley and retired Maj. Gen. Melissa Rank.

The breakfast induction ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 7 at Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Glendale Road, Deep Creek Lake. The inductees will be in attendance, along with their family members, local dignitaries and members of the Commission for Women.

The cost for the breakfast event is $25 per person when purchased online at gccw2018.eventbrite.com before March 31. Tickets can be purchased after March 31 at the door for $30.

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