Garrett County Humane Society to offer items ‘fur’ sale during Autumn Glory

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Humane Society will offer many items “fur” sale during this year’s Autumn Glory Festival, according GCHS president Lisa Baker.

Volunteers will be set up at two locations: The Mountain Fresh Pavilion, Oakland, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, and at the Autumn Glory Gift & Craft Show at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, McHenry, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15.

Specialized Monopoly games, cookie cutters, car magnets, Adoptable Beanies, funny box signs and dog treats baked by the local Girl Scouts will be available.

The Garrett County Humane Society has been helping homeless, abused, and neglected animals since 1983. This volunteer organization also provides pet care presentations in the local schools, helps pet owners with emergency animal bills, and responds to the over 300 abuse/neglect calls each year.

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Oakland, Deep Creek among TripAdvisor’s “Best Fall Vacations”

OAKLAND — The town of Oakland, including the Deep Creek Lake area, has been named by TripAdvisor as one of the “21 Best Fall Vacations in America for Seeing the Colors.”

“We are delighted to be included in this list by TripAdvisor,” said Nicole Christian, president and CEO of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. “Every year, Garrett County garners more accolades for its spectacular fall, which is why we host an annual Autumn Glory Festival. For 50 years, we have been celebrating Garrett County’s most colorful season, with parades, craft and antique shows, Oktoberfest featuring an Oompah band, turkey dinners, and more. This year’s festival is Oct. 11–15. But you don’t have to wait until the festival to enjoy the scenery; you can go ‘leaf peeping’ on one of our Fall Foliage Driving Tours now through the end of the fall season.”

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Tenth Annual Festival of Trees – Nov 24 & 25

The Tenth Annual Festival of Trees will be held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds on November 24 and 25. Start your day with Breakfast with Santa on either Friday or Saturday for either 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. and have a professional photo taken with Santa in his sleigh, then decorate your own cookie at Santa’s Bakery. Spend as much time as you want with the many free kids’ activities and the try out the Lego robotics.  Be sure shop for your friends and family for only $1 per item at the Elfenheim Mall.   Don’t miss a visit with our numerous vendors for mostly hand-made unique gifts for family, friends and YOURSELF.  (Pay vendors directly.)  And Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, sponsored by Sorrellee’s Pizza, is open all day until 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday – Very reasonably priced and tasty food for the entire family.  You will also enjoy our new BUY ME NOW tables of holiday items instead of the usual silent auction.  No waiting!  Treat yourself to a $3 sundae you make yourself, sponsored by the fabulous Lakeside Creamery.

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Maryland Senators Secure HUBZone Designation For Garrett County

September 19th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S.Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have secured a provision in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to extend federal HUBZone eligibility to small businesses in Garrett County and in other HUBZone areas around Maryland. The provision, Senate Amendment 510, mirrors the HUBZone Investment Protection Act (S. 690), which was authored by Cardin and cosponsored by Van Hollen.

 “This is a win for Garrett County and will provide a much-needed boost of economic activity and good-paying jobs in the region. The edge in the federal procurement process provided by the SBA HUBZone program is vital to several Maryland communities,” said Senator Cardin. “HUBZone companies create jobs and communities like Garrett County, Baltimore City and Dorchester County will benefit from this bipartisan effort to prevent the loss of small businesses at a time when these communities are still economically vulnerable. It is the smart thing to do for Maryland and for our nation.”

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Clark, Ettinger win Deep Creek Yacht Club 2017 photo contest

DEEP CREEK LAKE — The Deep Creek Yacht Club sponsored a photo contest to promote the sport of sailing on Deep Creek Lake and to highlight the numerous recreational activities and awareness of the natural beauty of Deep Creek Lake.

The contest sought photographic images in two separate categories.

The first category was “Sailing on Deep Creek Lake,” which featured photos of sailboats, sailors, sailboat racing, and/or cruising while showcasing the thrill, passion and/or serenity of sailing.

The second category was the Beauty and Recreation of Deep Creek Lake which included scenic shots of the lake’s natural beauty and/or people using the lake for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, or other various activities.

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‘Adorable Adoptables’ are looking for new homes

OAKLAND — This week’s Adorable Adoptables are felines Kevin and Frani, currently housed at the Garrett County Animal Shelter.

Kevin is a gray, neutered male left behind when his owners moved. He would like to be the only cat in his new home, according to a Garrett County Humane Society volunteer.

Frani is a calico stray picked up in the Yough Mountain Resort area.

For more information, persons are invited to call the Garrett County Animal Shelter at 301-334-3553. Located along Oakland Sang Run Road, the county-operated facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Garrett County commissioners to hold meeting in Finzel

OAKLAND — The Garrett County commissioners have announced the agenda for their next public meeting, scheduled for Tuesday at the Eastern Garrett County Volunteer fire hall.

The session will include a public hearing on a Community Development Block Grant application for the proposed Bloomington Water Treatment Plant.

In addition, the commissioners will make appointments to the Garrett County Health Planning Council and Garrett County Law Enforcement Personnel Retirement Board, review a real property tax exemption request from the Accident Community Housing Corporation and consider adoption of a resolution to adopt an all-terrain/snowmobile ordinance.

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Price Improvement! 6 Bright Passage Lane #1C

Sporting high-end finishes and professionally decorated, this 4 level Villages of Wisp unit will blow you away! Upgrades include hardwood floors & carpet, fresh paint, new lighting, washer and dryer, designer furniture and new TVs. Seller also added 2 AC units. Seasonal views of the water. This specific area has a HUGE backyard area – perfect for entertaining or playing in the yard.

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New Listing! 1832 Dry Run Rd

Your DREAM horse farm, backing to Savage River state forest & a few miles from Savage River reservoir! 68+/- acres, renovated farm house, detached garage, massive heated & insulated barn, covered porch, decking, mountain views, 12+/- acres of pasture land, stream (Black Hawk Run) running through the property and a garden that puts most to shame! Home has been lovingly remodeled. Must see!


New Listing! 85 Hillcrest Drive

HUGE 3200sf~ 4BR 3BA home in Deer Park area! Perfect for one level living. Features include an impressive master-suite with walk-in closet, plenty of yard space, wood floors, multiple living areas, carport, over-sized garage, laundry room, rear decking and an above ground pool. In need of some TLC, mostly DIY projects like trim, paint & flooring. Worth a look – lots of value!