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Jay Ferguson Named ROTY For 2018!!

The award is designed to honor and recognize a member for outstanding service to the real estate profession and the community. He goes well above and beyond that!

Jay Ferguson is currently with Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. He has been a sales agent for nearly 20 years, he became co-owner of Taylor-Made’s new real estate division in 2014.


Deep Creek Lake Named 1 of the 11 Great Places to Rent a Summer Lake House

TripAdvisor released a list of the 11 greatest places to rent a summer lake house and guess what???

Deep Creek Lake was the first one listed!

Check out the article here.


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Backs to Garrett State Forest! 15.43 acres with a ~30×60 pole building in coveted Youghiogheny Mountain Resort. Community has over 2,400 acres and over 50 miles of ATV, snowmobile and hiking trails. Private access, mostly wooded but not too remote – 4G cell service at property. Electric close by. Plenty of storage for all of your outdoor vehicles, campers, etc. The perfect getaway!

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The Folded Rocks of Sideling Hill Road Cut

The Sideling Hill is a long, steep, narrow mountain ridge that runs north to south across western Maryland in Washington County, in the United States. For many centuries, this mountain had blocked the path of many travelers who wished to go from Maryland to northeast West Virginia and vice versa. Travelers had to decide whether they wanted to go around it or over it, but both routes being treacherous, resulted in many mishaps.

The first tunnel was blasted through the rocks of Sideling Hill in 1873–74 for the East Broad Top Railroad. This was followed by at least a couple more. The original railroad tunnel ceased operation in 1956, and the one opened in 1940 is now abandoned. A few decades later, when the Maryland State Highway Administration was laying down Interstate 68 across the state of Maryland, they decided that another tunnel through Sideling Hill would be too expensive. Instead, they decided to cut a deep notch across the hill and lay the road through it. After excavating 10 million tons of rock, engineers discovered they had exposed an unusual geologic structure — a syncline of tightly folded rock strata dating back more than 350 million years.

Read More Here:  http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/08/the-folded-rocks-of-sideling-hill-road.html?m=1

Garrett County developer pleads guilty in bank fraud case

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 3:16 am

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Garrett County developer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy in a scheme involving three properties in Western Maryland and West Virginia.

Lewis Strosnider pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. He’ll be sentenced Nov. 19.

Co-defendant Samuel VanSickle has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Read More Here:  http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/article_3ce9f12e-205e-11e4-bb49-001a4bcf887a.html

Western Maryland secessionists seek to sever ties with the liberal Free State

By , Published: September 8

The push by 50 western Virginia counties to secede in 1863, forming West Virginia at the height of the Civil War, was led by a charismatic store-clerk-turned-lawyer who famously urged his supporters: “Cut the knot now! Cut it now! Apply the knife.”

West Virginia was the last state to break off from another. Now, 150 years later, a 49-year-old information technology consultant wants to apply the knife to Maryland’s five western counties. “The people are the sovereign,” says Scott Strzelczyk, leader of the fledgling Western Maryland Initiative, and the western sovereigns are fed up with Annapolis’s liberal majority, elected by the state’s other sovereigns.

Maryland counties considering secession

Maryland counties considering secession

Should Western Md. counties be allowed to form their own state?




“If you think you have a long list of grievances and it’s been going on for decades, and you can’t get it resolved, ultimately this is what you have to do,” says Strzelczyk, who lives in New Windsor, a historic town of 1,400 people in Carroll County. “Otherwise you are trapped.”

Strzelczyk’s effort is one of several across the country to separate significant portions of states from, as he puts it, “the dominant ruling class.” Nearly a dozen northern Colorado counties are the furthest along, with nonbinding referendums set for November ballots. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is making a move to join with parts of Wisconsin. Northern California counties want to form a state called Jefferson.

More here.

Brinkley: Western Maryland wants responsible spenders in Congress

Originally published January 31, 2012

By Bethany Rodgers
News-Post Staff

As congressional candidate in a district that ranges from the hills of Garrett County to the tech corridor along I-270,–Maryland Sen. David Brinkley said he has found something that ties everyone together: dismay over federal spending.

“The common denominator they all have is a concern about federal government spending sucking the economy dry,” he said.

The same concern propelled him to run for the 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican legislator from New Market said national debt and bloated government spending isn’t a new problem, but it’s one that keeps getting worse.

More here.

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Md. AG looks to protect landowners from natural gas speculators


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced this week a campaign aimed at protecting landowners in western Maryland from what he calls “high-pressure sales tactics” by natural gas drilling speculators.

Speculators are seeking to obtain mineral rights in the Maryland portion of the Marcellus Shale, a large underground rock formation stretching from upstate New York to southwestern Virginia.

The region is rich in natural gas deposits — estimated to contain 250 to 500 trillion cubic feet of the valuable energy resource.

Landowners whose properties sit above the Marcellus Shale should know their legal rights and potential risks from leasing their land to energy companies interested in drilling for natural gas using the process known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” Gansler said Tuesday.

More here.

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