February 2023 Issue

February 2023 Issue

Wintertime continues here on the mountaintop, with January bringing us a strange pattern of weather...ice, snow, spring-like temps, then ice and snow again. Kudos to the staff at Wisp Resort for doing their best to keep the ski area open and ready for business. They...

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Deep Creek Lake Lions Blind Skier Program Celebrates 50 Years

Deep Creek Lake Lions Blind Skier Program Celebrates 50 Years

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club contributes to our area in a variety of ways, including an eyeglass assistance program, a recycling program, and management of the McHenry Community Park. However, the most prominent aspect of the DCL Lions Club is the long-standing Blind Skier Program.

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January 2023 Issue

January 2023 Issue

It’s 2023, a year that, for someone my age anyway, sounds straight out of a science fiction novel. January brings its own vibe and activities with it, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. Between our beautiful state parks and Wisp Resort, there are plenty of ways to...

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34th Garrett County Celtic  Festival

34th Garrett County Celtic Festival

We are back in 2022 and growing still!!! Looking to escape to a Celtic Village? Something new is coming to the auld village green on Saturday, June 4 in the Community Park in Friendsville. The Garrett County Celtic Festival village (9:30 AM–6 PM) continues to bring to...

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Artistically Speaking with Painter Lynn Yoder

Artistically Speaking with Painter Lynn Yoder

The Garrett County Arts Council shines the spotlight on artist member Lynn Yoder, a painter and framer who will be opening a brand new studio this summer on the Spruce Forest Artisan Village campus. Lynn has been creating art since childhood. He received a Bachelor of...

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Business Spotlight:  McHenry Beverage Shoppe

Business Spotlight: McHenry Beverage Shoppe

As summer ramps up, thoughts turn to outdoor fun, which means having plenty of your favorite cocktails and mixers on hand for entertaining. Whether your tastes run from the newest flavor in seltzer and beer to classic cocktails, the ingredients you choose make all the...

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Unsung Heroes:  Darryl Glotfelty

Unsung Heroes: Darryl Glotfelty

The Lake Front’s Unsung Hero for May 2022 has come full circle from Bittinger, abroad and back to Garrett County, and is really making some serious moves to solidify the area as one with real progress and potential moving forward. Darryl was born and raised near the...

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McHenry Farmer’s Market Slated to Open

McHenry Farmer’s Market Slated to Open

Five dynamic women are bringing a new Farmer’s Market to Garrett County. Located at Garrett College in McHenry, the market will open on May 27th with over 30 vendors with a diverse background of products and booths throughout the summer on Fridays from 3 PM - 7 PM. I...

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Business Spotlight:  Andy Nelson of State Farm Insurance

Business Spotlight: Andy Nelson of State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance has been a household name for the past 100 years. Locally, our area was well served by agent Rob Michael until his retirement in 2020. His impressive client list was then split between two new agents, including Andy Nelson of Parsons, WV. Andy...

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Unsung Heroes: Pat Schmidt

Unsung Heroes: Pat Schmidt

Our Unsung Hero for this month is very well deserved! Friendsville resident Pat Schmidt embodies all the qualities you expect out of a hero of her community. What I’ve learned about this special lady is that she has simply spent her lifetime showing others charity,...

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Garrett County Dining Nostalgia

Garrett County Dining Nostalgia

Newcomers to Garrett County might not know the rich culinary history of their new home. Even those whose families have lived here for generations may have forgotten the spots that once were the talk of the town. In an effort to celebrate those treasured places to...

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Business Spotlight:  Dairy Queen Grill and Chill

Business Spotlight: Dairy Queen Grill and Chill

For the past 12 years, the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill in Oakland has been one of the area’s most popular spots for fast, casual food. Although the Dairy Queen line of products has been around for over 80 years, the company often updates the menu and food options....

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Greater Oakland  Business Association

Greater Oakland Business Association

In many ways, Oakland is the heart of our county. It is not only the county seat; it is also home to a variety of vibrant businesses and unique events that offer something for everyone to enjoy. Essential to the work and mission of the town is the Greater Oakland...

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Anti-Racist Appalachia: A Social Justice Group

Anti-Racist Appalachia: A Social Justice Group

Pictured (l to r): Hannah Schroyer, Elizabeth Sines, and Chantelle Friend Written by Linda Carr It’s been a tough few years for most of us, and oftentimes; it seems easier to focus on the negative. If you look for it, however, it’s easy to find big examples of empathy...

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Friendsville Public House

Friendsville Public House

The quaint little town of Friendsville has long been known by outdoor enthusiasts for its thrilling whitewater adventures, hiking and biking trails. Thanks to its newest business, however, it’s now becoming a place to grab a delicious meal, enjoy a cold drink and hang...

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