Garrett County Arts Council Spotlight:  For The Love of Birds

Garrett County Arts Council Spotlight: For The Love of Birds

The artist spotlight of the Garrett County Arts Council this month is shining on two local artists and a special exhibit that combines their work. Glass artist Julie Turrentine and nature photographer Caroline Blizzard present their artistic vision of the National...

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Pine Lodge Steakhouse

Pine Lodge Steakhouse

For almost two decades, Pine Lodge Steakhouse has been a go-to favorite for fine dining and friendly service. New owners Rhonda and Bob Cox plan to follow the successful formula that has made Pine Lodge a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Pine Lodge Steakhouse...

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2021 Holiday Shopping Guide

2021 Holiday Shopping Guide

The holiday season is upon us and that means filling stockings and finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. If you’re not sure where to start, we hope this guide will give you some unique gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list! For the Antique Lover...

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Gean & Olive

Gean & Olive

When it comes to holiday shopping, or even shopping for ourselves, we are all looking for that perfect gift – something individual that doesn’t break the bank. Gean & Olive, one of downtown Oakland’s newest and most unique venues, offers that and more! Owned by...

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shop Local This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and that means shopping, shopping and more shopping! While Black Friday ushers in the holiday season for most of us, waiting an extra day can benefit your wallet...and your community. Small Business Saturday, observed on November 27th...

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Three Nights For the Price of 2 Promotion

Just in time for Fall visitors traveling to Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake, Maryland area, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is offering a Stay 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Promotion on their website, visitdeepcreek.com. The promotion runs from October 21,...

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Autumn Glory 2021

Autumn Glory 2021

54th Annual Autumn Glory Festival Wednesday - Sunday, Oct 13 - 17 The annual Autumn Glory Festival is a five-day celebration of autumn that celebrates the beauty of the local fall foliage. The 54th annual Autumn Glory Festival, sponsored by Patriot Automotive CHRYSLER...

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Alpaca Acres Spreading Kindness

Alpaca Acres Spreading Kindness

Alpaca Acres Spreading Kindness in Celebration of Spookley the Square Pumpkin’s 20th Anniversary Alpaca Acres Farm and Fiber to feature children’s character Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events throughout National Bullying Prevention Month in October...

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Weathering Life’s Storms

Weathering Life’s Storms

If you have been downtown Oakland recently you may have seen the art installation of colorful umbrellas lining Banker’s Alley located beside Healy Insurance (Formerly Kights Insurance) and the Sincell Building (former home to the Republican for many years) The...

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Artistically Speaking with Rachel Precht

Artistically Speaking with Rachel Precht

By Mary McEwen of The Garrett County Arts Council For a true artistic experience, one has only to come into The Gallery Shop in Oakland to see an exhibit of beautiful art, created by artists who live mainly in Garrett County or very nearby. The artists’ work is juried...

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O.M.G. Relax

O.M.G. Relax

Rest. Relaxation. Rejuvenation. The need for which we all share. Deep Creek Lake’s newest business can offer that, and more. OMG Relax features highly effective “touchless” and “fully-clothed” massages using state-of-the-art massage chairs that were designed and...

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Shopping, History, and Fun at Springs, PA!

Shopping, History, and Fun at Springs, PA!

All of this can be found at the Springs Historical Society grounds, just three miles north of Grantsville, MD in Amish country. The Springs Farmers’ Market offers great shopping adventures Saturdays through September 18, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. You will find fresh produce...

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Make Plans Now to Attend 54th Annual Autumn Glory Celebration

Make Plans Now to Attend 54th Annual Autumn Glory Celebration

Enjoy the beauty of the fall season in the mountains as Garrett County, Maryland celebrates the 54th anniversary of their annual Autumn Glory Festival with two large parades, live music, band competitions, antique and craft shows, fall foliage tours and much more from...

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Broadway in the Barn!

Broadway in the Barn!

DEEP CREEK WATERSHED FOUNDATION DINNER CELEBRATES THEIR FIRST FIVE YEARS Deep Creek Watershed Foundation is hosting a celebratory dinner recognizing the accomplishments of their first five years and looking forward to even greater work in the future. Broadway in the...

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The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival Returns!

The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival Returns!

17th Annual Festival slated for Sept 10 & 11 The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival returns to McHenry, MD with a few changes since 2019. The Premium Wine Tasting area is now Friday, September 10, from 5-8 pm. On Saturday, September 11, the festival will...

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The Reading Station

The Reading Station

After a 30 year career teaching in the Maryland Public School system, Sue Lisantti knew she still had work to do. A middle school English teacher, one of her goals had always been to increase literacy and reading comprehension with her students. The constraints of...

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Women’s Equality Day 2021 Celebration

Women’s Equality Day 2021 Celebration

Women’s Equality Day 2021 will be celebrated on Saturday, August 28 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Sang Run Park. WED2021 “commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting the right to vote to women.” Originally planned for 2020 to celebrate the...

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Friendsville Days Celebrates Forty Years of Community

Friendsville Days Celebrates Forty Years of Community

Friendsville Days has been a community staple for decades and returns this year (after being cancelled in 2020) on Friday & Saturday, August 13 & 14. According to Friendsville Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle, Friendsville Days has a long history in our community. It...

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Historical Society marks  80th Anniversary

Historical Society marks 80th Anniversary

“For 80 years, the mission of the Garrett County Historical Society has been to collect, preserve, exhibit, and publish the history of Garrett County, and we look forward to continuing this mission for future generations,” said Jim Ashby, President of the Society. The...

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Fast Bobby says Age is just a Number

Fast Bobby says Age is just a Number

If you live in Oakland, work in Oakland or have visited Oakland in the past four decades, it is highly likely that you have seen “Fast Bobby” Eslin. Born in Bangor, Maine in 1941, Bobby fell in love with our area in his travels and has remained here ever since,...

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In the GCAC Spotlight:  The  Annual Membership Meeting

In the GCAC Spotlight: The Annual Membership Meeting

The annual membership meeting of the Garrett County Arts Council (GCAC) was held in June, and for the second consecutive year it took place online as a precaution regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The GCAC Board of Directors opted to keep the event virtual with...

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