March 2023 Issue

Dear Friends,

I have to admit, March is not a favorite month on the mountaintop. What is unofficially known as “mud season” in Garrett County, it’s the nether time between Winter and Spring with gray skies and too little green. There are signs of coming warmth, however, with the first signs of spring flowers like daffodils and crocuses. Those green shoots always bring a smile to my face, and I know that soon the maple sap will be flowing, and trees will be budding.

Don’t despair, however, there are still plenty of things to do this spring including the opening performance of Garrett Lake Arts Festival 2023 season. See more about that and other fun events starting on Page 22.

March is Women’s History Month and we take a look at local historian Beverly Railey Robinson and a book she is editing entitled “Remarkable Women of Garrett County and Their Lasting Legacy”. In it, she will be profiling 150 Garrett County women who have made or are making a difference in our area, most you’ve never even heard of. Read more about her story beginning on Page 6.

This month our Unsung Hero is actually a couple, Fred and Sherry Bradshaw, who made Garrett County their home several years ago and have worked tirelessly to help various organizations in the area, most notably The Dove Center. Read their story on Page 14. 

Thanks for reading, and, as always, whatever your pleasure this March…enjoy!

Linda Carr, Editor

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