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Roses are Red…..Violets are Blue…..

There are many different stories as to how Valentine’s Day came about. The first theory is based on Christianity and the Catholic Church is about a priest known as Valentine during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Claudius had decided that single men made the best soldiers so he outlawed marriage for all young single more

Did you know?????

After doing some research through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, I discovered some very interesting information. Did you know that Wisp was not the first ski resort in Maryland? That honor goes to New Germany State Park in the 1940’s they had both downhill skiing and cross-country nicknamed “Maryland’s Alps”. This was a premier more

Groundhog Day or Candlemas Day???

Everyone knows about Punxsutawney Phil but did you know the history behind the tradition of Groundhog Day. It’s roots were derived from the ancient Christian tradition of Candlemas Day, when clergy would distribute blessed candles to families at the beginning of winter. The candles were supposed to represent how long and cold the winter would more

Garrett County Ice Fishing Contest

It is that time of year again! The Garrett County Ice Fishing Contest has begun and will continue until March. Now that the lake has frozen over it’s time to get those reels back out and bundle up. All fish must be caught in Garrett County waters. A winner will be picked weekly and posted in the Republican. Contestants must have their fish weighed and measured at Deep Creek Outfitters, 32 Outfitter Way, McHenry, MD.

Happy Halloween

Halloween goes back far into history. This celebration dates back to the Celtic festival of Samhain. Though was celebrated on November the first as a marking to the end of summer and harvest to the beginning of darkness and the cold winter. Celtics believed that the night before the new year, the boundary between the more

Fall Back!!

  The History of Daylight Savings!! In 1784 Benjamin Franklin was said to have invented Day Light Savings Time (DST) . His idea for DST was so that the hours of light could be used more efficiently and save more money out in the long run. Though Benjamin created this idea in 1876 it is more

Sept 11 2001

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Today marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Twin Towers, and flight 93. The staff here at Humberson Homes would like to take a moment to remember all those fallen during this tragedy.

Happy Labor Day

Wishing You A Happy Labor Day Weekend From Your Humberson Homes Team!! Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York more

Summer is coming to an end!

Summer is slowly coming to an end, labor day is approaching. August 25, 2014 is back to school for students of Garrett County. Take advantage of some of the end of the season shopping well looking for great homes in the Garrett County area! Whether you are planning to build or planning to buy, Humberson more

It’s Fair Time!!!

It’s that time of year again for the Garrett County, MD Agriculture Fair! This is a great time for all family and friends to get out and enjoy the local vendors, crafters, and farmers of our County. Not to mention everyone’s favorite THE RIDES! The fair officially opens on July 28 – August 2, 2014. more