The Garrett County State Parks offer their First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day. At Herrington Manor State Park, the hike starts at 1pm and you are invited to bring your (well-behaved, on a leash) dog with you. A a park ranger will guide this hike around Herrington Manor and will inform you about what you need to know when you bring your dog to a state park. At New Germany State Park the hike will start at approx. 1pm. . . .
Although in some counties the landfills are ready to accept and recycle your Christmas trees, it would be a shame to throw it out just yet. After the hustle and bustle of gift giving and visiting with friends and family, now you could just enjoy your Christmas decorations and your beautiful Christmas tree. Plus, Christmas is not over yet. The end of Christmas is officially marked by Epiphany, the day of the Holy Three Kings, on January 6. Traditionally in . . .
Still no plans for New Year’s Eve? There is a couple of events scheduled in the area: Dutch’s at Silvertree offers a New Year’s Celebration from 7pm to 1am. There will be a Cocktail Hour, a dinner, a Champagne Toast at midnight, a New Year’s Buffet and dance and live music. For 150$ per person you will also receive 10 complimentary chips for the Fur Ball Casino and there will be a Silent Auction to benefit Hart for Animals. Call . . .
With the Holidays coming up you will hopefully have a couple of days off work. This would be the perfect time to go house hunting in Garrett County or to make plans to build the home of your dreams. Humberson Homes will be there for you over the Holidays and on the weekends! Don’t hesitate to give them a call, they will be happy to find the perfect house for you, no matter if you prefer to build or buy! . . .
Don’t bother removing all the snow from your driveway yet…. Just in time for Christmas Winter will give us a break. From Friday on temperatures in the Mid-50s are expected for the Deep Creek Lake area. Seems like we will have to change plans for the weekend a little, from skiing to a walk or a run in the (green) woods. As there is also some rain in the forecast our cars will probably show their original color again soon, . . .
Here is another easy Christmas cookie recipe. It’s done in no time and without coconut macaroons there really is something missing during Christmas. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee, after lunch or dinner or simply whenever you feel like having one. Coconut Macaroons (yields 50 macaroons) 3 egg whites 210 g (7.4oz) confectioner’s sugar lemon peel and juice of one lemon 250g (8.8oz) coconut flakes Beat egg whites to a very stiff foam, add sugar spoon by spoon, keep . . .
What would Christmas be without homemade Christmas cookies?! In Germany there is a huge variety of Christmas cookies, the bakers usually start baking the goodies shortly after Thanksgiving. Here is one very simple recipe for traditional German “Butterplaetzchen“: “Butterplaetzchen” (yields approx. 80 cookies) · 250g (approx. 9oz) all purpose flour · 325g (approx. 11.5oz) confectioner’s sugar · 1 pinch of salt · lemon peel of 1/2 lemon · 1 egg · 120g (approx. 4.3oz) cold butter Heap flour with confectioner’s . . .
Here is good news to all all-season outdoor enthusiasts: The area around Deep Creek Lake, MD is not only in summer a wonderful playground, but offers lots of outdoor activities in winter, too. For example, the Herrington Manor State Park offers 10miles of groomed trails. If this is not enough, there also is a 5.5 mile trail to connect Herrington Manor with Swallow Falls State Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the quiet in the woods, then go back to . . .
Although the temperatures have been rising a little bit, please still be very careful when you have to be on the road. This rollercoaster weather will bring temperatures in the high thirties today, with a light drizzle that could freeze and make the roadways really slick. For tonight the weatherman called for a drop in temperatures, with some snow. The cold weather supposedly continues through the next couple of days. Take care!