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 destination until about the 1960’s. Today the downhill slopes have been reforested but people can still enjoy cross-country skiing. Most people associate Garrett County skiing . . .
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 worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. Releasing those mischievous ghosts who would damage crops and cause trouble. The celebration of Halloween was . . .
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 an idea of optimizing the sun light as far back as ancient Rome. In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the first year around DST. . . .
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 Homes is your one stop shop for our custom post and beam homes, modular homes, and real estate. Stop in and visit our office located . . .
Farmers Market – only one week left!
Tomorrow is one of the last Wednesdays in 2013 to visit the Oakland Mountain Fresh Farmers Market. Make sure to stock up on your favorite homemade jams and jellies and don’t forget to buy some butternut squash. You can use this incredibly versatile vegetable in lots of recipes, no matter if you want to prepare and freeze a batch of soup, cube and pickle it in a sweet-sour brine, or have it as a filling for home-made pumpkin ravioli served . . .
Frost in Garrett County
This morning we woke up to a beautiful fall day in Garrett County, MD. In some areas temperatures dropped below freezing, and the lawns had a beautiful white frosty coating. This is the perfect day to go for a walk in one of the Western Maryland’s State Parks, prepare your yard for winter and to bring in your potted plants. In the evening warm up in front of a crackling fire in front of your fireplace. No fireplace to sit . . .
The Farmers Market in Oakland, MD
Every Wednesday and Saturday local producers offer their goods at the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Oakland, MD. Unlike other markets at the Oakland Farmers Market you will find only products that are produced by the vendors themselves. Even if you do not plan to shop it’s still nice to just walk through the market and look at all the good things offered. Then again, you probably cannot resist treating yourself to a couple of homemade cookies or that jar . . .
Autumn Glory Festival – a treat not only for your eyes and ears
After enjoying all the great events featured at Oakland’s Autumn Glory Festival you sure are hungry and long to sit down for a good fall meal in a nice atmosphere. Visit Jearbryo’s Hookers Seafood and Grill at Bumble Bee Road, Mc Henry, MD for a delicious Turkey Dinner on October 12 and 13, 2013. As an appetizer they offer Soup or Salad, followed by Turkey with Oyster or Sage Stuffing, accompagnied by Mashed Potatoes with Gravy or Sweet Potatoes and . . .
Autumn Glory Festival on October 9-13, 2013
If you have ever been to the Autumn Glory Festival in Oakland, MD you were probably looking forward to this event all year long. From Wednesday on there will be lots of things to see and do in and around Oakland, MD. There will be glasblowing and stained glass cutting demonstrations, art exhibits, craft shows – just to mention a few of the possibilities offered… Oakland is only a short drive away from Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County – . . .
Plans for the weekend?
Fall has definitely arrived in Garrett County now. The colorful display of turning leaves, the bright blue sky with the mild light of the autumn sun make us want to go outside. It’s the time of the year when the corn mazes are ready. Head out for a lot of fun at Cove Run Farms close to Accident, MD. They traditionally have a great corn maze and a portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to “Warm the Children“. . . .