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 . . .
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 legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New . . .
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. Tickets for the rides are $10 for every person over 36″ tall., Children under 36″ tall are $5 and all children under 2 years of . . .
It’s the 4th of July weekend here in Garrett County. Thursday July 3rd at dusk Broad ford Lake Park will be holding their annual fireworks display. Then on Friday July 4th at dusk Deep Creek Lake will be holding their Fire on the Mountain annual fireworks display. Please everyone have a safe and Happy 4th of July. From your Humberson Homes Family
December 6 is St. Nicholas Day! Saint Nicholas, or Nikolaos of Myra, passed away on December 6, 343. St. Nicholas had a reputation for generally working wonders and for helping the poor. As he was a very modest person, he did not want to give his gifts openly, so he did it during the night when everybody was asleep. For example it is said that he put coins in the shoes left out for him. Nowadays, St. Nicholas is still . . .
Ever wondered why we are actually celebrating Halloween, other than it’s a good reason to dress up in fancy costumes and get together with friends and family and have fun? Halloween roots back to Celtic culture in Europe. Being superstitiuous, the Celts believed that in the night following Samhain, the harvest festival, the souls of the dead were out on the streets. To put them in a good mood they left out treats for them. Later on, approx around the . . .