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48th Autumn Glory Guide
The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 -
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Moms And Dads To Be Celebrated In OTT Show
           Moms And Dads To Be Celebrated In OTT Show  
Mom's the Word: Go Ask Your Father is the next show to be presented at Our Town Theatre in Oakland, and it will be a tribute to both mothers and fathers, according to director Christie Elmlinger. It will be staged on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, at 8 p.m. each evening. The play consists of a series of monologues and ensemble pieces, all written by Garrett County residents and compiled by Elmlinger. "These are funny stories that all moms and dads will be able to relate to," the director said. "The play shows the humor in the everyday challenges that parents face." The show is appropriate for teenagers and older, as there is some mild language, she said. Tickets are $5 each. Reservations may be made online at or by phone at 301-334-5640. Tickets may be purchased at the door providing the show is not sold out. OTT is funded in part by the Garrett County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. The cast is pictured. Seated in front, from left, are Anthony Wroten, Jack Wroten, Fern Wroten, Kinsley Virts, Jen Virts, and Mikey Virts. In the middle, same order, are Christie Elmlinger, Liam Elmlinger, Dave Arnold, Maddy Virts, Donna Arnold, Miles Elmlinger, and Joshua Elmlinger. In back: Ashley Ruby and Lynne Elmlinger. Not available for the photo were actors Richard Hill, Tammy Beitzel, and Savannah Hamilton. 

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Student's Artwork Wins Spot In Delaney's Office
           Student's Artwork Wins Spot In Delaney's Office  
Local young artist Morgan Winegardner traveled to Gaithersburg last week to accept an award for her drawing titled Still Life With Cans, pictured, which won first place in the District 6 drawing category of the Congressional Art Competition. Each spring this contest is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives, providing an opportunity to acknowledge and encourage the artistic talent of young people in the nation. Winegardner's drawing was selected for entry while on display at the annual Garrett County Student Arts Fair early last month. It went on to win first place in District 6. In addition to the drawing category, winners were also named in painting, collage, prints, mixed media, computer generated art, and photography. The first place winners from each category were judged to determine an overall winner, whose work will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol Building. The District 6 overall winner was Alexander Zarynow, a student from Potomac. While Winegardner was not the overall winner, Delaney and members of his staff were impressed with the quality of the drawing and level of her talent, and requested that her work hang in their district office, located in Gaithersburg, for the coming year. The Winegardner family, along with Garrett County Arts Council executive director Karen Reckner and board president Joan Lyon, attended a reception Friday at Kentlands Mansion, where the winners received certificates of congressional recognition. Winegardner lives near Swanton. She is a junior at Southern and studies with art teacher Melissa Pyle.

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U.S. Health Dept. Awards Mountain Laurel $363,557
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  secretary Sylvia M. Burwell yesterday announced $3,363,557 in funding to four health centers in Maryland for facility renovation, expansion, or construction. 
Of that funding, the Western Maryland Health Care Corporation received $363,557 for the Mountain Laurel Medical Center...
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Man Arrested On Multiple Sex Offense Charges
An Oakland man was arrested on multiple sex offense charges by Maryland State Police on Sunday. The charges stem from an incident that reportedly occurred April 1 involving a juvenile...
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AAUW To Host Free Screening Of Women's Empowerment Project
The Garrett County branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring a free screening of The Women’s Empowerment Project, a 99-minute documentary film describing “the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions.”
Further details can be found in today's issue.
Garrett County Celtic Festival Slated In June
Plans for the new Garrett County Celtic Festival are well underway, according to organizers, with the celebration slated for Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, in the Friendsville Community Park. 
The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival will host the renowned Celtic band IONA for a concert on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Other entertainment and food will be offered that evening....
Details can be found in today's issue.
GC Commissioners Award Extensions On Five Contracts
The Garrett County commissioners unanimously approved five contract extensions during their public meeting Monday afternoon at the courthouse in Oakland. 
The one-year contracts are for fiscal year 2017, which runs from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. Previous contract terms and conditions between the county and entities will apply... 
Further information can be found in today's issue.
Local Area Makes Best Memorial Day Weekend Listing
LeafFilter™ has ranked the Oakland area No. 8 on its Best Places for Memorial Day Weekend Getaway. Destinations on this list were chosen for their unique array of attractions for visitors of all ages – from sightseeing spots, to local cuisine, to entertainment, and more. 
"The opportunity for fun outdoor adventures was another strong factor in Oakland’s placement on the list," noted a company spokesperson....
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Commission Recommends GC Officials Approve Modified Drilling Ban Request
The Garrett  County Planning Commission held its monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon at the courthouse in Oakland. The agenda included a review of a petition for an amendment to the Deep Creek Watershed Zoning Ordinance.
Eleven lake residents/business owners submitted a petition last month, requesting an ordinance amendment that would prohibit natural gas wellheads in all nine zones in the watershed. Drilling is not allowed under the recently adopted Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan. But current wording in the ordinance would allow the practice. 
The petitioners, therefore, request that language be added to the ordinance to ban drilling and to make it consistent with wording in the plan...
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Circus Slated In G'ville May 25 For Two Shows
Through the sponsorship of the Grantsville Lions Club, the all-new 2016 edition of the Kelly Miller Circus will visit Grantsville on Wednesday, May 25, with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Town Park...
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