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.”
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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....
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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...
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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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