Current News, Events, and Press Releases

FireFly Farms, Among the Most-Awarded in the US, Proudly Celebrates Another 15 Awards for its Handmade Cheeses in 2019
“It has been a great year for FireFly Farms,” remarked National Sales Director, Cristi Menard. “These fifteen new awards bring FireFly Farms’s individual award count to a staggering 120!"
Southern Band Wins Atlantic Coast Championship
The Southern Garrett Marching Band won its first-ever Tournament of Bands 1A Atlantic Coast Championship on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Backbone Food Farm Has Successful Hemp Trial Season
A small hemp crop was grown for the first time this year at Backbone Food Farm near Oakland. The trial was set up for 100 plants so the Dubanskys could study different varieties.
AAUW Branch Celebrates Women-Owned Businesses
The American Association of University Women — Garrett Branch hosted a reception last Thursday to recognize the “motivation, dedication and hard work” of women business owners.
Anonymous Donors Plan $1 Million Estate Gift for Garrett College
A couple who are part-time residents of the Deep Creek Lake area has established a $1 million estate gift to the Garrett College Foundation to be used in connection with either the college’s performin
United Way Offers Matching Collars to Agencies Assisting Displaced Verso Workers
County United Way, serving Allegany, Garrett, Hampshire and Mineral counties will provide matching dollars to agencies equipped to deliver direct services to displaced workers.
Trail System Honors Maryland's Most-Famous Hunter
The Meshach Browning Trail System, which covers more than six miles, is a public, non-motorized, multi-use recreational and cultural resource at the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Park in McHenry.
Expungement Fair Scheduled by MD Legal Aid Bureau
The Maryland Legal Aid Bureau will hold an Expungement Fair on October 30th in Cumberland. Attendees can receive free assistance to expunge their criminal records.
Garrett College's CEWD to Host Employer Workforce Summit
Garrett College's Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, in partnership with The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will host an Employer Summit on October 30th.
Participants Sought for Survey on Small and Mid-Size Business Cybersecurity Issues
The survey is open to all small businesses. Responses will help inform the Cybersecurity Framework being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and other agencies.
GLAF partners with Dancing Classrooms of the Alleghenies on School Program
The current project will be written to accommodate any age group or level, but for the 2020-21 proposed project, Ballet Theatre was asked to gear it toward the fourth grade.
Mountain Haven Wellness & Recovery Center Plans Open House on October 17th
At Mountain Haven Wellness and Recovery Center in Oakland, individuals with behavioral health issues can gather daily for meals and workshops to promote wellness and recovery efforts free of charge.
"Practical Design" Study Being Conducted on Oakland Bypass
The Oakland bypass, a/k/a the Oakland alternative truck route, is still being considered by the Maryland Department of Transportation, although no funding for the project is currently available.
Everything About Hemp Workshop Scheduled
This workshop will focus on production and manufacturing hemp, the different varieties of hemp, and information for farmers that want to enter the hemp market.
How to Grow Your Business Through Marketing & Design Workshop Offered
CurlyRed, a branding, print and web design company, will host a FREE Lunch n' Learn Session at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce at 15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry, on October 23rd.