Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
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.
Advanced Lakeside Medical Care Now Open for Business
Western Maryland Health System cut the ribbon on Advanced Lakeside Medical Care on September 15 & opened for business on October 1. The 2,996-sf facility is located at 23789 Garrett Highway, McHenry.
Garrett Trails "Ten Bucks A Foot" Campaign Under Way
Garrett Trails is currently running a “Ten Bucks A Foot” fundraising campaign to complete the Meadow Mountain Trail System and help with future trail projects.
2019 Women's Leadership Conference to be Held at Garrett College on October 24th
The conference is designed to help women leaders understand the unique challenges they face as they seek to make contributions and assume leadership roles within their organizations and communities.
Ready, Set, GROW! Small Business Development Event Set for October 18th
Are you interested in contracting opportunities with government agencies? If so, then the Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop is for you.
MIPS Grants for Technology Product Development
Market-driven new technology and innovation leads to new products and new jobs. MIPS has been creating jobs in innovative Maryland companies for 32 years.
Opportunity Zones: A Legitimate Investment Option
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Dr. John C. Fleming outlines how Opportunity Zones can benefit investors while at the same time help transform distressed communities.
Garrett College Hosting Manufacturing Conference in October
Robert Stearns, Founder and CEO of Powerful Potential International, a leadership development and organizational development consulting and training company, will be the keynote speaker.
Vagabond Taproom Readies for Early October Opening
Owners Pat & Michelle Hudnall said the idea for the theme of the bar came from a friend & hearkens to the era of the “Four Vagabonds” (Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone & John Burroughs).
Garrett College Approved for Paramedic Degree Program
The MD Higher Education Commission also awarded the Paramedic Studies program the Health Manpower Shortage designation as part of the approval process.