July 2017

GRMC Provides Update on Expansion Projects
The latest GRMC expansion efforts can be seen in ongoing construction projects undertaken at the main hospital facility and with continuing renovations at the former Get ’n Go along Oak Street.
Potomic Edison Invests in Prototype 'Reclosers' at Turkey Neck
First Energy Corp.’s Potomac Edison is using a high-tech solution to reduce the frequency and duration of outages in Maryland’s westernmost county.
Oakland Named One of TripAdvisor's "15 Best Honeymoon Destinations"
Oakland was among the destinations recently listed on TripAdvisor’s “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.”
Five Generations of Sincells Have Reported Garrett County's News
Since 1890, five generations of Sincells have chronicled wars and historic elections, but most often births, deaths, crimes, and acts of the school board, in the pages of The Republican newspaper.
Commissioners Approve Bloomington, Puzzley Run Water Projects
The Garrett County Commissioners gave the go-ahead for the Bloomington Water Tank Replacement and the Puzzley Run Water Improvements Projects.
Garrett County Commissioners Present “State of the County” Report
The state of Garrett County is “good,” Commissioner Paul Edwards announced Tuesday morning during the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business Before Hours at Wisp Resort.
Garrett County Commissioners Approve Closure of a Portion of Accident-Friendsville Road
A portion of Limestone Road will be closed to the public and will no longer be part of the county’s system of roads.
Commissioners Proclaim July as Lakes Appreciation Month
The Garrett County Commissioners have proclaimed July as Lakes Appreciation Month.
County's Scenic Barn Quilt Trail Boasts 42 Stops
Explore Garrett County’s scenery, farming communities, and heritage this summer by following the Barn Quilt Trail.
MBE Program Goal & Subgoals Discussion Sessions Planned
The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is hosting two public discussion sessions to garner input on the MBE Program's overall goals and subgoals.
Garrett County Heritage Tourism Grants Awarded
Garrett County received a total of $195,000 of the $2.7 million awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Third Annual Mountain Maker's Fest Slated for August 12th
Garrett College is hosting the third annual Mountain Maker Fest on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the college’s Career Technology Training Center located in Accident.
SBDC to Offer Free Workshop
The Western Maryland Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a free workshop - Doing Business With the Federal Government - Intro to Government Contracting on July 25th.
GRMC Supports Hero’s Journey Art Project
Garrett Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of WVU Medicine, has announced its support for the Eli Lilly and Company Hero’s Journey Art Project.
Oakland Becomes Maryland's 25th Arts & Entertainment District
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has announced that the Maryland Secretary of Commerce has approved the designation of the state’s 25th Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District in Oakland.
CARC Director Appointed to Advisory Council
Steve Putnam, Director of the Garrett College Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex has been appointed to the 2017-18 Small Programs Advisory Council of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.
Arts Connection to Feature Friendsville Interactive History Tour
The July Arts Connection sponsored by Garrett County Arts Council will highlight the new Friendsville Interactive History Tour.
FY 2018 Heritage Area Mini-Grant Applications Available
Applications are being taken through Friday, August 11th, for the Heritage Area's mini-grant program.
Garrett County and Declaration Networks Group Receive NATOA Broadband Award
Garrett County and Declaration Networks Group, Inc. have received NATOA's 2017 Community Broadband Innovative Partnership of the Year Award.
IRS Offers Free Small Business Tax Tools
Small business owners have 24/7 access to a new tool from the IRS.
Free Market Data Available Through Census Business Builder Tool 
If you're looking for FREE market data to help you start or grow your small business, the U.S.Census Bureau has a great tool.
MDOT's Office of Minority Business Enterprise Conducts Free Monthly Workshop
MDOT's Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority, Disadvantaged, and/or Small Business Enterprise.
Training Offered by the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
"Amp Up Your Small Business" is an interactive class to help small businesses gain a greater insight into the various aspects of doing business with the state of Maryland.
Airport's Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In Set for August 12th
The Garrett County Airport's Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In will be held August 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Garrett County Arts Council to Host 10th Annual Artist Studio Tour
The Garrett County Arts Council will host the 10th annual Artist Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, beginning with a preview party on Friday, July 21, at the Gallery Shop in Oakland.
Foundation to Support Garrett County Public Schools is Launched
A new organization has been launched with the purpose of financially boosting Garrett County Public Schools. The GCPS Dr. Wendell Teets Foundation was kicked off with a reception on Friday.
Christian Named 2016 Maryland Chamber Executive of the Year
Nicole Christian, IOM, CCE, President & CEO of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, has been selected as the 2016 Maryland Chamber Executive of the Year.
Fitzwater Furniture Celebrates 70 Years in Business
The Fitzwater family has been providing quality, affordable furniture to the Garrett County community since 1947.
Governor Requests Input on Mandated Paid Leave
Governor Hogan's Committee on Paid Leave has developed an online survey tool for businesses and employees to use to solicit feedback on Maryland's new Paid Leave Policy.
Robert Stephens Named Garrett County Health Officer
Robert Stephens has been named as the new Garrett County Health Officer.
Healthiest Maryland Businesses Honored For Work Site Wellness Achievements
Two local businesses received Healthiest Maryland Business status and were recently recognized as Healthiest Maryland Businesses Wellness at Work Awardees.
A Taste of Napa in Western Maryland
Deep Creek Cellars, which celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, is still going strong.
Garrett Arts Council Holds Annual Meeting; Names Stutzmans As Friends Of The Arts
Artist duo Mark and Laura Stutzman of Mtn. Lake Park were named this year's Friend of the Arts by the Garrett County Arts Council.
Garrett College Enacts New Border Rate For PA & WV
It’s suddenly a lot more affordable for some West Virginia and Pennsylvania residents to attend Garrett College.
GC Commissioners Honor Health Officer Rodney Glotfelty
At a recent public meeting, the Garrett County Commissioners recognized county health officer Rodney Glotfelty’s “41 years of dedicated service” to the health department and local community.
Hobbitat Receives 2017 Bright Lights Award
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will present the 2017 Bright Lights Award for Garrett County to Hobbitat and a proclamation to High Country Creamery and Market on July 6th.