Garrett County Gazette, August 2022

View this email in your browserWelcome to the first edition of the Garrett County Gazette.  I’m Chris Nichols, your guide to helping you find out what’s going on, what’s coming up and interesting tidbits from the area. Let’s jump right in!Deep Creek Lake Lions hosts Blind Camper ProgramThe Deep Creek Lake Lions Club hosted visually impaired children and their families from around the state for camping and recreation in the Deep Creek Lake area at the end of July.For nearly 30 years, the club has been hosting blind children for both summer and winter programs that emphasize personal growth and confidence-building through fun activities such as snow skiing and water sports. These are great programs that not only benefit the visually impaired kids, but also their families and also the volunteers, main of who are high school students. 

For more information on the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club, check out their websiteThe Campers and their families enjoy some fun time on the waterBroadford Park Trails celebrates grand openingThe Garrett County Coyotes, town officials, and sponsors held a grand opening for the Broadford Park Trails at the July 4 Celebration in Broadford Park this past Sunday.

This new 2.5-mile multi-use trail system at Broadford Park is now open to provide any person who wishes to enjoy recreation via walking, hiking, jogging, running, biking, birding, and snowshoeing outdoors.

Not only is this a great new addition to our excellent inventory of trails in the county, but it’s a great accomplishment for our mountain biking team to have a regular place to practice. 

For more information, visit Oakland’s website. Visit the Coyotes Facebook page for more info on the team.Dignitaries, sponsors and team members of the Garrett County Coyotes Mountain Biking Team pose in front of the new trailhead sign. New video trail tours postedSpeaking of trails, I’ve posted a number of new video trail tours to my Youtube channel over the past few months, bringing the total up to 15. Each tour is 15 minutes on average and gives the viewer an idea of the terrain, intensity and cool stuff at each trail. My goal over the next year is to visit all 44 trail areas I have listed in my Ultimate Garrett County Adventure Map.  I’m excited to share my journeys on these trails and hope to get more people outside, too.
 Some shots from my video tours – off-the-beaten path waterfalls and overlooks!History CornerThe most recent issue of the Glades Star, the quarterly publication of the Garrett County Historical Society, commemorated the County’s 150th Anniversary with historical surveys of all 8 of the incorporated towns in the County.  One of the interesting tidbits I came away with was from Accident’s history.  Apparently, little old Garrett County has a solid connection to the Nobel Prize!  Edwin Mattison McMillan, a physicist who was a co-awardee of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (for his role discovering Plutonium) has roots in Accident.  His father , Dr. Edwin Harbaugh McMillan, was born in Accident and was reportedly a pharmacist there.

The GCHS helps to protect, preserve and promote our local history, and membership is just $25 per year! Edwin McMillan at the cyclotron at Berkeley Labs where he helped to discover PlutoniumUpcoming EventsSome cool events coming up: – have fun and support some great causes!
Mountain Maryland Dragon Boat Festival – SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022 AT 9 AM at the Broadford Lake. Amateur teams of all skill levels will race dragon boats, competing for the championship title. Spectators will enjoy the excitement of the race, as well as food and artisan vendors, music, and kids activities. A full day of family fun! Supports the Dove CenterDeep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival – SEP 9 AT 5 PM – SEP 10 AT 6 PM at the Fairgrounds. Features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines to taste from Maryland and national wineries, and more benefiting HART for Animals, Inc. and Garrett Lakes Arts FestivalPersonal announcementOn the personal front, I’m excited to announce that I’m now affiliated with Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales as a licensed real estate agent.  I’m looking forward to helping to guide you to your real estate goals. Be happy to talk about buying or selling property or just chat with you about the market and the area. Check out my real estate agent website, or call or email me anytime! That’s it for this edition! Thanks for checking it out! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or questions about the area, don’t hesitate to reach out!

-ChrisCopyright © 2022 Chris Nichols, real estate agent, All rights reserved.
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Explore and connect with where you live. Some mapping, history and community service organization stuff related to Garrett County, Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding area. I'm Chris - welcome to my online attic!

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