Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake

 

Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent
Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake

Mark your calendars!

November 25 & 26, 2016

 Garrett County Fairgrounds (Hwy 219)

Garrett Highway in McHenry, MD 21541

 Hours: 9a.m.- 6p.m. – FREE PARKING!

 Admission just $5 per person.

 

LIVE AUCTION on SATURDAY at 6p.m. of

designer-decorated exhibits & special items

FREE local tree delivery

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SCHEDULE OF ATTRACTIONS

 Start the family fun with

Breakfast w/ Santa with ELF Bracelet

$10/person

 Friday & Saturday

9a.m. & 10a.m. seating

Click here for details

 

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

Friday 9a.m. – 6p.m.

Saturday 9a.m. – 4p.m.

Foods and drinks, low prices

 

Vendors

Friday 9a.m. – 6p.m.

Saturday 9a.m. – 4p.m.

Creative, special gifts for everyone

 

Make Your Own Sundae $3

Noon-3p.m. Friday

1p.m. while it lasts on Saturday

Choose the ice cream and toppings you want!

With homemade ice cream by locally famous Lakeside Creamery

(near Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen)

 

Silent Auction Tables click for details

Friday 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Saturday 9a.m. – 4p.m.

(winners will be called Saturday)

 

Grand Finale LIVE AUCTION begins Saturday 6p.m.

5:00 p.m. cash bar open to public

5:30 p.m. complimentary food with bid number only

Click here for details

 Frosty’s Funland for the kids!

Friday and Saturday

 Bring your camera!

 Santa’s Bakery – FREE! Decorate your own cookie!

 Craft Tables – FREE! Cut, paste, decorate!

 Face-Painting – FREE!

 Elfenheim Mall! – Where kids can buy gifts for family and friends for only $1 per item!  SuGO Robotics

 

 Friday and Saturday

10a.m. – 1p.m.

SuGO Robotics interactive demonstration (Near Mrs. Claus Kitchen)

 Saturday at 4pm, admission is free

We are setting up for the live auction – vendors are leaving and the kids’ activities are no longer available. Santa and friends are no longer on premises.

 Visitors may enjoy a stroll through the decorated holiday exhibits and see what won prize ribbons and enjoy the on-stage musical performance.

 5 pm Cash Bar open while bidders sign in for the live auction.

 5:30 pm Buffet for BIDDERS ONLY, with special card and their bid number

 6 pm PROMPTLY begins the Grand Finale LIVE AUCTION

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A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler

A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler
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A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler
A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler

 

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A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler
Awesome class and instructor!
A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler
Same painting- 13 different masterpieces…

I would like to highlight a local business that has excelled tremendously over the last couple of years here at Deep Creek Lake and surrounding counties. Nationwide “Paint Nights” have become a very popular way for novice art enthusiasts to spend time with their friends and family, have a few beverages and attempt to create a masterpiece under the direction of an instructor. Unfortunately, I see photos from other paint nights across the country that border on mediocre to kids finger-painting.  I guess I have been spoiled by our amazing local paint gathering here at Deep Creek Lake.

 

Garrett Counties own “A Thirst For Art”, created by Jenny Vitez Wampler, soars above the ordinary paint classes across the country. It has the local reputation as the most amazing art experience for beginners and experienced alike. These classes have all its students coming home with masterpieces. Repeat painters, including myself, have filled entire houses with many amazing pieces of art.  After all, Jenny has her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art.  She attended Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy where she took an Intensive Fashion Design/Illustration Course in which she earned a Certificate of Completion, and then went back to earn her Masters Degree in Art Education. Jenny has 11 years of teaching behind her and has taught children at many different ages the fundamentals of great art. She has bartended at Black Bear Tavern and Ken’s Irish Pub for over a decade (11 years), as well as taught Continuing Ed art classes at Garrett College, did Photography presentations for Ruth Enlow Libraries, and stood in as a Lighting Assistant for Karlo Photography (Karlo Gesner). You can feel the art flowing through the veins of the master jedi art guru. In all, you will meet a sweet, well-grounded, even keeled wonderful human being.

 

A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler
Family time-Jenny Vitez Wampler

 

A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler

She stands apart from the other classes with her pre-sketched canvases that give you the solid foundation to get your work of art started. Jenny takes as much time as needed to show each student with clarity every step towards your personal best painting. After all, this lady has taught hundreds, maybe thousands of kids and adults to paint! You learn a crash course in the color wheel and how to mix primary and secondary colors to best compliment your project.  The subject matter is always very colorful and balanced with a focus on our very own Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County. Classes run three hours and Jenny has been known to stay late when necessary to help her students finish something they can be proud of. She started doing a couple classes a month but her business has escalated enormously due to its success/demand. Your senses will be inspired as you find an inner art ambiance that will propel you through life looking through more creative glasses. You will see twenty people paint the same painting and come up with completely different stroke styles and color variations. The end result is always twenty different and unique masterpieces.

 

I asked Jenny what inspired her to come up with such a wonderful and successful class and here was her response, “I came up with the idea for A Thirst For Art by seeing photos on Facebook of my college friends attending ‘paint and sip’ parties/classes in the DC and Baltimore areas. I knew that Garrett County didn’t have anything like this and thought it would be something fun and exciting to host. I was pregnant at the time (when I thought of the idea of starting the business) and kept the idea to myself until Jase was 8 months old. Then, in August of 2014, I launched the company via Facebook and hosted my first paint party on September 24th, 2014. From there I expanded to doing not only public paint parties, but also private events and fundraisers.”

 

So you don’t think you can paint? Yes, you can!!! Follow Jenny’s, A Thirst For Art on Facebook and message her with any questions about upcoming classes. This is something very close to me that I recommend whole hearted to your friends and family! Get online and review upcoming events and set aside time to get started on your first quality work of art.

 

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Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

A Thirst For Art- Jenny Vitez Wampler
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Roger Skipper-Deep Creek Lake Luthier

Betsy Holcomb

Roger Skipper-Deep Creek Lake Luthier

I had this urge to build a guitar after building my dream woodworking shop outside of Deep Creek Lake. I spent a year researching the many techniques there are to accomplish this task as well as buying materials piece by piece. I remembered being introduced by a friend to Roger Skipper who hosted a bluegrass night at a local watering hole near the lake. Continue reading Roger Skipper-Deep Creek Lake Luthier

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb  Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
Taylor-Made Ownership

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. With hard work and perseverance comes the opportunity for change and advancement. Betsy Spiker Holcomb and her team have carefully thought through their path for 2016. After a long, prosperous and happy career with Long and Foster, Betsy has been afforded the chance to move over as co-owner of Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales Real Estate division.  Taylor Made is a family-owned business that has rapidly overachieved in the vacation rental business here at Deep Creek Lake. Taylor Made launched their Real Estate Company in 2014 with the acquisition of Jay Ferguson as Broker and co-owner. Taylor Made has developed a business plan revolving around technology and impeccable client service. With the collaboration of Betsy Holcomb and her team, the company is sure to become a successful and respected Real Estate Company in the lake area. Continue reading Betsy Spiker Holcomb Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales

Sale of Wisp Resort

Sale of Wisp Resort
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Sale of Wisp Resort. You may know that some of the assets of DC Development, LLC have been sold during their Chapter 11 bankruptcy. EPT Ski Properties, under the management of Everbright Pacific LLC, now owns the operational lands and facilities of Wisp Resort, including the Hale Irwin-designed Lodestone Golf Course. The Greenbrier section of the Lodestone subdivision and hundreds of additional acres around the Lodestone golf course were purchased by NLP of MD (National Land Partners). Later this spring, additional lands will be offered in a sale process with acreage tracts ranging from 48 acres – 257 acres as well as an array of “ready to build” homesites. All of the properties are in close proximity to Wisp Resort and/or the Lodestone Golf Course. To obtain a listing of those properties when it becomes available, please contact Betsy Holcomb @ Betsy@deepcreekvacations.com or call 301-616-5022.

 

Sale of Wisp Resort

Deep Creek Lake 2012 Year End Market Statistics

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Garrett Medical Group & Urgent and Primary Care

 

Garrett Medical Group & Urgent and Primary Care

Please know that on your next visit to DeepCreekLake we have the Garrett Medical Group’s Urgent and Primary Care opening in McHenry in the McHenry Plaza. Please find the flyer below with the details and have comfort in the fact that first class health care is an arm’s length from Deep Creek Lake & Wisp Resort.

****Please direct any inquiries about treatment or issues to the number on the flyer. This is only an notice of service *****

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

 

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012. This weekend is very exciting because it is the famous annual Rudy’s Wisp Labor Day Sale and Wisp Outdoors Sale! My phone has been blowing up with calls from clients wanting to get a big jump on competing shoppers for the mega blowout sale. In my best used car salesman voiceJ, “the deals are crazzzzy!”

Rudy’s will be hosting their 42nd Annual Labor Day Sale in Wisp’s Lodge from Friday, August 31st through Monday, September 3rd and I can’t reiterate enough the savings you will receive on skis, snowboards, winter apparel, and the list goes on and on.  I’m talking discounted warehouse prices on last year’s inventory.  No joke!  People who have experienced this sale before put it on their yearly schedule and are first in line to fill up their arms with mountains of winter sports gear.

Hours are:

Friday- 9am-8pm

Saturday-9am-8pm

Sunday- 9am-6pm

Monday -9am-4pm

Questions call 301-387-4640 or email info@rudysatwisp.com.

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

 

Wisp Outdoors also has an annual sale that equally compares to the Rudy’s sale! They take their demo and rental paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes at the end of every season and sell them over the Labor Day Weekend at discounted rates. There are a lot of people literally counting down the seconds until this sale starts so they can pounce on this sought after recreational gear. Get there early and scoop up a deal! Remember that this is the best time of the season (in my opinion) to enjoy these sports on the lake.  It’s warm, calm and glassy this time of year…

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

 Check out the pricing/inventory below.

 

Wisp Outdoor Sale

Hours:

Friday – Sunday  9am – 6pm

Monday 9am – 4pm

Location:

WispOutdoorsAdventurePark

Kayaks:

Wilderness SystemsPamlico 100  $299

Wilderness SystemsPamlico 120 $329

Wilderness SystemsPamlico 135T (double kayak) $449

Dagger Axis 12 $449

Kayak paddles $35 -$50 depending on style

Canoes:

Mad River Canoe Journey 156 $475

Mad River Canoe Explorer 15 $600

Canoe paddles $25

Stand Up Paddleboards:

Yolo Red Foam 10’ – $250 (faded) (1)

Liquid Shredder 11’Yellow – $350 (broken handle) (1)

Rivera Nugg 9.6’ White – $475 (1) (good youth and small ladies board)

Stride Inflatable 11’ – Green or Blue $475 (with bag and pump) (4)

Rivera 10.6’ Yellow – $450 (deck pad torn) (1)

Rivera 11.6’Green – $450 (needs vent plug) (1)

Yolo Coastal Cruiser 12’  Rasta – $475 (nose damage) (1)

Rivera Voyager 12.6’ Yellow – $675 (dings on underside) (1)

Rivera Voyager 12.6’ Green – $675 (nose damage) (1)

Tahoe Grom 10.0’ White – $525 (great youth board) (1)

Tahoe Rubicon 12.6 Green – $1099 (new) (1)

Doyle 11’ Yellow – $525 (scratches and dings) (1)

Doyle 12’ Green – $525 (scratches and dings) (1)

Stand Up Paddles Cannon $60

Stand Up Paddles Regular $45

 

Items are first come first serve, limited stock for sale, 6% tax on all items sold, equipment is rental or demo and is sold as is with no warranty.  

 

Enjoy summer’s last splash atDeepCreekLakeand call me if I can be of any assistance.  240.321.5335

Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland
Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland

As a Real Estate professional and Buyer’s agent, it’s my job to represent all my clients’ interest to make sure they get the best deal possible when buying a home.  It is also important to show them everything available within their criteria in and around the lake regardless of what Real Estate Broker is marketing the property. That being said, some folks who come up here to find their dream second home don’t find every piece of the puzzle no matter how many homes I show them.  I often here, “Can you put this house on that home site?”, or I only wish the kitchen that we liked from the last home was in this home instead”.  It’s understandable that we all have strict criteria for a home when spending a large amount of money and when all efforts to find that perfect home are exhausted…I suggest the obvious next step….Build your  own home!!!

I recently had a large family that clocked 4 visits to the lake looking for a home and almost pulled the trigger on a few offers but really they were only 95% satisfied with their choices.  There were a few desirable locations that the family felt like it was “it”, with one up-and-coming development in particular that stood above the rest.  At that point I suggested they consider building with a reputable company. Considering their main concern was building a log home, it was easy leading them to the front door of Deep Creek Lake’s premier log home company, Mountaineer Log & Siding Company.  After laying down their ideas on what would be the perfect log home for their family, it did not take long to understand that they were heading in a logical direction.

Don’t be intimidated by the construction process, which can go from 6-9 months depending on the size of the home. Most people want to find the perfect home, make a deal, and move right in, which I can totally understand. If you don’t find that special home and have a little time to wait, consider building from the ground up as it can really be a rewarding process with the right builder. Don’t think you can only build a little cabin the woods. These designs range from cabins to castles!

Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland
Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland

My clients come up every couple of weeks to check on progress as well as to look ahead at design decisions that have to be made to make the house their home. Where to put beds, couches, and tables? How will the electrical outlets be affected? Where do you want the light switches? How many? How about the location of the wall mounted flat-screen TV’s?  What kind of flooring – maple, oak, hickory?  Don’t be intimidated! Enjoy it! Don’t forget this is your dream home.

Guess what? My clients are having the best experience building a home that they will enjoy with their grandchildren for decades. Do yourself a favor, whether you Buy or Build in Deep Creek Lake, do it sooner than later and begin building memories that will last a lifetime.

Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Mountaineer Log Homes Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Joyce’s Fine Jewelry

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Joyce’s Fine Jewelry

Joyce's Fine Jewelry
Joyce’s Fine Jewelry

If you are a guy that has a beautiful woman that you are madly in love with and want to spend the rest of your life with & marry, you need to buy her that special ring to solidify your love. The wedding ring symbolizes the unbroken circle of eternity. The traditional diamond that sits perched on this meaningful ring dazzles women all over the world, and rightfully so. This elite sparkling gem takes around a billion years to create, give or take a few million years.  So, you can understand why we hold these unique gems in such high graces; they are the ultimate romantic token of eternal love.

Now that you know you are going to pop the big question, it’s time go out and find that precious stone that symbolizes your everlasting love for your special lady. I left Deep Creek Lake for Uniontown, PA  a bit clueless in the process of finding that perfect stone, and to be honest, expecting to SETTLE for something I didn’t love but hopefully she did. I visited the malls first because even though I had been advised to shop for a ring at a reputable and reliable company (Joyce’s Fine Jewelry to be more specific) I felt I still needed to see what the malls had to offer.  After looking through minuscule selections of settings with the companies “premium” diamonds per se, I realized that I had made a mistake.  I never really received any helpful advice or got anyone’s input other than “this would look great on her finger”, or “this is our best diamond.” It sounded like a well-rehearsed gig.  Looking through the meager inventory, I didn’t see a diamond that dazzled me, and to tell you the truth even their “best” had sort of a yellow hue.  But what do I know?  I’m not an expert in this department.  Is anyone???  The simple answer is ‘yes’.

People, THERE IS A BETTER WAY.  I set sail for Joyce’s Fine Jewelry wondering how they could ease the pain of this daunting task.  This is supposed to be a special experience, right…?  You walk in the door and are greeted by a smiling family business that welcomes you in open arms as part of their family. Joyce and David Katzeff have put 30 years of hard work into building their impeccable reputation in providing honesty, patience, and top-of-the-line jewelry to their customers. April Sabatini sat for hours showing hundreds of amazing settings and even missed her lunch to make sure I was educated on the different styles of rings and how they are made. She had a genuine love for what she was doing and respected the fact that this was a special moment.  Never did she rush me or try to “sell” me on something.  April provided me her experience and patience in educating me so I was crystal clear in making MY decision.

Ok, the setting is picked and now it’s time to pick THE diamond.  My mind instantly flashes back to the malls “premium” diamonds with obvious yellowish color. My mind is set to ease by Brandon Katzeff, who is the son of Joyce and David Katzeff.  He sits down with a professional, knowledgeable, family smile and rings the school bell for Diamonds 101.  Brandon methodically explains the 4 C’s; Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat and the ratings associated with them so when the time comes to pick THE special diamond, YOU can pick from a first class selection of diamonds with a better understanding of these sacred gems.  Joyce’s Fine Jewelry does not even sell the inferior diamonds that you see at the mall because if they did, they wouldn’t be in business for over a quarter of a century.  They pride themselves in quality jewelry and excellent customer service, which leads to repeat business and referrals.

Next, the diamond’s come out and Brandon breaks out the 10x magnification eye piece to SHOW you differences in clarity, color and cut and why and how they are graded and priced the way they are.  This was an amazingly fun process.  I was educated so much that I mixed up all the diamonds we looked at and actually PICKED the premium diamond of the bunch.  The funny thing is that all the diamonds we were given to consider were of the finest quality. The entire process is special because all of the misconceptions and distractions are eliminated, and you have the opportunity to pick with your heart. Being educated beforehand makes this process very special and the staff plays a big role in making this whole process one you will look back on with joy.

It doesn’t matter where you live in this great country, do yourself a favor during that special time in your life and visit Joyce’s Fine Jewelry.  They will guide you from start to finish with warmth, experience, and a vast understanding of jewelry and customer service.

Joyce's Fine Jewelry
Joyce’s Fine Jewelry