Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales. We have seen some great crowds from the holiday weekend and the fresh snow we received each day made for nice morning powder.  If you are traveling here tomorrow please take caution; we are under a winter storm warning beginning tomorrow at 4:00AM through Tuesday at 10:00PM.  Expected accumulation is 6 to 8 inches.  Thankfully, we have excellent road crews that make it possible for us to get out and about during times like these.

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Mark your February calendars for these great events:

 

7th Annual Winter Fest, February 15 & 16 – a celebration in downtown Oakland featuring expert ice sculptor Bill Sandusky.  The streets of Oakland will be lined with beautiful ice sculptures, games, vendors, live music and crafters. Live carvings will also take place all day on the 15th. www.agreatsmalltown.com

 

Goosebumps & Grapes, February 21st – a pre-dunk celebration held the night before the Dunk at Honi-Honi from 6-10pm. An evening of Fire & Wine. Presented by the Honi-Honi, Uno & Arrowhead Market. Co-Hosted by Long & Foster Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rentals.  Pre-register for the Dunk and enjoy an evening under the stars at the 4th Goosebumps & Grapes Wine Tasting all to benefit Special Olympics of MD. Get toasty around the roaring bonfire and sample a variety of wonderful wines from Republic National Distributing Co., inside our heated tent. All wines will be available for sale at Arrowhead Market on Friday & Saturday, and $3 from every bottle purchased will be donated to SOMD. Admission: $20 donation to SOMD.

 

Deep Creek Dunk, February 22nd – take a quick dip in the frigid waters of Deep Creek Lake, all to support Special Olympics of Maryland. Registration at noon, dunk at 2:00, on the lawn of Uno’s & Honi-Honi. This is an event that’s something to see. It has become not only a very successful fundraising event but also a very entertaining costume contest! You’ll see everything from Kiss-styled musicians to cartoon character look-alikes. www.dunkmd.com

 

The Spiker Holcomb Team’s featured listing for the week is a mountaintop Overlook Villa with unobstructed, breathtaking lake views less than 1 mile to skiing and whitewater: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55707552440.  Multi-use property ideal as a second home or rental property, or both.  See link for photos and tour.

 

Below are Garrett County market stats for year-end 2013.  You will see that the # of listings is down, when compared to the 5-year average, pending sales are up and closed sales are up.  DOM stands for Days on Market, which is also down.  We can expect that the # of listings on the market will increase as we head into spring and summer.  For a market update using your specific search criteria, please shoot me an email with your parameter

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales

 

Cardboard Box Derby-Deep Creek Lake

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Cardboard Box Derby-Deep Creek Lake
Cardboard Box Derby-Deep Creek Lake

Cardboard Box Derby Long And Foster Deep Creek Lake

This year’s Cardboard Box Derby was a big hit again this year with smiles to be had by all the spectators and competitors.  Excellent food, like Long & Foster’s own Doug McClive’s world famous “Dougy Dog’s”, barbecue, and cold beverages are in supply and scrumptious.  Wisp Resort’s Tubing Park is transformed into a snow race track for vehicles made of cardboard and duct tape in this very popular annual event. There was an amazingly huge pirate ship, a mega pontoon boat, a giant space shuttle, a detailed fire truck, and back by popular demand…Long and Foster’s speed demon hotrod, “The Bobs Sled”.  This super slick sled has taken second place for two years in a row with its sleek design and engineering by LNF’s manager, Bob Carney, and Sales Associate, Bob Holcomb, who put enough duct tape on this puppy to last decades!  Even though it potentially has many more years of racing, we have decided to retire her after this year’s fast drag run. We are going to build a bigger and better sled for next year!

Cardboard Box Derby-Deep Creek LakeLong and Foster has a lot of agents who are active in the Lion’s Club who volunteer their time to help raise money for the Blind Skiers program by working concessions for the event.  We also have a strong showing from our office to cheer on all the wonderful contestants that come in hopes for a victory in design and speed. Take my advice and start putting together your design on paper now and get construction underway as soon as possible so you can experience a super duper fun time here in Deep Creek Lake!

Cardboard Box Derby-Deep Creek Lake

Cardboard Box Derby-Deep Creek Lake

Cardboard Box Derby Design-Deep Creek Lake

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

 

Cardboard Box Derby Design-Deep Creek Lake
Cardboard Box Derby Design-Deep Creek Lake

Cardboard Box Derby Design Deep Creek Lake

Cardboard Box Derby Design-Deep Creek Lake. March 19, 2011. That means you only have 37 days to come up with a design, get the necessary cardboard, purchase a couple dozen rolls of duct tape, and try to put together a team of people who will be willing to sip a few beers and help build a cardboard rocket ship for this year’s cardboard box derby. Last year, Long and Foster manager Bob Carney, and myself (Bob Holcomb) from The Spiker Team put together our first entry in this event which was a two man Bob Sled, AKA “The Bobs’ Sled”.  Long and Foster agent Doug McClive had the cardboard connection from an anonymous source, and fellow agent Mark Utterback came through with cases of duct tape to get the build started.  What better way to get down a track of packed snow than on a Bobsled?  So, from there the construction journey began on some old saw horses with many different kinds of cardboard products.  It didn’t take too many 3- hour build sessions to get our design laid out and put together.

Cardboard Box Derby Design-Deep Creek Lake

 BLOG STOP! Seriously folks, it is not that hard to build a cardboard box entry.  The whole experience from putting it together until you cross the finish line is exciting and rewarding. BLOG RE-START!

Deep Creek Lake Card Board Box Derby

  Did I mention this is to raise money for the blind skiers program???  I bet I can find more reasons for you to participate then you can invent excuses not too.  You have 37 days. Get together with your family, friends, coworkers, or make some new friends and put your best effort in building a cardboard box masterpiece and pilot the vessel to victory.  If you finish first or last, consider it a victory in life for supporting a great cause and having a heck of a lot of fun being a part of the process.

PHOTO’S BY BOB CARNEY

Cardboard Box Derby Design-Deep Creek Lake