Sailing School 2015

Betsy Holcomb

Sailing School 2015

Sailing School

Sailing school starts as the winds start to pulse around 9:30am which gives you plenty of time to get breakfast and drive to the beautiful South end of the lake. You start out in the classroom, gaining an understanding of the sail boat and basic sailing instruction. The instructors will happily send you out for some water time as you gain a coherent/safe understanding of how to handle a sailboat.

Sailing DCL
Sailing DCL

The anticipation, nervousness and pre-sailing jitters subside as you mount up with two other crew members and assemble your boat. The mainsail/jib has to be attached to the mast and boom/keel and tiller/rudder have to be secured before the intimidating task of taking off from the dock. Once you break free of the dock you find the exhilaration that sailors have experienced since the beginning of time of being propelled by the wind. You learn to carve through the wind at different angles and tack into the wind. Upwind seems as though you are at time warp speeds while downwind you feel like you are crawling. You learn how to tweek every bit of speed out of the wind with sailing fundamentals taught in class while self-educating yourself in the water.

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Cruising for an hour or so to get the basics is fun but we are all competitors at heart and when you see fellow students peeling off towards the race course you are drawn like a vacuum into the temptation of competition. Three buoys are positioned in basically a triangle shape to give you a race course configuration. Every turn you make around each buoy challenges you to adjust your sail and jib to maximize the wind angles that change dramatically at each turn. Sound complicated? It is not as bad as you may think and most people catch on very quickly, leaving you the rest of the week to race your newfound friends. Competition is intense in the water and you may find yourself talking a little smack to boats that you over take when your crew navigates perfectly around a buoy to take the lead. You take turns captaining the boat operating the main sail/tiller while the other crew member works the jib. Every action that you perform helps the boat by increasing  or decreasing the speed; a slight mishap can allow the competing boats to painfully and slowly squeak by you.

Recovering a sailboat
Recovering a sailboat

As you work your way back to the docks after a fun day of sailing there is nothing but smiles, laughter and positive comrade array. What better way to meet new friends, learn to sail, and get a great workout while unleashing your competitive spirit. Take time to register yourself and bring along family and friends. After all, you have chosen this wonderful lake to build your family memories and sailing has to be one of the top ways to enjoy it. Highly recommended!

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Sailing Sunset
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700 Sunset Ridge Drive-Deep Creek Lake Area Mountain Home

Betsy Holcomb

 

700 Sunset Ridge Drive-Deep Creek Lake Area Mountain Home. Cozy chalet atop Sunset Ridge overlooking Garrett College with pastoral and mountain views. Just 3 miles from McHenry restaurants, shopping and Wisp Resort.

700 Sunset Ridge Drive-Deep Creek Lake Area Mountain Home

This home is nearly new and very clean with upgrades like Merillat maple cabinets, Low E windows, Superior Walls foundation, two propane remote freestanding fireplaces, large deck, jetted tub and unfinished basement with lots of potential! This home has an open floorplan, amazing views and a location near the heart of Deep Creek Lake.
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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Mothers Day-Traders Coffee-Paddleboarding

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Mothers Day-Traders Coffee-Paddleboarding

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake! If these photos do not smell like summer to you then it’s time to get out and enjoy your own slice of paradise here at DCL!  For Mother’s Day, we paddled to Trader’s Coffee House – my request– for a café au lait and protein wrap.  One of my favorite summertime stops by boat or paddleboard.  Griffin enjoyed his first 2015 slice of sweet watermelon just this week and as you can see it made him very happy!  Jensen is experiencing one of his first ice cream cones and is still deciding if the brain freeze is really worth it!

 

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There is a change coming to our county building permit requirements as of July 1.  Although the sprinkler system ordinance has been around for quite a while, Garrett County was able to work around its enforcement until now.  Sprinkler systems will now be required in all new single family dwellings.  If you are planning to build in the next year or so, you can apply for your building permit in June to avoid the sprinkler system requirement.  A building permit is good for one year.  The county will host a seminar on June 3rd from 3:00-5:00 in Room 205 of the Continuing Education Building at Garrett College.  Presentations will be made by two gentlemen in the fire protection industry and the county will also review the permitting and inspection process relating to the installation of residential sprinkler systems.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

The Spiker Team’s Featured Listings are two beautiful waterfront homes, neither of which have ever been rented.  They are both equally pristine and ready to occupy.  Close to the water with nice views and a single dock slip.  For additional info/photos/tour: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=63044257276.

 

 

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Deep Creek celebrates its 90th Anniversary June 11-14.  Many events will be taking place, which you can find here 90th Anniversary Events .  On June 11th and 12th, our very own Ed King (long-time Long & Foster agent and family friend) is presenting “The History of Deep Creek Lake.”  The POA is sponsoring the June 11th event and the announcement can be found here.

Mark your calendar for the very first Craft Beer Festival, Bark & Brew, to be held at Mountain State Brewing not far from Wisp Resort in McHenry.  A portion of the proceeds benefit HART for Animals.  Tickets can be purchased online by clicking below.  Live entertainment, dog events and tastings.  Sounds fun!

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Enjoy your holiday weekend and remember to thank those who have or are serving our country and honor those who have fallen doing the same.

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Holy Cross Homesite – Lakefront – Deep Creek Lake

Holy Cross Homesite - Lakefront - Deep Creek Lake

Level, lakefront 1.40 acre homesite in the stunning Reserve at Holy Cross community.


Holy Cross Homesite - Lakefront - Deep Creek Lake

This property offers 173′ of lakefront, public sewer and water views. The only thing missing is the addition of your dream home.

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The Reserve is a private community where vacation rentals are not permitted offering perfect seclusion while being just minutes to restaurants, stores, shopping and Wisp Resort.

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2119 Marsh Hill Road-Deep Creek Lakefront Home

2119 Marsh Hill Road-Deep Creek Lakefront Home

This lakefront home offers 235′ of lakefront! The mountain views are also breathtaking! Minutes to Wisp Ski Resort and ASCI Whitewater course.

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Offering two tier decking and a hot tub allowing you to enjoy the beautiful views and entertain on any level of this home.

2119 Marsh Hill Road-Deep Creek Lakefront Home

Open floor plan, 4 bedrooms (two masters), large great room with a stone wood burning fireplace and an abundance of large windows and doors to allow you to enjoy Deep Creek Lake from almost every room. Est. rental “Hemlock Hill”.

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389 Sandy Shores Road- Amazing Views

389 Sandy Shores Road- Amazing Views

Beautiful cedar siding home in the picturesque Sandy Shores community. Quiet neighborhood, open floorplan with plenty of space to entertain family and friends.

389 Sandy Shores Road- Amazing Views

The home offers 5 bedrooms, three levels of living space, three family rooms, two wood burning fireplaces, attached garage not to mention the great views of
Deep Creek Lake.
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This home is just minutes to Wisp Ski Resort and Deep Creek Lake. The 3.08 acre lot gives you plenty of land to call your own.

 

26 North Glade Hill Road-Deep Creek Lake Access Home

Betsy Holcomb

Beautiful chalet sitting on five acres in the North Glade subdivision. This home feels very private while being minutes away from everything Deep Creek Lake has to offer.

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This home offers 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, open floor plan, fireplace not to mention the hot tub to enjoy those quiets evenings in. Established vacation rental, “Solitude”.
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This great home also offers lake access for your enjoyment. Also offers a two car detached garage with a one bedroom, one bath finished apartment upstairs.

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799 Pinnacle-Deep Creek Lake Area Home

Betsy Holcomb

Pinnacle Overlook is a beautiful contemporary home with a single slip in The Pinnacle. You are within minutes to shopping, restaurants and the cinema.

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Offering 5 bedrooms (3 masters) with 3,690 square feet of living space, two wood burning fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, an open floor plan, outdoor hot tub, multiple decks, game room and two family rooms.

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This neighborhood has a great feel along with lake access, lakeside clubhouse and a community tennis court.

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Rising Inventory-Spring Projects-Events

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Rising Inventory/Customized Search...Spring Projects...Events

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

I hope your weekend was full of family fun, laughter and chocolate bunnies!  Our boys, Griffin & Jensen, were not phased one bit by the furry guy.  Quite shocking actually!  The lake thawed just in time for a beautiful backdrop (photo taken from Unos/Honi).  In just a few months the Honi-Honi lawn will be buzzing with people of all ages who have come out to enjoy the live music each Saturday afternoon throughout the summer.  Dining by boat is just one of the things I look forward to doing on the lake each season.  Paddleboarding, water skiing and fishing are also up there on my list!

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Real estate inventory is climbing, as it typically does in the spring.  If you are contemplating investing in your family’s future at the lake, be sure to let us know if you have not been setup on our auto email program.  We use the MLS database to create your search, which includes all company’s listings, saving you the hassle of having to visit different websites to find potential properties.  This program allows us to build a customized search using your parameters so that you will be notified of new listings that come on the market within your criteria.  The information needed from you in order for us to build this is: 1) Land or Home, 2) Price Range, 3) # of Bedrooms & Baths, 4) Lot size, 5) Water Orientation (Lakefront, Lake Access and/or Lake View), 6) any other Features that are important (i.e. a garage, rental income, fireplace, etc).

Our Featured Listings for the week are a chalet with lake access on 5 acres (new listing), a contemporary home with a dock slip in The Pinnacle (price reduction), a lake view home in Deep Creek Highlands (new listing) and a beautiful lakefront home on Lake Shore Drive with a private Type A dock (new listing).  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=62272245040

 

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It’s That Time…Start Scheduling Your Summer Home Maintenance Projects

This time of year is when our minds tend to shift toward cleaning up our yards, garages and vehicles.  To get started, begin compiling a list of projects to get your home ready for the new season. Consult the checklist to keep projects organized and on schedule.

Clean your outdoor cooker – Make sure to get ready for all of those upcoming BBQs you will be having in the summer months by deep cleaning your grill.
To clean a gas grill: Turn up the heat to high with the lid closed for about 30 minutes. Once the grill has cooled down, use a grill brush to clean the grill.
To clean a charcoal grill: Empty the grill completely, cleaning off any leftover ashy residue with dish soap and warm water. Allow enough time for the grill to dry before you use it next.

Plan a watering schedule – Planning a watering schedule will ensure that your plants will stay healthy and hydrated during the hot summer months.

Trim tree limbs touching or near roof surface – Summer months can mean stormy weather. By performing regular tree maintenance you can reduce the risk of storm damage.

Vacuum upholstery and pillows – After getting the patio furniture out of storage, vacuum the upholstery to remove dirt and dust.

Clean out rain gutters and storm drains – Removing debris from gutters and storm drains can prevent clogging during storms.

Change out the HVAC filter – Put in a fresh filter at the start of the season to prevent indoor air pollution.

Wash all windows – Since the temperatures are up, this is a great time to get out and clean your windows.

Have your roof inspected – Have your roof inspected for leaks every 3-4 years or more often as it ages.

Clean out dryer vents – This is the perfect time to check your dryer vents to prevent build up.

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This weekend’s events around the lake include:

Friday, April 10  

The Phisbins & Terah Crawford             

7 pm – 9 pm, MoonShadow Cafe. Free live music by Terah Crawford, opening, followed by the Phisbins. The Phisbins, comprised of Tim Beadling and Craig Apessos, have been playing music together for more than 25 years. Tim is a self-taught guitarist who learned on an acoustic guitar and was influenced heavily by his older brothers, Billy and Boomer (R.I.P) as well as Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Craig took guitar lessons for about 6 months and grew up playing the electric guitar. He’s a self-taught mandolinist, fiddler and gut bucketeer. His early influences include Ted Nugent, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Neil Young and Uncle Nicky. Tim and Craig are musically inseparable and have evolved through a hodgepodge of genres, as may be evident in their song list, which can be downloaded at www.phisbins.org.  FREE. 301.750.5094, www.moonshadowcafe.com.

Saturday, April 11

Garrett County Health Fair
Garrett College CARC building, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Garrett County Health Fair is a free community event designed to increase health awareness and to promote the health oriented resources available throughout the local community.  Organizers expect over 60 informational booths along with guest speakers and a variety of health screenings. Screenings will include a free lipid panel which includes Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides and Hemoglobin A1C offered by Garrett County Memorial Hospital.

Anthems & Gershwen
Garrett Choral Society Spring Concert at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Second Street, Oakland. Concert begins at 7 pm. Advance tickets available at Jan’s Florist or from any choral member. $12 Adult; $5 18 years or under.

Sunday April 12

Anthems & Gershwen
Garrett Choral Society Spring Concert at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Second Street, Oakland. Concert begins at 2pm. Advance tickets available at Jan’s Florist or from any choral member. $12 Adult; $5 18 years or under.

Courtesy G.C. Chamber and Deep Creek Times

With more hours of daylight and warmer temperatures, golf season will be in swing in no time.  Lodestone Golf Course opens May 1st and the Fantasy Valley Golf Course at the base of Wisp opens April 17th (*tentative & weather permitting).  For membership and rate information.

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Enjoy your week and call on us with any Deep Creek questions.  301-616-5022, www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com

Warm regards,

Betsy Spiker Holcomb

Note: As a member of our local Board of REALTORS, I am able to show you ALL listings regardless of the Broker representing the listing.

 

615 Sandy Shores Road – Incredible Deep Creek Lake Views

Betsy Holcomb

Beautiful Mountaineer Log home on ~1.5 acres featuring 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 2 stone fireplaces, 2 family rooms and incredible lake views. The Sandy Shores community is ideal for taking those nice evening walks.

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 This home is located across the road from the Lodestone Golf course and just minutes to Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Ski Resort. The gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, volleyball court and multiple decks make this home ideal for entertaining family and friends.
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