HAVE a HEART Guest Bartender Challenge at JG’s


Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor


Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales
Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales



HAVE a HEART Guest Bartender Challenge at JG’s is right around the corner! Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales will be volunteering at JG’s Pub on Tuesday, May 3 for the annual HAVE a HEART Guest Bartender challenge! Hosted by JG”s Pub, guest bartenders from Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales will mix up your favorite cocktail, get you some delicious grub, and contribute their tips to Hart for Animals! There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and lots of cool people to enjoy the fun with.


Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales
Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales

HART stands for Homeless Animal Rescue Team.

All HART animals receive:

  • Top notch veterinarian care
  • All currently needed vaccinations
  • Specialized treatment and surgeries as needed
  • 24 Pet Watch Microchips
  • Spay / neuter of all animals
  • HART members share the same goal to save, spay / neuter, love, and find them forever homes
  • HART is a 100% volunteer, non-profit 501c3 charity organization with no paid staff of any kind. All donations are tax deductible and will directly benefit the animals.



HART’s mission is to improve the lives of animals in Western Maryland by:

  • Rescuing animals and transporting them to areas where they will have a better chance of being adopted.
  • Reducing pet overpopulation through low-cost spaying and neutering.
  • Building a humane and friendly animal center, where adoptable animals will never have to be euthanized.
  • Providing information and education to owners about responsible pet ownership, obedience training and rehabilitation of rescues to reduce the number of relinquished and abandoned animals.

To achieve our mission, HART has raised $2.75 million dollars to build and equip the HART Animal Center and to provide ancillary services that will ensure the continued operation of the Center by creating a source of revenue and a permanent endowment. The Center also is creating job opportunities and training county residents interested in animal care, rehabilitation, and rescue and support Garrett County’s efforts to enforce the laws against animal cruelty and neglect.


HART’s Animal Adoption Center has become a model for compassionate animal rescue and community involvement in saving the lives of companion animals. HART has brought about a community where the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi inspire the efforts of everyone involved in making the center a reality:

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”


Contact information:


Email- infor@hartforanimals.org

Website- http://www.hartforanimals.org/

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake- Winter Update

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

Wisp Resort is fighting the good fight, bobbing and weaving around the weather in hopes of punching out enough snow to get the resort open. They have been making snow for the last few days, shutting down snow making efforts today around 11am when the temperatures and humidity got too high. The plan was to be open by Friday, but with a warm up in the forecast next week that could all change. The cold temperatures are a necessity for making light champagne powder, but humidity also plays a valuable role in the process. If there is too much humidity, it makes a very heavy/wet/dense snow that is not great for skiing and also clogs the snowmaking machines.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake- Winter Update


If you’re looking to visit the area and rent one of our many fabulous vacation pads, visit the Facebook site below for a belated Cyber Monday booking special.  Since we are just now notifying you of the special, our rental manager Shelia McCracken has agreed to honor the $100 discount if you book a home by the end of business on Thursday, November 29th with code “belated”.  Or, rather than the code, you can tell them that the Spiker Team notified you of the special. https://www.facebook.com/DeepCreekResort


Now is the time to get your tickets to Dutch’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit HART for Animals Adoption Center Fund.  Last year this was a sold out event.  Bobby Nicholas provides excellent entertainment and the food is always exquisite.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake- Winter Update

Real estate sales in the Deep Creek Lake area are still faring well this time of year.    Below is a link to some of the recent properties to go under contract in the last 30 days.  If you’d like for us to perform a new search for listings that meet your criteria just give us a ring.  Or, if you’d like to be setup on our auto email service which sends you new listings from the MLS that meet your parameters just as soon as they come on the market we would also be happy to do that, so long as we know your list of wants.  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=49750835480


The Spiker Team’s featured listing of the week is a 117’ waterfront home site in the private community of North Shore West at Thousand Acres.  Gradually sloping topography makes it ideal for a walk-out lower level and the Type A dock permit allows you to have 2 power boats and 1 non-power boat at your very own private dock.  Price recently reduced as an end-of-year incentive.  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=49750682190