Monday, April 18, 2011
After 14 years as the Innkeeper of the Lake Pointe Inn, Caroline is retiring. Yes, it is true! After cooking many breakfasts, adding her style to many of the physical additions to the Inn, and the constant tweaking of amenities--- she deserves to finally take time to relax at Deep Creek Lake at her own pace and also take time to travel and visit friends and family around the country.
We welcome Ed Spak as our new Innkeeper/General Manager. Ed comes to us with 25 years' experience in the food & hospitality industry and brings his passion for food and will continue the Lake Pointe Inn tradition of genuine hospitality.
Originally from the west coast, Ed has found home in the mountains of Maryland where his wife was born. He lives in McHenry with his wife and two young children. Most recently, Ed was the General Manager of Cornish Manor Restaurant in Oakland.
Kudos to Caroline for a job well done and the Lake Pointe Inn staff are enthusiastic about Ed’s arrival at the Inn!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Lately, there has been an effort at the state park to build a canopy for elevated walking tours and bird watching. This year, a new fundraiser has come to light, bears. A local artist, who does chain saw pieces carved in wood, is carving huge bears. These aren’t just any bears though. They will be sponsored by local businesses, and will be painted by local artists with their unique ideas, many of which are inspired by the county itself. These are then going to be placed around the park for people to go on “bear hunts”. When you go to the park, maps will be available to find the bears. Some sponsors are even offering discounts and special sales for those who go on the hunt and find their bear. The bears will be all over the park all summer, and hen a little longer than that. During autumn glory, these bears will be auctioned off to raise even more money, bringing the canopy closer to reality for everyone working on this project. The lake pointe inn is sponsoring a bear, so come on up. Go on the bear hunt and have fun at the state parks here in Garrett County. Who knows what you might find.