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Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 3

Household Hazardous Waste Collection May 3

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, May 3. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Sotterley Plantation’s War of 1812 Living History “The Choice” is now in its final year of the three year National bicentennial commemoration of this war. As a partner of the Raiders & Invaders event taking place in St. Mary’s County during the first weekend in June, showings of “The Choice” will take place at...
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Blue Crabs to Provide New Sights and Sounds in 2014

Blue Crabs to Provide New Sights and Sounds in 2014

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are set to unveil some exciting new features around Regency Furniture Stadium for the upcoming 2014 season. Gates open at 6:00 PM this Thursday for the 7th Annual Opening Night of Blue Crabs Baseball and fans will get their first chance to see the brand new amenities around the...
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Get Set to Hit the Links for the Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament

Get Set to Hit the Links for the Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament

Golfers from across Southern Maryland are eagerly anticipating the 19th annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament, put on by the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks, takes place Friday, June 6 at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The event is held in remembrance of Scott Verbic who was a Recreation...
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Animal Shelter Hosts “Momma Mia! The Cats are FREE” Weekend

Animal Shelter Hosts “Momma Mia! The Cats are FREE” Weekend

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is hosting, “Momma Mia! Cats are Free” weekend from Friday, May 9 through Saturday, May 10. The shelter will waive all cat adoption fees in celebration of Mother’s Day. Celebrate by becoming a new mom to one of our homeless cats. View available cats in the free-roaming cat room on...
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STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

The Flight Academy, located at the Dr. James A. Forrest Technology and Career Center in Leonardtown, Maryland, uses a flight-simulator-based classroom. It combines the thrill of flight, aviation missions, game playing and critical thinking to engage St. Mary’s County students in a learning environment that will foster interest in STEM-related careers. This classroom —...
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SMCWR Sponsors Tour to Virginia Battlefields From La Plata to Wilderness, Spotsylvania Sites

SMCWR Sponsors Tour to Virginia Battlefields From La Plata to Wilderness, Spotsylvania Sites

The Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table (SMCWR) is hosting the second annual spring bus tour to the Wilderness and Spotsylvania battlefields on Saturday, April 26 leaving from the La Plata Campus of the College of Southern Maryland at 9 a.m. The tour is open to members and nonmembers of the SMCWR. The first...
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Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center’s Fire/Rescue Program is now accepting applicants for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. High School juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll through their respective high school guidance counselors. The program, in conjunction with the University of Maryland’s Fire/Rescue Institute (MFRI), provides the training needed for...
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SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

On April 5, 2014 teams from seven schools in St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) participated in the state tournament for Destination Imagination (DI). This was the sixth year the school system had broad representation at the tournament. Over eighty students, representing Leonardtown Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Chesapeake Public Charter School, Park Hall Elementary,...
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Make Mother’s Day Memorable at Sotterley

Make Mother’s Day Memorable at Sotterley

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, 2014, all mothers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Sotterley Plantation for HALF PRICE on their special day! From noon to 4 p.m., we welcome you and your mother to stroll the blooming Colonial Revival Gardens, walk the plantation grounds...
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Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Calvert County Mobile Phone Photography. 6 to 9 p.m., May 6-8, College of Southern Maryland, Building A, Room 204, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Photography instructor Guy Stephens, former president of the Calvert County Photographers Club, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones as cameras and how mobile phones are changing...
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MD Rt. 4 Transportation Projects in St. Mary’s County

MD Rt. 4 Transportation Projects in St. Mary’s County

Delivering on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s commitment to reduce congestion and enhance highway safety in Southern Maryland, Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr. joined area officials to break ground on the northbound MD 4 widening project at MD 235 and activate a traffic signal along MD 4 at Wildewood Parkway in St. Mary’s County. “Thanks...
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2014 Southern Maryland Sun & Music Festival

2014 Southern Maryland Sun & Music Festival

Spirits in the Sky Benefit LLC, a Maryland Benefit LLC, announced the details of the 2014 “Southern Maryland Sun & Music Festival” at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Advance tickets go on Sale on April 20, 2014 until May 5th. Advance ticket purchaser will receive a two day pass for the...
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Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists”

Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists”

The Charles County Arts Alliance presents the second “Meet the Artists” Public Reception of 2014 on Saturday, May 3, at the Waldorf West Library, located at 10405 O’Donnell Place Waldorf, Maryland. The reception takes place from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, in the main gallery located on the first floor. Light refreshments will be served....
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CMH Golf Classic to Benefit New Patient Portal

CMH Golf Classic to Benefit New Patient Portal

Swing into spring at the 25th Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. Benefit Golf Classic set for Monday, May 19 at Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro. Proceeds from the event will be used to support a new patient portal that will enhance patient access to care information after they leave the hospital....
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Broadband Assessment Initiative Aims to Grow State’s Digital Economy

Broadband Assessment Initiative Aims to Grow State’s Digital Economy

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland and the Maryland Broadband Cooperative invite all St. Mary’s County businesses to participate in a broadband business assessment. The Maryland Broadband Cooperative is launching a pilot project in Southern Maryland affording 500 businesses the opportunity to participate in an online assessment and scorecard project to help gauge and...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Will Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Maryland Department of Agriculture Will Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Staff members at the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will celebrate Earth Day 2014 by planting a tree in memory of former Marketing Specialist and Public Information Officer Tony Evans, who worked at the agency for 30 years (1973 to 2003) and died earlier this year. During his career with the agency, Evans expanded...
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WANTED: Your Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

WANTED:  Your Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

The Maryland State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to give Marylanders a way to turn in their unwanted or expired prescription drugs before they fall into the wrong hands. In response to the rising concern about prescription abuse, Maryland State Police barracks throughout the state will become collection stations for the...
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Tiki Bar 2014 Designated Driver Program

Tiki Bar 2014 Designated Driver Program

Bob Hall, LLC and Anheuser Busch, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and the Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties Community Traffic Safety Programs are sponsoring a Designated Driver program to be held during the annual opening of the Tiki Bar. The program will...
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Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Celebrate La Plata, the Annual Spring Festival comes to La Plata Town Hall on Saturday, April 26th from 12 PM to 4PM. This family event will include free activities for children of all ages, live entertainment, craft vendors, delicious food for sale and the La Plata Bed Races. Over 50 craft and business vendors...
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CSM Students Send Love to Locals Serving in Afghanistan

CSM Students Send Love to Locals Serving in Afghanistan

When airmen assigned to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan opened care packages with a postmark from Leonardtown, Md., they knew they were in for a treat. Along with service members from the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, the airmen received boxes filled with special request snacks, toiletries and games—and a photo expressing gratitude from...
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Start of Spring Brings Threat of Extreme Weather

Start of Spring Brings Threat of Extreme Weather

With spring in full swing, the region can experience extreme weather that can include high winds, heavy rains, lightning, hail and the formation of tornadoes. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management encourages all residents to be prepared. April 1 marked the beginning of tornado season. Often associated with severe...
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SMECO 75 Bike Ride to be Held June 7

SMECO 75 Bike Ride to be Held June 7

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees are hosting their annual bike ride on June 7, 2014. Three bike routes of 29, 47, and 75 miles start at the co-op’s headquarters in Hughesville and go as far as Colton’s Point in St. Mary’s County. Profits from the bike ride will be donated to the Wounded...
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April is Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month

April is Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month

April is Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month, a time when the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) urges residents to help stop the threat that invasive plant pests and diseases pose to America’s agricultural and natural resources. “Invasive pests are among the most dangerous risks to agricultural commodities anywhere,” said Agriculture Secretary Buddy...
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Charter Board to Hold Series of Public Hearings

Charter Board to Hold Series of Public Hearings

The Charles County Charter Board is holding several public hearings in April and May, one in each Commissioner district, to provide information regarding the Charter form of government and obtain comments to assist in finalizing the Draft Charter. The final draft will be on the ballot in November. The schedule for the Charter Board...
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